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Old December 26th, 2012, 06:16 PM
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The famous line of the silent protagonist! What would you do if you one day woke up, incapable of speaking like so many of our beloved heroes?? How would you deal with this new difficulty in losing verbal communication? How would you feel?
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Old December 26th, 2012, 06:22 PM
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Oh, the silent protagonist. They're always so cute~

Struggle with it and then eventually come to terms with it, I guess? Learn sign language? I imagine I'd be depressed for some time after my condition arose, but I'd eventually make peace with my fate and do my best to go on.

At least now people won't have to hear me making snappy comments about them, lol.
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Old December 26th, 2012, 06:31 PM
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Jeez, I'm not quite sure, to be honest! Having to restructure my entire way of living would be a huge pain and I'm not sure if I'd be able to cope with the change, at least not right away. That's not to say I would try regardless, and it would just take a long time. Learning sign language is not something I'd be looking forward to, that's for sure. x_x
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Old December 26th, 2012, 07:12 PM
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Either learn Sign Language or bring around my tablet and try communicating with that. Sure I'd be upset about it, but I'd carry on eventually.
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Old December 26th, 2012, 07:19 PM
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I'd just write whatever I wanted to say down a piece of paper. I wouldn't want to deal with the hassle of having to learn another language.

When I was younger, after I was removed from my mother's care I was mute for weeks.
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Old December 26th, 2012, 08:00 PM
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I'd probably carry a notepad around with me and write what I needed to say, in addition to sign language, since not everyone knows sign language. Then I'd be part of the research teams that find ways to turn thought into speech.
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Old December 26th, 2012, 08:24 PM
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Well I would deal with it. I could write things down to talk to people and/or learn sign language. I think being deaf would be harder.
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Old December 26th, 2012, 08:47 PM
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I already know sign language because my cousin can't speak, so it's easier for me to adapt to this disability.
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Old December 26th, 2012, 11:15 PM
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I've never been in the position where I haven't been able to speak, so I don't know how I would go about adjusting to that.

Obviously, text will become my source of communication so I would write everything out.

I will also be delighted, because being able to not say anything is just wonderful. Except not really. Obviously I would be really upset.
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Old December 27th, 2012, 10:07 PM
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I remember having laryngitis for a week back in 8th grade, and even though I've always been quiet, it was awful not being able to speak. If I went completely mute, though, I don't know if I would bother with sign language, as it seems quite difficult to learn (and those who I was "talking" with would need to learn it, too). Overall I think I'd try to communicate mostly with simple gestures, and maybe written words if I needed to.
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Old December 28th, 2012, 05:43 AM
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I'd probably become extremely depressed, and might kill myself. If I managed to get through that, I'd probably write everything I need to say on a piece of paper. And text a lot more. ;-)
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Old December 28th, 2012, 06:10 PM
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Sign language. :D
But then I'd have to make new friends, or just keep in touch by text or facebook or something. I could still stay in school though, because I can still hear my teachers. Life would be boring if no one could tell what I was saying, though. :(
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Old December 29th, 2012, 06:05 PM
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I'd just shut myself up in my house and talk to people online . I think I'd be too self-conscious being mute out there in the world. Like, hearing and seeing but not being able to interact... it'd be devastating.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 12:48 PM
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I would type everything I want to say on a tablet or something. I type faster than I write, so.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 02:24 PM
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I'd be depressed but eventually learn to do sign language, maybe write on a tablet or something xD
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Old January 1st, 2013, 10:43 PM
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It would be different, surely, not being able to speak, but I think that I could cope with it after the initial shock. I could just write everything or learn to sign like most people said. Then again...it might be a bit difficult to get people's attention that way, so...

I think I might devise this communication system based entirely around flailing wildly at people. It would be revolutionary.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 10:49 PM
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I.....it's actually pretty hard for me to imagine myself being mute. On one hand, I think it'd be fairly easy, but on the other hand, I socialize with quite a few people(mainly at work), so no longer doing that would be kind of a pain and a struggle, though I'd have to get over that eventually.

I'll go the route that most other members have already posted in this thread and I might possibly learn sign language, but I prefer writing down what I want to say.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 10:57 PM
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I don't think I can cope being silent, since I'm bad at socializing.

Also, learning sign language can take ages for me!
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