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June 13, 2007

#276: Fixed Width

Fixed Width

[[A man, Rob, is sitting at a computer. The text is an IRC-style transcript of a conversation, in a fixed-width font. He is text-messaging a girl he slept with named Emily; their messages read as follows:]]


hey you

last night was nice

the best i’ve had

yeah it was AMAZING

ok, i have to ask

is this for real?

or is it just sex

definitely just sex

holy shit

are you serious?

you don’t know how much that made

    my stomach hurt

i want to cry

i’m sorry

i wanted to type ‘i love you’

but our line lengths were syncing up

and it would have broken the pattern