BlossomsintheMist 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 10-01-05, id: 906584
Author has written 35 stories | Star Wars, Rurouni Kenshin, Jedi Apprentice, Harry Potter, Young Jedi Knights, Fullmetal Alchemist, Gundam Wing/AC, StarTrek: The Original Series, Hetalia - Axis Powers, and Dragon Age.
β : BlossomsintheMist is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm a writer, but before a writer, I'm an analyst. I love analyzing fiction, so I spend a lot of time thinking about the personalities and motivations of the characters I care about. When I beta-read, I look for accuracy to the canon characters, the feeling of the original, and I tend to make comments both in the interior of the text and more detailed, overall impressions at the end. I believe that fanfiction should hold itself to the highest standard possible, so I can be tough, but I always try to say something nice, to complement the strengths of the writer so the writer knows what to emphasize in his or her work and what they need to focus on improving. I think that knowing what was good about the story is just as important as knowing what needs work.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm extremely detail-oriented, for one thing, and have a very good memory for teeny tiny little details that don't really matter in the scheme of things but matter to me for some bizarre reason. I'm almost obsessive about them, in fact. I also have a feeling for characterization, which is what I spend most of my own time as a writer focusing on and trying to improve. I don't focus as much on wording and writing style, though with two college English professors as parents I have a feeling for spelling and grammar. The form of the story, however, is not as important to me as the style. Still, I tend to be rather detailed in my commentary and critiques.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I tend to let a lot of stylistic inelegancies slide, both in my own writing and in the writing of others to focus on the basic progression of the story. If you want someone to polish your prose style until in shines like the morning sun, I'm not your beta. I'm also not so good with coming up with or polishing plot ideas. I'm also very busy working on my senior thesis. It might be a very long time before I manage to get back to you.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Stories in fandoms I know something about, of course, which are all the interests I list on my profile. I consume fiction at a voracious pace, so I tend to be familiar with a lot of different works, but not all of them at the level I would feel comfortable enough to beta fic for. If you're curious about my familiarity with something I don't have listed, or you just don't feel like checking, PM me! I prefer stories that have more focus on characterization than abstract plot ideas, but most everything is fine by me.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Not so big on the sexing it up. Not that I don't read it, but it's just not the genre I feel the most qualified to help with. Basically, I can tell you what not to do, but not much else with those. And crackfic isn't really my cup of tea, either. I don't have a lot of patience for terrifically long fics, but I'd be fine to work on those in moderation. I think I'd be fine to beta pretty much everything else.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie 3:10 to Yuma, 2007
Movie A Knight's Tale
Anime Absolute Boyfriend
Book Alexandre Dumas
Anime Alice 19th
Anime Alichino
Game Assassin's Creed
Cartoon Avatar: Last Airbender
Comic Batman
Book Cadfael
Movie Casanova
Book Chronicles of Narnia
Game Chrono Cross
Anime Cowboy Bebop
Book Crystal Cave
Movie Dark Crystal
Game Dead or Alive
Anime Death Note
Book Diana Wynne Jones
Book Discworld
Book Dragonlance
Book Dresden Files
Game Dynasty Warriors
Book Enchanted Forest
Anime Escaflowne
Game Final Fantasy IX
Game Final Fantasy VII
Game Final Fantasy VIII
Game Final Fantasy X
Game Final Fantasy X-2
Game Final Fantasy XII
Game Final Fantasy: Tactics
Tv Firefly
Book Forgotten Realms
Anime Full Metal Panic
Anime Fullmetal Alchemist
Anime Gundam Wing/AC
Book Harry Potter
Anime Haruhi Suzumiya series
Anime Howl's Moving Castle
Game Ico
Anime Inuyasha
Cartoon Jackie Chan Adventures
Game Jade Empire
Book Jedi Apprentice
Game Jedi Knight
Game King of Fighters
Book Laurie R. King
Game Legend of the Five Rings
Game Legend of Zelda
Book Lloyd Alexander
Game Mass Effect
Movie Mulan
Anime Naruto
Book New Jedi Order
Comic Nightwing
Movie Ocean's 11
Movie Once Upon A Time In China
Book Peter Wimsey
Game Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean
Game Prince of Persia
Game Quest For Glory
Anime Ranma
Movie Replacements
Comic Robin
Anime Rurouni Kenshin
Game Shadow of the Colossus
Game Shenmue
Book Sherlock Holmes
Anime Slayers
Anime Sorceror Stabber Orphen
Movie Star Wars
Game Star Wars
Tv Stargate: Atlantis
Tv Stargate: SG-1
Tv StarTrek: Other
Tv StarTrek: The Next Generation
Tv StarTrek: The Original Series
Tv StarTrek: Voyager
Comic Superman
Tv Supernatural
Game Tales of the Abyss
Game Tales of Vesperia
Comic Teen Titans
Book Valdemar universe
Anime Weiss Kreuz
Tv X-Files
Book Young Jedi Knights
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for