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2003 XYZZY Awards Ceremony Transcript

On February 28, 2004, 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, 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 returns to the stage. "OK, we have one last award."
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "feels about like usual"
alkahest exclaims, "yaaaaaaaaay narcolepsy!"
[peanut-gallery] Iain says, "More of a Ravipinto one so far."
[peanut-gallery] Yoon asks, "For what value of 'short'?"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "fewer cheez whiz recipes"
[peanut-gallery] Paul says (to Iain), "Heh."
lpsmith says, "'Best Game'"
[peanut-gallery] BoingBall says (to iain), "ba-dum-dum"
[peanut-gallery] zarf says, "ooiain oorgh"
inky says, "yay!"
peccable claps wildly.
[peanut-gallery] JoshuaH says, "heh"
Kwi says, "WOOOO!"
Rob says, "Game! rah!"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says (to Iain), "excellent"
[peanut-gallery] Ellison says, "I was surprised to see that it was still going on but I guess these things usually take a while no matter what"
[peanut-gallery] Chrysoula says, "For some reason expected longer than two hours."
zebulon exclaims, "Yay best game!"
Jacqueline says, "Hooray."
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "Hey! My first recipe had no Cheez Whiz(TM)!"
Paolo says, "whoo"
JessK says, "Yay for best games!"
[peanut-gallery] baf says (to Chrysoula), "No, Cadre and Ravipinto are picking up a few too."
[peanut-gallery] Jota says, "Feels like it's gone more quickly than usual to me, but perhaps that's because Gilbert Gottfried wasn't here this year."
alkahest goes wild!
J_J_Guest claps!
Addreamy sits on edge of seat
Paul cheers the category!
lpsmith exclaims, "And here once more, our host, Eileen Mullin!"
Emmett gets out the pom-mpos
[peanut-gallery] Iain says (to zarf), "Hey, my name isn't a sound effect!"
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says (to Chrysoula), "We've had 3+ hour ones before"
Matthew claps and claps.
[peanut-gallery] Chrysoula says, "Ahahahaha"
[peanut-gallery] Adam says, "I think we've done them in one hour and in two-plus"
Guest4 cheers
eileen climbs up onstage
Sargent says, "Yay Eileen!"
Guest2 screams, "Oh, Frankie, Fra--I mean, WOO!"
Rob says, "yay Eileen!"
[peanut-gallery] baf says, "Bah, too obvious a straight line."
[peanut-gallery] Yoon says, "I don't think I'll ever be able to look cheese in the face again..."
Gunther says, "go Eileen"
[peanut-gallery] Adam says, "This'll come in at 1.5"
Paolo claps
[peanut-gallery] brut says (to emily), "Wish you luck for winning of best game"
Sarcasmo applauds maniacally
[peanut-gallery] kyria79 asks (of sargent), "no foolin'?"
eileen exclaims, "Yay! I'm so excited to be here with you all today!"
DavidW says, "hooray for Eileen"
alkahest claps for the grandest category!
Jacqueline applauds for Eileen.
Jearl says, "yay, eileeen!"
Rob stands and claps again
Emmett asks, "the what?"
Yoon cheers.
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says (to kyria79), "Yeah, it took a while"
Ghogg says, "yay best game"
K-Y applauds for Eileen
Emmett gets out the pom-poms
Storme clap clap clap
Sargent says, "Our Beloved Host!"
peccable cheers.
eileen says, "Without any further ado..."
Jota claps for eileen.
Gunther ties Rob's shoelaces together
JessK claps for eileen
peccable exclaims, "yay!"
Paul cheers for Eileen!
Kwi says, "GO EILEEN!"
[peanut-gallery] kyria79 asks, "so where's the after party?"
liza says, "This ceremony is always about the ado"
alkahest claps
Rob puts a flounder down the back of Gunther's shirt
Guest4 woohoos!
eileen says, "The nominees for the award for Best Game are..."
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "Sometimes in the bar"
Gunther says (to Rob), "aie"
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "otherwise in the lounge"
BoingBall exclaims, "Ei! Lee! ... N!"
inky leaves the auditorium to the west.
Photon applauds for Eileen.
zebulon applauds
inky arrives from the west.
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "people will all head to the appropriate place, so you can follow the croud"
eileen says, "City of Secrets, by Emily Short"
alkahest claps for eileen!
FreakBoy cheers softly.
peccable cheers.
Addreamy claps
zebulon cheers
Rob claps!
Sarcasmo applauds
Jacqueline applauds.
Paolo claps
Storme says, "yay Emily!"
Yoon claps.
JessK whoops
Rob whistles
Matthew applauds and applauds and applauds.
lpsmith cheers!
atholbrose cheers.
Paul cheers in advance for everything!
alkahest exclaims, "yay CoS!"
Photon claps some more.
Gunther cities secretly
DavidW claps.
[peanut-gallery] kyria79 says (to sargent), "I always follow crouds."
Chrysoula says, "YAY City of Secrets!"
two-star claps a lot.
Sargent says, "woo!"
Guest2 landscapes the room.
Rob says, "CoS! CoS!"
J_J_Guest claps
eileen says, "Risorgimento Represso, by Michael J. Coyne"
FreakBoy cheers softly.
Photon claps some more.
Sargent says, "yay!"
brut says, "woo woo woo"
Emmett cheers for Church of Scientology
peccable applauds.
DavidW claps!
Rob applauds!
Addreamy claps
Sarcasmo claps
Bishop writes up odds on the blackboard.
atholbrose applauds!
Matthew claps.
lpsmith cheers!
Gunther represses the risorgiment
Guest4 exclaims, "Yay!"
Storme cheers
Jacqueline really applauds.
Paolo exclaims, "woo"
alkahest exclaims, "yay!"
zebulon sets of a string of firecrackers
J_J_Guest claps
Yoon applauds.
ParserGirl gratefully applauds a wonderful game she actually played.
alkahest exclaims, "w00t!"
[peanut-gallery] BoingBall asks, "any plans for a post-awards speedif/wolf game or something?"
eileen says, "Scavenger, by Quintin Stone"
Addreamy claps
Sargent says, "woo and yay!"
peccable cheers.
Jearl leaps about with excitement
Photon claps some more.
Matthew claps.
DavidW claps.
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says (to pg), "heh"
Sarcasmo applauds
J_J_Guest claps
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "god no"
kyria79 cheers
Storme yays
Guest4 waves!
Jacqueline applauds.
zebulon claps
alkahest exclaims, "w00t!"
atholbrose whoooooooos!
lpsmith claps some more.
two-star...and some more clapping.
[peanut-gallery] baf asks, "SpeedIF Wolf?"
eileen says, "Slouching Towards Bedlam, by Daniel Ravipinto and Star Foster"
FreakBoy cheers softly.
Yoon applauds.
Sargent says, "yay and woo!"
Addreamy claps
Photon applaus Guest4.
DavidW claps!
Rob claps
Storme applauds
[peanut-gallery] Adam says, "Wow, 86-person wolf"
Paolo exclaims, "YAY"
[peanut-gallery] baf says, "That would be an interesting theme."
[peanut-gallery] ParserGirl says, "I'm such a poser!"
[peanut-gallery] Bishop says, "I suggested a during-awards speed, but nobody would bite."
zebulon sets of more firecrackers
[peanut-gallery] Adam says, "That'd be something"
J_J_Guest claps
Matthew applauds.
Guest2 wonders what actually playing these games would be like.
Gunther slouches towards bedlam... too easy
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "I've been wanting to wolf, but I have plans after this."
Rob applauds and claps, then applauds again
atholbrose claps!
[peanut-gallery] Jearl says, "a wolf deathmarch"
alkahest exclaims, "claps and w00ts and cheers! simultaniously!"
Photon claps again.
Jacqueline applauds.
eileen says, "To Hell in a Hamper, by J. J. Guest"
FreakBoy cheers loudly!
Sargent says, "yay, woo, and yay!"
alkahest claps and w00ts and cheers! simultaniously!
Yoon cheers.
Sarcasmo claps
Rob applauds
Addreamy claps
[peanut-gallery] Iain says, "Zow."
Storme cheers
zebulon is out of firecrackser, btu claps
peccable cheers!
Paolo applauds
Photon claps again.
atholbrose w00ts!
kyria79 rattles
Chrysoula cheers all the other games! Good work!
