Shirokurou 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 12-25-06, id: 1187847
Author has written 6 stories | Kannazuki no Miko, Claymore, Dissidia: Final Fantasy, and Hanasaku Iroha/花咲くいろは.
β : Shirokurou is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
My style:

I'm here since may 07, but I'm still working on my style. And besides there are lot of things I want to try out. In my style I was inspired by jack-adam's "A Girl called Anna" and warpaint's now inexistent "Stygian Solace" for DMC.

But later on my style got even more complex and a lot more than 10000 can describe...

The essential parts are that I don't allow myself to do quick and senseless cliché fics. And usually put up with difficult and a bit sociopathic POV. Go psychological and all that, put some motivation into actions... Don't have much care for moral, because this 'world' isn't real. So I just see how deep I can go... So nothings too taboo for me... (except of course the 'No my cup of tea')

As a beta-reader:

I won't push my ideas onto anyone, and stick to his or her story concept.br /br /

My expectations:

No simple one-shot fics that just need someone's grammar check...

I'm more on style and plot (I even have a different person beta-read me ;)

So if you're interested in writing something interesting and intricate, feel free to bug me...

Warning: I leave myself the right to deny a request with as little motivation as "sorry, no."

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Story Composure - making sure some nature description doesn't get the reader snoozy or there's too many dialogs that you can't tell who said what.

Style Consistency - seeing as to an angst story tends to be read and interpreted as one, and not lose it's overall style.

Overall style - deleting repeated words, finding synonyms, giving poetical interpretations of otherwise lewd situations ;)

In-universe inside jokes - as in featuring a flute in a Kannazuki No Miko fic ;)

Naming and summaries - A name and summary are what makes a person want to read your story and not someone else's. So thus they have to be catchy or reflecting your true story intentions.

De-anatomizing lemon - making a lemon look like a written romance, rather than an anatomy sketchbook.

Overall lemon - advice, interpretation and ext...

Cold Weaponry miscellany - I'm a little into this, so making use of proper weapon terms and weapon uses inside a story.

In the end if you're totally hopeless, I can come up with plot-concepts for a story...

As a beta-reader:

I'm a soft person on most occasions and I rarely do harsh critique. And in the end I'm willing to work until an author is totally satisfied with his or her story. In the end they can always send me away and do the story their way. I won't care...

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I tend to look at the story's consistency and overall attractiveness rather than small grammar mistakes.br /br /

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Bad at overly detailed descriptions and usually minimize it to accents. br /br /

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Tend to make stories overcomplicated, when they were initially planned as small and senseless.br /br /

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I don't like overly blunt parodies and might be really picky with them.br /br /

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I can get canons out-of-character to suit my own views on them.br /br /

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I lack moral drawbacks (If this is a weakness)

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Yuri is one of my favorite things but I like nicely-done straight couples too...br /br /

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Romance as genre, Character-driven stories, lemons, POVs, psychological motivation, intricate relationships, slippery moral themes (manipulation, rape, love-hate) but they have to be done with all due complexity. br /br /

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I generally prefer M or T+ stories, but they don't necessarily have to be lemons, as long as the theme is mature.br /br /

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I'd also like some interesting AUs

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Can't work with yaoi/shonen-ai... Not my cup o'teabr /br /

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Overly simple stories, when an Original character is the protagonist, anything having to do with Mary Sueing...br /br /

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A story has to make sense...

Beta Preferences
Language: English & Russian
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime 5 Centimeters Per Second
Game BlazBlue
Anime Bleach
Anime Claymore
Anime Code Geass
Game Devil May Cry
Game Dissidia: Final Fantasy
Game Final Fantasy XIII
Anime Gundam 00
Anime Hanasaku Iroha/花咲くいろは
Anime K-ON!/けいおん!
Anime Kannazuki no Miko
Game Kingdom Hearts
Anime Maid Sama!
Anime My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute/俺の妹がこんなに可愛いわけがない
Anime Naruto
Anime Toradora!
Game Valkyria Chronicles
Anime Vampire Knight
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Mystery
Parody
Angst
Suspense
Tragedy
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship