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16 September 2011 @ 12:00 am
Sign-Up Post: Betas, Alphas, and Cheerleaders  
If you want to participate, but don't think you'll have the time to devote to a long story or a piece of artwork, never fear, there are still ways for you to help!

The players:

Beta Readers
-Stories are required to be beta'd for this challenge, and not every author has access to their own personal beta-reader. Betas are one of the most important parts of the writing challenge. You, as a beta-reader, are the person who proofreads the entire story. You check for things like grammar issues, spelling issues, punctuation, and you make sure that things make sense, that there are no plot holes, that characterization seems accurate. Your job, as a beta, is to clean away all the pesky mistakes the writer may be too caught up to notice they're making. ;)

Alpha Readers
-Having an alpha reader is not a requirement of the challenge for writers. However, alpha readers can be incredibly helpful. You are the people who hunt the story for things like characterization and plot holes. You look at the backstory, the story arc, everything. You let the writer know if something doesn't quite make sense, and you offer suggestions when needed. You work with the writer as they're writing, and offer feedback as they go. :)

Cheerleaders
-Where would the writers and artists be without their cheerleaders? You are the people who keep them going through it all. Writer's block, looming deadlines, Real Life issues that get in the way... you offer support, a shoulder to cry on when they need it, encouragement, a nagging presence when they don't think they'll be able to work without one. ;)


If any of these sound like something you think you'd be inclined to do, please take the time to sign up! Authors will have the opportunity to go through this post and decide who to contact based on what you're willing to read vs. what they're writing.

When signing up, please use the form provided:

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Shadwrayvn: My evil laughshadwrayvn on September 16th, 2011 04:19 am (UTC)
Your username: shadwrayvn
Your e-mail address: shadowrayven25@gmail.com
What you're signing up as (Alpha, Beta, Cheerleader): Cheerleader
What are your preferences? (Gen, Slash, Het, specific pairings): Honestly pretty open about pairings
Do you have anything you absolutely won't be willing to read? (Pairings, Themes): I'm squicky about rape but other than that I am open to pretty much everything.
celestialoceanscelestialoceans on September 16th, 2011 05:12 am (UTC)
Your Username: celestialoceans
Your e-mail address: Destiny_87@msn.com
What you're signing up as: Beta
What are your preferences?: Gen, Slash. I love Sam/Gabe, but Dean/Gabe works too.
Do you have anything you absolutely won't be willing to read?: I don't like rape, or non-con, dub-con is ok as long as there is a (believably) happy ending. Everything else is good.
cashay: Crowleycashay on September 16th, 2011 10:24 am (UTC)
Your username: cashay
Your e-mail address: please ask and I'll send you via Mail
What you're signing up as: Alpha, Cheerleader
What are your preferences?: Slash but I'll also read Gen
Do you have anything you absolutely won't be willing to read?: there are some kinks I don't read like watersports or scat so if your story is full of awesome kinky stuff tell me what you're planning before :)
indigoclayindigoclay on September 16th, 2011 11:41 am (UTC)
Beta offered.
Your username:indigoclay
Your e-mail address:indigoclay@hotmail.co.uk
What you're signing up as (Alpha, Beta, Cheerleader):Beta
What are your preferences? (Gen, Slash, Het, specific pairings):Slash (Sam or Dean/Gabriel or both/Gabe or Cas/Gabe or RPF).
Do you have anything you absolutely won't be willing to read? (Pairings, Themes):Death!fic or any kink!fic that includes bloodplay.
'Dreaplaceofinsanity on September 16th, 2011 02:08 pm (UTC)
Your username: placeofinsanity
Your e-mail address: amount13@gmail.com
What you're signing up as (Alpha, Beta, Cheerleader): ALL OF THEM. But I'm best as a beta. :D
What are your preferences? (Gen, Slash, Het, specific pairings): Slash, Sam/Gabe, Sam/Castiel, Sam/Dean, Sam/Gabriel/Castiel/Dean.
Do you have anything you absolutely won't be willing to read? (Pairings, Themes): Dean/Castiel as a central pairing, and rapefic.
sumiremoonsumiremoon on September 16th, 2011 02:50 pm (UTC)
Your username: sumiremoon
Your e-mail address: ctsukiyumi@yahoo.com
What you're signing up as (Alpha, Beta, Cheerleader): Cheerleader :D
What are your preferences? (Gen, Slash, Het, specific pairings): Slash and Gen.
Do you have anything you absolutely won't be willing to read? (Pairings, Themes): Watersports, scat, rape-fic, unhappy ending (I like happy endings).
peaceformizupeaceformizu on September 16th, 2011 08:34 pm (UTC)
Your username: peaceforemizu
Your e-mail address: victoria.elizabeth.grace@gmail.com
What you're signing up as (Alpha, Beta, Cheerleader): Alpha, Cheerleader
What are your preferences? (Gen, Slash, Het, specific pairings): Just something with a pairing.
Do you have anything you absolutely won't be willing to read? (Pairings, Themes): Nothing really bothers me too much off the top of my head.
Cynical Kittymoonbeamdancer on September 17th, 2011 12:41 am (UTC)
Your username: moonbeamdancer
Your e-mail address: moonbeamdancer2000@yahoo.com
What you're signing up as (Alpha, Beta, Cheerleader): Beta or Cheerleader
What are your preferences? (Gen, Slash, Het, specific pairings): Slash, I love Dean/Gabriel.
Do you have anything you absolutely won't be willing to read? (Pairings, Themes): None


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Nova kevnovakev on September 17th, 2011 02:16 am (UTC)
Your username: novakev
Your e-mail address: mcneilsam66@yahoo.com
What you're signing up as (Alpha, Beta, Cheerleader): Beta
What are your preferences? (Gen, Slash, Het, specific pairings): Sam/anyone
Do you have anything you absolutely won't be willing to read? (Pairings, Themes): No, and I don't squick easily.
lacking in glittertawg on September 17th, 2011 07:58 am (UTC)
Your username: tawg
Your e-mail address: nonidentity [at] hotmail [dot] com
What you're signing up as (Alpha, Beta, Cheerleader): All threee!
What are your preferences? (Gen, Slash, Het, specific pairings): I'm fine with any pairings or genres.
Do you have anything you absolutely won't be willing to read? (Pairings, Themes): Anything that is really, REALLY heavy on the angst. Like, if it's your goal to leave your readers crying and thinking of ending it all, I can guarantee I won't finish it. Also, I haven't seen all of season 6, so if you require a sound knowledge of that season I am not the alpha/beta for you.
blackmagic661blackmagic661 on September 20th, 2011 06:23 pm (UTC)
Your username: blackmagic661
Your e-mail address: forbiden5@yahoo.co.uk
What you're signing up as (Alpha, Beta, Cheerleader): Beta
What are your preferences? (Gen, Slash, Het, specific pairings): Slash, i love Gabe/Sam or Trickster/Sam, Cas/Sam . As long as bottom Sam.
Do you have anything you absolutely won't be willing to read? (Pairings, Themes): Won't do non-con, sadish endings (like happy endings), extremeish kinks, death!fics, genderswap or gender bender
make5hift_wings: waitermake5hift_wings on September 24th, 2011 11:08 am (UTC)
Your username: make5hift_wings
Your e-mail address: echelonscotland@hotmail dot co.uk
What you're signing up as (Alpha, Beta, Cheerleader): Anything and everything, I'll cheer and crack that whip over misplaced apostrophes and errant commas
What are your preferences? (Gen, Slash, Het, specific pairings): Nup, I'm easy :D
Do you have anything you absolutely won't be willing to read? (Pairings, Themes):
Um, really bad torture fic, watersports and serious non-con, other than that, see above
ceirseach.blogspot.comceirseach.blogspot.com on September 27th, 2011 02:22 pm (UTC)
Given I've no one I know to beta fic and will therefore have to ask for one here, I ought to reciprocate...

