wintergenisis 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 08-23-11, id: 3191203
Author has written 18 stories | Naruto, Hetalia - Axis Powers, Bleach, and Homestuck.
β : wintergenisis is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I like to work closely with the author, having a very open and informal connection with them while maintaining a business like attitude and approach. While I am an extremely laid back person, and can tolerate other laid back people, I do not like a whole lot of procrastination. Some is fine, I do that myself, and I understand life happens. But I expect people to be at least somewhat serious about this and put in the effort. I want this to become a team thing. I'll stick with you all the way - through the whole fic - unless you want me gone. I prefer to be given a deadline when I am given a chapter/oneshot, and at maximum two extensions. As for my style, I want to be sent some sort of outline of the story first. If you don't have any idea where you're going with it, we'll just go chapter by chapter, and you can bounce ideas off of me if you need to. I will try to help you to the best of my ability with whatever you give me! br /br /

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I like to go over the chapter or oneshot multiple times in chunks, hence why I like to work closely with the author. When I'm going over it, I may ask questions or want to offer some small pieces of advice. When I am finished editing I will send you back a copy completed with all of the spelling errors and blips, grammatical errors, and other little things removed to the best of my ability. I will write up another small document aside to send with it, telling you (and possibly rehashing with you) things I think should be changed, ways to make certain parts better in various ways, etc. This will be a learning experience for both of us. :)

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My strengths include: spelling, basic grammar/sentence structure, suggesting better adjectives so others aren't overused, telling when to use certain pronouns and when some are overused. I also pick out run-on sentences and insert punctuation suggestions. One other thing is that I use correct contractions - its versus it's or your versus you're, etc. I'm incredibly picky. Words to use when people are speaking, like "he queried" or "she inquired" or "he murmured". I'm also very good at descriptive words and descriptions, and tend to take a more Gothic approach to things. (It's a literary term, go look it up.) This is simply a personal preference when I write, so I may tell you at times you're not being near descritptive enough and your narrative is plain and dry. I seem to excel more in first person in my opinion, but I do just fine in third and, if you're feeling a bit Homestuck, second as well. The only reason I feel better in 1st person is that I can convey more emotion and inner dialogue.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Sometimes I can come off as really harsh but I'm actually just being blunt and not sugar coating anything. You might see this as a weakness and request me to be a bit more cautious with my words. I will definitely take that to heart because my intention is to help you, not hurt you. I might also take things personally if you don't take my advice, which is really stupid and I totally recognize that as something that is really stupid. But I won't let that get in the way. I'm really not all that good at horror. I can't write it and can't edit it so I'm no good there. I'm also very, very hard on myself. I think that's probably a weakness, since I think I'm a lot harder on myself than I should be. I can hold me back sometimes.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
As far as the story goes, I'll Beta almost anything! You can't really offend me or anything. Please see the below paragraph in terms of what I'll accept. But anyways, as long as you do the work and you put the effort into it, it's as good as gold! :) My favorite genres are fantasy, angst, crime, supernatural, it's not a genre but romance during war time, action, drama, and I do like romance but the story's gotta get beefed up with something else, ya know? My favorite fandoms that I belong to are Hetalia, Homestuck, Naruto, One Piece, and Bleach. Yes, how typical, right? Yeah I know. Like I said I'll accept anything. I love AU stories. Especially when you get super creative with them. I love OC's too, especially when they are well crafted. But give me a Mary/Gary Sue and I will chuck your fic out the window. Ooooo and those super kinky yet somehow made to be really dangerous Omegaverse stories? Hot DAMN the slash smut is hella hot. But yeah, anything goes here, from yaoi to hetero to yuri, to xeno to mpreg to BSDM to the daddy kink. Like seriously. Everything goes. Well, almost /br /

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You can scroll down and check out all of those random names of anime/manga, books, movies etc. The things I put down there make me automatically consider your story for Beta'ing. This pertains to anime/manga only: if your fandom is not down there then it never hurts to ask about it, it's not that I won't be familiar with it or anything, I just might be a bit pickier. I won't Beta something that doesn't interest me. But sometimes I may not recognize the fandom. Although I am a firm believer that a little research goes a long way, sometimes not even that is enough for the sort of thing that I have been asked to Beta. Now I am much pickier with everything that does not constitute anime or manga. It never hurts to ask, and I might say yes. I might also say no, too, if I'm altogether unfamiliar with whatever object of media this fanfiction stems from. What you should do is shoot me a PM and ask if I am familiar with (picking a very little known book for the sake of example, would be categorized under misc. books) Ketura and Lord Death. I'd say yes, and although that wouldn't mean right off the bat I'd beta it, I'd at least take a look at it. Get it?

