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POSTED BY: ARCBEATLE
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Tuesday, September 2, 2003 3:56 PM

ARCBEATLE


I was looking around, and it seems most ppl here are quite abeit older then I, so lets take a poll here: to find the average brown coat age!

let me start:

I am 13

next!

"Oh, yeah. Let's all here it for the good Alliance."

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Tuesday, September 2, 2003 4:01 PM

WHOODAHN


46. Never too old to enjoy a good show.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2003 4:05 PM

ARCBEATLE


yep yep! Crosses the age barrier it does.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2003 4:39 PM

CPTBUCK25


I'm 21, with other browncoats around me ranging from 19 to 26. Gotta love the College Town!


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Tuesday, September 2, 2003 4:48 PM

VISIONARY


An even quarter of a century. But that changes in April. I hate being round number ages. It's so....boring.

"Before you criticize a man, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, when you finish criticizing him, you are a mile away....and you have his shoes."

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Tuesday, September 2, 2003 4:52 PM

BOUNTYBOY56


I'm just 16. started watchin the show when my 11 year old brother goes, "hey man, there's this live-action show on fox that's like cowboy bebop!!" After that moment, Firefly has been the new hot topic. So, guess the lowest age so far is 11.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2003 5:07 PM

JOHNNYREB


The big 30. I like telling people I'm in my 30's better than telling them I'm in my 20's. It gives me a reason to look the way I do.

Viva Firefly!

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Tuesday, September 2, 2003 5:48 PM

MELEAUX


ohmygosh!
Am I the oldest one here?
I am 37 oh man
Hey but I thought FF was the coolest well before my 15 year old son Jayne (I mean Sam) got on board

She understands, she doesn't comprehend

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Tuesday, September 2, 2003 5:50 PM

MELEAUX


Quote:

Originally posted by WhooDahn:
46. Never too old to enjoy a good show.


Hey old man. Do you wanna hobble off in a corner and watch the browncoats celebrate u- day?

She understands, she doesn't comprehend

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Tuesday, September 2, 2003 5:51 PM

EMBASSY


I'm forty, my wife 42, and my oldest daughter, whose coat is as brown as mine, is twelve.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2003 7:17 PM

XENARC


I'm 31, with a 32 year old Browncoat in the house as well. Brwoncoats we've converted in our area range from 15 to 54.

XenArc

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Tuesday, September 2, 2003 7:24 PM

STEALTH


Hi,

I'm 47 from Australia...The land of milk and honey

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Tuesday, September 2, 2003 8:28 PM

KOFFEE


Another 30 year old here.

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“It's a real burn, being right so often.”

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Tuesday, September 2, 2003 8:34 PM

BLUEHOOT


24

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Tuesday, September 2, 2003 9:06 PM

NOOCYTE


I'm with Meleaux; a score and seventeen, as of August 5th (a day that will live in infancy).


Too many laps round the sun...




Department of Redundancy Department

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Tuesday, September 2, 2003 9:30 PM

MANIACNUMBERONE


I am roughly 15 and 1/2 million seconds old.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2003 11:58 PM

DRAKON


42. But I claim bonus years for the following:
8 years in the navy.
15 years working nights,
Raising two children through their teenage years, one of which is a daughter who is too much like her dad in all the wrong ways.

I have the grey hair to prove it

"my kind of stupid"

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Wednesday, September 3, 2003 1:27 AM

CULTTVGIRL


I'm 22, but not for much longer 'cause it's my birthday next week!

Book: “A duel?”
Wash: “With swords?”
Simon: “The Captain's a good fighter, he must know how to handle a sword?”
Zoe: “I think he knows which end to hold.”

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Wednesday, September 3, 2003 2:33 AM

JOHNNYREB


Happy Birthday! (Hang onto that until next week, in case I forget.)

Viva Firefly!

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Wednesday, September 3, 2003 3:23 AM

STILLSHINY


You know I figured Reb was my age. Yeah, me I'm 30!

still "shiny" after all these years...

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Wednesday, September 3, 2003 3:50 AM

THECASSANDRA


18 here (going on 19 )

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Wednesday, September 3, 2003 4:42 AM

LUNA


I am pushing 70 and I love Firefly more than any show ever. I lurk on this site daily and enjoy it very much. I have preordered my quota of DVD's and can't wait for the movie. Go Firefly.

Luna

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Wednesday, September 3, 2003 4:42 AM

LUNA

I am gone. I am truly gone. I am not sorry.


I am pushing 70 and I love Firefly more than any show ever. I lurk on this site daily and enjoy it very much. I have preordered my quota of DVD's and can't wait for the movie. Go Firefly.

Luna

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Wednesday, September 3, 2003 5:49 AM

SARAHETC


I'm 26. Browncoat husband is 28.

I have converted friends aged like so: 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 33.

That we have fans that have almost practically a lifetime of space between them--11 to 70-- that's remarkable. In case you needed another reason to know you were special.

Sarah

I'm a dying breed who still believes, haunted by American dreams. ---Neko Case

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Wednesday, September 3, 2003 6:47 AM

JAVIDRHO


My self: 44
My wife: 33
My daughter: 11 weeks (I'll introduce the series to her in a year or two)

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SIMON: What happens if they board us?
ZOE: If they take the ship, they'll rape us to death, eat our flesh, and sew our skins into their clothing
and if we're very very lucky, they'll do it in that order.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2003 7:33 AM

SPARRONI


I'll be 30 in February. Lots of folks on here seem to be circling around that number!

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"Forgive my rudeness. I cannot abide useless people."

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Wednesday, September 3, 2003 8:56 AM

CHANNAIN

i DO aim to misbehave


chronologically, 36, which apparently puts me in the middle of the road, browncoat wise.

Mentally, about 28-30. I didn't grow up before age 35, so I figure I can be whatever age I want.

Physically, somewhere around 80 although I'm hiding the white hair that started when I was 17 and the arthritis has been behaving itself lately.

“We three are the only ones in this place wearing brown.
Means we’ve found something worth fighting for.
Something worth being more than alive for.”
Sarahetc

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Wednesday, September 3, 2003 9:37 AM

KESSIE


I´m 22 ...

They say it’s the last song
They don’t know us, you see
Its only the last song
If we let it be

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Wednesday, September 3, 2003 10:23 AM

LJC


I'll be 30 in 3 weeks time, and most of my friends who are also Browncoats are in the 20-50 range. Tho the kids of one lady in her late 50s whom I hooked on the show are in their teens! So it seems to be pan-generational :)

--
Some take the high road. Some take the low road.
And some just go screaming down the highway, dropping flaming bits of wreckage.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2003 12:27 PM

KAYTHRYN


I'm 19 but I've also converted my family into FF fans- 14, 44, and 46 year olds, all Browncoats now.

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It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Aristotle

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Wednesday, September 3, 2003 1:06 PM

JOSH294


I'm 14. So far we got Browncoats from age 13 up to almost 70. Shiny!

"Love ... give ... forgive. Risk the pain. It is your nature. Love will bring you to your gift."

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Wednesday, September 3, 2003 1:14 PM

SERGEANTX


39 here.

We've talked about this before, but we're hitting on one of the truly unusual things about this show and it's both a blessing and a curse.

Of course its great that it brings together people of so many ages, and that speaks volumes about the universal appeal of the characters and their stories, but that vast age spread had made it very difficult for narrow-minded studio types to promote. I still think one of the biggest mistakes fox made with the show was trying to aim it so squarely at a youth market. Membership on this board (and I think the demographics at the official site are similar) clearly indicates this isn't a show that teenagers were drawn to any more than other age groups.

Anyway, that was then... I hope the promotion of the new movie will learn from the previous errors and promote Firefly to all ages.

BTW, Maniac, did the math twice. Are you telling us you're only six months old?

SergeantX

"..and here's to all the dreamers, may our open hearts find rest." -- Nanci Griffith

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Wednesday, September 3, 2003 1:32 PM

KAYTHRYN


How'd you get 6 months, Sarge? I got a little over 29 years, but then again, I did fail math, twice.

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It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Aristotle

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Wednesday, September 3, 2003 2:20 PM

SERENITYVALLEY


I'm 16. My brother likes the show too. He's 12.

http://www.simple-assault.com/Firefly.htm

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Wednesday, September 3, 2003 4:58 PM

ARCBEATLE


from what Ive heard, most of you have converted your youngins' (Ive always wanted too say that!) Seems Im the exeption , trying too get my parents too watch this (well, when the DVD comes out ) But humming "the Ballad of Jayne cobb Seems too very effective in making people never forget what my favorite show is...

11-70~ Us brown coats are a varyed bunch! But good point about how fox didnt advertise it well. But hey, thats fox for ya'

"Oh, yeah. Let's all here it for the good Alliance."

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Wednesday, September 3, 2003 9:21 PM

TALRIUS


I'm 20. Got some of my kin into it. My brother, 24. My sister, 18 and my Mother, 47. My Dad hates everything Sci-fi, so he didn't take.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2003 9:58 PM

SOUTHERNMERC


This one would be 31, working on 32 next month.

Oh, and tell me to go to bed earlier. I have school in the morning.

Jayne: "How big a room?"

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Thursday, September 4, 2003 3:03 AM

CALHOUN


ManiacNumberOne wrote:
Tuesday, September 02, 2003 21:30
I am roughly 15 and 1/2 million seconds old.

I work that out as only half of 1 year old....

I am 1072224000 seconds old. A shiny new pony to the first to work out my age in years.

Jayne - "I like smackin'em"

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Thursday, September 4, 2003 4:22 AM

JUSTME


"I'm 37! I'm not old!"
-- Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail



JustMe

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Thursday, September 4, 2003 5:53 AM

LUCCIOLA


Browncoat family and friends:

me -- 51
husband -- 45
daughter -- 17
friend -- 44
friend -- 44
THEIR son -- 12

Browncoats all, from the beginning.

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Thursday, September 4, 2003 6:24 AM

JAKE7


I'm 35, going on 36 next week.

Hey CultTVGirl, what day is your birthday? Mine's the 12th...

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MAL: Everybody's makin' a fuss.

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Thursday, September 4, 2003 11:02 AM

CPTBUCK25


Quote:

Originally posted by Calhoun:
I am 1072224000 seconds old. A shiny new pony to the first to work out my age in years.




1072224000 seconds = 34 years. I'd like a brown pony, please.


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Thursday, September 4, 2003 12:36 PM

IAMJACKSUSERNAME

Well, I'm all right. - Mal


26 times 'round Sol.

PS: Any good names for fans who don't want to call themselves "browncoats"? Firefliers?

--
I am Jack's username
"Were there monkeys? Some terrifying space monkeys maybe got loose?" - Mal

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Thursday, September 4, 2003 12:45 PM

KAYTHRYN


What's wrong with "Browncoats"? You could go with “Independents” I guess.

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It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Aristotle

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Thursday, September 4, 2003 6:27 PM

CALHOUN


CptBuck25!!! Well Done, A shiny new "brown" pony is on its way to you. :)

1072224000 seconds does indeed = 34 years

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Friday, September 5, 2003 8:10 AM

PAPERWASTER


I'm 38 with a hubby that's about to turn 40. Our kids know about it and my five year old watches tv by running in and out or about the room but can tell you the entire plot, so I guess he watches it too. He does that with Lord of the Rings too, it is truly bizzare.

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Friday, September 5, 2003 8:40 AM

SHEWHOHATHAPEN


I'm 19 and my brother's 28 we've been Browncoats since the beginning. And I sneakily converted my mother (53) before she knew what was happening.

She's a psychiatric nurse with six brothers and sisters so I purposely showed her all the Simon and River-centric episodes first, knowing that the great sibling relationship and insane River would snag her.

At one point I thought there might be some sort of moral quandry there with being manipulative but then I thought about that fact that she now loves Simon and River and there's another Browncoat to add to our legions.

I decided it all balanced out.

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Friday, September 5, 2003 10:18 AM

OLDGUARD


52 here! Looks like you and me, Luna :)

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Friday, September 5, 2003 12:30 PM

VETERAN

Don't squat with your spurs on.


Two score and one. I often wondered who the oldest Browncoat was.

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Friday, September 5, 2003 12:31 PM

CPTBUCK25


Quote:

Originally posted by Calhoun:
CptBuck25!!! Well Done, A shiny new "brown" pony is on its way to you. :)

1072224000 seconds does indeed = 34 years



Sweet!!!

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Friday, September 5, 2003 4:45 PM

LJB064


Me - 45 earth years
Wife - Same
Kidlings (all fans) - 8, 11 and 11

But remember, a year is just a vestigial mode of time measurement based on solar cycles. It's not applicable.

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