Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The A is for...umm...something about Animals right?

Hey guys, I’m back with another random post about nothing really all that important. Sorry about this. Don’t worry it will be over soon, you can just leave a reply saying hey good point and pretend like you read it. I would honestly never know.

So anyway; Richards ANIMORPHS Forum. I think most of us notice that the Animorph’s board is one of the least active boards on the forum. The common trend is for new members to start in the Animorph’s board and gradually move over to the general categories. The veteran members are rarely seen actually talking about what brought us all together; Animorphs!

Some people find it hard to believe that an Animorphs forum is active after almost 10 years. You can really only talk about Animorphs for so long right? After a certain point the discussions start to repeat themselves. The newer members will bring up a great point that you talked about seven months ago. After awhile they’ll start to feel the repeat of the discussions and they’ll drift away from the Animorph’s board too.

But just because most of the discussions of the board have been done in one form or another, that doesn’t mean we should give up on them. There will always be fresh perspectives on the books that we all love. For every “Thoughts about book #54” and “What would be your battle morph” threads, there will be a unique idea out there that makes the Animorphs board worth checking out every once in awhile. (I just read “The wall between Jake and Cassie” and thought Hylian Dan made some great perspectives on their relationship.)

So to sum up what I’m trying to say (because my posts are never clear enough to pull the message out without an idiot proof conclusion) we should try to bring back the Animorphs discussion to the forum! Check out a few of the new discussions and try to see if you can get some new perspectives on the series. Reassess the points of the series you love or that you questioned and maybe you’ll find some new discussion topics too. Terenia should be commended for organizing the group reread; a weekly reread of the series in order. Not a bad idea. Revisiting what brought us to the forum in the first place might bring us closer than ever.

But we should be proud that if the Animorphs discussion isn’t what has kept us together for so long, it means that e have survived solely on the community we have created. RAF FTW!


Richard said...

I am guilty as charged. But great post!

Estelore said...

Duff, this really rocks. I've not had much time lately to post in RAF, to my great chagrin, but I expect I'll be spending a bit more time in the books board the next time I log in. :)
Thanks, man. We could use the reminder.

Jeffrey Long said...

I'm mostly avoiding the Animorphs board for the fact that up until recently, I haven't read any of the books since I was a kid, and even then, I never made it past the David trilogy, so I'm trying to avoid spoilers as much as possible, plus I can't really add to much to the convos there, becuase most of what people are always talking about, is from books I haven't gotten to yet.

However I'm in the process of reading each book, one-by-one (As can be seen in my Reviews of the Books thread, as I review each one after I read it).

But yeah, that's why I rarely post there at the current time.