I noticed that when I’m talking to someone on msn messenger (yes I use it) or on irc, people use this weird smileys that are not vertical as the ones we commonly use (like this ;)). These smileys are more complex but more expressive. And then I found out that they are japanese emoticons (via berlinde). As the japanese are much more sophisticated people than ourselves (europeans), they developed their own emoticons, based on manga and anime character expressions.
Now every time someone shoots one of those weird looking smileys at me, I will know what they mean (*^_^*).

Post originally posted on 03 17.0 11:52