Earlier today, HYBE announced that they will be releasing new web comics and web novels in collaboration K-Pop artists BTS, TXT, and ENHYPEN.
TXT, for example, will feature in a fantasy story called The Star Seekers, which tells the tale of a boy group who lives in a world where magic exists, unbeknownst to them. One day, they wake up and realize that they have magical abilities.
The web comic will be made available on digital comics platform Webtoon, while the web novel version will be released on Wattpad. The arrangement was made following news in January that Wattpad was acquired by Naver, the parent company of Webtoon.
Wattpad announced the collaboration on Twitter, saying “Something BIG is on its way.” They proceeded to reveal that the stories will be available on Wattpad and Webtoon starting January 14, 2022.
Something BIG is on its way ✨ Starting January 14th, you’ll be able to read stories created in collaboration with @BTS_twt @TXT_bighit and @ENHYPEN on Wattpad and @webtoonofficial. Get a preview of what’s to come 📚🧡→ https://t.co/QCKNooYdlC pic.twitter.com/n29aDD1XHq
— Wattpad (@wattpad) November 4, 2021
Eagle-eyed fans were quick to spot that there is already an official HYBE account on the platform.
Upon hearing the news, fans started trending “NOT WATTPAD” on Twitter.
NOT WATTPAD 😭
NAH CUZ IF BTS POSTS SCREENSHOTS OF THEM READING THIS ON WATTPAD I’M DONE https://t.co/LHN39YyR3z
— Jungkook’s girl⁷// ig:kingkookie.bts (@kingkookie_bts) November 4, 2021
Concerns stemmed from picturing the boys seeing the different kinds of fanfiction written about them.
PLS NOT WATTPAD 🤣😭😭 WHAT IF SOMETHING THIS HAPPENED AGAIN? WHAT IF NAMJOON COME ACROSS THOSE Y/N— FF pic.twitter.com/kLj5kBoGQ9
— yatt⁷ (@b0raheyjimin) November 4, 2021
Hybe is now on wattpad now imagine jungkook opening that app one fine morning and comes across that blood ink y/n fanfiction
— Shru⁷ (@bangtinyboyys) November 4, 2021
I’m dying HAHAHAHAHA PLEASE NOT WATTPAD, IMAGINE THEM READING IN WATTPAD AND ACCIDENTALLY SAW ALL THE FANFIC THE FANS MADE SPECIALLY THOSE FF THAT SHIPS TWO MEMBERS OMG PLEASE NOOO😭😭
— heeduengie (vote enhypen on MAMA) account on limit (@gene_eun) November 4, 2021
Read the synopses of the BTS and ENHYPEN stories in the article below.