Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Aloha!


Today is Ka Hae Hawai'i Day, also known as Hawaiian Flag Day. I'm not sure how this one is celebrated, but if anyone wants to pay to send me to Hawaii for a few days to find out, I'm not going to complain.

This is also J. K. Rowling's birthday, so best wishes to the creator of the Harry Potter series of books. There have been quite a few Daria/Harry Potter fanfic crossovers out there, probably too many for me to list without missing at least a few. So, why not talk about your favorites in the comments?

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Remember to Remove the Lid if You Use a Conventional Oven!


It's National Lasagna Day! This is nothing special to the Morgendorffers, of course, but feel free to celebrate with a plate of delicious pasta today. I recommend fresh over frozen, but I won't judge.

Today is also International Tiger Day, so take this opportunity to put stripes in your hair if you've been considering it. Just don't let Daria anywhere near the hair dye, okay?

Fanfic Update!
  • The Creepyling Chronicles, by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "It stopped crying when he entered the nursery. There it lay, crawled up against the bars of the crib. Watching him with its tiny, abyss-black eyes set in a wrinkled face."

  • Flynn at 1111 Glen Oak (Crossovers Still Crossing Over), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 7): "However a minute later, after they had gone through an intersection, a back wheel came off the vehicle... Trent noticed right away. 'Um, I think we’ve just lost a wheel,' The vehicle then ground to a halt. Trent put the gear stick into Neutral. 'That’s not good.'"

  • The Hunter Home from the Hill, by DeacBlue (parts 13 and 14): "When the Lanes walked into the living room, Daria looked up. 'Your parents?' At Jane's nod, she got up. 'Mr and Mrs. Lane, I'm Daria Morgendorffer. Jane's my best friend.' 'I know your mom wanted to see them, Daria,' Trent said. 'That she did.' Daria went upstairs, and after a minute, came back down, followed by Helen. 'Helloo, Mr. and Mrs. Lane. I'm Helen Morgendorffer. I hope you can stay for dinner, but we really need to talk. Why don't we all use my office?'" (Part 14)

  • Ill-conceived (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Embrace the Madness), by thatLONERchick (COMPLETE!): "Brittany sauntered up to Jane in the hallway, gray and black pigtails bobbing. 'Have you seen...Daria?'"

  • The Kissing Book, by DeacBlue (COMPLETE!): "Brittany knelt down and put her hands on Jane's shoulders. 'Let me explain.' She frowned. 'No, there's too much to say.' She sighed. 'Let me sum up. Daria is to marry Tom Sloane in a little less than a half-hour, so all we have to do is get in, break up the wedding, steal the lady, and make our escape, after I kill Li.'" (Part 11)

  • Nothing (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Embrace the Madness), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Daria froze in mute horror as Jane's face came closer and closer to hers, then just when her red lips were about to meet hers, Daria recoiled in disgust and roared, 'I AM NOT A LESBIAN!'"

  • Searching For a New Hope, by thatLONERchick: "About halfway through the first set, Daria put a hand to her stomach and frowned. She had been feeling warm all night and left her jacket in the car, but even so sweat shone on her bare arms. Nausea roiled her stomach and her face felt flushed. Daria bit her lip and dreaded a fever." (SFMB)

  • Sexy Daria: Sexy Cute Models, by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Daria couldn’t resist a smile at the haggard looking administrator, the last couple of days had seen the Principal of Laaaaandaaaale Hiiiighhhh doing some serious damage control as the local media had a field day with everything that had happened on what they dubbed 'Glamazon Day'."

  • The Ten Year Reunion Letter (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Embrace the Madness), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'Hey Dee!' the familiar voice of her husband emerged from the kitchen, 'You got a letter from your old high school, something about a reunion.'"

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Opposites Attract), by Wassersauefer (COMPLETE!): "Two months ago he would never have thought that he'd do something this dorky. Still, here he was, Jamie White, sitting in the movie theatre and fidgeting like a small child, grinning like a maniac."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Funhouse Mirror Time (AU Crossovers with Canon)), by neonhomer (COMPLETE!): "A moment later, Daria woke up. 'I’m still dreaming.' She said. 'No.' Said the Captain. 'We were going to erase your memory, but I’m giving you the choice. If we do erase your memory, it will seem like a distant dream. Or, you can retain the memories of here, but you can tell no one. Not even Jane.' She said with a small smile."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Embrace the Madness), by BrownEyedBagel (COMPLETE!): "'Hey Tom...yeah it’s Trent. Look man...she needs you...she needs you real bad right now...well...not exactly like that...she’s been talking about...um...hang on...'"

  • Unnamed story (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Embrace the Madness), by Greystar (COMPLETE!): "'Yo, Mack Daddy!' Kevin greeted Mack in the usual way. 'Yo, Queen Bee!' Mack greet Kevin back in the definitely not usual way."

  • A Very Dull Saw (IC: Sleeping With Strangers (But Not Like That!)), by Aloysius (COMPLETE!): "Then he became aware of something warm behind him and froze still. He could smell some perfume and knew that whoever it was, it was female, but definitely not Jodie. Then he realized that he was totally naked and closed his eyes. Oh, hell. Oh, hell. Oh, hell."

  • Wednesday Afternoon, by peetz5050 (part 4): "Sergeant Kendall walked over and took the handset. 'Who am I talking to, please?... Yes Ms. Li... I see... everything?... what does that mean exactly?... surely there's an override... what about if there was a fire?... none at all!... right.' He sighed, then put the phone back to his ear."

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Stacy O?


Happy birthday to the late Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who was born on this day in 1929. Although the former U.S. First Lady was known for being a fashion trendsetter, I'm not sure Stacy has what it takes to live in the media spotlight. At least without hyperventilating.

As far as canon connections, the only direct one I can think of is Jane's mention of "Quinnie O" in relation to Quinn's disguise during "A Tree Grows in Lawndale." This was most likely a reference to "Jackie O's" fashion style of wearing scarves and dark sunglasses later in life. I wonder whether the Fashion Club would approve or disapprove of her choice.

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Speedtrapped" in 1999. We saw Daria's progression from timid driver to near-perpetrator of vehicular homicide, as well as some interesting glimpses into Quinn's activities during dates. Not to mention the delicious but virtually unbreakable ice cream cake.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Ready...Aim...


Today is the anniversary of the episode "Fire!" Jake very nearly destroyed the Morgendorffer home, Quinn narrowly missed dating a (gasp!) computer geek, and Daria...well, Daria came ever closer to that fateful moment that would give fandom migraines for over a decade and still counting.

Fanfic Update!
  • At the Crossroads...(Chapter 13), by oni (part 1): "The door opened and on the other side of the door, Jane appeared with a cup of coffee in her hand. Sandi looked at Jane for a moment, wondering why she was here, when suddenly the answer came to her. To confirm her suspicion, she asked, 'Daria’s here isn’t she?'"

  • Business as Usual (IC: Post-post Apocolyptic Daria), by Wassersauefer (COMPLETE!): "Daria Morgendorffer was not a happy camper. Mainly because she was nearly never happy, not since... well, she just wasn't. With a bored look at her dirty face she eyed her surroundings. Although this place was supposed to be safe did she not trust the peace. She had learned the hard way that danger is always around you, whether you notice it or not."

  • Dominated (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Embrace the Madness), by thatLONERchick (COMPLETE!): "Tom very deliberately clipped the leash onto the collar around Daria's neck, then pulled hard on it until her ear was against his lips."

  • Ethan Yeager in Lawndale: Ch 9 Soaking Up Summer, by Shiva (part 6): "Coyote tried to calm her down but she smacked his hand away and began to suck in labored breaths as she began to shake more violently, unable to articulate anything coherent, Willow let out an earsplitting scream containing years of suppressed rage before sinking back into her chair like a marionette puppet who’s strings were cut."

  • The Kissing Book, by DeacBlue (part 9): "Brittany screwed up her face. 'Well, the Taylors have never taken defeat easily. Kevvie, carry her body with you.' 'Her body? Ewww.' 'Yes, her body. And do you have any money?' 'Maybe some. Why?' Brittany sighed. 'I just hope it's enough to buy a miracle.'"

  • Major-i-tay Mission (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Embrace the Madness), by JoeMerl (COMPLETE!): "The two teenagers paused, shoulders slumping as they sat on Jodie's stoop. Then Mack slowly rose to his feet, pulling a gun out of his shoulder holster."

  • Moroned (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Embrace the Madness), by thatLONERchick (COMPLETE!): "'Looks like we're stranded. There's only one course of action open to us now.'"

  • Priscilla's New Look (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Embrace the Madness), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Priscilla smiled and sighed as she brushed her new pretty red hair while drops of blood slowly crawled down her face, no doubt being absorbed by her skin to make her even prettier!"

  • The Puzzle, by DeacBlue (COMPLETE!): "Daria smiled as she picked up her daughter. 'Oof! You're getting big!' After they had sat down in the recliner, she said, 'Do you want to hear about a puzzle I did when I was just about your age?' Anne, curled up in Daria's lap, nodded vigorously."

  • A Resentful Cynic Ch.4 : Revenge of the Malled, by ST91 (part 5): "'Well here it says that they intend to visit high schools and invite interested girls to nominate their schools. Don’t do you think that it would be great if they came to Lawndale High?' 'Indeed it would be a great opportunity for us. Well Stacy I must say congrats to you, being only the secretary of the club you had a great idea.' Sandi said with her usual barely hidden nastiness."

  • The South Rises Again (Iron Chef: Double or Nothing), by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "I can't believe I said 'yes' to this,' Daria thought aloud, grimacing as Clayton Arbusto finished his latest brain fart on the current book he had read (surprisingly enough, he was capable of that skill)."

  • Star Trek: Daria - Resurrection, by echopapa (part 4): "They stopped at a door. 'Here are your quarters,' Wesley said. 'The door has already been programmed to respond to your biosigns. Just walk through.' The door slid aside as she and Wesley entered. In response to their presence, the lights came up, enabling Daria to see clearly. Her quarters were a suite with a sitting room with sofa, table and chairs, and floral arrangements with what she assumed were exotic alien plants. But what really drew her attention was the view."

  • Strontium Daria (IC: Post-post Apocolyptic Daria), by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "2197. 'Welcome to Lawndale Intergalactic Port! We hope you enjoy your visit!'"

  • Tales of the Ringbearers: A Salvage Attempt (IC: Hell is Crossed People), by Doggieboy (part 3): "'Something is wrong with Robert, Nappy. He’s never acted so...pervy...before.' 'Pervy?' Napoleon asked. 'He’s acting like a pervert!' she said. 'He’s not acting like himself.' The beagle raised his head and sniffed briefly. 'We had better follow him.' 'Why?' she asked. 'Because he’s not going into the bathroom.'"

  • The Truth Revealed! (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Embrace the Madness), by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "'At last, now we're the majority in this town! You and me... and... where did all these black people come from? Who the hell are those people?'"

  • Unexpected Hookup: Underneath It All, by Shiva (part 2): "Helen then laughed darkly, 'At least I was able to tell Rita my girls have their loves lives under control.' 'And what would you know about that?' Daria cut in very harshly, her eyes flashing dark hatred from behind her lenses."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Double or Nothing), by LadieT (COMPLETE!): "Daria stared at the exit door and tried to supress her anger. Damnit Jane, you knew I didn't want to go out tonight. You know how hard of a time I have talking to your brother. Wait until the next time I see you, you're gonna get a boot in the ass."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Double or Nothing), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "'I merely offer it as an observation,' Pat Seven said. 'You may take it as the assessment of a consummate liar, or you may take it as the God's honest truth.' 'There could be an area in between,' Daria answered. 'Maybe you're just sitting in the gray zone.'"

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Ladies first), by JoeMerl (COMPLETE!): "'You're acting strange today, Tom; you rushed out of the house so early that I barely saw you. Not that I can blame you for opting out of our fascinating breakfast conversation—'"

  • Unnamed story (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Embrace the Madness), by BrownEyedBagel (COMPLETE!): "Daria:' Let me get this straight...There was a fire at the mall....'"

  • Unnamed story (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Embrace the Madness), by DeacBlue (COMPLETE!): "One of the e-mails accompanying their 20 year high school reunion was from Ronnie, a boy that Daria vaguely remembered, asking them to visit a karaoke bar the night before."

  • Until the End (Iron Chef: Chateau de Morgendorffer), by januense (COMPLETE!): "They continued their trip in silence, until, about ten minutes after, as promised, the street climbed around the sharp side of the mountain, revealing the view of an ancient castle, roosted on a huge pinnacle of rock, departing from the main body of the mountain." (Alternate ending and Iron Chef)

  • Wednesday Afternoon, by peetz5050 (part 3): "TWO LOUD BANGS! The alarms died away though Quinn's ears were still ringing from the aural assault. 'What the hell was that?' She demanded. No one seemed to know."

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Still Pissing off that Camel, Though


Happy Threading the Needle Day! Daria's helping Jake out with this one, but you can join in the fun by...threading a needle, I guess. Kind of an anticlimactic holiday, really.

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Anyone Got Any Ketchup?


Today is National Hot Dog Day! Jake has a few recipes to share if you need inspiration, but he doesn't recommend buying them in bulk. He also doesn't recommend you go up against Mr. DeMartino in a hot dog eating contest. That man is in it to win it. Just look at his game face.

Fanfic Update!
  • The 180 Degree Turn Ch. 1: New Page, but Same Book, by Walter Kovacs (part 2): "They went out into the front yard and paused long enough to see the family moving in. The father was a typical yuppie looking fellow, the mother had long wavy auburn hair, glasses and wore a sweater with jeans. A boy who was Tom's height, who wore glasses was helping the father move a couch. Elsie guessed he was one half of a set of twins by the simple fact of a shorter, female version of him him walking around carrying boxes."

  • Apathymorphs: The Invasion, by JoeMerl (COMPLETE!): "Without thinking I let out a roar. It seemed to explode out of my mouth like thunder. I can’t even describe how I felt. My fear was gone! I was a tiger! What puny little runt was even going to dare to challenge me?!"

  • The Dork Kev Rises (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Embrace the Madness), by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "Gotham Rogues Stadium. The echo of detonators continued to ring, and the screams of the wounded and the terrified. Gradually, they became aware of the men with guns around them and the man in the steel mask."

  • Ethan Yeager in Lawndale: Ch 9 Soaking Up Summer, by Shiva (part 5): "They were escorted by the man who had answered the door and shown to a parlor with only a minimum of fuss, where Daria instantly noticed that the Sloane’s were dressed to the nines, and one Sloane in particular noticed her just as quickly.. 'Wow Daria...' Tom said with wide eyes and soft tender tones, 'You look amazing.'"

  • An Excerpt from "My Time With Helen's Hellions" (IC: Post-post Apocolyptic Daria), by Aloysius: "Dealing with Ms. Barksdale’s temper was always a tricky thing. As head of a salvor’s group, she had to be tough and capable - and she was both in excess. I’d heard the story about how she calmly shot her husband’s killer in his shoulder and hip joints and left him screaming in agony on the ground."

  • Family New, by RLobinske (part 7): "Rita watched Amy nurse the coffee for a few moments before saying, 'With all that's been going on today, we haven't had a chance to catch up with each other. How are you doing? What's going on in your life?' 'Mostly working. The magazine treats me well. I enjoy living in New York and I get to travel.' 'But?'"

  • Favorite Student (Iron Chef: Opposites Attract), by Walter Kovacs (COMPLETE!): "'Charles,' Ms. Barch said with a sadistic grin. 'For your detention, you must... Submit.'"

  • The Hearts Within, by neonhomer (part 8): "'Stacy? You okay?' 'Yeah.” Said Stacy. 'I’m just still a bit shocked.' 'Shocked?' asked Jane. 'No one has ever stood up for me.... Ever.'"

  • Immortal Blood, by Shiva (part 8): "The car magazine helped to hide his clandestine reading for the rest of lunch and in his next class, however he was kept from fully engaging with the text since he had French class with Mohammad, which meant he was required to talk to him. But he was able to finish the first chapter on vampire basics by the end of class, in addition to what he had already read, Skylar had learned about his new biology."

  • Introduction by Jared Diamond (Iron Chef: Crossovers with NonFictional Works (and Beyond)), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "The theory, in brief, is that Daria Morgendorffer's intelligence does not come from some innate property but is rather the result of a chain of developments resulting in a disproportionate distribution of IQ."

  • Lawn Trek (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Embrace the Madness), by Vukodlak (COMPLETE!): "Tom Sloane Lieutenant Junior grade of the USS Lawndale was being hunted, he was marooned on this planet along side Lieutenant T'Daria Morgendorffer after their expermental ship crashed." (Continued by Roentgen) (Continued by Vukodlak)

  • The Love in Which I Long For (IC: Selective Soulmate), by OverlordMikey (COMPLETE!): "'I don’t know Sandi, online dating is creepy. It’s why we’re so exclusive. I doubt it’ll ever catch on.' Quinn suggested."

  • Operation Glitterberries: Chapter 08, by BF110C4 (parts 4 and 5): "'Oh my god Daria, it’s me Marianne. What happened to you?' 'Then you do know me. Umm, I wonder...'" (Part 5)

  • A Resentful Cynic Ch.4 : Revenge of the Malled, by ST91 (part 3): "It was difficult for Charles to find a place, since that no girl wanted him around and the boys were frightened of being contaminated by his reputation. Charles didn’t blame them, because for them he was just Upchuck. The road to redemption is long and difficult, he had thought while picking up all the courage he had, which had gone to asking Daria if he could sit next to her."

  • Sexy Daria: Sexy Cute Models, by Shiva (part 7): "The stage lights came on and the two fashion victims lead their lambs to the slaughter. Daria strode out first like she owned the join, followed by her sister Quinn, Sandi, Stacy, and a very heavy girl named Dawn Harris. 'Whoa!' Jane said in shock, 'Look at what Daria’s wearing.' 'I know...' Scarlett breathed in equal amazement."

  • ST: VOY: ANJ 02: Voyager Tales, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1): "Kate entered the holodeck, into a large entrance hall with curved walls. The door closed. She looked back and saw a round door. She started walking further into the smial, for smial it was. ‘Very curious,’ she thought. She followed the curve of the corridor around the interior of the hill and found Daniel in the library.'Lord of the Rings, huh?' she asked."

  • This Place... (IC: Post-post Apocolyptic Daria), by OverlordMikey (COMPLETE!): "Jane... her name was Jane... Oh how she hated that place... She continued to read her book."

  • True Home, by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'I wish Trent would check on me more often here,' Jane thought with only a hint of begrudgeness, 'But I guess his new lady friend is taking up valuable checking time.' Jane the smiled to herself, 'Still it's nice to have him in Boston... A fringe benefit of him dating Daria now I guess...'"

  • Unexpected Hookup: Underneath It All, by Shiva (part 1): "Daria felt perfectly, beautifully content, on her side on top of the sheets of Ronnie’s bed, with Ronnie on his side next to her. Very much next to her, in fact they were enjoying some (fully clothed) after school cuddling time together."

  • Upchuck's A Man (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Embrace the Madness), by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "Chuck Ruttheimer staggered out of Andrea's house, blinking and confused. More confused when he saw Jane's brother's band, Systic Mire or something, waiting in the street."

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Mmm...Approximate Pi....


Today is Pi Approximation Day! It's not as exact as Pi Day, but I figure it's still a good excuse to geek out and eat pie, so where's the downside? Even Quinn is getting into the spirit, although I'm sure she has no intention of telling Sandi about it. And presumably the pie is low-fat.

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Friday, July 20, 2012

That's One Small Step for an Overachiever....


Today is the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969! That's worth celebrating even if you aren't a space travel fanatic. Jodie's recreating the big event, perhaps as a nice boost to her resume.

In more recent news, today is also the anniversary of the airing of "See Jane Run" in 1998. Jane didn't make it to the moon, but she did get to wipe that contemptuous smirk off Ms. Morris's face. Equally satisfying, in its own way.

Fanfic Update!
  • The 180 Degree Turn Ch. 1: New Page, but Same Book, by Walter Kovacs (part 1): "Before Elsie could do more than roll her eyes in annoyance, her door opened and the youngest member of the triplets (by five minutes) stuck his head in and smiled at them. 'Hey guys, It appears that we have new neighbors.' He informed his siblings; 'They’re moving in right now.'"

  • All's Fare (A kinda-sorta IC - No Gas!), by DeacBlue (part 2): "'Breaking news!' the announcer said. 'Wildfires have gotten out of control in the national forest, twenty miles west of Lawndale. Reports are that a group or groups of campers are in danger of being cut off, and emergency services do not have enough fuel to reach them.'"

  • Armored Cynic Daria, Episode 2: The 8th Circuit, by RX-87 (part 6): "EXT: Daria sits on the roof of her house, looking up at the night sky. DARIA: All my life, I wanted that kind of power."

  • At the Crossroads...(Chapter 12), by oni (COMPLETE!): "'Quinn, I apologize if I come to this conclusion, but are you using Black Friday as a shopping day for yourself?' Caving in, Quinn replied with defeat in her voice, 'Yeah.' Sandi mentally held herself back from saying anything else to Quinn, but as the four of them entered the mall, she did have only one thought running through her head. 'I’ve been tricked into waking up for your typical shopping outing... I’ve been tricked into waking up for your typical shopping outing... I’ve been tricked...'"

  • A Brothers Duty, by Gnome (COMPLETE!): "I feel someone watching me. Another late night traveler, a huge specimen. She observes me with tired eyes. Her reflexes are slow, she cannot possibly prove a challenge to me. I allow myself a slight smile. But I must not let myself grow too complacent. We all need the same thing, and most of the prey had already been taken."

  • Ethan Yeager in Lawndale: Ch 9 Soaking Up Summer, by Shiva (part 4): "Daria wished to whatever deities were out there ranging from the Apophis to Zeus that she could temporarily shut down her brain for the duration of what she was having to endure for her second dinner at the Sloanes. 'Daria!' Quinn whined, 'Come on out now, it couldn’t have taken you that long to change into the next outfit.'"

  • Good Nutrition (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Embrace the Madness), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'It's just like old Tim said,' Daria said after burping and wiping her face with a napkin, 'Good nutrition is important too.'"

  • The Hunter Home from the Hill, by DeacBlue (part 12): "Daria could hear Jane's smile over the line. 'So what's up, amiga?' 'Well, besides the fact that I want to see my newly-minted girlfriend,' Daria's smile widened until it almost split her face, 'Quinn has some questions about what happened last night. Can you come over?'"

  • Immortal Blood, by Shiva (part 7): "Then just as he began to head on out, O’Neill put what he thought was a comforting hand on Skylar’s shoulder and brushed the skin of his neck. 'Oh dear,' O’Neill breathed in shock as he felt... 'You’re so cold Skylar, are you sure you’re alright?' 'Lawsuit!' Skylar snapped at him with an unknowing flash of deathly blue seeping through his illusionary baby-blues and causing the fear of the Grim Reaper to grip his teacher’s bowels."

  • It's Only Another Daria/Quinn Torture Story (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Embrace the Madness), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'People see us everywhere / They think you really care.' Sang the beautiful blond cowboy while strumming his guitar."

  • Kinetic Adventures, by MetalShadowX (part 9): "'You think you'll get away with this?' 'As long as you want your identity kept secret, then yes I do.' 'Just who the hell are you to blackmail me like this?!' 'Don't you recognize me? I'm disappointed in you,' she smirked, 'big sis.'"

  • The Kissing Book, by DeacBlue (parts 6 - 8): "'Jane, I love you, so please don't be offended when I tell you that that's so stupid that it just might -' Daria picked that moment to step into a patch of sand and disappear." (Part 7) (Part 8)

  • A Lift (IC: Sam Stack), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'Thanks for the lift,' Jane said as she climbed into the passenger seat of the black sports car. 'You sure about not calling a wrecker?' the brown-haired muscular god asked with some concern, eyeing the beat up blue corvette on the side of the road."

  • Long, Cold School Year (Iron Chef - Doug, Susan and Ramona), by LadieT (COMPLETE!): "'Ramona Thatcher,' the teacher said with a slight growl in her voice as she looked directly at the blonde girl sitting near the back of the class. 'Here,' Ramona replied trying to hide from the glare the teacher was shooting in her direction."

  • Meeting at the Park (Iron Chef: Fresh takes on Veronica Morgendorffer), by Wassersauefer (COMPLETE!): "'Um... hi?' 'AAAH!!' Startled she jumped, her coke bottle falling and crashing onto the ground, glass and the beverage splattering in every direction. Her heart hammering and her breathing short she looked at the intruder that shocked her. 'Damn, was that necessary?'"

  • Operation Glitterberries: Chapter 08, by BF110C4 (part 3): "Entering once more to the bathroom she could clearly see the path that the bullet took after missing her, going through the open door and the shower’s curtain, to embed itself on the wall. Just two inches down, or half a second more to aim... She was damn lucky."

  • Revenge from the Grave (Iron Chef: Chateau de Morgendorffer), by Reven384 (COMPLETE!): "'I'm still a bit surprised mother left me anything. I figured she'd leave everything to Rita,' Helen said before bitterly adding, 'Then again she left Rita most of her possessions and money.'"

  • Rude Awakening Ep 11: Sucks To Be Them!, by DIsaac (part 4): "STACY: So we will be putting our REAL plan in action as we speak.... Operation Wicked Witch. The plan is simple. We will be working throughout the day to ruin Mrs. Griffin's day in ways small to epic. The plan is to make her think Boston Sucks as a place to live and make her hate our fair city to the point that when she thinks of Boston.... She'll hate this place with every fiber of her being. It will mean that she will leave You, Tom and future child to be named later..... Alone and safe here in New England."

  • Sexy Daria: Sexy Cute Models, by Shiva (part 6): "'Oh you're so slender and pouty,' Claude said in admiration of Daria Morgendorffer while Romonica’s eyes danced with thoughts of how much money she could make off this girl, 'And even those glasses are cute, but could you take them off please?' 'Oh ducky,' Daria replied very sweetly before her voice turned to ice, 'I need them to see scam artists.'"

  • Slumber Party (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Embrace the Madness), by JoeMerl (COMPLETE!): "As President of the Fashion Club, I declare that this meeting-slash-slumber party can official begin,' Sandi said. 'Now, what should we do first?"

  • Unexpected Hookup: A Bigger Bite, by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Jane continued and her voice grew more distant, 'As I saw the two of you together I... I became afraid.' Jane grew quiet after that, which forced Daria to ask, 'Afraid of what?' 'Of losing you Daria,' Jane replied sadly, 'You’re the only friend I’ve got.'"

  • Unnamed story (IC: Sam Stack), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Sam sighed in post-coital bliss, his body exhausted but feeling completely satisfied after having the best sex he had ever had so far."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Chateau de Morgendorffer), by RX-87 (COMPLETE!): "'Well, during the war, the cousin was roped into fighting under General Barksdale and got to meet his niece while on leave. Not long after that, she came down with TB and had to spend some time in a sanatorium. Just about the time her new baby brother, my great grandfather, was born...'"

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef - Let's Play Sports), by LadieT (COMPLETE!): "'Eight - ' the sound of slashing filled the air ' - make that nine. You just had to want to go to the London Games.' Jane said as the blood squirted from the now dismembered zombie body."

  • A Wish for the Perfect Night (IC: Sam Stack), by OverlordMikey (COMPLETE!): "A rose was laid outside her door as always. She picked it up and sniffed it a little before putting it in her hair and gong inside. Code for meet you in an hour. He pulled his car up and she got in."

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Trent? About that Mysterious Red Stuff in the Fridge...?


Today is the anniversary of the birth of Lizzie Borden, who was tried and acquitted of violently killing her father and stepmother with a hatchet. To this day the case remains unsolved, but I bet that didn't stop Daria from telling Quinn the story frequently at bedtime when they were kids. After all, what else are big sisters for?

This is also the anniversary of the airing of the episode "Groped by an Angel" in 2000. Quinn discovers a fascination with guardian angels while Brittany celebrates her hard-earned C-. My favorite moment of the episode is still the "sub-zero" argument between Trent and Nick. What's yours?

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Some Day Her Paints Will Come


Happy anniversary to Disneyland, which opened on this day in 1955. Perhaps one day, Kevin Thompson will score a winning goal in the Super Bowl, look into the camera, and declare his intention to go there. And on that day, Mr. DeMartino will lose whatever may remain of his sanity.

Jane, however, seems oddly content considering she's surrounded by woodland creatures that may well be about to strike. Hey, I'll bet there's a Sick, Sad World episode for that. Any ideas for the SSW teaser?

Fanfic Update!
  • Apathymorphs: The Invasion, by JoeMerl (part 9): "What was going to happen tonight? What was this Yeerk pool anyway, what were we going to find? Would we manage to destroy this thing? Would we manage to free Trent? Was Quinn right? Was I really going to have to—"

  • College Bound (Iron Chef - Doug, Susan and Ramona), by JoeMerl (COMPLETE!): "She approached and put her binder down on the table next to him. 'Evan Landon?' 'Uh-huh.' 'I'm Ramona Johnson, your new Math tutor.' 'Uh-huh,' he said again, not looking up from his football."

  • Ethan Yeager in Lawndale: Ch 9 Soaking Up Summer, by Shiva (part 3): "'Afterward we talked on the phone and just hung out for a couple days before she took me to DC on a day trip, remember all those times Quinn had us go to the mall with her and her friends?' Both Jeffy and Joey shuddered at the memories, all the bag carrying, the expensive gifts, being forced to wait in the car for hours on end, and all of it to get the favor of girls who didn’t give a crap about them at all. 'Well this was so much better,' Jamie replied with a big grin, 'She bought clothes for me.'"

