You lean your forehead against the cold bathroom mirror as you feel your warm blood running down your arm and dripping down your claws. You wanted to quit this before someone finds out, but it’s fucking harder than it seems.
With a deep sigh you open up your eyes and look down. Sollux will wake up soon. You should clean this mess before he does. You bandage the cuts and wash the blood from the sink, making sure you don’t miss a single drop. He mustn’t know. After you finished, you put on your sweater to cover everything up.
You can hear Sollux getting up as you are about to leave the bathroom.
Dear True Homestruck Fans,
It comes with a certain amount of regret that I announce the retirement of True Homestruck Facts. This may come as shocking to some of you -especially for those who may have just started following recently-, but I feel the blog has run its course. With so little of our beloved webcomic left, and with all of the loose ends slowly coming together, it seems like there just isn’t as much to comment on anymore -and the things that I can comment on are ‘problematic’ at best-.
We’ve had some good times, I will admit. Remember that time we let loose 13 angry chinchillas who have since changed their username so now the joke makes no sense? How about April Fools 2013? Classic THSFs! What about that time HomestuckMakesMeCry came along to try to ruin our fun but ended up making themselves look dumb instead? What about that ol’ Cronus sexual assault debacle a single post below this one? Man, were people ever mad about that one! I regret that deeply. I offer my humblest apologies.
It was just nine months ago today that this blog was first conceived, and if I were trying to make a terrible birth metaphor, it wouldn’t work anyway because the blog is retiring, not starting up. God dammit.
The point is, we’ve had our fun, but I just don’t feel the blog can do any more than it already has. The fandom has -for the most part- smartened up over these months, and there’s just not as much to comment on anymore.
Under most circumstances, it would make the most sense to hold some kind of contest to give the blog away to some lucky Tumblr user who will then proceed to use it for completely the wrong purpose and totally screw everything up, but I’m a selfish bastard, so I’m keeping the URL, if only for prosperity’s sake. Like a monument to a fallen era, wherein fans were less intelligent, and weren’t trying to be dumb specifically to get onto my blog.
The most common suggestion for a post I received? “ROSE IS LORD ENGLISH”
In the end, I’d like to thank HomestucksonYouTube/dA for inspiring me to make this blog, and HomestuckMakesMeCry for inspiring me to make each fact as shitty as possible, out of spite. >KO)->
I find it fitting to end on a quote from Mr. Andrew Hussie himself,
“An 11K heap of large prints is actually so much paper, we’re not sure if we can keep it all in the same room, because it might actually cause the floor to collapse. True safety facts.” —Andrew Hussie, 4 months ago.
And with that almost THSFs reference, I bid y’all adieu,
—G0ATFAC3 (True Homestruck Facts)
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How Subsection 51 of the Indian Act has kept Status "Indians" from seeking health care
[TW: Ablism, Racism, mentions of Residential Schools, Indian Act]
Recently, the Health Council of Canada released a study called “Empathy, dignity, and respect: Creating cultural safety for Aboriginal people in urban health care” which highlighted the stereotyping and discrimination Aboriginal people face in the healthcare system.
The 70 page study overlooked is that racism and discrimination when Aboriginal Canadians seek care, actually begins long before they even show up at the hospital or care center, especially when it comes to addictions and mental health.
Section 51 of the Indian Act has made it so those seeking mental health care are at risk for having their property taken from them by the crown. While Section 51 has been used in the past to remove people from their homes, institutionalized without cause or placed into the residential school system, the section still stands and used on a provincial basis.
When a non-status Canadian dies and doesn’t have a will, a family member takes care of it. Regardless of weather or not a status Aboriginal has a will, a member of the crown is still legally required to administer the property of the deceased. In the case of someone who is a “Mentally Incompetent Indian”, all property of that person falls into the hands of the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs as defined in the act.
The Minster even has the power to declare a will void if the actions of the will go against public interest according to Section 46 (1)(f). In the past “public interest” has been defined as simply “wrong”. This leaves the bill open to interpenetration. If the court system and a government deal their cards right, “against public interest” could easily be defined as “no economic benefit”.
Section 51 (1) states:
which translates into:
It’s right there in black and white in Section 51 (b) that a member of the First Nation community will essentially have their property foreclosed on to pay for whatever Mental Health treatment they receive:
So someone goes and is hospitalized for alcoholism or addiction, or any other mental health issue, they won’t necessarily have a home to come back to because that land or home or property or as Section 52 states their children, might be gone as given to the powers of the government in this act.
If we want to make mental health care in this country more accessible to aboriginal citizens, we need to make sure that they won’t loose their property because they seek it.
That land should go to the band with no intervention by the Minister. This act was put in place to keep people from ever leaving the care of the mental institutions they were put into forcefully in an attempt to destroy entire nations. It was a time when the government was outright and blatant in their attempt to wipe out First Nation cultures and languages.
Had they really stopped making that effort to wipe colonialism under the rug by killing off those who it effects, then this Section of this act would be amended so the land falls to the Bands care and not the governments. But when it comes time to amend the Indian Act in the House of Commons, that option has never been on the table.
Section 51 needs to be amended. It needs to be safe for everyone to seek mental health treatment.
Stefan in the webclip is still being an emotionally abusive asshole
Okay, sorry I know people like Stefan and Elena’s interaction in the web clip. But you know all I see? Emotional abuse, except that now Elena is doing what Stefan wants her to do. She’s seeking out the cure with him, she’s separated from Damon and seemingly, they’ll all take the cure and be human and everything will go back to ‘normal’. So, of course Stefan is being nice to her. She’s doing what he wants her to do. Part of emotional abuse is being “nice” when the victim is doing what the abuser wants them to do, so they keep coming back and letting them back in.
The second the cure doesn’t turn out the way he wants, or Elena indicates that she maybe doesn’t want to take the cure, or anything falls apart, Stefan will be right back to being an asshole. A few days ago, he was making rape jokes at her expense, ignoring everything she’s been saying and telling her he’d rather have all the memories of her erased. Trust me, this nice, let’s be friends Stefan won’t last once the cure falls through.
They can’t keep sweeping his abuses under the rug or under the ruse of him being ‘nice’ or developing a ‘friendship’. This is not a nice, sweet scene. It’s just the “prettier” side of emotional abuse.