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what happened to inner_justin?
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.

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Are you surprised someone is reluctant to say those things openly seeing as most fans who know what Karyn did completely excuse her behavior? If this fandom reacted the way I'd expect anyone to react to a scam, instead of enabling the perpretator by keeping quiet and excusing her with "oh, it's completely okay to spend months deliberately and cynically deceiving other people's for personal gain when you're a creative person like her", I'd probably comment the hell out of this post under my own username.

BTW, I'm not the anon who posted the quotes, I'm another person who's baffled at how my fandom is ready to forgive Karyn as soon as she comes back to write her fics and I suspect that if I spoke up, I'd be condemned by everyone for being unkind, or something.

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I found out about all this from a well-filtered (I think?) post over a week ago and since then I haven't seen anyone bring up the situation publicly. I don't understand it, stuff like this shouldn't be a secret, it should be out there as a warning at least, for the people who still miss her and those who might end up running into her in the future and trusting her. It's not like Karyn disappeared from the internet, she's enjoying herself in a new fandom, no doubt patting herself on the back for getting away with something like this.

I haven't seen anyone defending her either. Actually, just the opposite. Plus, just my opinion, who cares? I know I must sound cyncial, but really, she was a 'loose' cannon from the first time I met her. Emotionally a wreck, unstable, and I barely knew her! I liked her stories. She had a great imagination. Not surprised she fantasized about her own life as well. Did she ask for money from people? Cause if she did, that's a scam and ppl need to be aware. But I have close, good friends on LJ, that I would never give money to! I'm a firm believer in neither a lender nor a borrower be. I'd give advice, lead them in the right direction to get help, be a friend and listen....but it ends there with online friends. Pretty much with rl friends too since I've been burnt lending ppl money before.
As for the 'Karyn' situation. To me, it's much to do about nothing, except to her close friends who were hurt. They expressed their pain and moved on. She's no longer a concern for them. And I know who they are, they don't post anon. I don't get that either. Why would you be afraid of her? Really? She's the one who's been proven to be a liar, not you.

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