SCP3 #05 – Latvia

Click here to hearย SCP3 #05ย on YouTube.

Besides our formal interview guests, Benjamin and I have previously invited two other participants to join in this season. For our second episode,ย Conspiracy, we introduced March. In his appearance, March brought a new youthfulness to the show as he took us through his burgeoning obsession with conspiracy theories.ย In the following edition,ย Birds, MC Kat graced us with a female perspective for the first time. Both March and MC Kat will have regular slots acrossย SCP3, along with a number of others as the season evolves.

We’ve been eager to test the dynamics between various guest combinations this time.…   [continue reading]

The Strange World of Emoji as a Second Language ๐Ÿ”ฎ

It’s ๐ŸŒŒ. We’re deep into the ๐Ÿž.

Almost everyย concept you know can now be represented as a tiny ๐Ÿ–ผ that varies depending on where it’s displayed.

Not since ๐Ÿ”ค wereย formalized in ancient times have we had this many new characters added to every alphabetย that exists.

  • ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
  • ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
  • ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ
  • ๐ŸŒ

Emoji aren’t there as a stand-in for words. Obviouslyย 1,851ย ๐Ÿ˜€s can’t match up to the richness of our everyday language.

So, what’s the point?

To me, a ๐ŸŽ‰ is more celebratory than anyย woohoo.

I’d rather see a ๐Ÿ—ป than the wordsย Mt. Fuji.

They can be used as hashtags on Instagram, now.…   [continue reading]