|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I've beta'd a little for friends before, and they tell me I'm very good for bouncing ideas off of and helping them expand on them. I'm quite happy to do that too, plot, characters, anything, just send me a message.
My favourite genres are angst and humour (huge difference I know, but I love them both) and if you write those I will love you. I'll beta any genre though, send me a message and we'll see if we can't work something out.
I do have several time constraints (school being one -.-) but I will try to get your chapter back to you within a few days (3 to 5 at the most).
As a person, I'm often referred to as 'wacky' or, to some of my friends, plain ol' insane. I like to think of myself as mature (don't we all? ^-^). I will be blunt, but I'll back it up with reasons and specific advice for what I think could use some work.
I believe that for this to work best we need to become friends, and I hope I can do that with anyone who wants my help. I freely offer my services and time and while you don't have to take on anything I say I would like you to respond and work with me, not just ignore something I've devoted time to.
Length doesn't matter, I've seen some damn good fics at less than 500 words, but I will commit myself to a long project (and would love to) if you will. Please don't send me stories to beta that you wont finish. I'll beta both multi-chaptered and one-shots.
I will only take stories from fandoms I am familiar with. These are Fushigi Yuugi, Fushigi Yuugi Genbu Kaiden, Bleach, Fruits Basket, Harry Potter and Ayashi no Ceres (Ceres, Celestial Maiden).
Certain fandoms (FY, Harry Potter and to some extent Bleach) I know a lot about and can be very detailed. I have both read the manga for FY and watched all the anime, and read several of the gaidens. have read all of HP and seen all the movies. I have read all the Bleach manga released so far. I have read up to FY GK chapter 31 and finished Ceres. I've also read all of Fruits Basket.
As you can probably tell from this, I ramble a great deal and sometimes don't make much sense. I put what comes into my head, when it comes into my head and hope I can structure it somehow. Well, if you've read this far, on to the other stuff you're really interested in, hmm?
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I can catch most spelling/grammar mistakes. I'm fairly good at word flow and sentence structure. I can usually mix description and dialogue effectively.
Any fandom I am a major fan of (such as FY and, to some extent, Bleach) I know a heck of a lot about. I'm the girl who knows little details, such as a character's height, and can help keep them in character and answer most questions on details from the series.
And I have a pretty good vocabulary of those Japanese words people like to throw in, plus a little knowledge of Japanese, so I’m all right there.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Paragraphing. Sometimes I can't quite figure out where a new paragraph should go.
I'm notorious for ignoring some of the finer points of sentence grammar in favour of effect to the reader, especially during speech.
I ramble and like using connectives so my sentences sometimes end up longer than they should be.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I will beta practically anything you can throw at me. Crack!Fiction, horror, lemons, yaoi (come on, take a look at my stories). Almost nothing squicks me. Not even incest. There isn't a pairing I've yet come across that I wouldn't read once.
That being said, I would love to beta angst/hurt comfort or humour stories (Crack!fiction included).
I prefer stories longer than 1000 words, but like I said I've found some jewels at less than 500.
AU FY reincarnation stories are my personal love and some of my favourites to read. AU in any of my fandoms is great.
Like I said, anything. Go take a look at my profile for my favourite pairings in each of my fandoms.
To repeat, I WILL beta YAOI/SHOUNEN AI. In fact several of my favourite pairings fall into that catagory.
I'll even give yuri a shot, though I'm not too familiar with it.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I think plain-out character bashing is literally the only thing I wont read.
That, and anything with spoilers for what I haven’t read/seen.
Oh, and sorry but no poetry. I like reading it, but I am horrible at writing and critiquing them so it wouldn't be fair for me to attempt to beta them and screw it up.