clever prints

I realized today that Ariel wasn’t able to write a message to Eric explaining her situation because writing counted as a part of her voice.

She only signs her name before forfeiting her voice, and afterwards, she never writes anything. If she had been fluent in sign language, too, she probably would have found herself unable to make the required signs because it’s a legitimate language. She could use gestures and pantomimes all she wanted, because they’re not defined, but actual physical writing and signing was probably taken from her along with her singing voice.