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2000 XYZZY Awards Ceremony Transcript, Page 8

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, "Jon Ingold couldn't be here to present Best Puzzles, which he won for The Mulldoon Legacy, but once again, NamelessAdventurer has stepped into the breach"
Urbatain XD
inky says, "also into the breeches"
Rob gets Best NPCs trophy.
NamelessAdventurer has arrived.
<devil> jwalrus says, "it's not quite right without the 'quickly', though"
Rob says, "yay"
BrenBarn says, "Whoo"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "YAY DEVIL"
NamelessAdventurer exclaims, "Ewww! I stepped in breach!"
[peanut-gallery] katre says, "yay"
Mona claps for Nameless once again.
</Frisco> Frisco has disconnected from ifMUD.
<Frisco> Frisco has connected to ifMUD.
devil arrives from the west.
wuss says (to devil), "You're late."
BoingBall exclaims, "devil!"
Gunther cheers devil
katre says (to devil), "hi again"
[peanut-gallery] markm says, "thank your lucky stars you didn't step in the lederhosen"
Ellison says, "hey, congrats devil"
katre says (to devil), "and yay"
maga_dogg exclaims (at devil), "yay!"
Mona says, "and devil!"
BrenBarn cheers for devil.
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says (to Nameless), "That's 'bleach'. It's to clean off the dungeon muck on your boots."
LoneCleric exclaims (at devil), "Yay you!"
Rob says, "yay"
devil says (to wuss), "Yes, I know."
Kays cheers devil
Rob claps.
ander cheers devil.
Guest4 arrives from the west.
Sargent says (to devil), "Yay devil"
Mona says, "timeout for devil cheering!"
inky says (to devil), "belated speech!"
maga_dogg exclaims (at devil), "Belated speech!"
K-Y applauds
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "YM "mud""
Urbatain claps
Frisco exclaims (at devil), "Congrats!"
[peanut-gallery] markm says (to Sargent), "I usually use a bit of club soda."
Hloif exclaims, "Yay!!"
devil says, "thank you."
Jota applauds devil.
[peanut-gallery] BoingBall exclaims, "Foaming cleanser!"
(From Gunther) </devil> has disconnected.
Frisco sympathizes with the devil.
devil says, "katre phoned me and said, "Getcher butt in here!""
zarf gives Best Individual Puzzle trophy to devil.
wuss says (to devil), "Well, congratulations anyway."
NamelessAdventurer says, "So this is the award for Best Puzzles. Man, back in my day, we had *real* puzzles."
[peanut-gallery] baf asks, "So IFMUD is made by mixing IF with water?"
Paul congratulates Devil
(From markm) devil drops butt.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "yes"
Rob tries to pick up Best NPCs trophy, but is carrying too many things already.
NamelessAdventurer asks, "Why, we had to walk three miles in the snow and give chocolate-covered insects to a lizard just to -- where was I?"
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says (to nameless), "Stop upstaging devil"
[peanut-gallery] Frisco asks, "Who won this last year?"
markm says (to Rob), "yay"
[peanut-gallery] TableSaw says, "Ingold."
BoingBall says, "I'm sure you can exchange the award for a good few souls"
NamelessAdventurer looks at the list.
[peanut-gallery] inky says (to Rob), "you shoulda got one of those infinite inventories"
[peanut-gallery] Frisco says, "Ah. Good choice."
NamelessAdventurer exclaims, "Ad Verbum, by Nick Montfort!"
[peanut-gallery] markm says, "yow. 66people"
Hloif cheers.
BoingBall cheers.
katre says, "yay AV"
mclem now openly praises quirky release. Superb! Terrific!
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "mmm"
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "Or a sack of holding"
LoneCleric cheers.
devil claps.
Gunther cheers
Jota Woohoo
Emily claps
veek cheers!!
Mona cheers.
Paul eers-chay
caleb cheers!
Sargent applauds.
Rob cheers!!
NamelessAdventurer exclaims, "Augmented Fourth, by Brian Uri!"
veek says, "Woo!"
two-star exclaims, "yay!"
K-Y applauds.
Urbatain claps
stephenb shouts support
Sargent claps.
veek says, "Yay!"
Hloif claps.
Rob claps.
inky claps.
Gunther says, "yay game i didn't play!"
Emily says, "yay"
LoneCleric claps.
baf cheers using only words that begin with "N"
Paul claps
NamelessAdventurer exclaims, "Dinner with Andre, by Liza Daly!"
caleb exclaims, "hurrah!"
markm plays a chord
veek dances in her seat
Mona says, "yay A4!"
ander applauds authentically.
Rob whistles!
Urbatain claps
Frisco claps
Gunther says, "woo"
<mef> What is a mouse when it spins?
Sargent says, "Huzzah dinner cheques!"
caleb claps
K-Y applauds.
Ellison says, "yay liza"
Emily says, "yay"
Paul exclaims, "Yay DWA!"
NamelessAdventurer exclaims, "Heroine's Mantle, by Andy Phillips!"
mclem would cheer, but is afraid of being embarrassed.
Rob applauds.
Kays cheers
TableSaw says, "yay Wallace Shawn1"
K-Y applauds.
neild asks, "Where is liza?"
Hloif claps.
Urbatain claps
katre says, "yay Andre"
Gunther cheers
Ellison says, "yay HM"
Frisco exclaims, "yay! New nominee!"
caleb exclaims, "yay!"
katre says, "yay andy"
Emily claps for HM
ander cheers furthermore.
BrenBarn cheers.
NamelessAdventurer exclaims, "Metamorphoses, by Emily Short!"
Sargent cheers.
[peanut-gallery] Urbatain says, "jeje no conozco ni uno"
K-Y applauds.
katre says, "yay"
Kays applauds
Rob applauds!
Hloif claps.
Frisco heroinE!
maga_dogg says, "yay bastardly final puzzles"
caleb cheers
Ellison claps
Gunther claps
NamelessAdventurer exclaims, "Nevermore, by Nate Cull!"
mclem cheers
Paul cheers
baf jumps up and down excitedly
K-Y applauds.
Rob applauds in five different sizes.
[peanut-gallery] Urbatain says, "less this one XD"
Rob claps.
Mona cheers, changing shape five times in the process.
Gunther claps some more
caleb exclaims, "yay!"
maga_dogg exclaims, "yay druggie poets!"
Doe claps.
Urbatain claps Metamorph
NamelessAdventurer exclaims, "And: The End Means Escape, by Stephen Kodat!"
Sargent claps.
Paul thinks he missed one, cheers again.
Frisco exclaims, "slow down man!"
K-Y applauds.
katre says, "yay"
Rob claps.
Gunther says, "woo"
Hloif claps.
Ellison claps
BrenBarn applauds.
Frisco claps
LoneCleric cheers.
Emily claps
mclem noises cheering makes
Paul can't keep up, so just stops cheering.
caleb cheers!
NamelessAdventurer slows down...........
[peanut-gallery] katre asks, "wait, what category is this?"
[peanut-gallery] inky says, "puzzles"
[peanut-gallery] Emily says, "best puzzles"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "best puzzles"
two-star exclaims, "yay puzzle I accidentally solved!"
[peanut-gallery] Hloif says (to katre), "Best puzzles."
[peanut-gallery] katre says, "thanks"
Rob says, "applause-timing puzzle!"
Mona asks (of NamelessAdventurer), "been at that coca again, haven't we?"
TableSaw saves game clap1.sav.
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says (to mona), "hee"
NamelessAdventurer says, "The..."
mef arrives from the west.
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says, "I love the way how in Nevermore you never overdose as long as you don't ever stop sniffing the coca"
NamelessAdventurer says, "winner..."
NamelessAdventurer says, "is..."
[peanut-gallery] markm turns NamelessAdventurer up to 11.
schep arrives from the west.
[peanut-gallery] TableSaw asks, "...SlowTalkersOfAmerica?"
Kays enrolls nameless in presenters 101
NamelessAdventurer says, "Ad..."
[peanut-gallery] Ellison asks, "the presenter isn't Eileen, is it?"
Rob applauds!
Mona says, "yahoo!"
LoneCleric exclaims, "WOOHOO!"
NamelessAdventurer says, "Verbum, by Nick Montfort"
Paul exclaims, "Yay Ad!"
Gunther says, "YAY!!"
BoingBall claps
katre says, "YAY!"
Rob says, "YAY!!!!!"
veek says, "WOOOO!!!!"
TableSaw says, "yay!"
llamaboy applauds.
Jota cheers!
Psmith says, "Yay!"
devil says, "woo hoo!"
Sargent says, "Woo hoo!"
K-Y applauds.
markm says (to nm), "dude"
Tril exclaims, "woohoo!"
nm stands and smiles
Paul exclaims, "Yay Verbum by Nick Montfort!"
zarf applausds
Frisco exclaims, "WHOO!"
BoingBall says, "excellent"
Emily says, "woot!"
mef says, "yay..."
inky claps.
Doe claps.
stephenb exclaims, "YAY!"
mclem applauds
Kays cheers wildly!
Ellison claps
mcp applauds
Rob says, "hooray! hooray!"
veek cheeeeers, using up all those extra left-over Es!!!
LoneCleric tries to bring attention to the shirt he's wearing.
Oren claps
eileen applauds energetically
two-star claps
Paul says, "Those puzzles were great."
Hloif cheers!!
[peanut-gallery] ander says, "Yahoo! (Oops, copyright violation...)"
devil says, "I knew him back in his Winchester's Nightmare days."
Urbatain claps
dfan cheers!
Rob whistles!
mclem applauds - loudly applauds mclem.
Mona says (to nm), "you're the best, man!"
[peanut-gallery] baf says, "This'll be some speech. I bet he'"
caleb cheers
Gunther says (to nm), "Say Speech, Sir."
markm says (to devil), "heh"
inky says, "speak surely! dictate dashingly!"
MikeS cheers!
[peanut-gallery] baf says, "has a lipogram prepared."
nm says, "Ahem, awesome! Author accepts an appealing award affably."
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says (to veek), "if it's E's you're after, you want Nevermore"
[peanut-gallery] Doe says (to inky), "hehehe"
Rob reports, "Rah rah!"
Sargent says, "Accept award animatedly"
katre says, "yay"
NamelessAdventurer gives Best Puzzles trophy to nm.
BoingBall says, "hooray"
nm says, "As author's actions affirm, alphabetical arrangements always amused author. Assembling assorted arbitrary ASCII, ad absurdo, as adventure and acquisition, appeared attractive."
nm says, "And accordingly, author attacked adventure, abandoning ars amatoria, abandoning athletic activity, appearing agonizingly antisocial. After arduous attempts and assays, author actualized adventure."
[peanut-gallery] markm says, "What an ad-libber."
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "Oh, he's just making that up off the top of his head."
Hloif exclaims, "YAY!!!!!!!!!"
Rob reacts risibly
caleb cheers
Psmith says (to nm), "Astounded applause."
[peanut-gallery] Doe says, "lol"
TableSaw says, "AY!"
nm says, "Accolade and adventurer appreciation authentically affects author."
Mona falls over, laughing.
Gunther applauds ardroitly.
katre says, "woo"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "if that's a word"
markm makes merry.
[peanut-gallery] Hloif says, "BEST. ACCEPTANCE. SPEECH. EVER."
Frisco claps and wipes tears from his eyes!
[peanut-gallery] Paul says, "BEST SPEECH EVER."
K-Y says, "Yay."
devil says, "Wow!"
BrenBarn belatedly cheers for nm.
nm says, "Acknowledgement appears appropriate: author appreciates all assistance and aid, awfully. An acolyte ("alone," as acolyte's appellation asserts) accoutered abundant authentication aid, assuredly above average."
[peanut-gallery] Paul says (to Hloif), "timing"
maga_dogg says, "class speech."
Urbatain says, "JAJAJAJA"
Kays asks (of nm), "Prepared, were we?"
[peanut-gallery] zarf says, "He did that before he knew he was going to win? Yow."
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "this is an all-time classic"
[peanut-gallery] Doe says, "if it ends"
Hloif cheers!
nm says, "Author asserts again: acclaim's absolutely appreciated. Adieu!"
Kays cheers
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "but a good thing he did"
[peanut-gallery] TableSaw says (to Paul,Hloif), "If I can't cook it, I don't need it."
[peanut-gallery] LoneCleric says, "Hey, yay me."
devil says, "But his *name* doesn't start with 'a'."
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says (to zarf), "we told him"
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says, "yay leaked results"
[peanut-gallery] (from mcp) mcp says, "there's some kind of pattern to this speech that nm is making ... "
Emily says, "yay nm"
[peanut-gallery] inky says (to Kays), "if he was prepared he would have done it with x's"
Sargent applauds nm.
mclem says, "All very well, but he's got another set of paragraphs for the other 25 letters..."
BoingBall exclaims (at nm), "Adieu!"
Frisco keeps clapping without understanding
[peanut-gallery] Doe says, "lol"
Jota applauds!
Urbatain says, "A AAAA AAAAA AI"
dfan applauds!
katre says (to nm), "BEST. SPEECH. EVER!"
veek appolauds
mcp cheers
Urbatain Aclaps
Hloif applauds wildly!
Gunther says, "HOORAY NM"
stephenb applauds!
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says (to inky), "heh"
Ellison claps
[peanut-gallery] neild says (to inky), "yay"
zarf claps
Doe says, "great speech."
[peanut-gallery] Adam says, "Jen and I are still cracking up at 'abandoning ars amatoria'"
baf appluads audaciously
BrenBarn cheers the game and the speech.
[peanut-gallery] Emily says, "yeah, that was excellent"
nm waves and resumes his seat
MikeS is impressed!
[peanut-gallery] inky says, "also, "done it with x's" is the main reason for relationship breakups on the jerry springer show"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "NO SEX TILL ADVENTURE"
[peanut-gallery] katre says (to inky), "yay"
[peanut-gallery] markm says (to inky), "yay"
[peanut-gallery] Kiz says (to inky), "ha!"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "yes!"
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn says, "Take it to #smoochies"
[peanut-gallery] neild exclaims (at inky), "ha!"
Mona mocks Montfort's moniker.
[peanut-gallery] BoingBall says (to inky), "heh"
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg asks, "hmf. How many more awards?"
inky looks around.
Rob claps.
[peanut-gallery] Adam asks, "Um, four?"
Mona says, "that took me too long."
eileen Who is presenting for Best Setting, please?
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn says, "Yeah, 4, I guess."
[peanut-gallery] Gunther asks, "Um, seven?"
markm slips inly $20 to win the next award.
[peanut-gallery] neild says (to Mona), "That's what I said about Ad Verbum."
Mona says (to inky), "man, you're cheap!"
Gunther says (to Mona), "inly, not inky"
BoingBall says, "inly is the evil brother"
inky says (to Mona), "I didn't tell him how many people I was taking $20 from"
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says, "I can't hang around much longer, then, I'm afraid."
<Giulio> Giulio has connected to ifMUD.
Frisco stretches his legs
[peanut-gallery] markm says, "68 people. yow"
[peanut-gallery] Jota asks, "New record, isn't it?"
maga_dogg is gone. Let us remember him.
</maga_dogg> Do you remember / Well I don't / Cause I was drunk.
JDubya vanishes into a randomly appearing vortex, which also disappears.
</JDubya> JDubya randomly disappears from somewhere.
Giulio arrives from the west.

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