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Title: The Opinionated Animorphs Book Guide!
Post by: GregMcduck on October 05, 2009, 11:11:29 AM
In my youngen days (the mid-90s) I got hooked to a Young Adult science fiction series that was unlike anything I had encountered before: K.A. Applegate's Animorphs, a 64-book yarn about war, slavery, sanity and then there was one book where they became really small and entered a guy's body. It wasn't a masterpiece, but the series was suprisingly complex for what it was, and it really excelled in it's character development. I recently returned to this series, and have become compelled to make some Youtube reviews of each of the books. So, yes, I have started another project which I'll probably give up on in a few weeks.  :P

The format I'm using is lovingly ripped off from SF Debris' Star Trek episode reviews, which is you haven't watched are awesome and you should totally check him out. I actually contacted him and got permission, so don't worry. Anyway, already finished the first two reviews, and I have no idea how fast I can do the rest, but you'll be the first to know.

The Opinionated Animorphs Review: Introduction

http://www.youtube.com/v/av1jVkcqXq0&hl=en&fs=1
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Post by: GregMcduck on October 05, 2009, 11:16:07 AM
My review of Animorphs #1 - The Invasion

Part One
http://www.youtube.com/v/uVYktEsUbDg&hl=en&fs=1

Part Two
http://www.youtube.com/v/pc7iEwoDeCA&hl=en&fs=1
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Post by: GregMcduck on October 05, 2009, 11:19:40 AM
My review of Animorphs #2 - The Visitor

Part One
http://www.youtube.com/v/6qAAf7b0pu8&hl=en&fs=1

Part Two
http://www.youtube.com/v/CwJNvpHuEYc&hl=en&fs=1
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Post by: Tripe on October 05, 2009, 11:23:24 AM
Interesting idea for reviews, never read the books though.

What's most interesting to me is how much like my friend Greg you sound only with a different regional accent.
Title: Re: The Opinionated Animorphs Book Guide!
Post by: GregMcduck on October 05, 2009, 11:49:19 AM
You mean the also non-hetrosexual Greg? Are you sure this guy just isn't my clone?
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Post by: Tripe on October 05, 2009, 11:53:46 AM
I doubt it, do you look like Rowan Atkinson after some major cosmetic teaks? ;)
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Post by: GregMcduck on October 05, 2009, 11:58:19 AM
I don't think I'd care to admit it if I did.  :P
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Post by: GregMcduck on October 14, 2009, 04:28:41 AM
My review of Animorphs #3 - The Encounter

Part One
http://www.youtube.com/v/TCVB-eD5XNk&hl=en&fs=1

Part Two
http://www.youtube.com/v/apIkxCN4_pI&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: The Opinionated Animorphs Book Guide!
Post by: GregMcduck on October 28, 2009, 05:28:24 AM
My review of Animorphs #4 - The Message

http://www.youtube.com/v/5rQBcXqxqZo&hl=en&fs=1
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Post by: Tripe on October 28, 2009, 05:04:41 PM
My review of Animorphs #4 - The Message

Woo, and no sign of this one being left by the roadside yet! ;)
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Post by: GregMcduck on November 04, 2009, 04:47:41 AM
My review of Animorphs #5 - The Predator

Part One
http://www.youtube.com/v/etw_14uioms&hl=en&fs=1

Part Two
http://www.youtube.com/v/S7IA9U4YWb8&hl=en&fs=1
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Post by: gojikranz on November 16, 2009, 02:37:37 PM
good stuff.  i recall crapping out sometime around megamorphs #2 (the dinosaur one) i always wondered what happened afterwards so if you ever get there ill finally know (im way to lazy to actually read the books or even read summaries).
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Post by: GregMcduck on November 17, 2009, 08:33:39 AM
i recall crapping out sometime around megamorphs #2 (the dinosaur one)
Understandable, I hated Megamorphs #2.

My review of Animorphs #6 - The Capture:

Part One
http://www.youtube.com/v/svWOmpYAnCY&hl=en_US&fs=1

Part Two
http://www.youtube.com/v/AvQ6qVPTKHQ&hl=en_US&fs=1
Title: Re: The Opinionated Animorphs Book Guide!
Post by: GregMcduck on December 20, 2009, 02:47:38 PM
Ok, so here's my story: I was about 75% finished with the first version of this review when my complete suddenly crashed. After almost two weeks of trying to stitch my computer back together, I finally gave up. I had money saved to buy a new computer anyway, so I bought a new fancy machine with lots of power, and whats more, new video editing software, so you'll see some changes in style from the earlier videos. Also, I'll experimenting with other projects as well.

So, FINALLY, my review of Animorphs #7: The Stranger

Part One
http://www.youtube.com/v/0h9yqNBVvsQ&hl=en_US&fs=1

Part Two
http://www.youtube.com/v/jezgtXjcCi8&hl=en_US&fs=1
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Post by: Fuzzy Necromancer on December 21, 2009, 05:34:13 PM
Wow.

I just blazed through the review, and I must say, kudos mamma jamma. It's been a while since I read this series, and you've taken a refreshing and well-thought-out look at it. :)
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Post by: GregMcduck on December 25, 2009, 06:25:18 AM
My christmas gift you you all: An early review of Megamorphs #1 The Andalite's Gift:

Part One
http://www.youtube.com/v/t1eVJ4T3Nsg&hl=en_US&fs=1

Part Two
http://www.youtube.com/v/d0T7HWCkEcY&hl=en_US&fs=1
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Post by: Fuzzy Necromancer on January 13, 2010, 02:49:15 PM
Thank you! :D This is even better than my Doctor Who Season 3 Boxed Set!
Title: Re: The Opinionated Animorphs Book Guide!
Post by: GregMcduck on January 16, 2010, 12:36:13 PM
My review of Animorphs #8 - The Alien

Part One
http://www.youtube.com/v/H9PNp5rhfC8&hl=en_US&fs=1

Part Two
http://www.youtube.com/v/L-GTCUQ3SNU&hl=en_US&fs=1
Title: Re: The Opinionated Animorphs Book Guide!
Post by: GregMcduck on January 26, 2010, 08:56:28 AM
My review of Animorphs #9 - The Secret

Part One
http://www.youtube.com/v/0MtJ-kkVHvM&hl=en_US&fs=1

Part Two
http://www.youtube.com/v/gHMgBcyCENc&hl=en_US&fs=1
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Post by: Fuzzy Necromancer on February 27, 2010, 06:00:35 PM
Huzzah! ^_^

I look forward to your next one.
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Post by: BBQ Platypus on March 01, 2010, 12:20:52 AM
On a related note, I now have that damned song stuck in my head.