Last week a mutual friend posted a comment on Facebook to express her outrage that one of the more colorful members of our community was offering a Booty Enhancement Spell on eBay. There are a number of these particular items offered by several sellers, so this product is not as unique as one would suppose. What got my friend's attention-actually a number of mutual friends' attention- was the accompanying profile photo of this particular eBay seller, a "Powerful Wiccan Witch" named Amelia who goes by the eBay handle of Moonstruck9000.
They say everyone in the world has a twin, so normally I'd give Amelia the benefit of the doubt in this case if it weren't so blatantly obvious that she was using a photograph of my friend Sabrina the Ink Witch. There is no mistake about this because the exact same photo of Sabrina appears on her legitimate website at http://www.theinkwitch.com/About.html . And now I, too, am outraged, because this individual is, by virtue of the fact of the inclusion of the photo on her profile misrepresenting herself as someone who is a well-known, respected member of our community. In some quarters, Sabrina is considered an Elder. It is unthinkable that someone would dare to attempt to steal her identity. This trickery is unacceptable.
You can read more about Amelia the Impostor at Patti Wigington's Pagan/Wiccan About.com page.http://paganwiccan.about.com/b/2012/06/20/the-booty-enhancement-spell-is-back.htm#commentform
Amelia, dear, a friendly word of advice....you must be as crazy as a bag of hangers to think any of us are falling for your deception, because as they say, it ain't gonna happen. Never mind the shitty karma you've earned from trying to pull the wool over the eyes of the public. Forget the Three Fold Boomerang Whammy Law. Disregard the fact that not only are you illegally impersonating a beloved member of the Craft ,your game-playing is an insult to the intelligence of the Pagan community. Slapping a disclaimer on your little piece of fantasy that says in effect, " It's all for fun and entertainment" isn't going to deflect the anger of fellow witches- some of whom are quite adept at magically making a fraud disappear by contacting the proper legal authorities to file a complaint. And while I'm on a knit-picking rant, get yourself a fucking dictionary and learn the difference between the words 'alter' and 'altar'.
I suggest everyone who reads this blog contact eBay and file a complaint against Moonstruck9000 for her dishonesty and attempt at fooling the public.
By the way, Amelia, you might just become aware of a tingling in YOUR ass in the near future.
UPDATE 6/23:And so it seems, all has ended well. Amelia/Monstruck9000's profile on eBay has come down...Not without a whole lot of noise from the subject. Not surprising. Oh, and it seems that rather than see the error of her ways and take responsibility for her actions. Amelia blames any negativity or distastefulness on Sabrina (you big bully, you) and her friends (Minions!). Oh, and there was some mention of bad KARMA, but I suspect she doesn't understand that SHE is the recipient due to her deeds. Amelia, darling YOU -and everyone like you- are what's wrong with this community and give it a black eye in the public. Karma, indeed!