Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Harry Potter Goes Hawaiian

Today is Ka Hae Hawaii day, or Hawaiian Flag Day, and Stacy is hula-ing for all she's worth. Of course, she won't be worth much once Sandi gets done taking her apart for wearing something as unfashionable as grass.

Also, happy birthday to J. K. Rowling, born on this day in 1965. There are a good number of Harry Potter fans in Daria fandom, so it shouldn't be surprising that there are also quite a few fanfic and fanart crossovers:

I have no doubt I'm leaving some out, so please feel free to let me know about any others in the comments.

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Tasty Cheesy Noodle Goodness!

Happy National Lasagna Day, lasagna lovers! Of course, every day is National Lasagna Day at the Morgendorffer house, but maybe in honor of the holiday Helen decided to cook some entirely from scratch.


Okay, I'm done laughing now.

Also, space geeks will be glad to know that NASA turns 55 today. Care for some moon rock cake? Or maybe we should just stick some candles in the lasagna.

Fanfic Update!
  • As Though She Had Done It All Before..., by Shiva (part 8): "The night sky seemed to become even more spectacular as the hours flew by. Daria was sitting with Josh and Jennifer in mismatched lawn chairs in their backyard."

  • Bird Watching (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: Why, oh God WHY?!), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "As the chickadees sang and the cardinals flew about, no doubt planning to elect a new Bird-Pope soon. Avid birdwatcher Daria Morgendorffer smiled as she watched nature do it's thing through a pair of brand new binoculars."

  • Consequences, by ST91 (part 3): "Clint took a deep breath and then knocked on the door of his brother's room. 'Who is it?' came from behind the door. 'Me.' Clint said, his voice high with tension. '**** off!' was Dario's reply."

  • Daria and Co. (Are Forced To) Read 'My Immortal' (Iron Chef; You're Standing on My Immortal), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'Dammit!' Quinn complained, stomping her foot on the ground like a spoiled baby. 'You are up.' Daria said smugly before sitting back down with Ted."

  • Daria on Top, by PrecambrianStudios (part 1): "So, today was the first day of school. I made sure I was all prepped and everything, I put all my cosmetics and cosmetic-accessories in kit and made sure they were secure inside my bag."

  • Green Dragon Rising Book 1, by Grifter74 (part 1): "'Jane? How? When did you?' Daria stammered as she turned to face her friend and return the hug. 'Long story, you done for today? This will require pizza.'"

  • Mad Dog's Legacy Chapter 11: Wilderness Adverturers, by Hyrin (COMPLETE!): "Quinn slowly opened her eyes, squinting at the bright light above her. Dark figures hovered over her, which quickly solidified into her family."

  • A New Direction (Iron Chef: My Dad, the director), by peetz5050 (COMPLETE!): "After a while one of the people, an auburn haired girl with glasses about her own age noticed her and pointed her out to a large African American man with a radio headset and an unfriendly aspect. Jane raised an eyebrow as Muscles climbed up the bank toward her."

  • Now With Director's Commentary (Iron Chef: My Dad, the director), by Kristen Bealer (COMPLETE!): "'Come on, Daria,' Jane pleaded. 'Just tell me. I don't get why you're so secretive about it. What movies has your dad directed?'"

  • Something (Slightly) Wicked Chapter 2, by macross (parts 5 and 6): "'She seems like a nice girl,' Helen said before giving Daria a surprise hug. She quickly sniffed the girl's hair then pulled back placing her hands on the girls shoulders and said with a knowing grin, 'I see you've found a decent connection in town already.'" (Part 6)

  • Sonoma Coma, by jtranser (part 10): "'Enough of that. So, Daria, are you up to creating a myth?'"

  • Twin Tracks (chapter 5), by oni (part 1): "The sound of Linda knocking on her daughter's door woke Sandi up. 'Time for school Sandi,' she called out from behind the door."

  • Unnamed story (IC: Tom Sloane, Lax Bro TAKEDOWN!), by Silver (COMPLETE!): "Shaundi wasn't sure who this idiot bro was. Shane, Shawn, Sloane maybe? That was it, Tom Sloane."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: Why, oh God WHY?!), by Silver (COMPLETE!): "Quinn forced herself to sit up, her head throbbing. What the hell had she done last night?"

  • Victor Morgendorffer, by Shiva (part 18): "'"Fancy buildings for a party school.' Victor commented quietly as he and Daria made the tail end of the Morgendorffer's little group as they strolled the main campus of Middleton University."

  • Who Ya Gonna Call? (Iron Chef: My Dad, the director), by Smijey (COMPLETE!): "'Hey kiddo, don't you think all ghost stories are optimistic?' Jake asked."

Saturday, July 27, 2013

"You give birth to someone, you just get an urge to keep tabs on them."

Because today is National Parents' Day, I thought it would be appropriate to show a rare moment of good parenting from Helen and Jake. Of course, it seems they got their act together just in time for the series to end, but what are you going to do? At least they got there before Daria left for college.

This is also the fifteenth anniversary of the episode "Pierce Me," which aired on this day in 1998. Daria did something stupid for a guy, and I think we're all waiting for that Daria/E.T. shipper fic to materialize.

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Just Don't Piss Off the Camel!

Happy Threading the Needle Day! Daria's got this one covered, but Jake is providing important backup. All he needs is a tambourine.

By the way, is it sad that I actually feel kind of impressed that Jake remembered to take the shirt off before mending it with a sharp object?

Fanfic Update!
  • Consequences, by ST91 (parts 1 and 2): "So they moved from Highland and Dario met Jane Lane, the girl who would become his girlfriend. For a long time things went to great. Then it happened." (Part 2)

  • Daria, 38MMM, by Shiva (part 4): "The sub in Mr. O'Neill's class due to their teachers most unfortunate and life-threatening priapism, since at some point the blood that engorges the penis has to... you know. Flow through the rest of the body."

