I'm 27, and I live in the Pacific Northwest.
Before Zootopia, I had no idea what words like "canon," "otp," or even "ship" meant. I actually had to look them up. This is my first attempt at fanfiction.
I'm a bit of a romantic, and to be completely honest I'm not a fan of many things. I'd never shipped anything before Zootopia, it just wasn't my thing. But for me, there was just something special about Nick and Judy that just seemed to suck me right in.
When nothing happened in the movie, I turned to tumblr and deviant art to fill the hole it had left. I guess the rest is history.