So I went to archive dot org and found an older version of the site. In about 2017, the site was sort of a blog and she had a heading called, "What happened to SH/self-injury.net?"
I started what was to become self-injury.net in 1999 and ran it until October 10, 2016. A passion project, a community of like-minded people. The community there got me through my worst years.
Its closure is something Iím still feeling out, itís like a missing limb, but not a regret.
I know it was a shock of a decision that left more than a few in the dark, without support, but the site had become something that no longer brought me joy.
So then you go to "archive" and apparently people were able to ask questions. One of the questions is somebody calling Gabrielle a piece of shit and selfish because she destroyed a community just because it doesn't bring her joy. The writer suggests that Gabrielle should kill herself.
A pretty accurate account. Gabrielle is remarkably self-obsessed, as these self-injurers tend to be. There were loads of people who went there for support and just to talk to people, they had like internet friends there, and Gabrielle closes it down with no warning just because it's "not bringing me joy".
You have to imagine that there's at least one person out there who killed themselves because of the board's closure. These are delicate people. But toothless Gabrielle doesn't give a fuck.
How old must this woman be now? She was like 16 in 1999, I think. So 36. There's been absolutely no growth in those years. She still behaves likes an obnoxious, self-absorbed 16 year old.
Has she got a job? Has she left her parents' house? Has she entered in a relationship with another human being? I suspect that the answer to all of those questions is "no".
So for about 2017 and 2018, she just posted bad poems about self-injury that she wrote and quotes about self-injury from celebrity self-injurers. She'd still field the odd question, though.
Q. How is this helpful?
Itís not meant to be a source of support or help, itís meant to share how I feel about self-harm via quotes because I have a difficult time talking about my feelings. The URL is just leftover from my support website days (it was online 1999-2016) where I would spend a good amount of my week being helpful and offering support to whomever asked for it at no cost while spending 1/3 of my monthly fixed income to be able to do so.
This blog, however, is now for me and people who may relate to me. Nothing more, nothing less.
She mentions a "fixed income". I suspect that this means that she's on welfare. "Fixed income" is a term that's used for people on welfare or some disability allowance.
But again, she describes herself as some kind of martyr helping out all of those poor souls on the internet and not even accepting payment for it.
I NEVER saw her post anything helpful on the forum. Of course, I wasn't exactly a regular viewer. But the only time I'd see her post was to delete something and admonish people for their behaviour.
And the way she writes, you just want to punch her in the face.
Itíd moved from itís long-time address to selfharm.net (Iím not 100% positive on this because I did a bookmark purge last year) but that seems to be timing out. A WHOIS lookup shows that the domain doesnít expire until November 19th of this year and hasnít recently been updated. Not sure if itís a hosting issue or if itís truly gone.
Fuck your overuse of parentheticals. Commas usually work just fine, as they would in this situation. To be honest, I'd probably use parentheses in her example too but she uses them way too much. Every blog post has them.
She still had that painting of Ophelia in this blog.
Absolutely deplorable person. Starts a website to promote self-injury. Self-injury has apparently boomed in the past 20 years. I read something about how like 75% of high school aged girls today have cut themselves. You know how many people cut themselves when I was in school? Fucking nobody. The idea never occured to anybody. Nobody was talking about cutting themselves. There were no jokes, "Oh, she probably cuts herself." We didn't know about it. Nobody was doing it. Zero percent of my class cut themselves.
But now, thanks to Gabrielle and her fine site, cutting yourself is part of the culture. All of the hip young girls are doing it.
So she creates this problem and then eliminates the "support" site because it's no longer bringing her joy.
The site shouldn't have existed in the first place. She's a sick person for creating it. It's caused untold destruction to many people's lives.
But after 18 years, people are relying on it. I don't think "support" is the right word, it was just a circle jerk encouraging people to continue cutting themselves, but people would talk to each other.
Ruining people's lives wasn't bringing poor Gabrielle joy any more. She's sure lived a long life for somebody who's been deeply depressed at least since the age of 15. How can we explain this? "Meds", I guess.
She's pure evil. Starting a site like that, bringing self-injury to the attention of the masses, destroying a generation of young people, and then shutting it down without warning. "Hey, I'm not having fun any more." Get some dentures and go get a job, you degenerate.
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