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Willbyr MOD
12th Feb, 2020 01:02:11 PM

I think, and I could be wrong, that the general rule of thumb is that if the quote is just from one person, it gets italicized if it's a page quote but not if it's part of a trope example, and quotes that are lines from more than one character aren't italicized, period.

Edited by Willbyr
12th Feb, 2020 01:03:48 PM

^ That's how I do it.

12th Feb, 2020 03:12:37 PM

Cases I'm not sure about (and which ^ doesn't cover) are:

  • song lyrics and poetry
  • quotes on quote subpages

13th Feb, 2020 11:33:38 AM

^^ "Do not italicize the text of the quote itself, except parts of it for emphasis."

It seems like italicizing quotes is bad form.

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