The Pencil of the Gods 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 04-16-11, id: 2849276
Author has written 13 stories | Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Rosario + Vampire, Touhou Project, Twilight, Campione!/カンピオーネ!, Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Fire Emblem, Familiar of Zero, and Fate/stay night.
β : The Pencil of the Gods is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Firstly my schedule as a beta-reader: Don't worry, I am almost always active and can respond on a near daily basis if required - and ONLY if required. The general behavior I take in regards to being a beta reader, is that I am rather fair when it comes handing out criticism, but I will point out flaws when I see them.

Secondly, in regards to the stories or chapters you would hand me, I will also want to talk to you about where your story is headed and might even think you should change bits and pieces of the plot if they don't make sense or are contradictory. If you don't want to, that's fine with me - it's your story after all - but I will strongly recommend it.

I understand that most authors don't like it when something like the plot is touched, but beta-readers do more than check grammar. I feel that so long as the over all core of the story remains untouched, there should be no problem with adjusting the plot.

Also, submit your chapters to me ONLY if I've finished with a previous one, I'm a human not a robot.

Lastly, I will, with all my power, utterly crush character designs the moment I feel it has they are forming a Mary-Sue. At this point I may come off as slightly harsher than usual, but I feel that it is a necessary reaction.

Note: I would enjoy having feedback when beta-reading your story. So if you disagree with my choices, tell me why, I am open to constructive criticism.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Paragraphing, spelling, and characterization are my main forte' when it comes to pure writing. I also have some skill in seeing errors within stories, such as plot holes and inconsistent characterization.

Also, if your story happens to involve topics like philosophy and social issues, expect me to be even more critical of your work - one of my peeves are people pretending to be deeper than the actually are, when in fact their as deep as glass of water.

I specialize the most at fight scenes and character dialogue.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm not good at setting up romantic atmospheres or romance in general. Humor is another weakness I have, though it's not as weak as my romance.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Crossovers are my cup of tea here, but I can do regular fics as well. I'm also somewhat competent with OC-centric stories.

I am fine with most genre's but I am fond of Adventure/Action, just don't expect me to do too well with romance, though I won't refuse.

Canon-divergent stories are also something I can work on.

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
No yaoi, no questions asked. Honestly, these days you can't even write a story about brotherly bonding without some ass-hat turning it into brotherly-bondage. I have no problems with homosexual pairings, but building a story entirely on the sexuality of two characters (particularly characters that already have a canon love interest, or at least, a canon preference) irritates me extremely.

That asides, I also won't do anything coming close to what's known as a 'bashfic' and I won't help with self-inserts.

Beta Preferences
Language: English & Filipino
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Game Fallout
Anime Familiar of Zero
Game Fire Emblem
Anime Gunslinger Girl
Book Harry Potter
Anime High School DxD/ハイスクールD×D
Anime Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
Anime Negima! Magister Negi Magi/魔法先生ネギま!
Book Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Anime Rosario + Vampire
Game Touhou Project
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Supernatural
Suspense
Fantasy
Spiritual
Tragedy
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship