[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!

April 18th, 2012 09:26 (UTC)
[identity profile] evenstare.livejournal.com
Hi ^^
I read the entire post and i promise to follow the rules.

April 18th, 2012 09:40 (UTC)
[identity profile] chudelya.livejournal.com
Hi! I hope I can also join your community. I will always abide by your rules --I've read the post and I agree with the rules. I would be more than grateful with what you would share with us.

Also, I'm one of the those people who don't write comments much --err, I'm not that confident with words/grammar. But I'll try to give feedback/comment as much as I can on your posts. =)

April 18th, 2012 10:02 (UTC)
[identity profile] reyahh321.livejournal.com
Hi there~ I'm Bien, 17 yrs old, a college student from the Philippines. I'd like to join your community... :)

I've read your whole post, and I thank you so much for creating this community. I have also read your rules and I will respectfully obey them. I will not repost, claim, sell, reencode, upload, retranslate, or even try using your files without your permission. I understand you've worked hard for sharing your works to other fan girls as well.

I hope you'd accept me in this community for I promise to be a responsible member and will do my best to comment on your posts so that I could somehow communicate with you (may it be about fandom... or not). :)

Thank you very much in advance! ^____^

April 18th, 2012 10:06 (UTC)
[identity profile] rukayu.livejournal.com
Hello Emkay!
I really want to join your community because I like your subs so much >.<
I've read all and will definitely follow the rules.
Hope you can approve me m(_ _)m
Thank you so much for your hard work <3

April 18th, 2012 10:49 (UTC)
[identity profile] hubbelbu.livejournal.com
Hi :)
I'd very much like to join your community. I promise to abide by your rules and not to do anything irresponsible.

It's kind of amazing how many subbing communities there are out there O_O But I'm thankful for each and every one of them, since it means more subbed Arashi goodies :3
I know it's a lot of work to translate and sub and upload and I really appreciate you doing this despite being quite busy in RL.

Yoroshiku ne~ o^_^o

April 18th, 2012 11:19 (UTC)
[identity profile] laurinde1991.livejournal.com
Hello,

I would love to join this community. I promise to follow all of your rules.

Please let me join

Thank you

please i want to join

April 18th, 2012 11:21 (UTC)
[identity profile] drloveana.livejournal.com
can i join
i will follow all rules
no upload or reupload or streaming
thanks

April 18th, 2012 11:22 (UTC)
[identity profile] vunga1605.livejournal.com
Hi :)
I would like to join your community.
I 've read and promise to follow all your rule. I just use it for my personal pleasure. ^^
Thank you so much

April 18th, 2012 12:23 (UTC)
[identity profile] dani-mathoz.livejournal.com
I read ur post...
And im really happy for u decide to share with us! So follow all the rules, so you can always be opened with this LJ *o*

Thankk u a lot for ur hard work \(^o^)/

Yoroshiku onegaishimasu m(_ _)m

April 18th, 2012 12:55 (UTC)
[identity profile] xhachimitsux.livejournal.com
Hello! I've read all of the rules and I promise not to violate any of them.
I am fully aware of the risk of subbing that it is illegal so I have no intention distribute or reupload them somewhere else.
I do appreciate your hard work for subbing and sharing your subs and I'd like to join your community, thank you!

hello and hai

April 18th, 2012 13:08 (UTC)
[identity profile] azuin-irna.livejournal.com
AWIEN here is from Malaysia. I would love and grateful enough if i could be able to join your comm. i will abide all rules, i always aware re-upload, re-streaming or whatever kind of sources of sharing without permission are totally unacceptable and prohibited.

よろしくおねがいしまつ!!!

April 18th, 2012 13:17 (UTC)
[identity profile] the17thline.livejournal.com
Hi! I'm Ren and I'd like to join the community. :)
I've read everything and promise to follow them.

