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8==D Misleading Emoticons ( . )( . )

By theboz in Culture
Sat May 11, 2002 at 02:13:06 PM EST
Tags: Humour (all tags)

The emoticon is a new form of communication invented on the internet in order to give people a way to make facial expressions on the internet. Most of these expressions consists of things like smiley faces such as :-) and ^-^. However, occasionally people like to get more creative, such as adding a cowboy hat to the smiley as c):-). Sometimes though, these faces become someting profane, purely by mistake.

The first one started out as a normal smiley :-). You can modify it slightly, to be a laughing smiley instead :-D. From there, maybe you want to add bulging eyes 8-D. Then you think to yourself, "Hey me, it would be funny to have a monkey emoticon!" so you add the wide nose common to monkeys 8=D. Still, you think it doesn't look right, because monkey faces are longer than humans, so you extend the nose. 8==D Congratulations, you now accidentally created an ascii phallus.

( o )( o )
Another easy mistake is to try and create something a little more artistic. The standard smiley just isn't big enough for you. You decide that you want to make a huge multi-line smiley. So you start with the obvious place, the top. Here you create the eyes, which also can be read to be breasts ( o )( o ) It can be taken further though, because you think the pupils are too big ( . )( . ). This is a different nipple size, but can still be interpreted as breasts.

Perhaps you are more creative yet and want to make a sleeping emoticon with shut eyes. You could simply close the eyes by removing the pupils and moving the eyes closer like ( | ) or by doing the same and adding eyelids like (_|_). Still, you can position the sleeping eyes around for the direction the emoticon will be facing. Your options are mostly (_(_) (_|_) (_)_) which can also be misunderstood as "shake that ass."

Clearly something must be done to prevent the abuse of innocent things like 8===D to have their innocence stolen and exposed to the perverts. We all like to use our (_|_)'s when we get on the internet, it's just part of what we do. Everyone is happy when we see a friend's ( . )( . ). We have to find ways to protect our 8===D, cover our (_|_), and hold tightly onto our ( . )( . ). If we can have as firm a grip on our 8===D as we do in reality, then we can find a true stroke of happiness.


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Your favorite innocent emoticon
o 8===D 7%
o ( o )( o ) 11%
o ( . )( . ) 20%
o (_|_) 6%
o (_(_) 3%
o (_)_) 2%
o 8===D -o O-: 47%

Votes: 376
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8==D Misleading Emoticons ( . )( . ) | 107 comments (84 topical, 23 editorial, 0 hidden)
ascii phallus (3.06 / 15) (#4)
by wiredog on Fri May 10, 2002 at 12:27:28 PM EST

That's worth a +1 section.

Peoples Front To Reunite Gondwanaland: "Stop the Laurasian Separatist Movement!"
Hey... (3.16 / 6) (#28)
by MattOly on Fri May 10, 2002 at 06:29:44 PM EST

Weren't they a band?

A final note to...the Republican party. You do not want to get into a fight with David Letterman. ...He's simply more believable than you are.
[ Parent ]

Then there is ... (4.11 / 42) (#9)
by raaymoose on Fri May 10, 2002 at 12:29:28 PM EST


It's the 5-character representation of the goatse.cx guy.

Oh man, I'm vomiting (3.86 / 15) (#16)
by streetliar on Fri May 10, 2002 at 01:06:12 PM EST

Rusty should ban all ascii art of goatse here! Why did you make me look at that?! That is so disgusting!


[ Parent ]

No! No! There's a better version... (5.00 / 5) (#87)
by PrettyBoyTim on Mon May 13, 2002 at 09:27:34 AM EST


[ Parent ]
Way to go (2.88 / 17) (#13)
by streetliar on Fri May 10, 2002 at 12:57:18 PM EST


This is a shemale with a long thin dick.

A monkey shemale [n/t] (2.16 / 6) (#15)
by streetliar on Fri May 10, 2002 at 01:01:18 PM EST

[ Parent ]
nah... (2.25 / 4) (#54)
by wbajzek on Sat May 11, 2002 at 05:27:41 PM EST

It looks more like Jar Jar Binks.

[ Parent ]
th3e boz this rulezs (3.20 / 10) (#14)
by turmeric on Fri May 10, 2002 at 01:01:12 PM EST

i had never thought that 8==D might be a smiley face. very interesting article, very well written and clever.

try to write a Haiku in emoticons (3.11 / 9) (#17)
by mami on Fri May 10, 2002 at 01:17:02 PM EST

winner is who can translate it to mami without making her blush.

here goes (2.00 / 2) (#80)
by damiam on Sun May 12, 2002 at 05:53:57 PM EST

:-) -> (.)(.)

8===D ->  / \
         ( O )
          \ /

^^ -> :-)

However, you would blush at the translation (and probably also smack me).

[ Parent ]

Emoticons are /so/ passé (nt) (2.20 / 10) (#19)
by SharQ on Fri May 10, 2002 at 01:22:45 PM EST

What I use (_|_) for (3.11 / 9) (#21)
by Tachys on Fri May 10, 2002 at 02:38:51 PM EST

You know I always thought of (_|_) as a butt.

So before I ever happen to kick someone out of a chatroom. I like to write,

Boot --> (_|_)

Any game that gets banned by the Austrailian govt can't be all bad... - Armaphine

That's a great story! (3.00 / 7) (#27)
by suick on Fri May 10, 2002 at 05:28:34 PM EST

order in to with the will I around my effort sentences an i of more be fuck annoying.
[ Parent ]
You forget the classic: (3.33 / 3) (#51)
by orbix on Sat May 11, 2002 at 04:48:24 PM EST

BOOT --> :-)

(It's kinda hard to represent "boot to the head", but it's somehow oh so much more appropriate much of the time. Besides, not nearly enough people are familiar with the Arrogant Worms.)

[ Parent ]
Arrogant Worms! (none / 0) (#63)
by tzanger on Sat May 11, 2002 at 10:31:04 PM EST

I was actually just listening to "I am Cow" this morning, although my fave has got to be the Pirate of Saskatchewan.

You don't happen to know where I can get tabs for their music? They're a little .. uh.. too regional for tabrobot or olga.

[ Parent ]
Saw them twice in concert (none / 0) (#67)
by EggplantMan on Sun May 12, 2002 at 12:41:45 AM EST

Excellent live shows, worth every penny. They have some rather good banter. I rather like their epic 'carrot juice is murder'.

[ Parent ]
carrot juice is murder (none / 0) (#91)
by wiredog on Mon May 13, 2002 at 11:49:02 AM EST

I've got the lyrics to that somewhere...

Peoples Front To Reunite Gondwanaland: "Stop the Laurasian Separatist Movement!"
[ Parent ]
OT: Boot to the head! (4.00 / 1) (#78)
by Mzilikazi on Sun May 12, 2002 at 01:00:42 PM EST

Isn't that The Frantics instead of The Arrogant Worms?

Boot to the head!

Sweet... The American grabs a Candian comedy trivia question... You are lucky, Ed Gruberman. ;)


[ Parent ]

K5 in ascii (3.29 / 17) (#22)
by streetliar on Fri May 10, 2002 at 03:05:08 PM EST

 ( .)"(. )   Hey there, K5ers. I'm british TomBuck
   UUU     /

 (*)|(*)   Oi, oi, K5ers, I'm geeky rusty
   \__(    /

 /ÖöÖöÖ\ / Oui. I'm the cool streetliar (with dreadlocks, aiii)
   { - }

  /\  /\
  ||  ||
  (.)(.)    magggh. I'm mrgoat.
   {  }   /

          I'm MisterQueue
   _ _    /
   q q  

o_O (3.11 / 9) (#24)
by delmoi on Fri May 10, 2002 at 03:42:25 PM EST

"'argumentation' is not a word, idiot." -- thelizman
C'mon! (3.70 / 17) (#29)
by MattOly on Fri May 10, 2002 at 06:34:49 PM EST

Everyone knows that (_|_) is not a butt.

(_!_) is the proper way to do a butt.

A final note to...the Republican party. You do not want to get into a fight with David Letterman. ...He's simply more believable than you are.

