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Beta readers exist for a reason.
To make fic less fail.

I'm sad when bad grammar/wrong use of English spoils a perfectly lovely fic with a good plot.
Ahh well.

D:
RANDOM SHOUT OUTS OF AFFECTION:

ILU LSE, WENN, JADEY AND RIN.
ILU FRIENDS LIST.



Which calls for random picture of me trying to be Ninja!
(and failing)


on 2009-05-02 04:09 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] hellsings-home.livejournal.com
Mmm? I don't mind being a beta reader, if you ever need one.

on 2009-05-02 04:14 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] berniechan.livejournal.com
I am too awesome for beta readers!
I lied.
Okay. If I need, I'll PM you!~
(Lol, I don't write much original fiction anymore, and I miss that. Fanfiction takes over my life, lmao.)

;P

But it's sad really. No beta and bad English. Good plot, crap writing. Don't blame them for being non-native English speakers. (But it seems the fic was beta read...and yet...still so many mistakes. *cringes* D: ) But really, I facepalmed so much I couldn't enjoy the fic.

on 2009-05-02 04:37 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] hellsings-home.livejournal.com
Ahahaha, beta readers don't always have to be in a particular fandom to beta a fic of that fandom, as long as you only want the grammar checked through. :P

Mmm, it largely depends on the focus in the fic, though. Like if that fic's plot/action-driven, then language wouldn't affect the reader's enjoyment so much, as long as the reader can understand it, but if it's one of those sentimental, "powerful" kind of fics, good language is paramount. So... what kind of a fic is it? Fanfic, original, etc.?

on 2009-05-03 05:31 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] berniechan.livejournal.com
It was fanfic, set in AU. I mean, it's perfectly understandable even with the bad english and all, but I still cringe when I see the characters screaming in broken English (which the would probably translate to them screaming in very broken Japanese).

Ahh well. I'm OCD in that way.

It's not one of those "powerful" fics, because if it was, I might have smashed my laptop screen in anger.

on 2009-05-03 01:30 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] hellsings-home.livejournal.com
YEAH, MAN. THE YEN HAS GONE DOWN~~~~~~ AHAHAHAHA... WAS AROUND 1.7 PREVIOUSLY AND HAS NOW GONE DOWN TO 1.49! PLEASE DROP FURTHER, PLEASE DROP FURTHER...

on 2009-05-03 01:33 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] berniechan.livejournal.com
OMG YOU SERIOUS?
YES PLEASE. DROP MORE.
But that'd mean that Japan's economy is becoming even more in deep shit?

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