On March 11, 2001, 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, without comments made on the #peanut-gallery discussion. Should you wish to see those comments, they are also available.
Varicella arrives from the west.
wuss exclaims (at Mona), "NOOOOO!"
BrenBarn says, "eeeagh"
Varicella ascends the stage
Gunther says (to Mona), "How unseemly!"
Emily applauds for Primo, but in a seemly fashion
Guest5 says, "decir hi varicella! }:->"
Paul cheers Varicella
Varicella exclaims, "I am here to present the award for Best Player Character. A shame that one of them must win, for none of them deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as myself!"
mclem cowers in a most unseemly manner
jwalrus says, "yay varicella"
Sirrus arrives from the west.
Kiz says, "heh"
Guest5 says, "hi sirrus ;-)"
Varicella says, "For instance, we have the mumbling milquetoast from 'Being Andrew Plotkin' by Rob Wheeler."
Gunther says (to Prima), "Woo!"
katre says, "yay"
jwalrus says, "woo"
Gunther says, "Primo"
Varicella asks, "Or perhaps the PC in question is the strident strumpet from the same game?"
Emily says, "yay milquetoast!"
Sirrus leaves the auditorium to the west.
Mona says, "yay!"
Guest5 says, "oooole"
BoingBall says, "hee hee"
Urbatain exclaims, "yeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaa being!!!"
caleb exclaims, "yay!"
Paul cheers for BAP
Varicella exclaims, "I suppose it's possible that Andrew Plotkin himself is the PC under consideration, but sprinkling walnuts onto a pasta dish when fine imported hazelnuts are readily available? How unseemly!"
Sirrus arrives from the west.
zarf mumbles something about being allergic to hazelnuyts
Varicella says, "Then we have a mechanical contrivance of some sort from LASH, by Paul O'Brian."
jwalrus says, "yay MULE"
Tril exclaims, "Yay mechanical contrivance!"
Mona applauds wildly.
BrenBarn says, "Whee"
Gunther says, "woo"
BoingBall applauds allergy
Emily says, "woot!"
Varicella exclaims, "An inanimate object, mind you! Pfah!"
Varicella exclaims, "Imagine if the Academy Awards followed your lead!"
Guest5 says, "ha ha"
Jota exclaims, "keeps clappsing!"
Varicella exclaims, "You'd see nominations for the volleyball in Cast Away!"
Ellison says, "yay LASH"
Varicella exclaims, "The big rock in Armageddon!"
Varicella exclaims, "Keanu Reeves!"
baf The big rock in Armageddon did some serious acting.
Varicella asks, "Do you comprehend the extent of the unseemliness here?"
mclem laughs aloud
Emily laughs more
Paul cracks up.
Varicella exclaims, "Nevermore by Nate Cull presents us with a drug-addled dabbler in alchemy, of all things. How unseemly!"
Gunther says, "Woo Lennier!"
baf blushes at his clumsy mistake
caleb exclaims, "woo!"
jwalrus says, "yay mad alchemist druggy"
Varicella says, "And most unseemly of all is his predilection for cheap Mexican coca."
BrenBarn says, "woo"
Guest5 says, "emotion claps"
<Doe> is here!
Varicella says, "Now, true, not everyone can afford top-quality Colombian coca and allowances must be made. But to choose Mexican coca over the equally inexpensive Peruvian variety betrays a *severe* lack of discernment."
Urbatain says, "hablad en cristiano! XD"
Varicella asks, "But what should one expect of a man who snorts his coca like a pig?"
zarf sniffs disdainfully
Varicella says, "A tip for you, Mr. Nominee -- a *gentleman* freebases."
Gunther sniffs coke
caleb exclaims, "ha!"
Varicella says, "Next, Rameses by Stephen Bond, featuring an angst- and acne-ridden adolescent from one of the barbarous northern islands."
Mona says, "yayayay!"
BrenBarn says, "Huzzah!"
maga_dogg says, "yay"
Varicella exclaims, "He refuses to respond to commands, and for this he is nominated for an award! How unseemly!"
Paul exclaims, "Yay rameses!"
LoneCleric cheers loudly.
maga_dogg says, "kickass"
Gunther says, "hee"
jwalrus says, "yay rameses"
Jota keeps applauding continuously throughout.
Emily says, "yay"
Urbatain exclaims, "bravo!"
<Guest6> This little guesty went to market.
Varicella says, "Now if *I* were in the player's seat and a PC were failing to obey my orders, I would say, 'Look here, you lackadaisical layabout!' and perhaps box his ears a time or two and *then* you'd see some obedience. Oh yes."
Guest5 says, "viva"
stephenb exclaims, "yay!"
Varicella says, "Lastly we have Shade by Andrew Plotkin, whose protagonist's gaucherie is evident in every detail of that eyesore of an apartment."
Emily says, "yay interior decorating"
caleb says, "hurrah"
Varicella says, "The targets are almost too easy -- a *cardboard crate* used as furniture? how"
Varicella says, "unseemly! -- but for the nonce I shall restrict myself to the abomination referred to in the title."
Guest5 exclaims, "ploooootkin! plooooootkin!"
Iain arrives from the west.
Mona asks, "what category are we talking about again?"
Urbatain exclaims, "SIIIIIIIIII SHADE SHADE!!"
mclem yay still tidier than this room
Varicella says, "Whoops, a typo. How unseemly."
Guest6 arrives from the west.
Kays says, "Go Sade!!!"
BrenBarn claps some more.
Varicella says, "A *roll-up window shade*? Even a blind monkey could tell you that this is simply unacceptable when the drapers of Venice offer an astonishing variety of exquisitely tailored vignette blinds for extremely reasonable rates."
Paul claps for Shade.
Kays says, "oops....Go Shade!!"
neild exclaims, "Yay Marquis de Sade!"
Rob cheers in a shady fashion.
jwalrus says, "yay shade!"
Gunther says, "yay"
Varicella exclaims, "This game is fond of saying, 'You do not want that.' Looking around, I most certainly do not!"
Hloif exclaims, "Yay Shade!"
Urbatain SHADE RULES!
katre says, "hee"
Varicella says, "And the winner is..."
maga_dogg says, "heh"
Frisco exclaims, "Yay Slim Shade!"
jwalrus claps madly.
Varicella exclaims, "...Rameses! How unseemly!"
BrenBarn says, "YAY"
Gunther says, "YAY!!!"
Mona says, "yehaw!"
neild exclaims, "Yay Rameses!!!!"
dfan says, "Woo!!"
jwalrus says, "YAY!!!"
maga_dogg exclaims, "yay!"
Emily says, "YAY!!!"
Tril exclaims, "Whoohooo!"
Sargent says, "Yay!"
Paul cheers for Rameses!!!!
Oren exclaims, "Woo!"
wuss claps some more.
maga_dogg stomps his feet
caleb exclaims, "hurray!!!"
Varicella gives Best Individual PC trophy to stephenb.
eileen applauds wildly
BrenBarn cheers stephenb.
Kays says, "SHADE! SHADE! SHADE!"
K-Y exclaims, "Yes!"
LoneCleric exclaims, "WOOHOO!"
stephenb exclaims, "Wow, thanks everyone!"
Guest5 exclaims, "congratulations!"
mclem would applaud, but he isn't brave enough
zarf says, "go rameses"
Doe arrives from the west.
Frisco exclaims, "Wow! great choice!"
Rob says, "hurrah"
Varicella leaves the auditorium to the west.
Guest6 says, "clap"
Gunther says (to stephenb), "CONGRATS!"
ander cheers more.
inky says, "speech! speech!"
Ender goes home.
</Ender> Observe the snow. It fornicates.
NamelessAdventurer has arrived.
jwalrus claps more.
maga_dogg says (to stephen), "well-deserved."
Gunther says (to stephenb), "Speech!"
Mona couldn't agree more.
Sargent says (to stephenb), "congratulations"
BrenBarn says, "Congrats stephenb!"
Frisco exclaims, "He can't speak he's too intorverted!"
stephenb says, "Alex is delighted with the award, but can't think of anything to say right now."
Frisco exclaims (at stephenb), "Good job!"
BoingBall has disconnected.
BoingBall flies off at an angle of 45 degrees while dippy music plays. You lose a life.
jwalrus says, "yay"
Guest5 says, "viva stephenb y su aventura! :D"
Adam says (to stephen), "Hee hee"
baf tries to clap but his in-game avatar doesn't want to
stephenb exclaims, "And I'm delighted too. Thanks very much everyone!"
Mona says (to stephenb), "ok, so *DON'T* give a speech."
Emily says, "yay!"
BrenBarn says, "Woo-hoo"
jwalrus cheers again.
maga_dogg tries to remember who he voted for.
Frisco hoots n' hollers
Sargent claps wildly.
Guest5 says, "aplauds"
<two-star> two-star has connected to ifMUD.
Gunther says, "yay fresh blood winning"
Mona applauds again for good measure.
Urbatain claps también
BrenBarn's hands are getting bruised.
two-star arrives from the west.
BoingBall arrives from the west.
Gunther says (to BrenBarn), "and it's only the second award"
Mona says (to BrenBarn), "nobody needs to know *that*"