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Mar 25, 2020 3:43 AM
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So with everyone forced to self isolate at home what frustrations is this bringing to your household? Or are things actually better for you now? Everything has its pros and cons.

I’m guessing that some people will get into a lot of arguments at home. Especially people who are flat sharing and room sharing or living in cramped conditions with others.

For me - things are great really. I’m still working since I am a keyworker and things are fine at home with fiancée. We have plenty to entertain ourselves with and we have a 2 bedroom place with our two cats. Plenty of food and she knows how to cook so no complaints. We are really glad that we didn’t get a lodger after all. The only thing up in the air right now is the wedding because the Prime Minister Boris Johnson said weddings are cancelled for now. If I end up working less I can throw myself into my many hobbies or I can simply be very social online if I want.

My only gripe is that the option for hook ups has been taken away. I can’t hook up with fiancée at home 24/7. I can’t hook up because we are on lockdown. I can’t hook up because someone might have the virus (I might even be a silent carrier lol). I can’t hook up because my local sexual health clinic is closed.

Granted, I have not sought after a hook up in a few months but I was planning to seek out a white girl to fuck in the coming months. NSFM - (I saw some interracial hentai / Ecchi and its put me in the mood for some fresh white pussy). I had already laid out the ground work on how I was going to discreetly go about it and I have been testing the waters and I saw that the water was ready. Now I just don’t know when I’ll next b able to safely get my knob wet outside of my relationship. First world problems right? Or is it now a worldwide problem? I dunno.

How about you guys?
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Mar 25, 2020 4:03 AM
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There's a guy that works at my local co-op who quite literally screams if you get within 2 metres of him. I keep doing it.
Mar 25, 2020 4:07 AM
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I'm doing grand, I can afford to stay home until summer comes around and since I live in a small town on the outskirts of the capital, I feel a lot safer.
Gonna order some more gym equipment, gotta stay active and these home workouts feel great since I don't have to wait for any equipment to be free since it's all mine.
Mar 25, 2020 4:25 AM
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My dad was planning on buying a new car and my brother and I were helping him with the matter until the lockdown happened. That's so far the only bummer.

There's so much to do in these 2 months, I don't think I'll have the time to be bored or get frustrated.
Mar 25, 2020 4:37 AM
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I was about to travel the country to go to concerts this year, I've been saving up for a while. What poor luck lol.

Self isolation isn't in place here yet, so my nephews are still going to school apparently. The schools have yet to close early, so they still have about 2 weeks or so until the Easter holidays.
Mar 25, 2020 4:38 AM
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No frustration.
I am used to staying at home.

Games
Anime
Manga
Videos
Netflix
Food
Day dreaming
Beard stroking


I have too much stuff at my hand to keep me busy.
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Mar 25, 2020 4:52 AM
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I'm feeling free like I used to feel a long time ago.
Mar 25, 2020 5:53 AM
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I envy people who are able to stay safe at home (._.)
In my line of work, I am most needed in times like these. My sister has been living with me and she's unable to go home to my parents because of travel restrictions. I'm worried I might carry the virus home to her especially since I work out of town.
This is one of those scenarios where I wish I wasn't an adult yet.



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Mar 25, 2020 5:59 AM
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Scud said:
There's a guy that works at my local co-op who quite literally screams if you get within 2 metres of him. I keep doing it.

Lol I don’t blame him!

Also thumbs up to Co-op. They’ve got some decent stock.
Mar 25, 2020 6:02 AM

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I'm really bummed I can't cuddle strangers I pick up on the street in exchange for a cold meal and a hard sleeping spot on the ground by my bed. Where did my human rights go?
Mar 25, 2020 6:04 AM
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I envy people who are able to stay safe at home (._.)
In my line of work, I am most needed in times like these. My sister has been living with me and she's unable to go home to my parents because of travel restrictions. I'm worried I might carry the virus home to her especially since I work out of town.
This is one of those scenarios where I wish I wasn't an adult yet.

We’re on the front line. Did you see Chernobyl? It’s kinda like that.

Mar 25, 2020 6:10 AM

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FlowersInTheRain said:
yuhnagi said:
I envy people who are able to stay safe at home (._.)
In my line of work, I am most needed in times like these. My sister has been living with me and she's unable to go home to my parents because of travel restrictions. I'm worried I might carry the virus home to her especially since I work out of town.
This is one of those scenarios where I wish I wasn't an adult yet.

We’re on the front line. Did you see Chernobyl? It’s kinda like that.


I don't even want to watch/read anything that would make me even more paranoid than I already am (._.)



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Mar 25, 2020 7:48 AM
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I have mixed feelings about the quarantine situation.

Cons: I'm extremely bored. I want to see my friends and family, go swimming or to the gym. I want to be physically active. Being inside for so long drives me mad.
I decided that my mental health is more important than anything - so I'll resume my morning runs starting tomorow. I need this.

Pros: I can spend more time with my bf. He studies for most of the day, but we can still eat all three meals together. I also noticed he is much happier being at home. Now he can cook in his free time and clean all he wants. And I get my freshly cooked food all day - so everyone's happy!
I also want to use the free time I get to finally revise my home library and maybe donate all the books I don't need later.
Mar 25, 2020 1:11 PM

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welcome to my world lol i rarely go outside anyway being my negative symptoms are asociality, apathy, paranoia and the worse of them all is avolition or laziness
Mar 25, 2020 2:47 PM

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The quarantine is tough. I think I'm decently introverted, maybe, but at the same time, the inability to go outside if making me obscenely lonely and often panicky.

I guess there's a huge difference between staying inside of your own volition and being forced to stay inside.
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Mar 25, 2020 3:24 PM

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it's kinda boring, all the bars are closed and the army is on the streets because why not. I can go to the supermarket but it's no fun
Mar 25, 2020 3:32 PM

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FlowersInTheRain said:
I’m still working since I am a keyworker and things are fine at home with fiancée. We have plenty to entertain ourselves with and we have a 2 bedroom place with our two cats.
You have a fiancee. You don't need to get the cats involved...
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Mar 25, 2020 3:45 PM
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I've always practiced social distancing. I hate people being unnecessarily close to me.
Mar 25, 2020 6:19 PM

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Fortunately my clean and beautiful waifu will keep me from losing my sanity
Mar 25, 2020 6:55 PM
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Like I said in the other topic, I would have bought a volleyball on amazon and called it Wilson by now, if I lived alone.
So, I'm still fine, but it's hard to think about doing this two more weeks or even longer.


I saw this yesterday.
Pretty accurate.
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I live with my husband and three cats, so I'm fine.
We just work from home, go out for nearby walks, and lay around playing games or watching anime/movies together.
Mar 25, 2020 7:24 PM

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To be honest, I kind of like this 😬

My classes for college have become incredibly easy. Many of my professors straight up canceled exams, canceled our classes, and just gave us 100% of the grade on things we did before spring break. Or our homework assignments have been changed to something really easy. The professors of mine that are still doing lectures are now making them between 15-30 minutes long and I can watch them in bed without having to ride the bus and walk through the cold to get to class. Even though I'm technically doing school its been made so easy now that I sort of feel like I'm still on vacation.

Being at home doesn't really bother me. I'm sure there's a limit and I'll start getting cabin fever at some point, but I don't feel like I'm anywhere near that at the moment.

All this being said, I had a summer abroad trip that I was looking forward to that has now been canceled. I was pretty disappointed about that. So I suppose its had major upsides and major downsides for me.
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Mar 25, 2020 8:57 PM

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To be honest, I was in the process of socializing more and getting out of the house more than I was since I spent at least two years pretty much holed up at home doing pretty much nothing but lay in bed, play on my computer, watch TV and play video games. Getting out and doing things was actually part of my therapy, so like, even going for a drive around town or going to a restaurant was beneficial for me.

So, I've definitely got cabin fever going and the only times I go outside is to take out the trash, go to the doctor and go to the grocery store.

It's not a total strain, though, since I have my mom here to talk to and take care of as well as my cats, and if I need to, my grandparents are just a phone call away, so is my therapist.

At least now it's not frowned upon to binge watch shows on Netflix, Hulu, VRV, etc anymore.



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Mar 25, 2020 9:04 PM
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I only started being in quarantine this week so I don't have full opinions on it yet.

However, if I were in quarantine much longer then nothing would really change for me when it comes to doing my usual things such as watching anime, drawing and other stuff.

Minus the fact that I couldn't buy or do anything I would want to other than going to the grocery store.
Mar 25, 2020 9:36 PM

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I'm use to not going out, so nothing has changed for me...

