Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Kevin Must've Pissed Everyone Off Again

Daria's off to solve another mystery as the protagonist of Murder, She Wrote, which first aired on this day in 1984. Whether the case involves a skydiver falling on a cow or a mysterious goalpost collision remains to be seen, but I'm sure our plucky little detective is up to the challenge. Unless there's something good on TV.

Fanfic Update!
  • Hit the Blum-Deckler, by Vaahti (COMPLETE!): "Jane comes in with homework. 'I thought their intentions were making me want to kill myself LESS,' said Daria."

  • Lawndale 2021, by Anguirus1955 (part 12): "'Look, I'm-I'm just gonna' lay my cards on the table. Maybe you'll think it sounds crazy, and who knows? Maybe I am crazy, but if this is crazy, babe, then I don't want to be sane. I'm in love with you, Wendy,' Captain Murphy said."

  • The Many Doctors - Chapter 32, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 3): "The Doctor looked at the Drahvin. She looked similar to all other Drahvins he had faced off against. 'How did you get in here?' she asked."

  • Night Witches, by Panzerfaust 150 (part 10): "President Reagan and his National Security Team were assembled in the Situation Room, for the now-usual morning military briefing."

  • See Jane Ride, by dammit.taken (part 2): "Silence. The woman sat on her bicycle looking down the trail."

  • Sisters and Friends, by metameric1 (parts 25 and 26): "'I want one of these things,' Annie smiled, driving the last of the nails into her new bed frame. She reached over and shut off the little compressor, setting the air nailer back into its case." (Part 26)

  • Unnamed story (World's Shortest Crossover, Part XIV: The Crossover Awakens!), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "Daria and her classmates wake up groggily. They are in their nightclothes or in various states of undress."

  • You'll Know When You Have Kids of Your Own, by metameric1 (part 7): "After a long moment, Daria opened her eyes and handed the headphones back to her husband. 'Damn, she's good.'"

Monday, September 28, 2015

Bonus Points for Beer-Related Stupid Questions!

Today is Ask a Stupid Question Day, and I'm sure Brittany has cooked up a good one. Or a bad one, depending on your perspective.

I don't even want to know what Kevin's contribution is going to be, but I'm sure Mr. DeMartino will hate it. Especially if Kevin has also been celebrating Drink Beer Day, which wouldn't surprise me.

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Ring a Bell and Kevin Will Plant an Apple Seed!

Kevin's hard at work for Johnny Appleseed Day, but someone should probably check his bag. For all we know, the genius is planting jelly beans.

Today we also celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Ivan Pavlov, the janitor physiologist who is best known for his work with classical conditioning.

Fanfic Update!
  • Evening, by JPAGC (part 2d): "When Daria and Jane stepped into the foyer, Quinn and Sandi were knocking on the visitors' bathroom door. 'Stacy, are you all right in there?' asked Quinn through the closed door."

  • General Semantics, Private Angst, by gwrtheyrn (part 50): "Mr Caswall was planning how to break into a house, but needed to develop some skills to do so."

  • Lawndale 2021, by Anguirus1955 (parts 9 - 11): "Tommy Sherman looked at his clock before returning his attention to the TV. 'They're darn good pa's, but they break the law! American Psycho-Dads on the next Sick Sad World!'" (Part 10) (Part 11)

  • Slow Flows the River, by UU (part 4): "'In '69, I enlisted in the U.S. Navy because I wanted to sail the seven seas! Instead I found myself riding a Swift Boat—in Vietnam! We were the swamp guerrillas, rollin' on the river!' Amy was sitting at the bar next to her new acquaintance."

Thursday, September 24, 2015

This Blog Post Was Brought to You By the Letter "D"!

Daria's wishing an enthusiastic happy birthday to the late Jim Henson, who was born on this day in 1936. I'm not sure which is creepier: the fact that Daria is morphing into a muppet or the smile on her face.

This is also the anniversary of the Nirvana album Nevermind, which was released on this day in 1991. Trent is probably interested in this one, although Quinn is cringing as we speak over "that...that...grunge."

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

What About Those Hobbit Business Women?

Linda's pissed because she just found out that Helen got voted onto the board of the Lawndale Business Woman's Alliance. That's only fitting on Business Women's Day, though. And anything that annoys Linda Griffin is probably a good thing no matter what it is.

This is also Hobbit Day, so today would be a good day to get that special someone a candle that's vaguely shaped like a hobbit. Or, you know, not.

Fanfic Update!
  • Anger meets her match, by dammit.taken (part 1): "Andrea slipped out of her work-clothes, tossing them into the hamper in her closet. She pulled some clothes out at random, then pulled on a clean bra and started getting dressed."

