as in it didn't respond to commands

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@katxh: CULLEN U ADORABLE BAB
@virassxn: this is so fuckin cute im crying
@commandnt: cOMMANDER PLS SHED THOSE PRUDISH FERELDAN WAYS OF URS
@fearunfulfillment: Cullen “I ain’t ever seen a tiddy” Rutherford

if by “prudish” you mean actUALLY DECENT AND MODEST–
ihaveseenatiddyyoushit

Headquarters, Independent Command, September 20, 2511

After six years of bloody conflict, and after sustaining catastrophic losses, I, Luther Delavan Armitage, Commanding General of the Independent Army, must regrettably yield to the Union Of Allied Planets.

All soldiers under my command are hereby ordered to cease their resistance, lay down their arms, and surrender forthwith.

You have served dutifully, with determination born of desperation. In the path of overwhelming opposition, you stood fast. Thrust into unimaginable hardships, you responded with unwavering valour. You carried your brothers and sisters when they could no longer crawl. Time and again, you have earned the admiration and gratitude of many worlds, and you have proven your worthiness of freedom. Today your fight is over.

— 

“Verse Encyclopedia: Unification Day Farewell Address” from the Firefly Online Cortex Companion news update on September 20, 2015

(Note, because I have to mention it: since the Mr. Universe’s Compendium on the Serenity bluray notes that River goes missing from the Academy in May 2517, so one can assume “Serenity” takes place in that month, and the screenplay indicates that “Safe” occurs two months after “Serenity” and dialogue indicates “Shindig” is one month before that, putting “Shindig” in June 2517, it makes sense that “The Train Job”, in which Unification Day is observed, takes place in either May or June. So, it makes more sense in-universe that Independent Command surrendered in May or June 2511. However, this piece is meant to mark the out-of-universe anniversary of the premiere, so this doesn’t really matter.)