The Comment Awards Are Eating Cheese and Contemplating Existence

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Hi there, fireflies! Here we are, in this magical space between Christmas and New Year’s, contemplating our existences, eating cheese and wondering why, when we could make up a whole world, we decided to make up one with capitalism in it. Anyone else? Or is that just me?

This week, Nico knew which Christmas monster you should date. (This was SO much fun!)

Niko brought us the uncomplicated pleasure of Taskmaster.

Drew spoke to August Winter about Women Talking and navigating Hollywood as a nonbinary actor.

Vanessa and Himani helped out a reader who’s 65 and thinks they might be queer!

Ro had this remembrance of Mira Bellwether, author of F*cking Trans Women.

For Practical Magic, I wrote about feeding yourself, even when your executive dysfunction gets in the way.

Nic watched the Miss Cleo documentary, and had this to say about Miss Cleo’s queer legacy. I remember those infomercials! This was FASCINATING.

Em closes out each year with a word. This year’s word is closer.

And then there were your comments!


On The L Word Generation Q Episode 306 Recap: Questions For Us All Together On Drugs:

The Coherence Award to @caitrw:

Riese, these screengrab captions were pure brilliance, and honestly contained more continuity/made more sense than the Sinley dynamic and subsequent breakup.

And the Bread for Toast Award to jazbati:

the second bar HAS to be called Jenny’s!

On Christmas Traditions, Ranked by Lesbianism:

The Love the Hat Award to TisTheCarolSeason:

Not my stupid gay ass thinking that by caroling I thought you meant…watching Carol.

On Eight Queer Cozy Baking Mysteries I Wish Existed:

The Tea4Tea Award to Dolly:

Forget your homework and curl up with this dark-academia-aesthetic-stoner-sapphic-nonbinary-cozy-mystery-thriller instead. Jeeeeeeez so good! What an article! What a production! What a read! Give me Sapphic Sweets Mysteries I want them alllll

On Holigay Quiz: Which Christmas Monster Should You Date?

The Be Your Own Boo Award to Ilex:

The quiz didn’t give me a result! I can only imagine that this means that I am the Christmas monster of my own dreams.

On Our Joy Starts Here:

The Task At Hand: Family Bonding Award to Elizabeth:

I love Taskmaster so so much, and almost posted a lengthy comment on the recent article here about autistic representation to talk about Fern Brady on the last series. She has an amazing Instagram quote about how her joyous participation in Taskmaster is a different sort of autistic representation than you get in most other media. And she’s bi! Then I thought, “is Taskmaster queer enough to recommend on Autostraddle?” and didn’t post. I’m so happy to see the Taskmaster love being shared around here. In line with the fact that there is no transphobia, biphobia, etc. to be found in Taskmaster, I’ve also found that if you can get a family member or two interested in the show, it becomes the perfect safe conversation topic for folks you might otherwise have a fraught time conversing with at family gatherings. My relationship with my brother has definitely improved significantly over the last two years of us watching and discussing an episode every week. I also know people who after seeing how amazing Fern, Sophie, Urzula (Taskmaster NZ), Mawaan, Joe, and others are on the show, have expanded their comedy horizon beyond “straight white guys in t-shirts.”

On You Need Help: I Just Turned 65 and I’m Questioning My Sexuality:

The Olderstraddlers Unite Award to Lisa W:

also side note: yay for older folks on Autostraddle! I am an A+ member, support the pledge drive, love AS and also suspect I’m quite a bit older than the median in the community cohort here.

And on Woke “Yellowstone” Cowgirls Kiss, Ruin Real Americans’ Favorite Show:

The Can’t Fight the Moonlight Award to Natalie and

Was just coming to the comments to say this and so glad to see you not only got here already, Natalie, but that it is literally the first comment. As it should be 😂


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