the unicode consortium saw Angry Pile of Poo emoji and imagined a firestorm, a glorification of Organic Waste, a neverending slippery slope of PILE OF POO WITH LOOK OF TRIUMPH, PILE OF POO SCREAMING IN FEAR.
all i see is a pile of poo who needs to be understood.

this is important context, PILE OF POO + [zero width join] + FROWNING FACE was met with tepidity as well, fearing the obvious power of such a system of expression

honestly the level of concern for PILE OF POO WITH NO FACE is charming

@jonny It is probably best not to ask why their slippery slope is so slippery.

Caps, on-topic, pun 


@jonny I’m glad they are discussing the important issues

@jonny "I don't want this kind of crap on my phone"

bigg I don't like people playin on my phone vibes

@jonny Wouldn't you just have pile of poo with modifiers? Similar to how a green heart is green+heart codes? Do all the modifier combinations have to be official recognized as well? I guess they do or else font maintainers wouldn't know what glyphs to implement.

But I do see the sentiment. If you really need a specific modifier, you can just build a non-unicode based emoji system, like here on fedi, where we have arbitrary blobcats for everything!

@jonny Tbh the Unicode consortium is kind of a joke sometimes

The poop accelerates
Infinite poop. You sit on the toilet to poop, but the poop never stops coming out of your butt. You have to start flushing the toilet every two minutes to keep up. You try to pinch your butt closed but that makes your insides hurt. The poop accelerates. You call 911. The paramedics call for doctors. The doctors call for specialists. The story trends on Twitter. You turn down talk show appearances. Your septic tank fails. People form a cult. Your toilet is finished. Volunteers arrive with buckets and shovels. You are completely used to the smell. The poop accelerates. You are moved to a stepladder with a hole in the top step. The poop accelerates. The shovelers abandon the buckets and shovel directly out the window. The poop accelerates. A candlelight vigil forms around your house. One of the workers falls over and can't free himself. The poop accelerates. A priest knocks over the stepladder and tackles you out the window. You land in the pile. The poop accelerates. The force now propels you forward and upward. Vigil goers grab at your legs. The poop ignites from their candles. The Facebook live event hits 1 million viewers. The poop accelerates. You are 30 feet in the air. The fire engulfs the vigil and your house. 60 feet. The poop accelerates. The torrent underneath you is deafening. 5 million Facebook live viewers. You try to close up shop but your butthole disintegrated long ago. 120 feet up. Your house explodes. The poop accelerates. 1000 feet. You are now tracked on radar. You try to change your angle of ascent but you should have thought of that way earlier. The poop accelerates. 4,000 feet. NORAD upgrades to DEFCON 3. Concentric circles of fire engulf your city. The poop accelerates. You have broken the sound barrier. 30,000 feet. You no longer take in enough oxygen to sustain consciousness. 60,000 feet. CNN is reporting on all the world records you've broken. 200,000 feet. You are no longer alive. The poop accelerates. Your body disintegrates but your poop contrail remains. NASA can no longer track you. You break the light-speed barrier and we can no longer bear witness. The poop accelerates. Forever.
@jonny all we wanted was for text files not to get mangled when moved between computers. how did things get so bad
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