The Comment Awards Are Settling Into 2013

Welcome to 2013, party hats! Below freezing temps in the northeast have led to a lot of post-holiday hibernation on my part, but this weekend I’m going to get my shit together.

How’s the new year treating you? Did your resolutions survive their first week? Are you working your darndest to gym it every day or just staying committed to polishing off that extra NYE party champagne?

This week we took time to reflect on 2012 and followed up last week’s list of the year’s most popular posts with recommendations for some underrated gems. We shared resolutions on the NYE open thread and stumbled out of our holidaze to talk Southern sassstyle blogs and squash. Then we learned to dress like Carrie Brownstein, paid homage to Alan Turing and traipsed around Tacoma — not a bad start to our queer year! Here’s what you had to say about it…

On the Very Super Special New Year’s OPEN THREAD:

The Positive Reinforcement Award to Cal:

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The Definitely A Good Idea Award to Asie:


The April Ludgate Award to Maeve“My only resolution is to kiss Aubrey Plaza on the face. (With her enthusiastic consent, obviously.)”

The No So Serious? Award to Mary:

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The Babygay Award to Erika:

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On The Sass Manifesto:

The Also The Dunkaccino Award to Autostradoodle: “Is dry sarcasm the Masshole’s sass?”

On Everything Happens Elsewhere: Nothern Ireland in the Nineties  (via Most Underrated Posts of 2012):

The Let’s Read That Fucking Book Award to Celia:


On I Can’t Stop Playing Ticket to Ride:

The Better Than Conversion Therapy Award to Lindsay: “Playing THIS GAME with my family is the only thing we can do together anymore without someone crying over my eternal damnation for being a massive homosexual. It’s kind of a miracle.”

The ‘Straddlers Really Do Know Everyone Award to Maddie: “YOU GUYS MY COUSIN’S HUSBAND DESIGNED THIS GAME (Alan R. Moon)… he is the coolest because he makes board games for a living. and they have a whole room in their apartment devoted to games, with a whole bookshelf of different versions of Ticket to Ride!!”


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carrie is a nine to five office dweller in massachusetts. she loves waves, ​collects skateboards and is perpetually planning her escape from the northeast.

carrie has written 159 articles for us.


  1. these comments make me very hopeful for the new year. 2013 is gonna be sparkly and epic and OURS, i can just feel it. and a belated welcome to all the people who resolved to comment more in the new year! we’re so psyched to have you guys.

  2. Aw but you spelled my name wrong. Not Austrodoodle, Autostradoodle… Basically it’s an Autostraddle-Poodle mix… extra soft, cuddly, good with kids… hypoallergenic…

    Ya, I’m weird.

  3. aw thank you *blushing* I may print this out and frame it so I can look at it all the time and feel cool :)

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