Discord allows for custom emoji, and we have definitely taken advantage of that feature. Some are related to Nerdfighteria inside jokes, some to Tuataria inside jokes. (Hopefully useful) explanations are given below. A list of previous emoji is also at the bottom (because Discord has a limit of 50 emoji per server).

Discord Code Image Description
:brainsoup: Thinking too hard causes brainsoup, if you persevere eventually a butterfly comes out.
:carl: Carl is a mysterious creature in Hank’s new book, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, out September 25 preorder now!
:charizardthismofo: Do the thing! Charizard that mofo! From the Dear Hank & John Podcast
:dftba: DFTBA crest!
:docs: Docs. We have a lot of them.
:dumpsterfire: 2016 (everything about it).
:feather: Hope is a thing with feathers!
:fondue: A delicious cheesy snack, and a favorite pastime of some of our koala bots. When the Jonathans are away, others scheme to fondue them.
:ftl: French the Llama!
:giantsquidofanger: When things make you angry you are a giant squid of anger.
:guhalaok: A reverse koala hug, for hugging a person, thing, or hugging someone back. See also: koalahug.
:hamilton: Hamilton is due to the Hamilton obsessions and the amount of times we breakinto Hamilton lyrics. #hamiltonchat
:hanklerfish: Based on the anglerfish song/drawing made by Hank.
:heartuatara: Tuataria is love.
:hivemind: The modmin team accidentally thinks the same thing a LOT (but not always). When we do, we’re a green hivemind.
:hug: An adorable and more classic hug for those who want to show love.
:hype: Hype is happiness and excitement that can only expressed with yelling in bright colors!
:johnpeek: A twist on other peek emojis, from when John was VERY excited to meet Nerdfighters/Tuatarians at an AFC Wimbledon game!
:koalahug: Sometimes you just need a hug from a koala. But don’t hug them in real life, they usually have chlamydia.
:koalaninja: A koala that is a ninja. Often used when someone “ninjas” you and posts what you were going to say before you do.
:koanalisa: Koanalisa…
:noedge: The universe has no edge. Hank had an existential crisis about it. John got testy about the crisis.
:noot: Noooooot!
(Nooting is when someone is trying to spell a word in reaction emoji, and they are interrupted with an unrelated emoji)
:omgitsburning: Dear Hank & John podcast reference, Food burning, general panic.
:peep: Early brotherhood 2.0 reference: the peep challenge.
:pizzajohn: You know what this one is.
:pleasebreathe: Laughing too hard can cause people needing a reminder to breathe.
:pregaroo: This is pregaroo. it is a pregnant kangaroo (or at least Nutmeg’s attempt at drawing one during Google Quick Draw). What, you don’t find that funny? you don’t think it’s a kangaroo? what kind of HEATHENASS DEVIL SPAWN ARE YOU?
:selfcarebunny: Rosianna’s advice for personal care. An example.
:selflovebird: Similar to Self Care Bunny, but it’s about loving yourself!
:SLEEP: Used to send people to sleep because people here just DO NOT GO TO SLEEP AND REQUIRE EMOJI TO BE COMPELLED TO GO (used nicely)
:spiral: The spiral on the cover of TATWD goes alllll the way down.
:stoat: VOTE VOTE like a baby stoat. They’re pretty cute and they rhyme.
:tatwd: Turtle emoji that do in fact go all the way down. Made after the last forum post, but before the book annoucement! We knew! WE KNEW!
:thankyou: Hank says thanks. Also, he’s holding tea, so he’s a t-hank-s.
:tuatara: THE tuatara, it started it all after all.
:tuataria: The tuataria logo, also a shirt on DFTBA!
:turtleman: Dr. Lawrence Turtleman, a friend and colleague of Hank that joined him and John on the TATWD tour to talk about Tuatara and evolution.
:willy: Willy: John’s very cute dog with a peg leg and an eyepatch. <3
:yaaaaar: Cheez doodles Guy! Shows excitement (also pronounced jaaaaaaah)
:yeti: The Yeti is EXCITED. The Yeti is also the early name for John’s wife Sarah, because she was rarely seen in videos, and then she drew this adorable yeti on some of the signed TATWD copies.
:yourewelcome: You’re Welcome. (Maui from Moana)
:1010: The second to last hunt had a *lot* of clues around 1010, 10:10, or 10/10, and it turned out to be the TATWD release date! Now, it’s also a way to talk about something that is 10/10.

Previous Emoji Include…

corn dog dave the fish dr pizzer mongols are the exceptiongin and tonic goala giraffe love hankest mr booby harry potato homework koala impugsta john trap snickers and dr pepper jurassic mars koala koalafied nerdfighter motherrucker no cents okay? okaypeep pettibon purple tank singamajig st arbuck afc wimbledon tuatara gotta eat sloth suffering koala corn dog simonpettibon spiral shade puff puff sj squirrel