Visual Communication

I find it interesting how our new mobile phones have affected the way me and my wife communicate. We’ve developped a sort of communication based on pictures alone, usually with no text. If Yuko is feeling weird, she’ll take a picture of some insanely underground Japanese comic (like ESPA Ito) from a website she found and send it to me. Or I’ll get a picture of Kim Jung Il. Some of these images become recurring jokes, although I doubt anybody but us would fine them funny. A picture of an old cheesy character from a 60s Japanese animation anyone?