Markition Necrovius 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 05-13-06, id: 1045605
Author has written 12 stories | Naruto, Pan's Labyrinth/El laberinto del fauno, Kingdom Hearts, Sonic the Hedgehog, Yu Yu Hakusho, Avengers, Final Fantasy IX, and Dragon Age.
β : Markition Necrovius is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I am first and foremost a writer, and this lends to me a great deal of experience with the English language. Grammatical errors, spelling mistakes, and simply better ways to "phrase" a sentence are all very clear to me, even when I am not reading a piece for the purpose of beta-ing it. I think this is a very important point in a beta; that they are not only able to assist the author with petty grammatical issues, but also give advice on the story and plot detail. They should be a consultant, not a distant editor. In this spirit, I do expect any author who wishes my service to take into account my advice. I don't expect them to use it all, but to be blatantly ignored is rude and unthoughtful, to put it briefly. Despite how I may seem from this introduction, I am a congenial individual, and strive to give advice without harming the author's pride in the least.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My most prominent skill is making things pleasing to the reader, to put it roughly. Proper grammar may not always be the best route to take, as poetry and freewriting can attest to. I am very good with plots, how to draw an audience's attention, and literary devices. I am also good with basic grammar, though I may not always adhere to it. Also, I am good at saying what I need to in relatively few words, comparatively.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
As a whole, I would say my spelling leaves the most to be desired. This is an easy problem to mend, however, with much gratitude to modern technology and that wonder known as spell-check.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I like stories with a good plot, but that is a very vague basis. Mostly focusing on a few set characters- "epic" tales that include a cast of ten characters or more tend to be bulky and more often than not, poorly written. I will read romance, any kind, be it straight or gay. Action, macabre, dramatic- I'm not very picky on genre.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Too much drama I cannot stand, and stories including self-made characters in major roles, as well as self-inserts, are a big taboo with me. Minor characters that are inserted for the sake of the plot doesn't matter, any good story needs those, but when a main character is falling in love with an unoriginal perfect female, I'm not going to buy it.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Game Baldur's Gate
Game Baten Kaitos
Book Black Jewels Trilogy
Game Bloody Roar
Anime Blue Gender
Anime Cowboy Bebop
Game Crash Bandicoot
Game Custom Robo
Anime Demon Diary
Game Eternal Darkness
Anime Evangelion
Game Final Fantasy IX
Game Final Fantasy VII
Game Guilty Gear
Game Halo
Anime Hellsing
Book His Dark Materials
Anime Howl's Moving Castle
Game Ico
Game Jak and Daxter
Anime Juvenile Orion
Anime Kikaider
Game Kingdom Hearts
Game Kirby
Movie Labyrinth
Game Legend of Zelda
Anime Loveless
Game Myst/Riven
Anime Naruto
Anime Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
Game Okami
Movie Pan's Labyrinth/El laberinto del fauno
Anime Princess Mononoke
Anime Scryed
Game Shadow of the Colossus
Game Sonic the Hedgehog
Anime Spirited Away
Game Tales of Symphonia
Game Tales of the Abyss
Anime Trigun
Anime Vampire Game
Anime Wolf's Rain
Anime Yami no Matsuei
Anime Yu Yu Hakusho
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for