Er... (4.00 / 12) (#30)
by MattOly on Fri May 10, 2002 at 06:36:21 PM EST

"...do a butt" did not mean... Aw, fuck it.

Wait, that didn't work either... I meant... Nevermind.

A final note to...the Republican party. You do not want to get into a fight with David Letterman. ...He's simply more believable than you are.
[ Parent ]

Also take (3.11 / 9) (#31)
by moeffju on Fri May 10, 2002 at 07:12:58 PM EST

_|_ this. Thank you, now pull my finger.

Oh, and where did :-O  -- -   c===8 go?

Ah, it's in the poll. n/m. +1.

dum dee dum dee dum... (3.00 / 2) (#44)
by pschap on Sat May 11, 2002 at 02:29:03 PM EST

...its a mirror of the last poll option.

"In 1991, we had almost nothing. We'd only begun building cocks. After just 10 years, we have a very robust, active cock."

[ Parent ]
Of my... (2.57 / 7) (#38)
by locutox on Sat May 11, 2002 at 08:56:45 AM EST

You mean people interpret ( o )( o ) as breasts? Shit.
Lucky I didn't send an email like that to a relative or something..

Bravo (2.00 / 6) (#41)
by lucas on Sat May 11, 2002 at 10:53:56 AM EST

A tour de force article. +1 FP

So easy to make people think something's funny... (2.50 / 8) (#42)
by yostinso on Sat May 11, 2002 at 01:16:33 PM EST

...just add boobies.

Seriously, I've seen far funnier, more intelligent humour on here, and been peeved by the crop who vote "-1, not funny because I don't understand it."
The next time I see someone vote down a funny article, I'm checking their response here...

OTOH, this is pretty amusing, so +1 Section.

I fight for truth. I fight for glory. I fight for love. I fight for beauty. I am Hero.
what about (2.87 / 8) (#43)
by Kaptein nemo on Sat May 11, 2002 at 01:32:19 PM EST


The only good tits are: (.Y.) [n/t] (3.33 / 3) (#58)
by cyberdruid on Sat May 11, 2002 at 06:18:33 PM EST

[ Parent ]
Look again (5.00 / 2) (#64)
by jasha on Sat May 11, 2002 at 11:07:13 PM EST

Those weren't tits!

[ Parent ]
I prefer (oYo) (none / 0) (#84)
by Hobbes on Mon May 13, 2002 at 02:50:53 AM EST

Took me a minute to see it, but I agree now.

As bad as I am, I'm proud of the fact that I'm worse than I seem.
[ Parent ]

penis bird? (3.47 / 17) (#45)
by egg troll on Sat May 11, 2002 at 03:02:49 PM EST

 < )
 ( \

He's a bondage fan, a gastronome, a sensualist
Unparalleled for sinister lasciviousness.

Historical Emoticons (4.30 / 13) (#46)
by quasipalm on Sat May 11, 2002 at 03:13:43 PM EST

Google has the first reference (it's sort of a proposal actually) to emoticons on Usenet. Back in 1982, Mel Pleasant listed out some now-obvious and some still-arcane ascii arrangements:

"If you turn your head sideways to look at the three characters :-) they look sort of like a smiling face."

"If they say "I need to talk to you :-(", be prepared for trouble."

(:-) for messages dealing with bicycle helmets
@= for messages dealing with nuclear war
oo for somebody's head-lights are on messages
~= a candle, to annotate flaming messages

My favorite quote is "So you see, bit-map displays are really quite unnecessary."

He credits Scott Fahlman for creating the smilely and frowny faces, perhaps we should credit him by calling them "Fahlack symbols?" Er, I guess that sounds too much like Phallack symbols... which of course needs to be reserved for 8===D

Abe Lincoln (4.00 / 4) (#50)
by MathJMendl on Sat May 11, 2002 at 04:43:35 PM EST

Let's not forget Abe Lincoln in his top hat.


[ Parent ]

Since when (2.00 / 2) (#62)
by medham on Sat May 11, 2002 at 09:10:13 PM EST

Did Google start archiving usenet posts back to 1982? Will they remove posts from the database if you request it?

