It's a bit of a board tradition for me. At one point we had a bunch of default avatars and I thought it was funny that Vincent was one of them so I chose it. I had to rebuild it recently when we moved to a new format. Oddly it caused me to pop the game back in just for nostalgia.
I always thought bonsai were cool. One look at my garden, however, would tell you why I have never attempted such a relatively labor-intensive horticultural project.
I don't have much of a backyard right now... with all the snow for like... 8 months. I haven't found a bonsai tree I like that can handle nearly no sunlight for that amount of time. I'm hoping I'll find one... or maybe I have to be a lot less picky! ^^;
Maybe you could find a tree or shrub that goes dormant in the winter. I read an article years ago about the various trees and shrubs used for bonsai, but I don't remember what they all were anymore. Another option would be to use grow lights or full-spectrum lights. Even standard flourescents might work, but I know they make lights which are designed for plants; you should be able to find them in any well-stocked lighting section.