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Convention Rules, the FC edition!
Ive made some revisions for last time to properly fit this convention. Every convention is different ZOMG! 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 past experiences I feel it necessary to get the basics down just so there's no awkward social moments. So without further ado, here are the Thornwolf Do's and Don'ts for Further Confusion 06

Please do NOT:

-Scritch me. I hate it, especially when done by strangers. I've had far too many anonymous folks come up and rub my back sensually without so much as a "hello" and it made me incredibly uncomfortable and I wish to not have a repeat of this. I'm coming to this con to relax and socialize, not to be molested by strange men, capice?

-Pat, scratch, rub, or otherwise touch the top of my head. I kind of feel that folks playing with my hair gets it greasy and grimey (and it does!) not to mention sometimes I get my hair gel to work with me and I really don't want to have a bad hair day that could have been avoided.

-Obsess over how short I am. Casually commenting is fine, and just to give you guys a heads up (hur hur) I'm 4'11". I am short. There, I got that out there. Please do not freak out and go "OMG YOURE TINY YOURE A MIDGET OMGWTF LETS PICK YOU UP!" Its like people constantly telling tall people "hey guess what you're tall". No shit. A brief mention of it is totally fine like I said, heck I know what its like to be expecting this hulking giant of a girl and see little ankle biting me, its kind of a shocker, but constantly bringing it up just rags on my nerves (and it would most people too). Plus its even more of a blow to the ego that my boyfriend is 6'1"-2" so I look even more miniscule by comparison, fortunately he won't be there for size comparison ;)

- That brings me to another note..YES I AM HAPPILY ATTACHED TO SOMEONE IN A ROMANTICAL WAY! Please do not sniff my hair *shudder*, hit on me, grope me, ask to date me, or anything of that nature. Im not the type to go "omg everyone in the world likes me and wants to date me" but given previous experiences (which I was shocked at, I thought this fandom was mostly /gay/ men) I've been thoroughly creeped out by folks coming on a little too strong when I reject their advances. So I'll just give you a pre-emptive "No" here and we'll leave it to pure platonic pleasantries at the con ;)

-Murring and yipping and otherwise not acting like a human when were in a public setting, like a restaurant outside the con hotel. I don't give a shit about Denny's cuz they're used to hobos and wasteoids so I doubt furry folk would freak them out much but anywhere else is kinda iffy and I'd appreciate it if you'd respect my embarrassment and keep it on the down low if we go to a shopping mall or something. Otherwise, like inside the con hotel, I don't care much.

-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. Plus it will just cause me to ignore you further.

- Please don't be offended if I don't stick around for too long. This con has a /lot/ of people I look forward to seeing and I have a lot of socializing to do. I'm rather notorious for going "well that was great" and bouncing off to the next social event. If you know me and need to get in touch with me, I'll give you my cell phone number (For use during the con ONLY! otherwise I won't pick up unless you call me regularly like Kigs or Panth or something. I hate phones).

Please DO:

-Call me Thorn/Thornwolf/Nicole/Niko. I answer to most things. Thornwolf is your best bet if shouting over a long distance to get my attention. Thorn is less formal and I prefer it in casual conversation if you prefer to go by aliases. I don't mind either way.

-Please come up and say hi to me/introduce yourself =) I love meeting new people, but please understand that if I am already speaking with someone else, wait patiently until I am finished or there is a break in the conversation to jump in. Manners gets my attention most of all.

-Shake my hand. I prefer more normal methods of greeting to hugslobbers.

-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.

-Ask me to draw you stuff. I will be taking sketchbook sketch commissions at this con for $15+, just ask

-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, I may very well ask to bring along either yelth or vantid.

-Call my cellphone (if you have the number already) if you would like to get ahold of me. I'll have it on me. If I don't answer and you get a message saying "Hey its Nicole" blah blah blah, that is in fact me, leave a message and I'll gave back to you. Also, please give me your alias when leaving a message so I know who I'm calling, I'm horrible with real names.


Well that's it really, hope to see you at the con!
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arbeywolf From: arbeywolf Date: January 10th, 2006 07:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's a sort of sad statement on people's general manners or lack of social skills that these lists even have to be made...wait, this is a fur con, social skills??? where's my head! LOL

Anyway I hope to meet you there :)
growing_rose From: growing_rose Date: January 10th, 2006 07:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh man ... I have a friend who is only like an inch taller than you. :3 I love her. When I first got to meet her (she was a net friend) and she tried to hug me, I had to bend down. I was almost a full foot taller than her. Best "goodbye" ever! XD
slinky_dragon From: slinky_dragon Date: January 10th, 2006 07:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good rules, though it scares me that you have to remind people NOT to do some of those things (I am a con-virgin). o_O
And I HATE how people always have to point out how tiny I am too, especially when I am with my HUGE husband! Why can't they comment on his hugeness?! Oh, thats right... he's more of a threat. u_u
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: January 10th, 2006 07:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
The sad thing is I don't tend to write these things out unless they've actually happened before and I don't want a repeat ;P
wicked_sairah From: wicked_sairah Date: January 10th, 2006 07:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
aw man.. I was going to ask you on a date and everything.

Even though I'm about to be married.... and I'm a girl. lol

Now, I owe you money for a sketch. So maybe you can do one in my book and I'll pay you at the con? I did have a money order, but I haven't gotten it out to ya. *blah* on me...

Also, I SHOULD have Sarge all done. I totally made a different figure of him. Because the first one was... well, I just didn't like it. Anyway, he just needs to be painted. I'll send a pic shortly. If nothing else, I can bring my paints and finish him up at the con! :D
wicked_sairah From: wicked_sairah Date: January 10th, 2006 07:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
ugh... by the way, I'm sorry it's taken me so long to finish him. I didn't want it to, but commissions and life caught up with me. :/
altonwings From: altonwings Date: January 10th, 2006 07:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm personally waiting for Creepy Guy(tm) to walk behind you on all fours sniffing at your butt, then making a scene screaming "But she never said I couldn't!!!1" while being dragged away in handcuffs.
auryanne From: auryanne Date: January 10th, 2006 07:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I must be going to the wrong gatherings. I've *never* been hit on, even when I was trying to be :P
westly From: westly Date: January 10th, 2006 08:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
*Invites you to dinner...*

::Grins...then grubs on your hair!::
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: January 10th, 2006 08:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
what day you wanna get together? :D
From: kcravenyote Date: January 10th, 2006 08:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Whoa..did someone actually sniff your hair? If so..scarey. x.x

Oh, Mid and I wanted to know if we could get your cell number, just in case we can't find you. :} You can e-mail it to me, if you prefer.

I'll have to snag a skecth commish from ya. ;} I've really come to adore the heck out of your art.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: January 10th, 2006 08:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes...that actually happens a lot though, its not just one isolated incident, although once it happened when I didn't even know it and the person told me later =/ I don't really like it from anyone except my boyfriend, I'm sure you can understand why, its a bit personal.

And sure, I'll be mass mailing my cell phone number to folks that will need it shortly before the con, so no worries, I'll include you guys in the e-mail =)

And thank you!
From: kilojara Date: January 10th, 2006 08:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
*snerk* I'm thinking about toting around a pair of bottles of Febreeze while hitting the con scene. Of course I dunno if I'll get in trouble... XD

We will have to do lunch or something t(hough my current travel arrangements are having me a bit worried whether or not I'm getting there or not *frets*).
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: January 10th, 2006 08:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
you have my cell, id love to hook up.

and omfg....the icon....THE ICON XD
From: animarelic Date: January 10th, 2006 08:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm also short. I tend to find screaming "OMG YOU ARE TALL", as if they were some wonder from a foreign world, back at people who comment how 'short' I am tends to shut them up.

Seriously. I'm not a midget. I'm legally four inches too tall. :P You are not the only person who's ever noticed I'm short. Please stop acting like you've discovered a new continent. Thank you.

(It's really bad when you're short and a guy, by the way.)
suid_afrika From: suid_afrika Date: January 10th, 2006 09:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
wow, that time of year again already? makes me jealous.

i just thought of you because i was looking through my cell's phonebook, and there was an entry labeled "nicole d" and i had to think for a long time before i realized you must have given it to me awhile ago, and it just made me smile.

that was my hallmark card deposit for the day.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: January 10th, 2006 09:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
:D yey.

Yeah I remember I gave that to you when you were feelin a bit down. Hope things are well on your end!
casidhe From: casidhe Date: January 10th, 2006 09:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll be sure to toss some food your way for a few doodles in my sketchbooks.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: January 10th, 2006 09:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Fine by me! A fed Thornwolf is a happy Thornwolf :9
From: (Anonymous) Date: January 10th, 2006 10:51 pm (UTC) (Link)


I only do that whole "URSHORT LOLOLZ" thing to my sister, mainly because she did the same to me when I was shorter. Sweet, sweet karma.

But man, sniffing hair? That has got to be the surest sign of losing touch with reality ever. I guess it's a step up from sniffing butts, though.
justblieve From: justblieve Date: January 10th, 2006 11:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I shall make a note to do all the things you just said not too :|

Haha j/k

Lookin forward to seeing you again. Though I am with KC in asking if I could get your cell number from you. You're gonna have my badge and I don't know exactly when I'll run in to you X) I'll have to hit you up for a sketch as well. And you said Brenda is gonna have your sketchbooks at her table?

E-mail is malaikawolfcat @ yahoo.com btw, if you need it to send me your number.
justblieve From: justblieve Date: January 10th, 2006 11:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Also, btw... http://www.clerks2film.com/teaser/large.html

Don't know if you've seen it yet or not.
shinigamigirl From: shinigamigirl Date: January 11th, 2006 12:36 am (UTC) (Link)
You mean I can't sniff your hair? Shit. Can I like, rub against you while breathing heavily?

Furries. XD
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