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Thanks to rap powerhouse Megan Thee Stallion, we just had ourselves an iconic Hot Girl Summer. Now that it’s officially over, people are offering takes on what theme fall should have. Christian Girl Autumn looked like the frontrunner for a while, if only because there weren’t any challengers—but now the competition has really taken off.
Grand Theft Autumn, inspired by a 2003 Fall Out Boy song, is one strong contender.
Hot girl summer is over. It’s time for grand theft autumn— Curve Gotti (@MafiosoRo) September 1, 2019
Does Hot Girl Summer transition to Grand Theft Autumn?— Ben (@MinnesotaBen) September 2, 2019
People are actually renaming their accounts to get into the spirit of things.
I live up to my handle name pic.twitter.com/UDWEy4weL9— grand theft autumn (@0h_autumnn) July 28, 2019
The queen really said: “Anything that makes them happy.” 😩 https://t.co/hJZ3s9ux6y— Grand Theft Autumn (@Aeronaee) September 2, 2019
God gave me crooked teeth and small boobs because he knew how powerful i would be with straight teeth and nice tits so he had to nerf me— grand theft autumn (@gothfath3r) December 16, 2018
Promise Ima make it to the top, so Ima keep climbing til my heartbeat drop.— Grand Theft Autumn (@autumn_roseeeee) August 8, 2016
Even with this much of a head start, though, there’s still some stiff competition. Some fans torn between Grand Theft Autumn and Thotumn for this fall.
I’ve seen Thotumn and Grand Theft Autumn. I’m here for both— Kierra (@Malena_45) September 1, 2019
Thotumn seems to be a fan favorite and, as both a pun and a sequel to hot girl Summer, it’s going to be hard to beat.
move over hot girl summer it’s about to be thotumn— jan (@janessamclean) August 30, 2019
As we move into thotumn, please remember to pumpkin spice that pussy.— Ashnikko (@ashnikko) August 30, 2019
hot girl summer died so thotumn could thrive— bea (@beamiller) September 1, 2019
Some alternative suggestions, however, are just as magnificent and deserve our equal consideration.
hot girl summer is ending and it’s time for cat girl autumn pic.twitter.com/iYLm8niV6w— laura (@silkfawn) August 24, 2019
Move over Hot Girl Summer and get ready for Awkward Woman Autumn pic.twitter.com/iM0PuRlsO5— Ashley Perna (@ashleyjperna) August 28, 2019
I'm done with hot girl summer.— 🍂🎃Eva 🔜TwitchCon🎃🍂 (@EvaUnalove) August 27, 2019
Please give me cozy queer autumn now. pic.twitter.com/rBL7xS1xU0
To no one’s surprise, the goths and witches are out in full force.
it's now september so hot girl summer is officially over, welcome to the new season; vengeful witch autumn pic.twitter.com/MLKmVOrLO4— Melinda Salisbury (@MESalisbury) August 31, 2019
Hot girl summer? Nah, more like hot ghoul autumn.. 🍂 pic.twitter.com/XiFiB58mQA— whit🎃 (@whxtvontwit) September 1, 2019
hot girl summer is nearing its inevitable end, signaling the beginning of the long anticipated goth girl autumn— Goth Ms. Frizzle (@spookperson) August 11, 2019
as we transition from hot girl summer to witch bitch autumn dont forget to stay HYDRATED. the sun can still be harmful. ur bodies need to be cared for. most importantly the government doesnt stand a chance against hydrated goths pic.twitter.com/Ke8z95zIIL— 𖤐𓁿𝕲𝖔𝖙𝖍𝖘𝖙𝖗𝖔𝖑𝖔𝖌𝖞𓁿𖤐 (@gothstrologyy) September 2, 2019
Journalist Ash Sarkar’s suggestion is eminently relatable (but really, isn’t it Social Anxiety Season all year round?).
Hot Girl Summer is over. Welcome to Social Anxiety Autumn.— Ash Sarkar (@AyoCaesar) September 2, 2019
Sad Girl Autumn seems to be a thing, too. Hopefully it references more of a melancholy aesthetic than actual depression but, then again, the world is a bit of a trash fire right now—quite literally, considering the state of the Amazon.
fuck this hot girl summer shit i am SO ready for sad girl autumn— izz (@izzyharris19) August 26, 2019
hot girl summer has ended as we gracefully dance into sad girl autumn— 𝓂𝑜𝓁𝓁𝓎 𝓁𝑒𝒶𝒽-𝒿𝒶𝓃𝑒 (@mollyleahjanex) September 1, 2019
hot girl summer was spent on the beach in sexy bikinis but welcome to depressed rat autumn where we cry in bathtubs and develop acute social anxiety all while binging the same five episodes of the office— 𝔪𝔞𝔤𝔰␈ (@magshilly) September 2, 2019
Twitter user $hy Charle$ proposes a nonbinary takeover of the season and, frankly, it’s about time for some nonbinary shine.
Hot Girl Summer is over, welcome to Modern Non-Binary Slag Harvest Time 🍁🌝🍂🌛🎃 pic.twitter.com/W4WtQyqIm4— $hy Charle$ (@shy_charles) September 2, 2019
we had hot girl summer. now get ready for gender neutral 7/10 autumn— beef esq 🗿 (@largepapabeef) September 1, 2019
hot girl summer but make it cool nonbinary autumn. yes I'm aware I look like an e-girl, don't at me. pic.twitter.com/WIp3UExDBO— nic. (@nicthepainter) August 30, 2019
Last but certainly not least comes some honorable mentions:
Hot girl summer is over. Ladies, it’s Amish girl autumn. Time to break out the maxi skirts and butter churners.— Jorja (@jorja1117) September 2, 2019
I like to think of my transition as "Christian girl autumn in the streets; hot girl summer in the sheets."— Emily VanDerWerff (@tvoti) August 26, 2019
hot girl summer— rrrrrrrr (@ren0tter) September 1, 2019
sad gyal autumn
freaky deaky spring
long ago, the four nations lived in harmony. but everything changed when the Climate Crisis attacked
Siobhan Ball is a historian, archivist, and journalist. She also writes for Autostraddle and bi.org