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While other authors, like [[Invisigoth Gypsy]], were writing in script form before Forman began, Forman's Lost Seasons popularized both script as a form of writing and a tone that was faithful to the show.  His style became synonymous with "canon," which would spur vigorous debates about canon and off-canon as forms of acceptable fanfiction.  (Forman himself read and enjoyed all types of fanfics.)  Many contemporaries, like [[Peter Guerin]], [[Michelle Klein-Hass]], and Invisigoth Gypsy herself would cite him as an influence, as would authors soon to come, including [[John Berry]], Kara Wild, [[Canadibrit]], [[Admonisher]], and [[Daniel Suni]].
 
While other authors, like [[Invisigoth Gypsy]], were writing in script form before Forman began, Forman's Lost Seasons popularized both script as a form of writing and a tone that was faithful to the show.  His style became synonymous with "canon," which would spur vigorous debates about canon and off-canon as forms of acceptable fanfiction.  (Forman himself read and enjoyed all types of fanfics.)  Many contemporaries, like [[Peter Guerin]], [[Michelle Klein-Hass]], and Invisigoth Gypsy herself would cite him as an influence, as would authors soon to come, including [[John Berry]], Kara Wild, [[Canadibrit]], [[Admonisher]], and [[Daniel Suni]].
  
Forman adhered to canon strictly enough that he even created a "Daria Day" fanfic, in the style of the [http://web.archive.org/web/20120710051045/http://www.outpost-daria.com/ts_dday.html Daria Days] that preceded each season, to introduce Lost Season Two.  After surveying fans to find out which were his best-liked and least-liked fanfics, Forman inserted each of them in that order into his "Daria Day," so that fans could read the banter of Daria and Jane, then the fanfics ("Taking Debate" was the least popular, "Quinntet" the most popular), culminating in the premiere of "A Morgendorffer Scorned."  
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Forman adhered to canon strictly enough that he even created a "Daria Day" fanfic, in the style of the [http://www.outpost-daria.com/ts_dday.html Daria Days] that preceded each season, to introduce Lost Season Two.  After surveying fans to find out which were his best-liked and least-liked fanfics, Forman inserted each of them in that order into his "Daria Day," so that fans could read the banter of Daria and Jane, then the fanfics ("Taking Debate" was the least popular, "Quinntet" the most popular), culminating in the premiere of "A Morgendorffer Scorned."  
  
 
Forman is also credited with a couple of lasting fanfic characterizations.  One is of Jodie stressing out and wrestling with the pressure to be perfect, leading to her blow up in [[No Picnic]].  The other is of Saint Amy Barksdale.  While Forman was not the first person to characterize Daria's aunt [[Amy Barksdale|Amy]] as an older Daria and the only adult cool enough or mature enough to relate to her, his portrayal of her in "Quinntet" and "Alienation Legacy" influenced other fanfiction authors.  [[Matt]], for instance, used Amy and the Forman-created [[Aunt Eleanor]] as wise cynic "Jedi" figures in his [[Cynic Wars]] fanfiction. By contrast, Kara Wild was bothered by Forman's characterization and sought to present the downside in [[The Tie That Chokes]] and [[None in the Family]].
 
Forman is also credited with a couple of lasting fanfic characterizations.  One is of Jodie stressing out and wrestling with the pressure to be perfect, leading to her blow up in [[No Picnic]].  The other is of Saint Amy Barksdale.  While Forman was not the first person to characterize Daria's aunt [[Amy Barksdale|Amy]] as an older Daria and the only adult cool enough or mature enough to relate to her, his portrayal of her in "Quinntet" and "Alienation Legacy" influenced other fanfiction authors.  [[Matt]], for instance, used Amy and the Forman-created [[Aunt Eleanor]] as wise cynic "Jedi" figures in his [[Cynic Wars]] fanfiction. By contrast, Kara Wild was bothered by Forman's characterization and sought to present the downside in [[The Tie That Chokes]] and [[None in the Family]].

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