I'm pretty sure it didn't fly away.
Anyway, Pidgin used to work fine for me. Now when I click on Pidgin I get "Starting Pidgin Intern..." in the bottom bar. But it goes away shortly and Pidgin never starts. I didn't change anything in Pidgin. All I have done since it worked last was install Wine and attempt to install Google Talk. Google Talk does not work properly anyway (on a side note, would someone tell me how to uninstall this.) Anyway, I'm not sure what might have happened to Pidgin. I don't know if it is related to that change or not, but that is all I can think of that I've change. Let me know what you think. Thanks in advance.