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  • Carraville have played at least some minutes together in 13 matches 
  • They’ve only started one full match together - a nil-nil draw against the Netherlands in 2005
  • Jamie has been subbed on 3 times for Gary (THINK OF THE HAND SLAP AS THEY RAN OFF/ON!!!!!!!) 
  • Gary has never been subbed on for Jamie 
  • Jamie featured in Gary’s last England game (although he got subbed on the same time Gary got subbed off) 
  • Four of their shared games were played at Old Trafford, two at Anfield
  • 2006, with 5, was the year they played the most number of games together (it’s also the year Gary humped the scousers lol) 

Full list of matches and times under the cut if ur a nosy parker like me 

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Overly Analytical Problem #31

The quote “Curiosity killed the cat - But satisfaction brought it back” should be the analysts motto.

First, NT’s are cats. Seriously. No explanation nessesary.

Second, when we need to know something, we NEED to know it. It kills us to not know.

Third, the satisfaction of finally learning/figuring what we needed/wanted to know is reviving. There’s nothing like it.

Hence forth… “Curiosity killed the cat - But satisfaction brought it back” is now our motto.

We INFJs are masters of telling you very little to nothing about ourselves but in a way that makes you think we've revealed a lot.

Do I hate asking people to review at the end of my chapters? Yes. I despise it. It makes me feel needy, whiny, ungrateful for the readers I have. 

Do I hate asking people to reblog instead of just liking? Yeah. It makes me feel like I’m forcing them to do it through a guilt trip. 

But here’s the thing. 

I consider myself a fairly well known author in certain fandoms. This isn’t me bragging, this is me looking at the number of readers I have on Fanfiction and AO3, the fact that I get requests in my inbox, and the fact that I’ve been mentioned in a couple different fic rec posts, and deducing that I’m a somewhat popular author. 

My most popular fanfiction I have posted on Tumblr has just over 800 notes. Only 18 of which are reblogs. Only 6 of which have comments or tags on them. 

The most popular piece of fanart (in this case, meaning a single piece of artwork, not a comic or series of drawings) that I’ve ever seen had over 100,000 notes. At least a quarter of them were reblogs, and every single reblog that I saw of it had comments in the tags. 

So I’m not going to stop asking for people to reblog. For people to leave comments in the tags. For people to leave comments on AO3 and Fanfiction. 

Because fanfiction writers are treated like pack mules and, for the most part, artists are treated like gods. Artists can get PAID for their fanart, and we get yelled at for not posting the next chapter of a 10K story within two days of the latest update.

And I’m kind of sick of it. And I know for a fact that I’m not the only one. 

If you have the ability to like it, you have the ability to reblog it and leave a three word comment in the tags. It’s not difficult. 

I’ve noticed that being chronically ill gets old for the people around you real quick

at first they show concern and send you well meaning “hope you get better” messages etc. but when it lasts longer than a few months, when it’s obvious it isn’t going away, most of them stop checking on you. I guess it’s just depressing to always hear that someone isn’t getting better, so they don’t bother. 

only a few people bother to ask how I’m feeling, which means a lot. it’s a lot better than being asked when you’re going to be better.

so, pro tip. if you have a chronically ill friend/family member etc, please refrain from saying “get better soon!” etc. try to ask how they’re feeling, if there’s anything you can do, and hope that they find some relief. 

“My heart isn’t much of a target, but Cupid still managed to hit it when I first laid eyes on you.”