Covert Cupid ’17 Fanfic: Mindy

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.

It had to be a Christmas movie. Of course it had to be a Christmas movie. I strongly suspected foul play, but, when I watched the video of the Heat Miser’s song… it was actually pretty cute.
This was certainly a tough one for me — I wasn’t too familiar with any of the characters, and at first, they seemed to have absolutely nothing whatsoever in common.

Ultimately, though, I couldn’t resist the idea of matching up two sort-of-supervillains who each had a kind of creepy crack team of minions, however bizarre the pairing seemed to be. And as for Leela, well, who better to pop randomly and inexplicably into a story than a Doctor Who companion?

And, um… I love fondue. Don’t you?

I hope you enjoy the story! -Mindy

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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 49 – Fangs for Listening

Court death and danger this week by inviting the Foxes in to talk about pop culture’s sometimes sexy, sometimes scary, never dying monsters: vampires! Have a listen this week to get hear theories on cultural disillusionment, resurrected fanfic memories, and big bat balls. But beware, the Foxes do not drink… wine. (Not THIS week, that is–they had beer and cider).

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Ep 33 – Polish Hat Trick

Time to catch up with what the Foxes have been up to! Join us to see who’s afraid of math(s), who can’t stop writing dirty fanfic, who’s got a Beyoncé addiction, and who is probably going to be barred from Poland–all before the long-anticipated Book Club discussion of “The Secret History of the Pink Carnation.”

Show Notes: Under Construction