She's a Flight Risk

She's a Flight Risk: "On March 2, 2003 at 4:12 pm, I disappeared. My name is isabella v., but it's not. I'm twentysomething and I am an international fugitive."

I heard about this site last year when I read the Wired article about it, but I hadn't gotten around to reading it until yesterday. I got totally sucked in, and read the whole thing in two sittings. It's very entertaining. Short version: heiress runs to escape arranged marriage; launders money, flees private security forces, hangs out with smugglers, blogs.

I started with About the Author then went on to entry #1.

This Esquire article about her gets interesting on page 3 (after he stops cut-and-pasting chat logs and actually arranges an interview.) Warning, the article contains some spoilers, so read the blog first.


14 Responses:

  1. quercus says:

    Wow - some unheard-of girl gets her vanity blog cited by <lj user="jwz" >. In the geekiverse, that means she's now famous.

    • vanity blog

      Isn't that a little redundant?

      • quercus says:

        A little.

        It just amused me that here's this super-rich aristo and no-one cares. But then they read "Redhead runs Debian" and suddenly there's a spark of interest. Cite by <lj user="jwz">, and you're royalty. Different communities, different standards.

  2. badger says:

    Missed the Wired article, found the site through a couple of months ago, looked at it long enough to determine that whether it was real or a work of fiction it was entertaining enough that I should read it, and haven't set aside enough time to do so yet. Thanks for the reminder.

  3. injector says:

    Don't post stuff like this when it is time for me to sleep.

  4. eqe says:

    The esquire article is completely surreal for me. I read flightrisk for a good 6 months back in 2002, maintaining ambivalence, then finally decided it had to be a hoax and gave it up. Now to read that a theoretically-trustworthy publication has evidence of, well, at least a few thousand dollars expended... blows my mind.

  5. pir_anha says:

    syndicated on LJ as <lj user=shesaflightrisk>.

  6. transgress says:

    agreed with the person who said 'dont post such things when im about to goto bed', I suppose its my fault for reading lj just before sleep, however that journal ended up prolonging my awake-ness another 2 hours or so. Interesting, obviously.

  7. bramcohen says:

    She reminds me of <lj user="kiad">.

  8. syntenylost says:

    Your cheesegrater link requests rather forcefully for a user/pass and upon failing directs one to the "flight risk" page.

  9. movingfinger says:

    Red hair, violet eyes, aristo background, arranged marriage, finances sufficiently self-controlled to shift massive chunks of money without being noticed yet insufficiently private to support her own Amex card, mysterious tropical hideouts, smugglers, and for some reason it's okay to post this all in carefully paced installments, on the web while the "private security forces" are left looking like Imperial Stormtroopers.

    You guys don't read enough books by members of the Romance Writers of America.