Aquatic-Idealist 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 10-06-06, id: 1145311
Author has written 59 stories | Fire Emblem, Golden Sun, Dynasty Warriors, MÄR, Yu Yu Hakusho, Misc. Plays/Musicals, Clannad, Pokémon, Star Ocean, and Black Lagoon.
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.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
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
Book Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Game Dynasty Warriors
Book Fahrenheit 451
Game Fire Emblem
Book Flowers for Algernon
Comic Foxtrot
Anime Fullmetal Alchemist
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
Game Pokémon
Book Romance of the 3 Kingdoms
Anime Rurouni Kenshin
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 Toradora!
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
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Poetry
Adventure
Mystery
Parody
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Tragedy
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship