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Title: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on June 30, 2008, 11:26:04 PM
So I've started a summer reread, (thinking about making a tradition of it :P), and it's bringing some things  to mind that don't really belong in any particular threads and really don't need to be discussed at length in new threads. So yeah, just stuff



Visser Three really seems enjoy eating his minions
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: jsh357 on June 30, 2008, 11:33:06 PM
I just reread the series myself (first time all the way through).

Random thoughts:
I remember hating Cassie seven years ago, but now she's one of my favorite characters.

I also, for some reason, loved the book where Jake had to stop Tom from killing his dad this time.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on June 30, 2008, 11:59:54 PM
#34 had a weird ending. Didn't really conclude.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on July 01, 2008, 12:16:16 AM
I liked the idea of giving morphing ability to Yeerks, but don't like how Cassie just let Tom get away with the device. She's very lucky it turned out kind pf like she hoped.

I wonder if anyone lost trust of Cassie or Ax at any point.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 01, 2008, 12:17:24 AM
I mixed up the endings of Megamorphs #1 and #39 (that's what happens when the plots are pretty much the same). then I re-read them.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Qwerty the Charliecorn on July 01, 2008, 12:18:56 AM
Whew, I seriously thought Ax was going to drop the bomb in #46. I was so freaked out. When my Mom called me for dinner, I didn't even hear her.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANna on July 01, 2008, 12:19:56 AM
I think I'm gonna get all my books from storage and re-read 'em.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 01, 2008, 12:22:18 AM
It's amazing how sad the Andalite Chronicles ending was.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 01, 2008, 12:46:34 AM
I didn't really understand the ending of #34 until like my 4th re-read. at first I thought aldrea really did try to take control of cassie.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 01, 2008, 01:06:53 AM
I like the beginning of 28. It's funny.

"I am young. And I am occasionally restless."
"Ax?"
"Yes, Marco?"
"Put on a shirt."
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 01, 2008, 01:10:36 AM
How did ax touch marco (the one that gave him stares from erek and marco) anyway? I read it but I can't imagine how...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 01, 2008, 01:12:46 AM
I always thought like in a too-caring way.

I thought it was funny at the end of 27 when that kid calls Rachel a "name she's been called before." Haha.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 01, 2008, 01:14:43 AM
i loved #28.

hey you know how marco says "how about if we just forget it and don't tell jake and go to the mall and see how many cinnabons ax can eat before he explodes?"

strangely, he could've done just that.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 01, 2008, 01:18:16 AM
28 was awesome cuz it was so pointless. They didn't have to do any of it.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 01, 2008, 01:19:49 AM
exactly finally someone agrees with me
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Post by: ANItiger13 on July 01, 2008, 01:41:51 AM
Dude, the Underground really confused me the first time I read it. It seemed like a lot was going on or something...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 01, 2008, 01:45:13 AM
huh? what are you talking about?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nateosaurus on July 01, 2008, 03:19:06 AM
Why why why did I have to leave book 4 at school that one time..

Don'tcha just love the conversation in book 29, The sickness, where Marco discusses all the words for throwing up :P
haha

Edit: I thought of a random question. How do you guys pronounce Hork-Bajir? like Ba Jar or Ba Jeer? lol, just curious, I think I say the second one
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: filmstu2005 on July 01, 2008, 04:24:27 AM
^^^^^^I just call it Hork-Ba Jeer.  Did anyone else get confused over the whole plural vs singular aspect of the word Hork-bajir? So is there such a thing as Hork-BajirS, with an S? I dont remember ever reading it that way.

And another thing, if the Yeerks were so advanced in building stuff, why the hell didn't they have futuristic building machines, as opposed to the earthmovers they kepy using to do every job. And they had storage sheds in the Yeerk Pool. Wtf? Dont they have an imagination?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nateosaurus on July 01, 2008, 04:25:50 AM
Yea that did get confusing.
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Post by: CounterInstinct on July 01, 2008, 06:20:27 AM
Apparently, the Yeerks didn't. They never invented their own. Always, their tech is just an inferior copy of other aliens', like the Skirt Na's and the Andalites' techs.
They didn't even have an elevator in the human entrances of the Yeerk Pool. It was stairs. Not escalators. Stairs!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 01, 2008, 09:24:06 AM
Don'tcha just love the conversation in book 29, The sickness, where Marco discusses all the words for throwing up :P
haha
oh yeah that was great.

somebody once told me plural is hork-bajir. no s.

don't you remember ax saying yeerks don't build? everything they have, they steal from other races.

does anybody know how visser three brought back the venber? it was something about programming. I don't remember, and the ebooks skipped those pages explaining.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 01, 2008, 12:55:45 PM
I just remembered getting in trouble for laughing at the poop thing in #6...that was funny.

...Wow, I thought about it, and I don't remember that book at all...So, I don't, morfowt.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Qwerty the Charliecorn on July 01, 2008, 01:42:57 PM
I remember my friends and I used to read Animorphs at school in the corner during reading time. We got some weird looks, lol.

One thing I really like about this series is that it blurred the line between good and evil.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: jsh357 on July 01, 2008, 01:43:21 PM
This series had a lot of funny moments, but nothing made me laugh harder than the scene in #49 where Rachel's sisters think Ax is a Pokémon.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 01, 2008, 02:04:07 PM
wait they thought he was a pokemon? where was that?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: jsh357 on July 01, 2008, 02:13:46 PM
In Book 49 ("The Diversion"), when they are evacuating Rachel's family.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 01, 2008, 02:23:50 PM
I know which book. i know the scene. but i don't remember any sentence or anything referencing pokemon.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Toby on July 01, 2008, 02:39:52 PM
This series had a lot of funny moments, but nothing made me laugh harder than the scene in #49 where Rachel's sisters think Ax is a Pokémon.

Oh my gosh, I just read that book. I started laughing histarically when I read that part.
I can see it now. Yeerk, Hork-Bajir, and Andalites trapped in Pokemon balls, lol. What if the Animorphs really battled like that? 

Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 01, 2008, 03:33:08 PM
Man, I don't remember that. I'll have to read that one again.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on July 01, 2008, 03:37:51 PM
I know which book. i know the scene. but i don't remember any sentence or anything referencing pokemon.
Ax says something about Jordan thinking he's a pokeyman.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 01, 2008, 03:43:12 PM
...oh...that was reference to pokemon? I thought jordan really said pokey man...oh now she saying needing to train to ax makes sense.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nateosaurus on July 02, 2008, 05:23:35 AM
It's pokey man. That's from Gumby, not Pokemon!

why oatmeal anyways? i mean c'mon. oatmeal?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on July 02, 2008, 08:20:08 AM
why oatmeal anyways? i mean c'mon. oatmeal?
Is it the apple? Or the cinnamin? Or maybe the instant part? Who knows?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nateosaurus on July 02, 2008, 08:56:02 AM
uh, isnt it maple and ginger?

not apple and cinnamon...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on July 02, 2008, 09:00:16 AM
uh, isnt it maple and ginger?

not apple and cinnamon...
I'm fairly sure in the books it's apple and cinnamon. I may be confusing the show with the books, though. One of us, at least.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 02, 2008, 10:47:23 AM
it's NOT apple and cinnamon.

the tv show got it right actually. instant maple and ginger oatmeal.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on July 02, 2008, 11:50:14 AM
it's NOT apple and cinnamon.

the tv show got it right actually. instant maple and ginger oatmeal.
The books came out before the show, so if the books say one thing and the show says another I'd say the books are right. Especially since this happens early in the series.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 02, 2008, 11:58:21 AM
I'm pretty sure the show had instant maple and ginger.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 02, 2008, 02:10:04 PM
it's NOT apple and cinnamon.

the tv show got it right actually. instant maple and ginger oatmeal.
The books came out before the show, so if the books say one thing and the show says another I'd say the books are right. Especially since this happens early in the series.

no I meant the books said what the show said...oh *sigh* what I'm saying is the book said instant maple and ginger and the show said instant maple and ginger. that's what I've been trying to say.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 02, 2008, 03:22:23 PM
There were a lot of complaints about it, I guess, but I didn't mind the backtracking thing in MM1 where K.A. had the different people tell the parts from there point of view. The rest of the MM books didn't necessarily need that though...Especially not MM3 since they were already kind of all over the place...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on July 02, 2008, 03:41:10 PM
it's NOT apple and cinnamon.

the tv show got it right actually. instant maple and ginger oatmeal.
The books came out before the show, so if the books say one thing and the show says another I'd say the books are right. Especially since this happens early in the series.

no I meant the books said what the show said...oh *sigh* what I'm saying is the book said instant maple and ginger and the show said instant maple and ginger. that's what I've been trying to say.
Ok, sorry. Maple and ginger it is.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 02, 2008, 03:52:24 PM
There were a lot of complaints about it, I guess, but I didn't mind the backtracking thing in MM1 where K.A. had the different people tell the parts from there point of view. The rest of the MM books didn't necessarily need that though...Especially not MM3 since they were already kind of all over the place...

I liked that. it was like showing the same scene from someone else's prespective. I wished all the MM were like that.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 02, 2008, 04:09:46 PM
There were a lot of complaints about it, I guess, but I didn't mind the backtracking thing in MM1 where K.A. had the different people tell the parts from there point of view. The rest of the MM books didn't necessarily need that though...Especially not MM3 since they were already kind of all over the place...

I liked that. it was like showing the same scene from someone else's prespective. I wished all the MM were like that.

I especially wished that MM4 were like that. MM3 not so much, cuz that would have been crazy.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 02, 2008, 04:11:33 PM
hey, I think MM#2 had something like that. you know how rachel notices the smoke. I'll bet that was from the fire the others managed to make. now in the next chapter, they're still trying to make a fire.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 02, 2008, 04:13:31 PM
I think it was...It would've been different in MM2 since they're split up for a lot of it, but...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Estelore on July 02, 2008, 05:09:44 PM
MM 2 and # 12 (I think, the Jaguar/Sario Rip one?) are more-or-less the same plot. Ditto with the Ax-Mosquito one. Has anyone noticed that?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 02, 2008, 05:10:52 PM
I think you mean #11 and...I guess they were...The Mosquito one (#18) was a little different though.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 02, 2008, 05:11:08 PM
actually #11. how are they the same plots? they're completly different.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 02, 2008, 05:12:26 PM
They don't have the same plot, actually...more the same concept.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 02, 2008, 05:14:28 PM
no #18 didn't have the same concept.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 02, 2008, 05:17:27 PM
Yeah. 18 was different. But, MM2 and 11 did have close to the same concepts.

I'm I the only person who thought the cover of #32 looked funky?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 03, 2008, 12:48:30 AM
uh...I doubt it. but I don't think it looked funky.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 03, 2008, 01:03:28 AM
It just looked...Odd. Rachel turning into the starfish...I laughed when I saw it.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nateosaurus on July 03, 2008, 01:22:50 AM
Had to explain the plot of animorphs to my Mum yet again *sigh*

no one else gets it
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 03, 2008, 01:23:17 AM
I don't know if I can try with my mom...It's a confusing plot.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 03, 2008, 01:25:17 AM
I can't try with my mom. not only do I have to explain it, I have to explain it in japanese.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nateosaurus on July 03, 2008, 01:27:05 AM
haha poor you morfowt.

My Mum gets it, just forgets all the time...

and once, I was on vacation somewhere, we just met this guy and I explained the entire plot of animorphs.. I was about 9 and probably annoyed the crap outta that guy.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 03, 2008, 01:28:25 AM
lol.

I can just imagine that scene.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 03, 2008, 01:34:28 AM
So can I...That's funny...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Qwerty the Charliecorn on July 03, 2008, 02:05:46 AM
Hmm, my Mom doesn't get Animorphs, but my Dad kinda does. Every now and then, the first time I read the series, he'd ask me what was going on in the book, and would, more or less, understand it. My Mom is not much of a sci-fi person unless it involves Star Trek.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 03, 2008, 02:07:31 AM
Pfft...Star Trek.

Every single time I bring an Animorphs book to school, I get asked what it is. Kind of annoying. 
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nateosaurus on July 03, 2008, 02:30:14 AM

Every single time I bring an Animorphs book to school, I get asked what it is. Kind of annoying. 

I had that problem too :P


I miss the good old days, of going to Target and buying a new animorph book, good times.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 03, 2008, 10:38:27 AM
um...I'll just settle for the library. besides I have no money, and if I want a book, my mom doesn't let me buy, she says to go find it at the library.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: blackcondor105 on July 03, 2008, 10:41:33 AM
Pfft...Star Trek.

Every single time I bring an Animorphs book to school, I get asked what it is. Kind of annoying. 


i dont get asked that the animorphs books and show was very popular by me some people still read the books at my school
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 03, 2008, 12:33:51 PM
See, no one at my school knows what Animorphs is...most likely because they came out right after or in the year they'd been born...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: GokaiBlue on July 03, 2008, 12:36:04 PM
Im the only person in my school who's probably even heard of Animorphs. The only other people I know who now of the books' existance are my next door neighbor(Who got me interested in Animorphs), her younger brother, my cousin, any of my friends who see me reading on of the books
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 03, 2008, 12:39:18 PM
One person knows what Animorphs is and has read them at my school. Just because she has older sisters, though.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Qwerty the Charliecorn on July 03, 2008, 01:40:38 PM
Haha, there was this boy in my fourth grade class who was an Animorphs fan. There was only one copy of each book, so any time we both wanted the same book, we'd have to bargain and exchange, lol.

One day in fifth grade the teacher was giving a lecture on birds, and he held up a picture of what looked to me like a red-tailed hawk. He said, "What is this bird?" I had the serious urge to shout, "It's Tobias!"
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 03, 2008, 01:59:36 PM
When I was in fourth grade, one of my best friends started reading Animorphs, so we started trading off. We'd each finish a book at the same time, then I'd give him back the one I'd just read and he'd give me the one he just finished. We normally got to each book within a day.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Myitt on July 03, 2008, 04:25:49 PM
The opening of the Megamorphs book with the Time Matrix was probably one of the darkest moments in the series...then again, that whole damn book was dark as hell.  Yay for darkness?!

What's weird is, even though Animorphs was pretty popular, I didn't meet any other hardcore fans in person until college.  My friends were just the "meh I'll read one, then toss it" type.  No matter how much I tried to convince them x3  These days I convinced my boyfriend to read the whole thing (he's Pez001 on here) and yeah, he didn't run screaming for the hills, so that's rather a good thing XD  Success, finally!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on July 05, 2008, 01:45:39 AM
Ten years and it still sends a chill down the spine

someone give this series a freakin meddle already
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 05, 2008, 01:52:50 AM
What medal to you think would fit?
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Post by: WildAtHeart on July 05, 2008, 01:53:06 AM
i was remembering elementary school and i thought back to when one of those animal trainers came to do an assembly when I was in 4th or 5th grade (can't remember which year exactly. but i was only in that school for 4th and 5th lol).  She brought out a red-tailed hawk and you could hear all the kids in the auditorium whispering "Tobias!"

and i remember if my mom and i went to the store and i didn't have money to buy the newest book, i would carry it around the store and read it completely while my mom shopped lol.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 05, 2008, 01:57:05 AM
Something like that happened at my school. It was funny cuz this guy brought a red-tailed hawk and there were only three people in my school who knew what Animorphs was, so everyone was like "who?" when we said Tobias.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nateosaurus on July 05, 2008, 02:56:59 AM
Aw I wish we had red-tails in Australia. no fairs.

I accused a butterfly of being an Animorph the other day...
so I helped it get to a garden.

and then later, I saw a caterpillar, told Mum to be nice to it and take it to the garden. She ended up throwing it toward the garden, so I apologised to it. I said "sorry Jake, Marco, or whoever, if you're an Animorph!"
yea my Mum thinks I'm nuts by now...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Gaz on July 05, 2008, 09:19:37 PM
As for totally random thoughts. My sister and myself were walking this evening and had a whole out discussion about Andalite anatomy. Like how would organs be arranged and how things would work. No idea how that got started, but it lasted a good 15-20 minutes.

We touched briefly on Hork-Bajir and Yeerk anatomy as well. Though not as extensive as our Andalite discussion.
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Post by: EscafilDevice on July 05, 2008, 09:28:29 PM
I finally read #53 a few days ago, and I absolutely loved when Tobias told off Jake at the end. It broke my heart.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nateosaurus on July 05, 2008, 10:44:40 PM
As for totally random thoughts. My sister and myself were walking this evening and had a whole out discussion about Andalite anatomy. Like how would organs be arranged and how things would work. No idea how that got started, but it lasted a good 15-20 minutes.

We touched briefly on Hork-Bajir and Yeerk anatomy as well. Though not as extensive as our Andalite discussion.

Haha yea that'd be a fun conversation, lol.

Like how the heck can they eat with hooves? that just blows my mind, haha
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Gaz on July 06, 2008, 01:21:42 PM
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Like how the heck can they eat with hooves? that just blows my mind, hah

Ya know, I don't think we actually talked about that. We talked about the placement of the hearts, how big their lungs would be. Where would organs be in the first place and would they have doubles of anything since they have the humanoid torso and the deer/horse back? What sort of digestive/elimination system would they have since they don't chew stuff? How big would an andalite baby be? How would their spine work since it has to curve from torso to deer/horse body and the tail.

Do they have double rib cages? I guess they'd have to in order to support everything.

Yeah, like I said we had a good 15 minute discussion. We also briefly wondered how the Yeerks could have a complex brain being as they are. Since I'm pretty sure it's been said that creatures with small structures can't have complex brains...or something like that. Things have to be a certain way in order for a complex brain to be possible. I don't know, gotta look that up.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 06, 2008, 01:23:18 PM
Wow...that's...Quite interesting, actually. Something for obsessive nerds like us to ponder. 
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on July 06, 2008, 01:32:45 PM
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Like how the heck can they eat with hooves? that just blows my mind, hah

Ya know, I don't think we actually talked about that. We talked about the placement of the hearts, how big their lungs would be. Where would organs be in the first place and would they have doubles of anything since they have the humanoid torso and the deer/horse back? What sort of digestive/elimination system would they have since they don't chew stuff? How big would an andalite baby be? How would their spine work since it has to curve from torso to deer/horse body and the tail.

Do they have double rib cages? I guess they'd have to in order to support everything.

Yeah, like I said we had a good 15 minute discussion. We also briefly wondered how the Yeerks could have a complex brain being as they are. Since I'm pretty sure it's been said that creatures with small structures can't have complex brains...or something like that. Things have to be a certain way in order for a complex brain to be possible. I don't know, gotta look that up.
I have a few theories on
Andalite anatomy and Yeerk brains.

Andalites might have a kind of bone structure linking the top part with the lower part. This way the spine doesn't really curve like that. Two parts hook to the bone(s). As for the tail, I'm not sure. Scorpions have forward swinging tails, which it why Andalite tails are often compared to scorpions.

As for Yeerk brains, Yeerks tend to be influenced by their hosts. Hork-Bajir controllers tend to have less intelligence and more trouble speaking than Human controllers. Visser Three has a HUGE ego and superiority complex, which may be caused by inhabiting an Andalite.

This makes me think that Yeerks don't really have sophisticated brains. Maybe just memories or something, but a lot of it has to do with the host's. Kind of a mental symbiosis type thing, where the host brain influenced the mental capacity and possibly personality of the Yeerk.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Gaz on July 06, 2008, 01:38:57 PM
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As for Yeerk brains, Yeerks tend to be influenced by their hosts. Hork-Bajir controllers tend to have less intelligence and more trouble speaking than Human controllers. Visser Three has a HUGE ego and superiority complex, which may be caused by inhabiting an Andalite.

This makes me think that Yeerks don't really have sophisticated brains. Maybe just memories or something, but a lot of it has to do with the host's. Kind of a mental symbiosis type thing, where the host brain influenced the mental capacity and possibly personality of the Yeerk.


Ok, I see what you're saying there. That makes sense.  :D


On another random note we loved how the Hork-Bajir aren't bladed for the sake of being scary. How perfectly suited they are for where they live and how each blade has a purpose.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 06, 2008, 01:39:51 PM
I think Animorphs was the first series to give me a headache...Stupid Ax and your advanced explanations.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Gaz on July 06, 2008, 01:44:03 PM
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Stupid Ax and your advanced explanations.

Heh, that just made something pop in my head.

"Ax, explain it again like you would to a child."

*explanation is still way too complex*

"Um...ok...try explaining it like you would to....a Hork-Bajir! Only include simple pictures and sock puppets."
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 06, 2008, 01:45:23 PM
Hahaha....Hahaha...

I think I actually understood like one or two...But I don't know.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Gaz on July 06, 2008, 01:55:35 PM
I'll have to re-read the series. It's been a while since I first read them. I was in grade school, so of course the complex explanations were way above me. Even in a kid's book. Heh. Will have to see if they're still just has confusing and if I really do need pictures and sock puppets to get it.

Of course...then you'd have to explain the concept of sock puppets to Ax. Could end up being to much of a hassle. Just smile, nod and assume he knows what the heck he's talking about.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on July 06, 2008, 02:05:39 PM
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As for Yeerk brains, Yeerks tend to be influenced by their hosts. Hork-Bajir controllers tend to have less intelligence and more trouble speaking than Human controllers. Visser Three has a HUGE ego and superiority complex, which may be caused by inhabiting an Andalite.

This makes me think that Yeerks don't really have sophisticated brains. Maybe just memories or something, but a lot of it has to do with the host's. Kind of a mental symbiosis type thing, where the host brain influenced the mental capacity and possibly personality of the Yeerk.


Ok, I see what you're saying there. That makes sense.  :D


On another random note we loved how the Hork-Bajir aren't bladed for the sake of being scary. How perfectly suited they are for where they live and how each blade has a purpose.
I don't know if they ever explained the blade on the end of their tail. I think they have one. I imagine it might be a kind of anchor. They hook the blade into a tree so their tails can support them better.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: zaprowsdower on July 06, 2008, 04:22:10 PM
They evolved as prey animals and that was their defense against their predators.
I think that with regards to eating Andalites have some kind of esophagus in each of their legs that's connected to the stomach. They probably have some kind of sphincter in what would be the soft center of their hooves that rips the grass up and sucks it in.
You know, we should all create a discussion and make a textbook anatomy illustration of an andalite someday! :nerd:
As for yeerks, of course they're sentient creatures; what part of science says they couldn't be?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 06, 2008, 04:41:33 PM
My head hurts again...

This is almost as bad as Ax...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on July 06, 2008, 04:48:37 PM
I really don't have any definite theory on how Andalites eat. I think they travel too fast for the grass to be smashed into paste and absorbed through the hoof. They do need to be moving in order to eat, though. Water can be taken while standing still, as far as I can tell.

They might have something that clenches down on whatever grass is stepped in, ground up, and then absorbed.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: TheFearlessLeader on July 06, 2008, 05:46:38 PM
Totally off topic probably, but I didn't read through the whole thread.

I have a question. How do you store these books(like best conditions) so that they stay in good condition? I want to know because I have the whole series and want to pass it on to my children, etc. What is the best way to preserve it?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: esplin on July 06, 2008, 06:07:03 PM
Totally off topic probably, but I didn't read through the whole thread.

I have a question. How do you store these books(like best conditions) so that they stay in good condition? I want to know because I have the whole series and want to pass it on to my children, etc. What is the best way to preserve it?

Thanks!

this is a totally random thoughts thing so you can say whatever you i want i guess,

id say vacum sealed in plastic bags but i know nothing on how to preserve books, but i do know that the oils in skin damage paper
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on July 06, 2008, 06:11:24 PM
They seem to go out of there way to make sure the characters never say "I love you" to each other.
Han Solo's legacy lives on
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 06, 2008, 06:13:16 PM
Yeah, they do. I know Jake and Cassie did once and said he loved Cassie to Marco another time, but other than that, I don't remember...And I don't remember anything with Tobias and Rachel...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: esplin on July 06, 2008, 06:20:47 PM
yeah they all love each other, who wouldnt after going through all of that
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 06, 2008, 06:21:56 PM
They just weren't able to say it...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Gaz on July 06, 2008, 06:27:27 PM
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You know, we should all create a discussion and make a textbook anatomy illustration of an andalite someday

heh, theories and diagrams. The whole works. Someone whose really good at drawing Andalites can make the illustrations.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: TheFearlessLeader on July 06, 2008, 06:27:54 PM
Thanks Esplin...BTW...NICE sig...if that's what it's called I'm not sure. The picture thing with Esplin written in it.

Also, a question again. I was looking at some of the E-book things, and are they all the original cover pictures? Because I really don't remember Rachel morphing into Super Rachel....can anyone clarify?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on July 06, 2008, 06:29:33 PM
Thanks Esplin...BTW...NICE sig...if that's what it's called I'm not sure. The picture thing with Esplin written in it.

Also, a question again. I was looking at some of the E-book things, and are they all the original cover pictures? Because I really don't remember Rachel morphing into Super Rachel....can anyone clarify?
Yes it's a signature. Also called a sig or siggy.

And yes, that book originally showed her morphing super Rachel.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: TheFearlessLeader on July 06, 2008, 06:57:38 PM
Cool thanks daph..I really didn't remember it. I have mine in storage right now, so I couldn't check it out.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on July 06, 2008, 10:56:28 PM
dude if Shaq morphed a Hork-bajir, he'd techniqually shrink.
Unless you count the forehead blades
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nateosaurus on July 07, 2008, 04:55:38 AM
dude if Shaq morphed a Hork-bajir, he'd techniqually shrink.
Unless you count the forehead blades



ahahaha! nice, rob.

hmm i feel like reading an animorphs book, right now! must...resist...tem ptation :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 07, 2008, 02:25:35 PM
dude if Shaq morphed a Hork-bajir, he'd techniqually shrink.
Unless you count the forehead blades


Haha...That's funny.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on July 07, 2008, 03:05:36 PM
dude if Shaq morphed a Hork-bajir, he'd techniqually shrink.
Unless you count the forehead blades


Yeah, the tallest Humans would be at or above eye level of Hork-Bajir. They grow anywhere from seven to nine feet tall, but I think seven is average.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 07, 2008, 03:41:13 PM
Hmm...you know, one of Cassie's coolest moments was the end of MM1...Yay for Estreen-ness.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nateosaurus on July 08, 2008, 05:30:27 AM
haha i found a roach today at home, i told my mum i needed to acquire it because i didnt have a bug morph yet.

she just gives me a weird look and says "you do that."

honestly i'm surprised i'm not committed yet, haha
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 08, 2008, 05:31:47 AM
haha...Nice Claire.

I think I'm actually going to try hard to acquire my dog tomorrow...It'll be fun, I haven't done that since like 4th grade.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nateosaurus on July 08, 2008, 05:56:54 AM
haha yays

its just not fair, everytime i try and morph it doesnt work!! :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 08, 2008, 06:03:42 AM
I know! It sucks!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nateosaurus on July 08, 2008, 07:07:02 AM
hey heres a random question.

if you met the animorphs (yes, the animorphs), what would you say to them?

first things first, gimme the power to morph, thats what i'd say, haha
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 08, 2008, 07:08:20 AM
I'd say the same, probably.

Not much else you can.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Hunter on July 08, 2008, 07:23:00 AM
hmm... good question... i'd ask for the morphing power, then i'd ask if i could join... lolz
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 08, 2008, 07:24:43 AM
If you ask for the morphing power, you'd either have to join or have Ax's tailblade at your throat while you were tied up for three days.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Hunter on July 08, 2008, 07:28:00 AM
i'd rather just dissapear for 3 days, but thats just me
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: TheFearlessLeader on July 08, 2008, 01:06:41 PM
Since this is totally random, although not exactly related to animorphs...I have a question.

Since I came across wrong in my first post, and my words were taken the wrong way, any chance I can get some positive Karma? I hate looking at the negative number knowing it was skewed.

Hehe.  :)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: TheFearlessLeader on July 08, 2008, 01:08:42 PM
Just to help my cause, I applauded everyone in this thread so far. Lol.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 08, 2008, 02:23:52 PM
mmm...do you promise to have good manners from now on? eh what the heck. sure.

and actually, this is talking about animorphs, although there is a totally random thoughts thread in the bored board. you can talk about anything there.

oh, and you didn't applaud me. I have posted in this thread. You don't have to applaud, just saying you did miss me.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: SageKiller on July 08, 2008, 03:32:55 PM
So I was making smores with my sister last night and I was thinking...maybe the animorphs would have been happier all those times they were huddled around the campfire in the hork-bajir valley if they had a constant supplies of smores?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Estelore on July 08, 2008, 03:38:43 PM
If you've ever been camping in the high-temperate latitudes at night in autumn, you know that 'huddling around a campfire' is a very LITERAL phrase. You huddle, because the fire's heat only reaches a few feet beyond the Burning Zone (that spot where idiots stand, causing their pants to catch fire). Outside the Warm Zone, the transition to Cold is IMMEDIATE. You can literally get frostbite on the backs of your legs while almost scorching your knees and face. *personal experience*

A few blankets would have been even better than s'mores, but I like the way you think. ;)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: SageKiller on July 08, 2008, 04:24:10 PM
Ooook....I'm never gonna use that phrase again, it now has a whole different meaning for me >.>  I actually hate camping so I wouldn't know about any of that.

But I wonder what would've happened if they had  blankets and smores...and maybe some indoor plumbing...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Estelore on July 08, 2008, 04:33:02 PM
Okay, eww. Huddle and cuddle are NOT the same thing. Huddling can be done ALONE. Cuddling requires another person or person-sized object.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 08, 2008, 04:34:51 PM
Lol...Person-sized.

For some reason, I just pictured Ax as Zorro for a second...Haha...Wei rd.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Estelore on July 08, 2008, 04:45:57 PM
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Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 08, 2008, 04:47:30 PM
Haha, Nice, Este.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Qwerty the Charliecorn on July 08, 2008, 04:58:25 PM
Wow. It's amazing how quickly I can get through the Animorphs books now.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on July 08, 2008, 05:43:00 PM
Seriously have you people read these books, my god!

Just finished TAC and I gotta say, damn. I mean I don't cry at much, but after ten years of doing this the eyes still water on the last pages. I still get nauseous when Arbon gets trapped. I still laugh cuz lets face it, Visser Three is just a funny mofo.

Someone give this lady a freakin medal already
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Estelore on July 08, 2008, 05:48:43 PM
*bows*
Thank you! Thank you! ;D ;D




...oh...wait...you meant K.A....didn't you?

*AWK-ward*




*crickets*
*che-DEET che-DEET che-DEET che-DESTOMP!!!*
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 08, 2008, 05:53:48 PM
rofl.

I can totally imagine that scene.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: zaprowsdower on July 08, 2008, 06:40:52 PM
PETA will be at your door protesting your cricket massacre in 3...2...1...

*DING-DONG*
 :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Qwerty the Charliecorn on July 08, 2008, 06:44:31 PM
Crickets are good luck.  >:( And PETA is creepy.

Tobias is awesome!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: TheFearlessLeader on July 08, 2008, 07:51:11 PM
mmm...do you promise to have good manners from now on? eh what the heck. sure.

and actually, this is talking about animorphs, although there is a totally random thoughts thread in the bored board. you can talk about anything there.

oh, and you didn't applaud me. I have posted in this thread. You don't have to applaud, just saying you did miss me.

I didn't miss you. It says I can't do it more than once in 12 hours when I try now. So I must've got you right? No worries, I'll get you tomorrow just in case. And if I forget, it's probably because I am working all day and studying for an NASD exam. Lol.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 08, 2008, 08:02:04 PM
Crickets are good luck.  >:( And PETA is creepy.

Tobias is awesome!

so are the rest of the Animorphs! Yay for morphing awesomeness.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: zaprowsdower on July 08, 2008, 08:38:26 PM
Huzzah!!! 8)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on July 08, 2008, 10:42:44 PM
If you've ever been camping in the high-temperate latitudes at night in autumn, you know that 'huddling around a campfire' is a very LITERAL phrase. You huddle, because the fire's heat only reaches a few feet beyond the Burning Zone (that spot where idiots stand, causing their pants to catch fire). Outside the Warm Zone, the transition to Cold is IMMEDIATE. You can literally get frostbite on the backs of your legs while almost scorching your knees and face. *personal experience*

A few blankets would have been even better than s'mores, but I like the way you think. ;)
How weird would it be to have burns on the front of my legs, and frostbite on the back of them? I'd have to do a slow, constant turning motion all night.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Estelore on July 08, 2008, 10:43:12 PM
Obviously, someone does not live in an area populated by millions upon millions of LOUD flippin' CRICKETS!!!
AAAAuurghghh!!!! It's enough to drive ye' mad!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Qwerty the Charliecorn on July 08, 2008, 11:05:46 PM
I've gotten used to them. But millions? That would probably drive me insane. Ah, PETA'll probably be after me for killing spiders, too, then.

Know what bugs me? When people write awesome fanfics but take at least three months to update.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Estelore on July 09, 2008, 10:12:13 AM
Is that directed at anyone in particular (I take forever to update, but I wouldn't call any of mine awesome, so I'll assume that you mean someone else  ^-^)?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Mr. Guy36 on July 09, 2008, 10:20:25 AM
What I miss is DinosuarNothlit's fanfics.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on July 09, 2008, 11:31:24 AM
Obviously, someone does not live in an area populated by millions upon millions of LOUD flippin' CRICKETS!!!
AAAAuurghghh!!!! It's enough to drive ye' mad!
I live out in the country. I'm used to crickets. I've also gotten used to cicidas, since living out on the lake in recent years. It's just nightly background noise to me.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: TheFearlessLeader on July 09, 2008, 12:08:00 PM
Anyone ever see this??

http://fitey777.proboards79.com/index.cgi

I found it interesting.. >:D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 09, 2008, 12:10:57 PM
yeah. someone posted that in RAF classic. i'm actually a member on that forum...although I don't remember my password.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Estelore on July 09, 2008, 01:36:03 PM
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I live out in the country. I'm used to crickets. I've also gotten used to cicidas, since living out on the lake in recent years. It's just nightly background noise to me.

I'd be used to them, too, except for three problems:

1. These aren't just crickets. They are city crickets. They are Camel Crickets. BIG HONKIN' CRICKETS, and each and every one of them has a 70 + decibel chirp. For the uninformed, that is a loudness level just below the noise of a washing machine, and well above the loudness of a normal conversation. Five of them together can cause hearing loss over a prolonged time. Millions of them are more than sufficient to drive me completely batty.

2. There are millions of them, and every last one of them wants to get his noisy self indoors (in other words, inside my HOUSE) every time it rains. It rains a LOT, out here.

3. There is a large holly bush below my bedroom window, right next to my bed. Several thousand crickets live in or near it. They are louder than the traffic on the interstate (freeway), which is VERY close to my house. At night, it gets REALLY loud. Painfully loud. Drive-you-up-the-walls-in-agony LOUD.

The only thing that keeps me from going totally bonkers? The walls of my house are almost perfect, acoustically, which means that any sound INSIDE my room STAYS inside my room, and any sound outside it stays outside it, provided that the windows are all closed.

However, my family has a bad habit of opening windows.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Qwerty the Charliecorn on July 09, 2008, 01:37:22 PM
Anyone ever see this??

[url]http://fitey777.proboards79.com/index.cgi[/url]

I found it interesting.. >:D


Haha, this is reminding me of the days when my friend and I used to sneak off at recess and tell each other about the weird dude who disappears every three days. Or how we would dare each other to sneak into the janitor's closet, but neither of us ended up doing it. Good times, good times.  :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on July 09, 2008, 02:26:56 PM
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I live out in the country. I'm used to crickets. I've also gotten used to cicidas, since living out on the lake in recent years. It's just nightly background noise to me.

I'd be used to them, too, except for three problems:

1. These aren't just crickets. They are city crickets. They are Camel Crickets. BIG HONKIN' CRICKETS, and each and every one of them has a 70 + decibel chirp. For the uninformed, that is a loudness level just below the noise of a washing machine, and well above the loudness of a normal conversation. Five of them together can cause hearing loss over a prolonged time. Millions of them are more than sufficient to drive me completely batty.

2. There are millions of them, and every last one of them wants to get his noisy self indoors (in other words, inside my HOUSE) every time it rains. It rains a LOT, out here.

3. There is a large holly bush below my bedroom window, right next to my bed. Several thousand crickets live in or near it. They are louder than the traffic on the interstate (freeway), which is VERY close to my house. At night, it gets REALLY loud. Painfully loud. Drive-you-up-the-walls-in-agony LOUD.

The only thing that keeps me from going totally bonkers? The walls of my house are almost perfect, acoustically, which means that any sound INSIDE my room STAYS inside my room, and any sound outside it stays outside it, provided that the windows are all closed.

However, my family has a bad habit of opening windows.
I see. Your pain far exceeds my own. Might I suggest ear muffs or plugs? You may have already thought of that before, though. If you really are loosing too much sleep, then it's a serious issue. Not getting enough sleep is a health risk.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 09, 2008, 02:28:23 PM
then why don't you just close all the windows in your room? there should be only like 1 or 2 at the most.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: zaprowsdower on July 09, 2008, 02:31:54 PM
businesses that think they have the right to screw over their employees. >:(
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Estelore on July 09, 2008, 03:03:27 PM
Going offline for awhile. See ya'!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on July 09, 2008, 03:21:13 PM
Going offline for awhile. See ya'!
Bye. We'll miss you.

I do like her. She's nice.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 09, 2008, 03:22:19 PM
Yes. She is...Also a bit too smart...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Estelore on July 09, 2008, 09:14:39 PM
Thanks, Daphnes and Ken!

Also, Ken:

"A little learning is a dangerous thing, but it is not half so risky as none at all."

Make what you want of that. ;)


Furthermore...

A BIT??!

Don't get me wrong, but that really is the understatement of the millennium. ;D ^-^
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on July 09, 2008, 09:18:42 PM
Some people have told me to try to learn at least one new thing every day.

What did I learn? I learned that a friend of mine doesn't know his own cellphone number yet. I didn't ask him how long he had had the number.

I think this topic is getting off track.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Estelore on July 09, 2008, 09:21:14 PM
Indeed.

Bunzzzz. Bun-zah!


What? Was that not RANDOM? Was that not Animorphs-related?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 09, 2008, 09:21:47 PM
CINNAMON BUNZZZZZ!!!!!

Okay, that's back on track.

Haha...Weird, Este...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on July 09, 2008, 09:23:27 PM
My Mona Lisa for a cinnamon bun!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Qwerty the Charliecorn on July 09, 2008, 09:28:42 PM
Ax was awesome!  ;D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on July 09, 2008, 09:30:18 PM
Ah, the buffet that is the floor of a movie theater.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Qwerty the Charliecorn on July 09, 2008, 09:34:04 PM
Oh, yeah, I remember that scene.  :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 09, 2008, 09:41:36 PM
Haha...Good times...Goooood times.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 09, 2008, 09:46:39 PM
Some people have told me to try to learn at least one new thing every day.

What did I learn? I learned that a friend of mine doesn't know his own cellphone number yet. I didn't ask him how long he had had the number.

I think this topic is getting off track.

speaking of which, I don't know my home's phone number ;D

anyway, back on topic...

does anybody remember this line?

"yes she is hot. that is why she often wears less artificial skin" -Ax, #28 the Experiment.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Qwerty the Charliecorn on July 09, 2008, 10:01:03 PM
Oh yeah! And then Marco said something about switching those around, right?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 09, 2008, 10:02:24 PM
Haha...I have that book right here. He says "Yeah, well I think you may have your cause and effect turned around there."
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on July 09, 2008, 10:04:49 PM
That book was a good 'un! I might just reread it.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 09, 2008, 10:05:28 PM
I love that book. It never had to happen...Haha...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Qwerty the Charliecorn on July 09, 2008, 10:05:51 PM
Hmm. I re-read it, and now I actually like it. I didn't before, though.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 09, 2008, 10:14:55 PM
The end of that was like one of Cassie's best moments.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on July 10, 2008, 01:00:54 AM
I imagine most Ani readers are familiar with the Goosebumps series. Now if you remember those special pick your route books you may recall the reader beware; you chose the scare! motto.

In a tribute to my total lameness I have for about 4 years now randomly burst out with a new (improved) Animorphs version of that

Reader beware; you're gaining more hair.....
*dramatic music*

get it: more hair, in for scare. When you morph an animal with fur and

Ah whatever
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 10, 2008, 01:04:17 AM
Haha...You're a dork, Rob.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nateosaurus on July 10, 2008, 01:31:26 AM
haha I agree with Ken.

on another note, I really wish I could have a cinnamon bun, why dont we have cinnabon here?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 10, 2008, 01:35:27 AM
Cuz, only America is aloud to have crazy Andalites.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 10, 2008, 02:24:51 AM
I imagine most Ani readers are familiar with the Goosebumps series. Now if you remember those special pick your route books you may recall the reader beware; you chose the scare! motto.

In a tribute to my total lameness I have for about 4 years now randomly burst out with a new (improved) Animorphs version of that

Reader beware; you're gaining more hair.....
*dramatic music*

get it: more hair, in for scare. When you morph an animal with fur and

Ah whatever

hey that would go really well with the goosebumps book: my hairiest adventure.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nateosaurus on July 10, 2008, 02:56:20 AM
Cuz, only America is aloud to have crazy Andalites.

*whines* well thats not FAIR!

hmm.. i see a fanfic coming along.. the australian animorphs..

lol *rolles eyes* whatever
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on July 10, 2008, 10:18:44 AM
I've read some posts ragging on Alternamorphs. I personally didn't mind them, because I've read those kinds of books before. I wonder if there's a common dislike of them?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 10, 2008, 10:24:28 AM
they're terrible...in one book, ax says <even cooler than my tail?>

can you actually imagine ax saying that?

I've read those kinds of goosebumps books. the goosebumps kind were great. alternamorphs, not great. why turn to a chapter? how am I supposed to know where a chapter is exactly. it's easy to find a page.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nateosaurus on July 10, 2008, 10:40:24 AM
haha no, Ax wouldnt say that

those alternamorphs... a bit weird.

now i wanna read em for old times sake.

hahaha today, my thoughts... i was wondering how many people at the concert were controllers.. and whether or not we'd get trapped and all of us infested. nice thoughts.. XD
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Yorick Brown on July 10, 2008, 12:14:40 PM
Those Alternamorphs could have been better written, but I liked the idea and the books themselves. Don't hold a candle to Give Yourself Goosebumps and Choose Your Own Adventure though.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: EscafilDevice on July 10, 2008, 05:31:41 PM
Those Alternamorphs could have been better written, but I liked the idea and the books themselves. Don't hold a candle to Give Yourself Goosebumps and Choose Your Own Adventure though.

They are fun every now and then.

I don't see why people hated them so much.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 10, 2008, 05:34:53 PM
they're terrible...in one book, ax says <even cooler than my tail?>

can you actually imagine ax saying that?

I've read those kinds of goosebumps books. the goosebumps kind were great. alternamorphs, not great. why turn to a chapter? how am I supposed to know where a chapter is exactly. it's easy to find a page.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on July 10, 2008, 08:16:20 PM
In so many of his books Jake wants to punch his friends

That's not healthy
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 10, 2008, 08:23:19 PM
well they ask him what to do...which is why I never volunteer to be leader.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: TheFearlessLeader on July 10, 2008, 10:17:56 PM
Ok...here is a random thought I was just having.

I just watched the movie Jumper and I was contemplating things. Would I rather be able to morph into ANY creature, alien or earth-bound, at any time and fight crime? Or would I rather be able to instantly jump to any point in the world as long as I've seen it before? And, theoretically, anywhere in the Universe, as long as I could live in the environment.


I know I have in the past, and maybe other people too, have thought about what kind of special power you'd want if you were a superhero...

If I could be born a Jumper, and then acquire the Morphing power, I don't think there is anything in the world that could stop you. I mean, in the movie Jumper, only the strongest people could jump the biggest objects(meaning they hold onto a car and jump it with them). It was supposedly impossible to *jump* a building with you, because someone died doing it in the past. However, Hayden Christianson's character does it because he is supposedly stronger.

So, think about it.

I jump to a secret cave, morph into whatever deadly creature I have in my arsenal, then jump right into a fight and kill whatever's in my way, then jump back, morph back, and jump home.

LOL anywho it's all nonsense, but I would LOVE to have both powers at once.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 10, 2008, 10:20:33 PM
It'd be awesome to have both powers. And morph like mid jump. One place you're human, another you're like a tiger.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 10, 2008, 10:22:52 PM
oh yeah that would be cool. as long as you don't get shocked by electricity. electricity running through your brain can stop you from jumping, or something like that. yeah, I've watched Jumper too. stopped after a while though. it was getting scary.

It'd be awesome to have both powers. And morph like mid jump. One place you're human, another you're like a tiger.
that wouldn't really work. morphing takes about two min. jumping is instant.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 10, 2008, 10:27:03 PM
So? None of this is real. We can make up new rules. Like, say jumping speeds up morphing.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: TheFearlessLeader on July 11, 2008, 12:03:49 AM
Yeah, and let's say while in morph we can jump as well.....i mean, how easy would it be to have a tiger's instincts and also the power to jump. You'd never get touched. LOL.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nateosaurus on July 11, 2008, 01:35:04 AM
oh man, that'd rock!!

those powers would be so great
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 11, 2008, 03:04:56 AM
what if you add in invisibility? then even if you're standing still, people can't see you.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nateosaurus on July 12, 2008, 08:21:19 PM
I'm bringing 7 animorphs with me on my trip to darwin.

Just random books I picked out..

One from each point of view, and an extra one of Cassies..
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Qwerty the Charliecorn on July 12, 2008, 11:40:49 PM
Just finished The Ultimate the second time. I'm beginning to remember why I hated Cassie so much.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 12, 2008, 11:50:08 PM
I have this strange feeling Claire brought 44 with her...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Qwerty the Charliecorn on July 12, 2008, 11:53:51 PM
Lol, Ken.

Aw, now that I'm re-reading The Sacrifice, I'm confused. On one hand, I believe peace is the best way out of any conflict. On the other hand, I don't think the Yeerks like peace very much. Now I don't know who to hate and who to like. Wow, this series gets really dark at the end.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on July 13, 2008, 12:56:19 AM
Now I know their lives are dangerous and all, but seriously, they talk about wetting themselves way too much
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 13, 2008, 12:58:42 AM
what would you have said then?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on July 13, 2008, 12:59:43 AM
I say I was scared and leave it at that.
They are between 13 and 16.
No peeing self, please
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 13, 2008, 01:01:46 AM
yeah but wetting your pants is more descriptive. saying you're just scared is kinds vague.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Qwerty the Charliecorn on July 13, 2008, 01:21:28 AM
I think they mentioned puking a couple of times, too...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 13, 2008, 01:29:00 AM
you guys remember in book 29 marco listed all the different ways to say puke?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Qwerty the Charliecorn on July 13, 2008, 01:46:34 AM
Yeah. That was kinda funny. :P

Why is it that every time the Animorphs prevail in battle, the Indiana Jones theme starts playing in my head?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 13, 2008, 01:47:41 AM
I hear the Star Wars theme.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 13, 2008, 02:05:26 AM
I hear the animorphs theme song...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Qwerty the Charliecorn on July 13, 2008, 02:06:26 AM
You mean the one from the TV show?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 13, 2008, 02:16:01 AM
yeah that's the one
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 13, 2008, 02:18:25 AM
No turning back, no backing down
No where to run no solid ground...
No place to hide, no one to trust, no one to help you when you're lost
There's only us.

It's all in your hands...Hold on, hold back the darkness...Gotta take a stand...It's all in your hands...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 13, 2008, 02:32:56 AM
I thought it was no turning back, no backing down...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 13, 2008, 02:56:30 AM
It is. I was typing too fast.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Estelore on July 13, 2008, 11:45:19 AM
Quote
you guys remember in book 29 marco listed all the different ways to say puke?

*Ahem*

vomit
puke
up-chuck
toss yer cookies
toss yer tacos
toss yer lunch
kneel before the porcelain throne
pay homage to the porcelain king
gaze into the magic mirror
peristaltic pyrotechnics
rainbow slime
hurl
earp
spew
lose your lunch
yo-yo lunch
eat in reverse
ailimentary humility
be sick
be nauseous
be nauseated
retch
gag
barf
expel
shouting groceries
the technicolor yawn
training to be a supermodel
heave
ralph
yak
blow chunks
emesis
stomach tsunami
throw out
riding the porcelain bus
whistling beef
bark at the ants
call Earl
bob
boot
de-food
hug the porcelain goddess
laugh at the ground
pray to Dionysus
paint the walls
sell the Buick
talk to Ralph on the big white telephone
urp
vurp
yack
yarf
york


*Bows*
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ThermalRider on July 13, 2008, 12:32:32 PM
*applauds Estelore*

Very, very nice!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Estelore on July 13, 2008, 12:42:13 PM
Thank you! Thank you! I'll be here 'til Thursday.

Oh...wait...I'm leaving today until Saturday. So...yeah. Bye! :sign0203:
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Qwerty the Charliecorn on July 13, 2008, 01:54:20 PM
Lol, thank you. Now I have an even better reason to tell Mom I don't want to eat breakfast!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 13, 2008, 01:55:19 PM
Haha, awesome, Este.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Yarin on July 13, 2008, 04:19:11 PM
i have a question whats kasu mean?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 13, 2008, 04:20:28 PM
KA screw up.

basically the term used to describe when K.A. made a mistake in the books.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Yarin on July 13, 2008, 05:08:52 PM
oh that makes sense thanks
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Qwerty the Charliecorn on July 13, 2008, 05:13:29 PM
I don't see why people get so worked up over KASU's. I mean, with the already large plot, the sub-plots, the twists, AND character development... I don't blame her for messing up every now and then.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 13, 2008, 05:16:13 PM
I guess some people are just perfectionists. to be honest, i didn't recognize half of the KASU's there are. the only ones I do notice are the big ones (really obvious ones) and maybe one or two small ones (not so obvious) . Big ones like Jake can thought-speak and such in book 1.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Yarin on July 13, 2008, 05:20:13 PM
i just didn't know what the letters meant when i came across them
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: zaprowsdower on July 13, 2008, 07:28:41 PM
Consider them as fanfic opportunities ;)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on July 14, 2008, 01:56:11 AM
I now know what rachels bear morphs feels like

awesome
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 14, 2008, 01:58:32 AM
...Okay...

I really want to be a tiger.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 14, 2008, 01:58:59 AM
which bear? she has both grizzly and polar bear.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on July 14, 2008, 02:03:57 AM
grizzly, duh.

claws too, surprising smooth
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 14, 2008, 02:04:43 AM
Sounds like lots of fun.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on July 14, 2008, 02:06:37 AM
more interesting then fun
dead animals aren't a whole lot of fun
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 14, 2008, 02:06:53 AM
.......Um.....Okay. ...?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 14, 2008, 02:09:27 AM
well...that was definetly random...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: zaprowsdower on July 14, 2008, 08:54:30 PM
At the Mounted Animal Nature Trail...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on July 15, 2008, 10:24:34 PM
Every time they talk about the futures for one of characters who isn't gonna make it I can't help but yell.

Dammit Jara!
dammit boy
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 15, 2008, 10:31:30 PM
Well that's what you get for re-reading it...

Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: zaprowsdower on July 16, 2008, 11:42:31 AM
...you'll be sure to see...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: WildAtHeart on July 16, 2008, 03:52:20 PM
i remember stores around me stopped carrying the series like right before the final countdown (or right in the middle...can't remember exactly lol)

but i remember seeing the final book in a store one day..didn't have money to buy it..so i skipped and read the last page...and was like "wait...wtf!?"
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on July 17, 2008, 07:24:55 PM
I was once gonna build me a model blade ship out of this nice box I had

Just found the box.
Not gonna be making anything anytime soon
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 17, 2008, 07:26:30 PM
wouldn't you first need to know what a blade ship looks like?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on July 17, 2008, 07:46:21 PM
Dude they describe every time it appears "twisted battle ax, triangular shaft, diamond head bridge."

It wouldn't be perfect, but still....o well box is crushed anyways
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 17, 2008, 07:48:57 PM
yeah, but I've seen pictures, and they look different from how I imagined...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Yorick Brown on July 17, 2008, 07:53:39 PM
There was once this notebook that had illustrations of the blade ship and the dome ship
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on July 17, 2008, 08:16:19 PM
yeah, but I've seen pictures, and they look different from how I imagined...

well, that's the beauty of a book, you decide how things imagine, it's not really right or wrong.
I mean pictured something pretty different from taxxons that appeared on book 43. I bet no two people here really picture the exact same Rachel, etc, etc
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 17, 2008, 08:23:22 PM
so you're saying the blade ship you planned to make, can be completely different from how others imagined, and it'd still count?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Qwerty the Charliecorn on July 17, 2008, 08:25:12 PM
Visser Three needs his own evil theme song.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 17, 2008, 08:28:45 PM
I always imagine some kind of theme song from a horror movie.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Qwerty the Charliecorn on July 17, 2008, 08:38:34 PM
I always hear the Darth Vader theme, XD.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9L8nsJLCHg[/youtube]
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on July 17, 2008, 08:47:32 PM
I always hear the Darth Vader theme, XD.
Yep, the Darth Vader theme would fit any villain like Visser Three. I think Darth Vader even had a habit of killing people that got on his nerves, too. Using the force choke.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: TinShadowcat on July 17, 2008, 08:52:05 PM
Cut off Tobias' Left Wing lol
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: zaprowsdower on July 17, 2008, 10:17:54 PM
I always hear the Darth Vader theme, XD.

[youtube][url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9L8nsJLCHg[/url][/youtube]

That's called the "Imperial March", btw.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Qwerty the Charliecorn on July 17, 2008, 10:23:06 PM
 :fighting0040:

Hehe, Star Wars nerdiness!

Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: zaprowsdower on July 17, 2008, 10:24:35 PM
Aw, c'm'on, everybody knows that ;)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 17, 2008, 10:28:33 PM
I don't
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on July 17, 2008, 10:41:51 PM
you know hearing it now, that'd be perfect for the blue man.

I approve
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 17, 2008, 10:43:54 PM
what blue man?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: zaprowsdower on July 17, 2008, 10:44:23 PM
V3
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANna on July 18, 2008, 12:46:42 AM
Ha it totally fits him.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on July 18, 2008, 01:54:20 AM
You know, seeing as he's 50000 yrs old Erek is a bit of a prude.
Or maybe he's a prude because he's 50000 yrs old....
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 18, 2008, 02:00:40 AM
what's a prude?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Tiana on July 18, 2008, 02:17:28 AM
lol someone overly prim? I think.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 18, 2008, 07:22:24 AM
hey, if KA was trying to show that no species is all this or all that (andalites are not all good, yeerks are not all bad), does that mean there's a helmacron that's not an egomaniac, a taxxon that's not hungry, a pemalite that wasn't happy, a mecora that wasn't...cassie-like (cuz I couldn't think of a better word)?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: CounterInstinct on July 18, 2008, 09:08:58 AM
I agree.... except the helmacron thingy... the helmacrons are ALL egomaniacs. That, I am pretty sure... =)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 18, 2008, 09:46:24 AM
agree? I was asking a question. how do you agree with a question?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: CounterInstinct on July 18, 2008, 10:35:46 AM
I meant that i answered yes, except for the helmacron thing (possibly the Taxxon  thing too)... LOL....  :D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Qwerty the Charliecorn on July 19, 2008, 01:38:07 AM
 ???

I just thought of something totally random, stupid, and weird.

Animorphs: The Musical
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 19, 2008, 01:40:48 AM
what is a musical anyway?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 19, 2008, 01:43:05 AM
It's a movie or play where the characters break out into song...It's got a lot of musical number and what-not...

Animorphs the musical would be scary...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on July 19, 2008, 01:45:46 AM
It would be

AWESOME!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Qwerty the Charliecorn on July 19, 2008, 01:46:07 AM
Yeah, I can totally picture Ax singing.  :P ::)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 19, 2008, 01:50:30 AM
Singing: *Cinnamon-BUUUUUUUNZ!!! The greatest human invention!*
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: zaprowsdower on July 19, 2008, 01:20:14 PM
Let's make it! :)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 19, 2008, 01:25:22 PM
Alright! Whoo!
Man, that'll be a loooooong musical...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: zaprowsdower on July 19, 2008, 01:28:00 PM
But Leo! I mean, Ken

"WWeeeeeeee can do iiiiiiiiiittttt, wweeeeeeee can do iiiiiiiiiittttt, we can make it if we TRYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!"
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Leonardodavinci on July 19, 2008, 02:48:06 PM
an Animorphs Musical would be amazing... I would TOTALLY support it
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Qwerty the Charliecorn on July 19, 2008, 03:38:48 PM
I can imagine it now...

Guy: *sits down at theatre* Well, this "Animorphs" musical sounded really interesting.

Show starts

Fifteen hours later...

Guy playing Jake: RAM! THE! BLAAAADEEEESHIIIP!!!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: zaprowsdower on July 19, 2008, 03:47:34 PM
Featuring Rachel's exciting solo-"Let's do it!" :D :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Qwerty the Charliecorn on July 19, 2008, 03:50:37 PM
Imagine the costumes...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Estelore on July 19, 2008, 06:31:48 PM
*raising hand*

I am OFFICIALLY turning this into a Joke-RPG thread!!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on July 19, 2008, 08:38:30 PM
I don't get it, why a zone 91?
Everyone knows area 51, it's referenced in all sorts of things, why change the name and rough location and leave everything else the same.

I think the government was involved in that books, just like south park is involved in the government
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nateosaurus on July 20, 2008, 12:44:38 AM
no guys, no! no musical animorphs! *shakes head*

lol. yea it'd be funny. but no.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 20, 2008, 12:46:57 AM
too late, claire. it already started. in the animorphs rpg board.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nateosaurus on July 20, 2008, 01:03:35 AM
really? i'm gonna check that out
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on July 20, 2008, 08:13:41 PM
I don't know why I've never thought of it before, but Melissa must have been made a controller by the end. Friend of an Animorph, daughter of Chapman, they must of got her once they started doing round up.
How strange not to notice it
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Liz on July 21, 2008, 04:01:16 AM
Kind of related, but once I was talking to my brother and I accidentally said "Andalite" instead of "Israeli."

Absolutely no idea why.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Estelore on July 21, 2008, 11:23:58 AM
Once in Astro-Physics class a few years back I accidentally said 'Andalite' instead of 'Satellite'.
Ouch.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: zaprowsdower on July 21, 2008, 11:26:32 AM
Did they laugh at you? ;)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Estelore on July 21, 2008, 11:29:49 AM
I'm the top-of-the-class, gets-everything-right, teacher's pet curve-breaker.

Of course, they laughed at me. ::)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: zaprowsdower on July 21, 2008, 11:31:38 AM
YOu're a curve-breaker?
Ooh, I can't STANd your kind!!! ;)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Estelore on July 21, 2008, 11:39:57 AM
Rules of Survival for the curve-breaker:

1. Get every answer correct. Even if you miss one, act like you didn't. Maybe the teacher won't notice the mistake. Better yet, just don't miss any.
2. Know how to defend yourself, because everyone officially hates you now.
3. Find a human shield of sufficient size to protect you from the angry mob. Utilize this human shield when necessary.
4. Feel free to take advantage of the fact that your teachers now adore you, because they no longer have to 'adjust' the grading scale, and they can be as brutal and straightforward as they wish, when it comes to grading. You've just saved them a LOT of homework.
5. Remind your new enemies that someday they will work for YOU, so they'd be wise not to upset you now. Curve-breakers have been known to make pay-cuts and lay-offs. Make sure that they know this.
6. If they REALLY DON'T CARE...run. Run far and fast.


Of course, I don't adhere to ALL of these rules, but that's 'cause I'm generally a nice person. ;)

Anyway, only one person in the class actually knew what an Andalite was, and we had a very interesting conversation...

until the white-coats came in and dragged me away into a padded room, because I was talking to myself. ;D


























































































(Kidding. Sheesh, gullible people!!)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 21, 2008, 06:55:10 PM
I didn't believe you. well I didn't at the point when they dragged you.

#1. I haven't been doing that.

#2. does not caring that others hate you count as defending yourself?

#3. I guess I'm doint that fine.

#4. I don't really like doing that.

#5. I didn't know that, so duh I don't do it.

