Amanda Todd – One step closer to the truth.

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Sorry about the jpg. Just click on it.

As soon as one thing seems to get resolved, something else crops up that turns a lot of the story upside down again. There is a lot of grief in this – not just for the main participants, but for those other, more innocent victims of the witch hunts, the hatred, the suspicions. And for all those people from all across the world, all those genuine people, all those kids who have cried about this, it’s a terrible shame.

We have – and it saddens me to say this – been severely tricked.  I thought that  I would be jumping for joy as I learned that more and more of what I was saying was coming true, but instead I’m simply becoming more disheartened.

The details I have posted today are true. I will seek to evaluate them as clinically and as precisely as I possibly can. At first, I was just tempted to post the screen cap and leave it up to readers to make up their own minds. But, as usual, I will try to analyse what is behind all of this.

As you will see, the capture is from December 5th, 2010. That’s ten days after ‘cutieelover’ aka Amanda Todd joined BlogTV. What she did, or where she was prior to that, I don’t know at the moment. This is eighteen days before the police arrived on her doorstep on December 23rd.

Note that the BlogTV rules are absolutely clear. I have criticised BlogTV (now YouNow) for allowing things, but to give them credit, they were quite clear about the rules, and very quick to ban people who broke them. There is no real excuse for not knowing that nudity was frowned upon. As we know, cutiielover was banned twelve days later.

Amanda is quite well-known. It is possible that, from the commencement of her membership of BlogTV on November 26th, she could have received quite a following – reputations grow fast online.

Note: this may not be the full online conversation for December 5th. I originally thought that this might be the beginning of it all, but it is possible that there were earlier comments.

The first comment available is a cordial ‘sexy’. The second comment from cutieelover is – well, what? – poignant? Could that be the word? I don’t know. Or it could just be straightforward. Who can tell?

‘im not like that anymore’

What can anyone read into this? It sounds quite forlorn, like she’s realised something, and has decided to stop. On it’s own, it sounds like it’s a finality, but, sadly, we know that just a few days later she was flashing again, and that this behaviour continued on for quite some time. Can we deduce any period of time from this? Like I said – and I hope – her reputation might have simply grown in the previous two weeks, but I retain a slight idea that these are the words of someone who has been quite known for some time. But that is irrelevant, really.

It looks like one of her fans issues a ‘sigh’ of disappointment. Or of shared sadness?

I guess that the next comment is from someone new to the room: ‘what were u like’.  The answer is horrible.

‘a slut’

What in God’s name would make a girl say this? Here are some attempts to explain, but first let me say that it is significant and important. It points strongly towards why so many people used the word ‘slut’ to describe her – it’s the term she has applied to herself. It is actually Amanda herself who first uses the term to describe her own behaviour. People would have read these comments, and no doubt her friends would have heard her say it.

There are two reasons why she should have said this. The first is quite a cold-hearted suggestion; the second is gut-wrenchingly sad. I would prefer to choose the first. It kills me more to choose the second.

The first reason: Amanda is relatively proud of being seen as a slut. It’s a sort of show-off, attention-seeking phrase – ‘Look at me! I’m a slut! I’m not a mundane nobody, I’m someone who boys queue up to see! I’m the centre of attention, and that makes me feel important!’

Look at the news. We live in a society where sluttish behaviour makes you rich and famous. You know the names, I have no need to make a list. Reality TV praises the slut, denigrates the nice people. Look at the magazines aimed at later teens, read by 12-year-olds. In the UK, it’s ‘Nuts’ and ‘Zoo’. And those idiotic cretins who invented ‘slut walks’ – be proud that you look like a slut! Have they ANY idea what they are doing? (OK, reader, I’ll get down off my soap box)

Like so many words these days, slut has lost its meaning. It’s tossed around school playgrounds as easily as the old words like ‘fatty’ and ‘foureyes’. There is a distinct possibility that Amanda uses the term ‘slut’ as a badge of distinction.

The second reason: (this is appallingly sad) Amanda might have had such low self-esteem that she had become used to calling herself a slut. Why she would do this, I don’t know. From family background, I would guess the origin lay elsewhere. There are plenty of vile parents who will destroy their kids’ self-worth, but I don’t see that here. If anything, it might have been the opposite from her parents – they might have built her ego up to massive  proportions.

So why would she tag herself a slut? Did she go online, get naked, expect to get praise but get called a slut? Did she find that the only way to get the BlogTV viewers interested was to behave like a slut? It is extraordinary how dependent kids are on online feedback, and we know that Amanda was addicted to it.

Another, less probable but viable view is this: we know that Amanda possibly suffered from learning difficulties. She may well have had a huge sense that she was, in some way, a disappointment and failure. She had tried desperately to publicise herself online and elsewhere – singing, cheerleading – but it looks like the only thing she, as a person, felt that she truly excelled at, and that got her the attention, was to be a slut.

I must move on. The newbie answers a plaintive and shocked ‘oh’. Someone posts a picture.

‘lol….i kinda like sluts’ – seen as positive feedback?

The newbie asks her what made her change her mind.

‘idk why’ is Kon*** basically answering his own statement two lines above.

Another person enters the room.

Dun*** writes: ‘she is a slut she still is 1’. How is that meant? How is that taken? A joke? An insult? Horrifyingly aggressive male words? Or teen nonsense?

And then we have it:

‘all my friends found my pic’

Not ‘I’ve been stalked’. Not ‘I’ve been blackmailed’. All her friends found her pic. To me, this proves that the blackmail case is now closed. She said this to cover herself. There WAS a lot of stuff going on a la Peyton Ramsey, and it’s all very convoluted. But you can strike ‘blackmail’ and ‘stalker’ from the notebook for now.

I will leave it there for now. Tomorrow, there will be more about what really happened. It might take me time.

So – return to this blog – same Philip time, same Philip channel (that’s old skool Batman, just in case no-one knew).

 

 

 

 

 

Amanda’s last appearance as cutiielover

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Today’s post is the one which has caused me most problems, and the most consternation. Will it cause major trouble, or will it just become yet another piece of Amanda Todd flotsam, floating on the sea of information surrounding the case? Does anyone really care any more?

I have to stop thinking and just get on with it. I had no idea how to approach this. For me, it is quite a key moment, as this photo initiates, probably, a much deeper investigation. As regular readers know, I have, at times, been lost in the forest – wandering off along cul-de-sacs, getting lost, turning back along paths I’ve already trodden more than once. But occasionally I have come upon glades of clarity – certain information shining light on many of the problems.

An honest and trustworthy source sent me this photo, and I will explain what it shows, just in case anyone wonders.

This is the last appearance of Amanda Todd as cutiielover. At almost exactly the same time as Amanda flashed, she was reported, hence the ‘Inappropriate content’ box in the middle. However, those of you following the story will know that Amanda went to great lengths to return as ‘Announcing Amanda’ very soon afterwards.

Note that she had 191 viewers at the time. This is significant. In Amanda’s video, we are led to believe that the ‘photo’ was perhaps the result of quite an intimate one-to-one webcam chat with a trusted friend. This, of course, shows that to be completely untrue. Amanda was aware that she had 191 viewers – it would have been obvious to her, as she would have seen this exact same screen in front of her. So, to a certain extent, it could have been any one of these 191 viewers who passed her video clip to a porn site. Or it could have been any other person on the planet – this video clip could have been sent around from 191 viewers, through various chatroom sites, to phones and laptops everywhere, before ending up where it did. Remember – Amanda was seen as a celebrity in the Capper world.

However, it is likely that the person who spread the video around was in the room at the time. You will see that names have been covered up. It is highly likely that those names are known. There is even a chance that those names might actually see this and know that they have been found out. The names have been blacked out for the time being, and I am not telling you who they are. However, I think I can safely tell you that Kody Maxson is nowhere near this – if people persist in believing that drivel, then so be it, but it is totally wrong. The story that Kody Maxson coerced/enticed/flattered Amanda into flashing is THE most ridiculous part of this case. It has let a lot of people off the hook. At a later point in the blog, I will investigate this further.

You will also see a few comments – like ‘JUST DO IT’. We can imagine the scene. Amanda has appeared. She is well-known and, as far as we know, relatively new to the BlogTV set up. Already, 191 viewers have crowded into the room. Some of them will be heros, some of them blackmailers, some of them will simply be there for the fun of it. Amanda flirts with her audience. Now, at the moment, I have to state things that are mostly rumour for the time being.

It is rumoured that this Amanda appearance was a two-way thing, in that she played to the audience, and was fully aware of the game she was playing. But, without concrete evidence of that, I will only continue with a kinder version.

So – Amanda is in a room with 191 viewers, most of them being a mixture of stupid kids, rabid Cappers, maybe a few perverts. They egg her on – ‘JUST DO IT’ and so on. And she does it. People have seen the entire scene at cameracaptures. She laughs. It’s just a game.

Surely, people can see that this is light years away from the story we are meant to believe. The media would have you think that, at minimum, everything was the equivalent of a one-off Snapchat type of sexting photo. It was what Amanda wanted us to believe. The media does allow a certain leeway. Somewhere in the middle ground, the media would like it to be a story of one small video, maybe one or two, that were created by a naive, innocent young girl who was tricked, cajoled, coerced by some Devil figure. And, of course, a few of the online news breakers have actually shown more details about Amanda’s BlogTV escapades and more, but the general public doesn’t really want to think about all that.

But what this shows is that, on December 17th 2010, Amanda was a willing participant in what was, essentially, an online piece of tomfoolery. I won’t go on too much here, but later in the blog I will describe what I believe actually happened around this time in more detail.

Now look at more detail in the photo. Amanda clearly admits to being 14. I have to admit to being wrong in the past. I had assumed that Amanda might have lied about her age, as she did in so many other places, but here it is clear that she didn’t. That, obviously, means that people should have been aware that she was a minor, and morality should have dictated that people responded accordingly. Some people – in fact, a lot of people – did, hence the reporting and the ban from BlogTV. But for the rest, remember that the BlogTV situation is feral. There is no concept of decency for them.

But here we enter into a dichotomy. At one extreme, the authorities and fervent – how shall I put it? – uninformed people have cried ‘child pornography’. Yet within the melee of nonsense surrounding the case, more people have stated that flashing is, really, an innocent pastime undertaken by naive young girls. So what do we believe here?

Here’s how I put it. The vast majority of people think that child pornography is just that – a level of sexual content in pictures involving children that can be seen as disturbing and evil. It conjures up all our worst nightmares. But flashing is seen just as a harmless activity which, in 99% of cases, it is. The thousands of kids swapping flashing pictures don’t see it as child pornography. It’s become almost a part of growing up. Of Amanda’s audience, many would have seen all of this as just a laugh, all part of the game. The fact that Amanda was 14 was irrelevant – some of the spectators would have been in the same age group. Only a few would have seen the dangers for Amanda, and only a few, if any, would fulfill the criteria of being a pedophile, old-man pervert predator. I will go into more detail later in the blog.

The details show that Amanda is from Canada. It wouldn’t have been difficult to trace her. As we know, her online presence was huge. We can also see the dates of Amanda’s entry into the BlogTV world – November 26th, 2010. Now, surely, this completely destroys the myth that Amanda was 12 and in 7th grade. That is simply not true, but has become part of the mythology. I think I can confidently state that she was 14, at the tail end of being 13, when all this began. The December 18th date is false. That is the date in a different time zone. This all happened on December 17th, Canada time. Shockingly close to the police raid of December 23rd.

Now, what is more interesting is that you can see the half-covered stills from two other archived videos of Amanda – entitled ‘ill be’ and ‘bored’. What does this tell us? It tells us that Amanda’s appearances were archived. She would have not known, perhaps, that she was being capped (I find it hard to believe) but she would have been totally aware that her videos were archived. This complicates matters. Any person could have returned to Amanda’s profile at any point and seen the archives. I don’t know what happened after the ban – I asume that her records were erased. But it shows just how public Amanda was.

Now, this photo really puts the cat amongst the pigeons, and I will have to think hard and dig deeper to work out what happened.

Here is an assumption that I need to clarify: I now assume that this appearance was the one that kicked off all the fuss. We have an absolutely certain date – December 17th, 2010. I assume that this appearance was the one that was passed around her school. I have no data concerning the flash episode where she has her friend with her, but I think it’s obvious that it is around he same time.

So where does this put the blackmailing story? According to Amanda, she flashed once, and it was a year later that the stalker turned up. That is now, clearly, utter nonsense. After December 17th 2010, things must have moved rapidly. It doesn’t make sense. Did a ‘blackmailer’ get his act together almost instantaneously? It’s possible. Within seconds of Amanda’s flash, the picture could have been anywhere, and we all know how quickly things spread. But still, according to reports, Amanda also had time to be banned and then re-appear as ‘Announcing Amanda’, so that would have added a day or two to things. And then the cops arrived on December 23rd.

Amanda’s lies cloud the issue. I hate speculation, but I must admit my gut feelings have, in the past, been very close to the reality of the situation. My gut feeling is that Amanda got caught out about her flashing, and simply panicked and said she was blackmailed.

What I find more confusing is why she continued, and things got worse. This post has gone on a bit too long, and I need to think and find out more details.

Thank you to my source for giving me this information. For my two readers, I hope this wasn’t too much of an anti-climax. I will now revisit the Amanda story – it seems like it’s the millionth time I’ve done so. And by the way – you won’t find any of this online, so there’s no point looking.

I look forward to receiving any comments and any more information that anyone out there can provide. This post hasn’t covered many things today. More will be clarified in later posts.

Please go on to this link for the next instalment:

https://philipjrose.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/the-story-takes-yet-another-bizarre-twist/

 

 

 

 

 

Amanda Todd – information about her videos

99.9% of people viewing this post will, I think, be looking for links to Amanda’s videos.

When this post first appeared, it was a reaction against all the people online who were saying that the videos never existed. Now, even the most ardent Todd fan will have to admit that it wasn’t all about one photo.

It is, of course, illegal to provide links. Even some of the photos here are borderline illegal. However, I have left enough information in to show that there are three known videos of Amanda online. Really, they don’t amount to much. Compared to other activities online, they are pretty innocent.

These are pictures from what I believe to be Amanda’s first online show. I think it’s important to note that she wasn’t alone. She is with her friend.

Amanda is in yellow.

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Amanda found fame on Daily Capper videos, here along with the others:

http://www.metacafe.com/videos_about/the_daily_capper

This was a cartoon that was published. It sums up Amanda quite well.

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I have published this picture to show that Amanda was quite obsessed with putting pics online.

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Though the story says that Amanda was supposedly friendless, this was on her 15th birthday.

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Since I originally made this post, a lot more news has been shown – specifically in the documentary ‘The Sextortion of Amanda Todd’, in which it is acknowledged that Amanda displayed herself in chatrooms and that, when the cops arrived in December 2010, Amanda’s opinion was this ‘it’s no big deal’.

Amanda’s pictures still exist in certain places online. As an example of the type of place they showed up:

http://younownudes.com/ (BlogTV changed its name to YouNow).

