iSnuffles 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 04-30-08, id: 1564667
Author has written 10 stories | Higurashi/Umineko series, Shaman King, Final Fantasy VII, Hetalia - Axis Powers, and Fantastic Four.
β : iSnuffles is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Call me old school, but I really miss vowels and literacy. I am a literacy hound and will NOT read a fic if it's not written in full sentences or if you use *these* to represent actions. When I read over your story I'll run it through spelling and grammar on Word, making the changes on a separate document and then sending it back to you. I might switch some words or sentences around. I'll also help you smooth out your writing, making it flow better and try to help prevent gaps in the plotline. My expectations of people who are interested in me beta-ing for them is simply that they are literate (meaning you use everything your third grade teacher taught you) when asking me for help and include a quick summary of the story. As I'll be reading the story, I won't beta it unless I think it's interesting to me. Oh and I do love stories with Original Characters (OCs) as well.br /

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My first concern, if you have OCs, is to prevent them from being a Mary-Sue/Gary Stu. If I find that they are, I will tell you and I will not sugar coat it. I'll tell you exactly what makes them a sue and how to change that. I suggest every OC/cannon other googles "Mary Sue Test" and click on the first link that comes up. It's a wonderful tool and even I do it with all my characters, including those for the novel I'm in the process of writing.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Character development, depleting holes in the plotline (possibly even helping to come up with a plotline based off of a prompt), and helping to extend what gets written in a chapter/story are my best strengths. As is coming up with pasts for characters, throwing in ways to foreshadow the later events of the story (you'll notice I do that a lot in my stories as well) and pointing out when the story or characters get too cliche' (AKA Mary-Sue).
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I am a literacy hound -I will pick at that- so I might tear apart your story if you include txt type, or obnoxious spelling mistakes that you really should know. Personally I'm also a bit of a hopeless romantic. On occassion, I might suggest you stretching a character or scenario to include something romantic.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Eh, I do like for there to be some sort of relationship/bond between the characters. Again, romance would be my preference but strong bonds otherwise are still good for me. Basically all the genres I've selected are ones I'm interested in reading. Yaoi, Yuri and Hetero are all okay with me, even if I don't like the couple and it's not in my no-no list. Again, give me a quick summary of your story and the character and I'll tell you if I'll do it.br /

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One-shots and song fics also. And any of my favorite couples which are listed on my profile. Original Character stories are fun too.

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I will beta things with smut or lemons HOWEVER, I am more likely to turn down a fic with these elements if there is no plot to it. It can be a one-shot smut fic but give us something to go off of and a reason for it. George Weasley isn't about to jump Luna's bones just because he's bored. br /

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I also tend to dislike most AU fanfics placed in a high school. It depends on the plot though. br /

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I also will not beta for certain incest pairings. Don't come to me about a story revoling around a parent and their child screwing around. The only expections to that would be in Hetalia where you have France and Canada (etc) who really aren't related though there's certainly that big brother/papa thing to it. Ask to be sure.br /

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DO NOT COME TO ME WITH ANY TWILIGHT STORIES OR VAMPIRES THAT RESEMBLE TWILIGHT CHARACTERS.br /

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One final note for Hetalia fans: I do not, do not, do not support the idea that Germany = the Holy Roman Empire grown up and without his childhood memories for (insert reason here.) It doesn't make sense historically. At all. I'm probably biased considering I roleplay as HRE but there was also a (abandoned, yes, but all the same) comic strip where France goes to Italy to tell him HRE is gone. Does this mean I won't beta a fic where HRE somehow survived the collapse of his empire? Absolutely not. I love that idea. xD I'll help you make it realistic.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Misc Anime X-overs
Comic Batman
Book Blood And Chocolate
Anime Count Cain: God Child
Movie Cry Wolf
Book Daughters of the Moon
Anime Death Note
Anime Dragon Ball GT
Anime Dragon Ball Z
Misc Dragon Ball Z/Sailor Moon
Comic Fantastic Four
Game Final Fantasy VII
Anime Fullmetal Alchemist
Book Gemma Doyle Trilogy
Book Harry Potter
Anime Hetalia - Axis Powers
Game Higurashi/Umineko series
Anime Howl's Moving Castle
Game Kingdom Hearts
Anime Kuroshitsuji
Book Luxe series
Book Modern Faerie Tales
Movie Moulin Rouge
Movie Nightmare Before Christmas
Anime Ouran High School Host Club
Book Outsiders
Book Phantom of the Opera
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean
Anime Sailor Moon
Misc Sailor Moon X-overs
Anime Shaman King
Comic Spider-Man
Movie Sweeney Todd
Comic Teen Titans
Anime Vampire Knight
Comic X-Men
Anime Yu Yu Hakusho
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Tragedy
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship