“What a great city.”
There are lots of great things about being a queer nerd, but maybe the best is that you get to be friends with other queer nerds. They’re really the best people. And they make great merch.
“That noise you hear is very excited science-y squealing.”
I know this will come as a shock, but I don’t do well with emotional conflict.
Books like The Witch Boy and creators like Molly Ostertag are here to create a kinder, more tender world to replace the broken one we have right now.
The object is to eat as much food as you can, avoiding your dislikes and food allergies while gobbling up your very favorites. In other words, it’s pretty much exactly like attempting to dine at A-Camp as a gluten-free vegan who’s allergic to nightshades.
“I don’t know how to talk about sadness with no root, much less explain it.”
“Rough night, kid?”
It’s also just so great to see a major games developer consistently shrug off the idea that a protagonist has to be a white man somewhere between CW Love Interest and CW Hot Dad in age whose character development can be deduced by counting the number of grey hairs in his angst-stubble.
You know what one of my most common questions at school visits is? “How do you come out?” Kids actually ask me this, in front of their peers and teachers. It’s unbelievable to me, it’s so brave.
A classic baby gay dilemma.
“Resume looks good. Just be the person from this resume.”
“I can’t be reduced. I’ve come to find resilience sexy.”
“Anything brown and round is fair game,” says Patricelli, who says she’s even seen Greater Sage-Grouses try to mate with dried cow poop when nothing more promising was around. “The bar is pretty low for us in trying to fool the males.”
The #MeToo hashtag was an important one. It was also imperfect. These comics are illuminating that. They’re speaking up for others who feel the same way but were or still are afraid.
Those “gloomy days” we all know about…they come and they go.
“I’m just messing with you. I’m totally gay. All robots are gay.”
Brave New World, is a beautiful fever dream; it’s a gift to queer gamers, an eerily accurate depiction of what it’s like to be a teenage girl just starting to figure out that, hey, maybe you like girls.
In honor of the second season coming out tomorrow, I give you the coolest Stranger Things…er…things I’ve found on the internet.
“We got asked if we were sisters-in-law. Like we had brothers or something –”
“Like, no, we’re married to each other.”
“They really couldn’t wrap their heads around us.”