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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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First off, I really wish someone would have told me what was going on, since anyone that knows Karyn knows that she and I were extremely close for years. On the other hand, that also is probably why no one contacted me. I just found this now, from a friend who I'll leave anonymous, who knew about it.

All I want to say, because I am still very torn up about this and processing it, is that Karyn has blocked me, too. I confronted her and she isn't speaking to me, replying to emails or texts, etc. And again - I was maybe her closest friend for three years, at least among the closest few.

I'm really upset that I had to find out this way, and I have a lot of things I'm really confused about. I don't know where the truth and the lies meet, or what was lies and what was truth, beyond what has been obviously uncovered here about her friends. I still feel bad for her, simply because we were so close for so long, and I want to believe she's just sick and is embarrassed, and that's why she's not talking to anyone.

I dunno. I guess I just thought people should know from my side, because it should confirm for a lot of you that it's true, if you're doubting. I don't want people to go attack Karyn or anything, I cared too much for her in the past to hate her now, even after this. But I do think people should know the truth, and her new friends should be aware so she can't manipulate them. That's for her good as well as theirs, I think.

I guess I just wanted people to know that I wasn't involved and had no idea. :( I've been on LJ for YEARS, way longer than I've known her, and I plan on sticking around. I don't want people think I was involved in whatever the hell happened. I was just as fooled as you all.

If you're wondering why there isn't more of an uproar, I honestly think it's because no one knows. Very few people know what happened. I mean, *I* didn't find out until a week later. I'm not saying we should start a witch-hunt, though. Chasing her down or something would just be harassment, and certainly wouldn't help a sick or damaged person become better, or change their behavior.

I hope she's getting help. :( I'm just going to have to deal with the repercussions from this. Losing the person I thought was one of my best friends after like 3 years of friendship, finding out it was all lies, and having her not even REPLY to me... is pretty hurtful. It's going to take me a while to deal with it, I guess.

I know I emailed you right after she deleted her journal to make sure everything was ok. I am sorry that you were also mislead. I know that you two were very close. If I am not mistaken you two had plans to spend Halloween together. I am shocked that she could lie to you her longtime friend and writing partner.

I found both of you through your Kondo story. It is still hard to believe the lies lasted so long.

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