Lillith The Nocturnal 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 08-16-07, id: 1353278
Author has written 9 stories | Naruto, Vertigo, Global Frequency, and Thirteen Reasons Why.
β : Lillith The Nocturnal is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I really don't know what to put here. All the other fields cover what I would have said here. I expect that you've done a preliminary read-through of your chapter before you send it to me and I will be pinging you with queries about correct-word usage. I also expect you to have done your research on the setting (So if you are writing a Miraculous Ladybug fic, you know what days and times France generally have school, along with how the laws of France differ from the laws of your country) and be able to justify any changes you may have made, along with any fanon you've adopted for your fic (So, if you are writing a Naruto fic, you explain why the legal ages to drink/screw for ninja are different to the legal ages for civilians)
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I have a good grasp of spelling, grammar, tense and proper word usage. I can tell when the appropriate time is to use its and it's. I know not to intersperse "and" in between a list of things. I adopt abused commas from greengrocers and give them to good homes. I know the difference between "martial" and "marital", which seems like a minor thing, but you'd be surprised how many times I've seen it crop up.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
My weaknesses are that I can't actually write a story that doesn't fall apart under the weight of all the changes I make. Don't get me wrong, I can edit stories just fine.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Naruto, Ghost in the Shell, Friendship is Magic, Harry Potter, Discworld, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Global Frequency, Miraculous Ladybug, Girls Und Panzer and Transmetropolitan. I would prefer Fem!Naru fics and unusual pairings, as long as the pairing is explained in the fic. I won't mind crackfics if they are funny. I kind of want to read some more of the Fandom Specific Plots of these fandoms, just to see some of the variation.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Overdone Yaoi pairings and no explanation as to why the pairing is the pairing. Also, I hate PWP fics. I MAY beta NaruSasu fics if done tastefully and isn't just about the sweaty and dubiously legal boy-love. I'm also not a fan of blatant self-inserts. If you want to put in a minor character that you think represents yourself, that's fine, but if you start outshining canon characters in their specialties (Like spamming even more Shadow Clones than Naruto or being a bigger know-it-all than Hermione), then I'm going to have a problem. Also, putting authors notes INSIDE the story. Before and after a chapter is fine, but during? No. If you want your readers to have a certain piece of music playing when a scene comes up, put what song it is in the top AN and mark the point with an asterisk. I'd prefer not to read lemon-fics or fics that are just "AND THEN THEY ALL FUCKED!" Also, the usage of foreign language when writing a japanese-media fic. It's well and fine to use it for technique names, but you need to decide if your characters are speaking Japanese and you are just translating it, or are speaking English and as such, you don't use Japanese words. Even if it sounds clunky to directly translate the term ("If he wants to commit seppaku, I'm not going to be his kaishakuin. I'm fairly sure the Commander has a daisho and some disposable tatami for just that purpose" would be turned into "If he wants to commit ritual suicide, I'm not going to be his second/mercy-giver. I'm fairly sure the Commander has a two-sword set and some disposable reed-mats for just that purpose" if directly translated. A better way would be "If he wants to kill himself in an overly complicated way, I'm not going to mercy kill him once the pain becomes unbearable. I'm fairly sure the Commander has the correct equipment for just that purpose.")
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Misc Anime X-overs
Game Bravely Default
Anime Card Captor Sakura
Book Cherub
Anime Ghost in the Shell
Comic Global Frequency
Anime Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
Cartoon Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir
Anime Naruto
Misc Norse Mythology
Comic Usagi Yojimbo
Comic Vertigo
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for