Have you ever grown tired of the typical ;) :) :( smileys?
Well I have, a bit. Though I use and find practical most of them, if you ever visit japanese forums you’ll notice a wide variety of nice japanese smileys which, even though use more characters, are more appealing, in the sense that you don’t have to turn your head in order to see them correctly. In the following website, there is a big collection of them. Here are some of my favorites (you will need japanese character in order to see these correctly):
There are plenty more where these came from, so check out the site below and become the new king of your IRC channel… or maybe not (^o^)