zopponde 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 07-20-07, id: 1330635
Author has written 9 stories | Naruto, and Fruits Basket.
β : zopponde is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I usually start with complaining about grammar and punctuation. If I see everything grammatically correct, I'll go on to criticize the content, usually starting with characters--I like really interesting ones, and I can like Mary-Sues under some circumstances. Depending on my mood, I'll probably be either too dominating or not enough.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Grammar--I might not be up to Grammar Nazi standards, but I like to think I have more creative and effective forms of grammar. It might be technically wrong, but if so, the rule is more vague than my current memory keeps in mind. Furthermore, my mistakes are such that they're only more acceptable to the general population.
Characterization--I like to think that I have quite a skill in making interesting characters. Mind, if you actually want familiarity with your characters, you might not want me messing with them--I'll probably take them in a totally different direction. And I like to add strange quirks--I don't believe that a character is much of a Mary-Sue if they're original, which I think is basically true, because people get tired of them because the're theoretically all the same.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Innexperience--I techncally have no idea what I'm doing. However, if you were to ask me to Beta something, I would have no problems with you telling me that you think I fail epically at Beta-reading, just so long as you give me SOME feedback. Being new, that's the biggest thing I want now--what I'm doing right and wrong, rather than getting people to read and edit and whatever else.
Timeframe--my schedule can be a little unpredictable, rather time-consuming, and might leave little free time. It may take me a while to get to Beta-reading a story.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
What I'd most like to read--and thusly what I'd most like to Beta-read--is girl-on-girl fanfiction. There are a lot of names for it--yuri, shoiujo-ai, femmeslash. I'm astounded by the lack of it, and often it's marked off as "crack" and ignored. Please write more shoujo-ai, people--look, I'm here and ready to Beta if you want that.
Also, I'm willing to Beta for yaoi, and will Beta straight parings if requested and if I get a positive feeling for it. I know that this sounds stingy, but I think it's more important to be honest.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
"Lemons" are not a favorite of mine--I'm not quite of the disposition to take my time to read explicit sex scenes cleanly enough for that. However, depending on the level, relevance, and my preference to the piece, I might change this policy in some cases. I.e., if you have actual plot before the sex, I'll be a lot more open-minded to it.
Also, I'll be pretty picky about fics that imply straight pairings above other forms of love. That's not to say I'll deny it entirely, I'll just be a bit more selective about this than other factors.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » T
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime +Anima
Anime Death Note
Book Fairy Tales
Anime Fruits Basket
Anime Fullmetal Alchemist
Game Halo
Book Harry Potter
Anime Hetalia - Axis Powers
Anime Howl's Moving Castle
Anime Legal Drug
Misc Marching Band
Anime Naruto
Anime Princess Mononoke
Book Song of the Lioness
Anime Tokyo Mew Mew
Book Twilight
Misc X-overs
Cartoon Xiaolin Showdown
Anime Zoids
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for