iMS was established on a beautiful day in May, 2009. The exact date seems to fluctuate depending on how many releases we said we could have for our first birthday… and how badly broken Kajii-mee`s car window was. I hope you got it fixed already, Kajii-mee~
Many of our staff today still remember our three founders with the warmest affection, a sprinkle of rage for good measure, and for some, flagrant indifference. This is because before Generation IV settled down, all three of the founders have bailed on us. Lulu’s parents found out that he’s secretly into lolis (linkto: Lucky Star) and put him in a boarding school (as if that’d help). Pure retired to Hawaii with the shitload of money he’s made from iMS, leaving behind many weeping secret projects that many weeping staffers scrambled to take care of, all the while weeping. And Ruxeol… I- I don’t know. I think I saw him last month. Then he disappeared again. Um… yeah.
With the establishment of a permanent forum came some wonderful trolls named Adam, bracky, soDeq, clar, S-chan, armand’oh!, Mr. Sanji, and a handful of others I can’t remember anymore. Hey, it’s been a long time. Some helped the Founders with manga scanlations, some didn’t. But company was good; the Founders needed company. These were the Gen II fellows; they, too, have largely disappeared from the scene. Some left later than others, but that’s another story entirely. One with lots of drama. Ask us on IRC.
The mangas scanlated by the Gen II’ers included such classics as Bleach, OP, To-Love-Ru, Medaka Box, and Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle. That’s funny, I totally expected Naruto in there, but it wasn’t. Sasukay-kun!!!
Then, as if a divine hand had parted the clouds, magnificent rays of light were cast on the barren land while fair maidens descended upon iMS. They, my friend, were the fabled “translators”. Shrines were built in their name; faithfuls came from around the world to worship them. Kuro-sama, Gachi-nee, and to a lesser extent, Kasei, produced miracles mere mortals could only dream of. If you are graced with their presence on IRC, sacrifice your first born to them. Fling yourself to their feet and beg to be slapped by their divine large trout. That’s… what she said? <_<; The Goddesses love blood. Also shotas. Also yaoi. Looooots of yaoi <3
The joinage of the translators necessitated the inclusion of proofreaders, because Kasei was an illiterate fuck. Azn (who allegedly joined as a cleaner after cleaning one page out of the 12-paged test and failing like the miserable loser that he is… er, I love you azn!!) took advantage of this opening, and, in his own words, “the quality of iMS releases plummeted like the Great Depression,” (quote 169). Fortunately, we still had World, an actually competent proofreader, and when he retired not-too-long-ago he left gigantic shoes to fill. Thanks a lot. He also left his whip to sheektheif, of all people, so now no-one can tell sheek to GO THE FUCK TO SCHOOL anymore because we’ll be promptly whipped while he cries “World I love you come back to me.” Don’t be fooled, World, we worry for your innocence. Good luck on your studies, kiddo.
Go Bruins (who are better than the Canadiens). * Kit-chan curtsies *
Besides, sheek already has Noobz. They go out all the time, holding hands, licking each other’s ice-cream cones, shopping for yins and yangs and whatnot, etc. etc. etc. I have pics to prove it.
Gen III also saw the emergence of 2-5 Enlightened Beings, depending on your metre. Supreme Commander futa-chan took over as the Founders disappeared one after another, whipped our lazy and unorganized asses into shape, and got herself married – scandalous, perfectly scandalous! I wish there’s more of it. Kajii-mee decided that he didn’t want to be a busy admin with no life anymore and merged his own group, NoName Scan [sic], with iMS, only to find himself an even busier admin here. (Though, he did try to cope with the pressure of it all by 404’ing our forums over and over again, so I have no sympathy for him.) There’s this person called Gen. Commander Exia on our members page, and even though I don’t know who he is or what he’s done or where he is now I’ll go ahead and assume that he was an important figure in the history of iMS. A public IRC channel and a private staff chan were established sometime around this period, give or take, and for the longest time Zero was the lone king in his rein. I suspect Hawk-chan must’ve been active around this time, too, though the fruition of his work came a bit later. See the website you’re on right now? The air you breathe, the water you drink, the basement you sleep in? They’re all Hawk-chan’s creation. Bow down to him.
The Gen IV’ers were a bunch of procrastinating no-life’s that only churns out work 5 weeks after you whoop their asses. V-chan is the definition of their generation. Archie-poo is slightly better, though he’s prone to run into hot chicks on the bus and not-talking to them. Ady loves milk. Kit-chan is furry. Jo is… Irish? I think. Ikari trolled the staff chan for a little and then died. Mist was another angelic translator. By the way, all iMS translators are female; no exceptions. Reck is reckless. Pooky loves wearing bear suits.
I’m getting tired of writing this, so I’ll just pile the Gen I-lost-count people on top of each other here. Nobody cares about them, anyway. Just kidding, we love slaves. When you join, (because you’re obviously thinking of joining,) your name will be added to the following clusterfuck:
5-chan (Where are you, girl?), Sang, Shaolee, War-chan (War Beam!), Les-chan (meet you at NF), PROz-chan (you’ll win over Kajii-mee’s heart one of these days, I believe in you!), cheese_cake, Gnuffie (I want my Jutten! Also Hiyokoi! Also Chocolate!), Mel, J, Oplease, Kiriyuu, byelnats
Reiko, food-chan (no HMS yet, sorry), georgi-chan (hai), solowing
Amit (stop complaining about Indian women), linux (love your kinky projects), akash, Razorblade, King Log (how’s the water-bottling business? lmao) Zeando, Kiatsu, roro (go to school, young one), Bolt, Haru-chan (wait shouldn’t you be part of Gen II? Whatever), Shavi, Hazama (Kimiiro’s coming, I swear), LS (are you for real, girl?), Red_Eyes, DM
Other people that matter:
g0urra, Rangerkern, Universum, Havlock, a03, dragos, Sougo-chan (lay off the drugs, bro), kayla, NoComment (Happy belated birthday), cQuaid, Hikarino, oyzar, Vicky-chan, taka-chan (lose the script, you giant troll), Shun-chan (hai), Empathy-chan, TM, pibb-chan, Rena-chan, all the staff at CXC, RH, VI, FTH, and other groups Kajii-mee did joints with once-upon-a-time, all the bots and bot owners, all the leechers that talked (and got perma-voiced), all the leechers that didn’t talk, all the anonymous visitors that cranked up our stats, and y-o-u! <3
Don`t try to copy us. It will never happen