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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!

July 9th, 2016 03:17 (UTC)
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[personal profile] ai_natsu
hi there! i've read the contents of this post and promise to follow all the rules ^^ hope i'll be accepted, thank you.

July 11th, 2016 13:51 (UTC)
[identity profile] harujun-nouela.livejournal.com
Yaaay! another arashi community <3
I'm very grateful that you guys are so generous in sharing the arashi love. \(^0^)/
in return, i promise to follow all the rules stated and flail with you guys when I can (huhuhu busy schedule)

Thank you for your hardwork! m(_ _)m

yoroshiku! ^___^

-Nouela from the Philippines :)

July 13th, 2016 06:31 (UTC)
[identity profile] aosagii.livejournal.com
Hi
I've read the rules and I promise to follow them
I hope you let me join soon
Thanks

July 14th, 2016 01:34 (UTC)
[identity profile] lovecarlos18.livejournal.com
Hi! This is Love from the Philippines. Hope you give me the opportunity to join your community. I promise to follow all your rules. Thanks!

July 14th, 2016 09:51 (UTC)
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[identity profile] wildbunnies.livejournal.com
hello there!!
my name is kim, and i'm from malaysia~
a random fact about myself, i'm in love with ohno satoshi <3

i promise to abide by all the rules stated in this community ('O')/)

yoroshiku onegaishimasu~^^

July 14th, 2016 12:46 (UTC)
[identity profile] deana-chan.livejournal.com
Hi~~ I'm Deana from a country called Malaysia. I would love to be a part of this lovely community and if possible, it would be great if you and I can be friends xD

I promise to abide 100% by your rules by never uploading your videos to streaming sites such as YouTube, dailymotion etc. I also won't make profit out of your videos and will not repost your links outside of this comm. I will never claim your hardwork here as mine and also to never reencode your files.

I hope that I will get accepted to this community. Thank you and yoroshiku~!

July 15th, 2016 11:29 (UTC)
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[identity profile] kmmykills10969.livejournal.com
hi im kim and i would like to be a member of your community! :)
i've read all the rules and i promise to obey them all.
i hope you'd let me join :)
yoroshiku ne~

July 15th, 2016 15:50 (UTC)
[identity profile] sherxjinnie.livejournal.com
Hello^^ I'd love to join your community. I've read your post and understand your reasons and rules. Thank you for all of your hard works, I hope you have a great day :)

July 19th, 2016 16:39 (UTC)
[identity profile] xjannyx.livejournal.com
Hi there~ I'm Kris from Brazil.
May I please join your community? I've read the post and will follow the rules. I'm not around much but will definitely comment on posts when I am.
Will patiently wait and hope I get accepted :)
Have a great week!

July 22nd, 2016 22:54 (UTC)
[identity profile] syakeera1995.livejournal.com
Hi...my name is Nisa from Malaysia ^^
I have read the rules and I promise to follow it.
i wont do any things that can harm the community..
i really2 appreciate your hardwork and time for making this community :)
i hope i can join this community ^^
thank you :)

July 24th, 2016 15:19 (UTC)
[identity profile] bittersweetmp3.livejournal.com
hi! my name is penny and i'm from the us! i read the entire post and promise to follow all of your rules! thank you for all your hard work, and i look forward to joining your community <3

July 29th, 2016 15:00 (UTC)
[identity profile] nyiny0-o.livejournal.com
Hi! I'm Nyin from Indonesia. I enjoy watching Arashi's videos by my own, so don't worry about me breaking the rule :)
My OTP is also NinoAi!!!
Yoroshiku!

July 31st, 2016 10:16 (UTC)
[identity profile] shirohime-0916.livejournal.com
Konnichiwa!This is Hermilyn from the Philippines!
I sometimes call myself, Shiro, though..hehehe..(my aunt also call me that..i've influenced her...harhar!)
i would love to join your community.please let me join!>_<
I've read all the rules..and will definitely follow them!
Arigatou gozaimasu!

PS: it's good to be back! (I've not opened my lj for months 'coz of school.)
Anyways, i think what i've said is unnecessary..hehe
Again, arigatou gozaimasu!

Membership

August 4th, 2016 20:23 (UTC)
[identity profile] mimifd.livejournal.com
Hi im Mimi and im from Brazil. I've read the contents of this post and id like to join this comm (btw, your theme is really cute :) )

August 5th, 2016 09:58 (UTC)
[identity profile] judasfm.livejournal.com
Hi, I'm a huge Arashi fan and I really hope you'll consider adding me to your community! I've read the rules and I promise to follow them faithfully!

