[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!

October 23rd, 2013 13:53 (UTC)
[identity profile] xgermanprincess.livejournal.com
Hi,

my name is Rike and I'm from germany. I've read all the rules and promise to follow them all. I hope you will accept my request to join.

membership

October 27th, 2013 07:18 (UTC)
[identity profile] honey-mon.livejournal.com
I'm really happy you've decided to open a community for your works!
I remember I've read some of your translations, and they're always well done!
I've read the rules, and I'll respect them, that's sure!
I'd really like to be part of your community!
Thanks for your work :D

October 27th, 2013 22:42 (UTC)
[identity profile] yuniar88.livejournal.com
Hello, my name is yuniar.. please let me join in this community. I really like Arashi (ichiban: aiba)
I promise to follow the rules and make it for my own personal, appreciate your hard works. I will never upload it on any streaming site.. either for not hotlinking, redistributing, reposting, reuploading, selling or streaming.
Hope you will approve me.
Thank you so much in advance :)

October 28th, 2013 04:11 (UTC)
[identity profile] insilversound.livejournal.com
Hi! Hope you're still accepting memberships.

I promise to follow all the rules =D please let me join!

Membership

October 28th, 2013 11:58 (UTC)
[identity profile] snuupy-x.livejournal.com
Hey there, i've been a arashifan for about 4 years now, and would love to join this community. I'm a 24 year old Japanology student from switzerland, so i have a RL too and understand the wait;). I promise to to follow your rules, (and you're right, most fansubing communities have the same rules;)...) I just plan to watch them for my own pleasure, but i will write you a thanks and show you some appreciation. Anyways, hope you'll let me join...
よろしく

October 28th, 2013 12:26 (UTC)
[identity profile] joanneraissa.livejournal.com
Hi!

I'm Joanne from the Philippines.
I have read the rules and I promise to follow them.

I hope you let me join.

Thanks!

November 1st, 2013 06:15 (UTC)
[identity profile] niella-chan.livejournal.com
Hi! I'm Daniella from Philippines. I would like to join in this community. I've read the content of this post, and I will abide them. Thanks for subbing Arashi's videos, especially the old ones. Arigatou~
I hope you would let me to join your community. I want to watch their varieties!! T^T
Anyway, thanks for reading.:D
Edited November 1st, 2013 06:20 (UTC)

November 1st, 2013 09:36 (UTC)
[identity profile] cookiesdreamer.livejournal.com
I would like to join this community and would abide by all the rules written here. Thanks :D

Membership

November 3rd, 2013 19:42 (UTC)
[identity profile] agosto-agostino.livejournal.com
Hi~!
My name is Kate and I'm from Russia.
I've been a fan of Arashi for 1,5 years.
I promise to follow your rules, I won't reupload, repost, reencode, stream and sell your files.
Can I join to your community, please?
Thank for all of hard work!!!

November 4th, 2013 02:29 (UTC)
[identity profile] kjddiction.livejournal.com
Hi! I don't know if you're still processing/accepting memberships (i hope you do!) but i would love to join your community!! I promise to abide your rules regarding subbed files, and translations and I promise to be respectful towards other community members!

Clare from Canada -D

November 9th, 2013 06:05 (UTC)
[identity profile] iva-mardiani.livejournal.com
hi, my name is Iva. I love arashi so much since 1.5 years ago. ^^

I wanna join this comm. Of course, i will abide to the rules. NOT upload, take a profit, repost, claim as mine, reencode, retanslate, etc your videos/translation. Hope i can join this comm ... ^o^

November 10th, 2013 13:38 (UTC)
[identity profile] assylahodreal.livejournal.com
Hello. I'd like to join the community. I've read all the post's contents and I swear to follow the community rules. I've a 3-yr. old Arashi fan and with the very bad internet connection we've had, I could barely download anything. But we've recently changed our internet provider and now I'm having a better connection so I've recently been looking for communities where I can download old Arashi shows, then I found this one, so I hope you can add me into the community. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu m(_ _)m

