Virtual Reality and the 3Ds*  

rockwriter58 56M
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6/6/2005 2:30 pm

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Virtual Reality and the 3Ds*

(June 23, 2006) The recent controversy concerning hoaxes has raised your humble author/editor’s interest. The compulsion to write about this and other recent mysteries has spurred this limited blog revival.

For those who don’t realize it, this blog and its location float in cyberspace. That’s a place where people can remake themselves. What people say is often far removed from reality.

Before this blog was mostly shuttered, it liked to tilt at the windmills of the internet. Longtime readers know they could often come here to see the fakes exposed.

(The remainder will continue inside.)



rockwriter58 56M
1389 posts
6/23/2006 12:11 pm

Part II

When this blog was suspended, (see On Probation) out went the ability to expose the fakes. But folks know, now that your humble author has left blogging for the most part, the investigative nature of this blog can return now and again. What needed to be said was said. If the blog is closed again, so be it. Your investigative author showed that with the series of posts that begins with Forbidden Secrets.

Although your intrepid investigator has yet to unravel all the mysteries, including those that started long ago in Fakes, some recent experiences have shown the actual nature of virtual reality. Go on IM sometime and if a woman hits on you from out of the blue, be wary that she (if she is a she) is not located in Nigeria. Or Keller, Virginia.

Let me explain. One night during the past month, someone who said they were from Keller, Virginia hit on me in IM. I played out the string, and they started making comments about how they were really overseas on a trip. Where? Well, Nigeria of course, visiting a grandmother. Now, of course, anyone acquainted with the classic Nigerian scams should know this raises grave alarm bells. So I began asking about Keller. How was the mountain view there? Oh, I was told it was a majestic view. Except I know that Keller is located on a barrier island. Of course, there are no mountains there. Then I started to notice the profusion of model quality beauties all from Keller. Which meant anyone from Keller was suspect.

Recently, one of my friends told me about a scam she became wise to through her contacts. Ever wonder about the profusion of women who say they want military men here? Well, some are sincere. But some aren’t. And some aren’t women but really other military men. If they find someone who is married and using this site, they can out the person and ruin their career or they can blackmail them.

So be very careful about what virtual reality allows. Those who have been here long enough know that many are not as they seem.


rockwriter58 56M
1389 posts
6/23/2006 12:12 pm

Part III

That brings us to the hoax involving MyRealLoverOne.

Some claim that MyRealLoverOne died recently and a number of bloggers have posted memorials. But this became controversial when my good friend digdug41 questioned the facts. And he raised excellent questions. Other bloggers such as [blog LIBlonde97] and Kaliedascope61 raised more.

Please note this is the second major controversy involving death hoaxes in the blogs in the past six months. And some of the bloggers who pushed the memorials so hard this time are the same ones who were behind the movement last time. And just like last time, most folks chose to believe what was stated about the so-called death without raising questions. So soon we forget about the manipulations of virtual reality.

I have felt for months that MyRealLoverOne was a fake. Why did I notice him? Well, he was blogging in my region and I couldn’t ignore him. You couldn’t ignore him because he pandered for attention from the female bloggers and usually failed to comment on your blog if you were male, unless you were in the top ranks of bloggers. Oh yes, folks know I am against blog flooders, blog padders, blog glory hounds, blog comment whores and the like. He was all of these. But I could not comment about my feelings because of my suspension. So I let it go.

I was so glad when I relocated and moved my blog to Virginia. His blog was one of the ones I referenced so vaguely in my comments in River Crossing and Housecleaning. I was so glad when I didn’t have to see his obviously false listing on the local board every time I signed into the local blogs.

Why was he suspect? There are so many reasons.

First, examine the facts as he presents them. He is a 35-year-old corporate vice president of a global company, yet he has many hours during the day and evening on many days not only to post but to make comments. And to go on various adventures. During his time blogging he was promoted and transferred twice. Such a hotshot must have had a secretary doing all his work because he was signed on to AdultFriendFinder most of the time. Check his comment logs from the early days and you’ll see this is true. There is no plausible way that he was traveling, working, and playing as much as he claimed and reading and commenting on blogs, not to mention IM and other activities. He said he averaged about three hours on AdultFriendFinder daily. The record in his early days showed much more.

Although he discusses being moved to Canada and Paris, his blog stayed in good ole Maryland. Why? Could it be that he never really moved? It is very easy to ask that a blog move with its author. Why didn’t that happen?


rockwriter58 56M
1389 posts
6/23/2006 12:20 pm

Part IV

Was he really in France in early April as he claims? Was he really with another famous blogger or was he just talking to her on the phone in Seattle? His blog is rather vague on the facts. Was he really sick for two days in Germany earlier in the year as he claims? Or was that just part of the backstory for those who were about to buy his ruse?

