Drama is like a disease, it infects everyone and everything around it. Sometimes you have the luxury of simply turning your back and ignoring it. Other times, if comes after you and just keeps hitting until you decide to fight back. At first we ignored it. And then we defended ourselves while doing our best to remain civil. Now it's official: this can only end in war.
The OpRuth group was going about its usual business when suddenly, the admins realized that 90% of the files in the administration page were gone. They then found out that the leader of the group, Mia had left the group, deactivated her Facebook account, and all of her other social media. The admins scrambled to decipher what had happened, as Mia had left with no explanation. After a few hours of confusion, the admins were able to take the reins and start trying to run the group again. With so much of their resources taken away, they decided the best thing to do was to start fresh, since none of them had any idea of when exactly Mia would be back. During this time, several members revealed their intense hatred of Mia, and wrote obscene comments on the group page. These members were all banned immediately.
Mia "returned" and talked to some of the admins on Skype. She apologized for her vanishing act and insisted that she was taking yet another one of her "vacations" from the group. The admins respected her decision, and urged her to take the time to straighten out her personal problems. Mia reassured the admins that she would. The admins tried to refrain from talking about the group to Mia, to encourage her "vacation," but Mia chose to accept a commission from a mod in OpRuth, Juliette.
The Juliette Saga part 1
Mia complained frequently to the admins about how annoying Juliette was. That Juliette was flooding Mia with messages about her commission, as well as telling Mia every single detail that was going on in the group, even though the admins had told each other and the mods not to. During this time, Mia informed the admins that Juliette was power-hungry, trying to convince Mia to somehow make Juliette into an admin. That Juliette was telling Mia lies about the admin meetings, saying that the admins were "talking shit" about Mia. This of course, was completely untrue. The admins were caught in the middle, forced to give Mia details about the group since Juliette was in it, and causing problems for the admins as well. Mia asked the admins to wait until she had finished the commission for Juliette before banning her. The admins respected her wishes and promised not to ban Juliette until the commission was completed. During the commission process, Mia complained about Juliette extensively, and even drew little sketches to make fun of her. After a few days, Mia laughed on Skype saying that she was happy to be done with the commission, and that she had just half-assed the drawing near the end because she just didn't care about it anymore.
The drawing Mia did of Juliette:s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper…
Juliette's Commission Drawing:s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper…
Once the commission was completed, the admins took action and banned Juliette. When Juliette realized what had happened, she immediately began messaging all the admins. Some of the messages were merely her begging to be unbanned, others were not so sweet in nature. The admins carried out this judgment via the information Mia had given them, as well as Juliette's recent behavior. It was not a secret that Juliette hated Alice. Though now, the exiled admins wonder how much truth there really was in Mia's rants about Juliette.
After news spread of Juliette's banning, two members stood up to the admins. Johanna and Ashley fought with the admins, telling the admins, in less than polite ways, that Juliette should not have been banned, and that the admins were wrong in doing so. The admins explained several times to both girls what had happened, but the two continued to fight. Eventually, they brought the fight to the public group, and were warned that if they didn't stop that they would be banned. Ashley stopped, Johanna did not. As a result, Johanna was banned. It was an easy decision for the admins to ban Johanna because of past problems, this was simply the icing on the cake to them.
The admins were trying to do their best handling the group like nothing was wrong, when in reality the group was on fire. Members realized that without Mia, they essentially had carte blanche to do anything. Members were breaking rules on purpose and mocking the admins, people were trolling and arguing with the admins about everything they could think of. The admins did their best to try to maintain order, as well as reorganize the administration, considering that it was famous for not getting projects done on time, or even at all. Several of the admins wanted to leave the group. Some even did leave, but they came back, feeling bad for the friends they had left behind in the mess.
A handful of the admins were talking with Mia on Skype late in the evening, expressing how upset they were that the group was revolting. After the admins had signed off and gone to bed, Sam added Mia back to the administration group. While the other admins were sleeping Sam and Mia removed all of the work that the admins had done in Mia's absence. They also unbanned everyone, which meant that Mia had unwittingly unbanned the people who had spoken so ill of her.
The following day, the admins realized that Mia had been added as an admin again, and had changed everything without consulting everyone. Both Sam and Mia were extremely proud of what they had done. The other admins were upset, and told Sam and Mia that what they had done was a mistake, especially that Mia was supposed to be on vacation. Mia reacted poorly, throwing a tantrum, claiming that she had done it to "help" the admins. She truly believed that she had "fixed" everything by just coming back and taking over, rather than allowing the admins to try and figure it out for themselves. They barely had enough time to properly plan or implement anything.
Mia's temper tantrum:s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper… s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper… s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper…
In her outrage, Mia made comments that suggested that she was going to commit suicide. She claimed that she was absolutely devastated by the admins' reactions. She even said "I am going to do something I should have done a long time ago." This was distressing, as Mia has attempted suicide in the past. Even though the admins were upset with Mia for what she had done, they formed a suicide watch. Some of the admins called Mia's house to warn her parents, and to confirm that Mia was still alive. Other admins offered their thoughts and prayers. Everyone was genuinely concerned for Mia's well being. They waited to hear from Mia, or her family, that she was all right. They didn't hear from her for nearly two days.
The admins tried to log in to the administration group on Facebook, and received the message "You have to be a member of this group to see the posts." Mia had orchestrated a coup and was added as an admin back into the group. Once back in the group, Mia kicked out several of the admins. Before the admins had a chance to process what had happened, Mia added the exiled admins into a secret group called "Hey Backstabbers!" Mia had prepared pages of material for this secret group. Upon being added Mia launched into a tirade of posts, insulting the exiled admins, and being as nasty and condescending as possible. The exiled admins left the hateful group and logged onto Skype together. The exiled admins were in total shock; confused, angry, and upset that someone they had considered their friend had said such horrible things for seemingly no reason.
Some of the text from the "Hey Backstabbers!" group (comments will be in parenthesis):
Welcome to a brand new beginning backstabbers!
I hope you enjoy your stay because this is going to be a long fucking meeting. First off, I would love to show you all the things I've been collecting. Oh wait...I suppose you didn't know that since I created every single Admin/Mod/TJM/The Patakis group, that I would have all these goodies sent to my email, even if I'm no longer an admin anymore.
Did you also know that all the groups are set up to the point where I can reverse changes so that I can become an admin once again and everyone's powers will be gone? No really? You didn't?
Well, maybe next time you wouldn't be busy playing devil's advocate and recording my messages like little school girls, while acting completely different in front of me and pretending you actually give two fucks about me. I have received every picture, and every post through the email linked to everything.
I know what you know.
I have seen what you have said
I also have been TOLD what you said with others.
When I first created this group, I was going to peacefully explain to you all why I took you off as being admins. I was planning on having a discussion where we talked about things but after seeing massive amount of messages and photos. Also hearing from more than 300 people as of recently, I have began to understand what type of person you all are.
It wasn't about the Jungle movie anymore. Instead, the group turned into a drama in which I found out who my real friends are and who was pretending to be. You can look around in this group and see all the posts you made about me. You can sit here and lie to me all you want.
Now I truly understand Juliette and why she was suddenly banned when she told me what she had heard. Apparently all the mods told me after she did, of course you can guess my total shock. I even got angry at them all and thought THEY were lying to me.
(Mia was all for Juliette being banned. She had simply asked us to wait to ban Juliette until Mia had finished the commission. So this being a "surprise" is an outrageous lie.)
Unlike you all, I have made friends with so many people in this fandom, You all only know a few of them and you only contacted a few of them. You have no idea the friends I have all over the world who would back me up on whatever because unlike you all, they understand what loyalty means.
They are my true family, so what if we never met each other, they are more my family then you all are. They know me, they trust me and I trust them. When things are going down, they are always the FIRST to tell me what's going on. I took them for granted when I left the fandom, I don't think it was an mistake leaving it because now I truly understand what a wonderful gift I had all along. I didn't realise it until now, yes it's a cartoon show. As much as Alice and Rebecca love to shout out all the time, but what makes this fandom so great is the fact that you met REAL people and actually interact with them. That's what the fandom is about, not this backstabbing high school bullshit.
Beckers - After discussing your family issues, your marriage issues, the fact that you keep relapsing on your weight problem, and bad childhood memories. I have sat here, cried with you, gave you advice, talked things through with you and even comforted you when you needed it. When you whined about how other artists were getting comments and you received none, I went out and messages 200 of my facebook contacts telling them to watch your artwork and to comment on them because I really thought you deserved some love. I even asked Craig to give you a cell (Not sure if he did, but at least I did ask him)
(Mia basically demanded that Craig give
never asked for Mia to do that. She was embarrassed that Mia had approached Craig the way she did.
sent Craig a message, apologizing, and telling him that she didn't want him to feel obligated to give her anything. Craig completely understood, and sent
a cell anyway, telling her that he was happy to.)
And this is how you repay me?
You tell people when I was at your house, I was on the computer all day. That's only because you were too lazy to take me anywhere. You said that it was raining and you didn't feel like going anywhere, Hell, to get a least SOME Florida pictures, I had to go outside in your backyard and take them there because you were too busy animating the Indian Arnold gif to even notice me. Even when I told you, let's go out somewhere you just said you were tired from work and animated until 2 a.m. While I was so bored, I watched Dexter and whatever else movie you had that I had already seen.
felt obligated to try and entertain Mia while they were in Florida together. But there was only so much they could do because
had limited funds. She had paid for Mia's plane ticket, bought all of Mia's food, and had even bought gifts. This just shows how incredibly selfish Mia is. The main reason why she said they "didn't do anything fun" is because
could not afford to take them to Disney World.
This was how much
spent on Mia's plane ticket:s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper…
This was how much
spent on buying clothes for Mia:s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper…
By talking shit behind my back, making fun of me, telling people that I am on the computer all the time. Making fun of my situation, telling people how you dislike me. How about the fact that you turn my words around to others.
Alice - After being there for your own marriage trouble, comforting you when Matt pretty much lied to you about things. Being there when your best friend pissed you off, how about when I listen to you cry about how you thought of yourself. In the end, Alice is selfish. How could you? Like seriously? How could you tell every single person to record everything I ever wrote to everyone? HOW the fuck do you think you are? When I open my email and I saw all those pictures of screen shots...When I saw that album named after me. When I read all of it, I couldn't breathe. I could not believe my very own best friend has not only lied to me but was playing high school games and talking nice to me in text but later posting that text and talking total shit about me.
did not "talk shit" about Mia during this time period. In fact,
and talking with the others in order to try and keep updated on Mia's status during the suicide scare.
was supposed to hang out with Mia the next day, but Mia never responded to
then planned on canceling hanging out with Mia, and then
began receiving rude texts from Mia. This all led up to the "Hey Backstabbers" incident that afternoon.)
also found out later that Mia was talking shit behind
back about her divorce, and about her relationship with Matt. Mia also tried to convince :iconKaterineHowardRose that Matt was gay, and tried to encourage
to stop talking to Matt altogether. The confusion between Matt and
was caused by Mia saying things to them separately- a he said she said. This is not the first time that Mia tried to break up a relationship out of jealously. A prime example being
How fucking dare you. Is this friendship to you? You kept telling me that you wanted to HELP me, is this really helping me? I thought you were actually looking out for me. I thought you cared about me. Instead, I see you don't. You only cared about yourself. You wanted to "feel loved" you wanted people to "love you" instead you cause nothing but chaos. I can't believe you. No wonder you wanted to kick out Juliette when she told on you. No fucking wonder she didn't get a second chance. She was right the whole time, I'm not saying she's a saint at all but, from where I am standing...She told me you and Beckers said shit about me, after a while the mods told me.
I may not be as beautiful as you, I'm ugly compare to you. However, the two things I always had were loyalty and self respect. You don't.
was not the only admin that wanted to ban Juliette. The other admins were all in agreement. During the short time period when Mia was on "vacation" from the group, the admins had a majority vote on all decisions. Banning Juliette was a group decision. While Sam was against the banning, Sam did not hear all of the reasons for the banning, and was found to already be plotting behind the group's back with Mia for the coup along with Ajia.s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper…
Bunny - I listen to everything you told me, about your EDS and about your family. Hell, I even gave you advice about your baby daddy issues. I can't express how angry I am about the way you wrote about me. You act like I can just fly down to Florida (you know, with the MONEY I have) and then learn how to drive (again with the money I have) and get a car (with the money I have) and get a job (you know, jobs are like apples, they are everywhere) and know HOW to get to my job etc. All in the course of what? you did tell me you needed the rent money RIGHT AWAY. So yeah, that makes perfect sense huh? I will be living with your family (who I only know online for two years) and live with you guys. But wait, aren't you guys low on money? You need someone who actually DOES have money to do all of this!
(Mia randomly asked
if she could move in with her in Florida.
never agreed to such a thing because
family is indeed tight on money because of her illness. (Mia also asked
if she could move in together too. This was also declined.) In another post, that unfortunately was not captured, Mia talked about how she was suspicious of
actually having a real illness. Her "proof" was that
needed a wheelchair when they went out shopping, but was able to walk around her house without the wheelchair. She told the exiled admins on Skype that she felt
was just "putting on" while Mia was there to make her feel sorry for
Your illness is now your identity. Half of the time on facebook, all I see is you whining and I never said anything. I've been a good friend and tried to cheer you up. No wonder why people don't like responding to you all the time, you are totally bitter. I get that you have EDS and all, your joints are all wacked but all you ever do is complain in all your posts.
