I have some extremely sad news to share with you all. Our beloved moderator, Locutus of Bored, passed away yesterday. I don't know how much personal details I can reveal, but I think I can mention that he succumbed to a health issue that he had been fighting off and on for a while now. Locutus has been with the board for many years, and has made it a better place with his presence. Not only was he a mod here in Miscellaneous, but he also performed those duties in the Discovery forum, and the Kelvin Movies forum. But of course he also posted regularly outside of the forums he moderated, so he was well-known to most everyone who posted regularly here. When I first became a mod here in Miscellaneous back in 2017, Locutus took me under his wing and showed me the ropes. Anything I get wrong in this job is on me, but anything I get right is thanks to his patience, understanding and guidance. He was always there with a kind word, and always willing to offer his support, no matter the situation. In addition, Locutus was a staunch ally to marginalized communities. He was always ready to step in and defend whenever someone attacked, and he was never, ever afraid to speak truth to power. He was a shining example of what it means to be an ally, that few of us are ever able to measure up to. Locutus was such a treasured part of this community, and his loss can't help but be deeply felt. His absence leaves a void that may never be filled, and this place will not be the same without him. There may be a board-wide announcement posted at some point, in which case I will link to that announcement here. But in the meantime, I wanted denizens of Misc to know what had happened. I will leave this thread open in case any of you want to post your tributes to Locutus. Requiesce in pace, dear Locutus of Bored. You brought us so much, and will be truly, deeply missed.