Roger’s works vary from intense dramas to side-splitting comedies. His contributions to the world of Daria fanfic never fail to touch the reader.
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The Sound of Muzak - An essay on how music influences fanfic writing, with particulars on "Daria" fanfiction by the author.
Jane and the Lanes Updated
- An essay
on what we know and can deduce about the dysfunctional (but fun) Lane
Cruelest Month - Two junior undergraduates from
I Never Metamorphosis I Didn't Like - Daria Morgendorffer awakens one morning from uneasy dreams to find herself transformed in her bed into a giant cockroach. A rather twisted "third season"-esque comedy based on Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphosis."
cynical outcasts, seniors at
Die Die You Bastard - After ruining Jane’s hair-dye job, Daria fears she has lost her best friend. Jane, for her part, fears Daria is trying to steal her boyfriend, Tom. Will everything work out for the best? And what does T. S. Eliot have to do with any of this?
Another Damn Mary Sue Fanfic - The author writes a Mary Sue story for "Daria." The cause of literature is hurled back into the Dark Ages.
A Certain Amount of Depth - David Sorenson discovers that Quinn Morgendorffer has changed since he saw her last--but is he ready for the new Quinn?
- On a most unusual day at
If You Only Walk Long Enough - A ten-year-old girl, in abject misery at summer camp, has an unexpected conversation with a talking cat.
- Dinnertime visitors at the Morgendorffers' home prove that Jake was
about one thing after all.
Through a Scooby Darkly - Daria meets Scooby-Doo! Isn't that great?
The Other Story of D - Jane discovers a short story that Daria wrote during a low period in her life, and she gains a view into Daria that she never imagined existed.
Hal Point Nine - A story about a girl and her unusual pet.
-The best night that young Daria ever had in
Dance -These are the lyrics to one of
The Nothingness of Being - Joey arrives at the Morgendorffers to take Quinn on a date--but she slams the door in his face. What happened after that moment in the episode, "One J at a Time"?
Three Ways of Looking at a Tiffany Blum-Deckler - Just what is the deal with Tiffany Blum-Deckler, anyway? Three suggestions from science-fiction movies.
Wish upon a Fallen Star - Stacy Rowe goes out on a weird date with Ted DeWitt-Clinton--and they discover the future.
The African Queen - Fourteen heavily armed men went hunting for her in the jungle. It was not a fair fight.
Bus Stop - A crossover ficlet with an ironic "uh-oh."
Crossing Over - A dystopian Mary Sue crossover Daria metafic ficlet that should not have been written.
History Lesson - The Morgendorffers discover a new branch on their family tree.
The Impossible - A little girl realizes her goal in life, with the help of an even smaller girl--a bright blue one.
Prayers for a SAINT - Amy Barksdale takes her favorite niece out to celebrate the publication of a Melody Powers story. Another story follows.
Life - Two college students from
Memory Lame - Amy Barksdale tells a little story, and Daria and Quinn almost die.
Natural Charms - When Upchuck takes up modeling photography, things unexpectedly develop in a negative way.
Quinnisqatsi - A Daria/Koyaanisqatsi crossover. It is impossible to describe this better than that.
Wonderlane - It was hot, and little Jane was tired and bored and had nothing to do, when a rabbit ran past her, and--
Midsummer Nightmare's Daria - Quinn pulls a prank that causes Jake
that Daria has taken up demon worship, so he takes Daria to a weekend
father-daughter seminar to "bring her back to the light." Add in a
few former classmates, romance, and an unexpected twist--inspired by
King--and a very strange summer weekend gets underway in
Click, Boom - Somewhere in an alternate universe, Daria
Pander Bare - Daria mulls a possible career path as a nude exotic dancer. Seriously.
There Beneath the Blue Suburban Skies - Ninth-grader Daria Morgendorffer learns from her new phys-ed teacher at Highland High that the future can ride on the flip of a coin.
Seeing - When Daria Morgendorffer meets
- When Helen Morgendorffer's youngest
the wild one from
Darea - Unrequited love is not always properly spelled.
In the Beginning - Brittany Taylor has a guilty little secret. How will people react when they discover what she's been doing, and how long can she keep lying about it?
Luuuv Story - A decade after leaving high school, Daria and Quinn learn that their widowed mother, Helen Morgendorffer, has found someone special in her life . . . and it's Kevin Thompson. A sensitive and touching portrayal of mindless sex gone wrong.
Meet the Fashion Club - There was one career path that the Fashionable Foursome could have taken, if they had wanted popularity, money, fame, and dates--and had talent.
Legend #1: The Girl Who Walked Home All Alone in the Dark -
Unchained - During a sensory deprivation experiment,
As Many Worlds as There Are Artists - Daria and Jane contemplate their future after high school, while Trent and Mystik Spiral hang out in the basement--but an artistic element has changed in the Lane household, in this alternate-world tale.
The First Time - Daria and Tom do it for the first time--and it's rated G!
Just Desserts - Timothy O'Neill cooks a marvelous dinner for Janet Barch, right after she made him quit taking that silly psychiatric medication.
Small Worlds - Daria and Jane meet a new Tom in this shameless Mary Sue set after "Is It College Yet?"
The Thong Remains the Same - In this sensitive and insightful, though unofficial, continuation of Kara Wild's Driven Wild Universe, Amy and Joel separate after fighting over a trivial issue, as married couples usually do, and they and Daria, Jane, Quinn, Helen, Jake, Tom, and Brittany wander Lawndale in search of a plot involving thongs. BONUS! Features a new dramatic scene not seen before online!
But in Her Heart a Cold December – While recovering from her Ultra Cola breakdown, Ms Li contemplates her life and her past.
the Next Generation – ‘Unca’ Timothy
expand the OK to cry corral to a sleep over camp, one where the
Life Is Good - Evil Daria, sympathetic Tom, nice and short but not too sweet.
And When Your Heart Begins to Bleed -
Daria, Jane, Quinn, and other
Omega Jane - After a lethal pandemic kills almost everyone alive,
Tiffany in Wonderland - A little girl goes down a rabbit hole--and Wonderland goes down the drain. Yet another Daria/Alice in Wonderland crossover.
Could Someone Turn Down the Sun - Wackiness aplenty takes place on the "Good Mornings with Daria and Jane Show," when Madame Tiffany the psychic accidentally causes the sun to go nova and destroy the earth. How will Daria and Jane cope with the loss of their core audience and network ratings, not to mention an astronomical catastrophe? Read on and find out! (Based on the future-ego shots at the end of Is It College Yet?)
Quinnts – Thanks to shoddy fertility drugs, Quinn in this alternate-history tale becomes the oldest of a group of quintuplets--five same-age, genetically identical sisters, each with her own interests. The dramatic effects that this has on the Morgendorffers' life are revealed, with the equally dramatic effects this new family arrangement has on Our Heroine, Daria. Based on an idea by Mike Yamiolkoski.
A Pause in the Air – A series of short shipper fics that follow Daria and Jane.
Pause in the Air - An unexpected guest appears during Thanksgiving dinner at the Morgendorffers' home.
Thanks Giving - Thanksgiving is a time for families to go a little crazy, but it is also a time for . . . giving thanks.
Silent Night - A question about a High Power keeps Jane and her spouse from sleep.
Shock and Aww - Two parents-to-be wrestle with bad attitudes and a need for change at their first childbirth class
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