Well, I just finished watching "Esteemsters". Since the last episode I watched was, well, the last episode, I noticed the change in style that's already happened as Daria has continued. This is, IMO, a good thing. They're breaking away from a more B&B type style, and developing their own. The voices have changed a bit, as well as animation style, although I do miss the student flinches as Mr DiMartino speaks. Anyone else notice that Hellen has a third alter-ego in the end credits for this show? That means all the main characters have three, except Jake (admittedly, they haven't used him much yet. Mostly he sits there and reads the paper).
Onwards. A recent set of e-mails on the subject have convinced me to start yet another portion of my page (you won't see it yet). There seems to be quite an interest in Daria fanfic, so I will have a section for any and all Daria fanfic as soon as I get a submission. Or until I write my own, whichever comes first. Get those stories coming (I know of at least two people who have started writing something).
On another note, I've held several interesting conversations
on IRC recently concerning Daria. I, of course, am trying to
badger everyone I normally talk to into watching the show, which,
I must admit, has lead to some rather interesting comments. One
person thought Daria's voice was boring... I assume he meant
monotone. I don't believe he heard her singing 'Row your boat'
in "Esteemsters" however ;) Anyway, back to topic. Daria's
voice isn't an expressionless monotone (to me anyway). I speak
in much the same tones. Now, I've heard some monotones, but
she isn't one of them.
Now, response from my last Rambling was rather less than
I expected (not sure if that's a good thing or not...) The biggest
argument against a male version of Daria is as follows [I'm paraphrasing
I've got quite a few projects planned for this page, whenever I get a chance to get around to them, so keep an eye out. Unfortunately, I have a family reunion happening in about a week, so I probably won't get much updating done then (I will get some great material for a Daria plot however... Her family has got to be as screwed up as mine...).
Well, that's about it for this one. New episode in a few hours, but I'll probably wait until late this week to put up a new Rambling (probably).