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18 July 2009 @ 05:59 am
Hey, You!  
WELCOME TO


 
!!!!! <3 <3 <3

It's either you made a fatal mistake in going here, or you knew about this from my journal.

But however you landed in this community of mine, YOU ARE VERY WELCOME HERE!!! xDDDDDD

If you have no idea what this is for, well, it's simply an Arashi Translation Project. I will be translating articles of Arashi ONLY. But of course, there's more to it than that.

Your reason for doing this?
When I calculated it, it turns out that I was not a fan of Arashi for 3468 days since their debut.
That's 83 232 hours. Or 4 993 920 minutes. Or even more specifically 299 635 200 seconds.
And because of that I felt guilty, guilty for being so stupid for so long as not to be a fan of this amazing group.

Therefore! It so happens that I recently got addicted to translating, so I thought, I could use that *amateur* skill to, in one way or another, apologize to Arashi for committing such a mistake in my life. :)))))))))

My first agenda is to translate a total of ten articles, one from each year since Arashi debuted.
After that, I might go crazy and translate whatever Arashi stuff comes out. xDDDDDDD

Wouldn't it be useless? The articles have probably been translated before...
Oh shut up, non-existent entity who's asking me.
It doesn't matter. I'm doing this mainly for Arashi so issues regarding this project is invisible to me. xDDDDDD

How did you choose the articles?
Randomly! xDDDDDD I got the scans that were clear and could be read.

Is there a regular updating schedule?
It would be nice to finish before Arashi's 10th anniversary in September, but no, I still can't tell how fast I'll be in updating this.
But of course, just watch the community if you want to be updated. :D

Wha--? A community???
I can't imagine fitting ten articles in this one entry, punk. Since this is already a serious thing (yeah right), it should at least be organized. Membership/watching isn't needed, though, unless you want to be updated. :3

Will the articles be translated and posted randomly as well?
Nope. I will be translating from the year 2009 down to 1999. <3 <3 <3

Wait a sec. How reliable are these translations really?
To be honest, among all the translations in LJ Land and probably in the entire Internet Universe, these ones would have to be the worst. :))))))))) That's because I never formally studied Japanese. I had it as a one-year elective in high school and the rest is self-study and research. In other words, don't rely on my words too much because I recognize my sucky-ness HAHAHA!!! However, I don't mind it that much to be corrected because being corrected means free Japanese lessons fufufu. :3



Tags Explanation!
IDOL WORK
Related to their activities as idols such as concerts, dramas, plays, TV Shows, radio shows, and the like. If mentioned only a few times, it will still have this tag.
LOVE
Because there's a lot related to this it needs its own tag. And we all want to be an Arashi member's ideal person, right? :)))))))))
FUN
Love talks can be fun, but this category leans more toward "weird" and "crazy." These are articles that have a major LOL effect on readers. And included here are the fun stuff like the cute charts and all. If the information is serious, though, it's under "Information."
HOBBIES
We know that Arashi also has their own hobbies, like Leader's art and Nino's magic tricks. If they're mentioned in the article even once, the entry will have this tag.
EXTRA
These are the ones totally out of this project's current main agenda (whatever it may be). These are usually newly-released articles at the time and are more or less translated just because the moderator is too stubborn to go read other people's better translations.
INFORMATION
Facts about Arashi and its members like profiles, schedules, etc. If they mention it themselves the entry wil also have this tag.
QUIZ:GROUP FORMAT
These are the ones labeled "Quiz" in the articles, so even if they seem like Q&A's they will have this tag. These are the ones laid out as though each question had to be answered by everyone first before moving on to the next question.
QUIZ:SOLO FORMAT
These are the ones labeled "Quiz" in the articles, so even if they seem like Q&A's they will have this tag. These are the articles where the group answers the same set of questions but the format is a total of 5 compilation of every individual's answers.
Q&A:GROUP FORMAT
These are labeled "Q&A" in their titles. Just like the [quiz:group format], these are the ones laid out as though each question had to be answered by everyone first before moving on to the next question.
Q&A:SOLO FORMAT
These are labeled "Q&A" in their titles. Just like the [quiz:solo format], these are the articles where the group answers the same set of questions but the format is a total of 5 compilations of every individual's answers.
DISCUSSION: OF MEMBERS
This is when Arashi talk about each of the members amongst themselves, for example if they discuss about who should be Aiba's ideal partner, etc.
DISCUSSION: OF GROUP
This is when Arashi talks about the group itself, like what's so great about being in Arashi, etc.
INTERVIEW:GROUP
These are articles or parts of an article wherein the group seems to be discussing among themselves and sometimes with intervention from the interview. If they're talking amongst themselves then this is it.
INTERVIEW: SOLO
Talking about themselves, their interests, etc. Usually they follow a theme or topic. And this is the one where in involves all of them, because don't they have solo articles as well? I've decided not to do individual articles for now since this is for Arashi, after all. :)
BOOK
I promised to translate articles and nothing else, but hey, they're not the only sources of Arashi's yumminess, HAHAHA. This is where text materials and the like from photobooks and such will be.
REQUEST
Because even though I make a ton of mistakes, I still know a lot of things, and I'm willing to share them wholeheartedly. :) If somebody looked for a translation and I did it for them, it will have this tag. And hey, you can request for stuff to be translated, too, if you can trust me with that sort of thing. xDDDDDD
FOR ARASHI
These are messages addressed to the perfect 5-member combination known as Arashi. These serve as birthday, anniversary, and event markers as well.







あたしの愛する嵐へ

デビューから三千四百六十八日間ファンの居なかったなぜなら、

本当に申し訳有りません

 
 
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yammiedooyammiedoo on July 18th, 2009 03:13 am (UTC)
this is so cool rakkel. XD
themagiczebrathemagiczebra on July 18th, 2009 08:41 am (UTC)
That's too much, hahaha! xDDDDDD but thank you~~
Micchyhikasai on July 18th, 2009 04:42 am (UTC)
Thank you for doing this! ^_^♥
Otsukare! X3
themagiczebrathemagiczebra on July 18th, 2009 08:43 am (UTC)
You're quite welcome! <3 <3
angy85angy85 on July 18th, 2009 10:28 am (UTC)
I'm looking forward for your translation!
Gambatte!^^
themagiczebrathemagiczebra on July 20th, 2009 12:45 am (UTC)
Thanks so much~~ <3 <3 <3
Shirahimeheartilly26 on July 20th, 2009 02:07 am (UTC)
looking forward to your translations ^_^
themagiczebrathemagiczebra on July 20th, 2009 02:20 am (UTC)
Thank you~~ And welcome to the community~~ <3
Liz: Yattarainawallis on July 20th, 2009 02:34 am (UTC)
がんばってよ! This sounds like an amazing project, and I wish you the best in attempting it. :D Are you doing just translations, or making them into scanlations?
themagiczebrathemagiczebra on July 20th, 2009 02:44 am (UTC)
Hmm...Well, for now it's just translations and probably itsy-bitsy thumbnails of the articles (for the sake of distinguishing one from another), but scanlations have never crossed my mind. xDDDDDD I'll have to think about it, though it's a wonderful idea. Thanks for bringing it up! :3

By the way, your icon made my day. <3 <3 <3
Moriah: Arashi- Group 10 Yearsall4cyanide on July 20th, 2009 03:05 am (UTC)
I wish you the best of luck! I just feel happy I discovered Arashi at all. However, if this is how you make it up to them...XDDD I look forward to your future works!
themagiczebrathemagiczebra on July 20th, 2009 05:02 am (UTC)
:))))))) This is how bad I feel about ignoring them for all that time! And to think that I caught a few episodes of "Hana Yori Dango" and I also saw their "Hero" video. xDDDDDD With HanaDan I just thought, how come Rui's more attractive to the girl (I didn't even know the character's names!) when that grumpy guy's more interesting? :))))))) And I thought Nino was so cute in "Hero." But that was it. SO STUPID of me to have stopped there and ended up missing 9 years+ of their career..!!
daisuki_arashi: ~juntoshi forever~daisuki_arashi on July 20th, 2009 04:31 am (UTC)
HI there! thank you for doing this and I wish you all the best of luck and sure know that I shall support you and you don't have worry because it's never too late to be a fan of arashi I say XD

In advance thank you for doing this. Arashi shall be proud of you ne?!!!

XD
themagiczebrathemagiczebra on July 20th, 2009 05:11 am (UTC)
"Arashi shall be proud of you ne?!!!"
This made me so happy I became teary-eyed! xDDDDD

And yes, better late than never, right? I went through 9 years and something-months of their career in a matter of 4 months, and I'm still missing out on A LOT, like not having watched any of their concert DVDs and not knowing anything about their junior/early days. GOSH. xDDDDDD
However, I won't stop trying to catch up with Arashi and everyone else! :D
fox_sillyfox_silly on July 20th, 2009 06:04 am (UTC)
Hi, wish u all the best^^. Thanks u for doing this^^.
Ganbatte^^.
themagiczebrathemagiczebra on July 20th, 2009 07:07 am (UTC)
Thank you and you're welcome~! <3 <3 <3
alaruberalaruber on July 20th, 2009 07:28 am (UTC)
i m looking forward to ur trans :)))
gambatte ne :)
themagiczebrathemagiczebra on July 20th, 2009 09:41 am (UTC)
Thanks so much dear~ <3 <3
Kaitlynkitto09 on July 20th, 2009 07:54 am (UTC)
ah, now I feel like calculating how long I wasn't a fan >.<
I feel guilty whenever I get depressed about the low chances of ever seeing a concert then I start thinking of all the fans out their who've wanted to for years compared to my short fandom life of 4 months >.>;

Seriously though I love this whole set-up/idea you have here. How you got the community name, what it's about and even the 'apologize to Arashi!' link for commenting xD Good job, and I look forward to your translations =]
Ganbatte
themagiczebrathemagiczebra on July 20th, 2009 09:40 am (UTC)
4 months?? That's how long I've been a fan, too!! xDDDDD
March-April
April-May
May-June
June-July
Yep, I just had my 4th monthsary of Arashi love. <3 <3 <3
I calculated the 3468 days from 15September1999 up to 14March2009, which was when I first downloaded their song "Believe" and got addicted/obsessed afterwards. <3 <3 <3 I was in Biology class when I did the counting, LOLZ, and I think my seatmate was looking at me funny since there was a lot of "30,30,31,29,etc." in my notebook. :))))))))

And thanks so much for the incredibly nice comments, fellow late fan~ <3 <3 <3
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themagiczebrathemagiczebra on July 20th, 2009 12:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much~~ <3 <3 <3
And wow, yeah, I never thought about *new* fans like me. xDDDDDDD I guess I'll go with my pending second agenda: translate 1 article/per month/per year from 1999-2004, Arashi's first 5 years. It might be great to do it 'coz they were way hyper during those days (although they still are, LOLZ). :D :D
rinanisamane on July 20th, 2009 10:06 am (UTC)
Hi. It's a great idea. Now I know Why you use this name.
I'm not a fan of arashi since their debut too.
I don't know japanese language. I can't to do something like you.
I'm sad but I'll cheer you. Go !! Go!! You can make it true.
with love. ^-^
themagiczebrathemagiczebra on July 20th, 2009 12:19 pm (UTC)
Oh no don't be sad!! >_______< I couldn't do it before, too, but if you knew me in real life you'd know how obsessive I am when it comes to things. I go waaayyy beyond what a normal person would do for the things I love. I can't help it at all. And that's why I did this. :)))))))) And you can as well! As Arashi sings it, "You can make it through!" xDDDDDD
meggmegaffud7 on July 20th, 2009 10:26 am (UTC)
Gooosh! you're amazing! Thank You very much for spreading moooore Arashi love,...Fans like you deserve an award.....LOL, I'm also calculating my Arashi yrs. now......
Ganbatte!!! Arashi needs more fans like you and if you need help ( i can give you spiritual support?) I'm just here your fellow Arashi fan.
themagiczebrathemagiczebra on July 20th, 2009 12:27 pm (UTC)
Haha! It would be AWESOME if every Arashi fan knew their "Arashi age." xDDDDDD I'm practically still a toddler in the Arashi timeline! :)))))))))

And thanks for the support~! <3 <3 <3 Spiritual support is as good as any. Pray that my memory will improve because all that kanji in the artcles are killing my brain! xDDDDDD
Cerra: Aiba photographer; Ashita no Kioku PVcerraazizi on July 20th, 2009 11:56 am (UTC)
I'm SO joining this community. Seriously. And who cares if it's already been translated? Having a comm specially made for arashi articles is BEYOND useful. i mean, think about it, at least this saves me some time from having to dig up some really, really old archives at arashi_on. at least i would be able to look for those articles by simply clicking on the tags provided by this comm so... i wish you all the best with this project!!

p/s: i'm with you on being a late arashi fan. how could i have not known them sooner?? i should kick myself silly for that!
themagiczebrathemagiczebra on July 20th, 2009 12:39 pm (UTC)
YAY!! Thanksthanksthanks for joining~ I will definitely do my best~~ <3 <3 <3

Honestly, when I think about how long I failed to notice Arashi, I want to curl up somewhere and wonder WHERE THE HELL I'VE BEEN ALL THAT TIME. >_________> Five years would've been okay, but NINE+??? This whole thing therefore is both an apology and self-punishment [that I'm totally enjoying]. :))))))))
(no subject) - cerraazizi on July 20th, 2009 01:03 pm (UTC) (Expand)
taiwanf4saletaiwanf4sale on July 20th, 2009 12:09 pm (UTC)
i think that's amazing! you were able to compute how many days it was! ^^
and your project of translating from 2009 and 1999 would be definitely appreciated! looking forward to them! ^_~
themagiczebrathemagiczebra on July 20th, 2009 12:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you sooo much~~ <3 <3
It was the first time that the calendar in my cellphone was put to good use. :))))))) And good thing the date when I downloaded "Believe" was saved--that was when I COMPLETELY fell for Arashi. <3 <3 <3
guchikguchik on July 20th, 2009 12:36 pm (UTC)
Sugoi! Ganbatte! I look forward for your projects.
themagiczebrathemagiczebra on July 20th, 2009 12:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much!! <3
cacicu29cacicu29 on July 20th, 2009 01:24 pm (UTC)
hey this is so cool. i wanna join this community... :)
themagiczebrathemagiczebra on July 20th, 2009 10:00 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome to join~~ <3 <3
Hazel: Sakuraibalabeledlikeme on July 20th, 2009 02:45 pm (UTC)
how insightful :) what a great idea :D
*watches* XD
themagiczebrathemagiczebra on July 20th, 2009 10:02 pm (UTC)
thanks so much~~ <3 <3
nilad5nilad5 on July 20th, 2009 03:56 pm (UTC)
how exciting! can't wait to read what you release. ouen shimasu!
themagiczebrathemagiczebra on July 20th, 2009 10:04 pm (UTC)
thank you very much~~ <3 <3
by the way, your icon makes me drool~~ :)))))))) <3 <3 <3
lily: Sho NYClily4nikolai on July 21st, 2009 04:00 am (UTC)
Cool! Thanks for a new community for only translations!!! ^^ I will join ^^ Ganbare! =D
public_class_kcpublic_class_kc on July 21st, 2009 03:03 pm (UTC)
yahoo! i'm joining. looking forward to your translations. thanks for this. :D
c_alenc_alen on July 22nd, 2009 03:03 am (UTC)
congrats for new community. i'm joiniiiiiinggggg!!
i will look forward for more of your translation.
ganbatte!!!!
MatSyuJunbokunosubete on July 22nd, 2009 11:02 am (UTC)
Since i'm pretty much guilty too,i'll be watching you.Ganbare! <33
shojun70v3shojun70v3 on July 22nd, 2009 06:17 pm (UTC)
ahh awesome idea!!
thats really nice of you!
shopgirl02shopgirl02 on July 24th, 2009 07:09 am (UTC)
Thank you so much in advance for all your hard work!!!

And the best wishes on this proyect sounds amazing, gamabate kudasai!