Kuramastrass 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 08-19-06, id: 1117854
Author has written 55 stories | Yu Yu Hakusho, Naruto, Pendragon, Twilight, Dragon Ball Z, Shaman King, Harry Potter, Death Note, Megas XLR, and Kirby.
β : Kuramastrass is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hi, guys; you may or may not know me, but I'm Kuramastrass. I'm an aspiring writer who writes fanfictions because... well, to be honest, because I'm addicted to it (and I seriously have nothing better to do with my life). Now that I've actually started on some original writing, I think of fanfiction more as a hobby (though an overwhelming, life-dominating one). Generally, I use it as a character exercise. (See "I am the Prince of the Saiyans" and "Dear Uncle Press".)

I suppose the first thing that you should know about me is that I'm a full-blown grammar Nazi. I'm a great person to have check your work for grammar mistakes. (My RL friends don't let me do this anymore, because their grammar isn't that great and I red-pen the hell out of everything they give me.) I enjoy descriptive words (also known as adjectives - don't be afraid of them!) but I'll try not to force too many into your work. Believe me, I've learned when enough is enough. I'm also good with spotting mistakes in continuity, and with things in general that just don't make sense.

The second thing you should know about me is that I'm a perfectionist. So you have my word that I'll re-read what you give me many times to make sure I haven't missed anything.

I have many pet peeves: misuse of punctuation, using a letter instead of spelling it out (5 vs. five), writing in ALL CAPS at any time, text-speak, spelling errors, "(a/n):" in the middle of paragraphs, cliffhangers, badly-developed plots, huge gaping plot holes, horrendously obvious Mary Sues/Gary Stus, pairings there is absolutely no basis for, incest that isn't twincest, script format (with a few exceptions), misuse of apostrophes, and the misuse of homonyms (ex: too, two, to).

I tend to over-comma my sentences. But nothing in the world pisses me off more than a missing one.

I actually have a favorite punctuation mark: the semi-colon. (Do not fear semi-colons, either!)

But, to sum it up, I'm a crazy, obsessive-compulsive grammar Nazi who takes writing fanfiction seriously... I do like OOC and crack; they're fine when well-done, but I prefer the more serious, realistic approach. (Well, as realistic as you can get when you're writing fantasy about fantasy...)

I'm willing to help out, but I'm not your mom. Don't expect me to do everything for you.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My grammar and punctuation skills are excellent; I am a grammar Nazi, after all. I easily spot things that don't make sense, and I'm great with foreshadowing

I'm sure I have many other strengths, so I'll add more to this section once I get some feedback from people I've helped.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Well... I do tend to over-comma things. And depending upon what kind of mood I'm in, I can over-adjective the hell out of a piece of writing, too...

I actually consider myself to be an excellent proofreader, so, like above, I'll add more to this section once I get some feedback from people I've helped.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I prefer fluff... but I don't mind lemons.

I prefer serious, but I don't mind crack/OOC.

I absolutely adore cute, fluffy little one-shots.

And I also enjoy angst galore.

I've also watched Troll 2, and I love Super Mario RPG: The Legend of the Seven Stars. They don't have their own category, but I'll read those, as well. I'll add more fandoms that don't have its own category in a bit...

I'll read crossovers, as long as I know one of the categories well, and I have a least a small amount of knowledge of the other.

I'm going to put Yu-Gi-Oh! on my list, but be warned: I'm a LittleKuriboh fangirl. All I know now is YGO:TAS...

If you've written a one-shot for one of my OTPs, that moves up to the top of my priorities list.

Absolute Boyfriend:
Night/Riiko

Alice 19th:
Alice/Kyo

Artemis Fowl:
Artemis/Holly

Death Note:
Light/L

DragonBall Z:
17/18

Harry Potter:
Harry/Hermoine

The Host:
Wanda/Ian

InuYasha:
Sesshomaru/Rin

The Legend of Zelda:
Link/Midna

Pendragon:
Bobby/Saint Dane

POKeMON:
Ash/Ritchie

Shaman King:
Yoh/Ren

Twilight:
Edward/Bella

YuYu Hakusho:
Kurama/Hiei

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I don't mind lemons, but if it's yuri/femslash, forget it.

I will not read M-Preg unless a holiday is coming up. Though I like to expose myself to all kinds of writing, as I feel that M-Preg is... unnatural, and somewhat torturous to read, I can only read it while sleep-deprived and very bored.

Here are some other things I refuse to read: character bashing (but with a few exceptions), incest that's not twincest, pedophilia, and beastiality (the only exception being Artemis/Holly if you consider it that).

You don't understand how much I hate Dragonball GT.

I don't want to read any MSTs. I don't want to be involved with any of those things, since on ff.net, as you know, they are illegal. Sure, when deserved, and well-done, they are fun to read... but I don't want to read them here. Going to write an MST anyway? I suggest checking out Project A.F.T.E.R. and putting it up there.

And finally, pairings that I absolutely do not support and will never read.

YuYu Hakusho:
Kurama/Karasu Kurama/Youko Kurama/Shiori Kurama/Yomi

DragonBall Z:
Goku/Vegeta

Shaman King:
Lyserg/Ren Faust/Manta

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Absolute Boyfriend
Anime Alice 19th
Book Artemis Fowl
Anime Death Note
Movie District 9
Anime Dragon Ball Z
Book Harry Potter
Book Host
Anime Inuyasha
Game Legend of Zelda
Book Pendragon
Game Pokémon
Anime Shaman King
Book Thirteen Reasons Why
Book Twilight
Anime Yu Yu Hakusho
Anime Yu-Gi-Oh
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Parody
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Fantasy
Tragedy
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship