Sylistra the scholar 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 07-01-06, id: 1079724
Author has written 9 stories | Forgotten Realms, and Labyrinth.
β : Sylistra the scholar is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Okay, When I beta, it's usually to discuss plots and techniques. I read and write in book style with long chapters and I like paragraphs that aren't half dialogue. I can help with techniques and I can usually think of some interesting twists, amazingly enough my skills rarely reflect in my writing...darn it. I Beta mostly over the summer or vacation breaks because I never go anywhere (poor family, meh, not much you can really do about that) so over long periods I usually spend it over the internet.br /

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I have a very relaxed demeanor on a normal basis, but when I beta or give advice, I am strict and to the point. Instead of "Hell's Kitchen" It's like "The Abysmal library" (yeah, not funny, I gotcha).

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I have a thorough knowledge of mythical creatures, weaponry and I can visualize scenes vividly so I can describe them as such. I am a whiz at fight scenes, and I can do long descriptions of clothing, rooms, and I believe I have a nice sense of imagery. I also can comprehend a character and can mimic their personalities fairly well...(dear lord the stories I could tell you, where I got carried away). br /

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I also have tried building a knowledge of lore and such but honestly my resources are limited.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Grammar, I suck at it... like an epic suck...(not to be construed as dirty), I also have the tendency to make really bad dirty jokes (junior in high school of southern central, can you really blame me?). br /

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I also am away a lot because I take several advanced classes, I spend a lot of time doing homework and I rarely get to write or do any of my internet stuff.br /

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I also have an odd sleep schedule over breaks... but then again who doesn't?

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I Prefer Action/Adventure styles. I also do fairly well with comedy, but when I write it...it's a bit random... case in point my stories...(*shudders*). I don't mind romance, I can think romantically but I can't write it. I can give sequence ideas and scenarios, but honestly...it's difficult for me to do the fluffiness bit.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I don't like slash pairings, or incest, so I will certainly not do anything related to that. I don't care about sexual orientation, I just don't want to read it. However if there is a good plot line and it isn't a lemon every chapter, well Hell yeah. But still no incest.br /

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I also don't do historical oppression stories because I study enough of that in school.br /

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I also don't want anything to do with Westerns (specifically Jessie James, I am a descendant of him so I don't like people insulting him by not knowing the whole story)br /

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And I don't do tragedies...I can, just you know not into the whole melodrama "OH POOR ME MY LIFE IS IN SHAMBLES" bit...it's overdone.br /

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AND I WILL NEVER I mean Never ever ever ever (you get my point) ever, take a Mary-Sue story. Ideally you should find a Mary-Sue test online and see how your character is, or Hell I will even let you know, just hook me up with a profile of the character.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
Book Forgotten Realms
Movie Labyrinth
Movie Underworld
Comic V for Vendetta
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Poetry
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Parody
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Spiritual
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship