Happy holidays. Nope, no Christmas theme to the page. The Crass Consumerism holiday has enough advertisers, I don't really feel like being yet another one.
A few announcements, of sorts. Mr. Maddog, of Politics and Other Tricks and Queens are Wild, is now more or less running a Daria IRC channel. Stop by #Daria on EFNet sometime. If he plans another get together, I'll post time and date. If you're a total IRC novice, check out mIRC, a good program in itself, plus it comes with a nice list of IRC servers, so you don't have to worry about it.
I've put The Book of Wraith on hold for a bit, to work on Sick Sad World. I want to get this page re-formatted before second season, and TBoW is growing titanic in size (over half a meg of text with the two largest sections yet to go).
I have my copy of the Daria Diaries (have for a while, just haven't updated the page). It is out at Amazon.com, probably at Barnes and Nobles, and is at Waldenbooks, but I've been told it's in the art section for some reason. There's a bit more info on my Just the Facts page.
Now, I have been watching the Daria episodes in marathon format recently, so I actually have something to comment on. This is something I noticed quite a while ago, but never really thought about, and suddenly I really noticed. While most of the characters' eyes are simply black dots or circles, Jane's eyes are actually colored. If you watch, especially the closer shots, she's got blue eyes (the exact shade varies, which may not be a mistake, since my eyes do change color). Actually, this reminded me of Dune, but where is Jane going to get melange (as always, I'm refering to the book, not the movie)? Since I've noticed this, I've been carefully looking at all the eyes, and she's almost the only one with this feature. The only other exception I've noticed so far is Jesse... His eyes seem to be green, if you look really closely. Now, "Road Worrier" did spark a small bit of debate about whether or not Jane liked Jesse. If these two are the only ones in the show with colored eyes, are the artists hinting at some sort of connection/similarity between them?
I'll leave off with a wonderful holiday poem I was sent last year, called "Twas the night before - and all that other happy crappy".