Letters to our Pirates
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My dearest ATEEZ, you are my muse, my role models and my strength. The joy that you have brought into my life is endless and I thank you every day for this! When I think of you, my eyes glitter with hope ❤ The love you show me helps me stand back up again. I hope that you can always remember the happy days, and find comfort in those around you, and the memories that we’ve made together. My sunshine Wooyoung!!!! ☀ I thank you and thank you again for reminding me that I’m never alone and I never will be, and helping me find happiness in each day as it comes. “Don’t rush but don’t give up” is a motto I strive to live by. However life unfolds, I now realise that I was created to bear it. I promise that I will never give up. My dearest Yeosang, your wisdom never ceases to amaze me. Your selflessness and passion move me. Your ability to act with poise in situations of difficulty helps me to act with understanding, and become a person that lives earnestly. Our charismatic MC, all-rounded performer and heavenly vocalist Yeosangie, you will always be Yeodoongie’s favourite Doberman ❤ I’m always rooting for you Yeosang ❤ My dearest San, your kindness and conduct is incredibly admirable, and your sheer determination to persevere and strive for excellence no matter what encourages me to be the best version of myself that I can possibly be! Thank you for teaching me how to live lovingly ❤ The sun shines brightest from the peaks of the mountains! I love you 3001 ❤ My dearest Jongho, I could listen to your voice forever. Your vocal capacity is indescribably beautiful!! You are really one of a kind!! Such power and charisma and finesse - (even Bruno Mars would be in awe)!! Such artistry, wit and sophistication!! Our golden maknae Jongho, thank you for always making me smile ❤ My dearest Mingi, you taught me how to be brave. In the face of adversity, you led by example and showed me how to have courage! When others put me down, you helped me hold my head high. When I couldn’t fly, I ran, when I couldn’t run, I walked, and when I couldn’t walk, I kept moving. Collaborating with 90 Artiny during the Fellowship Atiny Exhibition and participating in The Atiny Trail at the V&A Museum (which ATEEZ visited personally!!) were truly the highlights of my artistic career! Thank you for believing in me. To my brightest star Seonghwa, you helped me realise my worth, and finally become the love that I was searching for. Instead of seeking the validation of others, you taught me to be proud of myself and how far I have come. We grew together and you changed my life in the best way. My dearest Seonghwa, you will always shine. 🌟 My spring flower, sweetheart and angel on earth Yunho!! My golden retriever and my energiser!! You feel like a warm hug on a winter’s day. You make living seem so easy! Thank you for being my comfort, and being a ray of light in this lonely world. The moon is beautiful, isn’t it? 🌙 My love Hongjoong, you are the kind of person people write songs about. You would have the most beautiful melody! My heart loves you so, so much Hongjoong. Words truly do not suffice. Thank you for helping me find myself, and inspiring me to express myself to the fullest. Let’s keep chasing our dreams together, okay? ❤ I hope to make you proud! My beloved ATEEZ, you are ATINY’s treasure - you are my treasure - and you will always have a special place in my heart ❤ I’ll always love you
- Inas, 17, England
To ATEEZ: I have been a fan and supported you since predebut/debut. I remember someone on Twitter posted the “pick me up” dance cover saying “they are about to debut, check them out”. I watched the video and was impressed! I’m glad I got to find you and be your fan. There’s a lot of things I want to say but the main things are that you are all very talented in everything you do. You are amazing people who are so nice and caring especially to each other and to ATINYs. And that you make us ATINYs happy.. When we have a bad day we watch your videos, listen to your music, and more. I’m glad I’m a ATINY and I hope to always be a ATINY/your fan forever, even in my next life! Thanks for everything and let’s be together until the end.. forever you are my star.
- Stephanie, 22, USA
Hi ateez! I just want to say thank you because you literally saved my life. I've only been an Atiny for a year but I feel like I've been following you since you started. You are so talented and you deserve the world to know it! I also want to thank you for coming to Toronto. When the dates came out and I knew I could go see you in concert I was so happy like all the Atinys who were present. Keep up the good work but take breaks too, the atiny want to see you healthy. Atiny and I love you xxx
- Alexanne, 15, Canada
All of Ateez have helped incredibly with my confidence and because of them I feel like I have another reason to keep going everyday. A lot of the time it's hard to feel like myself but when I listen to their music and watch videos, I feel like I have somewhere I belong and I just want to say how thankful I am for that.
ATEEZ I am so happy I found you! I am a new atiny, but in the 5 months I’ve spent listening to your music and watching your performances and content, I have become a happier and less lonely person:) thank you for working so hard, I am so proud of you and wish that I could have supported you since your debut. But don’t worry, I will spend the rest of forever supporting you!! 💚
- Sorina, California
You guys are so amazing! Thank you for working so hard for atiny! Please eat good food and be happy!
Hello ATEEZ! First of all, I would like to say thank you so much for everything you have done over the past years. Every year has been a new journey for everyone, and I am proud to say that I've been with you guys since debut. You have opened a new world for me ever since I became interested in you guys. Before meeting you, I've always liked kpop, but I never knew my world would change so much after you guys debuted. It makes me so emotional knowing that time has flown by so fast, and we're already approaching our 5th anniversary together. The amount of love, sacrifices, and hard work you have given to ATINY has been immense, and your sincerity as people is beyond amazing. I have never met such wonderful people before, and being by your side everyday is a blessing. You have changed me and everyone in the best way possible, and I hope to continue seeing you guys recieve acknowledgment, love, and support that you deserve. Each and every one of you has given so much to ATINY, and I hope this project is the best opportunity to give back to you guys, because you deserve nothing but the best. I want to say thank you so much for everything, thank you for being my inspiration, and thank you for being my source of comfort. I love you all so much, and ATINY will always be with ATEEZ no matter what. Truly, thank you so much, and thank you to our captain. 8 makes 1 team <3 PS: Yeosang, you're the most beautiful man I've ever seen
- Katie, 17, USA
I really wish I was good with words so I could be able to tell you guys how much you really mean to me,, bc of Ateez, I met 3 friends who i love so much now and I consider like sisters now Ateez is a source of happiness for me and I’m so proud and excited for what the future has in store for you guys <33 I will always be here supporting Ateez, if the world is against Ateez i’m against the world
- Juli, Florida
You have grown so much since I first learned about you in 2019, and I can’t wait to watch you grow even more. Thank you for being comforting, for being so energizing, for being the shining stars in the night sky—thank you for being you. Keep being great; I’ll be cheering you on silently. Love you ♡
Ateez! Wow, it’s been awhile and I feel like life has been so much more fun with you guys in my life :) before listening to your guy’s music, i was lost, lonely, and wasn’t my best. Your song One Day at a Time was playing on a tiktok video and the melody and song caught me at first. As I really listened to the song and what the song means, it really filled in a piece of my life where I felt alone and empty. It felt good to know that I can go to you guys whenever I was feeling down or when I feel like I’m not doing so well in life. Just watching you guys work hard, having fun, and being so grateful makes me feel like I should do the same and be a greater me every day. Thanks to you guys, Ateez, I know to always take life one day at a time. Thank you for always looking out for yourselves, Ateez, and Atiny! I always look forward to seeing you guys on tour performing live. It’s so so amazing and I hope every Atiny can experience the most passionate, energy filling, and one of a kind performance Ateez puts on for these tours. It’s truly the best. I hope you guys always stay safe and healthy! You guys are my pirate ship that helps me sail through rough waters. With pirate songs, amazing views and visuals, and the best and most passionate dancing waves. Thank you Ateez for making me the most grateful and proud Atiny. I will forever cheer you guys on from wherever i’m at and wherever you guys are no matter how far! Atiny has you like you have us! Let’s all look out for each other :) I love you guys so much and thank you again Ateez <33
- Lani, 21, USA
I want to start off by thanking you for inspiring me to do the things I enjoy, rather than to do what I think is required of me. I want to thank you for inspiring me to be strong and to remember that my happiness is my strength, and reminding me that being happy in what I do is so important. But more than that I want to tell you that you have given me so much comfort when I was scared. I am an only child, and I sometimes feel I have no one to rely on who I can trust. You have given me comfort and help me find the people who I can trust. Even the people I haven’t found through you, get connected back — I have found a web of love and care only strengthened by your presence.
Thank you for reminding me that I can accept the love of others, even when I am scared I might not deserve it. Thank you for making me happy! Lets be together for a long time as ATEEZ and ATINY. <3
- Ria, 23 USA
Ateez, Thank you so much for bringing me happiness and friendships I never would have. Because of Ateez I have met a lot of people along the way who I truly love and appreciate. When I listen to you guys I always have a sense of feeling like I belong and am cherished. Thank you so much for everything you guys have done.
Yall are doing amazing! I love you ❤️
I'm so happy to have found ATEEZ. They truly have changed my life for the better. I don't ever wanna live without them. ATEEZ and destiny is real and I'm so proud to call myself an Atiny.
- Chelsea, 27, USA
Hongjoong, Seonghwa, Yunho, Yeosang, San, Mingi, Wooyoung, Jongho: You say we are the stars in your hearts but you are also the stars in ours. Our stars that we look to in the dark to bring us light, comfort, and our way home. ATINY will gaze up at you for eternity. We love you.
- Jaime 제이미, South Korea
Thank you so much for always offering a light on my darkest days. Ateez has always offered me comfort and I am so proud of how far you’ve all come. It’s been such an honour to watch you all grow and gain more confidence through the years. I’ll be here for many more wins, so proud of you all. I’ve met many of my closest friends thanks to Ateez, I will always be grateful for atiny, much like they’re my family.
- Max, 19, United Kingdom
Ateez, thank you for being my guiding light and my strength. Your words and music motivate me to keep pushing forward when everything is too hard. Thank you for being such great role models and working so hard, it must have been difficult to not give up sometimes but remember Atiny is always supporting you every step of the way :)
I just want to say thank you so much for being my inspiration, everything you all say and do inspires me so much. Thank you for coming into my life and showing me how to set and achieve my goals and how to never give up on my dreams. Thank you for being you and being the best you possibly can be. Thank you for everything! 8 makes 1 team 💗 I will always stand with and beside you
Thank you so much for everything.
I couldn’t imagine my life without you in it, you’ve truly brightened up my world. I’ve met so many great friends because of ateez and have made amazing memories that i’ll never forget. You’ll forever be in my heart ATEEZ ! 💗
Thank you for giving me strength every single day and for being able to put a smile on my face when I really need it. Seeing you in Berlin was undoubtedly one of the best things that ever happened and you are the reason this evening will forever be unforgettable. It might be just another concert for you, but it really means a lot to atiny and the energy & love you provide us with makes us truly happy, which I hope you are able to feel as well. I wish to see you a million times again. Thank you for everything, we appreciate all your efforts with our whole hearts and I hope you will forever be happy <3
ATEEZ! I cannot thank you enough for being who you are and doing what you do, I am so so grateful that I found you and becoming an ATINY was the best thing I’ve ever done! You are all so beautiful, talented, amazing and overall the sweetest, most humble band I know. Becoming an ATINY literally saved my life and pulled me out of a dark place and you guys give me a reason to live so for that I’m so so thankful! I love you guys so so much!! P.S please come to australia <333
- Jamila, 18, Australia
Hi Ateez !! ^^ I would like you to know that you mean a lot to the atinys and that you can't imagine how much more exciting our days are by your side even at the other end of the planet !! Your concert was the best day of my life!! You make lives better, you give us smiles and confidence, I love you to the end of the oceans my favorite pirates♡
- iliana, 15y, from Belgium
I want to say thank you for being yourselves. Also, for giving me, an Atiny, strength to follow our dreams an the inspiration for being ourselves 🤍
- Nuria, Spain
My dearest Ateez,
First of all, thank you for always being there for us whenever you can. You help me getting through tough times and you have been my safe place I can escape to since I got to know you at your debut. Especially with your song 'Sunrise' you give me so much strength and comfort and I am so glad you perform it on this tour. It is such a pleasure seeing you and I have been enjoying every single moment of your concerts. I hope you will come to Germany again someday, so we can share more beautiful moments together 💕
Before we get to meet again, I wish you would get some rest. Stay healthy and please don't overwork yourselves <3
Because you give us everything you can, I want to give you back even more. This is why I will always be supporting you. Let's keep this up for forever!
Your fellow Atiny Leonie
Ateez !! Thank you for being on our side ! Thank you for always being so wonderful and keeping our spirits up !! It’s rare to find good people, on whom we can count on, but you are an exception. Everyone would for sure agree with me there’s no doubt ! Personally when I’m feeling down I always go watch your videos, sometimes they just pop up and I’m instantly happy again. It happens a lot that I cry when seeing some of your videos etc, but only because I’m so happy that you exist !! I hope you will live happily and that you all will have lots of fun during your lives !! I hope you’re as happy as we are for having you !!
- Helena Skrzypczak, 17, France/Poland
Hello ateez! I just want to let you guys know that you are a inspiration in my life. I wouldn’t be here on this world if it wasn’t for you guys. The only reason why I'm breathing, it’s because of you guys. I love you all so much. From Ethan, an atiny!
- Ethan Ainge, 20, Utah USA
I just wanted to say thank you! for many atinys you are a retreat to just escape everything bad! Since I'm a fan of you I'm mentally better and I have found many friends (atiny)! ATEEZ & ATINY FIGHTING!!!
I'm kind of awkward with expressing my feelings, so please bear with me! But I will do my best and hopefully, I can convey just how much you and your music mean to me and what you've done for me!
I used to be very insecure and unsure about myself, who I want to be in the future, and which road I will choose. I kept turning away from that decision until I heard "Pirate King". A friend showed me the MV and a few stages back in 2018, and I was absolutely mesmerized and even more inspired by you. I can't even begin to imagine the struggles you have went and are still going through in your life but when I first saw you I couldn't help thinking: "They fight for what they want. They work to get better every single day."
That feeling of inspiration just continued growing afterward. You made me feel more comfortable with the person I would love to be one day despite what others say about it, but more importantly, you inspired me to chase the life I want to live.
Of course, it doesn't always work out the way I would want it to. Even then you seem to be right there. Your music, your performances, your logs, your game episodes, your lives - all of it keeps me from falling back into the depth of insecurities.
I guess what I really want to say is: Thank you! For inspiring me. For comforting me. For making me feel happy and safe. For being you.
I love you.
dear ateez, thank you so much so everything you’ve done for me and atiny. i’ve been struggling a lot lately but i go to you guys and listen to your music so i can let out any emotions i’m bottling up. i’ve actually been a pre-debut atiny! june of 2018!! and i have to say.. you guys raised me as i didn’t have a childhood, you guys were my source of happiness and raised me all the way up until now. we are both still growing and learning different things and i’d like to thank you for the journey you have taken me on. i was at your concert in atlanta. it was the best day of my life, ever. i thank you so much for that. your song ‘Sunrise’ i always listen to that when i’m struggling, it keeps me going and keeps my head up. although we live on different sides of the planet, i know we’re still under the same sky. thank you for everything. i love you guys so much, make sure you eat well and please stay healthy, get rest too, don’t overwork yourself. thank you ateez, atiny loves you.
as in the lyrics from the song ‘From’
“if your head ever lowers and you fall down. I’ll be the reason you get back up quickly.”
- Kai, 15, USA
Hey ATEEZ! I just want to say how proud I am of all of you. Your performances are always amazing, your dancing is always outstanding and your vocals are incredible. Seeing you guys always puts a smile on my face and I hope knowing that also puts a smile on yours. Be proud of what you have accomplished because you deserve it. I’ve never felt this happy with any other individuals, and I hope the best for many years to come! You have helped me through so much and showed me what it is to live life at its fullest. As long as you guys are happy, I’ll always be a proud ATINY :) I love you guys and I hope you don’t forget your purpose. We’ll stick with ATEEZ until the end of their journey, right?
to my pirate kings
i’m so proud of you. i’m so happy to be an atiny 💕