Author has written 21 stories for Torchwood, Bill, Heartbeat, Primeval, Midsomer Murders, Taggart, and Mentalist.
Profile overhaul time! Because what was here before was a ridiculous length (10 pages/12,110 words on MS Word)! I'm very surprised if anyone actually read all of it; I know I got bored, and that was only when I was going through to add more quotes! So:
:7 things to know:
The name's Rade, though answers to pretty much anything (including Rollieo 90210, Spongey if you're AlternativeRocker, Miles Edgeworth if you believe a lie detector thing, Ricardo if you're Arty Thrip and DualKatanas, Radie if you're Arty Thrip and DualKatanas and Roll if you're Commentaholic...)
Teenager, but exactly how old is for me to know and you not to find out!
Female, but karma seems to think otherwise (trust me, there's a heck of a lot of evidence to suggest I should be a man... but we won't go into this here)
English (but strangely, doesn't seem to support England much in sports (like football), and prefers to support the other team (in Soccer Aid 2010, anyway) or individual players)
Lives in England (well, Germany for a year), but would rather live somewhere else (preferably warm!), like the US, Barbados, Spain, etc.
Speaks English, but has learnt French (I miss it! Gonna be doing it again soon... :S), is learning German, and speaks the tiniest bit of Spanish ("La cuenta, por favor?" is pretty much it), though has started to learn Italian, sort of...
Religious beliefs are questionable, however, most probably agnostic ("I'm open to the concept of God, just not sure I fully believe")
Books: The Righteous Men by Sam Bourne, Angels & Demons by Dan Brown, Black & Blue by Ian Rankin, The Crow Road by Iain Banks, and some others
Films: Sherlock Holmes 2009, The Italian Job 2003, Ocean's 11, The Happening, Shooter, The World Is Not Enough, GoldenEye, Angels & Demons, The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Inception, The A-Team, The Blues Brothers, The Untouchables, Captain America, The Avengers and then some
TV Shows: CSI New York, Casualty, The Bill (but it's finished!), Heartbeat (also finished), Midsomer Murders, The Mentalist, In Plain Sight, Captain Scarlet and The Mysterons (yes, I'm cool), How I Met Your Mother, Let's Be A Cockney Copper (known to most as Law & Order: UK), Bang Goes The Theory, Mad Men, Numb3rs, Whitechapel, Sherlock, Primeval, The Royal (this has finished too), Death In Paradise, Eternal Law, Justified, NCIS, Law & Order SVU, CSI Miami, Life, Band of Brothers, True Justice, Burn Notice, Mythbusters, Person of Interest and if I carry on, we'll be here for a few years...
Music: Stereophonics, Franz Ferdinand, Maroon 5, The Who, Michael Bublé, McFly, Ben's Brother, David Bowie, Scissor Sisters, Lady Antebellum, Oomph!, Squeeze, Ivyrise, Hot Chelle Rae, Jace Everett, Erasure, Juan Zelada, Train, The Baseballs and others...
Actors: Ewan McGregor, Mark Wahlberg, Rupert Penry-Jones, Joe McFadden, Simon Baker, Ben Stiller, Ben Richards, Dominic Power, John Barrowman, John Partridge, Neil Patrick Harris, Ed Bishop, Liam Neeson, Ben Mansfield, Andy Garcia, Ben Miller, Damian Lewis, Neal McDonough, the list goes on...
Musicals: Priscilla Queen of the Desert, We Will Rock You, Les Miserables (even though I've not actually seen it properly yet...)
Characters: Camerlengo Carlo Ventresca/Patrick McKenna (Angels & Demons), Prentice McHoan (The Crow Road), John Rebus (Inspector Rebus books), Tom Thorne and Dave Holland (Tom Thorne books), Dr Watson (Sherlock Holmes), Charlie Croker (The Italian Job), Danny Ocean and Rusty Ryan (Ocean's 11), Elliot "I'm talking to a plastic plant!/Be scientific, douchebag!" Moore (The Happening), Bob Lee Swagger and Nick Memphis (Shooter), James Bond (take a guess), John "Hannibal" Smith and HM Murdock (The A-Team), Eames and Robert Fischer (Inception), Nicholas Angel (Hot Fuzz), Adam/Felicia Jollygoodfellow (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert), Elwood Blues (The Blues Brothers), Eliot Ness and George Stone (The Untouchables), Steve Rogers/Captain America, Clint Barton/Hawkeye (even though he was a bad guy for half the film) and Phil Coulson (The Avengers), Don Flack, Mac Taylor and Sheldon Hawkes (CSI New York), Nick Stokes, David Hodges and Jim Brass (CSI Vegas (or CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, if you're being pedantic *cough* Arty *cough*)), Lenny Lyons, Charlie Fairhead and Jeff Collier (Casualty), Leon Taylor, Nate Roberts, Dale "Smithy" Smith and Mickey Webb (The Bill), Phil Bellamy, Mike Bradley, Neil Bolton, Steve Crane, Joe Mason and Don Wetherby (Heartbeat), Gavin Troy, Ben Jones and John Barnaby (Midsomer Murders), Patrick Jane and Wayne Rigsby (The Mentalist), Marshall "Where are your panties, you bad, bad girl?!" Mann (In Plain Sight), Captains Scarlet, Blue and Magenta (Captain Scarlet), Matt Devlin, Ronnie Brooks, James Steel, Jake Thorne and Sam Casey (Let's Be A Cockney Copper), Dean Winchester (Supernatural), Stuart Fraser (Taggart), Woody Hoyt (Crossing Jordan), Barney Stinson and Marshall Eriksen (How I Met Your Mother), Miles Edgeworth and Dick Gumshoe (Phoenix Wright), Victor Volt and Agent Ray (The Secret Show), Ed Straker, Paul Foster and Alec Freeman (UFO), Mycroft, John and Lestrade (Sherlock), Don Eppes (Numb3rs), Joe Chandler (Whitechapel), Don Draper (Mad Men), Captain Becker and James Lester (Primeval), Ralph Ellis and Gordon Ormerod (The Royal), Richard Poole (Death In Paradise), Raylan Givens (Justified), Tony DiNozzo and Tim McGee (NCIS), Elliot Stabler (Law & Order SVU), Horatio Caine, Tim Speedle and Ryan Wolfe (CSI Miami), Charlie Crews (Life), Dick Winters and Lewis Nixon (Band of Brothers), Elijah Kane and Mark Simms (True Justice), Michael Westen and Sam Axe (Burn Notice), John Reese (Person of Interest), Tick/Mitzi Mitosis (Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Galileo and Khashoggi (We Will Rock You)
People: Jem Stansfield, Frank Lampard, Joe Hart, Hugh Dennis, Adam Hills, Danny Jones, Kelly Jones, Richard Jones, Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Pat Monahan, Colin and Justin, Russ Malkin, Charley Boorman, Claudio von Planta, Anderson Cooper, Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman, Tory Belleci, my mates, and others whose names currently escape me...
Ricardo has become the butt of all our (mine and Arty's) jokes, and he is the equivalent of the bogeyman hiding under the bed... so be aware of him if you're in a dark alley at night on your own..!
The gnome has moved again..! (It's sitting on my desk!)
As Arty said, Captain Scarlet versus Lucien Lachance would make an epic battle, and I think Captain Scarlet would totally win!
"Ma'am, I'm Fairy Caaaaiiinnee..."
Aside from Ricardo, Horatio Caine is another running/in joke with me and Arty (and we really must stop doing impressions of him... like, all the time...)
"Make it sexy..." "...I will..." "Like I have to say that... Look at this..! He's checking them out... Go, go, yes, yes, sexy, sexy..."
David Caruso's 'Laurence Fishburne' is actually quite accurate... (So's mine...)
"You'll never escape the eight arms of the law!"
"Now she's got pregnant with an asthmatic lego flying giraffe..."
I really ought to get writing again. I have ideas, just haven't committed them to paper yet...
"We are just the dregs of some cosmic tea incident..."
"Well, 1 handful of these pellets could get you about 2 miles. So that's about 66 EPM. Espressos per mile!"
'It's a bit more camplicated than that...' "Felling spail!"
"Run, run, run, jump, run, run, CAMPER VAN!"
Please refrain from trying to hit the ball through me in hockey. IT WILL NOT WORK!!
Apparently I play guitar far too much. I beg to differ.
Someone effectively told me recently that my voice has broken since last January.
I am aware of the fact that it probably sounds disgusting, but peanut butter on rich tea biscuits is actually quite nice. Ditto hot cross buns with cheese.
Jem Stansfield is actually a legend. Enough said.
In my opinion, Hugo Weaving looks better in drag in the film of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. But that's only my opinion.
My dad should be happy that I've finally converted to supporting Chelsea, instead of Liverpool. Kind of.
"I don't care if you're gay, I don't care if you're straight, I don't care if you're f--ing bisexual!"
"Well that's all this country needs. A cock in a frock on a rock."
"In this area, there are two types of poisonous snake - the adder, and the mong snake. Now you see, this mong snake, it just creeps up on ya, when you're half asleep like you are now, and when you're not watching, it bites ya, then you're all monged out. So watch out for the mong snake, yeah?" "I'll be sure to, don't worry..."
I'm sorry, but I was bitten by the mong snake...
Poker in the cafe with friends betting with gummi bears is good fun... Except not if all your friends are card sharks.
I'm still waiting to be attacked with Oust instead of with hairspray. So far, touch wood, it hasn't happened. Yet.
"I love it when a plan comes together..!"