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Smile if you're 50

In case you haven't seen this week's LJ Spotlight, one of the communities being highlighted is fifty_something, which is just what it sounds like: a place where those of us who remember black and white television can come out and play without knowing we're the oldest people on our respective flists. I haven't done an introductory post yet, but have been reading lots of them today; much talk of kids, grandkids, and decades of marriage, but nary a word about anything too provocative (like, say, slash). It reminded me of a freshman mixer at college, with everyone on their best behaviour and looking around the room wondering where the common interests will be found, and who'll become a friend.

Come on over if you're interested, or just pass the word along. AARP membership is not required to join, lol!


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Jun. 20th, 2008 07:36 am (UTC)
For some reason I never thought you were as old as that, or even as me.

THere was a 40-plus community that started a while back and it was exactly as you describe. I had to leave it, I got so sick of cute posts about kiddies and dear hubbies and stuff. Not that I have issues with either, but it was just endless intro posts of saccharinity.
Jun. 20th, 2008 07:48 am (UTC)
I turned 58 in April!

Maybe when the political slash RPG/fic community that dominiquelechic and I are working on (and planning to start writing again after an almost two-year hiatus) gets off the ground I should announce it over there. If the 50-somethings don't know what slash is, they can probably find out from their kids. *is only slightly evil*
Jun. 20th, 2008 05:02 pm (UTC)
Well I'm not quite there yet, but I'll join for awhile and see what it's like.

I definitely remember black-and-white TV (we didn't get a color set until 1973), and even just one channel to watch.
Jun. 20th, 2008 07:55 pm (UTC)
If the posts I was reading yesterday are anything to go by, there are quite a few pre-fifty-somethings joining the community. The trick, I think, is going to be drilling down to the member level and seeing whose posts (and related comment threads) you want to read on a regular basis.
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