Someone Else Took My Name 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 03-21-14, id: 5605641
Author has written 2 stories | Muv-Luv/マブラヴ, and Bleach.
β : Someone Else Took My Name is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
First thing's first, I'm a very intensive Beta. I like to read through everything a work has to offer and change things on as small a scale as individual sentences, and then, after every paragraph, I'll write a two-or-three line blurb about my feelings on that paragraph on particular, what can be changed or edited, what I liked, what I disliked, and more importantly, the reasons why I disliked it. I have a lot of knowledge to offer, some of which actually sounds technical. I like to think that I know a lot about writing; certainly enough to tell you why something will work and why something won't.

As of writing this, I have Beta'd for about seven or eight people. I hope to increase that number.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Strengths, huh? Let me get that out of the way real quick - I'm good at action. Swinging a sword, shooting a gun, running away from danger, even the more 'esoteric' kinds of action like depicting a character thinking intensely or even straight-up dialogue. Action is not just combat, although it is true that the best action usually is combat. If you struggle with these kinds of scenes, I'm your dude. Other than that, I'm quite good at helping people with phrasing. I know a lot of words. Not the most words, but enough words to tell you the specific connotations that your sentences might bring, and I also have a solid idea of how sentences should 'flow' if that makes sense. I can help you with all of this, and maybe a bit more than that, too.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Fluff, sappiness, romance, these are all things I am amateurish in. I can't tell you if your romance is good or not because oftentimes it's all the same to me. Similarly, if your plot has holes in that break the canon of your fic's setting, I probably won't catch it. I'm not very specific on details like those, so go to someone else if your biggest concern is keeping in line with canon.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Not a huge preference here. Above, I said that I'm not good with romance, but that doesn't mean that I won't Beta them if asked. I think I like action-centric stories more because I get to flex my literary muscle a bit more, and I always enjoy a good AU, but other than that I'm pretty well-rounded in terms of preference.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I understand that this may ruffle some feathers, but some of the more outlandish things in the fanfic universe like male impregnation I just can't handle. Note that I have no problem with erotic works, even homoerotic works, but I can't get behind mpreg. Send me literally anything else and I'll read it.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Bleach
Anime Death Note
Game Elder Scroll series
Anime Evangelion
Anime Fairy Tail
Game Fallout
Anime Fruit of Grisaia/グリザイアの果実
Game Mass Effect
Anime My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU/やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている
Anime Shingeki no Kyojin/進撃の巨人
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for