Monday, April 26, 2010

Stouffer, get stuffed

Found it - yet another poorly written vanity press number looking for its legitimacy by an ill conceived attempt to cash in on the most tenuous of similarities to a blockbuster series.

This one is flat-out hilarious:

In Stouffer's work, the 'muggles' are diminutive, alien-esque creatures.  The main character's name is Harry. She attempted to sue based on this incontestable(read desperate) parallel of her unreadable opus to the Harry Potter universe.

The judge was so impressed by her lawsuit (which included false papers) that Stouffer's case was not only thrown out, the dimwit was fined $50,000 for wasting the court's time.

Original news here:

The laughable 'case', if you're into reading the nitty gritty:

And the result:

Moral of the story:  No matter how desperately you want to believe that the one toss off idea you had somewhere could never have come up in another writer's mind - you're wrong.  And having a very public temper tantrum about it will not only NOT get you the acclaim you slaver for, it just makes you look like an ass.

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