Shizune's cell phone

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Shizune's cell phone

Post by Csihar » Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:27 pm

I can't believe it took me fifteen episodes of Durarara!! to realize this. Does Shizune have a cell phone? And if so, couldn't she just use that to communicate in a pinch? Something tells me she'd find it annoying and prefer not to, but at least it's something. (Although that might make Raita's idea of not being able to communicate unless you take sign language classes a little redundant.)

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Re: Shizune's cell phone

Post by Esa94 » Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:52 pm

Much of the fanfic writers here to depict her with one, and it would make sense to me.

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Re: Shizune's cell phone

Post by Merlyn_LeRoy » Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:01 pm

The deaf community always latches on to any new communications technology that they can use faster than anyone else. BTW, Raita only said you had to learn to sign to confess to the deaf girl.

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Re: Shizune's cell phone

Post by Aura » Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:01 pm

Shizune is oldfashioned and uses a cute stationery notebook and a fountain pen that she carries with her if she needs to talk through writing.
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Re: Shizune's cell phone

Post by Caesius » Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:02 pm

Sign language+interpreter is probably still much faster than trying to communicate with a cell phone, whiteboard, or whatever.

Aura wrote:Shizune is oldfashioned and uses a cute stationery notebook and a fountain pen that she carries with her if she needs to talk through writing.
srsly?
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Re: Shizune's cell phone

Post by Esa94 » Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:22 pm

Aura wrote:Shizune is oldfashioned and uses a cute stationery notebook and a fountain pen that she carries with her if she needs to talk through writing.
What, does she send letters when others are not present? :3

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Post by Shades of Grey » Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:51 pm

Thats a tad surprising. I always had the impression that Shizune preferred efficiency over appearances. A cell would also be good for her to use for texting and stuff, even if she could not use its normal function.
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Post by Panty Supervisor » Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:08 pm

Shades of Grey wrote:A cell would also be good for her to use for texting and stuff, even if she could not use its normal function.
I lol'd at the thought of Shizune calling Hisao on the phone. :mrgreen:
Shades of Grey wrote:I always had the impression that Shizune preferred efficiency over appearances.
A notebook and a fountain pen are pretty efficient, if you ask me. Unlike computers and cellphones, these things are cheap, simple and reliable.
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Re: Shizune's cell phone

Post by Shades of Grey » Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:11 pm

Yes, a pen and paper are efficient, but a cellphone can serve numerous other functions.
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Re: Shizune's cell phone

Post by Csihar » Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:24 pm

I don't know about Japan, but you might be surprised how (relatively) many people don't have cell phones just out of principle, just like how some people prefer staying in touch with friends through old-fashioned paper letters rather than through Facebook or whatever. It does seem to fit Shizune's personality that she'd want to do things the traditional way or the way that she prefers, even at the expense of efficiency if necessary, because she's nothing if not stubborn.
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Re: Shizune's cell phone

Post by Smoku » Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:39 pm

Old fashined ways are more fun. Letters seem more personal and coming-from-the-heart then the new stuff.
Aura wrote:Shizune is oldfashioned and uses a cute stationery notebook and a fountain pen that she carries with her if she needs to talk through writing.
Ah, great. now laugh at how the fans will take this as genuine information.
or... is it?

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Re: Shizune's cell phone

Post by Csihar » Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:00 pm

Smoku wrote:
Aura wrote:Shizune is oldfashioned and uses a cute stationery notebook and a fountain pen that she carries with her if she needs to talk through writing.
Ah, great. now laugh at how the fans will take this as genuine information.
or... is it?
If Aura said that Emi likes to pick her nose and eat her boogers, the fans would take it as canon.
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Re: Shizune's cell phone

Post by Merlyn_LeRoy » Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:20 pm

I actually seem to remember the pad & paper method being mentioned before.

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Re: Shizune's cell phone

Post by das bruce » Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:38 pm

Csihar wrote:Emi likes to pick her nose and eat her boogers, the fans would take it as canon.
It is now canon.

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Re: Shizune's cell phone

Post by Notguest » Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:12 pm

Smoku wrote:Old fashined ways are more fun. Letters seem more personal and coming-from-the-heart then the new stuff.
Aura wrote:Shizune is oldfashioned and uses a cute stationery notebook and a fountain pen that she carries with her if she needs to talk through writing.
Ah, great. now laugh at how the fans will take this as genuine information.
or... is it?
Wait, it isn't already cannon?

Shizune is shown using her notepad in Act 1.

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