[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 13:59 (UTC)
[identity profile] ciktikak.livejournal.com
Hi, weeee, its a new community, I've read all the rules regarding the subbed files, the translation and the community. I promise to abide by t he rules and please add me back ^^ Thanks

January 6th, 2012 14:02 (UTC)
[identity profile] moimoikurabu.livejournal.com
I've read the post and I promise to follow your rules :) I hope you'll let me join the comm. :)

January 6th, 2012 14:11 (UTC)
[identity profile] pookapui.livejournal.com
็้put my hands up! yeah! yeah! XD
I do read all content that you post and promise to follow them strictly
Thank you for your work hard subbing all those files about ARASHI ^^

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

Read the whole post and with regards to the rules of the comm, I will abide by it, heart and soul (:



January 6th, 2012 14:12 (UTC)
[identity profile] midshadow.livejournal.com
Hi there! I think I've spazzed just about enough in your introductory post, so here I am hopping over to join. :D

Again, I've read through this post and will follow the rules and comment whenever I'm coherent enough lol. Thanks so much for subbing and spreading the "rainbowy" arashi love to us. <3

Oh and one more thing, sorry for the uneccessary rambling, here and in your intro post!

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January 6th, 2012 14:17 (UTC)
[identity profile] fly-out.livejournal.com
Hello!! I would love to join this community to enjoy your work. I've read the rules and promise to follow them!! By the way, thats a nice header! <3 And Of course I will comment now and then.
Thank you for work and for sharing it with us :)

January 6th, 2012 14:24 (UTC)
[identity profile] xjlwi.livejournal.com
yeah! yeah! put your hands up! awesome~ haha.
i've read your rules. i'm promising here to protect your hard work!and i am really thankful that you are opening a community.
i shall not repost and violate all your sub videos.
have an awesome arashi day!
P/s: you have a super hilarious intro~ and i shall give ya a round of cracks! XDD

January 6th, 2012 14:27 (UTC)
[identity profile] xx-brinaa.livejournal.com
Hii! I've read the rules and solemnly promise that I will abide by them! Hope that I'll be able to join the comm. Thanks for all the efforts in subbing! :DD

January 6th, 2012 14:34 (UTC)
[identity profile] umaichan.livejournal.com
Hi there~
I'd like to join ur comm^^
To be honest, I almost miss ur 48h and just had the chances to read ur lyric trans only:( I work full-time too so i really appreciate ur effort to sub~
will follow the rules by all means!!
Yoroshiku ne^^

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January 6th, 2012 14:35 (UTC)
[identity profile] rosemaine.livejournal.com
Hi! I've read the whole post! and as usual I will follow all your rules :)

I will always comment on your stuffs whenever I take them :D thank you!

January 6th, 2012 14:35 (UTC)
[identity profile] no-v11.livejournal.com
Hi! I'd like to join your community! I promise to follow all of your rules!
Thank you very much! :)

January 6th, 2012 14:39 (UTC)
[identity profile] farwalah.livejournal.com
Hi there,

I've read the rules and promise to adhere to it... Thank you so much for your hardwork.

January 6th, 2012 14:40 (UTC)
[identity profile] flange5.livejournal.com
Hey there!

I'm hoping you'll let me join your community ^_^v i've read your rules in this post, and understand them. I will not share, redistribute, or in any other way abuse your files or your trust :) I'm looking forward to even more ridiculous cracktastic Arashi<3

January 6th, 2012 14:45 (UTC)
[identity profile] tsuki78.livejournal.com
Hello, glad that you open the community =)

Read the whole post... I promise i will follow the rules and comment now and then :)

Thanks in advance

January 6th, 2012 14:47 (UTC)
[identity profile] moreliana.livejournal.com
hi i read the entire post and promise to follow all the rules to the fullest. i hope i can be accepted :)

January 6th, 2012 14:48 (UTC)
[identity profile] angelasyp.livejournal.com
Hi Hi... Hope to join your community. And yes, I promise to abide to all your rules.

And thanks so much for creating this and sharing your subbed videos.. ^o^

Have a great day.. ^o^

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January 6th, 2012 14:54 (UTC)
[identity profile] me-myself-mine.livejournal.com
read it..simple rules..:) easy arashians! just follow the rules..

January 6th, 2012 14:58 (UTC)
[identity profile] esther-ting.livejournal.com
Hi!! I am Esther! I have read the rules of your community and will definitely abide by them. =) Thanks for the effort you put into subbing the videos and sharing them with us! Hope you will add me to your community. =)

January 6th, 2012 15:00 (UTC)
[identity profile] lillifee1989.livejournal.com
Hi! *wave*
I'm happy that you are going to have a community now for your files. Can't wait to watch them!!!
I have read the whole post and I promise to follow all of your rules!!

January 6th, 2012 15:03 (UTC)
[identity profile] evakithy.livejournal.com
hello there.. thanks for open the membership of this community! I like arashi since 2008 and I really want to watch their show in english subs. that's why I want to join this community. I promise I will obey all of you rules and do not harm this community. I will respect other member and your work. I hope you can accept me... thank you :)

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January 6th, 2012 15:05 (UTC)
[identity profile] edifiel.livejournal.com
Hi, i read your post & i was touched by it... I think i've seen your subs or your name pop up from time to time so i'm glad u have your own community now! and u're so right about newer fans (like me) who joined LJ later and would have missed out on the earlier releases... I'm still catching up since last yr!!

And I also promise I'll definitely keep to the rules - I won't repost/share/re-translate/re-upload/sell, etc any of your works.

Thank you in advance! <33

January 6th, 2012 15:08 (UTC)
[identity profile] grizzly45.livejournal.com
hi i'm jane. i would like to join this community.
i promise to abide all your rules ^^

January 6th, 2012 15:10 (UTC)
[identity profile] snow1305.livejournal.com
Yay!!! New community about Arashi ^o^ I'm so happy <3
I'm Snow and my ichiban is MatsuJun XD
I promise to follow your rule so plz add me back!
Thanks :*

January 6th, 2012 15:13 (UTC)
[identity profile] letskilljoy.livejournal.com
heyyy i would love to join the comm. i promise not to redistribute or reupload the files online or retranslate the subs. the files downloaded are solely for my
own private viewing. thankew! and thank you to you too for subbing! :D

January 6th, 2012 15:14 (UTC)
[identity profile] laminphyuphyu.livejournal.com
Thank you very much for the new subbing community.
I will follow your rules - no uploading, no selling, no reposting, no retranslation to your works.
Good luck to you.