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Michael Stevens
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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...

I'm nearly blind, completely in my right eye and severely in my left, but my sexy glasses are a big help! I'm on the Autistic Spectrum, Aspergers Syndrome to be precise, I'm also Dyspraxic, and being tested for Bipolar, and an insomniac. I think that's everything wrong with me.

On the bright side I'm actually pretty cheerful most of the time, I'm quite shy, especially so at first, 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!

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!

What do I like?
In case you couldn't tell I love Manga and Anime, Especially cute Yuri fluff! :heart:
I love tons of 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 Russell Howard, 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: Doctor Who, Star Wars (Classic trilogy and Expanded Universe), Mass Effect, and Dead Space... It's all Sci-fi, huh.

My goal?
My long term goal is to publish some Manga comics, and maybe start up a small production company! Hopefully in a few years time I'll be good enough! ^w^

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'm hopelessly androgynous...
I have a Glasses Fetish that borders on the unhealthy...

One song that always tugs at my heartstrings, and makes me weep like a schoolgirl is Supercell's Perfect Day...…

My ultimate guilty pleasure is The Darkness' I Believe in a thing called Love.... Don't judge, awesome glam is awesome...…

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!

P.S.! 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! 
How're ya'll doing??? 

I'm doing great, though the heatwave is getting to me... But who cares about that, we're here to talk about Comic Con! Not San Diego Comic Con... MCM Manchester Comic Con!!! 

Yup! After weeks of anxiety, and moments of very nearly bottling it, I persevered and enjoyed a wonderful day out, meeting lots of awesome people, buying lots of awesome stuff, and getting lost (literally) in the spirit of the Convention! 

However, it wasn't all plain sailing, nay, before our journey started there was trouble... I met up with my friend Chris before heading to the first train station, however on the trainline between Wirral and Liverpool there were trespassers, and because of these fools the train service was cancelled, luckily the Wirral's main Taxi service is pretty fast, though maybe because my Uncle is the manager we MIGHT have got a priority ride... But we needed it, as we were meeting most of the rest of our group at Lime Street Station and we had their tickets (Chris was the one who organised everything), thankfully we arrived just in time and set off, for Manchester! When we arrived... It was pouring with rain... but we had cover, and when the time came to queue we had umbrellas, we weren't outside long though cuz' we had early tickets, though in the line, surrounded by thousands of people I had a panic attack... At this point I'd like to thank my friends who were with me, they really helped me as my anxiety was through the roof, they sat me down (in the middle of a crowded queue of thousands that wasn't moving at the time) and helped me relax (we made paper fans and I had a drink), thankfully when the line finally started to move I'd calmed down, I think I was just freaked out by the massive crowds on all sides, I hate crowds... ^^;

Anyway, we got in at around 9AM, and spent an hour or so (maybe more) scoping out the different merchandise stalls, eyeing up all the deals and planning our next move, we shopped around for a bit, but at around noon I had another panic attack, so everyone decided we'd sit down for a bit, they had their lunch and I caught my breath. After that I decided I'd get some therapy, retail therapy. XD 
I bought a few cheapish statues before one of the highlights of my day, meeting Stuart Ashen!

For those who don't know, Stuart Ashen, or Ashens, is a Youtube star who often reviews cheap, bad quality stuff for comedic effect, stuff like fake gaming devices, cheap or weird action figures, really bad foreign foods, and many other things, he also is also an actor, appearing in several webseries and has even appeared on television a couple of times. To top it off he wrote and stared in his own feature film Ashens and the Quest for the Gamechild, which also featured the likes of Warwick Davis and Robert Llewellyn! He had a stall at this year's Con, where they were selling the DVD and Blu-Ray of Quest for the Gamechild, and not only that he was signing each copy and even posing for pictures! I was really quite amazed, he was a remarkably humble man, very polite, he signed my Blu-Ray and the Poster too, and even posed for a picture with me! It was really funny cuz' I was wearing my Nekomini Brainwave Cat Ears and he was touching them, and they moved which really surprised him, he said he thought I was some kind of "Ear Demon"! XD That literally made my day! After that i thanked him, and told him to keep up the brilliant work, and he thanked me again and wished me a wonderful day, I was literally blown away by how epicly nice he was! XD Here's the picture I got with him! (it's not my best angle...^^; )
Image by MidoriNoHonoo
Heheh, that's just before the ears move... XD 
If you haven't seen his work yet, go take a look! 

After that I had to remove my cosplay boots, I spent the next couple of hours walking around in my socks! XD 
But during that time I met and posed with a fair few cosplayers! 
If you are, or know any of the folks in these pictures let me know so I can drop you/them a watch and link you/them! 

