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Thornwolf's Convention Rules
Well its that time again: Convention season. I know I'm posting this a bit early but eh...whatever.

I posted a list of preferences and rules for interacting with me for FC, but I felt the list needed to be updated as I've heh, recently had some experiences prompting me to make a few things a bit more clear ;P Please don't think of me as an uber-picky person. I'm actually quite easy to get along with, but because of my size and the fact that I won't know anyone at this thing, some things need to be observed.

Please do NOT:

-Scritch me. I hate it, especially when done by random people who I don't know. I've had far too many strangers come up and rub my back sensually without so much as a "hello" and it made me incredibly uncomfortable and afraid of people. I know people mean well, but when someone sneaks up on me like that it makes my "fight or flight" mode go into overdrive.

-Pat, scratch, rub, or otherwise touch the top of my head. I often put a bit of hairgel in my hair to calm down the frizzies and I really hate the idea of people's greasy hands getting in my hair. I also feel that patting me on the head is a reassurance that I'm short, which doesn't feel so good. If you happen to do so, I will flinch and get annoyed, please consider this a formal "please don't do that". Playing with my hair and tugging on my hair playfully is reserved for people I know closely, but for this con, lets just say "Don't touch the 'doo!"

-Say "Hey you know? You're really really short!" Really? I had no idea! =O I'm 4'11" and I have a serious Napoleon complex and will often act bigger than I am, stating the obvious only bruises my ego. Commenting on how tiny I am is ok to a degree but acting as if I had no idea and that its the funniest thing ever is not cool. I had a lot of people at FC write in their journal "ZOMG Thornwolf is tiny!" That is fine, I think its kinda funny, but I just hate it rubbed in my face like "hey pick her up and toss her around its like midget wrestling!" or "how's the weather down there, short-stop?!" *facepalm*

-Murring and yipping and otherwise not acting like a human when were in a public setting, like a restaurant or *cough* lasertag *eyes panth ;P * kind of embarrasses me. Otherwise I don't care much, I just prefer to keep things on the down low when in public. I'm not telling you you can't do it I'm just saying it does kinda make me slightly uncomfortable depending on the location

-Do not pull my tail. I don't want my jeans ruined from the safetypin. Lightly is fine if you wanna get my attention but no yanking it or dragging me back or around by it, otherwise you owe me a new pair of pants ;)

-Tapping me repeatedly on the shoulder or otherwise heckling me when I'm OBVIOUSLY talking to someone else is rude. You shouldn't do this to /anyone/ in /any/ situation anyways, but I figured I'd list it here just as a reminder.

-Ask me to draw you anything. This is a big one for this con, as I am going to be very busy schmoozing with people and don't want to end up with homework. If we happen to be sitting at a restaurant or a room party or something of the sort then yeah okay I'm open to /trades/ (which I have the right to decline depending on the situation), but this con is about having fun. Yes I know I'm usually open for bribes (and usually /very/ easy to bribe) but I'm gonna be a good wuff this con and not get in over my head so...no art thanx. ;) (FYI I promised a couple people I would draw them things, they already know though...*cough*bigbluefox*cough*)

-Don't be offended if I don't stay with you very long. I'm notorious for just going "well that was great" and leaving, cuz I want to see as much as I possibly can and do everything I can rather than hanging with the same three people and not seeing all there is to see. I hate feeling obligated to certain people, which is why dinner plans are usually the time to keep me in one place for a long time ;)

Please DO:

-Come up and say hi to me. I promise I don't bite, contrary to popular belief. Totally feel free to greet me =) If I'm talking to someone or otherwise preoccupied, please understand I wont be too talkative but I'll try at least to say a quick "hey hello, sorry kinda busy at the moment". If I don't say anything it means I didn't hear you.

-Shake my hand. I love meeting new people and am not at all skittish when introduced (unless of course I'm a fangirl of yours, then I'll just melt at your feet...I'll try to remember to bring a mop)

-Hug me. I'm one of those weird people who's not opposed to hugs (provided you bathe regularly..if you feel you may stink, don't bother, as I'm armpit level with most people height-wise). HOWEVER I try to reserve this for people I've communicated with either through Yerf or LJ, so really if I don't know you well at all then its probably best we kept it to hand shaking, but I'm not gonna bite your head off or run away if you hug me.

-Feel free to come up to me in fursuit. I like (most) costumes and admittedly I've always had a fondness for hugging people in costume (stems from my many visits to Disneyland..squee!) So if you're a costumer and you don't like getting hugged, stay away from me ;)

-Invite me to dinner. The worst I could say is "I already have plans" right? Granted I would prefer this for people I've, again, communicated with through Yerf/LJ, as I don't particularly hang out with strangers for prolongued periods of time. Please be aware though that if you invite me, silber will be in tow most likely unless he's already made plans, so if you invite me, count on me bringing a guest ;) So far I know we definitely have a sushi-date with narumi and the gang as well as our own venture into the wilds of Philly (anyone know a good steak house in the area?), but hey, I'm always open for suggestions.

-Talk to me about art. I love art discussion.

