No Filter: Samira Wiley Fears The Deer and Jill Soloway Officially Joins The Club, Gets The Haircut

Here we are, strangelings: the final No Filter of 2015. It’s been an epic journey for all of us, as we’ve come to know Tegan and Sara’s cats better than we know our own. I’ve become a strange hoarder of social media in my off hours.  Did anyone else catch that moment when Angel Haze tweeted a picture of themself giving DJ Kittens a piggyback ride before immediately deleting it because I DID and did not get a screenshot and will regret it forever. Anyway, let’s get started:

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I seem to have cut my hair

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Ah yes, Jill Soloway seems to have gotten her queer starter kit in the mail.

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#PittsburghZoo WTF?!?!!!

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Samira Wiley, I don’t know what to say about this picture but this might be the best thing that’s happened all year.

Very excellent eyebrow arches run in this family.

Brittani Nichols, the world’s coolest cucumber.

Carrie Brownstein’s squad showing off their very enviable nerd socks.

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Ellen Page would like to remind you of the existence of this magnificent dog.

Tegan and Sara had a weirder Christmas than you did.

Quit playing games with my heart.

None of my friends love me enough to make me a plywood cutout this cute.

Join us next week, when it will be a whole new year, a whole new you, and I will still be here creeping through Cara Delevingne’s selfies.

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    • did you know that every week i remind myself of that and as i go into the post i’m like “THIS IS GONNA BE THE WEEK I FINALLY DON’T FUCK UP ANGEL HAZE’S PRONOUNS WHICH I ACTUALLY KNOW AND RESPECT” and every week my brain is like “THAT’S WHAT YOU THINK!” i promise this is not a willful oversight. all fixed now!

  1. Samira’s pic made me realise just how hungry for protein I was at 10 am. In addition to giving me one of those moments where I remember I’m a generation away from eating road kill and have had sausage made of…distinctly not beef and definitely not turkey.

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