Since this is post #23 at The Turkey Curse I will disclose some secrets of my nick.
The nick fukami is originally taken from The Time Wanderers, a story of my favorite Russian science fiction authors Arkady and Boris Strugatsky. This story is part three of the Maxim Kammerer trilogy. Here’s the excerpt where the name fukami first occurs:
[…] Bioblockade, also known as the Tokyo Procedure, has been systematically in use on Earth and the Periphery for about one hundred and fifty years. Bioblockade is not a professional term, and is used primarily by journalists. Medical specialists call this procedure fukamization in honor of the sisters Natalya and Hosiko Fukami, who were the first to give a theoretical basis for it and to put it into practice. The aim of fukamization is raising the natural level of adaptation of the human body to external conditions (bioadaptation). In its classic form, the procedure of fukamization is used exclusively an infants, beginning with the third trimester of its intrauterine development. As far as I have learned and understood, the procedure consists of two stages.The complete test of instruction on fukamization and the full text of The Time Wanderers in English can be found here.
The introduction of UNBLAF serum (the “bacteria of life” culture) raises resistance by several orders to all known infections and viruses – viral, bacterial, or spore — and also to all organic toxins. (This basically is the bioblockade.)
Unbreaking the hypothalmus with microwave radiation increases the body’s ability to adapt to such physical agents of the environment as strong radiation, toxic gas, and high temperatures. Besides which, the ability to regenerate damaged organs increases the spectrum visible to the retina, and response to psychotherapy is heightened. […]
- fukami: (n) depth; deep place; (P)
- fukami: (n) depth; deep
- fukamidori: (n) dark (deep) green
- fukamidoriiro: (n) dark (deep) green
fukami is also a name which is used for boys and girls as well as given name or last name (seems to be popular, since there’re quite alot fukamis out there). As far as I know there is also a type of fish which is called The Fukami.
Very special thanks to Michael Hohmuth for the idea of taking that nick.