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 CafĂ© 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."