  • Daria and Co. (Are Forced To) Read 'My Immortal' (Iron Chef; You're Standing on My Immortal Now with video), by Shiva (part 13): "During the break everyone seemed to drift away from each other a bit, and to Daria's slight annoyance it seemed that the split occurred along couple lines."

  • Daria+Stacy fluff, by Astrocar82 (part 6): "She stood outside Stacy's door for roughly three minutes pondering these thoughts before something, Daria couldn't identify what later on and she hoped it wasn't her new libido, drove her to ring the doorbell."

  • Emo Tom is Emo, by Shiva (part 6): "After getting the call from Elsie, and wondering if the bitch would get the stick out of her ass one day, or if she'd have to do it herself, Andrea headed off to Sloane Manor."

  • Jane's Purge (Scenes that should be: Polite Requests), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "One day a year the usual rules that govern human behavior are thrown to the side."

  • The Punk and the Snark, by Shiva (part 12): "'Are you sure about this Daria?' Bob asked her. 'Yes I'm sure.' Daria replied with more confidence than she actually felt."

  • Sexy Daria: The Misery Sex, by Shiva (part 5): "Jane sat in front of her easel, a blank canvas in front of her, fresh paints on a palate, but her brush was dry and bare, hanging listlessly from her hand as it dangled without care at her side."

  • Tom Sloane, Lax Bro, by PrecambrianStudios (part 14): "So when I got home from the Big Apple (or as I like to call it, the Big Cherry, because there's so much popping to do!), the first thing that happened was that I was accosted by my parents."

  • Unnamed story (1,001 Deaths of Tom Sloane - Part II), by BrownEyedBagel (COMPLETE!): "Tom held the gun tightly against his head as one simple question echoed in the back of his mind:"

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: Why, oh God WHY?!), by Silver (COMPLETE!): "Daria wasn't sure about the device in her hand."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: Why, oh God WHY?!), by Silver (COMPLETE!): "'God, you just don't get it, do you? You have to keep interfering.' Tom laughed, a sharp and unhinged braying noise. 'If you quit wrecking everything, I could fix it. I would fix it all.'"

  • We Are One, by PrecambrianStudios (part 18): "Michael came back with a sewing machine and a few balls of thin black thread. He was about to get to work when the door-bell rang. He checked his watch. Wow, he's early. He went to open the door and gave the man standing there a brotherly hug. 'Good to see you, Eric!'"

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Who Wants Some Hot Dog Jalapeno Hotties?

Today is National Hot Dog Day, so grab a footlong and--shut up, Upchuck. When everyone's done making their double entendre jokes about hot dogs, the Hot Diggity Dog Eating Contest can begin. I wouldn't enter if I were you, though. DeMartino looks pretty serious about this one.

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Got Any Juicy Joes?

Snackers rejoice! Today is National Junk Food Day, and Daria and Tom are sharing some "borrowed" candy in celebration. Have some junk food of your choice today...dibs on the chocolate!

This is also a double anniversary: "The Misery Chick" and "Jake of Hearts" both aired on this day in 1997 and 1999. Tommy Sherman died and Jake had a brush with death. Just goes to show you that life is more junk food.

Fanfic Update!
  • Break the Storm (IC: Todd and Jane Ianuzzi -Takedown), by SacredDust (COMPLETE!): "Jane Lane won't remember it, but it is her at her very best. Everything she loves about being an artist will trace back to this day."

  • Bro!Tom learns he has a....... (IC: Tom Sloane, Lax Bro TAKEDOWN!), by PrecambrianStudios (COMPLETE!): "Ok so I had just finished tellin' my Pops all about this hot slam piece that I nailed the night before when he dropped a HUGE ass bomb on my ass!"

  • Crossed Spiral (IC: Hell is Crossed People), by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "Outside the building, Daria and Quinn could hear random screaming. 'That doesn't sound very good.' 'You go first.' 'You go first.' 'Together.'"

  • The Dale of Lawn, by Wassersauefer (part 17): "Everyone knew that it had just been a question of time before the Warlock and the Archmage would clash, Overlord Daria and Archmage Theodor. Despite all their forces, all their plots, all their carefully laid out plans, in the end it had to come down to a simple, or not so simple, match between two masters of the magic arts."

  • Daria+Stacy fluff, by Astrocar82 (part 5): "Daria and Jane were walking to school feeling that the world may be a slightly less crappy place than they had previously thought."

  • DW: Doctor & Sarah 01: Deadly Assassin, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1): "Inside the TARDIS, the Doctor saw Sarah leave the console room into the corridors. He turned to the scanner. 'Right outside the capitol itself. I'm in trouble now.'"

  • Dylan, by J-D (part 23c): "'You're not medieval', said one boy, looking Rod up and down, in his modern-day dress. 'No', said Rod, 'but you'd be surprised what information we can come up with just the same', and Dylan realised what was going on."

  • Earlsteemsters (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: MY EYES THEY BURN!!), by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "The window exploded and three bullets embedded themselves next to O'Neill's head."

  • Forty (Of All The People That Won't Be Missed), by LongSnakeMoan (COMPLETE!): "'Look at that fancy car honey.' 'I see it baby' 'Let's go get it.'"

  • Is it the 41st century yet?, by baelparagon (part 2): "'Stacy Report.' A voice came out of the vox caster in her room, causing the young women to jerk up 'L-Lady Inquisitor?' 'No, it's the flying Dutchman. How close are we to transit?'"

  • Love is Strange, by Shiva (part 5): "The next morning proved to be a welcome relief from half-remembered dreams best not dwelt on."

  • A Man and His Box, by ThanatosRW (part 7): "'Don't worry, Ms. Landon. I've stopped it by reversing the polarity of the neutron flow.'"

  • Movie Night with Jane, Todd and Trent (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: Why, oh God WHY?!), by LongSnakeMoan (COMPLETE!): "Jane loved movie night, the whole ritual of it."

  • My Little Quinny, by SacredDust (part 1): "'Listen girls,' Quinn said firmly. 'You know as well as I do that we need a good grade on this project to pass Multimedia Studies class, and it's due tomorrow morning. We HAVE to sneak into the AV Room! It's the only way!'"

  • Rise of the Atoner, by macross (parts 7 and 8): "The first two weeks after the shootout had been the hardest for Courtney." (Part 8)

  • Something (Slightly) Wicked Chapter 2, by macross (part 4): "'Mom's working late on some discrimination lawsuit, and won't be back till eight, and Dad's in D.C. till at least 8:30. Why do you ask?' she asked. Ally grinned, and produced a small zip-lock bag from her satchel, containing two very fat joints. 'Cause I thought we might have some fun,' the freshman girl said."

  • Tom Sloane, Lax Bro, by Shiva (part 13): "in the safety and comfort of his bedroom, Mack is calling someone on his cellphone"

  • T&T (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: MY EYES THEY BURN!!), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Tom Sloane opened the front door of Sloane Manor, having been waiting for the doorbell to ring. On the stoop was a Chinese-American girl in a blue dress who looked at him with vapid cow-like eyes and drawled, 'Hiiii Toooom!'"

  • Turnabout is Fair Play (IC: Todd and Jane Ianuzzi -Takedown), by SinisterExaggerator (COMPLETE!): "What do you think of when you think of Heaven?"

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: MY EYES THEY BURN!!), by Silver (COMPLETE!): "'Okay,' Jane admitted plainly. 'Maybe messing with that weird amp Wind built for Trent wasn't the smartest thing we could have done.'"

  • Unnatural Born Killer (IC: Todd and Jane Ianuzzi -Takedown), by LadieTAG (COMPLETE!): "'Uncle Todd - Uncle Todd - is that you? Help us, please ... please help us,' A voice echoed in the room." (Part 5)

  • Untitled Random Story #3 (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: MY EYES THEY BURN!!), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Into the fire she swallowed their hate."

  • Victor Morgendorffer, by Shiva (part 17): "It was dinner time once more in the House of Morgendorffer. 'At least it's not lasagna,' Victor told himself with a small amount of relief as he nibbled at the meatloaf on his plate."

  • Where Did Quinn Go?, by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "'Hey, cinna-babe! Aren't you that hot little Quinn chick from the Legion?'"

  • Xerxes DeMartino, by Shiva (part 10): "The car ride to Sloane Manor was proving to be a rather tediously annoying experience. At least from Xerxes's perspective."

Friday, July 19, 2013

Well, That Explains the Red Stuff in the Fridge

Happy birthday to Lizzie Borden, born on this day in 1860 and notorious for the alleged murder of her parents. Trent looks ready to follow in her footsteps, if only he had any idea where his parents might be. Maybe we've solved the mystery of why Vincent and Amanda don't come home very often.

It was also in this day in 2000 that "Groped by an Angel" first aired on MTV. Quinn dabbles in spirituality, to Daria's great annoyance. My favorite moment is the entire raspberry vinaigrette scene. "I had the same dressing. I wonder if my hair will get more luminous?" "It didn't."

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Please Don't Let Her Start Singing....

On this day in 1955, Disneyland opened its doors and began welcoming small children and Super Bowl winners for years to come. Jane seems surprisingly happy in her role as the Disney version of Snow White, but then again she did say she wanted to get a job with Disney in "Look Back in Annoyance." Maybe she's just trying to kiss up.

Fanfic Update!
  • Death Comes to Another Lawndale, by PrecambrianStudios (parts 1 - 3): "John sat up in bed and stretched. He checked his clock and saw that it was time for a shower." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Dylan, by J-D (part 23b): "'Congratulations on getting the lead in the play’, Dylan said to Kris. Their father looked up from his dinner. 'What play is that?’"

  • The Fate that Summer Lane Deserved, by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'Just roll her over, it's how Hendrix died.'"

  • Flush With Love (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: MY EYES THEY BURN!!), by SacredDust (COMPLETE!): "'Pssst.' Jane looked up from the sink where she was washing her hands. 'Psssst! Hey. Over here.'"

  • Great Professor Dario Ch. 1 A fresh start, by ST91 (part 2): "'Come on mom,' said an embarrassed Dario, 'I did not do anything special, it is also for this reason that I came back to live with you, to help you in every possible way.'"

  • How Not to Make a Tequila Sunrise (IC: Todd and Jane Ianuzzi -Takedown), by SinisterExaggerator (COMPLETE!): "He tried in vain to hit back, and Todd was about to knife him in the neck when a grey-tuxedoed man stepped out of the kitchen, irate."

  • The Ianuzzi's Meet the Man and the Boss (IC: Todd and Jane Ianuzzi -Takedown), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "The sun dripped on down all across the New Mexican desert, and in their new disguises Todd and Jane Ianuzzi lapped up the heat, the latest Daft Punk single blasting out of the truck they stole from that guy they killed on their way out of Highland."

  • I'm ACTUALLY the craziest of them all (IC: Todd and Jane Ianuzzi -Takedown), by DIsaac (COMPLETE!): "I knew they faked their death when I heard the news and I knew where they were coming too. You see Tom wasn't the only guy me and Jane shared. little did Little Janey know. I was her."

  • I'm Tagging With the Band: Meeting Daria, by Shiva (part 4): "It had only been half an hour, but to Amy it felt like days. 'Well it isn't everyday that you fall face-first into a rabbit hole Amy.' A bemused voice whispered in the corner of her mind."

  • In the Executive Suite After Dark... (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: MY EYES THEY BURN!!), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "It had been a hard road, but President Tom Sloane, the 48th President of the United States was now settling down for his first night in the Executive Suite of the White House with his wife, Daria Sloane (nee. Morgendorffer)."

  • Invasion of Privacy, by GDTSP9 (parts 1 - 7): "'Girls, I just want you to know your mother and I realize it's not easy moving to a whole new town -- especially for you, Daria, right?' Jake glanced at Daria in the rear vision mirror only to see she was looking away. He wondered why Daria never seemed to look directly at her parents." (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4) (Part 5) (Part 6) (Part 7)

  • Jane's Aunt Lois (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: MY EYES THEY BURN!!), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "On day at the local Pizza Prince in boring old Lawndale, the Snarky Duo, Daria Morgendorffer and Jane Lane were eating pizza, drinking coffee, and in Daria's case also reading a newspaper."

  • A Little Bathroom Reading (IC: Todd and Jane Ianuzzi -Takedown), by SacredDust (COMPLETE!): "The hallway was dark as Jane and Todd Ianuzzi crept into the Morgendorffer home to slaughter its inhabitants. It might've had something to do with all the lights being off."

  • Minds Touched by Madness, by welltemperedclavier (COMPLETE!): "You’re onto something big, she told herself. Picasso could have only dreamed of revolutionizing art this way. Her work hailed as the voice of a generation manifested on canvas, the freedom to do as she wished, following the purity of vision." (Part 7) (Part 8) (Epilogue)

  • The Mob Rules (IC: Todd and Jane Ianuzzi -Takedown), by SinisterExaggerator (COMPLETE!): "There was a limo parked horizontally in the road, effectively blocking it. Todd’s eyes jerked open. It looked strangely familiar; if he let his imagination go, he would have thought it was the same one from Glen Oaks Lane."

  • National Insecurity, by SacredDust (part 2): "Mack is gone. I'm not going to fool myself. I know where he is. They've taken him in for questioning and we know what that means--he's not coming back for a long time."

  • Nurse Goodnsexy Meets the Legion! (The Adventures of Nurse Goodnsexy), by Shiva (part 2): "'Oh sugah!' Nurse Goodnsexy said with a giggle as she zipped her uniform back up with a hint of the limberness she had used to the max not all that long ago, 'This has to be one of the better receptions I've ever gotten!'"

  • Only Love Can Kill The Demon (IC: Todd and Jane Ianuzzi -Takedown), by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "They'd picked up the hitchhiker on the way into Leeville."

  • Random lines (Ever used Mystic Spiral kind of lyrics in real songs?), by JPAGC (COMPLETE!): "Trent made a break from looking at the cracks in the ceiling to stare, once again, at his song notebook he was holding. However, it hadn't changed from last time, a few minutes ago. It was still blank."

  • The Ring of Fire (IC: Todd and Jane Ianuzzi -Takedown), by SacredDust (COMPLETE!): "I guess if the police stopped me they would see a nice, innocent looking 16-year-old girl with short blonde hair and blue eyes. Someone who could be their daughter or their niece, and a cop's daughter to boot. They would let me slide. What I'm about to do, though, is anything but innocent." (Part 2)

  • Rise of the Atoner, by macross (parts 4 - 6): "Her head was killing her. That was Courtney Lane’s first coherent thought as she started to come to." (Part 5) (Part 6)
  • Something (Slightly) Wicked Chapter 2, by macross (part 3): "The girls made their plans for their shopping destinations for the afternoon. Ally informed Scarlett and Daria of a great vintage clothing and record store, that had some amazing finds from the 70’s and 80’s, 'it’s called the Funky Doodle, it’s a few stores down from Stacie’s Dad’s Tattoo parlor on Dega Street.'"

  • Sweet Dreams, by RLobinske (part 1): "Forming burger patties, Michael said, 'Do we have a clue yet?' 'Clue about what?' Daria said, though she suspected. 'What we're going to do for our anniversary? It's only 24 days away.'"

  • Tom Sloane, Lax Bro, by Shiva (part 12): "I woke up on the floor about a foot away from my bed all. So I crawled to the nearest bathroom and had a jolly in the toilet."

  • Tonight's the Night (IC: Todd and Jane Ianuzzi -Takedown), by peetz5050 (COMPLETE!): "They climbed into the van but before he could start it something came from behind and clamped over her nose and mouth. She struggled to breathe but it was no good, she went weak immediately then... blackness."

  • Trentacious D (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: MY EYES THEY BURN!!), by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "Some time ago, the Spiral boys were pushing the Tank (the engine had fallen out) down a long and lonesome road."

  • Unexpected Hookup: Relative Madness, by Shiva (part 11): "Apocalyptic. Such a funny looking word to convey pure horror."

  • Unnatural Born Killer (IC: Todd and Jane Ianuzzi -Takedown), by LadieTAG (parts 1 - 3): "The figure appeared in the bedroom of Jane and Todd Ianuzzi without making a noise. In his hand was a tiny ball of red light. He stared at the two in disgust, knowing what they had done." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • The Dale of Lawn, by Wassersauefer (part 16): "Back on the way to the overlords tent Jane whispered into Darias ear: 'I take it we will attack soon?' 'No', she only answered without looking up. 'They will attack us.'"

  • Night Witches, by Panzerfaust150 (part 4): "The usual security around the base was a few USAF Security Policemen, armed with their ubiquitous holstered .38s in near perfectly creased OG fatigues, boots and badges shined to a gleaming standard, standing by the main gate and checking IDs and giving razor sharp salutes, and giving the kids of base personnel more jaunty ones once they were satisfied with your bona fides. Not today." (Part 4 on PPMB)

  • Wild and Wonderful (IC: Todd and Jane Ianuzzi -Takedown), by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "'Sing me a song, sweetpea. Sing me a song, so I know that you love it.'"

Monday, July 15, 2013

Is It Heat Stroke Yet?

Bleah. It's hot out where I am, and probably where a lot of you are, too. To those people chilling in the Southern Hemisphere I say...nothing, because it's too freaking hot for expending that kind of energy.

Since there's not a lot going on today for history, anniversaries, silly holidays, or anything else, I figured this would be a good place to talk about summer in Lawndale. Aside from Is It Fall Yet?, we didn't get a whole lot of episodes dealing with summer vacation in Lawndale. The series ended at the beginning of the summer after graduation, and the summer between Daria and Jane's sophomore and junior years was largely untouched.

This phenomenon is known as "The Lost Summer," and a handful of fanfic writers have filled in the gaps. A few people have also theorized that a few episodes (such as "Road Worrier") actually take place during the summer but were out of order in the season.

Well, what do you, the blog readers at home, think? Did Lawndale High skip a summer vacation due to budget cuts? What theory do you prefer, or do you have a new one to share? And what's your favorite Lost Summer fanfic? Talk about anything related to Daria and summer in the comments while I go stick my head in the fridge for awhile.

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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Sweet Ade...Quinn!

It's Barbershop Music Appreciation Day, and the three Js are in fine form even if their quartet is short by one. They're no doubt singing a love song for Quinn, who will most likely just turn up her Boys R Guyz CD to tune them out.

This is also the fifteenth anniversary of the episode "Fair Enough," which aired on this day in 1998. Daria and Jane survived a close encounter with a heartbroken Stacy and Upchuck barely escaped being beaten to death with his own mandolin. Hey, do they write barbershop minstrels?

Fanfic Update!
  • Bro!Tom Learns That He Has a Bastard Son (Proposed IC: My Secret Baby), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Ok so I had just finished tellin' my Pops all about this hot slam piece that I nailed the night before when he dropped a HUGE ass bomb on my ass!"

  • Daria+Stacy fluff, by Astrocar82 (part 4): "'Well, I have to do this now or Quinn will stop taking my threats seriously and end up telling Mom and Dad and she'll get them to put me in weird programs, but I really don't want to do this right now.'"

  • Darius Taylor, by Shiva (part 13): "In the deep end of the Taylor's outdoor in ground swimming pool, Mack and Darius were taking a moment to relax after a vigorous race between them. Though they were both keeping an eye and an ear on Brian who was currently racing in and out of the pool to work on his cannonballs."

  • Death Comes To Those Who Live By It (IC: Todd and Jane Ianuzzi -Takedown), by DIsaac (COMPLETE!): "They thought they escaped. They thought they actually escaped justice.... I knew what I need to do."

  • Dylan, by J-D (part 23a): "Then Mr Chung had announced that the school would be holding a medieval fair to raise the money it needed for repairs, and that participation and attendance would be on a voluntary principle, or his personal version of a voluntary principle, in other words, compulsion."

  • The Foundling, by peetz5050 (COMPLETE!): "'Is she not... I mean are you not sisters?' She addressed the elder girl now who seemed mildly amused by the redhead's distress. 'No Mrs. Manson. Quinn is correct in her assertion. We are not related consanguinously.'" (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4)

  • Great Professor Dario Ch. 1 A fresh start, by ST91 (part 1): "A black Citroen DS 19 cruised the streets of Lawndale, Maryland headed to the only high school in the city, Lawndale High. At the wheel sat the 28 year old Dario Morgendorffer and in the seat next to him, his 16 years old sister, Quinn Morgendorffer."

  • Ianuzzi Vs. Suicide Squad (IC: Todd and Jane Ianuzzi -Takedown), by macross (parts 1 - 3): "It had been five years since the Ianuzzi's had announced to the world their survival of the shoot out in Highland, their body-count had been raised to 250, and they had no plans of stopping. Courtney Ianuzzi leaned against the counter of the kitchenette of her 'families' RV. She was 17 and she was lost." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • I Can't Leave Yet (IC: Todd and Jane Ianuzzi -Takedown), by SacredDust (COMPLETE!): "Jane clapped her hands over her mouth and shook with a fit of giggles, her feet twitching as she sat on the motel bed. What HAD gone through Quinn's mind in those last few moments?"

  • Little Ianuzzi's at the Memorial Service (IC: Todd and Jane Ianuzzi -Takedown), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Death by radioactive lake water. In the dark watches of the night Dean Ianuzzi (or Lane as the State was still insisting on calling him and his sibs) was willing to admit that it was a unique way to go out."

  • Minds Touched by Madness, by welltemperedclavier (parts 4 - 5): "'Jane?' she said, her voice not much more than a whisper. No one slept in the bed, the sheets in disarray. Standing on legs still wobbly from sleep, Daria touched the mattress, finding it cold. This can't be happening. Wait, stay calm. It's probably nothing." (Part 4.5) (Part 5)

  • Mine, by Vukodlak (part 5.5): "'How can he do this?' Daria raged, 'Isn't there a law against this?' After moving fifteen hundred miles away from Highland Texas Daria never imagined Dean would find a way to terrorize her life again."

  • The night Jake left home, by Gnome (COMPLETE!): "As he stood and watched the world around him the door slammed open and his father, Mad Dog, burst inside."

  • Of All The People That Won't Be Missed, by LongSnakeMoan (COMPLETE!): "Daria had dreaded going back to school after the events of summer with the whole world knowing she and Jane had become irreversibly estranged and she'd been the focal point of an appalled fascination for weeks afterwards."

  • Quinn's Code 08: Alternapalooza, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 4): "Quinn, Cindy, Kristen and Keith had left the diner behind. They saw the Tank on the side of the road. 'Isn't that Daria?' Kristen asked. 'With Trent Lane?' Keith asked."

  • Something (Slightly)Wicked Chapter 1, by macross (COMPLETE!): "She opened the door not seeing her parents in the living room, figured she could just sneak upstairs, hide her purchases, and say she been out studying or something else. As she stepped on the first step of the stairs she was alerted by sound of her mother calling her, 'Quinn Josephine Morgendorffer you get in the kitchen right this instant.'"

  • Something (Slightly) Wicked Chapter 2, by macross (parts 1 and 2): "The girls were chatting about the previous night's Sick Sad World episode, when they noticed Brittany Taylor jogging toward them with a large black German shepherd." (Part 2)

  • Something to Make You Feel All Dark and Depressed (Probably Not) (Something to Make You Feel All Wam and Fuzzy Inside), by PrecambrianStudios (COMPLETE!): "Sandi Griffin looked in the mirror that was protected by a dome of plexiglass. Once, she was pretty. And that was a fact; everyone told her how absolutely stunning she was. And admiring had become hating."

  • Tom Joins the Heavenly Choir (IC: Tom Sloane, Lax Bro TAKEDOWN!), by PrecambrianStudios (COMPLETE!): "Tom woke to find himself strapped to a chair in a darkened room. He couldn't see anything. What the hell happened?"

  • Unnamed story (IC: Todd and Jane Ianuzzi -Takedown), by peetz5050 (COMPLETE!): "'Esteem - a teen, they don't really go together do they? now...' 'Mr. O'Neill, excuse me! Mr. O'Neill?'" (Continued by LongSnakeMoan)

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: MY EYES THEY BURN!!), by Silver (COMPLETE!): "'He's...uncreative, the boss.' Tom Sloane sipped at his brandy, somehow managing to never disturb it."

  • Welcome To The Family, by ST91 (COMPLETE!): "It was a cold autumn evening and Sebastian Hecuba was returning home after doing his usual patrol. Since it was dark he did not see the nail on the road but only heard the sound of the tire deflating."

  • What Does Not Live (IC: Todd and Jane Ianuzzi -Takedown), by SinisterExaggerator (COMPLETE!): "'Todd, stop!' Jane cried. He could have screamed. It was all within his ability. Todd was just glad he hit the brake. Two red dots poked out in the air. Were they headlights? There was no car."

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Behold, 90% of Lawndale's Population!

Today is World Population Day, and the population of Lawndale is incredibly happy about it. Except for Daria, of course. I notice that this year's topic is adolescent pregnancy, which means that even the UN is pushing Greystar to get moving on The Longest Year.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

A Barksdale Specialty, But Beware the Heart-Shaped Ones!

Happy National Sugar Cookie Day! Rita and Helen are working on a batch right now, but only because they weren't completely sure if the chips were already in the chocolate chip ones or not. Better safe than sorry, I suppose. Speaking of safety, if Daria shows up on your doorstep with a tray of cookies, don't let her in. me on this.

Fanfic Update!
  • Burn On, My Son (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: MY EYES THEY BURN!!), by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "'What do you think the teachers do on those training days?' asked Jane."

  • Daria, 38MMM, by Shiva (part 3): "While Daria was finding her second day at Lawndale High to be little improvement upon the first, Quinn had managed to find her stride."

  • Daria+Stacy fluff, by Astrocar82 (part 3): "'Well, alright then-Stacy, it's Quinn's cousin...Stacy, stop talking like an idiot, this girl says she's Quinn's cousin…Well, you may not know any cousin of Quinn's but this girl seems to know you, she says her name is Daria-'"

  • The Fall, by Ranger Thorne (part 8): "If she could have, Buffy would have smiled as she felt the darkness seep over her. It felt peaceful for a moment, then she felt Wroth's struggle one last time."

  • Fumes Of Sighs (IC: DeMartino and Jake swapped), by LongSnakeMoan (COMPLETE!): "Helen, I miss you. You know this. I don't know how many times or ways I can see it but I do."

  • Life's Little Worries (chapter 1), by oni (part 2): "When they reached Jane's apartment on the second floor and entered inside, Jane said as soon as she closed the door behind Stacy, 'I just letting you stay here for the rest of the night. When morning comes, you'll have to leave, Stacy.'"

  • Minds Touched by Madness, by welltemperedclavier (parts 1 - 3): "She opened the door just a crack, relief washing over her when she saw Jane busy at work, still in pajamas, her skinny arms making frenetic cuts across the canvas. A little abashed at her earlier concern, Daria stepped in, not quite prepared for the staggering miasma, a mix of sweat, trapped summer heat, and paint fumes wrapping around her." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • No Esteem (IC: DeMartino and Jake swapped), by Charles RB (part 7): "The police had been waiting for her at home, because you don't batter two girls and put a third in hospital with concussion and then vanish without the police being called in. Nothing she hadn't been through before."

  • The Noises Quinn Hears During the Night (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: MY EYES THEY BURN!!), by PrecambrianStudios (COMPLETE!): "'DAMMIT! THE SQUIRRELS GOT MY TOOTHPASTE AGAIN!'"

  • Rude Awakening Ep 13: The Hiring Game, by DIsaac (part 7): "BRITTANY: That boy was never right. So I met this guy last night... JODIE: Brittany, stop sugarcoating it. It was a rebound screw. BRITTANY: No... Well, it started as that... Then it changed fast!"

  • Scarlett the Fairy Goes on Vacation, by Aloysius (COMPLETE!): "After awhile, a second fairy flew to the lot and Scarlett perked up when she realized that it was her grandmother."

  • Something (Slightly) Wicked, by macross (parts 5 and 6): "Before long both girls were constant reading companions every lunch period. Cassandra's own background in all things new age (instilled by her hippie hold out parents) naturally inclined her to accept Daria's faith in 'The Craft.'" (Part 6)

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: MY EYES THEY BURN!!), by peetz5050 (COMPLETE!): "'What's the problem, Tom? Why are you upset?'"

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: MY EYES THEY BURN!!), by Silver (COMPLETE!): "The demonstration speeches had ended in disaster. Almost literally, since Kevin was somewhere near the end of the list."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: MY EYES THEY BURN!!), by SinisterExaggerator (COMPLETE!): "There was a look of anxiety on Jane's face as Tom exited the room, wiping a drop of sweat from his brow"

  • Unnamed story (The start of a short story), by PrecambrianStudios (part 1): "The teen felt the pangs of hunger in his gut. He checked his digital watch and saw that it was one o'clock in the afternoon. If there was any time to eat lunch, it was now."

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Mmmm...Random Holidays....

Great news, everybody! It's Chocolate Day! I don't think I need to tell you how to celebrate this one, so go crazy. And remember to share!

In non-chocolate-related news, this is also the anniversary of both "Road Worrier" in 1997 and "It Happened One Nut" in 1999. Fortunately, both episodes feature peanuts, and peanuts go well with chocolate. Everyone wins!

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Friday, July 5, 2013

"It's more than a quirk. I've got to confess I'm addicted to work!"

Today is Workaholics Day, the holiday custom-made for Helen Morgendorffer. Helen is celebrating at work, of course, but only for a moment before she dives right back into those depositions.

This is also the anniversary of the episode "Mart of Darkness," which first aired on this day in 2000. Come for the gummy bears, stay for the command performance of Madame Butterfly in the automotive department.

Fanfic Update!
  • Collateral (Proposed IC: My Secret Baby), by SinisterExaggerator (COMPLETE!): " There was a narrowly arced smile on her face, and the innocent glints in her eyes seemed to betray no menace. But that was what disturbed Quinn the most; it was one thing to see someone full-on embrace someone else for far more sinister purposes."

  • Death and Rebirth, by ST91 (COMPLETE!): "He looked at his reflection in the mirror and smiled. For the duration of high school, to everyone except for his friends, he was Bob the Punk. Bob the Punk."

  • Jane's Obsession, by BrownEyedBagel (COMPLETE!): "Random chaos started to turn into designed chaos. Minutes turned into hours. Hours turned into pizza and a shower followed by a few more minutes."

  • LSD, by PrecambrianStudios (parts 8 and 9): "[So, whatcha think of the school so far?] Anna asked Daria as they walked home from school together." (Part 9)

  • Mad Dog's Legacy Chapter 11: Wilderness Adverturers, by Hyrin (part 5): "Quinn looked down at her body as her aunt and grandmother scrambled to her. Where she had only a moment ago felt an overwhelming sorrow and a horrid stomach ache, she now felt a sense of relief and peace."

  • Of All The People That Won't Be Missed, by LongSnakeMoan (part 9): "Something in his words seemed to stir something in Jae and from behind Ryan he saw her silently and slowly move as everyone's attention was fixed on him and the cop."

  • The Punk and the Snark, by Shiva (part 11): "Dinner was very much the disaster that Daria had predicted it to be."

  • Ride (LLH Mini), by RLobinske (COMPLETE!): "Blumenberg said, 'Cadet Springer, Ms. Morgendorffer, good afternoon. Please say hello to my guest, Capt. John Young. John, Cadet Springer is here for training from USAES and Ms. Morgendorffer is a Legion representative.'"

  • Something (Slightly) Wicked, by macross (parts 3 - 4): "'Brittany maybe you could try to give me the correct answer, that is if you mind taking your attention off that BOOK first!'" (Part 3.5) (Part 4)

  • Tom Sloane, Lax Bro, by Shiva (part 11): "Ok, so getting kicked out of Yankee Stadium sucked BALLS!"

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: MY EYES THEY BURN!!), by PrecambrianStudios (COMPLETE!): "'Daaaaaaaaaaaaaria!' Quinn called from the bottom of the stairs. 'Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaria!'"

  • Untitled Random Story #2 (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: MY EYES THEY BURN!!), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "As Daria exhaled cigarette smoke in the shape of rings, Jane was at her side on the couch with a how-to book on the manufacture of crystal meth."

  • What Goes On in His Night, by PrecambrianStudios (COMPLETE!): "He sat up in bed, ever alert, just like every night. He was always reluctant to let sleep take him, because he knew if he closed his eyes, he would go back to where nothing was safe."

  • What Now? (Proposed IC: My Secret Baby), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'So you asked me to come here to talk, so what's with the mute act?'"

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall....

Happy Compliment Your Mirror Day, everyone! Remind your mirror image that he or she would even look good wearing dirt. If your mirror image responds, run away in terror unless you're both singing. Then it's totally cool.

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Monday, July 1, 2013

Ding a Ling a Ling A Ling! A Ling!

It's Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day! Bro and QB have whipped up some Firstdown Fudge for the occasion, but what flavors can you come up with for other Daria characters? Perhaps some Criminale Crunch for Max? Or maybe Cinnamon Cynic for Daria? Post your ideas in the comments!

Fanfic Update!
  • Adrianople (Iron Chef: Shockfest 2007!), by SacredDust (COMPLETE!): "'We're having so much fun, aren't we Quinn?' little Tad Gupty asked with a twinkle in his eye. 'Yes! Don't you wish you could babysit us forever and ever?' added his big sister Tricia. Quinn didn't respond. She was rooted to the living room couch, staring blankly at the wall."

  • Black Cloaks of Lawndale, by Waylander (part 11): "Trent said gravely, 'We'll have to sell the kiln.' 'No!' Jane didn't want to part with the kiln. Not because she could sell pottery to raise some money. The kiln was the last piece of their mother left."

  • Boiling Point (Iron Chef: Unusual Superpowers), by BF110C4 (COMPLETE!): "Daria realized she was different from an earlier age. Not different as 'freaky girl who stays in a corner reading books' different but more like 'freaky monster who should be drowned in a river' different."

  • A Bro Gets Boob-ed! (IC: Tom Sloane, Lax Bro TAKEDOWN!), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Daria wasn't sure what was worse about being at Fielding Prep, having to deal with the insane and snobby faculty, the even more crazy and snobby students, or the fact that her custom made school uniform, whatever it's conservative intent, looked like what pornstars and hookers thought schoolgirls wore."

  • The Dale of Lawn, by Wassersauefer (parts 14 and 15): "That was one of the main reasons why the Archmage was so powerful, Daria had realized a long time ago. Since he was in control of a demonic castle, such creatures and those corrupted by them were easily lured into his services, as he was playing to their advantages of taking hold in this world, making it easier for him to summon whole broods of the creatures." (Part 15)

  • Daria, 38MMM, by Shiva (parts 1 and 2): "As Jake drove in his brand new Lexus down the main drag towards his daughter's new school, he was giving them nice, soothing, comforting words to ease the transition." (Part 2)

  • Daria and Jane: On the Supreme Court's Decision on Prop 8 (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: MY EYES THEY BURN!!), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Daria: 'So you heard the news?'"

  • Daria - Double Down, by neonhomer (part 44): "Monday at school, and Daria was walking the halls by herself. She left the house early, to avoid Jane. She had already been to her locker, picked up her books for her first few classes, and then headed to the library."

  • Darius Taylor, by Shiva (part 12): "Time seemed to speed up for Darius Taylor, even with the worry eating away at his insides over the now looming threat of the Morgendorffer's discovering him. Things were happening that let him put that worry on the backburner."

  • Drastic Times (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: MY EYES THEY BURN!!), by breitasparrow (COMPLETE!): "The next day, Daria and Jane walked onto the school campus to find a man in his thirties with slicked-back hair and a scruffy face standing in front of the front entrance, wearing a black duster and thick sunglasses."

  • Dylan, by J-D (part 22b and 22c): "He didn't want to think of anybody as 'cuddly'. The previous night, for example … He looked at his sketching hand and saw that it had turned a blotchy red." (Part 22c)

  • Ewww (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: MY EYES THEY BURN!!), by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "'Mafalda,' cooed Quinn, tickling her young niece. 'Mafaaaaaaald-- EWWWW! Daria, your baby just puked on me again!!'"

  • GLaDOMELIA (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: MY EYES THEY BURN!!), by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "'Congratulations. You have completed the test. The broken, easy test.'"

  • Identity Crisis, by Smijey (part 2): "Archie woke up gasping, in the grip of a cold sweat. It was that dream again."

  • Lawndale and Sandi Griffin's Genie (Chapter 8), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 10): "However, as Stacy was still hyperventilating, Daria decided to try to comfort her. She tapped her lightly on the shoulder. 'There... There.'"

  • Life Isn't A Rehearsal (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: MY EYES THEY BURN!!), by breitasparrow (COMPLETE!): "Daria knew something wasn't right when she woke up in a good mood and an original song implanted in her head."

  • Losers No More, by Shiva (part 17): "Time seemed to slow down into bullet time from David's perspective."

  • LSD, by PrecambrianStudios (part 7): "'Are we there yet?' Quinn asked Nick as he swiftly led her down the hall. Quinn knew he was quite ahead of her, as the rope that that connected them was rather taut."

  • Of All The People That Won't Be Missed, by LongSnakeMoan (part 8): "She strained against the handcuffs that bound her wrists together on her lap, throat hoarse from screaming and exhausted from the struggle."

  • Retrograde Boxing, by thecoffeeguru (part 1): "In front of her Daria saw a sea of brake lights come on, heard the screech of tires on asphalt. She jerked the wheel to the right, over correcting. The SUV spun off the road, her front bumper coming into contact with something, throwing Daria to the side. She felt a stabbing pain in her head, then darkness."

  • Ride (LLH Mini), by RLobinske (part 2): "'I'd love to be the first one to fly it. After all, it's about time a woman got first shot at a hot, new spacecraft. After all, they wouldn't even give the Mercury Thirteen a chance.'"

  • The Rival, by PrecambrianStudios (part 2): "O'Neill glanced at the clock, and seeing that he had time for the last presentation, said, 'Okay, now let's see what Ethan will enlighten us with.'"

  • Rude Awakening Ep 13: The Hiring Game, by DIsaac (part 6): "JODIE: We hired two for WHUB. (Alison runs to the couch) ALISON: Do tell. JODIE: We have added Danny Todds."

  • She Can't Hear You If You Yell, by SacredDust (COMPLETE!): "Jane was taking it hard. She never let on, of course, but Trent could see it."

  • Something (Slightly) Wicked This Way Comes, by macross (parts 1 - 2.5): "'Listen girls, I know it's not easy moving to a new town' he said as he glanced in the rearview mirror at his oldest daughter. 'We moved' she snorted, then went back to listening to her iPod." (Part 2) (Part 2.5)

  • This is Awful (I'm Not Kidding......You Aren't Going to Like This. Especially if You're Female) (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: MY EYES THEY BURN!!), by PrecambrianStudios (COMPLETE!): "Daria had finally gotten to the scene she had been wanting to write for a while: the death of Melody's husband." (continued by SinisterExaggerator)

  • Tom Sloane, Lax Bro, by Shiva (part 10b): "Having stepped out of the bathroom after a quick break, Mack found himself sitting down on a nearby bench with the last person he had expected to bump into."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: MY EYES THEY BURN!!), by BrownEyedBagel (COMPLETE!): "'Stop the scene.' Tom dropped the terrified expression and had to ask: 'Why? It's just another zombie apocalypse scene. This is easily one of the most bearable additions to the STSNB thread'"

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: MY EYES THEY BURN!!), by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "The tannoy system crackled to life. 'Students of Lawndale High, your attention, please.' Li's voice sounded terse and bothered (again)."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: MY EYES THEY BURN!!), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "''s over, Daria,' Brittany said. 'It's finally over. Now we can get married!'"

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: MY EYES THEY BURN!!), by Silver (COMPLETE!): "'Look, if it's me getting killed, it really shouldn't be in this thread. That's all I'm saying.' Tom simply held up his hands in a gesture of placation. In the director's chair, Silver sat back and steepled his fingers."