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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!
Hi guys!

I've had this Kitsumera for a couple of months, and while his design is really cute, I have two MYOs in this group that I haven't used yet, and would like to devote my attention to designing and developing them. 

Summer Festival Kitsumera by Jackaldaw by Arquerite

He comes with a smidge of extra art, which you can see on his TH: toyhou.se/604387.lith-#2172001

I'm looking mainly for what I purchased him for, $65, put would potentially be interested in a mix of USD/art (if so, please state how much you'd be offering of each!).

Other CS I'd be interested in include:
-Mothcats***
-Canterwit


I'm not looking for one-off designs at the moment, unfortunately!

Proof of ownership (under "Summer Festival"): Kitsumera Masterlist

Thank you kindly! ^^
horsela tagged me many an eon ago

001. Real Name: Charlotte
002. Nickname: Charmander, Shrike
003. Zodiac Sign: Libra
004. Male Or Female: Female
005. Elementary: Complete
006. Middle School:Complete
007. High School: Complete
008. Hair Colour: DirtySandy blonde
009. Long Or Short: Shoulder length
010. Loud Or Quiet: Pretty quiet?
011. Sweats Or Jeans: I wear almost exclusively skinny jeans...............
012. Phone Or Camera: Phone
013. Health Freak: I rub dirt in all my wounds
014. Drink Or Smoke: An occasional drink (~a few per month)
015. Do You Have A Crush On Someone: ;)
016. Drawing or writing: Both!
017. Piercings: None!
018. Tattoos: There's nothing I care about enough in this world to get it emblazoned permanently on my body. maybe the Mothcats logo one day

HAVE YOU EVER [BEEN IN]:
019. Airplane: Yes!
020. Car Accident: A small one.
021. Fist Fight: With my younger brother.
022. First piercing: N/A!
023. First Best Friend: Don't remember her name, but it must have been in Kindergarten?
024. First Instrument: Piano
025. First award: Probably some "Spirit Award" in elementary
026. First Crush: A kid in middle school but he got kicked out and our love could never be. :C
027. First Language: English
028. First Big Vacation: Mm sailing in the British Virgin Islands

LASTS:
029. Last Person you talked to: @/cathedrais????
030. Last Person You Texted: My dad!
031. Last Person You Watched: My Mothcats mentee @/moshigal156!
032. Last Food You Ate: Tortellini
033. Last Movie You Watched: Voltron's a movie right?
034. Last Song You listened To: [link]
035. Last Thing You Bought: A gaming mouse for ;) for Valentine's Day
036. Last Person You Hugged: An IRL friend!

FAVES:
037. Food: Bratwurst
038. Drinks: Diet Coke
039. Clothing: I have this fuzzy purple vest with really deep pockets
040. Book: Rumo and His Miraculous Adventures by Walter Moers
041. Colour: Purple
042. Flower: Foxgloves
043: Music: Kamelot, Epica, ElectroSwing, lots of stuff! 
044. Movies: Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Sting, How to Train Your Dragon 2, What We Do in the Shadows
045. Shoes: Uggs come fight me
046. Subjects: Geology

IN THE LAST YEAR I..... (2016)
047. Kissed In The Snow: Ye
048. Celebrated Halloween: Barely, but yes! I dressed as Effie Trinket :^)
049. Had Your Heart Broken: Wellll
050. Went Over The Minutes On Your Cell Phone: Nah
051. Someone Questioned Your Sexual Orientation: I don't think ppl care
052. Came Outta The Closet: Nah
053. Gotten Pregnant: No
054. Had An Abortion: No
055. Did Something You've Regretted: Probably
056. Broke A Promise: I'm a major flake.
057. Kept A Secret: Sure!
058. Pretended To Be Happy: B/w one and one thousand times
059. Met Someone Who Changed Your Life: Ye!
060. Pretended To Be Sick: Nah
061. Left The Country: Nah :C
062. Tried something you normally wouldn't like, and liked it.: Don't remeber
063. Cried Over The Silliest Thing: media.tenor.co/images/94614d96…
064. Ran A Mile: I mean... I walked... some...
065. Went To The Beach: Maybe?
066. Stayed Single: Nope

CURRENTLY:
067. Eating: Nothing
068. Drinking: Nothing
069. Getting Ready To: Procrastinate more on work.
070. Listening To: Typing
071. Plans For Tomorrow: Classes, homework
072. Waiting For: It

YOUR FUTURE:
073. Want Kids: No
074. Want To Get Married: Not really
075. Careers in mind: Research scientist

WHICH IS BETTER ON A BOY/GIRL :
076. Lips Or Eyes : Eyes
077. Shorter Or Taller: Not too hard to be taller than I am
078. Romantic Or Spontaneous: Romantic?
079. Nice Stomach Or Nice Arms: Stomach
080. Sensitive Or Loud: Sensitive
081. Hookup Or Relationship: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
082. Troublemaker Or Hesitant: Hesitant

HAVE YOU EVER:
083. Lost Glasses/Contacts: Ya
084. Ran Away from home?: No
085. Held A Weapon: Probably?
086. Killed Somebody: No
087. Broken Someone's Heart: If I did he deserved it
088. Been Arrested: No

DO YOU BELIEVE IN:
090. Yourself: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ On a good day
091. Miracles: Uh
092. Love At First Sight: Attraction, maybe
093. Heaven: No
094. Santa Claus: No
096. Magic: Not... really?

ANSWER TRUTHFULLY:
097. Is There One Person You Wanna Be With, Right Now: Sure!
098. Are You Seriously Happy With Where You Are In Life: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ On a good day!
099. Do You Believe In God: Not really!
100. Post As 100 Truths And Tag five: How about 1/2 of those
Wow! I'd just like to thank everyone for making this such a fun experience for me. I'm thankful that I could give back a little this holiday season, and I'm glad that so many people liked the design enough to enter! Well then, without further ado...

Raffle! by Arquerite
Ticket number 51 was drawn. Congratulations, Peaches99! You are the new owner of the Winter Bullfinch Mothcat. I will be tagging you shortly in the comments.



Update: The lovely and talented cathedraIs has drawn some gift art of Winter Bullfinch for the eventual winner! Here's a journal bump so I can show it off :3c

Shrikeslw by cathedraIs


Hello, all! Christmas is over and done with, and, with hope, I'll be posting holiday gifts for people after January when my family obligations slow a bit. However, in the meantime, I thought I'd give back a bit with a Mothcat Raffle! Some of you may have seen the MYO Mothcat I designed recently:

Winter Bullfinch [Approved] by Arquerite

Well, now that they've been approved and entered into the Mothchive, it's time for them to find a new home! This Mothcat is entirely common, but as an interesting note, they do have stick antennae, a trait that will be retiring soon (if not already?). So that's kinda special! Anyway, onto how to get tickets...


How to enter the raffle:


- For your first ticket, comment on this journal with your intent to enter the raffle.

- For one optional additional ticket, post a poll, status, or journal advertising this raffle, and link to it in your comment.

- That's it! 


Additional Guidelines:


- This is NOT an official, group-sponsored raffle/event. However, I highly recommend that participants be Mothcats members with active Mothcat Banks, and be familiar with the group's Species Terms and Conditions. This would be a great opportunity to join an amazing group, though!

- While I'd prefer you not enter simply to retrade, in the end, if you win them, I can't stop you. Note, however, that they have no monetary value/cannot be sold.

- Please only enter for yourself (do not enter to gift for a friend)! Instead, feel free to invite them to enter! 


Mothcat ID #457 by Mothchive


This raffle will end at 11:59:59 PM Central Time January 9th, 2017 with a winner chosen the following morning (January 10th). This is to allow my 2-week ownership requirement to pass! One number will be drawn from among the tickets, and I will gift Winter Bullfinch to that person.


Happy holidays, everyone!
Name/Username: Shrike/Arquerite
Library #: 29

Paralogos Owned: 

Paralogos Advent: Dec. 18 - Carillon (CLOSED) by mewhaku

#68 Jasmine by LogosLibrary
#78 Monarch Butterfly by LogosLibrary
#133 Porcelain by LogosLibrary


Library Size: 4/5


Ink by SpeedyDVV: 12


Inventory:
 
Empty!


:iconparalogosdictionary:

Paralogos Species belongs to mewhaku
You may not create your own without permission!
Hi guys!

For her last egg, Cheshire gave a noble male Bumblebun creation slotcomments.deviantart.com/1/6066…

I've been kind of at a loss for what to do with it, since I am more than happy with my two Bumblebuns, so I decided that I'd put it UFT! As I know a lot of people have been searching for Bumblebuns.

Things I am seeking:

- Art of my characters, primarily my Mothcats: toyhou.se/Shrike/characters
- That's about it!

I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the Bumblebun sale going on at Mothcats on Black Friday, which will re-release Bumblebun slots in limited numbers for USD: floramisa.deviantart.com/journ…



Bumblebun trait information: 

Bumblebun Subspecies Information Sheet by floramisa


I'll probably be deciding a new owner in a few days, maybe with slight preference to FTOs?

Thanks a bunch! ^^

Mothcats and all subspecies are owned by @/floramisa. 

You cannot make your own! 
:iconmothcats:
Hi! I thought I would put one of these out there just in case. As many have emphasized, I'm definitely definitely definitely not requesting or expecting gifts of anyone, but, for those who are so inclined, here's a couple of things that I would love to receive!

:star: Art :star:


Oh gosh you guys I love collecting art of my characters ;o; It makes me so happy to organize it all in my ToyHouse and look at it all! Like I've done right by them. I'm pretty much fine with anyone drawing any of my characters, provided that they are drawn in character, or at least neutrally. The ones below are those I would especially love to receive art of.

:bulletpurple: My Mothcats: toyhou.se/Shrike/characters/fo…

:bulletpurple: First Generation Zayfire: toyhou.se/Shrike/characters/fo…

:bulletpurple: Second Generation Zayfire: toyhou.se/Shrike/characters/fo…

:bulletpurple: My Kitsumera: toyhou.se/604387.lith-

:bulletpurple: My Trinkin: toyhou.se/367305.nox



:star: Species/Designs :star:


Just a couple species I've had on my "wow, wouldn't it be cool if I owned one of those?" list, or ones I would love more of, whether it be a MYO slot [provided the species allows MYO slot transfers] or otherwise. A lot of these are personal goals to work towards, so this list is for my own reference as much as anything. uwu;



:iconmothcats:

Oh gosh I'm sure everyone who's visited my page in the last year is well aware of my adoration for Mothcats. I love my angry bag of cats and I always will. I would also adore Mothcats-ARPG items for when the Market/Trading Post opens back up. I collect spiders, cobwebs, and am working towards Rare TCs/Glitter for select few of my cats.


:iconcanterwit:

Oh my gosh, beautiful flower deer. My aesthetic! These guys are super cute, with a fun little ARPG element in the form of house systems and events.


:iconbagbeans:

I've been watching the meteoric rise of Bagbeans, and my only regret is not getting in on the ground floor! Each design is full of personality and there seem to be a lot of exciting events to get someone started in the group.

:iconsauxsociety:

Look at these lil mush monsters >0 !


:iconleech-monsters:

Leeches are super cool and I can't wait until break when I have the chance to draw the one I currently own!


:iconkitsumeras:

A beautiful species, of which I currently have one, and a MYO yet to design. I'd love another to make a trio!


:iconpalomaptor:

What's more Shrike's aesthetic than flower deer? Flower murderous raptor doves, of course! I love love love the concept for this species, and what's better is that they're an open species! I've been meaning to design one (or two... or five) for myself but haven't quite gotten around to it yet.


:iconomen-cats:

Not a "closed species" persay but super spooky kitties with fun designs and unique - and often gruesome - backstories. What's not to love?
 



:star: Misc. Things :star:


:bulletpurple: Core Membership... mine's running out and I guess I've kind of gotten used to it.

:bulletpurple: Some code for my DeviantArt Profile, Journal, and ToyHouse, golly, they're so bare... it certainly doesn't have to be made from scratch, I'm just... pretty clueless... maybe a good tutorial... just... help...

:bulletpurple: Undertale merchandise...
I'm not too squeamish about handing out my address provided that we've talked a few times before. Gosh I love that game. Come to think of it? The perfect gift for me would be buying yourself Undertale and telling me all about your experiences and thoughts as you play the game! 

:bulletpurple: Neopets Items/NP... I've been thinking like, as a last hurrah, I gamblewisely spend my remaining NP on Nerkmids and the Wheel of Extravagance. And fancy petpets.



:star: MORE TARANTULAS! :star:


Disclaimer: please do not actually send me spiders through the mail
Hi guys! As most of my watchers probably know, I am obsessed with the Closed Species group Mothcats. The adoptables are adorable, the group always has an event and contest running, and the community is the most supportive I've seen. While most of the people I talk with on a regular basis are from the group, it's occurred to me that many of my watchers might not be members/have the group on their radar, but don't actively watch it, and might want to get involved.

Well, now's your chance! Mothcats is hosting a Halloween Advent Calendar, and there are a couple of slots available at a discount specifically for First-Time Owners (FTOs)!

Mothcats Halloween Advent Calendar [CLOSED] by floramisa

FTO slots are $12/1200 points each: for this price, you get a Mothcat of your own based on the theme, with a chance at rare traits and accessories depending on @/floramisa's inspiration when she makes them. To visualize the kind of deal you'll be getting, Mothcats with all-common traits generally start auction at $15, and always end up selling for more, so this is an incredible deal aimed to give everyone the best chance to get a Mothcat of their own!


For those who maybe don't have access to Paypal, there's currently an adorable Write-To-Adopt Mothcat contest going on (they come with an adorable owl companion, aaaaaa):
Mothcats Autumn WTA (CLOSED) by floramisa


If the group seems overwhelming at first, there's a mentoring program which will pair you up with an experienced member to work you through processes like earning tokens, participating in events, and creating your bank account. A Mothcat is not needed to participate in any of the events, and there's a semi-open species, called Bumblebuns, with free MYO slots that are frequently given away by other members (I can refer you to some giveaways if you'd like, and I'm about to get another slot as well).


I thought I would make a quick journal to promote the Advent, because it was an absolute blast last year, and my only regret is that I didn't join the group earlier to claim a slot! This group and its community has been an incredible positive force in my life the past year, so it's really the least I could do. <3 Also, if you join on my referral, and meet certain goals, I get rewards - but that's beside the point...


If you have any questions about this sale or the group in general, or just want to hear me gush about it a bit, feel free to ask below!
I don't usually do memes but a lot of Really Awesome People I know were doing them so I thought it would be fun! :3


Death  Name: 

Shrike

Death  Star Sign:  

Libra

Death  Average Hours of Sleep: 

5.5 - 7.5 would be a good range

Death  Lucky Number(s): 

I'm gonna go with 7, the number of the raffle ticket that won me Grinch.

Death  last thing googled: 

"how to find the last thing you googled" ... wait... frick...

Death  favorite fictional character(s): 

  • Ushan DeLucca from Rumo and His Miraculous Adventures
My favorite character from my very, very favorite book, which I highly recommend to those in need of an imaginative, wonderfully clever and zany romp through a crazy fantasy world overflowing with detailed pen illustrations by the author. Ushan DeLucca is a horned, bipedal dog called a Wolperting. He's the greatest fencing professor in all of Zamonia, and serves as equal parts foil and mentor to the titular character. 

Ushan DeLucca by Arquerite
Without giving too much away: he's clever, he's sarcastic, he's talented, he's so, so tired... and he's a hero. Sst, sst, sst!

  • Sayaka Miki from Madoka Magica
SayakaMiki by Arquerite
I love Sayaka Miki's character, and empathize with it so much, because her experiences and reactions to them really rang true to me as a Former Middle School Girl. Not the magical girl part (well, maybe). Though many people in the fandom (from the little I've seen) dislike her for the choices she makes, I feel like her choices are what make her character so true-to-life. When you're a pre-teen (at least, in my limited experience, this doesn't apply to everyone), you don't know who you are yet, and don't have the perspective to put things like losing a crush or your perceived inadequacy into the "big picture." Decisions are black and white, emotional, and based around what your (maybe flawed) sense of justice is.

I can disagree with her decisions and her actions, all the while fully empathizing with her and understanding why she made them, and that's what makes her character so tragic and powerful to me.

  • Sans the Skeleton from Undertale
Undertale  Sans 4k Hd Sprite By C4dguy995-d9hrp8y by Arquerite

Sans is the epitome of cool to me. You don't have to throw me in the trashcan, I've already climbed in myself. I love his punny quips and casual demeanor, and how the context and meaning behind his actions and his comments change utterly as you progress (and re-progress) through the game. I love how peeling back his layers and thinking reveals him to be such a deliciously tragic character, as much as that may involve some... extrapolation on the part of the fans, me included. I love his hidden Super Saiyan powers and boss fight theme and his glowing blue eye and Gaster Blasters and how he can dunk you with that same frozen grin on his face and quip later about how many times he's killed you, or vice versa.

I love every single piece of bad time cheesy Sans fanart where he's like crying with his blue eye blazing and Papyrus's scarf around his jacket with like lasers everywhere OK I LOVE EVERY ONE OF THEM I'M REALLY GAY FOR SANS I JUST WANT HIM TO BE HAPPY EVEN THOUGH HE CAN NEVER BE HAPPY OK *dissolves into tears*


Other favorites:

Henry from Fire Emblem Awakening
Pearl from Steven Universe (who I cry about every day)
Valka from How to Train Your Dragon 2
Fix-It Felix Junior from Wreck-It Ralph
Lord Umber from The Books of Umber
Brandin of Ygrath from Tigana

Honestly every other character from Rumo, read that book.


Death  Current Attire: 

A soft, light grey, long-sleeved shirt with a cat on it that kind of looks like my cat. The charm on her pink collar is sparkly. Dark blue skinny jeans, and kinda grey-brown leather lace-up boots that are scuffed 'cause I wear them every day and take awful care of my shoes.


Death  When did you start this account?: 

I started this account (and my DeviantArt... journey?) May 8th, 2007, and have stayed on it since!

Death  Number of Watchers:  

677! You guys are all amazing. Thank you for supporting me!

Death  What do you post?: 

Mostly Mothcats, as you probably are aware by now...! Also Zayfire, adoptables, dragons, landscapes, and a smattering of photography, though not for a while now (I apologize to anyone who's ever watched me for... my photography...).

Death  You can also find me on...:

Toyhouse: Shrike
Neopets: Crk524
Reddit: Dragonap, though I don't know why... anyone would... want to contact me there?

No Tumblr, Twitter, or Instagram ^^; Maybe it's for the best...

Death  Do you get a lot of comments:

I guess! Thankfully, not too many to manage, uh, most of the time ovo;;;; Mostly I get comments thanking me for llamas, which I find really sweet/nice and always try to respond to. ^^

Death  Why did you choose this username?:

My old username was Dragonap, which was fine and dandy but didn't have any particular... meaning. It was literally just "Dragon" and then young me thought it would be cool to add "ap" to the end. 

I changed it to Arquerite, which is a natural amalgam of silver and mercury, because I've done a ton of mercury research in the past semester, and thing that the fact that mercury can form amalgams is pretty sweet. This one is a lot more "me!"

Death   Tagged By: 

Confirmed cool kid and/or spicy bean exdog 

Death  Tagging: 

Idk. just do it if you want to!


Oh god why did I do this writing about my Really Important Opinions on fictional characters took so much time honestly I only did it to soapbox about them I could have been doing homework
Hi guys!

So, by now you guys probably know that I have a minor case of serious love for Mothcats... but what are some other closed species I admire? Well, I'm here to tell you about one that oh-so-conveniently has an art contest and MYO raffle happening right about now, and that's Kitsumeras!

