Asurahaya020 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 09-20-05, id: 900374
Author has written 6 stories | Death Note, Card Captor Sakura, GALS!, and D N Angel.
β : Asurahaya020 is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I have no stories beta-ed as of now.

Expect me to be harsh- I'll tackle anything that does not make sense. I require the story to already have at least one chapter so that I may acquaint myself with your style and the story itself. Expect mistakes- nobody's perfect. No matter how thoroughly I read through something, I miss some typos and even when writing my own story, I have a tendency to go over it (though unfinished) and sometimes hastily add some ideas that may have loose ground/pass through a missing article or word.

I also review when I beta, giving points on style, story and character development when I see the need for it.

Now if you think I'll do your work justice, know that I'm more than willing to help. That would be all. :)

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I attack fiercely on hanging ideas, wrong grammar and spelling. Typos are filtered quite thoroughly, though I usually miss articles. I am fluent in formal English but I handle informal with the same passion.

I love details and might demand, especially if content is lacking of description.

I lean towards the more subtle kind of story development and usually support having a story that spans three chapters and more.

I strictly maintain that, if it's not that important, all characters should retain their personality. This strength, however, is limited to anime/manga I have a handy source of reference for or a title that I am quite confident with.

I ask questions.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
When I'm not busy, I'm quite lazy.

I'm extremely sarcastic. Even my sense of humor is sarcastic. I am not exactly the person you would like to work with as I usually hog the work to myself.

My love for details could hamper story development in terms of the passage of time in a story. My preference for subtleties usually have the chapter end up with a very quiet, if not mute, tone. Some people find that boring- and say that I need to inject some life. (I'm working on it. Really.)

Of course, when talking about "in-character" this is still under the bias of prejudice and my own understanding of that character. I do try to maintain a 'debater's view' and see things in different angles, however. Also, I am more comfortable working with the attitude of the character as presented in the anime. There are some exceptions, though.

Sometimes, I ask too many questions.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I accept yaoi/shonen-ai and hetero pairings.

Any genre is fine- but certain exceptions are listed on the 'not my cup of tea' area.

I have preferences in pairings. And I strongly stick to them unless you could make me believe otherwise by introducing a good story of that fandom.

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Tear-jerkers, they're a waterloo for someone who strongly believes the reality of things isn't anywhere near television dramas.

Humor. Expect me to either laugh along with you or to give a complete deadpan comment since I can't ride most people's sense of humor.

Beta Preferences
Language: English & Filipino
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Absolute Boyfriend
Anime After School Nightmare
Anime Alichino
Anime Card Captor Sakura
Anime Death Note
Anime Eternal Sabbath
Anime GALS!
Anime Hana-Kimi
Anime His and Her Circumstances
Anime Ludwig Kakumei
Anime Ouran High School Host Club
Anime Princess Princess
Anime Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei
Anime W Juliet
Anime Wallflower
Anime Zombie-Loan
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for