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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leaf_collector 9th-Dec-2012 12:00 am (UTC)
the internet just got really real.
teacup_werewolf 9th-Dec-2012 12:01 am (UTC)
Sweet Odin in Asgard..this is a real thing. DA FUQ? JFC I can't believe she got away with this....ugnnngh
baked_goldfish 9th-Dec-2012 12:04 am (UTC)
Thus, she was removed from her responsibilities as a moderator for not being real.

I don't know why I just started laughing.
wrestlingdog 9th-Dec-2012 03:06 am (UTC)
It is a hilarious way of wording it.
mycenaes 9th-Dec-2012 12:11 am (UTC)
yeah, I mean, I RP (lol I am a dork, yes) but uh, I don't pretend to be someone else. That's just weird and creepy.

carverhawke 9th-Dec-2012 12:10 am (UTC)
lmao omg
girly123 9th-Dec-2012 04:36 am (UTC)
I know, right? It says a lot about this site that that's true.
shishmish 9th-Dec-2012 12:27 am (UTC)

That pretty much sums it up for me. I mean whaaaaaaa? It's like I clicked on ONTD_Political yet somehow ended up on Fandom Wank.

Edited at 2012-12-09 12:29 am (UTC)
bushy_brow 9th-Dec-2012 02:40 am (UTC)
LOOOOOOOOOOL! Perfect analogy.
ghost_busting 9th-Dec-2012 12:59 am (UTC)
well....if we're all revealing things....I'm not really John Simm. Sorry guys. I've also never busted any ghosts.
blackjedii 9th-Dec-2012 03:15 pm (UTC)
dammit all

how could you

i mean

john simm
poetic_pixie_13 9th-Dec-2012 01:16 am (UTC)
She said that she has multiple disabilities that, iirc, keep her mostly at home and this character was a way for her to experience a life that she'll never have.

I don't think any of that even remotely justifies what she did but, idk, I feel more sorry for her than anything else. =/

I would like to confirm that I do actually exist. Altho I'm always interested in how people visualize people they know online. It's like how even tho I've met ladypolitik offline I still sometimes think of her as Frauline Maria.

Edited at 2012-12-09 01:17 am (UTC)
alryssa 9th-Dec-2012 01:19 am (UTC)
lol she is doomed to have that association forever tbh

I mean we have talked about this elsewhere and yeah, it sounds like she is a person in serious need of some professional help.

keeperofthekeys 9th-Dec-2012 01:20 am (UTC)

When I first saw this post on my phone I was all "lol" but now reading some of the comments on page 2 this is just super fucked up. idk if anyone here was friends with and had trusted her, but I hope those people are ok right now. jfc.
alierakieron 9th-Dec-2012 01:40 am (UTC)
She and I were friends (although by no means close) so it was... really really weird to wake up and get an email from someone who had done the sleuthing and figured out she was fake.
ladypolitik 9th-Dec-2012 02:00 am (UTC)
This is basically how we got the news, too.
hellaine 9th-Dec-2012 01:40 am (UTC)
Uhg, I hate this.

I had someone pretend to be me for awhile. I mean, not that I think I'm cool enough to be frauded or something, but I used to have a big internet presence (my friends and I) and someone took all of my pictures and stories (a lot of them were with and about famous folks) and created their own livejournal and pretended to be their version of me, I guess. They even made sock puppet journals pretending to be my friends and interacted together? It was just weird.

This went on for about two years and I never knew a thing about it except apparantly what happened is the faux-me made an internet boyfriend and was seeing him the whole time. And someone who was friends with him had seen or known of me and clued him in. I guess he couldn't believe it hardly, so he ended up emailing with me and we conversed long enough for him to get that ME was ME. He was pretty devestated--he and whoever this was had plans to live together, had spoke on the phone almost daily, sent each other things, just an almost two years long relationship. It was awful, and I became friends with him and we stayed in touch for a few years afterwards before we just ended up eventually falling out of touch.

Just... What a strange, awful decietful thing to do. Working on a character for a story, my ass.
alryssa 9th-Dec-2012 02:02 am (UTC)
..wait, what? Holy shit.
gretchystretchy 9th-Dec-2012 01:56 am (UTC)
This is so weird and gross and confusing and just...weird. Eesh.
serendipity_15 9th-Dec-2012 01:59 am (UTC)
I was friends with her, not really close though so I don't feel the same amount of betrayal and hurt some of the military spouses she befriended felt after finding out the truth but it still stings because I actually liked the character. Now that I'm thinking about all the effort it took to create such a detailed character and sustain it for two years or so I can say that I'm officially creeped out.
alierakieron 9th-Dec-2012 02:18 am (UTC)
Right? I'm in exactly the same boat and it's just... weird. WEIRD. And unsettling.
communion 9th-Dec-2012 02:07 am (UTC)
holy god, i never thought i'd see socking like this beyond msscribe ever again. :/
alryssa 9th-Dec-2012 03:48 am (UTC)
Oh god, thank you for reminding me about that hot mess. SO GLAD I was not involved in that fandom mess, holy crap.
romp 9th-Dec-2012 02:09 am (UTC)
Sad. And thoughtless. Something similar happened to me 20 years ago on the bb internet--I suppose anonymity just demands fantasy roleplaying for someone who's deeply unhappy.

I hope everyone who thought of her as a friend is able to remember this has nothing to do with them and everything to do with her.
lickety_split 9th-Dec-2012 02:36 am (UTC)
I always thought it was really odd how she related every single one of her comments back to herself. I'd always attributed it to her expressing her true feelings after years of silence, but after learning this was just her way of memorizing her character's backstory....


365reasonswhy 9th-Dec-2012 02:34 am (UTC)
Weird. I'm sorry that happened to the people she had befriended and who trusted her. I haven't befriended anyone on LJ who has pretended to be someone else, but I did befriend someone who faked having online stalkers and got caught. That was just after joining and it was a wake up call for me. Otherwise I've had mostly positive experiences with online friends.
i_amthecosmos 9th-Dec-2012 04:20 am (UTC)
Wait-someone had to fake an online stalker? Those are everywhere!
recorded 9th-Dec-2012 02:34 am (UTC)
outburst 9th-Dec-2012 02:47 am (UTC)
A novel, what?

Isn't that what NaNoWriMo is for?
lickbrains 9th-Dec-2012 04:25 am (UTC)
I'm reading all of the comments about the shit she's been doing and all of this ~*~I'm so oppressed~*~ bullshit just keeps getting worse and worse. Marginalized people are always a joke to some truly ignorant and bigoted fucks. So sick of this shit.

Edited at 2012-12-09 04:31 am (UTC)
chaya 9th-Dec-2012 05:00 am (UTC)
Maybe she's ~transracial deep down.
chaya 9th-Dec-2012 04:46 am (UTC)
As someone who was elected at the same time as fauxken23 I would just like to remind everyone that I am not a sock

here is a totes legit selfie

astridmyrna 9th-Dec-2012 05:06 am (UTC)
LIES! LIES! I see who you really are in your icon!
autumnleaving 9th-Dec-2012 05:37 am (UTC)
da fuq

I nominate this post as Best of 2012 in ontd_p. respect

edit after reading more comments, it is very skeevy of this person to use other people's photos as a faux!family. not as amusing as it was earlier. now i'm going to go back to fandom_wank and re-read Ms. Scribe because this whole mess reminded me of it

Edited at 2012-12-09 05:47 am (UTC)
one_hoopy_frood 9th-Dec-2012 05:43 am (UTC)
Well then. That is sufficiently shitty. I had what I thought was a close online friend fake her death more than once when I was really young (like 13 or so?). She pretended to be a brother and sister and all sorts of other ridiculous stuff. The brother went to jail, committed suicide, stuff like that. I bought it because I was young. It was pretty devastating at the time.

I stopped talking to her for several years, gave her a second chance and let her become a moderator on a forum with 20,000 members. She acted like she deleted it out of spite when she wasn't getting enough attention, but thankfully just changed the URL. It took us tons of time to recover and we thought it was gone and had to rebuild while waiting for it to turn up. Then she harassed me and pretended to be me in the site's chat for months after that. She had issues with depression but it doesn't excuse anything she did. /csbs all up in this post
autumnleaving 9th-Dec-2012 05:50 am (UTC)
Sucks, bb. :/ How long did it take for her to stop contacting you for good?
oceandezignz 9th-Dec-2012 06:08 am (UTC)
Okay and I thought the shenanigans over at bad_rpers_suck featuring Riley aka smallblackangel aka gishi_nashi_ni from last year/earlier was some BAD CRAP. This takes the fucking cake!
alryssa 9th-Dec-2012 06:43 am (UTC)
oh man I remember that... I didn't even really understand wtf was going on but I saw enough to know it was one messy situation
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