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21 December 2006 @ 07:57 am
Smallville fandom: heads up!  
Sigh. I'm doing this because I think it's the best thing I can do in the circumstances, but I hate the entire situation.

As most of you know, althea_astrea reactivated her journal earlier this week. toadstoolsmiles and aelora have both posted very damning IP address information that indicates that she's been using several identities and telling conflicting stories about herself.

I understand how confusing these things can be. We all have to form our personal opinion under these circumstances: mine is that there's probably a grain of truth in some of her stories, but I don't think it's constructive to allow her to continue to spread lies. I think she's ill and needs medical care. I don't want to see the situation extended in our fandom. Consequently, I posted this comment to her. I'm linking to it because I think transparency in this conflict is important.

I'm not going to appeal to anyone not to believe in her. It's not my place to do that. I'm just posting this so you all know my personal views and can make up your own minds. Believe it or not, I do still wish the person behind this well--they need help, and I hope they get it, for their sake and ours.

ETA: toadstoolsmiles's post is here and aelora's post is here.
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Beckysadface on December 20th, 2006 09:23 pm (UTC)
http://svmaria.livejournal.com/66397.html?thread=1870685#t1870685

You've linked the whole post, that's your comment link. :)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Aishwarya lanternbop_radar on December 20th, 2006 09:27 pm (UTC)
Helps if you drink coffee before you post these things, apparently! ;-)

Sigh. ::clings to Becky::
Beckysadface on December 20th, 2006 09:28 pm (UTC)
I got sad when I read the comment above yours saying she has sent something.

Oh sigh. :(
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Christmasbop_radar on December 20th, 2006 10:14 pm (UTC)
I know. I'm sad too. :(

I need to jollify myself a bit more. I'm off to the work Christmas party now. JOY. *attempts festivity*
blowjobs for jesus: Jake and Naomi - OTP!!!!kristiinthedark on December 20th, 2006 11:32 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you did what you did, but I'll support you no matter what. :)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Naomi King Kongbop_radar on December 21st, 2006 07:39 am (UTC)
Thanks sweetie! *sniffles*
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Aishwarya lanternbop_radar on December 21st, 2006 07:44 am (UTC)
It's been crazy. I worked with althea_astrea, or rather the person that goes by that name, on sv_ledger. She's contributed a lot to the fandom. I understand why people are confused and some are inclined to believe her. The alternative's horrible. But given what I've personally seen, I don't want to facillitate the continuation of the lies--I don't think that's good for our sake or hers.
Vicki: Adina violated by reowza81205myownghost on December 20th, 2006 11:38 pm (UTC)
it seems to me you have a balanced (and compassionate) take on this situation, which has been so distressing. like you, i don't wish anyone ill, but i've stood way back until it's all sorted out. if that's even possible at this point...
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clex here with youbop_radar on December 21st, 2006 07:47 am (UTC)
Thank you. It wasn't easy to make this post. There's a lot of anger about the situation around, but personally I don't feel angry now, but sad. Standing way back is a good place to be right now, imo!
pep_singer: s1clarkpep_singer on December 21st, 2006 12:49 am (UTC)
To be honest, I'm confused by the entire thing. Granted, I might live under a rock, but I didn't hear anything at all about this until today.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Aishwarya lanternbop_radar on December 21st, 2006 07:54 am (UTC)
This is the original post summarising the situation. If you ignore the mocking, most of the important events are recorded there. This is a summary of this week's updates. Sigh.

Be glad you haven't heard much about it! There's no 'good' end to such drama.
pep_singerpep_singer on December 21st, 2006 09:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the links. They were very helpful. :)
waltzie on December 21st, 2006 01:11 am (UTC)
So what I want to know is, did HH finally see the light?
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Aishwarya lanternbop_radar on December 21st, 2006 07:56 am (UTC)
You mean how is she feeling about althea_astrea's return? Not much word on that. I think she wants to wash her hands of it. This post tracks what's been going on since althea_astrea's journal was reactivated.
waltzie on December 21st, 2006 03:04 pm (UTC)
I don't blame her. Thank you, that was incredibly helpful!
Keke: Fucking trippykatefinn on December 21st, 2006 01:22 am (UTC)
Thanks for the heads up, bop. I was even considering asking maria to add me back because I really wanted to know how she managed to recover so miraculously fast from the accident (I mean, c'mon. I bet it's a freaking dramatic and theatrical story) but I reconsidered it later on, because it just wasn't worth of my time reading about someone who clearly has some deep psychological issues.

This has got to be the most bizarre thing I've ever been part of on the internet. And I have to blame myself on this one for believing everyone is just as honest and real online as I am in real life. (whatever that means. There's no difference between my "real" self from my "online" self).*shrugs*

It's just so unbelievable surreal that it almost feels like I'm watching one of those corny daytime soap. I'm often checking on my flist to see the next twist of this absurd situation is taking and it just doesn't let me down. So entertaining! lol
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Bop_radar TWbop_radar on December 21st, 2006 07:59 am (UTC)
I know. I tend to be very trusting online too. I know people mediate their online personas, we all do to some extent consciously or unconsciously, but this is at a whole other level... The trouble for me is I'm at the point of seeing it as just all very sad, because someone out there is trapped in the web of lies they've spun--some of which they may genuinely believe themselves. And other people are (rightly) confused.
bittermint: bitter old fandom queenbittermint on December 21st, 2006 01:41 am (UTC)
I already made a comment to this effect on teot's LJ, but what the hell, I'll say it here too: I think everybody involved in this brouhaha is a big fat liar -- and that includes althea_astrea *and* herohunter. In fact, I don't think Maria exists at all, except in HH's imagination. I think we've all been played big-time.

The sad part is how many people are lining up to let her do it to them again.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Bop_radar TWbop_radar on December 21st, 2006 08:03 am (UTC)
I've been reserved with my own opinion on the matter until now, because the waters are pretty muddy. Where herohunter is concerned... I still just don't know, and I think I'll always be someone that gives people the benefit of the doubt until proven otherwise.
Big Mama G: minebigmamag on December 21st, 2006 05:58 am (UTC)
Wow, and you're like the nicest person on my f-list. I guess it really is the point of no return... I'm just glad I hadn't friended her because I think it's not so personal for me. *hugs*
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Bop_radar TWbop_radar on December 21st, 2006 08:08 am (UTC)
Heh, well I don't know about 'nicest'! :-)
But I didn't come to this opinion lightly or rapidly--I hung around to see what would happen and I've done what I can to discover the truth, which isn't easy given the heightened emotions around this event. It's an end point for me--I've been monitoring the drama for ages now, and the evidence just kept mounting up and up and up. It saddens me to come to this conclusion, and I just hope that the harm from here will be minimal both to the people who trusted in her and to the person behind this--for whoever it is must be in a bad way.
Fleegull: Tutrtle by dammitcarlfleegull on December 21st, 2006 10:27 am (UTC)
She absolutely needs help. I read that comment that "someone" posted saying that Maria was schizophrenic and I wouldn't be surprised if that is the one small truth in all of this. What she's doing goes beyond wanting attention, it speaks to a real mental disorder. She may believe that she is this person and that the accident did happen which is very sad indeed. However, someone around her (if she exists) has got to know that she needs help and really needs to get her to see a doctor.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Bop_radar TWbop_radar on December 21st, 2006 10:41 am (UTC)
*nods* I think it's certainly a serious possibility. Very sad indeed.