TheWonderfulShoe 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 11-26-06, id: 1169178
Author has written 6 stories | Quest for Camelot, Inuyasha, Escaflowne, Dragon Ball Z, and Harry Potter.
β : TheWonderfulShoe is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I really like and enjoy grammar and language. I am most skilled in English, though I may eventually add Spanish to my beta languages. I can write and read in both British and American dialect, though I'm stronger in the latter. My own style goes back and forth, depending on mood and fic. If you have a request, please tell me ahead of time. Otherwise, I will beta based on the style in which your fic seems to be written.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am skilled with English grammar and spelling. When I'm familiar with a work, I'm fairly skilled at judging OOC portrayals, and I have an eye for consistency within a piece.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Sometimes I over-nitpick. I am good at making note when something may simply be style, but I can't help myself, sometimes! I point out grammatical and spelling errors with some sort of compulsion. Sometimes I can be a little strict in my comments, including characterization. Let me know how strict you want me to be with you. I will do my best. My goal is always to work WITH the author, not against! Perhaps the problem is that I have such strong OPINIONS! I will not, however, be offended if you personally decline to use some of my suggestions.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I prefer to beta stories that try to stay true to canon, or at least in-character personalities. I am not completely against non-canon pairings...but I expect them to be well-written. AU is okay, but the same general rule applies. If a character ditches a steady partner from canon just for the heck of it...that just doesn't seem realistic to me. If the partner was ditched despite their long-time love because as the years after the original dragged by, they grew apart and came to see that they didn't belong together...well, that's different. Or if they are in AU and never met in the same way...also different. I like fresh ideas and things that are passionately written; the best ideas are intriguing enough that even the author stays interested and dedicated! While I may tend toward more canon portrayals and situations, creative AU and well-written off-canon situations are surprisingly attractive to me, also. Write like you mean it, with an idea you believe in...and I'll work with you. ;P
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Very OOC portrayals tend to turn me off. Crack with no purpose isn't particularly interesting to me. PWP is okay on occasion...but usually just not my cup of tea. Very short fics that don't even try to get a point across or describe anything sometimes get on my nerves, though if it's an honest attempt to write, I'm happy to help. Excessive gore isn't really something I like, though moderate violence or realistic injuries are okay (just moderation, please! I like realism...but when it gets overdone and extra-gruesome, I can get a bit uncomfortable! Not my preference!)
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie Aladdin
Movie An American Tail
Anime Dragon Ball
Anime Dragon Ball GT
Anime Dragon Ball Z
Game Dragon Cave
Anime Escaflowne
Game Final Fantasy VII
Game Final Fantasy X
Book Forgotten Realms
Anime Fruits Basket
Movie Galaxy Quest
Book Gathering Blue
Book Giver
Book Guardians of Time
Book Harry Potter
Movie Home Alone
Tv How I Met Your Mother
Book Icewind Dale
Anime Inubaka/いぬばか
Anime Inuyasha
Cartoon Kim Possible
Anime Kodomo No Omocha
Play Les Misérables
Anime Love Hina
Book Messenger
Tv Modern Family
Anime Outlaw Star
Movie Peter Pan
Book Pride and Prejudice
Movie Princess Bride
Anime Princess Mononoke
Movie Quest for Camelot
Anime Ranma
Anime Sailor Moon
Comic Spider-Man
Movie Star Wars
Movie Super Mario Bros.
Game Tales of Destiny
Cartoon Teen Titans
Anime Tenchi Muyo
Anime Tokyo Mew Mew
Anime Trigun
Movie Waterworld
Comic Y: The Last Man
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Supernatural
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Spiritual
Tragedy
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship