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[personal profile] graculus
I don't know if it's just me, so here goes:

A certain fandom-notorious author has been the subject of apparent threats of physical violence at an upcoming con, with a bit of shit-posting on Twitter about how folks planned to gang up on her in the bathroom. Anyway, other well-known authors flock to her defence, posts are made telling Twitter support to delete the accounts, and so on (as you'd expect).

Now maybe I've been in fandom too long and seen too many things to take everything immediately at face value. You see, I remember the girl in SG-1 fandom who tried to tell people she'd lost family in 9/11 and then maybe she had cancer too, I don't recall the exact details.

Maybe it's genuine and we certainly know there are enough stupid folks out there on the interwebs but did anyone else think 'uh oh, could it be sockpuppetry?' or was that just me?

Date: 2017-05-30 08:57 pm (UTC)
xochiquetzl: Claudia from Warehouse 13 (Default)
From: [personal profile] xochiquetzl
I have no idea whom you're talking about, but it could always be sockpuppetry.

I have some vague memory of someone posting a long, tragic story of their heroic sibling (?) who was on JackDaniels and who was last seen helping people down stairs in the Twin Towers while they burned. Followed up by the listmom posting an article on Munchausen's.

Date: 2017-05-30 09:59 pm (UTC)
xochiquetzl: See no evil... hear no evil... speak no evil... (evil)
From: [personal profile] xochiquetzl
Yeah, that makes me immediately suspect sockpuppetry.

Date: 2017-05-31 11:24 am (UTC)
manna: (B7 - Taking it Seriously - sallymn)
From: [personal profile] manna
Oh! I hadn't heard anything about it, I had no idea it was CC. I don't think your suspicions are unreasonable.

Actually, I'm having flashbacks to when Ivyblossom announced she was too scared to go to an upcoming con because of DEATH THREATS. Then the 'threats' turned out to be in a Very Secret Diaries-style parody that Aja wrote about being jealous of Ivyblossom's friendship with Cassie, and everyone was a lot less impressed.

(Does this count as CC plagiarizing someone else's drama, do you think?)
Edited Date: 2017-05-31 11:24 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-06-01 01:33 am (UTC)
leethet: (Default)
From: [personal profile] leethet
Well, if anyone needs to get punched right in the ladies' room ...

I'm actually kidding, although I think CC is a POS, frankly.

Date: 2017-05-31 05:54 am (UTC)
ruric: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ruric
That would be BJ and wow has that stuck in my mind....

Date: 2017-05-31 05:56 am (UTC)
ruric: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ruric
I did go have a quick noodle around after you posted this (took me 0.25 secs to work out who you might be talking about!) and it could go either way - sockpuppetry or a bunch of teens who are clueless that though you may talk to your friends like that posting similar 'jokes' on social media is not the best idea in the world.

I'm so glad I grew up in pre-internet pre-social media days. At least most of my dumb ass comments and mistakes are no longer around to haunt me in perpetuity!

Date: 2017-06-01 01:32 am (UTC)
leethet: (Default)
From: [personal profile] leethet
The girl who lost family in 9/11 and had cancer too ... SG-1 fandom had one of those too? HP had one or two (big fandom). Some people are just very sad.

I think the thing is, when most of the fandom is teens and twenties, they get all worked up about stuff that old people (like me) go "Bullshit" and walk away from. They're all invested and emotional, and they're perfect prey for the pseudocidal among us.

I find it amazing, sad, and amusing. :-)

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