Arinia 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 03-17-06, id: 1010071
Author has written 8 stories | Supernatural, Doc, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harry Potter, and Hetalia - Axis Powers.
Arinia is a registered beta reader but is currently not accepting beta reading requests: on hiatus/vacation.
Arinia has left a vacation message:
I've gotten quite a few requests lately to be a Beta reader, and I realized I never changed my status. I need to focus on finishing up my HP story, and my own life in general. I'm very sorry for any inconvenience, but I'm currently NOT accepting Beta requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I excel at English and writing. I've been writing stories all my life. I'm new at this but I'm always the one friends and family go to for editing since I've got an eye for syntax, spelling, and am overall a walking dictionary on facts and information. My style, I suppose, is that I'll be honest if something in your story isn't working, but I won't be mean or condescending about it. That gets both of us nowhere. My turnaround would probably range from a day to maybe three or four depending on the length and content of what I'm receiving. I will beta oneshots and multichapter stories alike. I'm also willing to jump into the middle of a story that's already got chapters posted. I just ask that you're willing to put an effort into your story and respect my opinions and ideas. Microsoft Word is preferred as that is what I have. I'm both willing to be a hands off or hands on beta: if you wish for me to merely edit mechanical issues and send it back with little feedback and input that is what I will do. If you wish for more help with plot, characterization, want lots of feedback and suggestions on what works and what doesn't, I am also willing to be that kind of beta. Just be sure to explain clearly what you are expecting from me.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My vocabulary is superb. I'm sick and twisted so if you're writing a horror story and need gruesome ideas I'm your girl! Anything dark and angsty are my forte. On the other hand I adore mindless, cute fluff. I'm good at coming up with neat twists and ideas and am more than happy to tell you what I think of any ideas you have for your story. I'm great at emotional thoughts. I don't know what I'm like at action pieces but give me a try anyway! I'm pretty good at characterization as well and will point out if your character is acting unintentionally OOC. (Unless that's what you're aiming for) I'm amazing at adding details such as movement, descriptions and feelings. If you're story is one of pure dialogue send it my way and I can add that extra "umph" to it so to speak. I know Harry Potter canon like the back of my hand and the same goes for certain movies, Watchmen and Hetalia as well.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Grammar and I are enemies. I have a decent grasp of it but if you're atrocious at grammar like myself, seek another beta. I also have a bad habit of getting too detailed and overwhelming the reader. I tend to dismiss any OC's as being automatic Mary-Sues. I'm not too great with pure humour or parody stories; I will blank when forced to be witty. I also tend to skim over chapters that are too heavy on the "inner monologue" where characters take up half the chapter thinking so if you are that kind of writer seek elsewhere.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Currently my fandom is Hetalia. If you are a fellow Hetalian give me a call. My OTP is GerIta, so I adore those stories but there are many other pairings I like. I prefer Prussia and Germany centric fics as they are my favourites but I also like FACE family, Italy brothers... a lot of groupings. My all time favourite pairings are: GerIta, FrUk, Spamano, PruHun, AusHun. I'm a History major with a specialty for WW2: if you want historical accuracy I'm your girl. I currently live in Germany so have a particular insight into the country and culture that some others might not have. I have fallen out of Supernatural for years and will no longer accept SPN stories. I've recently gotten back into Harry Potter and prefer Sirius/Harry father-son type stories.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
OC's being the main character so for your sake and mine, find another beta if this is the case. I repeat: do not give me stories with OCs being the main character I will decline! I outright refuse any incestuous or pedophilic stories (Snape/Hermione, Sirius/Harry). I dislike stories where Remus and Sirius adopt Harry because I find it completely cliche so skip over me if that's your story. I have grown to like slash but I'd rather not do smut; I'm fairly awkward at being graphic and explicit and prefer subtleties when it comes to sex. Nothing anti-God either if you please. I dislike Prussia/Russia and PruCan but almost all other Hetalia pairings, INCLUDING incest pairings, (the only fandom I will allow this for) I'm good for.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie Beauty and the Beast
Book Bible
Movie Casper
Movie Child's Play
Movie Dawn of the Dead
Movie Edward Scissorhands
Movie Ginger Snaps
Movie Grease
Book Harry Potter
Anime Hetalia - Axis Powers
Movie House on Haunted Hill
Movie Incredibles
Movie King Kong
Movie Shaun of the Dead
Tv Supernatural
Movie Sweeney Todd
Movie Terminator
Tv Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles
Movie Toy Story
Comic Watchmen
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for