- On p119, Ax says there are only three races in the galaxy that still fight the Yeerks. It'd be cool if at some point in the series we got to read about the other two.
hmm humans, andalite, hork-bajir/arn, whatever race the elimist is, and apparently hawks and whales too. there you have 6.
I think i've generally liked better the parts in other books describing tobias better than the books narrated by tobias himself. he seems a lot less derpy. this book is one of the few random animorphs books that I have. i pick them up at random places, when people are giving them away, or throwing them away, or once when they are selling them for a few pennies. consequently i have no choice as to which ones i get, which means my selection is very random. i have 2 cassie books, one disturbing tobias book, and one Ax book.
(Tobias's books tend to be very heavy stuff, ax's serious, or comically serious, or sometimes seriously comic, and Jake's books somehow philosophical, like i want to engage in some deep socratic debate stuff)
hey i thought the whale sending messages to cassie was out there. as was the assumption that dolphins are always happy.
but you know whales attacking foreign objects or beings in the water, even threatening things are not uncommon. take the real life example of Mocha d**k and the Essex, which were two real life inspirations for the book Moby d**k. the whaling ship Essex was sunk by a sperm whale purposefully ramming it(it wasn't just some panicking, hunted, whale thrashing around) mocha d**k "was sometimes quite docile, sometimes swimming alongside the ship, but once attacked he retaliated with ferocity and cunning, and was widely feared by harpooners. When agitated he would sound and then breach so aggressively his entire body would sometimes come completely out of the water.
In Reynolds' account, Mocha d**k was killed in 1838, after he appeared to come to the aid of a distraught cow whose calf had just been slain by the whalers."
not to mention many anecdotes of dolphins keeping sharks away from human swimmers.
working together to hunt, even across species is not uncommon http://news.discovery.com/animals/helpf ... 20502.html
there is a heartwarming tale from radiolab about a whale who is saved from drowning by humans. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FU3ONHtIkYM
you decide whether it actually felt gratitude or not.
but hey, if whales communicating across species is weird, i'm sure cassie and Tobia's strange dreams about the sea and their simultaneous fainting is weird too. the "chosen ones" lols.
but oh boy, tobias nearly eating cassie, i know it doesn't sound very appealing when i describe it, but in the book was so funny. "and just WHY are you a squirrel in the middle of the night?"
 no way, you guys found out a way to automatically censor Moby d**k? d**k is a hamburger joint over here.