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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.

chaya 9th-Dec-2012 04:32 am (UTC)
No lie, for a college course focusing on modern media we went and met someone who claimed to be a fictional character living in a real person. He discussed the privileges we had and weren't aware of. Freaky.
chaya 9th-Dec-2012 05:04 am (UTC)
ifkr!? A different study group found him and incorporated them into their project and I was like "NO. I'M INVITING MYSELF TO THE DINNER. I'M GOING. I'M MEETING THIS GUY." The 'character' was a photographer who enjoyed marking ARGs and fighting for the rights of fictional characters. Asking him some really basic questions about how he felt about the fact that he made up and developed his own without enlightening them to their fictional-ness made it clear that this guy had never really been... cross-examined. It was like some kind of hipster grad school english major inception bullshit.
chaya 9th-Dec-2012 05:16 am (UTC)
I honestly can't remember but I think he was saying they should be legally recognized or something. Like, he claimed to be a fictional character that was self-aware and enjoyed making ARGs and most definitely was not himself an ARG but it just got kind of tiresome talking to him because he contradicted most of what he said by saying that he wrote fiction and had never thought about how his characters might feel that they're being used and not informed... it was weird.
chaya 9th-Dec-2012 05:23 am (UTC)
Idk if he claimed they were 'real' but I think his implication was that they could become self-aware, or at least that he did. I think that was another of the holes in his story, that he slowly gained his 'memories' over time but couldn't explain just how he became self-aware, or how to tell other fictional characters to break their chains. It was a weird dinner.
chaya 9th-Dec-2012 05:04 am (UTC)
alryssa 9th-Dec-2012 05:51 am (UTC)
*very slow blink*

Okay, I'm beginning to think my dissociative episode was really not all that big a deal after this week in comparison, what.
chaya 9th-Dec-2012 05:52 am (UTC)
I can't tell you if it was performance art or something he'd really convinced himself of. I think it was a bit of both.
alryssa 9th-Dec-2012 06:17 am (UTC)
*reads more* ... his logic is so circular, it's making me barf from dizzy.
yeats 9th-Dec-2012 09:20 am (UTC)
wow, that definitely beats the time the founder of something awful came to my college and told my dean about bob hope porn on the internet... WELL DONE, HIGHER EDUCATION
chaya 9th-Dec-2012 03:36 pm (UTC)
Wait wait back up

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