|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
As a beta-reader, I intend to be the friendly critic. I won't fuss over spelling or grammer, unless what you write is unreadable, but I'm not afraid to sell a story out as the flaming piece of crap it may be. I give brutal honesty for the sake of positive change, and would expect the same thing in return. As a betareader, I expect things to be interesting, with decent length. I want things to be readable, and I want to be able to tell you're at least trying to keep the characters in - well - character. Keep things humorous, if you can, and if not, make sure the story is thrilling enough to keep my interest.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
As both an author and a reader, I can see things from both points of view, and be objective simultaneously. My strengths as a betareader include, but are not limited to: brutal honesty, empathy for reader and writer alike, an ability to see in the heads of the readers and the characters they write about, the ability to overlook a pairing I may not be fond of for the storiy's sake, and to top it all off, an imagination that vividly portrays the scenes that the author(s) may be describing to me - if it's done well.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
We all have our weaknesses, yes, even awesome people like me. ;) I tend to have trouble keeping interest in stories that have a hard time catching it, and when characters are out of... character... I get very angry, very fast. I acknowledge that most of the stuff on this site is crap, and the diamond you find amongst the rough here is as rare and precious as gold. As such, I'm afraid I may go a bit too far in my reviews of fictions I may find less than appealing, and I may perhaps review some without finishing them in their entirety. My moods change rapidly, and with them, my ideas about fics may as well.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'll read anything Anime, particularly Naruto, Yugioh! Elfen Lied, Full Metal Alchemist, Inuyasha, Yuyu Hakusho, or Azumanga Daioh. My keenest interest lies in romance, especially those rated higher than PG13. I also love the occasional Action/Adventure or horror/suspense, but make sure you keep me on my toes with them! I'm a straight male, but have no problems with either yaoi or yuri.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
If you send me lemons, make sure you keep them clean. No rape, but roleplayed rape is fine, if people stay in character, and I understand that when ya gotta go, ya gotta go, but let's make sure they don't go while I'm reading about them.
I WILL NOT read any stories about slumber parties, truth or dare, chat rooms, or various other overused cliche nightmares that plague this site. I WILL NOT read any stories where Yugioh's Tea (Anzu) is killed or maimed in any way. I horribly dislike fics that take people out of character, though I understand that it is an inevitable happening, once in a while. Last but not least, do not send me loli lemons unless the older party is gentle as a lamb.