here’s a cute ask: in a modern!AU what would the characters have the MC’s name saved as in their phone pre- and during a romance?
I'm going to use the name Cecile Keene because that's the name my shiny new character generator spat out at me 😌
The scale goes Coworkers/Acquaintances > Friends/Best Friends > Lovers
Blade: (184-432-3434) (aka doesn't save their contact and just recognizes them by their number or doesn't even give them his number) > Keene (friends)/Cecile Keene (best friends) > Cecile
Trouble: Cecile > CeCe or C or Lee or Keene or whatever fun bestie nickname they've come up with > Girlfriend❤️/Boyfriend❤️/Love❤️/Sweetheart❤️
Tallys: Cecile Keene > Cecile > 💜
Shery: Cecile Keene > Cecile (Best Friend) > 😊💘🌸💞 Cecile!!!! 💞🌸💘😊
Riel: Mx. Cecile Keene (Place of Employment) > [same as before, doesn't bother to change it] > [would have kept it the same if Cecile hadn't forced him to change it, relenting and ending up with:] Cecile (Emergency Contact)
Chase: Cats 🐈⬛ [this would depend heavily on how they met; so if he came across Cecile feeding cats, he would remember them as 'Cats'; if they first talked because he accidentally walked through their garden, he would have put 'Plants 🌱' or 'Stickler 🪵' or 'Nosy Neighbor #3 👁', whatever sticks out in his mind] > Cissy [or whatever crappy nickname he came up with based on their name, like Cex, Sexily, etc...] > 💋 Babe 💋
Red: Cecile Keene > Cecile > Cutest Guy/Girl/Person in the World, Object of My Undying Affections 💫 [done while drunk and goaded on by Pan]
Ayla: ??? Seesaw or something > CK > BOYFRIEND/GIRLFRIEND/PARTNER/BABE
Briony: Cecile Keene (from work/class/whatever) > Cecile!!! 💖 > 💖💖💖 My Sweetheart/My Love 💖💖💖 [or something really dorky like Cutest Butt Cecile Darling! 😍]
Lavinet: Cecile Keene > Dearest C > Darling 💋
Thanks for the fun ask!
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“When wireless is perfectly applied the whole earth will be converted into a huge brain, which in fact it is, all things being particles of a real and rhythmic whole. We shall be able to communicate with one another instantly, irrespective of distance. Not only this, but through television and telephony we shall see and hear one another as perfectly as though we were face to face, despite intervening distances of thousands of miles; and the instruments through which we shall be able to do his will be amazingly simple compared with our present telephone. A man will be able to carry one in his vest pocket.”
“When Women Is Boss.” Colliers, January 30, 1926.
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Americans just aren’t picking up the phone much anymore. Eight-in-ten Americans say they don’t generally answer their cellphone when an unknown number calls, according to newly released findings from a web survey of U.S. adults conducted July 13-19, 2020.
But not all Americans are equally likely to ignore these calls. While, at most, a quarter of Americans from any demographic group say they generally answer the phone for an unknown number – and 19% of U.S. adults overall say they do so – men are more likely than women to answer the phone. And though much has been made of younger adults’ distaste for phone conversations, the survey finds that Americans ages 18 to 29 are more likely to take calls from unknown numbers than those in older age groups. In addition, Hispanic and Black adults are more likely than White adults to say they generally pick up for a number they don’t recognize, as are those living in households with lower income levels compared with those from middle- and higher-income households.
Read more in our blog post: Most Americans don’t answer cellphone calls from unknown numbers
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