Aquatic-Idealist 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 10-06-06, id: 1145311
Author has written 77 stories | Fire Emblem, Golden Sun, Dynasty Warriors, MÄR, Yu Yu Hakusho, Misc. Plays/Musicals, Clannad, Pokémon, Star Ocean, Black Lagoon, and Star Control.
β : Aquatic-Idealist is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
So, how do you do?

Call me Aqua.

First things first, I will be glad to help anyone who wants it. I would gladly help with edits in spelling, grammar, characterization, description, word flow, tense, plot, or writing style. I expect the people I beta to have some sense of basic English (as I can't do any other language, except Chinese, to a degree, though the gap is narrowing daily) grammar and spelling, but, obviously, there will be typos in every draft, and that's no problem at all. If you want my help, and I'm fully active, I'll be there.

Just, please, I beg of you, don't complain if you believe that I'm being harsh. Beta Reading is not meant to be particularly gentle. I'm critiquing your fic. Not necessarily you, but your fic. If you can't take that, then perhaps you shouldn't ask for a Beta. Furthermore, if it's clear that grammar is your primary problem, then in the name of the Dark God Nollij perhaps you should consider brushing up on it yourself instead of asking other people to edit every line on your behalf. This website should be a way to express your creativity, not a grammar course with volunteer teachers! :P

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Characterization, Spelling, making work seem like it has decent Grammar :), Word Flow, Tense, Plot, Writing Style.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Description, Tones (especially for lighthearted or humor fics, I find myself too serious at times). However, because I value and wish to utilize the reader's own imagination, I am unwilling to work much on description... I apologize in advance.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I would prefer to read humor, parody, romance, adventure, or suspense genres. I haven't done much Mystery but I'm sure it'll be a fun challenge. I'm not much of a poet but I'll do what I can. Decent tragedies are a definite plus, even if I'm the sort who adores happy endings. All in all, whatever's listed in my preferences is what I'd enjoy reading, so don't be shy. I don't bite... Hard... I think...
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
If it's not listed among my preferences, just ask. Otherwise: Pointless romance, whether it is Yaoi, Yuri, or Het, is pointless to me, but I can deal with it if it's adorable or funny. Wangsty works, as in works that try to be tragedies or good angst but instead turn out to be melodramatic and a laughfest instead of a tear jerker, are what I cannot stand. If you send a Mary Sue fic my way, make sure it's a parody, otherwise I'll call you out for it. But overall I like most types of works, as long as the author's put some decent work into it.
Beta Preferences
Language: English & Chinese
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book 1984
Anime Azumanga Daioh
Tv Babylon 5
Anime Black Lagoon
Book Brave New World
Anime Clannad
Anime Cowboy Bebop
Cartoon Daria
Book Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Game Dynasty Warriors
Book Fahrenheit 451
Game Fire Emblem
Book Flowers for Algernon
Comic Foxtrot
Anime Fullmetal Alchemist
Cartoon Futurama
Comic Garfield
Anime GTO
Play Importance Of Being Earnest
Book Les Miserables
Book Lord of the Flies
Book Lord of the Rings
Anime Lucky Star
Play Man of La Mancha
Movie Meet the Parents
Game Mega Man
Misc Misc. Books
Tv Newsroom
Game Pokémon
Book Romance of the 3 Kingdoms
Anime RWBY
Tv Scrubs
Cartoon Simpsons
Game Star Control
Game StarCraft
Tv StarTrek: The Next Generation
Tv StarTrek: The Original Series
Game Startropics
Game Tales of Symphonia
Anime Tsukihime
Book Watership Down
Play Wicked
Book Wuthering Heights
Anime Yu Yu Hakusho
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for