  • Dreams Rewoven, by RLobinske (part 3): "'Pardon my frustration, but that position was made for you,' Amy Barksdale said over her cell phone. 'And now it's going to someone with tenure. You know how the game works.'"

  • Is it real life yet?, by michaelscarn (part 1): "Daria held the final box filled with her things and looked back at her empty dorm room. She didn't want to admit it, but she'd miss her home for the past six years."

  • Lawndale 2021, by Anguirus1955 (parts 6 - 8): "'No. I need to adjust the formula a bit more,' Dr. Quentin Q. Quinn said to himself as he observed the results of his latest experiment." (Part 7) (Part 8)

  • Sandi, You Hoopy Frood, by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "'Everyone, calm down! It's only been a couple of hours past our return time - and since they haven't been able to contact us on the radio, I'm certain that the authorities have already started a rescue effort!'"

  • Unnamed story (World's Shortest Crossover, Part XIV: The Crossover Awakens!), by Anguirus1955 (COMPLETE!): "New York City was silent. The four brave heroes on top of the apartment complex looked confused as their opponent disappeared."

  • Unnamed story (World's Shortest Crossover, Part XIV: The Crossover Awakens!), by Wraith (COMPLETE!): "'It's truly horrible. A cryin' shame.' Anthony said sadly."

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Tennis, Anyone?

Daria's got her game face on because today's the anniversary of the famous "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in 1973. I'm sure it was one of Ms. Barch's favorite moments in history.

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Friday, September 18, 2015

Daria Can Has Cheezburger

Daria's set for National Cheeseburger Day, but she hasn't decided yet if she'll eat the burger or stick it in her boots for that squishy feeling around her toes. Jane, on the other hand, is probably going to eat at least two jumbo burgers without feeling a thing.

Fanfic Update!
  • The DJ, by 11tee (part 1): "Tiffany sat at the table, her eyes misting with tears."

  • Geek and Freak, by Princess_Pasta (part 1): "Ted always had a difficult time understanding people."

  • A Griffin Story: Early Pregnancy, by Meester_Lee (parts 1 - 5): "Linda Griffin left work twenty minutes early, satisfied that nobody had either seen her pregnancy test kit or worse, seen the results." (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4) (Part 5)

  • Lawndale 2021 (Iron Chef Challenge: [daria swim]), by Anguirus1955 (parts 2 - 4): "Inside of the main control room of Sealab, several personnel were tied up to a couch and several chairs." (Part 3) (Part 4) (Part 5)

  • Searching For a New Hope, by thatLONERchick (part 13): "Daria opened her eyes, and the first thing she saw was Jake's worried face."

  • Stunt (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: The Madness Sets In), by Zetor (COMPLETE!): "Quinn hummed happily as the elevator climbed up to her floor. She'd taken off work early so she could get her apartment ready. Her mom was flying in to visit for the weekend and she wanted everything to look good, which meant cleaning up Stacy's mess."

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

"Mom's going to miss the guacamole!"

Jake's getting a little too into National Guacamole Day, and Helen's so concerned about it that she actually let go of her cell phone. It really must be serious.

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Her Fashion Reporter Experience Finally Pays Off!

Daria's just checking out "People Weekly," in which she appeared on this day in 1998. She was a judge for best and worst dressed, which really seems like more of a Fashion Club thing. Still, it seems like she had fun. Or whatever passes for fun with Daria.

Fanfic Update!
  • Champion (Ideas!), by Princess_Pasta (COMPLETE!): "Sandi embraced the feel of the Egyptian cotton sheets as they blanketed her nude body, wondering if she could stay here forever. If there was anything she deserved, it was the best and the finest."

  • Daria: College Pains The Sophomore Year, by James the Lesser (part 11): "Daria feels rushed as Thanksgiving comes closer and closer. Conner had invited her to have it with his family."

  • Death of a Secret (Daria daughter of ? Iron Chef challenge), by Cap (COMPLETE!): "Daria sat in her car watching her father through the restaurant's large plate glass window. Even with the painted lettering obscuring part of her vision she could clearly see him embrace a young woman."

  • Doctor Who: Season 8.5 (Chapter 1), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 2): "The TARDIS materialised in the tower less than a day after they had left during the Doctor's regeneration."

  • Don't Feed It After Midnight, by Anguirus1955 (COMPLETE!): "'More importantly,' Daria added, 'We need to find Stripe and the other gremlins,' Daria said." (Part 9) (Part 10) (Part 11) (Part 12)

  • Elsie's new wheels, by 11tee (parts 1 and 2): "Elsie walked up to the house and looked at the van. It was ugly." (Part 2)

  • Lawndale 2021 (Iron Chef Challenge: [daria swim]), by Anguirus1955 (part 1): "In Miss Defoe's Art Class, everyone was following an assignment on drawing how they see themselves five years from the present."

