Aquaheart 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 03-13-10, id: 2287091
Author has written 7 stories | Naruto.
β : Aquaheart is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I go into a story with an open mind, not looking for little grammatical errors or for other small things. I will however, look at the character development and see how the setting is written. I don't go looking (emphasis on 'looking') for grammatical mistakes because if the story is crap, then who cares about how great the grammar is? It still sucks. I want to help create a story that has a well thought out and defined plot, not just a simple 100 word story. I will read one-shots, but even then, I would prefer that they not be too short. I expect spell check to be used and for you to follow all the rules of this site; which is something I know you're doing anyway.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Like most everyone on Fanfiction, I'm pretty good at spelling and grammar, but I have to say that my real forte would be at reading descriptive and detailed pieces. I'm not saying that I write them perfectly, but I'm working on it. Pieces that are mostly descriptive or evoke a lot of emotions can be beta-read by me pretty well. I prefer not to just look at the grammatical parts of the story, but to read the fic as a whole and to determine it from there. I can and will fix some grammatical errors, but I won't go into the story focusing on that alone. As I said before, my mind is going to help with the story plot or character development, not grammar. I will read fics with little dialogue as well as maybe 50%-75% dialogue, but nothing more than that, otherwise it just gets boring.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I can't write super intense, detailed fics myself. However, I know what a reader wants (as I would be one) and because of that, I would be able to point out the parts that could use help. Keeping characters in character can sometimes be a challenge when dealing with more stoic and passive characters and as such, I can't tell when my own characters are OOC. For some reason though, I can tell when someone else's are. Keeping a balance of dialogue and descriptions are definitely things that I am working on. I'm not too good at reading humor fics either, so I wouldn't recommend myself to beta a humor story.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'm open to pretty much anything, but as I said earlier, descriptive and 'mood' pieces would get the best work.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Yuri, incest, lemons, and limes. Yoai is only ok with me for one exception; The Gentlemen's Alliance Cross. The love between either MagurixMaora or ShizumasaxMaguri are the absolute only yaoi stories that I will read and even then, only slight yaoi. I don't want to end up reading a hard core guy-on-guy fic.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Gentlemen's Alliance Cross/紳士同盟†
Anime Naruto
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Angst
Tragedy
Hurt/Comfort