Friday, December 31, 2021

Begin the Countdown!

Something tells me that Daria isn't feeling the New Year's Eve party mood. If she stays up until midnight, it will only be to finish a book.

If you're feeling festive and/or nostalgic, check out the transcript of MTV New Year's Eve 2002, in which Daria made a cameo. Daria's wish for the coming year to be "at least the least suckiest" seems insanely optimistic in recent times, doesn't it?

Have a happy 2022, everyone!

Fanfic Update!
  • Brittany - Party Time, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (COMPLETE!): "Andrea came back to where Daria and Donna were. There was a lull in their activity. 'Quinn is up to something. I’m sure of it.'"

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Blackened Tongue Imminent

I sincerely hope--for the sake of the rest of the household--that Jake is not celebrating Pepper Pot Day. Jake and pepper are never a good combination, and you'd think he'd have figured that out by now. Maybe the capsaicin keeps affecting his memory? Regardless, if you want to celebrate then keep a glass of milk handy.

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Monday, December 27, 2021

What Time Is It?

Ms. Barch is looking classy as the late Marlene Dietrich, born on this day in 1901. Dietrich was more than just an actress; her history is a fascinating one.

Today is also the anniversary of Howdy Doody, who made his first appearance on this day in 1947. No word on whether Upchuck's resemblance to the character is intentional or not.

Fanfic Update!
  • AcceleraTed (The Ted Zone), by Kristen Bealer (COMPLETE!): "The instructor slid into the passenger seat with his clipboard and nodded to Ted. 'Begin when you're ready.'"

  • Convergence on Lawndale, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 3): "Once through the portal they looked around. The Doctor with the sonic and Quinn with the binoculars. There weren’t any people nearby."

  • Daria's 12 Days of Christmas, by Vukodlak (COMPLETE!): "Tom: 'Are we really doing this' he said with a sigh setting up the Camera and pointing it at the couch."

  • Fizzled Out, by Erin M (part 8): "Jane wasn’t quite as precise as she thought in her prediction. She woke up around seven on Saturday morning."

  • Rude Awakening: A Strange Christmastime Special, by DIsaac (part 4): "DANNY: I can’t believe you agreed to play this game, Daria!"

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Ho, Ho, Huh?

Mrs. Bennett is all ready for Christmas...or at least I assume that outfit is her way of celebrating Christmas. On the other hand, what a grown adult does in the privacy of her own home is none of my business. To those of you in fandom who celebrate, have a very Merry Christmas!

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Thursday, December 23, 2021

For the Rest of Us!

I see Mr. DeMartino is honoring Festivus by performing a feat of strength. Of course, next comes the airing of grievances--this time over how long it's going to take to repair those pants. Good thing he's handy with a needle and thread! The Festivus miracle will be if he can stop airing his grievances by the time the holiday is over.

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria in the Background (IC : Daria doesn't need glasses), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 4): "Having had a ‘discussion’ with her parents the previous night, in which she was roped into having some kind of extracurricular activity, Daria entered the office."

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Year of the Owl, by Meester_Lee (part 54): "Ted Tonks stood up and dusted off the ash from the Floo in the small outbuilding. His wife and daughter arrived shortly afterwards."

  • Put on a Happy Face (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: The Closing Walls of Schloss Morgendorffer and Casa Lane), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "Jane walked up the stairs with Daria. Each of them were wearing cloth masks."

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Some of Us are Bright AND Short!

You might think that the residents of Lawndale are celebrating National Flashlight Day, but you would be wrong. See, they're just being incredibly literal in celebrating Look on the Bright Side Day! Judging by the random angles of all those flashlights, though, it appears that every side is the bright side.

Today is also National Short Girl Appreciation Day, so let's appreciate not only Daria at five foot two inches, but also everyone's favorite Daria blogger, who happens to be the same height!

Ahem. Me. I'm talking about me. Sigh.

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Sunday, December 19, 2021

Well, That Was Easy!

Looks like the search is already over for Look for an Evergreen Day--turns out it was in the Morgendorffers' garage the whole time. Of course, that tree is most definitely a fake, but the holiday doesn't say the evergreen has to be real, right?

Today is also the anniversary of the movie Titanic, which was released on this day in 1997. Perhaps Mr. O'Neill and Ms. Barch will recreate that iconic scene again, and with any luck they'll both fall into the water and leave the rest of us alone.

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Year of the Owl, by Meester_Lee (part 53): "Cuthbert and Daria left the Adventure Park in a good mood. Cuthbert had hugely enjoyed both the arcade and the rides outside."

  • Daria's Great Adventure, by dmsfanman (part 42): "Daria sat with her back to her desk looking out the window. She was sitting in the apartment's office. The sun was just coming up over the river beyond the Headquarters Building."

  • Rude Awakening: A Strange Christmastime Special, by disaac (part 3): "(Back at her apartment, Stacy with a Glass of wine is with Jim with a beer in his hand) STACY: I kinda knew it was going to hell in a handbasket but DAMN!"

Friday, December 17, 2021

Fly Away, Quinn!

Quinn's suited up and ready for Pan American Aviation Day, but as soon as the Fashion Club gets wind of those pants she's going to want to stay up in the air indefinitely. I mean, just look at her thighs! If that doesn't call for immediate dismissal then I don't know what does.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Kevin Would Make a Great Florida Man, Though

Kevin's looking suave for Miami Vice actor Don Johnson's birthday, but I think law enforcement is the last place he needs to be. The thought of Kevin Thompson with a deadly weapon of any kind gives me the screaming terrors.

Today is also National Cupcake Day, so I hope Kevin takes the time to remind Brittany that she's a great hostess...cupcake. Preferably not while holding a loaded gun, though.