  • Oh Kiddo (Daria daughter of ? Iron Chef challenge), by Vukodlak (COMPLETE!): "'Dad, I want you to know that I met a boy and I think I really like him' Daria shyly announced."

  • PerforaTed (The Ted Zone), by Kristen Bealer (COMPLETE!): "As Ted was walking through the hall before school one day, he heard a voice coming from the girls' restroom. 'Oh, no. The toilet is talking to me again.'"

  • Silence (Iron Chef: Silent Movie), by thatLONERchick (COMPLETE!): "The rain falls all around her."

  • Still Waters, by thatLONERchick (COMPLETE!): "Raindrops slid down the glass of Tiffany's window. She sat at her vanity table, though her powders and potions were pushed aside. A large, thick sheet of cream colored paper dominated the glass vanity top. In her small hand was a bamboo brush, a pot of ink close by."

  • Things Could Be Worse... (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: The Madness Sets In), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "As Mr. Breyer continued to drone on and on in Lawndale's English class, most of the student body was fighting falling asleep."

  • Unnamed story (World's Shortest Crossover, Part XIV: The Crossover Awakens!), by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "Thunderous rain – Upchuck, posting about Aeon Flux on the internet, looks up as he hears a knock on the door. Ominous music plays"

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Pew! Pew! Pew!

Daria's already celebrating National Video Games Day, although it's possible she's just putting off her latest writing project. I won't judge; I know the feeling all too well.

Still, this is also National Day of Encouragement, so how about this: You can do it, Daria! Write that story! Bust through that plot hole! Conquer that writer's block! And if that doesn't work, then nail that head shot!

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Another CAPTion ConTEST!

Caption this scene in the comments!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

"Hand-kneaded bread has more soul."

Helen's busy kneading away for National Date Nut Bread Day, although if she wanted to get out the bread machine I promise I won't tell Willow. Then again, I'm not sure I'd want to taste anything baked by Helen "every night is frozen lasagna night" Morgendorffer.

On this day in 1921, the first Miss America was crowned. Apparently the winner was not named "Darya," and in fact appears to have no Y in her name whatsoever. There goes that theory, I guess.

Fanfic Update!
  • The Banding of Daria, by EntrancedCat (COMPLETE!): "'Students, we have an exciting fund-raising activity coming up,' Ms. Li said from behind the imposing podium at the hastily-called assembly." (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4)

  • Bounce, by 11tee (COMPLETE!): "Jodie Landon checked her harness one last time. They were approaching the maximum altitude, and she wanted to shine on her HALO jump."

  • Fashion War, by ST91 (COMPLETE!): "During Quinn's junior year something happened, something that had a great impact on her life."

  • The Fight, by dmsfanman (COMPLETE!): "It was late afternoon on a mild spring day in Boston with the sun shining occasionally, but mostly spending its time behind the clouds. Tom and Daria walked next to each other through the Raft Quadrangle."

  • Here (Iron Chef: Silent Movie), by Princess_Pasta (COMPLETE!): "She parked the car at 12:08. She finally left it at 12:26"

  • Is it Curtain Yet?, by Zetor (part 7a): "'Excuse me. Excuse me.' Daria snapped out of the daze she'd been in and looked up at the woman scowling down at her from across the counter, arms crossed and the tapping her foot impatiently."

  • It Happened Four Weeks Ago, by Anguirus1955 (part 1): "That was the e-mail conversation that had ensured that the lives of Timothy O'Neil and Janet Barch would never be the same."

  • Lawndale Z, by Kuriamo22 (part 3): "It had been a few days since Daria resurrected Jane. They had spent the time training, and preparing for their confrontation with Piccolo the self proclaimed Demon King."

  • The Lord of the Mushrooms: The Sampling of the Shrooms (Iron Chef challenge: Texts From Last Night!), by Anguirus1955 (COMPLETE!): "Hey, Sandi, I just got home today after shopping at the mall. I bought some mushrooms from this guy named Tom at the mall."

  • Maternal, by Indigo (COMPLETE!): "Jake Morgendorffer pulled up outside Lawndale High. His youngest daughter Quinn was in the front seat, her older sister Daria in the back."

  • See Jane Ride, by dammit.taken (part 1): "Jane sat on her couch, looking at her latest art project; realizing how much it had changed her life these last three months."