-Call my cellphone (if you have the number already) if you would like to get ahold of me. I'll have it on my beltloop in the holster. Mmm..holster. If I don't answer, leave a message stating who you are (aliases preferred to real name please, as I'm horrible with real names) and a number to get back to you at and I'll call back.


Well I think that's it. Wow, looking at that that's a pretty long list of specifics, but really its more common sense regarding strangers than actual rules. Truth be told, I may be MIA for most of this convention as I might wander off and do my own thing in Philly with one or a few friends, only coming to the convention briefly, but we shall see. Please just allow me to wander.

Hope to see you there!

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maui From: maui Date: June 17th, 2005 08:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
My youngest sister's 4'11". It's not all that odd a height. :)

Hope you enjoy the con!
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: June 17th, 2005 08:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
the way people treat me its as if they've never seen a petite girl before ;P
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narumi From: narumi Date: June 17th, 2005 08:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
ZOMG what about hajacking you putting you on a long island railroad train feeding you pizza and housing you for a night or two? ;D
I wanan touch Thorn and make her go POOF XD
*goes off to doodle that in Oc now* X3

As far as artings goes ;P I'll be drawing you art (if ya want) ^^; kidna my thanks for putting up with me X_x lol

-Don't be offended if I don't stay with you very long. I'm notorious for just going "well that was great" and leaving, cuz I want to see as much as I possibly can and do everything I can rather than hanging with the same three people and not seeing all there is to see. I hate feeling obligated to certain people, which is why dinner plans are usually the time to keep me in one place for a long time ;)

No offence taken there dear :) I have your cell should I need to get in touch with you for whatever reason and mine should be turned on as well if I need to tag/text you for dinner :) and as I said eariler Silber is more the welcome to come to anything We invite you to doing :>
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: June 17th, 2005 08:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aw thank you NarNar <3
doodlesthegreat From: doodlesthegreat Date: June 17th, 2005 08:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
A curious question: Will you be coming to the FurBQ tomorrow?
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: June 17th, 2005 08:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nah, it's Father's Day. I don't think it would be appropriate, not to mention I don't tend to attend those types of things =/
loiosh_de_talto From: loiosh_de_talto Date: June 17th, 2005 09:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
So, make sure to be one of those deliciously tactile people with no sense of personal space. Invite wuffie to dinner (make her pay, note and over-pay the tip). Wear tight spandex with facial paint and order my food bloody raw and then -complain- when people look at me weird.

Make sure to be obnoxious and have no tact about the flow of conversation. Attempt to involve myself in every word spoken and moment of attention, be offended when it is not recieved and write about how terrible you are after the con in my livejournal? =)

I think I got it down!
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: June 17th, 2005 09:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
*facepalm* There's one in every crowd... ;)
vekke From: vekke Date: June 17th, 2005 09:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
It'd be fun to go to a con. x) But if you ever see me at one, don't worry, I'm afraid of saying "hi" to new people let alone *hugglesnugglepatpatdroolstinksmooshscritchscritch* them. :P
casidhe From: casidhe Date: June 17th, 2005 09:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
The next con I'll likely run into you at is probably FC and since being artshow staff is a thankless job I'll certainly bump into you at some point, we can chat art or hang out with Timberwolf and gang... As for physical contact, it's not my habit to touch without permission, only rare hugs from me... I might have a fursuit (if it ever gets started) so feel free to tackle me in it if you want. :P
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thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: June 18th, 2005 12:48 am (UTC) (Link)
sweetness =D I'll definitely look for you there then!
growing_rose From: growing_rose Date: June 18th, 2005 05:02 am (UTC) (Link)
If it makes you feel any better, I'm about 5'10" and managed to get smashed in the eye by a guy's shoulder in the school hallway once. ;) Just letting you know that we're all short compared to someone.

I hear there's a good Japanese place by the con ...
acanis From: acanis Date: June 18th, 2005 08:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't like it when people don't act like humans either.. though that is very rare as I don't hang out with people who would do that. But I do find it embarrising when your out and about and people refer to each other with screen names or talk about people you know online by screen names.. scary weird freaky internet stuff >X/
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: June 19th, 2005 04:45 am (UTC) (Link)
To be honest I've gotten over the whole "screennames in public" thing. But see, that's because I know it could always be worse: we could be in costume.
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From: e_a_s Date: June 18th, 2005 09:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh god, furry cons :(

airukitsu From: airukitsu Date: June 19th, 2005 07:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
XD Hey, I don't remember, but did I ever hang around you at FC, like in a group of many people? O_o I think I remember seeing you but I dont think I ever talked to you.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: June 19th, 2005 08:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nah I didn't see you/talk to you at all, or if I did I didn't know. I remember hearing /about/ you or just people namedropping but not ever seeing you =/
From: silber Date: June 20th, 2005 12:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Just as a sidenote, do whatever you wish to have fun, as there is absolutely no need to stay with me all the time (or vice versa). ;)
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: June 20th, 2005 12:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
But of course. wouldn't want you cramping my style anyways! *snoot*
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thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: June 22nd, 2005 11:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
You rock cuz you understand. =D
And yay for doing your own thing!

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