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Age of the Furry [Apr. 14th, 2007|10:21 pm]
Open Paws - Proud to be Furry!

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I've been interested in this community for a while. I haven't read most of the postings but the ones I have and the webpages I've found most of the individuals interested in Furrydom seem to be fairly young in age mostly teens and early 20s. I am the only person in my late 30s. I feel ancient. LOL

If there are older furries out there. Drop me a line.
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[User Picture]From: foxhack
2007-04-15 04:36 am (UTC)
I know one person who is over 40, and one who is over 50. They exist, I'm surprised you don't know many.
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[User Picture]From: laneycat
2007-04-15 06:23 am (UTC)
I know one who's 53!!!!!!!!!!E-gad!
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[User Picture]From: foxwolf
2007-04-15 04:52 am (UTC)
I know quite a few furs over 30 (even though I'm only 18 myself lol), and a couple over 40
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[User Picture]From: felinaeus
2007-04-15 04:54 am (UTC)
Quite a few, just not always as vocal as some.
Check out greymuzzle for some of us.

Granted, I'm just 29, but feel too grey at times..
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[User Picture]From: chakawolf
2007-04-15 04:56 am (UTC)
Heh, I'll be fifty in May!

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[User Picture]From: shadowcub67
2007-04-15 05:19 am (UTC)
Fifty? What a way to make me feel like a Spring chicken. I'll be "only" 40 in May. heh

Then again, I've been a part of what grew into the fandom for about 25 years now. Since the old Tiger's Den BBS prior to FurNet being a Fido sub-net! Heck, even before FurryMuck, let alone ConFURence or any of the other furry conventions that came after it.
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From: tomobiki_yuu
2007-04-15 05:12 am (UTC)
*blinks* I'm 36.
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[User Picture]From: shadow_mage
2007-04-15 05:23 am (UTC)
I'm 29, and know someone 39.
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[User Picture]From: whitetail
2007-04-15 05:52 am (UTC)
I'm 52. And a half! ;-)
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[User Picture]From: loganberrybunny
2007-04-15 06:14 am (UTC)
I'm 32, and have several friends older than me. We do exist! =:P
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[User Picture]From: jim_lane
2007-04-15 09:11 pm (UTC)
No you don't! You "youngsters" are all figments of my arthritic imagination! (hehehehe!!!!)
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[User Picture]From: atomicat
2007-04-15 06:28 am (UTC)
40-teen here! Whee! Let's all hike up our pants around our chests and bitch about "Kids these days!"

P.S. Add me in if you'd like, I'm an endlessly fascinating maniac!
http://atomicat.livejournal.com/34981.html
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[User Picture]From: northing
2007-04-15 07:15 am (UTC)
I'm older than many other furs I know, and younger than a few. One of the nice things about the fandom is that ageism doesn't seem too previlient. The older furs I know don't look down on me, the younger ones don't reject my friendship for being "old." I don't hide my age anywhere, and seem to get along with everyone on a peer basis as furries in general.

I sometimes wonder why there are more furs in their 20s than 40s though. I was a fur by the time I was 8, I'd say. No one had coined the term yet or started a con, but I had all the elements of a furry personality by then for sure! Is there a missing generation or two?
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From: quentincoyote
2007-04-15 07:40 am (UTC)
I think the internet was, in very large part, responsible for finally coalescing the fandom into the physical concentration that it is now. And the internet remains a fairly 'young people skewed' technology, relatively speaking. I think there may be just as many of all ages out there, but, for this reason, it may not be as likely for easy for them to find the rest of us.

Eh, in any case, I'm 34 ^.^
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[User Picture]From: larrycar
2007-04-15 08:43 am (UTC)
I'm nearly 20 and love talking to furs in their 30's. Lol. Do I count?
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[User Picture]From: moonstone_wind
2007-04-15 08:55 am (UTC)
30 here bout to be 31 in June
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[User Picture]From: mavikfelna
2007-04-15 11:18 am (UTC)
Just turned 39 last month. So it looks like there's a fair number of us geezers out there. :)

--Mav
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[User Picture]From: sedyah
2007-04-15 11:20 am (UTC)
I am 30.. will be 31 in September :)

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[User Picture]From: the_gneech
2007-04-15 01:33 pm (UTC)
Thirty seven here, and counting.

Next time you're at a con, look for the "Greymuzzles" panel. We're out there!

-TG
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