ONTD Political

Early Tuesday morning it was brought to our attention that koken23 was not who she was claiming to be, an accusation that was proven to be true within minutes.

She quickly released a statement:

"Jules is fictional. She's a character in a novel I've been writing - a younger version of the novel character - and I made this blog to flesh her out, to see if I could get into her head. Along the way, she became a sort of escape for me".

Thus, she was removed from her responsibilities as a moderator for not being real.

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art_house_queen 8th-Dec-2012 09:54 pm (UTC)

There is no gif that can accurately show how hilarious I find this situation.
keeni84 8th-Dec-2012 10:02 pm (UTC)
I hope someone tries, tho
kitanabychoice 8th-Dec-2012 09:55 pm (UTC)
lol wut
doverz 8th-Dec-2012 09:55 pm (UTC)
I'm so confused right now.
cpsings4him 8th-Dec-2012 09:58 pm (UTC)
Who, now? What?
bethan_b_bad 8th-Dec-2012 09:59 pm (UTC)

No, seriously. What?
ladypolitik Mod Clarification:8th-Dec-2012 10:01 pm (UTC)
Basically, koken23 was a glorified sock puppet. The fact that she made it into the Mod Team, never mind enjoyed regular membership, was/is bewildering for obvious reasons.

Parts of this is hilarious, but other parts are also pretty skeevy. Like the fact that, for example, part of her fictitious identity were implications that she had a multiracial child/a POC husband, or was herself a WOC. I personally dont know what her background actually is, but something to chew on as far as how deep that shit got.

She also used pics from other people's Flickr account and presented them as shots of her own family (which, yes, used shots of someone else's multi/bi-racial children). Pics that Im pret-ty were occasionally posted on this comm. So.

Edited at 2012-12-08 10:02 pm (UTC)
keeni84 Re: Mod Clarification:8th-Dec-2012 10:04 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, that's actually more fucked up than I initially realized. :/
meimichan 8th-Dec-2012 10:01 pm (UTC)
............well all right then.

lickety_split HER MOD APPLICATION8th-Dec-2012 10:03 pm (UTC)

I'm an Argentinean/Australian dual citizen (emigrated to Australia with my family as a kid) but technically an expat currently living in England. I'm active in the comm, often at night US time. I'm not what you'd call "conservative", but still probably a bit less dyed-in-the-wool liberal than a lot of people here - I married a soldier, I have a cop in the family, etc etc etc. Call me a pragmatic bitch if a label must be given.

Also? I'm a chef, and therefore an ace cook. FREE MACARONS FOR ALL.
layweed Re: HER MOD APPLICATION8th-Dec-2012 10:06 pm (UTC)
I was hoping someone would look that up.
trivalent 8th-Dec-2012 11:47 pm (UTC)
I agree and commented on that elsewhere here. Y to that tag.
layweed 8th-Dec-2012 10:07 pm (UTC)
Idk, I feel like I shouldn't be so "omfg this is awesome" about this but I am so bored today you guys, idek.
iolarah 9th-Dec-2012 04:32 am (UTC)
I was mostly having a good laugh about it up until the point when it was noted she was appropriating life experiences that weren't hers. Especially family members being tortured. That's beyond the pale.
not_emily 8th-Dec-2012 10:11 pm (UTC)
Are there any links/comments/whatev that lead up to this? 'Cause I am confused.
emofordino 8th-Dec-2012 10:16 pm (UTC)
THIS, school has been keeping me from regularly reading/ commenting the past couple weeks and i'm so behind on everything, i would definitely appreciate links or explanation about what prompted this shitstorm.
hangthemj 8th-Dec-2012 11:10 pm (UTC)
bmh4d0k3n 8th-Dec-2012 10:13 pm (UTC)
fishphile 8th-Dec-2012 10:45 pm (UTC)
Accurate. Wtf.
xo_bumblebee 8th-Dec-2012 10:18 pm (UTC)
I used to be in the mil_wives community and she was also a member of that. I remember she'd post all kinds of ridiculous crap in it--unfortunately I can't link because it's a locked community that I'm not in anymore. Also, screencapping is against the rules over there, I believe.

I'm about to marry a guy in the Army and I'm like WHOA DUDE, let's not make up a fake persona about that, please! :/
alryssa 9th-Dec-2012 01:14 am (UTC)
You pretty much do not fuck with military wives. That is super personal shit right there.
celtic_thistle 8th-Dec-2012 10:19 pm (UTC)
astridmyrna 8th-Dec-2012 10:35 pm (UTC)
mary_pickforded 8th-Dec-2012 10:41 pm (UTC)
I remember when I read about this at ontd this week or last week, I got really freaked out that she used other people's pictures. The internet is a scary place.
dumpweeds 8th-Dec-2012 10:53 pm (UTC)
for everyone asking about ONTD: it was an off-handed comment in a post (I can't remember which one) by someone who just said "someone on my flist just admitted her entire persona is fake and part of a book" or something like that and after a couple comments she revealed that it was koken23. it wasn't anything particularly scandalous but I'll try to find the thread...
randomtasks 8th-Dec-2012 10:59 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think it was in one of the Monster's Brawl posts.
illuminaris 8th-Dec-2012 10:59 pm (UTC)
lol how does this even happen
mollywobbles867 8th-Dec-2012 11:00 pm (UTC)
Livejournal is a weird place, because this doesn't even phase me. Still not the weirdest thing I've experienced in a community.
just_awkward 8th-Dec-2012 11:10 pm (UTC)
What was the weirdest thing?
dumpweeds 8th-Dec-2012 11:02 pm (UTC)
sorry for commenting so much... here's the thread but it's not that exciting

layweed 8th-Dec-2012 11:04 pm (UTC)
Oh man how/why did I know it would be something related to Catfish?!?!?!?!
gashinenai 8th-Dec-2012 11:02 pm (UTC)

okay, I might understand creating a 'fake' identity (when you've been RPing for years, you have a whole new background, life, etc. for that character) but not telling the truth about it, using other people's pics, getting into other ppl's lives and so on is just so

and she'd been doing this for years?
I... don't even, honestly
trivalent 8th-Dec-2012 11:53 pm (UTC)
There was a reveal about a member of another LJ comm I was in who was really an RP character, yadda yadda. She'd even gotten an RP friend to play his husband (lj account and all), so they could both update about anniversaries, etc. They'd befriended a lot of people and gotten close to them. So other people were really hurt. I don't remember if she left for a while, but that username is still a member of the community.
wrestlingdog 8th-Dec-2012 11:30 pm (UTC)
art_house_queen 8th-Dec-2012 11:32 pm (UTC)
chimbleysweep 8th-Dec-2012 11:51 pm (UTC)
People who steal photos to reinforce their fake identity. So gross. I had someone do that in order to create a fake LJ that I would, then, trust and friend. She made an account, posted three or four entries about her (fake) family, complete with stolen pictures we discovered came from someone's personal baby blog, then friended me.

She was someone who repeatedly stole/traced my illustrations, so I had her IP address. When she commented and the addresses matched, I was SO HORRIFIED.
moonshaz 9th-Dec-2012 04:57 am (UTC)
Yeah, somehow the photo stealing (especially of CHILDREN) grosses me out more than anything else about this particular story. Yeesh.
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