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2000 XYZZY Awards Ceremony Transcript, Page 9

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, "anyway -- last year's winner in the Best Setting category appears to be making a habit of getting nominated, so we've asked Stephen Granade to step in his stead"
[peanut-gallery] markm says, "dunno."
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn asks, "Yeah. Say, how about a post-ceremony werewolf game?"
[peanut-gallery] BoingBall says, "And it unreadably fast"
[peanut-gallery] Jota says, "Of course, a few might not count -- Nameless, Alex, Perry."
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "when we reach 99, the MUD falls over and dies"
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn asks, "7 or 8 wolves?"
[peanut-gallery] neild asks, "Who won last year?"
Rob claps.
Sargent ascends the stage and taps the microphone.
Mona applauds duly.
[peanut-gallery] dfan says, "zarf"
Paul claps.
[peanut-gallery] TableSaw says (to neild), "villagers"
markm says, "yay duly!"
[peanut-gallery] LoneCleric says, "We could finally have wolves & mafia."
caleb claps
Sargent says, "As inky said, I am standing in for zarf this year."
Rob says, "Our guide to fun and merriment!"
[peanut-gallery] Hloif exclaims (at LoneCleric), "WOO!"
Sargent says, "So."
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "quiet"
Ivan has disconnected.
Ivan Cymbals smear your ears and Ivan is gone.
BrenBarn says, "Yay Sarge"
zarf asks, "..and who hasn't?"
[peanut-gallery] Paul says (to Rob), "Yay"
Sargent says, "One pound Velveeta, one can Rotel tomatoes."
[peanut-gallery] (from neild) Sargent says, "I'm in his head!!!!!"
[peanut-gallery] Emily says (to Sarge), "so you played BAP in preparation"
Sargent says, "Cube the Velveeta and mix with the Rotel in a microwave-safe dish"
[peanut-gallery] Doe says, "hehehe"
[peanut-gallery] Emily asks, "?"
Rob claps!
Adam laughs
markm says, "eeeagh!"
Emily says, "heehee"
inky claps.
katre says, "yay"
Sargent says, "Nuke for about ten minutes, or until smooth."
Gunther says, "yay!"
BoingBall laughs.
Sargent says, "Serve with chips."
Urbatain claps
dfan cracks up.
zarf winces very slightly.
[peanut-gallery] Emily asks (of Sargent), "VELVEETA????"
Mona says, "ha!"
[peanut-gallery] inky says (to Sargent), "yay!"
caleb laughs
mclem cheers
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "also, I'm glad he didn't give mamster's awful bacon chocolate recipe"
[peanut-gallery] inky says, "Sins Against Fromagerie"
[peanut-gallery] katre asks (of em), "offended, are we?"
Paul laughs, then whips up a batch.
<maga_dogg> Mary had a little cow/She also had a sheep./She doused them both in parrafin/And burnt them on a heap.
maga_dogg arrives from the west.
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "bacon chocolate? yikes"
[peanut-gallery] Paul says (to Inky), "Yay"
[peanut-gallery] TableSaw says, "Nacho, Nacho man! I want to be, a Nacho Man!"
[peanut-gallery] BoingBall says, "It isn't the same without the Tang"
Jota cheers.
[peanut-gallery] neild says (to Rob), "Yeah, see the #grubshack bb"
Sargent says, "And now, on with the Best Setting award."
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says (to Gunther), "I was tempted."
Rob claps.
[peanut-gallery] Adam says (to Rob), "It was actually bacon granola bars with Tang glaze"
[peanut-gallery] Emily says, "my GOD"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "velveeta is usenet slang for spam, apparently"
[peanut-gallery] Rob shudders.
BrenBarn cheers.
[peanut-gallery] markm says, "velveeta is about as close to being cheese as sadam is to a nobel peace prize."
Sargent says, "Nominee the first: LASH, by Paul O'Brian"
[peanut-gallery] neild says, "Yeah, it made the Random Recipe Page stuff look tasty."
katre says, "yay"
Emily says, "yay"
Rob applauds!
zarf claps
K-Y applauds.
Mona says, "yayyay!"
Kays claps
Gunther says, "woo"
Urbatain claps
caleb claps
BrenBarn says, "Woo-hoo"
Frisco exclaims, "yay Paul!!!!"
Doe claps.
Hloif says, "Yay."
two-star says, "yaay"
ander applauds.
Kays cheers
mclem claps
nm claps
Urbatain applauds
Giulio goes home.
</Giulio> Giulio has disconnected from ifMUD.
Hloif applauds.
Sargent says, "Nominee the second: Metamorphoses, by Emily Short"
Jota says, "GO LASH"
Jota exclaims, "Goulash!"
devil claps
zarf claps again
maga_dogg exclaims, "yay!"
stephenb claps.
katre says, "yay"
Rob applauds!
mclem claps as his clothes change to metal for no apparent reason
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn says, "Heh, odd sequence of emotes there."
K-Y applauds.
Urbatain applauds
LoneCleric claps.
Paul claps for Metamorphoses
Kays claps
veek applauds throughout
Jota exclaims, "Go Metam -- oh, go everyone!"
caleb exclaims, "yay!"
nm applauds
baf claps
TableSaw says, "Yay mirrors,"
Frisco claps
[peanut-gallery] neild exclaims (at Jota), "You got your goulash in my velveeta!"
Sargent says, "Nominee the third: Nevermore, by Nate Cull"
Mona turns into glass.
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg checks his inventory for yays. Running short.
markm goes.
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn says, "Geez, major lag"
Hloif claps.
zarf still claps
[peanut-gallery] Rob says (to markm), "yay ::"
K-Y applauds.
Gunther says, "woo"
Hloif doesn't applaud.
Rob claps.
Paul claps.
Doe claps.
LoneCleric cheers.
maga_dogg exclaims, "Yay nevermore!"
[peanut-gallery] Jota exclaims (at neild), "You got your velveeta in my bacon!"
caleb claps
TableSaw says, "yay peyote setting."
Hloif changes his mind and claps politely.
Mona does applaud, although laggedly.
(From Paul) Raven claps.
mclem cheers
Gunther keeps clapping, as there is lag.
baf claps
Sargent says, "Nominee the fourth: Shade, by Andrew Plotkin"
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says, "Quoth the Raven: take more drugs."
Ivan arrives from the west.
BrenBarn cheers in advance to compensate for lag.
[peanut-gallery] neild says (to Jota), "You 'get your bacon in the velveeta' as much as -- ah, never mind."
[peanut-gallery] neild exclaims (at lag), "Welcome back!"
Hloif exclaims, "Yay Shade!"
zarf definitely claps.
Mona says, "aw-rite!"
LoneCleric cheers.
Emily says, "yay Shade"
mcp cheers
maga_dogg says, "yay lag."
Rob applauds!
Paul *** CLAPS ***
[peanut-gallery] BoingBall exclaims, "You got your bacon on the naked Spatch!"
BoingBall claps.
caleb claps
mclem starts to cheer, but stops as he spots some grains of sand on the floor, and descends into blind panic.
mclem mclemclecheermcleersmclemchemclemcheers
nm clap claps
wuss exclaims, "Woo!"
dfan claps for everything.
K-Y applauds.
Mona still cheers for Shade, that's how bad the lag is!
Gunther says, "hee"
Urbatain exclaims, "shade SIII!"
[peanut-gallery] devil says (to BoingBall), "Eeeagh!"
Frisco applauds
Doe applauds.
neild cheers for A Bear's Night Out, that's how bad the lag is!
Sargent says, "Nomimee the last (and lagged): Shrapnel, by Adam Cadre"
[peanut-gallery] Jota says, "Er."
[peanut-gallery] TableSaw says, "zarf is the sound of one MUD clapping."
Rob claps!
katre says, "yay"
Gunther says, "yay"
Emily says, "yay"
<Limax> has connected. What more can be said?
maga_dogg says (to neild), "yay"
[peanut-gallery] Paul says (to neild), "Yay"
Kays cheers
BoingBall says, "yay"
K-Y applauds.
zarf claps with finality.
mcp cheers
Urbatain claps one minute ago
Hloif exclaims, "Yay!"
wuss exclaims, "Woo!"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "lag gone"
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn says (to neild), "Yay"
Hloif applauds.
caleb claps
nm applauds explosively
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "yay cascade!"
mclem mclemclecheermcleersmclemchemclemcheers (At the right time, this time)
Sargent says, "And the winner is..."
Paul cheers for Shrapnel
jwalrus arrives from the west.
Frisco claps
BoingBall claps with fatality.
[peanut-gallery] Limax asks, "Geez... have they started already?"
Sargent holds the envelope up to his forehead and concentrates.
jwalrus cheers for everyone who's won while he's been away.
[peanut-gallery] neild says (to Limax), "Apparently the time changed."
[peanut-gallery] katre says (to lima), "an hour ago"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "they're almost over"
Sargent says, "Nah, I got nothing," and opens the envelope.
[peanut-gallery] Limax says, "Oh, well."
Sargent says, "...Shade, by the erstwhile presenter!"
Gunther says, "WOOOO"
Hloif applauds and cheers. "YAY!!!"
Emily says, "yay!!"
jwalrus says, "yay!!!"
