Final Thoughts on Season 10 of Drag Race

  1. I find the Vixen so puzzling. She had a ton of excellent things to say backstage all while being basic AF in the actual competition. If Untucked were removed I’d forget she was even on the show. Why didn’t she bring all that fire and activism to the runway? Give us looks that challenge racial stereotypes not an entrance outfit that was falling apart. She could channel that rage into her drag and be Rosa Parks or Marsha P Johnson on Snatch Game. Give us something. I’d have a lot more respect for her activism if her drag wasn’t so boring.
  2. RuPaul favorite Aquaria won me over. Over all she had the best runways of the season but it was Asia’s Tweety Bird that wins out as the single most memorable look.
  3. Dear Mayhem Miller, you were one of my favorite queens this season. You won a challenge and had a memorable lip sync. With all honesty I think you were just a bit to down to earth and normal for reality tv. To stand out you need a big ol dash of crazy. Either way you deserve Kameron’s spot.
  4. Monique Heart. MONIQUE HEART! I’m a total stan for Monique Heart. As the narrator of the season she made it all so perfect. Facts are facts America she’s the real winner of season 10. Even Aquaria knew that brown cow stunning stole the show. When she went home I sort of lost interest in the season. Hands down my favorite of season 10.
  5. Everyone tells me the Miz Cracker robot is amazing. She should star in a reboot of Small Wonder.
  6. Monét’s death drop fake out was truly sponge worthy.
  7. The forgettable 4: Dusty, Blair, Yuhua, and Kalorie. Jayden Dior Fierce and Dax Exclamation Point welcome you to the club.
  8. I was really hoping for a non-New York non-white finale: Asia O’Hara, Monique Heart, and Mayhem Miller. Sigh.
  9. When the season started I was convinced they wouldn’t crown a 3rd New York queen. Then I remembered that all 3 All Star winners are blonde and white. So yeah… looks like it’ll be the age of Aquaria. (Damn now I’ve got that song stuck in my head)
  10. I want Asia to win although I can’t figure out if I really like her for her or if it’s purely hometown pride. Either way bring the crown home to Dallas!
  11. Truth be told, I’m not really invested in this finale. I don’t hate any of the top 4 but I also don’t have a true favorite. I guess I’m feeling very beige about it all. Beige beige beige.
  12. Kameron Michael is a talented queen but I genuinely don’t care. True apathy.
  13. I don’t know any gossip about the finale but I suspect we’re going to see stunt after stunt after stunt. And all of them will never be able to live up to the magic that Sasha pulled off with those rose petals. Sasha4ever!
  14. Regardless of who wins fans are going to be outraged and pissed because you know… the internet. Just remember that deep down none of them truly cares. Proof: when’s the last time you heard anyone go on about Shea Coulee or Shangela?
  15. I still love everything Vanjie. My favorite Vanjie meme is the Call Me By Your Name cross over meme.
  16. Everyone loved Eureka after going home too early on Season 9. Now it seems like some of that love has cooled. With Vanessa Vanjie Mateo suffer the same fate?
  17. In the Drag Race world I think of the series as having different eras. Each era consisting of 3 seasons.
  • Seasons 1-3 make up the Absolute Era.
  • Seasons 4-6 make up the Untucked Era.
  • Seasons 7-9 make up the Era of Change.

It’s fitting that Season 10 starts a new era because it feels decidedly different. I wonder what the future holds?

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The Definitive Tidal Wave Guide

  1. When you pick up your run package take out the event tee-shirt and wear it (and only it) all weekend.
  2. Also make sure your lanyard is visible at all times especially when you’re not at the hotel.
  3. Complaining loudly about the event is a great way to make new friends.
  4. Whatever you do don’t message anyone on GROWLr. Wait for them to message you.
  5. If you do message a guy make sure it’s only that mega hottie who’ve stalked on Tumblr for the last 5 years. He probably doesn’t get a lot of messages so he’ll be very eager to talk to you.
  6. Trust me you haven’t had enough to drink.
  7. It’s the responsibility of the event organizers to make sure you have a good time. If you don’t have fun it’s never your fault.
  8. When you go to BearDance a bar open a tab with the first bartender you see as soon as you walk through the door. She’s probably the only bartender in that enormous club anyway.
  9. A GROWLr flash is a great way to get laid because it makes you look very confident.
  10. Incase you end up drunk and lost, the hotel address is 450 Compton St Orlando FL 32806
  11. To all the guys who’ve gone to TBRU Tidal Wave for decades and feel like the event isn’t as fun as it used to be, you’re right. It’s definitely them and it’s definitely not you.
  12. Don’t go to Babes Chicken Disney. It’s gross and everyone hates it.
  13. Wear colorful flamboyant clothes. Bears love gender nonconformists.
  14. Everyone is having more sex than you.
  15. Skip the hospitality suite the pool. It’s so boring.
  16. Ignore the locals. We’re all pretentious Trump loving trash living in a city with no culture.
  17. I read a headline on Facebook that said sunscreen doesn’t work and probably causes cancer. Don’t use it.
  18. If you disagree with this post please email all complaints to TBRU@gmail.com

The Definitive TBRU Guide

  1. When you pick up your run package take out the event tee-shirt and wear it (and only it) all weekend.
  2. Also make sure your lanyard is visible at all times especially when you’re not at the hotel.
  3. Complaining loudly about the event is a great way to make new friends.
  4. Whatever you do don’t message anyone on GROWLr. Wait for them to message you.
  5. If you do message a guy make sure it’s only that mega hottie you’ve stalked on Tumblr for the last 5 years. He probably doesn’t get a lot of messages so he’ll be very eager to talk to you.
  6. Trust me you haven’t had enough to drink.
  7. It’s the responsibility of the event organizers to make sure you have a good time. If you don’t have fun it’s never your fault.
  8. When you go to BearDance open a tab with the first bartender you see as soon as you walk through the door. She’s probably the only bartender in that enormous club anyway.
  9. A GROWLr flash is a great way to get laid because it makes you look very confident.
  10. Incase you end up drunk and lost, the hotel address is 2616 Swiss Ave Dallas TX 75204
  11. To all the guys who’ve gone to TBRU for decades and feel like the event isn’t as fun as it used to be, you’re right. It’s definitely them and it’s definitely not you.
  12. Don’t go to Babes Chicken. It’s gross and everyone hates it.
  13. Wear colorful flamboyant clothes. Bears love gender nonconformists.
  14. Everyone is having more sex than you.
  15. Skip the hospitality suite. The drinks are way too over priced.
  16. Ignore the locals. We’re all pretentious Trump loving trash living in a city with no culture.
  17. I read a headline on Facebook that said sunscreen doesn’t work and probably causes cancer. Don’t use it on Sunday at the Hidden Door.
  18. If you disagree with this post please email all complaints to tidalwave@gmail.com.

Green Piece

  1. I support the legalization of marijuana
  2. Even though I’ve never been high.
  3. Whenever I write/talk about marijuana I feel like an old man because I don’t know the current slang for it. I don’t hear people say pot or weed anymore… Is there a new word? Wacky Tobacky?
  4. I often wonder how many people smoke pot as a substitute for anti-anxiety or antidepressant medication.
  5. The scent and the actual smoke gross me out and that’s why I always say no.
  6. The smell of marijuana is one of my most hated scents on earth. Top 3 bitch!
  7. The smell of (cheap) Chinese food is also on that list. Literal gag.
  8. A guy eating pork fried rice in a cloud of smoke is my 3rd level of hell.
  9. I’d rather wear Tevas with socks than smell that shit.
  10. The person who invented pot vaporizers is doing God’s work. Now all I smell is cotton candy or sour apple. Bless.
  11. Heaven is saved for those who vape for they don’t smell like skunks.
  12. No I haven’t tried edibles. Too much sugar.
  13. Smoking appears to bring people together like a brotherhood.
  14. I have a feeling that the communal brotherhood will disappear if it gets legalized.
  15. I had a lot of crushes on stoners when I was younger. I found their laid back style very appealing.
  16. Cigarettes, alcohol, steroids, and sugar are all unhealthier.
  17. I wonder if money hungry republicans will back the legalization issue as a way of luring younger voters.
  18. Tobacco companies should switch gears and start becoming marijuana companies.
  19. I’ve never looked at someone and thought, “Wow I never would’ve guessed they smoke a lot.”

Sports vs Drag

  1. Black guys are better at it.
  2. Watching the professionals is fun.
  3. It’s even more fun if you’re drunk.
  4. Watching amateurs can range anywhere from entertaining and enjoyable to cringe worthy and painful.
  5. Overzealous fans take the competition way too seriously.
  6. The more someone hates it the more you want to say, “Tell it to your therapist not me.”
  7. Spectators who did it once in college and now give their opinion like they’re Harvard scholars.
  8. Plenty of colorful merch available to support your favorite.
  9. High profile executives who have questionable views about trans people.
  10. When you see it live you spend as much time watching as you do cruising the hot daddies in the crowd.
  11. You’ll need a special outfit to participate and padding usually helps.
  12. There are podcasts dedicated to the latest news and events.
  13. Die hard fans who look down on everyone who only jumped on board after the big win.
  14. Prettiness can make up for a lack of talent.
  15. For every homo who loves it there’s a homo who hates it.
  16. Nerds don’t get it.
  17. Balls are important.
  18. Protecting your balls is more important.

The Gay Gasp Guide To Life

  1. Thirst traps are encouraged but if you caption them with inspirational quotes I swear to god I’ll put a slug in your ear.
  2. If you take a break from or leave Facebook don’t post about it. Show us don’t tell us.
  3. Don’t hate on other gay people for eating at Chick-fil-A when you still go to Whataburger. You know they probably love Jesus just as much but they’re just smart enough not to tell you.
  4. If you post a screen shot without cropping it I reserve the right to pull out your ball hairs with a tweezer.
  5. Asking to see my private pics means you’re probably too ugly to see them.
  6. If you have a picture of just your lips on GROWLr you should lose the right to vote.
  7. You should be angry that your private pics haven’t been stolen and put on Tumblr.
  8. Let’s be perfectly clear: masculine gay men receive all the same cultural benefits and privileges as straight men.
  9. If your Facebook post is more than 1 paragraph long someone better be dead. DEAD.
  10. When someone says they’re not into gay bars there’s a good chance what they really mean is “I don’t want to run into any of the ugly guys that I don’t want you to know I fuck.”
  11. I will never donate money on Facebook for your birthday. Give your own fucking money.
  12. If you use the joke “I don’t bite unless you ask me to” then I hope ants crawl into your urethra and lay eggs.
  13. No one’s ever going to watch that concert video you posted.
  14. Your dog will like me better than you.
  15. Don’t hold the door while I’m an awkward distance away and then stare at me because I’m not walking faster.
  16. Give your pet its own Instagram page so I can follow and love it.
  17. American Dad is better than Family Guy and The Simpson’s needs to end it already.
  18. Hamilton is still brilliant.
  19. Miss Vanjie.
  20. Miss Vanjie.
  21. Miss
  22. Vanjie.

Tumblr Dos and Don’ts

  1. Do: Enjoy the fantasy. That way you don’t have to meet them in person and discover their horribly crazy personality.
  2. Don’t hunt them down on GROWLr or Facebook then get pissed off when they don’t want to fuck You.
  3. Do post videos. How do all these 5 minute videos keep getting posted when my 30 second clip keeps getting rejected?
  4. Don’t post some G rated nonsense and expect me to care.
  5. Do post butthole pics. It’s a controversial opinion but I love a good butthole pic.
  6. Don’t you dare post a 30 picture series of one person that takes me 10 swipes to get past.
  7. Do explain Tumblr’s advertising algorithm to me. Facebook and Google are legit listening to our thoughts in order to show us an add for the klodike bar we dreamt about last night. So why is Tumblr still forcing me to scroll past this straight Chooseyourstory bullshit?
  8. Don’t share your Instagram pics on Tumblr. That’s not what I’m here for.
  9. Do post all your cum dump, European hidden urinal cam, saline injected, big belly overhang, dick out in public, hook up in the woods original content. Make crazy and outlandish life choices so I don’t have to.
  10. Don’t use a condom. If your gonna post it then it better be bareback. I know we aren’t supposed to talk about it but a condomed cock in porn is a total boner killer.
  11. Do make porn GIFs. Fun for everyone.
  12. Don’t post a video link without a thumbnail. SMH.
  13. Do look up dirty comics strips. There’s also Clawhauser porn out there.
  14. Don’t repost all your DMs that only validate your hotness. We. Don’t. Care.