  • Eye on the Target (Iron Chef - Let's Play Sports), by ST91 (COMPLETE!): "Three shots, three centers. Daria smiled when she saw that, once again, her arrows had hit the target perfectly."

  • Family Reunion, by januense (part 8): "'Well ...' replied Jane '... in fact, we've captured something...' she pointed her finger at her left shoulder, where the little fairy, bandaged almost like a little mummy... thanks to Jane's really poor medical skills ... was graciously sitting '... though not in the way it was supposed to be captured. I hope it's not a problem for you, auntie...' she expectantly asked."

  • First Day of Summer, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 2): "'Let’s see, fifteen stores, including twelve clothing stores,' Quinn said as she leafed through the application forms. 'One of them JJ Jeeters,' Sandi murmured. 'Sandi, remember what I said earlier,' Quinn said. 'Yeah, beggers cannot be choosers, but the clothes there are very garish,' Sandi said."

  • Full Circle (IC: Sandi Triumphant), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Sandi smiled at the three little ones playing out in the front yard while she pulled her latest quilt up around her just a little more tightly."

  • Getting Along (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Embrace the Madness), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Darius Morgendorffer had hoped that they could have dwelled in their own personal heaven forever, but alas Helen had called that morning informing her son that she and Jake would be cutting their trip short since she and Rita had argued so badly that Grandma had kicked them out."

  • The Great White Dope (IC: KKKevin), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "How much life had changed since Kevin Thompson got arrested for being caught in a KKK rally. The joke was that there were more FBI agents than Klansmen in any konflagration or whatever the hell those nuts called themselves. It was easy for the FBI guys to talk Kevin into saying something stupid."

  • The Hearts Within, by neonhomer (part 7): "I went to take a bite of my pizza, when the phone rang. Quinn leapt up and answered it. 'Hello? Oh.... Hold on.' She brought the phone to me. 'It’s Tom.' I found myself flying out of the chair, grabbing the phone."

  • Immortal Blood, by Shiva (part 6): "'I am proud of you Child,' Felix said softly while looking down into Skylar’s flashing blue eyes, 'You have taken your first steps into eternity.' Felix didn’t have to use his psychic power, nor the link between them to know that his Child’s mind was starting to fall back on what it knew. The human instinct for guilt after making the first kill."

  • In Bulgaria (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Embrace the Madness), by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "Mr Edwards would have continued if the church door hadn't exploded off its hinges. 'FREEZE! NATIONAL POLICE SERVICE!'"

  • Insult Me!!! (Iron Chef: Opposites Attract), by Wassersauefer (COMPLETE!): "She only waited a few seconds, then her drive was there. Immediately she was met with insulting loud music that was totally outdated, the smell of beer and cheap booze and motor oil, an absolute fashion disaster and of course an insult. Like every morning."

  • In the Woods (IC: Sleeping With Strangers (But Not Like That!)), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Graham felt freezing cold as he slowly sat up and felt a sudden stabbing pain move across his fabulous brain. 'Ow!' he moaned while rubbing the back of his head where the pain was coming from, then as he tried to stand up he began to notice things, like that he was the middle of the woods, and that he was only wearing his tighty whiteys."

  • Is Eat College Yet? (Pie, Pie, My Darling), by Smijey (COMPLETE!): "'Envelope small and thin: not good,' Daria muttered to herself as she opened the message from Bromwell."

  • Jane Waits (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Embrace the Madness), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.' Daria chanted over and over again while smearing blood upon an altar with unspeakable objects upon them, her eyes filled with the madness of having seen things that no mortal should ever know."

  • The Journal of Steve Rowe (A genderswap never before done), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "I'm writting in you because Mrs. Manson thinks it's good for me. Well an intro should help, I'm Steven Liam Rowe, but everyone just calls me Steve! Hee Hee Hee! It was either this or go back to that stupid Self-Esteemy class, ugh!"

  • The Kissing Book, by DeacBlue (part 5): "'Death cannot stop True Love. All it can do is delay it for a while.' Daria blushed. 'I will never doubt again.' Jane, in a near-whisper, said, 'There will never be a need.' And she then kissed Daria."

  • Loner Type (A genderswap never before done), by ThanatosRW (COMPLETE!): "She was independent. He felt he needed her. He never thought about how hypocritical his love was. When she returned to Texas, he was heart-broken, In desperation, he tried each year to get Camp Grizzly to do a reunion, all to see her again."

  • Misery Machine, by NightGoblyn (part 2): "'Problem?' Daria asked, stowing the knife and grabbing her pack. The two girls began walking down the hallway. Jane shrugged. 'I wasn't gonna enter the contest. She got all . . . .' 'Pushy?' Daria asked, a slight growl in her voice. 'Excited,' Jane corrected gently."

  • My Name is Quinn, by ThanatosRW (COMPLETE!): "My name is Quinn Morgendorffer, and I am a brain."

  • Operation Glitterberries: Chapter 08, by BF110C4 (part 2): "Marianne was distracted from the conversation by a short, sharp, noise coming upstairs, followed by a much closer crash and crack that gave her a bad feeling. 'Just a second Helen, something wrong.' Without waiting from a response form her boss she rushed the stairs, and what she found horrified her."

  • Save the Last Trance for Me, by jtranser (COMPLETE!): "Jane said: 'O.K., Daria, I'm seeing it and I bet you are too. But that's not a dream, but an hallucination, probably induced by contact with fish that fed on psychedelic algae blooms. That, or the Tikis are messing with us.'"

  • Saving Humanity? (IC: Sleeping With Strangers (But Not Like That!)), by Aloysius (COMPLETE!): "He turned over and froze as he saw a redheaded teenager laying on her left side. He felt his mouth dry up as he stared at her sleeping form. Who are you? And where the hell am I?"

  • Sexy Daria: Sexy Cute Models, by Shiva (part 5): "Then when her alarm clock failed to go off, Charles had proven to be an early riser and had gotten her up and never once leered or said anything Upchuckish. 'He’s growing up fast Mrs. Lane.. Jane thought to herself, .And growing up to be pretty damn good.' That last bit caused absolutely everything in the fiber of her being to suddenly freeze. Upchuck... looked good?!"

  • Sisters of Silence (Iron Chef: Opposites Attract), by Wassersauefer (COMPLETE!): "Tiffany sat on a bench, not moving for hours and staring straight ahead. Neither she nor her companion sad anything, just starring and sitting. It wasn't like there was anything to look at, just a building site without any movement, the workers long gone home. A tumbleweed blew past. Nothing happened."

  • Stacy 13 (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Embrace the Madness), by Smijey (COMPLETE!): "A brief thrill ran through Stacy as she heard the voice. She was strapped into the rocket along with two other astronauts on the first expedition back to the moon in decades. She was to be the first woman on the moon. 'Suck it, Sandi,' she thought to herself, a smile on her face."

  • This is Lawndale (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Embrace the Madness), by ST91 (COMPLETE!): "'Nooooooooo. Stop. How dare you do this to me. I am your principal. 'Angela Li screamed while two security guards carried her on the school roof."

  • Unexpected Hookup: A Bigger Bite, by Shiva (part 6): "'I think that, well... Well I’m not sure what they’re thinking but... I’ve been thinking and... Well...' There was a pause and Daria was tempted to hang up the phone before Quinn forced it out. 'I’m not happy.'"

  • Unnamed story (IC: KKKevin), by RX-87 (COMPLETE!): "'My Spring Break was awesome! At first I thought it was gonna suck, cause my family went down to visit my boring aunt and uncle in Texas and they wanted us to go with them to this new church or something they joined. It sounded really dumb, but then it turned out really cool. When we got to the meeting, everybody was dressed in white and the leader had, like a hood or something over his head...'"

  • Unnamed story (IC: Sleeping With Strangers (But Not Like That!)), by BrownEyedBagel (COMPLETE!): "Jane stirred slightly as if she was getting over being shot. Tiffany was at a loss for words; which in all fairness was an understatement. Jane was missing her red jacket and the equally unfashionable footwear. She spoke in a low voice that sounded very intimidating."

  • Unnamed story (IC: Sleeping With Strangers (But Not Like That!)), by januense (COMPLETE!): "Mack was the fist to wake up. He shook his head, trying to remember what the hell happened to make him faint like that."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef - Doug, Susan and Ramona), by RX-87 (COMPLETE!): "'No offense,' Daria addressed the curvacious, cyan-haired woman fixing her makeup in the mirror of the ladies' room, to which they had retreated in order to be able to converse without Icebox Woman drowning them out, 'But you look older than I thought you'd be.'"

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Opposites Attract), by Ranger Thorne (COMPLETE!): "Here he comes, she thought, bracing herself. He's gonna say it, but I'm not going to laugh this time."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Embrace the Madness), by peetz5050 (COMPLETE!): "'Hey Quinn, whatcha doin?' 'I'm writing... trying to write this report for O'Neill. It's Macbeth this year, he wants us to write about some personal insight we might have into this scene with Lady Macbeth washing her hands. Any ideas?'"

  • Unpopular, by Reven384 (part 2): "'That loser will pay for bumping into me. Losers like her need to know their place,' Sandi said before an idea came into her mind and she walked towards Skyler’s normal spot during lunch."

  • The Visit, by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'Well I just came to tell you that Dad died a few weeks ago, a heart attack while on a cruise to Jamaica.' Evan then sighed when Rachel continued to sit glassy eyed in her little white chair in the sunlight filtering through the tiny window in her little white room in the Brookside Rest Home."

Monday, July 16, 2012

Dancing Cheek to Cheek


Happy birthday to the late actress and dancer Ginger Rogers, born on this day in 1911. Ginger Rogers's most famous dance partner was Fred Astaire, and it has been pointed out by others that Rogers did exactly the same thing as Astaire--except backwards and in high heels. Nice.

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Vive la France!


David: But when the workers stormed the Bastille, they only found seven prisoners, and one of them was the Marquis de Sade.

Quinn: Eww.

David: That's more or less the way they felt.
Happy Bastille Day! Brittany is demonstrating her deep love for French people and their culture, which I'm sure has nothing to do with that lonely exchange student who needed an American goodbye.

Today is also the anniversary of the airing of both "The Teachings of Don Jake" in 1997 and "Lane Miserables" in 1999. Both involved a certain amount of fantasizing, but in only one episode were those fantasies glitterberry-induced. Unless Daria's hiding something from everyone.

Fanfic Update!
  • Abattoir Blues (1): The Hitman and Her, by LongSnakeMoan (part 7): "'I apologise if this seems excessive, however Mr Caruso insisted that this conversation be a private one. My name is Bogdan Golovin and if Mr Caruso is correct then you are Mr DeMartino and Miss Lane and you are here to purchase weapons for the young lady. So firstly Miss Lane, have you ever owned or used a gun before?'"

  • Birthday Card (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Monday, Monday), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Tom Sloane slowly awoke in his bed, fresh off of his second year at Bromwell and back home in the Crew Neck for the summer, the sun was out and bright, but with his parents out of town and his sister in Europe 'finding herself, he had the whole house to himself. He then turned to look at his companion and amended that thought with, 'Well, we have the house for the month.'"

  • A Chaotic Shiny Tarot Reading, by Greystar (COMPLETE!): "Daria and Jane exchanged a look and a shrug and went inside. The inside of the tent was lit from a pair of open flaps near the top and decorated simple, moderately sized tapestries, not the in-your-face gaudy that was the stereotype of traveling shows. 'Would you be interested in having your cards read?' The lady who asked was on the high side of middle aged. 'You never know what they’ll tell you.'"

  • Diagnosis (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Monday, Monday), by breitasparrow: "How can this be? I’m only twenty-four years old. How much longer will I have to paint? Her thoughts were interrupted when there was a knock on her door. 'Come in,' Jane said. Daria walked in and sat down on the bed. From the tone of Jane’s voice over the phone, she could tell there was not-so-good news to be told."

  • Dreddful Dreams (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Monday, Monday), by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "Every light in Bromwell went off at once. 'This is the Headmaster. Somewhere on campus is a commoner.'"

  • A Dull Boy, by DeacBlue: "Daria looked up from her computer and glared at Quinn. 'What is it now?'"

  • Ethan Yeager in Lawndale: Ch 9 Soaking Up Summer, by Shiva (part 2): "Then something very unusual happened, for the first time since the night of his arrival, Willow’s voice went for airy and happy to something else. Flat and robotic. 'Kay called today,' she said with eyes downcast at her food, and everything stopped like someone had pushed the pause button."

  • The Further Adventures of Ivo Morgendorffer (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Embrace the Madness), by Walter Kovacs (COMPLETE!): "Eventually, Both Daria and Ivo walked into the waiting room. After about ten minutes of whispered insults and glaring at each other, the two were called in to speak with Ms. Manson After the introductions and obligatory speech about what the tests would be about, Mrs. Manson pulled out a picture of a man and a woman and showed it to Ivo. 'Now, Ian, what do you see here?' she asked."

  • The Hearts Within, by neonhomer (part 6): "Stacy just nodded. She thought of the perfect way to introduce the subject. 'You mom is going to set the appointment up for me so I can go after school.' 'Appointment for what?' asked Jane. 'Pregnancy check.' Said Stacy. Jane stopped in her tracks."

  • Immortal Blood, by Shiva (parts 4 and 5): "'I was just having fun.' Skylar offered up weakly in defense of his appearance. Felix just laughed at that and replied, 'Of course you were, when darkness began to fall the world truly opened up for you, it happens to all Newborns when they first begin to come into themselves.' 'Newborns?' Skylar asked in hushed tones, feeling as though he was missing something obvious." (Part 5)

  • Kevin Delivers (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Monday, Monday), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'...Trent have you seen my, AHHHH!' Jane screamed as she walked into the Lane's living room and beheld something she'd rather not have."

  • Kinetic Adventures, by MetalShadowX (part 8): "'Oh, don't forget, you have to tutor those kids at 4.' 'How could I forget, considering who signed me up?' 'No need to thank us for convincing your counselor that it would improve your social skills.' Rio proudly smiled."

  • The Kissing Book, by DeacBlue (parts 2 - 4): "Daria's emptiness consumed her. Although Tom Sloane's Special Permit, given to his family for their support in the Korean War, allowed him the right to choose any bride he wished, she had let him know the night that they met at the Zon that she did not and would not love him." (Part 3) (Part 4)

  • The Last Splash, by DeacBlue (COMPLETE!): "'A little girl went down to the edge of the lake, one summer,' said Daria, throwing a stone into the water. 'It had been very hot, so there was a wide place where the water barely covered the mud. Lots of little girls and boys were playing in the mud, so the girl, as was her custom, sat down and watched what the other children did. It seemed that they had invented a game of throwing rocks in the mud.'"

  • Lawndale and Sandi Griffin’s Genie (Chapter 7), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 5): "The squirrel appeared on the top of a fence and lost its grip of the emerald. He fell down one side and the emerald, the other. By the time it had clambered over the fence, he saw that three humans had it. ‘I’ll need reinforcements,’ he thought."

  • Misery Machine, by NightGoblyn (part 1): "'What's wrong, Daddy?' 'What, Sweetie?' Jake looked up from his bowl and tried to smile again. 'Nothing, nothing is wrong. Everything is just . . . I lost a client yesterday.'"

  • The New Cellmate (Scenes no Daria fanfic should ever have: Trip Cyclone), by Doggieboy (COMPLETE!): "'What's going on here?' Charles asked the policeman. 'This is jail, not a kiddie care center.' The officer sneered at the prisoner. 'We found your blood brother and decided that you two would be safer if you were in solitary - together.' He chuckled. 'Unless you two want to be put into the general population...'"

  • Nurse Goodnsexy Returns! (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Embrace the Madness), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'Aww my poor Jakey,' Helen Morgendorffer cooed to her husband as he rested in bed, laid out with a bad flu bug, 'I know that you’re sick but I have this big meeting at the office...'"

  • Operation Glitterberries, by BF110C4 (chapter 7, part 4 and chapter 8, part 1): "Melody smiled as she heard a simple set of footsteps, her gambit has been successful, by turning the alarm on in her doppelganger’s room and in the TV she had managed to separate both operatives. She had already opened the curtain and stood in front of the bathroom’s door. Once he passed with his back to the bath she would strike." (Chapter 8, part 1)

  • Particularly Proud (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Monday, Monday), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Kaiden stirred in his sleep a little after his father kissed him lightly on the forehead and whispered 'Good night son.' before walking quietly out of his son's room, but left the door open just a crack to let the hallway light in."

  • Quinn's Lab (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Embrace the Madness), by Reven384 (COMPLETE!): "Sandi was strapped to a table unable to move as her restraints were metal. This annoyed the girl as she was blindfolded. She felt soft hands touch her face before removing the blindfold. That was when she noticed Quinn wearing some kind of electronic eye wear and a lab coat."

  • Real CriminalĂ©s (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Embrace the Madness), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "All through the abandoned factory on the outskirts of town, they and the friends in 'The Circle' were having fun with their victims, chosen on the basis that they deserved to die."

  • Sexy Daria: Sexy Cute Models, by Shiva (part 4): "Daria was there as well, having a good time with Skylar who had proven to be something of a surprise for Jane. 'You know I have to admit that Daria’s been good for him.' Jane said quietly to herself as she found a nice quiet corner to observe everything, 'He hasn’t been quite the smarmy dude he used to be.'"

  • A Special Message (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Embrace the Madness), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Hi this is Skylar Feldman, and contrary to the rumors and the gossip I am not a psycho!"

  • Tiffany's True Blood Moment (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Monday, Monday), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Tiffany Blum-Deckler: 'It willlll beeee reeeealllly shiiiineeey outtttt sinnnceee theee suuuunnn willlll beeee outtttt.'"

  • Transfer Students, by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Jodie just smiled a little as Angela tried to dig herself out of the corner she had boxed herself in and just gave more stock answers, hoping that whoever had come to their school from Grove Hills didn't suck like the ones she had had the misfortune of dealing with. 'My god,' Jodie thought to herself as Li wrapped up the meeting, 'If these two are anything like that Graham character I might have to hurt someone.'"

  • Unexpected Hookup: A Bigger Bite, by Shiva (part 5): "'And did you hear about what happened in the halls a few minutes ago?' Stacy asked with a cutesy giggle. 'What?' Quinn asked in turn while applying makeup. 'Your, like, cousin or whatever and her boyfriend Ronnie had a major intimate moment in front of everyone.' 'What?!'"

  • Unnamed story (IC : Daria and the School of Magic), by Waylander (COMPLETE!): "'What can I do for you, Mr. Carver?' 'Professor Barksdale, I’d like to inform you that you’ve been appointed as Mage Evaluation officer. We already sent you everything you’ll need, including the results of the student’s Franklin's Test.'"

  • Unnamed story (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Embrace the Madness), by NightGoblyn (COMPLETE!): "What was that noise? It sounded like a car backfiring. No, it sounded like a gun, I know, there was this time in Highland . . . . Students, there is a shooter in the building. This is not a drill, this is not . . . oh, God!"

  • We Don't Talk About It... (Iron Chef: Fresh takes on Veronica Morgendorffer), by peetz5050 (part 2): "It was not a pleasant trip, it rained most of the way and everyone sat in their own personal pit of silence. As they neared their destination the sun finally broke through the cloud cover but it was watery and wan, no defense against the chill wind that cut mercilessly through any layers of clothing and seemed to get into their bones. They all half ran from the parking lot up to the imposing front door of the Victorian mansion that served as the entrance to the austere modern facility behind it."

  • Worked At It (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Monday, Monday), by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "'Why should we work at it when we are already getting bored?' Tom stared at Daria for a long time. And then he pulled up his hands as if they were holding a shotgun, going 'cha-CHIK"'"

Friday, July 13, 2012

Eep!


Look out, everyone! It's Friday the 13th once again, so try to avoid any open ladders, broken mirrors, or black cats. Also try to avoid Ms. Barch on a bad day and the Fashion Club on a makeover spree, but that's good advice no matter what day it is.

Today is also the anniversary of the airing of "Fair Enough" in 1998. Quinn's acting career suffers a major setback while Daria and Jane learn far more than they ever wanted to about Stacy's personal life.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

No, Quinn, It's Not World POPULAR Day!


Today is World Population Day, established in 1989 by the United Nations in order to raise awareness of population issues. I'm pretty sure those issues don't involve entire towns breaking spontaneously into song, but should that ever happen then I'm sure the U.N. will look into it right away.

Fanfic Update!
  • Apple of his Pie (Pie, Pie, My Darling), by Smijey (COMPLETE!): "Mad Dog stared sternly at his eldest granddaughter for a moment, then broke out in a wide grin. 'Now kiddo, how many times have I told you to call me "grampa"?' He leaned his cane against the counter and leapt forward, grabbing her in his arms and attempted to lift her up to spin her around."

  • At the Crossroads...(Chapter 12), by oni (part 2): "The screech from the alarm clock brought Sandi out of her slumber. With her face in the pillows, she let a long sigh before bringing her hand down on the clock. When she forced herself into a sitting position on the bed, she looked over at the clock she just hit. ‘4:50 in the morning,’ she groaned internally. ‘How in god’s name did Quinn talk me and Stacy into this?’"

  • Ethan Yeager in Lawndale: Ch 9 Soaking Up Summer, by Shiva (part 1): "'I have to admit,' Ethan said as he cracked open a nice ice cold brew, 'I never saw you as a drinker Mack.' Mack Mackenzie just grinned like the cat that ate the canary and answered, 'I seem to have all kinds of secrets E, some I don’t even know I have myself.'"

  • Fresh Start (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Monday, Monday), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "Daria searched for something helpful to say, but was limited to 'uh huh', 'uh huh' for two minutes. Finally, she said, 'What's on your mind?' 'Anyway,' Brittany said, 'We're looking for another flyer for cheerleading. So, would you be interested?'"

  • Having It Bad (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Monday, Monday), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Daria rounded the corner and sighed before taking another step closer and clearing her throat very loudly to get their attention. They instantly stopped fighting and Sam said, 'Hey Daria.'"

  • Immortal Blood, by Shiva (parts 2 and 3): "Skylar sucked on his lower lip and when he pressed the flesh against his upper teeth he realized that they felt... Sharper. 'That’s weird,' he thought to himself as a small amount of pressure actually managed to breach the skin a bit and he tasted something truly wonderful." (Part 3)

  • In The Cards (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Monday, Monday), by thatLONERchick (COMPLETE!): "Stacy squirmed in her seat as the psychic slowly turned the cards over, explaining what each one meant for her life, past and future. Finally she turned over the last two cards. 'You will meet two men," the woman said serenely. The cards were the King of Swords, and The Fool. "One you will love forever. The other is the man you are destined to spend your life with.'"

  • Kinetic Adventures, by MetalShadowX (part 7): "The past month has been rough for Roxy; her closest friend Rio was pressuring her to bring in a stranger named Claire and share their adventures with her, but she was afraid Rio was falling in love with Claire. She was so much like Roxy but didn't seem nearly as shy, a bit more hostile perhaps, but definitely not shy. She didn't know what to do, she didn't want to lose the only real friend she had to someone she barely knew."

  • The Kissing Book, by DeacBlue (part 1): "Later that day, Helen called Daria downstairs. 'Daria, this is Jane Lane, our new maid. As long as she's not busy with her primary duties, she'll be available to help you in whatever way you need.' Daria snorted and clomped back up to her room."

  • Learning to Like It (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Monday, Monday), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'Brian I'm not completely sure I'm comfortable with this.'"

  • Little Fluttershop of Horrors, by Erin M. (part 2): "Fluttershy was perplexed. The plant she had brought home wasn't doing well at all. It was two days later and the plant had begun to wither and brown. She had given it water and changed out the soil in the pot just to be sure, but nothing seemed to be working."

  • Loser No More, by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'I'm not the loooser...' he slurred as he felt the good feelings from the booze slip away again, 'They’re the looosers.' 'Heh, they go to a publikk schooool, I gooo tooo Grove Hillssss.' Graham then felt himself fall over onto his bed as everything became very spinny... Then he started to cry."

  • Maternal Quinnstincts (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Monday, Monday), by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "There was one final push and the ward was filled with the scream of a new life."

  • Misery Machine, by NightGoblyn (prologue): "'I'm about getting tired of that,' Stacy said, frowning at her friend's back. 'If I didn't know any better, I'd think you felt threatened.' Daria stopped abruptly, and Stacy almost ran into her. The other girl stopped simultaneously, as if she knew exactly what reaction Stacy's comment would bring, then shifted over to the sidewalk so she could get a good view without being in the way." (Prologue part 2)

  • More Than Just A Teacher Crush, by BrownEyedBagel (part 2): "Another thing that I will probably never tell my best friend about is how I reacted when I heard the phone ring. I keep in shape with my running; better shape than I give myself credit for. Still not sure how I leapt clear over my bed to reach the nightstand I left it on. I answered with a loud and disoriented ‘Hello’. The response over the phone was the sexiest voice there was. 'Miss Lane...If were still on for tonight to discuss the painting I can pick you up in about fifteen minutes.'"

  • A New World, by breitasparrow (part 3): "'Well I think it’s safe to say that either Tom’s dead or he isn’t here. Otherwise that would’ve woken him up.' 'Not necessarily. Tom can sleep through almost anything, almost as much as Trent.' Jane noticed a weird look on Daria’s face, then tried to change the subject by adding, 'Let’s go check his room.'"

  • One Year Later, by LadieT (COMPLETE!): "Jane was busy cleaning the apartment that she shared with her best friend/girlfriend. She looked up at the calendar and saw the date circled with a red heart. Today was their first anniversary and Jane had made big plans."

  • Operation Glitterberries: Chapter 07, by BF110C4 (part 3): "She could feel her heart beating so fast that an irrational part of her mind felt that it would explode out of her chest like on a fancy horror movie. She forced herself not to swallow her split, not to breathe harder, and most important than all, not to jump and kill her with the knife she was holding."

  • Rude Awakening Ep 11: Sucks To Be Them!, by DIsaac (part 3): "KEVIN: Well? I'm still working on the whole Mack Daddy thing? He'll embrace it one day. Whoa! Is that ice cream? I want some! DARIA: (Thinking) After the day I had I don't think nobody can top me. If you can, you can have some ice cream. KEVIN: Mr. Demartino is our new janitor . I think he has it in for me. DARIA: Grab a spoon. It seems you need this too!"

  • Sexy Daria: Sexy Cute Models, by Shiva (part 3): "Then the doorbell rang. 'Hmm...' Daria mused as she got up and thought aloud, 'If that’s Skylar he’s awful early.' But when she answered the door as an excuse to get away from her family, the person on the other end was the last one she expected to meet at her house. 'Brooke?'"

  • The Spice of Life (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Monday, Monday), by JoeMerl (COMPLETE!): "'Variety is a spice! At least that's what Quinn always says,' Jeffy added. 'It's why she dates all three of us,' Jamie muttered sadly."

  • Unexpected Hookup: A Bigger Bite, by Shiva (part 4): "'I should be happy for Daria,' Jane thought to herself with a small amount of confusion at her annoyance with Ronnie, 'I mean I am happy for her, she certainly deserves a nice guy but... I can’t let him take her away from me.' Those words stopped Jane Lane’s thinking process cold."

  • Unnamed story (IC : Daria and the School of Magic), by Waylander (COMPLETE!): "Despite Helen's best efforts Jake was close to a nervous breakdown. It was much worse than his everyday rants about Old Man. Helen was relieved when Daria returned from the school and distracted Jake. 'Are you okay, Kiddo?' he asked hovering over Daria, 'They didn’t hurt you?'."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Monday, Monday), by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "For once in his life, Kevin Thompson was rendered speechless - as were all of the teenage boys (and almost all of the men present) at the sight of Janet Barch undulating in time to the music flowing through the LHS gymnasium."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Monday, Monday), by BrownEyedBagel (COMPLETE!): "Daria:' So...everyone in the Twilight fandom eventually chooses between necrophilia or bestiality?'"

  • Veronica is Dead (Iron Chef: Fresh takes on Veronica Morgendorffer), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'So sis,' Daria said to the little tombstone at her feet, 'We're moving away from Highland in a few weeks to some suburb called Lawndale, it's near Baltimore.' She then sneered at the chunk of rock, 'But you'll never see it.'"

  • Veronica's Makeover (Iron Chef: Fresh takes on Veronica Morgendorffer), by JoeMerl (COMPLETE!): "'Oh, hello, Damien! Come in,' Helen said, opening the door wider. 'Veronica should be ready any minute—you just have a seat. Quinn!' she called, as Damien awkwardly sat down on the couch. 'Is Veronica almost ready?' 'I'm doing my best, Mom!' 'AGH!'"

  • We Don't Talk About It... (Iron Chef: Fresh takes on Veronica Morgendorffer), by peetz5050 (COMPLETE!): "'I... how can I put this... I've been holding something back from you... I'm sorry.' Quinn, who had been sitting on the other couch reading a magazine raised her head at this 'Daria!' She said with a warning note in her voice. 'Don't! Mom will go ballistic!'"

  • What Sam Likes (Scenes no Daria Fanfic should ever have: Monday, Monday), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'That was amazing Sam.' Andrea purred while curled up next to the secret object of her affections."

  • Worldhopper (Chapter 4), by Erin M. (part 2): "Suddenly she felt a white hot heat travel across her brain and her entire body convulsed. She heard screams of surprise and the shattering of glass. And then her hands were free."