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2000 XYZZY Awards Ceremony Transcript, Page 11

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, "so, onto the second-to-last category-- Best Writing"
Hloif cheers!
devil says, "Yay"
Gunther cheers for Chef!
[peanut-gallery] Adam says, "That'd be the award I'd expect"
maga_dogg exclaims, "yay literary pretensions!"
BoingBall has disconnected.
BoingBall flies off at an angle of 45 degrees while dippy music plays. You lose a life.
Rob claps.
Tril says, "Um, okay. Yay me :-)"
BrenBarn stamps his feet and claps his hands and howls like a maniac.
Rob says, "CHEF! CHEF!"
neild exclaims, "Chef! Chef! Chef!"
katre says, "yay"
katre says, "also, yay chef!"
Gunther says, "You hear award from west!"
jwalrus cheers for Chef.
Mona claps for maga_dogg/
inky says, "this is a particularly apt choice of presenter, as he can take a look at the sound system while he's here. please welcome the Toolman, from Dan Schmidt's For a Change"
Jota exclaims, "You are a Chef!"
Hloif claps.
Sargent says, "yay"
[peanut-gallery] mcp says, "this is gonna be interesting"
Rob claps for dfan!
The toolman, bright and misty, inscribes himself with propriety upon the stage.
BoingBall arrives from the west.
jwalrus realises he hasn't cheered for My Angel yet and does so belatedly.
mcp says, "yay"
BrenBarn cheers the toolman.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "this will rool"
Psmith says, "Yay!"
Jota exclaims, "Woo!"
Frisco claps
wuss claps.
Mona says, "yay, um, "toolman" wink, wink"
Doe claps for toolman.
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "I cannot say how happy I am that You Are a Chef! is in this category."
[peanut-gallery] K-Y says, "Wow, I never knew the toolman is an actual NPC."
The toolman pleasures to proclaim, in his capacity of award establisher, five nominees of grace and style.
mclem cheers the toolman.
The toolman presently pertains to the awarding of Best Writing, as text and symbols declare.
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "this is going to take some translating..."
[peanut-gallery] mcp exclaims, "You are a Dark Horse!"
Urbatain claps
[peanut-gallery] Doe says, "hey, wait a minute, I can understand him, sort of"
jwalrus cheers toolman.
[peanut-gallery] zarf says, "three eggs for Muster Tool!"
Rob claps.
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says (to mcp), "You hear long shot to the east!"
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says (to zarf), "yay"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "yay"
The toolman introduces Metamorphoses (variable and minute), by Emily Short.
[peanut-gallery] neild says, "I played For A Change, and I still don't understand what's going on."
[peanut-gallery] Limax says, "Hee hee."
zarf cheers
Rob claps.
K-Y applauds.
katre says, "yay"
Mona says, "yay!"
Doe claps.
Sargent applauds.
Gunther says, "woo"
Kays cheers
jwalrus says, "yay metamorphoses!"
veek applauds
mclem cheers
maga_dogg says, "Yay"
mcp cheers
Hloif claps.
Urbatain claps
Psmith applauds.
The toolman greets My Angel (woven and smooth), by Jon Ingold.
Rob claps.
Paul cheers
Emily cheers
K-Y applauds.
stephenb applauds
Gunther says, "yay"
ander applauds with extravagant gusto.
Urbatain claps
LoneCleric raises a cheer.
zarf cheers still
Paul cheersagain
Sargent applauds.
Kays claps
Doe claps.
Hloif claps.
mclem applauds s'more
Paul thinks, "Yay"
jwalrus cheers.
Frisco claps!
The toolman salutes Rameses (acrid and tight), by Stephen Bond.
Gunther says, "woo"
K-Y applauds.
Rob claps.
zarf cheers
two-star claps.
LoneCleric brings a clap.
neild exclaims, "Yay Rameses again!"
Emily says, "yay"
Doe cheers.
Mona applauds wildly.
jwalrus cheers again.
maga_dogg says, "C'mon Rameses, Meta"
Paul wishes he had the courage to cheer.
[peanut-gallery] Hloif asks, "I'm sure that My Angel's a great game, but I've never even heard of it. Is it TADS or Inform?"
BrenBarn cheers madly!
Sargent says, "Yay"
mclem can't be bothered to applaud
Kays applauds
Frisco hoots
devil yays
Jota applauds all the nominees.
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn says, "Inform"
stark says, "Yay for Rameses"
[peanut-gallery] jwalrus asks (of Hloif), "didn't you play the comp games?"
[peanut-gallery] mclem says, "One of the comp games"
The toolman welcomes Shade (arenaceous and grim), by Andrew Plotkin.
K-Y applauds.
Rob claps.
Tril exclaims, "Wooo Shade!"
jwalrus claps.
[peanut-gallery] LoneCleric asks, "Also, 6th place in the Comp, wasn't it?"
Gunther says, "yay"
Doe says, "hehehe"
[peanut-gallery] Hloif says (to jwalrus), "Most, but I guess I missed that one."
Mona says, "mmm.. arenaceous."
zarf asks, "yay -- um, arenaceous?"
Sargent cheers.
ander cheers in response.
Frisco claps
Hloif cheers! "Yay Shade!"
Paul brushes away the sand and cheers
Doe claps.
<mnovelli> mnovelli has connected to ifMUD.
LoneCleric summons an applause.
The toolman says (to zarf), "Look it up, buddy."
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says, "Yay toolman for finding a word not in zarf's vocabulary"
Jota exclaims, "Yay!"
[peanut-gallery] inky | resembling, made of, or containing sand or sandy particles
[peanut-gallery] Doe says, "hehehe"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "yay!!"
Sargent cheers.
[peanut-gallery] Limax asks, "Sandyfeet?"
Emily laughs
[peanut-gallery] zarf says, "excellent"
The toolman invites You Are a Chef! (culinary and clownary), by Dan Shiovitz.
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn says, "Heh"
Rob clllllllaps!!
Gunther says, "CHEF!!! CHEF!!! CHEF!!!"
katre says, "YAY!!!!"
K-Y applauds.
neild exclaims, "Chef! You need more! Awarrrds!!!"
Hloif applauds.
Sargent says, "Woo! Chef!"
zarf says, "yay"
jwalrus says, "YAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!"
[peanut-gallery] Emily says, "where arena comes from -- had sand on the floor"
BrenBarn cheers.
Mona laughs.
[peanut-gallery] inky says, "also the appropriate "growing in sandy places""
Paul YAAC! Er, YAY!
Emily says, "yay Chef!"
Frisco applauds
mcp cheers
mclem applauds the Chef
[peanut-gallery] zarf says, "not that I've played this chef game"
LoneCleric calls a CHEER.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "oh please oh please"
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "Your ingredients may vary."
[peanut-gallery] Limax says, "Neither have I."
[peanut-gallery] Doe asks, "was this his speed if?"
neild exclaims, "Chef! Chef! Chef! Chef!"
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says (to Doe), "Yes."
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "yes"
[peanut-gallery] jwalrus says, "c'mon chef!"
[peanut-gallery] Jota says, "Yup."
The toolman peers felicitously at the envelope.
[peanut-gallery] Limax says, "Yes."
ander appends cheers.
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn says, "I haven't played either."
Mona says, "also, I don't think clownary's a word"
maga_dogg exclaims, "You hear glory to north!"
Doe laughs and claps.
[peanut-gallery] katre says, "chef rocks my world"
jwalrus cheers wildly.
Gunther says, "cheeeef!"
The toolman ceremoniously inducts the admirable work of victory: Metamorphoses, by Emily Short!
Rob claps!
inky claps.
Hloif claps.
katre says, "yay"
jwalrus claps.
Kays stands and cheers wildly
mclem applauds
Psmith says, "Yay Emily!"
Jota says (to Mona), "Neithe is 'ingrrrredients'."
nm claps claps
[peanut-gallery] Limax says, "I was there when it all began..."
Frisco exclaims, "WHOOO!"
maga_dogg says, "Yay Emily"
Urbatain cheers loudly
Mona says, "yayayay!"
zarf says, "Yay!"
stephenb cheers!
K-Y applauds.
Sargent says, "Not Chef, but still YAAY!"
Emily blinks, stumbles to her feet
veek applauds
LoneCleric applauds.
Doe cheers Emily.
neild exclaims, "Yay! Close enough!"
Gunther applauds, if a bit sad
Paul exclaims, "Yay Metamorphoses!"
Jota cheers!
Oren claps
Tril claps hands off
stark applauds
BrenBarn claps.
maga_dogg says (to emily), "Blinks? Oh, come on, it was easy favourite"
[peanut-gallery] Paul says, "That really was so well-written."
[peanut-gallery] mclem asks, "What, Bedquilt Cave?"
Urbatain exclaims, "YEA BRAVO!"
baf claps
two-star exclaims, "wooo!"
The toolman gives Best Writing Trophy to Emily.
Emily goes up to the stage, dodging falling ingredients
Kays examines her hands for damage after all of the wild clapping
Hloif claps.
jwalrus laughs.
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn asks, "Whoa, Metamorphoses?"
Gunther says, "woo"
Hloif exclaims, "Yay!"
Frisco petrifies and shrinks himself in Emily's honour!
wuss exclaims, "YAY!"
Rob claps!
[peanut-gallery] Limax asks, "ReallY?"
jwalrus cheers.
ander invites his clapter into the room.
Emily says, "um um. Ironically enough I can't think of much to say here."
[peanut-gallery] (from Sargent) Metamorphoses says, "And now I will turn defeat into victory!"
Rob cheers.
[peanut-gallery] inky says (to Frisco), "she puts the Gorgon in Gorgonzola"
Paul exclaims (at Emily), "Speak in sentence fragments!"
[peanut-gallery] neild falls over.
Emily says, "Other than that I'm really honored."
[peanut-gallery] Hloif exclaims (at inky), "Hee!"
[peanut-gallery] Limax says, "Hee hee."
[peanut-gallery] jwalrus says, "YAY"
[peanut-gallery] katre says (to inky), "HA"
mcp exclaims, "woot!"
[peanut-gallery] Doe asks, "how about you're humbled and hononred, blah, blah?"
Kays sits down quietly
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "Oh, *man*."
Hloif claps.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "emily hears cheese from northwest"
[peanut-gallery] Frisco says (to inky), "heh"
Guest3 goes home.
</Guest3> Alex forgets about the guest. "Now I don't believe in anything!"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says (to sarge), "yay"
Emily finds the trophy rather large, shrinks it two sizes, and slips it in her purse.
[peanut-gallery] jwalrus says, "I TOLD you so"
Emily says, "Thanks all!"
Kays continues to clap from her seat
Emily sits down
[peanut-gallery] Limax says (to jwalrus), "Not me."
katre says, "yay"
Sargent claps again.
Hloif claps.
[peanut-gallery] neild says, "Wow, still no repeats."
devil claps
BrenBarn congratulates Emily.
Gunther applauds.
Paul claps a lot.
Rob claps.
Mona applauds again.
mclem cheers his favourite of the comp games

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