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2000 XYZZY Awards Ceremony Transcript, Page 12

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 steps up to the podium for the last award.
[peanut-gallery] Hloif asks, "Has this ever happened?"
[peanut-gallery] devil says, "Break the Curse of the Andrew"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther asks, "best game must bring a repeat, no?"
inky says, "and, finally, to present the XYZZY Award for Best Game of 2000, Eileen Mullin!"
Urbatain Bravo Emily!
Gunther says, "YAY EILEEN"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "repeat author, not repeat game. I guess."
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn says, "Well, there was an author repeat, but not game."
Hloif claps!@
Paul cheers wildly for Eileen!
Urbatain oooooops
[peanut-gallery] Doe says, "I think it's rather nice."
devil says, "whoo"
Rob claps!
neild exclaims, "Yay Eileen!!!!!!!"
katre says, "yay eileen!"
[peanut-gallery] dfan asks (of neild), "What do you mean by 'repeats'?"
Urbatain exclaims, "Bravo Emily!"
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says (to Gunther), "LASH"
eileen tugs at her little black dress and walks up to the podium.
inky claps.
<pop> pop has connected to ifMUD.
Mona claps for Eileen.
LoneCleric cheers.
Frisco claps!!
jwalrus cheers!
[peanut-gallery] Limax says, "Whoops. Family needs me. Cya."
</Limax> Beware of road rage grandmas.
BrenBarn cheers for Eileen!
baf cheers
[peanut-gallery] dfan says, "This was zarf's second Best Setting in a row"
[peanut-gallery] (from neild) dfan asks (of neild), "What do you mean by 'repeats'?"
Sargent applauds eileen.
eileen says, "Hello everyone! I'm so very excited to be here..."
mcp says, "woohoo"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says (to Sargent), "honestly don't think so"
[peanut-gallery] mclem says, "LASH would be the most poetic result, though. A different game for each award..."
[peanut-gallery] Psmith says (to dfan), "Every award has gone to a different game, so far."
Kiz cheers
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says (to Gunther), "I was listing possibilities, not probabilities."
jwalrus says, "yay eileen"
[peanut-gallery] dfan says, "Aha, I see"
pop arrives from the west.
Frisco says, "Best reviewer: Thraxx? N'est ce pas."
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "though it would rock"
Urbatain exclaims, "hi!"
[peanut-gallery] zarf says, "puts a dime each on Galatea and BAP."
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "I still say we need a Best SpeedIF"
[peanut-gallery] jwalrus says (to Gunther), "Best Use Of Small"
[peanut-gallery] Hloif says (to Gunther), "Hmm, good idea."
[peanut-gallery] Doe says (to Gunther), "good idea :-)"
[peanut-gallery] katre says (to gunther), "yeah, but only mudders know about them"
[peanut-gallery] Frisco exclaims, "Hoping for LASH and poetry!"
[peanut-gallery] neild asks, "If LASH wins, it'd mean no repeats, right?"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "best short-subject"
[peanut-gallery] inky says (to katre), "all the better"
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says (to neild), "Of games? Right."
[peanut-gallery] Hloif exclaims (at Rob), "Yay!"
[peanut-gallery] ander asks, "Pardon the uninitiated, but what, exactly, is SpeedIF?"
[peanut-gallery] LoneCleric says, "We need humor-related awards, also."
[peanut-gallery] mcp says (to rob), "YM best short development period"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "IF written in two hours"
[peanut-gallery] Adam says, "I don't think Best SpeedIF is a good idea, but Funniest is crying out for an award"
[peanut-gallery] ander says, "(I'm still kinda new here.)"
Jaybird cheers suddenly for silence!
[peanut-gallery] jwalrus says (to LC), "very subjective, though"
Mona eats popcorn.
[peanut-gallery] baf says, "How about Best Game By Carl Muckenhoupt? That would make me happy."
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "Best Acceptance Speech goes to nm!"
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn says, "Clearly"
[peanut-gallery] Doe says (to baf), "hehehe"
[peanut-gallery] Hloif says (to Gunther), "WITHOUT A DOUBT."
[peanut-gallery] LoneCleric says (to jw), "I know, which is why there aren't any, I guess."
[peanut-gallery] jwalrus says, "aw, I missed nm's speech"
[peanut-gallery] nm says, "aw, thanks"
[peanut-gallery] ander says, "Thanks."
[peanut-gallery] Emily says (to Adam), "yeah, most amusing would be a good category"
[peanut-gallery] mcp says (to adam), "agreed"
inky says, "er, we seem to be experiencing slight technical difficulties"
[peanut-gallery] jwalrus says, "transcript time later, I guess"
[peanut-gallery] Hloif says (to jwalrus), "BEST SPEECH EVER."
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn says, "They're ALL subjective."
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says, "hurls snack products"
[peanut-gallery] Jota says (to ander), "It's when a group of people all decide to try to write a game within an extremely short period of time, based on similar themes/topics/whatever. Then share their results."
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "it'd be nice if there were a seperate funny award, because it's hard to compete funny with serious and have funny come out ahead"
(From inky) Smoke comes out of Eileen's ears.
Mona flips channel.
[peanut-gallery] Psmith asks (of Adam), ""Best Comedy"?"
Kays examines her little toe
[peanut-gallery] jwalrus asks, "also, speedif later, anyone?"
[peanut-gallery] dfan says (to Adam), "I was lobbying for Most Entertaining"
[peanut-gallery] Urbatain asks, "best implementation?"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "most entertaining..."
[peanut-gallery] LoneCleric says (to Rob), "Yeah, my point exactly."
[peanut-gallery] Doe says (to Rob), "yeah, there's some great speed if that's not funny"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "best Chef!"
[peanut-gallery] mclem asks, "Who'd you give it to if there was a funniest award, though?"
[peanut-gallery] jwalrus says (to Urb), "that's what best use of medium's supposed to be"
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg pokes eileen's eyeballs to check if she's still alive
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says (to mclem), "inky"
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says (to Rob), "Though that could be cruel, depending on the nominations."
[peanut-gallery] Jota says (to jwal), "I'd be up for a speedif later."
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "hrm."
[peanut-gallery] LoneCleric says (to mclem), "For 2000, "Got ID?", but it's a personal choice."
Mona asks (of Eileen), "hey, where'd ya buy that dress?"
[peanut-gallery] Urbatain says, "yea, that was a question about it XD"
dfan drinks from his shoe, bathes in red paint and hurls glop at the audience while Stockhausen accompanies him at the piano.
</dfan> When everyone starts grabbing each other, the results are unpredictable!
[peanut-gallery] Rob asks, "so what's going on with eileen?"
[peanut-gallery] neild asks, "Should we all sing a song or something?"
[peanut-gallery] Psmith says (to mclem), ""Sycamora Tree", for 2000, I think."
[peanut-gallery] Doe says, "think she's dead"
[peanut-gallery] jwalrus says, "hurry up Eileen, I have to leave in five minutes"
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says (to Rob), "She crash, go boom."
[peanut-gallery] Jota says (to Rob), "They lost her remote."
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "Working on the satellite feed now."
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn says, "STAT"
eileen goes home.
</eileen> eileen has disconnected from ifMUD.
[peanut-gallery] baf asks, "Smoke was coming out of her ears a minute ago. Android?"
[peanut-gallery] mclem says, "Mine would be a tricky pick from Ad Verbum, Dinner With Andre, Being Andrew Plotkin, Infinite Minds and Prodly."
inky frowns.
maga_dogg exclaims, "Eagh!"
jwalrus laughs.
[peanut-gallery] Tril starts singing "Come on Eileen", but is muffled from behind
Mona says, "mmm"
[peanut-gallery] Kiz says (to pSmith), "david just piped up recommending a 'best homoerotic IF featuring Scandanivans' award"
BrenBarn says, "Oh, dang"
<eileen> eileen has connected to ifMUD.
[peanut-gallery] Emily says, "heh"
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says (to Kiz), "Ha!"
[peanut-gallery] Paul exclaims, "Tril Yay!"
neild exclaims, "Yay!"
inky says, "there we go, back on-line"
katre says, "yay"
eileen arrives from the west.
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says (to Tril), "Heh."
maga_dogg says (to eileen), "yay"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "I must put a scandinavian in AtWCtW then"
inky gives Best Game Nominees to eileen.
inky says, "just in time"
katre says (to eileen), "yay suspense!"
eileen dusts herself off!
Kays re-claps
eileen exclaims, "So sorry, guys!"
[peanut-gallery] (from jwalrus) Gunther furiously rewrites character backgrounds in atWCtW
Sargent says (to eileen), "woo"
Urbatain says, "XD"
Rob claps.
[peanut-gallery] Hloif says (to jwalrus), "Hee."
[peanut-gallery] jwalrus says, "timing"
[peanut-gallery] Kiz says, "ha"
[peanut-gallery] LoneCleric says, "If there were a bunch of separate awards, we could try to categorize the kind of humor. (toilet, puns, situational, zany)."
[peanut-gallery] jwalrus says, "NO TOILET HUMOUR AWARD"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "no no no"
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says (to lonecleric), "monkey."
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "blah."
[peanut-gallery] mclem asks, "That's going too far, surely?"
eileen exclaims, "Just need a minute to get myself reoriented!"
[peanut-gallery] LoneCleric says, "Oh yeah, monkey."
[peanut-gallery] Doe says (to LC), "impossible"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "like the comp, they're fine as they are"
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, ">EILEEN, CLIMB STAGE. PRESENT AWARD"
[peanut-gallery] LoneCleric says, "I know, I'm speculating."
devil takes Eileen to China.
Jota gives eileen a small magnetic compass.
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "I know, let's just give an award to every single game that's released, for being itself"
Urbatain exclaims, "ZARF, keep on the joke!"
neild turns Eileen 5 degrees counterclockwise.
[peanut-gallery] Frisco says, "Too many awards doesn't make them as special."
eileen exclaims, "As I was saying, without further ado...!"
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn says, "Yes"
</Sammy> Sammy has disconnected from ifMUD.
Adam says, "You sense magnetic pole to north!"
[peanut-gallery] LoneCleric sighs.
[peanut-gallery] Kiz says, "the Self Esteem xyzzys"
Gunther says (to Adam), "yay!"
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says, ">EILEEN, COMPASS DISP 0"
zarf says, "What? Add some marsala and apples."
jwalrus says (to Adam), "yay!"
eileen says, "The nominees for Best Game of 2000 are..."
Hloif cheers.
[peanut-gallery] Oren says, "I think doing something akin to the Bizarro Squiddies over at rec.arts.comics.* can be a good idea."
Frisco claps
Mona anticipates applause.
Urbatain listen with 4 ears
Gunther cheers all nominees right now.
Rob cheers, too.
BrenBarn thumps the floor.
eileen says, "Ad Verbum, by Nick Montfort"
[peanut-gallery] zarf says, "argh, anticipation"
Rob applauds.
katre says, "yay"
Paul claps.
Hloif cheers. "YAY"
K-Y applauds.
BoingBall claps.
veek cheers wildly
zarf clapas
jwalrus says, "yay!"
mclem runs out of Ad Verbum-like ways to cheer on Ad Verbum. Oops.
LoneCleric cheers.
Mona says, "yayayay!"
Urbatain claps proudly
stephenb cheers.
Kays cheers continuously
Jota applauds.
Sargent applauds.
