Cereal lives a pretty simple life outside of their normal day to day work activities. They spend a lot of their time playing old video games inside of their apartment in the city of Ione. Its a modest apartment, but pretty big compared to what they need. Its mostly used to store recreations of old arcade machines. There's not any vintage or historical relics left over after the wars. Almost everything that was saved was technology for preserving human existence. When Cereal isn't playing video games they usually head down to the local park to play chess with anyone that might be interested. Cereals favorite activities besides trying to save the human race, is chess, poker video games, Tetris, fencing, and tennis. Cereal also enjoys cooking sometimes. But they're more likely to grab a bowl of cereal before cooking anything. You can catch Cereal normally rocking a Nintendo Power Glove on their right hand that they recreated from pictures saved from archives that were saved during the wars and later recovered by the Ionian government and released to the public. The only other thing Cereal wears on their body besides the diamond glasses, and the power glove sometimes is a ring on the their left middle finger of a chess pawn. For the most part Cereal is just rocking their Diamond Glasses. Every now and again you can find Cereal wearing a T-Shirt, but they usually like spending their time naked most of the time.
Many people believe the squids have been influencing humans for a long time. How long is still not quite understood. The Body Island government knows the leaders of the squids now due to the help of Cereal. The name of the squids leader is Hex. Not much is known only that they have been in charge for a very long time. The information that the government has collected is saying this squid has been alive for a few hundred years. And they have discovered a way to extend life beyond what was initially thought possible.
The squids have been waiting a very long time to make their move on the humans. Its been speculated that they were the cause of the human wars using their advanced technology or possibly telepathy. Believing that these squids are controlling your minds is a punishable offense in the current state of affairs. There's many humans that believe that these squids are controlling their minds. Especially when it comes to the worship of toilets. Hearing the voice of God whenever your near a toilet. Many believe its the squids controlling their minds. But these people are still outcast from the city for believing the conspiracy theories of the squids having telepathic abilities.
For now the government focuses on tracking the squids and fighting them so that they can collect the diamonds from them. These diamonds are very valuable and help run the entire human civilization on Body Island. Cereal's job is to create new technologies for tracking the squids in the current year of 2227. But also sending Proxy to the past to track when the squids started interfering in human civilization. To find out exactly what caused the wars.
Proxy's main job is to relay information to the governments back in 1984 to help them locate the squids and possibly stop them before they started getting too strong. Cereal believes that these squids are definitely making humans believe in this Toilet God whenever they are near a toilet. Cereal's diamond glasses are designed to block out any telepathic signals that might be influencing their thoughts. Unfortunately this technology Cereal developed cant be brought to the masses because there is a mass disinformation campaign to keep people believing these thoughts are directly from God. Cereal believes that most of the people in the government have had their minds completely hijacked by the squids. Its a confusing situation. Working for the same government and trying to figure out ways to combat the squids. But at the same time the humans need the squids diamonds to fuel their society.
Cereal is aware of the situation they are in and for the most part is just playing along. Its a paycheck that affords them all their luxuries. Great food and all the video games & gadgets they could want. Cereal has dabbled with the use of SINK & Aphrodite. Especially with combining the two into "Sea Foam." But for the most part Cereal stays pretty sober. The drug combo is very addicting feeling, and it gives Cereal a lot of anxiety when taking the SINK. This is definitely not the only illegal activity Cereal is involved in. Sometimes you can find them finding a date at Hooker Hill. Its a lonely life for a computer hacker when you spend all your time at home working or playing video games finding a significant other is near impossible. Especially since finding anyone nowadays you gotta buy into the Toilet God religion and get married to legally engage in sexual activities. Since sex is illegal outside of marriage. Many of the inhabitants of Body Island and the city of Ione find themselves looking for someone at Hooker Hill. Cereal makes a good amount of money, so finding someone new each week is just a matter of walking over to the hill. Luckily Cereal has stocked up on "Tentacles". This prophylactic has many advanced properties. One being that it can be used by any of the sexes. Of course most buy it for the Aphrodite that is mixed into the material.
The day to day work activities that the government task out to Cereal each day is mostly brain dead work. Basically Cereal needs to help program and create devices the military can use underwater to track the different activities of the squids. Many times when squids are captured they will be implanted with a device that we believe cant be detected at this time. It has no metallic parts and is implanted when the squid is put to sleep so they wont realize what happened. They've had luck with the tracking software that Cereal programmed to track all the squids that they've managed to implant. It gives a good overview of where the squids might live. But the problem is the sensors get blocked when they are deep in the ocean. The blips only show up in the tracking software when they are moving closer to the surface. So its still not the best solution for figuring out the location of their cities.
The military is still trying to develop sensors, and other devices for listening to the squids communication. The problem is the squids live so deep in the ocean that creating a device that can record and transmit sounds is near impossible. Especially a device that won't be detected by them. The squids are quite advanced, to what extent is still not really known. We know that they have underwater cities that are powered in a similar way that the last remaining human city on the surface is powered.
The military was able to extract some information out of a few of the squids that they captured and tortured for information.This is how the leader of the squids name was found. Cereal managed to develop a device that was able to decipher the squids sound that they emit. Its mostly a combination of high frequency clicks, similar to morse code. Cereal believes that there's different types of communication that the squids are using. Many of the "squid workers" using a very simple form of communication. Cereal believes the squids that are truly in charge are using telepathy to communicate to those below them, and those generals/officers are communicating in their verbal way to issue commands to the workers/soldiers.
At the moment the humans are able to decipher the verbal high frequency clicks of the squids. But not much information is gathered from these worker squids. They have very basic knowledge and are mostly robotic drones. The one thing they know however is the name of their leader "Hex" and some basic knowledge about them.
Life isn't perfect living on Body Island, but for Cereal they live a pretty good life. They've managed to stay out of trouble for the most part and have managed to keep their job and make significant contributions to the fight against the squids. Its a crazy world Cereal has found themselves living in, but they're trying to make the best of it.
Proxy keeps Cereal entertained with their shenanigans for the most part. They are a mechanical hybrid that is mostly machine with some parrot DNA grown in a lab. Proxy is being powered by a A.I that Cereal coded for the mission they were tasked with. And a couple hidden Easter eggs for their personal entertainment. Proxy is a classic parrot that loves repeating funny or embarrassing things that Cereal has said in the past. A small diamond in the throat of Proxy will power the parrot for a very very long time. The squid diamonds create so much energy that even traveling back in time multiple times barely affects the total energetic charge of the diamond. Proxy will be around for a much longer time than Cereal. That is unless Cereal manages to stick their consciousness into another body before they die.