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Mar 26, 2020 2:40 AM
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katsucats said:
FlowersInTheRain said:
I’m still working since I am a keyworker and things are fine at home with fiancée. We have plenty to entertain ourselves with and we have a 2 bedroom place with our two cats.
You have a fiancee. You don't need to get the cats involved...

Lol nice one. Seriously though when we are getting hit with each other the cats can’t be in the same room.
Mar 26, 2020 8:19 AM

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Boredom. Both my gf and I are bored af. There's only so much you can do at home.

I always had the mindset that normies like myself have a need to be productive. Whether that's brainwashed by my upbringing or what, not doing anything productive feels meaningless.

I'm a health care professional that doesn't work in hospital and we were told to significantly decrease our visits to essential visits only. So being at the limbo stage of not having employment insurance while making barely nothing feels pretty bad. Thankfully our Canadian softies are going to get 2k a month for the next few months, which would still be less than what I make, but at least I won't be bankrupt in 5 months (I only have enough saved for 3 months).

tldr; pls end social distancing, find the cure/vaccine, grabbing popcorn to see how pumping an endless amount of fiat money will do to the economy
Mar 26, 2020 9:14 AM

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Tachii said:
not doing anything productive feels meaningless.


As it should?

It probably depends on your idea of productivity. I'm taking this time to go through all my 'bookmarks', learn stuff I didn't have time to, and working out at home. I'm not sure if I should be fine with not doing all this.
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Tachii said:
There's only so much you can do at home.
Like dungeon role playing. I bet you haven't done that yet.
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katsucats said:
Tachii said:
There's only so much you can do at home.
Like dungeon role playing. I bet you haven't done that yet.
Hanging myself is also an option.

OP, I have no issue with self-isolation. Hell, I started self-isolating in early February despite Romania having no cases. I have like 8 months worth of food as of now.




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Mar 26, 2020 4:16 PM

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Honestly I don’t really mind it! I live with my gf and our pets & have been kept busy with university work so I’ve not been that bored - however if I lived alone I would probably feel lonely.

I guess if it’s going to help protect those who are at higher risk (I live in Spain where the death toll has just overtaken China’s), then it’s a good thing
Mar 28, 2020 3:49 AM

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Missing my girlfriend but, that aside, I'm fine. I've got a backlog of books and films to keep me company.
Take care of yourself

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I just quit my full time job right before the virus hit my country.
I've been staying home ever since. Just the way I like it.
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Nothing much changed for me: I still go pretty much only outside for work, grocery shopping or if there's something to do in the yard or garden.

There are things that have become more convenient, like less people driving to work. So more free roads.

But then, there are also things that have become worse:

- I'm using disinfectant spray before I start my car and also once again when I'm coming home
- there are many restrictions... In the rare cases in which I would like to have a specialised shop open. I still have to think about what to do when I can't go to the barber
- paying with hard cash is discouraged

But most important of all: the whole distance-keeping completely changed everything over here. Before, many people have been used to get very close, particularly when waiting in line. That's an experience that won't come back anytime soon, but oh well
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For me Its good AND bad. I’m mostly a stay at home person and the only time I ever really go out is school. I never went a full week due to anxiety so I loved staying home but now that I actually HAVE to stay home.. It just feels terrible. So now my day consists of waking up late, watch anime, eat, cry because theres nothing to do, shower THEN get back into anime til a good 7 am. I always think about rearranging my room but there’s not really much to move around :/
Apr 1, 2020 8:45 AM

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It's really not that hard. If you're going to mindlessly waste time on media for months on end, ofcourse it's going to have a toll on your mental health. Get yourself occupied with something you care about. The only modern hoax I hear now is: "There is only so much you can do indoors". Not really, you can do anything. Provided you live in an average apartment/house.
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Missing out (well, will miss out) on some tri-weekly D&D games. It's a bummer, because I'm the DM of that group, and I really enjoy playing the game physically next to each other, and not online like my other two games. Sure, we didn't do it too much, but it was nice to get started on some DM-ing and gaining some experience in my area.

Yet, Australia introduced the rule that a household can't have more than two guests, and we have one person extra. It's balls... but certainly better than those who can't meet with anyone.

Apart from that, I'm pretty fine. Can go out to grab some shopping (walk back around a park just to squeeze a bit more time), and since I'm low on funds, I welcome the closure of tempting food places. Just need to ration snacks more and get rid of bored time by getting on my exercise bike. Also, got a group of friends playing through Borderlands 3 online, so that'll kill time.
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