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2000 XYZZY Awards Ceremony Transcript, Page 4

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.

Varicella arrives from the west.
wuss exclaims (at Mona), "NOOOOO!"
BrenBarn says, "eeeagh"
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says (to gunther), "hee"
Varicella ascends the stage
Gunther says (to Mona), "How unseemly!"
Emily applauds for Primo, but in a seemly fashion
Guest5 says, "decir hi varicella! }:->"
Paul cheers Varicella
[peanut-gallery] neild asks, "Varicella is a person?"
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says (to neild), "no"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "yes"
Varicella exclaims, "I am here to present the award for Best Player Character. A shame that one of them must win, for none of them deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as myself!"
mclem cowers in a most unseemly manner
[peanut-gallery] ander says, "Dang, what a strategy."
jwalrus says, "yay varicella"
Sirrus arrives from the west.
Kiz says, "heh"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "Primo Varicella, star of Varicella"
[peanut-gallery] neild says, "Apparently he is."
Guest5 says, "hi sirrus ;-)"
[peanut-gallery] Urbatain says, "bien sirrus"
Varicella says, "For instance, we have the mumbling milquetoast from 'Being Andrew Plotkin' by Rob Wheeler."
Gunther says (to Prima), "Woo!"
katre says, "yay"
[peanut-gallery] mcp says, "he'd better not give the letter opener to charlotte ..."
jwalrus says, "woo"
[peanut-gallery] LoneCleric says, "Last real winner, I take it."
Gunther says, "Primo"
Varicella asks, "Or perhaps the PC in question is the strident strumpet from the same game?"
caleb cheers
BrenBarn cheers.
wuss claps.
Jota claps!
Emily says, "yay milquetoast!"
Sirrus leaves the auditorium to the west.
Mona says, "yay!"
Guest5 says, "oooole"
BoingBall says, "hee hee"
Urbatain exclaims, "yeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaa being!!!"
caleb exclaims, "yay!"
Paul cheers for BAP
jwalrus claps.
Varicella exclaims, "I suppose it's possible that Andrew Plotkin himself is the PC under consideration, but sprinkling walnuts onto a pasta dish when fine imported hazelnuts are readily available? How unseemly!"
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "Yay Being Several PCs!"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "eeeagh, I need a dictionary"
stephenb cheers
[peanut-gallery] BoingBall says (to Sarge), "yay"
Sirrus arrives from the west.
[peanut-gallery] Emily laughs
zarf mumbles something about being allergic to hazelnuyts
Mona chuckles.
[peanut-gallery] Rob blushes.
Varicella says, "Then we have a mechanical contrivance of some sort from LASH, by Paul O'Brian."
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg is addicted to multiple PCs
katre claps
Rob cheers.
jwalrus says, "yay MULE"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "also, best NPC to be taken by an actual person would r00l"
caleb claps
Tril exclaims, "Yay mechanical contrivance!"
Mona applauds wildly.
wuss claps.
BrenBarn says, "Whee"
Gunther says, "woo"
BoingBall applauds allergy
stephenb cheers.
Emily says, "woot!"
Varicella exclaims, "An inanimate object, mind you! Pfah!"
Varicella exclaims, "Imagine if the Academy Awards followed your lead!"
Guest5 says, "ha ha"
Sargent cheers.
Jota exclaims, "keeps clappsing!"
Varicella exclaims, "You'd see nominations for the volleyball in Cast Away!"
Ellison says, "yay LASH"
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says, "mmm, high comedy"
Varicella exclaims, "The big rock in Armageddon!"
Varicella exclaims, "Keanu Reeves!"
[peanut-gallery] neild says, "I 'follow my lead' as much as the next pencil."
Tril laughs
Rob claps.
[peanut-gallery] Emily says, "I'm surprised that Varicella goes to -- yay"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "the best actor in both cases, no doubt"
Mona swoons.
Rob laughs.
BoingBall laughs.
[peanut-gallery] inky says, "see our robots make sushi and applaud the LASH PC"
baf The big rock in Armageddon did some serious acting.
Varicella asks, "Do you comprehend the extent of the unseemliness here?"
stephenb laughs
mclem laughs aloud
Sargent cheers.
Emily laughs more
Paul cracks up.
Varicella exclaims, "Nevermore by Nate Cull presents us with a drug-addled dabbler in alchemy, of all things. How unseemly!"
Gunther says, "Woo Lennier!"
baf blushes at his clumsy mistake
Rob claps.
wuss claps.
caleb exclaims, "woo!"
jwalrus says, "yay mad alchemist druggy"
Varicella says, "And most unseemly of all is his predilection for cheap Mexican coca."
mcp applauds
BrenBarn says, "woo"
Guest5 says, "emotion claps"
<Doe> is here!
Varicella says, "Now, true, not everyone can afford top-quality Colombian coca and allowances must be made. But to choose Mexican coca over the equally inexpensive Peruvian variety betrays a *severe* lack of discernment."
Frisco claps
LoneCleric claps.
Urbatain says, "hablad en cristiano! XD"
Varicella asks, "But what should one expect of a man who snorts his coca like a pig?"
zarf sniffs disdainfully
markm chuckles.
Varicella says, "A tip for you, Mr. Nominee -- a *gentleman* freebases."
Gunther sniffs coke
Emily laughs
jwalrus laughs.
maga_dogg chuckles
[peanut-gallery] zarf says (to gunther), "go ahead, ground my joke."
caleb exclaims, "ha!"
Mona snorts.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "sorry"
Varicella says, "Next, Rameses by Stephen Bond, featuring an angst- and acne-ridden adolescent from one of the barbarous northern islands."
Frisco chortles
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "It's Traffic 2, set in Victorian England."
Rob applauds.
wuss claps.
Sargent applauds
jwalrus cheers!
K-Y applauds.
Mona says, "yayayay!"
BrenBarn says, "Huzzah!"
maga_dogg says, "yay"
caleb applauds
Varicella exclaims, "He refuses to respond to commands, and for this he is nominated for an award! How unseemly!"
stephenb laughs.
Kays cheers
Paul exclaims, "Yay rameses!"
jwalrus laughs.
LoneCleric cheers loudly.
MikeS laughs.
BoingBall laughs
Frisco whoops
maga_dogg says, "kickass"
Urbatain aplaude
Rob cheers.
Gunther says, "hee"
jwalrus says, "yay rameses"
Jota keeps applauding continuously throughout.
Kays laughs
Emily says, "yay"
Urbatain exclaims, "bravo!"
<Guest6> This little guesty went to market.
[peanut-gallery] BoingBall says, "OK, this is my favorite meta-presenter ever"
Varicella says, "Now if *I* were in the player's seat and a PC were failing to obey my orders, I would say, 'Look here, you lackadaisical layabout!' and perhaps box his ears a time or two and *then* you'd see some obedience. Oh yes."
Guest5 says, "viva"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "well, it's adam"
[peanut-gallery] Urbatain says, "sirrus, esa te gustó aplaude y grita hombre"
stephenb exclaims, "yay!"
[peanut-gallery] Iain asks, "Um. Where's the auditorium?"
Varicella says, "Lastly we have Shade by Andrew Plotkin, whose protagonist's gaucherie is evident in every detail of that eyesore of an apartment."
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "el hombre de los moleculos!"
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says, "And get the crap kicked out of you, if I recall Varicella's combat abilities correctly"
wuss claps.
mcp claps
Emily says, "yay interior decorating"
Rob applauds.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "el burro es un animal muy importante"
[peanut-gallery] markm says (to Iain), "xyzzy.s.e"
caleb says, "hurrah"
Varicella says, "The targets are almost too easy -- a *cardboard crate* used as furniture? how"
Varicella says, "unseemly! -- but for the nonce I shall restrict myself to the abomination referred to in the title."
stephenb applauds
Guest5 exclaims, "ploooootkin! plooooootkin!"
Iain arrives from the west.
Mona asks, "what category are we talking about again?"
Urbatain exclaims, "SIIIIIIIIII SHADE SHADE!!"
[peanut-gallery] neild says, "Actually: xyzzy.e.s.e"
mclem yay still tidier than this room
Varicella says, "Whoops, a typo. How unseemly."
[peanut-gallery] Iain says, "Thanking you kindly."
[peanut-gallery] markm says, "d'oh"
Guest6 arrives from the west.
Kays says, "Go Sade!!!"
BrenBarn claps some more.
Varicella says, "A *roll-up window shade*? Even a blind monkey could tell you that this is simply unacceptable when the drapers of Venice offer an astonishing variety of exquisitely tailored vignette blinds for extremely reasonable rates."
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "yay iain"
[peanut-gallery] Doe asks, "uh, er, how do I get there?"
[peanut-gallery] Sirrus says (to urbatain), "uf, no me estoy enterando, macho"
Paul claps for Shade.
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says, "hmf. Shade great, but not much PC-ness imo"
Kays says, "oops....Go Shade!!"
neild exclaims, "Yay Marquis de Sade!"
Rob cheers in a shady fashion.
jwalrus says, "yay shade!"
Gunther says, "yay"
[peanut-gallery] Iain says, "Shade is bollocks."
Varicella exclaims, "This game is fond of saying, 'You do not want that.' Looking around, I most certainly do not!"
Hloif exclaims, "Yay Shade!"
[peanut-gallery] BoingBall says, "Now, now"
katre says, "hee"
Varicella says, "And the winner is..."
maga_dogg says, "heh"
[peanut-gallery] mcp says (to doe), "lounge. e. s. e"
[peanut-gallery] Iain says, "Being late, I thought I'd better add a note of controversy."
