Monday, May 31, 2021

Your Lungs and Ears Will Thank You!

Heather needs to put out that cigarette because today is World No Tobacco Day! Also, it's bad for her health and expensive, and she needs to save that money to pay Daria to write her term papers.

While we're on the subject of health and well-being, today is also Save Your Hearing Day. It's too late for poor Mrs. Blaine, but the rest of us can protect our ears by...well, not listening to Mystik Spiral would be a good start.

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Saturday, May 29, 2021

Anyone in the Mood to Fall on Your Ass in a Pile of Garbage?

I don't think Willow and Helen are enjoying Learn About Composting Day, but Coyote and Jake are having a great time! Or at least, they were having a great time until they got several pounds of compost dumped on their heads by some very annoyed wives. Those women...always getting liberated.

Fanfic Update!
  • Confessing Your Quinns (The Carbones), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "Quinn and her husband, Jim, were seated on a couch that was directly across the coffee table from where Dr. Barone was sitting. Jim's therapist had pitched the idea of treating them as a couple for a few sessions. Jim liked the idea and Quinn agreed, so here they were having their first couples session." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Daria: College Pains The Junior Year, by James the Lesser (part 2): "Amalia shows up at her old workplace. She sees Big Bob and waves nervously to him. 'Hi Bob. Um, hi.'"

  • Flames, by atiyatortilla (part 5): "Pizza had always been a mainstay in their relationship. It provided them with a solid foundation whenever they found themselves in unstable territory…which happened more often than Daria was willing to admit."

  • Jake, Jake Fragment and Shake, by EntrancedCat (COMPLETE!): "Chalk squeaked on the blackboard as the instructor finished his notes. Captain Fawcett slowly turned to face the class of cadets, his cane thumping a bit on the well polished hardwood floor of his History classroom." (Part 2)

  • Living in America, by Lady Evil (parts 3 and 4): "At Lawndale High, Daria, Alfred and Jane were standing at the lockers. 'So instead of saying, "Don't come home so late," now they've created some elaborate punishment system.' Daria said." (Part 4)

  • Love Rollercoaster (Linn's short stories (or ficlets, drabbles...)), by Linnofthewoods (COMPLETE!): "Reactions of other parkgoers stranded up in the air on the Brooklyn Flyer varied, but of course none of them were at all pleased with the situation. For about twenty minutes some had been shouting, 'Get us down from here!'"

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: The Closing Walls of Schloss Morgendorffer and Casa Lane), by WacoKid (COMPLETE!): "'What's wrong, Daria?' 'I'm worried about my sister.'"

Thursday, May 27, 2021

No, Dog! Bad!

Stacy's not doing a very good job celebrating Sun Screen Day, because look at those tan lines! Of course, I could easily see the Fashion Club going for the lowest possible SPF to ensure they get a nice crispy tan in the summer. Who cares about UV rays and skin cancer, anyway?

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Hey, Hoopy Froods!

Looks like Mrs. Johanssen knows where her towel is, which is important anytime but especially today, on Towel Day. I wonder if the monogrammed towel means that her first name starts with an "M" or if it actually stands for "Mrs."

Today is also Tap Dance Day, but I think Daria will sit this one out. The last thing she needs is to fall mid-step and give Quinn another reason to laugh at her.

Fanfic Update!
  • Body Negativity (The Carbones), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "Quinn and Nicole are chatting over lunch in the city. Nicole is telling Quinn about her day at work." (Part 3)

  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (parts 64 and 65): "It started with a click. When Daniel turned the lights off, three observers appeared behind the two-way mirrored wall." (Part 65)

  • Living in America, by Lady Evil (parts 1 and 2): "At the Zon, Mystic Spiral was performing their new song." (Part 2)

  • Love Rollercoaster (Linn's short stories (or ficlets, drabbles...)), by Linnofthewoods (part 1): "'Tell me again why we're here?' Daria sighed to Jane just after they entered Coney Island Amusement Park with Trent and Rose. The sickeningly happy couple was just ahead of them and wouldn't have looked out of place in a cheesy '90s deodorant commercial."

Sunday, May 23, 2021

At Least Her Ex Won't Leave Her Quickly

Ms. Barch doesn't seem to like male turtles any more than she likes human ones, at least judging by her expression for World Turtle Day. Wait--cold-blooded, tough exterior, and part of a non-monogamous relationship? Maybe Barch has more in common with turtles than I thought.

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Friday, May 21, 2021

She Does Have a Mouth on Her....

Andrea freaking dares you to mock her new part-time job for National Waiters and Waitresses Day. Just try it. Meanwhile, Daria is still thinking about starting that new life as a waitress. If only the job didn't involve talking know...people.

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "One J at a Time," which aired on this day in 2001. Never mind the A-plot of Quinn trying to choose a steady boyfriend; I could watch an entire episode of Jake and the boys having squirrel-related hi-jinks!

Fanfic Update!
  • Body Negativity (The Carbones), by WildDogJJ (part 1): "Quinn was seated at the vanity in the master bedroom brushing her hair and getting ready to start her day. Finally, she stopped brushing."

  • A c0da to Live By (General "Daria in Morrowind" Thread), by welltemperedclavier (COMPLETE!): "Andril Golthyn, once Dimartani, lived to serve. They said that the evil within Red Mountain was no more. Yet Andril watched all the same."

  • Daria in the Background (IC : Daria doesn't need glasses), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 3): "Daria walked towards Brittany’s mansion. She had already seen several of her fellow students as she had walked through the gated estate."

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Do the Morgendorffers Even EAT Vegetables?

Helen's a little too prepared for World Plant a Vegetable Garden Day, I see. Helen, just buy a few tomato plants and call it a day, okay? If she really wants to go all-in, I'd suggest she ask the Dewitt-Clinton family for some pointers. If she can get through the cornfield, anyway.

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Monday, May 17, 2021

But He Wanted to Take a Sunrise and Sprinkle it With Dew!

Poor Nathan thought today was Rat Pack day, but actually it's Pack Rat Day! Too bad; he had the pants and everything. Still, this would be a good day for Jake and Helen to finally finish cleaning out the garage. They've still got a few arguments left in them, I'm sure.

Today is also the extended deadline for federal income tax filing, so if you haven't gotten that done yet, then...good luck.

Fanfic Update!
  • American Beauty, by Lady Evil (parts 4 and 5): "At lunchtime in the cafeteria, Alfred yelled 'Yo, Jamie! Think fast!' Jamie was better at catching than Upchuck and Alfred remembered to hold back just a little this time." (Part 5)

  • Old Shames (Linn's short stories (or ficlets, drabbles...)), by Linnofthewoods (COMPLETE!): "The next afternoon, Rose's normally nocturnal hamster, Butterbean, had woken up. She wanted out of her enclosure, so Rose was giving her some supervised free roaming time in the bathroom."

  • Once Upon a Time...., by Kristen Bealer (COMPLETE!): "'I don't have anything to read!' The plaintive voice of six-year-old Daria Morgendorffer interrupted her parents' evening routine of 'just a few more minutes of work' (Helen) and 'just one more martini to unwind' (Jake)."

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Head in the Clouds...or Nowhere at All!

I don't think Tiffany is the most likely person to celebrate Astronomy Day; I'd be shocked if she could even spell "astronomy." Still, she's about the flightiest character on the show, so maybe that's appropriate after all?

Back on Earth, today is International Day of Families. I'm not sure many Daria characters will be interested in this one; dysfunctional seems to be the rule rather than the exception there. Maybe some of the Lanes will send each other postcards?

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Thursday, May 13, 2021

The Luck o' the Ditzy!

Tiffany's doing a jig for Leprechaun Day, which really seems like an odd holiday to me. Don't the leprechauns get enough love on St. Patrick's Day? I feel like the Holiday Island version of Leprechaun Day is probably a St. Patrick's Day hanger-on.

Fanfic Update!
  • American Beauty, by Lady Evil (part 3): "At Lawndale High, Tiffany and Sandi had bandages over their noses when Quinn approached them. 'I'm really mad at you guys.' she said."

  • Bad Day in Balmora (General "Daria in Morrowind" Thread), by welltemperedclavier (COMPLETE!): "Red Mountain fumed in the north and Balmora’s people fumed in the streets."

  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (part 63): "'Well, here we are.' Leo said. 'The mall of millennium.' Jay added."

  • Doctor Who - Changes in Time and Space, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (interlude 2): "A quarter of an hour later, the companions met the Doctor in the console room."

  • Old Shames (Linn's short stories (or ficlets, drabbles...)), by Linnofthewoods (part 1): "It was Jeffrey's turn to do the laundry in the house Trent shared with his bandmates. He'd been carrying a basket collecting dirty clothes, and his last stop was Trent's room."

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Anyone Got any Pepto?

Okay, I think Daria and Jane should have scaled back a bit. See, it's Eat What You Want Day, but it's still wise to limit the quantity to a reasonable amount. Indigestion is still a thing no matter what day it is.

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Sunday, May 9, 2021

Mom, Have You Seen My Sock?

Daria and Jane are observing Lost Sock Memorial Day, although I still think Jane's shirt is a strange place for a memorial. Anyway, let's all observe a moment of silence for all of the socks that we'll never see again.

I should point out that today is both Mother's Day, to celebrate all of our moms, and National Babysitters Day, to give all our moms a break. Have a good one, everyone out there who is--or has--a mother!

Fanfic Update!
  • American Beauty, by Lady Evil (parts 1 and 2): "At Lawndale High, Sandi was talking to Joey, Jeffy, and Jamie in the hallway. 'So I said, "Sure, it's a nice car. Do you have enough gas to get to Loserville?"'" (Part 2)

  • Clockwork (Iron Chef: Turning 40), by atiyatortilla (COMPLETE!): "Time was something that Jodie Landon never seemed to have enough of."

Friday, May 7, 2021


Kevin's ready to blast off on a galactic adventure on National Space Day, and I can't think of a more deserving candidate. Look, I'm not going to tell him if you won't.

I'm hoping he's fully dressed in that cannon, though, because today is also National No Pants Day and I really wouldn't put it past him. Someone tell Jake not to celebrate this holiday while singing songs in front of his bedroom window.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Holy Daria on a Bike!

Daria's got the right idea, not only because she's on a bike for Bike to School Day but also because she opted for pants instead of a skirt while riding that bike. I mean, you never know when Upchuck might be lurking, you know?

This is also Cinco de Mayo, a Mexican holiday celebrated widely by Americans, many of whom don't know anything about the holiday aside from the drinking involved. You just know that Kevin's super into this one.

Fanfic Update!
  • Call Of The Mild (The Carbones), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "Daria and Quinn watch as Jim's Camaro is being loaded onto the back of a wrecker." (Part 3)

  • The Creation of Beauty, by Crow Jones (part 4): "'So why did you want to see me after class Daria? Did you want to grab some Pizza again? Grab some books at the bookstore?' Lapis said."

  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (part 62): "Daniel was walking toward the school exit when Quinn joined him. 'I heard you were called in Ms. Li's office! What happened?' she asked worriedly."

  • madame aquarius at lawndale high, by madameaquarius (COMPLETE!): "(Jake is driving his daughters to school; Quinn is riding shotgun, Daria is in the back seat)"

  • The Past in the Present (Linn's short stories), by Linnofthewoods (COMPLETE!): "Trent and Jane woke up uncharacteristically early the next morning (before ten, anyway)." (Epilogue)

  • Young Americans, by Lady Evil (part 6): "Harriet tried to look dry eyed when she went up to Daria. 'Daria, I need to talk to you alone a moment.' She said, leading her away from the group."

Monday, May 3, 2021

Who Ya Gonna Call? Not Them!

The boys are ready to take on any malicious spirits that show up for National Paranormal Day, but I really don't think this is the ideal team. I mean, Mack is the only one even remotely competent. That said, I would read the heck out of this fanfic, wouldn't you?

Today is also the anniversary of Daria's minor cameo in the comic strip Luann in 1999. A cartoon in a cartoon? I don't think my brain can handle such a thing!

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Saturday, May 1, 2021

Trent Should Write Him a Jingle to Cheer Him Up!

Although I hate to ruin Happy Herb's happy mood, I should point out that while today is Herb Day, the herbs in question are of the planted variety, not the shady car salesman type. Sorry, Herb!

Today is also Free Comic Book Day, and I'm sure Kevin will be lining up to get his copy of Ratboy! I know we have a handful of comic book enthusiasts in our fandom, so enjoy!

Fanfic Update!
  • Call Of The Mild (The Carbones), by WildDogJJ (part 1): "Quinn, Daria, Jim, Tommy and Teddy are seated in the audience. Timmy is notably absent. Quinn has a proud smile on her face."

  • The Cantons of Vivec ( General "Daria in Morrowind" Thread), by welltemperedclavier (COMPLETE!): "Contiminus Merro, first Imperial to visit Vivec City and come back to write about it, described the place as '... a city of shrines and saints that lies within hollow mountains rising from the churning sea, built by the living god Vivec as a home for his followers.'"

  • Daria on the Trail (Daria Landing In Another Fanfiction: An Experiment), by Meester_Lee (part 4): "The Orricks laughed. 'You know, you’re the first Yankee we’ve met on the Trail who knows about such things. Yes, we will grant you Guest Right.'"

  • Flames, by atiyatortilla (part 4): "There was no greater feeling than breaking in a new pair of shoes and Tom was taking full advantage of the first official week of his summer break."

  • The Past in the Present (Linn's short stories), by Linnofthewoods (part 4): "Amanda, Trent, and Jane settled into a booth at Saffron, a favorite Indian restaurant of theirs. It smelled wonderfully fragrant in there, and the lighting was warm and comforting."

  • Sleeping With The Frenemy (The Carbones), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "Jim's angry because Daria's new boyfriend, Rocco, is a longtime enemy of his. Not helping matters is the fact that Rocco's so manipulative as to actually have Daria thinking he's a great guy."

  • Young Americans, by Lady Evil (part 5): "'I’m telling you, sweetie.' Silvia said to Daria. 'You have got to try an authentic Sicilian pizza one of these days. A true sfincione has a fluffy crust and is covered in fresh tomato sauce and both toma and caciocavallo cheeses. When you have had a slice of sfincione, then you can say you’ve had pizza.'"