Calico45 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 06-03-14, id: 5775185
Author has written 18 stories | Hetalia - Axis Powers, Pokémon, Ouran High School Host Club, and Shiki.
β : Calico45 is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
As a beta reader I would do the basic service of fixing basic errors and give suggestions regarding bigger things such as flow. If requested I would also be willing to give advice as far as plot and characterization goes, but that is basically up to the author. The only other thing would be that I would give my honest review in terms of opinion on the story in the way it is written and the content itself on everything I read. It is up to the author to take my advice. My major goal when reading is to pad details onto the frame of a story, kind of like adding fine details on a painting. All of it will merely be suggestions to the author, but that is what I am going to be looking at.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I would like to say flow, but I have a rather unique style of writing, so I will say voice. When I write I can hear the character's voices and see their actions as I write (rather cliché but I am constantly double checking actions with my head canon). Because of that, I think I can see how realistic something is. I would also have to say my vocabulary would be of use, because using the same word over and over again makes it lose its meaning. Overall, my strength would be suggesting details to embellish the bare bones of a piece.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
As mentioned earlier, I think my style of writing is unique. If my writing is not, then the thoughts that go into it are. That means I might not exactly see eye to eye with everyone on certain aspects of the story, not that it is a deal breaker. I also have odd hours of working. It can be both good and bad for different reasons, but that means communication may be a little iffy.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I do not think I am really all that picky, but I would prefer the categories I specifically pointed out in my preferences. That being said, I will at least look over anything. I also have favorite characters in said categories (America in Hetalia, Natsuno in Shiki, Kyouya in Ouran, Red in Pokémon, etc.). I would really prefer that they were present and not... Well... I have read some stories that do some pretty crazy things to them, but I will be sure to say something if I feel they need a little reprieve. I also marked a lot of genres, but I love a good dark comedy. Something that is hilarious but still has a serious plot and darkness (as rare as they can be they exist and I adore them).
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I think I have tried to read just a bit of everything, so I am not particularly put off by anything. I reserve the right to ask "why?" in the end, but nothing can really freak me out after all of these years. I feel I should mention I am not much on pairing wars, but even I have some characters that I cannot imagine being together, so I would not want that to distract me. Then there are OCs... I know a lot of people hate them (unless they are their own) and as much as do not want to hate them, it is difficult to really review a character I am not expecting. I will be trying to figure this person out and if I finally thought I had and it is switched up it will leave my eye twitching (so let's not even go there). That being said, if I turn someone down it is not personal either. I could be really busy at the moment or just cannot focus and I would hate to not do someone's story justice.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Hetalia - Axis Powers
Anime Nurarihyon no Mago/ぬらりひょんの孫
Anime Ouran High School Host Club
Game Pokémon
Anime Shiki
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Fantasy
Tragedy
Crime
Hurt/Comfort