I have friends that I text, IM and email with the same amount of passion (and dispassion) as jefbot displays in today’s strip. Even so, I try to keep my use of terms like LOL and ROFL to a minimum because I generally don’t want people to think I’m actually laughing out loud or rolling on the floor if I haven’t been. Emoticons are more my speed because I do smile every so often when I’m writing, and maybe even wink or stick my tongue out on occasion. These things have nothing to do with my writing process; they’re just weird tics I should probably be medicated for.