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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:05 pm 
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Alatar wrote:
There's such a thing as too many smilies...

:help: :help: :help:


No, there isn't.

Posting in mere words is so limiting. Why get bogged down in tedious explanations and examinations of every aspect of everything when one can simply say

:llama:

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Hi folks.

I am returned from mighty exploits.

I rode the Tower of Terror and lived to tell of it.

It was great. :D

Good to see that all is well with my fellow Halofirians.
:llama:

That is such an evocative emoticon, isn't it?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:42 pm 
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Welcome back, vison! :banana:

The Tower of Terror, eh? I wimped out on that one. But you are clearly made of sterner stuff.

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“There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King


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I don't think they come of sterner stuff than vison!


Hi, vison! :wave:

Be sure and check out the new emoticons!

:music:


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Voronwë_the_Faithful wrote:
Why does it have to "mean" anything?

:upsidedown:


It makes no sense* to have two all-purpose emoticons. :P So, surely there is a difference in intended connotation between upside-down-thing and llama. Otherwise, putting in upside-down-thing was merely an underhanded (imperious?) attempt to subvert the llama's designated role in Halofirian culture. Since I do not believe our Imperious Leader(s) would engage in subversive activity (is subversive leader an oxymoron, anyway?), I must insist that we discover a difference between the two emoticons. Immediately.

Prim, the general idea behind words is that they mean something. I expected you, of all people, to know that. ;)

Vison, welcome back. Tell me, did you go on the Tower of Terror twice in a row immediately after dinner? That's the best way to do it! Or maybe my father and I are just completely insane. Grr, you've just made me crave thrill rides and that's not going to happen for at least a couple of months.

*Sense may be what you make of it, but "no sense" or "nonsense" suggests that no rational human being could discover any possible sense to be made. So there. ;)

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Phoo. Of course words mean something. But must we always be bound to convey things simply and clearly?

I mean, right now I'm editing a 1200-page book on vascular surgery and a 900-pager on climatology, and nobody told those guys.

And for me,

:llama:

conveys, "This is the way things are, and though they may appear improbable, there is a certain coolness to them."

:upsidedown:

conveys, "Go figure!"

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― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King


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:llama: = Things are inscrutable

:upsidedown: = Things are scrutably upside down

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8) 8) :cheers: :music: :whistle: :drummer: 8) 8) :upsidedown:

:llama:

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:wooper:

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To me they mean more like:

:llama: You're insane (in a nice way)

:upsidedown: I'm insane (and I'm enjoying it)

:wooper: We're all insane (and that's really cute)


I missed seeing this little fellow: :wooper: ! :)

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but being a cheerful hobbit he had not needed hope, as long as despair could be postponed.


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Where's the praying smiley?

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It all depends on what the meaning of "meaning" is.

:llama:

(my very first llama...)


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Excellent point, Wampus!

This brings us to all sorts of existential questions, doesn't it?

Makes me feel :upsidedown: ! :P

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I just noticed that the llama's coloration is very similar to that of my avatar. Does anyone happen to know if it has blue eyes?

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Where's the praying smiley?


:pray:

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