Look at the too-perfect story that he spins for us to believe. He has come to AdultFriendFinder because his fiancé has died. This of course engenders sympathy. He is always striking up conversations with children, to seem sensitive and caring. He raised himself up from a life on the streets, abused at the hands of alcoholic parents, only to send himself to college and to succeed. Never mind the inconsistency later of noting how he was enjoying time visiting his parents in Georgia only last month. (The same parents he said he feared and loathed.) He claimed to be someone who made motivational speeches at colleges and to be a former Emergency Medical Technician. He went so far as to claim he tried to rescue a dying woman from a wreck on the highway locally. Yet no story about such a daring rescue attempt ever appeared in The Post, which I read daily.

Now, please tell me that if a 35-year-old daring corporate VP got sick suddenly on a business trip to Asia and was brought home by his family to die that this would not make news somewhere. Why isn’t his obituary in The Post? Why isn’t it in the Journal-Constitution? There’s a real story there if the facts of his demise are true.

Why haven’t any of his defenders told us where we can find the obituary?

My friend digdug41 raised the obituary question first, to his credit. But that avenue of investigation needed to be discussed further. Anyone with basic research skills can go online and plug in some of the facts here and they will come up empty. I challenge any of his defenders to produce the real obituary. Certainly, some profiles have come forward claiming to have worked with MyRealLoverOne and that his death really happened but they do not provide any facts to back up their assertions and the missing obituary remains missing.

And aren’t the posts of death, dying and illness laced through his blog a little obvious? This is some sort of sick performance art by someone who craves attention.

Wake up folks! Virtual reality is messing with your heads again.

To those who need reminding, you cannot libel someone if you do not use their real name. You also cannot libel the dead. If they really are dead.

The feature photo for this post is just one of the fabulous fakes you can find daily without much searching.

*The 3Ds: Dopes, Dupes & Duplicity.

© ♪rockwriter58♪


Kaliedascope61 41M
4084 posts
6/23/2006 2:34 pm

bravo rockwriter, One thing though cuz im having a hard time getting my blog moved from texas to connecticut, and email a day to AdultFriendFinder...and it hasn't changed.

Other than that, I dig they way you went about this, Like a newspaper article, or something in a news style magazine.


JuicyBBW1001 54F

6/23/2006 7:33 pm

I was away from the blogs for sometime and caught bits and pieces of this and posted a memorial out of the sanctity of human life. Whether it is a hoax or not someone dying is never a good thing. Like I said before he hadn't posted since May so who is to say whether or not it is true or not. Personally I think the drama needs to go away and blog land should be the fun place it use to be.

Juicy


rm_DaphneR 58F
7938 posts
6/23/2006 11:06 pm

Good points. Many of which I had also noticed. Stories just weren't adding up.

Have tongue, will use it. Repeatedly.


rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
6/25/2006 10:54 am

Why haven’t any of his defenders told us where we can find the obituary?

Ima still waitin and waiting and waiting.....


digdug41 49M

6/25/2006 11:16 am

AWESOME POST ROCK you took it even further in the true investigative style that we know as the rockwriter 58 miss ya man

roaming the cyber streets of blogland


FeistySyn 52F

6/25/2006 1:20 pm

Said my piece on Dig's blog last night.... nice to see you back my friend

Apparently the depth of depravity here is bottomless... don't you feel right at home?
~~~~~


rm_sj365 55F
2414 posts
6/29/2006 11:03 am

finally! a voice of reason.

well done.


rm_SusieQ27 46F
2093 posts
6/30/2006 1:24 am

Hello Rocky,
How nice to be able to comment on your blogs again, hun.
Anyway, it seems I have been duped again..the Enigma thing got me as well. In fact, I still thought he was a real person too. He even sent me an email, supposedly supplying his real identity and the resaon he couldn't use it , on AdultFriendFinder. So it was all a cruel hoax, was it? Mail me Rocky, hun..with the details..when you have time..ok?

Someone must be behind the persona of MRLO, though. It seems a cruel trick, to pretend death. Surely, if someone wanted to leave a site like this they could just say they had to leave, for personal reasons, there should be no reason to upset people and make them cry. I cried when I read about MRLO...and I really don't like crying, I much prefer to laugh.

Is this the only blog you've posted recently?

Hoping to hear from you soon...about the 'Enigma' thing. I am sooooo confused with all this now, you know.

Luv n stuff {=} Susie {=}


bangstagangsta 40M
12 posts
6/30/2006 6:20 am

ahhhhhh

uz ruund dee kiddeez gaam 'n daa gotz cot juz az skuul iz ovr

dee kiddeez stertz zee storee tellin az yung kideez 'n juz kent qwit

uz ezpoze mee en ur en fur a woopin

gud wurk


rm_1hotwahine 63F
21091 posts
7/2/2006 7:52 pm

Do you think the same people are this easily led in real life?

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]


MissAnnThrope 56F
11488 posts
7/3/2006 12:35 am

On the subject of Nigerian scammers, the site will delete them when you report them. If all else fails, they use one of a few modeling agencies and if this site does nothing, the modeling agency sites will. They don't like their models' pictures being used by scammers.

On the other one, I have my suspicions. Especially since his "friend" who appeared in a few blogs out of the blue had the same exact IP address. That kind of thing will make me suspicious.


redlipprincess 51F
55 posts
7/4/2006 12:28 am

Those who have been here long enough know that many are not as they seem.

*nods*


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