My name is Jen, I'm a redhead - and I live in a beautiful part of Australia. I love to laugh - and I believe that a quick wit and a sense of humour are very appealing attributes. Wordplay is foreplay! I often prefer to post personally sourced material, as opposed to reblogging. ~ ✰ Read my most passionate post ✰ ~
I realize the term “old school” can refer to pretty much anything that pertains to that which is old-fashioned or traditional (and dare I use “the” word which I so disdain around here for its overuse and over abundance of blogs of that genre - okay, I won’t because it might make me throw up in my mouth just a little). Usually, around these parts, one sees the term “old school” appearing as a tag accompanying a Tumblr post with music or attire from an earlier era. While it can sometimes be used in a derogatory manner, more often than not, it is used to convey a sense of absolute respect or high esteem for something considered to have continued significance present day. Every once in a while though, you come across something that makes you go hmmmmm as happened with me the other day when something popped up on my dashboard - and this from the blog of one of the more popular Tumblr-ivas around here - an old black and white photograph of a young woman sitting atop a bed in an institution with a severely anguished expression on her face. Under the photograph the words “old school mental patient”. Uhmmmm, yeah? You think you might want to back up a bit and take a look at what you wrote there?? No? You think it’s okay - you don’t want to consider maybe changing the wording a bit to make it a tad less disrespectful and make you look like less of an imbecile? No? Okay, well, you bet, I know you are just way too busy there churning out quantity rather than quantity and trying to meet your 30 or 40 page quota for the day so carry on, by all means and no disrespect say, if someone like me, considers you an old school moron and needs to, oh, I dunno, unfollow you just a wee bit.
~ How I love relevant rants, and Sharon’s eloquence serves to highlight the pervasive *tumblrdumblrness. Not to mention the tactics used by some archive miners and dashboard bombers to gain ‘popularity’ at all costs.