The Comment Awards Are Saving Gotham City One Flannel At A Time

Hi, pals! Are you watching Batwoman? You don’t have to be, of course. But I watched the first couple of episodes the other night and like have you SEEN how gay she is? Kate Kane is the kind of butch person that makes me yelp a little yelp, out loud, when I see them clomp across my television screen in their Docs. And Kate Kane in leather and flannel rescuing her ex-girlfriend? IT’S A LOT.

Sometimes I wonder – how would things have been different, if I’d seen a superhero like that on a teen show in the year 2000, when was in high school? Who would I have become? What would my life have been?

I asked this, out loud, on Twitter, and, well, someone answered. (Shared with permission!)


So! This week, Brie Larson asked “how do you top lesbians?” Tessa Thompson had some suggestions for her.

Need a queer Halloween couple’s (or throuple’s) costume? Malic’s got you covered.

Abeni has launched a new series I am SO excited about with an article I absolutely loved: Trans Radiance: What’s in a Name?

Bollywood finally made a lesbian romcom – but Nirali was underwhelmed.

I just keep thinking about this, from Rachel.

Drew wrote about The Hunger for the latest installation of Monsters and Mommis.

Natalie is loving the moments of authenticity in All American.

Molly did a deep dive into the gems and rocks of Steven Universe. This is EXTREMELY up my alley.

And then there were your comments!

On Sunday Funday Is Helping Tessa Thompson Teach Brie Larson How to Top:

The Lactose Tolerance Award to Chandra:

Everything’s better topped with Brie

On 10 Halloween Costume Ideas For Queer Couples and Throuples:

The Stewing Stews Award to Sally and Lisa:

A stew of KStews as it were.

On Monsters & Mommis: “The Hunger” Is All About Fuckbois:

The New Merch? Award to Kayla, Lex, and of course, Drew:

I regret to inform you, and myself, the fuckboi is gender neutral.

And the Quelle Surprise Award to Swingebreech:

I have the LP from The Hunger and had the opportunity to get it signed by Catherine Deneuve when she launched her perfume. She looked at me and looked at the album and said “I’m not surprised.

On No Filter: Samira Wiley Held a Baby While Wearing a Slightly Unbuttoned Button-Up Shirt and Nobody Told Me???

The Personals Award to Caitlin:

riese ur incident report makes me feel Very Seen also @hot singles in my area, my whole job is to hold tiny humans and I always look hella queer so if samira wiley made you feel feelings…let’s feel feelings together

On “Steven Universe” Is Even Cooler When You Apply Some IRL Gay Rock Knowledge:

The Amedot Award to April A.:

One of the things I love about Steven Universe is that you can literally wear your fave character–or fave ship. I wear a necklace with an amethyst and peridot on it nearly every day! I even found ones in approximately the same shapes as their gems on the show. And to most people it’s just a pretty necklace, But I Know. 💚💜

On Season of the Witch: 25 Books on Witches, Witchcraft and Wonder:

The Initiated Award to Reneice Charles:

Just here to say that 1) This list is incredible and 2) The author of Initiated, Amanda Yates Garcia, is a close friend of mine, the best witch I know, and as such I selfishly want everyone in the world to read her book!

And on 15 Horny Songs from My Youth I Thought I’d Have Sex to by Now:

The Love That Journey For You Award to Lex:

I, who fucks to music from horror/monster films, creepy classic music, and once foolishly tried to masturbate in time with a thrash metal song cannot judge but encourage you to live your dreams and one day get it on to those tunes. They’re good slow and dirty with room for teasing tunes, dancing to Pony lead to sex for me once. If I can check off my adolescent have sex to dream songs list anybody can.

And the Sticky Situation Award to Lisa:

I do not recommend champagne play, especially if it’s poured into an orifice other than a mouth. There may be an unexpected trip to the ER. Trust me.

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    • I always appreciate your wit and wisdom in selections and comments qg, but especially so when I haven’t had the chance to be on AS as much as usual.

      To think I would have missed the best brie topping and how to flag with gem necklaces otherwise!

  1. I dedicate my “The New Merch? Award” to those of you who journal your triumph and tragedies in romance as I was 100% thinking of you when I made that comment.

  2. Since I’m not sure which post is supposed to be the “Friday Open Thread”, I’ll post it here.

    Next Friday “The Outer Worlds” comes out and I can’t wait to play an Atom Punk Space Cowgirl.

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