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Shareable document version, Housebound advice from a long-term housebound person, boosts ok 

Here's a free downloadable zine version of this thread, edited a little, with contributions from others. It's released under a sharealike noncommercial license, so please feel free to pass it on to anyone you think might find it useful. ❤️
drive.google.com/open?id=19FIH

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something i’ve been meaning to post a while about interactions onhere:
i’m always extremely low on energy so if you reply to one of my posts i won’t always reply back. especially if it’s on a jokey post and you’re trying to continue the joke – i usually just can’t keep that going! i can usually come up with a handful of good arrangements of words in a day. it’s nice of you though!

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#introduction 

I’m Alex. I’m 30, my pronouns are he/him, & I live in Scotland. I was previously on KNZK – thanks @pisscotheque for inviting me here!

I’m an artist & film festival programmer but as of recently I’m taking time out. I have ME/CFS, an autoimmune condition that means I have no energy and most activity messes me up. So! I’m mostly housebound.

I studied in Japan & can speak some Japanese. I like Pokemon Go, experimental art & unusual music. Let’s 🙌 proceed 🏃 to be friends 👯‍♂️ on line! 🌐

it embodied pretty much everything i dislike about american horror (specifically the american "literary" horror stuff). i might just give up on american fiction altogether (lol if that was possible).

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wanted to find some new horror stuff to read. i read (very slowly) laird barron's short story "procession of the black sloth", having heard his stuff is the right kind of cloying, dank, sticky horror i was looking for. friends, i hated it. it sucked so much.

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star trek DS9 S6E12 "Morn" 

i really like that most of this episode (the stuff that's not just the one Quark storyline they always do) is people revealing increasingly absurd facts about Morn

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star trek DS9 S6E12 "Morn" 

hooray, a Morn episode! at last!
(it turns out it's another Quark episode) :oh_no:

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star trek DS9 

i've stopped reading along on "memory alpha the star trek wiki" because the notes tend to start with stuff like "interestingly, this episode hints at [MAJOR SPOILER FROM SERIES FINALE]"

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re: leftists using neonazi slogans 

@alex Eeeyup, and that lack of context among the audience is something the assholes spreading fascist shit in the form of so-called comedy rely upon for their ideas to spread.

After all, if enough people think a "joke" is funny, then the ideas propping that "joke" up slowly become normalized by the society in which it spreads.

yesterday i didn't get this stuck in my head, but today i got it stuck in my head 😵

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re: leftists using neonazi slogans 

@alex There's also efforts made on the part of the alt-reich to sneak their bullshit into the common vernacular. Their "reject modernity" meme is one great example, and another I can think of off the top of my head is "clown world" - for those unaware, it's a syncretistic amalgamation of fascist beliefs under a wrapper of "wow the world sure does seem like it's being run by clowns doesn't it!!!" in order to sneak it under most folks' radar.

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leftists using neonazi slogans 

I think one other thing about white leftists "ironically" "stealing" white supremacist memes is that they believe that being a leftist gives them an ironic distance from it (this irony is what the purported humour hinges on). However they're also white, so actually there's no distance.

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appalling guardian opinion headline, cancel culture 

oh yeah i boosted this today because hadley quit today lmao

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pretty sure this soundtracked a brief nightmare interlude i had while dreaming last night

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star trek DS9 S6E10 "the magnificent ferengi" 

wasn't really a fan of this one, sorry!

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appalling guardian opinion headline, cancel culture 

"I want to hurt people, but i don't want them to dislike me"

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appalling guardian opinion headline, cancel culture 

"People have told me I’m on the wrong side of history, but I still want to be their friend,
by Hadley Freeman" is a headline that effectively condenses the conservative moral panic about the conservative fiction of "cancel culture". that's what it's all about.

animal crossing 

letter from Kabuki the cat: "Hey alex, i came across this furniture and it made me think of you. I think it'd suit you well."
attached: one baby chair

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