by Pixeleen Mistral on 17/03/10 at 11:43 pm
In an exclusive interview, Haruhi Thespian describes the infiltration of Kalel Venkman’s Justice League Unlimited of Second Life – a daring mission that led to the exposure of the JLU’s formerly secret wiki. The publication of the wiki resulted in revelations of the virtual superhero’s coordinated program of secret surveillance and harassment of other community members and – if we can believe the wiki – what appears to be active encouragement and participation by at least one Linden Lab staff member: Plexus Linden.
How is it that such sensitive documents were released to the Internet at large? Haruhi Thespian explains how she gained the confidence of the JLU, and provides several pictures taking during the JLU infiltration operation – including views inside the carefully guarded Justice Island headquarters and access to the Brainiac wiki in-world by JLU members – a possible ToS violation.
Pixeleen Mistral: I looked at those pictures – the one of you with Kalel was classic
and one with the Brianiac running seems to show that Brianiac users can access ToS violating information in world
Haruhi Thespian: That was what i was trying to show I’m glad
Pixeleen Mistral: ok, so let’s take this from the beginning – how did you decide to do an infiltration of the JLU?
Haruhi Thespian: I didnt come up with the plan. It was Robble Rubble’s desire to see what else was in the wiki, he was talking to Old Rae about this while I was in the room. I was very curious about what was going on since it looked fun.
Old rae saw my rez date and immediately suggested I go in as the mole
As I had no affiliation to woodbury with Haruhi Thespian, that alt was chosen to be the character
I had no idea who the JLU were
and was just going along with Old and Robble
Pixeleen Mistral: was there a plan to try to appeal to the JLU somehow? like the choice of the avatar look?
Haruhi Thespian: Um, not really. We did chuckle at the idea that kalel might become gaga, but the only real advantage was that people don’t expect a female to be a spy. Its not a real active thought, its just kinda how it is.
Pixeleen Mistral: so – did Kalel become gaga?
Haruhi Thespian: Not smiten with romance per se, but I do believe he felt a father connection with me. As you know, I was brought to Justice Island on the say day I had expressed intrest in joining.
Oh btw, here is a list of the Wrong Hands and their role in the operation,
Robble Rubble: Tactician Head of the Operation
Information Core: Selector and Support
Haruhi Thespian: Intelligence Operative
Doctor Yootz: Financial Support
The Man With The Lion Face: Software and Support
Cam Mitchell: Software and Support
Hydrogen2 Oxygen: Scripting and Support
Tayste Waydelich: Holistic Detective
Mullet Handsohn: Support
Old rae is info core*
Pixeleen Mistral: so were your interactions with the JLU in text chat? voice?
Haruhi Thespian: Text chat
I had the persona of a female, and didn’t want to really ruin that.
chatlogs of every thing I said, as proof to lindens that I had done nothing wrong
Pixeleen Mistral: smart
did the JLU ever try to get you to do voice chat?
or are they a text only operation?
Haruhi Thespian: Not once actualy. People actualy dont voice that much to be honest. But some do people being the JLU
I did hear Kalel speak
Pixeleen Mistral: voice would mess up their roleplay
Haruhi Thespian: He was telling the other JLUers that Kara Timtam was feeling very depressed over a mistake she had made after JB hancroft left, she made justice island public
and so a couple of woodbury members made a visit
but were swiftly ared and kicked off the land.
even though they didnt do anything
Um they actualy don’t roleplay too much
They felt the GLC roleplay too much and dont get work done.
and chose to go the other direction
Pixeleen Mistral: the JLU is serious business then
Haruhi Thespian: In their eyes
HUD used to access JLU database (click image to expand)
Pixeleen Mistral: so how hard was it to win the JLU’s trust?
Haruhi Thespian: No, its was shockingly easy
Throughout the campaign I was in constant communication with the Wrong Hands through skype
they all felt suprised that I had managed to get so far
I think it might have somthing to do with being a Thespian in real life and also an award winning Improvist.
Pixeleen Mistral: did you have to ask The Wrong Hands for advice on how to handle situations? did you use Skype to coordinate your actions?
Haruhi Thespian: One of the most important time I used the chat was when Kalel was on to me
In a way
I was sweating stones and Tiz just told me to ask him for boy advice
this worked like a charm
and kalel forgot about the whole thing
Pixeleen Mistral: you put him in Daddy mode
Haruhi Thespian: I have no doubt in my mind that Kalel is a very loving man, The path to hell is paved with good intentions after all.
he is just a different person when online
and hold a deep grudge agaisnt the Woodbury Community
Pixeleen Mistral: so what got Kalel suspicious of you?
