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This Super Metroid FAQ is a perfectly justified monospace text document

gamefaqs.gamespot.com/snes/588

It wasn't software-justified, there are no extra spaces in the paragraphs. The author just wrote the entire thing choosing words that make each line 76 characters wide.

:mind_blown:

(the spelling is pretty bad, and some of the typos are surely intentional, but shhh) Show more

(the spelling is pretty bad, and some of the typos are surely intentional, but shhh) Show more

(the spelling is pretty bad, and some of the typos are surely intentional, but shhh) Show more

(the spelling is pretty bad, and some of the typos are surely intentional, but shhh) Show more

(the spelling is pretty bad, and some of the typos are surely intentional, but shhh) Show more

(the spelling is pretty bad, and some of the typos are surely intentional, but shhh) Show more

Upon closer inspection, there are 4 places the author just couldn't make it work and had to use a double space: Lines 817, 996, 1196, 1202

1196 and 1202 totally would have worked if the author had just spelled "beginning" and "missiles" correctly, so maybe I'm giving them too much credit. Or not enough credit, I can't tell.

@matt also 996 would work as "Use the space jump in the lava area and take the elevator down. Head west"

@theoutrider The massive effort that must have gone into the word choice next to the bizarre sentence structure and glaringly obvious mistakes that even a cursory edit pass would have caught really makes it feel like an alien wrote it. They looked at a book to see what Earth writing looks like, noticed that all the text lined up neatly on the left and right, threw the book away, and said "I think I understand all this 'writing' business"

@matt they didn’t do hanging punctuation. they are an uncultured savage.

@matt I spot two typing errors, "the the" (line 1435) and "game game" (line 1440). This guy's still a living dictionary tho.

@matt

In the days of Usenet this was called "bricktext" and there were people who just sort of did it as often as they could.

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