OptimisticPessimist12 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 08-10-12, id: 4189849
Author has written 7 stories | Vampire Diaries, Fable, and Grand Theft Auto.
β : OptimisticPessimist12 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 help people out and I am fairly patient, as long as you treat me jack I will do the same. I also don't steal ideas or stories directly from someone, though you can bring up that concern to me if you really want to. I have a hard time writing things that don't come from my mind, anyway. :) My grammar is fairly solid and I do have an eye for picking out mistakes or things that don't read right in stories or other pieces of work. In the fandoms I am familiar with or write for, I am decent with characterization. It really depends on the character, as I "know" some better than others. I also like to put a touch of realism into my stuff, so if you want me to help you with that as well, I am capable. I prefer that my betareading be done over PM, as I am more likely to answer there than over email. My expectations from you is that your work is in the English language and, at the very least, readable. I take any rating, including M, but I might turn you down if your story makes me uncomfortable. I won't tolerate rudeness and will drop you without a second thought if you insult me.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My strengths in writing is working out plot lines, adding some realistic elements to something, my spelling, dialogue, OC characterization, Canon characterization, and basic grammar.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
My weaknesses are Canon characterization as well, seeing as I struggle with complex characters as well, as I said, my grammar is solid, not professional, and spell check is my best friend sometimes. Finding ideas for plot lines can be hard for me sometimes, so I ask that you have some idea of a plot before approaching me for help.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I love stories that have a sense of adventure and danger in them, as well as a touch of darkness. I, of course, do enjoy the odd romance as well, though I tend to avoid rushed and overly fluffy stories (though, I can get sucked into those as well as long as there is something going on in the background as well). I also like family fics, between two canon characters that are related or an OC sibling/child/ect, I don't care. I also like westerns and historic stuff, so if you approach me with either of those, I will probably love you forever.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I don't do malexmale or femalexfemale stories about Canon characters that aren't actually homosexual in the book/movie/show/game/ect. I also don't like stories about incest, rape, or extremely graphic sex. I'm not squeamish, but if people are having their innards removed or having their heads lobbed off every second paragraph, I might not take you in.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Afterschool Charisma/放課後のカリスマ
Game Assassin's Creed
Movie Chronicle
Movie Django Unchained
Misc Egyptian Mythology
Game Fable
Anime Hetalia - Axis Powers
Movie Inglourious Basterds
Tv Vampire Diaries
Misc Web Shows
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for