Monday, December 30, 2019

Cool! Uh, I Mean Fore!

I'm not sure which is stranger: Jesse performing any feat of physical exertion or that outfit. I mean, he's got a shirt on! Still, we take what we can get for Tiger Woods's birthday. Jake, at least, will be interested in this one, at least if Helen will leave him alone long enough to hit the links.

If golf isn't your thing, then you could celebrate Bacon Day instead. Not you, Jake. Think of your heart condition!

Fanfic Update!
  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (part 28): "Daniel had a hard time holding back that yawn. He was really bored."

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Year of the Owl, by Meester_Lee (part 18): "Jake went downstairs while Daria started moving the contents of her old suitcase into her new one. Not that she really had anything to worry about him seeing what she'd packed, but that she had gotten that self-conscious was a reminder that Smidget was getting older and would be a teenager before too long."

  • Edicius, by elainefr (part 21): "Lane residence...... 'Hey Daria.' Trent opened the door to the petite young woman that stood on the other side. 'Hey Trent.'"

  • Flames Of Fashion (Life After Thirty), by WildDogJJ (parts 1 and 2): "Quinn, Stacy, Sandi and Brittany were seated at a table while the town's chief arson investigator, a grizzled old man with a military buzz cut, stood in front of them with a stern look on his face." (Part 2)

  • My Cruddy Valentine, by Lady Evil (part 6): "'Now, let me get this straight,' sighed Pedro. 'You want me to mug you while you are on your date with Quinn tomorrow.'"

  • A Princess of Limburg (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: The Saga Goes On), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'Uneasy lies a head that wears the crown.'"

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Mack', Jack's Wild

Sir Mack invites everyone to join him for a game of five-card stud on Card Playing Day. The winner gets either the power to crush their enemies, to triumph over all...or the tender liver of a newborn babe. You choose.

Today is also a holiday for the true believers, because it's the anniversary of the birth of Stan Lee on this day in 1922. The late comic book writer and creator may have died last year, but the sheer number of superhero crossovers in Daria fanfic shows that his legacy lives on even in our fandom.

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Thursday, December 26, 2019

Hitting Below the Designer Belt

Normally I would tell Stacy that Boxing Day has nothing to do with the combat sport, but one look at her expression tells me I'd rather just stay out of her way. I don't know what Sandi said this time, but I'm sure she'll regret it soon.

Today is also the first day of Kwanzaa, and I expect the Guptys will be reading Tad and Tricia Kaneesha's First Kwanzaa to celebrate.

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Year of the Owl, by Meester_Lee (part 17): "Both Jake and Daria left Florean Fortescue's ice cream shop sated, happy, but exhausted."

  • Daria's Great Adventure, by dmsfanman (part 33): "Arnison and Mia removed the helmets of their surface suits. Arnison looked around and was quite impressed with the space."

  • The Hallowed Halls of Fielding, by Roentgen (part 179): "'You know,' Pat said, 'why don't we have a virtual frog? Or something?' Tom and Pat looked down at the dead frog on their dissection plate. 'What, not going to major in biology, Pat?'"

  • Hell hath no fury... (IC: Make a Daria Character a Killer), by nightbeast37 (COMPLETE!): "It was well past 9pm. Kevin had been chained to his bed, stripped to his boxers."

  • My Cruddy Valentine, by Lady Evil (part 5): "'OK,' Daria said at her book club. 'Does anyone have any questions about what we've read so far in Emma?' A girl with pigtailed strawberry blonde hair raised her hand. 'Yes, Natalie?'"

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

The Spruce Recluse

I guess Tom didn't take getting dumped by Daria all that well after all, did he? Either that or he's just paying tribute to Howard Hughes on the anniversary of the late eccentric billionaire's birth on this day in 1905. Personally, I think he's taking it a bit too far.

However, I'm not going to spoil his fun, especially on Christmas Eve! If you celebrate, be sure to hang up stockings and put out cookies and milk, or maybe one of those little cottages all made out of gingerbread.

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Sunday, December 22, 2019

Mystik Schlemiel

Rabbi Trent wants everyone to know that Hanukkah begins tonight at sundown! I have to say, Trent as a rabbi makes a lot of sense when you think about it: the holidays start at night? It's perfect for someone who believes that "the night holds the key."

Today is also the anniversary of Giacomo Puccini's birth on this day in 1858. To celebrate, go join Mr. DeMartino in the automotive department for a performance of Madame Butterfly.

Fanfic Update!
  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (part 22): "After a short walk, the eight teens reached Brittany's house. Sandi, by claiming her status of president of the fashion club, rang the bell and almost immediately the blonde cheerleader opened the door."

  • Edicius, by elainefr (part 20): "Outside 'Tom......' Why don't you say no?"

  • The Engineer and the Time Lady, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 2): "Regeneration. You never knew what you were going to get. But that was jumping ahead..."

  • The Many Named God (Odds and Ends), by LSM (COMPLETE!): "The streaks of sunlight hit his face through the grimy windows of the run down motel."

  • Mercy-Kill (IC: Make a Daria Character a Killer), by YouthofOz (COMPLETE!): "Shaggy looked at the knife in his hand, then up at his friend. 'When I said if you ever needed a favor...' he began."

Friday, December 20, 2019

Fa La LA La La!

Yes, that's Daria singing and looking incredibly happy. No, it's not real. I just dredged up a fantasy sequence from the Beavis and Butt-head episode "It's a Miserable Life," so that Daria could celebrate Go Caroling Day. I'm sure she's hating every minute of it.

One holiday that Quinn will not be happy about is National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. Dig out those gaudy clothes and really freak her out, okay? I bet it'll cheer Daria up, anyway.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

My Name Is HAMMY!

I know Jamie and his friends would do anything for Quinn, but even on National Roast Suckling Pig Day I think this is a bit much. I will say that including the earring was a nice touch, though.

Today is also the anniversary of two essays by Michelle Klein-Häss, "Control Room Update" and "Daria Fandom: A Question of Gratitude," both published on this day in 1998. They give an interesting peek into fandom life from over twenty years ago, as well as what it was like to follow the show as it was airing.

Fanfic Update!
  • Back to Highland: A Daria/Worm Crossover, by Meester_Lee (COMPLETE!): "Daria borrowed a cell phone from one of the spectators and called her mother's law office in Lawndale. Marianne, her mother's assistant, picked up on the third ring."

  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (part 26): "Daniel barely had time to relax. As soon he and the fashion club got out of the car, those three idiots of the other day rushed toward them. So he had to engage Mad Dog mode very quickly."

  • Daria Does the DCU, by Lady Evil (part 3): "Sandi was naked, save for the leather leash and handcuffs the dwarfs dressed like Cupid forced her into."

  • The Detectives and the Victim (Scenes, Brainstorms, and Drabbles Thread), by shiva (COMPLETE!): "Detective Ramirez stepped out of the patrol car, the scene had already been tapped off and despite it being on the road near the woods on the edge of Lawndale late a night a small crowd had already gathered."

  • The Hallowed Halls of Fielding, by Roentgen (part 178): "'No - fucking - WAY!!' Donna's mouth made a capital 'O' shape as she sat with Elsie Sloane on a stone bench outside the Georgia-Black Building."

  • Hobbitdale (Iron Chef - Tall Daria), by cfardellbrenorenz29 (part 1): "The blue Lexus approached the High School. 'Girls, I just want you to know your mother and I realise it's not easy moving to a whole new town -- especially for you, Daria, right?' Jake Morgendorffer said."

  • My Cruddy Valentine, by Lady Evil (part 4): "Clarissa came off the elevator to hear a guitar playing slow and deliberate notes as Ariel tried to match them with her voice. Was that Jesse?"

  • Unnamed story (IC: Melody Powers's Biggest Fan), by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "Sometimes he liked to blame everything on Tim Burton and Peter Chung. 'Hey, if Catwoman and Aeon Flux hadn't happened when I was entering puberty...!'"

  • Unnamed story (IC: Melody Powers's Biggest Fan), by welltemperedclavier (COMPLETE!): "It's not that he hated reading. Sure, he'd never torn through books the way some of his classmates did, pages blurring between their fingers as they raced from cover to cover. And sure, he'd never read all that much. No stacks of completed Beverly Cleary and Gary Paulsen novels or Best Reader ribbons."

Monday, December 16, 2019

When Women Either Married or Shriveled Up and Blew Away

Daria and Quinn are both here to wish Jane Austen a happy birthday! The late author was born on this day in 1775, and between her romantic stories and skill with satire, I think this is one writer that both girls might enjoy!

I, too, am a fan of Austen, but I'm also (as anyone who knows me is aware) a major chocoholic. For that reason, I'll be quite happy to celebrate National Chocolate Covered Anything Day! Mmm, chocolate and a good book. Do not disturb for the rest of the day, all right?

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Saturday, December 14, 2019

The Beauty IS the Beast!

Brittany's certainly enjoying International Monkey Day! Kevin, not so much. Jane might celebrate by recreating the incident at her fourth birthday party with the "tiny tricycle and a chimp."

If monkeys aren't your thing, then enjoy a snack for Roast Chestnuts Day! Daria's probably got some at the nut stand, but don't expect her to smile.

If you're getting "Account suspended" messages when you try to visit the PPMB, it's not just you! The message board is having technical difficulties, but the admins are working to resolve the issue. Until then, some of the links below will not work. In the meantime, chat with fans at the Lawndale-high Message Board!

Fanfic Update!
  • Burned Out, by Wrabbit7 (part 15): "Once again, Mr DeMartino's class proved to be far too entertaining to sleep through."

  • Danny Morgendorffer, by st91 (parts 19 - 22): "That evening, as always, the Morgendorffer family was having dinner in the kitchen. The menu featured breaded cod baked in the oven with a side tomato salad. Everything cooked by Quinn obviously."

  • The Hallowed Halls of Fielding, by Roentgen (part 177): "Daria sat in her bedroom. The previous night was the last time she slept in the bed that had been her home for two years."

  • My Cruddy Valentine, by Lady Evil (parts 2 and 3): "'Hey, Trent?' asked a boy in his song writing club. 'What rhymes with nauseating?'" (Part 3)

Thursday, December 12, 2019

The Price Is...Cool.

Jesse's inviting you all to come on down to celebrate Bob Barker's birthday! The Price is Right host turns 96 today, so as a gift you could either estimate the cost of this lovely dinette set or spay and neuter your pets. Your choice!

Today is also the anniversary of the birth of Edvard Munch, artist best known for "The Scream," in 1863. Something tells me he would have been a big fan of Jane's "Art Colonies Suck" period.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Three Squeaks for Animal Rights!

Roger the Mouse (as fanon has christened him) hopes that everyone observes International Animal Rights Day by setting him free. Or at least not letting that Brian kid get anywhere near him. Today is also Human Rights Day, so I guess just about everyone is covered. But doesn't anyone care about the rights of plant life?

As a librarian, I would also like to point out that today is the anniversary of the birth of Melvil Dewey in 1851. You can celebrate by alphabetizing the books on your bookshelf. C'mon, it'll be fun!

Fanfic Update!
  • Back to Highland: A Daria/Worm Crossover, by Meester_Lee (part 10): "Butthead opened the Pettys' front door and walked out towards the street. The two hot chicks were still there." (Part 11)

  • Daria: In Another World?, by starwater09 (part 4): "Daria could still remember those words that her best friend had told her last week like it were yesterday, and at the time it was said it had given her great comfort to know that Jane could be so forgiving towards her."

  • Tiffany Gets Career Advice, by MeowX7 (COMPLETE!): "Quinn Morgendorffer resisted the urge to drop the slick brochure like the vile piece of filth it was and only handed it back to her friend, Tiffany Blum-Deckler."

  • Yet Another Cheesy Christmas Story, by Peridaniel (COMPLETE!): "The scenery outside the airplane was surprisingly clear for a winter night. As Daria idly stared out the window, she could see the trees, lakes, and occasional snow-covered fields that covered the ground."

Sunday, December 8, 2019


I see one Morgendorffer sister is much more excited about International Children's Day than the other. Of course, when you're as cute as they are, every day is International Children's Day! For grown-up Daria, I suppose that's actually her idea of hell. Oh well. Everyone else, whether you have kids, know kids, or are a kid at heart, enjoy the day!

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Friday, December 6, 2019

The Feisty Barkeep

It might be Bartender Appreciation Day, but I think Upchuck's going to need to provide a lot more alcohol than that if he wants to be appreciated by anyone. In fact, I'm not sure there's enough booze in the world for people to overlook that level of creepiness.

Today is also the anniversary of the infamous Altamont Free Concert on this day in 1969. Jake still has vivid memories of that day, or at least memories of that refund he inexplicably got.

Fanfic Update!
  • Back to Highland: A Daria/Worm Crossover, by Meester_Lee (part 9): "Butthead passed through the checkpoint and walked home. Somebody really had a bee up their butt. Highland was crawling with cops and soldiers. Butthead wondered what it was about."

  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (part 25): "Daniel did not realize it but his gaze passed many times from Sandi to his mother and vice versa. At one point the older woman laughed. Not an evil laughter, just a fun one."

  • Daria Does the DCU, by Lady Evil (part 2): "Jane was visiting her Cousin Lois again. She asked Daria to come with her. After what happened last time, she felt safer in Metropolis if she had a friend with her."

  • The Hallowed Halls of Fielding, by Roentgen (part 176): "Daria Morgendorffer waited at the Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. She hated the fact that she had to stand around and wait. There must have been a dozen people like her impatiently waiting with nowhere to sit."

  • My Cruddy Valentine, by Lady Evil (part 1): "'So, what’s the plan for Valentine’s Day, Tom?' Quinn asked on the phone. It was the landline as her own phone was still confiscated."

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

That's the Way the Cookie...Well, You Know the Rest

Helen and Rita are going to whip up a batch of cookies to celebrate National Cookie Day, but only if they can figure out how to turn the oven on. Honestly, it might be better for them to buy some at the store. Oh, wait! Daria is at the front door with a plate of heart-shaped cookies just for them! How creepy!

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Oops, She Did It Again!

Avert your eyes from this disturbing alter ego, but also know that today is pop singer Britney Spears's 38th birthday! I'm sure Quinn will be happy to know, because I can easily see her as a fan.

Of course, Quinn will probably be busy shopping online today, because it's also Cyber Monday! By now the internet is pervasive enough that she probably doesn't need the assistance of any technical types, cute or otherwise.

Fanfic Update!
  • Back to Highland: A Daria/Worm Crossover, by Meester_Lee (part 8): "'And for our next discussion leader, I'd like to welcome Cynic,' said Thunderer, current head of the Las Vegas PRT."

  • Daria's Great Adventure, by dmsfanman (part 32): "The day had been long and really boring so far. It seemed totally incongruous to Daria that waking a sleeping alien should be something that made it so hard for her to keep her eyes open!"

  • Daria the teenage witch (Various Esteemsters), by Rémi (parts 1 and 2): "Jake is driving his daughters to school ; Quinn is riding shotgun, Daria is in the back seat. Jake : Girls, I just want you to know your mother and I realize it's not easy moving to a whole new town... We can trust you to be careful this time, right ?" (Part 2)

  • Edicius, by elainefr (part 19): "'Tom?' Daria was surprised to see him waiting for her when she had gotten home that evening. He was leaning against his car with his hands in his pockets looking down. He barely looked up at her when she said his name."

  • History lesson (SUPERIORS), by ST91 (COMPLETE!): "The bell rang, marking the end of the lesson. Very well, that's it for today. Have a nice vacation. Said an afroamerican woman in her late 30's."

  • Lucy in the Sky with Daria, by Blake C Stacey (COMPLETE!): "A borrowed space in late summer, between the arboretum soil and the branches of a weeping linden. Two young women. 'Jane, when did we meet? For the first time?'"

  • One Scrunchie to Rule the Mall, by Kristen Bealer (COMPLETE!): "Three girls sat on the floor, staring at the Mickey Mouse clock on Stacy Rowe's bedroom wall. The hands crawled to one minute past seven, and Quinn bounced up to sit on the bed--the official seat for the President of the Fashion Club."

  • Remember Me, by Lady Evil (part 1): "OK, don't be nervous. Clarissa told herself as she approached the new club rooms at Cedars of Lawndale. It's just a guitar lesson. You don't have to impress him or anything."

  • Sandi's Wonderful Life (Life After Thirty), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "Quinn, Stacy, Lindy and Brittany along with their husbands are frantically awaiting word on Sandi's condition. Stacy is hysterical." (Part 3)

  • Time and time again (Various Esteemsters), by Rémi (part 1): "Jake is driving his daughters to school ; Quinn is riding shotgun, Daria is in the back seat. Jake : Girls, I just want you to know your mother and I realize it's not easy moving to a whole new town -- especially for you, Daria, right?"

  • Unconventional life choices (Various Esteemsters), by Rémi (part 1): "Jake is driving his daughters to school ; Quinn is riding shotgun, Daria is in the back seat. Jake : Girls, I just want you to know your mother and I realize it's not easy moving to a whole new town... And we don't want things to become difficult for both of you, do you understand ?"

  • The Walking Dead, by Sofa King (COMPLETE!): "Dear Diary: October 3: This afternoon turned into a 'smother' day with Mom. I knew as soon as I walked through the door and saw her flipping through old photo albums that I was in for it."