Wednesday, February 28, 2018

On the Bright Side, Mr. D is About to Get Some Serious Cash Under His Pillow

Mr. DeMartino has clearly had better National Tooth Fairy Days, and I don't think Mr. O'Neill is really dressed for the part, anyway. Still, I'd rather deal with him than the other candidate for the job, Metalmouth.

Today is also Public Sleeping Day, which is every day for Trent if he happens to leave the house. Has anyone ever checked that guy out for narcolepsy?

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Monday, February 26, 2018

"My career as a neck model is OVER!"

It's one of Quinn's least favorite holidays, World Pistachio Day! Although since technically it's the dye she's allergic to, she shouldn't blame the entire nut for her distress. The rest of you can munch the nutty nutty all day long if you want!

Today is also Tell a Fairy Tale Day, and the Gupty kids are waiting eagerly for a fresh tale of gore from Daria and Jane. Perhaps Quinn will gather them around a fire to tell them about Cinderella's clunky silver and gold sequins.

Finally, today is the anniversary of the episode "Sappy Anniversary," which aired on this day in 2001. Daria and Tom eating Quinn's chocolates might not count as a fairy tale, but they did live happily ever after. Oh, wait. They didn't.

The DFA winners are in! See the results linked here.

Fanfic Update!
  • An Annoying Paradise - Daria, by Resop (part 5): "Daria and Jane stand in front of their lockers. Minamo runs up to them. 'Daria-senpai! Big trouble!'"

  • The fairy Quinn, by Rémi (part 2): "A kid Daria is reading in the Morgendorffer living room, trying very hard to ignore a toddler Quinn, who is playing under a Christmas tree with a Santa Claus toy."

  • The Glorious Return, by A_Big_Old_Skeleton (COMPLETE!): "Daria is not good with feelings. This is a law of the universe, written in stone: for Daria, the part where people learn to deal with their feelings never happened."

  • How cliche could you get?, by starwater09 (part 9): "'I'm telling you Jodie tha-that....temptress must have my Kevie Brainwashed!' Brittney squeals in this may not noticing that her longtime Lawndale friend was rolling her eye at her as she got her house ready for the semi reunion party for their classmates."

  • On The Road, by elainefr (part 46): "I should have let you leave, he thought looking at her sleeping form. Nick extricated himself from the bed and put his clothes on as quickly as possible."

  • Salmon (IC: Random Pairing Challenge 2018), by Cap (part ): "Jeff Altenburg quickly ducked into Bufflehead Bay a restaurant that sat near Lawndale's marina escaping the cold driving rain. He was ambivalent about the luncheon date."

  • Skeletons, by CaffeineAddict94 (part 6): "Walking back into her old room was surreal. The surroundings were distinctly different but she could still feel the remnants of the past underneath."

  • The Spiral Path (Quinn, Season 3), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "Quinn is in her office with her assistant, Erin Chambers. She's fuming about the night before. ' I had to go through the shame of telling my current boyfriend that while I was getting over my ex I got drunk one night and had sex with Trent. It was sooo humiliating.'" (Part 3)

Saturday, February 24, 2018

But Where's the Salsa?

Brittany and Kevin are all set for National Tortilla Chip Day, and you have your choice between flat or ridgy ones! Just don't get them all mixed up, okay?

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Through a Lens Darkly," which aired on this day in 1999. There weren't any tortilla chips in that one, but judging from her reaction Daria's contact lenses probably felt more ridgy than flat when she first tried putting them in.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Wooden Teeth, Wooden Head

Kevin is pleased to portray America's first QB--I mean, president--on George Washington's birthday. Brittany may not approve, because all she knows about the man is that he wasn't very focused. Then again, neither is Kevin, so I suppose it's a perfect match! Unfortunately for both Brittany and Kevin, today is also World Thinking Day, and I don't think they could come up with a single thought between the two of them.

Last chance to vote in the Daria Fanworks Awards! The deadline is almost upon us, so vote if you haven't already.

Fanfic Update!
  • Art Born (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: The Saga Goes On), by JoeMerl (COMPLETE!): "'Here's the plan,' Jane said. 'There's an invoice book behind the counter that should tell us who bought my last painting. But, you'll have to distract Gary while I'm grabbing.'"

  • Eggman's Estimation (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: The Saga Goes On), by Walter Kovacs (part 3): "The first class that Daria actually remembered was history. The 'teacher', if he could be called that and not an insane asylum escapee, one Anthony DeMartino was shouting every fourth to seventh word, accompanied by one of his eyes bulging."

  • Fresh Start (IC: Random Pairing Challenge 2018), by Princess_Pasta (COMPLETE!): "It wasn't everyday that Jamie White found himself on a date with someone twice his age. He was never fond of dating apps but desperation drove him to great lengths."

  • The Karate Quinn (Quinn, Season 3), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "Quinn and Jim are having dinner with Jake and Helen. For once, Jake managed to cook something that wasn't a disgusting concoction." (Part 3)

  • The New Partner (IC: Random Pairing Challenge 2018), by Jim North (COMPLETE!): "Helen turned to her left, and there was no one there. Rubbing the dregs of a mostly-sleepless night out of her eyes, she threw the covers back, slid her feet off onto the floor, and cursed herself - not for the first time - for a fool."

  • The Spiral Path (Quinn, Season 3), by WildDogJJ (part 1): "In the basement of the run down house that they call home Mystic Spiral are practicing for an upcoming gig. They play the following song... 'Pain and stirfe Twist the knife It falls apart End my life'"

  • Unnamed story (LLH Short Entries : Thread #2), by Roentgen (part 104): "Jane Lane walked on air. She could have walked on air literally for any number of reasons, but she had more than enough reason to smile."

  • The Wrong Sort (IC: Random Pairing Challenge 2018), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Another dull day, another society social, with it being summer and one Elsie Sloane on break from Bromwell, she found herself stuck with the rigorous schedule as set by her parents and all the baggage that came with being a Sloane."

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Down, Boy!

Helen isn't quite feeling Love Your Pet Day, but since Leary isn't her pet I suppose she gets a pass. It makes you wonder--if Helen were to get a pet, which kind would she want? I would bet something really low maintenance like a goldfish. Or maybe a pet rock.

Happy birthday to Daria voice actor Amy Bennett, who was born on this day in 1975! In addition to sharing a first name with one of the coolest characters on the show, she voiced Mrs. Johansen and Mrs. Bennett.

Time is running out to vote in the Daria Fanworks Awards! Please use the ballots in the linked post to send your votes in soon.

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Wine? Why not?

If I hadn't messed up and forgotten to post this yesterday, I would have been on time to join Jane and Alison for National Drink Wine Day. Still, I hope Jane remembered to turn Alison down when she offered to show her some pastels.

There's still plenty of time to vote in the Daria Fanworks Awards if you haven't done so yet!

Fanfic Update!
  • About A Girl, by tafka (COMPLETE!): "Quinn stood by the lockers, addressing the pasty blonde. His sandy hair fell in waves to his smooth, heart-shaped jawline. His shirts were layered – almost, but not quite, trendy enough. And his soft voice had a soothing tone that exuded reliability."

  • Daria Ravenclaw: Highland Years, by Meester_Lee (parts 30 and 31): "Her dad put on the brakes short of the next intersection, and Daria watched the schoolchildren and teachers crossing the street in a churning whirlpool and fright and consternation." (Part 31)

  • The fairy Quinn, by Rémi (part 1): "Our story begins in a pink baby room. Toys and plushies are everywhere. At the middle of the room stands a crib, and several cutesy decorations shaped like birds and butterflies hang from the celling."

  • The Karate Quinn (Quinn, Season 3), by WildDogJJ (part 1): "Quinn and Stacy are having lunch together and catching up. Quinn said ' now Jim's all worried about my safety. It'd be sweet if it weren't so annoying.'"

  • Meetings, by Princess_Pasta (parts 1 and 2): "He didn't expect to see Sandi Griffin that night. He caught a glimpse of her as he was making his way into the kitchen, colored string lights casting patterns of red and blue over her face." (Part 2)

  • Obssession (Quinn, Season 3), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "It's an overcast Friday afternoon in Lawndale and Quinn is in her car driving home from work. She has just one thought: I can't believe some of those clients. Who in their right mind thinks edible tobacco is a marketable idea?" (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Unnamed story (LLH Short Entries : Thread #2), by Roentgen (parts 102 and 103): "The Legionnaires had a choice of evils. The first of those was sweat and pain. The second of those was the orange dust of the quarry that painted every scrap of cloth that came into contact with it." (Part 103)

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: The Saga Goes On), by Jim North (COMPLETE!): "'So you . . . doooooon't want to sign the union agreement?' Angela glared at Tony for a moment, then burst into uncontrollable laughter."

Friday, February 16, 2018

Brunch Like an Egyptian

Jake's doing some amateur archaeology as he tries to emulate Howard Carter, who entered King Tutankhamun's tomb on this day in 1923. I think he's finding less treasure and more sugar, but for Jake I suppose it's still a good deal.

Also on this day in 1998, the episode "Arts 'N Crass" first aired. I think my favorite moment is Helen's rare moment of awesomeness at the end. What's yours?

We're still waiting for more votes for for the Daria Fanworks Awards. Please vote if you haven't already!

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

"Everything is love, baby."

Cupid is here to remind everyone that today is Valentine's Day! If you don't have a special someone, then I'm sure Cupid will let you borrow his love taser...on second thought, better not bother. Besides, just wait until tomorrow: Half-Price Candy Day is a way more fun holiday.

If you do have a special someone, then why not take them on a romantic Ferris Wheel ride for National Ferris Wheel Day? Okay, so you might end up trapped with a sobbing Stacy for the duration of the ride, but at least you'll have the satisfaction of seeing her eyes turn that really weird shade of red, because red is a Valentine's Day color! See, it all works out!

Finally, don't forget to vote for your favorites in the Daria Fanworks Awards!

Fanfic Update!
  • Coffee, by Zetor (part 2b): "Daria hung up the phone, setting it down on the coffee table before hurrying across the room and opening the door. Taking in the sight in front of her, she immediately understood why Stacy had knocked, probably with her foot, instead of ringing the bell."

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Highland Years, by Meester_Lee (parts 28 and 29): "Cuthbert brought up his discovery after school. 'I found the game room,' he said. 'Ho-kay,' Daria said slowly." (Part 29)

  • Iron Chef: Truth or Dare, by nightbeast37 (part 3): "It only took ten seconds for Andrea to make a decision. 'Dare,' she said, nonchalantly."

  • Just Desserts, by Kristen Bealer (COMPLETE!): "'Look what I made, Kevin,' Quinn sang out as she entered the garage later that day holding a chocolate layer cake. 'No ice cream?' Daria replied with a small smirk. 'I wouldn't put up with that if I were you.'"

  • Meet the Carbones (Quinn, Season 3), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "Late afternoon on Long Island, NY sees Quinn Morgendorffer and her boyfriend, Jim Carbone, walking along the Long Island Sound. Quinn is holding her dog, Storm, on a leash while admiring the beauty of it all. Jim is very quiet, which she notices." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Unnamed story (LLH Short Entries : Thread #2), by Roentgen (parts 100 and 101): "Daria had an entire day of nothing planned and Captain Bitting had arrived to ruin it. Captain Bitting was the firearms instructor for 'Basic Firearms', a two-week long module at the Legion Academy." (Part 101)

  • Unnamed story (World's Shortest Crossover, Part XIV: The Crossover Awakens!), by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "As Jake Morgendorffer walked out in his Buxton Ridge dress uniform, he had the misfortune to be walking past a group of hippies. 'Spit! BABY KILLER!' yelled Christina L'Angelle."

Monday, February 12, 2018

Are Bubbles Supposed to Come Out of the USB Port?

Jake is thrilled to report that he's all done sprucing up his laptop for Clean Out Your Computer Day, and I really hope that soap was not involved. If it was, I predict a meltdown--both technological and emotional--in the near future.

Today is also Abraham Lincoln's Birthday, so I suppose the Holiday Island President's Day will be exchanging high fives again. Any excuse to not have to share a holiday anymore, right?

If you haven't already, please cast your votes in the Daria Fanworks Awards!

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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Rain, Rain, Go Away, Andrea Doesn't Want to Play

Andrea's ready for National Umbrella Day, although I don't see any rain. Perhaps that's just how goths maintain their pallid complexion? Or she's making use of any weapon available to keep Upchuck at bay.

Voting is open for the 2017 Daria Fanworks Awards! Find the lists of nominations and links to ballots in the thread!

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Highland Years, by Meester_Lee (part 27): "School remained tense the following day. A couple of the younger or more high-strung girls woke up and started screaming."

  • Just Desserts, by Kristen Bealer (part 3): "The three boys looked at each other warily. 'Does anyone else think this seems...girly?' Jeffy asked, worried. 'Naw,' Joey said. 'It's definitely badass. You beat the hell out of a bunch of ingredients, then torch it in the oven. Then you slice that bad boy up into pieces.'"

  • One Of Us, by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "'The thing I like best about the Legion Cafeteria is that they always have fresh fruit here.' Jaime looked up from his bowl of mixed fruit. 'They didn't put any peaches in today, though - the truck didn't make it in because of the weather.'"

  • Unnamed story (LLH Short Entries : Thread #2), by Roentgen (part 99): "'Dude,' Jamie said, 'Why do you want to talk about this? I've got, like three hours a day to do homework, shower, shave, and everything else.' Jerry Smythe ignored him."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: The Saga Goes On), by JPAGC (COMPLETE!): "Daria pushed the door open and entered the room, a fresh cup of coffee in her hand. 'Good morning...' She stopped dead on her tracks. 'Where the hell is everybody?'"

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Scout's Honor!

Ex-Girl Scout Jane probably already knows this, but today is National Girl Scout Cookie Day. You'd better pay up unless you want those adorable little thugs beating down your door!

In an interesting pint-sized battle of the sexes, today is also Boy Scout Day. Jamie, Jeffy, and Joey (or at least the 1950's fantasy versions of them) will celebrate by singing "America the Beautiful" and driving a young girl to accidentally entomb herself in a bomb shelter.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Jesse at the Bat

Jesse's a little more energetic than usual for the anniversary of Babe Ruth's birth on this day in 1895. Baseball doesn't really get a lot of attention on Daria; football takes center stage, Jake's a fan of both golf and basketball, but I can't think of a single baseball reference at any point on the show. Can anyone think of one? If so, share in the comments!

Fanfic Update!
  • Amore (LongSnakeMoan's Fluff Thread), by LongSnakeMoan (COMPLETE!): "'Hey, baby.' His voice drifted from their balcony, overflowing with greenery and the heady scent of jasmine and roses. 'Baby, come look at this.'"

  • Burned Out, by Wrabbit75 (part 10): "Jennifer smiled at Daria so carefully closing the car door, so as to not wake her parents. 'See you at school on Monday,' the blonde said with a grin. Daria held up a finger in front of her mouth as she shushed her friend. 'Shh! Yeah, I'll see you tomorrow,' she whispered."

  • Coffee, by Zetor (part 2a): "'She asked you out?' Quinn squealed; excited, happy, and very loud. Daria jerked her phone away to avoid being deafened, almost dropping the bundle of garland she was stringing along the edge of her bar."

  • Commit Ted (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: 600 Years Afterward.....), by Indigo (COMPLETE!): "'I suppose that you are going out with "him" again tonight.' Jane said pointedly as she and Daria tuned out Mr O'Neill for the last few minutes of Friday afternoon at school."

  • Cosplayed (Quinn, Season 3), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "Quinn is opening her and Jim's PO box. She gets out the mail, shuts the box and leaves. Cut to a short time later and we see Quinn at her kitchen table going through the mail." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Just Desserts, by Kristen Bealer (part 2): "'This is freaking ridiculous!' Quinn groaned later that day in the Morgendorffers' kitchen. She hadn't started mixing cake batter or even gathering supplies yet; she was still trying to find a cookbook somewhere in the house."

  • The Relaxing Power of Music (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: 600 Years Afterward.....), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "The last day of senior year was upon them, the time to wrap up your remaining finals, clean out your locker for the last time, feel a combination of anticipation-excitement-fear, get through your graduation party with family and then head to the REAL party with your former classmates, and have in mind your plans for the future, such as college, taking a gap-year, or hopping into the workforce."

  • Skeletons, by CaffeineAddict94 (part 5): "The low sound of Type O Negative filled the space around Trent as he transferred the contents of his room to heavy-duty black trashbags. He had both windows open despite the chill and yet he was still sweating."

  • A Three Hour Tour, by Jim North (parts 7 and 8): "Tony's bad eye bulged as he beheld the utter disaster that the room had been turned into." (Part 8)

  • Unnamed Story (LLH Short Entries : Thread #2), by Roentgen (part 98): "'I want to know everything about this guy,' Jamie said. 'Where he lives, what he drinks, what he eats, what he thinks about, his bae, his side piece, how rich he is, and the names of his dogs.'"

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Just When You Thought He Couldn't Get Any Creepier

Although it is Thank a Mailman Day, I'm not sure if you want to get too close to Mr. DeMartino right now. Maybe once the medication kicks in. I'm not sure today's the best day to thank a mailman anyway, considering it's Sunday.

It's not just any Sunday, though! As Kevin will condescendingly tell you, it's Super Bowl Sunday! Of course, if football isn't your thing then I'm sure Ms. Li is holding a super-secret school review meeting you could attend instead.

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Six More Weeks of Bubbles!

I don't know if the groundhog saw a shadow on Groundhog Day, but it appears that Mr. DeMartino did. I guess that means six more weeks of a Barch ass-kicking. The rest of us can turn to the forecast, rather than rodents, to check the weather.

Ted will be pleased to know that today is also Bubble Gum Day. If regular chewing gum blew his mind, just wait until he gets to try the bubble variety!

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria Ravenclaw: Highland Years, by Meester_Lee (parts 25 and 26): "School let out that day at the usual time. Still, it was obvious that things weren't usual. The sports teams that practiced after school in the athletic fields weren't outside; practice had been canceled." (Part 26)

  • Reflections, by Lady Evil (part 13): "'WAKE THE HELL UP, GREEN!' shouted Joshua. Jane gave a rather unmanly shout before trying to cover it with a cough. 'Uh, sorry, sir!' she said gruffly."

  • Unnamed story (LLH Short Entries : Thread #2), by Roentgen (parts 95 - 97): "'Daria, this is Jodie.' It was a telepathic message. 'Grr,' Daria said. 'What's wrong?'" (Part 96) (Part 97)