But please don’t come into this fandom and make claims that it’s for teens and that adults should gtfo. Whose primary villain is over 70 freaking years old. And, finally, on another note, the OP should probably know that only 15% of tumblr users are under 18, so it’s inaccurate to say that we are “invading” a space meant for children.
The fact that you can find fans in their 30s here means they were probably younger than you when this show premiered. tags: #Silly rabbit #don't talk about fandom to people who've been in it for this long and not expect to learn something #Xf fandom #xf history No idea what this is in response to, but just want to affirm its truth. I hung around on x-files.creative a lot through the mid- to late-90s, pre-Haven.
When the fandom started, it was mostly adults, by virtue of the fact that children and teens didn’t have access to the Internet or even a computer unless they were in school.
It is a subculture, a rich one with a very long history, pre-dating your parents, mine, and arguably even theirs (fun fact: the term “fan” was first used derisively to refer to largely female-identifying theater-goers at the turn of the 20th century, in reference to the belief they were ‘taking up seats’ by going to shoes they were not appreciating, only to ogle the actors. It’s a wonderful addition to fan culture but it is a ripple in the pool of fan history. Also OG Phile, started online around 1994, I think. I fell out of the fandom after the show ended but the people on the lists I was on were mainly older - my fan friends from the lists all had jobs.It was written around the same time as a historical note and was a response to a series of tumblr posts which addressed homophobia, transphobia, and "older X-Files fans." See: Note: I wrote this right around the time dashakay wrote her version, and am posting it with her blessing. And since my master’s happens to be in broadcasting and X-Files has been my fandom for 21 years, I can help you out.When X-Files started in 1993, people watched it live, with commercials, as it aired on television.Those are valid complaints and believe me I’ve been there.You can talk about the old-fashioned and outdated ideals and opinions about these characters, and you would have a valid point because, yeah, some of us are old. This is a fandom that has been around for over 20 years, whose stars are entering or passing middle age.