Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Care for a Feisty Beer?


Upchuck is taking the opportunity of World Bartender Day to offer everyone a few cold ones. Of course, there is no amount of beer goggles that would make Upchuck attractive, so I fear he's wasting his time.

Speaking of eyewear, today is also the anniversary of the episode "Through a Lens Darkly" on this day in 1999. Turns out the world is just as lame viewed through contact lenses as it is through glasses. Sorry, Daria!

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Monday, February 22, 2021

Could Someone Please Reboot Brittany?


Brittany's trying to celebrate World Thinking Day, but I think it was a little too much for her. She should have started out smaller. Maybe National Thinking Day? Statewide Thinking Day? Area the Size of a Shoebox Thinking Day?

Today is also Walking the Dog Day, but please be careful not to walk any dogs while Daria's having a driving lesson.

Fanfic Update!
  • American Idiot, by Lady Evil (part 7): "After school the next day, Daria, Jane and Alfred were watching TV in Jane’s room. 'And now, back to Sick, Sad World.' said the announcer."

  • Birds of a Feather (Random Pairing Challenge 2021), by Kristen Bealer (COMPLETE!): "Jodie lay back on her bed and listened to her favorite song. Of course, whatever Travis chose to sing was always her favorite song, and today was no exception."

  • Convergence on Lawndale, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 2): "The Doctor thought about what Quinn had asked. He ran the sonic over the Zero Point Energy device and the table device it was powering. 'Hmm.'"

  • Daria and the Bimbo Ray, by Meester_Lee (COMPLETE!): "'You’ll never get away with this, you bastard!' Daria shouted, struggling against the bonds on the metal chair."

  • Daria's Great Adventure, by dmsfanman (part 37): "Daria checked Tom's connections on his spacesuit. These were the new lighter weight models, since no extra vehicular activity (EVA) was scheduled on the flight back to Earth."

  • The Day the Spiral Died (Linn's short stories (or ficlets, drabbles...)), by linnofthewoods (COMPLETE!): "It was another Saturday night, and that meant Trent Lane was going to perform with his band, The Mystikal Explosion, at Ruttheimer's."

  • New Faces (Linn's short stories (or ficlets, drabbles...)), by linnofthewoods (part 1): "Rose's first week performing at Ruttheimer's passed by very quickly, but she was expecting it to."

  • Papa Trent (Life Goes On), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "At a place called Kara's Wild Family Fun Center there was a party going on. Inside the main building there was a banquet hall directly adjacent to the arcade." (Part 2) (Part 3)

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Who's a Good Boy? Who's a Good Boy?


Leary is looking especially lovable for Love Your Pet Day, although I'm sure the Yeagers are too busy taking on Rainbow Hammocks to give him their full attention. If you have a pet, give them some extra love today!

Also, send a little love to Daria voice actor Amy Bennett, who turns 46 today! Bennett was the voice of characters Mrs. Johansen and (of course!) Mrs. Bennett.

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Don't Look Now, but Kafka's Feeling Jealous!


Daria's all dolled up in her finest in honor of the anniversary of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which was published in the United States on this day in 1885. I absolutely get why Daria would be a Twain fan--they have the same dry sense of humor--but her strong opinions on Huckleberry Hound came as a bit of a surprise.

Also on this day in 2000, we got to see "Behind the Scenes with Daria" and, if you didn't, then I guess you're out of luck because there appear to be no clips, transcripts, or anything like that. Can anyone point me to anything more substantial than the occasional online reference?

Fanfic Update!
  • American Idiot, by Lady Evil (parts 5 and 6): "At Daria's house, the family was eating dinner while raptly listing to Quinn prattle on about how wonderful her day was, Well, the parents were, anyway." (Part 6)

  • Blocked (Linn's short stories (or ficlets, drabbles...)), by linnofthewoods (COMPLETE!): "Trent and Rose Lane had spent a wonderful month as newlyweds. They were continuing to happily settle into their new life and new routines."

  • Cat in the Cradle (Linn's short stories (or ficlets, drabbles...)), by linnofthewoods (COMPLETE!): "It was 11:30 AM. Many of New York City's denizens had been hustling since before dawn, but not Trent Lane."

