"I sent that bitch a smiley face. :) Bitches love smiley faces."
— Ed Wuncler III, The Boondocks
"If you feel like loving me / if you got the notion / I second that emoticon"
— Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, paraphrased.
"Now turn your head to the left. See? It's me, smiling at you!"
"Oh, I've recently discovered the power...of emoticons! Like, no matter how awful something is, if you toss in a smiley face, it turns positive! For example...You're at a picnic and you find a dead body! XD"
—Monokuma, Dangan Ronpa