  • Two thousand and fifteen, by Astrocar82 (part 2): "'So, I'm Daria,' Daria muttered to Jodie after the meeting. '...Which you know already, but hey. You're actually nice, can we walk home together?' 'Sure,' Jodie smiled."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Silent Movie), by 11tee (COMPLETE!): "The bag swung as the brunette with wild hair hit it. Each time her fist or foot contacted, the bag threatened to launch the man with curly orange hair off the back of the punching bag."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Silent Movie), by 11tee (COMPLETE!): "The young man parked his Jeep and stepped out to survey the park."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Silent Movie), by Zetor (COMPLETE!): "Daria handed the cabbie her fare and climbed out into the chill autumn evening. A strong wind whipped around her tan longcoat, revealing the black slacks and dress shirt underneath."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef challenge: Texts From Last Night!), by Princess_Pasta (part 3): "410: you okay? Please answer. Mom & Dad are worried. I'M worried. If you don't answer in the next five minutes, I'm leaving."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef challenge: Texts From Last Night!), by Ranma (parts 1 - 3): "Flake: sis where are you? STNR: Ran out of papers, whts it to ya." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef challenge: Texts From Last Night!), by Vukodlak (parts 1 and 2): "Mom this is really hard for me to tell you but I'm pregnant." (Part 2)

  • Unnamed story (World's Shortest Crossover, Part XIV: The Crossover Awakens), by Silver (COMPLETE!): "The Consensus subconsciously generated by humanity writ large set the rules, and breaking them had consequences. Those consequences were collectively known as Paradox."

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Got Any Books on Procrastination?

Jodie's all set for Read a Book Day, because Jodie always does what's expected of her. She does seem to be enjoying the book, though, so I'll leave her to it.

This is also Fight Procrastination Day, so if there's a book you've been putting off reading then today's the perfect day to start it. Unless you're only reading because there's something else you should be doing and you don't want to.

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Friday, September 4, 2015

And the Award for Most Gratuitous Cameo Goes To....

Daria and Jane appeared on the MTV Video Music Awards on this day in 1997, although if you blinked you probably missed it. Read the transcript to find out what they thought of the experience.

Fanfic Update!
  • Dammit Daria, by SexshiTiTePaNtZ (part 4): "'Daria?' Jane called through the house as her rain soaked body dripped onto the carpet upstairs. She called out her girlfriend's name repeatedly without any response back."

  • Don't Feed It After Midnight, by Anguirus1955 (parts 4 - 7): "Daria and Jane entered the classroom swiftly, with Daria holding a big shoebox in her hands. 'Is the...animal in there?' Deckard asked her." (Part 5) (Part 6) (Part 7)

  • Lawndale Z, by Kuriamo22 (part 2): "Daria stood near the edge of a barren plateau in the middle of the New Mexico desert late one afternoon. She was wearing a pair of black shorts that almost reached her knees, a burnt orange t shirt, and a pair of black boots."

  • Mask (Write-off Challenge Zetor VS BG, Round 1: FIGHT!/Iron Chef challenge: Texts From Last Night!), by Zetor (COMPLETE!): "'Um...' Brittany scanned the surrounding area, her eyes lighting up when she spotted Daria. 'Daria, Mr. Thompson and I are not speaking, so do you want to do the economics project with me??'" (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4)

  • Slow Flows the River, by UU (part 3b): "'What will happen now?' Amy wondered aloud when Patrick shut the apartment door behind him. At first she wanted to accompany him, not so much for the sake of adventure but out of unwillingness to stay behind, alone and ignorant of the nature of trouble Maud was in."

  • Straight Outta Bromwell, by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "Intro (Elsie Sloane): 'You are about to witness the winners of class warfare.'"

  • Texts From Last Night (Iron Chef challenge: Texts From Last Night!), by 11tee (COMPLETE!): "505: yo Jo, i need help- met a dude a couple weeks ago"

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef challenge: Texts From Last Night!), by Anguirus1955 (part 1): "Skinny, four weeks ago, I suspected that the condom broke. Earlier today, a purchase from the pharmacy proved it."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef challenge: Texts From Last Night!), by 11tee (parts 1 and 2): "GothicT: hey GingerLuv: My Dearest Sweet Queen of the Night. My Babe in Blue Boots" (Part 2)

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef challenge: Texts From Last Night!), by Princess_Pasta (COMPLETE!): "J@N3: HEY! U made it! OK. I have confession 2 make!" (Part 2)

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef challenge: Texts From Last Night!), by Ranma (COMPLETE!): "J. Lane: Daria? I know you're mad at me, please answer your cell." (Part 2)

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

What? I'm Dead? Oh God, WHYYY?!

It's Dead Stacy Rowe Day! I know a handful of authors that probably enjoy this holiday, and at least one that most likely hates it. Still, it's a holiday created by TAG himself and is therefore worth mentioning. The question for all you fanfic writers out there is, how do you plan kill Stacy Rowe today? Quick and painless or slow and agonizing? The possibilities are endless!

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