Dolasiar 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 08-08-08, id: 1661142
Author has written 11 stories | Kyo kara Maoh!/今日からマ王!, Guin Saga/グイン・サーガ, xxxHOLiC, Junjō Romantica, Gurren Lagann, Sekaiichi Hatsukoi, Kuroko no Basuke/黒子のバスケ, and Fire Emblem.
β : Dolasiar is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I like to read, and I think I'm fairly good at it. I'm on of the very fast side for reading, so I should be able to return my thoughts soon after receiving your copy. I don't have an easily accessible library, so I have fun reading here instead.

I don't write much myself, mostly because it's baring part of my soul for the world to see. Because of that, I find it easier to help other people improve their stories.

My reading style depends on what I'm reading, but one thing is constant. When there is a technical mistake, it breaks my train of thought and I have to at least correct what I see in my head before I can move on. If I'm reading a shorter story, I'll try my best to appreciate all the little choices of wording or imagery and analyze what I like or don't like about them. With a longer plot-driven story, I'm more likely to race through because I'm so excited about what's happening to the characters. That cuts down on my critical ability a noticeable amount, but I'll definitely try to read pedantically in specific sections if requested.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My technical skills are very good, and my style critiquing skills are passable. In particular, I'll mercilessly tear apart spelling, grammar, and punctuation issues. I also try to keep an eye out for varied sentence beginnings/structure, overused words, and unclear pronouns. The latter I don't emphasize as much though, mostly because I don't want to force my style on you. The only style that I will definitely point out is a plethora of passive voice sentences that jumped out of the screen to slap me in the face.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I don't put much effort into content. If your characters are OOC all the time or your story has been told before a million times, I won't comment or possibly even notice. And unless your story happens to be about marching band, I probably won't think to check on whether or not something you've written is realistic or not.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I like comedy, romance, and adventure. My favorite pairings are usually m/m. I like the original and outrageous. Although I usually won't notice a story's banality, something that's so "out there" that it couldn't have been thought of before is much more likely to spark interest in me.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'm not good with very dark themes. Ideas like suicide, drug abuse, self-mutilation, or rampant character death turn me off. Some sadder themed stories are fine, but if yours starts out desperate, is filled with angst in the middle, and ends tragically, my mental self-defense mechanisms will make me lose interest.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Card Captor Sakura
Game Final Fantasy VIII
Game Final Fantasy X
Anime Fruits Basket
Anime Fushigi Yuugi
Anime Junjō Romantica
Anime Kyo kara Maoh!/今日からマ王!
Anime Legal Drug
Anime Loveless
Game Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Anime Saiunkoku Monogatari
Game Skies of Arcadia
Game Tales of Symphonia
Anime Tsubasa Chronicle
Anime X/1999
Anime xxxHOLiC
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Parody
Angst
Fantasy
Tragedy
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship