Crandall28: Farewell Friendship Scans

Firstly, i would like to thank EVERYONE who made my time at Friendship Scans (FS) super amazing and wonderful. The project managers of FS has announced to disband FS on April 4, 2021. FS has been scanlating since 2012, and have released many series under its organization – they have definitely been a huge part for exposing english-speaking readers to many manga series.

i joined FS in 2018 with motivation in becoming a cleaner to help give back to the manga community – as an avid reader, the least I could do was help release chapters and FS gave me that opportunity. Passing their cleaning test was nerve-wrecking, but i luckily succeeded. i’m not going to go into full detail, but i remember the amazing FS forums site (utilizing Tapatalk software), and the integrated forum threads with tutorials with instructions for whatever role you were in (cleaner, proofreader, typesetter, etc).

What was really memorable for me, was the usage of Slack – a chatroom software that FS used before migrating to Discord. in the slack chatroom, we would update one another on manga projects, or would just chill and talk about our personal lives. it truly made me realize the productivity and communication of a group who shares the similar goals and interests in manga.

it’s quite underwhelming, but i helped release just 7 chapters as a cleaner during my time with FS for the following manga series: Scarlet Palace (my first chapter release as cleaner), CHAT, Drops of Dream The Golden Birdcage, and Tale of The Bamboo Cutter (to my memory, these were the series with chapters that were released — i also cleaned some for other series, but their chapters have not been released yet). nonetheless, despite my small contribution to FS, i will always appreciate them for taking me under their wing.

i will most likely miss out a lot of people’s names, but i definitely have to give a shoutouts to all who helped me in FS no matter big or small >> u are much appreciated: Kouhai, Asphodels, M0zart, Miru, Rempai, Akiyun, asckj1, Riisa, MistyMischief, Valerie, Sempai, TheWillgamer99, inf1425, and of course… Slackbot (hehe)! u have helped me become a better cleaner, and a better being – thank u for teaching me the ways.

anyway, i’ll ALWAYS rep FS for lyfe… although i am sad about FS being shutdown, i am also motivated to continue scanlating with different groups and on my own too. farewell Friendship Scans ❤


Crandall27: long time – lots to do

Hey everyone, soz for the huge MIA lately —– long story short >> i want to release more video edits and keep in touch with y’all more often. if u haven’t already, feel free to join our manga scanlation group discord server: crandall inc studios ( ~ there, we release scanlated manga

also, i recently posted a new edit with saturn genesis’s outstanding track: none ]] my friends have been really pushing me to edit more – thank u 🙂 btw, i really love this song……. .soothing…..~

other than that, been doing okay. life is all over the place now, but we’re here… stay safe out there and keep on wildin ~~~~ till next time///

❤ crandall

Crandall26: Super Quick Update + Movies

What’s wildin y’all! I know it’s been a loooooong while… and when I say a while, i mean a really good while! I’m still alive and jivin, just been on the grind strivin. As of lately, I’ve been finding an interest in video/photo editing + the art of creating stories through videos and photos. It’s tough — ! it be tough. It be like that sometimes, but as long as we always on that grind, we will persevere.

And yeah, otha than that, I still be working on manga cleans + streaming from time-to-time. anyway, gtg! See y’all next time yo!!


-Crandall ❤

Crandall25: When a being loves another being

Wat’s wildin y’all?!? Soz i haven’t kept up in a good while, but all is well yo! How’s everythang? As for me, I’ve been crackin everyday – been doin some commissions lately for videos ///` time consuming, but i love doin it ❤

Just some things I be thinkin about… like when someone loves someone something else. Love is a powerful feeling… a powerful thing that can make a being go insane… As they say: love is a sickness, or one can get “love sickness/love sick”. Yet, this sickness is treated as one of the most beautiful things something can happen to a living being.

Why is that? Hmm… I’d like to discuss this thing called love. Based on my opinion and experience, it all starts with them attraction –  may that be a physical or them emotional attraction… but before we even get to what attracts one another, I have to make a point about love.

We ALL have the ability to love – I feel that it be an innate thing within us as soon as we be born. While it may seem that some people be dark, evil, bad in nature, they all have the ability to love.

Now, back to attraction. While we all have them ability to love, we need this “love” to be triggered within us through someone/something’s physical or emotional attraction. Here be some examples: you see a movie that you really vibe with cuz it was filmed in a such an aesthetically pleasing way that made you really love it. In that case, you love that movie for it’s physical appearance. Another example; you see a person that you find really physically attractive. You talk to them and you find that you both vibe really well. In that case, you love that person for their physical and emotional attraction.

While we have two traits that we find attractive – physical and emotional – I also feel that there are much more things to find attractive… but physical and emotional attraction are the two main roots. But then that begs the question: can we control what we love?

Do we, as beings of this universe, have a choice as to what we love? This be a controversial question, one that has been asked and discussed many times. What do you think…?

Gotta crack now, but thanks for wildin here. Love y’all, peace, love, unity ~~~`


Crandall24: To be… or not to be aroused..

wat’s wildin y’all! its been a hot minute since i’ve wrote here – soz bout that! Been thinking bout a few thangs, and i was surfing da My Anime List website forums, and saw something real interesting… here is the direct link to that thread:

Titled: Can you read ecchi/hentai without getting “urges”?

basically, da OP was wonderin if guys dont crack on getting “excited” when reading ecchi/hentai. for those who don’t know, ecchi is softcore porn and naughty-style of art… in comparison to hentai which is straight up hardcore porn. obviously, that is the simplified version, but i’ll keep it at that for the sake of time.

while i was crackin on the discussion, there were interesting comments that i vibe with:

“What’s hot is not the nudity itself but the sexual context it’s shown in.” -NthDegree

this in response to the idea that guys get aroused by looking at nude bodies. as NthDegree mentions, what truly matters is the sexual context that nudity is shown in. i definitely agree with that – like one can look at a nude painting of a guy crying, in contrast to a nude painting of a guy in a very sexual position. Out of those two paintings, which one would arouse u the most?

of course, that is all subjective. and there are reasons as to why ppl read ecchi/hentai in the first place.

Horkus states:

“It depends, but I don’t necessarily read ecchi manga because of the ecchi content, most of the time that’s an accessory to the main draw of the series… So a lot of the time I don’t really react to ecchi content because that’s not what I’m focusing on when I’m reading. I don’t mind that it’s there, but it doesn’t grab my attention either. “

well said! for Horkus, ecchi is not the main reason why they read ecchi manga – let alone their main concern. for some, ecchi content is simply just… there.

Horkus continues:

“H-manga is different for me, because I’m reading it for the h content, so of course I’m going to react. If it didn’t do anything for me I wouldn’t be reading it. No point in reading porn if you don’t get into it, I’m certainly not into it for the story.”

so yeah, when reading hentai, horkus is in it to get aroused – and not for the story. and that’s totally fine! imo, if i were to read hentai, i would probably do the same, lol.

in my opinion… when one does read ecchi or hentai, the “urge” highly depends on them situation and how the body is portrayed. a lot has to do with the situation too. like mutual love and sex, versus rape — i would definitely drive an urge towards mutual love. however, some people have their own kinks and may get off to rape content — as previously mentioned, it is highly subjective. and some people might even have the urge when simply seeing the naked body.

but what about you, what gives you the “urge”? till next time y’all, PEACE!



Crandall23: Groovin through life…!

Wat’s crackin ya’ll? Been a hot minute since we’ve wilded! Hope ya’ll cats and dogs been doin well yo! A lot in life got me thinkin of why we continue and live through it… and at that same time, I was listenin to some George P. Funk (George Clinton) and he always had this groove where u just gotta find that funk! All aboard them Mothaship yo ~~ it’s a funkin time!

Now why I got this epiphany is cuz it dawned on me: we just gotta find that groove in our lives in order to continue livin and movin on! Find that Mothaship and hop on on it! Find that sweet chariot (here that song be live) and ride it! So far, been wildin on my job, every day and working wit them animals is all good, like I be grateful and all u feel me?

But like in my heart, there be a large empty space that I want it to be filled up with… and I’m still trying to figure that out… like what I want to do for the rest of my life. Something I enjoy and love to crack on, something where I don’t even hesitate on doing, something I crave… yet I gotta discover that.

So my message to ya’ll: Discova yo grove!

Peace, love, unity… and get crackin!


Crandall22: Second Scanlation Group

What’s wildin ya’ll!?!? Been crackin on life – same cycle, but I try to spice thangs up!

First off, gonna give a shoutout to Friendship Scans! Always and forever I’ll crack with them, they have always been kind and generous – much respect and love!

Now, I had them itch for a series to release new scanlated chapters! That series be Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo suru! So I went and contacted da scanlation group Moe Panda Scans, and they welcomed me with them warm arms! September 27th, I was assigned ma first chapter from them!! And guess what it was… chapter 12 of Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo suru! A dream come true ma friends!

Thank you Panda, Kale, Akatsuki, Jay, Kion, Totally-not-a-Bot Kazuma, Heike, and everyone for them warm welcome!

Otha than that, been crackin on tha usual job ~ wildin on them aquarium animals and all. Gotta scrub them fins, lordy lord!

Aight ya’ll, peace and love and till next time!


Crandall21: Sampling

Hey ho!

What’s crackin everyone? Been a h0t minute since, but gonna crack on lil thoughts…

For those who don’t know, tha term “sampling” is when a music producer finds an already made music track and takes it, flips and cracks it into a new song – almost like a remix in some ways, but creating a completely unique and new song. A pretty tight example is Run-DMC’s “Peter Piper” (1986), which sampled them instrumentals from Bob James’ “Take Me to the Mardi Gras” (1975), who covered Paul Simon’s “Take Me to the Mardi Gras” (1973).

But when brothas and sistas find samples, there be the term “digging“. Now digging is when you be searchin for them music tracks to use for sampling. And when you discover yoself a real dope sample, then it almost feels like holding onto treasure (cuz you spent hours “digging” for it, get it?).

Howeva, in this day and age, people been sharing what samples have been used in them songs ~ almost like givin away the treasure them music producers dug up! But now we find ourselves sharing… and EDUCATING people on what samples have been used… almost like we paying our respects and giving props to the original sampled tracks – cuz witout them, many songs that sample older tracks would not have been created (a.k.a. many Hip-Hop tracks throughout them history and time).

I see them internet has made it all easy for ya’ll to crack on old school tracks to sample. BUT, not all them music tracks are online… some might have not been uploaded and sitting, undiscovered in tha back corner of a record/music shop, collectin dust… there may be some dope samples never touched before!

I’m not sayin everythang must be sampled, but that comment is directed more towards music producers who mainly use samplin to create their content. In this sense, while many producers be takin samples online, they have been many songs that use the same sample over and over and over and over again (not to say that this has not happened in the past, before the internet… one example is how joints from Bob James have been sampled over and over again).

I, Crandall, myself aint no music producer, but if I ever were, I would love to dive into the art of samplin! At the same time, I would keep my mouth shut on what I sampled until someone finds out what track I cracked on… I mean, aint that exciting, like the mystery and complexity of a sample. If I flipped a sample super well, to the point where I create a completely new and unique tune, and where them sample is no longer easily identifiable… then wouldn’t that give so much value to those who discovers what sample I used (instead of easily giving away and sharing them sample)?

Anywho, much respect to producers who sample an original sound and flips it so uniquely into a new track.

As tha sista, Zora Neale Hurston, once said about them definition of originality in her speech Characteristics of Negro Expression, 1934:

“What we really mean by originality is the modification of ideas.”

What do ya’ll think…?


Crandall20: Clean up time ya’ll!

What’s wildin ya’ll?! Been a hot minute since we crack! Hey hey, hoho!!! Been crackin on them lil school work, but overall, got past ma senior comprehensives project! Thank you all fo them love and support — witout ya’ll, none of dis would be possible yo!

Also, I’ve found a real nice spot in da scanlation world – Friendship Scans picked me up since April 6th, givin me ma first project to clean! Huge shoutouts to da brothas and sistas at Friendship Scans: Tsukiko Tokoyami, Kouhai, ascii, M0zart, asphodels, and darkchild fo all yo guidance and support!

As fo life, life is doin well ya’ll! Just remember to neva let go of them wonderful times, but at the same time move on and change for the better as we all travel through da future… we can’t be stuck and stay wild on da past — we can rememba them, but we cannot copy them. Once da moment moves on, we gotta crack and make the most outta it ~~~ dat’s what makes it unique and a one-of-a-kind. So into da future, wherever ya’ll end up, we will go and make the most outta it!

Stay safe ya’ll!




Crandall19: Haven’t wrote since last year!

Hey Hey!

What’s wildin everyone? Sorry I haven’t wrote in such a long time, been almost a year or so! Anywho, just wanted to crack and give an update on what’s wildin!

So first off, rest in peace da YikYak! It’s been an amazing journey and just want to give them shout-outs to all them wonderful people that I have met and discussed with! (reference Crandall10 post for them exact names) Always will be in my heart, it be da first online interaction I cracked with sometime back in 2016 or so.

Also, been crackin on lil short stories, ya digg!? I created a profile on them Archive of Our Own (or known as AO3), gonna post a share of ma stories I already cracked on them Wattpad and continue writing on AO3!

Anyway, always always always have a wonderful day and hollah if you wanna have a discussion or just wanna crack!