I've admired this species from afar for a little bit of time now, because, boy, can I tell you, they are a fox-like species that is my total #aesthetic, and will be for anyone who similarly likes designs with dreamcatchers, magic, feathers, and stylish accessories ;v; From what I can tell, the principal designer, @/petalfox, puts a ton of care and effort into each of her designs, and it really shows - here are a few of my favorites, the first of which is up for auction as of 8/1:


 
 



-Information About the Contest-

Ok, so my reason for writing this journal is to advertise an art contest that is currently happening within the group, and will run up until early September

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The prompt is very open ended, encourages creativity, drawing art of Kitsumeras for others, and is highly lore focused - which is important to me as a lore fiend who loves reading about the "why"s and "how"s of the worlds people create :3c Prizes are really awesome, and include a fudgeton of community-donated artwork, a custom Kitsumera, and enough of the group's currency to purchase a variety of cool things at the Kitsumera shop (ex., MYOS!). I myself will be composing an entry or two for the contest, so keep a lookout for them in the next month~


-Information About the MYO Raffle-

The group is also holding a MYO Kitsumera raffle concurrent to the Art Contest; participants in the art contest will receive tickets to the MYO raffle, and, additionally, you can get a ticket for featuring the contest and raffle in a journal (as I'm doing now...). So, if contest anxiety or time is holding you back in one way or another, you can still be eligible for some nice prizes!

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I recommend you guys check it out if this species at all interests you ;v; I'm excited to hopefully be a 'lil more involved int he community in the future!

- Shrike
[Mothcats Relationship Tracker]

7/21 - Added Brandy, Ilex, Caspian, and Shenandoah! If I've forgotten to add your cats from last time/another deviation, just let me know, and I'll rectify it asap ;v;


Since fleshing out/completing the IDs of most of my Mothcats, I figured I would post a journal as others have done so that my darlings can forge some new friendships before I set about writing blurbs. Their IDs/my Toyhouse have more extended bios and information (such as likes/dislikes), so feel free to check up on them and see if our cats have similar hobbies. Please don't hesitate to ask for a friendship, or maybe even a familial relationship (pref. something quasi-distant such as cousin) with one of my cats! Without further ado...

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Shenandoah Mothcat ID by Arquerite

Name: Shenandoah (Possum)
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Female (She/Her, They/Them)
Personality: Reserved, quiet, gentle, affectionate, reckless, lonely

A common cat brought back from the dead thanks to the intervention of Sage, Shenandoah is still coming to terms with her new life. Full of new thoughts and ideas about her surroundings that are often overwhelming, Shenandoah is often withdrawn, and desires solitude even though it isolates her. One might expect Shenandoah to be terrified of heights; however, the opposite holds true - she is an adrenaline junkie when it comes to flying, striving always for more speed, sharper turns, and steeper dives. In the air, the reserved Mothcat seems to find true joy, and delights in the feeling of the wind whistling through her feathers. 

Those who are quiet and patient enough to earn her trust will find Shenandoah a loving friend, if often distant and prone to bouts of melancholy. She enjoys quiet morning conversations and light cuddles, provided that no one strays close to her halo. Shenandoah has a surprising sense of humor, which tends towards the dark, odd, or otherwise blunt: a surefire way for a friend to make her laugh is with an anti-joke. She snorts when she laughs really hard, it's funny.

Family: None
Friends: Argus (???), Ozias, Nimbus, Marlowe, Batik, Q
Enemies: None... yet.
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Brandy Reference by Arquerite
No ID yet? For shame... check out her TH!

Name: Brandy
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Personality: Stubborn, confident, patient, industrious, spirited, flighty, boisterous, independent

Brandy is a spirited Mothcat. She's spent a lifetime listening to tall tales, which has rubbed off on her and contributed to her often larger-than-life personality. This is, to some extent, an act - she often has to "fake it until she makes it," and usually succeeds. Behind all her bluster, however, is a genuine passion for and appreciation of the sea. Her experience as a barkeep has given her a great patience for putting up with others' BS, though not a tolerance of it, and it takes a good deal to rile or perturb her. A bit caught up in her new-found independence, Brandy is as capricious as the ocean, making promises quickly she may not keep, and abandoning ideas as quickly as she thinks of them. The few ideas and people she decides to devote her energy to will find no more industrious a worker or ardent a believer. The rest will find her moving on without much explanation to the next harbor. Though very social, and a great (re)teller of stories, Brandy still indulges in bouts of solitude. These stretches of moodiness are often weather-based: sure as the tide, an approaching storm casts her into spells of sullenness or restless energy, in which she's better left to her own devices.

Family: None
Friends: Chime, Kennedy, Alpha, Kutubu, C
Enemies: None... yet!

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Caspian Mothcat ID by Arquerite

Name: Caspian
Age: Teen
Gender: Male
Personality: Dramatic, pretentious, high-strung, creative, straight-laced, passionate, talkative 

A young Mothcat with theatrical aspirations - directing, writing, acting, you name it - who has found that his dreams and ambitions far outstrip his ability to put them into practice, not least of all on a small island like Aldora. With no as of yet apparent organizing force for community theater on the island, his self-run "productions" more often than not turn into jumbles of half-baked ideas, poor funding, and disinterested acquaintances-turned-"actors" who fail to meet half of his standards. As difficult as he can be to get along with, his close friends may feel genuine sympathy for the extent to which the ambitious teen is beleaguered by his apathetic protegees. He's a good conversationalist who is always ready with an opinion, not to mention equipped with a keen nose for gossip and the latest perceived scandal. Caspian enjoys a variety of hobbies outside of the stage - the potter's wheel being a particular favorite for unwinding and puzzling out his next idea. That said, he isn't a particular fan of the outdoors.

Family: ???
Friends: Fantasia, Pietro, Gecko, Argus, Tisias
Enemies: Eve (aka Evilynn)

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Ilex Mothcat ID by Arquerite

Name: Ilex
Age: Oldish? Hard to tell.
Gender: Agender (They/Them)
Personality: Secretive, Eccentric, Spontaneous, Well-spoken, Absent-Minded, Graceful, an Optimistic Nihilist

Ilex is a pet Mothcat who lives on the mainland under the care of a human apothecary. Though their home is on the mainland, Ilex makes semi-frequent trips to Aldora in order to collect medicinal plants, keep in touch with family and acquaintances, and take some time off from their job. In spite of their years, Ilex has a seemingly ageless air of grace and mystery. Their breadth of knowledge and experience in their field often leaves their way of thinking and actions inscrutable to others, and as consequence, Ilex is often caught up in their own inner dialogue. While this air of mystery doesn’t quite evaporate like morning fog once you get to know them, it definitely thins considerably. Ilex has a passion for strangeness and novelty which can have the austere Mothcat suddenly bubbling with excitement over an odd bug or weird slime mold. Though they may appear intently focused on you and all you say, it’s far more likely they’re thinking about what to have for dinner – though the opposite goes for when they appear to be bustling about, picking ingredients for their next potion. While it’s hard to take a 'cat who demands you weave them flower crowns on a semi-regular basis seriously, it might be best not to buy into Lorelei’s quiet insistence they’re just a harmless old codger. 

Family: Mr. Mistoffelees (cousin)
Friends: Lorelei (former apprentice), Noor and Samphire (occasional kind-of-students), Carmine, Bronte, Amari, Z, Jaq
Enemies: Grinch

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Grinch Mothcat ID by Arquerite

Name: Wesely J. Grinchington (pls just Grinch)
Age: Adult (pretends he is far older)
Gender: Male
Personality: Grouchy, narcissistic, irreverent, snarky, enigmatic 

Short Bio: Though it seems as if Grinch has left his days of Mothcat and/or Christmas abduction behind, he remains a grumpy and ill-tempered Aldoran. Grinch's involvement as Team Whoville's mascat/self-proclaimed leader showed his small stature came hand-in-hand with a giant Napoleon complex. Egotistical and all but impervious to the comments of naysayers, he has firm ideas about how the world works and the solutions to others' problems. He is nevertheless an attentive listener, and is "gracious" enough to distribute such tidbits of wisdom and advice, whether others ask for it or not. In spite of his talkative nature, his personal life, aspirations, or origins remain shrouded in mystery. 

Family: None
Friends: Myrrh, Lakshmi, Eve, Grump, Raidyn, Anton, Tammy, Argus? (It's complicated)
Enemies: Myrrh, Ilex, Most Advent Mothcats

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Myrrh Mothcat ID by Arquerite

Name: Myrrh (pronounced mur)
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Female
Personality: Aloof, standoffish, proud, industrious, studious, eloquent, deliberate.

Short Bio: A conceited Mothcat who, for the most part, keeps to herself - attempts at conversation with her often results in snide cast-offs. Myrrh aspires to be a lapidary artist. A natural perfectionist and genuine workaholic, she will often stay up late into the night memorizing crystal habits and studying theories she may never be able to put into practice. In the meantime, her skills are employed towards more achievable goals, such as collecting and appraising precious stones. Since meeting other Mothcats who enjoy her love of geology, or at the very least are willing to listen to her talk about Bowen’s reaction series far longer than is socially acceptable, Myrrh has opened up a bit in the presence of company. She no longer considers the occasional day of relaxation or bit of conversation an utter waste of time, though you’d be hard pressed to get her to consider trying anything so frivolous as having “fun.”

Relationship Status: Taken, by her favorite rock Deklan <3
Family: Ozias (older brother), Althea (cousin)
Friends: Grinch, Bryer, Tibicen, Andy, Raidyn, Q, Trophe
Enemies: Grinch, Elysia

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Ozias Mothcat ID by Arquerite

Name: Ozias (Oz, Ozzy)
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Male
Personality: Lazy, kind, easygoing, shy, anxious - but good at compartmentalizing, is fluffy a personality trait?

Short Bio: The older brother of Myrrh, and her opposite in many respects. Needless to say, he is the more approachable of the duo, easy to engage in conversation and willing to tolerate even the most tedious of small-talk - provided that the group he's chatting with is relatively small. Oz shares little of his sister's ambition, preferring a nap in the sun or an amble by a stream to working and studying. Firm about wanting to live life by his own terms, even if his aspirations don't reach beyond three square meals and enough leisure time to stop and smell the flowers, he is not often found in places or situations he doesn't want to be in. He's a bit of a homebody by consequence, and a Mothcat of habit. A (poor) poet by nature, he can sometimes be found composing rhymes on the spot. He is skittish and wary around humans.

Family: Myrrh (younger sister)
Friends: Deklan, Bryer, Rhinoe, Argus, Lorelei, Liana, Dusk (AU Friend), Ace, Atohi, Shenandoah, Haru (poetry night gone wrong)
Enemies: None... yet! Not a huge fan of Grinch, though.