Haruhi Thespian: I was "Too Good"
Pixeleen Mistral: nods
Haruhi Thespian: I can post the chat log of it right now
[13:57] Kalel Venkman: I have to admit I’m having trouble figuring you out.
[13:57] Kalel Venkman: You just seem like the perfect applicant, and that’s just uncommon.
[13:58] Haruhi Thespian: hehe, is that a compliment?
[13:58] Kalel Venkman: Every now and then we get a really good one that hits all the marks.
[13:59] Kalel Venkman: Anyway, it’s just so rare, it takes me by surprise when it happens.
[13:59] Haruhi Thespian: I dont know what to say hehe
[13:59] Haruhi Thespian: >.<
[14:00] Haruhi Thespian: I’m so good its Criminal? (quote from the anime Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
[14:01] Kalel Venkman: Sort of.
[14:01] Kalel Venkman: We’ve got a pile of people from Woodbury trying to sneak their way into the JLU, and on the whole they’re not very clever.
[14:01] Kalel Venkman: If somebody did get in, it would have to be somebody who looked like as good an applicant as you do.
[14:02] Haruhi Thespian: it seems I’ve applied at a bad time >.<
[14:02] Haruhi Thespian: thats unfortunate
[14:02] Kalel Venkman: And at the same time, we’ve just gone through an episode with JB Hancroft.
[14:03] Kalel Venkman: Now he was a problem, because nobody trusted him, and everybody was afraid to say so.
[14:03] Kalel Venkman: And I had nagging doubts too, but I suppressed them, thinking it was just me.
[14:03] Haruhi Thespian: Its understandable I guess
[14:03] Kalel Venkman: Always listen to your gut feelings, Haruhi. They’ll never steer you wrong.
[14:04] Haruhi Thespian: I’ll take that advice to heart
[14:04] Haruhi Thespian: So… this is kinda awkward? hehe, I’m sorry
[14:06] Haruhi Thespian: Hey Kalel, can I ask you for some advice?
[14:06] Haruhi Thespian: its about RL boy troubles
[14:07] Kalel Venkman: Sure.
[14:07] Kalel Venkman: Being an RL boy, I have some perspective.
[14:07] Kalel Venkman: I’m a little older, though.
[14:07] Kalel Venkman: Snow on the roof, so to speak.
[14:08] Kalel Venkman: What’ve you got?
[14:08] Haruhi Thespian: Well as you said about following your gut feelings, I get the gut feeling he isnt quite faithful with me.
[14:08] Haruhi Thespian: I dont really have any evidence on it
[14:08] Haruhi Thespian: and he seems really nice
[14:08] Haruhi Thespian: its just
[14:08] Haruhi Thespian: he is always to busy to see me
[14:09] Kalel Venkman: If he’s too busy to see you, then that should be your first clue that something’s wrong, and you’re right to worry about that.
[14:09] Kalel Venkman: If he’s too busy to see you now, it’s probably not going to get any better later.
[14:09] Kalel Venkman: Especially in the early parts of a relationship.
[14:10] Kalel Venkman: Believe me, if you really lit his afterburners, he’d MAKE the time.
[14:10] Haruhi Thespian: hehe
[14:11] Haruhi Thespian: thank, that was a much better response than from my other girl friends who just wait for me to say something and agree with me
[14:11] Haruhi Thespian: thanks*
[14:12] Kalel Venkman: Most women want emotional understanding and bonding in these situations, not instructions.
[14:12] Kalel Venkman: Guys tend to think in terms of solving problems, not being emotionally accessible.
[14:12] Kalel Venkman: Naturally, you need both.
[14:12] Haruhi Thespian: you are so right
[14:12] Haruhi Thespian: haha
[14:12] Kalel Venkman: But there’s a strong gender-based tendency toward one or the other response.
[14:13] Kalel Venkman: Men need to understand the difference between "I’m feeling bad and need a friend" and "Help me fix this."
[14:14] Kalel Venkman: Most don’t get it.
Pixeleen Mistral: oh wow – total misdirection
Haruhi Thespian: My favorite line is "If somebody did get in, it would have to be somebody who looked like as good an applicant as you do."
They didnt even look at my References. Did you know that?
Pixeleen Mistral: amazing
Haruhi Thespian: This could not have gone smoother
Pixeleen Mistral: so you won their trust – then what?
Haruhi Thespian: Then we had the Wiki, I had about 3 different website rippers fail to take the site before I got one that actualy did a decent job
once we had it we then had a chat about what we would do
We chose to tell the JLU, as I was getting really tired of being a spy. it was not enjoyable at certain moments and as Robble puts it I should mention "the sheer amount of whining I did over voice you gay babby" I did complain a lot and I wanted out. We were overjoyed to have the wiki so soon and chose to reveal the fact we had it on sunday the 10th of January, making it 01-10-10, a date to remember.
