Prokofy Neva vs. Robert Wright – The Video

by Pixeleen Mistral on 21/12/10 at 1:07 pm

Conspiracy theorist denies hearing voices in her head

voices in your head

Over the years, many have wondered if the rhetorical excesses of Second Life resident Prokofy Neva might be the result of an overly immersive approach to online roleplay. Sadly, this does not appear to be the case, as Catherine Fitzpatrick (the real life typist for Second Life’s Prokofy Neva) resorts to her all-too-familiar tactics of wild speculation and misstatement of others’ positions in a one hour chat with Robert Wright on on denial of service attacks and the wikileaks and cablegate controversy.

Prokofy – a notorious metaverse forum troll – seems to believe that a sweeping conspiracy between 4Chan and The Guardian is playing out as techno-utopians threaten the established order, but is careful to phrase this belief as "asking questions".

While it is amusing to watch Wright struggle to reconcile Prok’s inconsistent belief system, the effort is clearly wearing on Wright as the dialog progresses. Finally, Wright reaches his limit at 54:20 into the video and calls bullshit on the classic Prokofy mis-interpret and attack tactic by suggesting that Prok may be hearing voices in her head as she attempt to put words into his mouth, then argue against a position he did not take.

Prokofy’s ability to reliably provoke this sort of reaction has been the key to her fame in the online realm, her world class volume of forum bans, and undisputed status as a favorite target of various griefers seeking lulz. While it is generally agreed that Prok could better advance her causes with a more measured approach, the psychic benefits of provoking anyone within range may be enough for her.

Will this strategy continue as Neva fights against the hactivist menace? Neva denies hearing voices at the close of the chat and is unlikely to change course anytime soon, so look for further histronics from the noted Internet drama pump Prokofy Neva.

34 Responses to “Prokofy Neva vs. Robert Wright – The Video”

  1. ditto

    Dec 21st, 2010

    What interview did Mistral see? This Wright guy didnt know jack about the internet and was a clueless about simple tech things.

  2. Pappy Enoch

    Dec 22nd, 2010

    Well, y’all done and done it now: puttin’ up a photygraph of ol’ Grinch up thar at Xmas.

    Think of the chirren! Ol’ Proctology Never skeers the beejesus out’n the young ‘uns.

    Boo Hamburg, like ol’ Nebukeneezer Scrooge done said that time. Git me a Post 6 Gal in a Santa suit, qwik!

  3. Miss J

    Dec 22nd, 2010

    wow these people spend way to much time on the internets

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  5. lolol

    Dec 22nd, 2010

    @Pappy Enoch

    I have you on film. News at 11.

  6. At0m0 Beerbaum

    Dec 22nd, 2010


    Same thing goes for prok.

  7. Tux

    Dec 22nd, 2010

    Oh, for some strange reason Cathy reminds me of the woman who played the psycho in Misery!

    And Cathy, if you read this . . . clean your glasses, perhaps you will see things a little more clearly!

  8. hobo kelly

    Dec 22nd, 2010

    Wellsum, it looks like that thar Prokofy Neva has struck the first blow in her own personal War on 4chan. Good luck with that…

  9. Senban Babii

    Dec 22nd, 2010

    From the above link.

    “As a frequent critic of this gang on my own blog, I’ve been targeted myself and lost both the use of my website at times and have had my online business in Second Life savaged by these miscreants, costing me real monetary losses.”

    Is it me or did Prok actually just use the word “miscreants” in a non-humorous manner? I mean, seriously?

  10. SlShapeshifter

    Dec 22nd, 2010

    *looks at the blog post*

    Damn it woman, you need to learn to pick your fights.

  11. Emperor Norton hears a who?

    Dec 22nd, 2010

    Look, you add up the number of letters in Prokofy RL and SL, subtract 6 you get the number “23″. And we all know what the number 23 means. How much more blatant can you get?

  12. IntLibber

    Dec 22nd, 2010

    One wonders how this woman can think that she can win against a force that has taken down the Church of Scientology, the Bank of America, and just about anybody else they’ve perceived to have done wrong. Must be the tin foil hat protecting her.

  13. IntLibber

    Dec 22nd, 2010

    I find it amusing that, for all its trumpeting openness and freedom of speech, doesn’t allow registrations to commenters anymore.

