Hey everyone, if you haven't heard, we are trying to organize a present for Mao's 20th birthday. We're going to compile a DVD with happy birthday messages from fans all over the world. Correct me if I'm wrong guys, but the consensus right now is that you can submit a video recording (the maximum is 30 seconds), an audio recording, a hand-written message you'd scan or take a picture of and send to us (it can be the background of your audio recording as well), fanart, etc - anything we could compile into a video. We'd like you to use your native language if it isn't English so Mao can see how diverse her fans are, though we'd like you to submit English translations with it, so that our subbers can add Japanese subs for Mao. This is the official sign-up thread for anyone wanting to submit something, so if you're interested, please post in this thread the following:
Your email (you can PM me or directly email firstname.lastname@example.org if you're uncomfortable sharing it here):
The type of submission you want to send:
As of now, the submission deadline is September 17th but that may change if editing will need to take more time. We'd like you to sign up ASAP so we have an idea of how many people are participating. I might also need some help spreading the word at any websites/forums/fansites you think would be interested, especially non-English ones and Golden Skate and FSU.
Let me know if you have any questions. If you want to participate in the making of it (subbing, video editing, promotion, etc), please visit this thread: http://www.maoasadaforum.com/mao-chat-f5/birthday-video-for-mao-participators-t842.htm. If you want to read the origins of this idea and how it started, check out this thread: http://www.maoasadaforum.com/mao-chat-f5/mao-s-birthday-t839-30.htm
(Other people helping with the project, feel free to chime in with anything I missed!)