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                       ANIMORPHS
                        ~ weekly ~
                     NEWSLETTER
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                         ISSUE #139
           WEEK OF MARCH 25, 2001

                   <HI EVERYONE!>
If you haven't noticed, for the past four weeks I've been leaving 
hints as to a certain something. A certain something that has been in 
AW twice before. HINT: the Oscars! Keep reading this week's issue to 
find out what it is! It's been a big week for news, so check that out 
too!

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 AW FORUM
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Last week's forum: what category would you most want to see in an 
Animorphs award ceremony and who would be the nominees? 

"Most Unknown Character or somehting, I want to know who Professor 
Powers was..!"
- Anim0rph2

"Keeping things short: Best Frontal Cover."
- gookgeek 

"Umm... *sweatdrops* I think that it'd be nice to have funniest 
aquireing moment -or something like that- Nominees: Tobias in book # 
15 w/ the "dolphin rodeo"; Marco in book #51 w/ the frog and the 
ducks; and Jake in booke #1 w/ the tiger."
- Crystal

"Well, they could have a "best quote" or something like in the 
Andalite  Chronicles where Elfangor is talking at the end, also 
probably one from #52, but I haven't read it yet, so I'm not sure 
where." 
- CBrown5257 

"Okay, I don't have any "serious" ideas, but I've got a few funny 
ones. I think Animorphs could win an award in "Best Book Written In 
First Person" (all the books are in 'first person'), "Best Gibbering 
Between Main Characters" (Marco and Rachel), "Best Bird Narrator" (if 
you can't guess that one, you obviously haven't read the 
books), "Best 62-Book Series" (yes, it'll be 62 books... counting 
Megamorphs and Chronicles but not Alternamorphs), "Best 6-pack of 
Main Characters" (please. You haven't counted them yet?!), "Best 
Perfectly-Logical-but-Supernatural Space-Time-Adapting Being" (yawn. 
Three guesses), and finally "Best Series Ending Year 2001". I don't 
have any nominees except Animorphs for any of the awards, but that 
just increases Animorphs' chances to win..."
- Blue Dragon

"Gee, give us something hard. Heaven forbid we should have to THINK 
once in a while! Fine, fine, just a sec... How about "Most Poplar 
Series Turned To Ghostwriting" or "Best Illstraions clashing with 
book descriptions" or, I GOT IT! "Most Airhead Writer" (Come on.. she 
is. Have you read the Ask KA stuff? How many times has she wrote 
contridictionary stuff and said "Ask Ax" or "I guess I forgot" 
or "Printing Error"{come on! isn't that sad?}) Well, here's my 3 
cents!"
- Reana

"Best Self-Pitier. hmm.. itd b hard 2 choose between jake and Tobias. 
dont get me wrong, theyre my favs, but they can b really annoying 
sometimes." 
- Steph :-) 

This week's forum question is: does friendship have a big role in the 
Animorphs team? Why?
Please, send in your forum responses to aw_newsletter@hotmail.com 
with "forum" as the subject.

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 AW POLL
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Last week's poll question was: should AW end when Animorphs ends?

Yes     3
No     6

This week's poll question is: I know it's kinda early to tell, but do 
you think Remnants has what it takes to have over 6 books? Send in 
your poll responses to aw_newsletter@hotmail.com with "poll" as the 
subject.

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 NEWS
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-- ANI SITE COMES BACK!
Now as you probably know, last week Ani-News.com was deleted. 
However, with the enormous support the site got and the many emails 
to Tripod, they have fully restored the site! Yes, Ani-News.com is 
back thank goodness and so is the AWN site! Tyler wanted me to thank 
everyone here who helped to bring back the site by writing to Tripod, 
we all appreciate it! http://aninews.tripod.com/aninews.html

-- REMNANTS
Huge news on the Remnants front, we got the cover, a summary, and 
just plain Remnants info!
First, thanks to Jeff, in the first book (The Mayflower 
Project), "the 80" are assembled. The 80 are made up of doctors, 
scientists, engineers and their families. There are also a few people 
there who were not actually invited. In book two, the survivors wake 
from their travel in space. Some of these people have noticable 
alterations from mutations. Some of these alterations are known in 
the second book, and some will be revealed later on in the series. 
And even more will wake up normal but will then change for the worse 
later on. We also got insight on two of the characters in the series. 
These are 2Face and Jobs. 2Face is an Asian-American female with a 
heavily burned face and worries she won't fit in (she's possibly 14 
years old). Jobs, is a normal everyday white boy with blond hair. 
Jeff also comments that "Awakening" or "Arrival" would be a good 
title for book #2.

Thanks to Mel and Jeff, it's the official summary for Remnants #1 The 
Mayflower Project, coming out in June!

FIVE
It's coming.
FOUR
Silently falling through space.
THREE
Too large to divert.
TWO
It will destroy Earth.
ONE
And there's nothing anyone can do about it.

It's 2011. An asteroid is on a collision course with the earth. And 
eighty people have been given the opportunity to survive. To leave 
the planet before the world ends. 
Jobs isn't quite sure of what's going on. Just that he and his family 
are a few of the lucky ones chosen to board a revamped space shuttle. 
A shuttle that will leave Earth just before the final impact. No one 
knows where they're going. Or if they'll make it there at all. 
Because there isn't a lot of time for questions. And there are fewer 
answers. . . . 

Also thanks to Mel and Jeff, as well as Jonathan Barkat and Ursula 
Albino, the first image of the first Remnants cover! You can see the 
original copy here at Morphz: http://www.morphz.com/posts/rem1big.jpg
and a "fixed up" version at NGtR: 
http://remnants.virtualave.net/images/rem1big.jpg

Jonathan Barkat created the cover and I've found an information page 
of Jonathan that includes his biography and some of his other work: 
http://www.adobe.com/print/gallery/barkat/main.html

-- OS ANSWERS SOME QUESTIONS
In the Animorphs Xtreme section of the Official Site, Ask The 
Informer has been updated with new questions and answers. Some of 
these questions have been asked many times before and now we get the 
(vague) responses. On the subject on who dies, a fan narrows down the 
victim to Rachel and the Informer hopes the Ellimist is mistaken. Did 
Taylor die at the end of #43? We don't know, "the fall may have 
mangled her body", but because of her skull, if Taylor isn't alive we 
know the sub-Visser Yeerk inside is. Did Rachel kill David in the end 
of #48? Well, "Rachel can be agressive, but taking  a life on 
purpose" is a bad thing. Do the Animorphs really live in New Jersey? 
The article you read was "re-printed" in a NJ newspaper that 
was "originally in a local paper where the Animorphs really live." 
See, I knew it! On another note, The Forum has been taken over by the 
Yeerks and will no longer be updated. Their poll question is new 
though, http://apps.scholastic.com/animorphs/forum/anipoll1.asp

-- #51 REVIEW
As promised, here is my review of #51 The Absolute:

Not a bad book. With the end of the series coming, the Animorphs last 
fully narrated books have been awesome! However, this one was not as 
awesome. The ghostwriter did a fantastc job and everything, and the 
Animorphs are finally getting smart. The book was good and it had 
some great battles, but it lacked the "thing" or "spice" that the 
most recent books have had. #51 is organized and action packed and it 
wasn't borin, but the planning of the Animorphs plan was so un-
planned, that it didn't seem real. And although the story wasn't 
boring but had plot holes, the writing was almost written by a twelve 
year old at other times it seemed like a 45 year old. Marco's humor 
also lacks a bit, I miss K.A.'s "joue de vive". And you think some 
normal people in the town would notice a hoard of tanks pounding down 
the street. I can't wait when K.A. writes her own in #53.

I am now reading #52 and a review could appear next week, so look out 
for it!

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 ON THE BOOK CHARTS
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#52 The Sacrifice comes on the Top 150 Book Charts this week at 103, 
from 202 last week.

And here's an interesting note, what's the number one selling book in 
the USA this week? It's "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find 
Them", "Quidditch Through the Ages" came in at third!

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 WEB PAGE OF THE WEEK
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None for this week, there are three listed below...

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
AW AWARDS 
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
Yes, THIS is what I've been hinting at in every introduction message 
in AW for the past week! Remember this? It's the 3rd Annual AW 
Awards, and this week the nominations are being released! This is the 
last time the awards will be taking place as Animorphs is ending. 
Now, keep in mind that you DO NOT have to send in your votes for next 
week, take your time and think about who you think should win. I'll 
post the winners in about a month! To vote, just reply to this email 
message with your vote in each category or visit AWN's Official Site 
at http://awn.ani-news.com and watch for the voting page coming soon 
where you can VOTE ONLINE! The only rule is that no double votes will 
be counted, you must vote for one nomination and one only in each 
category. Now, here are the nominations!!: 

3rd Annual AW Awards - Nominations 
Books #39-52, MM #4, The Ellimist Chronicles and Alternamorphs #2
"Awarding the best in Animorphs... for the last time!" 

1. BEST FIGHT 
- Ellimist VS Crayak (final game in The Ellimist Chronicles)
- Rachel VS David (#48)
- Marco, Tobias and Ax VS the Yeerks (#51)
- the new Animorphs VS the Yeerks (#50)

2. BEST BAD GUY
- Visser One
- David (#48)
- Crayak (The Ellimist Chronicles)
- Drode (Megamorphs #4)

3. BEST ALIEN SPECIES 
- the Ketran (The Ellimist Chronicles)
- Andalites 
- Taxxons (#43)
- the Yeerks

4. BEST NARRATION
- Cassie for #44
- Rachel for #48 
- Jake for #41
- Tobias for #49

5. BEST NEW MORPH 
- Tobias to Taxxon (#49)
- Jake to Beaver (#47)
- Cassie to Kangaroo (#44)
- Marco to Duck (#51)

6. BEST COVER AND INSIDE COVER 
- #47 The Resisitance (Beaver)
- #44 The Unexpected (Kangaroo)
- #49 The Diversion (German Shepherd)
- Megamorphs #4

7. BEST MALE CHARACTER 
- Jake 
- Marco
- Tobias 
- James (#50)

8. BEST FEMALE CHARACTER 
- Aguella (The Ellimist Chronicles)
- Cassie 
- Rachel
- Collette (#50)

9. BEST SUPPORTING CHARACTER 
- Loren (#49)
- Erek the Chee
- Gafinilan-Estrif-Valad (#40)
- Yami (#44)

10. BEST CHARACTER COMEBACK (new category)
- Helmacrons (#42)
- Taylor (#43)
- David (#48)
- Loren (#49) 

11. BEST NEW CHARACTER 
- Mertil and Gafinilan (#40)
- the Trekkies (#47)
- James, Collette, Timmy and Kelly (#50)
- Lackofa and Aguella (The Ellimist Chronicles)

12. BEST COUPLE
- Toomin and Aguella (The Ellimist Chronicles)
- Jake and Cassie
- Tobias and Rachel
- Marco, his Dad and Eva (#45)

13. MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT
- Marco frees his mother (#45)
- Tobias meets his mother (#49)
- New members join Animorphs (#50)
- Cassie "gives" the blue box to Tom (#50)

14. SNEAKIEST SPY 
- Marco as Bee (#40) 
- Rachel as German Shepherd (#49)
- David spies on Rachel (#48)
- Ax as Human Fighter Pilot (#46)

15. MOST JAW-DROPPING QUOTE 
- "They know we're human." - Rachel (#49) 
- "With the six of us, that's twenty-three Animorphs." - Jake (#50) 
-  - Ax (#46) 
- "I named them Andalites... Pemalites." - Ellimist (The Ellimist 
Chronicles)

16. BEST ANIMORPHS FAN SITE 
- Ani-News.com
- Morphz
- The Escafil Device

17. MOST OUTSTANDING BOOK (vote for ONE book only) 
- #45 The Revelation
- #49 The Diversion
- #46 The Deception
- #50 The Ultimate
- #47 The Resistance
- #48 The Return
- Megamorphs #4 
- The Ellimist Chronicles

18. BOOK THAT WASN'T NOMINATED BUT DESERVES AN AWARD
- #39 The Hidden
- #52 The Sacrifice
- #41 The Familiar
- Alternamorphs #2 The Nest Passage

REMEMBER: no double votes will be counted, you must vote for one and 
only  one nomination in each category. 

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 CLOSING REMARKS
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Thanks for reading this week's issue!
Send all your comments, forum, polls and any information to me at 
aw_newsletter@hotmail.com
Thanks again and see 'ya next week!
- Guillermo

< QUOTE OF THE WEEK >
"And the Oscar goes to... Julia Roberts."
- Kevin Spacey announcing the Best Actress Oscar award

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