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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.

layweed 8th-Dec-2012 09:20 pm (UTC)
Ikr. But at some point did the fictional character really become the real person and just some sort of alternative account for them to post with? idgi.
darth_eldritch 8th-Dec-2012 09:24 pm (UTC)
Seriously. As someone who has written and developed characters for years, I have never seen the need to go this length to "get into a character's head." Or to pretend to be something else.

Considering this line: Along the way, she became a sort of escape for me

Probably for a time now.
rex_dart 8th-Dec-2012 10:36 pm (UTC)
No, she had an entire complex made-up persona who was totally separate from the real person. Backstory, life, identity, everything.
trivalent 8th-Dec-2012 11:39 pm (UTC)
Do people even have to share so much information to become a mod? I feel like that's going out of one's way to be lying.
lickety_split 8th-Dec-2012 11:44 pm (UTC)
She didn't do it to be a mod, she did it to make her online identity to seem more authentic to the military wives she was duping into revealing their feelings about their husbands whose jobs involve being in mortal peril a good majority of the time so that her novel for her character could be more authentic.

Also because she was depressed about her real life and because she wanted an escape... she invented a Mary Sue to fulfill her wish fantasies.
mercystars 9th-Dec-2012 12:00 am (UTC)
trivalent 9th-Dec-2012 12:06 am (UTC)
Got that when I got to the mod update on page 2. It's sick what she did (which I've sadly experienced a few times before myself... which is why I usually don't share much about myself now). But my question was somewhat tangential from the start, even more so now that I read the details of what happened.
shishmish 9th-Dec-2012 12:26 am (UTC)
alryssa 9th-Dec-2012 12:59 am (UTC)
Fuck me, it was basically for novel research?

darth_eldritch 9th-Dec-2012 01:58 am (UTC)
My mother did this shit, except she posed as a male fighter pilot online and managed to dupe a lot of people into revealing thier own feelings, including vets, military wives, people in the service. She had everything well researched and had notes and everything on the character she built to make him authentic. She even relied on my dad for details on military jets and fighters so she could really fake knowing the technical stuff and what it's like being a pilot.

Really fucked up. She did it for the hell of it.

And she always criticized me for playing RPGs. At least at our games we knew who we were and weren't duping anyone.
idemandjustice 9th-Dec-2012 03:04 am (UTC)
I totally get the desire to escape, but that's an awful way to go about it. I prefer D&D for myself.
rex_dart 8th-Dec-2012 11:54 pm (UTC)
Nah, nobody has any idea who ladypolitik really is.
idemandjustice 9th-Dec-2012 03:02 am (UTC)
I was wondering the same. Were the opinions she was expressing her own or just what she thought her character would think?
layweed 9th-Dec-2012 04:29 am (UTC)
Yeah that's what I mean. Even though it started out as something her character would've thought, did it turn into what she thought? Still doesn't excuse all the other ridiculous stuff this person did though, pretending to be a person of color, having a young child, stealing photos and posting them as her own, esp the confidentiality and all that..
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