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Animorphs #30: The Reunion

Finally time for some more Marco mishaps! The Dork-Bajir Chronicles dives into Animorphs #30: The Reunion, the Marco book where he randomly bumps into his mom while skipping school.

We talk about mall chase scenes, my poor Marco’s baby bones (his feelings), and the overuse of the phrase “the bright, clear line.” Seriously. Get a thesaurus. I implore you. I beseech you. I urge you. Get a thesaurus.

This week’s Fanimail:  @ElgeneRosetta and @rxdjenny

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Planet Fitness’ “New Year’s Countdown” Ad

CHECK OUT THE AD HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3ld8QLGyr4&fbclid 

Time for a New Year’s ad! The intrepid ad boys tear down a year-old Planet Fitness ad about the evils of the modern world and how everyone thinks you’re ugly and need to go to a gym basically all the time. We have some laughs and get serious as well in this one, so strap in cause it’s a rollercoaster.

Once we react, explain, and tear down the ad, we rebuild it, as usual. Fortunately, the issues in this ad are so glaring that it doesn’t take much to fix it.

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The Speaking Tree: Animorphs #29

We’re back for more of The Speaking Tree! This time, as we look back on Animorphs #29: The Sickness, the book we talked about last week, we delve a bit deeper into the following questions:

How would you extract a single Yeerk from the Yeerk Pool if you had to act completely on your own?

How would you use morphing to get what you want out of a junior high school dance?

How would you use an eel morph in your own life for purely personal reasons?

This week’s Fanimail: @Velawesome

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Animorphs #29: The Sickness

We talk random illnesses, brain surgery, and junior high dancing in this week’s episode of The Dork-Bajir Chronicles about Animorphs #29: The Sickness. Let’s hope you don’t let out a Technicolor yawn when listening to this episode because things get real.

More than anything, we gush over the dance and everything involved with the dance.

Sorry.

This week’s Fanimail: @paulmichaelleary and @the_slan

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BandQ’s “Christmas With The Spruces” Ad

CHECK OUT THE AD HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBW4piqT2Bc&fbclid=

Quinn and Mikael endure the BandQ (basically UK Home Depot) ad “Christmas With the Spruces,” an alternate reality nightmare where humans are used as trees and the “people” are actually pine trees. Yes, they are animated. No, it’s not cute.

We figure out how to build something good out of this concept by bringing houses to life and fixing up the neighborhood with the concept of Christmas Humans

#xmashumans

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BONUS EPISODE: The Dork-Bajir Christmas Special

Join us for a special episode where we take your Animorphs and holiday related questions and spin them into a winter wonderland. Tune in to hear our answers to questions like:

What do Yeerks give each other for Christmas?

How would Ax behave at a holiday party?

Are Hork-Bajir mortified by Christmas trees?

Thanks for a great year and we hope to see and hear from you all long into the new year!

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The Speaking Tree: Animorphs #28

Welcome to our very first episode of The Speaking Tree, our off-week episode that dives into some hypothetical questions about the last book we read! In this case, we draw from Animorphs #28: The Decision and came up with the following questions:

How do you approach the problem of two facilities that are Yeerk controlled but you don’t know why they control them?

How do you get unlimited TV and internet to a laptop you keep in the woods?

How would you use a bull morph in your own life for purely personal reasons?

We are joined by Adam Heap, also known as Steam Driven on Patreon, a loyal patron at the Andalite tier!

To join the Animorphs discord server, click this link: https://discord.gg/YWEbQJ4

Check out Adam’s Youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE3J-nSM748QSH9v7PGnvRA

Check out his Twitter here: www.twitter.com/thomasheap91

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TK Maxx’s “Neverending Stocking” Ad

CHECK OUT THE AD HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3WKzrxB7wQ

On this episode of inADmissible, Quinn and Mikael take on “Stocko,” the super long, weirdly phallic stocking, a Christmas campaign nightmare from TK Maxx. If you weren’t scared of stockings before, you will be after witnessing this atrocity.

As Stocko belches presents to life, we talk about the vagueness of the product, the veiny horror that is this Xmas beast, and how we would rework the concept of something burping in your face into a positive.

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Animorphs #28: The Experiment

Welcome to the second half of the series! This week on The Dork-Bajir Chronicles we read and discuss Animorphs #28: The Experiment, the Ax book where they invade a slaughterhouse and also save some chimpanzees!

We have a lot of questions about this book. Could you rip open someone’s stomach with a wrench? Is this book saying factory farming is actually, factually okay to do? How much money would it take for each of us to be okay pooping in front of each other? So many deep dives into stuff that should probably be left alone!

This week’s Fanimail:
@GDPosta: https://twitter.com/GDPosta/status/1023943502063915011 

@Tellurium124: https://twitter.com/Tellurium124/status/1063813510621212673 

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Halfway Mark Analysis: Part 2

In the second half of our Halfway Mark Analysis, we talk about the format of the series, including it’s publication history, some trivia about its release, our experiences with getting our hands on the Animorphs as children, and more!

We also play a few games such as a Live from the Gardens Final Jeopardy, Guess The Plot, and more! Big thanks to all our fans and listeners who have gotten us this far and who have contributed thoughts and questions to this episode and others! We love you all equally!

Except you. You’re the frickin’ bomb.