|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Helloooo! I am MidniteTheDSiXL, Midnite, or Tetris if you feel like addressing me by those names! But I'm pretty sure you knew who I was from my profile, of course. Or, you might have known who I am from my only story (so far) The Way They Seem. I haven't been on this website for a full year yet, and I am new at Beta Reading, but I can assure you if you wish me to Beta Read for you, I will gladly do so! Well, as long as it fits my criteria, but I'll try to accept as many as I can! If you have read my Cars fanfic, liked how I detailed and am writing it, and would like me to Beta Read a work of yours, do PM me and tell me about your fanfiction! I don't consider myself a mean person; I keep myself nice - especially on the Internet - so I will NOT bash you for your opinions or ideas for stories!
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
This website is telling me that honesty is not boasting, so I guess I'll be as honest as I can without sounding like I'm bragging! I became insanely obsessed with Pixar's Cars at the beginning of this 2017 year and I have no idea why. It might have been the Cars 3 trailer, but because of how deep I am into the Cars fandom, I have done research upon research of everything Cars-related! I have been literally all over the Internet gathering canon information about the characters, and even have a Meet the Cars book (the newest one that includes the Cars 3 characters)! So I can tell you if you're keeping the characters in-character (unless there's a reason why they're not) and if you're keeping canon information, well, canon. I also pay attention to sentence structure, so it won't be confusing, and detail. So. Much. Attention. To. Detail. So if you need help with detail, just ask! Or if there's not enough detail, I will gladly and kindly assist you!
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Okay, weakness time... Oh dear... Well, just like everyone else in this real-life world (because sadly it isn't the Carsverse), I am not perfect! I do have my flaws when it comes to writing, but those mostly come in spelling and maybe an occasional repeated word. I have a tendency to read over small grammatical errors, but since I am going to be a Beta Reader now, I will read closely and carefully over your works, so I hopefully won't miss a thing! But don't be surprised to see a couple of grammatical mistakes. Even I've skimmed over my own chapters to find some grammatical mistakes, AFTER the chapter has been published! But that's an easy fix, so don't worry too much if I miss some. Oh, and when it comes to foreign languages that you don't know, but want in your story because of canon (like Guido speaking only Italian or the WGP Racers having moments where they speak in their own language), I... can't help with that. BUUUUUT, I can help you manipulate Google Translate or some other translator to where it will give the exact translation. Or at least a clean one that's very similar to what you originally wanted the character to say. It might not be perfect and work all the time, but we can try :)
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Right now, I am so much into Cars that I almost don't want to read anything else! HOWEVER, Super Mario holds a special place in my heart, and of course I have my other favorites, and I do like a bunch of other things. I really don't know what I wouldn't Beta Read, but I'll let you know if there's something I don't care for. But right now, anything Cars-related for the win!
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
There are some things I would not Beta Read, and that includes: Yaoi/Yuri/Slash of any kind, anything with a huge amount of non-canon stuff in it, stories with way too many OCs or the story is only about a bunch of OCs, like a tale that takes place in the Carsverse but none of the canon characters are in it or are hardly in it, anything that goes against canon (such as non-canon pairings) and anything that I might not care for, and I'll tell you if I wish to not Beta Read for you. Now, some people do humanized fanfics and I generally don't like it when the Cars are humanized. Once again, HOWEVER, there are some exceptions and I will let you know if I will Beta Read your humanized Cars fic. If you're going to turn the humanized Cars back into vehicles, then I will Beta Read as long as the majority of the story isn't them as humans (though I still have my exceptions, so you may be in luck). Genderbending, just like humanizing, is also a maybe/maybe not situation for me. If I like the idea, I might Beta Read. If I don't fancy your idea, you might have to find someone else to Beta Read. And one last thing: Smut/lemon. I will Beta Read that, AS LONG AS I approve of it. Beta Reading is just checking for grammatical errors, and I'm not into smut and lemon. So I will Beta Read that ONLY if I approve of it, and if I've already told you I would. I've already promised someone I would Beta Read their M-rated Cars fanfics, and I am a keeper of promises!br /
Oh, and then there's the weird side of the fandom that includes some weird fetishes. Don't know if people actually post those kinds of stories here, but if your story is about/includes a weird fetish/interest and you want me to Beta Read it for you, depending on what it's about depends on whether or not I'll Beta. Some fetishes/interests weird me out more than others, and some weird me out less. If it's one that weirds me out less, I MIGHT Beta. No promises!br /
But really, if I do not wish to Beta Read your story, I'll let you know. So just go ahead and PM me what your story is about, and I'll say 'Send it!' or 'No thanks' and give my reason why. I hope you understand that everybody differs in opinion, and also have a nice day!