Tuesday, October 31, 2017


Today is not just Halloween but also Carve a Pumpkin Day, although it seems like maybe you should have done that at least a day or two before Halloween. Perhaps this is a holiday for procrastinators and lazy people? Trent, they're playing your song.

If you want to get into the Halloween spirit the Daria way, check out this list of Halloween-themed fanfics. The list hasn't been updated lately, so please feel free to share any recent favorites in the comments!

Fanfic Update!
  • How cliche could you get?, by starwater09 (part 4): "It was a warm, quiet and peaceful morning. The kind of morning where you just wanted to lay in bed all day without worrying about a care in the world. And since the morning was also a Saturday nothing was going to stop Daria from enjoying this wonderful peace."

  • The Move, by dmsfanman (part 2): "Tom and Daria walked through Penn Station pulling their bags behind them. It was like walking through a beehive there was so much activity."

  • Quinn, Episode 13: Farewell, Lawndale High, by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "Quinn, Jake, Helen, Daria and Jane are eating dinner. The meal is salad and cold vegetable sticks. Jane: Thanks for letting me stay here while I'm in town. Helen: Jane, it's the least we could do." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • 2nd February (Iron Chef: Brittany & Daria Swap), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1): "Daria Morgendorffer awoke. It seemed that it was the radio that woke her... with a song by Sonny and Cher. 'Something about this is familiar.'"

  • Ted Dance Party (The Ted Zone), by Kristen Bealer (COMPLETE!): "'...So, who can tell me where the Barbary Wars were fought?' DeMartino asked a class that was mostly half-asleep. 'Stacy!' Stacy's head jerked up, eyes wide. 'Uh...the Malibu Dream House?'"

  • Unnamed story (LLH - Short Entries), by Roentgen (part 55): "@jacairac Saw Quinn Morgendorffer fly by me. Not with an airplane! Levitating! Here in PR! #nlc1 #puertorico - Jacaira C. Maranda (believed to be first social media ever about Legionnaires openly using powers)"

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Jake's Feline Brave Today

Jake's in for a rough time for National Cat Day, because I don't think Mr. Whiskers is in the mood for his shenanigans. Really, is anyone ever in the mood for Jake's shenanigans?

In fact, for all we know, Mr. Whiskers is trying to celebrate Hermit Day and (like Daria) would far prefer to be left alone. Come to think of it, that's pretty much every cat, every day.

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Friday, October 27, 2017

She's Aliiiiiive!

Jane's going with a new look for Frankenstein Friday, and at least this one she can't blame on Daria. I guess she seems happy with it, so who am I to argue with her?

Kevin's probably thrilled to know that today is also American Beer Day, but I know a few beer snobs that won't be interested. Just remember, Kevin, don't crush the can on your forehead unless it's empty!

Fanfic Update!
  • Black Cloaks of Lawndale, by Waylander (part 31): "Monique was stretched out on her old sofa, reading the book and drinking a cup of coffee. She wasn't sure why she was assigned an essay about The Movement."

  • Quinn, Episode 12: There Can Be Only One, by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "Quinn and Kevin are having their latest tutoring session. The subject is the Vietnam War. Quinn: So, can you tell me some of the reasons we became involved in the war in Vietnam. Kevin: Um, It had something to do with that guy, the one who was President after World War II..." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Unnamed story (LLH - Short Entries), by Roentgen (part 54): "'When I looked out the window as we were landing at Tolnai, in Puerto Rico, I didn't see any leaves on the trees. The grass was still green but the trees were bare. That was when my heart sank and I knew we were in for it.' -- Stacy Rowe"

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: 600 Years Afterward.....), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "Helen's voice rang through the cavernous Morgendorffer living room. 'Daria! Sandi's at the front door!'"

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Ewww, Greasy Punks

Kevin's looking...unusual...for Punk for a Day Day. I can't quite put my finger on it, but he definitely looks different. Maybe it's the new shoulder pads.

