is it corny to write a beta appreciation post? i don’t think people who don’t write fic understand how essential betas are. the ones who inadvertently become your go to person that you whine about your stories to, the ones who read over your fic even though it’s not their fandom or their type of story. the ones who give you tough love and tell you when shit needs to be fixed. the ones who know when to be kind and pretend like it’s perfectly normal to have a shitton of unfinished sentences in your edited drafts. the ones who aren’t fluent but still catch grammar mistakes and typos. just in general, all the betas out there, inadvertent or not. if you’ve ever looked over someone’s story for them or listened to someone trying to figure out how to write themselves out of a corner. your contributions are endlessly valuable and fandom would not be the same without you.
Rip ur poor soul I send my regards