I still feel bad about showing pictures of Amanda. So why show them? Even now, so many people deny that they exist. People have accused me of some sort of slut-shaming or victim-blaming, but I still think that it’s important to investigate the Todd story in its entirety. Evidence of her videos appears on these sites.

http://juqh.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/live-amanda-todd-nude-pictures.html

http://israblog.nana10.co.il/blogread.asp?blog=820911

Amanda was active on YouTube, but she had to delete her entire account (isabella100555) as she mentions here:

https://twitter.com/forever_amanda3

Amanda’s life was possibly more complex than we know:

Who is Renan Tarras? Did he really rape Amanda?

http://thedirty.com/gossip/chilliwack/renan-tarras-scum-to-this-earth/

I have Amanda Todd’s chatlogs, which are interesting. The one when she got banned is here:

https://philipjrose.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/amandas-last-appearance-as-cutiielover/

and the strange one is shown here:

https://philipjrose.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/the-story-takes-yet-another-bizarre-twist/

I describe Amanda’s later video here:

https://philipjrose.wordpress.com/2013/06/20/amanda-todd-flashing-the-conclusive-evidence/

What actually happened around December 2010?

Amanda and her friend in the picture were active online. Basically, they were best buddies. Amanda and her friend had a fight, the knowledge of BlogTV came out in the open, all of Amanda’s friends then found out what she was up to.

This friend wrote on Ask.fm about Amanda:  ”DONT EVEN SAY THAT NAME. shes nasty greassy and she has no life so she stays on the computer all day finding fake guys to date in toronto !’

It was all like the movie Mean Girls.

Amanda also used to appear with her friend Shylah Watson. Shylah Watson was the ‘other’ girl in the Mandaa&Shyy videos who used to flash alongside Amanda and on her own. I have left her name because she identifies herself in the 5th Estate documentary.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/mandaa-shyy

Note that the Mandaa&Shyy video was three weeks after the cops arrived to warn Amanda, so it looks like she didn’t learn from that warning.

That’s all folks. Anyone who is genuinely interested in the Amanda Todd story will have to read the rest of the blog. If you were here just to look at her noodz, then for God’s sake, get a grip!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 8 – Where do I go now? The photos

Amendment: This post is about the main photos available online. It was still pretty jumbled at this point.

I approach this blog with no real plan of what I’m going to write. If I sat down and actually mapped out the complexities of it all, and how much research I would have to do to properly do the story justice, I would retreat from the immensity of it all. And then, of course, there’s that old enemy – self-doubt. Does anybody really care about Amanda Todd any more? Does anybody really care about the truth of the situation? I’m not sure. It would help if I got some feedback from people who look at this blog.

But I’ve started, so I might as well continue. I will try not to rush to my conclusions – that the whole story is a pack of lies from a troubled child, with a tragic ending OR that it has been almost completely faked in an attempt to protect her, and she is still alive and under supervision. And I will try not to let boredom and frustration take me down the route of sensationalism – the publication of one of her pictures, or the video, though highly illegal now, would at least give me those empty-calorie thrills of watching my stats go through the roof!

Meanwhile, I would like to thank a few supporters. And also, for my one, lonely follower, I will be commenting about your recent post soon. And I will apologise in advance: I think the story might be slightly out of order over the next few days, but I will do my best to get it back on track.

So – Day 8 begins. My first post will take a step back from the chronology, and look at the infamous photos/videos of Amanda Todd.

It is very difficult to draw real conclusions from the photos and the video, as there is no certainty about the dates. But let’s try. Note: I have no idea where I stand legally concerning the photos. The uncensored ones are definitely a no-go area, and I have a feeling that even the heavily censored ones are too risky. I have supplied a link earlier in my blog – but I think that may be also risky.

