In this emoji storytelling column that I never intended to write and which nearly branded me as the emoji girl for life, I used the little guys to tackle everything from the Government Shutdown to Gravity to Breaking Bad to Buddhism :: 16-weeks on FastCoDesign :: featured on: BuzzfeedNew York MagazineToday ShowGizmodo :: coming soon: a full-length, first-of-its-kind emoji book; I'm ushering in the new Dark Ages.