oh gebus.. i already have enough ways to chat
IRC, which I actually haven't been on, in the last week
AIM (these last 3 only because trillan does them at once)
Battle.net real ID
did you get hax0rd by spammers?

and...i thought there was already an lj im service
no its an autopost setting when you sign up with it. there already was an lj internally set up chat service thru jabber, but since jabber is kind of going the way of the dodo they probably wanted to set up something more longterm and stable. it's just thru windows live.