The Comment Awards Are Dressing for Success

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Hi there, fireflies! August has me remembering the absolute joy of back-to-school shopping for Trapper Keepers and pencil cases. My Trapper Keeper has a Lisa Frank undersea motif, what about yours?

This week, Natalie, Shelli Nicole, and A. Tony had a conversation about P-Valley, a show that’s changed all the rules about Black queer storytelling.

Heather’s got ten books for you to read in between D&D campaigns!

Tomato season and Leo season overlap slightly, and Ashni knows why.

Need a cozy game to chill out with? Julie knows you’ll love Lake.

Abeni helped out a reader who’s not sure whether to reach out and apologize to someone from their past.

KKU knows you need to read All This Could Be Different, a gorgeous novel from Sarah Thankam Mathews.

Valerie Anne’s got a queer read on She-Hulk: Attorney At Law.

Sai spoke with Keah Brown about her new children’s book, Sam’s Super Seats! 

And then there were your comments!


On What “Dyke TV” Can Teach Us About Independent LGBTQ Media:

The Memoriessss Award to Tracy Levesque:

!! I was a Philly reporter for Dyke TV.

On “A League of Their Own” Episode 108 Recap: The Ninth Inning:

The Tag Yourself Award to Dee:

I’m that fan with the “I want to be a peach” sign. I’m watching it for the third time now. I really tried to savor it the second time but I couldn’t help but binge through it again. The third time’s the charm

And the Teammate Award to Lauren:

I just wanted to let you know that these amazing recaps are the thing that finally tipped me over to becoming an A+ member. It’s been such a joy to read and watch along with you to this incredible show. Thank you thank you thank you.

On Juicy, Dripping Tomatoes Are the Stars of Late Summer:

The Riches Beyond Measure Award to September:

This article speaks to my heart. My wife is a taurus sun, leo rising and she grows tomatoes on our tiny balcony. The plants take up so much space that by July we can’t set foot on the balcony anymore. They are ripe now and I harvested 42 wonderfully round and red ones just yesterday. So I am going to make bruschetta and caprese salad for dinner tonight.

And the Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat of Summer Award to miskate:

Thank you for this celebration; “tomato season is my Christmas” is my lifestyle, too, complete with bottomless bowl of mini snacking tomatoes all August. Salt fat tomato bread forever.

On Five Outfits for Being the Main Character in a Lesbian Romantic Comedy:

The Love Interest When Award to Gina and cleo:

damn i dressed like #5 every day this summer and yet experienced a distinct and disappointing lack of inevitable reunions with former love interests while our friends cheered and we kissed. still recommend a linen version of the look for “it’s so hot and so humid i can’t have any fabric touch me” vibes though

And on “All This Could Be Different” Review: A Novel So Good I Dreaded Finishing It:

The Hits Home Award to mat:

yeah this is the best book i’ve ever read. done. it’s also such a book. the narrator shares the first name with one of my cousins, another character holds the entire name of another of my cousins. i’ve never gotten to experience this in literature and, i know this book isn’t about performative representation, but it really hits me in the ancestral place, too, in my diasporic malayali heart connected to the pulse of my home place. haven’t finished it yet & already can’t wait to read it again.


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