[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!

August 24th, 2012 10:51 (UTC)
[identity profile] akosipiuse.livejournal.com

I've read the post and promise to abide all the rules! Thank you for your love of the fandom.

I hope I can be part of your community!

Yoroshiku onegaishimasu. ^_^

(Putting my hands up!) Yeah! Yeah! :)

August 25th, 2012 19:46 (UTC)
[identity profile] kumiko-0503.livejournal.com
Hi! Kumie desu♥ Uhm... I love Arashi and I actually love ALL of them. My favorite changes from time to time and now it's Ohno-tan... I hope to join this community and be able to access ur subs because I really want to watch more Arashi vids... I understand how much effort u put into subbing and translating so the only way I can thank you is by following ur rules. I don't ever and WILL NEVER repost, retranslate, upload your or any other communities' works so u can count on me. Thank you so much for ur efforts and more power :)

September 2nd, 2012 13:56 (UTC)
[identity profile] lady-yu.livejournal.com
Hello :D !
I'd like to join.
I've read the post and the rules and I'm familiar with the dos and don'ts! I really am grateful for your hard work and for sharing your subs with us!
Looking forward to be a part of this community :D !

September 8th, 2012 13:25 (UTC)
[identity profile] andreja1989.livejournal.com
As in other communities, I also promise to obey the rules xD I hope I can join so I can get some subbed videos that I lack xD
thanks for hard work xDD

September 9th, 2012 04:49 (UTC)
[identity profile] vunga1605.livejournal.com
Hi, I'm from Vietnam
I've read the rules and I will follow them because it's the least I can do!
Hope I can join your comm

September 11th, 2012 08:58 (UTC)
[identity profile] fuwafuwa-mia.livejournal.com
Hi there~~
I just come across your community and i hope you didn't mind if i click the join button :)
I've read the rules and promise to follow them
Thank you =3.

September 12th, 2012 13:52 (UTC)
[identity profile] ultimatedbz.livejournal.com
Hello, I'd very much like to join your community. I have read all the rules and promise to abide by them. Thank you for the hard work subbing and sharing with us Japanese-illiterate fans.

I hope I can join your community soon! ^^

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September 13th, 2012 04:54 (UTC)
[identity profile] zahra-03.livejournal.com
Hi. I'd like to join the community. I'll follow
all the Rules mentioned.
I already sent my applicatioin in the past but
it seems that you haven't seen it yet
so I decided to send another one. ^^
I'll be waiting. Thanks! :D

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September 14th, 2012 20:59 (UTC)
[identity profile] maou95.livejournal.com

I'd like to join your community, and I've read your rules and promise to follow them!

September 16th, 2012 01:49 (UTC)
[identity profile] christinenath19.livejournal.com
Hi, I have read the rules and promise to follow the rules.. thanks

September 17th, 2012 02:42 (UTC)
[identity profile] stole-away.livejournal.com
Hi~~ I've read the rules & promise not to break any of them~~ Please let me join ^^ ty~~

September 17th, 2012 09:07 (UTC)
[identity profile] its2pmsj.livejournal.com
Hi! I would like to join the comm.
I will follow the rules and will not upload the videos, sell them, repost them , or claim them as my own.
Hope I can join! Thank You!

September 19th, 2012 04:51 (UTC)
[identity profile] shinigamiami.livejournal.com
Hi~ I've read your rules and promise to abide by them! I won't upload, sell, repost, claim, reencode, retranslate, or use them without permission.


September 21st, 2012 00:02 (UTC)
[identity profile] orangysodapop.livejournal.com
Hi~I am a new Arashi fan from Australia~
I promise to follow the rules and not to break them.
I have just become an Arashi fan in past few months. I love their shows and is still catching up with their news and previous shows. The more I watch the more I like them >w< Their shows are so addicting XD I love all members, especially leader, for he is humble and cute, cant believe he is already in his 30~

Hope to join the membership~love Arashi 4ever >w

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September 22nd, 2012 17:24 (UTC)
[identity profile] fangirlme.livejournal.com
I Promise!I will abide the rules:)

September 23rd, 2012 13:03 (UTC)
[identity profile] berri3.livejournal.com
Hello I would like to join your community. I promise to follow all the rule that were stated.
Hope I can join!
Edited September 23rd, 2012 13:04 (UTC)

September 24th, 2012 12:53 (UTC)
[identity profile] geekyoldme.livejournal.com
Hello dear!

I am Elfa from Singapore and has been an Arashi fan since 2007. I started fandom with NEWS but soon love Arashi after watching them. I just found this community, so please accept my request to join. Like others, I promise to abide all the rules in the community, never to upload videos on streaming sites, redistribute them, reposting, claiming them as my work, resell them for profits etc, NEVER. I will definitely respect your hard work and you. Will try to comment on every post when I take them since I do that on other communities too. (:

Thank you!

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September 24th, 2012 19:28 (UTC)
[identity profile] haruno21.livejournal.com

I read the post and I promise to comply with every rule detailed above and that will leave comments to thank you for this X3

I will patiently wait until you approve this ...the queue must be huge 頑張れ!O/ I hope you´re feelin better too

Thanks so much in advance!!!

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September 25th, 2012 00:19 (UTC)
[identity profile] arozuconleche.livejournal.com
hello!! i would like to join the community~~
i agree and promise to follow all the rules. to not upload the files to streaming sites, not claim as mine, to not repost them anywhere, reencode or sell for profit.
only for personal viewing!!
i hope i get accepted~~~ thank u for reading and for ur hard work on subbing!! x

September 27th, 2012 07:12 (UTC)
[identity profile] hi8iscus.livejournal.com

I would like to join your comm!
I read your heartfelt post, thanks for subbing and sharing so much thru the years!
I promise to abide by all your rules - not to share, repost, distribute, stream, sell or steal your hard work.
I only dl for my own pleasure.
Please accept my application?
Thanks for the hard work and the generous offer to share your Arashi-love with everyone.

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September 27th, 2012 10:14 (UTC)
[identity profile] froggyxprince.livejournal.com

Firstly, Thank you for all your hard work subbing. I could really feel your passion over the years. I have read your post and I would very much like to join your community.

I would wait as long as you would like, so take your time to accepting my application C:

I just realised i have not yet once introduced myself :x . I should at least do that? I'm Hicchan, a new arashi fan! Yoroshiku~

September 27th, 2012 22:15 (UTC)
[identity profile] tsuntsunc.livejournal.com
Hii! I'd like to enter in this community! I love arashi but sadly i don't know japanese T_T so i like watching subbed videos~ I promise to follow al the rules, to don't upload to streaming sites, don't sell subs, and all the other rules! Thank you! ^-^

September 28th, 2012 06:21 (UTC)
[identity profile] splashie-xyt.livejournal.com
I've read all the rules of this community and will follow and respect them! ^^

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September 28th, 2012 10:45 (UTC)
perfectlyimperfect: (Neck~ <3)
[personal profile] perfectlyimperfect
Hello there! I'm glad you have your own comm now. :) I hope I become a member of this community. ♥ And since you encouraged me of having to post Arashi gifs, here goes:

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September 28th, 2012 11:01 (UTC)
[identity profile] ninonia-earth.livejournal.com
Hi, I'm Nia from singapore :)
i hope i could join your community,,i reallly loves arashi and i hope i could know more about them through reality shows :)

i will follow all the community rules,,

i hope i could hear from you soon :)