Hi everyone! I hope you’ve had a good week!
I thought we would try something a little bit different today 😉 All my American friends are always commenting on how Europeans apparently use way too many emojis, but guys: Emojis are awesome! Sometimes you can express so much more through them than you could using just a few words, and I feel like they make a text message sound so much nicer!
Anyways, my siblings, some of my friends, and I have taken the emoji thing one step further. I think it was about five years ago when came up with the idea: Why not translate some of our favorite books into emojis and have the others guess which book we meant? Thus, a WhatsApp group with the very creative name “Smiley-Geschichten 😃” (German for “Smiley-Stories”) was born. Though we write less frequently now, that group is still in use, and since I always have so much fun guessing things and coming up with emoji-depictions of books, I thought: Why not try it here?
So, just for you, I’ve tried to summarize a couple of pretty well-known books with emojis. I won’t be telling you which books they are just yet – where would be the fun in that? Instead, I thought you guys could try to guess them in the comments. That way, you can play along and I can see how well I did capturing the stories’ essence 😉 I will eventually (Maybe next week?) follow up on this and reveal the books if no one guesses them, though.
Anyways, I hope you decide to play! And if you want to create your own emoji-stories, please go ahead! So let’s get started!
(Also, can someone tell me why the WordPress versions of these emojis are way uglier than any of the other ones??)
Did you understand any of this? Bring on those guesses!
And if you enjoyed this, let me know, then I might do another one of these posts at some point 😉 Also, did you like the shorter or the long versions more?
[Update: Thanks so much to everyone who participated (whether in the comments or privately) – I hope you had fun! Like I promised, I’ll be revealing the answers now 😉 You already guessed quite a few of them, but, just to give you a complete overview, the books I had in mind are:
- Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
- The Martian by Andy Weir
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling
- The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
Do you think I did a good job? Or were these just hopelessly confusing? Feel free to let me know!]