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BarbarousBertha
Aug 2, 2007

caligulamprey posted:

New theory: this is all just to ensure that an Alaska/Katya team-up will dominate All Stars Season 2.

It will be worth it.

The Bering Not so Straight

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Wax Lion
Aug 24, 2009

Judging from Ru's decision making skills lately we can probably expect All Stars 2 to be filled with queens like Jasmine and Darienne Lake.

Fresh Like Zafo
May 31, 2012



Wax Lion posted:

Judging from Ru's decision making skills lately we can probably expect All Stars 2 to be filled with queens like Jasmine and Darienne Lake.

In that case, I'm looking forward to Vivienne Pinay showing us what she can really do this time.

And by that, she'll probably give a comatose like lip sync to a mid-tempo song and get eliminated again.

Not Today Satan
Apr 18, 2007

caligulamprey posted:

New theory: this is all just to ensure that an Alaska/Katya team-up will dominate All Stars Season 2.

It will be worth it.

I.. Wow. This would be the best gift to the world! I hope you're right.

Slightly off topic but can I get a gif (not Jiff) of Katya's confident face around 12:34?

DapperDinosaur
May 27, 2012

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

She works for a living.
The way RuPaul says "gif" may be the biggest tragedy of the season.

spite house
Apr 28, 2009

DapperDinosaur posted:

I feel like the biggest problems this season have been the extremely obvious producer interference (Trixie, Max and Katya eliminations and Ginger's continued success) and the focus on the goddamn acting/scripted challenges.
The challenges just straight-up did not suit this slate of contestants AT ALL. I imagine that the production intentionally went after look queens this season after crowning quirky character girls three seasons in a row, but if you do get a bunch of look queens -- and good ones, it's hard to beat Violet and Fame on that front -- why the hell would you then march them through goofy performance challenge after goofy performance challenge?

I think this season would have been pretty fun with s3-style assignments. Instead we got a clumsy, tone-deaf debacle.

Once again I am ANGRY about reality television

BarbarousBertha posted:

The Bering Not so Straight
:golfclap:

Yodzilla
Apr 29, 2005

Now who looks even dumber?

Beef Witch
My wife is pretty angry.

caligulamprey
Jan 23, 2007

It never stops.

Ahahha, that bit in Untucked where Violet is consoling Katya, saying "Look at me, this is me being real" (and it's pretty clear she's dead serious) and Katya's loving making goofy faces.

EDIT: JESUS CHRIST, THIS ELIMINATION WALK. DID LARS VON TRIER DIRECT THIS? TWIST THAT KNIFE.

caligulamprey fucked around with this message at 04:24 on May 13, 2015

Quinctia
Jul 17, 2006

Disasterrific.
Katya's doing an AMA on the drag race subreddit Thursday:

vaginadeathgrip
Jun 18, 2003

all them bitches can't handle my sassy ass mouth
I want that fuckin metal Katya shirt but I am also poor

https://huntees.com/product/metal-queen/

Bina
Dec 28, 2011

Love Deluxe

Not Today Satan posted:

I.. Wow. This would be the best gift to the world! I hope you're right.

Slightly off topic but can I get a gif (not Jiff) of Katya's confident face around 12:34?

BIG CITY LAWYER
Sep 15, 2004

I believe it was the great American painter Bob Ross who said, "The key to a swollen vagina is... courage."
my heart will go on~

ffffffffffffffffffffffuuuuu I bawled during Untucked. poo poo.

Bina
Dec 28, 2011

Love Deluxe

BIG CITY LAWYER posted:

my heart will go on~

ffffffffffffffffffffffuuuuu I bawled during Untucked. poo poo.

Apparently you can't leave the stage during a lipsync. Remember Mimi? Ru, what the holy gently caress?

I'll continue to watch, but if Kennedy wins, i'm seriously thinking about boycotting S8.

That loving rhinestone chicken what the gently caress was that and you're safe?

blizzardvizard
Sep 12, 2012

Shhh... don't wake up the sleeping lion :3:

Kennedy isn't bad. Yeah sure her outfits aren't great and the chicken costume will go down as the worst look in Drag Race, but she's performed decently in a good number of challenges and her Snatch Game is fantastic. I'm mot saying Kennedy should win; I think Ginger or Violet both deserve it more, but Kennedy definitely deserves her current spot in the show.

CHiRAL
Mar 29, 2010

Anus.
That's all true, sure.
But on the other hand MOOOM :qq:

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.
The Something Awful Forums > The Finer Arts > The TV IV > RuPaul's Drag Race 2015 - Katya Appreciation Station

Katya wrote a thing on Facebook:

Katya posted:

Привет Comrades!!!

So first of all, I want to say how truly touched and probed my pussy has gotten with all of your encouraging words of support!!! And I want to describe some of my feelings about Drag Race, my elimination, and the whole experience.

I had an excellent time. It was the hardest thing I've done, and doing it in isolation without going completely insane or falling off the wagon is in itself a major victory, regardless of the outcome. So props to you know who for that (Me! and God, or whatever)

If you think for a moment that I am bitter or salty about getting eliminated last night, let me just tell you, you are in for a treat. A delicious wonderful savory treat completely devoid of any bitter, salty flavor. I am super proud of my time on Drag Race. OBVIOUSLY, I wouldn't have made a goddamn 11 episode web series called RuGRETS if I thought I did perfectly. No, of course, I didn't do everything perfectly, and as a creative person with unreasonably high standards and expectations for himself, I am hardly ever satisfied with anything I do. It's a blessing and curse--a curse, well, for my self-esteem, but a blessing, in that it constantly propels me forward.

As for the elimination, the fun of this show is that you get to talk about it, lament it, scream and shout about it from the mountain top, and hem and haw all the live long day about your fave and what you think should or should not have happened. You can call Ru crazy, say it was the season of bad decision making. That's all fine and good! I've done the same thing for 6 seasons!

If you want to know Larry King's 2 cents about it, or anything else, follow him on twitter (@kingsthings) and if you wanna know mine, here it is: I could not be happier with how the show portrayed me. That was the real me. For all this talk of shady editing, and I'm not saying people don't get a raw deal from time to time, I am blessed that I didn't. And as far as the challenge goes, my outfit was crappy and I lost that lip-sync. (Props where its due tho--my BFF character was off the chain) That's just my 2 cents, and it was obviously Ru's as well, and I certainly don't begrudge her for that. And I certainly don't have anything but real love, deep respect, and total affection and admiration for Kennedy for not only turning out one of the most sensational lip-sync performances of the entire series, but for being a real friend to me, a friend that I most certainly would not have ever made had I not been on the show.

I know she is a grown rear end woman, and doesn't need me to defend her rear end, but it breaks my heart to see her dragged on social media, because it betrays her talent, which is undeniable. We can both be talented, and she can win the lip-sync and I can still be amazing, which I am. I know this is all part and parcel of the reality TV competition game, especially at this point in the show when the viewers don't want to see their faves go home, but believe me, I've already won plenty because of this competition. And I have A LOT MORE IN STORE FOR YOU, you can drive that down to Fiorucci boulevard and sell it.

Thanks for all the love. This Russian hooker's pussy has been overflowing with ecstatic juices all night and all day today (and all season really). See you all at the reunion, where I will be sacrificing a live chicken in honor of Miss Fame.

Love,
Katya

I feel better about the whole thing after reading this. Katya is amazing and is going to be just fine, and I can't wait to see what she has in store for us. :3:

Tendai
Mar 16, 2007

"When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber."

Grimey Drawer

Fantastisk posted:

I feel better about the whole thing after reading this. Katya is amazing and is going to be just fine, and I can't wait to see what she has in store for us. :3:
For a broke-down Russian hooker, bitch is classy as gently caress :allears:

Not Today Satan
Apr 18, 2007


Thank you!


Fantastisk posted:

The Something Awful Forums > The Finer Arts > The TV IV > RuPaul's Drag Race 2015 - Katya Appreciation Station

Katya wrote a thing on Facebook:


I feel better about the whole thing after reading this. Katya is amazing and is going to be just fine, and I can't wait to see what she has in store for us. :3:

I love Mom so much! What a class act!

Stroop There It Is
Mar 11, 2012

:gengar::gengar::gengar::gengar::gengar:
:stroop: :gaysper: :stroop:
:gengar::gengar::gengar::gengar::gengar:

Katya had better win Miss Congeniality. Everybody vote for her!!

Poulpe
Nov 11, 2006
Canadian Santa Extraordinaire
Yeah, this last episode was heartbreaking. I really really don't understand all of the love Kennedy is getting this season - whoever posted last page that "Ru loves a ghetto queen" may be right, but that's just my opinion and others are free to like/love her.

I just feel like half of the fun of this show is that the audience, whether Ru likes it or not, is also on the judging panel. We're critiquing the performances and the runway looks and making our own mental top/bottom three, and so, so many times this season the actual result has been blatantly "making a storyline" or defying common sense.

It's Kennedy/Pearl in particular this season that, despite their obvious talents, seem to have received a "Go to top 3 free" pass for basically no reason, and that really bothers me.

Kennedy won the Spoof episode with a decidedly mediocre/emotionless performance, when it clearly should have gone to Jaidynn's Bianca. There was absolutely no reason she should have gotten a pass on that Death Becomes Her look either, it was deplorable. Why is it this season that 90% of the challenges are group challenges and despite that suddenly noone's able to be judged as an individual? I'm willing to give her Little Richie being male a pass, but her Snatch Game performance was tame in comparison to Ginger or Pearl, yet again everything came up Kennedy.

As for Pearl- as much as I love her, those lip syncs, eesh. Power Arms!! Power Arms!!! Power Arms!! (And to be quite honest, I don't know why she got a pass on that Hello Kitty look, that was some snuggie/pez dispenser realness.)

One way or the other, what's done is done :( Katya for All-Stars!

graynull
Dec 2, 2005

Did I misread all the signs?
After rewatching some of the lip sync last night, I really want this season to be the death of the death drops and splits. That poo poo is so tired now. It's like the new pulling your wig off.

vaginadeathgrip
Jun 18, 2003

all them bitches can't handle my sassy ass mouth
As terrible as it is that Katya didn't make top 3, I think in the grand scheme of things it doesn't matter if she didn't win. She won our hearts, and our money when we pay to see her or buy her shirts or just throw it straight at her. Developing a crazy fan base is probably better and more profitable in the long run than winning and fading into obscurity.

DominoDancing
Apr 26, 2008

Each morning after Sunblest
Feel the benefit
Mental arithmetic

vaginadeathgrip posted:

As terrible as it is that Katya didn't make top 3, I think in the grand scheme of things it doesn't matter if she didn't win. She won our hearts, and our money when we pay to see her or buy her shirts or just throw it straight at her. Developing a crazy fan base is probably better and more profitable in the long run than winning and fading into obscurity.

I mean, what DOES Tyra Sanchez do these days?

Not Today Satan
Apr 18, 2007

vaginadeathgrip posted:

As terrible as it is that Katya didn't make top 3, I think in the grand scheme of things it doesn't matter if she didn't win. She won our hearts, and our money when we pay to see her or buy her shirts or just throw it straight at her. Developing a crazy fan base is probably better and more profitable in the long run than winning and fading into obscurity.

This was my exact thought. I think there was a moment on the most recent Untucked where Katya said something about the "Reddit Haters", but then it occurred to me that everyone loves her, possibly even Reddit! So, despite whomever wins I really think Katya is going to have a lot more lasting power than this season's winner. The internet has spoken. Katya > Everyone else!

Bina
Dec 28, 2011

Love Deluxe
Saw this of FB-

"it was a tribute to sahara, kennedy's drag sister, rupaul said in one of her podcasts that a contestant left the stage, but she allowed it because it was a tribute and also because the time down there wasn't spent fighting and trying to push the other contestant out of the way like mimi and india"

^^ Total BS reason to keep Kennedy if I ever heard it.

caligulamprey
Jan 23, 2007

It never stops.

Heads up to those interested: Violet's porn has surfaced.

How is your head, anyway?

Combed Thunderclap
Jan 4, 2011



This is the only pageant/competitive reality show where this gives the contestant a serious leg up on the competition. So to speak.

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.
Violet's having the best possible reaction to it, too. Not desperately trying to hide it, or even ignoring it, just pretty much straight up "lol yeah I did some porn, what about it"

Violet for next drag superstar 2015 tbh

BIG CITY LAWYER
Sep 15, 2004

I believe it was the great American painter Bob Ross who said, "The key to a swollen vagina is... courage."

Not Today Satan posted:

This was my exact thought. I think there was a moment on the most recent Untucked where Katya said something about the "Reddit Haters", but then it occurred to me that everyone loves her, possibly even Reddit! So, despite whomever wins I really think Katya is going to have a lot more lasting power than this season's winner. The internet has spoken. Katya > Everyone else!

