[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 10th, 2012 08:56 (UTC)
[identity profile] xmomo-chan.livejournal.com
Hi! I read through your entire post and I promise I won't break any of your rules!

Thank you alot for subbing Arashi videos and making it easier for overseas fans! Even though I'm currently learning japanese and will have less need for subs I'm still not good enough so I need them to fully understand everything! ^^


January 10th, 2012 09:19 (UTC)
[identity profile] moonchild5.livejournal.com

I've read all of the above and will definitely follow ALL of the rules. I also followed you on Twitter (I'm @xseth), hope you don't mind.

Thank you so much and yoroshiku!

January 10th, 2012 09:48 (UTC)
[identity profile] d0nkeykick.livejournal.com
Honey!! I would love to join your community. I've been following you for ages! I stayed faithful and I will remain faithful if added. I will promise to keep your videos to myself. Please add.

January 10th, 2012 10:32 (UTC)
[identity profile] won-hwida.livejournal.com
hihi! i'm ida, i'm definitely interested in joining your community. i hope that i'll be accepted. i'm a huge fan of arashi and i'm thankful that you're subbing their videos. i really appreciate it!! i promise that it'll be only for my viewing pleasure and will not distribute it in any way.

arigatou. ^^


January 10th, 2012 10:54 (UTC)
[identity profile] kemo1919.livejournal.com
how R U?

i read the rules AND I promise i will follow it and comment now and then :)

thank you for everything ^^

January 10th, 2012 11:25 (UTC)
[identity profile] reiki74h.livejournal.com
Hello, my name is Isabelle and I'm from Malaysia. I'd like to join your community please! I've read the rules you've stated. Will try to comment when I can. Thanks for all the work you've done making all these subs and sharing it with us fans. Keep it up! =D

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[identity profile] reiki74h.livejournal.com - February 8th, 2012 04:18 (UTC) - Expand

January 10th, 2012 12:04 (UTC)
[identity profile] himitsu-17.livejournal.com
I would like to join this community ~
I understand the rules and I'll follow them and never go against them ~

Thank you already for all your work ♥

January 10th, 2012 16:04 (UTC)
[identity profile] nowh3r3.livejournal.com
Hi. I've read and will follow the rules so I hope you let me join the community ^^
Thanks for creating this community ^^

January 10th, 2012 19:44 (UTC)
[identity profile] ms-blahx.livejournal.com

I have thoroughly read this post.
Please let me join this community.

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[identity profile] ms-blahx.livejournal.com - April 18th, 2012 00:35 (UTC) - Expand

January 10th, 2012 21:07 (UTC)
[identity profile] marup-cik.livejournal.com
Hi~ ^_^
I promise i will follow the rules coz I really love Arashi~ XD
Arigachuuu~ :3

please let me joinn :)

January 11th, 2012 03:01 (UTC)
[identity profile] ciripong.livejournal.com

read all the rulesss

let me join this communityy

thank youu for the hardwork! :)

January 11th, 2012 04:26 (UTC)
[identity profile] angelyrique.livejournal.com
Oh dearie! Good luck!! *looks at the huge list* EEEP! <3

January 11th, 2012 06:37 (UTC)
[identity profile] ruilian-thatsme.livejournal.com

I applaud you for having the time and effort to have this community despite having a full time job~ banzai!

I have work and I sub as well, but lately I'm finding it hard to balance both~ so I'm really amazed that you're able to do just that~ sugoi! mostly I end up sleeping when I'm not working~ *frail body* :/

I won't be able to go online frequently but If I do 'leech' from your comm, i'll make sure to say thank you~ ^_._^
and I'm a law abiding person, I follow rules.
no reups,repost,reencoding etc... Yakusoku! a fellow subber's oath~

yoroshiku ne! :)

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[identity profile] ruilian-thatsme.livejournal.com - February 11th, 2012 07:20 (UTC) - Expand

January 11th, 2012 08:09 (UTC)
[identity profile] alee5a.livejournal.com
Hi there...I'm so glad you've finally opened a community. I've been missing a lot of your posts recently since I've been working out of town.

I have read all of the rules above and promise to abide to them.

Please consider my application. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu~

January 11th, 2012 09:22 (UTC)
[identity profile] dragonrider888.livejournal.com
I found out about your new community only 3 or 4 days ago and planned on joining when my internet wasn't playing up. To see 1588 comments already after only a few days is mind-boggling, especially since you're putting in the effort to respond to comments, too.

I would love to join your comm and I'm very happy to follow your rules and respect your rights to your own subbed work.

Btw, I've enjoyed many subbed videos from Stormy which you contributed to (as translator?) and really appreciate the attention to detail and lengths you and the team go to (especially in deciphering the many murmurings of Ohno and picking apart the constant overlapping of voices).

January 11th, 2012 10:10 (UTC)
[identity profile] coolkid99.livejournal.com
Hello! My name is Nam .
I'm glad for subbing Arashi 's show community.
I 'd like to joint your community.
And promise your all rule
Thank u for your hard work!

January 11th, 2012 11:01 (UTC)
[identity profile] starzshow27.livejournal.com
I used to read some translations from your personal LJ and you've done a pretty great job!
I would like to join the community! I've read the rules and i promise to abide the rules :)
Thank you.

January 11th, 2012 11:23 (UTC)
[identity profile] gojira-thekop.livejournal.com
Hi, I'd like to join the comm.
I've read the rules and promise to follow them.

Thank you so much for subbing and sharing.^^

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[identity profile] gojira-thekop.livejournal.com - February 9th, 2012 10:20 (UTC) - Expand

May I?

January 11th, 2012 13:40 (UTC)
[identity profile] kellysungit.livejournal.com

May i join your community? Love watching Arashi (dramas,variety, etc..). They always make my day happy. I promise to abide by the rules.
Thanks in advance.

January 11th, 2012 14:54 (UTC)
[identity profile] dheean.livejournal.com
wow..new community^^
please let me join..
i promise i will be a good member by not uploading or anything that against the rules...
yoroshiku onegaishimasu m(_ _)m

January 11th, 2012 15:36 (UTC)
[identity profile] krythos.livejournal.com
Hi, I would like to join please!

January 11th, 2012 16:20 (UTC)
[identity profile] matsumazing.livejournal.com
Congrats on your new community *throws confetti*
Don't know whether u're remembered me or not, but I friended u before..hihi
I love your subs and thank you so much for always spending time to share your subs and translations with other Arashians ^^

Hope to be added to the community and promise that all vids and translation will not be shared elsewhere.


January 11th, 2012 17:19 (UTC)
[identity profile] maisconyelo.livejournal.com
Hi, I promise to follow all your rules.. Please let me join your community.. It really made my day whenever there's a new subbed videos being released..

Thanks :)

January 11th, 2012 18:07 (UTC)
[identity profile] maliia23.livejournal.com

I'm new in live journal but congratulation for your community!!
And sorry for my bad english i come from france.
I hope I can join your community, I'm a big fan of arashi :)
I read all your post and I promise to follow the rules ;)

January 11th, 2012 23:54 (UTC)
[identity profile] deidarasansasa.livejournal.com
read you post and would like to join your com, I promise to follow the rules :D