Hagetaka 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 02-25-07, id: 1227762
Author has written 10 stories | Legend of Zelda, Myst/Riven, Angel Sanctuary, El Goonish Shive, Fire Emblem, Kanon, and Girls und Panzer/ガールズ&パンツァー.
β : Hagetaka is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
First things first, I am a male college student whose native language is english. I have been involved sporadically with fanfiction since I joined this site in early 2007.

While beta-reading a story, I would prefer if the stories had already been gone over by the author at least once for spelling and grammatical errors. I do not expect all such problems to be removed, but the story should at least be readable. I am not very good at keeping to a schedule while writing stories, nor do I expect you to be.

I will try my best to be prompt in reading a story and returning my thoughts on it.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I have a good eye for grammatical, spelling, and punctuation mistakes, as well as being able to catch sentences or phrases which could be vague or open to multiple interpretations. I also am a strong stickler for internal consistency, and will be quick to point out possible issues as they become apparent.

My writing tends towards short, too-the-point descriptions rather than long or fancy descriptions.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I may sometimes be somewhat lenient, and let things slide in terms of story which may not be such a good idea. Since I am aware of this flaw and try to minimize the extent to which it appears in my reviews, I may also occasionally overcompensate and be too strict.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I love stories. It would take far too much space to list all of the series that I'd be willing to read stories for, but if it's included in the list of specific series in my preferences section, it means I'd at least be willing to take a look at the story. If I've written a story for that particular series, chances are that I'd be more than happy to read your story.

Moving on to the type of content I'd prefer, I don't particularly care about length for action-based stories. Romances are good for reading as well, but tend to lose my interest the longer they become (although I'd still be willing to try them. Who knows, this might end up being the one that manages to fully capture my attention).

I love stories with original characters. I think it's a shame that works containing them are sometimes stigmatized simply because the author wanted to expand the cast beyond what was in the original work. Now, with that being said, I like original characters who are well written and fit in with the way the setting was established in the original work. Expect this to be a major focus point if I choose to beta-read a story containing original characters.

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
While there is very little that I would outright reject, humour stories are often hit-or-miss with me. As mentioned above, long-running stories whose sole (or major) focus is romance tend to lose my interest, although this is not a problem with shorter romances.

Finally, while I won't outright refuse to read it, I am probably not the best choice of beta-reader if you have a yaoi story. I will read them if asked, but do not read such stories on a regular basis, and much better feedback on them would be received by sending them to somebody who is more inclined to read them in the first place.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime .hack/SIGN
Anime 5 Centimeters Per Second
Game Air
Anime AIR
Anime Akira
Anime Angel Beats!/エンジェルビーツ
Anime Angel Sanctuary
Book Animorphs
Anime Asatte no Houkou
Anime Azumanga Daioh
Anime Bakemonogatari/化物語
Anime Bitter Virgin
Anime Black Cat
Anime Candy Boy
Anime Chobits
Anime Cowboy Bebop
Book Cthulhu Mythos
Anime D N Angel
Book David Eddings
Anime Death Note
Game Dungeons and Dragons
Anime Ef - A Fairy Tale of the Two
Comic El Goonish Shive
Anime Elfen Lied
Book Ender's Game series
Anime Evangelion
Game Ever 17
Anime Excel Saga
Anime Fate/stay night
Game Fire Emblem
Anime Flame of Recca
Anime Full Metal Panic
Anime Fullmetal Alchemist
Anime Furi Kuri: FLCL
Anime Genshiken/げんしけん
Anime Girl who Leapt Through Time
Anime Grave of the Fireflies
Anime Gunslinger Girl
Anime Gurren Lagann
Anime Haruhi Suzumiya series
Anime Hidamari Sketch
Book Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Anime Howl's Moving Castle
Anime Ichigo Mashimaro
Anime Iria: Zeriam the Animation
Game Kana: Imouto
Game Kanon
Anime Kanon
Anime Karin
Game Katawa Shoujo
Anime Kodomo no Jikan
Anime Last Quarter/下弦の月
Game Legend of Zelda
Anime Lucky Star
Anime Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
Anime Mai HiME
Anime Minami-ke
Misc Misc. Anime/Manga
Misc Misc. Games
Game Myst/Riven
Anime Naruto
Anime Nichijou/日常
Anime Otoboku - maidens are falling for me!/乙女はお姉さまに恋してる
Anime Ouran High School Host Club
Anime Outlaw Star
Anime Pale Cocoon
Anime Paprika
Anime Please Teacher!
Anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica/魔法少女まどか★マギカ
Anime Ranma
Game RE: Alistair++
Anime Samurai 7
Anime Samurai Champloo
Anime Serial Experiments Lain
Anime Sola
Anime Someday's Dreamers
Book Song of the Lioness
Game Super Smash Brothers
Anime The Place Promised in Our Early Days
Anime Trigun
Anime Voices of a Distant Star
Anime Waiting in the Summer/あの夏で待ってる
Anime Wolf's Rain
Book Xanth
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for