nobody cares kitkat

i really wish all states had free online high school

new hampshire has a program called VLACS, Virtual Learning Academy Charter School.  it’s a public school but - gasp - online!  and open to all residents!  and it is a very good thing for many many reasons!

  • it’s an easy way for previous dropouts to earn their diploma even if they’re working a lot of hours a week
  • the fact that you can choose your own work environment makes it very good for disabled kids
  • flexible scheduling allows you to get as much rest as you need before starting your classes, so you can do your best on your lessons
  • it sets a standard for public education that other schools then have to try to meet, and if the public education in an area is terrible, then the VLACS program is an option
  • it’s a safe space if a student’s school isn’t safe.  for example, i stopped attending my high school because i was being stalked and harassed.  i did not (and do not) feel safe in that environment.  had i simply dropped out i would 1) have gotten into legal trouble since state law says you need to stay in school until you’re eighteen and 2) also had no opportunity to graduate at all.
  • students who are still attending ~real life~ public high school can pick up courses at VLACS over the summer or part time during the school year to supplement their education
  • you can get a diploma from a VLACS education since the school is accredited!!  real graduation!!
  • there’s this stereotype of online schoolers as being kids who play video games all day and care about nobody but themselves.  and a lot of people shy away from online school because the environment is so very different from a traditional school.  but public online schools can provide a safer education option for bullied students, easier scheduling for disabled students, easier options for former drop-outs, and a better standard for people living in poor districts
  • it benefits a lot of marginalized groups of students who usually aren’t at the forefront of politician’s heads when these sorts of debates come up
  • yes ok im done now

andrew hussie is the most hardworking man i have ever seen in my life like the man has worked near-daily on one of the longest works in the english language + comic panels + collaboration with other people + a video game + planning for other projects + meeting fans like

does the dude ever rest i don’t understand how he does it holy swiss cheese

IMPORTANT HOMESTUCK FACTS

  • dirk is canonically gay
  • john is canonically straight
  • dirk canonically likes dudes
  • john canonically wants the v
  • dirk likes dudes
  • john doesn’t
  • also
  • omg
  • you can ship
  • whatever u want
  • despite canon sexuality
  • i kno its shocking
  • omg
  • IF ITS UR HEART’S DESIRE FOR JOHN TO WANT THE D AND DIRK 2 HAVE A THREESOME WITH JANE AND ROXY THEN GO FOR IT FRIEND

health classes don’t include gay and lesbian relationships and teach you that sex is terrible.  why is this??????? why this slut shaming and sexuality erasure?????????? (you ask wide-eyed)

because

(i whisper softly

kissing down your neck)

educators care less about the safety of their students and the accuracy of their education 

(i undo the button on your jeans)

than about offending rich conservative parents

edit:  if you’re viewing this post / my blog because you’re upset, please read this post:  http://illustratedshadows.tumblr.com/post/45222492375/on-the-subject-of-that-health-class-post-it-was

this post was never intended to gain notes or to offend/hurt anyone; it’s poorly worded and i’m sincerely apologetic.

OH MY GOD WHAT IF THE START OF ACT 6 IS JOHN AND DAVE BOTH ARRIVING AT THE SAME TIME TO SAVE THE DAY BUT THEN THEY GET REALLY DISTRACTED STARING AT EACH OTHER AND THERE’S A FOUR MINUTE FLASH OF THEM RUNNING TOWARD EACH OTHER WHILE HOW DO I LIVE PLAYS IN THE BACKGROUND AND THEN AT THE END OF THE FLASH THE CONDESCE STABS THEM BOTH WITH HER TRIDENT

if roxy dies though

it will shatter dirk

it will tear him apart

he describes her as being his moirail and moirail literally means a person you can’t live without, a person who keeps you sane

the love he has for her is different from the love he has for jane or jake, he may be ~in love~ with jake and he adores jane but roxy is something of a whole different caliber

they’ve grown up together and faced the world together and seen the postapocalypse together and suffered the same things

he would be completely alone if not for roxy and if she died

well

here’s a kid whose entire motivation is based around making sure his friends are safe, to the point of manipulating and controlling them

it’s such a base instinct to be in control of his environment and situations that he doesn’t even register it anymore

and here the one girl he NEEDS more than anything slips through his fingers because of a stupid mistake just when he thought they were safe

he would crumple

he would break open but he wouldn’t collapse, instead he’d get back up again and he’d just be this ball of motivation and revenge and fury because you bet your ass he’s not going to go down without a fight

he’d commit mass genocide if he thought it would avenge her

he wouldn’t stop until he’d won the fuck out of the game because he’d be so determined to make everything okay for jane and jake and john and rose and dave and jade and after that was over he’d finally just

collapse for real

and let himself break