CSS Stravag 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 12-17-06, id: 1183470
Author has written 14 stories | Vandread, Mechwarrior/Battletech, U.N. Squadron, Gundam Seed, X-overs, Tom Clancy, Final Fantasy I-VI, and Anime X-overs.
β : CSS Stravag is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Reviews are good; motivation for the soul and the hands to keep writing, but not all reviews are good from a critique standpoint. Those that are, so much the better, but a helping hand before you publish is better than corrections ex post facto. Thus, I offer my assistance on such matters.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Most of my strengths lie in analysis and plot interpretation, with a good second as grammar and spelling. I have been writing crossover fanfiction for well over a decade now, only recently began airing some of it however, and have nine stories on FF.net with 1,000,000 plus words archived. I love intricate, detailed and lengthy plots, especially ones with ever-twisting plotlines and intrigue. I also specialize in military-based stories, especially Sci-fi mechanized warfare, but am open to just about anything not listed below.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Sometimes I can be too technical, or take a tack that some persons would consider 'politically incorrect'. I am also rather weak on the pure romance side and popular fandoms and fan concepts. Often, these are reflected in my writing, though as a Beta I would try to minimize such issues.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Crossovers are a favored story type of mine; I am not afraid to read crossovers, regardless of how strange or logical the pairing may seem at the time. Analytical and technical fics are something I can really sink my teeth into. Just about any form of military-based or military-themed fic I can read, given that it is one of my interests. And anything with a complex plot is high on my list, especially the higher the complexity the better. I can do crackfics and humor fics, but not to a major extent. I have a high tolerance for violence and violent-themed fics, but not to the point of horror stories. Lastly, I can handle perverted or hentai content, given that I do write some such matters myself in very small quantity.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
First off, I do not read mainly yaoi/yuri fics unless it is canon to the series in question. Pure romance fics are not on my list of things to beta. High-school fics are not a cup of tea I would handle; I bypassed High School by going to vocational school for a reason, and have no intention of suffering it again, thank you. Basically, if the category is not listed, please don't ask.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Akira
Misc Anime X-overs
Game Call of Duty
Game Command & Conquer
Game Dark Cloud
Anime Elemental Gelade
Game Final Fantasy I-VI
Game Final Fantasy IX
Game Final Fantasy X
Game Final Fantasy X-2
Misc Final Fantasy X-overs
Misc Game X-overs
Anime Gundam Seed
Anime Gundam UC
Anime Jubei-Chan
Game Kingdom Hearts
Anime Magic Knight Rayearth/魔法騎士レイアース
Anime Nadesico
Anime Outlaw Star
Game Quest 64
Game Tales of Phantasia
Book Tom Clancy
Game U.N. Squadron
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for