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2001 XYZZY Awards Ceremony Transcript

On March 9, 2002, at 4:00 P.M. EST (9:00 P.M. GMT), the 2001 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.

eileen climbs on stage
[peanut-gallery] baf says, "nm is a hard act to follow."
[peanut-gallery] Thrax says (to BB), "YM: SHINY TROPHY, GOOD THING I DIDN'T WIN"
Jarb says, "of course if this were real life, TKB would be handcuffed instead of lauded with trophies."
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline wanders off to the refreshment stand.
Dennis_Jerz grabs peanouts out of midair.
[peanut-gallery] jwalrus asks, "didn't zarf just tell us a recipe because he couldn't think of a speech?"
[peanut-gallery] Jota says, "Yes, Zarf presented recipes."
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "hee hee"
Dennis_Jerz wonders what a peanout is.
[peanut-gallery] devil says, "Before that. For So Far."
[peanut-gallery] Jota says, "Then the next year, someone parodied."
[peanut-gallery] Thrax says, "well, that was for his fifth award or so"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther asks, "Sargent?"
eileen says, "OK, next up, we have the award for Best Individual NPC"
[peanut-gallery] Jota says, "With Velveeta."
[peanut-gallery] devil says (to Jota), "Really? I missed that."
[peanut-gallery] Thrax says, "and he'd run out of speech"
ctate says, "huzzah!"
Marvin says, "woo"
Gunther says, "yay"
DavidW claps
eileen says, "Let me introduce our gracious presenter..."
Jacqueline says, "Yay! Next award!"
[peanut-gallery] Ryan asks, "Is there a Best Group of NPCs?"
[peanut-gallery] Duchess says (to dd), "that was my first xyzzy - i remember that"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says (to ryan), "yes"
[peanut-gallery] devil says, "What's next?]"
[peanut-gallery] mcp says (to ryan), "best NPC's, i think"
dhan-spain exclaims, "this is a great category!"
</pinb4ck> pinb4ck has disconnected from ifMUD.
<pinb4ck> pinb4ck has connected to ifMUD.
[peanut-gallery] Ryan says, "Okay."
[peanut-gallery] BoingBall says, "Best Autonomous NPC Collective"
eileen exclaims, "Galatea, from Galatea!!!!"
[peanut-gallery] Stacey says, "Best Throng Of NPCs"
Rob says, "yay"
Marvin exclaims, "woo!"
BoingBall exclaims, "woo!"
mcp applauds
[peanut-gallery] Ander says, "Heh."
Dennis_Jerz stands up and cheers.
maga_dogg says, "woo"
DavidW exclaims, "Oh, Wow!"
inky walks up on stage, looking embarassed
eileen climbs off stage
jwalrus says, "yay Galatea!"
[peanut-gallery] Thrax says (to Stacey), "YJLTS 'throng'"
ctate stomps his feet again!
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "ASK GALATEA ABOUT HER BREASTS"
maga_dogg says, "yaaaay"
Recchi says, "woo-hoo"
Photon claps for Galatea.
baf says, "hubba hubba"
neild exclaims, "Wooooo!"
dfan says, "Neato!"
Jota cheers.
Aris exclaims, "Galatea, yay!"
inky says, "uh, I'm afraid Galatea couldn't make it today"
DavidW stands and cheers.
nm says, "rock on"
[peanut-gallery] Stacey says (to Thrax), "you are RIGHT"
ctate says, "Awww!"
Paul says (to Galatea), "I'm not worthy!
neild exclaims, "Booooooo!"
josh_g says, "yay Galatea"
katre says, "boo"
Jarb raises an eyebrow.
Stacey says (to nm), "hee hee"
Rob says, "wahhh"
[peanut-gallery] Jota says, "Wait. But Galatea doesn't talk when we don't talk to her."
Jota boos.
mcp says (to inky), "impersonate her then! make a quarter turn to your right"
Photon boos.
Gunther says, "we couldn't fit the statue through the bloody door"
josh_g throws peanuts at inky.
[peanut-gallery] neild says, "Galatea and Adam, sittin' in a tree..."
inky says, "I couldn't get a straight story out of her, but either she's doing consulting work with Ian Finley for Exhibition 2, or she's got a hot date with a topiary beast from Zork 2"
[peanut-gallery] Emily says (to neild), "NOT"
[peanut-gallery] neild snickers
Jota says, "Mmm, unicorns."
Jacqueline says, "Yay! Galatea!"
[peanut-gallery] Bishop says (to inky), "Gnrf."
[peanut-gallery] neild2 says, "Mmm... Snickers."
[peanut-gallery] LoneCleric says (to baf), "#belated Yay you."
[peanut-gallery] boucher says, "Ever notice how we never see inky and Galatea at the same time? Hmm..."
inky says, "anyway, um, the nominees for best individual NPC ..."
[peanut-gallery] LoneCleric says (to Rob), "Yay you too."
