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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, "well, on to the next category -- which, I believe, is another familiar figure"
dougegan arrives from the west.
inky says, "here to present Best Individual NPC, please welcome, the gnome from Lost Pig!"
DavidW says, "woot!"
olethros applauds naughtily
[peanut-gallery] McMartin says, "Also known as dougegan"
maga claps
violet claps
Taleslinger asks, "There was a gnome?"
[peanut-gallery] inky says, "I am imagining grunk and the gnome sharing a taxi over)"
TheGnome has arrived.
Felix arrives from the west.
Guest2 claps
Lucea claps and hides some of her purloined stuff
TheGnome comes out from behind the curtain carrying a small foot stool which he places behind the podium.
JimMunroe claps.
TheGnome climbs up on the stool and looks around the auditorium.
DavidW says (to Taleslinger), "A handsome and intelligent gnome of distinction."
TheGnome says, "Huh. They didn't tell me there'd be so many people here."
TheGnome says, "The 'Best Individual NPC' award is something they give out to people who apparently aren't good enough friends with the author to get written as a primary protagonist."
TheGnome says, "They're the supporting cast who actually keep everything running while the PC is off having adventures and solving puzzles and carrying sixteen times their body weight in inventory items."
TheGnome says, "But now, let's talk about the nominees."
TheGnome asks, "This year's first nominee brings up an important question: what do you give to someone who has everything?"
TheGnome says, "Fortunately, he's not that picky."
TheGnome says, "It's H.R. from 'Escapade!', by Juhana Leinonen"
[peanut-gallery] (from DavidW) TheGnome says, "but I'm not bitter."
maga claps
TheGnome says, "The second nominee doesn't waste words."
Taleslinger claps
Lucea claps for all the nominees
TheGnome says, "So I won't either."
TheGnome says, "Solemn Gertrude from 'Gun Mute', by C. E. J. Pacian"
[peanut-gallery] * JimMunroe has joined the channel.
maga applauds
TheGnome says, "Our third nominee is a clever fellow who has learned several tricks."
DavidW says, "yay Solemn"
TheGnome says, "And I gather that he's even housebroken."
olethros claps again and again and again
TheGnome says, "It's Your Pet from 'Snack Time!', by Hardy the Bulldog and Renee Choba."
djfletch says, "hurrah"
TheGnome says, "Our final nominee for Best Individual NPC is a lady who knows how to get things done."
TheGnome says, "Or to put it another way, she knows how to make *other* people get things done."
TheGnome says, "It's Violet from 'Violet', by Jeremy Freese."
maga says, "yay"
olethros clappity claps
Pacian cheers.
DavidW claps
Ellison cheers
violet: claps for the other nominees
jdouglass just. keeps. clapping!
TheGnome says, "And the winner is..."
inky applauds.
Taleslinger bites his fingernails
TheGnome takes out an envelope and opens it up.
JimMunroe cheers
Jacqueline walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice her approaching it from the other side.
TheGnome exclaims, "Violet from 'Violet', by Jeremy Freese!"
vimes throws roses with deadly accuracy
ParserGirl claps!
DavidW says, "hooray!"
maga exclaims, "woohoo!"
olethros says, "wooooo"
Cornelius cheers!
Lucea says, "congrats!"
djfletch claps
NamelessAdventurer exclaims, "NPC power!"
Taleslinger says, "Woooo!"
nm shrinks not from applause
violet accepts the award on Jeremy's behalf
TheGnome says, "Congratulations, Violet and Jeremy."
Ellison says, "hooray"
JimMunroe cheers wildly.
Guest2 claps loudly.
violet says, "jeremy wanted me to thank his beta-testers and everyone who answered his questions on raif"
DavidW says, "congrats, Violet!"
jdouglass cheers
dougegan says, "hooray"
[peanut-gallery] maga exclaims (at Jacq), "yay, you're here!"
McMartin cheers
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "Barely. Very slow connection."
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline checks the board to see how far in we are.
inky says, "hooray"
[peanut-gallery] inky says, "oh yeah, the board"
[peanut-gallery] Lucea says, "we've done best use of medium, best"
[peanut-gallery] Lucea says, "individual PC, best individual NPC, I can't type, etc"
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says (to inky), "Heh. Yeah, it's blank."
TheGnome says, "Well done, both of you."
inky updates the BEST USE OF MEDIUM entry on the chalkboard.
TheGnome collects his stool and disappears backstage.
inky erases the chalkboard.
inky updates the BEST USE OF MEDIUM entry on the chalkboard.
Taleslinger hums intermission music.
inky frowns at the piece of chalk he's using.
Lucea holds up a Technical Difficulties sign
inky erases the chalkboard.
dougegan sniffs aimlessly.
[peanut-gallery] TJSay says, "This must be the commercial break."
[peanut-gallery] Firion asks, "Are you all right, Jacqueline?"
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline asks, "All right?"
[peanut-gallery] Ellison says, "I knew that instead of a chalkboard, we should have trained some sheep dogs and put LEDs on a bunch of sheep"
inky updates the BEST USE OF MEDIUM entry on the chalkboard.
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "Well, I guess that's up for debate."
inky updates the BEST INDIVIDUAL PC entry on the chalkboard.
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "But I'm alive and wasn't wiped out by the volcano, yeah."
inky updates the BEST INDIVIDUAL NPC entry on the chalkboard.
inky says, "there we are"
[peanut-gallery] Taleslinger asks, "VOLCANO?"
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says (to inky), "Danke"
[peanut-gallery] Ellison says, "I read how bad volcanic ash can be for electronics. worrisome"
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says, "Volcano? Yipes!"
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says (to Taleslinger), "Yeah, Mt. Redoubt. It erupted again last night about half an hour before my flight took off."
[peanut-gallery] Lucea says, "whoa"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "yay volcano and also yay non-lavay-death"

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