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√©, alt.lawndale.com,' 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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