November 10th, 2013 23:35 (UTC)
[identity profile] cheeze2888.livejournal.com
Hi there ^..^
I'm cheeze :)
Well, first of all...I would like to thank you for making this community :)
I would like to join your community..please...
I promise not to break any of your rules..
I respect it and willing to follow, abide it ;)
thanks so much :)
Hope I'm not too late..:)

November 11th, 2013 08:27 (UTC)
[identity profile] marisay.livejournal.com
Hi

I understand that this community is no longer active, but you have an old Utaban file that I've been looking for, for years. I've recently made a comeback to the fandom after being away for about a year and a half, due to health reasons (I stayed away from the internet in general while I was recovering.) I've missed it so much! I was browsing the internet to see if I can find some old files I had looked for previously, and I found a list at we_make_storm, which led me here. I know this is a long shot, but if you don't mind me joining your community, I would be more than delighted. I promise to follow all the rules and only use the files for personal enjoyment.

Thank you for reading this!

November 16th, 2013 15:49 (UTC)
[identity profile] hanamys.livejournal.com
Hi..i'm Hana form Malaysia..I promise I will abide to you rules..you can trust me ne :)

I hope you will let me to join your community. yoroshiku onegaishimasu :)

November 23rd, 2013 09:06 (UTC)
[identity profile] chinensiham.livejournal.com
hi ~
i would love to join this community and i promise to abide all the rules and i have read what is written here..
i hope i will be accepted .,
yooshiku ne ~

November 24th, 2013 14:14 (UTC)
[identity profile] ryl92.livejournal.com
Hi I'm Cheryl from Indonesia.
I've read the rules and will follow them .

Yoroshiku onegaishimasu <3

Membership

November 24th, 2013 19:42 (UTC)
[identity profile] antimiya88.livejournal.com
Hello! I discovered Arashi almost a year ago and immediately became their fan! I love their music, dramas and mostly their variety shows - they're just like a super comedy-dose! Therefore, I would like to enjoy your community. I have read your rules and find them nothing but reasonable. I have absolutely NO intention in re-uploading or anything similar with your subs. I just want to be able to watch my favourite idols on my computer!
*if the Comment is too long sorry! This is actually the first community I apply for membership!
Anyway, thank you for your time and really hope to get an approval... *crossfingers* :)

Joining! ^.^

November 25th, 2013 04:04 (UTC)
[identity profile] hanikey-28.livejournal.com
Hello there~!
I want to join your community. I promise not to break any of the rules. Promise! Thank you for your time!! Yoroshiku~

November 25th, 2013 23:48 (UTC)
[identity profile] raneepi1017.livejournal.com
hello, I'd like to join this comm
I read all your rules, and promise to follow your rules..
yoropiku ^^v

November 28th, 2013 01:37 (UTC)
[identity profile] belu150.livejournal.com
Hi there !!
My name is Belén I'm a big arashi fan since 5 years ago :)
I want to join to join to your community.
I promise that I will follow all the rules.
Thank you for your hard work <3

November 30th, 2013 05:12 (UTC)
[identity profile] luna146.livejournal.com
Hye,
Just found your community. really hope to join it too.
i promise to follow all your rules.
thank you.

December 1st, 2013 20:35 (UTC)
[identity profile] kuroiclover.livejournal.com
Hello there, I just found out your page. I've read all of your rules and I promise that I will follow them no matter what.
Please let me join your community.
Thanks in advance.

December 4th, 2013 11:40 (UTC)
[identity profile] hatori-sachiyo.livejournal.com
hi,
I would really love to join your community.
I've read the post and i promise to obey all the rules.
thanks sooo much for subbing. :)

konnichiwa

December 5th, 2013 05:52 (UTC)
[identity profile] rosemaster.livejournal.com
konnichiwa. I've just recently became an arashi fan. I find them cool and genuinely funny. I didn't realize how big their fandom was until I began researching about them.I like them all but my ichiban is Ninomiya Kazunari - that adorable, bratty DoS you can't help but love. ^_^

I'm grateful for fellow Arashians for sharing their subbed videos. I really appreciate the work since i'm a non-Japanese speaker. I promise to follow the community rules because I want more Arashians to enjoy the boys and love them all the more.

I hope you'd let me join this community. Arigato. ^_^