[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. :)

DISCLAIMER
(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!

April 24th, 2016 16:01 (UTC)
[identity profile] nanalane.livejournal.com
hello hello :)

I'm Nana && been a fan of arashi.. since around 2011 << wow guess you could say I've been a fan since the community is around :D

I've read the rules you've stated and I promise to abide to them!

Hope you'd accept my membership request.
Yoroshiku ^^

April 24th, 2016 16:01 (UTC)
[identity profile] bujhoi.livejournal.com
Hi. I'm budjuy from Philippines. I am Nino ichibaner. Please allow me to join to this community. I read your rules, and I promise i will follow them. I hope I can join to this community. Thankyou^^

April 24th, 2016 16:25 (UTC)
[identity profile] wonderlandstar.livejournal.com
hi hi! I'm Debby from Indonesia ^^

I stumbled upon your LJ when I was browsing other Arashi's community (Arashi On) and I saw that you subbed Jun's latest drama.
I really want to watch your other videos so I hope you can accept me :)

I read all the rule above and I promise I will obey all of them! I won't re-upload, re-post, re-link, or translate your subs to other languages.

Thank you ^^

April 24th, 2016 16:57 (UTC)
[identity profile] arashiheartjun.livejournal.com
Hi, I am from Singapore! I have read the post and will abide by the rules. Thanks for subbing jun's drama. =]

April 24th, 2016 16:58 (UTC)
[identity profile] cypros.livejournal.com
Hello,

I'm Maria and an huge Arashi fan. I would like to join your community if possible. I really know how hard your work is and I'm very greatful for it as my Japanese is very basic. Surely many people tell you the same but your work make possible for people like me to enjoy them more :D

I will respect the rules of course. I'm one for them and know how important they are for protecting all of us.

Thank you!

Maria

April 24th, 2016 17:00 (UTC)
[identity profile] bleu-skies.livejournal.com
Hi! I'm bleu~ *waves*

I have read the six rules regarding your subbed files, your two rules regarding the translations, and to always be courteous and respectful to other members (of course!). Thank you for reopening the membership again <3

April 24th, 2016 17:16 (UTC)
[identity profile] daianachan.livejournal.com
Hello Emkay! I didn't know that you had a subbing community here. I like to read your translations on your personal LJ and updates on twitter but I wonder why I didn't get to know it earlier. I'm so hopeless! Anyway, very glad that you are working on 99.9! How do you manage to make time to do so many things! *bows*
I'm Daiana from Argentina. Arashian for 10 years now. I'd love to join the comm! even if you friending process is slow. No problem, I can wait. I've read and agree to abide by the rules of this group.
I'd like to take this opportunity to tell you that I'm really grateful for all your hard work translating and sharing concerts updates on twitter. It's pretty frustating wanting so badly to attend a concert knowing that as an international fan I can't have that privilege. That's why I deeply appreciate and admire your work. Well, sorry to bother you with my grumbles it's just that I feel depressed about the face recognition system thing....even if I know it's the right thing to do.
Returning to the point, I hope you can accept me. Thank you for taking the time to read. Take care!

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[identity profile] daianachan.livejournal.com - May 2nd, 2016 12:45 (UTC) - Expand

join request

April 24th, 2016 17:39 (UTC)
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[identity profile] babicentil.livejournal.com
Can I first just say how happy I am that you reopened membership application? Thanks a bunch!

I've read and will comply with the community rules. I understand that translating and subbing are very time consuming, and I respect your efforts in doing them.
I will keep the files for private entertainment to make my single, boring life less miserable only, which is the least I can do to repay your unpaid, one-man-show work.

Cheers!

April 24th, 2016 17:57 (UTC)
[identity profile] roochan22.livejournal.com
Hello! I would like to join your comm. Actually I've been lurking for a while, and I think I was being very lazy or bashful to comment. However, I have enjoyed a few of your subs, but probably never properly thanked you for them! So, a very belated thank you! And I hope I can join!
Kate

April 24th, 2016 18:21 (UTC)
[identity profile] pineapplepickle.livejournal.com
Hi! I'm a new Arashi fan after watching VS Arashi on SBS2 here in Australia and I would love to join your community! I've read your post and I promise to abide by the rules. Thank you and I hope I'll be able to join the community ^_^

April 24th, 2016 18:23 (UTC)
[identity profile] swingerino.livejournal.com
Hello! I'd love to join if you'll let me (as if 99.9 wasn't enough, I'm thrilled you're also doing MMA since there are still a bunch of episodes left unsubbed and I'd love to see them all :DD). I've read the rules and will absolutely not share/repost/sell/tinker with your files in any way. Thank you!

