|Current music:||Adele - Hometown Glory|
Oh beta wherefore art thou (like this?)
The woes of changing betas :( It's exceptionally hard to find betas in some fandoms than others (especially if you're a no-name fan). J-rock is one of them.
My old one is busy with RL, so I tried and found a new one.
I barely know my new beta but she volunteered and she seems nice. Well. She *is* nice. But since I told her I'm ESL (actually it's ETL) she seems to go from talking to me normally to seemingly wanting to hold my hand and talk to me with small words. It's frustrating. English being my third language is a fact, but it says nothing about how long I've used the language and how comfortable I am with it. I still make stupid mistakes with the language, but to tell you the truth, when it comes to writing I'm most comfortable with English than I am with my second or even my first one.
I really don't want to say anything to offend her about this, because frankly I should be grateful that somebody took the time to check for grammatical errors that might escaped me. And I am grateful, but when she questioned my use of 'dissipated' because she thinks "it's too much of a big word, I think I should warn you about using them, 'cause it makes you sound pretentious. Why not use 'disappeared'?", to say that I was
flummoxed discombobulated confused by that was an understatement. Especially because in this alternate universe that's highly IC. (and what's wrong with 'suffusing'?)
Love and frustration,
And while I'm in the topic of J-Rock: Fandom, just because the band you like makes louder music, doesn't make other bands 'instantly shit' just because they're not as loud. Really. Variety isn't always bad. *grumbles how when she first got into the fandom, hide was still alive and those kids know nothing about climbing up mountains in the snow both ways to get to buy 'Final Act' and should really stop whining*