Sidney James TD Lemon 1900 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 03-15-07, id: 1238825
Author has written 8 stories | Doctor Who, House, M.D., Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Lie to Me, and Harry Potter.
β : Sidney James TD Lemon 1900 is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
So I've decided to try out this Beta thing! I'm def a FanFic addict...I'm on here quite a bit checking up on the latest new stories and always looking for a good one. I've taken a lot of writing classes and done a lot of writing in my time (not just on, but a ton of fictional stories for fun in general. I do the fanfic when I run out of ideas for my personal stories, lol), so you can say that writing/reading is my thing. If you want some help, I am more than happy to help with a new project!
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I've been told by many people that I'm really good at nailing a character's personality. When I watch a show, I'm addicted to it and I like to subtly study the characters down to the core, so then when I write, I have an idea of exactly how they will act, and what they will say or possibly think. I'm slightly against OOC fics, just because it's hard for me to picture it in my mind. Another strength is my attention to detail (or so I've been told! I don't want to brag or I really like to set up the scene so the reader feels like they're "watching" the story in their mind. Makes it easier to understand whats going on and I think it flows better. Also, I like to be creative in my word use. There's so many of's like...we are painters, and words are our colors. Toss 'em in the right order, throw a dash of blue in there, and wah-lah! You got an interesting sentence vs. a boring, simple sentence. I like to spice things up, quite a bit.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Ah weakness is that I have never finished any of my fanfics. Thats because I'll either a) come up with a brilliant idea! and then lose it at the end, b) get too busy working/schooling or c) I just get frusterated with my own work and get too into the fics that I'm reading! I actually have a few of my stories ready to be finished...I've just been too lazy to type them up. (Yes, I'm old fashioned and prefer to write it down on paper first...theres just something about ink and paper that makes writing more fun!) So yes. But that's also because I'm doing this solo most of the time. If I know that there's someone else depending on me, I won't let you down. I've done many collaberative writings with friends before...just not here on
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Action, suspense, crime, romance (depends on the story though), family/team fics, hurt comfort, humor...pretty much anything, really. I've never done a parody, but I write for the comedy team at college (which is fairly successful!) so I'm sure I'd be quite helpful in that department!
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Ridiculously OOC fics, M-rated Romances, and...Westerns. Hahaha. Oh, and AUs are...Ok? Just explain the whole thing to me first so I know where you're goin with it. Otherwise...they get a bit confusing. I like my Fics to be realistic to the actual show.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
Tv Doctor Who
Tv House, M.D.
Tv Lie to Me
Tv Stargate: Atlantis
Tv Stargate: SG-1
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for