[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!

February 20th, 2012 15:56 (UTC)
[identity profile] pthuytrang1611.livejournal.com
Hi! My membership's been approved before but I don't know for some reason that I've been removed ><
I really really want to join your community. Please let me be apart of it again. I promise to abide by all the rules!!
Thank you so much! ^o^

February 21st, 2012 12:49 (UTC)
[identity profile] you-mehappy.livejournal.com
I will follow all your rule Hope you will Join me ^^ I really want to know more about our boys

February 21st, 2012 16:04 (UTC)
[identity profile] yuyu0389.livejournal.com
Hi ~ I would like to join this community :"D

i sure i will follow the rules <3
Thanks <3

February 21st, 2012 21:26 (UTC)
[identity profile] hana-kiree.livejournal.com
Hello~~~ I'm a relatively new Arashi fan...but I'm definitely keeping track of the boys. They've made me realize that there could be different forms of group relationship(I'm used to Korean idols' fandoms); that a Riida doesn't always have to lead; an idol doesn't mean stopping school; an idol can also delivers good, solid acting; an idol always tries to bring happiness to fans even at the expense of personal comfort; and an idol is someone one can look up to, not to sneer at.

I've read the contents of this post, and promise to abide to your rules of not sharing them online or with others, and definitely not claiming them as my own or even worse to make money out of your hard work. Thank you so much doing this, especially for fans like me who would go @____@ watching them without subs.

Keep up the good work... I can't wait to be a part of the community...peace~ ^^

February 22nd, 2012 07:46 (UTC)
[identity profile] menolly1019.livejournal.com
Hi! I've read the rules and I'll definitely follow them.

When first joining the Arashi fandom, it's really intimidating to see all these communities etc. that are locked. I don't mean the ones that are easy to enter, but ones that aren't even accepting new members. I'm glad to see more and more locked material that I haven't been able to see in the past 2 years becoming available.


February 24th, 2012 04:48 (UTC)
[identity profile] tegomisa.livejournal.com
hajimemashite, misa desu~ ^^
i'm 19 y.o. and live in Indonesia. (^0^)v
i knew Arashi since 2005 because of HanaDan, and i officially became their fan since a month ago because my friend shows me her hilarious videos of Arashi's tv shows. i started to love them because they could be so funny, natural, cool, and awesome at the same time! >o<♥
I'd like to join this community and know about Arashi for more, and i promise to follow the rules of this community (not re-distributing, selling, or posting for online streaming).
yoroshiku onegaishimasu! ♪

February 24th, 2012 06:57 (UTC)
[identity profile] baratohana.livejournal.com
Hi, i'm new to ARASHI and would really love you if you could let me join this community since my interest in them is increasing, i promise to follow all the rule and when taking something i will always comment.
Lastly, thanx for your hard work spreading this fandom to everybody!TY!

February 24th, 2012 09:11 (UTC)
[identity profile] soran25.livejournal.com
Hi. I'm Thuy Duong from Vietnam. I like Arashi and older group (V6, TOKIO, KinKi Kids). I know Arashi from Yamada Tarou drama which Nino & Sho acted in. But member I love most is Aiba, couple I love most is Matsumiya =))

I really want to join this community. I promise no re-uploading, no selling ur subs, also no posting ur links outside anywhere, no hot-linking, no re-tranlating.

Thank u very much! :x
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February 25th, 2012 00:26 (UTC)
[identity profile] ehdz.livejournal.com
hi this is eds from canada. just hoping that you will let me join this community.. promise to follow all the rules thank you... hope to hear from you soon. :)

February 25th, 2012 23:15 (UTC)
[identity profile] jinny-chan.livejournal.com
Argh, everytime I comment on a Arashi community I notice my lack of Arashi Avas ;o;

I can't believe you've been a fan for 15 years. That's.. Wow, simply amazing, honestly o __ o
I admire you for that XD

I myself am still quite new though..
And because of the stuff that's been going on lately, a lot of communities have locked their membership, which makes it hard getting subbed vids ;o;
So I'm really grateful for every com that's still open <33
And even though it is not asked for, I'll gladly follow your rules x3

February 27th, 2012 05:27 (UTC)
[identity profile] mikaxhime.livejournal.com
i've read all the rules and i hope you will accept me into the community :)

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February 27th, 2012 13:28 (UTC)
[identity profile] universalgoo.livejournal.com

I would really appreciate it if I could join your community! You subbers do a fantastic work and I would never break your rules (EVER) because that would just be stupid since it wouldn't benefit anyone. ^^ I promise with all my heart that I won't break them.

Yoroshiku onegaishimasu.
Otsukaresama deshita!


February 29th, 2012 05:30 (UTC)
[identity profile] tyasharas.livejournal.com
hi i would like to join thi scomm..
i will agree to all of your rules..
many thanks

February 29th, 2012 13:14 (UTC)
[identity profile] cat-fish-cat.livejournal.com
I would like to join your community. And i think it is a great idea to open a community so that more people can enjoy Arashi even more!

Thank you very much!

February 29th, 2012 23:01 (UTC)
[identity profile] berr1.livejournal.com

I would like to join.
I read your post and promise not to break any rules.
Thank you very much!!^^

March 1st, 2012 00:22 (UTC)
[identity profile] modifeyes.livejournal.com
hello! I'd love to join your community c:
no worries; I've read through your post + read your rules, and I absolutely promise to abide by all of them!

one thing I'd like to see if possible is more Mago Mago Arashi; as in, the episodes that haven't been subbed yet. I'm trying to complete the series and while my understanding of Japanese is okay, it would be a lot easier if subs are available. :)

I'm looking forward to becoming a member! and I'll even throw in a gif since you say you like them. I'm assuming Macchan is your ichiban, so here you go!
that was my twitter icon for a pretty long time, LOL. junfood is a real pairing.
Edited March 1st, 2012 00:22 (UTC)

March 2nd, 2012 05:26 (UTC)
[identity profile] argeneau28.livejournal.com
I read your post and promise to follow the rules.
I would like to join your community please.
Thank you for your hard work and ganbatte :)

March 2nd, 2012 09:32 (UTC)
[identity profile] carrie2485.livejournal.com
Hi there!!I'm Carrie,a 27yrs old italian Arashi fan!I really like to join this community so i promise to follow all the rules!Thank you for the amazing job,hope you add me!!Thank you very much!! Bye bye (^^)/

March 2nd, 2012 12:52 (UTC)
[identity profile] jeerster.livejournal.com
hi! *waves* :D I'd like to join your community! I swear in the name of Arashi that I won't break the rules! Thank you for all your hard work! looking forward to your future releases! :) x

March 2nd, 2012 15:12 (UTC)
[identity profile] takemesohigh.livejournal.com
Hello! I have read your lovely post.
Weird but I love how you approached Arashians >:)

Anyway, I promised to follow your rules with all my heart! :)

joining your community

March 3rd, 2012 12:42 (UTC)
[identity profile] bobcat-1925.livejournal.com
hi there! I would like to join your community. I understand and totally accept you rules. You have my word that all subbed videos taken wold be for personal use only.

thank you and more power to your new community! ^_^

March 3rd, 2012 17:29 (UTC)
[identity profile] hana8796.livejournal.com
Hello! I would like to join this community, I promise to follow all the rules!

March 3rd, 2012 21:32 (UTC)
[identity profile] neen-chan.livejournal.com
I really hope to join <3 , I will follow the rules and not break them

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March 3rd, 2012 23:41 (UTC)
[identity profile] lelomew.livejournal.com
**Sneaks in**

Haha, I knew I recognized your name from a number of Stormy releases. May you also consider allowing me to join your community? I'll strictly adhere to all your rules - everything will purely be for my own viewing pleasure and to satisfy my inner fangirl - so absolutely NO redistributing, NO selling, NO anything else.

P.S. Omo, is that Jun in a... tiara?

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