Forum: Fun Stuff
- 1 Emoticons Explained
- 2 Memes
- 3 Article Notes
The original, beloved Immortal Geisha forum emoticons created by Naomi for the original forum launch in August, 2001.
Not only have these lovely ladies survived multiple forum redesigns along with a six (or so) month hiatus in 2002(?), they have spawned a whole new generation of IG emoticons.
The above ladies were later joined by:
And forum members added to the family:
The following were added in 2007.
Discussion in a thread descended into talking about dinosaurs and okobo, and that's what you get...
for those inciting more drama.
|Dingo Ate My Baby
Our Okami-san's response if you ask her to say something in Australian.
from a member commenting to another when help with homework was asked: "read the rules, poodle!"
Created by Moonblossom after repeated typo of ban, and Naomi's lamentation of no hot cross buns.
For when you want to give someone cookies.
Created by Moonblossom after the March 2011 Tsunami.
For when you want to show your love for A-Ha.
Or simply to drive a point home. Hard.
To make Harlot Lemon Marmalade.
to go with the Harlot Lemon Marmalade. Be sure to hold it in the middle!
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For some reason a nautical theme was chosen, perhaps because we often refer to Naomi as our captain, though the pirate kitsuke likely had something to do with that.
Created by Ingrid for Naomi after the pirate kitsuke.
Created by Naomi and Moonblossom for Bebemochi, who has a thing for sharks.
Found by Naomi for Shigatsuhana who has several Shiba dogs.
Created by Moonblossom for Iyolin. Don't ask, cuz she won't tell.
A squid Moonblossom made for herself due to her obsession with sea creatures.
|Dingo Ate My Baby|
For Mojuko, because she liked it so darn much she changed it to her rank herself.
Emoticon Spam Thread
The official Emoticon Spam Thread was started to allow members to get it out of their system and explore all the new emoticons added in 2011. Some posts have gotten very creative, telling various stories.
Blonde Geisha 1
Author Jina Bacarr is somewhat infamous on the forums for her books called 'The Blonde Geisha' and 'The Blonde Samurai', among other things, such as a youtube series about kimono or other books on the Japanese Art of Sex. The surmising of the plot for the Blonde series led people to write their own little blurbs using the supposed characters.
Blonde Geisha 2
Jan, 2011. The second reincarnation of the blonde geisha emoticon came about after the discovery of Eve (Ibu/一舞), a real blonde geisha, who is a younger sister of an Anjo geisha. Eve is originally from the Ukraine and, according to her okaa-san, is quite dedicated to learning the arts. A new emoticon was created just for her, as the moderators felt that the other blonde geisha wasn't quite right for a real geisha who seems sweet and dedicated.
Relevant Thread: 一舞/Eve/Ibu
Blonde Geisha 3
We all felt that Blonde Geisha 1 just didn't portray the craziness of Jina Bacarr's Blonde Geisha - so she underwent a bit of a face lift...or hair lift... Either way, she seems more appropriate now.
2009. This one stems from a rather silly comment Moonblossom made once in the Kimono Bra thread while trying to describe the overhang large bosoms can cause over an obi. For some reason, the bulk of the forum found this hilarious and it has lived on in infamy, much to Moony's dismay, as she was being fairly serious in her response.
Even a little bit of a bump is acceptable if you can't get them totally gone, basically you just don't want them hanging over your obi. You want an nice clean line ------, not like this U-U "
If you'll pardon my vulgar emoticon art ;)
AKA Princes Beatrice's Royal Wedding Hat, circa April 29th, 2011. The forum members thought it was amusing (as did the rest of the world), and thus pictures of people in kimono with CG'd lolhats and raccoon-eyes started showing up, along with other Japanese cultural items decked out for the Royal Wedding. It also spawned an emoticon.
Authors & Contributors
Author/s: IG Moderating Team