Congrats on the win, sonia! You and Spiral were worthy finalists.
Farewell, Ed! Like others have said, I do hope your path leads you back to UKMix at some point, but even if it doesn't, many thanks for all the heart you poured into your games and the creativity you inspired from each player. Some games are just that - games - but so many of yours managed to connect people from all points on the genre-loving spectrum, and to share personal anthems with the community that others grew to appreciate (or, at the very least, had some good-natured fun criticising). You brought together hip/hop heads, diva worshippers, alternative and rock fans, country lovers, and everyone else under the sun, and I can't think of anyone else who's singlehandedly managed to unify the diverse bunch of folks we have here. Cheers, pal! Best of luck with the offline universe!
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