The Tourist ๐Ÿ˜Ž Part 1

And the hand of the Operator
moved across the Keyboard …
from the shallow mellow yellow
of the deepest ink cartridge void
to manifest in a once vacant place
the countenance of Mr. Smiley Face

Name:
Mr. Smiley Face

Nationality:
The Second Dimension

Accessories:
His Ray Ban Shades of Enlightenment
(with the power to see into the 3-D)

Aliases:
Jack the Flash, The Thin Shady ๐Ÿ˜Ž
The Smiling Assassin, The Yellow Peril,
The Hammer of Muppets โš’๏ธ

Occupation:
Soldier of the Emoji Liberation Front
and an Emoji Seer with his ‘Ying-Yangs’
(the Shades of Enlightenment). The ELF
are sworn enemies of those accursed
Muppets, who they consider as mere
puppets of the DDS (Deep Disney State)

Religion:
i-MoJoism
Adherence to the Mo Jo’s instructions.
Great Technophile Keyboard Operator,
TKO for short, from whom all Emojis flow, according to the sacred e-Book.

Favourite Song:
‘Yellow’ by Coldplay

Favourite Bands:
The Rolling Stones
(He thinks they must be round)
The Wiggles
(He really likes the Yellow Wiggle)

Family:
A flock of Emus

I think, perhaps, he was adopted …?

Transcending the Button of Send

… the Reclining Smiley Face

Meanwhile, Mr. Smiley Face dreams
of becoming a real boy, with real arms
and legs … of depth and substance.

Words & Images:
David B. Redpath ยฉ 2019

89 thoughts on “The Tourist ๐Ÿ˜Ž Part 1”

  1. Iโ€™m glad Mr. Smiley Face always has his happy face on. Sometimes traveling makes a smiley face look kinda like this ๐Ÿฅด! I like your tourist post ๐Ÿ˜Ž part 1. Looking forward to part 2๐Ÿ˜œ
    real boy->๐Ÿคฅ?

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    1. Yes Stella, I’m an unashamed
      plagiarist. But unlike Pinocchio,
      Mr. Smiley Face is already real
      in the hearts of all those who
      truly believe ๐Ÿ˜Ž
      Part 2 coming soon, especially
      for you, Stella, as I’m sure there’ll
      be a happy ending ๐Ÿค— ๐Ÿ•ถ๏ธ

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      1. Yay! I do love happy endings!:) Aww you removed yourself glasses. I do recall another instance of rare removal!:) On the edge of my chair for an encore!!๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป

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      2. Without his prescription shades
        Mr. Smiley Face cannot see clearly
        into the Third Dimension, where
        you live, Stella ๐Ÿ‘€
        Ooops. Perhaps I shouldn’t have
        told you that? ๐Ÿ™„

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    1. I would say that Mr. Smiley Face
      is my alter ego, only Emojis don’t
      actually have egos. They’re all
      self-effacing faces, who never take
      selfies. Whereas those Muppets
      are B grade celebrity ho’s ๐Ÿ˜Ž
      Looking forward to dropping in on
      you soon, Punam ๐Ÿ’›

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    1. The Emu family lives at Uluru, Liz.
      Mr. Smiley Face was raised at the
      Big Rock that doesn’t roll.
      And he did have to run,
      fighting those Muppets.
      He had to run so far away.
      He ran all night and day ๐ŸŽถ
      Like a flock of flightless emus.
      Not an easy thing to do
      without any legs ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    1. Yes indeed, Victoria โ˜ฎ๏ธ
      But the balance between the happy
      light-hearted side of the force, and
      the sad dark side, at all costs must
      be maintained. Those faux fur
      Muppets have caused a disturbance
      in cyberspace with their immodest
      and boastful Manifesto;

      “But now let’s get things started
      Why don’t you get things started
      It’s time to get things started
      On the most sensational,
      inspirational,
      celebrational,
      muppetational …
      This is what we call
      the Muppet Show.”

      Clearly they are conspiring, with the
      Disney Empire, to start “something”!
      The overthrow of the status quo!

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    1. Keping it real, Dracul!
      I don’t think some mystical “Fairy
      Godmother” fits into the well ordered
      Emoji theology ๐Ÿงšโ€โ™€๏ธ Ooops!
      Apparently she does. My apologies.
      Well, I guess anything could happen
      in the continuing adventures of
      Mr. Smiley Face ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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  2. Wait, I couldn’t say that I love this with enough emphasis, unless I have the aid of thin shady and friends ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Ž. Emojis, saving us from the taxing business of finding the right words and providing all the innuendo and body language of a real life interaction.

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      1. Then Rachel, you are ready for the
        next step. Every time you push the
        Thin Shady’s button ๐Ÿ˜Ž another
        Emoji is bestowed with the gift
        of Third Dimension Vision ๐Ÿ•ถ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘€
        If only you truly believe ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž

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      1. p.s. comments seem turned off on that newest ride, but I read it aloud to my family at lunch time… in dramatic voice. ๐Ÿ˜Ž Quite a ride indeed, and very well received by all ages. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŽข๐ŸŽก๐Ÿ—ฟ๐Ÿšฆ๐Ÿšฅ๐Ÿšฆ๐Ÿšฅ

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      2. Very glad to hear, Nadine ๐Ÿ™
        And thanks for the heads up about
        the comments turned off.
        I found that little blue switch.
        Don’t know how if got flicked to off?
        I think it may have been a Muppet
        conspiracy ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    1. Mr. Smiley Face, being from the
      Second Dimension, is rather flat
      & shallow. But I too think that his
      story has much meaning, Aruna.
      I’ll pass your kind comment on
      to him ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ’› ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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