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Initially, if fanfic writers touched on this episode it was so they could ''erase it from existence''. "[[A Desperately Needed Ending (to "Depth Takes a Holiday")]]", written by [[Kara Wild]] the month after the episode aired, is a prime example: Daria hallucinated the whole thing due to food poisoning. Explaining the fic away as a hallucination, dream, or story by Daria would pop up time and again. Otherwise, writers would ignore this episode ever happened.
 
Initially, if fanfic writers touched on this episode it was so they could ''erase it from existence''. "[[A Desperately Needed Ending (to "Depth Takes a Holiday")]]", written by [[Kara Wild]] the month after the episode aired, is a prime example: Daria hallucinated the whole thing due to food poisoning. Explaining the fic away as a hallucination, dream, or story by Daria would pop up time and again. Otherwise, writers would ignore this episode ever happened.
   
Over time, fanfic writers fond of [[alternate universe]] stories, [[fantasy]]/[[science fiction]], or simply bizarre tales have used this episode as an in-canon springboard for their work. Starting with "[[Illusions]]" by [[The Angst Guy]], the wormhole to Holiday Island became an "Architect Gate" in a number of fics, retconned into being a wormhole device by ancient aliens that could lead to any time and place. (Others have simply had it be a wormhole) A few of this odder fics will have Daria characters mention the events of this story ("[[Box to the Future]]" by [[Smijey]]) - other fanfics will imply or show that the characters were either mind-wipped or have convinced themselves it was all a dream/hallucination.
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Over time, fanfic writers fond of [[alternate universe]] stories, [[fantasy]]/[[science fiction]], or simply bizarre tales have used this episode as an in-canon springboard for their work. Starting with "[[Illusions]]" by [[The Angst Guy]], the wormhole to Holiday Island became an "Architect Gate" in a number of fics, retconned into being a wormhole device by ancient aliens that could lead to any time and place. (Others have simply had it be a wormhole) A few of this odder fics will have Daria characters mention the events of this story ("[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4349055/1/Box_to_the_Future Box to the Future]" by [[Smijey]]) - other fanfics will imply or show that the characters were either mind-wipped or have convinced themselves it was all a dream/hallucination.
   
Other writers have simply used the concept for the purposes of humour, such as [[Smijey]]'s [http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6555337/1/The_War_on_Christmas "The War on Christmas"], [[Halloween Visit]] by [[legendeld]], [[Angelinhel]]'s [http://www.thepaperpusher.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=263645#p263645 A Day (un)Like Any Other] and [[thatLONERchick]]'s [http://thepaperpusher.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=466861#p466861 "Will Ye Go Lassie, Go?"]. You will very rarely see the Holidays themselves in a serious or semi-serious story that springboards off this episode, exceptions being [[Dennis]]'s [http://thepaperpusher.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=467821#p467821 "Last Dance"] and Angst Guy's unfinished "[[JÖRMUNGANDR]]" and surreal adventure story "[[A Hard Days' Night]]" - the latter taking place simultaneously with the episode and developing the holiday idea further with the personification of 'bad days' like Friday the Thirteenth.
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Other writers have simply used the concept for the purposes of humour, such as [[Smijey]]'s [http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6555337/1/The_War_on_Christmas "The War on Christmas"], [[Halloween Visit]] by [[legendeld]], [[Angelinhel]]'s [http://www.thepaperpusher.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=263645#p263645 A Day (un)Like Any Other] and [[thatLONERchick]]'s [http://thepaperpusher.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=466861#p466861 "Will Ye Go Lassie, Go?"]. You will very rarely see the Holidays themselves in a serious or semi-serious story that springboards off this episode, exceptions being [[Dennis]]'s [http://thepaperpusher.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=467821#p467821 "Last Dance"] and Angst Guy's unfinished [http://www.theangstguy.com/fanfics/jorm-00.html JÖRMUNGANDR] and surreal adventure story "[[A Hard Days' Night]]" - the latter taking place simultaneously with the episode and developing the holiday idea further with the personification of 'bad days' like Friday the Thirteenth.
   
 
Writers of [[alternate universe]] series have outright avoided making AUs of this episode until 2011, when both "[[God Save The Esteem]]" (played straight) and then gender-flip AU [http://thepaperpusher.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=32929 Not So Different] (left ambigious) did versions of it.
 
Writers of [[alternate universe]] series have outright avoided making AUs of this episode until 2011, when both "[[God Save The Esteem]]" (played straight) and then gender-flip AU [http://thepaperpusher.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=32929 Not So Different] (left ambigious) did versions of it.
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