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Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Brie and Seany To Leave Virtual London

There has been a change in the Virtual London Team and it comes as a great shock to see two of the most established and well loved people being put into a situation where they feel they have no option but to leave. Brie Janick and Seany1235 Blinker have basically been with London since the beginning and put in many hours of creating a wonderful place for the rest of us to enjoy. Brie and Seany loved Virtual London and are very sad to go, it holds lots of special memories for them. However, they can look back and be very proud of their achievements in London, Seany looked after both the Chelsea and Kensington sims and he was a great landlord. When I had my apartment in Chelsea, Seany was always there to sort out any problems, including ejecting griefers and being so approachable, becoming a good friend I could call on anytime, nothing was too much trouble for him. Brie’s bubbly and friendly personality made her a favourite with everyone, for Brie too, nothing was too much trouble, she was always there to assist us all. Both Brie and Seany have worked tirelessly to bring entertainment to the London sims, organising fantastic events and the work behind the scenes must have been tremendously hard for them.

Brie made Knightsbridge a very welcoming friendly place to be, shop owners would move in and stay there, realising what an excellent service they were getting. Brie saw us through the seasons, the beautiful Christmas lights in the Knightsbridge roads were so tastefully done, I don’t think any real life streets could come close, but that is Brie all over, she has exquisite taste and knows how to present the area so people wanted to be there. We had street parties in the summer, fireworks and live gigs. Brie and Seany made the Underground Club a place where regulars go back time after time. They joined in the fun with the clubbers as they both dj’d with Brie also hosting. Seany, as the club manager, was skilled indeed at doing the club up for different theme nights, just recently we had a ‘Back To The Future’ theme complete with a road layout and DeLorean sports car in the middle. I remember Halloween themes, Valentine parties, Christmas and New Year’s Eve Balls, Seany did a brilliant job. But it wasn’t only the decorations, people went to the club to be with Brie and Seany, they felt at home in the company of these two wonderful people. Brie is the ultimate people’s person, she’s an organiser, strong but with a caring sensible side that I can only describe as very professional. I never forgot the first time I heard her take the stage at a sim owned by the media group Orange, she was there representing the London sims and spoke out faultlessly, no apparent nerves and in her own warm way, which made people listen.

Brie was in charge of Hyde Park too, being the SL Gateway for new people, she used her organisational skills again to train ‘Greeters’ to perfection, making sure that the new people got off to a great start.

There has been a re-shuffle of management posts in the London sims, and it would appear that a different business process is being used, bringing Knightsbridge and Kensington into line with Mayfair. This new strategy may bring in more money to cover the very expensive upkeep of the sims. However, I personally think, that there needs to be a balance, whilst I greatly admire the business prowess of making as much profit as possible, there also needs to be the human factor, those special people who make you feel welcome and want to stay. I asked Brie and Seany how they felt about what has happened and Seany told me that they felt like they have been pushed out.

The London sims without Brie and Seany? Well I for one just can’t imagine London without them, Virtual London will be losing part of its heart and its main strength, it is a very sad day indeed!
Janey Bracken


19 comments:

bobsyouruncle said...

brie and seany i was very sad to read this story today its with great saddnes to see your leaving.I sent out a london im chat voicing my anger an they banned me from the groupDebs regent you have made a big mess of it all london is lost very sad and to torric like i said in the group im your a little runt

Anonymous said...

so sad to see you leave, you will be missed by all the businesses and people alike. Unfortunately now i am left no option but to leave myself and find a professional and friendly sim, London will have a nasty shock when Torric's unapproachable attitude is realised by the rest of commercial and residential alike. a sad day, Debs, you a fool for choosing low life scum over heart filled hard working people that have stuck by you, such a shame, good luck brie and seany, whatever you do with your sl lives now all the commercials know you will make it a success, who knows we may as follow you not just myself.

Brie Janick said...

Ty everyone We will miss London and the people. We have felt like a family all these years and still fell very passionate about the people and staff. Hyde park staff are the best group of people you will meet hard wrking and dedicated.The ugc was our pasion and we loved every minute. We have made life long friends and we will miss you all very much. With a saddened heart i wish London good luck but please stay in touch with us and you are friends. Lots of Love and also Thanks to Janey,Hibs and ED i have enjoyed every minute with you all . Your good friends and i thank you all and london for your frienship....
Brie Janick

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Anonymous said...

brie and seany im so sad to see you both leaving london you are 2 very amazing special people who i have never once seen put anyone down or make feel bad , your alwaya around to help everyone when it is needed it will be a huge loss to london and all i hope is good things for you both as you deserve the very best love you guys xxxxxxx

Janey Bracken said...

I'm very sorry to remove the last two comments, but would you please make your point without calling people names, it's nice to hear your views but please don't make it offensive.

Anonymous said...

What the heck why should they leave brie and seant and the greeters keep london a safe place i can see thats going to be a real bad move for london Des Regent has lost her mind i think i guess if you flash figures in front of her eyes with what money could be made for her then nothing or no one maters anymore very sad day i wish brie and seany all the luck you dont need to be in a place like that better off out of it xoxox

Anonymous said...

VERY SAD BRIE AND SEANIE BOTH
WORKED SO VERY HARD ON THIS SIM
THERE BOTH LOVLY SEET PEOPLE
THERE LIKE MY FAMILY
THERE SILLY BUGGERS THE LOT RUNNING LONDON CAN FOB OFF
SADSAD LOT YOU

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CB said...

Most of these comments are anonymous...makes you wonder if just one person is posting them instead of different people. You've made your point.

They've left, it's sad, time to move on. Hopefully London will continue to do well under new management, but if not, then Debs Regent will have learned her lesson: be careful who you make your enemy. She seems to make enemies quite often. For a business woman, Debs, you don't seem to take people's feelings into account very often. Shame you haven't learned your lesson by now?

Best of luck to you both. It is sad to see you go.

Anonymous said...

Alt lexington is sad to here that seany and brie are leaveing cause it was the underground group that welcomed me when i first joined second life and brie gave me the avatar i still use today
i thank them for all the enjoyment they surplied and wish them the best of luck in future endevers

seany1235 said...

people stay Anomymous as they know what will happen if they give there names sure is time to move on i agree theres only so many knifes that will fit in my back theres no more room

CB said...

or because its the same person lol

Anonymous said...

When I first joined SL London, and it was in the first weeks of my virtulal life too, i remeber a very good clan, Like Seany, Brie, Clive, Andis, Doug, Boone (who made me what i'm now), etc. There was no Hyde Park and the front of the UGC was the landingspot for newcomers.

But sad enough, trough rules and new people this clan has fallen apart.4

I wish the best for u both.

- Auti

seany1235 blinker said...

thanks Auti im glad someone still cares about the people and dont look at people as just money

HotStuff said...

Am bloody shocked and angry, Two of my best friends, its people like Brie and Seany that made me feel SL London was my home. Still have very fond memories of some fab nights in the UGC in hotseys early days. Very saddened, love you both Hotsey xxx

Ed Follet said...

I was in Knightsbridge the other night for DJ Brie's last ever set at the UGC. Understandably it was very emotional ordeal and a couple of times Brie was overcome by the sadness of it. The extraordinary reaction as everyone immediately reached out to her with hugs was the most powerful and heart warming thing I have yet experienced in SL. I'll swear the dance floor was a foot deep in tears including a few of my own, I almost had to rez my wellies! LoL. It is a shame that the London management have thought to risk alienating so many people whose commitment to our community was previously unquestioned. I don’t pretend to understand the financial pressures involved in running the London estate. I do know that greed is a pervasive attitude among the current business community. I‘m from an older generation where we put people before profit. My best wishes go with Brie and Seany and I know they will create a wonderful place where people like me will always feel welcome and totally at ease.

seany said...

Thank you for the kind words Ed we can tell that was stright from the heart :)