[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 12:14 (UTC)
[identity profile] reza-danish.livejournal.com
Congratulations for the new community (^__^)
Can I join this community?
I promise to follow all the rules^^

Thank you so much~

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January 6th, 2012 12:14 (UTC)
[identity profile] tilila07.livejournal.com
Hello there!!

I would like to join your community!!I am happy that you had oppened the membership. I've read the post and promise to abide by all your rules.

Thanks for your hard work!!

January 6th, 2012 12:16 (UTC)
[identity profile] michellej08.livejournal.com
Congrats on creating your community. xD

Read the whole post! And i promise to follow your rules!


January 6th, 2012 12:17 (UTC)
[identity profile] juninodaisuki.livejournal.com
so nice of you to finally decided on opening up this community! it'd be great if i can join too! i read the post and promise to abide the rules. XD

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January 6th, 2012 12:22 (UTC)
[identity profile] tuckinsky.livejournal.com
HI my name is TK from Thailand ^^

I've read the rules and I promise that I'll follow your rules!!

thank you m(_ _)m

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January 6th, 2012 12:24 (UTC)
[identity profile] sao7.livejournal.com
Hi~ I would like to join your community. I've read all your rules and will most definitely follow them! Arashi is great and I like all of them but have to say that Ohno is the most ichiban xD
Thank you in advance ^^

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January 6th, 2012 12:31 (UTC)
[identity profile] kinjiro9.livejournal.com
(0423 hours) i was getting ready to lie down and big realization.. i forgot to write on the membership post after i visited and commented on your self-intro post *tsk* i have read the rules, ms.emkay. and i can assure you that i have every intention of following them, to the letter. it is a way of showing my appreciation and gratitude to every fansubber out there. i can only imagine all the hard work that goes through in translating, subbing, encoding etc. videos. and for you to do it without asking for anything in return except to follow a few simple rules, you have my respect forever. if you'd permit me to join your community (i can tell it's gonna be a big one given all the comments you already have here after only 24 hours), i'd be most delighted. thank you so much and again, all the best to you!
Edited January 6th, 2012 12:32 (UTC)

January 6th, 2012 12:32 (UTC)
[identity profile] angy85.livejournal.com
Dear Emkay!

I'm glad that you decide to open a new community!^_^

I love your baystorm and recomen trans!♥

I promise to follow all the rules!

Thanks in advance!!:)))

January 6th, 2012 12:37 (UTC)
[identity profile] kimichichan.livejournal.com
I've read the whole post carefully and I promise to follow the rules :D
hope you'll let me join your new community ^^
thank you :)

January 6th, 2012 12:39 (UTC)
[identity profile] alice-cullen21.livejournal.com
yatta~ new comm~! :3

I've read all the rules and promise to follow it :D
pls let me join >_<

thank you so much~!

January 6th, 2012 12:39 (UTC)
[identity profile] midorilover.livejournal.com
i would like to join your community...i promise to follow all your rules...
may i join????

January 6th, 2012 12:40 (UTC)
[identity profile] oren-nero.livejournal.com
i would like to join..
promise to follow all the rules
thanks in advance ;))

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January 6th, 2012 12:41 (UTC)
[identity profile] lilischka.livejournal.com
Of course I promise to follow your rules! Thank you so much for your hard work and effort and good luck with your new community!

Please let me join? <3

January 6th, 2012 12:42 (UTC)
[identity profile] dziaga.livejournal.com
Hello, I read the rules and I promise I will follow it :)
I really love Arashi, so I was so happy seeing your community :)
Can I join? :)

January 6th, 2012 12:42 (UTC)
[identity profile] filia-bona.livejournal.com
Hi^^ I've read the rules and promise to follow them^^
If it's posible i'd like to be a member of your community**

January 6th, 2012 12:45 (UTC)
[identity profile] jade-lil.livejournal.com
ah finally :D thank you for all the subs. please know that I always look forward to your every releases and I'm so glad that you have decided to put up your own community :D

I've read all the rules and being one of the many Arashi fans out there, I can assure you that I'm 'old' enough in the fandom to know what and what shouldn't be done XD

thank you, thank you very much for all your hard work. I wish to be part of this community as well.

Happy New Year and good luck XD

January 6th, 2012 12:45 (UTC)
[identity profile] chizu26.livejournal.com
Hello! I would like to join the community. I promise to follow all your rules. anything downloaded will be strictly for my own personal usage! Thanks for your hard work!
pleases accept me! thanks in advance!

January 6th, 2012 12:45 (UTC)
[identity profile] nac369.livejournal.com
I am french and wish to join your community. I really like Arashi tv shows,they are really funny and they seem to have a good team work.
I promise to abide all your rules : i will never redistribute your subs in any way and I won't use your translations. I will respect every one in this community and will respect your work as well.I 'll try to comment once in a while too.
Please let me join.
Thank you for your hard work!

January 6th, 2012 12:47 (UTC)
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[identity profile] m1u-12.livejournal.com
okay this one was quite long to read ^^;
but i've managed to read them all.
anyway thank you for making this comm and of course thank you for subbing arashi's videos :D
i would like to join this interesting comm.. so may i? :P
btw i like the banner <3
thanks in advance dear :)

January 6th, 2012 12:48 (UTC)
[identity profile] iloveohmiya.livejournal.com
Helloooo~ :)

I read the whole post and I was quite amazed that you are still doing these things for the fandom though you work full-time. Sugoooooii! :D And yes, I promise to follow all the rules stated here. Hope to have chance to talk to you more. :)) Thank you~

January 6th, 2012 12:52 (UTC)
[identity profile] allelick.livejournal.com

I promise to abide by the rules, I only download for myself so I can spazz about our awesome boys (and maybe slightly more about Nino) xD

Thank you for sharing!

January 6th, 2012 12:53 (UTC)
[identity profile] jadoo-chan.livejournal.com
Hello !! I just found your community and I would like to join please !! ^^

You seem to really take to heart all that community and fansub thing...I'm looking forward to watch your work !! Promising if I may say...;D GANBATTE NEE !!

Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu !!

Oh, almost forgot: I promise to follow the rules and respect your work...*bow* (^ω^)

January 6th, 2012 12:54 (UTC)
[identity profile] ayiz.livejournal.com
hi there~

I would like to join this comm. i hereby acknowledge that I have read and understand this post. I promise to follow all the rules stated.

hope u can accept me. thank u in advance~ ;)

January 6th, 2012 12:55 (UTC)
[identity profile] ansuhzol-117.livejournal.com
i hope u will allow me to join this comm.i promise to follow all the rules.
thank u ^^

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January 6th, 2012 13:01 (UTC)
[identity profile] pious2712.livejournal.com
hi...i'm so happy that you decided to make a community for your subs..there were some of your released that i miss to download before...thank you so much for your kindness...as per promise i made in other communities, same goes here...i will always abide to all rules...good luck in future projects! i dun have preferences on shows...as long as it's arashi, i'm totally fine with it especially nino related;) thank you again and yoroshiku onegaishimasu...;)