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Ace

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Is the "Neutral" emoticon really neutral?

Discuss.
"Only his writing was calm. His writing which - in more ways than one - had saved his life."
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Reply #1 posted 10/06/08 4:41pm

RenHoek

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Ace said:

Discuss.


Do you mean this little guy? neutral
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Reply #2 posted 10/06/08 4:42pm

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He's negative. neutral

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Reply #3 posted 10/06/08 4:42pm

Ace

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RenHoek said:

Ace said:

Discuss.


Do you mean this little guy? neutral

That's him!
"Only his writing was calm. His writing which - in more ways than one - had saved his life."
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Reply #4 posted 10/06/08 4:42pm

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NoodleSoup said:

He's negative. neutral

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Only in the context of a bunch of pathetic internet whores who desperately crave any form of approval and/or positive attention.

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Reply #5 posted 10/06/08 4:44pm

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NoodleSoup said:

He's negative. neutral

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I wouldn't describe him as "negative" so much as "disenchanted". neutral
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Reply #6 posted 10/06/08 4:45pm

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FunkMistress said:

NoodleSoup said:

He's negative. neutral

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Only in the context of a bunch of pathetic internet whores who desperately crave any form of approval and/or positive attention.

hug


lol

Is there any way you could use neutral in a post without it coming across as negative? Even slightly positive? It's not like changing your mind from using, say mad , to using neutral , really makes a difference.
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Reply #7 posted 10/06/08 4:46pm

momentofbliss

no

he's pissed... struggling to hold back
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Reply #8 posted 10/06/08 4:46pm

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FunkMistress said:

NoodleSoup said:

He's negative. neutral

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Only in the context of a bunch of pathetic internet whores who desperately crave any form of approval and/or positive attention.

hug

I was feeling kind of neutral about this comment, but now that Mr. Neutral Emoticon's expression has been called into question, I'm actually a little bummed. neutral
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Reply #9 posted 10/06/08 4:46pm

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Ace said:

NoodleSoup said:

He's negative. neutral

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I wouldn't describe him as "negative" so much as "disenchanted". neutral


Well, he's apathetic isn't he? I guess by definition then he's neither negative or positive, hence neutral, but apathy is quite often regarded as a negative thing, is it not?

I like apathy. neutral
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Reply #10 posted 10/06/08 4:46pm

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NoodleSoup said:

FunkMistress said:



Only in the context of a bunch of pathetic internet whores who desperately crave any form of approval and/or positive attention.

hug


lol

Is there any way you could use neutral in a post without it coming across as negative? Even slightly positive? It's not like changing your mind from using, say mad , to using neutral , really makes a difference.


I think you're great.

neutral

How did that feel?
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Reply #11 posted 10/06/08 4:47pm

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To me he shouts out indifference...

neutral = MEH!
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Reply #12 posted 10/06/08 4:47pm

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momentofbliss said:

no

he's pissed... struggling to hold back


Nah, he's pissed >>> pissed
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Reply #13 posted 10/06/08 4:48pm

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NoodleSoup said:

FunkMistress said:



Only in the context of a bunch of pathetic internet whores who desperately crave any form of approval and/or positive attention.

hug


lol

Is there any way you could use neutral in a post without it coming across as negative? Even slightly positive? It's not like changing your mind from using, say mad , to using neutral , really makes a difference.

Oh, I totally disagree.

mad < This guy's pissed. neutral < This guy's just slightly befuddled.

neutral
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Reply #14 posted 10/06/08 4:48pm

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NoodleSoup said:

Can you and I start mixing gene pools...
Eastern, Western people...
Hurry up, let's turn this room into a melting pot.



Is Mon pregnant????

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Reply #15 posted 10/06/08 4:49pm

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FunkMistress said:

NoodleSoup said:



lol

Is there any way you could use neutral in a post without it coming across as negative? Even slightly positive? It's not like changing your mind from using, say mad , to using neutral , really makes a difference.


I think you're great.

neutral

How did that feel?


It felt very much like sarcasm. lol

That's why the emoticon is so great. It can do sarcasm, apathy, even portray boredom, but most importantly, expertly conveys derision. woot!
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Reply #16 posted 10/06/08 4:49pm

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momentofbliss said:

no

he's pissed... struggling to hold back

See, I don't see that at all. neutral
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Reply #17 posted 10/06/08 4:50pm

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FunkMistress said:

NoodleSoup said:

Can you and I start mixing gene pools...
Eastern, Western people...
Hurry up, let's turn this room into a melting pot.



Is Mon pregnant????

excited


lol

Not yet.
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Reply #18 posted 10/06/08 4:52pm

Ace

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NoodleSoup said:

Ace said:


I wouldn't describe him as "negative" so much as "disenchanted". neutral


Well, he's apathetic isn't he? I guess by definition then he's neither negative or positive, hence neutral, but apathy is quite often regarded as a negative thing, is it not?

I like apathy. neutral

I don't read "apathy" either. I see Thoreau's "quiet desperation". neutral
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Reply #19 posted 10/06/08 4:52pm

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I make that face in real life A LOT
when I do it it usually represents:
"are you for real? you expect me to do WHAT?! No way, get lost"
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Reply #20 posted 10/06/08 4:57pm

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NoodleSoup said:

FunkMistress said:



I think you're great.

neutral

How did that feel?


It felt very much like sarcasm. lol

That's why the emoticon is so great. It can do sarcasm, apathy, even portray boredom, but most importantly, expertly conveys derision. woot!


Derision.

That's it!

woot!

Fairly subtle, but unmistakable.

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Reply #21 posted 10/06/08 4:57pm

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NoodleSoup said:

FunkMistress said:




Is Mon pregnant????

excited


lol

Not yet.


Nothing wrong with lots of practice.

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Reply #22 posted 10/06/08 4:57pm

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momentofbliss said:

no

he's pissed... struggling to hold back


Nah, he's pissed >>> pissed



he's just honest

ole neutral boy would look like that if he wasn't so hung up on political correctness

i can see right through him... damn pussy
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Reply #23 posted 10/06/08 5:05pm

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FunkMistress said:

NoodleSoup said:



It felt very much like sarcasm. lol

That's why the emoticon is so great. It can do sarcasm, apathy, even portray boredom, but most importantly, expertly conveys derision. woot!


Derision.

That's it!

Where's the derision? He's resignedly exasperated. neutral
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Reply #24 posted 10/06/08 5:11pm

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Ace said:

FunkMistress said:



Derision.

That's it!

Where's the derision? He's resignedly exasperated. neutral


We can go here rolleyes for derision, but this guy is sometimes even better at it neutral

Although, the closer I look at his eyebrows (which aren't symmetrical), the more I see the exasperation you're talking about.

hmmm

The more I look the more forlorn he appears, but at a quick glance I instantly think

derision neutral
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Reply #25 posted 10/06/08 5:11pm

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momentofbliss said:

ole neutral boy would look like that if he wasn't so hung up on political correctness

i can see right through him... damn pussy

Unless, of course, he feels no anger (only pity - both for himself and the person who's caused his consternation)? neutral
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Reply #26 posted 10/06/08 5:12pm

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FunkMistress said:

NoodleSoup said:



lol

Not yet.


Nothing wrong with lots of practice.

mushy


Indeed. boff

It's just that at the moment though. The 'real' trying will start on our return from the UK after Xmas. Then it'll be fun AND purposeful. Right now it's just for fun. giggle
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Reply #27 posted 10/06/08 5:14pm

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resignedly exasperated

bingo
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Reply #28 posted 10/06/08 5:16pm

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NoodleSoup said:

Although, the closer I look at his eyebrows (which aren't symmetrical), the more I see the exasperation you're talking about.

That's it exactly. If he were truly neutral, one of his brows wouldn't be downturned.

Who are ya kiddin', Mr. "Neutral"? rolleyes
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Reply #29 posted 10/06/08 5:17pm

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Ace said:

NoodleSoup said:

Although, the closer I look at his eyebrows (which aren't symmetrical), the more I see the exasperation you're talking about.

That's it exactly. If he were truly neutral, one of his brows wouldn't be downturned.

Who are ya kiddin', Mr. "Neutral"? rolleyes


what is this one then? confused
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