Alumina 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 07-17-10, id: 2452493
Author has written 48 stories | Pokémon, Tai Chi Chasers/태극천자문, Mega Man, Yu-Gi-Oh, Card Captor Sakura, Monster Racers, Amulet, Death Note, Future Card Buddyfight/フューチャーカード バディファイト, Professor Layton, and Voltron: Legendary Defender.
β : Alumina is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I've been writing for over ten years and spend most of my free time writing in my fanfictions or other projects. The more I write, the more I learn how to write better. br /

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I'll mainly help with the simple stuff like checking for typos and small mistakes that might be missed and for possible plot holes. I can try to help with other areas like suspense and character development. I'm more comfortable with guy/girl /

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Gender-benders will depend on who the character is. I'm really not the Beta reader for people that like tough criticism because I can be too nice. I can also help with description, to a point; like with showing and not telling. I'll be adding more categories as I finish either the games, manga or the /

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I can help with character names and if I really like the story I'll help with story and plot ideas. I can help younger writers improve their stories. I can be picky with how accurate stuff is, like a character using a power or something they can't use. For Pokemon stories I can help with move/ability combinations, such as a Lilligant having the ability Own Tempo (prevents confusion) with the move Petal Dance (causes confusion when finished); along with move/ability/item combinations and combinations for multiple Pokemon. If this is done correctly it can add another layer to a story, making it more realistic and interesting. I don't usually read cross-overs unless the categories go well together. (An example of what would probably NOT go together is a very shonen anime such as Dragon Ball cross over with a very shojo anime like Pretty Cure.)br /

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For those wondering about "my standards" those always change depending on the category and the genre. I'm easily amused, so...br /br /br /

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I might Beta a fandom I do not have listed, depending on what it is. There is currently maybe around 10 - 15 that I have not listed yet because I'm not finished watching/reading/playing it yet.

For some anime/games/manga, like Pokemon, YuGiOh, MegaMan (RockMan)and Digimon, I'm not caught up completely on the anime, but I know enough otherwise to give basic help. For some fandoms, like /YuGiOh/Digimon/ MegaMan(RockMan), I'll have only watched certain seasons.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm best at fantasy. I will read first person but I can't exactly write in it... yet. I do like romance, but nothing too strong. I am getting better at the cute stuff like hug and kiss moments.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I can't write that well in first person, but I am learning. I have a hard time getting into the main character's head. I do know some about first person writing, which might help.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Fantasy. The kind of Megaman I'm used to is NT. Warrior/Battle Network and Starforce (mainly games. Still watching anime) so far. The Phantasy Star that I know is Zero and /br /

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I read fantasy a lot, especially if it involves a favorite pairing or guy character (and for those who worry they don't have that character involved, don't worry about that too much.) br /br /br /

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If a favorite character is mentioned in a summary (and not listed as one of the characters), I'll most likely still read it.

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I don't really like strong language, strong romance, or older content. And I don't like strong violence.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » T
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Comic Amulet
Book Animal Ark Series
Anime Battle B-Daman
Anime Card Captor Sakura
Anime Cardfight!! Vanguard/CARDFIGHT!! ヴァンガード
Anime Celestial Method/天体のメソッド
Cartoon Chaotic
Anime Deltora Quest/デルトラクエスト
Anime Digimon
Anime Dinosaur King
Game Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights
Anime Dragon Drive
Game Dragon Quest Series
Book Dragonriders of Pern series
Anime Fortune Arterial
Anime Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Anime Future Card Buddyfight/フューチャーカード バディファイト
Game Golden Sun
Book Half Moon Investigations
Book Harry Potter
Anime Howl's Moving Castle
Game Kingdom Hearts
Game Kirby
Book Last Dragon Chronicles
Anime Letter Bee/テガミバチ
Game Lost In Blue
Game Magi-Nation
Anime Majin Bone/マジンボーン
Anime Medabots
Game Mega Man
Game Monster Racers
Anime Natsume Yūjin-Chō
Game Neopets
Game Okami
Anime Ōkami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi/オオカミさんと七人の仲間たち
Anime One Week Friends/一週間フレンズ
Game Phantasy Star
Game Pokémon
Anime Prétear
Game Radiant Historia
Book Septimus Heap
Anime Shugo Chara!
Game Sonic the Hedgehog
Anime Sonic X
Game Spectrobes
Anime Sword Art Online/ソードアート・オンライン
Cartoon Tai Chi Chasers/태극천자문
Game Tales of the Abyss
Anime Tsubasa Chronicle
Game World Ends With You
Anime Your lie in April/四月は君の嘘
Anime Yu-Gi-Oh
Anime Yu-Gi-Oh GX
Anime Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Anime Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL
Anime Yuki Yuna is a Hero/結城友奈は勇者である
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Adventure
Mystery
Supernatural
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Spiritual
Friendship