You may or may not know already, but I am a student at Virginia Tech.
This is to tell those of you who do know that I am perfectly okay.
I will post a longer response on my webcomic site later.
EDIT: A longer response is now up at [link].
On another note, I have been unable to check on my messages and deviations for a long time due to a massive project for my Operating Systems class. The subject is fascinating, but the workload is hell. 142 deviations and 116 messages, here I come ...