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2000 XYZZY Awards Ceremony Transcript, Page 9

On March 11, 2001, at 1:30 P.M. EST (6:30 P.M. GMT), the XYZZY Awards Ceremony was held at ifMUD. Below is the transcript of the event, without comments made on the #peanut-gallery discussion. Should you wish to see those comments, they are also available.

inky says, "anyway -- last year's winner in the Best Setting category appears to be making a habit of getting nominated, so we've asked Stephen Granade to step in his stead"
Rob claps.
Sargent ascends the stage and taps the microphone.
Mona applauds duly.
Paul claps.
markm says, "yay duly!"
caleb claps
Sargent says, "As inky said, I am standing in for zarf this year."
Rob says, "Our guide to fun and merriment!"
Sargent says, "So."
Ivan has disconnected.
Ivan Cymbals smear your ears and Ivan is gone.
BrenBarn says, "Yay Sarge"
zarf asks, "..and who hasn't?"
Sargent says, "One pound Velveeta, one can Rotel tomatoes."
Sargent says, "Cube the Velveeta and mix with the Rotel in a microwave-safe dish"
Rob claps!
Adam laughs
markm says, "eeeagh!"
Emily says, "heehee"
inky claps.
katre says, "yay"
Sargent says, "Nuke for about ten minutes, or until smooth."
Gunther says, "yay!"
BoingBall laughs.
Sargent says, "Serve with chips."
Urbatain claps
dfan cracks up.
zarf winces very slightly.
Mona says, "ha!"
caleb laughs
mclem cheers
Paul laughs, then whips up a batch.
<maga_dogg> Mary had a little cow/She also had a sheep./She doused them both in parrafin/And burnt them on a heap.
maga_dogg arrives from the west.
Jota cheers.
Sargent says, "And now, on with the Best Setting award."
Rob claps.
BrenBarn cheers.
Sargent says, "Nominee the first: LASH, by Paul O'Brian"
katre says, "yay"
Emily says, "yay"
Rob applauds!
zarf claps
K-Y applauds.
Mona says, "yayyay!"
Kays claps
Gunther says, "woo"
Urbatain claps
caleb claps
BrenBarn says, "Woo-hoo"
Frisco exclaims, "yay Paul!!!!"
Doe claps.
Hloif says, "Yay."
two-star says, "yaay"
ander applauds.
Kays cheers
mclem claps
nm claps
Urbatain applauds
Giulio goes home.
</Giulio> Giulio has disconnected from ifMUD.
Hloif applauds.
Sargent says, "Nominee the second: Metamorphoses, by Emily Short"
Jota says, "GO LASH"
Jota exclaims, "Goulash!"
devil claps
zarf claps again
maga_dogg exclaims, "yay!"
stephenb claps.
katre says, "yay"
Rob applauds!
mclem claps as his clothes change to metal for no apparent reason
K-Y applauds.
Urbatain applauds
LoneCleric claps.
Paul claps for Metamorphoses
Kays claps
veek applauds throughout
Jota exclaims, "Go Metam -- oh, go everyone!"
caleb exclaims, "yay!"
nm applauds
baf claps
TableSaw says, "Yay mirrors,"
Frisco claps
Sargent says, "Nominee the third: Nevermore, by Nate Cull"
Mona turns into glass.
markm goes.
Hloif claps.
zarf still claps
K-Y applauds.
Gunther says, "woo"
Hloif doesn't applaud.
Rob claps.
Paul claps.
Doe claps.
LoneCleric cheers.
maga_dogg exclaims, "Yay nevermore!"
caleb claps
TableSaw says, "yay peyote setting."
Hloif changes his mind and claps politely.
Mona does applaud, although laggedly.
(From Paul) Raven claps.
mclem cheers
Gunther keeps clapping, as there is lag.
baf claps
Sargent says, "Nominee the fourth: Shade, by Andrew Plotkin"
Ivan arrives from the west.
BrenBarn cheers in advance to compensate for lag.
Hloif exclaims, "Yay Shade!"
zarf definitely claps.
Mona says, "aw-rite!"
LoneCleric cheers.
Emily says, "yay Shade"
mcp cheers
maga_dogg says, "yay lag."
Rob applauds!
Paul *** CLAPS ***
BoingBall claps.
