A Whovian must have promo blog: Tardis Blind by Direct Blinds!

Hi my hot cute girly geeks and boy geeks of course. Something a bit different today, but very, very awesome. As you know, all of us geeks at Hot Cute Girly Geek are massive Whovians and I know a lot of you followers as well. And today I have something special for you guys.

I know it’s not your standard Doctor Who memorabilia, but this makes it all the more special. Direct Blinds has created a Tardis Blind! Have you seen it! It’s awesome! I want one! No wait, not just one, I want my whole house decorated with these blinds! Can you image, being surrounded by Tardisses (is Tardisses the plural for one Tardis?) Anyway, check the info below.

Oh and to make it extra special… They are now having a 33% discount offer!!!

Tardis In Situ


Whovians now have another excuse to add to their Doctor Who memorabilia with a custom made blind inspired by the Tardis.

Online blinds retailer, Directblinds.co.uk has added a made-to-measure blind featuring the Doctor’s very own Tardis to its hugely popular sci-fi collection –‘Spaceships’. It’s a must for any true Whovian young or old!

Just like the TARDIS, the traditional roller blind has come a long way over the years. Each blind within the collection can be custom made to unique specifications, including stay-fresh coating, blackout fabric for a better night’s sleep and eco-friendly fabrics. All boast an easy-to-clean surface for those annoying stains and spills.

To view the full Spaceship range, visit http://www.directblinds.co.uk/spaceship-blinds/ where you can purchase the TARDIS blind (from £99) directly and also customise to suit your specific requirements. Or if you would like to talk to someone about a special custom blind please call 0845 421 3561. (UK)


Does that look awesome or not!

But what if you’re not a whovian? Don’t worry, check the website. How about the Enterprise, or a Klingon Bird of Prey! And what about the epic Millennium Falcon! Or one of the other amazing space ships for your geeky heart and interior design!

Check out Direct Blinds on their website! And the information about the promo code for a 33% discount: http://www.directblinds.co.uk/dr-who/ I’d say it would make a really epic Valentine gift for any geek! (As in I wouldn’t mind getting one.)

And don’t forget you can also follow the geeky people of Direct Blinds on twitter: @DirectBlinds

And please do like them on facebook as well: https://www.facebook.com/directblinds?fref=ts

About DirectBlinds.co.uk

  • DirectBlinds.co.uk supplies quality made-to-measure window blinds direct on the internet to consumers nationwide
  • Based in West Yorkshire it has over 40 years’ experience in manufacturing and supplying all types of window blind products. Its vast range of fabrics and materials are drawn from all leading UK suppliers to the blind industry
  • Unlike most blind companies online, all DirectBlinds.co.uk products are made in the UK at its factories by its own skilled workforce – employed directly from the local area.
  • The firm uses both traditional and modern manufacturing techniques with next day delivery also available on all orders.

Love, your own hot cute girly geek, Mendy.

Artist Promo Blog: LadyStar Fury of the Venom Legion 2, indiegogo funding project.

Hi my hot cute girly geeks and boy geeks of course. This is a bit different then you are used from me, but it was such a geeky and cool project I had to share it with you!


The press release info:

Palace in the Sky Productions LLC and Heavy Cat Studios announced a brand new crowdfunding campaign for their upcoming full-color fantasy adventure comic title LadyStar: Fury of the Venom Legion Issue #2.

The new campaign is being hosted at http://fury.ladystar.net and on the project’s official Twitter feed @jessieandteko and #venomlegion

The new comic will be released on the Kindle platform alongside Palace in the Sky’s rapidly growing library of 21 LadyStar™ e-book titles including author W. Scott’s critically-acclaimed LadyStar: The Dreamspeaker and its upcoming sequel LadyStar: The Palace in the Sky.

Palace in the Sky’s e-books are available on all major mobile platforms including iOS, Android, Surface and Kindle.

Among the campaign’s unique rewards on its Indiegogo-hosted site are the opportunity to appear as a character or villain in the new comic, the ability to send LadyStar e-books as gifts to friends and to receive a brand new Kindle Fire HD.

“I’m really excited about our newest comic,” said LadyStar author Scott about the campaign. “The story in Issue Two expands a great deal on important themes like teamwork, friendship and courage. In LadyStar, the girls work together to overcome some pretty fearsome challenges. I think our readers will love the action and I already know they can’t wait to see more of our great artists’ work.”


According to the campaign’s web page, LadyStar: Fury of the Venom Legion #2 continues the storyline from Issue #1. Fury was first launched in 2008 and went on to earn a combined 4.7-star rating and became the #7 ranked Superhero e-book on Amazon.com earlier in 2013.

It also helped launch Palace in the Sky’s webcomic project, which went on to become the largest English-language webcomic association in the world with over 115 titles and 70,000 readers a day.

LadyStar is the story of seven girls who wear magical jewelry pieces that can become powerful weapons. The project has been in continuous development since 2000 and its characters have appeared in games, print, audiocasts, officially licensed merchandise and e-books.

LadyStar’s official web site is http://ladystar.net

Heavy Cat Studios is an industry-leading independent animation studio with over 50 commercial credits since its founding in 2007 including 33 games, 21 e-book titles and eight audiocasts. Palace in the Sky Productions LLC is the worldwide licensor for Heavy Cat

Studios’ library of over 70 original characters including the LadyStar™ fantasy-adventure book series.


My thoughts and why you should help out by funding this project.

If we talk about geeky and girly this is the perfect project to fund. And even if you have little to spare, just 5 US dollars is enough to help out this project. (But more money is really appreciated) And if you don’t have any money to spare? Tweet about the project; share it on Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, other social media sites you can think of. And don’t worry if you don’t own a kindle, the comic can be read on basically every platform you can think of.

So why is this for hot cute girly geeks like yourself? Well: LadyStar is a fantasy adventure story series about seven girls who wear magical jewelry that can become powerful weapons. Each of the seven main characters is a warrior with unique powers. Their mission is to defend the Realm of Aventar from the evil Cryptics and their minions.

Girls can be heroes, and in the world of LadyStar, they are the heroes. The challenges faced by Jessica and her friends teach the value of teamwork, courage and friendship. Our stories are different from many others in television, books and movies where the teenage girl characters are often sour, hyper-competitive, angry, jealous and self-destructive.

I just love hot girly geek action heroines!


So if you donate, what is gonna happen with your money? The funds will be used to pay for the costs of writing, drawing, coloring and lettering the comic pages themselves, and then assembling the e-book version of the comic for distribution on Kindle devices. Many people will work on the book, and they will share in the proceeds of our campaign.

Some funds will be used to pay for fulfillment of perks for our contributors as well.

Contact info and all the links:

Indiegogo funding website: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ladystar-fury-of-the-venom-legion-2

Twitter: @jessieandteko

Hashtagg: #venomlegion

So check out this funding project, look at the information, donate, promote, help out fellow artists and help them reach their goal so this amazing comic can be produced!!!

Love, your own hot cute girly geek, Mendy.

Artist Promo Blog: Meike Zane, portrait artist

Hi my hot cute girly geeks and boy geeks of course. Because I’m crazy busy at the moment I don’t have any time to do a YouTube Sunday for the next couple of weeks, because I simply don’t have the time to spend searching the internet during the week. So I have something different for you today, and I think it’s even more awesome then my YouTube Sunday!

This is a new subject, and I was thinking about it for some time to do add this to my blog. And when I saw one of my DCC friends on twitter talking about promoting her blog, well, why not help her out. So here it the first artist promo blog, featuring Meike Zane, portrait artist.

Sherlock by Meike Zane

About Meike:

Supernatural by Meike ZaneMeike Zane is a 23 year old portrait artist from the Netherlands. She is currently in between studies, as she just graduated from the International Bachelor Communication and Media at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, and is starting the MA Arts and Heritage: Policy, Management, and Education at Maastricht University in September of this year. She is passionate about art (both her own and others), photography, travelling, music, family, and more.

About Meike’s art:

Meike has four traditional drawing styles she uses most frequently and offers for commissions. These styles are realism, pointillism, ink, and quick sketches. Most of her works Ian Somerhalder by Meike Zaneare on size A4 and A5, but on request will also draw larger pieces.

