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29 August 2009 @ 11:49 pm
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Got something to say? Comments? Questions? Rants? Random whatnots?

May it be a simple "Hello!" or "Hey, one of your download links isn't working" or "Oh, what fandoms are you guys into?" or "Hey, I want to join your staff!" or "How do I encrypt using the Feistel Cipher?" or whatever~

DO DROP US A MESSAGE! ヽ(´▽`)/


BUT BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE...

FAQs, AND THEN SOME~

★ Where the hell are the scanlations? I can't see them.
They're here, but they're locked so that only members can see them, so you have to join the comm.

★ So why are they locked? ASDFJKL;
It's so that we may have this false sense of security that we can monitor the traffic of who gets to see our scanlations.  We don't really want to be all magnanimous and spread to the whole world that we have scanlations here for free, when in fact, they're not supposed to be, really, they cost real money, with which those who lend us their raw scans spent (so it's as a little courtesy to them), and that with which the authors/circles who bring us these works live on (which is why we still encourage people to support them by buying the original books if they have the means to).  Not to mention the fact that some of our releases aren't all that "wholesome" as well, and we'd like to at least put up some sort of measure against minors seeing what they shouldn't be seeing~ Not that this'd stop them but Better than nothing, right?

★ Where can I see a list of all the scanlations you have?
Here's our archive.  And here's our list.

★ In your archive, what's with the ones that have no corresponding links?
They're the projects we're currently working on.

★ How do I check the status of the scanlations in your list?
TR = TRanslating;  PR = PRoofreading;  ED = EDiting;  CL = CLeaning;  TY = TYpesetting;  X = Done, but not yet released.

★ How do you determine the rating for each release?
We only have 4 ratings: G, PG, PG13 and NC17.  It stays G when it's all fluff, and innocent, and *nothing* happens. Once there's a kiss or harsh language, it becomes PG.  Then if there are sexual innuendos and whatnot, it's PG13.  When there's prawns/smexy tiemz/call-it-what-you-will, subdued as it may be or hardcore, it's NC17.

★ Where do I get the passwords to download them?
They're on each release post.  They're quite random, so good luck with trying to guess what they are.

★ I've downloaded them, but what are these infernal thingamajigs? I can't open them!!
Go download WINRAR or 7-ZIP.  Or if you have a Mac, the UNARCHIVER.  They are awesome.

★ You say I can request for scanlations? How does this work?
Easy.  Here is our request thread. Provide us with the RAWs (Or at least come with permission from the scanner and the corresponding DL links to them) and we'll scanlate them IFF they look interesting enough, and chances are, they would be.  Remember that by posting there, if you are not the original scanner, be sure you ask them for permission first.  If you're not sure what to tell them, you can just say "Can I ask [info]sugarparade to scanlate your scans?".  Think of us as scanlators-for-hire-that-you-don't-really-have-to-pay-unless-you-really-really-want-to-then...


★ Any specifications for the scans?
Hopefully, they'd have a resolution of at least 200 dpi and have around at least a width of 1200~ pixels.  These, of course, are just preferred specs so that we won't be nagging you of rescans of pages that might be blurry or unreadable~  But hey, if they're clean and crisp, and as long as everything's readable, then all's good~

★ How fast can I expect scanlations to be done?
It depends.  On how hard it is to translate and/or edit, and of course on our free-ness to do these stuff.  We try to release at least 1 every week or so, though.  And so, we might be slow on some, but once we accept a request, you can rest assured that we'll definitely get it done.

★ How many requests can I make at a time?
Well, I guess as long as it's not insanely a lot~ Probably a number we can count on one hand, unless we love you.  However, as to be fair (as we're getting requests from more people lately), we'll do at least one from your list, then go on to the next requester, and then on to the next, then try and do another one from yours again, rinse, repeat.  I'm sure you get the picture~

★ WTH?? My request was made before _____'s.  How come _____'s got scanlated first?
Like I said, it depends.  The easier ones usually get done first, though we are trying to go by the order at which they were requested as much as possible.  Although if requester #1 has a 150-page doujin, while requester #2 has 20-page one, chances are, we'll do the second one first.

