Sunday, May 8, 2022

SuicideGirl Gamer of the Month: Valori (Hopeful)

Why did you choose the name 'Valori'?

My nickname is part of my last name and I thought it could relate to value and it's even a reference to the name of Amy Winehouse's song: ''Valerie'." It's not the same word but it reminds me a little bit.

How long have you been a part of the SuicideGirls community?

I joined in May 2021, when I became Hopeful, but I've been following SG on other social medias since around 2019.

Where are you from? 

I'm Brazilian, I live in a state called Espirito Santo.

What first got you interested in video games?

I played more games after I started designing sprites and characters for games in pixel art, so what interests me is getting into a different reality and having fun. The types of games I like best are RPGs because you use your imagination and follow a rhythm in history. I also like 2d platform games a lot.

What are you playing currently?

I always have to play the games I'm helping to develop, hopefully in the future I can share them with you! But I also started playing "Life Is Strange" to pass the time on New Year's Eve and I'm kind of enjoyed it. In it you have to choose your destiny and you can go back in time. I haven't finished playing yet.

Favorite video game? 

My favorite games are Apocalypse Night and Crystal Wars for now! 

Do you cosplay?

I still haven't been able to invest in any cosplay, but I love it! I simply want to invest in the Lust cosplay of Fullmetal Alchemist, Evelyn and Morgana from League of Legends. That would be awesome!

Tell me a little bit about your tattoos.

Well, my chest tattoo is a sun. It means a lot of light, strength and is something very striking. I really like it, it's one of my favorites. My tattoo on my right arm is a small kitten, because I like cats a lot and I really miss a cat that was my companion. The biggest one is a snake wrapped in a black rose, (she has no real meaning to me, but unfortunately I did it the day my mother died, and I didn't know it), so it literally marked me. I also have a sign that represents my mother and sisters.

On my back is a heartagram, (it was my first tattoo, hope to do something big in the future and maybe I'll cover it). And on my leg, I have hopeful writing on the thighs and a black-eyed girl's face. That's all for now. There are some more tattoos I'll be doing soon, so I'll post to show you guys soon!

Tell me more about how you got into designing game sprites / characters. Are you very artistic? 

Since I was a child, I've been drawing on sheets and painting on walls. I don't remember exactly how old I started but I was very easy to draw. I started doing digital art in 2019 and since then I've been trying to progress in this area. My instagram for more arts and drawings: @gotsarts

I've been learning pixel art and I made some sprites and characters for a game called Crystal Wars. It's a platform game, where you need to collect crystals and go through the levels, it's relatively new and it's available on Google play, there's still a new update so I hope you like it: 

Also, I'm working on a little game called MINICATS, It's more related to kids. It's about taking care of a kitten and there are lots of extra games.  

Finally, I've been working on a little game that will be released on steam in the future but I can't give too many spoilers!

Outside of gaming and modeling what are some of your other hobbies?

Unfortunately for now I don't have as many hobbies as I would like, but I'm makeup artist and   I really like to cook, I love making cookies and cakes. 

Where can fans find more of you?


Sunday, April 10, 2022

SuicideGirl Gamer of the Month: Ravennoxx (Hopeful)

Why did you choose the name "Ravennoxx"?

Well, Raven is my favorite DC character! Growing up I felt so close to her storyline and how hard she works to balance the power within her while carving her own path regardless of others expectations. Nox is the spell from Harry Potter to extinguish lights, so as a witch and nerd myself I wanted that represented in my name thus Raven Noxx. 

How long have you been a part of the SuicideGirls community?

I attended the Blackheart Burlesque twice back in 2017 and 2018 and received my recruitment card there! I have been a hopeful since 2020, my first set was shot in May of 2021 and dropped in November of 2021.So I have been actively on the site since June of 2021!

Where are you from? 

I’m originally from the Bay Area in California but I am an honorary Texan after living here since my teens! 

Can you tell me a bit more about being a witch? (I'm assuming you've read The Kybalion?)

I have read it! The principles are found in most religions but my magic is more eclectic and unique to myself to slap just one label on. 

What got you interested in video games?

I was lucky enough to have a mom who loved video games so they were always around! I remember her playing Spyro, Crash Bandicoot and Rayman on our PlayStation 1. There's been a PlayStation in my home ever since!

What are you playing currently? 

I’m currently playing Elder Scrolls Online and the Sims 4 on my twitch ravennoxx666! I am impatiently waiting for Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands! I love the Borderlands series. I even have a tattoo for it! 

Favorite game? Movie? Tv show? Band? 

Favorite game of all time would probably have to be God Of War 3 just because it was the first game I sat down and played until I beat it. One weekend later I finished it and fell in love! Favorite movie is a bit harder to choose because I can be a bit of a cinephile so my favorite director is Quentin Tarantino, he can showcase my soles whenever! The cinematography of his movies is so breathtaking with great soundtracks! My favorite television show is probably Futurama, bring Bender back baby! My forever reigning favorite band is the Deftones! Chino Moreno has the vocal range of an angel!

Tell me a little bit about your tattoos. 

Well all of my tattoos have a meaning to me, even if it is the story behind it! I have a headdress or war bonnet on my right side to signify my indigenous roots and to help me in all battles I face. I have a Colt 45 under a garter on my right leg because I used to competitively shoot with one. On my left side I have a large space scene because it's so fascinating to me! I have always loved the stars and the idea of interstellar travel and living.  There’s so many more to cover but I’ll stick with those three big ones! 

What are some characters that you have cosplayed? 

So my first full not closet cosplay was Poison Ivy! I have cosplayed as a Camp Counselor from Crystal Lake, Ghost face, Elvira, Raven, Sam from Trick or Treat, Sookie Stackhouse from Trueblood, A Vault Dweller from Fallout and Sheego of course! Quite a lot of horror, but mostly nerdy. 

What are your future plans for cosplays? 

I would really like to revisit my vault dweller cosplay! I have a pretty awesome Lord of the Rings elf cosplay in the works, and I may have a Tiny Tina coming for the drop of the new game. 

Have you seen The Batman yet? As a DC fan, what did you think of it?

I did go see the new Batman on opening week! Definitely will go see it more times before it leaves the big screen! I loved the return to detective roots of Batman, it reminded me of the Animated Series. The fun new aspects they included as backstories for some of the characters were delightful treats! 

What's your biggest pet peeve?

Littering, protect mother nature yo! 

What are some of your other hobbies outside of video games and modeling?

I’m a huge fan of getting tattoos, each new piece of artwork expresses a new part of my story. I love to shoot guns! I used to competitively shoot as a kid, it’s a great pastime.  

Where can fans find more of you?

My Links:

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My Instagram:


Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Cosplay Gallery Spotlight: Mikomi Hokina

The Cosplay Gallery Spotlight is not an interview, but merely a collection of images featuring a choice cosplayer to help introduce fans to them and their work. These images from the cosplayer's shared social media posts.

Today we are looking at Mikomi Hokina.

Enjoy this gallery of 12 amazing images.

If you wish to find more of her work, check her on: