[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 13:05 (UTC)
[identity profile] freezekiss.livejournal.com
new community!! XD i promise wont break the rules XD, can you let me join? i'm a big fan of arashi
thanks.. X)

January 6th, 2012 13:11 (UTC)
[identity profile] sanji4.livejournal.com
I would like to join your community :)
I promise to follow the rules!
Thank you for your hard work :D

January 6th, 2012 13:12 (UTC)
[identity profile] kiki-junnino89.livejournal.com
Hello there! First of all would like to thank you very much for opening an awesome community to share subbed videos of Arashi which brings much needed joy and happiness to every fangirl. XD
I've read your entire post and I promise to strictly adhere to all of the community's rules and regulations. I will also respect every member that is in this community.
Thanking you in advance! XD

January 6th, 2012 13:14 (UTC)
[identity profile] bamsihan.livejournal.com
Hi!! My name is Bamboo!

First, nice to meet you as I am really glad that you create this community!!

I already read all your rules and I promise you follow all of them - just see Arashi to enjoy them!!!

Could I join your community???

Thank you so much in advance!!

January 6th, 2012 13:14 (UTC)
[identity profile] cherry1989.livejournal.com
Hello, I just stumbled on this community and as hopeless Arashi addict I can't pass this opportunity :D I would like to join your community :)

I read the introduction post and I fully commit myself to your rules :) I don't want to lose good subbers to the hands of law violation officers ;) So I will only use these files for my own viewing pleasure.

I am usually dropping at least a thank you note if I download anything but otherwise I have to admit I'm pretty poor commenter. But I will comment every now and then anyhow :) I can't make gifs yet but when I can, beware of the possible spam XD

Happy New Year 2012 and I hope I can join :)

January 6th, 2012 13:16 (UTC)
[identity profile] addictus-96.livejournal.com
weee~ another community ♥
may i also join here?
i've joined countless Arashi fandom communities in LJ and i've never done any breach to any and all of the rules.
please accept me, i'm clicking join right now!!!! xD

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[identity profile] addictus-96.livejournal.com - February 3rd, 2012 22:05 (UTC) - Expand

January 6th, 2012 13:18 (UTC)
[identity profile] slurpy175.livejournal.com
awesome~ wanna join this comm :)

January 6th, 2012 13:19 (UTC)
[identity profile] iris48.livejournal.com
Hi! I've read the whole post, and promise to follow you rules!

Hope I can join the community! :D :3

January 6th, 2012 13:25 (UTC)
[identity profile] altairi.livejournal.com
I read all the rules and promise to follow them, so please, can I join?

January 6th, 2012 13:25 (UTC)
[identity profile] nhim-vincent.livejournal.com
Hello~ Thank you for opening this community. I've already read and promise to follow the rules

January 6th, 2012 13:27 (UTC)
[identity profile] moviefreak19901.livejournal.com
I would like to join ths community and i promise to follow the rules!

Thank you for your hard work ^^

January 6th, 2012 13:28 (UTC)
[identity profile] pizzarolls46.livejournal.com
Awww, I'm glad you decided to start a community and share your subs with even more people :)
And flailing in comments is wonderful haha XD I also think it's nice to be able to get to know the people who are helping us fans who do not know Japanese to be able to understand all these shows :)

And of course, I promise to follow all your rules!

January 6th, 2012 13:31 (UTC)
[identity profile] malz0207.livejournal.com
Ohh!!thank you so much for opening this community.i know you've been subbing arashi's programmes since long time ago & i glad that you're willing to share with us..Long live fansubbers!!!I'll promise to abide all your rules & i really really love to join yr community..thanks again!!

January 6th, 2012 13:32 (UTC)
[identity profile] serizawa-24.livejournal.com
Hi..greetings from Malaysia..I'm one of Arashi big fans and i enjoy your previous work,its really helpful to those Arashians who not really understand Japanese..Therefore i would like to join this community and i promise that i will abide all the rules stated as a sign that i'm a good member in this community ^_^ yoroshiku ne~~

January 6th, 2012 13:34 (UTC)
[identity profile] noveshia.livejournal.com
*put both hands up* YEAH!
I may heard of you or come across you a few times...
But I'll definitely be looking forward to this community!
Count me in!!
I promise to abide by the rules you state above - not uploading onto streaming sites, reposting/selling externally and re-encoding or claim them as my own... Because I respect all hard work shared anywhere by anyone.
So... Yurushiku Onegaishimasu!

January 6th, 2012 13:34 (UTC)
[identity profile] rurikonialenora.livejournal.com
Hello...I am Ain from Malaysia..I have read the whole part and I would also like to join your community..I promise to follow all the rules and thank you in advance for your hardwork for subbing all the videos..Really appreciates it..^^v
Edited January 6th, 2012 13:35 (UTC)

January 6th, 2012 13:36 (UTC)
[identity profile] overtaxmon.livejournal.com
hi,i would like to join your community.i promise to follow your rules.please accept me.thank you!!!

January 6th, 2012 13:39 (UTC)
[identity profile] tabascoyummo.livejournal.com
hi, i would like to join this community~
yorohikuuu ^^

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January 6th, 2012 13:41 (UTC)
[identity profile] fadzamnos.livejournal.com
hi..i promise to follow all your rules...just..cant bear to see all the arashi stuff with subbed. and of course i appreciate all your subbed vids..since i just respect all your hard work to sub for us, arashian.


January 6th, 2012 13:44 (UTC)
[identity profile] nakira2seita.livejournal.com
I have read all the rules and I will follow every rules here!!

Please accept me♥

January 6th, 2012 13:50 (UTC)
[identity profile] turtlepark.livejournal.com
hello, I'm Nae may i join your community please? I have read the rules and I promise to abide it, I'll use it for my own personal use, thank you!

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[identity profile] turtlepark.livejournal.com - February 12th, 2012 07:57 (UTC) - Expand

January 6th, 2012 13:51 (UTC)
[identity profile] oba-chama.livejournal.com
Hello~~ congratulations on the new comm.!

I would love to join the community. I've read the rules and I promise to follow them all^^

thank you for the hardwork~♥

Yo Yo

January 6th, 2012 13:53 (UTC)
[identity profile] bluehaert.livejournal.com
I have read every single word in that post! Please let me join the community! and thank for the subbed videos!

January 6th, 2012 13:55 (UTC)
[identity profile] tenyou13.livejournal.com
You're opening a community ! *smiles gladly*

Anyways, hi, I'm Jennifer. Have read the rules and will abide by them :)

I can see why you say you can get chatty. Reading your post is like talking to an extrovert :)))

Looking forward to your subs :) *joining*


January 6th, 2012 13:58 (UTC)
[identity profile] curlz87.livejournal.com
i swear that i'll obey all your rules!
i'm also a subber (under diferent lj account) so i understand everything ^^
thank u~