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2000 XYZZY Awards Ceremony Transcript, Page 10

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.

Tril stands up nervously
Urbatain Claps efusivamente
[peanut-gallery] Hloif says, "Ah, right, okay."
Rob asks, "wait, so we're waiting for your next game: 'Closure'?"
veek claps
Gunther says (to Rob), "no, Moondials"
<Ampersand> Coming soon: A giant turtle experiences the decadence of prewar Berlin in "I Am a Gamera."
[peanut-gallery] caleb says, "arg, bye"
caleb dashes.
</caleb> caleb stops thinking
[peanut-gallery] mclem asks, "Next premise is a rewrite of 'Detective', then?"
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn says, ">GET CLOSURE"
Tril clears her throat
mef leaves the auditorium to the west.
</mef> That's Yngwie *J.* Malmsteen to you. The "J" is, of course, to distinguish him from the multitude of other Yngwie Malmsteens operating in the Heavy Metal genre.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "Closure is my favourite NIN video"
Emily says, "yay tril!"
[peanut-gallery] Limax says, "It was the maze."
Sargent applauds Tril.
Tril says, "The nominees for Best Story are:"
BrenBarn cheers for Tril.
Hloif claps.
katre says, "yay"
Paul cheers for Tril
Ampersand arrives from the west.
Mona applauds Tril.
maga_dogg says, "Yay tril. Also, belated thanks for getting me into IF"
jwalrus says, "yay best story"
[peanut-gallery] TableSaw says (to Rob), "Closure will contain an NPC who does not speak, move or otherwise act. It will win a XYZZY for Best NPC."
jwalrus says, "yay best tril"
[peanut-gallery] LoneCleric says, "Cute how zarf consistently does better at the xyzzies than at the Comp, when people suddenly realize that anonymous game was from him, and therefore must be worth a second look."
mikeo says (to Jota), "Just took a moment to see what I could find about the person who took pity and helped a tyro"
Tril says, "Being Andrew Plotkin, by J. Robinson Wheeler"
<stark> stark has connected to ifMUD.
zarf says, "yay!"
[peanut-gallery] Emily says (to TableSaw), "He already won for an NPC you could only say Yes and No to"
Hloif cheers!
katre claps
LoneCleric cheers.
mclem cheers
Gunther says, "WOO"
stephenb cheers.
Mona applauds.
Doe claps.
jwalrus cheers.
[peanut-gallery] Limax says, "Hm."
veek applauds
Tril says, "Heroine's Mantle, by Andy Phillips"
Sargent applauds.
devil cheers
Sargent applauds again.
Hloif claps.
BrenBarn claps.
stark arrives from the west.
[peanut-gallery] zarf says, "honestly, I may write a *toally* anonymous game this year, just becaues of that."
[peanut-gallery] Rob says (to TS), "wait, that's a good idea"
Gunther Applauds More.
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says, "pff."
Paul cheers for everything.
Frisco yay
zarf says, "yay!"
jwalrus says, "yay!"
Rob claps.
K-Y applauds.
Emily says, "yay"
Jota claps and clap. Also, applauds, cheers. Etc. Throughout.
Tril says, "LASH, by Paul O'Brian"
[peanut-gallery] neild asks, "What are we up to, story?"
zarf says, "yay!"
[peanut-gallery] Emily says, "yes"
[peanut-gallery] Limax asks (of zarf), "Becoming too well-known?"
K-Y applauds.
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn says, "Story"
Hloif claps!
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says, "hmm, none so far..."
Kays cheers
Gunther says, "woo woo"
Emily claps for LASH
katre says, "yay"
BrenBarn cheers.
Mona says, "and LASH again!"
two-star exclaims, "yippee!"
Frisco exclaims, "GO paul go!"
Psmith applauds
Doe claps.
mclem applauds some more
ander claps a bunch.
stephenb applauds
jwalrus cheers.
Tril says, "Masquerade, by Kathleen M. Fischer"
zarf says, "yay!"
katre says, "yay"
<snickers> snickers is unwrapped and ready for action!
Hloif claps.
Gunther says, "oooh"
Emily stamps her feet
Doe cheers.
markm heads back to his mountain hut.
</markm> He sinks back into the ground from whence he came.
K-Y applauds.
Emily says, "yay smoochie game"
Paul exclaims, "yay masquerade!"
LoneCleric cheers.
Frisco claps
Sargent says, "Woos all 'round!"
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg should stop being such a critical bastard
Mona applauds Masquerade.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "yes"
Tril says, "My Angel, by Jon Ingold"
[peanut-gallery] Rob asks, "wait, what is this?"
TableSaw applauds everybody.
K-Y applauds.
zarf says, "yay!!"
Paul cheers!
LoneCleric applauds.
Sargent claps.
Emily claps
jwalrus says, "yay for both the last two"
BrenBarn cheers loudly.
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "I missed what's going on"
Doe claps.
stark applauds
Gunther says, "yay again"
[peanut-gallery] Jota says (to Rob), "Best Story"
[peanut-gallery] neild says (to Rob), "It's an awards ceremony for I-F."
Mona says, "yay experimental game I haven't played yet!"
Tril says, "Rameses, by Stephen Bond"
[peanut-gallery] BoingBall says, "it looks like some kind of squid"
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn says (to neild), "Yay"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "recap 10000 or so"
[peanut-gallery] jwalrus says (to Rob), "XYZZYs, dude"
[peanut-gallery] Ellison says, "welp, I have to get going... have fun, all"
Frisco claps
[peanut-gallery] Limax says, "Hee hee."
Rob claps.
maga_dogg says, "Yay"
Ellison goes back to Squeamhurst..
</Ellison> Soon we shall contrive somehow to be born from an idea.
K-Y applauds.
zarf says, "yay!!!"
Gunther says, "YAY rameses"
Paul cheers!
[peanut-gallery] jwalrus says, "timing"
[peanut-gallery] ander exclaims, "Remember, folks - make your game anonymously, and YOU TOO could be misidentified as Zarf's alter ego!"
Frisco claps
Mona says, "yehaw!"
BrenBarn cheers wildly!
LoneCleric exclaims, "Yay!"
neild exclaims, "YAY RAMESES!"
[peanut-gallery] Emily laughs
jwalrus says, "yay!"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "you're all *so* helpful"
Hloif claps only politely.
Sargent applauds.
Doe cheers.
stark applauds Rameses
Mona raises eyebrow at Hloif.
maga_dogg bigs up rameses
[peanut-gallery] Limax says, "It's much more fun just listening to peanut-gallery than it could ever be acutally being in the arena."
Tril says, "Shade, by Andrew Plotkin"
zarf says, "yay"
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn says (to Rob), "It's this called a MUD. You type commands and it responds."
Paul exclaims, "yay!!"
mclem cheers all the huge number of nominations
Rob claps.
Kays cheers
Hloif cheers. "YAY!"
BoingBall says, "Whoop"
K-Y applauds.
Gunther says, "woo shade"
Mona claps for the smooth operator again!
[peanut-gallery] zarf says (to rob), "It's a computer."
Sargent claps.
Frisco claps
[peanut-gallery] Urbatain asks, "best story?"
[peanut-gallery] LoneCleric says (to Limax), "Debatable. We had very nice speeches this year."
[peanut-gallery] neild says, "Yeah, story."
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn says, "IT'S THE UNIVERSE"
Tril says, "Aaaand Shrapnel by Adam Cadre"
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says (to brenbarn), "Heh. Try justifying that at 1pm on a Saturday"
zarf says, "yay!"
Frisco says, "and Kelsey Grammar for Frasier"
Emily claps
Rob claps.
Gunther says, "yay"
K-Y applauds.
Sargent applauds.
[peanut-gallery] Limax asks (of LoneCleric), "Not as much snarkiness as last year?"
BoingBall says, "yay shrap"
Paul cheers!
katre says, "yay"
dfan says, "Yay all the stories"
Kays claps
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says (to Limax), "it's hugging and kissing"
neild exclaims, "Yay nominees on the Orient Express!"
BrenBarn applauds.
ander claps for all the nominees.
</snickers> snickers has been eaten! eep!
Rob says, "yay storytelling"
Frisco claps
Tril fiddles with the envelope
[peanut-gallery] LoneCleric says (to Limax), "Can't tell, doesn't know what snarkiness is."
Mona claps.
Adam says, "Aaaand Shrapnel is how I got it listed first in the phone book"
Rob laughs
Paul says (to Adam), "Yay"
Urbatain claps, im dead im clap im dead, your dead your dead
katre says, "hee hee"
Emily says, "heh"
Gunther says, "hee"
Sargent says, "By Aaaaadam Caaaadre."
Frisco says, "hee"
Tril says, "And the winner is...."
[peanut-gallery] Paul says (to Sarge), "Yay"
[peanut-gallery] Limax tries to figure out how to describe snarkiness.
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says, "shrapnel or rameses"
Tril exclaims, "My Angel, by Jon Ingold!"
Adam says, "YAY!!"
Rob claps!
Emily claps
veek claps
Gunther says, "WOO HOO"
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg exclaims, "wo!"
[peanut-gallery] neild asks (of Sarg), "That was his name before he changed it, right?"
Sargent Woo!
zarf says, "yahoo"
Paul cheers!!
K-Y exclaims, "Yay!"
inky claps.
Kays cheers
[peanut-gallery] TableSaw is about to go to bed after this, to rest for Musky Tears.
Psmith says, "Yay!"
baf claps
dfan says, "Claps!"
Doe claps.
Hloif claps.
BrenBarn applauds!
mcp claps
stephenb exclaims, "YAY!"
LoneCleric cheers.
Rob cheers!!
Jota applauds.
Mona claps.
ander claps for the winner.
[peanut-gallery] Hloif says, "I've never even heard of that game."
Frisco exclaims, "WOW! Good choice!"
TableSaw says, "Yay!"
Oren applauds
mclem applauds, and adds it to his "Must get around to playing" list
[peanut-gallery] neild says, "Whoa"
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn says, "Great game."
Sargent says, "Woo Jon Ingold!"
[peanut-gallery] Doe says (to Limax), "sharky nastiness"
Kays cheers wildly!
devil claps.
[peanut-gallery] TableSaw says, "Bye."
[peanut-gallery] inky says (to TS), "5pm"
Tril looks around for Jon
stark cheers, even if he hasn't played it...
inky says (to Tril), "he couldn't make it"
TableSaw is a bad odor, and you have no more lemon-fresh scent.
</TableSaw> Classic rookie mistake. The Butler did it.
[peanut-gallery] BoingBall says, "Eeeagh, fire alarm"
MikeS cheers!!
[peanut-gallery] ander exclaims, "Amazing! I've played this game!"
Kays says, "Excellent!!"
Tril asks, "Anyone here to accept the award for him?"
Gunther says, "Angel"
[peanut-gallery] mclem says, "Has anyone won more than one award yet? I'm impressed."
[peanut-gallery] Jota says (to BoB), "Please evacuate the Auditorium in an orderly manner..."
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn says, "Nope, all winners are unique."
[peanut-gallery] neild says (to mclem), "I don't think so."
[peanut-gallery] mcp asks, "kewl, ain't it?"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "that rocks lots"
[peanut-gallery] neild says, "yeah"
Urbatain claps for jon
[peanut-gallery] BoingBall says, "aaand it's off"
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says, "I'm suprised Emily's still only on one"
Guest1 leaves the auditorium to the west.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "chef must so win"
[peanut-gallery] mclem says, "Nice to see. Every transcript I'd read was dominated by one or two games."
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "very good"
BrenBarn cheers for the absent Jon.
[peanut-gallery] Hloif asks, "What awards are left?"
</Guest1> Alex forgets about the guest. "Now I don't believe in anything!"
[peanut-gallery] neild says, "I'm surprised that Rameses won one and it wasn't best story."
[peanut-gallery] katre asks (of gunther), "what category was it in?"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "writing, game, um..."
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says (to katre), "best writign"
[peanut-gallery] jwalrus says, "writing and best game"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "ng"
[peanut-gallery] Jota says (to Rob), "I think that's it."
inky says, "I guess Tril can just hang onto the award until next year, unless Jon shows up before then"
Rob claps.
[peanut-gallery] jwalrus asks, "there are only ten, right?"
neild exclaims, "Yay Tril!"
[peanut-gallery] Hloif says, "It's so ironic. As soon as the XYZZYs are done, I need to get into a tuxedo."
[peanut-gallery] Adam says (to neild), "Oh, I'm not. It was very much About The PC"
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn says, "THERE CAN BE ONLY TEN"
Sargent says (to Tril), "Give that award a good home."
ander cheers for Tril.

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