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Dark Optimist (ART VOODOO 101 Lives! Again!)

Member #7827 created: 2003-05-06 03:06:20Simple URL:   

Name: Blaine Mailloux


It's about time I change my "profile pic" to a picture of my, well, profile.

A picture is worth a thousand words. It's up to you to decide what this one says.


The home page for my online portfolio I'm currently putting together.

It's kind of hard to see with the size restrictions, but it should be up and operational soon.

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["MYSELF"(from a poetic stand-point)]

I've decided to give myself a sobriquet, because I felt like it, and also because it's an interesting way to see how one views oneself. So, without further gilding of the lily, I give you my sobriquet:

Vessel of apparent egotism, wanton quoter, quick-witted fiend, bard of innuendo, agent of intelligence, loather of stupidity, embodiment of sarcasm, seeker of knowledge, postulant for wisdom, exploiter of big words, desultory ranter, and purveyor of trivial knowledge and oddities.


["MYSELF"(from a general stand-point)]

Basically, I'm a twenty-two year old Canadian guy with black Irish colouring (black hair, blue eyes, pale skin, gets crispy in the sun, etc.) that spends more time in his head than anywhere else(and no, I don't mean in a crazy voices-are-speaking-to-me kind of way).

I'm a tad arrogant, have a twisted sense of humour, I'm a tad shy, a bit of a prude, and my ego could be named a state capital(or, in my case, a provincial capital). ;p 

I have A LOT of interests(as seen under "My Likes"), most of which i've studied on my own throughout the years. I could be considered one of those people that "know a lot of things about a lot of things"--A jack of all trades, or a Renaissance man, if you will.
If you were to compare me to a famous artist, DaVinci would probably be the most accurate. I'm an idea man, and a very terrible incompletist-- not so much because I'm terribly lazy(although it could be that too) but because I have so many ideas that I'm trying to turn into a tangible reality in a very short amount of time.

My goal in life is to win the lottery and spend the rest of my days doing whatever I feel like. Failing that, I hope to become a financially solvent visual development artist...which is just a fancy way of saying concept artist.



sarcasm : stylish elegance: verbal battles of wit/banter : fantasy: sci-fi : dragons : dinosaurs: vampires: concept design : drawing/sketching : writing stories : landscaping : feng shui : interior design : girl-next-door types : using big words to confuse people : creativity : dark optimism : winter colours (black, blue, silver) with the exception of amber : reading excessively : quoting people and/in movies : ranting : puzzles(cardboard and otherwise) : violent storms : historical romance novels : watching movies : chatting with friends : yoga : tai chi : running/jogging : lurking on message boards : researching interesting topics : trivial knowledge : brooding : psychology: parapsychology/the paranormal : astrology : forensics : self-enlightenment: collecting pictures for reference : medieval weaponry : Japan(pretty much everything about it) : celtic designs : mythology(mainly Greek) : languages : philosophy : technology(techno-gadgetry) : history : geography : role-playing PC games : useless/obscure trivia/facts : badminton : floor hockey : ultimate frisbee : 80's music : the piano/guitar/violin : paleontology : archaeology : astronomy : architecture : lame puns : writing pretentious yet respectful letters to various locations(i.e. : Extra large french vanilla cappuccinos from Tim Horton's : etc.



mediocrity : boredom : when the electricity goes off at night : peeing in the dark : touching chalkboards : uncertainty : ignorance : politics : organized religion : racism : dumb questions : small-minded/shallow people : second-hand smoke : being patronized : doing chores : extreme temperatures : screaming children : empty promises : the necessity of eating and sleeping : having dirty hands : the average male lifespan : anxiety : depression : deliberate cruelty : fluorescent lighting : smoke detectors : banal/trite social chit-chat: etc.   



