Thursday, December 31, 2015

Time to Start the Countdown!

Jane and Alison are ringing in New Year's Eve, but I hope one of Jane's resolutions is to turn down Alison's offer to go home with her to look at her pastels.

If you're wondering where Daria is, you might check with Carson Daly and see if she's doing a cameo on MTV New Year's Eve like she did at the end of 2001.

Fanfic Update!
  • Fancy that, by Indigo (COMPLETE!): "'Hello. No she's not available... a family emergency.' Daria answered the phone."

  • Lawndale 2021, by Anguirus1955 (part 28): "Stormy Waters walked slowly through the corridors of Pod 05, searching for a janitor's closet or an equipment room of some kind. Lieutenant Commander Barch and Lieutenant Commander Marquez had both tasked him with retrieving some spare equipment for a series of hallways that were undergoing maintenance in Pod 04."

  • Lawndale Z, by Kuriamo22 (part 6): "On the morning of the day the Saiyans were supposed to arrive Daria, Jane and Jake were at Jake's dojo putting some water and snacks in a couple of backpacks. Once they finished they encapsulated them, and put them in their pockets."

  • The Many Doctors, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 33): "The Doctor was loping around the console room, when suddenly the Cloister Bell starting ringing. 'What is that?' Rose asked. 'The Cloister Bell. It signifies that the TARDIS is in danger!' the Doctor said."

  • Reclaim, by Zetor (COMPLETE!): "The alley behind the Zon was cramped and filthy. Between the dumpster and the large black van parked next to the doors, there was only a small amount of space where a person could stand."

  • The Third Morgendorffer Sister Named Helen (I.C. - Third Morgendorffer Sister à la Helen), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'Helen!' yelled her mother, Helen Senior, 'Stop smoking weed in this house NOW.'"

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A Spicy Day for Texas

Someone should let Jake know that, even though it's Pepper Pot Day, he should probably take it easy on the pepper and other spices in the soup. He'd probably prefer his tongue not stay permanently black, after all.

This is also the anniversary of the day Texas was admitted to the union in 1845. If it hadn't been, Beavis and Butt-head would have been a very different show.

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Sunday, December 27, 2015

The Actress and the Misandrist

Barch is doing her best impression of the late actress Marlene Dietrich, who was born on this day in 1901. I'm not sure the two women have anything whatsoever in common aside from this alter ego, but Dietrich was born in Germany and "Barch" sounds vaguely German, so there's that.

Fanfic Update!
  • The Car Confrontation, by mabel (COMPLETE!): "Gay and in love with one's presumably straight best friend is never a good situation to be in, but Daria found herself in it time and time again."

  • The Choice, by Erin M. (part 1): "It happened at lunch. Sunset Shimmer and her friends had been eating and chatting as usual when the announcement came over the PA."

  • Daria: College Pains The Sophomore Year, by James the Lesser (part 14): "Daria is unsure why she was asked to stay after class by her professor. She had turned in the last assignment and hadn't cut any classes."

  • The Furious Beat (Daria and the Gang Thread), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "'Daria,' Hoffman said, 'before I put you on the City Desk, I have to float you by the Editor in Chief.'"

  • Morning Ritual (Iron Chef: Quinn in 11th Grade), by Zetor (part 1): "Quinn's alarm started blaring the local top twenty station, gradually pulling her from her sleep. Yawning, she reached over to her nightstand, turned off the radio, and grabbed the book she'd left there the night before."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef : MMORPG, Lawndale style), by Waylander (part 10): "Hello to all my readers. Today I managed to get a short interview with one of the people responsible for the well-known multiplayer role-playing game Realms of Altherra. His real name is kept secret for safety reasons, so I'll call him Ernst Gruber, after the character he used as a beta-tester of the game."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Quinn in 11th Grade), by EntrancedCat (COMPLETE!): "Quinn slipped her Aquinas essay from her locker into her backpack. She hoped that Mr. O'Neill wouldn't cry at her take on just war theory like the tears he had shed at the beauty of her exposition of Augustine's declaration of the inexplicableness of free will."

  • Write Said Ted (The Ted Zone), by Kristen Bealer (COMPLETE!): "Ted was just approaching his Language Arts class one afternoon when he was startled to see Daria Morgendorffer leaving the classroom. The surprise wasn't because he didn't expect her to be at school, or because he didn't think she took Language Arts, or because there was anything particularly startling about Daria Morgendorffer."

Friday, December 25, 2015

He Prefers "X."

Christmas is still waiting for his sugar-coated cookies and little cottage all made out of gingerbread, but you go ahead and have a merry Christmas if you celebrate it. Whether you do or not, you may enjoy this list of Christmas-themed Daria fanfics:
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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Upchuck Out of Annoyance Range? It's a Festivus Miracle!

Happy Festivus, everyone! Upchuck's not enjoying the traditional aluminum pole, but I'd say that's a good place for him. Today's the day for Airing of Grievances and Feats of Strength, so have at it! Especially if they're directed at Upchuck over there.

Fanfic Update!
  • After the Kiss, by Strumwulf (COMPLETE!): "Jane stomped her way up the stairs to Daria's room and slammed the door open. With two steps, she was standing in front of Daria, who was sitting on the edge of her bed still dressed in her nightshirt."

  • Black Cloaks of Lawndale, by Waylander (part 27): "Why all these bad things keep happening to me? Mother found out about the 'cousin thing' and made a big deal out of it. Quinn thought her punishment was cruel and unfair. She was sure Daria was smirking behind her back."

  • Doctor Who: Season 8.5 (Chapter 1), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 3): "'I see,' Kristy said, once Clara had explained everything pertinent. 'You'll help?' Clara asked. 'Yes,' Kristy answered. 'Cool,' Clara said."

  • Mysteries of Lawndale 02: The First Party, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (COMPLETE!): "They soon entered Steve Taylor's home office. It was a well organised and efficient space. Two of the walls were occupied by bookshelves filled with books and folders."

Monday, December 21, 2015

It's Random Assorted Holidays Day!

This is either a UFO sighting or the Lawndale gang is celebrating National Flashlight Day. It could be a very literal interpretation of Look on the Bright Side Day, but if Daria's involved then I doubt it. She's far more likely to be celebrating Humbug Day.

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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Christmas Carols and Icebergs

Here we see Daria with her fantasy-sequence boyfriend from the Beavis and Butt-head Christmas Special "It's a Miserable Life," which aired on this day twenty years ago. You can tell this is an alternate universe because Daria is singing and smiling. I'm actually a little frightened by this.

It was also on this day in 1997 that the movie Titanic was released, so feel free to grab your significant other and recreate that scene like they did in "Just Add Water." You know which scene; the one where the boat crashes and chaos ensues.

Fanfic Update!
  • Lawndale 2021, by Anguirus1955 (part 27): "Captain Murphy looked out the windows of the bridge while listening to Commander Li give a report. 'And then, I should add, both of their name tags were three centimeters to the left of their proper locations! Three centimeters!' 'Uh-huh,' Murphy said with a nod of his head, bored."

  • Night Witches, by Panzerfaust 150 (part 12): "Daria awoke to an incessant droning that just would not go away, Jeez, what power tool is dad playing with now? She had a horrible dream she had been flying combat against the Russians, not home studying for 10th grade finals."

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Cutest Aviator!

Quinn's prepared to recreate Orville and Wilbur Wright's famous flight, which happened on this day in 1903. I'm not sure if she's planning to do it because Sandi insisted she couldn't, or because Daria convinced her that windblown hair is now in fashion.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Frankly, My Dear...Gah!

One of our favorite dysfunctional couples is impersonating a different well-known dysfunctional couple, Rhett and Scarlett, from Gone With the Wind. The film had its world premiere on this day in 1939, and apparently helped Quinn and Daria grow closer together in "Aunt Nauseam." Come to think of it, it also inspired Jane's "Oh, Scarlett, you grow lovelier by the day!" line in "I Don't" and at least one other alter ego. Someone working on the show must have been a fan!

Fanfic Update!
  • Christmas, by dmsfanman (COMPLETE!): "Daria checked to be sure her laptop computer was securely stowed in her backpack. She had her toiletries and a few articles of clothing in there as well. She still had plenty of clothing at home in her closet. She could always run to the thrift shop if she needed something." (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4) (Part 5)

  • The Clean Cut, by EntrancedCat (COMPLETE!): "'Muh-om,' Quinn began her protest. 'Daria's cutting up her meat funny again.'"

  • ECHOES Of The Past, by angelholme (part 1): "The limo drove down the path, leaving a spray of gravel behind it. The driver didn't want to be caught by anyone, let alone members of the British Intelligence Community."

  • Time and the Titanic, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 2): "Soon, Stacy had got ready. 'I'm ready,' she said as she entered the time vehicle. She placed her supplies next to Quinn's pile of clothes and Daria's food and water. With the five girls, it was a tight squeeze."

Sunday, December 13, 2015

For a Really Good Sugar Rush, Why Not Have Both?

Mack is less than thrilled about Ice Cream Day, but under the circumstances, who can blame him? Besides, at least where I am it's a bit cold to really enjoy ice cream.

As a warmer alternative, you could celebrate National Cocoa Day instead. According to Quinn, it's also good for calming down cute families of teens when they're stranded during hurricanes.

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Cliiiiiimb Eeeevery Mooooountaaaaain!

Tiffany's climbing up to observe International Mountain Day, although you'd think her experience in "Antisocial Climbers" would have scared her off the idea. Still, it's hard to look fat when you're next to a mountain, so you can't fault her logic there.

This is also the anniversary of the formation of UNICEF in 1946, so celebrate by not suing them like Helen and Eric did.

Fanfic Update!
  • Guertena's exhibit at Lawndale, by Rémi (part 5): "'Daria, are you OK?' The voice was claiming her attention, lingering on the edge of her foggy mind."

  • I'm (Not) With the Band, by Kristen Bealer (COMPLETE!): "The next thing Trent was aware of was waking up on the couch in his own living room. Squinting his eyes in the bright morning light, he glanced out the front window and was relieved to see that there were no cars parked outside. He had no idea how he'd gotten home, but at least he hadn't driven in his condition."

  • Invader Quinn, by Anguirus1955 (part 10): "Quinn looked up at the clock before returning her attention to the TV. She still had three hours before she needed to be at the high school."

  • Maternal, by Indigo (part 2): "'... and finally the self-esteem class is suspended until father notice. You may now resume learning.' Ms Li said as she dismissed the students."

  • Sailor Mercury Takes A Break (Tales of the Shadow Senshi), by Erin M. (COMPLETE!): "The screams quieted and Mercury tapped the 'record' icon on her computer's touchscreen."

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Just Don't Call Him Kevin Daddy!

Mack shouldn't look so sad; today is his (okay, actually Kevin Daniels's) birthday! Daniels voiced Mack during the third season, one of four voice actors to portray the character. Maybe even pretending to put up with Kevin's antics was too much for any one actor to deal with.

Today is also the anniversary of Emmett Kelly's birth in 1898. Kelly is most known for his "Weary Willie" persona, recognizable for the sad face. It's quite possible that the crying clowns Tom and Daria saw at Art in the Park in "Art Burn" were at least based on Kelly.

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Monday, December 7, 2015

"A date which will live in infamy."

Daria and Jane are hard at work serving their country during World War II, because today is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, which honors the victims of the attack on this day in 1941.

Fanfic Update!
  • Black Cloaks of Lawndale, by Waylander (part 26): "When Amy entered Daria's room, her niece was reading A Tale of Two Cities, one of the tomes she bought during their surprise trip to the bookstore. Amy remembered her own experience with the book, and the rage she felt when Rita 'accidentally' ruined it."

