Also.Also.Also: So Did Hayley Kiyoko Predict 20GAYTEEN or Will It Into Existence?

This week on the internet has lasted seven years and I am so tired and dehydrated! I have to call a bank today (I HAVE TO) so I’ve withheld all the great fun things I want to do — like read the new Kristen Arnett essay that I link to below or organizing my gift list — until AFTER I’ve called them, because I am a proper adult with impulse control and a healthy attitude toward responsibility.

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  1. Fried Green Tomatoes! Saw it at the cinema with my dad when I was twelve, fell in love with Ruth and Idgie’s dungarees and later asked my mom (who hadn’t seen it) if she thought it possible/ realistic that two women lived together like them. She said „yes“ and I remember being not completely satisfied with both my question and her answer.

  2. I strongly suspect that Haley Kiyoko is a chaos magician who shapes the universe to her will. She creates musical rituals and then releases them to us, and we all sing along, thus exponentially magnifying her power.

    Am I serious? Who knows. DOESNT MATTER IT’S STILL 20GAYTEEN.

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