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Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up - ALL PMs SENT

on: November 15, 2015, 09:06:34 am
SantA's reindeer are gorging on animal protein and hitting the gym in earnest. But it is not Christmas they are prepping for... no, it's the...

With every pixel weighing in at 1kg, these reindeer are in for the haul of their lives!

^Retweet this tweet to spread the cheer!^

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: 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005

Taking Part
  • Only sign up if you're sure that you'll be to able to complete your gift, by checking the dates below. If you don't complete your gift you'll be banned from next year's Secret Santa and make someone very sad. :'(
  • 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).
  • When you've finished your gift, send it to me by PM; not in the thread here. That would not be secret. :P
  • Blue, Dokozai, FrostPumpkin, and SwapBrain may NOT participate this year because they failed to submit a gift on time last year. Do not let this be you! >:D
  • Here's a sample post if you are somehow still lost. ::) You can format however you want, however please include "I'm in!" or something similar in your post.
    Quote from:  mr example
    Count me in!
    I like:
    Samurai Swords, Guns, Men with large forearms (haha), George Clooney (haha), Birds, Teeth, Low poly
    I do NOT like:
    Tigers, Turtles, Trees, Pokemon, Spiders(really i do not, it is bad)
    Thanks! again no spiders

Important Dates
  • November 15th~25th - Sign-ups in these 10 days only!
  • November 26th - A PM with your partner's name will be sent out to you; keep it a secret and start early!
  • November 27th~December 21st - You have about one month to make a beautiful pixel present!
  • 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 or during this timespan, you will not be able to participate next year, but you won't get a strike.
  • December 25th - PRESENTS!!!!
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 21st is the deadline, but submissions will be accepted from the time you receive your partner's name via PM, up until the 21st. 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! Just please 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 25th of November, you'll be added to this list (allowing 24 hours). After you submit your gift, I'll mark you on my list with a little :santastic:.

  • :santastic: Wes
  • :santastic: :santastic: 32
  • :santastic: wolfenoctis
  • :santastic: yaomon17
  • :santastic: YellowLime
  • :santastic: Satsume
  • :santastic: lachrymose
  • :santastic: Sturo
  • Kaldrey
  • :santastic: kourtnie
  • :santastic: DatMuffinMan
  • :santastic: :santastic: Metaru
  • :santastic: Cakeprediction
  • :santastic: crozier
  • :santastic: xhunterko
  • :santastic: Lavapatrol
  • :santastic: Zccc
  • Lóng
  • :santastic: NoeL
  • :santastic: PsylentKnight
  • :santastic: NowvaB
  • :santastic: Piotr
  • :santastic: jilocasin
  • :santastic: Gil
  • :santastic: wzl
  • :santastic: :santastic: :santastic: BatElite
  • :santastic: Jeremy
  • :santastic: :santastic: :santastic: :santastic: Finlal
  • :santastic: Pheno
  • :santastic: skamocore
  • :santastic: Peyton
  • :santastic: Paddy
  • :santastic: Shackhal
  • :santastic: Drazelic
  • :santastic: ShowMeYourMoe
  • :santastic: Frous
  • :santastic: Drazile
  • :santastic: Arcade Hero
  • :santastic: Argyle
  • :santastic: Phoenix849
  • :santastic: Lucaiver
  • :santastic: Dex
  • :santastic: EdJr
  • :santastic: Gecimen
  • :santastic: Mr. Beast
  • :santastic: TheEpicBurrito
  • :santastic: Gogglecrab
  • :santastic: Dr D
  • :santastic: A2J2TIWARI
  • :santastic: tomic
  • :santastic: HarveyDentMustDie
  • :santastic: Storm
  • :santastic: :santastic: LittleSadNerd
  • :santastic: Howl
  • :santastic: ilkke
  • :santastic: Rhubarbist
  • :santastic: Souto
  • :santastic: Julito98
  • :santastic: Dusty Rekon
  • :santastic: Pizza Tom
  • :santastic: Sparrow
  • :santastic: Super17
  • :santastic: Peach
  • :santastic: Speedy
  • :santastic: IrresponsibleFreelancer
  • :santastic: DracoDragon42
  • :santastic: :santastic: Boron
  • :santastic: 0xDB
  • :santastic: sonicspin
  • :santastic: Kcilc
  • :santastic: Chrispy
  • :santastic: Conceit
  • :santastic:
  • :santastic: Jim16
  • :santastic: Redshrike
  • :santastic: MashPotato
  • :santastic: Kasumi
  • :santastic: ClownAround
  • :santastic: darchangel
  • :santastic: Boraka
  • :santastic: pavanz
  • :santastic: Blueschist
  • :santastic: :santastic:

Please only sign up if you are absolutely certain you can finish your gift. Have fun!
« Last Edit: March 08, 2019, 06:06:28 am by Kiana »

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Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up

Reply #1 on: November 15, 2015, 09:23:33 am

Things i like: vikings, animated sprites, alien environments, platformers/metroidvanias, the tv show survivor
things i dont like: anime, memes, cars, iso

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Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up

Reply #2 on: November 15, 2015, 09:35:21 am
I'm in ;D


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Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up

Reply #3 on: November 15, 2015, 09:57:16 am
Sign me up  :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

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Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up

Reply #4 on: November 15, 2015, 10:11:52 am
Didn't get anything the first time I entered, let's try again I guess.


No preference. Surprise me. If you really need something, robots and anatomically accurate figures always impress me.

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Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up

Reply #5 on: November 15, 2015, 01:25:48 pm
In for a spin :)

  • Monochrome/2-3 hues pixelart
  • Simple compositions (less is more)
  • Videogames, especially ARPGs, SRPGs, platformers
  • Outdoors scenes, especially Japanese traditional scenery
  • Cities/architecture, especially at night
  • 80s-90s technology/marketing (google DelkoDuck)
  • Girls
  • Anime style, especially experimental/parody
  • Caricature/cartoon style, especially experimental
  • Bold lines and shapes
  • Colors
  • Nostalgia
  • Technology
  • Contrasts

Dislikes (there are always exceptions):
  • Modern otaku-oriented anime ('moe' stuff)
  • Western fantasy tropes (elves, dwarves...)
  • American movie machos, especially in the 80s
  • Goth stuff
  • Some 90s cartoon styles: Ren & Stimpy, Cow & Chicken
  • Dark and/or desaturated scenes
  • TMNT and the like
  • Art style of most FPS games, MOBA games
  • Historical "style"/scenes
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Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up

Reply #6 on: November 15, 2015, 02:38:11 pm
I'm in.

I like:
Macabre Atmosphere/ Character revisiting
Vivid Colors
Videogames (Monster Hunter, Pokemon, ect) RPG.

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Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up

Reply #7 on: November 15, 2015, 02:39:46 pm
In it to win it!




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Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up

Reply #8 on: November 15, 2015, 02:53:39 pm
Count me in!

Likes: Bob Ross, Star Wars, Cyberpunk, Horror Movies, Cats, Robots, Deadpool, Frank Frazetta, Conan the Barbarian

Dislikes: Furries (I think that is what they are called?), My Little Pony, Anime (I don't hate anime, just most of it is poorly made.), Impressionist Art, Memes, anything that is popular with 12 year olds pretty much.


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Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up

Reply #9 on: November 15, 2015, 03:02:26 pm
I'm in! :)

I LIKE: Cyborgs, aliens, and 80's horror films

I DISLIKE: Insects and spiders
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