[identity profile] amnosxmatsujun.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] amnosxsubs
First and foremost, thank you for your interest in joining this subbing community! I'm glad you paid a visit, and do hope you'll enjoy what I have to offer. :)
Second, I would like to explain in detail why I have decided to open up a community for my subs. It might be a long read, but seeing as how this will be the first and only time I talk about it in this much depth, I'd appreciate it if you could spare a few minutes of your time.
When I first joined the LJ Arashi fandom, I knew I wanted to sub but did not feel the need for a community. I thought releasing on my personal LJ was enough, and by having all my posts in one location, I would be able to keep track of my releases as well as my radio and magazine translations.
However, as it was a personal journal, I felt the need to keep my private posts locked for my f-list. In order to "protect" my subs, so to speak, I inevitably had to lock the posts, which then meant that those who were not on my f-list could not access them. Some of you may know that I do not friend back easily, and it's not because I didn't want to share (that would defeat the purpose of fansubs); it's because it was a personal LJ. Of course, I was often troubled about this because my desire to share clashed with my slow friending process. Plus, I know not everyone joins the LJ community at the same time (meaning that if you weren't active when I released, you wouldn't know of it), so that was another worry of mine.
To be frank, I did not think I would need a community just for my subs when I first began. But through the years, I realized that I had released quite a few clips. More importantly, I intend to continue subbing. The reason why I didn't start this community sooner was because I, too, have what we call "RL". I work full-time just like most everyone else, and honestly, I felt I would not have the time to maintain a community. I did not want to start something on a whim nor did I want to be irresponsible after having created a community. After weighing the pros and cons, though, I realized that now is as good a time as ever to open one. It was a long time coming, but I hope you can see why I took this long. And, for those who had been waiting for me to take this step, thank you for waiting, and welcome. :)
Now, here's how to join. I know most of you are familiar with the fandom rules, but I'm putting it here as an obligatory post and because it's kind of an unwritten rule to do so. ^^; Plus, when you comment, I will assume that you have read this post and are therefore held accountable and responsible as a member of this community.
The Rules:

Regarding subbed files:
1. DO NOT UPLOAD to online streaming sites.
2. DO NOT SELL subs for profit.
3. DO NOT REPOST links (reuploading files counts as reposting).
4. DO NOT CLAIM as your own.
5. DO NOT REPOST files elsewhere.
6. DO NOT REENCODE files (includes other formats).

Regarding translations:
1. DO NOT RETRANSLATE into other languages. By this, I mean that you cannot use the translations on my subbed files to translate again into another language.
2. DO NOT USE without permission.

Regarding the community:
Please be courteous and respectful of other members. I want this place to be a comfy, rainbowy community; I hope you all feel the same. :)

(Sorry, this is the only part that has to sound mean; I wish I didn't have to say this, but): I reserve the right to decline membership requests, and modify or terminate existing members based on current or previous offenses of the fansub rules. There are serial offenders and, though this fandom is large, it is small enough that if someone catches you breaking the rules, subbers will be notified. This is also why a lot of subbers left the fandom in the past, so please be nice!

I won't ask you to comment on every release. It's okay if you're only here to leech (though, quite honestly, it'd be nice to get to know my members since that's how a community thrives). But please, the only thing I ask is that you respect these rules. I put a lot of time, effort, and most of all, passion, into my work. I love what I do, I love Arashi, and I really hope it shows in my work. To join, please leave a comment here telling me that you've read the contents of this post. Then, and don't forget this step, click "join community". Note: I only add LJ accounts. This means that if you are using a FB account, for example, I will not add you. And, this may be more for my benefit, but if you have anything to say regarding what you want to see in, or what you want from, this community, add a blurb in your comment. Or, you know. Spam me with cracktastic, Arashi gifs. xD I welcome public displays of affection and appreciate the love. <3 I would be delighted to hear that you all enjoy watching the clips as much as I enjoy subbing them. I'm here to share, so please respect my work and follow the rules. It's as simple as that, and that's all I ask.

Processing membership may take a while, but I ask that you please be patient. I run this community alone, and as I mentioned before, I work full-time. I will try to get back to you within a month span (that is, I will take one month at most). If you do not hear from me within 31 days (inclusive), I may have accidentally missed you. >_< Poke me again with a comment on this post only if you have not heard from me after two weeks. Commenting frequently to be added does not give you any higher an advantage. ^^;
Just a tiny sidenote♪ If you like my work or would like to give feedback, please do not hesitate to leave a comment in the release posts. I enjoy conversing and I appreciate your input and support. Believe it or not, I read every, single one and often comment back. Also, I'm notorious for flailing in comments, so feel free to strike up a conversation with me. I can get quite chatty. :P
Lastly, thanks again for your interest in joining my community! :Dv

Originally posted on: January 5, 2012 01:17 JST
Last edit: October 4, 2016, 05:36 JST
Latest membership processing: CLOSED (*see below)

Attention: As of October 4, 2016, membership processing is CLOSED. FYI: YES, I will still be subbing things, and YES, membership will be opened again in the near future. In the meantime, I will continue releasing subs in my comm for existing members. I will let everyone know when membership is open again, so please check back at this post for updates!

