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Posted by: skribs
« on: December 19, 2017, 02:09:01 AM »

I enjoyed it!

I'd say I'm sad it's over, but you have Book 2 in the works!  Are you planning on doing the same thing as the original run, and using a different character for #2?  If so, are you doing the same order as the original, or are you shaking things up?
Posted by: skribs
« on: December 19, 2017, 01:55:45 AM »

I thought about it more, and I think that most of those (maybe scars, but definitely tats, makeup, piercings) could be considered to be like clothing.  For example, if an animorph acquired another, would they acquire their morphing clothes, too, or would they just acquire the naked version of them?

So I think what you acquire is the naked, pure DNA of whatever you're acquiring, but when you morph, you morph into your ideal self, which includes the skintight clothes you were wearing, along with any modifications that you have chosen to make to yourself.

That's one way I can think of it, anyway.
Posted by: Artisan219
« on: December 19, 2017, 12:51:51 AM »

There was a scene in #02: The Visitor where Rachel is trying to fix her haircut through the morphing technology. In canon, she can't do it. In mine, I see absolutely no reason why she wouldn't be able to. Piercings, hair dye, circumcisions, all of that would be morphable, if the user choses to do it. For example, a scar you've had since childhood would be part of your mental image of yourself, so you wouldn't heal it unless you consciously chose to heal it.

Also, Book 1 is finished! Chapter 30 is up!
Posted by: skribs
« on: December 17, 2017, 01:43:18 AM »

I have a question on the rules of morphing.  We see in the original books that morphing can heal surgeries (such as acquiring steers and morphing bulls), and obviously morphing can heal injuries.  So, what about...

1. Scars (if morphing can bring back a bull's male parts, I think it can heal scars)
2. Piercings (would they morph with the clothes, and would the holes still be there after the morph)
3. Jewelry (such as rings)
4. Tattoos (these are older kids and it may be relevant)
5. Make-up (I guess it's close to skin-tight)
6. Hair Dye

The original Animorphs didn't mention any scars I remember, piercings weren't mentioned much either.  They didn't talk about jewelry (except every once in a while Jake had a watch, which could just be an oversight), they obviously didn't have tattoos, and I don't remember them talking about makeup or hair dye.
Posted by: Artisan219
« on: December 16, 2017, 10:37:12 AM »

Chapter 29 is up! Only one chapter left to go!
Posted by: skribs
« on: December 14, 2017, 12:32:00 PM »

Sounds like a good plan!  When I wrote my first novel I had trouble sometimes, though.  I'd get 15 pages one night and 15 words the next.  Writers' block sucks!

Keep up the good work.

As to Chapter 28, to quote Agent Smith:
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Posted by: Artisan219
« on: December 13, 2017, 10:52:53 PM »

Chapter 28 is up.

No, a reboot doesn't have to follow all the same rules, and I bent a few of the rules from the original series. When I first went through the series, flagging stories I wanted to keep, I had a maximum of 36 books. I'm probably not going to do that many, as some of those concepts are going to be combined in the longer format (the original #01 was under 40,000 words. I'm already at 109,000). I'm probably going to do about 20 books, maybe more.

My goal is to keep to two chapters every week. If I keep on that, that's about three and a half books a year. If I somehow manage to hit three chapters a week, and hold that pace, I could get to five books a year. I'm going to aim for at least three books, hope for four, and pray for five.
Posted by: skribs
« on: December 11, 2017, 03:55:19 PM »

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Posted by: Artisan219
« on: December 11, 2017, 03:04:34 PM »

Posted by: Artisan219
« on: December 11, 2017, 03:03:35 PM »

As I mentioned in a comment on FFN, Tobias having the elephant morph was kind of a weird accident, honestly. I was writing their trip to the zoo, and obviously a lot of the key plot points here are borrowed from #01: The Invasion, but what I never noticed about that book as a kid is that while Tobias and Cassie do go to the zoo, whatever they acquire there is never used. Tobias shows up at the school in the hawk morph he acquired from the WRC, and when Cassie morphs in the Yeerk pool, she goes to the horse she acquired from her barn. Cassie was easy, I just gave her the wolf morph. Tobias was trickier. I was really considering giving him a jaguar morph, but that idea never gained any traction. It occurred to me that while Rachel morphs an elephant in the first book, after #07: The Stranger, her default battle morph is the grizzly, and she doesn't use the elephant so much after that. So I figured if I'm going to have the bear and the wolf in the fight, between a horse and an elephant, the only one I really would miss in a fight would be the elephant.

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Posted by: skribs
« on: December 11, 2017, 01:03:52 AM »

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Posted by: skribs
« on: December 11, 2017, 12:58:00 AM »

Whoops, missed a chapter.  Great work, as always! 

(Tobias should have taken two hits, not "two hit", FYI).

This is somewhere between fan fiction and reboot.  I think the fact you're doing it for free is because the IP belongs to KA Applegate and/or Scholastic.  If you can get the rights to the IP, then maybe you can do a reboot.  Either way, I'm glad you're having fun writing it, because I'm having fun reading it.

Of course, now I want to do my own.  Like, a reboot of your reboot, where once again they are older.  Where Jake is an Army Ranger veteran, Cassie is his wife who is a veterinarian, Rachel is an aspiring MMA fighter, Marco is a programmer at Amazon or Microsoft (this one takes place in my neck of the woods: the Pacific Northwest), and Tobias is...uh...well I've figured out 4 out of 5.  Maybe he's a Youtuber.  Actually that might work.

Anyway, love your work.  Keep it up!
Posted by: Artisan219
« on: December 08, 2017, 04:13:10 PM »

Chapter 26 is up.
Posted by: Artisan219
« on: November 19, 2017, 07:37:45 PM »

Posted by: Artisan219
« on: November 12, 2017, 10:45:50 PM »

Well I guess that works too.