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*sigh*

So, um, I was reading a fic, and I actually left a review (for once). This person, I thought, clearly needed a beta desperately, and I offered my services.

She replied saying that she had a beta, and she knew her "grammer" was bad and her characterization was way off, but it's just fanfiction, and only for fun.

I don't know what to do! There's a sad dearth of AJ/Mac writers in the JAG fandom (there's a sad lack of fic, period, now that the show's over), and I want to encourage anyone who's willing to write. But... yeah. You've gotta have standards, you know?

So should I offer to beta again, or should I just *facepalm* and move on?

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_workinprogress
Mar. 8th, 2007 06:01 am (UTC)
move on.
with the attitude she has it's a lost cause.
thedivinegoat
Mar. 8th, 2007 08:23 am (UTC)
*facepalm* and move on.

You could reply with, 'Oh OK, but if you ever want a beta in the future you know where to find me' but anything more is going to be banging your head against a wall.

Unfortunately too many people have this attitude. (Icon chosen at random by LJ, by oddly appropriate I feel).
raindroproses
Mar. 8th, 2007 10:38 pm (UTC)
I don't understand why people wouldn't want to put their best work out, though! I mean, when your fic is so riddled with mistakes that it makes people hit the back button before finishing the first sentence... I'd think that'd be a bit discouraging.
novasupernova
Mar. 8th, 2007 09:22 am (UTC)
you got to be kidding
You are fucking GOOD!!!!
esp your kibbs fics.
And I am in desperate need for SMUT BETA.
Why don't you be my BETA?
If you don't mind...and have the time, its extremely tedious job, no?
for my nc-17 kibbs.
Let me know.
Thanks.
raindroproses
Mar. 8th, 2007 10:37 pm (UTC)
Re: you got to be kidding
As long as it's not too long, sure! Feel free to send it to me.
novasupernova
Mar. 9th, 2007 12:49 am (UTC)
Re: you got to be kidding
Thanks...
gem225
Mar. 8th, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC)
I recommend moving on. You offered, she declined, and she's clearly got an attitude that would be hell to work with as a beta. Believe me, I've beta'd for people like that. *facepalm* No more, though!

JAG's coming out on DVD - Seasons 1 & 2 are out now, with Season 3 coming out later this month, I think. Maybe in time that will get people writing new fic.
raindroproses
Mar. 8th, 2007 10:35 pm (UTC)
Season three's coming out this month?! I NEED to find a decent video editing program for Linux--I have so many vid ideas, it's ridiculous. :-)
gem225
Mar. 8th, 2007 11:31 pm (UTC)
Season 3 comes out on DVD March 20th.

Good luck finding the right video editing program for you. :-)

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