The real 'medham' has userid 6831.
[ Parent ]

Since 11 december 2001 (5.00 / 1) (#77)
by vrt3 on Sun May 12, 2002 at 12:56:45 PM EST

Check ./ and Google themselves.

Will they remove posts from the database if you request it?

You can ask them to do that.

When a man wants to murder a tiger, it's called sport; when the tiger wants to murder him it's called ferocity. -- George Bernard Shaw
[ Parent ]

Liar (1.33 / 6) (#81)
by medham on Sun May 12, 2002 at 07:07:37 PM EST

Why don't you try providing some evidence for your outlandish claims?

The real 'medham' has userid 6831.
[ Parent ]

Historical Emoticons: Nabokov, 1969 (4.50 / 4) (#83)
by jck2000 on Sun May 12, 2002 at 09:41:19 PM EST

Vladimir Nabokov, the author most famous for the controversial book "Lolita", gave an interview with a writer for The New York Times in 1969. When asked, "How do you rank yourself among writers (living) and of the immediate past?", he answered: "I often think there should exist a special typographical sign for a smile -- some sort of concave mark, a supine round bracket, which I would now like to trace in reply to your question." (republished in "Strong Opinions", Vintage International edition, pp. 133-34).

[ Parent ]
That's it... (3.08 / 25) (#47)
by faecal on Sat May 11, 2002 at 03:34:54 PM EST

If this 'article' made it to the front page, kuro5hin is out of my bookmarks for good...

Hi! (2.42 / 7) (#48)
by Namagomi on Sat May 11, 2002 at 03:44:20 PM EST

I'm unhappy and apathetic because I'm such a bitch!

There is no #nekomimi cabal.
[ Parent ]
Good Riddance (3.78 / 14) (#52)
by Goatmaster on Sat May 11, 2002 at 05:16:55 PM EST

You don't need to whine just because you don't happen to agree with the majority of the voters on this story. Oh no, someone's posted a story I don't like! I'm leaving! </tantrum>

Some people ...

... and so the Goatmaster has spoken
[ Parent ]
hah! (2.66 / 3) (#68)
by EggplantMan on Sun May 12, 2002 at 12:51:04 AM EST

I was going to flame him/her/it when I noticed you had already done a nice job. Good work! Although this makes me think of a discussion I was once reading when somebody got annoyed at the 'anti-whiner-whiners', saying they were just as bad as those they denounced. How rich! :)

[ Parent ]
Besides, it's Saturday. (3.25 / 8) (#59)
by sixfoot6 on Sat May 11, 2002 at 06:20:39 PM EST

K5 never promised to present only daily serious, pressing news and stories that really make us think. If it did, half of us would stop coming. Besides, it's Saturday afternoon. This is what saturdays are for, if you ask me.

[ Parent ]
This made me think (5.00 / 1) (#98)
by rusty on Tue May 14, 2002 at 12:43:00 AM EST

And I learned something. So hey, bonus! :-)

Not the real rusty
[ Parent ]
So why post a comment if you care so little? (4.66 / 3) (#88)
by jforan on Mon May 13, 2002 at 10:21:36 AM EST


I hops to be barley workin'.
[ Parent ]
You forgot Marge Simpson (3.46 / 15) (#49)
by 8ctavIan on Sat May 11, 2002 at 03:53:45 PM EST


Just imagine the blue

Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice. -- H.L. Mencken

if u do Marge you have to do Homer (4.37 / 8) (#60)
by brandon21m on Sat May 11, 2002 at 07:49:30 PM EST

~( 8 (/)

[ Parent ]
a better homer (3.66 / 3) (#70)
by madenosine on Sun May 12, 2002 at 12:54:19 AM EST

(_8(l) (((( o )

[ Parent ]
Haskell documentation (3.60 / 5) (#53)
by PurpleBob on Sat May 11, 2002 at 05:17:18 PM EST

So - and this may seem incredibly off-topic at first - at one point I read through some online documentation for Haskell.

Eventually, they introduced the unevaluatable value, which they called "bottom" for no apparent reason.

Then they started abbreviating it as "bot" or, more frequently, as "_|_".

Which led to a couple explanatory statements where they called it "bottom (_|_)".