Also, to celebrate you having your own community:

Image

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April 18th, 2012 13:17 (UTC)
[identity profile] aya27fujimiya.livejournal.com
Hi!
I would like to join this community!
Also, thank you for putting a lot of time and effort on your subs despite RL duties ><
I have read the rules and I promise to abide by them.

looking forward to your subs!

have some cute tenen pair <3 with jealous nino at the side XD
Image (http://tinypic.com?ref=2ly0p3m)

April 18th, 2012 13:28 (UTC)
[identity profile] krabsies.livejournal.com
Hi! Thanks for creating a community of your subbed works! Promise I'll abide by the rules. Looking forward to joining this comm. ^__^

hello

April 18th, 2012 13:39 (UTC)
[identity profile] chubbyangel7.livejournal.com
Hello! Just started liking arashi, and really wishes to watch their videos, hopefully I'll be able to join your community.... I've read your rules and will promise to follow it! thanks!

April 18th, 2012 14:02 (UTC)
[identity profile] simplyshiny514.livejournal.com
I don't know how I missed this community! Anyway, thanks for all your hard work. I promise not to reupload, sell, redistribute or retranslate any of your work!

April 18th, 2012 14:20 (UTC)
[identity profile] kouta-yanagi.livejournal.com
Hands up! yeah! yeah!

hi there...~
Yanagi is here~
I've read all of the words in this entry.
*hope i dont miss any single words.
And promise you to follow all of the rules that you given. Hope i can give a comment in every release, i try at least some "thank you" is out from me ne...^^

saa...
otsukare for all of your work^^

April 18th, 2012 14:29 (UTC)
[identity profile] ogawaciz.livejournal.com
Hi thanks for the subbing community ^^
already read the rules, and for sure will obey it :D

Hope you don't mind if i join, yoroshiku :D

April 18th, 2012 14:47 (UTC)
[identity profile] oreane.livejournal.com
Hi, I'm oreane. I'd like to join your community. I promise that I'll follow all your rules.
Thanks for advance.

April 18th, 2012 15:16 (UTC)
[identity profile] draxander.livejournal.com
Hi there! I've read the contents of your lovely post and would like to join. I liked how you took the time to explain the motivations behind this community and I can see how you're really passionate about Arashi! It'll be great to join and see your fansubs and fangirl over them together! Haha. Don't worry, I'll definitely respect your work. :)

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April 18th, 2012 16:12 (UTC)
[identity profile] playthatfm.livejournal.com
i have read the rules completely and will follow them to the letter. :)

please kindly accept my application :D

April 18th, 2012 16:33 (UTC)
[identity profile] kokokokochan.livejournal.com
Hello!!!!! I really want to join this community <3 Your work is amazing <3 I promise I'll follow the rules ^^!
Hope you will let me in? XD

April 18th, 2012 17:02 (UTC)
[identity profile] astridirtsa.livejournal.com
Hey! :D
I'm Astrid and I would love to join your community. I've read your post and your rules, and I will absolutely follow them ;) I'm really glad you've decided to open a community <3
Btw I really love your header, it's SO CUTE!! <3

Membership ^^

April 18th, 2012 22:16 (UTC)
[identity profile] inesfp.livejournal.com
Hi there ^^

first thank you so much for creating this community and share your subbed videos with us, non japanese speakers!!
i really have a lot of respect to subbers because you guys sacrifice your personal time and take a lot of effort just to provide us our videos of our favorite shows and artists. so for thank you very much for all your hard work. i don't have a lot of free time because of school and work but i always like to comment everytime i download a video or i read a new post, because its' the least i can do.
second I really hope you let me join and for that i will respect your rules and by that i will not upload in any other site and use them for my own profit or share the links without permission and i also will not rip your translations to be redistribute (I'm going to be honest with you i have no idea how those things are done, the only thing i know how to do is download the file so i can watch) i promise you that!

once again thank you so much for all your hard work ^^ and hope you let me join

Re: Membership ^^

April 19th, 2012 06:34 (UTC)
[identity profile] inesfp.livejournal.com
I'm sorry to bother you again but ... i forgot if i clicked the join button :x please forgive me if i clicked twice!

thank you ^^

Re: Membership ^^

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April 19th, 2012 00:52 (UTC)
[identity profile] renee-satoshi.livejournal.com
Hihi! I'm Renee, living in Malaysia :D Been in the fandom since 2009!!!! And my Ichiban is Oh-chan! :D
I promise that I have read the rules and definitely will follow them. I will not reupload or stream any files!

So hope you will let me join. =3
Yoroshiku onegaishimasu