Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Hooray for Teachers!

Mr. DeMartino and Mrs. Bennett are stunned to learn that today is World Teacher’s Day, and I don't blame them. It's not like they're accustomed to being appreciated in even the most token ways.

Today is also International Walk to School Day, which as far as I can tell was every school day for Daria and Jane. I hope they thank their teachers when they arrive! Someone ought to.

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Monday, October 3, 2022

Because His Ego Wasn't Big Enough Already?

I see the whole team has gotten in on celebrating National Kevin Day, but as far as Kevin is concerned every day is all about him. Just don't tell Mr. DeMartino about the holiday...I'm not sure he would survive the angry outburst.

Today is also Mean Girls Day, and I have no doubt that the Fashion Club has this one covered. As usual.

Fanfic Update!
  • All American Rejects, by Lady Evil (part 6): "Upchuck didn’t find the 1985 California Raisins posable erasers from Burger World he was looking for. However, he did find a booth selling non-posable PVC figurines, including the ones Hardee’s gave away in 1988 and a four foot Michael Jackson raisin going for the ripe price of ten dollars."

  • Bravo Zulu - A Lawndale High Story, by benson (part 4): "As Jane and Kevin wandered about the campus, putting together their ideas, the first school buses started to arrive."

  • Crystal Claw, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (parts 21 - 23): "The fallen leaves were flying in a cold October wind, it was a quite silent and peaceful morning at Lawndale, countless ravens were flying between the parks and trees and Ella Anne looked up to admire how the vast open sky was just starting to get all cloudy and gray." (Part 22) (Part 23)

  • Her Last Words, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (part 43): "Lawndale and all of Pennsylvania, just like virtually everywhere else in the United States of America, soon descended into angst, almost anarchy and severe chaos after the presidential address had been interrupted by these unknown terrorists known as Vail of Angst."

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Know Any Good Songs About Cookies?

I guess Rita and Helen are technically celebrating National Homemade Cookies Day, because they're making the cookies. At home. So I'll give it to them, even though I'd be more tempted to eat the cookie dough and forget the baking part. I'm sure I'm not the only one!

Today is also International Music Day, and I suppose Mystik Spiral practicing today would count as celebrating this one. Again, technically. But we all know they're not going to get any practice in today, unless arguing counts as practice.

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Watch Out For Those Dark Circles!

I'm not sure if that's coffee Daria's drinking (especially because at one point during that scene her mug is a glass instead), but let's pretend it is because today is National Coffee Day! Don't tell Quinn, though. She'd be devastated.

Still, Daria should take it easy because today is also World Heart Day, and too much caffeine can't be good for her. Especially since she has a family history of heart attacks.

Fanfic Update!
  • Crystal Claw, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (part 20): "'Hello mom!' Ella Anne called out happily, even standing up fast so that she could pull a chair for the sleepy Helen to sit down- 'As you can see, breakfast is ready! Nothing special, but I hope you like this special recipe of mine... I trust you slept well?'"

  • Doctor Who - Changes in Time and Space, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 5.2): "The TARDIS materialised outside the town. 'The Old West,' the Doctor said. 'That’s good. Haven’t been there for a while,' Felicia said."

  • Navel Gazing for Fun and Profit, by entrancedcat (COMPLETE!): "Upchuck - Feisty...lady! Daria - No, I won't show you my belly button."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes no Daria fanfic Should Have: How did We survive?), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'Dad, why are we at the bank at this hour?' Daria asked as she follow Jake into the First Central Gotham Bank."

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Thank You, Chocolate Cows!

Awww, look at Quinn all decked out for National Scarf Day! Unless she's hiding another neck zit, which would not be nearly as cute.

Today is also National Chocolate Milk Day, which means that if Kevin's been sidelined from the football team he should feel doubly welcome to down a few Yoo-Hoos. Not that there's ever a bad time to have chocolate milk, of course.

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Sunday, September 25, 2022

Maybe Cooking is Good Therapy?

Today is National Psychotherapy Day, not "Psycho Therapy" day. We're celebrating the importance of mental health care, not an admittedly-funny-but-not-a-great-look-for-the-mental-health-profession Daria episode.

This is also National Cooking Day, but please don't tell Jake about it. I think his family has suffered enough, haven't they?

Friday, September 23, 2022

Let's Hear It For the Red-Haired Dogs!

Please don't tell Quinn that today is Redhead Appreciation Day. She already appreciates herself more than enough for everyone! To all the real-life redheads out there in fandom, we appreciate you! And we'll try not to judge you by the behavior of Quinn or Upchuck.

Today is also National Checkers Day, and before you assume I'm going to make a Kevin "King me!" joke, I'll point out that the holiday actually refers to dogs in politics. And some days I wish dogs were the ones actually running things--they're straightforward, loyal, and I've never seen one praise neo-Nazis.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Be Grateful For Peace!

I see Daria is doing the absolute bare minimum for International Peace Day, and while I'm not surprised I would hope for better. What would your parents say, Daria? That is, the younger hippie versions of your parents. They'd be pretty bummed out.

Today is also World Gratitude Day, so, uh, thank you. For reading this blog and stuff. There, I also have put forward the absolute bare minimum!

Fanfic Update!
  • All American Rejects, by Lady Evil (part 5): "'Number 9....Number 9...Number 9....' Lennon’s haunting voice repeated."

  • Crystal Claw, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (part 19): "It seemed to Ella Anne that Lawndale as her new home was just getting better and better."

  • Like a Steel Beam Through the Heart, by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "Adam Rowe sat on a lounge chair eating popcorn as he watched Quinn and Jim having a major domestic spat."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes no Daria fanfic should have), by wacokid (COMPLETE!): "'Hey, look!' Jane said eagerly as she and Daria roamed through the carnival. 'Let's go on the Dungeons & Dragons ride!'"

Monday, September 19, 2022

Arrrrr! Hands Be At Ten and Two, Ye Scurvy Dogs!

I see Upchuck can dress the part for International Talk Like A Pirate Day, but can he talk the talk? Or perhaps I should say, can he talk like a pirate without saying the word "feisty"? For his sake, I hope so.

Today is also National Woman Road Warrior Day, which sounds like an excellent excuse for Daria to get behind the wheel again. Come on, Daria! Show us how far you've come from the not-timid driver you once were! But watch out for dogs, please!

Saturday, September 17, 2022

She Didn't Seem Like the Cartwheel Type

Daria's celebrating National Gymnastics Day, and I'm happy to see that Helen finally found an activity Daria is willing to participate in. I don't think it'll last long, though. One look at the sparkly outfits she's expected to wear and she'll quit before you can say "back handspring."

Today is also Citizenship Day, and I hope Mr. DeMartino has his papers in order. The last thing he wants is another run-in with Immigration.

Fanfic Update!
  • Crystal Claw, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (part 18): "The dreamy white stars looked so bright and distant in the frozen sky above, a few fallen leaves would fly with the wind between the trees, nothing could be heard except for a few cats in the distance and everything was quite cold and silent at Lawndale that night."

  • Her Last Words, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (parts 41 and 42): "The great and orange Coulthard House certainly had all of its doors and windows well locked that day, it would take some time for Ethel and Lachlan to arrive there with the keys and yet that was not an inconvenience for Anna Felicia at all." (Part 42)

  • Like a Steel Beam Through the Heart, by WildDogJJ (parts 1 and 2): "Quinn, Jim and the triplets were at the kitchen table having breakfast. The boys had their backpacks with them as they were walking to school after eating." (Part 2)

  • Unnamed story (Scenes no Daria fanfic should have), by shiva (COMPLETE!): "Daria sat on the floor of her room, still processing everything that had happened."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes no Daria fanfic Should Have: How did We survive?), by Sureia (COMPLETE!): "'Daria! Pick three cards!' 'What?'"

  • Video Assignment Chaos, by cfardellbrenorenz29 (part 4): "Fifteen minutes later, they arrived outside Jane's house. Quinn knocked on the door."

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Money AND Food? Count Me In!

Tom's here to help us all celebrate Free Money Day, and I am absolutely willing to celebrate with him. Better get in line soon, though, because I expect this to be a popular one.

Today is also both National Linguine Day and National Double Cheeseburger Day, so why not take some of that free money and spend it on a nice meal? Jake will take the linguine, as long as it hasn't oxidized.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Have Chocolate or Peanuts Hijacked YOUR Brain?

Mrs. Johanssen has pulled out all of the stops for International Chocolate Day, and I for one salute her for her devotion to the chocolate cause. Today is also National Peanut Day, and few pairings go together better than chocolate and peanuts. At least in my opinion.

Finally, today is Day of the Programmer, so offer Noah Barkman some chocolate and/or peanuts to celebrate! Just make sure it's all macrobiotic.

Fanfic Update!
  • Crystal Claw, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (part 17): "The heavy wooden door was finally unlocked and opened slowly, everything was dark and cold and the first thing that Ella did was to quickly carry everything inside while a shaky Anna, still not quite sure that this was a good idea, just waited there as she held to the door frame."

  • Is It Adulthood Already?, by britabird (part 5): "Over the next couple of months, Jane grew more cynical with each date she went on. Either the man was too dumb, or too creepy, or too much of an asshole for her to waste anymore of her time."

  • Quinn and Stacy - Esteem?, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (COMPLETE!): "Quinn looked at Stacy in concern as they left the school grounds. She had been silent since Mr. O’Neill said they would be up at Assembly."

  • Spare the Rod, Spoil the Quinn, by wilddogjj (COMPLETE!): "Quinn was at the dry goods aisle. As she began to load her cart she was approached by a man with shaggy brown hair and a beard."

Sunday, September 11, 2022

"What the HELL is wrong with you?!"

Looks like Jane's getting an earful for Grandparents Day, but she should keep in mind that it could be a lot worse. She could have Ruth as a grandmother. (shudder)

I hope Jake is paying attention, because today is also Emergency Number Day and I don't want to hear him asking for the number for 911. Remember that shrieking grandmas are not an emergency, no matter how irritating.

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Friday, September 9, 2022

Bloggers Like Teddy Bears, Too!

I see that Daria is not feeling Teddy Bear Day, but I think she should look on the bright side. If Brittany's offering to trade her that bear for Kevin, then it's a deal worth taking!

Today is also the twelfth anniversary of my taking over this very blog, albeit in a temporary capacity. TAG, if you're reading this, I hope I've kept this up to your standards and know that you're welcome to come back anytime!

