|Member Profile: Stariceling
Join Date: 02/07/06
Last Logged In: 03/17/13
Well, generally I'm a bit of an internet hermit and don't post outside of my own site or journal. I really love Lunaescence, though I am a bit pickier and don't post every single thing here. I figure, I may as well put up something of a profile since I'm here, right? ^_^
My number one series right now is Tantei Gakuen Q. As far as my other series go: I have recently been dragged into actually writing stuff for Naruto (I love Rock Lee). I am currently going through some sort of relapse and working on a lot of my unfinished ideas for Full Metal Alchemist and Weiss Kreuz. I am still active in writing for Yugioh and Gundam Wing. There are several other series that I have one or two ideas for, but those are the big ones.
Ryu/Megu/Kyu is my favorite pairing, but I've never had a fave that keeps me from experimenting with other possibilities. (I submit as evidence all of the Honda/random person fic I wrote back when Honda/Bakura was my #1 pairing.) Lee/Gaara seems to have claimed the second place spot, simply because I have so many things I want to write for them.
I write constantly and am inspired very easily (and have more plot bunnies than I know what to do with). At the same time, I often don't get things done because I am always leaping from one long, convoluted plot to another. I have decided to not post my multi-part fic unless I have a large portion of it already plotted and/or written.
Constructive criticism is always welcomed and appreciated. Flames only egg me on. I have gotten inspired and written fic from both.
That's more than enough of my babble. Go ahead and read the fics. I'm sure they're more interesting than me rambling on.
Will check for:
- Canon Elements
- Overall Impression
Category: Anime & Manga
, Weiß Kreuz
, Chrono Trigger
, Outlaw Star
, Code: Lyoko
, Ouran High School Host Club
, Tantei Gakuen Q
, Revolutionary Girl Utena
, Demon Diary
, Pet Shop of Horrors
, Princess Princess
, Poison Elves
About my services: I am also willing to take on fics in categories other than the ones listed. Go ahead and ask if I know the series you are working on, and I will respond by telling you what parts of that series I am familiar with.
There are a two exceptions to the offer above:
1) I will not beta any fics for Harry Potter.
2) I will not beta anything with Julietta from Air Master.
I will have to close my profile periodically to keep up with school. When this happens I will still finish the projects I have already agreed to, including later chapters of multi-part fic.
I am happy to read just about any plot or genre you care to write. Yaoi, yuri, and/or het are fine, as are three(or more)somes. I'll beta violence, horror, AUs, and basically anything not on the list below. If you write something that I discover to be a personal squick, I will do my best to beta it anyway. I will also warn you that it is a squick in case I am not able to be objective about that part.
Specific information on each thing I will check for:
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar: This should be obvious.
Note: Please put your fic through spellcheck before sending it to me. I will take care of the things your spellcheck misses or messes up.
Overall impression: For this I will tell you exactly what I like and what I don't like. I will try to tell you what you are doing right, as well as pinpoint any mistakes.
Plot: I will alert you to plot holes, pacing problems, or things that simply don't make sense.
Note: I am too much of a fandom hermit to be reliable at spotting cliches.
Canon and character elements: I am usually not obsessive enough about canon to catch tiny mistakes. I will single out anything that is impossible, improbable, or inane based on what I know of canon. I am obsessed with characterization.
I have been studying Japanese for two years now, so I can help with Japanese terms if you feel they are essential to your fic. I would rather reserve this for series that take place in Japan (not FAKE or Petshop of Horrors, for instance). I will not rewrite your entire dialogue in Japanese for you.
Will not read: Nonnegotiable: Character bashing is my number one pet peeve. I will not beta bash fics.
I reserve the right to screen crossovers to see if they are for a series I know and am willing to beta or not. I will not beta any crossovers with Harry Potter.