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Animorphs Reboot
« on: May 15, 2017, 12:25:15 AM »
I'm getting back into this series after a long hiatus. I recently started reading the books to my kids and one thing led to another and now I'm writing a full-scale reboot.

Here's the link to my series outline.

It should go without saying but just to cover my bases: the series outline contains spoilers, so if you just want to read the fan fiction as I add updates, go for it. But I wrote out where I want the series to go and where and why my continuity is different.

And this is the link to #01: The Fallen. I’ll post when I've added new chapters, but the links will always bring up the most current version of the documents.

I feel it may have some pacing issues. I write better collaboratively, so feedback and suggestions are very appreciated. My Google Docs settings for these documents allow anyone to leave comments.

And feel free to check out my Tumblr if you're at all interested.
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Re: Animorphs Reboot
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2017, 08:01:20 AM »
I just added Chapter 7.

Feedback is welcome.

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Re: Animorphs Reboot
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2017, 12:24:03 AM »
Added Chapter Nine

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Re: Animorphs Reboot
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2017, 05:46:44 PM »
Woah, I seem to have forgotten to check in on this thread.

I reformatted my original chapter structure, posted Chapter Eight earlier today.

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Re: Animorphs Reboot
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2017, 09:21:48 AM »
This is fantastic. I haven't had time to read all of book 1 yet, but i read the entire outline. Count me in. As i have more time, I will read and update with my thoughts.
I went to the window and looked up at the stars. Somewhere up there, around one of those
cold, twinkling stars, was the Andalite home world. Somewhere up there was . . . hope.

<They'll come,> Tobias said. <The Andalites will come. And until then . . . >

I nodded and wiped away my tears. "Yeah," I said. "Until then, we fight."

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Re: Animorphs Reboot
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2017, 12:40:37 PM »
I added Chapter 9.

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Re: Animorphs Reboot
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2017, 03:01:27 PM »
Chapter 12 is up. I keep sharing the chapter links on the Facebook group, the subreddit, Tumblr, and I've even tweeted them, but I keep spacing to post on the forum. Sorry, I'll try to be more fastidious with future chapters.

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Re: Animorphs Reboot
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2017, 04:16:11 PM »
Chapter 13 is up.

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Re: Animorphs Reboot
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2017, 02:17:14 PM »
Chapter 14 is up.

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Re: Animorphs Reboot
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2017, 09:15:31 PM »
Finally got a chance to read this, and, just, holy crap.  You've managed to change the story at all the exact right points, to make it into something completely new and all your own.  I'm glad I saw the version of an Andalite you're working on as a 3D model, because the way you described Elfangor in your book, I just can't picture him any other way.  He seems so much more alien, the way you've written him, and the deer-centaur concept would not have done him justice.  Makes me curious about how you'll depict Ax, when they get around to meeting him.  But right now I mostly just can't wait to see the Yeerk Pool OMFG.  It took me a while to notice the lack of Hork-bajir and Taxxons anywhere in the story thus far, which is simultaneously weird to me for an Animorphs book and yet makes perfect sense in your story.

The only thing I was going to point out was how out-of-character you've portrayed Cassie . . . but then I got to thinking, and actually that's an improvement, too.  :XD:
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Re: Animorphs Reboot
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2017, 09:17:04 AM »
The Hork-Bajir and Taxxons will appear soon.

As far as Cassie, she's intuitive, empathic, an environmentalist, and she's attuned to her emotions. I just made her more confident.

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Re: Animorphs Reboot
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2017, 11:49:32 PM »
The Hork-Bajir and Taxxons will appear soon.

 . . . I probably should have seen that coming.  :P  Yeerk Pool, and all.

As far as Cassie, she's intuitive, empathic, an environmentalist, and she's attuned to her emotions. I just made her more confident.

Yeah, I guess you didn't actually change her that much, it's just so weird to see her and Jake in such a straightforward relationship.  It still makes sense that they would be, they are sixteen and that's the age where such things accelerate much more quickly than at the tender age of twelve.

Also, I can't get the quote "Hot dildo monkeys!" out of my brain.  There's a thing that original-books-Cassie would never say.  :P
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Re: Animorphs Reboot
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Re: Animorphs Reboot
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Re: Animorphs Reboot
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Re: Animorphs Reboot
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2017, 06:56:06 PM »
I had some minor writer's block with Chapter 18 and ended up taking the kids to a minor league baseball game the other night, so I'm a bit behind. Still aiming to have the next chapter on Wednesday.

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Re: Animorphs Reboot
« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2017, 09:54:37 AM »
I didn't get Chapter 19 posted till about 2:30AM, EST so I decided to wait till morning to post the link. I'm probably just going to either slide into a Thursday-Sunday schedule for awhile, and that itself may become a Friday-Monday goal by the end of the book, but I'm going to keep aiming for two chapters per week.

Ahh, the joys of killing all my free time.

Chapter Twenty is likely going to be a little late because I want to revisit my outline. I planned this as a roughly thirty-chapter novel, so I want to make sure I'm on point for the last round of chapters.

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Re: Animorphs Reboot
« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2017, 09:55:25 AM »
So I'm up to over 500 views and only a handful of comments...

Hmm...

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Re: Animorphs Reboot
« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2017, 10:33:16 PM »
So now I'm up to just shy of 800 hits and still no comments...

Oh well, here's Chapter 20...

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Re: Animorphs Reboot
« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2017, 10:36:30 PM »
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Seriously, does no one comment on this forum? Has anyone posted on AO3 that hasn't posted here?

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Re: Animorphs Reboot
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2017, 06:23:25 PM »
Love it so far (around Chapter 20).  I love the twists that you've thrown in, and I'm wondering if certain characters will survive the first book.  Characters that didn't survive the first book in the original, but are still alive at this point.  One criticism I have is that sometimes there's quotes with no name attached, and it's not always easy (for me, anyway) to tell by context who is talking.

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Re: Animorphs Reboot
« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2017, 11:45:24 PM »
Trying to work on the multiple narrator thing. I get it. For the reader, it can be a bit confusing. For me, the author, it's he said, she said, constantly over and over, so it gets a bit tedious identifying the speaker and it's an easy thing for me to drop. Let me know specific areas and I can fix it.

Anyway, thanks for the feedback, sorry it took me so long.

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« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2017, 04:36:52 PM »
I'll try and let you know, but it happens a lot.  Too bad if you tried searching for quotation marks it would just assume you were specifying search parameters...

My Dad talks that way all the time (I do a bit, too), where we'll talk about things without providing any frame of reference to the audience.  So it's something I notice, because I'm trying to pay attention to it myself, and I love calling my Dad out when he does it.

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Re: Animorphs Reboot
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2017, 08:47:32 PM »
Just stumbled on your story while trying to find my own fan fiction I posted, and I gotta say, I am HOOKED. Keep going please! I am interested on how it's all going to tie it. You're very good :)