[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!

June 17th, 2016 22:31 (UTC)
[identity profile] luisina08.livejournal.com
Hello hello! My name is Luisina and I'm a pretty recent Arashi fan, but I'm watching and listening to as much as I can and loving every single thing! I'd love to join your community. I understand it might take a while for you to get to me since the processing is on hold, and that's completely fine. In the meantime I hope I'll be able to chat with you on twitter. :)
I've read the whole post and promise to follow the rules!

June 18th, 2016 00:28 (UTC)
[identity profile] takkutaa.livejournal.com

I'm Emma from Finland and I'd like to join your community. I promise to respect all your hard work bringing us more Arashi joy, thus I will not break any of your rules. <3


June 18th, 2016 20:43 (UTC)
[identity profile] lazypervkami.livejournal.com
Hello !

I've read the whole post and of course I'll follow the rules. Thank you for your hard work and I hope I will be accpeted :)

Have a nice day~


June 19th, 2016 02:06 (UTC)
[identity profile] aya-yuuki.livejournal.com
Hello. I saw your posts re: subs for 99.9 on Twitter and I noticed that you included translator's notes on the video and I think that's very helpful so I would like to have permission to join your community. I've read your post above regarding rules and I promise to follow them.

(Honestly, I'm not sure if I already applied for membership way before coz when I read your post, it sounds really familiar. I apologize if this is a duplicate request.)

June 19th, 2016 12:38 (UTC)
[identity profile] riisaaoiro.livejournal.com
hello. I would like to join. I will respect the rules
Thank u

June 19th, 2016 13:53 (UTC)
[identity profile] greamematsumoto.livejournal.com
I have read all the rules and everything on this post and I do solemnly swear to abide all these. Please accept my request. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu~


June 19th, 2016 15:46 (UTC)
[identity profile] nicehomey.livejournal.com
Hi just read all the rules and i promise i will follow it :)
Following you on twitter btw, and always loving your concert report

and i wish to join your community so i could watch the drama with sub..

Thanks a lot..


June 20th, 2016 09:46 (UTC)
[identity profile] bluezhet.livejournal.com
Hi, zhet desu.. I would love to join your community.. I've read your rules and rest assured your subs is for my own stress-relieving purposes only😅 Arashi shows and dramas has been a part of my leisure moments and thanks for all the fansubbers like you, I am able to love them more and enjoy their shows at times of stressful episodes of the eerrrr life 😂😂. Thanks in advance.

June 20th, 2016 22:05 (UTC)
[identity profile] ichiigo-nee.livejournal.com
Hi there, I'm Nee from Portugal ^^
I have read the membership post and I agree with the rule and promise to follow them.
Thank you for your hard work!! :D

June 21st, 2016 01:55 (UTC)
[identity profile] llu90.livejournal.com
Hi, I would like to join your community! I follow you on Twitter, and I just realized that I didn't have joined your comm yet xD (I guess it was closed the last time I came).
Thanks a lot for your hard work, and take your time there is no problem m(_ _)m
Oh, and of course I have read your rules and I will follow them! ^-^

June 21st, 2016 19:01 (UTC)
[identity profile] faeznortrina.livejournal.com

I'm Trina and I'm from Malaysia. I promise to follow all the rules.

Nice to meet you 😁

June 24th, 2016 14:38 (UTC)
[identity profile] icecreamsuki.livejournal.com
Hi! Matsujun's drama brought me here. :) Thank you so much for all your effort!
I would like to join this community. I promise to follow the rules! These videos would only be for my personal consumption.. :)

June 26th, 2016 01:35 (UTC)
[identity profile] kaylax33you.livejournal.com

I've read all your rules and promise to follow them. I would love to join your community. Thank you for all your hard work.

June 27th, 2016 21:29 (UTC)
[identity profile] victorianaomi-7.livejournal.com
Hi I'm Victoria from Indonesia. I've been in the fandom since January 2013 and would like to join your community. I promise to follow all the rules stated above, both for translations and community, that I won't upload, sell, repost, claim, or reencode your links or files, as well as retranslate or use your translations in another language and without permission. I will also be respectful to another members in this community.

June 28th, 2016 10:39 (UTC)
[identity profile] yuji07.livejournal.com
Hi, my name is Yuji, and like you I'm also an Arashi fan (Ans smap also) I would like to join your community, and by doing so, I promise that i promise all the rules indicated on your community. Thank you very much in advance :)

Hello there

June 28th, 2016 20:40 (UTC)
[identity profile] starcrossedl.livejournal.com
Hello hello I am Lynn and Iam here to leech. Joking I am here for the Arashi goodness and I would really much like to join your community. I of course promise to follow the rules and to respect this community.
Thank you gor your hard work.

July 1st, 2016 17:03 (UTC)
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[identity profile] thelos22.livejournal.com
I read your reason (Well, I think I get the background somehow, my english isn't really good) and I accept as well as agree on the rules. *put my hands up*
Please let me join!

July 2nd, 2016 19:19 (UTC)
[identity profile] naeusix.livejournal.com
Hi Emkay! I'm Sue from Malaysia :) I've been following your Baystorm translations for a bit now and I was looking to start on 99.9 when I saw that you run this community.

I hope you can allow me to join, I give my word that your work and the community rules will be respected. I'm currently studying Japanese and took a bit of freelance translation work (non-Japanese, of course) back in my uni days so I know how hard it can be! I do enjoy the process though and I hope to be able to contribute to the fandom someday once my Japanese improves. A long way to go that's for sure ;)

Btw, Nino's my favourite too! I'm really intrigued by how his mind works and how he handles different situations so smoothly. He rarely hesitates. I really like that about him. I'd say more but I think I rambled a little too much hahaha

July 3rd, 2016 08:25 (UTC)
[identity profile] lieyhel.livejournal.com
hey, Sho-biased fangirl from Singapore here!

I promise to follow your rules - that is, that anything I might download here will remain for my personal enjoyment, and that I will not share, redistribute or alter them in any form. All too aware of the consequences, and besides, who wants to spoil the fun?

Also, no intention of picking a fight with fellow fans (who does that?). We're all here because of mutual interests, right?

No rush, we all know how hard it is to manage a community alone. ^^

Edited July 3rd, 2016 08:26 (UTC)

July 4th, 2016 10:54 (UTC)
[identity profile] mayumatsujun.livejournal.com
Hi! I'm Mayu-chan from Philippines! Hope you can approve my request to join your community :D Your works will be highly appreciated! I'm so addcited to arashi and Matsujun is my ichiban. :) Yoroshiku!

July 4th, 2016 10:59 (UTC)
[identity profile] mayumatsujun.livejournal.com
Hi! I'm Mayu-chan from Philippines! I'm new here in Livejournal. Hope you can approve my request to join your community. :D I'm so addicted to Arashi and my ichiban is Matsujun <3

July 4th, 2016 11:04 (UTC)
[identity profile] mayumatsujun.livejournal.com
Hi! I'm Mayu-chan from Philippines! Hope you will approve my request to join your community! I'm so addicted to Arashi and Matsujun is my ichiban. Your works will be highly appreciated! Yoroshiku!

July 6th, 2016 09:28 (UTC)
[identity profile] mayumatsujun.livejournal.com
Hi! I'm Mayu-chan from Philippines! I've read all the contents and I promise that I will follow your rules because I respect it. :D I hope that you wil approve my request to join your community! :D Thank you so much!

July 7th, 2016 11:03 (UTC)
[identity profile] fisshu-ru.livejournal.com
Hi there! I have read the entire post and appreciate your time sacrificed and effort to sub while holding down a full time job. It only shows your love for ARASHI and I truly sense the passion. I promise i will follow the rules and comment as much as I can :)

I think you missed me..... T.T

July 8th, 2016 03:41 (UTC)
[identity profile] lanada28.livejournal.com
Hey, I think you missed my application so I'm reapplying with my previous application:

Hey! My name is Mikan and I'm from the United States. I am one of the younger fans in the fandom but I have been a fan for about 9 years now!

I have read all your rules and I would to join your community. I promise to follow all the rules as a way to honor and respect all the hard work you do for the fandom!