• Jack Slash: Halloween isn't a date on the calendar.
  • Shatterbird: Yeah, it is. It's the thirty-first.
  • Jack Slash: No, Halloween is in your hearts. Every time a little kid cries in fear, that's Halloween. Every time something repulsive ends up in a mailbox, that is Halloween. As long as you carry the spirit of destruction and vandalism in your hearts, every day is Halloween.
  • Shatterbird: No, I'm pretty sure it's the thirty-first.

drag race spoilers but

it’s almost 2 am and i’m still awake and crying because sasha velour WON DRAG RACE

i’ll post something proper about this tomorrow when i can actually gather my thoughts but right now i’m just beyond happy and proud and i’ve cried to the point where i got so much eyeliner in my eye it actually hurts, but i don’t even care.

Here’s an unsolicited mini-essay on why Shea Coulee is the real winner of season nine. And no, I don’t mean by performance in the competition or what not - I mean by who is going to gain the most from this experience.

First of all, Shea went into the show knowing her father had limited time left here on earth. In the few weeks leading up to the premiere, she lost her sister AND her father. She slayed Drag Race in a way that rivaled that of Sharon Needles and Bianca Del Rio. Her stint on the show was uncontested, miles ahead of everyone. 

Despite all of this. Despite all of the hate that the hordes of Sasha fans sent her way. Despite the racist rhetoric Valentina fans threw at her. Despite losing two of her closest family members during this process, she maintained a composure like no other. Even in the reunion, in the heat of Valentina being outed as a shady character, she stood vigilant, unbothered, and honest. All of this, despite the fact that a mere 24 hours earlier, she had the crown stripped away from her after she busted her ass off for three to four straight weeks of grueling creative challenges. She’s done what no other queen could do - Won, somehow lost, and still came out on top. 

The benefits of it all? She gets to win a second season, whenever she so chooses to be on All-Stars. Sasha fans? They have to stan for her knowing that in ELEVEN seasons of Drag Race, she is the only queen to not earn her crown through her performance in the competition itself. And that is satisfaction enough.