VAPX007 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 07-22-10, id: 2459507
Author has written 30 stories | DarkWing Duck, Count Duckula, StarTrek: Other, Looney Tunes, Alvin and the chipmunks, StarTrek: The Original Series, Doctor Who, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
β : VAPX007 is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I come from the worlds of Disney and Star Trek, in as much that I believe in Happy Endings and proper bad guys. What better way to exemplify a Happy Ending than with a galactic struggle in the middle? Better yet, the hero/ine also learns something new for herself while defeating the bad guy. While it needs its ups and downs, I feel reading a fictional story should be an overall positive experience for the reader. My attitude is that a sad ending is not an ending at all but a 'to be continued'.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Writing and making sense of what you write. The things I look out for in a story that I am editing are: Pacing: all parts of your story should feel as equally important and grand! Sentences: I've almost cried reading a story where the ideas were wonderful ... but oh dear! If you have tragic trouble with making your sentences work in one way or another, it would make my day to help someone like you. Grammer: I am not perfect in this area for sure. But I've figured out how to fix passive sentences and I'm almost sure that I've got at least some of those commas and semicolons going in the right spots. Its and it's, dragged not drug, past tense/present tense ... who notices these things? I do. If you need help in the sentence area, I'm sure I can help.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I am passionate about what I've learned about putting a story together and will rain it down upon you if I get the idea that you don't know it yet. If there are many little grammatical things you will get a long email with me explaining solutions. If there is one structural issue that hits me you will get a long email with me explaining the thousand ways of why it's an issue complete with a solution. I generally focus on structure more than anything else because I work so hard on mine.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Action, Science Fiction and Horror are my main writing categories and so I have experience with these.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
What I'm not interested in is soap operas: She's pregnant, he's married, it's such an endlessly tragic saga. Sorry, I just don't care. It's bland, washed out ordinary real life in a faulty guise. Give this sort of thing to me and I will ask you what species will the baby be hybrid with, the unhuman characteristics they will be born with and when will the bounty hunters and secret government agents arrive on the scene. Unhappy endings. I just spent all that time getting to enjoy these characters only to see half (or all) of them die. Sorry, I just find that utterly pointless and terribly unfun. There are some rare (and definitely brief) exceptions but generally no. Where the option is available to me, I elect not to read things that make me miserable. Also I know nothing about Yu Gi Oh Cho Yo or Pokemon.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Cartoon Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
Movie Addams Family
Cartoon Addams Family
Cartoon Alvin and the chipmunks
Tv Angel
Movie Batman
Cartoon Bounty Hamster
Tv Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
Cartoon Count Duckula
Cartoon Danger Mouse
Cartoon DarkWing Duck
Cartoon Dexter's Laboratory
Cartoon Disney
Tv Doctor Who
Movie Dracula
Tv Farscape
Cartoon Futurama
Movie Galaxy Quest
Movie Hocus Pocus
Movie Hoodwinked!
Cartoon Inspector Gadget
Cartoon Lilo & Stitch
Cartoon Looney Tunes
Movie Men In Black
Cartoon Ninja Turtles
Cartoon Scooby Doo
Cartoon Sesame Street
Tv StarTrek: The Next Generation
Tv StarTrek: The Original Series
Tv StarTrek: Voyager
Cartoon SuperTed
Cartoon Tiny Toon Adventures
Tv True Blood
Tv Worst Witch
Tv X-Files
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Parody
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Western
Crime
Family
Friendship