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    217 KB Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)20:32 No.8160505  
    Last game the DM had us fight a group of these fuckers.

    I don't know whether to high-five him for nostalgia, laugh, or facepalm.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)20:34 No.8160529
    Wait, is that....?

    Fuck, it is.

    high-five him OP. While facepalming.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)20:35 No.8160553

    High-five him with your face.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)20:36 No.8160568

    Make out with him?

    Also, what would the level adjustment be for these guys as a PC race?
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)20:37 No.8160585

    Not what I meant, but sure. So long as I get to watch.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)20:40 No.8160639

    Probably LA +2, +2 STR, +2 DEX, -2 INT, -2 CHA, natural weapons and armor up the ass.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)20:48 No.8160776
    >hork bajir

    holy shit i nostalgia'd hard
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)20:50 No.8160804

    These are my FAVORITE
    >> Internet Black Knight 02/18/10(Thu)20:51 No.8160815
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    holy shit. awesome.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)20:51 No.8160829
    Oh man. I loved the Hork-Bajir.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)20:52 No.8160845
    What the fuck are Hork Bajir?
    >> Shas'o R'myr !!TZikiEEr0tg 02/18/10(Thu)20:53 No.8160850
    Interesting...I was just thinking about how I needed a servitor race.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)20:54 No.8160862
    Hork-Bajir have to be one of my favorite alien races ever. They're just barely humanoid, but not genocide machines like most non-humanoid aliens. Plus, you gotta give respect for a people who can rip their skull apart, exposing their brain, and then press it back together like nothing happened.
    >> Shas'o R'myr !!TZikiEEr0tg 02/18/10(Thu)20:54 No.8160867

    Animorphs. Race [enslaved?] by the Yeerks.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)20:54 No.8160871
    Earth-tree still good!
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)20:55 No.8160876
    And Yeerks?
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)20:55 No.8160884
    Actually, all of the alien races in Animorphs were pretty cool. I especially admire that KA Applegate specifically said that most aliens are NOT humanoid, which a lot of writers go with and it usually feels cheap.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)20:56 No.8160899

    Aliens from Animorphs. They're over seven feet tall, look like somebody attached several razor blades to a giant velociraptor, genuinely frightening in combat, but are peaceful and eat bark. They were genetically engineered to eat bark and force plants to release CO2 to thicken the atmosphere of their planet, and were naturally given a low IQ also. However, once a generation you have an anomaly called a Seer, who's a Hork-Bajir smarter than most humans.
    >> Shas'o R'myr !!TZikiEEr0tg 02/18/10(Thu)20:56 No.8160902

    Brain slugs that control your mind. Need some sort of special radiation every three days to stay alive.

    Klendrona...Klendagon...Klaymora...something to that effect.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)20:56 No.8160903
    Parasitic slugs that can take control over your body when they are able to get into your ear canal and then envelop your brain.

    Oddly, by the end they were NOT all evil.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)20:56 No.8160905
    you mean -4 INT. These are folks who didn't even understand what a drawing is.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)20:57 No.8160911
    Kandrona, motherfucker!
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)20:57 No.8160918

    Parasitic slug-people who crawl through your ear and wrap around your brain, making you their host. They leave once every three rays to absorb a special radiation their sun gives off.
    >> Shas'o R'myr !!TZikiEEr0tg 02/18/10(Thu)20:58 No.8160925
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    Sure, let's go with that.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)20:58 No.8160935
    The -2 is for PCs. Remember, they get special Hork-Bajir every few generations who are as intelligent as people are.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)20:59 No.8160951
    What were the other guys? I forgot their names. The centipede guys who are always hungry.

    I always felt sorry for those guys.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:00 No.8160967
    Taxxons. And don't feel too sorry. They'd tear you to pieces in a fucking second if they got the chance.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:02 No.8160986

    I believe one of the Andalites morphed into a Yeerk and took control of one of em or something, and it as all sad and shit. I don't remember.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:02 No.8160994
    The Howlers were deadlier than the Hork Bajir.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:03 No.8161002
    Taxxons: 4e minions as characters.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:04 No.8161010
    I didn't realize it at the time but do you think that Applegate based the Andalites a bit of Star Treks Andorians? Both are blue militaristic aliens with stalks on their heads...
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:04 No.8161024
    The Howlers were created from the ground-up to be killing machines by the bastard offspring of Sauron and Cthulhu. Of course they'll be deadlier.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:05 No.8161027
    An Andalite morphed into a Taxxon but stayed in that form too long so he was stuck like that forever. Sad story, bro.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:05 No.8161031
    Except that Andalites look completely different otherwise.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:05 No.8161034
    You're thinking of the Andalite that got stuck morphed as a Taxxon. He had Andalite intelligence, but massive Taxxon hunger that he couldn't control, only hold at bay for a short time.

    The Andalite Chronicles was one off the better books.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:05 No.8161036
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    >this thread
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:05 No.8161043

    Except the Andalites are fucking Centaurs, have no mouths, are telepathic, absorb nutrients out of plants through specialized organs in their hooves, and have fucking *Scythe Blades* on their tails for close combat.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:06 No.8161044
    i'm from yuropp and what is this
    >> Library Lass 02/18/10(Thu)21:06 No.8161048
    I think there's still room to feel sympathy for them. They actually agreed to serve the yeerks because the Yeerks told them they would find away to control their hunger. They never did, if I remember correctly. After the war the Taxxons were all given their choice of one morph to spend the rest of their lives in. That ended up doing the trick.
    It was Arbron, Elfangor's buddy, who morphed into a Taxxon and got stuck as one.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:07 No.8161067
    the howlers were mary sues
    >> Internet Black Knight 02/18/10(Thu)21:07 No.8161068
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:07 No.8161073
    I can't even remember all of the weapons that the Howlers had. That's how heavily armed they were.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:07 No.8161078
    Taxxons as a whole got a happy end. Except Arbon T_T
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:08 No.8161088
    Oh yeah, you can feel sympathy all you want, but you still kill those bastards. Don't let sentiment stop you, because they won't.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:08 No.8161091
    I remember reading this as a kid.

    Looking back on it, seems that the series went waaaay darker than most teenager stories would ever go.

