XYZZY Awards Transcript: Winning Games of 2003

Jaybird hollers, "Auditorium now open! East, south, east from the lounge! Come on in!"
Rob finds someone in his seat already.
JessK finds a good seat.
Artis Takes a seat in the back.
Gunther says (to rob), "HA ha"
zarf seats himself
FreakBoy glues self to ceiling.
kyria79 stands near the back
Storme grabs a seat
[peanut-gallery] mcp says, "lots of new folk this year"
Paolo leaves the auditorium to the west.
Bishop says, "Wow, coming to the auditorium was so much faster than last year."
JessK says (to kyria), "Hey you may as well sit down."
[peanut-gallery] RogerCarbol asks, "Who is the MC this year?"
baf pulls up a chandelier and makes himself comfortable.
Gunther says (to Bishop), "we eliminated the maze"
[peanut-gallery] Adam says, "Hammer"
Random-Q-Hacker sits in the folding chair he carries around everywhere.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "Snow"
kyria79 says (to jessk), "I want to keep an eye on all the miscreants"
Rob asks, "but who will watch the ne'er-do-wells?"
Gunther says (to Rob), "Biff and Darren"
[peanut-gallery] zarf says, "This year I will amaze and astound you all by *working on my WIP during the ceremony itself*"
inky says, "hey, Magnus"
[peanut-gallery] mcp says, "i wonder whether our little community is going to start growing massively"
DavidW says, "heh. Nice wainscoting."
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "oooh, ahhh!"
eileen walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice her approaching it from the other side.
[peanut-gallery] mcp says, "tipping point"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther asks, "and *releasing it afterwards*?"
[peanut-gallery] Storme says (to zarf), "ooooh"
[peanut-gallery] JessK says, ""Woot zarf!"
[peanut-gallery] zarf says (to gunther), "well, *afterwards*, yes."
[peanut-gallery] Kwi laughs.
Rob says, "hi eileen"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says (to zarf), "hee hee"
Emmett asks, "Whew, are those last year's winners?"
Gunther says, "we're all winners here"
eileen leaves the auditorium to the west.
[peanut-gallery] Bishop asks, "Anyone up for XYZZYSpeed?"
Rob says, "bye eileen"
Jaybird hollers, "Auditorium now open! East, south, east from the lounge! Come on in!"
Matthew says, "WOO."
Emmett says, "Not me, I just had to put up with a couple crazy IF writers. :)"
eileen exclaims, "hi everyone!!"
Rob says, "hi!!"
Matthew says, "Hey eileen."
mcp says, "yay eileen"
J_J_Guest walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice it approaching it from the other side.
Chrysoula says, "Hello!"
kyria79 says, "hi"
[peanut-gallery] maga says, "I'd love to, but I've got things to do this evening"
Rob claps
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "we should do a voice-conference xyzzy awards next time"
Bishop says, "Hi, eileen."
DorianX walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
Jacqueline says, "Hello, Eileen."
[peanut-gallery] kyria79 asks, "at who's expense?"
J_J_Guest says, "hello"
[peanut-gallery] JessK asks (of kyria), "Isn't voice conference right up your alley?"
Storme says, "hi eileen"
two-star walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice it approaching it from the other side.
[peanut-gallery] Random-Q-Hacker asks, "Xyzzy-speed being what, a race to At End of Road?"
[peanut-gallery] Matthew says (to Gunther), "Now now, if the MUD was good enough for our ancestors, it's good enough for us."
Emmett says, "I was a playtester on 'Slouching Toward Bedlam.'"
zebulon admires the scenery
[peanut-gallery] kyria79 says (to jessk), "and I know what the costs involved are"
[peanut-gallery] Kwi is always up for SpeedIF, but anyone familiar with his SpeedIFs know how many xyzzy-awards you could have in the time he spends writing one.
JessK says, "Yay playtesters."
baf says (to Alex), "STD is standard deviation."
inky looks at Jota.
J_J_Guest says, "thanks, I'll try it"
Emmett says, "This is so cool, though. I'm so happy that IF is alive and well."
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says (to kyria), "with voice-over-IP, zero"
DorianX joins the chorus of the second best.
inky says (to Jota), "hey, nice cummerbund"
DavidW looks at Jota.
Rob looks at Jota.
FreakBoy looks at Jota.
Bishop looks at Jota.
Kwi looks at Jota.
Storme looks at Jota.
Jacqueline looks at Jota.
zebulon looks at Jota.
maga looks at Jota.
JessK looks at Jota
Scott looks at Jota.
[peanut-gallery] RogerCarbol says (to inky), "Cruel."
Rob says, "let the gold balls roll"
kyria79 searches wainscotting
zarf does not look at Jota
two-star looks at Jota.
DorianX walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
Gunther says, "too! many! golden! spheres!"
Random-Q-Hacker does not look at Jota.
Bishop exclaims, "Everybody stare!"
[peanut-gallery] inky says, "hee hee"
Jota says (to inky), "Thanks -- it was hiding in the back of my closet. I almost couldn't find it this year."
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says, "hee haw"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "now look what you started!"
Artis looks away from Jota.
kyria79 looks at Jota.
Gunther says, "well shiver me maintopgallantboom"
inky erases the chalkboard, cleaning things up for this year.
brut goes home.
[peanut-gallery] JessK asks, "Do I have time for refreshments?"
Jaybird says, "Another call..."
Jaybird hollers, "Auditorium now open! East, south, east from the lounge! Come on in!"
Chrysoula looks at Jota.
zebulon tries to avoid staring
Storme says (to Iain), "I saved you a seat!"
DavidW takes a sip of his tea.
[peanut-gallery] Jota says, "Also, transcript-readers will feel so left out, what with neither Ps nor Lieut joining in the stare."
Iain says (to Storme), "Aw."
Gunther says, "speaking of me maintopgallantboom, it's Iain"
[peanut-gallery] Bishop says, "Hey, I periodically cut out to get coffee."
Emmett says, "Daniel Ravipinto just walked by my office, saying 'Doom!'"
maga puts his feet up
Jacqueline takes a seat and sips her champagne.
eileen adjusts her little black dress
[peanut-gallery] (from RogerCarbol) inky says (to Jota), "And I love what you've done with the bell pull."
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says, "ha"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "yeargh"
Artis turns off phone.
Paolo sits down and takes out his notebook
JessK says, "Hello Jacqueline!"
yhlee looks embarrassed.
Gunther says (to Jaybird), "ok, enough"
Ghogg says (to Emmett), "Alas, these aren't the Golden Cybers"
DavidW says, "hey yhlee"
zebulon also turns of his phone
Gunther says, "hey, it's Yoon"
Jacqueline says, "Hello, Jess."
Chrysoula waves at thlee.
Chrysoula Waves at yhlee, too.
Paolo takes a sizeable bite out of his notebook and munches with gusto
yhlee says, "Hello! Yes, I'm here this year."
Gunther asks, "also Magnus?"
DavidW says, "The coolest thing about this is all the cool people."
kyria79 goes to turn off her phone, but then realizes she left it in her other pants
yhlee looks around and fights off vertigo, then grins.
Sargent says, "hey yhlee!"
Grocible wakes up
Gunther says (to kyria79), "EMERGENCY PANTS"
Storme asks (of kyria), "you're wearing pants?"
inky says, "I don't have no other pants, man"
Jacqueline says (to DavidW), "mmhmm"
Rob says, "hidden amongst this crowd is every member of the secret cabal that doesn't exist"
RogerCarbol says, "s/other//"
[peanut-gallery] Random-Q-Hacker says, "After the article, I picture the xyzzy as being a gigantic prompt won by hot anime chyx."
kyria79 realizes she's not wearing any pants
[peanut-gallery] Bishop says, "It's great how people who aren't mudders but are nonetheless involved in the community come around for this. We never see some of these people socially. :-("
maga mutters, "Note to self: eliminate Wheeler"
yhlee exclaims, "Oh no! You'll draw the Cabal Police!"
JessK says, "Hi Yoon too :-)"
Gunther says (to Rob), "and so carelessly named in that inform 6.3 beta post"
Paul says (to Sarcasmo), "Hey there, Star."
Emmett exclaims, "Hey, Sarcasmo!"
Scott goes home.
yhlee exclaims, "Hello Jess!"
Jacqueline says (to maga), "heh"
[peanut-gallery] Bishop says, "Hey, none of the interviewees had blue hair. I feel so cheated."
Artis says, "Mmm... pants."
Ghogg exclaims, "Pants...of....power!"
Sarcasmo says, "Hello"
Scott walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice it approaching it from the other side.
FreakBoy is starting to wonder if gluing himself to the ceiling was a good idea.
neild materializes.
Jacqueline says, "I'm not wearing any pants... but don't get too excited, I still have an evening gown on."
Paolo yay!
Sargent says, "shape of...knickerbockers!"
[peanut-gallery] Storme says, "clearly I need to start writing really good IF"
Kwi pulls a chair out of his box, sits.
DavidW wonders where those rocket pants of destiny are now.
Gunther says (to Jacqueline), "that can never stand"
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "Yes, you do."
alkahest walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice her approaching it from the other side.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "you get the secret Award of Distinction for your AIF"
[peanut-gallery] kyria79 says, "well, someone needs to. I can't."
[peanut-gallery] Storme says, "(okay, my hair isn't blue any more, but it was)"
alkahest says, "hullo"
Artis says, "is dressed in pure ASCII."
[peanut-gallery] Storme says (to Gunther), "ha ha"
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "I'm disappointed that AAS Masters is not up for any awards"
[peanut-gallery] maga says (to Gunther), "I WAS ROBBED"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "also, I hear on the grapevine that AAS will win best new development system"
kyria79 asks (of davidw), "rocket pants of destiny?"
Sarcasmo straightens her tiara
Dino says (to alkahest), "Hello."
[peanut-gallery] Paolo says, "testing... testing..."
[peanut-gallery] Bishop says (to Storme), "Anime-chick blue? I dispbelieve that real people have hair that color, even with heavy chemical assistance."
Jacqueline says (to Sarcasmo), "Watchout... DavidW will take that from you."
[peanut-gallery] JessK straightens her decorative cat.
[peanut-gallery] Chrysoula says (to Bishop), "You would be wrong."
[peanut-gallery] Storme says (to bishop), "I did at one point, but my hair tends to refect blue dye after a few washes"
Jacqueline says (to Gunther), "Sorry to disappoint."
Sarcasmo glues her tiara to her head
[peanut-gallery] Ghogg says, "They might wear wigs all the time."
DavidW says (to kyria), "They first showed up in Banana Apocolypse, then I think Doris de Lightning had them."
[peanut-gallery] RogerCarbol says, "It's kinda odd seeing City of Secrets nominated, purely because it seems like it's been around for so much longer than just a year or so."
Gunther asks, "Sarcasmo is Star Foster?"
[peanut-gallery] Storme says, "er, reject"
J_J_Guest what does emote do?
Sarcasmo says, "Thanks Jacqueline"
[peanut-gallery] maga says (to Bishop), "evidently a sheltered life"
Gunther says (to Jacqueline), "I shall have a word with maga"
Scott goes home.
DavidW says (to Gunther), "yes"
Sarcasmo says, "Gunther yes"
Gunther says (to maga), "word"
peccable waves.
[peanut-gallery] Storme says, "it's been green and red and purple a few times, though"
Emmett says, "Sarcasmo = Star Foster"
J_J_Guest gets it.
Jacqueline says (to Sarcasmo), "Sure thing."
peccable says, ""Hi.""
[peanut-gallery] Chrysoula says, "First you bleach all the color out of it. Then you dye it blue. I have a friend who has had anime-bright hair for like eight years."
Random-Q-Hacker says, "It's a clone of neild."
maga says (to Gunther), "recognise."
neild2 says, "STADIUM BAD ARRRRRR"
DavidW asks, "And peccable is Dan, yes?"
Gunther says (to maga), "well, that's cleared up then"
kyria79 checks watch
Sargent says, "oh no it's the cloned neild_"
peccable says, ""Darn. Found out already.""
alkahest looks around. It's her first XYZZY award ceremony ...
yhlee finds herself a floor cushion and sits, gratefully/gracefully.
zebulon checks watch, clears his throat, expectantly
JessK says, "Hey, that"
[peanut-gallery] Bishop says, "Huh, wow."
Gunther says (to Sargent), "here with his evil electric fingers"
Dino says (to J_J_), "It makes it look like you did something instead of saying something."
kyria79 says (to alkahest), "hey, I'm new here too"
DavidW says, "Sorry. I visit websites."
J_J_Guest thinks he understands now
[peanut-gallery] Storme says, "yeah, the only trouble is that the ends of your hair frazzle after a few bleachings"
Jacqueline leaves her auditorium chair and finds a floor cushion next to Yoon.
Sarcasmo says, "I'm new to this too"
Jacqueline asks (of Yoon), "Champagne?"
yhlee says, "Same here."
Gunther floats gently in midair
Paolo me too
Adam asks, "I am also new here. What is this place called again?"
Artis decided yo watch the awards live for the first time.
KevinL says, "this is my first trip here."
Ghogg says (to Adam), "Earth."
Gunther says (to Adam), "The if mud"
zebulon snaps his fingers, causing a chair of pure light to appear in mid-air.
lpsmith exclaims, "Three minutes! Three minutes to showtime, everyone!"
alkahest says, "to kyria79 I've logded on a few times before ..."
yhlee says (to Jacqueline), "Would be delighted, ma'am. Thank you."
zebulon sits on the chair of light.
kyria79 says (to adam), "crondike insane asylum"
Gunther says (to zebulon), "OW MY EYES"
Addreamy looks around in wonder
maga says, "if y'all aren't going to use the real chairs, I'm going to stretch out."
Scott walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice it approaching it from the other side.
alkahest says, "yarg ..."
zebulon turns down the light level
DavidW says, "I see no chairs here."
Jearl just fricking sits down. God.
Random-Q-Hacker sits in three of the chairs.
Jacqueline says (to maga), "Indeed. Join us here. There's cushions aplenty."
lpsmith disappears through an invisible gap in the MUD. You think you may have heard the sounds of chatting before the gap closed again.
Gunther wears Neo shades.
kyria79 finds a comfortable bean bag to slouch upon
Bishop summons an episcopal throne and a cup of coffee, and takes a seat.
atholbrose walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
Random-Q-Hacker sits in chairs and no chairs.
eileen passes out champagne and Hershey's kisses to the attendees
Jacqueline says (to Gunther), "Hello, Mr. Anderson."
maga says (to Jacq), "personally, I was going to lie across the front row, but since you're inviting..."
Gunther launches into a 30-minute speech about choice and inevitability.
mcp gobbles down the chocolate
JessK says, "Yay eileen!"
Sarcasmo sits awkawardly in an auditorium chair
J_J_Guest makes a pot of tea
[peanut-gallery] Chrysoula says, "Yeah, my friend started out with waist-length hair but now barely manages to keep it shoulder-length."
Emmett exclaims, "Kyria is slouching on a bean-bag... towards Bedlam!"
Ghogg says, "Woo candy"
mnovelli walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
DavidW sits on a personal floatation device.
Gunther says, "hooray for chocolate"
PeterN stands around looking confused.
maga launches into a speech about truth-functionality that got cut out as too incomprehensible for movie audiences.
yhlee says, "if LOGOS shows up, I'm running and hiding..."
alkahest pulls a chair out of the ether and sits on it
Ryan materializes.
Jacqueline says (to maga), "Indeed. I have a bottomless bottle of champagne to share with those sitting near me."
Sarcasmo wishes she had worn jeans instead of an evening gown (even if she does look smashing)
stargirl materializes.
Sargent says (to yhlee), "here, try these earplugs"
Artis sits on the floor, back to the back wall.
boucher materializes.
Storme hastily goes to sit neat Jacqueline
Gunther says (to Jacqueline), "hooray horn of plenty"
DavidW says (to Jacqueline), "ooo. share."
Psmith materializes.
yhlee says (to Sargent), "Now there's a thought."
inky says (to Sargent), "she can't hear you, she has a banana in her ear"
FreakBoy suddenly falls to the ground as his glue fails.
Sargent asks (of inky), "what?"
DGlasser materializes.
maga says (to Gunther), "keep your horn to yourself"
inky says, "hee hee"
Allen materializes.
FreakBoy exclaims, "Aaarggh!"
Gunther says (to maga), "in your ear"
Nate materializes.
Jacqueline says (to Gunther&maga), "Now, now. Boys."
J_J_Guest picks FreakBoy up off the floor
Dave materializes.
Whizzard materializes.
DavidW says, "hey Dave"
Emily materializes.
FreakBoy says, "Thanks."
Oren materializes.
Gunther says, "Whizzard "Whizzard" Wilson!"
DavidW says, "and everybody"
Random-Q-Hacker says, "That banana sure had to go through a difficult puzzle before getting there."
Steve materializes.
Jacqueline says (to Gunther&maga), "It's xyzzy day. Time to set that stuff aside for an hour."
Sarcasmo says (to peccable), "You're looking very spiffy"
peccable says (to sarcasmo), "I know."
Emmett says (to Peccable), "You are a nancy boy."
Gunther asks (of Jacqueline), "I can't fondle him for a whole HOUR?"
Lionheart materializes.
Sarcasmo sticks her tongue out at Peccable
peccable laughs.
lpsmith walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
kyria79 says (to gunther), "just not so others can see"
Jacqueline says (to Gunther), "No. Wait until I'm gone."
DavidW says (to Emmett), "He's not the only one."
J_J_Guest says, "at least there is a ceiling this year"
Gunther asks, "p inky = hey, can you boot jacqueline?"
Gunther says, "oops"
peccable laughs!
Sarcasmo asks (of J_J_guest), "there was no ceiling last year?"
Jacqueline says (to Gunther), "HEY!"
[peanut-gallery] alkahest asks, "is this showing up in the peanut gallery?"
peccable highfives DavidW
JessK says (to j_j), "Yah, the outdoors was fun, but too bright."
kyria79 says (to sarcasmo), "I hear it was outdoors"
Paolo Ceiling? I don't see that here.
[peanut-gallery] atholbrose says, "no"
[peanut-gallery] alkahest says, "ah, good ..."
[peanut-gallery] JessK says (to alka), "Yep."
PeterN asks, "Do I need to join a channel for the ceremony?"
Emmett watches the official handshake
Sarcasmo says (to kyria79), "I bet that was nice"
Sarcasmo sips her champagne
Storme says (to petern), "#peanut-gallery is a good idea"
maga says (to Peter), "I'd advise #peanut-gallery"
DavidW says (to PeterN), "There's #peanut-gallery"
lpsmith says (to Peter), "You can joing the peanut gallery if you like."
Gunther says (to PeterN), "#peanut-gallery for a neverending stream of wisecracks, if you want"
kyria79 says (to sarcasmo), "I bet... I wasn't there."
Rob claps for no reason!
PeterN says, "thanks"
Gunther shows Rob the yellow card.
J_J_Guest says, "I seem to remember there were walls but no ceiling"
[peanut-gallery] kyria79 cracks a wise
Chrysoula jumps up and down.
[peanut-gallery] Random-Q-Hacker | petern joins the channel seven times.
Bishop tosses Chrysoula a carrot.
KevinL asks, "how do I join the peanut-gallery?"
Bishop says, "(no, wait, that's my line)"
JessK will sit for a carrot.
Chrysoula catches! She adjusts her red hat, too!
Gunther says, "type @join #peanut"
Ghogg says, "type @joinc #peanut-gallery"
kyria79 exclaims (at jessk), "don't sit on that carrot!"
Gunther says, "then use "#peanut hello" to talk on it"
Adam has connected.
Guest2 says, "@join #peanut"
KevinL says, "thanks"
DavidW asks, "Does the carrot explode at 80 mph?"
Gunther says, "Guests can't do that without an account"
maga decides he's going to have to be reeeall drunk in order to be gracious to the winners, consumes more champagne
inky says (to Guest2), "you can't join channels as a guest, though -- if you tell me a username I'll make you an account"
kyria79 says (to davidw), "no, it travels through time"
Paul says, "Man, I love these star-studded events."
Bishop says (to DavidW), "No, it just goes back in time."
DavidW says, "Even better"
Gunther says, "mm, studs"
Bishop says, "ARGH TIMING."
zarf gazes at the stars and at the studs
neild says (to Paul), "Except for the part where we're all burned to a crisp by the fiery corona"
Guest2 asks, "Can I have Justin as a username?"
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline asks (of maga), "Ah! So you mean RR is going to win. You admit it, and you're getting ready?"
Ghogg says (to Paul), "and best of all, inky disposes of the papparazzi beforehand and stuffs them in the dumpster"
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "ILAC"
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "But who cares!"
[peanut-gallery] JessK says, "Yay RR!"
Guest1 goes home.
Paul says (to neild), "Sure is pretty up till then, though."
[peanut-gallery] maga says, "boo"
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "I loved RR, myself."
Sargent says (to Ghogg), "If they go in the closet, I hope Graham doesn't mind the company"
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline sticks her tongue out at maga.
neild says, "And last time my fiery corona didn't have any lime. I hate that"
Gunther starts handing out little party treats
[peanut-gallery] Jota says, "Mmm. Even if we assume several folks are ringers, we've still got 70-80 attendees already."
Guest2 goes home.
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "Wow"
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "time for the cabal to start booting people"
kyria79 says (to gunther), "do you have those little cheesie weiners? I just love those"
peccable exclaims, "Yay! Treats!"
Sarcasmo would rather have a party hat than a part treat
Rob claps
Gunther says (to kyria79), "let me look"
[peanut-gallery] zarf says, "Sarge, you *know* there's no cabal"
Gunther produces a box.
Rob says, "inky!!!"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther asks (of Sargent), "yeah, you *of all people* (NNWW) should know that. eh? eh?"
inky gives backstage pass to Ghogg.
Rob applauds senselessly
eileen dims the lights
lpsmith steps forward to the front stage.
kyria79 exclaims (at gunther), "thanks!"
inky gives backstage pass to yhlee.
lpsmith exclaims, "Hello and welcome to the Annual XYZZY awards for the Games of 2003!"
inky gives backstage pass to PeterN.
Jacqueline asks, "Scootch! Wait, why didn't you scootch here?"
inky says, "woo!"
Paul exclaims, "Yay!"
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "I'm sorry, before I can answer that we need to shake hands"
[peanut-gallery] Chrysoula says, "ooh ooh one of my RL friends may come. Yay testers!"
inky claps
JessK says, "Yay!"
Rob says, "hooray!"
FreakBoy cheers!
Paolo Yay!
Sargent says, "Woo! Yay!"
peccable cheers.
Bishop claps.
zebulon claps
Sarcasmo applauds
maga exclaims, "whoop!"
Kwi says, "Woohoo!"
Rob applauds
Chrysoula cheers!
Matthew claps.
J_J_Guest cheers
DavidW says, "yay!"
Sargent spplauds.
Addreamy claps
Guest1 says, "@join #peanut"
Paolo says, "her, yay"
[peanut-gallery] alkahest exclaims, "yay!"
Jota says, "Woot."
lpsmith exclaims, "Our thanks again to Eileen Mullin, founder of XYZZYnews for hosting the event. The year just wouldn't be the same without it!"
[peanut-gallery] Random-Q-Hacker asks, "There's a xyzzy awards for the games of 2003 every year?"
brut says, "eeee-haaaa"
Jacqueline applauds.
yhlee waves her fan enthusiastically.
Guest1 goes home.
kyria79 says, "woo woo woo"
Rob says, "Eileen! rah!"
[peanut-gallery] Bishop says, "HUGE fucking crowd. This transcript will be insane."
[peanut-gallery] alkahest exclaims, "w00t!"
eileen blushes and waves happily
lpsmith applauds Eileen.
Matthew claps.
Rob stands up and claps
Kwi claps.
K-Y applauds.
JessK says, "yay eileen!"
neild exclaims, "Yayy!"
atholbrose whoos.
zebulon applauds Eileen
yhlee cheers Eileen.
Sargent says, "yay Eileen, as seen on Orkut!"
Gunther readies the trebuchet.
Emmett applauds
maga wolf-whistles.
Random-Q-Hacker claps with one hand.
[peanut-gallery] zarf asks, "We have more attendees now than voters, right?"
[peanut-gallery] Adam says (to Bishop), "Especially if they include #fucking"
lpsmith says, "Before we begin, I'd like to remind everyone to keep their arms, legs, and any other appendages in the auditorium at all times. With record attendance expected, but no budget for construction, we instead turned top IF scientists loose on the problem, and the result is the beautiful auditorium you see today..."
eileen exclaims, "I couldn't do it without all of you. Give yourselves a big hand!"
alkahest cheers
[peanut-gallery] neild asks, "What are the rules again - talk here, applaud in the auditorium?"
Sarcasmo claps wildly
JessK applauds
Sargent says, "hand-carved using lasers"
kyria79 cheers
peccable claps.
DavidW claps
[peanut-gallery] baf says, "I know I'm attending but didn't vote."
Rob says, ">GIVE HAND TO SELF"
Chrysoula cheers!
[peanut-gallery] Jota says, "Snark here, cheer in auditorium, yeah."
lpsmith says, "But as they explained to me a few minutes ago, the quantum tunnelers and time dilation nullifiers they used to create this place are not exactly stable, especially on the edges, and may cause unissirf."
Adam says (to Rob), "In private, please"
zebulon applauds somewhat enthusiastically
[peanut-gallery] neild says (to baf), "Me too"
Vodel screams in euphoria
lpsmith pauses, squints at the paper he's holding in his hand, turns it upside-down.
lpsmith says, "Frission, sorry."
Gunther says (to Adam), "snrk"
[peanut-gallery] kyria79 says, ".jessk did this work"
[peanut-gallery] Jota says, "COmments such as 'SPEECH! SPEECH!' and such are to be expected in the room."
[peanut-gallery] Jota says (to baf), "Likewise."
Gunther says (to Adam), "so, are you happy with what you have..."
lpsmith crumples up the paper. "Just, uh, be careful."
eileen says, "hee hee"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "OW! Papercut"
lpsmith exclaims, "So, we begin again, as we do every year, with our first award: Best Use of Medium!"
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says, "Only Markov and Alex in the lounge. Wonder what they'll say about us."
lpsmith exclaims, "And here to present, the dynamic duo, Earth and Sky!"
Rob claps!
Storme says, "yay!"
zebulon yays
peccable cheers!
Gunther says, "hooray"
alkahest claps
FreakBoy cheers.
Jota exclaims, "Woohoo!"
Dino claps
JessK applauds!
kyria79 whistles
Matthew exclaims, "Hooray!"
baf exclaims, "Yay weirdness award!"
Sargent says, "Yay Earth! Yay Sky!"
zarf claps
Jearl says, "woot!"
Paolo exclaims, "yay!"
alkahest claps
DavidW says, "hooray for Earth and Sky!"
Matthew claps.
Rob says, "part 3! part 3!"
inky says, "here to save the day!"
eileen applauds the presenters
J_J_Guest claps!
Sargent says, "Yay Fire and Water as well!"
peccable exclaims, "Yay! Superheros!"
Gunther says, "sandy and windy!"
atholbrose whoos again.
Addreamy claps
Jearl says, "blow something up!"
[peanut-gallery] JessK asks, "Earth, Sky, Star, Storm, what's next?"
Vodel cheers
There is a WHOOSH from above, and a blue-white blur speeds towards the stage. It stops being a blur at the podium, and instead becomes Sky, a college-aged woman in a thick blue body stocking with white streaks.
K-Y applauds
Rob says, "woo!"
lpsmith cheers and yields the stage.
Artis exclaims, "Yay sky!"
Matthew exclaims, "Wow, what an entrance!"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "one of these is a real name though"
Sky says, "Uh, hi everybody. I'm supposed to be presenting this award with my brother Austin. I'm not sure where he--"
KERRRRASH! Bricks fly from the back of the stage, and through the sudden hole in the back wall steps Earth, a man in his twenties wearing another body stocking, this one grey with orange streaks.
alkahest smiles and claps
[peanut-gallery] zarf says, "Just wait until it starts raining zarfs in your home town"
[peanut-gallery] Storme says, "yes indeed"
Earth exclaims, "Oh yeah! Let's present an award!"
Rob says, "ow! brick! in my eye!"
[peanut-gallery] Paolo says, "nice"
Matthew claps.
Kwi cheers.
Sargent says, "EARTH SMASH!"
Sky asks, "'Oh yeah?' What are you, the Kool-Aid man now?"
Ced walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
Gunther says, "The 2004 trend: stockings instead of pants"
[peanut-gallery] JessK says, "I've actually seen papers marked zarf :-)"
Rob claps and squints
zebulon cheers wildly
[peanut-gallery] Adam says (to zarf), "Hallelujah!"
peccable hands Rob a bandaid.
"Well, I thought... I just wanted to make a dramatic entrance." Austin looks sheepish.
J_J_Guest claps!
[peanut-gallery] FreakBoy asks, ""Geez, could they wait until the last awards to destroy the place?"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther asks (of zarf), "tonight for the first time?"
[peanut-gallery] yhlee says, "Definitely need an umbrella..."
[peanut-gallery] Dino says, "pantaloons"
[peanut-gallery] neild exclaims, "It's @tellroom playhouse!"
[peanut-gallery] Jearl asks, "take off the roof and stay in bed?"
[peanut-gallery] Matthew says (to FreakBoy), "Boy, you're just NO fun at all."
Sky looks warily at the ceiling. "You've just incurred a dramatic debt is all. I sure hope this place is insured against acts of superpowered doofuses. Now how about doing the award presentation before you bring this entire auditorium down?"
Rob applauds crazy prose-like dialogue formatting
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "the roof, the roof, the roof is in Rob's eye"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "we don't need no water let the... nah, give him some"
[peanut-gallery] baf asks, "Why do you think they're always whining about the construction budget?"
[peanut-gallery] atholbrose says, "Sgt. Furious"
"Oh, right, of course." Austin steps to the podium and clears his throat. "The XYZZY Award for Best Use Of Medium has a long and controversial history, beginning with a provocative post by Kathleen Fischer back in 1997, which argued that--"
Sky asks, "AUSTIN! Would you please just skip to the good part?"
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says, "I thought the argument was a good part."
Earth looks disgruntled, but agrees. "Yes, empress Emily. The nominees are..."
Bishop wanders off to talk to worried-looking representatives of Damage Control.
[peanut-gallery] maga says, "no, the next award is"
Guest3 walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice it approaching it from the other side.
Guest4 has disconnected.
Guest4 goes home.
[peanut-gallery] (from Gunther) Emily takes notes.
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "Empress Emily of the Land of Brie"
Earth says, "ASCII and the Argonauts, by J. Robinson Wheeler"
[peanut-gallery] Paolo says, "it actually sounded kinda interesting"
peccable cheers.
Sargent applauds.
lpsmith cheers!
[peanut-gallery] zarf says, "okay, I'm saying 'empress emily' for the rest of teh year."
Storme says, "yay Rob!"
Gunther says, "HOORAY"
zebulon cheers
Sarcasmo applauds
kyria79 claps
Matthew exclaims, "WOOOOOOO!"
Bishop exclaims, "Yay ASCII!"
[peanut-gallery] Jota asks, "Hey, should they be giving away their secret identities in front of everybody?"
alkahest claps
Matthew applauds madly.
DavidW claps like Zeus wants him to.
two-star exclaims, "yay!"
Vodel screams in euphoria (again)
atholbrose claps.
JessK applauds ascii
Kwi says, "I love you ASCII!"
Paolo cheers
[peanut-gallery] Matthew falls over.
[peanut-gallery] (from Adam) John W. Kennedy says, "And so am I!"
[peanut-gallery] yhlee asks, "Maybe it's a front and there's a secret *secret* identity?"
Gunther says, "yay ZEUS"
Sky says, "City of Secrets, by Emily Short"
alkahest w00ts!
peccable exclaims, "Yay!"
Rob claps!
Storme says, "yay Emily!"
maga says, "yay"
zebulon applauds
Gunther says, "also yay Empress Emily!"
Matthew applauds and cheers.
JessK claps
Sarcasmo cheers
Addreamy claps
DavidW claps.
lpsmith claps.
yhlee exclaims, "Hurrah!"
Paolo exclaims, "yay Emily"
Sargent says, "woo"
FreakBoy x sky
Sargent says, "City of Multiple Windows"
alkahest exclaims, "yay Emily!"
Jacqueline says, "Woo"
Bishop says, "Yay CoS"
atholbrose exclaims, "wuzz!"
[peanut-gallery] baf says, "Nice timing on the "secret secret" ref"
Gunther says (to Sargent), "now you gave away the secret, dammit"
brut goes home.
Sky begins to take a bow, then realizes they're cheering a different Emily.
[peanut-gallery] Bishop says, "Hee."
Kwi cheers wildly, slightly belated.
[peanut-gallery] yhlee says, "That was unintentional."
Earth says, "Narcolepsy, by Adam Cadre"
Rob applauds!
Sarcasmo claps
Vodel turns on applause machine and sits back for a nap
inky says, "Zzz!"
kyria79 cheers
peccable applauds.
Jearl says, "woot!"
zebulon exclaims, "yay!"
lpsmith starts to cheer, but falls aslep.
Addreamy claps
alkahest exclaims, "yay Adam!"
Matthew applauds and cheers again.
Storme says, "yay Adam!"
Gunther starts applauding but falls asleep
Rob laughs
yhlee smiles and claps.
[peanut-gallery] zarf says (to yh), "No no -- always take credit and smile mysteriosuly"
Sargent says, "Yay!"
DavidW applauds.
Paolo exclaims, "Yayay!"
Gunther says, "dammit"
lpsmith says (to Gunther), "HA ha"
Artis covers ears.
Matthew kick's Gunther's chair.
JessK claps
[peanut-gallery] yhlee smiles mysteriously.
Gunther says (to Matthew), "ah, but I have no chair"
Sky says, "Slouching Towards Bedlam, by Daniel Ravipinto and Star Foster"
Bishop exclaims, "Yay Glulx thingies!"
[peanut-gallery] Bishop says, "Eek the lag."
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "inky wins"
inky starts sleeping but falls into applause.
DavidW says, "I liked the puffy window."
zebulon claps wildly
alkahest exclaims, "w00t w00t w00t!"
peccable smiles.
[peanut-gallery] Matthew asks (of Gunther), "And you must sit?"
Rob claps
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "uh oh, sudden lag"
Paolo exclaims, "yay Slouching"
yhlee applauds.
Sargent plays a recording of him applauding.
DavidW claps as lag allows.
lpsmith starts slouching but sleeps into applause.
Gunther says, "mm, bedlam#"
Bishop exclaims, "Woo Slouching!"
Matthew applauds and cheers yet more still.
Jearl claps
kyria79 slouches further
alkahest exclaims, "yay Bedlam!"
Emmett asks, "How do I leave peanut-gallery?"
inky says (to Emmett), "@leavec #peanut"
DavidW says, "yay steampunk!"
Addreamy claps some more
neild says (to Emmett), "@shell"
Earth says, "...and To Hell in a Hamper, by J. J. Guest"
Scott exclaims, "yay Poodle!"
zebulon applauds
Rob applauds
Matthew claps.
FreakBoy cheer!
eileen applauds all the nominees
lpsmith cheers!
Gunther applauds.
Sargent claps.
FreakBoy cheers!
kyria79 exclaims, "yeah hell!"
yhlee claps.
JessK cheers
Sarcasmo applaud
Chrysoula cheers all the nominees!
inky says, "balloon! mummy! trombone!"
DavidW claps for poodleboy
Storme claps
K-Y applauds
Ceryle claps.
Rob says, "Aunt Gertie!"
atholbrose yay! YAY!
alkahest claps for all the nominees!
Addreamy applauds
Gunther says, "palimpsest!"
Vodel exclaims, "The Nominess will triumph!"
Sky says, "...and the XYZZY goes to..."
Rob claps more
kyria79 waits with baited breath
Jacqueline leans forward.
KA-BOOM! There is a brilliant lightning flash that blinds you for a moment, and when your vision returns, water vapor trails hang in the air, forming letters that read:
atholbrose anticipates...
Gunther says, "rob rob rah rah rah"
J_J_Guest bites nails
ASCII And The Argonauts, by J. Robinson Wheeler
yhlee blinks to clear her vision.
[peanut-gallery] kyria79 exclaims, "so dramatic!"
Rob says, "!!"
Gunther says, "YES!!!"
Jota claps.
inky says, "yay!!!"
Sargent says, "Yay Rob!"
peccable exclaims, "YAY!"
Storme says, "yay!!!"
Bishop applauds wildly!
Chrysoula says, "WOOOHOO!!!!"
JessK says, "hurray for ascii!!!"
Paolo exclaims, "YAY argonauts!"
zarf says, "Yay"
DavidW says, "YES!!"
Sarcasmo Applauds wildly
yhlee exclaims, "Congratulations!"
Chrysoula says, "Yay Rob!"
lpsmith exclaims, "Yaaay!"
alkahest exclaims, "!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Storme says, "huzzah for Rob!"
Jacqueline says, "Hooray for ROB!"
Addreamy applauds wildly
J_J_Guest claps!
Guest4 exclaims, "Hooray!"
Sargent says, "Speech! Speech! And only use ASCII!"
Earth says, "Neat trick."
Ghogg exclaims, "go old school!"
zebulon cheers
Matthew jumps to his feet and starts applauding like there's no tomorrow.
Chrysoula says, "Yay SPeedIF!"
eileen applauds wildly
FreakBoy cheers.
Dino says (to Rob), "Congratulations."
Matthew exclaims, "BEST AWARD EVER!"
Rob jumps up from his seat like Roberto Benigni
alkahest exclaims, "ya yay yay!"
Sky says, "That's called 'skywriting'."
Kwi says, "WOOO! ASCII!!"
DavidW says, "Congratulations Rob!"
Vodel applauds a lot
Bishop exclaims, "Hooray SpeedIF!"
Sargent says (to Sky), "boo"
inky says (to Sky), "hee hee"
Chrysoula says, "Ooh! Ooh! Kiss Sky!"
alkahest says, "congrats, rob"
JessK says, "Well done sky"
Rob runs up on stage, trying not to trip.
J_J_Guest cheers!
atholbrose says, "yay ROB"
zebulon waves a golden fleece
Sky gives Best Use of Medium trophy to Rob.
[peanut-gallery] Matthew exclaims, "Roberto Benigni... Rob... coincidence? I THINK NOT!"
Rob says (to Sky), "Thanks!"
Matthew cheers and cheers and cheers.
[peanut-gallery] yhlee says, "I really should've brought those earplugs..."
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "Yay Zeus! Meet me in the Carousel Lounge in the form of a bull after the show!"
Storme says, "two-word parser-style SPEECH!"
Rob says, "Thanks to everybody who voted for this silly game"
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "Oh, wait."
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "I AM IN A VERY FULL AUDITORIUM! THERE IS A ROB UP ON STAGE!"
Sky asks, "My pleasure, artist-guy. Maybe you could... draw me sometime?"
[peanut-gallery] zarf says, "eek"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says (to Jacqueline), "my pleasure"
Guest5 says, "@join #peanut"
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says, "hahaha"
[peanut-gallery] Adam says, "Oh my"
Rob says (to Sky), "rowr"
[peanut-gallery] Matthew exclaims (at Sargent), "YES!"
Jaybird drops Note for the Xyzzy awards.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "also, now I can't help but think "FORM OF... A BULL""
Sky blushes.
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "ha"
[peanut-gallery] Matthew says (to Gunther), "Hee hee."
Rob says, "The only story I have to share is that last week, I was digging around on my old Apple II disks from 20 years ago, which had my first experiments with IF"
Rob says, "And to my surprise, they all looked just like ASCII and the Argonauts"
zebulon smiles, whistfully
lpsmith laughs.
[peanut-gallery] Paolo says, "HE IS WELL PLEASED"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "YOU CAN SEE: *AWARD*"
yhlee grins.
Rob says, "So in fact it wasn't a Scott Adams parody, it was just a summoning of my sense of humor as a 12 year old"
Guest6 says, "hi all from Italy :D"
Guest5 asks, "whip jota excuse me, do you know how I can join the peanut gallery?"
Rob says, "anyway, thanks!!!"
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says, "mm-hm"
Jacqueline grins.
Sargent says (to Rob), "You're welcome!"
Rob returns to his seat, waving the award over his head
Gunther says, "do not whip the Jota!"
Storme says (to Rob), "yay!"
Matthew applauds and cheers wildly.
Jacqueline says, "Way to go, Rob."
DavidW says, "Thanks for the game, Rob!"
alkahest cheers for stuff IFers did in their pree-teen years
Chrysoula says, "Yay Rob!"
Psmith says (to Rob), "Yay!"
Gunther says (to Rob), "rah rah rah"
zebulon cheers
Sarcasmo congratulates Rob
[peanut-gallery] Dino asks (of Rob), "Seriously, those disks still readable?"
JessK says, "Congrats Rob!""
Matthew exclaims, "YAY ROB and YAY ASCII AND THE ARGONAUTS!"
peccable cheers.
zarf claps
Addreamy cheers
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "yep"
lpsmith cheers, and approaches the stage again.
Random-Q-Hacker says, "hit the jota with the whip instead."
K-Y applauds
DavidW says, "Rob Rob Rob"
atholbrose claps and whoos.
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "That's so cool."
zebulon exclaims, "Yay two-word parsers!"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "that was the first surprise of the evening"
JoshuaH claps.
[peanut-gallery] JessK says, "1:50 and 1 out of 10 awards."
Bishop exclaims, "Hooray for adolescence and other silliness!"
lpsmith coughs in all the smoke.
alkahest claps for rob and the game
kyria79 yawns, but recovers with more applause
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "I'm so pleased"
[peanut-gallery] Matthew says (to Gunther), "I hope it's not all downhill from here."
[peanut-gallery] yhlee says, "I think I was, what, 5 years old at the time? I feel callow..."
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "I really didn't know what my chances were"
[peanut-gallery] Dino says, "Damn I have to check on some of my earliest code, also on Apple][ media."
two-star clap clap clap clap. clap. clap.
Guest5 says, "@joinc #peanut-gallery"
[peanut-gallery] Matthew exclaims, "But at least the best game of the year got one award!"
Gunther says (to guest5), "guests can't join that"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "heh, thanks matthew"
Guest5 sighs.
[peanut-gallery] alkahest says, "i don't recall where my first game is ..."
Guest5 says, "sorry. :)"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "the best retro game of the year, at least"
lpsmith exclaims, "Congratulations, Rob!"
[peanut-gallery] alkahest says, "but i know it was written in BASIC :)"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "we'll find out what best game is LATER TODAY"
Guest5 goes home.
[peanut-gallery] Matthew says (to Gunther), "WELL WE'LL SEE ABOUT THAT NOW WON'T WE."
lpsmith says, "Next up, we have the award for Best Individual PC."
Matthew claps.
[peanut-gallery] baf says, "I remember my first game. It was a goldskull-like triviality called Frog Adventure."
Rob claps
zebulon cheers
Gunther says, "Renee Zellweger! Oh wait"
FreakBoy cheers!
Addreamy claps
peccable claps.
[peanut-gallery] Iain says (to Rob), "Woohoo, well done."
JessK yays.
Sargent says, "woo"
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "My first game, 10 print "Jacqueline is so cool." 20 goto 10, was not very interactive, but I enjoyed it immensely at age 8."
kyria79 screams with pleasure
lpsmith exclaims, "And here to present, the winner from last year, Pierre!"
[peanut-gallery] Rob beams
[peanut-gallery] Iain says, "And not well done to Roob or Roo as I nearly typed."
[peanut-gallery] Matthew says (to Jacqueline), "Ha ha ha."
J_J_Guest claps!
Sarcasmo exclaims (at Gunther), "Johnny Depp!"
Chrysoula eeks.
Gunther says, "Ello Pierre!"
Sarcasmo applaud
Sarcasmo applauds
Paolo claps
zebulon applauds Pierre
Pierre steps to the podium
[peanut-gallery] Spinster asks, "Uh. Where is everyone?"
[peanut-gallery] Bishop, to his shame, doesn't even remember what game won last year.
Storme says, "woo, Pierre!"
Vodel exclaims, "Look to the west on the third day!"
[peanut-gallery] Matthew says (to Spinster), "The auditorium."
[peanut-gallery] inky says (to Spinster), "type XYZZY"
[peanut-gallery] Storme says, "Savoir-Faire"
Spinster walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice Spinster approaching it from the other side.
[peanut-gallery] alkahest says, "mine was a lot like a day for soft food, but written by a nine-year old in BASIC"
Pierre bows professionally.
[peanut-gallery] baf says, "e s e from the Lounge"
DavidW bows to Pierre.
[peanut-gallery] Bishop says, "Ah."
Matthew claps.
kyria79 concentrates, and disappears.
kyria79 walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice her approaching it from the other side.
[peanut-gallery] Spinster says, "Personally I hope 'Rape Pillage Galore' wins."
maga says, "PIERRE"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "mine was a CYOA"
[peanut-gallery] yhlee says, "Oh dear."
Pierre says, "Good afternoon."
Rob says, "ZUT ALORS"
[peanut-gallery] alkahest says, "it was about my kitty :)"
Sargent says, "JE SUIS UN ROBO"
Gunther says (to Rob), "Thanks, BrenBarn"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says (to Sargent), "yay!"
Gunther says, "SACRE BLEU"
Storme says (to SArgent), "VICHY"
Sargent says, "RAR"
[peanut-gallery] JessK says (to Gunther), "mine too"
DavidW says (to Pierre), "You still got it."
Storme says, "yay"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says (to gunther), "I couldn't help myself!"
Jacqueline says, "MON DIEU! C'EST PIERRE!"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says (to Rob), "here, have my astrolabe"
Pierre says, "I have taken your host's kind invitation to come here and present the 2003 award for Best Individual PC, but first I have some business to attend to."
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "And he's not speaking French. Damn."
maga exclaims (at Pierre), "it had better be smooch-related!"
peccable uh-ohs.
Pierre straightens seriously.
[peanut-gallery] yhlee says, "Helas."
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "c'est la vie"
[peanut-gallery] inky says (to Jacqueline), "he's subtitled"
[peanut-gallery] Bishop says, "Hmm, having Rob's game win reminds me: was the wacky Hamlet on the list of games this year? That had almost as much retro charm as ASCII."
[peanut-gallery] kyria79 exclaims, "what's more important than these awards?!"
Chrysoula sighs dreamily.
Sarcasmo looks concerned
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "He's going to want us to take up a collection for him"
[peanut-gallery] Jota says, "(Grr. I spend my attention carefully replying to Guest5 explaining about Guests not being able to join channels and creating characters and how to whisper, and he just does an @joinc and leaves.)"
[peanut-gallery] brut says, "Chuvaki, neuzheli net russkih sovsem, a to i podelitsa ne s kem :("
eileen peers nervously over her playbill
[peanut-gallery] JessK asks (of Bishop), "Wasn't that this year?"
Pierre says, "It is a matter of grave -- dare I say, criminal -- concern, regarding a certain egregious culinary error that was brought to my attention."
KevinL goes home.
Matthew exclaims, "!"
Storme says, "oh no!"
peccable asks, "Does it involve cheese?"
Rob gasps
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says (to brut), "um, er... polyushko pole, tovarich"
zebulon gasps, twice
Pierre says, "Involving something known as 'Cheez Whiz'."
[peanut-gallery] Bishop says, "Yeah, that's why I wondered."
Emmett says, "Someone got peanut butter in his chocolate."
Storme says, "aie!"
inky says, "ha ha ha"
lpsmith peers back into the kitchen
Matthew exclaims, "!!"
Rob says, "hee hee hee"
Pierre grimaces visably
yhlee exclaims, "Oh no!"
Sargent says, "ha!"
peccable turns ashen.
inky says (to Pierre), "it's Sargent's fault!"
Gunther crosses self.
Jacqueline says, "Oh no."
maga exclaims, "le horreur!"
Vodel weeps openly, then stops
DavidW says, "We need! more! hollandise sauce!"
Sargent says (to inky), "Those were bacon bars, I swear!"
[peanut-gallery] brut (to gunther) ))))))
Kwi shrieks in horror.
[peanut-gallery] Bishop says, "Nem ert'em, bocs'anat."
yhlee asks, "Ils mangent comme les vaches espagnoles?"
[peanut-gallery] maga says, "bork bork bork"
Gunther says, "fechez la vache!"
Pierre says, "Yes. Yes. And I thought it my solemn duty to rectify this situation by presenting something much more palatable. Hence:"
Pierre says, "Courgette & Brie soup: Add diced Brie to courgettes and onion simmered in chicken or vegetable stock. Purie, reheat and garnish with extra diced brie and crispy grilled bacon, cut into strips."
JessK whets her lips
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says (to Gunther), "le yay!"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "hee hee"
[peanut-gallery] (from Gunther) Pierre says, "Vichysoisse soup avec rat hair"
Rob says, "mmm!"
J_J_Guest exclaims, "hooray for cheese!"
zebulon makes mental note of recipe
[peanut-gallery] maga says, "YAY"
Storme says, "hey, I make that soup quite often!"
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says, "le yipe"
Sarcasmo feels her stomach growl (She really should have eaten before squeezing herself into this dress)
[peanut-gallery] Adam says (to Gunther), "That was a last-minute change, by the by"
BoingBall walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
alkahest exclaims, "SOUP !!!!!!!!!!!!!"
[peanut-gallery] Matthew asks, "What are courgettes?"
Sargent says, "that contains no process cheese food product whatsoever!"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says (to Adam), "excellent"
[peanut-gallery] Bishop says, "Small courges."
[peanut-gallery] baf says, "Zucchini"
[peanut-gallery] Adam says, "Originally it was just a regular soup, which became 'rat stew'"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "zucchini"
[peanut-gallery] Matthew says, "Ah."
[peanut-gallery] Storme says, "(I am not kidding, I do make that soup)"
[peanut-gallery] brut says (to gunther), "Bronja krepka, i tanki nshi bistri"
lpsmith cheers courgettes, with the accomplished aplomb of someone who knows what they are.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says (to Adam), "it's so much funnier"
Pierre says (to Sargent), "And I expect you to be more responsible with your culinary choices in the future."
[peanut-gallery] maga asks (of Storme), "where do you get your rat?"
[peanut-gallery] Adam says, "But the higher-ups at Lucasarts were concerned that might disturb some people"
Rob claps
[peanut-gallery] Storme says, "not *that* soup"
[peanut-gallery] Paul says, "Yay xyzzy recipes! I see a cookbook in our future..."
[peanut-gallery] Bishop says, "I remember courgettes as something Storme talks about more than the rest of us, for some reason."
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says (to brut), "sorry, I don't actually speak Russian"
Sargent says (to Pierre), "I thank you for the correction, and will merely note that I don't *eat* these foods, I merely encourage others to do so."
[peanut-gallery] yhlee says, "Now I'm starting to be embarrassed about my cooking."
lpsmith laughs.
[peanut-gallery] Storme says (to bishop), "that's because they're nummy"
Pierre says, "Now, on to the other matter at hand, the nominees for Best Individual PC (player character) are:"
(From Gunther) Sargent sprays Pierre with Cheez Whiz
DavidW says, "Sarge: Cheez Whiz spokesperson."
Guest5 walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice it approaching it from the other side.
alkahest claps
[peanut-gallery] brut says (to gunther), "that's just a song about war 2"
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "Cheez Whiz Are It"
Pierre says, "The PC in Episode in the Life of an Artist, by Peter Eastman."
Rob claps!
zebulon cheers
alkahest all your cheez are belong to us
peccable cheers.
Addreamy claps
Sarcasmo claps
Gunther claps.
alkahest claps
DavidW claps.
Storme applauds
Matthew claps.
zarf cheez
J_J_Guest exclaims, "hoorah!"
Sargent says, "yay!"
lpsmith claps!
Paolo says, "yay artist"
two-star cheers.
Paul exclaims, "Yay Autist! Er, Artist!"
yhlee cheers.
atholbrose cheezes... er, cheers.
kyria79 whistles
Photon walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
alkahest exclaims, "yay!"
yhlee laughs.
Pierre says, "The chef in Gourmet, by Aaron Reed."
Rob claps!
Jearl claps
zebulon claps
Addreamy claps
alkahest exclaims, "yay!"
Matthew claps.
Gunther applauds.
JessK says, "yay chef"
Paul claps
Storme applauds more
peccable cheers!
DavidW claps.
FreakBoy cheers!
Paolo exclaims, "YAY CHEF!"
kyria79 claps
JoshuaH appluads.
Sarcasmo applauds
lpsmith exclaims, "Zut alors!"
Sargent says, "woo!"
Vodel claps
Rob says, "hurrah"
yhlee appluads.
Spinster whistles.
atholbrose claps and claps.
Paul exclaims, "Yay retro chef!"
Dino claps
Gunther says, "VOUS ETRE UN CHEF"
J_J_Guest exclaims, "hooray for cheese! and Lobster!"
alkahest w00t!
Pierre says, "Eugene Oregon in Narcolepsy, by Adam Cadre."
Bishop says, "WHAT YOU ARE!""
Rob applauds!
lobster clacks his claws
Jacqueline claps.
Matthew applauds.
Addreamy claps
Jearl says, "zzz!"
DavidW claps.
Paul exclaims, "Yay sleepy guy!"
BoingBall claps
yhlee claps.
zebulon cheers wildly
Scott claps
Spinster jumps around
Sargent says, "Yay Eugene"
Sarcasmo claps
atholbrose whooooooooos.
JoshuaH claps.
Paolo exclaims, "go Euguene!"
Jacqueline scoots away from the lobster.
Gunther says, "yoogene!"
alkahest exclaims, "yay eugene!"
lpsmith cheers!
Pierre says, "Enra in Shadows on the Mirror, by Chrysoula Tzavelas."
yhlee eyes the lobster hungrily.
Matthew claps.
Guest3 applauds with enthusiasm.
Addreamy claps
DavidW claps.
Sarcasmo applauds
maga says, "yay"
Sargent says, "yay"
Paolo claps
Storme says, "yay"
Jacqueline applauds loudly.
Photon disappears because his wave function has suddenly collapsed.
kyria79 pulls out a noise maker from new year's and goes crazy with it
zebulon claps
alkahest claps
Gunther says, "yay shady mirror"
peccable claps.
atholbrose applauseseses.
Bishop exclaims, "Woo weird psychic chyk!"
lpsmith applauds!
yhlee exclaims, "Hurrah!"
Paul Yay mysterious PC!
Spinster getting tired of clapping here.
JessK says, "yay enra!""
Rob applauds
Photon walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
Jearl claps
Pierre says, "And lastly, Dr. Thomas Xavier in Slouching Towards Bedlam, by Daniel Ravipinto and Star Foster."
Rob claps
Sargent applauds.
Addreamy claps
zebulon cheers
Jearl says, "woot!"
kyria79 cheers
inky says (to Spinster), "the trick is to pace yourself"
JessK claps
Jacqueline claps.
yhlee claps.
Spinster says, "Hoorj"
Gunther says, "yay Patrick Stewart"
Paolo cheers
DavidW claps a little louder.
Storme applauds
Vodel murmurs apologies, says something about pressing engagements and slips quietly out the back
alkahest yay!
Paul exclaims, "Yay Professor X! Er, Dr. X!"
Emmett cheers wildly
peccable laughs.
Matthew applauds loudly.
Bishop laughs.\
inky claps
eileen applauds all of the nominees
Vodel congratulates all the nominess and winners
lpsmith yells "But he d--" He is immediately swarmed by the spoiler police.
Rob asks, "wait, is that the PC or is it ... something else ...?"
Rob says, "rrarr"
inky says, "oooOooo"
Vodel goes home.
Rob claps instead
Pierre says, "And the winner is...."
FreakBoy starts drumroll.
alkahest claps for the poor doctor
Paul exclaims (at lpsmith), "Ha!"
Gunther says, "MYSTERIOUS"
Pierre takes out a snuffbox
Random-Q-Hacker says, "/announceawardyes/"
Paolo says, "don't make xavier speak if he wins"
alkahest is on the edge of her seat ,,,
Jearl swwons from the excitement
peccable laughs.
Emmett nominatedforawardmustdressnicely
Matthew says (to Random-Q-Hacker), "Yay."
Chrysoula bites nails
yhlee gets out her banan--earplugs.
Pierre opens his snuffbox, causing his envelope to open and burst with confetti
inky says (to Paolo), "ha ha"
Sargent says, "man, if Xavier wins, I won't be listening to next year's presentation"
Jearl says, "yay!"
Gunther says, "mm, confetti"
brut goes home.
Sarcasmo laughs
FreakBoy continues drumroll.
Pierre reads his envelope
kyria79 is still waiting
Pierre says, "The PC in Episode in the Life of an Artist, by Peter Eastman."
Rob says, "whoa!"
inky says, "!"
peccable cheers!
Rob claps!
Guest4 exclaims, "Hooray!"
Matthew claps.
Gunther says (to Pierre), "*inside* the envel... oh, you got it"
Paolo exclaims, "YAY ARTIST!"
Sarcasmo applauds
Addreamy claps thunderously, totally thrilled
Bishop applauds.
JessK says, "YAY"
lpsmith exclaims, "Whoo!"
inky says, "dark horse!"
maga says, "boo"
Guest2 goes home.
Emmett applauds
eileen applauds madly
FreakBoy applauds.
DavidW says, "wow."
yhlee exclaims, "Congratulations!"
K-Y applauds
zebulon conjures up some birlliant fireworks
Sargent says, "yay!"
alkahest cheers and goes wild!!!!!!!
kyria79 says, "waHOO"
Paul exclaims, "RIGHT ON! I loved that PC!"
Rob says, "unexpected new guy!"
Storme applauds the winner
Jearl applauds
JessK says, "whoa again"
zarf says, "yay"
Gunther applauds.
Spinster exclaims, "Boo! I mean, Yay!"
Jota claps.
two-star says, "Yay."
atholbrose applauds!
DavidW claps.
J_J_Guest exclaims, "yay!"
JoshuaH claps.
Rob asks, "who needs eggs anyway?"
Bishop exclaims, "Hooray unexpectedness!"
Sargent says, "Congrats to the non-ageless, non-faceless, non-genderless adventurer!"
DorianX says, "A little while ago, someone called my home"
inky says, "hee hee"
Iain asks (of Sargent), "Not non-adventurer?"
alkahest exclaims, "YAY!!!!!!!!"
zebulon exclaims, "Yay non-ageless, non-faceless, non-genderless adventurers!"
Paolo says, "I guess he must be a great talker"
Gunther says (to sarg), "AKA Nanf Nga"
Rob applauds
[peanut-gallery] Kwi says, "Wow, fast scrolling..."
JessK goes home.
lpsmith asks, "Do we have a Peter Eastman in the audience?"
Guest4 is eaten by a grue.
[peanut-gallery] Kwi could use a grep-tool right now.
[peanut-gallery] Iain says, "Yeah, 80s Nintendo games have nothing on us."
Gunther says, "me me no wait"
Photon applauds.
[peanut-gallery] kyria79 asks, "jess, where did you go?"
brut goes home.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says (to kwi), "you can always read the blackboard"
two-star says, "Time to get the cardboard and the xacto knife."
[peanut-gallery] kyria79 sighs in relief
Rob checks under his seat
inky says, "maybe Grocible could accept on behalf of Kodak"
[peanut-gallery] yhlee says, "Kerowyn, Kerowyn, where are you going...whoops, wrong setting."
alkahest claps and claps and claps and claps ...
Guest4 waves to jessk! <-- Quintin Stone
(From Adam) Grocible says, "He's behind the picture frame."
[peanut-gallery] Chrysoula says (to yhlee), "Yay!"
Gunther says, "hee hee"
J_J_Guest says, "hello Quintin"
JessK says, "Yay Quintin! Good to see you!"
lpsmith says, "Well, thank you Peter Eastman, wherever you are."
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "I thought q-stone was q-stone, not a guest"
DavidW claps.
[peanut-gallery] Bishop says, "So did I."
[peanut-gallery] inky says, "yeah, me too"
lpsmith says, "We'll give your award to the guy with a chicken on his head."
[peanut-gallery] Kwi says (to Gunther), "Hey, thanks for reminding me! That's neat."
Gunther says, "Speech! Speech!"
[peanut-gallery] Spinster says, "I think XYZZY awards is doing a 'return to origins' thing."
Guest4 says, "I'm on vacation, not able to connect to my normal acct."
peccable says, ""Yay!""
Sargent says, "Where have you gone, Peter Eastman? Heaven holds a place for those who don't really do much of anything."
[peanut-gallery] Paul exclaims, "One of them must be an IMPOSTOR!"
[peanut-gallery] maga exclaims (at Spinster), "hooray for crap!"
lpsmith says, "I'm sure he'll give it to you."
alkahest exclaims, "yay guy with chicken on head!!!"
[peanut-gallery] Paolo says, "nice surprising awards"
[peanut-gallery] kyria79 exclaims, "bring in the imposter police!"
yhlee exclaims, "go chickens!"
Rob says, "yay chicken guy!"
[peanut-gallery] Bishop says, "Yeah, so far this is pleasantly surprising."
Gunther says (to yhlee), "that's what they say in Thailand"
Emmett claps and b'gocks
lpsmith says, "Well, without further ado, on to our next award which is..."
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "Hm. I'm mixed on the pleasantness of it all."
lpsmith consults his list.
[peanut-gallery] alkahest says, "CHICKen ... CHICKen ... CHICKen ..."
kyria79 cheers
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "unlike the oscars"
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "But that's just me."
Pierre bows unobtrusively
Pierre leaves the auditorium to the west.
Gunther says, "adieu!"
Sargent says (to Pierre), "Wait! You forgot your summer sausage with velveeta!"
lpsmith exclaims, "Best Individual NPC, as presented by Dan Shiovitz, aka 'inky'!"
zebulon applauds Pierre
yhlee exclaims, "Bon voyage!"
Matthew claps.
Jacqueline says, "Adi - il n'est pas ici encore!"
Rob says, "hooray!"
Matthew exclaims, "WOO INKY!"
Sargent says, "yay inky!"
Chrysoula says (to Sargent), "You say that now!"
inky walks up on stage.
Paul claps for inky.
DavidW says, "Goodbye Pierre. We'll always have... Paris."
inky says, "hi everyone!"
[peanut-gallery] FreakBoy says, "cheers."
BoingBall says, "yay inky"
Storme says, "woo, an inky"
Matthew claps and cheers.
Gunther says, "inky is my favourite npc"
Jota asks, "What was inky an NPC in last year?"
alkahest exclaims, "yay inky!"
[peanut-gallery] Spinster says, "Well, I personally slept with each of the judges to ensure my nomination."
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says (to Chrysoula), "I know better than to say it when he's here!"
kyria79 exclaims, "go inky!"
zebulon claps
maga says, "king of scootch"
Dino exclaims, "Yay, inky!"
[peanut-gallery] JessK asks, "Who won last year for NPCs?"
Emmett says, "Best Anti-Aliased Font"
Bishop exclaims, "Woo, inky!"
Paolo says, "yay inky"
atholbrose exclaims, "inky!"
Kwi says, "Woo!"
yhlee exclaims, "w00t!"
Sargent says (to Jota), "Being Andrew Plotkin Being Dan Shiovitz in You Are a Chef"
Gunther says, "you hear AWARD from WEST"
Chrysoula says, "Yay inky!"
Guest4 says, "Yay, inkly"
Rob says, "yay"
K-Y applauds for inky
kyria79 whistles
inky says (to Jota), "Boldo was scheduled to do it, but I'm afraid he's kind of laid up at the moment after a mishap trying to get the Jewelled Eye of Wossname"
[peanut-gallery] Psmith says, "Boldo"
[peanut-gallery] Bishop says, "Some day I need to put a MUDder in a game and win Best NPC with it, so I can co-opt their identity."
inky says, "anyway, without further ado"
Matthew says, "Aww."
Jearl mutters, "I don't get it."
DavidW says, "hee"
inky fumbles with the envelope.
[peanut-gallery] zarf says, "hah"
[peanut-gallery] Paolo says, "poor boldo"
J_J_Guest puts a chicken on his head.
NamelessAdventurer exclaims, "boo! boo!"
Kwi says, "Aiee!"
NamelessAdventurer climbs up on stage.
[peanut-gallery] Paolo says, "they could have taken musculo though"
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "I was waiting for Musclo to get brained by Rob waving his award"
Rob gives NamelessAdventurer a band-aid
inky asks (of Nameless), "hey, what are you doing?"
[peanut-gallery] Paul exclaims, "It's a coup!"
[peanut-gallery] BoingBall says, "I shall rename myself Boldo so that evil does not triumph"
[peanut-gallery] baf asks, "Didn't Zarf get a best NPC nomination?"
DavidW says, "I haven't seen Nameless in ages."
NamelessAdventurer asks (of sa), "boo! what is this? a *player* giving the Best NPC award?"
[peanut-gallery] Psmith says (to Paolo), "Musculo should be scheduled for Best NPCs."
Guest7 says, ""Gimme a... J.J. Guest! Woo.""
[peanut-gallery] Storme asks, "and best PC?"
Gunther says, "BREAKING NEWS: NamelessAdventurer confirmed to be Guy Phillipe!"
inky says (to Nameless), "sheesh, you can't even type"
J_J_Guest exclaims, "Wooo!"
[peanut-gallery] Spinster says, "The goat from Man From Defra."
[peanut-gallery] Paolo says, "oh, great"
Jota applauds NA.
NamelessAdventurer exclaims, "NPC rights! Viva la NPC!"
alkahest exclaims, "w00t!"
[peanut-gallery] Spinster says, "Optionally, Mover 008."
kyria79 cheers NA
[peanut-gallery] maga exclaims, "he doesn't need to type! he's not a player!"
inky says (to Nameless), "hey hey wait -- you're a *PC*, not an NPC"
Sargent says (to Nameless), "But you're a -- what inky said!"
[peanut-gallery] Psmith says (to inky), "He was an NPC in Enchanter"
NamelessAdventurer exclaims, "Hey, I've done my time! I've got a union card!"
Rob's head swivels back and forth
DavidW stares hard at Nameless.
Gunther says (to Sargent), "stop peeking in inky's script!"
[peanut-gallery] yhlee says, "unless some players are going around with 1337 voice-to-text interfaces..."
[peanut-gallery] DorianX says, "Viva Quevec! Viva Jay sherman"
Guest4 says, "NA was an NPC in Enchanter."
lpsmith exclaims, "He was an NPC in Enchanter!"
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "next up will be Bobcat Goldthwait"
Guest4 laughs.
Rob says, "ha ha"
NamelessAdventurer whips out his resume, with entries like "Frobozz Magic Support" and "Enchanter" prominently circled
Rob claps
Sky says, "There's an NPC union? Uh-oh..."
Spinster says, "Zork's Troll Eye View, too."
Guest4 applauds.
DavidW asks (of Sky), "Who knew?"
inky asks (of Nameless), "I was too! What about "Are you a Chef?" and "Badlands Machine"?"
[peanut-gallery] yhlee says, "So that's why I couldn't get any NPCs to work for me. Need some NPC scabs..."
lpsmith laughs!
Rob claps
alkahest exclaims, "w00t!"
Storme says, "yay"
NamelessAdventurer exclaims (at inky), "speedIF doesn't count! that's not paying union rates!"
Gunther says, "Steel-cage deathmatch!"
Sargent says, "yay!"
Jacqueline says, "Yay Badlands Machine!"
Jearl says, "hoo boy"
Rob waves his award and says *AHEM*
BoingBall laughs and laughs
Addreamy grins
[peanut-gallery] Matthew exclaims, "Politics grips the XYZZYs!"
K-Y exclaims, "woo!"
yhlee smiles.
[peanut-gallery] baf says, "NPC union would explain the trend away from combat in IF..."
lpsmith exclaims, "And that game where all those MUDizens were turned into vegetables!"
Paul exclaims, "Resume battle! To the ***death***!"
[peanut-gallery] Spinster exclaims, "A burst of violence! The clot thickens!"
inky says (to Nameless), "ok, ok, look, I'm sure we can work something out; let's just go backstage for a sec"
Storme says (to lps), "that *was* Are You a Chef!"
Random-Q-Hacker writes a constitutional amendment banning NPC union.
DavidW says (to lpsmith), "That's 'Are You A Chef?'"
[peanut-gallery] Paolo says, "uh-oh"
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "inky's going to come out with a blank mask on"
lpsmith exclaims, "Yeah, that!"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "namelessinky"
[peanut-gallery] yhlee gulps.
lpsmith says, "I'll be over here if you need me."
Dino says (to rqh), "hehe"
inky says, "Uh, I'm sorry, NamelessAdventurer is currently having a mishap trying to get the Jewelled Eye of Wossname"
inky says, "I'm sure he'll be back soon"
Rob says, "ha ha ha"
BoingBall says, "hahaha"
Chrysoula laughs!
kyria79 laughs
lpsmith laughs.
Kwi laughs!
yhlee chuckles.
atholbrose says, "hee"
Paul laughs.
Sargent says, "yay!"
Matthew laughs and laughs and claps.
peccable laughs.
Rob claps
inky says, "in the meantime, let's hear those nominees"
Jacqueline smirks.
Bishop says, "Hee."
DavidW says, "btw, let's mention Badland Machine again."
Storme says, "heehee"
alkahest smiles
Gunther says, "The XYZZYs are spinning out of control for the most final of reasons"
Rob says, "yay nominees"
kyria79 says, "yeah!""
Guest7 giggles!
Kwi says, "Woo!"
JessK claps
peccable exclaims, "yay! nominees!"
inky says, "for Best Individual NPC, we have ..."
inky says, "the Bookseller in City of Secrets, by Emily Short"
Gunther says, "there is a DEAD HAND on the ASTRO-JEWEL"
Rob claps!
peccable cheers.
FreakBoy applauds.
zebulon exclaims, "Yay!"
[peanut-gallery] maga says (to DW), "aww, thanks"
Sarcasmo applauds
Matthew claps.
yhlee cheers.
kyria79 cheers
maga says, "woo"
lpsmith exclaims, "Yay books!"
Rob says, "emily! yay!"
Addreamy claps
DavidW claps.
Paul claps for the bookseller!
alkahest exclaims, "yay!"
Gunther says, "yay empress emily!"
Kwi says, "Yay, books!"
[peanut-gallery] zarf says (to gunther), "ok, that was strained"
Storme says, "yay cos!"
two-star exclaims, "YAAY!"
Paolo exclaims, "yay!"
inky says, "Corvallis Oregon in Narcolepsy, by Adam Cadre"
Paolo exclaims, "YAY VAL!"
Photon claps.
peccable claps.
Sarcasmo claps
Addreamy claps
alkahest says, "hoorah for book sellers"
Rob says, "yay!"
Guest3 exclaims, "I used to live there!"
lpsmith exclaims, "Corvy!"
zebulon exclaims, "GoVal, go!"
Rob claps
yhlee claps.
Jaybird says, "Do we need more guest accounts? We're up to eight."
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says (to zarf), "totally"
Sargent applauds.
Scott cheers.
Matthew claps.
inky says, "Iona in Scavenger, by the on-vacation Quintin Stone"
Paul claps for Val!
JessK says, "yay val"
peccable cheers.
Rob claps
Jearl says, "woot!"
Matthew claps.
DavidW claps.
Sarcasmo applauds
JessK says, "yay iona too!"
[peanut-gallery] Spinster asks, "Who was Corvallis? The sister?"
Addreamy claps
Random-Q-Hacker writes down applause. damn, late.
Sargent says, "yay"
yhlee waves her fan.
[peanut-gallery] Matthew says, "Yes."
Paul claps for scared little girl!
Photon exclaims, "Yay Iona!"
maga exclaims, "They mostly come at night! Mostly!"
Bishop exclaims, "Yay cute little girl!"
inky says, "Galen in Shadows on the Mirror, by Chrysoula Tzavelas"
kyria79 applauds
Guest4 hoorays
Storme applauds
Spinster exclaims, "Yay!"
[peanut-gallery] Paolo says, "yep"
Sargent says, "woo"
Matthew says (to maga), "Hee hee."
peccable applauds.
DavidW claps.
Sarcasmo claps
Rob claps!
Addreamy claps
Guest8 walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice it approaching it from the other side.
yhlee applauds.
zebulon claps
JessK yips
Paul claps for mysterious sunglasses guy!
Rob says, "yay chrysoula"
Matthew claps.
lpsmith cheers.
maga claps
brut goes home.
Gunther says, "whee Iona and Galen"
Bishop exclaims, "Yay weird guy-angel-thing!"
inky says, "and Triage in Slouching Towards Bedlam, by Daniel Ravipinto and Star Foster"
Rob cheers!
Guest3 clappity clap clap.
Kwi claps.
zebulon cheers
alkahest nods and says "yay!"
Gunther says, "also Triage"
Addreamy claps
Jearl woots for all and sundry
Matthew applauds and cheers.
J_J_Guest claps!
yhlee cheers.
eileen applauds all the nominees
peccable blushes.
Guest4 exclaims, "Woohoo!"
DavidW says, "hooray!"
Paul claps for talking box!
K-Y says, "yay inanimacy"
Spinster exclaims, "Triage, Triage, he's our man, if he can't do it nobody can!"
lpsmith exclaims, "Yay creepy computer thing!"
alkahest exclaims, "yay for triage!!!!!!!!!"
Storme applaud appplaus OW MY HANDS
inky says, "and the winner is ..."
yhlee says, "Let's point Triage toward...nevermind."
Paolo exclaims, "yay sentient machine"
Photon points at Triage.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "meanwhile, Nameless is being fed to the Nobras"
DavidW says, "The NPC with the emerald eye!"
Guest6 goes home.
maga says, "[Error-459:IsPC()==Nil]"
inky opens the envelope and looks inside with a puzzled expression.
alkahest exclaims, "w00t for steampunk!!!!!!!!!"
Paolo exclaims, "yay triage!"
inky peers closer.
[peanut-gallery] Matthew exclaims, "He's on a quest! He'll be back soon! inky said so!"
inky says, "aiee!"
Rob says, "gasp"
(From inky) A large mechanical leg comes out of the envelope!
Rob applauds!
Matthew exclaims, "!"
mcp exclaims, "yay!"
peccable is scared.
(From inky) Followed by the rest of Triage!
zebulon exclaims, "!!!"
Gunther says, "!"
Storme says, "yay!"
brut goes home.
[peanut-gallery] Bishop says, "Aw, I was rooting for Galen."
yhlee cheers, and backs away from the leg.
eileen applauds wildly
Matthew exclaims, "WOOOOOOOOOO!"
Rob says, "yay!"
Guest4 exclaims, "Hooray!"
alkahest claps for triage!!!!!!!!!!
peccable laughs!
JoshuaH applauds.
Matthew applauds and cheers.
mcp applauds
Paolo exclaims, "WHOO!"
Kwi says, "Woo! YAY!"
Photon exclaims, "w00t!"
Gunther cheers.
kyria79 claps
Sarcasmo smiles
lpsmith claps!
zarf applauds nervously
Bishop applauds.
Rob says, "it won my heart when it climbed the stairs after me"
Scott claps.
[peanut-gallery] Jota says (to Matthew), "I just hope he can speak German, or he'll have a hard time understanding every third thing that happens to him."
DavidW claps loudly.
JessK applauds
yhlee exclaims, "Hurrah for the Sephiroth-interpreter!"
K-Y exclaims, "woohoo!"
two-star claps
[peanut-gallery] Matthew says, "Good point."
Paul exclaims, "Fit a contraption like that in an envelope? Those Victorians could do *anything*!"
DavidW says (to Rob), "yeah."
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says (to Jota), "snrk"
inky says (to Triage), "uh .. I'll just be seeing after NamelessAdventurer, bye"
[peanut-gallery] Paolo says, "it's a bit square, but a generally good machine"
inky flees backstage
Paul exclaims, "Also, yay!"
Rob points at award
Matthew laughs.
Chrysoula says, "Woot robots!"
alkahest jumps up and down and claps!
atholbrose applauds the robot!
zebulon cheers
alkahest says, "hurray for triage"
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says, "btw, take *that*, Esrom."
peccable walks over to triage.
Paolo claps hard
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "also, I'm getting a free update on all Bedlam injokes"
[peanut-gallery] Spinster says, "UNIT(TRIAGE).STATUS: GOOD MACHINE"
peccable pushes the emerald. It starts glowing.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "I really really need to make time to play it now"
Sarcasmo follows peccable up the stairs
[peanut-gallery] Gunther asks (of davidw), "?"
[peanut-gallery] Dino says, "Me too"
peccable gestures toward the award.
DavidW cheers
Paolo points at triage itself and gets it in a stack overflow
[peanut-gallery] Random-Q-Hacker had trouble with the taxis.
[peanut-gallery] Jota says (to Gunther), "Yeah."
alkahest pets triage. "good machine."
peccable says, " says..."
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says, "Esrom was silly enough to proclaim that Triage isn't an NPC."
Guest8 says, "desc me =You see a well dressed man with a target where his head should be."
peccable says, "CAT:TRIAGE.MESSA"
Guest8 goes home.
peccable says, "GE.UTIL:RESPONSE"
peccable says, "REPLY.PART: yhlee squints at Triage's display.
Rob claps
peccable says, "ARASSMENT><PRIDE"
[peanut-gallery] JessK says, "Me too Q"
Rob says, "yay!"
Gunther stares.
peccable says, "><JOY>THANK.YOU."
Jearl applauds
Rob cheers!
Matthew applauds and cheers yet more.
Psmith says, "great speech!"
Paul exclaims, "Great speech! Yay Triage!"
peccable says, "VERY.MUCH.I.AM.H"
DavidW says, "hooray!"
[peanut-gallery] (from Dino) Guest 8 screws up the desc command and manages to boot himself.
zarf says, "yay"
yhlee applauds again.
Paolo exclaims, "/WINgoodTHANKSspeakNOW>"
peccable says, "ONORED.TO.RECEIV"
K-Y says, "yay grid speech"
peccable says, "E.THIS.AWARD...."
peccable says, "Huh."
Bishop falls over.
peccable smiles.
[peanut-gallery] yhlee says, "Ah, handy ellipses."
J_J_Guest exclaims, "Hooray!"
peccable exclaims, "Thank you everyone!"
Rob claps more
Addreamy claps even louder
Emmett exclaims, "Noo-nee-noo-nee-noo!"
Guest4 exclaims, "Woohoo!!!!"
lpsmith cheers!
eileen applauds wildly
Photon applauds.
DavidW clappity-claps.
peccable wanders off stage and Triage follows.
Matthew claps and claps.
yhlee applauds.
Jearl says, "wooooo!"
Paul claps for all three!
Storme applauds muchly
JessK says, "yay stb!"
Sarcasmo says, "thank you"
alkahest says, "cheers"
Gunther says, "recipe!"
atholbrose exclaims, "yay!"
K-Y applauds
alkahest cheers
Random-Q-Hacker did not read that as std.
Sargent says, "woo!"
Emmett cheers for STB
DavidW says, "good job."
lpsmith walks up to the stage, giving the exiting Triage a very wide berth.
[peanut-gallery] kyria79 asks, "I didn't realize the awards took this long... I'm ordering pizza, anybody in?"
Matthew claps.
[peanut-gallery] Matthew says (to kyria), "We're not even close to being done yet."
inky peeks cautiously out from backstage and comes on as Triage leaves.
[peanut-gallery] alkahest says, "mmmmm ... pizza"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "we've hardly begun"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "we're halfway to the halftime show"
[peanut-gallery] kyria79 says (to matthew), "I see..."
inky takes his seat again hastily
lpsmith says (to inky), "It's safe. I hope."
peccable says, ""Thanks.""
[peanut-gallery] alkahest exclaims, "or chinese food!"
peccable smiles.
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "fortunately I bought danishes beforehand"
[peanut-gallery] yhlee says, "Had pizza last night."
[peanut-gallery] Gunther asks (of Rob), "on a 5-second delay?"
[peanut-gallery] zarf asks, "I have cookies. Anyone want a cookie?"
[peanut-gallery] yhlee says, "Wonderful Husband of Cooking +5 produced pancakes."
[peanut-gallery] Spinster says, "I heard the chuds will be doing a musical."
Chrysoula smiles at peccable.
[peanut-gallery] kyria79 says (to alkahest), "but I had some bad chinese a couple nights ago"
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says (to Zarf), "ooh! Me!"
[peanut-gallery] yhlee exclaims, "Ooh! Ooh! I'll trade you an origami leaf for a cookie!"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says (to yhlee), "hoooray"
lpsmith says, "Next up! 'Best Individual Puzzle'."
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline asks, "Wait. What kind of cookie?"
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says (to zarf), "only if there's cayenne in them"
Rob claps
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says (to yhlee), "ooo. nice."
[peanut-gallery] Iain says, "Mnf nmf crackers chomp."
Scott hands a slice of pizza to you.
lpsmith exclaims, "And here to present, Adam Cadre!"
zebulon exclaims, "Yay puzzles!"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "cheez-whiz cookies"
Rob says, "yay Adam!"
Matthew claps.
Paolo exclaims, "yay adam!"
kyria79 cheers
JessK says, "yay"
inky says, "yay Adam"
DavidW claps.
JoshuaH cheers.
yhlee applauds.
Paul exclaims, "Yay Adam!"
Gunther says, "yay Adam"
zarf says, "yay"
Rob claps
J_J_Guest exclaims, "Yay!"
BoingBall claps
Sargent says, "woo"
[peanut-gallery] two-star is munching on plantain chips.
Jearl says, "wooot!"
K-Y applauds for Adam
Iain says, "Adam, eh? He's a real puzzle, that man."
Guest7 says, "cheer"
Adam says, "Like Lucian just said, I'm presenting the award for Best Individual Puzzle"
zebulon exclaims, "Yay Adam!"
Emmett cheers
J_J_Guest claps
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "I'd rather have an origami leaf, so give me the cookie please, and I'll trade with Yoon."
Kwi exclaims, "Woohoo!"
Matthew claps.
Adam says, "The descriptions are pretty vague, so I'm including transcripts of the relevant portion after announcing each nominee"
[peanut-gallery] yhlee says, "Oooh. Dealin' and wheelin'."
peccable cheers!
Sargent asks (of Adam), "Wait, what are you doing?"
Matthew says, "Yay."
Photon claps.
Rob says, "excellent"
Paul exclaims, "Cool!"
[peanut-gallery] yhlee winks.
peccable says, "cool."
[peanut-gallery] Paolo says, "cool"
Adam says, "The nominees are:"
Jearl says, "spoilers!"
[peanut-gallery] zarf distributes cookies liberally, and says "shush now."
Matthew says (to Jearl), "HA ha."
Adam says, "Escaping the quicksand in Max Blaster and Doris de Lightning Against the Parrot Creatures of Venus by Dan Shiovitz and Emily Short"
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says (to zarf), "yay!"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "I thought about doing something like that"
peccable applauds.
Adam | Oh no! You have fallen into quicksand!
Adam |
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "Yes, Papazarf."
Sarcasmo applauds
[peanut-gallery] kyria79 says, "that's a mouthful"
[peanut-gallery] JessK says, "munches cookie quietly"
Matthew cheers and applauds insanely.
Rob claps and laughs
yhlee applauds.
DavidW claps.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, ">ESCAPE QUICKSAND"
[peanut-gallery] Ced asks, "Just give us the solutions, why not?"
lpsmith laughs and laughs.
[peanut-gallery] Iain says (to Rob), "Well, you could give everyone a danish."
Adam | You only sink further into the quicksand! Only your head remains
Adam | above the surface!
Adam |
maga says, "yay"
Guest5 goes home.
[peanut-gallery] yhlee passes the leaf to Jacqueline, and munches.
Sargent says, "woo"
zebulon claps
Adam | >SCREAM
Adam | Your scream attracts the attention of a malicious-looking
Adam | adventurer, who grins and laces up a pair of steel-toed kickin'
Adam | boots. "Terry, please, oh god you can't--" you gasp, but it is
Adam | too late.
Emmett cheers for Empress Emily!
BoingBall exclaims, "yes!"
[peanut-gallery] baf says, ">KICK HEAD"
Dino disappears through an invisible gap in the MUD. You think you may have heard the sounds of chatting before the gap closed again.
Jearl says, "eeeagh"
Rob says, "yay"
Matthew falls over.
Gunther cheers.
DavidW says, "hahaha"
Paul exclaims, "Yay puzzle parodies!"
Adam says, "Making the sandwich in Max Blaster and Doris de Lightning Against the Parrot Creatures of Venus by Dan Shiovitz and Emily Short"
Kwi says, "Eeaagh!"
Psmith says, "eeeagh _and_ yay."
yhlee laughs.
peccable grins. "Evil." :)
Rob applauds!
Matthew claps and claps and claps.
Rob says, "yay sammich"
Paolo exclaims, "yay sandwich!"
zebulon grins
Adam | Done.
Adam |
Rob says, "hee hee hee"
Gunther says, "yay dual nomination"
Adam | Done.
Adam |
peccable says, "I love this puzzle."
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "'Terry, please, oh God you can't put mayo on that--'"
DavidW says, "yay"
Adam | Which cheese do you mean, the Montgomery Cheddar, the Emmenthal
Adam | Reserve, or the Cave-Aged Gruyere?
Adam |
Rob can't clap for laughing
inky says, "ha ha ha"
[peanut-gallery] Paul exclaims (at Sarge), "yay!"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "s/mayo/cheez-whiz"
Matthew laughs.
Iain says, "Heh."
Adam |
Sargent says, "woo!"
Kwi laughs.
JoshuaH laughs.
lpsmith claps and laughs.
Adam | C:\>
DavidW says, "oh no!"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "if only making the sandwich had been like that"
maga says, "huzzah"
Jearl asks, "what kind of cruel world makes such a confounding sandwich?"
Gunther says, "HA HA HA"
Paul exclaims, "HA HA HA HA!"
Chrysoula giggles.
yhlee groans and grins.
Matthew falls over again.
Jacqueline laughs.
JessK says, "lol"
Steve says, "HA HA HA"
Sargent says, "Ha!"
Photon laughs.
peccable exclaims, "Yay! More evil!"
Ced boos velveeta
Emmett says, "That's 'Emmenthal,' not 'Emmett.' I am no cheese."
Rob claps!
alkahest says, "heheheh"
inky says, "I coded the part with the tomatoes!"
DavidW says, "hee hee"
[peanut-gallery] Spinster asks, "Burger King, the text adventure?"
[peanut-gallery] Dino says, "Somebody let me know when this award is done, I don't want to read these transcripts."
[peanut-gallery] Matthew says, "Best. Presentation. Ever. (Or, if not, it's at least really great.)"
[peanut-gallery] yhlee says, "Note to self: Stick to PBJ..."
Adam says, "Creating the black powder in Risorgimento Represso by Michael J. Coyne"
Guest4 puts Cheeze-Whiz on his sandwich.
[peanut-gallery] Ghogg says, "we'll need Pierre back to rescue us from culinary disaster"
peccable pokes Emmett.
Rob clapsa
peccable says, "I think you are..."
Matthew claps.
yhlee applauds.
Adam | They said you'd never be able to land a job at the finest
Adam | restaurant in town, but you proved them wrong. And now, after
Adam | fifteen long years as a dishwasher, you have finally been
Adam | promoted to assistant waiter. There's just one line you need
Adam | to learn. You practice it in the mirror every night. "Would
Adam | you like some fresh ground pepper on your risotto?" "Would
Adam | you like some fresh ground pepper on your risotto?"
Adam |
kyria79 cheers
J_J_Guest thinks mmmm. Sandwich.
lpsmith claps
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says (to Dino), "they're made up"
[peanut-gallery] Jota says (to Dino), "Read the transcripts."
Photon exclaims, "Yay gunpowder!"
[peanut-gallery] baf says, "Note to self: When a bottle says 'shake well', there's usually an implied 'with the cap on'."
JessK says, "yay rr"
peccable exclaims, "Risotto! Yay risotto!"
zebulon smiles
Adam | You place the risotto on the table in front of the customer.
Adam |
Dino walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
DavidW says, "yay"
Adam | >SAY LINE
Adam | "Would you like some fresh black powder on your risorgimento?"
Adam |
[peanut-gallery] Paolo says, "lol"
kyria79 exclaims, "go RR!"
[peanut-gallery] Dino says, "I knew that."
Gunther says, ""Risotto," Poot said to cat."
Adam | ...dammit.
Adam |
Adam | "Er, I think so?" the customer says uncertainly.
Adam |
alkahest says, ":)"
[peanut-gallery] yhlee says, "Good thing we have these cookies, or I'd be, um, hungry. Or something."
Adam | You create the black powder. Half an hour later you are
Adam | back washing dishes.
inky says, "ha ha ha"
Matthew says, "Hee hee."
Rob claps
yhlee chuckles.
Kwi says, "Woo!"
Sargent says, "yay"
DavidW claps
Jacqueline says, "heh"
Photon says, "haha"
zebulon says, "Geez, everybody knows yu don't have black powder with risotto"
Jearl says, "wacky"
Jacqueline says, "yay"
Adam says, "Getting into the farm in Risorgimento Represso by Michael J. Coyne"
Paul says, "hee hee."
Matthew claps.
[peanut-gallery] zarf says, "no smoking in the kitchen, I guess"
yhlee applauds.
Photon climbs a tree.
Chrysoula cheers puzzles!
Gunther says, "yay other dual nominee"
Adam | "Well, all raht, yew kin stay the naht," the farmer says.
Adam | "Jes make sure yew stay 'way from mah innocent yit busty
Adam | dawter Lurlene. Whut'd yew say yer name wuz, agin?"
Adam |
kyria79 says, "double-double nominees"
lpsmith cheers!
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says, "Best award announcing ever."
Rob says, "ha ha ha"
[peanut-gallery] Iain says (to zarf), "Really? I must be doing something wrong."
Jacqueline applauds in a delicate, ladylike manner.
Adam | The farmer squints at the card. "All raht," he says, "I'll
Adam | git yer room ready for yew, Mr. Makane."
Gunther says, "ha ha ha"
maga says, "hooray Farmer's Daughter"
Paolo says, "eheh"
inky says, "HA"
[peanut-gallery] BoingBall says (to DW), "indeed, instant classic"
Jearl says, "oh dear"
Psmith says, "ha!"
Storme says, "ha"
Rob claps and claps
Paul says, "heh"
Bishop exclaims, "Ha!"
Jacqueline says, "HA!"
DavidW says, "ha ha ha ha"
JessK says, "ha!"
atholbrose giggles.
Photon falls over laughing.
Sargent says, "hee hee"
Matthew claps.
Random-Q-Hacker says, "The winner is...buying the farm from RR."
Kwi laughs.
zebulon laughs hysterically
Jacqueline says, "Hooray."
kyria79 says, "hehehe""
two-star gasps. "Oh, no..."
Adam says, "The Purple Room in The Recruit by Mike Sousa"
JoshuaH exclaims, "roffle!"
Guest7 says, "applaud"
Jearl says, "eeagh the horror"
Rob claps
Adam | ARRGH!! That dirty commie's bullet grazes your left thigh
Adam | right as you plug him between the eyes with your assault
Adam | rifle. But what did you expect? They always put the new
Adam | recruits on the front lines.
Adam |
Jacqueline applauds.
kyria79 rattles noise maker
Chrysoula says, "Yay recruit!"
Matthew claps.
eileen applauds all the nominees
peccable cheers.
yhlee claps.
Addreamy claps
Adam | >N
Adam | Purple Room
Adam | You are in a room with some sort of animate cartoon
Adam | character in the form of a slender young woman, dressed
Adam | all in purple, with purple hair and a slight purple tinge
Adam | to her skin. "Hello, I'm Purple!" she says. "Welcome back
Adam | to your Young Lady's Illustrated Primer!"
Adam |
peccable says, ""Yay for puzzles!""
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, ">DOWNLOAD GOATSE PIC"
Chrysoula says, "Yay!"
[peanut-gallery] josh_g says, "oh geez, I suck"
lpsmith exclaims, "Yay!"
inky says, "hee hee"
Sargent says, "woo"
Storme says (to Adam), "heeheehee"
[peanut-gallery] josh_g asks, "are the awards now?"
Sarcasmo laughs
Paul says, "Yay Stephenson ref"
peccable exclaims, "Yay Neil Stephenson!"
Guest1 says, "4q69[1[A[6~"
DavidW says, "oh my"
Matthew says, "Ha ha ha."
Adam | "You've no doubt come to me to talk about the changes
Adam | your body is going through as you blossom into womanhood,"
Adam | Purple says. "But don't worry, honey, because I'm here to
Adam | answer any questions you might have!"
Adam |
Jearl says, "eeagh!"
peccable says, "I'm sure she is..."
Storme says, "aie"
Sargent says, "yow"
Adam | "For instance," Purple says, "My sensors detect that you
Adam | are bleeding. Don't worry! This is perfectly normal. It's
Adam | all part of a process called menstruation!"
Adam |
Gunther says, "yay Neal Manners"
DavidW says, "*GASP*"
kyria79 covers her ears
Paolo says, "ahah"
yhlee says, "Oh dear..."
alkahest says, "heheheheh ...."
peccable blinks.
Sarcasmo is scandalized
Dino says, "heh"
peccable says, "Wow..."
Adam | "See, every month the lining of your uterus thickens in
Adam | case you become pregnant," Purple explains. "But if that
Adam | month's egg is not fertilized, the uterus discards the
Adam | lining, which is where the blood comes from!"
Adam |
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "whoosh"
Chrysoula snickers.
Bishop falls over.
Matthew laughs.
Paul says, "ha ha ha"
[peanut-gallery] josh_g frantically looks for a way to the award room, gets lost, smacks head into wall.
zarf has a bag over his head
Kwi says, "Won't somebody think of the children?!"
Gunther says, "ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha etc."
peccable laughs.
Guest1 says, "[6~[5~u"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "'xyzzy'"
kyria79 asks, "are there diagrams?"
Adam | Your commanding officer emerges from a hidden doorway
Adam | as Purple screams and dies. "Good work, soldier!" he says.
Adam | "For both exercising your Second Amendment rights and
Adam | protecting your country from the scourge of sex education,
Adam | please accept this medal from the Bush Administration!"
DavidW says, "ha ha ha"
josh_g walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
peccable draws a face on zarf's bag..
Spinster says, "Uh, I have a paper from my parents that says I don't have to watch this scene spoiler."
Sargent says, "Man, this is not at all what I expected from Photopia 2"
Guest2 walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice it approaching it from the other side.
maga says, "yay"
Paul exclaims, "HA HA HA!"
Paolo says, "ah ah"
Storme says (to Sarge), "yay"
JoshuaH appluads.
Iain says (to zarf), "That's due to a perfectly normal part of puberty called 'acne'."
Ced laughs
Bishop exclaims (at Sargent), "Ha!"
yhlee rolls on the floor laughing...
Gunther cheers Adam
Paolo claps
Matthew raises an eyebrow, but doesn't clap.
alkahest exclaims, "HAHAHAHAH!"
inky says (to Iain), "ha ha ha"
Adam says, "And the winner is..."
Sarcasmo laughs hysterically
DavidW says, "HA HA HA"
FreakBoy starts drumroll.
Jacqueline says, "ha"
kyria79 pauses
atholbrose applauds for the presenting!
brut says, ":)"
Adam says, "...the Recruit by Mike Sousa!"
Jearl . o O ( I remember more knobs in that room )
inky says, "woo!"
Rob applauds!
peccable cheers.
Gunther says, "woo Mike"
Matthew claps.
Sargent says, "yay!"
[peanut-gallery] Paolo says, "great presentation"
J_J_Guest exclaims, "Yay!"
zarf says, "Yay!"
Jearl says, "wooo!"
eileen applauds wildly
peccable says, "That was all kinds of crazy."
Sarcasmo applauds
Guest4 exclaims, "Hooray for Mike!"
Rob says, "and a host of others"
lpsmith cheers!
Iain says (to Jearl), "Sheesh, stop lowering the tone."
zebulon cheers
Addreamy claps and cheers and whistles
Paul exclaims, "YAY RECRUIT! GO MIKE!"
peccable smiles.
Photon applauds.
JessK says, "hurray!"
Storme clap clap clap
Jota applauds.
JoshuaH cheers.
[peanut-gallery] yhlee says, "I wish that had showed up in color on my client."
Jearl says (to Iain), "hee"
atholbrose applauds for the winner! huzzah!
Guest7 exclaims, "Woo!"
Iain says, "Yay Mike Sousa!"
alkahest says, ":)"
Iain says, "I hear he's a dude!"
J_J_Guest exclaims, "woohoo!"
alkahest exclaims, "yay!!!!"
Random-Q-Hacker exclaims, "Hooray for sex education!"
Dino claps!
yhlee cheers.
DavidW claps.
Rob claps
Storme says (to Iain), "ha"
alkahest exclaims, "yay mike!"
Kwi claps.
Paolo exclaims, "yay surprising awards!"
Gunther says, "Radical like Al!"
DavidW gives presentation a standing ovation.
[peanut-gallery] Dino says, "Wow, that was fabulously crazy."
alkahest claps!
Bishop exclaims, "Yay Recruit!"
Photon claps for Adam.
JessK says, "great presentation"
[peanut-gallery] Chrysoula says, "Wow, indeed."
zebulon cheers Adam
[peanut-gallery] Storme says, "Jon will be so pleased to see Mike Sousa described that way"
[peanut-gallery] kyria79 asks, "is there an award at the end for best presenter?"
[peanut-gallery] Matthew says, "No."
[peanut-gallery] Gunther asks (of Storme), "?"
Rob whistles and cheers
[peanut-gallery] alkahest exclaims, "should be!"
[peanut-gallery] Matthew says (to kyria79), "At least not an official one."
[peanut-gallery] yhlee says, "Maybe there should be."
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says, "I'm still laughing."
lpsmith heads up to the stage.
[peanut-gallery] Paul says (to kyria), "Oh, we're not a competitive community"
[peanut-gallery] Storme says (to Gunther), "every time Jon mentions Mike Sousa it's as 'hes *such* a dude!'"
Jaybird says, "afjsdaoi"
[peanut-gallery] Random-Q-Hacker says, "This year it'd have to go to some random player in the audience though."
[peanut-gallery] Matthew says (to Paul), "Timing, damn it."
lpsmith says, "Well, since Mike is not here to accept his award in person..."
[peanut-gallery] kyria79 says (to paul), "lol"
lpsmith pulls a rope down from the ceiling, ties it to the award.
yhlee blinks.
mcp yays
lpsmith opens the back curtains, revealing a huge machine filled with levers and pulleys.
Guest4 exclaims, "Yay!"
Addreamy hesitates
maga says, "hee hee"
alkahest exclaims, "hurrah!"
lpsmith pushes a button.
Chrysoula says, "Make it go!"
Paolo exclaims, "yay!"
kyria79 claps erratically
Paul exclaims, "Let's see you claim your award NOW, dude!"
DavidW says, "toys!"
zebulon exclaims, "Yay machines!"
JessK sets Kyria's timer
Random-Q-Hacker exclaims, "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!"
brut exclaims, "it's gonna blow!"
Kwi says, "Yay, mechanics!"
Jacqueline says, "heehee"
(From lpsmith) The machine roars to life, flinging the award through the ceiling and out of sight.
yhlee covers her eyes.
inky says, "ha ha"
Addreamy grins widely
mcp laughs
Spinster says, "At least it's not an Enigma machine"
Gunther says, "hee hee"
Paolo says, "you should have examinade everything first"
kyria79 exclaims, "duck and cover, people!"
lpsmith says, "There, I think that'll hit his house."
maga exclaims, "triage vs. purple room! triage vs. purple room!"
Paul laughs.
Guest2 goes home.
Matthew claps.
peccable laughs.
Sargent opens an umbrella, just in case.
Paolo says, "ehr, examined"
Jacqueline laughs.
FreakBoy exclaims, "Tri!"
alkahest heheheh
FreakBoy exclaims, "Age!"
mcp is still laughing
FreakBoy exclaims, "Tri!"
Sarcasmo tells Triage to sit down
DavidW claps
FreakBoy exclaims, "Age!"
Jearl says, "two bots enter! One bot returns to destroy all humans!"
two-star points at the levers
Sarcasmo and STAY
lpsmith exclaims, "Well, next up, Best NPC's!"
peccable cheers
alkahest joins FreakBoy
[peanut-gallery] yhlee says, "One bot to rule them all..."
alkahest exclaims, "Tri!"
Matthew claps.
alkahest exclaims, "Age!"
lpsmith exclaims, "And here to present, someone who claims he was indeed an NPC, inky!"
[peanut-gallery] mcp says, "oh, man. the crossover possibilities"
Matthew exclaims, "Yay inky again!"
alkahest cheers!
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "Oh yoon, you did not just say that."
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "heh"
Sargent says, ">INKY, WALK UP ON STAGE"
inky climbs back up on stage.
Paul recheers!
[peanut-gallery] yhlee blinks innocently.
[peanut-gallery] zarf asks, "Are you *allowed* to quote both Tolkien and Mercedes Lackey in the same ceremony?"
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline laughs.
[peanut-gallery] JessK says, "Hurray for NPCs!"
peccable cheers.
josh_g says, "hooray"
Rob claps
[peanut-gallery] yhlee says, "I should probably be unmade and cast into the void somewhere...later, later."
inky says, "anyway, I guess I should present my NPC credentials before we go any further -- someone ask me a question only an NPC would know"
[peanut-gallery] Sargent asks (of zarf), "wouldn't that be 'one magical pony to rule them all'?"
