I know the above is technically okay, but I want them to read much closer together. It's a sarcastic set of comments from two sisters about one of their boyfriends. So my next thought was to punctuate it this way (yes - the dreaded semi-colon): I like that, because it keeps the spoken sentence as one sentence while dividing the speakers. The problem however, is that there's two different speakers in one line, and I've always gone by the thought that a person should never put two different speakers in the same paragraph, let alone the same line. Then I thought maybe this way would work: I like that one quite a bit, but i already have a beat before the line that I like, and I think adding this beat would be too much. So, how would you punctuate this for a quick 1-2 punch?