“137 years later, Memorial Day remains one of America’s most cherished patriotic observances. The spirit of this day has not changed- it remains a day to honor those who died defending our freedom and democracy.” - Doc Hastings

Tribute for Memorial Day 2017 on May 29! When you think of Memorial Day, most people tend to think of the World Wars and the conflicts of today. While all of these events are important and should always be remembered on this solemn day, I feel as if the most forgotten fallen veterans and heroes for our country are those very first heroes who were willing to take up arms to defend their families and their rights against Great Britain, almost 240 years ago. Alas, their graves are rarely visited to this day. Please remember to keep in mind, heart, and prayers all of the heroes who fought and died in the service of their countrymen!

What better way to celebrate Allurivan Saturday by making a better lyric video from the original post I’ve made for this rare/beautiful ship created by @kabuki-akuma. I asked her permission for it to make this happen by the way.

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Florida Memorial University honors Trayvon Martin with a posthumous pilot’s degree

  • Trayvon Martin once dreamed of becoming a pilot.
  • Florida Memorial University, a historically black college in Miami Gardens, Florida, where Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon’s mother, received her bachelor’s in English, intends to make that deferred dream a reality. 
  • The university’s aviation school will posthumously confer Trayvon with a pilot’s degree during its commencement exercises on May 13, the college’s president announced.
  • “Of special significance is awarding posthumously the Bachelor of Science Degree in Aviation to Trayvon Martin,” Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, president of Florida Memorial University, said in a press release posted to Facebook on Wednesday. “Sybrina, our alum, epitomizes strength and dignity as she uplifts other victims of violence while effecting change for a more equal and just society.” Read more (5/5/17 11:20 AM)

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A Tribute to Scanlan Shorthalt

With the parting of ways that took place in Episode 85, we look back at some of our personal favorite moments of the gnome bard from the first 84 episodes of Critical Role.

Thanks to eponymous-rose for editing this video together, and thank you to Geek & Sundry and Critical Role for use of these clips! All content used with permission. Full list with in-show timestamps below the break.

Have you heard of Scanlan the sad?
Couldn’t ask for a better comrade.
He walked off with Kaylie
To learn on the daily
How to be the best Shorthalt dad.

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~ Tributes to Neon Genesis Evangelion in other Anime and Manga ~

- Binbogami ga! (貧乏神が!)
- GJ-bu (GJ部)
- Hackadoll the Animation (ハッカドール)
- Hayate the Combat Butler (ハヤテのごとく!)
- Oreimo (俺の妹がこんなに可愛いわけがない)
- Sword Art Online 2 (ソードアート・オンライン II)

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There’s something about losing friends, particularly young people, where it’s not something that you get over. I don’t believe there’s a healing process.

Chris Cornell (1964-2017)

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Mark Hamill’s (full) Tribute to Carrie Fisher, at Star Wars Celebration Orlando.

There’s laughs, there’s tears, there’s great stories we’ve never heard before. It’s so special. Mark is a beautiful human.