2022 Oscars Predictions: Me Running My Mouth

Art by Dillion Payne

 It’s certainly felt like  94 years in the past three months since the long winding road to awards season began in January. Due to the lingering COVID-19 era setbacks; actors, studios, critics and other award shows have been running the gamut much longer than usual, and well… I know everyone has to be tired. And luckily awards season is finally coming to a close with the Oscars this upcoming Sunday, which are back in full throttle and in-person, baby! A cool side effect of the extended submission and voting period resulted in surprising nominations and egregious snubs. However, if you’re anything like me, a relatively medium-tier Oscars junkie (meaning you love awards season but aren’t good at strategy and math —just vibes), then you’ve trotted through the nominated categories and picked your favorites (or least favorites) and are ready—ballot in hand—for one of the most spectacular nights in Hollywood. 

Let’s check out my predictions and probable winners for 13 of the 23 categories below.  

 (Don’t @ me!!!) 

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All About Destiny (sorry): Where The F**k Have You Been?

Well, if you haven’t read the post about my future goals for this blog here you go.

Now, let’s get into it, shall we? Not to brag or anything, but life has been a little wild lately and I still can’t believe that anything has actually happened. My trauma response is so succinct, my imposter syndrome is so elite that it almost feels as if I’m living in a simulation. And after surviving the years between 2020-2021, aren’t we all wondering the same thing? There’s no way we’re all living in the same reality pre-2020.

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It’s Been A While, Let’s Chat…

Well, kiddos …

Yes, this blog is supposed to be updated. Yes, this blog is still functional. And no, I haven’t updated it since September 2021 in terms of posted content. But I can assure you I have been updating my published works page, go check it out!

WordPress can be a little difficult to navigate sometimes, and if you’re still coming here to read some of my old content, I thank you! And I swear I am prepping for new content in the future.

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“Lucifer” Season 6 Review Reflection

How I looked after watching Episode 9 “Goodbye, Lucifer” // Cr. JOHN P. FLEENOR/NETFLIX © 2021

“Lucifer” Season 6 is upon us and we must finally say “Goodbye, Lucifer” for real this time.

The whole of Season 6 was a heartfelt journey that stripped down the characters to their roots in order to tell a story about ultimate sacrifices, and the trials one must go through to reach their greatest desires.

It was a well-deserved ending for all the characters we’ve grown to love so much over the past six years, even if it put Deckerstar through hell and back to give their eternal love some justice.

Below, I break down Season 6 in an interview with myself about all my favorite things that comprise the entirety of this series finale.

[Also if you have any thoughts to add or want to share your thoughts about the ending please do so! You can find me here or leave a comment below]

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“Miles Morales: Shock Waves” Review

courtesy of Marvel

Within a year of becoming Brooklyn’s Spider-Man, Miles Morales has queued a list of his five most frequently answered questions such as: is he old enough to be fighting crime? Does he have a fear of falling? Is he related to *that* other Spider-Man from Queens? But the most important curated question is the last one on his list: “What does a superhero do when they’re not saving the world?” 

Miles Morales: Shock Waves” written by Justin Reynolds (“Early Departures”) and illustrated by Pablo Leon aims to answer that question. 

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Take a ‘Leap of Faith’ with this ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ activity book this summer

Me holding the activity kit; courtesy Studio Fun International

With great vaccination comes great outside-ability. OK, that’s not how the phrase goes, but nevertheless, as more people get vaccinated it seems the likelihood of activities has increased. And what better way to celebrate than having some pre-planned activities for you and your kiddos whether it be for indoor or outdoor fun.

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In The Arms of an Angel: The Hanjobadiel Story [“Lucifer” Season 5, Episode 14]

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If there’s one thing to know about Netflix’s pop-culture smash hit “Lucifer,” it’s that the Devil-to-penis joke pipeline is a flaccid circle. 

OK, I’m kidding.

The show is obviously much deeper than that. And despite the show’s cheeky (and sometimes over-the-top) innuendo, the emotional beats still hit just the same. You can see this tremendously heartfelt and humorous combo collide in “Nothing Lasts Forever” directed by Lisa Demaine and written by Chris Rafferty.  

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Fandom Interview: Devil’s Food w/ Jessica Pommer

Jessica Pommer

Despite not having access to a kitchen, Lucifer Morningstar is reportedly an excellent cook. Throughout the show, fans have seen him make Grilled Cheese, French fries, truffle omelettes and casseroles. (The only thing he doesn’t do is the dishes.) And when he’s not cooking, he always knows the best place in LA to get a bite to eat.

Much like Lucifer, Canadian Chef Jessica Pommer,33, has a flare for food culture and great conversation. The task to create a “Lucifer” inspired cookbook grew from her desire to contribute to the fandom.

“I can’t draw, write fan-fiction, or craft items, but I’ve always had this knack for creating my own recipes and this love for ‘Lucifer’,” Pommer said. “It’s amazing how having a good meal and great conversation can make even the plainest meal that much more meaningful.  Sharing food is an important part of social interactions.”

In our email conversation; I get inside the culinary mind of British Columbia native as she shares the concepts and creations behind her Devil’s Food.

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Fandom Interview: a conversation with French artist Laurène Viala

courtesy of Laurène Viala

It is a truth universally acknowledged that when an angel falls they also rise. But what then, if an angel falls, impersonates you, kidnaps your girlfriend and tries to start an unholy war in the penultimate season of your life? They get rewarded, apparently.

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Netflix’s “Yasuke” Travels the Road to What Could be Great Success

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[Editor’s note: mild spoilers] 

Partially foraged in history, Netflix’s “Yasuke” takes what it can from the limited details of the real samurai’s origin story. 

Luckily,  series creator LeSean Thomas (“The Boondocks”, “The Legend of Korra”) and the stacked co-writing team; Nick Jones Jr., Alex Larsen, and musician Flying Lotus make the most of the ambiguous annals lost in nearly 400 years of time across the span of its limited six-episode run.

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