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Cer's Obligatory Bio Page

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This is important on NS?
Really?
Pardon me while I roll my eyes.

Nickname: Cer
Ethnicity: Ryukyuan
Gender: Cis Male
Orientation: A/DS; Bi
Status: Married to this chick
Age: Average age of 2 F7ers combined
Timezone: -4 GMT

Religious Belief: Buddhist

Political Affiliation: Link公明党
Stance: Center-Left
Pro: -_-
Con: SJW

Staff?: Yes, official P2TM Mentor
Any helpful links?: My Dispatch
IRC Nick: Cer
Haunts: P2TM (Primary), NS, F7




PERSONAL SECTION - Questions Answered


WHY DO THEY CALL YOU HONEY BADGER:
Disarming the most common question: "Cerillium Don't Care" -or- Origins of Rengus the Honey Badger (aka the LabNazi).

Long before Randall's 2011 "The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger" Youtube sensation, and prior to the 2008 "F*ck Planet Earth" video and Cracked's 2010 "6 Animals That Just Donít Give a F#@k" article, there was Rengus the Honey Badger.

The epithet was bequeathed by people working in my department in 2007 shortly after the 1999 National Geographic special, "Snake killers: Honey badgers of the Kalahari", was re-aired by a local station.

The honey badger was depicted as a stubborn creature that plodding along the ground in search of whatever it needed most (food). It was vitriolic towards its competition. Its predator-peers often sat back and let the honey badger flush breakfast from the ground - the most tenacious Kalahari creature was also the jackal's b*tch. It was a usually quiet creature that only made noise when it was necessary. It came across as an asshole unafraid of cobras, unconcerned over bees, and with little tolerance towards everything else. Someone jokingly quipped that "Honey Badger" was a better personality description than my nickname at the time ("LabNazi") especially as I tended to shamble across the parking lot and down the halls with the same determined gait and cross expression.

A coworker (now-wife) invited me to rejoin NationStates after a long hiatus. She needed some help with her RP. I agreed. That partnership brought my nickname to this site. It really doesn't have anything to do with furries or anthro; I'm a gruff bastard.


WHAT AREAS DO YOU MENTOR IN?
Board: P2TM (Primary), F7, willing to help out in NS
Tech: FT, PT, FanT
Genre: Horror/Thriller; Fantasy; Mythology-based; Steam/Diesel/Cyberpunk; Sci-Fi; Mystery, FT Wargaming (RPG)
Specialty/Specialties:

    Character design and development
    Conworlding for P2TM and NS (worldbuilding: physics, environment, species, culture, religion, etc)
    Faction and Character RP
    GM training (fashioning setting, generating plots, balancing characters, moderating IC spats, etc)
    Project organization and management
    Theory (emphasis: theoretical biochemical physics; transgenics; pharmacology; epidemiology/pathology)
    "The cyborg guy"
    Research
    Does NOT help with homework!

Available: primarily on weekends, checks TGs every day (barring at conference/seminars/travelling)
Method: one-on-one mentoring; IRC (nick: Cer); TG and email; OSF web seminar; uses Google Docs for lessons


WILL YOU TEACH ME JAPANESE LANGUAGE/CULTURE?
No. There are entire sites dedicated towards language instruction. My own language skills are rusty.

YouTube has plenty of "Japanese culture" videos made by Westerners living there. They would give you better insight.


WERE YOU REALLY SEXIEST NSer 2014?
Yes, in my age and gender group. Swith placed first in her group. Does that makes us the Sexiest NS Couple?


DO YOU WANT TO DO A PRIVATE THREAD AND MAYBE HOOK UP?
No.


WHY DON'T YOU SUPPORT BLM?
LinkTry living in Syria.


DO YOU HAVE THAT LINK TO ALL THE EVOLUTION ARGUMENT SOURCES HANDY?
Yes.


WHERE DID YOU COME UP WITH THE IDEA FOR YOUR NATION/SPECIES?
The nation of Cerillium owes its existence to two sources. The first is my prior nation. The second stems from rainy day stories I tell to my daughter. Nearly all the city names come from her imagination. She looked at a map of Mars and invented places for story telling. Please don't expect proper Latin - the spellings come from a (then) 6 year old. Many of the "scary things" are a child's outlook on imaginary fears. "Imagine a chasm so deep and so frightening that it takes guts to walk from one end to the other. I call it Lamaceid."

