Those of us who do not fit comfortably into either Generation X or Millennials have been discussing this issue, which in turn raised the question of whatever happened to “Generation Y”? Wasn’t that supposed to be a thing?
It was… and then it just didn’t happen. Like Betamax.
So based on my determination of the effective lifespan of Betamax, from its introduction in 1975 to its clear failure to capture significant market share by 1984, I HAVE SOLVED FOR GENERATION Y.
If you were born between 1977 and 1986, you are a member of Generation Y: The Dead-End Format Generation.
(Gen Y members may claim dual membership in Gen X or Millennials at their discretion. Offer also extended to anyone born into a household with a Betamax player prior to 1977 or after 1986.)
haley’s anon got me thinking.
I wonder if the ageist teens on here realise that the “old people” they think are creepy for being fangirls are larger in number than they suspect. I mean, I’m 30, and I’m a raging fangirl in all the good ways and I love it. I have fangirl friends from 16 to 46 and in fangirling we are all on the same level. most, if not all, of us read fanfic. quite a few of my “older” fellow fans write it - and do it almost freakishly well.
in fact, that really good longfic you read that had not only great characterisation but also really lovely, believable sex scenes and a language that flowed really well? odds are that it wasn’t written by a 16-year-old. some great fics are, but I know for sure that in my top ten longfics of all time? maybe one or two was written by someone under 20. half were written by people over or close to 30.
some of the people you fangirl with on a daily basis have husbands, wives, children, jobs and all that other “grown up stuff” you imagine we should be spending our time on instead of flailing about the colour of jensen’s eyes or the perfect shape of jared’s booty. but if you are one of the teens who thinks that “old people” fangirling is gross and creepy, I pity you. because it means you equate getting older with losing enjoyment in the things you love.
I fangirl because it brings me good things. because it’s an escape. because I have a creative outlet. because there are people here who are like me. because it’s just great fun, really. if you think age is in any way relevant in that conversation, you are wrong.
"old" fangirls, out yourself! flaunt your age!
I just turned 34. Many of my fangirl/fanboy friends are older than me. I’m not going to quit fangirling just because I’m getting older! Fuck that noise.
Turning 32 tomorrow! Proud as fuck to be both a fangirl and a scary-ass grown-up.
^What she said - well, I’m turning 33 tomorrow.
*birthday high-fives Moonblossom*
The next best thing to actually taking everything in stride the way I wish I could might be realizing when I’m too crabby/exhausted/hungry/uncomfortable for human interaction. Or even canine interaction, for that matter.
On today’s ‘shit that made me feel old’: going into my music library looking for a song and going ‘oh that’s right, it’s on his new live album’ (as opposed to the ‘old’ live album from 1990) and then seeing that the album I still consider “new” was in fact released in 1999.
I object, you honor!
Yep. I’ve done this.
I remember when I thought people in their 20’s were adults. Now all of my friends are in their 20’s and everybody is just kind of fumbling around bumping into each other, trying to figure out where the free food is……
so that’s pretty much what I’m expecting to experience for the next like 10 years.
I remember when I thought people in their 30s were adults. Now most of my friends are in their 30s and just kind of fumbling around….