Gunther hampers hell
K-Y applauds
Guest2 screams!
JessK claps for all
Iain says, "Woohoo for all nominees!"
Rob says, "yay everybody"
eileen says, "And the winner is..."
FreakBoy starts drumroll.
Guest4 yays
kyria79 claps for all those asleep
Iain says, "And good luck! Even though it's too late for luck and also that luck is just a superstition!"
Gunther says, "--"
Photon holds breath.
eileen is joined onstage by Justin Timberlake. The music starts...
baf attempts to w00t, cheer, and applaud, but injures himself.
alkahest pull a 2 firecrackers from the ether
Storme says, "aie"
Sargent says, "oh my"
Rob says, "eek"
liza says, "Ha ha ha"
Chrysoula says, "Oh no!"
lpsmith claps
Matthew exclaims, "!!!"
mcp says, "uh-oh"
Paolo says, "..."
Jearl says, "oh dear..."
Guest4 says, "Uh oh"
K-Y says, "gah"
peccable laughs!
kyria79 exclaims, "nooo!"
DavidW says, "no no"
eileen launches into her duet with Justin
Gunther claps, hops and kweepas
inky says (to lpsmith), "hey, I thought you said--"
Photon exclaims, "not again!"
Bishop exclaims, "Hey, this is primetime MUD here!"
Yoon looks at her earplugs...
Jacqueline says, "NOOOO"
Earth jumps up to restrain Justin!
Guest2 crosses his fingers.
[peanut-gallery] Chrysoula says, "I actually just shouted 'oh no!' heh"
kyria79 covers her eyes
Guest4 exclaims, "This is a family MUD!"
alkahest gives one to zebulon, fire one
Jacqueline covers her eyes.
Ellison says, "haha"
zebulon fires one
eileen starts dancing around the perimeter of the stage
Kwi says, "AIEE! AI AI AI!"
[peanut-gallery] Iain says, "ha ha ha."
Sargent says (to Justin), "Don't open her lantern!"
[peanut-gallery] Storme says, "heehee"
Jacqueline asks (of guest4), "Since when?"
Earth exclaims, "I'm watching you, Timberlake!"
peccable laughs.
Yoon grins
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says, "Hope she rips his wardrobe off."
zebulon covers his earswhile Justin's singing
Guest2 fires upon Justin Timberlake.
Gunther says, "it's past 10pm *somewhere*"
kyria79 asks (of earth), "why on earth watch justin?"
Guest4 says, "My sword is glowing blue"
(From Bishop) <FCC> The FCC has connected to IFmud.
inky says (to Guest4), "ew"
Paolo says, "it's 21:18 here"
eileen shields her eyes from the glare of the stage lights and peers at the cue cards
Gunther says (to paolo), "here too"
Earth says (to Kyria), "Well, he *is* a supervillain."
Emmett says, "My sword gets +5 against N*Sync."
eileen asks, "What the--?"
Iain says, "Hee hee."
ParserGirl says (to Guest4), "If that lasts more than four hours, you should see your physician."
eileen whispers to stage crew, "What's a wardrobe malfunction?"
Guest4 says, "Hehehe"
(From Gunther) Justin tears the cue cards in half
peccable laughs!!
Kwi laughs!
Matthew says, "OH my."
Sarcasmo laughs
eileen listens to explanation
Guest2 contructs a large magnet to pull the results out into view.
peccable exclaims, "Run eileen, run!"
Emmett exclaims, "comeoncomeoncomeone!"
Gunther says (to eileen), "it's when you go to Narnia"
[peanut-gallery] zarf says, "most heavily-anticipated joke EVER"
eileen asks, "You mean, to reveal... this?"
Iain says (to Gunther), "Ha!"
(From Rob) The lobster zings out of the wings and sticks to the magnet.
Emmett laughs really hard
Sky gets ready with the lightning bolts.
ParserGirl says, "Come on, eileen!"
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says (to Gunther), "yay"
inky says (to Rob), "hooray"
[peanut-gallery] Ellison says, "so now we know why the Jumbotron was set up"
Gunther says (to Rob), "AGAIN"
[peanut-gallery] FreakBoy says, "verge on dirty...."
eileen reaches into her bustier and pulls out a small white envelope
Guest2 wonders why the lobster is magnetic.
Sarcasmo says (to PareserGirl), "I love that song"
Iain says, "My goodness gracious!"
Jearl says, "yow"
Storme says, "my"
liza says, "Hey, I'm at work here"
Jacqueline says, "My"
[peanut-gallery] Paolo says, "the lobster gets out of the envelope"
JessK says, "rowr indeed!"
ParserGirl says (to Guest2), "Because meat is magnetic. Duh."
eileen says, "And the winner is..."
Sargent says, "She also has the formula for cold fusion hidden in there"
Jacqueline says (to liza), "heehee"
kyria79 says (to liza), "I'm sorry"
Storme says (to Sarge), "ha"
Kwi prepares to sue Loungent Technologies.
[peanut-gallery] zarf says, "also, once upon a time, this channel was for the snarking"
eileen exclaims, "Slouching Towards Bedlam, by Daniel Ravipinto and Star Foster!!!!!!!"
Rob applauds!!!
inky says (to liza), ""Eileen Mullin, xyzzy presenter and dancer""
Sargent says, "WOO!"
inky says, "yay slouching!"
Paolo exclaims, "YAYYYY!"
zarf says, "YAY!"
Gunther says, "Wow!"
kyria79 screams wildly
Addreamy leaps to her feet, applauding!
peccable says, "oh. my. god."
[peanut-gallery] Iain says (to Sargent), "Hey, with me it was the secret of making perfect porridge -- heyyyy, wait a minute!"
Sky claps!
alkahest claps wildly, dances in aisles, sit down and cheers! w00t!!!!!! yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!!!!!!
Psmith says, "yay"
Jearl says, "WOOOOO!"
DavidW YAY!
JoshuaH applauds!
Guest4 exclaims, "Hooray!"
lpsmith exclaims, "Yaaaaaayyyyy!"
[peanut-gallery] ParserGirl says (to Sargent), "Anyone can be a nuclear physicist if they're blonde and pretty!"
Jota claps, cheers, applauds, etc.
K-Y exclaims, "woohoo!"
Paolo exclaims, "BEDLAM!"
Earth claps!
peccable stops breathing.
FreakBoy cheers.
JessK says, "Best Game WoOoO!!!"
zebulon applauds
Jearl applauds wildly
[peanut-gallery] Ced exclaims, "bet that was a close one!"
Photon exclaims, "Yay!"
Bishop exclaims, "Woo sweep!"
Kwi says, "YAY! YAY YAY YAY!"
Paul claps!!!!
two-star exclaims, "Yay!"
Sarcasmo says, "Wow. Good golly."
Yoon jumps to her feet and applauds wildly.
zarf applauds and promises to play it SOOn honest
Guest2 cheers loudly for STB!
J_J_Guest claps
DavidW cheers lustily.
alkahest exclaims, "yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!"
Jacqueline applauds.
liza says, "Yay"
zebulon throws an egg at Timberlake
atholbrose exclaims, "Hooray!"
Gunther what Zarf saif
JessK says, "Hurrahh!"
Paolo exclaims, "Hooray for the game of the year!"
Guest1 says, "No Supprise"
BoingBall applauds
lpsmith cheers madly.
Kwi jumps up and down.
Dino claps!
alkahest exclaims, "hyurrah STB!"
Gunther says, "said, too"
kyria79 says (to ParserGirl), "you don't need money when you look like that, honey"
Matthew says, "Hooray."
ParserGirl stands and applauds.
FreakBoy's hands fall off.
zebulon cheers "Slouching"
Bishop looks for a wheelbarrow to lend to Dan & Star for all their awards.
Rob claps and claps
Lionheart. o O ( z z z >*< )
Iain says, "Well done those two!"
Kwi says, "GO SLOUCH!"
Paolo says, "well deserved"
Iain says, "Huzzah!"
alkahest claps until she can clap no more!
peccable says, ""Thank you so much everybody. This has been an incredible year. :)""
<Guest5> Alex says, "Awwwk! Word on the street is that you are... um, seven?"
Iain says, "Huzzah!"
JessK says, "best game of the year indeed. Congrats!"
Guest2 does the Safety Dance in honor of the occasion.
