What were you doing when you were 17?
Trying to work out how to smuggle booze out of your dad's garage supply? Working out how to talk to girls? Revelling in teenage angst?
Not Giacomo Randazzo. A coder since the tender age of 11, he's just developed your new favourite emoji web tool.
The Randemojinator creates a potentially endless string of new emojis by combining the lower half of some faces with the upper of another, creating entirely new emotions the current crop of pictorial visages don't offer.
Randazzo was apparently inspired by the current "trend" of emoji use. "I don’t plan on developing it any further right now, unless I get lots of traffic and requests," he told TechCrunch. "I plan though on putting advertising on it , because I need some money. It didn’t take much to code maybe three or four days. Setting up the servers and finding the domain names are the things that took longer, it took almost a month in total."
You can't embed the emoji into messaging services, but you can share your creations on Twitter or Facebook (or Google+, if you're a proper weirdo) via the Randemojinator site.
We had a bash at creating some of our own emoji, which you can browse in the gallery below.
Best use: When the world doesn't seem to give a single f*ck as to how you're doing
Best use: "What do you mean Tim's girlfriend is actually a sheep called Chris?"
Love sick emoji
Best use: When your bae just delights in pushing your buttons
Best use: When you reach a new high score on Flappy Bird and realise you are in fact a god
Begrudging shock emoji
Best use: When the opposition striker proceeds to score a third world-class goal against your team
Chubby happiness emoji
Best use: For expressing deep pride, such as finishing that triple burger your mate bet you couldn't
Chubby sorrow emoji
Best use: When you fail to finish that triple burger your mate bet you couldn't
Best use: When something so superb is occurring, your first reaction is one of fear mingled with excitement - like finding out Ben & Jerry's is on half price
Malicious joy emoji
Best use: When you discover your friend has left his Facebook and Twitter signed in on your laptop
Shocked devil emoji
Best use: When someone else turns up to the Halloween party also dressed as a purple devil
Deformed heart emoji
Best use: "Kill. Me."
Obese greed emoji
Best use: You return home from football to the largest roast humankind has ever witnessed
Best use: For when you accidentally poke yourself in the eye in a bodily malfunction
Best use: "Could you do the dishes? I really need to finish this episode of Gossip Girl."