The Comment Awards Are Hiding In A Tree With A Supersoaker

So, it’s come to this: 58 days into my shelter-in-place, and there is an itsy-bitsy spider (really and truly) crawling over the other pillow in my bed, and I’m letting her stay. To have some company.

Edit: She left her pillow and came over to me, so I took her outside, because she wasn’t observing social distancing. I’m also pretty sure she didn’t have a mask.


This week! This week. A week is seven days, did you know? And SO MUCH GOOD Autostraddle content contained therein! Like when Greasebat stayed perfectly on-topic.

KaeLyn wrote about sperm donation and the things we can tell our children, for You Need Help.

You were queer! Right! Here! I love this gallery with all of my heart and soul.

Foolish Child got straight to the heart of all of those corporate marketing e-mails we’ve gotten lately.

Stef is back, because who else could report this news but her?

THIS ROUNDTABLE WAS EVERYTHING: Six Queer Asian Artists on “The Half of It” and the Future of Queer Asian Cinema.

Xoài profiled Cecilia Chung, one of the mothers of the modern trans movement.

Kayla wants to open a gay club in your living room. Believe me, you want to go to there!

And then there were your comments.

On Grease Bats: Tight Spaces:

The Magic Mic Award to leep and Al:

magic wand as mic is always so good.

On Sunday Funday Is Making Cocktails in Our Robes With Divas:

The Meryl Award to Dee:

Me after 8 weeks of social distancing: [Gif of Meryl Streep drinking liquor from the bottle in a robe]

On 10 Simple Kitchen Items I Invested in Now That I Have to Cook Three Meals a Day:

The Macguyvranola Award to Ar Grass:

presently eating granola out of a novelty mug w a butter knife; feeling very seen

On Pop Culture Fix: Let’s Keep Talking About “The Half Of It” Forever:

The All Good Things Award to hihello:

WHAT DO YOU MEAN THE FINAL SEASON OF SHE-RA i would like to speak to a manager

And the Into Every Generation Award to Sylvia and Amidola:

As a total baby dyke who wasn’t even born until after Xena stopped airing new episodes (yeah, I know), can I just say how happy I am that the fandom around this show kept it relevant enough for a snobby, digital-age baby like me to take a chance on it? I’m still on my first journey with Xena: Warrior Princess and almost from the first episode it had me asking, what subtext? This show is G-A-Y. I love how many times they go out of their way to split-hairs with the heteronormative censures of the network. Xena and Gabrielle all the way!

On Fire In The Belly: Letter From The Editor:

The SuperSoaker’s Revenge Award to Riese:

omg little kamala hiding in a tree with a supersoaker waiting to exact her revenge is an image i will forever cherish

On “Batwoman” Understands Everyone Is Gay in Gotham City:

The You Need Help Award to shamblebot and Deli Twotone:

Batwoman plots as advice posts: You Need Help: How Do I Keep Seeing a Woman After I Stole From Her? Into the A+ Advice Box: My ex-girlfriend and a former hookup are spending a lot of time together personally and professionally and I’m not okay with it. Is this weird? Do I still have feelings for both of them? Queered and Careered: Being More Assertive in Team Meetings

And on BREAKING: Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson Reportedly Split in Quarantine, Love Remains a Lie:

The For Sale: Sex Bench, Probably Used Award to andeac:

They should sanitize the bench and auction it off to raise money for research into HOW THIS COULD HAVE HAPPENED.

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  1. Well fed, but emotionally shallow like a kiddie pool.
    It’s def better than being numb with only rage as the only surfacing emotion, but it’s hella weirrrrrd.

    A small child hiding in a tree with a supersoaker is an adorably delightful image that ordinarily make me squee for example.

    • My ex was terrified of spiders but one winter we both agreed to have a “spider in residence” to help with the bugs infesting our plants.

      It was a good arrangement from our point of view : we selected one spider who could stay indoors and fatten up during the cold months (did they ever) and then in the spring I put them outside. We did that a few years in a row, until we moved to a new place with spiders the size of bread plates and we decided to maybe just never mind.

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