Eh, just for fun and learnings.
I was talking to @meaganvigus about the various vampire emojis. There are three, and this is kind of fraught just to start:
man-vampire. But it’s also interesting to look at how different they look in different fonts. (Emoji have fonts just like other forms of writing!)
The autocomplete emoji here in this forum only has
vampire. It is possible to add skin tones to vampires here, options 2-6 (there is no option 1?):
the default is kind of blue.
But each of those have variations across different fonts, even if you don’t take skin tone into account. Apparently, the gender-based variants are actually older than the new, gender neutral variant, As Emojipedia puts it at https://emojipedia.org/vampire:
Previously displayed a gendered appearance; most platforms switched to a gender-inclusive design for this emoji in 2019.
So I guess that the admittedly awesome Facebook vampire lady is no longer. Alas.