sent to 380 people this week, it's .… ------------------------- ANIMORPHS ~ weekly ~ NEWSLETTER ------------------------- ISSUE #137 WEEK OF MARCH 18, 2001 <HI EVERYONE!> Happy St. Patty's Day (I know it was yesterday), hope the luck o' the Irish was with ya. I saw Enemy at the Gate, it was pretty good, but when I bought the ticket, they asked me if I was over 15 years old. I'm 17, and they didn't ask how old my 15 year old friend was! Amazing! The world welcomes another teenager, my sister turns 13 tomorrow! I don't know why I'm telling you, but since I told you my brother's birthday two weeks ago, why not mention my sisters! Oh, the Oscars are next week. The Oscars present awards to the year's best movies and actors (Go Julia!), "wouldn't it be lovely" if there was an award ceremony for the best Animorphs books? Hmmm... &&&&&&&&& AW FORUM &&&&&&&&& Last week's forum: Do you think Remnants will have the success Animorphs did? Will it get a TV show? Why or why not? I got some great responses, thank you to EVERYONE who sent in their forum reponses, I appreciate it! "Oooh, that one's hard. I think it will from what I've heard on the Morphz summary of it. It's going to thrive on twists and turns, so that's a plus. That and the fact that I've been going around school telling everyone about it and I know that I've gotten some people interested in it. If it's on the WB, yes. Disney and Nickelodeon, no!" - Crystal "I hope Remnants is as successful, and a TV show? Only if it has nothing to do with Scholastic. ^_^ " - Patrick I don't think Remnants will do good because there's too many darn sci- fi books out there, and Remnants sounds just like the rest of them. And god no for the TV show! - Andrew "I don't think that it will be possible for Remnants to have NEARLY as popular as Animorphs. I mean, first of all it's KA's 3rd series, so many people will be like, "oh, she's old hat". I think Everworld dissillusioned some hard-core Animorphs fans just because it was different with the gods and sorcery, and yet at the same time, to similar. To many times the characters acted like darker versions of the Animorphs with slight modifications. But on the other side, the Animorphs fans who now have this 4.95 that they're not spening will probally at least give it a try. And all I can say for the TV show is; if it does get one, I hope for K.A.'s sake that it's nothing like the Animorphs show..." - Ziltron "No, I don't think Rements will have the same reponse Animorphs has had. First of all, there will only be six books--not loong enough to get a huge repnse. ANimorphs was in the middle of it's 2 year before I started reeading them I think if there were a lot of books, it would give more readers a chance to get involved." - Reana This week's forum question is: what category would you most want to see in an Animorphs award ceremony (besides the Best Book and Best Aliens and stuff, be original!), and who would be the nominees? Please, send in your forum responses to email@example.com with "forum" as the subject. %%%%%%% AW POLL %%%%%%% Last week's poll question was: what was the more shocking news item, K.A. stops writing not only Animorphs but Everworld as well OR K.A.'s new series, Remnants? Thank you to all who voted! K.A. ends Animorphs and Everworld 7 K.A. is starting a brand new series! 6 Both 1 This week's poll question is: should AW to end when Animorphs ends? Send in your poll responses to firstname.lastname@example.org with "poll" as the subject. ====== NEWS ====== -- ANI SITE DELETED One of the best Animorphs fan sites out there has been deleted. If you got the emergency e-mail I sent out on Friday, you know that the entire Ani-News.com site has been deleted (along with the official AW site. all that's left is the message board). Someone reported to Tripod that Tyler's site had broken the rules of Tripod. We're not sure, but the rule in question is that ani-news.com posted a link to download the Animorphs Game Boy game (that is illegal by the way). A lot of people are trying to get the site back, and here's what you can do to help: Email Tripod (email@example.com) and tell them to bring back Ani-News.com, even if the just the "News" page is deleted. We have got to try to bring it back! -- #52 SAMPLE CHAPTER Although #52 The Sacrifice has already been released in most cities, the Official Site posted a sample chapter for the book! You can find chapter 9 of #52 here: http://www.scholastic.com/animorphs/sample52.htm Oh and by the way, I was supposed to have a review for #51 posted this week. But it's been pretty hectic around here so I didn't have time. I PROMISE the review next week though! Also, remember to vote for Animorphs in the Kids Choice Awards for Best Book if you haven't already: http://nick.com/all_nick/specials/kca_2001/kca_index.jhtml -- NEW #45 SUMMARY It's the THIRD summary that has been released for the final Animorphs book. The first from.... gosh, I don't remember where it was from. But the second one from bamm.com was kinda, very "spoilery". This third one from Amazon.com is not spoilerish at all, so take a look- see!: The extraordinary conclusion to the best-selling Animorphs series. Jake, Rachel, Tobias, Cassie, Marco, and Ax know that even if they could have warned people in the beginning, no one would have believed their story. A story about an invasion of parasitic aliens. So, for all this time, Jake, the other Animorphs, and Ax have secretly fought a desperate battle. Secretly held the Yeerks at bay. But those days are over. And there are no more secrets. It comes down to the final battle between the Yeerks and Animorphs. And no one knows who will win, lose, or live . . . +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ ON THE BOOK CHARTS +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ #51 The Absolute dropped off the Top 150 Book Charts, and there are now no new Animorphs books on the charts. <><><><><><><><><><><><> WEB PAGE OF THE WEEK <><><><><><><><><><><><> Tails' Page http://geocities.com/tails9chick/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CLOSING REMARKS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thanks for reading this week's issue! Send all your comments, forum, polls and any information to me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks again and see 'ya next week! - Guillermo < QUOTE OF THE WEEK > "My shoes are touching dirt! Can't we go home?" - Beebe Bluff in "Doug's Bloody Buddy" ANIMORPHS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER #137 is copyright (c) 2001 by Guillermo Larocca (email@example.com) NO NEWS SHOULD BE POSTED ON ANY ANIMORPHS WEB SITE OR NEWSLETTER WITHOUT GIVING ANIMORPHS WEEKLY PROPER CREDIT.