    I stopped at like.... book 31 or something. Kind of regret it, not seeing the ending.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:09 No.8161099
    Now I have to go back and read all of those fucking books.

    Also, a miniatures game based on the Animorphs universe would be dope as shit. Like 40K without all the grimmdark.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:09 No.8161110

    The main ones they used were their Dracon Rays, flechette guns, and of course the Scream.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:10 No.8161124
    Dude, the Animorphs is ALL ABOUT GRIMDARK.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:10 No.8161130
    >> Library Lass 02/18/10(Thu)21:11 No.8161140
    Oh fuck yes.
    I've always wanted to do an RPG using that series too, for that matter.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:11 No.8161143

    The ending was a bit of a clusterfuck. You're not missing much.

    Although the crippled cannon-fodder conscript "Auxilliary Animorphs" is a deliciously grimdark part of the endgame, I must admit. As is the genocide, sicide-mission assasinations agains *family members*, and so forth.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:11 No.8161144
    And they can just tear you the fuck in half with their bare arms, and they had retractable blades on their wrists. And the most messed up thing?

    They weren't actually vicious or hateful at all. They had no idea that other species were real. They just thought that they were playing a game.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:12 No.8161157
    Those books certainly had a lot of "Your life is ruined and fucked up forever."
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:13 No.8161177
    Also, they could regenerate. And they have a hivemind, so combat experience is shared amongst every single Howler.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:14 No.8161201
    Andalites > Hork-Bajir
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:15 No.8161217
    Jake, the leader? He suffers from PTSD and is almost suicidally depressed from the guilt over what he had to do to win, including allowing Rachel to die and dumping tens of thousands of Yeerks into space. Keep in mind that this was after we found out that Yeerks were NOT always evil.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:15 No.8161224
    Kids getting into a violent game is a sight I do not wish to remember. Now imagine if those kids were killing machines with no empathy.
    >> teka 02/18/10(Thu)21:16 No.8161238
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    being a young adult is all about scary changes. And sometimes, its about horrifying aliens. Oh god, run kids!
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:16 No.8161245

    Didn't the designated protaginist love couple take advantage of that by morphing into them and teaching them "Love"? For the sole purpose of fucking over their boss?
    >> Library Lass 02/18/10(Thu)21:17 No.8161259
    The next planet they went to, the Howlers tried to kiss everyone instead of kill them.
    So Crayak wiped out their entire species.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:18 No.8161276
    They might've had empathy, they were just always taught that what was going on wasn't real. Remember, the Crayak is an evil bastard.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:18 No.8161277
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    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:19 No.8161290
    Man, the Crayak was creepy as hell, especially when Jake sees it while having a near-death experience when he was a Controller
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:19 No.8161291
    Crayak always was a giant douche like that
    >> Internet Black Knight 02/18/10(Thu)21:20 No.8161308
    could do a campaign where the PCs are involved in the war between the Ellimist and Crayak
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:21 No.8161320
    One thing that always bothered me about the series was that Ax got his human body by merging the DNA from the human kids. If that were possible, then why didn't the kids turn into awesome combinations of badass animals? Bear plus Pistol shrimp plus Elephant.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:21 No.8161328


    *Visser Three becomes Visser One after the Animorphs rescue Marco's Mother and kill her Yeerk. Soon he declares open war.
    *In a stroke of brilliance, using all of the blood the kids have spilled in battle over three years, the Yeerks do a DNA analysis and determine that the Andalite Bandits are not, in fact, Andalites. The Animorphs then fake Marco's death, find Tobias' mother, give her the morphing power, and try and get everybody else out as well. Tom gets to Jake's parents first though
    *They increase their forces by about 30-40, conscripting crippled kids and giving them the morphing power.
    *The Yeerks steal the Blue Box.
    *The Animorphs blow up the Yeerk Pool and about half the city
    *They also get assistance from the army. Along with every auxillary Animorph, the military makes a suicide charge at the Blade Ship and Pool ship, while the Originals and Erek sneak on.
    *Rachel is the only person on the Blade Ship. She fights Tom, who betrayed Visser One, and kills him. However, she has to de-morph, and is killed in human form.
    *Jake, in a WHAT THE FUCK MAN? moment, flushes the Yeerk Pool aboard the Pool Ship, instantly killing aboyt 17,000 Yeerks. He forces Visser One to surrender, stops Andalites from destroying Earth, gets Ax promoted to Prince, and becomes HERO OF THE IMPERIUM, to the point they consider putting his face on Mount Rushmore. He falls into a state of depression, as does most everybody else.
    *They get a message three years later that Ax has been captured by an unknown entity. They go into deep space, and find the Blade Ship, being controlled by renegade Yeerks, and Ax, who's being possessed by The One (presumably Crayak).
    *"Ram the Blade Ship."
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:21 No.8161334
    The Ellimist book was awesome too. He basically starts out as a gamer on his own planet and then through a series of shenanigans ends up being omnipotent.
    >> Library Lass 02/18/10(Thu)21:22 No.8161342
    Because Ax's human morph was combined from three members of the same species.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:22 No.8161354
    He just was a mixture of different people in the same species. I'd assume that trying to become a mixture of species would be way difficult. Plus, you'd need to get a Pistol Shrimp and a bear together at the same time to get their DNA.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:27 No.8161445
    rolled 13, 13, 10, 9, 1, 13 = 59

    he was dealing with the same 48 chomosones.

    If you add 1, just 1 chomosone, you get downsyndrome, or worse.

    Unrelated, Twilight has bella being pregnant in about 2 weeks because edward just gave her 1 chomosone sperm or some shit.

    Animorphs dealt with the horror of war and the gradual inhumanization of slavery in a mature way for small kids to understand.

    Why the fuck don't we have an animorphs movie? Goddammit, we're past the shitty TV show, we can move on to a kick ass movie. The entire fucking series SCREAMS ACTION.

    Awesome morphing scenes, like Cassie-angel?
    Fucking Centaur, giant Maggots, Fucking Lizardmen bladegons ?
    Romance, real life problems, grimdarkness ?

