The Hawaiian monk seal may have colonized the Hawaiian Islands as early as 10 million years ago, but today this seal is one of the most endangered marine mammals in the world, with only about 1300 remaining in the wild.
Most Hawaiian monk seals now live in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, but some live in the main Hawaiian Islands, including in Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. Young Hawaiian monk seals sometimes become entangled in plastic debris and derelict fishing nets and can drown – so one of the best things you can do to help these endangered seals is to reduce the amount of single-use plastic you utilize and to participate in a beach cleanup near you!
Before I begin, I’m not counting anything that happens in season 8 as canon since that mess was created by new show-runners who didn’t understand or respect the characters.
Though what Hyde does toward the end of season 5 is in no way excusable, it isn’t in the same league as what Kelso does.
Kelso cheats on Jackie repeatedly (with Laurie, a girl from Sacred Heart, and a bunch of “random beach trash”) out of lust. He does this for months and constantly lies about it.
What Hyde does isn’t so much as cheat on Jackie as break-up with her by sleeping with that nurse. One person. Once. Out of anger and pain, not lust. And he tells Jackie about it immediately. Further, he accepts responsibility for it.
Hyde’s act is a passive-aggressive and indirect way of telling Jackie, “We’re done.” He has no intentions of stringing her along afterward. He could have been really malicious and lied about it, slept with a ton of other women, and kept Jackie as his girlfriend only to tell her, months later, “Hey, I’ve been cheating on you this whole time, same way you’ve been cheating on me with Kelso.” But he doesn’t.
If he hadn’t learned about Fez’s sex dream, he probably would’ve told Jackie, “I caught you and Kelso fooling around on the couch. Just wanna let you know I fooled around with a nurse last night, so we’re even – and we’re over.”
Kelso, on the other hand, continues sleeping with Jackie and claims monogamy while sleeping with Laurie (and that girl from Sacred Heart). He would’ve kept it going as long as he could have. And, as we know from “The Pill,” he doesn’t use condoms. I hope Jackie insisted after that episode that he do so because STD-city.
And once he is caught, he spends one week crying over her and attempting to get her back. Then he parades his relationship with Laurie in front her and lets Laurie burn her mercilessly. Adding insult to injury. It takes him months to take responsibility for what he’s done. Then, months later, he rescinds that apology and blames her for his behavior.
Moreover, when including everything else about Jackie and Kelso’s relationship vs. Jackie and Hyde’s relationship outside what broke each of those relationships up? It’s no contest.
During Kelso and Jackie’s relationship:
Kelso constantly “paws” at her for sex,
and she eventually “gives in” to make him shut up.
She wants him to hold her without sexual advances, but he’s just not willing to do it.
Jackie buys Kelso presents constantly,
and the money she gives him to get her presents, he spends on toys for himself.
Kelso uses her as a human shield.
He shoves her aside at their burnt-out middle school when the window slams shut and abandons her.
He intends to use her potential win for Miss Dairy Princess to get himself other women.
He strands her at work (several times) for various frivolous reasons, to watch cartoons.
The list goes on, but I’ve given enough examples. *lol*
gives Jackie safe place to sleep (in his cot) for weeks without sex being part of the equation.
He protects her from someone who could very well be a date-rapist (Chip).
He goes to jail in her place.
He takes her to Prom when a) he supposedly hates her and b) definitely hates proms, but he puts her needs above his own.
He generally supports her after she breaks up with Kelso for cheating.
He defends her against Kelso consistently.
He teaches her a very personal self-protection mechanism, which in effect makes him vulnerable to her.
He supports her against Eric.
He tries to protect her from Fez’s neediness (in “Jackie Moves On”).
He talks to Donna so that Jackie has a more permanent place to live.
He gives Jackie a very personal birthday present; he doesn’t have much, but he gives her what he can.
He teaches her how to play chess.
He engages her mind on a deep level.
He encourages and empowers her to be independent (“The Crunge”).
He often puts himself in uncomfortable situations to make her happy (“The Girl I Love,” “Christmas,” etc.).
Again, the list goes on, and these are plenty of good examples.
So, yes, Kelso and Hyde both screwed up. But, on the balance, Jackie and Hyde’s relationship is far more healthy than Jackie and Kelso’s ever was.
When your “best friend ” drags you to a beach of trash against your will to make a album and your little sister gets dragged to hell and the only other normal person is huge and has to sleep on the roof and you’re stuck with a crappy job trying to pay bills and there’s Andre 3000 bothering you and your toast is burnt
Back in the 1960s, Glass Beach was a dump on the coastline of town. Now, it is a public beach, covered in sea glass from years of tumbling in the waves. Without humans, the beach would have never existed and now it is being quickly decimated by people taking the sea glass home with them.
I am absolutely ecstatic over how my Hamilton cosplay came out! Wearing it to Long Beach Comic Expo was so much fun, not everyone got it but the people who did were so excited, many of them told me it made their con! :)