Dani and Gigi: A Look at The Best The L Word Ship

I’ve always loved Dani Núñez, and I have the receipts to prove it right here and here. I didn’t pay as much attention to Gigi in Season 1 (shame on me) so when I started watching Season 2; I knew I was there for Dani but I never expected how much I would fall in love with Gigi and the buildup of their relationship.

I can say without a doubt the reason I watched the Season 2 of The L Word was to watch Dani and Gigi’s relationship. For once, the show did a slow burn instead of having them sleeping together after 0.2 seconds, and I loved every second. The build up, the anticipation, waiting eagerly every episode to see what happened between them. It was amazing. And after they got together, we got amazing communication and soft moments, along with a couple of steamy ones.

Since I can’t get enough of these two, I’ve been watching their scenes again and freaking out about all the little things that build their relationship. Lucky for you, I also can’t shut up about them and plan on sharing my opinions.

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Gigi and Dani Season 1
Gigi and Dani Season 2
Additional Gini Resources

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Kadena Got Their Happy Ending and My Heart is Full

The series finale of The Bold Type aired last Wednesday, June 30 of 2021, on Freeform. It was the last point of a rollercoaster ride that started in 2016 and gave us what was, in my opinion, the best wlw poc ship in the history of TV but that during five seasons also disappointed and enraged us because of some of the choices the network or writers made. Kadena was great, but it could had been even greater if they were given the care and attention they deserved.

After so long, after so many things that happened, so many times where the ship and both Kat and Adena as individual characters weren’t treated with the respect they deserved, the finale had only one last lowest possible bar we hoped they passed but weren’t sure if they would: To give them a happy ending. They did. It was like 20 seconds and at the last minute, but they did. And today I’m here to celebrate the good. We’ve talked enough about the bad before, and as a goodbye I want to remember the happiness this show and ship gave me since 2016.

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Book Review: Catch and Cradle

I feel like we don’t have enough New Adult sapphic stories around what is a shame because I love New Adult stories so it’s no surprise that I jumped at the chance to read Catch and Cradle, a fun New Adult F/F romance set in Halifax that takes us behind the scenes of their UNS Women’s Lacrosse team to watch Becca, the teams captain, and Hope, one of their star players, come together.

I loved all the layers we saw of Hope and Becca. The book did a great job showing us their hopes, dreams, motivations and fears. That made it easy to root for them and their relationship. We can see how they are perfect for each other, but there’s also room for them to grow as individuals.

The story is sweet but also sexy and as a sports lover it was great to get a glimpse into a sport I’ve never paid much attention to like lacrosse.

Umang and Samara from the show 4 more shots, please sitting in a sofa looking at each other

Remembering Umang & Samara from 4 More Shots, Please!

For the past two years, at the start of the year there was something I always could count on: A New season of 4 More Shots, Please! For obvious reasons (Covid) most TV Shows had to delay shooting and releasing their latest seasons, and that’s left me wondering what’s up with this group of girls, and especially my favorite bisexual cinnamon roll, Umang.

This week I was reminded of them by this Autostraddle article criticizing Season 2, and as much as I agree with it, I still can’t help but love Umang and want to see more of her. I mean, how many shows do we have with a character like Umang? I haven’t counted but I’m going to take a wild guess and assume this is the only one. Even with its shortcomings, it’s a groundbreaking show in many ways.

While they shot season 3 in Mumbai, I say we pass the time by enjoying a couple fan videos of Samara and Umang, the sapphic couple we enjoyed in Season 1 and 2.

Picture of Dayane Mello kissing Rosalinda Canavo's cheek. They both look happy.

Basic Guide To (Ex) Rosmello

For the past two months or so, I saw my Twitter timeline full of references to a ship called Rosmello. I resisted at first, ignored them, maybe admired a video here and there, but I didn’t want to dedicate my energy to it. Until I did. And it may have been the biggest mistake of my fandom life. The moment I allowed myself to follow them, I was sucked in and they took over my life, all 24 hours of the day for several days.

To make my luck even worse, I got into the ship just as it was ending. So not only was I catching up on all the amazing moments I missed, but I was also mourning how it ended.

The story of Rosmello is complex, long, and as most sapphic stories full of drama, love, and tragedy. I’m slowly moving on from them, but if you, like me, have seen them mentioned around and are curious, I will try to give you a basic knowledge of what their 6 month story entailed. And most of all, as the sapphic fandom moves to something different, something new, I want a tangible recollection, a record we can look back on, of their story.

I don’t mean for this to be the ultimate guide, I got into the ship late and I’m sure there are a lot of things missing. But is a starting point if you want to know more about their story.

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Featured image showing the cover of the book The One to Hold your Hand by Erica Lee.

Book Review: The One To Hold Your Hand

The One To Hold Your Hand tells is the story of Reese and Bette. Their friendship, their falling out and their second chance at love. The sentence that gives name to the book was used several times trough the book, and every time it pulled at my heartstrings.

I loved the way we got to see Reese and Bette long story together, their evolution from childhood friends to teenage loves and their reconnection as adults.

Besides the romance, the favorite part of this book for me was the way it handled the sensitive topic of loss and grief.

I would have loved to see a bit more of Reese and Bette after the get back together as adults, most of the book as focused on their journey as childhood friends but an extra couple chapters of them as adults at the end would had been nice.

Fatou and Kieu My from the German Show Druck kissing

The Magic of International Sapphic Representation

If you are looking for sapphic representation in media, look no more. The past month my Twitter Timeline has been a mix of clips and tweets in German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and, of course, English. I understand most of it, in part because I speak Spanish, English and a little Portuguese, in part because no matter the language all those posts are based on an universal sapphic experience that doesn’t need words to be understood. Their soul is the passion, love, crave, investment in diverse representation a lot of us have.

This is not a new feeling for me. All representation has been foreign representation to me. I don’t remember one TV Show in Colombia that had lesbians in it, or a same sex relationship. At most, we had a gay male side comic relief character in one or two popular telenovelas. Since I was a teen, the TV Shows, Movies, fan fiction, I looked at for representation were foreign. American usually.

Thanks to the magic of technology and the Internet, now is easier than ever to have access to all kinds of contents around the world and I’ve fallen in love with several shows and characters thanks to my fellow Sapphics sharing information about them in Social Media.

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Kieu My looking at Fatou with loving eyes

5 Amazing Ways To Remember Fatou And Kieu My

Fatou and Kieu My: The German Sapphic Ship That Stole Our Hearts

If you still don’t know who Fatou Jallow and Kieu My Vu are, you are missing out. If you enjoyed their love story for the past few weeks and now are devastated over the sixth season of Druck that had them at their center, and thinking about the possibility of not seeing them again for a long time, I understand. No matter the case, this post only goal is to share this ship with the world and enjoy some videos and pictures from them to make their absence less hard.

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