AyanamiEraclea 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 02-05-05, id: 753017
Author has written 30 stories | Last Exile, Charlie Bone, Kingdom Hearts, and Drake & Josh.
β : AyanamiEraclea is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Currently I'm in Honors English, so I do read a bit critically on grammar. However, I take it on a case-by-case basis, depending on the style of the author I'm reading for. I absolutely loathe when things are spelled wrong unless it's two words stuck together for style purposes. I am a KILLER on flow. If I think something doesn't flow right or doesn't make sense, I WILL call you on it. As strict as that all sounds, I really won't hound your ass unless it's hilariously bad. I will grade your work on the three big elements: Style, mechanics, content. If I had to rate them by importance, I'd go Content-Style-Mechanics, especially if you're a first time writer. However, if you send me a horible story with a generic, popular pairing, I won't even consider it.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Like I said, I am very capable at reading with a critical eye, as this is what most of my school assignments consist of. I also immerse myself in canon aspects of whatever I'm reading and generally try to be fair when it comes to things like that. Now that I have a laptop I'm also going to be online like all the time to read things. Seriously, I have no life. I'll read pretty much anything romance. Especially angst, since I am an angsty 15 year old girl.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
My life is very unpredictable. Just because I'm active right now doesn't mean I'll be active all the time. I also know that the fact that I never update my own stories can be a turn off for you but that would have nothing to do with my beta abilities. I'm also very blunt with feedback. Not to the point of mean, but I never sugar coat on anything so why start now?
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I absolutely adore slash. Gimme slash and I give you a cookie, honestly. I'm pretty much open to anything I've seen at least the entirety of once. This includes TV shows, books, movies, and others. I also enjoy reading stuff about characters that DON'T get a lot of attention or anything. I mean I can do main characters, if the fic is well-written and believable. Angsty stuff is great; so is fluff. On the Dead Poets Society community I WILL read crossovers with House if it makes sense to me.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
My #1 pet peeve is Mary-Sues. However, not all OCs are Mary Sues and not all Mary Sues are OCs. Squares and rectangles, really. If your fic has an OC in it, please, please, PLEASE use good judgement if you want me to beta read it. I also hate high school fics in a universe that doesn't take place in high school, and "I-magically-dropped-into-this-universe-with-my-idiot-friends" fics. Trashy smut pisses me off. I mean, I HAVE written smut but I try to make it as tasteful as possible. I probably won't read it if it doesn't have any clear pairings either; sorry.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Artemis Fowl
Book Charlie Bone
Anime Chobits
Anime D N Angel
Movie Dead Poets Society
Tv Degrassi
Book Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Tv Drake & Josh
Book Edgar Allan Poe
Anime Full Metal Panic
Anime Gatekeepers 21
Book Giver
Anime Gravitation
Anime Last Exile
Anime Naruto
Anime Prétear
Anime Vampire Princess Miyu
Anime Yami no Matsuei
Anime Yu-Gi-Oh
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for