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Secret Santa 2014 Sign-Up - All PMs sent!

on: November 17, 2014, 03:19:45 pm
Thank you Gogglecrab for that beautiful banner :)

Secret Santa.. heard that one before

I hope you have! And if you haven't: you sign up for this, get a random partner assigned to you and will be making a gift (pixel art!) for them. In turn, somebody else (you don't know who) will be making a gift for you! Gifts will be revealed on Christmas.

Take a look at previous years' Secret Santa here: 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009



Taking Part
  • To join this year's Secret Santa, post here so I know you want to participate ('count me in' or similar). Please only sign up if you're sure that you'll be to able to complete your gift There are grave consequences for reneging! Specifically, you won't be able to participate in next year's Secret Santa :'(
  • Double check the information here, specifically the important dates below, so you know to plan in advance if you'll be unable to submit before the deadline.
  • Provide some indication of your likes/dislikes: this is important! you can be as specific or broad as you like, but be aware this is all your Santa has to go by if they don't know you!
  • You'll receive your partner's name via private message (PM), so make sure to check 'em!
  • When you've finished your gift, send it to me by PM; not in the thread here.
  • Elk, Letmethink, Argyle, Knick1225 and Dragonmarx may NOT participate this year because they failed to submit a gift on time last year. Do not let this be you!

Important Dates
  • November 17th~24th - Sign-ups in this period only!
  • November 25th - A PM with your partner's name will be sent out to you; no tellin'!
  • November 26th~December 20th - Plenty pixellin' time, start early! This is new. Let's try it. You get less time, but.. read below.
  • December 21st - Last day to send in your gift!
  • December 22nd~December 24th - Very last chance! If you have failed to send in your gift before this timespan, you will not be able to participate next year, but you won't get a strike.
  • December 25th - Grand unveiling! If you still haven't sent in your gift by now, you will receive a strike.

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



FAQ

What kind of gift do I make?
-Anything you want, just so long as it involves pixel art! Try to tailor it to your partners listed interests, or to them/their work if you're familiar anyway, but any subject you think will be well received is fair game. You can make them a mockup, animations, sprites, textured low poly models; you name it! If you're worried about time, don't overly complicate things, relax and do what you do best too, for a great present.

But I'm quite likely to be embroiled in some sort of festive revelry around the end of December; can I still take part?
-You can send your gift in as early as you like! The 19th is the deadline, but submissions will be accepted from the time you receive your partner's name via PM, up until the 19th (24th if you're late, but please read above for consequences if you do that). It's not fun to try and rush this stuff leading up to Christmas, getting it done with time to spare is highly recommended ;)

I'm not going to manage finishing my present in time, will I still get a strike?
-WIPs will be OK temporarily, but don't let it come to that, or you will get a strike! It's better to have your WIP under the tree than nothing, but please finish afterwards to avoid untold baroque consequences, If you know you won't be able to finish, for whatever reason, let me know ASAP so that something else can be sorted out for your partner.

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're more than welcome to make gifts for multiple people. Spread the holiday cheer! Just please concentrate on your partner first :y:.



Gift Wrap!



When you send in your gift (ie. not in the comments here) designate one of these wrappings (A1, B5, etc.) or else it'll be assigned randomly. This gift wrapping is what will be displayed on the 24th linking directly to the gift you made.

Alternatively: for mad bonus props, you can provide a custom wrapping along with your gift; in this way you can have a bit of fun teasing the shape, colour, subject matter etc. within. Just PM it along with your gift and I'll make sure our elves will wrap your gift with it.



Read everything? Great! If you sign up below before the 25th Nov you'll be added to this list (allowing ~24hrs for updates). Those who've submitted gifts will get a little :santastic: next to 'em, also doubtless a pleasant seasonal sense of good-will.

Participants
  • Regulus Awesome :santastic:
  • Gecimen :santastic:
  • Opacus :santastic:
  • dustinaux :santastic:
  • absenter :santastic:
  • Gogglecrab :santastic: :angel:
  • wolfenoctis :santastic:
  • Gil :santastic:
  • Satsume :santastic:
  • Doppleganger :santastic:
  • Jim16 :santastic:
  • Jeremy :santastic:
  • Mr. Fahrenheit :santastic:
  • blue
  • Dokozai
  • xhunterko :santastic:
  • HughSpectrum :santastic:
  • Siren :santastic:
  • skamocore :santastic:
  • Dr D :santastic:
  • adcrusher524 :santastic:
  • Dex :santastic:
  • ilkke :santastic:
  • DatMuffinMan :santastic:
  • MashPotato :santastic:
  • FrostPumpkin
  • 32 :santastic:
  • Cakeprediction :santastic:
  • HarveyDentMustDie :santastic:
  • darchangel :santastic:
  • Mr. Beast :santastic:
  • Zccc :santastic:
  • Red_Mist :santastic:
  • Bathmaster2000 :santastic:
  • Agent00X :santastic:
  • Finlal :santastic:
  • Gabriel :santastic:
  • Pirate :santastic:
  • Drazelic :santastic:
  • PixelPiledriver :santastic:
  • Probo :santastic:
  • lachrymose :santastic:
  • ui :santastic:
  • madcap :santastic:
  • NowvaB :santastic:
  • Toyking10 :santastic:
  • SwapBrain
  • Ellian :santastic: :santastic:
  • cirpons :santastic:
  • Peyton :santastic:
  • Speedy :santastic:
  • tomic :santastic:
  • Alberto S.R. :santastic:
  • DJWizardCop :santastic:
  • pixelscience :santastic:
  • Lóng :santastic:
  • BatElite :santastic: :santastic:
  • TheEpicBurrito :santastic:


And now that we've reached the end of this thread, please let me remind you that you should be absolutely certain that you can finish your gift in time before signing up. Thanks, and have fun~
« Last Edit: December 25, 2014, 10:09:35 am by Crow »
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Re: Secret Santa 2014 Sign-Up

Reply #1 on: November 17, 2014, 04:04:43 pm
This was a blast last year, so I'm totes joining again. :D

likes
-original art
-cute things
-spooky things
-colorful things
-sexy things
-hyperbole
-combination of any of the above

dislikes
-bugs
-blood/gore
-houndstooth
-argyle
-plaid
-caricatures
-aliens
-anything underwater

Earlier deadline seems like a good move. Can't wait til the 25th! :0
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Re: Secret Santa 2014 Sign-Up

Reply #2 on: November 17, 2014, 04:08:53 pm
Me me me!!!

I like (in order):
* Scenes
* Mockups
* Characters / sprites
* posters

Themes I like (in order):
* Steam punk
* Post apocalyptic
* Fantasy (favorite: discworld)
* Sci-fi (favorite: hitchikers guide to the galaxy)
* WoD, mostly MtA
* Classic tales and fables (and yes I love FABLES comics too)

Dislike:
* Anything tile based
* Speech bubbles
* Anything cute
* Anything anime

Unnecessary:
* Animated stuff, while I like them, I sometimes want to make secret santa gifts wallpaper for a month.
« Last Edit: November 18, 2014, 02:16:12 am by Gecimen »

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Re: Secret Santa 2014 Sign-Up

Reply #3 on: November 17, 2014, 04:25:34 pm
Count me in, can't miss out again.

I like science-fiction, space and the exploration thereof, robots & spaceships and the like, post-apocalyptic stuff, skulls, geometric shapes, optical illusions, deep-sea creatures & insects and invertebrates.
« Last Edit: November 23, 2014, 09:48:37 pm by Opacus »

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Re: Secret Santa 2014 Sign-Up

Reply #4 on: November 17, 2014, 04:35:18 pm
Sounds awesome, I'm in!

Likes:
Plants and trees
Strange fictional creatures
Fantasy
Prehistoric

Dislikes:
Anime
Overly cute stuff
Modern weapons
Urban settings

Preferences (stuff I prefer but not that important)
A smaller animated thing instead of a large scene
Detailed/realistic instead of minimalist

Looking forward to taking part in this! :D
Currently making The Enchanted Cave 2

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Re: Secret Santa 2014 Sign-Up

Reply #5 on: November 17, 2014, 04:39:36 pm
I'm in.  :D

Like:

NES colors
The Maxx
Jay Ryan posters (thebirdmachine.com)
The Jesus Lizard
Bass guitar

Dislikes:

Traffic
Overtly sexualized anime
Steampunk

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Re: Secret Santa 2014 Sign-Up

Reply #6 on: November 17, 2014, 04:49:15 pm
My oh my is it that time already? Do me a solid and slide me that sign up forum would ya home slice?

Likes:
- Old Hollywood/movies & cinema
- Film Noir
- Literature
- Music (some good ol' rock 'n' roll)
- World history/Travel
- Cryptids/urban legends/paranormal
- Extinct creatures as in mammoths, dodo birds, megalodons, etc.
- Greek/Roman/Norse mythology
- Jumping spiders/Sloths/Foxes and if it's not already evident enough... crabs ;)
- Archery
- Mechanical machinery
- Coin operated machines i.e. fortune tellers, candy/cola vending, cigar, player pianos, gambling, claw, etc.
- Steampunk
- Time travel
- The 40's 50's
- Turn of the century, late (1800's, early 1900's) style
- Leonardo Da Vinci
- Jules Verne
- H.P. Lovecraft
- H.G. Wells
- Abandon cities, temples, structures, cultures, etc.
- Nature/survival
- Trinkets/tonics/elixirs/artifacts and tinkering
- Clashing era's like retro future or cowboys and aliens
- Mystery/magic

And who doesn't enjoy a bit of humor with their work! ;)
« Last Edit: November 21, 2014, 09:04:57 pm by Gogglecrab »

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Re: Secret Santa 2014 Sign-Up

Reply #7 on: November 17, 2014, 05:20:58 pm
Count me in as well  :y:

Likes:
Generally Dark Fantasy
Medieval weapons & Armor
Werewolves
Vampires (NO TWILIGHT or Anne Rice shit please  :n: in fact no TV or movie series about Vampires, stick to mythology)
Monsters in general
Sexy Women
Reboot ( Go Megabyte)
Castles, Temples stone structures etc.
Animation
Mythology especially Norse
Viking Ships
Some game Series I Like:
- Legacy of Kain Series (Blood Omen, Blood Omen 2, Soul Reaver, Soul Reaver 2 and Defiance)
- Dark Souls
- Disciples 2
- Planescape Torment
- Baldurs Gate
- God of War Series
- Vampire Bloodlines
- Witcher 1 & 2
- Dark Omen
Anime (Provided it's seinen and not shonen like Naruto Bleach or One Piece):
- Ghost in The Shell
- Akira
- Evangelion
- Berserk
- Hellsing
- Cyber City Oedo 808
- Jin Roh
- Claymore
- Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust
- Sword of the Stranger
- Ninja Scroll

Dislikes:
Abstract Art

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Re: Secret Santa 2014 Sign-Up

Reply #8 on: November 17, 2014, 05:25:31 pm
I don't think I've ever done one of these. Sure, sign me up.

I like a LOT of stuff, so uh, random list of stuff that pops in my head:
- Ants
- Castle of the Winds
- Dune
- Leonardo Da Vinci
- Roombas (or any household robot)
- Ridiculously over the top communists

Dislikes:
Anything that doesn't help make the world feel a special place (potted plants, television programs and the color beige come to mind). I'm a unique little snowflake, so I dislike anything that can't be described as ridiculous, zany or over the top.

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Re: Secret Santa 2014 Sign-Up

Reply #9 on: November 17, 2014, 06:52:36 pm
COUNT ME IN

Things i like... see my website
www.iloveui.com

:D



Whew, so many already. This is going to be so much fun~ ;D


COUNT ME IN

Things i like... see my website
www.iloveui.com

:D

Write it out here, not considering you signed up otherwise.

Come on!! :(((( i know how this works but... i want ppl to be creative.... anyway... hereee... is..........

Likes
-Masks, Samurai and VGA colors from oldschool consoles/computers

Dislike
- Copy&Paste Art

« Last Edit: November 20, 2014, 09:28:56 pm by Crow »