By now, most people should be familiar with the main Amanda Todd flashing episodes. There’s the video and accompanying photos, which I will call ‘Yellow Top’; the single photo which I will call ‘Green Top’; and the series of photos I will call ‘Black Top’. All these photos can be found by Googling images using ‘Amanda Todd BlogTV’ or ‘Amanda Todd 4Chan’, but remember to switch the image moderation off. I think the video has completely gone underground – anybody showing it on Facebook will not only get banned, but is likely to be contacted by the police. I think the video still exists on certain sites. It did get posted on Facebook early on, but  have a feeling it might have led to the New Zealand arrest:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/7841362/Teen-questioned-over-global-cyber-bullying

Before I begin, I am aware of the fact that, if Amanda was actually online so much, the amount of pictures doesn’t bear this out. It would be possible to draw the conclusion that she only appeared three times over a couple of years. However, it’s odd to assume that her pictures would be captured EVERY time she was online. Also, in conjunction with the Daily Capper Awards, it is unlikely that, given the plethora of teen girls flashing online, Amanda would have achieved notoriety with so few appearances. Why, for instance, would she have been banned from BlogTV? And what about her other online identities on Stickam and Tinychat? Anyway, let’s continue.

CORRECTIONS: The ‘yellow top’ photos are from around late 2010; the ‘green top’ from December 17th 2010; the ‘black top’ at any point in 2011.

The Yellow Top photos. These are confusing, and difficult to place chronologically. Personally, I think they are very early on in the story, at any point in 2009. If they are the source of the photo which was supposedly sent to all her friends, and if they were the precursors to her online fame when she was still in 7th grade and aged 12, then maybe they are from August-September of 2009. However, the BlogTV logo puts me off, as I have estimated her appearances there as being a year later. Could it be that she recorded these pictures earlier, and then released them to BlogTV? I doubt it, as BlogTV seems to be mostly live. But it’s a possibility.

The Yellow Top photos are taken from the video. Anyone who has seen the video will be struck by two things: she wasn’t alone, and she was having fun. The video lasts a couple of minutes. The two girls are basically prancing around their bedroom, behaving in a manner which, rather coyly, I would term as being coquettish. If we see them as being too young to really understand what they are doing – which, to a certain extent is giving them the benefit of the doubt – then we can be more lenient, and just explain it as a piece of childishness foolishness – two kids who have suddenly realised that they have boobs, and these can gain attention. What is important to note, though, is that it is done for fun, for a laugh. It’s just a game – one which was to prove, it seems, quite addictive for Amanda. The two of them strike various poses until, possibly egged on by each other, they flash. It’s over and done with, and in many other cases it would have probably been the end of the story.

Now we move on to the Green Top photo. I have placed this as later in the story, simply because she looks slightly older and more confident. We still see the BlogTV logo. I’m not sure where this takes place, as it looks like there’s a laundry basket in the background, but we can clearly see a microphone set up, so it doesn’t look as if it was a spur of the moment thing. I would place this as being possibly late 2009, but more likely early 2010. I would welcome any thoughts on this, as I am still wondering how long she was on BlogTV for, and whether or not this was placed there later.

Next – the Black Top photos. These are far more serious, and I would place them around September-December 2010 – the time just before the police arrived on her doorstep.

There are actually five black top photos. Currently, I can only find the collage photos, and I cannot find the photos that are accompanied by the extremely damning text. I will endeavour to find these but, for the moment, I will have to go by memory.

The collage is odd. In the top left, Amanda is obviously on webcam, but what are her aims? Is she just chatting? Or is she preparing a show? The photo to the left of it is difficult to work out. She appears to be undressing. But who for? Or what for? It could be that it’s for a boyfriend – relatively innocent – but, with reference to the text in the other set of photos, things look more dubious. The two remaining photos – bottom left and next to it – well, I can’t make out what is going on there. Suffice to say that this is the most common evidence of Amanda going beyond flashing her boobs, and it would be very difficult to try and explain it away as some sort of error.

The other Black Top collage takes three of the four aforementioned photos and adds another – I think it is of her in a pose on her bed. Like I said before, I can’t find the original, so I am working from memory. But what is so strange about this second collage is the accompanying text.

It is a warning to parents – not particularly well-written but, I believe, strongly felt. It warns parents not to allow their kids to follow the same path and it is, almost, one of the  wisest pieces of advice to come out of the story. However, it’s veracity is questionable. Supporters will say it’s just venom and spite, but I have chosen to take it as an indication of the truth. The text accuses her of online masturbation and of going online with a title ‘Flash at 1000 likes’ (I need to find the original!) What makes it credible is this: why would anybody bother to go to the effort of saying it, making a collage, and putting it online? There was already a huge tsunami of hate-filled things being published, and there would be nothing to gain from simply just throwing insults. Whoever wrote it seems motivated by a moral impulse – to prevent kids from repeating mistakes, and to warn parents about letting their offspring have unfettered use of webcams. However, the writer also seems to know a lot more about her online activity than most, and has possibly witnessed it. Therefore, I have taken this to be true.

I will move on now. We are fast approaching the September 2012 video and its aftermath. I think I have shown enough history now. Maybe there are bits missing, but I will try to fill in as much detail as I can later.

Each time, I put out the same plea. Could anyone out there supply me with more insight, more information, or some clarification of the event?

Thank you for reading this.

Day Two – the early Amanda Todd

So – Day Two didn’t get off to a good start, as I lost my original text due to WordPress glitches and – as I don’t prepare text in advance – everything was lost. However, we learn from our mistakes, so hopefully it won’t happen again.

Now, let’s get something out of the way. People tell me that I am a terrible person for trying to get to the truth about the Amanda Todd story, and that I should leave it alone. Well, that’s not going to happen for a couple of reasons. Had those people close to the story chosen to make it slightly more private, I would back off. Instead, her family and supporters – most noticeably ‘Amanda Todd’s Safe Haven’ – have chosen to display countless photos of her to demand attention. If the photos portrayed any sense of decorum, I might have had some sympathy. But no – endless pictures of a young girl flicking two fingers up, flipping the bird, or striking some sort of pose for the camera are in poor taste. Seriously – is this how the family want her remembered? You have to be joking! Add to that the family’s never-ending efforts to cover up the truth about their daughter – one has to ask just how far will they go in covering up their own woeful inadequacies – and, basically, it makes the story fair game. Message to supporters: if you want her to rest in peace, stop using her for ‘likes’. Simple. So, rant over, let’s start at the beginning of the story.

The earliest appearance (that I can find) of the young Amanda Todd comes from April, 2008, when she would have been 11 years old. She was known then as mandy_kinz11. I assume she was also on MySpace and Facebook at the same time, but this is the earliest substantiated date.

http://www.topix.com/forum/ncaa/iupui/T0AVBJ21T2F1GOA8M/p2

Why is this important? Several reasons.

First thing to note: it clearly states she is in Port Coquitlam in 2008. According to her embellished history, she moved cities time and time again to avoid the mythical stalker (Note: I use words like ‘supposed’ or ‘mythical’ in conjunction with the stalker. It is my firm belief that the stalker – in the way the media has come to describe him – never existed.) So think for a while. In 2008 she was in Port Coquitlam; in 2012 she was in Port Coquitlam; all of her online registrations say she was in Port Coquitlam; her mother says she spent most of her life in Port Coquitlam. Really, it doesn’t look like she moved around much. The only verifiable move in the years from 2008-2012 was from her father’s house in Maple Ridge back to her mother’s house in Port Coquitlam – a massive 15 miles! And I will discuss why she was living with her father, and why she moved, in a later post.

Second thing to note: in her video, Amanda seems surprised that the supposed stalker knows her details. But this comment shows just how freely and unwisely she gave away all her details. We have her email address, her first name, and where she lives – all in one easy place. Even the most stupid of detectives would have found it easier, if they had so wished, to open up communication with her. Once you join this in with MySpace and Facebook, her identity becomes open to all.

Third thing to note: we can begin to see the first hints of risky online behaviour. At this time, Amanda was pretending to be much older online. For various reasons, she was registered on MySpace as being 18, and she also lied about her age in other online registration in order to circumvent rules put in place to protect kids like her. In this thread, we can see that it’s not just some childish desire to join a band – the band is hardly One Direction! No doubt, the band would have laughed at her application, but she is already showing signs of not being able to make correct decisions by involving herself in an age group well beyond her own.

Lastly, we can see the signs of the commencement of the type of attention-seeking that she would take to new levels in the coming years. ‘I love to sing and I have been singing since I was 2 years old. I love concerts and I am not afraid to dance and move around in front of a big crowd.’ Well – I’m not going to say much, except to mention the word ‘narcissism’ – something that will crop up time and time again.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. All comments are welcome.

Go to: https://philipjrose.wordpress.com/2013/01/30/day-three-part-two/

Amendment: It is obvious that Amanda was online from very early on. However, there is no evidence that any stalking began then. Later on in the blog, definite dates put Amanda’s trouble as starting in December 2010 just after her 14th birthday.

Day One – my first foray into quest for the truth about Amanda Todd

Well, I’m new to this, so any readers will have to excuse any errors in format or any unnecessary waffling and ranting as I begin my new attempts to unravel what most of my friends will now know as the great mystery of Amanda Todd.

I will begin – please bear with me – with a small, but angry, welcome to those people who are likely to be members of the ‘Amanda Todd Reporting Team’ or ‘Amanda Todd’s Safe Haven’. You have contributed nothing whatsoever to the important points that have arisen from this story. Not only have you denied all aspects of the truth, you have launched slanderous and aggressive attacks against people who have expressed any opinion going against yours. The sanity of your members is questionable – one would have to ask: is it healthy that grown men seem to be fixated on pictures of a young (supposedly) dead girl, and seem to spend most of their waking hours making collages of her in provocative poses? Is it acceptable to wander the pages of Facebook accusing people of being pedophiles just because they happen to be well-informed? Is it sensible to deny all evidence that is put in front of you, preferring simply to believe what amounts to the voices in your head? I will, more than likely, return to this later.

Back to the theme. People who like to comment ‘tl;dr’ on posts should perhaps look away now.

The Amanda Todd story is complicated and complex, and cannot simply be dismissed with a few short remarks. Trying to sort out fact from fiction takes time and effort, and trying to highlight the most important aspects of the story is difficult, simply because so many things need to be looked at. Here are a few of the aspects I will be investigating:

Given that Amanda Todd committed suicide, why was this seen as inspirational and why was it seen as something that a role model should do? This has set a dangerous precedent for young, vulnerable teens.

Given that the sane people amongst us know that she was virtually addicted to exposing herself on BlogTV, Omegle, Stickam and other channels, why was this all glossed over, once more becoming the accepted activity for the inspirational angel, and setting yet another bad example for impressionable teens?

Why did the idiotic fools known collectively as Anonymous originally announce that it was all fake, then choose to use the bandwagon to advertise their own stupidity in the persecution of Kody Maxson?

Why did the mighty Royal Canadian Mounted Police fail – in more than two years, and with many resources – to find any (mythical) stalker?

Why, in all the story, did aspects such as under-age sex, drinking and substance abuse become swept under the carpet, again becoming acceptable behaviour for this role model?

And there are many more things to deal with as the history of this litany of lies unfolds. But I will need some help. To begin with, can anybody out there put a name to the person who appeared alongside Amanda in her notorious flashing video? I have a couple of suggestions, but surely someone will know.

Lastly, I welcome all feedback concerning this blog. Have I missed anything? Are there any questions people would like answered?  Does anyone actually care any more?

My next entry will begin at the beginning: Amanda Todd’s first appearance online as mandy_kinz, and her connections with people at that time. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Amendment: Later in the blog, the girl who appeared gains a name. It was an old friend of hers. The story has had the addition of Aydin Coban. It remains to be seen if he was actually involved. Though I still have to find the truth about the whole story, my view that it had been faked and was some sort of hoax has now passed.