Indri was wearing black boots and eating Weetabix long before
Spike was a twinkle in Joss Whedon's eye. BtVS fanfic is her only
You can email her here.
Her LiveJournal is here.
Indri are lemurs, prosimians native to Madagascar. Their name
reputedly means "There he is!" in a local language. Indri are possibly
the largest living species of lemur. They have large, reflective eyes,
very short tails, and a haunting call. They look like a cross between
a teddy bear and a monkey.
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A still larger species of lemur, whose extinction coincided with
the arrival of humans on Madagascar about a thousand years
ago. Unfortunately, there are no good websites on archaeoindri:
it's a fairly obscure beast. Known from only a couple of partial
skeletons, I believe.
Why have I named myself after an extinct Madagascan prosimian?
Because once, when I was small, I picked up a book titled
something like Great Supernatural Mysteries of the World, and it
fell open to an illustration that frightened me for months. The
picture was of a Lemurian, one of the stranger creatures of Madame
Blavatsky's cosmology. Many years later, in an effort to conquer my
(not very debilitating) fear of Lemurians, I learnt about lemurs. The
indri, with their rudimentary tails, flat faces and relatively long
legs, are the species which to my mind most closely resembles the
sort-of-humanoid inhabitants of Blavatsky's mythical Lemuria.
And besides, there aren't many English-language nouns left to pick
as Yahoo Mail usernames, so I had to pick something properly obscure.
Pity I can barely spell it.