Change, comics and all round geekiness

Since I last did my blog post there has been some change. I now work for a new company, I have a new job title and I even have new glasses. I find it funny that  people mumble about change. They want things to be the same as the good old days. But as the cliche saying goes, change is inevitable and the only thing we can count on is change.

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Superman is back?

DC are releasing next year their Man of Steel movie, a reboot of the Superman franchise. I was very afraid of this movie, I was not a huge fan of the previous movies. I watched the Man of Steel trailer last week, expecting it to be a steaming pile of crap. Well was I surprised! Watching it I was quite excited and really can’t wait for the movie. Zack Snyder is the director who also directed 300, Watchmen & Suckerpunch (which was not that great). Zack has teamed up with David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan as the writers. I am eagerly awaiting this movie now. Here is the trailer if you have not seen it yet.

But what does concern me is that this film, like Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy is not to be linked to the Justice League movie, looking to launch 2015. How do they plan on introducing the characters of the Justice League? It’s a big ask to give us six plus new characters and expect us to know their back story and who they are. Marvel, DC’s main competing superhero franchise, have done very well in each of their films building up to the main movie that was the Avengers (2012). Each movie showed the character and their motives as well as their personalities. It just concerns me that DC are not as concerned about their character development.

 

So where does inspiration come from?

Inspiration comes from anywhere and everywhere. It really does depends on the individual.

I love to look at other’s awesome artwork, movie trailers and game trailers. Just watching these inspires me with other’s great work. It’s something that I can work towards and aspire to be. Not only am I inspired but I start to see stories and images entering into my head. My own stories and images.

I also take inspiration from my environment. Any place I go that is beautiful I will try to write into stories. Taking note of the sensations and feelings I will ensure I write these into the story.

Knowing what inspires you is all about awareness. When you’re down or need help to inspire you know what you can do to achieve inspiration and keep writing, drawing and being creative.