The Comment Awards Are Chewing the Ice

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Hey hi hello fireflies! I know this has been a rough week for a lot us! Maybe you can find some joy in this incomplete list of things that made me happy this week:

  1. The description of the ASL sign for “good friend,” from the ASL dictionary my class uses: Link your index fingers to show a bond. Pull it forward twice to show the bond is not easily broken.
  2. Baked potatoes
  3. Remembering that nobody is stopping me from listening to the same bands I listened to in high school, and cranking up the Cake
  4. Always and forever, browsing back archives of the Poetry Is Not a Luxury Instagram account
  5. Watching couples with matching aesthetics walk through Target together
  6. All of you helping Autostraddle to EXCEED ITS MOTHERF*CKING FUNDRAISING GOALS
  7. The cuteness of the word “chickpea”
  8. And last but not least, Milo and Possum, true BFFs:
A rain-drenched park adorned in green. Two happy smiling dogs posing on rocks

photo by Possum’s dad and intrepid photographer Canyon

This week, The L Word: Generation Q was canceled. Whomp whomp! We’ll always have season one, Finley on that bike, Sophie and Finley stepping closer to one another in the hospital corridor…sigh. And we’ll always have Riese’s recaps!

For Thank You, Ex, A. Tony thanked an old partner for one (1) pair of ghost hands.

From Niko: Fictional Women I Wished I Had Been as a Young Closeted Trans Girl. Relating to these women, especially Deb from Empire Records, is a MOOD.

Shelli Nicole had some advice for a reader who kind of messed up with a married friend.

Stef had this dispatch from the Florida educational system.

Read this: Gutter Talk: On the X-Men and Visibility.

Heather had some advice for readers who are living with Long Covid.

For this week’s Blush and Bashful, guest columnist Kristen wrote all about eloping!

Thigh harness, anyone?

And then there were your comments!

On Fictional Women I Wished I Had Been as a Young Closeted Trans Girl:

The 10 Roots I Love About You Award to Jess:

Kat Stratford. Just the name rumbles something deep inside my stomach brain.

On Picdoku: Generation O(riginal Cast):

The Sex Sex Sex Award to kat and Lydia:

I’m not done solving this yet but had to comment now because trying to keep track of each little character’s picture means my inner voice keeps going “Shane Shane Shane

On I’ll Watch Anything With a Toxic Mentor/Mentee Dynamic:

The One Hit Wonder Award to shamblebot:

It’s so great how they made one perfect season of UnReal and then the show ended before it could do anything weird and/or racist! They definitely didn’t make any more seasons of that show!

On What Your Preferred Type of Ice Says About How You Seek Pleasure:

The Parent Ever After Award to Sarah:

I saw the sphere ice and my first thought was, that’s a choking hazard. My second thought was, i did not realize that raising children would mean i rate everything on a scale of approved safe food shape to choking hazard.

On Guessing Game: Where Queer Meet Cutes Are Unleashed:

The Parking Lot of (No) Return Award to Linnea and Cleo:

tell me why did I guess car park?? 😂

On Every Generation Q Sex Scene, Ranked:

The Cameo Award to Katherine O’Keefe:

And on Also.Also.Also: Oh Trump Got Indicted:

The Late Breaking News Award to @caitrw:

amid the sea of criminally homophobic and patriarchal news can we please still revel in the eve eve release of the Kristen Stewart directed boygenius album release film?

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  1. Oh wow that pic of Milo and Possum is like… sorry no words, only super feelings of delight. Been staring at it for a while and it’ sooooo…. nope, still don’t have the words.💜

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