What's the Midgar Swamp?
Who's Fritz Fraundorf?
What are the CAC?
Who is the maker of things that don't have names next to them?
Why are the titles of pages colored differently?
Where did the word "spoony" originate?
Why is Blue and Green so bad?
Why is Yuffie called the evil one?
Why does Serpent231 like 231 so much?
You misspelled some words in places. Why?
Why does FF9's Edward Steiner look like Buzz Lightyear?
|Q: What's the Midgar Swamp?
|A: The Midgar Swamp is two things: a
website and a place in a video game. This website is mainly about video games,
and humor about them. The name was thought up from a place in the game Final
|Q: Who's Fritz Fraundorf?
|A: Fritz is the one who gave us inspiration
for this site. He ran a similar site called
Cosmo Canyon, and since it closed
down, we started this site up to keep the Cosmo Candle lit (another reference
from Final Fantasy 7). Fritz writes great fanfics, but has moved away from
video game humor and is now more interested in news, working at the
Gaming Intelligence Agency.
|Q: What are the CAC?
|A: CAC stands for Cute Animal Characters.
They consist of five characters, each from a different video game: Cait Sith
(Final Fantasy 7), Mog (Final Fantasy 6), Neko (Secret of Mana), Hanpan (Wild
Arms), and Spekkio (Chrono Trigger). In one of Fritz Fraundorf's fanfics,
Blue and Green, the five characters get together
and start a band. Ever since then, they've been together to make parodies
of songs, MST fanfics, and compose MIDIs.
|Q: What's FF?
|A: Leave this site right now! Just kidding.
It's an abbreviation for Final Fantasy, a series of great RPG's by Squaresoft. It's commonly mentioned here, and we recommend you play all the FF's. They're cool.
|Q: Why are the titles of
pages colored differently?
|A: They're color coded for your convenience!
The different colors tell you how easy they would be to understand if you've
never visited the site. This code goes as follows:
Blue: This is easy to understand.
Green: You should have some knowledge about video
games before you go to this page.
Yellow: Have a lot of knowledge about video games,
and know a little about Cosmo Canyon.
Red: If you're not a staff member and you understand
this, we salute you!
We suggest you read the pages in blue first, but if you want, you can
try out some of the Green or even Yellow ones if you feel like
it. In fact, Serpent231's dad got a few chuckles out of
Not Exactly Celebrity Deathmatches!
|Q: Where did the word "spoony"
|A: "Spoony" originated in the game Final
Fantasy 4. During a battle, a character named Tellah yells out, "You spoony
bard!" and the rest is history. You may notice that it's used quite often,
it's just our way of covering up bad words. We use "spoony" because it was
also used in the fanfic Cid Wars, by Fritz Fraundorf.
|Q: Why's the
Blue and Green MIDI so bad?
|A: Read this
fanfic to find out. Or, if you don't have time: A group of cute animals
from RPGs got together to form a garage band, but it turned out that they
had no talent whatsoever. Blue and Green was their "hit" single, and I made
the MIDI intentionally bad.
|Q: Why is Yuffie called the
|A: Well, first of all, she's incredibly
annoying in FF7--always interested in money and materia, and bored with
everything else. Secondly, according to Cosmo Canyon fans like myself, she's
known to be the daughter of Jenova (read the Yuffie
Conspiracy Theory to find out the whole story on that)! Finally, she's
a valley girl, and as everybody knows, valley girls are...well...evil.
|Q: Why does Serpent231 like
231 so much?
|A: Well, besides the fact that you answered
your own question, it just started out with a kid from Serpent231's old
school having the name of a snake followed by 231 (Viper231). Other kids caught on soon afterwards, including Serpent. Because of
all the hype, it's now his favorite number.
|Q: You misspelled some words
in places (i.e. off course). Why?
|A: Either two reasons: one, we didn't
run a spelling checker, or two, because it's in Daravonese. You might be
asking yourself, is that some third world language? The answer is yes, partially.
They're all quotes from video games that were originally in Japanese. The
translator must have screwed up and typed the phrase the wrong way. The reason
we call it Daravonese is because there is a professor in the game Final Fantasy
Tactics, who gives you a tutorial of the game. He says weird things like
"Ability is a skill you learn with job training", "Items being used are items
used in battle", and "goldeneye is eye tat is golden". So we blame every
mistranslation on him. Read what he did to the Swamp's front
page for more wacky translations.
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