Fanfic Update!
  • Crystal Claw, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (parts 14 - 16): "At first, everyday life continued just as usual at Lawndale High." (Part 14) (Part 15) (Part 16)

  • The Engineer and the Time Lady, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 15): "'One Hour to Earth,' the ENH reported. 'One hour exactly?' Alpha asked."

  • The Fashion Club In Time, by Corbell (part 1): "Sandy: So, we are agreed. Makeup will be soft and natural, with light shades of lipstick, eyeshadow and blush."

  • Her Last Words, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (part 40): "Larry Fitzgerald Cappstein could not believe that it was happening all over again."

  • Neo-Lawndale (Scenes no Daria fanfic Should Have: How did We survive?), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Daria looked out of the window of the high-rise building she was in, the sight of Neo-Lawndale in all its futuristic techno, cyberpunk glory still could take her breath away."

  • Quinn and Stacy - Esteem?, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 2): "'Esteem, a Teen. The sounds don’t quite mesh. So. it is with teens and esteem. The two don’t seem to go together. But we are here to begin realizing your actuality...'"

  • Spare the Rod, Spoil the Quinn, by wilddogjj (part 2): "While all of the kids were upstairs Quinn and Jim were in the living room, where Quinn is freaking out over her very public meltdown that day."

  • Sporting Kevin, by Kristen Bealer (COMPLETE!): "There wasn’t much difference between the previous day’s parent meeting and this one, aside from some incredulous questions about Sporty."

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Do Superhumans Drink Beer?

Looks like Jane has decided to go the spandex route for Superhuman Day, but in reality the holiday celebrates those with disabilities who have overcome challenges. Still, the outfit looks good on her!

Today is also National Beer Lovers Day, which Ms. Barch's ex-husband will probably celebrate. If we're (un)lucky, maybe Kevin will sing that song! You know the one I mean.

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Monday, September 5, 2022

Beware of Cheese Burn!

Ted's not enjoying National Cheese Pizza Day, but that may be because he just figured out what kind of process they use. I guess the Fashion Club will be sitting this one out, waiting for "National Cheese-less Pizza Day."

Speaking of the Fashion Club, today is also International Day of Charity, so this would be an excellent opportunity to collect some go-go boots and belly chains for the needy. Or you could do something useful, I guess.

Fanfic Update!
  • Crystal Claw, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (part 12): "Quite in a similar fashion to other High Schools in that part of the country, Lawndale High was a varied collection of reddish buildings surrounded by gardens, a parking lot of decent size and a nice football field for the school's team to practice and play important matches in."

  • How to Train Your Jock, by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "Daria was sitting on the couch while her cat, Godzilla, purred on her lap. Daria herself was talking on the phone."

  • Reborn: The Origin Story Of Burnout Girl, by radiofox (part 5): "'Hello Garfield, I need you to come to my house as soon as possible; it's an emergency!'"

  • Spare The Rod, Spoil the Quinn, by wilddogjj (part 1): "Quinn and Stacy were having lunch at Pizza King. While the place is a teen hangout the thirty-something best friends still like to eat here for sentimental reasons."

  • Sporting Kevin, by Kristen Bealer (part 2): "That night, Kevin lay in his racecar bed and stared at the ceiling, trying not to listen to his parents argue."

Saturday, September 3, 2022

The Carpet Doesn't Match the Drapes

I see Mr. O'Neill is trying to jump on the bandwagon for World Beard Day, but it's not a very convincing effort. I think he should just let Trent have this one, even if a goatee barely counts as a beard. At least his is real!

Today is also National Doodle Day, and you can be sure Jane will join in. Maybe she can doodle Mr. O'Neill with a better-looking beard!

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Thursday, September 1, 2022

Does Upchuck Sell Mary Kay?

I'm not sure if Upchuck's car is a Cadillac, but it's pink and that's good enough for Pink Cadillac Day! On a side note, is anyone else both disturbed and intrigued by the fact that Lawndale has a swinger's club? Is anyone else wondering which Daria parents might be members? Just me? Cool.

Today is also American Chess Day, which Kevin will be celebrating by demanding that everyone "King me, king me, king me!"

Fanfic Update!
  • All American Rejects, by Lady Evil (parts 3 and 4): "'MISTY! NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!' Debbie shrieked when she saw the busty blonde laying in a tub full of her own blood." (Part 4)

  • Crystal Claw, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (parts 5 - 11): "It took the shaken Daria, Helen and Jake some time to recover from the shock of everything that they had witnessed regarding Quinn so far, but they could not stay frozen at the garden forever, so eventually they ventured into the house still grasped by deep surprise, angst and even a decent dose of fear." (Part 6) (Part 7) (Part 8) (Part 9) (Part 10) (Part 11)

  • Her Last Words, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (parts 38 and 39): "Anna knew exactly what the specialist was just about to discover, and yet she found herself totally unable to explain any of that to her, since she did not want to even think about what happened and the flashbacks could come and haunt her again at any moment." (Part 39)

  • How to Train Your Jock, by WildDogJJ (parts 1 and 2): "At age 39, almost 40, Jamie White was the history teacher at Lawndale High. Like DeMartino before him, Jamie was also a combat veteran." (Part 2)

  • Mega Mall Mega Problems, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 5): "Quinn and the others reached the food court after looking at a few stores. Quinn laid out the diagram."

  • Quinn and Stacy - Esteem?, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1): "The blue Lexus was approaching the High School. 'Quinn, I just want to know your mother and I realise it's not easy moving to a whole new town,' Jake Morgendorffer said."

