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13 October 2015 @ 05:57 pm
[sticky post] Welcome to Storm Freaks  
Calling all Arashi fans!!!

Join us in the discussion and have wacky, Arashi fun!

Important Notice: From the 1st of July 2017, Storm Freaks will be moving to Dreamwidth! Sign ups on our Dreamwidth community is now open! (You need to make a new sign up comment there with a dreamwidth account and hit the join button.)

About Us
We're a bunch of fellow Arashians, wanting to spread the Arashi love. This community will be updated several times a week with random Arashi fun~! GIFs, screenshots, news, rumors... this place is for discussing (almost) everything and anything about the boys!

Members are welcome to share to the community too! <3 Please see here for more details!

Why was this comm made?
We want a place to share and chat about Arashi, and have fun, light hearted discussions with other fans. Recently more and more fans are moving away from LJ, to twitter, tumblr etc... While those sites are nice, we still prefer LJ because it allows more interaction between fans. Hence, this community was born! We hope to make LJ and this community a lively place for Arashi fans once again.

Please help us make this a reality! Invite your friends to join this community, and take part in the discussions, games and events!!!

Why you MUST join Storm Freaks:
- Get the latest Arashi news, all in one convenient place! Twitter and tumblr are nice but... Things move just a little too fast doesn't it? Here at Storm Freaks, we'll pick out all the important news summarize it for you!

- Loads of discussion going on! From Arashi's appearance The Music Day, to drama ratings, to even... murder plots *gasp*!?!?!?! There's something for everyone!

- FUN FUN FUN. We have a ton of events, games, and activities to keep your occupied! Bored in class? Why not try an Arashi word search? Or test your knowledge of Arashi songs in Guess the Song? Or do a crossword? Be warned, the games are 100% hard but 1000% fun! (And if you still can't find the words/guess the songs/whatever, you can always discuss murder plans... Nuruhuhuhuhu!)

- Meet new Arashi fans! We have so many discussions, events and activities... There's like a million chances for you to meet and interact with us mods or other fellow Arashians! We do things like card exchanges too! You know, physical, handwritten cards! How cool is that? Join in the fun now!

- Storm Freaks Special Points System! On top of all the fun you'll get from participating in Storm Freaks... There's the Storm Freaks Special Points System! Earn points for simply having fun in Storm Freaks - taking part in the discussions, joining the events, and playing the games and activities! Top scorers every cycle wins prizes too! (Yes, real, physical prizes that you can hold, feel and touch. In this digital ages... We are bucking the trend and being unique!) And a new cycle has JUST started so now is the perfect time to hop in!

- Occasionally we share subbed/karaoke videos, or translations, or TV program reviews! Ok, don't expect too much of it. We're more into the news/discussion and random events/games... But once in a while we share some translations too!

- Psst... Having a headache over the need to hit XXX comments to join some community? Well, you won't ever have that problem again if you join Storm Freaks! We have so many things going on here... We will make you want to comment. A lot. And yes, please comment loads! We love (positive) member interactions/discussions!

Well what are you waiting for? Read on for how to join!

How to Join?
Joining is simple! Make a livejournal account if you don't already have one, then just leave a comment in this post answering the following questions, and hit the join button on top. (Logins from other platforms not accepted.)
- A short self introduction, where you are from (country).
- Who is your ichiban?
- What's your favorite pairing?
- What do you hope to see in this community/why would you like to join this community?
- Don't forget to hit the join button! <3 HERE

Why are we asking for these? For our own curiosity (stats!), for content posting purposes (so we know what pairings need more loving maybe...?), and most importantly, for giving out of prizes!

If you forgot to click the join button, etc etc, please make a NEW COMMENT after clicking on join (you can copy and paste the old one), otherwise your application will not be accepted.

Getting Started
New to the community? Be sure to read the Do's & Don'ts, and learn about our Storm Freaks Special Points System!!!
Ayssasskumoto on October 21st, 2015 04:26 pm (UTC)
ohhhh~ new comm! *o* congratulations! <3 I hope you don't mind me joining, haha i'm always ready for some arashi fun ^^
Hi I'm Ays, my ichiban is Junpon and my otp is sakumoto. idek why. those two. smh. haha I wanna join since it sounds fun and i'm currently on my vacation so i have more time than usual, i'm looking forward to this! <3
Hope you can consider my membership request~ Thank youuu~
j-sei: SFJessj_sei on October 21st, 2015 04:58 pm (UTC)
Hi there Ays! I'm Sei one of the mod here.
Glad we have you in this comm <3
We tried to make LJ more active. Please looking forward to our post and please do read other mod post!
niji_11niji_11 on October 21st, 2015 04:31 pm (UTC)
Hi there!

