FaceMeltor 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 03-11-11, id: 2786181
Author has written 3 stories | Puella Magi Madoka Magica/魔法少女まどか★マギカ, and Black★Rock Shooter.
β : FaceMeltor is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I visit some of the more gruff locations on the net so my critique style is rather direct, I hope you don't mind people yelling at you when you mess stuff up badly. I'd prefer getting flamed for good writing rather than getting praised for shit writing and I project this unto others whom I review. If you can handle that then I am sure we will be able to get along just fine and both draw helpful lessons from our cooperation.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I speak English and German fluidly and can read and write Latin. I know some French too but I wouldn't count on it. I have a rather advaced education in analysis and interpretation of texts, I don't know how it compares internationally but I suppose it's at least minor college degree like. I like to write myself and I try to make my own fics stick to the style or atmosphere of the original. I would be able to help you streamline a story if there's too much stuff stuck to it that's not strictly necessary.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I tend to put works I read in two categories: Like or Dislike, or as I tag them, Readable or Unreadable. Those I dislike I quit reading after a handful of pages. Those I like I stick to and will probably plow through in a mater of hours, no mater how questionable the quality or how long the fic is. I can, obviously, only give proper reviews of the latter category. If the Readability stayed alright but the plot or characters took a turn for the retarded later on (in my perception, at least) as I already got invested into the story I have a tendency to flip my shit and start yelling at people. If that happens then please excuse me or try to respond to the flames if you can, a day or two later I'll probably be cooled off enough to have a proper discussion if you didn't blow me off in the interim.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I suppose I'm up for anything, really. As long as you can write straight without the spell- / grammarchecker going ballistic. Though some of my favourite books are rather dark and serious (Faust, Heart of Darkness) I love me a good lighthearted story every now and then. Don't be afraid to ask me.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
No yaoi.
Beta Preferences
Language: English & GermanLatin
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Game Alan Wake
Anime Black★Rock Shooter
Anime Familiar of Zero
Anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica/魔法少女まどか★マギカ
Game Space Station 13
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for