  • The Snake, the Crossover and the Dog, by Blake C Stacey (BlakeStacey) (COMPLETE!): "'It's hard to imagine how Daria, of all people, could have gotten into trouble,' said Ramses Emerson as he stepped from the carriage into the remnants of a London fog."

  • Sporting Kevin, by Kristen Bealer (part 1): "Kevin leaned his cheek against his hand and tried to focus on paying attention in class. Mr. Shepard, his fifth grade teacher, was in the middle of a science lesson. Science was Kevin’s least favorite subject, but then all the other subjects were his least favorite as well."

  • Star Trek: Voyager: A Complication of Kes's, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1): "A temporal anomaly occurred aboard the starship. A version of Kes from over 5 years in the future appeared in Engineering."

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Hey, I'm Back! Remember Me?

Daria and Jane are clearly about to have a wild Frankenstein Day, but I really hope that brain didn't come out of Kevin's head. Not because I'm worried about his well-being, but because I think they'd have better luck using a wadded-up towel.

Today is also National Beach Day, as summer is coming to a close and you're almost out of time to feel the sand between your toes. Daria requests that someone please turn down the sun.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Quick, Sandi, Tell a Skydiving Joke!

While I appreciate Sandi's attempt on National Airborne Day, the holiday is meant to celebrate the United States Airborne Forces. Not the people who just happen to be in mid-air...approaching the ground quickly.

Today is also National Tell a Joke Day, and this is the day. I can feel it. Jake is finally going to master the art. And even if he doesn't, could everyone just laugh anyway? We need to encourage him even when he fails.

Finally, I will be on vacation for the next couple weeks and won't be posting until the end of the month. Try not to let the cobwebs pile up too much around here while I'm gone, okay?

Fanfic Update!
  • Crystal Claw, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (parts 1 - 4): "Everything seemed distant, eerie and somewhat out of place at Lawndale that night." (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4)

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Maybe She Should Get a Tattoo of a Bookshop!

I think Daria's going to want to celebrate National Tattoo Removal Day, because now that she and Tom have broken up that tattoo is going to be deeply awkward. Although it will definitely piss off her grandmother, so maybe it's worth keeping for that alone?

Today is also Love Your Bookshop Day, so once Daria's done getting that tattoo removed she should stop by Books by the Ton for some new reading material. Maybe something about caring for newly-removed tattoos?

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Friday, August 12, 2022

"Zappa digital...Zappa analog"

Trent invites everyone to celebrate National Vinyl Record Day, and reminds you all that "it's a richer tone." Unless you're listening to a fish sticks commercial.

Today is also National Middle Child Day, which would apply to not only Trent but also Rachel Landon, Sam Griffin, and either Helen or Rita depending on your opinion on their birth order.

Fanfic Update!
  • Her Last Words, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (part 37): "The day started to get quite gray and cloudy as Ethel's dazzling green Stratus traveled all casual through the peaceful city of Harrisburg, it was just a normal day for everyone and the cover up at Wildwood was so good that nobody had noticed anything unusual."

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

A Good Day for Lazy Lions!

Daria is clearly not enjoying World Lion Day, but lucky for Daria, real lions don't force people to dance with them. They just maul them to death.

Today is also Lazy Day, and I was going to make a joke about Trent here, but...meh. I don't feel like it.

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Monday, August 8, 2022

Definitely Don't Braid Any Cats!

Stacy, Quinn, and Tiffany are taking things a little too far for National Braiders Day, but I dare anyone to laugh at their hairstyles. Remember, those paintball thingies hurt!

Today is also International Cat Day, so say hello to Mr. Whiskers or any other feline friends you might meet. From a distance, though. Mr. Whiskers is not exactly friendly with strangers, and in fact very few cats are.

Fanfic Update!
  • All American Rejects, by Lady Evil (part 2): "Alfred read the back of a video cassette in the Lanes’ movie collection. 'The face of evil! The Soul of terror! The body of a babe! The bone chilling story of a motorcycle riding, eye gouging, brain eating zombie sex kitten who just happens to be insane!'"

  • Her Last Words, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (part 36): "The peaceful parking lot at the entrance of Wildwood Park in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania looked just as normal as it would be any other August morning, and yet something very, very far from normal activity was taking place right there that calm and windless day."

  • Shameless Self Insert Into Daria, by James the Lesser (part 9): "Adrian and the others chat about the nose job some girl got. 'I don't even remember what she looked like before.'"

  • Sour Keys, by booboothefoolish (COMPLETE!): "'Oh God damn it.' was the first thing Daria said when she looked at the little white stick with it's two red lines."

Saturday, August 6, 2022

"When dead clowns can't clown...."

I see Andrea got the memo about National Clown Day, but I'm still unsure about why she felt she had to join in. I guess if she already had a unicycle, doing otherwise would have been a wasted opportunity?

Today is also International Hangover Day, so if Andrea's unusual choice has anything to do with that flask she carries around, I expect she'll be regretting it soon.

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Thursday, August 4, 2022

Is There an Alien Coast Guard?

While I applaud Daria's enthusiasm for U.S. Coast Guard Day, I have to point out that in spite of their maritime mission the Coast Guard uniforms don't look anything like that. Then again, Daria doesn't technically look anything like that, either, so anything goes!

Today is also the anniversary of "The Lawndale File," which aired on this day in 1999. While no one turned out to be an alien (as far as we know), we did end on a shot of Daria and Jane that makes the swimsuit image look prudish.

Fanfic Update!
  • Family Ties, by Spikesnifty09 (COMPLETE!): "'That's a picture of your cousin Bravery graduating from Prince Academy.' King Charming told his children."

  • Kevin's Obsession, by wilddogjj (COMPLETE!): "Kevin, Jim, Chuck and Jamie were seated on the front porch enjoying the late summer day while drinking beer." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Quinn's Code 16: The Geek's Expose, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 5): "Daria was seeing red. Kristen's mother had let everyone else in!"

  • Sisterly Forgiveness, by UnbiasedStorytellerno1 (COMPLETE!): "'Hey Daria!' 'Hey Jane..' Jane ran down the street to where Daria was slowly treading to school."

  • Stranger Without Time, by Spikesnifty09 (part 5): "Anna was walking to her science class when she spotted a girl but, this girl made Anna's heart pour."

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

The Kiss Heard 'Round the Fandom

Today's moment of horror is brought to us by the anniversary of the episode "Dye! Dye! My Darling," which aired on this day in 2000. I sometimes wonder if the edgy artistic side of Jane might have actually dug this look, once she got over the shock of it. Then again, if she had then none of the Triangle drama would have happened and...wait, what was my point here?

Today is also National Coloring Book Day, but don't tell Jane. If her distaste for paint-by-number kits is anything to go by, her reaction to her hair would be nothing in comparison.

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Sunday, July 31, 2022

Watermelons AND Avocados? What a Day!

Jesse's thrilled to be celebrating National Watermelon Day, although everyone within a ten yard radius probably won't be as happy about it. Whether you smash it, wrestle with a greased-up one, or just eat the fruit like a normal person, enjoy the holiday!

Today is also National Avocado Day, so all those millennial stereotypes should put some on toast. Or you could make some guacamole and warn Helen not to miss it. Blurk.

Fanfic Update!
  • All American Rejects, by Lady Evil (part 1): "Helen looked at her highs school year books lined up on the shelf in the bedroom she shared with Jake. She had all four of them."

  • The Extreme Teens, by GuidingKey1234 (COMPLETE!): "(Haus Morgendorffer. Afternoon. Daria, Jane, Brittany and Jodie are hanging out and watching Sick Sad World)"

  • Fashion Club Entertainment, by tommyXmaserati (COMPLETE!): "La la la la laaaa... Suburban queens"

  • Flash Forward, by Spikesnifty09 (part 2): "Beep, beep, beep Violet shut off her alarm clock and got out of bed."

  • Her Last Words, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (part 35): "That cold and lonely morning, Anna knew exactly what she needed to take with her for the hard and uncertain travel back to Earth."

  • The Naked Truth, by wilddogjj (COMPLETE!): "Jim is sorting through some bills when Quinn enters. She's wearing a transparent blouse over a lacy black bra and a gray mini skirt so skimpy that if she were to sit down or bend over, she'd flash her panties." (Part 3)

Friday, July 29, 2022

Do Tigers Eat Lasagna?

To no one's surprise, Helen is celebrating National Lasagna Day today. The shock would be finding out the Morgendorffers ever celebrate National Not Lasagna Day. That would be newsworthy!

Today is also International Tiger Day, and Jane reminds everyone that they don't have to choose between the lady and the tiger. They might, however, have to choose between funky hair stripes and keeping a friendship intact.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Walk Quietly--People are Trying to Sleep!

Daria is requesting that everyone keep it down for National Sleepy Head Day, which is technically a holiday in Finland but there's no reason the rest of us can't steal it. I mean, Trent practically invented it!

Today is also Take Your Houseplant for a Walk, Take Your Pants for a Walk Day, and Walk on Stilts Day, and I have to say that sounds like one bonkers walk. If you try all three, have fun but share photos!

Finally, today is the anniversary of the episode "Pierce Me," which aired on this day in 1998. Daria took her piercing for a walk; does that count?

Fanfic Update!
  • Flash Forward, by Spikesnifty09 (part 1): "'I've got the popcorn!' Jane yelled from the kitchen."

  • Her Last Words, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (part 34): "The snowy mountains just to the Northwest of Layndale, often visible from the town and its vast forest when the weather was clear, were a truly beautiful and remarkable place."

  • How Jodie Spent Her Summer Vacation, by Kristen Bealer (COMPLETE!): "Mystik Spiral made it clear that Jodie wasn’t welcome back in the band until she had 'made some serious lifestyle changes,' although Max had called her a true criminale and given her a thumb’s up as they left."

  • The Naked Truth, by wilddogjj (part 1): "Kevin, Jim, Jamie and Chuck are on the porch having some beer and enjoying a warm June day. Kevin is also smoking a cigarette."

  • Prom Night Ahoy, by GuidingKey1234 (COMPLETE!): "(Lawndale High Cafeteria. The Fashion Club are having lunch)"

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Daria The Youngest Barksdale), by NightGoblyn (part 5): "Daria dropped her bags off in the spare bedroom while Quinn stomped upstairs to her room and slammed the door."

Monday, July 25, 2022

Bonus Points for the Kilt, Though

I see Joey is enjoying Bagpipe Appreciation Day, but I hope he isn't intending to impress Quinn with those. Bagpipes played well can be lovely, but played by a beginner...well...not so much.

