celestehalcyon 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 12-05-09, id: 2168698
Author has written 13 stories | Tsubasa Chronicle, xxxHOLiC, Black Cat, Kyo kara Maoh!/今日からマ王!, Hetalia - Axis Powers, and Card Captor Sakura.
β : celestehalcyon is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Frankly, all writers can be beta-readers of their own - they themselves can be their own critic. Other people like me are just here to give you a second opinion on them. Basically, I'd focus less on the writing style and more on the grammar and flow of the story (unless you explicitly ask me to do so). Saying so, I'm generally supportive and quite lax when things go smoothly - just, don't give me deadly deadlines...
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm a big fan of different perspectives, and often try to extract as much info on a single instance as needed. I have surprised other writers on the "what-if" scenarios that I give them and I have been told that they help quite a bit, especially when they encounter some bouts of writer's block. I've also written so many technical papers (both from college and at work) so I'm fairly good when technical and professional stuff needs to be looked over.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Because I'm so supportive, I may mince my words to the point of not really critiquing a work. Also sometimes, I get so engrossed on the intricacies on a single instance that I tend to lose focus or stray from the story.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'm pretty much game for most genres. Still, I prefer to remain in my comfort zone of Fantasy, Action/Adventure and Slice of Life. And of course, the animes/mangas and books I've listed in my general profile (ex. Tsubasa Chronicle, Hetalia, Yuri on Ice).
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Because I get too easily affected by heavy angst, I may not be the critical kind of beta-reader you need for that. I can probably handle some amounts of gore and violence, but no explicit rape scenes and tragic endings or resolutions please! Other things that squick me: infidelity (cheating) as a main plotline, certain extreme sexual acts (PM for specifics), major character deaths with no comfort (but this varies on the character; PM for specifics).
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Card Captor Sakura
Anime Hetalia - Axis Powers
Anime Natsume Yūjin-Chō
Anime Tsubasa Chronicle
Anime xxxHOLiC
Anime Yuri!!! on Ice
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for