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2002 XYZZY Awards Ceremony Transcript

On March 2, 2003, 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.

Massive Auditorium
Either in an attempt to get back to nature or because somebody forgot to trim the shrubberies properly, the auditorium for this year's ceremony has been transformed into a large outdoor setting. The stage itself is made from crudely-carved logs, their tips gnawed into shape by cheerful beavers. The traditional gold pillars are there to flank it, but ivy twines its way up the sides and curls around the tip. Meanwhile, the audience is left to sit on the soft grass of a hillside and admire the banner up near the ceiling (cunningly painted to resemble a blue sky) which reads "2002 XYZZY AWARDS". Doors back indoors are to the west.

You can see: READ THIS PLEASE, xyzzy drinking game, a chalkboard listing the winners
Players: Adam, PerrySimm
Visible Exits: west
Jota arrives from the west.
Gadget arrives from the west.
Paul arrives from the west.
Sargent arrives from the west.
Gunther arrives from the west.
Psmith arrives from the west.
eileen arrives from the west.
Jaybird arrives from the west.
gayla arrives from the west.
BenCaplan arrives from the west.
Jearl arrives from the west.
ParserGirl arrives from the west.
devil arrives from the west.
Stas arrives from the west.
JessK arrives from the west.
veek arrives from the west.
watson arrives from the west.
Photon arrives from the west.
two-star arrives from the west.
nm arrives from the west.
katre arrives from the west.
Matthew arrives from the west.
Oren arrives from the west.
inky hollers, "Welcome to the awards! S/E/S from the lounge, or XYZZY!"
Sand arrives from the west.
[peanut-gallery] Psmith says, "stand by to repel boarders"
[peanut-gallery] JessK has joined the channel.
Jon arrives from the west.
DavidW walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
<stephenb> stephenb has connected to ifMUD.
Emily walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice her approaching it from the other side.
<Ced> Ced has connected to ifMUD.
Jaybird hollers, "Auditorium now open"
BoingBall arrives from the west.
fitzroy arrives from the west.
inky arrives from the west.
[peanut-gallery] devil asks (of Psmith), "Just the Canadian boarder, or all boarders?"
baf walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
LoneCleric arrives from the west.
Recchi arrives from the west.
[peanut-gallery] devil says, "Hrm, I guess that's an American joke."
eileen reminds everyone to put away their cell phones
[peanut-gallery] schep has joined the channel.
<perwil> perwil comes crashing in through the window...
Jaybird asks, "Um, what's south of here?"
Ryan walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
Adam says, "Mexico"
inky says (to Jaybird), "er, yeah, I guess e/s/e"
Jacqueline walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice her approaching it from the other side.
inky says, "picky picky"
schep arrives from the west.
Gadget dances around the room
Ryan says, "That banner up near the ceiling needs some editing."
Ryan says, "Oh, wait."
nm goes south, making a run for the border.
Rob walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
Matthew says (to Ryan), "I don't think so."
Matthew asks (of Ryan), "These are the awards for 2002, right?"
Jota asks (of Ryan), "Because the object isn't implemented?"
JessK glowers in Ryan's general direction until Ryan nervously shrinks from sight.
dfan arrives from the west.
devil says, "There was a thing about a bouncer, last year."
devil says, "Or maybe it was the year before."
Adam changes the banner to read '1972 Democratic Convention'
JessK finds a good seat.
Matthew leaves, quickly.
perwil hollers, "Anyone know where the ceremony is?"
Stas asks, "What channel is popular today?"
Jarb materializes.
inky hollers, "type xyzzy"
<Jimbo> Jimbo has connected to ifMUD.
Gadget concentrates, and disappears.
Gadget walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
nm brandishes his ritual knife. "Ceremony?"
Ced walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
Adam says (to Stas), "@listc -recent"
Ryan says (to Matthew), "Yes, I already noticed my error and backtracked on my statement."
perwil walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
[peanut-gallery] watson has joined the channel.
Stas takes a comfortable sear at the grass.
</stephenb> stephenb has disconnected from ifMUD.
perwil exclaims, "hi all!"
Ced leaves the auditorium to the west.
[peanut-gallery] Stas has joined the channel.
Gadget says, "Hi perwil"
<Sousa> Sousa has connected to ifMUD.
<stephenb> stephenb has connected to ifMUD.
Ced arrives from the west.
Jimbo arrives from the west.
Jon asks (of Sousa), "Mike?"
<maga> I don't think there is any objective truth. Also, I've been eating too many cheese sandwiches.
maga walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
Jacqueline says, "Hello, maga."
maga says, "hey hey"
Gadget says, "hi maga"
Jimbo says (to jacq), "Hi, Jacqueline"
Photon says, "Hi maga."
Gadget says, "Oh and hi Jaqcueline"
Jacqueline says, "Hello, Jimbo," and takes a sip of her champagne.
Sargent has arrived.
Gadget shows off his tux.
Gunther says (to Jon), "Mike ain't here yet"
JessK snags a glass of champagne.
nm says, "Hi, Jacqueline," and takes a sip of her champagne.
Jimbo says (to ced), "Hi, Ced."
Jota says (to Gadget), "Er. I see nothing special."
DavidW sashays and sparks across the room.
Jacqueline says (to nm), "No matter. It's a bottomless glass."
Fink-Nottle walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
[peanut-gallery] Jimbo has joined the channel.
<JJGuest> JJGuest has connected to ifMUD.
Adam says (to Jacq), "Good, because it's a bottomless ceremony"
Gadget says, "oooww 1 minute to go"
Adam says, "No pants allowed"
Ced says (to jimbo), "(going deaf) Hi Jim - thought you coun't make it"
<andreaw> andreaw has connected to ifMUD.
Sargent says, "No pants, no shoes, no xyzzy award"
BenCaplan uses its lightsabre to destroy adam! The lightsabre makes its characteristic zzzshuuww noise.
nm says (to Adam), "I always thought have a traditional Betazoid ceremony would be best"
Jimbo says (to ced), "Switched plans at last second."
Jacqueline says (to Jota), "I love the platinum tux, by the way."
Storme walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice her approaching it from the other side.
Iain walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
nm looks at Jota.
maga says, "iainstorme"
Iain says, "'allo."
DavidW asks (of BenCaplan), "That's Aargain's lightsabre, eh?"
Iain says, "Yay XYZZYs!"
Gadget looks at Jota.
<Sietse> Sietse appears in Dorm A, significantly lowering the average age in the MUD.
BenCaplan says, "I don't remember where I got it."
Sietse arrives from the west.
[peanut-gallery] Sietse has joined the channel.
Stas looks at Jota.
Gadget asks, "What does this gold sphere do?"
gayla looks at Jota.
DavidW says (to Ben), "You probably picked it up in the lounge."
Photon twitches.
schep asks (of Gadget), "what sphere?"
maga says (to gadget), "generally it bounces away into darkness"
DavidW says (to Gadget), "It rolls. And you can throw it."
This evening's host, Nerd42, strides up to the podium.
Matthew laughs.
veek laughs
Sargent says, "though sometimes we all get unlocked id powers from it."
schep applauds.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther has joined the channel.
Matthew applauds.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "oops"
<zugzwang> Zugwang lands, closes umbrella.
Jaybird exclaims, "Yay Nerd42!"
inky has arrived.
[peanut-gallery] Matthew says, "What delicious irony."
Jota asks, "Slightly bad taste, no?"
Emily has arrived.
DavidW says (to Jaybird), "And how often is that said."
[peanut-gallery] maga says, "shudder"
stephenb arrives from the west.
Sousa arrives from the west.
eileen has arrived.
Ced readies his champagne bucket in case anyone gets so excited they need dousing.
Gadget says, "yay Eileen"
Recchi walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "hey, it's Martin Bays"
Jimbo says, "Hi, Recchi"
</andreaw> *** You have won! ****
DavidW checks out the outfits.
<andreaw> andreaw has connected to ifMUD.
Jaybird drops Note for the Xyzzy awards.
[peanut-gallery] JessK asks (of gadget), "Where?"
Jon says, "Jon doesn't really know how, to be fair"
</JJGuest> JJGuest has disconnected from ifMUD.
<JJGuest> JJGuest has connected to ifMUD.
[peanut-gallery] Iain asks, "Who's Martin Bays?"
[peanut-gallery] Iain asks, "Constraints?"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "yes"
Jacqueline says (to David), "I wished everyone got dressed up."
Gunther says (to Jacqueline), "I am!"
(From Adam) Bob Dole says, "Bob Dole doesn't know how either"
Jacqueline says (to Gunther), "Ha. Right."
Gunther says (to Jacqueline), "But I *did*"
DavidW says (to Gunther), "Nice t-shirt, there."
Iain says (to zugzwang), "Hey, did you write Constraints? I thought that was great."
Stas smokes his stinking cigar.
Recchi exclaims (at Jimbo), "Hey, hey, man! How are you!"
JJGuest arrives from the west.
Gunther says (to iain), "except he's not here"
Iain says (to Gunther), "It's a puzzle for him!"
Jearl says, "I was going to wear a Little Black Dress, but Crango has clawed my shoulders up"
Sargent says (to Jearl), "heh"
[peanut-gallery] Jota asks (of Gunther), "Wait, who is he here, though?"
Jacqueline says, "Ouch."
Gadget asks, "Did it start yet?"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "zugzwang"
Jacqueline says, "Not yet."
veek says (to Gadget), "it's over already."
[peanut-gallery] Jota says, "Aha."
Gadget says (to veek), "Dang"
Jacqueline says (to veek), "Heehee"
[peanut-gallery] BoingBall says, "ahaha"
Gadget says (to veek), "Should not have gone to the toilet"
Gunther says (to veek), "Nasdrovje!"
maga says (to gadget), "you're just lagging a lot"
Jimbo asks (of recc), "great, thanks. You?"
JJGuest says, "hello DavidW"
[peanut-gallery] schep says, "so once again I unidle in a timely fashion, surprised to discover it'x XYZZY time."
[peanut-gallery] Jota says, "69 connects already. (Including bots and doubles, though)"
[peanut-gallery] Iain says (to schepe), "Wow. Good timing."
BenCaplan notices that his clock is off, bcause it reads 12:35
DavidW says (to JJGuest), "hi"
zugzwang arrives from the west.
Stas says (to veek), "If you're interested, I'm native Russian. So I can speak Russian."
[peanut-gallery] schep says, "well, showed up about five minutes ago. But yeah, lucky me."
veek says (to Stas), "I figured."
[peanut-gallery] Adam says (to schepe), "Indeede, schepe, thou hast goode timingge in sooth"
<Trent> Calculus for Biology Majors : What is the smallest spherical cow that could maintain its body temperature? The smallest cubical cow?
Jimbo says (to sousa), "Mike, glad you could make it."
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "Heh"
nm says, "the ceremony actually starts after a certain number of moves, not at a specific time"
Jacqueline says, "Heh"
[peanut-gallery] zugzwang has joined the channel.
Paul says (to nm), "hee"
[peanut-gallery] Iain says (to Adam), "That's why I've invested in his project to solve the problem of longitude."
Sargent says, "As soon as we get the key from the busker, we can get the next award"
[peanut-gallery] JessK exclaims, "Yay Constraints!"
BenCaplan exclaims, "Then let's get moving!"
Jota says, "Ceremonies never start 'on time' -- if they did, half the attendees would be late."
DavidW takes a sip of his wine spritzer.
Matthew says (to Jota), "True."
baf has arrived.
<Guest1> I'm not here to be entertained! Stop amusing me!
inky has arrived.
eileen hands out more programs, disposable cameras, and Tic Tacs
Jacqueline says, "People in the east have it made. It's almost 10am here... this feels more like an evening event."
Stas says, "Yep, Zarf is still not here."
JessK leafs through program
Jacqueline says (to Eileen), "Thanks."
veek hands out Altoids, the curiously strong mints
Jimbo says (to eileen), "Thanks, Eileen."
Sousa exclaims (at LoneCleric), "How are you bud!"
inky checks his special XYZZY Awards watch
Jacqueline says, "Invariably there are some people who will completely miss it and be really mad later."
Gadget chokes on a tic tac
boucher materializes.
inky says, "still three minutes to go!"
two-star turns off his cell phone.
LoneCleric says (to Sousa), "Great."
DavidW reads program, then folds it into a crane.
Nate materializes.
neild materializes.
BenCaplan says, "Eileen, I never got a program."
Jimbo says (to lonecl), "Hi, LC."
Ryan says (to BenCaplan), "Get with the program!"
Acapnotic materializes.
Jearl starts eating her program, the tension is just that high.
Inso walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
olethros A transdimensional doorway rifts open the fabric of space time. A gnarled, deformed arm extends towards Olethros, handing him something. 'Your change, sir' a voice says from beyond the portal.
eileen gives BenCaplan two programs, one to read and one to stroke and hum to.
Trent walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
Gunther says (to eileen), "TSD"
Jacqueline asks (of Jearl), "Why are you turning blue?"
Banichi materializes.
andreaw arrives from the west.
reillyb materializes.
Trent leaves the auditorium to the west.
BenCaplan says, ">X PROGRAM I don't see that here."
Trent arrives from the west.
Gunther says, "Hi Andrea"
Sargent says, "I'm sure the tympani will let us know when the ceremony is about to start"
Adam says (to Jacq), "She is a Hindu god and her image inducer is failing"
Jacqueline says, "Heehee"
andreaw says, "Hi Gunther, Hi everybody"
<kairo> kairo has connected to ifMUD.
DorianX materializes.
Gunther says (to Adam), "Wishnu!! Nooooo!!"
Trent says, "Hello everyone."
Emily says (to BenCaplan), "Look, we couldn't afford to get anything actually printed up. Just try not to draw attention to these things..."
Paul offers Jearl a peanut.
BenCaplan says, "oops."
Jacqueline says, "Hello, Trent. Nice threads.]"
Stas exclaims (at Trent), "Hi!"
Jearl says, "whew, now that you all know I can finally relax my arms"
Guest1 walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice it approaching it from the other side.
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says, "Everyone grab a leg and make a Wishnu."
two-star says (to bencaplan), "well, you'll just have to use your imagination like the rest of us."
kairo arrives from the west.
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says (to Emily), "Surely will be offering programs later..."
Gunther says, "und Hallo Kai"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "oh man"
[peanut-gallery] maga asks, "wo, only on the first guest?"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "also, replica awards"
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "Neat idea."
[peanut-gallery] maga says, "people have actually got accounts in advance this year"
[peanut-gallery] Stas says, "test"
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "Actually, we should do that next year... before the ceremony."
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "That would be cool."
Sietse changes clothes so swiftly, you never get a glimpse.
[peanut-gallery] Psmith says, "The nominees are probably announced a little too close before the event for that to work"
DavidW says (to Sietse), "nice"
Sietse says, "thanks"
[peanut-gallery] Paul says, "Some enterprising person could make a pdf"
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "Well, you could pre-order... and then we could close down voting a day or two early for mail time."
Gunther uses super-slomo to see Sietse change anyway!
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "Or a pdf... yeah, that would be good, too."
inky steps up to the microphone and taps it a few times.
Sietse screams, his honour offended!
inky says, "testing, testing, TESTIN-- oh, whoops"
Matthew exclaims, "WOO inky!"
Matthew claps.
Gunther says, "MY EARS"
maga claps
JessK claps.
[peanut-gallery] kairo has joined the channel.
Paul applauds
JJGuest says, "yay!""
[peanut-gallery] perwil has joined the channel.
Photon cheers.
