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2004 XYZZY Awards Ceremony Transcript

On March 20th, 2005, at 4:00 P.M. EST (9:00 P.M. GMT), the XYZZY Awards Ceremony was held at ifMUD. Below is the transcript of the event, including side-comments that those in attendance made on the #peanut-gallery channel. Should you not wish to see those comments, an expurgated version is also available.


lpsmith returns to the stage. "Next, we have Daniel Ravipinto and Star Foster co-presenting the award for Best Individual NPC. As
(From Rob) The crowd tosses fake_Jason_Devlin back and forth above their heads.
Paul cheers for Dan and Star!
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "yeah"
BrenBarn says, "hurrah"
Rob says, "As!"
Gunther says, "Stardan!"
lpsmith says, "Er.. As Churchill once said, "Out of two, one." Or, uh, some such."
Rob claps
JoshuaH cheers.
Dan and Star approach the podium, awkwardly attired in stiff Victorian dress.
Gunther says, "the same dress? woo woo!"
Eluchil exclaims, "Yay, Dan and Star!"
BrenBarn says, "two presenters enter, one winner leaves"
vbnz says, "lol"
Rob says, "such lush victorian whiskers!"
[peanut-gallery] Ferret asks, "They said it was awkward, didn't they?"
Jacqueline says, "Heehee"
Star steps up to the microphone, her bustle bumping into Dan, causing his top hat to tumble to the ground.
Jon says, "Nice Siamese dress"
zarf claps
[peanut-gallery] inky says, "or as Yoda said, "There is another""
Recchi laughs at brenbarn
vbnz laughs
[peanut-gallery] Paul says, "That's some bustle"
[peanut-gallery] Fang asks, "What's a bustle?"
"Good evening. Dan and I are pleased to present the award for Best Individual NPC."
DavidW claps
[peanut-gallery] zarf says, "hatless hijinks!"
[peanut-gallery] Thrax says, "wait until you see the hustle"
[peanut-gallery] DorianX says, "It's like a hustle"
Eluchil applauds politely.
Rob cheers
Dan picks up his hat and pulls his hat back on his head with a huff.
[peanut-gallery] baf says, "Hustle's partner"
vbnz applaud
[peanut-gallery] maga says, "Victorian prosthetic arse"
[peanut-gallery] inky says, "it's basically a big pillow thing strapped to the woman's back"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "they rule the 3-legged race though"
"But we realized we'd require a little extra help," he says.
[peanut-gallery] inky says, "(under the dress)"
[peanut-gallery] Jota says, "I think there's a noisy one up on stree-level."
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "or, as Yoda says in German, "there is another heaven... heaven... ugh""
Star produces a small, black box from her purse with a large emerald set in its center.
She pushes the emerald firmly.
[peanut-gallery] inky says, "ha ha"
Triage trundles patiently in from the wings, coming to a stop just near the podium.
Jacqueline says, "ooh"
inky says, "!!"
Rob says, "yay"
[peanut-gallery] Thrax asks (of Gunther), "really?"
lpsmith exclaims, "Yay Triage!"
DavidW says, "yay Triage!"
Tommy says, "ah."
Rob applauds Triage
Eluchil applauds heartily.
maga points at the envelope
[peanut-gallery] DorianX says, "THis is the dirtiest presentation I've ever seen"
JoshuaH claps.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "apparently someone didn't get that he said "" and translated "sky" as "heaven""
[peanut-gallery] Paul says, "Can't wait to see the formatting"
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn says, "ha ha"
Dan says, "The nominees for Best Individual NPC are..."
[peanut-gallery] inky says, "hooray"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "this was fixed in the special edition"
Star says, "Bob Finger in Future Boy!, by Kent Tessman."
Eluchil applauds heartily.
vbnz cheers
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "hee hee"
Recchi applauds
Paul exclaims, "Hooray for the Finger!"
Rob claps.
klimas cheers!
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "as was the misplacement of the umlaut in The Empire Strikes Back's *title*"
[peanut-gallery] baf exclaims, "There cannot be two skies!"
Dan says, "Jacek in Gamlet, by Tomasz Pudlo."
Eluchil applauds loudy.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "the fourth word in the crawl, misspelled."
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "leave it to Hugo to get a nomination for giving us the Finger"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "anyway."
TShatrov says, "woo jacek"
Rob claps
Star says, "Audrey in Necrotic Drift, by Robb Sherwin."
Eluchil applauds sincerely.
[peanut-gallery] DorianX says, "there's so many different worlds / so many different suns / And we have just one world / But we live in different ones"
Fang says, "yays again."
Jacqueline applauds!
maga says, "yay Audrey"
klimas says, "yay"
inky claps
vbnz exclaims, "yippy!"
DavidW cheers!
Jacqueline says, "Oh, Goddess!"
Paul claps for Audrey and ND
inky says, "feed m-- oh, wait"
rrafgon claps
Gunther asks, "YAY ROBB oh wait was that the winner yet?"
BrenBarn says, "woo woo woo"
Paul says (to inky), "Heh"
Dan says, "Xojo in Return to Ditch Day, by Michael J. Roberts."
Rob points at various things, waiting for Triage to respond
inky says, "Gogo Xojo"
Rob applauds!
<Jason> Jason has connected to ifMUD.
Tommy claps loudly
Eluchil applauds heartily.
Eluchil applauds loudy.
Eluchil applauds sincerely.
Eluchil applauds wildly.
Eluchil applauds politely.
rrafgon applauds
Recchi claps
Paul says, "Yay Xojo"
DavidW says, "yay Xojo"
JoshuaH claps.
Star says, "Dr. Todd in The Great Xavio, by Reese Warner."
Eluchil applauds politely.
BrenBarn says, "hip hip hooray"
Rob claps
Tommy exclaims, "Also yay!"
Jason walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
TShatrov exclaims, "todd!"
inky says, "dammit, jim, I'm a professor, not an MD"
(From Fang) Rob spouts some unintelligible gibberish. You feel doomed.
klimas applauds.
Rob says, "elementary"
DavidW claps
Paul exclaims, "Hooray!"
Eluchil cheers for all the nominees
Recchi claps
Dan produces an envelope from his jacket pocket.
Bishop applauds.
Star points at the envelope.
vbnz hears the drums roll
A large screen behind the pair lights up to reveal a close-up of Triage's screen.
Rob says, "ooooh"
Eluchil says, "aaaah"
zarf closes his eyes
[peanut-gallery] maga asks, "Triage has a screen now?"
The letters making up the screen flip to reveal:
TShatrov says, "eeeh"
Paul says, "Yay nifty presentation"
[peanut-gallery] Bishop says (to vbnz), "That's not a drum. That's a thousand electromagnetic relays."
vbnz goes home.
</vbnz> vbnz exits with a flash of brilliant light. The re-enters because he forgot his flashlight. Picks it up and walks off in less dramatic fashion by going around the corner to the local dump.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther asks, "Triage?"
Rob claps
BrenBarn says, "ha ha"
[peanut-gallery] baf says, "Well, a display."
Jacqueline says, "Heh"
Rob claps!
Paul says, "Yay yay yay"
Gunther says, "Woo hoo!"
klimas says, "woot!"
Eluchil applauds sincerely.
lpsmith cheers!
Fang says, "Yay."
BrenBarn says, "hooray"
maga exclaims, "yay Robb!"
inky says, "hooray"
DavidW claps wildly!
Jacqueline says, "Excellent!"
Jon says, "nice one..."
Paul exclaims, "Hooray Robb!"
Marvin exclaims, "Yay!"
Recchi exclaims, "Wooot!!!"
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zarf asks, "who won?"
rrafgon cheers for Audrey
Kwi says, "Awesome!"
zarf says, "Oh. Yay!"
reese cheers
JoshuaH claps.
Gunther shakes Recchi's hand
Rob says, "recchi, recchi"
Kwi cheers.
Bishop exclaims, "Yay Robb!"
half says, "yay!""
klimas cheers!
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "cool"
Recchi exclaims, "Thanks everybody!"
Paul says, "Also hooray announcement with multiple pauses"
Jota applauds.
BrenBarn says, "huzzah for Robb"
Tommy says, "Well done Robb."
StarAndDan exclaims, "Congratulations!"
Ellison says, "yay"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther asks, "what's Triage from?"
[peanut-gallery] Fang says, "Bedlam"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "star and dan's game"
[peanut-gallery] Paul says, "Slouching"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "dude"
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "Hm. We need to be able to set users a female, male, and plural."
[peanut-gallery] inky says, "last year's winner"
Recchi says, "I would just like to thank my testers -- Ellison, Greg, Joachim, Jacqueline, Gunther, Dayna, Debaser, Worm, Drew, Mike Sousa, and One of the Bruces."
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "haven't played it, still :("
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "the most talked about game of 2003"
[peanut-gallery] Jota says (to Jacq), "You can theoretically be both."
<vbnz> vbnz comes in on a magical beam of light with rays of light radiating all around him. His majesty then turns off his flashlight.
vbnz walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "if you had, think how much less puzzled you'd be at this moment"
[peanut-gallery] Fang says, "I need to play Necrotic Drift too, hmm."
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "Right, but 'StarAndDan exclaims' should be 'StarAndDan exclaim'"
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "We need a plural setting for s/v agreement!"
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn says, "I haven't played any of these games"
vbnz says, "darn those crashes"
Jason says, "Hi, everyone"
BrenBarn says, "hooray for beta-testers"
[peanut-gallery] TShatrov says, "I received ND as IFComp prize a few weeks ago. Still didn't play it :("
[peanut-gallery] Jota says, "Ah, for 'saymode'."
Paul exclaims (at Jason), "Hey, congrats!"
vbnz says, "amen"
StarAndDan walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice it approaching it from the other side.
ifdhan says, "when i category for best betatester? :)"
StarAndDan gives Best NPCs 2004 XYZZY to Recchi.
Rob asks, "how do we know that's the right jason?"
Recchi thanks StarAndDan
inky has arrived.
[peanut-gallery] Bishop says, "I didn't even see Jason arrive."
Paul says, "Oh, guess I don't."
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "I can't tell if it is."
inky says, "hey wait"
Jason asks, "I'm having trouble with this mud stuff. How are the awards going?"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "I noticed"
[peanut-gallery] Jota says, "If it were implemented, you know there'd be some obnoxious twit who'd set it and then hang around in the lounge talking like that, so I don't think it'd be a good idea."
inky gives Best Individual NPC 2004 XYZZY to Recchi.
inky says, "that's more like it"
Paul asks (of Jason), "Are you Jason Devlin?"
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "heehee"
BrenBarn says, "ha ha"
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "True."
eileen has arrived.
maga says (to Jason), "if you're Jason Devlin, not too shabby"
klimas laughs.
Dan and Star step down.
Jason says, "That's me : )"
vbnz asks, "wait what game did Recchi write?"
Jota says (to Jason), ">X CHALKBOARD"
Bishop exclaims (at Jason), "Congrats!"
Paul says (to Jason), "Then they're going very well"
inky has arrived.
Gunther says (to vbnz), "necrotic drift"
Jacqueline says (to Jason), "Better late than never. Congrats!"
Rob says, "Necrotic Drift"
Eluchil applauds sincerely for Jason.
vbnz says (to gunther), "oh good game I liked that"
Fang says, "Well done Jason."
TheArtist gives Best Individual PC trophy to Jason.
Rob gets fake_Jason_Devlin.
Tommy Re-applauds Julia's sass, class and ass.
BrenBarn says, "hey, congrats Jason"
Rob gives fake_Jason_Devlin to Jason.
Recchi congratulates Jason
Jacqueline congratulates both Jason and Robb.
Jason says, "Oh cool! Thanks guys"
Kwi cheers for real_Jason_Devlin.
lpsmith returns to the stage. "Jason Devlin has arrived--let's thank him again for 'Best Individual NPC!"
zarf claps
inky says, "hooray!"
klimas says, "woo!"
Rob gives fake_Robb_Sherwin to Recchi.
Thrax says (to Jason), "you missed your moment of glory"
two-star exclaims, "Yay!"
JoshuaH cheers.
Jacqueline applauds!
Eluchil applauds heartily.
vbnz claps wildly
Bishop applauds.
K-Y says, "Yay!"
Paul applauds again, this time for real.
[peanut-gallery] maga asks, "so now do we get acceptance speeches in stereo?"
rrafgon claps
DavidW says, "Congrats, Jason."
Jota exclaims, "Speech!"
Gunther says (to Jason), "acceptance speech"
Gunther says (to Recchi), "ditto!"
vbnz says, "please speak"
Gunther says, "er, +!"
lpsmith offers the mike to Jason.
Rob claps
StarAndDan walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice it approaching it from the other side.
Marvin exclaims, "Yay everyone!"
[peanut-gallery] TShatrov says, "they could do it together"
Jason exclaims, "Thanks you very much. And congrats to you Andrew and Robb!"
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn says, "TSD"
Rob claps.
vbnz gold claps
[peanut-gallery] maga says, "the asexual StarAndDan suprahuman collective is beginning to spook me"
vbnz golf claps
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "heh"
Thrax says (to Jason), "thank for the memories"
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says, "heh"
Jason says, "Well, I don't have much to say. But I know someone who does"
Rob says, "uh oh"
Paul asks, "Oh?"
Jacqueline looks nervous.
vbnz is nervous
half says, "Great work Jason.""
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "it's kind of like the hermaphrodite of myth, only even creepier"
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline laughs.
[peanut-gallery] Ferret surreptitiously sets the table on fire.
[peanut-gallery] Paul exclaims (at Ferret), "Ha!"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "and equipped with more steampunk technology"
[peanut-gallery] Tommy surreptitiously puts out the table.
reese cheers for jason
[peanut-gallery] Bishop says, "S&D would spook me a lot less if they _were_ set hermaph."
Rob looks around
Jason says, "Oops, oh well. I was trying to channel a bit of Julia. But it's not going so well"
[peanut-gallery] Thrax asks (of Jason), "which bit?"
Jacqueline says, "Ask Zarf. He's good with medium."
BrenBarn says, "ha ha"
Rob says, "hee hee"
Kwi laughs.
Gunther says, "heh"
vbnz says, "lol"
[peanut-gallery] inky says, "ha ha"
Fang says, "Ha."
zarf says, "sigh"
Paul says (to Jacq), "HA HA HA"
inky has arrived.
Tommy groans.
[peanut-gallery] maga says (to Jacq), "god, I can't take you anywhere"
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "snrk"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "ha ha"
Jason says, "But I'm that, if she were here, she would be oh so unimpressed (or at least she'd pretend to be). Me on the other han, am ecstatic"
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says (to maga), "I'm sorry. I'll try to behave through the rest of the ceremony."
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "But no promises."
Jason says, "Haha"
[peanut-gallery] Paul says, "Channeling Cookie Monster instead"
[peanut-gallery] inky says, "but once she gets to the bar & grill, look out"
vbnz says, "laughing at your own jokes... lol"
Eluchil smiles broadly.
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "and after I restrained myself from making medium jokes when I was presenting"
[peanut-gallery] Thrax says, "either he's nervous or he had some very patient testers"
inky says, "yay julia-by-proxy"
[peanut-gallery] Thrax says, "who rewrote the game for him"
Jason says, "I was laughing at Jacqs, I'm just a little behind in this"
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline shrugs her shoulders at Rob.
[peanut-gallery] Thrax says, "(or maybe he lacks backspace)"
[peanut-gallery] Tommy says, "I tested it. Grammar was far better there."
vbnz says, "lol yeah that makes more sense now"
Fang applauds Jason's sass, smarts, and ass.
Jason says, "Ack. This is too hard. I'll just lurk. Thanks again : )"
DavidW claps.
Rob claps
zarf says, "yay!"
Bishop applauds.
klimas cheers.
Jacqueline applauds wildly for Jason and his great game.
tilp claps
Kwi claps too, for good measure.
Marvin claps.
[peanut-gallery] Bishop says, "Let the poor man off the stage."
BrenBarn says, "congrats"
maga says, "yay"
K-Y clap clap
Paul exclaims, "Hooray Jason!"
[peanut-gallery] Thrax says, "stage fright, then"
[peanut-gallery] Jota says, "Probably his first time on a MUD."
Eluchil applauds politely.
[peanut-gallery] Rob asks, "what was he tryinig to do?"
rrafgon still clapping

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