  • Doctor Who: Ways Clara Oswald Survives the Raven, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (COMPLETE!): "'Let me be brave,' Clara whispered. She looked down the street, and saw the raven flying towards her."

  • Guertena's exhibit at Lawndale, by Rémi (part 4): "When Daria exited the blue room, an unsettling surprise was waiting for her in the corridor: the wall were covered with a word written in red paint, always the same word: thief."

  • I'm (Not) With the Band, by Kristen Bealer (part 3): "'So let me get this straight. You're a band, but you have no fans, no gigs, and not even a name?' Trent's eleven-year-old sister Jane smirked and crossed her arms."

  • Out of Place, by PrecambrianStudios (part 7): "Richard's lightsaber fell to the metallic floor along with its creator. A racking cough barely escaped his lungs and blood trickled down his lips. He couldn't feel his left leg anymore; he knew it was gone."

  • Sealab 2021/Daria Crossover Universe 0001-AAAA, by Anguirus1955 (part 26): "In the main loading bay of Pod 06, Captain Murphy looked at the assortment of various vendors who had been given the chance to come down to Sealab for a brief visit. One of the vendors, a young Chinese woman with a stereotype stall with all kinds of stereotype trinkets that she secretly hated selling, caught the attention of Captain Murphy."

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Booze for All!

Brittany's here to celebrate Repeal Day, the day that Prohibition was repealed and alcohol could once again flow freely (not that it ever really stopped). Better grab a cold one before Kevin beats you to it!

Today also happens to be the anniversary of Walt Disney's birth in 1901, and without him and his cryogenically frozen head, the "I'm Going to a Picnic" game in "Road Worrier" would have been far less interesting.

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

A Roof is a Mixed Blessing

Daria's checking out the library roof for National Roof Over Your Head Day, and considering it's going to come crashing down in just a few minutes I think she's right to do so. If you have a roof over your head right now, be happy but also check it for cracks. Just in case.

Fanfic Update!
  • An Afternoon (Ideas!), by Princess_Pasta (part 1): "Jane stared down at her small mug of cappuccino, the warm steam comforting her despite the knots that were tangled up in her stomach."

  • Dreams Rewoven, by RLobinske (part 5): "Under a light rain, Gina Fulton-Randall closely hugged her brother when he opened his front door and squealed, 'Michael!'"

  • Invader Quinn, by Anguirus1955 (part 9): "Quinn paused as she watched the younger elementary school students walking by her on the street in the morning. Many of them were dressed up in an unusual manner."

  • Lawndale 2021, by Anguirus1955 (part 25): "Dr. Quentin Q. Quinn tightened a few more bolts on the side of the machine before wiping the sweat from his brow. 'There,' he said. 'It's finished. It's finally finished, and now... to get ready for testing.'"

  • My own party of heroes, by LSauchelli (parts 1 - 16): "I couldn't believe they did this. That Emma would go that far to hurt me. Why did she hate me so much? How had I wronged her?" (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4) (Part 5) (Part 6) (Part 7) (Part 8) (Part 9) (Part 10) (Part 11) (Part 12) (Part 13) (Part 14) (Part 15) (Part 16)

  • Perception, by Princess_Pasta (part 3): "'I thought Coach Gibson was going to have a heart attack, his face was so red. I tried to talk to Kevin but he just looked at me like he didn't even know who I was or something. The team is going to go to crap without him; I hate to say it but it's true. Our defensive line is a mess and I don't think I can keep everyone else afloat without Kevin. He was our ace.'"

  • Quinn's Code 14: Wedding Trouble, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (COMPLETE!): "In the meantime, Helen had continued to drink. 'Honey, maybe we ought to think about getting back,' Jake said."

Tuesday, December 1, 2015


Jake doesn't quite have it right--today begins National Eggnog Month, so he needs to pick the other carton. It might be a little harder to chug, though, and I don't think his cardiologist would like it, either.

If you decide to have some eggnog this month, just remember to check the expiration date. According to Jane, drinking out-of-season nog can cause you to hallucinate anthropomorphic holidays.

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