Just got an e-mail from someone who knew Raven a little while back. I'm going to paraphrase a particular statement from the e-mail because it was so unsurprising to me. That is, it jibed with how I've pictured his personality exactly.
Raven was loud and obnoxious. He was called a "story-topper" -- he could always top any story. If raven heard someone relating an experience, something worse (or better depending on the situation) had happened to him.Admittedly the above could be a very subjective statement, or just "hearsay," but it rings true. Even the little dose you get of him on the 2-minute "Xmas greeting" video feels like that, to me.
The person who wrote me, who is LDS, noted something about that video as well -- that when Janet shows off her clothes her belly appears to be showing. The person stated that if she was LDS, that was a little strange.
It occurred to me that surely Raven bought those clothes for her. Explained it to me, if that was the case.