Tzapporah 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 10-27-12, id: 4330452
Author has written 4 stories | Avatar: Last Airbender, Stargate: SG-1, and Inheritance Cycle.
β : Tzapporah 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 the most experienced writer as of yet, but I am an experienced proofreader and avid reader in general. I don't consider myself a grammar-nazi, but I do get an itching for a green or red pen to make corrections on some things I read. I prefer to not impose my own writing style on others. My rewordings will only manifest as simple grammatical rearrangements to make a sentence make sense rather than use a completely different way of stating it. If you want me to try the latter, you'd need to let me know, and take my inexperienced storytelling advice with a grain of salt.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I have a very large and strong vocabulary as well as a good grasp of sentence structure and grammar. If you are writing a fic with snippets of German, I can also be helpful with that. Google Translate can only go so far, after all P. I have a good tendency to notice the mistakes, and I'll make corrections without any hostile intent P.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
As I stated in my profile, I'm not an extremely experienced writer. If we ever get into areas of actual storytelling...I'll probably just leave something with a comment of "This felt a bit...off...but I have no idea how to fix it."
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Give me ones that are fun. Give me funny. I love to laugh. I love well-meshed crossovers. If you're going to put the effort into a crossover, don't do a hash of it. Give some explanation of the discrepancies. Please think it out, I'd even be glad to help with a little brainstorming in that regard.

The fun and funny being said, I have no problem with dark. You've gotta have tension in a good story, hell I'm a fan of Les Miserables (the musical) and that's definitely dark and sad. It is, however, punctuated with light humor (Master of the House). Remember, you want people to read your stuff and continue reading, not sink into depression.

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Yeah...please don't send me gay slash...that'll set of my squick-dar really quickly. I have no problem with people who live their lives that way, I just really don't need to hear about...or picture the intimate details. If you're going to have a bit of it in your fic, please just leave it as innuendo. Also, please don't screw with established orientations of characters. Captain Jack Harkness flirting with everyone is one thing, but don't have a solidly-straight, already-in-a-committed-relationship character decide to just make out with him. I might like good tie-ins and tweakings to fit the new settings, but there's a line I draw to altering /br /br /br /

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On a similar vein. I will not be the beta reader for the next Fifty Shades of Gray. I do not read steamy romance for a very good reason. That sort of explicit thing completely weirds me out, whether it be gay, straight, menage trois, or tentacle /br /br /br /

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Oh, and don't give me any weird existential stuff. A little navel contemplation's alright, but unless I've got some sort of anchor to reality, it does nothing for me besides annoy /br /br /br /

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Oh right, nothing heavy-handedly religious. I don't care what religion, any. I hate being preached /br /br /br /

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That's about it for now. Hope this was helpful.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Acorna series
Misc Anime X-overs
Movie Avatar
Cartoon Avatar: Last Airbender
Movie Avengers
Anime Baccano!
Anime Bleach
Misc Book X-overs
Tv Castle
Anime Chrome Shelled Regios
Book Chronicles of Narnia
Anime Darker than BLACK
Tv Doctor Who
Comic Dominic Deegan
Book Dragonriders of Pern series
Comic El Goonish Shive
Book Enchanted Forest
Book Ender's Game series
Anime Fairy Tail
Anime Flame of Recca
Anime Full Metal Panic
Anime Fullmetal Alchemist
Book Harry Potter
Anime Hellsing
Anime Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple
Book Kingkiller Chronicle
Tv NCIS
Anime Negima! Magister Negi Magi/魔法先生ネギま!
Tv Numb3rs
Tv Once Upon a Time
Book Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Anime Princess Mononoke
Anime Read or Die
Movie Rise of the Guardians
Tv Sherlock
Anime Soul Eater
Tv Stargate: SG-1
Book Tower and the Hive series
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Parody
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Tragedy
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship