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What we know about her daily life is that she spends a lot of time trying to further her own image & fame - usually while pretending not to, such as her PR man 'accidentally' leaking that she'd be at Lawndale High - and tries to move in the same social circles as young celebrities.  She tends to namedrop the first names of celebrities she's met. In conversation, she alternates between seemingly-clueness attempts to sound young & cool and cynical media manipulator. A brief glimpse behind the mask was shown when she discovered her (younger) boyfriend Drew, a celebrity, was dumping her for a starlet that he'd got pregnant: she was left distraught, had to mutter the calming mantra "I am Val as in ''Val''" (something she appears to have done before), and made angry & upset threats to destroy his career.  
 
What we know about her daily life is that she spends a lot of time trying to further her own image & fame - usually while pretending not to, such as her PR man 'accidentally' leaking that she'd be at Lawndale High - and tries to move in the same social circles as young celebrities.  She tends to namedrop the first names of celebrities she's met. In conversation, she alternates between seemingly-clueness attempts to sound young & cool and cynical media manipulator. A brief glimpse behind the mask was shown when she discovered her (younger) boyfriend Drew, a celebrity, was dumping her for a starlet that he'd got pregnant: she was left distraught, had to mutter the calming mantra "I am Val as in ''Val''" (something she appears to have done before), and made angry & upset threats to destroy his career.  
[[Image:ValseesDaria.jpg|thumb|250px|left|Val realises the ''other'' girl is Daria.]]
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[[Image:ValseesDaria.jpg|thumb|250px|Val realises the ''other'' girl is Daria.]]
  
 
She has a friend called "Nonie".
 
She has a friend called "Nonie".
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
[[Image:Val whoareyou.jpg|thumb|250px|Val, forgetting to pretend she likes Daria for a second.]]
 
[[Image:Val whoareyou.jpg|thumb|250px|Val, forgetting to pretend she likes Daria for a second.]]
Val is a parody of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Pratt Jane Pratt] of Jane Magazine. ([[Guestward Ho!]]: "But her name has four letters, so it's so totally not her!") Pratt seems to be a good sport about it, [http://canigetamanwiththat.com/post/1086565092/dear-daria-revisiting-the-misery-chick in 2010] being asked to contribute questions to a [[Tracy Grandstaff]] interview and asking "would you parody someone now in order to make a social statement? I’m curious, as I used to make fun of people like New Kids On The Block back in the Sassy days".
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Val is a parody of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Pratt|Jane Pratt]] of Jane Magazine. ([[Guestward Ho!]]: "But her name has four letters, so it's so totally not her!") Pratt seems to be a good sport about it, [http://canigetamanwiththat.com/post/1086565092/dear-daria-revisiting-the-misery-chick in 2010] being asked to contribute questions to a [[Tracy Grandstaff]] interview and asking "would you parody someone now in order to make a social statement? I’m curious, as I used to make fun of people like New Kids On The Block back in the Sassy days".
  
The characters is drawn with wrinkles to make it clear that she's older than she acts. As was pointed out by [https://web.archive.org/web/20160503083533/http://blip.tv/dubiouskhan/the-worst-of-daria-part-2-6527350 ''Into The Idiot Box''], other adults aren't drawn like that, which accidentally makes Val look several decades older than Helen and Jake...
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The characters is drawn with wrinkles to make it clear that she's older than she acts. As was pointed out by [https://web.archive.org/web/20160503083533/http://blip.tv/dubiouskhan/the-worst-of-daria-part-2-6527350 ''Into The Idiot Box''], other adults aren't drawn like that, which accidentally makies Val look several decades older than Helen and Jake...
  
 
==Val in fanfics==
 
==Val in fanfics==
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Val was the guest timekeeper for the main event of the [[Lawndale Fighting Championship|LFC's]] "Is It 'Mania Yet?"
 
Val was the guest timekeeper for the main event of the [[Lawndale Fighting Championship|LFC's]] "Is It 'Mania Yet?"
  
The ghost story/crack pairing "Letting Go", pairing her and [[Tommy Sherman]] ([http://www.thepaperpusher.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=499714#p499714 Part 1], [http://thepaperpusher.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=499825#p499825 Part 2], [http://thepaperpusher.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=499842#p499842 Epilogue] by [[RX-87]])
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The ghost story/crack pairing "Letting Go" ([http://www.thepaperpusher.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=499714#p499714 Part 1], [http://thepaperpusher.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=499825#p499825 Part 2], [http://thepaperpusher.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=499842#p499842 Epilogue] by [[RX-87]])
  
 
[[Category:Minor Characters]]
 
[[Category:Minor Characters]]

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