"Describe Hernán Cortés here." Sure, why not? I'm a 21-year-old history major and future Army officer. I'm most certainly a nerd, tending to spend my time playing pen-and-paper RPGs, playing video games, reading history and watching zombie flicks. I've been known to be political at times, but I do my best to be open-minded and even-handed. My favorite trope is General Ripper, not only because I love the film Doctor Strangelove, but also because I enjoy Rippers as characters: They can be heroes in a cynical-enough world. I am not to be confused with the conquistador whose name I've acquired via artistic license.