The Comment Awards Are Studying Folklore

Hi there, fireflies! Did you know that right this very moment, you can sit up a little bit straighter, open up your shoulders and ribcage, and do a great big stretch?

(I read once that we are cute to elephants in the same way that small animals are cute to us, so if an elephant was nearby, I imagine they’d be thinking “ohh, great big stretch!” Just like I tell my dog when he stretches.)

These are normal thoughts to be having during quarantine, surely?

This week, I don’t know, I guess maybe… did Taylor Swift come out with an album, or something?

Read this: Year of Our (Audre) Lorde: July Is a Black Unicorn.

Wynonna Earp is BACK! And Valerie Anne is recapping!

It’s Leo season in a pandemic! Luckily, there’s a sex toy post for that.

Natalie’s here with her top ten TV characters, and what a list of strong, complicated people!

Mel wrote about Javicia Leslie, Batwoman, and the value of seeing yourself represented onscreen.

And then there were your comments!


On Taylor Swift’s “betty” Is Exactly the Anthem I Needed as a 16-Year-Old Repressed Lesbian:

The Yearn Into It Award to spookyscary:

There’s no way a straight person could yearn like Taylor Swift does.

On You Need Help: Is It Normal To Be Happy In a Relationship and Still Think About an Ex?

The Rewiring Award to Chandra:

In addition to all of the great advice in the post and comments above, remember that thought and memory patterns are actually physically wired into your brain cells – it’s kind of like how walking back and forth over the same patch of grass will wear a path in it over time, and you’ll be drawn to keep following that same path (thought pattern), but if you keep choosing to walk a different way (acknowledge the thoughts and then turn to something else), eventually most of the grass will grow back over. It’s a process that takes conscious effort and time, and especially so if the thoughts are tied up in traumatic experiences, because our brains dig even deeper paths in those cases to try to keep us safe. But it is possible, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of.

On “Wynonna Earp” Episode 401 Recap: Angel In Chains:

The Misadventures Award to Am I Ginger:

Glad to have you and your magnificent metaphors and captions back, Valerie Anne. For those keeping count, there were at least three F-bombs this episode. I for one cannot wait to see what happens next, and for the eventual Wynonna Earp spinoff – the misadventures of one Alice Michelle and Katie Haught.

On The Category Is “Shut Out of the 2020 Emmys” and the Winner Is Pose, the Reason Is Transphobia:

The Not a Robot Award to thatottergirl:

YES to this! I’m happy to see that D’arcy Carden, aka my best not-a-girl-not-a-robot Janet, finally got her nominiation, and a few other (queer) favorites as well. But the whole cast of Pose is so wonderful and talented, and I am beyond pissed off that the trans women who are at its heart were not included.

On No Filter: Hayley Kiyoko in Taylor Swift “cardigan” Cosplay:

The Mother of Invention Award to cass:

wow i can’t believe jillian mercado invented the color pink

On With Javicia Leslie’s Batwoman, My Favorite Character Is Finally Being Played by Someone Who Looks Like Me:

The Cowl Arts Award to Valerie Anne:

Ahh I love your cosplay! I’m pumped for Javicia to take the reigns, too. I was nervous when I found out Ruby Rose was leaving but when Javicia got cast and I did a quick scroll through her insta I knew we were in good hands.

On Queer British Teen Dramedy “In My Skin” Hits Hard on Class and Mental Illness, Misses on Race:

The BHS (Bard High School) Award to Gina:

there is so much interesting commentary here (as always, thank you Drew!) but i am honestly in love with the idea that winning a poetry competition gives you social clout in high school

And on Foolish Child #77: Black Lives Matter Isn’t a Trend:

The Mightier Than The Sword Award to Whitney:

The pen and paper is so rude 🤣🤣🤣


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