Yup, the long awaited Birthday Release is here!! It’s already the 21st here in Romania, but I heard that in some parts of the world it’s still the 20th, so please save me, people from Hawaii!!! Tell me it’s still the 20th there!
Before I get to the part that everyone’s been waiting for, I’m going to bore you to death with some history! This group was formed on May 20, 2009…well, that was when we had our first release ever, but the group was actually formed around March by me and 2 friends because we wanted to share our favorite mangas online for other people to enjoy. And then my boyfriend stepped in and told me he’d help me design the site. He’s still around, the phantom admin called Deus. XD I was in a scanlation group at that time, so I knew the basics of editing and a little about how a group should organize; so I said: “Hell, why not?”. I never thought that I would go so far with this group. I originally planned it to be something to waste my college years with, but in the end it transformed into something really serious. I can’t count the number of times my staff and I have stayed up late in order to be able to release on time. Even now, while I’m typing this, I can see another beautiful sunrise XD. The reason I do this: I love our projects, I love releasing them to our fans, and most of all I love it when I see my staff happy after each released chapter. [Well…except when I mess up the credits; then they come to get me...*hides*] And at the end of each release I feel complete inside. Evil Flowers’ staff are wonderful people and I managed to get some quotes from the ones who weren’t lying around dead after all the work I’ve put them through. Here’s what the few who were still able to type something after the destructive last weeks had to say XD:
Nekomikoto: “I enjoyed working with EF (Even though I’ve only been here for maybe 3 months?^^) everyone here is so nice and friendly, and we have a hilarious time together ”
Rae: “Evil Flowers isn’t just another manga group, it’s a family. In the little over a year I’ve been here I’ve seen people come and people go, but none are ever really forgotten. This year everyone worked so hard! It amazed me every time I saw the list grow, and I hope that you all enjoy this mega release as much as we enjoy being able to bring it to you! It’s hard work but always fun!”
Holanio: “I came for the manhwa, haha. And then I met Sphear… and Noir (again) and… I stayed. ”
x5ga: “yay for bigass release! Experience with EF?
I was randomly grabbed by Tessa. I’ve been an editor for a year and a half, head proofreader for half a year or so, and QCer since God knows when. I love most of the people here (especially a certain oneesama :3). Everyone is nice and hard-working except for desu, my second-in-command tsundere thing, whom I love and hate at the same time. I love lolis and ponies (tessa you better add this ohohoho) “Tessa’s comment: just because I’m too tired to censor your message right now! XD”. I was the resident Keeper of the Lolis till I gave up the title. I have err, a wife, 3 daughters and one younger sister! ohoho. I’m also ayne’s part-time slave. I sometimes go by the names “the cat”, “kitty”, and many others that I can’t remember right now. I love cleaning SFX, much to the TSer’s despair. If mirror 1 server doesn’t load, it’s because I stepped on the power wire or on the network cable.
no idea what to say other than that so I’ll brb, gonna play some LoL. ”
Lat: “Wow Evil Flowers is three years old! <3 I joined EF as a QCer when it was only 6 months old, and it really does feel like everyone has grown up together as one big family I hope to stay here for many more years, and hope that all our readers and staff decide to do the same
Everyone has worked so hard for this anniversary release- we have managed to produce many chapters Like seriously- SO MANY CHAPTERS XD hehe I really hope everyone enjoys reading them <3
Take Care~ ”
Darkwood: “Everyone is very energetic, and a pleasure to work with. So much manga~! So much fun!”
Tamashii: “I’m happy, that EF is getting more and more popular and even while I am not able to directly help with the scanlations any more, I’m trying my best to help everyone to keep things up and running site and hardware-wise. So there are as few technical problems as possible. I am sure, that your work reaches a lot of people and makes them happy – and that alone is worth it. Good job everyone! ”
AyukawaAine: “Ahhh, Evil Flowers. One of the best things that happened to me. Not an overstatement, mind you!
My life would’ve been boring as hell without this wonderful bunch of awesome people I have come to love.
Once, I was a wandering soul searching for something fun and exciting. And what I’ve found, is definitely something irreplaceable no matter what I’m offered.
Though I’ve only been here since November 2011, it certainly warms my heart knowing I have a place I belong, right here, at EF <3 As such, I hope you guys enjoy our releases! It’s filled with our sweat and blood, not to mention many unshed tears and countless forms of procrastination. xD
Have a great time! ~ ”
Ani: “Happy 3rd birthday, Evil Flowers!
