[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 17:29 (UTC)
[identity profile] doctoggy.livejournal.com
thanks for opening membership. I have read the rules and promise to abide by all of them. I would be honored if you would let me join. thank you.

January 5th, 2012 17:29 (UTC)
[identity profile] c-alen.livejournal.com
*put my hands up*
congrats for new community !
I would like to join please.
I'll follow your rules.
looking forward for your videos. <3

January 5th, 2012 17:30 (UTC)
[identity profile] shepherd-blaine.livejournal.com
I'd like to join this community. I read this entry and I promise to follow the rules stated here.

Thank you.

January 5th, 2012 17:32 (UTC)
[identity profile] angel-mercury.livejournal.com
Hello, my name is Angèle, I'm from France !

I read all your post, it's very interesting to follow the process of creating a community^^ I wish you great success !

Of course I promise to follow all your rules, I'm here to love Arashi with other fans^^

Thanks a lot for your hard work !

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January 5th, 2012 17:32 (UTC)
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[identity profile] ailette.livejournal.com
I think it was probably a great idea to move everything to a comm. I'm particular about friending people as well, so it makes sense to me. I read everything and will look forward to new subs from you, since I always enjoy them. Thank you! ♥ And get caught up with your last releases I'm behind on everything aaaaah!

January 5th, 2012 17:32 (UTC)
[identity profile] beige-shoes.livejournal.com
Yeay for the new community ^^
I already read the rules and I promise I will abide the rules ^^
I would like to join this community
I hope you accept me >.<
thank you so much :D

January 5th, 2012 17:33 (UTC)
[identity profile] shokim.livejournal.com
Happy New Year and congrats on the new comm!

Read the rules, and will follow all of them.

Kotoshi mo yoroshiku onegaishimasu~ ; )

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January 5th, 2012 17:33 (UTC)
[identity profile] ueda-love1.livejournal.com
Hello, Thank you for making this comm and sharing with us! :D

I have read the rules and promise to abide by them and comment occasionally :D yay

January 5th, 2012 17:33 (UTC)
[identity profile] purple-pe.livejournal.com
Such a great news! Congratz on your new comm,,,

Read all the rules and promise will abide them,,,
Looking forward to join the comm,,,Thank you
Yoroshiku ne!

January 5th, 2012 17:34 (UTC)
[identity profile] n445.livejournal.com
I love you decided open a fansub community, for fans like me that we can´t understand Japanese is always goodnew:)
I read the whole post and I promise I´ll follow the rules because I really apreciate the work that fansub communities do and share.
I´d like to join to your community if you dont mind. Thanks :)

January 5th, 2012 17:34 (UTC)
[identity profile] mimidd.livejournal.com
Hi !

I've read the rules of your community, and I promise I won't redistribute your subs, nor retranslate them into another language, nor claim them as mine, nor reencode them .

Thanks ! :D

January 5th, 2012 17:34 (UTC)
[identity profile] noya2206.livejournal.com

I won't break any rules of yours, please count on me!
No streaming site, re-post, re-uploading and etc.

I have never claimed other people work as my thing and will never do it in life!!! I just hate people doing that!

Thank you very much for create this community!
You're kind enough to do the subbing which I know it takes time and very difficult to do.

Arigatou gozaimasu! Otsukaresamadeshita!

January 5th, 2012 17:34 (UTC)
[identity profile] totzy-33.livejournal.com
hi1 i would like to join this community. i read the post and the rules of this community and promise to follow every rules in this community and respect the hard work of the subbers.

Hope i can join this community

Thank you

January 5th, 2012 17:34 (UTC)
[identity profile] pavella7.livejournal.com
I would like to join the community and promise to follow all the rules here.

Thank you for your hard work. :D

January 5th, 2012 17:35 (UTC)
[identity profile] donghae-love.livejournal.com
I'd like to join the community. Read the rules and will promise to follow them : )


January 5th, 2012 17:35 (UTC)
[identity profile] gandalf1903.livejournal.com
Hi hi,
really great what you do for us non-japanese speaker, so that we get to understand them more, thanks. ;D

I read the whole post and i would like to join the community.

I promise i will follow all the rules.

And again, thank´s for your hard work. ;D

January 5th, 2012 17:36 (UTC)
[identity profile] raphaellachan.livejournal.com
put my hands up ~ yeah ! yeah ! XD~
really love this comm's LJ style *kawaii ~~*
anyway congratz for your new community ^^~
hope it will success on the future ~
and how i really love about arashi's comm <3

regarding the rules~
i promise to follow all rules :)
and actually i really love your sub on the stormy team :')
Good luck on your real life ~

Just curious (should we press the join or not after comment XD)

anyway~ thanks ^^

January 5th, 2012 17:36 (UTC)
[identity profile] trece-13.livejournal.com
(Just like what I said in your other post) Congratulations on your community!!!! I totally love the layout and the picture <3

I do promise to take the time to see all your future releases! Hopefully RL permits and I could get to comment on your posts too! <3 I really do miss doing that. :P

Anyway, thank you for creating this community!!! ^__^

January 5th, 2012 17:37 (UTC)
[identity profile] atanah.livejournal.com
Hi! I hope you let me join your community. I will follow all the rules. Thank you!! ;D

January 5th, 2012 17:37 (UTC)
[identity profile] jamasunda.livejournal.com
It's great that you finally established a community ♥ It's hard to have a private journal and subbed files in one "package" so to speak. :/ I read the whole post from you, and I want to say in advance that I may not be able to comment on every release but I can assure you that I will NEVER break your rules!
I download for my own personal enjoyment, and frankly, hearing and seeing all the people that are so disrespectful to subbers breaks my heart and ... kind of pisses me off, actually. xD
In advance, thank you so much for subbing and sharing. I (and the whole fandom) really appreciate it ♥
Edited January 5th, 2012 17:43 (UTC)

January 5th, 2012 17:38 (UTC)
[identity profile] emodiva.livejournal.com
I'm so glad you have your own community now! I respect you a lot as a subber so I read your whole post and everything! Can't wait to see your work! :D

January 5th, 2012 17:38 (UTC)
[identity profile] xinyilim.livejournal.com
Hello. :)
Congrats on having your own community!
I have read all the rules and promise to abide by them.
I look forward to all your future releases!
Please let me join the community! Thank you! :)

January 5th, 2012 17:38 (UTC)
[identity profile] buttrflykis31.livejournal.com
yay~ im glad you started a comm of your own! ^_^

read everything and the rules are straightforward~ hope you release lots of stuff in the future! ^_^

January 5th, 2012 17:39 (UTC)
[identity profile] buttrflykis31.livejournal.com
oh! and cute banner too, btw~ left that out of my previous comment >_

January 5th, 2012 17:38 (UTC)
[identity profile] mars-anch.livejournal.com
yeah! I glad you open sub coomu and I would like to join your commu
thank you for your hard work ^ ^

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January 5th, 2012 17:38 (UTC)
[identity profile] fasha-chan.livejournal.com

I'm glad there's one Arashi's loving community being created. I've always like your subs. I hope you'll keep on subbing whenever you can. People like me always rely on people like you to enjoy more Arashi's stuff.

Anyway, i've read your post and i hereby promised to follow all the rules that had been mentioned above. I'll be leaving thank you note everytime i took any of your releases as my token of appreciation. I know it's not much, but a simple thank you usually lighten ppl's heart.

I hope i can be a part of this community and looking forward to a peaceful stay at the community. Thanks in advance for all your hard work. I truly appreciates all of your efforts!

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