ok, so i took the advice i was reading about buying a syringe to fill my smileo with...and now i feel pretty dumb.
i can't get the stupid liquid in the stupid syringe! *tantrum*
i don't know if i got a weird syringe or if theres just some trick to using it, but i put the tip into the bottle, which fit perfectly, turned the bottle nearly upside-down as I saw Darin sir do in his video, and pulled the handle back to draw it in...and it fought me the whole way, like i was pulling air out of a vacuum. the handle just went back down when i let go and nothing went into the syringe.