April 24th, 2016 18:58 (UTC)
[identity profile] melissa-amnos.livejournal.com
Hi! My name is Melissa, I am from Brazil! I'm reaaally happy to see that you've re-opened the membership, thank you so much <3
I hope I can join this comm, I promise to follow all your rules, I won't upload, sell, claim, repost or reencode any file. Neither retranslate or use your files without permission. Also, I'll be respectful with everyone :)
Thank you so much!

April 24th, 2016 19:54 (UTC)
[identity profile] angel-0-0.livejournal.com
Hello
I would like to join your community :$
Read the post and promise to follow the rules
thanks!

May I join your community

April 24th, 2016 20:13 (UTC)
[identity profile] tracy15.livejournal.com
Hello, I discovered your community because you subbed MatsuJun's latest drama. May I please join your community? I have read the rules above and promise to follow them. Thank you for subbing!

Join request.

April 24th, 2016 22:19 (UTC)
[identity profile] mistymoongrl.livejournal.com
Hi,
Thanks for your hard work :) i have read the community rules and promise to abide by them, yoroshiku onegaishimasu.

April 24th, 2016 22:32 (UTC)
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[identity profile] roses-12.livejournal.com
Hi! I came across your 99.9 sub post in one of the other communities I'm in. I'd like to request to join your community. I've read all your rules and will be abide them. I just returned from Japan a couple of days ago and I was able to watch the first episode of this show. Unfortunately, I couldn't understand everything, so I was thrilled when I saw your post. I would love to be able to watch this show understanding everything that's going on. Thank you for your consideration.

Join the community

April 25th, 2016 00:42 (UTC)
[identity profile] prissou1201.livejournal.com
Hello !


My name is Priscillia and I'm from France !


I promise to follow your rules, I not put the videos outside the ocmmunity and try to get a profit from them, it's only for my personal pleasure.


Hoping to be accepted ! Thanks !

April 25th, 2016 01:23 (UTC)
[identity profile] hana-ninomiya.livejournal.com
Hi i'm hana
Thank you so much for reopen the membership >.<
I would like to join your comm
I promise to follow all your rules, i will not reupload, repost, making money, retranslate, claiming your project, reencode and using your project without permission.
Hope you can approve me
Yoroshiku onegaishimasu~
sorry for my poor english ^^

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April 25th, 2016 01:31 (UTC)
[identity profile] debi-chan.livejournal.com
Hi!

I read the rules and I will respect them. :)

Thanks for subbing!^^
Edited April 25th, 2016 01:32 (UTC)

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April 25th, 2016 01:32 (UTC)
[identity profile] yuurei-ohchan.livejournal.com
Hi~
wow you run this community alone?! this is not first time i hear something like that but Wow i think that's difficult thing hhaha hang in there!

I've already read your rules for subbed vid, translation, etc and good to hear *maybe* i never broke any fandom rules until now, and not interest to do one/any in future too hhaha

I just can speak a little japanese, like N5, and i know japanese is so hard, so i really respect to you all who subbed arashi video <3

that's all,, i hope i can join yours :D

yoroshiku,
yuurei

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[identity profile] yuurei-ohchan.livejournal.com - May 3rd, 2016 01:57 (UTC) - Expand

Joining

April 25th, 2016 02:03 (UTC)
[identity profile] flower-storm3.livejournal.com
Love, respect and appreciate what you do and would love to be a part of this community! I am more than happy to follow the rules.

Thanks!

April 25th, 2016 02:32 (UTC)
[identity profile] rixzeiya.livejournal.com
hi .. I'm so happy that you open your membership. I really want to join your comm ever since I saw your twitter account. I read everything on this post. I promise not to re-upload. sell, repost, reencode your subs, not to retranlste your translation and will not claim it as my own..

thank you so much for the translation and subs you share even though your busy.. we really appreciate it .. yoroshiku .

April 25th, 2016 02:38 (UTC)
[identity profile] futashika-michi.livejournal.com
Hey, I'm shinta from Indonesia
I would like to join this community
I have read all the contents of this post, regarding files translation & community and everything you write here...
I promise to follow all the rules
Otsukaresamadeshita~
Yoroshiku onegaishimasu~

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April 25th, 2016 03:05 (UTC)
[identity profile] reiichun.livejournal.com
Hello~ i'm rena from Indonesia~
I'd like to join your community ^^
I have read all of the content of this post and promise i won't uploading your works to the streaming sites, selling subs for profit, reposting the links, claiming as my own, reposting the files, and reencoding the files. Also for translations, i promise i won't retranslate it to any language and use it without any permission.
I hope you can accept me, thanks in advance :)

April 25th, 2016 03:20 (UTC)
[identity profile] ohmiya-luv14.livejournal.com
Hello, I'm Sophia. I just found your community via the 99.9 drama sub post and would like to join. I've read all your rules and promise not to stream, sell, re-post, claim anything. Thanks for all the dedication you have for us, Arashians, despite working full-time :D.

Yoroshiku~!
Edited April 25th, 2016 03:22 (UTC)