Today is also National Greasy Foods Day, so it's basically open season on junk food for Daria and Jane. Cheese fries, extra-greasy pizza, a burger squishing around your toes; go have whatever strikes your fancy!

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Now THAT'S Mental in the Morning!

Daria and Jane are wishing everyone an unnaturally cheerful good morning to everyone on TV Talk Show Host Day. Seriously, what's going on with Jane's grin? I think it's trying to eat my soul.

On this day 15 years ago, the Fashion Club made a cameo appearance in the online comic strip Mall Monkeys! I'm sure they were horrified to be included in something as (ugh) geeky as a web comic.

Fanfic Update!
  • Black Cloaks of Lawndale, by Waylander (part 30): "KA-BOOM! Quinn wrinkled her nose at the memory of her sister practicing Earth magic in the backyard. Daria was shattering the rocks and making them explode."

  • Dammit Daria, by SexshiTiTePaNtZ (part 9): "A stained mattress, a lamp without a shade, a pair of tarnished silver candlesticks, chunks of candle wax melted down the sides of each stick and stuck to the surface of a beat-up dresser."

  • Fates Entwined, by Deep Metal (part 10): "'Hey guys,' Daria said as she met up with Karen and Ted at practice. 'Hey Daria,' Karen waved. Today, the women's self-defense class only seemed to consist of Daria, Karen, and Ted, thanks in part to that day being a rather rainy and dreary day."

  • The Morgendorffer's Shadow, by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "There was a small conference room on the third floor of Legion Tower that everyone had taken to calling 'The Box'."

  • The Move, by dmsfanman (part 1): "It wasn't often that Daria had a headache, but now was one of those times. She was seriously thinking of taking something for it."

  • Quinn, Episode 10: Sisters Gone Wild, by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "We see Stacy, Quinn, Daria and Jane sunbathing on the beach. Stacy is wearing a blue strap bikini while Quinn is in a pink string bikini and Daria is in a leopard print string bikini. Jane is in a red strap bikini that has a push up top for the purpose of making certain...features appear bigger. The sight is one of Upchucks dreams come true." (Part 3)

  • Quinn, Episode 11: Acceptance, by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "We see Quinn, Stacy and Tiffany having lunch at their usual table. Sandi is still not on good terms with them. Stacy looks happy. Stacy: I got back my college acceptance letters today. I was accepted at both State U and Lawndale State. Quinn: Stacy, that's great." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Unnamed story (LLH - Short Entries), by Roentgen (part 53): "'I don't understand this,' Helen said. 'I don't even know why you're telling me this. For God's sake, Daria – what are you doing?'"

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Blow, Mack Daddy, Blow!

Mack's giving it all he's got in honor of the 100th anniversary of Dizzy Gillespie's birth. Gillespie played a vital role in jazz music, although of all the Daria characters, Nathan is probably the most likely to appreciate it. Unfortunately.

Today is also the day that, fifty years ago, Jake and his hippie friends tried to Levitate the Pentagon. It didn't go so well, particularly for Jake's toes.

Finally, it was on this day twenty years ago that the first Daria VHS tape was released. It featured not only the first three episodes of the show but also the unaired pilot, "Sealed with a Kick."

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Burn, Baby, Burn!

Check out the high-tech visuals on Daria's first (and only) computer game, "Daria's Inferno," which was released on this day in 2000. I still own it, but haven't played it in quite a few years. Those steam tunnels...they haunt me.

Today is also Evaluate Your Life Day, and in the immortal words of Jake: "Then you walk away. You change your name, move to another state, get some ID. It's not too late to start over, Daria, it's not too late! You're still a young man! You don't have to live with your mistakes! Get out while you can!"

Fanfic Update!
  • Edicius, by elainefr (part 3): "'I don't see what this has to do with helping me.' Trent looked down at her and couldn't help but to smile."

  • Harry Potter Morgendorffer, by Meester_Lee (part 12): "The big change came when both HJ and Daria were too young to understand what was going on. HJ had been living with Helen, Jake, and Daria for half a year now and had settled in."

