Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Ready For Some Mischief?

Halloween's big day is actually tomorrow, but she's happy to celebrate Mischief Night in the meantime. All she needs is some toilet paper, eggs, and someone who can drive. Oh, and possibly bail money. Just remember that if you decide to take all the toilet paper to TP anyone's house, please leave one roll for Jake. He really didn't appreciate it the last time.

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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Mmm...Chocolate Fuzzy Wuzzy Wee Bits!

Mrs. Bennett will be right with you, as soon as she's done observing Plush Animal Lover's Day. We can have her attention back once she's appreciated every single Fuzzy Wuzzy Wee Bit in the store, which means we'd really be better off just moving on without her.

Speaking of grown women with unhealthy obsessions, today is also National Chocolate Day and--what? Oh, right, of course I was referring to Mrs. Johanssen. Not myself. Hey, is that unauthorized chocolate over there? Be right back.

Fanfic Update!
  • An Annoying Truth (Life After Thirty), by WildDogJJ (part 1): "A black Lincoln Continental pulls into the driveway. Jake Morgendorffer emerges. At sixty-eight he now looks like he did in the future secene at the end of 'Write Where It Hurts', except that he still has some brown locks among the gray hair. As he approaches the house he has a thought."

  • Barb Wire (Daria and the Gang Thread II), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "'So, anyway,' Quinn said. 'I was waiting in line behind Skyler at Starbucks. He got, like, I don't know, a vente, and I got an expresso, and I was - !' ' - wait a minute,' Sandi said. 'What was that you got?'"

  • Daria's Great Adventure, by dmsfanman (part 12): "Commander Ramirez walked into the library and sat down in a chair across from Daria. In an already tired voice she said, 'Daria, as much as I hate to say it you are about to become the first Martian war reporter.'"

  • Erin Chambers, by OzFerret (part 10): "It was Saturday morning and Erin was out at bed early. All of her clothes, even the loathsome skirt, were laid on the bed or hung from every possible hook. Erin nibbled on toast while she combined outfits in her mind."

  • Esteem Loudly (Iron Chef: Lisa Loud or Daria Morgendorffer?), by EntrancedCat (part 1): "I watched Dad's head swivel and bob as he navigated the boat of our massive new SUV through the still unfamiliar streets of Lawndale, MD. I had mixed hopes and desires that he and his passengers were headed in the right direction or that he would give up and we could all go home for another day."

  • Evil Deed Blues, by CaffeineAddict94 (part 4): "No matter how many years passed, stepping foot inside a principal's office still filled her with dread."

  • Flight, by Princess_Pasta (part 2): "Lawndale High was every bit as terrible as Daria predicted. Fifteen minutes into new student orientation and she already wanted to gouge her eyes out."

  • Harry Potter Morgendorffer, by Meester_Lee (part 32): "'This is not what I had in mind for my life,' she said. 'I don't want to be a witch.' 'Sweetie, I love you no matter what you are,' said Helen. She did the only thing she could think of doing, and gave her daughter a hug."

  • The Paris Commune (Daria and the Gang Thread II), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "Jake Morgendorffer drove his two daughters up to the front of Lawndale High School. 'Just be glad your mother isn't with us in this car,' Jake said."

  • Second Chance for Love, by David Falkayn (part 29): "'Girls?' Helen called up to her daughters currently in the living room, 'Could you come into the kitchen for a moment? Your father and I would like to talk to you.'"

  • Superiors, by ST91 (part 19): "Daria climbed the stairs very quickly ... yet her brain was running faster than her. She was looking for a possible explanation for what happened but she couldn't find one. So she thought of a story that might seem plausible."

  • Unnamed story (LLH Short Entries #2), by Roentgen (part 153): "Tom Sloane waited impatiently for the elevator to take him up to Sandi Griffin's office. He knew he needed to update her on QMS Manufacturing and the newest sticky wicket. Joan had told him that his was something that could be handled but even so - 'when in doubt, elevate'."

Friday, October 26, 2018

Dawn is the Newest Spice Girl, Pumpkin Spice

Although not given a prominent role on the show, Dawn is helping us all to celebrate National Pumpkin Day! In fact, I think she gets more screen time as an alter ego than she ever did as an actual Daria character. Still, serving as a round orange vegetable makes up for it, right?

If pumpkins aren't spooky enough for your Halloween season, then you might prefer to celebrate Frankenstein Friday instead. Just remember two important facts: Frankenstein was the name of the scientist, not the monster; and no one likes a pedant.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The Hero Lawndale Deserves

Jane is dressed in a just-different-enough-to-avoid-a-lawsuit version of the Batman outfit in honor of late comic book writer Bob Kane's birth on this day in 1915. She did say she wanted to be a bat, although she seemed more interested in sleeping upside-down and spreading rabies than in fighting crime. Still, she's finally getting her wish!

Today is also Food Day, so celebrate by eating food if you weren't planning to do that already. If you need some inspiration, this also happens to be National Bologna Day, so help yourself to some questionable meat-like product if you aren't too particular about what goes into your digestive system.

Fanfic Update!
  • Anniversary, by Rémi (COMPLETE!): "Evening. Dr. Calan's appartement. Dr. Calan and Quinn are coming in. Dr. Calan is carrying several bags. Quinn looks approximately six months pregnant."

  • Bobbie Caller, by Meester_Lee (part 5): "Daria didn't see Bobbie again until Monday. She missed home room, although she did hand a permission slip to Mr. De Martino just as the students were leaving for their classes. Daria didn't have a chance to talk with Bobbie until after French class."

  • Dammit Daria, by SexshiTiTePaNtZ (part 10): "'I can't keep my hands off you.' Jane said as she lurched for Daria. The petite brunette lay under her, belly-side-down, like a piece of buttery toast."

  • Daria Drinks in China, by Smijey (COMPLETE!): "'More fucking beer!' Daria demanded, slamming a fist down on the table she and Jane shared at the bar."

  • Erin Chambers, by OzFerret (part 9): "Arriving at work on Monday morning, Erin had not taken her coat off before Anne pounced. 'How did it go?' Anne asked,' Was he dreamy?' Erin smirked. 'Do you mean before the marriage proposal or after? Because they were very different experiences'"

  • Evil Deed Blues, by Princess_Pasta (part 3): "Blinding sunlight filtered in through the gaps in Monique's blinds and roused her from a fitful sleep. Her dreams were plagued by visions of faceless monsters and endless mazes, not the most refreshing way to spend the night."

  • Fates Entwined, by Deep Metal (part 22): "For miles and miles they had traveled, based on nothing more than the printed directions Daria had gotten for the trip back when she was still in Lawndale."

  • Flight, by Princess_Pasta (part 1): "Stacy Rowe was born scared. Okay, that was probably a major exaggeration on her part but, for as long as she could remember, she'd been seized by an overwhelming sense of dread."

  • Hell-oween (Life After Thirty), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "Quinn and Jim are getting ready for bed. Jim is sitting up in bed and looks really distraught, which Quinn notices. 'Jim, honey, what's wrong?'" (Part 3) (Part 4)

  • Metamorphoses, by Rémi (COMPLETE!): "Dr. Calan's office. Quinn and Dr. Calan are talking. Dr. Calan (benevolent) : How are things, my sweet Quinn ? I hope your parents aren't too harsh with you."

  • The Montana Cabin Fund is going to LIT!!! (Iron Chef: MegaMillions), by DIsaac (COMPLETE!): "JANE: It's WHUB 98.5 and This must be Daria and Jane! I'm Jane and Why does your name come first? DARIA: This is Daria and I think it's Branding? Hell if I know? But we have some important stuff we need to talk about."

  • The Turn Around, by Silberias (COMPLETE!): "Trent knew he had to take care of his baby sister—no one else in his family was going to do it, and Daria had left for college. Sure, she'd be back, and Janey had taken care of herself just fine before Daria Morgendorffer, but this was something big."

  • Unnamed story (LLH Short Entries #2), by Roentgen (part 152): "Mack drove up to the Bel Air home of producer Nicholas Leppner and award-winning actress Jennifer Collins. The plan was that he would meet Carter's parents and have dinner."

Monday, October 22, 2018

Munch the Nutty Nutty?

I think Daria and Jane should scale back their National Nut Day celebrations a little. They're getting just a tiny bit carried away. Of course, if Trent sees them then his brain really will get hijacked by peanuts.

Then again, it's possible that this is just an LSD-induced hallucination, which would be appropriate because today is the anniversary of Timothy Leary's birth in 1920. I have no idea how many more Learys the Yeagers have gone through by now, but I'm convinced that any amount is too many.

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Blood? Ewwww.

Sandi has once again missed the point when it comes to vampires, as she's clearly impersonating Gary Oldman's Dracula when it's Bela Lugosi's birthday. Oh, well--it could be worse. She could be Edward Cullen.

Fanfic Update!
  • All's Fair, by Princess_Pasta (COMPLETE!): "Heavy clouds loomed overhead, an ominous start to an already unusual day. Kevin cast a wary glance skyward before he hoisted his duffel bag into the back of his Jeep." (Part 14) (Part 15)

  • Consequences, by Rémi (COMPLETE!): "Cedars of Lawndale Mental Health Unit. Visitation room. Quinn is trying to get her sister’s attention, but Daria is the living image of prostration. She stays there sitting, unmoving, her head lowered." (Part 4) (Part 5) (Part 6) (Part 7)

  • Evil Deed Blues, by Princess_Pasta (parts 1 and 2): "What started as a trip to rekindle an old flame came to a grinding halt when Trent Lane found himself face to face with his son for the first time." (Part 2)

  • Hell-oween (Life After Thirty), by WildDogJJ (part 1): "The trees are now a wonderful collage of red, brown, orange and yellow which, combined with all of the Halloween decorations, let's us know it's fall. In the garage of Casa Carbone Kevin is lying dead on the floor while Jim draws a chalk line around him."

  • Jay Lane Chapter 2, by ST91 (part 1): "Art class. The only subject where Jay was the king. No one was better than him at drawing, whatever the medium was. It could not be otherwise since he was born and raised in a family of artists."

  • Loathe Thy Neighbor (Life After Thirty), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "Jim, Chuck, Mack and Kevin are in the driveway drinking beer. Kevin is also smoking a cigarette. They see a trailer truck come down Bealer Street." (Part 2) (Part 3)

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Or Is He Finally Growing that Goatee?

Jake hasn't gotten the memo that today is No Beard Day, or else this is just his weird way of sticking it to The Man. And by "The Man," I mean whoever came up with this holiday. Probably not greeting card companies, unless I've just missed all the No Beard Day cards. Maybe razor blade companies?

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

When Is Glass Ceiling Day?

"Helen! Helen! Did you know that today is Boss's Day? I forgot to call and remind you to get me a greeting card!"

Of course, as far as Marianne's concerned every day is Boss's Day. I hope one day is Quit This Lousy Job Day for her, because no one deserves that much crap.

Fanfic Update!
  • Allowance, by Rémi (COMPLETE!): "A twelve years old Daria is walking alone in the street, carrying her schoolbag on her back. Her attention is attracted by the storefront of a bookshop. She stops in her track and stares longingly at the exposed books."

  • All's Fair, by Princess_Pasta (part 12): "Casa Lane hadn't changed one bit. With everything else in her life going haywire, it was nice to know that some things stayed consistent. The discordant sounds of a Mystik Spiral practice session were filtering out from the basement, forcing the pair to retreat upstairs."

  • Consequences, by Rémi (parts 1 and 2): "Lawndale High. The three members of the Cooking Club are eating together. Jane (looking at her plate with disgust) : You know, the food from the cafeteria was bad enough before I had good and healthy food to compare it with." (Part 2)

  • Daria's esteemsters, by EntrancedCat (COMPLETE!): "I wasn't really worried about being late for the self-esteem class which the so-called school counselor pseudo-shrink condemned me to until I considered that being late might be considered a sign of low self-esteem and condemn me for a longer sentence in whatever purgatory 'teen self-esteem class' was a euphemism for in Lawndale High's jargon."

  • Daria's Great Adventure, by dmsfanman (part 11): "Commander Ramirez looked over the map shown on the glass top video table. The map was a highly detailed image of everything within 100 km (62 miles)."

  • Erin Chambers, by OzFerret (part 8): "The Murdered Crab was a new seafood restaurant on the edge of Boston's tourist area. Located on a corner it had an excellent view of the City sky line and a mediocre view at the harbour."

  • Harry Potter Morgendorffer, by Meester_Lee (part 31): "Helen and Daria made the drive from Ruskin to San Antonio a week or so later. The traffic from Ruskin to I-35 wasn't that bad, nor was I-35; since Ruskin was south and not north of Austin. The traffic around San Antonio began to intensify just north of Selma. Helen took US 281 south of Interstate 410 and soon was in Alamo Heights."

  • Sour Keys, by booboothefoolish (COMPLETE!): "'Oh God damn it .” was the first thing Daria said when she looked at the little white stick with it's two red bars."

  • Tony Carbone Rides Again (Life After Thirty), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "Timmy and Tommy's rooms are directly across the hallway from each other. As the boys sit in their rooms Jim scolds them."

  • The Wrath of Con, by Lady Evil (part 23): "'You have a fetish.' Danny said as he brushed spirit gum on his brother's forehead. 'I do not.' said Jesse, sitting in a kitchen chair as his brother applied an artificial forehead."

Sunday, October 14, 2018

The Bald Criminale

I'm not sure if Max is excited because he just became a junior deputy or because it's Be Bald and Free Day. Max is the only bald character on Daria I can think of offhand, but if anyone knows of another then please share in the comments. Of course, just because a character seems to have hair doesn't mean said hair is real....

In tastier news, today is also National Dessert Day. Quinn's whipping up another layer cake for Kevin, while Mrs. Johanssen is going to have (what else?) chocolate. Mack will probably swing by with the ice cream truck later.

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Meanwhile, Trent's Still Getting Paid NOT to Grow Crops

Today is Old Farmer's Day, and I think Helen would take exception to the "old" part of that. After all, she's only forty tw--four!

If she does get mad, that's appropriate too because today is also Moment of Frustration Day. Just remember that you only get one moment to be frustrated. After that, just repress your anger like everyone else! Works for Jake, right?

Fanfic Update!
  • All's Fair, by Princess_Pasta (part 11): "Birthdays were never Daria's cup of tea, especially her own. Even when she was a kid, all she wanted was to be left alone. Unfortunately, that never happened."

  • The Cooking Club, by Rémi (COMPLETE!): "Cedars of Lawndale Mental Earth Unit. Visitation room. Daria is seating on a chair with a vacant expression. Quinn comes in, carrying a bag containing tableware and several tupperware boxes." (Part 5) (Part 6)

  • Harry Potter Morgendorffer, by Meester_Lee (part 30): "'Mom,' said Daria. 'What is it, Sweetie?' said Helen. 'We need to talk,' said Daria. 'There's something I have to tell you. I think I might be a witch.'"

  • Second Chance for Love, by David Falkayn (part 28): "'Okay, Kevin...' Lowering her head and closing her eyes for a moment as she pinched her nose, Angie tried once again to get through to the quarterback. 'Let's try it this way...'"

  • Tony Carbone Rides Again (Life After Thirty), by WildDogJJ (parts 1 and 2): "The whole household is in the living room. Quinn, Tommy and Timmy are watching TV while Teddy is reading 'War And Peace' and Jim is on the phone." (Part 2)

  • You Want It Darker (formerly Prometheus/Lingchi), by LongSnakeMoan (part 4): "By the time Daria had arrived she'd felt if not better than at least not as bad as it had been. The picture had been locked away, carefully put back into the drawer and covered in scraps of fabric to protect it."

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Don't Get Mental This Morning!

The fine people at Quiet Ivy want everyone to know that today is World Mental Health Day, so today would be a good day to have a check-up or get some other mental wellness support. Not at Quiet Ivy, though. That place sucks. I wouldn't recommend talking to Ms. Manson or Mr. O'Neill, either, which leaves you with...I don't know. Maybe a nice hike with Mr. DeMartino to calm your nerves? Just don't get him started on his job, okay?

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Monday, October 8, 2018

THAT'S Not a Guitar Player!

Everyone wish both a happy birthday and a g'day to Crocodile Dundee actor Paul Hogan, who was born on this day in 1939. Jesse actually looks pretty comfortable in this role, which makes you wonder what he's up to when he isn't performing with the Spiral. Anyone want to write that crossover fanfic?

Fanfic Update!
  • An Annoying Paradise - Daria, by Resop (part 11): "Jane shows up at Daria's lunch table, already overflowing with the other intermediate and remedial trainees. 'Any room?' 'Aren't you sitting with the fine arts folks?' 'I don't want to punch out Brittany. That Jezebel gave my Tomu chocolate.'"

  • The Cooking Club, by Rémi (parts 1 - 3): "Morgendorffer house. Evening. Quinn is studying in her room when her mother comes in. Helen : Can I have a word with you sweetie?" (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Harry Potter Morgendorffer, by Meester_Lee (part 29): "Daria Morgendorffer didn't do many sleep-overs. She wasn't that popular with her peers: most kids thought that she was weird."

  • Jim's Secret Shame (Life After Thirty), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "The three boys have been sent to their rooms, allowing Quinn and Jim to talk about this frankly and openly. Jim is in a state of panic." (Part 3)

  • Unnamed story (LLH Short Entries #2), by Roentgen (part 151): "Daria walked up the steps to the Baeza Museum at the USAES campus. The Museum was part of the 'Old Campus' and was a storage location for mystical items and objects, some of which were available for public display."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes that should be: Pacific Rimmers), by Szcz (COMPLETE!): "Ted noticed the girl at a New-York bar. She wore was a bit anachronistic. It was '40 style female office clothes, coloured with the tints of grey. Women used them to look stronger and more male like many years ago. A dark brown fedora laid at the bar next to her."

Saturday, October 6, 2018

A Very Merry Unbirthday to Kevin!

You know, it might make sense for Kevin to be as crazy as the Mad Hatter, but I'm afraid he's only dressed that way because today is Mad Hatter Day. During the other 364 days of the year, he's just dumb.

This is also World Card Making Day, but don't make Stacy's mistake and give your poems away for free!

Finally, because this is National Noodle Day, here's an extra warning not to let the penne a la pesto oxidize. Or let it get dumped on your head, for that matter.

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

"Yeah." "Cool." "Fore."

Never mind the slim likelihood that Jesse would be an avid golfer, National Golf Lover's Day or not. Let's talk about the complete impossibility that the boy who hates shirts would ever wear an outfit like that. I think I can hear the Fashion Club screaming in terror already.

Today is also the anniversary of Daria's appearance on Drawn Together in 2007, but in Daria fandom we don't talk about that. We just don't.

Fanfic Update!
  • All's Fair, by Princess_Pasta (part 10): "Halloween for Kevin typically meant bloody slasher flicks and gorging himself on candy until he passed out from a sugar coma. This year, he was doing something markedly different."

  • Don't Go Clubbing Without Protection, by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "Sandi looked at the tiny, violet-hued caplet, clear and filled with bronze flecks, that Jodie placed in the palm of her hand. 'And this is safe - right?'"

  • The Great Regression (Life After Thirty), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "Quinn, Teddy, Daria, Jane and Lindy are on the sidewalk watching a procession. The leader of this procession is a short man with gray hair and glasses. He's the grand marshal of the event."

  • Jim's Secret Shame (Life After Thirty), by WildDogJJ (part 1): "Jim and Quinn are in the living room with Chuck and Stacy. They're relaxing and drinking some wine. On the coffee table is a jar full of small cards and a large stack of index cards. Stacy said 'Thanks for having us over.'"

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Does She Do Windows?

Sandi's doing her best for National Custodial Worker Day, but I really don't think that's a practical uniform for the job. In fact, it could be disastrous if Upchuck sees her dressed like that--he'll either refuse to leave her alone or (if we're lucky) faint on the spot.

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