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legsarerequired
Dec 31, 2007
College Slice
Does anyone else feel like this season has less energy than previous seasons? I'm not sure if it's the queens all being super talented, the lack of a clear villain, or what...

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Nihonniboku
Aug 11, 2004

YOU CAN FLY!!!

legsarerequired posted:

Does anyone else feel like this season has less energy than previous seasons? I'm not sure if it's the queens all being super talented, the lack of a clear villain, or what...

Yes. It's a little boring compared to the last few seasons. I don't think all the queens are super talented. I think it's mostly amateur hour this season.

gandlethorpe
Aug 16, 2008

:gowron::m10:
I thought this article made some good points: https://us.beamly.com/tv-news/2015/04/15/maybe-queens-arent-problem-drag-race/

At the very least, you have to admit the lack of variety in challenges. There's been a lot of scripted acting ones, which are usually the most boring episodes each season.

Fantastisk
May 19, 2011

After a long night of hooking, trade didn't like the session, so he had gutted me and set me on fire, but, you know, I didn't die. I had crystallized, and now I'm a glamazon bitch ready for the runway.
I was going to say that I'm actually enjoying this season, but when I think about it, it's not really the new episodes I look forward to each week, but rather Untucked and Katya's RuGrets. You see a lot more of the queens' personalities there. I would probably dislike this season too if I was just watching the show.

graynull
Dec 2, 2005

Did I misread all the signs?

Fantastisk posted:

I was going to say that I'm actually enjoying this season, but when I think about it, it's not really the new episodes I look forward to each week, but rather Untucked and Katya's RuGrets. You see a lot more of the queens' personalities there. I would probably dislike this season too if I was just watching the show.

Also really enjoying the Fashion Photo RuView with Raja and Raven. They are surprisingly nicer than I expected, which was for them to be super catty and bitchy.

Andrew_1985
Sep 18, 2007
Hay hay hay!

graynull posted:

Also really enjoying the Fashion Photo RuView with Raja and Raven. They are surprisingly nicer than I expected, which was for them to be super catty and bitchy.

I really want them to tear shreads off some of those outfits. They can be too nice at times, mainly Raja.

Kennedy's Leather/Lace look was hideous, but her hair and wigline was the most offensive thing. Not to mention Jaiden Dior Fierce's increasingly ratty ensembles.
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It makes me miss Joslyn Fox's necklace from last season. It was always consistant. Even if the rest of the outfit wasn't.

Nyeehg
Jul 14, 2013

Grimey Drawer
Has anyone here seen Patricia's Love, Like or Loathe? It's essentially Fashion Photo Ruview if it was hosted by a fans mother who doesn't watch the show and knows little of drag. While I don't usually agree with her choices, it's super charming and I'm hooked.

Also while she try's to be polite, she can throw some sweet shade.

"It doesn't look to me like she's going anywhere special. I'm gonna loathe that"

Troposphere
Jul 11, 2005


psycho killer
qu'est-ce que c'est?

Nyeehg posted:

Has anyone here seen Patricia's Love, Like or Loathe? It's essentially Fashion Photo Ruview if it was hosted by a fans mother who doesn't watch the show and knows little of drag. While I don't usually agree with her choices, it's super charming and I'm hooked.

Also while she try's to be polite, she can throw some sweet shade.

"It doesn't look to me like she's going anywhere special. I'm gonna loathe that"

this lady rules, thanks for sharing!

haha drat she does not like fat people and is trying really hard to be nice

Troposphere fucked around with this message at 19:22 on Apr 19, 2015

CHiRAL
Mar 28, 2010

Anus.
Oh I've seen those on Reddit before. Basically her opinion is the opposite of everyone else on the planet and she throws shade in the nicest way possible :haw:
She's such a doll and the editing is top notch. 4 out of 5 stars.

Nihonniboku
Aug 11, 2004

YOU CAN FLY!!!

Nyeehg posted:

Has anyone here seen Patricia's Love, Like or Loathe? It's essentially Fashion Photo Ruview if it was hosted by a fans mother who doesn't watch the show and knows little of drag. While I don't usually agree with her choices, it's super charming and I'm hooked.

Also while she try's to be polite, she can throw some sweet shade.

"It doesn't look to me like she's going anywhere special. I'm gonna loathe that"

She called Jasmine Masters sophisticated looking.