[peanut-gallery] Emily says (to Matthew), "that's my job"
Jimbo says, "and they say there's no feedback in IF."
Jacqueline applauds.
eileen claps, then shushes herself for silence
[peanut-gallery] Paul says (to jimbo), "yay"
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "I guess we're on this channel now."
Recchi says (to jimbo), "ah-hahah"
inky says, "Hello everyone, and welcome to the 2002 XYZZY Awards!"
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says (to Jimbo), "<rimshot>"
Iain says, "Yay!"
Matthew cheers.
<liza> Join us for five thrilling evenings of chamber music
maga exclaims, "Wooo!"
[peanut-gallery] Jimbo grins
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "hey, it was funny"
Gadget says, "YAY"
Jearl says, "woot"
Iain says, "Ponies!"
Jarb says, "shazamm"
[peanut-gallery] nm says, "it would be funny to have a special channel #clap where people could clap"
Trent applauds
Jacqueline claps.
Jon exclaims, "jolly good!"
Jarb whistles.
Iain says, "Och dammit!"
liza arrives from the west.
[peanut-gallery] nm says, "or maybe not. but it seemed funny to mention that"
Photon exclaims, "Yay!"
BenCaplan faints from nervous tension.
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "Heh"
[peanut-gallery] devil says (to nm), "Nah, people would just talk about their diseases."
Jon exclaims, "right-ho squire!"
BenCaplan recovers.
two-star pounds his elbows.
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "Ew."
maga hurls his underwear at inky
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says (to devil), "ew^2"
Jacqueline claps for maga.
Paul pounds two-star's elbows
[peanut-gallery] Trent says, "Aw, It's kind of fun to have it in the room though."
Sargent waits patiently
JJGuest joy
inky says, "I'd like to start off with an apology for the auditorium - there were some cost overruns last year, and what with the bad state of the economy, and FrobozzCo's shares being down, and to make a long story short, we had to sell off the walls"
[peanut-gallery] Sietse asks, "Am I the only one who can't really keep up?"
andreaw says (to Hallo), "Kai"
nm faints, starts a fistfight, and finally has to escape through the back exit
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says (to Sietse), "no"
inky says, "but on the plus side, we have this great new outside area"
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says (to Sieste), "that's fairly normal"
andreaw says (to Kai), "Hallo"
[peanut-gallery] Gadget says, "YEs ;-)"
Rob says, ">X WALL You don't see any wall here."
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says (to Sieste), "which is why there are transcripts afterwards"
[peanut-gallery] Paul says, "If nobody answers you, you'll know you're not the only one."
Gunther says, "Enron AuditoriumQ"
Jacqueline says, "Yay! Outdoors! Woo!"
devil says, "Huddle for warmth!"
[peanut-gallery] Sietse says, "yay. transcripts!"
maga exclaims, "Hooray for cheerful beavers!"
Sargent says, "Massive Auditorium Field at TBD Park"
[peanut-gallery] JessK says (to paul), "Hi Paul, didn't see you."
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "I've gotten fairly good at keeping up, actually"
Jearl starts the s'mores
Sietse bathes in the setting sun.
inky says, "and, thanks to the cheerful beavers, we have this stage, and the termites' union have arranged for later disposal, so we should be all set"
<Limax> Tintinnabulo ergo sum
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline asks (of Sietse), "You didn't take the speed reading class recommended on RAIF last month?"
[peanut-gallery] Paul says (to jessk), "Howdy"
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says, "yay beavers. That's canadian content."
veek lodges a massive attack on the Massive Auditorium
Trent laughs
[peanut-gallery] liza has joined the channel.
Matthew exclaims, "Yay beavers!"
[peanut-gallery] schep keeps up. but no time type.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "leave it to beaver!"
inky says, "therefore, without further ado ..."
Storme says (to veek), "yay"
Jon opens umbrella in expectation
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says (to veek), "look out! After Massive Attack, Widespread Panic is due on stage"
[peanut-gallery] Sietse says (to jacqueline), "no, still gotta join up to raif"
Iain says, "First, some more ado!"
[peanut-gallery] Matthew says, "I never met a beaver I didn't like."
Iain dances on tables.
[peanut-gallery] Jota says (to Sietse), "There are folks who choose not to join the channel, so that they can just watch the awards without hearing (or taking part in) the side-chatter."
ParserGirl says, "Much ADO"
[peanut-gallery] maga says, "mmm, massive attack"
Matthew chuckles.
Gunther says (to Iain), "that was much ado about nothing, man"
[peanut-gallery] Limax exclaims (at Matthew), "They bite!"
BenCaplan says, "Limax said, 'I make a sound like the ringing of bells, therefore I am.'"
[peanut-gallery] veek cheers. "Woo!!"
Droke gombs the stage
inky says, "I am pleased to announce the Best Use of Medium Award, as presented by the Droke, from the Gostak"
[peanut-gallery] Paul says (to Sarge), "It's comments like that that have the MUD at orange alert."
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "uh oh"
Trent says, "YAY!"
Iain says, "Wukka!"
Rob claps.
gayla cheers.
[peanut-gallery] nm says, "hee hee"
Matthew distims applause.
[peanut-gallery] Emily asks, "are we going to be able to understand the announcement?"
</Limax> When someone tells you to "have a nice day," tell them you have other plans.
Gunther distims.
Photon exclaims, "Bal!"
DavidW gasks.
kairo clap
Jaybird yayayayayaayayaa
andreaw claps
Sietse applauds
eileen cheers heartily
Jimbo cheers
Trent cheers
JessK claps.
Sargent says, "yay"
Jearl whistles and tondams
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "no"
Sietse says, "Woohoo!"
[peanut-gallery] maga asks (of emily), "would you be content if you could?"
[peanut-gallery] Emily says, "okay, that's good"
veek claps with clapping spoons
[peanut-gallery] Storme says, "this should be fun"
Recchi claps!
ParserGirl attempts to start the Wave.
Jota applauds the Droke.
Iain says, "Yergo felp, junty punty!"
Paul can't remember how to applaud in gostak-ish.
Sousa claps!!
Stas waves.
Droke doatches, "It was rorm to reb that there are still halpocks being tunded, and a mavrous feshary of them at 'ifarchive'."
nm is the only other person who does the Wave
[peanut-gallery] kairo says, "wow"
[peanut-gallery] Jimbo says, "zank you very much."
DavidW says, "Doatchage! Doatchage!"
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says (to Iain), "You keep your junty punty to yourself"
[peanut-gallery] JessK says, "We'll get the winner, anyway"
[peanut-gallery] veek (to Iain) laughs too much
Psmith tunks the droke.
Jon opens a notebook
gayla looks around for Babel Fish.
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says (to David), "You can translate for us, no/"
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline asks, "?"
BenCaplan continues the Wave!!!
Droke doatches, "Like most drokes, I was very stam of halpocks when I was bewly."
Sietse kisses the droke left, right, left.
[peanut-gallery] Storme says, "man, this is like reading A Clockwork Orange"
Photon says, "Zank him."
DavidW says (to Psmith), "You tunk the droke as much as the next gomda."
andreaw stands up for the wave
Adam mutters, "Lighan Ses Lion wuz robbed"
Matthew says (to DavidW), "Yay."
Matthew says (to Adam), "No kidding."
Gunther says, "I want to see the droke's krovvy"
Droke doatches, "Except for one thing: none of your halpocks are in English!"
[peanut-gallery] Sietse asks, "Who was the one with the slomo-scope again?"
nm decides to slishet and viddy well...
Emily laughs
[peanut-gallery] JessK asks, "If I take notes, will this give me clues for the game?"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "me"
[peanut-gallery] Sietse exclaims, "I need it!"
Droke doatches, "No, they're all motched with dass dedges like 'This is an open field west of a white house' and 'The sun has gone'. I don't recognise those dapes."
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "there you go"
Droke doatches, "Even one with a murr English musny like 'Zork' is in the same wainted dapery. What's more, there's no zorking in it."
Droke doatches, "Anyway, here I am, 'tunseler for the rebbage' as the Cobbics doatch, to abvate 'Best Use of Medium', whatever that is."
Jearl zorks ribaldly
Iain says, "Hee tee."
Psmith says, "hey, keep it clean."
Droke doatches, "I'll do what I can to disdombit their musnies for you."
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says, "I love this."
Droke doatches, "The moftials for 'Best Use of Medium' are:"
[peanut-gallery] LoneCleric says, "I feel like I understand it way too much."
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "It's actually almost understandable"
[peanut-gallery] Jearl says, "yeah"
Droke doatches, "'Lock & Key' (Roggler & Reggler), by Adam Cadre"
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "this has a lot of context available"
DavidW gasks stamly.
[peanut-gallery] Trent says, "I presume he's doing that on purpose."
JessK applauds
Droke doatches, "'When Help Collides' (When Brolges Doalm), by J. D. Berry"
[peanut-gallery] Jearl says, "yay roggler and reggler"
[peanut-gallery] kairo says, "woohoo"
Gunther yays.
Emily says, "woo"
Sousa applauds
Sargent says, "woo"
andreaw applauds
Gunther says, "all of them, of course"
[peanut-gallery] maga says, "these names are going to be far superior to the actual titles"
Sietse cheers
Matthew claps and claps.
Paul applauds
veek ayas throughout
[peanut-gallery] Iain says, "Hee hee."
[peanut-gallery] devil says, "Yay translations."
Recchi cheers!
Droke doatches, "'Earth and Sky 2: Another Earth, Another Sky' (Fosk and Brangy, or maybe Brangy and Fosk, I'm not sure which), by Paul O'Brian"
maga says, "yay"
Droke doatches, "'Photograph' (Something like Distim-tavidloukage, if there's any fesh in that), by Steve Evans"
Photon applauds for Droke.
Jimbo cheers
Sargent says, "yay! and ha!"
Matthew claps.
Sietse Waves his lighter in the air.
Sousa exclaims, "yay!"
kairo applauds
Jacqueline says, "Woo!"
Matthew claps.
JessK yay
Paul claps more
DavidW says, "woo!"
Gadget says, "yay"
Droke doatches, "'Savoir Faire' (I couldn't doatch. This is English?), by Emily Short"
JessK says, "whoops, yay."
maga says, "WOO"
[peanut-gallery] devil says, "Brangy and Fosk sounds like a dance troupe."
Matthew cheers.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther asks, ""by", eh?"
Sietse clapclap
Recchi exclaims, "yay!!"
Psmith says, "yay all."
liza says, "Yay"
Gunther says, "woo woo"
Sargent says, "woo woo"
[peanut-gallery] Trent says, "I wish we had a 'clap' command"
Jimbo woo-hoos.
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says (to Seitse), "Be careful... only you can prevent auditorium fires."
maga claps
Rob claps
Paul says yay!
Iain says, "FOSK FOSK FOSK"
Recchi cheers!!
Droke doatches, "And the gnurrer is..."
Trent cheers
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says, "hehe. "This is English?""
[peanut-gallery] Matthew says (to Trent), "Just keep it in your cut and paste buffer."
veek says (to Iain), "OCH WITH THE FOSKS"
[peanut-gallery] dfan says, "Watch it turn out that 'gnurrer' means 'runner-up'"
Gunther says, "Go distim a dosh!"
Sousa claps!
[peanut-gallery] inky says (to dfan), "hee hee"
[peanut-gallery] Adam says, "Heh"
Storme says (to veek), "man, that sounds filthy"
Iain says (to veek), "Talk to me after the show."
Matthew laughs.
(From Gunther) Storme says "OI!
(From Gunther) "
Droke skobes the envelope
maga bites his tongue
[peanut-gallery] BoingBall says, "The phone never kregg"
DavidW flomes!
Droke doatches Brangy and Fosk 2: Another Brangy, Another Fosk
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "IRTA "strokes the envelope""
[peanut-gallery] Sietse exclaims, ".jacqueline 'fires'? Sorry, don't understand. I'll ask you later, you can be sure!"
Jota cheers!
Photon claps.
Matthew claps.
Gunther applauds.
gayla applauds.
veek says, "woot."
eileen stands and cheers
Sargent says, "yay!"
Iain says, "Wow."
Storme says, "yay!"
inky applauds.
Jimbo cheers wildly.
BenCaplan gives program to eileen.
Gadget exclaims, "Whoohoo!"
JessK exclaims, "hooray!"
DavidW yay!
dfan says, "Wooo"
Paul falls over
Rob claps!
Jota exclaims, "Woohoo!"
[peanut-gallery] two-star exclaims, "'envelope isn't English!"
Jearl says, "Branky and Fosk!"
Iain says (to Paul), "YAY"
Sousa applauds!
Sargent says, "Woo Paul!"
LoneCleric claps.
schep applauds!
inky says, "yay smashing"
Storme says (to Paul), "woo!"
Rob says, "Paul! Paul!"
Jearl applauds
nm claps
JJGuest says, "Yay!""
Jacqueline says, "Yay Paul!"
andreaw woooo
Sietse clappers
Paul approaches the stage
Recchi exclaims, "Way to go, Paul!"
Oren claps
Jon asks, "So that's a winner then?"
Paul bows to the Droke
Jacqueline says, "Speech!!"
Storme says (to Jon), "yes"
Photon applauds Paul.
Droke fargishes Best Use of Medium trophy at Paul.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "'ee is approaching the stage! Fechez la vache!"
BoingBall claps
Sargent says (to Paul), "Slarr! Slarr for Branky and Fosk!"
ParserGirl claps demurely with askew hands.
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "Yay!"
kairo applauds
Jimbo exclaims, "Speech!"
[peanut-gallery] JessK exclaims (at gunther), "Heh!"
two-star exclaims, "Yay!"
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "Also, moo."
eileen says, "Speech, speech!""
andreaw exclaims, "Speech!!!"
Jota exclaims (at Paul), "Doatch! Doatch!"
[peanut-gallery] maga says, "*cough* *cough*"
Gunther says (to Paul), "Doatch!"
Paul says, "No, really, it's about my size."
Gunther says, "timing"
Sietse pings a penknife to his champagne-glass.
(From Sietse) = PING! PING!
BenCaplan says, "Timing is impossible on a MUD unless you can touch-type, which I can't."
Paul says, "Thank you so much. This is really thrilling.""
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "Note that the chalkboard will have a running list of winners"
DavidW claps lustily.
Jimbo cheers
Iain says (to BenCaplan), "Hey, watch where you're putting your hands."
Adam announces the formation of Reggler, Roggler, Brangy & Fosk, Attorneys at Law
Jacqueline whistles.
DavidW says (to Adam), "hee"
BoingBall says (to adam), "ha"
Gunther says (to Iain), "remind me to tell you about my new BoobyKeyboard later"
Matthew claps again.
maga says (to Adam), "yay"
Paul says, "I also want to say that the other four nominees in this category were also great, clever, innovative uses of IF, and if you haven't played them yet, go do it now."
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "I hope someone announces a new game out of the blue"
BenCaplan says, ">X HANDS I don't see that here."
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "it's just not the same without it"
Jon asks, "So that's what Best Use is for then?"
Trent asks (of Adam), "Copyright Attorneys, surely?"
Jon says, "Good on everyone"
Jon says, "but you especially"
Paul bows humbly, and steps down from the stage.
zugzwang claps
Adam says (to Trent), "But of course"
gayla claps
Jimbo claps.
Rob claps
DavidW cheers.
Sargent applauds.
JessK claps
Jota applauds some more.
Psmith applauds.
Sousa claps
Jacqueline applauds wildly, nearly spilling her champagne.
Jon salutes a fine game
Gunther says, "Yay Paul!"
DavidW takes a sip of his wine spritzer.
Jimbo cuts Jacqueline off.
Matthew claps.

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