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2001 XYZZY Awards Ceremony Transcript

On March 9, 2002, at 4:00 P.M. EST (9:00 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.

eileen says, "OK, next up, we have the award for Best Puzzles..."
AlliterativeAdventurer walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice it approaching it from the other side.
Rob says, "yay!"
DavidW exclaims, "Yay yay puzzles!"
Gunther says, "oh no! only 8 minutes left for this award!"
ctate says, "puzzle props!"
dfan-usa says, "Oh lordy"
BoingBall exclaims, "hooray for alliteration!"
AlliterativeAdventurer steps to the mike.
eileen exclaims, "Let me introduce our next presenter: the AlliterativeAdventurer!"
Jota says, "Mmm, tasty puzzles."
DavidW does the happy fun puzzle dance.
neild applauds aimlessly.
AlliterativeAdventurer says, "Presenting ..."
AlliterativeAdventurer exclaims, "Puzzles prize!"
Thrax exclaims, "Astounding alliterator! Avanti!"
katre says, "mr montfort"
rc cheers cheerfully.
Carrad2 says, "Ah, there we go, puzzles makes sense"
maga_dogg says, "YAY"
AlliterativeAdventurer exclaims, "People proffered perplexing programs, promising players pleasure, presenting pleasantly perturbed passages!"
Gunther says, "yay yngwie!"
DavidW applauds AA.
maga_dogg says, "YAAAY"
Emily says, "yaaaay!"
Ander exclaims, "Hooray!"
BoingBall exclaims, "badabadoom!"
Dennis_Jerz says, "Nice, nick."
Noura says, "Sry guys I'm leaving"
Aris exclaims, "Ouch for alliteration!"
AlliterativeAdventurer says, "(Now naming nominees.)"
Jacqueline says, "YAY!"
Noura has disconnected.
Noura goes home.
Rob reels.
Photon exclaims, "yyyy!"
josh_g lauds lengthy literacy.
AlliterativeAdventurer says, "Paladin's posthumous paradox ... plus, pig! Degeneracy, Leonard Richardson."
Rob claps.
inky says, "yay!"
dfan-usa says, "Woo woo"
AlliterativeAdventurer says, "Present/past progression -- First Things First, J. Robinson Wheeler."
Marvin exclaims, "Yay!"
DavidW claps.
BoingBall says, "hee hee hee"
Gunther says, "yay"
Marvin exclaims, "Yay!"
atholbrose exclaims, "Yay! and Yay!"
Jacqueline claps.
dfan-usa says, "woo woo!"
ctate says, "woo woo!"
Emily says, "woo!"
maga_dogg says, "wooo"
AlliterativeAdventurer says, "Prefer pejorative penis puzzles? Stiffy Makane: The Undiscovered Country, Adam Thorton."
DavidW exclaims, "Yay FTF!"
Recchi cheers for great gaming titles!
Marvin says, "yay"
mcp laughs
Emily laughs
Rob laughs, claps.
Gunther exclaims, "HA!"
Bishop says, "Heh."
dfan-usa says, "Woo woo woo!"
Thrax exclaims, "wonderful wordplay! Woo!"
atholbrose says, "Yay!""
maga_dogg says, "yaaaay"
inky says, "snork"
Photon exclaims, "yay!"
BoingBall says, "hee hee"
AlliterativeAdventurer says, "Problematic palaver! Peculiar pronunciation! The Gostak, Carl Muckenhoupt."
DavidW claps.
Jacqueline claps. "Hehehe"
Marvin exclaims, "Yay!"
atholbrose says, "Yay!""
Rob claps.
dfan-usa says, "Whee"
Psmith says, "Superb."
maga_dogg cheers wildly for anything nm says
DavidW claps for all the wonderful puzzles.
Gunther says, "whee"
Jacqueline claps.
AlliterativeAdventurer says, "Plutonian premonition, pleasing packaging: The Weapon, Sean Barrett."
Rob applauds!
Gunther says, "woo"
Marvin exclaims, "Yay!"
Dennis_Jerz says, ""prepared parlance? Probably.""
Jacqueline claps.
AlliterativeAdventurer says, "Piercing periodicity: Vicious Cycles, Simon Mark."
Thrax exclaims, "Peachy!"
Photon claps wildly for AA.
Marvin exclaims, "Yay!"
inky says, "yay!"
Gunther says (to Dennis_Jerz), "never!"
(From dfan-usa) liza says, "Yay"
Rob claps.
AlliterativeAdventurer says, "Packaged paper, please."
Whizzard groans.
Gunther says, "Phenomenal Presentation"
<Guest1> <Guest> <Gues> <Gue> <Gu> <G> <>
neild says (to Gunther), "ITYM 'preposterous!'"
Kiz tries not to crack lungs laughing
neild says, "(Timing, tragically)"
Gunther says (to neild), "possibly"
AlliterativeAdventurer says, "Parrot, please provide prize pronouncement."
Dennis_Jerz plays premonitory percussion.
Thrax says, "perspiration..."
markm says, "Pretty Psneaky, Psis."
inky says (to markm), "hee hee"
AlliterativeAdventurer says, "Paper procured. Paper's place: pants pocket. 'pologies."
ctate laughs.
Bishop applauds wildly.
Gunther says, "yay cheating!"
maga_dogg says, "yay"
josh_g laughs loudly.
AlliterativeAdventurer exclaims, "First Things First prevails!"
DavidW praises puzzle presenter.
Thrax says (to AA), "'Problem"
Ryan says, "'pplause! 'pplause!"
Bishop exclaims, "Woo!"
inky says, "yay!"
Rob says, "!!"
dfan-usa says, "Woo!!"
Emily says, "YAY FTF!!!!!!!!"
Jota cheers Rob.
maga_dogg says, "YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY"
katre says, "yay!"
Marvin exclaims, "WOO!"
jwalrus says, "wooo!"
Gunther says, "YAY ROB"
veek cheers
Kiz cheers
josh_g says, "yay!"
BoingBall says, "wooooooooooooooo"
devil claps
atholbrose exclaims, "Plaudits!"
Paul exclaims, "Woo hoo FTF!"
dfan-usa says, "J. Robinson!!"
buzzard says, "woo"
DavidW cheers muchly! "HOORAY!"
neild exclaims, "Yay Robble robble!"
Hjalfi claps.
Duchess says, "yay Rob"
ctate stomps strenuously!
Paul exclaims, "FTFFFFFFF!!"
mcp cheers
Photon exclaims, "Yay FTF!"
Dennis_Jerz perfectly pleased
</Guest1> </Guest> </Gues> </Gue> </Gu> </G> </>
Jacqueline applauds.
Psmith says (to Rob), "Yay."
Rob stands up nervously.
Tanan applauds
Ryan says, "Yay for the one game I actually played this year!"
Aris says, "FTF!""
eileen'pplauds profusely
Recchi cheers for FTF!
Rob gets up on stage.
DavidW exclaims, "yay FTF!!"
maga_dogg says, "WOO"
Thrax exclaims, "Peroration!"
Gunther says, "sPeech!"
Jota says, "Quick, go back to before the ceremony to warn yourself to write a speech."
Hugo wildly waves Wheeler.
AlliterativeAdventurer claps.
Thrax exclaims, "Preach! Pronounce!"
Photon waits for a time machine to arrive.
Thrax exclaims, "Pontificate!"
NamelessAdventurer has arrived.
Rob says, "Well, it just goes to show that spending five years working on the same set of puzzles can eventually pay off."
NamelessAdventurer gives Best NPCs trophy to Rob.
DavidW cheers Rob.
<Guest1> <Guest> <Gues> <Gue> <Gu> <G> <>
Gunther says (to Rob), "that's what Whizzard said!"
Dennis_Jerz says, "prepared pronouncements probably please peanut protesters."
Aris exclaims, "Please playing people!"
Emily says (to nameless), "hey!"
Photon applauds Rob.
josh_g says (to Rob), "praise procrastination!"
AlliterativeAdventurer shakes Rob's hand.
Rob says, "I should thank a lot of people who contributed to the game, but they're all thanked in detail in the CREDITS part of the game."
dfan-usa says, "Best puzzle: stealing the Best NPCs trophy, by NamelessAdventurer"
buzzard says, "hee"
Gunther says (to dfan), "Ameri-Tastic, dfanman!"
NamelessAdventurer exclaims, "Whoops!"
Rob says, "But let me mention Admiral Jota, Vincent Lynch, DJ Picton, and Doug Jones for their help with testing and refining these puzzles."
DavidW claps for the testers.
Gunther says, "Watch for Rob's next game, Blowing the Cow, coming soon!"
Hjalfi claps.
Rob says, "And I should mention that the game is still technically in development so it'll be even better later on"
Gunther says, "wait, TSD"
Rob says, "But yay! woo! thanks!"
ctate says, "woo vaporware!"
Thrax says (to Gunther), "to be written by Bruce"
Marvin exclaims, "Yay!"
Jota exclaims, "Yay, FTF for XYZZY '02!"
Paul exclaims, "Yay FTF! Yay Rob!"
Gunther says (to Thrax), "ye gods"
Jacqueline says, "Yay! Congrats!"
dhan-spain exclaims, "congratulations!!"
Emily says (to Rob), "BUT I THINK YOU HAVE MY TROPHY"
Guest1 arrives from the west.
(From dfan-usa) liza says, "Yay!"
NamelessAdventurer gives Best NPCs trophy to Emily.
josh_g is tired of being frozen in terror.
</josh_g> I'll be back with your doom in just a moment.
Rob says, "and Fred and the squirrel thank you too"
Rob sits.
NamelessAdventurer asks, "It was a PUZZLE, okay?"
Emily says, "yay Fred"
inky says, "It's a whopper!"
Guest1 hello
ctate says, "yay squirrel!"
Emily says (to NamelessAdventurer), "oh."
eileen steps back up to mike
Emily says, "I'm no good at those."
NamelessAdventurer runs away and hides.
(From dfan-usa) liza says, "Yay!"
NamelessAdventurer has arrived.
NamelessAdventurer gives Best Puzzles trophy to Rob.
eileen exclaims, "No worries, we'll straighten out all the trophies!"
Rob says, "thank you"
ctate cheers again!
Rob claps for eileen.

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