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Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up

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!

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 - 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
  • Kaldrey and Long 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:
    amputees, sneakers, luigi, BDSM, and rap music
    I do NOT like:
    Star Wars, flowers, children, and spiders.
    Thanks! again no spiders

Important Dates
  • November 21st~28th - Sign-ups in this week only!
  • November 28th - A PM with your partner's name will be sent out to you; keep it a secret and start early!
  • November 28th~December 22nd - You have a little under a month to make a beautiful pixel present!
  • December 22nd - Last day to send in your gift!
  • December 22nd~December 23rd - Very last chance! DON'T make our lives harder if you can avoid it, finish before this time period. Send me your WIP if you aren't finished.
  • Night of December 24th (A few hours before EST Christmas) - 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 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:.

  • :santastic:
  • :santastic: Veksell
  • :santastic: Finlal
  • :santastic: PixelPigeon
  • :santastic: Cakeprediction
  • :santastic: MysteryMeat
  • :santastic: Arcade Hero
  • :santastic: lachrymose
  • :santastic: API-Beast
  • :santastic: wolfenoctis
  • :santastic: Pusty
  • :santastic: sonicspin
  • :santastic: Mandrill
  • :santastic: Rhubarbist
  • :santastic: Valerian
  • :santastic: CFKaligula
  • :santastic: Doppleganger
  • :santastic: Ambivorous
  • :santastic: Mathcong
  • :santastic: DracoDragon42
  • Pika
  • :santastic: BatElite
  • :santastic: Dex
  • :santastic: darchangel
  • :santastic: skamocore
  • :santastic: kullenberg
  • :santastic: HarveyDentMustDie
  • :santastic: jjhaggar
  • :santastic: 32
  • :santastic: yaomon17
  • :santastic: Mr_Hk_
  • :santastic: 0xDB
  • :santastic: Kwisarts
  • :santastic: Reo
  • :santastic: washk
  • EdJr
  • :santastic: fanification
  • :santastic: Lighterthief
  • :santastic: doctorcello
  • :santastic: Super17
  • :santastic: Prism
  • :santastic: ||||
  • :santastic: Mastak_A
  • :santastic: Runensucher
  • :santastic: Vazovski
  • :santastic: wzl
  • :santastic: odedrt9
  • :santastic: ptoing
  • :santastic: Conzeit
  • :santastic: Gecimen
  • :santastic: Batzy
  • :santastic: xhunterko
  • :santastic: tomic
  • :santastic: Jamie Rollo
  • :santastic: ilkke
  • :santastic: orangemagik
  • :santastic: Pizza Tom
  • :santastic: SolidM
  • :santastic: LJRadio
  • :santastic: Yuushia
  • :santastic: jams
  • :santastic: SoloSalsero
  • :santastic: Ryumaru

Please only sign up if you are absolutely certain you can finish your gift. Have fun!
« Last Edit: March 08, 2019, 06:08:15 am by Kiana »

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Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up

Reply #1 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
« Last Edit: November 22, 2016, 10:32:27 am by Veksell »

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Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up

Reply #2 on: November 21, 2016, 03:47:01 pm


Funny things.
Trippy stuff.
Whatever you think is good.

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Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up

Reply #3 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.

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Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up

Reply #4 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 :)

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Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up

Reply #5 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!
PSA: use imgur also go suggest on my quest, cmon

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Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up

Reply #6 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

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Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up

Reply #7 on: November 21, 2016, 04:44:50 pm
My body is ready to recieve, santa.

Sexy things



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Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up

Reply #8 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
« Last Edit: November 23, 2016, 07:37:31 pm by API-Beast »

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Re: Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Up

Reply #9 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