[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 04:04 (UTC)
[identity profile] takoyaki-ball.livejournal.com
Hey!~ I've read the rules, will abide to them and wish to join this community =) (thanks).
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January 6th, 2012 04:05 (UTC)
[identity profile] shawesome.livejournal.com
Hi! I'd love to join your comm :) I promise to follow all the rules.


January 6th, 2012 04:11 (UTC)
[identity profile] banjinojoshin.livejournal.com
YAY! I was so happy when I saw that you had made a community~~

Well, I read through your rules, and I promise to follow all of them. (I also read your 'about me' post, 'cuz I'm newsy >< Your bias seriously changed after 10 years?? O_O I can't help wondering if that'll happen to me....) I'll also throw a thanks your way when I take a vid. Buuuut sometimes I might get too excited and forget. -___-

January 6th, 2012 04:12 (UTC)
[identity profile] akirahajime.livejournal.com
Hello, glad that you open the community~
I have read the whole post and I promise to abide the rules, hope I can join the community.
Thanks in advance

January 6th, 2012 04:12 (UTC)
[identity profile] csaca.livejournal.com
Fuh wow, there's lots of comment here in no time, Arashi fandom saikou~ And poor you, maybe that two weeks most will be really two weeks :DDD

I read the rules, and completely agree with them, we should protect your work together, because you work for us.

Please let me join~
Just because you asked for it XD

January 6th, 2012 04:13 (UTC)
[identity profile] aya-mcdonald.livejournal.com

I'm usually okay with raws, but there are times that I am too lazy or tired to want to think about what they are saying (I am not quite fluent yet) and I appreciate having subtitles to read.

Thank you so much for this community and providing these for everyone.

*salutes* I will indeed follow the rules!

(And in my appreciation, here's this:)
Image (http://photobucket.com)

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[identity profile] aya-mcdonald.livejournal.com - January 27th, 2012 16:05 (UTC) - Expand

January 6th, 2012 04:13 (UTC)
[identity profile] pinkmap.livejournal.com
First of all, thx for subbing Arashi vids and sharing them with all of the fans.

Read the whole post, and promise i will follow the rules^^

I'll click the join button, and please accept me to the membership.

Yoroshiku *bow*

January 6th, 2012 04:14 (UTC)
[identity profile] tooweesha.livejournal.com
I'd love to join your community! I read all the rules and I promise to follow them! <3


January 6th, 2012 04:15 (UTC)
[identity profile] shuuyushuu.livejournal.com
i promise to follow the rules.

YAY!!!! a new community, i look forward to see your work....
YAY!!!! \(^-^)/ i cant wait!!!

January 6th, 2012 04:20 (UTC)
[identity profile] adabellaaberlin.livejournal.com
Hi :) I'd love to join! I'll follow the rules I promise :D It's always a great day when I hear about a new comm. You just made my day!

January 6th, 2012 04:21 (UTC)
[identity profile] daone-shh.livejournal.com
Hi, dropping by to say that I have read your post.
It's awesome that you are opening up this community because i've seen some of your subbed videos in the past and i though you'd stopped subbing. Looks like you've tremendous demand for the community so far :p

Please add me! Thank you!

January 6th, 2012 04:22 (UTC)
[identity profile] rsk110.livejournal.com
^0^ Hi there.
I would like to join your community, hope that's okay. ^^
I've read the rules and the whole post, actually, and I promise not to take your work and use it in any way. I'll just store them for my personal viewing. ^^
I'll wait patiently. I work full time too, so I understand perfectly what it takes to balance time between life and fangirling. ^^ Looking forward to your subs. ^^

January 6th, 2012 04:24 (UTC)
[identity profile] cl3f41ry.livejournal.com
Hi, can I join the community?

I promise to follow your rules. ^v^

Thank you.

January 6th, 2012 04:27 (UTC)
[identity profile] amarylliszai.livejournal.com
Thank you for sharing your subs with the fans. I've read the contents and promises to follow. Thank you.

January 6th, 2012 04:30 (UTC)
[identity profile] shouri-yumi.livejournal.com
*Hands up* I want to join! XDD

Hope you still remember me :) I will dèinitely follow the rules in this community.

Thank you for always sharing ^.^

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[identity profile] shouri-yumi.livejournal.com - January 27th, 2012 10:57 (UTC) - Expand

January 6th, 2012 04:31 (UTC)
[identity profile] iceey5678.livejournal.com
Yeah ! Yeah ! Yeah !
Hi ! ! I'm ice.Really hope to be part of your community^^

I understand everything that your rules and reasons.I don't understand in Japanese so I really thank you for your hard work that make me fun and understand when i enjoy videoes.For me i repect for your work.I promise to not reupload to online streaming sites,not sell subs,not repost links and not retranslate into other languages.All videos download will be home use only!!

Thank you so much for advance.Please let's me to rejoin >00

January 6th, 2012 04:34 (UTC)
[identity profile] matsujunki3.livejournal.com
/puts hands up YEAH YEAH. xD
Anyways! *waves*!! Don't know if you remember, but we were friends on vox. XD
I've read the rules and promise to abide by them of course! :D Hope you accept my membership request!

January 6th, 2012 04:35 (UTC)
[identity profile] yhengkaii.livejournal.com
hi hi! :)
just finishes reading the whole post!
i promise i will definitely gonna follow all
the rules and try to be active in this community

January 6th, 2012 04:38 (UTC)
[identity profile] aoi-dora.livejournal.com
Hi!!congratulation for the new community ^^
may I join??
I've read the rules and I promise to follow it =)
thank you~~~

p.s. I love your layout!!esp.the banner >.< did you make it yourself??

January 6th, 2012 04:40 (UTC)
[identity profile] mikay1371.livejournal.com
Really lloking forward to your future project! Ganbatte!

January 6th, 2012 04:40 (UTC)
[identity profile] kiwietay.livejournal.com
yeah yeah!.. :D finally you got a community ne??.. i enjoyed watching your subbed videos..

i already read the whole post and as an arashian for 4 years, im dare enough to say that i already know the rules.. no uploading, streaming etc, you got my words.. :)

thank you so much for all the hard work.. :D

January 6th, 2012 04:40 (UTC)
[identity profile] minimatcha.livejournal.com
I'd like to join..
I promise to follow all the rules!!! ^O^

January 6th, 2012 04:44 (UTC)
[identity profile] junaddict.livejournal.com
thanks for creating this community!

i promise to follow your rules.

January 6th, 2012 04:45 (UTC)
[identity profile] qonyta.livejournal.com
congratulation for opening the new community :D
i've read all the rules and promise to abide it :D
i usually downloaded your videos before it got locked hehe
thank you for your subbing..me really appreciate it :D
and i already clicked the join button :D
but i dont have any good gifs to share for now :(

thanks ^^^