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what happened to inner_justin?
karyn_nomore
Wondering what happened to inner_justin? Wondering why she kicked off her Queer as Folk friends on Facebook? Aren't seeing entries in her new journal the_fmly_bzns? Wonder no more.

For a while now, Karyn posted personal stories about her best friend Adam, his partner Ikey, and their daughter. Suddenly, Adam dies of AIDS related complications and Ikey, heartbroken, commits suicide. This leaves their daughter all alone and orphaned in the world.

Sound like a Lifetime Movie of the Week? You're right! It is.

With the internet, information isn't always as hidden as you want it to be. In this case, the story seemed too hard to believe. It only became really hard to believe when photographs of the daughter went from adorable to unbelievable. Unfortunately, the journal has been deleted so you just have to take my word on this. Just a few months ago, Liana was just learning how to walk. Recently, photographs of an active toddler were shown, about two to three years old. The photographs were supposed to be just taken and the child that was in her journal was in long sleeved winter wear in the middle of summer? Unlikely.

She had one photograph of a child taken in summer clothing and it was obvious that they were two entirely different children. It can only be surmised that the photographs were taken from various sources and put in her journal to concoct her story.

Exploiting the feelings of others, playing on their sympathies, and duping her friends list, people whom she supposedly trusted, and trusted her, was the only true story there.

Comments of sympathy, understanding, and empathy flooded her entries. She advocated to donate to charities in support of this dearly departed couple. The charities? Always a good cause. The reason behind the push for donations? False.

Adam and Ikey are alive. They're alive, heterosexual, and only friends but haven't seen one another in years. Ikey has a child and is married to a woman. Adam does live in Brooklyn and is a lawyer. Dead? No. Positive? No. Gay? No.

Neither have spoken to Karyn in a long time and now we can all understand why.

"Adam's" LiveJournal has been deleted, posts made from "Adam" to the sunshine_ai community have been deleted, and references to Adam in the Supernatural journal are gone.

She never posted photographs of the couple together in her journal, only separately. Any photographs with her in them with either one of them were old and referenced high school. There were no new photographs of her taken with her "friends".

There was a photograph of Adam and Ikey's gravesite. Through a trace, the graves were found to be located in Charleston, South Carolina. The cemetery hasn't had a burial since the 1960's.

It can only be assumed that someone found out about Karyn's true identity and she made an attempt to erase everything, delete these lies that she told in an effort to create a new identity in the Supernatural fandom. Friends were deleted from her Facebook because that's probably where they traced her imaginary friends. They are real people but not the people that she purported them to be.

Why is this journal here? People deserve to know. She played people. She played on their sympathies, their affections, their feelings, and emotions. It was cruel. People trust. LiveJournal is a place where we should feel free to gather and talk about our lives with people we have things in common with. We share fandoms, we share the experience of fandom, and through that, we share with each other.

We shouldn't have to question what's true and what's false but that's what happened here.

She fooled people and she did it intentionally with no apologies. She just expected it to all go away, deleted forever. She hurt people. She gave a terrible disease to an imaginary person without really experiencing it in her own life. She exploited other people's grief and experiences with that disease. She exploited suicide. She used an imaginary child to gain even more sympathy and attention for herself.

It wasn't right and she should know that.

The woman seemed mentally ill. That's why I stayed away from her and want to be anon, because who wants this on their doorstep? The big dramas she caused, the stalking of Randy, the over the top fits when people didn't like her fav characters and alternate pairings, constantly trying to make herself the center of attention in a obviously crazy way. The fact that she hasn't hidden who she is and uses other real people who can be tracked down proves all sorts of crazy going on here.

Wow, it makes me very sad to think that someone must be so needy for approval from strangers that they would go to such extreme dishonesty to achieve it.

I appreciate the information, it can't have been easy to write.

I'm more sad than angry. Angry yes, but as a psych major I guess I just understand that there's something deep-seated going on. I know it's not likely to happen without being forced, but I hope she gets the help she needs

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Does anybody know if her cancer is real?

I have been wondering the same thing...

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Is that the same Adam she used to talk with at twitter ?! (I don't think so - am just asking)

I remember her posting her tweets day by day ,, most of them were with a gay guy named Adam.

There's a 50/50 chance that's me... we used to chat a bit through twitter but haven't done so in the past few months.

Really?

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There are people who probably feel sorry for Karyn and think she's a victim.

Don't. And she's not.

She's not mentally ill. This girl knows exactly what she's doing; her lies required deliberation and planning and I refuse to believe that she could not have ceased with the deception. She loves duping people; she loves the control.

Ugly bitch can rot in hell for all I care.

She's not mentally ill. This girl knows exactly what she's doing; her lies required deliberation and planning and I refuse to believe that she could not have ceased with the deception. She loves duping people; she loves the control.

I didn't have personal interaction with her at any point, but based on what I've heard and seen of her (thanks to trustworthy sources), I'm inclined to agree with you.

Then again, the part about the rather random pic selection showing that little girl? That does sound like very bad planning and possible lack of deliberation.