  14. Pappy Enoch

    Dec 23rd, 2010

    @lolol You done catched me wif my Santa pants down, that am for sure :)

  15. General Drama

    Dec 23rd, 2010

    I just noticed that the numerological value of “Catherine Fitzpatrick” in ASCII basis 3 mode, is 666. Therefore, she is clearly the face of the Beast bringing on the ASCII Apocalypse. It’s no wonder she hates those Singularity people.

  16. Jill

    Dec 23rd, 2010

    Prok needs to lobby Congress for a virtual commons if she is so rattled by Terms of Service.

    She seems to think that freedom of expression applies wherever you are. Sorry, it doesn’t work that way. You can’t go to the local grocery store and accost people with your politics. You can’t walk into your neighbor’s flat and start pontificating without their permission.

    Grow the fuck up Prokofy. We all live by these rules. Private enterprise != government. It never will, and to suggest that they need to start behaving like governments is more communistic than anything I have ever heard any of Prokofy’s political enemies suggest. How ironic, coming from someone who sees commies in every shadow.

  17. Rebecca

    Dec 23rd, 2010

    If you convert “Prokofy Neva” into ASCII and then convert that into Hex and then read the result backwards, your arse falls off and gets raeped by Satan and all his little goblins once a day and twice on Sundays.

    And if that’s not proof of her true nature, I don’t know what is.

  18. IntLibber

    Dec 23rd, 2010

    jill, that is actually one area where Prok makes some sense, in between her rants and tinfoil hat spinning. /r/ Marsh vs Alabama

  19. Jill

    Dec 24th, 2010

    Did I mention “sidewalk” anywhere in my post Libber?

    I used specific examples. Go ahead — go try raving inside your local Walgreens. See how much Marsh v. Alabama helps you.
    Second Life is not a company town or anything remotely like one and it’s high time that self-enamored idiots like you and Prokofy figure that out.

  20. interlibber

    Dec 24th, 2010

    Intlibber, when has 4 chan taken down the church of scientology? Or the bank of amurica? Did I miss the news here? I thought they were still around albeit a bit annoyed.

    Please provide a link to news reports about scientology’s demise and the end of the bank of america. Cause I hink they’re both fine after putting up curtains and buying a dog.

  21. Jumpman Lane

    Dec 24th, 2010

    prok mighta been hot a 100 yerz ago hehehehe

  22. IntLibber

    Dec 26th, 2010

    Jill is evidently a Linden company troll. Second Life is a community, it has community events, places to go, it has a functioning economy that is regulated by the owning company. Yes, Virginia, it IS a company town. The only people desperately clinging to the absurd claim that it is not are Linden legal staff and other LL ass kissers.

  23. Jill

    Jan 2nd, 2011

    Oh STFU Intlibber. I am no linden. Unlike you with your virtual dollhouse obsession, there are people out here who live in reality. That doesn’t mean we are all Lindens, Matlock. Your stupidity is only exceeded by your arrogance and possibly by your waistline.

    I am going to laugh my ass off you if you lose that suit against the lab, and I’d bet dollars to doughnuts that you will.

    You are the reason for your failures. Don’t you think that by your age you should start taking responsibility for yourself? Obviously not – overgrown child in a corpulent man’s body that you are.

  24. Jill

    Jan 2nd, 2011

    And no, pussy, it is not a company town. It never will be, no matter how much you wish it so. Grow the fuck up and face reality, snow-globe boy.

    You are not a Linden Lab employee, so it cannot be a company town, fool.

  25. had enough

    Jan 2nd, 2011

    WTF do we have another dumbass linden out here milking the clock instead of working to fix the bugs in Second Life?
    No wonder Second Life runs like shit. How can Second Life run if their employees are out in non linden lab forums talking smack?
    Get your azz back to work and STFU jill or have Linden labs hire someone who will do their job.

  26. mercury

    Mar 19th, 2011

    What I love about this article is that there isnt a single comment above this one which displays even 1% of the intellect that prok uses in defence of her position within the video.
    Its very laughable that everyone talks about her attack on 4chan and misses the entire point of what she said about that, which is that we cannot blame 4chan because 4chan is like times square, its just a meeting place, but what we can blame is the leadership of those running 4chan, but more than that we can blame those who acknowledge moot with accolades when he consistently fails to do something about his site being used in this way, and that 4chan cannot therefore be separated from those who meet there unless the leadership of 4chan separates itself from its users and does something to drive a wedge between those who use its site to organise criminal protests and the leadership. In other words 4chan is complicit in its silence. The main drive of the argument, however, was that regardless of any protests to the contrary that 4chan was involved, that actions speak louder than words and what people are judged by are not their words but their actions. She did not say that 4chan attacked anyone, what she did say was that 4chan is being used by criminals to vent criminal behaviour and 4chan was doing very little to stop that or distance itself from it and therefore if you study the site over time and its dynamics you learn that moot is in broad agreement with the tactics employed by those who did organise the attacks and so 4chan is complicit since it allows the place the attacks were organised to be used for that purpose and says little or nothing to discourage that behaviour.
    She went on to say that until such time as 4chan alters that, then you have to blame people who should know better when they reward the behaviour with social status such as interviews in the media with moot, awards, etc etc.
    If a few thickheads cant even watch the video without misrepresenting it then I am not bothered, but I know the two people appearing in that video have intellectual capacity far beyond anyone who posted above this comment, and I will take my analysis from them, not you

  27. hobo kelly

    Mar 19th, 2011

    Catlady Cathy went to a prospective employer of someone who was looking for a job and tried to convince them to not hire that person just because he ran an anonymous online message forums. Thats the kind of thing your girlfriend does there Mercury.

    To me, that kind of childish retaliation seems illegal under the law. It should have merited a strong reaction at least from Anon. And yet… nothing…

    Its not a lot different from putting out rental boxes, and then when someone tries to rent from you, you turn them into a “freakish little sniper of land” when they try to pay your rental box some money and rent a plot, not knowing that your girlfriend has a myriad of other things you have to do before you dare put money in the rental box and rent that parcel. Its ALL designed to cause conflict that can be reported on over at her blog which will drive advertising hits and keep the money coming in to Catlady Cathy…

  28. mercury

    Mar 27th, 2011

    @hobo kelly

    proof is required, plus anyone that advocates illegal activity really doesnt deserve a job in a respectable company. I can understand someone wanting to vent their frustration at certain companies and sites, but seriously theres nothing that a prospective employer would want to know more than the political views of someone who organises against capitalism and the free market economy, its how the world works, after all. If I was an employer I would certainly want to know if a prospective employee advocated the use of DDOS attacks, because if they used my network to do that from within my company I could be held liable.
    Regardless of whether or not you agree with the aims of some spotty faced kids and a few adults who never grew up that advocate bringing down capitalism, it just isnt going to happen in any century soon and the activities of anonymous are doing more to strengthen public opinion against them than any outside force could ever do.

    It might be wise for you to take a break from the internet and get a sense of perspective on the matter. The serious business is done in offices and meeting rooms and starts the minute the boss says “jump”. Bosses pay a lot of money to people to keep criminals, and crappy little squirts who want to deploy LOIC all over there networks, out of their offices. And that is right, they arent so much sabotaging businesses in some idealistic vacuum, they are sabotaging their own careers in a highly monitored, ever increasingly regulated, internet.

  29. gunmaker

    May 9th, 2011


    i met provoky in personal avatar in game! shes a nice old lady with tons of ideas and gives out free stuff to noobs and helps them on there way. we doubled eachothers inventory in passing XD. she about as close to a troll as a kitten is as close to a bulldozer. she DOESNT HAVE SOMEONE TYPING FOR HER she types her own mind and she said so when i met her. who ever wrote this article is fickled minded and failed to verify exact truth. HEED ME.

  30. Dontspill McGinnis

    May 10th, 2011

    You see?
    I KNEW gunmaker was on drugs!

  31. hobo kelly

    May 10th, 2011

    Prokofy Neva cannot realize that SL is no place for Useless Eaters like herself…

  32. gunmaker guardian

    Oct 8th, 2011

    troll one and 2 of these comments are bulshit .. psst never done drugs.. psst hobo kelly is hobo-troll

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