Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Puppies and Magic Go Great Together!

Here's a little pile of "awwww!" for National Mutt Day. I don't know for sure that Puddie-Pie, Fifi, Snuggles, and Bark are mixed breed, but I do know that they're adorable.

Today is also J. K. Rowling's birthday, and to celebrate let me offer you some Daria/Harry Potter crossovers. Enjoy!

Fanfic Update!
  • Chan's Crucible (Life After Thirty), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "Quinn, Jim and the three T's are at the kitchen table eating dinner. Jim said 'Chan lost his job today.'" (Part 3)

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Highland Years, by Meester_Lee (parts 78 - 80): "Daria was cleaning her room several days after Cuthbert and Mrs. Fink-Nottle had left Highland. It was going to be a long chore, she would not only be tidying up but also changing sheets and making her bed so she'd have someplace to sort and fold her laundry later." (Part 79) (Part 80)

  • First One Out of the Pan, by EntrancedCat (part 2): "Daria sat contentedly in the front passenger bucket seat on the drive returning to Schloss Morgendorffer that afternoon. Without embarrassment she hugged the neck of the huge unicorn plushie with its long soft black hair, twisty golden horn and silver mane, the legs of which she had splayed over her lap."

  • Happy Adversity, by Lady Evil (part 5): "Helen and Jake lay in bed one night, Helen poring over one of the many books the counselor gave her and Jake going over a Pokémon player's guide he picked up after work. 'I'm wondering if this book is really relevant.' Helen mused. 'It doesn't quite apply to our situation and the author has a pretty misty view of childhood.'"

  • No Use Playing Dumb, by MorganAW (part 3): "'I think I'm finally finding out what it's like to be a Lane,' Daria said as they walked down the hall, blissfully close to the end of the year. 'That can't be since it's only afternoon and you're already out of bed.'"

  • When The World Stood Still, by neonhomer (part 1): "'I'm not comfortable with heights.' Came Daria's voice over the phone. 'I know sweetie, but you did say you would help chaperone the trip with Jane.' Said Helen Morgendorffer, Daria's mother."

Monday, July 29, 2019

Care for Some Concentrated Protein and Starch Nutrition Squares?

Now, you'd think that Helen is serving lasagna because it's National Lasagna Day, but in reality it's just what's for dinner. Every day. No matter what. Honestly, it wouldn't surprise me to learn that the Morgendorffers eat turkey lasagna on Thanksgiving.

Meanwhile, Jane might be celebrating International Tiger Day, but hopefully not by dyeing her hair. Instead, she should do something safer and less dramatic, like getting an actual tiger as a pet.

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Saturday, July 27, 2019

"Don't call him a cowboy until you see him ride."

Just because it's National Day of the Cowboy doesn't mean you're obligated to give Travis the Annoying Cowboy a ride anywhere. Just drive away, with or without running over his suitcase. Trust me; you're better off without that kind of hassle in your life.

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Pierce Me," which aired on this day in 1998. It was one of the more shippery episodes, but don't be distracted by the cute Daria/Trent moments. The real focus of the episode should be on how Daria's belly button healed so quickly. My money's on E.T.

Fanfic Update!
  • Changing Lanes, by midnightabyss86 (part 21): "The summer passed. After each midday peak, the thick heat, once intense and oppressive in its power, mellowed, and the passions between lovers and friends cooled each night."

  • Chan's Crucible (Life After Thirty), by WildDogJJ (part 1): "Kevin, Jim, Mack and Chuck are sitting on the porch drinking beer and watching the sunset. 'So,' said Jim, 'Who do you guys like for the Superbowl this year?'"

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Highland Years, by Meester_Lee (parts 76 and 77): "School started the week after Daria and Quinn returned from the camp-out. Not that there were any ruffles and flourishes for the first day of school: there hadn't been any while Principal Strong had run James Ferguson Elementary School, and Principal Trimble chose not to have any, unless his insipid speech at a mandatory school assembly was supposed to be such." (Part 77)

  • Erin Chambers, by OzFerret (part 27): "Erin sat in her usual Monday morning seat on her usual Monday morning train, drinking her usual Monday morning coffee, yet everything felt different."

  • No Use Playing Dumb, by MorganAW (parts 1 and 2): "*Knock knock* 'Come in,' Daria said without looking up from the pages of Anna Karenena." (Part 2)

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Sew What?

Daria's having a blast celebrating Threading the Needle Day, even if the camel isn't happy about it. If you have any needles that need to be threaded, then go nuts! This holiday only comes around once a year, after all!

If you'd rather try out a new recipe, then you could celebrate Culinarians Day instead. Dibs on Kitchen Sink Stew. tongues....

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

That Trident Might Come in Handy, Too!

Apparently Mack's been given a promotion from captain of the football team to God of the Seas for Neptunalia. I suspect that the only real difference will be that Kevin starts calling him "Mackerel Daddy" instead. The good news is that now Mack can summon a shark to eat him if he wants to.

Fanfic Update!
  • The Artist and The Fashionista, by Jabe Shepherd (part 5): "'So, how did your art project go?' Stacy asked. Quinn went through her locker to search for the self portrait Jane had painted for Ms. Defoe's class; eventually, she found it. 'Wow!, that's beautiful did you paint that?' Stacy asked as she observed the painting."

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Highland Years, by Meester_Lee (parts 74 and 75): "The Morgendorffers managed to eat breakfast despite Quinn's distraction by the hummingbirds. After a while most of them gave up and went back to the Gilrays' hummingbird feeder." (Part 75)

  • Esteem Effort, by Youth of Oz (part 1): "Daria idly wondered if Lawndale High really had such a problem with depressed and low-esteem students, or if it was an arbitrary choice - just enough random teens declared unfit for the principal to justify more funding."

  • First One Out of the Pan, by EntrancedCat (part 1): "'It's like pancakes,' Quinn said to Sandi, Stacy and Tiffany as the Fashion Club members gathered at the Schloss Morgendorffer kitchen table to discuss their strategy for Cashman's Winter sale over breakfast. 'Everybody knows you never eat the first one out of the pan. You feed it to the dog.'"

  • Happy Adversity, by Lady Evil (part 4): "'You don't have to pack a lunch for me, Daria.' said Link as he ate his corn flakes. 'I'm on the free lunch program.'"

  • Kevin The Bounty Hunter (Life After Thirty), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "Jim is in the garage and has just wrapped up another car video. As he begins to put up his camera equipment his cell phone goes off. He answers."

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Monkeying Around While Quinn's Away?

I think the three Js have missed the point of the Scopes Monkey Trial, which was decided on this day in 1925. We know that Kevin will be interested, though, because he is quite clear on the fact that he likes monkeys. Especially if the monkey is Curious George.

This is also the anniversary of both "The Misery Chick" in 1997 and "Jake of Hearts" in 1999. Daria was forced to contemplate death in both, but only one of the episodes subjected her (and us) to the antics of wacky radio DJs.

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Oh, So THAT'S What the Red Stuff in the Fridge Was!

Trent's following in Lizzie Borden's (alleged) grisly footsteps in honor of the anniversary of her birth on this day in 1860. I guess Amanda found out what really happens if you hold a butterfly too tightly in your hands.

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Groped by an Angel," which aired on this day in 2000. Quinn got in touch with her spiritual side, at least so long as spirits are willing to do things for her. Pretty on-brand for Quinn, really.

Fanfic Update!
  • Am I A Grownup Yet?, by jones2000 (part 21): "Daria spotted them before Trent did, the news van parked in front of the warehouse apartments, naturally recognising her own immoral species."

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Highland Years, by Meester_Lee (part 73): "Daria awoke before dawn the next morning, the tent's air still reeking of Quinn's floral-scented shampoo. It wasn't nearly so intense as it had been in the car trip back from the hot springs the day before, but it still lingered."

  • Happy Adversity, by Lady Evil (part 3): "'No, sorry, really can't come over today.' Tom told Quinn over the phone on Sunday morning. 'See, my dad's got this really important client who's all churchy church and he's convinced him we are too. So now I have to spend a few hours in a pew trying not to go to sleep. Hope you understand.'"

  • Kevin The Bounty Hunter (Life After Thirty), by WildDogJJ (part 2): "Sandi is in the living room with her new dog, a rottweiler named rex. 'This is your new home, Rex,' she said, 'Now, let's take that muzzle off.'"

  • OrchestraTed (The Ted Zone), by Kristen Bealer (COMPLETE!): "Ted and his parents were eating a peaceful dinner together when inspiration struck."

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Hot Diggety Dog!

Kevin looks like a weiner, but that's okay because today is National Hot Dog Day. Jake's probably donated another batch of bulk-rate dogs to the school for another eating contest, but I think I'll pass. Help yourselves, though! Even if you're not hungry, it'll really gross Quinn out and that alone is worth it, isn't it?

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Monday, July 15, 2019


Jake, Helen, and Daria are sharing a tender family moment for Global Hug Your Kids Day. Meanwhile, Quinn is...well, Quinn's probably hugging her mirror somewhere.

Today is also National Gummi Worm Day, but don't touch the ones in the bowl on the counter. Jane needs them for an art project, and she'll be pissed if you eat them.

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Highland Years, by Meester_Lee (parts 71 and 72): "Despite their fatigue after a day of hiking and sight-seeing, the Morgendorffer girls still had enough energy to accompany Jake to the community campfire." (Part 72)

  • Daria's Great Adventure, by dmsfanman (part 27): "Daria was happy that she was sitting in the inflatable habitat. Tom and Shamus had taken Herman with them to start observing and recording the information about anti-gravity technology."

  • Daria vs. Terfs, by Peridaniel (part 4): "'You know, Daria,' Quinn began as she prepared herself a bowl of cereal, 'since you're under my command or whatever now, maybe you should start being more respectful of me.'"

  • The Date, by elainefr (part 14): "Okay, this is no big deal. It's just dinner with Tom- who is my boyfriend- who has wanted to spend more and more time with me- who might misread this whole thing and think that something more is supposed to happen. I'm over thinking again. It's dinner and that is all."

  • Happy Adversity, by Lady Evil (part 2): "'Couldn't we have left the squad car door ajar or at least unlocked?' Officer Wildman asked his partner as they approached the Morgendorfer's front door. 'I wouldn't mind having an excuse to work that scum over again!'"

  • Kevin The Bounty Hunter (Life After Thirty), by WildDogJJ (part 1): "Kevin is waiting in line to have his driver's license renewed. He notices the guy in front of him is wearing a dark blue cap."

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Three Part Harmony

The Three Js are one short for their quartet on Barbershop Music Appreciation Day, but even if they added one more person I doubt Quinn would be impressed by their efforts. I'd be surprised to find out even one of them could carry a tune, honestly.

Meanwhile, Daria and Jane will be enjoying National French Fries Day today. Extra points if they get cheese fries.

Finally, today is the anniversary of the episode "Fair Enough," which aired on this day in 1998. There were no fries or barbershop music at the medieval fair, but there were turkey legs and a madrigal singer. Does that count?

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Gimme an "L"! Gimme an "O"! Gimme an "N"! And so on!

Brittany's definitely the best candidate to celebrate National Cheer Up The Lonely Day with, because Daria has no interest in cheer and would much rather stay lonely. Still, if she has a new Melody Powers story ready she might stop by and see Mrs. Blaine. Anyone else wish we'd had some kind of follow-up to that? I guess that's why God gave us fanfic.

Fanfic Update!
  • Am I A Grownup Yet?, by jones2000 (part 20): "It seemed that wherever she went, Daria Morgendorffer couldn't get away from those fucking pigeons and their incessant noise."

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Highland Years, by Meester_Lee (part 70): "The campground manager's office was modest: a cabin so small that it looked more like a shed than someplace where people actually lived."

  • Daria vs. Terfs, by Peridaniel (part 3): "'Ready for day two of shameless bigotry and obnoxiousness?' Jane asked Daria as they walked into the school the next morning."

  • Getting By, by EntrancedCat (COMPLETE!): "'You look great, Jake,' Andrew Landon smiled as he straightened Jake's tie. 'You've been meeting with bankers and backers for years. Don't know why you're more nervous than me.'"

  • Happy Adversity, by Lady Evil (part 1): "Tom rang the doorbell at the Morgendorfer residence and was greeted by a very plastic looking Guy Fawkes. 'Ugh. What a creepy face.' he said. Daria lifted up the mask she was wearing. 'Aah! What an even creepier face!'"

  • Knight In Pink Shining Armor (Life After Thirty), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "A medieval themed amusement park outside Lwandale is bustling with tourists. Over the main entrance is a huge arch sign that says "Medieval World". Cut to a rear entrance with a modern gate and guard post. Jim's Camaro pulls up to the gate." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Quinn Got In The Car, by Lady Evil (COMPLETE!): "Jane and Daria were walking to Daria's house, Daria carrying her duffle bag. 'So, Trent told me to tell you,' Daria was saying. 'That Jesse didn't mean the kind of crabs you thought he meant. He meant the kind with claws that sing calypso songs to discontented mermaids and go great with garlic butter.'"

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

"Yes, grunge was wrong, but you can't blame the whole state."

Quinn is getting into that, that grunge in honor of Courtney Love's birthday. I can only imagine what Sandi would say, although the Fashion Club's willingness to attend Alternapalooza means she might not mind so much.

Today is also National Sugar Cookie Day, and Daria baked some just for you! They're shaped like hearts.

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

Chocolate and Nuts? What a Great Combination!

Anyone care for a chocolate-covered Mrs. Johannsen for Chocolate Day? I'll pass, but only because I have plenty of chocolate stashed away already. You have fun, though!

Today is also the anniversary of both "Road Worrier" in 1997 and "It Happened One Nut" in 1999. Daria sat on a peanut butter sandwich in one and dispensed nuts in the other. Someone working on the show was just nuts about nuts!

Fanfic Update!
  • Am I A Grownup Yet?, by jones2000 (part 19): "'We're going to the Hamptons.' 'We're doing what now?'"

  • Daria: A Post-Electric Play, by Roentgen (part 1): "'I'm sitting here in a railray station got a ticket for my destination...hmmm hmmm....' Poe finished sweeping the floor. Or at least she thought she had finished sweeping it. All it took was one little wind from somewhere to bring the dust right back into this run-down shack somewhere along the Mississippi."

  • Getting By, by EntrancedCat (part 11): "Kevin's mouth gaped on empty air as Tiffany broke their kiss by dropping down from tip-toes. 'What is it, babe?' Kevin asked as Tiffany turned her face from his. 'Is my Honest Abe costume beard tickling you, dollface?'"

  • Timmy The Model (Life After Thirty), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "It's late August so Quinn and Jim are at the mall with Tommy, Timmy and Teddy to do what all parents do in the waning days of summer: shop for back-to-school clothes. They are currently in the pre-teen section of Cashmans. Jim is loaded down with the latest styles for school age boys." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Truth or Dare (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: The Saga Goes On), by Shiva (part 1): "Inexplicably Daria and Jane found themselves playing Truth or Dare during a sleepover at Jane's place. The reasons for all of this are inexplicable and have no baring on canon beyond what you are willing to believe."

Friday, July 5, 2019

Is a Trip to Bikini Island In Order?

Don't let the festive beach ball or the cute swimwear fool you. Andrea is clearly not enjoying National Bikini Day...although I'll bet Upchuck is.

Speaking of Andrea, today is also the anniversary of the episode "Mart of Darkness," which aired on this day in 2000. I think we got more insight into Andrea's character in that brief exchange than we saw in the rest of the series put together!

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

But No One Will Compliment That Awful Mirror in the Girls Bathroom That Adds at Least Two Pounds!

Quinn's either celebrating Compliment Your Mirror Day or just doing what she does every morning when she sees her own reflection. I'm just glad she finally found a friend she can actually appreciate.

Fanfic Update!
  • Am I A Grownup Yet?, by jones2000 (part 18): "'Do you want to go somewhere tomorrow before you go back to Lawndale?' Trent just looked at her. 'Are you serious or just yanking me around? Coz I'm getting too old to go chasing after girls.'"

  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (part 5): "Daniel trained for more than an hour; it was the best way to shut his brain down. Then he took a quick shower. When he was done he went downstairs to see what his sister was doing. He was not surprised to find her in the kitchen intent on washing lettuce."

  • The Date, by elainefr (part 13): "Tom stood at the entrance to the Lane household poised to knock. He wasn't sure what he was going to say, but he wanted to get this thing with Trent out of the way."

  • Erin Chambers, by OzFerret (part 26): "The unzipped, borrowed jacket and the over-tight leather pulled Erin's shoulders back into a display of confidence she did not feel. She wanted to feel in control, but instead she felt like a fraud."

  • Fates Entwined, by Deep Metal (part 31): "'So, what do we have here?' Mr. Candy kicked open the door. In front of him he saw David Van Driessen at work on the camera."

  • Getting By, by EntrancedCat (parts 8 - 10): "'Okay, Chief,' Dexter and Jane's boss said to the artist Dexter. 'Get busy with the background to, let's see, Design C10, over them rental boxes there.'" (Part 9) (Part 10)

  • Quinn Got In The Car, by Lady Evil (part 11): "Daria woke to the sound of her phone buzzing. She opened her eyes and looked around. Where was she again? Oh, yeah, Jane gave her the couch in her cabin to spend the night on. Daria put on her glasses and picked up her phone. It was 11:37 am and Link had sent her a text message."

  • Quinn's last steps, by Rémi (parts 5 and 6): "A church in Lawndale. Well-dressed people are gathering for Sunday service. Quinn and Daria are coming in, wearing their usual clothes. Some people are throwing weird looks at them." (Part 6)

  • Unnamed story (LLH Short Entries #2), by Roentgen (part 189): "Yesterday, Jamie White's celebration of his unanimous election to Deputy Leader was bittersweet. More sweet than bitter."

Monday, July 1, 2019

The Sensitive Pseudo-Scotsman

I see Mr. O'Neill is celebrating International Tartan Day, which is weird because "O'Neill" is Irish, not Scottish. Then again, why would he start being right about things after all this time?

Today is also Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day, and I'm sure Bro and QB will be here soon with some Firstdown Fudge for everyone. Unless Mack finally snaps and kills his business partner, which is likely to happen any day now.

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