I’ve really been doubling down on my Vocaloid OC, Haruko Mint (or just Mint), and I wanted to solidify some info about her character and the like now that I have a better idea of what she’s like, and how her character works.
So, more background: Mint primarily sings future wave and future funk music. But Mint only sings part-time, or when she’s on tour with Queen. Her passion is videogames.
With the negativity, bigotry, and other general garbage surrounding the gaming industry, Mint felt like her talents and upbeat personality would best be served
Mint’s programming lets her plug into the games she’s playing and “become” the character, aesthetically. This is her biggest gimmick as an LPer, and what allowed her to grow her fanbase, to the point that artists even drew art of her as the characters she plays:
She generally likes to play JRPG and Action
Mint runs a tight ship on her channel, with a thoroughly enforced set of rules. Her roommates, Bubblegum and Aprajita, will sometimes mod her channel during Twitch streams, and even play games with her when they aren’t busy (for pay, of course!). She hopes that her prescense will inspire other girls to get into gaming, both from a development and content creation perspective, and in turn improve the environment for anyone that wants to be part of the industry without being harassed or discouraged.
In light of that aspiration, it is important to know that Mint will take shit from no one. Her infamous fight with a harasser at
People often ask: what the heck is up with Mint’s
When Mint is on break, she can be found in the local skatepark, where she can be found grinding her way to relaxation. She picked up the sport a few years previous and enjoyed the freedom and spontaneity it allowed her. Fans looking to score a selfie with the girl would find their best chances there, assuming she’s in good enough of a mood.
That’s all I can think of at the moment, but if there’s more I want to develop of Mint’s story, I’ll make another post! In the meanwhile, here’s a fun page that has all the art of Mint made so far, as well as her hex colors:
See ya next time!
Mint is a writer and designer living in Denver(ish) Colorado. He likes Philly Cheesesteaks, eclectic music genres, awful Horror Movies, and sleeping because he is always tired. He doesn’t know why this is in 3rd person, but he’s heard it makes you sound more sophisticated, so he’s sticking with it.
He is currently writing “The Freelancers,” a novel about gay kids with psychic powers.