Kimmer has bragged about writing articles for many years under different pen names, some of them male. Could one of them be Sam Redman? The new poster at LCF that came in as her supporter the other day? The same Samuel that defended Kimmer on ALC when the controversy started?
I don’t know the answers to these questions but would like to share parts of a post by Sam Redman from 1999. (Click on the link for the full text. I took the liberty to cut out most of the ramblings and inserted paragraph breaks for readability.)
His musings were in response to the question:
……….I could earn money as a writer, but I always felt dishonest about it because i was never writing anything I believed in or in any kind of style that I knew as my own, but I was always willing to prostitute the ability which came from some internal fount that I have never understood, just so I could continue to be, to exist to, always in my mind, do nothing.
I was just about to run out of my last stash of money, which I had gotten by my usual method of journalistic deception……….
…….I spent the next afternoon studying the various geography texts so that I was completely familiar with one particular area.
Then I sat in my apartment……..I began to recount the dishonest adventure stories of my personal experiences………..or any other wild and crazy adventure that caught my mind’s eye, often stimulated by studying the massive catalog which I had gotten from the Image Bank or other such photography service.
I would look until I found a photo or especially a series of photos and then I would escape to flights of fancy and perhaps an hour later a finished manuscript would emerge, written by one of my alter egos………
So work for me has always been something I have done on a lark, in a spurt of prostituted inspiration in order to survive, and has really been what I do on my time off, my “day off” in the terminology of the workaday world. And so as my money ran out I looked for yet another writing scam……..
— Sam Redman (sam @ samredman . com), October 05, 1999
While this is supposed to be fiction, doesn’t it look as if it describes Kimmer’s method to create sockpuppets?
Prudentia has an ongoing discussion about who and what Sam Redman is.