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2002 XYZZY Awards Ceremony Transcript

On March 2, 2002, 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, "right"
inky says, "well, our paramedics will be looking into that"
Gunther says, "YM parapsychologists"
Iain says (to inky), "The paramedics have fur! And tails!"
Iain says (to inky), "That can't be right."
inky says, "ditto Reggler, Roggler, Brangy & Fosk"
liza says, ""
Psmith says, "when an NPC dies, it's a copyright matter."
Sietse Beavers! Flee! The paramedics are beavers!
DavidW takes a long draft from his spritzer.
inky says, "but meanwhile, the show must go on"
Matthew claps.
Adam says, "I think I got a spam for Hot Sietse Beavers"
maga exclaims, "musculo's death never stopped anybody!"
Gunther says, "ew"
inky says, "making a special repeat appearance, the Droke, from The Gostak"
schep exclaims, "hooray!"
BrenBarn says, "huzzah"
Gunther says, "man, you really had to save costs"
Trent says, "YAY!"
Jearl says, "yay!"
DavidW throws a white lily on Musculo.
Matthew claps.
Paul doatches, "Yay!"
Jota says, "Woot."
inky says, "...with the Best Individual Puzzle award"
Sousa applauds
Sargent says, "Droke! Droke is the true gnurrer!"
BrenBarn says, "woop woop"
Gunther biatches, "Yay!" -- er, ...
BoingBall says, "The white lily impales him also."
Trent cheers widly
Photon exclaims, "Yay puzzles!"
Droke doatches, "The moftials for 'Best Individual Puzzle' are:"
Rob chants, "walk-through! walk-through!"
Droke doatches, "From Constraints (Glaudage), by Martin Bays, the 'maze' (something like a gomway, but more gharmy)"
Rob claps
Jimbo go constraints!
Gunther says, "Yay Constraints!!"
Jacqueline claps.
Sargent says, "woo"
inky puts out sign reading "Full translations into English and Gostakese will be available after the show"
Gadget says, "yay"
DavidW claps for Glaudage
Droke doatches, "From Forever Always (finally, a musny that's already in murr English!), by Iain Merrick, enterng the church (gombing the... morleon, maybe?)"
Jearl says, "mmm, glaudy"
Psmith says, "Och!"
Iain says, "Yay something that possibly wasn't even a puzzle, but from a top game!"
Gunther says, "Yay Iain!"
inky pulls out pen and hastily crosses out "and Gostakese"
Rob claps!
Jacqueline claps.
BrenBarn says (to inky), "this presentation is closed captioned"
Iain says, "Yikes."
Storme says, "yay"
Sousa claps
Sietse claps distinguishedly.
liza claps angrily.
maga exclaims, "yay!"
Rob shouts angrily, "Give him an award you bastard!"
Emily says, "yay!!"
Paul applauds in the universal language.
Sargent laughs.
Jon says, "Go Iain"
Droke doatches, "From Lock & Key (Roggle & Reggler), by Adam Cadre, setting the traps (riking the bantles)"
liza exclaims brokenly, "Woo!"
Jearl claps huskily
Jacqueline claps.
Gunther says, "Yay Riker! Oh, wait"
Photon claps.
DavidW says, "yes!!"
Iain emoliates compromisingly (to Rob), "Hey, calm down there."
Storme whispers huskily, "yay"
Adam likes riking the bantles as much as the next girl
BenCaplan asks, "Why are the presentations of the awards so spaced out?"
maga expectorates huskily, "Yay!"
Iain says, "Yay Boldo and ex-Musculo!"
Storme says, "yay traps"
Gunther says (to BenCaplan), "budgetary problems"
KF goes home.
</KF> KF has disconnected from ifMUD.
DavidW says (to BenCaplan), "So the chicken can get to the other side."
BoingBall says (to bencaplan), "because we're all smoking pot"
Sietse exclaims (at benc), "For us to be able to talk!"
Droke doatches, "From Savoir Faire (still undisdombitable), by Emily Short, decoding the letter (How heamy! - it's disdombitting something.)"
liza says (to Iain), "I read that as 'exfoliates'"
BrenBarn says, "ha ha ha"
Rob says, "yay clap"
maga says, "hooray"
Jacqueline claps.
Iain says (to liza), "Hee hee ow."
Sousa says, "yay"
Matthew claps.
Jimbo yeahs.
Adam says, "Isn't it heamy... don'tcha think"
DavidW claps
<KF> KF has connected to ifMUD.
Iain says (to liza), "(Wait, you have photos? Damn!)"
Sietse whistles.
Sargent says, "woo woo"
veek claps for everyone
Jimbo cheers.
Droke doatches, "Till Death Makes a Monk-Fish Out of Me! (Till Zankage Volls me Into a... umm...
KF walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice it approaching it from the other side.
Guest4 walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice it approaching it from the other side.
Matthew claps.
Storme says, "yay emily!"
Jimbo applauds.
ghira says, "Oh, he's so _heamy_."
Storme says, "yay jon!"
Jacqueline claps.
Droke doatches, "Gam-Porler? Cobbic-Meln? Suttiber-Gitch?)"
<MadMonk> MadMonk has connected to ifMUD.
JessK cheers
Gadget exclaims, "yay!"
Rob claps
Gunther says, "Yay Jon & Mike"
Sargent says, "woo woo"
Recchi exclaims, "MIKEY!!!"
veek cheers for monkfeesh
Droke doatches, "Well, whatever this 'monk-fish' is, it must be brumpy."
inky says, "speaking of Monks"
MadMonk walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice it approaching it from the other side.
Psmith says, "yay all"
Adam asks (of Droke), "Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft?"
Iain says, "Yay Sousa & Spitfire!"
Trent cheers
DavidW applauds and makes applesauce.
Gunther says (to Adam), "Could be"
Droke doatches, "Anyway, it's by John Ingold and Mike Sousa, and it rasks a 'computer password', which is more disdombitting."
Jon says (to Iain), "shut your hole monkeyboy"
Sand leaves the auditorium to the west.
</Sand> Sand has disconnected from ifMUD.
BenCaplan gives the XYZZY award trophy to whom it may concern.
Droke doatches, "And the gnurrer is..."
Iain says (to Jon), "OCH"
Paul applauds disdombittedly
MadMonk asks, "to DavidW applesauce?"
Droke skobes the envelope.
</Kalthare> Kalthare has disconnected from ifMUD.
Droke doatches. "Roggler & Reggler"
Guest4 says, "hello"
maga exclaims, "yay!!!"
Gunther says, "Yay!!"
Sietse glinnews
Jacqueline says, "Yay!"
Storme says, "yay"
Adam says, "Whoo"
Jimbo whistles.
Photon applauds.
Gunther says, "Go Adam!"
Jearl says, "w000t"
Sargent says, "yay Roggler & Reggler & Hamburgler!"
veek claps
dfan claps
kairo applauds
veek says, "woo!"
Jon says, "gogogo"
JessK says, "Yay!"
Paul claps for L&K again! Or R&R. Whatever.
Jimbo says, "A little R&R."
Gunther orders a McMusculo, which should be done by now.
Matthew claps.
maga exclaims, "hooray for painful and unexpected death!"
Jota says, "Go, R&R."
Droke fargishes Best Individual Puzzle trophy at Adam.
Sousa claps!
Jacqueline claps for Roggler & Roggler & Hamburgler and laughs at Sargent.
Guest4 goes home.
eileen applauds loudly
Jota claps.
BenCaplan gives Mouldy Bottle to veek.
<Guest5> Alex says, "Awwwk! Word on the street is that you are... um, seven?"
Guest4 walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice it approaching it from the other side.
Adam says, "I will admit that at least a small part of the reason I wrote Lock & Key was to have some chance at a puzzle award in my lifetime"
Guest5 walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice it approaching it from the other side.
Matthew claps.
Jacqueline says, "Woo Adam!"
eileen exclaims, "LOL!"
veek drops Mouldy Bottle.
Mouldy Bottle goes home.
Sietse grabs a bottle of champagne, pops the cork at the droke, and squirts the bubbly at veek!
Trent says, "Drinks to Musculo."
Gunther says (to Sietse), "um"
veek sends everyone to Siberia
Sietse gets a bucket and a mop.
Jimbo sneaks a sip of Jacqueline's 'magic' champagne.
Paul applauds Adam.
Adam says, "And since I've now finally got the 'implementing non-IF as IF' bug out of my system for a while and am back to working on story games, I don't really foresee reappearing in this category anytime soon"
Gunther says (to Sietse), "stop randomly hitting on people, ok"
KF goes home.
</KF> KF has disconnected from ifMUD.
Adam says, "So thanks, everyone!"
Stas smokes another cigar.
DavidW . o O ( 'magic' champange? )
veek says (to Adam), "woooo"
Jimbo applauds.
Rob rikes the bantles
Sietse says, "Sorry, gunther."
Recchi exclaims (at adam), "whoo-hoo!"
Iain says (to Adam), "Yay more games of any description!"
maga says, "hooray"
Jon exclaims, "nice brief foray into puzzles, adam!"
Gunther says (to Adam), "yay any game, really!"
Sousa exclaims, "Yay!"
Rob claps
Iain says (to Gunther), "Except KOA!"
kairo goes home.
</kairo> kairo has disconnected from ifMUD.
Matthew claps for Adam.
Jacqueline applauds for Adam.
Gunther says (to Iain), "any game by Adam, you fool."
DavidW says, "claps"
Jearl says, "yaaaay"
Sietse says (to gunther), "not that random, btw: veek was the last to say something when I typed."
Inso exclaims, "Yay, I almost played it the other day, but then I didn't, so maybe I should!"
(From veek) Suddenly, the trains depart.
Iain says (to veek), "HA"
Sargent says (to veek), "hee hee"
BrenBarn says, "yay"
Jimbo laughs.
BenCaplan leaves the auditorium to the west.
DavidW says, "Good job. Loved that puzzle."
Gunther says (to veek), "That is the unreleased Tarkovsky movie!"
BenCaplan arrives from the west.
Sietse claps, and claps, and mops, and mops.

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