***The following was written at 4:30 in the morning, due to insomnia. Spelling mistakes may occur.

Role-Playing Games

I can get REALLY caught up in RPG's. I mean, I'll research the entire game(read: find out best possible combinations of class/stats/race/etc. and read entire game manual) before I even attempt to play it. Obsessive? Maybe.
There's actually a good quote for this(I have a quote for everything it seems): 

**"barbarian" can be substituted for another class

"Creating the "perfect" barbarian is one of the most important decisions in your life, along with buying a house, getting married, etc. You will need to weigh up all the things you want and need, type of weapon, strength or dexterity, human or Half-Orc. Also you will have to decide if you are going to multi-class at all, and if you do, what will you multi-class with? All these factors can make a computer geek go crazy, or neglect their social life. This is why I am here, to help the unfortunate souls who are caught in the "Spiral of Never Ending Possibilities".

~Will Cornelius

Precognitive Ablitities

A psychic gene seems to run in my mother's side of the family, and pops up every second decade or so. I seem to have gotten a bit of it, as i'm not going to claim that my abilities are any too strong.
I can sometimes see the future events in my dreams--daydreaming included--(although I don't know it's the future at the time) and it's pretty random and I have no control over it. I've also noticed that i've gotten the exact same "deja vu" a few times throughout various times in my life. Sometimes the occurrences are, literally, years apart. It's kind of interesting and, at the same time, frustrating to believe that i'm just repeating the same moment in my life over and over again.
It's also possible that I have some empathic abilities, but it might be that i'm just better at reading people's emotions since i'm an artist and study expressions, etc. 

Wanton Quoting

It was actually a surprise for me to learn that I'm quite the shameless quoter. I had no idea that I knew so many quotes, and that I use them so much in everyday conversation.
Some of you that have messaged me must be fighting galactic space wars if you've never noticed the colossal amount of quotes I've spewed your way.
I suppose it's just my way of sharing my zen-like wisdom with the world. ;p

Zero Short-Term Memory

Now, I'm not as bad as Dory from Disney's "Finding Nemo", but I don't remember things unless I'm constantly reminded.
Because I spend so much time brooding, I have almost no concept of time, and so, do not remember to do things when I'm supposed to. You can ask me to put the roast in at 1:00, and I'll most likely forget all about it(even if 1:00 is only 20 minutes away) until I come out of my "brooding trance", which could take hours. 



Want to learn how to manipulate people subconciously with your art? Of course you do! To learn how, visit Art Voodoo 101!

The stuff about me that used to be here can now be found at About A Boy

Coming Soon!

Are you not quite an optimist, but not quit a pessimist? If so, you should join the Order of the Dark Optimists --"Our clouds are lined with sheet-lightning!"



An intelligent life-form(despite being lobotomized by aliens ;p), adept with the English language, dangerous with a notebook, pointer-outer of spelling mistakes, and fellow Dark Optimist: [mutant virago]

Creator of "Blame the Flying Monkey"(which I love/eMjoy, btw), word alchemist, fellow bookworm, quasi-fiancée(a.k.a. "Dear". I think I'll call her my "Georgia Peach" from now on, lol. XP), and the only other person I know that is capable of spewing out colossal masses of Disney quotes: [All Angels Wear Blue]

I'll get to the rest later....


Age: 24Year of birth: 1986Month of birth: 1Day of birth: 25

Gender: male

Fantasy race personality: Elf

Elftownworldmap missing.

Place of living: Canada - Ontario

Town: Inside my head

Known languages
Sign LanguageEnglishFrench

Elfwood artist: Yes

Elfwood writer: No

Favorite drawing objects

Computer interests
graphicsinformation seekingJava
musicprogrammingstrategy games
use communitiesvideoweb design

alternativeclassicalfolk music
gothgrungeheavy metal
popprogressive metalrock

Other interests
board gamesbookscard games
catschasing the preferred sexchess
cookingcrime storiesdogs
plantspoetryrole playing

Civil status: single

Sexual preference: opposite sex

Body shape: normal

Height: 180

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