Sunday, April 30, 2017

Be Honest: What Do You Think of Sandi's Hair?

Sandi's not really getting into the spirit of Hairstyle Appreciation Day, but when your stylist is a psychotic nightmare Quinn then I guess it's hard to be appreciative. I gotta say, though, that the short hair kind of suits her. Maybe it's just me.

I have a feeling Daria's going to enjoy National Honesty Day, but I don't think the same can be said about the people around her. Neither of these things are exactly new sensations, though.

Fanfic Update!
  • A Blast from The Past, by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "'Miss Morgendorffer! Mister White! How wonderful it is to see the both of you!' Quinn froze in mid-bite of a crunchy ring as the familiar voice rang out behind her; at her side, a pair of mini-eggrolls dropped from Jaime White's suddenly-numb fingers."

  • Cops And Robbers And Magic, by psychotol (part 18): "Carrie watched the news as the report that the FBI were raiding all the locations held by Tigerswan for conspiring to sell US military tech to Iran."

  • Daria (and other characters) on the Defiant Round Robin, by Kuriamo22 (part 54): "Lt Commander Daniels sat quietly at his station on the bridge as he monitored the time stream for any anomalies or changes while sipping some coffee. Thing's had been relatively quiet for the last few weeks which suited him just fine."

  • A Griffin Story: Pregnancy, by Meester_Lee (part 6): "Linda Griffin's hope that bouts with morning sickness would be few and far between were soon blasted to shards. For the next several weeks, she started to have sickness bouts at least twice a day."

  • It Came from the Comment Section, by Blake C Stacey (BlakeStacey) (COMPLETE!): "JANE: What the Hell happened to you? DARIA: Mr. O'Neill. He found these people who redraw cartoon characters for what they consider 'realism.' I think I preferred it when the Fashion Club chased me down with cream rinses and Scrunchies."

  • On The Road, by elainefr (part 40): "Trent ran his hands over the smooth leather of the journal that she'd given him for Christmas. He traced the imagery of a spiral with his name under it, knowing that Jane must have helped in that aspect and smiled."

  • A.R.C CHAPTER 9 Babysitting, by ST91 (part 4): "Back home from school, Daria had no desire or mind to study so she sat on the sofa and watched an episode of her favorite show, Sick Sad World. It was a concentrate of trash TV, the ideal for relaxing and emptying the mind."

  • Unnamed story (LLH - Short Entries), by Roentgen (parts 10 - 13): "The Legionnaires, prior to their arrival in Washington, had had a long conversation about what to do for fun. The options for being under eighteen in Washington, DC were rather limited. Even more so for Legionnaires." (Part 11) (Part 12) (Part 13)

Friday, April 28, 2017

No Vogons, Please!

Andrea would like everyone's attention for National Great Poetry Reading Day. Even if you aren't in the mood for poems about rotting bags of flesh, remember it could always be worse: the poem could be Quinn's.

Today is also Kiss Your Mate Day, but Daria might want to keep her distance from Tom right now. Helen's probably racing over at this moment with some snacks. Brittany and Kevin, meanwhile, should probably try to come up for air pretty soon.

Fandom News!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Marianne, the Only Woman More Overworked than Helen

Marianne is just trying to remind Helen that today is Administrative Professionals' Day and would it be all right if she picked up a card for herself on her lunch break? Helen really doesn't care, because as far as she's concerned Marianne is basically background noise anyway.

Fanfic Update!
  • Cops And Robbers And Magic, by psychotol (part 17): "Jennifer Honey walked through the living room to get to the kitchen, turning the TV onto the news so she could hear some events that had occurred as she had her breakfast."

  • Daria (and other characters) on the Defiant Round Robin, by EntrancedCat (part 53): "Daria Victoria and Danielle Todds wordlessly agreed to keep Daria Judith between them as they walked to the turbolift."

  • Decisions, by elainefr (part 14): "Daria stood at the window to her apartment looking but not really seeing the traffic outside. So much had happened since she had left Lawndale..."

  • Graduations, by dmsfanman (part 1): "Tom Sloane checked his phone and the display showed him that he had only about 20 minutes to get to Daria's apartment. He was nearly running from the arrival platform to the 'T' – Boston's subway."

  • High School Never Ends, by Princess_Pasta (part 7): "Bloomingdale's was quiet for a Thursday afternoon which left the three of them to search in peace. Sandi was armed with her father's black card and a lot of patience."

  • On The Road, by elainefr (part 39): "'Hey sis,' Quinn greeted the smaller woman once the door was answered to the apartment that her sister now shared with Jane."

  • A.R.C CHAPTER 9 Babysitting, by ST91 (part 3): "Back at home Andrea found her mother sitting at the kitchen table buried under a mountain of paper."

  • Unnamed story (LLH - Short Entries), by Roentgen (part 9): "A lone car pulled up at The Tower. Getting out of the car was a young woman with a pressed shirt, military slacks and wearing a beret emblazoned with some sort of arcane insignia."

Monday, April 24, 2017

I Think This Little Guy Needs More Than One Day to Recover!

Poor Roger (as fandom has named him) is not having a very good World Day for Laboratory Animals. Then again, you probably wouldn't like it if you'd had to spend any amount of time with Brian Taylor, either.

Today is also Fashion Revolution Day, and I hope someone has told the Fashion Club that the day is about making changes in the fashion industry and not bloody conquest of people who wear last season's styles.

Fandom News!

Sunday, April 23, 2017


The Paperpusher's Message Board is back up and running! Thank you to everyone who worked to fix the issues, especially Scissors MacGillicutty. If anyone is having issues with how the board displays, please try clearing your browser cache or going to the user control panel and switching the style from prosilver to subsilver2 and then back again.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Tom Just Kant Stay Awake

Poor Tom is really trying to appreciate Immanuel Kant on the 293rd anniversary of the philosopher's birth, but I just don't think it's going to work out. If only Kant had livened up the book with a gunfight or a fur bikini, Tom might have been able to stay awake. But then we'd have had no wacky hijinks involving school rumors, so perhaps it's all for the best.

Today is also Girl Scout Leader Day, so let's all take a moment to appreciate the poor soul who had to take Jane Lane and a bunch of girls singing "John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt" on a hike. Hey, I just thought of Mr. DeMartino's dream job!

Fanfic Update!
  • Decisions, by elainefr (part 12): "'Ah,' Daria winced at the sting of the alcohol that she was dabbing on her cuts. 'Damn Zon and their broken bottles and stupid me, for getting into a fight over a guy. This is so high school.'"

  • This is my stop, by Honey-On-Toast (parts 10 and 11): "The washing up was more of just a task of physical work, it was persuading Quinn to participate. There was nagging, exchange of sarcasm, bribery and finally it was done." (Part 11)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Putting the "High" in High Five

President's Day (or Days?) are celebrating National High Five Day, which makes me wonder if the actual National High Five Day is feeling a little annoyed about having his or her day co-opted.

Today is also 4/20, and I have a sneaking suspicion that Trent might be celebrating this one. PSA: don't attempt to high-five while stoned. Just...don't.

Today is also Volunteer Recognition Day, so this would be a good time to volunteer to help hospitalized kids with art projects or read to senior citizens. Also, preferably not while stoned.

The PPMB is still unavailable, and Scissors MacGillicutty has an explanation and progress report.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Amazing Juggling Jodie!

Jodie is celebrating International Jugglers Day, although I think she's more accustomed to the metaphorical kind of juggling--extracurriculars, volunteer work, etc. Gotta say, though: she's doing a good job there. Does "expert juggler" carry any weight on college applications?

The PPMB is still experiencing difficulties, but remember that you can watch for updates at the Paperpusher's Message Board Twitter Account.

Fanfic Update!
  • Cops And Robbers And Magic, by psychotol (part 16): "The scene of the crash and the shootout was now cordoned off and being examined when Mike Freeman showed up, the superintendent was overseeing the CSIs as they photo'd and bagged items and uniform were interviewing witnesses including the occupants of the house that had been included in the crime scene because of the bullets that had embedded themselves in the roof."

  • Dear World, You Suck, by blockedthewriter (COMPLETE!): "Halfway into a pepperoni slice at Pizza King, Jane drops the confession like a trembling grenade."

  • Decisions, by elainefr (part 11): "Trent entered the room and saw her. She sat up in one of the emergency room beds with the other two curtains drawn on each side to give the other patients their privacy."

  • To Be A Big Brother, by arandomshipper (COMPLETE!): "They think I'm oblivious. Janey and Daria both. I probably am. Just not about that."

Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Little Imitator

Mr. O'Neill is about the last person I'd expect to portray Charlie Chaplin on the anniversary of his birth in 1889. For one thing, Chaplin was funny on purpose.

Also, happy Easter to everyone who celebrates it! Please enjoy this list of Easter treats courtesy of the Sh33p's Fluff website: Fandom News!

Friday, April 14, 2017

The View From Below

Daria doesn't quite have it right for Look up at the Sky Day, because right now she's looking up at the ceiling. It could be that she's waiting for the library roof to finish caving in, but if that's the case then I don't think it's wise to stay underneath it.

Today is also Ex Spouse Day, although I doubt Ms. Barch will want to celebrate. Unless the celebration involves ranting and raving, although for her that just means today's a day that ends in "Y."

Finally, this is the anniversary for the episodes "The Lab Brat" and "Of Human Bonding," which aired on this day in 1997 and 2000. Jake did a lot of bonding in both episodes--with Kevin in one and with Daria in the other. I sometimes wish there was more fanfic centered around Jake and Kevin hanging out. Hint, hint.

As if this post, the PPMB was not functioning, but hopefully it will return soon so everyone can enjoy this...

Fanfic Update!
  • High School Never Ends, by Princess_Pasta (part 6): "The smell of cinnamon was the first thing that greeted Stacy as soon she left her room. She padded her way into the kitchen, the prospect of food enough to shake off the cloud of sleep."

  • The More Things Change (Iron Chef: The New Canon), by Two-Eyed Charlie (part 2): "Glass CafĂ© sits in a part of Hell's Kitchen that never fails to make me wonder how I can manage my rent month in and month out."

  • A.R.C CHAPTER 9 Babysitting, by ST91 (part 2): "Thoughts. Daria had several of them in mind. The unplanned trip to the hospital and the modeling agency ordeal had distracted her but now the doubt had returned to haunt her."

  • Unnamed story (LLH - Short Entries), by Roentgen (parts 6 - 8): "Daria put down her English textbook. She had two hours of exercise scheduled for that afternoon, more close-order combat training. She realized the necessity but hated the time-suck." (Part 7) (Part 8)

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Perhaps If He Heaves Another Big, Melodramatic Sigh?

Sorry, Wind, today is Big Wind Day, and you don't qualify. I would imagine the hurricane-that-almost-was might, though, and if we're counting big windbags then we could include Tommy Sherman, Terry Perry Barlow, Andrew Landon, Timothy O'Neill...and way more than I'm interested in counting right now.

Fandom News!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Add "Fore" to Jesse's Four-Letter-Word Vocabulary

Jesse's taking up an unusual hobby for Golfer's Day, but I suppose there's no canon evidence that Jesse doesn't like golf. Although I assume most golf clubs require shirts, which could be a dealbreaker for Jesse. Jake, our canon golf enthusiast, is probably playing a few holes today, unless his client caseload is too heavy for him to get away. Heh, I almost got through that with a straight face!

If golf isn't your style, then you could also celebrate Siblings Day by spending some quality time with any brothers or sisters you have. Daria has considered her options and would like to borrow a golf club, please.

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria (and other characters) on the Defiant Round Robin, by EntrancedCat (part 52): "Daria Victoria opened Sisko's cabin's door and ushered Daria Judith and Danielle in without ceremony. 'I haven't had time to call in the decorators and make the place mine,' she explained needlessly as the two new arrivals took in the sparsely decorated room."

  • Decisions, by elainefr (part 9): "'We ne-' 'Don't say we need to talk,' was her quiet request. She sat beside him, not touching, on the sofa."

  • The More Things Change... (Iron Chef: The New Canon), by Two-Eyed Charlie (part 1): "I looked at the script, then I looked at the powdered-up, black haired bimbo of a man parked behind the 'host's desk' on the sound-stage."

  • Unnamed story (LLH - Short Entries), by Roentgen (parts 4 and 5): "John Dynell and Hiraoku Fukunaga completed their tour. Dynell was amused by the behavior of Fukunaga's employees. Having never seen their boss on the factory floor, they initially ran about like a bunch of headless chickens, trying to outdo one other in obsequiousness." (Part 5)

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Drawing Birds, Drawing Birdbrains...Same Difference

Jane's got the right idea for Draw a Bird Day, even if Claude and Romonica don't care for the honor. Daria, having far less artistic talent, will probably settle for flipping the bird instead.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Scots and Sports!