Yeah, she was trying to describe her outfit and was like nevermind, let the haters on reddit describe it, or something like that. I don't go into the drag race sub because I'm scared of spoilers but I'll make an exception for her AMA tomorrow :3:

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

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



I just watched the last RuGRETS... :qq:

caligulamprey
Jan 23, 2007

It never stops.

Pinwiz11 posted:

I just watched the last RuGRETS... :qq:
Katya crawls into a dumpster with a WELCOME HOME banner in the Ruflections video.

Goddamn it. So good.

Yodzilla
Apr 29, 2005

Now who looks even dumber?

Beef Witch

DominoDancing posted:

I mean, what DOES Tyra Sanchez do these days?

I can't stand watching Tyra in her season. Everything about her attitude puts me way the gently caress off.

curiousTerminal
Sep 2, 2011

what a humorous anecdote.

vaginadeathgrip posted:

As terrible as it is that Katya didn't make top 3, I think in the grand scheme of things it doesn't matter if she didn't win. She won our hearts, and our money when we pay to see her or buy her shirts or just throw it straight at her. Developing a crazy fan base is probably better and more profitable in the long run than winning and fading into obscurity.

I haven't seen anything about Bebe outside of Drag U, Tyra has dropped off the face of the earth, Sharon let fame get to her and most of her old fans from the show don't even care about her anymore.
On the other hand, Raja is still integrated into the WoW machine, Jinkx is doing a LOT (drag becomes him, musicals, tours, etc) and Bianca is doing tours and working on Hurricane Bianca. So far it's 50/50 as to winning getting you somewhere.

Pan Dulce
Jan 4, 2011

Beautiful cinnamon roll too good for this world, too pure

Awww, Chad Michaels came out on the season finale of Jane the Virgin. He was portraying his drag Cher, officiating a Vegas wedding.

caligulamprey
Jan 23, 2007

It never stops.

curiousTerminal posted:

So far it's 50/50 as to winning getting you somewhere.

Pan Dulce posted:

Awww, Chad Michaels came out on the season finale of Jane the Virgin.

These back-to-back posts made me have All Stars flashbacks and now I'm fully convinced that Hell is being in a room where Chad Michaels is on one end saying "May the odds be forever in your favor, my dear. Forever in your favor," and Mrs. Kasha Davis is on the other side saying "There's always time for a cocktail" over and over again for all eternity.

gandlethorpe
Aug 16, 2008

:gowron::m10:

caligulamprey posted:

Heads up to those interested: Violet's porn has surfaced.

How is your head, anyway?

They found Max porn too

Tendai
Mar 16, 2007

"When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber."

Grimey Drawer
Raven and Raja both lose their poo poo giggling over Katya's Hello Kitty buddy look this week, it's adorable

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPmA_9XVRDk

PostsYouCanDanceTo
Sep 23, 2005

No one wants to comfort Katya's penis with his mouth more than me, but now having watched the episode, I think she had given all she could give of herself mentally in this competition. She did beat Kennedy in the lip sync, but I think Ru saw that Katya wasn't gonna be able to cope any longer. I don't like it any more than anyone else, but there ya go.
But the season's basically over for me too. I'm guessing it'll be a final four all the way to the end. Ru wants to keep in Ginger and Kennedy to have a big girl and a black girl in the finale, and Pearl and Violet aren't going anywhere (yeah, I was wrong.) Also, Violet's gonna win.

But life moves forward, and I bought a ticket to see the draq queens of comedy at the castro theater on the 23rd.



It should be fun.

CHiRAL
Mar 29, 2010

Anus.
In other news I GOT MY WILLAM RINGTONE :dance::derp::dance:

You guys should be getting yours too, check ya mail gurl

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Stroop There It Is
Mar 11, 2012

:gengar::gengar::gengar::gengar::gengar:
:stroop: :gaysper: :stroop:
:gengar::gengar::gengar::gengar::gengar:

PostsYouCanDanceTo posted:

But life moves forward, and I bought a ticket to see the draq queens of comedy at the castro theater on the 23rd.



It should be fun.
I'm insanely jealous, the Bianca vs. Bunny jokes are going to be hilarious. I'm sure it's going to be a blast.

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