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The Persistence of Yuliya
You may remember my entry from early July in which I quoted a message I'd received "out of the blue" from one "Yuliya" who claimed to live in "Kazan." Well, I keep receiving comments on it from people who have received similar missives. Some appear to share my ironic distance from the subject. Others seem to care deeply about exposing the scam they have discerned. Taken collectively, the comment thread has a strange sort of beauty, juxtaposing Yuliya's inventive letters, which vary in the details if not their underlying purpose, with the responses to them. residentcharlie even passed on a photo that Yuliya had sent him:

I find the image strangely compelling. Although being deployed in the service of what is almost certainly deliberate deceit, the truth recorded by the objectif makes that deceit double back on itself into a melancholy that can't be laughed away. I'm starting to wonder whether it would be possible to reassemble the material that's been accumulating in that comment thread into some sort of art project, one that would go beyond the spam poetry I've posted here in the past to get at something deeper.

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From: ex_benlinus Date: August 25th, 2006 10:46 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
She looks like one of my ex's, save for the fact that she's holding that pen in her right hand and not my severed penis.

tommix From: tommix Date: August 26th, 2006 12:22 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
So she was left handed?
schencka From: schencka Date: August 26th, 2006 08:28 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Mmm. I love that Freudian backformation move in the morning. --a
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 27th, 2006 03:16 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I call it Nachtregularkeit.
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