Archive for ‘Comics’

June 5, 2012

Limebirds Assemble! – Comic Adaptations

by limebirdlaura

If you haven’t watched The Avengers, I want you to put your mouse down and rectify that. Once you’ve finished watching, you can come back to reading this. It’s no big deal, I’ll wait.



I should have thought this through, it is over 2 hours long after all…


Sigh, are you back yet?

Oh good there you are.

Ahem, now we can get back to business. I’ve touched on the subject of adaptation before. In general I’m OK with the screenwriter changing bits and pieces of the author’s original work, since films and books are two different mediums and it takes different things to convey an idea properly. As long as the movie is good, I’m good.

May 15, 2012

Fan Fiction Addiction

by LimebirdCat

Today kids, I’m going to rock your world with the tangled realms of…dum dum duuuum! Fan fiction.

This is one of the avenues I personally pursued to get into writing stories.

It provides a sort of template for you to add your own ideas to and then watch them flourish. The backgrounds and characters are already established and can be tinkered with however you see fit – you sort of get creative without even knowing it.

You even enjoy yourself into the bargain.

I think we all read novels, watch films and see musicals that we all fall madly in love with. Some are best just left alone, others spark your imagination. The hunger to continue the story that you’ve read – or retell it, can actually provide a firm creative foundation.

It’s like with drawing I suppose. You copy and copy and copy the greats until you become confident and develop your own style. Then someone will emulate you, then find their own. We are like each other’s mother ducks, nudging each other’s fragile creativity into the pond of wonderment.

Fan fiction is, erm, I wouldn’t go as far as saying easy but perhaps easier than writing something from scratch. The characters, setting and the kitchen sink are all there for you to play with. It doesn’t matter if you write like a kid or a laureate – all’s fair and game in the world of fan fiction.

November 30, 2011

Batman The Real Superhero?

by limebirdsophie

Batman is one of those icons that almost everyone knows; whether you have read comics or not, chances are you know ‘The Batman’. Here’s the thing, he’s generally placed into the superhero genre but don’t forget he has no super powers he is just a man. Yes he’s a billionaire but he’s still just a man, he doesn’t have a magic hammer, super strength, the ability to fly or a pretty green ring but he does fight for justice and the good people of Gotham with nothing but his string of side kicks* and his trusty butler Alfred.

That is why many people say he isn’t a real super hero he is just a hero, so here’s my thoughts:

November 2, 2011

DC to the rescue

by limebirdsophie

Hello Limebird friends, resident geek Sophie here. I thought I’d do a little post all about the wonderful world of comic books, to be specific, DC’s New 52. I do currently have an ear infection and I am medicated up to the eyeballs so I apologise if what’s written below makes no sense!

If you do not read comics you probably have no idea what I’m talking about, but do not fear I am here to teach you and hopefully get a few of you picking up some books and enjoying the massively unappreciated form of literature that is comics!


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