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Xymph's Finale

It's a very sad day here at the Blue Tower, as we must say farewell to Frans. There will be plenty of time for me for me to reflect upon this here, so in the meantime, I'll let him take center stage to take a well-deserved curtain call in his own words:

"Hello, I must be going..."

It was a little over three years ago that Blue sent me an email inquiring after my availability and interest in becoming a news editor for this here site. It couldn't have come at a better time. I was in the middle of a sabbatical year, had come to the conclusion that becoming involved with a major gaming site was something I really would like to do (and back then that wasn't such an ambitious idea as it is now), and a week later my cable connection was to be installed.

We came to an agreement, and several months of mutual preparation as well as a ritualistic introduction into the Blue's way ;) later, October 27, 1999, became my first day "on the job." I have tremendously enjoyed almost every moment since.

Now it's time to move on. I am pursuing a new opportunity that demands all of my time and energy. Regrettably, that means I must bid Stephen, Furn, this site and its readers a fond fondue (as Blue likes to say).

I am very grateful for being given the chance to make a contribution, for everything I've learned, and for the nearly three years of very amicable co-operation and just plain fun, and will certainly miss working here. I won't be far away and will keep checking the site, and hopefully we can work together again sometime in the future.
Best of luck, Stephen.

Tot ziens! :)

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