Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Teacher of Choice

Mr. DeMartino is wishing a happy (and intense) birthday to Christopher Walken, born on this day in 1943. Since Mr. DeMartino is supposed to be based off of the actor, that only seems appropriate. Also, please enjoy Peetz5050's image manipulation of DeMartino/Walken, Weapon of Choice.

This is also the anniversary of the episodes "Malled" in 1997 and "The F Word" in 2000. Both episodes involve the Fashion Club going to the mall...but only one features kiwi-flavored lip gloss!

Fanfic Update!
  • Book Club (Daria and the Gang Thread II), by Roentgen (part 2): "Over the following week, Daria pondered her brief interaction with Sandi Griffin in the school lobby. She marked it down to Sandi's love of noir lit being an 'oddball characteristic', like that character in Charles Dickens (she couldn't remember who) that was businesslike at work but who had made his house into a miniature fort or something to repel borders."

  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (part 35): "Daniel, furious for what had happened, marched with his head down toward Lawndale High."

  • Daria: In Another World?, by starwater09 (part 5): "'So the camping trip should be fun.' Mack says to Kevin as they pack up their things after football practice. 'It'll be nice to get away for a bit.'"

  • Daria of Morsang-sur-Orge, by Rémi (part 1): "It was Daria’s favorite part of the day, in fact the only satisfying part of it. It was still dark, although she could tell the sun was about to rise, and in the dark at least she wasn’t at a disadvantage."

  • Edicius, by elainefr (part 26): "They stood at the Morgendorffer door her looking up at him and him looking down at her. They leaned in and gave a gentle brush of their lips."

  • If Quinn Had Stayed... (IC : Quinn stayed at Stacy's place), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'What are you wearing?' Quinn asked as she stared at Stacy. The answer however was obvious, her bestie Stacy was wearing an exact copy of Quinn's favorite outfit, a pink baby-t with the smiley face and halo along with a pair of low cut jeans."

  • It's Only Just a Pandemic, by DIsaac (parts 1 and 2): "We see Dani Moreno just sitting there. Eating and reading her show rundown when Jodie Landon the General Manager of the station and Daria Morgendorffer the Programming Director comes in" (Part 2)

  • Sitting at Home (Iron Chef: QUARANTINE!), by JPAGC (part 1): "Sitting at her working desk in her home office, Daria Morgendorffer sighed for the umpteenth time as she surveyed the half-written, half-blank page displayed on her laptop screen."

  • Shiva's Self Insert: The Sucksteemers (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: The Closing Walls of Scholl Morgendorffer and Casa Lane), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "So... Amidst the chaos of the beginning of 2020, what with the virus outbreak, the continuing train wreck of a certain orange-blob in the Oval Office, and the ever-looming uncertainty of loosing my lucrative job and a lack of credentials beyond 'College Dropout', stuck in quarantine I was spending my time at home, trying to conserve my resources, binging on Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube, and spending much of it in a drunken haze due to not having anywhere to go."

  • The Stories in D, by Lady Evil (part 8): "Lark opened the rounded portal and had to squint at the blinding bright light that came spilling in. Just as her eyes started to adjust to the light, dozens of butterflies came at her and surrounded her."

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Janet, Warrior Princess

Happy birthday to Lucy Lawless, born on this day in 1968 and undoubtedly one of Ms. Barch's idols. I don't know of any Xena/Daria crossovers, but if you do then please let me know in the comments! If not, well, then someone had better start writing.

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "The New Kid," which aired on this day in 1998. The most notable thing about this episode is the introduction of the character Ted DeWitt-Clinton, but it's also worth noting the fact that Daria just completely beats the crap out of Quinn at the end of the episode. We really need to talk more about Daria's random violent streak, don't we?

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Friday, March 27, 2020

Does He Know "Well, Bust My Legs and Call Me Shorty"?

Travis is here to play us some of his favorites for Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day! I hope he sings his latest hit, "A Crazy Teenage Driver Tried to Run Me Over." It's an instant classic.

Today is also National "Joe" Day, so let's all wish a happy holiday to one third of Quinn's entourage! I'm sure Jamie wishes he had a day for his name, because then maybe--just maybe--Quinn would remember who he is.

Fanfic Update!
  • Alone Again, by Lady Evil (COMPLETE!): "He looked at the stranger staring back at him in the mirror. Maybe stranger wasn’t the exact word- familiar stranger was closer to it, for he knew this person a bit."

  • The Angel Among Us (WildDogJJ's Throwaway Thread), by WildDogJJ (part 1): "With solemn expressions on their faces Quinn, Stacy and Sandi each took turns laying a boquet of flowers on a grave. They then stood and looked at the headstone."

  • Daria of Morsang-sur-Orge, by Rémi (part 1): "It was a fair day of spring, and the good city of Aachen was rejoicing : the great king Charlemagne, rightful ruler of France and Emperor of Rome, was back from the German countries, where he had fought a fierce war against the heathen Saxons."

  • Daria Quarantined (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: The Closing Walls of Scholl Morgendorffer and Casa Lane), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Life has a funny way of kicking you in the teeth."

  • Edicius, by elainefr (part 25): "'The croissants are fresh.' Jane’s voice stopped Tom before he could hurry past the kitchen and out the door."

  • The Stories in D, by Lady Evil (part 7): "Panel 1: Apollo is in center frame, wings spread, appearing to careen through the air. (needs SFX)"

  • The Storm (Iron Chef: QUARANTINE!), by atiyatortilla (part 1): "Well prepared was something that Trent Lane never was, even in the face of a crisis."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: The Closing Walls of Scholl Morgendorffer and Casa Lane), by Lady Evil (COMPLETE!): "Not long after Daria moved in with Jane, Trent and Slash, a little black and white dog, Daria found her own little canine companion. Because she seemed so lost and because Daria was such a Shakespeare fan, this puppy (female) was named Perdita."

  • A wish granted, by sarcasticsponge (part 2): "As Daria continued down the dark stone tunnel, she noticed the tunnel was becoming bigger the longer she walked. She used the strange white glow on her hands to guide her through the dark."

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Hold Me Closer, Tiny Lawyer

Either Helen's trying an unusual tactic to catch the attention of the law firm's partners or she's just celebrating Elton John's 73rd birthday. I guess it could be both; who knows what kind of music Vitale is into?

Today is also Waffle Day, but Jake had better check that sell-by date before he eats any. The last thing he wants to do is eat a poisoned waffle, especially after his Tokyo Toby parasite scare.

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Flat AND Ridgy!

Brittany's providing the chips and Kevin is the dip for National Chip and Dip Day! Enjoy the snacks today, but remember Earl and Barbara's advice about not fighting the dip. Seriously, that dip means business. Resistance is useless.

Today is also National Puppy Day, so Quinn might go visit her favorite dog Bark. Unless he's been (gasp!) adopted, that is. Or became the victim of a serial puppy kicker.

Finally, today is the anniversary of the episode "Monster" in 1998, in which Daria and Jane try to make a film of substance but make the mistake of choosing Quinn as their subject. And we never did find out which was Quinn's best side, either.

Fanfic Update!
  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (parts 34A and 34B): "Daniel immediately noticed something strange when he woke up that morning. Or rather he sniffed something strange." (Part 34B)

  • Daria of the Milieu: Chasing Wormtrails, by Meester_Lee (part 2): "The coin sank with a splash. 'Did you make a wish?' asked Daria. 'Yes,' said Candida."

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Year of the Owl, by Meester_Lee (part 29): "Daria had no classes on Saturday and on this particular Saturday she had no plans, save to go to the library or work on a couple of essays she’d been assigned as homework."

  • Love Times Two (Iron Chef: Send a Character "Foward" in Time), by neonhomer (COMPLETE!): "Quinn walked down and across the hall to her bedroom, closing the door behind as she walked in. Though the sun was shining brightly outside, the pink curtains filtered the light coming in, leaving a gloomy look to the room."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: QUARANTINE!), by JPAGC (COMPLETE!): "Sitting down on her desk, inside her room, Daria Morgendorffer increased the volume of her headphones and concentrated on the sight right before her: the plump figure of Mrs. Bennett practically filled the screen of her laptop as she spoke to the improvised camera in front of her."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: QUARANTINE!), by peetz5050 (COMPLETE!): "'But Ms. Li!' Mrs. Manson exclaimed. 'How can you justify the expense of purchasing a NetExtender software licence for every student in the school? It's consumed the balance for the rest of the school year!'"

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: QUARANTINE!), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "Quinn had finally finished her stupid math class. She had always hated math, flying animated triangles didn't make it any easier."

Saturday, March 21, 2020

She's Hoping to One Day Become a Real Girl

Tiffany's acting even more wooden than usual because it's World Puppetry Day. I'm not sure if Jane's insistence that puppets make anything funny applies to Tiffany as well, but I suppose it can't hurt.

Today is also Fragrance Day, and if Brittany decides to celebrate by spraying herself with a bunch of cheap perfume and making out with Kevin, feel free to move to the back of the bus. Never mind what Dr. King would think.

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Feeling Fowl

Mr. DeMartino is preparing for a great Poultry Day, or at least he was until Brittany and Kevin interrupted him. Now he might decide to stuff a few dim-witted students into the oven instead.

Speaking of chickening out (or in this case, not), today is also the anniversary of the episode "The Story of D," which aired on this day in 2001. Daria took a chance at getting a story published and was rejected, but not before we got some funny lines out of the experience. My favorite? This one:

Helen: Um, Tom's not here?

Daria: Not unless you've got him secreted somewhere on your person...you do, don't you.

Fanfic Update!
  • Burned Out, by Wrabbit7 (part 18): "The Peterson living room was filled with the sound of Samantha drumming on the coffee table, as well as empty soda cans, magazines, and an empty dinner plate with her drumsticks."

  • Erin Chambers, by OzFerret (part 36): "Erin had taken advantage of her early departure from work and had showered and changed clothes before walking to the restaurant for the Library’s dinner. The route was familiar so she allowed her thoughts to wander."

  • The Necessities, by EntrancedCat (part 1): "'Okay, everyone has their assignments,' Jim Carbone reminded his passengers as they pulled into Long Island’s Payday Mart’s parking lot."

  • The Plague Of Daria (Daria and Quinn), by WildDogJJ (part 2): "Quinn's white Cadillac CTS is going down Main Street. Inside, Quinn was driving while Daria rode in the front passenger seat."

  • The Stories in D, by Lady Evil (parts 5 and 6): "'Don’t you get it?' Lark said to the deer. 'You’re free now!' The deer refused to leave Lark’s side. 'Run for it! Before those monsters come back and drain you of your essence!'" (Part 6)

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

This Particular Leprechaun Isn't So Lucky

Saint Patrick's Day hopes you all have an excellent holiday, complete with congenital green beer and four centuries of oppression.

Today is also another triple anniversary for the episodes "College Bored" in 1997, "Daria Dance Party" in 1999, and "Murder, She Snored" in 2000. One involved a lot of alcohol consumption, one was about a party, and the last included a death. Sounds like a good Saint Patrick's Day to me!

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

Phoooooone Hoooooooome!

Someone should tell Tiffany that cosplaying as E.T. does make her look fat, but this is the only way she can think of to celebrate World Contact Day. I think that if any aliens did meet Tiffany as their first contact on Earth, they'd probably leave immediately.

Speaking of Tiffany, today is also both Dumbstruck Day and Everything You Think is Wrong Day, which both apply to her. In fairness, though, in order for everything you think to be wrong you'd have to actually, you know, think.

Fanfic Update!
  • lawndales elite, by rvgonzal (part 1): "Interior house- front room- Couch cushions are overturned, books/ papers are scattered all over the floor. Camera pans to different areas of the house and it looks like a tornado has hit all the rooms with each room messier than the last."

  • The Plague Of Daria (The Plague Of Daria), by WildDogJJ (part 1): "A red Mustang GT pulled into the Ruttheimer's driveway and came to a stop. Once the car was shut off Stacy Ruttheimer, nee Rowe, emerged from the driver's side while Daria Morgendorffer emerged from the passenger side."

Friday, March 13, 2020

How Many Pink Ostriches Had to Die to Create Those Ear Muffs?

Quinn's sure enjoying Ear Muff Day, and so are the three Js. I think the poor Lawndale High students who enjoy having food and other supplies are less thrilled about it, though.

They're all probably feeling extra unlucky because today is also Friday the 13th. Makes you wonder what the Holiday Island version is like, doesn't it? Perpetually unlucky or just especially superstitious?

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the QB

Kevin's in a cheerful mood because he's planting plenty of apple trees for Johnny Appleseed Day. Of course, I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt that he's scattering apple seeds. Knowing him, they might be pebbles or marbles or belly button lint.

Fanfic Update!
  • Book Club (Daria and the Gang), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "It was now 5:10 pm. There was no point for Daria to wait for Marianne to pick her up."

  • Bruises, Scars, Loose Teeth (Odds and Ends), by LSM (COMPLETE!): "Another ruck. That's all they were now, rucks."

  • Tell Me I'm a Wreck, by conquerlove (fullbrightness) (part 3): "I think the carpet has my boot tracks permanently dug in from how much I've been pacing."

Monday, March 9, 2020

I Think Quinn's Still Got Her Beat on Accessories

Happy birthday to the plastic doll Barbie, who was "born" on this day in 1959. Quinn's role in this alter ego is almost too on-the-nose, isn't it? Oh, don't tell her I said anything about her nose. Dr. Shar doesn't need any more customers.

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "I Don't" in 1998. We got to meet a whole bunch of new characters, including Brian and Aunt Amy and Luhrmann and creepy priest guy and...holy cow, what a mixed bag! Some great characters and some truly awful ones.

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Saturday, March 7, 2020

He Probably Just Wants the Plastic Toy Inside

Jake's clearly enjoying National Cereal Day, although he seems more interested in figuring out what King Tut was buried without. Spoiler alert: it wasn't his diver.

Remember to set your clocks an hour forward for Daylight Saving Time tonight so you don't end up late to everything (coughTrentcough). Unless you live in a rational place where they don't bother with Daylight Saving Time, that is. Lucky you!

Fanfic Update!
  • An Anger Observed, by Rémi (COMPLETE!): "« If you can see any of my pores on camera, I swear, I'll kill you. Stop the tape ! I do not have pores ! My pores are cute ! My pores are tiny ! You're fired ! »" (Part 3)

  • The Con (Daria and Quinn), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "Quinn and Jim's eight-year old sons Tommy, Timmy and Teddy were seated on the living room sofa watching TV. Actually, Tommy and Timmy were watching TV while Teddy was reading 'Animal Farm' and tuning everyone out." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Doctor Who – Repeating Mistakes, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1): "The Doctor returned to the TARDIS, and found that Janelle, his latest travelling companion, was leaning against the doors lost in thought. 'Janelle?'"

  • Her Face All Red, by LittleRaven (COMPLETE!): "Daria sat, frozen. She hadn't been touched this much since...she'd never been touched this much, not by anyone who wasn't related to her, and it had been a long time since she'd started taking cash for the privilege."

  • Q/S short (Ferret's stash), by Ozferret (COMPLETE!): "Quinn nervously bushed imaginary lint from her jacket. Long gone were the pink midriff tops of yesteryear, replaced by the finest Skirts and Jackets that business style could offer."

  • The Stories in D, by Lady Evil (part 4): "Mike couldn’t concentrate on how miserable he was with that stupid bird pecking at his window. It probably saw his reflection and was trying to pick a fight with it. He decided he’d better shoo it off."

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Which Is My Best Personality? I Know They're Both Good.

I think maybe Quinn is having a little too much fun for Multiple Personality Day, especially because she's currently recreating Daria's worst nightmare. Everyone be extra nice to the Eunice inside, okay?

Today is also the anniversary of the episode Fat Like Me, which aired on this day in 2001. Sandi battling weight gain was okay, Daria and Jane's betting B-plot was meh, but the real high point of the episode was Stacy completely losing her shit at Tiffany in the girls' restroom. That whole scene is a classic.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Say That Into My Good Ear!

Jane and her grandma are sure enjoying World Hearing Day, or at least one of them is. Jane is too busy regretting her recent life choices.

That said, today we celebrate a triple anniversary: "Esteemsters" in 1997, "The Old and the Beautiful" in 1999, and "Antisocial Climbers" in 2000. That first one means that today is the anniversary of the TV show Daria itself!

Fanfic Update!
  • An Anger Observed, by Rémi (part 1): "Daria was furious. She felt a cold, deep anger. It wasn't surprising, of course. She had just lived a bad day."

  • The Art of Seduction (Random Pairing Challenge 2020), by Kristen Bealer (COMPLETE!): "Skylar slouched against a wall, bored but trying not to look like it."

  • Daria: High School Reunion, by Serrallonga (part 10): "CUT TO the Limbo- unknown place -unknown time. (Like everytime DARIA and TOMMY touch each other, their consciences are transferred to a kind of Limbo, where they can read and feel each other's thoughts)"

  • Erin Chambers, by OzFerret (part 35): "Erin drove to a station and caught the T to the Boston Products Office. Arriving at her desk she avoided the glances of her work mates and placed a small plastic model of The Golden Gate Bridge on her desk."

  • Mecha Ensign Daria: Mechs Education novelisation, by Charles RB (parts 1 and 2): "In the dark hours of Tuesday night, strange readings had been detected from the great lake in Carter County, Maryland." (Part 2)

  • The Stories in D, by Lady Evil (parts 2 and 3): "Clarissa couldn't believe she was on a luxury cruise in a gorgeous silver satin gown. Even more unbelievable was that Jesse was reclining next to her on the chaise lounge, looking splendid in a tuxedo. There was just one thing niggling on her mind that she had to ask." (Part 3)

  • A wish granted, by sarcasticsponge (part 1): "One late-evening in Highland, Texas, saw one fourteen year-old Daria Morgendorffer sitting by herself on an old swing set in a local park near her home."

  • Worth the Trip, by Zetor (part 4): "Daria hung up the hotel bar's phone, assured a cab was on the way. She looked back at the table where Rita had ended up sticking her—Helen working through a bottle of wine like there was a prize at the bottom, Amy prodding her on, and poor Jake trying to fight the inevitable—and decided that the restroom might be a better place to wait out her ride."

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Well, THAT'S Not Kosher!

Jamie's apparently a big fan of National Pig Day, but I don't think he's thought this all the way through. Honestly, I'm a little curious about the story behind this particular alter ego. Did the artist just really not like Jamie?

This is also Peanut Butter Lovers' Day, so feel free to let peanuts hijack your brain. Moth to a flame. Oh, you know the rest!

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