Well Fanboys & Fangirls, I am disappointed in you. Not actually… I’m just kidding… please keep reading! (*geez Kris, telling your readers you’re disappointed in them is not a way to win loyal followers…*). You see, the problem is that 6 months ago I wrote a post asking the fanboys and fangirls of the world to unite… To unite under the common cause of fangirl emojis. I made a call to action for us to join forces against Apple (or whoever gets the exciting task of picking what emojis the world has access to) and petition them to give us what we want… what we need… which is obviously fangirl emojis. Obviously.
And yet, after this call to action, a new emoji update was recently release and yet none of my 5 Emojis Every Fangirl Needs But Doesn’t Have were added. None! No bow tie. No pie. No bow and arrow. No mermaid. And, most surprisingly, no sword. But I will not be deterred. My voice will never be silenced… so here are 5 more essential fangirl emojis:
Hipster Glasses – This one isn’t even fangirl exclusive. Hipster glasses could be used by everyone! Hipster-admirers would use it to express their love of hipster things. Hipster-haters would use it in their hipster bashing. And hipsters, themselves, would use it ironically. The glasses would be perfect or a little yellow emoji in hipster glasses is also acceptable.
A Magic Wand – Wingardium Leviosa! How do I get my point across without a wand to swish & flick? All of my witches, wizards and fairies are wandless. Thanks Leaders of Technology. Please note that was said with sarcasm… after we get our fangirl emojis I’m going to petition for a sarcasm font.
A Dinosaur – How is there no dinosaurs????? The alligator on Samsung devices looks kind of like a cute stegosaurus-type creature but other than that there is nothing. Which means for Apple-users like myself there is NOTHING. Hey Leaders of Technology, have you heard of a little thing called Jurassic World? How do I accurately text about this epic movie (reviewed here) without a fangirl emoji dinosaur?!? Ugh. I know some of these are crazy suggestions but this one is pretty legit… and my next is even more so…
A Lion – In a world where everyone is obsessed with cats, the Leaders of Technology have graced us with 14 cat emojis. That’s pretty fangirl emoji appropriate, right? No! Well actually, yes it is… but there is still a hole in the emoji cat array. And that hole is a lion. There is a tiger. And a cheetah. And plenty of house cats. But no lion. How else an I supposed to represent each of the main houses in Game of Thrones? (Don’t get me started on how lame the dragon is) Or reference the Lion King? And “Lions, 🐅, and 🐻, OH MY!” looks stupid. Shape up Apple (and others…?).
A Red-Headed Princess… or Red-Head at all… – The latest emoji update included a great multiracial update. It was much needed. I feel silly to make this complaint… but where are the redheads? It’s not that big of a deal, but what if I’m talking about Ariel (and there’s no mermaid fangirl emoji), Merida (and there’s no bow & arrow fangirl emoji) or Anna? Plus this is how I have to represent KG, Justine & myself right now: 👸👸🏻🐙
Ok fanboys & fangirls, lets do better this time. Unite! Rally! Petition! We can make fangirl emojis happen!
Love & Luck,