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marie_onette ([personal profile] marie_onette) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2016-01-18 11:15 am

The Etiquette Meme




No schlumping, slouching, slurping, or sassing--manners matter! Now, of course, not everyone was brought up with all the same expectations or types of social engagements, so whether invited to a ball, a fancy dinner party, or a formal duel, it’s best to know the rules of the game so as not to lose before you start. And yes, all of those forks have a specific function.

Are your manners impeccable and you are choosing to pass down to knowledge to someone in need whether it kills them or not, or do you prefer to observe the untrained creatures in their natural state? Are you grateful for some guidance in this crazy world of fifteen forks, ten unintentional left-handed insults, eight handshakes, and five ways to say you need to use the restroom, or are you fighting this nonsense every step of the way? Or are you both well-mannered, sophisticated bastions of gentility and there can only be one?

Whether you’re teaching beforehand, or it’s sink-or-swim within the situation itself, all eyes will be on you. Hang on to those handkerchiefs and ready the boutineers--we’re going formal.

HOW TO PLAY
- Post with your character and their canon, as well as what role you’d prefer [Teacher/Student].
- Specify preferences, if any. (ex. cast only, shipping/not, etc.)
- Tag others damnit.



SITUATIONS & AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT

Balls / Dancing: There is a dance party coming up, and it would be unacceptable to be a wallflower. Court dance? Classic cotillion? Debutante ball? Better be sure you know all the latest moves and don’t have two left feet.

Dinner / Eating: Eating seems like such a simple thing, and then you realize there are so many ways you can do this wrong. Not sure where to even start on a 22-course molecular gastronomy meal? Pretty sure all those spoons will do the same thing? Are people messing with you when they say to eat that will your hands? Better learn, or you’re going to be hungry and embarrassed.

Duels / Rules of Engagement: A fight has been arranged, and of course there are rules to these things. How many paces must you walk? What spells are not acceptable? Do you even know how to hold a sword? Let’s hope you can learn before you might die.

Outings / Courtship: If someone is going to be taken to a fine establishment they had better know how they are expected to behave. Is it okay to yell during a horse race? When is it appropriate to clap during the ballet or an opera? How much are you expected to bring in tip money? And if you have to ask how much it is, you probably can’t afford it.

Politics / Cultural Differences: You’re going international, and it just quite possible everything you know about not offending someone is wrong. What is the correct angle for a bow? Are there any gifts that could come off as insulting to the recipient’s mother? Can you even speak first in this situation? Avoid international incident at all cost or don’t.

Attire / Getting Dressed: Depending on where you’re going, they might not even let you through the door if you’re not dressed for the occasion. Can you get away with “dressing up” a pair of jeans? Can you walk or breathe adequately in that gown? Are you so blindly aware of what a mistake it is that you’ve picked something out in last season’s colors? First impressions are important, darling, so dress for it.

Parties / NIGHTMARE MODE: Parties are a culmination of all the possible ways in which you can either charm the masses or mess things up so horribly that you might actually have to change your name. Possibly your country of residence, depending. Good luck and godspeed.

Twilight Zone / Manners Reversal: Bringing someone with excellent manners and formal modes of behavior into a more casual or blue-collar situation can yield hilarious results. They will probably not thank you for it, though.

Wildcard: Literally any other fancy situation, these suggestions were just if you had no clue where to start~!
beltaned: (Default)

Mordred | Arthurian Legend | Student || OTA

[personal profile] beltaned 2016-01-18 05:22 pm (UTC)(link)
[medieval version also available; please make him good at people things]
wealldosillythings: (Default)

[personal profile] wealldosillythings 2016-01-20 06:51 am (UTC)(link)
[How about Molly things?]

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smoothlydone: (1)

Napoleon Solo | Man from UNCLE | Teacher (or student?)

[personal profile] smoothlydone 2016-01-18 05:28 pm (UTC)(link)
[60s-era or modern-era available. Teacher for most things, unless you feel he has something to learn]
cutsthestrings: (hmph)

[personal profile] cutsthestrings 2016-01-18 06:18 pm (UTC)(link)
This one was definitely a student in need of a teacher.

Her brother had been handed off to another friend of their Uncle Henry's but, with a very uncle-like smile, he'd insisted to her mother and her Aunt Dallas that she would do best with this particular teacher.

...neither of them had been pleased that he was a former thief (though at the same time, neither of them had been SURPRISED, given Henry) but his current employment as a secret agent actually settled most of their fears. Even her mother's.

That was why Fiona Post was being presented to Napoleon Solo, an awkward looking girl in terrible clothes that clearly had been designed by the blind and the cruel. Her hair was dark and curly, or rather something of a rat's nest. There was nothing even remotely decorative on her except for a single rubber band on one wrist. All in all, she looked very much like an exceptionally odd gutter-rat that Henry was presenting him with (and Henry usually didn't have time or inclination for anything but the very best) except there was just something... about her. Some force, a magnetism. Something that made one sit up and notice, regardless of what she looked like.

The same sort of strange sensation that Henry had to him at times, but wild. Unchecked. Almost feral.

...for her part, the girl didn't look particularly pleased with him either though Napoleon would be able to tell that at least part of that was a desperate attempt not to keep looking at him.

She was a teenage girl who CLEARLY didn't get out much. The math was pretty easy to do there.

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thequitecontrary: (tea 2)

Mary Crawley | Downton Abbey

[personal profile] thequitecontrary 2016-01-18 05:29 pm (UTC)(link)
[She would probably be the teacher.]
healthcaring: (holy mary)

Michelle Benjamin | NBC Kings

[personal profile] healthcaring 2016-01-18 05:31 pm (UTC)(link)
[more likely teacher than not (if an imperfect one)]
50calwhisper: (salute)

[personal profile] 50calwhisper 2016-01-19 12:03 am (UTC)(link)
[ooc: these two again?]

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Who does?

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repealing: (and i ran)

oswald allium | oc { either/or }

[personal profile] repealing 2016-01-18 05:38 pm (UTC)(link)
[he used to be a butler, but someone should probably teach him about cultural differences. also about texting etiquette.]

Princess Leia | Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back | OTA

[personal profile] ouronlyhope 2016-01-18 05:43 pm (UTC)(link)
[Teacher. Here for all your princess questions]
areaderprincess: (Default)

Agatha | The School for Good and Evil

[personal profile] areaderprincess 2016-01-18 06:00 pm (UTC)(link)
[Student. Oh god, so much a student. Soon-to-be Queen of Camelot here, people! She needs all the help she can get!]
mirana_marmoreal: (Default)

Mirana, The White Queen | Alice in Wonderland

[personal profile] mirana_marmoreal 2016-01-19 02:22 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Nightmare Mode, then? :) ]

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fireinmyblood: (To the end of days.)

Archer | Fate/Stay Night: UBW | OTA

[personal profile] fireinmyblood 2016-01-18 06:13 pm (UTC)(link)
{{ooc: Teacher most likely, but he could work into some student roles.}}
radical_hacker: (Default)

Radical Edward | Cowboy Bebop (post anime)

[personal profile] radical_hacker 2016-01-18 06:45 pm (UTC)(link)
(Modern AU also up for grabs and would more than likely be the student)
higheverheir: ([i am] explaining)

Aedan Cousland | The Warden | OTA

[personal profile] higheverheir 2016-01-18 06:50 pm (UTC)(link)
[Can give lessons but you probably want a better teacher.]
vehementi: (» Solitude «)

sephiroth » (final fantasy vii)

[personal profile] vehementi 2016-01-18 07:09 pm (UTC)(link)
( Probably the teacher, but ngl, being the student for things that revolve around actually being sociable - or things that do not revolve around being a warrior in general - would be amusing. )
eighthlibrarian: (Default)

Re: sephiroth » (final fantasy vii)

[personal profile] eighthlibrarian 2016-01-19 01:30 am (UTC)(link)
[Might he be unwillingly attending a course on office procedures and policies?]
actsmagnificent: (shoujo)

Haruka Tenoh | Sailor Moon | Teacher

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hornrimming: I'm really proud of my heritage okay (my coat is tartan)

merlin | kingsman

[personal profile] hornrimming 2016-01-18 07:45 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Teacher. Definitely teacher. Though Harry Hart is welcome to nit-pick his posture. ]
Edited 2016-01-18 19:45 (UTC)
aristocritical: (pic#7406352)

Maribelle ✾ Fire Emblem: Awakening ✾ Teacher

[personal profile] aristocritical 2016-01-18 08:20 pm (UTC)(link)
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redsonrising: (were made for other chaps)