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Lorelei Mothcat ID by Arquerite

Name: Lorelei (Lori, Lorikeet)
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Female
Personality: Responsible, motherly, level-headed, indecisive, sociable, inquisitive, protective

Short Bio: A former pet Mothcat who came to Aldora with her sister, Victoria, so they could experience life to the fullest. Lorelei is a relentlessly caring Mothcat who has yet to find her true goal in life, but makes up for it by engaging with others on their hobbies and passions. As such, it seems as if she knows a little bit about everything. She is very responsible, though on occasion to the point of being overly strict; for all her willingness to try new things, Lorelei isn’t one for “diving in” – she dips her toes in novelty, and if the water isn’t too cold then makes her choice to engage with it fully. Though her design is based off of a lovebird, Lorelei is a definite magpie when it comes to opinions; instead of providing her own on a matter, she prefers to listen to those of others, ask questions, and carefully turn them over in her mind. Those with whom she shares her true feelings on important matters are dear friends indeed. 

Family: Victoria (younger sister)
Friends: Ozias, Liana, Ilex, TCBC, Musket
Enemies: None... yet!

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Eve Mothcat ID by Arquerite

Name: Eve
Age: Teenager
Gender: Female
Personality: Mischievous, sarcastic, confident, energetic, headstrong, reckless, loyal 

Short Bio: Though a sweet and shy Mothkitten in her youth, upon shedding her baby fur, going through a growth spurt, and gaining autonomy, Eve discovered she had a rebellious streak a mile wide. Still in the midst of exploring her newfound autonomy, Eve is a total teenager, fluctuating between apathy, exuberance, and rare bouts of sentimentality seemingly a whim as she tries to figure out her identity and place in life. Luckily for her, there a plenty Mothcats of a similar age on Aldora with whom she can share her ideas and get into trouble, and to whom she is fiercely loyal. She spends her time lazing around, causing mischief, exploring, and complaining about "the man" (she's not quite sure who that is, but it seemed like the thing to do). Is there still a sweet and loving side hiding behind her rough exterior, too afraid of rejection to present itself to others? Eh, maybe.

Family: Plumpy (Adoptive Father)
Friends: Haru, Althea, Grinch, Raidyn
Enemies/Rivals: Tisias (aka Walking Disco Ball, aka Arts & Crafts Gone Wrong, aka...), Caspian (aka Cassie, aka Ham-let, aka...)

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That's about it! If you have any questions, please ask~

Mothcats and all subspecies are a closed species by floramisa. You cannot make your own!

:iconmothcats:
Hi guys! 

I wanted to let you know that I'm off for a week-long vacation to the Magic Kingdom - replies will be a little slower than usual, and I don't think I'll be making much art (which means that Myrrh's Geo Facts will probably be on hold this week... boo...).

I did bring some watercolor paper, though (and colored pencils), so I'm hoping to get some pen lineart done and lined up for when I get back. :3c 

I'm excited to go to Disney - I haven't been since I was maybe three (apparently, to my parents' great chagrin, my favorite ride was the one that played "It's a Small World" on loop), and it seems like such a prototypical American experience. Hopefully I'll have a lot of fun adventures to report - and won't get absolutely broiled in the sun (I am a v. pale child)
I go back to school in about two weeks - just enough time for some commissions! These will be finished by Sunday, August 28th.

In addition - I'm in a watercolor mood right now, so @Mothcats-related watercolor sketch commissions will be $1 off!

Slots:

1. 
2.
3.
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*I'll draw most things, but just be warned I'm kinda bad at humans; they take me far longer than standard work for potentially lower quality. Also super bad at architecture but I can give it my best shot. I, uh, think my watchers p. much know the main kinds of art I produce/am comfortable with ;v;

*I use Paypal, but would actually prefer points at the present moment! I think the standard conversion rate these days is 100 :points: = $1 USD. Larger prices in the range will be for more complicated characters or multiple characters.

-Traditional-
(Please note that watercolor results may vary, as they cannot be "edited" after they are lined/the paint has dried. Though, if you are unhappy with the result, we could work something out QvQ)


Sketch - $2-5; 200-500 :points:
Adult Gavin Sketch by Arquerite And when you think they're half asleep... by Arquerite Delinquents! by Arquerite
A clean sketch on unlined paper (ooohhh!), cleaned up where required in photoshop. The lines can be given color digitally upon request, or lined in pen, though pen lining will not include shading. A simple background can be added upon request. 


Watercolor Sketch - $5-10; 500-1000 :points:

Star Nap by Arquerite Aureil Sketch by Arquerite Whoosh by Arquerite

A small watercolor, usually with rough lines or in "chibi" form. A small background can be added, as above (gradients, colored 
outlines, a small shadow, etc.). 

Medium Watercolor* - $12-20; 1300-2000 :points:

[Infestation Prompt 1] The Worst Pied Piper by Arquerite  It's OK up here... by Arquerite Prompt 2-A: Kitchat by Arquerite Lovebug by Arquerite

More detailed shading and more complex anatomy than watercolor sketches, as well as a background that can incorporate quick scenery or objects, as above.


Full Watercolor* - [95% Closed]

Clarkia xantiana by Arquerite  Blazing Down the Mountainside by Arquerite  First Feeding by Arquerite  Forest Wanderings by Arquerite

A detailed watercolor with a complicated background - pulling out all the stops! If a character is involved, they will be lined in pen. Will be at least 8x11, for mailing purposes.

Acrylic (with or without digital edits)* - [95% Closed]

Cardinal in Winter by Arquerite  The World Ahead by Arquerite  Olivia's Flowers WIP by Arquerite  Landscape by Arquerite

I have a few acrylic boards (I think they're a little less than 8x11?) on which I can paint, a full, detailed picture + background. Unfortunately, they are not easily divided into smaller sections like watercolor paper, so I can't make them any smaller. I do best with landscapes/natural objects or animals for these.



*These can be mailed to the purchaser upon request! An extra fee will apply for shipping, however.

-Digital-

Sketch* - $2-5; 200-500 :points:

Napoleon by Arquerite

A quick sketch in Photoshop. Not too much more to say about that. I can more easily do things such as color line art, however, if you like - just let me know if you have any extra specifications.


Bust/Chibi* - $5-10; 500-1000 :points:

Gardening Lesson by Arquerite  Theron Chibi by Arquerite I have sharp things. by Arquerite [Infestation Prompt 1] The Pen Is Mightier... by Arquerite

A simple lined bust or chibi with cell or smooth shading, as desired.


Full Body - Flat Colors* - $10-15; 1000-1500 :points:

I Can See You by Arquerite Cyrus by Arquerite WIP Hawthorne by Arquerite Tisias but moar sporkle by Arquerite

A simple, cleanly-lined portrait with no or minimal shading and flat colors. 


Full Body - Shaded* - $13-20; 1300-2000 :points:

A New Dawn by Arquerite   Aethira by Arquerite Eve - Adult(ish) by Arquerite AT: LemonNip by Arquerite

A full body portrait with detailed shading. 


*A simple background (flat color/gradient, shadow, colored outline, etc) may be added upon request!



Large-ish Speedpaint - $20-30; 2000-3000 :points:

Past Reckoning by Arquerite Abandoned Quarry by Arquerite  Cliff Overlook by Arquerite

Unlike "All-Out," below, in a speedpaint I will work on the background only as one or two zoomed-out layers, so it'll be a bit rough. I wanna practice these!

All-Out! - [95% Closed]

Break Time by Arquerite Curiosity, I'm Here by Arquerite Light and Dark by Arquerite
  Autumn by Arquerite  Useless by Arquerite

This is it, folks. Detailed characters, detailed backgrounds, either lined or painterly upon request. I'll send ya several WIPs along the way so we can get everything ironed out. Because these take so much time and effort, I will only have these open for special occasions, such as when summer or winter break begin. It couldn't hurt to ask, however.


Designs - $5-20; 500-2000 :points:

Volucris, Insectiod Pipkin by Arquerite  Insectiod Ourrix (Taken) by Arquerite  Villain Dragon Ignium by Arquerite 
Lionfish Sea Dragon by Arquerite  Design Commission - Arindril by Arquerite   Design - Sunset Fawn by Arquerite

Getting fancy! A design will come with new lines that will never be used again or with accessories, and with glowey, animated bits upon request. No to minimal shading, as I prefer not to disguise the actual colors of the adoptable. Though I cannot make closed species I do not own, I would be happy to design one of your MYO slots if it is in accordance with the owner's ToS. 

Feel free to negotiate a lower price with me if you can provide a useable base, since sketching and lining is a significant portion of the work I do when designing.




Memes > Sleep(?)
I, uh, hope my responses don't sound too insufferable.


General Information:

- Full Name: Charlotte K.
- Public Nicknames: Shrike (Online)
- Friends-Only Nicknames: Char, Charmander
- Age: 21
- Gender: Female
- Acceptable Pronouns: She/her, but whatever
- Sexual/Romantic Orientation: *vague hand-waving
- Relationship Status: Taken
- Spouse/Partner: High-School and Current Sweetheart
- Date of Birth: October 12
- Zodiac: Libra
- Birthplace: Chicago
- Current Residence: hiding amongst the Midwest corn
- Occupation(s): Student

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Appearance:

- Blood Type: A positive?
- Nationality: err
- Ethnicity/Ancestry: errrrrrr
- Height: 5'2"
- Weight: 105lbs? Haven't weighed myself in months tbh
- Bodily Build: low structural integrity
- Eye Color: Blue
- Hair Color: I guess the technical term is "dirty blonde"
- Skin Tone: Pasty
- Scars/Markings: Nothing interesting

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Personality:

- General Attitude: I've been termed "generically likeable" by a friend of a friend; niceish and quietly self-effacing, not too assertive, anxious about many a thing
- Life’s Aspirations: Advance the scope of human knowledge in my chosen field! And hopefully not starve
- Favorite Foods: Bratwurst
- Religion: Atheist
- Likes: art, statistics, geology/Earth Science, Being Competent, reading, writing, falconry, tarantulas, listening to other's opinions, coffee, hiking/the outdoors, Mothcats
-Dislikes: most team sports, wasting time (though I do it a lot), eating/sleeping (see "wasting time"), large social gatherings, cheese
- Fears: Not being alone when I think I am *glances out the window*, forced small-talk, holes, failure, the future

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Relationships:

- Father: 1
- Mother: 1
- Sister(s): 0
- Brother(s): 1
- Best Friend: *vague hand-waving
- Pets: Mabel and Elise the tarantulas, BJ the cat

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Anyone you admire a lot? - I'm way too self-conscious to put those I know in real-life on here, so I'll say that I have always greatly admired Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton - look him up, if you get the chance!

If you could go two years back in time, what would you tell yourself? - Calm down, sister. It's gonna be ok.

When did you realize your current sexuality
? - *vague hand-waving

Do you have any lesser-known talents? - Hm, uh, is failure to internalize that people don't think you're awful a talent? *nervous laugh

I think there are a good amount of people in real life who don't know I draw.

What was the last verse of the song you're listening to- "We are, we are more than our scars/We are, we are more than the sum of our parts" - Sum of Our Parts, Mary Lambert

What's the last thing you did before this meme? - Finished up some Econometrics homework

What is your favorite fruit? -
Pineapple or Pomegranate 

What's your catchphrase/A word you use a lot?- I don't know. Literally, I say "I don't know" waaay too often.

What is your alignment (Lawful, neutral or chaotic matched with good, neutral or evil)?
 - Lawful neutral.

What was your first fandom? 
- The original Digimon!

How are you feeling right now? - I don't want to go to bed but kind of should - neutral, I suppose.

Are you good at Mario Kart? - Unfortunately, not.

What do you do on an average Saturday night? - Watch movies with a friend while drawing.

HOW MANY CAPRI SUNS HAVE U DRINK IN THE LAST 48 HOUR???? - None

Who's your favorite OC that you own? - Sarine and Briar

Are you a proactive or reactive person
? - Reactive, wish I could be more proactive though.

How many days until your next birthday
? - 181

How many blankets do you sleep with
? - 3 or 4, if I can help it

What are three OTPs of yours?
 -
Obsidian x Meriel
Deklan x Myrrh
LP9 x Anton
~and many more~

What's a song you hate
? - MUDJUG (Dip In My Lip) by the Jawga Boyz

Art or music? - Why not both?

What's a song that reminds you of your lover/crush? 
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Who'd Have Known - Lily Allen
Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles

Do you have a celebrity crush? - Simone Simmons, Chris Pratt

How do you want to die? 
- On my own terms.

What's your opinion of the last person you talked to? - A total sweetheart!

What are your favorite fandoms
? - The JonTron fandom for dank memes

What do you usually draw? - Mothcats, Landscapes, ZayfireAdopts, Birds

How'd you come up with your username? 
>Be me, circa elementary school
>Like dragons
>Add -ap at the end because (?)

What's the weirdest thing you've done in public? - Accidentally be too loud? I try not to stand out much.

Coke or Pepsi? - Diet Coke

How many friends do you have? - *vague hand-waving

Using three words, how would your friends describe you -
Smart, Nice, Eccentric

How would you describe your morality? - Lazy utilitarian nihilism

How emotional are you? - More than I'd like to be

Who's your favorite fictional character? - Oohhh boy have a few
Ushan DeLucca, from Rumo and His Miraculous Adventures - In fact, every character from that book twice.
Sayaka Miki, from Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Sans the Skeleton, from Undertale
Moist von Lipwig, from Going Postal/Making Money/Raising Steam

What's your favorite music album? - ok have a few here too
Epica/The Black Halo, by Kamelot (Shhh it's a story in two albums so it counts)
Consign to Oblivion, by Epica
Mezmerize, by System of a Down
Fleet Foxes, by Fleet Foxes
The How to Train Your Dragon Soundtrack

How's your social standing? - That's not really a thing in college

What's the worst media you have ever consumed?
 - *sweats

Any movements you make unintentionally (drumming fingers, twirling hair)? 
- I jitter/bounce my legs, pick at my cuticles

Have you ever been romantically attracted to a fictional character? - *sideways glance at Chase Young from Xiaolin Showdown

What social media site do you use the most?
 - DeviantArt!

What's your favorite video game? - Still crying over Undertale tbh, but runners-up include Skyrim and Don't Starve

What are some personality traits you despise?
 - Of my own? Not being able to form opinions, uh, inability to pick up conversations with those I've just met, absent-mindedness, selfishness and low emotional availability to others

Ever been to a convention? -
 I've been to a few, ranging from comic conventions, anime conventions, board game conventions, and MLP conventions! It's not something I do regularly though.

Cats or dogs? - Cats

What does your favorite shirt look like? - www.topatoco.com/merchant.mvc?…

Do you think Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer? - Nahh
Edit: Amended with Myrrh tagged by DarlingJess, Eve tagged by Shadonut, and Grinch tagged by Inkcess!

So... I've seen people doing this... floramisa tagged me for Anton, Shadonut tagged me for Lorelei, and someone else tagged me a while ago for Pavan (I do not remember who, please forgive). If you guys want to know more 8 Facts about any other of my characters, just let me know, and I'll amend this journal accordingly... ok, here goes...


Rules


1. Post 8 facts about character
2. Tag 8 other characters
3. Post their names along with their creator's avatars


Myrrh Id Condensed Copy by Arquerite

8 Facts About Myrrh

  1. Myrrh's design is based on a European Starling, though far more loosely than I originally anticipated. Her mane, especially, is reminiscent of their breast feathers, and the markings on her shoulder are like simplified versions of their wing feathers. Her brown colors are found on juveniles. European Starlings are nearly ubiquitous invasives where I live, and "common" birds - but in spite of their bad rap, I think that they are very beautiful and interesting birds - just like Myrrh is a common Mothcat, but is stunning all the same!

  2. Her name relates to her European Starling inspiration as well, though only very peripherally! When thinking of names for characters, a lot of times, I go to the Latin names of species they're based on - but Sturnus vulgaris isn't very elegant at all! As I was browsing words related to starlings, I came upon murmuration -  a term for a large flock of starlings - then, Murmur - hmm, what if I shortened it to just Mur? - and finally... wait a second, there's a word with the same pronunciation, but far more beautiful spelling - Myrrh!

  3. Though she doesn't have anything against faeries as individuals, Myrrh has always been rather... shall we say, snippy? to them, or maybe passive-aggressive. She's a little resentful that the faeries would create a sentient species, attendant with goals, desires, aspirations - as pets. To add insult to injury, Myrrh believes the faeries denied Mothcats the tools to fully engage with their environment and create - sticking them with these soft, useless kitty paws! Her lack of opposable thumbs is a continual source of frustration to her. Will any of this still hold true after the lore overhaul? Who knows :0

  4. Conversely, Myrrh greatly admires humans and all the inventions they have made and things they've discovered, without the aid of magic, to boot! She and Ozias have gotten into bitter arguments in the past about the worth of humanity, both incredibly biased, to say the least, and it's a sore and touchy spot in their relationship. Myrrh has even considered becoming a pet Mothcat in the past, though now that Deklan is in her life it's safe to say she will stay on Aldora barring a mutual decision between them to move.

  5. What's Myrrh's least favorite rock/mineral/gems, you ask? Probably diamonds. It's not as if she has anything against the mineral itself, but rather, the fact that if their market price reflected their actual rarity, diamonds would be playthings for kittens. She likes stones that are a bit more unusual for her personal use. Her favorite used to be bornite, because its colors mirror her own markings, but it's probably gneiss now, because it reminds her of someone special.

  6. In spite of aspiring to be a lapidary artist and jewelry maker - a lavish art indeed - Myrrh's own personal tastes are rather restrained (unlike certain characters of mine...). That's not to say she doesn't like fashion; she just thinks decorating herself in jewels would be gilding a lily. Her eventual room will be very bland and Spartan, and the only accessories I'm planning on making for her are a pair of bracelets... one must advertise their wares to some degree, after all!

  7. Deklan is Myrrh's rock, in both a visual and metaphorical sense. Though she couldn't have guessed it when they first met during the Snow Wars of 2015-2016, the striped Mothcat made his way into her heart and became a grounding and unifying presence there. His comfort is invaluable when she's stressed out from too much work or existential crises. 

  8. Though Myrrh is very particular about maintaining her appearance and looking very put-together in public, she isn't adverse to getting her paws dirty like one might believe. Context is very important, however. On a geology expedition with her friends or exploring the woods with her cousin? Completely fine. If some Mothcats she didn't know happened to spot her trudging home after said adventures, looking like a cat out of hell with muddy, messy fur and whiskers bent out of shape? Myrrh'd rather die!



Grinch ID Solo by Arquerite

8 Facts About Grinch

  1. Grinch has a companion dog, but he hasn't seen that mangy mutt since shortly after he kidnapped the Advent Mothcats. What an ingrate! Grinch is getting kind of worried about him, but he's not going to admit it.

  2. It seems as if Grinch has had his token Santa hat since he was a Mothkitten - who knows where he got it. It made a perfect bed for the young kitten, though it wasn't too great at keeping out the rain. He's far too big to sleep in it now, and it's getting pretty threadbare. Might be time for an upgrade.

  3. Though for the most part, he's not a picky eater and will chow on anything with a semblance of edibility, Grinch dislikes sweet foods. He prefers bitter, sour, or otherwise strong tastes most would shy away from, when he isn't eating typical Mothcat fare (insects). However, he does enjoy certain treats such as raw lemons, peppermint, and stale gingerbread houses.

  4. How did the tokens thrown into the Wishing Well get into envelopes for the Lunar New Year Distribution? Well, you have Grinch to thank for... "appropriating" them from the bottom of the well. He sat over it with a magnet for a looong time to get you those tokens.

  5.  If, for some random reason, anyone wanted to know the random origins of Grinch's true name... 

    Don't call him Wesley. Seriously.

  6. In spite of being without a doubt the worst of my Mothcats to ask for advice, Grinch is the most willing to give it. While he's a good listener, and occasionally offers genuinely useful observations and worldly insights (especially to those closer to him), most attempts at guidance quickly devolve into illustrative anecdotes about that one time where did something totally amazing because he's really all that and a bag of chips, and, wait, what were we talking about again? 

  7. Though Grinch's main theme song goes without saying, I'm also quite partial to the parallels between his character and that of the Mad Dummy from Undertale, and its attendant theme.

  8. Why are Grinch's wings crinkled? He slept on his back a lot when he was a Mothkitten. Sorry, no mystery or drama there.



Eve - Adult(ish) by Arquerite

8 Facts About Eve

  1. Though Eve's way too big to ride on MECHAZ0R the SS8 like she used to when she was a kitten, she still tries sometimes when she thinks no one is watching. This almost always results in her toppling on her face, and hastily trying to play it cool afterwards.

  2. Eve is actually very self-conscious about her butterfly wings. She won't go to great lengths to hide them (not like it would be possible to do so completely), but only opens them fully rarely, and prefers to run or climb places instead of fly (which is more hardcore, anyway). They're just... too flashy. It's not as if she doesn't like standing out, Eve would just prefer to do it on her own terms, and suddenly having these gigantic black-cyan-red butterfly wings was a bit startling for her when she aged. It's a case of a design detail informing her character - as the adoptable got the wings from an oversight in age trait-rolling, when Mothkittens were still really new.

  3. The pink "blush markings" on Eve's cheeks are not just cosmetic or for effect; that's her actual fur color under her eyes! She absolutely DESPISES those markings - no surprises there.

  4. Is her absolute favorite band ever Evanescence? I'm not going to say. (yes)

  5. Eve's favorite food is anything with pumpkins in it, minus a short stint where she was Totally Sick of Dumb Ol' Pumpkins(tm). The reason for that isn't hard to find; her adoptive father, Plumpy, is a pumpkin farmer! The only thing she hates that has pumpkins in it are pumpkin spice lattes. TOO BASIC if secretly delicious

  6. Eve's eyes are pretty light-sensitive, so she sleeps a lot during the middle of the day and mostly becomes active/goes outside towards the evening, not too unlike a human teenager. This is helped somewhat because most wild Mothcats live at or near a forest. Though she likes the winter fine, sunny days right after a big snowfall are awful for her! 

  7. Grinch is the only adult that Eve kinda admires outside of her immediate family, largely because of the rumors circulating about his past Aldoran "crimes" and general air of separateness. Always one to talk about himself, Grinch iss tolerant of her inquisitions, if a bit bemused that this punk kid keeps asking so many questions and calling him Old Hobo Man. 

  8. Eve character is pretty much who I wanted to be when I got older when I was in middle school. 

    ...Who am I kidding, I still want to be like Eve when I grow up.




161 by floramisa
Adorable cheeb by floramisa

8 Facts About Anton

  1. Anton has been cursed to speak only in the cheesy phrases found on candy conversation hearts (or close derivatives). He became cursed by insulting a vindictive faerie's baking skills, and then beating her at a baking contest - he was pretty stuck up and sassy then, so don't feel too bad.

  2. The stress of the formerly verbose and boastful Mothcat being reduced to words like "TRU LUV" and "B MINE" caused all his fur to fall out, leaving him the adorable angry wrinkle child you see before you today.

  3. When Anton first started living with his curse, he tried to cope by bringing notecards to write down what he wanted to say. However, his thoughts were so eloquent that he would quickly run out of space. Plus, kitty paws are awful for writing. After that, he kind of just gave up trying to fully communicate, so his constantly-running inner monologue is his alone.

  4. Shadonut's Evangeline is Anton's mate. It originally started out as a joke/crackship, but they were just so cute together it was impossible to pass up making it reality! After all, if you average their coat lengths, you get one normal Mothcat. uwu 

    Eva is the only Mothcat who can understand and therefore "translate" for him. They met at the baking contest where Anton was cursed, while she still had her damaged wings, and he still had his fur. Though possessive of his treats and very conceited, something about the humble Mothcat caught his eye, and he gave her a few to take home. From there, Eva watched the results of the contest from the sidelines... 

  5. The only fur which didn't fall out after Anton got cursed was a little scruffy bit of mane - he takes INCREDIBLE care of it, using all manner of hair-care products he can find, and is paranoid that the rest of it will fall out. Consequently, it is very shiny and soft. He and Evangeline are furcare/spa buddies, and will swap tips and groom each other. 

  6. Though Anton is a master baker, specializing in all manner of pastries and sweets, since his curse he has all but lost his sweet tooth, and often ends up either throwing out or giving away his creations. His ideas for new recipes are becoming increasingly bizarre as he tries to find inspiration once more, and his refusal to taste-test can leave some of his batches a little... odd (lemon calamari muffins, anyone?). Evangeline sometimes taste-tests his less eccentric batches. He absolutely HATES candy.

  7. Anton's name and general aesthetic were inspired by Anton Ego, one of the antagonists of Ratatouille 

  8. Evangeline is the one who knit Anton's sweater, because SHE IS HIS HOT MOMMAAAAAAaaaaaaaa-!



164 by floramisa
Adorable cheeb by floramisa 

8 Facts About Lorelei

  1.  Lorelei and her sister, Victoria, have an uncanny ability to appear wherever a cappella music is needed (whether the Mothcats receiving the songs are aware or appreciative of the need for background music or not). If asked about it, Lorelei will simply give a sweet smile and play innocent.

  2. In spite of literally being green and loving plants, Lori does not have a green thumb. She can barely keep a dandelion alive, and not for lack of trying! They say that singing to plants will improve their growth, but I guess that only goes so far when you continually forget to water them. Nevertheless, she enjoys gardening as therapeutic exercise, and will gladly weed a fellow Mothcat's yard or plant some flowers for them, just for fun.

  3. Lorelei keeps an extensive journal/diary, a practice which Ozias got her started with. However, she won't let anyone read it, even him. It's actually pretty boring, though, a lot of notes on the different hobbies and professions that she's tried, and little snippets of musical notation - noting scandalous.

  4. Speaking of Ozias, he and Lorelei are each other's best non-sister friends. They constantly brag about how amazing their siblings are to each other, and swap stories and advice on being The Eldest. They even tried dating for a while, but it was horribly awkward, and they made the mutual decision that they were better off in a very close, but ultimately platonic, relationship.

  5. If I ever get a rare trait change, Lorelei is SO getting a cute curly tail, oh my gosh, that would be so adorable, could you imagine?
     
  6. In spite of being without a doubt the best of my Mothcats to ask for advice, Lorelei is the least willing to give it. How could she ever feel qualified to give her opinion when there are so many different facts you have to know to make a decision, and so many sides to every story? If anything keeps her up at night, it's the thought that she made the wrong choice mediating a dispute.
     
  7. She's also by far the nicest of the cats I currently own. I just have a mean ol' bag of cats. That doesn't mean Lori's a pushover though, especially if you activate her need to BE THE MOST RESPONSIBLE IN A GIVEN SITUATION.
     
  8. True to her lovebird-inspired design, Lorelei spends a lot of time preening her wing-feathers, and occasionally makes birdlike cheeps and chirps, especially if surprised or when thinking to herself. One of her nicknames, Lorikeet, is also bird-related, though altogether different than a lovebird (as such, she doesn't like the nickname that much, but it just kind of stuck). 



Pavan by Arquerite

8 Facts About Pavan

  1. Sapphique's children (by Zoltar and owned by me) all have names related to musical terminology, which Sapphique chose for them after they were old enough to begin to show definite personalities (which I looked up from an online glossary, because I know very little about music). A pavan/pavane is apparently "a slow processional dance common in Europe during the 16th century" (thanks Wikipedia), perfect for the bookish and even-tempered Wargrath. 

  2. Pavan is the one who taught Sapphique and all of her children how to read and write, using tattered and discarded old books his sister Aria scavenged outside of Mount Wayvern.

  3. One of the books that Aria brought home was a patchy dictionary, which Pavan has gone through multiple times. Being able to put a name and a description to his surroundings was a great source of enjoyment and comfort to him, and it quickly became his favorite book. Having learned most of his vocabulary the old tome, he's insufferably verbose.

  4. Mrs. Chippy, the Sapphique Clan's family pet, is inexplicably aggressive towards Pavan, in spite of adamantly protecting all the rest of the Gibbly's children... perhaps it's his cold demeanor. in any case, he's completely indifferent to her dislike, and loves her - insofar as he's capable - all the same. 

  5. Pavan was the first of Sapphique's children to leave her (other than the ones dead or presumed so), upon an invitation from a mysterious doctor to be his assistant. The chance to develop his knowledge and apply it to some useful purpose was a chance he couldn't let pass, and he consequently abandoned his remaining siblings. Though he begged Aria to join him, she had to stay behind and take care of the weaker members of the brood. However, she covered for him when he slipped out under cover of night, and they remain close on the occasions she visits.

  6. Pavan and Briar used to be incredibly close, until they had a falling out over the death of their siblings, Cadenza and Phase (Phase wasn't actually dead, but that's a different story), as well as Briar aligning himself with their most aggressive and arguably "evil" brother, Lyre. Pavan regrets disavowing Briar, and secretly works in his free time to find a cure/compensation for Briar's genetic disease, Ravioa.

  7. In spite of being a son of Zoltar, Pavan has never gotten access to his ice snake form - in fact, only Aria has successfully managed the transformation. Whether or not he's capable of turning into a giant fluffy snake is up in the air, as he has no real desire to, and has never made a serious effort to see if he can. If given a chance, however, he would like to study the ability in Aria.

  8. On the subject of Zoltar... Pavan has never met his estranged dad, and isn't keen to, somewhat intimidated by Sapphique's stories of his father's countless evil deeds and delightfully (according to her) nasty disposition. While he hasn't quite followed in his father's villainous footsteps, however, Pavan is definitely lacking in the "moral compass" department - so perhaps the two have more in common than the Wargrath thinks.



Tagging


Anyone who wants to do this! (-:0 Also... Sorry if you guys don't like being tagged. Or don't like memes. Or me.