★ Do you have preferred fandoms?
Here is the list of all the fandoms we've worked on so far.  See? We're all over the place ヽ(´ー`)ノ

★ Do you only do doujinshis?
We are predominantly a BL doujin scanlation group, though we're open to anything.  The reason we have mostly doujins is because it just so happens that people give us doujins.  And we do have a couple of manga/oneshots as well.  So, the answer is no.  If your Japanese essay was on crack and had random BL cute doodles, we'd scanlate it.  We are a scanlation group for anything... BL.

★ Can I post your releases in other comms or forums and whatnot?
Sure but only post the link back to that particular release.  Which means, don't re-upload them or post our download links directly anywhere, unless you've got permission.  This is more like posting an update on other forums and whatnot that we've released something, i.e. link back to the community, or to that particular release, but no download links please.

★ Can I host your releases in other comms or forums and whatnot?
Send us (kazeyumi  or hwoosh ) a note first regarding this matter.  We'd most likely agree anyway, as long as you ask first, and as long as credit is given to us where credit is due, which includes not tampering with our RAR/ZIP files and not removing our glorious credits page.
And please, never ever hotlink our direct downloads.
This, btw, applies to when the download links are included in your post.  So, please! Ask for permission first.  It's our scanlations, our work, so the least you can do is respect our rules, yes?

★ Can I host your releases in other comms or forums and whatnot?
No thank you~ We'll do that ourselves~

★ Can I upload your releases on YouTube (Or other video streaming sites) or on online readers?
No.

★ Affiliate with us?
Sure? Drop us a message down there ↓ or PM kazeyumi  or hwoosh , and we'll talk about it? ◕ω◕


★ Can I help with scanlations?
YES PLEASE!  Check out our recruitment page to see what positions we need filled~  Drop us a message there, or PM hwoosh  if interested~ ◕‿◕

★ Can I re-scanlate your scanlations to the _____ language?
Do check out our re-trans request list first to see if other groups are already working on what you want to re-do.  Then, leave us a comment there on which titles you want to work on, what language you want to translate them to, and where you're going to post them after.

★ I am from _____ scanlation group, want to have a joint project with us?
SURE!  Tell us what you'd need from us, then we could work something out ❤

★ Where did you get the art you used for your credits pages?
They were drawn specially for us ❤ We have a compilation of all of 'em right here.  Drop us a message there if you're interested in making one for us as well~  If we use it, we'll advertise for you when you're open for commissions.

★ My question is not in your FAQs, what do I do?
Ask down there ↓↓↓ or if you wanted to retain anonymity, for one reason or another, drop us your question here, or e-mail us (be sure to put a valid e-mail address if you want us to reply).

★ Do you really know how to encrypt using the Feistel cipher?
Why yes `ヽ(*v *)>
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key3896key3896 on July 18th, 2010 01:13 pm (UTC)
Hope you could allow me to join your group. Thanks
珍怡★: america: hmm?hwoosh on July 18th, 2010 05:46 pm (UTC)
Hm? By join do you mean as staff or just as a member that downloads stuff? Cause membership isn't moderated 8D
Misteehitzusin on July 20th, 2010 04:19 am (UTC)
I-I didn't see it in here so I wanted to ask first -- are we allowed to use scans to colour/icon/graphic-ize? =3 Thank you for all your hard work! :D
珍怡★: prussia: kirakirahwoosh on July 20th, 2010 04:55 am (UTC)
For such purpose, I would say, credit the artist/circle, and if you could, ask the original scanner (whose names are usually on each release post), as we're only ever concerned about the distribution of our scanlations in their entirety

Most welcome, and thank you very much for asking first ^^
Your weight on my back keeps me from trouble.: HIchigo/Ichigonmhotel21 on December 25th, 2010 06:29 am (UTC)
Hiya, sorry for being a bother, but I was wondering if you are still going to scanlate Bleach: TRIPLEBERRY AU LAIT [by Gyohkoh] → MISZXBRII, because I was looking at the projects' google document and it wasn't there...

Anyways, thanks for all of your hard work what you do is awesome XD!
珍怡★: プロイセン: きらきらhwoosh on December 25th, 2010 06:38 am (UTC)
It has already been scanlated ^^; So I guess not
(no subject) - nmhotel21 on December 25th, 2010 07:26 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - hwoosh on December 25th, 2010 07:27 am (UTC) (Expand)
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珍怡★: クラウス: are you daft?hwoosh on December 26th, 2010 08:08 pm (UTC)
No, if you request to join here. We have a separate thread for join requests ^^v go mosey along there
Miriniamirinia on December 26th, 2010 04:23 pm (UTC)
Hi,

I've read your rules & added you. Pls be my friend. Scanlated goodies are for my reading pleasure only, not for sharing. ^^
珍怡★: コサカ: ...hwoosh on December 26th, 2010 08:10 pm (UTC)
Apparently not thoroughly, since you're here commenting on our FAQs thread :T
Go mosey on there.
faelohfaeloh on December 26th, 2010 04:58 pm (UTC)
' No recently-created journals'
I was just wondering how new, was too new.
I've had the misfortune of not bothering with join only comms since I was without internet for a while and now this account is only about a month old.
珍怡★: アメリカ: ん?hwoosh on December 26th, 2010 08:14 pm (UTC)
Re: ' No recently-created journals'
Ideally it's 6months though I sometimes let it slide, other factors considered. Though I have an apprehension for accounts made Nov2010 onwards, see, that's when all the wank began.
Lilithiellilith666999 on January 3rd, 2011 12:53 pm (UTC)
Hi !
I would like to know if that's possible to translate some of your scanlations (in French).
珍怡★: ブール: おつかれ~hwoosh on January 3rd, 2011 06:04 pm (UTC)
Here is our Re-translation request list
Can you drop us a message there which ones you'd be interested in doing? The ones that have already been claimed/done are listed there as well
khuahaulkhuahaul on January 4th, 2011 05:41 am (UTC)
I've noticed, unfortunately, that all your doujins are locked and can't be accessed unless one is a member. And yet, you're not accepting any more members the page has noted as well.
Will you be taking members again soon?
And if not, is there any where else that I can download your doujins? I'm looking for two in particular, from Kuroshitsuji with the titles D and Akumade Anata wo XX Shitai.
ashurenashuren on January 4th, 2011 11:59 am (UTC)
Aside from the roughly 6 month wait time, I was wondering about the activity required to join your group. Zero posts is a no-no obviously, but I deleted my last journal here as a result of not using it often. (About 2 1/2 years of being on and I made maybe 10 posts.) To be honest, the only journal I make use of is deviant art's and even then not too frequently. If once I'm able to join I don't post or tend to have nearly excessive periods of time between them, would I be at risk for removal ? I try to be less of a lurker but it's a bit tough to shake.

Also, about those 'other factors', what would constitute not having to wait so long ? That is, if you're able to share that sort of thing.

Finally, for translators, is there a preferred level you go for ? I've only gone up to Level 2 of 4 at my college, and I won't be taking 3 for another year or so after I've finished some other necessary courses. I'm not sure what you consider enough, and I didn't spot a test of any sort in your Staff post.

Sorry, I'm just not too clear on these things. Also, I felt it more prudent to post them as one rather than splitting it up in both posts, not to mention that I'm not comfortable sharing my email when it's not necessary. I hope this isn't trouble to go over and please take your time in replying.
珍怡★: ベル:  ̄A ̄hwoosh on January 6th, 2011 06:13 pm (UTC)
Well, see there are people who might have 0 journal entries, yet a bazillion comments made, that speaks pretty well for activity I reckon.. At least we'd kinda feel less wary of it being a sockpuppet account. See, sockpuppet accts tend to be inactive.. And as shallow as it may sound, we have no other way of guarding against them as of now.

I'm not sure what "Lvl 2 of 4" would pertain to.. Well, as long as you can translate from Jap to Eng coherently, and could read without furigana + occasionally try and decipher them kanji scribbles, then that's good enough. Unlike manga, doujins don't have furigana, I don't think I've ever worked on one that has 'em, plus, sometimes the way they write 'em, they look like chicken scratch scribbles :T

(no subject) - ashuren on January 7th, 2011 11:37 am (UTC) (Expand)
a l i: nanalil_ali on January 11th, 2011 03:51 am (UTC)
Just a quick question. I've joined a large number of manga/doujinshi sharing communities, but it seems that there might be some, er, animosity out there between scanlators and sharing communities. I really have no idea which sharing communities have a tendency to blatently disregard/disrespect scanlators and their rules, but perhaps you have a list somewhere? If so, would you mind sharing? I don't personally upload anything onto any site at all, but I would prefer not to be associated with any of these sharing comms. :) Thanks.
珍怡★: コサカ: ...hwoosh on January 12th, 2011 06:03 pm (UTC)
Well, most sharing sites I know actually make it a point to have permission first from the scanlators... Even on most forums, if you ask the mods to take something down, they will, which kinda shows that they at least respect the scanlator's wishes. However, when you see something like this on a site's main page

This community is a little different from your usual communities. First off, it's a yaoi doujinshi/manga community. Yes, I know, that's not very ununsual these days. Now, onto the fun part. You can share whatever you want here. Ever raped a team's site and felt frustrated that you can't share it anywhere because of their made-up rules? Most other communities forbid it, even though it would be so nice to be able to show it to other fangirls/fanboys. Well, now here's your chance. No matter the team, share it here, no posts will be deleted and nobody will know it was you who shared their stuff. If you are scared of posting with your username, simply PM me and I will create the post for you. Moaners will be banned from the community. Now, join the sharer's heaven and start posting all you've got!

Won't you think that's just downright a slap against us?
(no subject) - lil_ali on January 12th, 2011 08:42 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - hwoosh on January 13th, 2011 04:51 am (UTC) (Expand)
madchmadch on March 11th, 2011 03:17 pm (UTC)
One thing! How can i join in kind of Rumbled Letters
Can't Find JOIN link!! @ _ @~
lilli_lillililli_lilli on March 30th, 2011 08:14 pm (UTC)
Join?
Yeah, I would like to join please.
珍怡★hwoosh on April 4th, 2011 09:36 pm (UTC)
Re: Join?
If you'll just read the post, you'll figure out you're in the wrong thread, yeah?
Re: Join? - lilli_lilli on April 7th, 2011 08:37 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Join? - hwoosh on April 15th, 2011 08:14 pm (UTC) (Expand)
nekofreaksnekofreaks on April 12th, 2011 04:23 am (UTC)
Hi sugarparade~ ^_^ Thank you so much for sending me the invitation~ <3 <3

Much love,
-neko
珍怡★: フラン❤hwoosh on April 12th, 2011 04:28 am (UTC)
You're welcome :>
Kana_chankanna19 on April 13th, 2011 05:58 pm (UTC)
Hello!

I think I'm in the correct section as I come to ask a question.

I read this post ---> http://community.livejournal.com/sugarparade/34464.html

But I can not find link to make my application to join the community.

I hope not to be a bother, but I really can not find the comment link to leave my application. T-T
myosotis_lovemyosotis_love on April 16th, 2011 02:29 am (UTC)
Hello~!

I'm sorry to pester you about this (I'm sure you guys get this a lot ><), but I had discovered this comm not too long ago when I first began reading the Reborn a few months ago and I missed my chance to join (I noticed you guys made a small note on the top post stating this comm is closed as of a few days ago). I'm not trying to pester you in letting me join, but I was simply wondering if this was going to be temporary, or are you permanently planning on keeping this comm private? If it's the former, I would love to know when you guys would open again because I would really love to join, but if it's the latter, I'm sorry if something happened that caused you to make that decision.

Nonetheless, thanks for reading my comment (if you got that far XD)~! :) I think it's lovely the things you guys do for the fandom, and hopefully I'll be able to see some of it one day~!
Goldie Tanpapinre on June 11th, 2011 05:15 pm (UTC)
Hi!
Hello! I'm totally new. Just dropping by to say hi! :D Thank you so much for re-opening the membership! Even though today's the first time I heard of this comm..

I'm quite busy because I'm in the middle of the most important year in my entire school life and I really need to get good grades. So just wanna say that I really appreciate everything even though I don't comment much (partly because of school, partly because I'm a little shy...) but I'll make it a point to try!

Hope I'm not a nuisance! SMILEEEESSSSSSS :D
珍怡★: フラン❤hwoosh on June 11th, 2011 06:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Hi!
Thanks for dropping by :>
Well, I won't be surprised. For as long as we had closed membership, we also didn't allow release updates on mangaupdates, and we don't really pimp our scanlations to the main fandom comms though I think I may do that for some now

Thank you, and as long as you respect our rules, then you're welcome here :>
Good luck with school!
kumo_no_ranbukumo_no_ranbu on June 23rd, 2011 06:33 am (UTC)
Hello there...I found another comm with closed membership! >_< Oh well, it's understandable. See, of course like many who came here, I'm interested in joining, seeing that you guys scanlate BL doujins. I'm quite new to BL if you consider 3 years new and I'm really really new to doujins,( I never knew about doujins before! Isn't that awesome?)just discovered doujins from online manga-reading sites since like 3-4 months ago? So yeah, I'm also new to this joining communities thingy and I have joined around 4 communities that share scanlations like this one. And like one post above, I noticed some sort of animosity between a few communities. Now that this is the second comm I found saying they won't let people who are affiliated to certain sites join them, I think I should ask the list names of said sites. If you think by listing out the sites publicly would cause trouble, could you please PM me the list? Though if this post isn't responded to, I think it's quite clear what I should do ^^;. Thank you for reading my post, anyway. Good day to all staffs, and congratulations for getting this far in your efforts!
kumo_no_ranbukumo_no_ranbu on June 23rd, 2011 06:41 am (UTC)
Anyway, I've never uploaded any link to any scanlations, all are kept safely in my hard drive B-) Plus, I'm quite the chicken and easily scared by fights, so one fight between a scanlator site and a sharing comm freaked me out so much I actually stopped downloading things for a few weeks, hahaha...In short, I love staying out of trouble, seeing that getting involved in any would cost me a ban and that's a heavy price to pay coz my country don't let anything BL sold publicly (plus tight shipping rules), so you know the frustration....
Panalopypanalopy on July 23rd, 2011 04:39 pm (UTC)
Hello, dropped by from Silver Lining to say 'thank you' for the vassalord dj :)
So... Thank You.
珍怡★: フラン❤hwoosh on July 24th, 2011 12:35 am (UTC)
aww how sweet of you~ you're welcome~
hypnos28hypnos28 on August 11th, 2011 11:21 am (UTC)
Hi there, thank you so much for accepting me into the comm! I saw the list of releases you guys have (you're awesome!) and realized that I couldn't access the 07-ghost doujins. Do I have to be a member at another community?
Once again, thank you so much for your hard work!
珍怡★: アメリカ: ん?hwoosh on August 11th, 2011 11:03 pm (UTC)
No, it's just that at one point, we had planned to work on some, but the translator in charge suddenly got hit in the face with life, and I got lazy to take it off, so I just left it there but crossed it out 8D
(no subject) - hypnos28 on August 12th, 2011 05:43 am (UTC) (Expand)
Andreiandrei_chan on November 24th, 2011 04:52 am (UTC)
Hi~
Hi, I'm Andrei, and I want to join the comm.
Also I'm interested to translate some of your doujinshi- scanlations into spanish, some like Kyou Kara maou and Prince of Tennis. If it's necessary join the staff for this I have no problem with that, but I just translate from english into spanish. If it's no necessary i'll be glad with your premission. And if you don't want that I translate your projects, I'll understand and be grateful just with read it. So, thanks for your work, and i'll be waiting for an answer.
Andrei
http://andrei-chan.livejournal.com/
珍怡★hwoosh on November 24th, 2011 01:55 pm (UTC)
Re: Hi~
Hello, here is our re-translation request page: http://disaccharides.livejournal.com/8335.html

We want to limit the number of re-translations per doujin per language to 1, so if you see that a doujin already has a Spanish scanlator, then do pick something else :3

Cheers!
ukusforeverukusforever on December 1st, 2011 08:17 am (UTC)
Hello Sugarparade :D I'm a newbie, just think I would drop by say hi and thank you all for sharing great doujinshis xD
Joey Naruhodojoeynaruhodo on February 9th, 2012 12:06 pm (UTC)
Um, I have a feeling it has been asked before but...
How do you join as a member that downlods stuff?
Thanks for a reply if I get one...
珍怡★: アメリカ: ん?hwoosh on February 10th, 2012 02:37 am (UTC)
You hit join
chie_771732chie_771732 on February 19th, 2012 11:16 pm (UTC)
Hello, I just wanted to ask if you guarantee that there's no virus within all of your files (or if it always depends on who just uploaded it). :)
珍怡★: ブルー: (´・ω・`)hwoosh on February 20th, 2012 04:06 am (UTC)
I've never heard anyone complain, and of course I can only account for files you'd find here within the comm.
In Bloomplum_69 on March 14th, 2012 05:35 pm (UTC)
Hi, i just want to be affiliate with you n.n
I re- translate doujinshi to english to spanish so i hope that wouldn't be a problem (;へ:)

Okay, bye~*


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