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Emojis

From: Australia South Australia Adelaide @melcyan Time : 2017-05-19 10:26:20

I used to be very annoyed by emojis but that has slowly changed over the last few years.



Last night my partner and I were very down for different reasons (don’t worry, we were not unhappy with each other). It was even more depressing that we could not say anything to make the other feel better. We did our best at the end of the call to be positive and lift the spirits of the other but it did not quite work.



Five minutes later I was even sadder than I was before my partner called. Then I heard a Wechat alert and then another and then another. My partner was sending me emojis to let me know how much she loved me. I replied with my best emoji to show how much I loved her. Two more come straight back at me. I am now frantically looking for other emojis.



It was a loving battle between an emoji expert and an emoji novice. I am normally a very competitive person when I play sport or games, but I was thoroughly enjoying losing this battle. This went on for half an hour until we finally had to message goodnight. Five minutes later I was still smiling. Thank god for emojis.  


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@Anonymous25804 Time : 2017-05-19 22:49:56 #1

Melcyan, you silly little lovebird. Isnt it amazing how a little animated gif or a small cartoon icon can portray our feelings better than we can orally?  I personally use them in my messages with my woman but I also find it makes us reliant upon them so be careful as these little suckers are a slippery slope :)

From: Australia South Australia Adelaide @melcyan Time : 2017-05-21 01:06:17 #2

@Anonymous25804 My partner loves emojis and animated gifs. I only take an interest in them because of her interest. I sometimes force myself to use them on CLM but generally, I prefer words.

 

Over the last 18 months, my partner has had to spend more and more time looking after her mother. Whenever she misses out on respite time to be with me on a weekend because her sister is sick, it gets her down. I started sending her emojis and animated gifs whenever she needed cheering up. I have spent many hours search through apps to find new and interesting ones for her.

 

I don’t use the emojis and animated gifs all the time. I only use them on special occasions and when she is in desperate need of cheering up. Current photos of my dog sleeping or looking cute also cheers her up. All of these images that I send her on wechat make her smile and let her know that I am thinking about her.

 

When you say “ it makes us reliant upon them so be careful as these little suckers are a slippery slope” it made me think that if one used the same small repertoire of emojis and animated gifs every time you communicate that would eventually be counterproductive. Using a large variety of them and using them intermittently as a surprise and a support is probably a much better way to go. Thank you for your comment.

 

From: Australia South Australia Adelaide @melcyan Time : 2017-05-23 20:15:33 #3

I was just thinking about why I write on CLM. I sometimes write as if I am trying to help a younger version of myself. I sometimes write to support penpals. I sometimes write to capture a moment or a feeling or even thoughts about who I really am. I wrote this blog to remind myself how much my thinking had changed with the use of emojis and animated gifs.

 

I always write as if my children or partner are reading what I write. My moods may change but my basic values have not changed much in 40 years. I have been with my partner for seven years and I have always valued quality communication with my partner. While that value has not changed in seven years, how I live it, has changed. 

 

The older I get, the more I realise the importance of small everyday gestures. I realise the importance of sharing my vulnerability with my partner. The "me" of 40 years ago went out of his way to appear stronger than he was, braver than he was, more confident than he was. How foolish!

 

From: Australia Queensland Brisbane @Barry1 Time : 2017-05-26 16:53:47 #4

"The "me" of 40 years ago went out of his way to appear stronger than he was, braver than he was, more confident than he was. How foolish!"

You're a wise man, Melcyan.  Like ageing wine, over time you're morphing from a cheeky, in-your-face fruity flavour into one of a more subtle, seasoned and flavorsome elegance.

 

I greatly enjoy reading your intermittent bursts of introspection and quaint reminiscences. 

 

Please keep them coming, Mr Melcyan!   (d)(clap)(d)

From: Australia South Australia Adelaide @melcyan Time : 2017-05-28 16:57:08 #5

@Barry1

Thanks, Barry (y). You have encouraged me to do another forum thread this week.

 

From: Australia South Australia Adelaide @melcyan Time : 2017-05-29 15:06:01 #6

@JohnAbbot

 

I don't think all of your CLM emojis work properly. I definitely pressed the "thumbs up" emoji for my last comment to Barry and instead the "crying" emoji was produced. I will now press the full list to see if any others do not work properly.

:):(:D8):o;);((sweat):

:|:*:P(blush):^)|-)|((inlove)

]:)(talk)(yawn)(puke)(doh):@(wasntme)(party)

:S(mm)8-|:x(hi)(call)(devil)(angel)

(envy)(wait)(hug)(makeup)(giggle)(clap)(bow)

(rofl)(whew)(happy)(smirk)(nod)(shake)(punch)(emo)

(y)(n)(handshake)(skype)(h)(u)(f)

(rain)(sun)(o)(music)(~)(mp)(coffee)(pizza)

(muscle)(^)(beer)(d)(dance)(ninja)(*)(mooning)

(finger)(bandit)(drunk)(smoking)(toivo)(rock)(headbang)(bug)

(fubar)(poolparty)(swear)(tmi)(heidy)(myspace)

From: China 浙江(zhe jiang) 杭州(hang zhou ) @JohnAbbot Time : 2017-05-30 14:07:23 #7

@melcyan - I have not done a check to see if the right emojis show up in the order of the submission you made, but they do appear to be in the same order we have them set out in the comment section. How did we do by your reckoning?

As near as I can tell we did get all the emojis in the right order, but their spacing doesn't show correctly. But then you didn't put a space between each one so maybe that's why.

From: Australia South Australia Adelaide @melcyan Time : 2017-05-30 14:10:06 #8

@JohnAbbot

 

Your emojis appear to be working properly now. I will now just click on a "thumbs up" emoji to make sure(y)

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