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Hi, I currently have an Alex/Yassen fic that's very close to finishing (I'm just having some trouble with finding a closing right now but it's basically 99% done), anyway I was wondering if there was anyone out there who's free now and can beta-read the fic for me. Maybe give me some suggestions for the last line/paragraph too if possible. I'd really really appreciate the help.

The fic is inspired by After the End of the World by Silver Queen, the fic is basically an AU where Alex loses in Skeleton Key and Sarov manages to blow up the Kola Peninsular and then take over Russia and established the New Soviet Union. The fic is set 7 years later with Alex growing up as Sarov's adopted son and joining the military and becoming Lieutenant Alexander Alexeiovich Sarov.

The fic is NC-17 and contains some violent sex between Alex and Yassen.

Please please please pretty please beta read for me. Also, I know you're doing me a favour but please tell me exactly when you can have it done if you beta read it. I've been left hanging for months by beta readers on several occasions and i really don't want that to happen again.

Comments

laurakyna
Jun. 8th, 2010 04:37 pm (UTC)
That's certainly an original idea- it's intriguing, and I am quite interested in finding out what happens...hmmm...
As for being a beta reader- when I write I demand that my beta priorises my work (because I'm impatient and I want to post it now, damnit!). If I was a beta I would do the same for the writer- work as fast as possible to get it done, because waiting for more than a few days is just really annoying... So basically what I'm trying to say, is that I'm interested in becoming your beta reader, and that if I was then you should get each chapter back within a few days (depending on the size of the chapter of course).
The only thing that concerns me about this fic from my reading of the summary above, is that Alex may be too OOC.
If you don't want me as your beta reader, I hope you find a good one who won't let you down again, and I look forward to reading your fic whenever it becomes available in the future...
hollywood_r_bin
Jun. 8th, 2010 05:48 pm (UTC)
Wow, thank you! i thought i wasn't going to get any replies. And yes, that is totally how i feel with waiting though i tend to be scared to be too pushy cause the beta reader is doing me a huge favour.

And it's actually a one-shot fic with a very small possibility of one sequel in a very far off future so no chapters... it's currently about 5800 words.

And as for the OOC bit, well, i tried my very hardest to keep him in character, well it's really really hard to balance things with Alex spending 7 years under Sarov... but anyway, i hope it didn't turn out too weird for you... it is kind of weird for me writing it too... you'll see why when you read it i suppose.

Anyway i will send you a pm. I just finished it now... I will send you a downloadable link via media fire.
laurakyna
Jun. 10th, 2010 07:42 am (UTC)
Okay- I got the link, and I downloaded it and looked at the fic and everything- it's great, works quite well, and there were only a few spelling mistakes and stuff which I've corrected, but the only problem is that I don't know how to send it back to you...
Oh, almost forgot to tell you- the ending was pretty much perfect! XD
hollywood_r_bin
Jun. 10th, 2010 08:48 am (UTC)
Oh thank you... i've been wondering about the ending all day and whether it was a bit too weird hehe.

And uh, i'll pm you my email then since you don't seem to have a mediafire account.