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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.


inky says, "meanwhile, back (or forward) in this century, we have reached the Best Story award"
<Harry> Harry has connected to ifMUD.
Duchess claps at one less person in the auditorium
Matthew applauds.
Harry walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice it approaching it from the other side.
DavidW says, "ooh."
inky says, "which will be presented by IF celebrity and comp organizer Stephen Granade"
Trent cheers for inky
Gunther says, "Yay Sarge!"
Emily says, "yay Sarge"
Trent says, "Woo!"
maga says, "saaarge"
veek says, "Sarrge!!!"
Jota asks, "Who?"
Storme says, "yay sarge!"
schep cheers and applauds!
Sargent climbs on-stage and adjusts his tuxedo's bow tie.
Photon cheers.
eileen applauds
Jimbo claps.
DavidW says, "yay laser guy!"
Gunther says (to Jota), "Steven Granada"
Paul chants "Sarge! Sarge! Sarge!
Jacqueline faints... the velvet pants are too much.
Rob says, "sargent! sargent!"
MadMonk falls down the hill.
Adam says, "Best Tory award goes to Tony Blair"
Recchi exclaims, "Yay celebrity!"
Stas claps
Sousa applauds for Sarge!
BrenBarn says, "woo"
LoneCleric exclaims, "Sarge!"
Storme says (to Adam), "snrk"
Sargent says, "Good day. I will be presenting the Best Story award in place of Jon Ingold, who is nominated again for this category"
[peanut-gallery] Rob . o O ( velvet pants? )
Gunther says (to Adam), "1/3 of MPs disagrees with you"
DavidW looks at Sarge through opera glasses.
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "An old olounge of mine"
Sargent says, "Now, as most of you know, Jon is not really known for his recipes"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "ohhhhhhh"
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "Hhe"
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "er, Heh"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "yes!"
Matthew claps for Sargent.
Sargent says, "Despite this, due to my previous performance as a presenter, the organizers made sure I was Warned"
Gunther asks, "He isn't?"
maga says, "he is, however, known for his eating"
mef walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
Gunther says (to maga), "mmm, peshwari naan"
Sargent says, "I promised them that I wouldn't talk about any of my deservedly-famous recipes."
Sargent says, "So without delay"
Sargent drops Sargent's Deservedly-Famous XYZZY Awards Bacon Snack Bars.
Gunther says (to Sargent), "you are zarf, and I claim my $5!"
Sargent says, "the nominees for Best Story"
DavidW says, "ha"
Storme says, "yay"
Sargent's Famous XYZZY Awards Bacon Snack Bars

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 pkg. (2.8 oz.) OSCAR MAYER Real Bacon Recipe Pieces
4 tsp. TANG Orange Flavor Drink Mix
3 cups POST HONEY BUNCHES OF OATS Cereal, any variety

MIX sugar and syrup in large saucepan; cook on medium heat just until mixture boils, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.

ADD peanut butter; stir until well blended. Stir in bacon pieces and drink mix. Immediately stir in cereal; mix to coat well.

PRESS evenly into greased 8-inch square pan.

Great Substitute: Substitute 1 pkg. (3 oz.) OSCAR MAYER Real Bacon Bits for Bacon Pieces.
Sargent says, "Augustine, by Terrence V. Koch!"
MadMonk gets Sargent's Deservedly-Famous XYZZY Awards Bacon Snack Bars.
Rob applauds!
Jimbo claps.
maga says, "mmm, lava"
Iain says, "Yay buckles!"
Jacqueline claps.
Paul claps
Iain says, "Yay swash!"
Sousa exclaims, "yay!"
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says, "gak. I've seen that recipe before."
JessK says, "Yay"
Sargent says, "The Moonlit Tower, by Yoon Ha Lee!"
Paul applauds
JessK says, "yay!"
Jimbo claps.
maga says, "YAY moonlit"
Sousa claps
Matthew claps.
DavidW says, "claps!"
Rob claps
Iain says, "Yay fans and masks and stuff!"
Jacqueline applauds for Yoon Ha Lee! Woo!
BrenBarn says, "huzzah"
Gunther says, "yay"
Storme says, "yay!"
Recchi applauds
MadMonk drops Sargent's Deservedly-Famous XYZZY Awards Bacon Snack Bars.
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says, "I think it's on the Kraft website, iirc"
Sargent says, "Savoir Faire, by Emily Short!"
Jon bangs on the floor with his cane
Rob says, "hooray!"
</CaptainObvious> CaptainObvious has disconnected from ifMUD.
<CaptainObvious> CaptainObvious has connected to ifMUD.
Storme says, "yay"
Paul cheers
watson goes home.
</watson> watson has disconnected from ifMUD.
maga says, "Yay SF"
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "It is"
JessK says, "yay!"
Matthew applauds. "WOO."
DavidW cheers
elf says, "I still feel a bit comfortable every time I notice that the words for "applaud" and "clap" aren't the same."
CaptainObvious concentrates, and disappears.
CaptainObvious walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice it approaching it from the other side.
Jacqueline claps.
Recchi cheers!
Jimbo claps.
Iain says, "Yay six tons of assorted ingrrrredients!"
elf says, "Yay SF"
Gunther says, "yay games"
elf says, "Yay horde of coins"
Sargent says, "Which, sadly, did not feature bacon bars"
Gunther says (to Iain), "you cannot sting the bee! without the rat!"
Sousa claps
Sargent says, "Till Death Makes a Monk-Fish Out of Me!, by Jon Ingold and Mike Sousa!"
Emily says weakly, "they weren't period"
Jimbo cheers.
Rob claps
Jacqueline claps.
Adam says (to elf), "So notice it a bunch of times and you'll be livin' the good life"
Storme says, "yay"
Matthew claps.
Iain says, "Yay subaquatic undead horrors!"
Gunther says, "yay Jon&Mike&Emily&Yoon%everyone else"
Recchi exclaims, "Whoo-hoo, Mike & Jon!!"
DavidW says, "hooray"
Paul hoots
JessK says, "yay monk-fish!"
Jon looks around surprised.
Psmith says, "yay all."
Sargent says, "and, finally When Help Collides, by J. D. Berry!"
veek cheers a lot
MadMonk cheers.
BrenBarn says, "wahoo"
Matthew claps.
maga says, "yay Help"
Sousa says, "Whoo hooo"
veek says, "woot!!!"
Paul hollers
JessK claps
Iain says, "Yay completely random stuff!"
Jacqueline gives three cheers for Jimbo.
Storme says, "much yay all around!"
veek whistles and catcalls
HairBrain says, "yay collisions"
Gunther wibbles.
BoingBall says, "itym w00t!!!!!1"
elf says (to Adam), "No - that would cause a recursion bug"
inky says, ""Pepper the Sneezer" is my favorite line from Sargent's recipe"
Jacqueline says (to Jon), "Indeed."
mef says, "woo!"
Gadget goes home.
</Gadget> It looks like space itself is cut open. A beam of light expands to form a rectangle of light. Gadget steps into the light, which disappears behind him, closing like a zipper.
Recchi exclaims, "Yay Jim!!"
Sargent says, "And the winner is..."
<Gadget> A faint rumbling, like thunder in the distance. Nature itself seems to pause for a moment. Gadget has arrived. He doesn't know what that rumbling was, either.
Gadget walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
elf says (to Adam), "There should be one coin object, period."
zugzwang says, "belatedly yays ES"
mef rolls a drum into the room.
<JJGuest> JJGuest has connected to ifMUD.
Sargent tears open the envelope.
Figster goes home.
</Figster> Figster has disconnected from ifMUD.
JJGuest walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice it approaching it from the other side.
Iain says, "It's so exciting, the entire audience is bouncing!"
Sargent says, "...Savoir Faire, by Emily Short!"
Rob applauds!
BoingBall exclaims, "hoorj!"
Gunther says, "woot"
maga exclaims, "Yay!!!"
Storme says, "YAY!"
elf exclaims, "Yay!"
Sargent says, "to whom I offer a ready-made batch of bacon bars *and* my cheese dip!"
Iain says, "YAY"
Jarb says, "woo"
JessK says, "yeah!!"
eileen exclaims, "Yay!"
Jimbo cheers
veek says, "wooo Emily!"
Jacqueline claps.
elf applauds and claps
Sousa exclaims, "yay!"
gayla applauds wildly.
DavidW says, "yay!!! yay yay yay!"
Rob says, "woo woo ! hoo hoo !"
dfan claps
Sargent steps back to make room for Emily.
Paul claps, applauds, cheers, hoots, and hollers for Emily!
Jon claps his little heart out
Photon "Yay!
Emily says (to Sargent), "ummm"
Psmith says, "yay SF."
two-star exclaims, "yay!"
devil claps.
maga says, "WHOOP"
Jota says, "Yay, SF"
mef throws assorted cheeses into the air.
inky claps.
Ced cheers, having run out of camembert to throw
Sargent says (to Emily), "(sotto voce) you mean 'yum'"
Jota cheers, applauds, claps, etc.
Jimbo exclaims, "Go, Emily!"
Guest2 goes home.
