It is with some sadness that I report that Crystal Eagle Hunter, or Lucius Project, has given up the fight. I have invited him to share any information he has gathered with me, though, and hopefully await his positive response. I, however, will carry on, and, as usual, you are welcome to send me what you’ve got at
In the wee hours of the morning, between 1 am and 4 am, Crystal Eagle had struck again, delivering her “special treat.” She had earlier promised that the Sanggu and her critics would be amused. Well, was I?
(Disclaimer: My use of pronouns here to describe CE is irrelevant. I have not excluded the possibility the he is male.)
I wasn’t particularly amused by her choice of target; admittedly, while I do not know her all that well, she is from my course (in case you haven’t figured it out from the use, yes, I am a math major). Then, I also happen to know who the person she “did not name” is. However, the accusations hurled at her are sketchy at best; the claim of sources is one to be taken with skepticism, as it is one that anyone can use. Nonetheless, if it is true, this further bolsters my hypothesis that CE is, in fact, probably from SOM.
One thing that is amusing, though, is that the writing is a trainwreck, and the accusations are hardly convincing. Even more amusing is this person’s threat and list of demands to the Sanggu. I’m pretty sure the Sanggu doesn’t care about what some faceless whiner behind an internet screen who is looking sillier and sillier these days. I dare her to try. “The threat that is Crystal Eagle”? Please.
Anyway, I’m pretty sure you didn’t come here just to read about me ranting about what a pathetic writer and even more pathetic person CE is. I’m sure a couple of you already know that, and good for you. Instead, I’m gonna focus on the one thing in that blog entry that I found to be of interest, namely this picture.
This picture was almost certainly taken during a PE class… several years ago.
The people all jogging in more or less the same direction, wearing at most two different colors of shirt… yes, suggestive of a running/jogging class. Well, not terribly interesting, right?
Actually… since I’m sure you all know who this nameless one (NO) is, I might as well say that he graduated from the Ateneo in 2010, from the same five-year course that Cate is taking now. Now, PE is taken in first or second year, so, barring any delays (and I’m sure this man was a pretty good student) this picture was taken no later than the end of his second year, namely the first half of 2007.
This is working, of course, on the assumption, that indeed, NO is the one depicted in the picture. I don’t know him well, but I’m working off a Formspring picture, the few times I’ve seen him on campus, and the word of some of my friends, and the consensus is indeed the man in this picture looks like a somewhat younger version of him.
This, however, does not necessarily suggest that the student is, after all, older than I have conjectured.
Our juniors entered in 2009, what a memorable year. Our seniors entered in 2008. Our super-seniors entered in the second half of 2007. None of these had to be around to take this picture, meaning it’s probably on his FB or someone else’s.
I had been able to, after a little difficulty, track down NO’s Facebook, and I looked through his pictures. I could find this picture neither in his profile pictures (of which I think I saw all) nor the ones in which he was tagged (which I don’t think I was able to see in their entirety). Then, after having asked one of NO’s friends to search, he could not find the picture either. This friend, however, like many others, did confirm it is indeed NO in the picture.
This suggests some degree of friendship, or knowledge at least, between CE and NO.
I have actually asked NO himself whom he thinks had taken the picture and where else on the internet this has been posted; this could give us clues. I have instructed him to send his answer to my email address. But, like on a couple of other things I have asked, we’ll have to wait a bit.
For the meantime, I am zeroing in on a couple of Finance classes from last sem. Again, I have no definitive proof, and I could well be wrong, but it’s a good place to start.
On another note, I have a guess as to where “Tyranny of the majority” came from. I think I know who her Pos100 prof is. But this is not really supported by much other than the fact that I have a few friends in his class. Yeah.
Now, for another bold prediction:
Of the three girls, Crystal Eagle will most probably pick Jenica Dizon.
There is almost no way CE is gonna pick Panjee. I don’t know her personally, as I am extremely out of the loop, but if everyone hates her and knows about her, erm, adventures, then there is no point to the story. I don’t think CE wants to tell everyone something that is common knowledge. As for Carmy, I don’t know her (unsurprising pattern)… and apparently, a lot of people in the comments section don’t, either.
Instead, she will go with the one everyone seems to love: Jenica Dizon.
It doesn’t matter if, she is, indeed, as saintly as some of the commenters have suggested she is. CE is not beyond inventing things, as her entries have shown. CE has been upping the ante as of late, from bashing well-known figures to turning the blog itself into a stage where people can request someone to be slaughtered online to sending her amusingly impotent threats to the Sanggu.
There are no noble intentions behind her blog. The fact that some people actually support this nonsense, coupled with the even sadder fact that some people are actually sending requests for others to be featured, speaks volumes about our community as a whole.
Anyway, before I wax melodramatic and end up forgetting to finish my problem set: Till next time. To my readers, any assistance in catching this crook would be appreciated. To Crystal Eagle: I’ll be watching you.