[peanut-gallery] Jota asks (of yhlee), "No, no, it's *smile mysteriously*, remember?"
DavidW claps for the inkyster.
[peanut-gallery] Ghogg says, "you're toying with the fabric of the cosmos, at least"
J_J_Guest cracks open a beer
[peanut-gallery] zarf says (to sarge), "Yay!"
Justin goes home.
inky says (to Sargent), ""I don't know much about that.""
[peanut-gallery] yhlee says, "Oh, right. Right."
Rob says, "ask inky about inky"
[peanut-gallery] yhlee smiles mysteriously.
(From DorianX) inky says "Audience. Auditorium. Ifmud USA
[peanut-gallery] (from mcp) Gollum says, "My preciousssss. I must have my precioussssssss." ELIZA asks, "What makes you say your preciousssss. You must have your precioussssssss?"
kyria79 says, ">ASK INKY ABOUT NPCS"
Paul says, "TALK TO INKY"
Jearl laughs and laughs
peccable says, "Friends. Romans. Countrymen."
Guest7 asks, "Where is the Union building?"
lpsmith laughs.
yhlee grins.
Rob asks, "who is juan goat?"
maga says, ">INKY, CARESS LEG"
peccable says, "That *is* the question."
inky asks (of Rob), "Does that question interest you?"
FreakBoy says, ">SMILE AT INKY"
Rob says, "aiee"
Matthew says (to maga), "Take it to the TMI awards."
DavidW asks, "Where does the PC actually put all of his inventory, anyway?"
Jaybird asks (of inky), "How many dentists does it take to change a lightbulb?"
Kwi says, "HAHAHA!"
Matthew says (to Gunther), "Hee hee."
inky says, "(this version of inky does not support >TALK TO — use >ASK instead)"
peccable says (to davidW), "You don't want to know..."
Paul says (to Gunther), "hee"
Guest4 exclaims (at Gunther), "Hahahahaha!"
kyria79 laughs
NamelessAdventurer staggers on from backstage.
Spinster says, "In his loincloth. duh."
alkahest says, "lol"
NamelessAdventurer says, "Man, I am totally filing a union grievance against that Spodgeville guy"
yhlee says, "Oh dear."
DavidW says, "yeah, I know about the crowbar."
[peanut-gallery] zarf RTA 'unicorn grievance'
kyria79 says (to spinster), "his loin-cheese cloth"
NamelessAdventurer says (to inky), "anyway, c'mon, it's my turn now"
inky says (to Nameless), "ok, ok, fine"
inky sits down.
NamelessAdventurer says, "that"
NamelessAdventurer exclaims, "is better!"
inky says (to Nameless), "(you still can't type)"
Iain says, ">ASK INKY ABOUT "HELLO&&*& l337 buffer overflow exploit!^^! give inky_clothes transparent""
NamelessAdventurer exclaims (at inky), "hey, you didn't give me the envelope!"
inky says, "oh yeah"
peccable exclaims, "Yay! Inform jokes!"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says (to iain), "ha ha ha aiee"
inky folds it into a paper airplane and wings it on over.
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says (to inky), "that's because Nameless, like Alex, is written in Perl"
maga says, ">ASK INKY ABOUT SCARF"
[peanut-gallery] Matthew says (to Gunther), "That joke just never gets old for some reason."
NamelessAdventurer says, ">CATCH ENVELOPE"
NamelessAdventurer says, "now, let's see"
NamelessAdventurer says, "The nominees for Best NPCs are ..."
NamelessAdventurer says, "City of Secrets, by Emily Short"
[peanut-gallery] Paul asks, "Didn't he just prove he's not an NPC by typing a command?"
alkahest says, "claps"
Paolo applauds
Gunther says, "arr"
zebulon cheers
Jacqueline applauds.
[peanut-gallery] DavidW asks, "Which award are we on now?"
Chrysoula cheers!
peccable cheers.
Addreamy claps
Sarcasmo appaluds
Guest4 cheers
[peanut-gallery] Artis asks Gunther about his breasts.
lpsmith cheers!
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "INDEED"
Matthew applauds wildly.
DavidW claps
alkahest claps
Storme says, "yay!!"
two-star exclaims, "Yay, CoS!"
Rob applauds!
josh_g says, "hooray"
Paul cheers!
Photon cheers.
Sargent says, "yay"
NamelessAdventurer says, "Narcolepsy, by Adam Cadre"
Jacqueline says, "Go Emily!"
Addreamy claps
Sargent says, "zzz!"
peccable claps.
Matthew applauds.
Rob claps!
brut exclaims, "yay! yayayaaaaay!"
DavidW claps
Sarcasmo claps
yhlee cheers.
[peanut-gallery] Kwi says, "Heehee."
J_J_Guest cheers
zebulon cheers wi.ldly
Paolo says, "go juan goat"
Storme applauds
NamelessAdventurer says, "Risorgimento Represso, by Michael J. Coyne"
josh_g applauds.
Gunther says, "yay"
Paul applauds!
Sargent says, "woo!"
Matthew claps.
JessK says, "yay rr"
Chrysoula says, "Yay taco girl!"
peccable cheers.
DavidW claps
Addreamy claps
Rob claps
yhlee claps.
Gunther says, "and yay again"
Sarcasmo applauds
Storme cheers
Paul claps!
Paolo says, "yay"
Chrysoula says, "Yay wizards!"
zebulon exclaims, "cheers even more wildly"
Jacqueline claps!
NamelessAdventurer says, "Shadows on the Mirror, by Chrysoula Tzavelas"
alkahest claps
Paul hurrahs!
maga says, "woo"
Addreamy claps
Matthew claps.
Jearl says, "Juan Goat!"
Rob applauds
DavidW claps
Sargent says, "woo!"
[peanut-gallery] Skip watches amusedly.
Bishop exclaims, "Yay Galen (again)!"
Gunther says, "and more yay"
Sarcasmo claps
J_J_Guest exclaims, "yay!"
Guest3 claps.
JessK says, "yay mirror!"
Storme yays
peccable cheers.
yhlee cheers.
Jacqueline says, "Hooray."
zebulon cheers the mirror
[peanut-gallery] DorianX asks, "I haven't really been paying attention,. Have we made a clever time-delay joke yet?"
lpsmith exclaims, "W00t!"
alkahest cheers and says 'hurrah' for galen!
maga exclaims, "yay best NPCs for game with only one NPC!"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "yes"
[peanut-gallery] Ced says, "no, but we will"
NamelessAdventurer asks, "I might have to take that one up with the union too -- can they really qualify for Best NPCs if they only hired one NPC?"
[peanut-gallery] josh_g says, "ok, I can't actually stay for this, lousy work"
brut goes home.
NamelessAdventurer says, "and Slouching Towards Bedlam, by Daniel Ravipinto and Star Foster"
Sargent says, "woo!"
eileen applauds all of the nominees
Gunther says, "yay"
[peanut-gallery] josh_g says, "but I will cheer wildly one last time just to make up for it"
Storme claps
JessK says, "yay slouch!"
Paul raves!
yhlee cheers.
zebulon cheers even wildlier
Rob claps
Guest4 says, "Woohoo"
Matthew applauds loudly.
DavidW claps
FreakBoy starts drumroll.
josh_g cheers like a maniac!
Addreamy claps
josh_g has his little malformed hands on the Orb of Earth which we need.
kyria79 cheers
Photon applauds all nominees.
NamelessAdventurer says, ">OPEN ENVELOPE. REMOVE PAPER. X IT"
atholbrose applauds and cheers for all the nominees!
[peanut-gallery] zarf says, "well, Earth ripped off part of Sky's --"
NamelessAdventurer says, ">ASSUME DRAMATIC EXPRESSION"
alkahest cheers and cheers and cheers ...
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "eee"
Sargent says (to Nameless), "You forgot to do >SCRIPT OFF earlier!"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "stocking"
[peanut-gallery] Storme says, "aie"
[peanut-gallery] Iain says, "I thought those uniforms were untearable."
[peanut-gallery] Paul says, "Not till halftime."
Bishop drums his fingers on the edge of his throne in excitement.
[peanut-gallery] yhlee says, "I will try not to visualize that."
[peanut-gallery] kyria79 says (to lain), "no, they were intolerable"
NamelessAdventurer exclaims (at Sargent), "but then I couldn't see the teleprompter!"
[peanut-gallery] maga says, "SMASH CLOTHING"
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline thinks seriously about leaving the channel.
Sarcasmo tents her fingers thoughtfully
[peanut-gallery] Dino exclaims, "Not another wardrobe malfunction!"
NamelessAdventurer says, "and the winner is ... City of Secrets, by Emily Short"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "Sky is played by Zhang Ziyi!"
Rob says, "yay!!!"
Storme says, "YAY EMILY"
maga says, "YAY"
peccable cheers.
lpsmith exclaims, "Yaaaaay!"
Sargent says, "yay!"
Gunther says, "YAY !"
DavidW claps!
Rob claps
Sarcasmo applaud
Matthew cheers and applauds!
eileen applauds wildly
zarf says, "Yay!"
Chrysoula says, "Yay City of Secrets!"
Guest4 exclaims, "Hooray!"
Jota claps.
Jacqueline claps wildly!
Ghogg exclaims, "woo woo woo!"
peccable says, ""yay!""
yhlee exclaims, "Yay Emily!"
JessK claps for Empress Emily
Addreamy cheers loudly
Paolo exclaims, "Yay Emily!"
Photon claps.
JoshuaH claps.
kyria79 exclaims, "go emily!"
FreakBoy cheers.
Bishop exclaims, "Woo!"
maga says, "WHOOP WHOOP"
Jearl says, "yay!"
J_J_Guest cheers!
alkahest exclaims, "yaaaaaaaaaaaaay! yay emily! yay CoS!!!!"
ejl says, "hooray"
zebulon cheers
Jacqueline says, "Congratulations, Emily!"
Grocible says, "yay Emily!"
two-star exclaims, "Woot!"
Storme says, "coding 5000 NPCs *does* pay off!"
[peanut-gallery] zarf says, "I *so* need to play *any* IF from the past two years"
atholbrose exclaims, "hooray!"
(From Dino) The crowd goes wild!
Gunther says, ">ASK HATMAKER FOR HAT"
Sargent says (to Storme), "at fourteen cents an hour!"
zebulon cheers wildly, causing a minor earttwuake in Timbuktu
lpsmith claps!
Paolo exclaims, "yay mysterious dark ladies!"
Storme says (to Sargent), "heehee"
Kwi says, "WOOO!!!"
Matthew exclaims (at Sargent), "Hee hee hee!"
Rob claps and claps
[peanut-gallery] yhlee says, "You're not alone...I'm incredibly behind. Silly pregnancy/2-month-old."
Iain says (to Emily), "Woohoo!"
maga exclaims, "sweatshop labour pays off again!"
Storme says, "yaaaaaay emily!"
alkahest exclaims, "yay coding many many npcs for our enjoyment!"
[peanut-gallery] Jota asks, "Are there still people playing IF, or is it all just writers nowadays?"
K-Y applauds
atholbrose exclaims (at maga), "or not!"
[peanut-gallery] Chrysoula says, "Yay playing current IF!"
[peanut-gallery] Iain says (to yhlee), "Yeah, drat on those minor footling distractions."
[peanut-gallery] Skip says, "I play IF, occasionally."
[peanut-gallery] Dino says (to z), "I was thinking something similar. Also, what the hell have I been doing at work if not playing IF. Certainly not working."
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "someone must have voted"
lpsmith steps up on the stage again.
[peanut-gallery] Ghogg asks (of Jota), "I procrastinate, does that count?"
[peanut-gallery] yhlee says, "I would play if I had the mental capacity these days..."
[peanut-gallery] Matthew says (to Dino), "Hee hee."
lpsmith says, "Emily is here, but she's slipped into a mild catatonic state."
[peanut-gallery] kyria79 says (to yhlee), "I'm in the same boat"
NamelessAdventurer has disconnected.
NamelessAdventurer goes home.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "also, I did play CoS, so there"
[peanut-gallery] mcp needs to set aside big blocks of time to give good games the attention they require
Sargent says, "not... a *brie coma*"
lpsmith says, "If we can all act like NPCs for a moment, maybe we can wake her."
(From Sargent) Orchestra sting.
[peanut-gallery] brut says (to dino), "be afraid of Pizduli from chief"
Grocible says, "Em's lifetime achievement award"
Paul says, "Mmmmm... brie coma"
DavidW says, "oh dear"
Photon scratches his head.
alkahest says, "hrrrm ..."
Guest4 says (to lpsmith), "I don't know much about that."
Paul says (to Emily), "TOPIC ACCEPTANCE SPEECH"
peccable asks, "Is she here?"
[peanut-gallery] JessK says, "Jen, you have a 2-month old?!?!"
alkahest asks, "where is our emily?"
Storme walks past emily, brushing her hand against Emily's wrist
[peanut-gallery] Dino says (to brut), "If by 'chief' you mean my boss, he couldn't find his ass with both hands and his entire staff helping."
Gunther says, ">FIRE ROCKET AT EMILY"
Random-Q-Hacker fears Emily is trapped in the Dark. needs to come to her senses and solve this puzzle
[peanut-gallery] kyria79 exclaims (at jessk), "the hell?!"
Chrysoula slouches against wall near Emily.
lpsmith says, "Until then..."
FreakBoy administers smelling salts to Emily.
alkahest taps em on the shoulder
[peanut-gallery] JessK says (to kyria), "Oh.. never mind."
lpsmith puts the award into a glass furnace, sets the dial to 'cheese', pushes the button.
Iain says, "Well if Emily's in a coma I'm taking these rocket pants."
Paolo says, "she's trying to solve her own sandwich puzzle"
yhlee laughs.
Psmith says, "She's probably just waiting to collect all her awards at once and get away with only making one speech."
lpsmith pulls out the award, and sets it on Emily's lap.
Kwi laughs.
Rob claps
Storme asks (of Iain), "you're going to depantsify emily in public?"
Gunther says (to storme), "it's called halftime show"
Sargent says, "he'll replace them with a kilt"
J_J_Guest thinks "Mmmm. sandwich."
Dino says (to Storme), "Considering it a form of hazing."
Jaybird exclaims, "Halftime!"
lpsmith exclaims, "Next up! The presentation for 'Best Puzzles', by our very own Rob Wheeler!"
maga says, "clearly we need to smash the evil wossname"
Gunther says, "ZEUS!"
Matthew exclaims, "WOOOOOOOOOO ROB!"
Matthew cheers!
kyria79 cheers rob
yhlee exclaims, "Woot!"
Gunther says, "er, ROB"
Guest4 exclaims, "Hooray for Rob!"
Storme says, "yay Rob!"
Chrysoula says, "Woot Rob!"
Addreamy cheers
Paul exclaims, "Yay Rob!"
Paolo exclaims, "woo!"
Jota claps.
DavidW cheers for Rob.
K-Y applauds for Rob
alkahest exclaims, "yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay ROB!"
Photon claps.
Sargent says, "yay ROB"
Storme says, "ROB ROB ROB"
Kwi says, "Woohoo!"
zebulon cheers
JessK says, "yay"
atholbrose whoo!
Ghogg says, "ZEUS SPEAKS"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "HE GONNA GETCHA"
Jearl woooTs
Rob says, "Gleaning the future from a bowl of cheese, firing a cannon, and flinging yourself over a fence are the challenges presented in Risorgimento Represso, by Michael J. Coyne."
(From DavidW) Laura Petrie says, "oh Robbbbb"
zebulon whoops
J_J_Guest examines teleprompter for results of next one
Paolo says, "woot risorgimento"
Matthew claps.
yhlee cheers.
Jacqueline applauds.
Storme yay
zebulon cheers
swinners goes home.
Photon woots
Addreamy claps
[peanut-gallery] JessK asks, "Is Mr. Coyne here?"
alkahest exclaims, "w00t w00t w00t!"
[peanut-gallery] Paul says, "Don't think so."
Rob says, "Opening a restaurant is never easy, as we discover when faced with uncooperative crustaceans, malfunctioning pneumatics, and the demanding patrons of Gourmet, by Aaron Reed."
Sargent says, "yay"
Sarcasmo applaud
zebulon exclaims, "yay"
Matthew claps.
peccable cheers for everybody.
Addreamy claps
Sargent says, "and yay again!"
atholbrose exclaims, "yay!"
Storme applauds
yhlee cheers.
JessK claps
Paolo exclaims, "YAY Gourmet!"
atholbrose claps!
kyria79 claps harder
Paul exclaims, "Yay legitimate non-jokey awards presentation!"
DavidW claps.
Guest4 says, "Hooray"
Photon ay yay!
Jacqueline applauds.
Ghogg says, "yay Oscar style speech"
Dino claps.
alkahest exclaims, "yay chef!!!!!!!!!!"
[peanut-gallery] yhlee asks, "Is there ever such a thing as a *cooperative* crustacean?"
Rob says, "Understanding that players approach the same puzzles in different ways is the key to navigating the unique obstacles of The Erudition Chamber, by Daniel Freas."
JoshuaH cheers!
Matthew claps.
Gunther says, "yay billy crystal!"
Addreamy claps
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "heh. No."
DavidW claps!
peccable claps.
J_J_Guest exclaims, "Yay!"
Sargent says, "woo"
zebulon exclaims, "Maesters rule!"
Sarcasmo applause
alkahest exclaims, "yay chamber!!!!!!!!!!"
lpsmith cheers!
Paolo exclaims, "yay erudition!"
kyria79 says, "woo hoo"
[peanut-gallery] Jearl says, "well, they have to get it on somehow"
Jacqueline says, "woo"
Guest4 says, "wooho"
yhlee exclaims, "Yay seers and warriors and elephants, oh my!"
Ceryle goes home.
Kwi says, "Woowoo!"
Sargent says, "This is like Adam's presentation as filtered through PBS!"
Rob says, "Reactivating the conduits of ancient machinery on an alien world reveals the story of what came before and why, in Inevitable, by Kathleen M. Fischer."
Chrysoula says, "Yay Erudition!"
eileen applauds all of the nominees
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "ha!"
[peanut-gallery] baf asks, "Do alien crab monsters with mind control harnesses work?"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "hee hee"
alkahest jumps and claps
Matthew claps.
lpsmith exclaims (at Sarge), "Ha!"
yhlee cheers.
Storme claps lots
Sargent says, "woo"
ejl goes home.
DavidW says, "yay Inevitable!"
Jacqueline says (to Sargent), "Yay"
Sarcasmo applauds
Guest4 applauds.
atholbrose says, "whoo"
JessK says, "yay inevitable"
peccable cheers.
zebulon applauds Inevitable, inevitably
Rob says, "Making your way through enemy territory, penetrating the radiation-flooded halls of a subterranean lab, and escaping alive with the prize are the puzzles, and the plot, of Scavenger, by Quintin Stone."
[peanut-gallery] kyria79 says, "at least there's no crab people here"
Matthew claps.
Sarcasmo claps
Sargent says, "woo"
zebulon claps
Storme says, "yay"
Addreamy claps
Paul cheers all the nominees!
DavidW claps
atholbrose claps with both hands!
JessK says, "woot scavenger!"
yhlee claps.
peccable exclaims, "yay!"
Guest4 grins
lpsmith claps.
Rob says, "Each of these authors deserves applause for their creativity in making puzzles the interactivity that drives their fiction."
alkahest exclaims, "yay puzzles with multiple solutions!!!!!!"
[peanut-gallery] atholbrose says, "On the Internet, nobody knows you're a crab person"
JessK applauds
zebulon exclaims, "Hear, hear"
Chrysoula cheeeerrrrs!
kyria79 cheers and whistles
Addreamy claps wildly
lpsmith exclaims, "Woo-hoo!"
two-star exclaims, "Yay each of the authors!"
peccable exclaims, "yay!!!"
Sarcasmo exclaims, "yay creativity!"
Gunther, indeed, gives said applause.
[peanut-gallery] Dino says, "That made me think of the brain slugs from Futurama."
K-Y applauds
[peanut-gallery] Artis exclaims, "Yay epilepsy inducing scrolling text!"
DavidW says, "indeed"
Chrysoula says, "Super puzzles!"
Paul applauds all the authors for their creativity in making puzzles the interactivity that drives their fiction!
[peanut-gallery] yhlee says, "I will refrain from making Legend of the Five Rings jokes. I will refrain from..."
Kwi applauds wildly.
Rob says, "The Xyzzy Award for Best Puzzles 2003 goes to the game named by the acrostic I just created, and you all have ten seconds to shout it out before I do."
brut exclaims, "hip hip hooray for scavenger and rob!"
[peanut-gallery] kyria79 exclaims, "yeah futurama!"
FreakBoy starts drumroll.
alkahest claps for all IF authors!
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "Man, this is like Rob and the Xyzzies meet Masterpiece Theatre."
Emmett exclaims, "wh00-h00!"
Photon applauds.
yhlee cheers.
eileen exclaims, "hee hee!"
peccable huhs?
Addreamy looks around
J_J_Guest says, "everyone's gone quiet"
Guest4 asks, "Guh?"
JoshuaH exclaims, "yay Gourmet!"
Rob says, "Gourmet, by Aaron Reed!"
JessK says, "m...."
Paul exclaims, "Gourmet! Rob rules!"
alkahest exclaims, "YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!"
Gunther says, "Green gamut gone bad, reverse (7)"
eileen applauds madly
Grocible says, "Everyone's furiously going over scrollback"
atholbrose 's eyes cross.
Ghogg says, "woo woo woo"
Matthew claps.
Kwi says, "GOURMET!"
yhlee exclaims, "Congrats!"
JessK says, "Yay Gourmet!!"
Chrysoula says, "Wooooot!"
peccable says, "Ah...."
Guest4 exclaims, "Hooray!"
Storme says, "wooo!"
J_J_Guest exclaims, "Yay Gourmet!"
inky says, "hooray!"
Jearl says, "woot!"
peccable is kinda slow. :)
Rob applauds JoshuaH
zarf says, "yay"
lpsmith cheers!
inky claps for lobster
Jearl says, "wacky!"
Jota claps.
Photon applauds.
DavidW claps!
Sargent says, "woo!"
Ced says, "congrats to Aaron"
Paolo exclaims, "YAY Gourmet!"
brut exclaims, "rob rules, that's true!"
inky says, "lobster vs triage"
Addreamy claps
lpsmith exclaims (at Josh), "Excellent!"
Sargent says, "And yay acrostic puzzle!"
zebulon claps
kyria79 exclaims, "go gourmet!"
Emmett says, "Rob is a sick, sick man."
alkahest claps for gormet
K-Y applauds
[peanut-gallery] JessK says, "I'll have to wait for the transcript to see that one!"
Guest1 says, "k"
Jacqueline says, "Yay Rob! Yay Gourmet!"
Gunther says, "Speech! Also, recipe!"
atholbrose applauds!
Rob applauds Aaron Reed, too!
Paolo exclaims, "Yay uncooperative lobster!"
[peanut-gallery] yhlee says, "Same here."
atholbrose exclaims, "Spinach! Spinach!"
[peanut-gallery] kyria79 says (to jessk), "I know, I blinked"
Dino claps some more.
Sarcasmo applauds Gormet (and presentation)
DorianX says, "Rob RUles is my favortie MTV relaity show."
Guest2 goes home.
Emmett says, "I like the Rob World vs. Rob Rules Challenge."
Rob says, "I still think it needed a pie fight, though..."
Paolo exclaims, "Yay maimed fingertips"
[peanut-gallery] Paul exclaims, "It's the missing-recipient theme awards!"
J_J_Guest drools... "Mmm. Lobster sandwich."
brut exclaims, "Robs from around the world rules!"
[peanut-gallery] yhlee says, "Heh."
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "also missing-recipe"
lpsmith says, "If Aaron Reed isn't here..."
zebulon says, "Seems all recipients are either absent or comatose. Hmmm...."
Jacqueline says, "aw"
An angry-looking lobster scuttles up onstage, snatches the award, and crawls off backstage.
lpsmith opens up a panel in the podium, revealing a pneumatic tube station.
Gunther says, "IT IS A MYSTERY"
Jacqueline says, "HOORAY!"
Matthew laughs.
Kwi says, "YAY!"
Storme says, "YAY"
Guest4 exclaims, "Horay fpr tube station!"
lpsmith exclaims (at lobster), "Hey!"
Matthew claps.
[peanut-gallery] Paolo says, "eheh"
DavidW takes a sip of his tea.
kyria79 exclaims, "yehaw!"
(From Adam) zebulon says (to peccable), "I'M TALKING TO YOU, PAL"
[peanut-gallery] Paul says, "They're all playing clarinet at a club in NYC"
lpsmith runs offstage after the lobster.
alkahest exclaims, "gyaaaaaaaa ... they've been kidnapped!"
Paolo exclaims, "catch it!"
Rob returns to his seat.
peccable blinks.
Emmett asks, "Is this presentation going to be nominated for best puzzle at the 2004 awards?"
Sargent starts a pot of water boiling.
yhlee laughs.
(From zarf) audience all starts running around after lobster
Gunther says (to Sargent), "auntie em! there's no place like home! there's..."
yhlee runs, obediently.
Paolo exclaims, "corner it!"
(From lpsmith) Your eyes are suddenly blinded by a weird pulse of green light. When you can see again, things seem... different. For one thing, there seems to be a lot more people in the audience.
(From zarf) hilarity ensues
Grocible says, "with a magnet"
zebulon says, "peccable=Sorry"
Sargent says (to Gunther), "hee hee"
Adam says, "LEFT CLAW NORTH"
lpsmith steps on to the stage, wearing a glittery blue suit you're sure he wasn't wearing a few moments ago.
