March 7, 2006
We all have something to say.
"Get over it! You don't hear Schuyler complaining, do you?"
Ha! Get it? Because Schuyler's a mute and can't speak! That's fucking hi-larious! I can't imagine why the human stain who came up with that one wouldn't want to sign their name to that comedy gold.
Here's the only problem. Schuyler actually complains from time to time. She doesn't open her mouth and say "Man, it sucks, not being able to talk." She also doesn't use her device to say anything like that, mostly because she's still at the developmental stage where she uses her device mostly to identify and question, not express independent thought. She'll get there one day, and if you think she won't at some point use her device to say "Wow, being a mute fucking blows," then you don't know Schuyler at all. Which of course you don't if you're simply an anonymous commenter who is simply trying to be a dick.
Schuyler gets frustrated. She tries to express thoughts that are too complex for her device, and when we don't get it, she sighs sadly or crosses her arms angrily or wails in exasperation. If you think her monster is worse than mine, well, you're right. If you think she never expresses frustration because of it, you're an idiot.
If Schuyler had a blog, what would she say? Well, she's six, so she'd probably just tell you that she's a pretty princess and if you make fun of her, she'll have King Kong kick your ass.