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2001 XYZZY Awards Ceremony Transcript

On March 9, 2002, at 4:00 P.M. EST (9:00 P.M. GMT), the 2001 XYZZY Awards Ceremony was held at ifMUD. Below is the transcript of the event, with comments made on the #peanut-gallery discussion. Should you not wish to see those comments, an expurgated version is also available.

eileen waits for applause to die down, then goes to microphone.
Jaybird asks, "Um?"
[peanut-gallery] rc says, "Also, yay ifMUD for handling all these users with no lag."
NamelessAdventurer says, "And finally..."
[peanut-gallery] buzzard says (to Rob), "aha"
NamelessAdventurer says, "We have come to the final award."
[peanut-gallery] baf exclaims, "Guest blame!"
Hugo says, "Please tell me Elizabeth Taylor is presenting."
Marvin exclaims, "Sort of yay!"
[peanut-gallery] Paul says, "Good thing I never had any respect for Rex Reed to begin with"
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says, "all to quickly"
dhan-spain exclaims, "yeah... Best Game!!"
BoingBall says, "Hey, eileen was going to speak"
[peanut-gallery] rc says, "The wages of XYZZY are DEATH."
NamelessAdventurer says, "Which is good, because if we finish early we can get money back on the hall."
DavidW says, "Best Use of Monkeys"
Gunther says (to hugo), "I was hoping for Dubya"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "the academy has since then persistently denied this rumor, but it lives on anyway"
rc says, "Bestest Game Ever."
NamelessAdventurer exclaims, "So without further ado: To present the Best Game award, here's Eileen Mullin!"
Rob claps!
Kiz cheers
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg asks, "so, are we going to have a post-xyzzy speedif?"
Thrax asks, "hey, what game was she in?"
inky says, "yay eileen!"
Paul exclaims, "Hooray Eileen!"
dhan-spain exclaims, "we invite you to vote also Best Spanish Game!"
ctate taps his feet gingerly for eileen!
Hjalfi claps.
[peanut-gallery] nm asks, "She was a character in ...?"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "no"
Photon cheers.
Jacqueline cheers.
[peanut-gallery] Ander asks, "Why not?"
DavidW claps.
[peanut-gallery] BoingBall says (to maga), "I'd like to"
eileen says, "I'm thrilled to present the nominees for Best Game..."
Aris claps.
Gunther says, "I liked Los Pantalones"
Dennis_Jerz cheers Eileen.
Carrad2 remains silent.
Thrax exclaims, "yay Eileen!"
jarel asks, "?los pantalones? whats that?"
eileen says, "They are..."
jarel exclaims, "!!!"
eileen says, "All Roads, by Jon Ingold..."
Rob claps.
Gunther says, "woo yet again"
Hjalfi exclaims, "Yay!"
[peanut-gallery] nm says, "Also 'El Queso Gigante'"
ctate claps his feet!
Recchi cheers for Jon
Dennis_Jerz cheers.
Jacqueline says, "Woo. Again.""
rc says, "Yay AR"
DavidW claps!
neild exclaims, "Yay puppet boy!"
eileen says, "Best of Three, by Emily Short..."
maga_dogg says, "woo woo woo"
Rob claps.
Gunther says, "woo yet again"
DavidW claps!
nm claps
Hjalfi exclaims, "Yay! Again!"
Jacqueline says, "Woo! Woo!"
Recchi cheers!
Dennis_Jerz cheers.
Thrax stumbles on a road that wasn't in the game. Hey!
eileen says, "Fallacy of Dawn, by Robb Sherwin..."
Rob claps.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "also Los Moosos Del Space"
BoingBall exclaims, "yoo! way!"
Gunther says, "woo yet again"
Dennis_Jerz cheers.
ctate flaps his hands enthusiastically!
veek chears for all
DavidW claps.
eileen says, "First Things First, by J. Robinson Wheeler..."
Photon "Yay FTF! FTF! FTF!
Gunther says, "woo yet again"
Dennis_Jerz cheers.
maga_dogg says, "yay FTF"
Jacqueline says, "Yay""
Recchi exclaims, "Robb cheers for Rob!"
eileen says, "...and Pytho's Mask, by Emily Short."
Gunther says, "woo yet again"
Rob claps.
Paul has been clapping all this time.
Dennis_Jerz cheers.
Aris exclaims, "Yay, Pytho!"
[peanut-gallery] nm says, "And 'La Ereccion Mackane'"
jwalrus says, "yay pytho!"
Gunther says, "(that was easy)"
Rob says, "yay everybody"
Marvin exclaims, "Woo and yay and stuff for absolutely everything I've failed to woo and yay for due to being distracted!"
maga_dogg says, "woo"
Jacqueline says, "Woohoo!"
rc says, "Yay double-Short."
BoingBall exclaims, "pytho!"
Recchi exclaims, "yay, Pytho!"
Gunther says, "Fallacy!"
ctate says, "woo!"
nm claps, claps!
Jota says, "What Marvin said."
Hjalfi claps.
Thrax exclaims, "yay Pytho!"
DavidW cheers!
jarel is looking for Los Pantalones
Paul holds his breath.
Ander concurs with Marvin.
Hjalfi says, "What Jota said."
Jarb says, "yay all"
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says, "whoa. lagged."
Gunther says (to jarel), "sorry, I made it up"
[peanut-gallery] Duchess asks, "can a game tie for a xyzzy?"
eileen says, "And the winner is..."
BoingBall says, "What I said"
Photon asks, "What? No commercials?"
[peanut-gallery] Duchess says, "well 2 games"
eileen looks around
Paul is turning blue
[peanut-gallery] mcp says, "too bad monster double j didn't win anything this year"
[peanut-gallery] ctate says, "i doubt it can..."
[peanut-gallery] baf says, "Yes. It's happened before."
Marvin asks (of BoingBall), "What did you say?"
[peanut-gallery] ctate says, "oh wow"
Gunther says, "The Winner is... GATORADE"
Thrax pounds Paul on the back
Jota says, "Mmm, thirst-aid."
Paul exclaims, "Kaff!"
[peanut-gallery] Duchess asks (of baf), "really? which?"
Paul says (to thrax), "Thanks"
jarel says, "ok, Los pantalones means the troussers in spanish so i was wondering..."
Photon says, "He."
ctate says (to Paul), "don't breathe the peanuts."
veek pokes eileen
[peanut-gallery] nm says, "No hay pantalones, senor"
Thrax exclaims (at Paul), "the mud is trying to kill you!"
Gunther says (to jarel), "yeah, that's about the extent of spanish I know"
Paul says, "suspense + peanuts = DEATH"
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says, "now we wait for half an hour"
eileen asks (of alex), "What's the winner of the of the 2001 Xyzzy Award for Best Game?"
Alex says (to eileen), "Awwwk! Word on the street is that the winner of the 2001 Xyzzy Award for Best Game is All Roads, by Jon Ingold."
buzzard exclaims, "Woo!"
BoingBall exclaims, "yaaaaaayyyyyy!"
Ellison says, "woo best writing"
Emily says, "yay All Roads!"
Gunther says (to jarel), "also 'cojones'"
Storme says, "wow"
Rob claps.
veek says, "Woooooooooo!!"
Marvin exclaims, "WOO!"
Duchess says, "YAY ALEX"
Gunther says, "YAY"
Jota exclaims, "Woohoo!"
mcp claps
Kiz says, "more yay!"
jwalrus says, "woo!"
neild exclaims, "Woooo!!"
nm says, "hooray"
Psmith says, "Yay!"
ctate stomps his feet wildly!
Dennis_Jerz yay!
Hjalfi exclaims, "Yay!"
Tanan applauds
inky says, "yay"
Paul exclaims, "Yay clever presentation! Yay All Roads!"
DavidW exclaims, "yay!"
Jota exclaims, "Go All Roads!"
Aris exclaims, "Roads, Roads, Roads!"
Jacqueline stands to applaud best game.
Thrax exclaims, "yay!"
devil claps
Aris exclaims, "The Roads goes ever on and on!"
Ander exclaims, "Woohoo!"
Jota exclaims, "Go Alex!"
Photon shrugs.
[peanut-gallery] Duchess says, "that rocks as a presentation. forget the gondolier or the alliterativeadventurer"
Hugo says, "Hooray for All Roads!"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther asks, "is that 3 or 4 for Jon?"