#6. well I'm not really fast but I have pretty good stamina.

so what's my grade on this?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 21, 2008, 07:02:55 PM
The only thing I liked about the Alternamorphs books was finding the little words on it...I only own the first one so I like finding <Join Us>
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 21, 2008, 07:18:37 PM
speaking of which, can anybody imagine ax saying "cooler than my tail?" ?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Qwerty the Charliecorn on July 22, 2008, 03:15:39 PM
Dang it, I really want to make an Animorphs parody, but I don't have any friends who are boys.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Liz on July 22, 2008, 06:44:53 PM
For some reason I've had the This is Sparta techno remix stuck in my head the last few days, except in my mind it always goes like this:

This is madness!

Madness?

THIS
IS
LEERAAAAAAAA
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Qwerty the Charliecorn on July 22, 2008, 07:05:43 PM
lmao, Mirienne. Good one!  ;D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Liz on July 22, 2008, 07:40:47 PM
We could make, like, a parody of Animorphs based on 300, I guess.  Ha.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 23, 2008, 11:38:51 AM
wow, that would be really weird.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Liz on July 23, 2008, 01:46:06 PM
I want this sweatshirt (http://www.hottopic.com/hottopic/store/product.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302028546&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524442175037&bmUID=1216835097168).

It's so Animorphs!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Estelore on July 26, 2008, 02:50:04 PM
*nods, claps hands with glee*

COOL!!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: WildAtHeart on July 28, 2008, 11:07:56 PM
i wonder if Shawn Ashmore will ever "escape" Animorphs. my mom was watching some random Lifetime movie...Shawn was in it..and she goes "Isn't that the guy from that Animorphs show you always watched?" lol

she does it anytime she sees him lol. She did it a few weeks ago when i bought The Ruins dvd and watched it...which surprised me because he looks scruffy in that movie and nothing like he did in Animorphs lol
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nateosaurus on July 28, 2008, 11:10:55 PM
I wanna make an animorphs video too!

but I don't have any friends who wanna be in videos with me..

I could get maybe two or three people involved.. Todd, Luke and Nick.. thats maybe...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Whammy on July 29, 2008, 08:12:51 PM
Homer: "Kids, wanna go to the mall? they're baking new cinnamon buns! which means they're throwing out all the old ones!"
-From the Simpson's Quote thread.

When I saw that I instantly thought of Ax. He would be all over that offer. He really loves those cinnamon buns.bunz,unzzz...I'm going to stop trying that now.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Gaz on July 30, 2008, 10:03:06 AM
Maybe it's cuz I'm still tired, but I had a very random thought.

I was thinking: I bet in his spare time, Ax went on to write an Andalite to English phrase book. One of the prominent phrases being "Where is the Cinnabon?" followed by "I want (insert number) Cinnabons!" and finally "Don't eat (insert number) Cinnabons."
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Starsword on July 30, 2008, 01:10:31 PM
Just want to thank the Applegates for providing me with an endless string of uncrackable Animorphs related passwords.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Qwerty the Charliecorn on July 30, 2008, 01:41:34 PM
What amazes me about the book series is just how realistic it was, despite being fiction.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: WildAtHeart on July 30, 2008, 07:57:31 PM
re-reading the series...i had forgotten how early in the series that the free Hork-Bajir happened.  For some reason, in the years since reading the series as a kid, i had it in my mind that the colony didn't happen until at least the late-teens books lol
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 30, 2008, 08:44:53 PM
Okay...Who the heck decided Jake/Rachel was a good pairing?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 30, 2008, 08:46:33 PM
aren't they cousins?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 30, 2008, 08:47:17 PM
Yes. Which is why it is so weird...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nomad Frog on July 30, 2008, 10:30:08 PM
Okay...Who the heck decided Jake/Rachel was a good pairing?

Uck!!  Disgusting...

and I can't tell you how many fanfics you can find on ff.net that're Jake/Rachel...sickos
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Liz on July 31, 2008, 01:33:29 AM
I saw a Tom/Rachel fic once... :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on July 31, 2008, 01:34:06 AM
I've found one that somehow involved Tom, Rachel and Jake...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Liz on July 31, 2008, 01:37:53 AM
WHAT. D:

That is so wrong that I have to read it now.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on August 03, 2008, 04:47:20 PM
Did Ax and Tobias live in the same meadow, or separate ones? I'm not sure, but I always assumed they lived in the same place.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on August 03, 2008, 06:53:03 PM
they lived in the same forest, but no. Tobias lived by himself in his own meadow. Ax lives in a different area in his scoop.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: wotw2112 on August 03, 2008, 09:46:41 PM
Something about having an andalite around seems like it would make hunting significantly more difficult...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nomad Frog on August 03, 2008, 10:06:02 PM
you know you've read too many animorphs books when you go to the zoo and start thinking "ooh, I can just hop this fence and acquire that sun bear, that'd be great to morph"
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on August 03, 2008, 10:13:51 PM
Something about having an andalite around seems like it would make hunting significantly more difficult...
That is one of the things I thought about. It could make hunting more difficult when there's an Andalite running all over the place because he needs to feed too.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: wotw2112 on August 03, 2008, 10:15:05 PM
you know you've read too many animorphs books when you go to the zoo and start thinking "ooh, I can just hop this fence and acquire that sun bear, that'd be great to morph"


HAHAHAHAHA!  I used to think that back when I was younger and first reading the series.  Glad I'm not the only one that crazy.  ;)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nateosaurus on August 03, 2008, 10:48:53 PM
you know you've read too many animorphs books when you go to the zoo and start thinking "ooh, I can just hop this fence and acquire that sun bear, that'd be great to morph"

dude i was thinking that with the crocodiles! but then i thought, what if i end up being allergic :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nomad Frog on August 03, 2008, 10:54:00 PM
you know you've read too many animorphs books when you go to the zoo and start thinking "ooh, I can just hop this fence and acquire that sun bear, that'd be great to morph"

dude i was thinking that with the crocodiles! but then i thought, what if i end up being allergic :P

Haha!  yep.  Allergies, must watch out for those.  Don't want to find out the hard way if you're allergic or not, so ... safer NOT to acquire anything ;)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Qwerty the Charliecorn on August 04, 2008, 12:50:38 AM
Am I the only one here who has random moments where I desperately need to read Animorphs, no matter where I am or what I'm doing?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nateosaurus on August 04, 2008, 06:42:20 AM
Am I the only one here who has random moments where I desperately need to read Animorphs, no matter where I am or what I'm doing?

oh i've had that before myself :)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Kelran-Isthinar on August 04, 2008, 10:36:13 AM
you know you've read too many animorphs books when you go to the zoo and start thinking "ooh, I can just hop this fence and acquire that sun bear, that'd be great to morph"

dude i was thinking that with the crocodiles! but then i thought, what if i end up being allergic :P

Haha!  yep.  Allergies, must watch out for those.  Don't want to find out the hard way if you're allergic or not, so ... safer NOT to acquire anything ;)

So what if you aquire two or more things you are allergic to within a short period?
"We now present, the amazing Mr Magic and the burping Zoo....."
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on August 04, 2008, 10:40:02 AM
Ax: We call it Hereth Illint.

Cassie: That sounds poetic.

Ax: It means burping DNA.

Marco: Now that's poetry!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Qwerty the Charliecorn on August 04, 2008, 01:43:14 PM
Oh, man, that scene in the 7-Eleven when Ax was trying to scare Loren made me crack up so hard.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Kelran-Isthinar on August 04, 2008, 01:47:56 PM
"I am a delinquent juvenile miscreant...."  ;D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on August 04, 2008, 03:42:46 PM
Oh, man, that scene in the 7-Eleven when Ax was trying to scare Loren made me crack up so hard.
I forgot that. Can you tell me how it went?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Qwerty the Charliecorn on August 04, 2008, 04:18:25 PM
"Ah." Ax nodded. "She does not understand how menacing we are." He tapped her on the shoulder. "You do not know me," he said, "but I am a juvenile delinquent. I do not trust authority figures, I probably will not graduate from high
school, and statistics say my present rowdiness and vandalism will likely lead to more serious crimes. I am a dangerous fellow, and I am causing mayhem in this store."

He reached behind her and pulled three jars of baby food from the top shelf. Shoved them behind a box of macaroni. Shuffled the Cheez Whiz in front of the Marshmallow Fluff. Tossed a bag of lady's shavers onto a bag of hamburger buns.

"There. I have now shamelessly destroyed the symmetry of this shelf, undoing hours of labor by underpaid store employees. If you could see me, you would be frightened."


 :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on August 04, 2008, 04:28:24 PM
That is funny. Ax is such a goodie goodie, he doesn't know how to be a real delinquent.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Yorick Brown on August 04, 2008, 04:45:44 PM
Thanks for posting that passage. I can't stop laughing!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Estelore on August 04, 2008, 06:12:32 PM
 :happy30: :happy30: :happy30: :lol:

"...shamelessly destroyed the symmetry of the shelf..."

Is it just me, or does Aximili sound a WEE bit OCD?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on August 04, 2008, 06:46:31 PM
I don't know. I didn't find that, that funny. Personally, I laughed more at the scene with Marco driving in MM#1.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Kelran-Isthinar on August 04, 2008, 10:49:35 PM
:happy30: :happy30: :happy30: :lol:

"...shamelessly destroyed the symmetry of the shelf..."

Is it just me, or does Aximili sound a WEE bit OCD?

Ax is amazing.  :happy34:
And Im also a touch OCD at times.  ;D
My degree of obsessivness depends on any number of variables....
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on August 04, 2008, 11:04:28 PM
Lol...That's such a great part...Ax is so awesome.

Marco driving in MM1 was great too...I could not stop laughing with that one either.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Kelran-Isthinar on August 04, 2008, 11:09:42 PM
That whole sequence was to DIE for........

Its so sad they couldnt have applied that kind of.... spunk, artfulness, poetic justice, humor, irony, and soul to the last book.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Liz on August 05, 2008, 01:52:09 AM
Oh man, I love Ax in #49.  And he's hilarious in #28, even though I don't really like that one.

Recently it seems I've developed this habit of comparing all characters to the Animorphs...when reading Watership Down a few days ago, I kept thinking "Hazel is Jake, Bigwig is Rachel, Fiver is Cass--oh jeez, what is WRONG with me?!!"  :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: tabbyheart on August 05, 2008, 02:56:32 AM
Oh man, I love Ax in #49.  And he's hilarious in #28, even though I don't really like that one.

Recently it seems I've developed this habit of comparing all characters to the Animorphs...when reading Watership Down a few days ago, I kept thinking "Hazel is Jake, Bigwig is Rachel, Fiver is Cass--oh jeez, what is WRONG with me?!!"  :P
AH! The same thing happened to me when I re-read that book last week!  :happy30: ^^ #28 He was hilarious in, even that one was so-so.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nomad Frog on August 05, 2008, 06:16:49 PM
Yay!  I found the box with my A.C. in it!  :)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on August 05, 2008, 06:30:27 PM
I was so happy when my brother handed me A.C. last year...Thank god his teacher had it and he remembered I like Animorphs.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Qwerty the Charliecorn on August 05, 2008, 07:15:59 PM
My friend and I used to huddle in the corner at reading time and take turns reading from Animorphs books. *sigh* Good times, good times.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on August 05, 2008, 07:19:58 PM
I have one friend who ever read Animorphs and whenever I say something about it, she rolls her eyes at me.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Qwerty the Charliecorn on August 05, 2008, 07:22:39 PM
That's how most people are. They just don't understand.

I remember one day the teacher came over and asked us to read for him. He seemed slightly disturbed, very confused, and completely weirded out afterward. I think it was one of the darker scenes.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on August 05, 2008, 07:23:52 PM
I got one person to read MM4 once...After he finished he came up to me and said "I didn't understand that at all, but it was good."
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Qwerty the Charliecorn on August 05, 2008, 07:27:45 PM
Yeah. I find it funny that even with the explanations at the beginning of each book, they still don't make sense until you read the first one.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on August 05, 2008, 07:33:00 PM
I have one friend who ever read Animorphs and whenever I say something about it, she rolls her eyes at me.
you mean never read animorphs right?

yeah all of my friends are like that too...or at least the friends that know I read animorphs. It's not that I keep it a secret, it's just that I have no reason to tell most of them.

Quote
Yeah. I find it funny that even with the explanations at the beginning of each book, they still don't make sense until you read the first one.
not really. I didn't understand it until I read the first book.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on August 05, 2008, 07:35:32 PM
I have one friend who ever read Animorphs and whenever I say something about it, she rolls her eyes at me.
you mean never read animorphs right?

yeah all of my friends are like that too...or at least the friends that know I read animorphs. It's not that I keep it a secret, it's just that I have no reason to tell most of them.


No, I meant that ever read it. She read them, but isn't really obsessed with them, yet I am...

Yeah, I kept trying to read a random one, but I couldn't cuz it didn't make sense to me and I could never find the first one.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on August 05, 2008, 07:39:24 PM
...oh now I get it.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on August 05, 2008, 10:36:13 PM
I became friends with someone at my highschool mainly because he read Animorphs. We saw each other sitting at separate lunch tables, reading the latest issue, and started hanging out ever since. He knew a guy that worked at a store that got the latest issues about as soon as it was possible to get one, so he was quite up to date.

Sometimes I wonder what he thought of the progressive darkness of the later books, and the ending. Alas, I graduated before then and never saw him again.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nomad Frog on August 05, 2008, 11:10:50 PM
Lol.  I knew NOBODY who read animorphs when I was reading them in school, they all sort of looked at me like I was on drugs when I mentioned anything about "oh, this sci-fi series I read, Animorphs..."
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on August 05, 2008, 11:17:16 PM
o man, this one time, at band camp in fourth grade, we had to talk about what we where reading, and someone had read an Animorphs book at random, so when they where done the teacher referred me as an expert, and I gave a little presentation "There are currently about 30 Animorph books including special edition (chronicles). The stories are narrated in order by Jake who....."

Took a got while to shut me up :D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Kelran-Isthinar on August 05, 2008, 11:27:29 PM
Lol.  I knew NOBODY who read animorphs when I was reading them in school, they all sort of looked at me like I was on drugs when I mentioned anything about "oh, this sci-fi series I read, Animorphs..."

I knew one kid who did, and he was my best friend thru 3rd grade (when I switched schools)
I wasnt reading animorphs, bit we shared a great deal in common.... makes even more sense now...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: wotw2112 on August 06, 2008, 02:23:16 PM
Lol.  I knew NOBODY who read animorphs when I was reading them in school, they all sort of looked at me like I was on drugs when I mentioned anything about "oh, this sci-fi series I read, Animorphs..."

Ha!  Nobody I knew in gradeschool read anything!  I was the only one.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Qwerty the Charliecorn on August 07, 2008, 07:50:16 PM
For some reason, when I read Animorphs, it always has the corniest soundtrack.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on August 07, 2008, 07:59:25 PM
I wonder what happens when a Chee accidentally kills someone. Sure they can't purposefully kill anyone, but accidents are bound to happen from time to time.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on August 07, 2008, 08:09:38 PM
the chee will remember it, say sorry, and...just go on with whatever he or she was doing I guess.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Liz on August 08, 2008, 12:53:53 AM
THEY EXPLODE.

Haha, no, if it was an accident it'd probably be okay.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Yarin on August 08, 2008, 08:22:58 PM
just a question how old is Ax in the books?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Liz on August 08, 2008, 08:25:53 PM
Around the same age as the other Animorphs, I should think.  He always seems older to me for some reason though...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Yarin on August 08, 2008, 08:34:15 PM
i thought that to i think its because he uses big words
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Yorick Brown on August 08, 2008, 11:32:50 PM
Ax is 14 years old in Earth years and 2 years old in Andalite years
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Yarin on August 08, 2008, 11:38:28 PM
how do you know? i mean i believe you but where are you getting your information
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on August 08, 2008, 11:42:36 PM
I heard it somewhere. I just don't know where. maybe one of the closed forums...all I know is I didn't learn that information from the books.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Yorick Brown on August 08, 2008, 11:43:59 PM
Morfowt, you never said anything about Ax's age. Why are you trying to take credit?

Anyway, I read it in a book.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on August 08, 2008, 11:47:52 PM
I'm not. Yarin asked where'd you heard it. I heard it too, so I'm trying to answer that question...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on August 09, 2008, 01:11:28 AM
Ax is 14 years old in Earth years and 2 years old in Andalite years

I don't understand those numbers;
HBC gives Andalite year 8561.2 in 1966 and 8563.5 in 1968
That's 2.3 andalite years per 2 earth years: 1.15 Andalite years/year
so how are you getting 14 and 2?
And it wasn't in one of the books, just did a mass reread; won't have missed that one
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on August 09, 2008, 01:19:49 AM
I'm pretty sure it wasn't in the books. as for those numbers...we don't know what month (or the andalite equivalent for a month) they were in, but even so, I guess it wouldn't work, so I don't know. I just know I heard somewhere that ax is about 14 earth years and 2 andalite years. The only definite thing is that ax is about the same age as the animorphs.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on August 09, 2008, 02:18:14 AM
Months are irrelevant in terms of the galaxy; months and weeks are because people are to lazy to 365.
Plus Elfangor was "wishing" for a brother 20 some years before he died. Too many misgiving to really now from the books how old he is
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nateosaurus on August 09, 2008, 07:50:28 AM
They're everyones hours!!

Hehe
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on August 09, 2008, 01:19:22 PM
hours are also irrelevant ;D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Phoenix004 on August 09, 2008, 03:35:08 PM
They're everyones hours!!

Hehe

lol, I loved that running joke! Do you think Ax genuinely thought of them as "Earth hours" or was he intentionally provoking a response from Marco? I think it started out as him being serious, but then seeing that Marco was annoyed by it, Ax continued to do it to provoke him.  :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Kelran-Isthinar on August 09, 2008, 04:25:04 PM
They're everyones hours!!

Hehe

lol, I loved that running joke! Do you think Ax genuinely thought of them as "Earth hours" or was he intentionally provoking a response from Marco? I think it started out as him being serious, but then seeing that Marco was annoyed by it, Ax continued to do it to provoke him.  :P

Indeed it was a long running joke, it persisted for several of your years.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Phoenix004 on August 09, 2008, 04:36:44 PM

Indeed it was a long running joke, it persisted for several of your years.

heh, I can't believe I ran into that one!  ::)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on August 09, 2008, 04:41:28 PM
Haha...Nice. That was always funny.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Yorick Brown on August 09, 2008, 06:33:31 PM
Quote
And it wasn't in one of the books, just did a mass reread; won't have missed that one

I said it was in a book alright. Not the regular Animorphs book.

It was called Meet the Animorphs
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on August 09, 2008, 07:37:57 PM
Well that book was wrong  :-\


Ben Franklin should have a turkey morph.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Yorick Brown on August 09, 2008, 07:56:29 PM
No. I'll take it's word for it. It was very official and made sense. Ax is 14 years old.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on August 09, 2008, 09:58:21 PM
He very well may have been 14 in Earth years
but there is no way he was 2 in their years or ours
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nateosaurus on August 09, 2008, 10:05:52 PM
its not fair, I can't yell out "do you just hate trash cans?" because we don't have trash cans here, we have wheelie bins.. not fair :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Phoenix004 on August 09, 2008, 10:13:31 PM
its not fair, I can't yell out "do you just hate trash cans?" because we don't have trash cans here, we have wheelie bins.. not fair :P

We have wheelie bins here too, but have other types of bins too. Besides, everybody knows what I mean if I say trash can.  :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nateosaurus on August 09, 2008, 10:30:53 PM
haha ok then.

but its also not fair that i can't see a red-tail fly by or anything like that...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Liz on August 09, 2008, 10:57:40 PM
Whenever I see a big bird flying by I always go "Oh, maybe it's a red-tail!" but it's usually just a crow. D:
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Yarin on August 09, 2008, 11:00:26 PM
hawks sometimes will glide on the thermals not flapping thier wings if u see that its a hawk
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Whammy on August 10, 2008, 09:07:26 AM
I just couldn't resist;

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w255/EB_TES/picture001.png (http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w255/EB_TES/picture001.png)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Estelore on August 11, 2008, 11:04:08 PM
Nice, Whammyman! It's good to see you. I've missed you, man.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Whammy on August 12, 2008, 07:02:14 AM
I've still been here, just didn't post because there wasn't anything I wanted to say.

And sadly, no one ever replied to that statement. They just kept going with whatever they were talking about.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Liz on October 20, 2008, 09:45:31 PM
Today when walking to the band room this hawk came flying super low and superfast over the bridge I was walking on, all crazylike.  And I thought "OMG TOBIAS!!"  But it wasn't a red-talied hawk, sadly...it had a reddish belly and brown and white stripes on its wings and tail.  I'mma look up what kind of bird it is when I get home

So yeah, I immediately had to revive this old thread and post about it. xDDD
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: demos666 on October 20, 2008, 09:48:59 PM
i started to wounder if salt would kill a yeerk i think yes but not sure
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: goom on October 20, 2008, 09:57:57 PM
i doubt it.
they are slug-like in appearance, but not in any other way really.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: demos666 on October 20, 2008, 10:01:01 PM
hmmm in that case only few ways to kill them one tie them down with string and starve then, oat meal, animals, boots ;D and guns
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: goom on October 20, 2008, 11:00:20 PM
i wonder what would happen if 2 yeerks tried to go in the same controller?

or how about a yeerk morphs a human and gets infested by another yeerk?
that'd be very ironic, them knowing how it feels :)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on October 21, 2008, 06:00:31 AM
i doubt it.
they are slug-like in appearance, but not in any other way really.
however they're body is very moist, so even if it doesn't kill them, it would have some effect.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Liz on October 21, 2008, 04:11:37 PM
i wonder what would happen if 2 yeerks tried to go in the same controller?

or how about a yeerk morphs a human and gets infested by another yeerk?
that'd be very ironic, them knowing how it feels :)

Woah, that'd be crazy.  Split personalities, maybe.

In the second case, what would happen to the Yeerk who infested the human-morphed Yeerk if the latter demorphed?  ???
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: demos666 on October 21, 2008, 04:21:41 PM
what if a yeerk morphed human and a human morph yeerk
 and the human now a yeerk go's into the yeerk now human? REVENGE
so hard to explain
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: zaprowsdower on October 21, 2008, 04:25:02 PM

Woah, that'd be crazy.  Split personalities, maybe.

In the second case, what would happen to the Yeerk who infested the human-morphed Yeerk if the latter demorphed?  ???
A Yeerk-Controller, duh! :P :)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: goom on October 21, 2008, 05:10:20 PM
who knows, maybe the yeerks are only evil because they have a TINY parasite in them?
i wonder what that would be called.. lol.

i've always wondered what happens to the yeerks (who aren't part of the human, obviously) when they morph fly/something small.

wouldn't they get crushed?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: demos666 on October 21, 2008, 06:09:58 PM
y would they get crushed?

what if yeerks were all real in there heads?(meteorically)
 and they destroyed all this stuff because there nuts
 and ax is just part of there imagination (yes multiple people can think the same thing)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on October 21, 2008, 06:37:32 PM
eh for a more realistic answer...
the yeerk gets pushed into zero-space like other extra mass.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Gafrash on October 22, 2008, 10:15:35 AM
They should have pushed for the Taxxons to permanently morph RANDOM endangered species.
I mean, a thousand ANACONDAS or similar snakes are living in the rainforests as Taxxon nothlits. Wouldn't that upset the natural balance of things?!
And, yeah, it might not fix the actual problem of poaching and environment destruction that some of the endangered species of Earth suffer, but it would help the dying out problem. Once a species is gone, it's gone.
The Taxxons wouldn't have cared less if they were fixed up with a numbat, or a turtle, or a rhino, or an eagle, or a tiger crab or an orangutang as long as they were out of their ravenous psyches.
Why were they only limited to snakes in rainforests???
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Starsword on October 22, 2008, 05:54:10 PM

Why were they only limited to snakes in rainforests???

Cuz snakes on a plane was taken.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Gafrash on October 22, 2008, 11:25:00 PM
Hahah!
Here's another one,
Who reckons Andalites CAN'T click their fingers?!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: zaprowsdower on October 22, 2008, 11:29:00 PM
Not me
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Gafrash on October 24, 2008, 09:17:08 PM
I just don't think they've got the strength with 6 thinny fingers for a hand.

It also beats me how the Yeerk is morphed along with the person who's morphing.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on October 24, 2008, 09:32:21 PM
actually seven fingers on each hand.

and I believe the yeerk goes into z-space like other extra mass in the body.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Gafrash on October 25, 2008, 09:55:47 AM
Ooooooookay. ONE thumb and FIVE fingers, I think is what I am trying to say.
Really not sure about seven, aquwaigher-dude.

And what I meant with the Yeerk thing is, HOW does Visser Three manage to get taken into Z-space if he's not part of Alloran's DNA??? It's curious to me how the process doesn't expel the Yeerk from the host's body.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Starsword on October 26, 2008, 12:55:51 AM
Maybe he is just so into the brain that it morphs just like spandex.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on October 26, 2008, 01:51:48 AM
Ooooooookay. ONE thumb and FIVE fingers, I think is what I am trying to say.
Really not sure about seven, aquwaigher-dude.

And what I meant with the Yeerk thing is, HOW does Visser Three manage to get taken into Z-space if he's not part of Alloran's DNA??? It's curious to me how the process doesn't expel the Yeerk from the host's body.

it's seven. ax even says in #43.

it's like asking how come the process doesn't expel food and waste. it's probably because they're organic.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Gafrash on October 26, 2008, 03:59:36 AM
My memory MUST be failing me. Why could I swear it was a total of six in each Andalite hand???
Your theory on the organic substances within the morpher does seems logical.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: zaprowsdower on October 26, 2008, 08:06:40 PM
Gafrash, I know that you get excited over Animorphs, as you should ;), but you could please stop putting so many thing s in bold and caps? It's kinda annoying, no offense.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on October 26, 2008, 08:30:16 PM
I've recently noticed I can get an Animorphs reference out of any situation.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: zaprowsdower on October 26, 2008, 11:03:41 PM
Do tell. :)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nateosaurus on October 27, 2008, 04:34:04 AM
I've recently noticed I can get an Animorphs reference out of any situation.

we need examples, Kennyboy!

gah, I must know what book it is where Ax talks to Alloran. curse you memory!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on October 27, 2008, 05:34:34 AM
book eight.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nateosaurus on October 27, 2008, 05:57:46 AM
Yep, got it. I'm gonna read it asap! :)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nomad Frog on November 03, 2008, 10:13:08 AM
so yesterday...I was driving up north on a road trip and...and... there's always a lot of roadkill out in the country up there.  And I saw a hawk eating some of it.  Mom almost didn't slow down in time to miss him XD  But I was sitting there thinking "Fly, Tobias, Fly!"
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ~ on November 03, 2008, 10:14:22 AM
I totally convinced my step-brother to name his new rat David. ;D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nateosaurus on November 04, 2008, 12:17:21 AM
I wanna get a rat named David, but male rats are kind of gross..
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on November 05, 2008, 07:39:21 PM
It bugs me that they didn't do more with Chapman
He's evil, he's an assistant principal, and he pointed the Yeerks in earth's direction.
Why not do more?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: goom on November 05, 2008, 08:21:11 PM
i wonder what would happen if 2 yeerks tried to go into the same host..?
that's be interesting.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Liz on November 09, 2008, 11:10:44 PM
Split personality! xD

Yeah, I also would have liked to see more of Chapman in the story, but especially Melissa.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: zaprowsdower on November 10, 2008, 12:54:00 AM
Sadly, it got pushed by the wayside :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: goom on November 12, 2008, 04:49:41 PM
i'm thinking yeerks (well, peaceful ones at least) could be kind of helpful in the real world.
lie detectors only work so well. we wouldn't have to have any kind of major court system. the yeerk could speak the truth (assuming it wasn't biased).

 8)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: demos666 on November 12, 2008, 04:57:10 PM
they are easily bribed so thats a problem
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Liz on November 14, 2008, 03:50:00 PM
That's a good idea, but I think it'd bring up all these other issues of privacy and whatnot.

So we're doing The 90's Pop Show in marching band right now, and it just keeps taking me back to Animorphs.  Particularly when we play "MMMBop,"  I remember when they made David an Animorph and Cassie suggested they sing that song.  Ha.

Although really, I don't know why we're even playing it.  Everyone hated it when it came out, and everyone still hates it today...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: goom on November 14, 2008, 07:47:03 PM
oh, maybe rather than the death sentence, we could establish a controller-sentence?
that'd give a yeerk a nice host to live in, and wouldn't kill the person ;D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ANItiger13 on November 15, 2008, 05:38:49 PM
I was reading something to my dad about his work and there was this list of people...

One of the guy's names was Ax. :)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nateosaurus on November 15, 2008, 08:56:57 PM
I found a book review I did in year 5. for The Separation.

lol I was so lame.

Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: scherzando on November 18, 2008, 02:26:44 AM
I was reading something to my dad about his work and there was this list of people...

One of the guy's names was Ax. :)

Sweeeet. ;D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Liz on December 10, 2008, 12:34:13 PM
So I was talking to my brother about a Digimorphs crossover, and this came up:

"Jakemon digivolve to...TIGERMON!"

And for Pokemorphs crossover, he said how they would only speak their names just like the Pokemon do.

"JAKEJAKEJAKEJAKE!"

I was laughing so hard I was crying.  It wasn't even that funny. xD
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Starsword on January 18, 2009, 01:28:05 PM
So here I am and there are some people who have been over for like 2 1/2 days. So I thought of Ben Franklin's "Fish and guests smell after three days." Maybe they need Kandrona.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Liz on January 18, 2009, 06:26:54 PM
I can't believe I never made that connection...

I had a dream the other night about Animorphs, it was like I was in a TV show.  It was animated and looked kind of like the Magic School Bus show.  Heh.

If they did make an animated show, I'd prefer something similar to A:tlA myself.  ;)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Uza-chan on January 18, 2009, 06:30:24 PM
An animated show woulda probably gone better. I like the idea of them modeling after WITCH myself, maybe not the guys though. I hate it when cartoons go for the stereotypical buff guy and curvy girls - even when the girls are like twelve
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Gafrash on January 18, 2009, 08:15:02 PM
... I hate it when cartoons go for the stereotypical buff guy and curvy girls - even when the girls are like twelve
You bring up a valid point here, Uza-chan.
On the topic, with superheroes, I find this kind of depiction to be fitting. The protagonists HAVE to look interesting and dynamic in one way or another to make them likeable to the viewer/reader. Even if the characters are in their teens.
But the thing with the Animorphs is that WE KNOW they are meant to be AVERAGE 13 year old American teenagers.
And this is where I, too, struggle to depict them. In a nutshell, my characters NEVER end up looking like they're 13. Nghaaaaaaaaaaarrrrr gh!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Uza-chan on January 18, 2009, 08:36:46 PM
Don't forget about the fact that the bad guys always look butt ugly  >:D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Gafrash on January 18, 2009, 08:40:09 PM
Yeah, it's all stereotypes, I know.
The issue is having the skill to depict average everyday people, exciting enough for the reader to engage in a visual medium.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Starsword on January 18, 2009, 11:41:44 PM
So I was going to kill time with a computer game, asked the computer "Shall we immerse?" and then realized I should come here instead.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Uza-chan on January 20, 2009, 05:46:31 PM
So, like on Sunday, my kid brother got sick with God-knows-what and started throwing up every where, very icky! But it didn't take long for whatever the hell it was to spread to the rest of the family. And like, everyone's throwing up except like me and my parents. So, even though I should be all worries and stuff for my siblings, I just keep thinking "wow, I hope I'm like Cassie and end up being the only who's not sick" XD

Coincidentally, I finished reading the book where every one of the animorphs get sick minus Cassie just minutes before my brother started throwing up :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on February 03, 2009, 07:46:11 PM
don't know why but for some reason I think to myself yesterday

Whatever city the Animorphs live in is ridiculous.
Two teenage boys should not be able to enter, and escape, a tiger exhibit unidentified when there are people around.
simply ridiculous
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: goom on February 03, 2009, 08:25:02 PM
don't know why but for some reason I think to myself yesterday

Whatever city the Animorphs live in is ridiculous.
Two teenage boys should not be able to enter, and escape, a tiger exhibit unidentified when there are people around.
simply ridiculous

agreed.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Starsword on February 04, 2009, 11:20:41 PM
I also wondered how they can live so close to the city, but still live near a farm. What happened to suburbia?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Mr. Guy36 on February 05, 2009, 07:21:22 PM
I just thought of this.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: goom on February 05, 2009, 07:22:23 PM
awesome. :bestpost:
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Starsword on February 05, 2009, 11:21:51 PM
It would be cool if we could do a picture of like the Ellimist or Rachel like that.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Liz on February 06, 2009, 01:03:29 AM
(http://i41.tinypic.com/2d3ktl.png)

fix'd
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Starsword on February 07, 2009, 03:27:26 PM
Thats pretty sweet.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Starsword on March 08, 2009, 05:22:10 PM
Having stopped reading the books when I was young around book 50, and having gone back rereading the entire series before finishing, I am now on book 51 which is about where I left off. I really don't want to read that last book, this way I'll have something to look forward to.  Perhaps I am insane.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on March 08, 2009, 05:54:29 PM
I say take a shot at it
It's said an depressing, but pay attention and you may be able to pull a happy ending out of it
It took about six years, but I did ;)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Qwerty the Charliecorn on March 08, 2009, 07:09:27 PM
XD Mirrienne .  ;D

I wonder what happens to a Yeerk if it's been out of the water for too long. Dries up?  :-\
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: JSF16 on March 08, 2009, 07:40:09 PM
I wonder waht happens to a yeerk that gets salt on it?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Starsword on March 08, 2009, 09:56:12 PM
That would be cool. Grow a yeerk. Just add water.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: estrid on March 08, 2009, 10:10:04 PM
haha that woulda been awesome if they had just snuck a giant tub of salt into the yeerk pool and dumped it in.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Starsword on March 08, 2009, 10:13:00 PM
Just for curiousity, not even because it has any tactical value.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Liz on March 27, 2009, 06:13:45 PM
BAHAHAHAHA

I HAD TO POST THIS

sorry i'll delete if it's inappropriate or whatev

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: anijen21 on March 27, 2009, 07:47:31 PM
I wonder waht happens to a yeerk that gets salt on it?

well hopefully nothing b/c human nerves communicate with Na+ ions!!!!

oh god I have officially thought too hard about this series.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: estrid on March 27, 2009, 07:58:18 PM
wth mirriene? that is so random, howd u find it?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Brad the Brit on March 27, 2009, 08:24:30 PM
when a yeerk is inside their host... how do they go to the toilet.... ???
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Liz on March 27, 2009, 08:38:16 PM
wth mirriene? that is so random, howd u find it?


http://4chanarchive.org

I'm dangerously cheesy bored.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on March 27, 2009, 08:42:12 PM
when a yeerk is inside their host... how do they go to the toilet.... ???

They may go through the whole digestive process in the pool. Or maybe they can hold it for three days.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Terenia on April 02, 2009, 07:36:31 AM
Or maybe they don't have to "go to the toilet". They don't eat nutrients, they absorb them from the pool. Similar to how a plant absorbs sunlight. You don't see flowers taking a dump, do you? Perhaps the Yeerk expels a certain chemical or something right after it 'eats', but if it isn't absorbing Kandrona at the time, it probably wouldn't be expelling anything.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Ryckhpae on April 12, 2009, 10:41:06 PM
I got a coupon for a free box of Cinnabons the other day.

I finally see why Ax loved them so much. D:
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on April 12, 2009, 10:50:15 PM
I wonder why Marco was never hooked up with someone. Or maybe Ax. Might have been interesting to have him fall in love with a Human, but have to hide the fact that he's an alien. Maybe a girl working at the Cinnabon.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: estrid on April 12, 2009, 10:59:01 PM
well ax does have the fling with estrid.

marco is the only 1 who never got any
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on April 12, 2009, 11:04:27 PM
Oh yeah. Estrid. Another one of those forgotten minor characters.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: estrid on April 12, 2009, 11:22:50 PM
exactly my point
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: goom on April 13, 2009, 12:38:41 AM
when a yeerk is inside their host... how do they go to the toilet.... ???

i don't think they operate in the same with.. with kadrona rays and all.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: elruchito on April 13, 2009, 03:00:07 PM
yeah they were filler books.  I think there's a stretch of books that are unrealistic, have little effect on the plot, and are almost a waste of paper.  They are still entertaining and funny, but I just have a hard time getting over how unrealistic they are.  For example in book 28, where at the end Visser 3 gives up too easily and the animorphs somehow manage to escape on foot, followed by a bunch of humans.  So what if the visser was locked behind a door, couldn't he phone in a bug fighter to blast them when they came out the other side of the building? 

If you notice, there are some books that are just better written and the things the yeerks do to keep the animorphs from getting away are more realistic, ie that they would stop basically at nothing to keep them from getting away.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: elruchito on April 13, 2009, 03:06:02 PM
the yeerks probably expel their wastes into the the human bloodstream, just like most internal parasites.  and fetuses  :o

hrmm now i wonder if the yeerks take oxygen and nutrients form the bloodstream too. 
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Gafrash on April 19, 2009, 11:07:37 AM
The not-quite-yet-Visser-One-Visser Three noted to have heard of Cryak in The Return...
Could it mean that The Cryak is to the Yeerks what The Ellimists are to the Andalites?! Or could War Prince Alloran have stumbled upon Alloran, prior to infestation?!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ThinkAgain on April 24, 2009, 04:09:33 PM
The not-quite-yet-Visser-One-Visser Three noted to have heard of Cryak in The Return...
Could it mean that The Cryak is to the Yeerks what The Ellimists are to the Andalites?! Or could War Prince Alloran have stumbled upon Alloran, prior to infestation?!


I am pretty sure this is actually true. In the Ellimist Chronicles, once the Ellimist and Crayak are in the black holes, they start their 'game'. They choose a race to slightly help. Ellimist chose the Andalites, and Crayak chose the Yeerks.



My random thought: I saw a Red Tail today flying over my house toward a county park. Yes. Even to this day, every time I see a hawk, or any bird of prey for that matter, my first thought is always Animorphs.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Starsword on April 29, 2009, 09:03:16 PM
http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/flyleaf/cassie.html

I heard that song, and I know its about Columbine, but I was still pumped thinking of Animorphs

P.S. I met someone the other day who was really sharp and level headed, and I almost said, "You remind me of the governor of California that the Yeerks went after"
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on May 14, 2009, 12:10:04 PM
I love this books, I do; but KA high exaggeratted the dodging abilities of roaches.
I've been experimenting; they are way to easy to catch.
I haven't killed any, but I'm pretty sure I could
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: estrid on May 14, 2009, 02:39:53 PM
robs where are u living that there are enuf roaches you can experiment with? :-X


ax was hilarious
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Uza-chan on May 14, 2009, 04:25:47 PM
Ever notice how pre-book I dunno, late twenties, everything was still jolly and fun. And then it all suddenly became serious?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Starsword on May 14, 2009, 09:28:47 PM
Yes, the David trilogy was really the turning point for the series, perhaps even 19, if that was the decision with Cassie and I remember right.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: estrid on May 14, 2009, 10:14:22 PM
ya i think 19 was
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nomad Frog on May 21, 2009, 05:40:55 PM
Hey look, I saw Tobias today...at the zoo.  that's where he disappeared to.  Mwahaha.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2421/3552538570_819d541779.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: estrid on May 21, 2009, 06:20:19 PM
i cant believe it! he managede to escape the yeerks all these years, and at the end, it was plain old normal ppl at a zoo that got him. poor little guy :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on May 24, 2009, 04:24:56 PM
The experienced player can beat the Animorphs playstation game in an hour.

Keep in mind I said experienced, not good. I must have died forty times, but I still beat it in under an hour.
So much wasted potential that game
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: CrimsonRose15 on May 25, 2009, 09:35:39 PM
When I first read through the series, Visser 3 didn't bother me.  I just accepted his behavior as being that of an evil invader.  Now it just frustrates me.  He is a bad leader, end of story.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on May 26, 2009, 12:42:41 PM
4/5 Animorphs had parents with too cool of jobs.
Two vets, a doctor, a writer, a lawyer, a newcaster, a computer engineer; were was the bank teller, the supermarket mangager, the nameless peon at a mass corporate firm?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on May 26, 2009, 01:13:11 PM
When I first read through the series, Visser 3 didn't bother me.  I just accepted his behavior as being that of an evil invader.  Now it just frustrates me.  He is a bad leader, end of story.

He suffered heavily from villain decay. It's sad, but true. He needed a major non-Human controller flunky that could be challenging enough to fight the Anis, but still lose. Then that guy would suck, and V3 would still rock. This way, on the occassions he did show up, the anis would feel like things were about to get really bad. Instead of not thining much of him being there.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: anijen21 on May 26, 2009, 02:36:07 PM
4/5 Animorphs had parents with too cool of jobs.
Two vets, a doctor, a writer, a lawyer, a newcaster, a computer engineer; were was the bank teller, the supermarket mangager, the nameless peon at a mass corporate firm?


Tobias' uncle was a mechanic or something, right?

Then again his dad was a galactic hero, so I guess your complaint still holds
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: CrimsonRose15 on May 27, 2009, 04:12:04 PM
Here is a totally random thought.  I really like the the way Visser feels in my hand.  The cover and the size and thickness just do something for me.  And the cover is awesome.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: foxglade on July 07, 2009, 11:08:54 AM
This series had a lot of funny moments, but nothing made me laugh harder than the scene in #49 where Rachel's sisters think Ax is a Pokémon.
oh my goddess, I JUST GOT THAT. I always wondered what he meant when he said "pokey man"... MAJOR LOL!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: foxglade on July 07, 2009, 11:36:11 AM
Oh... whoops. I seem to have quoted myself saying that I didn't get the Pokemon reference till then... sorry about that. Plus, how can you say it gets serious after David? What about 28? That is so NOT serious. Here, I'll prove it. I'll draw upon my Best Animorph Quotes word document (yes, it's real - and about 21 pages long  :) ) :

Of course! It was just a routine inspection. Only by monumental misfortune had we encountered him. And in two seconds that misfortune would turn fatal. We were caged! Helpless!
<Poop him!> Marco yelled suddenly.
<What?>
Marco swept his hand across the bottom of his dirty cage. He grabbed a handful of... well, of dung.
A swift, overhand throw. The . . . product. . . flew! it hit Visser Three full in his face.
<Poop him!> Marco yelled again.
I swept my big chimpanzee hand across the cage floor and without pause threw the ... items ... as hard as I could, and with as great an accuracy as I could.
The result was that a large glop stuck on Visser Three's right stalk eye.
<Yah HAH!> I cried in sheer glee.
It was an unusual tactic. A desperate tactic. But I must say it was truly satisfying.
The six of us hurled biological waste product. Then the genuine chimpanzees, sensing a game, joined in.
The air filled with product.
Visser Three was covered within seconds. So were his human-Controller assistants. The four of them beat a hasty retreat through the doorway.
<Now that was fun!> Rachel said happily.

Now you CANNOT say that all the books after David were serious. THAT IS NOT SERIOUS PEOPLE!! THAT"S FREAKIN HILARIOUS!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: foxglade on July 07, 2009, 05:16:22 PM
... I just realised, Marco does seem to get stabbed in the stomach a lot when he's a gorilla.





and soz to morfowt and everyone else bout the triple posting, I'm a noob here
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 08, 2009, 09:39:04 AM
1. you mind just editing your original post instead of triple posting?
2. I just realized a KASU in that quote. it says "The six of us hurled biological waste product" but cassie was morphing so she shouldn't be able to throw biological waste product, or at least, she shouldn't be throwing and instead should be concentrating on morphing...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on July 08, 2009, 03:24:55 PM
I dislike the way things like Andalites are described each and every book.
I know that makes it so you can start anywhere, but when you do the series through, it's pages and pages of the same thing.

And really, they shouldn't define thermals every book either :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: rocklobster on July 08, 2009, 04:21:31 PM
Why does Ax use a frolis maneuver on the Animorphs to get a human morph?  That always bugged me
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Liz on July 08, 2009, 04:23:28 PM
Well, it seems like the best choice to me...Better than ambushing some random guy walking down the street and acquiring him.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Terenia on July 08, 2009, 04:23:56 PM
Because he couldn't just acquire a random human. What if said human ran into an identical copy of themselves? That could be problematic. Also, at that point of the series they didn't acquire a person without consent. The easiest way to get consent is with the Ani's.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: foxglade on July 09, 2009, 06:12:18 AM
I dislike the way things like Andalites are described each and every book.
I know that makes it so you can start anywhere, but when you do the series through, it's pages and pages of the same thing.

And really, they shouldn't define thermals every book either :P

I always said that I hated how everything is explained at the start of every Harry Potter book. I mean, why bother reading it if you haven't read the ones before it? I mean, every Anibook they always state EVERYTHING about the Animorphs, the Yeerks... really time consuming and boring :(

oh! just had a really random thought... they never describe Andalite ears

Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 09, 2009, 07:02:14 AM
they're useless too. I started reading with #3 and even with those descriptions, I had no idea what was going on until I read #1.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on July 09, 2009, 08:11:21 AM
Me as well. I remember being just as confused about some things as I read #8, until I read previous books. I remember being confused about what Jake's battle morph was. It's discribed as liquid steel, or something like that. I was thinking "Wow, that's awesome and mysterious!" then later "Oh wait, it's just a tiger."

Further, why don't they just call it telepathy? Everyone knows what telepathy is. Though thought speak is somewhat self explanatory.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: AlothAssassin on July 09, 2009, 10:05:31 AM
The target audience was, what, 10-13?  Basic writing style, same with newspapers.  Don't use a more high-brow word where a simple one will suffice.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on July 09, 2009, 10:30:13 AM
I would expect an ~13 year old to know what telepathy is. But I guess it doesn't matter.

It never bothered me that Ax did the frolis maneuver with his teammates to get a Human morph. That would be the safest and most convenient way, especially with the "No sentient morphs without permission" rule. What I find odd is that he didn't stop with just Jake and Marco. He acquired Rachel and Cassie too.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: AlothAssassin on July 09, 2009, 11:06:05 AM
I would expect an ~13 year old to know what telepathy is. But I guess it doesn't matter.

Only the reasonably intelligent ones.  The others have been raised on MTV Cribs and don't know a book from their butt.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on July 09, 2009, 11:11:28 AM
Maybe you're right. I was raised on X-Men, where two main characters are psychics.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Terenia on July 09, 2009, 12:23:29 PM
The target audience was, what, 10-13?  Basic writing style, same with newspapers.  Don't use a more high-brow word where a simple one will suffice.

Please. I've noticed words like obsequious being used in Animorphs books. If you can get away with friggen obsequious, you can get away with telepathy.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: AlothAssassin on July 09, 2009, 12:39:12 PM
You'll also notice the "BING BAM BOOM TSEEW TSEEW" and two/three line paragraphs.

Obsequious seems to be the exception rather than the rule.

TSEEW!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Terenia on July 09, 2009, 12:45:55 PM
Hey, onomatopoeia's are awesome. :P How ELSE would we know what a Dracon Beam sounds like?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: AlothAssassin on July 09, 2009, 01:12:06 PM
SCREW imagination!

"Damn TV!  You've ruined my imagination, just like you've ruined my ability to...uh..." - Bart.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: anijen21 on July 09, 2009, 03:12:29 PM
idk I always assumed they never called thought-speech telepathy because it's not really telepathy

I mean throughout the series, there are three or four DIFFERENT kinds of telepathy which would get kind of confusing if she had simply referred to them all as "telepathy." There's the way the Ellimist communicates, the way the Leerans communicate, and then the Andalite version, each of which are nonverbal and slightly different.

If anything, I wish she would have been more specific with thought-speech. It's telepathy, but everyone seems to have a "voice," at least, people can tell who is saying what. You could just say this is everyone's *personality* shining through, but the few times it happens, there never seems to be a problem when one Andalite morphs another. Didn't Aldrea sneak into the room with the Quantum Virus by morphing Alloran? Wouldn't the guards have been able to tell that her voice was all high and feminine?

And then at one point in The Andalite Chronicles Elfangor say something like, "that's not really how thought speech works" when referring to specific words, WELL THEN WHY THE HELL ARE THERE SO MANY MADE UP ANDALITE *WORDS* ugh idgi tbh
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Visser :3 on July 09, 2009, 03:15:40 PM
Thought speak started as emotional communication.  It then evolved to specific words but it goes beyond language.  Its complicated and could have been explained better but I think the basic concept works.  I never considered it telepathy.  Animorphs is science fiction. 
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: foxglade on July 09, 2009, 08:00:46 PM
in Andalite Chronicles, Elfangor says something like 'The humans understood us, because thought speech doesn't use words so much as thoughts and ideas'. Well, if that's the way Andalite's speak, is that how the Animorphs speak when in morph?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Liz on July 10, 2009, 01:17:03 AM
I always thought of it as still being able to hear the words of whatever language they were thought-speaking and not understanding those, but beyond that understanding the meaning of what they were saying.
...that made no sense...but I think of it as like subtitles in a movie or something.

On another note, the many many sentence fragments throughout the books are really annoying.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: OrcaMorph on July 10, 2009, 04:41:06 PM
I've always understood thought-speak to work as such:

There are no actual words, but rather universal concepts.  That's why anyone can understand thought-speak.  But, when you hear it in your head, you process it as English (or whatever you speak).  Then, I figured that words like "Nothlit" and "Shorm" have no human equivalent, so when a human mind "hears" it in thought-speak it processed using English and produce phonetic words like "shorm" and "nothlit", which would sound different in, say, Taxxon language.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Visser :3 on July 11, 2009, 11:00:14 AM
I like that one orca.

*Wonders why the Yeerks didn't infest chuck norrris*
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: AlothAssassin on July 11, 2009, 11:17:32 AM
Because Chuck's a girly-man.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Ash on July 11, 2009, 12:26:45 PM
Can someone here tell me where I can get a Pemalite ship? I kinda need it..
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 11, 2009, 01:47:38 PM
the pemalite ship resembles a robotic snoopy, so get a snoopy and paint over it?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Ash on July 11, 2009, 06:22:34 PM
the pemalite ship resembles a robotic snoopy, so get a snoopy and paint over it?

I guess thats the closest I'll ever get to getting one anyway..  :( Thanks, Morf.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Mr. Guy36 on July 12, 2009, 07:29:48 AM
Just remember the secret code:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 12, 2009, 07:42:56 AM
it's not very secret anymore, is it?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Visser :3 on July 12, 2009, 10:10:44 AM
Just remember the secret code:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

That made me lol.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on July 13, 2009, 12:41:54 PM
I wonder why the Yeerks use the word bandit when they see the "Andalites"? A bandit is supposed to be like an outlaw type or something, right? Someone who goes against the laws? I don't get it.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 13, 2009, 12:45:17 PM
the "andalites" go against yeerk law?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on July 13, 2009, 12:52:31 PM
Maybe. If the Yeerks consider themselves already the owners of Earth, then it could make sense.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on July 13, 2009, 01:17:07 PM
Of all the things I took from my shattered dreams last night, this is what stands out most clearly to me.

Ax should NOT be teaching Andalites how to roll cigars.

And I'm sorry, but the inside cover of 24 just screams "token black guy to me" Only time, come on. It's just blatant
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: MoonStarRaven on July 13, 2009, 01:23:50 PM
I just got my 12 year old niece hooked on reading Animorphs. :)

She was over for the weekend and saw my Andalite chronicle book siting on the counter. She was instantly interested in the cool looking creature on the cover. I loaned her book one and she has been going on and on about how much she loves that book and how cool it is and she can't wait to read the next book. LOL :)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 13, 2009, 01:45:28 PM
Of all the things I took from my shattered dreams last night, this is what stands out most clearly to me.

Ax should NOT be teaching Andalites how to roll cigars.

And I'm sorry, but the inside cover of 24 just screams "token black guy to me" Only time, come on. It's just blatant
... what? what does the inside cover of #24 have to do with cigars?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on July 13, 2009, 03:08:18 PM
it doesn't  dude
the cigar thing came from a dream I had last night

The  picture of 24 is about the token
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on July 13, 2009, 03:25:17 PM
what about the token?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on July 14, 2009, 02:11:08 PM
nevermind morf....

onto the new:
I'm now aware of 4 hanson references in the series.
This is unacceptable
MM2 where Marco suggest altering time to remove hanson from history (which if anyone can do, you have my support)
Suggesting they sing MMM-bop at David's initiation
A guy in 27 wearing a Hanson shirt (what GUY wears a Hanson shirt!?)
And of course the appearance in 35

Why Hanson KAA? I just can't understand.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on July 14, 2009, 02:16:39 PM
Maybe she's just a Hanson fan. I don't know who he is, so that's all I've got.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Kit Cloudkicker on July 14, 2009, 02:48:24 PM
I love Hanson. I'm glad they referenced Hanson. :P


I don't get the Hanson hating. They were a HUGE group at the time the books were being written, and most teenagers were listening to them.. It makes perfect sense.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Ash on July 14, 2009, 03:08:03 PM
Christopher Ralph is gradually cementing himself as the image of Tobias in my brain  :-\
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: MoonStarRaven on July 14, 2009, 07:26:07 PM
Quote from: Ash link=topic=451.msg 231979#msg 231979 date=1247598483
Christopher Ralph is gradually cementing himself as the image of Tobias in my brain  :-\

I thought he made a great Tobias. I like the looks of show Tobias a lot more then the book description of Tobias!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on July 14, 2009, 07:45:28 PM
The show's Tobias doesn't fit the outcast bully magnet that the real Tobias is meant to be. No. I picture him more like my friend Patrick. Short, skinny, and blond.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: MoonStarRaven on July 14, 2009, 10:56:50 PM
What only blonds can be bully magnets? ;)

To me the show Tobias did fit the outcast, socially awkward profile if not totally in looks then in the acting
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on July 15, 2009, 12:55:53 PM
His hair was originally somewhat blond. Not to say only blonds can be bully magnets, but he is supposed to be blond. Or dirty blond. Not black haired.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: foxglade on July 19, 2009, 08:00:11 AM
His hair was originally somewhat blond. Not to say only blonds can be bully magnets, but he is supposed to be blond. Or dirty blond. Not black haired.

I noticed that. It's like in the frickin' Harry Potter movies. Harry is black haired and green eyed, while Daniel Radcliffe if BROWN haired and BLUE eyed.
A random thought popped into my head a while back:

The Ellimist smiled, all gravity and grace.

It's weird. I was just thinking about re reading number 40, and that popped into my head. :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: anijen21 on July 19, 2009, 05:26:03 PM
there was a thing in the Anibase about Tobias' hair. Apparently they picked the kids for the cover art, and then when he showed up for the photoshoot he'd dyed his hair brown. So she had one of those "well great what do I do now?" kind of crises.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on July 21, 2009, 08:57:42 AM
Why do you think they made Jake and Tobias look so similar sometimes? Sometimes they're both pictured as brown haird and about the same height. That's a big reason why I wish tobias' hair remained blond.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on July 21, 2009, 10:37:15 PM
Someone remind me to rant on how ludicris the opening missions are from 42 and 44 when we get to those in the rereads.
Ridiculous
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: foxglade on July 22, 2009, 01:46:14 AM
Someone remind me to rant on how ludicris the opening missions are from 42 and 44 when we get to those in the rereads.
Ridiculous

I shall do just that. But do explain why. I thought they (well, at least 44) were quite plausible.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on July 22, 2009, 08:37:10 AM
I forget both of those books.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Gafrash on July 22, 2009, 09:07:31 PM
Dude, #42 had more of a militia feel to it. They were striking an enemy front. A quick in and out mission.
#44, was on a par with the 'crashed-bug-fighter' mission in I think #11. The idea to reveal the enemy's presence/acitivity to the world. I thought it was quite sound.


And yeah, Tobias' model hair-change was a big diff in the books. I half-way think they changed models in general.
I remember getting the Jake/Tobias-look mixed up in the begging also.
For that reason, I opt to think of Tobias as blonde. Not the way he is shown in the first books and even in the tv show.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on July 23, 2009, 02:55:37 PM
Exactly the problem
42 was trying shutting down portable kandrona's for the masses; in effect the same as the mission of 25; that is universal yeerk pools

And the bug fighter thing in 44, they have the blue box, several aliens, the chee all at there disposale, and there is still the alien alloys from the toilet in zone 91. Why would they need a piece of fighter. They've done it before

Both of these opening may have been more, even there own story, but then its just made into random and fairly weak path to the fantastic voyage and a trip round the world :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Shark Akhrrana on December 06, 2009, 05:51:11 AM
My knee hurts badly right now and the only think i can think of is MAN i wish i could morph so i can get rid of the pain
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: HiImshort on December 06, 2009, 06:59:40 AM
Why didn't Marco morph the cobra and eat David? That would have been easy. ::)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: donmoosavi on December 07, 2009, 08:54:28 PM
I'm in the middle of a reread and I'm on Megamorphs1


Marco's driving and running over trashcans...

"Do you hate trash cans?" Jake asked. "Is that your problem? Do you just HATE TRASH
CANS?!!"

it makes me laugh every time
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: goom on December 09, 2009, 03:21:36 AM
does anybody else wish that they'd not put the 'intro' into all of the books?
i really doubt someone would jump right into the series, and it wasn't fair to us loyal fans (who had to re-read the same thing over and over).

maybe it was just for filler? still, it wasn't needed.
my name is jake would be enough.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: anijen21 on December 09, 2009, 03:25:17 AM
I think by the last 10 or 20 they were unnecessary.

I was more upset that they contradicted each other than anything. And that you could never just SKIP them because sometimes threads of plot were in there.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ThinkAgain on December 09, 2009, 09:20:18 PM
Well, the intros average a max of about 2 pages in the large-font small-page Animorph books, which is like 30 seconds of reading and after that it sort of goes into actual plot matters. It might get repetitive, but it's not really horrible in my opinion. For the amount of time it takes to read, I think it's fair for the people who DO jump into the series. It took years to finish, so I expect a new kid to pick a book off the shelf with the prettiest cover sooner or later. I doubt that most people even here at RAF started with book 1 or 2.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on December 15, 2009, 11:12:21 PM
I don't know if this was intentional or not, but I just noticed the Full Member rank on RAF and got a chill.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: HiImshort on December 16, 2009, 08:39:45 PM
i wonder if Elfangor liked cinnamon bunz-zuh.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on December 16, 2009, 10:54:48 PM
Not sure if he ever stated liking a particular food.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aluminator (Kit) on December 17, 2009, 01:09:07 AM
I wonder how long it took Elfangor to get over being able to make mouth words-zuh.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: HiImshort on December 17, 2009, 01:23:50 AM
I wonder how long it took Elfangor to get over being able to make mouth words-zuh.

That is Aximili, not Elfangor.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aluminator (Kit) on December 17, 2009, 01:34:47 AM
Yeah, but Elfangor definitely spent plenty of time as a human. It stands to reason that he would be thoroughly fascinated by having a mouth, just as Ax was (they're both Andalites, and naturally don't have mouths). Elfangor spent several years as a human, though, instead of just 2 hours at a time every once in a while like Ax, so while Ax was still playing with words years after first morphing human, I think Elfangor should definitely have gotten used to the concept of speaking sonically rather than telepathically. I was just wondering how long that would have taken him.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: anijen21 on December 17, 2009, 01:39:23 AM
lol I can imagine him and loren going out to dinner parties and her kicking him under the table every time he'd go like "Yes, the motherboard is nearly complete. Motherrrr. Bor-duh. Mupbbbbbbbter board. Complete. Plete. plllllete. Complete."
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: HiImshort on December 17, 2009, 02:05:25 AM
That's a good point.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: throwaway_gull on December 17, 2009, 05:02:18 AM
if the yeerks were so power hungry and mistrustful of each other why did they allow Visser Three to keep the most powerful host?
why wouldn't a member of the council have taken the only Andalite body?
maybe the emperor should have taken it, or if the emperor was afraid that would blow their cover, give it to one of the other members of the council so other yeerks would guess they were emperor.
Allowing Visser Three to be the most visibly powerful had to undermine their authority.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: anijen21 on December 17, 2009, 11:58:27 AM
actually, now that you say that, it makes a lot of sense for them to leave the Andalite body to Visser Three. It left him the suspicious figurehead of the war while they remained in control and power of it. And, as far as we know, Visser Three was the only Yeerk punished at all once they lost, so it turned out to be a pretty good contingency plan. As far as we know, the Council of Thirteen got off scot free.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on January 08, 2010, 01:37:17 PM
From Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jake_Berenson):

Quote
Favourite Morphs Green Anole Lizard, Flea, Seagull and Lobster.


oooook... weird... [sarcasm]obviously it would not be the falcon, dolphin, dog, nor tiger...[/sarcasm]
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aluminator (Kit) on January 08, 2010, 01:46:40 PM
Whoa... yeah, that's dumb... y'otter edit that. That's just wrong.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on January 08, 2010, 01:59:45 PM
I would if I knew how...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aluminator (Kit) on January 08, 2010, 02:31:41 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_to_edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_to_edit)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Editing_policy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Editing_policy)

Check out the section on "major editing" on the first page. There's a link to click to edit right on the page about Jake. Basically, I think you just make your change, site a reference if necessary (I don't think it would be in this case, especially if you just wanted to remove that "fact") and make note of what you changed and why on the discussion page.

If you don't want to, I'll figure out the editing stuff later, because that kinda bugs me. I figured you might like to, though- you can put "Wikipedia editor" on every resume for the rest of your life  ;D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: morfowt on January 08, 2010, 10:11:00 PM
in book 31, why exactly did Tom throw away the note about taking his Dad to the sharing meeting? he didn't expect anyone except Jake to read it, and if Jake was just what Tom thought he was, Jake wouldn't have suspected anything...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: bizarrocarlos on March 14, 2010, 12:17:35 AM
it would have been a twist if the bomb used to blow up the yeerk poolwas full of oatmeal. :o
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on March 14, 2010, 12:19:43 AM
That wouldn't really fit the dark mood of the final arc, but it would be very very funny.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Gafrash on March 14, 2010, 12:27:54 AM
Who here thinks Andalites have enough finger-strength to snap their fingers?!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on March 23, 2010, 10:53:37 PM
I find myself devoid of a reason as to why, when they morph smaller animals, they only morph one.
Instead of sending excess mass to z-space, would it be possible to just convert it into enough replicable to be of equal mass to your body, then go biblical on Yeerk-butt
Swarm of locust morph!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aluminator (Kit) on March 24, 2010, 11:46:40 AM
Heck, if you're going that far, why not have them draw on the apparent inherent mass in Z-space and become their own army? Form of army ant colony! Go go gadget pride of lions! Power of thirty million swans!

Okay, I admit, that started out sincere, but went to... not as sincere the more I thought about it. If they can morph multiple animals, you just open up another huge can of worms.

This can of worms is named Cassie.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Unknown User on March 24, 2010, 01:55:15 PM
I wonder why Taxxon mothers don't eat their own children during birth, there has to be fluids of some kind that would attract mom or at least other taxxons? Or a better question, how do taxxons procreate?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aluminator (Kit) on March 24, 2010, 02:19:30 PM
I assume they don't have the "2-sexes" thing going on. Maybe they're produced by a queen or something, similarly to hive insectine creatures on Earth. Or maybe they all go to the sea and produce an explosion of baby-making goo. And maybe (since I'm speculating wildly anyway), when baby Taxxons are born, there are fluids, but these fluids are specially designed to be repulsive to other Taxxons. As the baby grows, the production of those hormones or whatever would wear off.

Maybe they grow in pods! They emerge fully formed! Actually, I kinda like that one...

Hey, here's a question. Why in the world can Taxxons swim so well? I don't remember their world being described with any oceans or seas or much water at all.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: VisserZer0 on March 24, 2010, 03:40:34 PM
I always did kinda wonder about Taxxon reproduction.

How was Ax able to "suck a snail through his hoof"? I always got the impression that Andalites didn't actually consume their food. I thought they just soaked up the nutrients.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on March 25, 2010, 07:59:58 AM
I kind of figured Taxxons were born independant. Meaning when they come out, they're ready to run and that's what they do. The fluid may be odorless or tasteless or something else.

I also wonder why they are good swimmers, as I kind of thought of the Taxxon world being a desert world like tantooine from Star wars. As unrealistic as that kind of world is.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: MoppingBear on March 25, 2010, 10:21:46 AM
I kind of figured Taxxons were born independant. Meaning when they come out, they're ready to run and that's what they do. The fluid may be odorless or tasteless or something else.

I also wonder why they are good swimmers, as I kind of thought of the Taxxon world being a desert world like tantooine from Star wars. As unrealistic as that kind of world is.

They are, and they are adapted for "swimming" through their hive, and through sand.  Swimming through water is much easier.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aluminator (Kit) on March 25, 2010, 11:02:18 AM
Y'know... all those things that depict stuff that can "swim" through sand... I'm pretty sure that's not even remotely plausible... kind of like teleportation devices, they're just a standard of the genre...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: MoppingBear on March 25, 2010, 11:43:46 AM
Y'know... all those things that depict stuff that can "swim" through sand... I'm pretty sure that's not even remotely plausible... kind of like teleportation devices, they're just a standard of the genre...

Taxxons at the very least are shown to eat the sand in front of them, and then expel it out behind them to simulate the swimming.  This process would presumably be more efficient with water.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Unknown User on March 25, 2010, 02:06:30 PM
I always wondered where Andalites go to meet each other when their home planet has no cities? Also, how much grazing land does each family have? Do some share? I NEED CULTURAL AND OTHER BASIC INFO!
K.A. Didn't tell us enough about her Alien children.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: anijen21 on March 25, 2010, 03:32:11 PM
I completely agree--a third of TAC took place on the Taxxon Homeworld, all of HBC and most of #34 took place on the Hork-Bajir homeworld, half of TEC took place on Ket, and an entire regular series book took place on the Iskoort Homeworld, who we never heard from again, and NOT ONE SCENE TOOK PLACE ON THE ANDALITE HOMEWORLD.

what's up with that
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: estrid on March 25, 2010, 07:40:44 PM
whats up w/that is that KA sucks at explaining things. she does not have the capability to do that.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: VisserZer0 on March 25, 2010, 08:09:30 PM
I completely agree--a third of TAC took place on the Taxxon Homeworld, all of HBC and most of #34 took place on the Hork-Bajir homeworld, half of TEC took place on Ket, and an entire regular series book took place on the Iskoort Homeworld, who we never heard from again, and NOT ONE SCENE TOOK PLACE ON THE ANDALITE HOMEWORLD.

what's up with that
There was that weird distorted version of time that Elfangor, Loren and Visser Three created. That included part of the homeworld but it was a weird, time-warpified version. Hey, at least we know what color the sky is.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: anijen21 on March 26, 2010, 02:01:04 AM
yeah with a paragraph summary of how Andalite society works. DOESN'T COUNT.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on March 26, 2010, 07:58:02 AM
There's a part after book 19 when Cassie compares studying Yeerks to studying fatal diseases or something. That always bothered me. She's supposed to be the most sympathetic towards them, so I didn't expect her to say something like that after 19. It may have even happened after 29.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aluminator (Kit) on March 26, 2010, 11:29:22 AM
That brings up an interesting point. I wonder how much of the series most of the ghostwriters actually read...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on March 28, 2010, 11:47:20 PM
In book 19 how exactly did a controller with a small child as a host follow Cassie in wolf form home? Was Cassie really so introverted that she didn't notice? Did Aftran really know tricks like how to always stay downwind, and how to follow wolf tracks? And she did this in the dark, didn't she? That seems like a big case of fridge logic there.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: roguebluejay on April 02, 2010, 07:24:32 PM
In book 19 how exactly did a controller with a small child as a host follow Cassie in wolf form home? Was Cassie really so introverted that she didn't notice? Did Aftran really know tricks like how to always stay downwind, and how to follow wolf tracks? And she did this in the dark, didn't she? That seems like a big case of fridge logic there.

To be fair to Cassie (and by extension KA) she was in a massive funk after that battle from what I remember. Its kinda easy not to notice anything when you're feeling upset.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on April 02, 2010, 08:05:28 PM
That's true. She was probably really not paying attention, and likely not traveling as fast as she may have been if she was in a better mood.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on April 04, 2010, 04:33:28 AM
I was in the car today... and I saw not one. Not two. THREE HAWKS.

Three. Flying very close together. I freaked. The F*CK. OUT.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: comet266 on April 04, 2010, 05:50:35 AM
Wow, they are amateur morphers...they really need to learn how to fly more like natural birds so that it doesn't alert suspicion from all the bird watchers :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on April 04, 2010, 06:17:50 AM
In book 47 Jake says he doesn't have a brother anymore. Strange, since Eva is still Maro's mother and she was rescued two books prior. I wish I could be there to knock some sense into him. I would think saving Eva would renew his hope in rescuing tom, but it doesn't.

Actually the reread thread for book 47 should be up next, and I was going to mention it then, but I decided not to wait.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: invisiblecake on April 05, 2010, 01:25:47 AM
First off, this thread is awesome. I'll need to read through the rest of it at some point.

I remember when the show was on and i watched it, I would have to watch it at my dad's and he stopped letting me because it "gave my brother nightmares". I was so angry about that.

Lately when I'm at work (at Target) I get bored and pretend that I'm morphing something. Usually a bird or something. I wonder if I make an odd face while I'm doing it because sometimes I get weird looks from people walking by? whatever.

Also, last week I was wondering what would happen if instead of "present day" the whole thing happened in, say, Victorian London? (Been watching Sherlock Holmes LOL) How would they deal with that?

I haven't chosen a battle morph yet. this is bothering me.

And I've noticed while re-reading that I'm having trouble keeping the age thing straight. i just automatically assume that they're at least in high school, and then have to remember that they're actually 13-15, which is like my little sister doing this stuff. Which is really weird to think about.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: WildAtHeart on April 05, 2010, 03:56:04 AM
^ i always have trouble with the ages too. When i first read the series, i always pictured High School, like 10th grade. I just couldn't picture 13 year old kids...which is weird, to me, because when i first read the Harry Potter series i had no trouble picturing those characters their actual ages in the early books.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Visser19 on April 08, 2010, 04:05:34 AM
This is a completely random topic... hence why it is here on this topic!

Anyone familiar with Stargate? Particularly SG-1? It was my favorite show, and I think one reason I got into it was because of it's similarities to Animorphs. There are the Goaul'd, a parasitic snake that enter into their hosts spinal column and take control of them. Sound a little familiar? Except, unlike the Yeerks, they don't try to enslave the galaxy, at least not as hosts or "controllers". Instead the Goaul'd pose as mythical gods and have humans around the galaxy worship them. There aren't as many Goaul'd, partly because it's hard for them to reproduce. They can be in the same human body for hundreds of years or even millenniums, thanks to their healing and anti-aging capabilities, and they also have technology "sarcophagi" that will heal them from any injury and even restore life.
Also the Air Force are the ones who go through the Stargates to stop the Goaul'd mainly from coming to Earth, which has many potential hosts for them and slave worshipers. It is a top secret branch of the military, so no one knows that the war is going on, just like the Animorphs. The only difference is that the Air Force cannot transform into creatures and animals. Well, there are obviously many differences, but...

So yeah! Yeerks and the Goaul'd would get along real well. Or maybe they would just be enemies competing for the enslavement of humans... Who would win in a war between the two? (For those of you who have seen SG-1.)

PS Pop quiz: Where did KA get the name "Yeerk" from?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on April 08, 2010, 06:35:40 AM
In Lord of the Rings the elven word for Orc is Yrch.

I've seen the Goaul'd mentioned before. Judging from their abilities it would seem like they have a definite advantage over the Yeerks. Yeerks themselves give no advantage to their hosts, while the Goaul'd have a mutualistic relationship with their hosts. there's no control, and the host is practically immortal.

But if a Yeerk got into the host's head, could the Goaul'd do anything about it?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Visser19 on April 08, 2010, 03:49:46 PM
Yes! Yrch. That's right! I always thought that was so cool.

About the Goaul'd, they definitely do control their hosts. And yeah, there not really scavengers like the Yeerks with technology. They've also been around a lot longer than them. And they do give their hosts almost super strength and they have awesome hand device weapons that fry your brain slowly, or something like that. If a yeerk went inside the host of a Goaul'd, hmm, that would be interesting... It would probably be very bad for the human, three beings fighting for control over his consciousness, it would be like three split personalities in a schizophrenic trying to gain control at the same time. But maybe the yeerk would dominate over the Goaul'd. I think the brain is a better way to control than the spinal cord.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on April 08, 2010, 04:37:31 PM
Actually isn't the spinal chord needed to send signals from the brain? If the Goauld can intercept the signals, the Yeerk wouldn't be able to do anything. Like being paralyzed from the neck down because the spinal chord is broken.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: kitw2009 on April 09, 2010, 08:38:53 AM
(i know nothing about SG-1, but anyway)

sounds like it would make a silent invasion near-impossible, if both species were fighting over the same host. i mean, can you imagine the poor, constipated look on the host's face? yeerk in the brain, goald in the spine (limbs)? HAH. mental institution, stat.


also, i would just like to add:

i cannot read through a whole book without reading large portions aloud. D: and i always, always read the marco's driving shenanigans aloud... and... crap. i forget the book (i believe it is a jake book), but there's something about shooting and running down stairs? or a POP! POP! POP! of some sort. anyway. i'll look it up. D: greatest ever.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: KitsuneMarie on April 09, 2010, 10:26:20 AM
I read books aloud, too! Usually, I'll pick one character and say all of his or her lines aloud as I read; this makes me sympathize with the character and try to get into his or her head in a more meaningful way.

I don't remember which book is the "POP! POP! POP!" but I do remember one of the Animorphs talking at some point about how gunfire doesn't sound anything in reality like the cute little explosive whizzy sounds you hear on television. That has always stuck with me when I watch the news or movies, and it serves for me as a kind of litmus test for whether or not movie and tv actors are convincing terrified.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Alic on April 10, 2010, 05:10:29 PM
I already have the entire Ani collection. I saw a yard sale which had some cute children's chairs I was thinking of purchasing for Jack.
It turnes out her now-adult son didn't want his ani books anymore.. so now I have 20 extras.. I only had 9 dollars and could not afford the rest of the books there. :(
I must have looked like a total nerd. I was grabbing up all the books and was like "Oh this was a GOOD one!"
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Terenia on April 10, 2010, 05:59:44 PM
hahaha, that is EPIC. I would have run home, gotten all my money and bought every single one off the shelf. :D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: kitw2009 on April 10, 2010, 06:03:09 PM
I read books aloud, too! Usually, I'll pick one character and say all of his or her lines aloud as I read; this makes me sympathize with the character and try to get into his or her head in a more meaningful way.

I don't remember which book is the "POP! POP! POP!" but I do remember one of the Animorphs talking at some point about how gunfire doesn't sound anything in reality like the cute little explosive whizzy sounds you hear on television. That has always stuck with me when I watch the news or movies, and it serves for me as a kind of litmus test for whether or not movie and tv actors are convincing terrified.
haha- nice. sounds like something an actress would do. =O me, i know i don't sound like any of the 'morphs, so it actually throws me off a little to read anything aloud. :P but then i have an excuse to reread parts i like. >:]

and i'm pretty sure animorphs ingrained that bit of information into me, too. x'D i never trust gunfire when i hear it on tv or in movies, etc.

awwww, lucky patty.... i kinda want extras, too. >_____> i have a few books that are in terrible shape... *cough* all the manufacturer's fault, i swear.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Alic on April 10, 2010, 06:47:14 PM
I got 1 thru 9, megamorphs 1 and 2. Andalite, HB and Visser.  I got number 46 and the rest were lower.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Terenia on April 10, 2010, 06:51:22 PM
My AC is in pieces. Every time I go to half-price books I look for copies to add to my set.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Alic on April 10, 2010, 07:02:12 PM
I have 3 of AC. I can send you one
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aluminator (Kit) on April 11, 2010, 01:01:16 AM
Did anybody else wind up getting AC when it was actually three separate books? I feel like I should be able to find extras, but maybe I only got those when they put them out through the Scholastic book club thing or whatever...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Alic on April 11, 2010, 04:45:55 AM
I don't remember this 3 book thing.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on April 11, 2010, 04:11:46 PM
Did anybody else wind up getting AC when it was actually three separate books? I feel like I should be able to find extras, but maybe I only got those when they put them out through the Scholastic book club thing or whatever...

No, but I got MM1 in two books.
Really bugs me honestly, no in cover pick, and divided they are each really small.
But, stories still the same so it's okay I guess
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Terenia on April 11, 2010, 06:11:13 PM
I have two copies of MM2, just because they have different step-backs. I wanted all of them, but my mom said no to twelve-year-old me. :(
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on April 11, 2010, 09:36:59 PM
I always wanted the different MM2s, but I never saw more than one. D:
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: estrid on April 11, 2010, 09:41:53 PM
i have see crayak. and his eye isn't as big as i thought it would be. behold, the mighty crayak! discovered chilling in our oceans!!!!

Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on April 11, 2010, 09:42:25 PM
Haha, awesome, estrid. :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Terenia on April 11, 2010, 10:05:08 PM
o.O Creepy
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aluminator (Kit) on April 12, 2010, 10:50:30 AM
The only MM2's I can seem to find these days are the one with all of them and the one with Ax on the inside cover. Coincidentally, those are the two I already have >.<

And yeah, AC was originally released as three books. It's still divided that way in the single-book version (Elfangor's Journey, Alloran's Choice, and An Alien Dies), and they took all three covers and crammed them into the fold-out thingy (First book was the regular cover, second book was the close-up of Elfangor, and the third book was the Animorphs reflected in his eye).
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: gocorygogo on April 14, 2010, 10:15:16 AM
I always thought it was cool in #19 (?) when Cassie was in battle with that leopard (and totally screwed BTW), and she was facing defeat. Then Marco in Hawk morph straight dive bombs it......

So I guess my thought is:Few things are cooler in life than a Bird dive bombing a big cat.

(sorry if i got the details wrong, It's been a long time since I read that one :-\ )
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: kitw2009 on April 14, 2010, 12:18:31 PM
haha- yeah; nice role reversal. ^^

for some reason, that reminded me of their first ant experience. O____o

the image of those kids popping out of the sand/dirt with crazy horror is intense.

also makes me wonder how, again, they managed to convince themselves that termite morph would be a good idea. Dx
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on April 14, 2010, 12:28:50 PM
I think they rationalized that it would be better if they morphed something from the same colony, and wouldn't immediately get attacked. Unfortunately they still got swept away by the one track instincts.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: gocorygogo on April 14, 2010, 12:33:20 PM
Yeah, I can imagine how that mission briefing went down: "alright, guys,I know when we morphed ants it was a complete disaster and we almost died and everything...But We got a new plan; this time we will morph termites to accomplish pretty much what we failed at doing in our ant morphs. What could go wrong? Y'know because termites are completely different than ants. Who's with me?!?"  :)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: roguebluejay on April 15, 2010, 09:03:13 PM
The termite thing freaked me out. It was also kind of cool though. Is it for real that the queen controls them like that?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: anijen21 on April 15, 2010, 10:05:39 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant_colony_optimization
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: VisserZer0 on April 16, 2010, 12:39:32 AM
One of several reasons I dislike Cassie: Why couldn't she get over killing the fricking TERMITE QUEEN?? It's an insect for crying out loud! Does she try to avoid stomping ants too? Though she did do a pretty good job of annihilating that weird ant-Cassie (which was an absolute impossibility).
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: aareavis on April 16, 2010, 02:24:07 AM
I started writing a post but I just kept adding and adding and adding.  I C&P'ed into Word and it was a page and a half long.  It was all the things I've been wanting to say for nine years but never had a place to do it.  So I guess I'll start with one or two.

99% of it had to do with Elfangor, Tobias, and Ellimist.  They both got so screwed over by Ellimist.  Elfangor and Tobias both lost the woman they love.  They both lose their families (well, Tobias did get his mother back).  Elfangor should've stayed on Earth and started a computer company with "Bill" and "Steve".  Please tell me I wasn't the only one who got that when they read Andalite Chronicles?  Please tell me it's an old topic. :)  I just wonder if Elfangor would have been a PC or a mac...

I was also thinking that this series is kinda like LOST for kids.  They both fill me with the same feelings of intrigue and mystery.  Also, how all the kids had special connections that made them well-suited for the job.  The feeling that there is something going on behind the scenes like the game that Ellimist and Crayak are playing.  It feels an awful lot like the situation with Jacob and the Man In Black.  Also, they both have ties to Egypt.  The Time Matrix was in Egypt before the Skrit Na absconded with it, along with Loren and Chapman.  How else would you find a polar bear in Africa? Some confused animorph/andalite? 15+16+23 = 54 books = 108/2 :o j/k  There is also the theme of being separated from your one true love.  Sun an Jin, Penny and Desmond, Hurley and Libby, etc...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: anijen21 on April 16, 2010, 02:35:15 AM
haha omg keep going
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: aareavis on April 16, 2010, 05:25:00 AM
OMG, and the biggest LOST connection of all.  Smoke Monster = Veleek, I think that's the name of that swarm cloud thing in MM1.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: roguebluejay on April 16, 2010, 05:28:23 AM
Chanting: 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42

Over and over again. Round and round.

Yup. I'm crazy alright.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: VisserZer0 on April 16, 2010, 09:38:19 PM
Another random thought:

1st Helmacron book: 24
2nd Helmacron book: 42

42 is 24 backwards, haha.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: estrid on April 16, 2010, 11:06:21 PM
lol i never even noticed that! do you think it was deliberate?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on April 16, 2010, 11:21:47 PM
Apparently in Ancient India, whenever they'd want to stich somebody up, they'd pinch the two sides of the incision together, get a soldier ant to bite it, and then cut off its head, so you have a line of soldier ant heads holding your skin together.

All I could think of when I heard this was Marco in #5 when after the ant fiasco he found an ant still attached to him.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: aareavis on April 17, 2010, 01:56:47 AM
Most of my random Animorph thoughts relate Animorphs to other Science Fiction books, tv shows, or movies, such as LOST.  The other show that reminds me of Animorphs was Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles.  John in Terminator 2 and the show always reminded me of Tobias. In the show, he is introduced to Cameron, a feminine terminator, who is gorgeous and gets his hormones flowing.  She kinda reminds me of Rachel in her ruthlessness.  Also, Sarah kinda reminded me of Loren (you know, if the Ellimist hadn't screwed with her).  And the terminators are like anti-Chee.  Dogs hate terminators but love Chee.

And another, totally unrelated thought: Did anyone else hate the fact Tobias and Ax had to "share spots" so to speak?  Why didn't KA put Ax's book right after Marco's?  It would've fit since Marco's first story was largely centered around Ax.  It pisses me off because Tobias was my favorite character and, while every one of his stories was moving, I would have loved to see more of him.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on April 17, 2010, 07:34:16 AM
I guess KA thought there was more limited potential with stories surrounding Ax and Tobias because they live off in the woods. I would prefer if they just put Ax's books after Marco's and revolved everyone around normally.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: INH on April 17, 2010, 11:50:45 AM
The Anibase implies that Scholastic decided to have Tobias and Ax share spots because they didn't think they would be as popular as the other Animorphs.  It doesn't say why, but I would guess that it was because they thought readers wouldn't be able to relate to them as much, since they aren't human.  Like the Anibase says, "boy, were they ever mistaken!"

Starting with 41, they changed the order to have Ax go after Marco and cycled everyone around.  But since the final story arc started 4 books after that, they didn't benefit all that much.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: aareavis on April 17, 2010, 12:24:30 PM
I remember thinking at the time that she should've ended the series at the end of a "cycle" which, by that point, would've been an Ax book, and ended with a 5th megamorph book.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on April 17, 2010, 02:13:30 PM
I've heard a lot of people say that the ending should have been like a megamorphs, which would have been excellent, but KA was too tired of the series to do a proper one.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: aareavis on April 17, 2010, 03:09:59 PM
You know, my school is the only university in the country with a gorilla for a mascot.  And you know what our library is called? Axe Library.  My high school mascot was the tigers.  I was born at KU medical center whose mascot is the jayhawk.  Hawks, tigers, and gorillas...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aluminator (Kit) on April 17, 2010, 06:58:23 PM
Okay, that's really cool. Aarea, it seems maybe Animorphs and you are destined to be ;)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Visser19 on April 18, 2010, 12:02:48 AM
Actually isn't the spinal chord needed to send signals from the brain? If the Goauld can intercept the signals, the Yeerk wouldn't be able to do anything. Like being paralyzed from the neck down because the spinal chord is broken.

Yes good point. Go Goaul'd! It's hard to tell which one is tougher and commands more presence between the two, but the Goaul'd do pose as gods, so..
Also another similarity is the Tokra, a Goaul'd peace movement where the hosts were in union with their parasites, just like the Yeerk peace movement.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: WildAtHeart on April 18, 2010, 12:25:56 PM
when i was a kid, i was so convinced that a yeerk pool was located underneath my school -_-' i remember one weekend, running around in the woods around the school trying to figure out the best place to dig into the pool lol
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: aareavis on April 19, 2010, 02:31:43 AM
I just figured this out today, lol.  I used to think it was awfully convenient that the Animorphs could use thought-speech while in morph.  But, today it made sense.  Andalites would need a way of preserving their ability to use thought-speech while in morph so it was built-in.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on April 19, 2010, 08:25:56 AM
There's something that people call a KASU that I don't think is. Okay in one book Jake is sprayed with roach killer while in roach morph. When he demorphs, he's ok. In book 11 when he's poisoned by a snake in tiger morph and he wonders if demorphing would help. People call this a KASU.

I don't think people get it. The first case is roach killer. Now if you go get a can of roach killer and spray it o n someone's arm, they won't have to go to the emergency room. They'll just punch you for spraying them and go wash it off. If you hand him a poisonous snake and it bites him, he's in serious trouble.

The point is that we're talking about two totally different poisons, the latter of which can quickly kill a Human. That's not a KASU. That's a valid concern.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on April 19, 2010, 12:32:05 PM
That, and it's relatively early in the series. He wouldn't necessarily know how everything works.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on April 20, 2010, 07:10:08 PM
waaah
curious george is mean
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on April 20, 2010, 08:18:23 PM
waaah
curious george is mean

*tries to find the Animorphs connection* :shrug:
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aluminator (Kit) on April 20, 2010, 08:25:54 PM
Hey, everything can be connected to Animorphs if you look hard enough!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on April 20, 2010, 08:26:31 PM
True. I did connect Ancient Indian medicine with Animorphs a page or two ago.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: goom on April 20, 2010, 08:44:07 PM
wow, i haven't checked this thread in a while.
its been too long since i've fully read the andalite chronicles.

i understood bill gates' windows, but completely missed the steve reference that KA made.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: VisserZer0 on April 20, 2010, 08:48:36 PM
waaah
curious george is mean

*tries to find the Animorphs connection* :shrug:
It was something a little kid said when Marco morphed gorilla. It was in book 37, I believe, where they were attacking known places that were run by Controllers.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on April 20, 2010, 08:49:45 PM
Ohh. The book I never reread. 'Course.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: VisserZer0 on April 21, 2010, 12:00:44 AM
I just finished the series this year with book 51.  I started 5 years ago.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: aareavis on April 21, 2010, 12:41:43 AM
I started rereading again on Thursday.  I'm all the way up through #12 (plus MM1) and am now reading Andalite Chronicles.  These books are still good, even though I'm 24.  I've found myself crying at some points and I know I'm going to cry all through AC.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: kitw2009 on April 21, 2010, 12:56:36 PM
I started rereading again on Thursday.  I'm all the way up through #12 (plus MM1) and am now reading Andalite Chronicles.  These books are still good, even though I'm 24.  I've found myself crying at some points and I know I'm going to cry all through AC.
QFT.

except for the thursday part and #12. i'm on..... what. thirty.......eight? ish? no. i can't remember. but every book is still as amazing now as it was back then.

even these ghost-written books..... mostly. >____>
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on April 21, 2010, 05:10:43 PM
thank you zero,
jeez genies, I had half a mind to smite you for that.

That is a line you should know even if you've never read the book far as I"m concerned
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on April 21, 2010, 06:15:11 PM
Maybe it could go in the "Sentences you'll never forget" thread. Though I have a hard time placing it as well. I know it's there somewhere, but I forget where.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on April 21, 2010, 11:05:10 PM
thank you zero,
jeez genies, I had half a mind to smite you for that.

That is a line you should know even if you've never read the book far as I"m concerned

:eyebrow: I have half a mind to smite you for being ridiculous.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: kitw2009 on April 23, 2010, 11:55:19 AM
so, i was just glancing around another forum (DON'T KILL ME. D:<) and double-checking my use of commas.

i do tend to overuse them...... a lot. let's just say.

and someone's using this quote to explain commas before names (something one of our self-proclaimed grammar nazis is unaware of, so i've been debating pointing that one out to him. since he seems to care. O___o) and it goes like so:

Quote
I’ve considered in general considered names parenthetical elements, but, unless I’m mistake, there are times when it’s not needed, such as:

"My boyfriend Tobias called me today."

In that case we can put commas in before and after “Tobias” but it’s not necessary because the phrase can be considered one unit, but if we reword it:

"Tobias, my boyfriend, called me today."

In this second example the sentence makes sense without the title “my boyfriend” so we treat it as a parenthetical element and the commas are necessary.
and because of the particular subject of the sentence, i thought- in my deluded mind- that i was still on RAF somewhere. the significance that this name had been used instead of just about any OTHER name didn't hit me until a few minutes later. D:

fail.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on April 30, 2010, 05:10:46 PM
So I've learned recently that the Northern Harrier has probably the best hearing of any of the groups (really any period) bird of prey move. I'm not sure about sensitivity to soft sounds, but apparently they hear acutely enough to locate a target by sound alone, even better than an owl.
Always interesting to learn something about a signature morph that wasn't in the books
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on April 30, 2010, 05:43:08 PM
That's interesting.

Did KA not know what most of their bird of prey morphs are fishing morphs in book 3?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: kitw2009 on April 30, 2010, 11:30:43 PM
haha; i don't blame katmike for not doing extensive homework on all of those morphs... there were a LOT, if i recall.

still.....


i watched bats this evening and couldn't help but think of the animorphs. they get subconscious contextual priority in my head, apparently. and not only for bats- more for any animal i'm not really familiar with. O____o

'oh, a zebra? must be an animorph.'
'raccoon? animorph.'
'squid? animorph.'
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: aareavis on May 01, 2010, 03:53:10 AM
Here's one for you all: Do you think Andalites use a base 12 number system, having 12 fingers and all? :D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: JSF16 on May 01, 2010, 11:38:46 AM
Most likely.

My friend brought this up awhile ago.

"Animorphs, the story of kids in tights touching animals. He's not an animorphs critic, he likes them. but he has a weird mind.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: kitw2009 on May 03, 2010, 11:10:13 PM
LOL, canada. your friend definitely has a...... a unique mind. O____o


i can't stand beneath a bird without hearing marco's line: "caution: falling objects". one too many tobias-poo jokes in animorphs; now i don't trust a single bird out there.

it gets really bad in the city. stupid pigeons. >___<;
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on May 04, 2010, 02:28:27 PM
something else I learned recently: Green anole, not found in California outside pet stores, so it probably wouldn't turn up in Cassie's barn.

Learning is fun
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: kitw2009 on May 06, 2010, 10:24:27 AM
when marie was drawing the cover of book one on isketch... i wanted to type "GREEN ANOLE!!" rather than just 'lizard'. D: most random lizard name to remember. ever. but that's #1 for you....
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: estrid on May 08, 2010, 03:52:17 AM
something else I learned recently: Green anole, not found in California outside pet stores, so it probably wouldn't turn up in Cassie's barn.

Learning is fun

you would be surprised how many ppl think it is a good idea to "set their pets free" when they are tired of it ::)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on May 08, 2010, 01:06:08 PM
true enough, but still, probability of a single one ending up way the hell out on Cassie's farm when there still isn't a population in the region, just one wandering out there on it's lonesome...
I call KASU.
Can't find that list to confirm though
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: kitw2009 on May 08, 2010, 07:08:52 PM
i don't wonder that katmike took a dictionary of north american lizards, flipped a few pages and, with their eyes closed, pointed to the one they used.

this maybe might help possibly? (http://www.nhptv.org/natureworks/greenanole.htm#2)

^^; not the first KASU, not the last.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ellie on May 10, 2010, 05:03:41 AM
I like it how Jake practically proposes to Cassie when he's 16 years old - too bad it never worked out
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on May 10, 2010, 10:33:56 AM
That scene made me happy. XD

I'm reading the Andalite Chronicles again, and keep thinking of about a million what ifs.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: aareavis on May 10, 2010, 12:51:42 PM
When I read that book, I always think about how different Tobias' life could've been.  If Elfangor had followed his friends "Bill" and "Steve" into business, then Tobias would have been raised by one of the richest men in the world.  But he ends up being raised in poverty where no one wants him.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ellie on May 11, 2010, 03:36:26 AM
When I read that book, I always think about how different Tobias' life could've been.  If Elfangor had followed his friends "Bill" and "Steve" into business, then Tobias would have been raised by one of the richest men in the world.  But he ends up being raised in poverty where no one wants him.

But then would Ax exist???? I just read the Andalite Chronicles and I understood that with Elfangor fixing what he had caused within the time matrix, then Ax would be born. . . .

Post Merged: May 11, 2010, 03:37:53 AM
This series had a lot of funny moments, but nothing made me laugh harder than the scene in #49 where Rachel's sisters think Ax is a Pokémon.

I never understood what K A meant until now -LOL, cute
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on May 11, 2010, 03:40:22 AM
Umm... Ax's birth had nothing to do with Elfangor coming back. He was born while Elfangor was gone.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: estrid on May 11, 2010, 03:44:02 AM
ya i dont think elfangor stayin on earth woulda stopped ax from being born
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on May 11, 2010, 12:12:08 PM
You'd think so, but in TAC the Ellimist say's to him in the timeline he had loren make (the one he would have stayed in) Elfangor didn't have a brother.
Don't understand why, but I do believe that is what was said
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on May 11, 2010, 01:15:29 PM
I remember Ax saying he was alive and grew up some while Elfangor was gone. what I'm guessing is that if Elfangor disappeared, his mother may have become depressed and decided not to have another child. Thus explaining why Ax wasn't born.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Unknown User on May 11, 2010, 02:10:18 PM
I remember Ax saying he was alive and grew up some while Elfangor was gone. what I'm guessing is that if Elfangor disappeared, his mother may have become depressed and decided not to have another child. Thus explaining why Ax wasn't born.
Anything is possible at this point, maybe she developed a habit of screaming at the top of her lungs for every day of the year that she knew that Elfangor was alive and this drove her husband into a mating frenzy. This might not have happened if she thought elfangor was dead while staying on earth.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on May 11, 2010, 03:25:47 PM
Elfangor's mom?
Don't you mean scream at the top of head or something then? :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on May 13, 2010, 01:13:54 PM
I don't know if anyone around here has ever played Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask, but I can imagine the phrase "Dawn of a New Day: 72 Hours Remain" going through a Yeerk's head after playing that game.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: kitw2009 on May 13, 2010, 01:17:10 PM
thinking over my new signature, i need to make a list of 150 "things i should not do to the animorphs".

i can put a lot of money on how many awesome ones RAF can invent.

....maybe i should start a thread.

maybe a thread already exists.

...........maybe.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aluminator (Kit) on May 13, 2010, 01:33:21 PM
DO IT! That'd make an awesome thread! Although maybe not "things not to do TO the Animorphs," more like "things not to do AS an Animorph." I feel like RAF could come up with some awesome ones.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: estrid on May 13, 2010, 01:37:45 PM
we had a thread like that a while back.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ellie on May 14, 2010, 04:39:26 AM
DO IT! That'd make an awesome thread! Although maybe not "things not to do TO the Animorphs," more like "things not to do AS an Animorph." I feel like RAF could come up with some awesome ones.
Start up a thread, sounds like fun!!!!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: kitw2009 on May 15, 2010, 12:31:36 AM
biblical tobias? yeah, that's where my mind went. D: genesis to animorphs.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on May 15, 2010, 12:39:51 AM
I met a nurse named Lourdes yesterday. I immediately thought of the Chee from #27. ::)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: estrid on May 15, 2010, 12:42:54 AM
LOL thats awesome! you shoulda asked if she knew erek ;D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: kitw2009 on May 15, 2010, 12:44:00 AM
if she had, i would have done more than laughed; i would have demanded that she drop the hologram. right there. ;P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on May 15, 2010, 10:09:19 AM
25 was the first ghostwritten book, and also the first book where the Chee covered for the Anis during missions. Meaning it was a ghostwriter that first came up with that idea. Would KA have even thought of that if she never had her books ghostwritten?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aluminator (Kit) on May 16, 2010, 12:31:50 AM
Actually, a ghostwritten book that early, I'd bet it actually was KA's idea. From what I can gather, they gave the GW's very in-depth summaries of what they wanted early on, and kind of relaxed their hold on the series later.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ellie on May 16, 2010, 08:30:37 AM
Marco's the only one who didnt get a proper girlfriend - poor guy
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on May 16, 2010, 10:01:56 AM
Actually with his celebrity life, he probably got tons of women. I'm not sure if he's the kind of person who prefers a one on one intimate relationship to having dozens of female fans willing to take their shirts off for him.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: kitw2009 on May 18, 2010, 03:48:58 PM
kinda agreeing with chad... but then, i never understood marco's strain of ego.

D: i think it's more male-oriented. i don't get it.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Shenmue654 on May 19, 2010, 08:22:08 AM
Here's something really random for you, though Myitt knows about it. Ever since people started muttering about how cool it would be to have an Animorphs movie, I started recalling this bizarre fantasy I had as a child.

It was basically the back of the first book spoken as a movie trailer, complete with the "In a world..." guy's voice and random trailer scenes. When the cover says something like, "Strange things happen to people. Just ask Jake" it shows him staring up at a landing Andalite spacecraft. And when it says "greatest evil the world has ever seen" the music is building and you see Visser Three stepping gracefully out of the ship. (For some reason. Evil is always dignified in my head, even though Visser Three wasn't.)

And then that Johnny Quest music from the 90's show's opening starts playing. .....hey, it was my frame of reference when I was eight! XD I'm so screwed up. ; )
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Ash on June 01, 2010, 05:37:53 AM
Sweet. I wonder how the series would've shaped up if Tobias was completely eliminated...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Alic on June 02, 2010, 12:11:51 AM
I was at the store and saw Cinnabon cereal bars. It made me smile
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: kitw2009 on June 03, 2010, 09:23:56 AM
saw post 54 Cassie while hiking in the mountains last weekend. with hot new boyfriend in tow. i was really, really tempted to make conversation, but i stopped myself before i revealed just how nerdy (and potentially psychotic) i am.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: dragonarmy on June 03, 2010, 09:57:43 AM
I scored a hardcover version of Visser in perfect condition at a thrift store Memorial Day sale. The cashier took one look at it and said, "Are you kidding me?" I couldn't tell if she was a fan, or thought I was stupid. Hmmmm.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: KitsuneMarie on June 03, 2010, 11:13:43 AM
I got the same look from the guy at Half Price Books a few weeks ago. I was too excited to be taking home a new Visser, Hork-Bajir Chronicles, two copies of #1, and one copy of #10 to care, though!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Liz on June 03, 2010, 04:08:31 PM
I bought hella Animorphs books at a used bookstore the other day (probably like half their stock), and the cashier looks at my huge stack and says "ooookay..."

I guess this kind of thing happens a lot.  xD
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: aareavis on June 04, 2010, 12:57:03 AM
I've never had a Cinnabon.  I didn't even know they were real until a couple of years ago.  Same with Krispy Kreme.  They were mentioned a couple of times in a cheesy YA SF book series (not animorphs) and I thought the name was so ridiculous that it couldn't possibly be real.  That is, until one opened an hour away and I realized they've been around forever...  I've never had those either.

I just looked them up.  They are both a couple of hours away.   :(
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: A ghost you know on June 16, 2010, 02:28:52 PM
I think I saw Rachel yesterday.

I was volunteering at my local library, signing up kids for a summer reading program. A mom brought in a couple of kids, got the necessary paperwork, then told one of her kids "Rachel, you can fill out your own form." Yep, this Rachel was blond & pretty tall...  :o
I nearly said "Hi", but it occurred to me that #1 Rachel never really liked boys, and #2 with both a grizzly morph and an African elephant morph, she could kill me in around 17 different ways in 30 seconds. I decided to keep my mouth shut. :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: kitw2009 on June 23, 2010, 10:42:21 PM
D: funny thing~ i know i saw a rachel lookalike around the same time. D:< NEAR A LIBRARY. (more like, 5 min from, but anyway...)

anyhoo~ mine was the "right" height/weight/coloring- except older. wearing slim jeans and a tucked-in, slightly oversized tshirt. like she'd just stepped out of the fashionable mid 90's. D:
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aluminator (Kit) on June 24, 2010, 11:35:59 AM
Yay awesome ^_^ Now I need to go out and meet all the Animorphs...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on June 24, 2010, 01:14:01 PM
You know what's annoying? :P I got my friend to read the first two books, and last time she was over we were talking about them. One of her other friends (who needs to join RAF, btw, because she sounds awesome.  :-X) already ruined the beginning of #54 for her, so I'm trying very hard not to spoil things.

Do you know how hard that is to do? Because I wanted to talk about Tom. D: And I couldn't figure out how to bring it up without her getting suspicious. And she keeps asking questions that I can't answer. -_-
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aluminator (Kit) on June 24, 2010, 01:18:54 PM
Yeah, but starting a series this late, she's got to expect a certain amount of spoiling... though, yeah, hopefully not too much.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on June 24, 2010, 01:22:33 PM
:P Well, she doesn't really hang around people who read the books (besides me and Spoiler McSpoily Pants over there -_-) so she's fairly safe. It's not so much that she's adamant about not having things spoiled (I mean, besides really big things) it's just... I want to relive the experience of reading the books for the first time! XD I've been amazingly tight-lipped about Elfangor, for instance.

But yeah. -_- I said "So... what do you think about Tom?" and there was a pause where you can bet she was thinking "Oh, crap. What happens?"
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aluminator (Kit) on June 24, 2010, 01:34:11 PM
That feeling of reading the series for the first time? That's actually a lot of the reason I'm excited about getting my parents' friends' kids into the rerelease, so I sympathize ;)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on June 24, 2010, 02:40:25 PM
When I buy the rerelease of the books, I may try to get my neices into it. I'll let the parents decide how old they should be before introducing them to the series, though. They're 4 and 2 right now, btw, so it will still be a while.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: AnyaSciarra on July 02, 2010, 01:38:03 PM

Edit: I thought of a random question. How do you guys pronounce Hork-Bajir? like Ba Jar or Ba Jeer? lol, just curious, I think I say the second one

I pronounce it Bah-zheer, like the sound of the Russian 'ZH' (As in Zhivago)

One thing I thought of today reading 24- When Cassie mentions Visser Three as being the only yeerk that has ever had the power to morph, she is apparently forgetting in 6 when Jake became a Controller and 19 when she herself took on Karen's yeerk. Weird, huh?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on July 02, 2010, 01:47:18 PM
Well those instances were a bit different from V3. They didn't keep their morphing hosts for very long. He's had his for decades.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: AnyaSciarra on July 02, 2010, 07:58:00 PM
Well those instances were a bit different from V3. They didn't keep their morphing hosts for very long. He's had his for decades.

Okay. I thought that the author meant that literally.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Kotetsu1442 on July 03, 2010, 04:33:11 PM
I've never had a Cinnabon.  I didn't even know they were real until a couple of years ago.  Same with Krispy Kreme.  They were mentioned a couple of times in a cheesy YA SF book series (not animorphs) and I thought the name was so ridiculous that it couldn't possibly be real.  That is, until one opened an hour away and I realized they've been around forever...  I've never had those either.

I just looked them up.  They are both a couple of hours away.   :(

That's just... so sad. Go buy one, now  :).

:P Well, she doesn't really hang around people who read the books (besides me and Spoiler McSpoily Pants over there -_-) so she's fairly safe. It's not so much that she's adamant about not having things spoiled (I mean, besides really big things) it's just... I want to relive the experience of reading the books for the first time! XD I've been amazingly tight-lipped about Elfangor, for instance.

But yeah. -_- I said "So... what do you think about Tom?" and there was a pause where you can bet she was thinking "Oh, crap. What happens?"

I wouldn't worry about that type of spoiler too much. I mean, with the Tom example the "Brother against brother in a war" scenario was set up in book #1, and every time that conflict was relevant to a storyline but it didn't get resolved they only made it more clear that something had to happen. So all that asking about what she thinks about various characters early on only confirms for her that that they do develop and are relevant. I would rather know early on that the author wasn't completely blindly throwing stuff in but was instead prepared to take these characters somewhere, so something like that would only build suspense and anticipation as far as I'm concerned.



My random thought: I found it hilarious that the Nartec queen of book #38, The Mutation scoffed when Animorphs asked her if she spoke English, because it was obviously the "international language of commerce and intellectual discourse," But for some reason while they talked amongst themselves in English she thought it logical to try Chinese, Scandinavian, German and French first to communicate with them. One of the more endearing KASUs, because it is not so much a screw up as it is a kinda "Figure out which language you speak by trying them at random" trope.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on July 03, 2010, 05:37:17 PM
I'm the worst friend ever. My friend was reading #3 and I called and interrupted. D:
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: AnyaSciarra on July 03, 2010, 06:04:56 PM
I'm the worst friend ever. My friend was reading #3 and I called and interrupted. D:

Never interrupt a Tobias book!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on July 03, 2010, 06:06:04 PM
I know! I should know better! And she's reading my copy! What if the sound of her phone going off surprises her and she... DROPS IT?

...This actually is a worry. XD That book is falling apart.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Alex Oiknine on July 03, 2010, 09:53:36 PM
The really bad Animorph books also often seem to have the best quotes. I don't care how irritated other people get at filler material.

"Calamari"
"Snails?"
‹I am not in favor of snails.›

...

‹Let's just stick to speaking English.›
"Squid!"
‹Uh uh. Calamari is octopus, not squid.›

The Exposed page 65 onward.

And that doesn't include the Voyage/Journey/20,000 Leagues Under the Sea debate.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on July 03, 2010, 10:07:00 PM
How is #27 "really bad"? O.o That's one of my favorite books.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Alex Oiknine on July 03, 2010, 10:22:22 PM
How is #27 "really bad"? O.o That's one of my favorite books.

It's a filler book. It's really unnecessary to the overall plot of saving the world from Yeerks. The only thing that would really ever need to happen again was meeting the Drode, and that could have easily been done during any of their encounters with Crayak. The Pemalite Ship only ever gets mentioned again with The Mutation which was another completely useless book (And, though I debate this with other people on the LiveJournal forum, is in my opinion the worst Animorphs book ever with the exception of the Altermorphs.)

Don't get me wrong - I love a lot of filler books for the sake of their humorous quotes. But I'm not going to act like they were relevant to the series, the general plotline, or necessary for character development. Hence, not great books. We already got all of Rachel's claustrophobia in The Underground. We know the Chee back-story. The Pemalite Ship is never used through the series except as an excuse for them to need to morph orcas and meet the Nartec, who are also utterly irrelevant.

It really pains me to say, but even though there were three books where morphing cetaceans were utterly necessary (The Message, The Exposed, The Mutation - the only book I thought was actually any good was The Message. As a hobbyist cetologist, that was a very disappointing thing for me in the series.

I could go on, but other than the laughs I just do not find The Exposed at all relevant. Even if it is a million times better than The Mutation.

My favorite book is The Sickness and I hear people insulting it all the time as being a filler book, a Cassie-superhero book, etc., etc. Let's face it - it's a matter of taste, and there's always two sides of the spectrum.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Kotetsu1442 on July 04, 2010, 01:23:21 AM
It's funny, because now that I understand what you mean by "filler book" I realize that I saw it completely differently. Your 'unnecessary' deals with how relevant it was to ongoing story-lines and character development; a good way to classify a book as 'unnecessary' or 'filler' as you're using it (correct me if you think this is inaccurate) would be along the lines of "Can I skip this book and miss nothing important for the rest of the series?"

For me, as I read the series, the ones I thought of as 'unnecessary and filler' were literary issues of story lines and character development, but in-story issues of necessity from the Anis' perspective to the ongoing conflict. For example, from my perspective The Experiment and The Unknown were unnecessary because even a victory on the Anis' part could accomplish nothing, while I considered The Exposed and The Mutation as necessary because if the Anis choose to sit those missions out they would have allowed the Yeerks to further their cause in some (theoretically) significant way.

(BTW, How do you consider The Message unnecessary though? I mean, they meet Ax and he joins their cause; it is relevant to the entire remainder of the series?)

(Also BTW, is you're interest in cetology purely personal interest or have you worked in it or other forms of mammal marine biology?)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Alex Oiknine on July 04, 2010, 01:50:35 AM
I don't think The Message is irrelevant - I listed it as the only cetacean-oriented book that was relevant. Don't tell anyone, but I have an enormous crush on the Ax-man.

I think The Experiment and quite a few others count as "filler" by many people. And that's fine. But I think it's important to note that some of the missions mentioned above are things that could have never graced the series and none would have been the wiser. If no one ever read The Exposed or The Mutation they wouldn't miss out on anything in the series, anymore than The Experiment. The whole plots of those books were created simply to give a Yeerk-vs-Animorph story, but didn't find any way to tie that story in with the bigger picture, or make it relevant later on. Which really is no different from The Experiment. After all, without Crayak's interference the Yeerks would never be able to detect the Pemalite ship, theoretically - it was because the systems were down that it was detected. Going from there, The Mutation was even more pointless because there was no reason they should be able to detect the ship even if they had known where it was hidden (and they didn't). Essentially, they were stories just so that there would be stories - and what point did they make, really?

As far as cetology - I read a lot of literature on cetacean societies, books on anatomy, etc., etc. I used to know and interact with a zoologist that studied humpback whales in Maui. However, I'm horrible at calculus and calculus is necessary to pursue biology as a major. I ended up becoming a cultural anthropologist that also studies cetaceans in a hobbyist fashion, including SCUBA diving and watching them ravenously from boats while getting to diving destinations :3
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Kotetsu1442 on July 04, 2010, 02:11:26 AM
I don't think The Message is irrelevant - I listed it as the only cetacean-oriented book that was relevant.
Ah, my bad. I just misunderstood your statement before.

And though I was quite fine with The Exposed as being necessary in my terms (once the situation was set up, the Anis definitely had to go about the mission set before them), I was really skeptical when The Mutation started. I mean, since the Pemalite ship was fully functioning, then the Yeerks wouldn't have been able to detect it and would have literally had to comb the entire ocean looking for it, the Anis really could have said "Let's just sit this one out and let them waste their time and energy on this one while we rest and start coming up with another way to hurt them." That and it is annoying when Exposed ended with the ship being put deep enough that "only an android could reach it" and then Mutation starts with "Nevermind, the Yeerks are capable of building a good enough marine-craft... in fact we aren't even going to remember the idea that it was intended to be unreachable at this point, now it's still nearby and 'deep, but not that deep, we won't even need to go Calamari this time'"



Sorry to hear about calculus getting in your way, I imagine it is probably often the bane of people interested in similar biology careers; I didn't realize that it was even necessary for biology. I saw chemistry drive out plenty of people away from similar majors when I was in college, and as far as I'm concerned it was necessary because chemistry is very relevant in that respect; but I would think that that high a level of pure mathematics wouldn't be necessary for biology; odd, that.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Alex Oiknine on July 04, 2010, 02:14:24 AM
The odder part is that a lot of people in these fields aren't studying the animal's biochemistry at all, they're studying behavior. I mean, you may get a team to investigate the point if you think there may be some chemical base for something, but it's not that often.

Don't feel sorry for me though - I love cultural anthropology. I love biological anthropology too, but I want to teach someday and I feel cultural anthropology is definitely going to be more useful for that, especially if I want to work with ESL students.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Kotetsu1442 on July 04, 2010, 02:57:26 AM
True, I meant to end my last post by noting that it wasn't such a bad thing after all because cultural anthropology is a totally awesome way to go as well. As far as I'm concerned, you can't go wrong with anthropology, studying life in general is really cool; but digging into what makes a human a human is amazing. Heck, a huge part of what captured me with Animorphs was the biological and meta-cognitive views of the animal experience and the human/extra-human (alien) perspectives; it just sent my adolescent imagination reeling (OK, it still does, and maybe my mind is still too adolescent in some ways :)).
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: AnyaSciarra on July 04, 2010, 01:02:45 PM
I think that the Suspicion was pretty irrelevant. I thought that it was pretty lame, really. I mean, a lot of the story of Animorphs is somewhat believable and most of the aliens are pretty cool, but the Helamacrons were about the dumbest thing in the series so far.

And that really sucks about calculus. My friend really liked marine biology and wanted to study that, but then she found out that you had to take lots of math courses for it.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: xxmudtailxx on July 04, 2010, 05:13:38 PM
Its weird how the elimist is all, oh, we dont interfere, but they do  :-]
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Kotetsu1442 on July 06, 2010, 03:34:02 AM
Its weird how the elimist is all, oh, we dont interfere, but they do  :-]

Have you read The Ellimist Chronicles? His whole story is laid out as entirely as possible at that point, though he gives enough of a general idea of his motivations throughout his other appearances in the main series.  Personally, I would have almost prefered TEC to be its own separate piece of sci-fi and not the central character not be tied in as the Ellimist, because it was a really amazing story that could stand alone anyways and the Ellimist of the Animorphs books was at his coolest when he was at his most mysterious, clever and indirect enough that he could still actually claim 'non-interference' (#7, The Stranger).

I think that the Suspicion was pretty irrelevant. I thought that it was pretty lame, really. I mean, a lot of the story of Animorphs is somewhat believable and most of the aliens are pretty cool, but the Helamacrons were about the dumbest thing in the series so far.

Well, yes it and the Helmacron followup (# 42, The Journey) are pretty irrelevant to the main story-line, but I was OK just because I did enjoy the seamless way the series did manage to integrate and explore other sci-fi/fantasy premises (beyond its own animal shape-shifters premise). Suspicion's exploration of scale changing perspectives is by no means original (Gulliver's Travels, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Honey I Shrunk the Kids are the most popular examples) but manages to bring its own new take on it while still fitting into the Aniverse.
Journey went so far as to have the characters mention what sci-fi it was drawing its inspiration from; again it was pointless to the main story, but it was certainly a neat one as well.

I was amused enough too in the laughable, supreme overconfidence of the ridiculously non-threatening threats of the Helmacrons; yet another trope that isn't original, but managed to take on its own fitting shape in the Ani-verse. Nothing completely new under the sun I suppose.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: A ghost you know on July 07, 2010, 05:03:57 PM
Quote from: Kotetsu1442
I was amused enough too in the laughable, supreme overconfidence of the ridiculously non-threatening threats of the Helmacrons
I'm not quite sure the were so "ridiculously non-threatening". Sure, most of the time they were just annoying, but their shrink ray had some unpleasant potential. It was also disturbing how close a dozen of the little egotists came to taking out Marco; if he hadn't been in ****roach morph, he probably would have gotten killed.
The Helmacrons' morphing-energy detector was a pretty good weapon, too, particularly when the Yeerks got it. The Animorphs were nearly uncovered then.

The Helmacrons were definitely supremely overconfident and arrogant, but IMHO they did have some ability to threaten the Animorphs.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Kotetsu1442 on July 08, 2010, 12:23:36 PM
The Helmacrons were definitely supremely overconfident and arrogant, but IMHO they did have some ability to threaten the Animorphs.
True, but in the right situations a kitten can threaten the animorphs  :). Anyways, you are correct that they could threaten the Animorphs. I was referring to their plans of galactic dominance, something that isn't as easily bought about by annoying one individual at a time.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: A ghost you know on July 08, 2010, 08:11:18 PM
Quote from: Kotetsu1442
Quote from: A ghost you know...
The Helmacrons were definitely supremely overconfident and arrogant, but IMHO they did have some ability to threaten the Animorphs.
True, but in the right situations a kitten can threaten the animorphs  :).
The Helmacrons were able to threaten the Animorphs even when the Anis were out of morph. I don't recall any kittens doing that... ;)

Quote from: Kotetsu1442
I was referring to their plans of galactic dominance, something that isn't as easily bought about by annoying one individual at a time.
Oh, OK. I misunderstood you.
Yeah, I seriously doubt they could dominate even a couple of large planets, let alone an entire galaxy.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on July 09, 2010, 03:18:55 PM
I just had a thought. How different do you think things would be if V3 hadn't assigned Tom to the Blade Ship at the end? He and Rachel wouldn't be on the ship at all.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Liz on July 09, 2010, 06:26:35 PM
Yeah...their plan was dependent on that, wasn't it?  idk, I haven't read the last books in quite a while.  Been rereading from the first books.

Speaking of which, I finally got my brother to start reading Animorphs, but he only made it up to the middle of #3 before deciding it was "dumb."  I'm trying to get him to read #4 now.   :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aluminator (Kit) on July 09, 2010, 06:40:26 PM
How old's your brother? Tell him he's my new hero if he keeps going.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Liz on July 10, 2010, 01:05:01 AM
He's 12, so definitely in the right age range to be reading the books...

Yeah, I'll tell him he'll be Aluminator's new hero, and see what he thinks of that.  Heheh.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: AnyaSciarra on July 11, 2010, 03:11:40 PM
He will also be my hero!

Another random thought- I love the sentences on the front of each book. My favorite is "Some people never change. Some do." from the Invasion. I also like all the titles (My favorite is The Forgotten).
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: kitw2009 on July 12, 2010, 12:26:32 AM
i saw one girl at the museum of natural history ogling over animal skeletons and thought, "OMGOMG, IT'S A YOUNG CASSIE AND I WANT ONE."

a few days ago.... i noticed my reflection in a metro car window and wondered how the hell andalites could ever handle all of those fingers when MY hands look weird enough with only five. >>
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aluminator (Kit) on July 12, 2010, 10:52:32 AM
Hehehe. Nice, Court :P

I swear this one hawk by my house has been shadowing me for the last few days. I've seen it so many times, and each time it's staring right at me. Maybe trying to see if I'm a Controller?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on July 12, 2010, 08:00:45 PM
I was reading the entry for silicon based lifeforms at TV tropes. It mentions that the Venber in Animorphs may be made of ammonia, because it's speculated that ammonia based lifeforms could exist on extremely cold planets.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aluminator (Kit) on July 13, 2010, 05:08:01 PM
Eh, maybe, but unlikely if you ask me. They had to reach a temperature above the freezing point of water to melt, right? Ammonia boils around 28 below zero Fahrenheit, so the Venber would probably have to exist in temperatures well below that. Getting that kind of temperature consistently is a stretch, even in the arctic, and if it was that cold, the Animorphs wouldn't have been anywhere near as well off in their morphing outfits, even for the short periods of time that they were in them. That, alone, leads me to believe that any liquid on which their form is based would probably have to have a boiling point over the melting point of water. It sounds as though at least part of their structure would have to be based on water ice, though.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: zaprowsdower on July 13, 2010, 08:18:08 PM
Tvtropes is often not a good source to get an encyclopedic report on what's really in the story, or anything impartial if the work has any kind of fan(boys/girls), and that's not even mentioning their reading sex (especially homosexuality) into everything.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Duff on July 14, 2010, 12:00:33 AM
In the movie Accepted one of the people on the collegiate review board is named "Dr. A. Visser"
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Liz on July 14, 2010, 01:07:27 AM
My copy of #30 has two...inside illustration things...

(http://i31.tinypic.com/2aj8ehs.jpg)

o_o
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: gocorygogo on July 14, 2010, 10:13:46 AM
My copy of #30 has two...inside illustration things...

([url]http://i31.tinypic.com/2aj8ehs.jpg[/url])

o_o


Double the pleasure, Double the fun...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on July 14, 2010, 10:21:40 AM
Tvtropes is often not a good source to get an encyclopedic report on what's really in the story, or anything impartial if the work has any kind of fan(boys/girls), and that's not even mentioning their reading sex (especially homosexuality) into everything.

This is true. I just wanted to throw it out there.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on July 14, 2010, 10:35:15 AM
My copy of #30 has two...inside illustration things...

([url]http://i31.tinypic.com/2aj8ehs.jpg[/url])

o_o


Stepbacks!

