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Have Funko dolls, Will travel(s).

What does “Do not move round tables” mean? Good question. The linguists that I was with when I saw this sign managed to come up with four options: 

1. Do not move the round tables (you can move the square ones). 

2. Do not move around the tables (play ring-around-the-rosie elsewhere).

3. Do not move the tables around (you can only move the chairs). 

4. Do not move the roundtables (open-forum discussions must remain in this room). 

Any other ideas?

Kit Murray Maloney prefers to eat at restaurants with round tables. If you’re with a group and sitting at a rectangle, she argues, conversation splinters. At a round table, everyone talks together. 

Kit, who’s an entrepreneur working on an online pornography experience that reframes mainstream porn with an emphasis on context and consent, commissioned a round table out of thick reclaimed chestnut. A couple weekends ago, she had a lunch in her South End apartment to celebrate it, to celebrate the table in her home. This was a flattering thing, I have to say, to go to a party for something I’d made. It was mostly people I didn’t know, and we sat around the table and ate slices of cured meats and beautiful salads and many bottles of wine were finished. And all of eight of us, around the table, strangers brought together by Kit and the shape of the table, talked. Many topics, one conversation.

I had never considered the round table vs. rectangle split. But Kit’s right about it. It made me think of the stress of sitting down at a long rectangle, trying to position yourself nearest the people you want to talk to or feel most comfortable with, that sort of middle school anxiety over who’s sitting where. It wasn’t so around this table.

The lunch started at one, and went on until after six. 

Backstage at the historic Regent Street Cinema, dressed in black, with a salt-and-pepper bedhead on him, it’s wondrous to watch Aidan Gillen mentally select his words so carefully, and equally engaging and unnerving when he emphasises a point by locking eye contact for seconds, or what seems like weeks.
—  Irish Independent, 14th May 2015, Aidan Gillen talking small films, big productions and a little Game of Thrones. (x)
Round table: Favorite fashion related quote

I thought I would do a “round table” with our contributors and followers. Below is what our contributors and followers had to say about their favorite fashion quote. Let us know if you have any suggestions for our next round table topic!

From Contributors

styleisvital: “It’s a new era in fashion, there are no rules. It’s all about the individual and personal style” - Alexander McQueen

fashion–victime: “The only real elegance is in the mind; if you’ve got that, the rest really comes from it” - Diana Vreeland

themakeupbrush: “I want to empower women. I want people to be afraid of the women I dress.” - Alexander McQueen

floraspice: “If you can’t be better than your competition, just dress better.” -Anna Wintour

fashion-a-bella: “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak” - Rachel Zoe

christivndior: “Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance” - Coco Chanel

the-fashion-insane: “Don’t let fashion smoke you” - Anonymous

artofashion: “It’s a new era in fashion - there are no rules”. - Alexander McQueen

myrtos: “Fashions fade, style is eternal.” - Yves Saint Laurent

electriccloset: “It’s not about BRAND, it’s about STYLE & Fashion is what you buy, STYLE is what you do with it” - Anonymous

runwayandcouture: “Like poetry, fashion does not state anything. It merely suggests” - Karl Lagerfeld

bllx: “Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you want to live” - Gianni Versace

francislare: “Fashion fades, only style remains the same” - Coco Chanel

From Followers

Anonymous:  “I think perfection is ugly. Somewhere in the things humans make, I want to see scars, failure, disorder, distortion.” - Yohji Yamamoto

everythingsexpensive: “The great thing about fashion is that it always looks forward.” - Oscar de la Renta

Introducing the Heathen Round Table

Welcome to the Heathen Round Table!

Inspired by the Kemetic Round Table, we’re aiming to create a space for heathens of all kinds to discuss and share their thoughts and experiences. 

At the beginning of every month, we’ll post a prompt question about some aspect of heathenry. Anyone who wants to participate has a month to write a post in response to the prompt, tagged with #heathen round table so we can find it. You can also post a link to your post in the comments on our Wordpress blog. At the end of the month we’ll put together a masterpost rounding up everyone’s responses, and post it here and at our Wordpress blog.

The prompts will be split roughly half-and-half between fairly simple, heathenry 101 topics, and more in-depth and advanced areas. This way, we hope to provide space for both experienced heathens to discuss topics that may not get so much attention, and a resource for beginners to share their thoughts and to see how different members of the community approach heathenry.

We’re aiming to start in June, with the following prompt: 

How did you first become involved in heathenry? What started you on this path, and how has it changed you?

If you have any suggestions, questions, or other kinds of feedback, please do get in touch via asks or submissions, or in the comments at Wordpress! We look forward to reading everyone’s contributions!

(Please note that the moderators will not reblog or include in masterposts any material that is racist, or in any other way exclusionary or bigoted. Please be respectful of other members of the community, and those of other faiths and beliefs. Thank you.)