Draconic Mage 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 09-02-09, id: 2071376
Author has written 6 stories | Yu-Gi-Oh, Kingdom Hearts, Fruits Basket, Inuyasha, and Vampires.
β : Draconic Mage is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I like reading stories based on animes I'm familiar with, and I prefer to stay away from stories based on classics such as Lord of the Rings or Star Wars. I typically look at the overall flow of the story and whether there's anything awkward, but I can look at spelling and grammar too. I'll point out anything that glares out, or I can get into specifics, depending on what you would like for me to do.
I would prefer not reading anything with chat speak or high levels of cliches and slang, unless it's appropriate to the speech of a particular character or simulating some sort of IM or text conversation. If the plot isn't obvious or the characters are underdeveloped, I'll let you know. Cursing is fine, if it's used appropriately. I see no need to cuss just to be vulgar, so make it relevant.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm pretty good at looking at the flow of a story and character development is my strong point. If things don't make sense or if the characters seem flat, I can tell you. I can find awkward statements quickly and I don't take long to proofread. If there are obvious spelling and grammar mistakes, I can point them out. I also have a somewhat extensive vocabulary.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I don't always know the finer points of grammar, i.e. when to use a dash versus a parenthesis or necessarily whether a comma is placed correctly. I do sometimes look at spelling differently (use British instead of American spellings).
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I prefer to read anime stories from Fruits Basket, Spiral, Yu-Gi-Oh, Yu Yu Hakusho, Inuyasha, Rurouni Kenshin, .Hack//Sign, Saint Seiya, and a few others. I can let you know on a case-by-case basis.
Game stories include Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII, and Kingdom Hearts. May be willing to beta others.
I'll beta stories based on books/shows/movies I'm familiar with. That's all case-by-case too. I'm pretty flexible.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
No Naruto, Death Note, or Dragonball stories. Sorry, but I don't like them.
No classic literature or cult classic movies (Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, etc.) You can send me the story and I'll let you know if it's a classic or not.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime .hack/SIGN
Book A song of Ice and Fire
Anime AIR
Anime Alichino
Comic Bizenghast
Anime Card Captor Sakura
Anime Cyborg 009
Anime D N Angel
Anime Demon Diary
Anime Detective Conan/Case Closed
Anime Digimon
Anime Duel Masters
Anime Fruits Basket
Anime Fullmetal Alchemist
Anime G-Gundam
Anime Gundam Seed
Anime Inuyasha
Anime Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne
Anime Kiki's Delivery Service
Anime Outlaw Star
Anime Princess Mononoke
Anime Princess Tutu
Anime Ranma
Anime Red River/天は赤い河のほとり
Anime Rurouni Kenshin
Anime Sailor Moon
Anime Saint Seiya
Anime Shaman King
Anime Spiral
Anime Spirited Away
Anime Tenchi Muyo
Anime Tokyo Mew Mew
Anime Witch Hunter Robin
Anime Yu Yu Hakusho
Anime Yu-Gi-Oh
Anime Yu-Gi-Oh GX
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for