[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 9th, 2012 06:06 (UTC)
[identity profile] ninjanic43.livejournal.com
I would like to join you community too.

I promise to follow the rules!!!

*O*!!! hell yeah (?)

January 9th, 2012 07:00 (UTC)
[identity profile] kikyome-chan.livejournal.com
I'm first time here or anywhere nice to meet you!!!

January 9th, 2012 07:27 (UTC)
[identity profile] amefurift.livejournal.com
Hello! I read your message... thanks for taking the time to sub our beloved Arashi for us!

I promise to follow all the rules... and I'll try to comment, though I'm really a notorious leech. (^ ^;;)

January 9th, 2012 09:01 (UTC)
[identity profile] ninodaisuki83.livejournal.com
I've only recently been introduced to the awesomeness that is Arashi, and now I can't get enough of them. :D

I have read all your rules and agree to abide by them, and will only be viewing the videos for my personal enjoyment. :)

I appreciate all the hard work you put into subbing and hope I may be able to join this community.

Thank you!

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[identity profile] ninodaisuki83.livejournal.com - February 7th, 2012 14:20 (UTC) - Expand

January 9th, 2012 09:24 (UTC)
[identity profile] leelopea.livejournal.com

Happy New Year :D
Wish you all the best for 2012 !!!
I would like to join your community and promise to abide by the rules and will not share in any manner your work!
Thanks in advance!

January 9th, 2012 10:22 (UTC)
[identity profile] honeybie.livejournal.com
hai there.. i wanted to be part of ur community.. yoroshiku ne~!!

January 9th, 2012 10:27 (UTC)
[identity profile] kuzechan.livejournal.com
I will follow all the rules stated and will thank you everytime I download something from your community. :D

Can I join this community? :D

January 9th, 2012 11:06 (UTC)
[identity profile] homelesskatz.livejournal.com
Happy New Year!!

I would like to join your community and i promise follow the rules and will not share in any manner your work!

Thanks in advance!

January 9th, 2012 13:45 (UTC)
[identity profile] icetech-angel87.livejournal.com
Putting my hands up! Yeah! Yeah!

Can I join in the fun please?
Arashi has always been one of my great source of joy in my RL so thank you for contributing to the fandom.

I will promise to follow the rules.

Thank you!

January 9th, 2012 14:56 (UTC)
[identity profile] syueve.livejournal.com
I'm one of those who ADORE Arashi but can't understand them if it's not for you and the rest of the subbers who are so kind to share the vids. Arigatou gozaimasu!
I promise to abide by the rules and hopefully i'll be accepted~

Oh, my fav is Riida~ :)

January 9th, 2012 18:31 (UTC)
[identity profile] spikiegirl.livejournal.com
I've read the rules, I understand and I promise to follow them ^^
Thank you for your hard work, it's greatly appreciated :)

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[identity profile] spikiegirl.livejournal.com - February 7th, 2012 14:18 (UTC) - Expand

January 9th, 2012 18:58 (UTC)
[identity profile] itskimbitches.livejournal.com
lolz this is like a party!

i read the rules and promise to follow them.

January 9th, 2012 19:01 (UTC)
[identity profile] maple-star.livejournal.com
I promise to follow the rules :)

January 9th, 2012 19:11 (UTC)
[identity profile] gemoree.livejournal.com
hi, please let me join the community, I will follow and abide by your rule

January 9th, 2012 22:24 (UTC)
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[identity profile] katxfish.livejournal.com
I have read your membership post and all the rules.
I will abide the rules and only download for personal arashi fangasm.

congrats on the new community and hope it turns out great!
thanks for sharing.

January 10th, 2012 00:26 (UTC)
[identity profile] alexmigs.livejournal.com

I have read all the rules and promise to abide them with my whole heart. all files will be for my personal use only and will not claim them as my own.

Thanks and more success!

January 10th, 2012 01:18 (UTC)
[identity profile] rikugou.livejournal.com

I would like to join your community. ^_^ I promise to follow your rules and comment when I can.

Thank you for sharing the arashi vids you sub!

January 10th, 2012 02:40 (UTC)
[identity profile] chloeaddict.livejournal.com
Hello! Thanks for continuing to sub! I've read the rules and will definitely follow them.

I'll be so happy to be part of your community!


January 10th, 2012 03:16 (UTC)
[identity profile] bheej.livejournal.com
Hi I would like to join your community and promise to follow your rules not to upload in any streaming site or sell them or repost anywhere and whatever I got from here is for my personal enjoyment only.
Thank you very much.

January 10th, 2012 03:41 (UTC)
[identity profile] beastlover.livejournal.com
I've been waiting for the start of a comm from you :)

I'll follow all your rules and play nice with everyone. It's not like I ever do anything else anyways.

I read the whole post and I really appreciate you adding the time to do this on top of the rest of commitments in your real life. I'm studying to be a translator myself so I understand the additional efforts quite well. If you ever need a spot person, let me know. I can't commit huge amounts of time but I could probably help you out with a project or two occasionally if you need an extra brain.

よろしくおねがいします :)

January 10th, 2012 04:47 (UTC)
[identity profile] supersmiles.livejournal.com
Wah~~ so many comments already!! I am clearing a bit slow in joining. ^^;; However, I am so glad to have the opportunity to do so! I have had the pleasure of enjoying your subs for some time, and I'm very excited to have a place to celebrate them as well! ^^ Thank you for all of the time and effort you put into the fandom! Kore kara mo yoroshiku onegaishimasu! Ganbatte kudasai ne~! ^^

January 10th, 2012 04:52 (UTC)
[identity profile] xsimple-love.livejournal.com
Hello! I think that it's great that you're doing this! I've read this post and promise on my grave to follow the rules!

Please take your time in processing this as I know you work full-time!

January 10th, 2012 05:20 (UTC)
[identity profile] crystalove87.livejournal.com
i have read the post above and promise to abide to the rules! :D THANKS!

January 10th, 2012 05:54 (UTC)
[identity profile] anahlia4000.livejournal.com
Congratulations on opening your new comm! I feel like I must have seen some of your subs before, but I think a lot of the time I missed the deadlines before you locked your posts :P

I read the whole post - although I'll admit I was kind of dying because I'm tired and my eyes are rolling up into my head, and my brother was singing loudly out of key in the next room - but I agree to your rules, and look forward to your subs!

January 10th, 2012 06:25 (UTC)
[identity profile] aen-nea.livejournal.com
hai there..i would really glad to be apart of your community..have read all the rules mentioned..and i promised that i will follow all those rules..hope that you will accept my request to join your community..and i have been into arashi for a year now..still new..still a kouhai i guess :)..n myfavourite ichiban is the bakatensai one..hehe..but still i love all of them altogether =)