The Comment Awards Are Taking 15 Minutes To Breathe

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Remember egg timers? Are those still a thing? Either way, today, I want you to get out or open a timer (hopefully it’s an egg timer, and it was your grandma’s, and you bought it for her for her birthday during your first year of college, and it’s shaped like a chicken), and set it for 15 minutes. Until the bell rings, I want you to close Twitter, or your doomscrolling app of choice, and drink an entire glass of water, and breathe deeply.

I’ll do it too. Ready?

Well done. đź’™

This week, Heather wondered how on EARTH Mayim Bialik’s Doc, flannel and pantsuit-wearing, cat cafĂ©-owning main character isn’t a lesbian in the new Call Me Kat.

Did you catch all of the amazing Dating Week content we brought back in honor of HER? Vanessa would like you to assume everyone thinks you’re hot. Rachel’s here to teach us more about the art of the bio. And Kayla thinks you should send the first message — she’s got tips!

GreaseBats tackled the spectre of the doomscroll.

Valerie Ann and Meg looked at a year in gay Critical Role moments!

Carmen is ready for Batwoman‘s Ryan Wilder, and so is the world.

The United States vs. Billie Holiday is on its way to us, and looks to be very queer!

Perfect Hunter Schafer is perfect.

In Foolish Child AND IN OUR LIVES, UNFORTUNATELY, it was Sedition Week.

A perfect headline for a perfect post: Which Set of Goth Lesbian Girlfriends Is Going to Buy the Lizzie Borden House?

And then there were your comments!

On The Gayest “Critical Role” Moments of The Past Year:

The Mutuals Award to Paloma and Athens:

I am so over the moon with Autostraddle covering stuff that’s happening in Critical Role. It’s like when two friends that don’t know eachother meet and they hit it off. Love it!

On “Batwoman” Season 2: In Our Ongoing Uprising for Black Lives, Ryan Wilder Is Right on Time:

The Adorable Pitfall Award to :)

I can not wait for this! So excited. Also, is Pitfall some specific type of pit mix or just a fun typo? Either way, that dog is super handsome.

On No Filter: Stacy London’s BHE (Big Hat Energy):

The Janet Mock-Turtleneck Award to thatottergirl, Chandra, msanon, and Kristana:

Wow, the Janet Mock-Turtleneck is a much appreciated innovation in fashion!

On Pop Culture Fix: Bette and Tina are Back at it in “The L Word: Generation Q” Season 2 Table Read:

The Jennifer BETTER PORTER Beals Award to Stef:

i sincerely hope jennifer beals’ zoom name is “Jennifer BETTE

And on Which Set of Goth Lesbian Girlfriends Is Going to Buy the Lizzie Borden House:

The Herrrrre’s…Punny! Award to Kristana:

Not sure if I could get the financing to buy this house, but I’ll take a whack at it.

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  1. The adorable pitfall is my favorite this week!

    And I feel this weirdly proprietary pride in the comment and award because I @-d queergirl with an enthusiastic “Comment Award!” comment

  2. So instead of getting an egg timer (which I don’t have) and being still for 15 minutes, I got distracted and wanted to tell you about the egg and soldiers I had this week. And I realised I didn’t have an egg cup so had to cut out a section of the egg box it came in. What I’m saying is, I’m in the market for an egg cup, any suggestions? Matching egg timer also a bonus.

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