This came up a bit in our last podcast, and I realized I never posted a link to it. It’s certainly not new, but I’ve always found it interesting, in that “intelligent people knowingly overthinking something by a good long bit” kind of way. It’s a short piece by sci-fi author Larry Niven, who wrote it, if memory recalls, after getting into a discussion about this topic at a party (keep in mind, this predates podcasting). Essentially, it’s not the question if Lois Lane is Superman’s true love/soulmate. It the question of, since she’s not of the same species, would their, ahem, intimate relationship be more akin to bestiality than romance. Also, would she survive the process of l’amour? And, if she did, would she survive the pregnancy? Also, did Stephanie Meyers COMPLETELY rip this off in her final crappy Twilight novel? All good questions.
All these questions are answered (except the last one – make up your own mind on that one), in Men of Steel, Women of Kleenex. Enjoy!
Warning – contains the line “Superman would literally crush LL’s body in his arms, while simultaneously ripping her open from crotch to sternum, gutting her like a trout.” If that grossed you out, probably go ahead and skip this one. If it made you giggle, you sick bastard, you’re our kind of people! Proceed!