Daria (1997–2001)
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The Story of 'D' 

Daria decides to submit a short story for publication -- but she's not the submissive type

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Episode credited cast:
Tracy Grandstaff ...
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Julian Rebolledo ...
Russell Hankin ...
Tom Sloane (voice)
Ashley Albert ...
Ms. Janet Barch / Tiffany Blum-Deckler (voice) (as Echo/Petunia)
Lisa Kathleen Collins ...
Sandi Griffin / Brittany Taylor (voice) (as Janie Mertz)
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Stacy Rowe (voice)
Jessica Cydnee Jackson ...
John Lynn ...
Sick, Sad World Announcer (voice) (as John Worth Lynn Jr.)
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Steven Huppert ...
Joey (voice)
Tim Novikoff ...
Jeffy (voice)
Marc Thompson ...
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Daria decides to submit a short story for publication -- but she's not the submissive type

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19 March 2001 (USA)  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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Jodie Abigail Landon: Hey, Daria, congratulations. A published story, that's amazing.
[Kevin and Brittany approach them]
Daria Morgendorffer: Um, it's not exactly published. I sent it in, but I haven't heard back.
Kevin Thompson: Then why are you telling everybody that it's been published?
Jane Lane: Oh, you know Daria and her compulsive need to impress.
Brittany Taylor: Oh. But then instead of making up stuff about writing, shouldn't you pick something good?
Daria Morgendorffer: How's this? During the day, I'm a mild-mannered student. But at night, I fight crime in a stretchy-stretchy costume.
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I can relate
16 July 2014 | by (Peru) – See all my reviews

Personally, this is one of my favorite episodes from the fifth season of "Daria" (Along with "Boxing Daria") mostly because as a writer I felt identified with the plot. Just like "Daria" I have sent collaborations to magazines and participated in many literary contests...And just like Daria in this episode, most of the time I had to face the rejection from the so-called prestigious literary media on several occasions.

Maybe for that reason I found the frustration Daria felt in this episode to be more than understandable, as it is something many writers experience during their careers, especially for those who try to make different and unusual stuff. It even happened to several iconic authors like William Golding, Isaac Asimov and William Faulkner.

Like most of the episodes from the series, the plot is handled with a down-to-earth (yet optimistic)approach, doing a very convincing balance of comedy and seriousness without falling into cheap sentimentality or forced morals. Personally, I think the script of this episode was simply brilliant, and it is definitely one of the highest points of the entire series.


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