viernes, 10 de marzo de 2006

Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex

Recientemente me encontré con el excelente texto de Larry Niven, Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex, en dónde postula diferentes teorías de que pasaría en el caso que Superman quisiera reproducirse.

Cómo pueden darse cuenta en el siguiente extracto, Niven consideró TODAS las posibilidades...

What turns on a kryptonian?

Superman is an alien, an extraterrestrial. His humanoid frame is doubtless the result of parallel evolution, as the marsupials of Australia resemble their mammalian counterparts. A specific niche in the ecology calls for a certain shape, a certain size, certain capabilities, certain eating habits.

Be not deceived by appearances. Superman is no relative to homo sapiens.

What arouses Kal-El's mating urge? Did kryptonian women carry some subtle mating cue at appropriate times of the year? Whatever it is, Lois Lane probably didn't have it. We may speculate that she smells wrong, less like a kryptonian woman than like a terrestrial monkey. A mating between Superman and Lois Lane would feel like sodomy-and would be, of course, by church and common law.
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