The Comment Awards Are Loyal and True

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And then there were your comments!


On Ellen DeGeneres’ Talk Show Is in Question Amid Accusations of Racism, Intimidation, and Sexual Misconduct:

The After…You Know Award to Chandra and Everyone:

Huh I guess a certain unnamed website deserves to be associated with her name AfterAll

On My Top 10 Television Characters: Riese, Who Admires Your Confidence:

The Goddamnit, James Award to Sally:

Going to quietly sit here and hope for some additional content on James from The L Word in the also rans. Is it just a profound sense of pity? Is it because he’s the only person in the history of TLW that appeared to do their job? Maybe if his character had been fully explored he may have turned out to be the one character that understood the concept of time.

On Netflix’s “Get Even” Is “Foxfire” Meets “Pretty Little Liars,” But More Mediocre and Slightly Less Gay:

The You Tried!🌟 Award to shamblebot and Riese:

Shamblebot: “Generally speaking I think all of the actors were doing their best.” This is so profoundly kind and generous, and probably what I would say if asked to review literally anything. / Riese: you know they memorized their lines they went to hair and makeup they got their outfits on they went to set they read the lines they made emotions!!! good work to all involved!!!

On The Soft Butch That Couldn’t (Or: I Got COVID-19 in March and Never Got Better):

The HI, SOCKS Award to Didi:

https://www.autostraddle.com/anatomy-of-a-mango-flesh/

On Anatomy of a Mango: Flesh:

The Powers of the Flesh Award to Didi:

“…a way for me to disappear into another body. I didn’t want to be seen…” I relate to this hard. This article is giving me powers already. And it’s super hot. Thank you

On What We Wish We’d Known Before We Started Gay Dating:

The Is This Heaven? Award to Kiana:

i wish i had known what a red flag was, so i could have known what a red flag it was that she thought “heavenly creatures” was “the most romantic story ever”!!!

On Yes, Fundraising Is Part of Our Business Model: Here’s Why:

The Gold Standard Award to audreymb:

I would love it if you introduced a higher A+ tier! I don’t want more perks, I just want to give you more of my money 😄 I’ve set up a recurring PayPal donation in it’s stead but my guess is that’s not counted towards your A+ goals.

And on Also.Also.Also: There’s No Crying in Baseball but There Are Gays in Amazon’s A League of Their Own:

The Crying in Baseball Award to Blackmar:

My first thought when I saw a headline about A League of Their Own on another website was, “Who all’s gay here?”


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