The Full Neko Alchemist 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 01-09-01, id: 34928
Author has written 26 stories | Harry Potter, One Piece, Dragon Quest Series, Yu-Gi-Oh GX, Wild Arms, and Valkyrie Profile.
β : The Full Neko Alchemist is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
First, there is one thing you must know:

Working on my novel has left me exhausted. Though I read fanfiction, I may refuse to check your story unless the plotline grips me by the short and curlies. I expect this to happen frequently.

Whilst I am honest, I know it does no good to beat someone. I will be positive in my critical approach and bear in mind your feelings as a human being.

I will use skills gained from writing my novel to check your fanfiction. I shall point out the common mistakes even myself and other skilled writers make, and slap you with the fact simple things are best. 'Said' is a golden word, and I dislike needless descriptions such as '"I'm sorry," apologised Brom'. I follow British English. Whilst I will check your grammar, I understand the use of 'And' to start a sentence is acceptable if it catches the mood.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I adore psychology. It explain motivations, and I portray this in characterisation. I am able to think of how characters would react in all circumstances based on this approach. I am good at not making any character seem cliche. My spelling and grammar are of an acceptable standard, and my desciptions are written to a high standard. I also duel in real life, and am a rulings whore.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I rarely write humour.

As such, I cannot beta for this genre, as I believe humour comes from character. Furthermore, I'm often busy with my writing. Though I will offer you discourse, I often lack the time to converse over every single detail. I also write for select characters. For those who do not interest me, I know of their character, but lack the experience of writing it.

When betaing, I stick to how I perceive those characters would act. If this is different to yours, perhaps it's best you find another person.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Psychological meat. I love characters that are a shade of grey, driven by human emotion.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
YGO GX - Daitokuji, Chronos, Kabayama, Orgene.
YGO DM - Akunadin.
Dragon Quest - Marcello.
Wild Arms 3 - Malik, Leehalt, Melody, Clive.

I will beta fanfiction only for these characters, and not OCs. Though I have nothing against them, I do not know their personality. And I am asexual. I am not interested in romantic and/or sexual relations of the het/yaoi/yuri variety, unless it is a canon pairing of which I approve. And my definition of canon is strict - I stick to it, not yours. I do not read squick!fic (mpreg, rape, incest, pedophelia, necrophilia et al) unless those traits are exhibited in canon. I stick to prose, as poetry and other styles are not my thing. I do not read fanfiction that accepts itself as OOC.

I also dislike boring 'slice of life' fanfiction. Give me psychological meat!

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Game Dragon Quest Series
Game Wild Arms
Anime Yu-Gi-Oh
Anime Yu-Gi-Oh GX
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Drama
Angst
Tragedy
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship