[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 5th, 2012 20:15 (UTC)
[identity profile] senshi-san.livejournal.com
Hi, I would like to join your community! ^-^
I've download a few times the subs you've shared and I found them to be of great quality, so I'm really happy you've decided to create a community ^-^.
I promise to follow the rules and not to repost/sell/upload on streaming sites/claim as my home any of your work.
I hope you'll accept me!
Have a nice day! ^-^

January 5th, 2012 20:15 (UTC)
[identity profile] stellabymo0r.livejournal.com
congrats on your community! i read the whole post and i will abide by the rules! :)

January 5th, 2012 20:15 (UTC)
[identity profile] lunakati.livejournal.com

I read your rules and I promise that I will follow them. The only thing i will ever do with your work is enjoy it alone and quietly in my room^^.

I am really happy to see another Arashi com opening! Thanks a lot!!!!
So... I hope you will let me join..:)?

(I am really looking forward to watching the ArashiXTokio videos. They are gotta be awesome XDD)

January 5th, 2012 20:16 (UTC)
[identity profile] kailice.livejournal.com
Hello! I've read the post and understand the rules, and I'd like to join. Good luck with the new comm! :)

January 5th, 2012 20:16 (UTC)
[identity profile] jerseyjudy.livejournal.com
Hi there!

I didn't know 'till now that you've created a community. First of all, congratulation! :)

I'd really appreciate if you let me join this community.
I've read the post and the rules and of course, I promise I'll follow them. ^^

Thank you for all your efforts! :)

P.S.: I've always thought you are a Jun fan. I guess the username is really misleading. XD

January 5th, 2012 20:18 (UTC)
[identity profile] carey-chan.livejournal.com
I really liked your explaination as to why you are opening up a new community. Thank you for your effort!

I´d like to join the community and thus promise to abide the stated rules. I can´t sub myself so I can´t steal your translation and I`m a member of a few subbing communities myself,thus the protection of the fanwork is very dear to me.

(yeah thus is my favorite word today O,o)

Yoroshiku onegaishimasu~

January 5th, 2012 20:20 (UTC)
[identity profile] argh8.livejournal.com

I've read the post and agree to all your rules.

Thanks for starting your community!

I haven't really got any requests for what I'd like subbed...maybe some pre-debut stuff?

Thanks :)

January 5th, 2012 20:20 (UTC)
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[identity profile] resha22chad.livejournal.com
Hello, my name is echa
YES, i will follow your rules for not reupload your video or share the video and yes i am read all rules >.<
nice to meet u~

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[identity profile] resha22chad.livejournal.com - January 17th, 2012 16:36 (UTC) - Expand

application for membership

January 5th, 2012 20:21 (UTC)
[identity profile] yeshuasgrace.livejournal.com
happy blessed new year Emkay-san!! Thank you sooo much for opening your community for new members! I've been seeing your radio shows and magazine translations since last year but have only discovered about your community now.. *fail* my bad coz I've been inactive for a long time as well..

On the other hand, if you'd allow me, it would be an honor and pleasure to be a member of this lovely community and to be a friend of yours as well!

I have read all your rules; I have understood them and yes, you can definitely hold me responsible and accountable in keeping you, your work and this community all safe.. I really would love to have a lifelong friendship with everyone here as well~~ we would just enjoy Arashi and your work for a very long time!! ^______^ I'll comment every now and then too~~ I love making new friends..
so sorry for the long comment but yes, I truly love NinoAi as well.. though Yama and NinoAi are my TwoTruePairs.. lol, I truly can't chose between those two adorable couples..
And, would love to hear you play the Cello live someday too!!! From what I've read, you are beyond amazing dear!
enjoy your weekend!! *______*

Re: application for membership

January 5th, 2012 21:39 (UTC)
[identity profile] yeshuasgrace.livejournal.com
btw, the amnos banner is extremely adorable.. even better than the opening of the current Himitsu!~~ <3 awesome job, as expected of you!!

yorushiku onegaishimasu~~~ <3

January 5th, 2012 20:21 (UTC)
[identity profile] best-in-sho.livejournal.com
Hi! I'd like to join this community! You seem really awesome, and especially nice because you take your time to sub for the rest of us arashians! i promise to respect your rules and i'll try to comment as much as possible! It would be awesome to get to know you ^_^

yoroshiku onegaishimasu!

January 5th, 2012 20:21 (UTC)
[identity profile] marsplanet13.livejournal.com
i read the rules and i promise to obey them. thank you.

January 5th, 2012 20:24 (UTC)
[identity profile] katyami.livejournal.com
Hehe awesome, you created a community! I've been stalking your posts and occasionally commenting for a while now.... and I did read your intro post! Haha I always did get confused about your LJ username, compared to your yellow/golden backgrounds & everything else that screamed Nino! (He is also my ichiban! WHOO!! <3 I used to try to deny having a favourite... but I gave up. He made me give up. I don't think we Nino fans are the hugest faction, but definitely the proudest ;D)

Anyway, thanks so much for your work thus far and I look forward to seeing more. :) With my own study of the Japanese language, I'm actually needing subs less and less, but there are definitely those lazy times when my brain doesn't want to process any Japanese or those insane clips with cross-talk/overlap/harder vocab, that I feel so very grateful to translators for. :D So thank you again! And hurray for improved organization! :)

(Er. Sorry for this somewhat long/convoluted post. I'm currently trying to kill time between classes. *sigh*)
Edited January 5th, 2012 20:25 (UTC)

January 5th, 2012 20:25 (UTC)
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[personal profile] sinisterteacher
Thank you very much for finally opening a community. I'm one of those people who are quite late to arrive when it comes to your subs. Quite busy with RL, you see.

