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Does your mood ever effect how you treat your OCs? Like, good mood = happy times for them, and bad mood = ALL THE ANGST...? 

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7 deviants said Not very often, only on rare occasions.
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6 deviants said Never, I am in complete control of them and their situations regardless of mood!
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4 deviants said Sometimes, it's an even 50/50 balance.
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2 deviants said Always, my OCs situations mirror my mood, if I hurt SO DO THEY!
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No deviants said More often than not, yeah.

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MidoriNoHonoo
Michael Stevens
Artist | Student | Varied
United Kingdom
Hi there folks', I'm Mike, but most folks know me as Midori, call me whatever!

About me:

I'm just yer' regular guy... Pfft--- Couldn't type that with a straight face...

First things first I'm nearly blind, I'm completely blind in my right eye and have heavily impaired vision in my left, thankfully my sexy glasses are a big help!
I'm also Dyspraxic, so have terrible co-ordination, both these things make drawing difficult, but it's not gonna stop me trying, I may not be the best artist, but I enjoy giving it my all. ^_^

I'm quite shy also, but I'm always hopeful to make new friends, so if you want to spark up a conversation, or just simply comment on my artwork, please, feel free, I love the chance to interact with people, and will try my very best to respond as soon as possible! I also greatly appreciate all feedback on my artwork!

Anyhow, why am I here?
I once got told that I'd never be able to draw because of my eyes, so I said, Hey, you want a bet? And that's what brought me here to DeviantArt, my home at (and occasionally away from) home! I wish I actually put MONEY down on that bet... ^^;

What do I like?

First things first, I LOVE STAR WARS. :stare:
Like, an absurd amount, as such I've created my own OCs, and an AU that run's parallel to the old canon/Expanded Universe, most of my artwork currently will be dedicated to that story and it's characters, I hope very much that you'll enjoy it! My AU also crosses over with other folk's AUs, and I'm a proud member of the group: A-Galaxy-of-Our-Own , my artwork/AU can be found in the "Memoirs" folder! :heart:

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Please check it out, all of it's contributors are excellent artists, and great folks too!

By the way, if you couldn't tell, I love Manga and Anime, Especially cute Yuri fluff! :heart:
I love tons of different music, from J-pop to Rock to Heavy Metal, and I worship Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters almost religiously...
I also LOVE stand-up comedy, especially British stand-up, my favourite comedians are Dara O'Briain, and John Bishop.
I have MAAAAANY FANDOMS. Anime/manga wise, there are far too many to list...
None anime/manga, my main fandoms are generally mostly Sci-fi. XD
I am not a religious person at all, I am an Atheist, and identify as a Secular-Humanist.

My artistic goals?
My long term goal is to publish some Manga comics, and maybe eventually self-publish! Hopefully in a few years time I'll be good enough! ^w^

I'd love to create some Yuri-themed comics in particular.

I'd also love to create some Star Wars fan-comics (mostly focusing on fan-characters), and enjoy collaborating with friends on our AUs! ^_^

Other useless info.
I occasionally do crazy stuff to raise money for charity, mainly Marie Curie Cancer Care
www.mariecurie.org.uk/
Here is a video of me skydiving to raise money for them: www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcXV7D…

I have a Glasses Fetish that borders on the unhealthy...

My anime Hero is Vash the Stampede from Trigun.

Also, I'm actually a smuggler from Corellia, so, like... Don''t ever tell me the odds, we Corellians hate that.

I guess that's really it...? Anyway, thank you for visiting my page, I really appreciate it, feel free to say hi and leave feedback, really, don't be shy!

Peace and Love!
~Midori

P.S.!
Icon by the amazing maybelletea, her artwork is fantastic, check it out! :heart:
Webcam image was part of a Commission, it was drawn by the wonderful ram-jam, go show this awesome guy some love! :heart:
Interests
Hey folks, just a quick irl update kind of journal!

We're currently in the process of switching internet service providers, our current provider is absolute... Crap, to be polite, currently with the service we're on our internet speed is about 1/8th of the national average, and we're finally fed up (Well, I was fed up over a year ago...), so we're (hopefully) upgrading to something better! 

This should hopefully make life a lot easier, as I won't have to battle my sister for bandwidth with every upload!

Though if I might be unable to get online for a short time during the transition period, so if I'm gone for a short while, don't panic, though again, if, I might not be effected, and this warning may be pointless, but I'll air on the side of caution anyway. XD

EDIT: Quick update, we'll be changing service providers on the 22nd.  

Hopefully our internet woes are at an end, eh? :meow:

Anyway, peace out! :heart:
  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: Rocket League Soundtrack
  • Reading: various Star Wars comics
  • Watching: Crappy TV
  • Playing: Payday 2: Crime Wave Edition (PS4)
Hey folks, how's it going? :meow:

I'm doing well, still a little tired, but no biggie, my folks are back from Holiday, they had a great time, and it was a nice fortnight break for me, home watching the cat, with lots of free time to be productive, and I think it was quite productive indeed, you'll likely see the fruits of said production shortly as I've a few more pages of First Farewell ready to upload (I think I'm gonna change it's title to "The First Farewell", just sounds better me thinks...), as well as various other things, I'm gonna try to prioritize The First Farewell, it's gonna be a pretty long project, but I'm really enjoying it! ^w^

I've also noticed that I'm steadily creeping up to 40k pageviews, which is exciting, I'm thinking of doing a Q&A when I reach that milestone, though that does depend on the interest, last time I did one, about a month or so before comic con, I didn't get any questions, so please let me know if you'd be interested in asking me questions (about anything really), and me responding to them all with a video. ;w; 

Aaanywho, on to the topic of today's journal, I got something new to play with!

Newly released from Fantasy Flight comes one of the coolest X-Wing Miniatures Game Expansion yet, the Imperial Raider, ship-junkies and Empire fan-boys/girls rejoice, and marvel at this beautiful monster!

Image by MidoriNoHonoo

And monster is no joke, this thing is huge, matching the Corellian CR90 Corvette in size, it was designed jointly by Fantasy Flight and Lucas Arts to essentially equal the playing field for Imperial players as until the Raider's release they had no huge ships, and the nearest ships for the role already established in the canon and Legends continuity were still too big by a considerable amount, the Raider and the CR90 both measure at 150 meters in length, which appears to be the maximum for the X-Wing Miniatures, seeing as they're all constructed to the same scale. 
For a sense of scale here is the Raider in comparison to CR90, a YT-1300, and an X-Wing & Tie Advanced.

Image by MidoriNoHonoo

It's no joke as it towers over the competition, and it's not just all looks, this ship is truly devastating, especially against any ship unfortunate enough to land in the sweet spot where it's fore and aft firing arks cross, though honestly I don't really have anyone to play with, so I collect these miniatures purely because I love them, they're so detailed, and the Raider is one of the most badass designs I've seen, it looks solid, and is detailed almost perfectly, my only real criticism is that the inside of the engine lacks detail, which is a little disappointing, but it's just a minor thing. 

Image by MidoriNoHonoo

I'm sure with a little paint it'll be absolutely perfect!
I'm really eager to start including this ship in my AU, as now I finally have a proper reference to work off of, and I'm sure this monster will fit right in with Galgriev and Black Magic!

Oh! Another welcome bonus it that it came with a colour variant of the Tie Advanced, sporting the "Imperial Blue" that Tie-series ships were painted in "Empire Strikes Back" and onward, here it is in comparison to the regular Tie Advanced.Image by MidoriNoHonoo

The Left is the original, and the Right is the new variant, I like it. ^w^

Sticking with Fantasy Flight, Wave Seven is due out soon, some folks got early access during conventions over in the States (yes, I'm so jealous! X'D), but the full actual release is coming soon, so expect me to talk about them when they're here. ^_^

Looking ahead though Wave Eight was recently announced, and it looks... Awesome! 
Here's the article on Fantasy Flight's website, with pictures of the new models, I'll give my personal thoughts below. www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/…

For the first time X-Wing taps into the potential of the Rebels series, with the Ghost expansion pack, as the name suggests it features the Ghost, which is essentially the Millennium Falcon of the Rebels series, and I'm actually pretty stoked to get my hands on it, as I must admit, I loved it's design, it really helped me warm to the Rebels series, as a bonus as well this expansion also features the Phantom, the Ghost's  little companion fighter. 

Next up in the wave, continuing with the Rebels theme is the Inquisitor's Tie Advanced Prototype, it's another cool ship, though I prefer classic Tie designs it's a fine addition to the collection. ^_^

Next up is a ship for the Scum and Villainy faction, the Mist Hunter, a G-1A starfighter used by the Bountyhunter Zuckuss. Again, another nice addition, I'm not overly excited for it, it's not exactly a design I'm particularly fond of, but it's still pretty good. (C'mon, release a Skipray Blastboat expansion already! >_<)

And lastly in the Wave Eight expansion is probably the ship I'm most looking forward for (alongside the Ghost), and that's the Punishing One, the Jumpmaster 5000, piloted by the legendary bountyhunter Dengar! I must admit I'm very excited for this, Dengar is a pretty cool character, and the Jumpmaster 5000 is one of those ships that looks absurdly awesome, it's such a sleek design, it's more than welcome among the X-Wing miniatures series, and honestly it isn't a surprise to me either as we had Boba Fett's Slave I, followed later by the IG-2000, and we've got Bossk's Hound's Tooth coming out soon, it's only logical that Fantasy Flight would release Punishing One and Mist Hunter

On a very related note, Fantasy Flight also announced the release of a stand-alone expansion, the Imperial Assault Carrier A.k.A. the Gozanti-class cruiser, it's yet another huge ship for the Empire! 
Again, here's Fantasy Flight's news article, with pictures, and my thoughts will be below. www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/…

I'm also looking forward to this, as it's another design that I really like, I like the idea behind the Empire's use of it too, a ship modified specifically to transport Tie-Fighters into battle, it's certainly more practical than deploying an Imperial-class Star Destroyer whenever Ties are needed for deployment, since Ties themselves have neither Hyperdrives nor proper life-support (one of the few nitpicks I had with Rebels...) the Gozanti fills a pretty big niche. What's really cool is that apparently you can actually attach Tie miniatures to it's underside, which can then be deployed on their bases, it'll be interesting to see just how this mechanic works in-game. The Gozanti also comes with two Tie Fighters painted in the "Imperial Blue" variant, much like the Raider's Tie Advanced. ^_^
I'm definitely looking forward to getting it! 

Lastly on the subject of X-Wing, there are rumors that Fantasy Flight are making a variant on the Core Set using the new X-Wing and Tie Fighter designs from The Force Awakens! It's not been confirmed from Fantasy Flight themselves, buuuut I have seen some supposedly leaked images that look genuine (just search google, you should be able to find the images easily enough), though I'm not going to go into details until Fantasy Flight themselves release news verifying this, though if it's anything to go on they DO have the license to produce stuff relating to the new trilogy, so yeah. And I must say, I do hope these rumors are true, the ship designs for Episode VII look pretty tight, given Fantasy Flight's X-Wing catalog they'd look stunning as miniatures! ^_^

Anyhow, that's enough fanboying from me, I'm sorry, but whenever Fantasy Flight release new X-Wing material I just feel like a kid again, I love em'! 

Hope ya'll are doing well, and again, if you're interested in a future Q&A (where I give a video response) please let me know! :heart:

Peace out! 
  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: Rocket League Soundtrack
  • Reading: various Star Wars comics
  • Watching: Crappy TV
  • Playing: Payday 2: Crime Wave Edition (PS4)
Hey folks, Hope ya'll are doing well, anyway, without further ado I'm gonna fill out this Questionnaire thing, cuz' it looks fun! ^_^

How long have you been on DeviantArt?
Hmmm, about three years and eleven months, it'll be my fourth year on the twenty-first of September. 

What does your username mean?
It's a bad Japanese translation, purposely so. Midori means green, and no is a versatile word used to imply ownership, Hono supposedly translates into fire/flame, and lastly the extra "O" on the end means king, but I chose not to capitalize it because it looked weird to me (MidoriNoHonoO, yeah, I'm still irritated by the capitalization). To to give it a proper translation it would be King of Green Fire, or something to that extent, honestly it has little significance to me personally, save for green being my favourite colour sometimes, and at the time I had green hair, I doubt I'll change it though, enough folks are familiar with it, and I'm fine with whatever folks call me, within reason of course. XD

Describe yourself in three words.
1)That 2)One 3)Guy --->(Often followed by)---> 1)What 2)Draws 3)Stuff

1)Total 2)Yuri 3)Trash (would also be applicable.) 

Are you left or right handed?
I'm a total leftie, I can't do crap with my right hand, it literally may as well be a stub. ^^;

What was your first Deviation?
It was an animated gif I made on my last day of college:
What is 'FEELING'? by MidoriNoHonoo
Anime robot-girl crying, or something, it's old, but eh, I guess I'm still kinda' proud of it, I know if I had the software I could do a lot better nowadays. ;w;

What is your favourite type of art to create?
Anything with my OCs honestly... Especially my Star Wars OCs, like Quinn and Orchid, also cute yuri fluff. It's usually in manga style.

If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
Animation, in a heartbeat, I'd freaking love to be an animator, to bring my OCs to life and see them move, that's a dream and I still hold to it, I even did another animation last year:
 Earn your wings - Animation (click to see) by MidoriNoHonoo
I've pretty much got the basics, I did this in an afternoon, but the software I was using was just a crappy sample program from an art magazine that's an absolute nightmare to run... I want to get some decent software in the near future, I'd love to animate some Goldsaber action... ;w;

What was your first favourite?
How the heck am I supposed to know THAT? A lot of the artists I watched back in the early days have left and their Deviations have either been deleted or put into storage... ;_;

What type of art do you tend to favourite most?
Lesbian stuff... And Star Wars stuff. But probably mostly lesbian stuff... ^^;
(Don't judge me...)

Who is your all time favourite Deviant artist?
Heheh, hehehahahahah! Nope, that's a terrible question! I don't have one, I could never have one, I don't think that way! To name a few however there's maybelletea rayn44 SlingBlade87 Vizu AndyStarfish ram-jam however there are many, many more.

If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
All the folks listed above, and more besides, but I'm a socially awkward dumb-ass... XD

Has a fellow Deviant impacted your life?
Of course! Many folks have, I owe this place for where I am today as an artist, I've learned so much about art and character development over the past year alone, it's unreal, most of all though I've made some amazing friends! 

What are your preferred tools for creating art? 
Mechanical pencils, hairspray, and coloured markers, also if possible decent animation software... ;w;

What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
Uhhh... I just create art in my room, nothin' glamorous, hell I just sit on a pillow on my bed, and rest my sketch book on an old Amazon shipping box. There ya' go folks, destroying the magic. XD

What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
Oh, I have a few! Like the first time SlingBlade87 wrote a story involving my OCs, I was so freaking happy! And when I was asked to join A-Galaxy-of-Our-Own, I was overjoyed! 

Though a funny one would be the night (it was night for me at least) I spent talking with SlingBlade87rayn44, and Vizu about some of our character's eventual deaths... There were so many feels, and whilst SlingBlade87 often gets the blame for that it was honestly my fault, as if I recall it started after I uploaded a deviation set after my main OC's death... It was a fun night though, with lots of hilarious back and fourth, it was also when I first met Vizu! XD 

Whew, well that's that, hope ya'll enjoyed this lil' insight, and honestly it was fun, ya'll should do it too if you haven't already! #deviantartistquestionnaire 

Peace out! :heart:
  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: Rocket League Soundtrack
  • Playing: Rocket League (PS4)

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Linkerbell Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  Student General Artist
Thanks for the watch!^^
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polyatomic-irony Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the +watch! <33
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MidoriNoHonoo Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Student General Artist
You're very welcome, keep up the great work! :la:
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polyatomic-irony Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;) <3
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Deathwatch116 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015
Hiii! I sent you a question on notes but wanted to comment as well to make dure you know. It is about the first chapter (did prologue and posted). No rush but an answer would be appreciated when you're able. I'm sure it will be easy for you :3
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kit-kit-kit Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!^^
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MidoriNoHonoo Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Student General Artist
You're very welcome, keep up the great work! :meow:
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the favorite :)
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MidoriNoHonoo Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Student General Artist
You're always very welcome, keep up the excellent work! ^_^
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maybelletea Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
MICHAEL OH MY GOD DID I. JUST COMPLETELY MISS. yOUR BIRTHDAY.
I've been a bit AWOL from this site for the past few weeks and it slipped by without me even realizing it ;___; I can't believe.....

HAPPY VERY BELATED BIRTHDAY. D: How was it?? I hope it was wonderful.

oh my gosh I looked at my notes and you NOTED ME ON YOUR BIRTHDAY ABOUT THE INDIA INK COMMISSION I CANnoT BELIEVE ANYTHING RN!!!!!! I'M GONNA DIE I HATE MISSING MY FRIENDS' BIRTHDAYS!!!!

I TALKED TO YOU ON YOUR BIRTHDAY AND SAID NOTHING. I'M A SHAM OF A FRIEND.
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