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Thread: The Scene Episode 9 Conspiracy

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    muchspl3's Avatar muchspl3 > muchspl2
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    For those not up to speed:

    1. In Real Life

    Siteop by the name of Griffen is strongly suspected of being FBI and running the honeypot site that caused the raids.

    2. In "The Scene" Episode 9

    Episode opens, and the two 'sceners' discuss someone named Gryffen, in a distrusting way. Music as usual is playing in the background...

    For no apparent reason another voice is played over the top of the music, with a lot of echo effects.. and clearly states "He Works for the FBI"

    what do you guys think?

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    lee551's Avatar no soup for you! BT Rep: +5
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    wow, what a fuct up coincidence. maybe tha scene isn't a work of fiction.

    btw, episode 10 due out this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by {I}{K}{E}

    Spoiler: Show

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    Youve stolen my theory...

    Time for the trout for you.

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    muchspl3's Avatar muchspl3 > muchspl2
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    Quote Originally Posted by RealitY
    Youve stolen my theory...

    Time for the trout for you.
    I read about it elsewhere before I read that thread

    Last edited by muchspl3; 07-03-2005 at 08:37 AM.

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    Well arent you quick with the cover up to get out of the trout...

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    lee551's Avatar no soup for you! BT Rep: +5
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    read the bolded areas:
    Hi everyone,

    I wanted to let you know that we're hard at work this week on Episode 10
    and we hope to release it by July 9th or 10th. As always, we will post
    updates on the site, and I will send a mail around as soon as we're
    about to release.

    On another note, as many of you know, there were a series of arrests in
    the real 'scene' last week. Ever since our first episode, people have
    wondered if we work for Sony, for the RIAA, the MPAA, the FBI, or any
    number of other letter combinations. Episode 9 apparently re-ignited
    some of these suspicions, so I wanted to take a moment to address some
    of the concerns that have been expressed to us.

    First off, as we have stated numerous times, The Scene is purely
    fictitious, and the sole point of it is to entertain. We have no hidden
    agendas, and no desire to frighten or intimidate people - much less have
    them arrested. I write all of the scripts myself; I choose the character
    names (including "gryffin")
    and I create all the plots and storylines on
    my own with no outside input of any kind.

    Just as there are shows about the mafia, cops, and big corporations,
    we've created a drama about movie piracy. We're not saying that piracy
    is right or wrong; we're just telling a story in way that is as
    authentic as possible - and we go out of our way to make sure that
    nothing in the show could ever get anyone in trouble.

    We understood from the beginning that The Scene would be controversial,
    and we expected to get heat (from both sides). But we're not going to
    stop making the show just because some people are offended. From
    everything we've seen and heard, the vast majority of people who watch
    our show enjoy it, just as we enjoy making it. Now, some specific
    answers about the conspiracy theories:

    1) A portion of episode 9 was hosted at Hurricane Electric (where some
    of the legal action took place last week). Hurricane Electric is one of
    the Internet's largest data centers. The fact that legal action took
    place there three or four weeks after we shot our show in no way
    connects the two events. It's like saying that because two things
    happened in Chicago - three weeks apart - one is linked to the other.

    2) We had absolutely no advanced knowledge of the legal action. How
    could we have? We're a marketing/entertainment company! From what we've
    read, the busts were in the works for years - long before our show was
    even conceived. And to my knowledge, the FBI does not have an
    entertainment division. If it does we are NOT it!

    3) Apparently, a leading figure in the legal action used the nick
    "griffen". As stated above, I chose the name "gryffin" for Episode 9 all
    by myself. I selected it because it seemed to fit the storyline and the
    character - about whom, i might add, we have revealed very little. The
    coincidence has gotten an enormous amount of attention, but in my mind,
    however you spell it, the nick "griffen" is like "Bob," "Dave," "Mike,"
    or "Jim." It's a simple word that comes from mythology, and I'm willing
    to bet it's a very popular nick. Saying that I chose it because I knew
    that it would be part of a gigantic bust a week later is absurd.

    4) We shot the video portion of Episode 9 in the public plaza in the
    Sony building. I did this, admittedly, as a bit of a joke. I thought I'd
    poke fun at the conspiracy theorists. As it turns out, it was poor
    timing. (Had we truly known that there would be a bust a week or two
    after the episode we would have never done it). By the way, a security
    guard, who you can see for a moment in the video, saw our tripod and
    asked us to leave, which we did promptly.

    5) One of the songs in Episode 9 features the lyrics "he works for the
    FBI". The artist is called Temple City ( We
    selected Temple City because we thought their music was great, and
    because it fit the mood of the show. Temple City approached US about
    including their music, btw, not the other way around.

    That's about it. As always, we appreciate the tremendous support that so
    many of you have given us. We invest our own money to produce the show
    because we enjoy it. We're thrilled that it's gained such a wide global
    audience, and we intend to keep creating it for as long as possible.

    Talk to you soon.


    smells like a cover-up...

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    asmithz's Avatar Hi-Definition
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    Its just so weird

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    muchspl3's Avatar muchspl3 > muchspl2
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    better thread at vcdq if anyone wants to check it out, they have quit the case against them and sony

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