Photon applauds all winners.
Recchi says Congrats, Jon, when you Google this up!
veek says, "Italia vince!!"
rc exclaims, "Best in absentia author ever!"
[peanut-gallery] baf says, "In 1996 three games tied for Best NPC."
NamelessAdventurer has arrived.
(From dfan-usa) liza says, "Woo woo!"
Hjalfi exclaims, "The Roads with no speed limit!"
NamelessAdventurer drops fake_Jon_Ingold.
Carrad2 smiles.
ctate throws Alex an almond M&M!
[peanut-gallery] Storme says, "3"
[peanut-gallery] Paul asks, "Is that the first time a comp winner has won best game?"
Dennis_Jerz honks the horn.
nm says, "The award for Best Game was presented by someone not wearing pants!"
Jota exclaims, "Go XYZZYs!"
buzzard says, ">ZIFMIA JON INGOLD"
(From dfan-usa) dfan says, "Woo woo!"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "hmmm"
eileen thanks alex profusely for all the assistance.
NamelessAdventurer exclaims (at fake_Jon), "Your people await you!"
DavidW exclaims, "yay Alex!"
[peanut-gallery] inky says, "setting/story/game"
Gunther says (to nm), "yay chicago-style!"
BoingBall asks (of alex), "how much were you paid for that?"
Alex asks (of BoingBall), "Um, seven?"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "it might be"
NamelessAdventurer exclaims (at alex), "Thanks!"
ctate laughs.
Jarb leaves the auditorium to the west.
Alex asks (of NamelessAdventurer), "Awwwk! So where's my cork nut then?"
Carrad2 asks, "How do you pronounce XYZZY, anyway? It is "zihzee" or just spelling out the letters?"
eileen kisses alex
jarel says to guther 'pretty' words you have learned :)
[peanut-gallery] mcp asks, "did photopia win best game?"
Thrax says, "Okay, must hit the roads. All of them."
Gunther says, "I pronounce it ksytzy"
BoingBall says (to carrad), "however you want to"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "no"
Recchi laughs at Alex
Hjalfi asks (of carrad2), "Which would you like?"
ctate takes a quick snapshot of the parrot lurve.
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "spider and web won that year"
[peanut-gallery] Emily says, "no, because S&W was up"
[peanut-gallery] Paul says, "yes it is"
Guest2 goes home.
</Guest2> </Guest> </Gues> </Gue> </Gu> </G> </>
[peanut-gallery] nm says, "well that was fun. I'm off to dinner in about 2.5 minutes"
Dennis_Jerz says, "Don Woods says he pronounces it Cheesy, I believe."
Gunther says (to jarel), "oh, also 'calijas' or however you spell it :)"
Jota says (to Carrad), "*I* pronounce it 'zizzy'. But that's entirely up to the speaker."
veek says (to Gunther), "Yay."
eileen throws confetti
Kiz says, "cash bar upstairs! no one tell russell crowe!"
Thrax exclaims, "yay winners!"
BoingBall asks (of Alex), "are you going to win next year, dagnabbit?"
Alex exclaims (at BoingBall), "Awwwk! Is not! Is not!"
rc exclaims, "Yay nominees!"
NamelessAdventurer exclaims, "Thank you all for coming! Take your trash with you!"
Jota says, "Woo everyone."
DavidW claps for all winners.
[peanut-gallery] Ellison says, "ok, I haven't really been paying attention, but congratulations to everyone! and I'm off"
Ellison goes back to Squeamhurst..
ctate says, "yay everybody!"
veek cheers again
</Ellison> Soon we shall contrive somehow to be born from an idea.
eileen exclaims, "Thankyou all for coming!"
neild asks, "Which way do we go, up?"
mcp exclaims, "yay winners! yay nominees! yay eileen! yay IF community!"
inky says, "yay eileen!"
devil claps
Gunther says (to veek), "yay someone else who speaks a guttural language"
Photon applauds all winners, again.
Jota asks, "Carousel, now?"
Thrax hurtles to justice at lightning speed.
</Thrax> With his preternaturally wide eyes, his strong neck and his dirt-caked fingernails, Wood makes an ideal hobbit hero, at once ethereal, determined and funky.
Aris exclaims, "Yay us!"
Recchi thanks Eileen
</Hubert> Constantin has departed.
Paul exclaims, "Hooray everybody!"
Whizzard says (to eileen), "Awesome as always, eileen."
Ander exclaims, "YAY ALL!"
neild exclaims, "Yay all the non-winners, for being nominated!"
DavidW says, "Carousel? w. n. up."
ctate says, "yay emcee!"
Mus says, "Invasion of the Angora-fetish Transvestites got ROBBED"
Gunther leaves the auditorium to the west.
Duchess hugs Alex
nm says, "later on all"
DavidW leaves the auditorium to the west.
NamelessAdventurer bows.
Jacqueline says, "Yay to all the nominees!"
inky says, "or xyzzy"
veek throws peanuts at Gunther. "Hmpf."
dhan-spain asks, "what do you do at carousel?"
eileen thanks everyone who's thanking her. I'm touched!
BoingBall says (to Mus), "hee hee"
ctate says (to Mus), "ITYM 'jobbed'"
mcp has disconnected.
mcp goes Acro-Home.
Carrad2 says, "You should have !'s after the best game award"
nm says, "congrats to the winners and the nominees"
Bishop leaves the auditorium to the west.
NamelessAdventurer goes back in storage for another year.
Jaybird leaves the auditorium to the west.
Ander says, "> YAY ALL"
Ander leaves the auditorium to the west.
Marvin exclaims, "Yay everyone and stuff!"
Jota asks, "Should we talk the chalkboard there?"
maga_dogg says, "yay eileen"
maga_dogg leaves the auditorium to the west.
devil disappears through an invisible gap in the MUD. You think you may have heard the sounds of chatting before the gap closed again.
Jacqueline asks, "Are we off to the carousel?"
BoingBall leaves the auditorium to the west.
Duchess leaves the auditorium to the west.
Dennis_Jerz honks the horn. The on-board calliope churns out a cheerful yodeling rendition of "The Brass Lantern Waltz".
nm says, "Time to go to Carousel! The gemstone imbedded in your hand has turned dark."
Jota leaves the auditorium to the west.
Emily has disconnected.
Emily goes home.
</devil> Instead of Class1 and Class 2, let's call them NuclearRocket and AppleRetailStore
Oren goes home.
</Oren> When detaining a suspect, do not point your rifle at the balloon.
Jacqueline leaves the auditorium to the west.
Hjalfi asks, "Shouldn't we applaud the Xyzyy organisers?"
Hjalfi says, "Who, after all, did a more or less passable job. Again."
inky says (to Jota), "good idea"
Aris leaves the auditorium to the west.
ctate asks, "where's the Carousel?"
Dennis_Jerz examines hand.
Whizzard leaves the auditorium to the west.
Sophie leaves the auditorium to the west.
nm goes home.
</nm> </n> </> <> >
eileen takes two aspirin.
neild leaves the auditorium to the west.
NamelessAdventurer hollers, "You heard the man! W.N.UP."
Hjalfi shrugs. "Oh, well."
Hjalfi leaves the auditorium to the west.
Psmith wends his way back to the Alchymical Laboratory.
</Psmith> Psmith isn't.
Kiz says, "btw, medals update: David spoke with the Aussie place on Monday, and we should at long last have a new stock of blanks in a month or so"
Kiz disappears through an invisible gap in the MUD. You think you may have heard the sounds of chatting before the gap closed again.
jwalrus says, "at this point someone has to come out with a witty line for everyone to end their transcripts on"
jwalrus leaves the auditorium to the west.
dfan-usa crawls higher. * * * HLOIF * * *
</dfan-usa> When everyone starts grabbing each other, the results are unpredictable!
Ines exclaims, "Well, I've had my turn. Goodnight everyone!"
Storme disappears through an invisible gap in the MUD. You think you may have heard the sounds of chatting before the gap closed again.
Photon leaves the auditorium to the west.
dhan-spain asks, "what does that carousel?"
rc leaves the auditorium to the west.
eileen leaves the auditorium to the west.
buzzard leaves the auditorium to the west.
Ryan leaves the auditorium to the west.
markm gets up on stage. "I'd like to take this opportunity to... oh, bugger. They've all gone."

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