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25 January 2016 @ 06:05 am
Figured I should update my current status.

So I checked soulsubs and my last subbed video was way back in September last year. Now the question is the community dead?

With the lack of updates and projects, it's almost as good as dead/inactive.  Right now, I'm concentrating in other projects, such as translating anime/manga-related stuff in my dreamwidth (btw, if there's a Gundam Wing/1xR fan here, you'll find related translations there ^_^).

But then again, it doesn't mean that I'm no longer an Arashi fan. I'll be their forever fan as being loyal is in my genes (see how I'm a GW fan for more than 2 decades, lol). I'm still updated with their activities like a dedicated fan should be. However, subbing really takes a lot of time compared to translating texts (in manga/novels). And since I work and travel (a lot), I can only translate during my free time. Thus, subbing became my least priority (like I mentioned before). I can still translate Arashi stuff, but seeing how active the Arashi fandom anyway, I'll be dedicating my 'service' to my other fandoms.

So to those who might be anticipating a subbed video update, I'm sorry that you won't be getting it for now. I'll unlikely close/purge soulsubs for now coz' who knows I might get active in subbing Arashi shows again someday. But unfortunately, I won't be accepting new members in that com until such time comes. Perhaps I'll delete the community once I'm sure that I'll never sub again.

Also my (almost inactive) tumblr will contain updates of my translations as well as fandom posts. Needless to say, it'll contain things not just about Arashi but my other fandoms as well (don't really want to create another tumblr account for my other obsessions). It's up to you if you want to follow/unfollow that and this journal.

That's all I can say for now folks. Subbing had been a good computer exercise and believe it or not, it also helped me once or twice in my real job ^^. For now, I have other means to practice my Japanese.

Til the day you can see rainbow-color-coded subbed videos again,

Current Mood: calm
pinn_chanpinn_chan on January 25th, 2016 12:30 am (UTC)

Hi there ! Can you approve me ? Because im really searching for arashi stuffs like crazy. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu. :)

Edited at 2016-01-25 05:34 am (UTC)
late_arashifanlate_arashifan on January 26th, 2016 07:25 am (UTC)
Try http://arashiproject.livejournal.com/ if you haven't already.
And much thanks to the OP for all your effort and brainwork on translating all those videos. GG
malena_tomoemalena_tomoe on January 25th, 2016 12:52 am (UTC)
:( is sad bit I'm happy that you're fine.

I understand, sometimes you need to do others things. I'm happy that you still be an Arashi fan. Good luck in your others projects ;) I hope see you soon!!!
d0wn_l0add0wn_l0ad on January 25th, 2016 01:10 am (UTC)
I am so happy to read something from you and I hope to see you again soon....
shoyuko_audrisshoyuko_audris on January 25th, 2016 01:42 am (UTC)
i really hope you wont purge/delete your comm.
there's some gold videos in there thats only available for stream and not download.
however, i understand how life can be busy for everyone and i wish you all the best!
i really love your subs and hopefully we can see your rainbow colour coded subs again one day!
aya_kanyonaya_kanyon on January 25th, 2016 02:14 am (UTC)
it's great to know you're doing fine ^^
we understand your situation very well,
it's nice to do something you like~
tippyrose: My Lovetippyrose on January 25th, 2016 03:30 am (UTC)
Thank you for all your hard works in the past. I'm really appreciated your kindness with grateful.
Hope you come back one day.
ogurishunnoaeinogurishunnoaein on January 25th, 2016 03:49 am (UTC)
it's good to see a post from you again.
i always appreciated your hard work subbing arashi vids before.
till next time!
nadzsanznadzsanz on January 25th, 2016 04:30 am (UTC)
to know you wont close the community is good.
I hope to see you in the future. :)
michangirlmichangirl on January 25th, 2016 04:36 am (UTC)
I'm glad to hear that you are fine. Also glad that you will not close/purge this community. I'll just wait around. See you again later.
dessy212dessy212 on January 25th, 2016 05:05 am (UTC)
Ohisashiburi... I'm happy that you are fine... I'll be waiting you. I really hope to see you again soon. Good luck!!!
mu_nessmu_ness on January 25th, 2016 05:42 am (UTC)
I just wanted to say thank you so much for sharing your subs thus far. I really appreciate it and your subs got me back into Arashi again. <3 So thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am glad you are working on other things. Wish you all the best in whatever you decide to do! :D
mimi_arashi: pic#122496602mimi_arashi on January 25th, 2016 06:02 am (UTC)
Thanks for all your hardwork in subbing arashi video..i love this community so much..i really hope that you won't close/purge this community..
Anyway, i always wish all the best for you..
Lizzynijinoyuki on January 25th, 2016 06:12 am (UTC)
I really appreciated the subs you did for us fellow arashians!
(*^^*)! (I'll follow you on tumbr! I love manga/anime, too) I hope you have fun in your new projects!(´ω`★)
orsa2012orsa2012 on January 25th, 2016 06:23 am (UTC)
Aw that's sad!! But I'll wait for your subs anytime.. they r great!!

I understand how it's time consuming.. so whenever you feel like it!! Hope you won't close it!! See ya around!!
Lao: shokawaiilaoracci on January 25th, 2016 07:11 am (UTC)
It's good to read something from you ^^ and I hope you won't purge/delete your comm, too. I really love your subs, so I hope I can see your rainbow-color-coded subbed videos again <3
Thank you for subbing and sharing them to us for all this time and good luck with everything you do :D
landofoz84landofoz84 on January 25th, 2016 08:37 am (UTC)
Its good to hear again from you and I wish the very best for you. I am not a member of Soulsubs yet.. and really hoping someday that you will reopen the community because your hard works for arashi old subs are treasure (and rare finding)..
ヒ-バhibara95 on January 25th, 2016 09:04 am (UTC)
Hisashiburi !!
i really like this community it helped me alot thank you for your great works subbing videos it's not a simple thing & it takes time , it makes me happy to see that post from you
i wish you a good luck on your work & i hope that one day you can come back ^^ i'll wait for you , & one more time thank you for your hard work
aussiestormaussiestorm on January 25th, 2016 09:30 am (UTC)
So glad to see a post from you! I wish to thank you for all your previous subbing efforts, and to let you know how much I appreciate them. I can only imagine how much effort it takes, and how time consuming it is.

Good luck with all you are doing now, and hopefully, one day soon, we will see rainbow coloured subs again!

All the best!
ia_airia_air on January 25th, 2016 02:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you , thank you so much for all your subs.. for all your hard work.
I hope one day you will come back again, so please don't purge your community

see you again and good luck ^^
sunrize_88sunrize_88 on January 25th, 2016 03:41 pm (UTC)
aaawww...thanks for all the hard work! hope to see again soon in LJ :)

and please dont delete your account. i love watching the shows over and over again :)

Edited at 2016-01-25 03:42 pm (UTC)
atanahatanah on January 25th, 2016 06:40 pm (UTC)
It´s good to know something from you and I'm happy that you are not going to close the community, good luck in your other projects.
yamashooonyamashooon on January 26th, 2016 02:15 am (UTC)
I just really feel the need to thank you for all your works so far. Hoping to see you back really soon! :)
Claudiatsuntsunc on January 26th, 2016 09:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you for everything you've made for the arashi fandom <3 i'll wait for your comeback and good luck!!!!
Zewlazewla on January 26th, 2016 10:07 pm (UTC)
That's so sad to hear... :( Please don't delete the community, there are a lot of subbed files which I couldn't find anywhere else, so sometimes I just go back and watch my favourite videos again...
I understand that subbing is really hard work... but I always enjoyed your subbed videos (because you usually choose things that I like a lot XD) so I will be waiting for you to change your mind someday XD
Take a care! :)
dhannylyndhannylyn on January 31st, 2016 03:47 pm (UTC)
Hello mirei-chan =)
good to hear from you.. it's been a while..
very pleased to hear that you're still in the Arashi fandom and enjoying the things you like most.
I have to admit, I really miss your subbed vids but completely understand your priorities though.
just want to say, i'm sticking in this community till the very end (active or not =D)
All the best in everything! Once a fan, always a fan ne~

Edited at 2016-01-31 03:49 pm (UTC)
666dragon666 on February 3rd, 2016 04:35 pm (UTC)
yep real life changes and your time to do things changes with it.

i hope one day you do manage to sub some more stuff but totally understand if you never do.

so let me just say thank you for all you have done.
shanearashi3146shanearashi3146 on February 8th, 2016 02:02 am (UTC)
We'll be waiting for you! ~! Thank you so much for all the subbed videos.
gheyl_04gheyl_04 on February 8th, 2016 03:47 am (UTC)
Hi. I wanted to ask if you are still accepting friend request here in your journal? thanks.
perkyandproudperkyandproud on February 8th, 2016 09:28 pm (UTC)
*hugs you* Thank you for the update! I will hold onto the hope that some day you may return :) But whatever you do, please be happy and healthy!!
aprelia_chan: pic#125554867aprelia_chan on February 16th, 2016 01:09 pm (UTC)
Hai, I wonder if you will accept a member again in your comm. or just let me be your friend, I've search about arashi's subbed videos, and I found your account. But, unfortunately I just read your last post, and membership in Soulsubs comm. also closed. So sad, hope you'll return soon and accept new member again. please let me join,
13_03ar13_03ar on February 27th, 2016 01:03 pm (UTC)
Hai, i am new arashi fan from indonesia... i hope you can approve me...

thank you so much
jadezombiedolljadezombiedoll on September 4th, 2016 01:20 am (UTC)
I am glad to have followed your videos a few years back, here and on soulsubs.
Arashi made me laugh in the worst moments and also made my maternity leave less scary and demanding than it should have been.
Thank you for all of your translations.
micha ★ leesuhoonwifeymichasungbang on December 24th, 2016 11:24 am (UTC)
hello I just found out about the community soulsubs. I understand if you don't want to open membership again before posting there again, but please don't delete/purge it. if you're sure to never post there again maybe you could find someone to maintain the community for you for accepting new members. it'll be regrettable for newer fans who couldn't able to watch the videos that you've subbed.
I hope you can take that in mind
thank you