I first joined EF more or less a year ago as the youngest, insignificant proofreader, but now I have been promoted to being the “Proofreading Loli”. (Is that considered an accomplishment? XD) I’ve been in many scanlation groups, but Evil Flowers is definitely my favorite because everyone’s so friendly and I always have fun working with them. Even though I’ve been semi-active/constantly procrastinating recently, I still hope to stay for many years to come~ ^^
*looking at the massive list of releases* Yay~ It’s nice to see several dead series finally get revived :3
Anywho, enjoy the releases (and all our long, mushy comments <3), everyone! Be sure to thank all the staff (especially the team leaders) for running around and working their asses off with very little sleep these past few weeks. ”
Anne: “Looking at that list… Makes me feel so proud of all of us!
HAPPY THIRD BIRTHDAY EVIL FLOWERS!
I joined EF as a proofreader about eight months ago and it’s been a wonderful experience so far! We joke around, we procrastinate (sometimes XD), and everyone’s there to help you out no matter what! Everyone makes you feel like a part of the team, like you belong here
And, most importantly, everyone is fully committed to give our readers the very best we’ve got! So, without further ado, we give you our releases for today, the anniversary special! Bon Appétit! ”
Cheesecake: “Missery and I had some doubts about today’s release, but after weeks of hard work, everyone was able to pull off an ultimate anniversary release this year. Now we can finally pass out and relax for the next couple days.
I have joined a couple of scanlation groups during the past years, but I never felt like I fit in any of them until I joined Evil Flowers, because this is where I found my second family. Besides scanlating, we laugh and joke together during the happy times, and we comfort and keep each other in company during the sad times. Hopefully we will be able to stay like this for a very long time and meet each other in real life. X5ga, you made a promise to make that happen, so you better keep it. xD ”
Melita_H: “I am really trying to come up with something to say that is interesting and/or profound and/or entertaining…but, I’m not sure how well that’s working out…
I’ve only been here for a little while, but EF already feels like a group of close family/friends to me, which is a very nice feeling. Things are fun, everyone is awesome, and it’s great being able to put my obsessive grammar nerdiness to use, so yay! XD Also, some random other good things here: Ponies, cakes, catacomb beasts, a zillion cats, the kitty doc knowing things most other docs don’t, long lost people I’d never met before, kindred spirits, support, advice, pretty pictures, ninja pandas, and, um…lots of other stuff…whee! ”
Nanitatsu: “happy bday EF! although i’m new here (only a week old), it’s been fun. all the staff has been very helpful (especially lat!!!) and willing to help when asked. i’ve been in one other scanlation group, and EF is sooooo much bigger it’s a whole new experience! i hope to be here for the next bday and of a lot of help!”
ayne: “My post, beware- it’s long:
I’ve been for like 2 years here now and I can surely say EF wouldn’t be as awesome as it is without the staff we have here. A big thank you goes to Tessa, who started this crazy thing with Deus and never gave up on it, so EF’s still here- to this day. It surely wasn’t always easy but she and everyone pulled it through. Another thank you goes to my past and present staff buddies, Hira(evil genius, skype gossip <3), x5ga(the doc 8D), Megs(twin!), tosh(skype “honey” xD) Sora(cute and adorable), Lat(100% good mood), missery(great and reliable) CC(food <3 + the visionary), Cellas(bishies!), moonsong(fav tl), hika(that ps skill), and Rae(so random ). Thanks to everyone who tried to make the best out of poor raws or work(tl, pr, editing), taking it (mostly) with a humourous attitude while cursing creatively the ones responsible. 8D
Oh my, this is starting to get really cheesy and touching. *wipes fake tears* Anyway, I love being admin/editor/scanner here, slaving people around (right x5ga?~), taking new cleaning challenges(bring it on!) and finally being able to read my favorite series here. -tehehe- Hope it will stay like this for many years.~ ”
Nanodesu: “Happy Third Birthday EF~ (‘Anniversary’ makes us sound like we’re married…)
I joined this group roughly nine months ago, although I doubt that I’ve managed to proofread even ten chapters in that time… ~_~ <— (Well aware of her laziness). It’s an awesome scanlation group though, with loads of brilliant, albeit clichéd, shoujo projects, as well as
lots of cute girls amazing staffers (including x5ga, who manages to get all the lolis, despite being a cat-obsessed ossan. Happy Birthday in advance, Dragos, by the way).
I really hope you all enjoy this release post, especially since
an inhumane amount of effort and some minor harassment all our love was put into completing some of these projects~ Oh, last but not least, YURI GARDEN FTW. ”
EF is a nice group- what I like most about it is how well organized it is and how it’s very user friendly, no complicated irc or “download from this site do this on that site etcetc.”
I think for most people who are kinda unsure about joining Scanlation groups, EF is a good place to start because it is made easy for you, and the people are really nice I can count more then one time I threw a page at Koko to clean for me or asked Kitty for help on how to do something (thank you both so much )
I originally joined Pink Rose Scans and merged over to EF. I came back to EF after a years break because even one year later, the series I liked just wasn’t moving along(one chapter was released over the year)- it really does make a difference to be part of the process. And today two volumes of that series will be released ! I’m really happy and grateful to everyone here for their hardwork ~<3 ”
CookieMonsterHana: “Woohoo it’s Evil Flower’s 3rd anni! Happy birfdayyy~
I’ve been lurking around like all of your reading this for years and years, and I’ve known about Evil Flowers for a while too. I’m really happy that I’ve been able to join them (even though I’m a lowly PR ;w; ). EF’s a close family that I never expected I would meet (and join), and even though I haven’t been here long, I hope to be closer with everyone. It makes me feel better that I’m actually of use to scanlating the favorite manga I love to read and I hope we’ll be able to share more memories of randomness together in the future :3 ”
Ash: “Happy Anniversary EF<3 I recently joined EF’s
slaves staff and I’m already in love. I want to be here with everyone from EF for years to come<3 HAPPY BIRTHDAY EVIL FLOWERS! ”
SoRa: “Hmmmm what to write……….Well first of all, Happy 3rd Birthday, EF!!!! This is the 2nd birthday I’ll be spending with everyone here
(though I don’t remember anything about the first one >____<; ) I can’t believe I’ve already been here for over a year! Time flies when you’re having fun!
I decided to join a scanlation group after
years months of reading manga online. So I applied to PRS and was told that they have merged with EF, so EF is the first group I started working for. I got to know everyone on CB <—Great place to lurk/gossip/meet awesome people/chataboutstupidthings! They were all so nice and friendly (tocchan/x5ga had a scary aura though…but now he’s my sweetheart <3) *ahem* I felt so relieved and glad that it was EF I joined. Like what the other staff has said, we are like one big happy family here, sharing our joy and sorrow~ and how we should procrastinate each day, it’s great!
I hope EF will continue to be the way it is now, with awesome staffers and supporting readers!
Anyway, enjoy all the chapters we have for you all~<3 ”
Noir Schist: “”EF ROXORS. IT ROXORS MY SOXORS OFF. i.e. Evil Flowers is a wonderful place filled with wonderful people, which, frankly made me declare my eternal and undying love for it (at least for now) forevers and EVERS!
(Yeeaaah, I sound loopy since I’ve been working on TSing for too long with zero sleep.)
I STILL LOVE EF! *insert creepy, disturbing grin*
All the admins and staff has been nothing but kind to me (especially a certain hola-beans — Muahahaha, I will henceforth use this ingenious creation of Sphear to control and manipulate you) and I’ve enjoyed every minute I spent here~”
Hm. That came out longer than I expected. Tessa-sama (or admin(s) who’ll work on this stuff), you may cut bits and pieces of the crazy words strung together if my post is going to be included in the anniversary wishes ”
Unie: “We like gatos in our pantalones <3. Besides that, EF is a great place to find new people,and it’s a relaxed atmosphere unless Tessa PMs you. Then you’re in trouble . I feel tingles down my spine and full gaps of pure amazement in my brain when I see my name on the credits page. It’s really exciting to know that I actually contributed to something that lots and lots of people read. I’m surprised that we have so many fans that keep encouraging us, but it’s awesome! EF peeps (team members and fans) unite! ”
Subaru: “EF is the best place for Otaku.. oh no no, you can find lots of sweet and crazy people here(‘ 3 ‘; well, as one of Otaku, let me say..it’s super cool to work on scanlations and people around the world read after we took many time on them.
Yes, you’re a genuine Otaku if you get adrenalized and can’t stop reading manga despite eye strain killing you..ah, i’ve repeatedly called Otaku..oops(>A<;
I love you EF, cheers!”
