Sunday, August 30, 2020

It's Pronounced FRONK-en-steen!

Jane is trying out a new style for Frankenstein Day, but I really don't think green is her color. Nice that she got to keep her lipstick, though!

Of course, we wouldn't have Frankenstein without Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, who was born on this day in 1797. Although the author never got mentioned on the show, we do know that Daria has read the book. What she thought of it is anyone's guess.

Fanfic Update!
  • Brittany - Esteem of the Transfer Student, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 2): "Daria Morgendorffer was waiting when Brittany entered the classroom. 'Hi, Daria,' she said cheerfully."

  • Daria: In Another World?, by starwater09 (part 9): "Daria sat alone in her room staring indifferently at a game console trying to come up with an activity to past the time. She'd already finished most of her schoolwork, she already checked out the books she was interested in reading at the library and started to read at least a few of them."

  • Doctor Who - Changes in Time and Space, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1): "The TARDIS had materialised in a forest. Sabir emerged from the TARDIS first. Though he came from an era when world travel was commonplace (but not as commonplace as later) he had never been to the Azores."

Friday, August 28, 2020

Wine or Whine?

Alison and Jane have already started celebrating National Red Wine Day! Hopefully Jane will stop celebrating before Alison invites her back to her place.

If you want something to go with your wine, today is also Stuffed Green Bell Peppers Day! The Fashion Club will have theirs on cheeseless pizza, and Brittany wants to make sure everyone remembers to listen: "You can almost hear them ringing!"

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020


Keep a careful lookout while driving, because the last thing you want to do is run over a dog on National Dog Day. Wear your contact lenses if you have them. J.B. the Bulldog thanks you in advance!

I'm always slightly bothered that National Dog Day and Women's Equality Day are on the same day, but here we are. Hey, maybe today's the day that Helen's dream about boys cheering in their short shorts will finally come true!


Fanfic Update!
  • Backseat for No One, by EntrancedCat (part 12): "'Mack-Daddy,' Kevin addressed his best friend, confidante and not infrequent advisor early Tuesday morning at their lockers in Lawndale High School."

  • Bearing the Summer, by Lady Evil (part 6): "Tom stared blankly at his besuited reflection. Bare weeks ago, he was graduating, possibly the only graduation he stood a chance at now. Today, he was going to marry Sandi."

  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (part 49): "'At least ... college.' Quinn said dreamily as Heather took them to the fraternity row."

  • Friends and Family, by WildDogJJ (part 1): "We see a building with a familiar rainbow colored peacock logo on the front. The network is called CBN, the Corporate Broadcasting Network (for copyright reasons, and to avoid a defamation suit)."

  • Growing Pains, by CaffeineAddict94 (part 1): "It was a Thursday afternoon in early September not unlike hundreds before it. Only, today, Daria was driven from the comfortable fortress of her room and forced to walk the streets."

  • Ninety-Nine to One, by Blake C Stacey (BlakeStacey) (part 6): "Daria's voice on the recording: 'I'm sorry for everything I said.'"

  • Paternoster Row, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (prologue): "The Paternoster Gang arrived home with Clara Oswald after the Doctor’s defeat of the Half Faced Man. 'You’re sure he’d come back here?' Jenny Flint asked."

Monday, August 24, 2020

Mmm...Poisoned Waffles!

It's National Waffle Day, but don't make the mistake Jake did! Check the date before you eat them, because the last thing you want is a breakfast of (hypothetically) poisoned waffles.

Today is also International Strange Music Day, so you could follow Trent's example and write unnaturally cheerful hell music. I'm sorry, I mean sell your soul for 20 bucks, an hour of free studio time, and a set of tires.

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Saturday, August 22, 2020

"Warming up to sing in that heavenly choir!"

Daria and Quinn aren't fooling anyone, even if today is Be an Angel Day. I mean, Daria doesn't even believe in angels, so what's she trying to pull?

While we're on the subject of small winged creatures that may or may not exist, today is also National Tooth Fairy Day! Poor Fantasy DeMartino (pre-Metal Mouth) lost all of his teeth and didn't even get any money under his pillow. No wonder he was so bitter!

Fanfic Update!
  • Bearing the Summer, by Lady Evil (part 5): "'What’s up, all you rockin’ rugrats?' Vixx started her show with her usual greeting. 'Not my boyfriend.' Daria quietly snarked as Trent snoozed next to her in his bed."

  • Erin Chambers, by OzFerret (COMPLETE!): "Erin had finished half of her pastry and was about to suggest they stroll the docks, when a large white van, with a square-rigged ship painted on the side, rumbled past the café window. 'It’s them,' Trevor cried as he hastily gathered his things."

  • Lovefool, by saiouma (COMPLETE!): "'I’ve been thinking about getting a haircut.' Daria brought up randomly, while glancing at a page of her latest book purchase."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Nathan), by welltemperedclavier (part 1): "As any artist knew, sometimes you just had to experience the familiar in a new context."

Thursday, August 20, 2020

I Guess No One Wants a Free T-shirt

Bing and/or Spatula Man is trying his best to drum up some enthusiasm for National Radio Day, but he just can't get any takers. Maybe he should try making some rude jokes and annoying sound effects. On the other hand, if you'd like some quality radio-related entertainment, take a look at Ken Tremberth and Erin Mills's fanfic series "Free Radio Lawndale." SPreeeeeeeechreeeeeech!

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

"I'm here. But where are you?"

Andrea's about to favor us with a dramatic reading about rotting bags of flesh for Bad Poetry Day, and it's still a better choice than Quinn's greasy fry masterpiece. Poor Stacy is probably still giving her poems away for free.

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Jane's Addition," which aired on this day in 1999. It was the beginning of the infamous Triangle, but we didn't know that at the time. In hindsight, we probably would have rather seen a repeat of that poem about fries instead.

Fanfic Update!
  • Applied Statistics, by abe (part 1): "'Dammit!' Jane exclaimed as she slammed the door behind her, 'I know I always ridiculed that idea of predestined soul mates that Maria kept babbling on about, but right about now I'm starting to wish that they really did exist!'"

  • Doctor Who: Changes in Time and Space, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1): "Felicia Lovell entered the Console Room, where the Doctor and her other companions were. They were observing the TARDIS's progress through the vortex. For what seemed to be two to three months, the TARDIS had been going off course."

  • Erin Chambers, by OzFerret (part 43): "Erin woke slowly. Her hip pressed through the foam mattress onto the boards below. The light blanket cocooned her. The room was warm and the air suffused with the miasma of bodies. She did not want to wake, sleep felt comforting."

  • Vulnerable - HurtComfort - Daria Fanfiction, by QueerPhilosopher (COMPLETE!): "Daria opened her eyes reluctantly and listened to the dreary patter of rain outside. She scanned her room with bleary eyes; still adjusting to her new bedroom."

Sunday, August 16, 2020

There's Nothing To It!

Helen is striking a "vogue" post in honor of Madonna's birthday on this day in 1958. For more Daria/Madonna fun, see Kem's The Ten Faces Of Madonna alter ego collection.

Today is also National Tell a Joke Day, but please warn Jake ahead of time if you tell him one. He...doesn't always notice on his own.

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Friday, August 14, 2020

Tiffany a Filmmaker? She Wouldn't Even Know Which End of the Camera to Point!

Here we see Tiffany portraying director/screenwriter Lina Wertmüller, who was born on this day in 1928. I seriously doubt Tiffany even knows who that is, although I imagine that's true of a lot of people, so she shouldn't feel too bad. I mean, not about that, anyway.

Today is also a birthday that Jane will not be celebrating: Max Klein, inventor of paint by number kits. According to the Daria Diaries, Jane "believes paint-by-number kits are inherently evil." I guess you can't argue with that kind of conviction.

Fanfic Update!
  • Bearing the Summer, by Lady Evil (parts 3 and 4): "Dear Grandma Ruth, Thank you very much for the gift card for Manfred Flowers. It was very thoughtful. I will give your suggestion on how to use it all the thought it deserves. Love, Daria" (Part 4)

  • Daria Ravenclaw: Year of the Owl, by Meester_Lee (part 35): "It snowed a few days before Thanksgiving, coating the Castle and grounds in white. If this was back in the States, it would be real Currier and Ives, thought Daria."

  • Glass Shouldn't Be This Intimate, by deusyang (COMPLETE!): "The two girls stood in Jane’s kitchen. Jane was rummaging through cabinets, looking for anything ceramic she could use for an art project."

  • Is It 20th Year Reunion Yet? (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: The Closing Walls of Schloss Morgendorffer and Casa Lane), by Smijey (COMPLETE!): "'...and I'll be opening up a second casino in Atlantic City within two years!' Jodie said, grinning into the camera on her end of the virtual reunion."

  • Tasteful Repression, by sarcasticsponge (part 1): "'The agents both laughed and preceded to join the rest of the party' Fifteen-year old Daria Morgendorffer said while finishing her latest chapter of her story blog."

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Brothers and Headlocks: the Perfect Combination

 Sam Griffin is clearly having a great time on Middle Child's Day, although Chris is...not so much. This day should also be celebrated by Trent, Wind, and Penny Lane, Rachel Landon, and either Rita or Helen depending on the theory you subscribe to.

In fact, all the kids of Lawndale should be celebrating because today is International Youth Day. I suppose Sam is already celebrating, but hopefully the others will choose a less violent way to enjoy their day.

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Monday, August 10, 2020

How Toasty Do You Like Your Marshmallows?


Helen's taking National S'mores Day to a bit of an extreme, but maybe she likes hers extra crispy. Whether you use a campfire, a microwave, or just breathe fire, enjoy a sweet treat of your own...but don't work too hard at it--today is also Lazy Day. Take a page out of Daria's fantasy versions of Jake and Helen and "just kick back and chill."

Fanfic Update!
  • Bearing the Summer, by Lady Evil (part 2): "'Guess who's back, guess who's back? Guess who's back? Wooo!' Link sang, swinging his soda cup around."

  • Esteem of the Transfer Student, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1): "Brittany Taylor arrived at Lawndale High as she usually did, with her stepmother, Ashley-Amber dropping her off."

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Send in the Goths

Andrea's tapping into some unknown talents to celebrate National Clown Day, and I did not expect her to be into this one. Then again, so little is actually known about Andrea that I couldn't say anything about her with any real certainty.

Today is also International Cat Day, so give Mr. Whiskers a little extra love today. Unless you're Jake, in which case stay the hell away from Mr. Whiskers for your own safety!

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Forget Fame; Daria Wants Her Fifteen Minutes of Obscurity

Daria's trying her hand at some pop art in honor of Andy Warhol's birth on this day in 1928, and I think Jane would approve. I don't think the Fashion Club would approve, though. I mean, look at that hair! And the oufit! Ewwwwwww!!

Today is also National Root Beer Float Day, so join Jake in trading in that root beer in a frosty cold can for a root beer in a frosty cold mug with ice cream!

Fanfic Update!
  • Backseat for No One, by Backseat for No One (part 11): "That Sunday in the late afternoon after watching Brittany tightly hug her sister Daria reproduced on her bed the supine posture she had assumed on top of a park bench."

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

You Know What, Helen? I Actually DO Like My Cookies Undercooked!

I think we're going to be having a sweet snack for National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, but with Rita and Helen in charge I wouldn't get my hopes up. Still, I'd rather leave it up to them than let Daria and her way-too-creepy smile get involved.

Speaking of creepy, it was on this day in 1999 that the episode "The Lawndale File" first aired. Daria and Jane found out that there were no aliens lurking around Lawndale, but there wasn't any intelligent life amongst its human occupants, either.

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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Ride the Roller Coaster of Friendship

Let's all relive the moment when Daria met her soon-to-be best friend in honor of National Friendship Day! Awww, what a sweet holiday and a very heartwarming moment.

Now...let's remember that today is also the anniversary of the episode "Dye! Dye! My Darling" in 2000. Daria takes that friendship and just sends it right through the shredder. Not so sweet, and not so heartwarming.

Fortunately for Daria, today is also International Forgiveness Day. Unfortunately, Jane doesn't go in for those manufactured holidays. Oops. This has been a post full of ups and downs, hasn't it?

Fanfic Update!
  • Backseat for No One, by EntrancedCat (part 10): "As Brittany drove away from Schloss Morgendorffer, Quinn turned around in the Mustang's bucket seat to watch her sister watching them drive off."

  • Bearing the Summer, by Lady Evil (part 1): "'Dana! Hurry up with that coffee!' 'It’s brewing now, sir.' Daria never cared to learn the names of her interchangeable co-workers so she just called all of them sir. It wasn’t like they bothered to learn her name either."

  • Daria: In Another World?, by starwater09 (part 8): "A lot had changed over the past few months for Kevin in ways he'd never thought possible in the past."