our hero/heroine turn into an animal.
Why don't they pick up a pen or a pencil or a rock or something and write "I am _____. Help me."
Yeah it may not be the prettiest handwriting in the world, but it would cut out like 3/4th of the problems when that happens. Just because they're in an animals body doesn't mean they don't still have a human (or whatever they are) brain.
Yes, I'm currently playing a game where this has happened. I admit turning into a tiny dragon who can breath fire is awesome, but I can't help but yell at my TV when he's trying to communicate when there is writing material all over the place.