things to remember about animorphs:
- two of the main cast are poc. the alien in his human form is a poc as well.
- the traditionally feminine, concerned-with-looks character, who spends her free time shopping and who has perfect blonde hair and who follows fashion trends, is also the team’s main combat powerhouse and is generally ferocious and terrifying in combat and a Soldier more than anyone else in the team. these things do not negate each other
- the other female character is the kind and gentle one but also strong as fuck and the most talented at the animorph’s Main Skill
- there are love plots, but they are understated and affect the characters without defining them. they are also, in one case, fucking tragic
- realistic portrayals of ptsd and general trauma
- varied family compositions and firm calling out of families that emotionally abuse children
- characters are not portrayed as single handedly able to save mankind, they are just trying to hold out so that the cavalry can arrive
- it is all available free, online, right fucking now
LITERALLY EVERYBODY NEEDS TO READ ANIMORPHS.
elfangor; andalite chronicles
you learned about thermals from animorphs don’t even lie u little shits
Okay, fine, Rachel. You want to do this, fine. I think you’re the bravest member of the group. I think in a bad fight I’d rather have you with me than anyone else. But yeah, Rachel, I think there’s something pretty dark down inside you. I think you’re the only one of us who would be disappointed if all this ended tomorrow. Cassie hates all this, Marco has personal reasons for being in this war, Ax just wants to go home and fight Yeerks with his own people, Tobias… who knows what Tobias wants anymore? But you, Rachel, you love it. It’s what makes you so dangerous to the Yeerks.
but how??? i am so jealous of you right now I want to scream.
this is all I have ever wanted in my entire life
[SOUNDS OF ANIMORPHS DYING.]
[rachel matters in the distance]
that awkward moment when half of your otp is a bird
seriously guys, you haven’t known tragic until you’ve sailed on the good ship rachel/tobias
okay time to take a break
gasp of delight
oh my gosh!!