If you're like me (and I pray that you're not, but if you are), you use the new MSN (or 'Windows Live Messenger' as it's now called) a lot to chat with friends - moreso than email or forums. And also, if you're like me, you've collected a lot of MSN emoticons to use for whatever purposes you have.
I decided to make some larger (50x50, the largest size possible for MSN emoticons) Sailor Moon-themed emotes for myself to use, and I thought they turned out kinda cute, and so other people might want to use them, too.What's In Here:
The preview shows the 'base' ('happy'
emoticon for all five girls, as ewll as three other random emoticons for all of them.
The set you download includes 12 emoticons for all five girls; All of them have -
happy, sad, angry, grin, nervous (embarrassed), sick, sly and suspicious.
They all have 4 extra emoticons which are more suitable to their personalities (though some are shared in common);
Usagi: cute, blank, confused, love
Ami: sigh, shocked, confused, serious
Rei: sigh, wink, love, 'evil'
Makoto: love, 'whee', confused, 'sweet'
Minako: love, '
ff', confused, singingHow to Use Them:Warning: Don't Edit these Pictures!:
Static (non-moving) MSN emoticons can only be up to 20x20 pixels. However, animated emoticons can be up to 50x50 pixesl. So, people who want larger static emoticons find a way around this by making an animated GIF with two identical frames - so it's technically animated, but it doesn't appear to move.
What this means is that if you open these files up in Paint and change something and then save, it won't be animated any more, and so when you try to add it to MSN it'll automatically resize to just 20x20 pixels.
If, however, you know how to make animated GIFs, then feel free to make all the changes you want, so long as you don't then upload them to another website and claim them as your own.Actually how to use them:
This is the easiest route I've found;
Go into Windows Live Messenger.
Open up a conversation with someone (anyone, really).
Press the arrow next to the emoticon/happy face, and press 'Show all...' next to 'Your Emoticons'.
Then click on 'Create...'.
Press 'Find image...' and find wherever you put the emoticons, and select one.
Put what you want to trigger the emoticon in the next box. The filenames of the emoticons are my 'serving suggestions', but you can use whatever you want.
Then give it a name. I don't actually know what these names do or where they pop up or if you ever see them again, but you get to name something, which is always raaaadical.
Don't hit the 'enter' key on your keyboard after filling in a name because this seems to tell MSN that you're bored with the whole thing and want to cancel, so instead manually hit the 'OK' button with your mouse. You can do it!
Then you're done!
Try out one of the emoticons in MSN to see if it worked.What are these good for and where can I use them?
Sme people like to replace their default emoticons (
, etc.) with larger 'cuter' versions, so you can use these if you want. Some people, like myself, just feel better in the knowledge that their MSN is stuffed full of emoticons they are likely to never use.
I've also found that these are really really fun to use for inpromptu mini-RP sessions with your friends.
You can use these in any MSN conversations you want, and your friends are free to 'add' them to their own stock if they'd like.
You are also allowed to use these on forums and other websites (for jokes, RPs, in-character profiles, etc.) as long as you give a link back to me.
These aren't doll bases, so please don't edit them and upload them to other places.
Sorry for rambling.
Hope you enjoy them. :3