Palo112 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 06-20-08, id: 1611006
Author has written 4 stories | Final Fantasy VII.
β : Palo112 is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I don't have much experience beta reading. I do it for my writers group, in person, but we rarely get new material. However I'm always willing to give it a try. br /

If you're looking for someone to correct grammar and technical stuff I am not the person for you. It's not my forte. I am happy to read something and then tell you if it flows or not but do not ask me about punctuation. br /

If you send me you're file I will read it over and make notes (in the file if needed) and get them back to you within a week. I'm a college student and I'm in the theater department so I don't have a massive amount of free time. br

Also I can't promise to be nice. I will do my best but proper criticism means getting you're feelings hurt sometimes. If you send me something that is super generic I will give you pointers but don't expect me to like the story.br

Final thing, this may be a fan fiction site but I am perfectly happy to read original stories as well. I like new stuff.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My biggest strength is with character development, especially if it's from a first person perspective. I'm also good at realism, keeping characters and situations realistic. I'm decent at dialog and keeping drama to a minimum. What I really love to do is brainstorm. I love being presented with an idea and sitting down to iron out all the details. Unfortunately for me I'm better at doing this with other people's stories than I am with my own. This is why I'm a Beta.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Plot! Me and actual plots don't get along so well. I have a tendency to let my characters emotions get all the limelight and whatever is actually taking place gets shoved in the back seat. This isn't to say that I can't work on them I just can't come up with my own most of the time. Also as stated before I'm no good with grammar. Sometimes I can spot it but usually I won't.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'll read pretty much anything as long as someone has put some thought into it. I would definitely prefer something that I know but if I don't t I'll do my best. I like stories that are slightly realistic, I don't mean set in the real world but at least try to keep the characters in something resembling actual human nature. My favorite will always be FFVII, especially with a Cloud Tifa pairing but that doesn't limit what I'll enjoy.

I should also specify that I know a lot more universes than what I have marked, mostly the obscure ones like any of the Barbara Hambly books or the Hikkatsu! manga. If you're story is pretty obscure don't be afraid to send me a PM to ask if I know it.

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Graphic Yaoi(boy/boy) or Yuri(girl/girl) - if you want to make them gay/lesbian I would prefer that at least one of the characters was that way to begin with but sometimes it's okay if they're not. What I can't stand is serious sex scenes between them. Same thing goes for Lemons, I'm fine with them as long as it's an interesting scene and not fantastically graphic. If I want that I'll go look at porn.br /br /br /br /

Twilight Stories - Vampires are not true love individuals. If you fall in love with a vampire you should know full well you're going to die at the end. This applies to any supernatural/mortal pairing but supernatural/supernatural is usually fine. If it sounds like Stephanie Myers I will not read it.

Rape or Snuff Stories - Not okay, not sane, not touching it.

Punishment Stories - Stories in which the author feels that the characters need to be punished at all times. Let's not relive the David Tennant Dr. Who again please.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime 20th Century Boys
Book Beka Cooper series
Anime Cowboy Bebop
Comic Fables
Game Final Fantasy IX
Game Final Fantasy VII
Game Final Fantasy XIII
Tv Jericho
Anime Slayers
Anime Trigun
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Parody
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Tragedy
Western
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship