Sunday, September 29, 2019

"Coffee...caffeine. Dark circles. Capisce?"

Daria's enjoying what might or might not be coffee on National Coffee Day, but she'd better not overdo it. Today is also World Heart Day, and too much caffeine wouldn't be healthy. Jake should take note, too, although I think caffeine for someone as high-strung as Jake is a bad idea even without his heart condition.

Fanfic Update!
  • Burned Out, by Wrabbit7 (part 14): "Jennifer yawned wide, earning herself a painful CLICK in her jaw. As she walked into the kitchen, still in her oversized nightshirt, she saw her mother sitting at the table, documents spread across it as she compared two piles of paper in her hands, and another laying before her."

  • Cancerous Like Me, by Lady Evil (part 1): "Another day, Highland High was letting out. 'Of course I want to have dinner with you tonight, Tom!' Quinn was saying on her cell phone. 'But you know how important the fashion club is! Oh, yes, of course you're important too! Why don't you pick me up at Sandi's place at around sixish and we'll take it from there? Oh, I can borrow something from Sandi if I have to dress up first.'"

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Year of the Owl, by Meester_Lee (part 11): "Daria had never thought that an eleventh birthday would ever be important. But it was, at least in the magical world. She was now old enough to attend Ilvermorny and Hogwarts might or might not send her their acceptance letter."

  • Divisive Loyalties (Iron Chef: Mack Is Jane's Addition), by Youth of Oz (COMPLETE!): "'Do you think I complain a lot?' asked Daria as she lay in Mack's arms, her auburn hair feathering against his dark chocolate skin. She was frowning slightly, but her glasses magnified it into a deeply-troubled scowl."

  • From Champ To Chump, by WildDogJJ (parts 1 and 2): "It's a brisk Friday night in the fall, which means only one thing: high school football. On the field Lawndale is playing a close game against Oakwood." (Part 2)

  • You Want It Darker, by LSM (part 13): "'I told you you'd knock ‘em dead, baby.' She was curled up on Todd's lap, snuggled into him as he played with strands of her hair, strong fingers untangling the knots firmly but gently."

Friday, September 27, 2019

Hitting All the Right Notes

Quinn's certainly enjoying Love Note Day, although I'm sure no one could love Quinn nearly as much as she loves herself. In fact, it wouldn't surprise me to learn that she sent more than a few of those notes to herself.

Today is also Crush a Can Day, so Kevin will probably spend this super-romantic day smashing beer cans against his head. Same as any other day, come to think of it.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

You Wouldn't Like Him When He's Sensitive!

Mr. O'Neill's getting into the spirit of National Comic Book Day, but I think he's off the mark for this one. The wimpiest Daria character as one of the all-time strongest comic characters? I don't think so. Is there a comic book character out there called Spineless Man? Because he could totally nail that one.

Fanfic Update!
  • The Creek Gang visit Lawndale, by sonofapreacherman (COMPLETE!): "The phone in the Morgendorffer's house rang. Before Quinn had the chance, Daria answered it. 'Hello' 'I see' 'What's your ETA?' 'Alright, but you should probably tell her that yourself' Daria handed the phone to Quinn"

  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (part 17): "Daniel and Quinn were walking toward Lawndale high when three guys ran past them and stopped them. 'Hey, Quinn, can I carry your books?' 'Hey, Quinn, can I carry your ... pencil?' 'Hey, Quinn, can I carry your, uh, um ... got anything else?'"

  • Happy Adversity, by Lady Evil (part 12): "'So, what did you think of the play?' asked Tom as he drove up to the Morgendorfer house. 'It was very, um....' I didn't understand a freaking word of it! 'Interesting.'"

  • Lawndale High: The Next Generation - season 1, by Peridaniel (part 2): "Philip and Amy both stood by the front doors of the school, watching as rain pounded against the ground along with an occasional flash of lightning accompanied by a distant boom of thunder."

  • Lawndale's Newest Cape (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: The Saga Goes On), by Meester_Lee (COMPLETE!): "'Hello, everyone! I'm Linda Griffin and I'm interviewing Lawndale's latest Cape.' A girl wearing a skintight red-and-white body-suit with a capital C on her chest, her face concealed by a mask stood next to Ms. Griffin."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Nathan Is One Of Us), by Youth of Oz (COMPLETE!): "'According to this,' said Dave, disinterest and contempt warring in his voice, 'Daria's coming back in "Daria and Jodie" about her black best friend coping with modern PC-virtue-signalling, glass ceilings and other prejudice.'"

  • Very down under (Iron Chef: Send a character on a nice vacation), by JPAGC (COMPLETE!): "The old wind wheezed around them, in a sibling sound akin to a constant whip. Helen closed its hood closely, until only a small opening to her face was possible. Despite the layers of wool, polyester, leather and cotton of her clothes, she felt far from warm."

Monday, September 23, 2019

But Let's Not Celebrate This PARTICULAR Bisexual, Okay?

Alison is pleased to inform everyone that today is Celebrate Bisexuality Day, which would be great if Daria hadn't taken the only LGBT character and turned her into a predator. Oh, well.

This is also Banned Books Week, so please follow Daria's example and yell at the television! Or, better yet, read a banned book or two yourself.

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Peace Out!

Daria's going to have to do better than flash a peace sign if she wants to celebrate International Day of Peace. In fact, she'll probably opt to spend the whole day observing the quest for peace...and quiet while she reads a book.

Today is also the anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit on this day in 1937. If Jake didn't take this opportunity to make Helen another Hobbit-shaped candle, I'll be very disappointed.

Fanfic Update!
  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (part 16): "It was afternoon and it was very hot. Daniel fell to the ground on his back. His left cheek hurt due to the punch he received. He tasted blood in his mouth."

  • Daria's Great Adventure, by dmsfanman (part 29): "The Martian Explorer I came up alongside the derelict ship. The computer made certain that they did not collide with any debris along the way."

  • Fates Entwined, by Deep Metal (part 32): "By the time Daria had arrived at the scene, she saw practically all the townspeople gathered together under the night sky. 'Where is he?' asked Daria, getting out of Mr. DeMartino's car."

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Ahoy, Me Maties!

Upchuck's on the lookout for booty (which will probably get him slapped) because today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day. Be sure to throw in plenty of "avast" and "yo ho ho" to your conversations so all your friends will think you're cool. Enjoy your grog and plunder!

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Quinn Would Rather Occupy Fifth Avenue

Corporate Quinn thinks she's having a bad day now, but just wait until she finds out that Occupy Wall Street has returned to celebrate its eighth anniversary with a massive demonstration right outside her office. Not that she has a problem with protests, but all that talk about 1% and 99%? Ewwww. Way too much math.

Fanfic Update!
  • Changing Lanes, by midnightabyss86 (part 21): "Jane hummed absentmindedly, as she worked on her latest art project. Classes would start back up in a few days, and Jane hoped to have her sculpture completed before leaving."

  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (part 15): "Finally home. Daniel thought as he put the keys in the lock. The informal chat promised by Jodie had quickly turned in two one-hour meetings with both groups."

  • Happy Adversity, by Lady Evil (part 11): "Helen ordered the pizza on the ride home and it was waiting for them when they got home. Jake opened the pizza boxes and started putting slices on plates."

  • What You Deserve, by atiyatortilla (part 2): "'This was a bad idea', Daria told herself. A chill ran through her as she fidgeted with the sleeves of her cardigan - partially due to fear, partially due to the weather. South Jersey was having a particularly bitter winter and the whole house felt like an icebox."

Sunday, September 15, 2019

That's Not How Old Money Gets Old

Tom is feeling generous for Free Money Day, and I'll take him up on it even if you won't. It's not like he's going to run out anytime soon, after all.

Meanwhile, Helen and Linda, Quinn and Sandi, and Jane and Daria are probably celebrating National Women's Friendship Day. Well, Jane and Daria are, anyway. The others are probably just being bitchy and stabbing each other in the back at every opportunity.

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Friday, September 13, 2019


Ms. Li is horrified to find that today is Friday the 13th, or maybe she just realized that she forgot to feed the bomb-sniffing dogs. Either way, keep in mind that today is also Defy Superstition Day, so go ahead and cross a black cat's path and walk under a ladder if you feel like it.

Today is also International Chocolate Day, so it's possible that Ms. Li just caught someone eating unauthorized chocolate. Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

Fanfic Update!
  • Happy Adversity, by Lady Evil (part 10): "'Here.' Clarissa said, giving Link a wrapped gift. 'I hope you like it. Happy birthday.' 'Thanks.' said Link. He decided he'd better be a polite party host. 'Want some party mix?' 'I can't.' said Clarissa. 'Nut allergy.'"

  • What You Deserve, by atiyatortilla (part 1): "Memory was a fickle thing. Daria Quinn Morgendorffer knew this better than most."

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

"Helen! What's the number for 911?"

Quinn is calling 911 to report a major fashion emergency because today is Emergency Number Day. If you think that's a poor use of emergency services, then you haven't seen Brooke wearing stripes and spots together. Ewwwww.

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Does It Still Count as "Guest" Blogging?

Hey, remember that time I took over the Daria Fandom Blog II temporarily as guest blogger while The Angst Guy took some time off? Because it was exactly nine years ago today. I'm sure TAG will be back any day now. Any day.

Today is also Teddy Bear Day, so if you've been meaning to trade a bear for a mouse in order to steal your boyfriend back from a couple of scheming sisters, then...I think you should seek professional help. Just my opinion.

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. Maybe they were following her. Yes, that sounded like about her luck."

  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (part 14): "Once Daniel had a shower and changed back, he headed toward the exit of the school. He couldn't wait to go home. His plan, however, shipwrecked miserably when he heard Jodie call him."

  • Erin Chambers, by OzFerret (part 28): "Erin and Brenda returned Dennis to the offices of Boston Products. Dennis ducked his head back into the car, 'Excellent work, Ladies. Is it the same time tomorrow?' Erin checked her schedule, 'I'm afraid so, Dennis.'"

  • The Funeral, by LadieTAG (COMPLETE!): "I looked over at the business's sign just as Google Maps said 'Your destination is on the right'."

  • Lawndale High: The Next Generation - season 1, by Peridaniel (part 1): "The bright September morning sun shown over Lawndale, many kids basking in its light as they enjoyed the final fleeting moments of summer before they were to go to school that morning."

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Beer and Football! A Winning Combination!

I think Jesse's loving beer just a little too much for National Beer Lover's Day, but perhaps he's just trying to hide from the sound of Kevin singing that stupid 99 Bottles of Beer song yet again.

Speaking of Kevin's favorite things, today is also the fortieth anniversary of ESPN. Then again, Kevin might prefer the Pigskin Channel, since ESPN has a bad habit of broadcasting non-football sports on occasion.

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

You Had ONE JOB!

Daria and Tom are very disappointed that they ordered what appears to be cheeseless pizza on Cheese Pizza Day. For shame, you two. For shame.

Today is also Be Late for Something Day, so maybe the cheese just hasn't arrived yet. I would say that this is Trent's kind of holiday, except that Trent is generally late for everything.

Fanfic Update!
  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (part 13): "What a great way to end the day. Daniel thought sarcastically as he changed into the locker room. P.E had always been his sworn enemy."

  • Happy Adversity, by Lady Evil (part 9): "'Well, it's been a week since I had any bad dreams.' Link said at one of his therapy sessions with Dr. Becky. 'I haven't stolen anything since Jake told me not to. And at Thanksgiving I didn't hit Quinn with a pie, even though I really, really wanted to. I haven't cussed at any teachers, no matter how stupid they were. So I'm cured, right?'"

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Is the "E" for "Earrings"?

Quinn's just about to buy the cuuuuutest accessories on eBay, which is celebrating its twenty-fourth anniversary today! I'm sure Helen and Jake won't mind the higher-than-usual credit card bill, right?

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Sunday, September 1, 2019

I Don't Think He's Quite Right in...The Head!

The Backgrounder known as "The Head" is finally getting his turn in the spotlight, because today is the twenty-fifth anniversary of the TV show The Head. All we know about this character is that he's a fan of the show and he (allegedly) has low self-esteem. He actually seemed pretty enthusiastic in class, which is surprising given that his teacher was Mr. O'Neill. Weird.

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Year of the Owl, by Meester_Lee (parts 9 and 10): "'Mail call!' said the guards. 'Any letters?' asked Sirius. 'None for the likes o' you,' sneered Jennings" (Part 10)

  • Daria's Great Adventure, by dmsfanman (part 28): "Daria sat staring at the computer screen. Today had started out as an emotional day, even though she hated to admit she had emotional reactions to things."

  • Into The Night, by elainefr (COMPLETE!): "He fell to his knees, head bowed. Failure...... I'm a failure at everything. Seems like no matter what I do...... I can't win."

  • Scenes, by JPAGC (part 4.1): "On the steering wheel, Jane caught a movement on the seat to her left and commented: 'Stop looking at your watch, will you? We'll be there on time.'"

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: The Saga Goes On), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "Well, on Sick Sad Geeks, we'll be talking to the creative team of Ratboy: The Law of the Priests, the new limited series that is the follow up to the award winning Ratboy: Genesis and its ground-breaking sequel Ratboy: Exodus. We first spoke to writer Daria Morgendorffer."