FoxyG 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 02-04-06, id: 984469
Author has written 9 stories | From Eroica With Love, Inuyasha, Pet Shop of Horrors, and Watchmen.
β : FoxyG is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm very, very thorough. I'll pretty much read your fic, and at the same time have a writing pad out, jotting down observations--pretty much anything I find WRONG, or weird, awkward, etc. Be aware that I'm not the type to just pick out nice things unless they are actually passed a mediocre level. In other words, I won't asspat you for just anything you happen to get right. It has to stick out to me for me to mention it.

On that note, you must be aware that I'm then, in fact, not your "nice" reviewer.

I'm willing to argue with you, though. If I point something out that you don't agree with, tell me. We'll discuss it. In other words, I'm willing to work with you if you are with me.

I also would prefer it if you specified how you want to be beta'd. Tell me based on this criteria:

• I just want my grammar/writing mechanics/etc. criticized. Don't worry about characterization and plot, or how in character or how close to canon I am, because I'm confident about my skill in that or don't care.

• I'm confident in my writing; I only want you to critique my plot, characterization, and/or how loyal I'm being to canon or the characters portrayed.*

*Note that I might ignore all this if I think you really need help in your writing. Or if I just find some fault in it that you can improve on.

• Rip me apart.

All of these options are available to you, and I will also correct any spelling/grammar mistakes. Please tell me if you're comfortable with me also omitting sentences, switching stuff around, rewriting sentences for effect or clarity, etc. If you trust in my abilities, cool. If you're a bit wary of letting your writing fall into my hands, we can work something out so you'll be able to tell what exactly I'm messing around with.

Oh, and just in case you've never really been critiqued before... be aware that I ask questions. Questions you're not necessarily supposed to answer. When I ask "Why would he do that when blankity blank just happened?"--I'm not actually curious about the answer. It's just my way of telling you that you either need to think something through more, or I'm telling you from the perspective of an average reader that I'm confused and you need to be more clear/logical/etc.

I say this because from past reviews... I've had the author actually answer these questions. Vehemently. You shouldn't have to answer questions that should be answered within the text. You gotta know that quite honestly, unless it's in a fandom I actually really really like, half the time I won't give a damn what your reasoning is--especially if you're telling outside the story. You should answer my questions WITHIN the text, is the point I'm trying to make.

Anyway. If you really, honestly want to improve on your writing, know all this before knocking at my door.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
• I'm not a fan; I'm a professional. I treat your work as something to be critiqued upon. In other words, I will never sugarcoat you, but I also won't be waiting on pins and needles for your next work. It's just how I roll.
• I'm very thorough. Get ready to sift through some tl;dr if you asked for a full critique. I miss things in my own work--but when I'm reading someone else's, my eyes are like a hawk. Things don't slip by me easily on a first read, usually.
• I'm fairly versed in English. I'm still a student, but I have a natural understanding of language. I was better when I first started writing at 13 than people much older than that, and that rule still applies today. I.e., trust me, English and writing are my callings and passions.
• I'm polite. I've gotten into plenty of arguments before with people who I've critiqued, but believe me, it's all be instigated by them. For the most part I remain very polite to these individuals, and if we ever get into an argument, I can promise that I will remain polite to you as long as possible. Just know that if you happen to hit the wrong nerve... I'm not always a nice person. Be aware.
• I'll pretty much read anything you give me.
• More than likely, even if I don't have something to critique on, I'll still give helpful comments--considering that if I actually don't have something to critique on, then it must be damn good. Even then, though, I'll probably give you an push or two to where I think you should go.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
• PROCRASTINATION!! This is IMPORTANT for you to know. I'm very chaotic. I don't set up time to even write for myself; I do it on a whim most of the time. When I feel like it. So if you want something done by a certain time, PLEASE BUG ME ABOUT IT! Otherwise I'll take forever--and if you're stupid enough to let me, I may even forget all about it.
• Yeah, you know how I'm always polite? Yeaaah, I always think I'm right, too. Please be very clear when I am wrong with sufficient reasons. Don't dance around it; otherwise I'll argue forever.
• I'm fairly sufficient in grammar, but I'm not a genius at it. There's some stuff I may not know. So if you feel I corrected something that wasn't wrong, please tell me--hell, teach me so I don't do it again!
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'm really into slash/boy love/etc. I write original boy love stories and slash fanfiction. Know that if you're sending me a slash story, though, that I will critique the relationship probably very thoroughly if need be (if you chose that option). I really like reading horror stuff, and humor, when it's not boy love. So that's always good, too.

Mostly, though, my main concerns are always with the stories that really need help in all divisions. I'm far more likely read something that's in the crapper than something that just needs some pruning here and there.

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'm highly desensitized, and frankly always find amusement in something I abhor; in other words, my personal preferences don't necessarily stop me from reading something. Give me whatever you got.

But honestly, I don't really prefer heterosexual romance, just because it really bores me in fanfiction. But more so, I really would prefer not to read heterosexual lemon because it's just blah to me. Also action stories are meh. I need more than action to be interested in a story, so I'll be really less inclined to read if your whole story is about that.

Also, fandoms that I'm not familiar with I simply can't read. If that's the case then I can't argue anything about canon in that fandom, obviously.

Again, though, I'll pretty much read anything you ask me to.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book A Separate Peace
Comic Batman
Movie Batman Begins/Dark Knight
Anime Demon Diary
Tv Doctor Who
Game Fire Emblem
Anime From Eroica With Love
Book Harry Potter
Anime Inuyasha
Anime Legal Drug
Game Legend of Zelda
Anime Loveless
Anime Pet Shop of Horrors
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean
Anime Sailor Moon
Tv Torchwood
Anime Vampire Princess Miyu
Comic Watchmen
Anime Wolf's Rain
Anime Yami no Matsuei
Anime Yu-Gi-Oh
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for