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 ❤