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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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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