Animorphs

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Introduction

Five ordinary-seeming youths stumble across a dying alien in an abandoned construction site on their way home from the mall one night. This alien, an Andalite named Prince Elfangor, tells them that Earth is being invaded by an alien race called the Yeerks, creatures about the same size and shape as a slug, capable of crawling into a human body through the ear and seizing control over the brain. The Yeerks are covertly invading Earth, stealing humans to use as hosts. The Andalites tried to stop them but failed. Now, the only free humans who know about the Yeerk invasion are these kids, Jake, Marco, Cassie, Rachel, and Tobias. In order to fight the Yeerk invasion, Elfangor gives them some technology that will allow them to transform into any animal they can touch. Later, the humans are joined by Elfangor's younger brother, Aximili. Together, these six must stand against the Yeerk Empire and their leader, Visser Three, the only Yeerk to ever take an Andalite host, the one Yeerk in all the galaxy with the power to morph. Earth's survival is in the hands of six children. It is in the hands of the Animorphs.

The Author

The Animorphs series, and all its spinoffs, were written by K.A. Applegate.

The Canon

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Terminology

Below is a list of terms and their definitions that are used in this fan community.

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Fan fiction policy and history

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Fandom History

The Animorphs fan fiction community, very early in its fannish history, was primarily based out of FanFiction.Net. For a few years including 1998 and 1999, it would be the biggest book based community on that site. Several of FanFiction.Net's columnist came from this fandom. After this glory moment, the fandom seemed to have quieted down.

On December 18, 1998, the first Animorphs story was posted on FanFiction.Net. [1] It was The Choice by AniRachel.

According to moriath on LiveJournal [2]:

Around FFN in 1998 or 1999 there was a huge, though mostly tongue in cheek, "VIW war" (Very Important Writer for those who weren't in AM fandom. Our version of BNFs) that began to get out of hand so the three of us involved had to write fics to end it showing we actually were all friends and that it was meant to be humorous. It was all about Mary Sues/Self insertions run amok.[3]

According to moriath on LiveJournal [4], between 1998 and 2000, the Animorphs fan fiction community was very wanky. moriath attributed this to the demographics of that fan fiction community at that time. Fans had started reading the books in 1996 and had several ideas about things should be and quickly developed their own fanon. Marco/Rachel fans, which was a non-canon pairing, found themselves in conflict with Rachel/Tobias fans because the latter was canon and some people didn't like seeing them broken up.


According to moriath on LiveJournal [5], there was not much conflict involving slash because it was very late to arrive.

According to hulamoth on LiveJournal [6], the period between 1998 and 2000 had some Mary Sue kerfluffling and wanking. moriath's analsysis is that age of the participants played a part in the amount of fighting present in that fandom.

By 2001, was a trend in some parts of fan space of people having been encouraged by their fellow fen to use beta readers. The people having been advised to do this never had the term, the concept of beta reading explained to them. When they found a serious beta reader, they frequently were in a state of shock as they had thought that beta reading was nothing more than extended reviews. This led to some friction and was a problem with this fandom. It signaled a change and perception in the usage of the word in the community.

On November 29, 2002, the Livejournal community called Animorphs[7] was created. It was the first Livejournal community dedicated entirely to the Animorphs fandom and anything that pertains to that fandom. It remains one of the most active Livejournal communities about the Animorphs, although it was later followed by the creation of other Animorphs-related Livejournal communities.

On May 21, 2003, the Livejournal community allcrossovers was created. [8] Posted to the community was fan fiction from some of the following fandoms: Angel, Animorphs, Blade, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, CSI, CSI: Miami, Doctor Who, Grey’s Anatomy, Guyver, Harry Potter, Highlander, Lord of the Rings, Lost, Northern Exposure, Smallville, Sports Night, Star Trek, Stargate, Tomorrow People, Tortall, Veronica Mars.


On March 28, 2004, the LiveJournal community animorphsfanfic was created for the purpose of sharing Animorphs fan fiction. [9]

Kerfluffles

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Influential Stories

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Fandom Members

See also Category:Animorphs fans.


Fandom Size

December 2006

As of December 5, 2006, there are 3,832 Animorphs stories on FanFiction.Net.

As of December 6, 2006, there are 502 members in the Animorphs[10] Livejournal community.

May 2007

As of May 27, 2007, there are 3 stories on The Zone~. [11]

December 2007

As of December 8, 2007, there are 12 stories on Quizilla[12] and 4,008 on FanFiction.Net. [13]

July 2008

As of July 10, 2008, there are 71 fans on FanPop. [14]

Misc

See also Animorphs fan fiction community size.

External Links

See also

Sources

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