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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dumpweeds 8th-Dec-2012 11:02 pm (UTC)
sorry for commenting so much... here's the thread but it's not that exciting

layweed 8th-Dec-2012 11:04 pm (UTC)
Oh man how/why did I know it would be something related to Catfish?!?!?!?!
gashinenai 8th-Dec-2012 11:02 pm (UTC)

okay, I might understand creating a 'fake' identity (when you've been RPing for years, you have a whole new background, life, etc. for that character) but not telling the truth about it, using other people's pics, getting into other ppl's lives and so on is just so

and she'd been doing this for years?
I... don't even, honestly
trivalent 8th-Dec-2012 11:53 pm (UTC)
There was a reveal about a member of another LJ comm I was in who was really an RP character, yadda yadda. She'd even gotten an RP friend to play his husband (lj account and all), so they could both update about anniversaries, etc. They'd befriended a lot of people and gotten close to them. So other people were really hurt. I don't remember if she left for a while, but that username is still a member of the community.
wrestlingdog 8th-Dec-2012 11:30 pm (UTC)
art_house_queen 8th-Dec-2012 11:32 pm (UTC)
chimbleysweep 8th-Dec-2012 11:51 pm (UTC)
People who steal photos to reinforce their fake identity. So gross. I had someone do that in order to create a fake LJ that I would, then, trust and friend. She made an account, posted three or four entries about her (fake) family, complete with stolen pictures we discovered came from someone's personal baby blog, then friended me.

She was someone who repeatedly stole/traced my illustrations, so I had her IP address. When she commented and the addresses matched, I was SO HORRIFIED.
moonshaz 9th-Dec-2012 04:57 am (UTC)
Yeah, somehow the photo stealing (especially of CHILDREN) grosses me out more than anything else about this particular story. Yeesh.
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.
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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.

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carverhawke 9th-Dec-2012 12:10 am (UTC)
lmao omg
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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.

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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.
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