The Comment Awards Think Outer Space Is Still Sexy

Holy snowballs, are we really on the cusp of December? There are still cardboard bats hanging in my apartment from Halloween. They’re going to look so cute wearing tiny santa hats.

The seasonably responsible humans among you will probably enjoy these team-curated gift guides for humor, craft, thrift, music and book lovers. Also, don’t forget to order the 2013 Autostraddle Calendar — the $14 pre-order price ends December 1st!

In other happenings, DeAnne Smith suffered a cute cat attack, Gabby dropped some knowledge about holiday breakups and resident butch Kate had all of the feelings. Then Lizz recapped Glee, Carmen interviewed Eileen Myles and Gabrielle talked about queer RAs.

Do you remember where you were when Tegan and Sara released their first video with actual queer content (besides Tegan and Sara)? Also. Also.Also., who doesn’t want to dress like Jenna Lyons or umm, I don’t know, THE GALAXY?

Now let’s starsweep to this week’s comment awards!

On Four Spring/Summer 2013 Runway Trends That Are Worth Following:

The “PTSD” Award to Dena: “I’m so glad that I’m not the only one who is scarred by Jenny wearing doilies.”

On Holiday Breakups: 10 Reasons to Buck Up And Do It:

The “Relevant Username” Award to Lone Wolf:

On Motif of the Week: The Queer Grrl’s Guide to the Galaxy:

The “I Hear They Call It the Milky Way” to dizzy: “I like the galaxy underpants. I’ve always suspected the contents of my pants were the centre of the galaxy.”

On The Thanksgiving OPEN THREAD:

The “They Should Call Them Autostraddle K-Cups” Award to megan:

On Also.Also.Also.:

The “Glad I’m Not the Only One” Award to Kade: “I HAVE A VERY CONFUSING CRUSH ON CORY BOOKER!”

On College Lesbianage Class of 2016: Halloween, Snow and Elections, Oh My!:

The “Gaymerica the Beautiful” Award to Liz W:

On Glee Recap 407: Dull Duos:

The “Fan Fiction Are You Listening?” Award to Emily: “I feel like a Boxcar Children/Glee mash-up show would be infinitely more watchable than what is currently happening.”

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carrie is a nine to five office dweller in massachusetts. she loves waves, ​collects skateboards and is perpetually planning her escape from the northeast.

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  1. Comment award comment!!
    In other news, we should have those individual whiskey shots for a-camp. Or just the whole bottle, that works too.

      • Good to know. Travelling Canadian just discovered her whiskey needs will be easily met at A-Camp. Also… duty free.

    • Just hang out with me. Today I received a bottle of top shelf whiskey in the mail without warning – some kind of holiday thank-you from a company I once wrote about. If this keeps up I’ll be the most popular girl at the ball. Poor, yes, but carrying lots of whiskey.

      • I think you log in then up at the top click My Account then Profile then the info is in there. I think you have to do it through Gravitar.

  2. Woop! I would like to thank my parents for making we worryingly independent, my ex who didn’t like this independence so gave me this nickname and ultimately Autostraddle for being consistently relevant to my interests and bequeathing me this honour.

  3. I missed the post with the giant vag statue so thanks for alerting me for the existence of such a thing.
    I think we need to get a bunch of autostraddlers together to see how many fists we can get in it at once. For science.

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