[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 5th, 2012 17:48 (UTC)
[identity profile] diale11.livejournal.com
Hey there! I read your welcome post with all the rules! :)

January 5th, 2012 17:48 (UTC)
[identity profile] racanai.livejournal.com
I've read the content of this post and I promise to follow the rules!
Thank you for all the time and hard work you put into subbing! =)

January 5th, 2012 17:48 (UTC)
[identity profile] roly-poly15.livejournal.com
hello, ^^//
i would like to join this community, and i promise to follow all the rules. i know it is a hard work trying to "feed" us fan the variety show of our idol.hehehe subbing needs a lot of time and work. i appreciate what you do here,and i won't do anything that might ruin this. ;)
hope you accept me as a member. sankyuu~~

January 5th, 2012 17:49 (UTC)
[identity profile] hachi232.livejournal.com
Helloo, I click "join" before comment this post :P. I promise to follow the rules. Hope you will accept <3
Thank you

January 5th, 2012 17:49 (UTC)
[identity profile] angelshill.livejournal.com
hi there...
tbh, i'm not that active in LJ as i would like to be (seems like i only get to visit every now and then because of work) which is why i'm one of those who usually misses your works... :D

i would like to be part of your community... i have read the whole post and i promise to follow all the rules, implicit or explicit...

(can't spam with gifs though coz i'm a lot better with writing than i am with art... :) )

thanks so much... :)

January 5th, 2012 17:49 (UTC)
[identity profile] barefootprint.livejournal.com

I'm glad you've put up a community for your subs! I can't download much of it since I have a very slow internet connection, so I appreciate this a lot.

I would like to join, if you don't mind. I promise to absolutely abide by the rules; it's the least I can do for the work that you do.

Thank you in advance! :D

January 5th, 2012 17:49 (UTC)
[identity profile] kikintae.livejournal.com
I read the rule. i'd like to join this comm..
i promise i will follow the rules

January 5th, 2012 17:49 (UTC)
[identity profile] heo-sua.livejournal.com
Hi, I'm from Vietnam. I read the rules and promise to follow them. I would love to join your community :D

January 5th, 2012 17:50 (UTC)
[identity profile] kkastic.livejournal.com
Nice to see that you've opened a community! XD I was hooked right away and am very interested in your releases! I took the time and read the whole entry through xD I won't change, distribute or sell any of your works. It's for my personal viewing pleasure only x3~ can't wait to see your old videos too *__*

January 5th, 2012 17:50 (UTC)
[identity profile] jaylee-jo22.livejournal.com

Thanks so much for starting this comm for all your Arashi projects.

I have read the rules and promise to abide by all of it.

Also, just want to tell you how much I've enjoyed the few subbed Arashi vids of yours that I could get my hands on previously(managed to nab those in the window time frame you opened)and hope we can all continue to fangirl together over this awesome group called Arashi!


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[identity profile] jaylee-jo22.livejournal.com - January 9th, 2012 15:07 (UTC) - Expand

January 5th, 2012 17:50 (UTC)
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[identity profile] arashibg.livejournal.com
I would like to join your community... I read the whole post and of course that i will folow the rule
Thank you so much for creating a new community and thank you for your hard work (_ _)

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January 5th, 2012 17:50 (UTC)
[identity profile] petite-ran.livejournal.com
Hi, I'm Ran from Germany and I'd like to join.
I've read all the rules and will abide them. :D

Now a cracktastic gif of dorky Aiba for you to enjoy. Sadly the color turned out weird and I never found out why.
Image (http://photobucket.com)

January 5th, 2012 17:50 (UTC)
[identity profile] memo-toma.livejournal.com
Hi! :D

I really want to be a part of your community!!! I've read the post and promise to abide by all your rules. Please accept me!

Thank you! Yoroshiku ne~! ^o^

January 5th, 2012 17:50 (UTC)
[identity profile] sharburene.livejournal.com
Hello! :D

I've read the post and I promise to abide by the rules.


January 5th, 2012 17:51 (UTC)
[identity profile] dyan1219.livejournal.com
Hi :) I read the entire post. I'm grateful you finally made a comm because I'm always late at downloading stuffs.

I promise not to re-upload, sell for profit, repost, re-encode and other things that would violate the rules of this comm. Thank you for subbing Arashi videos and I hope I'll be accepted.

January 5th, 2012 17:51 (UTC)
[identity profile] michipedia.livejournal.com

Yay~ Another Arashi community (^-^)

I read this post carefully and I promise to follow the rules of yours.

It's amazing that you're running this all by yourself so thanks for your hard work ;D

Would like to join

January 5th, 2012 17:53 (UTC)
[identity profile] tomoehirotomo.livejournal.com
Hi first of all congratulations for taking the big step, I do envy you for being able to do this, I am just learning Japanese and still struggling believe me, that is why I appreciate people who like you take this on even with RL close behind. I wish I get to progress and hopefully pay back for the kindness that like you have shown to us.

I have read your post and will abide by them always.

Again congratulations for opening your community.

January 5th, 2012 17:53 (UTC)
[identity profile] nash-y-wash-y.livejournal.com
hello! i've read the entire entry - rules included! and i promise to not break any of them :) im really just want to understand these guys who have brought me so much joy and laughter :) please add me, thank you!

January 5th, 2012 17:54 (UTC)
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[personal profile] iz3
thanks for ur hardwork of sub mainly arashi video and opening this community . i promise to abide the rules which i watch it for fun and not to use for any purpose ~

January 5th, 2012 17:55 (UTC)
[identity profile] cicci79.livejournal.com
Hello! I would like to join your community, I've read the post and I promise to follow all your rules. Thanks in advance. ^_^

January 5th, 2012 17:56 (UTC)
[identity profile] yukiko-no-niji.livejournal.com
I'm happy for you and for us **
I've read the post and I read the rules. I'll follow them!
So I'd like to join you comm.
Have a nice day! ^^

January 5th, 2012 17:56 (UTC)
[identity profile] berdelo.livejournal.com
Yay~~~ I'm so glad you've started a community~ I've read your post, and I promise to follow all of your rules!

Thanks so much for your hard work~!

January 5th, 2012 17:56 (UTC)
[identity profile] edneichon.livejournal.com
well im very happy u are starting this comn, if its the right time..then its the right time :)
despite all i wanna say thanks cause u are one of those people who help a lot the arashifandom..
i promise to follow the rules regarding subbed files, translations and to the community...
so im gonna join :P, i would love to be part..
yoroshiku ^o^

January 5th, 2012 17:56 (UTC)
[identity profile] taki-jiri.livejournal.com
Hello. i would like to join this community. Of course that i will obey the rules ^^. Please dont worry. Thank you

January 5th, 2012 17:56 (UTC)
[identity profile] lvly2757.livejournal.com

I've read the Membership Post and promise to follow the rules...

Thanks for the consideration