The Comment Awards Put a Spell On You

Trick-or-treat! Buffy (the Vampire Slayer) said that Halloween is “come as you aren’t” night, but I think it’s the opposite. Halloween is the night when I wear my favorite boots from college and the tights with all the holes and my hairy legs look just right in my black dress. I’m a witch, every year I’m a witch, and I get to dress exactly how I want without anybody judging me, and I fucking love it. I hope you had a spectacular night!

This week, you dressed up your beautiful selves in the Autostraddle Halloween Community Gallery!

Riese brought us Queer Books Across America, the most beautiful reading list I have ever seen.

We mourned.

Rachel brought us An Investigation of Gay Situationships, a Time-Honored and Life-Ruining Tradition. Listen,

Kayla talked up the merits of the one song on repeat, a time-honored tradition for me since the seventh-grade slumber party when we listened to the Spice Girls’ Wannabe for a literal 24 hours straight.

A.E. wrote about the models of masculinity reflected in the Dream Daddy comics.

The newest quarterly issueBut Make It Fashion, is HERE! The inaugural essay absolutely blew me away.

And there were your comments.

On NSFW Lesbosexy Sunday Is Calling a Vulva a Vulva:

The Bondage for 200, Alex, Award to Deli Twotone:

Cuffing Season

On BREAKING: Aisha Tyler Might Be Dating Her “True Love” Emily Bett Rickards or at Least Likes Kissing Her:

The Long Con Award to Blackmar, Lavendula, N.T., and Riese:

I just browsed through Emily Bett Rickards’ instagram real quick and have we considered that she might actually just be dating every single one of her friends?

On An Investigation of Gay Situationships, a Time-Honored and Life-Ruining Tradition:

The Tenth Circle Award to Isabel:

Dante’s got nothing on Rachel Kincaid.

And the Grain of Sugar Award to RCF and Vanessa:

RCF: I love that this advice ends with the loving resignation that we’re absolutely not going to follow it, no matter how accurately, kindly, and articulately it was presented to us. / Vanessa: rachel and i often joke that true gay friendship is just both people earnestly giving the other person deeply loving and accurate advice and then steadfastly refusing to follow said advice themselves

On For Your Consideration: Repeat One:

The Bad Reputation Award to Denise:

I Hate Myself For Loving You-Joan Jett Cut and paste this to the comments section of the “What Are We

On No Filter: Kehlani Wants to Trick-or-Treat With You:

The Can’t Beat ‘Em, Dodge ‘Em Award to Chloe:

Is Stephanie Beatriz planning to submit something to the next quarterly issue with a title like that?

And on Happy Halloween 20GAYTEEN, Here’s Your Community Costume Photo Gallery:

The Bloody Fantastic Award to Al:

I didn’t think a tampon could be sexy, but my mind has been changed. / Vanessa: Honestly the honest truth.

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  1. OMG in all my years on this site (since 2010 or 2011) this is my first comment award!! I did comment a lot this week though, it’s been slow at work and y’all have been putting out such great content <3

  2. Tampon update: created clots and gore with pudding, finger paint, ketchup, HP sauce, and red lipstick. Turns out red lipstick stains torsos and now I look like I have a flesh disease. I love sexy costumes.

  3. Thanks QG !

    I loooove the award names, they crack me up so much ! Each week they’re better than the week before, how do you do it ?!?

  4. Usually my thoughts when I read the Comment Awards are along the lines of “wow, the ladies of Autostraddle are so funny!” And while that was true this week (well done, friends!) it was accompanied by a lot of “what? I didn’t see that article?” It appears that I just forgot to Internet this week.

    So, thanks QG, for this incredibly handy round up!

  5. I have sorta philosophic thoughts about “come as you aren’t” I think it’s more come as you don’t get to be.
    Buffy was “normal” girly-girl, daddy’s little princess and then had to be this lone warrior with all that responsibility while still being just a kid who misses her dad.
    Thus the 18th century lady’s costume and uh “pursuit” (she was 16!) of Angel, a want to be cherished and just a girl for a moment.

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