January 20th, 2016 12:51 (UTC)
[identity profile] biggazaa.livejournal.com
Hello, I already read the rules and I promise that I will follow and respect all of them. Thanks.

January 21st, 2016 10:22 (UTC)
[identity profile] antimiya88.livejournal.com
Hello!!! ^_^
My name is Andy and I'm from Greece! Being a proud Arashian since January 2013! I've read the rules and I promise not to break them!
I really hope I can join your community since a lot have already closed membership and the access to arashi videos is limited...
Thank you in advance!

January 27th, 2016 20:41 (UTC)
[identity profile] zen86.livejournal.com
hi there,
my name is zie, I'm from KL and would like to join your community. I've read and understand your post, I promise you that I won't share in any public site and definitely I won't resell or reupload at any streaming sites. It was really hard to find/watch any Arashi's shows in my country. Thus, I am really grateful and thank you to those who spend time for subbing & sharing the files so that we can understand and enjoy watching it.

please accept my request, onegaishimasu..

Hope you're still accepting new members

January 28th, 2016 18:23 (UTC)
[identity profile] genki3.livejournal.com
Hi! I would love to join. I have read the entire post and promise to follow all of your rules that every subbing community requires, which is to view your subbed videos only for personal enjoyment and not to stream, sell, or repost.

I'm a bit frustrated tbh that I didn't find out about this fandom until very recently. My fault completely. Now I'm trying to find as many Arashi subbing communities as I can to follow, but unfortunately for me, many of them have closed memberships or just gone offline. Please accept me if you can as I would love to be a part of your community.

February 2nd, 2016 20:22 (UTC)
[identity profile] alexandradg.livejournal.com
Im Alexandra and im from italy , thanks always for your hardwork! Thanks for sharing !

February 4th, 2016 23:12 (UTC)
[identity profile] nostrasia.livejournal.com
Hello, I would like to join the community. I have read the entirety of this post and will do my best to respect you and this community by following the rules.

I would be interested in reading translations on outsiders' views or impressions of Arashi - that is, staff, celebrities, or anyone else besides the members of Arashi and Johnny's Entertainment. I remember reading a translation of a scientific analysis of Aiba's voice once and it was very interesting. :)

Thanks for your time!

February 7th, 2016 17:33 (UTC)
[identity profile] pugsterlove-cai.livejournal.com
Hello! I'd like to join your community.I've read your rules and I will always follow it. I don't ever ever re-distribute, hotlink, reupload, re-translate, sell, or anything that will break your rules for the community or the fandom!. i appreciate your hardwork on subbing the videos so i respect your rules. I'm a big arashi fangirl. I'm currently in Cambodia but I'm from the Philippines. I hope you accept my request. Thank you! ^_^

February 8th, 2016 23:34 (UTC)
[identity profile] alexandradg.livejournal.com
I've Readed the contents and i will promise that i will follow the rules and keep the files for myself.
Hope to join this community! Thanks always for your hardwork!

February 12th, 2016 17:47 (UTC)
[identity profile] aistorm3104.livejournal.com
read all the rules :)
promise to follow them, looking forward in joining :D

February 19th, 2016 14:18 (UTC)
[identity profile] tuktuujaartuq.livejournal.com

I'm Aimee and I have been enjoying your translations and con reports on Tw*tter. I would like to join your LJ community, please. I have read the rules and if I am accepted, I vow not to break them. Everything you release will be for personal viewing/reading only.

I hope you will accept my application.

Thank you for your time and have a good weekend!

February 25th, 2016 23:05 (UTC)
[identity profile] 13-03ar.livejournal.com
I just to look your lj, I just to know you make a community... I hope I can join your community... I read them all, and I promise not to break the rules...

Thank you so much

March 5th, 2016 07:17 (UTC)
[identity profile] alexandradg.livejournal.com
Im alexandra , from italy .
I've readed the rules and promise to follow them! Won't post any vids in any streaming site/s.
Hope to be part of this community!

March 6th, 2016 11:24 (UTC)
[identity profile] lexisegovia.livejournal.com
hi! my name is lexi and I am a fellow fan of arashi (^_^). I am a college student here in the philippines and had always like ARASHI since 2004 although I'm still new in lj.

I had read your rules and promise to abide it now matter what seeing as I fully understand how hard it is for you to sub those videos and for that I am truly grateful towards your effort.

Hope to get along with you!

March 11th, 2016 06:07 (UTC)
[identity profile] dynarose9chan.livejournal.com
hello my name is dyna ^^
i will follow all your rules because i can fell if the rules was broken maybe you feel annoyed, same as me. and who me just wanna enjoyed your working maybe it cant be enjoyed anymore. beside i know very well how the rules about copyright in thd japan because of that this commnity jus only the challenged i can relation about arashi, and yeah you know right became arashi fans in outside japan its very hard

March 13th, 2016 05:46 (UTC)
[identity profile] roochipoochi.livejournal.com
Hi, commenting to let you know I read and will abide by all the rules! I am a longtime Arashi fan, but dip in and out of fandom occassionally...starting to dip my toes back in nowadays, and hope that I'll b able to enjoy the fruits of yr labor of love for Arashi! (bc fansubbing truly is a labor of love). :D

March 16th, 2016 05:11 (UTC)
[identity profile] toshinyan.livejournal.com
Hello my name is Aanisah from Indonesia
I'd like to join your comm
I promise I won't sell, repost, reupload, stream, and claim all your work

membership application

March 17th, 2016 01:46 (UTC)
[identity profile] landofoz84.livejournal.com
Hii.. I would like to apply for membership to the comm please..
my name is Deasy, i live in Melbourne
I promise to follow and obey the rules. :)
Yoroshiku oneigashimasssu..

March 18th, 2016 20:31 (UTC)
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[personal profile] winkychan
Hi, I'm Winky from France and I've been an Arashi fan since 2006.

I promise I will follow your rules, I've been in a subbing team before (stormy) and also did some solo works at my LJ, and some collabo at arashi_yuuki which I maintain, so I'm perfectly aware of those rules.


March 21st, 2016 17:01 (UTC)
[identity profile] monasyl.livejournal.com
Hi, hope to join the community. Promise to always follow your rules. Thans

March 22nd, 2016 00:00 (UTC)
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[personal profile] kotomichi
hi, i'd love to join your community :) i read your entire post--although i'm not a subber, i totally understand what you mean by posting subs to a personal lj vs a community. i'm not a fan of having to friend personal journals in order to access subs, because i like to keep my own posts private too, so... yay, thank you for opening a community! haha. anyway, i hope you'll accept me. thank you~

March 28th, 2016 11:32 (UTC)
[identity profile] 300812.livejournal.com
Domo, I'm Gyee from Malaysia. I have reads all the rules and I promises I will not upload to online streaming sites, selling, profiting,reuploading, repost,hotlinking, claim as mine,retranslate and use your stuff without permission.

I really appreciate and respect all your effort and hardwork, therefore I need to follow all the rules.

Thanks a lot and Thank you so much for creating this wonderful community and spreading Arashi Loves.

I really hopes I can join this community.^^, Yuroshiku Onegashimasu!! \(^o^)/

April 3rd, 2016 03:10 (UTC)
[identity profile] piyolitics.livejournal.com
Hello! I am a baby Arashi fan and am soo thankful for your subs! I would love to join your community - I'm not a rule breaker I promise.

April 5th, 2016 08:55 (UTC)
[identity profile] melanie-kate95.livejournal.com
Hey, I'm Melanie and I'm from Australia.

I am a HUGE Ninomi fan with my favourite paring being any that involve Nino :)

I have read you post and understand everything in it and promise that I will using everything I take for personal enjoyment and general fangirling.

Anyway I hope you accept me :)


April 5th, 2016 09:31 (UTC)
[identity profile] ezmiera.livejournal.com
Hi! I'm Miera :)
I really really hope you'll let me join your community..
I promise not to redistribute, sell, claim or reupload any of your videos..that this is only for my personal pleasure, not for any other online streaming or profit. I will definitely abide by these rules and will NEVER disobey them.. Onegaishimasu~~
Thank you so much!
your hardworks and efforts are very much appreciated ! :)
Douzo yoroshiku~~

Please notice me...

Edited April 24th, 2016 17:03 (UTC)

April 5th, 2016 13:05 (UTC)
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[identity profile] hibara95.livejournal.com
Hello ,
I'm hiba from Algeria , i would like to join this community
I've read the rules & i promise i'll abide them
thank you for your hard work ^^