Saber of Red (Mordred) ♟ Fate/Apocrypha ♟ Student

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seeksherownsalvation: (pic#7160829)

Kyouko Sakura ♰ Madoka Magica ♰ Student

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heartrending: (By pure force of will)

Fenris ☠ Dragon Age II ☠ student or teacher

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convincingly: (Default)

Lyra 'Silvertongue' Belacqua } HDM { student

[personal profile] convincingly 2016-01-18 08:45 pm (UTC)(link)
[before or after her adventure, depending on how still you want her to sit.]
vanesco: (pic#9890266)

kuroko tetsuya . knb

[personal profile] vanesco 2016-01-18 09:38 pm (UTC)(link)
[Teacher, definitely.]
Edited 2016-01-18 21:51 (UTC)
fieryspiker: (hey what's up)

[personal profile] fieryspiker 2016-01-19 02:26 am (UTC)(link)
[Tanaka walked to the room where the etiquette class was going to be held. Saeko wanted to go to this fancy place as a way to formally introduce her boyfriend. When she told him what kind of place it was going to be Tanaka immediately knew that he would need some help in the polite department. While Noya was a great help in trying to help, he knew that he would need some outside help.

He saw the sign for the class on his way to practice. He took it down and made a note to go after practice. He told Noya where he would be going, since he would make an awesome cover story for him, and made a beeline to the class. He opened the door to see someone familiar sitting there.
]

Hey Kuroko! I didn't know you were teaching this class.
soldier_blade: (30-smirk/relaxed)

Sonya Blade | mortal kombat

[personal profile] soldier_blade 2016-01-18 09:45 pm (UTC)(link)
ooc: Teacher. She's an army general and actually has a very good grasp of etiquette and ballroom dancing-just except military instruction while at it.
glowygreendeath: Cocky, default, confident (Default)

Dinner/eating, as well as basic politics/cultural differences

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Ermac stares at Sonya from across the table, defiant and proud as ever. He looked and felt entirely out of place in the restaurant; everything here was refined and gentle, from the white tablecloth to the silver candlesticks holding a pair of white candles on the table. Even the Classical background music was too soft for his tastes. He could appreciate expensive and well-made things, having lived his life in the Emperor's Palace when he wasn't on the battlefield, but everything here felt weaker. There was no sense of implied power, just wealth.

And yet, here he was, sitting in a restaurant learning to become a more effective ambassador. It almost made him miss the days when he only came to Earthrealm to fight.

*cackles*

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Q | James Bond

[personal profile] cleverlittleq 2016-01-18 10:04 pm (UTC)(link)
[Student. He's more comfortable in ratty jeans and grandpa sweaters. m/m for shipping, ota for gen.]
lordavon: (♛ now i know we'll carry on.)

garnet til alexandros xvii ♕ ffix

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[ yessssssss, please! I'm also down to play her from an earlier canon point and have her be the fish out of water. ]
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lostpoetry: (Default)

sofia sartor ⟡ assassin's creed

[personal profile] lostpoetry 2016-01-18 10:54 pm (UTC)(link)
[15th century, she could be the teacher]
theharbinger: (Default)

Malyck | Guild Wars 2 | OTA

[personal profile] theharbinger 2016-01-18 11:27 pm (UTC)(link)
[Malyck is definitely the student who could do with improvement in literally all of these areas. What are manners.]

lmao outings/courtship

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[As much as she would would like to imagine that the person Malyck wanted to court was herself, Vieliessar tried not to feel somewhat jealous of this person. After all, she was the one asked to help him prepare for this upcoming date. Granted, he had said that he hadn't even asked them out yet and had made no mention of whom they might be.

She bites back a sigh and straightens out his jacket lapel.]
Remember, appearances are important on the first date. You don't want to be slovenly but overdoing it also sets their expectations high as well for further dates.

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bigbrother_babybones: just a little smile (smile)

Sans (baby bones) | Undertale | Student | OTA

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glowygreendeath: (Brood)

Duels/rules of engagement, because this won't fail spectacularly

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Ermac glared at his newest recruit. No prior training, no work ethic, the skeleton hadn't even made an effort to look the part of a soldier. He'd say that he'd made fine warriors out of worse, but that would be a lie. Every prior recruit had either volunteered or had been criminals given the choice of either execution or military service; all of them had at least made some effort.

"Stand up straight, boy. A warrior does not slouch into battle."

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