[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 29th, 2016 15:39 (UTC)
[identity profile] lexisegovia.livejournal.com
Hi! my name is lexi and I've been a fan of ARASHI since 2004 although I just recently been a member here in LJ :).

I promise to abide by rules of not uploading/selling/reposting/claiming/rencoding/retranslating your works since I am fully aware how hard that is and also how dangerous it may be.

Thank you so much and keep up the good work :)

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April 29th, 2016 16:38 (UTC)
[identity profile] massu16.livejournal.com
please let me join! I will follow all rules :)

April 29th, 2016 19:41 (UTC)
[identity profile] selorah.livejournal.com
Hello !
I read your post and I agree with your rules :)

Love Arashi (and chocolate). Sorry x)

Hope I can join.

Bye~

April 29th, 2016 20:09 (UTC)
[identity profile] secreteen01.livejournal.com
I have thoroughly read the rules and I will follow them. I do wish to join! Thank you!

April 29th, 2016 23:09 (UTC)
[identity profile] yessichan.livejournal.com
Hi! I want to join ths community!!! I promise to follow all the rules thank you so much for your hard work!!!

Hugs ^^

April 30th, 2016 00:55 (UTC)
[identity profile] onjel.livejournal.com
Congratulation for the community! I will abide all the rules and promise only use the subs for personal use only.

April 30th, 2016 04:28 (UTC)
[identity profile] michi-a05.livejournal.com
I hope to join the comm and I will follow the rules of the comm. I promise to not to reupload,sell,repost,claim, reencode, retranslate and respect my fellow Arashians! My ichiban is Sakurai Sho, the adorkable, ikemen ichimen of Arashi! Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu!

MEMBERSHIP

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April 30th, 2016 04:56 (UTC)
[identity profile] matsujunraina.livejournal.com
Hello. Thank you for all the hard work that you have put to create the subs. I hope to be a part of your wonderful community. I promise to follow all your rules and be respectful to other members of your community. I will not use your subs for other reasons except for personal viewing only. Thank you so much. :)

April 30th, 2016 09:16 (UTC)
[identity profile] cikacika.livejournal.com
Hello. I'm cika from Indonesia. I want to join your comm, so if you don't mind please let me :D I'm subber too. You can check my LJ. :) Currently, I'm making SekaMuzu's Indonesian softsubs (shared at local forum). But don't worry, I don't steal anyone's translation. :P Yesterday I made the 3rd sub for 2 days without Jap-sub (I don't know why, but the 3rd Jap-sub was unavailable). Subbing without Jap-sub was harder than I thought... Ups, sorry, I said something unnecessary. Anyhow, I know how hard to make a sub. And I really know what you feel if you see your sub shared without your permission (based my own experience). So of course, I promise to abide all of your rules and use your subs for my personal use only. Thank you so much. :)

April 30th, 2016 11:02 (UTC)
[identity profile] codenamearashi.livejournal.com
Hi. I'm Winnie. :)
I would like to join your community and I'm hopeful that you will accept me.
I’ve read the rules and promise that i will follow all of it.
Thank you for your hard work and for sharing Arashi's awsomeness. :)

April 30th, 2016 15:15 (UTC)
[identity profile] muccface.livejournal.com
Hi. I have read the rules/contents of this post and would like to join your community.

April 30th, 2016 19:58 (UTC)
[identity profile] sailormgm.livejournal.com
I would love to join this community! I have read all the rules and promise to follow them. Thank you and have a great day!

April 30th, 2016 21:38 (UTC)
[identity profile] tsukarerudesu.livejournal.com
I promise to follow your rules and comment on whatever I may download. Thank you for doing this and sharing your works.

April 30th, 2016 22:37 (UTC)
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[personal profile] leiva21
Hi there!
I would like to join your community^^
I understand and will follow every rules you stated clearly in this post and I'll keep the file mostly to myself. It's great to see Arashi fansub that is still active and I saw you're subbing 99.9 too (I would love to get your version)
So I hope you'll accept me XD
Yoroshiku^^

May 1st, 2016 09:12 (UTC)
[identity profile] kame23021986.livejournal.com
Hi I am Lisa from SG.
I have read the contents. Pls accept my request to Join. Thanks

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May 1st, 2016 10:43 (UTC)
[identity profile] lizaphantomhive.livejournal.com
Wow! this is really a lovely theme of your blog, I really like it!

first of all, I swear that I'm going to follow the rules.
secondly, I really would like to be a member of this lovely community !
finally lol, please accept me :"

Thank you so much for sharing the love with other Arashians!!

May 1st, 2016 14:59 (UTC)
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[personal profile] christseet
Hello! I'm Chris!!
I've read the above contents and I promise to abide to the rules and not abuse them!

Let's all fangirl together!

Yoroshiku ne!

May 1st, 2016 19:04 (UTC)
[identity profile] memole18.livejournal.com
Hi, My name is Mariam from Kuwait and I've been an Arashi fan since 2008. I read the whole post and I would like to join the community and I promise to follow the rules.
Thank you for your hard work.

May 1st, 2016 20:28 (UTC)
[identity profile] acidelirium.livejournal.com
Hello, I would like to join your community! ^^

I've read the rules and I promise to follow them.

Hope I can join.

Thanks in advance!

May 1st, 2016 23:15 (UTC)
[identity profile] musosuru.livejournal.com
I always look for usernames i recognize in the fandom, especially as it seems so many have disappeared in the last few years, including myself. I fell into the kpop fandom and before I realized I had stopped dl'ing Arashi, mostly because of how difficult it is to find anything these days. I'm glad to have stumbled across your comm and hope to be added! As much Japanese as I do know, I am nowhere close enough to understanding everything that goes on, so I appreciate the subbers that stick around! I have read, and agree wholeheartedly, with the rules!

Thanks for the comm and I hope to delve in soon!

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membership

May 1st, 2016 23:34 (UTC)
[identity profile] dareff123.livejournal.com
hello! I promise to follow the rules!
I have been watching jdrama for 10 years and still enjoying it!!

May 2nd, 2016 07:57 (UTC)
[identity profile] safiqahsani94.livejournal.com
hi ^^ i would really like to join this community!!
i've read all the rules and i promise you, with all my heart that i will abide those rules~~

May 2nd, 2016 11:22 (UTC)
[identity profile] ezmiera.livejournal.com
i think i have try to join before but i can't find my comment...
So I'm just trying my luck

Hi! I'm Miera from Malaysia
I'm a fan to NinoAi and Sakumoto (i mean, who doesn't love them?)
I found this community by chance actually
*your membership thumbnail caught my attention :D*

I have read all your rules and understand the hard work you have put into this community. I promise to abide by your rules and won't ever break them...
So, please let me join your community~~


may I join?

May 2nd, 2016 15:43 (UTC)
[identity profile] himitsunostep.livejournal.com
Hi, Sae here~
I've read and understood all you rules you stated. I promise I'll obey them :)

So happy to know that you re-opened the membership :)

May 2nd, 2016 17:05 (UTC)
[identity profile] rankun44.livejournal.com
Hi, my name is Nichole
I promise to follow all your rules
Hope to join the community :)