My name is Richard (Rich) Reed, born December 30, 1974. I grew up in Iowa City, Iowa, and am currently living in the Seattle Metropolitan Area.
I virtually exist as Azure on FurryMUCK, and have probably been idle purged from a dozen others. I claim to have invented the phrase "F.A.S.C.I.S.T", along with Rocket_Racoon back in 1995, but its usage is so widespread now that it is difficult for anyone to pin it down.
The original meaning was "Furries Against Stupid Clueless Immigrants Seeking Tinysex", as a response to a sudden influx of new users to FurryMUCK at the time.