[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 16:13 (UTC)
[identity profile] huey-tsai.livejournal.com
Hi! I would like to join your community!

I promise to abide by all your rules and use the downloaded videos for my personal use only. :) I will not re-translate and share your files anywhere at all!

Thank youuuu~ :D

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[identity profile] huey-tsai.livejournal.com - February 3rd, 2012 16:39 (UTC) - Expand

January 6th, 2012 16:16 (UTC)
[identity profile] lipskazye.livejournal.com

So glad that you decided to open a community cos I really love your subs and translations! :) *waves frantically* I'm a Neen ichibaner tooooo! (Sho is my closet ichiban *coughs*)

I'd like to join your community and I've read this whole post and I promise I will not repost or upload your subbed files anywhere, sell it or reencode them. I will only download them for my own entertainment :D I also promise not to retranslate your translations into any other language or use them.

*off to click the join button now* XDDDDDD

January 6th, 2012 16:22 (UTC)
[identity profile] snoew.livejournal.com
<3 oh yayyyyy.

January 6th, 2012 16:23 (UTC)
[identity profile] animelenie.livejournal.com

fellow arashi-fan here... hopefully you can let me join your new com.

i've read the rules and will most definitely obey them.

thanks in advance

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January 6th, 2012 16:32 (UTC)
[identity profile] lanysakurai.livejournal.com
Hi!! Can I join your community?
I promise to follow all the rules, as I always do.
Thank you for your work,
I'll be waiting for your answer...

January 6th, 2012 16:34 (UTC)
[identity profile] winnietime.livejournal.com

i'd like to join this community!
I will follow the rules.
Just want to enjoy Arashi's show !


January 6th, 2012 16:42 (UTC)
[identity profile] arashiamnos.livejournal.com
Hi! I'm Danu ^.^
I'd like to join to your comm! Promise to follow your rules =)
Thank you for the hard work! n.n

joiningg :)

January 6th, 2012 16:57 (UTC)
[identity profile] ciripong.livejournal.com
read all the posttt
i promise to follow all the ruless
thank you for the hardworkkk :)

January 6th, 2012 16:57 (UTC)
[identity profile] fiffyteukie.livejournal.com

I've read and promise to abide all the rules~~
Thank you for sharing the arashian L<3ve~~~

January 6th, 2012 17:02 (UTC)
[identity profile] warawan.livejournal.com

It's Amy here. I would really love to be part of this community. Will follow the rules.

Thanks for your hard work dear!

January 6th, 2012 17:11 (UTC)
[identity profile] xxramencupxx.livejournal.com
So, you've finally opened your own community? :) That's so great because I love your work with stormy (I saw your lj name there first :P) and somehow I didn't want to pester you at your personal lj XD.

I'd love to join your new community and I promise that I will follow your rules :).

Btw, are those 5 figures supposed to be Arashi? XD Jun (if he's Jun :P) as a princess is hilarous ^^

January 6th, 2012 17:12 (UTC)
[identity profile] hinoirimj.livejournal.com
I'd love to join the community!
I promise to abide by the rules and I also promise I read the post! so I hope you accept me!=D

PS: love the header and the "Put yo hands up! Yeah! Yeah!" ^^

January 6th, 2012 17:14 (UTC)
[identity profile] genkitelch.livejournal.com
Congrats on the new comm! i've read above, and i promise to abide by the rules. :)

thanks for being so generous about sharing stuff. ^^
Image (http://s122.photobucket.com/albums/o277/fgshimmer/Ninomiya%20Kazunari/?action=view&current=vlcsnap-2094248.png)

p.s - sorry i clicked on "join" first before being able to post a comment m(_ _)m

January 6th, 2012 17:15 (UTC)
[identity profile] ingoblue.livejournal.com
I've read the rules and will follow them all!
Thanks for all your hard work.

January 6th, 2012 17:17 (UTC)
[identity profile] jellibabies.livejournal.com
hi.. i've read the rules and committed them to memory!

thanks for setting up this community and opening up your subs to all of us. all the best for 2012! looking forward to your releases. :D

January 6th, 2012 17:18 (UTC)
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[personal profile] viereedom
Thanks for making this community.. May I join?
I will definitely follow all the rules... ^^

January 6th, 2012 17:19 (UTC)
[identity profile] gerryy.livejournal.com
hi! :D I have read the above (your efforts and thoughts thankyou so much, i really read it) and promise to abide to the rules mentioned and respect your hardwork! :DDD thank you once again for subbing :D

January 6th, 2012 17:19 (UTC)
[identity profile] ichigoluvmiruku.livejournal.com
HELLO~~ I've read the post and I promise not to share your work elsewhere and that they would only be for my personal enjoyment. :D Friendly MOD! XD Please let me join. Thank you very much!! ^^

January 6th, 2012 17:27 (UTC)
[identity profile] blossoms04.livejournal.com
Yeheey! A new community!!! thank in advance for this! Looking forward for your new releases!

I've read the whole post and I promise to abide in all your rules!

Thank you and Gambatte! :)

January 6th, 2012 17:32 (UTC)
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[identity profile] mojojowan.livejournal.com
hi! :)

i'm joanne from philippines :)

i promise to follow and obey your rules and regulations :)

i hope i can join here~ ^_^

thanks in advance :D

January 6th, 2012 17:41 (UTC)
[identity profile] vesnamichelle.livejournal.com
I appreciate every subber out there that get us closer to our boys! I read the rules and i will follow them and basically use the released material for my own viewing pleasure. Thank you for your hard work.

January 6th, 2012 17:44 (UTC)
[identity profile] kazuohmiya.livejournal.com
I work full-time too ^_^
and want to join this community
I read and follow all your rule
thank you ...
do your best :)

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January 6th, 2012 17:46 (UTC)
[identity profile] chiyame24.livejournal.com
I would really like to join your community! :D

I've read the rules and promise to abide by them all! I'll also try and comment as often as i can! Hehe ^_^

I'm always happy to see new Arashi comms in the fandom so i wish you luck with it! Hopefully it will become a sparkly, rainbow-filled place like you want!! ^^

January 6th, 2012 17:48 (UTC)
[identity profile] ailamarie.livejournal.com
Thank you for making this community and I would love to be part of this.
Ive read everything, I promise to follow your rules XDD

January 6th, 2012 17:54 (UTC)
[identity profile] checeri.livejournal.com
wow. I like to join your community, love your works, :D
btw, finish reading and I promise to follow all your rules,.. :))

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