Animorphs was always a war story. Wars don’t end happily. Not ever. Often relationships that were central during war, dissolve during peace. Some people who were brave and fearless in war are unable to handle peace, feel disconnected and confused. Other times people in war make the move to peace very easily.
Always people die in wars. And always people are left shattered by the loss of loved ones.
That’s what happens, so that’s what I wrote.
Jake and Cassie were in love during the war, and end up going their seperate ways afterward. Jake, who was so brave and capable during the war is adrift during the peace. Marco and Ax, on the other hand, move easily past the war and even manage to use their experience to good effect. Rachel dies, and Tobias will never get over it. That doesn’t by any means cover everything that happens in a war, but it’s a start.
Here’s what doesn’t happen in war: there are no wondrous, climactic battles that leave the good guys standing tall and the bad guys lying in the dirt. Life isn’t a World Wrestling Federation Smackdown. Even the people who win a war, who survive and come out the other side with the conviction that they have done something brave and necessary, don’t do a lot of celebrating. There’s very little chanting of ‘we’re number one’ among people who’ve personally experienced war.
I’m just a writer, and my main goal was always to entertain. But I’ve never let Animorphs turn into just another painless video game version of war, and I wasn’t going to do it at the end. I’ve spent 60 books telling a strange, fanciful war story, sometimes very seriously, sometimes more tongue-in-cheek. I’ve written a lot of action and a lot of humor and a lot of sheer nonsense. But I have also, again and again, challenged readers to think about what they were reading. To think about the right and wrong, not just the who-beat-who. And to tell you the truth I’m a little shocked that so many readers seemed to believe I’d wrap it all up with a lot of high-fiving and backslapping. Wars very often end, sad to say, just as ours did: with a nearly seamless transition to another war.
An exotic creature from an alien world.
in this hypothetical scenario where the ST cast builds a metaphorical barricade and makes their own movie, they bring in the unicorn dog
it’s chris pine’s idea
John Cho is over in the corner going “No, guys, get your shit together”
but Pine is going “UNICORN DOG GUYS, UNICORN DOG”
And then Simon Pegg starts in on it too
“UNICORN DOG YES GOOD”
“ZACH LET US BORROW NOAH”
“what—no, leave my dog alone”
and that’s how they find the villain for their youtube movie
#I need to KNOW #WHEN #WHERE #HOW #DID YOU TO TALK ABOUT STUFF #AND THINGS #what was derek wearing? #how close where you two? #was it on the phone? #do you do that from time to time? #what tone do you use when talking in private to each other? #is it an intimate or an annoyed thing #is it friendly #does it feel nice to have finally someone who listens to you and ask you stuff huh? #HUH??? #TELL ME (via werecarrot)
girls fighting evil: the scholars
i have my books
and my poetry to protect me
-i am a rock, simon and garfunkel
(not all the battles are won with fists, claws, or knives. some girls know their ways around a search engine, have taken notes to the point of exhaustion, have memorized bookstores. they find their power in knowledge, researching their enemies until they know exactly what word to whisper into their warrior’s ear to send the demons back to hell.)