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Jun. 14th, 2006 @ 08:05 am Anthrocon - Do's and Don'ts when handling dragonesses
DO's:

1.) Say hi! I'm a total flake at cons. Especially for a once in a year event, so unless we're close I may not remember your name. I always remember faces I've met, but my brain's ability to connect face+name is weak during the spazzyness of a con. If I flake out and don't recall a name, it's not your fault, it's me and I likely remember you, your face and things we've done in the past. I just can't associate names well. I associate people with emotions and experiences more than 'labels'.

2.) Hugs, scritches and the like are all perfectly welcome. Just no bearhugs please, this is important.
a.) My back is evil.
b.) I'll be wearing water bras most of the con. Don't made me explode, please! It makes quite a mess!

3.) Buy/offer me booze/invite me to room parties. I'm irish/german mix, so bring on the booze. I don't drink as much as I used to, but cons are one of the few events a year that I still do it anymore. Beer does not sit well with me though, hops upset my stomach.

4.) Ask me to go breakfast/lunch/dinner with you. I have the metabolism of a small mammal. I can always eat, and eat a lot at something like a con is always good. The number one cause of confunk is the lowered immune system from lack of food and water. I have explicitly made NO plans for any particular meals at the con. I will likely plan my meals as they come, or at least maybe on the same day.

5.) Call me Pathia. I'm more apt to respond to this at a con than any other name. I'll also respond to Rich, Raych or Rachel, but Pathia will get a quicker headturn than anything else at a con. As far as I know, it's unique in the fandom and thus no confusion at all by saying it.

DON'TS

1.) Treat me like I'm 'famous'. It's flattering online, but in person it's just downright creepy. I'm just a person like yourself, I'm not special.

2.) Be offended if I wander off, or get suddenly torn away from you. I'm staff and I'll be busy, especially on duty. Don't assume it's you scared me, or that you were b bring, it's just that I'm busy.

3.) Ask me to introduce you to 'famous' artists and fandom notables. Yes I know a lot of them, but I put the word 'famous' in quotes for a reason. See the end of this note for a explanation.

4.) Ask for art. I'm not an artist! There's a decent amount of art of my characters out there, but none of it's mine. I draw about as well as rogue_megawolf, so please don't bother!

5.) Freak out of you fumble my pronouns. At least one day of the con I'm going to dress in a fashion explicitly to fuck with gender norms. I prefer female pronouns, but I'm not going to bludgeon you to death if you forget.


Regarding 'famous' furs. Furry fandom is so small I don't think the term 'famous' applies to anyone at all. Our cons are small enough that you can introduce yourself to 'famous' people, so do it! It's how I met them in the first place. Just like I said about myself, they're just normal people. Generally speaking, treating them like normal people will go father than any other method of introduction.

However, almost all of them are busier than even I will be, so if they 'dis' you it's likely not because of you, but because something else. Especially if they are cursed with a radio bud in their ear.
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From:uniformvixen
Date:June 14th, 2006 12:57 pm (UTC)
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Have yourself a great time. Sorry I decided not to swing by this year. :)
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From:avylin
Date:June 14th, 2006 02:08 pm (UTC)
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How is Pathia pronounced? "PATH-ee-uh?"
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From:pathia
Date:June 14th, 2006 04:22 pm (UTC)
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Long A. Pay-the-uh
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From:robertliguori
Date:June 14th, 2006 02:10 pm (UTC)
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But making dragons explode is supposed to make a mess!

Maybe you should insist people put towels down before they make the dragon explode.
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From:tyrc
Date:June 14th, 2006 02:34 pm (UTC)
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See, if I make you explode, then we'll both have to shower, so it wouldn't be terrible..!
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From:pathia
Date:June 14th, 2006 04:30 pm (UTC)
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Myrrr!
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From:tyrc
Date:June 15th, 2006 05:04 am (UTC)
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The showers here *are* spacious, too. Just a note!
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From:azraile
Date:June 15th, 2006 02:44 am (UTC)
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giving the kitty dirty thoughts!
From:kk_kitsune
Date:June 14th, 2006 07:28 pm (UTC)
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" a.) My back is evil."
Y'what?! Your back is evil?! *Stares at your back* EEeep. Devil-spine!

"I'm irish/german mix, so bring on the booze. "
We'd get along well. We might not remember how well we got along, but we would get along. ^^

"1.) Treat me like I'm 'famous'. It's flattering online, but in person it's just downright creepy. I'm just a person like yourself, I'm not special."

I ran into you on RH jnr's LJ and was interested coz you were a dragon. Are you famous? *Blinks* I don't know!

"5.) Freak out of you fumble my pronouns."
Pathia, I do this with people online, where I have ages to formulate my speech. :D

"Furry fandom is so small I don't think the term 'famous' applies to anyone at all. "

Depends on your idea of the furry fandom, Pathia. There seems to be a bit of a heirarchy to me, even though I don't attend any furry conventions.
You have the guys that sit in their basement and affect nothing.
You have authors.
You have artists.
You have "famous figures," which to me would be RHJ and DCS. Though if they were in one room, sparks would fly. People in this group have syndicated comics or are prominently political activists. XD

Hmm... anthrocon.
Do you know someone called Egger? He's a chipmunk?
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From:nviiibrown
Date:June 14th, 2006 09:43 pm (UTC)
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OMG! I don't know if I should post in the legendary Pathia's journal, but Squee! You're the most awesomest dragoness in the furld! My favorite is the left breast!
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From:bikercheetah
Date:June 15th, 2006 12:22 pm (UTC)
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Wow. You're horrible >:3
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From:pathia
Date:June 15th, 2006 04:19 am (UTC)
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There's been alot of art done of me by fairly big artists, mostly in the macrophile quarter. I've had people at cons tell me point blank that they masturbate to Pathia at least twice a week, much to my dismay.
From:vulpnikov
Date:June 15th, 2006 04:56 am (UTC)
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I kinda got masturbated out :(
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From:pathia
Date:June 15th, 2006 05:03 am (UTC)
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Meep?
From:kk_kitsune
Date:June 15th, 2006 06:57 am (UTC)
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Ummm!!! That'd freak me out...
I've had something similar, though. People telling me they jack off to my story characters. O_O

Pity I can't run into you at the anthrocon...
Drinking is FUN!

So, have you heard of someone called Egger?
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From:cyriljackal
Date:June 14th, 2006 11:04 pm (UTC)
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OH darling but you ARE famous. You're part jackal at the very least. Fame is a given.
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From:morphyloon
Date:June 14th, 2006 11:36 pm (UTC)
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I wanna go to AC too. Wah... no fair. ^^;

(Been 6 years since I was last there)
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From:tommicat
Date:June 14th, 2006 11:52 pm (UTC)
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b.) I'll be wearing water bras most of the con. Don't made me explode, please! It makes quite a mess!

Because you make enough explosions with friends? :)

*poke*
*jiggle*
*poke*
*jiggle*

Hee, I can do this all day!
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From:quarrel
Date:June 16th, 2006 03:20 pm (UTC)
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4.) Ask me to go breakfast/lunch/dinner with you. I have the metabolism of a small mammal.

I know what you mean. I have to remind Shaterri of that sometimes, myself, when he gets some crazy idea like not eating breakfast in favor of a big, late brunch. "I'm like a shrew. If I don't eat every two hours, I die."

People who don't have to lock the shower drain as a precaution against slipping down it just don't understand.