The first and official Armin Tribute week is coming up!

The event will be held on June 24 - June 30! To celebrate the week, each day is given a prompt where participants can upload/submit their artworks, AMVs, cosplay, fanfics, graphics, gifs, or any creative medium on Tumblr.

Everybody is free to play around with the themes, so long as they somehow relate to the topic. NSFW content and other character appearances are welcomed!


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Here are some of my favorite quotes to help inspire those creative brains! You are free to use them for your work as well (:

NOTE: If you guys have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! I will help in any way I can.


Day 1: Sapphire Eyes

“His sapphire eyes were bright with his love and his sadness.” - Andrea Smith


Day 2: Knowledge

“To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.” - Socrates


Day 3: Anthem

“But what is freedom? Freedom from what? There is nothing to take a man’s freedom away from him, save other men. To be free, a man must be free of his brothers. That is freedom. That and nothing else.” - Anthem by Ayn Rand


Day 4: Bonds

“Love one another, but make it not a bond of love. Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.” - Khalil Gibran


Day 5: Strength

“True strength is delicate.” - Louise Berliawsky Nevelson


Day 6: Beginnings

“Beginnings are always messy.” - John Galsworthy


Day 7: Shots Fired

“Your genetics load the gun. Your lifestyle pulls the trigger.“ - Mehmet Oz

Last week a group of doctors from across the country called on Columbia University to remove Dr. Mehmet Oz from their faculty list. Here’s the full text of the letter:

Lee Goldman, M.D.
Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine
Columbia University
Dear Dr. Goldman:
I am writing to you on behalf of myself and the undersigned colleagues below, all of whom are distinguished physicians.

We are surprised and dismayed that Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons would permit Dr. Mehmet Oz to occupy a faculty appointment, let alone a senior administrative position in the Department of Surgery.

As described here and here, as well as in other publications, Dr. Oz has repeatedly shown disdain for science and for evidence-based medicine, as well as baseless and relentless opposition to the genetic engineering of food crops.  Worst of all, he has manifested an egregious lack of integrity by promoting quack treatments and cures in the interest of personal financial gain.
Thus, Dr. Oz is guilty of either outrageous conflicts of interest or flawed judgements about what constitutes appropriate medical treatments, or both.  Whatever the nature of his pathology, members of the public are being misled and endangered, which makes Dr. Oz’s presence on the faculty of a prestigious medical institution unacceptable.

Sincerely yours,

Henry I. Miller, M.D.
Robert Wesson Fellow in Scientific Philosophy
& Public Policy
Hoover Institution
Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Scott W. Atlas, M.D.
David and Joan Traitel Senior Fellow
Hoover Institution
Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Jack Fisher, M.D.
Professor of Surgery (emeritus)
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Shelley Fleet, M.D.
Longwood, FL

Gordon N. Gill, M.D.
Dean (emeritus) of Translational Medicine
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Michael H. Mellon, M.D.
Pediatric Allergist
San Diego, CA

GIlbert Ross, M.D.
President (Acting) and Executive Director
American Council on Science and Health
New York, NY

Samuel Schneider, M.D.
Princeton, NJ

Glenn Swogger Jr. M.D.
Director of the Will Menninger Center for Applied Behavioral Sciences (retired)The Menninger Foundation
Topeka, KS

Joel E. Tepper, M.D.
Hector MacLean Distinguished Professor of Cancer Research
Dept of Radiation Oncology
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC

No dairy..ever? Day 11

So here we are, turns out I didn’t die when I entered cheese withdrawals last week. Instead I read this book that was recommended to me by at least a dozen people. This book (written by ANDI-score inventor Dr. Joel Fuhrman). When I flipped it over at book warehouse I read that it contains a highly effective, scientifically proven way of eating. It promises to help you live longer, reduce dependence on medication and dramatically improve you overall health. I like science, I love food, so (naturally) I jumped in feet first and it turns out…Doctor Joel is onto something. Not only has this book kicked my weight loss off to a great start (6lbs to be exact) it has also improved my understanding of what I have been doing to my body for the last 26 years. It forced me to rethink and re-look at how I respond to and cause cravings in my own body. Just so you know; THIS ISN’T JUST ANOTHER DIET BOOK. This is a book for someone looking to change their lifestyle. This book changed the way I want to eat. The formula is simple: health= nutrients/calories, which means you eat heaps and heaps of nutrient dense food so you no longer crave fat, sweets and high calorie food. Like any lifestyle chang it has its restrictions, the nice part is he explains why they exist and what they do to our bodies. Not sure if you caught the eating heaps of food I mentioned a couple of sentences back…that might possibly be my favourite part. I am truly enjoying what and how much I get to eat. Plus the book includes a sample grocery list and more recipes (yes their easy and they taste good) than I can count.

Conclusion? I will no longer eat a fist size piece of cardboard or a 6-almond “snack” again. I encourage you to read this book. It will apply to someone in your life (or in your future..hello skyrocketing childhood obesity). It’s a gem..     


Alicia Silverstone talks to Dr. Oz about her new book “The Kind Mama” and the extreme measures she was willing to go to for the health of her family.