mecrazyfang 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 05-09-08, id: 1572378
Author has written 5 stories | Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, and Harry Potter.
β : mecrazyfang is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm not a picky guy. Send me a NarutoxSasuke fic, sure. Ichigo tentacle-raping Tatsuki? Alright. I really don't judge.

But be polite. Please and thank you are common courtesies, ones I quite enjoy. And text-chat, I just do not approve of.

If you send in something with no grammatical sense, whatsoever, horrible spelling, and broken mechanics, but ask me nicely to help you, then by the time I hand it back, it'll be a shining gem.

And time-wise? Don't expect me to take a full week. Chances are, you send it, I read it over. I fix the spelling and grammar. I double-check. I triple-check, and find the rest...You should get it back that day, perhaps one or two later, at most. I work fast, and efficiently.

Most interestingly, I do my research. In Naruto fics, I try to make the occasional Japanese joke, for example. I'm not perfect at it, and only really fluent in English. When writing for a series, I'll re-watch or read it, to get a feel for the atmosphere, and to notice those cute little things like Harry Potter's Fifth Year schedule. The entire thing.

My schedule is erratic, and computers have a habit of dying on me. So, I have every possible file backed-up repeatedly. Any lost data, won't be yours, but you may be unfortunate enough to end up waiting an extra day for me to sort out what to do with the smoking ruins of my latest disaster.

I'm a strong writer, a solid proof-reader, and I still recall what it's like to be new to writing. I won't mock you for not being at my level, but I'll tell you how to reach for it.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm an open-minded individual. No matter what you send, even if you think that the general response will be 'that's disgusting', I probably won't bat an eye. No, chances are, I'll suggest how to mess with someone's mind better.

I have a broad range of interests - if you want to write a fic about it, I've probably read/seen/played it - but I love learning new things. If you want me to beta something I haven't heard of before, I'll go ahead and devour the entire series, just so I can beta for you.

I have immaculate spelling and grammar, so if you have good ideas, but are dyslexic - which a few of my friends are - or otherwise find those things difficult, I can sort it out in an instant. I hate computerized spellcheckers, because they don't catch the right things.

If you have a general idea, I can help you figure out where you want to go with it. I'm quite creative - usually about a dozen or more ideas are in documents on my computer - and if you're stumped, I can throw a few ideas at your head.

A lot of people overlook small details in the series they're writing. I don't. I can tell you, if you've forgotten a rule that was laid out in the original series. Then I can suggest ways to circumvent it, or replace it with your own laws altogether.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Mostly, unexpected things delay me from nearly everything. Busses hate me, computers fear me, and friends find my time tasty - they chew up so effing much of it!

However, I'm a good writer. That means, I will find something wrong with your story. Doesn't matter how hard you work on it, I will. I'll show you something you can improve, every time.

Oh, and I can be a bit of a jerk, at times. Usually, I'm polite. Usually, I'm kind. Usually, I'm an easy-going guy

Usually, though, isn't always.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Give me a challenge! I'm not picky about material, but don't sell yourself short. Show me a pile of manure, and ask me to find a diamond. We'll make the sucker shine together.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
The difference between 'AU' and 'ripoff original work' is that an AU fic - which I will gladly help you with - uses the series as a framework.

If you're making something without even passing resemblance to the mutilated corpse of the original work, you don't need my help.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Animorphs
Book Artemis Fowl
Game Assassin's Creed
Anime Bakuman
Book Bartimaeus Trilogy
Anime Beet the Vandel Buster
Anime Bleach
Anime Chronicles of the Cursed Sword
Anime Death Note
Anime Dragon Ball
Anime Dragon Ball GT
Anime Dragon Ball Z
Game Fire Emblem
Anime Fullmetal Alchemist
Book Harry Potter
Anime Hellsing
Anime Inuyasha
Game Legend of Zelda
Anime MÄR
Anime Naruto
Anime O-Parts Hunter
Game Pikmin
Game Pokémon
Game Resident Evil
Anime Rurouni Kenshin
Anime Samurai Champloo
Game Summon Night
Tv Torchwood
Misc X-overs
Anime Yu-Gi-Oh
Anime Yumeiro Pâtissière/夢色パティシエール
Anime Zombie Powder
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for