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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! 🌐

decoupling my mind from animal crossing designing by moving irl objects in arbitrary increments, stacking several items on top of each other etc

royal surgery 

i like the insistence on using the word "procedure" instead of the more specific "ritual"

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I just heard about the autonomous zone #OrishaLand in Austin, TX, USA - and I think it's awesome. I'm a big fan of the "Autonomous Zone"-Idea and I love that the Black activists chose this format. They will need lots of support though, I know from experience these projects take a lot of energy to maintain, and cops + fascists do not sleep.

fourhundredandone.com/so/ebNUV

thank you @noyovo for spreading the word!

uk corruption tweet 

"the failed test and trace system that dido harding spent £37bn of public funds on should really be investigated by the head of the governments anti-corruption department, *checks notes*, dido harding’s husband"

twitter.com/alexandrakuri/stat

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@alex my favorite thing is that I have vague memories of semicanon that waluigi is an actor that wario hired but they became close friends or whatever.

i've come round to the point where i feel tremendous affection for the wario and waluigi depicted in this comic. they are two very sweet lads who are doing their best.

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bbc manufacturing consent, NHS pay 

@Shrigglepuss @alex

also within the BBC itself I suspect whoever edits the news has been similarly told "you should be grateful for your chance to intern here" (or if they are very lucky get a short term contract) so they don't dare complain about what they are expected to do at work..

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bbc manufacturing consent, NHS pay 

@alex that famous bbc ‘balance’ in action

bbc manufacturing consent, NHS pay 

a very important component of this is that: no one involved is lying.

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violence, bbc manufacturing consent, NHS pay 

@alex we should all be grateful for being kicked once, some people get kicked twice but this government. [pop music plays]

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bbc manufacturing consent, NHS pay 

@alex *hate* when this happens. I emailed my MP about the £20 UC uplift not being extended to asylum seekers while they got only a few pennies increase, I got paragraph after paragraph back off him that "they should be grateful" for that slap in the face. I was SEETHING.

bbc manufacturing consent, NHS pay 

now you've got this nice emoji palette of preset opinions, you don't need to say any of the opinions yourself. you can just press the button to play the "this is good" or "this is bad" soundclips accordingly. you can even play the less-convincing "this is good" clips to accompany the more emphatic "this is bad" clips if you want to be a bit more subtle.

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imagine you are an unbiased news organisation who nonetheless wants (or is inclined by circumstance, by what "seems reasonable") to push a certain angle on the news. you've got a collection of vox pops from a broad swathe of people involved in the issue you're reporting on. the vox pops cover a broad, if not complete, range of opinions and importantly: all of them are sincere! you've got a pallete of soundbites representing just about every position on an issue.

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brief segment on bbc newsbeat where they mentioned the 1% NHS payrise and then had a vox pop from an NHS nurse saying we should all accept and be grateful for it because there are NHS staff who are getting no payrise, and then newsbeat ended and it went back to playing Fun Music from the 2000s.

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Clash of values. Sometimes it's hard to grasp just how thuggish and privileged estate owners in Scotland are. dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottis

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been skating three times this week, dry weather is the best

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