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Fun-loving flying furballs
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Newest Deviations

Goos On The Loose :iconarquerite:Arquerite 20 10 [Unapproved] A Little Worn But Finely Knit :iconarquerite:Arquerite 23 20 Spiders, Magic, and the Sea :iconarquerite:Arquerite 29 4 Sunny Spring Afternoon :iconarquerite:Arquerite 24 11 life's a bitter brew :iconarquerite:Arquerite 20 10 [Comm] The First Day of Spring :iconarquerite:Arquerite 43 16 [Collab] Assorted Problem Children :iconarquerite:Arquerite 20 15 [Trade] Sunset Kitties! :iconarquerite:Arquerite 24 17 NM 3-1: Who Lives Who Dies Who Tells Your Story :iconarquerite:Arquerite 23 11 [STL] It'll make you look dashing! :iconarquerite:Arquerite 25 18 NM 2-1: Not Built For Strength :iconarquerite:Arquerite 21 23 Cruel and Unusual :iconarquerite:Arquerite 16 11 NM 1-2: Legs Get Down to Business :iconarquerite:Arquerite 24 9 Premonition :iconarquerite:Arquerite 29 13 Not-So-Happy Little Trees :iconarquerite:Arquerite 18 10 NM 1-1: New and Improved :iconarquerite:Arquerite 29 30

Random from Art For Me or With My Characters

[NM 3-2] Exercise Is Important :icondessieh:dessieh 4 1 [Raffle Prize] there's a spider behind me :iconhorsela:horsela 9 9 Hawk :iconmoshigal156:moshigal156 4 2 Damien :iconmoshigal156:moshigal156 3 6 Gifts: Mothcattos :iconinkcess:Inkcess 26 24 [ANMATIC] peanut butter vibes :iconcathedrais:cathedraIs 6 7 Tamm ID collection :iconinkcess:Inkcess 17 24 Para Tea Party :iconinkcess:Inkcess 28 6 [NM 3-2] A nice chat :iconabsiste:absiste 11 8 lazy :iconooicefangoo:oOIceFangOo 20 9 VDay 3 :icon102vvv:102vvv 23 31 [STL|COL] Spiders Don't Lie :iconcathedrais:cathedraIs 17 11 [StL - Collab] Watching it Burn :icondarlingjess:DarlingJess 17 22 Colab STL :icon102vvv:102vvv 25 18 [StL] Let Them Sleep :icondarlingjess:DarlingJess 13 7 [Gift] Flip a Coin :iconcalliopius:Calliopius 13 17
Art drawn for me or art that has my characters in it. Please visit all of these awesome artists if you get the chance! :heart:

Random Favourites

+::Love::+ :iconrefia-chan:Refia-Chan 8 15 Kamelot I :icononkami:onkami 3,172 253 At the End :iconkarikinet:Karikinet 69 34 Midnight :iconakrona:akrona 27 9 Shaman rat :iconsmeon:Smeon 90 21 Alice the Rat :iconayem:Ayem 181 40 The Demon Rat of Vercingetorix :iconursulav:ursulav 2,238 295 Asian Wonders :iconsmorrisonart:SMorrisonArt 55 15 Farfalla d'Acqua :iconthefrikkist:thefrikkist 6 9 DAMNdog :iconkasura-chan:Kasura-chan 17 24 Hamlet Ending Parody :icontatsu-nana:Tatsu-Nana 15 61 Yllarian and Hymn :icondragowlfly:dragowlfly 3 2 Marth sketch :iconchloemew4ever:Chloemew4ever 15 10


Which of my Mothcats is your favorite?… 

9 deviants said For whatever reason!
8 deviants said I've always been curious...
2 deviants said ... and would love to hear your opinions!
stolen from hvnt

Everyone's characters have a special place in their heart, but exactly what place do your top 10 favorite OC's take up? Fill out the places below, and then explain why you chose them, if you you feel like it!

1. Your Fursona/Persona!
Your character that represents you!

The Shrike copy by Arquerite

This is me! A Loggerhead Shrike with clip-on glasses who loves spiders and Tries Her Best.

2. Your 'Guardian Angel'
You protect yourself through them, vent through them etc, they keep you strong.
You probably have a deep emotional connection with this character.

Simply Ilex by Arquerite

If there's a character I'm taking to my grave, it's Ilex. It's hard for me to articulate how special they are to me... they've done nothing wrong... that anyone can prove...

3. Your Sunshine!
A character that never fails to make you smile. Maybe they have bright colors.
or maybe they are very cute. A character who's your own personal sun.

SMshrikes1 by cathedrais-db2zthn by Arquerite
Art by @/cathedrais

You haven't met her yet, you haven't had the chance... I was going to make Flannery a chaotic neutral hellion, but the concept of her as a Small Supportive Magician brightening the world by pulling flowers and encouraging notes from behind people's ears was too nice to pass up... a ray of light among my otherwise Awful Cats.

4. The Odd One
The odd ball character you're not sure why you have, but you treasure them deeply. Perhaps because they're just so weird?

Shoushikime Adopt 001 by DEAFHPN

Look at Rose! Look at her third ear and white-ringed eyes and Optional Spider Leggy! Look at all her flames and their spooky faces! I love Rose!

5. Sentimental Value
Okay, now who has the most sentimental value? Maybe a character you received from a friend, or who you have fond memories of. Perhaps they're very old?
Best Boy by Arquerite
When I was eight I joined Neopets, and the first pet I made was a Yellow Gelert... I wanted to name him Dogbone, but that was taken, so I picked a random name from the list of suggestions and so malyn42092 was born. He's stuck by my side ever since, and now he's almost 5,000 days old, 14 years later. Malyn was one of my first attempts at designing, which, as you can see, was basically just two lines under his eye and a lil' necklace... but look at the sweet magic he can do! Malyn's been through a lot of changes over the years, including a looong stint as a Draik of various colors, but in the end, I always saw him as a happy-go-lucky yellow Gelert, and morphed him back (he's now Shadow, after a dog of mine who passed away). Suffice to say he will never leave my side! 

6. The fancy one!
Your flashiest character! Probably the prettiest one or the one with the most fancy design.
Birdcage Cake Cookie Dove Full by Arquerite
GAZE UPON THIS GLAMOROUS COOKIE OWL! @/xAerisx did such a good job making them my aesthetic, with the gold filigree and the roses and the little bow... a really good bird...

7. The rare one!
'The rarity.' How about a character you're so surprised you actually managed to get? You probably won't be letting go of them anytime soon!
Clyde Profile by Arquerite
I was so astounded and lucky to be able to trade the Neopet "Gargoyle" for Clyde, already as a Chocolate Draik with some battle stats... a bunch of HSD, Neocash, some rare Petpet(pet)s, and candy-related puns later, it's safe to say that Clyde is my rare and spoiled princess. In a stroke of genius, someone on a character development board suggested she should be a candy mobster, and I've never looked back.

8. Weird Attachment

Mystic x Sapphy 3 -  Briar by Arquerite
 Made from a breeding I did for ZayFireAdopts. I didn't think much of his design at the time, but I had a bit of an idea for a character and decided to scoop him up from the batch. Surprise! One of my favorite characters of all time, if not the favorite. I've done a fair bit of research (aka watching movies) into old swindles and con artists just for his character!  I don't post much art of Briar but it's cause he's a garbage son formed from tropes and angst and thus has to live deep in my Stash and Toyhouse :'3c I recently revamped his human design a bit to be less 3edgy5me, so maybe one day...

9. The Fandom character
You heard me! Everyone's got one, fork them over!

I don't think that I have any finished art of any fandom characters (maybe for the best?), but if it counts, for most of middle school I spent a huge amount of time 'developing' a self-insert Xiaolin Showdown fan character. Lapis was the princess of the western dragons, turned into a dragon, had a bunch of Awesome Magic Powers, and was dating Chase Young (I had a Huge Crush on Chase Young, but who doesn't?). She was pretty rad.

10. The newbie

Northern Beauty by Arquerite

Aggressively shoves my new daughter Shackleton at you... I not-so-subtly based her off of my favorite historical figure. I'm really excited to develop her more within Mothcats !

Bonus Round That Wasn't In The Original Meme But I'm Including it Anyway
11. Favorite OC(s)

Past Reckoning by Arquerite

Double feature here, of Obsidian and Sarine. Anyone who's familiar with my long tenure at ZayFireAdopts has some inkling of just how much they've both grown, from wannabe villains to... actual villains... to redeemed(ish) villains; from each others' worst enemies to How To Train Your Dragon But You're A Magical Deer. Their (soul) bond will always have a really special place in my heart, even if a lot of their story never makes it out of my head!

Thank you for reading!


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Zackis23 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017
Thanks for the Badge! :D
Arquerite Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Student Writer
You're quite welcome!
White-Wyvern-Realms Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  New Deviant Student Writer
Thanks for the llama. Have a watch
Arquerite Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Student Writer
Thank you very much for the watch! ^^
White-Wyvern-Realms Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  New Deviant Student Writer
No problem
SweetieSylveon Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017
Thank you for the llama!! Your art style is so nice!
Arquerite Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Student Writer
Ah, you're quite welcome for the llama, and I'm so glad that you like my art! 
Nitrogen67 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017
Thank you very much for the "Llama", I really appreciate it
Arquerite Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Student Writer
You're very welcome! I'm happy to hand out llamas to fellow Deviants ^^
Nitrogen67 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017
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