I've been an Arashi fan for two years now. I should say I'm enjoying every minute of it. Actually, they are my gateway to jpop. Now, I have quite a few other favorites in the jpop world, mostly Johnny's but I would always come back to Arashi.

As a way to get by in my harried life, I watch shows, pvs, and movies. Altho lately out of 3 releases I think I'd be able to download 1 and would always come back to the other 2 when I'm not busy. I think it has become a hobby for me that when I get home from work, I'd just look at the uploads by the comms I'm a member in. I'd put in my membership application that comms don't have to be afraid of me posting it anywhere because I don't even have the energy to download their subs on a regular basis. Just seeing uploads on my f-list is enough to make me content in a day's visit in lj.

I'm looking forward to add your uploads in my regular diet. As for your work, I always wish you good luck and keep it up! :D

January 5th, 2012 20:25 (UTC)
[identity profile] jellybean6972.livejournal.com
Yay~ I'm glad you've made a community. I enjoy your subs and haven't had the chance to see all of your videos.

I have read this entire post from beginning to end, promise :)

Thank you :D

January 5th, 2012 20:25 (UTC)
[identity profile] ohsyojdub.livejournal.com
It now makes sense that you keep your previous posts locked after 48 hours. :)

I like your subs especially your lyric translations. I sure am glad you got around to opening a community. Ganbatte!

I've read the rules, and I promise to abide by them. Fair warning: you will be receiving a lot of "Thank you" comments from me in a while because I plan to download those videos I missed before. :D

(P.S. matchalie did a very good job on the header. I miss HnA with the five of them in it.)

January 5th, 2012 20:26 (UTC)
[identity profile] saara117.livejournal.com
Yay! Congratulations on opening your community! It looks lovely! ^^
I've read all of your rules and I promise to abide by them. Hope I can join!

Also, I need to tell you, I love the translations you do for Aiba-chan's recomen.

January 5th, 2012 20:27 (UTC)
[identity profile] takakuflyme.livejournal.com
Hi! I have read the post and the rules (promise to follow them), and I sincerely congratulate you in starting the comm! Thank you for the hard work that you continue to do by providing subs and translations for us. =)

January 5th, 2012 20:27 (UTC)
[identity profile] wieauchimmernun.livejournal.com

i would love to join your community.
And of course i will follow all your rules,
meaning i wont redistribute your works i any kind of way or claim them as my own.

I think you are awesome for subbing and translating things. I mean, i work full time too and i could never immagine doing all that in my free time ( maybe i am selfish XD ).
Oh, and i love the design. It looks so ... funny and ehm rainbowy, you know :)
Now i'll wait paciently (i doubt that is the correct way of writing that word /: )
Bye bye

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January 5th, 2012 20:28 (UTC)
[identity profile] luvin-arashi.livejournal.com
hi, i hope i can join too... ive read and promise to abide by your rules. thanks much! =D
Edited January 5th, 2012 20:30 (UTC)

January 5th, 2012 20:28 (UTC)
[identity profile] nienientje.livejournal.com
LOL put yo hand up!! Yeah! Yeah! That made me crack up so bad!! :D Anyway Hi I´m Nienientje and I´m an Arashi fan from Amsterdam. I read your membership post and I´m so glad you decided to make a community instead! I don´t really have a preference regarding what you should sub! Anything Arashi is good for me!! :D Hope I get accepted!

January 5th, 2012 20:29 (UTC)
[identity profile] moobooh.livejournal.com
Hey =D I'm so glad you made this community
I gave up on adding you as a friend when I saw that it was more of a personal journal, I was secretly hoping you'd make a community for your subs =P
I've read the rules ^.^
Thank you =D
Happy 2012 btw =)

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January 5th, 2012 20:29 (UTC)
[identity profile] lunadiurna.livejournal.com
Hello! I would like to join this community. I read all the rules and I will follow them^^
Thank you~

January 5th, 2012 20:31 (UTC)
[identity profile] n-listen.livejournal.com
i promise to follow the rules!! thanks for the hard work!!

January 5th, 2012 20:31 (UTC)
[identity profile] eira-chan.livejournal.com
thank you for creating this community :)
i promise that i'll follow the rules, will not upload ur work to streaming sites, repost the links or files elsewhere, claim ur work as my own, sell them or reencode ur works.. and i will not use ur translations to translate to other language...
hope i can join ur community~ thanks!

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January 5th, 2012 20:31 (UTC)
[identity profile] namichan.livejournal.com
Yay, a community!!!! For your obligatory post, I give you the honest response of I WILL FOLLOW THE RULES. No reup, linking, outside sharing, stealing, selling, reencoding or anything else that bad people do.

As for what I would like to see.... I love all the members, but there is a special place in my heart for our FailBoat and Tensai Baka, and for Sakumoto:-p So videos with pairings including those three members would be quite niceXD