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Title: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: crab2selout.png on December 24, 2005, 06:38:47 am
I don't really know what else to say, except that: IT'S HERE! IT'S HERE!

These are the gifts I have so far. As I said in the other threads, you'll need to post it yourself if you didn't email it to me. I'll edit this post with all the new gifts whenever I'm online again.

I'll also still be checking the secret.santa.submissions@gmail.com account to make sure I didn't miss any.

And now the moment you've all been waiting for, I've made a link to each image rather than post it with the img tag so that the page doesn't become too bogged down and the animations begin to slow.

To:100% Polyester
http://www.zoggles.co.uk/upload/pixels/0454.gif
From:Zoggles

To:Ryumaru
http://home.planet.nl/~brugg697/TEMP/OMFGABROWNIE.gif
From:Brian the Great

To:Zoggles
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/Skipper6745/SecretSantaZoggles.png
From:Skipper

To:drBokChoi
http://imagehost.ensellitis.com/images/983383541.gif
From:Akira

To:Skipper
http://virtual.dyc.edu/~peppermint/temporary/skippersexpress.png
From:Peppermint Pig

To:Snader
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a277/100Polyester/finished.png
From:100% Polyester

To:Pegucha
http://img393.imageshack.us/img393/1253/gdragon4pegucha7ag.png
From:G_dragon

To:Kclic
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/zolthorg/secretkcilc3.gif
From:Zolthorg

To:Pawige
http://img490.imageshack.us/img490/4040/pawige2dj.png
From:Splatpixel

To:Xio
http://www.spriteart.com/junk2/xio_gift_final2.gif
From:St0ven

To:Peppermint Pig
http://img471.imageshack.us/img471/1926/crab2selout4pepppigg25ek.gif
From:crab2selout.png

To:Kazuya Mochu
http://www.spriteart.com/junk2/MickeyPresentKazuya.gif
From:mickey

To:Dogmeat
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v110/Pawige/dogmeatwalk.gif
From:pawige

To: Brian the Great
http://members.johnholdun.com/blick/pixel/secret_santa.gif
From: Blick

To: Skalle
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/flaber/skalle.png
From: flaber

To: Dan
http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/623/danpresent5fd.png
From: drbokchoi

To: Splatpixel
http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/9086/santagluttonyfinal9zt.gif
From: Pyro Piranha

To: StOven
http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/376/secretsanta6gn.png
From: Merc Rise

To: Initial reality
http://ireland.gmpixel.com/pixels/initialrss.gif
From: Ireland

To: Gil
http://skalle.negative0.net/galligator.gif
From: Skalle

To: Zach
http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/8100/santa2sq.png
From: initial reality

To: Mickey
http://www.slickhead.co.uk/mickey.gif
From: Dan

To: GOODNIGHTdestroyer
http://www.kazuya.gamedev-pt.net/xmas_pixel_gift.gif
From: Kazuya Mocha

To: Zolthorg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v350/Daroge/Presentinabox.gif
From: Kcilc

To: Grops
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/Xionight/Present.png
From: Xion Night

To: Flaber
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v79/jsgo410/a718bda2.png
From: GoodnightDestroyer

To: Mercury Risingr
http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/8429/snomurai5fg.png
From: Ryumaru

To: Ireland
http://www.freewebs.com/stairwaytoevan/Ireland.mp3
From: Evan

Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: st0ven on December 24, 2005, 06:47:30 am
bwahhh! wow there are some really amazing (and funny) entries this year already. <3
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: Mickey on December 24, 2005, 07:03:48 am
I agree, nice entries so far.

Here's mine to Kazuya Mochu
EDIT:  present submission added to list

I tried, it was a lot of pixelling. Hope you enjoy
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: Pawige on December 24, 2005, 07:31:21 am
Awesome, Splat! Thanks!

Here's mine,

To:Dogmeat
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v110/Pawige/dogmeatwalk.gif
From:Pawige

Merry Christmas to all!
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: Blick on December 24, 2005, 08:40:41 am
To: Brian the Great
From: Blick
http://members.johnholdun.com/blick/pixel/secret_santa.gif

It started out as a Penguin burning down a Christmas tree... I don't know what happened.

