The Msscribe Story, Afterword One
for Aja, for the poem, the trendsetting apology, and -- most of all - the fabulous close shave! But my heart belongs to Mina...
It looks like I will not be required to pay that $1000 to Msscribe's favorite charity. Both Angua9 and Oulangi have called the police department that Msscribe told Nimbus Security chief ari_o had handled her case and confirmed that they have no records of such a case. I'll quote both of their reports.
Record of a Phone Conversation
I was talking to ari_o off and on here, and she was really struggling to get a handle on this. It was clear that Dionne had deceived her and been quite nasty around the net. At the time random people were showing up in ari_o’s journal or emailing her, demanding she explain herself and give them proof. This is hella uncool guys. No, really. It also tends to make people feel like they’re backed into a corner. I doubt she wanted or saw herself in the role she was being cast as defending Dionne. Instead I see her as being blindsided by a truck, only to get up and get hit by the bus coming from the opposite direction.
I want to address two real people. One is the actual "Louis", a man in his fifties with the same name as Msscribe's alleged stalker, who was found in various online databases by commenters in the Bad_Penny community. I feel badly about him. I learned of his existence about two days before I published my account, and I then had to think carefully about whether or not to include the full name of Msscribe's "Fermatojam" in this account. Obviously, I decided to, because I thought it would help in getting the truth out. I sincerely hope that no embarrassment or harrassment ever comes to that man because of Msscribe's actions or mine.
The other is Babygrrl/Infinitus. The additional information provided in the comments by flyingphoenix -- both her memories of Babygrrl and the IP she provided, which does not match any of Msscribe's -- have convinced me more than ever that Babygrrl was a real person, as has some other information I have received. Both Flyingphoenix and a commenter on my LJ named _____faith have noted that Babygrrl seems to have visited Portkey recently. She last visited on April 20, 2006. I believe that she might have gone there to delete her fanfiction. Four stories were posted and I skimmed some of them when I began this write-up in April. Her author page now contains no stories.
Whether Babygrrl/Infinitus was Msscribe's dupe or accomplice I still don't know, and I don't plan to pursue it, or her.
About the venue... As many have correctly speculated, I chose to publish, or rather to publicize, this unauthorized biography on Journalfen rather than Livejournal because I feared the sometimes capricious and hastily-applied Terms of Service deletions on Livejournal. I also should admit that I cherished hopes of inspiring Fandom_Wank moderators to do some IP investigating, for which I do thank them very much. flyingphoenix's contribution from Portkey.org was an unanticipated and glorious surprise.
What I plan to do next is to leave the ten chapters as they currently are on the Bad_Penny community, without making any further revisions. They can stand as a historical record, along with the comments. I will -- at my leisure -- revise the ten chapters on my LJ and JF accounts to reflect all the new information I have already received, and that people are still sending me. If I'm feeling energetic and generous, I may even provide a reference list of the people involved in the story. My intended audience was people in the Harry Potter fandom, and I perfectly understand that the many names might be frustrating to an outsider. I mean, Aja's LJ names alone...!
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