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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Zenia Kavala

I'm annoyed.

Someone sued over the origin of the story in "The Matrix". They've since given up, but what seems to be missing by my accounting is that nobody has bothered to read the original story, entitled "The Third Eye", and compare it. Sure, it might be out there somewhere, but after a cursory search, zippo. And the author who sued has given up, but still runs a website which promotes the idea that they were, in fact, the creator of the concept The Matrix was based on.

Well, that's just lame. The whole deal. The lawsuit, the giving up, the still pretending (may not actually be their website, I don't know), the no review by someone else.

I mean, we get no decision by a court. SO, the story is out there in undecided land, but nobody bothers to read it? I suspect the following: the whole deal looks like baloney, especially since the author gave up, so it's likely the comparison was tenuous at best, and nobody wants to waste their time on it. Well, I want someone else to waste their time on it for me. Go on now. Do it for me.

6 Comments:

At July 13, 2009 10:51 PM, Blogger JM said...

Okay...you try winning a lawsuit against one of the top six major conglomerates (Warner Brothers) which control 95% of media in this country. Stewart didn't stand a chance when the WB faced potential loss of credibility and needed to hide the story.

 
At July 16, 2009 12:11 AM, Blogger Will Von Wizzlepig said...

Maybe you didn't actually read what I wrote, anonymous commenter JM, and maybe you didn't even look into this case any more than to read about it somewhere and believe it.

We're riding along in this adventure solely on the basis of one person's claim that something they made was stolen- and that same particular someone has presented none of their evidence to us. The fact that lawyers agreed to be paid money to represent her claim in court has no bearing on its authenticity.

As long as we're on the subject of what a difficult situation this is- apparently she didn't even try to win.

according to snopes,

"Stewart's case was dismissed in June 2005 when she failed to show up for a preliminary hearing of her case... ...dismissed the suit, saying Stewart and her attorneys had not entered any evidence to bolster its key claims or demonstrated any striking similarity between her work and the accused directors' films."

Ok, so, you're ripped off of your life's work and suing for millions of dollars... and, oh, whoops? You forget to show up for court? And where was her lawyer? Don't you think, considering the money they stood to make off of this, that they would have had her there even if she was in a coma?

All that aside, I do not rule out the possibility that this whole story is true.

Which brings me back to the original subject, and the point of my post: I want to know if it is true, but there's just one small problem- you can't get a copy of her manuscript and read it. Because it is not out in the wild. After all of this attention, I find that odd as well. Is it because Stewart believes she will somehow make money off of it? Or maybe it's not out there because she knows once people have a look at it, they'll know her claim was nonsense and she'll lose her little moment in the sun permanently.

I might add, the whole story has my "nutcase" alarm ringing pretty loudly. Notice there's no talk-show interview with her on youtube? No photo but one grainy crummy one used as the backdrop of an audio-only radio program interview?

If she truly had a legitimate claim, I wish she had sued and won so she could get paid for her work... but the whole situation is pretty sketchy, and honestly, I think the effort I have put into typing all of this has been way more than my original and passing curiosity over this warranted.

 
At September 07, 2009 4:53 PM, Blogger Luvu4ia said...

There is a media blackout.

But I found this:

http://guerillaarts.ning.com/forum/topic/show?id=668579%3ATopic%3A12461

 
At September 07, 2009 11:23 PM, Blogger Will Von Wizzlepig said...

In our needle-in-a-haystack search, that is, unfortunately, just more hay.

Thanks for trying.

 
At December 02, 2009 9:36 AM, Blogger Cronic Truth Seeker said...

Sophia Stewart finally won her case, and she is now due, if not the biggest, one of the biggest settlements that Hollywood has ever seen. Her book "The Third Eye", is for sale on Amazon.com and many other places.

 
At December 13, 2009 10:35 PM, Blogger Will Von Wizzlepig said...

***COMMENT IS NOW THREAD CLOSED***

Sorry, Cronic, it does not seem that this is the case. Updated November 15th, 2009:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/matrix.asp

See also, the listing for the book on amazon, which is currently unavailable for purchase:

http://www.amazon.com/Third-Eye-Mother-Matrix/dp/0978539648/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1260770782&sr=8-1

There are 20 reviews, and 13 of them are 4 or five star reviews- if you follow the links to "see all of my reviews" for these authors, 10 of them only have one review listed.

One commenter lets on that the actual story is short, poorly written, and incomplete- and that the rest of the book is actually a lot of discussion about how Sophia Stewart was robbed and extensive detail about the specifics. (Zzz)

I am afraid this entire situation is nothing more than smoke, mirrors, and nonsense. And people wanting to believe that somewhere someone was victimized. That's my opinion, this is my blog, and that's the end of the discussion here on my blog, I am done wasting my time on this. Thanks for stopping by.

***COMMENT IS NOW THREAD CLOSED***

 

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