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[May. 23rd, 2008|01:12 pm]
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Is it too late for me to decide I want to go to Dragon*Con?

ETA: Also, who is PatheticSalmon?
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From:canadabear
Date:May 23rd, 2008 - 12:53 pm
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Generally, any SN to do with salmon is a bot. I get them from time to time myself.
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From:havenward
Date:May 23rd, 2008 - 11:53 pm
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Its true. I get lots of them (made the mistake of responding to it, and got spammed for a while til I blocked every bot off) from various forms of Salmon. Some of them are very rude, probably engineered to get you to respond. (Like "you're just a puke bag of skin and water"... I think that was my favorite)
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From:weaverandom
Date:May 24th, 2008 - 12:24 am
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Yeah -- it's a bot, but the person you're speaking to isn't actually a bot. :D I kind of love the Salmons and the Hats.

The bot part picks up your recent public post and snags your AIM name, and will then connect you to another random screen name -- usually another random LJ user, I think. During the conversation, your screen name appears to them as the Salmon, and theirs appears to you. It's clever -- even if you ping "this is avarielwings you're speaking to, who are you?" the other person will see "this is PatheticSalmon," etc.

... I do think they're awesome. :D
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From:hija
Date:May 23rd, 2008 - 01:04 pm
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This is random, but I Googled PatheticSalmon and your LJ came up. I'm wondering who they are also. They IMed me right after I finished answering the LJ question of the day. Maybe there's a connection?
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From:avariel_wings
Date:May 23rd, 2008 - 01:08 pm
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Possibly a connection to LJ, though I've never answered the question of the day. It might be a bot harvesting AIM names off LJ, though.
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From:indiana_j
Date:May 23rd, 2008 - 02:39 pm
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What happens is if you make a public post, there's a chance that the Salmon bot will pick up your AIM name from your main page and connect you to another LJ user via chat.
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From:djcati
Date:May 23rd, 2008 - 04:26 pm
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NEVER TOO LATE
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From:avariel_wings
Date:May 23rd, 2008 - 06:00 pm
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The main issue is if I'll have somewhere to stay. Flights can be arranged, and I'll still have a week left of my holiday allowance, I think.
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From:djcati
Date:May 23rd, 2008 - 08:55 pm
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At the moment, I only have four people confirmed in my hotel room (maybe five?), so if you don't find somewhere and can bring a sleeping bag, I can offer floor space. (We've had seven in a room before and it was fine, so.)
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From:avariel_wings
Date:May 23rd, 2008 - 08:55 pm
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I'm sure I can acquire a sleeping bag or some such thing.
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From:djcati
Date:May 23rd, 2008 - 08:59 pm
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Honestly, I could probably bring one of those too, since I'll be taking my bigger bag.
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From:avariel_wings
Date:May 23rd, 2008 - 08:59 pm
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*grins*

If you wouldn't mind, consider this me claiming a spot, then.
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From:djcati
Date:May 23rd, 2008 - 09:04 pm
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Sweet!

--well, I will double-check with the others -- who are Jenny, Kyle, tears_of_nienna and maybe Kyle's friend -- but it should be fine.
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From:avariel_wings
Date:May 23rd, 2008 - 09:05 pm
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*nodnod*

Come back to me when you know - I won't do the things with registering for the con and flights and stuff until I have a definite place to stay, so.
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From:djcati
Date:May 26th, 2008 - 12:01 am
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It's all go! Definite floorspace available for you, Thursday night through Monday morning. :)
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From:avariel_wings
Date:May 26th, 2008 - 08:41 am
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Yay! :D I'll hold off registering until I've booked the time off work - there's no cut-off date this far in advance, right?
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From:djcati
Date:May 26th, 2008 - 12:19 pm
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Well, tickets are $75 until July 15th, and $90 after that (which is the price for buying at the door, too). Plenty of time left to get the slightly cheaper one.
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From:avariel_wings
Date:May 26th, 2008 - 12:30 pm
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Plenty of time indeed. :) I'll ask for the time off tomorrow.
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From:medievaloracle
Date:May 23rd, 2008 - 04:44 pm
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OMG, COME TO DRAGON*CON! I will pounce you.
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From:avariel_wings
Date:May 23rd, 2008 - 06:00 pm
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The main issue is if I'll have somewhere to stay. Flights can always be arranged, and even with Dexcon taken into account I'll still have a week left of my holiday allowance, I think.
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From:requiem2adream
Date:May 23rd, 2008 - 06:04 pm
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I want to go myself but... not currently sure I can afford it.