Sunday, February 27, 2022

I Choooooose Yoooooouuuu!

Tiffany hopes everyone is having a great National Pokemon Day, and Tiffany as a Pokemon actually makes sense. They don't speak much, and their favorite word is their own name. I doubt Tiffany could even take on a Weedle in a fight, though.

Today is also National Strawberry Day, so perhaps the Lawndale residents will mark the occasion by visiting the Big Strawberry. It's not like there's anything more exciting going on in town.

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Friday, February 25, 2022


Something tells me Daria's not really that into Pistol Patent Day, but that may just be because the specific pistol is pink. I wouldn't want to touch that with my bare hands, either.

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Partner's Complaint," which aired on this day in 2000. No pistols were involved, and considering how many people lost their tempers it's probably a good thing.

Fanfic Update!
  • A Criminalé Summer, by LadySparrow (COMPLETE!): "Jane called Daria soon after getting off the phone with Tom, and gave her the update on the fire’s investigation."

  • Daria: Spin the Bottle, by Meester_Lee (parts 4 and 5): "Daria lay flat on her back and staring at the ceiling. Hellfire and damnation, she thought. I thought I left all that crap behind when I left Highland, and here it is coming back to smack me in the face." (Part 4)

  • Doctor Who - Changes in Time and Space, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 3): "'Unscheduled off world activation!' Sgt. Harriman called out as the gate activated. 'Closing the Iris.' The Iris closed."

  • Lawndale Homecoming, by LadySparrow (parts 1 - 3): "Daria looked outside her apartment window in New York on a Tuesday afternoon, as she pulled the last cigarette out of its pack and lit it up." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Lawndale Splendor, by Two-Eyed Charlie (COMPLETE!): "NOTE FOR HIERONYMUS BOSCH: All right Jane, here we go. First new script in a while but...well, you'll see why."

  • Made in America, by ladyevil (part 9): "Alfred woke up at five in the morning to the ringing of his phone. 'Hello?' He grumbled, having answered with his eyes closed."

  • The Youngest Barksdale (Iron Chef: Daria The Youngest Barksdale), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 2): "Daria arrived at Lawndale High twenty minutes before homeroom. It was larger than her old school, but then that was a rather small (and exclusive) school."

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Don't Try Blocking Paintballs with a Tennis Racket!

Daria's not impressed by Play Tennis Day, but she might have better luck if she stands facing the net. You know, the direction the ball comes in? She's putting in even less effort here than she does in volleyball.

Speaking of low effort Daria, today is the anniversary of the episode "The Daria Hunter" in 1998. While Daria didn't bother to try during the paintball game, she did show a surprising amount of stamina both in walking to see the Great White Shark and in not punching Jordana when she refused to shut up about the lousy tooth.

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Monday, February 21, 2022

Iiiitt's Iiiiiinnn theeee Caaaaards....

Tiffany has her tarot set ready for Card Reading Day, but I feel like this alter ego is unrealistic. Not only does it require Tiffany to read, but can you image how long it would take her to tell someone their fortune? The events she'd predict would already have happened by the time she got all the words out.

Today we also celebrate President's Day, or we would if the Holiday Island versions of the day weren't so obnoxious. No wonder the powers that be forced them to share the day.

Fanfic Update!
  • A Criminalé Summer, by LadySparrow (parts 1 and 2): "It was hotter than hell that late June afternoon as Daria walked to Casa Lane to hang out with her best friend." (Part 2)

  • Daria's Great Adventure, by dmsfanman (part 43): "Daria sat at her desk in the Martian Mission to the UN staring out the window. It was a beautiful morning."

  • The Engineer and the Time Lady, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 12): "Alpha sighed. She was certain there was more going on with Nina and Aialah than they had let on."

  • The Son That Never Was, by wilddogjj (COMPLETE!): "Quinn and Timmy were in the kitchen. Both were talking to a tripod-mounted camera." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Unnamed story (The 1002 Deaths of Tom Sloane), by Lady Evil (COMPLETE!): "Jane was fuming as she made her way to her cabin. How dare that Alison suggest such a grotesque thing? She was getting a bit fed up with people lately."

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Cold, Refreshing Feminism!

Ms. Barch is celebrating the anniversary of the publication of the early feminist book The Feminine Mystique on this day in 1963 the only way she knows how: angrily. Of course, ever since the divorce, "angrily" is the only way she knows how to do anything.

Also on this day in 2001, the episode "Fizz Ed" first aired. Although the episode and its portrayal of shady business practices in schools is a little depressing (especially in hindsight), you can't help but be entertained by Ms. Li's absolute breakdown at the end. "Open up, you lousy damn machine! Give up the soda in your bowels!"

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Thursday, February 17, 2022

It's Not Over Until the Fashionista Sings

Quinn's making a dainty garland for her head so she can sing the lead role in "Madama Butterfly," which premiered on this day in 1904. Mr. DeMartino will be happy to know that the performance is not taking place in the automotive department.

If opera isn't your thing, you could instead enjoy the musical episode "Daria!," which aired on this day in 1999. There aren't any butterflies, but there is a hurricane...kind of.

Fanfic Update!
  • At the Mountain Mountains of Madness (Scenes no Daria fanfic should have), by Two-Eyed Charlie (COMPLETE!): "Daria Morgendorffer, a graduate student in anthropology at Miskatonic University, heard a rapping at her chamber door."

  • Special Ted, by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "Quinn is in the kitchen frosting a chocolate cake. With her is an East Asian woman who looks like Tiffany with a Brittany-sized rack."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes no Daria fanfic should have), by ladyevil (COMPLETE!): "Kevin was on his way to school when a red skinned man with horns appeared in a cloud of sulfur."

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Loneliness and Candy Made a Good Team!

Looks like Jane and Tom are making very sure that Daria doesn't forget today is Singles Awareness Day. Considering she gets her revenge, I'm not too worried.

In fact, thanks to a Huffington Post article published ten years ago, we know that Daria actually likes February 15th because of the half-priced candy. And I'm right there with her on that one!

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Sunday, February 13, 2022

Jesse Learned Some New Four-Letter Words!

While the hair is pretty similar, I really don't think Jesse makes a good match as Howard Stern. For one thing, Howard Stern actually, you know, talks. Still, who would you rather have for World Radio Day? Bing and the Spatula Man?

Speaking of weird names, today is also Get a Different Name Day and you'd better choose one quick before all the good ones are gone. How about Esmerelda? Better follow Jake's wise advice: "You change your name, move to another state, get some ID. It's not too late to start over, Daria, it's not too late! You're still a young man! You don't have to live with your mistakes! Get out while you can!"

Fanfic Update!
  • Convergence on Lawndale, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 6): "'I haven’t a clue,' Peter said. 'There isn’t much data here,' the Doctor said."

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Year of the Owl, by Meester_Lee (part 58): "Vernon Dursley sat in his chair and silently groused. As far as he was concerned, this workshop was a waste of time, the trainer was a twit, and the material he’d been required to read was complete and utter twaddle."

  • Made in America, by ladyevil (part 8): "'Take that, you son of a bitch!' Alfred shouting, firing his gun repeatedly. 'And that! And that! And here’s one for your old man!'"

  • A New Anniversary (Linn's creative thread), by linnofthewoods (COMPLETE!): "One Saturday morning, 15-year-old Rose Norstein warily made her way from her bedroom towards the last place she'd seen her father, Olek: the downstairs master bedroom he shared with her mother, Veronika."

Friday, February 11, 2022

Trent Will Celebrate If/When He Wakes Up

I see Jake is enjoying himself for National Guitar Day, and I really hope he plays better than he cooks. Come to think of it, a good death metal song might be a good way to deal with some of his anger issues. A better catharsis than ranting, anyway.

This is also Make a Friend Day, but notice that it says a friend. Don't go crazy or anything, okay?

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Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Mr. DeMartino's Pizza Days are Over

Well, Mr. DeMartino, look on the bright side for Toothache Day: You may not have any teeth, but at least you don't have to worry about toothaches! Okay, so that was a lame bright side.

Today is also National Pizza Day, and you can't call yourself a Daria fan and not like pizza!

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Year of the Owl, by Meester_Lee (part 57): "Those boys, she thought, shaking her head. Saying that her birthday was the same day as theirs."

  • Unnamed story (Random Pairing Challenge 2021), by JoeMerl (COMPLETE!): "'NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE! NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE!'"

Monday, February 7, 2022

I Wonder Who Created This Holiday?

I think Quinn has missed the point of Send a Card to a Friend Day. She's supposed to send the cards to a friend, not just receive them. Then again, Quinn is her own best friend, so I guess it all works out. In a shallow sort of way.

Today is also National Fettuccine Alfredo Day, so have a pasta-riffic day and don't let it oxidize!

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Saturday, February 5, 2022

But It's Such a Lovely Day!

Everybody give it up for Al Roker (or his Daria doppelgänger) for National Weatherman's Day! He's trying to warn us all about a potential hurricane, but it's hard to make himself heard over all the singing. Man, given more recent events, Quinn's dismissive "What does science know" sounds less and less funny every day, doesn't it?

Fanfic Update!
  • Gazebo, by Saffron Panther (COMPLETE!): "Daria blinked. A hazy stream of white-yellow light ahead of her revealed a stretch of grass emerging from the darkness."

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Beats Kitchen Sink Stew, I Guess

Someone should tell Helen and Jake that they can just celebrate Feed the Birds Day with birdseed. I mean, I don't want to mess with it if they're happy, but...yuck.

Today is also The Day the Music Died in 1959, which refers to the deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and "The Big Bopper" J. P. Richardson and not, sadly, the breaking up of Mystik Spiral. I'd give them one more fight, tops.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Candy and Staying in Bed? Yes Please!

Looks like Jane is going to have to go with Plan B for Decorating With Candy Day, unless decorating one's teeth with gummy bears counts. Something tells me that it does not count.

Today is also National Get Up Day, which Trent is definitely going to pass on. Getting up is overrated, anyway.

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Year of the Owl, by Meester_Lee (part 56): "The power came back on and the train began to move again. They’d lost over a quarter of an hour from what Daria had hoped would be a comfortable connection with the Hogwarts Express."

  • High School Never Ends, by WildDogJJ (part 3): "Daria and Jane were walking and talking. The subject of their conversation was their visit to the Thompson's."

  • Made in America, by ladyevil (part 7): "'Hi, I’m Artie!' he said as he entered the rec room. 'I know.' Daria said from her seat at the chess table. 'Do you want to be white or red?'"

  • Return of the Runaway (Iron Chef: Runaway Daria), by cfardellbrenorenz29 (part 4): "She entered the Oakwood library. 'Hi,' she said to the librarian. 'I'm traveling to Lawndale, could you provide information on that town?'"

  • Shameless Self Insert Into Daria, by James the Lesser (part 8): "Jane works on a painting as Daria flips through channels. 'I'm stuck babysitting tomorrow.'"