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2004 XYZZY Awards Ceremony Transcript

On March 20th, 2005, 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, not including side-comments that those in attendance made on the #peanut-gallery channel. Should you wish to see those comments, a version with those comments is also available.


lpsmith returns to the stage. "OK, next up we have the award for 'Best NPCs'. Presenting the award is, uh, me."
Rob claps
inky says, "yay you"
half says, "So, thanks again. It was worth it all for the stream of puns following anything I say."
Jacqueline says, "Yes. Yay you."
Thrax exclaims, "anything for puns!"
inky says, "please welcome noted IF author and XYZZY emcee Lucian Smith"
lpsmith greets himself, yields the stage to himself.
Paul claps again for half, and for the first time for lpsmith
Rob applauds half, then lpsmith
DavidW says, "claps for lpsmith"
half cartwheels off the stage into his seat.
</eileen> eileen has disconnected from ifMUD.
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Gunther half claps for half
Eluchil applauds heartily.
Gunther says, "and half for lps"
lpsmith says, "Having even one NPC is a challenge, so having a bunch is akin to the aforementioned 'masochism' mode."
klimas laughs!
Jacqueline nods.
Eluchil applauds loudy.
lpsmith says, "But awarding masochism is what IF is all about. So, this year's bastions of self-flagellation include:"
DavidW says, "heh"
skousend says, "hah"
lpsmith says, "Blue Chairs, by Chris Klimas"
Eluchil applauds sincerely.
Bishop exclaims, "Yay self-insertion!"
JoshuaH cheers.
Paul exclaims, "Yay author-as-NPC!"
Jacqueline applauds for one of the best games of the year.
Rob claps
rrafgon cheers
zarf claps
Recchi applauds Chris
lpsmith says, "Future Boy!, by Kent Tessman"
Eluchil applauds wildly.
Rob claps
Fang applauds.
Paul exclaims, "Yay superhero-as-NPC!"
klimas says, "yay"
Gunther says, "YAY!!"
jon says, "claps"
lpsmith says, "Luminous Horizon, by Paul O'Brian"
Rob claps!
Eluchil applauds politely.
Bishop exclaims, "Yay other-superhero-as-NPC!"
jon claps "says"
zarf says, "yay"
Recchi exclaims, "yay!"
Paul says, "heh"
Jacqueline claps.
Gunther says, "Also YAY"
klimas cheers.
jon yays clap
Eluchil says, "Yay PC as NPC"
Rob says, "best use of comic art as a feelie"
rrafgon claps
Tommy claps.
Jacqueline says (to Rob), "Definitely."
Recchi cheers for Paul!!
Fang cheers.
DavidW says (to Rob), "of course"
lpsmith says, "Necrotic Drift, by Robb Sherwin"
Thrax says, "yay LH"
Eluchil applauds heartily.
maga says, "yay"
jon cheers up
Gunther says, "even more YAY"
Paul exclaims, "Yay slacker-roommate-as-NPC!"
rrafgon says, "lots of yay"
Rob jumps up, cheers, falls back down, gets hit by water and fire
Jacqueline says, "Hooray for Robb again."
Rob applauds
lpsmith says, "And finally, Sting of the Wasp, by Jason Devlin"
Eluchil applauds loudy.
Tommy shouts excitedly.
Fang applauds.
Bishop says, "Boo bitches! Er, I mean, yay bitches."
Paul exclaims, "Yay evil-rich-people-as-NPCs!"
Recchi claps
maga exclaims, "yay!"
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Rob claps
Emily has disconnected.
Emily goes home.
Jacqueline applauds.
DavidW cheers for all the nominees.
Eluchil claps for all the nominees.
half holds breath.
lpsmith searches his coat pockets for the envelope, and finally remembers he put it in his pants pocket.
jon applauds a fine smogasbord of nominees
lpsmith says, "And the winner is..."
Fang goes blue.
lpsmith exclaims, "Sting of the Wasp, by Jason Devlin!"
Marvin exclaims, "YAY!"
Fang exhales.
klimas says, "yay!"
DavidW says, "WOO"
Eluchil applauds loudy.
Rob applauds
skousend exclaims, "way to go!"
Tommy exclaims, "Hooray!"
reese roars lustily
inky says, "woo"
Kwi says, "Woo!"
maga exclaims, "yay!"
Bishop applauds.
rrafgon cheers
Gunther says, "congrats"
zarf claps
inky cheers.
Fang cheers.
Paul exclaims, "WOO! A very deserving winner!"
JoshuaH claps.
two-star exclaims, "Yay!"
Eluchil goes home.
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half says, "Hooray!"
Trumgottist cheers.
maga claps
Fang collapses.
Paul exclaims, "Go Jason!"
K-Y Woo!
Jacqueline says, "Hooray!"
Jacqueline applauds for a very deserving game.
Thrax stings a wasp.
DavidW says, "Congrats again, Jason."
Jota exclaims, "Congratulations!"
Jason says, "Wow! Thanks again guys."
klimas cheers.
lpsmith informs you via voiceover that this is the second win of the night for 'Sting of the Wasp', and the first IF game with an insect in the title to win an XYZZY.
Rob says, "ha ha"
Paul says, "ha"
Jacqueline says, "heehee"
Jason says, "Im trying to get ready for a party. You guys are so distracting : )"
Thrax says (to lps), "other than Beeing Andrew Plotkin"
Rob says, "argh"
lpsmith says (to Thrax), "*thwap*"
Rob claps
lpsmith asks (of Jason), "Anything else to say to your fans?"
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<eileen> eileen has connected to ifMUD.

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