"Princess, I know about, but how can I take my game to the next level? Isn't your site just for :hacker_h::hacker_a::hacker_c::hacker_k::hacker_e::hacker_r::blank::hacker_t::hacker_e::hacker_x::hacker_t:​?"

"Of course not, dear! It can do :sm64_a::sm64_n::sm64_y::blank::sm64_e::sm64_m::sm64_o::sm64_j::sm64_i::blank::sm64_f::sm64_o::sm64_n::sm64_t: your instance supports, as long as each short code is "{prefix}{alphanum}{suffix}"

"And what about stuff like :peppapig1::peppapig2:
:andknuckles_1::andknuckles_2::andknuckles_3::andknuckles_4::andknuckles_5::andknuckles_6::andknuckles_7::andknuckles_8: ? Can it help me with those?"

"Oh, it sure can. Try using the prefix, say ":andknuckles_", and typing 12345678 in the top box! The site even does the zero-width space for you so your emojis look their best."

"Golly! Is there anything it can't do?"

"It won't end racism, dear. You have to do that yourself."

"Thanks, Princess! I'm going to shitpost my brains out!"

"Any time, dear. Follow your dreams."

Anyways, go ahead and read this now, since I'll get rid of this when I launch my expensive lecture series: Six Secrets to Shitposting Success, coming soon to an airport hotel near you.

"Also, don't forget you can click the globe under your post and choose "direct" to preview your post to just yourself before you show the world. Then, hit "delete and redraft" on your DM to make any changes you need, switch back to the globe, and show the world! No more embarrassing missteps."

"I didn't even have to set you up for that one, princess!"

"Yeah, it's almost as if this is kind of a clunky way to present information."

"Princess, what's the secret sauce? How come the posts I make using your tool come out so much better?" (nerd stuff below the fold) 

"It's because of the magic of the zero-width space. You can't see it because it's zero pixels wide, but it's enough to tell the computer that the two adjacent emoji things are, in fact, separate. This lets you do stuff like :peppapig1::peppapig2: without gaps. The tool handles this for you, but if you really believe, you can get one in your clipboard and use it to manually separate emoji posts. This is a pain, so I use to do it for me!"

I should have had the questioner ask, like, "Princess, why does andknuckles come out so bad when I do it, but you're perfect in every way", but teaching is an adventure.

@lady_lumb Aww, thank you. I make learning fun! Keep an eye out for "Princess Grace Teaches Phonics" and "Princess Will Kiss You If You Learn Fractions."

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