Mona says, "what a smooth operator."
BoingBall exclaims, "Yes!!"
K-Y applauds.
veek cheers!!
Paul claps!
mclem cheers!
caleb cheers!!!
stephenb exclaims, "YAY!"
BrenBarn cheers.
Hloif exclaims, "YAY ZARF!!!"
[peanut-gallery] Limax says, "I'll hang out in the lounge, since I'm not going to be here long."
Sargent gives Best Setting trophy to zarf.
Doe whistles.
Kays cheers wildly
dfan cheers.
zarf stanmds
inky says, "yay erstyrath!"
[peanut-gallery] jwalrus asks, "which award is this?"
Psmith says, "Yay Shade!"
Urbatain claps one minute ago again
LoneCleric exclaims, "YAY!"
BoingBall says (to Z), "well done mate"
nm cheers zarf
mcp applauds
Oren cheers!
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn says, "Setting"
Frisco applauds for Zarf and diverse winners!
[peanut-gallery] Jota says (to Limax), "Aw."
Sargent steps down and gives the stage to zarf.
zarf takes the stage.
Jota exclaims, "Yay!"
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says, "yays not."
mef opens his mouth to say "yay", and is shocked to find it filled with sand.
Rob claps and claps.
devil says (to zarf), "Put that back!"
Urbatain says, "YEEEEEEEA"
Urbatain exclaims, "SHADE SHADE SHADE!"
Jota exclaims, "Velveeta!"
[peanut-gallery] baf exclaims, "For best *setting*? Faugh!"
neild asks, "Wait, I thought he was an NPC?"
Gunther picks up the stage and dies.
Mona cheers some more.
Urbatain says, "come on"
jwalrus says, "yay shade!"
Urbatain exclaims, "SHADE SHADE SHADE!"
zarf shakes his shoes off
[peanut-gallery] Hloif exclaims (at Gunther), "Yay!"
jwalrus cheers.
Hloif keeps cheering.
[peanut-gallery] (from TableSaw) zarf takes the Best Setting statue. It dissolves into sand through his fingers andhe runs screaming into the lounge.
zarf says, "And now, a bit of a soft-shoe shuffle."
wuss says, "Woo."
ander cheers furthermore.
two-star applauds the apartment game
Rob says, "yay!"
zarf dances slightly
[peanut-gallery] Hloif exclaims (at TableSaw), "Yay!"
Rob cheers.
MikeS claps wildly!
devil asks (of zarf), "Is that like being slightly pregnant?"
[peanut-gallery] Limax says, "zarf got best setting? Huh."
[peanut-gallery] Doe says, "zarf dancing is someting I never thought I'd see"
zarf says, "It's itneresting..."
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "well, it was excellently coded, so"
[peanut-gallery] jwalrus asks, "wait, he really did win Best Setting for a one-room game set in your apartment?"
[peanut-gallery] (from Jota) Limax says, "That hack?"
[peanut-gallery] Limax says, "Hee hee."
zarf says, "I remember, many award ceremonies ago..."
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says (to gunther), "it's not a coding award, though"
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn says, "It's the new craze that's sweeping the nation -- do the zarf!"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says (to jwalrus), "it was 5 rooms"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "well I'd defend this but it would rely on spoilers"
[peanut-gallery] markm says, "it wasn't MY apartment."
BoingBall exclaims, "Flashback!"
[peanut-gallery] mcp says (to rob), "well stated"
zarf says, "Telling people to wait for my next game: "Four Endings and a Funeral.""
[peanut-gallery] devil says, "No spoilers!"
Hloif laughs.
markm chuckles.
Rob claps
Doe says, "hehehe"
zarf says, "And now that game has won an award."
Gunther says, "hee hee"
zarf says, "Call it closure."
[peanut-gallery] Jota says (to jwal), "After winning Best Puzzle for a maze last year, he had to do *something* to top it."
zarf sits down
Mona snickers.
[peanut-gallery] jwalrus says, "yeah, I know"
Emily says, "yay closure"
Sargent says, "Heh."
[peanut-gallery] (from Gunther) zarf leaves IF forever.
Rob applauds.
Paul laughs.
mcp cheers
jwalrus claps.
caleb applauds
Gunther applauds!
[peanut-gallery] Hloif says (to Jota), "Wait, which game did he win for last year/"
devil claps.
[peanut-gallery] Hloif asks, "?"
BrenBarn cheers.
[peanut-gallery] Emily asks (of Gunther), "following in Graham's footsteps?"
markm asks, "Who's next?"
Kays cheers
BoingBall applauds.
[peanut-gallery] jwalrus says, "the Maze in Hunter"

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