Said Terence or Terence Said

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

I’m having trouble figuring out which form of dialog tag is preferred under which circumstances. In fiction dialog, should I write:

“I’ll call a car to take us to my studio,” said Terence.


“I’ll call a car to take us to my studio,” Terence said.

Which flows more naturally under which circumstances? I’ve tried googling it, but if the answer is out there I can’t find the right search terms to describe the question.

Who is HJPEV?

Monday, February 16th, 2015

So chapter 104 of Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality is out and big reveal at the end. Reading comments at fanfic and r/hpmor, I’m going to go out on a limb and say most folks are missing the point of the last line. Spoilers follow.