So chritter's post about a rather prolific commenter/GTer last night was revealing and sad. Because the internet comes with a whole lot of baggage and the issue of imposters online is not new and will likely to continue forever.

I've been hanging around Gawker/Jezebel since 2009. I was using a different handle (one that I deleted partly because of the Great Gawker Hack and because once, when I was in a bad place emotionally and turned to GT for consolation, I received a negative response from a GTer and just crumbled, and deleted that account) and I was a starred commenter on Gawker TV!

I don't remember how I wound up on GT, but I liked the sense of community and encouragement here. I'm not as prolific as many of you here but I do remember a few names from a few years ago. While we are contending with #raffeygate of late, I still remember the whole incident with GareBear. Wherever and whoever these people are, I hope they are doing well and not hurting themselves or other people through their actions online.

I think I'm one of the handful of GTers who do not live stateside/EU. When you guys are awake and starting your day, I'll be winding down after a day's work and getting ready for bed. I live vicariously through the meet-up updates and hope that maybe one day I'll be able to pop by one of these meetings and say hello!

Until then, this is me, in my grandmotherly nightgown.

Thoughts on #raffeygate