Frisco exclaims, "slick nick!"
eileen says, "Being Andrew Plotkin, by J. Robinson Wheeler"
jwalrus jumps joyfully.
stark applauds
Sargent claps.
Paul claps.
Jota cheers.
katre says, "also yay!"
Rob claps.
K-Y applauds.
LoneCleric cheers.
BrenBarn cheers.
zarf applauds
jwalrus says, "yay!"
Hloif cheers some more. "YAY!"
Urbatain claps proudly
Doe claps.
stark cheers
Frisco claps!
<Grocible> Grocible has connected to ifMUD.
Mona says, "yay again!"
Kays claps
Grocible arrives from the west.
mclem applaudasaruses
Grocible says, "grm"
veek applauds steadily
neild exclaims, "Yay Grocible!"
Hloif exclaims, "Yay yaying!"
eileen says, "Galatea, by Emily Short"
Rob applauds.
Adam cheers
Jota claps.
maga_dogg claps insanely. Loose fingers fly across the room.
mclem cheers
katre says, "yay!"
Frisco hoots like a madman!
jwalrus says, "yay!"
K-Y applauds.
Sargent cheers.
Gunther says, "yay yaying yaying"
Urbatain claps proudly
Paul claps.
Mona says, "yehaw!"
zarf says, "Yay!"
stark cheers wildly
Grocible claps
Hloif cheers. "WOO!"
maga_dogg exclaims, "Short hat-trick!"
Mona says, "yay wooing!"
neild exclaims, "Yay Galatea!!!"
eileen says, "LASH, by Paul O'Brian"
Rob applauds.
Frisco yells, kicks, *AND* screams!
Kays cheers
[peanut-gallery] jwalrus says, "shame emily couldn't win awards for three separate games"
katre says, "yay!!"
Sargent woos.
[peanut-gallery] jwalrus says, "ha, this is the best possible time to have to leave. back soon, everyone"
K-Y applauds!
zarf cheers
jwalrus curses and leaves quietly to avoid disrupting the proceedings.
Tril exclaims, "Woohoo for LASH!"
Urbatain claps
Hloif applauds.
Gunther claps, hops and kweepas
wuss says, "Woo."
mclem cheers
Mona says, "woohoo!"
[peanut-gallery] inky says, "aw"
Doe claps.
Hloif exclaims (at Gunther), "YAY!"
Frisco explodes
eileen says, "Rameses, by Stephen Bond"
Rob applauds.
Paul claps.
Gunther says, "yeehaw"
BrenBarn CHEERS.
zarf applauds madly
neild exclaims, "Yay!!"
K-Y applauds.
Frisco claps
Doe cheers.
Emily says, "yay Rameses"
BoingBall claps.
Kays says, "Yay!"
maga_dogg says, "Yay Rameses, once more"
wuss says, "yay"
[peanut-gallery] baf asks, "Which award is this again?"
Sargent claps.
Mona says, "yay elephant ralley!"
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "Best game"
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says (to baf), "best game"
[peanut-gallery] katre says, "best game"
Jota yays.
[peanut-gallery] Doe says, "best game"
[peanut-gallery] Hloif says, "Best game."
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "best game, d00d"
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "Also, best game."
[peanut-gallery] Jota says, "The Big One."
eileen says, "...and Shade, by Andrew Plotkin"
[peanut-gallery] BoingBall says, "nes"
[peanut-gallery] baf says, "Oooo."
Rob applauds loudly.
Sargent cheers.
[peanut-gallery] neild says, "The Big Award At The End."
ander applauds all the nominees one last time.
Paul claps.
Emily claps
K-Y applauds.
Jota hollers.
Frisco claps
zarf says, "yeah yeah!"
Mona asks, "could it be?"
Gunther says, "Once more into the sandy breech"
mclem cheers, and the rest of the world can GO Fmuffled sounds as mclem gets stifled
Hloif cheers and applauds. "Yay Shade!"
BrenBarn bates his breath.
Doe claps.
Urbatain says, "oooooooo"
Rob applauds himself again.
[peanut-gallery] BoingBall says, "er, next year, we need an object that displays the current award, like the spoiler room sign"
[peanut-gallery] katre says (to bgb), "and nominees announced"
zarf bites his nails
Mona stares at envelope expectantly.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "or people who pay more attention"
[peanut-gallery] LoneCleric asks, "Er, like the chalkboard?"
eileen waves the envelope containing the winner's name
Rob bites all manner of hardware.
Jota holds someone's breath.
[peanut-gallery] neild says, "And the Vegas odds."
Frisco checks for smoke from eileen
katre stops breathing
Urbatain says, "XD"
Gunther sets fire to the envelope.
Kays passes out from excitement
eileen dramatically opens envelope
maga_dogg has cardiac arrest
Rob sets fire to Gunther.
baf swoons
Hloif laughs, then goes silent.
eileen looks around to see if her poor Mac is going to crash again...
maga_dogg sets fire to Rob. Yay mass arson
BoingBall fights fire with fire.
Gunther runs around screaming, burning up the Auditorium
Kiz @creates an oxygen tent for katre
mclem holds his breath
zarf is afire with excitement
Urbatain says, "XD"
Jota fights fire with water. Much more effective.
eileen brushes away smoke...
[peanut-gallery] katre says (to kiz), "thanks"
two-star thinks this fire is poorly implemented
maga_dogg catches a fire. Gets burned.
Adam says (to Kiz), "Great, oxygen tent in an arson zone"
eileen says, "And the winner is..."
BrenBarn gasps.
Hloif holds his breath...
Frisco gaps
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "Oh, oh, I hope my game wins!"
[peanut-gallery] baf asks, "Oh, so she's waiting for another crash before announcing?"
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "No, wait."
Mona inhales.
maga_dogg says, "dunh dunh DUNH"
LoneCleric died 3 times already.
[peanut-gallery] Jota says, "Careful, there'll be a dump soon."
Frisco passes out from oxygen depravation!
eileen says, "Being Andrew Plotkin, by J. Robinson Wheeler"
[peanut-gallery] baf does a drum roll
Mona fidgets.
Hloif stands and applauds for all he's worth. "YAY!!!!!!!!!!"
katre says, "YAY"
Kays drags herself up just in time to cheer madly
Sargent says, "Woooo!"
Rob says, "WHOAaaaaaaaa"
Psmith says, "Much, much yayness!"
inky claps.
Emily says, "wow!"
veek says, "Woooo!!!"
Urbatain claps loudly
mclem exclaims, "YAY BAP"
Hloif cheers!
Kiz yays
Doe cheers.
LoneCleric exclaims, "WOOHOO!"
Rob faints.
Mona says, "yay!"
Jota stands and cheers!
stark cheers the fantastic BAP
Gunther says, "WOO YAY HOORAY"
Urbatain says, "BRAVOOOOO"
mcp cheers
Oren cheers!!
Emily claps for BAP
K-Y wakes up from coma, applauds.
schep says, "yay."
Paul stands up and applauds heartily.
inky says, "yay Rob"
nm claps and claps
neild exclaims, "Yay Rob!"
Urbatain says, "VIVA BAP"
veek cheers
katre says (to rob), "congrats!"
zarf clap clap claps
Grocible applauds.
Kays says, "YAAAAAYYYYY!!!!!!"
wuss exclaims, "YAY!"
Rob is slapped awake by somebody.
[peanut-gallery] Doe says, "but I still don't understand why Kaged wasn't nominated"
Grocible says, "Yay Rob!"
Jota exclaims, "GO ROB!"
Frisco claps.
ander says, "Cheers immensely."
BrenBarn congratulates Rob.
devil cheers zarf, I mean Rob.
maga_dogg says (to rob), "nice one..."
baf jumps up and down excitedly
wuss exclaims, "WOOOO!"
stephenb exclaims, "YAAAY! Congrats!"
eileen holds out trophy to Rob expectantly
[peanut-gallery] zarf says, "collects his dime."
Rob climbs up on stage.
Doe cheers again.
Gunther says, "RRRROB!!"
two-star says, "yay BAP"
Urbatain exclaims, "Bravo!!!!"
wuss says (to Rob), "Congrats."
Doe says, "fun game."
ander erm, cheers immensely.
Sargent says, "Yay!"
[peanut-gallery] inky says, "that and a quarter and you can make a phone call"
Doe goes home.
</Doe> leaves. The IF Mud weeps.
[peanut-gallery] LoneCleric says (to Doe), "Well, because not enough people voted for it, I guess. Isn't it the way it works? ;-)"
Jota exclaims, "Bee Ay Pee! Bee Ay Pee!"
[peanut-gallery] zarf says, "yeah, well."
Mona chuckles.
Rob says, "Well, I'm honored, and touched, and pleased all at the same time."
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says (to inky), "until the pay phones go away."
Kays claps wildly
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "A truly well-deserved victory"
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says, "hmf......."
Rob says, "So hontoupled, in other words."
Grocible asks, "Good touch or bad touch?"
[peanut-gallery] mclem says, "A game I only started playing about two hours before the ceremony. Glad I did."
Rob says, "Good touch."
katre says, "yay"
[peanut-gallery] ander says, "Observe the lag in its native element."
Hloif exclaims, "Yay Rob!"
Rob says, "This is very unexpected."
[peanut-gallery] inky says (to mclem), "well, you're only allowed two hours to play it, so"
Gunther says, "BEST ROB EVER"
neild exclaims, "Yay at least one game with things falling from sky winning!"
[peanut-gallery] Hloif exclaims, "Hee!"
inky laughs.
llamaboy goes home.
</llamaboy> llamaboy implodes.
Gunther says (to neild), "yay!"
Rob says, "But quite ... wow."
katre says (to neild), "yay"
Frisco says, "Gots to go. Ciao."
Frisco goes home.
</Frisco> Frisco has disconnected from ifMUD.
Sargent says, "Woo!"
maga_dogg says, "Ar, time to go"
maga_dogg is gone. Let us remember him.
</maga_dogg> Do you remember / Well I don't / Cause I was drunk.
Mona giggles.
[peanut-gallery] baf says, "Things falling from the sky rules."
Rob says, "I'd like to thank Andrew Plotkin again, just because his name is on this year's Best Game."
[peanut-gallery] mclem says, "Well, I guessed I was a bit too late to get my votes in for the comp..."
Rob says, "But I'll be happy to take the award home myself."
[peanut-gallery] Gunther implements Tetris for next year
zarf nods more or less graciously. :)
Hloif cheers for Zarf.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "oh, wait"
devil applauds again
Rob says, "Thanks everybody!!"
Gunther says, "YAY ROB"
mcp claps
[peanut-gallery] neild says (to Gunth), "Hee"
Urbatain claps Rob
K-Y exclaims, "Yay!"
Rob says, "PARTY!!!"
Hloif applauds.
mclem cheers
Rob jumps up and down.
eileen gives Best Game trophy to Rob.
[peanut-gallery] Jota says, "The things falling from the sky rules require you to make a contested Footwork roll against 3knumber of objects."
LoneCleric exclaims, "PARTY!!"
Adam says, "Foaming cleansers for everyone!"
Rob says (to eileen), "thank you"
Kays decides BAP will be the NEXT game she plays, promise......
Mona breaks open the champagne
BoingBall exclaims (at Adam), "Hooray!"
BrenBarn cheers generally all around.
inky steps up to the microphone one last time (honest).
Rob says, "thanks to all the other nominees, too"
Hloif exclaims, "YAY IF!"
Kays says (to Rob), "Congratulations"
Urbatain says, "and then, go and see the movie"
neild exclaims, "Yay inky for Best MC!"
mikeo goes home.
</mikeo> mikeo has disconnected from ifMUD.
Rob stares in shock.
Hloif cheers!
schep applauds all the nominees and winners.
Sargent says, "MC inky busta."
eileen breaks out champagne, starts handing out plastic glasses...
ander cheers in memory of his first Xyzzy Awards: 2001!
BrenBarn says, "Yay busta"
Gunther says (to ander), "2000"
Rob sips at some champagne.
inky says, "thanks for coming and making this a great ceremony, everyone!"
BoingBall says, "And now, you may observe the walls of the auditorium are closing slowly inward, and the doors have sealed shut"
veek says (to Gunther), "It's the lag."
devil stomps a plastic glass -- wait, this isn't a wedding.
Kiz says, "and david reiterates his promise that medals are in the works"
Hloif applauds.
ander says (to Gunther), "Argh. Whatever."
zarf says, "Yay medals!"
veek says (to Gunther), "He's anticipating."
MikeS goes home.
</MikeS> MikeS has disconnected from ifMUD.
inky says, "it's traditional to move the party to the Carousel Bar & Grill afterwards, which is west-north-up from here"
neild exclaims (at Kiz), "You got medals in my works!"
inky says, "feel free to make a motion in that direction any time you want"
Sargent waves west, then north, then up.
Kiz leaves the auditorium to the west.
LoneCleric frantically waves a board saying "".
neild leaves the auditorium to the west.
zarf congrats all
Gunther leaves the auditorium to the west.
ander leaves the auditorium to the west.
BoingBall waves his hand west-north-up.
BoingBall leaves the auditorium to the west.
Adam leaves the auditorium to the west.
mclem says, "Now I might finally get around to converting pages and pages of plans into some form of code."
Hloif leaves the auditorium to the west.
LoneCleric leaves the auditorium to the west.
Oren leaves the auditorium to the west.
Rob shimmies in that direction.
Rob says, "congratulations everybody"
Tril leaves the auditorium to the west.
BrenBarn leaves the auditorium to the west.
baf seconds a motion in that direction
Urbatain claps
zarf leaves the auditorium to the west.
Sargent leaves the auditorium to the west.
Mona concentrates, and disappears.
mcp departs from the Lounge, accompanied by A Flock Of Seagulls. "Have I not run, run so far away?" he asks. "Indeed, it is so!" they affirm.
</mcp> "staunchly... bridging: bowler injustice?"
Psmith leaves the auditorium to the west.
inky says, "and thanks again to Eileen and Neil and the presenters, and congratulations to all the winners and nominees!"
Paul decides it's time to get back to his vacation. Bye everybody!
Jota leaves the auditorium to the west.
stark leaves the auditorium to the west.
Dilbon leaves the auditorium to the west.
Guest4 leaves the auditorium to the west.
schep leaves the auditorium to the west.
katre leaves the auditorium to the west.
Jaybird leaves the auditorium to the west.
Grocible leaves the auditorium to the west.
nm disappears through an invisible gap in the MUD. You think you may have heard the sounds of chatting before the gap closed again.
K-Y leaves the auditorium to the west.
baf leaves the auditorium to the west.
devil leaves the auditorium to the west.
two-star leaves the auditorium to the west.
Emily disappears through an invisible gap in the MUD. You think you may have heard the sounds of chatting before the gap closed again.
Paul has disconnected.
Paul goes home.
</stark> stark has disconnected from ifMUD.
Ampersand leaves the auditorium to the west.
Kays leaves the auditorium to the west.
eileen goes home.
</eileen> eileen has disconnected from ifMUD.
veek leaves the auditorium to the west.
stephenb goes home.
</stephenb> stephenb has disconnected from ifMUD.
wuss wakes up. "Did I miss anything?"

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