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Snaps


Finger snapping is a type of Human body language that is often used to accentuate a conversation. All races are able to perform the basic snap, while the variations are reserved for Humans to employ at their leisure.

SNAP Syntax:

SNAP
SNAP BODY <PART>
SNAP <EMOTE>
SNAP <EMOTE> <PLAYER>

VALID BODY PARTS: nose, neck, back, and both left and right arms, hands, legs and feet

VALID EMOTES: alternate, angry, annoy, applaud, approve, bored, command, curse, disgusted, drink, easy, fail, fierce, flirt, happy, idea, loud, multi, music, nervous, ponder, proud, quick, roll, sassy, silly, showy, single, slap, soft, suave, tease, wave, win, worry

Note: Some emotes require a player target to work, while other snaps were designed with the intention that they be used alone. Additionally, while you can use the COMMAND variation with yourself or someone else, you can also use it to command a character in a certain direction. Example: SNAP COMMAND TIESSE (N)ORTH.

Despite the snap body verbs being available to all races, it's being included here because most snaps are human-only.

Snap Body Verbs
Verb What you see What they see
nose Cupping your face with your hands, you slyly press your fingers to the bridge of your nose while sticking your thumb inside your mouth. You pluck your front teeth with the tip of your nail to create a cracking sound, carefully keeping your mouth and nose hidden from view. You coordinate the noise with the motion of your fingers, creating the illusion of snapping your nose back and forth. Cupping her face with her hands, Tahira presses her fingers to the bridge of her nose. Suddenly, she pushes her nose to the right, creating a horrible snapping noise! She repeats the motion to the left and cracks it back into place.
neck Pressing the palm of one hand under your chin, you jerk your neck wildly to the side, causing a loud pop. You let out an involuntary sigh as your body relaxes. Tahira grasps her chin roughly and jerks it to the side. You hear a loud pop and see her visibly relax.
back You clutch your lower back and quickly twist from side to side. You hear a series of loud pops and sigh, feeling your body relax slightly. Drevid grasps his lower back and twists roughly from side to side. You hear a loud pop and see him visibly relax.
left/right arm You stretch your right arm across your chest, pulling it tight to your body by pushing with your left hand on the elbow. After you hear your shoulder make a satisfactory pop, you violently release your arm and snap it around in the opposite direction, creating a few more choice cracking noises in your upper back. Tahira stretches her right arm across her chest, pulling it tight to her body with her other hand. You hear a soft pop from Tahira's shoulder, and she suddenly whips her arm around to crack her upper back.
left/right hand You use the palm of your left hand to push down upon the backs of the fingers on your right, directly on the joints. Not unlike the sound of corn popping, your knuckles release several snaps as they succumb to the pressure. Then, you steeple your hands together and press the right hand's fingers firmly backward, causing them to crack yet again. You clench and unclench your fist a few times to relax the muscles once again. Tahira pushes directly on the joints of her right hand with the palm of her left. Not unlike the sound of corn popping, her knuckles release several snaps as they succumb to the pressure. Next, she steeples her hands together and presses the right hand's fingers firmly backward, causing them to crack yet again. Finally, Tahira clenches and unclenches her fist a few times after the grueling ritual.
left/right leg You straighten your right leg completely by pointing the tip of your toes toward the ground and lifting your heel. With a quick jerk, you kick your foot backwards under your body and flip it forward again. Your knee emits a few snapping sounds during the process, particularly when you wiggle and stretch your leg again after the initial maneuver. Tahira straightens her right leg completely by pointing the tip of her toes toward the ground and lifting her heel. With a quick jerk, she kicks her foot backwards and flips it forward. Her knee emits a few snapping sounds during the process, particularly when she wiggles and stretches her leg afterwards.
left/right foot You lift your right foot up off the ground and rotate your ankle several times, starting off clockwise and eventually reversing the motions. A few muted snaps and pops are the result of the deliberate, rhythmic movement. Tahira lifts her right foot up off the ground and rotates her ankle several times, starting off clockwise and eventually reversing the motions. A few muted snaps and pops are the result of the deliberate, rhythmic motions.


Snap Emote Verbs
Verb What you see What Other Humans see What Other Races see
alternate You snap first with your right hand and then your left. You repeat the routine a few times before you get bored. Tahira snaps first with her right hand and then with her left. She repeats the routine a few times to display how talented her fingers are. Tahira snaps a syncopated rhythm, switching off between right and left hands.
angry You snap your fingers as you seethe in attempt to keep down your anger. Tahira seethes angrily, snapping her fingers warningly. Tahira snaps her fingers like the beat of a war drum.
annoy You raise your hand up and begin to snap incessantly, trying to annoy everyone around you. Tahira raises her hand up and starts to snap incessantly. It's very annoying, and you wish she would stop. Tahira raises her hand up and snaps incessantly while trying to hide a mischievous smirk.
annoy (own name) Wouldn't you rather annoy one of those snooty Elves? Tahira rubs her ears and makes a snooty face, snickering to herself all the while. See other humans' view
annoy (person) You stick your hand in front of Drevid's face and snap incessantly. Tahira shoves her hand in your face and snaps incessantly. How annoying! See other humans' view
applaud You snap your fingers in poetic appreciation, marveling in the thrill of onomatopoeia and alliteration. Tahira repeatedly snaps her fingers, respectfully acknowledging tasteful, artistic expression. Tahira snaps her fingers pompously around the area.
approve You snap your fingers rapidly in approval, showing everyone how truly nonchalant you are. Tahira raises her hands slightly and snaps rapidly as she nods her head lazily in approval. Tahira snaps her fingers rapidly, either to stay awake or acknowledge something.
bored With nothing else to occupy yourself with, you snap your fingers, wondering how long you can keep going at the same pace before either your fingers start to ache or you lose interest. You manage to last for several moments before your finger and thumb slide silently away from each other, failing to produce the same crisp snap as before. Oh, well! Better luck next time. With a look of concentration written clearly across her face, Tahira snaps her fingers repeatedly, managing to keep the pace steady and constant for several breathless moments. Impressive! Tahira snaps her fingers repetitiously, the loud sounds quickly grating on your nerves.
command (own name) You snap your fingers at yourself. Now that is really taking command! Tahira snaps her fingers at herself. See other humans' view
command (person) You snap your fingers once at Drevid and point at the ground in front of you. Tahira snaps her fingers at you and points down at the ground in front of her! See other humans' view
command (person) (direction) You snap your fingers once at Drevid and point south. Tahira snaps her fingers at you and points south. See other humans' view
curse You snap your fingers and throw down your arms, accepting defeat. Oh, well, maybe next time! Tahira snaps her fingers as she misses her chance. Tahira snaps her fingers once and looks sheepish.
disgust You snap your fingers once and spit in a display of pure disgust. Tahira snaps her fingers once and spits in a display of pure disgust. Tahira snaps her fingers and then spits. How vulgar!
drink You snap your fingers, ordering everyone a drink on the house! Tahira snaps her fingers, noting everyone's thirst, and orders drinks on the house! Tahira snaps her fingers, signaling it's time to drink!
easy You casually snap your fingers, emphasizing how easy things are. Tahira casually snaps her fingers, trying to tell you that it's a cinch. Tahira casually snaps her fingers.
fail (own name) You're a loser! Tahira scrunches up her face, looking unattractive and very undignified. See other humans' view
fail (person) You shake your head and give a quick succession of loud snaps toward Drevid, indicating your disapproval. Tahira completes a rapid succession of loud snaps while shaking her head at you. Someone is not pleased! See other humans' view
fierce Narrowing your eyes and pursing your lips, you snap your fingers and punch your thigh in a conspicuous display of ferocity. Tahira fixes her face into a fierce expression before snapping her fingers and punching her thigh conspicuously. Tahira looks disgruntled as she snaps once and punches her thigh.
flirt You snap you fingers and pucker your lips, unafraid in the face of love. Tahira puckers her lips as she snaps her fingers, unabashedly vying for your attention. Tahira snaps her fingers beckoningly in what appears to be some bizarre mating ritual.
happy You snap your fingers to a happy beat and dance around excitedly! Tahira snaps her fingers to a happy beat and dances around excitedly! Tahira snaps her fingers and moves around like a madwoman!
idea You snap your fingers smartly, grinning at your new idea! Tahira snaps her fingers smartly, grinning as if she has an idea. Tahira grins and snaps her fingers.
loud You raise your arm in the air and loudly snap your fingers, demanding attention. Tahira snaps her fingers loudly in the air, trying to get your attention. Tahira snaps her fingers loudly!
multi You nimbly run your thumb across all four fingers, creating a multilayered snapping noise. Tahira nimbly runs her thumb across all of her fingertips to create an unusual snapping noise. Tahira somehow makes a snapping noise using all of her fingers.
music You snap your fingers and nod your head to your own unique beat. Tahira snaps her fingers and nods her head to her own beat. Tahira attempts to snap her fingers and bob her head at the same time.
nervous You nervously snap your fingers in anticipation of the worst outcome. Tahira bites her lower lip and repeatedly snaps her fingers in an attempt to calm her nerves. Tahira bites her lower lip and clumsily snaps her fingers.
ponder You snap your fingers repeatedly as you ponder a missing thought. You know you just had it, but you just can't seem to remember. Tahira quickly snaps her fingers as she tries to jog her memory. Tahira snaps her fingers wildly!
proud You slightly raise your head up and smirk as you pointedly snap your fingers, proud of your latest accomplishments. Tahira lifts her chin and smirks, pointedly snapping her fingers, obviously proud of herself. Tahira smirks and pointedly snaps her fingers.
quick You quickly snap your fingers letting everyone know it's time to move! Tahira quickly snaps her fingers in attempt to get everyone going. Tahira snaps her fingers in a very agitated fashion.
roll Facing your palm upward, you snap, flatten your fingers, and roll your wrist around in a circle. As you rotate your hand, you turn it so your palm faces downward and move it away from your body in a smooth motion. Tahira does the snap and roll, fluidly executing the motions in a veritable ballet of finger and wrist movements. Exuding confidence, she winks at you, a fellow Human. Tahira snaps her fingers and rolls her wrist, trying to look cool.
sassy You show off your sassy attitude by snapping your fingers and swinging your hand up in an arc while snaking your head. Tahira shows her sassiness by snapping her fingers and swinging her hand up in an arc while snaking her head. Tahira snaps her fingers and swings her hand up in an arc while snaking her head.
sassy (own name) You sassy woman! Try someone else. Tahira glances at her fingers and smirks to herself, looking highly amused. See other humans' view
sassy (person) You give Drevid some sass by getting in his face and snapping your fingers, swinging your hand up in an arc while snaking your head. Tahira gives you some sass by getting in your face and snapping her fingers, swinging her hand up in an arc while snaking her head. See other humans' view
silly Out of sheer boredom, you try to snap your fingers and twiddle your thumbs at the same time, wondering if you look as ridiculous as you feel. Just when you think you've succeeded, you mangle your fingers instead. Ouch! Tahira ambitiously attempts to snap her fingers and twiddle her thumbs simultaneously, but fails horribly, having to nurse her hurting hands instead. Tahira snaps her fingers awkwardly, hurting herself. Silly Human!
showy You raise your arms above your head and snap twice with both your hands, dancing a quick two-step and pausing in place with a winning smile. Tahira raises her arms above her head and snaps twice with both hands while performing a showy dance move. Tahira snaps above her head a couple times while hastily shuffling her feet. What a show off!
single You snap your middle finger against your palm, foregoing the use of your thumb. Nevertheless, you manage to produce a sound of impressive magnitude. Tahira loudly snaps a single finger against her palm in an impressive display of manual dexterity. Tahira makes a sharp snapping noise using only one finger!
slap You snap the fingers of both hands concurrently, and then quickly slap your palms together. You repeat the trick over and over, increasing your speed until you finally lose your control. Tahira snaps the fingers of both her hands concurrently, and then quickly slaps them together. She keeps performing the stunt, increasing the speed as she continues. Unfortunately, she can't keep it up forever, but it sure looked fun while it lasted! Tahira creates a lot of noise by snapping her fingers and slapping her hands. After a while, she stops when she can no longer keep up the frenetic pace.
soft You softly snap your fingers as if wondering what to do next. Tahira snaps her fingers thoughtfully as if wondering what to do next. Tahira snaps her fingers softly.
suave (own name) Winking one eye and tilting your head, you snap your fingers. To finish the suave move, you ball your fist and stick your thumb in the air. Winking one eye and tilting her head, Tahira snaps her fingers. Looking suave, she balls her fist and sticks her thumb in the air. Winking one eye and tilting her head, Tahira snaps her fingers. For no apparent reason other than to amuse herself, she balls her fist and sticks her thumb in the air.
suave (person) Winking one eye and tilting your head, you snap your fingers. Creating an "L" with your thumb and forefinger, you point your hand at Drevid in an exaggerated manner so everyone knows you're top dog. Winking one eye and tilting her head, Tahira snaps her fingers. She forms an "L" with her thumb and forefinger and points at you, looking rather suave. See other humans' view
tease (own name) You're such a tease. Tahira licks the tip of her finger and places it on her hip. Pretending to have burned herself, she pulls her hand away quickly and covers her open mouth in mock surprise. See other humans' view
tease (person) You snap twice in Drevid's direction to get his attention, giving him a playful wink. You hear snapping fingers from Tahira's direction, who is either flirting with you or teasing you. It's hard to tell. See other humans' view
wave Pointing your elbows away from your body, you bring your hands in front of your face and double snap. You then splay your fingers emphatically and move your hands outward in opposite directions, creating a theatrical wave motion as you wiggle your digits. Performing the ever spirited snap and wave technique, you watch knowingly as Tahira creates a theatrical show with her wiggling fingers. Tahira sticks her elbows out akwardly and snaps in front of her own face. She then jerks her hands open and wiggles her fingers, looking quite ridiculous.
win (own name) You're a winner! Tahira raises her arm and sticks her forefinger straight up into the air, beaming like she just won the lottery. See other humans' view
win (person) You nod your head and give a quick snap toward Drevid, acknowledging his accomplishments. Tahira briskly snaps her fingers while nodding in your direction. Someone is impressed! See other humans' view
worry You pace back and forth, snapping your fingers as you dwell on worrisome thoughts. Tahira looks very concerned about something, her emotions betrayed by the way she is unconsciously snapping her fingers and pacing about. Tahira keeps quietly snapping her fingers while ignoring you.


The other races are unable to snap emote, but several of the races have unique messaging for the attempt.

Other Races Snap Emote
Race What you see What Others see
Dwarf
Elf Snap your fingers like THAT? What a vulgar idea! Sinah's fingers twitch uncomfortably.
Elothean The time it would take to actually accomplish snapping your fingers in that manner just wouldn't be worth the effort. Jhaval studies his fingers, shrugs, then lowers them.
Gnome With great concentration, you try over and over to snap your small fingers like that, but you just can't seem to manage it. Norrest furrows his brow and rubs his fingers together vigorously.
Gor'Tog Maybe that's a trick best left to Humans. Drevid glances at his hands for a moment.
Halfling With great concentration, you try over and over to snap your small fingers like that, but you just can't seem to manage it. Crystalkiss furrows her brow and rubs her fingers together vigorously.
Kaldar You rub your fingers together, making a soft sound with them, but you really can't fathom the significance. Maralya rubs her fingers together quickly, a puzzled look on her face.
Prydaen You rub your furry fingers together but don't get very far. Islansya rubs her furry fingers together, frowning slightly.
Rakash (not moonskin) You rub your fingers together, making a soft sound with them, but you really can't fathom the significance. Aulii rubs her fingers together quickly, a puzzled look on her face.
S'Kra Mur Snap your fingers that way, like a Human? Next you'll probably want your tail crimped back. Nharthol glances at his fingers for a moment and shudders slightly.