June 23, 2004

Plain Layne, Again. . . Layne-Watch III

The truth is out there.

Posted by Ryan at June 23, 2004 02:51 PM

for whatever reason, i'm so sick and uninterested in of all this. i figured she was fake for a long time, for numerous reasons that other's have pointed out, and so i really don't understand this cult mentality. i guess it's my first introduction to the power of "net" fixations. "she"'s gone. "she" wasn't real. get over it. good storyteller? yes. reason to get your panties in a bunch? no.

why are people so fixated on this?

Posted by: leblanc at June 23, 2004 03:11 PM

Dammit, Layne had better not turn into the cyber equivalent of Elvis and Jimmy Hoffa.

At least we know the personage of Layne is still active and not gone from the universe.

Sadly, I'm finding that I care less and less as each day passes.

Posted by: Johnny Huh? at June 23, 2004 03:12 PM

on second thought, the only aspect i'm interested in with this is the actual fixation by all "her" readers. i am finding it mildly entertaining that so many people are digging around the net trying to find out the real person behind the nympho-geek-bi-MN-blogger. perhaps that's where the hook is? the detective part of it? or is it just the *idea* that a person can create such an online persona that hooks so many people in that is fascinating to the spectators? culturally, i think it's indicative of a lot of very strange things going on in this world today.

Posted by: leblanc at June 23, 2004 03:15 PM

leblanc, about the only vestige of fascination I have left in me is the desire to know who it was, and why they did it. I think that's a pretty universally human want. From the sounds of it, the truth is even more compelling and interesting than the fiction, and I'm glad to know that there's a good chance I'll learn what that truth is somewhere down the line. It's the whole closure thing, mmmkay?

Posted by: Ryan at June 23, 2004 03:16 PM

I agree with you Ryan, I'm just curious about the story behind the story.

I do find it interesting though that when my blog disappeared for awhile, noone thought I was fake.

Posted by: Jay at June 23, 2004 03:44 PM

It's probably because no one reads it.

Posted by: Jay at June 23, 2004 03:45 PM

I learned the whole genesis of Plain Layne. More than that, I learned the story behind the story - which, in the end, is a much more interesting tale than the whole "Layne" phenomenon itself.

This is the part that makes me want to stab him in the heart with a coffee cup. Because, like Ryan, the only thing I'm really interested in at this point is the punch line. The joke's gone on long enough. Everybody's talking. Now give me the fucking money shot so I can put in another video. (look, mixed mataphors)

Posted by: Joshua at June 23, 2004 04:01 PM

Pure speculation, based off more speculation on Mitch's blog, I have a reasonable degree of certainty that your Plain Layne author is here: http://pview.findlaw.com/view/3337375_1?noconfirm=0

Posted by: Bob at June 23, 2004 06:08 PM

Bob, that just won't do. What is your substantiative evidence? The suspense is KILLING me!

Posted by: leah at June 23, 2004 06:16 PM

Thanks anyway Bob, found the back up on Mitch's site...

Posted by: leah at June 23, 2004 06:25 PM

Yep...the who and the why and I'll be satisfied.

Posted by: Lily at June 23, 2004 07:25 PM

What Lily said. What Ryan said.

At this point, all I want is whodunnit. and whydunnit.

oh, and I'd like to have some sort of accurate, author-approved historical archive (hey, I'm a librarian)

that's it. 3 things. I simply don't care about the rest anymore.

(*grumbles, goes back to bed*)

Posted by: Ryan/Quiplash at June 23, 2004 09:54 PM

oh, and I want play myself in the movie

Posted by: Ryan/Quiplash at June 23, 2004 09:55 PM


I want TO play myself in the movie version. I mean, that's why Mitch is holding out, right? They're working out the book and movie deals befoer they unveil the author.

Posted by: Ryan/Quiplash at June 23, 2004 09:57 PM

What kind of blog-drama-soap opera did you get me involved in?
"Hey Mandy, I found this great writer called Plain Layne. You HAVE to read her blog."

And so I went to read her blog and now, two years later the whole thing was a fake. See if I listen to you again.

Posted by: Mandy at June 24, 2004 07:57 AM

Now that Mitch has kind of lost his scoop and the name has been revealed maybe he will tell the story behind the story sooner rather than later. Wouldn't it be interesting if the author wrote it in the style of Plain Layne???? Anyway, I don't miss the blog Plain Layne other than the chance to react to the posts with all of the other regular commenters. I found the regulars fun and irritating and witty and charming and obnoxious and I visited their blogs to learn more about them.

Posted by: amelia at June 24, 2004 08:42 AM

Oh come on! There has to be an Odin Soli limerick in you somewhere!

Posted by: Lily at June 24, 2004 12:45 PM
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