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Hobbes
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Before anyone even thinks about it, yes, the title is based on A New Kind of Science by Wolfram (which is, by the way, a brilliant book which I think everyone should read). Anways, though I’m not going introduce a new emoticon (ohh, that would be so cool! Now I wish I was) or anything, I’ll introduce a new use for them, one which I’ve been using rather sporadically.

Perhaps no one has noticed it, but a few times when I’m giving people e-hugs (which, if it isn’t they’re official name, should be) I will use smilies instead of parenthesis or brackets. I like this because it let’s you express your emotion while giving a hug, and a hug is, by definition, an emotional act. Of course I’m just suggestion this for use by all of you Jatraqueros, not imposing rules, but I do have a few standard methods of use. One is that the parentheses and brackets are still acceptable hugging, but when you feel that a certain emotion is expressed by the hug, emoticons can help. Also, if someone is having a rough time I would use the “ [Frown] “ smilie, not because I hope to transfer unhappiness but because that is the emotion I’m feeling when I give the hug. So if I’ve ever given you a “sad” hug, it’s not because I wan to make you sad, but that I emphasize with your negative emotions. One further note, I’ve found that most of the time the “ [Cool] ” and “ [Big Grin] ” smilies serve the same purpose so they aren’t both necessary. However, when both are included, it makes it look a little more appealing.

Anyways, I just figured I’d use what will be my third landmark thread to promote more hugging and smiling. Seemed like the appropriate thing to do.

[Big Grin] [Cool] Hatrack [Cool] [Big Grin]

Hobbes [Smile]

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I ran over my smilie limit on that one, so I'm going to have to add it here: 3000! [Eek!] !

[Wink] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Cool]

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[Cool] Hobbes [Cool]
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[Big Grin] [Roll Eyes] Hobbes [Roll Eyes] [Big Grin]
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[Wink] [Razz] Hobbes [Razz] [Wink]
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Tongue smileys next to someone's name can be misconstrued.
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Well I'm glad my mind doesn't work that way! [Wink] [Razz] [Big Grin]

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[Roll Eyes] ae [Roll Eyes]
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I'm impressed that after that comment you were still willing to give him a hug... [Wink] [Big Grin]

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Could've been worse. [Wink]
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I think I've been eating too many Mentos...
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____ [Embarrassed] [Wink]
[Big Grin] [Eek!] Hobbes [Cool] [Confused]
____ [Smile] [Roll Eyes]

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Now what exactly does that say your feeling? [Wink] [Razz]

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[Big Grin] [Smile] Hobbes [Smile] [Big Grin]

Hey, congrats!

I was just reading your other thread from the middle of the night, and I realized that I was awake. Silly me for not being at Hatrack to offer you your cake. [Wink]

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Technically, I believe they are called Hugglez which is an all around stupid name anyway so feel free to use e-hugs.

[Razz] [Razz] Hobbes [Razz] [Razz]

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Yay for Hobbes! [Smile] [Smile] [Smile] [Smile] [Smile] [Smile] [Smile]
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[Smile] [Smile] [Big Grin] [Smile] Hobbes [Smile] [Big Grin] [Smile] [Smile]
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[Big Grin] [Cool] Hobbes [Cool] [Big Grin]
Way to make it to 3000.
And kudos for your defense last night in that agnostic/atheist thread.
I saw your website, are you an astronomy major or just interested?
Did you know that the Suns's output peaks near green?
This is why chlorophyll is green.
Also, human eyes' sensitivity peak at green as well.
This is one of those weird fact groupings that would support evolution or the existence of God.
P.S. if you find out different, don't tell me.
All I have is trivia.
Morbo [Cool] [Smile]

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[Big Grin] [Smile] Hobbes [Smile] [Big Grin]
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Hobbes, you are totally cool.

( [Smile] [Smile] Hobbes [Smile] [Smile] )

[ July 05, 2003, 10:06 PM: Message edited by: ClaudiaTherese ]

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[Big Grin] [Big Grin] Hobbes [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
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[Big Grin] [Smile] [Cool] Hobbes [Cool] [Smile] [Big Grin]
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Hobbes, you rock. Completely. Hatrack and the world is better because of you.
[Big Grin] [Smile] [Big Grin] [Smile] [Big Grin] [Smile] [Razz]

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And now I introduce a new hug: the self hug.

[Embarrassed] [Embarrassed] Hobbes [Embarrassed] [Embarrassed]

[Wink] [Big Grin]

Thanks guys. [Cool]

Hobbes [Smile]

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Congrats Hobbes [Razz]
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Hobbes, I read your first landmark. I enjoyed it. Your second and third have so little information about you. Come on! Give us more of yourself!
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Congratz on 3000.

I'd hug you but I'm a mannly man and don't do that sort of things to cartoon cats.

Well, not in public, here others can see me, and the video tape may be running.

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