[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 07:07 (UTC)
[identity profile] sanqyurian.livejournal.com
Congratulation for your community~~yay!!
I promise I will follow the rules :)
Good luck and thank you for your hard work :)

January 6th, 2012 07:08 (UTC)
[identity profile] lily4nikolai.livejournal.com
Aww Emkay I'm so happy for you ;___; I feel like I'm watching my baby girl grow up and expanding her work *HUGS* anyway I will always respect your work and will obey your rules. I know what these videos mean for you and I just hope people won't take advantage of your kindness. I hope you can accept me~ :3

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January 6th, 2012 07:09 (UTC)
[identity profile] belcap.livejournal.com
Hi hi :)

I have read your post and I promise to abide by your rules! Thank you so much for all your work!

January 6th, 2012 07:11 (UTC)
[identity profile] debrogliewave.livejournal.com
Hi there! I've read the post and would like to join. :) I've been following your translations for some time now and am super excited to see that you've created a community!

January 6th, 2012 07:15 (UTC)
[identity profile] keiko-artemis.livejournal.com
hi would really like to be a member of your community...I won't do anything to piss you off, I'll definitely follow the rules stated or not^^

by the way your header is really nice..although Aiba's head is cut out, still I like it

January 6th, 2012 07:22 (UTC)
[identity profile] kurojo.livejournal.com
hello hello

") i would like to join
promise to abide all the rules would never do anything to harm this precious fandom!

January 6th, 2012 07:24 (UTC)
[identity profile] swelteringlove.livejournal.com
I'm glad you created a community for your releases! I missed some of your works since you locked them up after a time frame~

I've read this post and I'll definitely respect your rules! (:

Would love to join and thank you! :D

January 6th, 2012 07:31 (UTC)
[identity profile] arndulia.livejournal.com
hi there:)
I would really like to join your community. hope you'll accept me and thanks for all your hard work subbing stuff:)
p.s love your header<3

January 6th, 2012 07:32 (UTC)
[identity profile] arndulia.livejournal.com
oh and i promise to abide by all the rules stated.
thank you:)

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January 6th, 2012 07:36 (UTC)
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[identity profile] akarui78.livejournal.com
hi! :) i would like to be part of this community and i promise that i will follow your rules and will only use your subbed videos for my personal viewing only.

I'm a proud arashi fan! :) they inspire us in our daily life. They are so funny yet they are able to show us also their serious side. And i believe that all of us agree that we really love their friendship and camaraderie within the group ^_^

Thanks in advance! :D

January 6th, 2012 07:45 (UTC)
[identity profile] livinbyfaith01.livejournal.com
Hiya!! I read your rules and this post and I would love to join!! I'm glad you created this community. I always enjoy subbed videos of the loveable 5...and I hope to see some of yours. Thanks again for subbing.

January 6th, 2012 07:49 (UTC)
[identity profile] elfiepike.livejournal.com
hello! :D how lovely to see a comm where the application isn't "write me a five paragraph essay about the flaws of arashi." XD i agree to abide by your very sensible and common rules, and i'll try to not leech!


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January 6th, 2012 07:50 (UTC)
[identity profile] luvmimialia.livejournal.com
800++ comments in less than 1 day!!! wow!!!
and I never thought you work as a translator!!! another wow!!!
plus, your header looks so cute cute!!! just died looking at the princess XD
okay, back to main content...
I've read the whole post and I understand and I promise to obey all the rules stated...
thanks a lot for all the hard work!!!
and looking forward to all your work including the translations!! oh how do I miss those Baystorm and Recomen translations♥~

January 6th, 2012 07:56 (UTC)
[identity profile] nishiki1027.livejournal.com
I've been a fan of fansubbers and I like to join them all....

I have great respect with all of you guys and I've read and will follow all your rules by heart...

Hope to join your community soon... thanks...

January 6th, 2012 07:59 (UTC)
[identity profile] aoisoranohikari.livejournal.com
Hello.. XDD My name is Kiza.. I promise that I won't break the rules.. So let me join, please.. Thank you for your hardwork.. XDDD

January 6th, 2012 07:59 (UTC)
[identity profile] blood-opal.livejournal.com
Hey! I've enjoyed your subs for a long time on your LJ so I hope I can keep enjoying them in this comm. I've read the rules and I'll definitely comply so please add me!

January 6th, 2012 08:06 (UTC)
[identity profile] afrit-marid.livejournal.com
hello there! i've been downloading some of your subs before and it's great that you've decided to open a comm. Hope you'll let me join and yes, i'm a good fan and will never break any of your rules. ♥


January 6th, 2012 08:07 (UTC)
[identity profile] lifestyle567.livejournal.com
hii there...^^
i'm looking 4ward for this... hoping to join ur community...
i promise to follow all the rules...
yoroshiku onegaishimasu..=))

January 6th, 2012 08:09 (UTC)
[identity profile] bbsaw.livejournal.com
Hello...I'm Victoria and I haven't been in the Arashi fandom for long. I'm so glad to see that there are more Arashi comms in this new year. I really appreciate subs as I don't understand Japanese and I would definitely respect the comm and your rules. You are probably one of the first that I've read a post and thoroughly enjoyed reading it as it was fresh and not mundane. Looking forward to more of your work if I get accepted. Thank you very much.

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January 6th, 2012 08:11 (UTC)
[identity profile] keithfan-sra.livejournal.com
My name is Stephanie, and I would like to join your community please?
I have read all your rules and will follow them.
Thank you!

January 6th, 2012 08:12 (UTC)
[identity profile] kurisutarudesu.livejournal.com
Hello! Í would like to join this community, and I've read the post and promise to abide by the rules. Thank you. :D

January 6th, 2012 08:23 (UTC)
[identity profile] mystika387.livejournal.com
Yeah! Yeah! loll~ I've read this, and am clicking the join button! <3

January 6th, 2012 08:27 (UTC)
[identity profile] newsv6.livejournal.com
Hi! I'm Leng from Thailand.
Good to see another Arashi subbed files community. ^^

I've read all your rules and I'll follow them.

Nice to meet you.

January 6th, 2012 08:30 (UTC)
[identity profile] nya88-red.livejournal.com
Hi, read the whole post and gonna obey all the rules stated.. Also read your intro: 1) arashi fandom for 15 years??? cool ^^ thumbs up ^^ I just know them in 2007 and follow them in 2008 (so late T-T) 2) a full-time translator/interpreter and music nerd??? i'm like @-@ wow, more thumbs up ^^ 3) from purple to yellow? hmmm... almost the same as I do, at first I'm purple girl, but now I'm wondering whether I already become red girl =P
so, yoroshiku ^^

January 6th, 2012 08:33 (UTC)
[identity profile] harusame30.livejournal.com
Hello there! I'm Alessia and I would like to join this communitity (btw, congrats! ;)
Anyway, I read your rules and I promise to abide them.
I appreciate your hard work!
Keep spreading our Arashian Love.. <3
Thank you so much

January 6th, 2012 08:48 (UTC)
[identity profile] matsujuns-gurl.livejournal.com
hi~ i love it when a new comm gets going this look exciting^^

i promise to follow the rules and be better at commenting<3

thank you for thinking about us non japanese understanding people who love arashi, you are the best