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The Man Who Dated Himself - one man fakes his girlfriend on Twitter, is obsessively catalogued by blogger.
posted by mippy (33 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Short, unsubstantiable article, way thin for a post. -- cortex



 
blah blah blah blah
next to nothing in this story is verifiable
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posted by Wolfdog at 10:19 AM on March 25, 2011


She goes to a different school, dude.
posted by fixedgear at 10:20 AM on March 25, 2011 [2 favorites]


It probably isn't, but it does make one wonder why another woman is desperate to 'expose' the chap. We are all personas to a degree online.
posted by mippy at 10:24 AM on March 25, 2011


I imagine this happens a LOT.
posted by LordSludge at 10:24 AM on March 25, 2011


I know I've also dated myself -- typically when I start talking about that great band Paul McCartney used to play for before "Wings", but what's a Perkins-oh-crap-I-can-already-order-from-the-friggin-Seniors-menu??? guy to do?
posted by Mike D at 10:25 AM on March 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


i married myself
i'm very happy together
i married myself
i'm very happy together
posted by Sticherbeast at 10:26 AM on March 25, 2011 [2 favorites]


Lonely person is lonely. Why is someone spending this much time to "expose" this guy?
posted by spaltavian at 10:28 AM on March 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


The story on Gawker makes it clear that the guy was harassing the blogger, and when she blocked him this "girlfriend" sprang up to keep the harassment going. Target got suspicious, did some homework, and voila.
posted by L'Estrange Fruit at 10:30 AM on March 25, 2011 [2 favorites]


Because that's her shtick/job, I guess. It brings her attention and that's what she built her career on.

Oh, and also what L'Estrange Fruit said.
posted by dominik at 10:32 AM on March 25, 2011


This has been an oddly big issue on reddit. It is always strange when you realize there are whole communities of people, following bloggers like xiaxue in a sort of pocket universe that I have no idea exists. It is like stepping out of your house one day and finding that a pack of velociraptors has nested in your mailbox.
posted by Ad hominem at 10:33 AM on March 25, 2011 [6 favorites]


I knew this would end up here. And probably be deleted. It was pretty funny, though. If you can't stand the heat, don't harass the blogger.
posted by DU at 10:33 AM on March 25, 2011


She lives in Canada.
posted by drezdn at 10:34 AM on March 25, 2011


I dated myself for a while in college. It was just an experiment, though. The break up was pretty messy.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:35 AM on March 25, 2011


Why is this significant in any way?
posted by unSane at 10:39 AM on March 25, 2011


Ad hominem, I got that in the days of Livejournal. The Gothic Lolita communities were the most vicious pack of bitches you'd least expect to find in a community based around wearing frilly bloomers. They put the Freepers on the Guardian's forum to shame for vitriol.
posted by mippy at 10:42 AM on March 25, 2011


This is not the best of my web.
posted by scalefree at 10:43 AM on March 25, 2011


It would've been better if he used a blurry pic of a Real Doll for the Twitter profile.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:44 AM on March 25, 2011


Out of all the photos on the xiaxue blog, I'm most gobsmacked by this one.
posted by Greg Nog at 10:44 AM on March 25, 2011 [2 favorites]


Ad hominem: It is like stepping out of your house one day and finding that a pack of velociraptors has nested in your mailbox.

How big is your mailbox? Velociraptors are larger than you are thinking. Perhaps you mean Hesperonychus?
posted by filthy light thief at 10:45 AM on March 25, 2011 [2 favorites]


Ugh, this is below the level of TMZ.
posted by damn dirty ape at 10:48 AM on March 25, 2011


Nobody is being forced to post in this thread. If you don't like it FIAMO or just move on.
posted by futz at 10:48 AM on March 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Why is someone spending this much time to "expose" this guy?

Why would this guy spends so much time setting up a fake girlfriend just to say racist and harrassing things to a random popular blogger?
posted by muddgirl at 10:48 AM on March 25, 2011 [2 favorites]


I also have dated myself. According to carbon-14 levels I am from the late 20th century
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 10:48 AM on March 25, 2011 [4 favorites]


It's really much less "obsessive blogger and the dude she targeted" than "racist asshole gets outed bigtime".
posted by L'Estrange Fruit at 10:49 AM on March 25, 2011 [2 favorites]


And without enabling scripts on the main linked page, this is what I see - the most boring story ever.
Peter Coffin: The strange story of a boy, a model and his 'girlfriend'

[image]

Kimi Kobayashi, who none of you know because she goes to school in the next school district and she has super-strict parents so she can't come out.
Given the discussion in this thread, I don't know if I'm really missing anything.
posted by filthy light thief at 10:49 AM on March 25, 2011


I've dated my right hand.

But I cheated with my left. shhhhhhhhh
posted by Splunge at 10:50 AM on March 25, 2011


Here's a direct link to Xiaxue's blog post, which is more interesting to me than the Metro article.
posted by muddgirl at 10:52 AM on March 25, 2011 [2 favorites]


This is just sad...
posted by Blasdelb at 10:54 AM on March 25, 2011


Also, it's clear from the blog post that he didn't make up the girlfriend just to torment some woman he doesn't like... the fake girlfriend was already created... for comedic reasons I guess? Just for creepiness?
posted by muddgirl at 10:55 AM on March 25, 2011


But I cheated with my left. shhhhhhhhh

Saturday night was for wives, but Friday night was always for the girlfriends.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 10:55 AM on March 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Christ, I wish I was ambidextrous so I could have a threesome...
posted by Samizdata at 10:57 AM on March 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


The way that piece is written makes the situation sound a lot more complicated than it really is.
posted by Mister_A at 10:58 AM on March 25, 2011


It's really much less "obsessive blogger and the dude she targeted" than "racist asshole gets outed bigtime".

Indeed! That's why I find the story so fascinating. It's not just "lonely guy is lonely, creates imaginary girlfriend"; it's a severely angry white guy who uses a beautiful-asian-girl mask to make his clunky bluster more palatable. I kind of want to tape up arrow signs in the White American Akira thread from the other day, directing people over here if they want to see White American Cultural Imperialism at its most appalling.

Amazon customers who were fascinated by Peter Coffin also bought:
this tweet

posted by Greg Nog at 10:58 AM on March 25, 2011


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