Saturday, June 28, 2008

Lost in Emoticons

My favorite "personal" blog is a site called Lost in Emoticons . The posts are short instant message conversations between the site's creator and her mother.

The sites description: Online conversations between a mother and her daughter. The mother is from China. The daughter was born in America. The language barrier gets wider by the day. Thank god for emoticons.

They posts have a haiku-like quality to them, elements of beautiful confusion. Many of them start out with Y trying to decipher what her mother is trying to say but quickly resolve in charming moments between a mother and daughter. I like that there is little added context. The oblique exchanges are a little like the shadows cast in Plato's cave, indirectly telling the story, and asking you to piece it together over time.

I also like that there are few picture, but this one is priceless.

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