Frisco exclaims, "Yay Slim Shade!"
jwalrus claps madly.
Varicella exclaims, "...Rameses! How unseemly!"
[peanut-gallery] Doe says, "thanks"
BrenBarn says, "YAY"
Gunther says, "YAY!!!"
K-Y applauds.
Mona says, "yehaw!"
neild exclaims, "Yay Rameses!!!!"
veek applauds!
dfan says, "Woo!!"
jwalrus says, "YAY!!!"
Rob applauds!
maga_dogg exclaims, "yay!"
Emily says, "YAY!!!"
Tril exclaims, "Whoohooo!"
mcp applauds
Sargent says, "Yay!"
Paul cheers for Rameses!!!!
inky claps.
Oren exclaims, "Woo!"
BoingBall claps.
wuss claps some more.
maga_dogg stomps his feet
caleb exclaims, "hurray!!!"
nm applauds
Varicella gives Best Individual PC trophy to stephenb.
Sirrus claps
eileen applauds wildly
BrenBarn cheers stephenb.
Kays says, "SHADE! SHADE! SHADE!"
[peanut-gallery] Hloif exclaims, "What?!? Rameses?!"
K-Y exclaims, "Yes!"
LoneCleric exclaims, "WOOHOO!"
stephenb exclaims, "Wow, thanks everyone!"
Guest5 exclaims, "congratulations!"
Rob claps.
[peanut-gallery] markm says, "A-ha. I was right. xyzzy puts you to the room east of the lounge"
mclem would applaud, but he isn't brave enough
zarf says, "go rameses"
Doe arrives from the west.
Frisco exclaims, "Wow! great choice!"
[peanut-gallery] dfan says (to Hloif), "Yes!"
Rob says, "hurrah"
[peanut-gallery] Ender returns. "Eeagh. I missed stuff."
Varicella leaves the auditorium to the west.
Guest6 says, "clap"
Urbatain felicidades!!!
Gunther says (to stephenb), "CONGRATS!"
[peanut-gallery] Iain asks, "That's the first award?"
ander cheers more.
inky says, "speech! speech!"
Ender goes home.
</Ender> Observe the snow. It fornicates.
NamelessAdventurer has arrived.
jwalrus claps more.
Urbatain aplaude
[peanut-gallery] BoingBall says, "second"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "second"
maga_dogg says (to stephen), "well-deserved."
[peanut-gallery] zarf asks, "what's teh URL for the nominee list again?"
Rob whistles.
[peanut-gallery] baf says, "second"
[peanut-gallery] Hloif asks, "What was the first award, and who won it?"
Gunther says (to stephenb), "Speech!"
[peanut-gallery] BoingBall says (to Rob), "Indeed you are"
Mona couldn't agree more.
[peanut-gallery] Iain says, "Someone update the chalkboard, then."
Sargent says (to stephenb), "congratulations"
BrenBarn says, "Congrats stephenb!"
Frisco exclaims, "He can't speak he's too intorverted!"
MikeS claps...
stephenb says, "Alex is delighted with the award, but can't think of anything to say right now."
[peanut-gallery] Gunther | >STEPHENB, SPEECH
[peanut-gallery] Gunther | No.
Frisco exclaims (at stephenb), "Good job!"
BoingBall has disconnected.
BoingBall flies off at an angle of 45 degrees while dippy music plays. You lose a life.
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "heh"
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn says, "Hee"
jwalrus says, "yay"
Guest5 says, "viva stephenb y su aventura! :D"
Adam says (to stephen), "Hee hee"
Rob claps.
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says (to Iain), "Done."
baf tries to clap but his in-game avatar doesn't want to
stephenb exclaims, "And I'm delighted too. Thanks very much everyone!"
[peanut-gallery] Iain says, "Yay."
mcp cheers
Mona says (to stephenb), "ok, so *DON'T* give a speech."
Emily says, "yay!"
BrenBarn says, "Woo-hoo"
Kays cheers
Paul cheers.
jwalrus cheers again.
Rob claps.
Kiz cheers
K-Y applauds.
Jota applauds!
maga_dogg tries to remember who he voted for.
Frisco hoots n' hollers
Sargent claps wildly.
veek cheers
Guest5 says, "aplauds"
<two-star> two-star has connected to ifMUD.
Gunther says, "yay fresh blood winning"
Mona applauds again for good measure.
Doe claps.
katre claps
Rob claps.
caleb claps
Urbatain claps también
BrenBarn's hands are getting bruised.
two-star arrives from the west.
BoingBall arrives from the west.
Gunther says (to BrenBarn), "and it's only the second award"
Mona says (to BrenBarn), "nobody needs to know *that*"

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