Monday, June 29, 2020

Daria Would Prefer a Polite Nod from Across the Room

Daria is patiently tolerating National Hug Holiday Day, which is the best anyone can hope for under the circumstances. This is probably not the ideal time to celebrate by hugging, so I'm offering air hugs to anyone who wants one. Please stay safe and healthy out there!

Today is also National Camera Day, which is a much safer holiday to celebrate right now. I'm sure Jane is happily clicking photos of destroyed gazebos, unconscious hypoglycemics, and paint-covered best friends.

Finally, today is the anniversary of the episode "Gifted," which aired on this day in 1998. In that episode, we had the questionable honor of meeting the students of Grove Hills, which led Daria to conclude that intelligence does not necessarily make people any more pleasant to be around.

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Saturday, June 27, 2020

They're Keeping Track of the Visions in Their Eyes

Trent and Jane have no problem celebrating National Sunglasses Day today...or tonight, for that matter. One would question how well they can see with those on, but considering they're at a family reunion I'm not sure how much they want to see.

Today is also the Great American Backyard Campout, so light up that campfire, roast those s'mores, and tell those stories about seductive vampires and clunky silver and gold sequins! Since you're camping in the backyard, feel free to camp in a cardboard box if you don't have a tent. And if you do have a tent, remember to ask your little sister to bring you some sandwiches from time to time.

Fanfic Update!
  • Backseat for No One, by EntrancedCat (part 6): "As she got out of the Lexus, Helen warily glanced around the used car lot. She remembered when her father had dragged her and her sisters to car dealerships when they were young."

  • Danny Morgendorffe, by ST91 (part 45): "'Are you ... humming?' A confused Quinn asked after hearing her brother make strange sounds. 'Guilty as charged; today I'm in a good mood.' Daniel replied."

  • Erin Chambers, by OzFerret (part 41): "Erin pulled a brush through her hair. With the warm weather, Erin was dressed in her bikini and a sarong tied under her armpits."

  • Is It Show Time Yet?, by Lady Evil (part 9): "'Um, Jesse?' Clarissa asked as he led her to the stage. 'How much of that did you overhear?'"

Thursday, June 25, 2020

All Authors Are Equal, but....

Daria's going to read a blast from the past, Animal Farm, in honor of George Orwell's birth on this day in 1903. We know she's more than a casual fan, too, because she quoted the author at least once during the course of the show.

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Boxing Daria," which aired on this day in 2001. It was a poignant almost-finale to the series (with only the final movie left before the end), giving us insight into the relationship between Daria and the rest of her family as well as a nice callback to the school psychologist scene at the beginning of the series.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

It's Like Red but Not Quite

Quinn is paying her respects at the Temple of Pink (a.k.a. her room) because today is National Pink Day. Daria will take a hard pass, and I happen to agree.

In fact, Daria might even put her feelings about pink into words in honor of National Columnists Day. She's got to get started on that Future Daria career, after all! Not only that, but Brittany's got a head start on her with the "Dear Brittany" column in the Lawndale Lowdown.

Fanfic Update!
  • Beach Daze, by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "The emergence of Quinn and Nicole from the ladies bath house has turned quite a few heads due to the sexy bikini's they're wearing." (Part 3)

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Downward-Facing Clogs

Who wants to join the Fashion Club for International Yoga Day? Don't all volunteer at once, now. I'm a little surprised that those girls are willing to try yoga, though. Aren't they concerned that they might accidentally break a sweat?

Today is also Father's Day, so let's hope Jake gets to spend some time on the golf course or at least doing something relaxing today. Quinn, that means go elsewhere with that credit card bill!

Finally, two years ago today the proposed Daria & Jodie series was announced on the AV Club website. It hasn't shown up yet, but in fandom hope lives on. See below for the latest developments!

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Friday, June 19, 2020

"Maybe we better lay off the martoonies!"

Jake's got the right idea for National Martini Day, although as far as he's concerned it's just another Friday. I remember one fanfic author once suggested that it was the olive and not the alcohol that Jake liked, and I have to say it makes a quirky kind of sense for him. Celebrate responsibly!

Today is also Take a Road Trip Day, so this would be a good day to go bust your best friend, her brother, and her brother's band out of jail. On second thought, given recent events, it's not a good day for that. Just stay home, okay?

Fanfic Update!
  • Backseat for No One, by EntrancedCat (part 5): "Daria woke up to the sweet smell of pancakes wafting under the door of her room."

  • Beach Daze, by WildDogJJ (part 1): "Jamie White was sitting alone in a both having a slice of pizza. He looked around and noted all the differences."

  • Edicius, by elainefr (part 30): "'Who’s Tom?' 'What?' Jane pulled back from Evan abruptly."

  • Is It Show Time Yet?, by Lady Evil (part 8): "Danny was regretting his choice to put on the powder blue tuxedo before taking one last check of the lights."

  • Tell Me I'm a Wreck, by conquerlove (fullbrightness) (part 4): "I'm not the biggest fan of Bart, truthfully, but when have I ever liked Jane's taste in guys?"

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Ready for Takeoff!

Let's wish Quinn lots of luck in recreating Amelia Earhart's first trans-Atlantic flight by a woman, which set off on this day in 1928. She'll need that luck, too: never mind what the wind will do to her hair; what was she thinking with those pants?

Today is also Eat Your Vegetables Day, and if you've run out then check with Brittany and Kevin. They may have some leftovers from the Food in Film Festival!

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Monday, June 15, 2020

I Mean, We Already Knew She Was an Airhead

Brittany has found an unusual way to celebrate Global Wind Day, and I'm not even going to mention the suspicious window placement in that image. No, not me. I'm way too classy for that!

If wind power isn't your thing, then how about Smile Power Day? Not you, Daria. That thing is freaking terrifying.

Fanfic Update!
  • Burned Out, by Wrabbit7 (part 22): "Daria ran a hand through her hair and sighed as she regarded the mess of lyrics on the notebook paper. She started to crumple up the paper, but remembered that she wasn't at home, and stopped herself."

  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (part 44): "This was the third weekend since the Morgendorffer family had moved to Lawndale. However, it was the first in which Daniel did not have to help his father fix the house, or prevent his mother and grandmother from killing each other."

  • Is It Show Time Yet?, by Lady Evil (part 6 and 7): "Jane went towards the auditorium after school. Daria told her Clarissa had something to tell her and that one Dr. Becky would also be there." (Part 7)

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Hope They Have Pizza Delivery on Speed Dial!

Jake's clearly pleased about National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day, but I don't think anyone else in the house will be. Especially when they find out how many peppers he added to the recipe. Be sure to turn off all the smoke alarms before embarking on this holiday, okay?

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Note to Dragonball Fans: This Holiday Does Not Involve Energy Attacks

Stacy's getting in touch with her inner Hawaiian for King Kamehameha I Day! She looks so content and relaxed and completely unaware that she's committing about half a dozen fashion faux pas!

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Prize Fighters" in 2001. No one does the hula in that one, but there is a massive hot dog eating contest so don't try to tell me it's not a party!

Fanfic Update!
  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (part 43): "'Now kids remember, your father and I haven't seen Doug and Susan in a long time and we'd like to make a good impression.'"

  • Edicius, by elainefr (part 29): "'I’ll be back for dinner,' Daria said on her way out the door. 'Another date?' her mother queried with a look over the paper that she’d been reading while sitting with her husband in the front room."

  • The Engineer and the Time Lady, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 6): "Having listened to the logs relating to what happened at Tanarexa IV, Nina pondered what had happened there. Something, or someone, was responsible for that anomaly."

Tuesday, June 9, 2020


Helen and Jake are having their own celebration for Secretariat, who won the Triple Crown on this day in 1973. Or at least so I'd like to assume. Please don't offer any alternative theories.

This is also the anniversary of the episode "Pinch Sitter" in 1997. There were a lot of fun moments from that one, but I'll just leave you with this part: "I am cool and that is it, and everyone else is full of, full of, full of--"

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Sunday, June 7, 2020

"Ding-a-ling-a-ling-a-ling? A-ling?"

Mack is clearly in no mood to celebrate National Chocolate Ice Cream Day, and it's no wonder: that's clearly a scoop of strawberry ice cream on his head. Better luck next time, Mack!

Today is also VCR Day, so maybe Jake could pull out those home movies again! On second thought, maybe that's not such a great idea. Jake, just have some chocolate ice cream and try not to think about your childhood, okay?

Fanfic Update!
  • Cheap Beer (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: The Closing Walls of Schloss Morgendorffer and Casa Lane), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "She took a swig of the cheap beer. It tasted like horse piss. But she liked it anyway, because it was forbidden fruit."

  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (part 42): "The next day things went normally ... at least at the beginning."

  • Is It Show Time Yet?, by Lady Evil (parts 4 and 5): "'It wasn’t your fault.' said Trent as he drove Jane to school. 'I made those cookies.' Jane sighed. 'I handed them out. The show is not going to go on. We’ll have to refund the money and the clubs will be done for.'" (Part 5)

Friday, June 5, 2020

More Proof That Kevin is Full of Hot Air

Kevin and Brittany are going on a little trip for Hot Air Balloon Day, but with their skills I suspect it will turn into a very long trip. Too bad they didn't have Arno the Danish balloonist around to help them, but he's probably still trying to be the first person to solo around the world twice. Good luck to him on that.

Today is also National Doughnut Day, so let me just give my best wishes to all of you twisted little crullers out there.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Cheerleading Isn't What It's Cracked Up to Be!

Brittany is going to pieces over National Egg Day, and I don't think all of Kevvy's horses and all of Kevvy's men will be able to put this cheerleader together again. I guess this is what happens when you put someone fragile at the top of the pyramid!

Today is also Repeat Day, so go on and brush off your echolalia skills! Today is also Repeat Day, so go on and brush off your echolalia skills!

Fanfic Update!
  • Erin Chambers, by OzFerret (part 40): "Erin woke with a start. She felt around in the bed. Brian was not there. Oh God. Have I slept in? Is he up early?"

  • Is It Show Time Yet?, by Lady Evil (part 3): "Jane rushed into Nurse Chase’s office. 'Nurse Chase? I don’t know how this happened, but everyone in the auditorium has been poisoned! I was just handing out cookies and everyone started passing out or throwing up....'"

  • Sitting at Home (Iron Chef: QUARANTINE!), by JPAGC (part 3): "Daria opened the door to her office. Both her children were still sitting down, but while her daughter was sitting straight, and looked at her mother with a almost expressionless face, her son was slumped in his chair, looking down. The computer screen was black."

  • Spin the Bottle, by Meester_Lee (part 3): "Daria awoke later than usual and paid for it with a cold shower; her parents and the Fashionistas having used up all the hot water. She dried off, got dressed and went downstairs."

Monday, June 1, 2020

And For His Next Stunt....

It looks like Mack is going all-in for Dare Day, and I'm a little curious about who dared him to do this stunt. Kevin seems like a likely candidate, but since when does Mack listen to anything Kevin says? No, my money is on Jodie. If he accepts her dare, she'll accept his dare to...ask her parents for an hour of free time.

For those who aren't so daring, today is also World Milk Day! Jake's probably going to celebrate, because of milk's calming properties. Calming right up until he remembers that milk has cholesterol, that is.

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