Anyway, Merry Christmanukkwanzaamadan.
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: flaber on December 24, 2005, 09:05:53 am
To: Skalle
From: flaber

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/flaber/skalle.png

heehee. elf in a moose costume.
hope you enjoy!!

merry christmas (non-denominational greetings) everyone!
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: Darion on December 24, 2005, 09:10:14 am
Hahaha, I love Pawige's, and Crab's is hilarious.
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: madafacka on December 24, 2005, 09:16:39 am
To: Brian the Great
From: Blick
http://members.johnholdun.com/blick/pixel/secret_santa.gif

It started out as a Penguin burning down a Christmas tree... I don't know what happened.

Anyway, Merry Christmanukkwanzaamadan.

Ok, now finish our collab!

Great entries, i love skipper's, really cool.
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: drbokchoi on December 24, 2005, 10:22:34 am
Jawsome.

To: Dan
http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/623/danpresent5fd.png
From: drbokchoi



Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: PyroPiranha on December 24, 2005, 12:18:27 pm
To: Splatpixel
From: Pyro Piranha

Merrry Holidays, Splatpixel!

http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/9086/santagluttonyfinal9zt.gif (It's a Santa Gluttony)
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: Mercury Rising on December 24, 2005, 12:58:24 pm
To: StOven
From: Merc Rise

Merry Christmas!  Sorry if you don't celebrate it mate!  I didn't know much about you other than what I found on your site, so I went down a more generic road.  Idea came from a Best Buy commercial.
But what I lack in skill I make up in size!

http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/376/secretsanta6gn.png
If you donít celebrate Christmas, dmit, Iíll fix it.
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: Lmnop on December 24, 2005, 01:14:20 pm
To: Initial reality
From: Ireland
Sorry bout this, its a bit rushed and christmas snuck up on me like the evil trickster it is, which means family,festivities and drunkeness.
Hope you can enjoy and have a merry christmas!
http://ireland.gmpixel.com/pixels/initialrss.gif
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: Skalle on December 24, 2005, 01:37:44 pm
To: Gil
From: Skalle
http://skalle.negative0.net/galligator.gif

It was hard to get a pallette working. I dunno whether you think this is too saturated or not, but I hope you like it.

Flaber, thank you very much, that is great, also very flaber-ish :P
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: initial_reality on December 24, 2005, 02:09:37 pm
Here's my pixelgift to: Zach

http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/8100/santa2sq.png

And thanks a lot Ireland, it's very funny.

Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: Dan on December 24, 2005, 02:28:50 pm
To: Mickey
From: Dan

Merry Christmas EVERYONE! Here you are Mickey a prezzie ;)

http://www.slickhead.co.uk/mickey.gif
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: Kazuya Mochu on December 24, 2005, 03:42:48 pm
I sent mine in time, though I gess to the wrong person, SO,

GOODNIGHTdestroyer, here's your gift!

http://www.kazuya.gamedev-pt.net/xmas_pixel_gift.gif


Kazuya Mochu

p.s.: Thanks Mickey, that was pretty cool!
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: Kcilc on December 24, 2005, 05:21:51 pm
To: Zolthorg
From: Kcilc

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v350/Daroge/Presentinabox.gif

Merry Christmas everyone!

Thanks a bunch Zolthorg, it's Great.

Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: Zolthorg on December 24, 2005, 06:14:50 pm
kitty ^_^
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: Skipper on December 24, 2005, 11:52:44 pm
Hahaha, thank you for the gift, Pep.  I appreciate how you really captured the essence of my fivehead.
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: Mercury Rising on December 25, 2005, 12:46:05 am
 :'( Sigh the day is almost over on the east coast... and Merc has been forgoten.† Sigh, I'll just be over here deep breathing and taking the moisture out of my eyes.
Well time to hunt someone down!
:o † † † † † †<-† † † † <-† † † ===\ >:(
(http://img457.imageshack.us/img457/7853/sniper8tz.gif)                                                               :o
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: st0ven on December 25, 2005, 04:06:23 am
poor mercie, thanks for muh gift! perhaps if you dont get yours soon i can make you one so that your not left out! <3.
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: crab2selout.png on December 25, 2005, 04:35:52 am
If it makes you feel any better, merc, I'm still waiting on mine, too. We can suffer together  :'( :P

The gifts so far are pretty awesome, though. Kazuya's is so great, I love the idea and the distortion of the reflection came out so well. I like the northpole mockup, too. I need to remember to try making a mockup for next year.

