The Comment Awards Are Already Spooked

How goes it, candy corns? I’ve missed you. This past week I’ve been busy burning kale chips, crafting adult-sized ninja turtle costumes and working “Frankenstorm” into as many conversations as possible. (Because best storm name ever, right?) Speaking of Franken-stuff, do you weirdos have Halloween plans? Do you want to? We’ve got you covered with how-tos for crafting 90s, last-minute or couples costumes. Also face painting  and tiny Halloween treats!

Elsewhere in the ‘straddleverse we told some o.b.® tampon tales, Dapperq offered style tips for suits plus general fashion advice and we introduced our talented new interns!

With the election at our fingertips we talked more politics w/r/t  the debate, early voting, the Log Cabin Republicans and what a Romney presidency could mean for women. And though you might not need a bunch of hipster celebs encouraging you to vote, it’s nice to know they’re willing to do it anyway.

Now let’s see who said the best stuff this week. These are the commenters who’d get the jumbo-sized candy bar if they ever came trick-or-treating at my house.

On Listling Without Commentary: Weird Things You Did As Children Because You Liked That Book So Much:

The Lion, The Witch And The Homo Award to Mira: “The real reason some of us never come out of the closet: we’re looking for the exit on the other side.”

On Best Halloween Costume Ever: Queer Couples Edition:

The Leaf Me Alone Award to Jana:

On NSFW Lesbosexy Sunday:

The Fist Place Award to Emily Anne“I legitimately teared up at the last line in Gabby’s story. Only on Autostraddle would a story about fisting make me cry big, blubbery, happy tears.”

The Plant A Seed Award to Marika“Did anybody else text a cute girl and tell her it was International Fisting Day? Anybody? Just me?”

On News of The World: Foreign Policy And the Last Presidential Debate:

The Cavalry Award to Emily and fynnie:

On Damnit France Why Can’t You Be More Like The Netherlands? :

The Elastane In Your Membrane Award to TheBunnyGeek: and Kate W

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carrie is a nine to five office dweller in massachusetts. she loves waves, ​collects skateboards and is perpetually planning her escape from the northeast.

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  1. And now I’ll spend the rest of the night humming Cypress Hill
    “Elastane In Your Membrane”…

  2. this makes me want to dress in uniform for halloweeeen to celebrate my first comment award. but i’ve already put together my costume: ULTIMATE PATRIOT.

    • wait- actually military garb may be the ultimatest. time to rethink my budget/the amount of effort i want to put into this

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