Mar. 10th, 2006 @ 08:00 pm
Hey everybody! I'm new to the whole "livejournal" thing, and I actually found out about this site from a link to the "Fans of the Animorphs" community. Imagine how excited I was when I found a whole community dedicated to Tobias, my absolute favorite character!
Anyway, I have a funny, unanswered question about Tobias.
Whatever happened to Dude?
Remember in book 1, the first morph of all the Animorphs was Tobias morphing his cat Dude. Then, Tobias got trapped (or trapped himself, w/e YOU think) in the red-tailed hawk body, and never saw his messed up family again. But what about his cat, Dude? Am I missing something, or did Tobias leave his cat with his alcoholic uncle and forgot about him, lol. That doesn't seem very Tobias-ish.
I guess he figured he couldn't do anything for his cat, though I've often wondered about Dude too. I've chaulked it up with her inconsistancies in the first book, like that they can have speech-thoughts while human.
In later books they sometimes thoughtspeak when human as well ~ although most often not...
Really? I don't remember that... What book? :)
Book 40 or later...
I was reading all those books some time ago, one after another, so I don't remember which book exactly ^^;;;
I do remember wondering "Why are they using thoughtspeak? They're not in morph..."
But it only happened once [or at least very few sentences].
Are you referrimg to the link between Mertil and Gafinlian (I know I misspelled that, but I don't have my books with me right now)? Cuz that was something totally different; it was like they were close enough to communicate without words or something.
Spelling = Gafinilan (^_~)
No, it was talk between the Animorphs... I'll watch for it next time I read it ^^.
Hmmm.... I wasn't that off with the spelling. Good times.
Cool. Post if/when you find it again, cuz now I'm dying of curiosity :)
Yeah, those KASUs suck.
Although Dude is mentioned again in book #33, when he [Tobias, not Dude (obviously)] is being tortured.
I always figured Dude was just, like, the least of his worries, since he was trapped as a bird and all. But I do agree that it seems a bit out of character for him.
I forgot about that... you're right. I don't think his uncle would abuse the cat. I like to think that Dude slipped out of the house one night, and found another nice home in the neighborhood. Maybe made friends with Fluffer.
YES! It works because Rachel is connected to Fluffer via Melissa, and Tobias is obviously connected to Dude because, hello, Dude was Tobias' cat, so the Fluffer-Dude connection is like symbolic of the deep, true love between Tobias and Rachel, and, and....
Ummm.... perhaps I got a tad too happy and just a little carried away with your idea??
Although Fluffer and Dude totally would've had gay cat sex. That would've been hot (you know, if you're into gay cats).
But on a serious, non-gay-cat-sex note (now there's something that you don't say everyday), that is a nice scenario; Dude being able to escape the household and finding a new family (just like Tobias did!! Oooh symbolism!! *Sigh* I'll stop now).
I am sincerley gald someone is as into Tobias/Rachel as I am. The end of the series=total crap. Rachel and Tobias, and Marco and Ax totally took over the world. But especially Rachel and Tobias.
And Fluffer and Dude... I must admit, even my homosexual mind didn't think up that one. IT IS A TOTAL SIGN.
The end of the series=total crap.
Damn right it was!! Failed completely!! And the four of them totally took over the world together; Jake and Cassie were the homebodies.
By the way, if you like Rachel/Tobias.... not to totally pimp myself out or anything, but I have a couple of (pretty crappy)Rachel/Tobias stories at animorphsfanfic if you'd like to go look. :)
In book #3 "The Encounter," Tobias said Jake left his uncle a message, saying he went to live with his aunt. Maybe this message said something about taking Dude to an animal shelter so he didn't starve. ;)
But from what we know about his uncle, he was an abusive alcoholic; would he really have taken Dude to an animal shelter?
I still like my theory, that Dude escaped. EscapE. Sorry. Little Ax/Dory moment there.
I like your theory too. Of course, in my brain, there was gay cat sex. But I still like it.
Ax/Dory would be the cutest crossover couple ever! It could totally happen.... Ax morphs a fish, runs into a cute blue fish who sounds like Ellen DeGeneres and won't remember his name two seconds later.... it would be true love.... here I go again; please, someone, anyone, stop me!!
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I am very similar to Tobias in many ways. We both hate Yeerks, (duh) we both are very alert, and like to be free.