I love to do a random journal search. I just learned about a whole world I had no idea existed. A few years ago I made the same kind of discovery when I stumbled across some slash. Which, to this day, I’m simultaneously repelled and entertained by.

Anyway, who knew that there is a whole community (or, I guess, communities) out there of people who pretend to be famous people? It’s online role playing where you join up and pick a person you want to pretend to be — Ashlee Simpson, Paris Hilton and the OC cast seem to be very popular. And then you just keep a journal as this person. You can see it in action at http://www.aftercelebrity.com.

I got wise to this by finding a journal by a kid who plays one of the OC kids. And his latest entry was a FULL-ON rant about people stealing other people’s characters and icons (icons are a very big deal). And how the lying backstabbers are driving all the really brilliant writers out. And how he’s one of the last great writers left and now he’s leaving too. He made a passionate case, using lots of CAPS and screen captures of IM dialogues and dated photos of celebrities to prove icon theft.

The best part is how he slipped back and forth from speaking as himself to speaking as his character.


3 responses to this post.

  1. I’m guessing that occasionally you, too, have to say I love the internet.


  2. I used do the same thing with the random searching but inevitably every 3rd LJ belongs to some teenage goth girl and nowadays I immediately feel like a dirty old man.


  3. I just checked it out. Wow. Some people have a lot of free time.


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