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2000 XYZZY Awards Ceremony Transcript, Page 12

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 steps up to the podium for the last award.
inky says, "and, finally, to present the XYZZY Award for Best Game of 2000, Eileen Mullin!"
Urbatain Bravo Emily!
Gunther says, "YAY EILEEN"
Hloif claps!@
Paul cheers wildly for Eileen!
Urbatain oooooops
devil says, "whoo"
Rob claps!
neild exclaims, "Yay Eileen!!!!!!!"
katre says, "yay eileen!"
Urbatain exclaims, "Bravo Emily!"
eileen tugs at her little black dress and walks up to the podium.
inky claps.
<pop> pop has connected to ifMUD.
Mona claps for Eileen.
LoneCleric cheers.
Frisco claps!!
jwalrus cheers!
</Limax> Beware of road rage grandmas.
BrenBarn cheers for Eileen!
baf cheers
Sargent applauds eileen.
eileen says, "Hello everyone! I'm so very excited to be here..."
mcp says, "woohoo"
Kiz cheers
jwalrus says, "yay eileen"
pop arrives from the west.
Frisco says, "Best reviewer: Thraxx? N'est ce pas."
Urbatain exclaims, "hi!"
Jaybird cheers suddenly for silence!
Mona eats popcorn.
inky says, "er, we seem to be experiencing slight technical difficulties"
(From inky) Smoke comes out of Eileen's ears.
Mona flips channel.
Kays examines her little toe
Mona asks (of Eileen), "hey, where'd ya buy that dress?"
dfan drinks from his shoe, bathes in red paint and hurls glop at the audience while Stockhausen accompanies him at the piano.
</dfan> When everyone starts grabbing each other, the results are unpredictable!
eileen goes home.
</eileen> eileen has disconnected from ifMUD.
inky frowns.
maga_dogg exclaims, "Eagh!"
jwalrus laughs.
Mona says, "mmm"
BrenBarn says, "Oh, dang"
<eileen> eileen has connected to ifMUD.
neild exclaims, "Yay!"
inky says, "there we go, back on-line"
katre says, "yay"
eileen arrives from the west.
maga_dogg says (to eileen), "yay"
inky gives Best Game Nominees to eileen.
inky says, "just in time"
katre says (to eileen), "yay suspense!"
eileen dusts herself off!
Kays re-claps
eileen exclaims, "So sorry, guys!"
Sargent says (to eileen), "woo"
Urbatain says, "XD"
Rob claps.
eileen exclaims, "Just need a minute to get myself reoriented!"
devil takes Eileen to China.
Jota gives eileen a small magnetic compass.
Urbatain exclaims, "ZARF, keep on the joke!"
neild turns Eileen 5 degrees counterclockwise.
eileen exclaims, "As I was saying, without further ado...!"
</Sammy> Sammy has disconnected from ifMUD.
Adam says, "You sense magnetic pole to north!"
Gunther says (to Adam), "yay!"
zarf says, "What? Add some marsala and apples."
jwalrus says (to Adam), "yay!"
eileen says, "The nominees for Best Game of 2000 are..."
Hloif cheers.
Frisco claps
Mona anticipates applause.
Urbatain listen with 4 ears
Gunther cheers all nominees right now.
Rob cheers, too.
BrenBarn thumps the floor.
eileen says, "Ad Verbum, by Nick Montfort"
Rob applauds.
katre says, "yay"
Paul claps.
Hloif cheers. "YAY"
K-Y applauds.
BoingBall claps.
veek cheers wildly
zarf clapas
jwalrus says, "yay!"
mclem runs out of Ad Verbum-like ways to cheer on Ad Verbum. Oops.
LoneCleric cheers.
Mona says, "yayayay!"
Urbatain claps proudly
stephenb cheers.
Kays cheers continuously
Jota applauds.
Sargent applauds.
Frisco exclaims, "slick nick!"
eileen says, "Being Andrew Plotkin, by J. Robinson Wheeler"
jwalrus jumps joyfully.
stark applauds
Sargent claps.
Paul claps.
Jota cheers.
katre says, "also yay!"
Rob claps.
K-Y applauds.
LoneCleric cheers.
BrenBarn cheers.
zarf applauds
jwalrus says, "yay!"
Hloif cheers some more. "YAY!"
Urbatain claps proudly
Doe claps.
stark cheers
Frisco claps!
<Grocible> Grocible has connected to ifMUD.
Mona says, "yay again!"
Kays claps
Grocible arrives from the west.
mclem applaudasaruses
Grocible says, "grm"
veek applauds steadily
neild exclaims, "Yay Grocible!"
Hloif exclaims, "Yay yaying!"
eileen says, "Galatea, by Emily Short"
Rob applauds.
Adam cheers
Jota claps.
maga_dogg claps insanely. Loose fingers fly across the room.
mclem cheers
katre says, "yay!"
Frisco hoots like a madman!
jwalrus says, "yay!"
K-Y applauds.
Sargent cheers.
Gunther says, "yay yaying yaying"
Urbatain claps proudly
Paul claps.
Mona says, "yehaw!"
zarf says, "Yay!"
stark cheers wildly
Grocible claps
Hloif cheers. "WOO!"
maga_dogg exclaims, "Short hat-trick!"
Mona says, "yay wooing!"
neild exclaims, "Yay Galatea!!!"
eileen says, "LASH, by Paul O'Brian"
Rob applauds.
Frisco yells, kicks, *AND* screams!
Kays cheers
katre says, "yay!!"
Sargent woos.
K-Y applauds!
zarf cheers
jwalrus curses and leaves quietly to avoid disrupting the proceedings.
Tril exclaims, "Woohoo for LASH!"
Urbatain claps
Hloif applauds.
Gunther claps, hops and kweepas
wuss says, "Woo."
mclem cheers
Mona says, "woohoo!"
Doe claps.
Hloif exclaims (at Gunther), "YAY!"
Frisco explodes
eileen says, "Rameses, by Stephen Bond"
Rob applauds.
Paul claps.
Gunther says, "yeehaw"
BrenBarn CHEERS.
zarf applauds madly
neild exclaims, "Yay!!"
K-Y applauds.
Frisco claps
Doe cheers.
Emily says, "yay Rameses"
BoingBall claps.
Kays says, "Yay!"
maga_dogg says, "Yay Rameses, once more"
wuss says, "yay"
Sargent claps.
Mona says, "yay elephant ralley!"
Jota yays.
eileen says, "...and Shade, by Andrew Plotkin"
Rob applauds loudly.
Sargent cheers.
ander applauds all the nominees one last time.
Paul claps.
Emily claps
K-Y applauds.
Jota hollers.
Frisco claps
zarf says, "yeah yeah!"
Mona asks, "could it be?"
Gunther says, "Once more into the sandy breech"
mclem cheers, and the rest of the world can GO Fmuffled sounds as mclem gets stifled
Hloif cheers and applauds. "Yay Shade!"
BrenBarn bates his breath.
Doe claps.
Urbatain says, "oooooooo"
Rob applauds himself again.
zarf bites his nails
Mona stares at envelope expectantly.
eileen waves the envelope containing the winner's name
Rob bites all manner of hardware.
Jota holds someone's breath.
Frisco checks for smoke from eileen
katre stops breathing
Urbatain says, "XD"
Gunther sets fire to the envelope.
Kays passes out from excitement
eileen dramatically opens envelope
maga_dogg has cardiac arrest
Rob sets fire to Gunther.
baf swoons
Hloif laughs, then goes silent.
eileen looks around to see if her poor Mac is going to crash again...
maga_dogg sets fire to Rob. Yay mass arson
BoingBall fights fire with fire.
Gunther runs around screaming, burning up the Auditorium
Kiz @creates an oxygen tent for katre
mclem holds his breath
zarf is afire with excitement
Urbatain says, "XD"
Jota fights fire with water. Much more effective.
eileen brushes away smoke...
two-star thinks this fire is poorly implemented
maga_dogg catches a fire. Gets burned.
Adam says (to Kiz), "Great, oxygen tent in an arson zone"
eileen says, "And the winner is..."
BrenBarn gasps.
Hloif holds his breath...
Frisco gaps
Mona inhales.
maga_dogg says, "dunh dunh DUNH"
LoneCleric died 3 times already.
Frisco passes out from oxygen depravation!
eileen says, "Being Andrew Plotkin, by J. Robinson Wheeler"
Mona fidgets.
Hloif stands and applauds for all he's worth. "YAY!!!!!!!!!!"
katre says, "YAY"
Kays drags herself up just in time to cheer madly
Sargent says, "Woooo!"
Rob says, "WHOAaaaaaaaa"
Psmith says, "Much, much yayness!"
inky claps.
Emily says, "wow!"
veek says, "Woooo!!!"
Urbatain claps loudly
mclem exclaims, "YAY BAP"
Hloif cheers!
Kiz yays
Doe cheers.
LoneCleric exclaims, "WOOHOO!"
Rob faints.
Mona says, "yay!"
Jota stands and cheers!
stark cheers the fantastic BAP
Gunther says, "WOO YAY HOORAY"
Urbatain says, "BRAVOOOOO"
mcp cheers
Oren cheers!!
Emily claps for BAP
K-Y wakes up from coma, applauds.
schep says, "yay."
Paul stands up and applauds heartily.
inky says, "yay Rob"
nm claps and claps
neild exclaims, "Yay Rob!"
Urbatain says, "VIVA BAP"
veek cheers
katre says (to rob), "congrats!"
zarf clap clap claps
Grocible applauds.
Kays says, "YAAAAAYYYYY!!!!!!"
wuss exclaims, "YAY!"
Rob is slapped awake by somebody.
Grocible says, "Yay Rob!"
Jota exclaims, "GO ROB!"
Frisco claps.
ander says, "Cheers immensely."
BrenBarn congratulates Rob.
devil cheers zarf, I mean Rob.
maga_dogg says (to rob), "nice one..."
baf jumps up and down excitedly
wuss exclaims, "WOOOO!"
stephenb exclaims, "YAAAY! Congrats!"
eileen holds out trophy to Rob expectantly
Rob climbs up on stage.
Doe cheers again.
Gunther says, "RRRROB!!"
two-star says, "yay BAP"
Urbatain exclaims, "Bravo!!!!"
wuss says (to Rob), "Congrats."
Doe says, "fun game."
ander erm, cheers immensely.
Sargent says, "Yay!"
Doe goes home.
</Doe> leaves. The IF Mud weeps.
Jota exclaims, "Bee Ay Pee! Bee Ay Pee!"
Mona chuckles.
Rob says, "Well, I'm honored, and touched, and pleased all at the same time."
Kays claps wildly
Rob says, "So hontoupled, in other words."
Grocible asks, "Good touch or bad touch?"
Rob says, "Good touch."
katre says, "yay"
Hloif exclaims, "Yay Rob!"
Rob says, "This is very unexpected."
Gunther says, "BEST ROB EVER"
neild exclaims, "Yay at least one game with things falling from sky winning!"
inky laughs.
llamaboy goes home.
</llamaboy> llamaboy implodes.
Gunther says (to neild), "yay!"
Rob says, "But quite ... wow."
katre says (to neild), "yay"
Frisco says, "Gots to go. Ciao."
Frisco goes home.
</Frisco> Frisco has disconnected from ifMUD.
Sargent says, "Woo!"
maga_dogg says, "Ar, time to go"
maga_dogg is gone. Let us remember him.
</maga_dogg> Do you remember / Well I don't / Cause I was drunk.
Mona giggles.
Rob says, "I'd like to thank Andrew Plotkin again, just because his name is on this year's Best Game."
Rob says, "But I'll be happy to take the award home myself."
zarf nods more or less graciously. :)
Hloif cheers for Zarf.
devil applauds again
Rob says, "Thanks everybody!!"
Gunther says, "YAY ROB"
mcp claps
Urbatain claps Rob
K-Y exclaims, "Yay!"
Rob says, "PARTY!!!"
Hloif applauds.
mclem cheers
Rob jumps up and down.
eileen gives Best Game trophy to Rob.
LoneCleric exclaims, "PARTY!!"
Adam says, "Foaming cleansers for everyone!"
Rob says (to eileen), "thank you"
Kays decides BAP will be the NEXT game she plays, promise......
Mona breaks open the champagne
BoingBall exclaims (at Adam), "Hooray!"
BrenBarn cheers generally all around.
inky steps up to the microphone one last time (honest).
Rob says, "thanks to all the other nominees, too"
Hloif exclaims, "YAY IF!"
Kays says (to Rob), "Congratulations"
Urbatain says, "and then, go and see the movie"
neild exclaims, "Yay inky for Best MC!"
mikeo goes home.
</mikeo> mikeo has disconnected from ifMUD.
Rob stares in shock.
Hloif cheers!
schep applauds all the nominees and winners.
Sargent says, "MC inky busta."
eileen breaks out champagne, starts handing out plastic glasses...
ander cheers in memory of his first Xyzzy Awards: 2001!
BrenBarn says, "Yay busta"
Gunther says (to ander), "2000"
Rob sips at some champagne.
inky says, "thanks for coming and making this a great ceremony, everyone!"
BoingBall says, "And now, you may observe the walls of the auditorium are closing slowly inward, and the doors have sealed shut"
veek says (to Gunther), "It's the lag."
devil stomps a plastic glass -- wait, this isn't a wedding.
Kiz says, "and david reiterates his promise that medals are in the works"
Hloif applauds.
ander says (to Gunther), "Argh. Whatever."
zarf says, "Yay medals!"
veek says (to Gunther), "He's anticipating."
MikeS goes home.
</MikeS> MikeS has disconnected from ifMUD.
inky says, "it's traditional to move the party to the Carousel Bar & Grill afterwards, which is west-north-up from here"
neild exclaims (at Kiz), "You got medals in my works!"
inky says, "feel free to make a motion in that direction any time you want"
Sargent waves west, then north, then up.
Kiz leaves the auditorium to the west.
LoneCleric frantically waves a board saying "".
neild leaves the auditorium to the west.
zarf congrats all
Gunther leaves the auditorium to the west.
ander leaves the auditorium to the west.
BoingBall waves his hand west-north-up.
BoingBall leaves the auditorium to the west.
Adam leaves the auditorium to the west.
mclem says, "Now I might finally get around to converting pages and pages of plans into some form of code."
Hloif leaves the auditorium to the west.
LoneCleric leaves the auditorium to the west.
Oren leaves the auditorium to the west.
Rob shimmies in that direction.
Rob says, "congratulations everybody"
Tril leaves the auditorium to the west.
BrenBarn leaves the auditorium to the west.
baf seconds a motion in that direction
Urbatain claps
zarf leaves the auditorium to the west.
Sargent leaves the auditorium to the west.
Mona concentrates, and disappears.
mcp departs from the Lounge, accompanied by A Flock Of Seagulls. "Have I not run, run so far away?" he asks. "Indeed, it is so!" they affirm.
</mcp> "staunchly... bridging: bowler injustice?"
Psmith leaves the auditorium to the west.
inky says, "and thanks again to Eileen and Neil and the presenters, and congratulations to all the winners and nominees!"
Paul decides it's time to get back to his vacation. Bye everybody!
Jota leaves the auditorium to the west.
stark leaves the auditorium to the west.
Dilbon leaves the auditorium to the west.
Guest4 leaves the auditorium to the west.
schep leaves the auditorium to the west.
katre leaves the auditorium to the west.
Jaybird leaves the auditorium to the west.
Grocible leaves the auditorium to the west.
nm disappears through an invisible gap in the MUD. You think you may have heard the sounds of chatting before the gap closed again.
K-Y leaves the auditorium to the west.
baf leaves the auditorium to the west.
devil leaves the auditorium to the west.
two-star leaves the auditorium to the west.
Emily disappears through an invisible gap in the MUD. You think you may have heard the sounds of chatting before the gap closed again.
Paul has disconnected.
Paul goes home.
</stark> stark has disconnected from ifMUD.
Ampersand leaves the auditorium to the west.
Kays leaves the auditorium to the west.
eileen goes home.
</eileen> eileen has disconnected from ifMUD.
veek leaves the auditorium to the west.
stephenb goes home.
</stephenb> stephenb has disconnected from ifMUD.
wuss wakes up. "Did I miss anything?"

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