Interviews: J. Michael Tatum & Brandon McInnis!

Hello Shiquers and welcome back to Nerdy Shique Universe! Today we have something super special awesome!

Interview with J. Michael Tatum and Brandon McInnis!

So, if you remembered that we didn’t get to interview these guys back at Holiday Matsuri 2017 which we got to talk to them and they were nice enough to let us interview them over Skype which we did. This is a new format to us since we tend to interview convention guests on the spot but there are times where schedules get packed with a lot of events, panels, and other interviews, so this is something new we’re trying out for the YouTube channel and it was something to get used to.

As you guys know or maybe new to these two actors, J. Michael Tatum has voiced many characters including Sebastian in Black Butler, Ita in My Hero Academia, which I’m a fan of the series since I’ve been watching it with Gondras on the Funimation Now app (highly recommend if you need new anime to watch), and Clyne from RWBY which might be back in Volume 6? Who knows! Brandon McInnis is known for Patrick Phelps in Black Butler, Finral in Black Clover, and now he’s in the new Card captor Sakura series, Clear Card as Yuna D. Kato. What did I ask these two? You have to watch the video to find out!

Will there be more interviews like this? Hoping so since we have interviewed so many people and a convention is three days or four depending where you go so this does bring a new format to our channel and hope to keep it going. Hoping to get Sawa for one since we didn’t get a chance to get an interview during Omni. So stay tuned to our Twitter for any updates!

That is it for this interview! If you want to find out anything about these two actors like any convention appearances make sure you click on the video for Mr. Tatum’s website and I will also link it in this post! More things to come as June continues and wait a second! ::hears the Convention Alert Alarm:: What’s this!? A new convention coming up in July and will do a post about it! Stay tuned and followJ. Michael Tatum’s Website! us on Twitter @ Nerdy Shique!

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Panels: Joshua Seth Creativity Panel from Omni Fandom Expo 2018!

Hello Shiquers and welcome back to Nerdy Shique Universe! We are back with a new post and the final video from Omni Fandom Expo!

Joshua Seth Creativity Panel!

Here it is and saved the best for last and that is Joshua Seth’s Creativity panel! I know it took a bit but got it up for you guys.

Anyways, this panel was an interesting one since it looks into how being creative as an artist, a writer, and so on since being creative is important especially in today’s world. Whether you’re on radio or making your own music, having that creativity helps. It did help spark my writing a little more for my third book and I can see how Josh’s point in listening to some music helps with the creative mind. I’m listening to music on the Electric Daisy Carnival radio because of the techno beats are helpful in my focus. I know its weird knowing someone who loves metal, hard rock, and alternative listening to techno but I do still have a very eclectic taste. Josh does point out some of the music he listens to and you hear the music he uses in this panel and I believe he used it in his Sunday magic show which was a fun thing to go to. If you are at a convention where Mr. Seth is a guest at, I suggest to go to his Creativity panel because you will learn some things that you haven’t realized that can help with what you want to do in the creative process. I also suggest his illusion show because it did end our weekend at Omni Fandom Expo very well and whatever day he does it on at your local convention will do the same! Also volunteer for his show!

That is it for all of what we have for this year’s Omni Fandom Expo! I want to thank the staff for having us for another year as press! We will be back of course since this is the first convention that keeps us doing what we do and I appreciate it so much! I also want to thank Vivi for the editing with this video and the Paul St. Peter panel by putting that one together. Now let’s make 2019 one of the best years Omni will have!

What is next? Hoping to get it up will be the interview with Brandon McInnis and J. Michael Tatum since3 we didn’t get to interview them at Holiday Matsuri we were able to catch them on Skype! Hoping this would give us more interview opportunities so let’s see how this one turns out because Sawa is next on our Skype list. So stay tuned and make sure you follow us on Twitter @ Nerdy Shique for the latest updates! Also, Gondras was on Nerdy Shirts’ channel, Super Reaction Bros. doing trailer reactions and an episode reaction on A Series of Unfortunate Events! So you can check their Twitter for their updates @

Panels: From Attendee to Author: The BLind Perspective from Omni Fandom Expo 2018

Love Found In Cinders: A Backwards Fairy TaleHello Shiquers and welcome back to Nerdy Shique Universe! It’s time to bring you another Omni Expo Video!

From Attendee to Author: The Blind Perspective!

So, it’s time for my panel! This was right after Josh Seth’s panel during Omni that Saturday. Don’t worry we will get it up since it has to go through edits but in the meantime you get this one.

Nerdy Shirts thought it would be a good idea to do a panel about my writing and put “Blind Perspective’ in its name since it is the name of my first book. I created this panel to not only talk about myself but also give tips on starting a blog and writing a book. Even though this is my first time presenting this panel and was a little nervous but hey it is a good step in the right direction which I also filled out a form for Holiday Matsuri and hoping to host it at that this year.

About attendees….like last year not many and Gondras had to play the audience again. Not sure if it is due to what slots I picked but this time it fell upon the costume contest’s slot. Wait, one person did come in and leave. I am not sure if I will host another panel next year but if you think I should keep going then please comment down below.

What is next for Nerdy Shique Universe? Well, Josh Seth’s panel is next since it is the best one saved for last! Also, trying to get the video together and that is something we wanted to do since Holiday Matsuri and that is a Skype interview with J Michael Tatum and and Brandon McInnis! Once that happens, follow us on Twitter @ Nerdy Shique for the updates! And also, I will be linking you guys to my books, The Blind Perspective and Love Found in Cinders, so you can The Blind Perspective: Convention Stories From the Darkcheck them out and purchase them as EBooks! You can also find them as individual pages on this blog up above! Enjoy!

Panels: Writing Villains from Omni Fandom Expo 2018!

Hello Shiquers and welcome back to Nerdy Shique Universe! Now continuing with our Omni Fandom Expo coverage with another panel!

Writing Villains Panel from Friday!

Another Friday night panel during Omni this past March is the Writing Villains Panel. Since we have the heroes we cannot forget the villains which can be fun! Trust me, my fave villain will always be Loki from the Marvel movies!

Here, I felt like this was better out of the two because I felt like the tips here were a little more fleshed out and we had more discussion to go with since a lot of media has really interesting villains to see and read and not only that we have different philosophies when it comes to the villain’s actions. How will I do my villains in my newest book? Well, I can’t tell you but Love Found in Cinders does have a villain that I did have fun playing around with. So, enjoy these two videos!

That is it for this post! I hope you enjoyed this post. Make sure to catch my other posts and next one will be my writing panel! Stay tuned!

Panels: Writing Heroes from Omni Fandom Expo 2018!

Hello Shiquers and welcome back to Nerdy Shique Universe! I am back with another video from Omni Fandom Expo 2018!

Writing Heroes Friday Panel!

Sorry for not being on here this past week, I’ve been studying for my JAWS Certification exam so I can go further down my path of Assistive Tech and I do have an announcement towards the end.

So, this panel is a writing advice panel known as Writing Heroes which caught Gondras and my ears because around this time I was a bit in a rut with my third book. I had a hard time writing it because I felt like it was not flowing as much and this panel did help me in a way and that is with back story.

Even though GOndras felt a little bit put down for what he said about writing someone’s back story was sad but I liked what was said and now that I have my story back on track I know where to keep going. And not only that my buddies Mimi Jean Pamfiloff and Kaz LaFave did give me inspiration to keep going. Don’t worry, they will be mentioned towards the end of my third book.

I would say you don’t always have to follow every tip in this video to a “T” since this is about writing your characters and you can write the hero anyway you want since like how Mimi put it, “It’s your story! Do whatever you want!” These young ladies also had a villain’s panel which will be after my newest book review! So, you can follow these tips or just do what you want!

Announcement: Now it’s time to announce that I was offered the Assistive Technology Instructor job in Daytona Beach! Yay! If you remembered, I did mention that I did a work experience at the rehab center and not having much experience teaching did notice that I need to work on things before I come back to it. I did and went to volunteer in my school district, went to Apple workshops to get better handles on apps and advanced learning, and even learned Android, and now I have a new Braille note taker the Braille Sense Polaris! So, back in February I re-applied for the position since one of my friends out there I knew for a long time sent me the link since they were looking for a new instructor and applied to see what would happen, I did get the interview in April and was told a week or so later that someone else was chosen. I know it sounds weird but then Tuesday comes around and I get a call and it was the person who gave me the experience and I did ask her for a recommendation letter for the school I was applying to for my grad certificate and she offered me the job. Yes, I took it because this was something I wanted for a long time and I know I may be a bit rusty but I did help people learn new apps, I did say I got my Customer Service Training Instructor to download Soundscape and she loved it! I did also suggest it to use it on paratransit if you’re lost this morning at the NFB meeting. I was really excited that I got offered this and yes I will be moving to Daytona. Don’t worry, this will keep going because Nerdy Shique Universe was the blog that started everything for me. As in, being able to get on Word Press, start the YouTube Channel, even getting to so many conventions and writing about so many things from hauls, to anime, cosplay, and even getting to interview so many people like Brian Beacock, Lauren Landa, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, and even now Derek Steven Prince for that entire hour. I don’t want this to end ever because it was also something that led me to writing my two books and onto my third. I may be posting less but I will make sure you guys will get the content, I will go back to Orlando for conventions when the press opportunities get approved, I mean did fill out Anime Festival Orlando’s form to see if I can extend the olive branch again because time has passed and hoping things look up. And of course, this will bring new technology experiences for me because the world of assistive tech is expanding ever since 2018 started, I mean Microsoft just created a controller for one-handed gamers. I guess you are also wondering, will I still do Soundscape at Florida Mall, I will have to see because I want to do that experiment and see how well it works. If I knew about it in March, I would’ve had it then but now that I know it exists I will test it.

So, anyways, I’m glad for this new opportunity and right now just waiting on the paperwork to go through and thinking about apartments, which that is another thing! I will be living on my own until Gondras graduates. He is supportive because he knew my struggles in finding a job the past three years and it’s hard having a cane in hand being interviewed for a position because we are the largest unemployed group at the moment and it’s heartbreaking. It did take me some time but the patience shown it and I’m glad that 2018 so far has been my year and I’m still trucking! Now that I got that career rolling that means getting back to school is another part to complete.

That’s it for this post! Stay tuned for the next panel video from Omni Fandom Expo 2018! I’m sorry for it taking so long but things got in the way and we’re catching up so got more things to get up! Until next time!

Beauty: New Wet ‘N Wild Flights of Fancy Box!

Hello Shiquers and welcome back to Nerdy Shique Universe! I’m at home today which I’m a sad little universe kitty girl but I did do something while at home.

Wet ‘N Wild Flights of Fancy Collection!

Yes! I got the new Flights of Fancy Box Set from Wet ‘N Wild! This is their new summer collection and this year it doesn’t have unicorns but hummingbirds. I didn’t go for the spring collection because, if you read in my anti-haul, it didn’t interest me at all. Not only that, I should have mentioned this, I am not a big loose anything powder person and in this collection there were loose highlights. I was like, “Pass!” Plus some of the items did remind me of the Midnight Mermaid collection from last fall. Pass!

This one, on the other hand, did interest me because I think I like hummingbirds when most girls like butterflies. I find them cute and Flit from Pocahontas was sassy. Anyways, this collection includes baked blushes, new shadow quads, a lip scrub, a primer spray, and new lip glosses and eyeliners. When I heard about the box on what’s up in Makeup, I ran to the website to get it because I did not want to miss out like with the Midnight Mermaid box. Which now Ulta sells, what the heck!? What do I think of the collection? It’s good and wishing that the primer spray, lip scrub, and blushes in the baked formula were permanent which a lot of people like primer sprays and never thought they would be fun to use and you have a drugstore option now. Same with a lip scrub so you don’t have to go to Lush all the time and the scrubs around $2.99. I did say it’s a 4.5 out of 5 because I found that the lip gloss I was using was a bit hard to apply, I think the others will be better, I will have to see!

Enjoy the video guys and make sure you follow us on Twitter for all of the latest updates @ Nerdy Shique! Until next time!

Conventions: Paul St. Peter Panel from Omni Fandom Expo 2018!

Hello Shiquers and welcome back to Nerdy Shique Universe! I’m back with another post and it’s a new Omni Fandom Expo video!

Paul St. Peter Voice Acting for Business & Pleasure Panel!

If you’ve been here since 2016, Paul St. Peter has been a staple guest at Omni Fandom Expo since then and has been a great guest ever since. You may have heard him in kingdom Hearts 2 as Xemnes, Naruto as the Nine Tailed Fox voice, and Wyrmon in Digimon Season 2 also Stingmon and the many evolutions after that. Paul always puts on his voice acting panels and they are very informative since Gondras and I do attend them every time he puts them on. If you’re wanting to be a voice actor and he’s a guest at your convention, I highly recommend his panels because he not only tells you what’s possible but also does demos in his Voice Maker panels. We got video from his Voice Acting for Business & Pleasure which tells you the difference in doing it for fun and doing it in the business world. All thanks to his panels, now I add the question, “What is your advice to people wanting to go into voice acting?” for my interviews because a lot of voice actors go into this business in different ways and it’s good to get different advice from different actors. I did ask J. Michael Tatum and Brandon McInnis this question too which you will hear that in our interview soon but in the meantime you get to see this video, which you should watch to the end, and our interview with Derek Steven Prince earlier in our Omni posts.

That’s it for this post! Stay tuned for the rest of our coverage from Omni, we do have more panel videos coming up. Of course our interview with Mr. Tatum and Mr. McInnis soon. So stay tuned and follow us on Twitter for our updates!

Beauty: Final Coastal Scents Revealed Look: Using All Of the Pallets!

Hello Shiquers and welcome back to Nerdy Shique Universe! Now time for another look!

Coastal Scents Revealed Series: Using All Five Pallets!

So, today marks the final video in my Revealed pallet series! I used shades from all five pallets which made an interesting look to say the least. I did also use the Ten Blush Pallet Number 1 which did add onto the use of my Coastal Scents items. I’m not sponsored by them but I am an affiliate which you can find that link on the Affiliates page here and in the Description if you watch the video on YouTube!

Well, that is it for this post! Stay tuned for our next Omni Fandom Expo video and on top of that the next book review from our fave author, Mimi Jean Pamfiloff! Until next time!

Beauty: Coastal Scents Revealed Palllet Look and Project Pan Update!

Hello Shiquers and welcome back to Nerdy Shique Universe! Another Coastal Scents look and an update on Project Pan!

Coastal Scents Revealed Pallet Look!

First is my newest look in the Coastal Scents Revealed Series! I think I did do the look on Revealed 2 last time since I did find my Revealed 2 still on my makeup drawer setup. I hope it was and if it wasn’t, I will be doing a look next incorporating shades from all five so stay tuned for that! Also, the good news is that I found my Soft Spoken Blush from NYX since I was looking for it for the longest time! It was with my printer paper for some reason, I don’t know how it got there but it was there. I did mean to use Pin Up by Hard Candy but that blush is now lost. At least I got to use Soft Spoken again since I loved it a lot and glad that it is back for good. Funny thing was I almost bought another since NYX was doing a special where a lot of their holiday items were put on sale with other items and I didn’t get another and glad to find it but I did get the Green Concealer from the Concealer Jar line which I loved and this is my second time buying it. I can see why it is a great pick for green correcting concealers and I do have two stubborn spots at the moment and had to switch my skin care. I also got another Matte Lipstick in Nude because mine was expired and I started loving the Matte Lipsticks again and I like them more than the Butter ones. And for the items from the sale I got the Intense Butter Gloss Set and the Soft Matte Lip Cream Set in the remaining ones left. I was noticing that a lot of items were sold out and glad to get these! What I put in as a note in the video description is that there was one Lip Cream called Swiss Manifest and I know they are usually after cities and thought it was a city and saw it wasn’t. I am not sure if it is supposed to be Stockholm or another Swiss city. It is a brown nude. Anyways, it has been forever that I got any of the Butter Glosses, when the Intense line came out and went to Ulta they were already sold out in most of the colors so best to wait a while for them. While the Soft Matte Lip Creams, I always loved Milan, heck my mom loved it on me and I got her one once in that shade, and I missed them so much. Glad to get it then. So, yes, I know I rambled but wanted to add that! Next will be the all of the pallet line look!

Project Pan Update!

I haven’t done an update at all lately but it’s time to do one! The good news is that I finished all three of my Revlon Primer + Shadow pallets in Bohemian, Metropolitan, and Advant Gard and man it was easy for me to finish them up! I know Ulta’s website only carried four or five at the moment but Revlon hasn’t been on YouTube or anywhere as much since some of their newer stuff I’ve been hearing hasn’t been as great. I do enjoy the Super Lusterous Lipsticks I have in Fuschia Shock and Iced Mocha, I should try to finish those up since they are old, I think you can still get them since Gwen Stefani promoted them a while back. Wait! They are still around! I may have to get more since it’s been forever and some colors caught my cat ears! I also have gotten one of their gel lippies and one of their liquid matte lips. Also their So Lengthy Mascara which I do enjoy! And I think one of their highlights too. Anyways, glad to pan those three since I did love them but you have to pack them on a lot to get any color pay off which I read people had a hard time with. I don’t get why with the lip products Revlon does they do amazing jobs but their shadows are either a hit or a major miss! Sorry Revlon, oh right, their nail polishes are also amazing!

