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Case ([personal profile] case) wrote in [community profile] fandomsecrets2017-03-15 06:40 pm

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(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 10:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Today's college kids are more juvenile than 1993 era 14 year olds. I blame the cult of the mommy that has been flourishing for these last twenty years. It is putting the sheltering of kids and keeping them incapable of reacting like anything other than mommy's little darlings ahead of educating and preparing them. I'm not saying those kids of twenty years ago were speial in any way, most of them even then were total flakes (just check some old geocities sites on the wayback machine for proof) but there were less of them and they grew up quicker.

I feel sorry for modern kids.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:07 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm deeply skeptical of this kind of thing and, in fact, I'm pretty confident that you're just talking shit based on your own prejudices and opinions. What differentiates this from any other instance in the eternal litany of Fucking Kids These Days?

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(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:58 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm 36 and I don't feel this way about 'modern kids' at all. In fact, I find them to be refreshingly open and socially responsible.
These 'kids' have grown up in a world where they don't have job security, unless they're really rich they're going to find it hard to own a home and they're lumped with student debt (particularly if they're American). In my experience, college kids are forced to 'grow up quickly'.

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[personal profile] kallanda_lee 2017-03-16 12:45 am (UTC)(link)
Oh bs, young teens in the 90's were *babies*.

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(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:01 pm (UTC)(link)
I hear that. I used to mod for an exchange and for the first few years we decided to trust peoples' word about how much they could handle in terms of deadlines. Mind you, EVERYONE knew when the deadline was well ahead of time and we asked people to please be honest with themselves about whether or not they could do this. Deadline rolls around and all of a sudden I get panicked e-mails about how it's exam week or spring break or whatever and they can't dooooooooo it but they're sure I'll understand and it's hard not to want to strangle people.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:02 pm (UTC)(link)
I actually found the opposite. When I was college age, we had tests and homework and stuff, but we also had time. Then everyone got married and had kids and fandom stuff took a backseat. Or they just ran out of steam.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:05 pm (UTC)(link)
I found the same, but I find that the people who did stick around are more reliable since they're more used to juggling time. The ones that disappeared don't have the time any more and knowing that bowed out, which is a different story. My fandom activity has dropped too but I am sure people would rather have me not sign up or make any promises than drop out midway.

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(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:03 pm (UTC)(link)
I want that community because older people in fandom don't scream bloody murder about problematic headcanons and threaten to kill you for liking the wrong characters and ships.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:09 pm (UTC)(link)
I know you want to believe that, but I've run into a tonnnnn of 25+ folks that are just as bad about this. It's just a personality type, I guess, not something you outgrow. Doesn't help if you never grew up at all, either.

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(Anonymous) 2017-03-16 11:45 pm (UTC)(link)
No, they're just racist and homophobic as fuck and dogpile you and get all their friends to dogpile you after you politely ask them not to use slurs, just as people did prior to screaming bloody murder about problematic headcanons et all.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:07 pm (UTC)(link)
I personally feel weird about interacting with anyone more than, like, 5 years younger than me, but that's a thing to do with me feeling weird and old, and not anyone else's fault

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(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:12 pm (UTC)(link)
I agree I'd like a specific fandom space for "adults" but not so much on the reasoning you give. I mean partially yes I agree, but there are a lot of other good reasons for the space too.

I miss message boards and fandom communities LJ style. It was easier to find specific age groups or groups on specific interests, I feel.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, but there is and its name is LJ... The kiddies have long since moved on to greener pastures.

A random bouquet of active LJ-communities:
http://sgastoryfinders.livejournal.com/
http://het-reccers.livejournal.com/
http://spnnewsletter.livejournal.com/
http://spnstoryfinders.livejournal.com/
http://mfu-canteen.livejournal.com/
http://fandom-grammar.livejournal.com/
http://terror-scifi.livejournal.com/
http://cap-ironman.livejournal.com/
http://teenwolffinders.livejournal.com/
http://sherlockbbc.livejournal.com/
http://startrek.livejournal.com/
etc.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:16 pm (UTC)(link)
/is still a flake at 31, oops

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:24 pm (UTC)(link)
I'd prefer it if it's Time Spent In Fandom rather than physical age, because dear lord I ended up in a facebook group with a bunch of 30-40 year old mommies who just discovered fandom and thought that since they were older they were hot shit, while acting like any obnoxious 13 year old who's just discovered fandom.

That sort of behavior is more understandable in a 13 year old than in 30+ with three kids.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Same. I stopped following anyone college age or younger because I was sick of people complaining about 8am classes like they were the worst thing to ever happen to them.

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[personal profile] dahli 2017-03-15 11:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Mmmmhhh I've been thinking about this too, but mostly because it would be nice having fandom friends that are around my age and not feeling like a creep amongst younger peeps.

I also remember there was a Naruto community (when lj was still around and not the mess it is now) aimed at 25+ yo. I thought the idea back in the day was really interesting and would like to see it come back.
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[personal profile] shortysc22 2017-03-15 11:42 pm (UTC)(link)
I remember the days of HPFGU, Harry Potter for Grown Ups.

They were the most drama filled people I knew.

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(Anonymous) 2017-03-16 12:22 am (UTC)(link)
Sign me up for this newsletter. I would love a 25+ fandom community!

(Anonymous) 2017-03-16 12:43 am (UTC)(link)
Man, this would be nice.
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[personal profile] kallanda_lee 2017-03-16 12:44 am (UTC)(link)
Eh, I dunno...I overpromise things and I feel like I have a hectic life and I'm over 25. I also feel that a lot of people over 25 are actually busier - so while they might be more reliable, tings like fic output might actually be worse.

I think there might be legit reasons why people enjoy being more with their own age group in fandom....I just don't think it's necessarily the reasons you're naming.

For myself, I just honestly was almost never bothered by someone's age in fandom. I mean, there were some cases, but that's mostly when it really bled into more personal interaction.
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[personal profile] ninety6tears 2017-03-16 12:50 am (UTC)(link)
Man, the trade-off between maturity and fandom-dependability is real. I understand why it seems like the older my fandom peers and I get, the less we talk, but it's sad. And college is the beginning of the end.
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(Anonymous) 2017-03-16 03:48 am (UTC)(link)
honestly what a fucking shitshow of mandatory scrutiny and reverse accusations, no one can ever just actually complain about a common and awful experience, everyone has to be problematic themselves somehow!!!!! gj f!s

there absolutely are hordes of ignorant white american baby "activists" high on the ability to lecture other people with zero sense of nuance and tons of self-centered assumptions

and I, as a White On The Internet, apologize for their ridiculous and exasperating shenanigans, since they themselves will probably take several years to grow out of it

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(Anonymous) 2017-03-16 02:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Has it not occurred to you that most people who are still in fandom at 25+ are the ones who have issues and never learnt how to deal with life without the emotional crutch of fandom? That's not a guarantee of no drama you know.

(I am over 25 and describing myself and every other 25+ fan I know (quite a few).)

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