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(Daily Mail)   Remember your "girlfriend in Canada?" This woman invented a whole family, including a dying kid, and kept it up for 10 years. Still no cure for cancer   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 63
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2012-06-09 08:45:20 AM  
I'm torn between genuinely feeling sorry for the deep-seated emotional problems causing this charade, and just calling her a c*nt.

Given that polite society precludes me from using the word "coont" as often as I would like to, I'm thinking about taking advantage of this opportunity.
 
2012-06-09 10:32:10 AM  
www.davidlouisedelman.com

Problem?
 
2012-06-09 11:52:36 AM  
So she is single?
 
2012-06-09 11:53:17 AM  
Well atleast the cure for cancer money really went there. She wasn't ripping anyone off.
 
2012-06-09 11:53:17 AM  
In my time on the internet, I've found about a half dozen of these completely delusional, highly detailed psuedo-realities. Usually not even worth pointing out... just walk away and be glad you're not living like that.
 
2012-06-09 11:53:26 AM  
www.heartlessdoll.com
 
2012-06-09 11:54:58 AM  
She is one of the most advanced Bunburyists I know.
 
2012-06-09 11:56:26 AM  
Ohio is now in Canada?
 
2012-06-09 11:57:58 AM  
They should reinstate public shaming for people like this. Put her in a pillory right next to "The woman who wasn't there"

/google her if you don't know
 
2012-06-09 12:00:28 PM  
I admire her. I barely make it to work on a good day.
 
2012-06-09 12:01:22 PM  
Catfish?
 
2012-06-09 12:01:53 PM  
I was honestly expecting this to be about a different family-inventing, attention-whoring psycho hose beast from Canada, one that I used to be friends with several years back. Is this a thing now? Why the hell is this a thing?
 
2012-06-09 12:03:02 PM  
Munchhausen by Internet?
 
2012-06-09 12:03:26 PM  
If she didn't gain anything materially from it then I'm not upset at what she did. Would the people not have donated to the cancer charity if they hadn't been following this sad story? If so, then they are the sick ones who were paying for emotional porn to make themselves feel better.
 
2012-06-09 12:03:42 PM  

Reversed: They should reinstate public shaming for people like this. Put her in a pillory right next to "The woman who wasn't there"

/google her if you don't know


What would that accomplish? Vengeance perhaps? Certainly not justice. And definitely not reform. I think what you actually desire, in some hidden recess of your mind, is to drag her out back and put a bullet in the back of her head.

Maybe we should do that. If we're not reforming these people, if we're not correcting them, maybe we ought to kill them. Will she feel sorry for what she did in thirty years?
 
2012-06-09 12:05:41 PM  

dickfreckle: I'm torn between genuinely feeling sorry for the deep-seated emotional problems causing this charade, and just calling her a c*nt.


You kiddin'? She's farking brilliant! LonelyGirl15 has nothing on her!
 
2012-06-09 12:10:55 PM  
I had a girlfriend who:

1) Invented a company she claimed to own.
2) Invented a contract for that company with Rosie O'Donnell.
3) Invented a charity she ran.
4) Invented an uncle with a tow company to have an explanation for why she went out at night.
5) Pretended she owned a house that didn't exist.
6) Claimed her mother had cancer and said that was why she lived with her.

None of it was true. The first 4 were to hide the fact she was a stripper. The last 2 were to hide the fact she was basically homeless.

And you have no idea how weird it is when you wake up one day and realize you have someone living with you and you never agreed to it.
 
2012-06-09 12:11:58 PM  
This is nothing new - people have been making crap up to get sympathy and attention from others since, well, forever. It's just easier than ever thanks to the internet.

The unique thing about this story isn't that some young girl created a fictional world - the unique thing is that she got *caught* doing it.
 
2012-06-09 12:13:20 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-06-09 12:15:08 PM  

casual disregard: Ohio is now in Canada?


www.nyu.edu

/does she have a mouth like a hoover?
 
2012-06-09 12:25:19 PM  
what's her fark handle?
 
2012-06-09 12:26:50 PM  
Play me a song Curtis Lowe, Curtis Lowe...well I got your whiskey money tune up your old Dobro...
 
2012-06-09 12:27:12 PM  

giantpiraterobot: In my time on the internet, I've found about a half dozen of these completely delusional, highly detailed psuedo-realities. Usually not even worth pointing out... just walk away and be glad you're not living like that.


On one board I used to frequent a woman created a fake persona including a fake Myspace with fake friends. She was internet dating another poster on this board and rather than just breaking up with him, she faked her death in an auto accident. One of her 'friends' happened to have her password to her account and thought to come online within an hour of her 'death' to let everyone know.

Of course people were suspicious. One poster who lived in the same city as the fake said there hadn't been reports of any auto accidents. That poster even called the city police and morgue to see if anyone had died that day.

Within a few hours of the death, a new person registered an account and started posting. The person posted in the exact same style and used the same phrases as the fake. Everyone called her out on it. She eventually admitted it.

