no way, crazy zeidi would never do such a thing...I suspect that Zeide took some facts and embellished them beyond belief so as to confuse and impress.
I don't mind bringing up the past in the light of the book.
SB was too kind to Zeide and did not fact check. She also lied about Jeremy, saying he invented the term "Tahitian Black"- on eBay!!! Jeremy never sold on eBay and Zeide did not know him- she just claimed she did and she had scolded Jeremy and set him on the right path. SB believed her and didn't fact-check. She was the first, but not the last, to claim that she knew Jeremy, paired with a lie that she had lorded it over him. 'Member the one who claimed to be J's wholesale source? (No names, please).
I just read her posts on Pearl Professor. I can't believe she had the gall. I went over there to see the comments. BTW I haven't posted anything over there in a coon's age. That's other people with strong feelings about her.
maryd, the check is in the mail!
GG, you are correct. There was sometimes a nugget of truth. Sort of a vault springboard to jump off of.
That thread wasn't that bad compared to some of the ones I took down. It is more about my state of mind in the "before" stage of the Big Z-day Crash. I believed her. I was genuinely trying to learn, and that was, "garbage in", don't you think? A crime in its own way, in my mind. My reaction? Use skepticism and get more info from any source possible before swallowing statements and claims.
The enormity of what I had swallowed without question, made me barf for a while. By then I had Strack to set me straight and saw where the Z-noodle grains of truth came from without the hyperbole and lies.
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I just read the link to Pearl Professor and Zeide's comments on that blog. I hadn't been there before and I don't think I'll go back. Zeide is sounding a little psychotic and delusional. It is hard to believe that she is still keeping up the pretext and sadder that Stephen's book has given her some validity...false validity, I guess.
There is nothing like the P-G forum for the depth of information and what, I hope, is the sincerity of the people that post here. It is painful to realize that that was violated for personal gain, either financial or fanciful.
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Are you sure it's really Zeide on the Pearl Professor? I think it's someone "playing" ZE for kicks.
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Could be, but what if it is?.....muah haha.
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FYI-----I joined P-G about a month after Zeide did, and was active on the forum during the whole time she was here. If someone is now posing as Z on TPP, they are doing an incredible job of capturing the mix of fact/fiction/arrogance/insult that characterized her style-----------
SO MANY PEARLS, SO LITTLE TIME----
Actually, I've noted a decay in writing skills. Not as precise, more bantering and filler.
HaHa! She has a way with words. She has been posting on PP comments for a long time. I made a post with material she wrote to me (with the shamma/Merovingian bloodlines). I never did get into the Abelard/Heloise fantasy. Her writings are full of im"precise, more bantering and filler". She was on her game in most posts here, but totally wacko in private exchanges.
I am not going to rule out that that is not her, yet. Remember she has had two more years since she left. Maybe there is more foolishness going on.....
The words are definitely hers. Whether or not she is posting them herself is another question.
I am glad Stephen took Zeide to task on her cache of "naturals." It's hard to imagine she was still trying to fool him after she had just been outed days earlier. Yes, Zeide lied about me and Tahitian black, which I found odd because it was something we all fought against when it started popping up on eBay. But one thing we've all certainly learned about Zeide; if she is speaking or writing, she is lying.
A lot of her posts on TPP were from forum members she emailed with wildly crazy thoughts. (I put up one with several of her claims to me) But some are her own posts. No one else but her could/would make the Perlas statements.
This book is one of the worst things I've read. Typos, continuous inaccuracies, and it's dull as a doorknob. He uses the power of writing the book to meet some of the world's most important pearl people and then he insults all of them to their faces. It's a wonder the Japanese didn't kick him out of the country. He would come across as a simple bully were it not for his evident love of pearls.
I was planning on donating this book to the GIA library, but now I would be embarrassed to do so. I'm going to return the two extra copies I bought. This is my personal opinion and I am standing behind it. It's sad because in someone else's hands, this could have been a great journey.
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In my review I stated that it was a missed opportunity. An understatement.