Beneath the Same Stars

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Zine
Title: Beneath the Same Stars
Publisher:
Editor(s): Les, kett, Amelie, Michi, Shakypen, Vintage Aerith
Type: Fanart, Fanfiction
Date(s): 2020-2021
Medium: PDF, Print
Size: A4
Fandom: Kingdom Hearts
Language: English
External Links: Twitter Tumblr
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Beneath the Same Stars is a Kingdom Hearts zine centered around the characters Aqua, Terra, and Ventus, protagonists of Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep and known by fans the Wayfinder Trio.

About

The zine first opened its social media accounts and posted a teaser on February 22, 2020[1]. On March 30, 2020, the project was put on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic affecting applications, market rates, and logistics of production[2]. The zine returned from hiatus on July 13, 2020[3].

Mod applications for Finance, Formatting, Beta Reader, and Artistic Support were opened on July 17 and closed on June 20, 2020[4]. Contributor applications ran from August 24 to September 14, 2020[5].

Preorders opened on January 9, 2021, with the following pricing tiers[6]:

  • United Bundle ($15 USD) - Digital Zine, Digital Wallpaper
  • Departed Bundle ($25 USD) - Physical Zine, First Stretch Goal
  • Lost Bundle ($35 USD) - Physical Zine, Sticker Sheet, Die-cut Stickers, First Stretch Goal
  • Found Bundle ($60 USD, Limited) - Physical Zine, Sticker Sheet, Die-cut Stickers, Photo Booth Strip, Mini Prints, Sticker Sheet, Washi Tape, All Stretch Goals

Digital copies could be added to physical orders for $5 USD. Stretch Goals included for a spot UV cover upgrade for all physical zines at 50 orders, Wayfinder enamel pins at 100 orders, and a acrylic Standee at 150 orders[7]. The limited bundle sold out on February 5, 2021[8]. Preorders closed on February 9, 2021[9]

Digital copies were sent out on May 20, 2021[10]. Shipping of physical orders was confirmed to begin on May 22, 2021[11].

Leftover sales began on August 20, 2021, and would run until supplies ran out[12]. A giveaway for a full bundle was run from August 6 to August 19, 2021[13]. The winner was Twitter user HoshiLivi[14]. Leftovers sales ended on November 1, 2021[15].

Project Schedule
Start End
Mod Applications July 17, 2020 June 20, 2020
Contributor Applications August 24, 2020 September 14, 2020
Preorders January 9, 2021 February 9, 2021
Shipping May 20, 2021 May 22, 2021
Leftover Sales August 20, 2021 November 1, 2021

Contributors

The following names were taken from the final copy of the zine/the project's social media account[16].

Page Artists

Merch Artists

Writers

Mods

  • Les (caeiumxi) - General Mod, Finances
  • Amélie (crystalIexarch) - Graphics
  • Kett (KETTsuper) - Beta
  • Michi (RequiemPluie) - Formatting
  • Shakypen (shakyypen) - Consultant
  • Vintage Aerith - Consultant

Gallery

Fan Reception

The following posts are a sample of posts retweeted by the project's social media account about the zine.

nanatsu wrote on Twitter

got my @wayfinderzine bundle!! i'm so happy ToT 💕💕🧡💙💚 everything is so cute?!! and the book is beautiful!! so much to look at in awe and read 😍 love them so much😭 so glad i could snatch one >:3! looks like my standee is missing a hole tho ;o; but we'll make do[17]

Kett wrote on Twitter

my @wayfinderzine arrived in perfect condition! it was packed so beautifully thank you les 🥺[18]

Washi wrote on Twitter

@wayfinderzine coming in with the perfect way to end a hellish workweek ❤️[19]

Bee wrote on Twitter

my @wayfinderzine finally arrived, and with some very pretty pins to boot! absolutely cannot wait to dive into this labor of love for my favorite kh trio 💚🧡💙[20]

Katie wrote on Twitter

Ah yes. Babyxs first zine. (Thanks @wayfinderzine time to enter wayfam brainrot)[21]

Jess wrote on Twitter

My @wayfinderzine arrived today qwq it was such an honor to work on this project. It is a beautiful zine made with passion and love.[22]

Ash wrote on Twitter

@wayfinderzine I got my order! I found out about this too late to get the full zine but what few things I managed to snag in the leftover sale are amazing! I love everything so much! Thank you for putting together such a wonderful zine[23]

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