Shockz 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 01-27-04, id: 529339
Author has written 15 stories | Avatar: Last Airbender, Evangelion, Batman, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, Familiar of Zero, Blame!, Toaru Majutsu no Index/とある魔術の禁書目録, Sword Art Online/ソードアート・オンライン, and Legend of Korra.
β : Shockz is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I read. A LOT. I have fairly high standards of quality, and will hold any stories I beta-read at least to the same standard as a good comic book, if not actual novels. I expect stories sent in to me for beta-reading to be in, well, *beta* stage, instead of the alpha or pre-alpha quality I often see posted on FF.N.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am relentless and obsessive in finding errors in grammar, spelling, and syntax. I can pick out a sentence fragment from a mile away. If it sounds awkward when reading it, I will notice it.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm not quite as good at judging things like characterization. Also, I tend to be a bit overzealous when editing, to the point where a story might end up looking more like my writing than yours after I'm through editing it. I also have a weak spot for HOLY S#@T THIS IS AWESOME moments--a good explosion can cover up any plot hole in my eyes.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I guess I generally prefer action-adventure stories, but I'll take anything that captures the essence of the source material, as long as there's something HAPPENING in it. I don't want to read about Spidey agonizing about how much his life sucks if there isn't some world-saving going on in the background.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
In general, I don't like purely romantic stories. This may be a side effect of being male. In fact, purely character-based stories without much action happening at all kind of turn me off in general, though I make exceptions if they're *really, really good*. Also, avoid sending in the type of story where everyone's in high school instead of kicking @$& in ancient Japan. I've been through high school, and I loathed it. Please don't remind me of it.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book A song of Ice and Fire
Cartoon Avatar: Last Airbender
Tv Battlestar Galactica
Anime Blame!
Anime Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
Book New Jedi Order
Anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica/魔法少女まどか★マギカ
Movie Star Wars
Cartoon Teen Titans
Cartoon X-Men: Evolution
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for