[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 16:52 (UTC)
[identity profile] astra-54.livejournal.com
yeay~ congratz for this new community~ ^^
I've been waiting for this!!! xD

I really understand the rules :3
I'll try to comment in every post I visited and try to give a feedback to~! ^.^

hope I can join this comm~ :3

thank you for your hardwork~ :D

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January 5th, 2012 16:52 (UTC)
[identity profile] lancee-ism.livejournal.com
YAY! you're making your own!
joining! hope ill get in.
wish you luck with this comm! :D

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January 5th, 2012 16:52 (UTC)
[identity profile] coolgurlz-1909.livejournal.com

Wawa-chan here from Malaysia..
I am so grateful to know that you decide to create a community! ^^
No worries, I will follow all your rules and will never disappoint you in future =)
Please keep your hard work in both life and fandom..
Hope to be accepted in this community :)

January 5th, 2012 17:01 (UTC)
[identity profile] awa-naj.livejournal.com
I've read all the rules and promise that I will follow all the rules.
I love your sub and translations and really happy that you create this community! XDD

January 5th, 2012 17:02 (UTC)
[identity profile] smile-arashi.livejournal.com
Hi! I hope you don't mind me joining your new community. ^^ I promise to abide by all of the rules stated above! My OTP is also NinoAi! >w< But I personally like to refer to them as AiNi. XD <3 But instead of seeing them in a romantic light it's more so that I love their friendship together. <3 I guess you could say I'm one of those fans who don't look at Arashi with any romantic interest with each other. XDD I just really admire their friendship with each other! And I was wondering, do you know any other languages? I've always been interested in becoming an interpreter/translator. ^^

January 5th, 2012 17:03 (UTC)
[identity profile] orento.livejournal.com
Yay!Congrats on your new community! I've read the whole post and understood all the rules. and of course i will abide by it =)
Looking forward for all your releases^^
Thank you!!

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January 5th, 2012 17:03 (UTC)
[identity profile] vinamarisya.livejournal.com
congrats for your new community,i would like to join your community...
i promise to follow all your rules, i promise to not retranslate your sub into another language....
thank u.....

January 5th, 2012 17:04 (UTC)
[identity profile] mariam-7860.livejournal.com
yeah! yeah! yeah! oh man i'm happy to see another comm. i feel like a whole new generation of comms is pulling through and that makes me happy.

i've read your rules and will abide by them. and i will go through your previous clips to see what type of stuff you sub before suggesting anything. so expect to hear from me ;) congratulations on your new comm and good luck :)


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January 5th, 2012 17:04 (UTC)
[identity profile] lianne29.livejournal.com
*put hands up* Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
Congratulations on your new comm! :D

I really love the header. I've read your post and will follow all your rules :D

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January 5th, 2012 17:08 (UTC)
[identity profile] katzsong.livejournal.com
Hajimemashite! I'm Mitra
Well, I'm working full time also. That and fan-girling full time is so tiring, I understand XD
So, I'll respect you and your works by obeying your rules. Thanks for sharing the love and dedication ^^

Yoroshiku :)

January 5th, 2012 17:09 (UTC)
[identity profile] o0zell0o.livejournal.com
omedetoo for you ^^
I respect you for being responsible about this but don't worry too much we are all arshian we appreciate everything our fellow arashian do ^^

January 5th, 2012 17:10 (UTC)
[identity profile] mayan15.livejournal.com
I'm Mayan. I would like to join your comm. I've read the rules and I will follow all of them.
Thank you so much for your hard work.

January 5th, 2012 17:10 (UTC)
[identity profile] usagi2107.livejournal.com
Hello, I'm usagi2107! I'm from Vietnam. My name is Vy.
I'm glad that you decide to open a community, I really enjoy your subbing videos and translation and your lyrics.
Can I join your community? I have read all your rules and I promise I will follow them all.
Lastly, just want to say I really appreciate for your work and wish you the best! ^_^

Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah~ !

