Opacus 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 08-08-08, id: 1660795
Author has written 6 stories | Death Note, Gargoyles, Card Captor Sakura, and Team Fortress 2.
β : Opacus is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Well I look for spelling and grammar errors. I check stories for flow and accuracy, along with overall level of writing. I have a mental quality standard for writing, and if a story fails to meet that quality standard I can be fairly blunt in saying so. I won't spoil you with words of praise. Profiles aren't really my thing so moving onwards.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I excel when it comes to vocabulary and am able to handle above-average intelligence situations. I am good at helping solve problems and watching out for weaknesses in a story where it contradicts itself, becomes repetitive, or just falls flat boring. If you need help thinking something out or coming up with spontaneous or thought-out things with your story, feel free to contact me.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I can be extremely hard to please sometimes. If a story is boring to me, I don't read it. I am very 'see the trees not the forest' type of person, so I can miss big things while I focus in on the details of a story. I can be extremely blunt in expressing my opinion to authors I beta for.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I love to work with high-intellect characters, and characters that are detailed and have depth. I love stories that hold my interest, that are long, and preferably stories that are intended to be 20,000 words or longer. Please, keep me guessing. Be subtle or be bold just don't be predictable. I will gladly read anything, and I mean -anything-. Rape, torture, mind-games, I don't mind. I myself happen to enjoy a good torture session or two.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Predictability. There you have it in one word. If I can figure out how it is going to end before finishing the first few chapters, I don't want to read it. Sorry, I won't. It is mind-numbingly boring. If you can't make your story flow, no matter how much I try to help you, you are also on your own. I'll help you out to an extent but if you can't hold your own weight I don't want to bother showing you the time of day. I'm not big on gender-switching. Some characters just -should not- be a member of the opposing sex. Ever. I also don't like characters who are acting in an ooc manner. If you are going to write about the character, then write the character. I will not read L/Mello-Matt-Near or Light/Mello-Matt-Near pairings. I am sorry, but I dislike pedophilia on a very personal level however you try to reason it. Established Character/OC pairings are another turn off here. I don't like people who write on a 6th grade level. If you can't be mature about it than don't bother me with it. If you write like a 12 year old then pass me up now. Not interested.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Cartoon Avatar: Last Airbender
Anime Card Captor Sakura
Anime Death Note
Anime Demon Diary
Game Devil May Cry
Book Dragonlance
Book Forgotten Realms
Anime Fruits Basket
Anime Fullmetal Alchemist
Cartoon Gargoyles
Anime Inuyasha
Anime Naruto
Book Phantom of the Opera
Anime Slayers
Game Star Wars
Anime Yu Yu Hakusho
Anime Yu-Gi-Oh
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Poetry
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Parody
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Spiritual
Tragedy
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship