*edit* i love the hugs project and will participate in that one as well, but this is of a different nature. see, the hugs project is a personal thing sent directly to himaruya, this is a public message to the world . this one contains actual voice, i want people to express how much they like APH through voice, and this is not only to himaruya-san, but also, to tell the world that people who love APH are there, and that APH isn't a bad thing, that many are supporting it.
*EDIT!* technically we're not in a rush here. while the hug project is to comfort himaruya which needs to get to him as soon as possible, this is rather to send a general message saying we exist, we support APH, thus there's not too much of a deadline, however personally i'd like to have this done within let's say a month.
well, censorship has had their voice heard for sure.
i think it's good time we let our voices be heard, by Himaruya-san, and to spread this so the wider community of Hetalia fans.
This is only a suggestion so far, feel free to say yes or no as a comment so i can know if this is possible to go ahead with.
I suggest that, from as many countries as possible, select one person, they can have 10 seconds teach to speak, in their own language (but i'll need the translated script as to do subtitles) , telling Himaruya-san anything they have to say, why they love hetalia and such. and then, in the end, say "I love hetalia" in their own language, then, separately, in english. that way, we'll have (insert number of countries involved) of voice strips giving him a message, ending with "i love hetalia" in their own language, and at the end of the video, a put-together chorus of "we love hetalia" in english.
also, a small collection of 4-5 pictures of the character/country speaking as each person speaks, this is open to anyone.
This is not to only tell Himaruya-san of our support, but also to show the world that hetalia isn't a bad thing, that we support it.
I can be in charge of putting it together and putting it onto Youtube, but if someone else wants to do it i'm completely fine letting this off my hands so they can take it.
how does this sound to people? we can have a vote on thebackground music (which probably will have to be more than 1, considering the length but this depends on how many people are in.
the video clip which is to go with this voice clip, i was thinking, is that for each country's 10-15 seconds, there will be a slideshow of 4-5 fan arts of that country. this is under the consideration that not everyone wants their face to be seen publicly, also, I was planning to make this using flash, and don't know how to work with actual video clips orz however if someone else who knows wants to take over and lots and lots of people (at least one from each participating country) wants to video themselves, then that possibility is open too. ^_^
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one person per country may cause competition but this thing can't go on for hours lol. right now what i'm thinking is that, there is a hetalia community online in lots of countries, for each country, someone can bring the news and they can work it out amongst themselves, either this or first come first serve on LJ. other ways you can participate is to draw the fan arts for the slideshow used with the sound clip (of individual countries) or contact and help the speaker (work amongst yourselves) with the script.
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if your country is not in hetalia THIS SHOULDN'T PREVENT YOUR COUNTRY FROM BEING IN THE CLIP. SHOW US SOME LOVE LOL every possible country who wants to particpate may do so.
I will open another entry later for sign-ups, which will include two categories 1) voice contribution or 2) picture for the slideshow contribution (old fan works or recommandations (for recommandations, make sure you get the artist' permission before telling me and giving me the picture) are welcomed, but it'd be good if the artwork is drawn by that particular country speaking)
the voice contribution i figured can be just on a first come first serve basis, seeing as other methods wouldn't be fair, and i'd appreciate it if you can only sign up for your native language. however this may not be a requirement.