August 12th, 2016 13:47 (UTC)
[identity profile] tapsilogue.livejournal.com
Hi! I've read all the contents of this post and promise to follow your rules :) I know it says membership processing is on hold, but I hope I'm not too late in joining. Actually, I've been a fan since around 2007, so I don't know why I've never joined?? Haha.

In any case, I do get the need for the rules! I'm a subber myself (just recently though lol), and my experience is actually kind of the same as yours - I used to release little things on my journal, but felt I should open a community because I didn't want people seeing my personal entries. Hey, if you want to collaborate on anything in the future, let me know because I'm always open to that ♥♥

Anyway, thanks for your hard work!!! I always see your username around fandom but this is the first time I directly talked to you I think hehe :) Hope I can join and see you around!!

August 12th, 2016 13:49 (UTC)
[identity profile] tapsilogue.livejournal.com
... LMAO I just checked the thing up there and apparently I'm already a member =)) I took a break from fandom a while back so I probably didn't remember haha. Anyway ignore this comment, but I'm still up for collaborations if you want HAHA ♥

August 13th, 2016 01:18 (UTC)
[identity profile] riinyan.livejournal.com
Hi there, I'm Rii! Could I join this comm?
I'm from Australia, and have just moved to Japan, and I'll be here for at least a few years! I actually don't have a TV, and would love to watch me some Arashi, haha.
I promise to follow all the rules, and it's all totally for personal watching.
Thanks!

August 13th, 2016 23:12 (UTC)
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[personal profile] kotomichi
hi c: i left a comment a couple of months ago (then kind of forgot about it :x) and since i realised i hadn't been accepted yet, i figure you probably missed my comment. so... here i am again, haha. anyway! i've read the entire post, agree to follow all the rules, and i actually commented on this last time as well re: the personal lj vs comm thing, but having tried out some subbing lately and suddenly getting a bunch of friend requests, i understand your decision even more than before... eek. :v

and regarding commenting on release posts - i only check my f-list sporadically, so i usually see release posts much later. i'm never sure whether i should comment on these kind of posts or not... but if you don't mind, then i'll make sure to leave a fangirly comment every now and then, huhu. ٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و

August 15th, 2016 06:41 (UTC)
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[identity profile] kmmykills10969.livejournal.com
hi im kim and im from philippines.
im not really a new fan but ive been inactive for years so im catching up a lot in the fandom.
i read and will promise to follow all the rules in this community.
i hope you will accept my request to join here :)

yoroshiku~

August 16th, 2016 12:09 (UTC)
[identity profile] mirashi-chan.livejournal.com
Hello! ^^ I'm Selcen from Turkey. I have read the rules and I promise to respect and follow them. Hope you can accept me. ^^ Thank you for your hard work. ^^

August 16th, 2016 16:00 (UTC)
[identity profile] sade06.livejournal.com
Hi I am Alyssa Anaise from Malaysia. I thought I had requested to join but when I checked the comments, mine is missing. So I am writing again to request to join as a member. I have read all the rules and promise to abide by them. I fully understand the risks you're taking by sharing with us, and I am very appreciative of all your hard work. Thus will never use them as they're not mine.
Please accept me into your community. Have a nice day :)

August 21st, 2016 20:12 (UTC)
[identity profile] isismedialdea.livejournal.com
Hi! I'm Isis, from Spain :)
I love Arashi and I'll like to be part of this community, of course, I've read the rules and promise to follow them!!

August 23rd, 2016 14:11 (UTC)
[identity profile] giii-amnos.livejournal.com
Hi,I would like to join the community.
I've read the rules and will respect them.

Thanks

August 30th, 2016 12:22 (UTC)
[identity profile] ziraaria.livejournal.com
hello~

I would like to join this community ^^ I have read all the rules stated above and I will without no doubt, follow and abide all the rules.

I know it takes quite some time bec of the overwhelming volume of membership, so I'll patiently wait, thank you for your hardwork ^v^

September 2nd, 2016 08:09 (UTC)
[identity profile] nijininare.livejournal.com
Hi! I'm not sure if I already requested membership but based on my laptop's sticky notes I haven't. (Hehe! I list everything down).

I waited until September 1 to comment again so that it falls after your HOLD period. I'd really want to be part of this community and with just less than a handful of subbing experience, I understand the effort and the pains you go through to make your releases.

This comment serves as an assurance that I've read your rules and will respect them. I became an ARASHI fan in 2014 and noticed a lot of communities shut down. I will NEVER share the files outside of this community nor will I re-translate them.

I hope to be part of this community esp. since a co-mod in DNA recommended your subbing community to me. :) I'm sorry for leaving such a long comment, I hope along the way we can become friends.

-Kazu :)