EDIT:oops, meant kazuya, not pawige
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: Xion on December 25, 2005, 05:18:09 am
To: Grops
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/Xionight/Present.png
From: Xion Night

Rockin'.
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: Crazy Asian Gamer on December 25, 2005, 05:41:41 am
:'( Sigh the day is almost over on the east coast... and Merc has been forgoten.  Sigh, I'll just be over here deep breathing and taking the moisture out of my eyes.
Well time to hunt someone down!
:o            <-        <-      ===\ >:(
(http://img457.imageshack.us/img457/7853/sniper8tz.gif)                                                               :o
I wish I had found this activity earlier.  :P
Anyways, as much as I'd like to see another work by st0ven, I figure I'd might as well last-minute-partake in this activity if you'd like a present and you don't get one.

EDIT: and maybe you too, crab2selout, heheh
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: Akira on December 25, 2005, 09:06:40 am
Meh, i haven't gotten anything yet, its no big deal. Giving is present enough for me.
just kidding :-\

Edit: just tallied up the lists and theres still quite a few people with gifts pending so i'm no longer annoyied
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: Lmnop on December 25, 2005, 09:36:46 am
If it makes you feel any better, merc, I'm still waiting on mine, too. We can suffer together :'( :P

yeah me too, but all is good tis the season to be jolly anyway, i must say, some absolutely amazing gifts for people.
pixelation, you should be proud!!
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: Mercury Rising on December 25, 2005, 11:20:38 am
Well perhaps all of our people live in the same time zone, and they all plan on putting it out at midnight their time.† Perhaps... 
And you know what I am proud, I spent a long time on my gift and it came out as my best work.  So now I guess that is my gift.  I can be proud of one of my best works.  Plus it's Christmas I can forgive.
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: initial_reality on December 25, 2005, 03:46:45 pm
If it makes you feel any better, merc, I'm still waiting on mine, too. We can suffer together :'( :P

yeah me too, but all is good tis the season to be jolly anyway, i must say, some absolutely amazing gifts for people.
pixelation, you should be proud!!


somehow, I knew some people wouldn't get their gifts. I hope this will make you feel better:
here's the two gifts that really impressed me last year. I wanted to post'em before the 23 but, maybe i drunk too much and couldn't find the files :3

from monsoon to ?
(http://img456.imageshack.us/img456/6852/monsoon2dsanta4keops7vl.gif)

from nok to ?
(http://img456.imageshack.us/img456/6696/noksolidsecretsanta7gi.gif)
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: Mercury Rising on December 25, 2005, 04:03:25 pm
The first one was to Keops and the second was to Solid Idea.  Just to let you know... kinda said on the picture.
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: Kazuya Mochu on December 25, 2005, 04:20:09 pm
theres one sad thing about this (and good in a way).
since we are all linking the pics, we cant really click to zoom. but then again. this are gifts and should be seen as such. i don't think we should bother much about the technical aspects.

Merry christmas to you all!

Kazuya Mochu
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: Ryumaru on December 25, 2005, 05:39:34 pm
sorry i didnt put my full into it, but i think i did an okay job, this is for mercury rising:
(http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/8429/snomurai5fg.png)
SNOMURAI JACK
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: Zoggles on December 26, 2005, 01:49:17 am
To: 100% Polyester

Wanted to make sure I had submitted it early as I wasn't sure about being able to get on the internet closer to the day - especially as it was a weekend this year. I wasn't really even sure what sort of things people did for each other when I started this, but hope you enjoy it anyway.

(http://www.zoggles.co.uk/upload/pixels/0454.gif)

-Z-

P.S. If anyone would be kind enough to host a copy of the one to me somewhere other than Photobucket (which is a blocked site here) I would be most grateful... I would so like to see what I got.
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: AlexHW on December 26, 2005, 02:15:27 am
P.S. If anyone would be kind enough to host a copy of the one to me somewhere other than Photobucket (which is a blocked site here) I would be most grateful... I would so like to see what I got.

try this: http://www.finalredemption.com/stuff/SecretSantaZogglesfromSkipper.png
Skipper did a fine job with it.
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: pixelblink on December 26, 2005, 05:58:13 am
alot of amazing presents this year. I wish I had time to have done up as well. Happy Holidays everybody! And a happy new year as well :)
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: Zoggles on December 26, 2005, 06:05:04 am
Woot thanks Alex and I'll agree with you.

Skipper: I love it, thank you. It's sort of grotesque, but I love the shading and colouring especially as the character is only 4 colours (well.. except for the 5 pixels of the eyes that is)

-Z-
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: Peppermint Pig on December 26, 2005, 11:18:18 am
You're welcome Skipper.

Thanks Crab. Put alot of effort into it with that animation. Great work.
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: GOODNIGHTdestroyer on December 26, 2005, 07:07:58 pm
To:Flaber
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v79/jsgo410/a718bda2.png
From:GoodnightDestroyer

Merry Christmas
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: flaber on December 26, 2005, 09:00:14 pm
thats awsome GNdestroyer.
i really like the gaytor, and the present with the lights/effects is awsome.
thanks muchness!
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: GOODNIGHTdestroyer on December 26, 2005, 10:04:48 pm
it would have been better if I wasn't such a little asdhlgasdkjlsdfgsdhr9eufwfds
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: Mercury Rising on December 27, 2005, 01:11:57 am
I am the happiest nerd in the world!  I got two gifts and 30 free stickers from J!NX!  Thank you Ryumaru and CAG I love them both!
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: Evan on December 27, 2005, 03:11:09 am
I haven't gotten anything yet. Not mad at anyone, but hopefully I'm not forgotten :(

And I finished Ireland's gift and sent it to him. Aside from "Richard William's The Animator's Survival Guide" on ebook, I made him a song:

http://www.freewebs.com/stairwaytoevan/Ireland.mp3

Gameboy-tastic.
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: Evan on December 27, 2005, 03:48:43 am
Double post, but I made a list:

Darkhawk
Kal Salyer
Zach
Bel

Those are the people who haven't made gifts. I made a list and checked it twice.

Hopefully those people aren't gone.

EDIT: Haha, scuba steve DIDNT sign up, he just posted "Does this cost money?"


Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: Xion on December 27, 2005, 06:37:30 am
Hrm...Add me to the list of people who haven't gotten anything.
Ah, well 'tis the season for giving.
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: Scuba Steve on December 27, 2005, 07:37:26 am
Double post, but I made a list. A NAUGHTY list:

Scuba Steve

When did I sign up?
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: Jamie on December 27, 2005, 10:14:01 pm
Double post, but I made a list. A NAUGHTY list:

Scuba Steve

When did I sign up?

you signed up in the secret santa sign-up thread.. id link it but it seems to be gone..
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: crab2selout.png on December 27, 2005, 11:00:23 pm
Cross Tetsuya off the list. There was a f**k up involving him. I don't quite have the time right now, but if someone wants to, they could make up a list of those who have made a gift, but haven't received one yet. If anyone wants to make a gift, then they are the people to make them for.

BTW, Evan, are you going to post your gift for everyone to see? Part of the fun  is getting to see what everyone else made.
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: Evan on December 28, 2005, 12:13:19 am
Like I said, I didn't make a pixel gift. I'm garbage with pixels, so I used my other talents to make Ireland a song (look at my above post) and a copy of "The Animator's Survival Guide" by Richard Williams.
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: Gil on December 28, 2005, 01:07:00 am
Due to family problems (my grandfather was diagnosed with bone cancer) and obligations towards work and family during the holidays I wasn't able to pixel a gift. Apologies. The guy I was supposed to pixel for is also on the naughty list, so I feel less bad about it. Still I regret my actions deeply :(
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: Evan on December 28, 2005, 01:27:43 am
Due to family problems (my grandfather was diagnosed with bone cancer) and obligations towards work and family during the holidays I wasn't able to pixel a gift. Apologies. The guy I was supposed to pixel for is also on the naughty list, so I feel less bad about it. Still I regret my actions deeply :(

I'm sorry to hear that, Gil.

I suppose I should modify my post, since like you, some members may have had family difficulties or something.

Best of luck with everything, Gil. It'll all work out in the end.
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: Zoggles on December 28, 2005, 03:03:17 am
Double post, but I made a list. A NAUGHTY list:

Scuba Steve

When did I sign up?


I think this is a similar case to the "'if you don't have anything useful to add.. don't post".

I remember seeing a post by you in the Secret Santa Sign-up thread. Whether or not you actually said 'I sign up' is less relevant - if you never intended to, you shouldn't have posted there, or should have made it obvious in your post that you didn't want to sign-up.

-Z-
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: Scuba Steve on December 28, 2005, 05:21:37 pm
http://www.wayofthepixel.net/pixelation/index.php?topic=635.msg7371#msg7371

Oh no, I won't be the "bad guy" here.  I posted because I was not sure if this was a traditional secret santa thing or not... like a gift exchange.  I was involved with a few others and was looking for more information.
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: AlexHW on December 28, 2005, 06:50:08 pm
Zoggles is right..
anyways, the post didnt ask for anyone to specifically state whether or not they will be joining, it just said to reply to the thread, which you did.
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: Scuba Steve on December 28, 2005, 07:23:37 pm
No he isn't, and you're just as wrong.  "Reply to this thread" isn't meant literally... it was a figure of speech saying reply to this thread saying if you will participate.  Tetsuya_shino "replied" to the thread saying he wasn't going to do it... does that mean he was in because he "Replied to the thread"?  Albeit my post may sound a bit vague, but nowhere did I say I was joing and I will not be made to feel guilty as a result.  I feel bad for my secret Santa, but I didn't ask for this.
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: crab2selout.png on December 28, 2005, 07:24:15 pm
Sorry, Scuba. I tried getting the opinions of a couple other people in the IRC to see whether they thought you were being serious or not. Me and St0ven decided that we would include you, since it would be easier to take you of the SS, than put you in it. When I didn't hear about you replying back to the PMs we sent out, I figured that you were being serious in the signup thread.

Anyways, I think I'll have some time later on today to make up a list of the people who've made gifts, but haven't got any. I figure that anyone with some spare time, who'd like to, could make a gift for them.

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas or whatever it is you celebrate.

EDIT: That tetsuya post was a mistake. Basically, after the first or second, day, I was jumping to the bottom of the thread to see all the new posts. I forgot to recheck the posts in the thread, which is why I missed his edit.
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: Dogmeat on December 28, 2005, 10:51:37 pm
wow pawige, really awesome stuff, thank you very much. Sorry I wasn't able to participate everyone, I had to go down to irvine for xmas unexpectedly, i sent a message to goat letting him know I was out of the game. I hope everyones xmas's went well.
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: Evan on December 29, 2005, 02:54:10 am
Anyways, I think I'll have some time later on today to make up a list of the people who've made gifts, but haven't got any. I figure that anyone with some spare time, who'd like to, could make a gift for them.

Thank you :). I'd be willing to make another gift for somebody.
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: crab2selout.png on December 30, 2005, 12:40:46 am
Here we go, a list of people who have made, but haven't gotten a gift yet. Tell me if I missed you.

Akira
G_dragon
Crab2selout
Blick
Pyro piranha
Xion night
evan
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: Mercury Rising on December 30, 2005, 12:50:17 am
I'll make a second gift.† Just be patient I work slowly.

EDIT JAN 8, So sorry I wont be able to make a second gift.  There is too much on my plate right now with projects robot designs and hundreds of emails about the animation I just have too much to do; so sorry.  Perhaps I will get some down time, I wont even be able to enter KOF.. Sigh...
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: AlexHW on December 30, 2005, 03:12:00 am
(http://www.finalredemption.com/stuff/giftxor.png)
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: G_Dragon on December 30, 2005, 07:33:18 am
Thanks Alex. That's gotta be one of the greatest gifts ever.
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: flaber on December 30, 2005, 07:43:56 am
I specially made a present for you G_Dragon.

you love it

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/flaber/Minish%20cap%20crap/gdrg.png)

you know why too


Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: crab2selout.png on January 07, 2006, 03:53:01 am
(http://www.finalredemption.com/stuff/giftxor.png)
Hah, that's pretty damn cool, Alex. I love how you've got Pyro doing a slow simmer in the fireplace.

Sorry for taking so long to thank you, I haven't been on the computer very much lately.
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: Akira on January 08, 2006, 01:32:41 am
Haha. thats sweet alex, even got my little weirdass demonbunny in there <3
Title: Re: The Official Secret Santa Thread
Post by: Xion on January 08, 2006, 03:17:49 am
(http://www.finalredemption.com/stuff/giftxor.png)
:D