My name is Alexandre Philippe Lapointe, or my name was. I now go by Wild Phil Hitchcock, in honor of that mid-20th century gunfighter/lawman turned movie director Wild Bill Hitchcock. Ever since I can remember I’ve always loved the West. I grew up watching documentaries about the Ancient West – stories of gunfighters, water-buffalo soldiers, the Indian Wars where General Custard battled Sitting Horse at the battle of Wounded Knee in the 1970s.
It’s all just so incredibly exciting! The West, where men are men, women are women, and small furry D-bee’s from other dimensions are small furry D-bee’s from other dimensions!
I was born and raised in Quebec by Angelique, formerly Tremblay, and Charles. My mother is a journalist and my father is a doctor. I had a good childhood. Both of my parents are tolerant, caring people though, due to the types of work they’re involved in they were often busy. That’s how I got so hooked on movies, especially those western documentaries – The Good, the Bad, the Ugly; High Planes Drifter; Once Upon A Time in the West; etc. – my parents used to leave me money while they were working to take my brother and sister to the theater. They were never interested in pre-rifts history though, they always went to watch whatever cartoons were showing.
My siblings are Louis, he’s 17 and bookish, and Delphine, she’s 14 and seems to be taking after me. You can tell a sedentary life isn’t really for her. She’s got pictures from Europe plastered all over her room. Louis though, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if he ends up settling down somewhere and finds a nice comfortable profession for himself.
I made it through year 13 in high school, but only just. During school I got vocational training for automotive repair and afterwards I went for locksmithing. I came to realize that I didn’t want to be stuck in the city anymore. It’s just too much like the CS here, I couldn’t take it anymore. I wanted to get out and head west away from all the hatred and fear. I wanted to see all the sights I grew up learning about. See all the locations of the famous gunfights. See all the sights and locations all those documentaries were about – Tombstone, Yuma, and Dodge City. I want to go pan for gold and ride the rails. I WANT TO BECOME THE GREATEST GUNFIGHTER THIS CENTURY HAS EVER SEEN!
starts twirling his gun around his finger in a terrifyingly clumsy manner while hopping around and diving behind cover
finally settling down
That’s why I got these implants, well aside from the fact helped to bring out my natural abilities that were hiding just under the surface. I had to work for this group of guys for a couple years to help pay off the procedure. But now I’m on my way!!
Fun facts about Alexandre! (That even he might not realize.)
Alexandre originally came across an old Western movie disc while at the library returning some books for his siblings. He liked the picture on the cover but, not being able to read, he had to ask what section it was that he’d found the movie in. The section he’d found the disc in was the documentary section, but because of the laziness of a librarian the video section was badly out of order. He soon figured out that these were not actually factual, but since getting his implants certain things have become muddled for him.
After he started really getting into Westerns he started finding old tv series’ that he really enjoyed – two of which were Kung Fu and Walker Texas Ranger. After his procedure, as reality and fantasy started blending, he started believing that martial arts was a must in the West. In his mind, the hero always knows some form of martial arts!
Today, two of his favorite documentaries are Bonanza and Gunsmoke because (now he believes) they were long running, in-depth exposes about the lives of different groups of people in the West.
The multi-faceted John Wayne is one of his greatest role models due to his personification of the Old West Cowboy, and also, like Phil’s namesake, he went from lawman, to actor, and (to confuse him with another 20th century actor) eventually on to becoming president of the US in the 1980s. It just goes to show that you really can do anything if you set your mind do it!