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Sara Lima Says Goodbye

It's been a great four years.

Dear Comic Vine,

It's hard to believe it has been four years: four years of my working here at ComicVine. It feels like only yesterday when Whiskey Media brought me out to San Francisco for a face-to-face interview and offered me a position as Associate Editor of the site. It's kind of surreal to think about -- being plucked from a community I loved, fresh out of college and being given a chance to live on the other side of the United States (where I knew absolutely no one!) doing something fun and getting paid for it. I took a risk accepting a job and moving to a place I didn't know, but it was so worth it.

Come to think of it, I was pretty lucky: how many people get the chance to read comic books for a living? Not very many. Now, with four years under my belt, and hundreds upon hundreds of articles, editorials and video interviews, it's time for me to say good-bye.

Good old days on The Big Red Phone

It's crazy to think back to how I was hired. I remember how excited I was to go to New York Comic-Con for the first time and can recall asking Jim Lee for a short, on-camera interview -- guerrilla style. I had borrowed a camera and my sister held it for me while I asked Jim questions. He was at his table and he was even nice enough to sign my copy of HUSH. Years later I would interview Jim Lee and he would tell me "great job on the interview, Sara -- you've gotten a lot better." I had gone from stuttering nervousness on-camera, to being composed, calm and collected -- and a big shot like Jim Lee had noticed.

I can remember my very first San Diego Comic-Con, my first interviews (yes, the ones where I was wearing a Wonder Woman costume…those boots nearly killed me!). I remember the excitement and the feeling that I was doing something really interesting -- I was getting an opportunity to work with the comics industry. Not only was I getting a chance to write about some of my favorite characters, I was also given the opportunity to present information, opinion pieces and interviews on camera to all of you. I hope you all enjoyed it, because I know I did.

Working for Comic Vine for the last four years definitely changed me: it gave me opportunities to meet exciting and interesting people, go places I had never been, and move far, far away from home. It forced me out of my comfort zone and taught me a lot about my self, my abilities as a writer and on-camera journalist, as well as what I want to do with the rest of my life. I won't lie and say this letter was easy for me to write, because it wasn't. In fact, it was pretty damn difficult. I'm glad I was there early on to meet so many members of the community, to share in the excitement of the conventions, and to watch as comic books and comic characters become popularized through other forms of media.

I just wanted to take time to thank you all the members of the community for giving me the opportunity to work for you. Thank you for the support you have given me, another member of the community, over the years: your opinion of my work has meant a great deal. i just want you to remember; it's you who make this site what it is, and that's not something I have ever forgotten. You are what makes Comic Vine unique and different from other websites. That sense of community, the forged friendships and the interactions are what is most important about CV.

Saying goodbye has never been easy for me, so for now, as they say in France, I'll say à bientôt!

Be easy,

Sara

P.S. - If you want to follow what I am doing now that I will no longer be working on the Vine, you can head to my own site, limabeanie.com. And of course, you can still follow my ramblings on Twitter.

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Posted by KRYPTON

It has been great to have you on the site

Posted by AkaBoAli

You will be missed, I wish you all the best :) Always enjoy life

Posted by devil leonx

Good luck and best wishes Sara! you always had a unique and interesting perspective!

Posted by Yung ANcient One

It's about DAM TIME

said

No one EVER!

...

She'll be back, they always come back.

Joking aside

Good luck on your future endeavors, may peace and positivity follow you. ( + )

Posted by DocGroove

Thank you Sara and I wish you all the best!

Posted by veronicacris

It's sad...Good Luck Sara! I didn't knew you are brazilian too...

Posted by nick_hero22

Goodbye!!!!!!!

Posted by DocFishstick

love you . good luck girl

Edited by michaelthemighty17

that article was sweet bye sara miss you:D

Posted by windcaster

Wakanda has lost many daughters of late, but this was especially painful. :(

Stay gold Sara.

Posted by MyNameWasDeleted

Wont lie- Sara you were one reason I found this site so appealing over the many years I stalked it. I will miss your perspective, and of course your adorableness. Good luck in all your endeavors and stay safe!

Posted by Timotheus316

Good Luck Sara. I'm sure you had this planned since you left San Fran I bet. Good for you for stepping out and taking a chance. Will be following you on limabeanie.

Posted by Lady_Liberty

Godspeed and good luck.

Edited by etragedy

Goodbye, Sara.
I liked your articles and I actually agreed with you far more often than I admitted.

(PS - you still need to blog about what superhero would be 'date-able' on your blog!)

Edited by SC

Awh, am late, but farewell Ms Lima, and thank you for all your contributions to my fav website Comicvine. Especially your articles that attempted to drum up excitement and interest in underrated books and underrated characters. The comics industry benefits from writers like you on websites like CV to actually give chance to some of the underdog books and characters.

Also thank you for looking out for the CV community and users ands their general wellbeing. If Kanye West is the Nucleus of Culture uh... then you were definitely the Nucleus of Comicvine... if that even remotely makes sense. Oh and nice sweet last article and you will definitely be awesome at all the future stuff you will go on to do. ^_^

P. S. Thank you for the kick ass Sif piece you wrote that time!

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Edited by No_Name_

that article was sweet bye sara miss you:D

I think this is the best look for me. Definitely.

Posted by feargalr

Sara is actually the reason I'm into comics these days. About 2 years ago my friend a GB user linked me to one of the news videos telling me about this great comic book site. After that I was hooked! You'll be missed Sara! :)

Edited by joewell

I have 0 idea who you are, but good luck and good bye

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Posted by calvinwick

i'll miss u sara so much loved u on comic vine!!!

Posted by Ironhawk22

What can I say that hasn't been said already? Comicvine and the podcasts will literally not be the same without you Sara. I checked out the website you linked to. A novel! Really? Very cool. Good luck with that and all of your future endeavors.

Edited by cosmo111687

Hey! You can't do that, Sara! Somebody stop her!

Posted by turoksonofstone

..Thus ended the second Golden Age of Comic Vine.

Posted by King Saturn

Peace Out

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Edited by crazywolf

On topic: It's been awhile since I've been here. Lots have changed on CV. Good luck and best wishes to Babs.

Off topic: What has not changed are trolls and bullies on the internet. Why else would anyone insult Babs and call her a piece of trash for no reason.

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Posted by Vance Astro
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Posted by God_Spawn

@vance_astro: I'm just gonna delete them. It's extremely off topic and no need to be bashing Sara all in one go. She deserves better.

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Edited by God_Spawn

@bigboi100000: And you too. The insults and incessant derailing and trolling doesn't seem fair to just get off scot-free either, right?

@monster_zilla: @insanemembrane: @livefromus: And btw, whichever one is your main account, take a day off or two. I have zero idea why you're arguing with him and yourself using alts and derailing the topic.

So consider this a warning guys.

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Posted by bigboi100000

@bigboi100000: And you too. The insults and incessant derailing and trolling doesn't seem fair to just get off scot-free either, right?

@monster_zilla: @insanemembrane: @livefromus: And btw, whichever one is your main account, take a day off or two. I have zero idea why you're arguing with him and yourself using alts and derailing the topic.

So consider this a warning guys.

What?