caleb claps
mclem starts to cheer, but stops as he spots some grains of sand on the floor, and descends into blind panic.
mclem mclemclecheermcleersmclemchemclemcheers
nm clap claps
wuss exclaims, "Woo!"
dfan claps for everything.
K-Y applauds.
Mona still cheers for Shade, that's how bad the lag is!
Gunther says, "hee"
Urbatain exclaims, "shade SIII!"
Frisco applauds
Doe applauds.
neild cheers for A Bear's Night Out, that's how bad the lag is!
Sargent says, "Nomimee the last (and lagged): Shrapnel, by Adam Cadre"
Rob claps!
katre says, "yay"
Gunther says, "yay"
Emily says, "yay"
<Limax> has connected. What more can be said?
maga_dogg says (to neild), "yay"
Kays cheers
BoingBall says, "yay"
K-Y applauds.
zarf claps with finality.
mcp cheers
Urbatain claps one minute ago
Hloif exclaims, "Yay!"
wuss exclaims, "Woo!"
Hloif applauds.
caleb claps
nm applauds explosively
mclem mclemclecheermcleersmclemchemclemcheers (At the right time, this time)
Sargent says, "And the winner is..."
Paul cheers for Shrapnel
jwalrus arrives from the west.
Frisco claps
BoingBall claps with fatality.
Sargent holds the envelope up to his forehead and concentrates.
jwalrus cheers for everyone who's won while he's been away.
Sargent says, "Nah, I got nothing," and opens the envelope.
Sargent says, "...Shade, by the erstwhile presenter!"
Gunther says, "WOOOO"
Hloif applauds and cheers. "YAY!!!"
Emily says, "yay!!"
jwalrus says, "yay!!!"
Mona says, "what a smooth operator."
BoingBall exclaims, "Yes!!"
K-Y applauds.
veek cheers!!
Paul claps!
mclem cheers!
caleb cheers!!!
stephenb exclaims, "YAY!"
BrenBarn cheers.
Hloif exclaims, "YAY ZARF!!!"
Sargent gives Best Setting trophy to zarf.
Doe whistles.
Kays cheers wildly
dfan cheers.
zarf stanmds
inky says, "yay erstyrath!"
Psmith says, "Yay Shade!"
Urbatain claps one minute ago again
LoneCleric exclaims, "YAY!"
BoingBall says (to Z), "well done mate"
nm cheers zarf
mcp applauds
Oren cheers!
Frisco applauds for Zarf and diverse winners!
Sargent steps down and gives the stage to zarf.
zarf takes the stage.
Jota exclaims, "Yay!"
mef opens his mouth to say "yay", and is shocked to find it filled with sand.
Rob claps and claps.
devil says (to zarf), "Put that back!"
Urbatain says, "YEEEEEEEA"
Urbatain exclaims, "SHADE SHADE SHADE!"
Jota exclaims, "Velveeta!"
neild asks, "Wait, I thought he was an NPC?"
Gunther picks up the stage and dies.
Mona cheers some more.
Urbatain says, "come on"
jwalrus says, "yay shade!"
Urbatain exclaims, "SHADE SHADE SHADE!"
zarf shakes his shoes off
jwalrus cheers.
Hloif keeps cheering.
zarf says, "And now, a bit of a soft-shoe shuffle."
wuss says, "Woo."
ander cheers furthermore.
two-star applauds the apartment game
Rob says, "yay!"
zarf dances slightly
Rob cheers.
MikeS claps wildly!
devil asks (of zarf), "Is that like being slightly pregnant?"
zarf says, "It's itneresting..."
zarf says, "I remember, many award ceremonies ago..."
BoingBall exclaims, "Flashback!"
zarf says, "Telling people to wait for my next game: "Four Endings and a Funeral.""
Hloif laughs.
markm chuckles.
Rob claps
Doe says, "hehehe"
zarf says, "And now that game has won an award."
Gunther says, "hee hee"
zarf says, "Call it closure."
zarf sits down
Mona snickers.
Emily says, "yay closure"
Sargent says, "Heh."
Rob applauds.
Paul laughs.
mcp cheers
jwalrus claps.
caleb applauds
Gunther applauds!
devil claps.
BrenBarn cheers.
markm asks, "Who's next?"
Kays cheers
BoingBall applauds.

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