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{{a or b}} and {{hero or heroine}}

So, aside from enjoying the storyline of this piece, which I did (I hope you'll forgive me for extending the Monty Python reference in an extra footnote... and if the Monty Python reference wasn't intentional, I hope you'll forgive me for introducing it 😁), I loved the use of the {{a or b}} choice template to switch the gender of the protagonist!

It was to help people do exactly this that I made a more user-friendly set of templates, including {{he or she}}, {{him or her}}, {{hero or heroine}}, etc. Each of those is exactly the same as {{a or b|he|she}}, {{a or b|him|her}} and {{a or b|hero|heroine}}, but makes it much easier to parse the sentences as you're writing or editing them (and so, it is hoped, allowing an author to write much more natural-feeling sentences). For cases where those simple {{he or she}} templates aren't complex enough, of course, {{a or b}} is still there (say, for placing both words in a list: {{a or b|heroes, and heroines|heroines, and heroes}}, for example).

If you take a look at the changes I've made, you'll see those {{hero or heroine}} etc. templates at work. While there was certainly nothing wrong with the way you'd done it (with {{a or b|hero|heroine}} etc), future editors will find the sentences easier to read. You'll also notice that in many cases I have still used {{a or b}} to make a seamless sentence.

Another great creation, SourceRunner, please keep 'em coming! :D -- Djonni (talk) 15:17, 8 January 2019 (UTC)