On chatting live with y'all... (apologies for the crosspost!)
- I'll be happy to set up two chatrooms on IRC Dalnet for y'all!
These rooms are:
If you can get onto IRC already, sign into a Dalnet server
and go to the rooms any time you like. They exist, you can
open them and talk to anyone else who shows up, I just haven't
finished configuring the security yet. (This is a good
thing, as it means that regulars can be recognized by the
service and given the ability to boot out trolls and such --
and that the room topic will stay even if no one's in the room.
Nifty stuff like that. Trust me. :)
If you don't have IRC, I have a download/set-up tutorial
online at http://www.subreality.com/cfan/fictalk.htm. Some
of the directions are specific for how to get into the chatrooms
I frequent (#subcafe etc.) but you can just ignore those bits
and go into the rooms listed above instead. Don't forget
the # at the beginning of the name!
I will also try to be available on IRC tonight between 7 pm
and 10 pm PST if you have questions or need to be walked
through. (I will also be on ICQ under the name "Kielle"; I
tend to be invisible, so even if the service says I'm not
there fire a message at me anyway.) Don't worry, IRC is a
very easy service to use -- you'll be chattin' like a pro
in no time!
NOTE: You can also sign into Dalnet chat without the
program (as long as your computer can support Java):
Go to http://www.dal.net/
Click "Chat" on the sidebar
Enter the name you want (make it unique, there are a
LOT of people on the service!) in the space provided
and click "Go!"
Type or paste in one of the following messages exactly as
you see it:
Random sidenote: If no one's there but you still want
to meet comic ficcers and you're willing to brave meeting
the loonies who've been writing all that X-Men fic before
the movie ever existed, try
Be nice, be on your best typing behavior (ie, no all-caps,
all-lowercase, or kewlSpEaK -- some of 'em get tetchy about
it) and tell them Kielle sent you. :)