|Reviews for Holiday Bonus|
| Miss Grayson-Barton chapter 35 . 3/1
Still crying. So funny but so goddamn depressing at the same time. The feels… by then again, Mindy's unfinished business was kind've obvious. This one was so heartwrenchingly beautiful.
| Hickabickaboo chapter 40 . 2/25
Very nice, kinda fluffy but not too over-done. Good stuff.
| Marx810 chapter 40 . 2/24
Lol you had a lot of fun with this one, I could tell. I liked it for 2 reasons. One, I loved that you couldn't tell what universe this was in until Mindy's part, especially since it was set in the future. And two, my night job is in a theatre so it would have been my job to stop them from talking so much during the movie and using Angela's phone, if I happened to be walking by at that moment. It just entertained me.
Other than that, I liked Dave and Angela together, which only works in that universe, I suppose, since that's one of the only ones, if not the only one where, where there seems to be pretty much nothing between Dave and Mindy. Angela sulking through the movie was pretty funny too since it never occured to her that if he truly saw her in a completely non-sexual way, he'd have reacted to the picture differently, despite his rejection later.
And Mindy's scene with Todd was adorable lol. Especially her pointing out that nothing else was coming off, which I won't lie, was imediately where my mind went when she showed off the sexy Hit Girl costume. Also, I do find myself curious if Riley moving away was just for this universe, or was that foreshadowing in a sense.
| skywiseskychan chapter 40 . 2/20
You know, I don't think Todd is going to mind too much, after all, that is an awful lot of skin that he can play with tonight. Add in the covered bits and heaven!
| Ibskib chapter 40 . 2/17
I guess the last bit answered Angela's wonderings about Dave and Mindy. Perhaps the Fanfiction shipping wars have infected me a bit too much, but I just couldn't get into the idea of Mindy and Todd. I liked how she dressed up though, just wrong context for me :-)
peace of crap - piece of crap
| KrRcksMySx chapter 40 . 2/16
I feel like such a bad fan lol I've been awol for a while. But I had the chance to read this v-day night, just now getting around to leaving an actual review lol.
Anyway, I like this. Of course I like the whole Hit Girl/Todd thing so this definitely works for me ;) But I liked the Angela crushing on Dave thing too. Her inner monologue was really great, I mean really. Such an excellent example of your work I think :) It had been so long since I'd had much to do in community (to me it felt that way anyway) and reading this really reminded me of why I come here. I just really love all the things you come up with. I don't know how to explain it, but the way you write is so natural and expressive. You also balance humor, sexual tension, and drama so well!
Anyway, I really liked this chapter/update :) Of course I don't really like Dave with anyone other than Mindy, but Angela's inner thoughts were interesting. Great job!
| Luan Mao chapter 40 . 2/15
Interesting change-up from your usual match-up. A little rough, but not too bad. Spotted a couple typos, all homophones or near-homophones like were/where. (You've previously cursed at not having gotten them all. I guess I could suggest that you just give up because you'll never get them all. More usefully, after you finish writing and make a typo pass, set the story aside for a day or two and then look at it. You'll probably spot more typos, as well as other things you don't like, than if you make yet another pass right after writing.)
| NJHarris chapter 40 . 2/15
The other day I was thing to myself "oh yay, Valentines day on Friday..." and then it hit me "that means Holiday Bonus on Friday, sweet!". Ever since you mentioned the 'Dangela' fic, I've been wanting to read it. Once again you didn't disappoint. Totally worth the wait!
I didn't know how you were going to try and pair these two together, but you pulled it off! Though it started off a little awkward at first, because of Mindy's absence, they began to settle a little. Which works because they're already established as friends, but obviously not very close. Dave then goes and proves what a guy he is by spending nearly $50 on Cinema food. Even that was enough to shock her.
I really liked Angela here, she's incredibly flirty and very secure about herself, especially her looks. Some may find it self centred view yourself that way, which in retrospect it kinda is. But I think she feels a little insecure about herself around Dave, she possibly feels she has to reassure herself because he's never seemed interested in her. She even thrusts her phone into his face to prove how good she looks. Haha! It just made her character very amusing to read, and shows how confident she is about herself, which is never a bad thing.
These two really seemed to click, and it just worked so well. Though Mindy is the only reason these two know each other, they were able to look past the fact they've never just hung out, the two of them together. And from what I was reading they had a good time, even if Dave was a little dismissive of her comedic pass at him, and she took it as a little harsh. But in the end, she'd already made up her mind that Dave is a genuinely nice guy that she could see herself with. I mean he certainly wants her to kiss him again. So it could work, couldn't it?
With Todd's name mentioned, I knew something was up. You managed to work in your "Hit Girl's in my bedroom" pairing too, which helped to differentiate your "Dandy" ship. Giving another take on the relationships between the characters, including your own ones.
As I said, totally worth the wait to finally be able to read this! "Dangela" worked so well here, do you reckon you'll ever pair them together again? I would love to see these two together, and see everyone's reactions to it.
Once again, loved it!
| erbkaiser chapter 40 . 2/15
Not a ship (or two) I'd sail but written well as usual. What a breath of fresh air your chapters usually are :)
Yup if Dave and Mindy are not interested in each other then Angela might be good for him. Even if she does come on strong.
Side-note: around where I live at least, most lingerie shops have their names printed on their mirrors so girls taking a teasing selfless are automatically advertising them. That amuses me.
| RobGill chapter 40 . 2/14
It's been a few years since I saw Hot Fuzz, but, yeah, it definitely has its moments.
Yeah, I can see Angela being a little more flirty than usual when Mindy isn't around; just imagine her behavior in PC, add a few more years, and it's plausible. (Yeesh, even the changing room picture.) And yes, I can see Dave having to pick his words carefully, when describing her; she seems like the sort who might react unpredictably if a guy's description of her is off a little bit.
Marcus being obsessive about keeping Dave and Mindy apart (even with the two not being into each other in this reality), seems a bit odd, though. Unless...see comments below.
And I like the Mindy/Todd stuff, even with her caution. Her attire sounds a little more daring than usual, but fascinating, nonetheless. For a second, I thought that it was in the same reality as the Dave/Angela date. Or maybe it is; maybe Mindy made up the part about the babysitting, so she could see Todd. Then again, who knows (beside you, of course)?
| The Darrker chapter 40 . 2/14
This was a very cute bonus. Though many see valentines day as a superfluous holiday, only meant to sell hallmark cards and chocolate, I feel it's a nice sentiment to remember all your loved ones, not just the one you are romantically involved with. (Even though I also believe appreciation and romance for your partner shouldn't be pigeon holed just for this one day).
I do appreciate these little bonus chapters. Other than the holiday, it's something else to look forward to.
| JMCracer chapter 40 . 2/14
This was fun to read. I think you should do more about Dave and Angela... just in general... or I'll start attempting it and you know how bad I am at writing
| WhiteTigerLilly chapter 40 . 2/14
Same radio station, different frequencies. My friend Becca and I are like that. I'm the introvert and she's the extrovert.
This is what that was. :) I didn't realize it till Todd's room.
Happy Valentines Day!
| The Dark Eccentric chapter 40 . 2/14
While I do like the DavexMindy pairing, the occasional alternative is good to mix things up a bit. Its why I liked the ToddxHitGirl story before.
So I rather enjoyed this story as a "what if" the feeling between Dave and Mindy were just familial love. Who might they get together with? And we never really have seen Dave and Angela without Mindy. In fact we've never really seen Angela without Mindy at all. So it wasn't just good to see Dave and Angela interacting (though that was good), but it was also a great chance to just get to know Angela's character better. I really enjoyed their back and forth and overall relationship.
Also liked that additional scene there at the end.
| MOAR chapter 40 . 2/14
Well this was...different. But I enjoyed it in a weird sort of way.
Dave/Angela never even crossed my mind as a couple but it really works here.
I was also glad to see another entry in the Mindy/Todd section.
Can't wait for St. Patricks day. Will we see the little green bastard this year?