Bwahahah. Sorry about the lack of response, diplomas make for busy.
As to Fauvem, forgive the lack of eloquent response, but I think I shall have to say that I misspoke, and that I do have a fairly eclectic sense of humour as well, but repetition makes jack a dull boy- and very many jokes fade under constant usage, for example, the common meme is not longer funny, though they do serve their purpose. As such, the more complicated the joke, the more amusing I find it, as it does not base itself on an overused gag.
On formality, I speak with a more formal english than most people, but do not subscribe to formalities of manners as much. I enjoy the individuality it gives on the internet when most english is, in truth, engrish. Besides, I have used it for so long that it has become a habit.
Diplomacy comes in many forms- and while yes, in general if you make reference to diplomatic way of holding oneself, it will imply much formality, it is also possible to do without that formality. For example, avoiding conflict with the usage of non-required apologies works quite well in many instances, for whatever reason and regardless of style of language. Even if it does seem a little silly at times.
Oh, and poetic license allows for many good times, feel free to quote it as your reason for almost anything!
@Fish Hurrah another theatre person! As of yet, I haven't ventured into "professional" theatre either, I am at the end of my high school career, and am going to be attending a college for it in the coming two years. I feel so very lucky~
Hopefully you'll find a chance to get back into it, because it seems you enjoyed it, yes? It would be a shame for the community to lose someone who actually wants to be there!
As I am only just graduating, I have similar experience as you- I've been part of my school "Tech club" for the past three years, and had the honour of being the Head SM for a production of Jane Eyre. Which, I must say, took the biscuit. So much fun~ Beyond that, I've worked on several MacIvor plays, and have adored each and every one. I stage managed In On It, which was a blast, and helped make sure that Never Swim Alone actually made it up(I've a good story with that one.) Both are fabulous plays, and warrant checking out if there's a production of them in town somewhere!
And as to my age- I'm also far younger than I sound, as you might have picked up from the above.