And... that's weird. :P Your book is a freak! :D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on July 14, 2010, 03:23:30 PM
I find it oddly fitting that it's the roach one that has a backup ready ::)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on July 14, 2010, 03:38:10 PM
that made me laugh. Yeah, there's never just one roach in the house.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on July 15, 2010, 12:22:13 PM
on the thought of the reprints, they mentioned they have someone combing for outdated references,
I really hope someone's gonna clean up the KASU's this time- pick a rule for thought speak and stick with it
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Kotetsu1442 on July 15, 2010, 05:14:52 PM
on the thought of the reprints, they mentioned they have someone combing for outdated references,
I really hope someone's gonna clean up the KASU's this time- pick a rule for thought speak and stick with it

I'm also interested in what degree of editing will be done on the reprints, and how much changing is going to be involved to clear up KASUs or if they will be preserved. What thought-speak rule contradictions are you referring to?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on July 15, 2010, 06:27:47 PM
well there is the later switching between being incapable or capable of using it in human morph, notably in Ax, but I'm thinking specifically since we know they're doing book 1 Jake being able to send thoughts to someone in morph even when not morphed himself. Want that gone
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Kotetsu1442 on July 16, 2010, 03:54:31 PM
well there is the later switching between being incapable or capable of using it in human morph, notably in Ax, but I'm thinking specifically since we know they're doing book 1 Jake being able to send thoughts to someone in morph even when not morphed himself. Want that gone
OK, fair enough. I'm not so interested in the way that they treat the obvious stuff like ret-conned canon (the things that functioned one way, but then were later decided to function another way), but more in how closely they examine and change the material that simply doesn't make sense within its own accepted canon and needs tweaking to actually function. Thought-speak has examples of both types of KASU, yours being more the type that were originally one way then ret-conned later (although I don't thing that there was ever an instance of being explicitly incapable of using  thought-speech in human morph, it was simply never done for a while, then when it was done they behaved as if it had always been possible, which it logically should have; on the other hand, your primary example of being able to send thought-messages to someone in morph, then later ret-conning it out is the best and most obvious example of that type of KASU).
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on July 16, 2010, 06:49:44 PM
zomg it's Rachel

And Rachel!

http://www.xmwallpapers.com/wallpaper/animals/misc/images/Grizzly%20Bear%20and%20Bald%20Eagle.jpg (http://www.xmwallpapers.com/wallpaper/animals/misc/images/Grizzly%20Bear%20and%20Bald%20Eagle.jpg)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Liz on July 26, 2010, 02:39:02 AM
zomg it's Rachel

And Rachel!

[url]http://www.xmwallpapers.com/wallpaper/animals/misc/images/Grizzly%20Bear%20and%20Bald%20Eagle.jpg[/url] ([url]http://www.xmwallpapers.com/wallpaper/animals/misc/images/Grizzly%20Bear%20and%20Bald%20Eagle.jpg[/url])


Nice and Mean Rachel?   :P

Does anyone still go on Gaia?  I've just been made mod of the Animorphs guild on there...and it's so dead.  I'm trying to think of how I can get more people to post.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on July 31, 2010, 12:15:21 PM
Something just now crossed my mind. A wolf, grizzly bear, tiger, and gorilla. They're all endangered species. Was KA trying to send some kind of message with that, or is it just coincidence because zoos stock endangered animals to preserve the species?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: KitsuneMarie on July 31, 2010, 12:40:10 PM
My first thought upon waking up this morning: When a Yeerk accidentally enters the ear canal of an already-infested host, is that their equivalent of walking in on someone in the bathroom?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Terenia on July 31, 2010, 01:00:28 PM
My first thought upon waking up this morning: When a Yeerk accidentally enters the ear canal of an already-infested host, is that their equivalent of walking in on someone in the bathroom?

:rofl:
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on July 31, 2010, 03:50:03 PM
"Room's occupied! Out!"

And of course we must ask what would happen if one Yeerk controlled the right half of the brain, and another controlled the other half.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: crystalclear on August 01, 2010, 03:56:21 AM
Um, about your signature, Chad. How did it end with three? :huh:
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on August 01, 2010, 08:20:33 AM
Rachel died, Tobias exiled himself, and Ax got assimilated. Jake Tobias and Marco may or may not have died after ramming the Bladeship. That's left up to fanfic writers, and I think they all like to have the group survive.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on August 01, 2010, 12:36:18 PM
Erm... you forgot about Cassie. :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Alic on August 01, 2010, 12:37:35 PM
She's easy to forget
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on August 01, 2010, 12:39:39 PM
Ummm... you can't really make that argument. :P I understand that she's the least liked character, but she's in every bloody book, and narrates in 15 (counting megamorphs and #54)

...And furthermore, she's the only one we know for sure survived the end of the series.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Kotetsu1442 on August 01, 2010, 05:00:03 PM
She's easy to forget
Ummm... you can't really make that argument. :P
No, but it was definitely very funny reasoning.

The way I took Chad's sig to mean, though I knew it wasn't necessarily actually his thoughts, was this: Rachel died, Tobias in spirit because of her death, and Jake never really moved on; leaving the other three.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on August 01, 2010, 05:32:40 PM
I didn't forget Cassie. She's there. The three it ended with were Jake, Cassie, and Marco. It took Jake a while, but he did start coming around and coping with things. He took the job dealing with the terrorists, which is a step up from before.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on August 01, 2010, 10:09:55 PM
Quote
Rachel died, Tobias exiled himself, and Ax got assimilated. Jake Tobias and Marco may or may not have died after ramming the Bladeship. That's left up to fanfic writers, and I think they all like to have the group survive.

You didn't mention Cassie anywhere in there. ::)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on August 02, 2010, 10:25:44 AM
You know Cassie didn't go with them on the Bladeship, right? She's fine on Earth. I didn't need to mention Cassie.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on August 02, 2010, 10:27:47 AM
But... that doesn't make any sense. You made a point of saying that Tobias didn't count as one of the three, and then you said he was. Are you not listening to yourself?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on August 02, 2010, 11:46:45 AM
I must be confusing myself. I had a train of thought when I wrote it in my signature, but I may have lost it since then.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on August 04, 2010, 11:17:18 AM
I always took your sig to refer to the only three that went on the final mission: Jake, Marco and Tobias. Rachel's gone, Cassie's left behind, and Ax is....something else now-those are the only three I see really doing anything at the end :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on August 04, 2010, 11:38:46 AM
I should probably get rid of it if I no longer understand exactly what I meant, but I'm lazy.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: LisaCharly on August 06, 2010, 07:12:18 PM
Marco's driving style mimics his thought processes - gets you from Point A to point B with a big old mess in the middle.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on August 07, 2010, 12:33:37 PM
Marco's driving style mimics his thought processes - gets you from Point A to point B with a big old mess in the middle.

Heh, that made me giggle. XD
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: crystalclear on August 10, 2010, 07:15:49 AM
I've just finished the entire series, well, except the Alternamorphs, and it just occured to me that these stuff isn't quite suitable for kids. I mean, the last book I read was Ellimist Chronicles, and I'm pretty sure it's a bit too complex for an average kid. Who's the target reader for Animorphs actually? Is it really kids? I'd think older teens/young adults would fit better, but then again the main characters are in their early teenage years, so I'm not sure :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on August 10, 2010, 08:58:56 AM
The target age is 9-12. And I don't really agree. :P Kids get it. People who read it when it first came out were that age, mostly, and... well, now we're here, aren't we? Kids that age and a little older are reading it and get it.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: crystalclear on August 10, 2010, 09:12:01 AM
Not about getting it or not, but getting bored with it or not. Especially the chronicles books. Unlike the main books, they're pretty boring to me, and they lack the suspense. Except the Andalite chronicles (it's one of my favorite!) Hork bajir chronicles being the most boring in the entire series, I could barely stay awake when I read that one, and it actually took me days to finish because I kept getting bored. But hey, it's Animorphs, I just HAD to read it! ;) But honestly if it weren't Animorphs or if I weren't so obsessed with Animorphs I would've put it down :-\

I was 11 too when I first read the series, and I loved it ;D but if I were to read the chronicles (and perhaps megamorphs) back then, I don't think my 11-year-old self would be interested at all.

But then again maybe that's just me.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on August 10, 2010, 09:14:47 AM
::) Umm... I stand by what I already said. Most people who read it when it came out read the chronicles.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on August 10, 2010, 09:46:44 AM
At least no one should accuse Applegate of talking down to her readers.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Alex Oiknine on August 21, 2010, 05:03:23 AM
I imagine he touched him really softly, gently, slowly, and left his hand on Marco's shoulder or elbow or wherever he touched longer than normal.

Y'know, like they do in dramatic soap moments.



Dang I love Ax. I hope the reprint survives long enough to put out Ax books, but starting with the first two of the series seems risky to me.

Also, I know second graders who read these books nowadays and get it. The material's kinda stuff we find questionable as adults, but let's face it - the vocabulary's pretty simple and redundant and you can understand what is technically happening in each scene. My cousins have been reading this stuff since third grade, the people at my synagogue have donated books and the common age group for picking them up is second/third grade.

The nice thing about the series is that while you can go pretty deep into it, kids from a lot of ages can at least understand the story. At least, that's my opinion based on the kids I know now reading it. Though I think getting the deeper messages aren't realistic for the younger grades... Even though I know I could and did in elementary school when it was coming out. (4th/5th/6th grade, not 2nd/3rd of course.)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Ash on September 06, 2010, 07:09:29 AM
The prologue of the Andalite Chronicles makes me want to cry.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on September 06, 2010, 11:39:39 AM
That's normal. That and the ending, even though I knew how it would end.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Alex Oiknine on September 06, 2010, 04:19:22 PM
Yeah, lots of sad and tough moments in these books.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on September 07, 2010, 09:57:04 PM
My friend's reading #5 and yesterday, when she was toward the beginning, and she kept asking me questions about Eva.

Me: Umm... *shifty eyes* What are you doing asking questions? Go back to reading!

She called me after work today, after she'd gotten to the part of Visser One:

Me: So...
Her: Oh my God!
Me: See why I wouldn't talk about it??

Trying not to spoil anything takes so much effort. *sigh*
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Alex Oiknine on September 08, 2010, 09:02:48 PM
:( I kept trying to convince my cousins to read from 1 onward, but it was hard to give them access to all the books.

Now their mother won't let them read non-fiction unless it's a "classic" in the way that Alice in Wonderland is a classic. D:
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Ash on September 09, 2010, 08:44:48 AM
She has NO idea about the magnitude of her folly. Save them, Alex!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Alex Oiknine on September 10, 2010, 01:57:44 PM
Yeah it's just not gonna happen. Disappointing.

I get a copy of The Weakness today. Not my favorite book but it's one I didn't have.

I never got MM#1 back to the person I loaned it to, lol.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: LisaCharly on September 10, 2010, 02:10:31 PM
I love #37 because Marco's just so spot-on during it, and runs the gamut of his many hats. Group sense of humor who watches kids' TV? Uncooperative, immature, petulant, brutally honest jerk? Paranoid and hesitant strategist? Pain in the neck? BAMF with a cobra morph? It's all in there! It tickles my fangirlishness in all the right places.

Also, HAWKS DROPPING SNAKES. That has to be the most terrifying thing to be a victim of, besides maybe jumping sharks.

Personally, I felt that Rachel was alright in #37 if you read it as "I resent authority and don't want to take orders from Marco" instead of "I wanna be leader!".
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Alex Oiknine on September 12, 2010, 01:00:48 AM
Ax you always had the funniest quotes.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on September 15, 2010, 11:14:17 AM
Reason to get friends to read Animorphs: So someone else gets why random things make you smile.

That's what I told my friend who's on #6. :P I need someone to practically trip over random references with me! XD Like yesterday: Reading The Week magazine, and discovered Airplane! is going to be on AMC on Saturday.

My first thought: Marco watched that in #54!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Darth Revan on September 24, 2010, 05:58:32 AM
Red Tail Beer. I wonder if they're Animorph fans.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: CounterInstinct on September 24, 2010, 07:42:24 AM
Does the Animorphs remind you guys of the Power Rangers? I dunno. With the Morphing and all. I can imagine the scene. The Animorphs and Ax(the White Ranger) cornered by Hork Bajir and Jake says

"It's Morphing time!"
 ;D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on September 24, 2010, 09:18:41 AM
I'm actually really disappointed that KA never had Marco or someone else reference Power rangers. Maybe she never watched it, or didn't like it. It's possible. I definitely would have put that one in, if not make it a catch phrase for someone.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aldrea Hammee on September 28, 2010, 09:02:37 PM
So, I was watching VH1 the other night, and they sometimes have a "new singles" spot during the commercials where they show like ten seconds of a video. The Goo Goo Dolls have a new song out, and I remembered that Tobias and Rachel dance to a Goo Goo Dolls song in #33. Then I spent an inordinate amount of time wondering which song it was. Probably Iris.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: CounterInstinct on September 29, 2010, 07:23:58 AM
Definitely Iris.  ;)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: LisaCharly on September 29, 2010, 09:15:58 AM
Tobias totally would be a Goo Goo Dolls fan. I'm surprised they made it through the whole series without a single mention of Green Day or No Doubt, both of whom would have been popular in middle/high school then.

What music do they each like? Off the top of my head.

Tobias likes Goo Goo Dolls. Jake likes The Offspring. Cassie doesn't really like Nine Inch Nails. Marco likes Offspring, Alanis Morissette, Nine Inch Nails, The Ramones (enough to list them!) and Bob Marley and dislikes The Spice Girls and Hanson. I don't think we ever hear from Rachel. Ax dislikes all human music.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Alex Oiknine on September 29, 2010, 11:05:02 AM
Living with human teens we don't know if he really experienced all types of music.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aldrea Hammee on September 29, 2010, 06:22:50 PM
I could see Rachel having Britney Spears and NSync CDs in her room for her mom and sisters to see, but secretly enjoying speed metal. She could hide the Slayer, Metallica and Megadeth CDs under her mattress.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on October 14, 2010, 09:18:07 AM
Going to the zoo is kind anti-climactic when the one around here doesn't have a roller coaster. :-\
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Magdaleen on October 14, 2010, 01:06:30 PM
Attacking someone while they are getting dressed is just like attacking someone in mid-morph.

...My annoying seven-year old brother did that to me. ::)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Red on October 14, 2010, 05:20:50 PM
I could see Rachel having Britney Spears and NSync CDs in her room for her mom and sisters to see, but secretly enjoying speed metal. She could hide the Slayer, Metallica and Megadeth CDs under her mattress.

Yes!

Cassie would totally listen to music that her parents like. Phil Collins, anyone?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on October 16, 2010, 12:04:11 AM
I was listening to my iPod earlier, and the thought popped into my head that this was what hearing thought speak must be like. XD
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: KitsuneMarie on October 17, 2010, 11:33:33 PM
That is a cool thought, Steph. :D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Semeir-Cooraf-Armaheen on November 03, 2010, 11:09:36 PM
As for totally random thoughts. My sister and myself were walking this evening and had a whole out discussion about Andalite anatomy. Like how would organs be arranged and how things would work. No idea how that got started, but it lasted a good 15-20 minutes.

We touched briefly on Hork-Bajir and Yeerk anatomy as well. Though not as extensive as our Andalite discussion.

Somehow, I think Andalites give birth like horses. Front hooves first, followed by the head/upper body, a pause, and then the horse-like half slips out second, and the baby is up and walking on all four legs just a short time after birth.

Mothers would probably lay on their sides like horses, or they'd have tilted delivery tables they could rear up onto with bars to grab for balance so gravity can assist.

And somehow, I imagine Andalites would have midwives or go off alone and have their children in private. I just can't see them making birth a medical event like we do here on Earth--barring an emergency such as a baby presenting only one foreleg instead of two--then the mom would need help just like farmers help their horses.

:)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: estrid on November 03, 2010, 11:40:03 PM
i actually always imagined andalite births the same way!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Semeir-Cooraf-Armaheen on November 04, 2010, 12:22:38 AM
I wonder if they sleep standing up, or if they kneel down and rest their upper body on/against something. I kind of imagine Andalites stand like horses when they sleep. (I have one old fic I'm updating where I describe Elfangor as sleeping upright with his arms crossed. Hehe ^^)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Liz on November 05, 2010, 05:11:44 PM
I thought of some lyrics the other day.

I wanna be the very best
Like no one ever was
Acquiring them is my real test
To morph them is my cause
...
Animorphs!
Gotta morph 'em all
etc.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: A ghost you know on November 05, 2010, 05:27:14 PM
Quote from: Liz
I thought of some lyrics the other day.

I wanna be the very best
Like no one ever was
Acquiring them is my real test
To morph them is my cause
...
Animorphs!
Gotta morph 'em all
etc.

Awesome!! +1 for that. :D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Semeir-Cooraf-Armaheen on November 08, 2010, 12:11:53 PM
Alcohol does go right to the bloodstream when you drink it. (Hence why you get drunk fast and a lot worse on less if you drink on an empty stomach vs a full one).

Since it appears that Andalites absorb nutrients pretty directly, I imagine they'd be really easy to waste. Pour beer into a bowl and give it to Ax, and he'd probably be tipsy in a few minutes! He probably wouldn't know what's wrong, either! Lulz would ensue.


ETA:

I wouldn't mind seeing a bunch of Andalites or Hork-Bajir suddenly break out and dance the Thriller dance from the Michael Jackson video. :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on November 10, 2010, 05:03:34 PM
...Oh my God. That would be freaking AWESOME.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Liz on November 10, 2010, 06:40:57 PM
When I see someone get injured (like at a football game or whatever) I always think "omg demorph!  demorph!"  Then I feel sad because morphing hasn't been invented yet.

 
I wouldn't mind seeing a bunch of Andalites or Hork-Bajir suddenly break out and dance the Thriller dance from the Michael Jackson video. :P

YESSSSSSSS
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: KitsuneMarie on November 10, 2010, 06:43:29 PM
When I see someone get injured (like at a football game or whatever) I always think "omg demorph!  demorph!"  Then I feel sad because morphing hasn't been invented yet.

"Yet." I like your optimism. :D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aldrea Hammee on November 10, 2010, 07:43:49 PM
In #34 Cassie and Rachel broke into Cassie's math teachers' house. Was it Nora's house? Oh, Nora, you never had any idea what was going on.  ;D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: AmberKatira on November 10, 2010, 09:00:43 PM
Since I can't see that anyone else has mentioned this yet.... from my very brief glance through... It made me very happy when Monday's episode of Castle included the red-tailed hawks ^_^

I mean, they did conclude that they hawks weren't actually responsible for murder pretty early on, but they did that solely on the basis of "hawks can't shoot guns", which they could if they morphed/demorphed.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on November 10, 2010, 09:26:13 PM
Yesterday, my friend and I were playing "Six Degrees of (Insert things we're obsessed with here)." So, we were doing Animorphs, and after several rather long and obscure connections...

My friend: "Congratulations."
Me: #13.
My friend: O.O That was fast!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: A ghost you know on November 10, 2010, 10:18:28 PM
Which book is #13? I don't recall.

EDIT: just looked it up, and I don't get the connection. I'm probably missing something obvious here...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: KitsuneMarie on November 10, 2010, 10:51:27 PM
Since I can't see that anyone else has mentioned this yet.... from my very brief glance through... It made me very happy when Monday's episode of Castle included the red-tailed hawks ^_^

I mean, they did conclude that they hawks weren't actually responsible for murder pretty early on, but they did that solely on the basis of "hawks can't shoot guns", which they could if they morphed/demorphed.

I'm glad someone else caught that and had the same thoughts I did! :D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on November 10, 2010, 11:06:23 PM
Which book is #13? I don't recall.

EDIT: just looked it up, and I don't get the connection. I'm probably missing something obvious here...

::) Rachel's award thing? The last scene?

...How do you forget #13? O.o
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: A ghost you know on November 10, 2010, 11:14:07 PM
Quote from: Stephquiem
Quote from: Let us have peace (AGYK)
Which book is #13? I don't recall.

EDIT: just looked it up, and I don't get the connection. I'm probably missing something obvious here...

::) Rachel's award thing? The last scene?

...How do you forget #13? O.o

Oh, I remember that.

And I frequently have trouble tying a book number or book title to what happens in the book, but I don't think I've actually forgotten any of the books.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: invisiblecake on November 12, 2010, 02:40:11 AM
When I go to the zoo lately, I always end up looking around for the doors to get in behind the exhibits, in case I even needed to aquire something.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Semeir-Cooraf-Armaheen on November 13, 2010, 03:09:43 AM
I like to speculate about Andalite anatomy. They have two hearts, right? I think they have one in the upper half and the other is down in the horse part. It wouldn't make sense for both hearts to be in their chest. The secondary heart is probably just there to help the blood circulate to the horse part of their body.

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Bear on November 13, 2010, 03:12:31 AM
I thought they had three...? That placement would make sense, though.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on November 13, 2010, 03:13:05 AM
No, they have two.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aluminator (Kit) on November 13, 2010, 03:13:26 AM
I like to speculate about Andalite anatomy. They have two hearts, right? I think they have one in the upper half and the other is down in the horse part. It wouldn't make sense for both hearts to be in their chest. The secondary heart is probably just there to help the blood circulate to the horse part of their body.

Thoughts?

That's actually kind of what I always thought. Two hearts in the same area is pointless- you want the second one farther along to give it the extra boost it needs to get all the way through the circulatory system. I always pictured one as being where a human heart is, and the other down where a horse or deer heart would be.

What's interesting to me is that Andalites would have no digestive system... so what's filling the rest of that space?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Bear on November 13, 2010, 03:15:46 AM
They have a digestive system, It's just drastically different than ours. Who know how much or little that takes up? Maybe they have really big or long lungs to provide oxygen to all that pumping blood....
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aluminator (Kit) on November 13, 2010, 03:23:31 AM
Their digestion is always described as "their hooves directly absorbing the nutrients." That means that their hooves are the equivalent of our small intestine, the endpoint of our digestion. That means that there's no need for any sort of digestive system inside of the torso, since the hooves are sending nutrients (presumably) directly into the bloodstream. That means that there is nothing close to our digestive system in Andalite anatomy. No need to take food in, break it down, or remove the waste.

Thing is, that probably also means Andalite immune systems are fairly lacking. Our immune systems are always working overtime to kill whatever happens to be in our food. Andalites would typically only take in diseases that are airborne.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Bear on November 13, 2010, 03:25:02 AM
huh... good point(s).
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Semeir-Cooraf-Armaheen on November 13, 2010, 04:11:56 AM
Females probably have a lot of room to carry baby Andalites. I'm guessing they'd have uh...happy fun time...like horses. (HOLY CRAP GAFINILAN COULD KILL SOMEBODY WITH HIS DOOHICKY).

A long long LONG time ago I saw somebody suggesting their equipment was in the front, but that doesn't make sense. A female Andalite sporting a human-like pregnant belly would be totally thrown off balance, plus the pelvis wouldn't allow for the baby to have a safe delivery. Safer to assume it's all in the back and they give birth like horses. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU63NmsOdc8)

Since Andalites were prey animals, birth would happen fast. Just a couple hours for cervical dilation, then you have the water break splatter and the front hooves come out. The head/upper body next and the rest is easy. Mommy would probably lay on her side and push like crazy.



I do think Andalites have some form of digestive system. Somewhere, Ax mentions accidentally digesting a snail and I think he was cut off while trying to say the shell wasn't fun to poop out. LOL Plus one book did involve an Andalite toilet.

It could be the act of grazing means they stomp the grass so it breaks into small pieces that are forced up into their hooves to be digested as it goes. If you put Ax's hoof in a bowl of water, you'd probably see the water go down like his hoof was a straw sucking it up.

If Andalites drink, they probably pee, and they probably do that just like horses do. Albeit with more dignity--behind bushes, etc. I'd hate to think of the problems Ax had figuring out the bathroom while in human morph. >>; For some reason, I imagine him being initially scared of a flushing toilet.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: LorenF15 on November 13, 2010, 12:22:00 PM
I still giggle like a 7th grade boy when I think of Loren teaching Elfangor about sex in his human morph  :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Bear on November 13, 2010, 01:09:54 PM
*facesmack* Oi... Well, I guess someone's gotta say it...
Don't you think that might come with the basic instincts? I mean, that isn't exactly something mom and dad have to teach you...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Josh (J) on November 13, 2010, 01:31:50 PM
To a degree, they do. Otherwise they wouldn't try to come up with so many weird tales on how you were born. :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Semeir-Cooraf-Armaheen on November 13, 2010, 05:33:54 PM
I doubt Andalites are as crazy and open about "happy time" with each other. They just aren't smex-driven like us. They might not even do that unless they want to have children.

And it wouldn't surprise me at all if Andalites frowned on same-sex couples. I have a fic about that already. It's ten years old, but it's a bit of a poke at our own society and how we treat those who prefer the same gender.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: tobiasthehawk on November 13, 2010, 06:02:24 PM
I know this has come up before...

What the heck happened with the Nartec? It has bugged me for years :/
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Unknown User on November 13, 2010, 11:23:30 PM
I doubt Andalites are as crazy and open about "happy time" with each other. They just aren't smex-driven like us. They might not even do that unless they want to have children.

And it wouldn't surprise me at all if Andalites frowned on same-sex couples. I have a fic about that already. It's ten years old, but it's a bit of a poke at our own society and how we treat those who prefer the same gender.

I would disagree; andalites have a version of kissing, which provides them with pleasure. If kissing provides them with pleasure then why shouldn't sex? Their are alot of animals that enjou doing it, why wouldn't andalites? Also, out of curiosity, why do you think andalites frown on homosexual relationships?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Bear on November 13, 2010, 11:27:24 PM
Well, we've taken this thread new places...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Alic on November 14, 2010, 01:22:07 AM
Me and Lumy picked up Animorphs for PS at the game store today lol
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Semeir-Cooraf-Armaheen on November 14, 2010, 01:52:52 AM
I doubt Andalites are as crazy and open about "happy time" with each other. They just aren't smex-driven like us. They might not even do that unless they want to have children.

And it wouldn't surprise me at all if Andalites frowned on same-sex couples. I have a fic about that already. It's ten years old, but it's a bit of a poke at our own society and how we treat those who prefer the same gender.

I would disagree; andalites have a version of kissing, which provides them with pleasure. If kissing provides them with pleasure then why shouldn't sex? Their are alot of animals that enjou doing it, why wouldn't andalites? Also, out of curiosity, why do you think andalites frown on homosexual relationships?


I think they frown on homosexuality because they certainly don't like the disabled and ostracize them a bit. So anything that goes against society seems like it'd be a problem to stamp out and sweep under the proverbial rug.

Also, I think they seem to take ritual so seriously that they might have one for mating when they want to have children. If there is a cap on how many children a household can have, then Andalites either learn how to "close their legs" or they have efficient birth control.

I've seen how horses make babies, and it's very awkward. Andalites would probably do it the same way, with the male rearing up behind the female and...yeah...the poor male's hind legs would get awfully tired lol
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: LisaCharly on November 14, 2010, 03:08:15 AM
I don't know about that...there have been a lot of military cultures in the past that ostracized the disabled but welcomed homosexuality, or at least turned a blind eye to it (Greeks, I believe?). I'm not sure if the mentality behind Andalite ableism was so much 'it goes against society' as the fact that the Andalites are a hugely militaristic and form-focused culture. They pride themselves in their bodies and physical capabilities. I don't think we ever really see an indication of what their views on homosexuality are.

Nor do I think we can really extrapolate how they have sex based on their similarities to horses. I mean, they eat through their feet. For all we know, they don't breathe through their nose but through their eye stalks. Maybe they keep their sexual organs in their tails? Their physiology is so radically different than Earth animals already that who knows who knows.

Just my two cents because it's late and I'm babbly.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: LorenF15 on November 14, 2010, 01:31:04 PM
*facesmack* Oi... Well, I guess someone's gotta say it...
Don't you think that might come with the basic instincts? I mean, that isn't exactly something mom and dad have to teach you...

I didn't mean mean "teaching" as in, insert Rod A into Slot B, just....the idea of these two aliens learning how to express love together...sorry, i'm really weird and probabty not making any sense, but I understand it in my head  :disgrace:
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Semeir-Cooraf-Armaheen on November 14, 2010, 11:57:28 PM
BABY ANDALITE...or how one might act, anyway.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XQtd9cTGFM[/youtube]
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: tobiasthehawk on November 15, 2010, 12:14:38 AM
That is an amazingly cute video!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Semeir-Cooraf-Armaheen on November 15, 2010, 02:01:57 AM
I betcha Andalites can get spooked just like horses. It's just they have the brain power to assess what they see and realize they don't have to freak out over it.

But maybe the babies can't, so they just take off to mommy or daddy when they spook. :P

I wonder if poor Gafinilan had to deal with his own instinctive tendency to spook when the Soola's disease made his vision worse. :(
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Tyler on November 16, 2010, 09:45:06 AM
I had a dream this morning that involved animal-morphing. :)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on November 16, 2010, 09:48:22 AM
My friend had a dream about that awhile ago. We're pretty sure it's my fault.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Unknown User on November 16, 2010, 01:17:40 PM
I had an animorphs dream once, Ax was going to preform brain surgery on me in Cassie's Barn. kind of a reveres of The sickness.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on November 17, 2010, 11:35:35 PM
I enjoy telling my friend, who's at the beginning of the series, random things and then saying "Remember this. You'll need to know it later."

Just told her a random historical fact about Washington crossing the Delaware. Was going to say "Wait for MM3"... but then I thought, nah. :P Make her wonder.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Gaz on November 17, 2010, 11:42:21 PM
I remember I had an Animorph type dream a while back. Well, in the sense that Ax was in it apparently. I remember coming across this guy who didn't act quite right. We were running from something and then he told me he had to "change" and I shouldn't be worried.

When he was himself again, I don't remember being surprised at all I was just like "um....ok".

In the end I remember giving him a hug, he was confused and I was like "you're fuzzy!"

I really need to re-read the series.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: LisaCharly on December 15, 2010, 05:22:50 PM
Okay, so I've posted in the Embarrassing Animorphs Thoughts about the kids I babysit. Today, I went a bit further in introducing them to Ani fandom.

While we were playing with my Pokemon and X-Men toys (because I am totally a responsible, reasonable adult), I pulled out the Animorphs board game so we could use the gameboard as a 'battle stage'. The kids were immediately intrigued by the little lenticular cards that came with it. So my friend Jackie and I explained the basics of each of the main characters (although S seemed convinced that they were morphing crickets instead of ants) and played a simplified version of the board game. S chose Jake, because Jake was apparently the coolest looking, and Bean chose Cassie because Cassie turns into a wolf.

After that we looked at my collection of the books, them going through and being all "oh man, Marco looks so FUNNY turning into a poodle!" and "ooh, which alien is that?" and doing the little morph flip thing in the back. Despite having the books in their hands, they seemed to think Animorphs started as a movie.

Best moment:
Lisa: "And then Rachel died at the end, and I cried like a baby."
Bean: "Why did you cry? It was only a movie."
Lisa: "You can feel sad when pretend characters die."
S: "It would have been sadder if she died in 3-D."

Then I told them that when they're old enough I'm giving them some of my books, and they got all excited. We talked about the Anis all the way home.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on December 17, 2010, 04:38:12 PM
I now own a hardcover copy of #31.

...Yeah. No idea that existed. :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Duck, Duck, Goose on December 17, 2010, 04:44:47 PM
     Three cheers for Lisa, for insipiring the future Animorphs Generations.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on December 24, 2010, 03:50:15 PM
Watching this thing on UFOs on the History Channel. They're talking about alien abductions right now.

Me: ::) Duh, it's the Skrit Na.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: songofsuzanna on December 24, 2010, 10:10:28 PM
I had a complete braincell-explosion in my car yesterday.  I was in crazy traffic, on the way to the mall (which is insane; the mall two days before Christmas is a madhouse on steroids), when I suddenly thought, "If Cassie gave Tom the blue cube, then that means she handed over the ability to morph.  If she hadn't done that, then would have Rachel still died?  If the two are connected, then doesn't that mean Cassie murdered her best friend?  Also, doesn't that make her responsible, in a small way, to what happens to Ax?  He would never have had to go after the blade ship if Rachel successfully took it, what with her not having to fight anyone who morphs.  Does that thought never occur to her?  How do Jake (incredibly depressed and full of regret Jake) and the others die but Cassie gets to have a happily ever after without having any emotional/mental problems that we can see?"

My mind went blank, I was filled with this overwhelming sense of unfairness, and I sort of stared at the traffic light in front of me for a second until the dust sort of cleared and I thought, "Surely, there's a detail I'm missing."  And I focused on traffic because I didn't want to DIE on my way to Bath and Body and Barnes and Noble.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: invisiblecake on December 25, 2010, 02:01:11 AM
I was thinking the other day, and I decided that if there was an auxiliary Animorphs team in the UK, I'd want them to be like the kids on Misfits. Even though that means they'd end up shagging each other and hiding Hork Bajir bodies in giant coolers instead of saving the world, but it'd be fantastic anyways.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Green armadillo ette on December 25, 2010, 11:45:26 AM
I had a complete braincell-explosion in my car yesterday.  I was in crazy traffic, on the way to the mall (which is insane; the mall two days before Christmas is a madhouse on steroids), when I suddenly thought, "If Cassie gave Tom the blue cube, then that means she handed over the ability to morph.  If she hadn't done that, then would have Rachel still died?  If the two are connected, then doesn't that mean Cassie murdered her best friend?  Also, doesn't that make her responsible, in a small way, to what happens to Ax?  He would never have had to go after the blade ship if Rachel successfully took it, what with her not having to fight anyone who morphs.  Does that thought never occur to her?  How do Jake (incredibly depressed and full of regret Jake) and the others die but Cassie gets to have a happily ever after without having any emotional/mental problems that we can see?"

My mind went blank, I was filled with this overwhelming sense of unfairness, and I sort of stared at the traffic light in front of me for a second until the dust sort of cleared and I thought, "Surely, there's a detail I'm missing."  And I focused on traffic because I didn't want to DIE on my way to Bath and Body and Barnes and Noble.
And THAT is way we have fanfction
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: KitsuneMarie on December 25, 2010, 05:43:19 PM
I saw a red-tailed hawk this morning!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Green armadillo ette on December 27, 2010, 12:47:48 PM
Oh my gosh.
I just realized this. I'm sure plenty of people know this, but;
Maximilian.
Maximilian.
I always wondered how K. A. Applegate came up with Ax's name. Now I know.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: songofsuzanna on December 27, 2010, 12:51:30 PM
Oh my gosh.
I just realized this. I'm sure plenty of people know this, but;
Maximilian.
Maximilian.
I always wondered how K. A. Applegate came up with Ax's name. Now I know.

Holy crap, really?  Is that something you just noticed or do you know for sure that she used that?  It could just be a coincidence, albeit a freaky one...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Green armadillo ette on December 29, 2010, 02:15:31 AM
I happened across it by pure luck. My friend is writing a short story and named the protagonist Max. Then once she was pretty much done with it, she realized that Max was a nickname (or at least in her opinion) and that she wanted to have the first name be something that begins with Max. So she asked me to find a name, even after I suggested three other good Max-related names. (Maxwell, Maxfeld, Maxavier [not sure if it a real name or not])  I googled "Max names"
and came up with Maximilian.  As I was typing it to email to her, I went to fast for my slow computer and forgot the "M" and the "N" in Maximilian, and capitalized the first "A". IT came out like, Aximilia. Then as I was verbally checking grammar in the email, as I had written a lot of other stuff in there to, I read Aximilia out loud. Then I thought, "Hey that sounds familiar! And it looks similar to something I've read before" but I didn't realize what it was until a few days later when I read a fanfiction were someone called Ax by his real name. Then I spent the next fifteen minutes double checking to verify that my thoughts were correct.

And to answer your question, I cannot claim positively that K.A. for sure meant to do that. But, seriously, what are the chances that Maximilian had absolutely no influence what's so ever upon the making of the name Aximili?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Duck, Duck, Goose on December 29, 2010, 11:58:26 AM
     Anyone else find it hilarious whenever one of the Animorphs yells "It's a trap?"

     I am by no means a Star Wars fan, but for some reason, the joke makes me laugh. I still don't entirely understand why the statement was so funny...maybe I find the parodies funny. I don't know.

Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Alex Oiknine on January 02, 2011, 03:22:39 AM
Well, "Visser" was a coincidence according to something I read by her in an interview where she talks about mixing names or corrupting words. (Visser is apparently a common name in another language.) But I can't imagine it happened too many times. I used to entertain naming a kid "Maximilian" so I could make Aximili a nickname, hahaha.

Apparently his middle name is a corrupted LoTR town name, Esgaroth.

Oh my god, I never told anyone here about the time a red-tailed hawk was hovering against the window of my synagogue and making noise against the window. WELL NOW YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT I WAS THINKING. Which was "Tobias wants to convert!"

Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: LisaCharly on January 02, 2011, 01:23:52 PM
Seeing red-tails doing funny things is the best! I remember seeing a red-tail air-battle what looked like an osprey once, and totally thinking "this is why you need to stop hitting on Rachel, Marco".
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Duck, Duck, Goose on January 02, 2011, 08:55:43 PM
     I've actually found a new respect for seagulls after reading the Animorphs series again.

     Sure, Tobias hates them--and, since Tobias is my favourite character I should hate them as well--but whenever I see a seagull eating trash, or doing something irritating--which is approximately 90% of the time--I think, "Will those kids ever learn how to control those morphs?"
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Alex Oiknine on January 03, 2011, 12:28:13 AM
Pg. 1 Book 5:

"Marco McCain. Has kind of a nice sound, doesn't it?"

Lol forever and ever in retrospect.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Duck, Duck, Goose on January 03, 2011, 10:22:49 PM
     I don't know if anyone else noticed it, but David wasn't in the group for very long. I mean, they find out about David getting the box and the summit meeting around the same time--give or take a day-- and after talking to Erek, they head over to David's place to steal the box. The next day, David talks to Marco and tells him about the email, and Marco ditches school to steal the box. David becomes an Animorph later the next day, and they pretty much leap into the attack on the resort the summit is taking place. They escape the very same day and the next day, David is outed as a traitor and seemingly kills Tobias. The rest of the trilogy takes place over the course of a few days and nights. So David is really only part of the group for about a week, give or take a few days.

     I don't know about you, but it seems like the whole ordeal should have taken a little longer.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: LisaCharly on January 03, 2011, 10:40:27 PM
I loved that it took place so quickly, actually. By #22, you very much felt the exhaustion and witlessness the Anis were running on, and the fact that David could nearly bring them to their knees that fast made him seem way more dangerous. When reading it, I really never felt like there was time to breathe, which worked for the story. It was one disastrous week for them.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Alex Oiknine on January 03, 2011, 11:13:59 PM
It was one disastrous week for them.

A week that spanned over three months :D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: A ghost you know on January 03, 2011, 11:14:54 PM
I think the quick pace also helped explain David's quick downturn - the other Anis were partially used to insane missions with huge implications, but David was not. The psychological strain of facing Visser 3, losing his parents and home, learning about the war, becoming an Animorph, and having to go on such a huge mission all in such a small timespan would have been enough to drive almost anyone to look for an escape, and his chosen escape (unfortunately) was to attempt destroying the other Animorphs. If he had had more time to settle into his new role, perhaps he would have turned out better.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Green armadillo ette on January 04, 2011, 12:34:18 AM
Well, "Visser" was a coincidence according to something I read by her in an interview where she talks about mixing names or corrupting words. (Visser is apparently a common name in another language.) But I can't imagine it happened too many times.
+karma. I googled visser, and yes, Visser is a last name. In what language, I do not know. But with out that post, I would have never thought of that.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Duck, Duck, Goose on January 04, 2011, 12:35:07 PM
    But it also implied that David knew how to use their powers better than they did.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on January 04, 2011, 12:58:06 PM
O.o It's not implied at all. Maybe that he thought he knew how.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: LisaCharly on January 04, 2011, 01:57:25 PM
Yeah, TMP, I didn't get that. David was ****y, and he had the benefit of not having any other obligations besides stalking them, but I wouldn't say he knew how to use his powers better. Maybe he had a bit of a fast learning curve, but he didn't seem objectively better than them.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Duck, Duck, Goose on January 04, 2011, 09:23:49 PM
    He seemed to know how to control his morphs faster than the others. He was able to morph from Marco to himself without getting too much attention, and he beat Jake's tiger.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on January 04, 2011, 09:33:57 PM
Controlling morphs never take that long. O.o And it's mostly only a problem the first time. And obviously he had no trouble with morphing Marco--there are no unfamiliar instincts there. ::)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: LisaCharly on January 04, 2011, 10:10:20 PM
He beat the tiger because of terrain and luck. Jake mentioned that the mane was a problem and he made a mistake of standing on the skylight. He couldn't control the golden eagle instincts the first time either.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Duck, Duck, Goose on January 04, 2011, 10:12:12 PM
     I assumed that was intentional. Even Marco said he could tell David was lying, but that might have been about David claiming to feel remorse.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: LisaCharly on January 04, 2011, 10:23:13 PM
No, I mean earlier, the first time he morphs the goldie and they have to restrain him from attacking Tobias.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: char486 on January 06, 2011, 08:15:25 PM
I had a random Animorphs thought the other day for sure. Don't if any of you watch Glee...?  ;D Yes, I know it's cheesy and over the top, but its my guilty pleasure these days!!!

Anyway, if anyone out here does watch it, doesn't Finn kinda sorta remind you of a real life Jake?? Kinda big and doofy, a little unsure of himself, and always trying to be the nice guy and do the right thing?

I don't know, ever since I thought that, when I watch the show I'm like "It's Jake!" hahah
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Duck, Duck, Goose on January 06, 2011, 08:26:56 PM
     Sorta, but I never took Jake for being a dorky/doofy/goofy guy. I always saw him as being calm, cool and collected, unles a member of his family was involved. But I'm not exactly Einstein when it comes to characterization.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: invisiblecake on January 06, 2011, 11:47:02 PM
Yeah, Finn seems a little too childish and silly to me to make a good Jake. I can see it in the look a bit, maybe.

Glee/Animorphs rocks though. My new fave crossover!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: LisaCharly on January 07, 2011, 03:13:53 AM
Jake's at least a little bit of a doof. See: any time someone mentions he's crushing on Cassie. Also any time he tries to make a joke.

But as a whole he's pretty collected.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: KitsuneMarie on January 07, 2011, 10:38:55 PM
So I was watching Fringe, and this guy showed up.

(http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dec_8585.png)

Visser 3 hasn't changed at all!

Here's his imdb page. (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0513468/)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Duck, Duck, Goose on January 07, 2011, 10:40:21 PM
     What was really weird was seeing Christopher Ralph on Instant Star.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: LisaCharly on January 07, 2011, 10:42:33 PM
Eugene Lipinski is my favorite person. He responded to my facebook fanmail, too!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Durandal on January 07, 2011, 11:24:17 PM
I'm just now installing Windows on another computer. When it said "Setup will complete in approximately 39 minutes"
my mind just filled in the words "39 of your minutes"
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on January 07, 2011, 11:43:34 PM
I was listening to the radio today. There was a commercial for McDonald's. They were talking about... oatmeal? I swear it was oatmeal.

Somebody at McDonald's had to have read #17. XD
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Green armadillo ette on January 09, 2011, 01:33:47 AM
I think the least likely place for a Yeerk Pool entrance right now is Starbucks. They serve oatmeal.  Who knows what goes into that.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Josh (J) on January 09, 2011, 06:58:00 AM
We were taking a tour of the Navy yesterday, and they didn't want us to take pictures. So when I saw some birds flying around, I couldn't help but think that those might be people in morph spying on them.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nomad Frog on January 09, 2011, 11:46:19 AM
Driving north along the mississippi river today, and couldn't help but notice.....if I were an animorph, it'd totally be easy to go out as a bald eagle in winter and just lose myself ....
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Liz on January 10, 2011, 02:38:57 AM
It's like 40 degrees in this house.  And of course I just had to read the book with the polar bear on the cover.

/shivers
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on January 10, 2011, 10:38:23 AM
I got groceries for the first time since coming back to school, an in anticipation of a real meal I thought to myself "Oh, I can hardly wait. I will put the food in my mouth and chew it with strong grinding teeth, and oh the sweet rapture to taste the array of favors. The sweet sensations that comes from the consumption of eating delicious food items-"
And then I realized: I'm Ax :facepalm:
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ShiftyMcChange on January 11, 2011, 04:37:58 PM
I have always had a soft spot for hawks since reading this series as a kid, and I every time I see one I immediately think of Tobias.  Actually, it doesn't even have to be a hawk sometimes, just a smart-looking bird will do it.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Liz on January 17, 2011, 06:56:21 PM
I do a double-take every time I see someone on Livejournal talk about "memming" a post...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Alex Oiknine on January 18, 2011, 09:14:26 PM
OH MY GOD I TOTALLY FORGOT TO POST THIS.

I was eating at a restaurant in my city last week and there is this meal called The Rachel.

Probably coincidence, but oh my God.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Duck, Duck, Goose on January 18, 2011, 09:30:25 PM
OH MY GOD I TOTALLY FORGOT TO POST THIS.

I was eating at a restaurant in my city last week and there is this meal called The Rachel.

Probably coincidence, but oh my God.

     You should have ordered it and checked to see if three humans and a hawk were sitting inside.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Alex Oiknine on January 19, 2011, 12:09:50 AM
I'll have to order it sometime, but I'm trying to go vegetarian, lol.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on January 19, 2011, 08:37:41 PM
I'm taking a trivia quiz on goodreads.com. The last question I got:


What animals do the crew of the Nautilus take on in 20,000 Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne?

Duh. Giant Squid. Thank you #27.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Duck, Duck, Goose on January 21, 2011, 07:41:27 PM
     Hilarious--my brother is going to a friends house, and that friend lives about ten minutes away. And guess what my mother told him, just now?

     "Don't take that short cut!"

     I'm serious, my ears perked up right then. And I was not ashamed to ask, "Is there a construction site?"

     To which my brother replied, "Yea..." Sarcastically.

     "Go, little buddy. Go through the construction site..."
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Alex Oiknine on January 21, 2011, 08:55:57 PM
     "Go, little buddy. Go through the construction site..."

How about, "Hey, how about I go through the construction site????"
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Duck, Duck, Goose on January 21, 2011, 08:57:55 PM
     Because I'm about three years older than my brother, so it would look a little weird if an adult was walking around a construction site with some kids.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: 11:11 on January 24, 2011, 05:14:21 PM
Today in my GDIII class we had a debate whether or not garlic had a square taste or a round taste. Reminded me of Jake and Marco's cheese debate.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on January 25, 2011, 07:50:40 PM
I'm trying to sort through my books to figure out what to keep and what to give away. Good Lord, but I have a lot of those.

What's making this more difficult is that I have to work around the fact that I'm taking all my Animorphs books with me. It's greatly limiting what else I can take.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: AmberKatira on January 25, 2011, 08:04:34 PM
Take where?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on January 25, 2011, 08:10:21 PM
New apartment. :)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: AmberKatira on January 25, 2011, 09:11:14 PM
Nice.  Lots of work, but change is good sometimes ^_^

My random animorphs thought is... my apartment would look very inviting if all of my guests morphed insects, but then I might have to squash them >.<
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aluminator (Kit) on January 26, 2011, 03:45:22 PM
Hey, you bring the morphing tech, I'll bring the insects for acquisition :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: AmberKatira on January 26, 2011, 03:55:55 PM
Deal!

Wait.... now I have to share morphing  :(

Oh well, once you are all bug-ified you will just get squished.

Now I'm really sad that this is what I decided to do with morphing >.<
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on January 29, 2011, 01:27:31 PM
jeez: in a move of epic lameness I ran across a line of Cassie's about telling male and female mosquitoes apart.
Which is exactly what I did in my entomology class this week!

Fun fact: for most any mosquito of notable size you don't need a magnifying glass: "fuzzy" antennae=male, you can see that most right away
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: BennyBoy on January 31, 2011, 04:15:53 AM
At the moment me and a friend are doing an epic re-read, re-watch and re-write (fanfic) of Animorphs that is providing endless and amusing opportunities for Animorphs references and thoughts.

The other day we had an entire discussion about what happens to a Yeerk when it's host body morphs. Coming to the conclusion that it must get counted as 'excess mass' and end up in Z-Space but remaining in control of the host.

Then we had a conversation about what would happen if you infested a baby... would it ever have a sense of individuality? But we also decided this topic was irrelevant since an infant would be a poor choice of host and never chosen.

And then another discussion about the use of thought-speech in human morph. Ax states in #8 that he can't which to us makes no sense... since any animal (including humans) has the capacity for communication, regardless of language. Which means that thought-speech should be a natural element in any morph, even if it is sentient and has a more sophisticated level of communication.

As you can see a lot of our time is spent talking about bizarre Ani thoughts... =P

Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on February 08, 2011, 10:38:31 AM
You know what's a funny mental picture? Sloppy Andalite kisses.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: 11:11 on February 22, 2011, 06:09:00 AM
Marco stood up, but even standing he was only a little taller than me, sitting.

Holy crap Marco's short! I'd like to believe that Eva was sitting at a higher elevation than he was standing, especially considering Visser takes place later in the series and he'd have to be around, what? Fourteen or fifteen?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Ranger52 on February 23, 2011, 08:11:18 PM
Anyone know why the heck Rachel didn't turn into an elephant at the end instead of a grizzly?  I mean yeah the author had to have SOMEONE die, but why wouldn't she have turned into her elephant, it was bigger and she was bigger that the buffalo at the end.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Duck, Duck, Goose on February 23, 2011, 08:17:03 PM
     Rachel rarely used the Elephant in the series.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Phoenix004 on February 28, 2011, 09:06:08 AM
The Grizzly was Rachel's true battle morph and the one she had the most experience with.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Bear on March 02, 2011, 11:43:06 AM
There is an on-campus apartment complex at A&M... named The Gardens... no animals included.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on March 03, 2011, 11:22:44 AM
Forgive me:

Last night the Miracle on Ice was mentioned
That got me thinking about the time Tobias mentioned Wayne Gretzky (Cuz that's the only hockey player I know)
And I recalled that was in book 12
in response to the gals fandom of the t.v. kid
who was a spin on I think Johnathan taylor thomas
Who I realized is now forgotten and too old to be relevant.
So I realized an updated animorphs would need a different teen idol
and that brought to mind justin bieber
And that made me ill  :(
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Unknown User on March 03, 2011, 11:27:45 AM
I wonder what happened to the chick in book one that cassie freed?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aluminator (Kit) on March 03, 2011, 11:44:42 AM
There's also the guy in book 3 that Tobias helped escape- that's two people very early on in the series who were aware of the invasion, and potential allies.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: DinosaurNothlit on March 03, 2011, 06:57:22 PM
So, I was just watching an episode of Star Trek.  The plot involved a Sario rip hole in time being opened by the collective explosion of weapons firing, which took the crew into an alternate timeline until Cassie the crew's resident black-female-moral-compass noticed that something didn't feel right because she can sense messed-up timelines.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Tobias on March 07, 2011, 05:52:13 AM
There's also the guy in book 3 that Tobias helped escape- that's two people very early on in the series who were aware of the invasion, and potential allies.

Yes and remember Tobias had told the guy to bascially forget it ever happened and to just go about life normally.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Bear on March 07, 2011, 09:04:31 AM
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wELl_xs3lNs&feature=related[/youtube]
....Animorphs?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on March 07, 2011, 10:44:05 AM
argh.
The kratt brothers used to be awesome (i.e. Kratt's Creatures).
Then came zoobomafu
And now this
argh
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Tobias on March 08, 2011, 12:13:40 AM
LOL Wow the Kratt Brothers have come a long way...and Zoobomafu was good..for the first five minutes.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: invisiblecake on March 08, 2011, 01:41:11 AM
Erm... I am both intrigued and frightened by that.

I agree, they used to do some pretty awesome stuff. Is this an animated show? 'Cause I might actually watch that and then tell no one about it ever.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Tobias on March 08, 2011, 05:40:00 AM
LOL Wow how the mighty haven fallen ::)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Duck, Duck, Goose on March 08, 2011, 09:06:55 PM
     Alright, so there I was, sitting on a very comfortable couch at the library. When all of a sudden, I notice a tiny asian boy--around the age of ten-- holding Animorphs 18: the Decision.

     I wasn't sure if it was an Animorphs book at first. So, I got up from the couch and started peaking around the corner of the bookshelf for a closer look; fully expecting his mother or older sibling to come up to me and say, "Dude, what are you doing?"

     Anyways, it was the Animorphs book.

     I just felt...I don't know, pride? Just looking at this kid, born about ten years or longer after the Animorphs were finished and out of print, holding a book that meant so much to me when I was his age. It was sort of like a father, watching his kid drive for the first time...But not nearly as close :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Bear on March 08, 2011, 10:30:25 PM
I have decided that I need something very important before I go to college.... an Animorphs Shirt. I can't decide which one yet... maybe a black, skin-tight one that say "This is my morphing suit" in white print. Or maybe just a hat that says "VETERAN: The Only Great Battle to Ever Involve Oatmeal". This will be a hard choice....
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on March 10, 2011, 04:01:17 PM
Talking about synesthesia in class today, and the topic moved to taste.
And I had to put my head down for a minute cause I couldn't stop the laughter as the thought violently assaulted my brain

Cheese taste yellow
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on March 10, 2011, 04:05:20 PM
I was going to comiserate with how that thought occasionally pops into my head, but then you had to go and say something so obviously false.

Cheese tastes orange, man, what are you thinking?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Bear on March 10, 2011, 04:30:43 PM
Guys, I think it's actually somewhere in between, but then you have to go into all of those funky color names.

Cheese tastes tangerine.


..

 :-\
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on March 10, 2011, 04:32:20 PM
O.o ...Yeah. I don't know where you get that from at all. I always thought romano had a hint of red-orange, or maybe orange-red, but I definitely never tasted any that tasted tangerine.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Pokey on March 26, 2011, 05:09:35 AM
I wonder whether there would be a way to trick a yeerk into short term one or two week contracts when assignments/exams come up so that they can force you to study during that time? (and then how would you get rid of them after that and resume your normal life?)

These things I ponder....
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Tobias on March 26, 2011, 05:39:01 AM
Back in school I think I was going to write an paper on Tobias from Animorphs but I didn't think the teacher would like it so I sort of backed out of it.It probably would have sucked anyway I was never good in any grade.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on March 26, 2011, 10:27:19 PM
WHats really interesting is that applegate only wrote about half the books and the rest were written by people named on wikipedia yet they all seem relatively similiar except for the fact that some books seem to slip in alot more wisecracks then others.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: sublime88stang on March 26, 2011, 10:40:03 PM
Is it just me or did the books that K.A. write seem to have a buttload more discription on the actual morphing, and they also seemed to be funnier, from a fan standpoint.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Tobias on March 26, 2011, 10:45:33 PM
Heh either way,wither it was written by one or more people,it was still an amazing book series.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Duck, Duck, Goose on March 27, 2011, 10:57:04 AM
     Not everyone is capable of around a book series. K.A had heart.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on March 29, 2011, 10:23:58 AM
i think thier doing something new like a book or a movie. Cause last time i typed in animorphs.com i got a poorly made website with a list of books and a couple bad games. Now i got page with a quiz and character profiles. I dont think they would completely redo that just for the new covers.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on March 29, 2011, 10:26:42 AM
It's not just that they've got new covers. It's that they're rereleasing the series. So they're marketing it. Part of that involves... updating the website.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on March 29, 2011, 07:48:53 PM
I still want a movie incorporate about 10 books a movie and people will watch it. They watched saw anyway.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Duck, Duck, Goose on March 29, 2011, 09:48:41 PM
     Yea, but I think Animorph fans are smarter than Saw fans...No offense to any of them.

     Besides, Animorphans are picky. ESPECIALLY the ones here on RAF :p
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on March 29, 2011, 11:42:40 PM
*Marco morphing rachel for mission*

Marco: ARGH....girl....ins tincts......taking. ....over........

Jake: *scared* Marco are you ok!?

Marco: Better than ok! Im going shopping then for some gymnastics!



Post Merged: March 29, 2011, 11:42:57 PM
oops wrong board
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: invisiblecake on March 30, 2011, 01:27:37 AM
i'm really intrigued by that last post now and want to know where it was supposed to be posted.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Duck, Duck, Goose on March 30, 2011, 09:47:11 AM
     On the things the Animorphs (and other characters) would never say.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on March 31, 2011, 10:35:01 AM
Tobias is right.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Josh (J) on March 31, 2011, 10:35:22 AM
This girl's name is Cassie and she loves animals...hmm..
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on March 31, 2011, 10:40:17 AM
What are you typing about?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Josh (J) on March 31, 2011, 10:41:45 AM
Someone I know who's name is Cassie and loves animals, which reminded me of another Cassie :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on March 31, 2011, 10:45:37 AM
well in irony i know a guy named Jake who's kind of a jerk.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Duck, Duck, Goose on March 31, 2011, 01:37:59 PM
     I know a David who isn't a sociopath...Loud, but not a sociopath.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on March 31, 2011, 04:26:15 PM
lol
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on May 01, 2011, 06:34:08 PM
I realized on the way to school that andalite plants are weird.
Blues, and purples and reds? For the bulk of that plant? won't that impair photosynthesis in some way?
There's a reason earth plants are green: can't remember what-but I know it has to do with that
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Duck, Duck, Goose on May 01, 2011, 07:14:25 PM
     Chlorophyll.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on May 01, 2011, 07:18:17 PM
Yes, but I mean the importance of green light being reflected (i.e. not used) as opposed to other colors
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on May 01, 2011, 09:26:14 PM
yes but an andalite digestive system also defies everything we know so tough nubs
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aluminator (Kit) on May 01, 2011, 09:27:44 PM
Haha... that's actually a really good point. Right now, you've got me thinking, and it's raising more questions than it's answering.

With Earth's sun and current knowledge of photosynthesis, green plants don't make a ton of sense. Red or blue would seemingly take in more energy, since green is right near the middle of the sun's average yellow light output.

I've got to assume that the Andalite sun(s) put out light on similar wavelengths to Earth's sun, since Andalite vision does not seem to vary appreciably from human version in terms of frequency range (the vision of every animal on the planet is centered around the light patterns our sun outputs most strongly- what we see as 'visible light').

Basically, I think Earth plants really are just green because the chemical composition of chlorophyll makes it

a) the most efficient method on Earth of synthesizing energy from sunlight and

b) green

If plants are able to evolve to include a photosynthetic chemical aside from chlorophyll (and there are some species of 'photosynthetic' microorganism that are purplish in color), it makes total sense for them to be able to become the dominant species.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on May 01, 2011, 09:31:20 PM
see I am capable of more than just randomness. Now excuse me the voices are telling me I need to clean the guns.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: paul1991 on May 01, 2011, 10:54:58 PM
Yes, plants could be different colors. It can't quite remember how it works, but trees on earth contain pigments of different colors.

I got a B- in Plant Biology in college, so I'm not exactly an authority on the subject.

I don't think they could be blue.

There are all sorts of words I can't really remember that relate to this.
Anthocyanin, xanthophyll, carotenoid pigments, others...

If you are really interested, I still have all of my lab work from that class. I can dig it out and see what I remember.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on May 02, 2011, 12:14:02 AM
please dont, if im reduced to studying plants I would probably throw myself off a building.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aluminator (Kit) on May 02, 2011, 09:09:02 PM
Yes, plants could be different colors. It can't quite remember how it works, but trees on earth contain pigments of different colors.

I got a B- in Plant Biology in college, so I'm not exactly an authority on the subject.

I don't think they could be blue.

There are all sorts of words I can't really remember that relate to this.
Anthocyanin, xanthophyll, carotenoid pigments, others...

If you are really interested, I still have all of my lab work from that class. I can dig it out and see what I remember.

Thing is, if you color the entire plant, it doesn't change the fact that chlorophyll can't absorb green light very well- if a plant ends up, say, red in color, you're blocking both the green and the red from being used by the plant, and leaving it to try to scrape out a living on nothing but the bluer end of the spectrum. Your red plant will be easily overtaken by more-efficient green plants, and die off- hence the reason the majority of the plants on Earth have continued to evolve with green leaves.

There are photosynthetic microorganisms that are blue or reddish or brown or whatever in color, but most of them use slightly different process for photosynthesis than plants. Plants evolved from green ones. Even here on Earth, it's totally reasonable to assume that red or blue plants could have evolved under different circumstances. It just doesn't work particularly well when you try to apply it to Earth plants of today. Gotta take a different evolutionary branch.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on May 03, 2011, 10:35:26 AM
^Well said
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on May 03, 2011, 10:43:14 AM
science....thinky.. ..brain hurt!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on May 04, 2011, 06:32:00 PM
So... apparently owls are the only birds that can see the color blue.

Now I'm trying to remember if there was reference to the color blue while the Animorphs morphed birds? :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on May 04, 2011, 06:36:28 PM
You know chapman was never really described. In the besrt picture i saw of him he was a skinny Europian with blonde hair. I always pictured him as a 5 8" african american dude with no hair.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Duck, Duck, Goose on May 04, 2011, 06:54:05 PM
     I'm pretty sure his daughter was described as having pale skin.

     Not sure where you got the idea that Chapman was anything but white.

     I actually thought the show got Chapman's image right. I just didn't think he was a good actor.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on May 04, 2011, 06:55:41 PM
Also, Elfangor describes him in the Andalite Chronicles.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on May 04, 2011, 06:56:16 PM
That's just what instantly came to mind when I first read his name. Anyway what if the mother had light skin.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Duck, Duck, Goose on May 04, 2011, 06:57:40 PM
     Deffinitely possible.

     But it's stated that the Chapman family is white.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on May 20, 2011, 03:23:29 PM
I just realized it was 10 years ago today that I finished #54.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on May 20, 2011, 06:12:07 PM
sweet
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Mewmorpher on June 04, 2011, 03:31:10 PM
My brother's friend called his music teacher a yeerk. :rofl:
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on June 05, 2011, 07:31:09 PM
the worst insult of all
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: KitsuneMarie on June 06, 2011, 08:10:22 AM
I know some perfectly kind Yeerks who might take offense to that... ;)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Mewmorpher on June 06, 2011, 04:09:41 PM
Just statin' the facts.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on June 06, 2011, 07:39:03 PM
oh really?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Mewmorpher on June 06, 2011, 08:51:37 PM
I'm not kidding! I was there helping with his school concert!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on June 07, 2011, 10:12:24 PM
I was talking to kitsune
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on June 09, 2011, 07:19:39 PM
My brother's friend called his music teacher a yeerk. :rofl:
why did he do that?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Mewmorpher on June 09, 2011, 07:57:28 PM
He didn't like her, and he was mad.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on June 09, 2011, 08:29:40 PM
about???????
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Mewmorpher on June 09, 2011, 09:32:59 PM
He was punished for stealing something he didn't.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on June 09, 2011, 11:58:27 PM
harsh
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: KitsuneMarie on June 11, 2011, 12:37:48 PM
oh really?

Yup! Myitt, Corliss, Illim, Reven, Temrash, and maybe even Terenia (yay for Galaxy's Edge Space Bar!).
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on June 22, 2011, 02:38:35 PM
They keep putting "The Young and the Restless" on at the place I go to for lunch sometimes. :D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on June 22, 2011, 07:39:44 PM
Oh heck no.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on June 22, 2011, 08:15:25 PM
Yeah, I know, it just makes me want pull my hair out. But still! Yey! Animorphs references to be made! :D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on June 22, 2011, 09:33:24 PM
It would be an even deeper reference if their was someone in a towel on.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on June 29, 2011, 04:16:03 PM
I was very proud: my friend, who's slowly reading Animorphs, made her first reference in conversation. :D Someone said they were surprised that her cats don't have totally ridiculously cutesy names. Her response:
 
"Do I seem like the sort of person who'd name their cat 'Fluffer McKitty??'"
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on June 29, 2011, 04:31:54 PM
She deserves an award
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Andalite_Shorm on June 29, 2011, 04:45:02 PM
(A little rudery in this one...0-o) The Animorphs fight...naked...0-0
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on June 29, 2011, 04:46:17 PM
They pretty much do that anyway.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on June 29, 2011, 04:48:40 PM
They'd look kind of funny in clothes when they're in morph...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on June 29, 2011, 04:50:22 PM
my point exactly. Especially when rachel was still using elephant
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on June 29, 2011, 04:57:47 PM
marco woulda looked good in a fedora. fits perfectly on gorilla heads
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on June 29, 2011, 05:22:20 PM
But what would he have done to get a shirt around that beer belly?!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on June 29, 2011, 06:27:04 PM
What gorilla would ever need a shirt when it has a fedora?


Answer: None.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on June 29, 2011, 07:20:18 PM
What gorilla would need a fedora in the first place?

Answer: None

Although I admit their the most stylish hat ever made.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on June 29, 2011, 07:39:24 PM
Well, sure, they don't need fedoras. That doesn't mean they wouldn't be better off with them, though.


Animorphs: Would've been better with fedoras. End of story.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on June 29, 2011, 08:22:47 PM
I was talking about the matter of NEED, you said what gorilla would NEED a shirt so they don't need it. But yes fedoras should have improved everything
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Mewmorpher on June 29, 2011, 08:24:16 PM
 :facepalm:
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on June 29, 2011, 08:27:38 PM
Mew just summed up my life
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on June 29, 2011, 10:45:14 PM
wo wo wo, fedora do not call for facepalms. only those who cannot pull off the fedora would do such a thing
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on June 29, 2011, 10:47:01 PM
Agreed. There's nothing sadder than a person who can't pull off a fedora... Oh, God. Does that imply that Marco can't?


(See that? That was me trying to keep this Animorphs related.  8) )
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on June 29, 2011, 10:57:23 PM
it would depend on his hair. but as a gorilla, for sure

Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on June 29, 2011, 11:16:38 PM
 :o that at the same time scares and offends me
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on June 29, 2011, 11:17:07 PM
Really? I think it's the coolest thing ever.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on June 29, 2011, 11:19:34 PM
Somehow I ended up typing offend. I meant to type impresses
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on June 30, 2011, 12:52:09 AM
i like how he's killing the ant
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on June 30, 2011, 12:52:53 AM
seems a little cruel
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on June 30, 2011, 01:00:33 AM
marco is not pleased with the way the queen once treated him. he's only doing it in a "green" and environmentally friendly way
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on June 30, 2011, 01:01:20 AM
Yeah Marco supports the enviroment
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on June 30, 2011, 01:02:35 AM
cassie convinced him to switch to solar energy instead of harsh petroleum based chemicals
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on June 30, 2011, 01:12:43 AM
well as the face of the animorphs after the war he needed to keep up a good image
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on June 30, 2011, 01:18:39 AM
which is exactly why he never got one prius. hideous buggahs
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on June 30, 2011, 01:23:38 AM
Marco can't drive remember
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on June 30, 2011, 04:22:49 PM
i can't drive either, but that doesn't stop me - and at one point i had two trucks

i wonder if you could have one prius limo made
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on June 30, 2011, 10:14:56 PM
The guy can change into a gorilla, if he wants one he gets one
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on July 01, 2011, 03:17:04 PM
that just seems so ridiculous. there's no way that tiny little engine could pull a gorilla around. he'd hafta swap the engine for something with some real torque. which would destroy his mileage and environmental image. lol, a supercharged v8 prius limo! that's be something to see
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on July 01, 2011, 03:26:54 PM
I meant that turning into a gorilla allows him to "persuade" people into certain things
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on July 01, 2011, 03:33:10 PM
oh, i could see how that might not work for him. there are a lot of trigger happy people that i associate with that would not find morphing acceptable
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on July 01, 2011, 03:34:13 PM
The dude has multiple morphs that can take bullets
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on July 01, 2011, 03:56:30 PM
maybe he could morph into captain planet or something. that would make cassie happy
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Andalite_Shorm on July 01, 2011, 04:54:12 PM
lol
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on July 01, 2011, 05:53:03 PM
Captian planet: hey kids, you want some rings? I have some in my van.

Later on: Hey you stop polluting or ill blast you with the heart ring! *everyone looks at him* and if that doesn't work my monkey will scratch him.Heart is weak but comebined with the monkey it equals the fire ring!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on July 02, 2011, 08:07:19 PM
i have no idea how to respond since i never actually watched that show...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on July 02, 2011, 08:24:18 PM
Captain planet. A bunch of kids get these magic rings from the spirit of earth to stop the polluters. They ran out of elements to put in the rings and gave a black dude a heart ring and a monkey. Later on they battle polluters, like a reject ghost buster, the thing with a mohawk, and a massive rat, like splinter but not as cool. Then they cruise around threatening people with the fire ring. Then they go out for sushi and realize that their supposed to be saving the sushi.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on July 02, 2011, 09:41:37 PM
I just went to Barnes & Noble and bought the reprint of #3. :D I was more excited than when I bought the first two books. XD
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on July 03, 2011, 12:35:34 AM
so instead of  :D you were  ;D or mabey you were :pwease:
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on July 03, 2011, 12:56:34 PM
lol, my friend's giving me #3 as a bday present  :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Andalite_Shorm on July 04, 2011, 04:40:08 AM
Oooh, I got another one, when they had to tie Jake up for three days in 'the capture' what did they do when he needed to go...as in go??   :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on July 04, 2011, 11:37:31 AM
Marco probably took him outside and watched as a bird so he would only have to see his head.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on July 05, 2011, 03:36:02 AM
bad phrasing for someone with a dirty inclined mind... like me...

what you think happens to all the morph blubber in zspace after you die?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on July 05, 2011, 12:03:54 PM
It stays there floating around.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on July 05, 2011, 03:26:17 PM
gross. cassie should get on that - after cleaning up earth's environment she can clean up z-space
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on July 05, 2011, 03:29:02 PM
But they're moving at super speed
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on July 05, 2011, 03:50:27 PM
if they (someone with a ship cruising through z-space) accidentally ran into the morph blubber like in #18, do their ships have windshield wipers to get it off?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on July 05, 2011, 04:25:43 PM
ew
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Tobias Fangirl on July 05, 2011, 11:04:17 PM
My insane, random thoughts as an adult Ani-fan:
 
When male Andalites go through puberty, do their thought-speak voices change?
I would guess yes, since most we saw we're written as loud (Visser 3) or intimidating
sounding (some captains) Couldn't really do that when sounding like a kid.

Err...I think I even wrote this in a review for a fan-fic, so I'll just say it: I wonder
if Andalite mating is like horses or other four legged animals mating?
(Usually I'd never write anything like that, but they're fictional, so no biggie.)
Probably. Speaking of which, I wonder how the babies are born and all that?

Female andalites look abnormal with no breasts to me, even though they're a grazing
species (for the most part, considering Ax was known to eat meat, and on
one occasion, a snail.) Edit: Eh, being a  lady myself, I guess that's why
it looks strange.

That's all I got.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on July 05, 2011, 11:14:34 PM
wow
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on July 06, 2011, 07:04:37 PM
um um um no comment because i have no idea
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on July 09, 2011, 04:18:30 AM
Tree + bald eagle @ 60 mph= Spam

in regards to what was said though
1) The voice idk. Some (very few) kids have powerful voices, and in may be more manner of speaking than the voice itself.
2)As for birth, it seems like it would be live simply based on how the Andalites live.
But we must keep in mind: Andalites are not mammals. Since we have no reason to believe otherwise, Earth and Andalite world life arose independently from one another: A person would be more closely related to cabbage than an Andalite. So and Andalite shouldn't need breast, what without mammalary glands and all. Plus no mouth=no suckling anyway

But the relation thing draws up a whole nother issue to me-you can morph animals. Not plants
But there's a greater difference between a presumably morphable Mercora and non morphable brocoli than a person and a Mercora. WTF
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on July 09, 2011, 01:12:35 PM
I think andalites have some way of telling children from adults if they cant see the speaker. Probably just the way they speak, probably being taught that they are children and should give respect.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aluminator (Kit) on July 10, 2011, 01:51:18 PM
Tree + bald eagle @ 60 mph= Spam

in regards to what was said though
1) The voice idk. Some (very few) kids have powerful voices, and in may be more manner of speaking than the voice itself.
2)As for birth, it seems like it would be live simply based on how the Andalites live.
But we must keep in mind: Andalites are not mammals. Since we have no reason to believe otherwise, Earth and Andalite world life arose independently from one another: A person would be more closely related to cabbage than an Andalite. So and Andalite shouldn't need breast, what without mammalary glands and all. Plus no mouth=no suckling anyway

But the relation thing draws up a whole nother issue to me-you can morph animals. Not plants
But there's a greater difference between a presumably morphable Mercora and non morphable brocoli than a person and a Mercora. WTF

To be fair, they never actually tried morphing plants in the series, so for all we know, it'd be fully possible. Elfangor may have just told them about the ability to morph animals because he realized that morphing a spruce tree would be... less than optimal, in most ways. If you go back and look at Elfangor's words when he's telling the kids about the morphing power (and I don't remember the exact quote), he says something like "It allows you to become any life-form," then amends it to "Any animal." Since we know he wasn't giving the kids all the information about the power anyway (he says so himself, and demonstrates this same sort of simplification of the power by telling the kids that it works via DNA, when that can quite obviously only be a small part of how it works), I'm actually willing to believe that it's a power that could, in fact, be used to morph into broccoli. Or e. coli. Or whatever.

The only real canon refutation I can think of for that at the moment is the buffahuman book- the buffalo and the ant that got the power would probably have been more likely to morph plants than humans, but there's no way to say definitively based on that one incident.

If it turns out that the power can, in fact, only be used to change into animals, my guess is that it's some sort of failsafe in the technology itself- if the thing you're acquiring doesn't have enough of a nervous system, it won't let you morph it, presumably to keep you from being trapped in morph thanks to a complete mental disconnect from the form of life morphed.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on July 12, 2011, 08:07:40 PM
how do taxxons breed? they are a hive creature so could this mean their queen just spews all of them out?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Alic on July 12, 2011, 08:26:46 PM
Animorphs is on Scholastic's Summer Challenge Book List for kids ages 8=10.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Duck, Duck, Goose on July 12, 2011, 08:28:15 PM
     And yet, 18-30 year olds are the ones reading them :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on July 12, 2011, 08:56:41 PM
how do taxxons breed? they are a hive creature so could this mean their queen just spews all of them out?

Well considering that theirs no building in they yeerk pool labeled "Taxoon breeding chamber" to stop the new guys from accidently walking in on it. Either that or female taxons all live on the yeerk home planet safe from harm (considering they can be killed if you puncture the skin with a needle or just poke it hard with a sharpened fingernail.)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on July 13, 2011, 01:10:42 AM
like jello! if taxxons tasted like raspberries then i would soak all of them in vodka and turn them into jello shots
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on July 13, 2011, 01:24:39 AM
Man you really are from los vegas
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on July 13, 2011, 01:54:01 AM
you've never met anyone from hawaii have you? all we do is party at the beach drinking and jumping off rocks - which is how i broke my ankle last may - although i was actually sober since i was supposed to be driving

how high would you have to drop a taxxon from in order for it to go SPLAT
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on July 13, 2011, 12:18:17 PM
depends on how sharp the ground is. If theirs a few pointy pebbles all you need to do is make sure it doesn't land on it's feet
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on July 13, 2011, 07:44:21 PM
well we know that taxxon skin is highly susceptible to sharp points but that they are good swimmers and can go deep, so they can deal with water pressure. if we had a perfectly flat and smooth surface for experimental purposes, would the taxxon bounce or go splat and how high until it does go splat? how stretchy exactly is their skin?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on July 13, 2011, 09:20:11 PM
I'd think very rubbery. as in tightly stretched balloon skin rubbery.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on July 14, 2011, 01:20:03 AM
taxxon vs porcupine! i'd pay to watch
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on July 14, 2011, 01:25:04 AM
.I dlouw oS
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on July 14, 2011, 01:30:32 AM
we could film it and sell it to animal planet. then they could put it on "wild animal encounters"
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on July 14, 2011, 01:34:24 AM
?onxat a teg ot erehw
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on July 14, 2011, 01:48:38 AM
we make a giant one out of jello, then coat it in powdered sugar and place it in the center of one chalk drawn star pentagon. then the raf ancients must gather in a circle and chant the magic lines as indicated by connecting the last word of each of the books into a long and nonsensical sentence 8 times frontwards and 9 times backwards and 5 times sideways. then the jello taxxon will begin to glow and just when it starts to melt from the light heat energy, the eye of a newt must be placed at the top of the star and stepped on by richard.

and that's all there is to it.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on July 14, 2011, 11:51:40 AM
yzarc uoy
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on July 14, 2011, 08:17:24 PM
you're backwards
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on July 14, 2011, 08:40:54 PM
!era uoy oN
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on July 15, 2011, 02:01:39 AM
nope, i'm pretty sure i'm just drunk right now... i love the goose that is grey and the olive that comes in threes :D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on July 15, 2011, 11:35:51 AM
OK i may be drunk but after that sentence I'm sure your on Shrooms
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on July 16, 2011, 12:07:46 AM
uh, no, not hallucinating. three olives is a brand of vodka. you know those magic mushrooms grow naturally... but not where i'm at right now. mushrooms do not like the nevada desert
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on July 16, 2011, 12:31:35 AM
Cant wait for football season.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on July 16, 2011, 01:51:48 AM
how much wood would a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck was really ax in morph?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on July 16, 2011, 12:09:52 PM
No wood axe would be busy studying it
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on July 16, 2011, 03:39:48 PM
i thought wood chucks ate wood. wouldn't he go ballistic trying to eat it?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on July 16, 2011, 03:59:04 PM
Hey all you dang woodchucks, stop chucking all my wood!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on July 16, 2011, 11:21:10 PM
i always thought that commercial was wrong...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on July 17, 2011, 12:51:58 AM
It's a commercial? My friend just said it to me a couple times,
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on July 17, 2011, 01:26:44 AM
Woodchucks - GEICO Commercial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjGwusHrOtk#)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Bear on July 17, 2011, 03:45:00 AM
Oatmeal is pretty flippin' fantastic, just sayin'.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on July 17, 2011, 05:02:07 AM
Spam=Wolf + net

and I've no scouted book stores on 2 continents and not found a print of the rerelease- Scholastic is shooting itself in the foot letting it ride like this
Why am I surprised ::)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on July 17, 2011, 02:39:12 PM
yep
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on July 17, 2011, 06:46:36 PM
i wonder if ax would like spam...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on July 17, 2011, 07:33:32 PM
Ax enjoys "The refreshing drink vinegar"
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Bear on July 18, 2011, 12:04:05 AM
I have so totally Animorph-geeked out to the max this weekend. It was epicness. 8)

*I figure it's safe to assume that a 16 month addiction to oatmeal would be just about permanent to a Yeerk.

*Ocarina's apparently make decent Dracons in a pinch.

Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on July 18, 2011, 12:36:03 AM
Ocarinas as in from zelda?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: GalagaGuru on July 18, 2011, 01:07:37 AM
The Gameboy Color game doesn't heal you when you morph, Hork-Bajir attack in broad daylight in public, and a mouse can kill a horse. It's kind of a dumb game.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on July 18, 2011, 01:16:22 AM
we need an updated animorphs game. I feel like it would have a mass effect style gameplay where you never REALLY feel safe and sometimes left scrambling to find a last minute spot to morph. Character switching to get the full experience.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on July 22, 2011, 04:34:19 AM
Book 18: V3 starts yelling in thoughtspeak:
Should half the hospital have heard that.

He only morphs when he feels save, but he yells in the open?
Ridiculous ::)

Also when aftran uses it in 19: How does controller dude not say anything about that. Okay maybe part of YPM but not likely I'd think.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on July 27, 2011, 04:07:36 AM
if left to their own devices, would hork-bajir gain intelligence over thousands of years or would they become like sheep?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on July 27, 2011, 04:18:26 AM
Depends:
Is intelligence genetic?
Are seers particularly...I'll be polite and say prolific?
Is there any reason there intelligence would have to shift either direct:
Crocs and sharks have been "left alone" for eons, neither seems ready for Jeopardy college week, but I'd never call either dumb.
Still get by just fine all in all

Idk, as far as I'm concerned asking is it intelligent should almost always be followed with does it need to be intelligent?
And of course it would help if someone would make a good definition of the word....
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on July 27, 2011, 11:39:54 AM
hork bjairs were programmed specifically not to be intelligent. In fact seers are described by the creators as a mistake in the DNA programming
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Bear on July 27, 2011, 01:15:40 PM
...got a question about Yeerk naming trends. Let's use Esplin 9466 as an example. All Yeerks have a 'name' and a numerical designation. This one (9466) implies he's a twin with the double 6's at the end. Well, if I remember right, Yeerks are born from three parents, in groups of a hundred or more, right? So.. maybe the whole 'batch' is called Esplin, and then the individual grubs are given designation numbers for specification purposes. Would that make sense? And is there any in-series support for or against that theory?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on July 27, 2011, 01:40:10 PM
I dont think so....It could be a combination of any number of things, the pool they were born in, the parents rank, how mant, what numbers are in the name.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on July 27, 2011, 02:31:12 PM
if the whole batch is esplin, maybe that's a little too much?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Duck, Duck, Goose on July 27, 2011, 04:30:38 PM
     No, I think Bear had it right. At least, that's how I figured it was done. And his theory makes sense, too. I think Visser Three was created in an artificial pool with his sibling(s), but I could be wrong.

     I had my own theory that I believed to be solid, but was foiled by a few Yeerks. For the most part, the Yeerks that we were introduced to in the series had about six letters in their names--Esplin, Edriss, etc. The way I see it, if you split the Yeerks name into three parts--for example, Esplin 9466-- you may just get the first two letters of a Yeerk parent's name--ES PL IN. Unfortunately, we get Yeerks with names like Eslin, Ordet and Temrash, which pretty much pokes a hole in my little theory.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on July 27, 2011, 06:13:59 PM
Maybe its a chosen name along with a number that they are assigned?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Bear on July 28, 2011, 01:07:54 AM
Another question... Do Yeerks get drunk? They would, right? I mean, they absorb nutrients from the same blood, so.... yeah, they would, I think.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on July 28, 2011, 01:12:52 AM
they absorb nutrients, blood rushes to the brain, alchohol turns to sugar the moment it hits blood, so it might cause a little brashness. Says the doctor. oh thats going in my sig!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on July 28, 2011, 01:31:06 AM
i never understood yeerk naming, but as for being drunk they may not:
Yeerk "blood" may not be very similar to vertebrate blood- the reactions that get you drunk may not take place in the Yeerk body, but then again maybe it does.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on July 28, 2011, 09:03:29 PM
what about not yeerk and being drunk. what if you're drunk and then you morph? you still drunk?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on July 28, 2011, 09:14:07 PM
I think you would be because most earth species have the same blood so why would that change?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on July 28, 2011, 11:35:00 PM
well we know some diseases are killed off by morphing like rabies, but not others like yamphut. would molecules of alcohol remain or go away?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on August 16, 2011, 03:58:41 PM
It's weird: I've just reread all the regular books, and may have enjoyed this go round more than ever.
I had to take a few....breathers... .multiple times at certain books, but this is the first time that I've never really had to compose myself anywhere in 54.

And I'll it admit it, I like 54 a bit more too this time. As in a lot a bit more
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on August 16, 2011, 04:01:33 PM
I hated the ending but the rest of the actual book was fantastic
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on August 20, 2011, 04:50:37 AM
I was in the car, and because the occasion called for it, spontaneously broke out into mmmh-bop.
I know, I'd have kicked myself too, but it was late: what's really weird is someone else joined in.
Even worse, we both sung the same thing-ick, I know mmmh-bop.

But at least I got to give Marco's explanation of what is a Hanson
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: MoppingBear on August 20, 2011, 11:53:22 AM
what about not yeerk and being drunk. what if you're drunk and then you morph? you still drunk?

well, it seemed that the animorphs didnt eat more or less than they otherwise would have, so most likely if they got drunk, they wouldnt be drunk in morph, but when they demorphed it would still be in their system and they would be drunk.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on August 20, 2011, 12:05:05 PM
The question is, would the alchohol leave the system while in Z-space if thats how it work
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on September 09, 2011, 09:22:20 PM
This Animorph, this Animorph
This Animorph, this Animorph
This Animorph, this Animorph
This Animorph
 
So what if you can see the darkest side of me
No one will ever change this Animorph I have become
Help me believe it's not the real me
Somebody help me tame this Animorph I have become
 
Help me believe it's not the real me
Somebody help me tame this Animorph!
This Animorph


Really, you don't need to change the lyrics, still works
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Snakie on September 10, 2011, 12:14:14 AM
Probably a dumb question from someone who hasn't read the book in at least 5 years: Why didn't Jake ever use the Howler morph again?

Aren't those the best fighters in the galaxy?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on September 10, 2011, 12:23:19 AM
there's more than one thread devoted to just that (examples: Why did Jake never morph the Howler in order to fight the yeerks? (Spoilers) (http://animorphsforum.com/index.php?topic=384.0); I think I know why Jake doesn't morph Howler... (http://animorphsforum.com/index.php?topic=5355.msg438475#msg438475))  and absolutely no common consensus among fans.
Some explanations are:
The Ellimist or Crayak removed it, so he can't
He chooses not to for personal or moral reasons
The authors totally forgot about it or, more unlikely, decided not let him have a morph that would basically god mode the series

But no solid reason is ever given
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Intrepid on September 10, 2011, 08:37:04 AM
Used carpet store has an led sign flashing their sales and such. Yesterday as i drove past i saw the word remnants on that sign. My mind instantly flashed to k a a's series. And i thought, meh,  animorphs was better. Remnants was too much weird in too small a package. Animorphs blended the weird and the normal just right.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Darth Revan on September 10, 2011, 07:56:02 PM
Yeah, but at least Remnants had a
Spoiler: Ending spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: DinosaurNothlit on September 10, 2011, 08:40:32 PM
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Darth Revan on September 10, 2011, 11:05:32 PM
Really? I liked it, for the most part. I remember there was one detail that didn't sit right with me (seriously can't remember what it was); but overall, I thought it ended well.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on September 11, 2011, 02:42:33 PM
I got sorta bored reading Remnents
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Darth Revan on September 12, 2011, 12:36:00 AM
I was enthralled, just trying to visualize and comprehend the sights and creatures. Sure some of them were completely nausiating, but still, the fact that she came up with it was crazily awesome.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RAFrukh on September 12, 2011, 10:18:25 AM
If this is random thoughts...can I post and Andalite pic I made here? Just because I have nowhere else to put it :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on September 12, 2011, 10:24:52 AM
sure, that's fine
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Darth Revan on September 12, 2011, 04:40:17 PM
You could always put it in the Animorphs Fan art board.


Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on September 12, 2011, 04:47:13 PM
I could've sworn I just heard someone say "bug fighter."
 
:dull: Turns out it was more like "bug" and "bite(bit?) her."
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Darth Revan on September 12, 2011, 04:48:49 PM
Haha, that's awesome.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on September 12, 2011, 06:58:39 PM
When little things subtely hint towards animorphs the universe either loves you or hates you.

In other news I've convinced a nine year old to read animorphs. i think hes just about to finish his first, #8 the alien
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on September 17, 2011, 02:39:02 PM
nice, does he like it so far?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on September 17, 2011, 03:25:01 PM
He loves it.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on September 17, 2011, 03:51:04 PM
i'm having better luck getting my friends to read Artemis Fowl than Animorphs :'( unfortunately.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Bear on September 17, 2011, 03:56:28 PM
...Y'all think that moccasins would be morph-able? They're pretty much skin tight, and heck, if they're leather, they sorta *are* skin. And they aren't nearly as bulky as tennis shoes....

Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on September 17, 2011, 03:57:30 PM
They might be, probably to get them completely skin tight you would need a size or 2 smaller
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: DinosaurNothlit on September 17, 2011, 04:15:32 PM
I never understood why they couldn't at least morph some tight socks or something.  With moccasins, it's possible that maybe they just didn't think of it, but surely some Animorph has worn socks at some point, right?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on September 17, 2011, 04:25:42 PM
hey, that's a good point, i never exactly thought of it either
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on September 17, 2011, 04:49:37 PM
What about sandals? They lived in California, sandals can be bought cheaply and easily disposed of.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on September 17, 2011, 04:54:23 PM
but are sandals tight enough to morph?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on September 17, 2011, 04:56:59 PM
No, thats wh ytheir wheap and easy to hide. CHeaper to get than sneakers anyway.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on September 17, 2011, 05:18:14 PM
if you've ever seen how we in hawaii wear rubba slippah (rubber slippers), you'd know that they can be fairly tight and if they still aren't morphable, then at least they're only $3 per pair
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on September 17, 2011, 05:26:36 PM
or maybe they could have used slightly thicker tight socks
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on September 17, 2011, 05:52:52 PM
Oh picture this scene

Shallow Girl 1: Oh my God! Rachel is wearing those weird socks
S G 2: I kind of like them. They show off the calves
S G 3: By this time tommorow the whole country will be wearing those.

Tobias: <How did you guys get away with wearing those ridiculous socks?>
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on September 17, 2011, 08:53:46 PM
lol, that's hilarious  :lol:
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on September 20, 2011, 07:54:45 PM
While trying to sign up for something, I used a fake name. I used "Joe Bob Fenestre."


Yep. I am awesome.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on September 20, 2011, 08:22:07 PM
(::) cookie, its yours
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on September 21, 2011, 02:02:31 AM
Yesterday I saw was on a plane.
I looked out the window at the clouds

Saw on that looked just like a taxxon

yep
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: DinosaurNothlit on September 22, 2011, 08:14:25 PM
I was watching a show about the Freemasons earlier today.  You know, that super-secretive group that supposedly controls the government?  Or at least, they have a lot of members in high-ranking positions, which fuels tons of conspiracy theories about them.

According to this show I watched, they have many features of religious groups (such as rituals and symbolism), although they do not adhere to any religion in particular.  Most of their rituals are geared to allow their members to ascend from one of three ranks (called "degrees" of Freemasonry) to the next.

Some Freemasons that were interviewed on this show said that their main goal was to make their members into better people and foster ties within their community and such.

Ladies and gentlemen, I have found the Sharing.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on September 22, 2011, 09:30:44 PM
You can have two cookies (::) (::)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on October 12, 2011, 05:23:15 PM
yay! i think i found another Animorphs fan! yay!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: pandas795 on October 12, 2011, 06:24:26 PM
yay! i think i found another Animorphs fan! yay!

Aren't we all fans? O_o
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on October 12, 2011, 06:42:40 PM
SHe most likely means in reality
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on October 12, 2011, 07:51:53 PM
technically we are are in reality. I meant not on RAF
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on October 12, 2011, 07:52:49 PM
Im not in reality.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on October 12, 2011, 08:13:00 PM
^uh...ok...like what do you mean by that?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on October 12, 2011, 08:47:26 PM
Im where the ellimist lives.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: strawberry banana on October 14, 2011, 08:06:55 PM
I was watching a show about the Freemasons earlier today.  You know, that super-secretive group that supposedly controls the government?  Or at least, they have a lot of members in high-ranking positions, which fuels tons of conspiracy theories about them.

According to this show I watched, they have many features of religious groups (such as rituals and symbolism), although they do not adhere to any religion in particular.  Most of their rituals are geared to allow their members to ascend from one of three ranks (called "degrees" of Freemasonry) to the next.

Some Freemasons that were interviewed on this show said that their main goal was to make their members into better people and foster ties within their community and such.

Ladies and gentlemen, I have found the Sharing.

sometimes i wonder if the boyscout or girlscouts really are the sharing because i swear my friend (who's in girlscouts) said almost word for word what they say in the books to get people to join. i was so freaked out
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on October 16, 2011, 07:30:50 PM
Wouldnt it make more sense to have more than one orginization. Anyway that would explain my boyscout friend's violent behavior
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: DinosaurNothlit on October 16, 2011, 07:37:28 PM
Has anybody heard of that new show on the food network, something about secret recipes?  This guy goes around trying to re-create the secret recipes for various foods.  KFC's chicken, etc.

In the first episode I saw, he was trying to re-create Cinnabon's cinnamon bun.  At one point, he was looking around their bakery, and he stuck some cinnamon bun dough in his pocket when he thought nobody was looking.

Pretty sure that dude is actually Ax.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: pandas795 on October 19, 2011, 08:45:53 PM
How do you morph when your on your period?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on October 19, 2011, 11:34:59 PM
Im sure the same way that you would normally
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on October 21, 2011, 06:25:11 AM
ew... what if you morphed on your period and filled z-space with blood...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Terenia on October 21, 2011, 08:37:57 AM
Well I just lost my appetite.

I don't think there's any distinguishable 'form' to what is in Z-space. The matter that is pushed out into Z-space is just that...pure matter. I don't think there is anything recognizable. It isn't like there's a bunch of blood and guts hovering in Z-space...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on October 21, 2011, 10:33:23 AM
It isn't like there's a bunch of blood and guts hovering in Z-space...

I was under the impression that was exactly the way it worked
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on October 21, 2011, 11:48:39 AM
Quote
The matter that is pushed out into Z-space is just that...pure matter.

Pray thee, by pure matter you mean atoms? Sub atomic particles? Or the body mass as one amalgamated blob where the tissues are undifferentiated? People goo, if you will

That last on is how I always picture, for convenience, but really if the mass in z space does lose form, I'd figure it should probably be reduced to as basal a unit as possible.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Terenia on October 21, 2011, 12:12:43 PM
Yum, people goo.

Yeah, I know the Animorphs joke about there being bits of Marco or whatever floating around in Z-space, but I think in actuality the technology would want to break the matter down to the smallest components possible.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: pandas795 on October 21, 2011, 12:55:59 PM
All I asked was what happens when you morph during your period, why are we talking about blood and Z-space  :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on October 21, 2011, 05:48:51 PM
Well ko ko brought up blood and I simply stated that you would morph the exact same way you would normally
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: DinosaurNothlit on October 22, 2011, 01:20:30 AM
I don't think there's any distinguishable 'form' to what is in Z-space. The matter that is pushed out into Z-space is just that...pure matter. I don't think there is anything recognizable. It isn't like there's a bunch of blood and guts hovering in Z-space...

From book 18 I was under the impression that the extra mass in Z-space naturally formed itself into the form of a body.

As far as morphing while on your period goes, it wouldn't be a problem.

Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on October 22, 2011, 11:32:52 PM
Well, if you dont get your periode because of the morphing, then shouldnt Rachels or Cassies mom or dad noticed that they didnt have their peroide or need pads or tamponds for like 3 years or so?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on October 22, 2011, 11:58:47 PM
lying solves all, and I guarantee the dads at least aren't going to be checking that :X

Many people say chronological order is
TEC
HBC
TAC
Visser
then the series, and some may argue MM2 after TEC

I disagree; in my mind publication order is chronological with 2 exceptions: TAC runs along the first few chapters of #1, and TEC runs along the 4th or so chapter of #54.
All the others are stories told within there place in the series. The story is of earlier events, but the telling of the story-which is the book- is at a different point in time.

So says I. Anal retentive as I am
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: pandas795 on October 23, 2011, 09:09:20 PM
I don't think there's any distinguishable 'form' to what is in Z-space. The matter that is pushed out into Z-space is just that...pure matter. I don't think there is anything recognizable. It isn't like there's a bunch of blood and guts hovering in Z-space...

From book 18 I was under the impression that the extra mass in Z-space naturally formed itself into the form of a body.

As far as morphing while on your period goes, it wouldn't be a problem.


That, seems reasonable. Animals don't "shed" like we do. I guess it then disturbs the hormonal cycle as well?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on October 23, 2011, 09:28:49 PM
umm, i was intoxicated when i posted that... i didn't realize it would spark such conversation.

a more sober response: if morphing did not disrupt the hormonal cycle, i think morphing a tampon wouldn't be too difficult. it's not exactly skin tight, but it's inside so i would guess it's easy to morph
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on October 23, 2011, 10:05:36 PM
i think morphing a tampon wouldn't be too difficult. it's not exactly skin tight, but it's inside so i would guess it's easy to morph

Please tell me someone has posted something along those lines before, because I just got a huge dose of deja vu but don't know where that though is coming from
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on October 24, 2011, 07:46:41 PM

i think morphing a tampon wouldn't be too difficult. it's not exactly skin tight, but it's inside so i would guess it's easy to morph
but there's no point of morphing a tampon when morphing gets rid of your period
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: SkyMorpher on October 25, 2011, 11:49:19 PM
Yes, but it's when you aren't in morph that you have the problem....you have to wear clothes when you're human. So you gotta have a pad or tampon until you morph. But if it's true what someone else said, that you might not even get it, I am really jealous.

We also got into pregnancy stuff over on Livejournal...ie that most likely a pregnant person wouldn't be able to morph or they'd lose the baby.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: pandas795 on October 26, 2011, 01:08:22 PM
Would they be able to nuture the baby? I don't think so... :huh:
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on October 26, 2011, 03:25:49 PM
Yes, but it's when you aren't in morph that you have the problem....you have to wear clothes when you're human. So you gotta have a pad or tampon until you morph. But if it's true what someone else said, that you might not even get it, I am really jealous.

We also got into pregnancy stuff over on Livejournal...ie that most likely a pregnant person wouldn't be able to morph or they'd lose the baby.

But if the baby is gone when you demorph, where does the baby go?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on October 26, 2011, 06:34:18 PM
Back where babies come from, obviosuly
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on October 26, 2011, 09:02:44 PM
Babies are made from a sperm cell and an egg cell going together. Then the cel muitiplies. It makes copies of itsself. Then after a certain amount of copying, it starts to copy the cells difftrently and makes like brain cells and stuff. So if it went to where it can from, then the cells wpuld have to like mend together or something so all thats left is an egg cell anf the egg cell abd sperm will have to go back to where its from so that wpuld mean when you morph a baby, everything gets undone.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on October 26, 2011, 10:43:11 PM
That was a joke
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on October 27, 2011, 10:34:12 PM
-.- That is why there should be a sarcasum font

but maybe the baby stays the way it is? Since the baby is a creature with DNA too, then maybe its supposed to grow independently then.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on October 27, 2011, 10:41:50 PM
Then would you morph but still have a baby inside you? Pregnant tiger fight....
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on October 27, 2011, 10:51:05 PM
While you're right about the sarcastic font, a baby doesn't grow independently.
At least not in a mammal anyway.

And while it's really hard for me to imagine how, I'm starting to think a baby would have to be able to survive it.
Same as a yeerk does. Same as all the micro things in your GI tract must; if they didn't  Animorphs have some serious toilet issues after each morph.
Course that gets me thinking about the aging process and morphing's affects. Not to mention the morphing of microflora and really it seems like non-nuclear DNA make a whole new mess of things.
But those are random thoughts for another thread I suppose
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on October 28, 2011, 03:19:11 PM
I was signing up for a chat on another site, and I chose my password very carefully. I chose 6.

Well, that's assuming the administrator says yes. :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on October 28, 2011, 04:58:38 PM
Most wont due to the minimum character amount
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on October 28, 2011, 05:07:47 PM
No kidding.

'Course, RAFchat allows "123." I'm pretty sure the chatroom admin can make it whatever she wants. :P

Edit: 8) And it got approved. :P So woo!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: DinosaurNothlit on November 03, 2011, 12:59:40 AM
A friend of mine who knows how I feel about Animorphs posted a link on my Facebook page, and I felt I had to share it with you guys because it made me feel warm inside.  Language Warning: don't click if swear words bother you. (http://isabelthespy.tumblr.com/post/12056150355/can-you-say-more-things-about-animorphs-what-makes-the)

While you're right about the sarcastic font, a baby doesn't grow independently.
At least not in a mammal anyway.

And while it's really hard for me to imagine how, I'm starting to think a baby would have to be able to survive it.
Same as a yeerk does. Same as all the micro things in your GI tract must; if they didn't  Animorphs have some serious toilet issues after each morph.
Course that gets me thinking about the aging process and morphing's affects. Not to mention the morphing of microflora and really it seems like non-nuclear DNA make a whole new mess of things.
But those are random thoughts for another thread I suppose


As far as babies go, I would think that it would probably get absorbed into the morph, and reappear when the morpher demorphed, the same thing that theoretically happens to Yeerks (based on controllers being able to morph creatures too small to contain a Yeerk).

And I've never thought about what happens to non-nuclear DNA during morphing before, that's an interesting thought!  Perhaps, it could be that the acquiring process stores copies of any kinds of DNA it detects, nuclear or mitochondrial or otherwise.  It depends on whether Andalites have anything resembling mitochondria, and therefore any reason to plan for this contingency in their techology.  While it is somewhat unlikely that DNA-bearing organelles would evolve twice, Andalites do have a lot of other similarities to earth's mammals that are likewise unlikely.  So it's possible, and thus they would need to program that assumption into their technology in order for morphing to work at all.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on November 03, 2011, 08:41:33 PM
Yeah, I part of me stops and says, wow morphing implies amazing understanding of biology and physics to cover all the things the process entails.

And then I stop and think How much of that would KA know?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on November 04, 2011, 03:18:14 PM
I wonder if morphing is possible in the real world since as far as we know, there is no Z-space
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: SkyMorpher on November 05, 2011, 12:09:30 AM
There are theories that there might be, but  no one's come up with even a workable theory as far as I know. I don't know a great deal about physics, but isn't it tied in with wormhole theory and all that stuff?

Related to the earlier random thoughts, what would happen to the morph-capable humans after the war? I bet some could join Jake's squad or others like it, but not everyone would be fit for it. I wonder what the rest would end up doing.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on November 14, 2011, 04:47:59 PM

As far as babies go, I would think that it would probably get absorbed into the morph, and reappear when the morpher demorphed, the same thing that theoretically happens to Yeerks (based on controllers being able to morph creatures too small to contain a Yeerk).


Then if it's like that, morphing wouldn't get rid of your period.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on November 14, 2011, 06:49:37 PM
There are theories that there might be, but  no one's come up with even a workable theory as far as I know. I don't know a great deal about physics, but isn't it tied in with wormhole theory and all that stuff?

Related to the earlier random thoughts, what would happen to the morph-capable humans after the war? I bet some could join Jake's squad or others like it, but not everyone would be fit for it. I wonder what the rest would end up doing.

Well I assume they would make millions either with their own TV shows on animal planet or on the internet making "cute animal" videos
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on November 16, 2011, 11:32:41 PM
I so through a series of unusual events, I one up on the politics of Harry Potter wiki page, and they have a section on the evils of war.
It's about 2 lines, and I read it and can't help but think wow, Animorphs was way better at getting that point across, to say the least
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: pandas795 on November 17, 2011, 11:54:45 AM
The food industry gets a boost of profits from Andalite-Humans...

^Random thought^

XD
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on November 17, 2011, 01:29:14 PM
Not just a boost. Imagine if andalites discovered the mcrib. Whatever earth money richer andalites had would be spent on mcdonalds. They mgiht even put themselves into debt for it.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on November 18, 2011, 09:31:58 AM
There are theories that there might be, but  no one's come up with even a workable theory as far as I know. I don't know a great deal about physics, but isn't it tied in with wormhole theory and all that stuff?

Related to the earlier random thoughts, what would happen to the morph-capable humans after the war? I bet some could join Jake's squad or others like it, but not everyone would be fit for it. I wonder what the rest would end up doing.

Well I assume they would make millions either with their own TV shows on animal planet or on the internet making "cute animal" videos

Yeah, I agree but the government or president would also have to keep watch of them, to make sure they don't morph a random animal and kill someone.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: strawberry banana on November 19, 2011, 01:53:50 PM
I so through a series of unusual events, I one up on the politics of Harry Potter wiki page, and they have a section on the evils of war.
It's about 2 lines, and I read it and can't help but think wow, Animorphs was way better at getting that point across, to say the least

yeah, i mean that was kinda the whole part of the series especially at the end. i don't think a lot of people noticed it in Harry Potter because she didn't get tht point across well enough for it to have been aparent to most people
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on November 22, 2011, 01:12:56 AM
I've recently become acquainted with TV tropes, and found this

Quote
Using the word "phylum" interchangeably with "taxon" because it sounds all science-y and no one knows what "taxon" means. (And no, "giant wormlike alien with an insatiable hunger" is spelled with a Double X.

Yes!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on November 22, 2011, 03:42:30 PM
I've recently become acquainted with TV tropes, and found this

Quote
Using the word "phylum" interchangeably with "taxon" because it sounds all science-y and no one knows what "taxon" means. (And no, "giant wormlike alien with an insatiable hunger" is spelled with a Double X.

Yes!

Oh, wow, that is awesome. Where was it from? A show? Article? Something like that?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on November 22, 2011, 06:37:03 PM
it was in an article about taxonomic misuse in film

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TaxonomicTermConfusion?action=source (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TaxonomicTermConfusion?action=source)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Darth Zakryn on November 25, 2011, 06:15:41 PM

When I was growing up, I had several categories of crushes. My book crush was Cassie, because she seemed so sweet. :-[ Then again, that was before I realized despite being the sweetest member of the group, her morals had led to the worst of the Animorphs' atrocities. That said, she's still an influential character with me and definitely one of my top three favorites.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: SkyMorpher on November 26, 2011, 11:08:04 PM
it was in an article about taxonomic misuse in film

[url]http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TaxonomicTermConfusion?action=source[/url] ([url]http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TaxonomicTermConfusion?action=source[/url])


Thanks for ruining my whole evening and my morning and this evening  (said jokingly, not madly)....that site should come with a warning LOL

Edit several days later, I now find myself wondering why more of the group didn't get some of the big morphs, like grizzlies or elephants or tigers. I assume KAA wanted everyone to have a distinctive favorite battle morph, but I think it'd have been cool if a few books had scenes with all of them fighting as really big animals. (I do know we got the cheetahs that one book and the wolves and the whale-dolphin ones.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: The Spectre on November 29, 2011, 09:20:37 PM
Thre cant be anything more random than this, its awesome!! All credit goes to somebody that isnt me.

Animorphs 300 Movie Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5Xo7weys6M#)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on November 29, 2011, 11:02:10 PM
thats pretty sweet
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Noelle on December 01, 2011, 11:37:51 PM
That is pretty sweet.


I really wish they would redo the TV series though.  I mean, the one time when Ax and Visser Three have their big confrontation.


And they...arm wrestled....

I threw up in my mouth a little bit.  And I wasn't able to watch the series after that.


I mean, I understand it was low budget and all but...Andalites armwrestling?  When Ax can't even hold a mouse without using two hands?  (Think it was MM1).  Talk about the most anti-climactic fight ever (even if they were on steroids in the TV show.)  They might as well have had an insult war.  At least then it might have been mildly amusing to watch.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on December 01, 2011, 11:46:02 PM
"yo mama is so blue"
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Noelle on December 01, 2011, 11:59:46 PM
"yo mama is so blue"


Hahaha.


"You're mama's so dumb she got a 99.99% in biology!"
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: DinosaurNothlit on December 02, 2011, 05:48:27 PM
The other day at work, I was supposed to pull a breadcrumb mix off the shelf, and I came back with the wrong one.  So my coworker told me to get "the blue box."

Yeah, you all know what went through my mind right then.  :D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: The Spectre on December 02, 2011, 05:55:45 PM
Im sorry but could anyone tell me in what episode do Ax and Visser 3 armwrestle?Im curious to watch it...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Noelle on December 02, 2011, 08:52:42 PM
It is in Episode 8, Season 1.   The arm wrestling hilarity is near the end.



The one thing I do have to say they got right is Paulo Costanzo was an AMAZING Ax.  He definitely nailed his character.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on December 02, 2011, 08:55:27 PM
The other day at work, I was supposed to pull a breadcrumb mix off the shelf, and I came back with the wrong one.  So my coworker told me to get "the blue box."

Yeah, you all know what went through my mind right then.  :D

Hehe, nice. Did the "blue box" look anything like the Animorphs blue box?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: DinosaurNothlit on December 02, 2011, 10:10:19 PM
The one thing I do have to say they got right is Paulo Costanzo was an AMAZING Ax.  He definitely nailed his character.

I know!  I can't even watch Royal Pains without my brain going "AX!"

Fun fact: There was an episode where Paulo's character was jokingly called by the nickname "Cinnamon."  I can't help but think that couldn't have been a coincidence.  :D

Hehe, nice. Did the "blue box" look anything like the Animorphs blue box?

. . . Not even slightly.  Pretty sure the one from Animorphs was not made by Progresso, for one thing.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Noelle on December 02, 2011, 11:46:59 PM
I never even watched Royal Pains.  I might start just because of Paulo.  XD  The cinnamon thing would have totally geeked me out, that's awesome.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on December 03, 2011, 12:42:37 AM
never heard of royal pains. Gotta see it
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: DinosaurNothlit on December 03, 2011, 10:45:29 AM
Eh, Royal Pains isn't really much of a good show, other than Ax Paulo being in it.  It's about some doctor guy who does house-calls for rich people in Beverly Hills or something, and Paulo plays the doctor guy's brother.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: SkyMorpher on December 03, 2011, 11:23:53 PM
Darn. I was thinking the British show by that name that we have at the library. But that's a whole different show.

Speaking of the blue box, I end up thinking of it when mom watches Dancing With The Stars. When the blue light is on those big cubes onstage, they look like giant versions of the blue box illustration.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on December 03, 2011, 11:27:50 PM
I paraphrased "The use of rhetoric to obscure lack of content" today without telling people what it was from. :P I got a kick out of making them chuckle unknowingly at Animorphs.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Mr. Guy36 on December 04, 2011, 12:18:27 AM
I've done that too! And I think I've seen it elsewhere as well...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on December 04, 2011, 12:17:50 PM
I paraphrased "The use of rhetoric to obscure lack of content" today without telling people what it was from. :P I got a kick out of making them chuckle unknowingly at Animorphs.

Oh, nice. I wanna try that sometimes.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Terenia on December 04, 2011, 01:24:44 PM
I paraphrased "The use of rhetoric to obscure lack of content" today without telling people what it was from. :P I got a kick out of making them chuckle unknowingly at Animorphs.

Probably one of my favorite Animorphs lines ever. XD It's where I learned the word rhetoric. *hugs rhetoric*
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on December 04, 2011, 06:34:24 PM
which book is that from?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on December 04, 2011, 06:38:16 PM
^#10, the android. Jake came up with it for a topic for Marco's english essay.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on December 05, 2011, 04:56:49 PM
Many years ago, I eagerly hunted down whatever Animorphs transformer toys I could find.
Sometime between then and now, I lost track of the Marco/Gorilla one.

Today, in cleaning out my room, I found, not the whole, but instantly recognizable chest plate of the gorilla.

Where did it go?!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on December 06, 2011, 04:15:14 PM
I'm just wondering, is anyone else paranoid about Yeerks right now? I mean, like normally I would join everything I can for school, but this year, I'm convinced that the Yeerks have taken over FFL so I quit it  XP. And I keep wondering if my friends are controllers  (they are acting sorta odd though. Chili is only hanging out with Bok Choy, and practically ignores the rest of us. :().
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: SkyMorpher on December 08, 2011, 11:31:52 PM
What's FFL?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on December 08, 2011, 11:40:21 PM
I was watching a show on disney channe;. A danish cop was harrasing the mian characters and in the traditional disney style, if somebody has an accent somebody says something with an imitation. In this case he said. "Man that guy is such a yeerk!"
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on December 09, 2011, 03:15:09 PM
So did those people actually say "That guy is such a yeerk"?  :huh:

What's FFL?

Oops, I meant FLL, First Lego League
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on December 09, 2011, 07:00:55 PM
It was "jerk" with a danish accent
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Noelle on December 13, 2011, 08:52:00 PM
This is what happens when you're studying for finals.


I was just thinking, the Yeerks were lucky that none of the Animorphs were med students, or aspiring veterinarians that cared more about humans than yeerks.

Because I was just thinking, since Yeerks are parasites, what would happened if you just "poisoned" the water system with Immiticide, or heck, just dumped a whole bunch into the Yeerk pool?  I wonder if it would kill them.  Then again, depending on how big the Yeerks all, the amount of immiticide needed to kill the Yeerk might be a fatal dose to the human.


Also...Andalites must have a freaking iron-clad immune system...do you know how hard it would be to keep the lungs healthy without a mouth?  They'd never be able to sneeze properly, they'd be inhaling everything.



Ok...back to studying for finals...freaking pharmacology....*mutters*
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on December 13, 2011, 11:22:39 PM
I believe most  of that has been covered
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Noelle on December 13, 2011, 11:23:49 PM
Hmms, I've never seen the thread (or is it just further up in this thread?), I'll go looking for it when I have spare time, lol.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: DinosaurNothlit on December 13, 2011, 11:25:03 PM
Depending on how immiticide works (please note that I actually have no idea how it works), you can't really be sure that it would have the same effect on a Yeerk that it does on earth's parasites.  Keep in mind that their biochemistry is so bizarre that oatmeal acts as an addictive drug to them.

And the mental image of an Andalite attempting to sneeze, and failing . . . that's probably the most hilarious mental image I've had all day.  :XD:
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on December 13, 2011, 11:29:20 PM
Ax does find it odd that people violently exhale and say A-choo :o

Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on December 13, 2011, 11:30:06 PM
Im picturing them shooting air out of their hooves and going a couple feet in the air
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: DinosaurNothlit on December 13, 2011, 11:33:36 PM
Hmm, not sure about that, but that might be what happens when they belch.  :XD:
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Noelle on December 13, 2011, 11:34:59 PM
But there'd be no point to him shooting air out of his hooves, because I'm assuming his hooves are only connected to his digestive system.  (But that is a great mental image  :XD: )
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: DinosaurNothlit on December 13, 2011, 11:40:05 PM
Well, Andalites do have three nasal slits, each of which is considerably larger than a human nostril.  Perhaps, collectively, they would allow an Andalite to inhale as much air as having a mouth?

And perhaps they have multiple trachea (what the crap is the plural of trachea?  is it just trachea?  tracheas?  trachei?  anyway, those things) to get around the problem of only having one orifice to inhale things through.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on December 13, 2011, 11:47:01 PM
Or maybe they have unseen holes
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Noelle on December 13, 2011, 11:49:28 PM
They multiple trachea thing would probably be feasible.  Especially since they would probably have no esophagus or anything but the nervous/respiratory/circulatory system in that part of the body. 

I would think that the slits would allow them to inhale a lot more air (and they would need to in order to keep a body that big oxygenated).  The problem would be being able to take in enough air, without inhaling the object, in order to produce enough force to expel it.  The extra slits wouldn't really help that, but the multiple trachea thing would. 


And I think it's tracheas...I'm not sure.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on December 13, 2011, 11:53:24 PM
Again, I suggest the possibility of unseen holes that help air get out of the body.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Noelle on December 14, 2011, 12:00:03 AM
That is a possibility too.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on December 14, 2011, 05:04:40 PM
Im picturing them shooting air out of their hooves and going a couple feet in the air
hehe, that made me want to laugh really hard :XD:

I would think that the slits would allow them to inhale a lot more air (and they would need to in order to keep a body that big oxygenated).
agreed
Again, I suggest the possibility of unseen holes that help air get out of the body.
maybe like sweat pores?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Noelle on December 14, 2011, 06:16:28 PM
I absolutely love having friends who are into Animorphs like me.  We go to school together, and she said she was re-reading number six.  And I was like "you know, Cassie could have tried giving him Ivermectin or something..." and her eyes lit up and she went "OMG!  I wonder if that would work!"



Sometimes, I love being a nerd and having nerdy friends and being amused by nerdy things.  XD  Though it makes you wonder about my sanity when I'm sitting in school and making connections like that.  XD


Which brings me to another random thought...are Yeerks technically parasites at all?  I'm going to have to dig up a definition...

Parasite: An organism that lives in or on another organism (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the host's expense.


The Yeerks don't get nutrients from their host, they have to leave their host in order to live, which doesn't make it a truly parasitic relationship.  If you want to be medically technical, the Yeerks derive no medical benefit from having a host.

But then again, what would they be classified as?  Just a slave-master-creature?  I think it's easier just to say Yeerk.


/end rambling.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Ember Nickel on December 14, 2011, 06:23:02 PM
A species that interacts with another species in a way that helps species 1 but harms species 2? Yeah, pretty much. (Except for voluntaries, I guess...)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Noelle on December 14, 2011, 06:24:31 PM
Well, technically that could be a predator/prey relationship I would think (at least according to my parasitology notes.)  Actually, I'm going to be nerdy and go get them.  (Edits incoming.)

Actually, I guess it would be parasitism: an association between two organisms in which one member lives on or within the other member and may cause harm.  Usually the parasite is metabolically dependent.

I really can't think of anything else it would be.


Sorry for random rambling.  This is what happens when finals week and caffeine starts to melt your braincells.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on December 14, 2011, 06:32:48 PM
I charge money in case of lost brain cells. And that sounds pretty plausible
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on December 14, 2011, 07:28:43 PM
yeah, now that you mention it, Yeerks aren't totally parasites. But i guess you could say that it still benefits with the freedom  *shrugs* I dunno...
I charge money in case of lost brain cells.
Ah, to bad my friend doesn't do that. My other friends slap her like at least 3 times a day, so last year we created a joke about how everytime she gets slapped, they kill a thousand brain cells :XD:
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Ember Nickel on December 15, 2011, 09:52:25 PM
I saw a yellow Mustang today, vanity plate LNX GUY. Wonder if Alan's working on Linux instead of Windows and Mac these days...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: DinosaurNothlit on December 15, 2011, 10:12:28 PM
Lately I've been learning to put up with one of my co-workers by means of comparing him to Marco.  You know how nobody really bats an eye when Marco teases them, because Marco teases everybody?  That's this guy.  So, every time he grinds my nerves I can tell myself he's just being Marco.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Ouroboros on December 16, 2011, 01:50:01 PM
Lately I've been learning to put up with one of my co-workers by means of comparing him to Marco.  You know how nobody really bats an eye when Marco teases them, because Marco teases everybody?  That's this guy.  So, every time he grinds my nerves I can tell myself he's just being Marco.

That's awesome.

I go to school with a guy named Marco, but he's one of those completely deadpan serious ALL THE TIME guys. Doesnt really fit, unfortunately.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on December 16, 2011, 03:33:45 PM
^really? I never met anyone named Marco or Tobias before in real life.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on December 16, 2011, 09:13:07 PM
Ive only knows davids and jakes, and both are jerks
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nar Klawip on December 19, 2011, 01:50:32 PM
Totally random Animorphs thought of the day...
                                                                                                                                            :rachel:
I still get way to emotional when I think about Rachel... Ya know what? I don't! Rachel was awesome!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Canicula on December 19, 2011, 02:04:36 PM
The names Alloran and Abron are still confusing me xD
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on December 19, 2011, 03:39:34 PM
Uh...what's so confusing about them?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: The Spectre on December 19, 2011, 05:59:25 PM
Ok, so I have a question:

I have two copies of the invation and was thinking of donating one to my local climbing gym (it has a book excahnge programm) so to spread animorphs to other people.
But the fact is that one of the editions has the little paragraph about Jake morphing the lizard "I did it monday..." Etc. But the other one doesnt, so any one knows what this means? Any chance that its a super-rare print error worth a million bucks? Help! I dont want to give away a could-be valuable!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on December 19, 2011, 08:00:38 PM
Try searcging online. CHances are, a few sites will have a draft and you can see if its included. Or perhaps you could call the publisher and see if anybody can check records. Trying to be real I seriously doubt one missing sentence will boost the value by more than a couple cents
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on December 19, 2011, 08:03:56 PM
I thought that he meant that it was missing the whole paragraph...? And yeah, I personally don't think that missing some sentences will make it more valuable, but that's what I think.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nar Klawip on December 19, 2011, 08:12:58 PM
I'd think it would make it less valuable, my sister recently bought a book that was missing around 50 pages, and the store had to give her a refund.

Anyways, here's what my e-book copy of #1 says

 CHAPTER 16
 I did it Monday morning in my locker at school. I turned into a lizard.

A green anole, to be exact. It's a member of the iguana family. Like you care.

I waited till the bell rang for first period, which was English class. When everyone else was
out of the hallway, I just climbed into my locker. I tried to act cool about it, just in case
anyone was watching.

The locker was about two inches shorter than me, so I had to crouch. And it was so tight I
couldn't move. The only light was from the three small ventilation slits. I could hear my heart
pounding in the cramped, dark space. I was afraid.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: The Spectre on December 19, 2011, 08:19:56 PM
No, I mean, remember that in back of the cover there was always a little paragraph? like right in front of the picture? its not there, the back side of the cover is blank...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on December 19, 2011, 08:21:55 PM
That sounds like it could have been ripped out...
I'd think it would make it less valuable, my sister recently bought a book that was missing around 50 pages, and the store had to give her a refund.

Anyways, here's what my e-book copy of #1 says

 CHAPTER 16
 I did it Monday morning in my locker at school. I turned into a lizard.

A green anole, to be exact. It's a member of the iguana family. Like you care.

I waited till the bell rang for first period, which was English class. When everyone else was
out of the hallway, I just climbed into my locker. I tried to act cool about it, just in case
anyone was watching.

The locker was about two inches shorter than me, so I had to crouch. And it was so tight I
couldn't move. The only light was from the three small ventilation slits. I could hear my heart
pounding in the cramped, dark space. I was afraid.

But that's 50 pages. There's a big difference between 50 pages and one paragraph/sentence. And that's like missing 1/3 book! Did the book like fall apart  0_o
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aluminator (Kit) on December 19, 2011, 08:25:05 PM
No, guys, he's talking about the little preview blurb printed inside the cover.

My instinct says it's just multiple versions, neither of which will be rare or valuable. Especially with the early books, they were printed with multiple covers (at least two- the one with the ANIMORPHS logo on the front written in white and surrounded by color, and the one with it surrounded by white and written in the background clouds... effect). Granted, I can't say for sure, but honestly, it's an Animorphs book. As much as we love them, I can't see them being irrationally valuable under... basically any circumstances :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: The Spectre on December 19, 2011, 08:29:33 PM
No, guys, he's talking about the little preview blurb printed inside the cover.

My instinct says it's just multiple versions, neither of which will be rare or valuable. Especially with the early books, they were printed with multiple covers (at least two- the one with the ANIMORPHS logo on the front written in white and surrounded by color, and the one with it surrounded by white and written in the background clouds... effect). Granted, I can't say for sure, but honestly, it's an Animorphs book. As much as we love them, I can't see them being irrationally valuable under... basically any circumstances :P

Yay!! You´re right in both assumptions, two bad the second one is so true
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nar Klawip on December 19, 2011, 08:40:25 PM
Glad that got straightened out.

I only remember them having the next book previews in the first few books, so thats my excuse for not knowing what he was talking about.[/color]

That sounds like it could have been ripped out...

But that's 50 pages. There's a big difference between 50 pages and one paragraph/sentence. And that's like missing 1/3 book! Did the book like fall apart  0_o
No, thats just how it was made, she brought it home opened it up, started reading and realized that it went from page 20 to page 70.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Canicula on December 20, 2011, 08:13:57 AM
Uh...what's so confusing about them?

I don't really know. I always forget their names xD
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Ouroboros on December 20, 2011, 02:11:37 PM
I just found this, it's awesome and ridiculous at the same time:

Spoiler: Language (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on December 20, 2011, 03:26:24 PM
No, thats just how it was made, she brought it home opened it up, started reading and realized that it went from page 20 to page 70.

Wow, that's pretty lousy.
I just found this, it's awesome and ridiculous at the same time:

Spoiler: Language (click to show/hide)

Angie posted that on facebook. I made 2 really long comments about how that is impossible. :XD:
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nar Klawip on December 20, 2011, 04:10:38 PM
Oh man! I am SO going to put this on a T-shirt right now!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: DinosaurNothlit on December 20, 2011, 04:21:36 PM
Holycrap WANT.

Where did you find that pic?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nar Klawip on December 20, 2011, 04:53:11 PM
Right here.
These guys do some rather "interesting" Animorphs reviews.
http://cinnamonbunzuh.blogspot.com/2011/11/andalite-chronicles.html (http://cinnamonbunzuh.blogspot.com/2011/11/andalite-chronicles.html)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on December 20, 2011, 05:54:51 PM
wow, that's a very cool picture :O
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Ouroboros on December 20, 2011, 06:12:22 PM
No, thats just how it was made, she brought it home opened it up, started reading and realized that it went from page 20 to page 70.

Wow, that's pretty lousy.
I just found this, it's awesome and ridiculous at the same time:

Spoiler: Language (click to show/hide)

Angie posted that on facebook. I made 2 really long comments about how that is impossible. :XD:


The impossibility is part of the awesome/ridiculous nature of it!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on December 20, 2011, 06:49:36 PM
yeah, I know, but I just had to :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nar Klawip on December 20, 2011, 07:45:40 PM
Just reread the Hork Bajir Chronicles...didn't realize how much of that story I'd forgotten.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: SkyMorpher on December 20, 2011, 10:56:31 PM
I ran into that blogger at TV Tropes. Love it :)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Ouroboros on December 21, 2011, 04:52:38 PM
My friend saw one of my Animorphs books in my backpack (Visser) and this is what he said:

Isn't Animorphs that series where the one alien is all "I'm a horse with a scorpion tail, touch this cube."?

I was dyin'.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on December 21, 2011, 06:25:30 PM
so your friends doesn't like animorphs...? Or only heard a bit about it?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Ouroboros on December 21, 2011, 08:00:46 PM
so your friends doesn't like animorphs...? Or only heard a bit about it?

He read the first 3 or 4 books when he was a kid, so he doesn't know a whole lot about it/remember it.

I'm trying to get him to read the rest :D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Noelle on December 21, 2011, 08:01:52 PM
Haha, yay for trying to explain animorphs to non-animorphs people.   :XD:


I've been trying (and failing) to try to get my husband to read animorphs.  I was trying to explain the different races to him and it kind of went like this.

Him: What's Hork'Bajir?
Me: They are controllers too, they're like lizards with blades everywhere.
Him: So why don't the Yeerks just enslave all of them and take over the universe?
Me: Well that was the plan, but the Andalites wiped out the Hork'Bajir with a quantum virus so they couldn't do that.
Him: What's a quantum virus?
Me: A virus that killed almost all the Hork'Bajir.
Him:... well that makes sense.
Me: ...
Him: Oh that's right, the Andalites are the smart ones, aren't they?



So yeah...the only way my husband remembered anything about what I said was him thinking the Andalites being genocidal was smart.  /facepalm.


Other than that, I don't remember who said it, but someone said something about George Lucas making an Animorphs movie?  I got a sneak preview of SWTOR (I got it for christmas, but no internet to play it.   >:( ).  (Posting from a phone.)  And all I have to say is OMGYES!   When I was watching the trailer on someone's laptop I got giddy with the idea of George Lucas doing animorphs...it would be amazing.


Though, I'm going to have to completely gut my Kelbrid fanfic...one of the races on SWTOR is like...half a carbon copy of my idea for the Kelbrids.  Freakin' Rattataki.  -_-
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on December 21, 2011, 08:03:11 PM
I actually liked the new star wars so I could picture him making it
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on December 30, 2011, 09:30:39 PM
ANGER!   >:( >:( >:(


I'm hesistant to post this, cause I don't want to endorse it at all, but
My googlings have landed on a group with a song with the most horrendous name I've ever imagined
"Animorphs aren't cool any more"

Humble opinion: terrible group that merely blast power chords and has unintelligable, electronically distorted singing where you can only make out the titular lyrics if listening for it, carefully.
All the other lyrics couldn't be made out.

I am outraged
grrrr :explode: :explode: :explode: :explode: :explode: :explode: :explode: :explode: :explode: >:(
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on December 30, 2011, 09:35:37 PM
yeah, I saw that song too. When I saw it, I was mad at them too. Wanted to rate it 1 star on ipod 
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Pippi on December 31, 2011, 10:46:30 AM
I haven't heard the song and I won't even bother myself about it, but you guys shouldn't get yourselves worked up about a bunch of fools, because to me, it sounds like that's what they are. ;)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on December 31, 2011, 04:14:56 PM
The thing is though, they're right. Animorphs is no longer a relevant book series. You can't go down to McDonalds with your friends and discuss how much you hate Cassie with your buds anymore. It's sad, but true.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on December 31, 2011, 04:30:42 PM
>:(
I respectfully disagree
(what do you think this site is for)
Group Reread thread for #9 will be up soon
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on December 31, 2011, 04:34:44 PM
The thing is though, they're right. Animorphs is no longer a relevant book series. You can't go down to McDonalds with your friends and discuss how much you hate Cassie with your buds anymore. It's sad, but true.

Technically you still can. Its just harder to find anifans, but theres still plenty. Like on a forum for Artemis Fowl, i found at least like 5 people who also read animorphs before. But it does suck on how hard it is to find them
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: XtheoniongirlX on December 31, 2011, 05:40:46 PM
The thing is though, they're right. Animorphs is no longer a relevant book series. You can't go down to McDonalds with your friends and discuss how much you hate Cassie with your buds anymore. It's sad, but true.

I guess it depends on your location. I personally have no trouble stumbling upon an Anifan in this city. Feels good man :3
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on December 31, 2011, 05:52:12 PM
I live in a place filled with illiterate retards. Since I couldn't understand the lyrics, after a bit of google searching I found that in fact, the lyrics had nothing to do with animorphs. They could have made the song about anything. Power rangers. Pogs. Teenage mutant ninja turtles.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on December 31, 2011, 09:38:30 PM
Lyrics for what? That animorphs arent cool song?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on January 01, 2012, 11:20:28 AM
yeah. Other than the one use of the line "Animorphs aren't cool anymore, that could be easilly changed.
Quote
“Animorphs Aren’t Cool Anymore” You’re Welcome, World. (2010). Lyrics by Ben Macon

VERSE 1:
I remember summer days at skateboard parks with rollerblades
And I remember high school dances asking girls for second chances
I’m not ready to accept the fact that you’ve changed
because I’ve heard it all before, to me you’re still the same

VERSE 2:
And I remember inside jokes and metaphors
But times they change, Animorphs aren’t cool anymore

CHORUS:
So I’m moving on, I’m moving on
I’ll forget about everything that ever made sense to me
I’m moving on, I’m moving on
And I’ll give it my everything, give it my everything

Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on January 01, 2012, 04:53:40 PM
uh...I see what you mean. Yeah, the only thing in the song that has anything to do with animorphs is the line animorphs aren't cool anymore. And that seems short. That's the entire song?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on January 01, 2012, 06:17:40 PM
According to their website
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Noelle on January 02, 2012, 06:23:19 PM
Since I have an English BA, I am terribly prone to WAY WAY WAY over thinking things.


So I have way way way over thought the question: Why wasn't Melissa Chapman ever made an Animorph?


My TLDR version of my head-cannon answer is that, for a series that is already regarded as borderline unsuitable for kids and undeniable high-octane nightmare fuel: She would have just really really taken that over the top into "why the hell would you ever let your kids read this?!" territory.



I have this strange idea that she was originally intended to be a character, but KA's editors were like: So, you are trying to sell us a kids series in which a child has to sit at the dinner table every day contemplating whether or not she is going to kill her parents, wondering if she should kill herself in case they notice ANY number of insignificant things that might suggest she might have an idea of what's going on so she won't be the end of earth just by merely existing, and has to take caffiene pills every night just to make sure she doesn't accidentally fall asleep and have a nightmare and scream "OMG YEERK," thus tipping off her parents and ending the world.


Yeah...our lawyers think this is a bad idea.

Why don't you explore those themes in a more dilute kid-friendly fashion...like a parent that's already dead so it's not staring them in the FACE every day, or a sibling that really has no real reason to sit there and pretend they are a parent so it's ok if they act like they don't know the animorph exists.  I'm sure it'll get the point across without mentally scarring kids irreverseably.


However, I think the addition of her would make a very interesting adult-ish series.  I may make a book-long post elaborating exactly why I think that KA Applegate really did intend on having her as an animorph.

Though, that might be pointless, because I remember that supposedly she responded to a FAQ about Melissa saying she was a throw away character.  (As in, side character, or literally 'thrown away?')  Though really the fact that Melissa was a FAQ really suggests that people were very interested in how she turned out.

Despite her saying she was a throw away character, my insanity is nagging me and saying I don't believe it.  There is just too many coincidences:  Elfangor-Loren-Chapman vs Ax-Tobias-Melissa, the fact that she was basically given the same amount, if not more, physical description in two as the main characters.  The fact that her back story is really really well developed.  The fact that KA explicitly says she looks like a Tolkien elf...and KA is also an admitted Tolkien fanatic.  The fact that she shows up in someway in almost every alternate reality setting...even to the point that she WAS an animorph?

Coincidences are just coincidences though...unless it's in a series that practically beats you over the head every single time you turn the page with plot continuity.


(Fanfic?  Maybe so...)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on January 02, 2012, 07:13:47 PM
Thats a good point. Millisa could have been so helpful as an animorph. You know, I wonder if the anis remember all the evemts (including in the alternate time line) since if they did, they could remember how helpful she was, then decide weather she should havebeen made an animorph.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Noelle on January 02, 2012, 08:59:41 PM
I definitely agree that she would have been a really valuable member of the team.  I know when I read the series the first time, I genuinely expected that she was going to be worked in somehow, and when she never was (and Marco knocked down her house) I was left with a lesser sense of "WTF?"




So I got the crazy idea that I may do a fanfic that has her as an animorph, and I was studying the character because that is was crazy OCD English BA majors do when they have too much time on their hands.


And I genuinely realized just how terrifying and mentally terrorizing her life would have been if she WERE an animorph.  Especially since Visser three, already in book two, told her yeerk parents that he wanted her infested so if she even slipped up one milimeter it was ALL over, and she had a very powerful (two?) yeerk in her household.  And she'd have three choices, live as a controller knowing that she ratted out her friends and the human race.  Run away like Tobias, though that would make her "parents" look for her and still endanger them.  Or she could simply just off herself.


I also don't see how she could have realistically survived the war in any way shape or form, whether that meant mentally or physically, and KA was real big on realistic endings.  By the end of the war she would have been irreparably insane...way more so than Jake.  I'm talking we're watching an unfortunate "whacked out nam vet" become "whacked out REALLY BAD" in real time.


And I put that in quotes because I think people who think like that are disgusting.  Kind of like HER FATHER in TAC.  Irony!  (lots of strange coincidences.)


It would have definitely gotten the "war is hell" point across VERY well.  I don't think it would have been kid friendly AT ALL if it was portrayed realistically.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: DinosaurNothlit on January 06, 2012, 10:06:33 PM
So, my brother informed me today of a surgery that supposedly involved a guy needing a new heart, except that he was too weak for a heart transplant, so they just put in a heart in addition to the one he already had.  So this guy supposedly ended up with two hearts.  Not sure if I believe it, but that's beside the point.

My first thought?  Holycrap he's an Andalite!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on January 06, 2012, 10:30:58 PM
I heard about it. But andalites didn;t come to mind. Dang it.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nar Klawip on January 06, 2012, 11:14:57 PM
That what I thought too Noelle.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: SkyMorpher on January 07, 2012, 01:02:22 AM
That funniest moments thread now has me wondering how Ax would react to today's smartphones...despi te the re-release, that stuff really makes me long for an updated, today-version of the series. (we already discussed the problems with morphing when everyone has a camera phone and the Yeerks/Sharing on Facebook in that thread I put up...yikes) I wonder how Andalite fingers would do with touch-screens... With those or tablets, I can still see him complaining about no psychic link.

And I'd LOVE to see him try to talk to Siri on iPhone 4s...hahahahaha. <What is this? Is she an android?> <This touch screen is fascinating, but impossible...the keyboard is far too small and I am always making mistakes.> He might like the voice function some phones have...it's Dragon dictation, lets you speak commands. I never use it myself, but who knows?

Oh and autocorrect. I love autocorrect fails. I can also see Marco texting pics...no, not the bad kind/sexting, just annoying Rachel sending pics with captions about how hot he is. Or if he has an Iphone, I can see him like "Hey, Siri, do you think I'm hot?" It'd be hilarious if she said no...Rachel'd have a field day.

 And everyone would be jealous of Erek because he would never lose a call or enter a dead zone because he's a modem himself. "Hey, Erek, can you be our hot spot again?" if he was with them for something. Although your phone can be a hot spot if you turn that function on.

Poor Tobias could only use it as a human, talons probably don't do well on touch screens. Not that he could take it home, no one could see a bird with a cell phone and not think something was up. Plus, there's the money factor.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: XtheoniongirlX on January 07, 2012, 10:04:17 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong but aren't Andalite fingers described to be longer and nimbler than human's? I don't think small keyboard would be the kind of complaint he'd make.

Oh and autocorrect. I love autocorrect fails. I can also see Marco texting pics...no, not the bad kind/sexting, just annoying Rachel sending pics with captions about how hot he is. Or if he has an Iphone, I can see him like "Hey, Siri, do you think I'm hot?" It'd be hilarious if she said no...Rachel'd have a field day.

Haha, yes! I can totally visualize that.

He'd definitely send her inappropriate texts and then claim they were autocorrect fails.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on January 07, 2012, 10:09:58 AM
So, my brother informed me today of a surgery that supposedly involved a guy needing a new heart, except that he was too weak for a heart transplant, so they just put in a heart in addition to the one he already had.  So this guy supposedly ended up with two hearts.  Not sure if I believe it, but that's beside the point.

My first thought?  Holycrap he's an Andalite!

heh, nice. i havent heard about that though
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Noelle on January 07, 2012, 10:18:28 AM
I think Andalite hands would be way better than humans at smartphones.  Smaller fingers mean hitting the keys better, my husband always complains his hands are too big for the touch screen stuff.


I think the series would be MASSIVELY different with today's technology.  Ax could virtually be a billionaire just sitting in his scoop designing Apps for a smart phone.  In another thread (I think it was NaNoWriMo) we speculated that Ax could pretty much take down the Yeerk Empire from his computer sitting at his scoop with the updates to internet technology and through social media.  I mean, flood facebook with "THE SHARING SUCKS." 
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aluminator (Kit) on January 07, 2012, 11:34:43 AM
In another thread (I think it was NaNoWriMo) we speculated that Ax could pretty much take down the Yeerk Empire from his computer sitting at his scoop with the updates to internet technology and through social media.  I mean, flood facebook with "THE SHARING SUCKS." 

No way. Ax may be a technological prodigy capable of Macgyvering together Z-space technology from leftover crap lying around Radio Shack, but if one aristh were that much more capable than the entirety of the Yeerk empire, the war would have been won before it started. Keep in mind that the Yeerks are going to have their own ways of taking advantage of the available media- not to mention the authority and manpower to keep Ax's efforts from getting very far.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Noelle on January 07, 2012, 11:43:56 AM
In another thread (I think it was NaNoWriMo) we speculated that Ax could pretty much take down the Yeerk Empire from his computer sitting at his scoop with the updates to internet technology and through social media.  I mean, flood facebook with "THE SHARING SUCKS." 

No way. Ax may be a technological prodigy capable of Macgyvering together Z-space technology from leftover crap lying around Radio Shack, but if one aristh were that much more capable than the entirety of the Yeerk empire, the war would have been won before it started. Keep in mind that the Yeerks are going to have their own ways of taking advantage of the available media- not to mention the authority and manpower to keep Ax's efforts from getting very far.


I suppose, but I always read it as that the Andalites were always very superior when it came to intelligence to the Yeerks, almost all of the Yeerks technology came from Andalites, and they had an Andalite brain to help boost their production.

I always saw the reason why the Andalites didn't rofl-stomp the Yeerks back into their Yeerk pools was the fact that the Andalites were massively outnumbered.  When it came to all-out guns a blazing warfare, wit can't overcome sheer numbers.  Wit can pull off some things, like tricking the Yeerks into losing on Leera, but eventually you're just going to get drowned out.


However on Earth, it was different.  I think it was written that Ax was mentally superior to all of the Yeerks there, even Alloran because his education was probably more updated than his.  (I could be wrong.)  While the Yeerks would definitely be using the same tactics Ax would, I think Ax could out-think them.  It wasn't all-out guns-a-blazing warfare, it was really a mental game between the Yeerks and the anis.  I think Ax would have been able to pull it off.  Not necessarily from his scoop (that was an exaggeration, lol.), but I think he could have out-thought the Yeerks.




Edit: Oh, I see where I went wrong.  I didn't mean he could take down the whole yeerk EMPIRE  (I'll leave that typo in since you quoted it.)  I meant he could take down the Yeerk invasion on Earth.  Obviously he couldn't do crap about the Yeerks in space, lol. 
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on January 07, 2012, 12:03:26 PM
I'm gonna side with lumy on this-despite the upgrades I doubt ax could have shut down all the Yeerk forces.

On the blade ship-presumabling using it's systems, it'd take him near an hour to over ride their codes: when Tom gave them a 15 minute roll over he was out.
And that bugfighter in 11: he could reright the software on his own. In 20 years

At best he may be able to hack a bit further, but that's a far cry from shutting down the invasion.
All over the galaxy they are brillant Andalites armed with their own tech, but it seems they aren't able to remotely shut down any larger scale operations.

As for facebook: You'd have to flood it with "The Sharing Rules" viruses and  popups till it crashes. That way when everyone is made that their precious site falls, they're made at the Sharing, not sympathetic

(With or without human technologies, you have to wonder what Erek could doL and why he never does. Disabling the fleet wouldn't be very violent....)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Noelle on January 07, 2012, 12:07:15 PM
I'm gonna side with lumy on this-despite the upgrades I doubt ax could have shut down all the Yeerk forces.

On the blade ship-presumabling using it's systems, it'd take him near an hour to over ride their codes: when Tom gave them a 15 minute roll over he was out.
And that bugfighter in 11: he could reright the software on his own. In 20 years

At best he may be able to hack a bit further, but that's a far cry from shutting down the invasion.
All over the galaxy they are brillant Andalites armed with their own tech, but it seems they aren't able to remotely shut down any larger scale operations.

As for facebook: You'd have to flood it with "The Sharing Rules" viruses and  popups till it crashes. That way when everyone is made that their precious site falls, they're made at the Sharing, not sympathetic

(With or without human technologies, you have to wonder what Erek could doL and why he never does. Disabling the fleet wouldn't be very violent....)



Yeah, you're probably right.

But that is a good point, the Chee could have done a lot more...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Canicula on January 07, 2012, 12:16:37 PM
I just found this site cinnamonbunzuh.blog spot.com/2011/11/book-12-reaction.html and I can't stop laughing xD
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on January 07, 2012, 03:04:29 PM
Oh, yeah those guys are fantastic.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on January 08, 2012, 12:29:40 PM
Cool, they also have great book reviews
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: XtheoniongirlX on January 08, 2012, 01:34:11 PM
I love it whenever they point out a midmorph on one of the covers which happens to look extremely odd. Juvenile, but it always cracks me up.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on January 08, 2012, 01:47:05 PM
Yeah, Marco the wightlifting spider on a mcdonalds color scheme. *snicker*
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on January 08, 2012, 04:42:06 PM
So... There has been the same exact copy of Making Waves #4 (I forget the original name KA/Michael published it under) at Barnes & Noble since I started college. Six years ago.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: XtheoniongirlX on January 08, 2012, 05:47:11 PM
Yeah, Marco the wightlifting spider on a mcdonalds color scheme. *snicker*


Have you ever seen any creature that's more precious and viewtiful than these darlings? c:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-v6bXcSKk5pc/Tuy9dhBr5nI/AAAAAAAAAj0/7znIdHMhVaI/s1600/Screen+Shot+2011-12-15+at+5.54.53+PM.png)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zivyaDg3oUw/TqyCt2G6qvI/AAAAAAAAAfY/H3VHmVBPA8E/s1600/Screen+shot+2011-10-27+at+6.00.04+PM.png)

I cry myself to sleep every night knowing I'll never be half as gorgeous as them.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on January 08, 2012, 06:22:35 PM
sarcasm win?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on January 08, 2012, 06:44:33 PM
uh...what?


And yeah, those are pretty messed up.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: SkyMorpher on January 08, 2012, 10:47:01 PM
Amazon, via Google, says Ocean City. I never heard of that one.

And yeah, those are bizarre lol
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on January 09, 2012, 12:05:50 AM
I think the cassie yeerk one is weirdest
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: XtheoniongirlX on January 09, 2012, 02:21:51 AM
That was pretty weird, but the Tobias-Taxxon midmorph is just downright disturbing.

(http://covers.openlibrary.org/w/id/275916-L.jpg)

This is what all of Visser Three's creepiest morphs strive to be!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on January 09, 2012, 03:13:54 PM
It ust looks like a normal taxon to me, just shrunk with a different color scheme
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on January 09, 2012, 03:15:44 PM
well, third one from hawk looks like a hawk with three eyes and a beak with teeth and a long skiny tougue. looks odd to me
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on January 09, 2012, 03:16:58 PM
Its kind of cute actually. And this has been a look inside the mind of Jar Jar Binks
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: XtheoniongirlX on January 09, 2012, 04:55:46 PM
I only just realized the creator of this topic has the book cover of Marco the Weight-Lifting Spiderboy as his avatar. Perhaps he, too, sees the beauty.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Noelle on January 09, 2012, 05:19:56 PM
I believe it's the cover of the book that is currently the re-read.  However, I am sure they see the beauty as well.  XD
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on January 09, 2012, 07:28:37 PM
I believe it's the cover of the book that is currently the re-read.  However, I am sure they see the beauty as well.  XD

She's right!
and this is the perfect time to plug the on going re-reads which, as stated, currently cover as far as #10 the android.
Feel free, hell encouraged even, to go there, talk about the weirdness of the cover, and anything else you would like about each respective book
and remember to vote!

/end shilling
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: SkyMorpher on January 10, 2012, 04:16:27 PM
It's a morph in progress lol

There were "it's not a fail" complaints, but I still like it. There's only the hair left to go. (it's like Marco on The Absolute.)

http://failblog.org/2012/01/10/guidos-bros-douchebags-fratboys-bros-its-the-natural-progress-of-evolution-really/ (http://failblog.org/2012/01/10/guidos-bros-douchebags-fratboys-bros-its-the-natural-progress-of-evolution-really/)

http://failblog.org/2012/01/10/guidos-bros-douchebags-fratboys-bros-its-the-natural-progress-of-evolution-really/#comment-1575162 (http://failblog.org/2012/01/10/guidos-bros-douchebags-fratboys-bros-its-the-natural-progress-of-evolution-really/#comment-1575162)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nar Klawip on January 11, 2012, 09:14:30 PM
It's a morph in progress lol

There were "it's not a fail" complaints, but I still like it. There's only the hair left to go. (it's like Marco on The Absolute.)
#comment-1575162[/url]
I thought to myself "it's Marco, except he shouldn't have long hair " when I first saw it.


Why is it that every single time I try to draw either of my two human Animorphs fanfic characters, both of them end up looking all sultry?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on January 13, 2012, 04:48:28 PM
There is a Frank's Pro Shop in Sacromento, California.

No sign of the Twins or softball aspects of it though...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on January 13, 2012, 07:01:45 PM
I aimagine after the war marco became like pink floyd, women driving by, hurling their underwear at him.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Visser :3 on January 14, 2012, 10:20:09 AM
I wanna morph a bird right now..
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nar Klawip on January 14, 2012, 08:04:32 PM
Dear Pre-rat David (books 20-22),

Feeling sorry for yourself and whining about your current
situation is not only a total waste of time and energy, but
also the worst thing you could possibly do.

And it makes everyone hate you.

So grow up.


Sincerely,
Everyone
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Noelle on January 14, 2012, 08:10:29 PM
Dear Pre-rat David (books 20-22),

Feeling sorry for yourself and whining about your current
situation is not only a total waste of time and energy, but
also the worst thing you could possibly do.

And it makes everyone hate you.

So grow up.


Sincerely,
Everyone



I agree for the most part, though I do believe he had a reason to be completely Emo, I mean, the kids life was just torn apart.


What makes ME hate the kid was the fact that the rest of them were doing the very best they could to accommodate for him and help him...and he was a total, insufferable @$$ the whole time to them.

I mean, if I was Jake, I would have straight up said "Excuse you, Mr. *censored*, we could have just left you for dead, but we decided to be nice and give you the chance to fight for your parents life.  Now get your panties untwisted or I'm going to order my Andalite pet to have a really unfortunate slip of the tailblade next battle..."


And if I were Rachel...*leaves mouse-trap on island*

I would have been a terrible animorph.  *Starts plotting Cassie's downfall*
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nar Klawip on January 14, 2012, 08:15:50 PM
What makes ME hate the kid was the fact that the rest of them were doing the very best they could to accommodate for him and help him...and he was a total, insufferable @$$ the whole time to them.

EXACTLY!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on January 14, 2012, 08:23:37 PM
Clearly the fan base was okay with emo (Tobias being the most popular character) but angry EMo is a whole other level.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Noelle on January 14, 2012, 08:30:27 PM
Clearly the fan base was okay with emo (Tobias being the most popular character) but angry EMo is a whole other level.


I don't know, there's justified emo. (Which, as long as its not completely overdone, makes a good story.)


Then there's justified yet wickedly insane emo, where a character has a reason to be emo yet they do stupid/cruel things and that includes biting the hands that are feeding them.


Then there's unjustified emo...where the character is emo over stupid things.  Like termite queens.


I can see why the top one works in a series.  As for the other two...*plots fanfic downfall*
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on January 15, 2012, 07:01:05 PM
Clearly the fan base was okay with emo (Tobias being the most popular character) but angry EMo is a whole other level.


I don't know, there's justified emo. (Which, as long as its not completely overdone, makes a good story.)


Then there's unjustified emo...where the character is emo over stupid things.  Like termite queens.

Yeah, justified emo is okay, considering it's extremely easy to understand why Tobias is emo. And being emo over termite queens...0_o   That just  sounds odd to me
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on January 15, 2012, 07:13:18 PM
"I killed a colonoy of bugs that are designed by nature to destroy society. So now I'm going to angst all over the place."
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nar Klawip on January 15, 2012, 10:46:49 PM
THIS IS INSANE!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on January 15, 2012, 11:17:51 PM
How are they designed by nature to destroy society?

And really, she didn't kill them, just created a period of disorder and chaos.
Different
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on January 16, 2012, 12:25:20 AM
the queens gone, imagine if you had an entity telling you exactly what to do for your whole life, and suddenly it dissapeared. Their gonna die. They also eat wood, which many buildings use for support. One wrong bite and the whole place goes down
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on January 16, 2012, 02:05:25 AM
....
1 they are not going to die.
The queens die in nature. They are replaced.
And I'm sorrry, Applegate HIGHLY overstates the automaton traits of non reproductive of social insects-phremones influence, they don't "control".
Workers and soliders don't wig out and die if you remove them from the queen or vice versa.

2 They are not designed by nature to destroy society.
They've been eating wood long before society started using it for structures, seems more like society designed itself to antagonist nature.
There are alternatives to wood for structures.
Non pleasent, but much of society could survive with out such buildings
And in some societies, people depend on them as a source of food.
Hell, they build more societies than they destroy.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on January 16, 2012, 07:36:33 PM
....
1 they are not going to die.
The queens die in nature. They are replaced.

Really? So the termites and stuff just know that when the queen dies, they know what to do to replace them? Well, what kills only termite queens in nature? Shouldn't that happen alot in order for the workers to know what to do?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on January 16, 2012, 09:10:39 PM
i don't think there is anything that eats exclusively termite queens, but one dies, from termite eating animals, other insects, or old age (they are still insects they only live a while, but since they breed up till the end  many of their young out live them) but when they die, other potential reproductives (those that can become queens) develop into the reproductives.
In fact, this may be the best example of queen control (I may be confusing termites a other social insects, but I think this applies to most): The queens produce a chemical that keeps the potential reproductives from developing. When the queen dies then it stops producing that chemical, and the potential reproductive is no longer suppressed and develops into an active reproductive.
Also, some termite species may have more than one queen active at the same time.


I would recommend to everyone I know to take two courses in college: a basic ecology and evolution class, and a general entomology.
The former because it is fundamental to science
That latter because it beautifully examplies the former. And is actually pretty cool if done right
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: SkyMorpher on January 17, 2012, 01:48:27 PM
It's Marco, if he worked in an office

http://work.failblog.org/2012/01/16/job-fails-its-good-to-get-back-to-the-basics-when-youre-stressed-out/ (http://work.failblog.org/2012/01/16/job-fails-its-good-to-get-back-to-the-basics-when-youre-stressed-out/)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on January 17, 2012, 05:23:26 PM
Haha, that's awesome  :XD:

And yeah, I'm so taking anything that has to do with animals and science in college, but I'm aiming for university
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on January 17, 2012, 09:12:24 PM
I know Yeerks in the police force would complicate it, but I think it would be interesting if they tried to get some controllers arrested. Could anyone in the world frame someone better than an Animorph?
Then, few days in the slammer and bam. Yeerk free-with witnesses
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Noelle on January 17, 2012, 09:44:53 PM
The only problem I see with that is they get one phone call.  =/  And then Chapman shows up with a briefcase full of Yeerk to help convince the policeman to let them go.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on January 17, 2012, 10:04:05 PM
Which is why you frame them with a high profile crime where they will be contained at maxium security-that way the public is sure to notice when the someone-especially anyone from the Sharing-is involved in getting big time criminals out on bail.
either way, yeerks get unwanted attention.

Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Noelle on January 17, 2012, 10:34:35 PM
That would work.  At least, it SHOULD work. 


But then again, when you have stuff happening like Chapman running over high-end government officials and no one saying anything...   ::)  (I had a hard time buying that one, but I had a hard time buying a lot of what was in that book, which is too bad because for the most part it was a really great book.)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on January 17, 2012, 11:57:29 PM
I can just picture that meeting now.

Visser 3: <Chapman, we hae discovered a high ranking member of the human goverment.>
Chapman: "He will make a good host Visser."
Visser 3: <Yes. Unfortunately though, he cut off my limo, so our method to capture him will be for you to hit him with your primitive vehicle. If he does not survive, he got the death he deserved.>
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on January 18, 2012, 12:30:08 AM
lolz

but HA3 was super secert high end government official. he should be able to sit in your wheaties and no one would say anything (ninja)

This calls for classic side show bob-bery.
Morph William Roger Tenant (tv guru from 35)
Rob liquor store with gun. Shoot up place, maybe wound Apu.
Smile for security cam, revealing illegal drugs
Run away

20 minutes later WRT is arrested across country in his home and volia! Yeerk in jail


Note: I'm assuming he has Krusty the Clown's laywer and stay's looked up, not Lindsay Lohan's and getting to come and go daily
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: SkyMorpher on January 18, 2012, 02:51:27 PM

I need to find a way to work that into my Bones/Animorphs crossover LOL. The FBI is the perfect area to have dealings with high-ranking people. And it's easy to figure they'd have controllers in there. So far, Booth, Brennan and Booth's boss are your typical controllers. Hodgins is YPM. And the perfect controller either way because he's a total conspiracy freak.

Trouble with this fic is, all the action is on the east coast. I think they're going to need a field trip. Bones went to LA and Vegas before, if I go with popular opinion and put the Anis in San Diego, it won't be a problem. Especially if I could figure a way to break the 'kids only' thing and get Brennan morph capable. She'd completely wig out, given her Spock personality.

I also wrote a snippet of CSI NY cross, but it's not gone anywhere yet. (Someone already did a Vegas cross...loved it too. Especially whoever said about Ax "Leave him alone...at least he isn't eating the wrapper this time." as he's gorging Cinnabon.

I nee to find a way to quit rambling now and go to my appointment.

And I think a character like Hodgins from Bones or Grissom from CSI would love to morph insect...a whole new way to study them LOL
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on January 18, 2012, 03:16:49 PM
I can just picture that meeting now.

Visser 3: <Chapman, we hae discovered a high ranking member of the human goverment.>
Chapman: "He will make a good host Visser."
Visser 3: <Yes. Unfortunately though, he cut off my limo, so our method to capture him will be for you to hit him with your primitive vehicle. If he does not survive, he got the death he deserved.>
haha, nice one Blaze
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on January 18, 2012, 11:34:20 PM
I tried to convert my English teacher to animorphs today, The idea came to me when he mentioned mighty morphing power rangers.

"It's weird, in 54 books their isn't a single power rangers reference."
"You've read 54 books?"
"No...ummm...forums!"

*later*

"Theirs a family matters reference, a Dr. Doolittle, an Independence, and even a Pokemon."


At the end of class we were required to show him a sentence to get out the door.

*shows him*

"Theirs an animorphs reference in there."
"Yeah, and a Pokemon, and a Dr. Who."
*running out door* "Dr. Doolittle!"
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on January 25, 2012, 09:45:11 PM
It was once said Rachel would morph her elephant and grizzly at the same time if she could figure out how.

But did they do that in book 32? No.
Fail
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on January 26, 2012, 12:34:33 AM
You would think that William Roger Tenant's yeerks would have enough control to not atttempt to whip a dog on live TV.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on January 26, 2012, 03:41:15 PM
It was once said Rachel would morph her elephant and grizzly at the same time if she could figure out how.

But did they do that in book 32? No.
Fail

Yeah, but I guess it's diffrent. And when did it say that?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on January 26, 2012, 04:58:16 PM
book 15 during the distraction attack in the facility
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Ember Nickel on February 08, 2012, 05:55:55 PM
Nice parallelism between Tobias living with his uncle early on in the series and, um, living with his uncle later on in the series.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on February 09, 2012, 09:56:07 AM
O.O I never thought about that. Nice.

Whenever I'm on a Harry Potter site and see the word "Howler" I get confused. I keep thinking "Huh. That's an unusual choice for crossover material" and then realizing my mistake.

Short attention span + one-track mind = daily disappointment. XD
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: SkyMorpher on February 09, 2012, 01:55:38 PM
You see this posting

http://notalwaysright.com/cinnabonkers-for-cinnamon/16842 (http://notalwaysright.com/cinnabonkers-for-cinnamon/16842)

And think "Tell me that's not an Andalite in morph".
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on February 09, 2012, 01:58:46 PM
XD Haha, that is amazing. Gotta be an Andalite. Or maybe just the most awesome person ever.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on February 09, 2012, 07:25:05 PM
You see this posting

[url]http://notalwaysright.com/cinnabonkers-for-cinnamon/16842[/url] ([url]http://notalwaysright.com/cinnabonkers-for-cinnamon/16842[/url])

And think "Tell me that's not an Andalite in morph".

Ahhaha, thats halariouse  XD
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on February 12, 2012, 09:50:16 PM
I've read all of these books repeatedly. I know all the plots, most of the best lines, and the feel of the stories by heart.

And yet, I still could not stop the tears from welling up when in Book 19 Rachel says " "Cassie was my best friend," I'm not going to be the one to call her a fool." "I'll carry her,"
 "I'll keep her safe."


***! It happened again. Damn you awesome writing
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on March 12, 2012, 02:38:08 PM
There's a bug crawling around on the floor. I swear, every time I look directly at it, it freezes in place. It just darted behind a desk leg.

Obviously, it's someone in morph. Obviously.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on March 12, 2012, 10:31:08 PM
What do you guys think of  the concept of a yeerk trapping you in a fake reality?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Oceanspray on March 13, 2012, 04:57:51 AM
What do you guys think of  the concept of a yeerk trapping you in a fake reality?

If Yeerks could do that I'd get one and have it trap me in a better reality. 
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Noelle on March 13, 2012, 08:09:06 AM
I dunno, the idea of being trapped in a fake reality kind of scares me.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on March 13, 2012, 09:17:39 AM
I don't eactly find it scary. After all, we might already be in a fake reality.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on March 13, 2012, 11:10:37 AM
What if it were to put you in a world invnted by your own mind that would change according to want. Like your lucid dreaming forever.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Alan Fangor on March 13, 2012, 04:15:36 PM
I've always wondered why all the aliens speak almost exclusively in English...it would have been so easy for Visser III to discover their identities.

Visser III, the Yeerk with the Andalite host, fights against six alleged Andalites...and they speak in English. It's weird. If he tried to speak in Andalite language, he would have realized that only one of the bandits was able to speak that language...

And when they are aboard the Blade ship? Visser III sends a public toughtspeak to dozens of Hork-Bajirs and Taxxons...in English!  :o
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on March 13, 2012, 04:24:54 PM
Actually, thought-speech sorta translates to whatever language you speak. It's sorta mentioned in the Hork-Bajir Chronicles
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Alan Fangor on March 13, 2012, 05:03:38 PM
Actually, thought-speech sorta translates to whatever language you speak. It's sorta mentioned in the Hork-Bajir Chronicles

Really?
Well, I have not yet read the Hork-Bajir Chronicles (not published in Italy), but it's curious...so you can't change language with toughtspeak cause the "receiver" still hears it in its native language?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aquilai on March 13, 2012, 05:52:11 PM
Probably nothing more than fan-theory but it'd make sense that more capable telepaths could trick others into "hearing" what they want. eg. false sense of distance, voice, language... You could probably even disorient someone by flashing them with a random/slightly altered thought-speech image/emotion etc. Depending on how resourceful you are telepathy can be crazy powerful. Arguably, depending on how resourceful you are your limits are limitless...

Heh imagining Tobias stalking someone and mentally disorienting them :XD: "Chapman, it's a green light go!"
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on March 13, 2012, 06:03:20 PM
Yeah, it's also mentioned somewhere (I think HBC) that it can also say words in languages and have them not translate.

Heh imagining Tobias stalking someone and mentally disorienting them :XD: "Chapman, it's a green light go!"
:O That's plain evil
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on March 13, 2012, 08:04:10 PM
It was at least brought up that images could be broadcasted. In the first, they all get an image of a yeerk from Elfangor.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on March 15, 2012, 01:15:17 PM
I finally read #53. The end was sorta sad to me
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: MissySelenity on March 27, 2012, 07:16:10 PM
Is the other books worth the read? You know the side stories next to the 1-54 books. They seem really thick and I'm wondering if I should read them as well?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aquilai on March 27, 2012, 07:24:40 PM
Oh yeah! They're all worth reading! My favourite is still The Ellimist Chronicles even though it is very alien at the beginning. Each of the chronicles are very insightful into the alien species. Also rather touching.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on March 27, 2012, 07:27:52 PM
And if you liked Avatar, you'll love the hork bjair chronicles, because it completely ripped it off.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Noelle on March 27, 2012, 07:51:45 PM
I think the side books (all the chronicles) were the best books in the series.  You won't be disappointed.  :)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: MissySelenity on March 27, 2012, 10:34:14 PM
Cool, I'll check them out. Another question, does anyone know if they're going to redo the tv show? I'm seeing new actors for the animorphs on the website and am just wondering if anyone knows anything? Since they're reselling the books and all.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on March 27, 2012, 10:58:30 PM
I don't think anybody but die hard fans would be willing to make it, after the flop the first one was.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on March 28, 2012, 03:22:18 PM
Yeah, animorphs as an animation would be so much better
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: MissySelenity on March 29, 2012, 08:36:29 AM
You ever catch any mistakes in the books? I was reading book 6 and caught Jake saying how it was his dad's birthday coming up in ch 12 then in the next paragraph he says it's his mom's birthday. I think it's funny catching little mistakes in books lol XD
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on March 29, 2012, 01:21:02 PM
I don't think that one's a mistake

Sounds like he's currently shopping for his mom's birthday which is soon, but has to conserve his money because his dad's birthday is a couple months after
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on March 29, 2012, 03:37:44 PM
I don't think that one's a mistake

Sounds like he's currently shopping for his mom's birthday which is soon, but has to conserve his money because his dad's birthday is a couple months after
yeah, I do remember it was that too

But there are lots of KASU's. Hirac Delest lists a bunch of them
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: MissySelenity on March 29, 2012, 05:41:36 PM
I get it now, both of his parents bday are only 2 months apart. I thought that was a typo lol. So what's your favorite book? I liked book 6 because of what happened to Jake, he got to experience it.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on March 29, 2012, 06:43:27 PM
you know, I'm pretty sure there's a topic about that. I'll edit this post if I do end up finding it soon, but it should be in the first few pages
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: MissySelenity on March 29, 2012, 06:59:49 PM
Well I'm still finding a lot of threads, I'm new to this so sorry if there is already another thread? Just talking random talk. :)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on March 29, 2012, 07:16:02 PM
there are multiple:

favorite animorphs book? (http://animorphsforum.com/index.php?topic=7116.0) contains poll
 Favorite Animorphs books and why  (http://animorphsforum.com/index.php?topic=245.0)
Top 10 Favorite Books (http://animorphsforum.com/index.php?topic=5333.0)

just to name a few

on other notes
I don't mind the lack of continuity as much as the relapses in character development.
I grew up-then I didn't? boo
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: MissySelenity on March 29, 2012, 07:17:44 PM
Cool, looks interesting, thanks!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on March 29, 2012, 08:07:33 PM
Well I'm still finding a lot of threads, I'm new to this so sorry if there is already another thread?
Sorry, I just wanted to let you know. Sorry if I sounded a bit rude
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on March 29, 2012, 10:02:19 PM
Who would win in a fight:

The giant fire breathing monster that Visser 3 became in animorphs one.


Or the monster made of fire he became on 'The mutation"
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Noelle on March 29, 2012, 10:30:54 PM
Dunno, but it would be interesting if he morphed into a starfish and split him to find out.


I wonder what would happen if Visser 3 got starfished.  That would be interesting personalities...all four of them.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on March 29, 2012, 10:33:17 PM
Possible personalitys:

Wants to eat everything

The psyco we see most of the time.

The logical scientist that came before the hork bjair homeworld.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aquilai on March 29, 2012, 10:43:22 PM
Dunno, but it would be interesting if he morphed into a starfish and split him to find out.


I wonder what would happen if Visser 3 got starfished.  That would be interesting personalities...all four of them.


http://animorphsforum.com/index.php?topic=8613.msg690056#msg690056 (http://animorphsforum.com/index.php?topic=8613.msg690056#msg690056)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: MissySelenity on March 30, 2012, 06:20:31 PM
Anyone know how many of the new books are out to sell for Animoprhs? I'm having trouble to trying to find out and decided to get them this time.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on March 30, 2012, 07:00:25 PM
As far as I know, the reprints only go 1-6
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on March 30, 2012, 07:28:33 PM
So far, 1-8 is confirmed relaunch. No one has any idea about MM1. Hirac delest has really good info about animorphs. There's a blog that sometimes has info about relaunch
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: MissySelenity on March 30, 2012, 07:29:48 PM
Cool I can get book 5 at least, don't have that one.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on April 01, 2012, 12:31:36 AM
Yes! Yes! Yes!

(http://t.qkme.me/3iwg.jpg)

Yes! Vae Victus!



Why though, must twilight also be used in the same context :(
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on April 01, 2012, 11:13:17 AM
Animorphs is third?  :O
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: The Spectre on April 01, 2012, 12:12:50 PM
I think that image
Yes! Yes! Yes!

([url]http://t.qkme.me/3iwg.jpg[/url])

Yes! Vae Victus!



Why though, must twilight also be used in the same context :(

Is used to express what certain people dont consider to be "real books" and it´s supposed to be funny cause that girl only reads those kind of books instead of "classics" and thus she isn´t "really reading" but more like, I dont know, getting duber, get the idea? (of course the only of that list that I dont consider to be a "real book" is twilight)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on April 01, 2012, 12:37:16 PM
yes, I know, but I don't care.
The point is Animorphs is, still, being used by outside groups to make cultural references. I don't mind that it's getting poked at

Likewise though, I don't care for twilight, so even in references mocking them, I prefer Animorphs not be categorized with it
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Noelle on April 01, 2012, 01:49:20 PM
While it is a little disappointing that it is lumped in with Twilight, I think it just kind of a comment mocking those that view light pleasure reading as making them 'uber nerds' or something.  Maybe nerd is the new 'cool?'   :huh:


Anyway, I kind of view that as a strength of the Animorphs series, it was light enough to be enjoyed by those who don't like deep books, yet it still attracted a crowd of deeper thinkers as well.  And of course, any series will have it's group of nay-sayers, my father holds to this day that Animorphs was one of the worst written series ever, though he only ever read half of a book.   :XD:
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on April 01, 2012, 02:49:34 PM
Nerd is the new cool. As technology is deeper integrated into society, those who are better with it become the strong and advanced.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: MissySelenity on April 01, 2012, 08:11:32 PM
I'm proud to be a nerd if that's what people call Animorph lovers, lol. I'm really loving the books. :)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on April 01, 2012, 09:09:36 PM
I sorta wish that I was a nerd, but I'm more interested in quantum mechanics and genetics than technology

And I thought a nerd was someone who is interested in technology, and how it works. Animorphs doesn't include too much of how stuff works
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on April 01, 2012, 10:07:30 PM
nerds are not genre specific

you have your star trek nerds, star wars nerds, harry potter nerds, computer nerds, biology nerds, beatles nerds, shakespear nerds etc.
In my eyes and one who knows all the starting Lakers stats is a Laker nerd. Though most of those people are just called fans
But mostly nerds are really good with the subject(s) and tend to be somewhat socially odd


Just being active on this site qualifies you well as an Animorphs nerds- at least as knowing your subject, up to you your socially aptitude.

I think one day you'll make a fine quantum mechanic/genetic/animorphs nerd yunyun.
And that's a good thing
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on April 02, 2012, 12:39:59 AM
Very nicely defined.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: SkyMorpher on April 02, 2012, 11:47:56 PM
Anyone in the US see the ads about Burger King getting mini Cinnabons? There's gotta be a fanfic there somewhere LOL
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on April 03, 2012, 12:12:42 AM
I stood there, with my legs squared, poitning the primtive weapon at the clerk. "Just give me the delicious cinnamon bunzuhs and nobody gets hurt."
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: MissySelenity on April 03, 2012, 02:11:47 AM
Anyone think it's funny that Tobias on the book covers has brown hair when in the book he has blonde hair?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on April 03, 2012, 04:58:35 PM
Yeah, the model for Tobias dyed his hair right before the photo shoot.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on April 03, 2012, 08:02:01 PM
But he couldn't have died it BACK?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on April 04, 2012, 01:36:46 PM
So, I'm writing an RP post where my character gets involved in a battle. As I was writing it, I realized he was enjoying it. XD My exact thought: "He's having a Rachel moment. :D"

Yeah. My favorite thing I've ever written. Hands down.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on April 04, 2012, 02:23:31 PM
Awesome.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on April 04, 2012, 03:32:37 PM
So, I'm writing an RP post where my character gets involved in a battle. As I was writing it, I realized he was enjoying it. XD My exact thought: "He's having a Rachel moment. :D"

Yeah. My favorite thing I've ever written. Hands down.

Nice 


But he couldn't have died it BACK?

Good point. I wonder why he didn't. Maybe they didn't want to change Tobias' look? (but they do change models for like every 2 books for Rachel)   :huh:
And why didn't they chage the hair colour digitally? 
Quote
"We couldn't find a kid in time for the shoot, so the photographer asked the agency to send over any old kid to stand in. Our artist, David Mattingly, would alter him digitally to fit the character. Well, a boy shows up kind of out of nowhere, skateboard in hand (he lives in the neighborhood) and a knit hat pulled down practically to his eyes. When he pulled his hat off, we knew we found the perfect Tobias. Tonya (the editor for Animorphs) and I just loved him. He was blonder than the first Tobias, but was perfect. He was Tobias. A happy accident from a desperate situation."
(from Hirac Delest  (http://www.hiracdelest.com/missions/books/43.htm))
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on April 04, 2012, 04:02:44 PM
wow.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on April 08, 2012, 09:36:29 PM
Really random thought. (spoilers)
The Fabric of the Cosmos - The Illusion of Time [Full - Ep 2 of 4]] [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYOO2mOjo9s#ws]The Fabric of the Cosmos - The Illusion of Time [Full - Ep 2 of 4] (http://[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYOO2mOjo9s#ws) [/url]
so I'm mostly refering to the part from 22:10 to 25:50
so mostly in animorphs #54 (but there's plently of other places I could mention, but I would get too confused) Ax gets captured and taken to wherever. The animorphs are on earth. Ax and the animorphs are probably moving at diffrent speeds. So Ax is waaaay on the other side of the univeres, while everyone else is on earth. Ax is probably moving away from earth pretty fast and since the animorphs just bump into him, he probably wasnt flaoting in z space. So if he wasn't in z space andwas moving faster than the animorphs, then his "now" slice in time is waaay in the animorphs past. So then doesn't that mean Ax getting captured happened waaay in the past for the animorphs? So then if they start turning to earth to tell the animorphs, wouldn't they be going waay in the furture? And once they get to Ax, they're either already waay in the future or waaaaaaaay in the future.

Just a random thought that I don't totally get yet, just saying that if that did happened in our world, it would probably be really diffrent. Then again, I really doubt K. A. Applegate would read lots about physics and stuff and not go by what just about everyone thinks about time. That was just a really random thought
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aquilai on April 09, 2012, 09:24:10 AM
What the guy was explaining is that the perception of what is considered "now" is relative. The simplest way of saying it is "Time is relative". From each person's point of view their "now" moment is different depending on gravitational distortions and their relative velocities. This doesn't cause any problems in the order of events happening because you only observe events happening when you are "close" enough to it.

You're right that relatively speaking (depending on distance of Earth and Kelbrid space) when Ax gets captured this would be happening at the same time as for example Beethoven being born. However this would only matter if instantaneous travel was possible and if there was some interaction between these distances. Once Applegate introduced the concept of Z-space it could be interpreted as the bridging device for events. The Animorphs must use Z-space to find Ax again. If you wanted it to make sense you can pretend Z-space is like a wormhole.

On a different note, directionality is constantly changing for people on different planets due to the rotation of the planet's spin. The description that the guy from the video gives is more simplistic to give you the general idea. Realistically the "now slice" of time is extremely momentary. You can only compare the relative "now" time for a single moment (smaller than the smallest time scale imaginable) and then the two become people would be out of sync again.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: SkyMorpher on April 12, 2012, 01:18:22 AM
We made the memes again :)

http://www.failbook.failblog.org/2012/04/11/funny-facebook-fails-kewl-turrmlurrrn/ (http://www.failbook.failblog.org/2012/04/11/funny-facebook-fails-kewl-turrmlurrrn/)

Anyone can tell what books those are?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on April 12, 2012, 01:31:51 AM
i had a thought that maybe k.a.a. was not generous at all towards the animorphs in terms of giving them a legitimate day off. something always happens or someone does something stupid and starts something. what? why can't for just once they all have a really relaxing day where no one goes and starts something. seriously, just one real day off k.a.a.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on April 12, 2012, 01:57:01 AM
well that'd be very boring to read about.

There are chronological gaps between book. probably took some time out


we does that meme morph from boy to girl ???
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on April 12, 2012, 03:24:32 PM
we does that meme morph from boy to girl ???

I know! I was wondering that too. And I don't exactly get what's funny about it but whatever
We made the memes again :)

[url]http://www.failbook.failblog.org/2012/04/11/funny-facebook-fails-kewl-turrmlurrrn/[/url] ([url]http://www.failbook.failblog.org/2012/04/11/funny-facebook-fails-kewl-turrmlurrrn/[/url])

Anyone can tell what books those are?

The last one is #22. The middle one looks sorta like #21 or #42, and the last one looks sorta like #17 or #5.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on April 15, 2012, 12:23:05 AM
The polar bear dog thing in Legend of Korra reminds me of Marco poo-bear in book 35
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: SkyMorpher on April 16, 2012, 12:22:30 AM
One of our local Burger Kings has a giant inflatable cinnamon bun on its roof, to advertise the new mini Cinnabons. I can so see Ax trying to sneak up and steal it, though it'd be tricky to do so without demorphing, which he's not dumb enough to do in public. Alternately I can see him pestering them to give him the inflatable when the promo's over LOL.

I do think he'd like the frozen ones you can buy now, though the one time I bought a Cinnabon at the mall, it was better than Pillsbury's. There's also cinnamon bun flavorted Miniwheats now, along with the coffee creamer I spotted somtime back. Although I seem to recall there already being a Cinnabon cereal, though I could be wrong.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on April 16, 2012, 12:46:39 AM
Considering I used to be addicted to Oreo flavored cereal, it is not at all unreasonable to say their was a cinnabon cereal. I really miss that oreo cereal.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on May 03, 2012, 11:55:32 PM
prior to andalites having the morphing technology or in the cases where they can't morph like that one dude in that one book (ya ya i don't remember his name or the book number whatever) - if an andalite lost a hoof or broke a leg, what would happen?

if you look at hoofed mammals, they can't walk on three legs like mammals with paws. trying to imagine an andalite with a broken back leg, maybe. but due to the weight distribution their humanlike torso provides, i would think walking would be neigh impossible with a broken front leg.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on May 04, 2012, 12:29:51 AM
When the andalites were still primitive, they would have likely done what cowboys did to injured horses. Put them our of their misery.

As they evolved they likely developed methods similar to what we have now for injured horses.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on May 04, 2012, 03:37:52 PM
shouldn't andalites have some kind of splints for broken legs or something? Or maybe they can use crunches too


As they evolved they likely developed methods similar to what we have now for injured horses.
which is...?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on May 04, 2012, 06:28:47 PM
Quote
shouldn't andalites have some kind of splints for broken legs or something? Or maybe they can use crunches too

That's why I said primitive, they didn't know how to do any of that.


As they evolved they likely developed methods similar to what we have now for injured horses.
which is...?

Splint it, don't let the horse walk for a few days. Unfortunately, if a horse is disabled for long it might not be able to get up again.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: MissySelenity on May 05, 2012, 08:26:21 AM
I love Ax's obsession with sweets, especially cinnamon buns.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: DinosaurNothlit on May 12, 2012, 11:20:22 PM
You know how sometimes when places serve both sweetened and regular tea, they will label the other one "unsweet"?  That always makes me think of the Andalite word "unschweet," meaning their tradition of cutting fur.

So, what, the tea is so bad it makes your fur fall out?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Noelle on May 12, 2012, 11:46:40 PM
I never thought of that.


Now every time I order tea I'm going to think of that.   :XD:
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on May 13, 2012, 12:08:48 AM
Glad I don't drink tea
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on May 13, 2012, 09:04:38 PM
Yeah, I never noticed that either. And I never knew there was such thing as sweetened tea either.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: The Spectre on May 20, 2012, 09:05:59 AM
This is probably get me a bazillion haters but,did anyone else enjoyed Cassie being eateb by a Taxxon (even ifyou knew it was a hologram). No? Not even a bit? Not even considering that she surrendered the morphing cube and was hated by thousands (maybe even yourself) around the globe? Not at all? Ok, maybe it's time to check myself in Arkham Asylum.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on May 20, 2012, 10:02:13 AM
Today is the 11th anniversary of when I finished reading #54.

I feel kind of old.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on May 20, 2012, 05:46:14 PM
This is probably get me a bazillion haters but,did anyone else enjoyed Cassie being eateb by a Taxxon (even ifyou knew it was a hologram). No? Not even a bit? Not even considering that she surrendered the morphing cube and was hated by thousands (maybe even yourself) around the globe? Not at all? Ok, maybe it's time to check myself in Arkham Asylum.

Not Arkham, you'd be out in a week, by complete accident.

I was frankly having a ridiculously hard time following what was going on, so I felt nothing.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on May 21, 2012, 10:15:07 AM
This is probably get me a bazillion haters but,did anyone else enjoyed Cassie being eateb by a Taxxon (even ifyou knew it was a hologram). No? Not even a bit? Not even considering that she surrendered the morphing cube and was hated by thousands (maybe even yourself) around the globe? Not at all? Ok, maybe it's time to check myself in Arkham Asylum.

Not Arkham, you'd be out in a week, by complete accident.

I was frankly having a ridiculously hard time following what was going on, so I felt nothing.
agreed. I got confused by that part
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on May 21, 2012, 10:31:40 AM
Glad to know I wasn't the only one.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: The Spectre on May 21, 2012, 03:32:52 PM
Song Unsung (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Yp7ZCTtW1w#)

This song played during the ONLY well written scene of the animorphs TV show.

And I read somewhere that around book 14 Cassie's parents are taking about Jake's, well his...you know. Is that even true?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: SkyMorpher on May 24, 2012, 11:39:22 PM
No, but now I want to read it LOL

I have too much time on my hands. The thought that popped to mind earlier after a book I came across while shelving is "how would morphing affect conjoined twins?" Since the ability is in the DNA in the blood, only one would have to acquire and become capable and all that, but I wonder if, since usally there are two brains, if they could morph and then morph back and be separate. The anomaly that causes conjoined twinning isn't in the DNA I don't think, it's a malfunction of something else.

