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16 October 2016 @ 12:31 pm
Quick update and crowd-sourcing  

It's been forever since I last posted here. Man, I miss this place. There used to be so much activity here and I used to check all the Arashi pages almost every day (that was ages ago lol). Is it just me or LiveJournal has become really buggy and painfully slow?

Just wanted to check in to say that I have been doing great and I hope you all are doing well too. My birthday was this past weekend and I was pleasantly surprised to receive your lovely messages here (you know who you are, thank you!).

I am also so so glad that some of the links on this journal are still working and that some of you are finding my posts/subs helpful. I wish more links (especially hardsubs and Arashi-related videos) were working, but unfortunately I don't keep a lot of these older files anymore.

So guys, my question to you is: where is the next big Arashi/J-dramas community? I'm thinking of moving my journal and perhaps revamping it, and I would like to be somewhere close to you guys haha. Is everyone over at dreamwidth now? Honestly I have been so inactive I don't even know how to navigate communities anymore. Let me know your suggestions, guys!

Also, do we have any communities that focus on subbing? I know a few groups out there who are taking on some of the more popular titles, but I would really like to gather a small-ish group of folks who enjoy perhaps less-known and more mature movies and who would like to take on subbing projects with me.

Thank you all!
keiko1981keiko1981 on October 16th, 2016 09:13 am (UTC)
unsolvedcases - on Livejournal and D-Addicts sub old dramas.
Yuiyuizaki_libra on October 17th, 2016 02:59 am (UTC)
Ooh thanks for the suggestion. I have seen this group somewhere, though I'd like to just focus on movies for now.
gheyl_04gheyl_04 on October 16th, 2016 12:25 pm (UTC)
Welcome back to LJ! I also noticed that there are fewer active Arashi communities here - especially subbing communities. I think it is because of the threats impose by JE or people are just getting busier.
Yuiyuizaki_libra on October 18th, 2016 02:49 am (UTC)
Ugh that sucks. Hopefully that's not as big of a problem for subbed movies.

Subbing-wise, I noticed that a lot of older and more established communities have all disappeared. There are newer groups but they don't seem to produce subs quite as consistently.
gheyl_04gheyl_04 on October 18th, 2016 10:29 am (UTC)
It really is! Though I don't want to complain because I am just one of the leechers here. Actually 2 of the older communities closed because someone break their rule and uploaded lots of their stuffs to dailymotion or other social media. And some FB communities had their videos taked down for legal concerns (by JE??). That was enough reason for them to close down their communities. :(
Lady Strangemmestrange on October 16th, 2016 02:02 pm (UTC)
I am on DW (dreamwidth) personally because LJ cocks up for me frequently and support has been no help at all. But everyone else is somewhere else, though I don't know where
Yuiyuizaki_libra on October 18th, 2016 02:52 am (UTC)
I feel you. LJ is extremely inadequate when it comes to support. I tried DW once, but something about it doesn't quite appeal to me. Honestly I think everyone else is either here, or inactive (like me lol).
Rizz is Myne:Jan is Nice: aibashiianne_xxyl on October 16th, 2016 04:46 pm (UTC)
Arashi subbing communities are still mostly here though not as big/active as they used to be. Some are in tumblr but I think they mostly sub clips and upload stuff over at dailymotion? I'm not sure because I don't go there much.

Less-known, more mature movies, yay! If you need people for the technical stuff, (timing,type,encode,etc.), I'd love to help.
Rizz is Myne:Jan is Niceianne_xxyl on October 16th, 2016 04:50 pm (UTC)
And belated happy birthday! :D
Yuiyuizaki_libra on October 18th, 2016 03:41 am (UTC)
I'm on dailymotion all the time actually, because there are a few raw uploaders over there who are super quick with updating. I agree with you about subbing communities not being as active.

I was thinking if we could get a couple of people to form a small team, we can perhaps get a new page going over at LJ or DW or something. Maybe we can also do some recruitment?
Rizz is Myne:Jan is Nice: bare-back ninoianne_xxyl on October 18th, 2016 03:27 pm (UTC)
Even raw files are difficult to obtain these days.

I'm cool with that~ Any name ideas?
Yuiyuizaki_libra on October 22nd, 2016 10:57 am (UTC)
Hmm not yet. Probably something cheesy :)). Maybe we can discuss this a little more via PM?
Rizz is Myne:Jan is Nice: bare-back ninoianne_xxyl on October 22nd, 2016 02:28 pm (UTC)
Sure, PM works well for me!
tintintinnertintintinner on October 17th, 2016 08:36 am (UTC)
belated happy birthday :)

as much as i would like to help you with subbing, i can't speak nor read japanese :(
Yuiyuizaki_libra on October 18th, 2016 02:54 am (UTC)
Haha no worries. I'm actually looking for people who can help out with the proofreading or the timing, since I'll be mainly translating anyway. :)
tintintinner: pic#126306032tintintinner on October 18th, 2016 08:53 am (UTC)
If it's proofreading then I can help out. Hehe
Yuiyuizaki_libra on October 22nd, 2016 10:58 am (UTC)
Perfect! Is PM the best way to reach you?
tintintinnertintintinner on October 23rd, 2016 01:01 am (UTC)
i sent you a pm with my email address :)
dorama_of_life on October 19th, 2016 09:36 am (UTC)
I could help with timing and belated habby birthday!
Yuiyuizaki_libra on October 22nd, 2016 10:58 am (UTC)
Thanks! Once I gather enough people, I'll get a small page up and running and maybe do an announcement here or something. Is PM the best way to reach you?
dorama_of_life on October 22nd, 2016 10:16 pm (UTC)

Yes, pm is a good way.

ginger001ginger001 on October 17th, 2016 11:24 am (UTC)
For subbing I think this is still the place... for fangirling lots of fans are all over twitter and tumblr (this one more about photos and gifs) but there is also lots of fans that fangirl over FB which I don't use... and post streaming vids there (which fuji is very active talking down lately for what friends of mine tell me).

Most of my friends are in twitter but also have their lj

hope it helps
Yuiyuizaki_libra on October 22nd, 2016 11:01 am (UTC)
Ah I see. I'm not really active on those platforms either lol. It seems like lots of older fans are leaving the fandom since they just don't have the time anymore. I'm glad there are people like you who have been here a long time and are still around. It's kinda a relief actually to see old faces here :)
j-seij_sei on October 23rd, 2016 03:15 am (UTC)
I agree with what ginger001 said, most subbing still takes place in LJ. I sometimes use twitter because the update is faster (but sometimes it's too fast and hard to go back) and tumblr which I didn't use.
In my case, I mostly spend time chatting with some arashian on LINE application XD
メグkeiko_artemis on October 23rd, 2016 04:19 am (UTC)
it's been awhile, for me as well. Most of the subbing community I used to love are all closed/inactive. I can help with the typesetting and timing like before, just PM me.

And belated Happy Birthday!!!
geradixgeradix on November 11th, 2016 12:12 am (UTC)
I always enjoyed your subs and glad to hear you are doing well. Just wanted to say thank you
nekoni_kobannekoni_koban on December 4th, 2016 08:59 pm (UTC)
if you leave LJ...
..please tell us where you go. You are one of the few people who like to sub the more adult, sophisticated dramas. I still remember the stunning work you did on 'Soredemo, ikite yuku' -- that's the kind of thing we badly need more of.

Honestly the world now is drowning in juvenile semi-literate fangirlism - the whole thing will end in tears.

yamachiilove16yamachiilove16 on April 11th, 2017 08:39 pm (UTC)
Hello! I just found your journal today, I'll be adding you if that's alright! It's great to see more sophisticated adult movies and dramas on here, there's not enough of those things being subbed these days. Thanks for that! I want to improve my japanese but it's hard to find things to watch that interest me and aren't super cheesy and childish and such... this is great!

I completely agree about LJ being less active but in terms of subbing communities, I feel they're slowly starting up again (especially H!S!JUMP subbing coms, although I don't see as many Arashi ones posting so frequently). However, I think most people come here for subs, even if LJ's not as popular for regular posting... if that makes sense. When it comes to downloads and subs, LJ's still the place to go a look for them first. In my opinion, anyway. I hope that helps!