Sophie: “Joyeux anniversaire les Fleurs du Mal ! Ahhhhhh, what to write, I’m not good with this…
Well, it’s been nearly a year since I joined EF (for Goong, ahahaha) and it was (and still is) my first experience as a cleaner. At first I just wanted to join EF to help them finish Goong but now I’m sure I’ll stay because everyone is so nice, sweet and, most of the time crazy, that I just love to be part of this.
Now a round of applause for all the hard working members of EF and a big BRAVO, may Evil Flowers live for another 3 years and more !
Evil Flowers, je t’aime ! ”
Cellas002: “I’m not a man of big words, so I guess I’ll be quick here. It’s been almost 2 years for me here and I gotta say this: I love Evil Flowers *tears up*. With all the crazy people I found here and all the love I have for them. Even though I truly came for the manhwa and manga bishies I can say that I keep my annoying self here because of all the good friends I’ve made (and of course because of the awesome
free access to mangas/manhwas that were not released yet)
So, congratulations on this awesome day for all of the staffers who pulled it out for so long and a big THANK YOU for all of you who apreciate EF’s works. Keep loving EF and awesome things will happen!! If you know what I mean *sexy wink* (Having so many bishies at one single place is one of them xD) Thanks Evil Flowers (people and projects) for making my life brighter xD A big chuchu for everyone!
*cough* It turned out quite long… Oh well.*whistles nonchalantly* ”
Cadice: “A big congratulations to EF on the third anniversary! It hasn’t been long since I joined this awesome group of wonderful people, and it’s already been a great experience. Just knowing that I am contributing to something of this magnitude certainly makes me feel productive! Long live Evil Flowers~! ”
Hime: “Am I too late? My relationship with EF started off with a joint partnership where I embezzled whatever I could from Tessa (ufufu), but later expanded to some staffie inviting me to the EF cb, guaranteeing glomps upon entry! After that, one super fantastic cheesecake allowed me to sneak in to work on one of my favorite EF projects (only one among many!)! It’s ridiculous how fantastic this group is and how awesome the people here are! I love you all! Thank you for the glomps! *glomps the staff, the readers, and all the cats, cakes, and other things hanging around EF*
Happy 3rd anniversary! This team is amazing. <3″
For the rest of our staff that are passed out somewhere and didn’t have a chance to post in the “wishing thread” [to be honest, the idea just came to me just yesterday, so not a lot of people noticed the thread], we’ll make a second smaller release at the end of this week where we’ll include your wishes/comments/randomness; so you guys can still post in the thread dedicated for this XD. Also, tomorrow [actually today] is x5ga’s birthday. Happy Birthday!!! [written in small letters to not make EF's birthday seem less important XD]. I know you wanted to make a second release tomorrow, but I doubt I’ll wake up in the next 24 hours after I go to bed. Sorry! But we will make that second release this week, I promise!
And, finally…the releases!!!! *dum dum dum dum*
Let’s start with the small pieces: 3 cute oneshots we prepared for you!
- Hanjuku Kajitsu [We used the magazine scans, but it seems that HaruHime also released this based on the volume where it was added. feel free to choose either version to read this ]
- Everybody Loves Somebody [yup, yup, they do! XD]
- Gamushapa Heart B [A cute high school comedy]
Projects we’re saying good-bye to:
- Absolute Witch chapters 18F-18P+extra [Yup, we finally got there!]
- Goong chapters 164-179 [The princess' story is over. Hope you will enjoy it!]
- Koakuma to Meromero Tengoku v01 chapter 05 [I have never imagined you can mix smut with your wedding ceremony XD.]
- Oujisama no Kanojo v01 chapter 05 [And another story about prince, princess and royals is complete!]
New projects to cuddle!
- Deep Clear v01 chapter 01 [This is more like a side story for honey bitter combined with a sequel for Kodomo no Omocha]
- Happy & Murphy v02 chapter 10b-11 [Another obscure manhwa, but give it a try! It's good!]
- Mangetsu no Yoru ni Akuma no Kiss v01 chapter 01 [A new smut to replace Koakuma ]
- Meiji Hiiro Kitan v01 chapter 1-5 [Brand new project done in partnership with Aerandria! This was a secret project I worked together with Nanami and wanted to surprise our staff with. Hope it's a nice surprise and you guys will enjoy it! ^^]
Same old, same old:
- For the Sake of Dulcinea v02, 03 and 04 [chapters 5-16]
- He Was Cool v01 ch2-6 + extra [that's the end of v1]