TheLoZKing 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 12-15-09, id: 2180143
Author has written 7 stories | Earthbound, Legend of Zelda, Hamtaro, Digimon, Lucky Star, Shantae, and Pokémon.
β : TheLoZKing is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I have been on fanfiction since December of 2009. I've gone through a lot of usernames, but I've always been the same person. A person who loves to write stories for people to enjoy, and who loves to enjoy stories people have written. My reason for starting to accept beta requests is that I want to start giving back to this community. The five-and-a-half years I've been on fanfiction have been simply amazing, and I wish to show my thanks. I look forward to working with plenty of writers who need a little helping hand.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am very picky about variety in the descriptions of things such as conversations. Using the word "said" over and over again is one of my pet peeves as far as writing goes. Variety in general is something I have improved in substantially since I first started out here on fanfiction. However, too much variety is every bit as bad as none at all. You want your reader to be pulled in by painting the scene before them, but you also want to be concise and to-the-point. I have found a formula that works fairly well and look forard to putting it to use to help people who struggle to find that balance.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I have tendencies to come off as someone half my age. I've been trying my best to remedy this, so hopefully this problem doesn't persist for too much longer. It's difficult, because it usually happens when I'm trying to explain my side of an issue to someone, and I say the wrong thing or say something the wrong way, and I make things worse. I will say that it's not always my fault, however. There have been a handfull of instances where the other person simply got overly defensive or simply didn't want to listen, so the blame can't really be placed on me. Other than that, though, I admit that on occasion I have trouble in saying the right things the right way. I will do my best to overcome this problem and become someone who anyone can approach without fear.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Romance stories about the couples I have listed in my profile (Because that's why they're there), adventure stories, mysteries (murder mysteries too, but only if they're not overly gory to the point where they would be rated M), parodies/X version of Y type stories (e.g. A Sonic the Hedgehog version of a Disney Movie).
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Tragedies, most horror fics (the exceptions being where the horror is part of a murder mystery which again cannot go into M-rated territory), romance of any couple not listed in my profile (Deal with it), and anything dealing with OathkeeperRoxasXNamine, HyruleKing, or Aquasprite. (Oathkeeper blocks people just for trying to help, HyruleKing is too obsessed with OC's, and SuperSaiyanCrash's profile says everything you need to know about Aquasprite.) Also, I will never, ever beta read any crackfics. Ever.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » T
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Game Donkey Kong Country
Game Earthbound
Anime Hamtaro
Game Harvest Moon
Game Legend of Zelda
Game Mario
Cartoon My Little Pony
Game Pokémon
Game Sonic the Hedgehog
Game Super Smash Brothers
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
Romance
Adventure
Mystery
Parody
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Friendship