The Comment Awards Are Ranking Fanfic Tropes

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Hi there, fireflies! I got a Covid-19 booster shot yesterday, and I am DEFINITELY going to spend all day lying around being lazy and letting my immune system work hard. I love science! Maybe I’ll finally watched Sandra Oh in that academia series and ponder the mysteries of curly bangs and grand wood-paneled academic offices that don’t actually exist on the West Coast!

This week, Fall TV came back with a big queer bang.

Kayla wrote about her Wild Cravings.

Just in time for October, Heather knows which queer cat you are!

It’s time to dress for Fall!

Important: you are NOT running out of time and it is NOT too late. I cannot stress this enough! I’m a member of the Dirty Thirty club when it comes to my first queer kiss, and there are SO many of us! Queer Temporality is real!

Want to have sex with long nails, or with a long-nailed babe? Shelli’s got you covered!

Analysa wrote about the book that helped her get sober.

OMG: Cereal Mascots, Ranked by Lesbianism.

And then there were your comments!


On L Word Generation Q Episode 208 Recap: Launch My Party and I’ll Scream If I Want To:

The Alt U Award to BettyOnIt:

In the better universe where you are writing the show, I’d like to imagine Dani saying “I financed the hell out of this unit.”

On So You Want To Dress for Fall:

The Dark Academia Award to Jacqui and aj:

Not an expert, but imo ripped tights, band tees, and inflammatory enamel pins are great for queering academia looks.

On You Need Help: Am I Running Out of Time to Get Gay Kissed?

The New Column, Please Award to 

Fabulous! Heather, I would gladly read an entire series that’s just you giving insights about queer time and living outside the patriarchy.

On Don’t Let Your Nail Length Stop You From Having Great Sex:

The Bop It Twist it! Pull It! Award to Mary:

*showers Shelli with queer brownie points and glitter for doing this piece* Very good! Very fun to read! Full of helpful information! ✨ I read Ro’s line “…which looks like a Bop-It for sex” and almost spit out my tea, that was really funny 😂 also FINE I guess I will get a NAIL FILE and be a well groomed gentleman if you INSIST

On “Birds of Paradise” Review: “Black Swan” Meets “Center Stage” feat. the Second Best Fan Fic Trope:

The AO3 Award to Sam:

I read the headline and before reading the teaser I whispered to myself: “there is only one bed… !!!“

On No Filter: Find One Single Item of Clothing Tessa Thompson Does Not Rock Effortlessly, I Dare You:

The Yes, Capes Award to Caitlin and msanon:

i think maybe laverne cox should be given capes with EVERY outfit forever

And on Pop Culture Fix: Carmilla’s Elise Bauman Makes the Yuletide Gay in Hallmark’s First Lesbian Christmas Movie:

The Lip Service Award to Reilly:

After Vandersloot wished her mom a happy birthday and took her headset off, she then turned to her wife and visibly mouthed, “I got a triple-double!” and at least in my broadcast, I swear you could hear Allie Quigley going “WHAT” in response. It made me as happy as the win.


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6 Comments

  1. Anywhere I see or hear the words “best trope” I imagine a class of third graders in my head, half of them chanting “just one bed! just one bed!” and the other half trying to drown them out by chanting “enemies to lovers! enemies to lovers!” and that one kid at the end of class coming up to my desk once everyone else has left to ask “missus pumpkin, is it okay that I like fake relationship fics the best?” and i reassure that student that they are totally valid and they run off to play with their classmates

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