Today is also Threading the Needle Day, so go help Jake out with his mending and piss off a camel at the same time.

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Saturday, July 23, 2022

Hot Enough for Cowboys

Helen is making sure everyone knows that today is Hot Enough For Ya Day, in the most direct way possible. Considering the Daria fandom has a segment of very ardent Helen admirers, this holiday may have a double meaning! On a serious note, to those in harm's way due to the latest heat waves, please stay safe.

Today is also National Day of the Cowboy, so if you see Travis hitchhiking on the side of the road be sure to swerve in his direction. Or pick him up, if you feel like you aren't annoyed enough yet.

Fanfic Update!
  • Business Boom, by wilddogjj (COMPLETE!): "Jim Carbone is walking through the aisles of Wal Mart. He's trying to find the electronics section."

  • Business Boom, The Aftermath, by wilddogjj (COMPLETE!): "Tom is seated at his desk doing some work despite the fact that it's Saturday. He hears a distant sound of thunder."

  • The Geek's Expose, by cfardellbrenorenz29 (part 4): "In between classes, Mr. O'Neill took Daria aside. 'Why me?' Daria wondered."

  • Her Last Words, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (part 33): "So far from Somewhere Else and Layndale, back in Earth and so deep into the wildest forests in all of Pennsylvania, Daria Morgendorffer just could not stop thinking about her sister Quinn as she slowly tried to drink all of her coffee."

  • How Jodie Spent Her Summer Vacation, by Kristen Bealer (part 2): "Walking inside, Jodie almost walked back out as the lights and noise immediately assaulted her senses. Many of the games were already in use, but her attention was quickly drawn to a large virtual reality simulator featured prominently in the middle of the arcade."

  • Reborn: The Origin Story Of Burnout Girl, by radiofox (part 1): "I opened my eyes for the first time in god knows when, everything felt so... rushed. I couldn't place a finger on it; till I realized I was being reborn."

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Mmm...Processed Chemicals....

Looks like Tom's in trouble again, and all because he just couldn't resist celebrating National Junk Food Day. I feel like a guy with as much money as he's got could afford to just keep a stockpile of snacks on hand, couldn't he?

Today is also the anniversary of both episodes "The Misery Chick" in 1997 and "Jake of Hearts" in 1999. Tommy Sherman died in one and Jake had a brush with death in the other. And in both, Daria has to deal with people pestering her even more than usual. Death sucks when you're an introvert.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2022


Amy's got the right idea for Stick Out Your Tongue Day, but I don't think your niece's wedding is the most appropriate place to celebrate. Then again, any wedding should have at least a little bit of silliness thrown in!

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Groped by an Angel," which aired on this day in 2000. I have no way to verify this, but I'm almost certain Quinn's guardian angel stuck its tongue out at her at least a few times.

Fanfic Update!
  • American Boy, by Lady Evil (part 7): "'Well, that was 18 holes.' Jake said, wiping his brow."

  • Book Burner, by wilddogjj (COMPLETE!): "Quinn, Jim and the triplets are watching the evening news. On the TV is Stacy. She's standing in front of the burned down ruins of the Kilmer Library." (Part 3)

  • By The Way I Push You Away, by Spikesnifty09 (COMPLETE!): "Daria was leaning against the vending machine. She was waiting for Jane to get out of Art Club."

  • Daria Agere, by Spikesnifty09 (parts 1 - 8): "Daria sat in her box, colouring book on the floor and Meow, the stuffed cat in hand."

  • Fates Entwined, by DeepMetal (COMPLETE!): "And so it began. After four years of high school, Daria was finally where she wanted to be, in college."

  • Her Last Words, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (part 32): "Lockie Allyngard was still quite cold, sleepy and sickened as she crawled her way out of that orange couch, her white and gray blankets slid to the wooden floor slowly, that heavy door upstairs was closed and locked so fast and after that there was nothing but silence."

  • How Jodie Spent Her Summer Vacation, by Kristen Bealer (part 1): "Jodie took a deep breath and entered the den. Here goes nothing, she thought. Literally. "

  • I miss you more than I anticipated, by ThePanicPancake (COMPLETE!): "Daria sat her state of yard ass on the couch taking a short rest break from studying."

  • A Laughing Cynic, by GuidingKey1234 (COMPLETE!): "Quinn: So Sandi said that the fashion club needs to be more charitable, even though we just gave some homeless guy a used scrunchie yesterday."

  • On The Other Side Of The Mirror, by Spikesnifty09 (COMPLETE!): "'Do you think this mirror looks nice?' Quinn asked. 'It really compliments your pores, Quinn.' Sandi Replied."

  • Star Trek: Voyager: Q Junior's Lessons, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 4): " The Princess had crawled down to Deck 7 before finding that the horizontal Jeffries Tubes were cramped."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Daria The Youngest Barksdale), by NightGoblyn (part 4): "Daria stood near the front gate of Fielding Prep, occasionally taking a drag off a clove cigarette."

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Get Some Ink and Then Get Some Rocky Road!

I think Jake has taken National Tattoo Day a little too far, but I salute him for his surprisingly high pain threshold. I shudder to think how Helen is going to react when she sees him.

