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Posted by: RYTX
« on: January 16, 2018, 05:04:47 PM »

Even though Animorphs was among the most popular series of it's time, I can't help but feel...alone when ever I talk about it with others. No one seems to have spent as much time with it, read it as repeatedly, as fully, taken the time to understand the things that aren't said, the things that could be said, the things that are toldly up to interpretation because of what has and hasn't been said.

I though this yesterday, and it made me appreciate this place. Because I can have those conversations with you guys.
Thanks.





Though, to avoid getting to freely, this came about on pondering how it is someone could read the series in depth and still draw different conclusions about both the implications and the events themselves. There are a few popular theories here that I vehemently oppose, and I was thinking that for most people those were what was theorized without any deeper thought. But some people have probably thought of them as deeply for them as I've thought against them.
So the point is you're still wrong, but you're wrong for better reasons than everyone else.
Posted by: .: Asmo
« on: January 09, 2018, 02:40:28 PM »

This looks oddly ... familiar ....

https://www.dynatrace.com/perform/

Ignore what the site is for ... but enjoy the somewhat Animorphs related space theme.
Posted by: RYTX
« on: December 30, 2017, 09:22:42 PM »

I'm at home, admiring how perfectly all the Animorphs books fit on a single shelf of my childhood bookshelf, but I can't help but wonder why TEC looks among the most worn out. I've read them all more than I can count, but that's gotta be one of the ones I handled the least.
Posted by: ViciousVisser
« on: December 28, 2017, 03:04:03 PM »

#46 was one of my favorites because I love the themes of war and morality it had in it, including the war between the Yeerks and the potential nuclear war with nations.
Posted by: gh, King of Birbs
« on: December 25, 2017, 04:31:48 AM »

Yeah, I always kind of forget that book even exisis :P
Posted by: Quaf
« on: December 25, 2017, 03:32:04 AM »

I’ve reread the series a billion times, yet I somehow always skip #46, the one with ax morphing the military dude on the cover. I can’t even remember the plot from the first (and only) time I read it. Hell, I’ve read the weakness more than once, but this book I just hate so much and I don’t know why, but it’s enough to stop me from reading it to find out
Posted by: RYTX
« on: December 24, 2017, 11:22:55 PM »

Finally got the Harrier, male, on a day I was sure I shouldn't have.

Life is weird
Posted by: Quaf
« on: November 24, 2017, 06:27:16 PM »

dba?
Posted by: RYTX
« on: November 24, 2017, 05:35:44 PM »

So I'm watching  dba for the umpteenth time this month and can't help but think visser three would be a much better character if he's taken with the additive of main vilians in this. An undeniable challenge and threat but without the magic levels of evil darkness. If nothing else it would make the villain decay hit softer since he keeps appearing. Magic.dark levels of evil should be kept for magic stories or very rarely occurring evil
Posted by: RYTX
« on: September 05, 2017, 09:19:53 PM »

I just realized how bad I feel  for ax at the end. For the story to close with him enslaved by another. How much it would hurt his pride to be the enemies tool. the greatest indignity to an andalite warrior
Posted by: ViciousVisser
« on: August 18, 2017, 12:37:05 PM »

Just finished my summer tradition of reading all of the books. Man, the final book tears me up every time...
Posted by: DinosaurNothlit
« on: August 14, 2017, 11:34:41 PM »

This is definitely something I've thought about before, and I can think of at least two possible explanations (at least, for the minor injuries).

1. Those Andalites probably could morph those battle scars away, but they just . . . don't.  It is made fairly clear that most Andalites, other than those specializing in espionage, don't really make much use of their morphing abilities.  They do the training, maybe morph a kafit for fun when they first get the ability, and then they just seem to forget that they have these powers at all.  The Andalites in #18 didn't even have a small morph available to them so that they could escape the destruction of their ship.  And, in any case, I could see an Andalite actively choosing not to morph their scars away, with the scar being a point of pride and honor to Andalite sensibilities.

2. The morphing power probably takes some element of self-image into account.  There's a couple books where it is made clear that a haircut will not be fixed by morphing (#2, #10, and #26, in case you wanted me to cite my sources), and neither will a piercing (#32).  Both things are technically 'injuries' that do not affect DNA, but they stick around from morph to morph.  And then I could go into all the stuff that's affected by environment rather than DNA, which is how identical twins can still look different from one another, etc.  Yet, again, the morphing process keeps those environmental effects intact.  So, what I think is happening, is that the morphing technology uses slightly more information than just the instructions in your DNA.  It may also take into account your subconscious self-image.  Which, for battle-scarred Andalites, includes their scars.

As for Elfangor, though . . . I think someone on RAF once pointed out that going into a morph is somewhat more difficult than demorphing back to your true form.  So, while the Animorphs have often managed to demorph from serious injuries, they may have been aided by the fact that they were never (to the best of my recollection) fatally wounded in their true forms.  Even then, they've had some very close calls.  Elfangor says in TAC that he was 'too weak to morph,' and given the circumstances I'm inclined to believe that.

I had a fan-theory at one point, that Elfangor wasn't given back his morphing powers when the Ellimist freed him from his nothlit human form.  But the 'too weak to morph' comment seems to contradict that.  :P
Posted by: Alan Fangor
« on: August 14, 2017, 10:30:08 PM »

Totally random thought : Andalite, injuries and morphing power.

There's something unclear about how the metamorphosis could heal a wound. They say many times that the morphing power cure every physical problem not related to DNA.
We have seen various Andalites with permanent disabilities, a lost stalk eye and others, mostly suffered in battle : captain prince Asculan from #54, or prince Galuit from #18, Mertil from #40
But Mertil is the only to be defined "vecol", and it's clearly stated that he cannot heal his injuries because he has an allergy to morphing technology.
And the others? How can there be disabilities in the andalite military if the power of metamorphosis heals every wound?

We should assume that a lot of andalites are allergic to morphing power, and they are all in the most important positions, but it looks really unlikely, even because the allergy is never mentioned before book 40.

And obviously Elfangor and his lethal injury...but probably this is explained in Andalite chronicles, I don't remember.
Posted by: Quaf
« on: August 13, 2017, 03:08:11 AM »

Posted by: Matches
« on: August 02, 2017, 01:44:43 PM »

One thing I would really like to see is a count of how many times the word "thermal" shows up in the series
Its in there a dozen plus times in every book.