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18 July 2015 @ 11:27 pm
Thank You and See You Later  
Hi Everyone,

Lyra here for most probably my last post here in AP. It's a long time coming and I'm sure some of you aren't surprised, but I've decided to step down from actively maintaining the community. I'll still be the owner and one of the maintainers, but as I've said, I won't be that active anymore. From this day forward, Dekka will be the main maintainer of AP, and I hope that you guys give her the support and the encouragement you have given me.

To this day, I still can't believe all that we have achieved with AP. We have recovered so many subbed videos, and I'm sure that you guys will continue doing that. I remember that when I first started AP, so many people were eager to tell me of all that could go wrong, and that this project wouldn't be successful... but guess what? 3000 members later and hundreds of subbed files reuploaded... Hey, we didn't do too bad didn't we?

This only goes to show what this fandom is capable of if we just work together.

Also, I'd like to take the time to apologize to everyone. I know I wasn't the best maintainer - I was always disappearing for long stretches of time, and for that, I am truly, truly sorry. I have no excuses to make, and I accept that the 'hiatus' of this community is mostly my fault. I do know that I am leaving you in capable hands, and I'm excited to see this little project of mine - of OURS - continue to move forward.

So... here I am, dropping by to say thank you... and goodbye see you later. Should you need to get in touch, email me at lyra.gill@gmail.com, or tweet me at @lygill. Working with all of you has been my pleasure, and while there were a number of hate comments and messages, most of you have been nothing but supportive. For that, I will always, always, always be thankful. This fandom, and most especially Arashi, have given me so much.

Again, thank you.

All the best,
Ayssasskumoto on July 18th, 2015 03:43 pm (UTC)
awhh :( i just wanna say thank you for starting this project! i really really appreciate it <3 and good luck irl~ <3

also dekka, これからもよろしくおねがいします~ <3
Joyce Moises Pangomlayensakujoyce on November 9th, 2015 04:22 am (UTC)
Hi :) I'm Joyce from Philippines. I hope that we can be friends :)
fatturtlefatturtle on July 18th, 2015 03:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you for everything! All efforts appreciated! ♥♥♥ goodluck to future endeavors!
resha22chadresha22chad on July 18th, 2015 04:19 pm (UTC)
I am so sad, but otsukaredeshita~
good luck with your "real" life
♥ Fish and Duck  (  ^ 3(  ^__ ^ ) v  ♥: kaimyri_kuro on July 18th, 2015 05:23 pm (UTC)
お疲れ様でした~ *hugs*
bibibibi_teko on July 18th, 2015 06:11 pm (UTC)
First of all, I want to thank you for starting this project. Reviving the dead links really meant a lot to us. I am truly grateful for what you and all the others who helped have done here.
All the best to you, and hope we will see you around in the future. お疲れ様でした.

To Dekka and others who are helping, thank you too! Looking forward to seeing this place grow stronger. これからもよろしくお願いします.
xdestroyingxdestroying on July 18th, 2015 07:16 pm (UTC)
This community is a true blessing, thank you so much for opposing people and starting it. I have been very happy to be a part of this community, and I really hope the community will continue to run (:
Thanks a lot for everything you've done for us and the community. Take care ~ ^^
MaShojuchi_kazunashi on July 18th, 2015 10:20 pm (UTC)
I don't comment much, but I'm still around seeing updates, and yes, this project helped us a lot. I remember the first time this project was suggested and I was very happy because I've always wanted those dead links to be up again. I remember downloading C no Arashi from here, maybe a year ago (horribly fast!).

It's true I'm an Arashi's fan since 2009, but there are links that I haven't managed to catch up on, though I'm sorry I'm not able to help due to being busy also, but I'm around seeing updates. So, I'm looking forward to see updates from you, dekkawai

Thank you for your hard work.

Edited at 2015-07-18 10:20 pm (UTC)
Megane-channoviprawita on July 18th, 2015 11:55 pm (UTC)

Thanks for making this community. It's a really helpful community for new Arashi fans like me to find their old shows and the C D G no Arashi are really interesting!!
So thank you so much for your hard work and for Dekka-san,yoroshiku onegaishimasu!

atenea005atenea005 on July 19th, 2015 03:01 am (UTC)
Hi and yeah it's a pity to hear that but I only have to say "THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME AND WORK" :)
take care and SEE YOU!!!(^o^)/
tsuji_chiaki: ninotsuji_chiaki on July 19th, 2015 11:24 am (UTC)
This is sad but thank you really!! Thank you so much!
trendyreftrendyref on July 19th, 2015 12:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for the effort you put into the comm. Really appreciate what you and the others who've helped have done :)
Wish you the best!
orsa2012orsa2012 on July 19th, 2015 01:16 pm (UTC)
Take care of yourself!! And good luck!!

I want to thank you so much and all those who worked on this project, cause i was able to watch things that were impossible to get!!! Domo arigatou gozaimasu!!

See you around the fandome :)
melons_saymelons_say on July 19th, 2015 02:21 pm (UTC)
Hi Lyra, nice to meet you. It is funny that this is the first time I greet you while I have enjoyed this community for long time. I have been amazed with this AP; I am truly grateful with what this community has done for us, Arashi's fans. Without many subbers out there that are so kind to spread Arashi's show, I will never be able to enjoy my life like now.
Thank you! And if you don't mind I will email you as well, I want to make friend. My name is Meiliana, by the way :D
All the best!

Edited at 2015-07-19 02:22 pm (UTC)
clovers92clovers92 on July 19th, 2015 03:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for hardworks that you give for all these years...and good luck in your life.
this is my secret identitydarkdropout on July 19th, 2015 03:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for all your hard work with this community!!!! You have done such a service for the Arashi fandom, despite the challenges, and I don't think we can thank you enough!!! Good luck with everything!!!