[identity profile] nostalgichild.livejournal.com
So I just discovered the great HBO miniseries Band of Brothers a few days ago and the way the soldiers were good friends and looked out for each other made me think of that quote from book 23, where Tobias talks about soldiers in a war ending up fighting for the guys beside them rather than defending a country.
Since I don't have my hardcopies with me, could anybody tell me how the exact quote goes? It's rather at the end of that book, right before Tobias enters the lawyer's office.
[identity profile] asenseofwonder.livejournal.com
I have been doing my own re-read of the series for the first time (I read each and every book when it was originally released) and this quote just stuck out, so I thought I would post it here.

"I guess sometimes you have to choose between smart, sane, ruthlessness, and totally stupid, insane hope," I said, not even realizing I was speaking out loud. "You can't just pick one and stick with it, either. Each time it comes up, you have to try and make your best decision. Most of the time, I guess I have to go with being smart and sane. But I don't want to live in a world where people don't try the stupid, crazy, hopeful thing sometimes."
-Jake
[identity profile] sunshapedgarden.livejournal.com

FYI, for any of you who might occassionally use my Animorphs Quote Directory, I just moved the site over to Angelfire. Since I'm graduating soon, and won't have university web space for much longer, I figured I might as well go ahead and move it. It's unfortunate to have to move it somewhere where they plaster ads all over it, so my apologies for that, but at the moment free web space is all I can afford. So. You can now find the site at http://aniquotes.angelfire.com, and I'm working on getting all the missing pictures ready to fix all the blank images spaces. Hopefully that will happen soon, and I want to try and fix the search function so it's a little less clunky, but I'm not a JavaScript expert, so we'll see.
ext_2569: text: "a straight account is difficult, so let me define seven wishes" image: man on steps. (girls with guns 2.0)
[identity profile] labellementeuse.livejournal.com
This is from that scene in The Extreme where they have to eat dead seals.

"Cassie?" Rachel said.

"What?" she replied, a hint of anger in her voice.

"What should we do?"

"Why are you asking me? ... It's obvious what we
have to do. And not just to the bear's leftovers, but to any live seal we can find. What I don't understand is why you're asking me for permission. Do you guys think I'd put an animal's life over yours? Or mine, come to think of it? ... When did you start thinking I was some kind of fanatic? We're freezing, we're starving, and I'm going to go all tree-hugging, never-eat-anything-with-a-face on you?"

"Well, I can never tell what you'll think," I whined, taken aback and feeling like I'd insulted Cassie.

"Here's a clue. Don't kill a sentient creature except in absolute self-defense, try not to wipe out endangered species, and if you're going to raise animals for food, treat them as well as you possibly can. But when you're a wolf, a starving wolf wandering around the frozen
Arctic, and you see a meal, eat it."


Or how about from The Solution:


David hadn't asked who the mastermind of the plan was. Who it was who
had so accurately appraised his emotions, his need to build his ego, the
fact that he would choose me to be his "companion." Cassie, of course.
Cassie had worked it out, step by step, after Jake and I failed to come
up with anything.


Megamorphs 2:

"We adapt," Cassie said grimly. "That's what animals have to do in order
to survive. Our environment is massively different. No civilization to rely on, surrounded by brutal predators. So we adapt. Or we get eaten."

"Great. Robinson Crusoe meets Jurassic Park. Look at us. We have nothing," Marco said. "No homes. No food. No tools. No weapons. We don't even have shoes!"

"Well, we're going to have to make all those things," Prince Jake said. "And we do have one big weapon: We can still morph. Maybe we can't fight a T-rex, but we can fly, and we can escape."

"We have food and shoes right here," Cassie said. She was looking at the dead Tyrannosaurus. "Ax has his tail. We can use the hide to make sandals. Skin from the lower leg there looks pretty tough and thick. We cut out some skin, remove the meat and eat it. Then we use ligaments and tendons to lace up the sandals."

I believe Prince Jake and Marco were shocked. Humans are strangely squeamish at times. I can never predict when.

"Wow," Marco said. "Wow. You're kind of getting into this, aren't you, Cassie?"

Cassie walked up to the dinosaur and placed one hand on its leg. She tested the skin with her fingertips. "Look, Marco, my best friend is gone. Tobias is gone. I don't want any more names added to that list. We need food. There's no Burger King anywhere nearby, okay? We're not big
or mean enough to be predators in this environment. We've moved way down on the food chain. The best we can be is scavengers. Here's thousands of pounds of protein. We eat some now, and we smoke some for jerky so we can eat later."

If anything, Prince Jake and Marco appeared even more shocked. And I felt the same. This was an aspect of Cassie I'd never seen. But then, Cassie is more involved than the others in the facts of environment. She had sized up the situation and realized that in this new world she and her fellow humans were no longer masters.


Finally, this is what happens when people don't like Cassie:

"How did you do that?" the man with the southern accent demanded. And then, like some vile punctuation, he added a word I won't repeat.

It was like a slap. I couldn't answer. I just gaped. ... This small battle was all mine. I didn't want any help.

"You don't like black people, Mr. Davis?" I said pleasantly. "No problem. I can turn white. Watch me."

Most of the time I'd probably have let it go. I'd been called names before. I'd run into racism before. Mostly I figured people like that were just sad, weakminded fools. So most of the time I just avoided people like that. But I had been in three wars since breakfast. I had seen Jake shot down. I'd just learned that Rachel, my best friend, was gone. I was sad and ashamed and filled with rage, all at once. So this wasn't "most of the time."

White fur began to grow from my face. Actually, it was clear fur, hollow needles of fur that were designed to keep the polar bear warm. But the fur looked white, taken altogether. My hands swelled, big as dinner plates. Long, raked claws extended from the fingertips. I was growing whiter. And bigger. Much, much bigger.

"It's some kind of voodoo trick!" Davis wailed.

Tobias was back on his feet, arms crossed over his chest, looking on calmly. "You two guys may want to step back out of the way because I don't think Davis here is going to be having a very good day."

I loomed larger and larger. Davis began to back away, pressing against one alley wall. But sheer amazement and disbelief kept him from running until it was too late. Finally, he broke and ran. I slammed a pile-driver front leg into the wall and blocked his way.
[Don't you like me?] I asked.


In conclusion: Cassie kicks it all over town.

This post was brought to you by numbers 22 and 25 and the letters character bashing sucks.
[identity profile] tobiahawk.livejournal.com
Hi all,

I''m writing a R/T ship manifesto for [livejournal.com profile] ship_manifesto . I sold my set of books several years ago, and while I remember the choice scenes of the ship, I don't remember any 100% accurate dialogue. So, if any of you have any particularly good R/T quotes at your finger tips, please feel free to share them. Credit will, of course, be given in the manifesto, and I'll post a link to it here once it's up (early June).

Thanks in advance!
 

Just FYI

Feb. 3rd, 2010 07:33 pm
[identity profile] anijen21.livejournal.com
Hey guys,

I just wanted to let you all know that KAA and Michael Grant have decided to answer reader questions regarding Animorphs again over at RAF. Just submit a question to Richard in a PM, and he'll post it for them to answer. You will have to register, and you might have to post 10 times in order to prove you're not a bot or whatever, but you guys are so smart and have such interesting things to say I thought I'd let you know.

Anyway, here's the link, as you can see they already answered MY QUESTION (yes I am totes bragging negl) but honestly I waited like 2 days to ask and I was the third question, so if you jump on it there's a good probability it will get answered.

Anyway. I would post some fan art but I can't draw, sooo...
blue_rampion: A blue rose in the rain (Marco - how did we end up here?)
[personal profile] blue_rampion
Hey everyone! I've got a friend who's looking for a particular Animrophs website, which they've unfortunately lost the bookmark for.

Basically, the site is a collection of quotes, categorised by each character with a page of quotes for each one, and another page for dialogue quotes, I think. It's called the "Animorphs Quite Directory", but just in case some stuff is misremembered or something I'd be happy to hear of anything that sounds like it could be this.

So yeah. Does anybody know where to find it?
[identity profile] firecausesburns.livejournal.com
I can't believe I've found an active Animorphs community =D I started reading the books when I was about 7 or 8, moved on when the series hit about the 40s (for some reason I didn't like the turns the series was taking, I think I was a bit too young to really appreciate it), and now at 19 I think my obsession's starting to rekindle. I still own most of the books up to about #43 (I sold off the later ones I used to have when I was about 15 and short of cash), and most likely still have around somewhere my poster, bookends, T-shirt, necklace, and probably more. I remember dressing up as Rachel in grade 2 for my school's "dress up like a book character" day, writing an Animorphs/some fairy tale or another crossover in grade 4 for Book Week, trying to acquire my dog, counting down the days until the TV show started and then being bitterly disappointed. Basically, there's no point to this entry, but I just wanted to share my glee at finding this place =D

And I just felt the need to post one of my all-time favourite quotes:

"Man, this whole thing stinks. It's a trap. It's a setup," Marco said. "But I think the real question is, do female Hork-Bajir get all weird around bugs and snakes?"

< I don't think so. About the trap, I mean. >

"Weird around bugs and snakes?" Cassie asked with a raised eyebrow. "Is that how girls are, Marco?" With that, she reached into a low drawer beneath the bottom row of cages. A second later, a snake was lightly tossed through the air in Marco's direction.

"Ahhh! Ahhhh! Ahhhh! Get it off me!"

Cassie retrieved the harmless garden snake and put it back in its drawer while everyone laughed. Except Ax, who doesn't always get human humor.

Even Marco had to laugh. "Oh, that was so not fair. Funny, yes. Fair, no. Can we please act more mature here?"
[identity profile] mattiris.livejournal.com
So the post on #16 got me thinking:


"Yeah. No problem," Marco said. But he looked concerned. Maybe a little sick.

"So what's the matter?"

He shrugged. "No biggie. Once we got into the system it was a breeze. We had plenty of time. So I figured why not check one or two extra screen names."

"Not exactly the reason we were there," Tobias said.

"This girl whose screen name is PrtyGrl802. She like sends me these very flirty kind of emails and IM messages. You know. Like she likes me and all."

"So you found out who she is?" Cassie asked. "That's not very nice."

"Yeah, no kidding it wasn't nice. I found out my online girlfriend PrtyGrl802 is actually a seventy-three-year-old retired postal worker."



Back when this book came out I'm sure most of us would have just had the "lolz, that wacky Marco and his misadventures with girls" sort of reaction - but now with a bit more world experience and the knowledge we have about online predators, is anyone else actually a bit creeped out by this?
[identity profile] julygreen.livejournal.com

Hi everyone!  I'm pretty new to this fandom, though I did like the Ani books a lot back in the day.

For all the pop-culture references in Animorphs, I think the series has dated pretty well.  (And of course, references to people like Madonna, Prince and Xena are timeless, as far as I'm concerned).

But there are still some things are in the books that are so 90s that I can't help but smile or crack up a little.

A few good'uns that I can think of :

-- "Jeremy Jason McCoy" from "Power House", and his whole fifteen (fifteen!) fansites
-- references to gaming consoles like SEGA   (hands up if you also had a Master System II)
-- Jake's improved internet connection, which was something like 36k, up from 11k

The funniest one for me is that when Marco names the skunk family after the Ramones - the "godfathers of punk", as he refers to them - he names them after the nineties line-up, rather than the original or classic lineup.  I mean, C. J. seems like a good guy, but c'mon: he's no Dee Dee!
(why yes I am an old-skool music nerd, how could you tell).

Edited to add : I just remembered that Marco impersonates Sean Connery in one of the books.  Hilarious!

Tell me your fave references, even if not 90s-themed!

[identity profile] verrine.livejournal.com
Tobias hopped close to the TV set and peeked behind it. < Oh, man. What is all this?>

< A primitive satellite receiver.>

< You made a satellite dish out of a broken radio, two old drinks cans, and... what is this?> He held a piece of thick black wire in his beak.

< The wire that humans hang from limbless trees. Very convenient. I found it this evening before I fed.>

Tobias quickly dropped it. < Ah. That would explain the power cut in Jake's neighbourhood.>
[identity profile] verrine.livejournal.com
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 and shoved them behind a box of macaroni. He shuffled the Cheez Whiz in front of the Marshmallow Fluff and 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 labour by underpaid store employees. If you could see me, you would be frightened."

"If she could see you, she'd have you committed," Marco muttered.

Lawl

Feb. 12th, 2008 12:13 am
[identity profile] koobine.livejournal.com
"Why is it working so slowly? Lee. Slooooow-lee?" Ax asked.
"Look, Space-boy, this is the fastest modem around, okay?" Marco said defensively. "Fifty-six thousand bits per second."
"Fifty six thousand? Not millions, at least? Mill-yuns. Millie-yuns." He laughed. "I like that word. It makes nice sounds in my human mouth."


Ahh, book #16. I think out of all the books in the series you've aged the least gracefully. How quaint and outdated you seem a decade later. XD
[identity profile] genies9.livejournal.com
I think I've discovered the truth of what happens after death, at least as pertains to Animorphs.

"My people!" Rachel cried in delight. "At last I have a true homeland!"
-Rachel [The Attack, pg 123]

My theory: When Animorphs die, they go to the Iskoort home world. Or at least Rachel did. I expect Marco would go to wherever the Pemalites ended up, to spend eternity crushing people with his mighty thumbs. 

"My name is Marco.
But you can call me "Marco the Mighty." Or "Most Exalted Destroyer of My Pride." You can cower before my mighty thumbs and beg for mercy, but you'll be crushed just the same.
For I am the lord of the PlayStation."
-Marco [ The Proposal, pg 1]  

I have too much time on my hands.
[identity profile] samantha-lowe.livejournal.com
Loren's mom, pg. 264 of TAC:

"You know, just because I'm your mother doesn't mean I'm an antique! I do keep up with things, Miss Modern. Your generation thinks it invented EVERYTHING. You think you kids invented Andalites? We had Andalites whe I was your age, too".

For some reason I never fully appreciated the glory of this quote until today.

Love it...

Nov. 7th, 2007 06:27 am
[identity profile] tobiasthehawk.livejournal.com
Ax: Ah. (nods) She does not understand how menacing we are. (taps Loren on the shoulder) You do not know me, 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. (reaches behind her and pulls three jars of baby food from the top shelf, shoves them behind a box of macaroni, shuffles the Cheeze Whiz in front of the Marshmallow Fluff, and tosses 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.
[identity profile] suzanami.livejournal.com
Haha, strange question. What is that Hork-bajir curse that appears so often in the books? It's something like ghafrashgkt, though I think I threw in too many letters. I can't remember a spot where it specifically occurs and I don't feel like searching for it. I was hoping someone might know offhand. ^^;
[identity profile] sleepall-day.livejournal.com
Does anyone happen to remember which Rachel book it was that she dreamt she morphed into elephant, and crushed/killed Kenny? "Oh my God! She killed Kenny!" somebody said.

Somehow I'm having trouble locating this. And, on a side note, I love Kenny :D
[identity profile] sleepall-day.livejournal.com
Quote of the Day:
Ax laughed. < One of these nights I may show you. >

< Hah. Right. And eagles may fly out of my butt. > [Tobias]

< Is that possible? > Ax asked, sounding alarmed.

- Animorphs #13, The Change, p 78
[identity profile] lostinyourlight.livejournal.com
I have a couple of quotes this time.  

This first one is from The Predator, page 137.. and when I read it, it actually made me cry.  A lot has been happening lately and for some reason, this quote just got to me.  Marco is the one who is speaking.

<I have a saying for you.  I got it from a fortune cookie.  'Fall down seven times, get up eight.'  You know what that means?  That means you don't ever just lie there.  You always get up.  You always come back for more.  You never surrender.  Maybe you die, but you  never surrender.>

And the second one comes from The Capture, pages 18-19.  I just thought this one was funny.

Quote! )

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