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Re: Origin of Orz' word "Frumple"
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2003, 07:24:45 am »

I have no idea if it means anything, but I did think about it the "mashing on the keyboard" thing. If it isn't, than why not a real word? This is, at least, the most confusing job the translator's had. The Orz are damned fascinating..
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« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2003, 07:30:00 am »

I think that your right about mashing a hand into the keyboard.  I tried it too, and got pretty damn close.  Wink
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« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2003, 07:05:12 pm »

Maybe the Orz were getting to the programmer and it ain't been his hands but his HEAD?

Sort of like "no, No, NOOOOO!!! I HATE Orz!?!

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« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2003, 09:42:20 pm »

If you do it on a dvorak keyboard, it spells 42 Grin
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Re: Origin of Orz' word "Frumple"
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2003, 04:00:06 am »

That makes sense!
but instead of mashing the keyboard, just let your cat walk around on it

n,g,h are close enough for a paw  Wink
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« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2003, 05:49:00 am »

Okay, here comes another theory:

Since our computer has had troubles translating that Orz word (and those smart guys knew about it), they tried to type it themselves, but...

they only had an old IBM 386 25MHz 80MB HD 16MB RAM that they somehow aquired from the Androsynth and just hacked away at the keyboard which is completely unfit for their fins

Just look at them, you'll understand Wink

http://www.classicgaming.com/starcontrol/sc2/images/orz-sitting.gif
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« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2003, 06:44:14 am »

Well, their monitors DO look like cga..
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« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2003, 02:29:48 pm »

Impressive that htey still run in that Ethane soultion that the Orz breathe and swim in... Microsfot and IBM could larn a few things from the Androsynth
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« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2003, 04:20:06 pm »

It does look more like touch-pads, doesn't it?
That other-dimension technology can be quite versatile I guess Tongue

Who knows, if we had fins we might have had touch-pads a thousand years ago!
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« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2003, 05:35:10 pm »

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I really like that MicrosFot. Isn't that a sister-company of MicrosZoq and MicrosPik, whereas ZebrankYBM went out of business?
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« Reply #25 on: February 07, 2003, 05:53:19 pm »

To be honest, it's an example of how a typo can produce a great idea Smiley I didn't even notice it til I read your post...

Yes, MicrosFot is the leading software producer on the ZoqFotPik homeworld. Their newest operating system is called MicrosFot 60 -Liberation Version. although it includes a screensaver consisting of famous Frungy games throughout the times, it's main attraction is actually the rather chilidish and pointless "Whack the Zebranky" game.
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« Reply #26 on: February 07, 2003, 08:21:47 pm »

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« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2003, 08:56:20 pm »

Isn't MicrosPik a really small company that produces lenses?
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Re: Origin of Orz' word "Frumple"
« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2003, 09:42:10 pm »

Guys, I gotta be honest with you! I'm really having so much fun right now!

Good to be here!

Would like to have that "Whack the Zebranky" game for my free time!!!
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« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2003, 01:55:04 pm »

Actually, Whack a Zepranky is a K-18 game. Outside MicrosFot, there are loads of worried mothers and angry activists demonstrating with slogan such as "Down with needless violence in games!", "Not my Zebranky!", "More FRUNGY for the people". (the last one is something that appears in every major demonstration among the ZoqFotPik for some reason
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