[peanut-gallery] ctate says, "snrk"
[peanut-gallery] baf says, "Maybe we can get another Emily character to to the presenting. Like the Evil Fish."
inky looks around for the magic teleprompter gnome
[peanut-gallery] ctate says, "yay evil fish!"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther asks (of boucher), "you mean he always carries several dozen pounds of concrete?"
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says, "yay evil fish"
[peanut-gallery] BoingBall exclaims, "evil fish!"
[peanut-gallery] Hjalfi says, "I've never seen Inky, full stop. I think he's fictional."
inky says, "...Grant Stern, from Best Of Three, by Emily Short"
[peanut-gallery] Thrax says, "or the Moon Minister"
maga_dogg says, "yaaaay"
Marvin exclaims, "Woo!"
DavidW claps.
ctate stomps on Grant's feet!
Dennis_Jerz yay
mcp claps
[peanut-gallery] Thrax exclaims, "yay!"
[peanut-gallery] Emily says, "oh, he exists. He exists."
baf says, "yay"
Storme has disconnected.
Storme is not the sun, and not your church.
Paul claps
Recchi cheers for Grant
Aris exclaims, "yay for snobs!"
buzzard exclaims, "yay annoying guy!"
Stacey says, "Yay cappucino orderer"
Bishop exclaims, "Boo!"
[peanut-gallery] boucher says, "Well, it's not exactly jumping into a phonebooth, but yeah. I imagine he has some way of pulling off a quick change."
atholbrose claps!
Gunther says, "Boo, but in a yay sort of way"
maga_dogg exclaims, "hooray for tossers!"
inky says, "...Yahoweh Porn, from Fallacy of Dawn, by Robb Sherwin"
(From BoingBall) Rameses leans in from the side of the stage, and mouths a two-syllable word
Jarb says, "How unseemly."
[peanut-gallery] ctate says (to boucher), "jump into the phone booth and die"
Gunther says, "YAY PORN"
Paul claps
Dennis_Jerz smacks bishop
[peanut-gallery] rc says, "Watch that Stern guy -- if he doesn't win, he'll probably steal the trophy."
josh_g says, "PORN BEAR PORN"
Emily says, "woo"
Gunther says, "everyone wants to say that at some point"
Ander cheers.
Marvin exclaims, "Yay!"
inky says, "...Space Moose, from Stiffy Makane: The Undiscovered Country, by Adam Thornton"
ctate says, "woo woo"
Ellison says, "woo Yar... no wait"
Gunther says, "Oh my God"
Paul claps
Stacey says, "YAY PORN"
DavidW exclaims, "Mooooooose!!"
Photon says, "Mooooose! Go for it!""
Marvin asks, "Er, woo?"
[peanut-gallery] mcp says, "only if it's pen-shaped"
Jota cringes and hides.
Gunther says, "YAY the OTHER porn"
ctate asks, "um, yay porn?"
buzzard says, "ooh! or eww! or something"
jwalrus says, "yay moose porn!"
Recchi exclaims, "Go Bruce!"
Bishop says (to inky), "Yay! Er, boo! Um...."
Ryan says, "Yay Space Moose!"
inky says, "(even if he wins, I'm not going to get alone with him)"
maga_dogg says, "yay game I couldn't play"
DavidW exclaims, "Moose! Moose! Moose!"
[peanut-gallery] Jota says (to mcp), "No, no -- *rocket* shaped."
[peanut-gallery] Thrax says, "I have yet to play SMTUC."
[peanut-gallery] josh_g says, "Space Moose was nominated? he's not even original"
inky says, "...Droke, from The Gostak, by Carl Muckenhoupt"
Stacey says, "YAY POR- Oh."
[peanut-gallery] Paul says, "They're not booing, they're chanting Mooose, moose"
[peanut-gallery] josh_g says, "not to mention, he scares me and makes me cry"
[peanut-gallery] Hjalfi says (to thrax), "Lucky you."
[peanut-gallery] rc says, "I don't want to know where the Space Moose keeps its trophies."
Jota exclaims, "WOo, Droke!"
Jarb says, "that damned moose"
[peanut-gallery] neild says (to Paul), "Yay"
inky says, "(going for Droke)"
Paul claps
Gunther says, "yay Frods!"
DavidW claps.
ctate coughs.
Bishop exclaims, "Yay wierd incomprehensible abstract!"
mcp exclaims, "yay droke!"
[peanut-gallery] Thrax says, "mostly because the main reaction seems to be 'oh my God, how can I expunge that from my brain?'"
Gunther says, "(which is Gostakese for Porn)"
inky says, "aaaand ... Cheryl, from The Weapon, by Sean Barrett"
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says, "boo my contact lens coming out at the crucial moment"
rc exclaims, "Flargle Droke!"
Stacey says (to Gunther), "hee"
Marvin exclaims, "yay!"
