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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