BTS‘s WINGS era is full of mysteries, but one remains unsolved to this day.
The WINGS album was released on October 10, 2016, but its era began a month earlier with a series of solo short films: “Begin” (Jungkook), “Lie” (Jimin), “Stigma” (V), “First Love” (Suga), “Reflection” (RM), “Mama” (j-hope), and “Awake” (Jin).
The WINGS story picks up where The Most Beautiful Moment in Life era left off, continuing the complex tale from “I Need U” MV that fans, at the time, called the HYYH era. Over the years, HYYH expanded to become the BTS Universe, which now includes music videos, books, a mobile game, a webtoon, and an upcoming K-Drama.
Each film WINGS film is directed by YongSeok Choi (Lumpens), who has directed many of BTS’s most famous videos. There is, however, a much less familiar name in the credits: Linn Choi.
Who is Linn Choi? The mind behind all seven of the short films’ stories. It’s been five years, but despite their best efforts, even the most seasoned fan-detectives have yet to learn more about Choi or Choi’s other works.
"Original story by: Linn Choi" somebody go track this person down for answERS I CANT SLEEP RIGHT NOW pic.twitter.com/HQlijkmH1Z
— lily ⁷ (@babyggloss) September 4, 2016
Some suspect that “Linn Choi” could be a pseudonym for a HYBE employee, a member of Lumpens’ team…
who is this linn choi is it a pseudonym
more importantly did bighit hire a writer to work out the mess of symbols from hyyh lol
— ☆ (@cheons_a) September 5, 2016
…or a BTS member?
what if linn choi is actually namjoon? how amazing would that be?
— not a cult member (@HoseokieMin) September 5, 2016
Was Linn Choi involved in writing the SAVE ME webtoon? What about The Notes novels? Both HYYH era works credit Big Hit Entertainment (the former name of Big Hit Music) as the author, but just who was it who put their pen to the page?
We need answers, but sadly, we might never get them! What are your theories?