Today is also National Ice Cream Day, so be on the lookout for Mack in his little hat and bell that goes ding-a-ling-a-ling-a-ling. A-ling.

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Friday, July 15, 2022

Old MacDonald's Got His Hands Full Today!

Looks like at least someone is having a pleasant Cow Appreciation Day...or at least she is until Roger the Skydiver falls on her. Poor cow.

In case that wasn't enough attention for farm animals, today is also Celebration of the Horse Day. Considering Daria has had nothing but bad experiences with horses, I think she'll be sitting this one out.

As a side note, this is the 4,000th post of this blog! Wow. That's a lot of bad jokes and fandom updates!

Fanfic Update!
  • Book Burner, by wilddogjj (part 1): "Nine-year-old Teddy Carbone is walking to the check-out desk with several books."

  • Daria on the Trail, by Meester_Lee (parts 9 - 12): "Daria had difficulty getting to sleep that evening. Despite her exhaustion, Daria found herself reviewing her encounter that afternoon." (Part 10) (Part 11) (Part 12)

  • Mega Mall Mega Problems, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 4): "It took a while but Mrs. Bennet had found the Mall executive offices. However, while the meeting started out well, it soon went downhill."

  • Mystery Incorporated in Lawndale (World's Shortest Crossover XV: A New Era In Crossovers), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1): "The brightly colored panel van approached the large town. Fred Jones looked over at his friends, but found that they were all sleeping."

  • Same Crap, Different Limbo (IC: Symbolism), by SPEEDCOREIDOLATER (COMPLETE!): "'Dad, why are you bringing us here?' It wasn't that Daria didn't like going to the arcade."

  • skeletons come to life in my closet, by tiny_voices (COMPLETE!): "The thing about it is, it should've been a closed case."

  • These Boots are Made for Many Things (IC: Symbolism), by welltemperedclavier (COMPLETE!): "'Dad, I want those,' Daria said, pointing to the pair of boots that had been pushed to the very edge of the display, as if trying to avoid detection."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Daria The Youngest Barksdale), by NightGoblyn (parts 2 and 3): "'So, what do you do for fun?' Jane asked. She was sitting across the table from Daria, having introduced her to her favorite pizza place." (Part 3)

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Shine On, Harvest Quinn!

Joey, Jeffy, and Jamie are celebrating Barbershop Music Appreciation Day, but I'm not sure barbershop works as well as a trio instead of a quartet. Still, as long as they harmonize better than they impress Quinn....

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Fair Enough," which aired on this day in 1998. In that one, we saw a performance of a much different style than barbershop, although I wouldn't be surprised if the three Js' singing also ended with audience members throwing food at them.

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Monday, July 11, 2022

Probably Beats Spending Time with Kevin!

Brittany's spreading a bit of kindness for Cheer up the Lonely Day, and I'm sure the nice people at Better Days Retirement Home appreciate the visit. Especially the dirty old men.

Today is also National Swimming Pool Day, so get in that pool and swim, you cow! Sorry. Blogger talk.

Fanfic Update!
  • American Boy, by Lady Evil (part 6): "'And it’s in!' Jake cheered as his ball rolled into the hole. He picked up his scorecard and made a note. 'And I made it in two under par! Not bad at all!'"

  • Her Last Words, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (parts 30 and 31): "Anna loved the view of her peaceful Feli Lake at almost any day of the year." (Part 31)

  • The Passion of the Chris, by wilddogjj (COMPLETE!): "An old Honda Civic was going down the road. Inside, a visibly upset Andrea Hecuba was driving home from her job as a hairstylist." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Daria The Youngest Barksdale), by NightGoblyn (COMPLETE!): "Half of Jane's attention was on her brother's band, the other half following a nice looking boy across the way."

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Are Crappy Cars in Fashion?

Daria and Jane are appreciating the hell out of Tom's Jaguar for Collector Car Appreciation Day, but I think the holiday was created with the intention of appreciating cars in halfway decent condition. Tom's cars tend to be one good sneeze away from falling apart.

Today is also Fashion Day, and I think it goes without saying that the Fashion Club is celebrating. Of course, they're probably celebrating by insulting each other's outfits, but if that's what makes them happy then I won't stop them.

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Thursday, July 7, 2022

There's "Dive" and Then There's "Plummet"

Jake is obviously having second thoughts about celebrating National Dive Bar Day, but as long as the place serves martinis I'm sure he'll be fine. Mystik Spiral can take their pick of the Zon and McGrundy's, because it's a toss-up which of the two is the bigger dive.

Speaking of the band's questionable choices, today is also the anniversary of the episode "Road Worrier," which aired on this day in 1997. While the group didn't actually visit any dive bars, that diner probably wasn't a whole lot better.

Fanfic Update!
  • The Daria Witch Project, by vixens (part 2): "It was the 31st of August, one day left until their house imprisonment ended."

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

At Least Upchuck Is Happy

Andrea doesn't look even remotely amused by National Bikini Day, and I don't really blame her. Couldn't they at least have found her something in black?

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Mart of Darkness," which aired on this day in 2000. I bet Payday sells bikinis, but you have to buy a pack of twenty. Hey, maybe Andrea used her employee discount to get hers!

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Sunday, July 3, 2022

Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall....

You might think that Quinn is celebrating Compliment Your Mirror Day, but in reality this is how Quinn starts every morning. She's her own best friend.

