Talk:Sit in a tavern and write fake diary entries

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This article is beautiful. Just beautiful. — SourceRunner (talk) 11:54, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

Some clarification

Wanted to check a few things, Djonni:

1. The {{His or Her}} is a specialized template that only deals with randomizing His and Her based on day, where the {{a or b|var1|var2}} is the generalized template that does the same thing with any two given choices, correct? That's why you use both in the longer diary entries each time?

2. "A plague upon both your houses" is the proper Shakespeare quote, but for a while GV had "A plague upon both your temples." Both are now death rattles. Do you want to stick with "houses" the whole way through?

-- SourceRunner (talk) 01:43, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

1. Yep, you're exactly right about. In fact, if you take a peak at {{he or she}}, you'll see that what it does is basically this: {{a or b|he|she|(support for some options)}}. All of the {{he or she}}, {{hero or heroine}} functions are designed to simply make it as visually and mentally seemless as possible in text (so the code reads and types as naturally as possible). But {{a or b}} can pick from any two variables daily, and I've now written {{daily choice}} which picks from up to 10 different variables (but doesn't offer options to pick both with 'or', and has a couple of other small differences). So in this article you will find all of those: {{he or she}}, {{a or b}}, and {{daily choice}}, for different purposes. 😊
2. In fact we now have both "on both your temples" and "o' both your houses" in Godville now (I've been tracking death rattles in a document for some time 😅) but I think you're right, "temples" would be more recognisable as Godville-esque, so it's a good change 👍 -- Djonni (talk) 07:34, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
1. OK. Thank you for confirming and expanding. Just needed to be sure that what I thought I was reading was what I was actually reading, to make sure it is working as intended.
2. Roger. Changing half to “temples,” then. — SourceRunner (talk) 11:30, 3 January 2019 (UTC)