(From zarf) audience starts slouching in rhythm -- scootch scootch SLOUCH
Sarcasmo says, "Yes. Really. Thanks."
Gunther says, "now reveal your real names!"
Chrysoula says, "Yay Game of the year!"
Iain says, "Huzzah!"
Rob says (to zarf), "yay"
Gunther says, "because, 'Dan'? Come on!"
Guest5 arrives from the west.
zebulon tries slouching in rhtyhm, but fails
Emmett says, "I would like to thank the voters for making my next few weeks unbearable."
Paolo exclaims, "congratulations"
Matthew continues clapping.
Jearl says, "speech! recipe!"
alkahest exclaims, "yay yay yay for star and dan!"
eileen hands over virtual trophy
Lionheart wakes up and applauds, because everyone else is.
Yoon exclaims, "Especially the recipe!"
J_J_Guest says, ""congratulations""
zebulon exclaims, "Speech!"
kyria79's clapper is broken
Ced exclaims, "Another speech by Triage!"
Paolo says, "let's all slouch around to celebrate"
Gunther says, "yeah, recipe!"
Photon congratulates all the winners.
eileen exclaims, "Speech, speech!"
Iain says (to kyria79), "Maybe you should talk to Purple about that."
DavidW congratuates the winners. "You guys did a great job. Great game."
Yoon slouches, which is quite a feat on a cushion.
atholbrose exclaims, "Splouch!"
peccable says, "Seven years was far too long."
peccable smiles.
Emmett cheers wildly for Dan and Star
Paul exclaims, "But not glossolalia speech!"
Rob applauds
Chrysoula fears the Logos presentations next year!
eileen glares at Justin as both exit the stage
lpsmith exclaims (at Paul), "hee!"
Paul grimaces at his guessed spelling.
Yoon exclaims, "I never knew I'd be getting such mileage out of the earplugs!"
eileen glares at Justin as both exit the stage
eileen glares at Justin as both exit the stage
eileen glares at Justin as both exit the stage
Guest4 slouches
JoshuaH covers his ears.
Sarcasmo says, "Thanks everyone. This has been a really great experience."
Bishop says, "Was it 7 years? Guess so, damn."
Sargent says, "Woo!"
Sky sighs with relief.
alkahest thanks star and dan for a great game.
(From Adam) peccable says, "Anyway, see you in 2011!"
Matthew exclaims, "Woo XYZZY awards!"
Gunther says (to Adam), "hee hee"
peccable laughs.
Yoon exclaims, "W00t!"
Sarcasmo exclaims (at Alkahest), "thanks for playing!"
zebulon exclaims, "xyzzy"
Paolo applauds
JessK says, "Yay xyzzys!"
Sargent says, "Congratulations!"
Jaybird says, "And now.."
BoingBall says, "yayzzy"
kyria79 exclaims, "bring on the next 100 years!"
Yoon grins.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "it's just not the same when Sarcasmo says that to you"
Paolo says, "yazzy"
Paul says (to Adam), "Yay"
Jaybird exclaims, "The post-Xyzzy Markov stats! Thse are amazing!"
Emmett says, "Wow. Just... wow."
Jaybird says (to markov), "#STATS"
[peanut-gallery] Ellison says, "wow, Jaybird stuck through this? poor him"
Markov says (to Jaybird), "I currently know 24230 words, 29416 capitalizations, and my chaintree has 2036036 nodes. I remember 31146 lines, with an average age of 23.64 days and a standard deviation of 23.10 days. There are 3470 excess words."
Iain clap. g. g. g. g. g. g. g
peccable says, "Congratulations to everyone who was nominated. We were in incredible company."
Guest2 is bodily restrained by several people from grabbing the trophies and running.
[peanut-gallery] Rob asks, "yikes, can the crazy future year 2011 really be as far away as 1997 is from now?"
peccable shrugs.
Adam says, "Now Markov responds to everything by clapping"
Yoon exclaims, "Congrats to everyone!"
peccable says, "That's about it."
Guest2 is thrown out.
Chrysoula says, "Yay!"
peccable waves.
Guest4 cheers Bedlam
<swinners> swinners has connected to ifMUD.
alkahest exclaims, "yay!"
