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2006 XYZZY Awards Ceremony Transcript

On March 12th, 2006, at 5:00 P.M. EST (11:00 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 says, "And we're nearing the end! Next up: The nominees for 'Best Writing', with your once-again host, inky."
Eluchil exclaims, "Yay, inky!"
Kelby claps.
[peanut-gallery] Allen says, "oh, yeah, he's the Dixie Chicks of the '06 xyzzys"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "ho-hum, more awards. I'll clear a space on the back of the toilet tank"
djfletch exclaims, "yay writing!"
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says, "uh, I won't be updating the wiki until after the ceremony is over."
Emerald claps.
inky says, "well, I think we all agree on the importance of writing"
inky says, "or, to put it another way,"
inky says, "o->-< ~~~ ! :( :( :("
[peanut-gallery] Merk says (to DavidW), "Somebody's posting the winners in real time. :)"
Rob says, "ha ha ha"
[peanut-gallery] cendare says, "The GET LAMP guy is doing it."
[peanut-gallery] Emily says, "I think there was some deal involving Boston restaurants having $25 prix fixe dinners"
lpsmith laughs.
[peanut-gallery] Emily says, "which posed too great a temptation to resist"
[peanut-gallery] DavidW asks, "oh!?"
inky says, "the nominees for Best Writing this year are ..."
inky says, "Delightful Wallpaper, by Andrew Plotkin!"
Eluchil claps
Ben applauds.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther asks, "why did the man pee on the !?"
Kelby cheers.
kate claps
Emerald cheers.
[peanut-gallery] (from nm) DavidW has logged off.
a_magical_me claps
inky says, "Floatpoint, by Emily Short!"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "for only $585 you can fly to boston to take advantage of this 25 dollar offer"
Rob claps
Eluchil claps
inky says, "Legion, by Jason Devlin!"
Emerald applauds
McMartin cheers
Baryon claps
Rob claps
Eluchil claps
Kelby applauds mightily.
Ben claps.
olethros says, "ole!"
Emerald claps.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "oo, zarf-Emily deathmatch"
lpsmith cheers
inky says, "Pantomime, by Robb Sherwin!"
Rob says, "legion is now the underdog and I have to root for it"
Kelby exclaims, "Yeah!"
djfletch shouts.
Ben cheers.
Rob claps against the wind
Emerald claps.
Baryon applauds politely
inky says, "and The Baron (a.k.a. De Baron), by Victor Gijsbers (although really the aka is hardly necessary by this point in the program)"
Eluchil claps silently
Kelby claps.
Eluchil claps
[peanut-gallery] Merk says, "Well, I'm happy it's there. Got me caught up. :)"
Ben claps.
Emerald claps.
(From Rob) Pantomime Princess Margaret applauds silently
VictorGijsbers says, "Was it ever? :)"
djfletch de claps
lpsmith says, "Yay cut-n-paste."
Merk exclaims, "Yay nominees!"
inky says, "and the winner is --"
inky asks (of envelope), "?"
[peanut-gallery] kate says, "hrm"
envelope exclaims (at inky), "!!"
[peanut-gallery] Rob asks, "how do you pronounce Gijsbers?"
inky asks (of envelope), "???"
envelope says, "oh, fine"
inky says, "Delightful Wallpaper, by Andrew Plotkin!"
Rob >-< :;;; ::
Eluchil claps
Kelby says, "Poor Legion."
Emerald says, "Yay DW"
McMartin o/
nm claps on
Merk says, "Congrats, post-ceremony."
olethros says, "hooray"
lambda wakes up from his nap, cheers wildly!
DarkStar cheers!
lpsmith cheers!
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "gaisbers"
[peanut-gallery] Allen says, "I say 'Gizzburr'. Without any justification"
olethros says, "now I am curious"
McMartin \o/
djfletch exclaims, "the writing on the wall!"
Ben applauds loquaciously.
Kelby cheers anyway.
a_magical_me claps
Recchi exclaims, "Congrats, Andrew!"
Rob plays back a recording of when he clapped earlier for zarf winning
Gunther says, "! ! ! ! ! ! !"
eileen applauds enthusiastically
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says, "I've lost track of what's happening now."
[peanut-gallery] VictorGijsbers says, "Witha hard 'g' as in the Scottish 'loch', and an 'ij' souns which remotely resembles the German 'ei'."
[peanut-gallery] Rob asks, "loch is a hard g?!?"
[peanut-gallery] Allen says, "there's no G in l-o-c-h!"
[peanut-gallery] olethros says (to DavidW), "zarf sweeps the awards"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "there's no G, but there is a Nessie"
[peanut-gallery] VictorGijsbers exclaims, "But there is a 'ch'!"
[peanut-gallery] Allen asks, "what kind of moon-language is that?"
[peanut-gallery] inky says, "there's no P in our loch, please keep it that way"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "maybe I should have said 'an S.E.""
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says (to olethros), "ah"
lpsmith adds zarf's new trophy to the pile.
[peanut-gallery] McMartin asks, "Dutch, right?"
[peanut-gallery] jscott says, "And to think I had an interview with Zarf in his pre-2006-winning days"
lpsmith says, "Well, it comes down to this."
[peanut-gallery] VictorGijsbers says, "Absolutely."
Rob says, "!!!"
[peanut-gallery] olethros asks, "in which he said 'I never win anything, I suck'?"
[peanut-gallery] Merk says, "But, I predict Zarf will *not* win "Best Game"....."
[peanut-gallery] Merk says, "=)"
Gunther summons the cleaning robot
[peanut-gallery] inky says (to jscott), "now you'll have to go through his agent"
[peanut-gallery] Ben says (to jscott), "Yeah, nobody knew who he was."

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