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2000 XYZZY Awards Ceremony Transcript, Page 3

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, with comments made on the #peanut-gallery discussion. Should you not wish to see those comments, an expurgated version is also available.

inky says, "our first category is Best Use of Medium"
Rob claps.
<JSJ> JSJ has connected to ifMUD.
jwalrus says, "hooray!"
Urbatain asks, "how I leave from here?"
BrenBarn says, "Woohoo"
Frisco exclaims, "hurray!"
wuss says, "Woop woop."
mclem cheers
maga_dogg throws hat in air
[peanut-gallery] baf says, "Friar Bacon's Secret wasn't nominated either. I'm very disappointed."
JSJ arrives from the west.
Rob claps.
Guest4 says, "/nick Lumpi"
caleb says, "hurrah"
pop arrives from the west.
[peanut-gallery] jwalrus says (to baf), "that would be on my list"
Urbatain says, "no no no, i want to know how to speak in peanut"
inky says, "Sam Barlow, last year's winner for Aisle, couldn't be here today, but I'm sure he'd want us all to remember the gnocchi and accept NamelessAdventurer in his stead to present the nominees"
Jarb claps, rubs his tummy, drinks a glass of water and recites Shakespeare at the same time...
jwalrus says (to Urbatain), "type '#peanut' before what you say"
[peanut-gallery] mcp says, "hrm, i may have started a negative trend"
BoingBall claps NamelessBarlow
[peanut-gallery] Urbatain says, "thanks"
[peanut-gallery] mcp says, "major props to the games that DID get nominated"
Guest4 says, "sorry"
mcp remembers gnocchi, applauds
jwalrus says, "yay gnocchi"
[peanut-gallery] zarf says, "give help to newbies as whispers, rather than talking on the main line, please"
[peanut-gallery] mikeo has joined the channel.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "REVEALED! EXCLUSIVE! NamelessAdventurer's name is actually SAM BARLOW"
[peanut-gallery] jwalrus says, "sorry"
Guest3 leaves the auditorium to the west.
inky has left.
[peanut-gallery] Paul says, ".mikeo Yay."
Guest4 leaves the auditorium to the west.
Ellison arrives from the west.
[peanut-gallery] Paul exclaims, "D'oh!"
[peanut-gallery] Dilbon says, "Sam Barlow sound very much like a detective."
[peanut-gallery] Sirrus has joined the channel.
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "Sam Barlow and the Case of the Cold Gnocchi."
Rob doesn't know what else to do, claps again.
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg exclaims, "fly, my pretties!"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "also, imagine the boot-chaos that would ensue if we still had only one guest account"
<Guest5> Alex says, "Awwwk! Word on the street is that you are... um, seven?"
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn says, "Heh"
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg asks (of gunther), "dramatic timing or what?"
inky has arrived.
NamelessAdventurer has arrived.
Gunther applauds
[peanut-gallery] BoingBall says, "We'll probably hit max guests"
[peanut-gallery] Urbatain says, "hola a los espaņolitos JAJAJAJA"
Kays claps
Jota applauds inky again.
[peanut-gallery] Frisco says, "Pronunced N-Y-OKI for those who are interested."
NamelessAdventurer exclaims, "Hiya hiya hiya!"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "mm, 65 users and counting"
maga_dogg claps some more.
Mona claps for Nameless.
Rob claps.
LoneCleric cheers.
caleb claps
BrenBarn cheers for NamelessAdventurer.
Paul claps
NamelessAdventurer exclaims, "Welcome to the 1998 Xyzzy Awards! Boy, am I lagged!"
[peanut-gallery] Dilbon says, "I think I'll put on some music."
[peanut-gallery] mcp says, "hmmm ... there's SAM spade & philip MARLOWE <-- sounds like barlow"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "that was adam's joke twenty minutes ago"
[peanut-gallery] Urbatain asks, "COMO SE APLAUDIA???"
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says, "you and me both, barlow boy"
Jota asks, "How lagged are you?"
[peanut-gallery] jwalrus says, "I haven't seen this many guests since June 13th 2k"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says (to rob), "that should give you a clue to NA's identity"
[peanut-gallery] veek says (to Urb), "Type :applauds"
[peanut-gallery] Urbatain asks, "How I cheer???"
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says (to Rob), "But Adam's joke hasn't reached Nameless yet, thanks to lag."
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "oh ok"
[peanut-gallery] inky says (to Urb), "type :cheers."
[peanut-gallery] Jota says, "Sorry, couldn't resist the standard comedy opening line."
jwalrus claps.
Rob claps.
[peanut-gallery] Urbatain says, "thanks"
Gunther kweepas.
NamelessAdventurer asks (of Jota), "Who died and made you the PC?"
Urbatain cheers
<K-Y> K-Y has connected to ifMUD.
[peanut-gallery] JDubya laughs.
Urbatain aplauds
Frisco claps
[peanut-gallery] Emily says, "heehee"
baf nods sagely
[peanut-gallery] Sargent laughs.
K-Y arrives from the west.
Rob grins.
NamelessAdventurer says, "So without further ado -- hang on, I need to find my elvish reading glasses of great antiquity..."
Urbatain listen
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg groans
[peanut-gallery] ander fears for the integrity of the logged recording.
[peanut-gallery] Dilbon asks, "Did Elvis use reading glasses?"
[peanut-gallery] (from Sargent) NamelessAdventurer says, "Hey, I can't read through these, they're glowing blue!"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "hee"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "yay"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "yay"
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn says, "Yay"
[peanut-gallery] jwalrus says, "yay"
[peanut-gallery] K-Y has joined the channel.
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says, "woo sargent"
Mona intently stares at NamelessAdventurer's left shoelace.
[peanut-gallery] Paul says (to sarge), "Yay"
[peanut-gallery] jwalrus says, "wow mega yay"
NamelessAdventurer exclaims, "Here are the nominees for best use of medium! The award too cool for anyone to understand what it means!"
zarf says, "yay"
jwalrus laughs, claps more.
NamelessAdventurer says, "And the nominees are:"
NamelessAdventurer says, "Ad Verbum, by Nick Montfort"
Rob applauds.
BrenBarn applauds.
</pop> pop has disconnected from ifMUD.
<pop> pop has connected to ifMUD.
LoneCleric cheers.
Emily says, "yay"
veek applauds
Paul cheers
caleb claps
Mona says, "yay!"
Kays cheers
BoingBall claps.
Oren applauds
baf cheers
wuss claps.
Kiz claps
NamelessAdventurer says, "Metamorphoses, by Emily Short"
Jota applauds steadily.
jwalrus claps.
Sargent says, "yay"
Frisco hollers
maga_dogg claps wildly
wuss claps.
jwalrus claps more.
Gunther cheers his favourite game, which he can't remember what it was.
katre claps
Urbatain ole!
baf cheers wildly
BrenBarn says, "woohoo"
Rob claps.
NamelessAdventurer says, "Rameses, by Stephen Bond"
caleb claps
Paul cheers
stephenb cheers
Rob cheers.
wuss claps.
Kiz claps s'more
LoneCleric claps.
Kays claps
Paul then cheers again
Emily cheers
baf nods sagely
maga_dogg claps some more
K-Y applauds
Oren claps
[peanut-gallery] Ellison asks, "is this the first award?"
Mona says, "yayayay!"
NamelessAdventurer says, "Shade, by Andrew Plotkin"
jwalrus says, "yay"
Rob applauds.
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says, "yeh"
[peanut-gallery] Emily says, "yes"
BrenBarn says, "Huzzah!"
caleb applauds
wuss claps.
jwalrus says, "yay again"
Kays claps
Emily says, "woo!"
Rob whistles.
Paul cheers
veek keeps applauding
caleb applauds
K-Y applauds
BoingBall whoops
Mona says, "woohoo!"
Frisco applauds excessive introversion
Guest3 arrives from the west.
stephenb claps
wuss claps more.
NamelessAdventurer says, "Shrapnel, by Adam Cadre"
mclem claps all of them, 'cause for once he'd played them all
Rob claps.
Paul cheers yet again
K-Y applauds
wuss claps.
Kays cheers
jwalrus says, "yay"
katre claps s'more
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says (to stephenb), "wait, you are the Rameses guy? Your game ruled."
Sargent applauds.
maga_dogg claps till hands fall off
NamelessAdventurer says, "And the winner is..."
caleb says, "hurrah"
[peanut-gallery] Jota asks, "Perhaps during the nominee listing, people should hold their applause until the end of the list?"
[peanut-gallery] jwalrus seconds Gunther.
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says, "yay rameses."
Frisco claps
[peanut-gallery] ander says, "to Jota Yeah."
[peanut-gallery] dfan says (to Jota), "No way, dude"
Gunther says, ">Z"
[peanut-gallery] Emily says (to Jota), "it won't fit in the box"
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn says, "Yes, Rameses rules."
(From NamelessAdventurer) <NamelessAdventurer> NamelessAdventurer has disconnected.
[peanut-gallery] ander blushes in embarassment.
jwalrus waits with bated breath.
[peanut-gallery] Jota says, "I see we're all in agreement, then :)"
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says (to Jota), "That sounds too much like order."
[peanut-gallery] wuss asks, "The winner is ...?"
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg exclaims, "aaaagh!"
[peanut-gallery] dfan says, "Hearing your game be appluaded is the best part of being nominated"
Paul laughs.
[peanut-gallery] dfan says, "Applauded also"
[peanut-gallery] zarf says, "yeah"
NamelessAdventurer exclaims, "But I kid! The winner is: Shrapnel, by Adam Cadre!"
Rob applauds!
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says (to dfan), "good point"
veek claps
Gunther says, "woo!"
katre says, "yay"
Paul cheers!
Kays says, "WOHOHOHOHO"
Jota cheers!
Emily says, "yay!"
BrenBarn says, "Wahoo!"
llamaboy cheers
mclem cheers Shrapnel
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "wow he does it again"
JDubya cheers.
jwalrus claps.
Adam says, "Oh, cool"
Sargent says, "Woo shrapnel!"
maga_dogg says, "nice one adam"
caleb exclaims, "wooohoo!!!"
BoingBall says, "Excellent"
inky claps.
Oren claps
zarf says, "awright!"
Rob claps.
dfan cheears!
Ellison applauds
[peanut-gallery] stephenb says (to Gunther), "yeah :)"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "no surprise there"
nm applauds
K-Y applauds
wuss cheers wildly. "Woohoo."
mcp applauds
ander cheers for Adam.
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "My favorite game based on a weapon of war"
Urbatain exclaims, "oleeeeeee!"
Guest5 arrives from the west.
Frisco exclaims (at adam), "congrats!"
MikeS cheers
[peanut-gallery] JDubya exclaims, ""Yay game where time continuum blows up!"
Adam says, "Thanks, all"
stephenb cheers!
NamelessAdventurer asks, "Is there an Adam Cadre in the house?"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "hey, that's a great one for use of medium"
[peanut-gallery] mcp tries to cheer but gets RESTART instead
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says, "well, hardly unexpected, but a class piece"
Rob claps.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "hee hee"
baf exclaims, "Yay! Hoorah! Want cork nut!"
NamelessAdventurer gives Best Use of Medium trophy to Adam.
[peanut-gallery] Paul says (to mcp), "Yay"
Guest5 exclaims, "congratulations!"
eileen applauds madly
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says (to mcp), "yay"
Adam says, "I wish I had some sort of speech here, but I've been busy writing presentations and didn't think I'd actually win anything"
Urbatain exclaims, "ole adam!"
Rob says, "speech!"
BrenBarn claps.
maga_dogg says, "yay."
Adam says, "Anyway, many many thank-yous, all"
neild exclaims, "Yay poor planning!"
jwalrus says, "yay"
maga_dogg exclaims, "speech!"
Rob applauds.
[peanut-gallery] (from Gunther) Adam says, "So I'll just announce my new Z8 game instead."
mcp exclaims, "rot13 speech!"
Guest5 exclaims, "adam champion!"
Guest3 says, "wooo"
Paul exclaims, "Do a presentation instead!"
[peanut-gallery] jwalrus says, "hee"
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn says, "Yay"
[peanut-gallery] (from inky) fruit vendor says "peach! peach!"
[peanut-gallery] jwalrus says (to inky), "yay!"
NamelessAdventurer has left.
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "mm, I'll take two please"
[peanut-gallery] (from Gunther) You hear XYZZY to the north!
Adam says (to Paul), "Your wish is my command"
Mona chants, "un-dress! un-dress!"

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