A new raft of emojis made us VERY happy earlier on in the year, mainly because someone finally decided to make the existing ones less sexist and less racist. *Slow why did it take you so ****ing long clap*
Now everyone's getting excited for 2017's update, and new emojis to be considered include 'Mermaid', 'Almond', 'Breastfeeding', 'Coconut', and more.
MERMAIDS AND ALMOND AND PIES, OH MY. We didn't realise we needed you so badly until RIGHT NOW.
Unicode's next quarterly Technical Committee meeting will be held in November. Members of Unicode's ~emoji subcommittee~ (that is an ACTUAL THING) will also consider an orange heart, curling stone, dumpling and face with one eyebrow raised.
The following emoji proposals are under consideration for version 10 of the Unicode Standard, and are now publicly available:
According to emojipedia, new professions are coming (gendered versios of existing emojis as well as new ones). Great news for all the pie-eating mermaid astronauts out there.