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all smiles

September 1, 2011 Leave a comment

In 2010, Pearl Kreations released a collection of smileys called The Moods. The collection of smileys was inspired by the Western world (Americas and Europe) emoticons which lay emphasis on the mouth. For example, 😉 and =D. They are typical created using an equals to sign or a colon for eyes, a dash for the nose and one (1) or two (2) other characters/symbols for the mouth. Anyone who uses any form of instant messaging (IM) like BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) or Whatsapp would know exactly what I’m talking about. The collection featured eight (8) different emoticons:

Left-Right and Top-Bottom = devil/meany face (>=)), angry/frowny face (X-(), geek/nerdy face (😎), excited/laughing face (😀), happy/smiley face (🙂), smooch/kissy face (:-*), wasted/stoned face (:-O) and the infamous flirt/winky face (😉).

Today, Pearl Kreations is introducing the new smiley collection called The Anime. This collection of smileys is inspired the Eastern Asian emoticons. Unlike the Western/American style emoticons which lay emphasis on the mouth, these focus on the expression of the eyes. They are typical created using an underscore a mouth with two (2) other characters/symbols for eyes. This collection also features eight (8) different emoticons:

Left-Right and Top-Bottom = purple (O_o) which represents being confused/sarcastic (a raised eyebrow), yellow (^_^) which represents being cheerful/elated, green (-__-) which represents being exhausted/perplexed (a sigh), blue (O_O) which represents being shocked/surprised (a widened gaze), pink (*_*) which represents being bashful/shy, white (+_+) which represents being angry/furious, orange (^_0) which represents being flirty/teasing (a wink), and red (X_X) which represents being dead/in trouble.

I hope this new collection sells as well as its predecessor!