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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.

the_glow_worm 8th-Dec-2012 09:48 pm (UTC)
What on earth
the_glow_worm 8th-Dec-2012 09:49 pm (UTC)
but literally, who was this person?
romp 9th-Dec-2012 01:07 am (UTC)
who, for real? IDK but I *think* she was the woman from Argentina (SA anyway) who moved to Australia, married an Aussie in the military who was then posted to a small town in England--she talked about having biracial kids and had lots of details like that
violetrose 9th-Dec-2012 01:11 am (UTC)
Apparently she's a girl in High School and she is (presumably) white and living in the US.
romp 9th-Dec-2012 01:16 am (UTC)
h.s.?! wow, I'm once again glad that I came of age before the internet
violetrose 9th-Dec-2012 01:27 am (UTC)
Apologies, disregard that bit of info! I took it from the ONTD comment thread, and apparently the user was talking about someone else. Oops. :P

I believe the real koken23 is a grown woman.
romp 9th-Dec-2012 01:39 am (UTC)
kk, thanks--being an adult is more sad but makes me feel better about not seeing through her (h.s. kids usually can't pass as adult IMO let alone one from another country and situation)
violetrose 9th-Dec-2012 01:44 am (UTC)
Unless they're a really smart and mature High Schooler, lol.
romp 9th-Dec-2012 02:11 am (UTC)
are you trying to tell us something...? ;)
violetrose 9th-Dec-2012 02:14 am (UTC)
Yes, I am really 16. And I actually live in Australia. :P
the_physicist 9th-Dec-2012 02:20 pm (UTC)
Do you have a husband in the UK though?
lickety_split 9th-Dec-2012 02:22 am (UTC)
She's 24.
twowaymirrrors 9th-Dec-2012 02:19 am (UTC)
Do you have a link to the ONTD thread?
violetrose 9th-Dec-2012 02:24 am (UTC)

It's not very long, but yeah. She was also a member of ONTD, IIRC.
idemandjustice 9th-Dec-2012 03:13 am (UTC)
Holy shit, fake pictures of her kids even.
evilgmbethy 9th-Dec-2012 12:16 pm (UTC)
hahahaha seriously. we had like, dial-up, pay by the hour AOL when I was finishing high school, but even if I'd made an embarrassing Geocities website, it would have been deleted now anyway. thank goodness for being an adult in the era of social networking.
redstar826 9th-Dec-2012 01:26 am (UTC)
she was posting a lot of comments about how they were getting set to move to South Africa and that she was pregnant and due pretty soon. Her comments were pretty detailed too. She must have spent a lot of time working this shit out. I never would have guessed that it was all fake
violetrose 9th-Dec-2012 01:29 am (UTC)
There were a lot of details to the character; her being born in Argentina, her husband being an indigenous Australian and in the military, her parents being kidnapped during the military rule in Argentina and so many other things. It was all creepily detailed.
roseofjuly 9th-Dec-2012 07:51 pm (UTC)
OMG, I DO remember the story about her parents getting kidnapped during the military rule in Argentina. And her getting oddly self-righteous about it.
aviv 9th-Dec-2012 10:01 pm (UTC)
D: I'm kind of mad now that I remember her comments (specially the one of her parents being kidnapped)
romp 9th-Dec-2012 01:37 am (UTC)
Yeah, I didn't know Australian soldiers can be posted to England. Or South Africa! But maybe they can't. ;) It's the sort of slice-of-life detail you'd only expect from someone who's lived that life though.
rjdaae 9th-Dec-2012 02:04 am (UTC)
Oh, I think I remember her now! Was she the one who talked on the gun control posts about how when she moved to South Africa she was going to need her guns to protect her kids from lions/baboons?
lickety_split 9th-Dec-2012 02:23 am (UTC)
Lolol yes.
redstar826 9th-Dec-2012 02:31 am (UTC)
yeah, she made it sound like she was moving to a rural community where wild animals would be an issue
13chapters 9th-Dec-2012 09:40 pm (UTC)
Oh man, I remember when there was a terrible story about an Australian army officer being...injured? killed? kidnapped in Afghanistan? (okay that part I'm fuzzy on)...but she posted about how this guy was a close family friend and she was BFF with his wife. Everyone was incredibly sympathetic.

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