Welcome to the Moonlight Library’s 30 Day Animorphs Challenge!
Despite Project Animorphs in 2013, I clearly do not talk about Animorphs enough.
This particular challenge is taken from the Heck Yeah Tumblr Challenges archive on Tumblr.
Day 20: How has Animorphs influenced your life?
I guess you want to hear about how Animorphs left a long-lasting impression on me. I can confirm that the multiple narrators used in the Megamorphs did heavily influence me in my Creative Writing classes way back in high school. I can also confirm that I had many, many Animorphs dreams, incredibly vivid ones, which I still remember to this day.
But I think the best influence Animophs has had on my life is in my reading. Animorphs left us loyal fans who had followed a 50 book series for five years not only on a cliffhanger but with the death of a favourite character and the unknown fates of pretty much the rest of the cast.
I’m still a big reader, and I can honestly say that cliffhangers don’t bother me. They especially don’t bother me when it’s Book 2 of a trilogy and you know the next one’s only a year away. Me? I got shafted at the end of a series I dedicated most of my formative years to. There was nothing after that ending.
And I can honestly say that characters like Rachel and Buffy and Xena, beautiful girls with a violent streak, really resonated with me. I’m by no means beautiful nor violent, but they presented a stark difference to the usual damsels in distress we still see carrying on in male-dominated films and TV shows and books nowadays.
And still, to this very day, I get excited whenever I see references to Animorphs or any of the main morphs, especially red-tailed hawks.