[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 6th, 2012 02:39 (UTC)
[identity profile] kurukuru27.livejournal.com
Hello~! :)

I'm really glad you made a community. :D More Arash ftw~~ <3 <--- *shamelessly greedy OTL*

Anyhooo~~~ XP

I promise I read your post, and I absolutely promise to follow your rules. And, Ganba at RL~! :O

I'll also try to spazz -- I mean comment every now and then :3. Thank you for opening up this wonderful community to share your work with us <3

Also, if it's not too much trouble, may I ask you for subbing tips and the such from time to time? *wants to sub videos too ><*

January 6th, 2012 02:40 (UTC)
[identity profile] familytables.livejournal.com
That wasn't too long of a read and fully understandable.
Of course I read the rules and I can't wait to look around and see what you put out there. Thanks.

January 6th, 2012 02:40 (UTC)
[identity profile] doc-med.livejournal.com
thanks for opening up a community for arashi goodies!!they're good for the health of fangirls. LOL.
I've read the post and will follow every rules.
Will wait for your future releases!
Thanks in advance~

January 6th, 2012 02:40 (UTC)
dreamweavernyx: (ohmiya)
[personal profile] dreamweavernyx
I've read the contents of this post, thank you for creating a community! :)

January 6th, 2012 02:40 (UTC)
[identity profile] siao-xing1412.livejournal.com
wooww...so happy...want to be U'r member, I really lookin forward to your community^^...Ganbatte!!...and absolutely 100% I will follow all U'r rules..promise <3..hope U always Happy^^

January 6th, 2012 02:41 (UTC)
[identity profile] muschan.livejournal.com
I've read your post. I am always interested in Arashi community. All I want to say is, good luck with subbing and maintaining this community. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu!

January 6th, 2012 02:42 (UTC)
[identity profile] syarinzz.livejournal.com
hay~! i've read your post up there.
no problem for me to follow all the stated rules ^^V
thanks for our hardwork <3

January 6th, 2012 02:44 (UTC)
[identity profile] trifarashi.livejournal.com
thanks for the hardwork...
i promise will follow the rules~

January 6th, 2012 02:45 (UTC)
[identity profile] makino-sanbr.livejournal.com
Hi ^^
I would like to join your community
Read the post and promise to follow the rules :D
looking forward to joining

January 6th, 2012 02:45 (UTC)
[identity profile] p-mydear.livejournal.com
Hello,I'm Thai fan and I would like to join this community. I agree to follow all the rules.

Thank you.

January 6th, 2012 02:47 (UTC)
[identity profile] aidateddy.livejournal.com
Hey..my name is aida and from malaysia and would love to join this community.

and honestly, I clicked the join button right after I read your the first paragraph of this post. I'm probably too excited that I read your "decided to open up a community" to "decided to open the membership of the community" LOL!

gomen! m(_ _)m...but i have read the whole entry now and totally will obey the rules! ;)

January 6th, 2012 02:48 (UTC)
[identity profile] eliyeung.livejournal.com
I'd like to join your new community. I've read the contents of your post and will respect and follow all your rules!

January 6th, 2012 02:48 (UTC)
[identity profile] astrangerenters.livejournal.com
Ohhhh I am so happy to see that you've opened this community. I was always a few days late on other things you posted and figured I'd always miss out. So thank you for your generosity in opening this community!

So I have read over this post and look forward to being a member of the community. I promise not to share or repost your work.

Thank you!

January 6th, 2012 02:49 (UTC)
[identity profile] petto-b.livejournal.com
helloo =)

I've read the rules and I promise to follow them =)
I really admire how you make time to do subs even though you work full-time!!
congrats on your community ;)

January 6th, 2012 02:50 (UTC)
[identity profile] milevas.livejournal.com
HI! I'm from Argentina and thanks to people like you I can enjoy Arashi's TV shows, concerts and doramas. I've read the rules and I will follow them because I respect all the effort you put on your work. I work full-time too, so I understand how it feels when you don't have enough free time. Thank you!

January 6th, 2012 02:50 (UTC)
[identity profile] ghol88.livejournal.com
You finally did it.
Congratulations!!!*throws confetti*
You're right about the header. It's really CUTE.♥♥♥

I've read the post and the other one too.
Can I join?

January 6th, 2012 02:52 (UTC)
[identity profile] opensoulx.livejournal.com
Hi! I'd love to join your new community! I'm aishah from singapore, and a recent LJ arashian, so hope you'll take care of me! I understand that it is important to follow the rules, and you also have your own life to live so I won't demand for subs and translations if you haven't been posting ^^ I hope that your move to have this comm will make your life easier and also get rid of the nagging burden regarding your work and personal LJ. Have a great 2012!

January 6th, 2012 02:53 (UTC)
[identity profile] idolcraze.livejournal.com

Thanks you for setting this up. It is so hard to find videos now.

I will definitely abide to the rules!

January 6th, 2012 02:53 (UTC)
[identity profile] samanday.livejournal.com
Wow, your comm is great. I'd like to join this comm. I promise to follow the rules.
Thank you~ =D

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[identity profile] samanday.livejournal.com - January 23rd, 2012 06:14 (UTC) - Expand

January 6th, 2012 02:54 (UTC)
[identity profile] jennlyy.livejournal.com
Hello, I promise to follow your rules.

Please allow me to join your community. :)

January 6th, 2012 02:55 (UTC)
phrenk: (je: five live move)
[personal profile] phrenk
Hooray, a new subbing community with a person who already has great subs! I look forward to seeing what I didn't catch of your old subs, and what you will do in the future as well. ♥ ETA: And yes, of course, I will never tamper with your files or share them elsewhere. I promise.
Edited January 6th, 2012 02:57 (UTC)

January 6th, 2012 02:56 (UTC)
[identity profile] l0v3-shin.livejournal.com
Hey I'm Shin~ I would love to join this comm. I promise to abide by the rules and will not forget about it! Yoroshiku ne^_^

January 6th, 2012 02:59 (UTC)
[identity profile] justfever.livejournal.com
Waw!!! this is a great news indeed. Congratulations for the new comm ^^V

Of course I'm interested in joining and I promise I'll follow every rules here, hopefully I can be accepted. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu and thank you for your attention :D

January 6th, 2012 03:00 (UTC)
[identity profile] mapletree.livejournal.com
Hi Emkay.

I used to follow your LJ for releases and am so glad u're starting a community. have read all the rules and promise to abide by them. can't wait to see tokioxarashi!

thanks so much!

January 6th, 2012 03:07 (UTC)
[identity profile] mayaamin.livejournal.com
hi! i'm maya and i will feel really pleased if u can accept me in this family :)

thank you for creating this community!