L. C. Darius 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 11-05-08, id: 1734055
Author has written 5 stories | StarTrek: The Next Generation.
β : L. C. Darius is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm a picky reader and, thus, a picky beta. I don't want to waste my time or yours by mincing words, so if you're easily offended, I'm probably not a good match for you. Characterization is important, so be ready and willing to justify pretty much everying. It's my belief that anyone has the potential to be a fantastic writer with enough practice, help, and effort. I'm very willing to help out! I love beta-ing almost more than writing my own stuff!
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm good with grammar, word-choice, and formatting, picky about dialogue, and a stickler for characterization. I read all the time and feel like I've got a pretty good grasp of the subtleties of the English language.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
In terms of plot development, I tend to accept what the author has. I can tell you whether a character isn't behaving like himself, but I won't say a plot is cheesy or unlikely or cliche, for the most part, unless it's really not working.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I read and write romance with other genres thrown in. As such, the characters I'm comfortable with are the characters in the pairings I favour, so I won't read other pairings.

Star Trek TNG: Picard/Crusher

Star Trek TOS: Spock/Saavik, Sarek/Amanda, McCoy/Chapel

Star Trek DS9: Kira/Odo

Labyrinth: Sarah/Jareth

Harry Potter: Hermione Granger/Severus Snape

Lie To Me: Cal/Gillian

Avengers: Peel/Steed

Northern Exposure: Maggie/Joel

X Files: Mulder/Scully

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Given my preferences, this is a bit redundant, but I won't read fics with an original character as a love interest. I don't think I've ever run across one I really like. Other than that, I'll read pretty much anything.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Avengers
Book Harry Potter
Movie Labyrinth
Tv Lie to Me
Tv Northern Exposure
Tv StarTrek: Deep Space Nine
Tv StarTrek: The Next Generation
Tv StarTrek: The Original Series
Tv X-Files
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Spiritual
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship