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Secret Santa 2011 - Signup Thread - All PM's Sent!

on: November 09, 2011, 09:55:59 pm
The holidays are almost upon us, which means it's time to get ready for the annual Secret Santa!

For anyone new to Secret Santa, the idea is that everyone involved gives and receives a gift. For added suspense, the person who has you (your santa) is randomly assigned and remains a secret until December 24th. Here at Pixelation, we create pixel art for one another. Check out the past two years of presents here and here. Exciting stuff! If you are interested in participating, keep reading!



IMPORTANT THINGS:
  • To join this year's Secret Santa, post in this thread. Post something along the lines of "I sign up"/"I'm in" so I know you want to participate. Please only sign up if you know you're going to able to complete your gift. There are grave consequences for making your partner sad on Christmas! Specifically, being temporarily banned and not being able to participate in next year's Secret Santa.
  • Make sure you haven't missed anything in this thread before you sign up, specifically the important dates, so you know to plan in advance if you'll be unable to submit before the deadline.
  • To give your Santa an idea of what to make you, give a short list of likes and dislikes. You can be very specific or broad, but be aware this is all your Santa has to go by if they don't know you!
  • eldiabolito, alkaline, Jakten, and SolidIdea may NOT participate this year because they failed to submit a gift last year. Do not let this be you!

IMPORTANT DATES:
  • November 11th~23th - Sign ups!
  • November 24th - a PM with your partner's name will be sent out to you, start early, and plan even earlier!
  • November 25th~December 22nd - Try to finish your gift sometime in here so you don't have to rush anything. You've got close to a month, so make it something really special!
  • December 23rd - Very last day to send in your gift!
  • December 24th - PRESENTS!!!!

PM me if you're confused about anything or have any questions to ask after consulting the next section.



santA's Help Desk

I got my partner, what do I do now?
-Make them a pixel gift! If they didn't specify what kind of format they want, feel free to make them any incarnation of pixel art. It's up to you, and what you think they'd like. You can make them a mockup, animations, sprites, you name it! If you have time and are capable, you could even make them a short little game instead of a mockup. If you're worried about time, don't complicate things, do what you do best for your partner.

But I'm going to visit family right around the deadline... What do!
-Send it in before you leave. The 23rd is the deadline, but submissions will be accepted from the time you get your partner's name in a PM until the 23rd. It's never nice to have to cram that close to Christmas! (believe me, I almost got banned for pulling that last year. :-X )

So I worked on the present, but it's not done! Will I still be banned?
-WIPs will be temporarily ok, but don't let it come to that, or you will get a strike! It's better they have your WIP under the tree than nothing, however please finish it shortly after or there will be repercussions. After all, I'm backwards santA and I have no qualms about adding your name to my naughty list!

I think making a present for so-and-so would be really fun, I wish I was their Santa!
-If you finish your present early, you are welcome to make gifts for multiple people. It's totally okay, spread the holiday cheer! Just please concentrate on your partner first. C:

There's a low spec forum, can I make a lowpoly piece for my present instead of pixel art?
-if you wish to do a lowpoly piece, it is allowed as long as there is a focus on pixel art, such as in the texture. This was the ruling from another year as well. Please remember we're primarily a pixel art forum, and while it's allowed to do lowpoly, that's not the focus of this activity, the pixel art is. Spend as much time on your model as you would if you were painstakingly AAing a pixel piece or whatever...



Gift Wrap!


(possibly subject to change in the coming weeks - patterns? patterns!)

When you send in your gift, designate one of these wraps. A1, B5, etc. If you don't care or forget, I'll pick a random one for you. This gift wrap will be displayed on the 25th linking directly to the gift you made. You can have fun and hint at the shape or color of your image by selecting an appropriate wrap if you care to. Just a thought!



Read everything? Great! start the sign up below and I will add you to this list! After the 24th, this list will become a checklist of who has submitted their gift. c:

Participants:
  • adcrusher524
  • :santastic: Alberto S.R.
  • :santastic: alex pang
  • :santastic: Argyle
  • :santastic: a3um
  • :santastic: Basketcase
  • :santastic: blue
  • :santastic: :santastic: Batlorder
  • Calx
  • chimico
  • :santastic: Chris2balls
  • :santastic: Clovvach
  • :santastic: darchangel
  • darkgamer
  • Demon11777
  • :santastic: Dex
  • :santastic: Don risotto
  • :santastic: Doppleganger
  • :santastic: Ego
  • :santastic: eliris
  • Elk
  • :santastic: EvilEye
  • FierceDeity
  • :santastic: FRAWG
  • :santastic: Frowntown
  • Gamecid
  • :santastic: Gecimen
  • :santastic: Geti
  • :santastic: :santastic: Gogglecrab
  • :santastic: hapiel
  • :santastic: hamrwolf
  • :santastic: ilkke
  • :santastic: Indigo
  • :santastic: IvanM
  • jams0988
  • :santastic: Jeremy
  • :santastic: Jim16
  • JiiChan
  • :santastic: Joe
  • Juninho
  • :santastic: KaiserFate
  • :santastic: Kcilc
  • kendi64
  • :santastic: :santastic: KittenMaster
  • :santastic: Kren
  • :santastic: Lackey
  • :santastic: LandsharkRAWR
  • :santastic: Lizzrd
  • :santastic: lolyogurt
  • :santastic: Maru
  • :santastic: milleja46
  • :santastic: miascugh
  • :santastic: mjau
  • :santastic: Mr. Beast
  • NaiiChai
  • :santastic: Niss
  • Nicko
  • :santastic: :santastic: :santastic: offwhite
  • :santastic: Opacus
  • Partack
  • :santastic: Photocopier
  • :santastic: pistachio
  • :santastic: Reo
  • :santastic: Red_Mist
  • :santastic: rikfuzz
  • :santastic: Riva
  • :santastic: Rydin
  • :santastic: setz
  • :santastic: Sherman Gill
  • :santastic: skamocore
  • :santastic: SlowXM
  • :santastic: slym
  • Terley
  • :santastic: TheInquisitor
  • :santastic: threesided
  • :santastic: tomic
  • :santastic: ui
  • :santastic: varis
  • :santastic: Wes
  • :santastic: Xamllew
  • :santastic: xhunterko
  • :santastic: xxmantisxx
  • :santastic: Zccc
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Re: Secret Santa 2011 - Signup Thread

Reply #1 on: November 11, 2011, 06:59:06 pm
I'm in as usual!

I like the unknown. The deep sea, space, anything that hasn't been explored and has the capability to house life we've never seen before.
Also, I love it when a piece has a lot of atmosphere. Basically, mysterious stuff interests me. Besides that I also love mech's, cephalopods and other sea creatures.
I love post apocalyptic and sci-fi noir themes.

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Re: Secret Santa 2011 - Signup Thread

Reply #2 on: November 11, 2011, 07:00:02 pm
im IN :D
C5 present for my Secrect Santa

Now what i like....
I like..... many things. just be creative and use delicious colors :D... so feel free to do anything...

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Re: Secret Santa 2011 - Signup Thread

Reply #3 on: November 11, 2011, 07:22:32 pm
I'm in. I haven't pixeled in over a year, but this is as good an opportunity as ever.

Likes:
~magical things, all four seasons, octopuses, nature, fanciful ninjas

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Re: Secret Santa 2011 - Signup Thread

Reply #4 on: November 11, 2011, 07:28:56 pm
I'd like to join. ;)

I like electronic circuits, wires, metal, swords, samurai.
« Last Edit: November 11, 2011, 07:31:54 pm by blue »

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Re: Secret Santa 2011 - Signup Thread

Reply #5 on: November 11, 2011, 07:51:53 pm
i want to join.


-i like sexy beach girl.
-oh, also mushrooms :3

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Re: Secret Santa 2011 - Signup Thread

Reply #6 on: November 11, 2011, 08:17:38 pm
I also don't pixel in quite a long time, but I love the Secret Santa experience! Sign me in!

I like bright colourfull scenes and curious and simple character designs. Imaginative mockups are good.

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Re: Secret Santa 2011 - Signup Thread

Reply #7 on: November 11, 2011, 08:25:26 pm
Count me in! I haven't done this in years :D

I like cute stuff! Cute girls, and sweet lolita fashion! I also like Adventure Time, Panty & Stocking and survival horror games.

Oh and awesome mecha is cool too. Heck, I'm not picky, I just like good pixel art...
My PJ is here: http://www.pixeljoint.com/p/25516.htm
« Last Edit: November 23, 2011, 08:34:29 pm by Maru »

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Re: Secret Santa 2011 - Signup Thread

Reply #8 on: November 11, 2011, 08:45:26 pm
I haven't done this in years, but I'd really like to try again, so I'm in.

If you want to know my tastes you could check out some stuff on my pixel joint gallery or my blog.

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Re: Secret Santa 2011 - Signup Thread

Reply #9 on: November 11, 2011, 09:06:26 pm
I'm in.

I prefer cool and atmospheric over cute and like original characters/creatures.
« Last Edit: November 11, 2011, 09:09:08 pm by Mr. Beast »