*about the sheer amount of whining you did over voice you gay baby
Pixeleen Mistral: copies of that wiki were seeded at quite a few file sharing sites the friday evening before you told Kalel about the leak, so by the time Kalel knew it was to late
Haruhi Thespian: Well fun fact! I have never hosted this wiki. I only put copies of it in a rar file in the wronghands skype chat
what ever happened to the wiki after that was out of my hands
Pixeleen Mistral: did you construct a backstory to use when talking with Kalel, or just make it up as you went along?
Haruhi Thespian: I made it up, but I have a great talent of being able to keep stories straight and become someone else when needed, I owe this to the stage.
Pixeleen Mistral: its a talent. not many can do it well. So after the wiki had been leaked, the JLU was not very happy
Haruhi Thespian: Haha no they were not. They had me suspended for an hour
I had sent a notecard to everyone in the group
and this was reported as Spamming
Pixeleen Mistral: LL suspended your account?
Haruhi Thespian: Yes.
Pixeleen Mistral: crazy
Haruhi Thespian: The contents of the card, I must say, was demeaning
If you would like it i can paste it here
Pixeleen Mistral: please
Haruhi Thespian: "Gods are selfish beings who fly around in little red capes and don’t share their power with mankind. No, I don’t want to be a god. I just want to bring fire to the people. And… I want my cut." Lex Luthor
Well boys and girls, its been real. I wanted to give you all a nice big thank you for the Wiki and all the information your loose lips have slipped. There are a few of you who I would like to thank by name, and they are:
Kalel Venkman, the first person I spoke to and third biggest help. You know, truth be told, Before I was asked to go on this mission I didnt even know who the JLU were. But after a small briefing I decieded to IM Kal about the JLU and how to apply. He was more than helpful and made the process simple, clean, and friendly. He once told me to allways listen to my gut as it will never lead me astray. Well it seems your gut has led you astray Kalel, but thank you for the wonderful Wiki.
Maverick Grunfeld, what can I say. He has been the second biggest help to me. He gave me some lindens for my beautiful avatar and took me on patrols and taught me what it ment to be JLU. That is, how to be a creepy stalker, how to bend the ToS to AR anyone who makes you mad, how to break the ToS and not let anyone know, how to lie, how to cheat, and how to be the biggest prick on earth. Thank you Maverick, and btw, when lnformation said he liked the old batman better, he ment JB.
But there is one more person who really made this work.
It was truely Kara Timtam, who made this whole thing happen so fast and easy. You and your constanct stream of slip up has weakened the JLU to a laughable state. If you were not so emo depressed over the -visit to Justice Island, you might have been more aware of the danger to invite someone no one in the JLU knew. I’m so glad to have had you on the team and you have no idea how much fun I’ve had. I hope you place a small place in your heart for me, as I have for you :3
Pixeleen Mistral: that would not make them happy
Haruhi Thespian: No it didnt, reports say Kara was cut deepest by then, admitting she was at fault and logging off.
I had been banned from Justice Island so I dont know how accurate this is though
Pixeleen Mistral: and then the wiki hits the news
Haruhi Thespian: yes
Pixeleen Mistral: and the DMCA takedowns start flying – did Kalel come after you?
Haruhi Thespian: I have reports that say he did. Including Maverick telling me that the FBI has been told and are investigating. It seems this was hot air. Kalel never contacted me though. Well, he did IM me to say (loose quotes) "You have some soul searching to do"
Pixeleen Mistral: would you do it again?
Haruhi Thespian: As long as the JLU continue to collect information on residents and share it will all their little JLU pals, then yes. I don’t personaly want JLU to fall or anything like that, I think they just took things too far. I won’t stand for that.
Pixeleen Mistral: what about Kalel saying that the wiki was stolen or accessed by deception?
Haruhi Thespian: Kalel claims that I had unauthorized access to the wiki. Which I guess makes sense in his head, but not in mine. He gave me an account and said welcome to the wiki feel free to browse
don’t know how much more authorization I could get
Another fun fact
Tiz was not told about this operation until after I was given access to Justice Island, at aprox 5:50PM on Dec. 28th (the day that I was brought into the operation.)
Pixeleen Mistral: did Kalel have good advice for the boy trouble?
Haruhi Thespian: It was good advice, but I had heard it before from my parents haha
Haruhi Thespian: Oh funny thing, this article will official reveal to the JLU that i’m actualy male haha
Oh also the JLU are convinced I am in fact Jordan Bellino.
So thats cool I guess
Pixeleen Mistral: they need to demonize Jordan to hold their group together
Haruhi Thespian: Very true
Pixeleen Mistral: one of the oldest tricks in the book