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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 satisfied brought it back” is now our motto.

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. 

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

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. 

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.

When the new digimon movie will be released tomorrow

When you remember that it’s called “Loss”

It’s funny how we keep coming up with new dates for a secret fourth episode, like first it was supposed to be January 22nd, then 29th, then march 8th and now apparently April 17th

This kinda reminds me of those doomsday conspiracists that are like ‘the world is DEFINITELY getting hit by a giant asteroid on June 6 2006 look at all these ancient codes and cyphers they are practically scREaMing it at our faces’ and then when nothing happens it’s like ’…..nevermind,, buT EXACTLY 5 YEARS FROM NOW MY FRIENDS BELIEVE US LOOK AT ALL THE EVIDENCE I SWEAR TO YOU WE’RE RIGHT THIS TIME’

Maybe it makes me an elitist or whatever but I really don’t like the inclusion of Art in STEM (STEAM as it were) because while I think art is as valid as STEM I think they are very different fields that have different approaches/issues/values/needs and to lump them together uncritically is reductive and not particularly useful

This is not a value judgement of art vs science or whatever, because I do think that scientists should place more value in art and that artists should be more proficient in science (I think everyone should be more proficient in science and art), but the needs of the fields are different and let’s not pretend that they aren’t.

This is not to say that they can’t interact with and inform each other, nor that there is a strict dichotomy, but they are different and should not be grouped together as a matter of course.

Different fields are different and should be treated as such and that’s okay