|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Okay, first time writer and beta reader, so im not sure how to describe my style...
i could say unique, but unique is now the new cliched, dont you know?
what you can expect... i will accept most fics sent my way (since there'll probably be like 3) and will try to give sensible or at least helpful feedback, instead of just good job. i can be a massively pedantic grammer nazi.. but i also IM ppl on mah comps, so i kan sp34k teh l337 $P34k... but apparently not very well ;.;
generally ill read through a fic, correcting grammer/spelling as i go, then go back and add areas to flesh out a paragraph, or take out areas that dont make sense... so i guess i beta-read.
there ya go, my style of beta-reading is.. beta reading. glad we got that cleared up :D
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
i suppose my main strength is coming up with ideas... i can usually lay out a basic plotline to continue most stories. i also dont mind simply being a spell-check, because word doesnt pick up on everything -_-
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I have the amazing ability of... PROCRASTINATION, which, when mixed with pure laziness, is capable of putting of almost anything until after its due. isnt that a great power? however, i will endeavor to fulfill any requests i get the day i get them, or asap. the only problem then is making me check for updates everyday.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
i dont really mind- any catagory is fine, however if i dont know the original book/movie etc that you are writing about, then i wont be much help with characters or locations. Still good for being a grammer nazi tho ;P
My favourite genres are; Death Note, Naruto and Labyrinth and if its a request for one of these, then i will most likely accept. Other animes and mangas are welcome, but its not guaranteed that ill do an even remotely good job of beta-ing them. Just a warning.
I also like reading any 'random' fics, ie ones that may be related to the original canon, but really have nuthin to do with it (if that makes sense), random cracky fics, parodies, yaoi (XD)- i am happy to beta any rating fics but see the 'not preferred' bit anyway.
Yaoi (maleXmale) and het (maleXfemale) are my preferred reading (and writing) materials, but i will beta yuri (femaleXfemale)... its just less high up the list*-*the list: Yaoi, Het,--- Yuri, see?
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
This may change, but i am currently just heading into year 11 exams, so kinda strung up on time, therfore i will be less likely to beta stories with heaps of chapters, or over 15,000 words. If its sent in say a chapter a week, in small bite sized portions, that is fine.
I prefer not to beta song fics/poem fics- mainly because i epicly fail at that kind of writing rythym/prose and will probably just stuff it up more .
I am quite happy beta-ing for any rating (K-M) including smexiness, but not reeeally freaky kinks, including oddnesses like 'wound-fucking' or similiar shouldnt-be-there holes (it's squicky -_-)
and rape is a grey area, depending how it is put and what the context is.