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They say that somewhere in western America, some say in Utah, others say on the California coast, there’s a small motel on the side of the road.

When you go inside, it’s decorated in very common hotel attire, with the paneling and old fashioned key-lock doors.

The thing is, there’s a room in there for everybody. Everybody has a reservation for exactly when they show up, and the number of rooms available is always one more than the number of people there. One person to a room, that is the rule.

It’s said that the song “Hotel California” is based off this motel, though you *can* leave this particular motel.

I wouldn’t advise looking at a mirror for at least a month after doing so, though.

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  • Ahmea

    Why would I not want to look in the mirror?

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    • Hello

      Because TEH MONSTERS WELL EET U!!!!

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    • Someone

      I agree Ahmea, it makes no sense! I am just reading all of the worst pastas by the way. :D

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      • darthknight

        Me too O_O I need to get some sleep but I’m reading all this instead =_=

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        • Anonymous

          nayeli is funny

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    • Jason

      I know, right? I’m just so fabulous I can’t resist it.

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  • Dammerung

    Because you ARE the demons.

    And then Ahmea was a zombie.

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  • Anonymous

    This sounds unfinished. Let’s finish it up!

    How about something along the lines of:

    “People will stop you on the street, and ask what happened. You will remain unable to anwer them the first month, but if the questions continue you will be forced to tell the tail, driving the person into insanity. You will tell this story without any recolection of what actually happened, nor any clue as to what you actually look like. However, if you do let curiosity get the best of you, and you do decide to look in the mirror…. well let’s just say that the last person who did that was found dead with claw marks across his eyes and chest, and blood covering the mirror to near opacity.”

    Yeah, sure that sounds good.

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    • Someone

      Better then no explanation.

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  • valenwind7424

    That’s a little too drastic for this pasta, Anonymous. Also, it’s “tale,” not “tail.” I suggest something more subtle. Can’t think of anything right now, but I’ll post it if I do.

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  • diana

    Such a lovely place..

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    • Anonymous

      Such a lovely face

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      • Anonymous

        Plenty of room at the Hotel California…

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        • Hank

          Anytime of year…

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        • Rhavnod

          You can find it here.

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  • uhm, yess

    hehehehe! i like the rest of the story, tho wat if you loooked in the mirror wen ur in the hotel? will you still DIE

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    • http://none Wesley Hatcher

      ???????????????????????????????????????????I don’t understand.

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    • KillJoy27

      Don’t be a tool bag -_-” SPELL CORRECTLY

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  • The Tainted Truth

    Hmm there is an actull part in the song were there are mirors on the celing : O Could that possibley be it Intresting add on Anoy: It’s good :3 but a bit distracting and not to related

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    • skydoesminecraft

      wow is that true ?????

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  • Anon

    so……why can’t i look in the mirror for a month? Grooming is going to get pretty challenging..

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  • DJLoONa

    there’s no real consequence
    a warning
    anything can happen if you look in a mirror before a month is up…
    something bad obviously but curiosity would get the better of me

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  • Anonymous

    The song *Hotel California* is actually about the Lido, which is now an apartment complex on Wilcox ave near Hollywood Blvd.

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  • WillyMason

    THEN WHO IS HOTEL!

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  • Anonymous

    THEN WHO WAS REFLECTION?!?!

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    • PHONE

      THEN WHO WAS ROOM?

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  • Midnightgirl

    you become one of them. you become the people on the outside.

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  • Don Henley

    They stabbed with their steely knifes but they just can’t kill the beast….

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    • darthknight

      Last thing I remember…

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      • creepy girl

        I was
        Running for the door

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        • Constipated Unicorn

          I had to find the passage back,
          to the place I was before…

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    • ddog2346

      Relax
      said the nightman, we are
      programmed to recieve

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      • Project Moonshadow

        You can check out any time you like
        But you can never leave

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  • YAY

    do i not want to look in the mirror because the hotel leaves you with with month-long bedhead??!

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    • KillJoy27

      good god…my worst nightmare has come true…*cow licks* O_O”

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  • Dead Rain

    Sweet Jesus, I shat brix.

    Was listening to Hotel California as I read this, had a freaky-ass dream about it. Pretty sure it was influenced by the song and this bit of Pasta.

    Someone tell the guy that made this to get his bum ass back in the kitchen already. With a bit of work, we might be reading the work of the next Josef K. or something.

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  • NN

    Woot! Irrational fear of mirrors FTW!

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  • ben dover

    someone post the lyrics to hotel ccalifornia for ANALyzing

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  • http://Qwwrwgethgxdnjnf BUT THEN

    BUT THEN WHO WAS MIRROR?

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  • Anonymous

    shit pasta is shit…. and may also be unfinished

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    • KillJoy27

      no shit sherlock holmes. deduce this one all on our own, did we?

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  • Flash37

    Why do you not look into the mirror? Staying at Hotel California makes Zalgo haunt you?

    …Sorry. Had to be said. :c

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  • Zadok Regex

    Oh goodie a story about the infinity hotel :D

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  • http://www.youtube.com joe monster

    the story should end like this: “If you do choose to look in the mirror.

    the last thing you will remember is being put into a straight jacket.”

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    • darthknight

      No, last thing you’ll remember is running for the door >:c

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  • Steverino95

    Short and sweet and leaves things to the imagination. 8/10

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    • http://www.lizzardcrewmusic.webs.com The Almighty Kronos

      …What?! No…no…

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  • Tom

    because if you do… A SKELETON POPS OUT!

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