|Member Profile: Aquamarine Shadows
Name: Aquamarine Shadows
Join Date: 12/28/10
Last Logged In: 04/26/14
Hi there. :)
My name is Morgan. Just a science-loving college student with a hobby in writing fanfiction. I take a lot of inspiration from some of my favorite authors and a some of my favorite scientists (Neil deGrasse Tyson, Carl Sagan, Richard Dawkins, Bill Nye). I enjoy the works of Sylvia Plath, John Green, JK Rowling, and Susan Cooper (The Dark is Rising author). I like to think of plot lines that are psychological thrillers. :) I only recently started writing again after a period of about two years where I wrote little to nothing.
I have a couple ongoing stories, but I have recently been writing for other things, so updates are scarce.
My most current story is The Feeling That Doesn\'t Reach. I love Makoto Shinkai movies! Voices of a Distant Star is my favorite, though 5 Centimeters Per Second seems to be my biggest inspiration lately.
-4/29/13 -I wrote another chapter for As Daylight Dies last night (finally! it\'s been over a year!). I also rewrote a chapter of a story I wrote when I was 16, and I wrote a chapter of The Feeling That Doesn\'t Reach last weekend (the 20th-21st).
Will check for:
- Canon Elements
- Overall Impression
About my services: I love reading fanfiction, especially one-shots and song fics. My expectations in literature are fairly high. As far as my style goes, I'll spell check, fix sentence structure, and critique on your plot and characters. I'll give you suggestions on how to make it better and be as honest as possible. I ask that you give me something I can understand. Like I want to be able to understand the fic and not have to guess what you're trying to get across. Don't expect me to get it done fast though. I'm also a writer and a perfectionist, to a point.
I excel in basic sentence structure, spelling, fixing minor and major grammar issues, etc. I try to help as much stylistically as I do with grammatical errors -i.e. enforcing the "show don't tell" rule. I'm usually good about spotting plot holes or awkward wording. I'm very critical when it comes to lack of description, characters that are out of character, and character creation. I don't always catch everything there is to correct though. Sometimes run-on sentences give me some trouble. As a writer, my early work lacks description and has too much dialogue. Things play clearly in my mind, but sometimes I forget to explain things.
Anime or manga fics are my preference. Whether they're one-shots, song fics, or ongoing series, I'll take it if I have time. It's just some I like more than others. If we're talking genre, blood and guts are fine with me, but I prefer things like romance or adventure. They're just preferences. I'll beta just about any genre except vampire fics. I don't mind yaoi these days, but yuri, on the other hand, just kind of annoys me.
Will not read: Yuri/femslash, character bashing, most high school fics (i.e. the very cliche "insert anime here" as if the characters were in high school). Vampire fics: I won't read them because I don't like vampires. The only exception is Chibi Vampire/Karin and Moon Phase.