| LylicaGalatea 's Beta Reader Profile
Author has written 5 stories | D.Gray-Man.
β : LylicaGalatea is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
When I betaread I look at several aspects of the story, from the most obvious grammar, punctuation or spelling mistakes, to the depth given to the characters; from the choice of words and expressions to the avoidance of stereotypes or out-of-character behaviours. I will also look at the rythm of the events and at the balance between descriptions of actions, descriptions of feelings and dialogs.
I'm pretty thorough so if you are not ready to have your story X-rayed please don't contact me. I aim for higher standards of writing style, credible plots and realistic reactions of IC people.
Also (except for grammar, punctuation and spelling) I will not rewrite your stories, I will point out what I think needs to be changed and why, but then it will be your job to find the solution.
I want your story to be able to inspire your readers, ravish their minds and hearts, make them feel your characters' emotions and make them loose themselves while they read. It is a difficult task so if you are not writing to improve yourself and are not dedicated to writing, it would be better for you to look for a different betareader.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am good at keeping thoughts and actions in character, spotting when the character would react differently or where his/her decision-making is so easy and quick that it looks unreal, shallow or emotionless.
Also realistic characters have realistic feelings, realistic reactions and thoughts, and I'm good at spotting where these look superficial and need to be expanded and deepened.
I'm great with grammar and word choice. There's a correct word for each concept, and I'm good at looking for the right term to express exactly what you mean.
My writing style makes me good with feelings and emotions (from rage to love), internal points of view of people developing emotions and making choices, descriptions of the five senses.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I give my max when I beatread and I look at details... so I may be a pain if I think that you are not working hard on your stories to improve them and instead you lazily write without focusing on the details.
I tend to describe feelings and emotions even when the rythm should be faster, like actions and battles.
I am still learning to keep up with more than one/two lines of events going on at the same time.
I have a busy life so I may be slow at beta reading, especially if your chapters are longer than 1500-2000 words.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Mature with a struggle between strong wills.
Anything D.Gray-man with Kanda is good. Madarao, Lavi or Allen thumbs up. Tyki too but Tyki is difficult so watch out.
Bleach is also good, especially with Hisagi Shuuei, Ulquiorra or Ukitake. Hisagi's former captain is good too.
Gintama thumbs up, especially with Hijikata, Gintoki, Takasugi or Katsura.
Dogs, the manga, ok.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I get nausea with lovey-dovey scenes, you be warned. Absolutely no shota.
If Kanda is the uke don't make him weak or cry-baby or I will stop betareading! Also, if you can avoid Lenalee you'll make me happy.
No Uryuu from Bleach thank you. Ichigo... well, if you have to (then please put some masked-Ichigo in too :D)
No Shimpachi from Gintama, tnx.
|Content Rating: Fiction K » M
|Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
|Anime Bleach||Anime D.Gray-Man||Anime Dogs||Anime Gintama|
|Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for