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The Night Is Young.

Post by PasterOfMuppets » Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:58 pm

Just wondering out of plain curiosity~
what's the average if not strict curfew for Japanese schools?
or Yamaku's curfew ?
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Post by Guest » Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:45 am

I would assume that curfew's at 8 to 9 or so, you really can't manage all fragile students being outside after dark, there simply isn't enough staff to attend to them.

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Post by G3n0c1de » Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:23 am

From a rather old thread:
Suriko wrote:10:30 curfew, teachers patrol between dorms afterwards.
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Post by atat » Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:21 pm

That's a rather late curfew, the boys of greenwood dorm had to be indoors by 9!
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Post by Mirage_GSM » Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:09 pm

It probably scales with the class they're in.
Middle Schoolers won't be allowed outside as long as High Schoolers.
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Post by Totz the Plaid » Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:31 am

I've never been to a boarding school, but I'd imagine all of them have a bell or an announcement or something for when it's getting close to curfew. I wonder how that would work for Yamaku. I mean, the majority would be fine with just that, but what about the Deaf members of the student body? Shizune would have Misha or Hisao around to signal her, but what about those who don't have constant companions?

It never comes up in Act 1, though you'd think it'd be mentioned in passing at least.
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Post by Akroma » Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:59 am

In a school with so many deaf students, I would assume the signal does not just consist of a bell ringing.

There is probably also flashing lights, as the Deaf use them also for doorbells and whatnot

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Post by Mirage_GSM » Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:12 am

Why shouldn't the school simply expect the students to keep track of time themselves? They advocate self-reliance, don't they?
It's much simpler than doing several gongs and light-shows every evening.
If they had a gong signalling a 10:30 curfew to High Schoolers, some Middle Schoolers might be asleep by then - probably some older students as well.
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Post by Totz the Plaid » Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:13 am

Akroma wrote:In a school with so many deaf students, I would assume the signal does not just consist of a bell ringing.

There is probably also flashing lights, as the Deaf use them also for doorbells and whatnot
Um... wow. Now that you mention it that seems insanely obvious and I feel like a bit of an idiot for not thinking of that.
Mirage_GSM wrote:Why shouldn't the school simply expect the students to keep track of time themselves? They advocate self-reliance, don't they?
It's much simpler than doing several gongs and light-shows every evening.
If they had a gong signalling a 10:30 curfew to High Schoolers, some Middle Schoolers might be asleep by then - probably some older students as well.
I very much disagree on all points.
1) At least 1/3 of Hisao's grade consist of blind students and I doubt that's only true of his year. You saw in Lilly's introductory scene that they have a more difficult time keeping track of time.
2) There's already a loudspeaker and lighting system, and it's quite easy to have a simple automated system.
3) It wouldn't need to be loud bells to signal it. Maybe just a series of relatively quiet beeps. I mean, if you've ever slept in a house with a dinging clock, you know that once you're actually asleep, it doesn't bother you one bit. Perhaps it's nothing more than a dinging clock/series of flashing lights [for the Deaf] around the grounds to signal the time, but that's still a simple, efficient method of reminding people of the curfew. I'd suspect it's a little more than just a normal signal of the time, but still, you're assuming everyone's as delicate in their sleeping habits as the princess who was kept awake by the pea, and that's just not so.
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Post by Warwick » Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:47 am

Went to boarding school for high school and had curfew (or "check-in" as we called it). It scaled up, starting at 9:30 for freshmen and going up by half an hour per year (so 11 by senior year), with modifications during weekends and the winter term IIRC. The dorms had at least one apartment adjoining it where the "head of house" lived, and a rotating staff of teachers would spend the evenings working in the common room after dinner to maintain quiet and serve as "office hours" for students to get help in schoolwork. Students were expected to "check in" for the night by curfew with the teacher on duty, which basically is a promise saying they won't be leaving afterwards.
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Post by ContinualNaba » Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:12 am

MY curfew was when the cousins stopped eating and were upright enough for me to drop kick to their respective rooms.
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