special thanks to our universe, army • special thanks to our galaxy [ SYS FINAL ]
This design is more or less a nod to my now retired whalien52 pin as well as the WABP: the eternal mv with the whale and galaxy motifs. I chose 'galaxy' to pair with 'universe' because in our universe, bts is one of our many galaxies that make us who we are. That and galaxy also comes up in their song lyrics as well (such as magic shop, thank u namjoon) so I wanted this to be a somewhat whimsical design.
The word chosen for this tag is 운명 meaning ‘destiny’ which is part of the lyrics 다시 널 찾을 거야 운명처럼 from heartbeat w the rough translation of “i’m going to find you again like destiny”. A lot of army discover bangtan & their music during a time when they need them the most, and I am no exception. despite not discovering them super early on, I feel like I discovered them during a time of my life when I was rediscovering myself and wound up growing with them for the past several years. perhaps it was destiny or fate that brought us all together, but I wouldn’t want to have it any other way.
- 2.5 inches long, 1.25 inch tag
- screenprint & pearl (whale & moon)
- cutouts for the ring around the inner circle
This pin is part of my 7th anniversary pin series, the thank you series.
All pins in this set represents a thank you to bts, who have connected army together through music & lyrics, we thank them for making our world shine a little brighter and a little bit more magical. Each design of mirrors one of their thank you shoutouts they show at the end of every concert/ some of their other merch such as DVDs. So in a way, it’s my way of saying thank you & answering back to messages they left for us. The concept for this series also borrows from my wish series that I scrapped in 2019 with having a wish tag underneath each pin. The old versions were specifically for hyyh and pertained to each member and what they wrote for the 2019 muster wish tree, however this series will be phrases that I have chosen to represent what army wish for bangtan and/or what we are thanking them for.
I specifically designed these pins to be enjoyed by fans & non fans alike as all the pin designs are super subtly linked to BTS, but can also hold a lot of meaning too if you are an army. I hope that these designs can provide you with some comfort as you explore life & all the different paths you can take and encourage you to be brave, try new things, and overcome whatever obstacles that may come your way.
B & C grade pins have issues with screenprint (C grade have missing screenprint), B grade can have specs/dots on the pin and may have issues with screenprinting being misaligned & having marks or small areas that are missing. If the overall main or important parts of screenprint do not have major issues, it's usually classified as B vs C, B grades also may have minor under or overfill in enamel that isn't too noticeable.
C graded pins may have issues with enamel fill that are noticeable and in large areas. The issues with screenprinting may be that there it's missing screenprint, uneven or discolored screenprint. (See pictures below for info!) Usually these are in large areas or are more noticeable.