"Soft and sweet and shaped like a triangle
Some girls want no shape and they shave it all
That’s so whack, it hurts with the stubble
Walking ’round and look like an eight-year-old
I say grow that shit like a jungle
Give ‘em something strong to hold onto
Let it fly in the open wind
If it get too bushy, you can trim" » 1/24/14 7:04pm 1/24/14 7:04pm

I'm reading Worm, a recently completed web fiction that is nothing short of miraculous in how it reinvents superhero stories, with superb worldbuilding, next to no fridge logic or storybreaker powers, remarkably intelligent plotting and complex characters actually behaving intelligently. It is remarkably dark, though,… » 1/21/14 8:21am 1/21/14 8:21am

ShiraKarasu, european, debater, troper, large ham and music afficionado, in an open relationship with io9 and a love/hate affair with tumblr. Loves just about all genre production, SCIENCE!!!, japanese culture and reading. Hates double standards, gratuitous sexism and unwanted spoilers. Talk nerdy to me. » 9/26/13 11:51am 9/26/13 11:51am

As far as I'm concerned, there already is a continuation of Firefly : The Man With No Name, perhaps the finest fanfic I've read, and a perfect Firefly / Doctor Who crossover.
...I see you running. Don't. It's awesome. Set after the events of Serenity and just after "The Runaway Bride", it is perfectly in tone with… » 9/24/13 8:31am 9/24/13 8:31am

For all the (mostly) undeserved crap it got, SGU was starting to become a truly magnificent show, a potential it had already hinted at in its first episodes. Sure, some early episodes were crap. But when you look at early seasons of most genre shows - especially SG-1 and SGA, the amount of crap is more than… » 8/10/13 2:04am 8/10/13 2:04am

Walking barefooted is one of the most common forms of unusual nudity, whereas most people do get to see your hands, neck, face, etc - so there's a mild titillation there. Plus, being barefooted has an association with freedom, nature, spontaneity, dancing, joy, carelessness - positive emotions, associated with a… » 7/25/13 3:16am 7/25/13 3:16am

Esther, we need to talk. Every single article you post is brilliant, and fascinating. It has come to the point where whenever an article not about current sci-fi gets my attention, almost every single time, I almost always see your name in the author area. Conversely, if I see you authored an article, I'm almost… » 6/28/13 3:39pm 6/28/13 3:39pm