[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!

September 29th, 2012 05:27 (UTC)
[identity profile] cleo-chuby.livejournal.com
Hello, my name is Christine and as u know i love Arashi and find someone or some community that can subs their vids bcoz my Japanese is not good.

Here i promise u that :
1. WILL NOT UPLOAD ur vids to online streaming sites.
2. WILL NOT SELL subs for profit.
3. WILL NOT REPOST or reuploading ur files without permission
4. WILL NOT as mine
5. WILL NOT REENCODE files ( i never know how to do it)
6. WILL NOT RETRANSLATE ur subs into any form without asking ur permission
and last, I promise will try my berst to respect other member of this community. Afterall we all love Arashi right ^^

Hope u will accept my application.

THanks ^^

September 29th, 2012 22:40 (UTC)
[identity profile] giraffesarefun.livejournal.com
Hi I'm Kathy May and i really hope i can join your community. I have read through all the rules in this post and promise not to distribute any of the subs and keep them to myself. Thank you for all your hard work. Fighting!! I look forward to joining. (^__^)

September 30th, 2012 04:15 (UTC)
[identity profile] surekee.livejournal.com
Hi Hi~~~!!!
I will follow all ur rules and comment on your releases cuz u have worked so hard on them regardless. Thank u is the least i can do~!
I admire people like u~! @.@ Thank u in advence~♥

October 1st, 2012 05:41 (UTC)
[identity profile] sotayukari.livejournal.com
Hi :D
After reading the rules, I promise to follow them strictly because I know you must have worked so hard on them ^^
Thank you. Hope to join your community.

October 2nd, 2012 04:01 (UTC)
[identity profile] zorapple-sky.livejournal.com
i want to join your community,,i will follow your rules...please accept me...yeeeaah~ thank you~~~ ^0^d

October 2nd, 2012 09:56 (UTC)
[identity profile] natsu-splash.livejournal.com
Hi, I'm Airin. ^^
Please let me join this community. I promise I will not share, sell, upload, repost, reupload, reencode and other forbidden 're's your files to other sites.
I will follow all the rules of this community.
I just want to watch Arashi for myself. That's all.
Please accept me. Arigatou Gozaimasu ^^

October 2nd, 2012 14:45 (UTC)
[identity profile] bavybelle.livejournal.com
Hello. I've read you rules and I promise I will abide by your rules. I'd love to join your community. Thank you :)

October 3rd, 2012 00:20 (UTC)
[identity profile] kawaiixcaroll.livejournal.com
Hello! :D
I've read the rules and will follow them
I hope you'll add me to this community!! :)
Yoroshiku onegaishimasu<3

October 3rd, 2012 08:24 (UTC)
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[identity profile] miharu-tsuki.livejournal.com
Hello! :D

I promise to follow the rules. I won't upload the subbed files, repost them, make profit from them, re-encode them or claim them as my own.

Thanks in advance! ~~

October 5th, 2012 03:28 (UTC)
[identity profile] bemyluckystar.livejournal.com
Hi! I promise to follow the rules. I respect all the hard work you put into this and I will not redistribute any files downloaded from here. Can't wait to join! Thank you!


October 5th, 2012 07:26 (UTC)
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[personal profile] arashixohmiya
i want to join here! i'll follow up all ur rules! thnx yoroshiku! :))

October 6th, 2012 10:27 (UTC)
[identity profile] shinyflex.livejournal.com
A really warm welcome post i must say ❤

I'd love to join your community! Been in the fandom for around 6 years and I'm always so grateful for those, like you, who provide the ability for us fans to be able to understand the ridiculousness and kindness of Arashi ❤

And yes, I promise to abide by your rules, these videos are only for my personal viewing :).

October 7th, 2012 04:35 (UTC)
[identity profile] ryomada-89.livejournal.com

I promise to follow all of your rules regarding your videos, translations, and being nice to everybody here :)!

Thanks for all of your hard work!

October 7th, 2012 08:13 (UTC)
[identity profile] dourousha.livejournal.com

I have read the contents of your post, and agree to abide by the rules of your community. I would like to join your community very much, both for access to your work and also because I like the way you described creating a place that is respectful and "comfy" for everyone.

Also, (and this sounds terribly presumptive for someone who doesn't speak or read Japanese) I think your translations are very good, and that you seem to spend a lot of time and care on them. I know that the best translations aren't necessarily literal, and the way you get to the corresponding colloquial English that really gives English-speaking fans a flavor of not just what they are saying—but how they are saying it—is pretty amazing.

I may have tried to join this community before; if I did, sorry to do so again. Thanks for your time!

October 7th, 2012 16:27 (UTC)
[identity profile] moya-shi.livejournal.com
I would like to join the community
I promise I will follow all the rules!
Yoroshiku ne~ =)

October 8th, 2012 15:00 (UTC)
[identity profile] akama101092.livejournal.com
Hello there! I promise that I will not upload any files available in this community to streaming sites such as mysoju, dramacrazy, youtube, veoh etc. , I don't have the right to sell the files for profit, I don't have the right to reposting the subs to anywhere including my journal or outside livejournal or even reuploading the files, do not have the right to claim the files as my own, do not have the right to reincode the files even if it's in other formats. I also do not have the right to retranslate the subs to any other languages and using the subs without the subber's permission.

October 9th, 2012 12:01 (UTC)
[identity profile] rhyme-or-reason.livejournal.com
Hi there~

Wow, I think I've never read such a nice rule-post before; makes me want to join even more ^_~

I promise to follow your rules, this means that I won't share your files with anybody in any form. Of course I also want this community to stay comfy and rainbowy! :3

Thank you so much for your hard work~ <3

October 10th, 2012 05:46 (UTC)
[identity profile] raintree123.livejournal.com
Hello~ I would like to join your comm

October 11th, 2012 14:48 (UTC)
[identity profile] hiroki95.livejournal.com
hi!! finally!!
i've been waiting for this!!
i had read all the rules and i promise to follow them very gladly.

thanks for sharing the post and i really appreciate if you let me join in this community..

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[identity profile] hiroki95.livejournal.com - October 18th, 2012 16:53 (UTC) - Expand

Hope to join

October 11th, 2012 20:24 (UTC)
[identity profile] dory8.livejournal.com
hope i can join this! i've read the rules and i will follow it. I also give my thanks to you for all the hard work u've done to subbed the videos. thank u.

Re: Hope to join

[identity profile] dory8.livejournal.com - October 20th, 2012 13:13 (UTC) - Expand

October 12th, 2012 16:54 (UTC)
[identity profile] butchilulu.livejournal.com
Hi, thank you for all your hard work

I'd liked to join your community and I promise that I will follow all the rules, this means I will only use these subs for my private entertainment, and will comment as much as possible ^^

Could you let me join, please ~~~

October 13th, 2012 10:08 (UTC)
[identity profile] midoriaoi.livejournal.com
hi! Im kind of new here but I want to join in your community! <3
I have read your post and also your rules and I promise I will follow all of it!


October 13th, 2012 13:12 (UTC)
[identity profile] shortysoul.livejournal.com
Hi! I would like to join this community :D

I have read the post and I promise to follow the rules :D

Yoroshiku ne~

October 14th, 2012 02:17 (UTC)
[identity profile] sharmain88.livejournal.com
hello!! i want to join in your community

i have read and understand all the rules and promise to follow them..

hope you'll let me join ;D


October 14th, 2012 16:23 (UTC)
[identity profile] sabi-russ.livejournal.com
i promise i have fully read the rules of this community and promise to abide by them. plz accept me.