The national animal is currently the aardvark because "those are so cute!" (I talked her out of MLP). The currency is the coin because "why fix what works?" Many of the NS issues answers are her choice and (believe me) they're dreadful choices.

Why cyborgs: I play WH40K. My child loves Tech Priests. She writes short stories about them. Hey, I'm glad she enjoys putting pen to paper. Hence: "They formed a Concil (sic) once upon a time, and the Concil is in charge of the people. They're really old, like thousands of years, and wise, but sometimes do stupid things just like regular adults. They chant to the Machine God because Logic, and they're stern but not too stern. They go to war a bunch and eat lots of meat and hate veg. Because there's no veg growing on Mars. But it's not Mars. You should pick a better name daddy." She then proceeded to name it for me (and changed it three times before we agreed to Cerithades). 2016 update: she's taken an interest in astronomy. The nation's location is no longer the same solar system.

So in the summer, child and I sit on the back porch and invent stories. We look at stars on the horizon and imagine all the possibilities. It's a way for us to bond.

The Thade species stems from my first nation. It doesn't have ties in the anthro community nor is it borrowed from the Planet of the Apes franchise. The species is based upon the Japanese weasel (LinkMustela itatsi), a creature introduced to the Ryukyu Islands. As a child, I would leave rice balls out for them just to watch them frolic. (It was all fun and games until they knocked me over and destroyed my lunch pail one fine spring morning.) It amazed me that a carnivore so small could stand its ground in an area filled with large perils. I later moved to the mainland and learned of tanuki (Link"racoon dogs").

The expressive postures and habits of these two creatures served as a basic outline for the Thade. Things were adjusted to suit a bipedal race and the creatures became more arboreal in nature. They are still one of the smallest species found on their home world and, much like tanuki or weasels, they needed to rely upon stealth, tenacity and determination in order to to thrive. I did not want to go the humanoid route with them. They have precious little in common with human beings.

I didn't design their culture or technology until I had determined what niche the species filled. I fleshed out their physical qualities and then progressed them through time. Their technology evolved as they did and, due to their nature, many things commonly found in human history simply weren't necessary in thade society.

Check out their website for more information: LinkTechnocracy of Cerillium.


WHERE CAN I FIND YOUR UNIBOT SONG?
Heh. It's a RD parody set to the Irish Rover's tune, LinkThe Unicorn Song.

A long time ago, when the NS was green,
There was more kinds of players than you've ever seen.
And they'd run around free when NS was being wrought,
And the most proudest of 'em all was the Unibot.

There was green II players and F7 geeks,
Some liberal NSG'ers and some conservatives, please.
Some hacks and spats and epitaphs but, like it or not,
The most loudest of 'em all was the Unibot.

Well now Max seen some ap'thy and it caused Him pain.
And He said, "Stand back, I'm going to allow 'em to raid!"
He said, "Hey, Brother Uni, if you're that damn bored,
Go build you a 'feda org,"

"and take some of them".......

"Green II players and F7 geeks,
Some liberal NSG'ers and some conservatives, please.
Some hacks and spats and epitaphs but, like it or not,
I'm not going to bow to Unibot."

Well old Uni he was there and he answered the callin',
And he finished makin' his org just as the update started rollin'.
Then he marched in all them 'fenda with a battle cry,
And he sung out as they went by,

"Hey Max,"

"I got your green II players and F7 geeks,
Some liberal NSG'ers and some conservatives, please.
Some hacks and spats and epitaphs but, as many as will trot,
There just aren't any vict'ries for Unibot!"

And Max looked out and smiled all the same.
The raiders were hiding, playing sally games.
They were kickin' and splashin' while the update was roll'n,
Oh, the happy raider boyz!

There were green II players and F7 geeks,
Some liberal NSG'ers and some conservatives, please.
Some hacks and spats and epitaphs but to Uni's disdain,
Too many joined the raider's game.

The updates kept on rollin', surging like a tide,
And the 'fendas looked up from the rocks and they cried.
And the raiders come down and sort of flooded them away...
That's why you never see an easy liberation to this day.

But you'll see green II players and F7 geeks,
Some liberal NSG'ers and some conservatives, please.
Some hacks and spats and epitaphs but to Uni's disdain,
He's never gonna stop the RD game!



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