</Guest2> Well THAT was certainly... interesting.
BrenBarn says, "whee"
Matthew cheers.
schep says, "hooray"
elf fires a round into the air
Emily says (to Sargent), "we need to talk later."
MadMonk yays fiercely!
Gunther eats some delicious bacon bars.
Matthew says, "Hooray."
DavidW throws tiny wrapped candies to the children.
Trent Cheers
MadMonk shovels candies into his mouth.
Stas exclaims, "Yay!"
Emily says, "Um, I am running out of things to say here"
Iain says (to Emily), "SPEECH"
perwil exclaims, "hoo-rayy!"
Storme says, "speech!"
Iain says (to Emily), "RECIPE"
elf sings the Marsaillaise
Emily says, "other than that the competition was really really good and I wasn't expecting to win this one"
Gunther says, "PANTS"
BrenBarn says, "speech speech song speech song speech"
[peanut-gallery] inky asks, "has anyone ever done a study of what the predictive value of each of the other awards is, in terms of how likely you are to win best game given that you won award X?"
Jota exclaims, "Re-ci-pe! Re-ci-pe!"
Stas says (to Emily), "Your games are much more wordy."
Emily says, "hence the total lack of clue about what to say"
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn says, "hmmmm"
[peanut-gallery] elf says, "We could easily make one."
[peanut-gallery] Iain says, "Hmm, not that I know of."
zugzwang and again
Emily says (to Stas), "yeah, but I get more time to write them"
[peanut-gallery] BoingBall says, "so em & adam both have 3 now"
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn says, "we'd be getting all oscar-y"
[peanut-gallery] schep asks, "hmm. How many years have there been now?"
DavidW says (to Emily), "Say something totally irrelevant then."
[peanut-gallery] Adam says (to Boing), "We must fight"
[peanut-gallery] Iain says (to schep), "6000 or so."
[peanut-gallery] Adam says, "And I have gladiators"
[peanut-gallery] BoingBall says, "indeed"
[peanut-gallery] inky says, "yeah, I suppose there might not be enough data"
[peanut-gallery] Adam says, "Muha muha muha"
perwil exclaims, "speech on where the story came from!"
Emily says, "okay, pipe dream then"
baf exclaims, "Recipe!"
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn says, "yeah, but she has magic"
Emily says (to perwil), "oh, hmm"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "also, musculo is dead"
[peanut-gallery] inky asks (of schep), "um, since 1995 or so? has it really been that long?"
[peanut-gallery] Psmith says (to schep), "these are the seventh annual awards."
[peanut-gallery] Storme says, "she has swords"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "Adam sticks to magnet"
[peanut-gallery] maga says, "also, a killer bee"
[peanut-gallery] inky says, "ok, that's better"
[peanut-gallery] Jota asks, "How about a study on awards won, correlated with who your testers were?"
Kiz has disconnected.
Kiz goes home.
[peanut-gallery] inky says (to Jota), "heh heh"
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn says, "hee hee"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "heh heh heh"
[peanut-gallery] Psmith says (to inky), "first year was 1996 awards. Zarf's tempmud, in 1997."
Stas says (to Emily), "Next time instead of writing games, write speaches for Xyzzis."
<atholbrose> "Run you pigeons! It's Robert Frost!"
Rob says, "egad"
Rob says, "games, not speeches"
liza says, "NO WAR FOR SPEECHES"
Adam says, "I think 'Xyzzis' was the runner-up name to 'Altria'"
Kiz walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice her approaching it from the other side.
elf says, "Fuzzy speaches. Yum."
Emily says, "all right, here's my thought. In an alternate world where IF made money, I would write sequels to the game solely in order to be able to write off the trips to Europe as "research""
liza says (to Adam), "Hee"
elf says, "Pink, ripe speaches."
BrenBarn says, "yay"
HairBrain says, "games that _are_ speeches!"
Rob says, "hooray"
Storme says (to Emily), "woo woo"
Gunther says, "yay"
</maga> there could never really be justice on stolen land
<maga> I don't think there is any objective truth. Also, I've been eating too many cheese sandwiches.
Emily says, "but sadly I do not see this happening in the near future"
DavidW says, "yay."
Iain says (to Emily), "Yay!"
Matthew says, "Hooray."
schep applauds.
Iain says (to Emily), "Boo!"
Paul says, "What a beautiful dream"
elf says (to Emily), "You have my political support."
Emily says, "one can wish, though"
BrenBarn says, "fie"
Emily sits again
Stas exclaims (at Emily), "Speeches -- that's what importand, not the silly games!"
HairBrain says, "yay Europe! We rule!"
Psmith says (to Emily), "visit Europe anyway."
Photon exclaims, "Yay OLD Europe!"
[peanut-gallery] maga asks, "dammit, what'd I miss?"
elf says (to Emily), "Write games on Peru."
Paul claps for Emily
atholbrose walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn says, "the awards are over you missed everything and we're not telling who won"
[peanut-gallery] Jota says (to maga), "SF won Best Story."
[peanut-gallery] maga says, "yeah, I got that bit"
[peanut-gallery] Storme says, "Emily plotting to make money from IF and travel to Europe"
<Guest2> I'm not here to be entertained! Stop amusing me!

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