I just can't with her.

Bina
Dec 28, 2011

Love Deluxe
Who's ready for Trixie to come back? :haw:

Andrew_1985
Sep 18, 2007
Hay hay hay!
I think we all want Shangela instead. Halleloo

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

Pillbug
Willam seems the obvious choice.

Nyeehg
Jul 14, 2013

Grimey Drawer
Even at this stage, I feel that there's no clear winner this season. However, it got me thinking, who is most likely to receive Miss Congeniality this year? Anyone have any favourites? My guess is that it might be Max (fans who were sad to see her go after doing so well a la Ongina) or Miss Fame (she seems sweet and her moment with Katya was something). Still, there's a lot left to go.

Only reason I'm not suggesting Katya is that I'm betting she'll be top 3.

By the way, anyone know why Katya's Tumblr is called Mom's Gold Teeth? Sounds like there's a story there.

gandlethorpe
Aug 16, 2008

:gowron::m10:
I think Max, since she a few prominent moments where she was supportive of other queens (i.e. Jaidynn and Pearl, who are well liked themselves), and she generally didn't throw shade. Her elimination episode might leave people sour, though.

If not her, I'd love to see Violet make a huge transformation into a sweetheart and snatch it. Although, I also want to see her in the top three as well.

the escape goat
Apr 16, 2008

What a week it's been.
So much to talk about.
And so many things we can't talk about.

there's currently an absurd rumour going around that Katya is going home tonight and, should that be the case, I fuckin' quit.

Fame would make a pretty great Miss Congeniality; she's a total sweetie to other queens now that she's kinda gotten her sea legs in this competition. I think the younger queens were just freaked out by how bizarre filming is.

Eight Dollars
Nov 14, 2012

Pretty pictures in small frames
It's definitely going to be Sasha Belle returning and winning Miss Congeniality.


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Not Today Satan
Apr 18, 2007

the escape goat posted:

there's currently an absurd rumour going around that Katya is going home tonight and, should that be the case, I fuckin' quit.

This better just be a rumor!

spite house
Apr 28, 2009

That rumor apparently came from a source that correctly spoiled a bunch of stuff last season, but has been wrong on a couple of key points this season including the Snatch Game outcome.

So there's that at least

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

I'm becom-, I'm becom-,
I'm becoming
Tana in, Tana in my mind.


Brilliant challenge. Bravo.

QuickbreathFinisher
Sep 28, 2008

by reading this post you have agreed to form a gay socialist micronation.
This is a pretty tight runway for such a tough challenge. I have no idea who will be in the bottom... My prediction is that Trixie stays and no elimination this week. Maybe I'm just hoping.

E: forgot about Fame and Kandy. They're probs in the bottom with jaidyn.

QuickbreathFinisher fucked around with this message at 01:50 on Apr 21, 2015

graynull
Dec 2, 2005

Did I misread all the signs?
That squarespace prize actually sounds pretty good, and potentially a lot more valuable than a nice dress or some makeup.

Troposphere
Jul 11, 2005


psycho killer
qu'est-ce que c'est?
that lipsync was amazing

spite house
Apr 28, 2009

Thank the LAWD mom is safe, that rumor had me entirely too worried that I'd have to break up with this show forever

angerbeet
Mar 23, 2004


And all was again as it should be

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

I'm becom-, I'm becom-,
I'm becoming
Tana in, Tana in my mind.


I'm so happy.

GrandmaParty
Jan 31, 2003

My LPth are Hot Garbage
Biscuit Hider

spite house posted:

Thank the LAWD mom is safe, that rumor had me entirely too worried that I'd have to break up with this show forever

If Max came back and mom left I would lose my poo poo and probably do the same. God I'm so glad she's gone.

DapperDinosaur
May 26, 2012

This is what America's next drag super star does...

She works for a living.
For a moment I was actually worried that Jasmine was going to come back and I would have quit. But everything turned out how it should have.

I don't really get the judges' love for Kennedy. I thought her's and Jasmine's look was just as boring as Miss Fame's and Kandy's.

Legislacerator
Dec 26, 2006

1 W1LL H4V3 ORD3R 1N TH1S RUMPUSBLOCK!
I really just wanted LaGanja to come back.

4/20 seemed like the most opportune time. :420:

I'm kidding I promise.

Combed Thunderclap
Jan 4, 2011



DapperDinosaur posted:

I don't really get the judges' love for Kennedy. I thought her's and Jasmine's look was just as boring as Miss Fame's and Kandy's.

Kennedy's getting the villain/bitch edit. Darienne Lake, Delta Work, Phi Phi O'Hara, and Rebecca Glasscock all occupied the same slot. It's not that queens who occupy the slot aren't fabulous (or that they're even necessarily mean), it's that they're not quite as polished as the other girls and I think we're supposed to dislike them for surviving so long above their pay grade. That, in addition to getting an edit that doesn't produce a super flattering image, generates an audience's enmity real easy.

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overseer07
Mar 30, 2003
Pillbug
Would one of you be so kind as to capture a gif of Pearl and Trixie walking the runway? They were wearing the exact dress my wife wore as her wedding dress!

gays fashion
Dec 28, 2012

DapperDinosaur posted:

For a moment I was actually worried that Jasmine was going to come back and I would have quit. But everything turned out how it should have.

In a weird way I was hoping Jasmine would be the one to come back. Her cocoon explanation to RuPaul was one of the more memorable moments this season, and she would make for a good antagonist, since Kennedy on her own is pretty boring and Violet is getting the beginning of a redemption storyline. Plus, Trixie's drawn-out histrionics after "losing" come off as pretty self-serving now.

In any case, I can't wait for this episode's Untucked. The idea of the queens trying to sit down or getting into arguments in their conjoined costumes is #TooMuch.

gays fashion fucked around with this message at 04:56 on Apr 21, 2015

Mouse Dresser
Sep 3, 2002

This isn't Middle Earth, Quentin. There aren't enough noble quests to go around.
So glad that Trixie is back!

Katya's conjoined costume was my favorite, but Trixie's performance with Pearl made her the instant winner. Trixie is a lock for Miss Congeniality if she doesn't make final 3.

Also, I totally did not remember Sasha AT ALL. When he was wandering around the work room I was absolutely confused as to who he was, at first thinking that maybe a crew member was in the shot. I wish Tempest lasted a bit longer, I was weirdly rooting for her (I am also a professor of Costume Design, so...)

Quinctia
Jul 16, 2006

Disasterrific.

graynull posted:

That squarespace prize actually sounds pretty good, and potentially a lot more valuable than a nice dress or some makeup.

The website prize, sure. The weekend getaway to New York for the queen that lives in New York...maybe not so much? Maybe she could use/used it for a flight home after some other booking?

shadow puppet of a
Jan 10, 2007

NO TENGO SCORPIO


And with Squarespace being a DIY template factory that prize is possibly the shittyest ever.

Elucidarius
Oct 14, 2006

I'm so happy that Trixie is back but I hope this isn't like all the other returns where they're almost instantly gone. This episode was fantastic and from the preview for next week, it will be just as good. Can't wait!

overseer07
Mar 30, 2003
Pillbug
As unimpressive as that awful tit costume was, that LSFYL was everything

Combed Thunderclap
Jan 4, 2011



overseer07 posted:

As unimpressive as that awful tit costume was, that LSFYL was everything

Ginger and Sasha really turned it the hell out. Definitely made me think better of them both.

DominoDancing
Apr 26, 2008

Each morning after Sunblest
Feel the benefit
Mental arithmetic
Not only am I happy that Trixie is back, this was definitely the episode this season has been missing so far. Good to know that Ru and the producers still manage to have an ace up their sleeve.

Combed Thunderclap posted:

Ginger and Sasha really turned it the hell out. Definitely made me think better of them both.

Absolutely. Given that she was already out of the running to return at that point, Sasha was doing everything to support Ginger, and that's awesome.

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Nihonniboku
Aug 11, 2004

YOU CAN FLY!!!

DominoDancing posted:

Not only am I happy that Trixie is back, this was definitely the episode this season has been missing so far. Good to know that Ru and the producers still manage to have an ace up their sleeve.

Yeah, it really made me realize how much I've missed the workroom antics. With all the challenges this season being acting challenges, we've really had very, very little time in the workroom.

Also, I've noticed that it's becoming a thing where Ginger has a smoking minute at the end of every Untucked every week.

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