Covert Cupid ’17 Fanfic: Karen

Note: This entry is part of this year’s Covert Cupid challenge, in which each host drew three characters from a hat and used them to write a romantic fanfiction short. You can hear them all read aloud in Episode 80 of the podcast.

I know what you’re thinking.
Karen! How the hell did you manage to get Ninja Turtle characters for the last two fic challenges?!?
And honestly? I have no freakin’ clue how that happened, but I’m sure as hell not complaining.

Okay, that’s not entirely true, because this fic was wicked hard, guys.
Like…way harder than I thought it was going to be when I was still basking in the afterglow of my good luck.
April is mostly a blank slate regardless of source canon, and so having her be down for a little girl-on-girl wasn’t going to take a ginormous stretch in logic.
And Xena? Please. Have you ever SEEN Xena?

No, the problems surfaced when I realized I couldn’t write Xena in love with anyone that wasn’t Gabrielle. And believe me, I tried.

So what you get instead is a tale of high adventure and longing that is chock full of TMNT Volume 1 Easter Eggs.
I’m so proud of myself, I could spit.

-Karen

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Covert Cupid ’17 Fanfic: Caitlin

Note: This entry is part of this year’s Covert Cupid challenge, in which each host drew three characters from a hat and used them to write a romantic fanfiction short. You can hear them all read aloud in Episode 80 of the podcast.

I went into this fan fic only knowing who one of the characters was; having a vague notion about the fandom of another; and having never even remotely heard of the third. Because of this, there was extensive wiki reading to find out whatever I could about the unknowns, and I ultimately realized I could make basically my entire fic one big lead up to a solid punchline. I hope you will enjoy it, as I was ultimately pretty pleased with and amused by it.

-Caitlin

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Ep 80 – Covert Cupid 2017

If you had forgotten Covert Cupid… damn, then we could’ve gotten away not hosting it and you wouldn’t have been the wiser.

But traditions don’t become traditions unless you keep participating, and since we’re working on making this a tradition that’s going to last…here we are.

It’s like looking down at a heart-shaped box of chocolates where there’s no key in sight and you’re just hoping with all you’ve got that you pick good flavors, knowing full well you’ve got to smile your way through whatever orange creme-filled nightmare you happen to actually get.

So join us this week for our big reveals, not safe for work language and situations, and more importantly…NO APOLOGIES.

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Ep 77 -Did we do thaaaaat?

This week the Foxes tackle the topic of Television families.
The good ones. The bad ones. The ones that put the fun in dysfunctional.

Which families do the Foxes think of first?
What do our favorite fictional families say about us?
And what does that all say about how we as a culture define the normal family?

Tune in this week, or so help me, I’ll turn this podcast right around!

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Ep 73 – Take a Bite of the Silver Sandwich

A wise-man once said, “Sometimes clouds have two sides, a dark and light, and a silver lining in between. It’s like a silver sandwich. So, when life seems hard, take a bite out of the silver sandwich.”

Okay, so that was really Zuko from “Avatar the Last Airbender” that said that, and what he said didn’t really make any sense at the time. Or…at all, if we’re being honest.

But the fact remains that even the darkest clouds have slivers of silver…somewhere. The trick is knowing where to look.

So join the Foxes this week as they go off in search of the best, brightest, and silverest that 2016 had to offer.

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Ep 69 – Nü Disney

This week, the Foxes take on New Disney and answer all the important questions: When did New Disney begin? What made New Disney *New Disney*? What was the greatest of the Renaissance films?

Plus, find out our favorite New Disney films, which Fox has seen Zootopia an impressive 7 times, and which Fox absolutely. Fucking. HATES. Wreck it Ralph.

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