Create Smiley Guide - How It Happened
Many people were not aware that they had any artistic ability until they learned that they could create smileys
by simply making typographical mistakes in an instant messenger program on the internet.
A yellow character suddenly appeared in the line of text, and it had a sad expression on what appeared to be a
face if the person cocked their head sideways to view it.
From that point forward, there was no point in stopping the mistakes made to create smileys because what was
created by them was positively adorable. Typing speeds seemed to improve too because people were rushing to make
mistakes just to see what type of character would surface from their mistakes.
They learned to create smileys that pouted, and others that turned red in the face. Of course, communicating
with friends became hard, but they soon became used to the gibberish that scrolled across the screen. They began to
worry about their friend though because the ever changing attitude of the little yellow character seemed to be
Soon the smiley symbols began appearing around the house when the person was not even logged on the internet.
Creating smileys became a way of life for many families with children. Then the squiggled symbols began to show up
on memorandums and notes at work, and eventually became standard features on requests for various services to the
Children began to check the paper bags that were always used for school lunches to see if their parent had taken
the time to create smileys before they left the house. The smiley symbols by that time were definitely a hit with
the youngsters in the family. Some Mothers bought colored pens to make their own designed lunch boxes for their
Creating smileys became a project for every child at the beginning of each new school year, when book bags were
easily identified by the dots and slants that were strategically drawn on the sides. The obsession to create
smileys spread to the academic level when the older kids started taking computer classes. It was easy to use the
computer programs to make realistic faces on the symbolic characters. Some of these colorful symbols gained
notoriety and were given slogans that told people to have a nice day.
Some people preferred their smileys bald and other artists preferred to ornament their new friend with a full
head of hair. Some days their friend would change hairstyles several times and go from curly to straight in three
or four seconds flat. They learned to create smileys that showed all sorts of emotions and then learned that they
were in fact, called emoticons.
As it turns out, creating smileys weren't such a mistake after all. The small errors in typing have created
a fun way to spend the evening, and a new way to enjoy the home computer. Party decorations are certainly more
exciting and visually appealing and people realize they have the opportunity to create distinctive designs for
their clothing every time they create smileys on a piece of iron-on mesh fabric.