  • Daria: Winter Is Coming, by Meester_Lee (part 24): "The nurses at the hospital’s Emergency Room finally got around to checking Ben back in as a patient over an hour and a half after he’d been taken there by ambulance."

  • I STAY, by O-L-D-D (part 4): "‘Okay this is not good; this is not good at all. Why did you even come here -you don’t know any of these people, not really! You think you’re smarter than them but you’re not, dammit! What does that even mean? Being smart doesn’t mean shit and you’re an idiot for thinking so!’"

  • Job Dissatisfaction (Life Goes On), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "On 50th street directly across from Radio City Music Hall is 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)." (Part 2)

  • Mack and Joey: How They Met, Dated, Married, and Wound Up Working In a Certain Industry... (Random Pairing Challenge 2021), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "When our fans first found out that we both went to the same high school, the question that was asked was if we had dated back then."

  • Mi Amiga (Creative Writing - My class submissions), by neonhomer (part 2): "I can’t believe I spent an hour on the phone talking to someone, much less a girl! The conversation started off really awkward. I think she was as nervous as I was."

  • Opportunity Rings (Linn's short stories (or ficlets, drabbles...)), by linnofthewoods (parts 1 - 3): "Phew! Rose thought as she was finally able to relax for the evening after cooking dinner for her parents, followed by cleaning the whole kitchen." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: The Closing Walls of Schloss Morgendorffer and Casa Lane), by Lord Goring (COMPLETE!): "'Hey Jane' 'Bonsour. To what do I owe the please of your phone call, m'amie?'"

  • Wizards Off the Coast (General "Daria in Morrowind" Thread), by welltemperedclavier (COMPLETE!): "They called Sadrith Mora a city, but it looked more like a fungal nightmare that had erupted and grown until it covered half of the rocky island it called home."

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Daria, Do NOT Try For Any Beads!


Daria, Tad, and Tom don't seem particularly interested in the parade, but that's just because it's nothing compared to the usual celebrations you'd see today for Mardi Gras. Of course, these aren't usual times, so maybe a scaled-down version is better anyway.

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Arts 'N Crass," which aired on this day in 1998. It was the first episode of the second season, and followed the Daria Day marathon, which gave us all kinds of fun behind-the-scenes insights. For example, the Morgendorffers don't eat lasagna; they eat concentrated protein and starch nutrition squares. And now you know!

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Sunday, February 14, 2021

Hearts and Wheels


Cupid hopes everyone is having a super-romantic Valentine's Day, but reminds you that if you aren't, there's always the Love Taser! (My advice: don't accept his offer.) Daria has already shared her thoughts on this particular holiday.

Today is also Ferris Wheel Day, so why not surprise your sweetie with a ride that goes around in circles? Try not to share a car with Stacy, though. That's a real romance-killer.

Fanfic Update!
  • American Idiot, by Lady Evil (parts 3 and 4): "Alfred’s favorite fast food hamburger was actually Whataburger, but those were hard to come by this far north." (Part 4)

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Year of the Owl, by Meester_Lee (part 42): "Daria put the coins in the slot and then dialed the operator. She looked around to see if there were any Muggles close enough to overhear her reading the numbers off her credit card."

  • Doctor Who - Changes in Time and Space, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 10): "Kiara saw Felicia enter the elevator, after the culprit had used another. Unfortunately there were only two elevator doors on that floor."

Friday, February 12, 2021

Four Score and Many More Years Ago....


President's Day is celebrating half of itself because today is Abraham Lincoln's Birthday! That's gotta be a little weird, honestly. Does one of the presidents get jealous on the other's birthday? Do they even distinguish between the two anymore? So many questions.

Today is also the anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth in 1809. Darwin, who revolutionized the scientific world with his research and theories on evolution, would be stunned by the lack of development of some of Daria's classmates.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Under Her Umbrella...ella!


Not sure if Andrea is looking up to see if it's raining or just rolling her eyes because Umbrella Day is a kind of ridiculous holiday. I guess it's cool because it props up the vital umbrella industry? Anyway, stay dry if it rains by utilizing a shielding device of some kind!

Fanfic Update!
  • American Idiot, by Lady Evil (part 2): "Alfred took a seat in the history class. He took off 'Texas' for one good polish with his shirt tail and psyched himself up."

  • Bearing the Summer, by Lady Evil (COMPLETE!): "The last day of camp, everyone was in the parking lot, saying their good-byes, or just whining like Skip."

  • Mysteries of Lawndale 03: Night of the Coffee House, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 7): "Jane got to her homeroom in time. 'A Little tardy Lane!' Miss Morris grouched."

  • The Summer of My Ashlander Nomad (General "Daria in Morrowind" Thread), by welltemperedclavier (COMPLETE!): "Daria first started practicing the arcane a week after her return from Caldera."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Bojack Horseman is a Sequel to Daria and Diane is in Fact Daria), by waldnorm (part 1): "Well it looks like my past may finally have caught up with me."

Monday, February 8, 2021

John Jacob Jingleheimer RUN!


Better pay your cookie debts now, because it doesn't look like those cute little girls are going to take no for an answer on National Girl Scout Cookie Day. Jane, I'm looking at you. Pay the girls before they tear you apart!

Then again, those Girl Scouts should be defending their turf because today is also National Boy Scout Day. I do not want to see that fight go down. Sugar and spice my ass.

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Saturday, February 6, 2021

Quack! We're Going on a HIKE!


Mr. DeMartino is leading the way for Lame Duck Day, except that those ducks are clearly able to walk and therefore are not lame. Honestly, this was just an excuse to post that alter ego, which I find adorable.

Today is also Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day, and I'm sure Mack the Ice Cream Man will be around shortly to make sure everyone has their full serving for the most important meal of the day!

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Year of the Owl, by Meester_Lee (part 41): "Daria woke up not long after sunrise the next morning. Not that waking up that early made her an early-riser: the sun rose late and set early in this latitude."

  • The Salt in Our Stars (General "Daria in Morrowind" Thread), by welltemperedclavier (COMPLETE!): "Synda Grilvayn no longer liked to be seen."

  • Shameless Self Insert Into Daria, by James the Lesser (part 7): "Daria ignores the others as they walk over to Jane's. 'What are you going to do Jane? Without a partner you have to do all the work.'"

  • Star Trek: Voyager: Q Junior's Lessons, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 4): "Janeway knew she didn’t have much choice, but she knew turning the Princess over to that fleet wasn’t a good idea."

  • Sunspots, by atiyatortilla (part 3): "Brittany’s house put the simple one-story Jane shared with her brother to shame. The mansion was located in a subdivision that Jane didn’t even know existed - an area that seemed out of place in a town as unassuming as Lawndale."

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Guess It's Time for the Annual Morgendorffer Housecleaning!


Helen has clearly misunderstood the point of Create a Vacuum Day, but in her defense this seems like a difficult holiday to celebrate under normal circumstances. So, kudos for the effort, Helen! Now get back to the law firm before they notice you're missing.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Charlie's Groundhogs


Looks like Quinn's rethinking her hairstyle choice, even if it was super popular when the late Farrah Fawcett, born on this day in 1947, wore it. Still, an Angel's gotta do what an Angel's gotta do. Even if it isn't fashionable anymore.

If you're wondering what the future holds for weather, you could always ask a large rodent his opinion because it's Groundhog Day and, why not? I've heard of weirder things, anyway.

Fanfic Update!
  • Bearing the Summer, by Lady Evil (part 29): "'Bless me, Mother, I have sinned.' 'Yes, my child.' 'Mother, I was tempted today to leave the order.'"

  • Into Dust, by gracelikesdaria (part 1): "The red numbers blinked viciously at Daria as she strained her neck to check her alarm clock from her position on the floor, the movement becoming the only sign of life to be witnessed from her in the past half hour."

  • Sunspots, by atiyatortilla (part 2): "Two weeks into the school year and Jane hadn’t spontaneously combusted. Yet."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Comrade Mad Dog), by welltemperedclavier (COMPLETE!): "It always started with the hydrangeas. Him and his buddies, sitting there in stifling, comforting boredom while the old ladies droned on and on about flowers, the thick rain outside making a rat-tat-tat not quite like machine gun fire on the hotel's windows."