About Me

I suppose I will start by saying my name is Red, my real name is Alana but I'm more used to people calling me Red. I have been Red for over 7 years now, online. I am a 23, soon to be 24 year old female from Toronto, Ontario Canada (No, it is not always cold here!). Now how I came to be called Red...long story short... First of all there is this great book about a female Utahraptor (yes, a dinosaur) named Raptor Red by Robert T. Bakker. Just about 7 years back, way back in May 1999, I was playing a game called AVP Gold. Me and a friend decided to start our own clan and both being fans of the book we based it on that and I adopted the name RR_DF_RaptorRed to which I am known to this day.

My philosphy in life is No Regrets, you can't change the past but you can learn from your mistakes, and Be kind and helpful to others for you may need their kindness and help someday in return. And a favourite quote from a great book series by Terry Goodkind, "We can all only be who we are, no more, no less."


Friends

Jon - My boyfriend =) who I've known now for at least 6 years if not longer. Met him through a common friend in AVP Gold when they both joined my clan. I love him more than anything. He is my Sadistic_Dragon and I love my dragon =D.

Ron - One of my greatest friends ever. He is always there for me, I have gotten him hooked on many of my own interests (mwhahaha) such as Pink Floyd, Rocky Horror, Phantom of the Paradise, Third Watch, AVP, Diablo2 ... and there is more that I'm forgetting. We also share many of the same values which is nice in a world where values and morals seem to be on the decline. Also have a band, Angelona, which will one day record something once we can overcome distance or recording online.

Alexis - Alexis... my stalker. She originally hunted me down after finding some of my Phantom of the Paradise drawings on deviantart and she has become a great friend. She shares my artistic spirit in all mediums as well as my devotion to Phantom of the Paradise and Rocky Horror.


Heroes/Idols

Roger Waters - Former bassist, lead lyricist, composer, and singer of Pink Floyd. A true social-commentator, he is not afraid to point out what is wrong with the world in his songs and try to change it with charity work. His main cause is against wars of any kind. In 1990 he staged a massive concert, one of the biggest if not the biggest ever held, in Berlin where the Berlin Wall used to stand with all benefits from the concert going to The War Memorial Fun for Disaster Relief.

William Finley - He played the Phantom in the great cult movie Phantom of the Paradise. Such a tragic character that draws such sympathy for his plight, being played and used by an evil man. 

Bill Nighy - What can I say! An amazingly great actor. Ranging from a dubious man forced into believing in fairies in Fairy Tale : A True Story, to a hairdressor who cheats in a hairdressing competition in Blow Dry, to a strong, stern vampire leader with a heart of stone in Underworld, to a seemingly harsh, yet loving step-father (who becomes a zombie!) in Shaun of the Dead, to the creator of worlds, Slartibartfast in Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, to (yes I'm almost done) Davy Jones in the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean : Dead Man's Chest.

Jean Grey - And here begins my list of fictional heroes. Jean Grey. I grew up watching the great cartoon, which as far as I can tell, runs parallel to the storylines in the comic books (the last movie had nothing to do with any of the storylines). Jean is a determined and strong character with a deep love for Cyclops aka Scott Summers. Jean was also voiced by a great canadian actress named Catherine Disher, who was one of the main characters in the great show, Forever Knight.

Kahlan Amnell - Kahlan Amnell is one of the 2 main characters from the Terry Goodkind book series Sword of Truth. The quote I mentioned above in the first section is her quote. She is the Mother Confessor of the Midlands, a position which means she is the final arbiter of truth, a warrior for her people, the people of the Midlands and the innocent. She is deeply in love (yes, I suppose I have a thing about people who love, it shows their true character) with Richard Rahl and they both fight to preserve life and protect the innocent. Values which I, myself hold dear.


Hobbies

Oh, hobbies... so many.....
I make 3D models for games, I skin/texture for the avp2 community, I sketch in pencil, I paint in acrylics. I am self-taught in electric bass and guitar. I enjoy making pictures with Photoshop. I create props and costumes using cardboard, tape and paint (they look better than it would seem.. I think). Basically, if its any kind of art, I probably do it or have at least tried it. I am what I call.. an art'ee'st. My personality and lifestyle is that of an artist. It is not something I choose to do, or even just enjoy doing. It is something I MUST do.


Movies

... I am so a movie person it's not funny so I'll just list some of my more favourites.. If I was to explain them all the page would go on forever. Now in no particular order (except for the first 2) :

Phantom of the Paradise
Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Wall : Live in Berlin
Shock Treatment
The Wall 
Underworld
Ginger Snaps
Phantom of the Opera
Jurassic Park
Fifth Element
Shaun of the Dead
Dr. Zhivago (the original)
Starship Troopers
Enemy at the Gates
American Werewolf in London
Die Zauberflöte : Metropoliton Opera 1991
UHF
Dracula 2000
Last Supper
Braveheart
Monty Python's Meaning of Life
Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail
Poltergeist 1-3
Galaxy Quest
Land Before Time (1)
Stargate

I will most likely be adding to this list as it is 3:30 am and I can no longer think of all the movies I want to put.


Music

Roger Waters
Pink Floyd
Phantom of the Paradise Soundtrack
Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack
War of the Worlds Album (1978) by Jeff Wayne
Shock Treatment Soundtrack
Phantom of the Opera
Mozart's Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Mozart's Requiem
Weird Al Yankovic
Cyndia Lauper
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida by Iron Butterfly
Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Alan Parson's Project


TV Shows

Third Watch
Dead Like Me
Class of the Titans
X-Men
Gargoyles
Mythbusters
House
Holmes on Homes
Forever Knight
Robot Wars (UK)
Red Dwarf
Blackadder
'Allo 'Allo
French and Saunders
Monty Python
Angel
Star Trek : Next Generation
Star Trek : Voyager
Simpsons
Family Guy
Futurama
ER


Books

Sword of Truth Series by Terry Goodkind (this are the best books ever!)
Raptor Red by Robert T. Bakker
Sholan Alliance Novels by Lisanne Normal
Earth's Children Series by Jean M. Auel
Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
Battletech Series by multiple authors
Star Trek Next Generation Series by multiple authors (Peter David is the best)
Jurassic Park, Lost World and Timeline by Michael Crichton
Pet Semetary, Dreamcatcher and The Running Man by Stephen King
Clear and Present Danger, Rainbow Six by Tom Clancy