  • Layabouts, by Anonymous (COMPLETE!): "'I'm bored.' Daria gazed up from her book at the tall, thin woman a few feet away from her. She looked like she was about to fall asleep while standing."

  • Quinn, Episode 8: Quinn's Addition, by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "We see a very nervous Stacy holding the package that she recieved from Ms. Barch. It has been resealed."

  • Quinn, Episode 9: The Legend of Mad Dog Morgendorffer, by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "We see Mr. DeMartino standing in front of his class. Mr. DeMartino: Now, class, despite recent EVENTS leaving the school without an ADMINISTRATION we still have to teach. So I'm sorry to DISAPPOINT YOU if you were hoping summer would start THREE MONTHS EARLY." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Quinn, Episode 10: Sisters Gone Wild, by WildDogJJ (part 1): "We see Quinn, Stacy and Tiffany by Quinn's locker. Quinn has just gotten her stuff out as they are getting ready to go home. The three J's approach. Joey: Hey, Quinn, can I drive you somewhere? Jeffy: I'll give you a ride home. Jamie: I'll give all three of you a ride to the mall."

  • Second Chances, by Lady Evil (part 9): "Friday night found Jane laying in bed with Slash and talking on the phone with Jesse. 'His show should be on Z93 in a few minutes.' said Jane. 'You gonna listen?'"

  • Unnamed story (LLH - Short Entries), by Roentgen (part 52): "Daria woke up. She looked at the clock, and performed some arithmetic. She had slept for a total of eight hours. God, I thought I'd have slept for days after coming back from Mexico."

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Jake's not so thrilled about National Pasta Day, but who could blame him? Perhaps he'd be better off with a simple frozen lasagna. It's also possible that he's celebrating Wear Something Gaudy Day, although I would think the holiday refers to clothing rather than food. We'll have to let the Fashion Club make the call on that one!

Finally, happy birthday to Mike Judge, born on this day in 1962. Without Mike Judge, there would be no Beavis and Butt-Head, and without Beavis and Butt-Head there would be no Daria. So I guess it's like of like he's Daria's grandfather? Or maybe not.

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Watch Your Step!

Daria forgot her white cane for White Cane Safety Day, but fortunately she has a seeing-eye Jane as a backup. Or she could try just wearing her damn glasses.

Today is also National Grouch Day, which also suits Daria pretty well. It could also apply to Mr. DeMartino, Michele Landon, Mad Dog Morgendorffer...and pretty much half the cast of Daria, when you really think about it.

Fanfic Update!
  • An Annoying Paradise, by Resop (part 2): "Daria and Nichijo breath heavily at the bus stop. 'Why did we run for three bus stops when we could have just took the first one?'"

  • Dammit Daria, by SexshiTiTePaNtZ (part 8): "'Thats the last one for this haul Max.' Nick shouted from the driver's seat of the Tank. The black van guzzled like a drunken tiger when Nick playfully floored the gas pedal, 'Come on Trent get in!'"

  • David M., by ST91 (part 1): "A blue Lexus crossed through the streets of Lawndale to the local high school. Driving was Jake Morgendorffer, father of David and John Morgendorffer, his two 16 and 15 year old sons."

  • Harry Potter Morgendorffer, by Meester_Lee (part 11): "The end of October already? Helen went through her day planner. She used paper; she suspected that she'd continue to use paper throughout her career. She worked for the Goblins and magic interfered with electronics."

  • How cliche could you get?, by starwater09 (part 3): "'I...have to go.' Was all she managed to say as she picked up her things and jetted out of the cafĂ© before Kevin could say anything else."

  • Jodie's Interview (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: 600 Years Afterward.....), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'You know I didn't really mind that Senator DeWitt-Clinton liked my porno.' Jodie explained to the reporter, 'But what pisses me off is that he didn't pay for it. He just watched it on a free site. It takes a lot of hard work to make quality content for sale, and it really eats into my paycheck to have it stolen by online pirates. I've got bills too you know?'"

  • A Night In, by Zetor (COMPLETE!): "'Momma Quinn, Momma Quinn,' Lacey called insistently, her small hands shaking her mother awake from where she stood at the side of the bed."

  • Quinn, Episode 7: Intervention, by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "We see Jake at the stove working on another experimental dish. We see tentacles hang over the edge of the pot that he is stirring. At this moment, Quinn comes in. She sees what her father is doing and scrunches her nose in disgust." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Quinn, Episode 8: Quinn's Addition, by WildDogJJ (parts 1 and 2): "Ms. Barch is giving a lecture on mating habits in the animal kingdom. Ms. Barch: So, class, while most non-animal life forms reproduce asexually most of the animal kingdom engages in sexual reproduction." (Part 2)

  • Standstill, by Princess_Pasta (part 15): "Daria slowly padded her way over to the shower, turning it on full blast. She stood back and watched as the room slowly became shrouded in steam before she climbed in."

  • Unnamed story (LLH - Short Entries), by Roentgen (part 51): "Without power and in the darkness of night, the helmet lights of the rescuers in their orange suits provided most of the illumination, save for one lone electric generator connected to a very powerful light poking its finger in the night sky."

Friday, October 13, 2017


Jane and Daria are just a little bit nervous about Friday the 13th, but they should really know better than to give in to superstition. After all, today is also International Skeptics Day! Still, if I had to attend a school run by Ms. Li and interact with students like Kevin and Upchuck, I might feel a certain amount of dread about every weekday--so maybe their fear doesn't have anything to do with the date.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Party On and Get Out of the Closet!

Although today is It's My Party Day, I seriously doubt that Daria's willing to claim the party as her own. Any party of Daria's would clearly be a party of one, and even that might be too crowded for her taste.

Today is also National Coming Out Day, so if any Daria characters would like to confirm their place in fanon by revealing a previously-unknown sexuality, this would be the appropriate time. If you go by fanfic, that potentially includes every single character. Every. Single. One.

Fanfic Update!
  • Decisions, by elainefr (part 18): "Daria impatiently looked through the candy bars trying to find the one that just had to have."

  • Fates Entwined, by Deep Metal (part 9): "'Hey Daria,' Jane said on the phone. 'What's going on?' asked Daria. 'I'm not too shabby,' Jane replied. 'Things are getting pretty interesting between Eric and I.'"

  • Quinn, Episode 6: Sappy Holidays, by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "We see Mr. O'Neil in a crazy costume. In a lame attempt at political correctness he is wearing a stereotypical African robe (Kwanza), a fake white beard (Christmas) and a yamulka (Chaunakah). His attempt at multi-culturalism is a testament to his cluelessness." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Unnamed story (LLH - Short Entries), by Roentgen (parts 49 and 50): "Daria - "M" - wore her psionic regulator. She hated the thing, but she realized that she'd have to wear it if the Legion were going to make their incognito rescue mission a success." (Part 50)

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: 600 Years Afterward.....), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "All, my board is thinking of firing me. All I'm asking is to let me take the Mel Gibson option - let me get into heavy therapy and counseling, whether it be in a facility or somewhere else. A good twelve-step program."

Monday, October 9, 2017

What Rhymes with "Fire"?

Trent's all set for Fire Prevention Day, although I think Jane would be fine with just following the family rule about not starting fire in rooms without fireplaces. Trent should probably stop by the Morgendorffer house, though, just in case Jake's trying to set a roll of paper towels on fire again. Unfortunately, I'm sure Trent will either get distracted by some song lyrics or fall asleep before he does anything useful.

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Thrift Sales and Card Making? It's the Cheapest Holiday Ever!

It's time to head to the flea market for International Frugal Fun Day, although if Upchuck is there I think a lot of the fun is going to be absent. It could be a good opportunity to pick up a new Annette Funicello album, though!

Today is also World Card Making Day, and for once I think we've found a holiday that wasn't invented by greeting card companies. Stacy will still probably be giving her cards away for free, though.

Fanfic Update!
  • Burned Out, by Wrabbit75 (part 9): "Sitting on her bed as she looked down at the lyrics she had written in her notebook, Jennifer snorted in disgust. It's all just crap! She thought to herself as she paged through the assorted works."

  • Crime Scene (Iron Chef : Total Recall), by JPAGC (part 1): "Detective inspector Tommy Sherman had long ago concluded that all crime scenes are bad, and he had never encoutered a colleague who would not agree. But this really takes the cake."

  • Harry Potter Morgendorffer, by Meester_Lee (parts 9 and 10): "There was little to do until Petunia Dursley returned. Professors Dumbledore and McGonagall did regale them with stories about Lily and James Potter from their school days." (Part 10)

  • Quinn Episode 4: Beauty Quinn, by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "We see Stacy and Upchuck, who were just caught making out by Quinn, shake nervously while Quinn stares in total shock and disbelief. Quinn: OHMYGOD!!!! Upchuck...your...hand...on her ass....Stacy.....arms around him.....kissing...with tongue.....EWWWWW!"

  • Quinn Episode 5: When Fashionistas Attack, by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "We see Quinn at her desk studying for a test. Camera zooms in to reveal a somewhat frustrated look on her face. Quinn: (Thought VO) Leave it to Mr. DeMartino to schedule a test on Monday." (Part 2) (Part 3)

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Beats Dying in an Influenza Epidemic

Do you think Mr. DeMartino is happy that today is World Teacher's Day? Well, look at that face and then you tell me how he feels.

It might make him feel better to know that today is also Do Something Nice Day...except that sounds like the kind of holiday Mr. O'Neill would come up with.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Mr. Green Jeans Better Watch Out

Brittany has extra bouncity-bounce today for the anniversary of Captain Kangaroo's premiere in 1955. It seems like a fitting match, considering a children's show is probably the most complicated thing Brittany's capable of following.

Fanfic Update!
  • Harry Potter Morgendorffer, by Meester_Lee (part 8): "It was still light outside. Once the woman stood up, Helen frowned. The woman had a horsey face and a long neck. Her hair didn't match, either."

  • Lawndale Wendigos (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: 600 Years Afterward.....), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'So Daria?' Jane asked while wiping the blood off her face, 'How do you feel with your new dark powers?' 'uh...' Daria breathed while giving a thousand-yard-stare at the pile of corpses in front of them, 'I feel pretty good... I feel like I'm... invincible rather than invisible, you know?'"

  • Quinn Episode 4: Beauty Quinn, by WildDogJJ (parts 1 and 2): "We see freshman Sam Griffin seated at one of the computers. He is alone and stares intently at the screen. We don't see what he is looking at but we hear... Male Voice: (coming from computer) Ugh...Ugh...you...like...that...Ugh...Ugh...dontcha...." (Part 2)

  • Stargate Delicately Balanced Daria, by Meester_Lee (part 3d): "Daria had no idea as to where she should go or what she should be expected to do after she left the Quesnir's sick bay. 'So what now?' she said. 'Now we wait,' said Lieutenant Poole."

Sunday, October 1, 2017

You Can't Get Old Without Birthdays!

Quinn is living one of her worst nightmares for International Day of Older Persons, but the good news is that she's got a geriatric Joey, Jeffy, and Jamie to carry her dentures and turn Wheel of Fortune on for her. I'd also kind of love seeing Quinn and Sandi as senior citizens in the nursing home, sniping back and forth and critiquing the other old folks' clothes.

Also, happy birthday to Sarah Drew, who voiced Stacy Rowe and was born on this day in 1980. Instead of cake, I'll offer some birthday cookies in honor of National Homemade Cookies Day. Don't worry; they aren't shaped like hearts.

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