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "quick! to the time machine!"
Addreamy cheers hoarsely
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "I just know that if I don't have a space car by then there will be hell to pay"
swinners walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice it approaching it from the other side.
[peanut-gallery] Ghogg asks, "where's my flying car?"
[peanut-gallery] Bishop asks, "#clueless So peccable, Emmett, and Sarcasmo are respectively who-all?"
Rob says (to Adam), "hee"
kyria79 says (to rob), "only if you subscribe to traditional mathmatics"
Chrysoula says, "Now to go be inspired on WIPs!"
alkahest claps for all the nominees and winners!
[peanut-gallery] Yoon says, "I want a Death Star, personally."
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "peccable and sarcasmo are Dan and Star"
Sarcasmo gives addreamy a lozenge
[peanut-gallery] Chrysoula says, "Dan, Star, and tester-friend"
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says, "peccable is Dan; Sarcasmo is Star."
alkahest claps for her awful spelling!
Ellison says, "yay everybody"
Dino says, "To everyone who put it together, excellent show."
Addreamy thanks Sarcasmo
[peanut-gallery] Iain asks (of Yoon), "Isn't it a bit big to run all on your own?"
Rob says, "group yay"
peccable exclaims, "Yes! Wonderful show!"
Gunther says, "yeah, excelent presentations"
[peanut-gallery] Bishop says, "OK, I figured p=Dan, wasn't too sure about the others. Thanks."
peccable liked the history.
Sarcasmo says, "thanks to the organizers and presenters for a great show"
inky says, "The lobster ...... itself"
zarf says, "Yay presenters!"
Sargent says, "Yay presentation!"
Paolo congratulates the winners
alkahest exclaims, "w00t for the XYZZYs!"
zebulon congratulates all the winners
[peanut-gallery] kyria79 says (to iain), "she'll have troopers as well"
Adam says (to inky), "Ha"
Guest4 writes a nasty email to his sysadmin for forcing him to login as a guest
eileen holds up her non-alcoholic champagne and toasts all IF fans
DavidW applauds the presenters.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, ""I may fire when ready... and it'll be a while""
Sargent says (to inky), "the lobster was actually portrayed by two young twins"
JessK says, "yay presenters and organizers!"
[peanut-gallery] Ellison says, "that 'peccable' is a clever handle"
[peanut-gallery] Yoon says (to Iain), "That's what lackeys are for. And redshirts. Oops, wrong series."
Chrysoula says, "Yay presenters! Yay organizers! Yay lobster!"
lpsmith exclaims, "Let's have one more round of applause for all the winners and nominees!"
Lionheart. o O ( Dang, I slept right through a great show. )
[peanut-gallery] Iain asks, "But also, where do you put it?"
inky claps
Sargent says, "Applause!"
Matthew claps!!!
Norman leaves the auditorium to the west.
Psmith applauds all involved.
Guest3 cheers!
atholbrose claps wildly!
zebulon exclaims (at eileen), "Yay Fans!"
Bishop applauds.
zarf claps
JoshuaH cheers for everyone.
K-Y applauds
Chrysoula says, "Yay wonderful games!"
Kwi says, "Yay everyone!"
Guest4 cheers
Gunther applauds roundly.
Storme says, "yay all!"
[peanut-gallery] Yoon says (to Iain), "Parking orbit around a nice gas giant."
Chrysoula says, "Yay game writers!"
kyria79 congratulates all
Chrysoula says, "Write more games!!!!"
Addreamy claps wildly
two-star exclaims, "Yaaay, everybody!"
Rob says, "whee heoo"
Paolo exclaims, "and now... lobster dinner!"
Yoon exclaims, "Hurrah IF!"
Jearl claps some more
DavidW says, "And visit once in a while."
[peanut-gallery] Iain says, "I don't want a Death Star until 2025 when I can get a pocket-universe-in-a-pocket too."
Ghogg exclaims, "earth and sky 3!"
lpsmith exclaims, "And thanks again to Eileen, our illustrious hostess!"
PeterN claps enthusiastically
Gunther distributes magnets.
Yoon says (to Paolo), "Oh, don't make me hungry."
Rob says, "I'm working on some! I think!"
Paul claps for everybody, for a long time.
brut goes home.
</brut> brut has disconnected from ifMUD.
Jearl says, "yay Eileen!"
alkahest exclaims, "yay for IF and adventure games!"
Paolo says, "eheh"
Chrysoula says, "Hurrah!"
Earth says (to Ghogg), "Patience. It's coming..."
Guest1 says, "Yes, more IF."
Addreamy claps for Eileen
[peanut-gallery] Yoon says, "I'll take a closed timelike curve while we're at it, too."
peccable exclaims, "Yay! Yay eileen!"
[peanut-gallery] kyria79 exclaims, "hey, the pizza just arrived!"
Sky smiles.
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says (to Yoon), "yay"
Ced applauds everyone
Photon applauds over and over.
zebulon exclaims, "Yay Eileen! Yay IF!"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "yum"
</Norman> Norman has disconnected from ifMUD.
Sargent says, "Yay to everything!"
[peanut-gallery] Iain says, "And then when people ask why I look so pleased to see them, I can say 'because I have the Death Star in my pocket!'"
Guest3 goes home.
</Guest3> The guest digest will list the next guest request. It's the best!
[peanut-gallery] Storme says, "argh"
Jacqueline says, "Yay everything and everyone!"
eileen exclaims, "You are all the best! Thank you for everything!"
alkahest claps for the IF community!
Gunther writes a note to Emily to hand in her speech until 10am tomorrow or else.
[peanut-gallery] Ellison says, "hehe"
[peanut-gallery] Bishop says (to Iain), "Hee."
[peanut-gallery] kyria79 says, "lol Iain"
Matthew cheers and claps even more.
[peanut-gallery] Yoon says (to Iain), "Groan..."
Jota applauds everyone relevant.
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says (to Iain), "'That's no pocket-sized moon!'"
lpsmith says, "XYZZYnews has reserved the Carousel Bar and Grill for an after-award banquet, which you are all welcome to attend."
Rob says, "how many people were here this time, I wonder"
[peanut-gallery] atholbrose says (to Iain), "just make sure it doesn't scratch your sunglasses"
Rob asks, "how do we get there?"
[peanut-gallery] Storme says (to Sarge), "heeheehee"
lpsmith says, "Directions are: >WEST. NORTH. UP."
Matthew says (to Rob), "We had 86 on at one point."
Bishop leaves the auditorium to the west.
zebulon leaves the auditorium to the west.
Rob says (to Matthew), "whew"
Chrysoula leaves the auditorium to the west.
Artis leaves the auditorium to the west.
Psmith leaves the auditorium to the west.
Storme leaves the auditorium to the west.
Jacqueline leaves the auditorium to the west.
Jaybird leaves the auditorium to the west.
J_J_Guest leaves the auditorium to the west.
Random-Q-Hacker leaves the auditorium to the west.
PeterN goes home.
</PeterN> PeterN has disconnected from ifMUD.
alkahest leaves the auditorium to the west.
boucher leaves the auditorium to the west.
DavidW leaves the auditorium to the west.
Matthew leaves the auditorium to the west.
Iain leaves the auditorium to the west.
two-star leaves the auditorium to the west.
Ghogg leaves the auditorium to the west.
Earth leaves the auditorium to the west.
JessK leaves the auditorium to the west.
[peanut-gallery] BoingBall says, "you want the Death Star on a *stick*"
BoingBall leaves the auditorium to the west.
Kwi leaves the auditorium to the west.
swinners leaves the auditorium to the west.
kyria79 leaves the auditorium to the west.
Steve leaves the auditorium to the west.
Oren leaves the auditorium to the west.
K-Y leaves the auditorium to the west.
[peanut-gallery] Ellison says, "of what I saw, this does seem like a very pleasant award ceremony... good job, all you joke-makers"
eileen leaves the auditorium to the west.
Paolo leaves the auditorium to the west.
atholbrose leaves the auditorium to the west.
liza leaves the auditorium to the west.
Sky leaves the auditorium to the west.
Addreamy leaves the auditorium to the west.
Ced goes home.
</Ced> Pueblo probably crashed again. No, hang on, it didn't. Yes. Wai-
Guest4 leaves the auditorium to the west.
Gunther leaves the auditorium to the west.
Paul leaves the auditorium to the west.
peccable leaves the auditorium to the west.
Adam disappears.
FreakBoy leaves the auditorium to the west.
Lionheart leaves the auditorium to the west.
JoshuaH leaves the auditorium to the west.
Emily goes home.
Markov leaves the auditorium to the west.
Dino disappears through an invisible gap in the MUD. You think you may have heard the sounds of chatting before the gap closed again.
Sarcasmo leaves the auditorium to the west.
[peanut-gallery] Yoon exclaims, "Okay, have to leave no sleep last night. Tkae care all!"
Sargent leaves the auditorium to the west.
Yoon goes home.
ParserGirl leaves the auditorium to the west.
[peanut-gallery] zarf says, "night"
ParserGirl arrives from the west.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "bye"
Jearl leaves the auditorium to the west.
<angrysheep> angrysheep has connected to ifMUD.
[peanut-gallery] JessK says, "bye Yoon"
[peanut-gallery] Chrysoula says, "have fun with infant!"
Grocible leaves the auditorium to the west.
[peanut-gallery] Iain asks (of zarf), "Hey, where's this game you were going to write?"
</atholbrose> Monstaer moppe fleor wyp eallum men in haelle.
Somad goes home.
</Somad> Somad has disconnected from ifMUD.
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "he's working on it!"
BoingBall walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
BoingBall leaves the auditorium to the west.
zarf leaves the auditorium to the west.
[peanut-gallery] Iain says, "Let's all sit and watch him until he finishes it."
Spinster leaves the auditorium to the west.
[jumbotron] PerrySimm w
[jumbotron] PerrySimm n
[jumbotron] PerrySimm u
Guest5 leaves the auditorium to the west.
Photon leaves the auditorium to the west.
[jumbotron] PerrySimm says, "Oops ;-)"
PerrySimm leaves the auditorium to the west.
[peanut-gallery] Iain says, "We'll sit behind him so it's not distracting."
zarf walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
[peanut-gallery] (from Gunther) </zarf> has disconnected.
</Yoon> Yoon has disconnected from ifMUD.
zarf leaves the auditorium to the west.
</eileen> eileen has disconnected from ifMUD.
[peanut-gallery] Ghogg asks, "post-XYZZY speed-IF?"
[peanut-gallery] JessK says, "Good idea Iain."
</angrysheep> angrysheep has disconnected from ifMUD.
RogerCarbol disappears through an invisible gap in the MUD. You think you may have heard the sounds of chatting before the gap closed again.
[peanut-gallery] Bishop exclaims (at Ghogg), "Yay!"
[peanut-gallery] Ellison says, "that's a good idea... I love the look on his face when he's coding containers"
BoingBall walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
BoingBall leaves the auditorium to the west.
[peanut-gallery] Storme asks (of Iain), "'move that black 7 on top of the red 8'?"
[peanut-gallery] Iain says (to Ellison), "Yikes."
ykl leaves the auditorium to the west.
inky leaves the auditorium to the west.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says (to Ellison), "ha ha ha"
mcp leaves the auditorium to the west.
baf screams with his fingers
</baf> Don't worry, he's all right now. I won't let him remember Earth!
</FreakBoy> FreakBoy has disconnected from ifMUD.
</alkahest> alkahest has disconnected from ifMUD.
Ellison is whisked away by a violet beam of violent energy!
Guest1 says, "c"
</J_J_Guest> J_J_Guest has disconnected from ifMUD.
[peanut-gallery] Psmith says (to lpsmith), "Bring the chalkboard with you when you come up."
Guest1 goes home.
</Guest1> Well THAT was certainly... interesting.
ParserGirl disappears through an invisible gap in the MUD. You think you may have heard the sounds of chatting before the gap closed again.
</Paolo> Paolo has disconnected from ifMUD.
Jota leaves the auditorium to the west.
ParserGirl arrives from the west.
[peanut-gallery] zarf says, "the game I was working on is on my hard drive, like it's been for months."
[peanut-gallery] zarf says, "I successfully rearranged some objects."
[peanut-gallery] Ghogg asks, "The equivalent of adding a comma in the morning and taking it out in the afternoon?"
[peanut-gallery] zarf says, "almost"

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