This girl had a really funny sign, I just had to get a picture with her! 
Image by MidoriNoHonoo
I dared to close my eyes in the presence of a Weeping Angel! #yolo...? No...? Sorry... XD 
Image by MidoriNoHonoo
And I found an epic Ruby Rose! She's so cool!! 
Image by MidoriNoHonoo
By this point I think I'd mostly conquered my Con-Anxiety, I was lost in the wonderful atmosphere, we were all friends here, it was just fantastic, and after regrouping with my friends we took a trip down Artist's Alley! It was so amazing, I wanted to buy everything off of everyone, so many talented artists, but one who really cought my eye was Naniiebim, her work was fantastic, it just jumped right at me, I literally wanted to buy everything from her whole stall! In the end I decided to get her Manga books Mephistos, I'm so into her art style though that I bought all five of them (more on them later! :heart: ), and a couple of prints, she was also kind enough to throw in her short manga comic Shika Shika: Monster Mash, and before I left she gave me a fist-bump, which was so utterly epic, definitely another highlight of the day, she's a really fantastic person, who I hope to meet at future Conventions too, I'm looking forward to getting more stuff from her store! 
Here are links to her Website and Stores, go give her your support! 

Anyway, after all that epicness, and a bit more shopping and just hanging out in general, we finally left the Expo hall at around 2:30/3:00pm(?), and like last year we walked around the wonderful city of Manchester, taking a tour of the different Comic Stores, at Forbidden Planet I got a figure of my favourite Star Wars character Biggs Darklighter!!! And at Travelling Man I bought some Comics and more ships for the X-Wing Miniatures game, Travelling man is probably my favourite Comic store in Manchester because the staff are really kind and helpful, last year when I was lugging around a massive Gundam Model kit from MCM they saw me struggling and gave me a huge bag for it, how freaking kind was that!? :heart: 

Anyway, we spent our final hour in Manchester hanging out in Subway, reflecting on a great day before departing for the trainstations and saying a bittersweet farewell, I think we all plan on going again next year, and honestly, I can't wait. ^_^

The Journey home wasn't completely somber either, whilst we bid farewell to Jamie and Alex (Alex also has a DA account: AlexandraKate Check her out, she's awesome!) at the trainstation, me and Chris shared the ride back to Liverpool with the other two from our group Eleanor and Shannon, we talked the whole trip about anime, lots and lots of anime, heheh, the other passengers were so confused as a lot of them were regular folks heading home from work, totally unaware of the massive convention, seeing our Motley Crue must've been real weird! XD

I finally got home at about 8/9ish(?), and man was I beat! But it was so worth it, even with the Panic Attacks Saturday was the best day of this whole year, I met tons of people, including an idol of mine, and even made new idols! And lastly, I bought lots of epic stuff! 
Here is all the epic loot I bought! Half a year of saving up for that one day... 
Totally worth it. XD 
Image by MidoriNoHonoo
My signed Blu-Ray of Ashens and the Quest for the Gamechild!
I'll cherish it forever! :star:
Image by MidoriNoHonoo
And here's a pair of Statues made for each other (literally!)...
So much OTPness!  
Image by MidoriNoHonoo
And I just had to get this the moment I saw it, a Dead Space Isaac Clark figure, the detail is amazing! 
Image by MidoriNoHonoo
Look, look! I have an Armin!! Armin's quite rare, he was released as a limited edition and I feared my Shiganshina Trio would forever remain incomplete, so was overjoyed to find an Armin! 
Image by MidoriNoHonoo
On the subject of Attack on Titan...
Ah, one half of my true OTP... ;////; 
She's next to AndyStarfish's print, a birthday gift from a couple years ago that I still cherish to this day. :star:
Image by MidoriNoHonoo
And finally here are the Manga's and prints I bought from Naniiebim!
Image by MidoriNoHonoo
As soon as I got home I started reading Mephistos, and once I started I just couldn't stop, I read all five right after one and other!! They're fantastic, with really interesting characters, who all interact in a very enjoyable way, I'm definitely a fan, and I look forward the next release, I can't wait to see what'll happen next! And did I mention her art style is super cool?! XD
Seriously, go give her art a look, these photos don't come close to doing her justice! 

Anyway, that was my long Comic Con Conquest Journalmajig!  
 It took so long to upload cuz' there was so much to say I spent a few days typing it! XD 
Anyway, I hope you like this update, if you went to MCM Manchester, or have ANY convention stories you'd like to share, feel free to comment!
Or just comment for comment's sake, I enjoy the interaction! XD  

In other news, I'm 22 now... Well, I was on the 20th... Jeez... 22... I don't want to get any older... ;_;
Also I finally replaced my cracked Laptop LCD screen! And I did it MYSELF!!! I'm so super stoked that I pulled it off! It may not be that big a deal for the more tech savvy of ya'll, but I'm near-blind and Dyspraxic, so gimme a break! XD 
Finally on Wednesday we'll know if Mum has to have Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy, both, or none, though it's likely she'll have to have Chemo, we still hope for the best.

Anyhow, that's that, and if you read all that, then wow... Thank you so very much...

Peace n' Love you wonderful people.~:heart: 
  • Mood: Awestruck
  • Listening to: Blazblue Music
  • Reading: Mephistos
  • Watching: Ashens review cheap tat
  • Playing: BlazBlue Chronophantasma
Hey folks, how're ya'll doing?

Well, I got my hair cut, my gear together, Cosplay is ready, cat ears are working and have two extra sets of batteries, got my backpack, a mini handheld electric fan with an extra set of batteries, some deodorant, my spare glasses, my inhaler... I think I'm about ready for tomorrow morning... Physically. 

Mentally though I'm really anxious... I shouldn't be cuz' I went last year and it was great... I guess I'm just a worrier, I panic over every little detail... ^^;

If anyone has any tips about mentally perparing for conventions, or big social events, or anything social really, please share with me your magical knowledge, I'll be eternally grateful... ;-;

Hopefully I'll see some of ya' tomorrow at Manchester Comic Con anyway.
Peace & Love. 
  • Mood: Nervous
  • Listening to: Where No One Goes (HTTYD2 OST)
  • Reading: Star Wars: Dark Empire Trilogy (Comic)
  • Watching: Jesse Cox & Crendor play Outlast: Whistleblower
Hey folks!

Sorry I ain't been that active lately, I'm spending a lot of time looking after my mum, She's recovering from her operation still, and it'll take some time, a few months or so, maybe longer if she has to have Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy, so for the foreseeable future I'll probably be a lot less active than usual, but! With that said I'm not gonna be gone, I'll still upload whenever I have time to draw, it just might not be as often as I'd like... 
As ever though I wanna thank everyone for all their support during this difficult time. 

Anyway, have you checked my gallery this past five minutes? Cuz... It's kinda empty! Heheheh, don't get jittery, I just tidied it up since it was... Well, a complete mess! I've just fixed it up with proper categories (kinda?), don't worry, I ain't deleted anything, all my old art (Like, pre-Christmas 2013??) is in the "Old Stuff" folder (Which will soon have sub categories, but I'm too tired right now. XD), and going on from here I'll try to maintain a tidier gallery! 

Anyhow, what next? Oh! I'll be going to Manchester Comic Con on July 19th (Saturday), I must admit my social anxiety is really testing me on this, I'd rather not talk about that though, suffice it to say, I went last year, had the best time of my life, and decided: Ah F--- it, I'm not gonna let my anxiety rob me of a great time, so I'm going, no matter how anxious I get! >_<  

Anyhow, I'll be with a group of friends, I'll probably be wearing an Attack On Titan soldier cosplay, my sexy blue glasses, and some moving nekomimi ears! I'll also be taking my N7 (Mass Effect) backpack to store all the epic merchandise I intend to score (I've been saving for this shopping trip!), so if on the off chance you recognize me in the vast crowds feel free to approach and say hi, chat, snap a picture, etc! Though if you do wish to do so please be obvious, because I am near blind (Completely in my right eye), I don't want you thinking I'm ignoring you, I just have terrible awareness! XD 
So yeah, if you're there and you see me either:
Approach from my left.
Shout Midori and wave obviously.
Jump on me like a maniac. (Though I might panic. XD)  
Or do all three! 
My group will be there very early, since we got early passes, so we'll be there before it opens at Nine AM, hopefully we'll stick around for a fare while, into the late afternoon? We'll see, hopefully I'll see some of you there whilst roaming around. ^_^
Heck, comment if you're going! :meow: 

Anyhow, that's that for the updates for now... 

Love and peace to ya'll. :heart:
  • Mood: Nervous
  • Listening to: Where No One Goes (HTTYD2 OST)
  • Reading: Star Wars: Dark Empire Trilogy (Comic)
  • Watching: Jesse Cox & Crendor play Outlast: Whistleblower

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MichibanCupcakes Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for watching! ♥

Awesome Dead Space figure you got yaself btw!
KaraKleos-sama Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much for watching me :hug: i appreciate your support. 
MidoriNoHonoo Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
You're very welcome, your arts wonderful, I'm really sorry I wasn't watching you already! ;w;
KaraKleos-sama Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww thank you. I like your art as well, I look forward to your next piece your color skills are really good. I'm trying to improve on mine using copics and prisma colored pencils
SkaiHunter Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, Midori! Wasn't your birthday coming up soon? ---OH MY GOD IT WAS YESTERDAY I MISSED IT?!!!!!!!! :iconshockplz: Waugh! I'm so sorry, Midori! Happy Happy Belated Birthday!
MidoriNoHonoo Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
Hahahah! No need to apologize! It's all cool! Thank you very much Skai, I really appreciate it! :glomp:
KingofBeastsGrimmjow Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
cupcake Free Avatar - CupTardCake cake HAPPY Fun cake  BIRTHDAYcake Free Avatar - CupTardCake cupcake 
MidoriNoHonoo Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
Thank you kindly!! S-so many cakes... *drools*
KingofBeastsGrimmjow Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Artist
Giggles* they are all for chu!!!
Grellbird Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student General Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! *throws cake and runs*
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