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Hello all!
« on: April 26, 2017, 10:39:10 PM »
My name is Jeff. I can't tell you my last name.

But I can tell you that I'm Tyler's brother! I'm also a lifelong Animorphs fan. I read the books way back when, and I've never forgotten them, or Applegate's incredible, engrossing characters. The Team has stuck with me. I love Animorphs, possibly even more as an adult than I did as a kid. It's a "kids" book series, but one that never pulls punches, never talks down to the audience, and gives an unflinching view of child soldiers in a brutal war for survival. I'm rereading the series now, and listening to The Hindsight, a really awesome animorphs podcast that I highly recommend.

Anyway, I look forward to chatting about one of my favorite book series of all time with all you fine folks. Cheers!

-Jeff
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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2017, 02:54:50 AM »
Hey there, Jeff - welcome to the forum! Happy to have you here :) Have a look around the boards, and if you need anything, don't hesitate to PM a staff member.

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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2017, 02:58:57 AM »
Hey there Jeff

When I was 8 a cassowary pecked my hand so hard it started bleeding

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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2017, 08:55:12 AM »
 :o You touched a Cassowary??? I'm so jealous! They're my favorite animal. I don't think they'd hold up well against Hork-Bajir, but I'd definitely take it into battle against Taxxons or human controllers. I bet a Cassowary would open up a Taxxon like a tin can.

Anyway, Tyler is doing good. He's working and watching after mom since dad passed away last year. He misses you guys and he was excited when I told him I was joining RAF. I'll pass along your salutations.
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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2017, 10:47:11 AM »
Hey, whattup?  :D
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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2017, 12:35:29 PM »
Not much. Rained out of work today, so I'm going to try and pound out another chapter in the fic I'm writing.
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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2017, 07:03:06 PM »
:o You touched a Cassowary??? I'm so jealous! They're my favorite animal. I don't think they'd hold up well against Hork-Bajir, but I'd definitely take it into battle against Taxxons or human controllers. I bet a Cassowary would open up a Taxxon like a tin can.

They're pretty insane. The one I was feeding was at the zoo, but I've some on the side of the road when driving up north. They'd definitely tear taxxons apart XD
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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2017, 07:12:13 PM »
Hello there, and welcome to RAF! So cool to have a legacy member of sorts. :D

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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2017, 07:36:38 PM »
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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2017, 08:19:18 PM »
Hopefully we will see more soon. I don't know why, but I've got a good feeling about the future of Animorphs. I feel like something is going to happen soon. It's too good a series to go quietly into the night. It needs a new audience.
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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2017, 06:00:47 AM »
Welcome Jeff, tell Tyler we said hi :)

Cassowary would actually be a pretty badass battle morph. They're surprisingly dangerous and aggressive animals, plus they look terrifying. I used to volunteer at a zoo with free roaming emus and they scared the hell out of people even though they were big wusses, lol.
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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2017, 07:32:13 AM »
Welcome to Jeff, RAF. Dah, I mean, welcome to RAF, Jeff.

So, I assume cassowary is your species, I assume? ;)


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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2017, 06:11:07 PM »
I would totally morph a cassowary for battle! Razor sharp claws, bony head cask for butting fools outta my way, and a seriously bad attitude.

You know, cassowaries are one of the *very* few animals on the planet that can actually feel hate? It's like Humans, hogs, hippos, cassowaries, orcas, and water moccasins.
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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2017, 08:00:13 PM »
From what I've heard about them, it wouldn't surprise me. Depends how you define hatred though, as it's kind of difficult to prove what emotions animals are capable of. I'm currently studying animal behaviour and a common problem in the field is people projecting human feelings onto animals (or even inanimate objects), even though most animals probably think very differently to us.
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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2017, 08:22:39 PM »
Emotion isn't uniquely human. Many other mammals share the necessary parts of the brain to experience complex emotion.
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« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2017, 08:47:06 AM »
Obviously other animals have emotions, but they don't tend to display them in the same way we do. For a lot of animals "smiling" is an aggressive sign, showing off their teeth as a threat.
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« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2017, 08:46:49 PM »
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« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2017, 09:17:19 PM »
Smiling is hard to convey with a beak, in my experience.  :P

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« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2017, 09:18:46 PM »
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« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2017, 09:29:01 PM »
As a Cassowary, I never smile. I just glare balefully at the world.
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« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2017, 07:27:12 AM »
And the world flees in terror :P
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