Or would the result be a morph with two people controllling it rather than one? Sort of like the morphed controllers or Cassie and Aldrea. THat, of course, would mean a demorph would return them to their former state.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: DinosaurNothlit on May 24, 2012, 11:54:44 PM
I'd have to imagine that, if morphing did separate conjoined twins, then unless they both morphed at the same time, it would be messy.  :P

Saw a truck being pulled over, that said "Tobias Farms" on the side, and I thought, 'Now that's profiling.  They probably just pulled him over for being a red-tailed hawk.'
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on May 25, 2012, 12:28:43 AM
Hmm, perhaps both morph starfishes. If the starfishes turn out conjoined, one child with a shovel is all it takes.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Pyrrhian on May 25, 2012, 03:16:13 PM
Mutated sea people! yeah barely linking on from sea starfish.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on May 25, 2012, 06:33:29 PM
When for an assignement we had to write a talkshow interview with the main character of hatchet, we got to choose the name of the host so naturally I picked...William Roger Tennant.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Noelle on May 25, 2012, 06:55:35 PM
Hrms, I need to get my inspiration back for my anifanfic before Camp Nanowrimo.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: The Spectre on May 28, 2012, 05:03:07 PM
Who do you think would win a fight between an andalite, a hork-bajir and a xenomorph (from the aliens movies), free for all, in a cage, no weapons other than those they naturally posses?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on May 28, 2012, 05:07:58 PM
I need to know what a xenomorph is....
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: The Spectre on May 28, 2012, 05:12:36 PM
(from the aliens movies)

You know, black, quadrupedal, big head, razor sharp tail and claws, a second mouth were they toungue should be and acid for blood?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aquilai on May 28, 2012, 05:47:02 PM
lol good question crossoverfan. I'm going with Xenomorph. Their tails are stronger (not sure which is faster though). If the Hork Bajir or Andalite even pierced it's "skin" they'll burn.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Underseen on May 29, 2012, 12:57:49 AM
The fight will probably end up with a andalite-xenomorph hybrid
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Pyrrhian on May 29, 2012, 10:58:36 AM
The Andalite can't even attack the Xenomorph without harming itself. If the cage has a ceiling the Xenomorph could climb the cage and the Andalite would be within range of dripping acid.  Xenomorph would own Andalite butt!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: The Spectre on May 29, 2012, 12:23:02 PM
Agreed,but if the Hork-Bajir (who is almost as good climber as the xenomorph) and the andalite worked toghether they would have a chance. And I'm not sure about the hybrid.
Andalites dont have mouths so, how are the eggs getting in?
A Hork-Bajir/Xenomorph hibrid is more likly, and a scary-as-hell thought.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Pyrrhian on May 29, 2012, 12:48:58 PM
Xenomorphs don't need to impregnate to kill! Besides if the Hork Bajir or Andalite cuts the Xeno then it will just spray acid everywhere hurting both Hork Bajir and Andalite. If the Andalite and Hork Bajir worked together they may be able to win but probably at great cost. Entire limbs being burned away by acid. The acid obviously doesn't hurt the Xenomorph.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Cookie on May 29, 2012, 06:21:30 PM
Could a xeno actually impregnant an Andalite? You know with the lack of mouth an all... :huh:
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Pyrrhian on May 29, 2012, 06:35:57 PM
Actually I'm a bit fuzzy on that bit too. The Queen lays some egg things that grow to be small Xenos that leap onto the faces of it's host then crawls into the host to eat. Something like that. So grown Xenos don't actually reproduce I think with the exception of the Queen. Their young are more of a parasite than Yeerks!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Underseen on May 29, 2012, 07:11:21 PM
I was thinking going through the Andalite's nose slits but still will that work?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Cookie on May 29, 2012, 07:30:35 PM
Actually I'm a bit fuzzy on that bit too. The Queen lays some egg things that grow to be small Xenos that leap onto the faces of it's host then crawls into the host to eat. Something like that. So grown Xenos don't actually reproduce I think with the exception of the Queen. Their young are more of a parasite than Yeerks!
Yeah I think only Queens reproduce.

I was thinking going through the Andalite's nose slits but still will that work?

Hahaha that's gross ;D The nasal passage does lead to your lungs so I assume they could still burst out? But still, ew.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Pyrrhian on May 29, 2012, 07:39:44 PM
As a centaur like quadrupedal species the Andalite probably has more meat and organs for the infant Xeno to consume so it might pop out elsewhere...lol If you think about where an Andalite's mouth is, it's their feet. One Andalite probably could feed quite a few infant Xenos!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Cookie on May 29, 2012, 07:49:22 PM
Abit like those poor pregnant ladies on Alien vs. Predator? /disturbing film moment. Facehuggers trying to attach themselves to an Andalite's hooves is quite a lulzy image  ;D which would probably end up in stompage. 
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Pyrrhian on May 29, 2012, 07:53:11 PM
lol made me think of what Ax would look like playing Dance Dance Revolution :XD:
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Noelle on May 29, 2012, 07:54:22 PM
lol made me think of what Ax would look like playing Dance Dance Revolution :XD:



http://rougelvr.deviantart.com/favourites/#/d1zku3k (http://rougelvr.deviantart.com/favourites/#/d1zku3k)

Awesome piece of art, IMO.  ^_^
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Cookie on May 29, 2012, 07:55:40 PM
 :XD: That literally made my day.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Pyrrhian on May 29, 2012, 07:57:56 PM
Hahaha! Didn't expect that :D +1
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Cookie on May 29, 2012, 08:06:58 PM
Somehow I can imagine Ax becoming quite the expert on a dance dance revolution :D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on May 29, 2012, 08:17:35 PM
He could play two pads at once. :D

Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Pyrrhian on May 29, 2012, 08:20:39 PM
"I would like to shuffle my artificial hooves to the music with you. But you cannot have my body. My bod. Dee. My bo. Dee." :XD:
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Underseen on May 29, 2012, 11:43:18 PM
Quote
somehow I can imagine Ax becoming quite the expert on a dance dance revolution
That reminds me of playing DDR as a unit for P.E. in grade school... *shakes my head*

back to the topic i wonder Xenomorphs & Predators VS Andalites & Hork-Bajir who will win
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: The Spectre on May 29, 2012, 11:49:27 PM
Team 1 in a murdercurbrapestom. I mean, PREDATOR COULD SOLO!!!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on May 29, 2012, 11:51:18 PM
Xeno all the way. If the andalite and hork bjair manage to team up to take him down, it would be a victory the same way bunker hill was a victory for the british. Sure, you got the hill, but you lost triple the men the enemy did for it.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Underseen on May 29, 2012, 11:55:17 PM
I agree i take the Predator over all of them... have any of you ever read the comic Superman and Batman vs Alien and Predator
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
i wanna see a fight like that with Hork-Bajir, Taxxons, Andalites, and Gedds vs Alien and Predator
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on May 30, 2012, 02:35:27 AM
why gedds? what do they add to the fight, unless you use them as a shield

Really, you want to put out the best of Aniverse into a fight you need to use armed Howlers, and non-violence limited chee

well, I suppose you could use non rule bound Ellimist/Crayak/Drode, but that seems a little unfair

whole series could have used more spam

Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: The Spectre on May 30, 2012, 08:06:25 AM
Ohhhh!!!  ;D
What abot Ellimist and Crayak (no bounds) vs The Spectre and The living tribunal?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Cookie on May 30, 2012, 08:15:43 AM
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somehow I can imagine Ax becoming quite the expert on a dance dance revolution
That reminds me of playing DDR as a unit for P.E. in grade school... *shakes my head*

back to the topic i wonder Xenomorphs & Predators VS Andalites & Hork-Bajir who will win

You played DDR in P.E!? :o Jealous, that would have been the best. Unit. Ever.

But yes, definitely Xeno over Andalites and Hork-Bajir since Ripley had to suck the xeno out of an airlock AND set it on fire to kill it. Predator? I'm not so sure...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: The Spectre on May 30, 2012, 08:58:34 AM
Oh, and for those of you that dont know The Spectre/Living tribunal, googling it would be btter, but as and overview the Spectre represents God's wrath (punishes evil guys through the DC multiverse) and the living tribunal keeps order and balance in the Marvel universe.
Both are tier end reality-warpers. 
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Underseen on May 30, 2012, 04:53:31 PM
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why gedds? what do they add to the fight, unless you use them as a shield

Really, you want to put out the best of Aniverse into a fight you need to use armed Howlers, and non-violence limited chee

well, I suppose you could use non rule bound Ellimist/Crayak/Drode, but that seems a little unfair

whole series could have used more spam


Howlers & Chee would make it too unfair, when i read the books i thought of them as immortal.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on May 30, 2012, 06:41:26 PM
Gedds are pointless, they're not even capable of walking properly.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Cookie on May 30, 2012, 06:53:41 PM
Ethical implications aside, cannon fodder perhaps?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Pyrrhian on May 30, 2012, 07:12:06 PM
Not sure if he/she/it is another reality warper or if they were just messing with a dream in Jake's head but The Familiar features a new unnamed alien. If the whole thing wasn't just a dream!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Underseen on May 31, 2012, 04:13:55 PM
Quote
Not sure if he/she/it is another reality warper or if they were just messing with a dream in Jake's head but The Familiar features a new unnamed alien. If the whole thing wasn't just a dream!
yeah my childhood mind couldn't comprehend that new alien concept and I believe it is The One now that i review my facts
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Cookie on May 31, 2012, 08:35:47 PM
The Familiar left me feeling like dafuq did I just read. It's so ridiculously trippy.

The One actually sounds like a really reasonable assumption, but I thought the big ole scary voice came across as a lot more...nicer?? I suppose than "lols I'm going to absorb your consciousness now as I am scary space satan."

The real shame about the book was the way the points about using Rachel etc was just completely glossed over and forgotten about in later books. 

EDIT:
Not sure if he/she/it is another reality warper or if they were just messing with a dream in Jake's head but The Familiar features a new unnamed alien. If the whole thing wasn't just a dream!

Just thought if the whole thing was only a dream, maybe that's why Jake didn't take anything he learned from it .
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on June 01, 2012, 02:46:40 AM
i'd like to be a polar bear in the cold cold polar....

if only
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Pyrrhian on June 01, 2012, 07:18:47 AM
Have you ever had a nightmare that when you awoke you realised it was just a dream but you still needed to do something to calm yourself? I think that's what Jake felt at the end. So yup! Even if it felt real he probably dismissed everything in it afterwards. In comparison to his usual Crayak nightmares I think this one was too one off for him to think that it would actually happen!

Also agree that this alien didn't sound as bad as The One. Scary Space Satan :)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Underseen on June 01, 2012, 05:51:57 PM
Maybe it was Father from Ellimist Chronicles (too bad he is dead)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Cookie on June 01, 2012, 09:22:11 PM
I always seemed to think The One was that alien that chased Crayak out of another galaxy.

The One also reminded me of this D:

LOTR Extended Edition - Mouth Of Sauron (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7joUYD_EIc#ws)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Underseen on June 02, 2012, 11:17:34 AM
That video reminded me of this one Trolling Saruman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaqC5FnvAEc#ws) but i do agree that is like Crayak
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Cookie on June 05, 2012, 03:38:07 PM
Haha it actually fits really well!

Random Animorphs thought: I wonder if Visser 3 has or uses the mini bar in his limo :kitty:
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Underseen on June 05, 2012, 04:42:24 PM
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Random Animorphs thought: I wonder if Visser 3 has or uses the mini bar in his limo:3
Why not
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on June 05, 2012, 04:54:16 PM
It's probably a rental anyway
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Underseen on June 05, 2012, 04:57:33 PM
who will need a drunk Andalite?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on June 05, 2012, 05:15:23 PM
That'd be hilarious
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Underseen on June 05, 2012, 07:09:09 PM
Ax(drunk):And....And.....And then i said "Where are my cinnabon*pukes*"
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on June 05, 2012, 07:50:54 PM
I'm curious to *how* exactly an andalite could puke.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Cookie on June 05, 2012, 08:03:49 PM
Through their hooves, according to The Andalite Chronicles :nerd:

Hehehe Ax all boozed out ;D all his four legs would get tangled up :XD: that would be literally be adorable.

who will need a drunk Andalite?

Everyone needs one!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Noelle on June 05, 2012, 08:06:01 PM
If Andalites are anything like horses, they wouldn't be able to puke, even with their hooves.


Drunk Andalite would be scary, that tail could do some serious damage.   :-X
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Underseen on June 05, 2012, 08:12:09 PM
Still laughing at the thought.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Pyrrhian on June 05, 2012, 08:34:18 PM
Pool of alcohol and a few Andalites can drink together! Only thing would be if one vomits then everyone would be in the same shi-!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Cookie on June 05, 2012, 08:36:50 PM
Pool of alcohol and a few Andalites can drink together! Only thing would be if one vomits then everyone would be in the same shi-!

Hahah I think that would apply to anyone who was having a nice swim (in booze, like you do) and their mate pukes in the pool!

If Andalites are anything like horses, they wouldn't be able to puke, even with their hooves.


Drunk Andalite would be scary, that tail could do some serious damage.   :-X

Some one would lose a stalk eye, that's for sure!

Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Pyrrhian on June 05, 2012, 08:41:08 PM
Like the drunken fist martial arts, a drunken Andalite master would be awesome!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on June 05, 2012, 08:45:05 PM
Drunk Andalite would be scary, that tail could do some serious damage.   :-X
Before, I was like, "uh, drunk andalite? That's an odd thought." After I read that I was like, "Whoa, forget drunk andalites."  XP
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on June 05, 2012, 09:18:23 PM
Like the drunken fist martial arts, a drunken Andalite master would be awesome!

Andalite drunken master prestige class!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: SkyMorpher on June 05, 2012, 11:08:39 PM
Hahahaha, someone has got to write this for a fanfic!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on June 05, 2012, 11:42:11 PM
http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/Drunken_Master,_Tome_(3.5e_Prestige_Class) (http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/Drunken_Master,_Tome_(3.5e_Prestige_Class))

Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Overtired on June 05, 2012, 11:44:57 PM
What about Ax drunk in human Morph? His playing with mouth sounds would get turned up to eleven.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on June 06, 2012, 12:25:22 AM
If you gave him LSD he'd spend the whole night laughing at the sound of laughing.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Pyrrhian on June 06, 2012, 08:58:03 AM
Andalite on psychoactive drugs projecting their hallucinations to other people! Groovy baby!
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4nryaZEjf1rvwt34o1_400.gif)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Underseen on June 06, 2012, 12:11:55 PM
Ahhh no man, this wayy to groovy for me *passes out*
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on June 06, 2012, 04:02:59 PM
If you stare at it for a few seconds, you feel pressure in your forhead. I LIKE IT!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on June 06, 2012, 04:12:42 PM
If you stare at it, it gives you head aches, and seems to go faster.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Underseen on June 06, 2012, 05:15:17 PM
How did we get from Drunk Andalites to looking at strange images
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on June 06, 2012, 06:24:37 PM
I just might  work on Ax on LSD.

'Ax, where did you ge that?'
"Prince Jake. Jake jake jakety jake, I went to the social gathering building to purchase some delicous cinnamon bunzah. Bunzah, bunzah. I like cinnamon bunzah."
'But where'd you get this...substance?'
"A nice man asked me if I wanted some grass. I like grass."
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Underseen on June 06, 2012, 07:16:04 PM
Seems Legit
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Cookie on June 08, 2012, 07:57:58 PM
Ax could in theory accidentally stomp over some magic mushrooms like he did that snail :kitty: he wouldn't have to resort to buying :P

Andalite on psychoactive drugs projecting their hallucinations to other people! Groovy baby!
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lols imagine that but with four eyes.

Random thought: Can Erek play Playstation/Xbox games which simulate violence or what that go against his programming?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Pyrrhian on June 08, 2012, 08:03:51 PM
Good question. I think the Chee are against violence in 2 ways. 1st) They're programmed never to commit violence or cause death 2nd) They morally object to violence or killing due to their pacifist creators. I can definitely see them not playing with simulated violence unless pressured into it in some way but since they're smart enough to know simulations aren't real they should be able to play simulated killing games.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Noelle on June 08, 2012, 08:14:35 PM
Andalite on psychoactive drugs projecting their hallucinations to other people! Groovy baby!
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Bleh, looking at pictures like that makes me nauseous/headachy. 
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Canicula on June 20, 2012, 06:34:52 PM
Just read The Hork Bajir Chronicles for the first time and it's so sad :(
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on June 20, 2012, 07:23:43 PM
Yeah, but it's also one of the best books in the series.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Canicula on June 21, 2012, 06:04:01 AM
Yes, it's really a good book. But for me it's also on of the saddest in the whole serie
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: AniDragon on June 21, 2012, 04:25:01 PM
I totally got the girl at the bookstore interested in Animorphs. XD It was awesome.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on June 21, 2012, 06:27:37 PM
You make us sound like a cult. Which we totally could be.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on June 22, 2012, 03:34:22 PM
Got an order on my desk from a company called "Yerkes Observatory."

:eyebrow: Y'all thinking what I'm thinking?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on June 22, 2012, 04:07:24 PM
I knew this day would come...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Ginkasa on June 23, 2012, 02:13:53 AM
I work at a movie theatre; I'm a Senior Manager and am currently oversee orientations along with other HR related duties.  Anyway, part of our new employee orientation is a section called "Jake's Experience."  It basically contains a little story about a guy named Jake's experience at "Restaurant X."  The new employees have to read the story and pick out 10 things wrong with the experience (and then we go over how they relate to a theatre and why we want to avoid those things).

Getting to the point, we write all 10 things in a list on a dry erase board.  An assistant manager was actually conducting the orientation one day, so I wasn't in the room when it happened.  However, I walked into the conference room and noticed the 10 things from Jake's experience listed on the board.  There was also included a #11: He morphed into a tiger.

I LOL'd.  I still don't know who did it.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on June 24, 2012, 12:15:32 AM
Whoever did it just won an internet
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Red on June 25, 2012, 08:00:40 AM
I wonder what I would have to do to persuade my dad to drive the 250 miles to my house to bring me all my animorphs books. I MUST READ THEM AGAIN.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aquilai on June 29, 2012, 07:55:25 AM
You know...if you can't bring the Animorphs books to you....

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on June 29, 2012, 05:49:19 PM
Bulk mail order?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: DinosaurNothlit on August 08, 2012, 10:13:18 PM
I apologize if I've already mentioned this one, but there's a line from the song "Lights Out" (don't know the artist) that goes "I still keep my watch two hours behind."  I always picture Rachel singing that line (for obvious reasons).  Unfortunately the rest of the song is just about somebody who used to live in Memphis, so I think it's a reference to different time zones.  But still.

And I have a second thought to share.  When the Animorphs found the Escafil device, they really ought to have hidden it in a modern art museum.  It would have fit right in, everybody would have just assumed it was a piece of art, nobody would ever have touched it (and they'd even have unwitting guards making sure they didn't), and I doubt that looking at art would generally be high on the Yeerks' list of priorities.  It'd be perfect.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Underseen on August 08, 2012, 10:58:30 PM
Keep our watch 2 hours behind, interesting.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on August 08, 2012, 11:11:48 PM
I doubt that looking at art would generally be high on the Yeerks' list of priorities.  It'd be perfect.

Yes, but one infested hipster later and everything goes to hell.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Underseen on August 08, 2012, 11:13:24 PM
Infested Hipster: OMG I was infested with a space alien parasite before it was cool.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: AniDragon on September 17, 2012, 06:56:58 PM
Huh, I somehow ended up with 2 copies of book 7. When the copy I ordered off amazon came in, I was in a rush so I just put it on my coffee table, still in the shipping envelope, and forgot about it. Then about a month later I was all "Oh, it looks like I forgot to order it. I guess I'll go buy it at the local book store.

Yesterday I found the envelope. lol. Whoops! Thinking of donating the second copy to my local library. Although I never did get my receipt from them from the last time I donated books for taxes... But whatev.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on September 17, 2012, 09:21:17 PM
You could send it to me.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: SkyMorpher on September 27, 2012, 12:38:56 AM
Yours has that? We never give reciepts where I work. I didn't know it was done by some libraries.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: DinosaurNothlit on October 01, 2012, 11:00:36 PM
So, I have a new co-worker, who has a somewhat sarcastic and witty sense of humor.  Turns out, though, that a lot of tragic stuff had happened to her, so I sorta wondered how she stayed so positive.  She was like, "Well, life is too serious as it is, so you just have to make jokes to get through it."

Ladies and gentlemen, I've found Marco's long-lost sister.  :D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Unknown User on October 10, 2012, 02:43:41 PM
I think that Andalite culture has to be pretty boring if Ax finds "The young and the restless" so highly entertaining. Are there no lovers quarrels or love triangles on the Andalite world?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on October 10, 2012, 06:35:52 PM
None publicly displayed. Andalites and yeerks are very similar in the 'maximum efficiency' department.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: DinosaurNothlit on October 16, 2012, 10:33:24 PM
There was a bird trapped inside the store at work today.  I kept thinking to myself, "If only I had a baseball . . . I would probably be fired."
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on October 16, 2012, 10:38:33 PM
Only if caught.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on October 17, 2012, 02:08:03 AM
the only reason cassie and rachel couldn't figure out why they were best friends is cuz they were too foolish to understand that opposites attract
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: DinosaurNothlit on October 17, 2012, 03:35:52 AM
Only if caught.

Considering that the only windows in the store are right by the front entrance, where all the customers are AND where all the security cameras are, it's a pretty safe bet I'd get caught.  :P

Heh, I was just now looking back through a (really old, haven't played it in forever) Pokemon game of mine.  Apparently I had a Fearow named Tobias, a Kangaskhan named Cassie, and a Skorupi named Visser.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Auxen on October 17, 2012, 04:46:14 AM
I wonder if constantly morphing and demorphing every 2 hours except when sleeping would slow down aging.

If so, every time Tobias morphs human, does he morph his 13 year old self when everyone else in nearly 17?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on October 17, 2012, 07:22:53 AM
I wonder if constantly morphing and demorphing every 2 hours except when sleeping would slow down aging.

If so, every time Tobias morphs human, does he morph his 13 year old self when everyone else in nearly 17?

This was heavily discussed awhile back. I'm of the mind that yes, his, and Ax's human morphs, wouldn't age, but I don't know what the consensus is
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on October 17, 2012, 10:53:30 AM
It was never brought up because the author simply didn't think about it. Based on what we know about DNA, probably.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: SkyMorpher on October 17, 2012, 11:58:17 PM
Heh, I was just now looking back through a (really old, haven't played it in forever) Pokemon game of mine.  Apparently I had a Fearow named Tobias, a Kangaskhan named Cassie, and a Skorupi named Visser.

LOL. I can't recall if I've done that yet...I do have an Axew named Ax, I think, in my Black game. Do you recall which game yours was? Has to be Diamond, Pearl or Platinum, or Heartgold/SoulSilver, because Skorupi is Gen IV. Which means it isn't *that* old lol.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: DinosaurNothlit on October 18, 2012, 02:43:11 AM
Okay, yeah, fine, not that old.  I guess it just felt older than it was, because I was looking through my game and thinking, "I remember none of this."  That probably says more about my memory than the age of the game, lol.

As for which game it was, I vaguely remember that I was semi-simultaneously playing SoulSilver, Diamond, Ruby, and FireRed in an attempt to get as close to a (legitimate) complete Pokedex as I could.  So those Pokemon could have come from any of those games (even though I found them on SoulSilver).

Anyway, to get back to the topic of Animorphs (heh, sorry), yeah, Tobias's aging was never covered in the books, but Blaze brings up a good point about DNA.  According to some studies, it's actually the DNA that ages, and as it replicates throughout your lifetime, it shortens, and that's the reason why we have a limited life-span.

But does that mean that morph DNA keeps aging, or does the morphing process preserve it somehow?  I think the biggest argument against the idea of morphs aging is the fact that the Animorphs have fly morphs.  If those morphs aged normally, they'd be dead in a matter of days, since that's all the longer flies can live.

Of course, as RYTX pointed out, all that has been discussed before, so I think I might be off-topic again by bringing that up too.  :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on October 18, 2012, 03:46:16 PM
I wonder if constantly morphing and demorphing every 2 hours except when sleeping would slow down aging.

If so, every time Tobias morphs human, does he morph his 13 year old self when everyone else in nearly 17?
I think I read somewhere that a fan suggested that the Ellimist messed up that morph on purpose so it ages without Tobias in the morph, and K. A. Applegate liked that idea
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on October 21, 2012, 04:34:21 PM
In spanish hope can be translated the same as to wait

Kinda makes that theme a bit more depressing
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on October 21, 2012, 05:16:14 PM
Animorphs was mentioned in a cracked article *SQUEEEEE*
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Phoenix004 on October 22, 2012, 08:25:29 AM
http://www.cracked.com/article_20031_6-movies-that-accidentally-recreate-real-mental-illnesses.html (http://www.cracked.com/article_20031_6-movies-that-accidentally-recreate-real-mental-illnesses.html)

So according to the second entry in this article, half of RAF has the same mental illness. Because let's face it, we all went through (or are still in) the phase of believing we could turn into animals. :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: SkyMorpher on November 02, 2012, 01:55:42 AM
Sandy got me wondering what a situation like that would have been like in the books, how it would have affected the east coast pools and feeding and stuff.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on November 04, 2012, 04:13:54 AM
i'm a little curious as to how ax would have reacted if he had contracted an earth based disease. clearly the kids handled themselves well enough when they got that alien sickness, but what would ax do if he were feeling a foreign illness
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on November 04, 2012, 04:51:20 PM
I imagine chicken pox would drive him insane.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on November 04, 2012, 05:24:48 PM
So... I joined this animation personified RP forum that my friends run. And I decided to play Toby from The Great Mouse Detective. His name on the site is Tobias Jacob Kane.

I felt like there wasn't enough Animorphs in that, so I also had him channel Ax and marvel at the fact that it's possible to balance on two legs without a tail.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Oceanspray on November 05, 2012, 02:08:36 AM
Random thought because I stopped WoW to post here. 

What if a group of 5 humans received the power to morph in the warcraft universe?

5 deathwings running around?
How would the druids feel about these people?
How would the world be changed if there were multiple dragon aspects?
How about morphing key political figure like Varian or Thrall?
Could plant-like creatures like treants be morphed.
The warcraft universe has a wide variety of animal life, so many options are available. 
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on November 06, 2012, 12:16:36 AM
They'd be killed for experience in seconds. Realistically, in a world as heavily populated as world of warcraft, it would never be safe to morph. And, once you're high level enough, turning into monsters weak enough to acquire would be practically useless.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Underseen on November 06, 2012, 12:22:42 AM
(I never played warcraft and never will so correct my statements if possible)

They won't be able to morph unless wearing no or tight clothes, which will make them even more vulnerable targets due to the fact that they have no armor.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on November 09, 2012, 01:08:17 PM
 :huh: If the Chee were meant to be companions and are programmed to be non-violent... why do they have super strength? I mean, it's not specified that they were also made to be all-around sort of useful. You know "companion, laborer, servant, etc." So... what's with disproportionate amount of strength?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on November 09, 2012, 06:28:31 PM
The pemalite planet has three times earths gravity.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on November 10, 2012, 10:56:41 AM
not to be a prick but....4 times

which means the pemalites themselves should also be pretty physically capable, least off that world, as it seems andalite, hork-bajir, and taxxon worlds all had gravity comparable to earth
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: SkyMorpher on November 13, 2012, 11:03:17 AM
I'm still giggling...I was trying to click a bookmark and hit the Whedonesque bookmark by mistake. I don't visit the site much, cause the stuff comes on my RSS feed, but the site today has a quote in one of the top corners that says "Cinnamon buns!" Of course, I read it like Ax lol.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on November 13, 2012, 06:50:13 PM
I assume the pemalites would have to be an adaptable species as well. The ellemist said they were spread across the whole universe.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aquilai on November 13, 2012, 07:36:45 PM
Actually...

The Pemalites wouldn't have done very well if they couldn't withstand some unusual environments.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on November 13, 2012, 10:18:48 PM
Exactly what I was saying.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on November 14, 2012, 08:07:33 AM
It's amazing how sad the Andalite Chronicles ending was.

That was seriously a beautiful book...  :'(
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Underseen on November 14, 2012, 08:38:05 AM
I haven't read any of the chronicles. I don't even know why I haven't
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on November 14, 2012, 08:43:23 AM
I haven't read any of the chronicles. I don't even know why I haven't

Actually it doesn't really affect the series if you don't, with the possible exception of Visser which is a continuation from #35.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on November 14, 2012, 10:08:05 AM
They need to be read. They're on a whole 'nother level from the normal books.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on November 15, 2012, 02:26:01 AM
if horkies are so quick to heal, were they also regenerative? if they lost a limb, could they regrow it like a lizard? was that specified anywhere?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on November 15, 2012, 04:04:27 PM
I don't think that was said anywhere. I always assumed the fast healing only went so far. Cuts and stuff heal fast. Losing an arm... Not so much. Something like that.

Though splitting your skull open seems like a pretty serious injury to me, now that I say that, so I don't know. XD
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Auxen on November 17, 2012, 04:20:47 AM
There needs to be a Fallout Animorphs mod. There's a Pokemon New Vegas mod, why not Animorphs? Deathclaw morph!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Underseen on November 17, 2012, 10:01:59 AM
That would be amazingly hard to create.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on November 19, 2012, 10:47:37 AM
Books where Yeerks try to increase numbers by taking people of influence:6,12,20,21,22,28,35,50 (8 total)
Books where Yeerks may indirectly increase numbers by attempting tech/feeding improvements: 10,25,27,36,42(5 total)

am I missing any

rest of the time was spent chasing bandits. Makes sense, but that is not how you take over the world. Bad Visser
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on November 19, 2012, 11:03:19 AM
That's the thing Visser 3 was horrible at his job. And the animorphs kept sabotaging him whenever he tried something remotely productive.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on November 19, 2012, 05:22:56 PM
that's my point, the animorphs really only sabotage his plans for take over like a dozen times, cuz he only has a dozen plans that aren't "catch the Animorphs"


definitely bad Vissering, but that the council never said "hey, try more than 12 things to actually take over the planet"
bad yeerk empire in general

and contractory to the formula's we see else where: HBC, they fight rebels, they hunt rebels, but the whole time they are working to expand. Not really shown on earth.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on November 19, 2012, 06:56:13 PM
We also miss a lot of what could actually be happening. Theirs clearly space between every book, even a week or two is enough for another plot.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on November 24, 2012, 08:56:54 AM
I happened to be listening to Gangnam Style when I was re-reading The Alien... so now whenever the song plays I just get reminded of Ax.  :XD:
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on November 24, 2012, 11:08:18 AM
*Imagines Ax Gangnam styling*
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on November 25, 2012, 07:54:56 AM
If he knew about the fad, he'd be ABSOLUTELY convinced that humans are a strange, yet enjoyable, species.

Gangnam styling in human morph or Andalite form?  :XD:
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on November 25, 2012, 11:04:48 AM
Andalite obviously.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on December 01, 2012, 10:09:42 AM
Okay, so I'm watching Life Of Pi at the moment... And Jake wasn't kidding every time he mentioned that the roar of a tiger can scare the pee out of a full grown man  :o
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: DalekPrincess on December 01, 2012, 08:24:28 PM
We have a new arcade-bar called the Space Bar.
Some old friends here will know why that makes me think of Animorphs xD
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: IxchelSirnight on December 02, 2012, 06:23:52 PM
*Imagines Ax Gangnam styling*
... I'm fail at animating, but now I feel like I need to make this. @_@ And perhaps replace that woman with a Cinna Bun. xD
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Underseen on December 02, 2012, 10:46:10 PM
The title made me think of something else

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBNHPk-Lnkk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBNHPk-Lnkk)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: SkyMorpher on December 09, 2012, 11:26:32 PM
http://cheezburger.com/6760721408 (http://cheezburger.com/6760721408)

Ax and someone lol

Also had to laugh at an article I was reading about a whale researcher because the name was Dr.Visser. I wonder what inspired KA to use the word and if she knew it could be a last name or not.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Underseen on December 13, 2012, 11:47:01 PM
Did you guys read the newest post on Hirac Delest. It says that Sony owns the right to an animorphs movie website and that the domain name expires June 19th 2013... I really hope that if they DO make a movie it would be Sony CGI because it looks nice on Blu-ray
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on December 14, 2012, 10:23:00 AM

Also had to laugh at an article I was reading about a whale researcher because the name was Dr.Visser. I wonder what inspired KA to use the word and if she knew it could be a last name or not.

Dude, I know a guy whose girlfriend's last name is Visser.  :P

Did you guys read the newest post on Hirac Delest. It says that Sony owns the right to an animorphs movie website and that the domain name expires June 19th 2013... I really hope that if they DO make a movie it would be Sony CGI because it looks nice on Blu-ray

Yeah, the post also said not to get too excited. There's always hope though  :-\
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on December 14, 2012, 03:37:22 PM
I was at the book store today, they had a display of npr's list of 100 greatest teen books.
Gone was 96.
Harry Potter was first.
Animorphs was not on the display.

**** npr
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Underseen on December 14, 2012, 11:15:05 PM
Maybe because Animorhps is considered a children's books...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on December 15, 2012, 12:31:40 AM
We really need to do something to change that notion. It is NOT a children's book as far as I'm concerned, it's actually really good young adult material.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on December 15, 2012, 01:28:24 AM
Written for children, enjoyed by weirdos like us. :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on December 15, 2012, 10:06:40 AM
but harry potter is not a children's book?
the line is fine indeed my friends
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Underseen on December 16, 2012, 12:05:46 AM
Not really because the high vocabulary and large amount of page numbers, but Animorphs was written for children and advertised for children too.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on December 16, 2012, 07:42:15 AM
I'm not really sure why that definition came about in the first place.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on December 16, 2012, 11:31:01 AM
In terms of total word count I doubt potter was significantly longer than Animorphs as a series.
If they are calling it novel vs novella (or whatever a paper back that size is called) maybe, but as most the books were series rather than individuals, not a fair comparison.
Potter also was not particularly high vocabulary, a high number of big adjectives sure, but not above standard middle school levels. Animorph's was admittedly a grade or two lower, but not so much to remove from the category.
And finally, they both, and all the other books I saw there fell in the same categories at the stories: young adult. I don't recall HP ever being marketed to an older audience, but once the films started coming it was seen as a "family" thing, and since it took them near ten years to come out, they had the carry over, but still a single adult 35 yro in 2007 with Deathly hallows was seen as reading a youth book. Just being common place doesn't up it's level of difficultly   
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on December 19, 2012, 10:54:44 PM
Full member, huh? Wow I just noticed.

I feel like I'm either being promoted up the levels of The Sharing or up ranks in the Andalite military.

I think I'll go with the latter.  ;)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Unknown User on December 20, 2012, 11:36:50 AM
Before the invasion, did yeerks ever have parties in yeerk pools? Did they match into trio's and swim? Do yeerks go around hitting on random members of their species like humans?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on December 22, 2012, 03:10:26 AM
Guess that would've been difficult.. They were blind, right? ::)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on December 22, 2012, 11:24:23 AM
well lots of animals can't see, they still find and court in their own ways.

So from the biological stand point, I imagine there was something along those lines, but from the story point I doubt it. Party slugs aren't evil (see Slurms Mckenzie), and so I doubt they'd make that a secret character aspect for the bad guys
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Underseen on December 23, 2012, 12:20:50 AM
Guys... Davids back Golden Eagle Snatches Kid (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE0Q904gtMI#ws)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: AniDragon on December 24, 2012, 02:01:11 PM
I just got a review for an Animorphs fanfic on ff.net telling me where "the thought speak symbols that K. A. uses" are on the keyboard. Methinks someone is new to Animorphs fanfics on ff.net.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on December 25, 2012, 03:25:57 AM
Or just hasn't seen an actual keyboard im their life.

Oh come on, even first grade math has < and > !!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Underseen on December 25, 2012, 07:27:59 PM
Something is telling me Saffa is also new to fanfiction.net's use of < and >... Kidding
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on December 31, 2012, 02:31:23 AM
Got a big book on animals from the Smithsonian. Now attempting to identify the exact species for the morphs used in Animorphs. Or at least the ones they got from the barn. Or just... not the Gardens.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: AniDragon on December 31, 2012, 07:03:11 AM
Or just hasn't seen an actual keyboard im their life.

Oh come on, even first grade math has < and > !!

Oh no, they knew where they were. They were telling ME where they were, because somehow they never noticed that everyone on fanfiction.net uses an alternative due to < and > being html symbols, and thus don't work on the site.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on December 31, 2012, 09:38:14 AM
Got a big book on animals from the Smithsonian. Now attempting to identify the exact species for the morphs used in Animorphs. Or at least the ones they got from the barn. Or just... not the Gardens.

Let me know what conclusions you draw.

So far as I know, anoles aren't found in California, so how you work that out at least should be neat to hear
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on January 10, 2013, 09:47:46 AM

Oh no, they knew where they were. They were telling ME where they were, because somehow they never noticed that everyone on fanfiction.net uses an alternative due to < and > being html symbols, and thus don't work on the site.

I last did HTML in 8th grade, and I don't remember a twit... which is bad, considering I'm gonna be doing Computer Engineering in college :P

That said, how do you embed images in your posts again? The code?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on January 11, 2013, 12:04:05 AM

Oh no, they knew where they were. They were telling ME where they were, because somehow they never noticed that everyone on fanfiction.net uses an alternative due to < and > being html symbols, and thus don't work on the site.

I last did HTML in 8th grade, and I don't remember a twit... which is bad, considering I'm gonna be doing Computer Engineering in college :P

That said, how do you embed images in your posts again? The code?

i believe it would be: [ img ] insert image link here [ / img ]

if marco had not been able to finish demorphing from a ****roach and got stuck as a massive human sized roach, i'm pretty sure he would have just died as it is physically impossible for a roach of that size to live
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on January 11, 2013, 01:03:57 PM
I've been thinking too much lately.
I've always said that if Animorphs came out on TV or film, I'd what it to be true to the books. And that hasn't changed, but I think I'd be more forgiving for some changes now.
Film is a different medium that a book, you can do things in a book you can't with film, and vice versa.

I really like LOTR, the films, wasn't big on the book. But I'm starting to see you can lose some of the faithfulness, and still tell a good story, even if it isn't exactly the same.


That said the show they did make was still not a good story, but idk, it just strikes me. Maybe I could see something new
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on January 11, 2013, 01:14:14 PM
There is a term called adaptation distillation, which is basically where they change some things, but actually for the better. As long as there's a good reason for the change, I think fans can appreciate it. Especially if there was something in the first one that they didn't like, and the adaptation fixed it.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Salad Shooter on January 14, 2013, 02:37:33 PM
On the topic of an Animorphs movie, I would love to see the Hork-Bajir Chronicles made into a movie.

Seriously, that book is perfect for a movie. The way it jumps between narrators would make for dramatic scene changes, and it's not as long and detailed as the Andalite Chronicles, and its plot just would really work well for a movie. A movie based on the entire Animorphs series would be harder.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on January 27, 2013, 10:30:22 AM
Popped into the bookstore today, and saw a beautiful sight. Two girls, about 13-ish, very seriously checking out the stack of Animorphs books there, with one even calling her mom up to get money. Couldn't help smiling to myself :)
The series ain't dead, peeps. You can count on places like India, where it was released late, to keep it alive. ;
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Tobias on February 08, 2013, 08:53:24 AM
It involves Animorphs so I'll go ahead and say it. I was talking with a friend of mine about Animorphs and they suggested the idea of them being "updated" to todays standards...but as..furries? He said he would make the changes to the Animorphs as followed:

Jake-Tigertaur
Ax-Chakat
Tobias-(Stay the same)
Marco-(Stay the same)
Rachel-Panthertaur
and Cassie-a Centaur(stuck in midmorph most likely)

And then the weidest thing he said(not that it wasn't already weird) was that Cassie would flirt with Tobias alot.

Eh...just throwing it out there as a random thingy
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: DalekPrincess on February 13, 2013, 07:00:22 PM
If Animorphs became furries, I would burn off my Animorphs tattoo.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on February 13, 2013, 07:46:08 PM
Thank God the internet hasn;t caught onto the fraky potential that is animorphs.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on February 17, 2013, 10:25:42 AM
Had anyone actually gone up to a McDonald's counter and asked for a Happy Meal with extra happy? I haven't tried it here coz I'm pretty sure they'd just blink :dull:
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Underseen on February 17, 2013, 12:23:50 PM
I read on this forum that is a code for drugs or an extra McNugget
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on February 17, 2013, 03:25:30 PM
I keep forgetting to do that when I go with my grandmother. She likes McDonalds.

You don't think...nah, couldn't be.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on March 14, 2013, 01:20:36 AM
My friend IMed me the other day and said that she saw a red-tail and thought of me. My reaction: THAT'S THE NICEST THING ANYONE'S EVER SAID TO ME.

Clearly not an over reaction.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: DinosaurNothlit on March 18, 2013, 03:24:43 PM
OMG today's mouse-over text on XKCD!  :awesome:
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Underseen on March 18, 2013, 06:15:02 PM
Link please Dino? As a redditor I love xkcd
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Alan Fangor on March 18, 2013, 08:00:41 PM
In #29 Aftran says Yeerks reproduce by fusion of 3 slugs (male? female? hermaphrodites?). Then, the three yeerks die. Does this make sense?
Why - and how - a yeerk should decide to die only to generate other yeerks? Can you imagine Visser III that chooses to die in order to have children - children who can not even keep and see them grow?
How can a society work without parenthood, sonship and marriage - or something similar to a close relationship between two individuals?

On the other way, in book #8 a Yeerk talks about a kind of love for another - presumably female - Yeerk. It's weird.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: DinosaurNothlit on March 18, 2013, 09:56:14 PM
Link please Dino? As a redditor I love xkcd


Here it is, in all its glory. (http://xkcd.com/1187/)

I think a society could work without a concept of parenthood, and it even goes some way towards explaining why the Yeerks became so militaristic.  With no specific individuals having responsibility for raising young, the young are 'cared for' by society as a whole, and so there is a greater impetus to get kids to grow up and take responsibility as rapidly as possible.  And a militaristic structure makes a lot of sense for that.

As for the why of it, I always assumed that some kind of instinct would kick in when a Yeerk got to the end of its lifespan and to the point where they were ready to die anyway.  I dunno, maybe it would manifest as some feeling of responsibility towards future generations, or perhaps even a connection to the other two individuals that they'd be willing to die for.  Evolution is a weird thing, but it has ways of making creatures want things that would seem against their own interests (just look at male black widows and preying mantises).

As for the Yeerkish lovebirds in book #8, I kinda assumed that had been an instance like in Visser, where they were really having human feelings for one another, not necessarily 'Yeerk' feelings.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Tobias on March 20, 2013, 08:13:16 PM
Animorphs rule what else can be said?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: theyoungphoenix on March 21, 2013, 02:10:21 AM
Who else absolutely love books #6 and MM #4??
I neeeed to know!!!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on March 22, 2013, 11:47:30 AM
Who else absolutely love books #6 and MM #4??
I neeeed to know!!!

I seriously need to hunt down the paperback of #6 since I'm killing my eyes enough with the PDFs... and being in India, that's gonna be tough.

To be honest, I actually didn't enjoy MM#4 all that much. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that my favourite character gets turned into a Controller... I dunno.  :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: theyoungphoenix on March 28, 2013, 10:03:07 AM
Quote
Did you guys read the newest post on Hirac Delest. It says that Sony owns the right to an animorphs movie website and that the domain name expires June 19th 2013... I really hope that if they DO make a movie it would be Sony CGI because it looks nice on Blu-ray
Ya, I heard about that...... kind of hope they get their butts in gear so us Animorphs fans can pick it apart....  ;D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Alan Fangor on March 28, 2013, 10:30:54 AM
The strange age of Rachel's sister.
In book #2 or #7 Rachel says that Sarah is very young but Jordan "has nearly my age". So, assuming that Rachel was 13-14 at the time, we can suppose that Jordan was 11-12.
Rachel should be 16 in book #49. So, Jordan should be 14-15. But when the Animorphs burst into Rachel's house, she is watching cartoons with her little sister and then she plays with Ax as if he was a magical creature. A 15-year old girl?  :o

So, is this the error of a ghostwriter or Jordan grows backwards, like Benjamin Button? :)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on March 28, 2013, 10:59:14 AM
I've always wondered that, too. I feel like things were intentionally vague for a lot of things, because the amount of time that had passed was intentionally vague. But then it just gets confusing with sibling ages. o.o Like, I always wondered how old Tom was. He's in high school when the series starts. Is he still in high school in the final arc? If he'd just started high school in #1, then he'd probably be in his last year. Which... would make sense except Jake says Tom joined the high school basketball team, and had also been weirdly distant for a year. Unless Temrash was like "yeah, can still do this b-ball thing for awhile" and then quit, Tom's been off the team for a year. Which means he has to be at least a sophomore in #1.

So... did he graduate? Was he taking college classes? Was he taking a gap year? IT DOESN'T SAY.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Salad Shooter on March 28, 2013, 09:31:15 PM
Tom/Temrash had just quit the team "a couple days ago" in book 1. I could have sworn it also said somewhere that Tom was two years older than Jake but I can't find it in the e-book.

We do know that Jake is 13 in book 1, because he says in 53 that he was thirteen when it all started.

I can see Tom taking a gap year to work full-time with The Sharing though.

I figure the book 49 thing is a ghostwriter error, but can be possibly passed off as Ax lumping the girls' reactions into one. Sarah's the one giggling over him while Jordan is just watching with amusement.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on March 29, 2013, 10:46:41 AM
Or maybe Jordan had nothing better to do, so she was keeping Sara company.
Hey, I'm an elder sister. I know how that goes. :D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: theyoungphoenix on April 02, 2013, 06:54:52 AM
Who else absolutely love books #6 and MM #4??
I neeeed to know!!!

I seriously need to hunt down the paperback of #6 since I'm killing my eyes enough with the PDFs... and being in India, that's gonna be tough.

To be honest, I actually didn't enjoy MM#4 all that much. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that my favourite character gets turned into a Controller... I dunno.  :P
Haha. Thats probably the only reason that its one of my favorites. :D I dunno but i think it's just the way I am.... :whoa:
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on April 06, 2013, 02:02:41 AM
Characters do need development, as long as its progressive in the story. Jake is a good example of this. Katniss is not.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Canicula on April 06, 2013, 01:57:47 PM
Today I completed my collection of the Animorphs books!

I was trying to buy them for about 9 years now, and finally I got all.
Here in Germany there were only he first 30 books translated and when I started buying them most of them where not available anymore, so I had to buy them on eBay. Later when I got older I started to search for the English books, but here they're hard to get, so it's really a success that I now have all of them :)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on April 10, 2013, 08:40:29 AM
Congrats, a worthy accomplishment



Superman draws his power from our one yellow sun and he can fly around the world fast enough to turn back time.
Yet the time matrix has the power of 10 suns, which the andalites same is the amount required to move an object through time.
Someone's gotta be wrong here
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Noelle on May 06, 2013, 10:18:47 PM
*Welp* Taxxons are real.   :o

http://25.media.tumblr.com/e290908228ae03451c872954225e7aa2/tumblr_mm0m5cSOWK1qbdc3uo1_400.gif (http://25.media.tumblr.com/e290908228ae03451c872954225e7aa2/tumblr_mm0m5cSOWK1qbdc3uo1_400.gif)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: theyoungphoenix on May 06, 2013, 11:41:30 PM
*Welp* Taxxons are real.   :o

[url]http://25.media.tumblr.com/e290908228ae03451c872954225e7aa2/tumblr_mm0m5cSOWK1qbdc3uo1_400.gif[/url] ([url]http://25.media.tumblr.com/e290908228ae03451c872954225e7aa2/tumblr_mm0m5cSOWK1qbdc3uo1_400.gif[/url])

*shudders* oh crap. That things scary, but really small.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on May 06, 2013, 11:56:34 PM
I BLOODY KNEW IT!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on May 14, 2013, 11:47:33 AM
So, I got a friend of mine to read the series. She seems to be enjoying it so far. It's only been a few days and we're only on #3. XP But still. She finished #2 yesterday and was saying she hadn't been that into the flying bits. I then proceeded to name off books with better flying scenes.

62 books. Most of which involve at least SOME flying. And I just sat there naming off my favorites before I realized how weird I probably sounded.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: The Spectre on May 14, 2013, 03:59:26 PM
*Welp* Taxxons are real.   :o

[url]http://25.media.tumblr.com/e290908228ae03451c872954225e7aa2/tumblr_mm0m5cSOWK1qbdc3uo1_400.gif[/url] ([url]http://25.media.tumblr.com/e290908228ae03451c872954225e7aa2/tumblr_mm0m5cSOWK1qbdc3uo1_400.gif[/url])

*shudders* oh crap. That things scary, but really small.


How is that thing called?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Adam on May 15, 2013, 10:38:35 AM
Since Plants contain DNA, shouldn't they have morphed plants to look inconspicuous? Wouldn't Visser Three also be suspicious of every tree he sees?  :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on May 15, 2013, 10:47:52 AM
There was no attempt to due to risk of not being able to morph back. If one can get caught up in the instincts of an animal, something with absolutely no thoughts like a tree was too big a risk to attempt.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Adam on May 15, 2013, 11:17:32 AM
There was no attempt to due to risk of not being able to morph back. If one can get caught up in the instincts of an animal, something with absolutely no thoughts like a tree was too big a risk to attempt.

But their own minds were still there, along with the animal instincts. Wouldn't that mean that they would just be in complete control?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on May 15, 2013, 11:23:40 AM
I would disagree. They said things like a flea (at least without blood around) was a big nothing. Never had problems getting in or out, I doubt an absence of mind would be overwhelming. Besides, when do they ever get really caught up in a mind for more than the first few minutes (spare emotional crisises)

There are various suggestions that morphing wouldn't work on plants, but think it's the ultimate KASU that the only requisite we were told of was DNA, yet it seems implied that plants can't be done :P

But even if you could, why: can't see much more than light/no light, probably can't detect spoken words, can't fight, and if they find you out (via Helmacron tech or the like), they run you through the woodchipper, put you in the fire, no way out but to demorph and be helpless. What can a tree do against a Hork-Bajir?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Adam on May 15, 2013, 12:46:18 PM
What can a tree do against a Hork-Bajir?

Feed it until it explodes?  :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Blazing Angel on May 15, 2013, 07:37:03 PM
Yeah, thinking about it, plants would be like morphing into a medium rare steak in front of a large dog.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Bealocwealm on May 16, 2013, 03:50:16 PM
*Welp* Taxxons are real.   :o

[url]http://25.media.tumblr.com/e290908228ae03451c872954225e7aa2/tumblr_mm0m5cSOWK1qbdc3uo1_400.gif[/url] ([url]http://25.media.tumblr.com/e290908228ae03451c872954225e7aa2/tumblr_mm0m5cSOWK1qbdc3uo1_400.gif[/url])


OH HELL NO
*hides forever*
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on May 20, 2013, 06:45:22 AM
*Welp* Taxxons are real.   :o

[url]http://25.media.tumblr.com/e290908228ae03451c872954225e7aa2/tumblr_mm0m5cSOWK1qbdc3uo1_400.gif[/url] ([url]http://25.media.tumblr.com/e290908228ae03451c872954225e7aa2/tumblr_mm0m5cSOWK1qbdc3uo1_400.gif[/url])


Never fear everyone! I have a lethal weapon! *holds up shoe* :D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: theyoungphoenix on May 20, 2013, 03:23:39 PM
Die taxxon scum!!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Cookie on May 20, 2013, 10:35:27 PM
*Welp* Taxxons are real.   :o

[url]http://25.media.tumblr.com/e290908228ae03451c872954225e7aa2/tumblr_mm0m5cSOWK1qbdc3uo1_400.gif[/url] ([url]http://25.media.tumblr.com/e290908228ae03451c872954225e7aa2/tumblr_mm0m5cSOWK1qbdc3uo1_400.gif[/url])


Damn nature you scary!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Duck, Duck, Goose on June 03, 2013, 10:41:17 PM

     I don't imagine plants would be very conspicuous in the Yeerk Pool...Maybe if the Animorphs had themselves form a bouquet and get themselves sent to Visser Three for Valentines day?

     No. Even better! The Animorphs convince Visser Three to convert to Christianity (or to just celebrate Christmas), by having him go through a "Christmas Carol" scenario, where they all pretend to be the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future. After he sees the error of his ways, Visser Three gets into the spirit of Christmas. The Animorphs morph his Christmas tree, and assassinate him over the milk and cookies and presents!

     I am convinced. Animorphs must definitely morph plants!

     Also, in regards to murdering innocent real life Taxxons: for shame, Saffa. For shame!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on June 06, 2013, 03:02:57 AM
Rose churned out this facepalm-inducing one-liner yesterday --

Q: What do you call a Yeerk-infested species standing very far away from you?
A: A remote-Controller.

:facepalm:
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: theyoungphoenix on June 06, 2013, 03:37:49 AM
Oh dear, Saffa. You have a handful. :facepalm:
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Duck, Duck, Goose on June 06, 2013, 11:33:55 AM

     I thought Rose's joke was brilliant :)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on June 07, 2013, 08:30:02 AM
Oh dear, Saffa. You have a handful. :facepalm:

Oh yes I do. Don't encourage her, Goose. ;)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Adam on June 07, 2013, 09:38:15 AM
How did the yeerks set up breeding programmes for non-human species? That is, assuming they had any, but then it seems pretty obvious that they should. If they had enslaved all members of a species, they would seemingly dictate how it all happened.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on June 11, 2013, 06:52:13 PM
Today I started a role play thread entitled "Taxxon. Taxxoff."

I regret nothing.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Tilas on June 11, 2013, 07:17:15 PM
I just started re-reading the series, and I love Ax more now then I did when I was a teen lol. Tobias on the other hand, I dunno, a little less then I did, but then, I'm only on book 11.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on June 12, 2013, 03:24:00 AM
Today I started a role play thread entitled "Taxxon. Taxxoff."

I regret nothing.

You and Rose are a class apart, Steph. :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on June 13, 2013, 03:05:00 PM
Despite the fact that they were teens in the mid nineties, the Animorphs always acted like they were being monitered when they made calls, or went online.

If real terrorist weren't already taking those measures, I'm sorry, you suck. Literally worse at secrecy than teenagers.
Fictional teenagers granted, but teenagers
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Duck, Duck, Goose on June 13, 2013, 07:43:01 PM

     ^Now imagine a world with webcams! The Yeerks could easily monitor people that way.

     No one would want to make a skype call ever again :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on June 14, 2013, 03:21:35 PM
Went to this website: http://www.whatdoestheinternetthink.net/ (http://www.whatdoestheinternetthink.net/)

Typed in Animorphs.

Then typed in Harry Potter.

Animorphs wins the Internet.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aluminator (Kit) on June 14, 2013, 04:30:22 PM
Oh, dear Ellimist, I am going to kill days at a time on this website. Here's a fun one: enter whatdoestheinternet think.net :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on June 14, 2013, 04:36:12 PM
Boo site. You can do better than that. :disgrace: ...Or maybe it's just super humble.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on July 05, 2013, 12:04:54 PM
MY ROOMMATE KNOWS ABOUT ANIMORPHS. SHE'S EVEN READ ONE OF THE BOOKS AND LIKED IT.

Here. In freakin' INDIA!

Okay, it's official. I love this chick. She is so my roommate of choice next year.  :D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: theyoungphoenix on July 05, 2013, 02:03:56 PM
Invite her to RAF, invite her to RAF!!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on July 05, 2013, 02:13:23 PM
Well, I have to make her read the whole series first...

Though she'll probably fit in after that. She's pretty damn insane. :D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: theyoungphoenix on July 05, 2013, 02:46:24 PM
Yes! The more, the merrier!!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aluminator (Kit) on July 05, 2013, 03:07:31 PM
That is awesome ^_^ Most definitely the more the merrier. And she can totally visit RAF without finishing the series- just tell her to avoid the Animorphs board :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: theyoungphoenix on July 05, 2013, 03:41:10 PM
Yep. Who says she has to finish it. I didn't until I actually joined this. :D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Duck, Duck, Goose on July 05, 2013, 08:48:05 PM

     I don't know...more new people? I'm not sure how I feel about the new newbies, let alone the new new newbies.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: theyoungphoenix on July 05, 2013, 09:36:13 PM
What? Don't you like us newbies? ;) Geeze. It feels like I've been on here for forever...even though its only been a few months...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Duck, Duck, Goose on July 05, 2013, 10:12:57 PM

     I have yet to assess my feelings for you people.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: theyoungphoenix on July 06, 2013, 02:09:32 AM
Well, okay then. :)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Duck, Duck, Goose on July 06, 2013, 12:05:10 PM

     It just occurred to me that these aren't Animorph thoughts :p
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on July 07, 2013, 05:51:25 AM
Enjoying myself inserting Animorphs references into conversations with friends who haven't read the books (and basically making myself look like this total smartass :P ;D )

Example: In the cafeteria today, looking at their creation of the day.
"This food is green. Food should not be green."

(It wasn't green vegetables, so I was perfectly valid. :D )
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Terenia on July 07, 2013, 08:51:10 AM
I had a dream last night that Myitt and I were running away from Visser Three on jet skis. It seemed like a wonderfully convoluted, Scooby Doo-esque plot that could've easily actually happened in some of the lesser books. XD

Was reading the backlog here. For those of you who haven't read The Andalite Chronicles (or any of the Chronicles), shame on you. Read them! There's a reason three of us here have the last word of the book permanently inked on our bodies somewhere or another. XD
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on July 07, 2013, 09:38:23 AM
Found this blog where someone is doing a graphic novel of The Invasion and other illustrations - pretty good! http://animorphscomic.blogspot.in/ (http://animorphscomic.blogspot.in/)

(And also did a little plug for RAF seeing the other comments :P )
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: The Spectre on July 07, 2013, 02:54:51 PM
I read a fanfiction titled Animorphs:Agents of SHIELD which is basically an avengers vs yeerks fight. The fanfic is crazy, when Elfangor arrives instantly agents of SHIELD and its sister agency SWORD (sentient world observation and response department) show up and take the animorphs in custody ending with them being a crazed up version of the avengers, its insane but a really fun read
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on July 08, 2013, 04:55:55 PM
Found this blog where someone is doing a graphic novel of The Invasion and other illustrations - pretty good! [url]http://animorphscomic.blogspot.in/[/url] ([url]http://animorphscomic.blogspot.in/[/url])

(And also did a little plug for RAF seeing the other comments :P )


Ah Char Reed, I think she was a member here once, long long ago. She's very good, just takes so long


I used to get mad that KA put so much of the morphs mind on food, but you know, when you don't have constant access to a full fridge and "to do", I'm starting to see how it gets kinda all consuming
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: DinosaurNothlit on July 14, 2013, 05:40:26 PM
Hey guys!  I think I've finally figured out what the word "gafrash" means!

I'm pretty certain that "gafrash" is actually just the sound a Hork-bajir makes when it sneezes.  And the reason that you only ever hear Hork-bajir controllers saying it, is because some Hork-bajir are allergic to Yeerks.

Think about it.  No word is used that often in general speech.  It's gotta just be them sneezing at random in the middle of all their sentences.

MYSTERY SOLVED.  ;D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: theyoungphoenix on July 14, 2013, 05:58:17 PM
How did you figure this out? Did you sneeze and it sounded like you said 'gafrash' or something? ;) lol
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: The Spectre on July 14, 2013, 06:53:17 PM
Hey guys!  I think I've finally figured out what the word "gafrash" means!

I'm pretty certain that "gafrash" is actually just the sound a Hork-bajir makes when it sneezes.  And the reason that you only ever hear Hork-bajir controllers saying it, is because some Hork-bajir are allergic to Yeerks.

Think about it.  No word is used that often in general speech.  It's gotta just be them sneezing at random in the middle of all their sentences.

MYSTERY SOLVED.  ;D

Maybe their language is somewhat similar to that of the smurfs and grafash is the smurf equivalent of smurfing
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: DinosaurNothlit on July 14, 2013, 07:31:50 PM
How did you figure this out? Did you sneeze and it sounded like you said 'gafrash' or something? ;) lol

No . . . come to think of it, I have no idea how I figured it out.  It just popped into my head and I was like, "Of course!"

In other words, the "Totally Random" of Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts.

Kinda like when I figured out that the difference between the Yeerks and the Yoort, was probably oatmeal.

Maybe their language is somewhat similar to that of the smurfs and grafash is the smurf equivalent of smurfing

You did NOT just compare Animorphs to Smurfs.  :disgrace:
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Falco tinnunculus on July 15, 2013, 04:47:13 AM
Accidentally found a The Invasion in my cousin's messed up cellar ......It's badly damaged,the pages after p61 was gone.And my cousin just looked through the remaining pages and says "I totally forgot it,but it's really naive",then threw it to me......I really wanted to punch him at that moment.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: theyoungphoenix on July 15, 2013, 11:00:32 AM
Shame on him!! That poor book!!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Duck, Duck, Goose on July 15, 2013, 12:57:16 PM

     Your cousin shall be subjected to unspeakable kinds of torture.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on July 15, 2013, 02:00:47 PM
*performs Sheldon Cooper's brain-exploding move*
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on July 15, 2013, 03:46:31 PM
http://imgur.com/zPpxe5G (http://imgur.com/zPpxe5G)

literally first thought in my head was "He's talking to you Tobias"
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on July 26, 2013, 04:03:34 AM
if you morphed an anglerfish:

(http://abisharp.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/angler-fish.jpeg)

what might your instincts be?

please note: you live in the deepest parts of the pitch black ocean under tons and tons of water pressure. there is no light other than what other bio-luminescent creatures such as yourself with your dangley lure. prey is hard to come by and your light draws your curious prey near enough to snatch them up. food is so scarce that there are some very similar fish very similar to yourself whose jaws can constitute over 60% of their body size in order to maximize their chances of catching their prey and minimizing the rest of their body size in order to reduce overall nutrient requirements for living. the food will somewhat come to you though, because of your lure. anything and everything you can eat, you will craftily use your abilities in order to attempt to eat.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on July 26, 2013, 04:13:53 AM
A predator with a somewhat intelligent level of thinking, but still possessing predatorial instincts?

Plus, highly developed eyes to see in the dark?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aluminator (Kit) on July 26, 2013, 09:57:54 AM
Anything that lives that deep would need to spend most of its time conserving energy, since there's so little food at that depth. Chances are your instincts would basically be 'sit still or move slowly, unless it's time for mating or there's potential food nearby.' As far as predators go, I'd think an anglerfish would be one of the most laid back. Even hunting for them consists of just turning on the light and waiting for food to basically swim into their faces.

How the heck would one go about acquiring an anglerfish, though? Don't they die if they come into water that's too shallow? How would one morph an anglerfish without dying before reaching the proper depth?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on July 26, 2013, 10:03:51 AM
... which is probably why no one considered it in #27, or Visser Three didn't consider it to reach the Pemalite ship in #36.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on July 26, 2013, 10:35:56 AM
"How the heck would one go about acquiring an anglerfish, though? Don't they die if they come into water that's too shallow? How would one morph an anglerfish without dying before reaching the proper depth?"

Easy.
Gain the power to morph.
Acquire a giant squid and become a nothlit
Be compelled to lead an aquatic species of Yeerk host to form a new colony, and recieve the ability to morph again from the Ellimist, with squid as your "true" form
Find and acquire angler fish

Simple
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on July 26, 2013, 10:39:40 AM
Oh, yeah. Really simple. Perhaps I can also throw in the superior technology acquired stolen from the Andalites to help your Hork-Bajir army breathe underwater. How come I didn't see this before?

Ooh, now we have a whole new series. The Squidimorphs. Eh? :D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: ko ko on July 26, 2013, 11:06:40 AM
you guys know angler fish are typically also smaller than your hand?

but thanks, that was fun
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on July 26, 2013, 11:18:02 AM
Really?

Huh, I always thought of them as being a little bigger. Perhaps about the length of a deflated basketball.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aluminator (Kit) on July 26, 2013, 11:34:00 AM
Size is dependent on species (there are actually many species of anglerfish). The National Geographic page (http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/fish/anglerfish/) I'm looking at says that some can actually reach lengths in excess of 1 meter, but that most are significantly smaller (around the size of a tea cup). For the most part, I'd expect them to be very small, since living at that depth is going to make the food supply necessary to feed anything large hard to come by-- the larger ones are going to be increasingly rare, I'm sure. If you're going for a morph, though, you may want to track down one of the bigguns.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on July 26, 2013, 11:40:30 AM
Fair point, because the most part of food at that depth is plankton, if I'm right - haven't really had a nature study class in the deep sea for quite a while now.

Yeah, those were good.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: kitw2009 on August 12, 2013, 05:27:37 PM
Unrelated to any particular book (except one of the first, where applegate wrote this gem):

"the use of rhetoric to obscure a lack of content."

Which i used without reference and with delivery to poor effect at best in a meeting discussing the development of a report for someone moderately important. ...i wish i could name-drop just for effect, haha.

Also, i found out this weekend that my sister's bf read animorphs. Imo, that improved my opinion of him (not that it needed improving) by a few big points.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on September 24, 2013, 07:59:06 AM
http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/4111/20130923/eagle-vs-deer-rare-images-caught-camera.htm (http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/4111/20130923/eagle-vs-deer-rare-images-caught-camera.htm)

From the article

Quote
Golden eagles are not known to attack deer, but the image of the bird latched on to the deer's back and bringing it down to the snowy ground is as clear as it is puzzling. The eagle's attack was successful, researchers later found the deer's carcass a few yards away from the camera trap.


Bull. Animorphs fans have known Golden eagles to attack deer since 1998
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on September 24, 2013, 09:06:05 AM
David's back.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: kitw2009 on September 25, 2013, 11:09:48 PM
supernatural s6/ep16: where i come from, we call that a yeerk.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on September 26, 2013, 01:35:32 AM
Haha. I'll have to consult my Supernatural-obsessed roommate on where that shows up.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: The Spectre on October 01, 2013, 11:38:29 PM
Haha! I posted this in the wrong place the first time, its in the right one now!

Well, I just had two random animorphs thoughts.

The first was that I was re-reading through megamorphs 3 and when I reached the
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
part I opened medieval 2: total war in my pc and instantly played that particular battle, and I won!!!

Second, I was in anatomy class and my professor told us to place our hand in a position where our fourth finger wouldnt respond to our commands no matter how hard we tried, I nearly broke out in tears thinking that thats how it must feel to have a yeerk in your head
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on October 02, 2013, 12:12:24 AM
Speaking as a history buff, the Agincourt but in MM3 drives me crazy. I just... want so bad for someone to be like "so this is what's going on. Blah blah blah."

It didn't bother me when I read it the first time. But I didn't know anything about it yet. It bothers me so much now.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: kitw2009 on October 04, 2013, 09:26:21 PM
i am so blissfully unaware.

maybe i should reread. that was the time-travel, everybody dies megamorphs, right?

i about had a million heart attacks and was a sobbing mess by the end, the first time around.


my thought- on the morbid side- no normal chipmunk hides in a garage and, when discovered, half-walks, half-scampers to the nearest bush to sit and watch the garage.

*cough* ....except likely a sick and dying chipmunk. but yes.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Sorunome on October 05, 2013, 05:38:36 AM
try to win the game
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: donut on October 05, 2013, 07:30:03 PM
Yeah it's the time travel one.... wait, which megamorphs doesn't have time travel?  Just the 1st one?

It's the one where they're chasing the guy with the time matrix.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on October 06, 2013, 08:59:55 AM
the everyone dies time travel one was MM4.
Progressesively more of them die in the megamorphs once they start time travelling. Interesting pattern
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Sorunome on October 06, 2013, 09:37:42 AM
Did i already mention that two screens are just epic?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: kitw2009 on October 09, 2013, 02:38:11 AM
donut, rytx could be right, for all i know. ....i haven't read any of the MMs since.... holy cow. D: so long ago!


...well, gee. shutdown and all, i certainly have the time to read them, lol. xD if i read them and find out anything different, i'll let ya'll know.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Tim Bruening on November 10, 2013, 01:16:58 AM
it's NOT apple and cinnamon.

the tv show got it right actually. instant maple and ginger oatmeal.

At the end of book 17, Marco brings all his stashed oatmeal to Rachael, saying that his Dad is making him throw it out.  Why is his Dad making Marco throw out the oatmeal?  Has it passed its expiration date?

Rachael says that that was the end of the only battle involving oatmeal.  Why?  Can't the Animorphs find another place to hide the oatmeal, such as in the woods outside Cassie's barn?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: kitw2009 on November 10, 2013, 09:41:07 PM
tim, you've got a serious eye for detail. ...not an insult- an objective observation. are you rereading the series now, by chance?



every. time. i use a coffee cup with a lid, i think, "no spills! ills! ills!" ...someone shut aximili up.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Tim Bruening on November 10, 2013, 09:46:43 PM
it's NOT apple and cinnamon.

the tv show got it right actually. instant maple and ginger oatmeal.

At the end of book 17, Marco brings all his stashed oatmeal to Rachael, saying that his Dad is making him throw it out.  Why is his Dad making Marco throw out the oatmeal?  Has it passed its expiration date?

Why not instead donate the oatmeal to a food bank?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on November 19, 2013, 07:09:21 PM
I realized yesterday that I haven't told anyone to keep me tied up for 3 days if I start acting strangely. I can't believe my oversight. >.< ...So I've said it like five times in the last 24 hours.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: yunyun on November 19, 2013, 08:35:22 PM
Would that work? Since if you told people that, the the yeerk in you would know to act exactly as you would, and if you are acting crazy, then there wouldn't be a yeerk in you since if there's a yeerk in you, it wouldn't reveal itself to avoid kandrona starvation and by now I'm repeating myself XP
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on November 19, 2013, 08:38:04 PM
<.< The Yeerk would either get super bored acting like me, or would actually be the coolest person ever and we'd proceed to have a totally amiable relationship.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aluminator (Kit) on November 20, 2013, 11:25:29 AM
No worries, Steph, we'll be sure to pick out a good one for you.

...

I mean they.

They'll be sure to pick out a cool Yeerk

...

I mean they would.

Y'know.

If they were planning on infesting you.

Yeah.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: kitw2009 on November 26, 2013, 07:38:06 AM
my coworkers don't know how qualified i am to explain how a bald eagle can see and snap up a fish from a river and why, if the fish wriggles out of said eagle's talons on the way back to the nest, the eagle is not going to drop out of the sky and go back to pick it up off the ground.

THEY JUST DON'T EVEN.

xD
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on November 26, 2013, 08:03:55 AM
Haha, same thing happened sometime ago when one of my roommates just randomly mentioned eagles (or was it hawks?) having extremely keen eyesight and I launched into a full-blown discourse on raptors and how they hunt their prey.

Everyone just blinked. :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on November 26, 2013, 09:28:08 AM
One of my friends hasn't read Animorphs, but she's heard me go on about it so much that she's started sending me pictures of Red-Tails randomly. :D

I feel like I could get her to read them if they'd ever morphed pandas. Darn it.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aluminator (Kit) on November 26, 2013, 09:29:52 AM
Hey, better a second-hand Animorphs fan than none at all, yeah?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on November 26, 2013, 09:44:09 AM
True, true.

Alternatively, I could lie and say that they do morph pandas. And then when she gets to the end, just be like "Oh, I must have been thinking of a fanfic I read once."
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: DinosaurNothlit on November 26, 2013, 11:47:09 PM
So, at the ski rental place I work at, we have little erasable stickers so that people can write their names on their skis, right?  Well, today I came across a pair of skis labelled "Ax."

I spent the rest of the day trying to picture how an Andalite might ski.  The mental images I came up with pretty much made the rest of my day.  :XD:
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on December 03, 2013, 12:40:34 AM
Maybe he was there. Who knows?

Watching Doctor Who and I had a thought. Cassie is the Bad Wolf. ;)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nar Klawip on December 18, 2013, 11:54:54 AM
If Tobias cant morph dude cuz he became a nothlit, and no longer had the morph, how come Cassie can still morph all her crap after becoming a butterfly nothlit?

And can she still morph the butterfly/caterpillar?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on December 19, 2013, 08:28:26 AM
Ha, that's a good question

Crappy cope out answer is the "natural morphing" of metamorphosis doesn't take anything away.
Tobias's powers come back through the Ellimist, such that hawk is his natural form-thus what he had obtained while human-Dude-is lost.
The butterfly transformation let Cassie go back to her base form of human, it cause it to be something else.
I guess.
Don't know about the butterfly. I'd assume so, but then she acquired the caterpillar. I don't think there's an agreement on age of acquired item and it's effects of what you morph
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: kitw2009 on December 29, 2013, 12:46:48 AM
saw two red-tails on a single power line crossing a six-lane road the other day.

wondered where the territory demarcation was. the median? xD;
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Tim Bruening on December 29, 2013, 01:03:20 AM
I realized yesterday that I haven't told anyone to keep me tied up for 3 days if I start acting strangely. I can't believe my oversight. >.< ...So I've said it like five times in the last 24 hours.

Does that count as behaving strangely?:)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: AndaliteBlues on December 29, 2013, 12:49:27 PM
I realized yesterday that I haven't told anyone to keep me tied up for 3 days if I start acting strangely. I can't believe my oversight. >.< ...So I've said it like five times in the last 24 hours.

Does that count as behaving strangely?:)

Tie them up anyway! Better to be safe than sorry
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: kitw2009 on December 29, 2013, 06:13:14 PM
do we know of any animorphs in russia? because that bird. is sledding.

?????? ???????? ?? ?????????? ?????? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7hiuXjXJEw#)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: AndaliteBlues on December 30, 2013, 03:43:52 PM
Either the Animorphs are on holiday or the Yeerks are invading a country other than America for once.

Bet it's Marco
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on December 30, 2013, 10:24:36 PM
They could come to India. It's a great source of corrupt, fat politicians. :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: kitw2009 on December 31, 2013, 09:36:41 AM
rather than calling it "the sharing", they could call it "the stealing". the corrupt would be knocking down doors just to get in.





...i assume. not knowing any of these people myself. *clears throat*
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Canicula on January 07, 2014, 05:13:36 PM
I was just browsind through the Animorphs-tag on tumblr and found a few great posts. But somehow it's sad, that nowadays there are so few people who still know an like the Animorphs. Actually I can't really understand it, even if they are a little bit old, because it was a great book series. I'd wish more people would still read them.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: donut on January 07, 2014, 08:43:15 PM
Kit, that video is awesome.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: kitw2009 on January 08, 2014, 02:33:14 PM
hahah. :)

and as blues said it: i'd put money on its being marco. or a bored tobias on watch?

either way, i don't know what a bird gets out of the sensation of controlled falling that's any better than flying. ....maybe he's just shaking it up? :O
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: DinosaurNothlit on January 13, 2014, 08:51:22 PM
Somebody came into the store today whose last name was "Visser."  Had to keep myself from grinning like a loon the whole time I was helping him.  Or saying "Yes, Visser," every time he asked something.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Liora on February 28, 2014, 01:16:14 PM
It occurred to me the other day that I could totally see this happening:

1. The NSA finds out about the Yeerks.
2. They contact the Yeerks and propose an alliance.
3. The Yeerks infest key members of radical political groups/random Muslims and report back what those groups are planning. (You don't even need to plant an undercover operative and slowly gain peoples' trust, because the undercover operative is someone who's been there all along, whom they already trust!)
4. They eventually infest every member of said radical political group/mosque, then disband it.

Soooo much easier and more effective than just spying on everyone's e-mails.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: DinosaurNothlit on March 03, 2014, 03:50:59 PM
Interesting idea, but what's in it for the Yeerks to help the NSA, rather than just infesting them?

Oh, and I've been waiting and waiting to post one of my own (I didn't want to double post, and it's been forever since anybody else has posted here).

So, let's look at a few facts:

-The Time Matrix is white.  Z-space is white.
-When using the Time Matrix, you see your body inside-out from all possible angles.  When in z-space (outside the protective shielding of a ship), you see your body inside-out from all possible angles.
-Z-space is at one point metaphorically described as the point at the tip of a cone, connecting all universes (which are described as lines along the cone).  The Time Matrix is demonstrated to have the ability to travel from one universe (ours) to at least one other (Elfangor/Loren/Esplin's hyper-spiral).
-Z-space does allow for the possibility of time travel, as seen in #18 when the Animorphs came back from Leera at different times but showed up on Earth at the same time, without any time apparently having passed in between (even though time obviously did pass).

GUYS GUYS GUYS.  The Time Matrix is made of solid z-space that somehow manifested itself in real space!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Liora on March 05, 2014, 05:03:40 PM
Interesting idea, but what's in it for the Yeerks to help the NSA, rather than just infesting them?
Maybe they don't want the government to find out and get involved, since that would launch an open war, which might lead to the loss of large numbers of valuable host bodies.

Incidentally, I am deeply, deeply amused by the fact that my karma is at zero because one person gave me a karma for that post and then another took it away for the same post. :XD: Who downvoted me? Is there an NSA operative on RAF? ;)

Quote
Oh, and I've been waiting and waiting to post one of my own (I didn't want to double post, and it's been forever since anybody else has posted here).

So, let's look at a few facts:

-The Time Matrix is white.  Z-space is white.
-When using the Time Matrix, you see your body inside-out from all possible angles.  When in z-space (outside the protective shielding of a ship), you see your body inside-out from all possible angles.
-Z-space is at one point metaphorically described as the point at the tip of a cone, connecting all universes (which are described as lines along the cone).  The Time Matrix is demonstrated to have the ability to travel from one universe (ours) to at least one other (Elfangor/Loren/Esplin's hyper-spiral).
-Z-space does allow for the possibility of time travel, as seen in #18 when the Animorphs came back from Leera at different times but showed up on Earth at the same time, without any time apparently having passed in between (even though time obviously did pass).

GUYS GUYS GUYS.  The Time Matrix is made of solid z-space that somehow manifested itself in real space!
That makes a crazy amount of sense! Or at least as much sense as Z-space ever makes.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: The Spectre on March 05, 2014, 09:53:33 PM
You know seeing all this comments it suddendly ocurred to me that the main reason why the animorphs reboot failed was that people didn´t find it plausible for a secret this big to remain hidden, you know with cellphones/cameras and youtube and social networks this would have been known ASAP. However Im thinking that maybe in this new world the yeerks would have used those same weapons agains us, the only thing they needed was to capture Mark Zuckenberg or maybe some YouTube admins and convince people that any video they saw of a hork-bajir roaming around was just a tralier for a new movie or something, or just take it down inmediately.
Having them have this degree of control would in my opinion make them much more formidable and scary enemies. Just my two cents
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: lolapandi on March 06, 2014, 12:19:19 PM
So I was scrolling Animorph fanart while listening to Beyonce's recent album and had a random desire to make a fanvid set to the song 'Superpower.' Like some of the lyrics could totally fit:

"(Super power)
A subtle power
(Super power)
A tough love
(Super power)
Uh huh, like a shark
(Super power)
Ooh, Like a bear"

"And I thought the world would revolve
I thought the world would revolve, without us
Without us, without us, without us
But nothing I know could break us down
They couldn't break us down"

"And just like you I can't be scared
And just like you I hope I'm spared
...
It's a super power
(Super power)
The laws of the world never stopped us once
Cause together we got plenty super power"

But I am like the least creative person ever so I wouldn't know the first thing about making a fanvid. Alas!


Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: SmartGirl333 on March 15, 2014, 08:36:26 PM
 ;Dthe v3 eatin ppl deserves a fic. Will write and link. :visser3:
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: lolapandi on March 21, 2014, 10:20:51 AM
Talked about this in another thread but it belongs here too! In the recent episode of Cosmos, they to go to Saturn's moon, Titan, and talk about how it's really likely to have life like nothing we've ever seen. Which of course only reminded me of Visser 3 getting his Veleek from somewhere around there. Maybe K.A. can see the future!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: SmartGirl333 on March 28, 2014, 06:01:08 PM
k.a.
y u troll us with cliffie ending
jake: ram the bladeship
suddenly a wild author note appears
KAA:trolloolololl end of series have some armageddon
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: SmartGirl333 on March 31, 2014, 05:05:11 PM
I have  ship art
 :jake:/ :cassie: :rachel:/ :tobias: :marco:/ :ax: tho it is shown that Marco/Ax is just a fic
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: DinosaurNothlit on April 06, 2014, 04:54:27 PM
Oh, man, something crazy just occurred to me.

First off, what if the real reason the Ellimist wanted to save the Iskoort in #26, had nothing at all to do with showing the Yeerks a way around parasitism?  That explanation never really made much sense to me in the first place, given how far away the Iskoort homeworld was from earth; the Ellimist must have known that the war would be long-over before the Yeerks and Iskoort ever made contact.

Instead, ponder on this.  The Ellimist's original homeworld, Ket, was covered in uninhabitable sulfuric swamps, which was what forced the Ketrans to live on the crystals in the atmosphere instead.  The Capasins destroyed the crystals, but we have no reason to assume that they wouldn't have left the planet itself otherwise intact.

The Iskoort homeworld (perhaps not coincidentally) has a surface covered by very similar sulfuric swamps.  Much like the Ketrans, the Iskoort were thereby forced to live far above the planet's actual surface.

So, here's the revelation that blew my mind: what if the Iskoort homeworld actually WAS Ket?!  What if, what the Ellimist wanted to save from Crayak's corrupting influence, was not the species, but the planet itself?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on April 06, 2014, 05:50:03 PM
...My mind is completely blown.

...On a totally less profound note. I've been doing a writing challenge on site where I write prompts for each letter in the alphabet relating to a specific topic. I picked Animorphs. Because I could. And somehow it's turned into random drabbles about secondary characters. Except one about Cassie, but whatever. THERE'S A THEME GOING.

A "if you haven't read the series, you can tell who gets the most page time based on the quality of the writing. More time = better writing" theme. Also I had the hardest time figuring out how to write about combining DNA for "F is for Frolis Maneuver." Morphing Sequences take a long time to write. D:
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: SmartGirl333 on April 06, 2014, 06:31:00 PM
I'm an animorphs geek. I know the EXACT canonical position of Ellimist chronicles.
(Book 54, most of Page 24)
I actually was not born when the series came out but I'm gonna reread by release date anyway!
This is gonna be a long post, but, I want to tell you the story of how I discovered the Animorphs. OK so I was in year 5 and a few animorphs books were permanently part of the class set. I had read all others so I had no choice. My first was I think #14 or #16 (the permanent books are #5, #12, #14, #16, #32) so I sorta got a bad impression from that filler. But I sought out the books in the council library. They only had the 7 damn books of reprint. I could not read #8 (my fave. look at dat sig) until I found the /eBooks section of this website! I bought TAC at a bookstore. In 2013 my bookish aunt Stephanie bought me a lot of books off Amazon and I bombarded my dad with random plots until he read TAC and then the real series. He is up to #28 now and he mostly reads eBooks. Mostly in release date order for Megamorphs and chronicles because WHO THE HELL KNOWS WHERE HBC FITS IN PLOT???? Mum read #1 and was like "meh you can tell me plots. I don't want to read another series."
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Aluminator (Kit) on April 08, 2014, 09:22:07 AM
Dino: That. Is. Awesome. I really like that theory. It's just crazy enough to make sense. You should write a fanfic about it.

Steph: You're a nerd. It's great ^_^

SmartGirl: A lot of us grew up with this series, so it's good to see that it's still finding new fans. I'm glad you're enjoying it ^_^ As for HBC: It has to fall between #13 and #23 somewhere-- probably somewhere in the middle, and at a time when the Animorphs haven't had much going on (ie not during the David trilogy). If you read it after any book from 14-19, it'll probably fit right in. The Megamorphs books do, in fact, take place according to their release date (putting them after books 7, 18, 29 and 40).
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on April 08, 2014, 11:01:37 AM
Dino? My mind has been completely blown.

K.A., you sneaky little devil, you. :wow:
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: SmartGirl333 on April 08, 2014, 05:51:47 PM
Thanks. I'm in year 7 now cuz I'm smart. lol yesterday I had an in depth convo with my dad about what qualifies as filler. We agreed on the definition of filler being "A book which does not contribute to the story arc but is just there to elongate the series or add funny. A filler book can be omitted without confusion for a new reader. #14 The Unknown (andalite toilet) is a good example." The other two classes of book are Character Development book; "which just develops a character's individual arc. There is not much effect on the main story arc but they should be read to avoid confusion. #5 The Predator (Marco + V1) is sort of an example." and Essential Plot book. "These books must be read because they have much effect on the main plot. Introducing non-throwaway characters and necessary concepts, these books are completely essential to the series. #49 The Diversion (families evacuated) is a vital part of the plot. otherwise people may think How the F did everyone's parents appear in the HB valley?"
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Noelle on April 15, 2014, 03:25:47 PM
I think my karma is totally shot now, after the flight 370 stories and thinking "dude...it was Nartecs."



I'll go figure out a penance now.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: SmartGirl333 on April 15, 2014, 06:54:49 PM
Here is link 4 v3 fic! https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10253001/1/Om-Nom-Nom (https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10253001/1/Om-Nom-Nom)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: QIfry on April 16, 2014, 06:46:13 PM
Ya, for a good reading romping time... 28 is a good book to go to. Hehehehehe... cow tipping. XD
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: SmartGirl333 on April 18, 2014, 06:26:17 AM
The Chee are way too overpowered... Especially if they had the crystal...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: kitw2009 on April 20, 2014, 10:20:18 PM
a young bald eagle followed me on a jog a few miles down a lovely, well-stocked river.

i had to resist the urge to call out:

HEYO, RACHEL.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Jdorsey314 on April 23, 2014, 01:21:41 PM
So, I had this idea that you could tell how widely known or popular a book series, TV series, game, website, etc. is by typing in kind of abstract things about it and googling it. scroll down, and see how long it takes you to see something from the series. I.E. "morph" and "block" are not words owned by anyone, yet they quickly give you pictures from animorphs and minecraft. based on my tests, I believe the series is doing very, very well. and so is minecraft! :D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Darth Revan on April 23, 2014, 05:05:46 PM
See, when I hear or see "Morph", I immediately think of "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers". :D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: kitw2009 on April 23, 2014, 06:36:07 PM
duckduckgo disagrees, unfortunately, but i'm sure that the demographic using that search engine is vastly different than the one using google.

and, well, it has nothing to do with my bias, but i'm still willing to give the results of your research the benefit of the doubt. animorphs is always doing well, in my mind. ;D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: DinosaurNothlit on May 13, 2014, 01:30:51 PM
I wonder what would happen if somebody morphed Helmacron and then died?  Would they get absorbed into the rest of the species, as ordinary Helmacrons do?

How freaking weird would that be?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on June 02, 2014, 08:52:32 AM
so I've been speed reading some of my favorites of late.

There is a very strong since of characters in this series being averse to being pitied.  Just the idea of it.

Wonder if it rubbed off
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: kitw2009 on June 02, 2014, 04:09:33 PM
cry references animorphs at a bit after 23:10.

Cry Plays: Dishonored [P5] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm-kOavwvAg#ws)

i was a tiny bit moved. also silently argued: "people are animals, silly."
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on June 09, 2014, 09:37:49 AM
I went through the David trilogy last night, first time in a year or two. And when they first mention his dad's a spy, I was trying to recall. I knew it wasn't FBI or CIA, and I was thinking it was just some made up group. And then late in 20 they say it's the National Security Agency. Laughed so damn hard at that, since it actually has meaning now.

David Snowden anyone?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: kitw2009 on June 09, 2014, 09:47:09 AM
I went through the David trilogy last night, first time in a year or two. And when they first mention his dad's a spy, I was trying to recall. I knew it wasn't FBI or CIA, and I was thinking it was just some made up group. And then late in 20 they say it's the National Security Agency. Laughed so damn hard at that, since it actually has meaning now.

David Snowden anyone?
xD *snort* very true. for me in the nineties, i wouldn't've thought much of katmike throwing the NSA out there.

technically, the NSA has always served in that capacity- to include a certain amount of monitoring of civilians (pats and non) as well as corporations (US and non). snowden's just heightened our awareness of their activities.

(not to get too sidetracked, but are people really so shocked that the NSA does what it does? >____> i mean.)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: pallosalama on June 19, 2014, 09:28:11 AM
As being fan of both Animorphs and Artemis Fowl series, I have noticed the similarities between
Andalites (specifically Ax) and Foaly. Well, hows this?
They are both relatively similar in appearance, also they act similarly, and have interest in technology.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: kitw2009 on June 20, 2014, 12:14:54 PM
i could barely tolerate 'the host'. how does this get screen time and animorphs doesn't? someone needs to fix hollywood's poor judgment with respect to raw script material.

seriously, 'the host' is animorphs- less an interesting cast and crew and with unnecessary 'romance'.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: pallosalama on June 20, 2014, 04:02:28 PM
I doubt if any series/movie could get the real animorphs spirit inside it, know what I mean? I kind of don't think they would work in other formats than books.
On other thoughts, I wish that KAA would make Crayak Chronicles, I would so read that! Ellimist - Crayak was very interesting pair of opposites  :)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: kitw2009 on June 22, 2014, 10:03:58 PM
i'd buy it.

there's a lot to explore with that, too. hrmmm. have you seen any satisfactory fanfics on that note?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: pallosalama on June 23, 2014, 06:43:40 AM
Unfortunately no. Maybe someone comes up with one sometime... though I would prefer author making it  :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: NothingFromSomething on June 23, 2014, 07:24:38 AM
i could barely tolerate 'the host'. how does this get screen time and animorphs doesn't?


Um, The Host is able to be mass-marketed and Animorphs involved 13 year olds basically in "Vietnam with Aliens"?  It's a no-brainer, something like The Host isn't going to incur the wrath of angry parents.  The target audience probably skews a little older too by a couple of years, so anything controversial in it's going to be diluted in terms of backlash.  That being said, I haven't seen it, been meaning to though.  Even if it is from the Twilight writer, the director's good and Saoirse Ronan's always pretty awesome in stuff.

It's just...yeah, even though they share similar themes the whole tone of The Host seems way less subversive and cause for "won't somebody think of the CHILDREN?!" reactions among the folks.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: kitw2009 on June 23, 2014, 01:56:20 PM
well, i'll take that logic and apply it to animorphs.

i've read the host; i haven't seen the movie. you admit that a great director and great actors can alter the contents of a book when translating to the screen - for better (or worse). i'd submit to you, then, that a cast and crew could take the contents of animorphs and make the movie something palatable for a broader audience. ...if that is, indeed, what's stopping hollywood from making this happen.

anyway- side tangent! :)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on June 23, 2014, 02:37:30 PM
It is definitely true that a great cast can alter your perception of a movie. XD I saw The Book Thief awhile ago, which is based on one of my favorite books, and it took me a while after seeing it to decide I didn't like it because the acting was really good. It was just that the acting was all I liked. XD As a stand alone thing it was kind of blah run of the mill WWII flick. As an adaptation it cut out most of what made the book stand out. Like leaving out some of the most interesting aspects of its main characters o.o

...It's things like this that make me not overly optimistic about an Animorphs movie, even if we got one.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: kitw2009 on June 23, 2014, 04:29:54 PM
four words. avatar: the last airbender.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on June 23, 2014, 04:34:19 PM
Why would you bring that up? We're never to speak of that.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: kitw2009 on June 23, 2014, 04:45:13 PM
moohahahaha... er... put that grenade launcher down, eh?


but i think that it Can Be Done. animorphs: the movie. done. i offer lorde's 'everybody wants to rule the world' for soundtrack consideration. ;D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: DinosaurNothlit on June 28, 2014, 03:01:13 PM
Did you know there's a species of worm (http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/lab-rat/2014/06/28/arctic-creepy-crawlies-part-i-the-ice-worms/) that requires below-freezing temperatures to survive?  For those who don't care to read the whole article, it notes that at temperatures above freezing, the worm's tissues start to fall apart and they basically melt.

. . . Perhaps the Venber were carbon-based, after all.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: donut on June 28, 2014, 07:09:43 PM
I don't think an Animorphs movie can be done, for a lot of reasons.  First, I think it would take too much material to develop the characters and the conflict to cut into even a 3 hour movie.  But I also think it can't be done because of how much of the series is the character's thoughts.  Take away the internal thoughts and struggles, and it's just a kids book.  The internal struggle about what line the characters are willing to cross and how the characters behaved externally was a lot of times a bit different than how they thought internally.   Besides just the moral dilemmas there were how they believed they needed to look to others, Jake, Marco, and Rachel all were very aware of an image they needed to present to the group even if they didn't always feel that way.

Those internal struggles and the differences between what the characters are feeling and what they're showing can be done on screen, but it's hard, and it takes a lot of time to do.  A series might be able to if it had hour long episodes and a decent budget.  Homeland and Game of Thrones I think are some decent examples of showing the internal worlds of the characters, especially Homeland.  But I don't think anyone would sign off on doing that for something aimed at kids.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: NothingFromSomething on June 28, 2014, 08:59:54 PM
Monologues and voiceover can be done, it's there a lot in noir type stuff.  But I think the way to go with that would just be as an opener to the story, a little "My name is.... ______ 30 seconds or so of monologue" at the start, kind of like the first Raimi Spiderman.

I've always thought maybe the best way to do Animorphs would be segmenting it a little, the "big event books" with some significant development and reasonably large scale would be movies, with an animated miniseries sort of bridging them.  But then you'd get a situation of people having to view the show between movies, and so many people wouldn't bother.

It's more just a combination of the special effects (live-action living things aren't quite there yet with CG, Avatar's close but even that's aliens, made up things where we're not intimately familiar with what they actually should look like) and more importantly content with Animorphs.  You've basically got two options: sanitize it so it's acceptable, or don't make it.  You don't get to do this the way the books were, not in reality.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: pallosalama on June 28, 2014, 09:26:36 PM
I think that we can all pretty much agree that movie or few movies out of whole series wouldn't be good idea.
Series with episode of every books would be best choice if it was to ever happen.
I do have to say that animation might be better in terms of price and feasibility
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: NothingFromSomething on June 28, 2014, 10:27:06 PM
Right.  A high-quality, traditional/hand-drawn animated series, something like the '92-'98 Batman series, or the 90s Spawn show, with a PG-13 rating and the freedom that comes with it.  Would be the best way to go.

Even that, though, how do you justify it?  Anything Animorphs at this point would have to be going after a new audience, as the built-in fanbase isn't really large enough to substantiate it.  So in terms of just selling the thing, a movie's the way to go, chase the new people.  An animated show is costly, and the audience just isn't there.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: pallosalama on June 28, 2014, 11:33:44 PM
I was thinking more about small project- Where group of skilled animators with animorphs interest would do it. I honestly don't think that many people outside existing fans would be interested about such, so it would work better in small scale.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: NothingFromSomething on June 29, 2014, 12:25:28 AM
Yeah, it's been tried a couple of times, a series and various comics and stuff.  Never seems to eventuate, a little more ambitious than what's there to back it up or whatever.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on July 09, 2014, 07:51:17 AM
So I found this today: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/17/childrens-book-series_n_4432884.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/17/childrens-book-series_n_4432884.html)

They've even included Animorphs! :D Although, the description there may not be as right as far as I'm concerned... Best part was, the person who shared the link on Facebook also grew up on Animorphs, and so did one other commenter. I think I better do some RAF-plugging. ;)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Jdorsey314 on July 15, 2014, 02:07:42 AM
If ax ate cinnimon bunzuh untill he exploded, he would likely die. or at least be in a lot of pain. its more likely that he would write a complicated equation to determine when he would explode...

also,
I must warn you: its about the series. the entire series. applegate is evil. that is all I have to say. it is not a spoiler. only an implication. If you are collecting the series, stop immediatly. enjoy the books you have. the fist books are wonderful. works of art. this is something that I cannot extend to the last. the perfect series in my mind has been torn in half. Its too late for me. but you might get away still. stop at... stop at book 47 or so. you might venture as far as book 52. but it will be a pointless punishment for your mind and heart. stop collecting the books.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nar Klawip on July 25, 2014, 02:04:36 PM
They put the Whole Animorphs TV Series on Netflix? Whose idea was THAT? We all just want to forget about it!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on July 25, 2014, 05:59:19 PM
I feel the same way about the CDi Zelda games, yet people still keep mentioning and writing about them.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: donut on July 25, 2014, 06:59:20 PM
If ax ate cinnimon bunzuh untill he exploded, he would likely die. or at least be in a lot of pain. its more likely that he would write a complicated equation to determine when he would explode...

also,
I must warn you: its about the series. the entire series. applegate is evil. that is all I have to say. it is not a spoiler. only an implication. If you are collecting the series, stop immediatly. enjoy the books you have. the fist books are wonderful. works of art. this is something that I cannot extend to the last. the perfect series in my mind has been torn in half. Its too late for me. but you might get away still. stop at... stop at book 47 or so. you might venture as far as book 52. but it will be a pointless punishment for your mind and heart. stop collecting the books.

I agree that the first half of the series was a lot better than the second, but I actually did that ^.   For about a decade I hadn't read anything past book 40.  I gotta say even though I didn't like how it ended, I'm glad I finally finished it.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on July 25, 2014, 07:27:30 PM
I'm in the same boat as Donut. The series went downhill once KA got the ghostwriters to work on the series, and I certainly wasn't happy about most of the ending, but it's still good to have finished it.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: DinosaurNothlit on July 30, 2014, 04:16:57 AM
My sister was the one who actually found this, surprisingly enough. (http://knitmeapony.tumblr.com/post/92848273534/kk-maker-misseclectica-fandalitescum-now)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on July 30, 2014, 06:59:22 AM
227 notes! Not bad. :D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on July 30, 2014, 08:50:30 AM
I love the Animorphs tag on tumblr. XD ...Aside from the fact that it's the only reason any of my posts get any notes.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on July 30, 2014, 11:17:49 PM
My sister was the one who actually found this, surprisingly enough. ([url]http://knitmeapony.tumblr.com/post/92848273534/kk-maker-misseclectica-fandalitescum-now[/url])


That is just adorable right there. I like the "Let's do it" with the bear paw.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: donut on July 30, 2014, 11:28:39 PM
Quote
I like the "Let's do it" with the bear paw.

Someone needs to make that as a pendant or something.   :D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: XenoFrobe on August 01, 2014, 05:16:25 PM
Shower thought: A Chee growling probably sounds like a chainsaw revving.  It's definitely my headcanon now.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Falco tinnunculus on August 02, 2014, 11:08:49 AM
http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1468 (http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1468)
R.I.P. 1468-21,comrade,fellow avian,(and maybe a)fellow nothlit.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chumbledor on August 02, 2014, 08:42:25 PM
Would a Yeerk trapped in human morph age?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: XenoFrobe on August 04, 2014, 08:59:24 PM
Would a Yeerk trapped in human morph age?

Like any other nothlit, yes.

----

Shower thought #2: If Ax took the DNA from all the other animorphs and spliced it together to create his morph, does that kind of technically make them all his biological parents?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on August 05, 2014, 09:52:37 AM
Why do Hork-Bajir even have names? The Yeerk Empire uses them as slaves, and empathizing with them is prohibited. You would think refusing to let them have names would be a step towards completing the process of taking away all identity. I guess maybe the Hork-Bajir name themselves and each other, but wouldn't the Yeerks punish them for it? I suppose giving them a designation number instead of a proper name would make their new "names" similar to Yeerk names, and the Yeerks don't want that. But maybe they need some word to differentiate them because certain hosts belong to certain Yeerks.

Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: XenoFrobe on August 05, 2014, 10:49:44 AM
Why do Hork-Bajir even have names? The Yeerk Empire uses them as slaves, and empathizing with them is prohibited. You would think refusing to let them have names would be a step towards completing the process of taking away all identity. I guess maybe the Hork-Bajir name themselves and each other, but wouldn't the Yeerks punish them for it? I suppose giving them a designation number instead of a proper name would make their new "names" similar to Yeerk names, and the Yeerks don't want that. But maybe they need some word to differentiate them because certain hosts belong to certain Yeerks.

Well, considering they got almost completely wiped out on their homeworld and the small remnant was saved and enslaved by the Yeerks, they'd become kind of a tight-knit community in their cages as their Yeerks fed.  I imagine that even if they were born without a name, the older Hork-Bajir from the homeworld would probably give them one.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nar Klawip on August 05, 2014, 11:06:46 AM
How the HECK did the Yeerks catch that Garatron to infest it?

I'm imagining a whole bunch of animorphs themed Coyote and Roadrunner shorts but with Hork Bajir controllers and the Garatron instead of the roadrunner.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on August 05, 2014, 11:38:10 AM
I'm sure they used higher technology. It doesn't really matter how fast you are if they have a fleet of bugfighters. Those things are fast too, and programmed to keep up with other ships zooming around.

Then again, maybe he's voluntary. Did we ever find out anything about it as an individual?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: donut on August 05, 2014, 12:52:45 PM
*shrug*

Humans hunt bigger and faster animals all the time, and zoos are full of them.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nar Klawip on August 06, 2014, 10:38:44 AM
You guys both make good points. My way is funnier though.

And for my random thought...

Would a mentally handicapped but otherwise perfectly physically fit human make a better host for a Yeerk than a normal human? Would they be less likely to to try to escape when their Yeerk is in the pool or be less able to fight back while being controlled?

This thought makes me feel like a bad person.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on August 06, 2014, 10:56:47 AM
While I'm sure it would make it harder for the host to devise an escape plan, the mentality of a host effects the Yeerk as well. Hork-Bajir controllers sometimes talk dumb, and Taxxon controllers are said to be about as bad as Taxxons. Any mental problem a host has can adversely effect their Yeerk, so there are pros and cons to using physically fit but mentally deficient hosts.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nar Klawip on August 06, 2014, 12:45:23 PM
I didn't really take into account how it would affect the Yeerk controlling said human. Duh. Reminds me of something Terenia said ages and ages ago.

Clearly as time went on he somewhat lost his mind. I think that this is in part due to the fact that he was inhabiting Alloran, who was a few crayons short of a Crayola box. Together they made a rather unbalanced team.

Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on August 06, 2014, 03:15:49 PM
Yeah, I'm sure part of the reason V3 is as crazy as he is, is because of who he uses as a host. I'm not sure if it's really discussed by the characters all that much, but the evidence is there that hosts really do have an effect on Yeerks. Which is partly why voluntary hosts are so valued by most of them.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on August 09, 2014, 03:36:33 PM
So this showed up on my Facebook wall as someone's shared post. Jaw nearly hit the floor.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nar Klawip on August 10, 2014, 02:05:29 PM
Woah.

That reminds me of something from #17 (The oatmeal book) when they were trying to break into the Mental Hospital.

We were gathered near the Rupert J. Kirk State Mental Health Facility. It was two floors of red brick. There was a little fountain just outside the front door, and lots of shade trees and lawn chairs sitting out on the grass. It could have been an old folks' home, or a slightly aged apartment building. Except for the fact that it was encircled by a high chain-link fence. And there were three strands of barbed wire atop that fence. And there was heavy wire mesh on the windows. But aside from all that, it looked perfectly nice.

"Who else has the willies?" Cassie wondered. I held up my hand.

"What are willies?" Ax asked. He was in human morph.

<A vague, creepy feeling,> Tobias explained. <The subtle, unsettling sense that something you can't quite see is desperately wrong.>

"The feeling I get when I reach the school door every day," Jake muttered.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: NothingFromSomething on August 10, 2014, 02:26:22 PM
Much as I like and respect the guy, that's all well and good coming from Michael Grant, successful author.  The majority of kids are going to end up in uniformly regimented jobs and careers, and need to be prepared for that.  Not everyone can be an author, more or less working for themselves and at their own pace.  And if you look internationally, the countries getting the best results are the ones than operate the way schools used to, emphasizing the basics and using regimented repetition.  The Asian nations all do it, the northern Europeans do it.  Yeah, school stress has probably increased a bit since the 70s, but so has the world.  Our systemic results with literacy and numeracy rates are lagging behind, and that's because we're trying all this alternative stuff without making sure kids are graduating knowing the basics.

As for whether a handicapped human host is more attractive to the Yeerks, I doubt it.  They kind of us all as substandard anyway, a simple resource to be harnessed.  Even a high-functioning human being they'd be arrogant enough to think they'd be able to squash immediately anyway.

And I think Esplin's change/evolution in personality between the Hork-Bajir World years and Earth is maybe just more an incongruous thing in the writing, or he just got more jumped-up and egotistical and careless as his power and rank grew, rather than that being anything to do with inhabiting Alloran.  Alloran wasn't really a nutso dictator anyway, more just sort of prideful and paternal to the point he was playing god.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Nar Klawip on August 16, 2014, 01:45:04 PM
I always loved it when the Animorphs needed to know something important and Ax had to explain that "there was a pretty girl in class flirting with him the day they learned about that, or he fell asleep, or that there was a game later that day so he hadn't been paying attention..."

It was an awesome way to show that teenagers would be teenagers, no matter the race or species and it really helped me connect with Ax knowing that, at the end of the day, he was still just a kid like the rest of the Animorphs.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on August 16, 2014, 03:29:28 PM
I think in the atlantis book Ax believes they're about to ask what these aquatic/amphibious "aliens" are, and just tells them straight up he doesn't know what they are. Because when some new alien shows up, they all look at him like he's going to know their names and a brief history about the species.

I really do wish they found a legitimate alien species living at the bottom of the ocean, given how different the real life creatures down there can be from anything we find up here.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: The Spectre on September 11, 2014, 09:42:39 AM
READ THIS! READ THIS! READ THIS! READ THIS! NOW!!!  :P


http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/08/animorphs-why-the-series-rocked-and-why-you-should-still-care (http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/08/animorphs-why-the-series-rocked-and-why-you-should-still-care)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: NothingFromSomething on September 11, 2014, 12:07:15 PM
Pretty funky (uh, rad, groovy, bodacious?) article!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on September 11, 2014, 01:49:24 PM
That article. :')
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on September 11, 2014, 02:06:22 PM
That article was worth reading, for sure. It's odd to see that kind of series in a young teen section, but it was a great series.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: NothingFromSomething on September 11, 2014, 02:25:39 PM
It...was a young-teen series, though.   :huh:
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on September 11, 2014, 02:46:24 PM
Yes that was the demographic, but I'm saying it's a bit hardcore for a teen book. The demographic for stuff like that is a little higher than what Animorphs was going for, right?

It's like sure, Land Before Time and Secret of NIMH were meant for kids, but they were still prety dark.

Those movies were by Don Bluth, and I think he said somewhere that you can show a kid things that are quite dark, and it's okay as long as it has a happy ending. Apparently it works. Animorphs didn't go with the don Bluth ideology, since it had a downer ending. Not that I think KAA was inspired by Donb Bluth movies.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: NothingFromSomething on September 11, 2014, 04:44:11 PM
Animorphs was the exact same target audience as Goosebumps and Potter.  She just got away with more, for reasons unknown.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on September 11, 2014, 06:00:23 PM
I'm aware they had the same target audience. I'm just saying Animorphs is significantly darker than Goosebumps.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: NothingFromSomething on September 12, 2014, 06:24:31 AM
Well, sure.  But what's that got to do with the demographic, or where book stores placed it on the shelves?  They're still YA books, the same target audience.  Harry Potter started out pretty innocent, moved dark by the end.  Goosebumps was mildly scary, but still the same audience as Nancy Drew or whatever.  Dark as Animorphs might have been comparatively, it's still pretty clearly in that 9-14 or so range though, wouldn't logically be anywhere else in a bookstore.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on September 16, 2014, 12:13:11 AM
So, I was driving home from work today and I glance over at the side of the road and oh hey, it's hawk I don't see many of those around here. And then...

"OH MY GOD IT'S A RED TAIL. OH MY GOD."

...That's it. Then I was past it and couldn't see it any more and then really distracted by the fact that it was probably carrying a small mammal considering what it had been doing when I saw it.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: NothingFromSomething on September 16, 2014, 12:58:28 PM
Ooh, small mammals.  Tasty.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: XenoFrobe on September 17, 2014, 11:41:25 AM
http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2014/06/02/woman-knocked-out-cold-by-aggressive-hawk/ (http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2014/06/02/woman-knocked-out-cold-by-aggressive-hawk/)

URL kinda says it all, really.  I'd been wondering about the actual real-life combat potential of a hawk, but it seems to me that if anything, KAA actually underestimated Tobias' capabilities.

Also, I realized that most of the times they see Visser 3 in the books, Tobias is almost always the first one to go straight for him.  And most of the time, he actually comes out on top.  That's kinda awesome.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on September 17, 2014, 11:55:58 AM
An Andalite's one blind spot is directly above, I think, which is why Tobias kind of has an edge there.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on September 17, 2014, 12:02:01 PM
Actually, an Andalite's blind spot is between its stalk eyes. Because they'd be able to look straight up. Also I feel like there's no way Tobias would be able to drop straight down on anything except from a very short distance. Anything else would require him to come down at an angle if he wants to steer?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on September 17, 2014, 04:25:49 PM
Yet, the best way to seek up on an Andalite is from beneath.
Even with 4 eyes, there's an unacceptable amount of area they can't see.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on September 17, 2014, 04:40:39 PM
Trying to come straight down from too far would mean he'd have to make a high speed 90 degree turn. Certainly not easy. Any battle you can fly away from was a good battle, though.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on September 18, 2014, 07:13:28 AM
They're renovating the plaza in my neighborhood.

I went through there yesterday, looking at all the half empty bottles, and cranes and debris and looked at the sky.

No ships.

Well, I guess it's not an abandoned site.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on October 01, 2014, 12:05:05 PM
At lecture on vision today.
Guy who does modeling makes case that human vision isn't all that much worse than raptors. And broadly, there's evidence for this.


Applegate.
Tobias.
Perceptions.
Dashed

One more thing Tobias was needlessly moping about
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: XenoFrobe on October 01, 2014, 02:34:55 PM
Yeah, but there is more to vision than just the clarity your eyeballs can achieve.  A lot of it is in how your brain interprets the massive amount of visual data it's being given.  I once read a study talking about how colorblind people can actually spot movement better than people without colorblindness.  And, speaking as a person with deuteranopia (red/green colorblindness) I can say that I always spotted people in Call of Duty faster than my brother did.  I can remember hundreds of times my brother just swept the camera right past an enemy soldier running straight for him while I shouted,"QUICK GET THE GUY THE GUY YOU JUST PASSED QUICK (http://www.housepetscomic.com/2012/03/26/the-hunger-for-games/)"  *ded*  XD

So yeah, we might be on par with a bird of prey's eyes, but they'd probably be better at processing a lot more peripheral stuff and picking out movement while sweeping a huge area than we would be.  After all, that is what they have to do to survive, all day every day.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Falco tinnunculus on October 15, 2014, 06:03:46 AM
Found one of our teachers have the faint remember of"reading a book about transforming kids saving the earth".As you can imagine I geeked out and try to ask him about further informations,but she keep asking me about the how I felt about the chemistry exam.:P I didn't even mention RAF yet!
Also,the exam was junk.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: XenoFrobe on October 31, 2014, 06:21:08 PM
Friend just linked me this:

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[10/31/14, 5:14:51 PM] Dingus McPringus: I freaking wish

lol
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on October 31, 2014, 08:34:45 PM
You jellie, brah? I'm jellie.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on December 03, 2014, 09:42:11 PM
Mom, what else do you think I would've thought when I opened the paper and saw a headline "Youth held on morphing charge". :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: SmartGirl333 on December 05, 2014, 12:24:53 AM
I just re-read book 18, and realised a plothole: Why is Ax angsting over V3 having a Kafit bird if it's one of the basic morphs and Alloran could have easily had the morph before getting yeerk'd.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on December 11, 2014, 12:43:47 AM
I found this somewhere.

I don't even know.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: SmartGirl333 on December 11, 2014, 12:47:26 AM
^That is totally fanart for CinnamonBunzuh (I SUMMON ADAM FROM THE DEEP WEB)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on December 11, 2014, 12:55:11 AM
I actually found it on Instagram. :P Isn't CinnamonBunzuh the podcast?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: SmartGirl333 on December 11, 2014, 12:57:22 AM
CinnamonBunzuh is a review blog on blogspot owned by adam (yes, this forum's adam) and a crazy lady called ifi. Ifi has a fanon where V3 owns loads of cats.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on December 11, 2014, 01:02:13 AM
Ooh, the same Instagram had this totally hilarious fan art where Visser Three was covered in kittens. It's quite the villainous trope. ;)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: SmartGirl333 on December 11, 2014, 01:05:37 AM
Post it.
(That's totally ifi's instagram...)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on December 11, 2014, 01:21:07 AM
Here it is, included the Instagram handle also if you recognize it.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: DinosaurNothlit on December 11, 2014, 12:33:40 PM
Just for the record, that second pic is by Necrosis_Demon, who happens to be a RAFian.  :D

Also, my sister found this (http://drunk-animorphs.tumblr.com/) (which I think is probably supposed to be a take on stuff like this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLGuWyfUH5Y)).  WARNING: Profanity and drunkenness in that second link.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on December 11, 2014, 10:09:59 PM
Haha, no wonder I recognized it. I've seen her Andalite drawings while lurking on here. It's sad that no one bothers to give credit these days when posting stuff on fan accounts, especially the Tumblr generation of fans. :/

Also, I would totally do that reading if I had a sufficient supply of alcohol. :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Quaf on December 21, 2014, 08:06:03 PM
Let's get fishical, fishical!

*morphs into fish*
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: SmartGirl333 on December 21, 2014, 09:42:29 PM
Going to do a grand re-watch of poparena's reviews soon!
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on December 24, 2014, 06:05:35 AM
The first thing I thought of when I saw this picture was: not Tobias' best moment.

(http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/2014-12/19/17/enhanced/webdr11/enhanced-2186-1419026977-19.jpg)
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: AndaliteBlues on December 24, 2014, 01:21:54 PM
The first thing I thought of when I saw this picture was: not Tobias' best moment.

Birds of Prey:
Majestic from the side
Derpy when looking head on
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: SmartGirl333 on December 24, 2014, 02:33:35 PM
Let's get fishical, fishical!
Quafajinivon

You actually
you put a post into your sig
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: RYTX on January 01, 2015, 07:35:07 PM
the SF zoo has the bald eagles right across from the grizzlies.
The bears are both girls, but still, can't help but think of her.


On a different talk, someone brought up fighting off gorillas. Someone else brought up that they may be strong, thought it could be beat with a kick in the stones.
That disturbed me, but I couldn't  help but think it would be hysterically to come up in the series
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on January 01, 2015, 09:58:14 PM
Well, considering they're more direct ancestors of humans, I wouldn't be surprised. :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Sorunome on January 03, 2015, 05:54:44 AM
What if they morph something small and de-morph somewhere where there is no space for a human?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on January 03, 2015, 06:12:02 AM
That's happened a fair few times, usually disaster. In #9, Cassie demorphs from termite while still inside the block of wood, and she's nearly squashed in it until Ax cuts it open.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Sorunome on January 03, 2015, 03:34:19 PM
wait

just had a more random thought.

What if z-space is like another dimension.....and when entering a worm hole you travel through z-space o.O
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: NothingFromSomething on January 03, 2015, 09:25:02 PM
It's a pretty similar concept, yeah.  Hyperspace in Star Wars, Warp in Star Trek, all the same general idea.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: SmartGirl333 on January 04, 2015, 06:49:00 PM
One time I was reading book 54 on my kindle and for a couple of seconds I thought "Wow, this fanfic is really in character." before realising it was an actual book.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Stephquiem on January 15, 2015, 11:20:33 PM
So, on a RP forum I'm on, someone has a character whose middle name is Aximili. They were trying to work out how to justify this IC without being like "I just wanted to make an Animorphs reference." Today we realized that the character was born post-book 4's release anyway, so it would actually be totally legit for him to be named after Ax.

And that's the story of how Animorphs got fit into the Harry Potter universe.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Phoenix004 on February 13, 2015, 09:35:34 PM
Feeling nostalgic about my old Animorphs fic, considering finally going back to it after all this time...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: darthdakka on February 20, 2015, 05:49:27 PM
Feeling nostalgic about my old Animorphs fic, considering finally going back to it after all this time...

DO ET! You know you want to!   ;D
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Phoenix004 on February 21, 2015, 06:06:17 PM
Ha ha, thanks yeah I actually do. I don't know if you're ever read it, but I first wrote it a LONG time ago and I did start working on a revised (and hopefully improved) version a while back.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: XenoFrobe on February 22, 2015, 02:27:27 AM
So I started drawing up my concept of how I think The Rachel would look.  I don't draw often, but I felt good about what I had so far.  Then I set it aside to play through Mass Effect 2 and 3 again.  That's when I realized that my sketch looked exactly like The Normandy, only stubbier.  *sigh*  Literally back to the drawing board.  :\
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Phoenix004 on February 22, 2015, 10:20:22 AM
That is actually an amusing thought. Like picturing him hanging out in the hotel doing normal human things to maintain his cover, all while wondering if Tobias is secretly watching or if he's just being paranoid and foolish. :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: darthdakka on February 22, 2015, 10:41:46 AM
Ha ha, thanks yeah I actually do. I don't know if you're ever read it, but I first wrote it a LONG time ago and I did start working on a revised (and hopefully improved) version a while back.
I wouldn't know. What's it called?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Phoenix004 on February 22, 2015, 04:53:20 PM
You won't have read it, haven't worked on it in years (started part 1 when I was 13). It's called Animorphs Travels and I almost finished part 2 of the series before abandoning it. Originally planned to make it a long running series.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: darthdakka on February 22, 2015, 05:12:54 PM
You won't have read it, haven't worked on it in years (started part 1 when I was 13). It's called Animorphs Travels and I almost finished part 2 of the series before abandoning it. Originally planned to make it a long running series.
Oh I see then. What was it about? Also, I'm thinking about writing a bit of fic myself sometime soon, would you be interested in helping out? Even if its just to have someone to bouncing ideas off of and make sure I'm not derailing the canon characters?
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Phoenix004 on February 24, 2015, 07:54:34 PM
Sure I like bouncing ideas around, just send me a PM or something.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: darthdakka on February 25, 2015, 11:55:32 AM
Will do as soon as I get a chance.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Alan Fangor on March 02, 2015, 07:47:58 AM
Totally random.

The toughtspeak of Andalites is a problem, at school. Human teachers may prevent the students copying during a class test. They need to talk each other.

But Andalites? They could easily communicate each other without anyone noticing...
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Phoenix004 on March 02, 2015, 07:52:53 AM
Good point. Maybe they all have to take tests solo? Or perhaps they don't have tests in the same way we do.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Chad32 on March 02, 2015, 08:08:56 AM
Ax was in the same room as a cute girl in xenobiology class. We know that. We also know it's kind of possible to tell that someone is talking privately, even if we don't know what they're saying, because they'll look distracted. I'm not sure how they'd do tests, unless the tests are considerably different.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on March 02, 2015, 09:32:39 AM
Yeah, I suppose they take tests in a completely different way, maybe isolated or by some mechanism which can detect thought-speak impulses. In any case I'm pretty sure they wouldn't have as many random tests as we do. :P
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Saffa on March 05, 2015, 10:53:46 PM
Just scrolling through my Twitter feed when.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: NothingFromSomething on March 06, 2015, 07:40:31 PM
Haha, Grant's awesome.

I need to track down the rest of the Gone books.  Trailed away from them after the second one, not through lack of interest just never got around to continuing.  Both Katherine & Michael have awesome senses of humor.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Phoenix004 on March 06, 2015, 08:25:04 PM
If I cave and get Twitter (which I'm actually considering doing) I'm so adding KA and MG. Those two are awesome :)

Ax was in the same room as a cute girl in xenobiology class. We know that. We also know it's kind of possible to tell that someone is talking privately, even if we don't know what they're saying, because they'll look distracted. I'm not sure how they'd do tests, unless the tests are considerably different.

Being in the same room during class makes sense, but that doesn't mean they all take tests together. Maybe they actually have an education system based on learning instead of grades, in which case they wouldn't have tests in the traditional sense (or at least far less frequently than we do).
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: skjaedigare on March 10, 2015, 11:06:02 PM
I wonder what the different aliens and alien concepts are called in different translations of the series.

Edit: Just running through the languages i have some familiarity with: Yeerks are "Yirks" in French and German, and "idoiter" in Swedish. "Chee" are "Cheys" in French, "Djee" in German, and "Chier" in Swedish. Unfortunately i'm not aware of any Chinese translation of the series or i'd check.
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: darthdakka on March 11, 2015, 03:18:48 PM
Just scrolling through my Twitter feed when.
LOLZ
Title: Re: Totally Random Animorphs Thoughts
Post by: Alan Fangor on March 13, 2015, 12:46:42 PM