Emmett says, "When we catch it, let's throw it at Plotkin."
Addreamy pulls feet off floor
peccable laughs.
Gunther gives magnet to lpsmith.
yhlee grins.
kyria79 laughs
Sargent says (to Gunther), "yay"
lpsmith exclaims, "As I'm sure you're all aware, 2004 marks the 100th anniversary of the XYZZY awards. To mark this auspicious occasion, we are proud to present: Great Moments in XYZZY History!"
Guest4 says, "Whoa, Deja Vu"
Guest5 goes home.
Chrysoula cackles.
kyria79 cheers loughly
[peanut-gallery] zarf says, "uh-oh."
Paul exclaims, "Oh, cool!"
Matthew claps!
alkahest exclaims, "yay!"
JessK says, "Yay!"
Jacqueline laughs.
[peanut-gallery] Paolo asks, "?"
yhlee cheers.
peccable asks, "I know IF had a long history, but...?"
Kwi says, "YAY!"
alkahest says, "heheh"
two-star says, "Yay binary."
[peanut-gallery] kyria79 says, "man, I wish I could get my hands on some of that code from 1905"
[peanut-gallery] Spinster says, "Babbage machine adventures"
Sarcasmo gets her froody towel
[peanut-gallery] maga says (to kyria), "reverse-engineer triage"
Emmett says, "Peccable, if you can monkey with Inform to change the past, so can the presenters."
eileen reflects on how she must be older than she thought
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says, "This could be interesting."
[peanut-gallery] brut (to spinster) ))))
two-star says, "oh, that'd be 1000 years."
peccable puts on his peril sensitive sunglasses and clutches his magical wishing stone. (it gloes!)
peccable laughs.
[jumbotron] [Here, lpsmith added everyone and their brother to the channel]
lpsmith gestures to the ceiling. A large jumbotron descends from behind the curtains.
[peanut-gallery] zarf says, "augh"
DorianX says, "OW MAKE IT STOP"
Gunther says (to peccable), "your stone's blowing glue! let me try that again"
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says, "my heavens."
[peanut-gallery] Storme says, "aie"
[peanut-gallery] mcp says, "oh, man"
alkahest says, "yarrrg"
[peanut-gallery] maga says, "OW MY EYES"
Guest4 says, "Wah"
peccable laughs.
[peanut-gallery] Ced says, "I'm feeling timesick"
Matthew @recapc #jumbotron 500
[peanut-gallery] Jota says, "Woah."
peccable can't type.
[peanut-gallery] yhlee says, "indeed."
lpsmith says, "From humble beginnings, in a small booth behind the ice cream maker at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904, the Best Use of Medium went to RUNHORSE.Z1, running on a Triage Mark I."
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "#JUMBOJOIN"
Emmett says, "I think that's illegal in the US."
Paolo says, "cool"
[peanut-gallery] Kwi says, "Yikes."
mcp says, "hee hee"
[peanut-gallery] yhlee says, "Good grief."
Iain says, "Ha ha ha ha ha ha."
Rob says, "yay!"
Sargent says, "ha!"
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | >EXAMINE HORSE
[jumbotron] PerrySimm |
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | THE.HORS
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | E.IS.RUN
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | NING.QUI
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | CKLY.ARO
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | UND.THE.
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | RACETRAK
[jumbotron] PerrySimm |
peccable cheers.
alkahest cheers
Emmett laughs
peccable exclaims, "That is awesome!"
Sarcasmo applauds and laughs
eileen claps happily
Matthew laughs and claps.
Gunther says, "hee hee hee hee"
Paolo cheers
Jearl says, "whee!"
Rob says, "muybridge!"
DavidW says, "ha"
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "okay, yay"
peccable says, "I have a Triage Mk I back home. Still works, too."
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | >EXAMINE HORSE'S LEGS
[jumbotron] PerrySimm |
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | WHICH.LE
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | G.DO.YOU
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | MEAN,.TH
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | E.RIGHT.
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | FORELEG,
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | .THE.LEF
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | T.FORELE
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | G,.THE.R
[jumbotron] PerrySimm |
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | --MORE--
[jumbotron] PerrySimm |
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | IGHT.HIN
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | DLEG,.OR
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | THE.LEFT
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | .HINDLEG
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | ?.......
[jumbotron] PerrySimm |
kyria79 screams wildly
[peanut-gallery] Paul says, "This is so fun."
Sargent says (to Rob), "woo!"
alkahest chuckles
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | >EXAMINE ALL FOUR LEGS AT ONCE
[jumbotron] PerrySimm |
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | ALL.FOUR
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | LEGS.ARE
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | OFF.THE.
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | GROUND!.
Paolo exclaims, "eheh"
Jearl says, "yay!"
K-Y says, "yay for progress."
peccable points at the streen to Triage. "See -- that's your grandpappy."
maga says, "hooray"
Emmett says, "Okay, that is so unbelievably broken. I think I need to use the restroom."
inky says, "hooray"
alkahest exclaims, "it flys!"
[peanut-gallery] zarf says, "so much for my two-column XYZZY layout"
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "Heh"
lpsmith says, "And who could forget the addition of sound, in this 1926 winner of 'Best Puzzles'"
J_J_Guest looks confused
[peanut-gallery] Jearl says, "do a pop-up"
kyria79 claps even more
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | [tinny synthesized jazz music emerges from beneath the jumbotron]
[jumbotron] PerrySimm |
DavidW says, "wowzy wow wow"
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | >HIDE STILL FROM COPS
[jumbotron] PerrySimm |
[jumbotron] PerrySimm |
Emmett says, "Great. The Triage family is like the Barrymores."
Gunther says, "it's the Xyzzy Pasteorama"
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | >TAKE JUG FROM STILL
[jumbotron] PerrySimm |
[jumbotron] PerrySimm |
Paolo laughs
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | >POUR MOONSHINE INTO SINK
[jumbotron] PerrySimm |
[jumbotron] PerrySimm |
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | [The music speeds up to a more frenetic pace.]
[jumbotron] PerrySimm |
[jumbotron] PerrySimm |
alkahest chuckles
Storme has disconnected.
Storme remembers being just nine when she found a radio glued to her head.
Iain has disconnected.
Iain leaps astride a mountain pony and gallops off bareback for reinforcements.
peccable ooohs.
yhlee looks bemused.
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | >OPEN CABINET
[jumbotron] PerrySimm |
kyria79 says, "mmmm... sludge and alcohol"
Emmett laugh
[peanut-gallery] brut says, "test"
[peanut-gallery] Jota exclaims, "Eeeagh, spoilers!"
Storme walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice her approaching it from the other side.
[peanut-gallery] mcp says, "implementing liquids. not bad."
lpsmith says, "In 1942, with the men off to war, women programmers flocked to their UNIVACs, rising to the desperate call to fill America's entertainment void. The 'Best NPC' category was added that year, and "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" won, taking too the 'Best Use of Medium' award, for its innovative use of lower-case letters."
Emmett says, "Okay."
[peanut-gallery] yhlee says, "I'm scared of liquids..."
[peanut-gallery] Matthew says (to mcp), "Hee hee."
Paolo says, "OPEN ARMOIRE"
Emmett laughs
[peanut-gallery] zarf says, "I'm dying here."
Matthew claps and claps and claps.
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "wait until the invention of ropes in 1944 as a spin-off of wartime technology"
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | >EXAMINE DESK
[jumbotron] PerrySimm |
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | Sitting on the desk lie: a blotter, an ink well, a stack of fresh writing paper, a letter opener, and a crumpled envelope.
[jumbotron] PerrySimm |
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | >EXAMINE ENVELOPE
[jumbotron] PerrySimm |
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | The letter is addressed to Marion M___, 542 Cherokee Lane, Boston, MA It is crumpled and dirty, and postmarked nearly a month ago. You catch your breath--is that a blood stain on the corner?
[jumbotron] PerrySimm |
[peanut-gallery] Paul says, "It's the "Our Dumb Century" of IF"
DavidW says, "We don't mention the armoire."
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | >EXAMINE STAIN
[jumbotron] PerrySimm |
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | Nothing more than a reddish-brown smudge, near the bottom corner of the bedraggled envelope.
[jumbotron] PerrySimm |
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | >OPEN ENVELOPE
[jumbotron] PerrySimm |
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | Taking the letter opener, you slit open the top of the envelope and remove the missive inside.
[jumbotron] PerrySimm |
inky says (to DW), "we can't mention the armoire"
[peanut-gallery] yhlee asks, "What armoire?"
[peanut-gallery] yhlee winks.
peccable exclaims, "Don't read it! It's evil!"
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | >READ LETTER
[jumbotron] PerrySimm |
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | Spreading out the letter before you on the desk, you take a deep breath, and begin to read.
[jumbotron] PerrySimm |
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | "My dearest Marion," it begins. "Will I ever see you again? The war has taken so much from me, let it not take my one true love, the light of my life, the twinkle in my eye! Let it not part us one from the other, one into the darkening night. Oh, how I love you! The fairest of the fair, the apogee...
[peanut-gallery] Rob says (to yhlee), "exactly! ..oh"
Emmett says, "The first rule of Armoire Club..."
lpsmith says, "Multimedia IF got another boost in 1973, when Pink Floyd released their game "The Dark Side of the Moon" on the album of the same name, giving the 'Best Game' award for the first time to a co-authored work."
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, ">YOU ARE JUDE LAW AND I CLAIM MY $10"
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | >CRY
[jumbotron] PerrySimm |
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | Do you want to cry forward, cry so no-one seems to hear you, cry tears and give smiles, or cry you were absolutely in the right?
[jumbotron] PerrySimm |
kyria79 cheers
Matthew applauds history.
peccable laughs.
eileen claps happily
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | >CRY FORWARD
maga says, "yay vinyl IF"
Jacqueline says, "Hahaha"
[jumbotron] PerrySimm |
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | The front rank dies.
[jumbotron] PerrySimm |
inky says, "ha ha ha"
[peanut-gallery] zarf asks, "wait, Pink didn't write that all by himself?"
atholbrose says, "snrk"
Jearl laughs
yhlee chuckles.
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | >EXAMINE MAP
[jumbotron] PerrySimm |
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | The lines move from side to side.
zebulon exclaims, "Yay history"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "if you play it while watching the Wizard of Oz it's really mind-blowing"
Sargent says, "In that game, if you type one command each time someone speaks in The Wizard of Oz they synch up"
[peanut-gallery] maga says, ">Z. FOLLOW WORMS"
[peanut-gallery] two-star says, "I hear Dark Side of the Moon Synchs perfectly with Winter Wonderland."
[peanut-gallery] Paul asks, "Which one *is* Pink, anyway?"
J_J_Guest says, "I wish Pink Floyd would make a game."
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says (to Rob), "yay"
[peanut-gallery] two-star says, "timing"
Paolo says, "woah floyd references"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says (to two-star), "hm, I like that joke better than mine"
lpsmith exclaims, "Of course, in a century of IF, we've only scratched the surface of our great moments, from Teddy Roosevelt's 'Speak Softly and Carry Everything That's Not Nailed Down' to William Crowther's single-handed invention of the 'cave crawl' subgenre and winner of "Best NPC's", to Zarf and Aessa's timeless romantic comedy, "So Far, So Good". Here's to another great century, IF!"
Emmett says, "> PULL CURTAIN"
Random-Q-Hacker says, "Pink Floyd appears in Planetfall."
[peanut-gallery] zarf says, "continues dying"
peccable ooohs.
yhlee splutters.
kyria79 laughs
Matthew applauds and cheers!
Sargent says, "yay!"
Photon feels brain damaged.
Gunther applauds hard.
Jacqueline laughs and claps.
zarf claps
Rob claps
maga exclaims, "yay!"
K-Y applauds
Addreamy claps
yhlee cheers.
DavidW cheers mightily.
(From lpsmith) With that, there's another blinding green flash. You shake your head, and look around. Everything seems to be back the way it was before. No, wait--the jumbotron's still there, and lpsmith is still wearing that glittery blue suit.
JessK applauds and whoops
[peanut-gallery] alkahest says, "pink floyd was named after two jazz singers"
Paolo claps wildly
JoshuaH cheers!
zebulon cheers
Paul applauds breastless halftime show!
lpsmith steps to the front, embarrassed.
peccable exclaims, "Oh the humanity! Oh the suit!"
Dino claps.
atholbrose laughs and cheers.
[peanut-gallery] Spinster asks, "The Pinky and the Floyd?"
Chrysoula CHEERS!
DavidW says, "oops. broken green flash."
Kwi says, "Best halftime show ever!!"
(From Rob) Boingggga
[peanut-gallery] kyria79 asks, "so floyd, what do you want to do tonight?"
Gunther rips lpsmith's bodice
lpsmith says, "In the future, if attendees would refrain from saying "XYZZY" into the time dilation nullifiers, I'm sure our collective fashion sense would appreciate it. Thank you."
Photon applauds wildly.
[peanut-gallery] JessK asks, "Why, Floyd? What are we going to do tomorrow night?"
Sarcasmo applauds madly
zebulon says, "xyzzy"
peccable cheers!
[peanut-gallery] alkahest says, "one singer nicknamed pink,the other floyd"
[peanut-gallery] yhlee asks, "Merricat, said Constance, would you like a cup of tea?"
lpsmith says, "Well, onward and forward."
J_J_Guest says, "PLUGH"
Emmett applauds deeply
Paul applauds truly
lpsmith exclaims, "Next up: Best Setting! And, here to present the nominees and the award: Peter Nepstad!"
[peanut-gallery] Bishop says (to JessK), "The same thing we do every night, Pink. We're going to lynch villagers."
atholbrose asks (of J_J_Guest), "Y2, brute?"
[peanut-gallery] kyria79 says, "pinky replies, sure floyd, but burlaps chafs me so..."
Sargent says, "yay!"
zebulon claps
Storme says, "yay!"
Jacqueline says, "Yay Peter!"
Guest4 exclaims, "xyzzy!"
PeterN approaches the podium tentatively, and adjusts the microphone.
Rob claps
Gunther says, "up next, Nelly with >TAKE OFF ALL YOUR CLOTHES"
Iain walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
Matthew claps.
Paul exclaims, "Hooray Peter!"
yhlee cheers.
Chrysoula cheers Peter!
(From PeterN) A blast of feedback screeches from the mic.
FreakBoy says YOHO
Addreamy claps
Jacqueline says, "Ouch."
zebulon covers his ears
PeterN says, "Sorry about that."
Matthew says, "OW MY HIT POINTS"
DavidW claps for Peter. "Yay!"
Rob says, "owwwwuue"
Emmett says, "Ah, where computer science meets third-grade diorama building."
Jearl claps
yhlee fumbles for her earplugs again.
maga asks (of PeterN), "more used to homacoustic commutators, hmm?"
PeterN says, "Thanks for inviting me to present this award, it is an honor and priveledge."
JessK says, "My blood hurts."
Oren has disconnected.
Oren holekh ha'bayta.
Gunther says (to maga), "that's illegal except in california"
Paolo claps
Rob claps
Ghogg applauds
PeterN asks, "Let's get right to it, shall we?"
Kwi screams like a hysteric fangirl. Er, boy. _Boy_.
yhlee cheers.
PeterN says, "The nominees for the award for Best Setting are:"
[peanut-gallery] kyria79 says, "> NELLY, INCREASE TEMPERATURE"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "ha ha"
PeterN says, "City of Secrets, by Emily Short"
FreakBoy cheers!
peccable cheers.
Rob claps!
maga says, "woo woo"
Gunther cheers Comatose Em
DavidW claps!
kyria79 cheers for emily again!
Sargent says, "yay"
zebulon claps
Addreamy cheers
Paolo exclaims, "yay"
Sarcasmo applauds
Storme says, "yay!"
Photon claps.
Jacqueline claps and cheers.
inky applauds
yhlee applauds
alkahest says, "yay"
Matthew claps1
PeterN says, "Gourmet, by Aaron Reed"
[peanut-gallery] Paul says, "I think you mean TEMPERATURRE"
Matthew exclaims, "Er, !"
FreakBoy cheers!
peccable applauds.
Rob applauds
DavidW claps.
zebulon exclaims, "Yay"
Addreamy cheers
Paolo claps
Photon claps.
Matthew claps.
yhlee claps.
Jacqueline applauds.
JoshuaH boils.
lpsmith cheers
kyria79 cheers for gourmet, again
PeterN says, "Narcolepsy, by Adam Cadre"
FreakBoy cheers!
Gunther says, "CLAP1 IF (N)PLAYER EQ (N)AARON"
Paul Yay Emily!
Photon claps.
Rob says, "yay pneumatic restaurants"
peccable claps.
Addreamy cheers
Matthew claps!
Sarcasmo claps
Jearl says, "woooot!"
kyria79 cheers for Adam Cadre, again
alkahest cheers!
DavidW applauds.
zebulon exclaims, "Yay Narcolepsy!!!"
Earth exclaims, "Yay Adam!"
brut exclaims, "leave COS alone!"
two-star claps.
PeterN says, "Slouching Towards Bedlam, by Daniel Ravipinto and Star Foster"
Rob claps!
FreakBoy cheers!
Gunther cheers Adam
Paolo says, "Yay dreamstuff"
Photon claps.
Rob claps!
yhlee applauds, and is glad that in MUDland her hands don't start hurting!
Emmett says, "Emily's spending a year being dead for tax purposes."
peccable grins.
Chrysoula says, "Yay steampunk!"
yhlee cheers.
Addreamy cheers
alkahest exclaims, "yay for las playas!!!!!!!!"
Sky exclaims, "Yay Daniel and Star!"
Matthew applauds loudly.
Ced claps
DavidW cheers!
Jacqueline claps.
Rob says, "too fast too keep up!"
kyria79 slouches again
zebulon exclaims, "Yay steampunk!"
Guest7 goes home.
Gunther yays Dan & Star
Jearl says, "yay Bedlam!"
JoshuaH cheers.
Sargent says, "woo"
alkahest exclaims, "yay dan and star!"
lpsmith claps!
PeterN says, "and finally, To Hell in a Hamper, by J. J. Guest"
Rob applauds all nominees
FreakBoy cheers!
eileen applauds for all the nominees
Photon claps.
Matthew claps.
J_J_Guest puts ear trumpet in his ear
peccable cheers!
DavidW claps
Addreamy cheers
Sarcasmo cheers
yhlee applauds.
alkahest cheers
Paul exclaims, "Yay JJ!"
Gunther applauds JJ
K-Y applauds.
inky says (to JJ), "hee hee"
FreakBoy starts drumroll.
kyria79 whistles again
Rob mm hamper
Paolo says, "yay balloon"
Storme cheers
PeterN says, "and the winner is..."
atholbrose claps for everyone!
Sargent says, "woo"
yhlee holds her breath.
PeterN says, "Oh, crap, I left the envelope on the Midway."
kyria79 shushes the crowd
Rob says, "ha ha booo"
Gunther says, "noooo"
Paolo says, "YAY! - no, wait..."
Jacqueline falls over.
FreakBoy continues drumroll.
zebulon holds yhlee's breth, too
PeterN says, "Its going to take me about 80 moves to get there and back."
Guest4 exclaims, "Doh!"
Paul says, "Oh, it's only 110 rooms away..."
Rob laughs
[peanut-gallery] brut says, "ha ha haaaaa"
Jacqueline says, "ha"
DavidW says, "Take the rolling chair!"
peccable says, "No, that's bad, Gir."
Paul says, "Timing..."
Sargent says (to PeterN), "ha!"
[peanut-gallery] yhlee asks, "There and Back Again: An IF Odyssey?"
Paolo asks, "didn't you save?"
(From PeterN) A large ourangutang emerges from the rear of the auditorium, hands Peter the envelope, steals a few things, and swings off, whooping.
Gunther says, "I hope you have debug mode on"
Kwi says, "PURLOIN it, or something!"
[peanut-gallery] zarf says, "wait, I have an experimental teleporter here somewere"
Matthew says, "Wow."
Rob says, "yay!"
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "You and your Tolkien today."
Chrysoula laughs and laughs.
[peanut-gallery] yhlee grins.
Chrysoula says, "Yay!"
Sargent says, "woo!"
Kwi says, "Woo, monkeys!"
Rob says, "that must be the librarian"
Paolo says, "lucky guy"
lpsmith laughs, claps.
Storme asks, "hey, where's my wallet?"
PeterN says, "Well, that was lucky. And the winner is..."
peccable exclaims, "Yay! L-Space!"
lpsmith exclaims (at Rob), "Hee!"
Guest4 exclaims, "Hooray for monkeys!"
Gunther says, "*ape*"
[peanut-gallery] atholbrose RTA "Tolkien toady"
FreakBoy continues drumroll.
Gunther says, "not monkey"
alkahest exclaims, "yay librarian!"
[peanut-gallery] yhlee says, "Sleep-deprivation and MUDding don't mix...I think."
Rob says, "and my bananas are missing!"
maga says (to orang), "COME BACK WITH OUR AWARDS"
Sargent says (to Rob), "WorldFair-Space"
PeterN exclaims, "Slouching Towards Bedlam, by Daniel Ravipinto and Star Foster!!!"
Rob cheers!
Paolo exclaims, "YAY!"
inky says, "woo!"
Photon applauds.
Chrysoula says, "Yay!"
Addreamy cheers loudly
zarf yay!
Sargent says, "woo!"
Storme says, "woo!"
peccable oohs.
Ghogg exclaims, "woohoo!"
lpsmith cheers!
FreakBoy cheer!
Sarcasmo stands
Gunther says, "Woo Dan 'n' Star!"
kyria79 exclaims, "yeah!"
Paul cheers!
JessK says, "hurray!! for yall!"
alkahest exclaims, "yay!!!!!!!!!"
FreakBoy cheers!
Matthew exclaims, "Hooray!"
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says (to atholbrose), "No, that would be Bilbo Baggins' Wild Ride."
J_J_Guest claps!
Guest4 cheers!
DavidW says, "Hooray!"
eileen applauds hysterically
K-Y cheers
Paolo exclaims, "Go Slouching!"
Sky cheers!
PeterN exclaims, "Congrats!"
JoshuaH cheers!
yhlee exclaims, "Hurrah!"
two-star cheers!
Emmett says, "WHOOOOOOT!@#"
peccable says, "wow."
Jacqueline claps!
Earth cheers!
Jearl says, "woot!"
Matthew applauds excessively.
Bishop applauds.
zebulon cheers wildly
Ced woots
alkahest exclaims, "hurrah for dan and star!!!!!!!!!"
atholbrose applauds!
DavidW clap clap claps!
[peanut-gallery] Spinster says, "Maybe we could, like, implement a 'everyone claps' command and leave it at that? This hooraying is giving me a headache."
[peanut-gallery] Gunther asks, "Tolkien porn?"
peccable wanders onstage.
Kwi mumbles, "Monkeys are funnier," then cheers.
Dino claps
alkahest exclaims, "w00t w00t w00t!!!!!"
Paolo claps and claps again
Rob says, "hooray dismal creepy settings"
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "Ha"
[peanut-gallery] atholbrose exclaims (at Jacq), "...a barrel ride? sounds fun!"
kyria79 claps
[peanut-gallery] zarf says, "it is traditional"
Emmett says, "Stay Tuned for Slouching Toward Bedlam II : Corpse Removal in Turn-Of-The-Century London."
Sarcasmo says, "Thanks, everone, And thanks to London and Bethelhem Hospital for having the forsight to have such interesting history for us to pillage"
Jota claps.
[peanut-gallery] Paul says, "If you're ever a nominee, you'll find it's a big part of the fun... :)"
peccable laughs.
Rob claps
yhlee laughs.
[peanut-gallery] brut asks (of gunther), "best setting == best decorations?"
lpsmith grins.
Paolo claps
peccable says, "Uh. Yeah. What she said."
zebulon cheers
DavidW says, "ya"
Kwi says, "Yay!"
Sargent says (to Sarcasmo and peccable), "yay!"
Ellison walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
lpsmith exclaims, "Hey, now we know who's who!"
Ghogg says, "yay best pillaged setting"
[peanut-gallery] Chrysoula says, "Yeah, the clapping is important!"
Emmett cheers
[peanut-gallery] yhlee says, "Ye people of Englande, rejoice and be glad! For you're now at the hands of the rampaging mad..."
peccable says, ""Talent copies. Genius steals.""
Rob says (to lpsmith), "I was thinking the same thing"
Bishop says (to Ghogg), "No, that was RPG."
Sarcasmo cradles award gently
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says (to brut), "not really, no"
DavidW says, "hee hee"
[peanut-gallery] kyria79 says, "but the cheering is equally important"
peccable exclaims, "Thank you everyone!"
alkahest claps for star!
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "somehow I read 'peccable' as more of a female name than 'sarcasmo'"
Paolo claps and cheers
PeterN trips off the stage, and tries to make it look like he meant to sit down.
alkahest claps for dan!
peccable sits himself down.
yhlee claps and claps.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "but I don't know how to explain it best"
DavidW says, "Congrats, you two!"
Guest4 says, "Hooray"
Matthew claps.
Rob applauds
[peanut-gallery] brut asks (of gunther), "amtosphere?"
Ellison says, "yay"
Sarcasmo sits down
Paul exclaims, "Hooray for co-authors!"
J_J_Guest claps
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "yes, that's more like it"
lpsmith claps and returns to the stage.
(From Dino) Suddenly, the song _I'm Alright_ by Kenny Loggins begins playing from unseen speakers. The lobster, emerging from the folds of the curtain, stands up on his tail and dances.
atholbrose claps.
Gunther says (to Dino), "eeeagh"
kyria79 covers ears
zarf says, "yay!"
Paolo exclaims, "Lobester!"
inky says (to Dino), "hee hee"
Rob says, "heh"
Addreamy laughs
[peanut-gallery] brut says (to gunther), "environment! thanks"
alkahest exclaims, "yay lobster!"
zarf says, "Quadrille! Quadrille!"
peccable says, ""Run!""
lpsmith says (to lobster), "I hope you delivered that award already."
Gunther says, "Quesadilla!"
lpsmith exclaims, "OK, next up: Best Story!"
Gunther says (to lpsmith), "he stuck to magnet backstage"
Paul says, "Playing Kenny Loggins is its version of boiling us."
DavidW give lobster to Zeus.
Adam says (to Paul), "Ha ha ha ha"
lpsmith says, "And here to present the award:"
Sargent says (to Paul), "ha!"
lpsmith looks at his piece of paper.
Gunther says (to Paul), "YAY"
Rob laughs
lpsmith exclaims, "Uh, me!"
(From FreakBoy) Everyone applauds.
inky says, "yay you!"
Kwi says, "GO YOU!"
Rob claps
Matthew claps for lpsmith.
zebulon Cheers
Ghogg exclaims, "you you you!"
Addreamy cheers
Sargent says (to lpsmith), "You're not an NPC!"
DavidW claps
Ellison says, "woo"
yhlee cheers.
Gunther asks (of lpsmith), "who *are* you?"
Sarcasmo hoory you!
Paul asks, "Who? Who? Who? Who?"
brut says, "COS! woo-woo-woo-wooo"
Sarcasmo says, "Hooray, you, rather"
lpsmith says (to Sargent), "Yeah, but I have a story to tell you a mile long."
lpsmith says, "OK, the nominees are:"
[peanut-gallery] zarf says, "Okay, I'm also going tyo be saying 'sarcasmo hoory you' all year"
Gunther says (to paul), "who let the lpsmith out"
inky says (to Paul), "no, no, Kenny Loggins"
lpsmith says, "City of Secrets, by Emily Short"
(From FreakBoy) Everyone applauds.
Rob claps
[peanut-gallery] BoingBall says, "hee hee"
maga says, "woo"
zebulon exclaims, "Yay!"
peccable cheers!
Addreamy claps
yhlee cheers.
Sarcasmo claps
Gunther says, "yay
inky claps
alkahest says, "yay CoS"
Sargent says, "yay"
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "heh"
Jearl claps
Matthew applauds.
kyria79 rattles noisemaker
Storme says, "yay for emily!"
Kwi exclaims, "What FreakBoy @emitted!"
Jacqueline says, "Yay"
DavidW claps
Chrysoula says, "Yay mysterious women!"
Paul says (to inky), "That's spelled 'No! NO! Kenny Loggins???!!'"
lpsmith says, "Narcolepsy, by Adam Cadre"
atholbrose stomps.
Rob claps
Matthew applauds!
peccable claps.
FreakBoy starts drumroll.
Sarcasmo applauds
yhlee claps.
Paolo exclaims, "yay juan goat again!"
Addreamy claps
atholbrose whoos.
Storme says, "yay Adam!"
Gunther says, "yay @dam"
zebulon Whistles
Chrysoula says, "Yay mysterious events!"
(From FreakBoy) Everyone applauds.
alkahest claps
Psmith says, "yay best stories!"
Paul starts paying attention again and clapping nonstop.
BoingBall says, "wooooo"
Rob says, "best nine stories"
kyria79 screams
lpsmith says, "Redemption, by Kathleen M. Fischer"
(From FreakBoy) Everyone applauds.
Rob claps
peccable cheers.
Matthew claps.
Sarcasmo claps
Addreamy claps
DavidW claps
yhlee applauds.
Gunther says, "yay kathl
Sargent says, "woo"
Jacqueline says, "YAY!"
zebulon cheers
Random-Q-Hacker says (to gunther), "Real adventurers do not use such language."
inky stomps feet.
Rob says, "woo double nominee"
Jacqueline says, "Go Kathleen!"
Storme says, "yay kathleen!"
JessK says, "YAY redemption!"
Chrysoula says, "Yay mysterious mysteries!"
Chrysoula says, "Go Kathleen!"
alkahest claps
Jearl says, "wooot!"
Paul is still clapping
lpsmith says, "Slouching Towards Bedlam, by Daniel Ravipinto and Star Foster"
(From FreakBoy) Everyone applauds.
Paolo exclaims, "yay moral dilemmas!"
Rob claps
Addreamy claps
yhlee cheers.
Matthew applauds!
peccable laughs.
Jacqueline claps.
Photon exclaims, "Yay again!"
zebulon applauds even more
JessK says, "yay!"
Chrysoula says, "Yay mysterious patients!"
DavidW claps!
Storme says, "yay dan and star!"
Sargent says, "woo!"
Gunther says, "yay d@n & st@r"
alkahest cheers wildly!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Paul keeps on clapping
JoshuaH cheers.
Jearl says, "yaaay"
(From Rob) Spinster's head explodes
alkahest goooooooooo LOGOS!!!!!
lpsmith says, "And finally, "To Hell in a Hamper", by J. J. Guest"
(From FreakBoy) Everyone applauds.
peccable laughs.
Matthew claps.
Addreamy claps
yhlee cheers.
alkahest exclaims, "goooooooooo LOGOS!!!!!"
zebulon claps
Sarcasmo applauds
Paolo exclaims, "yay overweight baloons"
Chrysoula says, "Yay mysterious balloon!"
lpsmith says, "And the winner is..."
Sargent says, "woo authors with two initials that are the same!"
FreakBoy starts drumroll.
Paul continues to clap, then stops with relief.
Gunther says, "yay jj-without-wacky-symbols"
alkahest exclaims, "yay!"
Storme cheers lots
Rob says, "the adrift underdog"
Rob claps
yhlee fishes for her earplugs again, just in case...can't be without 'em.
[peanut-gallery] Spinster says, "I just gave up on keeping track of conversation. Simpler. :P"
(From lpsmith) Suddenly the jumbotron lights up once again.
Guest2 says, "WOO J.J."
Rob says, "uh oh"
Photon applauds.
Sargent says, "uh-oh"
J_J_Guest laughs
peccable uh-ohs.
Paolo exclaims, "YAY"
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | >put rod in keyhole
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | The brass rod slip easily into the keyhole. Then, of its own accord, it begins to turn - first clockwise, then counter-clockwise.
[jumbotron] PerrySimm |
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | The floor rumbles for a moment. There is an odd sense of movement.
[jumbotron] PerrySimm |
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | The light beneath the Administration and its connecting corridor goes out.
[jumbotron] PerrySimm |
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | A corridor at twelve o'clock lights up as the key stops moving, as does its north-east room. The button labeled 'A' clicks down and begins to glow.
[jumbotron] PerrySimm |
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | The room seems to have subtly cha...
[jumbotron] PerrySimm |
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | /(pain)\
[jumbotron] PerrySimm |
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | A cacophony fills the room - a hideous screeching echo.
[jumbotron] PerrySimm |
[jumbotron] PerrySimm | /(chaosrandomhurt)\
[jumbotron] PerrySimm |
kyria79 hesitates
[peanut-gallery] Skip says, "i feel likewise"
Gunther goes ferch bazooka
[peanut-gallery] Kwi says, "I'll have to sit down and read my logs afterwards, to see all this fast-scrolling text again. (Yay!)"
Matthew cheers!
[peanut-gallery] yhlee says, "Same here."
Guest4 applauds!
lpsmith exclaims, "Slouching Towards Bedlam, by Daniel Ravipinto and Star Foster!"
Matthew exclaims, "WOOOOO!"
peccable blinks.
Addreamy cheers and claps
Storme says, "yay!"
Sargent says, "congrats!"
yhlee cheers.
Jearl applauds
JessK says, "Hurrah!!!"
zarf says, "Yay!"
Gunther says, "woot"
zebulon cheers madly
kyria79 goes crazy
JoshuaH applauds!
inky says, "woo!"
[peanut-gallery] BoingBall says, "someone does cut-down versions. maybe that was just one year"
[peanut-gallery] Ced says, "or even the first time"
J_J_Guest claps!
Paolo exclaims, "YAY"
alkahest exclaims, "yay yay yay!!!!!!!!!"
alkahest exclaims, "yay yay yay!!!!!!!!!"
K-Y applauds
Chrysoula says, "Woot strangeness!"
Sarcasmo blushes.
Gunther says, "it's the Dan Star Show"
Paul says, "/(HOORAY)\"
Photon applauds for the LOGOS.
DavidW says, "/(clapcheerhooray!)/"
Guest2 exclaims, "yay!"
alkahest exclaims, "bravo! hurrah to dan and star!"
Rob claps
Paolo says, "woot difficult choices"
peccable laughs.
Gunther says, "blinding light --"
Gunther says, "no, wait"
Ghogg exclaims, "Dancestar!"
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "I was hoping the Jumbotron would show their cartoon visage from the recent article"
atholbrose exclaims, "yay!"
Rob stomps his feet and cheers
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "heh"
[peanut-gallery] Storme says, "heehee"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther asks, "as ascii art?"
[peanut-gallery] Paul exclaims, ".. Sarge In ASCII Art!"
peccable says, "Well -- thank you everbody for voting for a game that revolves around weirdness, difficult choices and hideous, hideous death."
alkahest exclaims, "w00t w00t w00t!"
peccable grins.
Paolo says, "yay arguably unhappy endings"
kyria79 stomps her foot and choors
[peanut-gallery] ParserGirl asks, "Is something going on today?"
Jearl says, "mmm, grisly"
eileen claps excitedly
zebulon exclaims, "Yay hideous death!"
BoingBall applauds hideous, hideous death
[peanut-gallery] Matthew says (to ParserGirl), "XYZZYs."
[peanut-gallery] Iain says (to ParserGirl), "Somewhat!"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "xyzzy awards"
[peanut-gallery] brut says, "it's must be a cool game, slouching...bedlam"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "I feel so ashamed"
peccable says, "Mind you -- we're very proud of the hideous, hideous deaths."
[peanut-gallery] Spinster says, "Nobody understands it, so it must be good"
[peanut-gallery] Ellison says (to ParserGirl), "also, you've got it going on, girl! DAMN!"
[peanut-gallery] kyria79 says, "that, or the author paid off the judges"
peccable grins
[peanut-gallery] JoshuaH says, "tres cool"
DavidW says, "hee"
peccable exclaims, "Thanks!"
Sarcasmo says, "thanks again"
DavidW claps.
zebulon cheers
Guest2 wonders why you can't wipe the chalkboard off.
Addreamy cheers
[peanut-gallery] ParserGirl says (to Ellison), "Thanks!"
Matthew claps some more.
[peanut-gallery] Bishop says, "It's a sweep, innit."
JessK applauds for Dan and Star
peccable sits hisself down.
Kwi says (to Guest2), "Magic chalk."
Rob applauds
Gunther says, "now dan and star have three among them"
Gunther says, "a bad omen!"
[peanut-gallery] ParserGirl says (to Ellison), "No one wears double L's between vowels quite like you."
inky says, "hee hee"
[peanut-gallery] Ellison says, "hehe"
inky says, "Triage gets one of them"
peccable says, "That's right."
lpsmith exclaims, "OK, next up: Best Writing!"
Matthew claps.
alkahest exclaims, "yay!"
lpsmith exclaims, "And here to present: The Justiciar!"
TheJusticiar emerges from out of a (convenient) tapestry, weaving herself into existence. Then she bows, tucks her fan into a sleeve, and draws out a sheaf of notes folded into origami leaves, a stilled moment of autumn.
Rob says, "write write write!"
zebulon yays
Chrysoula says, "Woohoooo!"
Rob claps
Paul cowers.
Gunther asks, "the who?"
Psmith says, "yay!"
BoingBall has disconnected.
BoingBall has connected.
BoingBall disappears through an invisible gap in the MUD. You think you may have heard the sounds of chatting before the gap closed again.
DavidW says, "whoa"
JessK says, "yay for the justiciar!!"
kyria79 readjusts her bean bag
Chrysoula says, "Oh, goodness, yay!"
BoingBall walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
Matthew claps.
TheJusticiar says, "I am honored to present the XYZZY award for Best Calligr--Writing. The nominees are..."
Skip goes home.
[peanut-gallery] alkahest asks, "whaddaya bet dan and star win this too?"
Jearl says, "yay!"
lpsmith chuckles.
Rob claps
inky says (to Gunther), "from Moonlit Tower, natch"
TheJusticiar reads from a leaf on which cryptic characters wind across the paper, a cipher beyond knowing.
(From FreakBoy) Everyone applauds.
Rob says, "yay calligrwriting"
[peanut-gallery] Chrysoula says, "memory entity from Moonlit Tower."
TheJusticiar says, "City of Secrets, by Emily Short"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "this sounds like a emily win"
Addreamy claps
(From FreakBoy) Everyone applauds.
peccable cheers
Gunther says (to inky), "doh"
Rob applauds
Sarcasmo applaud
zebulon cheers
maga says, "yay"
Matthew cheers!
lpsmith cheers!
inky whistles
JoshuaH cheers.
Paul exclaims, "Yay CoS and ES!"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "I'm thinking mebbe so"
alkahest exclaims, "hurrah!"
[peanut-gallery] Artis asks, "Wouldn't that be best typing?"
DavidW claps
TheJusticiar looks in alarm at the next note, from which a raucously colorful feather drifts, sizzling with sparks.
Rob says, "oooooh ahhh"
TheJusticiar says, "Max Blaster and Doris de Lightning Against the Parrot Creatures of Venus, by Dan Shiovitz and Emily Short."
(From FreakBoy) Everyone applauds.
[peanut-gallery] Iain asks (of Artis), "Huh?"
Rob says, "yay!"
Sargent says, "yay feather!"
peccable cheers!
Chrysoula says, "Yayayyayayy! Max Blaster!"
zebulon claps
Addreamy claps
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "I really wish people wouldn't clap for me. I don't want to clap for everything, after all."
alkahest says, "pretty"
Sarcasmo applauds
Matthew cheers!
Chrysoula says, "Yayyayya Doris!"
Jearl says, "hee!"
inky says, "yay sparkly"
DavidW claps
Paolo says, "yayay"
liza says, "Yay games I have played"
Paul exclaims, "Yay MBaDdLAtPCoV and DS and ES!"
Rob says, "max! doris! rocket pants!"
lpsmith cheers again!
Emmett cheers wildly
Jacqueline claps.
Gunther doesn't clap for Jacqueline.
Rob says, "parrots!"
kyria79 laughs
Gunther says, "as per request"
TheJusticiar retrieves and unfolds her fan just in time to conceal her yawn as she reads the next one.
Jacqueline claps for herself!
TheJusticiar says, "Narcolepsy, by Adam Cadre."
(From FreakBoy) Everyone except Jacqueline applauds.
peccable claps.
inky says, "hee hee"
Addreamy claps
Spinster says, "Your hands will fall off if you do that."
Jearl says, "yaaay!"
Rob applauds
Iain says, "Heh."
Paul exclaims, "Yay N and AC!"
Sarcasmo claps
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "heh"
Matthew claps!
zebulon cheers
inky says, "yay Narcolepsy"
Paolo says, "yay N"
[peanut-gallery] Ghogg asks, "but who claps for The Clapper?"
peccable says, ""Yay!""
Sargent says, "woo"
Emmett shakes his big foam 'IF #1' finger in the air
Kwi swoons.
alkahest exclaims, "yay!"
[peanut-gallery] kyria79 says, "my hands are already numb from clapping"
[peanut-gallery] Ellison says (to Ghogg), "hee"
inky says (to Paul), "I think you forgot an R in there"
TheJusticiar peers around suspiciously as the Word scribed upon this leaf unbraids itself into several.
lpsmith applauds.
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "yay big foam finger"
[peanut-gallery] Jearl says, "might as well keep on then"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says (to Rob), "...of doom"
TheJusticiar says, "Slouching Towards Bedlam, by Daniel Ravipinto and Star Foster."
(From FreakBoy) Everyone except Jacqueline applauds.
Rob claps
Addreamy claps
Sargent says, "woo"
Matthew applauds1
zebulon claps
Paolo says, "w00t"
Jearl claps
Matthew exclaims, "!"
Paul exclaims, "Yay STB and DR and SF!"
DavidW says, "claps"
JessK waves big foam finger
Jacqueline claps.
lpsmith cheers!
JoshuaH exclaims, "yay Word!"
inky applauds
Guest2 applauds.
Paul asks (of inky), "Where?"
Gunther clappity clap
alkahest holds up a sign saying "i [heart] STB!!!!"
Emmett exclaims, "HOORAY FOR WRITING!"
kyria79 steals JessK's foam finger
TheJusticiar frowns at the laundry to-do list on one side of the leaf, then turns it over to find the final nominee.
peccable laughs.
alkahest claps
inky says (to Paul), "after the N, and between the A and the C"
TheJusticiar says, "To Hell in a Hamper, by J. J. Guest."
(From FreakBoy) Everyone except Jacqueline applauds.
J_J_Guest exclaims, "Yay me!"
peccable cheers.
Rob applauds
Sargent says, "woo"
Matthew claps.
Addreamy claps
inky says, "yay you!"
Paolo exclaims, "most alarming!"
Jearl claps
zebulon applauds, redunndantly
alkahest claps
JessK says, "hoory you!"
Paul exclaims, "Yay THiaH and JJG!"
Gunther says, "yay me! er, you"
Rob says, "yay suspiciously bulgy overcoats"
atholbrose exclaims, "yay nominees!"
atholbrose claps
TheJusticiar clears her throat.
Dino claps
peccable exclaims, "Yay acronyms!"
Rob says, "wait, tsd"
Guest2 cheers J.J. Guest on!
eileen applauds all the nominees
Kwi says (to zebulon), "You can never clap redundantly!"
TheJusticiar says, "Surely an occasion such as this deserves a little commemorating haiku:"
Sargent says (to Rob), "heh"
Paul says (to inky), "I'll never make it on IF Celebrity Spelling Bee"
Chrysoula says, "oooh haiku"
Emmett says, "uh-oh"
inky says (to Paul), "hee hee"
Guest4 exclaims, "Woooooo!!!"
Sarcasmo says, "yay clever presentation"
lpsmith exclaims, "Yay haiku!"
Matthew exclaims, "Yay spam-free awards!"
Paul exclaims, "Yay commemorating haiku!"
Sargent says (to Paul), "just make sure you're competing against Rybred"
TheJusticiar says, "when walking through dreams/ or past the world's boundaries/ beware of the maze"
TheJusticiar bows toward Adam, smiling.
Rob says, "oooo"
[peanut-gallery] alkahest says, "i ku, you ku, we all ku for haiku ..."
Jearl says, "YAAAY!"
[peanut-gallery] kyria79 says, "foul! delay of play"
Chrysoula says, "Yay!"
Kwi claps.
Sargent says, "Woo!"
Guest4 exclaims, "Hooray for mazes!"
Rob says, "yay!@"
TheJusticiar says, "Narcolepsy, by Adam Cadre, has prevailed in its dedication to form, rhythm, and not a little humor: all marks of excellent calligr--writing."
FreakBoy starts drumroll.
lpsmith exclaims, "W00t!"
[peanut-gallery] Bishop left to break into his office and missed everything.
Ghogg exclaims, "Woot!"
Chrysoula says, "Very very very nice presentatioN!"
peccable cheers.
Gunther says, "Applausola!"
TheJusticiar says (to Adam), "It would, of course, be appropriate for you to produce your own haiku in response...but that is at your discretion."
Matthew claps and claps.
Rob applauds Adam
inky says, "yay narcolepsy!"
Paolo exclaims, "AYAY"
Adam says, "Oh, yay"
Storme says, "yay adam!"
Addreamy cheers
JoshuaH claps.
Sarcasmo claps
zarf says, "Yay"
JessK says, "Yay for narcolepsy!!!"
maga says, "boo"
zebulon exclaims, "HAIKU! HAIKU!"
Guest4 exclaims, "Haiku!"
Paolo clappos manis
K-Y applauds
inky says (to maga), "shush"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says (to Bishop), "check out the blackboard"
alkahest exclaims, "yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!!"
Paul bows to Adam, then cheers also!
Adam says, "I actually have a speech prepared here"
Guest4 exclaims, "Haikue!"
eileen claps appreciatively
Adam says, "Just a moment"
Rob says, "hey, I wrote part of that! yay me too"
Jearl says, "Limerick!"
Adam says, "Okay, here we go"
Ghogg says, "woo woo"
Emmett cheers, and then suddenly falls asleep
inky says (to Rob), "hee hee"
Adam says, "'Thanks, etc.'"
Paolo exclaims, "esperanto!"
(From Sargent) Adam says, "Zzzz."
[peanut-gallery] Bishop says, "OK, just missed Best Writing."
Jota applauds.
Gunther says (to Adam), "yay"
maga has something like a tragic horse with a beard.
Kwi says, "Yay!"
[peanut-gallery] Random-Q-Hacker says, "narcolepsy"
[peanut-gallery] Bishop asks, "Are we on Best Game now?"
liza says (to Rob), "My first XYZZY award!"
lpsmith laughs.
Paul says, "Excellent speech."
Matthew claps.
Rob says (to liza), "yay you!"
peccable exclaims, "Yay! Short speech!"
Sarcasmo applauds
inky says, "hee hee"
alkahest exclaims, "yay adam!"
TheJusticiar looks at Adam, nonplussed.
Adam says, "Also, I think half the people in the room here should applaud themselves"
peccable applauds.
liza says, "Adam should've had a bunch of random people write his speech too"
Sargent says, "Yay us!"
Chrysoula says, "Yay Adam!"
Rob claps!
Paul applauds himself!
[peanut-gallery] kyria79 says (to bishop), "I'm completely lost, sorry"
Matthew says (to liza), "Hee hee."
TheJusticiar joins in the applause.
lpsmith exclaims, "Yay contributors!"
Jearl says, "woot!"
peccable exclaims, ""Yay collaborators!"
Addreamy applauds
zebulon applauds everybody who applauds themselves
JessK says, "yay all yall!"
Paolo exclaims, "yay multiple authors"
zarf asks, "What, half of us deserve it twice as much as they think?"
Emmett applauds no more than 50% of the room
Guest4 applauds half the people in the room
peccable laughs.
Iain says (to liza), "Lets all grab his hands and smack them together a bunch of times."
Sarcasmo says, "yay everybody"
Rob says, "yay"
FreakBoy applauds everybody who does not applaud themselves.
Iain says, "Er, let's."
Jota applauds the half who shouldn't applaud themselves.
inky applauds everyone who doesn't applaud themselves
inky says, "hee hee"
[peanut-gallery] (from Ellison) Adam says, "The other half should be ashamed, very ashamed."
Ced applauds the half the people who aren't applauding themselves
Rob says, "hee hee"
Photon doesn't know how to applaud himself.
Bishop exclaims (at FreakBoy), "Yay!"
FreakBoy vanishes in a puff of logic.
Rob laughs and claps
Jearl tries to start a wave
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "heh"
alkahest claps for everyone who worked on Narcolepsy
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "hee hee"
zebulon is ashamed, very ashamed
Gunther applauds half of everyone who doesn't applaud everyone who should applaud everyone else
Sarcasmo thinks you should only applaud yourself in private
Chrysoula applauds Narcolepsy!
Sargent says, "Did I work on Narcolepsy? It's hard to recall -- I've slept since then."
Bishop's head explodes.
Rob says, "rah rah"
Emmett fears the applause loop
Ellison says, "haha"
Iain applauds Sargent.
Guest2 whees.
[peanut-gallery] Yoon says, "Oh dear...Russell's paradox in XYZZY I've seen it all."
Adam says, "Anyway, again, thank you very much"
Adam sits down
Rob continues the wave, to no avail
Matthew claps some more.
lpsmith claps!
Paul exclaims, "Yay, etc.!"
Rob applauds Adam again
peccable cheers.
Sarcasmo claps
Addreamy cheers
Sargent says (to Paul), "woo!"
Photon exclaims, "Great speech!"
alkahest exclaims, "cheers!"
zarf claps
[peanut-gallery] Chrysoula asks, "Is this a short award ceremony?"
kyria79 appears confused, but claps nonetheless
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "moderately so"
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
[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) 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. :)""
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!"
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
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.
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"
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.
[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.
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.
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"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "bye"
Jearl leaves the auditorium to the west.
[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?"
Somad goes home.
[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.
Guest5 leaves the auditorium to the west.
Photon leaves the auditorium to the west.
Paste mode ended.
You head out into an open area.
Cavernous Cavern
This long, empty room may once have contained anything -- gold bars, crates of books, radioactive waste, even *people*, stacked up like lumber. Now, though, its emptiness makes it seem even larger than it really is. The south wall is marked up to look a little like the inside of a house, including a front door, but that quickly gives way to bare concrete and even chipped rock towards the north end. Aside from the doorway, archways also lead out to the north and east.

Players: Photon
Visible Exits: south (to the outdoors and Edifice Towers), east (to the auditorium), north (to the Long Hall and most of ifMUD)
You walk north under the archway.
Long Hall
This room is brilliantly lit from all directions. In fact, it is unclear where the walls and ceiling end. Doorways lead to the east and west, and tunnels open up in most other directions. An archway stands at the south end of the hall, and stairs lead up and down.

You can see: a torch in a wall sconce, Object #1000, note, Official ifMUD Bulletin Board, Object #10000
Players: eileen, Paolo, angrysheep
Visible Exits: south (to a Cavernous Cavern), north (to the Round Room), west (to the Adventurer's Lounge), east (to the Coder's Tavern), southwest (to the Big Dig), southeast (to the Open Chamber), up (to the 'Carousel Room'), northwest (to the Clay Cube), northeast (to the Rocky Room), down (to Dorm A)
The 'Carousel Room' Bar & Grill
Zagat's says, "The Carousel may not actually spin -- but after a couple cocktails prepared by master mixologist Flanz Loomi, you'll think it does!" This more than makes up for that barb in the local indie weekly declaring, "Why do they call it the Carousel? Because the men act like small children and the women look like horses." Goddamn smart-ass Gen-X punks.

You can see: IF WRITER'S FORUM ground rules, Grue Bouncer, MUD Author Chat Suggestion Book, Best Bids nominees, verbs for interview situations
Players: Bishop, Jaybird, Artis, Psmith, Matthew, Storme, Iain, Jacqueline, Chrysoula, boucher, JessK, kyria79, J_J_Guest, alkahest, liza, DavidW, Ghogg, Gunther, Random-Q-Hacker, Steve, peccable, Adam, Kwi, two-star, Earth, Oren, FreakBoy, swinners, K-Y, zebulon, Lionheart, JoshuaH, Markov, Sarcasmo, Addreamy, Sargent, Sky, Paul, Rob, Jearl, Guest5
Visible Exits: down
[peanut-gallery] Iain says, "We'll sit behind him so it's not distracting."
[peanut-gallery] (from Gunther) has disconnected.
Jacqueline says (to kwi), "Heehee"
[peanut-gallery] Ghogg asks, "post-XYZZY speed-IF?"
[peanut-gallery] JessK says, "Good idea Iain."
[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"
J_J_Guest exclaims, "I'm off too, thanks to everyone who voted for me!"
[peanut-gallery] Storme asks (of Iain), "'move that black 7 on top of the red 8'?"
[peanut-gallery] Iain says (to Ellison), "Yikes."
peccable exclaims, "bye guest!"
JessK says, "Bye JJ"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says (to Ellison), "ha ha ha"
Kwi says, "Bye JJ!"
Random-Q-Hacker camps outside zarf's house.
Random-Q-Hacker says, "ILAC"
Sarcasmo says, "Bye, JJ. Congratulations"
Rob says (to J_J_Guest), "I enjoyed your game"
Bishop asks, "Who's up for a speedif?"
J_J_Guest exclaims, "thanks again!"
kyria79 contemplates speedIF
Chrysoula says, "If only I remembered how to code! And didn't have a house to clean!"
JoshuaH says, "Great show! I wonder what would have happened if we got Appendix D, though."
alkahest exclaims, "that was an excellent ceremony! can't wait till next year! bye, all!"
alkahest goes home.
J_J_Guest goes home.
[peanut-gallery] Psmith says (to lpsmith), "Bring the chalkboard with you when you come up."
Gunther says, "off now"
kyria79 says, "after my last fiasco, I really don't think I should"
Sarcasmo says, "That was a great ceremony"
Gunther says, "congrats all"
DavidW says (to Earth), "I liked your entrance, btw. Hope you're not worried much about the damage."
JessK says, "Ooh, house to clean."
peccable laughs.
Rob says, "drinks are on inky!"
zebulon orders some chili nuts
Jacqueline says, "I'd be up for Werewolf, though I really should go do some stuff."
[peanut-gallery] zarf says, "the game I was working on is on my hard drive, like it's been for months."
JessK orders drinks.
kyria79 says, "I'll have a long island"
(From Rob) splush
Paul takes a drink off of inky.
inky . o O ( what's this martini doing on my head? )
[peanut-gallery] zarf says, "I successfully rearranged some objects."
Jacqueline says, "Not that this has ever stopped me from playing Werewolf previously."
Gunther turns the dials on his Rage Meter up to 11 and cries, "GO GET MY GODDAMN... PHONE BOOK!!!"
BoingBall says (to inky), "the breaststroke"
Artis proceeds into the nearest corner.
inky says (to BB), "hee hee"
zebulon orders a pan-galactic gargle blaster
Jacqueline says, "Aw. There goes Zeus."
Bishop says, "Hmm, post-XYZZY fun and games. We _should_ do something like that."
[peanut-gallery] Ghogg asks, "The equivalent of adding a comma in the morning and taking it out in the afternoon?"
kyria79 throws down her bean bag and plops onto it
[peanut-gallery] zarf says, "almost"
Adam says, "Okay, back to work"
kyria79 says (to zebulon), "nice choice"
Adam has disconnected.
Adam continued to follow me around the parking lot using profound language.
Matthew 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] zarf says, "actually it took a fair amount of testing."
DavidW says (to Earth), "oh, and if you could pass on a suggestion to your author, maybe 'Horizon' ought to be in the title of your next EAS3."
zebulon says (to kyria79), "Of course"
Jearl waves
Jearl goes home.
kyria79 says (to zebulon), "just make sure you follow that up with a stomach pump, or you'll be crawling home"
a chalkboard listing the winners materializes.
kyria79 says, "off in the distance, you hear a phone ringing"
zebulon says (to kyria79), "Not really, I'll just >bamf< home..."
JessK answers phone.
Jota asks (of W), "Horizon wireless?"
Rob updates his IF games page on his website
DavidW asks (of Jacqueline), "We lost Zeus?"
Random-Q-Hacker idles.
kyria79 sips her drink
DavidW says (to Jota), "No. Horizon as in where earth and sky meet."
zebulon examines kyria79's drink
Ghogg says, "except they take on the evil Telephone Company"
kyria79 says (to davidw), "I thought that was the closet"
ykl goes home.
Earth says (to DavidW), "Actually, we met in our parents' house."
Steve slips away on the newly waxed floor.
(From BoingBall) Rob says, "...none...since...days...of...Infocom...until...Pentari..."
Artis looks around for coffee.
DavidW says (to Earth), "You know what I mean. It's not meant to be taken literally."
zebulon sips his gargle blaster. Carefully. Very carefully.
inky says, "hee hee"
Sky says, "He always takes everything literally. He calls it part of his 'charm'."
kyria79 eyes the musicians in the corner playing off beat
zebulon says (to davidw), "So you're saying that Earth and Sky don't really meet"
Storme remembers being just nine when she found a radio glued to her head.
Sky says, "Just ask inky."
zebulon asks (of davidw), "at the horizon?"
kyria79 says (to zebulon), "perhaps they meet in cognito"
Bishop says (to Storme), "Unfortunately, there's a radio attached to my brain."
zebulon says (to kyria79), "Oh. Didn't think of that."
kyria79 asks (of bishop), "do you get CNN?"
zebulon asks (of kyria79), "I've never been in Congnito myself. What's it like?"
Bishop says, "Oh, sorry, wrong lounge."
kyria79 says (to zebulon), "dry, and humid"
kyria79 says, "but the shops are pretty cheap"
Bishop says, "So, who wants a SpeedIF. We _must_ have critical mass."
zebulon says (to kyria79), "Great. I like oxymoronic places."
Bishop says, "s/./?/"
kyria79 says, "you can buy a authentic Xyzzy award for two lines of code"
JessK asks, "I've never done SpeedIF. Is it as simple as it sounds?"
Bishop says, "Yup."
JessK asks, "You just... write a game in 2 hours?"
Gunther materializes.
Bishop says, "Yup."
Paul says (to JessK), "Simpler."
Jacqueline says, "Pretty much."
JessK says, "Huh."
BoingBall says (to jessk), "according to a set of rules, yeah"
kyria79 asks, "what requirements?"
Ghogg says, "We need some, yes."
zebulon says (to kyria79), "I once coded an entire dungeon in two lines of code. Very long lines."
Bishop says, "And nobody gets on your case if the game's crap."
Jacqueline asks, "I might be up for one. What are the parameters? Anybody got a theme?"
kyria79 says (to zebulon), "hehe"
Ghogg asks, "Could we not do random objects this time?"
JessK says, "I think I have a compiler on this systems."
Gunther disappears through an invisible gap in the MUD. You think you may have heard the sounds of chatting before the gap closed again.
Bishop says (to Ghogg), "If you have a better idea, feel free to start us off."
Jacqueline goes to get her laptop, which has a blank inform file setup on it, 'cause she's a cheater with a poor memory.
Rob says, "or sometimes you take more than 2 hours ..."
Ghogg says, "Thinking...."
JessK says, "Ooh, the laptop. Kewl."
kyria79 looks befuddled
BoingBall says, "who would ever do that rob"
Kwi says, "... Two days... Weeks... Or 20 years..."
Rob says, "I always start things using the stub.h file that Adam put on the archive"
JessK asks, "Oh no, Jen, where will you write yours?"
kyria79 asks (of jessk), "wanna collaborate?"
Random-Q-Hacker says, "20 years is a speedIF by my standards."
zebulon says, "I think the game should have a swimming pool in it.""
Bishop says, "And if you win an award with your game, all proceeds go to the Interantional SpeedIF Association."
kyria79 says, "yeah, swimming pool. And a floatation device"
Steve says, "My games always begin as Ruins"
JessK says, "Yah. Or you could write on the Squirrel."
Ghogg says, "Ok. Pick something that happened in the presentations from the XYZZY ceremony and make it the main element of a speedIF."
zebulon says, "Definitely a flotation device."
Steve says, "And, well, they pretty much stay there"
DavidW says, "I'm not always inspired by speedif requirements. It really is a toss-up for me."
BoingBall says (to Ghogg), "Everyone clapped."
Rob says (to DW), "yeah"
kyria79 asks, "do we have a theme?"
zebulon asks, "The sound of 158 hands clapping?"
kyria79 asks, "galactic-pan blasters?"
Jacqueline says, "ha"
Random-Q-Hacker asks, "How about a 'great moments in xyzzy history' speedIF?"
Ghogg says, "Yeah. Like the halftime."
peccable waves.
JessK says, "Hm, that could work."
peccable exclaims, "I'm gonna head out. Thanks again everyone!"
Bishop says, "Mine always start from a skeleton file I have which includes a line to change the playerobj.description and a DeathMessge stub."
kyria79 says, "all room descriptions must be hiakus"
JessK says, "Bye dan!"
Sarcasmo thanks everyone for a great afternoon.
Rob says (to peccable), "rah!"
Bishop says (to kyria), "Ooh, I like."
JessK asks, "Haikus!?"
Paul great to see you Dan & Star. Stop by anytime!
zarf says, "Bye."
peccable grins.
DavidW says, "bye peccable, Sarcasmo. Come back sometime."
peccable exclaims, "bye!"
Paul meant that to be said, not emoted.
JessK says, "You mean Haikae. It's plural."
Kwi says, "In other words: One-room games."
Sarcasmo says, "thanks. Will do."
peccable goes home.
Sarcasmo waves
Sarcasmo goes home.
Ghogg says, "I said the ceremony in general in case anyone wants to do the, uh, haiku for example."
Artis sips toxic grade coffee.
JessK asks, "Bishop, you wanna share that starter file?"
Bishop asks, "Sure. Want the makefile too?"
kyria79 says, "haikae leave me lost/I don't know any plurals/now I'm embarrassed"
JessK says, "Suresy."
zebulon exclaims, "Hands up anybody who knows their Japanese plurals!"
Rob says, "uhh"
DavidW asks, "Japanese doesn't have plurals, does it?"
JessK says, "ninja -> ninjae, haiku -> haikae"
kyria79 gives Jessk a hand up-- um, out
ParserGirl says (to DavidW), "Not really."
Bishop says, "Two links at the bottom of"
kyria79 asks (of bishop), "is this really happening?"
Rob says, "sure"
Bishop says, "I hope so."
zebulon says, "Nothing here is happening. It is all an illusion."
Bishop asks, "But we need to get organized, I guess. Who wants to actually run the damn thing?"
Rob says, "hey, it's Emily!"
DavidW says, "y'know, I ate before the ceremony began, but I'm kinda peccish again."
Rob toasts Emily
Paul exclaims (at Emily), "She's awake! Welcome!"
zebulon says (to emily), "Congrats on the award"
Ghogg drops SpeedIF 100.
Gunther hollers (to emily), "too late!"
Emily says, "yeah, *someone* seems to have been moving my player around during the ceremony"
Bishop says, "Mmm, toasted Emily."
JessK says, "congrats Emily!"
Sky exclaims (at Emily), "Congratulations!"
kyria79 asks (of bishop), "what happens to the runner?"
Emily says, "anyway, thanks"
DavidW says, "Welcome, Emily. Better late than, well, y'know."
JessK says, "I nominate Rob to run the thing."
Rob says, "who, me? gosh"
Bishop says (to kyria79), "If they're over 30 years old, we kill them."
kyria79 laughs
JessK laughs
kyria79 says (to jessk), "we laugh because we're young"
JessK says, "Btw Kyria and I are in the same house."
Ghogg says, "Okie, I dropped the SpeedIF object."
Bishop says, "Nothing at all, AFAIK. They just collect the parameters, drop the opject with the parameters and all."
Rob says (to Ghogg), "it has no description"
JessK asks, "Where is the object?"
Ghogg says, "Ack"
Bishop exclaims (at Ghogg), "That has no parameters on!"
BoingBall says, "SpeedIF Nothing Special"
Ellison says (to JessK), "and at the end of your internet connection... was a HOOK!"
Rob says, "hee hee"
Bishop says, "Naked SpeedIF."
Ghogg says, "much better"
Rob says, "your task: write nothing special in 2 hours! good luck!"
zebulon says (to rob,), "nah, that's what I do all the time"
Rob says, "hrm"
kyria79 asks, "about naken people, or you write it naked?"
DavidW says (to Ghogg), "We're not in the lounge, y'know. Also, please name it something else. The numbers should be reserved."
Bishop says, "Hmm, vague. But we can do that."
JessK asks, "What are we looking at? Is there an object?"
Ghogg says, "hmm"
Rob says, "x speedif"
Bishop asks, "Reserved for what?"
BoingBall asks, "The numbers are reserved?"
Kwi says, "Ack! Not JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE!"
Kwi shudders at the thought.
DavidW says, "For the speedifs that Dave runs."
Rob says, "or perhaps intrigue backstage at an awards ceremony"
Bishop says, "I hope we all implement a successful response to 'KILL JUSTIN'."
Ghogg says, "Ok, renamed"
Rob says, "explaining why all of the nominees who didn't appear weren't there"
zebulon says, "Killing Justin is far too easy on him"
kyria79 says, "speed if with an NPC named Justin..."
Ghogg says (to Rob), "yeah"
Ghogg says (to Rob), "like, describe Emily's secret spy mission"
Paul smiles at Rob. "Cool idea."
Ghogg asks (of Emily), "that is where you were, right?"
kyria79 says (to zebulon), "yeah, torture is much better"
Emily asks, "hunh?"
Ellison says, "yeah, that is a good idea"
Ellison says, "best SpeedIF idea I EVER HEARD, in fact"
Ghogg asks (of Emily), "The microfilm. In your shoe, right?"
Emily says, "um, what is really going on is that I am seriously overworked and underslept"
kyria79 says, "the scene starts with a girl screaming... no wait, that's Justin with clamps on his nipples"
Emily says, "but if you want to make it glamorous, by all means"
JessK asks, "Is it considered okay to feature, say, Emily in a speedIF like this?"
Rob says, "I'm trying to remember who wasn't there... Emily, Aaron Reed, Mike Sousa..."
Kwi whispers (to Ghogg), "In the cheese..."
BoingBall says (to emily), "aw"
Rob says (to JessK), "yes"
Paul exclaims (at Emily), "You? Overworked? How uncharacteristic!"
zebulon asks (of jessk), "Emily in the same IF as Justin Timberlake?"
Emily says (to Paul), "yes, but this time it is NOT ABOUT IF"
Emily says (to zebulon), "I beg you, no"
DavidW says, "The transcript should look interesting. I wonder if we'll see three columns or what."
kyria79 exclaims (at zebulon), "blasphamy!"
Jacqueline waves and makes an isquiesque departure for home.
Paul asks (of Emily), "Is it about graduate school?"
Emily says (to Paul), "partly"
Paul says (to Emily), "You're still well within your stereotype, then."
kyria79 asks, "did bishop leave to start his speed game?"
Emily says, "and partly about my part-time-job-that-is-more-than-full-time these days"
zebulon says (to Emily), "Your wish is my command"
JessK asks, "Okay, so now we need to break away from the mud and start writing?"
Paul asks (of Emily), "What job is that?"
JessK says, "(I think I'm failing already)"
zarf looks, says "ack 200K log file"
Rob says, "I know what it is, it's all of that crazy cryptography"
BoingBall says, "well, it should probably officially start on the hour"
DavidW says (to JessK), "No. You can code and mud at the same time, if you prefer."
Ghogg says (to BoingBall), "yeah"
Emily says (to Paul), "Latin teaching and stupidly volunteering to overhaul the school website"
BoingBall says, "since it's only ten minutes anyway"
JessK says, "Yeah, that'd be really easy :-)"
kyria79 says (to boingball), "so if you start now you get an extra 11 minutes"
Rob says, "oog, never volunteer to overhaul a website"
Paul exclaims (at Emily), "Holy cow!"
Emily says, "yeah, I've learned better BUT IT IS TOO LATE"
kyria79 says (to davidw), "you must have two brains to type with"
Rob says, "I say this having volunteered to overhaul websites before"
zebulon asks (of Emily), "The chool web site is written in Latin?"
Earth says (to Emily), "Perhaps your superpower is 'overcommitment.'"
Emily says (to zebulon), "sadly not"
Ghogg says, "toooooo laaaaate"
Bishop forgets the syllable pattern for haiku.
two-star says (to bishop), "5-7-5"
kyria79 says (to bishop), "make up your own"
DavidW says (to Kyria), "I never said it was easy."
Rob says, "5-7-5"
ParserGirl goes home.
kyria79 says, "36-24-38"
Jacqueline asks, "So, what's our theme?"
Kwi says, "Zeus. Bulls. The usual stuff."
BoingBall says (to jacq), "x speedif century"
JessK says, "Emily's secret spy mission"
Rob says, "I suggested explaining why all the nominees who didn't show up weren't there"
kyria79 says (to davidw), "those who have talent can probably get away with that, but as for me? I should commit all my brainpower to just coding"
Rob says, "in some sort of backstage plot"
kyria79 says (to jacqueline), "haikae"
Jacqueline says, "Got it."
BoingBall says, "oh yeah, it got changed#"
Jacqueline says, "Hm."
Kwi says (to kyria79), "Hey, SpeedIFs are not a competition. So just do your best. :-)"
Paul says (to Kwi), "Unlike almost everything else we do."
DavidW says, "And I took a day to code one of my 'speed' IFs."
Ghogg asks, "Didn't ASCII start as a speedIF?"
zebulon says (to kyria79), "Besides, committing all your brainpower to coding may be a good thing - "it" should do the plotting"
Rob says, "and I took two, and look what happened"
BoingBall says (to kwi), "well, except the author of the worst entry of each speedif is banned from them for six months"
JessK says, "Hurray! Kyria is installing inform on my other computer :-)"
Kwi laughs.
Artis smiles sadly.
DavidW says, "ASCII was a speedIF. A very good one."
Rob says, "ASCII was a speedIF where the idea was to make a game that fit the title, which was my kind of premise"
two-star says, "rob cheated a bit on the 2 hour thing though."
Rob says, "I should have thanked Jacqueline and Gunther while I was onstage, but I forgot"
kyria79 starts concentrating furiously on her computer
Jacqueline copies blank inform file onto a disk from her laptop.
BoingBall says, "title-speedif is a good idea"
Rob says, "I cheated seven and a half times over"
Jota asks, "Hmm. How long has it been since we've had a properly numbered speedIF?"
Jacqueline says (to Rob), "Awww."
Paul says (to Rob), "The Hillary Swank of XYZZYs."
Rob says (to Jacq), "thanks for the inspiration"
Jota says, "Next time I run one, I should number it. Back to old traditions and all."
Jacqueline says (to Rob), "That would have been cool, but it's the thought that counts."
DavidW says, "I liked the speedif where I suggested 'too many words beginning with z'. I liked how that one played out."
Chrysoula speed cleans!
Jacqueline says (to Rob), "Absolutely. We had no idea where that would go, did we? Heh. Go you."
zebulon finishes his pan-galactic gargle blaster, tries to stand up, then looks uncomprehendingly at his legs
BoingBall asks, "we still don't know who actually thought that name up, do we? it was a choice on some trivia game?"
DavidW says, "Gunther's 'jason finds fleece' was a classic."
Rob says, "it was on some TechTV show or something"
kyria79 says (to zebulon), "easy there"
Ghogg says, "okie, need to log off for a bit. Probably will be two hours."
JessK asks, "What do we do at the end of the two hours?"
Ghogg says, "Oh, wait, I should make it signable"
BoingBall says, "find somewhere to upload the game"
Rob says, "you say 'help! I'm not finished yet! this is crazy!' and then you keep working"
JessK laughs
Kwi says (to Rob), "YES!"
Artis seems to concentrate. After a while he shakes his head and goes home by the shortest way.
kyria79 asks, "yeah, to whom do we turn in our games?"
Jacqueline says (to BoingBall), "It's listed somewhere, but basically it was a trivia question on TechTV."
JessK exclaims, " Ah."
Rob says, "usually you upload it somewhere (zip archived for convenience) and sign the speedif object with the url"
DavidW says, "er, meant to say that, not whisper."
Ghogg says, "Ok, it's set"
DavidW says (to kyria), "sign the speedif object with the URL where you uploaded the game."
kyria79 looks at davidw as if he's speaking a foreign language
DavidW signed SpeedIF Century.
JessK says, "Got it. Jen you can use my website."
kyria79 says, "thanks jess"
BoingBall says (to Jacq), "I wonder if whoever thought it up for the show has played the games they inadvertently commissioned"
Rob asks, "I don't see the signing?"
DavidW says, "(just testing the book flag)"
DavidW says, "I unsigned."
Jacqueline says (to BoingBall), "We thought about writing TechTV about the speedIF, actually."
Jacqueline says, "Don't know if anyone did."
Ghogg says, "All right, take care all."
Ghogg goes home.
Rob says, "hey, today's the day that scott adams is giving his interview thing"
Rob asks, "or is that tomorrow?"
Sargent says, "once upon a time TechTV was talking about doing an IF thing on ScreenSavers"
Ellison asks (of Sargent), "huh, really?"
Paul says, "Okay, time for me to go. Thanks for another great ceremony, everybody."
Jacqueline says, "I've got the link. One second."
Paul has disconnected.
Paul goes home.
JessK says, "Bye Paul."
Jacqueline |,24330,3419231,00.html
Rob says, "Adam Thornton emailed me at some point to say he was going to email Scott Adams about my game, just to let him know it existed"
DavidW says, "It'd be easier to do the speedif after a transcript has been made. Also, I'm not sure what to write about."
Jacqueline says, "Scroll down for the trivia question that inspired the Speed."
zebulon says, "OK, guys, got to go. Thanks for a great evening."
Sky exclaims, "Woop, that's us, too. He's our ride. So long, ifMUD!"
Sargent says (to Ellison), "yeah -- but that was at the time of the 200*2* competition, so you see how well it went"
Kwi says, "Bye Zebulon."
Sky has disconnected.
Sky goes home.
DavidW says, "bye Sky, Earth."
Earth says, "Yeah, bye. And, um, sorry about the wall."
Ellison says, "and yet now TechTV is doing a 'women of TechTV' thing with like anyone will tune in to that!"
zebulon gives up trying to walk out of the rooms and >bamfs< out instead.
zebulon goes home.
Earth has disconnected.
Earth goes home.
Jacqueline says (to Ell), "Ha"
DavidW asks, "Doesn't Earth fit into his costume well?"
JessK says, "Whoa, has it been a long time since I tried coding."
kyria79 says (to jessk), "take it slowly... and remember to breathe"
Jaybird exclaims, "The hour is... Now! Bong!"
Kwi hyperventilates, then passes out.
JessK tries breathing.
Jaybird exclaims, "And with that, I must be off. Bye all!"
Jaybird steps north into the small closet. Then he disappears.
JessK says, "Crap. I've got to re-install stuff on the laptop."
kyria79 slips into a coma
Jacqueline says, "Hm. Gonna lounge, I think."
Jacqueline disappears through an invisible gap in the MUD. You think you may have heard the sounds of chatting before the gap closed again.
Rob says, "hm, yeah"
DavidW disappears through an invisible gap in the MUD. You think you may have heard the sounds of chatting before the gap closed again.
Ellison says, "welp, I've got to meet up with my siblings... catch you all later"
Iain leaps astride a mountain pony and gallops off bareback for reinforcements.
schep asks, "Well, how was it?"
zarf says, "Well, I'm wandering out to absorb some reality"
zarf walks off through the wall; vivid gold light flares briefly around him.
schep says, "egad. A speedIF game ... buh"
two-star has spent years working for peace, but what he really wants is a pony.
schep says, "lively party, I see"
BoingBall says (to schep), "Hube mag, Fi - deep, sad age."
mcp disappears through an invisible gap in the MUD. You think you may have heard the sounds of chatting before the gap closed again.
BoingBall says, "(that sucked, but "deep, sad age" is the first time I've ever seen a phrase that COULD be part of palindrome)"
Random-Q-Hacker concentrates, and disappears.
Steve slips away on the newly waxed floor.
K-Y descends the stairs, and lets himself out of the room.
Bishop signed SpeedIF Century.
Bishop gets SpeedIF Century.