athenesolon 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 09-01-08, id: 1682954
Author has written 7 stories | Superman, and Lois and Clark.
β : athenesolon is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I tend to be picky about characterization so unless you have an explainable reason why they do X when canon says they would do Y you need to be able to explain to me either in the author's note or directly why you've decided to go that route. It's only in those cases that I get REALLY picky. I'll try and help with grammar but other than asking you to explain/re-write a sentence that doesn't make sense I try to stay away from that. I expect whoever I beta to have a firm grasp on the character as it's based in canon before they go anywhere with a story. I am also VERY picky about canon if I know it. Most of the ones I've chosen are because I am extremely familiar with both characterizations of them and the canon behind the characterizations. One of my most aggravating things is to see someone who loves Smallville fic ragging on comic book or Lois and Clark for canon that is different from Smallville. I'm VERY forgiving with crossing over a character if they do not have a character equivalent within that universe (ex. Dr. Klein from LnC in a Movieverse fic) but if the canon that they have with the character doesn't jive with the uni then the back-story for how they met and whatnot should change accordingly. This is when an author gets to stretch their writing chops when it comes to characterization.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I don't know of anything that I extremely excel at other than enjoying reading. Oh! I think I can help a TON with dance scenes. They're my favorite scene to read and write as dancing is a bit of an obsession of mine. I will point out things that I like in a story.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I tend to be VERY blunt. I will apologize on this in advance because I've been told when reviewing that I tend to be harsh when I'm negative. Also I can't guarantee a quick turnaround on anything. Plus I have trouble organizing things at times and as a result sometimes I can seem very wishy-washy.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Romance is my favorite and I don't mind action but it has to be a very balanced story (tinge of friendships/relationships) for me to be happy with that sort of thing.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Main Character snuff otherwise I will read just about everything... Crackfic tends to turn me off due to my preference for true to characterization writing.

I also have a hard time wrapping my mind around slash so most slash is a no-go (it's just that my mind doesn't like going there for some reason). I also will never consider a current age Superman/Wonder Woman, that ship has sailed imo. Clark/OC grate on me a lot of the time. The canon for his pairing seems very firm to me and as a result I can't seem to wrap my head around it.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Play Annie
Movie Beauty and the Beast
Movie Cinderella
Game Clue
Comic DC Elseworlds
Tv Eureka
Cartoon Gargoyles
Book Great Expectations
Misc Greek Mythology
Tv Lois and Clark
Movie Mary Poppins
Play Music Man
Movie My Fair Lady
Movie Singin' in the Rain
Movie Somewhere in Time
Tv Stargate: Atlantis
Comic Superman
Movie Superman
Movie The Music Man
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Drama
Mystery
Angst
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Spiritual
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship