my mind is /
a big hunk of irrevocable nothing which touch and taste and smell /
and hearing and sight keep hitting and chipping with sharp fatal /
tools /
in an agony of sensual chisels i perform squirms of chrome and ex /
-ecute strides of cobalt /
nevertheless i /
feel that i cleverly am being altered that i slightly am becoming /
something a little different, in fact /
myself /
hereupon helpless i utter lilac shrieks and scarlet bellowings.

ee cummings


Finally here: Spyglass v2.0!

Facial Expression Animations.

The Spyglass has a feature that animates your face as you type in local chat. For instance, if you type a smiley emoticon :-), your avatar will smile. Or if you type a sad emoticon :-(, your avatar will cry, etc.

This feature is turned on by default. You can turn it off or on in Menu / Tools / Emote.


Not all emoticons may be in the presets. To check if your favorite emoticons are included, open the Spyglass's inventory (right click the HUD and choose "Edit" from the wheel menu, then go to the "Contents" tab). Look for the notecard named "_Emoticons" and open it. You will find sections marked by an expression in square brackets, e.g. [Smile]. Below you will see all the emoticons, one per line, belonging to that category. You can add new emoticons at your discretion.

Further Reading.

Built-in AOOverview of the HUD interfaceSpyglass Overview