kandisi 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 02-12-03, id: 342267
Author has written 53 stories | Tekken, South Park, Sailor Moon, House, M.D., Heroes, Anime X-overs, Inuyasha, Final Destination, Skulls, Blades of Glory, A Scanner Darkly, I Love Lucy, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Supernatural.
β : kandisi is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I really don't think I am a super beta-reader on any grounds (when it comes to my own fics, at least), but I'm always willing to lend a hand to anyone who wants it. I have beta-read fics before, primarily that of my close IRL or online friends, but as long as I have the time, I saw no reason as to why I couldn't try lending a hand to other people. I have most often been asked to beta-read over fics involving more graphic scenes, including PWP. I have mainly beta-read video game fanfics, and have helped people with fight scenes between characters from fighting games like Tekken or Mortal Kombat, though I have also beta-read fanfics for animes I have never seen or books I have never read to help a person catch typos. I am very familiar with almost ALL horror movies and many sci-fi movies, so if someone wants me to read over a fic pertaining to these categories I am very willing to do so.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I've been told my greatest strength is dialogue, but neh, who knows... lol. I can help with punctuation and quotations, and I can catch run-ons and repeat words, and I have also finally come to learn the nature of dialogue tag-line abuse. I can also help with descriptions relating to a character's thoughts, appearance, or general mood. If a fic is longer, I can help a person word things in a way that will tie up lose ends if that is the author's wish. If a person just needs me to help clean up the general writing style of a fic, I can do that as well. If the fic pertains to a franchise I am more familiar with, I can also help with character development if asked.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I can sometimes miss words which sound the same but are spelt differently, as in "bare" or "bear", and I can also miss similarly spelt words such as "ample" or "amble". If a fic is lacking in description relating to canon scenery around the characters such as their work place or household, I probably won't catch it because I see it by default in my head. I can also sometimes miss little words such as "the", "a", "it", etc, every so often if they are missing from a sentence, since my mind will somehow insert the missing word into it, especially if I am speed-reading.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'll read just about anything. :) I suppose I am very fond of yaoi/slash and yuri/femslash, but I DO fancy mainstream and het pairings very much as well. I also like stories that focus on a single character's thoughts relating to an event or to another character, or fics where two characters simply talk things over. I love fics with a sense of humor, be it crazy or dark. I love 'what if?' scenarios. I fancy murder mysteries. I adore horror stories. Also certain lovable dramas or wacky comedies.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I must admit I never was partial to Mary-Sues or Mary-Stus, or to fic centering completely around an original character - unless the fic regards a horror franchise. However, I will absolutely not read fanfiction whose primary intent is to bash or 'hate on' the character(s) in a way that could be considered offensive; such as fic that blatantly attacks a character for their depicted sexuality in canon or in the fic, their race, nationality, or their spiritual beliefs or lack thereof. If these topics are explored in fic, I definitely do not mind at all, I just do not want to read about the character(s) being attacked/hated on/made fun of over the topics /br /br /

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Also, as much as I hate to admit it, I'm not very fond of beta-reading fics that would require my efforts specifically to re-write the entire story... If someone who is not very familiar with the English language as a primary is looking for someone to help them translate a fic to English, I'm not the person to ask, as I only know English and some German. :P

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie 17 Again
Movie 28 Days Later
Movie 28 Weeks Later
Movie A Nightmare on Elm Street
Movie A Scanner Darkly
Anime Ai no Kusabi
Movie August Rush
Book Beowulf
Movie Blade
Movie Blades of Glory
Game BlazBlue
Cartoon Care Bears
Movie Catch Me If You Can, 2002
Movie Children of the Corn
Book Color Purple
Tv Columbo
Movie Cursed
Game Dance Dance Revolution
Movie Dark City
Movie Dead Man on Campus
Game Dead or Alive
Movie Death Becomes Her
Anime Earthian
Anime Elfen Lied
Movie Faculty
Anime FAKE
Movie Final Destination
Movie Freaky Friday, 2003
Movie Friday the 13th
Movie Gattaca
Tv Gilligan's Island
Movie Good Son
Anime Gravitation
Play Grease
Movie Halloween
Movie Hancock
Movie Harold and Kumar series
Anime Hellsing
Tv Heroes
Tv House, M.D.
Book I Am Legend
Tv I Love Lucy
Movie I, Robot
Movie Identity
Movie IT
Movie Jeepers Creepers
Tv Law and Order: SVU
Book Left Behind
Movie Leprechaun
Tv Little House on the Prairie
Anime Loveless
Movie Men In Black
Misc Misc. Movies
Misc Misc. Tv Shows
Game Mortal Kombat
Tv Murder She Wrote
Game Namco × Capcom
Movie Paranormal Activity
Misc Parodies and Spoofs
Tv Queer as Folk
Anime Sailor Moon
Movie Saw
Movie Skulls
Tv Smallville
Game Sonic the Hedgehog
Cartoon South Park
Tv Supernatural
Game Tekken
Movie The Happening
Tv Three's Company
Movie Trainspotting
Movie Wild Things
Movie X-Men: The Movie
Anime Yami no Matsuei
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Parody
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Spiritual
Tragedy
Western
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship