[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. :)

DISCLAIMER
(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 7th, 2012 08:13 (UTC)
[identity profile] chokingsmoker.livejournal.com
I have read your post and I promise that I will follow your rules.

Thank you for your hard work!

January 7th, 2012 08:38 (UTC)
[identity profile] hurstville.livejournal.com
Hi, I'd like to join your comm please ♥ I've read the contents of this post and promise not to break any rules! Thanks :D

January 7th, 2012 09:02 (UTC)
[identity profile] midoriai.livejournal.com
Hello!
I have read your posts, and will respect the rules you've laid down for your work.
It's wonderful that you're sharing these subs and translations and I'm really looking forward to joining this community :)

January 7th, 2012 09:10 (UTC)
[identity profile] arashinatic.livejournal.com
Hey there!:) i would really love to join the community!:) and yes, i would enjoy anything you will share in this community!:) im not really active with communities, and honestly i join Arashi communities to be updated and to enjoy them too. But im open with online friends.. specially with arashi fans :) hihi. love to talk about them with another fan peeps.. so yeah. and i want to thank you for having an OPEN MEMBERSHIP! i promise to follow the rules, it would be nice to be friends with other arashi fans, if you need help with something, feel free to message me. :) (sorry if i sound too friendly) hihihi. but i guess it was what arashi taught me :) jia! otsukare!

January 7th, 2012 09:11 (UTC)
[identity profile] azraqey.livejournal.com
hi there~!
i love your layout here~! It's so cute~!

And I read the post, it'll be easier for you to archive your work this way.
I promise to abide by all your rules~! ^__^

January 7th, 2012 09:12 (UTC)
[identity profile] bratnudel.livejournal.com
hey :D
i've read your post!
of course i will follow the rules and i'm looking forward to your files :)
yoroshiku <3

EDIT: forgot to add: i LOVE your header! so cute!! >o
Edited January 7th, 2012 09:13 (UTC)

January 7th, 2012 09:14 (UTC)
[identity profile] she746.livejournal.com
Yeah!Yeah!Yeah!*put my hands up*

Congratz for the comm...been waiting for this from your previous post on your personal journal...

Hope you won't mind I'm joining your comm...
I will obey all the rules...

よろしく ^-^

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January 7th, 2012 10:32 (UTC)
[identity profile] hanamiya25.livejournal.com
Hi! I really really want to join this community and I promise that I will respect and follow all of your rules. No distributing and reposting. And thank you for all of your hardwork. looking forward for more arashi videos.

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January 7th, 2012 10:41 (UTC)
[identity profile] nachosnpaprika.livejournal.com
Hi there! I loved reading your introduction post, so I'd like to introduce myself here too (: My name is Ai, I'm from Hong Kong but I'm studying in Japan for now. I'm into Sakuraiba, but NinoAi gets me right here everytime too <3 Thrilled to hear that you love and play the cello too! I'm married to mine XD
I promise that I won't break the rules, because I do love your translations and I hope that you'll keep on subbing forever <3 I'm not all that active on LJ but I do run my own subbing comm over at projectpaprika, and I know for one that it takes a whole lot of love and hard work to sub. Thank you for your work!

January 7th, 2012 10:42 (UTC)
[identity profile] dubujash.livejournal.com
hi! this is jash! yay new community! i just got back from vacation so i'm not sure if i have already commented on this post. so hi! :D it's awesome how you can sub from time to time but now created a community for it! i hope i could sub someday too! haha.. well, thank you in advance for your hardwork! i will follow and respect the rules. arashi saikooooo!

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January 7th, 2012 10:51 (UTC)
[identity profile] labusiam.livejournal.com
Never said this to you, but I was one of those who were waiting for you to create a comm. So, I don't have any doubts to join your comm. :)

I promise to follow any rules you state, including the ones in the future. All of your files are solely for my personal viewing. I won't re-translate yours as well.

Thank you! :)

January 7th, 2012 10:57 (UTC)
[identity profile] peter-pan79.livejournal.com
Domo ^___^
my name is Too
it's really good every time when someone make subbing community. because it's mean there's someone really love Arashi and express it by subbed their clip. ^^
i hope to join your community and i do respect your rules.
i promise i'll not upload ,sell ,repost or translate your subbed to mine.

January 7th, 2012 11:17 (UTC)
[identity profile] berniechan.livejournal.com
Hi!
Thank you for starting a community and for your hard work in subbing videos :D
I promise to abide by the rules :)
Yoroshiku onegaishimasu!~

January 7th, 2012 12:26 (UTC)
[identity profile] fastphee.livejournal.com
Hai!I already read the rules and I promise with all my heart I will not disobey the rules.I'm not a rule-breaker.Hope I can join the comm!thanks in advance =)

January 7th, 2012 12:34 (UTC)
[identity profile] ang-maria.livejournal.com
Hi!
Thanks for opening up a community for the subs.
I promise to follow your rules. Thanks for considering me to join.

January 7th, 2012 13:20 (UTC)
[identity profile] yuirida.livejournal.com
hi! thank you for putting up a community. I would like to join, please accept me. I'm an avid arashi fan for 4 years now, and I really loved staying in the fandom! those years are not enough and I guess i'll be staying for more than a couple of years! I really love arashi and i can't get enough of them!

January 7th, 2012 13:27 (UTC)
[identity profile] mmboez.livejournal.com
hi..first...let me introduce myself
My name is Emma..
Thank you so much for the chance to join your community..
i'm a foreign arashi fans..so i'm really glad to be in your community..

I have read the whole post and rules.. and i promise i will follow the rules and always share my comment now and then

Thank you for subbing all vids and sharing it with us

yorosiku onegaishimasu..

January 7th, 2012 13:31 (UTC)
[identity profile] wy-nike.livejournal.com
PUT YO HANDS UP! YEAH~ YEAH~~~~~

CONGRATULATIONS!
a new community!
and im really, very grateful that you have decided to start one. i've been following your lj for maybe.. 1-2 years? and i am always quite paranoid that i would miss out on a new project that you have subbed when i'm busy and am unable to check lj.
thank u so much!!! XDXD

and nods.
i swear that i will not upload or sell your subs, and will not repost the links or videos. i will definitely not claim your subs as mine because i respect and appreciate the amount of hard work you put it to sub these videos. and i will not reencode the files. i dont think i know how to do that anyway. *giggles noob-ishly* haha!

i hope you'll add me!

thank you and have a great year aheaddddd <3 <3 <3

January 7th, 2012 13:51 (UTC)
[identity profile] akinofujiko.livejournal.com
It's great to see you create a community! Good luck with maintaining it as I know it can be a lot of hard work. :D

I've read all of the above and promise to follow all the rules. Thanks heaps for subbing too!

And wanted to say, your layout is really really cute! :D

January 7th, 2012 13:52 (UTC)
[identity profile] kangpae.livejournal.com
read ur membership post. don't worry.. will abide to the rules.. i'm supposed to watch Arashi shows without subs to improve on my Japanese.. but yeah, lazy.. thanks for subbing!

hallo

January 7th, 2012 14:48 (UTC)
[identity profile] nicehomey.livejournal.com
hallo, i really am interested to join yours... actually, i dont know how to upload or to distribute your work to anywhere. im gonna follow the rules that you made... yoroshiku n_n

January 7th, 2012 15:20 (UTC)
[identity profile] museze.livejournal.com
Congratulations on the community!

I have read through the membership post and declare that I have read and understood all your rules and faithfully promise to abide by them at all times.

Edit: Thank you for your subs & hard work!♥
Edited January 7th, 2012 15:21 (UTC)

January 7th, 2012 15:20 (UTC)
[identity profile] nimita.livejournal.com
Hi

I promise to follow the rules and really appriciate your hard work! I hope I can join *~*

January 7th, 2012 15:21 (UTC)
[identity profile] himitsu05.livejournal.com
Hello~
I would like to join the community :D
I have read the rules, I respect them and I promise to abide :)

Thank you so much for your hard work!

January 7th, 2012 15:22 (UTC)
[identity profile] tanitoluver.livejournal.com
Hi!
I've read the whole post and i hope to be a part of this community :D
congratulations on making your own community. =)