Sariel the Master Archivist
Sariel is the Pernese alter ego of
Cheryl Miller. While I don't participate in any of the numerous Pern MU*s or
fanfic writing clubs (yet...), I felt the need for a separate persona to keep track of
this Pern site. And to keep my alter ego happy, I let her Impress a cute little blue
firelizard, whom she named Zoey.
I've come to realize that many people have no
idea how to pronounce my name, so I thought I should enlighten everyone. Phonetically, Sariel sounds like Sair-ee-ell and
rhymes with "Merry bell."
News About Cheryl--9/3/2004
quite a Pernese Christmas in 1999 in terms of gifts--which is impressive as I already own multiple
copies of all the books! My neighbors gave me an adorable little dragon statuette.
He's metallic blue, purple, and green in color, and as he has scales as well he
definitely doesn't represent Zoey. Instead I've named him Imry (though I can't take
credit for originating the name--one of the winners of Zoey & Emerald's cyber-eggs
named her blue that). My mother-in-law finished my Pern costume for me--months
before I expected her to! We picked out the pattern and fabrics together over the
summer, and I'm quite pleased with the result. Finally, my dear darling husband
Kendall gave me my Master's pin: a dragonfly pin with a sapphire on it. He also got
me a matching sapphire bracelet! You can see all the above mentioned items in the
picture I've posted here. Click for a larger view.
the end of September, 2003, I had my first children. That's right,
children plural, but luckily just two and not more. Micah and Galen are
joyful, adorable, and amazingly well-behaved children, and I enjoy staying home
with them every day. They are quite possibly the most photographed
children in history, and have they own photo gallery online; click on the photo
to visit it.
Sariel has undergone
quite a bit of development as a character as I've written some
stories about her. I'd love to share them with you, but it's not legal to
publish them on the web (or anywhere else for that matter). Instead I can
share a bit of biographical information about her. Sariel grew up in a
small coal-mining hold, where her father was the master miner. She was
accepted as a student at the Harper Hall when she was twelve, a year after her
mother died. Originally she studied woodwind instruments, having a natural
talent for playing all sorts of pipes and reeds, but she soon discovered a
passionate interest in the archives. After walking the tables to become a
master archivist, she was posted to Landing where she teaches at the newly
Future Site Plans--9/3/2004
I don't have any concrete plans at present, though I have many
ideas on what I'd like to add. I'm probably going to devote most of my
available time to my general McCaffrey
website, which I recently redesigned and somewhat expanded. There's a
lot more work I'd like to do there, and as general McCaffrey sites are sadly
rare on the internet, I feel it's time I did something about that!
Uh oh! Gotta go--Zoey just informed me that
my next class is arriving...