alienyouthct 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 07-19-02, id: 237207
Author has written 36 stories | Harry Potter, X-Men, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Thor, Brave, 2012, Avengers, Frozen, Mass Effect, Star Wars, Avengers, and My Hero Academia/僕のヒーローアカデミア.
β : alienyouthct is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
To be honest, if you want someone to pet your ego, I am not the beta-reader for you. I've had betas who do that. It's a waste of both the author's time and the beta's time. I recognize that you have your writing style and I have mine, and that they may not be similar. However, there are rules of the English language that need to be followed. To quote a fellow author, "Shitty grammar is not a valid writing style." Properly spelled words, matching verb tenses, properly applied punctuation... these things are all my friends. If you'd like them to be your friends too, I can help.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
As mentioned above, spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc. I have a particular affinity for helping write the perspective of dark or mentally disturbed characters because I myself am mentally ill. And while it technically doesn't count as 'my' strength, I do have a lesbian sister and several of her friends to draw on if you want some help fine-tuning your femmeslash.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Plotting. If you want someone to help you organize your main plot and ten subplots for your story so that everything unfolds at the proper pace, I am not your man. Probably because most of my work seems to be studies in characters or pairings. But no matter how you slice it, I can't offer much help in that arena.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Anything with Luna Lovegood (HP), Fleur Delacour (HP), Dawn Summers (BtVS), Illyria (AtS), or Black Cat (Spider-Man). Femmeslash especially. Anything that's... well, I say different but a lot of people seem to think their rehash of the same idea for the fiftieth time is 'new' or 'exciting'. Consider it a challenge then, eh? Show me something I haven't seen before, because I've seen a lot and I'd love to be surprised.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Slash, mpreg, and all things associated with two men being together. I have nothing against two men who choose to love each other or fiction about it, I've just come to the realization that some of the most loathsome, crime against humanity fanfics I've ever read come from this category, and accordingly I'd rather avoid all slash than potentially be exposed to more of those stories.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Angel
Misc Buffy X-overs
Tv Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
Book Harry Potter
Comic Spider-Man
Tv Stargate: Atlantis
Comic Young Avengers
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for