The Comment Awards Are Thinking of Her (The Wicked Witch of the West)

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Hey hi hello there! I am having one of those weeks where all I want to do is read poetry by a cozy fire, but tragically, I have a day job and no fireplace! What cozy things are you up to today? Maybe a puzzle?

This week, Dani Janae explored the horniest songs ever written, which just might be relevant to your interests!

Heather’s got a gift guide for the spoonies in your life.

The Portland and Chicago REI meet-ups looked like SUCH a blast!

A GBBO vibe, but with Dan Levy instead of (shudders) Paul Hollywood? Sign me up! It’s The Big Brunch! 

shea’s got some notes on queer online spaces in the face of uncertainty around Twitter’s future.

Lily knows what you should get your grad school friends for the holiday!

Nico talked to Carmen about growing up in a theater house, learning to use her voice, and SO much more. There’s never been a better reason to sign up for A+!

Need a steamy read? Casey’s got eight romance novels featuring trans women, written by trans authors!

Finally, KKU remained extremely on brand this week as she dove into the wild world of queers who watch The L Word: Generation Q with their exes. You all are either stronger or more chaotic than me (or both), I’ve gotta say.

And then there were your comments!


On Holigay Gift Guide: Sick Gifts for the Spoonies in Your Life:

The Spoonie Seal Award to Caitlin:

love the book recs! and honestly there’s four or more things per category that i would be delighted to receive as a gift- spoonie seal of approval!

On Quiz: Tell Me About the Drama in Your Life, and I’ll Tell You What Bravo Show To Watch:

The Family Karma Award to :):

Wow. Family Karma is a little too on the nose!

On Ranking “Wizard of Oz” Characters by Gay Energy:

The Dum-duh-dum-duh-dum-dum-DUM! (Can you hear it?) Award to M. and Min:

oh my god I AM the Wicked Witch of the West. also, I had a terrible confusing crush on her as a child (the scene with the hourglass!!!) and now I’m a kinky adult, which I think makes a lot of sense.

On “Her Ultimate Pleasure” Turned Me Into a Bratty Bottom:

The Her Dark Materials Award to hihello:

i appreciate this review and ALSO the name of this toy sounds like nothing so much as some sort of sexy relative of ‘his dark materials’

On Mini Crossword Will Give You All the Credit:

The Serendipity Award to ICouldIfIWantedTo:

I did this crossword earlier today and read the grocery store Fast Car article and now I am IN A GROCERY STORE THAT IS PLAYING FAST CAR. Witchcraft?!?

On Ways To Truly Support and Celebrate Queer Parents During the Entire Holiday Season:

The Kids Are People Too Award to Iarran Mé:

“Take their children very far away from them, overnight” made me laugh because it’s so true. We have an informal reciprocal kid sleepover arrangement with Kiddo’s best friends’ parents and it is awesome. I do really appreciate my friends who treat Kiddo like a whole interesting person they like, too. Of course sometimes we want time with no child management mental effort, but when she’s there, it’s lovely to see her and my friends having a good time together. One friend made her a whole T-Rex costume out of cardboard, which she still remembers fondly years later.

And on Holigay Gift Guide: Queer Cookbooks for Every Home Chef on Your Shopping List:

The Great Power, Great Responsibility Award to Stacey:

I get to purchase cookbooks for my library, so I can definitely at least add Ruby Tandoh! Gonna see how many I can get.


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Darcy, a.k.a. Queer Girl, is your number one fan. She's a fat feminist from California who doodles hearts in the corners of her Gay Agenda. They're living through a pandemic, they're on Twitter, and they think you should drink more water! She also wants to make you laugh.

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7 Comments

  1. Reading poetry by the fire sounds very cozy and classy. I just want to be reading queer romances, preferably in front of a fire (that I don’t have) or at least snuggled under a weighted blanket.

    Alas, I am working today, but at least I’m able to be cozy while WFH. It is not. very. warm. in my home office rn so I am wearing cozy socks (made from bison wool?), a cowl neck cardigan and also a red scarf because the back of my neck is weirdly cold. Also drinking green tea and admiring the fairy lights in the next room.

  2. i long for a fireplace! I said to a friend earlier this week “i know tenements were bad, but i miss when apartments had fireplaces or wood-burning stoves” which. not my finest moment

    in lieu of a fireplace i’ve declared a cozy butch weekend and have hot chocolate, fuzzy pjs, warm socks, blankets, and movies ready to go! sharktopus the cat is also having a cozy butch weekend, she’s curled up like a croissant in her plaid bowtie and it is SO cute

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