We're not talking about online friends or people who I've had some contact with (via LJ or elsewhere) before. We're talking about spontaneous, out-of-the-blue IMs.
Now, about once every four or six weeks for the last six years or so, I've received IMs of the "Would you like to dominate my wife" or "Would you like to dominate me" variety, which I politely decline. This is a bit different, though, and it's somewhat disconcerting.
The IM I got today, however, takes the cake:
TpaMusician813: Are you into cutting?
TpaMusician813: I'm looking to find someone that I can sever their fingers for $4,500
I swear I am not making this up.