    Goddammit, now i want a movie.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:28 No.8161463

    Holy shit. That's depressing as fuck.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:28 No.8161468

    A movie wouldn't do the amount of material justice. Seriously.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:28 No.8161469
    goddamnit now I want to read it all over again. only problem is there were like OVER 9000 books, so i barely scratched the surface
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:28 No.8161472

    Evidently the Hork-Bajir are native people in the DM's world, as are the Andalites, Taxxons, and Gedd. Yeerks are aberrations from the Far Realm, and have been possessing people, slowly taking over everything. Evidently about two-thirds of the Underdark is theirs now.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:29 No.8161477
    They'd obviously try to kiddy it up so you end up with the Lightning Thief instead of GRITTY CHILD SOLDIER ACTION
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:31 No.8161522
    Also, Erek was a jackass. If he hadn't depowered the Dracon Beam, Rachel wouldn't have died.
    >> Internet Black Knight 02/18/10(Thu)21:31 No.8161524
    don't you remember the TV show?
    this anon does
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:31 No.8161529

    Why aren't children's series this fucked up nowadays? Only recent one I can think of with a somewhat equally depressing ending was The Pendragon Adventure, and at least they still sorta won.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:33 No.8161546
    I would think that it would be more fucked up if the Animorphs did all the same shit and DIDN'T get emotionally damaged along the way. These are just kids, maybe not even teenagers yet.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:33 No.8161552
    I don't remember many series being that fucked up when I was a kid. Just Animorphs... and the other series the author did. Maybe she just hated kids staying sane?

    What happened in the other series? I only read to like.. book 4, but I heard that was a short series.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:33 No.8161553
    I don't remember any of the characters by name, Tobias was the alien guys half son or some shit right? Ax was the alien helping the kids who loved cinnabuns, right? And Crayak was the yeerk controlling the alien/Tobias's dads brother or some shit right?
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:34 No.8161566
    rolled 4, 14, 3, 3, 3, 3 = 30

    Make it a trilogy. Cut out some downtime issues. For example, keeping the issue where cassie realises she's a bloodthirsty cunt, dropping the one where they're just dicking around a forest.

    BTW, the cassie sacrifice was both the greatest plot armor bullshit i've ever seen. And i loved every minute of it.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:35 No.8161591
    What? Only thing I remember is Tobias being the hawk, because he got stuck in that form. Well, then got morphing ability back, but hawk was still his default form then.

    Which made the Tobias-Rachel relationship really awkward. Yay semi-bestiality?
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:36 No.8161601
    I think you're talking about Rachel. Cassie was the nice girl.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:37 No.8161620
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    Crayak is the bastard offspring of Sauron and Cthulhu.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:37 No.8161628

    Tobias- Elfangor's son, trapped in Hawk form.
    Ax- Cinnabon-loving Andalite. Elfangor's brother
    Crayak- cosmic horror. Combination of Sauron and Nyarlathotep


    I stopped reading Remnants after 6. Like, half the cast dies, and the other half becomes fucked-up mutant people.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:37 No.8161631
    rolled 6, 2, 17, 1, 2, 9 = 37

    Tobias is Half Andalite, Half Human, Half Hawk. But he gets nothing special.

    See, you remember the first issue? Prince Elganfor or something? Yeah, that way his FATHER.

    And elganfor knew it too.

    Later, he gets morphing powers back from elminister for helping the hork bajir.

    Also, anyone play the videogame?
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:38 No.8161643
    yeah but in the prolouge book about the alien who gave the kids the cube in the first book it mentions how his brother or dad or firend or some shit was the first and only one of their kind to be taken control of by a yeerk.

    Also he morphs into a human and totally taps some chick he saves from yeerk slavers, who turns out to be tobias's mother. He even addresses him as "my son" in the end as he gives them the cube.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:38 No.8161646
    >I stopped reading Remnants after 6.
    Remnants? I was thinking of Everworld, I believe it was called. What's Remnants?
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:41 No.8161687
    rolled 15, 10, 7, 11, 6, 2 = 51

    Teddy rosevelt, Charles Darwin, and H P Lovecraft are fighting robot patriots? Awesome.
    Yeah, he learns it when Visser 3 tells him. Also, in a briliant example of wanting to see the innocent in people, he watches her for four days efore going with the woman who said she knew his father, Checking that she wasn't a headworm, but IGNORING THE BATHROOM STOPS EVERY 2 HOURS.

    (Staying in morph over 2 hours = Staying in that form)
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:42 No.8161693

    Meteor destroys Earth, about 500 humans escape on spaceship in deep-freeze. Right at book 2 300 of them didn't wake up since the process was flawed, and more die from there. One kid's body shut down during the trip, but his mind was active for the next 400 years, causing him to go crazy and develop psychic powers. More people start manifesting powers, the planet they land on is a ship, more people die, etc.
    >> Shas'o R'myr !!TZikiEEr0tg 02/18/10(Thu)21:42 No.8161709

    Another series. Asteroid hits earth, ghetto-rigged space shuttle saves 80 people. They are taken aboard this big intelligent ship capable of terraforming called Mother, then Bad Things™ happen.

    Then everything calms down and they find earth which looks like a rotten baked potato. They crash Mother into it. More Bad Things™ happen, but then they finally fix Earth with the ship.
    >> Lord Raptor !XQ6W0CNp/o 02/18/10(Thu)21:44 No.8161731
    Meteor hits earth, people escape on a shuttle, land on crazy fucked up planet, really weird shit happens. I read about five books before the series got pulled form my school.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:44 No.8161739
    Wow. Where's shit like that nowadays? Everyone seems to just want happy thoughts.

    Fuck that, have some child soldiers with cancer being hunted down by society.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:45 No.8161754
    ITT: People forget that the yeerks were utterly addicted to cinnamon apple oatmeal.

    Seriously, Visser Three had to confiscate it like crack cocaine from them.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:46 No.8161778
    Becaue even grim dark drug addictions can be funny when its apple cinniman instant oatmeal.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:48 No.8161794

    And the Prawns were addicted to Cat Food. Doesn't make it any less fucked up.
    >> Shas'o R'myr !!TZikiEEr0tg 02/18/10(Thu)21:48 No.8161798
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    >> Lord Raptor !XQ6W0CNp/o 02/18/10(Thu)21:50 No.8161820
    I think I still have the book where that's found out. The Yerks would do stupid shit for it.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:50 No.8161821
    Read the Animorph series for a loooooong time when I was a kid, sort of fell off of it when it got to the oatmeal addiction stuff and the "choose your own adventure" books though.

    I did grab the last book though and read the end where Jake says, "We're going to ram the Blade Ship."

    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:51 No.8161843

    Didn't the Animorphs break into the Yeerk pool and try to get into the giant warehouse they yeerks had been stockpiling the confiscated boxes in so they could pour it into the pool and get every yeerk hopelessly hooked?
    >> Internet Black Knight 02/18/10(Thu)21:51 No.8161844
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    it really didn't seem that grimdark when i was reading it when i was younger. but now, looking back, it's pic related.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:51 No.8161846
    Shit. I have like, every fucking book in the goddamn series still, except megamorphs 2 and 3, and a few of the ghostwritten ones.

    Are there pdfs/ebooks of these floating around? If not, I may go on a scanfest this spring break or summer.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:52 No.8161863
    fuck yeah animorphs

    these books were what got me started with sci-fi and by extension, grimdarkness, way back in 2nd grade

    we were one fucked up class of seven year olds

    some things ive always wondered, when the andalites were still in their medieval phases how do you think an andalite army would have acted since they are all cavalry all the time?
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:53 No.8161875
    Any of you read the book where the Animorphs sneak into the house of the principal? I think his name was Chapman? He and his wife were being controlled by yeerks but their daughter was still human. She lived in a silent hell because she was unpopular at school and at home her parents made no attempt to keep up the human facade. Father would sit on the couch and stare at the TV, mom would robotically chop carrots in the kitchen. They'd never hug her or tell her they loved her or ask her how things were.

    God damn, those books were sick man.
    >> Shas'o R'myr !!TZikiEEr0tg 02/18/10(Thu)21:53 No.8161883

    Andalites rode andalites into battle!
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:55 No.8161906

    Probably go all Mongol and charge while firing bows. The fact that they have virtually no blind spots, telepathy, and natural weapons being described as too fast to normally see, they'd probably have some huge advantages. I don't think that Andalites feed all the time as they walk, otherwise poisoning the ground would be a viable tactic too.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:55 No.8161909

    They had a pretty Eastern type "warrior-poet" mindset, so probably a mix of chinese/japanese warrior culture and Mongolian-type horseback archery/melee combat.

    Wasn't their medieval period like a thousand years? I remember Ax commenting that he was shocked at humans' ability to develop and use new technology so quickly.
    >> Lord Raptor !XQ6W0CNp/o 02/18/10(Thu)21:56 No.8161920
    I think I still have that one to, and yeah his name was Chapman and I'm surprised that girl didn't go completely nuts.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:57 No.8161931
    All the depressing shit and mindfuckery from the last animorphs books condensed into a postapocalyptic surreal survivor series. Shit had a happy ending, but GOD DAMN was it fucked up.
    Almost everyone on earth dies at the end. Of the first book. Mutant baby becomes an evil alien, psychologically unstable teenagers at each others' throats, there's a body count like you wouldn't believe, and there was surreal shit out the wazoo that turned out to be a giant alien spaceship with an insane AI. They retardify said AI, take it to Earth, find survivors, there's some shit with a conspiracy where three of the mutants evolve into slime creatures, they get eaten by a lesbian, then some time travel in the middle and crazy psychic jesus sacrifices himself to restart the world.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:57 No.8161932
    rolled 7, 14, 6, 5, 19, 6 = 57

    It's like talking with that nice germanic fellow with a moustash who has a love for small kids and art

    Then growing up and cracking open a WW2 textbook...

    When you're a kid
    "Cool! They're helping out all the crippled kids!"

    When yo grow up
    "Holy shit! They're using gimps as cannon fodder to save themselves! From fucking mindrape slugs!"

    Yeah, the series just gets darker and darker as you grow up and more of it is pointed out for you.

    Like the fact the andalites use criminals and convicts to do assassinations. The yerks are mindrape slugs as previously mentioned, humans ignore the cries of their breatherin while watching Full House as they await their brainslug reinsertion...

    You know who the only good guys are in the series? OP's Pic. And that's just because they're too retarded to know what evil is.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)21:59 No.8161979

    >implying the Chee are evil
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)22:00 No.8161998
    Hork Bajir: Proof that ignorance is bliss.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)22:01 No.8162013

    If Erek hadn't disabled the Pool Ship's weapons, Rachel would still be alive.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)22:01 No.8162015
    Oh, right, forgot about the Chee. Though they're more neutral than anything, IIRC. They don't really fight, just hide themselves.

    Though a small group of Chee could probably wipe out most of the Yeerks. Weren't they stupidly advanced even compared to Andalites?
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)22:01 No.8162016
    a sin of omission is as bad as a sin of commission, and the chee's militant pacifism(if that makes sense) definitely qualifies
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)22:01 No.8162019
    rolled 7, 16, 3, 11, 14, 1 = 52

    Good point. Forgot them, sorry.

    Yeah, the dog guys are pretty rad. They even let their killer cyborgs who are too horrible and efficient at killing they make MARCO sick to have a soul thing.

    That's making the kid shoot old yeller, and making him watch while he does it.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)22:06 No.8162084

    Erek reprograms himself to allow killing. He massacres a room of Hork-Bajir well over 100 strong, restarts Marco's heart, then grabs all of the Animorphs and pulls them out of the warehouse and brings them about a mile away all in under a minute. If it weren't for the limiters, he'd probably be able to keep up with WH40K power levels.
    >> Lord Raptor !XQ6W0CNp/o 02/18/10(Thu)22:06 No.8162087
    Ah Remnants nothing beats reading that series as a kid of 10 years old and it going into fine detail about how being impaled by a piece of metal feels, what a body goes through in 400 years of rotting in a cyrogenic chamber, what happens when someone is perforated by micrmeteorites, and a guy who's skin gets ripped off and replaced with a clear plastic like substance.
    >> Internet Black Knight 02/18/10(Thu)22:06 No.8162094
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    funny you should mention that. b/c in one of the books, the one where they go back in time and create an alternate history, they stumble upon Der Fuhrer. Except, in this history he's just a grunt. I'm pretty sure Tobias goes nuts and kills him.

    pic is from the description for Remnants. which is also incredibly GRIMDARK for "young adult novels."

    i think we've found a new Black Library author.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)22:10 No.8162139
    Cryakspeed, my son.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)22:11 No.8162154
    rolled 2, 20, 6, 16, 4, 6 = 54

    Dood, if they release a necron withthe name Erek, i wouldn't be surprised.

    And yeah, think about that. He has to live with it for the rest of his life. It's like when Dresden, with the True Sight. He has to live with himself for ever.

    Fuck, i think it'd be easier to stat him in M&M then in DnD. As a fucking PL X
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)22:11 No.8162159
    i still have every single one of these books packed away

    now i want to go find them and read em again

    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)22:11 No.8162161
    i had no idea what op was talking about until i took a close look at those arm blades

    then i nostalgiad
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)22:12 No.8162167

    Tobias tries, but cassie stops him. In hindsight, it was pretty bizarre having a black chick defending hitler.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)22:13 No.8162182

    Cassie is well-read enough to know that ANY time that somebody tries to kill Hitler, things get worse.
    >> Internet Black Knight 02/18/10(Thu)22:17 No.8162234
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    thanks, Einstein
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)22:20 No.8162265
    It was awesome. Too bad he couldn't just reprogram himself to, y'know, FORGET the horrible slaughter part so he could remain badass and annihilate the Yeerk.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)22:21 No.8162273
    Well, what else could've happened if he hadn't disabled the weapons?
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)22:22 No.8162288
    rolled 4, 16, 6, 18, 5, 1 = 50

    She's sub temporaly grounded.

    In M&M terms, she's immune to time travel fuckery. She knows when somethings fucked up. She remembers, for example, the time Jake decided to give up and be a normal kid, in one of the books, where they ended up winning (At a huge expense)

    Turns out eltimister had things planned from the beginning. Marco's mom, Jake's bro, Tobias's dad, all these things meant they'd end up fighting Yeerks sooner or later, no matter what.

    So, in more grimdarkness, she remembers a time when their leader gave up and let the HP Lovecraft Eye god get his way with the entire group. No one else does.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)22:29 No.8162395
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    Too bad all the "good guys" in the Animorphs had some seriously fucked-up morals. If they got to choose between A), defend themselves against their attackers and kill them, or B) do nothing as the attackers enslave and/or kill them, then go on to do the same to countless other races - they'd usually choose B.

    The worst ones were those FUCKING robots. One was basically indestructible and had superman-levels of strength - a single one could've wiped out the entire Yeerk invasion force if it was clever about it ,but doing harmful things to toher creatures was too eotionally scarring for it to stomach doing so. Yeah, asshole, let all those other people fight and die defending themselves while you sit around and cry like the little bitch you are - and the worst part is that nobody ever though this was a morally corrupt position to take.

    I hate people who think like that.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)22:31 No.8162432

    that was the point
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)22:32 No.8162448
    I was scared for the longest time the Yeerks existed. I would never go with anybody alone, or even without a group. I'd feverishly trying to decode the location of the Animorphs (turns out it was California or something) and planned escape routes in case they came for me.

    Of course I don't do that anymore, but sometimes, sometimes I see something and I wonder if I'd lost that suspicion too easily...
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)22:33 No.8162470
    It still pissed me off.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)22:33 No.8162472
    rolled 12, 9, 9, 17, 2, 19 = 68

    We covered that allready. Taking out 100+ Hork Bajir and bringing someone back from the dead, and moving a five party team of animals, in under a minute counts as God Mode with Infinite Stats.

    Fuck, why doesn't he just cure global warming? Or World Hunger? Or Fucking war? He could go around catching bullets out of the air and telling people to be nice.
    >> NG Pally !!UB9AXCUn8mL 02/18/10(Thu)22:36 No.8162512

    His creators were peaceful and they programmed their robots to be peaceful. They all got wiped out by the Howlers, but hey, sucks to be peaceful.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)22:37 No.8162532
    rolled 5, 9, 11, 4, 9, 18 = 56

    Then why give them God Mode that makes them Terminators on Crack, Meth, and PCP

    Why make them so powerful they can kill everything alive, split the planet in two with supertech, and fly off to mars by jumping off the planet hard?
    >> NG Pally !!UB9AXCUn8mL 02/18/10(Thu)22:39 No.8162551

    They didn't give them God-Mode, they were just that advanced that this was their normal capabilities. I don't think Eric had weapon systems necessarily, he was simply impervious to weapons-fire, super strong, and super-fast. The programming simply allowed him to use those abilities in a manner that would do maximum damage.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)22:40 No.8162579
    They were super strong because they were from a planet that had very high gravity I believe.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)22:42 No.8162608
    Saddest story ever. Made me cry when i was little.
    >> Lord Raptor !XQ6W0CNp/o 02/18/10(Thu)22:44 No.8162635
    Yup, the race that created them were a squat group of manchildren basically who just enjoyed playing. So they made robotic playmates for themselves and they had to be strong enough to handle the immensely high gravity. Hell the ship Erek crashed landed onto Earth is deep in the ocean where nothing can get to it or else it'll be crushed and Erek says that he can't feel it at all.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)22:46 No.8162668
    Obviously, having the Chee go about in their super mode would've ended the series way too quickly.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)22:47 No.8162692
    >He could go around catching bullets out of the air and telling people to be nice.

    >> Internet Black Knight 02/18/10(Thu)22:50 No.8162733
    it would still be several books long. except that it all takes place in 1 day.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)22:55 No.8162819
    "On the first day, there was Chee.

    On the second day, THERE WAS NO SECOND DAY"
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)22:59 No.8162885
    Also, Crayak would probably be pissed.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:00 No.8162901
    One Chee would be his own 2000-point unit in 40K. And he'd still win 9 times out of 10.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:06 No.8162976
    Wait wait wait...Animorphs was actually good?
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:07 No.8162995

    Fuck yes, it was always good.

    Well, apart from some of the ghostwritten shit.

    And oatmeal.

    And maybe bits of the ending.

    But it was pretty good overall, yeah.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:07 No.8162996

    Except a few of the ghostwritten ones (the cow one for example), I'd say so.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:07 No.8162999
    You gotta admit, it's a hell of a Sci-Fi setting.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:09 No.8163043
    Don't forget the souls of the Pemalites were put into wolves to make dogs or something.
    >> Exalted !OOirDpvrkA 02/18/10(Thu)23:10 No.8163045
    Animorphs? Awesome, albeit depressing for a children's series.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:11 No.8163070
    Animorphs was awesome and will make your brain implode from grimdark.

    Even 40k doesn't have squadrons of cripples being used as target practice by the enemies, which are bait used by the actual main characters. Shit's fucked up.
    >> dice2 02/18/10(Thu)23:12 No.8163083
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    >The following books were ghostwritten:

    >* #25: The Extreme - Jeffrey Zeuhlke
    >* #27: The Exposed - Laura Battyanyi-Weiss due to an editorial oversight, Battyani-Weiss was uncredited for this book
    >* #28: The Experiment - Amy Garvey
    >* #29: The Sickness - Melinda Metz
    >* #30: The Reunion - Elise Smith
    >* #31: The Conspiracy - Laura Battyanyi-Weiss
    >* #33: The Illusion - Ellen Geroux
    >* #34: The Prophecy - Melinda Metz
    >* #35: The Proposal - Jeffrey Zeuhlke
    >* #36: The Mutation - Erica Bobone
    >* #37: The Weakness - Elise Smith
    >* #38: The Arrival - Kimberly Morris
    >* #39: The Hidden - Laura Battyanyi-Weiss
    >* #40: The Other - Gina Gascone
    >* #41: The Familiar - Ellen Geroux
    >* #42: The Journey - Emily Costello
    >* #43: The Test - Ellen Geroux
    >* #44: The Unexpected - Lisa Harkrader
    >* #45: The Revelation - Ellen Geroux
    >* #46: The Deception - Elise Smith
    >* #47: The Resistance - Ellen Geroux
    >* #48: The Return - Kimberly Morris Due to an editorial oversight, Lisa Harkrader was mistakenly credited for this book
    >* #49: The Diversion - Lisa Harkrader
    >* #50: The Ultimate - Kimberly Morris
    >* #51: The Absolute - Lisa Harkrader
    >* #52: The Sacrifice - Kimberly Morris
    >* Alternamorphs #1 - Tonya Alicia Martin
    >* Alternamorphs #2 - Emily Costello

    pic is what my reaction looked like when i found out.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:13 No.8163086
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    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:13 No.8163089
    I was a fan of when shit got real at the end. Things started happening, let's set up a fortress and start getting the army in on this. Don't let them steal the show, but get some mechanized backup, you know?
    >> Shas'o R'myr !!TZikiEEr0tg 02/18/10(Thu)23:13 No.8163102
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    >40k doesn't have squadrons of cripples being used as target practice by the enemies, which are bait used by the actual main characters

    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:14 No.8163114
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    I-I never knew.

    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:16 No.8163143
    >The Return

    ...wasn't the return the one where the little shit extra guy they recruited later on comes back and torments rachel? David or something?

    Awww maaaaan, that had some great stuff in it too.
    >> Exalted !OOirDpvrkA 02/18/10(Thu)23:17 No.8163161
    Indeedy. On the other hand, David is arguably one of the book's more realistic characters; the guy loses his parents to aliens, then gets drafted into a war he knows barely anything about. While being in middle school.
    >> Shas'o R'myr !!TZikiEEr0tg 02/18/10(Thu)23:18 No.8163171

    I don't see the problem.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:18 No.8163174
    Yeah, the series was half ghost written. I wonder how much Applegate had it preplanned, or had oversight?
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:19 No.8163183
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    I want to stick my penis in one of them.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:20 No.8163211
    I always liked David, he almost took out the entire team after being an Animorph for like 2 weeks.
    >> dice2 02/18/10(Thu)23:21 No.8163220
    the new kid who turns out to be a psychopath? I hated that little shit.

    Come to think of it, that kind of insert is pretty common in the fanfiction. Maybe it was a way for the ghostwriter to get back at some of the shitty mary-sue fanfiction out there.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:21 No.8163229
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    To those saying they wanna re/read them.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:23 No.8163255
    I still have every single one of these fucking books on my shelf right next to me (Including chronicles/megamorphs/alternamorphs). Every couple years I read through the whole thing again.
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    >> Library Lass 02/18/10(Thu)23:24 No.8163273
    She had most of it outlined, but she needed people to ghostwrite while she was working on Everworld and Remnants.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:24 No.8163276
    >animorphs thread
    >65 posts and 16 image replies omitted. Click Reply to view.
    /tg/, I am proud
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:25 No.8163279

    Yeah and It was in the SECOND book!

    I swear this series fucked me up. Anytime I read something with a happy ending I think "This aint how shit goes, everyone needs to be depressed or dead!"
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:25 No.8163285
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:25 No.8163287

    That's because you have the emotional range of a rock.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:26 No.8163295

    One of these was the one where Tobias got tortured I think. Probably the most extreme scene in the goddamn series. Sure it was a "clean" sort of torture, what with the plain clear torture cube and all, but it was extreme torture anyway. Tobias flapped around so hard in that box that he broke his bones and shat himself. SHAT HIMSELF FROM PAIN. IN A BOOK FOR CHILDREN. And there was no "Tobias was still a good soldier and resisted the torture" in that book either. He was about to spill his guts to the Yeerks. The only reason he didn't was because he was either too weak for thought-speak or his torturer was too bat-shit insane at that point to care what he had to say.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:27 No.8163316
    I thank all of you for making me remember all these things. When i saw the picture i was liek "OH SHI- THAS A HORK BAJIR" Then i didn't tl;dr and got to relive the awesumness that Animorphs was when i was a wee little lad. That shit was so awesumpossum.
    Yours truly,
    -Semper Fi Animorphs fan.
    >> Shas'o R'myr !!TZikiEEr0tg 02/18/10(Thu)23:27 No.8163317

    >implying that's a bad thing.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:29 No.8163340

    Was that the book where they mentioned that Rachel and Tobias had found a little cave on a cliff that nobody could find unless they were in morph? And that they spent some time alone in there? Ah yeah, they were totally doing it. They were probably 16 by the time that happened, no way they weren't using that cave for anything else.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:29 No.8163342
    Here's a homebrew Hork-Bajir I made a while back for 3.5

    Hork-Bajir Characters
    Hork-Bajir characters possess the following racial traits.

    * +4 Strength, +4 Dexterity, +4 Constitution, -6 Intelligence.
    * Medium Size.
    * A Hork-Bajir’s base land speed is 40 feet and its climb speed is 30ft.
    * Darkvision out to 60 feet.
    * Racial Hit Dice: A Hork-Bajir begins with 2 levels of monstrous humanoid, which
    provides it with 2d8 Hit Dice, a base attack bonus of +2, and base saving throw bonuses of Fort +0, Ref +3, and Will +3.
    * Racial Skills: A Hork-Bajir’s monstrous humanoid levels give it skill points equal to 5
    × (2 + Int modifier, minimum 1). Its class skills are Balance, Climb, and Jump. Hork-Bajir have a +8 racial bonus on balance and climb checks, and a +6 racial bonus on jump checks.
    * Racial Feats: A Hork-Bajir’s monstrous humanoid levels give it one feat. A Hork-Bajir
    receives Multiattack as a bonus feat.
    * +3 Natural Armor Bonus.
    * Natural Weapons: 2 arm blades (1d6) and tail (1d6)
    * Automatic Languages: Hork-Bajir. Bonus Languages: Common, Galard.
    * Favored Class: Fighter.
    * Level Adjustment: +2.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:29 No.8163347
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    Thanks for reminding me.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:32 No.8163386
    Animorphs: Okay, we taught the howlers that killing is wrong, love and peace is the way to go, and saved the Iskaroot.
    Ellimist: That's nice. Crayak is gonna kill them all now that they're useless.
    Animorphs: FUCK. Okay um... the Iskaroot are what Yeerks SHOULD be, right? Genetically modified symbiotic beings? how long until they meet up?
    Ellimist: 300 years. good luck with that whole war thing faggots.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:32 No.8163394
    I love you /tg/, if only /lit/ would do something besides troll about ayn rand and gamer girl.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:33 No.8163401
    my question: how come jake never USES the howler morph again after that? I mean, god damn
    >> Library Lass 02/18/10(Thu)23:35 No.8163429
    I imagine Ellimist probably quietly removed it.
    >> Exalted !OOirDpvrkA 02/18/10(Thu)23:35 No.8163436
    Either plot convenience, or the possibility that Crayak screwed with Howler genetics so that if Jake did do that morph, he'd die instantly.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:36 No.8163454

    Probably because Cryak would destroy him out of spite. At least it wasn't the retarded reasons why they couldn't use their morphs they acquired when they were having time travel shenanigans.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:36 No.8163460

    I think I remember him getting pretty sickened after realizing that the howlers were mentally 3 year old. Maybe unwillingness to mentally dominate 3 year olds or just bad memories.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:37 No.8163478
    no, time travel was a result of undoing the sario rip (sp?)

    >> Internet Black Knight 02/18/10(Thu)23:39 No.8163504
    Ellimist: Hey, i'm kind of a big deal - y'know, like a god. maybe you should come with me and be happy and safe. i can tell you that this isn't gonna end well.
    Animorphs: no, it's ok. we got this.
    Ellimist: I'll be back to say i told you so.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:40 No.8163522
    I liked how they didn't gloss over how difficult it was for them to get some morphs. Like if they needed to get a dolphin morph? They've got spend awhile planning how to break into that Marine Land place in the dead of night.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:41 No.8163537
    they brought broccoli to earth. THEY GOT WHAT THEY DESERVED
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:42 No.8163558
    rolled 1, 1, 10, 5, 15, 2 = 34

    More like

    Animorphs : Hey, Elevator! Ohhh, Yeerk holy site! I bet it has something important!
    E : *Whistles* So, want to be part of my Zoo where you'll be imbred in 2-3 generations?
    Animorphs : Fuck you. Maybe...No, fuck you. We're gonna win

    Sereiously, remember, for everything he did, Crayak did too. SO he couldn't come out and TELL THEM shit like "Hey, check this out", But he could subtly guide them. Overall, LG. Very restrictive LG.
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    >this thread
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:44 No.8163589
    I can only imagine what the hivemind would be full of after Crayak genocided them. Maybe he didn't use it cause he'd go insane from the memories?
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:45 No.8163594
    Don't forget the time Cassie had the Buffalo version of her killed.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:46 No.8163613
    Oh man, they should've done more with Crayak, he was scary as fuck.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:47 No.8163623
    It saw me...IT SAW ME!
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:47 No.8163626
    it wasn't buffalo her. It was buffalo principal. The ant was her.

    Also IIRC she nearly got chopped to pieces by the helicopter in the end, but deus ex machina had a seagull jammed it up before she became whale sashimi
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:48 No.8163634
    "you saw the eye?"
    "yeah... and it said something to me."
    "what did it say?"
    >> Internet Black Knight 02/18/10(Thu)23:51 No.8163668
    we really need to get Applegate to writefag some 40k. can you imagine the GRIMDARK?
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:53 No.8163702
    Nah, different style of grimdark. Hers is more internal then external. About the nasty shit people *DO* rather then the crapsack world around them.
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:55 No.8163724
    Remember when Jake and Cassie kissed for the first time?

    I-I-I got emotional...
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:56 No.8163739
    Remember when Rachel died, Tobias became a hawk in mind for three years, Jake and Cassie broke up, and Marco became a movie star?
    >> Anonymous 02/18/10(Thu)23:56 No.8163751

    Remember how Jake was an emotional wreck after the war and they drifted apart and she married some random faggot, while he went on a suicide mission?

    I do. Every night.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)00:00 No.8163799
    Everyone in this thread needs to read "Tomorrow When The War Began"

    its very similar, but darker, and modern (no sci fi)
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)00:00 No.8163806
    ah fuck, I just remembered the Nartec. The radioactive fishmen who kidnapped surface-dwellers for breeding fodder then killed them and sewed them up for display in their ship graveyard
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)00:00 No.8163811
    Remember how Ax got turned into a slave by the Crayak? I do.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)00:01 No.8163831
    except he wasn't a movie star. he was an extra and occasional stuntman who was just there so the shows could get their viewership up by having his name on em
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)00:02 No.8163853
    What was that other book series she wrote? It didn't last long but it had a god who ate other gods WITH A TONGUE MADE OF A MILLION BITING BUGS
    >> Internet Black Knight 02/19/10(Fri)00:03 No.8163856
    exactly. she should write Chaos
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)00:05 No.8163877
    Holy shit, what? I must've missed those guys.
    >> dice2 02/19/10(Fri)00:06 No.8163889
    Read a few of those two, one of the things the later parts of animorphs reminded me of.

    Did John Marsden ever name the country that invaded?
    >> dice2 02/19/10(Fri)00:07 No.8163900
    *those too
    >> Lord Raptor !XQ6W0CNp/o 02/19/10(Fri)00:10 No.8163943
    Can't remember, loved the series other than how Fenrir was so easily beaten by machine guns.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)00:12 No.8163972
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)00:12 No.8163980
    I liked how the Elimist always appeared as some blue glowy guy (I always pictured him as looking like Obi-Wan) to the Animorphs, but was actually originally some kind of legless bird-thing and then some kind of hivemind over an entire fleet of ships and then WHARGHABLURG.

    Ellimist was awesome.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)00:17 No.8164053
    No, he had legs: 2 + 4 = 4 + 2 and all that.

    Two pods, four wings, four eyes, two arms.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)00:17 No.8164064
    This thread is incredible.

    Never change, /tg/.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)00:19 No.8164087

    I always had serious trouble wrapping my head around what that race looked like, and I'm usually damned good at that stuff.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)00:19 No.8164097
    how do pods = legs?
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)00:21 No.8164128
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    I saw something vaguely arrowhawkish. Maybe just the four wings thing hooked me towards that.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)00:22 No.8164143
    I'm guessing she got it from the latin root, pedis.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)00:23 No.8164161
    also, podiatrist.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)00:24 No.8164168
    The 'pods' could produce and project pheromones, and yet they could grip onto things to perch, so I guess its just a matter of we dont have a proper word for what those are.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)00:24 No.8164179
    btw, check this awesome gallery out. This guy is drawing pictures of all the different aliens from Animorphs.

    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)00:27 No.8164205
    the one with the orca on the cover. can't remember the name... it was in the mid-30's, I think
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)00:28 No.8164234
    It was Jake, so 36?
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)00:30 No.8164267

    Mind blown from fuckawesome.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)00:30 No.8164269
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    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)00:37 No.8164365
    i think it was indonesia, i remember someone talking about it when the australian government sent indonesia a blank check for disaster relief, knowing full well that they would spend it on weapions and troops.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)00:37 No.8164366
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    Motherfucking Hork-Bajir, motherfucker.
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    >> Shas'o R'myr !!TZikiEEr0tg 02/19/10(Fri)00:48 No.8164519
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    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)00:51 No.8164570
    Thank you /tg/

    You've made a horrible night wonderful.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)00:52 No.8164575
    Was anyone else seriously freaked the hell out by the book with Rachel's multiple-dreamsequence hallucination and subsequent Crayak-induced berserker rage?
    I was young. I had nightmares.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)01:17 No.8164903
    I don't think I read that one.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)01:30 No.8165076

    >You gotta admit, it's a hell of a Sci-Fi setting.

    Christ, yes. I always liked the large scale plot from the Chronicles books: The proud and technologically advanced Andalites accidentally release a race of mind-raping parasites on the galaxy which start expanding faster than can be contained, forcing the Andalites to begin using biological genocide weapons and outright preemptively killing entire planets to keep other races from being turned into mind-slaves. All of this being part of an eternal, universe-scale chess game between a pair of omnipotent superbeings who can only use subtle manipulations to try and tilt events in their favor. Fuck yeah!
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)01:41 No.8165240

    Crayak recruits (rat-morphed) David to his cause, kidnaps Rachel. Several horrific mindrape scenes ensue. A quarter of the way through the book, you realize that it isn't just Animorphs meets Higurashi; it's a series of nightmares. Rachel wakes up. The rest of the book is Crayak doing MINDGAEMS and tempting her to fight for his cause. She outwits him (somehow) and escapes. It's left ambiguous as to whether she kills David or not.

    ... Yeah.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)01:43 No.8165282

    Is that the confrontation where she stabs him with a fork or was that a previous book?
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)01:46 No.8165321
    Andalites are itty bitty smalltime compared to the Ellimist's backstory. I can safely say that it is the most epic thing I have ever read, in a literal sense. From nerdy alien /v/irgin to sentient intergalactic nation/armada to a reality warping god. Makes Paul Atreides and the Emprah look like babies playing in sandboxes.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)01:46 No.8165324

    No, previous book. This one comes a lot later in the series, just when you've finally forced yourself to forget David's horrible fate as a rat on a desert island. The funny thing is, Rachel never mentions this experience again, not even to Tobias. Crayak doesn't try to follow up either, and Ellimist doesn't care. Of course, that could just be attributed to LOLghostwriting.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)01:49 No.8165351
    i love you guys so much
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)01:54 No.8165397
    In fact, I'm going to ask right now if there's anything else like it. The story of ascension from a lowly mortal to a science-fiction god.

    Preferably with less "psychic powers are real and I have a lot of them" and more "I have long ago switched to using artificial bodies, my consciousness is spread out across and controls this entire solar system. Nothing less than a supernova could truly kill me."
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)02:15 No.8165653
    Do we want a new thread, guys? This one's kind of dying.
    >> Library Lass 02/19/10(Fri)02:17 No.8165664
    Fine by me.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)02:23 No.8165739
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    Abraham Valmik/The Spirit of the Air from house of suns. A human who slowly replaces his brain with non-organic parts until he is eventually a massive distributed consciousness spread through the solar system's oort cloud.

    Eventually he scales himself down (since light-speed limits slow down his thought at that massive size) and moves to atmosphere of a single planet, where the locals worship him as a kind of god.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)02:23 No.8165740
    Has this thread been archived yet?

    If not, someone get on that.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)02:27 No.8165787

    New thread.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)02:29 No.8165817
    Hey, anyone remember the book where Cassie got a Yeerk in her head, and managed to convince the Yeerk to let her go, and so the group gave the Yeerk the choice to morph into whatever she wanted, and she picked a whale?

    I liked it.
    >> Anonymous 02/19/10(Fri)03:49 No.8166693

    I submitted it, it's up to the mods

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