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2005 XYZZY Awards Ceremony Transcript

On March 12th, 2005, at 4:00 P.M. EST (10:00 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 says, "And now, back to the ceremony! We once again call zarf to the stage, to present the nominees and winner for 'Best Puzzles'."
zarf says, "hi hi hi"
Rob cheers
Jacqueline says, "Yay zarf."
zarf says, "I see we're running behind, so I'll cut straight to the point:"
sdee claps
Norah claps
wojohz says, "go zarf go"
zarf says, "Puzzles!"
klimas says, "yay point cutting!"
zarf says, "puzzles are what bring us together."
Rob says, "rah"
Lee claps
jmac exclaims, "But first, a cartoon!"
zarf says, "In a game of true complexific... um... synergies... moment of realiziation..."
inky says, "puzzles lead to hint requests, which lead to newsgroups, which lead to, uh, whatever those lead to"
DrewMochak says, "Flame wars."
HairBrain says, "Awards!"
zarf says, "Oh, hit it with a rock. You know you want to."
zarf says, "Solves anything."
HairBrain says, "Flaming awards! With rock!"
Guest1 says, "true dat"
inky says, "it worked in Wishbringere"
Bishop says, "That's what The Edifice taught me, anyways."
zarf says, "So, the 2005 nominees for Best Use of Rocks in Achieving Your Goal..."
maga says (to Bishop), "I liked the Z:GI version"
zarf says, "Building, by Mike Tulloch!"
lpsmith claps.
sdee applauds
Lee cheers
Norah claps
klimas claps.
Jacqueline claps.
wojohz hoots.
inky says, "hooray for cubicles"
Merk says, "All these really had rocks?""
zarf says, "Cheiron, by Sarah Clelland and Elisabeth Polli!"
Merk says, "Woo"
Merk says, "I don't remember rocks in Cheiron..."
Jacqueline says, "YAY"
sdee claps
maga says, "yay unsolveable puzzle"
olethros says, "hee :)"
wojohz hollers.
inky says (to Merk), "well, technically they're gallstones"
Bishop's hands percussively palpate each other, or something.
Lee claps
zarf says, "Distress, by Mike Snyder!"
Norah claps
Merk says (to inky), "ooooh. Yeah."
Merk exclaims, "Yay me!"
Jacqueline says, "woo"
Guest1 exclaims, "yay distress!!"
Eric claps
Lee applauds
sdee claps
inky says, "definitely rocked"
wojohz says, "yay Mike"
olethros says, "yay once more"
zarf says, "Finding Martin, by Gayla Wennstrom!"
Rob claps
maga says, "yay dangerous field medical procedures"
ErWenn leaps to his feet and cheers, "Way to go, Mom!"
Rob claps
Lee chuckles
Merk says, "Yay Martin"
inky says, "yay large puzzle game"
sdee applauds
Recchi exclaims, "yay!"
olethros exclaims, "Ole!"
wojohz says, "woo Finding"
Jacqueline says, "yay"
Norah claps
Rob applauds for puzzle games in general
zarf says, "Vespers, by Jason Devlin!"
koblin applauds.
Norah says, "yay"
sdee exclaims, "woo!"
klimas says, "yay"
Eric claps again.
Merk exclaims, "Yay Monks!"
olethros exclaims, "Bizz!"
maga exclaims, "yay sinfulness!"
Guest1 exclaims, "yay vespy baby!!"
Lee cheers
Jacqueline applauds a whole bunch.
wojohz says, "woo Vespers"
zarf says, "And, the envelope..."
ErWenn provides a drumroll.
zarf attempts to open the envelope
zarf attempts to unlock the envelope
Norah says, "pdrrrrrrr"
Trumgottist waves a big rock.
Bishop exclaims, "Hit it with a rock!"
olethros says, "damn, I didn't think of writing a XYZZY theme song"
DrewMochak says, "Rezrov it."
koblin looks for his REZROV scroll.
zarf goes in with lockpicks
jmac says, "Watch out for scorpions"
olethros says, "haha"
Merk says, "argh phone again"
HairBrain says, "Pliers! Pliers!"
ErWenn exclaims, "go back in time to make it so it was always open!"
zarf pushes over a pillar which knocks over two statues which animate three fountains which turn four gears which open the envelope
inky says, "hooray"
Rob says, "yay"
Jacqueline says, "Hooray!"
klimas says, "cool"
JasonD exclaims, "It was so obvious!"
jmac nods.
GregB arrives from the west.
olethros exclaims, "deductive skills!"
Lee giggles
zarf pulls a rock from the envelope,.
Jacqueline says (to JasonD), "heehee"
Merk says, "LOL"
jmac says, "Someone read the walkthrough"
olethros says, "haha"
inky says, "ha ha ha"
zarf says, "The winner is: Distress, by Mike Snyder!"
Rob applauds!
maga says, "yay"
Bishop exclaims, "Woo!"
Norah exclaims, "yay!"
Merk exclaims, "OMG!"
ParserGirl claps.
zarf claps
Jacqueline applauds.
GaylaW applauds.
olethros exclaims, "Hooray!"
inky says, "yay!"
JasonD exclaims, "YAY!"
sdee cheers loudly
lpsmith cheers!
DrewMochak exclaims, "Yyyaaaahoooo-ooooo!"
klimas says, "woot"
ErWenn applauds.
Merk says, "**faints**"
Guest1 exclaims, "yikes! congrats!"
olethros exclaims, "Utter Puzzliness!"
Thrax looks distressed.
jmac says, "ROCK \m/"
Trumgottist throws his rock.
Eric cheers ecstatically.
Lee claps
wojohz cheers Mike
HairBrain says, "Stoning! Stoning!"
HairBrain says, "I mean, speech!"
cendare arrives from the west.
olethros says, "for a moment I thought zarf was going to throw the rock at something"
Merk exclaims, "Thank you thank you thank you! I'm amazed! I'm thrilled! I'm honored!"
eileen applauds mightily
zarf gives Best Puzzles 2005 XYZZY to Merk.
Lee chuckles
koblin applauds.
wojohz says, "hey, that's Emily's"
Merk says, "Thanks!! *takes a humble bow*"
Bishop says (to wojohz), "Heh."
Rob claps
sdee claps
Norah claps again
wojohz applauds
Lee claps
koblin claps.
wojohz keeps applauding
Recchi claps
lpsmith returns to the stage, clapping for Merk.
wojohz stops applauding, starts clapping
Jota applauds.
DrewMochak says, "...I'd just like to mention that I'm now three for three in games I betatest ending up winning heaps of rewards. ^___^"
Norah says, "You are awesome Drew Mochak"
Rob claps for testers
Merk asks (of drew), "Were you on the Distress test?"
inky says, "Best Use of Drew"
Bishop asks (of DrewMochak), "You've got.... 'connections'?"
Lee cheers for testers
olethros says, "haha"
Merk says, "I forget. My brain is fried."
DrewMochak says, "Yeah. I'm Lysander. ^^"

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