April 28th, 2004
|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,
2) a bunch of Pagans in elaborate robes and religious symbols?
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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.
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.
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.
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.
But then, I grew up Catholic, and the idea of elaborate religious robes and symboles seems perfectly natural to me.
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.
Hmm.. everyone dressed up as Star Trek Characters would definitely look fruity, but I guess it depends on the deities involved. :-P
A Star Trek rite would be too easy to put together. There's no challenge there :)
But, yes. That would be fruity :)
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?
*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 :)
Yes you do indeed suck! For shame! Not being up on your Star Trek mythos, what kind of geek are you! :-P
|Date:||April 28th, 2004 08:18 am (UTC)|| |
i don't think either look particularly fluffy.
forme, fluffy is judged more by actions than looks.
depends on wich is the majority, so which one looks out of place.
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.
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 :).
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
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.
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.