Lara Jacobs
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Member Since: 16th Nov 2009
Total posts: 5
Posted:m]
EDITED_BY: Lara Jacobs (1287539522)


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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck! shocked

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Lye
Lye

Fate Keeps Telling Me To Stop

Member Since: 24th Sep 2009
Total posts: 270
Posted:uh

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T-S-A
T-S-A

Magic Monkey Juice
Location: Saaf Ingerland Innet
Member Since: 21st May 2009
Total posts: 252
Posted:Nice, would look awesome with fire hoop too me thinks.

"We were making castles in the sand: Now we swim in the seas that swept them away"

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Felex
Felex

Destroyer of worlds and ooo shiny.
Location: In my own head
Member Since: 1st Jun 2009
Total posts: 268
Posted:Eeep!

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qwertycoder
newbie

Member Since: 30th May 2008
Total posts: 43
Posted:um.. excuse me miss but i think your dress is on fire. i really want to see a vid of this, if you stop spinning does the dress just fall and burn you or are their supports underneath to prevent that.

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Derek_Faughn
DerekJF85
Location: Garland, TX
Member Since: 27th May 2008
Total posts: 101
Posted:That is freggin COOL! Love it!

"Dream as you will live forever, and live as you will die today"
James Dean

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Flint_413
Flint_413

Fire Artist and Hooper
Location: U.S.A
Member Since: 8th Jul 2009
Total posts: 181
Posted:Originally Posted By: UnscrupulousChavOffersFootFuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck! shocked

Werd shocked


If you can't stand the heat, get out of my way.

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FireTom
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Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:Originally Posted By: qwertycoderum.. excuse me miss but i think your dress is on fire. i really want to see a vid of this, if you stop spinning does the dress just fall and burn you or are their supports underneath to prevent that.

quite amazing smile must be awesome to watch, thanks for sharing...
I side these questions - would hope that the skirt is from fire retardant fabric...


the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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MiKe7
MiKe7

Gravity's Favourite
Location: Cardiff
Member Since: 24th Oct 2005
Total posts: 124
Posted:That's most likely the best thing ever created.

Really nice shot too, whoever took it.


Juggle 'til I drop!

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Ande
Ande

The Enthusiastic!
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Member Since: 29th Dec 2009
Total posts: 13
Posted:Wow, You should put up a video of this in action, I am curious as to how you utilize such an amazing and powerful costume!

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This Jaded Flesh
This Jaded Flesh

One soul is as good as another...
Location: England, Durham
Member Since: 30th Oct 2009
Total posts: 323
Posted:She did put a video up. It was in another forum... I think she posted this in three to four sections actually. Hasn't been back since posting wise.

"I may lack virtue, but I'm penitent"

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SpinnerofDetroit
SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA
Member Since: 25th Oct 2009
Total posts: 2280
Posted:I've seen the video, she has a Youtube you know. I think it was on her HoP profile.

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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This Jaded Flesh
This Jaded Flesh

One soul is as good as another...
Location: England, Durham
Member Since: 30th Oct 2009
Total posts: 323
Posted:http://www.youtube.com/user/LaraJacobs
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Love in her videos at the end how she collects it around her feet. When she steps out it looks... Inviting to say the least.


"I may lack virtue, but I'm penitent"

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FireTom
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Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:Well on view of the video:

Lara... welcome to HoP...

fantastic idea... hug

I'd have hoped you were aware of the sacredness that whirling has to a lot of people (that I know)... the ambiance of the video doesn't quite reflect that...

Originally Posted By: TJFWhen she steps out it looks... Inviting to say the least.

wink

Don't get me wrong please, I like naked skin... no... I worship every inch of naked female skin... I'm not a traditionalist... and women DO perform whirling even in Islam... and whirling itself is not necessarily a strong tradition within their faith... yet...

When people from the East - or from a traditional background - look at the West, quite often they take offense by the way that Westerners use sacred rituals and turn them into something... profane.





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This Jaded Flesh
This Jaded Flesh

One soul is as good as another...
Location: England, Durham
Member Since: 30th Oct 2009
Total posts: 323
Posted:Tsk Tsk! I wasn't talking about flesh. The skirt all wrapped up in a strange circle flower thing. Looks comfy to crawl into for the Big Zs. You are terrible at times FT tongue2

"I may lack virtue, but I'm penitent"

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FireTom
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Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:laugh3 still I worship peace

the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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brenonfire413
brenonfire413

Fire Spinner Exarch
Location: New Orleans, LA United States
Member Since: 22nd Dec 2009
Total posts: 514
Posted:That is the most amazing article of clothing in the history of human existence, EVER!

"Are you sure it's safe to drink bleach?"
"Yes, bleach is 90% water, we are 90% water, therefore: we are bleach."
-Nathan Explosion, Metalocalypse

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brenonfire413
brenonfire413

Fire Spinner Exarch
Location: New Orleans, LA United States
Member Since: 22nd Dec 2009
Total posts: 514
Posted:Originally Posted By: FireTom

When people from the East - or from a traditional background - look at the West, quite often they take offense by the way that Westerners use sacred rituals and turn them into something... profane.






Mmmm yes, it's an American tradition to screw up other cultures. We call it "fun".


"Are you sure it's safe to drink bleach?"
"Yes, bleach is 90% water, we are 90% water, therefore: we are bleach."
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Paxie
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Member Since: 11th Dec 2009
Total posts: 2
Posted:Well, to add onto the fire of the discussion, isn't it a little of the same that happened to poi? Somebody to an old tradition out of it original context - and sat fire to it - and made it into something new!

I think it's very beautiful and especially creatively made!
Respect to Lara!


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Sister Eleven
Sister Eleven

owner of the group property
Location: Seattle, WA
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2009
Total posts: 1277
Posted:Originally Posted By: brenonfire413Mmmm yes, it's an American tradition to screw up other cultures. We call it "fun".

Hey, the British and the Spanish have much more practice at this than we do. tongue2

Though I think it's silly to say that creating a performance based on aspects of another culture's practice (whatever its ethical standing) screws up that culture/practice. The existence of a Dervish-like fire skirt in no way alters anything about existing Dervish practices. Colonization of the Americas, or European colonialism in Asia and Africa, and the manner in which these screwed up cultures, should be remembered to keep the creation of a fiery whirling skirt in perspective.


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letitburn
letitburn

slacker of biblical proportions
Location: hongcouver
Member Since: 15th Apr 2010
Total posts: 44
Posted:fuckin mind boggeling

float like a butterfly and sting like when i pee

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poifull_spirit
journeyman

Member Since: 3rd Mar 2009
Total posts: 64
Posted:that is truly an awesome piece of clothing!! I wanna learn how to whirl like the dervishes and then get one.

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FireTom
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Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:Sis - I side you, I never said that this performance "screws up" that culture/practice and I agree that the fire derwish skirt itself is not pulling down the Sufi tradition.

But what I wuold emphasize is to carefully choose the context in which this performance takes place.

Further I'd like to raise awareness. Be prepared for the case in which you have to face criticism from someone who is emotionally attached to such culture/ practice. Have some answers ready.

smile


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Gullik
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Member Since: 27th May 2010
Total posts: 6
Posted:shocked

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Lukas_Bliss
Lukas_Bliss

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Location: Prague, Czech Republick
Member Since: 15th Jun 2010
Total posts: 11
Posted:Same Here!!!! This fire skirt looks amazing, it's a shame that all yo can do with it is spin, could look real cool doing high kicks or anything like that.

Be the silence, surrounded by magic, and you will know what it is to be free.

"Because the people crazy enough to believe they can really change the world are the ones who actually do."

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