[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 21:43 (UTC)
[identity profile] ohmeeyuh.livejournal.com
First of all, I wanted to say thank you very much for the service that you do for the Arashi community. This fandom basically lives off the work translators/subbers like yourself do, so I hope you've been getting the appreciation you deserve. :)

That being said I've gone over the rules, and I agree to follow them down to the letter plus throw in some comments here and there.

Sadly I have no appropriate gifs to use for a comment like this, but maybe another time. ;D Thank you!

January 5th, 2012 21:47 (UTC)
[identity profile] tomasupi.livejournal.com
Hi!~ I'm Fabrícia, I'm from Brazil
Yoroshiku ;D
I agree and I will follow your rules
Looking forward to joining the community =3
Yeah! Yeah! \o/|o|\o/

January 5th, 2012 21:48 (UTC)
[identity profile] mikamichael.livejournal.com
hi thereee~
im and arashi fans,,ohno bias but lately jun getting my attetion too xD
i've read ur rules and i'll try my best to follow them all
hope i can be part of ur community
thanks for advance

January 5th, 2012 21:50 (UTC)
[identity profile] jiyeop.livejournal.com
Haven't done this for a community in a long time. Rules are simple enough. Anyway, hope I make the cut since I'm sure people want these linked at the episode guides. ;_;

January 5th, 2012 21:50 (UTC)
[identity profile] literarylemming.livejournal.com
I am always first in line (or, in this case, 412th in line!) for any new subbing community involving Arashi. I love them so!

I have read the post and all the rules and promise to abide by them. For such simple rules, it always amazes me how there are people who are all too happy to ignore them. It boggles the mind.

And now for some cracktastic Matsujun-doing-the-Worm gif spam:



January 5th, 2012 21:52 (UTC)
[identity profile] akaiyume-vinda.livejournal.com
*waves my hand in the air* Yeah! Yeah!

(Haha, I love when they do that! XD)

Hi, it's nice to be here. I'd like to join too, I've read your post and I understand the rules and promise I'll follow them.^^

Btw, you've a really cute layout(!) and Arashi on the balloons are so adorable! <3

January 5th, 2012 21:53 (UTC)
[identity profile] hanuel-z09.livejournal.com
hello there... i would like to join the community.. i promise that i will follow all the rules above... Thank you very much..

January 5th, 2012 21:53 (UTC)
[identity profile] doti21.livejournal.com
Hi! I've read your entire post :) I promise to follow all the rules and would try to comment as much as possible. I am looking forward to dl-ing your older subs as I'm sure that I missed quite a bit of your work. Thank you for your hard work!

January 5th, 2012 21:53 (UTC)
[identity profile] damselfly27.livejournal.com
Hi, I'd like to join! I've read the rules and promise to abide by them.

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January 5th, 2012 21:55 (UTC)
[identity profile] egaoninareru.livejournal.com
yeah! yeah! yeah! :D
i've read the rules and will abide by them.
thank you for your hard work!!!

January 5th, 2012 21:56 (UTC)
[identity profile] hey-anyaa.livejournal.com
hi there~
i promise i will follow the rules C: and i hope you don't stress out with this comm~~ thanks for the hard work! m(_ _)m
also i will try to not be a complete leecher~ but don't promise anything... i don't seem to get along with Lj for some reason xd

thaanks again! :D

January 5th, 2012 21:58 (UTC)
[identity profile] dwilovers.livejournal.com
I have read all your rules about Video subs and translations too. I will follow you rules and I really don't have intention for breaking it :)

Never want to reupload cause the internet connection in my country is really sucks (it is so much true).
Thank you so much for opening membership. I would like to be involve in your community :)

January 5th, 2012 21:58 (UTC)
[identity profile] doppeyyy.livejournal.com
hey, I have read all the rules and follow them. Can't wait for your future releases ;D

Thank you

January 5th, 2012 21:59 (UTC)
[identity profile] nurizkazu.livejournal.com
thanks for opening this comm..been waiting for it :D
read the post..read the rules..promise to abide them ^^
btw, ijat here..a malaysian..and nino bias ~.^

January 5th, 2012 21:59 (UTC)
[identity profile] weiss-kreuz101.livejournal.com
Hi! I'm super excited about the new community and I expect absolutely great things from you ;) cause you've never let me down!

I'm an absolute Sho and Nino biased fan (tho I'll sometimes gush over Aiba and Ohno) but anything you do I will love <3

I've read the post and I will abide by all the rules :D What kind of fan would I be if I did something mean like that?! haha.

Arashi fans and people like you are awesome! who take time out of their rl to sub shows and Arashi related stuff. So Thank you and Happy New Year!!! :DDDD

January 5th, 2012 22:02 (UTC)
[identity profile] nilad5.livejournal.com
I respect your rules and promise to follow them.

January 5th, 2012 22:02 (UTC)
[identity profile] alli07x3.livejournal.com
hello! I'd like to join this community <3
I pinky promise yubisaki that I will follow all the rules! Thanks ! x

January 5th, 2012 22:03 (UTC)
[identity profile] mariela-0078.livejournal.com
hi!!! I've read the rules and will definitely abide them :)
congrats and good luck on opening this new community and thank you on doing so too :)

January 5th, 2012 22:03 (UTC)
[identity profile] yaoilicious-53.livejournal.com
Cool! New subbing community!! <3

I promise to follow your rules~

Hopefully you'll accept me!

January 5th, 2012 22:05 (UTC)
[identity profile] chiri-chan.livejournal.com
YAY, I'm so excited to see you open up a comm!! I totally get your dilemia (I have the same one in other fandoms and get the line between wanting to share and needing privacy).

I promise not to upload, sell, translate, repost, reencode, claim, stream, share, or do anything else with your subs.

Also your layout is TOTALLY ADORABLE.

January 5th, 2012 22:06 (UTC)
[identity profile] hopegrl18.livejournal.com
hi congrats on the new community!!! I have read your post and promise to follow all the rules!!! Thanks again for all that you are doing for your fellow arashi fans!!! ~huggles~ ^-^

request to join

January 5th, 2012 22:07 (UTC)
[identity profile] nekochan-lia.livejournal.com
hello, i've seen your subs around and really happy you created a comm
i've read this post and certainly will follow the rules coz i love being in arashi fandom. yoroshiku nee

January 5th, 2012 22:08 (UTC)
[identity profile] kanojokhj.livejournal.com
I promise to follow all the rules mentioned above !

Thanks so much for subbing and sharing Arashi vids !!!!! Thanks so much !!!

So happy ! Congratulations !

January 5th, 2012 22:08 (UTC)
[identity profile] bumblebeeman5.livejournal.com
this is so exciting! congrats on the new comm
your translations and subs are always SO good (now that I know you're a full-time translator it makes total sense!) so i'm so grateful to have the chance to get my hands on some more!

i've read the post and i promise to follow all the rules!

thank you for creating this community (also the banner is super adorable!!!!!!!) and thank you for all your hard work ^^

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January 5th, 2012 22:09 (UTC)
[identity profile] elyon14340.livejournal.com
Read the post and I will abide by your rules. Congratulations on opening a new community, and thank you in advance for all your efforts. :)