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Umm... I'm not too fond of tragedies, because they are depressing. But if there is some sort of feeling of closure, I WILL Beta it. :) I won't do parodies or professional troll fics. I will not go in for Mary Sues. OC's like I said are super cool. Mary/Gary Sues are icky. Nope. BDSM I mentioned earlier is cool but it needs to be consensual, there needs to be a safe word, and the Dom/Domme needs help the Sub with aftercare. There is no treating each other like a Dom/Domme or Sub outside of their sexy times because that's considered abusive. Unless you want an abusive relationship. Then please do talk to me about this. It's just that depending upon how hard core you want your BDSM thing to be, a lot of rules might need to be considered that a fanfic writer might not know about. And it's not really cool when at the end of a fic I have absolutely no idea whether the sex was consensual or not. So case in point is essentially no dubcon BDSM allowed XD Lastly, if you're writing slash fiction, please try to write any women as close to canon as possible. I hate to see female characters collectively turned into bitches by women and many men as well in the fandom and then used as plot devices (again by the women) to move along some random gay relationship. It's seriously bullshit. It's also really sad to watch women tear up strong female characters just because they might like one of the male characters a bit. It's totally sexist. So you can bash characters if you want, but... don't be an idiot about it. If the character is Uzumaki Karin from Naruto, make her a crappy mean hooker, but a BAMF one. If the character is, say, Nami, from One Piece, make her a cunning tsundere /br /br /br /br /br /

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No SasuKarin. NOTP. One more NOTP is AsaKiku. Just no. Sorry. It's petty, I know. I'm sorry. .br /br /br /br /br /

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Um. Also, I can't do stories with characters that are super OOC, unless it's just like, one character (preferably not the main character) and you explain to me why they are out of character, what that has to do with the plot, how that moves it along, etc.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime 07-Ghost
Anime Attack on Titan/進撃の巨人
Cartoon Avatar: Last Airbender
Movie Avengers
Comic Avengers
Comic Batman
Movie Batman Begins/Dark Knight
Anime Bi no Isu/媚の椅子
Anime Blade of the Immortal
Anime Bleach
Book Bleak House
Movie Captain America
Movie Catwoman
Book Chronicles of Narnia
Cartoon Code Lyoko
Movie Count of Monte Cristo
Anime Crimson Spell/クリムゾン・スぺル
Cartoon Danny Phantom
Game Dante's Inferno
Anime Death Note
Game Devil May Cry
Misc Digimon/Pokemon
Book Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Book Dracula
Book East
Cartoon Ed, Edd n Eddy
Anime Elfen Lied
Book Forgotten Realms
Book Frankenstein
Anime Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Anime Gangsta./ギャングスタ
Cartoon Gargoyles
Book Gemma Doyle Trilogy
Movie Gladiator
Game Golden Sun
Book Harry Potter
Anime Hellsing
Anime Hetalia - Axis Powers
Book Hobbit
Comic Homestuck
Movie How to Train Your Dragon
Anime Howl's Moving Castle
Anime Inuyasha
Anime Junjō Romantica
Anime Jyu Oh Sei
Anime K
Anime Kamisama Hajimemashita/神様はじめました
Anime Kirai ja nai kedo/嫌いじゃないけど
Anime Kuroshitsuji
Comic League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Cartoon Legend of Korra
Play Les Misérables
Book Lord of the Rings
Anime Love Pistols/リブレ出版
Anime Loveless
Anime Maiden Rose/百日の薔薇
Comic Marvel
Anime migrated_to_9742
Misc Misc. Anime/Manga
Misc Misc. Books
Anime Mononoke
Anime Naruto
Anime Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan/ぬらりひょんの孫
Anime Nurarihyon no Mago/ぬらりひょんの孫
Anime One Piece
Book Phantom of the Opera
Book Picture of Dorian Gray
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean
Book Pride and Prejudice
Anime Princess Mononoke
Anime Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai/囀る鳥は羽ばたかない
Anime Sekaiichi Hatsukoi
Anime Seven Days
Anime Shiki
Comic Sin City
Anime Soul Eater
Anime Spice and Wolf
Anime Spirited Away
Book Stormbringer trilogy
Cartoon Teen Titans
Cartoon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Anime Togainu no Chi/咎狗の血
Anime Trinity Blood
Anime Tsuki to Mizu no Yoru
Anime Tyrant Falls in Love/恋する暴君
Anime Vampire Knight
Anime Warui Koto Shitai/ワルイ コト シタイ
Anime Wolf Guy/ウルフガイ
Anime Wolf's Rain
Anime Yankee-kun to Megane-chan/ヤンキー君とメガネちゃん
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Fantasy
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship