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I'm really tempted to dye my hair something stupid again, could do with the distraction. 

9 deviants said Throw colours at me damn it!


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:

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
Here is a video of me skydiving to raise money for them:…

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!

Webcam image was part of a Commission, it was drawn by the wonderful ram-jam, go show this awesome guy some love! :heart:
Hey folks, I'll try to keep is short and sweet, since typing on touch-screens is a pain, but I've ordered a replacement laptop! I managed to find some really cheap refurbished ones, hopefully it'll arrive within a week, and it'll work alright! This is of course just a short term solution, no way am I gotta trust long term stability to something I bought for about £75, but hey, it should last until spring, at which point I hope to have saved up enout to buy a decent new laptop. ^_^

Anyhow, just wanted to keep ya'll in the loop, thank you for your patience, hopefully I'll be back to uploading quality(?) art in no time! ;P

In the mean time, Battlefront finally released in the UK, and it is awesome! 
I am killing at Fighter Squadron! :la: Funny thing though is that it actually amazes me that EA released a game that WORKS on release... Maybe lessons have been learned? XD

Anyhow, hope ya'll are well, stay safe and peace out! :heart:
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Fallout 4 soundtrack
  • Playing: Star Wars Battlefront
Hey folks, how're ya'll doing? 
I'm doing okay, though motivation is severely lacking, which in turn is depressing, which in turn kills more of my motivation... Bleargh... x_x

I have come to a decision over how best to end my computer woes ASAP, for now I'm gonna pick up the cheapest, bare-bones laptop I can get, something purely for scanning and editing work, no bells and whistles, just the essentials for the time being, that'll tide me over until I can afford a better one at a later date, at that time I'll upgrade to a better model, and keep the cheap one as an emergency device in case the good one craps out. 

Honestly it's my fault I'm in this mess because I didn't plan ahead for it, I knew my old computer was dying, but I thought it could last long enough and that was just plain dumb. ^^; So yeah, live and learn. 

The one problem I face now however is that, well, with computers there's so much choice on the market, for a layman like myself it's overwhelming, and whilst I could just look for the absolute cheapest models out there, I do want something that'll last for a little while at least... So I'd like to ask some advice on what to do, should I just say 'screw it' and get the cheapest thing I can get for now? I've seen refurbished models going for as low as £75, and at that price I can even order it as soon as friday this week, which would be fantastic. Or should I aim for a higher price model? Bare in mind that in the long run this won't be my main computer, just an emergency one for if my main craps out. 

If you yourself happen to see any deals as well feel free to post them below, I'm not exactly gonna be picky with this, I just want a cheap thing with only a few minimum requirements: It must be a laptop (I don't have the room for a desktop), it must have a disk-drive (to install my scanner), also wi-fi connectivity (to upload stuff), and preferably windows 7 OS, and preferably one that ships from the UK (as with Christmas coming up shipping from abroad could bring delays). It is probably preferable for it to be a refurbished model too, as they're way cheaper than new. Again, in the new year I'm planning on getting a newer, better model, that's when I'll worry about quality, for now I'll settle for a junker! XD

I appreciate ya'll sticking with me during this static period, currently uploads are pretty much on hold, as I like to limit my DeviantArt uploads to the highest quality possible, but rest assured that things will resume as soon as humanly possible, I have the next page of The First Farewell standing by for upload, and I intend to upload it as soon as my scanner and editing software is installed on the new laptop, and again, I plan on getting a bare-bones model as soon as possible too.


Anyway, on to less serious stuff now me thinks? 

It should be no surprise that I enjoy the Fallout games, right? And yeah, Fallout 4 is no exception, naturally it was a release day pick up for me, aaaaand you may find my main character somewhat familiar...

Image by MidoriNoHonoo

It's Quinn!! XD I gotta say, the character creation in this Fallout 4 is really on point, that's a pretty damn good likeness if I do say so! The only thing missing is the twin-braid-bun hairstyle (which is no fault of Bethesda because that's Quinn's trademark style! XD), and I'm sure on the PC it'd be easy enough for someone to make through modding! (I think they also plan on releasing a mod workshop on consoles too, I'm playing on PS4, I know XBone is getting the mod support, so I hope they bring it to PS4 too, I'd love to finish Quinn's look! XD) Just as cool is that Codsworth (one of the robot buddies) actually recognizes the name, and says it in dialog! There's something really cool about that, it's a tiny feature that just makes the experience profoundly more personal. (apparently he also recognizes names like 'asshole', for those feeling particularly masochistic... XD)
But yeah, I've been doing a "Quinn Shara-style playthrough", which consists of trying to be as good as possible, whilst also making reckless decisions to take out bad guys, and also collecting and storing rare junk, like Power Armors for example, it's really fun, and definitely a welcome distraction! 

Battlefront will be a decent distraction too, but it's not out over here til' the 19th... ;w;


Anyhow, that's it for now, I must say, typing a journal on a tablet is nightmarish, my finger's killing me, not to mention the DA Writer interface definitely wasn't built with tablet format in mind, but eh, an hour or so later and we're done. ^w^

But yeah, stay safe and peace out!
  • Mood: Winter Downs
  • Listening to: Fallout 4 soundtrack
  • Playing: Fallout 4
Image by MidoriNoHonoo

My thoughts today are with the victims of last night's attacks in Paris, may they rest in peace, and my condolences to their loved ones... 

I followed the news coverage all through the night and the morning, my mind filled with both deep sorrow and anger, however today is not the time for anger, it is a day of mourning and respect.


Never forget though, that the true target of terrorism is freedom, freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of ideas, in a way, it's censorship at it's most depraved, imposed upon the public under fear of violence...

But remember, only bad ideas require censorship to survive, because they cannot survive in a free and open marketplace of ideas, where they're open to criticism, they can only survive by silencing their critics, which is all the more reason we should stand together, united and defiant. 

I do ask, however, for you to please not not lash out in anger, especially against Moderate Muslims, such acts will only further fan the flames of hatred, Moderate Muslims are NOT the enemy.

The enemy is Extremism, and Fundamentalism, those which adhear strictly to outdated tenents espoused by bloodthirsty Radicals, who seek to silence freedom by dividing us through fear. 

Together though, we can defeat these venomous ideologies, joined in solidarity as friends, our weapons of choice freedom, and reason.

Midori's Pixel Icons!

Please note that these Icons were created for my own personal use, and I politely ask that folks refrain from copying them.

Quinn Pixel Emote - Blink by MidoriNoHonooQuinn Pixel Emote - Grin by MidoriNoHonooQuinn Pixel Emote - Wink by MidoriNoHonoo
Quinn (with scar):
Quinn Pixel Emote - Blink (scar) by MidoriNoHonooQuinn Pixel Emote - Grin (scar) by MidoriNoHonooQuinn Pixel Emote - Wink (Scar) by MidoriNoHonooQuinn Pixel Emote - pouting (scar) by MidoriNoHonoo
Orchid Pixel Emote - Blink by MidoriNoHonooOrchid Pixel Emote - Blush by MidoriNoHonooOrchid Pixel Emote - Shock by MidoriNoHonoo
Kiri Pixel Emote - Angry by MidoriNoHonoo


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Lacedra Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thank you very much for the faves and watch! Hug Also it's very impressive that you can draw like you can, I like the way you draw the clothes and color in your drawings. ^^ 
onedoodleaday Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for your watch! I took a sneak peek through your gallery and read you Deviant ID. Honestly, you're amazing to be able to draw. And you're so good at it too! keep up the good work! ヽ(〃^▽^〃)ノ
MidoriNoHonoo Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
Hey, sorry for the late reply, I'm currently without a computer y'see... ;w;
But you're very welcome, I love your linework, I wish mine was so sharp! 
And thank you, that really means a lot, it can be tough sometimes, but the support makes it worth while, I greatly appreciate the kind words! ^_^
DemonicDarky Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, thanks for watching me ^-^/ ♡
MidoriNoHonoo Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Student General Artist
You're very welcome, you've got a vibrant aesthetic, with your artistic style and use of colour, keep up the great work! ^w^ :star:
maybelletea Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015
MidoriNoHonoo Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Student General Artist
Aaah, Tori, I miss you too! I saw your note, but my computer died! ;w;
(It's totally dead now, I gotta save for a new one... =_=; )
maybelletea Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015
noooooo D: Rip michael's computer....

gosh that sucks. how old was it?
MidoriNoHonoo Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student General Artist
Aye, I've ordered a short term replacement though, a cheap refurbished laptop for the winter, and hopefully in spring I can get a newer one. ;w;

It was about... 4-5 years old I think? In constant use too, it was certainly decent, just a shame though, I really should've bought a cheap back up model since it was on it's last legs, ah well, live and learn. ;w;
godofwarlover Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015
Thank you for the fave
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