The Animorphs and Politics

Last week I finished reading the Animorphs. I've read it before, back when I was a kid, but reading it this time was a totally different experience. Most obviously, I'm older, so a story about a bunch of teens doesn't read the same as it did when they were closer to my contemporaries. On top … Continue reading The Animorphs and Politics

Animorphs continues to be buck wild in The Ellimist Chronicles

This past weekend I finished rereading The Ellimist Chronicles from the Animorphs series. I remember this book being a stand out when I read the series before, but I wasn't sure if that was due to the content of the story or just because it was the last of the supplemental books to come out. … Continue reading Animorphs continues to be buck wild in The Ellimist Chronicles

Shiny and Less Gatekeepy: Ready Player One, the movie

Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline, is a story that emphatically celebrates, to a fault, the kind of overzealous pop-culture indulgence that I love. Basically, the entire world has regressed to obsessing over 80s references to try to crack a puzzle made by an eccentric developer who created the VR world the populous retreats to … Continue reading Shiny and Less Gatekeepy: Ready Player One, the movie

How the Helmacron Adventures Should Have Ended the Yeerk Invasion: Animorphs 24 and 42

Yada yada Animorphs blah blah Yeerks, etc. okay, that's out of the way; now we can get to the good stuff. There’s this alien species called Helmacrons, right, and they are super tiny and also have shrink rays, okay? When they shrink the Animorphs down in book 24, their morphs are shrunk down to stay relative … Continue reading How the Helmacron Adventures Should Have Ended the Yeerk Invasion: Animorphs 24 and 42