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April 28th, 2004


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08:34 am - Fruity, crazy, and downright loopy!
Excuse me, but who looks *more* fruity:

1) a bunch of Pagans in tee-shirts and torn jeans in a ritual,

or

2) a bunch of Pagans in elaborate robes and religious symbols?
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From:tlachtga
Date:April 28th, 2004 06:21 am (UTC)
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I've always found that the only thing that looks fruity is Pagans dressed up in Gothwear for a ritual. That's just too incongruous for me. Personally, I'd rather be wearing a robe (I forgot mine for Trillium--as with everything else) than my regular, everyday clothes.
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From:chronarchy
Date:April 28th, 2004 06:22 am (UTC)
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Yeah. The Catholic Shoolgirl outfit would have been great for ritual *winks*

Gothwear can be okay, for certain rituals, if everyone's wearing it, and if you're about 18. . . *grins* But really, it would depend on the gothwear, I think.
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From:tlachtga
Date:April 28th, 2004 06:49 am (UTC)
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Well, yeah, it depends on the clothes themselves. I mean, I wouldn't be offended if someone wore gothwear, I would just find it a little incongruous, depending on the ritual. Samhain, it would feel OK, I guess. Beltaine, not so much. Meh. Not really my style. I save those clothes for the clubs. I don't feel particularly religious in goth clothes. In robes, I do. To me that's the most important thing--if it puts you out of your normal mindset. That's why I don't particularly like wearing my street clothes in ritual, though sometimes I have no choice.
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From:chronarchy
Date:April 28th, 2004 06:55 am (UTC)
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Yeah. I've forgotten stuff before. I feel really weird in ritual with my hiking boots and jeans on, but when you gotta, ya gotta, right?

And it definitely changes the feel of the rite.
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From:tlachtga
Date:April 28th, 2004 06:22 am (UTC)
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But then, I grew up Catholic, and the idea of elaborate religious robes and symboles seems perfectly natural to me.
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From:chronarchy
Date:April 28th, 2004 06:37 am (UTC)
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I grew up in a pretty liberal church, and robes weren't used that much, actually. I mean, yeah, the pastor had vestments, but they were nothing special. I mean, they had velcro closures!

But I love robes in ritual. I'm very biased toward that.

It's this idea that people will look fruity if they dress up in ritual clothing that bugs me.
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From:fionnghal
Date:April 28th, 2004 06:30 am (UTC)
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Hmm.. everyone dressed up as Star Trek Characters would definitely look fruity, but I guess it depends on the deities involved. :-P
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From:chronarchy
Date:April 28th, 2004 06:35 am (UTC)
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A Star Trek rite would be too easy to put together. There's no challenge there :)

But, yes. That would be fruity :)
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From:fionnghal
Date:April 28th, 2004 06:40 am (UTC)
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I could think of at least 4 differnet styles of Star Trek Rites. No make that 5 different rites. Vulcan, Klingon, Federation, B'Jorin, and Betazoid. Now a Betazoid wedding rite may just be mistaken for a Garderian, what do you think?
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From:chronarchy
Date:April 28th, 2004 06:47 am (UTC)
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*laughs* You've already mentioned two groups I've never heard of: B'Jorin and Betazoid. I never watched anything outside of the original movies, a few of the original series, one episode of Deep Space Nine, and some very fragmented episodes of Next Gen.

Yeah, I suck :)
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From:fionnghal
Date:April 28th, 2004 06:53 am (UTC)
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Yes you do indeed suck! For shame! Not being up on your Star Trek mythos, what kind of geek are you! :-P
From:ravenlaughing
Date:April 28th, 2004 08:23 am (UTC)
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blasphemer.
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From:satikat
Date:April 28th, 2004 08:18 am (UTC)
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i don't think either look particularly fluffy.

forme, fluffy is judged more by actions than looks.
From:ravenlaughing
Date:April 28th, 2004 08:20 am (UTC)
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depends on wich is the majority, so which one looks out of place.
From:ceolnamara
Date:April 28th, 2004 08:46 am (UTC)
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Well, it depends on the situation, because each can look equally fruity. However, I have to say the latter if we're not talking about during ritual time.
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From:hearthstone
Date:April 28th, 2004 08:53 am (UTC)
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I do make an effort to wear nice street clothes, but I would be more comfortable in the first group you mention. I'm not a big fan of robes; the exception would be if there's a specific person running a rite, and they are wearing something denoting their function as priest (and that's optional, not expected). For me personally, I don't see the point. Don't care what anyone else does, of course :).
From:moonversion
Date:April 28th, 2004 10:15 pm (UTC)
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I think both are fruity. But then, I'm a bald white girl and I wear saris 24/7 (black, red or white for rituals). You wouldn't believe the looks I get from those tie-dyed Celtic knot-work sarong wearing "pagans". ;D
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From:bean_drui
Date:April 29th, 2004 04:45 am (UTC)
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i like personally to wear a nice dress and a little makeup. dressing down looks out of place but so is wearing every little paganish thing you own.
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From:rhiannon76
Date:April 29th, 2004 11:00 am (UTC)
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my money's on the robes and religious symbols. on the one hand, i have seen some really beautiful ones (i was greatly admiring caryn's get-up at the trillium ritual), but on the other hand, white robes and such just make me think of church choirs, or pentacostals going to the river for baptism. i'm not a believer in having special ritual-only garb; i prefer to choose what to wear according to the season, function, and place of the ritual, and choose from my street clothes and dance wear appropriately.

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