You can sit there and talk shit about my life all you want, you just sound angry and bitter. I have been nothing but loyal to you, I have opened my heart and my ear. Instead, you called me immature and you say I give up too easily. What about you? When shit goes down, I am the first person you talk to for HOURS.
You bitch and whine and panic about things and I normally drop whatever I'm doing and listen to you. I have never judged you but now you got me so mad that I'm going to pretty much throw the truth at you. This is why people don't like responding to you, did you know that Beckers didn't even want to meet you? She told me that all you do is complain and whine and that you feel too "sickly" to bring into her car. She was also complaining about not wanting you to get her car because she didn't want to feel responsible for you if you ended up getting hurt. (This was before we met you) I kept telling her that I wanted to meet you. She even told her husband and her mom the same thing but of course they will deny it.
Some friends huh?
Matt - I may not have known you for so long, however that doesn't excuse the fact that you are up Alice's booty and that you are always going to be on her side no matter what. When you skyped me 9/14/2013. I was not serious when I wrote to you. I wanted to know if you would betray me by posting screen shots of our convo. You thought you were slick by talking to me and thinking that I didn't know what you were doing. I started to converse the way I did because I was waiting for you to fall for it and you did. You acted like you cared at all about me but turned around to talk shit about me. Again, I love the fact that I get emails showing me every screen shot ever posted onto the Admin group. Bravo sir, you have shown your true colors and have also shown that you are nothing but a tool.
As soon as I saw them posted, I knew right off the bat that you weren't my friend and that you'd rather act like the hero then the piece of shit you really are. I hope you and Alice enjoy being together because you were made for each other.
And yes, I think Malice suits you both well because that's how it feels like in this group.
Yes this is a cartoon show, so why is everyone acting so maliciously? Why do you guys get that opportunity.to point that obvloious remark to me all the time when you all spend as much time with the fandom as I do, if not then normally you talk about it as much as I do.
Don't you guys sit there and point your fingers like I am crazy, you all have done things in the fandom, You have all had meetings about the fandom. You write stories / Art / Make music videos /Monitor the group. You can't sit there and say "Well Mia, this is JUST a cartoon show" and act like you don't do shit for this "kids" cartoon show.
Personally, what I would like to do is throw you out of the Opruth groups because I feel like you don't deserve a damn thing anymore. You didn't do this for the fandom, you did it for your own selfish reasons.
However, unlike you all bitches, and sir dick face , I am going to turn to the rest of Admins / Mods and see what they think, they should do with you all.
I hope they show you mercy that you never showed the members that you have banned.
Do not ever call my phone, do not call my parents phone, do not ever text me. I am pretty much done with you all. I have never been this betrayed and I can forgive but I can NEVER forget.
After tears of sorrow and anger were shed, the exiled admins had a decision to make- to stay as just members in the group, or to leave. Several of the exiled admins chose to leave. Others tried to stay and be a neutral party. The exiled admins that left banded together and made a new group. They vowed that they simply wanted a place where they could share their art and love for the fandom. They wanted to cut all ties with Mia. The exiled admins were still hurt, and still did talk about what had happened to them. One of the exiled admins, Kyle, took this as that the group was forming a hate group and left. He lied to the group about his reasons for leaving, and joined up with Mia again. The admins who had attempted to stay neutral ended up being kicked out of the group, due to Mia's worry that they would end up being spies for the exiled admins. These newly ejected members were welcomed into the new group. And for a moment, things seemed like they might be okay.
The original exiled admins:
More exiled admins followed the originals into the new group.
The new group decided that the best way to pursue their new group was to cut all ties with Mia, her group, and her new admins. The new group realized that Mia was still using some of their art as the graphic design and advertising for the DA OpRuth group. They messaged some friends who were still in OpRuth to take down the art on the DA group. Mia was told that the new group wanted their art taken down. Mia said she had a "right" to use the art, which she did not. Mia was given five days to take down the art. When Mia refused to do so, the art was removed by the friends. When Mia found out that the art had been taken down, Mia put it right back up again.
Upon seeing the art put back up again, the new group reacted. They made journals on DA saying that OpRuth was committing art theft. In response, Mia posted journals on the OpRuth DA group claiming that she was not stealing and made excuses for why she needed the art and why she was "allowed" to use it for advertising purposes.s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper…
Mia's Journal in OpRuth:s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper… s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper… s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper… s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper… s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper… s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper… s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper…
Mia's journal on her personal page:s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper…
Another response on Mia's journal:s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper… s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper…
response on the OpRuth journal:s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper…
One artists saw the journals, and realized what Mia was doing to the new group. This artist is
a girl who had previously been friends with Mia.
saw the journals about the art theft and sent a note to OpRuth requesting her stamps and buttons be taken down as well. Mia did not respond to
so she wrote her own journal supporting the two artists who wanted their work removed.
More artists saw the journals and responded, creating their own journals saying that they would fight against art theft. Mia and her admins retaliated on these journals, making their claims and in the same breath insulting the new group and innocent commenters. The new group reacted to these posts, working hard to maintain a modicum of professionalism. They explained that all they wanted was for OpRuth to take down their art since they had been ejected from the group. More artists sympathized, and Mia took down the art because of the public outrage.
After all this drama and nonsense, the exiled admins were sure that they were going to be able to get back to their goal- having fun in the fandom. They went back to focusing on building their new group, and creating artwork. For a short period of time, the admins were happy and having fun. Now that the art was taken down, they had ensured that all of the profiles that belonged to Mia and her minions were blocked. They did this to prevent more drama from occurring. The admins decided that they would not allow any of the offending persons be a part of their new group. Simply because the only reason they would have to join the new group would be to cause more drama. The admins were only interested in putting the incidents with Mia behind them, and moving on.
During all of the drama,
had agreed to do a commission for Juliette.
wanted to do her best on the commission because Mia had been so nasty behind Juliette's back.
did the best she could with the instructions, and created this image:
This was after she was asked to draw Helga pregnant in a maternity dress, and then asked to make Helga no longer pregnant.
drew Helga still in the maternity dress, but without the baby bump. Juliette then asked to have Helga wearing a bathrobe, and for Arnold's clothes to be colored differently.
made all the changes, telling Juliette that she simply wanted the commission to be right. While these changes were being made, Mia coerced Juliette into making a journal saying that she was not happy about the commission.
handled the situation with grace and talked through the problem with Juliette. In the end, Juliette took down the journal, and was happy with the commission. This situation was completely unnecessary as Juliette originally liked the commission the way it was. Mia encouraged Juliette to complain and make several changes. Regardless,
was able to create an image that made Juliette happy, and Juliette was happy to put the situation to rest.
To add to the outstanding drama, Mia created a fake account in the OpRuth group, and worked as an admin. She lied to the members and said that she was no longer acting as an admin, and removed her "Mia Pataki" account from the admin group. The admins all knew that this new account was Mia. It was called "Nana Bubu"s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper… s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper… s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper… s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper…
It was obvious that this account was created to make fun of
Her profile picture is similar, a mother and young daughter together. She would also make posts about "not being able to speak English well," and making similar posts about her "daughter," like how
would in the past.s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper… s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper… s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper…
When the exiled admins in the new group found out about this fake account, they knew immediately that it was Mia. Because Mia and her minions are slow on the uptake, they thought that their group had been "hacked" and that's how the exiled admins found out that "Nana Bubu" was really Mia. They began spreading rumors that
and others were "hackers."s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper…
Mia was also convinced that an admin who had left the group during the summer was also one of the hackers. In response, she shared (what she believed to be) his telephone number, and told the other OpRuth admins to harass him.s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper…
The admins of the OpRuth group also went out of their way to cause drama after the previous incidents. They tried to do a mass reporting on the exiled admins' art on DeviantArt. They also tried to report the new Facebook group as a "hate group." These feeble attempts did not impress the exiled admins, and they simply kept an eye on OpRuth to make sure they weren't planning anything worse.
In the meantime, the other OpRuth admins also continued to make fun of Juliette behind her back. The exiled admins wanted to reach out and let Juliette know, but at the same time were unsure of the position that would put them in.s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper…
Last but certainly not least- Mia recruited CL Richardson, aka PsalmSeven to steal the IP address of two persons on DA. Stealing an IP address is illegal. There's no telling if they stole other IP addresses, or will continue to do so.s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper…
Since these main crucial incidents, Mia and the admins of OpRuth have continued to post harassing journals and comments. This journal would go on forever if we posted everything. We choose only to post the big highlights here. If there are any questions, or need for clarification, there is a boatload of more information we can provide. Here are the last insane highlights of recent activity:youreverydaymia.deviantart.com…psalmseven.deviantart.com/jour…
journal responses:rebeccaartheart.deviantart.com… katerinehowardrose.deviantart.…
And of course, wonderful texts from Mia to us:s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper… s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper… s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper… s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper… s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper… s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper… s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper… s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper… s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper… s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper… s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper… s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper… s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper… s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper… s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper… s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper… s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper… s809.photobucket.com/user/Oper…
TL;DR: DRAMA SUCKS. DON'T DO IT.