The sad thing is that the internet bf believed she had died and left the board for a while. When he came back, he was crushed and infuriated that he had been manipulated like that. He seemed like a sweet but pretty innocent kid.
 
2012-06-09 12:31:04 PM  

Trance750: [www.heartlessdoll.com image 480x320]


My girlfriend is from the Niagra Falls area so I'm getting a kick out of your post.
 
2012-06-09 12:35:04 PM  

oukewldave: Munchhausen by Internet?


It's more likely than you think.
 
2012-06-09 12:39:01 PM  
Unidentified Flying Gravestone Image

I WANT TO BEREAVE
 
2012-06-09 12:43:22 PM  
Hm. I just saw this episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent a couple of days ago.

IMDB
 
2012-06-09 12:47:20 PM  

Mrs.Sharpier: what's her fark handle?


Kitwilly

:P
 
2012-06-09 12:47:28 PM  

aerojockey: She is one of the most advanced Bunburyists I know.


100 internet points for the Oscar Wilde reference.
 
2012-06-09 12:48:47 PM  
11 years - she's 22 and using Facebook - eleventy years ago? I uh um - she started this at age eleventy?
#1) this doan add up
#2) I wuz tole there'd be no maths
 
2012-06-09 12:56:18 PM  
George Costanza can only stand back and admire her ability to sustain a lie...then his twitch made him bump his elbow.
 
2012-06-09 12:59:29 PM  

oukewldave: Munchhausen by Internet?


She was behind a proxy... so it's Munchhausen by proxy by internet?
 
2012-06-09 01:02:05 PM  

SharkTrager: I had a girlfriend who:

1) Invented a company she claimed to own.
2) Invented a contract for that company with Rosie O'Donnell.
3) Invented a charity she ran.
4) Invented an uncle with a tow company to have an explanation for why she went out at night.
5) Pretended she owned a house that didn't exist.
6) Claimed her mother had cancer and said that was why she lived with her.

None of it was true. The first 4 were to hide the fact she was a stripper. The last 2 were to hide the fact she was basically homeless.

And you have no idea how weird it is when you wake up one day and realize you have someone living with you and you never agreed to it.


So you got to bang a stripper? Stuck you d*ck in crazy, didn't you? Oh well, we all gotta do it once.
 
2012-06-09 01:03:46 PM  

OldRod: oukewldave: Munchhausen by Internet?

She was behind a proxy... so it's Munchhausen by proxy by internet?


So if she was behind seven proxies?......

static.blol.me
 
2012-06-09 01:05:11 PM  
a 22 year old med student has been duping people for 11 years? either this doesnt make sense or she was a staggeringly competent 11 year old to pull something like this off.

/smells funny to me
//article writer doing the same?
 
2012-06-09 01:05:25 PM  

oobiedoobie: Play me a song Curtis Lowe, Curtis Lowe...well I got your whiskey money tune up your old Dobro...


Ya missed it by that much. try it again one thread over...
 
2012-06-09 01:08:03 PM  
Too young to be my roommate from the 80s. Pre internet and pre caller ID, she would spend hours on the phone to adoption agencies being 'talked out of an abortion'. Not pregnant.

She also random dialed strangers to talk about her pregnancy crisis or to threaten suicide. Pretended she was 12 or 13 and talked in a kiddie voice. Must be having a grand time with the internet. She didn't know I'd stayed home from work one day and I was too farking scared to come out of my room.

She ended up being a nanny. Has to be locked away somewhere by now.
 
2012-06-09 01:13:20 PM  

The Flexecutioner: a 22 year old med student has been duping people for 11 years? either this doesnt make sense or she was a staggeringly competent 11 year old to pull something like this off.

/smells funny to me
//article writer doing the same?


She might very well have been a very intelligent eleven year old. It probably started out as just a blog, and maybe a MySpace page. The main character paralleled the life she's on the road to leading (she's a medical student, the main character was a surgeon), and it was probably just sort of a fantasy 'when I grow up, I want my life to be like this'. And then she started writing more, and more, and more.

I could see it developing like that. Hell, it might have originally even started as a school assignment, around that age I would get those 'what will you be like as an adult' assignments now and then. Only, this time, instead of just writing out her fantasy life in a journal and then chuckling about it years later, she wrote it on the internet. And people gave her attention, and that fed it.

At least she knew not to cross the line and never collected money of any sort. Yeah, it's a bit skeevy what she did, but she didn't cheat people out of cash. She just pulled on their emotions.

/it will be interesting to see how many more cases like this pop up as the years go by
 
2012-06-09 01:18:01 PM  

oukewldave: Munchhausen by Internet?


It's like vehicular homicide by texting. Gotta update our laws to stay abreast of technology.
 
2012-06-09 01:20:37 PM  

SharkTrager: And you have no idea how weird it is when you wake up one day and realize you have someone living with you and you never agreed to it.


Sorry about that, dude. I'll be out by Thursday. Swear.
 
2012-06-09 01:23:33 PM  
while I know this sort of thing has been going on for hundreds, if not thousands of years, it still was freaky when my sister inlaw faked cancer to get a bunch of pity/money. When the scam collapsed she did 6 months in jail plus restitution. Bummer part is those folks who donated cash will never see a dime back.

/CSB
or possibly
/sis inlaw did this, so I'm getting a kick.
//Crazy is still crazy.
 
2012-06-09 01:26:58 PM  

Reversed: They should reinstate public shaming for people like this. Put her in a pillory right next to "The woman who wasn't there"

/google her if you don't know


As long as all the chumps who are seriously upset by a random fake internet blog are right up there with her, I'm fine with that.

(Okay, not really--I still fail to see the reason why anyone gives a fark about this.)
 
2012-06-09 01:27:02 PM  
crockettlives.files.wordpress.com

Remember, it's not a lie if you believe it.
 
2012-06-09 01:38:27 PM  

RibbyK: So you got to bang a stripper? Stuck you d*ck in crazy, didn't you? Oh well, we all gotta do it once.


Oh, I've banged a few. All of them were crazy.

This one was supposed to be an ex=stripper. She had a whole bunch of people fooled.

That's when I learned there is no such thing as an ex-stripper.
 
2012-06-09 01:39:51 PM  

Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: The Flexecutioner: a 22 year old med student has been duping people for 11 years? either this doesnt make sense or she was a staggeringly competent 11 year old to pull something like this off.

/smells funny to me
//article writer doing the same?

She might very well have been a very intelligent eleven year old. It probably started out as just a blog, and maybe a MySpace page. The main character paralleled the life she's on the road to leading (she's a medical student, the main character was a surgeon), and it was probably just sort of a fantasy 'when I grow up, I want my life to be like this'. And then she started writing more, and more, and more.

I could see it developing like that. Hell, it might have originally even started as a school assignment, around that age I would get those 'what will you be like as an adult' assignments now and then. Only, this time, instead of just writing out her fantasy life in a journal and then chuckling about it years later, she wrote it on the internet. And people gave her attention, and that fed it.

At least she knew not to cross the line and never collected money of any sort. Yeah, it's a bit skeevy what she did, but she didn't cheat people out of cash. She just pulled on their emotions.

/it will be interesting to see how many more cases like this pop up as the years go by


I was reading another article about this story that had more details and pretty much this. She started out on Freindster-type site when she was 11 and was messing around with making up stories and it got out of hand,
 
2012-06-09 01:42:09 PM  
I'd like to make up a couple of children next time I switch jobs so I won't hear "you should be the one to do the weekend work since you don't have kids to go home to." And maybe take a few extra sick days a year because little Cody and Caleb aren't feeling well.

As far as the women in the article goes, I'm trying to determine who is the victim. At worst the people whose photos she was using could be upset but that's about it.
 
2012-06-09 02:02:46 PM  

gingerjet: casual disregard: Ohio is now in Canada?

[www.nyu.edu image 300x265]

/does she have a mouth like a hoover?


I was hoping that I wasn't the only one to catch the Ave. Q reference in the headline.
 
2012-06-09 02:09:39 PM  

gingerjet: casual disregard: Ohio is now in Canada?

[www.nyu.edu image 300x265]

/does she have a mouth like a hoover?


Her name is Alberta she lives in Vancouver.
 
2012-06-09 02:45:53 PM  

aerojockey: She is one of the most advanced Bunburyists I know.


That was about homosexuality
 
2012-06-09 02:56:14 PM  

shooboxx77: Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: The Flexecutioner: a 22 year old med student has been duping people for 11 years? either this doesnt make sense or she was a staggeringly competent 11 year old to pull something like this off.

/smells funny to me
//article writer doing the same?

She might very well have been a very intelligent eleven year old. It probably started out as just a blog, and maybe a MySpace page. The main character paralleled the life she's on the road to leading (she's a medical student, the main character was a surgeon), and it was probably just sort of a fantasy 'when I grow up, I want my life to be like this'. And then she started writing more, and more, and more.

I could see it developing like that. Hell, it might have originally even started as a school assignment, around that age I would get those 'what will you be like as an adult' assignments now and then. Only, this time, instead of just writing out her fantasy life in a journal and then chuckling about it years later, she wrote it on the internet. And people gave her attention, and that fed it.

At least she knew not to cross the line and never collected money of any sort. Yeah, it's a bit skeevy what she did, but she didn't cheat people out of cash. She just pulled on their emotions.

/it will be interesting to see how many more cases like this pop up as the years go by

I was reading another article about this story that had more details and pretty much this. She started out on Freindster-type site when she was 11 and was messing around with making up stories and it got out of hand,


I almost feel bad for her, to be honest - at 22 she's trying to extricate herself from a mess that started with a lie at age 11. What a train wreck.
 
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