Fang Talks

The heart is the strongest muscle.

Oh man, oh man. I (and many others) got messed with so hard.

You may know Nasreen from my comments section, or perhaps you’ve even visited her blog. Yesterday, she sent out [this](https://grovesofspears.blogspot.nl/2017/02/be.html) blog post. If you click through, you’ll find some guy confessing to having written under multiple fake identities over a surprisingly long span of time. It’s the internet, so I shouldn’t be surprised. But, I sort of am?

The way Nasreen ran her blog seemed pretty personal, especially when she wrote about her family, or showed us pictures or herself or loved ones. But as it turns out, she’s not who she showed us she was. Her entire existence was a facade, a fictional persona used by a writer to get words to the paper. A bit of a shock initially, but now it just gets more fascinating the more I think about it.

It’s weird. On the internet, nobody really knows who you are. They can guess, based on the information you present, but that’s just it: it’s all in your hands.

Identity on the internet is funky like that.
~ Fang

Comments

  • 08/02/2017 (3:47 AM)

    I knew that Nas wasn’t Nas, and I had often dropped joking hints about it, but that’s because I thought she was just a writing experiment from Katy (previous persona, who dropped hints about it herself). Katy was someone we’d known since we first started blogging years ago. However, I was shocked myself when I found out Katy wasn’t real. That one definitely blew my mind.

    I had a great bamboozle.

    https://img.ifcdn.com/images/45590024c942a8f14ba937f03f811b071815b821f77ae11b974acf3fcb965220_1.jpg

  • 07/02/2017 (8:52 PM)

    I was taken in by Nasreen too and felt really confused to start with, but I always felt there was something not quite right about her posts. Beautifully written but with no real soul, so in a way I wasn’t surprised to find out why. :)

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