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miniluv malquoted freedom rectify
April 1, 2014 6:04 AM

A few days ago, I helped a comrade who fell down. When she got to her feet, she passed me a note that said, “I love you.” and ran off. A few days later, our paths again crossed in the cafeteria, and we conspired to meet in Victory Square, where we can talk further more openly and away from the telescreens. I used to think that she was spying on me, but now I trust her fully. This could end up plusgood or very doubleplusungood -- but it’s definitely thoughtcrime. Is she worth being vaporized for? Also, she wears a Junior Anti-Sex League sash… Should I hold her hand?
posted by 6079 Smith W. to Law & Government around (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
She wears the sash, but does she have one of those cool Malthusian belts?
posted by limeonaire at 9:45 PM on March 31, 2014 [1 favorite]

There are 84 ways that I can see this going. 19 of them look plusgood.
posted by saradarlin at 9:45 PM on March 31, 2014 [2 favorites]

I don't see how any options turn out plusgood. Thoughtcrime is thoughtcrime for a reason.
posted by Sequence at 11:23 PM on March 31, 2014 [4 favorites]

posted by a humble nudibranch at 11:43 PM on March 31, 2014 [1 favorite]

It's time to go no contact. This is Relationships 101 and it sounds like neither of you are ready. You might trust her but what if someone tells on you? Watch out for rats.
posted by billiebee at 6:09 AM on April 1, 2014 [8 favorites]

Good luck meeting each other in a crowded place like Victory Square without your pocket telescreens. Besides, what will you possibly get out of this relationship that the Party cannot provide?
posted by antonymous at 6:17 AM on April 1, 2014

Why not spend some time at Room 101? It'll change your perspective on things.
posted by moonmilk at 6:34 AM on April 1, 2014 [1 favorite]

Sexcrime Recommend doubleplus speedful unproceed
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 12:17 PM on April 1, 2014 [2 favorites]

You think you have feelings for her now but mark my words: she will turn on you in the end. The way the government is these days, it's unlikely that you can do much of anything without big brother finding out about it.
posted by double block and bleed at 7:05 PM on April 1, 2014 [1 favorite]

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