We need this, we want this, and since we no longer have a private topic in which to have this, we'll do it in plain view, and they'll never find us!
Here we can hold behind-the-scenes discussions of our stories, without having to make so many off-topic comments in the story threads themselves (and without our array of off-topic/on-topic smileys, that can be a pain). It's not as nice being out in the open like this, but when you think about it, all of us were reading the PT anyway, so it was never really a private topic.
We have a bit of a dilemma with the hotel being (or should I say, *not* being) in two places at once, but remember, this *is* the hotel we're talking about. I'd say by its very nature, it has a tendency to do that kind of thing.
In the Presenting: Tora's A&C Tarot Deck thread, someone suggested we summon quantum theory into the mix, and "Schroedinger's Hotel" seems like a very good option here. That would explain why the hotel was truly missing from its accustomed location at the beginning of this adventure, and why it seems to now be there for Hugh (in its accustomed location), but not for us.
Anyway, my two cents, to which all and sundry are welcome to add theirs. Welcome back to the A&C PT - now Public, but hey, who cares? We're here, and that's what matters!
EDIT 03/30/12: For those interested in using our original smilies, here is the link to them on our photobucket "picturepooling" site:
I followed MN's lead and uploaded our beloved smilies from the old forum to that page. I think I have all of them; many that I had saved came from picturepooling originally and I have tried not to duplicate them. If you still can't find something you know we had before, let me know. I might have it and just haven't gotten it up there yet.
And for my part, also pinging on MN's post below, I probably will leave photobucket open on another tab.
EDIT 08/29/12: I have posted links to the hotel floor plans and grounds area map here.