[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 12th, 2012 03:07 (UTC)
[identity profile] saionjirika.livejournal.com
Wow. I read that essay. :O I would like to join your community please! ^__^ I've been dead in the fandom for probably around a year by now so I'm hoping that I can catch up with all these new communities and subbers. :D Thanks for subbing and working oh so hard for us greedy fans<3

January 12th, 2012 03:55 (UTC)
[identity profile] flag-girl-83.livejournal.com
Holy Cow, 1613 posts before me and I checked your personal LJ only 5 days after the intro post! I think that counts as a good reception. :D Thanks so much for opening a community, I'm ecstatic to be able to view all your older translated vids! *does a happy dance* I promise I'll follow all the rules, and even comment occasionally! ;)

hi~!

January 12th, 2012 07:14 (UTC)
[identity profile] sakuratiq.livejournal.com
hi! omedetou on opening this communitty~! i read all the post above and definitely i will abide the rules as i respect the hardwork of the subbers! i love arashi too and will definitely support you to spread arashi love~! yoroshiku onegaishimasu~! ^_^

January 12th, 2012 10:14 (UTC)
[identity profile] zorrochan.livejournal.com
hello,
I'm zorrochan, an Arashi fan from Jakarta
I'd like to join the comm please,,
I promise to follow all the rules..
Please let me join,,
thanks for all your hard work and I look forward to all your future releases! ^^

January 12th, 2012 11:35 (UTC)
[identity profile] khairiena.livejournal.com
Hi I'm Khairiena! I've read the whole post and I promise I won't do anything to the subs whatsoever! Purely personal purposes! Congratulation on your new community.Thanks in advance for letting me join!

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[identity profile] khairiena.livejournal.com - February 11th, 2012 10:05 (UTC) - Expand

ye-ay!

January 12th, 2012 15:26 (UTC)
[identity profile] perseshone.livejournal.com
konbanwa...

arigatou for the effort... have read the contents and mochiron.. will abide the rules..

approve me.. approve me!! LOL

anyway, if it isnt too late, Happy2012!!!

January 12th, 2012 15:36 (UTC)
[identity profile] pocapocopretty.livejournal.com
Hi! I'm poca. And I promise to follow all the rules. Rest assured that all videos that I will be downloading here will be of my personal use only.. :)

yaaaaaaaay! yorushiku~ :) thank youuuuuuuuuu~

January 12th, 2012 20:35 (UTC)
[identity profile] orenji-kiseki.livejournal.com
Hello! I read your rules and will be sure to respect them^^ of course every Arashi/JE subber needs the support and I'm happy you're sharing your subs with us :D! This helps a lot <3
also Happy New Year though it's already the middle of January! XD

January 12th, 2012 22:53 (UTC)
[identity profile] lenalee9520.livejournal.com
Hey, I read your entire post and I promise to abide by all rules, and not forget to comment before dling your videos!~

January 12th, 2012 23:26 (UTC)
[identity profile] nin0t0.livejournal.com
Put my hands up! yeah...
congratulation for new community, I'd love to join and be one of your friend ^^
Yes, I do to abide the rules that you offered, I'll respect it.. my OTP is Ohmiya~

Thanks for sharing the happy arashi time to us..

頑張れ~

January 13th, 2012 02:48 (UTC)
[identity profile] purrple-lover.livejournal.com
I have read and understood the rules :)

Thank you so much for subbing and sharing the videos ^_^

yeah yeah

January 13th, 2012 04:02 (UTC)
[identity profile] doodiano.livejournal.com
hi i'm doodiano
Read the whole post!
and I promise i will follow the rules
thnx
put ur hands up ^^

January 13th, 2012 08:28 (UTC)
[identity profile] kavya-kvb.livejournal.com
i promise to follow the rules!! let me join please! ^^ onegai! :) thank you for your hardwork! :)

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[identity profile] kavya-kvb.livejournal.com - February 9th, 2012 06:39 (UTC) - Expand

January 13th, 2012 10:01 (UTC)
[identity profile] yulkin.livejournal.com
*___*
Some time before I've downloaded subs from you LJ, but not reaaally old ones :0) so yeah, I'm happy you've created this community \(^_^)/.

Of course I promise to abide the rules :)

>>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.

Well, it would be great to watch some older stuff (because new shows and bangumies are subbed quite quickly).

Yoroshiku!

January 13th, 2012 10:17 (UTC)
[identity profile] katanalover.livejournal.com
I read all the rules and promise to follow them perfectly!!! I really admire what you fan-subbers do and would never disregard your feelings like that, especially after all the goodies you are willing to share with us and sub for us that don't have the japanese language figured out just yet ;P

SO please let me join you in this journey of arashi love!!! ^_^

January 13th, 2012 16:54 (UTC)
[identity profile] unlostwanderer.livejournal.com
Hi there! I've read your rules and I respect them.

January 14th, 2012 00:07 (UTC)
[identity profile] martaczempion.livejournal.com
Hello~
I would like to join your community and I promise I will follow all your rules. I promise I will not share your released works on streaming sites as well as share them in any other way.
Have a nice day :)

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[identity profile] martaczempion.livejournal.com - February 9th, 2012 22:08 (UTC) - Expand

January 14th, 2012 00:09 (UTC)
[identity profile] adee-cika.livejournal.com
hi there~

been waiting for you to create the community~ love ur hard work since u joined AQR community subs.

i would like to join your community and i promise to follow the rules.

onegai~ :)

January 14th, 2012 13:16 (UTC)
[identity profile] patronka-lisa.livejournal.com
Wow, I also work full time and honestly I cannot imagine to do such a time consuming think as subbing (with all the other stuff it takes). If there is anything I can help with (though I can't really speak japanese ^_^) let me know.

January 14th, 2012 13:46 (UTC)
[identity profile] kanata-kara.livejournal.com
Hello there.. Congratulations on the new comm! ^^ Nice job :)
May I please be added? I've read, understood and will comply to all rules (I really don't know how to break them anyway).
Thank you

January 14th, 2012 15:48 (UTC)
[identity profile] ginkyokame.livejournal.com
Hai~ ^w^
Yamroll from Thailand here. im here to join <3 <3
yoroshiku onegaishimasu!
I will follow all of your rules!!

January 14th, 2012 16:46 (UTC)
[identity profile] fecundeety.livejournal.com
lol emchaaaan what's this?
I totally expected an invite for your comm >:\ I kid.
Thanks for taking time off your busy schedule to open one! congrats!

What I want from this community?
More of you
:P

JOINING!

January 14th, 2012 18:13 (UTC)
[identity profile] morochan.livejournal.com
Hello! I would really like to join your community! I've read all your rules & i promise i'll follow them to the fullest ^^

Hi

January 14th, 2012 22:03 (UTC)
[identity profile] ghado0o.livejournal.com
Congrats on the new community ^^
I have read the rules and I promise I will respect them
hope I can be a member and join the community ^^

January 15th, 2012 02:10 (UTC)
[identity profile] teddy-ahsi.livejournal.com
Hello! I've read the rules and I promise to abide by them.

Thanks for your hardwork.