In which we explore an invisible token, a system run by gifts, and the ineffable Mariachi Effect. Find out more:
Ilan: Love your avatar, Meykle.
Mekyle: Thanks, I think it describes me well.
Mekyle: yea gas is lame.
Judy: That’s right, Sparrow.
Mekyle: They send a red packet. What do you think about a red packet like system?
Judy: What’s a red packet?
Mekyle: It’s what the Chinese use to gift each other on WeChat. It’s given on special occasions and contains money. It’s given on birthdays, holidays, when you have a baby, etc.
Judy: Got it.
Sparrow: I like the water metaphor too. But then, I am a water sign (in line with Judy’s astrology).
Mekyle: Thanks, Judy.
Judy: You bet.
Mekyle: So these gifts don’t have to have a monetary value attached to it?
Sparrow: They can, but you choose the amount.
Mekyle: Ahh okay I get it, each sticker has a value.
Mekyle: But then why the stickers, why not allow people to upload their own image and attach a value to it? Either zero value or something.
Lenara: Maybe they can draw custom images, that’s good too I think. But if they don’t want to draw they can use those.
Mekyle: Ah okay I see.
Lenara: Also they can choose any sticker or other things and they don’t have any fixed value; they freely choose if they want to give money additionally. It’s not connected to a specific sticker a specific amount.
Mekyle: Thanks, Bea, I get it now.
Lenara: I like the Dada fx person, almost wish it was available in pill/mushroom form 🤪
Judy: It’s available in visual conversation form.
Mekyle: A lotus flower with each petal being a different section would be cool
Lenara: We could just hide some of the “empty” days when people don’t do things ;). Like subway maps. The stations look like they are at the same distance but the ones downtown are much closer to each other in reality.
Mekyle: I’m good at being human too. not*
I would say that you can attach a note to the sticker when you send it would be nice.
Sparrow: That was there in the example, yes. It is important (and something we want to encourage) — the expression of what you feel or being able to express yourself by doing this.
Mekyle: I’m a gringo, sad gringo noises.
Judy: Happy gringo noises.
Lenara: Icon for mariachi eruption, please.
Judy: Maybe it could be some music.
Mekyle: Good question. I see my inferiority in DADA, when I go there I am reminded of my terrible drawing ability.
Judy: No judgment ever on DADA!
Mekyle: Once I get a drawing tablet I will try
Judy: Don’t wait until then. Try it out raw.
Mekyle: That’s what she said, jkjk.
Mekyle: lemme try
Sparrow: I use my trackpad on my laptop, Mekyle :)
Judy: I knew it sounded a bit risqué.
Sparrow: It’s so hard not to say that… we need a word!
Ilan: I can sell you diapers.
Judy: If you draw them I’ll buy.
Mekyle: I’m going to draw a cute bear.
Ilan: Coming right up!
Judy: I’m here for the cute bears and diapers, or cute bears with diapers.
See you next time!