WTF? Was the _|_ symbol specifically chosen for that bad visual joke? Or do the documentation writers not even realize what their symbol looks like?

That's what bottom looks like (4.25 / 4) (#55)
by cgray4 on Sat May 11, 2002 at 05:34:00 PM EST

... at least to logicians.  It's basically equivalent to false, but it's written _|_ (well that's the best that ascii can do anyway.  Try $\bot$ in TeX if you want to see how it's really written.)

The name comes about because it's the bottom of a lattice when drawn as a Hasse diagram.

[ Parent ]

It also.. (none / 0) (#69)
by EggplantMan on Sun May 12, 2002 at 12:52:39 AM EST

Looks rather like the perpendicular to symbol.

[ Parent ]
No, it looks like upside-down T. (none / 0) (#73)
by i on Sun May 12, 2002 at 05:02:40 AM EST

Which makes perfect sense: T means "top".

and we have a contradicton according to our assumptions and the factor theorem

[ Parent ]
It's called bottom (5.00 / 1) (#74)
by i on Sun May 12, 2002 at 05:05:59 AM EST

because it's the bottom of the lattice of values.

and we have a contradicton according to our assumptions and the factor theorem

[ Parent ]
denose your emoticons (2.57 / 7) (#56)
by rebug on Sat May 11, 2002 at 05:38:24 PM EST


It's not my project or anything, I just think it's some great software.

That last paragraph... (2.50 / 6) (#57)
by sixfoot6 on Sat May 11, 2002 at 06:16:08 PM EST

was funny as hell. It reminds me of reading lessons from early elementary school, that combined images with text to help tead new words. Modernized here with a great emoticon twist. I shall surely use this story to teach my chldren to read, if they ever let me have children

Here's my favorite... (2.20 / 5) (#61)
by Lethyos on Sat May 11, 2002 at 08:48:26 PM EST

(_)_)=====D ~o ~o ({o})

Which can also look like...


earth, my body; water, my blood; air, my breath; fire, my spirit
My favorites... (3.50 / 4) (#65)
by Mzilikazi on Sun May 12, 2002 at 12:18:23 AM EST

With all the assicons, who could forget the painful ass?
( * )

Or the Frenchman (or Beat-era poet), complete with beret, mustache and beard...

And my personal, all-time favorite, rarely ever seen, the Pope.

Back in 1994, playing on MUDs and MOOs with my kick-ass 2400 baud modem, I thought these were *really* clever. :) Any Chiba Sprawl veterans out there?


as a matter of fact... (none / 0) (#90)
by CodeWright on Mon May 13, 2002 at 11:15:43 AM EST


"Humanity's combination of reckless stupidity and disrespect for the mistakes of others is, I think, what makes us great." --Parent ]
deboner (2.33 / 6) (#66)
by tps12 on Sun May 12, 2002 at 12:35:13 AM EST

This is tangentially related...

I have a project at http://denoser.sourceforge.net that is a program designed to remove noses from smileys/emoticons.

There is a requested feature that is removal of the "boner" smiley ( --8 ). So the offensive and bloated

:-O  --8

becomes the reasonable


Just thought you'd want to know. Volunteers welcome.

nose biting (none / 0) (#99)
by gibbled on Tue May 14, 2002 at 01:21:30 AM EST

Checked the code:

#!/usr/bin/perl -w

while($_ = shift @ARGV || <>) {
    print "\n";

MY GOD MAN!!!  This vicious beast doesn't merely remove the nose.  IT CHOMPS IT OFF!!

Wasn't there a movie in which a cowboy villain sports a metal prosthetic nose after having his bitten off ?

[ Parent ]

Tycho Brahe (none / 0) (#107)
by Fuyustuki on Fri May 24, 2002 at 12:41:26 PM EST

The great astronomer Tycho Brahe had a gold nose, his first one having been cut off in a duel.

Most people will know Tycho Brahe as the Danish astronomer, living in the Netherlands, who made the most precise pre-telescopic stellar observations.  He got the coordinates of Mars correct to within 8 minutes of a degree.  Johannes Kepler used his observations to make the first accurate judgment of  the shape and size of planetary orbits.

The above was nerd porn.

Religion is best defined as the one thing that keeps the poor from killing and eating the rich.
[ Parent ]

Hi :):):) (2.90 / 11) (#71)
by tokage on Sun May 12, 2002 at 12:55:06 AM EST

I had hoped the AOL-esque mystery of emoticons would be beneath the average k5 reader's interest, but apparently I was wrong. Don't get me wrong, emoticons are a very important part of the CYBER CULTURE, part of the impenetrable mystery of GEEKS. Wise use of an interesting emoticon displays your status in the herd; a well crafted emoticon could result in an INTERESTING CONVERSATION on AOL about kittens!!!! You could exchange the location of your banal blogs, where you list your daily activities in an excruciatingly detailed manner, complete with pictures of said kitten.

Yes, indeed. The beauty that is an emoticon. I think that we should dedicate a section of k5 to discussion of emoticons, so we can bring this INTERNET PHENOMENA to the eyes of the WWW USERS. Oh, those quirky INTERNET SURFERS. Just beware of the CYBERHACKER emoticon; they can download an INTERNET VIRUS straight to your WINDOWS XP and send a copy of all your kitten pictures to everyone in your outlook addressbook.

I hope my emoticon primer has been useful, CYBARBUDDIES. I will now proceed to add you all to my INTERNET BUDDY LIST, where they have graphical emoticons!!!! Oh, I wish the blink tag still worked!!!! That was such an expressive, happy tag. :):):):):):):)

Remember, a }:-) costs nothing but gives so much!!!! Also, when you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on!!!! When life hands you lemons, make lemonade!!!!

Pretending there is something left

is like pretending there was anything at all. - Angela Smith
Invented on the Internet? (2.20 / 5) (#72)
by mindstrm on Sun May 12, 2002 at 02:37:07 AM EST

I don't think so.  I seem to recall seeing smileys a long, long time ago.

Maybe invented on usenet.. I forget how far back usenet goes.
Usenet or the early BBS world.

Certainly pre-internet.

ARPAnet predates Usenet (none / 0) (#75)
by Xenophon Fenderson, the Carbon(d)ated on Sun May 12, 2002 at 09:55:02 AM EST

I forget exactly when the "A" news software was first published, but it was some time after the ARPAnet project got underway in the late '60s. IIRC, Netnews didn't really get going until the late '70s.

Also, "anal retentive" is a noun, and "anal-retentive" is an adjective.

Rev. Dr. Xenophon Fenderson, the Carbon(d)ated, KSC, mhm21x16, and the Patron Saint of All Things Plastic fnord
I'm proud of my Northern Tibetian heritage!
[ Parent ]
BBS days (none / 0) (#79)
by theboz on Sun May 12, 2002 at 01:12:47 PM EST

Back when I was using a few BBSes I don't think I used emoticons and acronyms like LOL. I do remember l33t-speak though, so I'm pretty sure I would remember emoticons.

[ Parent ]

Definately BBS days (none / 0) (#94)
by JonesBoy on Mon May 13, 2002 at 01:00:43 PM EST

People used all this junk on BBSs' a long time ago.   Mainly on the chat boards.
Speeding never killed anyone. Stopping did.
[ Parent ]
Emoticon origins (none / 0) (#104)
by yanisa on Wed May 15, 2002 at 04:53:19 AM EST

I think they evolved on BIX or Byte [Magazine] Information Exchange in the 80's. When I first found out about them in the early BBS era, they were sometimes still referred to as BIX-ies.


I think this line's mostly filler
[ Parent ]

German smilies (2.20 / 5) (#76)
by Kurtz on Sun May 12, 2002 at 10:41:11 AM EST

pre-1942: /:=) post-1942. /:=(

Seems more like french to me [NT] (none / 0) (#92)
by n0nick on Mon May 13, 2002 at 12:18:21 PM EST

"Outside? Is that the big room with the blue sky? There aren't any computers out there." -- DesiredUsername

[ Parent ]
and eventually (none / 0) (#100)
by fr2ty on Tue May 14, 2002 at 01:57:12 AM EST

/8=# post April 1945?
Please note that are neither capitals nor numbers in my mail adress.
[ Parent ]
ASCII art (none / 0) (#82)
by rodoke3 on Sun May 12, 2002 at 08:27:20 PM EST

Congratulations, you now accidentally created an ascii phallus.

