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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! 🌐

if i want to make a friendly noise of recognition at one of my friends, i simply play a short refrain on a flute, maybe somethign classical

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fucked up to think there are people out there who think that's nice, such as jeremy clarkson.

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sometimes if i see a friend of mine a short distance away and they haven't seen me, and i don't have a car available to honk a horn at them, i simply open my mouth inhumanly wide and emit a deafening honking sound, perhaps a few notes of a simple tune, to attract their attention in the socially-acceptable manner

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(person who owns a car voice): "there goes my good friend Arngplu, whose attention i want to attract. i know, i'll activate the compressed-air-powered emergency warning klaxon on my vehicle to let off a friendly high-decibel blast of sound audible for up to several miles (which is against the law by the way) and wave at him"

just casually blasting my vehicle's emergency klaxon at my friend as a bit of a friendly way of saying "hello"

(looking at a piece of art) hey what are you trying to pull here. do you think i am a fool sir.

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google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?m

South Africa and India proposed a thing to waive IP rights for COVID vaccinations, which is a good thing, will make them more accessible. Here's a map of who supports it and who doesn't. So basically all the poor countries support it and all the rich countries don't support it. -.-

every time i pass a captcha i'm like, whew. still got it.

dubstep postie puts a unique new spin on a classic profession

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sound of dubstep echoing up the stairwell, getting louder, approaching, approaching, dubstep right outside my door, plap (letterbox sound), this week's great deals at farmfoods. the dubstep fades away back down the stairwell.

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Alright lad.ette.s, does anyone know of a nice "getting to grips with they/them pronouns" book that's not a zine, that's slim and postable, and that originated in and is available from the UK?

#nonbinary

always keep that washerwoman disguise on me

since my old laptop died and i'm waiting on moving all my mp3s off my old external hard drive i've been listening to exclusively like 5 songs from my youtube history, and that's all for the last few months.

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i love having to click this box, it reminds me of how absolutely haggard im feeling

covid, food, uk journalism shitpost 

next up we have petey pizzas, CEO of the popular pete's pizzas chain of pizzerias, talking about how pizzerias specifically are a special case that should be allowed to operate through lockdown. he's gonna have half an hour to talk. then after him, robert pies, CEO of robert's pies pie shops.

disabled bitterness, covid lockdown etc 

Ben Fogle looking motherfuckers

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