Zaram'delar 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 02-09-05, id: 755528
Author has written 4 stories | Avatar: Last Airbender.
β : Zaram'delar is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'll read anything you throw at me, besides my exceptions. However, doing beta work on categories I'm not familiar with will take longer, since I'll have to study the category in question. AU's will go faster, obviously.

Mmm...the first few paragraphs will make or break any story. If your story's first chapters are on the verge of incomprehensible, or retarded, I won't read it, and I advise you to use a spell-checker for basics and rethink the plot, respectively.

Eh, that's about it.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Total grammar and spelling freak. I'm very detail-oriented, and I enjoy analyzing long-winded plots.

Hrmm...I'll also read just about anything I can get my hands on to pass the time.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm not particularly good at writing high levels of wordplay. I do short, direct, and pointed writing, not the semi-Shakespearean use of metaphors and the like. It reflects on my beta work. If you give me something akin to this, all I can do for you is grammar and plot.

Japanese. It may be written in English, but many anime fanfiction will have Japanese phrases and honorifics. I cannot help you in that area, besides the basic phrasing.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
My preferences are very broad; basically, anything that isn't written down below. Engaging or innovative plots are encouraged.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'm a dedicated homophobic, with an absolute hatred for anything falling under yaoi, shounen-ai, and slash fiction. Well, I can handle a little, but don't make it too central to the story, and nothing explicit. These all bear my mark of extreme disgust.

Also, spare me your more far-fetched plot devices. They bear my mark of annoyance, but I will entertain them.

Certain pairings get my mark of annoyance, but I will entertain them.

Self-inserts and OC's that become main characters receive my mark of disapproval. They will be entertained, unless they become...

...Mary-sues and the male equivalent. They bear my mark of extreme disapproval. Unless they get killed in a brutal and entertaining fashion. In which case they bear my mark of approval.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Cartoon Avatar: Last Airbender
Anime Black Cat
Anime Get Backers
Book Harry Potter
Anime School Rumble
Game Warcraft
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Parody
Angst
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Tragedy