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You're new and you don't know what to say for those first 5?

Post by Tobias_Marco » Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:33 pm

<Greetings and welcome to the Animorphs Fan forum!>

<Welcome to the club. My friends and I can hardly wait to hear everything that you have to say about all things Animorphs and anything else that we end up talking about.>

<If you are having trouble getting in those first 5 posts so that you can download the eBooks than just check these out. >

<First thing first: Posts in Animorphs Discussions, The Coffee Lounge, and most other places on this site will add to your post count, however any posts you make in Forum Games WILL NOT count.>

EDIT: <For those of you who are wondering, I was sitting at my computer one day thinking "I just made a lot of posts, I wonder how many people have posted more then I have?" Then I learned that by clicking 'members' then 'posts' you could see a list of ever user name on this site, in order from least posts to most. Clicking on 'posts' again sorts the list by most posts to least.>
<I was shocked by just how many hundreds of people had joined, only to not make any posts.>
<That is why I made this list.>

<Also, after you have made at least 300 posts, we have a member named Visser 5, who would like you to visit this topic: http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=3174 you don't have to, but then again, you don't have to read this any way.>

<I have three pet peeves when it comes to fan forums. The first is people who join, then make zero posts. All you are is a name. Number two is those of you that have made 5 posts, and then left. Third is when someone has a question that has already been asked and answered, yet you didn't look around for the answer, so you ask it again.>
<Please look below to see if you can find the answers to your questions before you ask them. It isn't that we don't want to answer your questions, it is just that we don't want to have to repeat ourselves needlessly.>

Are you wondering if you should read all the books?
http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic. ... order+book

Book order:

If it is your first time reading them, then this is the order they came out:
1-7
Megamorphs 1
8-18
Megamorphs 2
19-22
The Andalite Chronicles
23-29
Megamorphs 3
30-33
The Hork-Bajir Chronicles
34-35
Visser
36-38, (DO NOT READ #39!) 40
Megamorphs 4
41-54
Ellimist chronicles




If you've read them before, then read them in the order they TAKE PLACE. Keep in mind that reading them in this order can lead to spoilers for later books, which is why you should only read them in this order if you have already read them before:
Ellimist chronicles
Hork-Bajir Chronicles
Andalite Chronicles
Visser
1-7
megamorphs 1
8-18
Megamorphs 2
19-29
Megamorphs 3
30-35
Visser (yes, again)
36-38, (DO NOT READ #39!) 40
Megamorphs 4
41-54


If I want to hit all the most important parts, what books should I skip, and still not miss anything good?
17, 24, 35, 36, 39, 42, 44
Of these book 39 is absolutely the worst Animorphs book ever written, if you haven't read it and you never do, I will understand, 44 is also very worth missing more than any of these other skip-able books.
by Bookworm » Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:52 pm
Okay, I'll make a list of what I read:
1-6: very important.
7: important, introduced us to a new species, plus one of my favorites.
8: very important Ax book, but you'll need to read #7 first, or else you'll get confused.
12: Not really important, but my favorite, so why not give it a try?
13: A major Tobias book, if you don't read this, you'll be VERY confused for most of the series.
17:you could skip this one.
19: important,beautifully written, so a good read.
David troligy: I've only read the first two, but seems important so far
32: important just for the next book.
33:This book is a really good one. Important, to.
37: Not really important.
50:the one before this and all the others until the end I hear are very important.
by Current » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:39 pm
It's been a while so I'm a bit iffy, hopefully someone who has re-read the series more recently will complete any gaps.

You've read 14, so starting from there:
15: Important for the main series, introduces a new alien species that is relevant later.
16: A minor character relevant to Visser 3's backstory appears, otherwise not very important.
17: Skip it.
18: Important. Ax and Tobias don't get many books compared to the rest, so all their books tend to be important for their character development. Plus it concludes a plot line started in 15.
19: Very important.
20-21-22: A three-book arc about a new character, very important.
23: One of the major books for Tobias' character development, and plot-relevant.
24: This, 39, and 42 are all interrelated, and they all suck. Skip them.
25: Ambiguous. Not a bad book, but not major either.
26: Very important. Plus, it's an Ellimist book.
27: Introduces a major character and hints at a few other things.
28: Not a major book, but it's narrated by Ax.
29: Continues and to an extent resolves a plotline started in 19.
30: Major book for Marco's character development, plus very relevant to the overall plot
31: Somewhat important for Jake's character development, but otherwise plot-irrelevant.
32: Much like the previous two, it's a character development book, this time for Rachel. Also sets the stage for the events in the next book.
33: Another character development book! Tobias this time, pretty major.
34: Major book, deals with a lot of the Hork-Bajir backstory.
35: Skip it.
36: Skip it.
37: Character development book, deals with the dynamics of the group as a whole. Especially between Jake and Rachel.
38: Narrated by Ax, plus it's a very good book on its own (in my opinion).
39: Related to 24 and 42. Skip it.
40: Not bad, but not important.
41: Irrelevant to the general story arc, but has a bit of Jake character development.
42: Related to 24 and 39. Skip it.
43: Conclusion of a storyline that started in 33, Tobias book, mentions a few things that are relevant later on.
44: Skip it.
45-54 is basically the "final arc" of the series, leading up to the end. Thus, everything there is a must read.

The Chronicles are all great and provide lots of backstory. Visser in particular is very plot-relevant, the others less so.
The Megamorphs, as a general rule, are tangential to the main plot but are good books on their own.

In summary, the most relevant to the plot and backstory are 15, 18, 19-23, 26-27, 30, 33-34, 45-54 and the Chronicles.
The ones that are relevant to character development but aren't essential are: 31-33, 37-38, 41, and 43.
Of the rest, the ones I'd recommend you read are 16, 25, 28-29, 31-32, 37-38, 40, and the Megamorphs.
And the ones you can freely skip without missing much are 17, 24, 35-36, 39, 42 and 44.

This is all based on my opinion and I'm sure others will question my choices, and they'll probably have good reasons.








<So if you are trying to get that first 5 in, or just move up to a higher rank, all you need to do is...>

Tell us:
01) What book got you hooked? http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1085
02) How did you get hooked? http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1568
03) What alien would you want to be forever? http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=741

Name you fav:
04) Book http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4
05) Character http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2
06) What alien would you date http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1700
07) What Animorph would you date? http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1208

Talk about how you think morphing would work with:
08) Pregnancy http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=44
09) The food you ate http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1929
10) Hair die http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1914
11) Illness http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1950

Want to change the books?
12) Replace Cassie http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1871
13-15) want to help give ideas for a fan fic? http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1909
or http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=728
or http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1870
16) Anything else http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1286

17) Do you think its odd that the Yeerks go in through the ear? Do you think that it would make more sence if they came in through the noise? If so go here and tell us all about it. http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=327

<For those of you who are not happy with the above suggestions for your first post, here are some others that you may enjoy (in no order):>

UPDATE:
18) What is your real name? (Please only tell us will your parent's permission) http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=229
19) How did you choose your user name? http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=594
20) How old are you? http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=651
21) Want to tell us about a weird dream you had? http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1401
22) Anyone around here likes Calvin and Hobbes? http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=147
23) What are your favorite ways to travel faster than light? http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1973
24) What cell phone do you have? http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1449
25) Are you a fan of Ben 10? http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=260
26) Do you have a personal problem that you would like to share? You can do so right here. http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=683
27) Are you left brained or right brained? Take this test and find out! http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=733
28) Do you want to know how to create banners in your sig? We tell you right here, (ok, so Luna May tells you, but whatever) http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1943
29) Do you need a good laugh, visit the jokes area, or try going here. http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1162
30) Do you want to talk about a teacher you have or have had? http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1209
31) Just told us about a teacher? Why not talk about a classmate? http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1523
32) Don't like any of the other things on this list and feeling so board you just want to talk about the weather? Do so right here. http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=207
33) Do you think that computers might be alive? Talk about it here. http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1416
34) Pokemon fans can talk about it here at AFF. http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=738
35) Should EVERYONE have the right to get married, or is that just for one man and one woman? (18+ only please) http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=266
36) What do you think of Abortion? http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=1301
37) Somewhat more fun, if you are a computer nerd (there is nothing wrong with that. I am 2) http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=542
38) Is there intelligent alien life in space? Is there even intelligent life on Earth? Talk about it here. http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=446
39) Want a good laugh? http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=482
40) Global warming - Is it for real? http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=187

<There you go, now you can download the books. Plus you have said at least SOMETHING worth hearing.>

<You are welcome.>

<I want to welcome anyone reading this to the club.
I hope to hear lots of thoughts from you in the future, and the people I can't wait to hear from the most will not have this problem, but for the rest of you...

...if you only do 5 posts and then disappear than you get called a Gedd.>
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Re: Your new and you don't know what to say for those first 5

Post by Luna May » Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:40 am

In Hebrew, we'd say this was a Yozma Brukha. I'm turning this page into a Sticky so that everyone will see it. Well done, TM. :D
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Re: You're new and you don't know what to say for those first 5?

Post by Tobias_Marco » Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:01 am

Please, Thank you and Your Welcome.
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Re: You're new and you don't know what to say for those first 5?

Post by Wolfstar » Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:09 pm

Yeah. I'd bet this is really helpful to a lot of people.
TM?? *reads game discription* ".....rated E for Everyone. ______ TM" XD Sorry, just had to.
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Re: You're new and you don't know what to say for those first 5?

Post by AneeshTheGreat » Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:50 pm

Wow, nice job! Though you might wanna add the bits about "How Old Are You?", and "Where are you guys from", you know, places where people who've never read Animorphs (like me when i'd joined) can post.
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Re: You're new and you don't know what to say for those first 5?

Post by Luna May » Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:41 am

You joined the forum without reading Animorphs? I didn't know that. How did it happen?
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Re: You're new and you don't know what to say for those first 5?

Post by AneeshTheGreat » Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:50 am

Yashashree2025 convinced me... She kept on and on and on (and on and on) babbling about Tobias, so i decided to check out the entire "crush on a hawk" thing. Then it turns out that she needs permission from parents to lend books (she had #1 in tangible form), and didn't get the required permission. I asked her to download them from her ID, but the file was too bigto be downloaded on my cell phone. Asked her for password, and was turned down again... So i joined up myself, partly to spite, partly to satisfy her...
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Re: You're new and you don't know what to say for those first 5?

Post by Tobias_Marco » Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:22 pm

Good idea.
For those of you who are not happy with the above suggestions for your first post, here are some others that you may enjoy (in no order):
18) What is your real name? (Please only tell us will your parent's permishion) http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=229
19) How did you choose your user name? http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=594
20) How old are you? http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=651
21) Want to tell us about a weird dream you had? http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1401
22) Anyone around here likes Calvin and Hobbes? http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=147
23) What are your favorite ways to travel faster than light? http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1973
24) What cell phone do you have? http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1449
25) Are you a fan of Ben 10? http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=260
26) Do you have a personal problem that you would like to shair? You can do so right here. http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=683
27) Are you left brained or right brained? Take this test and find out! http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=733
28) Do you want to know how to create banners in your sig? We tell you right here, (ok, so Luna May tells you, but whatever) http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1943
29) Do you need a good laugh, visit the jokes area, or try going here. http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1162
30) Do you want to talk about a teacher you have or have had? http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1209
31) Just told us about a teacher? Why not talk about a classmate? http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1523
32) Don't like any of the other things on this list and feeling so board you just want to talk about the weather? Do so right here. http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=207
33) Do you think that computers might be alive? Talk about it here. http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1416
34) Pokemon fans can talk about it here at AFF. http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=738
35) Should EVERYONE have the right to get married, or is that just for one man and one woman? (18+ only please) http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=266
36) What do you think of Abortion? http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=1301
37) Somewhat more fun, if you are a computer nerd (there is nothing wrong with that. I am 2) http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=542
38) Is there intelligent alien life in space? Is there even intelligent life on Earth? Talk about it here. http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=446
39) Want a good laugh? http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=482
40) Global warming - Is it for real? http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=187
41) What is the worst Animorph book of them all? http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3

WHAT?!?
You mean to tell me that even after reading all 41 of these super great ideas on where to post your first 5 posts you are still lost?
Well maybe my friends can help you out some.
Below I hope you will find some of my friends suggesting a few of THEIR favoret places to post those first 5, just remember: Posting in the game area is fine, and you are welcome to do it as much as you want, but we will not be adding those posts to your post count.

Good luck and have fun posting.
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Re: You're new and you don't know what to say for those first 5?

Post by Elfangor » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:40 am

Great list, On top of that maybe some of the more interesting topics will be visited by less frequent users now :)
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Re: You're new and you don't know what to say for those first 5?

Post by Tobias_Marco » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:45 pm

...So we will have fewer Gedds?!
What a consept!
By the way, I was looking at the members list, what is with the people who joined and then made ZERO POSTS? Some of them have been members from the very begining.

Ellimist joined on Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:48 am and has 4670 posts as I'm typing this (I have a long way to go to catch up!)
Ebontien joined on Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:50 am and still has ZERO POSTS!
That's 12 days after this site was created!


By the way, right now Elfangor, who joined on Sun Jul 13, 2008 3:42 am has the most posts with 13796.
I joined on Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:42 am and have 684 posts, that means that Elfangor has 20.17 times as many posts as I do. It took me 2.5 months to get this far, so in 4.2 years I should have about as many posts as Elfangor has now.
By that point Elfangor will have more posts then there are people on Earth.
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