Thursday, November 5, 2009

Mystery of Missing Artwork Solved!

So, as I was cleaning up the Hotel lobby following our stellar 6 month anniversary party, I caught something out of the corner of my eye that I hadn't noticed before. To my surprise this large triangular red piece of art had appeared above the check-in desk!

Assuming enola had put it there, I waited for her to arrive for her nightly visit, and asked her. She thought I was nuts, and had to look for herself. Denying having put it there, we both assumed either Donna or Cinnamon were up to something, probably drinking, and had decided to decorate the place.

But alas after several bright lights and phonebooks, both still denied having any knowledge of the mysterious appearance.

I decided to do a little sleuthing, and placed a few calls to some friends in the Real Life Hotel Chelsea to see if they could provide any clues.

One person, we'll call him "tEd" told me that indeed an identical piece of art used to hang above the counter in the exact same place in the RL Hotel!

When I asked what happened to it, he replied that it had vanished! He said that some residents speculated that since this artist is quite popular right now that the current "management" might have decided to sell this piece of Hotel History for personal gain!
Not that I like defending the new regime at the Chelsea, but I'm here to tell you, they did not!
Thanks to my super sleuthing ability and trusty Brendan Behan decoder ring, I figured out exactly what happened!!!
When "tEd" told me it vanished, he was right on the money! It actually vanished, gone, kaput! And thanks to a tear in the time/space continuum caused by some bad mojovoodo left at the hotel by Harry Smith, and the recent crossover between SL and RL at the Chelsea, things that disappear in the Real Hotel sometimes appear in the SL Hotel!!!
I know this to be fact, because several other things that are vanishing at the Real Hotel have been showing up in the SL one for quite some time! Things like the Bring Back the Bards Banners, the Historic Mailboxes, Long Term Residents, Poets, Musicians, and Authors!!! We've even seen some integrity in the management!!!
I know it sounds incredible, but it's true!
Now, here's the icing on the cake, since this artist (who shall remain nameless) is quite in vogue now, it appears that this piece of art could be worth about a MILLION dollars! I'm so glad that they didn't profit from this.. and wow, I'm glad it showed up here.. I did the math, and $1,000,000.00 time the current exchange rate for Lindens, minus the sacrificial goat, plus buying myself a much cooler hairdoo than I have in real life, equals... wow, a shitload of Lindens!!!

There is no post here!

Virtual Chelsea Celebrates 6 Months!!!

What a long strange trip it is.
Nov 4 marked the 6 month anniversary of the opening of the Virtual Hotel Chelsea!
The celebration christened the newly built Lyceum Theatre.
Someone made the comment that "6 months in SL is like 6 years in RL" it really is if you think about the way life is so accelerated in the Virtual world...
I'd like to thank all of you that have been a part of this amazing community we've created here in SL. It's incredible that this venture is still self supporting, I really had no idea that we'd be going six days later, let alone six months.
Thanks to all of you for your support! Thanks to all of you in the RL Chelsea!
Bring Back the Bards!!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Lyceum Theatre rebuilt on 23rd. Street.

The Lyceum Theatre, while it never existed on 23rd Street, was designed by the same architect that built the Hotel Chelsea... we've recreated it here circa 1890 to be used for larger events.

For the best virtual sangria and lamb chops!!!

Inspired by dinner with Ed Hamilton at the RL El Quijote Restaurant situated under the Hotel Chelsea, I came home wracked with guilt at having omitted it from our Virtual build...

Alas, I give you the best virtual sangria in the universe!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Chelsea Horror Hotel Halloween Parade a Huge Hit!

23rd Street was filled with vampires, monsters, serial killers, and Donna had an arrow through her head.

You might say this is a normal night at the Virtual Chelsea,.... ummmm.. because it is..

But really, this was special, it was our Halloween Parade, Hosted by enola and Donna, with Mykal trying his skills as DJ.

The turnout and costumes were amazing! The decorations horrifying! Blood in the streets! Monsters in the manholes! Burning Taxis! Oh my!

Congrats to the two winners of our $1000 prize for best costumes, Brianna and Jason!