always along those lines

you again is it, said breadroll.
yes, said brekst, i came to ask a question.
it is not that easy, herr brekst said, i am not at ease with the question. we usually battle a lot and questioning things did turn out to be a struggle. poor me, you wouldn’t have a cigarette?
gave up, said breadroll.
so did i, herr brekst said. just asking.

long lines do not stand for anything at all

————— it is up to me i suppose, said sponge, so say it: the episode started rather without significant events, not even the odd bleak sun was to rise over the roofs. ———
this line for example marks a break, herr brekst said and points vaguely at sponge, between sponge’s part and mine.

long lines stand for something

long lines stand for deep thought in printed media, herr brekst said, to show what’s going on and that it is going on inside people’s heads, or what should go on (nothing, more often than not). it also stands for a longer pause (brackets are popular, too, to express thought). you didn’t think that, did you. ——————— bet you didn’t. ——————— me neither (as in would have thought so(. there you go, wonders everywhere but this episode still strikes me as somewhat unfinished.

a first line for there is no better one

they did ask me, said breadroll to make the first line and that is exactly what i did — right now i did it. not that i did not do exactly the same thing before but that is a second line now which i believe everyone has been waiting for.
he loiters for a while.

the second line

mary had a little can, and in this can a tiny man…
too complex, too complicated, said sponge, usually people’s heads’ hurt when it’s too complex. or indeed too complicated.
we don’t want heads to hurt, said block of wood.
who wants that. hurting heads. head hurt all the time: on buses, in meetings, on men cycling doen the road, on women, too, although they tend to exaggerate.
we manage to do without, said breadroll, that’s just us, mind you.
he repeatedthe line until block of wood took over (with a new line).
another day mastered.
too complex, said sponge.

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