Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks

When you read text in a comic panel like the above (from the excellent Broodhollow), specifically "n-need" and "t-train" . . .

. . . do you read those as a stretched-out consonant (like "nnnnnnneed"), or as a stutter (like "tuh-train")?


I was thinking of how often people say things like "n-no" in webcomics, and how I don't think I've ever heard anyone stutter like that out loud . . . in normal conversation, but it's a quite common typographical convention in webcomics. So how do you read it? And thanks in advance!

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