AblatedCrayon 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 03-18-08, id: 1527583
Author has written 4 stories | Mass Effect, and RWBY.
β : AblatedCrayon is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I enjoy reading immensely. I attended college but left short of graduating, and I did not major in writing as I see writing as more my hobby than my future job. I'm very scientifically minded, and if something doesn't make good sense or get appropriately explained, I get irritated. It can most certainly be sci fi pseudo-science, but it must still resemble actual science in the end and show you have an appropriate level of thought put into any mechanisms you create for your world.

I use markup on google docs or open office as my primary forms of corrections. I like to offer suggestions and alternate courses for their brainstorming value, but I don't expect them all to be implemented. Just considered for a (possibly) new point of view on passages.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I can comment up a storm about most anything. Expect a good amount of feedback combined with a "reader's response" (think one-line reactions, some of which may be humorous). I will be vocal with my opinions, but I fully realize mine is not the only valid one, so I won't apply undo pressure to conform to my suggestions.

English is my first and only language, and I'll patiently correct a lot of minor things like spelling, punctuation, and grammar.

I've been told in my own work that I'm very good at communicating action scenes to the reader.

I am willing and able to help out with occasional brainstorming to help you get past writer's block.

I always try to research anything I don't know before I try to write about it.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
-I'm not horribly good at writing romance just yet. It's something that I'm fairly new to, and still getting better at. Still, I'd enjoy the challenge and the chance to improve on that.

-I'm totally not the right person for humor. I love reading humorous fics, but I just can't write /

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-I am not much of a believer in brevity. I will look for more exposition on a story arc over less.

-I can't do anything besides English. No habla Esponol.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I love long fics with long chapters. Describe scene, describe people, describe body language, describe describe describe! Details are important. Concrete images are important. Plot is somewhat important ;) Character drives stories far better than plot alone.

Action and adventure stories come naturally to me. Space is one of my favorite settings. Still, that doesn't mean I don't dip into the odd terrestrial romance when it piques my interest. :)

I am exclusively bent to femslash. Two girls in love is the most beautiful thing I can imagine. That said, I get annoyed really quickly by bad femslash, used to objectify its women and fulfill male fantasies. If I get that vibe, I will refuse to beta read it.

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I won't do m/m slash. I "get" girls, and girls only ;)

For me to do a love story, it needs more than sexual tension. It needs emotions, strong characterization, and life beyond its romantic pairing.

I usually don't do one-shots with less than roughly 1000 words. I often find them to be too short and missing important exposition. I find it hard to get into the story and suspend my disbelief when the story is so short.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie Alice in Wonderland, 2010
Tv Battlestar Galactica: 2003
Tv Castle
Game Dragon Age
Tv Firefly
Game Halo
Book I, Robot
Game Mass Effect
Movie Matrix
Movie Star Trek: 2009
Tv Stargate: Atlantis
Tv Stargate: SG-1
Tv Stargate: Universe
Tv StarTrek: Deep Space Nine
Tv StarTrek: Enterprise
Tv StarTrek: The Next Generation
Tv StarTrek: Voyager
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for