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Here's the problem with AIM and most other "chat" programs: emotion cannot be properly conveyed through them. The internet is known for its ability to suck meaning out of words. And its ability to add sarcasm to anything and everything. And that's where emoticons come in.

Emoticons. You either love them or hate them. That little colon parenthesis is all it takes to to turn "I'm gonna kick your fucking ass!" from a threat to just another way of saying "haha, you got me." But AIM, the main program of choice for the chat needs of my peers, has 16 emoticons. There's the classic smiley. And a few others that if I listed them you would say "Yeah, I never use that one, I'm a guy" [the chick one with the lips] or "No one uses that one," if I were to mention any of the ones in the 3rd column of AIMs emoticons. Go on, look at'em. I'll wait...Yeah some losers use that blushing one. Fuck them. And no one uses the angel unless theyre talking about sex or drugs so that doesnt count either.

The thing is, there are not enough emoticons to express my emotions. I need one that looks smug in its ability to put people in their place. I need one that looks patronizingly condescending. Or Condescendingly patronizing. Or how about "I need to find some hallucinegenic drugs so that I may escape this reality by changing my perceptions of it and alcohol doesnt do shit to me and my dealer is pinching weed everytime I buy from him." Or is that too narrow a niche market to make an emoticon for? So thats what an emoticon is, an emoticon. KHAAAAAAAAAN!
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nitwit027 From: nitwit027 Date: February 23rd, 2005 11:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

drugs haha

I mean c'mon you gotta love the Star Trek reference there. that was solid, and sorry to hear about your weed problem, looks like you should get your stuff from the hood, cuz they need regular customers so they treat you like your at the return desk at circuit city- quick, and with no questions they dont even ask your name. Oh and Leverson told me about your shot for shot night and you getting drunk, i mean falling asleep. ;) WINK bitches!

-steve
usmcvixen From: usmcvixen Date: February 24th, 2005 09:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: drugs haha

surely, you mean Craig...even though that name is way gay.
Leverson and I took down the rest of that SoCo last night - good times at the V House.
adlucem From: adlucem Date: February 25th, 2005 10:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hi, you don't know me, but I'm friending you. You entertain me.

Just FYI.

*Angela
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