The Comment Awards Know: There Are No Accidents

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This week, Sally brought us our very own Wordle spinoff, TIRTL, after Caitlin foretold it in the Comment Awards last week! What was your TIRTL score today? I got it in five, but my first three were pure data gathering, so…feeling good!

Carmen wrote about the Golden Girls and the birth of one of our most enduring lesbian jokes.

Drew’s been at Sundance! (But virtually, so she can skip the snow boots.) She saw Framing Agnes, a “complicated tribute to trans invisibility,” and Am I OK, the coming out story from Tig Notaro and Stephanie Allyne, which…did NOT measure up to One, Mississippi. She also reviewed Girl Picture, which should be a delight if you’re into, ya know, figure skating and queer teen angst!

Miss being a punk in the 90s? Casey’s got you covered with these books.

Heather helped out a dear sweet reader whose partner’s parents are being butts about their wedding.

This was lovely: As a Black, Fat, Disabled Person in Love, My Monogamy Feels Radical.

In this week’s Foolish Child, Dickens can’t stop talking about Encanto, a movie I cannot even watch yet because of the painfully real crush I know I am going to develop on Luisa.

And then there were your comments!


On Play This Autostraddle-Themed Spinoff of Wordle for a Good, Gay Time:

The No Accidents Award to Amy, Sally and Ace:

How did I get it on the first guess????

The Antler Crown Award to Caitlin and Kayla:

How did I get it on the first guess????

And the Green Award to thatottergirl:

I guess it really is TIRTLs all way down

On Reine #30: Conversation Hearts:

The Practical…Magic? Award to Lena:

So this is why I browse Lex and see more ads looking for apartments than for relationships.

On Very Special Gay Episode: In 1986, Golden Girls Created the Most Enduring Lesbian Joke on Television:

The Thank You for Being a Friend Award to Sara:

I went to a queer conference a few years back that had a Golden Girls panel! We talked about camp and history ans watched this episode specifically. Best moment is being in a room full of gays singing along to the Golden Girls theme song

On As a Black, Fat, Disabled Person in Love, My Monogamy Feels Radical:

The What Sparks Joy? Award to Jessica:

This is a really important and valuable perspective. I am polyamorous but I always try to push back on the idea that this way of dating is somehow “better”, or “more natural” or “more queer”. For me it’s just something that makes me happy but I think it’s important to acknowledge that it doesn’t make everyone happy! And that’s totally ok. We can, and should, celebrate any relationship that brings joy.

And on Foolish Child #112: Encanto:

The Longtime Listener, First Time Caller Award to KDS:

Hiya! Been following these strips intentionally for about a year — this series is easily one of my top 2 favorite things about the site. It’s dope to watch your art develop as you try out new stuff. Digging the new airbrush vibes✌🏾


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