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Re: Which Book Was It...?

Post by BabelFish42 » Sat May 04, 2013 4:36 pm

loosonghan wrote:
BabelFish42 wrote:
Tobias_Marco wrote:<How about this, Are there any other times in the books or TV show where an Animorph or one of their family members has a birthday?>
Yes, actually. In one of the Jake books, he was going shopping for a birthday present for his mom, and trying to get Cassie and Rachel to help him. Rachel said something like, "You want to buy her something from that store? It practically screams 'overweight middle-aged ladies'!" I'm pretty sure it was book 6.

Wow. I am an obsessive nerd.
Was it just in your memory?
Um... yeah. My memory is weird like that. I can remember very specific details from a very long time ago. Especially if it was something that was funny or thought-provoking. I remember random things like the joke my favorite teacher told on the first day of class in 8th grade (more 10 years ago now) and the layouts of places that I only visited once when I was a child. I remember a lot of book quotes.
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Re: Which Book Was It...?

Post by capnnerefir » Sun May 05, 2013 12:33 pm

That's very impressive.

Let's hope we can all remember that this is a topic for helping people remember things abut these books, not an Animorphs trivia topic (do we have one of those yet? If not, why not?)

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Re: Which Book Was It...?

Post by Tobias_Marco » Fri May 17, 2013 12:18 am

<We do have an Animorphs trivia game in the Game area, however it isn't updated with new questions enough.>
<Wow, I find it hard to believe that the part I described took place with Jake and Marco, yet was in a Rachel book.>
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Re: Which Book Was It...?

Post by sjhaughty » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:35 pm

This was very helpful, amazing!
Tobias_Marco wrote:<They are correct, one of the Jake books does have him buying a gift for his mother. It may well have been book 6. Now I'll have to read that one again.>

<Normally I’m all for the number of posts and decrease the number of Gedds on this site, however sometimes I tend to post things that are helpful, and in this case I want to post something that will reduce the number of posts to this topic.>
<The first step in figuring out what Animorph book something happened in is to figure out who is telling the story. Does this seem like it would be a Jake books? If so than it would end in the number 1 or 6 (1, 6, 11, 16, 21, 26, 31, 36, 41).>
<This rule works for all Animorph books between 1 and 45, for 46-54 the rule is different.>
<This trick works with any Animorph. Rachel books end in 2 or 7 (2, 7, 12, 17, 22, 27, 32, 37, 42).>
<Tobias and Ax got the short end of the stick and each has half as many books as any of the others.>
<All Tobias books (before 45) end in 3 (3, 13, 23, 33, 43).>
<Cassie books end with 4 or 9 (4, 9, 14, 19, 24, 29, 34, 39, 44).>
<All Marco books end with 5 or 0 (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45).>
<As I said earlier, Ax got the short end of the stick, with only half as many books, and book that ends in 8 is probably an Ax book (8, 18, 28, 38). See what I mean, that is one less book than Tobias!>
<Remember that there are only 54 regular books, so if someone tells you that it happened in book #55 or later they are talking about fan-fiction or they are just yanking your chain…better make sure the other end of that chain isn’t in the Yeerk Pool. That being said this rule only works up to book #45, a book ending with 5, so it is a Marco book.>
<There are 2 main problems with this rule when it will not be able to help you, the first is if the event you are thinking of takes place in a Megamorphs book, they each take a turn telling that one, or a Chronicles book, in that case the regular Animorphs won’t even be there. What your favorite Animorph isn’t even in the book? Then it must be a Chronicles book. The other case is books 46 to 54.>
<For books 46 to 54 the rule is:
2, 6 = Ax (46, 52)
3, 7 = Jake (47, 53)
8 = Rachel (48)
9= Tobias (49)
0 = Cassie (50)
1= Marco (51)>
<Notice here that the rule is similar, let’s start with Jake, in all cases (both before and after book 45) the book after a Jake book is always a Rachel book, the book after a Rachel book is ether an Ax or a Tobias book, the book after an Ax or Tobias book is a Cassie book, and the book after a Cassie book is always a Marco book.>
<The only books that break THIS rule are:
Book 45 was a Marco book, yet 46 was an Ax book,
Book 46 was an Ax book, yet 47 was a Jake book,
Book 51 was a Marco book, yet 52 was an Ax book
Book 53 was a Jake book, so book 54 should be a Rachel book, instead it reads like a short Megamorphs book, with each of the characters taking a turn.>

<Now here is an example: in one of the books Jake says something to the other Animorphs as they are in there bird of prey morphs heading off into battle, then he says something to himself about "yeah sure they'll believe that" and Rachel (?) says <Uh Jake, we all heard that.>, now as I'm typing this I haven't read that page in a while and I fully expect someone (maybe even my future self) to replie with the actual book quote that fixes some of the mistakes I've made.>

<Now we look at the first clue: This is most likely a Jake book, that tells us that if it happened before book 45 (3 x 3 x 5 for those who like to prime factor your numbers) then it ends with a 1 or a 6, otherwise it was book 47 or 53.>
(1, 6, 11, 16, 21, 26, 31, 36, 41) + (47, 53)
<My mind is telling me that it happened in a later book, not 1, 6, 11, or 16, yet I don't think it was 53.>
<I just narrowed it down from 54 books, down to 11 books, down to 6 books, that is if it wasn't a Megamorphs book.>
<I still don't know what book this event happened in, however I now have A LOT less reading to do to find it.>
<You can decide for your self if this is a good thing or a bad thing on a case-by-case basis.>

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Re: Which Book Was It...?

Post by Tobias_Marco » Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:07 pm

<You're welcome.>
<That is why I put it there.>
<As you can see it is a lot easier to tell for books before 46.>
<The last 9 books get a little harder, and you might think that 46 is a Jake book because the last digit is a 6, yet it turns out to be an Ax book.>
<I sometimes have problems remembering where that line is drawn when the order changes.>
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Re: Which Book Was It...?

Post by VisserShade » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:58 pm

The book where Cassie holds half a bird morph and stays aloft during another morph? Can't remember if a chronicles book or what

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Re: Which Book Was It...?

Post by capnnerefir » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:16 pm

That was book 34: The Prophecy. They go to the Hork-bajir homeworld because of reasons. Cassie had a dead Andalite chick on her head. Definitely her best book since that time they found that Andalite kid on the ocean floor.

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Re: Which Book Was It...?

Post by Tobias_Marco » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:25 pm

<She also did something almost like that in MM1, she morphed a bird, flew as high as she could, morphed back to human (cuz you have to go through human to get to another morph), than morphed into a whale. However in that one she lost all of the bird stuff before starting on the whale stuff.>
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Re: Which Book Was It...?

Post by Kryptoknight » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:16 am

BabelFish42 wrote:
loosonghan wrote:
BabelFish42 wrote:
Tobias_Marco wrote:<How about this, Are there any other times in the books or TV show where an Animorph or one of their family members has a birthday?>
Yes, actually. In one of the Jake books, he was going shopping for a birthday present for his mom, and trying to get Cassie and Rachel to help him. Rachel said something like, "You want to buy her something from that store? It practically screams 'overweight middle-aged ladies'!" I'm pretty sure it was book 6.

Wow. I am an obsessive nerd.
Was it just in your memory?
Um... yeah. My memory is weird like that. I can remember very specific details from a very long time ago. Especially if it was something that was funny or thought-provoking. I remember random things like the joke my favorite teacher told on the first day of class in 8th grade (more 10 years ago now) and the layouts of places that I only visited once when I was a child. I remember a lot of book quotes.
Jake also refers to his father's birthday in one of the books as well. I believe it is the one in which they first meet Erek. He states that he wants to be there on his father's birthday because he's fairly sure Tom won't be, since he was up to The Sharing shenanigans.

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Re: Which Book Was It...?

Post by Tobias_Marco » Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:40 pm

<We first meet Erik in book #10, I'm not sure about referring to Jake's father's birthday.>
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