Power User Profile: Blue Blazer

This week's "Power User Profile" features frequent contest winner Blue Blazer, whose portrait in the "Head-Winners" set has already adorned a number of fantastic creations from other folks. Herein we learn that his success is actually due to his being the reincarnation of Pablo Picasso. Not the artist, but a bookie from Cleveland by the same name who died in 1934. Good guy.

  1. A photo (or drawing) of you in "real life":
  2. Online name used in HeroMachine environs: Blue Blazer
  3. Real name: Will Gross
  4. Real city/state/country: High Point, NC, USA
  5. Real job: Assistant warehouse supervisor
  6. Real age: 30
  7. Gender: Male
  8. Married/single:Single

  9. Online archive of your creations (if any): http://forums.ugo.com/showthread.php?t=29487
  10. The best piece of HeroMachine art you've created: in my opinion, this:

    But based on feedback from others, probably this:

  11. Favorite all-time geeky movie if any: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade if that counts as geeky, The Dark Knight if it doesn't
  12. Favorite all-time geeky book if any: Ender's Game
  13. Favorite all-time geeky TV show if any: Heroes
  14. Favorite all-time comic book character: Two-Face
  15. If you could have one super-heroic power in real life, you'd choose: Self-propelled flight

  16. In your leisure time you like to: Hang out with my son, play guitar badly, read, and of course Heromachine.
  17. Character design turn-ons (things you love to see that make for a good design): Subtlety, creative use of items to make new items, inventive poses.
  18. Character design turn-offs (things you hate to see that make for a bad design): Excessive primary colors, inappropriate shading colors, incorrectly proportioned faces, overload of items for the sake of making the character look cool.
  19. Best tip for a HeroMachine newbie: The facial features are already set in the correct place. It ain't broke, so don't try to fix it. Also, villains' costumes don't always have to be black and/or red; two of the most recognizable DC Comics villains wear green and purple.

  20. Any personal message you'd like to share with the HeroMachine community about Geek Life: Don't be ashamed of your geekiness. Embrace your imagination, even if others don't. It's possible to be geeky and cool at the same time. Don't compromise your creativity for popularity, because creative minds are becoming rarer and rarer the more people are spoon-fed entertainment with evolving technology. Read any book you can get your hands on. Think for yourself. Be what you think is cool, and don't worry about what others think. You only get one shot at life, so shape yours the way YOU want it to be.

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