History TearJerker / Daria

8th Jul '17 1:27:50 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** YMMV All I saw was a spoiled brat being told "no" for the first time in her pampered life.
* "Boxing Daria", the entire episode. The sight of an over-sized refrigerator box causes Daria to recall parts of a childhood memory of her in bed, overhearing an argument between her parents and her dad storming out. This memory keeps nagging at Daria and leaves a real strain on her, until she finally remembers what the argument was about. Jake and Helen were fighting about her, due to the collective stress of working aggravating jobs and being called in by the school because Daria wouldn't socialize with the other kids. The box was important because Daria had one just like it when she was younger that was a sort-of haven. The entire episode has Daria on the defensive and very insecure. Seeing her be that emotionally vulnerable without bursting into tears and thinking that she's a cause of constant and unwarranted stress on her parents and family because she chooses not to socialize and "be herself" is almost painful. This is something that just about everyone has gone through in their life, and it's hard not to sympathize with Daria and be a little awed by her when you realize she began to reconsider the decisions she's made and wonder if she may have been wrong in making them the way she did.

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** YMMV All I saw was a spoiled brat being told "no" for the first time in her pampered life.
* "Boxing Daria", the entire episode. The sight of an over-sized refrigerator box causes Daria to [[RepressedMemories recall parts of a childhood memory memory]] of her in bed, overhearing an argument between her parents and her dad storming out. This memory keeps nagging at Daria and leaves a real strain on her, until she finally remembers what the argument was about. about: Jake and Helen were fighting about her, due to the collective stress of working aggravating jobs and ''and'' being called in by the school because Daria wouldn't socialize with the other kids. The box was important [[SecurityBlanket because Daria had one just like it when she was younger that was a sort-of haven. haven.]] The entire episode has Daria on the defensive and very insecure.insecure, and even the normally flighty Quinn is rather unnerved. Seeing her be that emotionally vulnerable without bursting into tears and thinking that she's a cause of constant and unwarranted stress on her parents and family because she chooses not to socialize and "be herself" is almost painful. This is something that just about everyone has gone through in their life, and it's hard not to sympathize with Daria and be a little awed by her when you realize she began to reconsider the decisions she's made and wonder if she may have been wrong in making them the way she did.



** YMMV on that, but one still feels sad for Kevin, who is left behind by his classmates in high school and then by his girlfriend.

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** YMMV on that, but one One still feels sad for Kevin, who is left behind by his classmates in high school and then by his girlfriend.
9th Jan '17 2:45:38 PM LadyEvil
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** YMMV All I saw was a spoiled brat being told "no" for the first time in her pampered life.
10th Oct '16 10:45:44 AM M3
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** It also hits ParentsAsPeople hard at home too. Turns out that while they did have a fight about Daria's problems in school; Jake and Helen were struggling working bad jobs they had to work and all the petty stresses just exploded with Daria being the final straw. Daria takes it all as her fault (and given the fight at the time, it's perfectly understandable). Jake and Helen were completely over-stressed and took it out over their child. While not right to do; its not uncommon for people to well up and explode.
10th Sep '16 8:47:33 AM Mullon
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* The end of "Dye! Dye! My Darling". After "The Kiss", Jane tells Daria that she and Tom broke up, and then they argue about the events leading up to that point. At the end, they break off their friendship (at least until "Is It Fall Yet?")

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* The end of "Dye! Dye! My Darling". After "The Kiss", Jane tells Daria that she and Tom broke up, and then they argue about the events leading up to that point. At the end, they break off their friendship (at least until "Is It Fall Yet?")Yet?").
** That whole episode is full of depressing moments. From Jane forcing Daria to dye her hair which is very clearly an excuse to pick a fight, to Jane and Tom breaking up, to Daria's incredibly out-of-character sadness and urge to talk to her mother about it, to Daria telling Jane she and Tom kissed and Jane getting so mad at her.
3rd Sep '16 3:35:29 AM Az_Tech341
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* When Quinn's tutor rejected her and she began to cry in Daria's room. It was the first times she actually really ''liked'' someone, and for more than superficial reasons. For the first time in her life of guys blindly worshiping her, she gets rejected. It was one of her rare moments of genuine vulnerability to a guy.

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* When Quinn's tutor rejected her and she began to cry in Daria's room. It was the first times time she actually really ''liked'' someone, and for more than superficial reasons. For the first time in her life of guys blindly worshiping her, she gets rejected. It was one of her rare moments of genuine vulnerability to a guy.
15th Jul '16 6:56:25 PM TheFarmboy
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* "Of Human Bonding" has Jake and Daria on a plane en route to a seminar. Earlier in the episode, Helen suggested to Jake that they could bond during that time. Jake thought to himself that maybe he should resolve his DaddyIssues and try to be a better father for Daria, while Daria ponders if she should let her guard down and let her father know that she loves him. Only small talk about peanuts and goldfish escape their lips.
20th Feb '16 10:14:07 AM paul723
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** And let's not forget about Daria's break-up with Tom. Even Daria herself is genuinely heartbroken of that choice.
2nd Feb '16 5:02:47 PM SarcasmKid
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** And unfortunately, Jake and Helen weren't exactly wrong with how they were portraying each other. Jake uses his DaddyIssues to avoid responsibility, and Helen does have a tendency to act like ItsAllAboutMe. "Lane Miserables" opens with Helen making a big deal about how families should spend time together and feels the need to bring up how she had to rearrange numerous meetings that could impact future dealings so she could be there. She then wonders aloud why she even bothers when no one acknowledges what she just said.
8th Jan '16 8:58:31 AM saffronpanther
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* In "Lane Miserables", Trent says he once lived in a tent in the yard for six months, waiting for someone to invite him back inside.

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* In "Lane Miserables", Trent says he once lived in a tent in the yard for six months, waiting for someone to invite him back inside. What makes this even sadder is that his mother relates this fact, earlier, but under the oblivious impression it was a childhood quirk or Trent expressing his artistic sensitivities.
12th Nov '15 10:34:25 PM SarcasmKid
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* There's a small and easy to miss moment in "The Lost Girls." When the Morgendorffers are having dinner with egotistical and deluded magazine editor Val, Daria delivers a small and somewhat scathing explanation on the concept of "Edgy," that is, the idea of marketing executives engineering "This fake concept of seeming to be dangerous" when everything they do is mass produced, planned in advanced, and meant to suck the spending money out of society's younger generation. When Daria finishes speaking, Quinn suddenly looks very depressed, as if she was actually listening to what Daria was saying and understood it. And by understanding it, it's one of those moments when Quinn is forced to face that all the things which make her popular, the clothes she wears, the music she likes, the movies she sees, also make her part of the same bland, faceless crowd that is being willfully exploited for their money. The moment doesn't last long, but it's one of a few times in the first half of the series when Quinn is legitimately saddened by something.
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