|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I love stories, I love plots, I love ideas.
With that in mind, I'll tell you that I'll read mostly anything.
Liking it is a different matter.
I can do most editing fast though if you want to sit and talk to me about plots, character portrayl, or what not, it'll take longer.
I prefer to have chapters to be looked over sent through e-mail whether it be .doc, .docx, .odt, .rtf, .txt, or what other file types may abound. Though discussions and poking at me should be done over instant messaging services. My current love is Skype, though I have accounts on almost any other.
My two warnings:
Remember real lives exist.
I reserve the right to refuse requests.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Finding spelling mistakes, fixing bad or odd grammar, and patience would be my strengths.
I can also help with storylines, plots, or keeping things true to the canon depending on my knowledge of the subject matter. If I don't have your category listed, try me anyways, you might introduce me to something new and if not, at least you tried.
Spoilers are of no consequence no matter how far I am in anything, as I like to indulge myself with knowing them. It's how I knew anything about FF7 and Tales of the Abyss without playing the actual games.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
As for weaknesses, it would probably be that I need to be pestered. I get spacey, real life eats me, e-mail goes unchecked, but I'm at least almost always on an IM somewhere. I'm less likely to help if I hate your story, since I thrive on interesting things.
My failing in writing for myself would be my inability to end stories and never again hear from all the characters I created. In fic writing it'd be that I'm petrified to try a hand at it myself since I have a fear that I'll do something irrevocably wrong and be hated.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I will read any story I take a liking to and with a request, I'm also happy to beta it.
I'm fine with yaoi, yuri, het, or even something without a pairing at all.
I don't draw many discriminatory lines to what I will and will not edit.
Pairings I like or Stories I know of will always give you better chances, though if I like something I don't know about, I'll learn about it.
There's a ton of fandoms I'm willing to or already follow, so don't just go by the list there.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
The one thing I will never read on any basis is Harry Potter fics. This is the only definite NO.
Most anything else has some sort of loop-hole to exploit.
Song fics I usually despise, unless it's just based on the song, and doesn't have song lyrics between every sentence.
Original Character centered fanfiction or Self Inserts I will also avoid especially if said character is a Mary-Sue or if they fall in love with the main character. Though, if it's interesting, I'll read it. So you might want to try on this one.
Another thing I'm leary of is M-Preg. Some sort of body horror might get me to read one, but if you're doing it for the romance, their kid becomes the main character, or there's no reasonable explanation, then NO.