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June 5th, 2008
09:42 pm

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With DucKon just around the corner, I figure it might not hurt for me to say this to the world -- it just might bring a little more happiness to some people (one of whom is me).

I'm a very shy person, and I am very bad at noticing and understanding non-verbal cues.  I have a short list of people I know it's OK to touch, and outside of that, I'm really unlikely to risk it without specifically being told it's OK.  So if you'd like a hug or a backrub, please say so.

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From:poltr1
Date:June 6th, 2008 05:06 am (UTC)
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I often wish fandom would adopt the same convention used at Mensa Regional Gatherings: a colored sticker denoting one's hug preferences. Red means "no hugs", yellow means "ask first", green means "hug".
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From:phillip2637
Date:June 6th, 2008 01:18 pm (UTC)
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FilKONtario has been doing that for the past two (?) years (in connection with a "hugging contest") and it seems to improve comfort levels.
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From:kestrels_nest
Date:June 6th, 2008 10:33 am (UTC)
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Phil, thank you for saying this. I won't say I'm shy (I am, but no one would believe it), but I am quite concerned about imposing. So unless I know you well, I probably won't ask/ offer hugs, and certainly won't ask for a backrub; I'll wait for it to be offered and go quietly away if it is not. The converse, of course, is that if I do ask, anyone is free to tell me "no" or "don't feel like it" or "bad timing" or whatever.
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From:tigertoy
Date:June 6th, 2008 05:50 pm (UTC)
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I could hardly ever imagine actually asking someone if they wanted a backrub. That's why I wanted to throw it out into the ether that I'd almost always be happy to oblige if someone would ask me.
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From:janeg
Date:June 6th, 2008 01:10 pm (UTC)
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I hope I am on that short list! See you at Duckon. Is your Mom coming too?
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From:tigertoy
Date:June 6th, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
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You're on the "hug" list. If you want to be on the "backrub" list you need to say so.

I'm fairly certain my mom is coming.
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From:barbarakitten_t
Date:June 8th, 2008 06:04 am (UTC)
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i am so looking forward to duckcon and your hugs and backrubs are one reason. I will see you there unless I decide to hide in a closet the entire time.

HUG!!!!!!!
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From:danebassett
Date:June 8th, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC)
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You can feel free to hug me anytime you ever see me.....but then again you probably already knew that.
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