Your username: Ceirseach
Your e-mail address: hannah|kilpatrick@gmail|com (replace | with .)
What you're signing up as (Alpha, Beta, Cheerleader): Beta.
What are your preferences? (Gen, Slash, Het, specific pairings): Any.
Do you have anything you absolutely won't be willing to read? (Pairings, Themes): Spoilers for season 7. Gratuitous non-con/torture/death - ie, where it feels like the author is just doing it to ramp up the angst factor without actually considering its implications beyond 'yay now my characters can be sad and have sex'. I dislike humiliation in a sexual context, but it can be done well and I wouldn't stop reading just for that.
H. Elizabethwhit_merule on December 25th, 2011 08:52 pm (UTC)
(The spoilers for season 7 bit now no longer applies, btw.)
(And yes, this is my LJ account - not sure why I posted the above as openid!)
shadownashirashadownashira on October 12th, 2011 07:48 am (UTC)
Your username: shadownashira
Your e-mail address: shadownashira (at) gmail (dot) com
What you're signing up as (Alpha, Beta, Cheerleader): Any of the three
What are your preferences? (Gen, Slash, Het, specific pairings): Gen or slash. I particularly like Sam/Gabriel, Dean/Gabriel and Cas/Gabriel
Do you have anything you absolutely won't be willing to read? (Pairings, Themes): I'd prefer no Wincest, but I'm still willing to read. Other than that, I'm good for everything else.

Oh, also, I know what happened in Season 6 but I haven't watched the whole season. I don't know the finer details of the episodes so you might want to keep that in mind.
Consulting five-year-old: dawn of adventureslowsunrise on October 13th, 2011 01:46 am (UTC)
Your username: Slowsunrise
Your e-mail address: s_kurki@hotmail.com
What you're signing up as (Alpha, Beta, Cheerleader): Cheerleader
What are your preferences? (Gen, Slash, Het, specific pairings): Slash, but can work with both het and gen. I love AUs but can read both SPN and RPF with no problems. Usually I write Dean/Cas but I love me some Sam/Gabe!
Do you have anything you absolutely won't be willing to read? (Pairings, Themes): I'm here for the happy endings. Also, nothing too squicky, thanks.

Now throw an email my way so we can start! :3
mistalaganmistalagan on October 26th, 2011 01:25 pm (UTC)
Your username: mistalagan
Your e-mail address: katetinoATgmailDOTcom
What you're signing up as (Alpha, Beta, Cheerleader): Alpha/Beta
What are your preferences? (Gen, Slash, Het, specific pairings): Prefer gen or Sam/Gabriel in any form, but I can work with anything
Do you have anything you absolutely won't be willing to read? (Pairings, Themes): Stockholm syndrome. Especially if it's portrayed as a happy ending, and involves rape somehow. (If the rape is portrayed realistically and negatively, that's fine - it's really just when they bounce back quickly or suddenly fall in love with their rapist that I get twitchy. The Sheik, anyone? Brrr). Anything else is fine, although I haven't seen all of season 6, so I'm not an expert on Crowley or Balthazar.
Methayamethaya on October 31st, 2011 05:24 pm (UTC)
Alpha or beta reader for grabs
Your username:
methaya
Your e-mail address:
methaya@web.de
What you're signing up as (Alpha, Beta, Cheerleader):
Alpha and/or beta
What are your preferences? (Gen, Slash, Het, specific pairings):
Preference is slash but I'll take anything
Do you have anything you absolutely won't be willing to read? (Pairings, Themes):
Hit me, I can take it.
tinypinkmousetinypinkmouse on November 1st, 2011 09:12 am (UTC)
Your username: tinypinkmouse
Your e-mail address: mkh2099@hotmail.com
What you're signing up as (Alpha, Beta, Cheerleader): Any of them, though I'm really only used to doing beta and don't know how good I'd be at the other two.
What are your preferences? (Gen, Slash, Het, specific pairings): Slash and gen mainly, but I have nothing against het.
Do you have anything you absolutely won't be willing to read? (Pairings, Themes): I can't think of anything. I'm pretty open to most things.

Really, just ask me if you want more specific answers. :D
robina963 on December 31st, 2012 05:02 am (UTC)
Your username.
Robina963

Your e-mail address.
drummsj@msn.com

What you're signing up as (Alpha, Beta, Cheerleader).
Alpha, Cheerleader.

What are your preferences? (Gen, Slash, Het, specific pairings):
I prefer slash but I am fine with all pairings

Do you have anything you absolutely won't be willing to read? (Pairings, Themes)
No but I do prefer happy endings.