Ducks In Top Hats 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 11-26-11, id: 3466310
Author has written 1 story | Leviathan series.
β : Ducks In Top Hats is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm not very good at finishing my own writing projects, but I adore reading the works of others. I can be nit-picky, but for the most part I focus on the big picture, like plots, where the story is going, et cetera. If you don't have a super clear idea of the direction of your story, or you're having trouble with characters, I'm more than willing to help. I have very few limits; rape and other graphic scenes don't really bother me, as long as it's well written. I do ask that you're able to form complete sentences and your characterization is accurate. I can be very blunt and won't try to sugarcoat any flaws that I find, but for the most part, I'm pretty friendly and easy to get along with.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm pretty good at catching grammatical and spelling errors, as well as fixing sentences or paragraphs that don't seem to flow very well. My biggest strength is probably helping with plot ideas and filling in holes, as well as characterization-not making OCs too generic and flat, or making sure that an established character is not OOC by an excessive margin.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I can be quite lazy, and I have a tendency to neglect things I find boring or uninteresting. However, I try to be as punctual and quick as possible. I'm not fond of having to wait a week for a response, so I try not to make others wait, as well. (Edit: I'm a full time student and am very busy with academics and a social life, thus my replies will inevitably be a bit late.) I also have a perchance for drama in stories, and can sometimes push it a wee bit too far, though this is usually a personal issue and not one I often impose on others.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I have a very sadistic streak, so I'm partial to dark fics, angst, physical abuse, and the like. I honestly have no boundaries when it comes to those things. I like dynamic plots, characters, and variety. (For example, nothing that is wholly angst, romance, yadda yadda.) OCs are fine, as long as they're not stagnant and stereotypical.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'm not a huge fan of slash, or at least not the lovey-dovey kind. Mpreg and genderbend fics are not my cup of tea, likewise with AU that varies a considerable amount from the original universe.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Cartoon Avatar: Last Airbender
Cartoon Danny Phantom
Tv Dexter
Tv Doctor Who
Anime Fullmetal Alchemist
Tv Game of Thrones
Anime Howl's Moving Castle
Anime K
Cartoon Legend of Korra
Book Leviathan series
Anime Mushishi
Anime Princess Mononoke
Movie Rise of the Guardians
Tv Sherlock
Anime Spirited Away
Movie Star Trek: 2009
Cartoon Teen Titans
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for