General => Challenges & Activities => Archived Activities => Topic started by: Atnas on November 21, 2016, 03:37:35 pm

Title: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: Atnas on November 21, 2016, 03:37:35 pm

Oh my goodness, santa! Oh my goodness!!! Look at you!!!

Click and retweet to spread the word! (https://twitter.com/paintbread/status/800733471853293568)

You don't know what's going on? Here it is: You sign up for this, get a random partner assigned to you, and you make a pixel art gift 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 a previous year's Secret Santa here: 2015 (http://pixelation.org/index.php?topic=19281.0) - 2014 (http://pixelation.org/index.php?topic=17572.0) - 2013 (http://pixelation.org/index.php?topic=16105.0) - 2012 (http://pixelation.org/index.php?topic=14982.0) - 2011 (http://www.pixelation.org/index.php?topic=13464.0) - 2010 (http://www.pixelation.org/index.php?topic=11376.0) - 2009 (http://www.pixelation.org/index.php?topic=9665.0) - 2008 (http://pixelation.org/index.php?topic=7674.0) - 2007 (http://pixelation.org/index.php?topic=5685) - 2006 (http://pixelation.org/index.php?topic=2835.0) - 2005 (http://pixelation.org/index.php?topic=683.0)

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

SantA's Help desk

What kind of gift do I make?
-Anything you want, just so long as it involves pixel art. Tailor it to your partner's listed interests, or towards them and their work if you are familiar. Any subject you think will be well received is fair game. You can make them a mockup, animation, 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.

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 22nd is the deadline, but submissions will be accepted from the time you receive your partner's name via PM, up until the 22nd. 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... It's better to have your WIP under the tree than nothing, but please finish quickly afterwards to avoid 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! But concentrate on your partner first. :y:

Gift Wrap!

When you send me the PM with your gift, designate one of these wrappings (A1, B5, etc.) This gift wrapping is what your Secret Santa will click on under the tree to receive your gift.

Alternatively: Make a custom wrapping for your gift; in this way you can have a bit of fun teasing the contents within. Just PM it along with your gift. Here are a few from previous years... with a link to their gifts, for ideas. (you can't use these! come up with your own!)

by wolfenoctis
by regulus awesome
by Jeremy
by Drazelic
by skamocore

Read everything? Great! If you sign up below before the 28th of November, you'll be added to this list (allowing a day or two). After you submit your gift, I'll mark you on my list with a little :santastic:.


Please only sign up if you are absolutely certain you can finish your gift. Have fun!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: Veksell on November 21, 2016, 03:39:39 pm
Hurray. My first Secret Santa.

I like:

- Fantasy (not very dark)
- Medieval
- Night
- Mushrooms
- Bullfinches
- Snow
- Purple/Violet/Blue colors
- Nice surprises

I don't want:

- Very cute things
- Space
- Nudity
- Insects
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: Finlal on November 21, 2016, 03:47:01 pm


Funny things.
Trippy stuff.
Whatever you think is good.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: PixelPigeon on November 21, 2016, 03:49:03 pm
aww yiss,

 I like 
  Pigeons, Chickens,  Crap with derpy faces on it,  Googley Eyes, Exploding things

I dont like
  Sneezing on the toilet,  anime tropes, zombified bees,  non exploding things, and nekid wolf peoples.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: Cakeprediction on November 21, 2016, 04:05:53 pm
Wooh time to participate for the third time :D

cute things
epic things
calm things

I've become gradually worse at this over the years...

Nothing really, just do whatever floats your boat :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: MysteryMeat on November 21, 2016, 04:10:17 pm
I'm in. For you, sexy santa.

-Weird horror stuff, the creepyspooks are the big one but I'm also a fan of the more mundane horror things too!
In general though, monsters are tops!
-inversions on expectations and general creativity!
-inordinate amounts of effort going into shitposting, the more you put into the dumber the concept the more funny the end result is
-vibrant seanbaby-esque metaphors

Feel free to do whichever or whatever you like contentways with that, there's not much I don't like! Feel free to slap forty dicks on that or whatever you like mister Geiger, I'm pleased just to participate!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: Arcade Hero on November 21, 2016, 04:20:38 pm
Here we go.

-Trippy things
-Click'n'point games
-Adult Swim cartoons
-Psychedelic rock and Garage bands music
-Romantic things

-Angry people
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: lachrymose on November 21, 2016, 04:44:50 pm
My body is ready to recieve, santa.

Sexy things


Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: API-Beast on November 21, 2016, 04:49:06 pm
Me sign up.

Me like:
- A feast after a victorious battle
- Fertile women to carry my seed
- The sound of the war drums
- The screams of my enemies as they are slaughtered
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: wolfenoctis on November 21, 2016, 05:34:51 pm
Yay, sign me up please  ;D

Dark Fantasy(Werewolves, Vampires, Monsters, Demons, Ghosts, etc)
*Vampires: (NO TWILIGHT or Anne Rice shit please  :n: in fact no TV or movie series about Vampires, stick to mythology)
Medieval Weapons & Armor
Sexy Women
Stone Architecture (Castles, Temples etc)

Some games I like:
-Legacy of Kain Series (Blood Omen, Blood Omen 2, Soul Reaver, Soul Reaver 2 and Defiance)
- Dark Souls
- Bloodborne
- Disciples 2
- Planescape Torment
- Baldurs Gate
- God of War Series
- Vampire Bloodlines
- Witcher 1 - 3
- Dark Omen
- Shadow Hearts 1&2
- Castlevania SOTN
- Diablo
- Final Fantasy 8
- Mortal Kombat
- Dungeon Keeper

Some anime I like:
- 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

Abstract Art
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: Pusty on November 21, 2016, 05:45:30 pm
I'm in!

I like:

but I guess I like everything else as well :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: sonicspin on November 21, 2016, 06:02:30 pm
hi there! im in! and out! and *insert 4th dimensional direction indicators*!!!
cute stuff or creepy shit! (not both together tho!)
street art (like angular and thick lines!)
modern fantasy
but anything that's good is good!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: Mandrill on November 21, 2016, 06:10:09 pm
Count me in.

Do whatever you want! Dinosaurs, orcs, monsters and tanks preferred though. ;)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: Rhubarbist on November 21, 2016, 06:51:29 pm
I'm in!

I like:
The Wild West
It's Always Sunny
Counter Strike (GO)

References I don't get
Horror stuff

Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: Valerian on November 21, 2016, 07:03:43 pm
Is it OK for less experienced artists to join?

Games I like: Overwatch, League of Legends and all mario games
Movies I like: Superhero movies, star wars, harry potter and just fantasy and sic-fi movies overall
Things I like: Non-existing beasts, adventure time, pokemon, medieval weapons, magic, easter eggs and references
Things I dislike: Boring stuff, I like lots of things so if you just make something cool I'll be happy :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: CFKaligula on November 21, 2016, 07:38:10 pm
First time doing this kind of stuff.

One Piece (the manga), some fav chars: Tony Tony Chopper, God Enel, Trebol)
Pokemon(my favorite is Slurpuff)
TLOZ: Minish Cap
Dank Memes

gross stuff :yell:
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: Doppleganger on November 21, 2016, 07:42:34 pm
I'm in!

As for inspiration, take as much or as little as you like from this free form poem:

moon, night, sky, aquamarine hues, shift blue, blaze bright, luminous light, touch clouds, rain down, beautiful baths, shimmering veils, petals on air meet fate like moth to flame, tumultuous descent, flickering death, remnant embers wrest smoke from lucid pools.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: Ambivorous on November 21, 2016, 07:48:43 pm
Hell yis.

Fighter Jets
Attractive Females
Fantasy (mostly DRAGONS)
Flora (not just flowers)
Over-sized weapons
Congruent themes

Comedy (this isn't some next level joke - I just dislike puns/jokes/etc. in my art)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: Mathcong on November 21, 2016, 07:59:00 pm
Alrighty, ill give it a try (:

I like:

fantasy, nature, original monsters/characters

draw somethin original you like to draw  :y:

copying from games (no mario fanart for me pls)

Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: DracoDragon42 on November 21, 2016, 08:38:11 pm
Let's do this

I love sci-fi and mechanical stuff, like robots, mechs etc. I also like dinosaurs and cool beasts. I don't really dislike anything, so just do your best and have fun.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: Pika on November 21, 2016, 08:41:04 pm
Hey! I just joined this forum because this sounded so fun! My name is Pika, I am a community manager at an indie game company Holospark. I also illustrate stuff, including my webcomic dontseek.it

Nice to meet you all. :)

Count me in!
I like:
Cats, all animals, magical girls, anime, Zelda, artsy games, cute stuff! CUTE STUFF. AGGRESSIVELY CUTE. ANGRILY CUTE.

I do NOT like:
Gore, hateful things, sports I guess
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: BatElite on November 21, 2016, 09:59:15 pm
In again.

Atnas, could you add page markers in the participant list, so it'll be easier to find someones list?

Stuff mostly copied from last year, likely to change a little:


-Crinoids (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0kO6QNrdLA)
-The Portugese man-of-war
-Sea creatures in general
-Pipe organs
-Art Nouveau
-Fresnel lenses
-Stupidly and/or needlessly overcomplicated mechanical things


-Internet memes
-Pop culture references


-Regardless of any like/dislikes you may or may not be using in your gift, I prefer a display of skill or original ideas/designs  to appeals to emotion or other vagueness that modern art tends to try.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: Dex on November 21, 2016, 10:02:56 pm
I'm in!

Likes: fantasy, landscapes, sci-fi, underwater scenes, owls, anatomy, behemoths, dragons, giant beasts, trees, soccer, and pretty much anything that you'lol enjoy creating for Christmas! ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: darchangel on November 21, 2016, 10:22:09 pm
It's finally up! I was worried we wouldn't get a Secret Santa this year, silly me  ;D.

I'm in.

Fallout 4
Steam Punk

Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: skamocore on November 21, 2016, 10:30:05 pm
I'm in.

I like dolphins.

Also, if it helps, my favourites (http://pixeljoint.com/p/10442.htm?sec=fave&pg=1) over on PJ might give you a good feel for things I like.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: kullenberg on November 21, 2016, 11:06:43 pm
Count me in.

Neon colored slime, monsters, sprites, mechas, ninjas & martial arts, 80's action figures, mac classic, comfy animated gifs & dithering, cool shit in general

Faux pixel art with gradients and mixed resolutions. Also not a fan of the 1px hipster pants indie developer aesthetic :'(
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: HarveyDentMustDie on November 21, 2016, 11:12:06 pm
Count me in  ;D

I like:
- Wild west
- Bonelli comics and characters
- Horror stories and games like Dead space, Silent Hill,
- Gravity falls
- Vampire Hunter D
- Post apocalyptic stuff
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: jjhaggar on November 22, 2016, 03:23:52 am
This is my first Secret Santa, I'm so excited! :D

I like:
-Sci-Fi (aliens, cyberpunk, dystopian post-apocalyptic futures, etc.)
-Manga/Comics & Animation
-Kung-fu/Samurai/Western movies
-Beat'em up games
-Martial arts
-Cute things

I dislike:
-Things that are too cruel (blood & a bit of gore is ok)
-Eschathologic stuff.
-Political stuff.

Also, some of my favourite stuff grouped in cathegories, just in case you need some extra inspiration :)
-Movies: The Dark Crystal, Terminator, Aliens, Predator, Evil Dead II, Star Wars (Episodes IV-VI), Rocky IV, The Golden Child, Dragons Forever (1988), Indiana Jones 1-3, It (1990), Die Hard.
-TV Series: It Crowd.
-Comic: Hikaru no Go, Slam Dunk, Battle Angel Alita, Dragon Half, Ranma 1/2, Blame, Berserk.
-Animation: Once Upon a Time (Windaria), Wall-E, Robin Hood (1973), The Little Mermaid (1989), Spirited Away, Vampire Hunter D (1985), Fist of the North Star (1986).
-Videogames: Shadow of the Colossus, Doom, Castlevania (IV & SOTN), Double Dragon (1-2 & super), Tenchu, DarkStalkers (specially Felicia & Jon Talbain), Bomberman, Super Metroid, Shinobi (2&3, from Genesis), Splatter House 2, Secret of Mana, SkyBlazer, Alisia Dragoon, Super Probotector, Phantasy Star 4... and a long etcetera XD
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: 32 on November 22, 2016, 05:39:53 am
Yes I am in!

Wet pavement
Cold weather
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: yaomon17 on November 22, 2016, 08:10:03 am
Woop, let's see if I finally get my gift on time this year  :crazy:

Big Buff Men (Edit: In a purely artistic sense)
Big Buff Demons
Big Buff Robots
Intricate, very difficult to draw things that usually take a little over a little under a month to draw
Cool swirly animations
Wildly controversial topics
Well formed and creative alien anatomy
Big succulent clusters
Phallic looking, yet artistically stylized breasts
Some random anime I watched but I don't remember the name of
Big animated blood and gross spurting things
Cool mutated giant jaw many eyed undead beasties

Stealing skamocore's idea, peep my favorites fam: http://pixeljoint.com/p/28472.htm
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: Mr_Hk_ on November 22, 2016, 09:17:07 am
Ho Ho ho !
I'm in mates.

like :
Cooking, traveling, music, diving, 16bits era, partying, philosophy, Sci-fi, fantasy, cute brunette, animation, nature, futurama and funny stuff.

Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: 0xDB on November 22, 2016, 09:19:26 am
I'm in. Really awesome Santa@ɒƚnɒƧ!

Instead of giving likes and dislikes, I would like a gift depicting an interaction between two or more humans/creatures/environment which illustrates one of the Eight_Virtues from the Ultima (http://ultima.wikia.com/wiki/Eight_Virtues) universe, though it is not necessary to take place in that universe as the concepts can even be applied and were inspired by the real world. If you can't think of anything based on that, just make whatever you want and have fun while doing so.  :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: Kwisarts on November 22, 2016, 11:19:18 am
Hi, I am new to pixelation and I registered specifically for this thread! Sounds fun. :)

I'm in!

Stuff I like (sorry if too much info, but at least it will give you enough choices if I am your chosen one) :

Games: Zelda (Link), Mario (Luigi), Pokémon (honestly too lazy to translate the french names I know), Animal Crossing (Isabelle, Rover), TimeSplitters (any character is fine since I doubt a lot of people know TimeSplitters), Katamary Damacy, Silent Hill, Undertale (Flowey, Temmie, Chara? I dislike most of the most famous characters otherwise, like Undyne, Alphys, Sans - especially because people don't know how he works with his "blue" eye - and his brother), boy it is a long list for what it is so I will stop there.

Other stuff I like:
food (desserts, chocolate, burgers, jelly, jelly), cute stuff, cats, rabbits, raccoons, sweets, cute things, monsters (cute monsters as well), weapons (especially old ones), adorable stuff, epic things, glorious stuff, humor! let's not forget humor; how did I forget to mention I like humor? Did I mention cute stuff
I do not dislike blood, as long as it's not too gory
Not against nudity neither

Colors I like: Pink (sweet pink), blue (pale, non-dark blue), red, black, white

I think I'll stop there for what I like...

Stuff I don't like:

Tomatoes. Cinnamon. Hateful things. Romance (I dislike it more than tomatoes). The color green (it just is the color I like the less though, it's fine to have plants and stuff, just that I would never wear green)

Hope it gives you enough choices.  ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: Reo on November 22, 2016, 03:26:35 pm
I'm in! Haven't participated in a few years, but this year I actually have the time.
I love an esoteric and arcane atmosphere. Intricate gothic architecture. Spikes; spiked weapons, armor whatever. Quirky robots and aliens. Chunky Armor. Fire. Skeletal and muscle-like shapes and patterns. And above all, tight pixelling.

I have a preference for art with strong contrast with pure black and I love teal & pink/purple/crimson and their interplay. You can check out my PJ favorites here http://pixeljoint.com/p/11318.htm?sec=fave&pg=1 (http://pixeljoint.com/p/11318.htm?sec=fave&pg=1)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: washk on November 22, 2016, 05:26:28 pm
First Secret Santa. Pixelation brought me a lot of progress and good people to hang out this year so I'm in !

I like :
- landscapes
- cute women
- pastel colors
- animals
- science fiction

Don't like :
- anime
- fan service
- horror and gross stuff

Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: EdJr on November 22, 2016, 05:38:08 pm
I'll probably forget to do this later, so I'll just leave my last year's post (of which I'm not super proud) as a placeholder :p

My order is: Do whatever you want. :)
However, if you're anything like me, you don't know what you want. So here are some really unimportant and random things you can use as guidelines.

I like:
- Nature. (Including but not limited to the entire Universe.)
- Organisms. (Any, really. From fennecs to Dictyostelium discoideums to potatoes. Dragons also count. Humans are usually pretty boring, though.)
- Dystopias.
- Smoooth animations. (Who doesn't?)
- Experimenting with concepts, styles, etc.
- Things that make you think and/or want to kill yourself. (Like philosophy in general.)
- Being surprised.
- Knowing you enjoyed doing it :)

I don't like/care about:
- Artificial landscapes.
- Fanaticism in general. (Religion, money, cars, sports, women, etc.)
- "Nerd culture", animes, memes, movies, games....
- Most of the things common sense dictates as disgusting or repulsive. (Except spiders et al. They're super cool.)
- Some pixel art styles: isometric, "modern", extremely old. (All of them with some exceptions.)
- Christmas. (Is that too hypocritical?)

Again, these are pretty unimportant and random, so don't stick yourself too much to them if you don't feel like it. Just challenge yourself and have fun!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: fanifacation on November 22, 2016, 06:25:30 pm
Sign me up!

My name is Parker and lets kick this off!

-Earthbound/mother series (including mother 4)
-Pathfinder (particularlly a one-balled blonde half elf i made who messes everything up and died in a fire in the end.)
-Chrono trigger
-gurren lagann
-Simple styles/over the top imigary (either works)
-Dark humor (i mean really dark messed up but funny stuff.)
-lore (i mean like weird glyph-like text. Its neat.)

-Over sexualization (i mean some pecks are fine but damn.)
-politics i guess.
-And very little more.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: Lighterthief on November 22, 2016, 06:39:35 pm
Sign me up!

Here some likes though feel free to do whatever :)

- fantasy
- (sun)light
- architecture
- painting
- tennis

Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: doctorcello on November 22, 2016, 06:44:38 pm
I found out about this contest (and forum) on Twitter recently. Sign me up!

I like:

- Rabbits
- JRPG-esque fantasy
- Dogs
- Capybaras
- Witches
- Cute and/or spooky things in general
- Professional wrestling (favorite wrestlers include Shinsuke Nakamura, Sami Zayn, Asuka and Seth Rollins)
- Art Nouveau

I don't want:
- Anything that would seem R-rated or 18+

That's it, really!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: Super17 on November 22, 2016, 06:55:15 pm
I'm in again.

I like the following:
- Dryads, Mermaids, Angels
- Ancient and traditional armor/clothing
- Landscapes with mountains and trees
- Hard/colored light
- RPG mockups
- Style of SNES era RPGs
- Non-european musical instruments
- Ancient south/latin american cultures
- Ancient persian cultures
- Ancient germanic cultures
- Magic the Gathering (Card Game)

I do not like:
- Manga/Anime
- Cuteism
- Tanks, Jet Fighter, weapons like MGs and other modern military stuff
- Modern japan/usa/british related stuff in general
- Modern popculture stuff in general

CHALLENGE: Mix at least 3 topics I like!

Looking forward to the results :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: Prism on November 22, 2016, 10:18:06 pm
Sign me up!

Billowing clouds
Sunlit lighting
Abstracted / romantic dreamlike visuals and colors
Objects with similarities to humans
People with bangs.
Piano and violins.

These traits mean something different to everybody, so don't be too concerned how I interpret them, just do what you think of when you hear these.

William-Adolphe Bouguereau paintings
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: |||| on November 23, 2016, 05:28:43 am
Sign me up as well :o Yay, 1st time signing up for the Secret Santa.

Things I like: I like that big ass green statue up in New York... what's it called?
 and and the huge crack in the Earf.. I think it's in Arizona.. or somewhere out there in the desert.
 And the Great Wall of Taiwan too..
 I like those thangs.
jk  :blind:

I will leave a couple semi vague #TAGS? and mention what I like about the medium; the holy medium we all know, with a dropped hint or 2 of what I dislike:

If you made me something that could somehow fit into the category of:
 #space-goth and or #dark-faerie yet avoid making it too cutesy or goofy-
 I'd be a happy boy on Christmas...
 and lord knows, I've been a very good boy.

Things I seriously like in pixel art:
 interesting and overly effective palettes & stark contrast/ super crisp lines or clusters
(kind of the opposite of blurry or smudgy digital paintings in general).
Key word crisp! Thanks fellows

Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: Mastak_A on November 23, 2016, 07:44:30 am
Hi! First Secret Santa and First Comment on Pixelation :)

- Cyber Punk
- String Theory

- Pop Culture
- Pasta With Spinach
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: Runensucher on November 23, 2016, 12:47:06 pm
Yes. I want to take part too.  :)

I like animals and plants without exceptions. I like mountains and the ocean as well.
I'm interested in performing arts, literature and video games.

Feel free to make what you're comfortable with. But don't make the following things the main part of your piece:
- guns, cars, blood

I'm afraid of zombies and giant underwater creatures. I don't complain about a little chill, but don't make me cry scare me to much.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: Vazovski on November 23, 2016, 03:43:50 pm
Hey, I am in. I like Duke Nukem a lot. I really want to have a cool avatar for forums. I also like dark style.

Merry Xmas!

Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: wzl on November 23, 2016, 06:01:11 pm

Here are some thoughts to poke you out of your comfort zone with something in true christmas spirit:

The darkness lies like a blanket on his conciousness, numbing his every thought. The flash of light briefly illuminating the area shook his very being to the core. A sight that cannot be forgotten. Only the embrace of death will let him find peace once again.

Interpret this however you want  ::)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: odedrt9 on November 24, 2016, 04:39:31 pm

Likes: beast <3 , food, medieval weapons, myths, ancient chinese/japanese stuff.
Dislikes: Horror stuff.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: ptoing on November 24, 2016, 11:07:50 pm
I'm in! Been a while for me :D

I like stuff that is both cute and twisted at the same time, or just weird things.
Specific things I like:

Skeletons, insects, robots, weird monsters/demons, cute stuff with a twist.
Be creative :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: Conzeit on November 25, 2016, 07:11:48 pm
I'm in. let's do this people.

I like pictures with a story in them.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: Gecimen on November 26, 2016, 10:42:03 pm
I'm also in.

This time I'll ask for something spesific.
* A vehicle (land, sea, air or space) cross section with multiple rooms/sections.
* Non-rectangular canvas.
* At least one mutant or alien character.

If you don't want to do this, just no anime or cute stuff.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: Batzy on November 27, 2016, 09:40:42 am
Ey, i'm in

- Pretty gals
- Good food
- Dogs and bats
- Atnas (http://pixelation.org/index.php?action=profile;u=5745) <3

- Robots/Mechas
- Crows (http://pixelation.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1814)  <-- Don't tell him
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: Atnas on November 27, 2016, 07:32:23 pm
30 more hours to sign up, tell all your friends.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: xhunterko on November 27, 2016, 07:59:11 pm
Been looking for the notification email and didn't see it. Been checking and here it is finally!

I'm in!

Nothing rude or mature.

Micro Game In A Box like so:

Rude, vulgar, or mature.
Blood and gore.
Alcoholic/Drug references.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: tomic on November 27, 2016, 10:13:41 pm

with these LIKES:
- donkeys & giraffes
- machinery & steel constructions
- ships & submarines
- blue skies & clouds
- landscapes
- structures, rocks and pixel clusters
- tastefully presented cleavage
- low color counts

- cuteness from japantm
- unicorns.. and horses (zebras are okay though) 
- dolphins
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: Jamie Rollo on November 27, 2016, 11:01:07 pm
I'm in!

I like:
- Cool spaces and architecture
- Old platformers
- Art with a story in it
- Colourful art
- Or pretty much anything interesting / unique

I dislike:
- Nothing much, I'll be happy with pretty much anything :)

Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: ilkke on November 27, 2016, 11:07:12 pm

Jeez, almost missed this entirely.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: orangemagik on November 27, 2016, 11:32:41 pm
I know I'm not usual guest here, but... can I have a little love from Santa this year too?

You can guess what I like from my PJ gallery: http://pixeljoint.com/p/67002.htm

I dislike tasteless odd jobs, so there is absolutely no chance pixelation community will let me down on this=)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: Pizza Tom on November 28, 2016, 02:40:08 am
Time for my favorite holiday tradition!  ;D

-cheese pizza
-original art
-cute things
-spooky (note: not scary) things
-colorful things
-sexy people of all genders (especially heavily stylized)
-mythology (eastern or western)
-cheese pizza
-akihiko yoshida style armor/clothing
-testsuya nomura style anything
-dramatic lighting
-combination of any of the above

-sci fi
-dreamworks films
-anything underwater
-abstract art
-regressive stereotypes
-8bit palette restrictions

I try to be more specific every year, but I'm worried the list has gotten a bit too long, haha.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: SolidM on November 28, 2016, 03:00:46 am
I'd like to join!

- robots
- aliens
- final fantasy
- guns
- trees
- Boats
- Tall Buildings
- Gore
- Scary things
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: LJRadio on November 28, 2016, 07:26:38 am
Don't forget the new guy~

likes -
the cosmos
indie games

dislikes -
blood, unless done right
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: Yuushia on November 28, 2016, 07:36:33 am
Me too :) !

I like :
Cute things
Japanese culture
Monster Hunter

Don't like :
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: jams on November 28, 2016, 02:02:50 pm
Let me in!

Fantasy, mythology, sci-fi, cyberpunk
Interesting color palettes
Humor and surprises
Cute stuff

Disturbing gore

This is my first time participating - and second post here. I'll do my best!  :lol:

Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: Atnas on November 28, 2016, 06:15:35 pm
Giving this another seven hours or so. tell ur pixel buddies and retweet this if you havent and you arent ashamed of santa pubes on ur timeline https://twitter.com/paintbread/status/800733471853293568
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: SoloSalsero on November 29, 2016, 12:18:47 am
 ;D Hi everyone, I hope to reach... I have not post here but you can see on my twitter (https://twitter.com/SoloSalsero) or Instagram (http://instagram.com/solosalsero). I glad to participate in Secret Santa 2016.

 :y: Like

- Star Wars (Young Obi Wan Kenoby, BB8, Darth Vader, and ALL the rest)
- Back to the Future Trilogy
- Super Mario Bros (and Luigi)
- Pixel Art
- Illustration
- iPhone and iOS (not Mac)
- Videogames (Assassins's Creed II, Batman Arkham all, Star Wars The Force Unleashed, Splinter Cell, Portal, Pokemon until Esmerald, SNES, and many more)
- The Big Bang Theory
- DC
- Hentai and girls  ;) :hehe:
- 80s 90s TV (comic series)

 :n: Don't Like

- Soccer
- The Walking Dead
- Game of Thrones
- Smoking
- Pasta
- Pokemon (after generation 2)
- Anime, Manga
- 2010s TV
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: Ryumaru on November 29, 2016, 02:04:29 am
I've been summoned for the sake of even numbers.

- dark fantasy
- sexy witches ( black hair pale skin preference)
- low color work
- games: dark souls, bloodborne, ico/sotc/ last guardian, hearthstone, duelyst
- shows: gurren lagann, evangelion, little witch academia, kill la kill, OPM, mob psycho, dan machi
- there's a cool board game called kingdom death that strikes my aesthetic fancy
- dogs

- cats ( except lions)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: Atnas on November 29, 2016, 02:34:06 am
Assigning partners and generating PMs. Will be sent out over the course of the next few hours.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: Atnas on November 29, 2016, 04:07:58 am
All PM's sent. Please read the rules if you have any questions, and if you still have questions, PM me. Thanks for participating, I look forward to collecting the presents over the next few weeks! :3c
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: Atnas on December 23, 2016, 09:33:42 am
Still need 22 presents. Final deadline is in like.. 42 hours or something. Get to it! :santastic: :santastic: :santastic:
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: Atnas on December 25, 2016, 03:22:53 am
I am missing gifts from EdJr, MysteryMeat, and Pika.

Gifts for EdJr and Pika's partners are being made by lachrymose and Lijj as we speak, MysteryMeat told me he had finished his 10 days ago but never actually sent the file so.. if anyone wants to do a quick (1 hr) gift for his partner, PM me and I will let you know who to do the present for.

Seems like we are on schedule to post this by 00:00 on Christmas EST, that is to say in a little over 1 and a half hours.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: Atnas on December 25, 2016, 04:40:32 am
Finishing touches seem to be being put on the presents by our kind hearted stand-in santas, will post the thread in ~30 mins.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up
Post by: Atnas on December 25, 2016, 05:34:51 am
here u go my christmas boys: http://pixelation.org/index.php?topic=21795