The Comment Awards Are Playing Softball in Stardew Valley

A small, brown and white dog peeking over their laptop screen, with a caption that says "Hey did you see that comment?!"

Good morning, fireflies! May I present: Milo requesting with increasing urgency that I throw the ball, a photo series.

A collage of three images. 1. Milo nudging the ball towards me. 2. Milo with the ball in his mouth, popping up between my legs while I'm seated. 3. Milo setting three tennis balls before me.

This week, Stef brought us 15 unexpected songs for a beach playlist.

Heather rounded up the original Pretty Little Liars 50 most bananapants moments. This list took me BACK and made me snort-laugh.

Vanessa spoke with Michelle Tea about queer pregnancy and memoir writing!

A. Tony saw Nope, a horror movie where the Black lesbian protagonist miraculously doesn’t die. I got to see this last weekend and holy wow, was it gorgeous!

Kayla would humbly like to remind you of (or introduce you to) the Niçoise salad. I concur! This salad is perfect!

This week’s Wait, Is This A Date? featured none other but Grace Lavery!

Bring Brittney Griner home. All of my fingers and toes are truly crossed on this one!!!

Yashwina wrote about the necessity of queer utopias for Rainbow Reading.

And then there were your comments!

On Here’s What the Cast and Crew Are Saying About “A League of Their Own”:

The Origin Story Award to LassoMadeOfStars and Linnea:

Can’t wait for this! I got to be an extra in the original movie (in the bar scene). One time, there was a break and we were all standing around and Rosie O’Donnell offered me a piece of gum and I died right there.

On Quiz: Which Stardew Valley Character Should You Marry?

The R U OK, Leah Award to Heather Hogan and nosidam:

I’m not sure I have been clear enough. Leah also hates: hashbrowns, pancakes, cookies, and BREAD.

And the Amethysts Are Delicious Award to minimallyeschew:

We’re going to get caught up in how Leah won’t eat bread and just ignore the fact that ABIGAIL STRAIGHT UP EATS ROCKS?! She eats rocks!!!

On We Need to Talk About Monkeypox:

The Clarity Award to Mary and me:

Really appreciate this clear and straightforward explainer – I didn’t even know that monkeypox was not an STI until I read this. Thanks Ro!

On Pop Culture Fix: Real Life “A League of Their Own” Pitcher Says Most Players Were Gay, Obviously:

The Be Gay, Do Crimes Award to forawhile:

so you broke the rules your whole life. . .

On “The Only” Finally Gives USWNT Black Gay Superstar Briana Scurry a Hero’s Story:

The Memories Saved Award to JLD:

I’ve been so excited for the documentary! I was in middle school in the late 90’s and my figure skating coach knew I played soccer as well and had a friend who was a professional sports photographer, so she got me a signed copy of a sweet Briana Scurry save. My black queer soccer playing self was (and still is) ecstatic about it!

On 17 Handyqueers To Follow on Instagram:

The Respectfully, Award to K:

The Venn diagram people on this list and the people I’d swipe right on a dating app on happens to be a perfect circle

And the Teach a Queer to Fish Award to Annie:

This is great! We have a lesbian neighbor who is an electrician, and instead of fixing things herself she’ll teach my wife and I how to do it for the same rate. It definitely takes her longer to walk us through it, and it is so cool to have these personal lessons on home maintenance with someone we feel so comfortable with!

And on No Filter: One Thing Lesbians Are Gonna Do Is Have an Intense Relationship With Their Dog:

The Did a Dog Write This Award to hihello:

Kate Moennig you have TWO hands they’re both RIGHT there and either would work perfectly well to give the dog some popcorn WHY

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  1. I don’t think I’ve ever taken a moment to say that the best part of the Comments on AS is having my mind (and heart) blown away by the personal experiences that are being shared. It’s just so freakin’ awesome.

    Gratitude to the Comment Awards for bringing them to light !

  2. since playing stardew valley I have realized that everyone in pelican town cooks without onions, and the only guy who’s heard of seasoning lives in some cave in the desert or something? perhaps this is why abigail eats rocks

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