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Re: KASUs

Post by Tobias_Marco » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:31 am

<I just re-read The Journey, and most of the team get shrunk and enter Marco's body to save him from evil aliens who want to stop his heart.>
<At one point in the story they morph into sharks to swim in his veins. They are worried about being in shark morph with that much blood around them, however they say that it is their only available morph, they can't morph dolphins because they wouldn't be able to come up for air.>
<The problem with this is found in book #3, where everyone except Ax and Tobias morphed trout, and in #29 they all got eel morphs. This would be a great time to use the eel morphs again.>
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Re: KASUs

Post by kgray » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:36 am

Perhaps they were worried about the eel morph being too small. I can't remember if it was before or after the scene you mentioned but Marco tried to morph to a fly when shrunk and started to see individual molecules (atoms?) they may not have been willing to test the minimum morph size.

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Re: KASUs

Post by Tobias_Marco » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:47 am

<The scene you are talking about is from the first book where these little guys shows up, #24, this is book #42, so that part with Marco morphing a fly has already happened.>
<Given that fact that they are 100 times smaller in this book then in #24 that could be an issue.>

<If I morph an eel that is 1/100th the size it should be, will I be the same size or smaller than the fly I morphed last time?>
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Re: KASUs

Post by kgray » Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:00 am

Ok so if we assume that the eels that they morphed are 6 inches long (152.4mm), which is just a wild guess but sounds about right for something that Tobias could carry two of and still fly, and Wikipedia gives the length of a housefly at 5–8 mm long that makes the eels only 20-30 times bigger in length. That would make the eel morph in book 42 much smaller than the fly morph was in book 24. So yeah eels would have been a problem. As it is the sharks would only have been 8-12 times as big as the fly was in book 24.

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Re: KASUs

Post by Tobias_Marco » Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:43 pm

<That is why I like math so much. There is an answer for everything if you just know where to look for it.>
<How long would the trout have been?>
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Re: KASUs

Post by kgray » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:18 pm

The trout was stated to be 10 inches which is 254 mm or 30*50 times as big as the fly, so again much smaller in book 42 than the fly in 24.

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Re: KASUs

Post by Tobias_Marco » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:52 pm

<I guess shark was the best choice. Too bad they didn't have penguin morphs, then again those would run out of air as well, needing to surface and all.>
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Re: KASUs

Post by NinaRayquaza » Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:05 pm

(Not sure if this is mentioned already, but)

In #8, Ax mentions learning about humans in "Xenobiology" class. In #17, he references the same class, but calls it "exo-biology".
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Re: KASUs

Post by Tobias_Marco » Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:49 am

<Huh, that's weird. It should be called the same thing, unless somehow they are too different classes, yet I can't think of how they would be different.>
<Unless it was called 'Xenobiology' in high school, and 'exo-biology' at the college he went to.>
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Post by kgray » Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:31 pm

Wikipedia says they are similar. If we want to give KA the benefit of the doubt then we could say that the translation was doing the best that it could with English words and was using Xenobiology in the sense of non-carbon based lifeforms (i.e. silicon or something else) and exobiology as non-andalite, yet still carbon based, lifeforms.