Progenitus 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 07-09-03, id: 416154
Author has written 14 stories | Song of the Lioness, Harry Potter, Fullmetal Alchemist, Lost Odyssey, Final Fantasy XII, Professor Layton, Criminal Minds, Sherlock, Persona Series, Misc. Games, and Final Fantasy XV.
β : Progenitus is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Having a collegiate education in English literature, creative writing and theater, I figured that I would enjoy beta-ing stories for other people. I've been writing for a couple of years.

As a writer I am more focused on stylistic choices rather than action, and that transfers to my beta-reading. I am very focused on character building and the relationships between characters.

I would be communicative via email. I'll read it multiple times, first as a normal reader, then as an editor. That being said, I won't be rewriting a majority of the text.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Character development and exploration, even if it's veering away from canon, and fleshing out characters/staying in character.

How dialogue sounds, and the rhythm of words and silence, from my theater/play-writing experience.

Descriptions of setting, objects, and people-just lots of description.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Grammar-I can definitely spot out the major errors, but if it's a minor error I probably will leave it alone.

Also, I don't particularly care about following the original work-'canon'-religiously, and have a really bad memory for small details, so probably won't pick up on diversions from the it.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I prefer a predominant romance-driven plot greatly, and am fine with both hetero and slash. Also, I love exploration into a minor game character's backstory and how it fits with the main setting.

I would only beta stories based on a book/movie/etc that I'm familiar with, though.

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Very short drabbles, character reflections without any incidence, and rewrites/novelizations.

Also, I am opposed to certain pairings that just don't make sense to me (FFXII Vann/Balthier, Dragon Age II Hawke/Anders, Pirates of the Caribbean Jack/Elizabeth). And as always, no Mary-Sues/Gary-Stus. Or Twilight-not even a parody of it, because some things just don't deserve that much attention.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Alice in Wonderland
Cartoon Archer
Tv Arrested Development
Movie Batman Begins/Dark Knight
Tv Big Bang Theory
Movie Brokeback Mountain
Book Chronicles of Narnia
Anime Chrono Crusade
Tv Criminal Minds
Anime Detective Conan/Case Closed
Game Devil May Cry
Anime Doraemon
Tv Downton Abbey
Book Dracula
Game Dragon Age
Anime Dragon Ball
Anime Dragon Ball Z
Game Dragon Quest Series
Book Edgar Allan Poe
Book Emma
Game Fable
Book Fairy Tales
Game Final Fantasy IX
Game Final Fantasy XII
Game Final Fantasy XIII
Anime Fullmetal Alchemist
Tv Game of Thrones
Game Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
Book Harry Potter
Book His Dark Materials
Book Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Tv House, M.D.
Game Ico
Book Immortals, Tamora Pierce
Book Jane Eyre
Game Last Remnant
Book Lord of the Rings
Game Lost Odyssey
Tv Mad Men
Anime Mushishi
Movie Pan's Labyrinth/El laberinto del fauno
Game Persona Series
Book Peter Pan
Game Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean
Book Pride and Prejudice
Game Prince of Persia
Game Professor Layton
Book Secret Garden
Book Sense and Sensibility
Tv Sherlock
Book Song of the Lioness
Game Star Ocean
Game Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP
Movie Sweeney Todd
Game Tales of Symphonia
Game Tales of the Abyss
Game Tales of Vesperia
Game Tales of Xillia
Movie Titanic
Book Tuck Everlasting
Game Valkyrie Profile
Game Witcher
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for