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2008 XYZZY Awards Ceremony Transcript

On March 28th, 2009, at 3:00 P.M. EDT, 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.


inky says, "and now, for the second-to-last award, Best Writing, please welcome Admiral Jota!"
Jota walks up onto the stage and turns to face the audience.
olethros says, "hop hop hop hop jota"
[peanut-gallery] McMartin says, "SURPISE LIGHTNING BOLTS FOR ALL"
Taleslinger says, "Woo!"
Jota says, "Writing is the knack of stringing together letters, punctuation, spaces, and even the occasional number to form coherent sentences."
inky updates the BEST NPCs entry on the chalkboard.
Jota says, "Such as '@ least thats wut ppl say it iz l0l' or 'THAT IS NOT SO HARD BOOBY !!!' or 'South wall have big curtain hanging on it.'"
Jota says, "But for those who go above and beyond the call of duty, writing text that is not only comprehensible but actually moving, fascinating, compelling, exciting or amusing, we have the 'Best Writing' award."
inky updates the BEST PUZZLES entry on the chalkboard.
[peanut-gallery] inky says, "hee hee"
Jota says, "The first nominee is an author who gave voice to not just one, but three separate viewpoint characters, playing them off of each other while making us identify with all of them."
Jota says, "Jim Munroe, for 'Everybody Dies'."
maga claps
inky updates the BEST SETTING entry on the chalkboard.
DavidW claps
violet claps
inky says, "hooray"
Jota says, "The second nominee expertly blended an unlikely combination of genre elements into a delightful and complementary whole."
Maryam applauds.
Jota says, "C. E. J. Pacian, for 'Gun Mute'."
DavidW says, "yay"
olethros claps claps claps
inky updates the BEST STORY entry on the chalkboard.
Ellison claps
inky says, "yay steampunk"
Lucea claps
Jota says, "The third nominee used a city as an empty canvas, filling it with the protagonist's memories and emotions one piece at a time."
Jota says, "Eric Eve, for 'Nightfall'."
djfletch claps for writings
DavidW claps
Jota says, "The final nominee suffused his game with personality -- one very particular personality -- and wasted no opportunity for portraying it."
Jota says, "Jeremy Freese, for 'Violet'."
maga applauds
Taleslinger clpsa
Jacqueline steps back into the room, applauding for all the nominees she missed while away.
Jota says, "And the winner of the 'Best Writing' award is..."
DavidW cheers
Maryam claps.
Jota opens the envelope and reads the card inside.
Jota exclaims, "Jeremy Freese, for 'Violet'!"
maga exclaims, "woo!"
inky says, "hooray"
DavidW says, "wooty-woot!"
Lucea applauds
olethros says, "opa!"
Taleslinger says, "yay"
Jacqueline starts the standing O again.
Guest2 claps.
Ellison claps
Maryam exclaims, "hooray!"
violet says, "jeremy thought that planning two speeches was presumptuous enough"
Jacqueline says, "Hooray!"
JimMunroe claps wildly.
Cornelius claps and cheers.
McMartin is too busy surfing the web to cheer on time
TJSay woots.
inky says (to McMartin), "hee hee"
Taleslinger says, "Yay modest Jeremy"
Jota exclaims, "Congratulations, Jeremy and Violet!"
violet exclaims, "but thank you!"
Jacqueline says, "Congratulations, you two."
Guest3 walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice it approaching it from the other side.
Jota returns to his seat.
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "So, what do we have left? Just best game, or..."
ParserGirl walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice her approaching it from the other side.
inky updates the BEST WRITING entry on the chalkboard.
inky steps up to the mike. "Well, we're onto the last award, but first .."
[peanut-gallery] Lucea says, "just best game"
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline nods.
inky says, "a brief plug for Club Floyd. Every week on sundays at 2pm mud time (EDT, at the moment), we play a quality shortish IF game"
Jacqueline says, "Hooray for ClubFloyd!"
[peanut-gallery] vimes | Would you like to RESTART, LOAD a saved xyzzys, QUIT, AMUSE the audience, or find out about ONE LAST LOUSY AWARD?
Jacqueline says, "(Even if I haven't been here lately! Soon, children... soon.)"
inky says, "I believe we've covered about two-thirds of the finalists on the list and almost all the winners"
inky says, "and tomorrow I seem to recall we are scheduled to play Escapade!"
inky says, "so show up, it's awesome"
DavidW says, "We are."
Jacqueline says, "Hooray!"
vimes says, "Yay!"
Taleslinger says, "Oh, nice."
Taleslinger misses CF the most.
Ellison says, "yay Club Floyd"
Guest3 goes home.
Fang says, "to find it, go SW from the lounge"

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