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WOW, I am shocked, I had no idea any of this was going on. It truly makes me sick to think that she used Cancer, AIDS, Suicide, Death, and an orphaned child to evoke sympathy and pity from this community. I work for a hospice and there is NOTHING about death that should be taken lightly. She is obviously an extremely manipulative person but I don't think she is crazy. If she were she would still be living this delusion. As soon as she was caught she deleted all of her information and ignored everyone. Thank you for posting the link Tegan.

You can also bet on 85% of her Randy experiences being incredibly exaggerated if she was by herself at the time. She has claimed to have received email from Randy (specifically concerning Adam) but an email to tAB explaining the situation was all it took to confirm that "No member of the Arts Bureau has had any such contact" followed by a "Sorry."

It's important to remember that she was behind a computer and was thus able to ponder and plan for hours in advance the stories that she was going to tell about what happened when she waited at the stage door. She had no need to be immediately accountable for anything.

A guess is that much of her vehemence toward Randy as quoted in comments above was a ruse to get other fans to dislike him so that she could have him all to herself.

Her insanity is unbelievable, especially when you consider all the posts of the thousand + that were FAKE. How does a person have so much free time?

It's all very sad in the most pathetic way possible. I cannot feel sorry for her no matter how hard I try.

What about her childhood she has written of? Was that fake too? It's like the boy who cried wolf. Now no one can determine fact from fiction.

What about her childhood she has written of? Was that fake too?
I've wondered about that too. That whole story about looking for her biological dad etc...and then all of the correspondence with Scott Lowell regarding being adopted.

What boggles my mind the most is that she used first and last names in her farce. How did she think she wouldn't be found out when using real names? I can't even imagine how freaked out Adam and Ikey were when they found all this out.

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jesus christ. i feel sorry for the people who thought they were her friends.

I don't think she is crazy either, at least not in the way you say someone is crazy and not in control of their thoughts or actions. I am guilty of my own deception online, one that I am not proud of, and over a year later I am still dealing the repercussions of my actions. I am thankful that I did not wait to be "found out" before I came forward and confessed.

Having created my own little world in the past, I have experience with the type of thinking, and justification, that goes on behind the scenes. It's not crazy, it's just selfish. There were things in my life I needed during that time and by accident I discovered I could have those needs fulfilled through an alternate persona. Thankfully the person I became was a good person, a much better person than I am. That does not justify what I did. I hurt people who trusted me, and it happened because I was selfish.

My charade ended when I realized loved someone I was deceiving far more than I loved myself. Coming forward with the truth was the hardest thing I ever did in my life. It also clarified for me that the motivation behind my lie was selfishness. That is Karyn’s motivation. It is the motivation of all liars. Since she has not confessed, but simply moved on and blocked those that she was closest to it can only be assumed that she is starting over with a whole new batch of lies.

Thankfully, my friend is a much better person than I am and because of that we are still best friends today. I feel sorry for Karyn because she has missed the chance to know herself in a very real way and to know the value of the friendships she made even in the midst of her lies.

No one can make her come forward and face what she’s done, that can only come from within, what I want to say to those who loved her is this:

The lie is hers. Your investment of love and friendship is not meaningless, your hearts are true. This is her fault and nothing you did caused it, nothing you could have done would have changed it. This is not your shame.

I hear where everyone's coming from who believes she's not "crazy" in the sense that she doesn't know what she's doing and what she did is most definitely manipulative to the extreme and selfish, but she can be all of those things and still have a mental disorder. Just playing armchair psychologist, I think it sounds like Borderline Personality Disorder.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borderline_personality_disorder

She could be a sociopath, which is an incurable mental condition and has to be managed by psych meds. Sociopaths are very destructive, because they're pathological liars and manipulative con artists. I wouldn't be shocked if she has a bunch of journals with fake personalities. Seems like LJ was the only place she could get the attention she was after. Didn't she claim to be a lesbian for awhile?

Lol.

I feel like the lesbian thing is the one part of this it's okay to laugh at.

That always left me scratching my head. I mean, I can't presume to know anything about anybody's sexuality, and it's none of my business anyway. And I know lots of lesbians find hotness in boy-boy pairings, can appreciate the attractiveness of men. But the declaring herself a lesbian... even briefly dating a (female) friend of mine... and downright LUSTING after all these guys constantly on her LJ - Randy, Fab, RPattz, MISHA, etc. - to the point that it was really uncomfortable to read, just never sat right with me :-b

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Her SPN journal, the_fmly_bzns has been deleted as well I see. Because it wasn't yesterday right? Well.... what goes around comes around to bite you in the ass.

Edited at 2010-09-26 08:40 am (UTC)

Oh, I bet she has a handful of other journals to keep her busy until she sneaks her way back into the QaF and SPN fandom under new names.

wow... I wondered since a month where she had gone...
thanks for clarifying.

this is a really sad story.
I wonder why ppl just can't get along well online... in every fandom there's major attention whores, but if there's money/donations involved, then it gets really ugly.
this is just repulsive!!

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