[peanut-gallery] Paul says, "claps a lot"
[peanut-gallery] neild says (to maga), "TSD"
Aris exclaims, "Cheryl! Cheryl!"
DavidW exclaims, "yay Cheryl!"
[peanut-gallery] Paul says, "I like a colon"
Paul claps a lot
[peanut-gallery] mcp says, "better than losing your nerve"
Gunther says, "ooOOooOOooOOoo"
[peanut-gallery] neild says (to Paul), "TSD you too, for that matter"
Photon claps.
Rob claps
inky says, "(and I'm sure, were she here, she'd have some response to that)"
[peanut-gallery] Dennis_Jerz says, "Leave your anatomy out of this, Paul."
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says (to paul), "so does Space Moose!"
Emily says, "heh"
jwalrus says, "yay only person between us and annihilation of the galaxy!"
[peanut-gallery] rc says, "I want a group photograph of the nominees."
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says, "yes."
inky says, "now then"
[peanut-gallery] Paul says, "Walked right into that one"
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says (to Paul), "did you now"
[peanut-gallery] Dennis_Jerz says, "That's even more disgusting."
[peanut-gallery] Bishop asks, "If Adam wins, wouldn't he have to share it with the original writer of Space Moose?"
[peanut-gallery] Paul says, "er... Shutting up now."
inky opens the envelope and pulls out the little slip
Gunther says, "TSD"
[peanut-gallery] Stacey says, "YOU ARE FIRED"
inky says, "and the winner is .... Yahoweh Porn, from Fallacy of Dawn, by Robb Sherwin"
[peanut-gallery] Dennis_Jerz says, "And keep it that way, Paul."
Rob claps!
Ryan cheers!
Gunther says, "YES!!!"
Hjalfi claps.
Tanan applauds
Recchi exclaims, "!!!!"
Thrax claps
mcp claps
buzzard exclaims, "yay!"
neild exclaims, "Yay!"
Hugo says, "Hooray for Sherwin Porn! May there be much more."
DavidW claps.
Jota claps.
Emily says, "yay!"
jwalrus says, "yay!"
Bishop exclaims, "Yay!"
Photon applauds.
inky says, "PORN WINS AGAIN"
Gunther says, "ROBB!!!"
Paul claps for porn
ctate stomps his feet with great vigor!
Marvin exclaims, "Yay!"
maga_dogg exclaims, "yay game that was impossiblee for me to play!"
atholbrose exclaims, "Yay!"
Stacey says (to inky), "hee"
Eric claps
eileen claps enthusiastically
nm says, "yay"
Marvin exclaims, "YAY WOO!"
Yekrats claps.
ctate says, "YAY HUGO GAME!"
Aris exclaims, "never played it but yay!"
Thrax stomps ctate's feet with great vigor too
neild exclaims, "bearpornbearpornbear!"
Kiz yays
Recchi says, "Oh, wow. Thanks everyone. I imagine Porn will appreciate this more than the Heisman trophies he gets nightly at the Sushi Bar."
Marvin exclaims, "WOO HURRAH!"
Ander says, "Yay!""
Rob says, "Rec-chi! Rec-Chi!"
Eric goes home.
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Gunther says, "YEHOVEH BE PRAISED"
[peanut-gallery] rc says, "Now get a real job, Porn."
[peanut-gallery] josh_g |
inky finds his seat again
DavidW says, "yay"
Ellison says, "woo"
NamelessAdventurer has arrived.
Recchi says, "Um, I did prepare something, but just this: I'd like to thank Greg D'avis, Rob Loggie, Jon Blask, Scott Starkey, Randy McLellan and Lex Gray for testing my little game, and Kent for being da man."
NamelessAdventurer gives Best Individual NPC trophy to Recchi.
Recchi says, "Thanks again, everyone."
[peanut-gallery] ctate says (to Hugo), "WOO WOO!"
Marvin exclaims, "WOO!"
dfan says, "Whoooo"
Rob claps.
Dennis_Jerz claps.
[peanut-gallery] Yekrats says, "Well, folks... gotta run. My 1.5-year-old daughter is wanting to use the mouse... :-0"
DavidW claps.
atholbrose claps.
[peanut-gallery] mcp afk's, requests an @autoclap field for the next MUD update
nm claps
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "YM moose"
Yekrats goes home.
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Aris exclaims, "Yay, thanking!"
[peanut-gallery] Dennis_Jerz exclaims, "Don't let her near the moose!"
[peanut-gallery] rc says, "Chicks Dig Porn"
[peanut-gallery] neild asks, "What, are the speechwriters charging by the word this year?"
Jacqueline claps.
Gunther says, "hooray for robb!"
josh_g says, "huzzah for porn"
[peanut-gallery] (from Thrax) Yekrats says, "and the keybosdkjlaffds"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "sigh"
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "I though he said moose, too. heh."
Paul exclaims, "Yay longest speech so far!"

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