About Me

Name: Alaka Salam Prodhan
Location: Manchester, England
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Random Rambling: Can be found here
Hobbies: Reading/writing fic, watching films, listening to music, singing in choir, playing badminton, making random websites, eating out.
Favourite books: Oscar Wilde's, "The Picture of Dorian Gray," Tolkien's, "Lord of the Rings," Orwell's, "1984," and, "Animal Farm," J.K. Rowling's, "Harry Potter," Philip Pullman's, "The Amber Spyglass trilogy," "Ender's Game," by Orson Scott Card, the "Conversations With God" trilogy by Neale Donald Walsch
Favourite TV programmes: Babylon 5, 24, Sex and the City, Friends, Farscape, Buffy, Angel, The Simpsons.
Favourite music: I have very broad music tastes, and find that they are still widening! I treasure my small collection of film scores, and can switch between classical and jazz to r&b and pop to rock and metal; I guess it just depends on my mood. :D
I am currently listening to: Tori Amos, The Darkness, Muse, Howard Shore..
Favourite films: Gladiator! I love so many films that I'd be hard-pressed to write them all down, but here's a few anyway (in no specific order)...The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Moulin Rouge, The Sound of Music, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, The Prince of Egypt, A&E's 'Pride and Prejudice,' Bridget Jones's Diary, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Groundhog Day, Scrooged, Terminator II, The Matrix, Dil Chahtha Hai, Starship Troopers, Vanilla Sky, Se7en, Memento, Alien/s, Indiana Jones/Back to the Future/James Bond, Pitch Black
Favourite actors: Bruce Boxleitner, Russell Crowe, Ben Browder, James Marsters, Kiefer Sutherland, Ewan McGregor, Colin Firth, Sean Bean, Kevin Spacey, Brendan Fraser, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Alan Rickman, Aamir Khan.

Favourite actresses: Connie Nielsen, Mira Furlan, Claudia Christian, Michelle Pfeiffer, Goldie Hawn, Jodie Foster, Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Kidman, Claudia Black, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Juhi Chawla
Gladiator Cinematic Viewing Count: Eight...possibly nine. I can't remember!

Last film I went to see at the cinema: Troy
What I am reading at the moment: Lots of random things.
Favourite colours: Blue, purple, silver, gold, yellow, black, pink
Favourite quotes (T.V/Film): (Only the ones I can think of at the moment.   There are loads!)

"What we do in life...echoes in eternity!" GLADIATOR
"Now...where was I?" Memento
"Assimilate this/Dodge this/Eat this!" <bang!> ST: First Contact/The Matrix/Aliens
"They cut the power?  Whaddya mean they cut the power they're just animals, man!" Aliens
"I am the right hand of vengeance, and the boot that is gonna kick your sorry ass all the way back to Earth, sweetheart." Babylon 5
"Now get the Hell out of our galaxy!" Babylon 5
"Strength and honour!" GLADIATOR
"Whoa." The Matrix
"Come with me if you want to live." Terminator I/II
"The future is all around us, waiting in moments of transition, to be born, in moments of revelation.  No-one knows the shape of that future, or where it will take us.  We know only, that it is always born...in pain." Babylon 5

Favourite food: Mum's lamb biryani...mmm, heck, mum's anything!, Chinese food, my dad's Makhini, tuna and pasta bake, chocolate. There's more, but to list them would only serve to make me hungrier than I already am. :D
Favourite veggies: Potatoes, cucumbers, onions, mushrooms, spinach.
Favourite animals: Cats, big and small, chimpanzees, elephants, lizards (they're cute!), cows (mooo), camels
Motto: All you need is love.
My strengths: I can talk your ear off when I want to, I can ponder philosophically most days and if I'm on the ball that day I may manage some witty comments. According to some of my friends, my chilled-outness is often quite calming. Yeah I don't know what they're talking about either. :D
My weaknesses: I procrastinate like heck and so leave everything to the last minute, am very indecisive and often pretty disorganised. I usually end up wasting sooo much time! Definitely not good. And more often than not my 'chilled outness' often translates into that deadly sin of sloth, and total apathy/passiveness *nods* Not good.