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What do we REALLY know about the orz?
« on: December 24, 2013, 07:13:01 pm »

Although the androsynth disappeared, there is no indication that they suffered a nefarious end other than the encounter with "something" in the lab. So what do we really know about the orz and arilou? Is one more evil than the other. We know more about the arilou, and they are more forthcoming with what they have done in human history, and the orz don't seem to want us to know what happened to the androsynth? (does one seem more moral than the other because it allows us to know more? Do we trust things we can understand?)
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Re: What do we REALLY know about the orz?
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2013, 03:09:26 pm »

Well, the Orz doesn't just not want us to know about the fate of the Androsynth, they shoot us for asking the wrong question. I think that's an important difference.
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Re: What do we REALLY know about the orz?
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2013, 06:20:01 pm »

I mean, is it bad that we ask that question?

Why are they so sensitive?

And why do we care about the androsynth?
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Re: What do we REALLY know about the orz?
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2013, 12:04:21 am »

We know that the Androsynth were researching Dimensional Fatigue ("DF") before they disappeared. This is not necessarily the same thing as Inter-Dimensional Fatigue ("IDF").

We know that the Androsynth were reporting ghosts, poltergeists, and other supernatural phenomena just before they disappeared.

We know that a respected scientist went mad and got covered with cuts when he learned all about the fate of the Androsynth, and it's implied very heavily that the cuts were from something external ("them").

The Orz tell us that they are "*fingers*", projections of some entity that lives in another reality, described by the Orz as "*below*".

We know from Word of God that the entity which projects the Orz is "them".

The Orz tell us that the Arilou are also from some other reality, but somehow different from the reality "they" come from; the Orz describes the place the Arilou come from as "*above*".

The Arilou tell us that there are "parasites", and implies strongly that these "parasites" are responsible for the disappearance of the Androsynth. They also tell us that the Orz cannot be trusted, and that they have modified us to protect us from these "parasites". The Arilou casually suggest that we have already met the Orz, however, so it seems that simply talking to the Orz doesn't cause us to be seen by "them".

The Arilou tell us that simply knowing about "them" will cause us to "look where [we] have never looked before", and cause us to be seen. This is also said by the scientist who went crazy, which is why he destroyed everything.

In summary, we have a pretty good idea of the abstract: the Androsynth looked into dangerous places when they researched DF, and as a result were seen by "them". "They" did something to the Androsynth which caused them to disappear, appearing to the Androsynth to be some sort of supernatural force such as ghosts and poltergeists. After this, "they" started pushing parts of themselves into our reality where the Androsynth had resided, and we see these parts of "them" as projections, which are the Orz. However, it seems that being seen by the Orz is not enough to put us in the same danger that the Androsynth were put in; we need to open up to them in order for that to happen, and given how casually the Arilou talk about the Orz, probably quite a bit. What we don't know is why the Orz aren't an immediate threat, what "they" did to the Androsynth, and what exactly "*Pretty Space*" (where the Orz claim the Taalo reside) is.
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Re: What do we REALLY know about the orz?
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2013, 04:24:54 pm »

If I'm not mistaken, we also know (from "Word of God") that whatever happened to the Androsynth, they aren't completely obliterated.  There is a chance they could escape/rebuild/return to our reality someday.
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Re: What do we REALLY know about the orz?
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2013, 04:39:08 pm »

I always like to think of this example to illustrate the Orz.

Say you have a a pool. You are stuck under the water, and cannot see above the surface. Now, if someone sticks five fingers below the water, you are going to think they are independant of each other, you cannot see the hand, or the body it is attached to.

I really have no idea what "Smell" is.
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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2014, 07:36:33 pm »

I always thought about the Orz as a living universe-organism, which brings up an interesting thought for me: if the Orz extended it's *fingers* into our universe, it means it *fingered* TrueSpace ... which in itself might be explanatory enough about the true intentions of the Orz.
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Re: What do we REALLY know about the orz?
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2014, 09:14:32 pm »

Oh my god. Cannot unsee that image.
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Re: What do we REALLY know about the orz?
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2014, 11:52:32 pm »

Every solar system is now goatse. Fabulous.
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