|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
(Updated January 2nd, 2010)
I consider myself a hacker; no, not the computer hacker, I can be very picky and strict when it comes to serious fiction. I have won several writing contests with my poetry and original fiction, and have been writing fanfiction since the fifth grade, and I have kept a 98% average in my honors literature, english and creative writing classes. That doesn't mean I have been here that long, so, lay it easy on me. I do not sugar-coat anything with gumdrops and rainbows, so, expect the truth. If you ask me to beta, I expect you to put in your effort, and don't expect me to write your story. Please give me a deadline, or else I will get lazy.
Oh yes, and do not send me multiple workings, the most I will ever work on at once from assorted authors will be three.
No ranting or yelling at me after I tell you what I found wrong with what you wrote, but if I suggest something and you do not like it, just tell me and we will talk it over.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I excel at murder scenes, serious arguements, crack fictions, and poetry. I enjoy working with tragic endings and cliffhangers, even though they annoy people. My best cups of tea would be dark love stories, angsty pasts, the villian's point of view, and anything to do with deep thinking. Oh yes, and I have a way with dialouge, so if you have none in your story, beware. (I DO have a taste for Yaoi and Yuri now)
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I often read too fast, which means I end up having to read the piece of work several times, though, it allows me to catch more mistakes. If you give me too much to work with, I may have a hard time if you give me a short time frame to work with your writing piece. Also, if you use and unnecessary japanese or foregin words, I will more than likely deleate it.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I am a sucker for tragic endings and forbidden romance, to tell the truth. Parodies of animes are a lot of fun to read too! Also, pieces that are pretty well put together before sent to me are golden for me to work with
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
(Edit: I DO help with sex scenes now)I DO NOT work with original characters (OC's), ESPECIALLY Mary-Sues. I cannot write sex scenes, besides, lemons and limes aren't even ALLOWED on the site, so quit asking me for that. Although, if the OC is not taking the limelight of the characters of the show, I will betaread it.