We have been thinking about this idea for a while, and initially we wanted to offer it as a common project for the world-wide fandom of KAT-TUN to make JE finally see and acknowledge that there are fans of KAT-TUN not only in Japan, but all around the world.
Never could we imagine that it would be in such moment and under such circumstances that we would be presenting this idea. Then again – now is the moment, when our boys – both the current 4-nin KAT-TUN and Koki need our support more than ever, need to know that they are still loved by us – their hyphens.
This idea was initially born out of a desire to show our support to KAT-TUN on a more regular basis – not as a onetime project, and a desire to somehow demonstrate both our boys and JE just in how many countries they have fans. Because there are hyphens in many, many countries – some have an established KAT-TUN fandom that counts thousands, and in some there are but a few individuals – but it doesn’t mean that those individuals’ love for KAT-TUN is less, so we really wish that the fans of each country have a chance to show it – and if we work together and help each other out – it is entirely possible.
Now to the idea itself – it is very simple:
- Once a month the fans of each country in turn create a postcard, something along the lines of this postcard that we created.
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The picture is whatever you wish (of course, related to KAT-TUN and original - no photos of members or yourselves), and you put the name of your country there and also – the common logo or at least the motto of the entire project "International hyphens support KAT-TUN".
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We especially made the logo black-and-white, so that it can be easily printed on a sticker
and put on the envelope as well, if you will be posting the card in an envelope.
It is important that the logo/motto is recognizable throughout the project</div>
- This postcard is then uploaded to where everyone can get it (we are prepared to create a special community for it on LJ and/or FB).
- And then the fans all around the world – not only from the country that created the postcard – print it out and before the certain date send it to JE ( Collapse )
Meaning that the postcards created in, for instance – Argentina, Italy or Thailand will also come from Russia, China, US and so on.
- Next month – the postcard is created by another country, and the whole process is repeated.
Such was the initial idea, but considering the circumstances – I think that the fans in many countries would want to show the support of their country as well, and if they sign up for this project and manage to make a postcard soon enough – I think that initially we may not wait a month for the next turn, or can even send several countries’ postcards simultaneously. The more support our boys get right now – the better. The only thing we hope for is that even after the first wave the project continues on a relatively constant basis.
We hope that you support our initiative, because in this way each country has a chance to be seen and acknowledged; and KAT-TUN regularly – one month after another will receive the evidence of our love and support, something that they now need really direly. Also - by sending the postcards for fellow-hyphens from other countries we can show that in fact we are all together – one giant worldwide fandom – connected by the “chain” of our love towards one band. All of us together – we are KAT-TUN!
Please, feel free to repost this wherever you think the KAT-TUN fans in other countries are more likely to see it – it is important that we do it all together!