I did finish some perfumes in the past and one included my bottle of Burberry Britt! I had a back up bottle of it and glad it’s done and now into my newest bottle! I love this perfume and everyone else does too because it is a vanilla spice scent and people in Daytona knew it was me when I wore it! Another perfume was Versacci Femme, not sure if I did mention this one but I did finally finish it and it took forever to do and knew I was finishing it up anyways! I think I will be adding my Lush perfumes to this if I can get them done because they are old and the ones I have are from their holiday sale they have done for years and stopped doing which makes me sad, I have Snow Showers, Ponche, and Cream Candy and also Black Pearl somewhere. I wish they kept doing the perfume sale because I wanted to get the Twilight perfume so badly! Oh well! Those are in my project pan and of course Nicole by Nicole Richey! This perfume was a major want years ago around 2012 and loved it but the bottle! The bottle is hard to spray anything with! I don’t get who designed the bottle it’s too hard to spray despite how pretty it looks. I need to put it in an atomizer to finish it up. I do love the smell though!

Speaking of add ons, I am adding to the project all of my Wet N Wild pallets I have purchased from 2012 until now because Wet N Wild has done a revamp on their eye shadow pallets by discontinuing the trios which I’m sad due to how much I love Steel My Thunder which is the silver trio, Petal Pusher which is my fave purple eight pan, and Blue Had Me At Hello! This will include those two, Shimmer the Night Away, Flirting At the Party, Walking the Red Carpet, Walking On Eggshells in the old packaging, and all of the five pans I have, and the Spring collection trios, and Retro and Cloud 9 from the trios. So, goodbye when they are done! It would be fair to get the newer ones since during Galentine’s Day this year we did a gift thing and I got the gift Vivi bought and it was one of the new ten pan pallets in the peachy one. I do like it so far and Walking On Eggshells is now a quad which that is now what they did with the trios, they are quads which is pretty cool! So must finish those old ones!

I did finish Electric Slide from Colour Pop which happened during my And That’s Jacob look and that took a long time but hey I got to hit pan! I still have ways to go on other products like my Disney Villains pallets from E. L. F., didn’t touch One Night in Morrocco lately. I decided not to add my only Maybelline quad since there are no dents in it. And I added my Avon green trio to my professional makeup items since that is very matte and I do have two things it goes with for any professional looks. Oh right! During this time, I also finished up my Naked 2 Basics because I bought a newer one two years ago and that thing had so much shadow that it was hard to finish even if one is completely dust. Don’t worry, I am using the newer one.

Well, that’s it for this post! I will update on the Project Pan when I get around to the next update of stuff! So, next time will be having a super special treat for you all so stay tuned!

Interviews: Derek Steven Prince at Omni Fandom Expo 2018!

Hello Shiquers and welcome back to Nerdy Shique Universe! I’m back with more Omni coverage!

Interview with Derek Steven Prince

It’s up on YouTube and that is our interview with Mr. Derek Steven Prince! You may have heard him in Digimon as DemiVeemon, Veemon, ExVeemon, Paildramon, and even Imperialmon! I bet you’re wondering, “Wait! What about Flamedramon and Raidramon?” Well, they’re done by Steve Blum. Anyways, other series he was in included love Hina, Naruto, Bleach, and his first role in Power Rangers Turbo as Divatox’s nephew! You will get to hear that story in this interview and even did the voice during Jeopardy that Friday, which we had a hard time figuring out the character’s name. He did show up in other Power Rangers seasons as villains and monsters.

What is next? Well, I’m having a bit of YouTube app trouble and hoping to get my Coastal Scents Revealed 1 look up on there soon. We also will be having a special treat coming up this week and excited to bring it to you all! So, stay tuned! We are trying to get the other videos up from Omni but need to make some edits so hoping we can get them up as soon as we can! Enjoy!