Just some thanks and requests64
Hey guys! Hope you enjoyed our blast of updates this weekend! We’re busy little bees in the September hive
mind and are thrilled with every comment we get :D I’m taking a moment here to give some shoutouts about things that have been popping up:
You people are awesome to start with, and you people who are able to help us keep bringing you fun projects via financial contributions of any denomination are awesomer :D Every little bit helps us take more ‘risks’ on potential new projects, and while we’d still be doing just as much even if we had to pay out of our own pocket, having a little cushion definitely helps take the edge off, so THANK YOU!
Asking for Updates
However, awesome as donations are, asking us to update Project XYZ isn’t cool, guys :/ We’re a teeny tiny group who are all employed with full-time jobs, and scanlating is something we do for fun in our spare time. We try to take some of the pain out of the wait by letting people know to the best of our knowledge when something that’s serialized is going to come out, either via notes or tumblr or our FAQ section, so please avail yourself of those resources before asking us when the next chapter of XYZ is going to be released. Also, please don’t bug us about releases less than 2 weeks after the magazine comes out in Japan—sometimes it takes a while for us to get ahold of the magazine, or we’re busy with other more pressing projects, or a cleaner’s sick and it’s taking longer than usual to get something out. Scanlating takes a lot of work, especially if you want it to look nice, so please cut us some slack ^^; We’ve been getting more and more comments/questions about when a project is coming out, so save yourself some time and check out the resources above and just be patient :P
Recommendations for new authors or projects
We’re always happy to receive recommendations for the above, but with one caveat: we’re pretty full up right now and are quite picky in storyline and art (in other words: please don’t recommend one-shots or stories with rape :|). You’re welcome to leave comments over on our feedback page here, but please understand that the sheer size of our group means we have to be quite choosy with what we do, or we’ll get overwhelmed.
We’ve also been getting a few comments/questions lately asking if we’re ever going to post more doujinshi for series XYZ, and we’d like to take the opportunity to clarify when we do doujinshi—which is ‘whenever we’re out of manga to scanlate’. Doujinshi are our fallback works, and while we have plenty we’d like to do, our manga series scanlations take priority, so we’ll typically only get to those after things have settled down.
Thanks for listening, guys, and as always: feel free to leave comments here if you have any questions :D