I wonder, should we keep calling it "ASCII art" after new character sets such as Unicode are taking over some of ASCII's use?

I take umbrage with such statments and am induced to pull out archaic and over pompous words to refute such insipid vitriol. -- kerinsky

Nope (5.00 / 2) (#97)
by piman on Mon May 13, 2002 at 05:31:40 PM EST

Unicode is pretty much only supplanting the old ISO/DOS/other codepage standards, like Latin 1 to 15, Shift_JS, etc. Things that 10 years ago were ASCII (domain names, UNIX configuration files, email headers) are still only ASCII.

[ Parent ]
TXT BK ON NET (none / 0) (#85)
by robroadie on Mon May 13, 2002 at 03:31:01 AM EST

There's a number of these books flying around at the mo...here's one...and here's another

Smart publishers - dumb consumers

...emoticons... (none / 0) (#86)
by WWWWolf on Mon May 13, 2002 at 05:47:35 AM EST

This is a wolf tail: ~
And I wag the tail: /|\
This is a hand (seen from above): n
Someone trying to grab a wolf tail: ñ

I know, stupid =)

-- Weyfour WWWWolf, a lupine technomancer from the cold north...

(o )( o ) (none / 0) (#89)
by reward on Mon May 13, 2002 at 10:24:07 AM EST

These are eyes?? They were always breasts in the lesbian chats that I knew! (o)(o) Ah, beauty ! :P Ummm.... (.)(.)

Well, as I've always said... (4.50 / 2) (#93)
by mauftarkie on Mon May 13, 2002 at 12:55:42 PM EST

... I prefer bigger bits and tighter ASCII.

Without you I'm one step closer to happiness without violence.
Without you I'm one step closer to innocence without consequence.

[ Parent ]
Not lewd... (5.00 / 1) (#95)
by Ars Moriendi on Mon May 13, 2002 at 03:27:03 PM EST

This story is total

\m/ METAL \m/

Too much metal for one hand! (5.00 / 1) (#96)
by HypoLuxa on Mon May 13, 2002 at 05:14:26 PM EST


I'm guided by the beauty of our weapons.
- Leonard Cohen
[ Parent ]
The "I don't want to hear it" japanese s (none / 0) (#101)
by stud9920 on Tue May 14, 2002 at 07:21:14 AM EST

3-(~_~)-€ lalalalalala

Linux Zealot fan fiction. Post yours !
ASCII Poem (4.50 / 2) (#102)
by Euan Fernsler on Tue May 14, 2002 at 04:53:42 PM EST

Simply saying 'Hi, I'm happy' isn't enough:

<> ! * ' ' #
^ " ` $ $ -
! * = @ $ _
% * <> ~ # 4
& [ ] . . /
| { , , system halted

waka waka bang splat tick tick hash
caret quote back-tick dollar dollar dash
bang splat equal at dollar under-score
percent splat waka waka tilda number four
ampersand bracket bracket dot dot slash
vertical-bar curly-bracket comma comma crash


heh.. i think it's more like... (none / 0) (#106)
by freija crescent on Thu May 16, 2002 at 09:26:14 PM EST

# ! / * , , 4
= = <> ' _
^ $ @ M S -
& ^ C P U * * general protection fault
| _ beep -
' ' 1 2 3 * general protection fault

which translates to

hash bang slash splat comma comma 4
equal equal wakka wakka tick under-score
caret dollar at M S dash
and caret C P U splat splat crash
vertical-bar underscore reboot dash
tick tick 1 2 3 splat crash

last two lines repeat ad nauseum...


[ Parent ]
hmmm (none / 0) (#103)
by codespace on Tue May 14, 2002 at 07:15:09 PM EST

( . Y . ) or (_Y_)

today on how it's made: kitchen knives, mannequins, socks and hypodermic needles.
<(^oo^)>~OiNkzZ~! (none / 0) (#105)
by blueinfinity on Thu May 16, 2002 at 04:30:04 AM EST

this on is my fav =p

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