If you know not the world of DUNE then this post will make very little sense to you. If you are aware, then enjoy my freakin' genius, sand bitches.
Hey C'kal, It's Frances. Here is an explanation/definition of your Fremen name. Feel free to disregard it if it is too ethereal or esoteric.
It is taken to mean a man who has a popular blog that draws people into following it. ie, Your way of generating reactions from the content of your blog. The computer and it's "Medium" being the "Spice". The more interesting your content the more powerful the "Spice".
From France's re-explanation to my thinking about this for a week - honestly people, a whole week - I don't think that much about anything - I have come to my conclusion in this matter of my Freman name and it's meaning.
My Freman name is C'Kal which means 'he who teaches the children'
So my value in the tribe is storyteller and someone whose memory allows him to store and recount many million facts or opinions or tales from the past that can be recalled at a moment's notice and shared with others.
I am the teacher of the children who I instruct on the history of our people and the value of our traditions. I am often scowled at by those of the tribe who want me to pursue a more orthodox and rigid style in my classes.
I, however want the children to be free thinkers who will not be slaves to any dogma.
I want them to be open to every possibility because in such a harsh environment as Arrakis it is of benefit to be keenly aware of your surrounding and to be able to react to threats in numerous ways.
I want them to be practical so that if a woman and her son from the 'outer world' stumble in from the desert, they don't miss out on learning the 'Weirding Way' of combat.
I want them to develop curiosity and an interest in other belief systems and other worlds. I would have the children be accepting of strangers because they never know if that person from Caladan will become the Mesiah, The Maud'dib, who the prophecies speak of.
I want them to judge people by their actions, not by who they appear to be at first glance.
Basically it boils down to - "trust in Muad'dib, but tie up your sandworm"
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.