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Year of the Owl, by Meester_Lee (part 52): "'You! What are you doing here?' I said. The little freak turned away from my precious Duddikins and frowned at me."

  • Doctor Who - Changes in Time and Space, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 4): "Three hours after the Doctor had talked to General Landry, SG1 and the Doctor’s companions were ready to go on their mission."

  • Party at 111 Howard (Iron Chef: Party at Casa Lane), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 4): "Andrea sneaked out of her house, as she usually did. She then headed towards Howard Drive... She hoped to have some kind of fun."

  • Rude Awakening: A Strange Christmastime Special, by DIsaac (part 2): "(A knock is heard at the door.) DANI: Damn! And here I was not ready to move all day. (Dani gets up and goes to the door)"

  • This Limbo I'm In, by Two-Eyed Charlie (COMPLETE!): "So that’d been that. It wasn’t Jane’s negotiating skills that got the Lane’s out of Lawndale; it was the Morgendorffer’s beating themselves up."

  • Ultra Cola Owns the Cops! (Scenes no Daria fanfic should have), by Two-Eyed Charlie (COMPLETE!): "The doors to Ultra Cola's top-floor board room flew open, and in marched a beaten, bloodied cyborg with coke-bottle lenses covering her eyes."

Monday, December 13, 2021

How About Hot Cocoa Ice Cream?

Mack has had better Ice Cream Days, and I think it's only a matter of time before someone gets an ice cream scoop shoved somewhere uncomfortable. On the one hand, it seems strange to have Ice Cream Day in December when it's cold, but on the other hand any day is good for ice cream as far as I'm concerned.

If you prefer warmer treats in winter, though, then I have good news: today is also National Cocoa Day! It's not just for families of teens during hurricanes anymore.

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Saturday, December 11, 2021

This Mountain is Reeeeeeally Faaaaaaat....

Tiffany's got her head in the clouds again, but this time literally because it's International Mountain Day! I kind of like the idea of Tiffany having an extreme hobby like mountain climbing. It beats the one-dimensional character she usually ends up as.

Today is also the 75th anniversary of UNICEF's founding in 1946. On the one hand, they've helped countless children all around the world. On the other hand, that didn't stop Eric from (briefly) suing them. Freakin' Eric, am I right?

Fanfic Update!
  • The Background Blues, by welltemperedclavier (COMPLETE!): "The trouble with tragedy, Victor reflected, was that the world kept on going regardless of how he felt about it." (Part 14) (Part 15)

  • Come And Knock On Our Door, by ladyevil (part 5): "'I’m gonna have to see some ID.' The bouncer said. 'The Tremor has a strict policy of only letting people over 18 inside.'"

  • A Daria and Quinn Christmas, by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "Tony has just dropped a major bombshell on everyone. He's just revealed that he sold his house in Virginia and that he's been trying to force Daria out so that he can move into the guest room."

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Year of the Owl, by Meester_Lee (part 52): "'All right, the adventure park, then!' said Vernon Dursley. 'Everyone buckled in?'"

  • Daria's Song, by GzPnkmn (COMPLETE!): "It wasn't hard to hide what she was doing. Daria barely noticed it herself, but under her long sleeves lay a sight only for her eyes."

  • Mysteries of Lawndale 03: Night of the Coffee House, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 8): "Charles waved to Daria after she had got her food. Daria sighed and came over. 'Have you found any of the people?' she asked."

  • Scenes, by JPAGC (part 2.6): "The ambulance had just gone a few seconds ago, but, for Daria, it was an eternity away."

  • This Limbo I'm In, by Two-Eyed Charlie (part 3): "Mrs. Morgendorffer, right... There was something about getting yelled at by someone else’s parents."

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Hey, Clown Daddy!

Happy birthday to Kevin Daniels, who voiced Mack in the third season. I guess not even the voice actors could handle Kevin Thompson for very long.

Today is also the anniversary of the birth of famous clown Emmett Kelly, known for his "sad sack" routine. I guess that, being dead, he can't clown and therefore Mystik Spiral's Freaking Friends song will be put to the test.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

She'll Never Hold a Pompom Again

Brittany looks awfully troubled about the anniversary of the movie Edward Scissorhands, which was released on this day in 1990. I suspect she's regretting her decision to let Dr. Shar make a few "little adjustments," especially now that she'll be risking her own life whenever she tries to twirl her hair around her finger.

Today is also Letter Writing Day, another activity that Brittany will find challenging. Not because of the scissor hands, but because of her complete illiteracy.

Fanfic Update!
  • The Background Blues, by welltemperedclavier (parts 9 - 12): "The steady clack-clack-clack of a dozen pairs of hands typing on keyboards filled the AV Club room as Victor and Priscilla waited there for the rest of the plotters." (Part 10) (Part 11) (Part 12)

  • Crossover Lounge (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: The Closing Walls of Schloss Morgendorffer and Casa Lane), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "In the Green Room of Eternity, where the casts of various fictional shows and written works live in between sets is a series of lounge rooms."

  • A Daria and Quinn Christmas, by WildDogJJ (parts 4 and 5): "Since it's Sunday morning, Jim (like the Italian-American he is) was in the kitchen making the gravy (meat heavy tomato sauce) for dinner. He'd just finished slicing the sausages he'd fried when Jake came in." (Part 5)

  • This Limbo I'm In, by Two-Eyed Charlie (part 2): "Lawndale was a suburb, which meant that it’s 'cultural district' wasn’t so much a spontaneous creation as it was a fenced in zoo; a place where the 'respectable types' figured you could safely put a tattoo parlour without your property values taking a dive from a twenty-story window."

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Sweep the Leg, Sandi!

Sandi is practicing her martial arts so she can be ready for International Ninja Day. Or she's preparing to take back control of the Fashion Club by any means necessary. Any. Means. Necessary.

Today is also the anniversary of Walt Disney's birth on this day in 1901. If you want, you could celebrate by taking his cryogenically frozen head to a picnic!

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Friday, December 3, 2021

Do Not Celebrate This Holiday Outside

Daria is just relieved to see that the roof is still there for National Roof over Your Head Day. It's not like she can take that kind of thing for granted anymore.

Today is also the anniversary of the birth of Joseph Conrad in 1857. Conrad was the author of Heart of Darkness, which I'm sorry to tell Brittany is not a love story.

Fanfic Update!
  • The Background Blues, by welltemperedclavier (parts 5 - 8): "Bob studied the stack of petitions that Victor had just handed to him." (Part 6) (Part 7) (Part 8)

  • A Daria and Quinn Christmas, by WildDogJJ (part 3): "A visibly worried Quinn is knocking on the door. Quinn: 'Boys, it's been a long time, is everything okay?'"

  • Daria in the Background, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 3): "'Class, I thought today we'd take a break from the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet to discuss the real-life tragedy that happened last night here in Lawndale. Let's share our feelings of violation following the loss of our beloved cybercaf√©,,' Mr. Timothy O’Neill said to his Sophomore Language Arts class."

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Year of the Owl, by Meester_Lee (part 51): "Professor Flitwick laid back in his office chair to read and then mark his first-year students’ charms essays."

  • Fizzled Out, by Erin M. (parts 6 and 7): "Jane was lying on her bed watching Sick Sad World when the phone rang. She tried to ignore it, but it was clear Trent was either unwilling or unable (or both) to answer it." (Part 7)

  • Rude Awakening: A Strange Christmastime Special, by DIsaac (part 1): "(We open with an outside shot of Quinn’s house. We then go to a shot of Quinn with her hair grown out more closer to High School length decorating her house for Christmas. When Jeffy comes into the room)"

  • Toilet Blow! (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: The Closing Walls of Schloss Morgendorffer and Casa Lane), by Linnofthewoods (COMPLETE!): "There was only one good thing about going to Aunt Bernice's house to eight year old Trent: her cooking."

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Chug, Chug, Chug!

Jake's apparently going to down the entire National Eggnog Month's worth of eggnog in one go, but I hope the rest of you celebrate a bit more moderately. If nothing else, the last thing you want is to drink some out-of-season nog and hallucinate about the personifications of holidays.

Today is also Eat a Red Apple Day, so maybe Jake should add something healthy to that all-nog diet. I'm not sure why the apple has to be red, though. Anti-Granny Smith discrimination?

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Monday, November 29, 2021

Click, Click, Spend!

Quinn's all in for online shopping on Cyber Monday, and I wonder how the Fashion Club would feel about online shopping now that it's mainstream. On the one hand, you can't try the clothes on before you buy them and I'm sure the girls are all about the thrill of the hunt. On the other hand, no shopper's cramp and they can shop without having to mingle with undesirables. What do you think?

While everyone else is shopping, Mrs. Johanssen and I will just settle in for National Chocolates Day. Not that I need an excuse, of course.

Fanfic Update!
  • The Background Blues, by welltemperedclavier (parts 1 - 4): "Way at the back of the Lawndale High auditorium, out of mind and almost out of sight for the theater kids wiling away their lunch break on the stage and the front rows, stood Shane and Mason, up to no good." (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4)

  • A Daria and Quinn Christmas, by WildDogJJ (part 1 and 2): "Daria and Jane are standing in front of the school entrance as snow continues to fall. They are visibly uncomfortable." (Part 2)

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Year of the Owl, by Meester_Lee (part 50): "'Where to next?' said Daria. 'Euston Station!' said Mr. Fink-Nottle. 'We’ll take a train from London to Birmingham, then catch another train home.'"

  • The Engineer and the Time Lady, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 11): "The Baffin entered into orbit over the far side of the Moon. Lieutenant Daniela Hernandez sighed in relief."

  • Esteemgossip (Iron Chef: Lawndale High Gossip Thread), by shiva (COMPLETE!): "SONIA: 'Hey Melissa.' MELISSA: 'What?' SONIA: 'Did you hear what happened at the assembly that the PedoNeill held?'"

  • Fizzled Out, by Erin M. (part 5): "A week later, it began. A few posters in the hall, my ass, Jane thought, frowning when she entered the school on Monday."

  • Me and My Big Mouth, by Lady Evil (part 2): "'The Big One Three!' Connie said as Clarissa went through some cards the Bennett’s extended family had sent her. (Some with money.)"

  • The Theory of Relativity (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: The Closing Walls of Schloss Morgendorffer and Casa Lane), by Smijey (part 2): "'You know, Helen, Rita, I was hoping to find Daria and sweep her away from our family's typical brand of calamity, but this is pretty nice, too,' Amy said."

  • This Limbo I’m In, by Two-Eyed Charlie (part 1): "Jane’s eyelids tried to fight back, but eventually they ceased their disagreement with the concept of 'waking' and let Jane start to see the world that existed outside of Dreamland."

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Hey Joe...die!

Jodie's embracing her inner rebel on the anniversary of Jimi Hendrix's birth in 1942. I don't think guitar burning counts as an extracurricular activity, but even worse is how her parents will react when they find out she's not volunteering at the animal shelter right now.

Today is also Pins and Needles Day, so you should either get very anxious about something or thread a needle for Jake. Just don't piss off that camel.

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Thursday, November 25, 2021

Giving Thanks...For Peace and Quiet

Looks like Quinn's not having a great Thanksgiving, but on the bright side the Morgendorffers' holiday table will be much more peaceful. Until the in-laws show up, that is.

Here are a few Thanksgiving-themed Daria fics, although it's not an exhaustive list. If you know some that I've left out, please post them in the comments!

Fanfic Update!
  • Beach Party Invitation, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1): "Daria Morgendorffer approached the counter with trepidation. She didn’t know what the cafeteria staff were serving up today."

  • Bobbie Caller: College Years, by meesterlee (part 1): "The Texas school year isn’t like that of other states. Some places have the stereotypical start-up either when fall is in the air or when it’s starting to cool down."

  • Daria and Quinn, by wilddogjj (COMPLETE!): "Teddy's room did not look like an eight-year-old boy's room." (Part 3)

  • Daria in the Background (IC : Daria doesn't need glasses), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 3): "After distracting Kevin from the chips, Brittany again looked for Daria. She soon found her in a corner. ‘Of course!’ She went over to her. 'Daria?'"

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Year of the Owl, by Meester_Lee (part 47 - 49): "So. Valentine’s Day cards? Where to find them? Valentine’s Day was coming up and Daria wondered who might have them." (Part 48) (Part 49)

  • Fizzled Out, by Erin M. (part 4): "'Are you sure you really want to do this?' Tom asked as he and Jane walked down the abandoned hallways of Lawndale High towards the auditorium."

  • this be the chorus, by clytemnestras (COMPLETE!): "Trent may be slumped against the kitchen door like his bones were always supposed to fall that way, but Jane knows he's keeping his back to her on purpose."

  • Wheat Thinsgiving, by breitasparrow (COMPLETE!): "It was Thanksgiving week, and unlike most years, Jake decided he wanted to deep-fry a turkey Wednesday night."

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Have a Nutty, Nutty Holiday!

Jake's all set to celebrate National Cashew Day by eating the CEO of nuts. I think Daria will pass on this one, though, because I'm sure she's had more than her fill of nuts, thank you very much.

And happy anniversary to this very blog! It's been a long strange trip and I don't expect it to end anytime soon.

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Sunday, November 21, 2021

That Goth

Happy birthday to Marlo Thomas, born on this day in 1937 and portrayed reluctantly by Andrea on the right. I mean, you can feel the disdain rolling off that image, can't you?

Today is also False Confession Day, so why not confess to a crime you didn't commit? Oh, right--because of the jail time. Well, we can always confess to murdering Kevin Thompson. All the cool kids were doing it!

Fanfic Update!
  • Looking Her Best (IronChef: Val's Wrinkles), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'Out damn wrinkles, out I say!' Val snarled at her reflection, the elaborate mix of face creams having just been wiped away."

  • Mega Mall Mega Problems, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 3): "Ronnie wasn’t that surprised when the teacher called her to her desk. 'Yes, Miss Lane?'"

  • The Musician's Daughter, by wilddogjj (part 2): "In Middleton was a dive bar called "Wackjob's" that was a popular hangout with the students at Middleton College. It was Friday night and the place was packed. On stage were Trent, Jessie, Max and Nick. Trent walked up to the microphone."

Friday, November 19, 2021

No Toilets in the Woods, I'm Afraid!

Daria's spending some quality time with her good friend Talking Toilet for World Toilet Day, and I hope Jake's celebrating by checking the toilet paper supply before he sits down. We don't need another parade fiasco.

Today is also National Camp Day, so the Morgendorffers might make the ill-advised choice to spend another week-end in the woods. If so, Helen will definitely be checking the toilet paper supply before they go.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Take Some Bread Along on Your Hike!

Helen clearly isn't in the mood to celebrate Homemade Bread Day, but she's doing it anyway because that's just the kind of person she is. The kind who doesn't let common sense stand in the way of mindless busywork.

On the other hand, Mr. DeMartino will be pleased to know that today is also Take a Hike Day. Or he will when he gets back from his hike, because he wouldn't wait for Take a Hike Day for his hike--he hikes...wait for it...whenever he feels like it!

Fanfic Update!
  • Danny Morgendorffer, by st91 (parts 79 and 80): "Minimalist, Spartan, miserable. These were the adjectives that came to Daniel's mind when he walked into Caf√© Lawndale, formerly" (Part 80)

  • Dawson's Creek - Alternate Season 5 + Daria, by Son_of_a_Preacherman (part 5): "The Frat House was having a party. They had parties all the time, but this one was different. It had to be bigger and better than usual."

  • Quinn's Code 16: The Geek's Expose, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 3): "Jennifer rang the doorbell. As expected, Helen opened the door. 'Both Daria and Quinn are still asleep,' she said."

  • The Story of D – Facebook Edition (Iron Chef: Facebook episodes), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (COMPLETE!): "Helen Morgendorffer -> Rita Chalmers But, if Erin never loved him, why'd she marry him in the first place?"

  • 20 Minutes From Now..., by Erin M (part 1): "Uhhhh...what happened? This had better work, Mr. Ruttheimer."

  • A Visit From The Goon Squad, by Two-Eyed Charlie (COMPLETE!): "They were all seated around the Morgendorffer’s dinner table again, except this time there was a phone in the middle."

  • The Whitest Daria You Know, Presents: In Spirit of Hamlet (Scenes no Daria fanfic should have), by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "'We should congratulate him,' said Daria as she watched Tommy Sherman at work. 'He must have worked very hard to be a jerk this quickly.'"

Monday, November 15, 2021

But Don't Recycle Your Fashions!

I see Stacy and Sandi are celebrating America Recycles Day...or at least Stacy is. America might recycle, but Sandi is clearly a conscientious objector.

Today is also Clean Your Refrigerator Day, so might as well toss any old food while you're already getting your hands dirty. Don't worry about that red's probably just cranberry juice. Probably.

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Saturday, November 13, 2021


Jane's got the right idea for National Hug a Musician Day, although some might quibble at the description of Trent as a "musician." Still, any excuse for a family hug is a good one.

On a similar note, today is also Caregiver Appreciation Day. The question is, between Jane and Trent, who takes care of whom?

Fanfic Update!
  • C'est La Vie, by wilddogjj (part 1): "Quinn's Cadillac Escalade was heading towards JFK International Airport. Inside the SUV, Quinn was driving while Jim rode shotgun and the triplets were in the back."

  • Dawson's Creek - Alternate Season 5 + Daria, by Son_of_a_Preacherman (part 4): "'Hello listeners' Jen announced 'I'm here today with Charlie Todd, lead singer of Feel Loves Fury' 'Yo' 'And Mystik Spiral lead singer Trent Lane' 'Hi there'"

  • Godzilla: the Cowardly Cat, by Two-Eyed Charlie (COMPLETE!): "Daria Morgendorffer had started bringing her cat, Godzilla, to work a few months ago—right around the time her boss, David Wollgreen, decided that homes were things people other than his writing staff got to enjoy."

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Seems Uncultured to Wipe Your Mouth on Them....

Jane's stopping Jake before he tries to claim that World Origami Day is only for paper. Turns out cloth counts, too, so just enjoy Jane's awesome napkin duckies, okay?

Today is also Veterans Day, so be sure to thank a veteran and stay out of the way of the Holiday Island version.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Art and Reading Go Great Together!

Well, Jane is observing Go to an Art Museum Day but it doesn't look like she's having a good time. Then again, maybe picking on artwork she doesn't like is her idea of a good time. Who am I to judge?

Today is also Young Readers Day, which Daria has celebrated every day since she was young and able to read. Hey, we're all young at heart, right? So read a book!

Fanfic Update!
  • Bravo Zulu - A Lawndale High Story, by benson (part 3): "The sliver of rising sun peaked over the hills surrounding the valley. The morning dew would turn to frost in the coming months. For now, Lawndale's athletic field was still slick, the soil giving way under the running gait."

  • Come And Knock On Our Door, by ladyevil (part 4): "'Let’s go over here.' Vixx suggested when they got to the park. 'More shade.' The three people spying on them took the advantage of this to hide behind the trees."

  • Danny Morgendorffer, by st91 (part 78): "Thursday went by in an instant. Daniel was so busy choosing the best of his stories that he hardly noticed what happened around him."

  • Dawson's Creek - Alternate Season 5 + Daria, by Son_of_a_Preacherman (part 2): "Dawson arrived at Boston South way too early, but it was the only train he could get a short notice. Besides, he wanted to spend the full day there."

  • Fizzled Out, by Erin M (part 3): "Leonard Lamm was a handsome, well-dressed, outgoing, fairly pleasant 35-year old with an expensive watch and a way of putting anyone he was talking to at ease."

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Sounds Like a Good Way to Get Mauled

Well, Daria has a bear and it's Hug a Bear Day, but I think that particular bear is too small for a good hug. Unless today is actually Huggy Bear, but I wouldn't suggest hugging him either.

I hope everyone remembered to set their clocks back one hour for daylight saving! That is, everyone who lives in an area that still has to deal with this ridiculousness twice a year.

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Friday, November 5, 2021

Bollocks to Red Hair!

Quinn is admiring her very favorite redhead for National Love Your Red Hair Day, and being admired right back. I love those storybook romances, don't you?

Today is also Guy Fawkes Night, and interestingly, it turns out Guy Fawkes had red (or at least reddish-brown) hair! I'm pretty sure that's where any similarity between him and Quinn ends, though.

Fanfic Update!
  • Danny Morgendorffer, by st91 (parts 76 and 77): "Daniel hadn't expected to be welcomed with open arms, but he hadn't expected all that hostility to be there either." (Part 77)

  • Daria Cuckoos Egg, by meesterlee (part 6): "Quinn walked into the living room to find Renee was watching television. It was one of the Spanish-language channels again."

  • Dawson's Creek - Alternate Season 5 + Daria, by Son_of_a_Preacherman (part 1): "Melody Powers watched his chest rise and fall as he slept, and smiled."

  • Equestria Hurls, by Erin M (parts 1 and 2): "'This was NOT how I expected to be spending graduation!' Rarity cried as she threw her hands up, generating a large hexagonal crystal shield in front of her." (Part 2)

  • Fizzled Out, by Erin M (part 2): "A few days later, things started getting even more stupid and desperate at Lawndale High than usual. As Jane found out in English class."

  • The Game, by welltemperedclavier (COMPLETE!): "Oh, those brats had it coming!" (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4) (Part 5)

  • Prehistoric Giant Dragonflies, by Blake C Stacey (BlakeStacey) (COMPLETE!): "The skirt, Genevieve decided, was not her. She was not a skirt person, and this one in particular made her realize just how off the wrong length could actually look."

  • Reflections, by atiyatortilla (part 2): "A modern playlist was not what they'd agreed upon but Sandi knew better than to press Quinn on her music selection."

  • A Visit From The Goon Squad, by Two-Eyed Charlie (part 2): "It turned out that Carter’s plan was fool-proof. Or at least it was scary enough that MNC Financial actually agreed to it without much of a fight."

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

That is One Stressful Sandwich

I know that it's Sandwich Day, but I really don't think I'll ever be that desperate. I'll just make my own sandwich with fresh bread that has never touched Daria's butt. Sound good?

Today is also National Stress Awareness Day, and no one is more aware of stress than Jake. "Stressed? Why do people keep telling me I'm stressed? If I weren't stressed, I'd get stressed by everyone telling me I'm stressed!"

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Monday, November 1, 2021

Can We Just Eat the Toothpaste for Dinner?

Looks like Jake is celebrating the Morgendorffers' least favorite holiday, National Men Make Dinner Day! You know, I pick on Jake but at least he makes the effort. Helen serves so much frozen lasagna I'm assuming she holds shares in Stouffer's.

After you finish your Kitchen Sink Stew, remember to clean your teeth because it's also National Brush Day. I hope Trent finally found his own toothbrush, because he can't just keep borrowing Jane's. I mean, if nothing else it's just kind of gross.

Fanfic Update!
  • Afternoon off (Scenes no Daria fanfic should have), by JPAGC (COMPLETE!): "In her room, Daria was in her seven heavens. It was late afternoon, school was finished for the day, Helen had phoned saying she would be working late, Quinn was away in one of her friends houses, plotting the next week fashion commandments, and Jake was away on business until the next day."

  • Baby Fever, by wilddogjj (COMPLETE!): "Quinn and Jim were in bed. Jim was in shock because Quinn just dropped a major bombshell on him." (Part 3)

  • Come And Knock On Our Door, by ladyevil (part 3): "'Thanks for the ride, Alfred.' Daria told him as they entered the lobby of Playhouse 99."

  • Danny Morgendorffer, by st91 (parts 73 - 75): "That evening Daniel struggled to fall asleep. The discussion with his father resonated in a loop in his mind." (Part 74) (Part 75)

  • A Stunner, by Anonymous (COMPLETE!): "Daria came to the party dressed like Elton John at his Dodger Stadium show. She did it because no one expected her to do it, and she did it because she wanted to be a little daring."

  • Bats and Wolves, by hideousmirror (COMPLETE!): "'Nice costume!' A blood-stained doctor said to Daria. 'Thanks.' Daria said, ensuring to bare her frighteningly large and sharp teeth."

Saturday, October 30, 2021

It's Time for Pre-Halloween Festivities!

Young Daria is ready to go for National Trick or Treat Day, and I hope she gets plenty of candy. Or at least, I hope she gets more than Young Quinn does.

If candy isn't your thing, there's always Mischief Night. The Holiday Island version of Halloween will probably be participating, even though it's not technically her holiday. It's probably kind of like her hooligan cousin.

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Thursday, October 28, 2021

One Of My Favorite Holidays!

Daria and Tom are absolutely doing National Chocolate Day right. Not only are they eating chocolate, but it's chocolate that belongs to someone else! As Jane might say, unauthorized chocolate.

Today is also International Animation Day, which for Daria characters is every day. Except Trent, who is the opposite of animated.

Fanfic Update!
  • Baby Fever, by wilddogjj (part 1): "Quinn and Jim were in the checkout line loading groceries onto the conveyer belt. Behind them was a young brunette woman trying to soothe her crying baby."

  • Come And Knock On Our Door, by ladyevil (part 2): "Jane picked up the phone to see what Daria was up to and heard Trent on the extension. 'Yeah, the sun’ll be setting when the movie lets out.' she heard Trent say."

  • Daria: Dark Goddess (Iron Chef: Daria and the Gang and Halloween), by meesterlee (part 1): "'Jane, could I talk to you?' said Daria. 'Sure,' said Jane. 'Here or over pizza?'"

  • Fizzled Out, by Erin M (part 1): "January came to Lawndale like it usually did, cold and windy. The elevation of the town was too low for snow, but the winds came in like crazy, chilling everyone unlucky enough to be outdoors."

  • Origin Story, by Erin M (COMPLETE!): "I’ve always liked games. There’s a structure to them that appeals to me, with just enough of a random element to keep things from being boring and predictable."

  • Tell Me I'm a Wreck, by conquerlove (fullbrightness) (part 6): "After what feels like a year, I’m finally going in to see Trent and judge the damage for myself. Jane is still at his side, and her jerk of a boyfriend-I mean, mildly irritating boyfriend-goes into the room before I do to gently coax her out."

  • A Visit From The Goon Squad, by Two-Eyed Charlie (part 1): "So that was a bit embarrassing."

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Dawn is the New Spice Girl, Pumpkin Spice!

Dawn's ready for National Pumpkin Day...are you? Just for the record, you don't have to turn into a pumpkin to celebrate. I mean, unless you really want to. I'm not here to micromanage.

Today is also the anniversary of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral in 1881. It ended in much more bloodshed than the Okay To Cry Corral, but I'm sure it was also far less annoying.

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Sunday, October 24, 2021

Now Imagine Ruth and Mrs. Barksdale TOGETHER!

I'm going to guess that Mother-In-Law Day isn't one of Helen's favorite holidays, for obvious reasons. Of course, she doesn't have too much room to complain given that Jake's mother-in-law isn't so great, either.

Also on this day in 2000, Wraith posted an essay about "See Jane Run." Check it out if you haven't read it yet!

Fanfic Update!
  • Danny Morgendorffer, by st91 (parts 71 and 72): "'Come in.' Ms. Li said when she heard a knock on her office door. 'Oh, good morning Mr. Morgendorffer!' she said smiling when she saw her student." (Part 72)

  • Daria: Cuckoo's Egg, by meesterlee (part 5): "She’d tried. If she hadn’t been able to contact Jackie Handley, she’d managed to her mother. Maybe Jackie would call back, or maybe she wouldn’t. There wasn’t anything to do except wait. At least as far as Quinn was concerned."

  • Triplets Of Terror, by wilddogjj (COMPLETE!): "After they came back from trick-or-treating, the Carbone triplets sat around the kitchen table to take stock of the candy they've received. They'd gone from that to telling scary stories."

Friday, October 22, 2021

"Munch the nutty, nutty?"

Daria says that you are all welcome to celebrate National Nut Day, but if you think she's going to smile for you then you're nuts. Jake will, of course, be indulging in cashews--the CEOs of nuts!

Today is also the anniversary of the birth of Timothy Leary in 1920. I'm not sure where "they" are on replacing him, but I'll have to check with Coyote on that.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Sleep and Write...What a Great Day!

Trent is off to a great start for International Sloth Day, and if he can hold that pose for the rest of the day he'll be just fine. Odds are in his favor. For anyone in doubt about how to celebrate this holiday, follow Mr. DeMartino's advice: "Conserve your energy. Do as little as possible. Pretend you're in class!"

Today is also National Day on Writing, and I'm sure Daria will be writing today (as she does most days). Will she write about sloths? Only if those sloths kill a lot of communists.

Fanfic Update!
  • Come And Knock On Our Door, by ladyevil (part 1): "It was Saturday night at the Zon. 'Hi, we’re Mystic Spiral.' Trent said. 'But we’re thinking of changing the name. We’re gonna do a new song tonight. My friend Daria came up with the lyrics.'"

  • Danny Morgendorffer, by st91 (part 69 snd 70): "'Everything ok?' asked Charles when Daniel was back. 'Yes, just a talk with my little sister and her friends.' Daniel answered." (Part 70)

  • Daria: Cuckoos Egg, by meesterlee (parts 2 - 4): "The sedan drove down one of the main streets of the American suburb, paused, then turned right at a cross-street. It was a typical, non-descript American sedan, one with US GSA license plates, a not-uncommon sight closer to Washington, but not so much in Lawndale." (Part 3) (Part 4)

  • How To Say Goodbye And Mean It, by Two-Eyed Charlie (COMPLETE!): "TV was fine. Mystik Spiral’s concert was fine, in that very loose sense that meant nobody had caught on fire and Cage in a Rage didn’t start a hate-riot."

  • Sarcasm always wins, by EyeMidnight (part 1): "I'm thinking back to our move just a few days ago from Highland, TX to Lawndale, MD. It was a hell of a drive. Mom constantly on the phone, Dad cursing everything, Quinn being a nuisance."

  • Triplets Of Terror, by wilddogjj (parts 1 and 2): "Quinn and Daria are standing next to each other on stage and looking directly at the audience. Quinn: 'Hi, everyone. Before we start the show we feel it's necessary to begin with a little disclaimer.'" (Part 2)

  • Hamster Wheel (Linn's creative thread), by linnofthewoods (COMPLETE!): "It was about an hour after dinner, and Rose's orange and white hamster, Butterbean, emerged from her burrow."

Monday, October 18, 2021

Get Out the Shaving Cream!

Poor Mr. O'Neill is, as usual, completely off the mark. See, today is No Beard Day, and of course he picks today to show up with a beard. I mean, aside from Ms. Barch. Come to think of it, I don't think very many Daria characters have beards. I guess Trent's goatee counts, but that's the only main character with facial hair that comes to mind. Perhaps beards are a pain to animate?

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Saturday, October 16, 2021

Who's the Boss?

Eric is all a-flutter because he just remembered that it's National Boss's Day and he has to make sure that he asked Helen to send him a card. Knowing Helen, she already made Marianne do it.

Today is also World Food Day, so celebrate by eating food at some point today. I know I will!

Fanfic Update!
  • Career Daze, by wilddogjj (COMPLETE!): "Mrs. Donnelly is addressing her second grade class. The students include Rachel White, the Sloane Twins (Shane and Lexi), Mike Cucina, Steve Sullivan and the Carbone Triplets (Tommy, Timmy and Teddy)." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Danny Morgendorffer, by st91 (parts 67 and 68): "It started with a click. When Daniel turned the lights off, three observers appeared behind the two-way mirrored wall." (Part 68)

  • Fate For Breakfast, by Two-Eyed Charlie (part 1): "They knew this day would come eventually, and if everything went to plan, it wouldn’t be that big of a deal. Just big enough of a deal that Lawndale would know Jane Lane and Daria Morgendorffer had long memories and should quake in fear if they ever returned."

  • It's Alternative, by hideousmirror (part 1): "College life was just as dreary as high school was, well at least it was a little more freeing and the classes were more to her liking. But Daria Morgendorffer was just as miserable in Boston as she was in Lawndale."

  • Who Will Survive In America?, by ladyevil (COMPLETE!): "The ride home was dead silent with Daria in the back and her parents up front. 'If you want me to apologize,' Daria said. 'You’ll have to wait a long time.'"

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Be Bald and Fed!

Max the wannabe criminale is happy to celebrate Be Bald and Free Day, especially now that Jane has freed him and the rest of the band from the slammer. I'm glad he survived the harrowing experience, aren't you?

Speaking of "Speedtrapped," I hope Jesse still has some of that once-frozen cake, because it's National Dessert Day! Who wouldn't want cake that Jesse's been keeping in his pockets for most of a day? Aside from everyone, that is.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Frustrated Farmers, Unite!

Helen will not be pleased to learn that today isn't Farmer's's Old Farmer's Day. If Linda finds out about this, then Helen will never hear the end of it.

Today is also Moment of Frustration Day, which would be perfect for Mr. DeMartino except that there's no way he'll be able to limit himself to just one moment. Buckle up, folks.

Fanfic Update!
  • Danny Morgendorffer, by st91 (parts 64 - 66): "So it all comes down to this. Daniel thought as he sat down in one of the two black chairs placed in front of Ms. Li's desk." (Part 65) (Part 66)

  • Daria: Altar Girl (Iron Chef: Daria and the Gang and Halloween), by meesterlee (COMPLETE!): "Daria arrived at Mrs. Crowley’s house and rang the doorbell. She waited. Mrs. Crowley was wary about callers—and for good reason."

  • Daria's Great Adventure, by Daria's Great Adventure (part 41): "The sun had set while they were on the ground in Iceland. Since the plane flew faster than the sun moved across the sky, the party was treated to the sight of the sun rising again in the West where it had recently set."

  • a dorm room (like a hedge maze), by roseisreturning (COMPLETE!): "Like most bad decisions on the Raft campus, Jane and Daria’s starts on a Thursday night."

Sunday, October 10, 2021


It's World Mental Health Day, so be sure to take extra good care of yourself today. If you're feeling a little (or a lot) overwhelmed, take my advice and do not go to Quiet Ivy. That place is just awful.

If you know any unhappy drummers, then be sure to give them a nice warm embrace for National Hug a Drummer Day! Just not while they're in the middle of a solo. You could get seriously injured that way.

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Friday, October 8, 2021

Mystik Crocodile

I see Jesse has added "G'Day" to his monosyllabic vocabulary, in honor of Crocodile Dundee actor Paul Hogan's birthday. I guess if you can keep Nick and Max from killing each other at every gig, then wrestling crocodiles is no big deal.

Today is also the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire in 1871. I can't find any records stating whether or not Mrs. Leary's cow knocked a roll of paper towels onto a lit stove burner, but we should really look into it.

Fanfic Update!
  • Danny Morgendorffer, by st91 (part 63): "Sunday flew by. Before Daniel knew it, he and his sister were walking to school."

  • Five Minutes... (T.E. Charlie's "Bargain Bin"), by Two-Eyed Charlie (COMPLETE!): "'I promised myself I’d never do this 'again.” 'Do what, sweetie?' 'Wake up before noon.'"

  • Mourning in the 'Burbs, by Erin M (COMPLETE!): "A week and a half later, school was back in session. 'Ugh,' said Quinn as she and the Fashion Club headed down the hall toward the girls bathroom. 'This heat is making my lip gloss all runny!'"

  • The Price Of Love, by wilddogjj (COMPLETE!): "We see the whole family (Quinn, Jim, the boys and Daria) eating dinner. Suddenly, the door bell rings. Jim: 'Get the door, Tommy.'"

  • Who Will Survive In America?, by ladyevil (part 8): "'So then Kevin told Mrs. Rand he didn’t do his fucking homework.' Daria was telling Jane at lunch. 'He’s got detention for a week, but we all know Gibson’s going to do something about that.'"

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Why is a QB Like a Writing Desk?

I see Kevin is in fine form for Mad Hatter Day (note the 10/6 on the hat), but I think I should point out that mad and dopey are two different things. Still, points for finally taking off those shoulder pads.

Today is also National Coaches Day, so Quinn wants you all to "swim, you cow! Swim!" However, you should feel free to ignore her unless you are, in fact, a cow. Moo.

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Monday, October 4, 2021

And Don't Get Me Started on the Pants

I just can't believe Jesse's outfit for National Golf Day. I mean, the guy who hates shirts is wearing not only a shirt, but a sweater vest. Even Max is starting to look cool by comparison.

Speaking of awful things, it was on this day in 2007 that Daria put in an appearance on Drawn Together...but we don't talk about that.

Fanfic Update!
  • Danny Morgendorffer, by st91 (part 62): "'Oh! Hell Mr. Landon, Mrs. Landon. I'm sorry I didn't notice you.' Daniel said, taken by surprise."

  • Equestria Hurls, by Erin M (part 1): "'This was NOT how I expected to be spending graduation!' Rarity cried as she threw her hands up, generating a large hexagonal crystal shield in front of her. A multicolored streak of light crashed into the shield, dissipating along the facets."

  • Finding Brittany, by meesterlee (parts 1 and 2): "'This world was a bust,' said Tara, gathering their gear together for the translation back to Central." (Part 2)

  • Mourning in the 'Burbs, by Erin M (part 6): "Helen’s face visibly fell for a brief second when she saw Jane and Trent standing on the front step of the Morgendorffer house, but she quickly recovered."

  • A Simple Field Trip, by macross (part 1): "'Ms. Morgendorffer will you please get a move on, and take a seat?' Daria jerked her head back in surprise at the sound of her Principal Ms. Angela Lee. She had been lost in thought and had been standing in the charter bus aisle far too long."

  • Teddy's Muse, by wilddogjj (COMPLETE!): "Jamie has just shown up at the house and explained that his daughter, Rachel, has been upset all afternoon. Now, Jamie, Quinn and Jim were in the home office discussing the issue with Teddy."

  • You’ve got the Fizz...You’ve got the POWAH! (T.E. Charlie's "Bargain Bin"), by Two-Eyed Charlie (COMPLETE!): "The Earth, doing its usual spinning thing, out in the blackness of space. The camera starts to zoom in as THE NARRATOR begins to tell us what the hell, exactly, is going on."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes no Daria fanfic should have), by ladyevil (COMPLETE!): "The next day, Ms. Barch was teaching science. 'OK, students.' She said. 'Let’s talk about chemical composition. If I had two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom, what would I have?' No one answered."