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Introductions & Departures / Re: Hi
« Last post by Quaf on November 15, 2017, 04:32:12 AM »
Introductions & Departures / Re: Hi
« Last post by DinosaurNothlit on November 14, 2017, 10:21:48 PM »
Hello and welcome back!  I don't really remember you from before . . . either you were before my time, or my memory is terrible.

Well, the second one is true, regardless.  :P
Introductions & Departures / Re: Hi
« Last post by Finaqua on November 14, 2017, 08:28:50 PM »
I think it was Vanish
Animorphs Role Playing / Voice/Text chat RP anyone?
« Last post by netspider86 on November 14, 2017, 08:22:15 PM »
Hey everyone! I'm a 30something fan of the series, read it first in Italian forever ago, and got back to it in more recent years. A while back I tried to get a few friends with some moderate RP (D&D) experience into trying a softer approach to an Animorphs themed campaign, but it never worked; probably because I was the only fan of the series in the group!

I'm not really that into forum based RPG because of pace, time restrictions due to work and other stuff, and so on. So I'm looking for a smallish group anywhere in the world who'd like to try this online, either via text or voice if you'd prefer. I reckon timezones will be hard, so it won't be too frequent, but worth giving it a try! Right? Yes? Maybe? I'd prefer something with at least some minimal structure - not purely interpretation based - but a very lightweight system that leaves a lot to the GM would work just fine!

I don't have a huge experience with GMing but if no one else in the group wanted to do it, I'd be up for giving it a try.

Let me know who's up for it!
Animorphs Forum Classic / Re: Could the Chee make artificial hosts for Yeerks?
« Last post by alaois on November 14, 2017, 04:22:59 PM »
perhaps they could program the robot hosts for plot-convenient nonviolence? :D

but anyway, I always had the impression that the chee couldn't really replicate themselves.  ie, the chee body could contain a yeerk, but the chee don't just build new chees, they're all the same since the time of the pemalites, right?  so the pemalites probably could've built robot host bodies for the yeerks, but I tend to headcanon assume the chee themselves couldn't.  because while I agree with DinosaurNothlit that it would've been a huge risk, I think them not willing to risk it reflects pretty poorly on them given that they know their new host planet is gradually being infested and enslaved.  it's one thing to be a pacifist, it's another to refuse even peaceful means of trying to stop the war.  Sure, they can't join in by violence, but if they have a non-violent means to help but choose not to just out of not wanting to risk their own skin in the game, well that'd be pretty selfish, you'd have to assume it's more of a seerow's kindness/prime directive thing to make it remotely palatable that they wouldn't do it, and that would be a pretty flimsy reason not to at least do it for well-vetted members of the YPM.  POSSIBLY they were capable of doing it but not capable of making the bodies unable to commit violence, so their programming stopped them from doing it on the basis that it could've been a cause of violence.... but I prefer my headcanon that only the pemalites could've built such fully automated bodies...  perhaps that was part of crayak's long game?  realizing the pemalites had technology that could've helped the yeerks transition into a potentially peaceful species and away from their biologically conditioned parasitism.
Introductions & Departures / Re: Hi
« Last post by Ash on November 14, 2017, 02:39:08 PM »
Welcome (back) Finaqua!

What was your old username? :)
Animorphs Role Playing / Re: GESB: OOC Discussion
« Last post by Shenmue654 on November 14, 2017, 11:25:08 AM »
Heck, I'm still waiting on Terenia. :P
Animorphs Role Playing / Re: Galaxy's Edge Space Bar
« Last post by Luke Skywalker (Ossanlin) on November 14, 2017, 07:32:48 AM »
<Drop the attitude...and the act.>  Ossanlin keeps his back facing Salem, tail swishing back and forth.  He looks up at the ceiling of the flight deck on the Mirage, sparing only a single stalk eye for Salem.  <You are demanding that I betray my own people.  Requesting that I hand over the schematics to our most-effective warship for you to use as you please.>  He turns his head so that he can look out the corner of one main eye at Salem, his face darkened by a serious and intimidating expression.  <I don't like you.  I have nothing but contempt for the way you live your life.  Always running...never standing your ground like an honorable being.  Your deep concern for your own self-preservation combined with an apparent lack of caring for anyone BUT yourself.>

He pauses before sighing and turning to face Salem.  <So imagine my surprise when I read you.>  His visage softens for a moment, but then firms again.  <You are asking more of me than I'm willing to give, especially to you.  I'm not promising anything, but if you want my cooperation, you'll start by being honest with me.  Completely honest.>  Ossanlin steps slowly toward Salem.  <You'll tell me everything.  Where you're from...the FIRST universe you came from.  You'll tell me who you really are...who you were then.  And you'll tell me exactly what that agonizing pain buried in the recesses of your mind is.>  He stops, standing only a couple feet from Salem.  <You have ONE chance at this, Salem.  One.  No attitude, no swagger, no jokes.  You will relive your past HONESTLY as you recount it.  You will not mask anything with humor.  You will not sidestep the truth with false bravado.  You will tell me all of it.>  He raises his hand toward the Mirage's ramp in a gesture.  <Or you can be on your merry way and get what you need from someone else.  And you do NEED what I have for once.  That much is clear.>  He regards Salem with the same serious expression, falling silent, waiting for the "trader" to make his decision.
Introductions & Departures / Hi
« Last post by Finaqua on November 14, 2017, 06:32:00 AM »
Hey guys! I LOVE animorphs! I read them as they came out as a kid and then reread them again as an adult. I was a pretty active member on this site about 7 years ago while I was rereading the series. I'm thinking about rereading the series again soon so I figured I'd make a new account!
General Fan Fiction & Art / Re: Memoirs of a RAFian
« Last post by Cloak on November 14, 2017, 06:14:16 AM »
New chapter.

The Kenjutsu Initiate and the Naginatajutsu Initiate

Blue slowed his walk and considered. He knew that there were three initiates left. He assumed that their competency left much to be desired, akin to their predecessors. He didn't want to lead them back to the forum. That was his headquarters, his stronghold. It's where he laughed, slept, and lived. He would also endanger the other RAFians.

Not because these initiates were particularly dangerous. Oh, no. Their incompetence made the idea of them as a legitimate threat laughable. But they carried what essentially amounted to body cams that had a direct feed to the Tribunal. And that would be the last thing that Blue wanted. The Tribunal would use that information . . . and may actually get what they wanted.

Sure, there's Code Avalon, and it's more reliable than it was over a year ago, but it's still being perfected. And it wasn't flawless or infallible. Granted, technically, nothing is infallible and flawless -- perfection doesn't truly exist, and only fools strive to achieve undeniable perfection.

If the initiates don't find him, then he will have to hunt down the remaining three. Shouldn't be too hard -- they're all wearing those stupid ninja-like initiate outfits. They'd probably be trainees in the last three disciplines of ninjutsu.

Suddenly, Blue ducked a slicing whizz through the air. Then he leaped over another. Sidestepped to the right to dodge and a hacking slash downward.  Wheeled around to the left to dodge an upward slash to see the initiate using what appeared to be a three-foot katana.

"Wow," Blue said, "the Tribunal finally sent a competent initiate this time. Kenjutsu, I presume?"

The initiate said nothing.

"Ah," Blue said. He was feeling talkative for some reason. Perhaps his inner Spider-Man was coming out. "One of those strong silent types, I see."

Again, the initiate was silent.

"Well," Blue said, "can we hurry up and get this charade over with? I need to -- I have an errand to do. It's kinda important, and can't wait."

Once again, the initiate was silent, and just swung his sword, almost as he was a mindless automaton. It was unnerving now. It was like he was lobotomized or something.

Blue caught the blade in his arm bladed arm grieves, and it was caught in the hooked blades. Then Blue, with a great amount of strength (not superhuman strength though) he disarmed the initiate, as the sword sank a foot into the soft soil. There had been a drenching rain the night before.

Blue left the initiate, whom he assumed to be defeated. He was getting a bit ambivalent, dangerously so. He continued to look for the remaining two initiates -- the sooner he deals with them, the sooner he could cut them off at their head.

His path was soon obstructed by an initiate with a naginata, a Japanese analogue to the medieval glaive. The blade at the edge of the polearm had a single edge, but without any ornate pattern. The polearm shaft was lacquered and looked well-maintained. It was a simple, vanilla sort of weapon. And the naginatajutsu initiate was actually competent with it.

Blue dodged each strike, with the benefit of the densely packed trees making the weapon less effective than it would ordinarily have. So, Blue stuck to the shadows. Hiding in plain sight.

But then something fortuitously unexpected happened.

The previous initiate, the kenjutsu initiate came over, and couldn't see Blue either. But instead of joining forces with the naginatajutsu initiate, he started to argue with him. The two were so loud, with actual words drowned out by one another.

This was an opportunity to get away from them, and Blue smiled. This was most certainly a way to defeat them. Division amongst the ranks.
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