|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
If you would like for me to beta-read your work, just expect me to be very honest. I mean, it's harder when a flesh and blood friend is standing next to you asking you to read something but over the net, well... Also, keep in mind your own strengths and weaknesses and that I may be pretty biased.
I'm actually interested in something like an online chat? Google docs? You can give me the story piece by piece instead of going through the whole thing over again. I'm willing to read anything with the BLSEXSUPERNATURAL stuff going on. I have put myself through stories based purely on the dramatic side of things, but still. It's a rarity.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I specialize in flow and content. I mean that in a singular way. Each chapter (that I read, not necessarily write) should have a definite beginning and end- that doesn't mean it can't end in a cliffhanger, but I look for a chapter to fill me with a sense of accomplishment and anticipation of what to come. What does each chapter hold for the story? It particularly irritates me is a story just seemed like an in-betweener to get things going, and you could see that from my stories because I do it myself. Drives me nuts. I'm also nitpicky on the grammar and spelling, sentence structure and punctuation, etc. I'm also really good and picking out phrases used over and over. I'm not sure that readers in general pick these up, but I think it's much easier to keep steady interest when your writing varies.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I tend to zone out when I'm reading, and that is a huge flaw for me. Essentially, I can read a whole paragraph of stuff, and it may have seemed important to you when you wrote it but I don't get the same feeling. With that, I can miss some of the things I usually look for, especially typos. Especially typos that have ALL THE LETTERS but are in different 'oedrr'. As you may know, as long as the first and last letter of words are the same and all the letters of the words are present, we can still read English without a problem. I might also ask stupid questions about what this or that means- I speak multiple languages and mix up syntax and inflection as I read to myself, so I cannot understand how something is written. I'll simply ask for clarification, but I'm sorry for beforehand.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I definitely enjoy the supernatural (not necessarily fantasy, but fantasy is my jammy jams) more than anything. Most stories must have sex. I can't even think of a plot or anything that would leave it out and I would enjoy the story. Ah! Mysteries! I can do it for mysteries. Add some smart romance and you got me for awhile. Put some humor and you have me hooked. Unique plot-filled adventure with my favorite characters, YAY! I mean, like, shows like the Hangover and Pineapple Express, and Zombieland and Inglorious Bastards and all that, that sort of humor and those sort of characters in those types of environments, yes, I love.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I tend to avoid, actually I do avoid stories based around women, because they tend to be driven by the feeling of being a heteronormative-cis-straight-white female possessing very little self-esteem and garners toxic monogamous feelings and that got annoying minutes after I was born. Too much romance and drama sickens me- now I've read my share of drama and romance, I have, but you gotta sell it like it was precious platinum. Overly flowery language, unless truly warranted, kills me. I'm willing to read hetero and yuri romance-based stories, but I'm not at all that interested, note romance-based. It's unlikely I will enjoy a story with all my preferences, and it ends in tragedy. I spent my younger and younger years on tragedy and I have gone through many a literature class where those classics of ours end in tragedy and death to all we know and love; also the great Oscar-winning movies, and those we were allowed to watch in class, many tragic endings. And since those types of movies/books/et cetera are unlikely to stop being made, I really don't want to read it in my fanfics. Any questions? Just give me a message.