Joey's decked out in Scottish style for National Tartan Day, but if he thinks Quinn will be impressed by bagpipes I suspect he's going to be disappointed. Then again, Quinn might find herself drawn to the shrill, wailing notes.

Since today is also National Student-Athlete Day, Joey's football teammates can also join him on the field. I think Joey might want to change out of the kilt first, though. I foresee too many potential embarrassing mishaps otherwise.

Fanfic Update!
  • The Call, by dmsfanman (part 1): "Tom Sloane was sitting at his desk trying to keep his eyes open as he went over his group's final presentation for their class on strategic business planning."

  • Community of Creativity, by LadieTAG (parts 4 and 5): "There was a long silence before Max decided to speak. 'Trent, Trent are you okay man?' 'Are you sure it's her? I mean none of us have seen her since..'" (Part 5)

  • Cops And Robbers And Magic, by psychotol (part 15): "'So, Cassandra White, it says here you were discharged for disregard for the presence of civilians?' 'Yeah,' said the woman before the interviewer, 'they're all Islamic, fewer Muslims, smaller pool for terrorists to come from, am I right?'"

  • Daria (and other characters) on the Defiant Round Robin, by EntrancedCat (part 51): "Daria froze in the captain's chair as she heard a familiar voice from the turbolift... 'Damn, girl. You looking better than ever.'"

  • Good Things Come In Small Packages, by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "'Lawrence! What in the name of God did you just do?'"

  • High School Never Ends, by Princess_Pasta (parts 3 - 5): "There was a beat up composition notebook buried at the bottom of Jane's messenger bag, next to discarded gum wrappers and broken pencils, which doubled as makeshift sketchbook. She eagerly pulled it from its confines." Part 4) (Part 5)

  • Statement of Intent, by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "My final year. Cadet First Class Yaniv Ernet was proud of the image that gazed back from the mirror."

  • Unnamed story (LLH - Short Entries), by Roentgen (parts 1 - 3): "Jodie Landon woke up and took a good look around the laboratory. Her body felt exhausted and she began to run through her algorithm of reasons that could account for the fatigue." (Part 2) (Part 3)

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Everyone Should Have a Seeing-Eye Jane!

Daria's getting a little help for Walk Around Things Day, which is better than her solo attempt at Walking Into People Day. I'm sure her bruised fellow students appreciate the switch, too.

Today is also School Librarian Day, and while I don't believe we ever see any librarians at Lawndale High I couldn't resist the shout-out.

Fandom News!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Words, Pictures...and PBJ!

Daria's helping her classmates celebrate International Children's Book Day, but I don't think that's the kind of book the holiday creators had in mind. If you'd like to read a children's book today, why not pair it with a sandwich for National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day? Daria will probably pass on that one, since her last experience with peanut butter sandwiches didn't go so well.

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Art Burn," which aired on this day in 2001. Jane almost filmed a Waterworld post-apocalyptic video, almost lost her passion for painting, and almost uncovered a forger's plot. So many lost opportunities!

Fanfic Update!
  • The Date, by elainefr (part 6): "'How was the Country Club?' Jane asked of her best friend once they'd each settled into the comfortable positions in her room, doing what they loved to do."

  • From Both Sides, by mailorderannie (COMPLETE!): "Daria crossed her arms. 'So where did you hide it?' 'Huh?' Michael's eyes lost some focus."

  • I May Go Pop, by tafka (parts 1 - 3): "Daria looked at her schedule and sighed. Modern History tute again. She wouldn't have minded if the research assistant wasn't such a misogynist jerk who seemed to take great pleasure in baiting her into ridiculous arguments." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • The Lost Girl, by Hammyham (part 2): "The one good thing about being back at Lawndale; Jane is back too. Her room had been turned into a new studio for her Mom (the kiln set on fire in the basement), but luckily Trent had vacated his room a couple of years prior so she could have his."

  • A.R.C CHAPTER 9 Babysitting, by ST91 (part 1): "In Lawndale and its surroundings there are many restaurants and clubs. For some of them it's a miracle to still be open despite the health inspector, but others offer the highest level of services."

  • Shadows of a Timeless Song, by Dennis (part 14): "A thousand questions, many of them rude, boiled up in Daria's mind, but for once, she held them in. With a puzzled shrug, she walked through the door, which Ron closed and locked behind them."