Yay, this community sounds like so much fun :-) Thanks for creating it! I'm from Europe and have been an arashi fan since the summer of 2011. I really regret that I came to know about Arashi only then, and I still have so much catching up to do on old variety shows and stuff. I wish I didn't need any sleep or that there were 48 hours in a day instead of 24 lol. I was Nino-baited, but my ichiban is Jun (although I'll always have a weak spot for Nino) and my favourite pairing is Juntoshi.
I think there are really not enough fan communities for our boys. This fandom needs fun places where people can share their love for the boys, and swoon and drool over their awesomeness. And I hope this community will be a fantastic place to do all that.
I'm looking forward to particpating in your activities. I hope you'll let me join.
j-sei: SFJessj_sei on October 21st, 2015 05:01 pm (UTC)
Hello there!
No worries, we will do some review for their older variety so our members can catching up!
We will post daily so please join in it for discussion or flailing!

Edited at 2015-10-21 05:02 pm (UTC)
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supercassie88supercassie88 on October 21st, 2015 04:39 pm (UTC)
wow~~new community... :)
Hi! I'M Cassie from the Philippines and a big fan of ARASHI :-)..I would like to join this community... My ichiban is NINO and my otp is OHMIYA...i wanna join because it's fun, I get to share sentiments with other ARASHI fans out there...I get to be updated with ARASHI.. :)
Hope you will accept me..
Thank you..
j-sei: SFJessj_sei on October 21st, 2015 05:05 pm (UTC)
Hello Cassie! I'm Sei, one of the mod here!
Hahaha, yes, that's why we made this comm, please do join us!
corsollacorsolla on October 21st, 2015 04:42 pm (UTC)

I'm Lissa been fan of Arashi since 2008. My iciban is forever Sho-kun. I love the adorkableness of Ohmiya. I hope this community where I can discuss and chat all stuff about Arashi with other Arashians. Hope I get accepted!
j-sei: SFJessj_sei on October 21st, 2015 05:07 pm (UTC)
Hi Lissa!
Wow, you've been a fan for a long time :)
Please do join in our discussion and random post!
sop2190sop2190 on October 21st, 2015 04:46 pm (UTC)
Sounds perfect!
I'm Solene, my ichiban is the super talented and humble Ohno, favorite pairing is Yama and I hope to as many stuff on Arashi as possible! Gifs, translation, rumors : i'm looking forward to it!!
I hope you'll let me join :)
j-sei: SFJessj_sei on October 21st, 2015 05:09 pm (UTC)
Hello Solene :)
We will, even random post about Arashi!
Looking forward to your participation :D
shige5shige5 on October 21st, 2015 04:50 pm (UTC)
hello my name is anna congratulations to new community
my favorite ichiban is aiba masaki my favourite pairing is ohno satoshi
i hope to see in this community drama , live translation and tv show from arashi
I hope you'll let me join
thank you
j-sei: SFJessj_sei on October 21st, 2015 05:11 pm (UTC)
Hi Anna!
Sure, we won't always do translations and reviews but please expect some in the future :)
I will discuss it with other mods about dramas/movies, why we didn't think of it before xD
lalalonnelalalonne on October 21st, 2015 04:51 pm (UTC)
Hi !

First congratulation on opening your new community ! :)

My name is Lala and I'm French. I'm 20 and struggling between work, studies and my 5 babies (AKA Arashi).

My ichiban is Sho-chan and my favorite pairing is Sakumiya because I can't help but be drawn by Nino...

Now communities are very closed and it's hard to get into. Since I'm a quite "new" fan, a lot of them has closed down or is not taking anymore membership. So I hope to meet people and to talk to people, com, like and answer ! :D

Hope to make some new friends~
j-sei: SFJessj_sei on October 21st, 2015 05:13 pm (UTC)
Hello Lala :D
Good luck with your work and studies :)
Please join our post to discuss and flailing. I'm sure you will get some friends with the same interest!
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lehoang208lehoang208 on October 21st, 2015 04:52 pm (UTC)
Hi, my name is Hoàng. I'm 23 years old. I'm from Vietnam, HCMC. My ichiban is Sho-san. My favorite pairing is Sakuraiba <3 <3 <3.

I love Arashi so much, that i would like to join your community. Your community do for Arashi fans, follow Arashi that enough.

Thanks for read my comt. Hope to be accept soon. :)
j-sei: SFJessj_sei on October 21st, 2015 05:15 pm (UTC)
Hi Hoàng!
We will update this comm with news and do some discussion post. Looking forward for you to join us!
klosh_01klosh_01 on October 21st, 2015 04:57 pm (UTC)
Hello :) My name's Klosh. A college student who really love arashi and japan. hahaha :D My ichiban is Nino <3 and my favorite pair is Ohmiya,. They never fail to make me laugh.
I'm looking forward in this community to share more about arashi... arigatou! gambatte~
j-sei: SFJessj_sei on October 21st, 2015 05:19 pm (UTC)
Hi Klosh!
I'm Sei, one of the mod here. I love Arashi and Japan too~ :D
Looking forward for you to join our discussion and even random post!
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kazuohmiyakazuohmiya on October 21st, 2015 05:00 pm (UTC)
I’m from Thailand
my ichiban is Nino
My love is Ohmiya
I like to join all community about Arashi
I not hope anything coz I will like all about Arashi
thank you for this commu
j-sei: SFJessj_sei on October 21st, 2015 05:21 pm (UTC)
Hello there :D
You've come to the right place!
Yes, we hope you can participate in our post!
KitKaos: Eita & Junkitkaos on October 21st, 2015 05:04 pm (UTC)
Joining :DDD

Even though this feels a little like AA :P ...

I'm Kaos from CanadaGermany and I'm Jun-bait through and through. OTPs are more on a flavour-of-the-day basis, although Jun is usually part of them.

I'd love to see some mature discussion, although fangirl flailing posts are much appreciated. Oh, and maybe I'll find a new moodtheme around here... Anyway, hope it'll be fun, that's most important, right? ^^
j-sei: SFJessj_sei on October 21st, 2015 05:29 pm (UTC)
Hello Kaos :D
I'm sorry but what is AA? xD
We will alternate between flailing and some discussions! Sure, I hope everyone can participate and post their fanart/fanvid also moodtheme!
hahaha, of course. Hope we can gave fans some fun with doing this ^^
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sushi4eversushi4ever on October 21st, 2015 05:07 pm (UTC)
A short self introduction:

my name is mari and I am a fan for arashi since 2006

- Who is your ichiban?
sakurai sho and aiba masaki

- What's your favorite pairing?

- What do you hope to see in this community/why would you like to join this community?
I hope to see some scans, discussion, fangirling, news I hope for everything really and I wanna join cuz I am arashian and it is very fun to be in arashi communities and be with the fellows arashian^^
j-sei: SFJessj_sei on October 21st, 2015 05:33 pm (UTC)
Oh wow Mari, you've been a fan for a long time :)

We focus mainly to have interaction between fans so discussion and fangirling it is! We hope many people can participate and of course sharing about Arashi too here!
Looking forward to your participation!
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dwf17dwf17 on October 21st, 2015 05:15 pm (UTC)

I'm an Arashi fan from the Netherlands. I haven't found a lot of fans in my country yet (even though I'm studying *Japanese* for goodness' sake, surely there should be *some* fans in the other 132 students that my year is comprised of???) so I take (read: cling tenaciously to) any chance I can get to experience more Arashi-goodness online (which is basically why I'd like to join the community).
My ichiban is Ohno and my favourite pairing... basically any that involves Oh-chan :) The combi I can appreciate the most when listening to their songs though is Yama. Their voices compliment eachother very nicely :D
I hope you'll accept my request to join the community~ Thank you!
j-sei: SFJessj_sei on October 21st, 2015 05:36 pm (UTC)
Hello there :D
Hahaha, there must be some fans in Netherlands and you might meet one of them here!
Lookig forward to your participation in any way :D
little_slick12little_slick12 on October 21st, 2015 05:22 pm (UTC)
I'm Chae and I've been on LJ for two or three years now but I've loved Arashi for way way longer. I'm a writer mostly, I have an Arashi fic community that I moderate, and I do draw occasionally. I'm currently going to school for an art history degree.

Anyway my ichiban will forever and always be Matsujun <3 I have loved him since I watch his as Sawada Shin on Gokusen. My favorite pairings are Sakumoto (OTP) and anything really involving Jun because he is my forever ichiban. I really would like to join this community because a lot of the arashi communities are fading away or on hiatus and I love talking to other people who love Arashi and want to share what they created or just thoughts they have about the five men that make up our storm.

Anyway I'm rambling thanks for making this community!
j-sei: SFJessj_sei on October 21st, 2015 05:41 pm (UTC)
Re: membership
Hello Chae!
Oh, fanfic writer? I'm sorry that our comunity do not receive fanfic advertisement but we do want to see your fanart! Please share with us here!
Yes, we hope we can make LJ to be more active, that's why we made this community :) Looking forward to see you here!
Likanastyad1994 on October 21st, 2015 05:26 pm (UTC)
Hello.My name`s Lika. I’m from Chine. My ichiban is Aiba.I love is Juntoshi.
I like to join all community about Arashi.I hope you'll accept my request to join the community~ Thank you!
j-sei: SFJessj_sei on October 21st, 2015 08:36 pm (UTC)
Hello Lika! Sorry it took a long time to reply, somehow your comment was marked as spam >.>

Welcome and enjoy! Please do participate on our discussion :D
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