Thordis Valentina 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 03-17-07, id: 1240601
Author has written 6 stories | Kingdom Hearts, and Inuyasha.
β : Thordis Valentina is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I haven’t done a lot of betareading, mostly because I’m extremely picky with my stories. So I really don’t have that much experience in that department. In spite of such, I still enjoy reading peoples’ stories and giving feedback on making it better (only promising stories, mind you) than it already is. Even if I tend to skip over quite a few grammatical and spelling errors of my own, I’m pretty good and picking it out from other peoples’ stories. I enjoy reading other peoples’ fanfictions moreso than writing my own, but I still love writing.

Since I’m currently on a leave of absence from my school, I have quite a few spare time on my hands. Even so, I’m squandering it on other issues (examples would be a few of my own original fictions and “A Rose for the Apathetic—see my main profile for more details).

I like to consider myself friendly, but only under the condition that you’re not a total idiot and that you don’t submit horribly clichéd fanfiction. So if you and I end up getting along, I tend to get chatty and such. Of course, if you don’t have time for friendly banters, I’m not going to be put off by your not responding.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I’m very frank with my critiques (well, this can go both ways, really). Normally, I try to keep the more negative aspects slightly lighthearted, though sometimes that doesn’t always work. The good thing is that I’m an objective betareader. Meaning, when I give you a critique, I tend to pick out parts I liked and parts I don’t like. I’m fairly good at catching grammar and spelling errors.

Another thing I do is quote parts that I think need fixing and make suggestions on how to improve your writing. I do not expect you to follow all of them; in fact, I don’t want you to. Those are merely there as a head’s up for your part.

A few of my key elements are: concept, description, dialogue, and lucidity.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I’m not the most diligent person in the world, so it’s going to take me a while to get your story back to you. So if you’re antsy-pantsy about getting a chapter or a new story out, I don’t think you’d want me as a betareader. I also tend to look over stories to excess (partly because I’m anal retentive).

Nitpicking is another one of my weakness as well as rambling. So if you’re not a complex person like myself, it’ll probably be difficult for you to pick out the essence of my critiques. As for nitpicking, I just tend to add them in as a bonus; I really try my best not to mean you any harm, but sometimes it just happens.

Finally, sometimes I can be a bit too frank to the point where I come off as unintentionally scathing and maybe even a little mean. But I think this can be remedied if I work hard to try and lasso myself into place

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
OCs are nice and so are canon characters. I don’t mind both of them, but I will get a bit iffy with crack pairings. You can get as crazy as you want, but then I’ll be quite vicious with the actual content of your story.

I’m not a very romantic person, and I prefer action/adventure stories that normally involve swords, catapults, and any weapons that are pre-nineteenth century. Even so, I will beta romance-themed stories if you really want me to.

I especially love stories that take place especially somewhere between the thirteenth to the seventeenth century. Guns and sci-fi stories tend to bore me a bit, but it’s not like I’m not going to do it.

Finally, hetrosexual pairings are very much preferred. If your story involves non-canon slash or femslash, don’t even think about handing it to me, because I won’t read it. Canonical shounen-ai is tolerable, however, as long as there isn’t any smut or graphic sexual contents.

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Since there are quite a bit of stories that I simply cannot read without pushing it away, I’ve produced a list of things I don’t like:

- Smut.
- Slash/femslash - Spiritual (as in something heavily related to Religion)
- Horror stories - Butchery of the English Language - Terrible plot - Lack of character development - Poorly constructed OCs - Mary Sues/Gary Stus - Crossovers (Kingdom Hearts fanfics are the only exceptions)
- Naruto-related (sorry, but I just don’t like the series)
- Poetry - Song fics (especially lyrics pulled from “Evanescence,” “My Chemical Romance,” “Green Day,” etc)
- Character bashing - Sesshoumaru/Kagome fics - Sesshoumaru/Rin fics - Anything else that doesn’t fall into the selected categories in my "beta-preferences" section.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Chronicles of Narnia
Game Dance Dance Revolution
Anime Escaflowne
Book Fairy Tales
Anime Ghost in the Shell
Book Harry Potter
Anime Inuyasha
Game Kingdom Hearts
Book Lord of the Rings
Book Memoirs of a Geisha
Anime Samurai Champloo
Game Soul Calibur
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for