Because let's face it, when faced with a face going :3 you don't necessarily know what the heck is going on. Never fear, Icarus is here to explain what a : / is, and when to use it.
If I missed anything let me know and I'll add it.
:) ---this is pretty straighforward. You are smiling.
:D --You are now super-enthusiastic.
^_^ ---Contentment, can be substituted for :)
:] ---still smiley. Seriously, if it looks like a smiley, it's probably a smiley.
8) --Crazed smiley. SOMEONE has had too much sugar. Or glasses.
8D ---OH GOSH WHO GOT THE MOUNTAIN DEW. YOU ARE SO EXCITED YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH YOURSELF.
d(^_^) ---thumbs up!
;) ---You know what I'm talking about/it's a secret/jk/flirty. Just depends on the context.
-_o ---It's a secret/mystery/non-flirty smiley.
O_o ---Wut? or OMG, did this actually just happen? Or WHY?!
!_! --REALLY SURPRISED AND/OR AMAZED!
@_@ ---Really surprised or overwhelmed. Also: Shiny object.
>_> ---shifty eyes. It can mean most anything, from 'yep' to 'I c what u did there'. When used with <_< it means looking around warily or sneakily.
:3 ---Pleased with oneself. Or making cat faces.
&D ---Same as 8D
^.^ --Same as ^_^
>:) ---Evil grin
>:D --Diabolical grin
: / --'eh', 'meh', whatcha gonna do, mild distress, empathy
xP -- MEH
:P --Yep/whatevs/okay/mild annoyance/tongue in cheek
;P ---Mock annoyed/joking
:O or :o ----SHOCK! SURPRISE!
:S ---Unhappy, confused
-----/\^-----/\^-----/\^-----/\^-----/\^---_________________________ -flatlining heart monitor
/)(^3^)(\ ---Rainbow Dash
:<) -- Happy Mustache Man
:<( --Sad Mustache Man
:^) -- Happy Man w/ Nose
:^( --Sad Man w/ Nose
>:^( --Angry Man w/ Nose
I almost CERTAINLY forgot some of these, but paste 'em in there and I'll translate them/add them.
LOL---laughing out loud (duh)
alsfdkjadslfkjasd;lfjkasd----this is a keyboard mash. It signifies excitement.
BRB---be right back
BBL ---be back later
TTYL --talk to you later
BBT --be back tomorrow
GTG ---got to go
SMH --shaking my head
IDK --I don't know
IKR --I know, right?
IMO --in my opinion
IMHO --In my honest/humble opinion
WTH --what the heck! [usually WTF]
lmao ---laughing my @$$ off. Add extra letters for extra degrees of entertained
noob ---an annoying juvenile person
newb --a new person who doesn't know the ropes yet
RPG --Role-Playing Game...or Rocket Propelled Grenade
IC --In character
OOC --out of character
PIS---plot induced stupidity
CIS ---character induced stupidity
WIS--writer induced stupidity
TOAA ---The One Above All
TDKR --The Dark Knight Returns
Pre-Crisis ---Happening before Crisis on Infinite Earths
Post-Crisis---Happening after Crisis on Infinite Earths
BFR ---battle field removal....changing the battleground
SBP --Superboy Prime
IRL--In Real Life
IIRC --If I remember correctly
Please don't @reply me in this thread....I get a message whenever someone comments already, so you're sending me two messages each time you @reply, and since I get really excited each time I get a message it's disappointing....and kinda annoying. :P