Meike’s statement:

While I originally started drawing in 2006, I wasn’t nearly as interested in or passionate about it as I am now. I drew some of my favorite bands and athletes, but had no future aspirations concerning my own art or the art world in general. It wasn’t until my father passed away unexpectedly in 2009 that things started to change drastically. His last words were the evening before, to me – right after I had finished a drawing – that he was so proud of me and my artwork. The next morning I realized I wanted to spend most of my time drawing, and have been doing so ever since. I owe my father a lot, including making me see my true potential and encouraging me to follow my dreams.

In my portraits I try to portray the subjects as they are. I strive to not only capture their likeness, but their soul on the paper as well. This is why I often choose to draw portraits of people I admire and respect. People whose work I enjoy, people who have made a difference in my life, people I look up to.

Lea Michele by Meike ZaneWhat I find most important is that others enjoy my art, which is why I offer commissions. Many people want drawings of their loved ones or heroes to grace their walls, and I am honoured that they come to me to create them. The biggest compliments I receive are the ones from people telling me my art has inspired them to pick up a pencil or be creative otherwise themselves. Creativity decorates the world; I see it as necessary to make it a better place to live in. It doesn’t matter whether that creativity is expressed as drawings, pictures, films, music, etc.; I consider it all to be art.

Different kinds of art:

Meike works with different drawing styles, first of all, Realism. A realistic drawing of the subject (and my personal favourite, if I may say so.) Second she uses Pointillism. Which is really awesome, Meike uses small dots to create an amazing image of the person or the commission (baffled by this style). Ink is the third one, using ink and different brushes to create beautiful pieces as well. And then we have sketches, quick sketch portraits done with pencils (Oh I would love to have just a bit of her talent). And mixed media, where Meike uses different styles of drawing techniques into one image, one of the best and most amazing examples is the one she drew of James Rhodes. (Speechless, just speechless.)

James Rhodes by Meike Zane

But that’s not the only thing she makes! If you visit her etsy shop, you’ll see she also makes these beautiful pieces of jewellery, the Tree of Life, with different kinds of gemstones (also available as a custom made order if you wish)

Tree of Life by Meike Zane

So that’s it? Nope, she also makes her art into amazing Resin Necklaces, for you know, if you want to display your fandom throughout daily life.

Ministry of Magic by Meike Zane

What makes it geeky?

What makes it geeky? First of all, Meike is one hot cute girly geek herself! Big hug for that one Meike! Embrace that inner geek and never let go of it! Second of all, all the Loki by Meike Zanefandoms!!! Just a small selection of a few of the fandoms she uses to make beautiful art from:

  • BBC Sherlock
  • Doctor Who
  • Glee
  • Harry Potter
  • BBC Merlin
  • the Vampire Diaries
  • The Avengers
  • Supernatural
  • And many, many more!

Ok, can I marry you now?

My thoughts:

Sherlock sketch by Meike ZaneWow, just one word wow. Spending so much time online I see a lot of art and fan art passing. And although everyone has his or her own style, I do have my own preferences, especially when it comes to realism. Not many artists are capable to capture not only the 2D image of a picture and drawing it on a piece of paper, but in Meike’s case she is able to capture the essence of the person she is drawing, making them seem alive, the emotions they display in that drawing real.

Within the fandoms present, Meike is a rising star; her art is being displayed at Speedy’s cafe. (For the people who don’t know Speedy’s, first of all, shame one you! Second, go watch Sherlock!) Even Benedict Cumberbatch has noticed her thanks to Speedy’s, which was tweeted just a couple of days ago. I mean, how awesome is that!

I wish I had an original Meike Zane at home, but you know how life is, and short of cash 😉 But buying one of her beautiful art pieces is high on my priority list at the moment. (Oh and I do accept gifts, if people are wondering.)

The Eleventh Doctor by Meike Zane

How to buy Meike’s art:

So by now I know you guys are curious and you have seen some examples of her art on this blog (don’t worry, I asked for permission to use it) And I know you all want to buy some of her art. So where can you find it?

Right here!

A small gift to use:

As a thank you for visiting this blog and finding Meike Zane as a new artist, you can now use the following code to get a 15% discount on her art, just use to following code HCGGBLOG when you buy one of her art pieces on etsy.

Sherlock 2 by Meike Zane

Lots of love, your own hot cute girly geek, Mendy