Washington’s Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour In Company and Conversation (part 1)

Here we are, after a ridiculous result on the election. The times to come will be hard and complicated, and most probably there will be people with a total lack of respect for others since the chosen president shows that about half of the USA supports being disrespectful, racist and intolerant.

But not us. No, sir! We all know that this is the very right time to behave like real ladies and gentlemen, and treat all people as equals in the most civil ways. So here are the 110 rules that the 16 year-old George Washington copied by hand from Francis Hawkins’ “Youths Behavior, or Decency in Conversation Amongst Men” (published in 1640, and taken from the French Jesuits composition from 1595), and they are still as universal now as they were in the 18th century, even if they sound a little outdated. I’ve added some notes taken from the Foundations Magazine” to some key rules for all of us to follow and divided the rules in two parts so we’ll have two long posts and not one super-long post XD.

Originally posted by swisskriss355

1. Every Action done in Company, ought to be with Some Sign of Respect, to those that are Present. (Treat everyone with respect.)

2. When in Company, put not your Hands to any Part of the Body, not usually Discovered.

3. Shew Nothing to your Friend that may affright him. (Be considerate of others. Do not embarrass others.)

4. In the Presence of Others Sing not to yourself with a humming Noise, nor Drum with your Fingers or Feet.

5. If You Cough, Sneeze, Sigh, or Yawn, do it not Loud but Privately; and Speak not in your Yawning, but put Your handkerchief or Hand before your face and turn aside.

6. Sleep not when others Speak, Sit not when others stand, Speak not when you Should hold your Peace, walk not on when others Stop.

7. Put not off your Cloths in the presence of Others, nor go out your Chamber half Drest.

8. At Play and at Fire its Good manners to Give Place to the last Comer, and affect not to Speak Louder than Ordinary.

9. Spit not in the Fire, nor Stoop low before it neither Put your Hands into the Flames to warm them, nor Set your Feet upon the Fire especially if there be meat before it.

10. When you Sit down, Keep your Feet firm and Even, without putting one on the other or Crossing them.

11. Shift not yourself in the Sight of others nor Gnaw your nails.

Originally posted by thatwetshirt

12. Shake not the head, Feet, or Legs roll not the Eyes lift not one eyebrow higher than the other wry not the mouth, and bedew no mans face with your Spittle, by approaching too near him when you Speak.

13. Kill no Vermin as Fleas, lice ticks &c in the Sight of Others, if you See any filth or thick Spittle put your foot Dexterously upon it if it be upon the Cloths of your Companions, Put it off privately, and if it be upon your own Cloths return Thanks to him who puts it off.

14. Turn not your Back to others especially in Speaking, Jog not the Table or Desk on which Another reads or writes, lean not upon any one.

15. Keep your Nails clean and Short, also your Hands and Teeth Clean yet without Shewing any great Concern for them.

16. Do not Puff up the Cheeks, Loll not out the tongue rub the Hands, or beard, thrust out the lips, or bite them or keep the Lips too open or too Close.

17. Be no Flatterer, neither Play with any that delights not to be Play’d Withal.

18. Read no Letters, Books, or Papers in Company but when there is a Necessity for the doing of it you must ask leave: come not near the Books or Writings of Another so as to read them unless desired or give your opinion of them unask’d also look not nigh when another is writing a Letter.

19. Let your Countenance be pleasant but in Serious Matters Somewhat grave.

20. The Gestures of the Body must be Suited to the discourse you are upon.

21. Reproach none for the Infirmities of Nature, nor Delight to Put them that have in mind thereof.
22. Shew not yourself glad at the Misfortune of another though he were your enemy.
23. When you see a Crime punished, you may be inwardly Pleased; but always shew Pity to the Suffering Offender.

Originally posted by wadeewilson

24. Do not laugh too loud or too much at any Publick Spectacle. (Don’t draw attention to yourself.)

25. Superfluous Complements and all Affectation of Ceremony are to be avoided, yet where due they are not to be Neglected.

26. In Pulling off your Hat to Persons of Distinction, as Noblemen, Justices, Churchmen &c make a Reverence, bowing more or less according to the Custom of the Better Bred, and Quality of the Person. Amongst your equals expect not always that they Should begin with you first, but to Pull off the Hat when there is no need is Affectation, in the Manner of Saluting and resaluting in words keep to the most usual Custom.

27. ‘Tis ill manners to bid one more eminent than yourself be covered as well as not to do it to whom it’s due Likewise he that makes too much haste to Put on his hat does not well, yet he ought to Put it on at the first, or at most the Second time of being ask’d; now what is herein Spoken, of Qualification in behaviour in Saluting, ought also to be observed in taking of Place, and Sitting down for ceremonies without Bounds is troublesome.

28. If any one come to Speak to you while you are are Sitting Stand up though he be your Inferior, and when you Present Seats let it be to every one according to his Degree.

29. When you meet with one of Greater Quality than yourself, Stop, and retire especially if it be at a Door or any Straight place to give way for him to Pass.

Originally posted by anorangedeathandblackstrawberry

30. In walking the highest Place in most Countries Seems to be on the right hand therefore Place yourself on the left of him whom you desire to Honour: but if three walk together the middest Place is the most Honourable the wall is usually given to the most worthy if two walk together.

31. If any one far Surpasses others, either in age, Estate, or Merit yet would give Place to a meaner than himself in his own lodging or elsewhere the one ought not to except it, So he on the other part should not use much earnestness nor offer it above once or twice.

32. To one that is your equal, or not much inferior you are to give the chief Place in your Lodging and he to who 'tis offered ought at the first to refuse it but at the Second to accept though not without acknowledging his own unworthiness.

33. They that are in Dignity or in office have in all places Precedence but whilst they are Young they ought to respect those that are their equals in Birth or other Qualities, though they have no Publick charge.

34. It is good Manners to prefer them to whom we Speak before ourselves especially if they be above us with whom in no Sort we ought to begin.

35. Let your Discourse with Men of Business be Short and Comprehensive. (When you speak, be concise.)

36. Artificers & Persons of low Degree ought not to use many ceremonies to Lords, or Others of high Degree but Respect and highly Honour them, and those of high Degree ought to treat them with affability & Courtesy, without Arrogance.

37. In Speaking to men of Quality do not lean nor Look them full in the Face, nor approach too near them at lest Keep a full Pace from them.

38. In visiting the Sick, do not Presently play the Physician if you be not Knowing therein.

39. In writing or Speaking, give to every Person his due Title According to his Degree & the Custom of the Place.

Originally posted by massiveobserver-blog-blog

40. Strive not with your Superiors in argument, but always Submit your Judgment to others with Modesty. (Do not argue with your superior. Submit your ideas with humility.)

41. Undertake not to Teach your equal in the art himself Professes; it Savours of arrogance.

42. Let thy ceremonies in Courtesy be proper to the Dignity of his place with whom thou conversest for it is absurd to act the same with a Clown and a Prince.

43. Do not express Joy before one sick or in pain for that contrary Passion will aggravate his Misery.

44. When a man does all he can though it Succeeds not well blame not him that did it. (When a person does their best and fails, do not criticize him.)

45. Being to advise or reprehend any one, consider whether it ought to be in public or in Private; presently, or at Some other time in what terms to do it & in reproving Show no Sign of Cholar but do it with all Sweetness and Mildness. (When you must give advice or criticism, consider the timing, whether it should be given in public or private, the manner and above all be gentle.)

46. Take all Admonitions thankfully in what Time or Place Soever given but afterwards not being culpable take a Time & Place convenient to let him him know it that gave them. (If you are corrected, take it without argument. If you were wrongly judged, correct it later.)

47. Mock not nor Jest at any thing of Importance break no Jest that are Sharp Biting and if you Deliver any thing witty and Pleasant obtain from Laughing
thereat yourself. (Do not make fun of anything important to others)
48. Wherein wherein you reprove Another be unblameable yourself; for example is more prevalent than Precepts. (If you criticize someone else of something, make sure you are not guilty of it yourself. Actions speak louder than words.)

49. Use no Reproachful Language against any one neither Curse nor Revile.

50. Be not hasty to believe flying Reports to the Disparagement of any. (Do not be quick to believe bad reports about others)

New blog for new muse (?)

Please read this, I’m just a little curious–and if you want to skip most of the misc. details just go to the very end of the post.

Reason I’m not putting this under read more is so people will actually check the post out, since I know most people are too lazy to click on a link and check it out :V (Sorry guys) so long post, will put in tags.



WHEN HE WAS FIRST MENTIONED I WAS LIKE “Oh no, Mori please come back soon and be able to prevent him from ruining the world ;;;” THEN WHEN I ACTUALLY SAW HIM I JUST SAID, “S o n material RIGHT THERE–”

Only thing that kept me from doing so is that this little shit is OP as hell, only Mori Jin can defeat him as of so far, and the fact that I doubt anyone is in the fandom to roleplay it and being independent sucks when you have no one to interact with?? And plus it makes it hard to cross-over etc. because of how ungodly he is with his OP prowess–like whatever might as well call it god-modding even though his abilities are canon?

An example would be the fact that he’s already incredibly powerful AS HELL, he can also summon clones of himself, and he has the ability to summon/create, I shit you not, 200 QUADRILLION 9,600 TRILLION 7,450 BILLION of himself–and that’s just estimated

You think I’m lying but–


Only person more insane than this is Mori Jin who was able to defeat all of them in one blow :VVVVV It just goes on and on and ON ug h gh g u hg g h

But I really want to give his muse a try, and hey who knows for the sake of it I’ll tone him down–BY A LOT–so that it’s easier to interact with him i dunno man LOL but it’s been on my mind for months to make a blog for him and I DON’T WANT TO WAIT ANYMORE–

So depending if there are people here willing to interact with him, I’ll make him indie so it’ll be more fun and free–but if there’s no one who’s really up for it I’ll have to join a group for the first time ever to interact with him, because I really can’t just stand not roleplaying him at least once.

Not gonna lie, I really just want to put him into the OnS fandom to mess around with people but no that’s not going to be fun, bc he has absolutely nothing to do with the series besides being, well, Satan himself etc. and OnS having to deal with Seraphs and fallen angels etc. related to God :VVVV

I hope you guys have read the post, or at least this bottom portion ;;; I’m sorry about the long post but really want people’s opinion on this since I’ve been iffy and hesitant about it ;;;;; Thank you!

meongs  asked:

Tips for the show don't tell rule?

  • Use all of the sense. Not just sight and sound. 
  • Try to give the reader the information to make the conclusion of what you’re trying to show rather than just outright telling them what it is. 
    • Eg: “She looked upset.” vs “Her make-up had gone thin around the eyes where she had wiped away tears.”
  • Make the reader feel what your character feels so that they understand it rather than simply knowing how they feel. 
    • Eg: “He was devastated when he didn’t get on them team.” vs “His eyes scanned all the way from the top of the team list all the way down to the very last name. Then he went up again. He read every word on that sheet of paper to make sure he hadn’t missed some detail to indicate a mistake or that would give him hope of a second chance. But the feeling of acid pouring down his throat had started after the first read through. His new soccer cleats would stay nice and clean this season.”
  • Use details, don’t be vague.
    • Eg: “By the way she acted I could tell she was a snob.” vs “The woman held her head up high above the rest, equal parts confidence and an apparent wish to keep her expensive hairstyle away from anyone else’s peasant-do’s. I also couldn’t decide if she was holding on to her purse with such desperation because she feared it would be snatched at any moment, or because it gave her a clean place to keep her hands.”
  • Make words work for their spot on the page. If you mean “massive” don’t say “really big”. Sometimes one specific, powerful word is better than many.
  • Use unique dialogue. You can tell a lot about a character by the way they speak and everyone has different patterns, tones, phrases and such when they speak. So by having the characters have their own unique way of speaking that fits with who they are you can show readers their characterization.
  • Be wary (but not too wary) of adverbs and adjectives. They great parts of speech that help us out in our everyday lives to get to the point but in descriptive writing they can make us lazy. But don’t go irradiating every last -ly word you can find. They still serve a purpose in your manuscript, just make sure that they actually belong.
  • Which leads to my last tip. DON’T OVER DO IT. Showing is great, really, but we don’t need to know every last detail about every last detail in the story. Sometimes you do need to just tell the reader something. Sometimes it’s perfectly fitting to be blunt. When all you do it tell it ends up sounding like a kid’s picture book that teaches them about animals (The pig is pink. The duck is yellow…) But when you over show it sounds like a bigot trying to out do their art snob friend at a gallery opening. It’s a balance that requires you to think hard about what it is that you’re trying to say and to decide what is the best way to get it across to the reader. Basically, writing good prose is akin to balancing skyscrapers of plates so thin they border on translucent in each hand while wading through a stream of torrential water, pushing on each leg as if it were…you know what? Writing is hard.

Tonight’s Moon Phase for Nov 13 2016

Full Moon (a perigee full moon or Supermoon)

Tomorrow is the largest, brightest Super Moon of the year. However when it is at it’s closest for the Americas that is tonight. When it reaches it’s closest point it will be only 356,509 kilometers from the Earth.

This Super Moon is also the closest to Earth since Jan 26,1948 and won’t come this close again until Nov 25 2034.

Get out tonight and tomorrow to enjoy the view of the one that rules us all, introduce yourself to the Moon my Friends.

Photos By Bear (canadiandruid)


super cool ideas for the ace community!!!

• stop excluding hypersexual aces
• stop erasing hypersexual aces
• stop making hypersexual aces feel like they are in any way less ace
• hypersexual aces

  • <p> <b>me before Pokémon Go:</b> eh I like tall boys with dark hair and similar interests as me i dont care about much else<p/><b>me now:</b> we have to be on the same team. Any other team and my competitive ass will straight up murder him<p/></p>