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: 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 64 – Finger on the Trigger Warning

TW/CW: Frank discussion of trigger warnings.

This week, the Foxes wrestle with trigger and content warnings, and their place in our world. Who thinks trigger warnings at large should be more like AO3? Who struggles with trigger warnings in academia? Which Fox misses the party? And who thinks the Chipmunks are awful (and is wrong)?

Please note that the Foxes have talked about this subject in a way that is meant to be respectful and thoughtful. As always, we welcome feedback, as this is an on-going subject for an ever-changing world.

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Ep 54 – Trauma, Drama, & Deadly Fauna

This week, WHRRRRthe Foxes have all come home to roostRRRRRRRRRRRR in RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRCatch-up Corner! Grab a drinkRRRRRUUUUUUUUHHH with us to hear the tragic saga of Karen in HHHHHRRRRRRSan Diego, MindBRRRRRRRREEEEEEE in Australia, Caitlin in theRRRRRRRR near future of Overwatch, and LizZZZZZRRRRReeeeeeeRRRRRRR on the couch. (We’re sorry about the audio quality this week. On the bright side, any episode after this will by default be better, sound-wise, so we’ve effectively found the Iron Man 2 of Foxes in the Hen House!)

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Ep 52 – First Impressions: “The Killing Joke” Round Table

Time for another round table in Caitlin’s Carland – this time, the Foxes are discussing “The Killing Joke”! Because our recording was made in Carland – the quality is not our usual caliber. But don’t worry, dear readers – the content IS.

This week, join Caitlin, Liz and Mindy, and find out how “The Killing Joke” rates out of 10 Foxes, which Fox had somehow missed the big theory about the end of the comic, which Fox is outraged by the film’s choice of ending, and even if any of the Foxes can stomach the Barbara origin introduction. Was this film actually any good?

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Minisode 04 – Tour de Broforce

In a world… of chaos and lawlessness… When a team is divided… Two heroes stand together. A retro gamer with a taste for danger and Will Smith; a pseudo-intellectual with an eye for satire and tropes. Together, Caitlin and Liz must carry the week by delivering a mini-brode to their readers. Together… they play Broforce.

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