1. Inkcess's Tammy!
2. Sparkling-Jade's Tori!
3. fanface's Trophe!
4. Calliopius's Tibicen!
5. dessieh's Andy!
6. Lyranell's Humphrey, Luna, or both! Or Plumpy! Gosh, all of them!
7. periwinkIe-wings's Raidyn!
8. DarlingJess's Deklan! (I know you did one for Liana so no presh to make a whole nother journal)
[Mothcats Relationship Tracker]

Since fleshing out/completing the IDs of most of my Mothcats, I figured I would post a journal as others have done so that my darlings can forge some new friendships before I set about writing blurbs (and I know how many little headshots to make for their IDs). Their IDs have more extended bios and information (such as likes/dislikes), so feel free to check up on them and see if our cats have similar hobbies (I didn't want to make this journal too long/cluttered OTL). Please don't hesitate to ask for a friendship, or maybe even a familial relationship (pref. something quasi-distant such as cousin) with one of my cats! This is only for cats I have total ownership for now (SORRY ANTON). Without further ado...
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Grinch Mothcat ID by Arquerite

Name: Wesely J. Grinchington (pls just Grinch)
Age: Adult (pretends he is far older)
Gender: Male
Personality: Grouchy, narcissistic, irreverent, snarky, enigmatic 

Short Bio: Though it seems as if Grinch has left his days of Mothcat and/or Christmas abduction behind, he remains a grumpy and ill-tempered Aldoran. Grinch's involvement as Team Whoville's mascat/self-proclaimed leader showed his small stature came hand-in-hand with a giant Napoleon complex. Egotistical and all but impervious to the comments of naysayers, he has firm ideas about how the world works and the solutions to others' problems. He is nevertheless an attentive listener, and is "gracious" enough to distribute such tidbits of wisdom and advice, whether others ask for it or not. In spite of his talkative nature, his personal life, aspirations, or origins remain shrouded in mystery. 

Family: None
Friends: Myrrh, Lakshmi, Eve, Grump, Raidyn, Tammy
Enemies: Myrrh, Most Advent Mothcats

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Myrrh Mothcat ID by Arquerite

Name: Myrrh (pronounced mur)
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Female
Personality: Aloof, standoffish, proud, industrious, studious, eloquent, deliberate.

Short Bio: A conceited Mothcat who, for the most part, keeps to herself - attempts at conversation with her often results in snide cast-offs. Myrrh aspires to be a lapidary artist. A natural perfectionist and genuine workaholic, she will often stay up late into the night memorizing crystal habits and studying theories she may never be able to put into practice. In the meantime, her skills are employed towards more achievable goals, such as collecting and appraising precious stones. Since meeting other Mothcats who enjoy her love of geology, or at the very least are willing to listen to her talk about Bowen’s reaction series far longer than is socially acceptable, Myrrh has opened up a bit in the presence of company. She no longer considers the occasional day of relaxation or bit of conversation an utter waste of time, though you’d be hard pressed to get her to consider trying anything so frivolous as having “fun.”

Relationship Status: Taken, by her favorite rock Deklan <3
Family: Ozias (older brother), Althea (cousin)
Friends: Grinch, Bryer, Tibicen, Andy, Raidyn
Enemies: Grinch

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Ozias Mothcat ID by Arquerite

Name: Ozias (Oz, Ozzy)
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Male
Personality: Lazy, kind, easygoing, shy, anxious - but good at compartmentalizing, is fluffy a personality trait?

Short Bio: The older brother of Myrrh, and her opposite in many respects. Needless to say, he is the more approachable of the duo, easy to engage in conversation and willing to tolerate even the most tedious of small-talk - provided that the group he's chatting with is relatively small. Oz shares little of his sister's ambition, preferring a nap in the sun or an amble by a stream to working and studying. Firm about wanting to live life by his own terms, even if his aspirations don't reach beyond three square meals and enough leisure time to stop and smell the flowers, he is not often found in places or situations he doesn't want to be in. He's a bit of a homebody by consequence, and a Mothcat of habit. A (poor) poet by nature, he can sometimes be found composing rhymes on the spot. He is skittish and wary around humans.

Family: Myrrh (younger sister)
Friends: Deklan, Bryer, Rhinoe, Argus, Lorelei, Liana, Dusk (AU Friend)
Enemies: None... yet!

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Lorelei Mothcat ID by Arquerite

Name: Lorelei (Lori, Lorikeet)
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Female
Personality: Responsible, motherly, level-headed, indecisive, sociable, inquisitive, protective

Short Bio: A former pet Mothcat who came to Aldora with her sister, Victoria, so they could experience life to the fullest. Lorelei is a relentlessly caring Mothcat who has yet to find her true goal in life, but makes up for it by engaging with others on their hobbies and passions. As such, it seems as if she knows a little bit about everything. She is very responsible, though on occasion to the point of being overly strict; for all her willingness to try new things, Lorelei isn’t one for “diving in” – she dips her toes in novelty, and if the water isn’t too cold then makes her choice to engage with it fully. Though her design is based off of a lovebird, Lorelei is a definite magpie when it comes to opinions; instead of providing her own on a matter, she prefers to listen to those of others, ask questions, and carefully turn them over in her mind. Those with whom she shares her true feelings on important matters are dear friends indeed. 

Family: Victoria (younger sister)
Friends: Ozias, Liana
Enemies: None... yet!

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Eve Mothcat ID by Arquerite

Name: Eve
Age: Teenager
Gender: Female
Personality: Mischievous, sarcastic, confident, energetic, headstrong, reckless, loyal 

Short Bio: Though a sweet and shy Mothkitten in her youth, upon shedding her baby fur, going through a growth spurt, and gaining autonomy, Eve discovered she had a rebellious streak a mile wide. Still in the midst of exploring her newfound autonomy, Eve is a total teenager, fluctuating between apathy, exuberance, and rare bouts of sentimentality seemingly a whim as she tries to figure out her identity and place in life. Luckily for her, there a plenty Mothcats of a similar age on Aldora with whom she can share her ideas and get into trouble, and to whom she is fiercely loyal. She spends her time lazing around, causing mischief, exploring, and complaining about "the man" (she's not quite sure who that is, but it seemed like the thing to do). Is there still a sweet and loving side hiding behind her rough exterior, too afraid of rejection to present itself to others? Eh, maybe.

Family: Plumpy (Adoptive Father), Tiger Lily (Sister)
Friends: Haru, Althea, Grinch, Raidyn
Enemies: Tisias (aka Walking Disco Ball, aka Arts & Crafts Gone Wrong, aka...)

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That's about it! If you have any questions, please ask~

Mothcats and all subspecies are a closed species by floramisa. You cannot make your own!

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Edit: Wow, I can't believe it! Toydoqs, Calliopius, and floramisa are amazing. Go look at my page. Lookatit! I am now amazing cool and popular, and moreover the proud owner of a really fancy pixel cake, which will be displayed on my page until the end of time, or Deviantart, whichever comes first.



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Hello, Deviants. I have a confession.

For years, I have visited the pages of other, more popular Deviants, and seen it in the top right corner of their page...

The Delicious Cake Badge.

Some had mere slices - others, a level or two... but some... Some magical, inspiring Deviants proudly boasted the entire Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake, in all of its magnificence! Don't know what I'm talking about? Look here: moonbeam13.deviantart.com/badg…

Wow. That truly is a fantastic pixel cake. I figured I would never have a chance at pinning my own little display of Deviantart extravagance to my page, but recently, Toydoqs has reignited my quest with her generous donation of my first cake slice.

Which brings me here, now. Friends, watchers, and fellow Deviants - would you be willing to help me fulfill my long-held dream of being amazing and popular loved and also having a small picture of a cake on my page?

One slice of cake costs 80 :points:; and can be donated to a page in the same way that llamas are. I'd be happy to provide a quick-ish sketch in return, either digital or traditional, as per your request!

If we work together, I'm sure we can make even the somewhat unlikelyimpossible a reality! 


(I'm mostly kidding, but seriously, if you'd be willing to get me a slice of cake for a sketch, hmu)
Borrowed from exdog/floramisa/DarlingJess uwu

Ok since doing this I realized I'm in love with every design ever made? And I spent way too long on this?

Bolded = Ultimate Favorite
Underlined = Ultimate Un-Favorite

I'll preface this by saying I take designs on a case-by-case basis, much like I do music (I have a few songs I like from a variety of different styles, I won't turn my nose up at something automatically because it's "Country" or "Rap," etc., however, there are definite themes that I enjoy in designs, and I think it will be valuable (at least for me) to articulate them here! Especially if I ever do a design commission or design trade with someone else.

Just 'cause something is listed under my "Don'ts' doesn't mean I won't like a design that incorporates those elements, but I think in a general sense I won't be as inclined towards it.

I'm gonna add some examples from my "Design Favorites" folder to illustrate the things I do really like here. The vast majority aren't mine or owned by me, just creations from others I've collected over the years for inspiration. Please check out all of these lovely artists!

General Feel

Do
  • Either Feral or Human/Humanoid
  • A simple yet creative theme executed well. It doesn't have to be complicated to be elegant! 
  • Natural colors and markings
Don't
  • Furry Anthro - As seen above, I generally prefer one or the other. I'm not super good at drawing the middle-ground
  • Not into that punk aesthetic

Species Preferences

Do
  • Griffins
  • Dragons 
  • Cervids and many other hoofed mammals (bovines such as goats and bison)
  • Birds, esp. birds of prey/owls, corvids 
  • Creatures/monsters
  • Big cats
  • Moth or butterfly-inspired touches such as wings + antennae

Don't
  • Pokemon
  • Wolves and Dogs - Meh, just not my jam. I do like canines with "interesting" body types, such as foxes or maned wolves
  • Horses - I love horse designs, but couldn't see myself ever... owning one, if that makes sense?
  • MLP - there are so many MLP designs I adore, but I don't really have a context or universe they could fit in if I bought them!

Body Type Preferences

Do
  • Add some spider legssss
  • Elegant, willowy
  • Stocky too
  • Eh, I'm fine with pretty much anything
  • Light gore is awesome, such as partially exposed skulls or ribs, but nothing too "over-the-top"
Don't
  • Too smol - I like creatures that I could conceivably draw in some detail/semi-realistically if I wanted to
  • Too muscley (you don't want me to try and figure out muscle anatomy)
  • Eyeless/blind creatures
  • ...tentacles/jellyfish feelers...

Color/Theme Preferences


Uh, note... not all at the same time.
Do
  • Gold accents with anything! - Gold and black, gold and brown, pale gold, gold and wine red, gold and blue... *continues listing colors with gold*
  • Other metallic accents such as silver and copper
  • Natural colors, esp. drawn from real animals or plants
  • Beige/cream
  • Blues and purples, esp. unsaturated
  • Autumn themes, muted "fire" colors
  • Wintery themes
  • Space/stellar themes
  • Iridescence
  • "Pastel Goth"


Don't
  • GREY! Maybe as an accent, and that's not to say it can't be done well, but I can't stand unsaturated grey as a base color!
Greeyyyyyy by Arquerite
  • Bright yellow as a main color
  • Come to think of it, most supersaturated colors (see the top-right corner of the color picker above)
  • Lime green (Sarine is an exception 'cause homegirl owns it)
  • Swampy colors
  • Colors too dark for me to shade competently
  • Neon - unless for specific markings that sometimes glow or something

Marking Preferences

Do
  • Stripes, fancy stripes
  • Scale markings 
  • "Celtic"
  • Tribal markings
  • Fawn spots
  • Natural/based off existing animals or plants/flowers - but, you know, with your own spin on it!
  • "Patches" of colors
  • Freckles
  • Bioluminescence/glowing markings
  • Systematic complexity - I am fine with fairly complex markings as long as there is a rhyme and reason to them, or a pattern that is fundamentally easy to replicate
Don't
  • Natural markings mixed with artificial lines in a non-intuitive way
  • Straight lines or harsh edges, too many geometric shapes
  • Plaid as a marking (fine for clothing)
  • Polka dots (not so cool in clothing)
  • Messy, "random-looking" or overly-complex

Clothing/Accessories Preferences


Man, I don't really care too much if it's impractical for that animal or person to wear or put on as long as it's not egregious and looks cool. There aren't a lot of things that I don't like. ...Yeah, I'll just be over here pretending that my deer/kangaroo hybrid can hold a fancy sword.

I'm super bad at accessories so all the wonderful clothes people come up with for their designs just astound me!
Do
  • Flowers - Especially paler/relatively unsaturated colors (dusky roses, etc)
  • Feathers (as a component of the creature as well)
  • Jewelry
  • Flowing, Hooded Cloaks, Caplets
  • Scarves
  • Knit Sweaters/Turtlenecks
  • Braids in manes or hair
  • Lace
  • Embroidery
  • Armor pieces/metal, though not necessarily "full plate"
  • Bells
  • Paisley
Don't
  • Uh... rain boots?
  • Wrappings everywhere
  • Overly "sci-fi" aesthetic
  • Belts that don't make sense/have a purpose on feral characters.


Miscellaneous Preferences

Likes
  • Vibrant/striking eyes or pupils, especially when paired with natural/comparatively unsaturated colors
  • In that same vein, deliberate instances of bright color in otherwise neutral designs
  • Fluffy manes/ruffs, like not fluffy everywhere but pointed use of fluff power
  • Spiiiikkkkes, antlers
  • Dragonfly wings
  • Glowey fiery magic/energy and stuff
  • Scales
  • Fish fins/frills
  • I'm gonna put spider legs on here again
  • Folded ears
Dislikes
  • Too many holes my trypophobia pls
  • Seed/egg things like on Sceptile argghhh or pustules
  • Food designs.
  • Long/bunny ears
  • Ooze
  • Heterochromia or drastically different eyes (esp. when on a many-eyes creature)
Hi guys! I recently started winter break after a long semester, and that means that soon I'll have a lot more time for more art~ stay tuned for updates from me in the future, and feel free to comment if there's a type of art (watercolor, designs, etc) you'd like to see from me!

That out of the way, I'd like to introduce...

Smol Logo by floramisa
(I tried to link the above graphic made by the creators to the journal itself but didn't know how so here's the link instead!)

I recently joined a super engaging closed species group, Mothcats, which is very active and has adorable characters and designs run by floramisa and reptrion. They're running a winter-themed Star Wars parody event at the moment, in which you can win fun prizes and share in triumph and defeat with your friends by earning and throwing snowballs at unsuspecting NPCs. Aruiya, DarlingJess, and I have banded together to form a mighty team, Team Whoville, lead by our fearless Mascat, Grinch!

We're looking for a fourth member, and you don't need a Mothcat to participate. If you like closed species, and suddenly realize you need more cute art of cats in your life, I'd highly recommend you join the group - even if you don't wish to aid us in our noble cause~

So check it out! I definitely don't get free snowballs for this journal, no sir! :3c
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Name/Username: Arquerite
Rank: S+


Mothcats Owned:

Pixel Icons by aquilala 
41 By Veloxaquila-daqsral by Arquerite    41. Eve - [ID Card]
70 By Veloxaquila-daqvm25 by Arquerite    70. Ilex - [ID Card]
81 By Veloxaquila-daqssi0 by Arquerite    81. Grinch - [ID Card]
90 By Veloxaquila-daqsmy8 by Arquerite    90. Shenandoah - [ID Card]
115 By Veloxaquila-daqvnm4 by Arquerite    115. Myrrh - [ID Card]
161 By Veloxaquila-daqvp40 by Arquerite    161. Anton - [ID Card] (Co-Owned with Shadonut)
164 By Veloxaquila-daqso5z by Arquerite    164. Lorelei - [ID Card]
184 By Veloxaquila-dar3scq by Arquerite    184. Ozias - [ID Card]
221 By Veloxaquila-dar6axw by Arquerite    221. Caspian - [ID Card]
255 By Veloxaquila-daqzau0 by Arquerite    255. Brandy - [ID Card]
300 By Veloxaquila-dar7b7l by Arquerite    300. Citha - [ID Card]

          314. Valentine

          315. Flannery - [ID Card]
368 By Veloxaquila-daqsu2h by Arquerite    368. Damien - [ID Card]

          513. Shackleton


Subspecies Owned:


Cheshire - Common Female Bumblebun
Hawk - Common Male Bumblebun
Praline - Noble Male Bumblebun

Bank Account:

 | 9  | 4 

Inventory:


Crafting Materials


Chopsticks by floramisa Chopsticks
Copper Wire by floramisa Copper Wire   
Feather by MothkittenFeather (pile)

String by floramisa String (x2)
Glass Shard by Mothkitten Glass Shards (x6)
Wood - Stick by MothkittenStick (x25)
Wool by MothkittenWool (x2)
Leather - Raw by MothkittenLeather (x3)
  Fabric - White by MothkittenWhite Cloth
  Thread - White by Mothkitten  White Thread


Silk - Grey by Mothkitten Grey Silk (x3)
String - Grey by MothkittenGrey String
Thead - Silver by MothkittenSilver Thread
Gears by Mothkitten Gears
Lace by MothkittenLace


Crafting Materials - Stones and Precious Items 

Band - Gold by Mothkitten Gold Band
Rock - Blue Lace Agate by Mothkitten Agate - Blue Lace
Rock by MothkittenRock
Rock - Moonstone by Mothkitten Moonstone
Pendant - Jade: 2 by MothkittenJade Pendant 2
Rock - Topaz Gemstone by MothkittenTopaz
Rock - Gold Ore by MothkittenGold Nugget
Rock - Copper Ore by MothkittenCopper Nugget
Token - Gold by MothkittenGold Token
Rock - Tumbled Keystone by Mothkitten Tumbled Keystones
Rock - Obsidian by MothkittenObsidian
Rock - Olivine by Mothkitten Olivine
Rock - Fire Agate by MothkittenFire Agate
Rock - Pallasite by MothkittenPallasite
Rock - Emerald by MothkittenEmerald

Dyes


Dye - Red by MothkittenRed Dye
Dye - Pink by MothkittenPink Dye
Dye - Orange by MothkittenOrange Dye
Black Dye (x2)

Accessories

Pin - Sakura by Mothkitten Sakura Pin
Scarf - Fancy by MothkittenScarf - Fancy


 Flowery Straw Sun Hat (for Lorelei)
 Imitation Trident

Faded Red Bow (For Shenandoah)
Cool Kid Aviators (For Grinch)
 Black Beanie (For Eve)
 Heather Beanie (For Caspian)
Black Bow

Accessories - Scarves

Team Whoville Scarf
  Mothscouts Scarf (x3)
Faded Red Scarf (For Shenandoah)
Harvest Scarf
Harvest Striped Scarf
Forest Scarf
Pumpkin Striped Scarf
 Bones Scarf (For Eve)
 Grey Silk Scarf



Spider Stash


Cobweb
Spidner (x7)
Spiny Orb Weaver
Black-and-Yellow Spider
Mirror Spider
Candy Cup Spider

Companions and Related Items

MRS Chipmunk by MothkittenCHIPPY

Black Marked Mouse (For Grinch)
  Spoopy Ghost 1 by Mothkitten Spoopy Ghost #1
 Firefly
  Honey Hamster (For Valentine)
Crab Apple

Vampire Rat
Cockatiel 
Companion Whistle (x1)
Fishtank (x2)
Companion Bait (x47 pellets)



Housing Items


Rock Stand w/ Purple Orb

Small Bow;

Heart Pillow

Quill and Ink (x2)
Ornate Mirror (x2)
Pawprint Painting



Flowers and Related Items


Hyacinth
Forget-Me-Nots (x2)
Enoki Mushroom
Brown Mushroom
Small Bag of Seeds (x2)
Flower - Rose by MothkittenRose (x10)
Bouquet of Roses

Flower Crown - Baby's Breath by MothkittenBaby's Breath Flower Crown
Flower Crown - Pink Rose by MothkittenPink Rose Flower Crown
Flower Crown - Red Rose by MothkittenRed Rose Flower Crown


Misc. Items


Spiral Cone Shell (For Shenandoah)
Rainbow Slinky
Silver Slinky
Closed Oyster
Rion Springs Bath Token
Light Brown Rowboat, Co-owned with DarlingJess
Star Balloon


Trait Change and MYO Tickets


Common Trait Change Ticket






Mothcats and all subspecies are owned by floramisa
You cannot make your own! 

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