[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 8th, 2012 15:23 (UTC)
[identity profile] servo222.livejournal.com
Thank you so much for all your hard work! I would love to join your community! I have read all your rules and I will follow every single one of them. Thank you again!

January 8th, 2012 15:33 (UTC)
[identity profile] eitoholic.livejournal.com
Oooh, a new subbing community with an adorable header and what I'm sure will be high quality subs, now this is exciting! <3
I would like to join, pretty please? I promise to follow the rules.
I may or may not have squealed when I saw that you're planning to sub Arashi no Waza-ari. I may or may not be full of love for you right now. :>

January 8th, 2012 15:44 (UTC)
[identity profile] silver-crystall.livejournal.com

it's amazing how many people work at subbing....and I appreciate it a lot!
It's a nice idea of creating a community and I share your thoughts regarding opening one. You're right..it's easier to keep track with a com and it's also user firendly since there is nothing locked in the comm aynmore. That's really nice!

So i'm here to ask if I can join this community.
Of course I will abide your rules, because I know that it's important to follow them (I'm a subber too and I hope that people follow the rules in our comm as well)

It's amazing that you decide to run the comm alone. I know that this is a lot of work and I hope that you'll be able to maintain this comm!

So, I'm looking forward to be a part of this community and your work!

January 8th, 2012 17:04 (UTC)
[identity profile] aiba-chan-lover.livejournal.com
Hey, can I join? :D
I read the whole post. I'm a longtime fangirl, so I know what the rules of such communities are, I won't do anything with your videos (apart from watching and worshiping them ofc :D). I'll try to comment on your release posts :) You are awesome to let us enjoy Arashi! ^^ Yoroshiku ne! :3

January 8th, 2012 18:23 (UTC)
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[identity profile] partiallyhydro.livejournal.com
Hi! I promise to follow the rules and will comment if I can!
I wish I was bi-lingual, people who know multiple languages are so cool =D

January 8th, 2012 19:13 (UTC)
[identity profile] purexoxo.livejournal.com
Hello! I was sure I had requested to become friends with you a long time ago, but I guess my comment got buried, so I'm very grateful that you have now opened up a community! ♥ I'm Jee, and I'm a huge Arashi fan. :D I have read everything you have written in this post and I promise I will follow all of the rules and do my best to comment on your posts! ♥ :)

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January 8th, 2012 19:59 (UTC)
[identity profile] ladysummer664.livejournal.com
Hi Id really like to join ur community :)
iv read and promise to follow all the rules

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January 8th, 2012 21:04 (UTC)
[identity profile] anumi91.livejournal.com
Hello! I would like to Join the community if you don't mind :D I promise to follow the rules, cuz I respect the work people are doing to spread Arshi love :)
Nice to meet ya, hope to have a good time together in the future :D

January 8th, 2012 21:19 (UTC)
[identity profile] nathaxpen.livejournal.com
Hello !!

I am a huge fan of Arashi!!!! And no matter what I will follow the rules and leave a comment when I can.. :D :D

I really want to enjoy Arashi clumsiness and all their beautiful magic.

Thanks for the subbing and a lot more for sharing them to the fans, currently learning Japanese!!!!

January 8th, 2012 22:30 (UTC)
[identity profile] thefortysecond.livejournal.com
Hello! I'd love to join your community :) of course I'll obey the rules.

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January 8th, 2012 23:03 (UTC)
[identity profile] mad-unni.livejournal.com
I'm really glad that you decided to open your own community!

About the rules, I read them and I promise to follow them.

Thank you very much

January 8th, 2012 23:31 (UTC)
[identity profile] teddy-24.livejournal.com
I'm quite new to the arashi fandom and if I have to be honest I haven't actually watched any of your old videos yet ( I have about 10 years of videos to catch up on XD )


I read the post and I promise to follow your rules and comment whenever I take something :)

January 8th, 2012 23:42 (UTC)
[identity profile] silgari.livejournal.com
Hi! I have read your post and I will follow all the rules!
Love the "rainbowy community" part!
I guess it will take more than 2 weeks to be part of the comm since there are 51 pages already in the comments.. LOL! But, it ok, I wait! :D

Thanks for subbing...and for subbing the TOKIOXArashi clips! I ADORE-LOVE tokio too so ^^

January 9th, 2012 00:05 (UTC)
[identity profile] inuhariko.livejournal.com
Hi. I'd love to join your comm. I've read your post and respect your rules. I'm glad you made a community. Love your subs. I especially appreciate the recent Mago subs you've done. Thanks!

January 9th, 2012 00:42 (UTC)
[identity profile] neivaxx.livejournal.com
Hi! I've read your post, and I promise to follow all of your rules. Thanks for all your Arashi subs! <3


January 9th, 2012 00:58 (UTC)
[identity profile] yamashitakoi.livejournal.com
i read all the rules and i promise to follow them all. I love arashi and since my japanese is bad, i really appreciate the work you do.

January 9th, 2012 01:00 (UTC)
[identity profile] litopuffy.livejournal.com
I would love to join your community, please!
I promise to follow all of the rules.
Thank you!

January 9th, 2012 01:21 (UTC)
[identity profile] mjismypetto.livejournal.com
it's amazing that you're running this community alone! i wouldn't be able to do that. thanks for spreading the arashi love ♥

i have read everything in this post. it wasn't too long ;D

i would love to join your community!

January 9th, 2012 02:11 (UTC)
[identity profile] confectioning.livejournal.com
Yay! I've read your post and I promise to follow all the rules.
Haha I'm so excited, thank you for all your hardwork, you're awesome~! :]

January 9th, 2012 02:40 (UTC)
[identity profile] lunathique.livejournal.com
wow you open your own.. i've downloaded some of your earlier work in the past, and i'm glad you've your own place now ^^

i hereby promise that i'll only use the vids for my own personal pleasure (eventho nowadays i rarely browse LJ *fail*)


January 9th, 2012 02:46 (UTC)
[identity profile] loveicicles14.livejournal.com

I would really love to join this community =D I have read the post and the rules and I promise I will abide by them!

Thank you for your hardwork in subbing and translations and for sharing them with us! :D


January 9th, 2012 02:48 (UTC)
[identity profile] lovestormbaby.livejournal.com
I have read the post and I would really like to join this community. Thank you <3

January 9th, 2012 02:58 (UTC)
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[identity profile] 4ev3r27.livejournal.com
hi there! i think it's a good idea that u decided to put up a community! =) looking forward to ur future projects!

i read the whole post! i promise to abide to the rules that you have stated above.. =)

hope you will accept my joining!

have a great sho-chan mth!! heee..

January 9th, 2012 04:37 (UTC)
[identity profile] yuui1010.livejournal.com
Yeah Yeah Yeah ^^
I'm in, zettai ni!
Totally IN

Read the post.
Promise will follow all rules stated here. Coz all videos are only for my personal satisfaction :P

January 9th, 2012 05:41 (UTC)
[identity profile] hgwack.livejournal.com
Hope you will let me join. I promised to follow your rules and have read the post above. Thanks in advance!