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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. ❤️
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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! 🌐

one month til the clocks change in the UK. start preparing now if you need to gov.uk/when-do-the-clocks-chan

capitalism 

thinking of an alt universe where "ability to flourish under capitalism" is conceptualised as a quantitative property people possess, called "𝘲𝘶𝘢" or something. someone who is recognised as having powerful 𝘲𝘶𝘢 is likely to make a lot of money.

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im the one who makes the rota for cleaning out :lemon_dog: 's hutch and that's why my name mysteriously doesn't appear on there

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cops, death 

@alex In the Behind the Bastards episode on the police, the stats for the USA showed that its the safest time to work as a police officer ever.

It's probably the same in the UK.

cops, death 

i wonder how the average death rate for cops compares with that of the general population. does such a breakdown exist?

transparent plastic, i thought it was a ghost hand

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state murder 

(for comparison, this number of people "die in police custody" in the uk about every 20 years)

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Only about 1600 uk cops have been killed in the line of duty. Total. That's over the space of over 300 years. Got to be the safest occupation in the country. The uk couldn't be more bald if it tried.

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uk police death stats 

Just stumbled over this and it's worth knowing. Interesting how the header makes it sound far worse than the 4.705 deaths per year it actually is.

You look at the header and it implies that that the 1600 police deaths are recent, but it's really the total number of all police officers who have ever died on duty since we literally had a police force in 1680.

Not only that, but if you go to the website itself policememorial.org.uk/rollofho and stick a random year in most of the deaths aren't even vaguely related to policing at all, it's all traffic accidents and heart attacks while commuting.

fuckin, latex glove just floated up on a breeze, dancing gently past my window (top floor), gesturing unknowably in the sunlight

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lockdown - mental health 

I read somewhere that the most common time for big mental health dips during intense sustained pressure is the 6 month mark.

We're just now hitting the 6 month mark of covid, and the TL seems to be reflecting that.

The good news is that this sensation passes as long as you can hold steady through the next 3-4 weeks.

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*clicks away from a midi rendition of steve reich's "music for pieces of wood" onto a live performance of it instead*
"ah, horrible, they used a different type of wood"

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i mean he's good but like: come on: there's other stuff

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"minimalist music"? did you mean "steve reich"?

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