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Secret Santa 2018 Sign-Up - All PMs Sent!

on: November 21, 2018, 07:10:18 pm

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: 2017 - 2016 - 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!
  • If you only have a few posts, put your social media in your profile so that people have a better idea of who you are when making a present for 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
  • Finlal, ARandomLake, Acrontoff, Maxcreed and Yinochi 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:
    rocks and grass, luigi, mining equipment
    I do NOT like:
    bright colors, green, 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 23rd is the deadline, but submissions will be accepted from the time you receive your partner's name via PM, up until the 23rd. 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

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

  • :santastic:
  • Fry
  • DieMango
  • Knightsunder
  • aamatniekss
  • Dex
  • magickbird
  • loni_art
  • FoxTurtle
  • Blato
  • Doppleganger
  • Gecimen
  • pistachio
  • Zanorin
  • Veksell
  • Opacus
  • Ma3vis
  • Eggy
  • Rallfried
  • orangemagik
  • Jim16
  • EdJr
  • KoiKidd
  • skamocore
  • yaomon17
  • Kelnan
  • Jeremy
  • Fajny Hades
  • tomic
  • Theodote
  • Magran
  • Klimach
  • Drazile
  • zoekmath
  • vectorwing
  • ilkke
  • ||||

Please only sign up if you are absolutely certain you can finish your gift. Have fun!
« Last Edit: November 30, 2018, 07:59:04 am by Atnas »

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Re: Secret Santa 2018 Sign-Up

Reply #1 on: November 21, 2018, 07:32:05 pm
I'm in.

I like - isometric buildings, survival horror, coffee, dogs and SNES.

I dislike - mechs and military stuff

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Re: Secret Santa 2018 Sign-Up

Reply #2 on: November 21, 2018, 07:36:43 pm
Count me in boi!

I like:
-Cute animu girls with very elaborate Hair designs
-Huge complicated Weapons
-Military Robots

I dislike:
-Swords and Sorcery

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Re: Secret Santa 2018 Sign-Up

Reply #3 on: November 21, 2018, 07:46:14 pm
My first true Secret Santa  :D

I like: cyberpunk, hockey, pink, snow, wind, mountains, robots
I dislike: plant life, rain (fog is amazing tho), green
« Last Edit: November 22, 2018, 01:46:46 am by Knightsunder »

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Re: Secret Santa 2018 Sign-Up

Reply #4 on: November 21, 2018, 07:51:11 pm
Joining this for the first time, dunno why I never did. :P

Likes -
Dark fantasy, high fantasy, basically all kinds of fantasy
Medieval time period and everything before it
Horror creatures
Human body

Games I like - Gothic <3, Dark souls, Grim Dawn, Mount&Blade, Witcher, HOMM3, CIV V, Pharaoh, Tropico, Risen, TES series, Fallout series, Subnautica

Dislikes -
Modern Times
Military things
Mech stuff
Cutesy stuff
« Last Edit: November 21, 2018, 07:53:52 pm by aamatniekss »

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Re: Secret Santa 2018 Sign-Up

Reply #5 on: November 21, 2018, 09:07:59 pm
I'm in!

High fantasy / dark fantasy concepts
Snow-laden mountains
Figurative artwork + anatomy
Favorite games are the Dark Souls / Bloodborne series, if that gives you a general idea of my favorite atmosphere.

I don't particularly dislike anything other than chibi/cutesy artwork, but honestly I'm appreciative of any gift made for me. Make something you'll enjoy making!
« Last Edit: November 21, 2018, 09:30:51 pm by Dex »

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Re: Secret Santa 2018 Sign-Up

Reply #6 on: November 21, 2018, 09:20:03 pm
I'm in for the first time!

I like:
- birds;
- spooky and mystical stuff (especially vampires);
- middle ages and dark fantasy aesthetics.

I dislike:
- sci-fi;
- stuff like chibi;
« Last Edit: November 21, 2018, 09:44:54 pm by magickbird »

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Re: Secret Santa 2018 Sign-Up

Reply #7 on: November 21, 2018, 10:47:50 pm
count me in!  :)
ill let this be a little looser
 chunky stuff
 strong colors
 wide color schemes
 unfocused stuff
repeat on repeat

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Re: Secret Santa 2018 Sign-Up

Reply #8 on: November 22, 2018, 03:02:16 am
*Hacker voice* "I'm in"

I like:
Dota 2 (favorite heroes are Ogre Magi, Omniknight, Ancient Apparition, Drow Ranger)
Star Wars
Current memes
Pixel clusters
"Clean" pixel style
Cool, interesting, or dramatic lighting

I dislike:
Old, dated memes
Intentionally unflattering cartoons (all other cartoons are fine)
I don't really dislike much stuff

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Re: Secret Santa 2018 Sign-Up

Reply #9 on: November 22, 2018, 03:25:30 am
Thank you Pixelation, very cool and pretty good

Marvel movies
Cool and good textures/tiles
Bad memes
Landscapes (or just generally natural things, like the aforementioned textures/tiles)
Realism (must be realistic realism, unrealistic realism breaks the laws of nature)
Probably some other things

very much dislike:
overly bright/saturated colors
those bad pixel art cityscapes I see everywhere