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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 says, "Next we have the award for Best NPCs..."
[peanut-gallery] Bishop asks (of eileen), "Is the Auditorium now an 'undisclosed, secure location'?"
Thrax says (to Dennis), "heh"
AndrewPlotkin has arrived.
baf degombs the stage and deaves gurr the brangy.
[peanut-gallery] Duchess asks, "is gostak nominated for anything else?"
[peanut-gallery] Ryan says, "Yay, Best Gaggle of NPCs."
(From Thrax) Le Gougne says, "CASK for Best Game!"
Emily says, "hey, this zarf is FAKE"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "best distim"
BoingBall exclaims, "get him!"
AndrewPlotkin says, "Er. Hello."
[peanut-gallery] baf says, "Not sure."
[peanut-gallery] rc says, "Nominated for best NPCs -- Silicon Castles! That bishop is such a card."
katre says, "robot zarf!"
Thrax asks (of Emily), "did you bite it?"
[peanut-gallery] Stacey gets some brangy on her show. Ugh!
Carrad2 asks, "About the chalkboard... what's a puzze?"
Paul exclaims, "Yay fake zarf!"
[peanut-gallery] Stacey says, "er, shoe"
[peanut-gallery] Hjalfi grin.
eileen says, "Let me introduce the next presenter..."
maga_dogg exclaims, "there's no shimmering! it's not the real zarf!"
josh_g asks, "which one is which? who is the evil zarf and who is the real one?"
neild asks (of Zarf), "What happened to your name?"
[peanut-gallery] Bishop says (to rc), "Why, yes I am."
DavidW asks, "Hey, is someone *being* AndrewPlotkin?"
[peanut-gallery] Paul asks (of josh), "which one has the goatee?"
ctate laughs.
[peanut-gallery] Hjalfi says, "I reckon this one's actually the NPC from _BAP_."
BoingBall does a rim shot: ba-dum-bum-tish!
[peanut-gallery] Jota asks, "Hey, for that matter, why isn't Zarf here?"
AndrewPlotkin says, "I have a fake Zarf recipe here for Zarf's instant cheese meal."
Jacqueline laugs.
inky says (to Carrad2), "picky picky"
Gunther says (to DavidW), "boo!"
neild says (to dw), "hee"
[peanut-gallery] Dennis_Jerz says, "the real zarf will say that we have to shoot both of them in order to prtect the ship."
Photon rolls on the floor.
AndrewPlotkin says, "1) Go to the store and buy a cheese you like."
[peanut-gallery] Bishop says (to Paul), "IRTA goatse. Argh."
[peanut-gallery] ctate says, "Mmm, morbier."
[peanut-gallery] rc says, "The real zarf was kidnapped by OS X."
AndrewPlotkin says, "2) Take it home and eat it. Presto! Instant cheese meal."
neild2 exclaims, "Hey! Me only clone allowed here!"
jwalrus says, "melvin for presenter!"
Thrax rolls on the brangy.
[peanut-gallery] Paul says (to bishop), "oh dear"
Gunther says (to AndrewPlotkin), "yay!"
maga_dogg says, "what a great cheese recipe"
AndrewPlotkin says, "And now, the nominees for Best NPCs."
eileen exclaims, "Rob Wheeler!!"
Emily glares at fake zarf
katre says, "yay!"
ctate stomps his brie.
Gunther stomps ctate's head.
Thrax says, "what a stiltoned speech"
AndrewPlotkin says, "Best of Three, by Emily Short."
maga_dogg stomps everyone
[peanut-gallery] Paul says, "mmmm... Instant cheese meal"
maga_dogg says, "YAY"
[peanut-gallery] ctate says (to Gunther), "head cheese? ick."
Marvin exclaims, "Woo!"
DavidW claps!!
BoingBall milks the joke
Aris exclaims, "Yay, Three!"
Recchi cheers BO3!
josh_g curbstomps E.T.
ctate stomps wildly!
Gunther says (to thrax), "brietastic joke"
inky says, "yay!"
Dennis_Jerz slips in the cheese from cheering too much.
Paul exclaims, "Yay bo3 npc!"
AndrewPlotkin says, "Fallacy of Dawn, by Robb Sherwin."
atholbrose claps!
neild says (to Eileen), "No, it's Zarf. Try to keep up."
Jacqueline claps
Gunther says, "FALLACY!!"
ctate waves Hugo!
DavidW exclaims, "yay!"
Paul exclaims, "yay FOD NPC!"
[peanut-gallery] nm says, "notice the non-fake Gunther, distinguished from the fake Gunther by the fact that the real one stomps heads"
Aris exclaims, "Fallacy! Fallacy!"
Emily says, "yay Fallacy"
[peanut-gallery] jwalrus says (to gunther), "YM brie-lliant"
AndrewPlotkin says, "Pytho's Mask, by Emily Short."
Jacqueline claps.
maga_dogg says, "yay"
buzzard exclaims, "Yayyy!"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says (to jwalrus), "doh!"
nm says, "yay"
mcp cheers
Photon claps wildly.
ctate says, "WOOHOO!"
Marvin exclaims, "Woo!"
Paul exclaims, "Woo hoo pytho's!!"
Dennis_Jerz clap sagain.
Thrax exclaims, "yay waiter in Boe!"
Recchi cheers
atholbrose exclaims, "Yay!"
BoingBall says, "Yay em"
AndrewPlotkin says, "Textfire Golf, by Adam Cadre."
josh_g says, "huzzah to everyone"
Thrax exclaims, "er, Bo3!"
DavidW says, "claps some more."
Aris exclaims, "Second Emily? Yay!"
Marvin exclaims, "Woo!"
maga_dogg says, "YAAAY"
neild exclaims, "Yay whatever just scrolled off the screen!"
mcp claps
baf says, "yay"
Paul exclaims, "Yay TG NPC!"
Gunther says, "Two Emilys In A Row"
Bishop exclaims, "Yay textfire golf!"
Jacqueline golf claps.
ctate sniggers at the guy in the sand trap.
Photon exclaims, "Yay for Emily!"
Dennis_Jerz claps yet again.
neild2 exclaims, "Second Emily? Me only clone, etc.!"
AndrewPlotkin says, "And finally, You Are Here, by Roy Fisher."
Recchi cheers Textfire, Inc.
Paul calls Aquaman
[peanut-gallery] rc says, "YM Best of Everything"
Thrax says, "who is not here, of course"
DavidW claps.
<Whizzard> Markov says, "This is a new login."
[peanut-gallery] Gunther asks, "what the hell is "you are here"?"
Paul exclaims, "Yay yah npc!"
AndrewPlotkin says, "And the award goes to..."
Marvin exclaims, "WOoO!"
Jacqueline claps.
[peanut-gallery] Paul says, "Comp game"
[peanut-gallery] Stacey says, "the MUD one"
[peanut-gallery] BoingBall asks, "the fake mud thing?"
[peanut-gallery] Thrax says, "mud simulator"
[peanut-gallery] Jota says, "MUD-parody."
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "oh!"
dfan claps a lot.
AndrewPlotkin says, "Pytho's Mask, by Emily Short!"
maga_dogg says, "YAY"
nm says, "hooray"
AndrewPlotkin claps.
josh_g says, "YAY!"
BoingBall says, "YAYY"
Thrax exclaims, "yay!"
Tanan applauds
inky says, "yay!"
veek says, "woo"
mcp says, "yay"
buzzard exclaims, "Yay yay yay!"
Stacey exclaims, "yay!"
Jacqueline says, "WoooHOO!"
dfan claps even more!
Dennis_Jerz says, "Woo hoo"
Jarb exclaims, "woot!"
devil claps.
katre says, "yay!"
Aris exclaims, "Pytho's!!"
Emily stands up.
Rob applauds!
neild exclaims, "Yay Emileeeeeeeeeeeee!"
Storme says, "yay"
Photon starts clapping.
Hjalfi exclaims, "Yay!"
dhan-spain says, "wowwwwww"
eileen claps excfitedly
jwalrus says, "yeeeeaaah pytho!"
ctate stoms so hard he hurts his foot!
Gunther says (to Emily), "YOU BETTER HAVE A SPEECH!"
Bishop exclaims, "yay!"
Jota claps for Emily.
atholbrose exclaims, "Hooray!"
DavidW claps muchly!
Ander says, "Yahoo! (um...)"
Paul exclaims, "PY-THO! PY-THO! PY-THO!"
Marvin exclaims, "YAY!"
Kiz says, "yay pytho!"
Ryan says, "Yaymily!"
neild exclaims, "SPEECH IN LATIN!!"
Emily says (to Gunther), "uh"
Duchess claps in front of the monitor
[peanut-gallery] veek de-idles
maga_dogg says, "badda BOOM"
[peanut-gallery] Stacey gets ctate's foot and reattaches it.
Emily gets up on stage.
Thrax exclaims, "speech with multiple options!"
Dennis_Jerz says, "optimum bonum"
Aris exclaims, "If you don't have a speech, we hurt you. Or atleast glare at you!"
josh_g says, "Speeeeeeeeeech or at least serve some delicious cheeses"
Hugo says, "Hooray Emily!"
[peanut-gallery] rc says, "I pytho the fool who didn't vote for me."
Jarb asks (of gunther), "what's with the speech impediment?"
dhan-spain says, "pytho is best of five"
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says (to rc), "ow"
Photon finally stops clapping.
Emily says, "Um, okay, now I have to think of something to say..."
inky says (to Aris), "be careful, she's got a sword"
DavidW laughs.
Whizzard walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
(From Gunther) Emily says, "ceterum censeo carthaginem esse delendam"
</Sophie> Sophie has disconnected from ifMUD.
<Sophie> Sophie has connected to ifMUD.
maga_dogg says (to Emily), "damn straight you do"
Rob claps.
[peanut-gallery] Paul exclaims, "Somebody give emily three options!"
BoingBall exclaims, "the speech-craving mob is getting angrier!"
[peanut-gallery] buzzard says, "hee"
Emily says, "But, er, first of all I'd like to thank inky because without him there would have been no game"
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "heh"
Thrax says, ">TOPIC SPEECH"
Noura walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice her approaching it from the other side.
Rob claps!
Gunther says, "yay"
Storme says, "aww and yay"
[peanut-gallery] mcp says, "this is the point in the awards where things ... change. the equilibrium is delicate."
Duchess awwws
maga_dogg says, "awww"
[peanut-gallery] josh_g says, "WE THIRST FOR BLOOD AND SPEECHES"
jwalrus says, "yay inky!"
[peanut-gallery] Paul exclaims, "Yay game-causing inky!"
[peanut-gallery] (from Gunther) Emily shouts "LOOK BEHIND YOU!"
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says (to inky), "OH so it's YOUR fault is it"
dfan-usa says (to inky), "I HOPE YOU'RE HAPPY"
Aris exclaims, "inky and emily!"
inky says, "woo woo"
Jota asks, "inkily?"
josh_g says, "SCOOTCH"
Emily says, "and also andyf for having a look at it in great haste"
BoingBall says, "yay inky"
Jota asks, "Or Emky?"
Aris exclaims, "inky, andyf and Emily!"
Duchess says (to jota), "i like inkily better"
[peanut-gallery] Thrax says, "yay speed-tester"
[peanut-gallery] neild asks, "Where would we all be without inky?"
veek claps inkily
Jacqueline says, "It's a threesome! Yay!"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "It looks like it's becoming a speech! Because she just waits between sentences!"
[peanut-gallery] Paul says, "Three of best"
[peanut-gallery] rc says, "We'd be scoocthless."
[peanut-gallery] ctate says, "HEH"
[peanut-gallery] neild says, "PLAYING WITH OUR OWN CORKNUTS, that's where."
Emily says, "and, um, anyway. rumor has it that SOMETIME EVENTUALLY there will be a library released with the background code stuff"
[peanut-gallery] ctate says, "Best of Speech"
Rob claps
rc says, "Yay rumours."
Kiz says, "yay code!"
josh_g says, "yay stuff!"
Gunther says, "It'll never work!"
BoingBall says (to emily), "*cheers*"
Dennis_Jerz notes the emphatic capitals.
buzzard exclaims, "yay library!"
devil says, "Yay vaporware"
(From maga_dogg) Emily says, " TADS"
ctate laughs.
Emily says (to maga_dogg), "hush"
[peanut-gallery] Paul exclaims, "gunther HA!"
DavidW applauds for Emily.
Marvin says, "Yay library."
Aris exclaims, "We are not worthy for background code!"
ctate says, "yay everything!"
Recchi cheers for source code!
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says (to paul), "yay grateful audience getting the injoke"
josh_g says, "yay monkeys!"
Hjalfi exclaims, "We demand foreground code!"
Emily says, "but, er, now I sit down. But thanks."
mcp says, "yay emily"
veek says (to Emily), "Yay!"
Hjalfi says, "Yay, indeed."
eileen steps back up to microphone
Emily waves!
Dennis_Jerz claps
[peanut-gallery] devil asks, "Isn't there supposed to be a no-@emiting rule for the ceremony, for benefit of newcomers?"
Paul exclaims, "PY-THO!"
josh_g cheers Emily.
ctate stomps appreciatively!
Rob applauds.
maga_dogg says, "yay"
devil claps s'more.
DavidW cheers.
Jacqueline claps for the deserving Emily.
(From Jarb) Emily says, "It's going to be called the Avalon Library...and it should be done in a few weeks."
Gunther says, "before the next award starts, we'll ask who does have a speech"
[peanut-gallery] jwalrus says, "newcomers are automatically set spy these days, though"
[peanut-gallery] buzzard asks, "no @emit-ing the presenters, I think?"
Gunther says, "and that person will coincidentally win"
DavidW says (to Gunther), "hee"
[peanut-gallery] devil says (to jwal), "Really? Cool."
Photon laughs.
[peanut-gallery] josh_g says, "emit jokes belong in #peanut I'd think"
Jaybird says, "I have a speech, for my game, ifMud core database"
[peanut-gallery] Jota says, "True."
[peanut-gallery] josh_g says, "although I probably broke that rule myself"
buzzard says (to Gunther), "I believe dfan has prepared speeches for all the remaining awards"
[peanut-gallery] rc is getting right sloshed from the xyzzy drinkin game so far.
Gunther says, "heh"
[peanut-gallery] Whizzard says (to jarb), "Oi."

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