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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! 🌐

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You don't always have to be super detailed in your captions. When you're captioning images (which you generally should), ask yourself what your intention is. If you're posting a picture of, I don't know, a cat because you're making a pun involving cats, it's totally sufficient to write "a cat" because anything else would distract from the point. But let's say you're showing your followers a specific cat that you befriended on your way home, in that case maybe describe it! Is it a tabby or a tuxedo? Longhair or shorthair? What colour are the cats eyes? Long whiskers? Just give it a minute. Captioning can be fun and it's good mindfulness practice because it makes you think about what you're looking at.

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I am IN the computer?!

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and god's like "wtf are you sure they're not just wobbling? really the only thing they can do is wobble" and the angels are like "no, you see they have grouped together to form 'protons' and 'neutrons' and 'electrons'" and god's like "i see, and these three factions are at war with each other" and the angels are like "no, these particles have themselves come together to form 'atoms'" and at this stage god is just like "what the actual fuck"

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i think god invented quarks and was like "haha check out this cool blob i made that can wobble in one of six different directions, i like it and i'm gonna make 3x10^80 of them" and then fourteen billion years later the angels were like "god, we regret to inform you the quarks have invented War"

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A response to the Harper's Letter: “The intellectual freedom of cis white intellectuals has never been under threat en masse, especially when compared to how writers from marginalized groups have been treated for generations.” bit.ly/2ZZDnk7

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A desperate begpost, boosts + 

I hate to do this, especially now, but I have no other option.

This is my biggest debt repayment every month (around £250)

When I got laid off due to covid, I got a payment break for 3 months, but I can't extend it.

This is the total debt remaining, about 4 monthly payments worth - but I can't afford it when I'm not working. I don't know what to do, or when I'll be working again.

Any help would be appreciated 💛

Cashapp: $SDockers
Paypal: paypal.me/dockers

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If people really want us to understand the dangerous plight of being judged harshly for saying cruel things,
they should really care more about the folk who aren’t offered opportunities & endure physical violence before they open their mouth simply due to how they look.
Right?

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"Cancel culture" criticism 

Who could have guessed that the free speech absolutists who signed the Harper’s letter decrying cancel culture would immediately turn around and start trying to cancel the people criticizing the letter and their participation in it?

No one saw this coming. Except for everyone.

lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2020/

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Would anyone in Wales be interested in co-signing my petition? I only need 2 before it can be considered.

"Make face masks mandatory (with medical exceptions) on public transport in Wales"
petitions.senedd.wales/petitio

[ #coronavirus #COVID19 #FaceMasks #petition #Wales #Cymru ]

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Looking for a 2D animator for a short project! Marginalized folks especially encouraged to apply! This is a paid gig!

Interested? Email hthrflowers@gmail.com with your portfolio!

Please boost!

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That awful "cancel culture" letter 

@alex

I don't get why some of the letter signatories then went after people who backed off. Like it's not free debate they want. They just want to seen as the only people with good ideas. That they are being shown to have very bad ideas is very upsetting to the big brains.

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That awful "cancel culture" letter 

@alex i think a big part of it is that intellectual exercise, a derivation of the logical positivism that is at the core of the colonial worldview - they can't understand the empathetic/emotional aspects of what's going on, they can't read the "rules" so they fear they might accidentally mis-step and be "cancelled"

rather than show humility and admit they don't understand, they double down and demand leniency for the mistakes they're probably going to make

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Please suggest Indigenous and Black artists and activists on here.

Time to stop birdsite madness and start following folks here.

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That awful "cancel culture" letter 

@alex this is what is confusing to me.

They are literally arguing a contradiction.

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