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Little Green Eyed Press – A Site for Indie Authors

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Little Green Eyed Press is an editing and publishing website for independent authors, originally created by someone who is an indie author herself! They are based out of California, but some staff are located in other states like Arizona. LGEP specializes in helping indie writers develop and edit their stories and they also provide PR and Marketing services for you all at indie-friendly prices. As of Spring 2015, they have officially taken their step into the ebook publishing world as well! Yep, independent authors can publish their stories as an ebook through LGEP. Did I also mention that LGEP is awesome? Continue Reading

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I adopted a kitten.. if you couldn’t tell.

As you may know, my old lady kitty, Meaka, passed away in May. I had gotten her when she was a kitten and I was a kid. We

My old kitty, Meaka

Miss you, Meaka!

literally grew up together and she lived a good long 18 years or so. However, she was also my first pet. Ever. She was my best friend, my fur child. As you can imagine, losing her ripped me apart and I needed some time to heal and grieve.

I will always miss her and there’s no way any kitty can replace the special spot she holds in my heart. Thankfully, Steven’s cat,

Escher, was also there to help the pain of losing Meaka not be so bad. She is a loving kitty and while our bond is not nearly as close as mine was to Meaka, I still love Escher.

However, there comes a time when you need to move on. So I worked on that. And two months later I was ready to welcome a new furry friend into my heart. Luckily for me, Steven also wanted a new kitten. So on July 5th, we checked out some Petcos and Petsmarts to see the kittens they had for adoption. The locations we went to worked with the Arizona Animal Welfare League, so we knew we would be adopting a shelter kitty.

New kitten, Zelda!

Zelda!

It was only at the second PetSmart that we found our new fur kid. She is two months old, a calico, and extremely cuddly. We named her Zelda, because we knew that calicos could be little princesses when they’re older. She also has green eyes which remind me of Link’s outfit. She’s also a wild child, but that’s to be expected with a young kitten!

She has me wrapped around her little paw just one week after she has come into the house. I’m fairly certain she intends to use that to her advantage later on. Maybe for her plans of world domination.

And I swear, I also think I have a problem. Not only have I made Zelda an Instagram, but I’ve also made her a Tumblr. Basically I intend to chronicle her life in pictures and blog posts from the princess herself as she grows up.

Yep. You’re looking at the beginning of a crazy cat lady’s life!! Accept it.

So do you want to be spammed with cute fluffiness from Princess Zelda? Follow her Tumblr and Instagram, and she’ll hypnotize you with all the cuteness.

 

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First Ever Print Sale Going on NOW!

Five photos of limited edition prints available in store

All five Limited Edition Prints!

 

EHRMAHGERD PREEEEEEERRRRRNNNTTSSS!!1111!!111!1oneoneone

After many requests from all of you, I finally caved and brought you a great little selection of my three best costumes in the form of 11×17 prints! My store opened on May 8th, and the sale will be running until May 16th! Please note that all print orders are a preorder. Since this is my first time doing this, I wanted to try and keep it easy and be able to get everything done at once. This will not only help save on time, but also will be more cost effective for everyone. I will continue updating everyone who orders prints here and on my social media as I get everything together.

If you want to order, you have until the 16th! So get your booty on over to ittybittygeek.storenvy.com and check out some awesome posters!

So far I’ve gotten quite a few orders and I do want to say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart! I can assure you the money I make from these sales will help me tremendously. Not only will I be able to put a dent in my debts for college, but I will also be able to funnel extra funds right back into new costumes to share with you all! Costumes means more WIPs, means more blog posts. With summer upon me, I hope to be able to bring you a lot more new and fun stuff with my costuming hobby. Maybe soon I can even bring you more from my pudding’, Steven as well!

A few quick notes about the sale:

  • The limited edition prints are ONLY for this sale. If you want them, I recommend getting them now! Depending on popularity and demand, a few of them may come back for future sales. But for now, this is it for those LE prints!
  • Every print will come signed. However, if you want it personalized, let me know in the order notes!
  • Already ordered and forgot to say you wanted personalization? No problem! Email me at ittybittygeek@gmail.com with your first and last name and order# and I will make sure to put something on your order for you. I’ve already gotten one.
  • Fair warning, my doodles are awful. If you request a doodle, it might look like a toddler drew it. LOL. But I will try my best for you. <3
  • Keep an eye here and on my social media for updates once the sale is over!
  • Have more questions? You can also check out my FAQ Page.

Again, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for your continued support, wonderful comments, and silly pictures you all send me. I would not be here without you guys and I am eternally grateful for all the love you show me.

One more thing, please give a HUGE round of applause and thanks to my photographers and my seamstress for doing all this with me as well. Without Gabby, I would not have two (soon to be three!) absolutely amazing Harley Quinn costumes and without Adam Patrick Murray and York in a Box, I would not even have these GORGEOUS photos to turn into prints for all of you! They are amazing, incredibly talented people and they deserve all the love you can give. Feel free to check out their Facebook pages and/or websites here:

Stay tuned for more shenanigans!

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Time for another Update (and Upcoming Cons!)

It’s been a while, hasn’t it?

When you’re a college student with a full-time job, you find your time is extremely limited. When one of your three professors feels that you can handle a metric crap ton of homework on top of your other classes, that time becomes even more limited and valuable to you.

However, I’m not abandoning you all anytime soon! I truly appreciate your patience during this slow time of posts, and you won’t be disappointed with what I have coming up.

If you haven’t noticed already, I’ve been treating my blog to a bit of an update as well. Now you’ll be able to easily access what you want to read about just by looking up top. You might also be seeing a new link up there as well called “Itty Bitty Girly Girl”. That one is for the ladies. I’ve started up a new micro blog that is focused solely on anything beauty-related! Like any girl, we all have the desire to make ourselves feel beautiful with make up, hair care, and skin care products. I, personally, love trying new stuff that will hopefully help with my acne issues and I sometimes get that itch to play with make up or nail lacquers. You can also be assured that I will be posting up some tutorials or other info about the make up I use for my cosplays (ie. Harley Quinn).

Of course I will also be working to get myself back onto a strict blogging schedule soon. Yay!

Moving along, I am also collaborating with Maise Designs again to bring you more costumes! That’s right, the same lady that made my Arkham City Harley will also be making my Pirate Harley Quinn as well as a surprise costume which will be debuted in person at Wondercon! If I happen to get a photo shoot in before then, however, my followers may be able to see it before then. Stick around for that. 😉

Speaking of cons, Steven and I are planning to head to a few more this year. This year will be our first year at WonderCon and we will be there all three days. On top of that, we are confirmed to head to Phoenix Comicon in June. Any other cons that come up will be updated on my Events page here. Keep an eye out for updates there as well as on my Social Media page.

That’s all I’ve got for now. Thank you all again for your continued support and I can’t wait to show you my new costumes!

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Who is Itty Bitty Geek, really?

It’s funny how things happen. When I began this blog, and the social media pages to go with it, I originally just wanted to write about geeky stuff in my life (and sometimes just whatever I felt like writing about that day). As I’ve said before – so many times in fact that you’re probably tired of it by now – I like to write.

Anyway the point is, I had absolutely no intention of my IBG social media pages turning into, more or less, cosplay fan pages. Am I upset? Of course not. Cosplay is something I thoroughly enjoy and while I have only recently gotten serious about learning to sew my own costumes, I’ve been in the cosplay community since 2007.

But even then, I feel I should really share with all my readers who I am and what I am aiming to do with my life. I don’t want to hide behind the veil of someone who only lives and breathes for cosplay or something like that. I’m actually much more than that. I’m a very ambitious and passionate human being with goals that you probably wouldn’t expect from me by just looking at my social media pages.

So here goes:

I had red hair once!

I had red hair once!

Hi, I’m Nichole. I’m 23-years-old, born in 1990. I’m currently in college pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Communications and I am a social media addict (I’m not sure if this is a good thing or not). I played violin beginning in 5th grade, but haven’t seriously picked it back up since 12th grade even though I miss it. I am an animal lover, particularly cats. I do not want children, despite the fact that everyone else thinks I will change my mind. I’ve known this fact since I was 14 and had only tried to warm up to the idea once because of a previous relationship. Obviously it didn’t work out. I also play video games, and because of my love for them I am a contributing writer to Geek News Network primarily in the Gaming Department. I have my own column there, which I am hoping to be more active with.

My current motorcycle. 2009 Suzuki GS500F.

My current motorcycle. 2009 Suzuki GS500F.

I ride motorcycles. Nothing is more liberating than jumping on a bike and taking off through an open road where you can really open up that throttle. Is it dangerous? Well yeah, but so is driving a car. Despite the fact that I am much much smaller than everything around me, I get an indescribable feeling every time I’m able to take my bike out for a ride. I started off as a passenger on my parents’ bikes when I was 9, so as you can imagine, riding is a huge part of my life as well as my family’s. If I had more time (aka not in college) I would even consider looking into becoming a Motorcycle Rider Coach at the Motorcycle Safety Foundation to teach others how to ride and become a more defensive driver/rider.

As for my career, I want to be a writer. I was afraid to admit this to myself for the longest time, because I feared the failure that is inevitable in a career like this. As I read more about becoming a published author, however, I began to learn that failing is simply part of being a writer. It is to be expected, but it should never keep you from doing what your heart is telling you. So as of January 2014, I have made it a goal to write my very first fiction novel. Since a novel can take a long time to complete, I don’t have a set deadline at the moment. But let me assure you, I have a little voice in the back of my head constantly telling me to get on that thing already!

I am also a cosplayer. I’ve been doing this thing since 2007 when I first attended Star Wars Celebration IV and Phoenix Comicon. I learned about the charity costuming organization who called themselves the Rebel Legion. I loved what they did for the community and I wanted in. Since my favorite costume from the Star Wars Universe (ever since I was a little girl) was Slave Leia, that was the first costume I went after. I purchased a kit from Leia’s Metal Bikini and as soon as I turned 18 in 2008, I joined the organization. This was only the beginning of my cosplay adventures, but I may save that story for another post. While I don’t have a lot of costumes (yet), I’ve still managed to commission some amazing costumes. Now that I am making a pledge to also learn to sew in 2014 and get serious about this, there will be plenty more to come from not only myself, but my boyfriend, Steven.

Told you I was ambitious!

So about this blog…

As I said before, this blog was originally created to focus on the “geeky” part of my life. Now that I have had this blog for over a year, I not only want to be more active with it, but also really begin to think about what I’ll be posting on here. I’m hoping to reach out to a couple of different interests without making it too random. So here are my ideas:

  • Short stories, when I get the itch to be creative
  • Convention Wrap-ups. I’ve done this before, and I’d like to do more if you are interested in them!
  • Make-up. This would probably focus a lot on cosplay make up maybe with some product reviews if I come across something that works well for me. Ladies?
  • Cosplay WIPs. I can show you what I’m working on (or if I commissioned it) and elaborate on how some things were made if you would like!
  • Product Reviews. This one might be a lot more random since it would depend on if I begin getting products to review from companies. If you’ve seen my posts about my Jolly Vox Box from Influenster, you’ve already seen the beginning of it!
  • More Loot Crate reviews? I fell out of my routine with this one. Do you guys want this to come back? I can do unboxing videos instead if you enjoy that more!
  • Game Reviews. This would probably be whenever I review something for GNN and I just reblog it onto here.

So there you have it. Now you know a little more about me and what I’m hoping to achieve with this blog in 2014. I appreciate any and all feedback you can offer me, as long as it’s constructive. Have ideas? Let me hear them! Otherwise I hope you continue to enjoy whatever silly things I post in the coming year!

Much love,

Itty

Con Adventures, Cosplay, Updates

Stan Lee’s Comikaze 2013: Wrap-up and Pictures!

Now that I’ve ventured into the world of Comikaze for the first time, came home, got back to reality, and suffered through my post-Con depression, it’s time to share my adventures and pictures!

And then start with the Con withdrawals until January.

This was my first year at Comikaze and I can tell you that it definite did not disappoint! I had an absolute blast, met a few awesome actors, got to be in a giant photoshoot, and I was able to bring out the Arkham City Harley Quinn again!

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Itty Bitty Geek’s Workout Routine

Yesterday, I had my boyfriend join me in the fitness center at my apartment to show me the ropes on creating a good workout routine. At the same time, he decided to totally murder my muscles by putting me through a full body workout to start me off. I can confidently say that I am hurting all over today after everything we did yesterday!

While the apartment complex’s fitness center is limited on equipment, we were still able to find ways to do 13 exercises that targeted each area of my body. Here’s what the entire workout ended up being:

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Cosplay Prints, Anyone?

I’m sure a few of you out there have been waiting for this one.

I have been cosplaying since 2007 but this is honestly the first step for me into this side of the cosplay world. I have always thought of this as a hobby where I would never make money from it. I felt that this would only be something that I could use to “escape” the real world and put some smiles on children’s faces when I come strolling into the children’s hospital or even the convention floor dressed as their favorite video game or comic book character. Once I learned that there were cosplayers out there that were well known enough to offer prints to their fans I was surprised. It was like an entirely new world of cosplay to me and I honestly thought it was kind of cool. However, I didn’t think I would ever get to that point. Continue Reading