BTS recently released the teaser images and video for their 2022 Season’s Greetings video, and, as expected, it delivered on every level. With the members taking on both villain roles, and also may be hinting at a future rock concept!
However, after the images were posted, many ARMYs instantly took to Twitter and started trending words like “Wattpad” and “Y/N” after they thought that many of the ideas and concepts within the video seemed like something seen in stories and tweets shared by BTS fans.
In particular, one user shared that they thought that producers must read the website Wattpad, which is a website where anyone can post stories and is the home for many fanfictions.
i just know bighit producers read wattpad pic.twitter.com/kOirYyYeGu
— googie pics trading centre ♡ (@kookscl0wn) October 31, 2021
In particular, the two scenes that fans have noticed seemed to be straight out of a fanfiction story were Jimin and Jungkook’s part. In the scenes, it felt as if the two members were talking directly to fans. In any good fanfiction, the person on the other side is known as “Y/N” or “your name.” It allows the reader to insert themselves into the story.
Aside from the clips, the images of the members caught the eyes of fans. With their different personalities and characters, each of them looks as if they came straight out various stories from Suga as the romantic pianist, V as the fortune teller, and Jin as the gamer who falls the lead character falls in love with.
As expected, once the previews were shared, fans went straight on social media to share the fact that they know that BigHit has been lurking on fan websites and reading what ARMYs write.
hybe was definitely reading some wattpad for this video i’m- 😭
— ᴮᴱH⁷ᴴᴼᴾᴱ🍀 (@hopeworldcx) October 31, 2021
Bighit copying wattpad army's pic.twitter.com/hvppfJltVA
— Meghna⁷ 🦋 (@meghnapanagare) October 31, 2021
Yet, many others refuted this and thought that, rather than copying and getting inspiration from BTS fans, there were actually ARMYs working at BigHit. It could be the only way the company would know exactly the things fans like and put it into the Season’s Greetings concepts.
Yet, despite who thought of it, there is no denying that ARMYs couldn’t get enough of the concepts.
Armys : "I'm so broke wtf."
Bighit : "here's sexy villain bts"
Armys : pic.twitter.com/Ak7x3Fdp7S
— dilflomat's wifey🍓⁷ (@0UTR0EG0) October 31, 2021
if u listen closely you can hear all the bts ff writers fall to their knees bc how did they tackle the bts hackers au, science fiction au, fantasy au, pirates au, heist au, assassin au and ghost au all in 3 mins
— fawzul⁷ (@agustranda) October 31, 2021
However, it isn’t the first time ARMYs have thought BigHit employees have been lurking on social media. Earlier in the year, the group released a new video titled “‘Permission to Dance’ Anywhere.” During the video, fans thought they saw evidence of the group lurking on Twitter to find some of the inspiration behind the edits.
jimin saw your delulu tweets and decided to put you in your place pic.twitter.com/1WRFvUXWxk
— R⁷ (@serotonindan) July 21, 2021
namjoon was waiting for NONE of yall. he was waiting for JIMIN pic.twitter.com/fftAJCBmo7
— rest (@vmnstudio) July 21, 2021
As expected, BTS and BigHit continue to create content just for fans, and if it takes some lurking and inspiration from ARMYs, it is all done in the name of good content!
You can watch the whole video below.