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2000 XYZZY Awards Ceremony Transcript, Page 6

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, "that's kind of a tough act to follow, but I imagine the guy who managed to get a maze chosen for best puzzle can do it -- please welcome Andrew Plotkin, last year's winner for Hunter, in Darkness"
[peanut-gallery] Paul says (to Sarge), "Yay"
Emily claps
zarf stands up
Gunther says, "Z!"
jwalrus says, "yay!"
Rob claps
BrenBarn says, "Yay!"
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "alt: Being Adam Cadre's Pseudonym."
katre claps
caleb claps
Paul claps
stephenb cheers.
Rob whistles!
Mona claps.
Sargent applauds.
Adam says, "Yay typing break!"
neild exclaims, "Yay old man Zarf!"
BoingBall exclaims, "Zarf! Zarf! Zarf!"
Adam says, "I mean yay zarf!"
Jota exclaims, "Hail!"
[peanut-gallery] Urbatain says, "too fast"
Doe applauds.
Frisco exclaims, "Yay mazes!"
Ellison says, "yay zarf"
zarf says, "Well, I'm totally unpreprared for my little task here."
Urbatain exclaims, "ANDREW!!!!"
jwalrus cheers zarf.
maga_dogg exclaims, "We are not worthy!"
ander claps.
veek cheers
Urbatain claps
Kays whistles
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "you can read the log later"
Mona wonders if Galatea's going to present anything...
Urbatain cheers
Guest5 says, "andrew :)"
zarf tapes a note to his forehead which says '32768 nearly identical zarfs'
[peanut-gallery] jwalrus says (to Mona), "next year, I guess"
Urbatain do the mokey
Urbatain do the monkey
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says (to Mona), "How can she? She's a statue."
[peanut-gallery] LoneCleric says, "I expected the Wumpus. :-("
Paul laughs.
Sargent says, "yay"
zarf says, "I will enhance this persona by saying everything 32768 times."
[peanut-gallery] jwalrus says (to LC), "that would rock"
Mona gives banana to Urbatain.
wuss arrives from the west.
zarf says, "...randomly scrambled."
Doe says, "hehe"
[peanut-gallery] inky says, "yay 32768 nearly-identical recipes"
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says (to zarf), "But Shrapnel has already won!"
Rob splac
jwalrus laughs and cheers again.
[peanut-gallery] Paul says, "Scrandomly rambled."
zarf says, "Or, in fact, maybe not."
[peanut-gallery] neild exclaims (at Sarg), "YAY!"
zarf looks at his crib sheet.
Frisco exclaims, "whooo! extended oratory!"
[peanut-gallery] Kiz says (to Sarge), "ha!"
[peanut-gallery] (from Gunther) suddenly, burst lag sets in
Mona says (to Zarf), "but you will not make us say the secret code!"
JSJ goes home.
</JSJ> JSJ has disconnected from ifMUD.
zarf says, "Best individual puzzles of the year 2000..."
Gunther cheers
zarf says, "Let's see."
BrenBarn stomps his feet in anticipation.
Hloif applauds.
Urbatain eats the banana
zarf checks data files to see who wrote which game.
Mona whistles.
[peanut-gallery] (from jwalrus) zarf says, "hey, this list is written in code!"
zarf says, "First nominee: 9:05 by Adam Cadre."
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says, "N.B. If any puzzle could be solved by me, it is disqualified"
Rob applauds.
wuss claps.
jwalrus says, "yay"
Emily claps
nm claps and claps
Sargent claps.
caleb claps
Paul exclaims, "Yay 9:05!"
LoneCleric cheers.
zarf says, "For, apparently, 9:05 by Adam Cadre."
veek cheers
Gunther says, "woo"
katre says, "yay"
Guest5 says, "claps"
Kays cheers
Ellison claps
Sirrus claps.
BrenBarn says, "wooo"
[peanut-gallery] BoingBall exclaims, "in CSS!"
Frisco claps
[peanut-gallery] Urbatain exclaims, "sirrus tu preferida!"
Tril exclaims, "Yay puzzleless game!"
mclem applauds
[peanut-gallery] (from neild) Mona says, "That's not a puzzle!"
baf claps confusedly
stephenb claps.
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg asks, "er, where was the puzzle?"
[peanut-gallery] Sirrus says (to urbatain), "no es mi preferida :P"
zarf says, "Above and Beyond! by Mike Sousa"
Mona sighs.
Rob applauds.
Psmith arrives from the west.
zarf says, "For, a mannequin."
[peanut-gallery] ander says, "It's a trick; that's close enough."
BrenBarn cheers.
Paul cheers.
nm claps further
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "for looking under the bed in 9:05"
jwalrus claps.
veek just keeps applauding
[peanut-gallery] LoneCleric says, "The puzzle is the game."
Urbatain clap
Frisco claps
<Grocible> Grocible has connected to ifMUD.
wuss claps.
caleb claps
[peanut-gallery] Urbatain says, "creía que si"
[peanut-gallery] LoneCleric says (to Gunther), "Also, mighty spoiler there."
baf exclaims, "Woohoo!"
Hloif applauds.
Ellison claps
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg thinks error of category.
Mona says, "yay, A&B!"
neild applauds for whatever the latest game read off is.
zarf says, "Ad Verbum, by Nick Montfort"
Emily says, "woo"
LoneCleric cheers.
veek says, "Wooo!"
zarf says, "For, fthe fletter frooms."
jwalrus says, "yay!"
wuss claps.
BoingBall says, "yay AV"
Hloif claps.
Guest5 says, "claps"
katre says, "yay"
Gunther applauds constanly
caleb exclaims, "yay!!"
Rob claps!
maga_dogg says, "yay"
Mona says, "and this one, too! Yay!"
Grocible arrives from the west.
stephenb exclaims, "yay!"
jwalrus laughs.
Kays claps
Frisco hollers, hoots, howls, hmmm...
baf jumps up and down excitedly
mclem masterfully makes merry.
zarf says (to frisco), "heh."
Sargent laughs.
Paul applauds artful achievement
ander cheers cheekily.
Jota claps claps anf claps.
[peanut-gallery] Urbatain asks, "who is the maker of galatea?"
<Sammy> Sammy has connected to ifMUD.
Tril applauds alliteratively
maga_dogg thumps the bleeding stumps at the end of his wrists together
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "Emily"
baf applauds without using the letter "e"
zarf says, "Being Me, by Rob Wheeler"
[peanut-gallery] jwalrus points at Emily.
Rob reacts raucously.
nm claps
zarf says, "For, for, for, for..."
Paul laughs
BoingBall breaks brown bowls belatedly.
Emily says, "WOOO"
Guest5 says, "being urbatain"
jwalrus says, "yay!"
Gunther cheers BAP
katre says, "yay"
Doe says, "hehehe"
inky says, "yay being you"
Urbatain says, "XD"
zarf says, "the recursive room. room."
wuss claps.
veek cheers
neild laughs
jwalrus claps.
caleb cheers
Urbatain says, "being me"
Jota exclaims, "Woo!"
zarf says, "Room."
Doe claps.
Paul exclaims, "Yay recursive room!!"
Rob claps for zarf being zarf.
LoneCleric cheers cheers cheers.
Urbatain exclaims, "wow!!!!!"
Mona applauds another puzzleless game!
Paul returns.
Ellison says, "yayayayayayayayayaya"
Gunther says (to zarf), "RTRUE"
Kays cheers
baf applauds recursively
[peanut-gallery] (from BrenBarn) [system] Error: stack overflow.
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says, "dah, I could solve these. Not real puzzles."
Frisco claps
zarf says, "And finally, Rematch, by Andrew Pontius"
[peanut-gallery] (from Sargent) Zarf says, "And Being Andrew Plotking, for the recursive room."
mclem applauds) applauds)
[peanut-gallery] (from Sargent) Zarf says, "And Being Andrew Plotking, for the recursive room."
jwalrus says, "YAY!!!"
neild exclaims, "Yay devil!"
katre says, "yay!"
maga_dogg says, "yay rematch"
Rob applauds.
Gunther says, "woo woo"
wuss claps.
nm claps, restarts, claps, restarts
Emily says, "yay"
Guest5 says, "la caña of spain"
Mona fallso over, applauding.
[peanut-gallery] Dilbon asks, "Nothing by Andy Phillips?"
Paul cheers
Rob whistles.
Sargent cheers.
zarf says, "For rematch."
jwalrus cheers lots and lots.
wuss claps.
caleb claps
Hloif cheers.
Ellison says, "Rematch kicks all kinds of ass"
Urbatain exclaims, "OLEEE!"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "I don't think phillips was ever nominated for anything"
LoneCleric cheers widly, but fails to break the cycle.
jwalrus says, "yay yay yay!"
mclem cheers the bore in the corner
[peanut-gallery] inky says, "this applause is just like the one a few ceremonies ago!"
Frisco yells like a little school girl!
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says, "OK, I somehow managed to solve rematch, but nonetheless, the best puzzle definitely"
[peanut-gallery] jwalrus says (to inky), "hee"
[peanut-gallery] Emily says (to Gunther), "Heroine's is up for stuff soon"
zarf says, "Before I open the envelope, let me say what a pleasure it's been to be named on the nominee list three times as often as anyone else."
<TableSaw> OK, maybe having a robot butler would get annoying after a while.
[peanut-gallery] Dilbon says, "Heist got a best puzzle nomination, I think"
jwalrus laughs.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "oh, ok"
BrenBarn chuckles.
[peanut-gallery] Jota says (to DIlbon), "Best, not most.#pea ..Dilbon He'll win the 'Most' category for puzzles."
BoingBall says (to zarf), "No."
ander grins.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "See my memory. See this sieve. They are the same."
Emily says, "heh"
[peanut-gallery] Doe says, "maybe it's time for more cheerios"
jwalrus claps for everyone.
Rob claps.
[peanut-gallery] TableSaw asks, "Oh damnit, where's the auditorium?"
Urbatain exclaims, "ZARF RULES!"
Mona says, "we need the Clapper here."
zarf looks around for an envelope.
[peanut-gallery] Ellison says, "east from Dorm A"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "east from dorm A"
[peanut-gallery] Jota says, "Grrr."
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "MOTD"
Guest5 says, "zak rules :)"
[peanut-gallery] neild says (to Doe), "It's a serial."
TableSaw arrives from the west.
Urbatain exclaims, "ZAK TOO!"
[peanut-gallery] Doe says (to nield), "hehe"
Guest5 says, "byes! :D"
Guest5 leaves the auditorium to the west.
zarf begins to look nervous
</Guest5> Alex forgets about the guest. "Now I don't believe in anything!"
[peanut-gallery] mcp says, "yay"
inky says (to zarf), "it's, um, to build up the anticipation"
[peanut-gallery] TableSaw asks, "What are we on?"
[peanut-gallery] Emily says (to zarf), "Read the walkthrough!"
Rob applauds awkward silence.
Mona coughs to fill the break.
Urbatain exclaims, "ZARF, tell a joke!"
Frisco exclaims, "Yay presenter anxiety!"
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says, "comeon, zarfer, shell out that prize"
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn says, "Best puzzle."
zarf says, "Four fried chickens and the Pope walk into a bar..."
wuss waits, patiently.
zarf says, "Oh, here it is."
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "this is punishment for winning an award, doing the presenting next year"
Rob claps
zarf says, "The wnner is Rematch!"
[peanut-gallery] Hloif says, "DARN, I wanted to see where that joke was going."
katre says, "YAY!"
Rob says, "whoa!!"
[peanut-gallery] (from inky) zarf says "So this guy walks into a bar, and the bartender gives him a drink. <pause> What? That's intentional!"
Urbatain says, "and...."
maga_dogg says, "YAYYYY"
Hloif claps politely.
wuss claps.
Mona says, "alright!"
veek applauds
Psmith says, "Yay!"
Kays cheers
Paul exclaims, "Yay rematch!!"
neild exclaims, "WOOHOO!"
Ellison says, "yay!"
Rob applauds.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "[OT] massive explosions outsife my window"
inky claps.
</Kincaid99> Kincaid99 has disconnected from ifMUD.
zarf applauds
nm cheers
Emily says, "yay Rematch!"
BrenBarn claps and claps.
TableSaw applauds.
LoneCleric exclaims, "WOOHOO!"
jwalrus says, "YAAAAAY!!!!"
Oren claps
Jota applauds.
Gunther says, "YAY REMATCH"
ander cheers loudly.
stephenb exclaims, "yay!"
mclem cheers, then dies.
caleb exclaims, "yay!"
[peanut-gallery] inky asks (of Gunther), "wow, what for?"
dfan cheers!
maga_dogg says, "Well-deserved"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "no idea"
Sargent says, "Woo!"
Kiz says, "yay devil!"
jwalrus cheers lots and lots.
[peanut-gallery] katre says, "too abd devil didn't make it. :("
MikeS cheers!
[peanut-gallery] BoingBall says, "indeed"
zarf asks, "Is the dude here?"
Rob claps.
Mona cheers even lotter and lotter!
zarf says, "Guess not."
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "still nothing for bap? boo!"
Sargent says, "Let's speak of the devil."
BoingBall waves to devil reading the log.
BrenBarn recites arcane incantations.
zarf holds up the trophy on devil's behalf.
Urbatain claps
Gunther says, "congrats devil"
mcp cheers
Paul cheers
caleb claps
Rob cheers for devil.
Emily cheers
neild says, "He's in Boston."
ander cheers for the absent.
veek says, "congrats, devil!"
BrenBarn cheers for devil.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "also, sympathy for the devil"
Frisco claps, again.
Ellison claps
zarf sits down and waits to win something.
Jota cheers for sneaky devils.
Rob cheers for Boston, too.
Doe claps.
[peanut-gallery] TableSaw says, "Federico is responsible for Leg^H^H^H devil's absence."
jwalrus claps.
Rob claps.
[peanut-gallery] inky says, "hee hee"
[peanut-gallery] Emily says, "heehee"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther asks, "?"
[peanut-gallery] neild exclaims (at Rob), "Yay 'More Than a Feeling'!"

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