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The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release => Starbase Café => Topic started by: jaychant on May 11, 2009, 09:09:49 pm

Title: orz
Post by: jaychant on May 11, 2009, 09:09:49 pm
There is a Japanese pictograph that is used today: orz

orz is a pictograph depicting someone bowing down. The "o" is the head, the "r" is the arms and body, and the "z" is the legs.

Is there possibly a connection between this pictograph and the Orz in Star Control II, or is it just a coincidence?

If it's a coincidence, it's one heck of a coincidence! ;D

Title: Re: orz
Post by: Death 999 on May 12, 2009, 04:35:20 pm
No, it's not even a coincidence. If you throw random characters together, you can make pictographs. Given the number of these things, it's hardly even improbable.

It would be a coincidence of the highest order if the Orz had ANYTHING to do with bowing. Either that, or the creators noticed this resemblance at the time they made SC2.

Title: Re: orz
Post by: Dabir on May 13, 2009, 06:48:57 pm
I found this out a few months ago when looking up "Orz" on youtube. Going by the videos, it's a thoroughly scary phenomenon - all the comments are just 'orz'.

Title: Re: orz
Post by: SweetSassyMolassy on May 13, 2009, 11:39:42 pm
Obviously it's the Orz trying to communicate with us.