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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.

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.
violetrose 8th-Dec-2012 11:48 pm (UTC)
Holy. Shit.

That's... well, yeah. There's pretending to be someone else online, and then there's manipulating people's emotions and wrongfully earning their trust to gain personal information about them.
mercystars 9th-Dec-2012 12:00 am (UTC)
whoa...
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 03:06 am (UTC)
This always amazes me, because I just tend to assume people are honest until proven otherwise.

Your last sentence is pretty much what I was mentioning as well!
serendipity_15 9th-Dec-2012 03:17 am (UTC)
She did it for the hell of it.

....So basically she was bored one day and decided that this was a totes awesome idea???
the_physicist 9th-Dec-2012 02:08 pm (UTC)
I was fooled for years by someone online who created a fake persona as a doctor. D:

It was all pretty terrible.

And hearing there are more people like her out there makes me not want to post online at all. But then I also remember all the real friendships with real people that i have made, who don't lie online, but instead use the opportunity to be more themselves.
wrestlingdog 9th-Dec-2012 03:44 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I had an aunt who was a pathological liar. She claimed she was pregnant for waaaayyy too long for it to even resemble the truth (like, a year or some shit) and then swindled another one of my relatives out of a shitton of money. I don't even know all the details.
empirebird 9th-Dec-2012 07:30 pm (UTC)
you mother is a psycho, man. smh
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.
kangofu 9th-Dec-2012 03:01 pm (UTC)
hey_mayonegg 10th-Dec-2012 01:42 am (UTC)


what the fuck
rex_dart 8th-Dec-2012 11:54 pm (UTC)
Nah, nobody has any idea who ladypolitik really is.
lickety_split 9th-Dec-2012 12:09 am (UTC)
Um, it's pretty widely known she's Julie Andrews moonlighting as Angela Bassett.
moonshaz 9th-Dec-2012 03:47 am (UTC)
LMAO!
keeni84 9th-Dec-2012 08:14 pm (UTC)
mte, Lucy
quizzicalsphinx 10th-Dec-2012 02:14 pm (UTC)
Didn't you out yourself as a squirrel that one time?
trivalent 9th-Dec-2012 12:09 am (UTC)
Cheers. When did roseofjuly become a mod? She's totally the way I discovered this comm. She'd post things about it with links.
chaya 9th-Dec-2012 05:10 am (UTC)
She became a mod the same time as fauxken23 and lickety and me, which was... December of year before last, I think?
lafinjack 9th-Dec-2012 09:28 pm (UTC)
Who is anyone, really?
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