January 5th, 2012 17:10 (UTC)
[identity profile] gilsy.livejournal.com
You did it !
having read through all the rules (and the entire post, basically), i promise to follow all the rules and respect your work !

i'll try to comment on all your posts and releases, though that might take awhile. there's so much stuff to do irl that i can barely keep up with the news, updates and downloading and watching subbed shows, much less actually having the time to translate and sub them ! *stares in awe* you're a lifesaver ! ♥
some confetti to celebrate your new community ! *showers confetti*

January 5th, 2012 17:12 (UTC)
[identity profile] mya-mya213.livejournal.com
hi! thank you for creating this community and sharing Arashi's translated subs with us...
I am really happy to join any community related to Arashi and of course I am glad if u accepted my request to join this community.
read the rules and I'll keep all the translated vids for personal view without sharing it anywhere..Tq very much :)

January 5th, 2012 17:18 (UTC)
[identity profile] whannica.livejournal.com
Hi! I really love your comm layout. It's so cute and fluffy! Anyway, thanks for the effort of subbing!

I promise to be a good mem of this comm and follow all the rules. :)

MatsuJun is my ichiban. (just sharing) But I do love them all! XD

Thanks again!

January 5th, 2012 17:20 (UTC)
[identity profile] kokeshi-gal.livejournal.com
Yay! a new community!♥
Hi, my name is Ilsa and I promise to abide to the rules of this community! Will be looking forward to your new releases! Thank you!♥

January 5th, 2012 17:20 (UTC)
[identity profile] glos10.livejournal.com
yeah yeah yeah yeah!
here i am <33333
congratulations :D & thanks :D

*patpat* tons of comments will come, u might want to think of a thank you button/ninonino button how we call it XD no, seriously, u've got so many comments per entry, how do u read them all? HOW? I need an extra brain i can use when my first one is tired.


header is LOVE

*though masaki's head is cut by LJ commands thingie? O_O poor aibaby* XD

dont worry, i will follow the rules XDDD

January 5th, 2012 17:25 (UTC)
[identity profile] bluenyke.livejournal.com
new community??
looking forward for ur new work..
I reads all the rules and promise to follow them..
n ssankyuu so much for all the subbing and sharing vids Arashi..

January 5th, 2012 17:25 (UTC)
[identity profile] onigiri-8726.livejournal.com
Hi ^___^
I would like to join your community~ and I promise that I will follow all the rules!
Arigatou ♥~

January 5th, 2012 17:26 (UTC)
[identity profile] carolyn-03.livejournal.com
hi!!i'm carolyn and i have read ur post...
and i will promise to follow all your rules..
hope to join your community!!!

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January 5th, 2012 17:26 (UTC)
[identity profile] myjulien.livejournal.com
Oh yay, joyful night! I've always, always liked your work. I've read through the entire post and shall be joining the comm right now.

Congrats on the new comm and I'm happy that I can stick around in it! :D

January 5th, 2012 17:27 (UTC)
[identity profile] nikoru1205.livejournal.com
Woo! one of my fave subbers has a community (yes its you ;o) )
have read the rules and post and will follow diligently

looking forward to more subs (i find your text format and subs easier to read and most enjoyable)


January 5th, 2012 17:28 (UTC)
[identity profile] krystalkatz.livejournal.com
Hey, I've read all the rules and I promise that I'll keep them, so I hope I can join :D

January 5th, 2012 17:28 (UTC)
[identity profile] innesfree.livejournal.com
Yay!! I am happy that you decided to open your own community. I had wait for it since your last announcement in December 2011.
I am really grateful for your effort for subbing and bringing us the subbed video of Arashi.
I am Innesfree and 23 in tomorrow (6/1). (This community is a big present for me.)I am Malaysian Arashi fan whose currently living in Cairo, Egypt. My bias is Sho-kun as he is so unexpectedly funny even he looks like a straight laced person.

I will abide all the rules that stated and looking forward for you future releases. Thank you in advance,

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