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orz. Picture a guy facing left and kneeling on the ground. The "o" is the head, the "r" symbolises the hands and body whilst the "z" is the legs. Because Hao-Ren finish last.
posted by seanyboy (40 comments total)

 
These Asians, they orz?
posted by neckro23 at 6:46 AM on February 9, 2005


Just when I thought that emoticon development had ground to a halt, thrusting the internets into a post-industrial depression both literally and metaphorically, an electronic Picasso changes everything. The irony is that now that we have "orz", I no longer need to use it! :D
posted by Plutor at 6:46 AM on February 9, 2005


We're definitely not worthy of whoever came up with that one. :-)

On a similar note, albeit a bit of a tangent, what's the longest usable emoticon? I'd expect it to be a single string of characters, rather than something like an ASCII-art picture!
Yeah, this should be in the green... sorry
posted by Chunder at 6:51 AM on February 9, 2005


@----->--------

Long stem rose, Chunder. Or...

c========B
posted by armoured-ant at 7:00 AM on February 9, 2005


You can also cheat with a totem pole:
8-)/;-O\XD/:-(
(..etc)
posted by Plutor at 7:05 AM on February 9, 2005


My favorite emoticon, based on one from here, and pretty long:
        ( =.-)/---==== *   (((( -.-)
(A ninja throwing a shuriken at another ninja who is running away)

Japanese emoticons are so much more useful than American sideways ones. It's too bad that they come across as a bit of an affectation. ^_^
posted by mendel at 7:05 AM on February 9, 2005


There's no emoticon for what I'm feeling right now!!!!
posted by The Card Cheat at 7:10 AM on February 9, 2005


Very cool. Asians have such a strong pop-culture and play with language so much, it doesn't surprise me that something as simple as the 'orz' emoticon has so much diverse depth and cultural meaning behind it.

Like, 'Aaagh! She said "You're a nice guy, but..."

orz

>_< '
posted by Shane at 7:11 AM on February 9, 2005


Also too bad they make you seem like a 12 year old anime freak, if you aren't. o?
posted by taursir at 7:12 AM on February 9, 2005


Bah, the unicode worked in the preview, but alas, I fail.
posted by taursir at 7:13 AM on February 9, 2005


Hilarious.

BEEP BOOP I AM FAILUREBOT BEEEEEEEEEEEP I HAVE BEEN DESIGNED TO FAIL BOOOOP!
posted by kavasa at 7:15 AM on February 9, 2005


Orz?
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 7:26 AM on February 9, 2005


(o_O)rz
posted by delmoi at 7:30 AM on February 9, 2005


Play Final Fantasy XI and you'll see all kinds of nifty emoticons, including the orz. I feel so old using the :)style smilies when everyone else is using things like o.O and ^.^b and even the occasional t^.^t (my personal favorite) in conversation. And don't even get started on the detailed ones the Japanese players can make.

And armoured-ant, thanks for two pieces of art I haven't seen in about 5 years.
posted by chickygrrl at 7:32 AM on February 9, 2005


I've heard that the emoticon for Ed Begley Jr.'s penis is really long, but I'm not sure exactly how long, never having seen it myself.
posted by iconomy at 7:37 AM on February 9, 2005


delmoi, is that the "one sake too many" emoticon?
posted by Foosnark at 7:42 AM on February 9, 2005


My favorite is still the Baltan ASCII:



=

(V)o¥o(V)
posted by Bugbread at 7:51 AM on February 9, 2005


There are still thousands of applications for sideways emotocons. For instance:

c)8-0)))))

The morbidly obese Englishman, complete with jaunty bowler.
posted by The White Hat at 7:59 AM on February 9, 2005


The White Hat: lol
posted by delmoi at 8:02 AM on February 9, 2005


If y'all could read Japanese, I think 2ch.net would make your heads explode...So you should probably avoid it. Like the plague.
posted by Bugbread at 8:05 AM on February 9, 2005


The assicon:

( Y )
posted by goatdog at 8:17 AM on February 9, 2005


[|8^)
posted by m0nm0n at 8:28 AM on February 9, 2005


orzo: ()()()()()()()()()()
posted by me3dia at 8:29 AM on February 9, 2005


perfect, me3dia!
posted by taz at 8:36 AM on February 9, 2005


ROU_Xenophobe:

Enjoy the *sauce*!
posted by sandking at 8:49 AM on February 9, 2005


7:^)

Ronald Reagan.

thank yew, thank yew
posted by petebest at 8:54 AM on February 9, 2005


Orz are happy *people energy* from the outside.

Nnnngaaaah! It is *dancing*!
posted by Simon! at 9:28 AM on February 9, 2005


Remember, too, that with the extended character set, there are a lot more emoticons you can make:

(*???*)

(´?`)

And, by far more popular than orz:

_|?|?

(Please let those show up right)
posted by Bugbread at 10:02 AM on February 9, 2005


DAMN! And I even copied and repasted just in case...
When will this tyranny of ascii that is metafilter ever end?!

Let's try that as an image:



And many, many, many more.
posted by Bugbread at 10:10 AM on February 9, 2005


Oops, guess Simon! asked about the Androsynth one too many times. Do not asking it so much. It is better not to *frumple* or else there is so much problems. No more Androsynth is better...
posted by Pufferish at 10:16 AM on February 9, 2005


IF THEY MATED: orz meets Santa Claus
orz     +   o<|:-)>

      o<orz

oh noes, he's being eaten by a duck!
posted by sonofsamiam at 10:19 AM on February 9, 2005


I guess I liked the orz thing because it's also a word, and as such it could slip into normal vocabulary. "Yeah I was pretty orzed when she dumped me." "The orzing off-licence was closed."

The word sounds right for that beating the floor with frustration feeling.

Also important in the linked article is the stuff about the "Hao-Ren". I'm glad to see that the "Too nice to go out with" thing is universal.
posted by seanyboy at 10:37 AM on February 9, 2005


Here's my mad emoticon:

|-|

Simple, yet evocative.
posted by wsg at 12:36 PM on February 9, 2005


You say I'm a nice guy, what I can do is orz!
posted by Espoo2 at 1:01 PM on February 9, 2005


Orz.
posted by postmodernmillie at 2:50 PM on February 9, 2005


I like this Japanese "polite clapping" emoticon:

O.o//
posted by nicwolff at 3:27 PM on February 9, 2005


.|..
posted by aceyim at 4:18 PM on February 9, 2005


My favorite emoticon is lol... you know, the emoticon of the person waving their hands in the air...

lol /o/ lol \o\ lol
posted by kindall at 4:21 PM on February 9, 2005


Orz pure evil?
posted by Eideteker at 6:21 PM on February 9, 2005


like they just don't care, evidently.
posted by recursive at 2:18 PM on February 10, 2005


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