Today is also Stay out of the Sun Day, which Daria will have no problem observing. All of her books are inside, after all. I'd like to think this holiday was invented by vampires so they wouldn't feel so lonely.

Fanfic Update!
  • American Boy, by ladyevil (part 5): "'OK, Becky,' Jake was saying. 'Before you take a swing, you need to address the ball.' He looked down at the golf ball and waved. 'Hello, ball! Ha-ha, little joke there!'"

  • Jim And Kevin's Excellent Misadventure, by wilddogjj (COMPLETE!): "Quinn, Stacy, Nicole, Sandi and Tiffany are watching TV. Stacy: 'Thanks for having us over, Quinn.' Quinn: 'No problem, Stacy. I figured since our husbands are having a guy's night out, we might as well have a girls night in.'" (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Daria's Rugrats (Iron Chef: Runaway Daria), by cfardellbrenorenz29 (part 2): "Daria awoke. She sat up in the bed, she then recalled that it was her brother's birthday."

Friday, July 1, 2022

Much More Rewarding Than Teaching

It looks like Mr. DeMartino has made a career change just in time for National Postal Worker Day, and I wish him well at it. Plenty of hikes, no students to teach, and Ms. Li nowhere to be seen. It's paradise!

Today is also Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day, so feel free to join Mack and Kevin for some Firstdown Fudge or Pigskin Pistachio!

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

There's More Than One Way to Get Liberated!

Helen and Willow are going all-in for International Mud Day, but I hope they're ready for the soon-to-come International Laundry Day. It's gonna be an all-day event, judging by those stains.

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Gifted," which aired on this day in 1998. Daria finally got to hang out with students who were as smart as she is, and she hated every minute of it. I guess Kevin and Brittany aren't so bad, after all?

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria's Brother (Scenes no Daria fanfic should have), by shiva (part 1): "'Say kids,' Jake Morgendorffer said as he drove his new Lexus down the streets of Lawndale, 'I just want you to know that your mother and I understand that it's not easy moving to a new town.'"

  • Doctor Who - Changes in Time and Space, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 5): "Felicia Lovell awoke, on the floor of a TARDIS corridor. It looked much the same, but she knew that it was an even earlier version of the TARDIS."

  • Her Last Words, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (part 29): "The vast forest looked all calm and eerie under a clear twilight sky, there was almost no wind as the afternoon slowly transformed into yet another chilly night, everything was quiet and the silence was broken only by the whispers of a waterfall somewhere nearby."

  • Is It Adulthood Already?, by LadySparrow (part 4): "Now that Susan, the nighttime meteorologist, was back at the station, Ted finally had enough free time to begin to work on repairing and retooling what would soon be Daria’s new bookshelf."

  • One-Point Perspective (Iron Chef: Brittany's Got Artistic Talent), by Meester_Lee (part 1): "Daria completed her drawing and decided to take a breather."

  • Poison Pencil (Iron Chef: Brittany's Got Artistic Talent), by Meester_Lee (part 1): "Trent had just told Daria and Jane about his plan to see how models react to musicians when Brittany walked up the aisle, took a seat next to Daria, then started crying."

  • Sexual Miseducation, by wilddogjj (COMPLETE!): "Rev. Li was giving a sex ed lecture. To call it misinformation would be an understatement." (Part 3)

Monday, June 27, 2022

Check Out the Shades!

Jane and Trent are looking either super cool or super low-vision for Sun Glasses Day, because it can't be easy to see anything while wearing those in the evening. I suppose they probably would rather not see anyone at the family reunion, though.

If things really get bad, Trent could always get out his old tent and celebrate Great American Backyard Campout. Jane could even bring him some sandwiches for old time's sake!

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Saturday, June 25, 2022

Boxing Catfish

Mack looks so proud of himself for National Catfish Day that I just don't have the heart to break it to him that I don't think that's really a catfish. Maybe the fish lied to Mack that it was a catfish when it wasn't, thus making Mack the first-ever victim of catfishing by a catfish?

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Boxing Daria," which aired on this day in 2001. So much insight into Daria's childhood and what made her the way she was, but also a funny episode at the same time. A great episode to end the show with!

Fanfic Update!
  • American Boy, by Lady Evil (part 4): "'First thing to learn about golf, Becky,' Jake said as they drove to the first hole. 'Is that it’s all about your stance. Get into a good posture, bend those hips just right. I’ll show you how it’s done once we get there.'"

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Legend of Sporting Joe, by Meester_Lee (parts 4 and 5): "Julia hung up after talking to Daria. She frowned." (Part 5)

  • I’m in love with you and I can’t anymore act like I’m not, please be my girlfriend, Jane Lane, by letmeloveyoulikeawoman (COMPLETE!): "after summer of moving from Lawndale and flirting with best friend Daria is here, in her room in dorm."

  • Is It Adulthood Already?, by LadySparrow (part 3): "The next morning, Daria got out of bed and headed downstairs for her morning coffee (her morning schedule being much earlier than it had been before she was hired at the station), when there was a knock on the door."

  • Return of the Runaway (IC Runaway Daria), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 5): "Lillian followed Quinn away from the house into the streets of Lawndale. She hoped Quinn knew where she was going, otherwise they'd both be lost until sunrise."

  • Sexual Miseducation, by wilddogjj (part 1): "Daria and Quinn were in the kitchen catching up. Daria was explaining the reason for the surprise visit."