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Secret Santa 2019 Sign-Up - All PMs Sent!

on: November 24, 2019, 01:18:46 am
15th ANNUAL
PIXELATION SECRET SANTA!


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: 2018 - 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
  • EdJR and Pistachio 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 23rd~30th - Sign-ups in this week only! Send this topic to your friends, and post in your Discords. If there's anyone you'd love to get a gift from, send them this thread!
  • December 1st - A PM with your partner's name will be sent out to you; keep it a secret and start early!
  • December 1st~December 22nd - You have three weeks 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:

Participants
  • :santastic:
  • :santastic: loni_art
  • :santastic: MysteryMeat
  • :santastic: Gecimen
  • :santastic: skamocore
  • :santastic: Kairos
  • (wip) :santastic: Knightsunder
  • :santastic: zoekmath
  • :santastic: vemigvan
  • :santastic: Theodote
  • :santastic: Fry
  • :santastic: BatElite
  • :santastic: Dex
  • :santastic: PizzaTom
  • :santastic: HarveyDentMustDie
  • :santastic: zedOFF
  • :santastic: magickbird
  • (wip) :santastic: xhunterko
  • :santastic: TATAPNHOB
  • (wip) :santastic: Prism
  • :santastic: orangemagik
  • :santastic: hANshOTtH3RD

Please only sign up if you are absolutely certain you can finish your gift. Have fun!
« Last Edit: December 24, 2019, 05:34:13 am by Atnas »

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Re: Secret Santa 2019 Sign-Up

Reply #1 on: November 24, 2019, 01:44:05 am
im up!
likes:
vibrant colors, glass and marble, dresses
dislikes:
clutter & wide color schemes

i think my likes on twitter represent most of this pretty well
repeat on repeat

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Re: Secret Santa 2019 Sign-Up

Reply #2 on: November 24, 2019, 02:47:54 am
Slap me in there, lad!
Likes:
Psychological horror, meaty monstrosities, ugly people, rot and ruin, robots, and all those great awful things your mom told you not to like

Dislikes:
excessive color palettes, idealized character designs, vapid high-school "I'm 13 and this is deep"isms

Generally, though, I really love when pictures tell a story, and I REALLY love when that story makes me feel a bit grimy inside.
PSA: use imgur
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Re: Secret Santa 2019 Sign-Up

Reply #3 on: November 24, 2019, 04:13:31 am
mememememe

If you'd like something specific, this year I'd like a piece that's depicting an internal organ somehow (a brain-robot, a murder scene, doesn't matter).

If you don't like what's above:

Likes: sci-fi, post apocalyptic, fantasy, pirates and most other settings. dual lit scenes & sprites. detailed textures.

Dislikes: anime, cute stuff.

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Re: Secret Santa 2019 Sign-Up

Reply #4 on: November 24, 2019, 10:21:30 am
Sign me up \o/

 :y::
Purple colours, especially, this one: #6D3D70
Weird sci-fi things
Dolphins
MS-DOS
Existential horror

 :n::
Humans
Christmas stuff

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Re: Secret Santa 2019 Sign-Up

Reply #5 on: November 24, 2019, 12:05:57 pm
I want to participate!

 :y:  :y:  :y:
Dragons
Warhammer Fantasy
Skeletons
Tolkien

 :n:  :n:  :n:
Chibi humans
Nintendo characters
Anything cute

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Re: Secret Santa 2019 Sign-Up

Reply #6 on: November 24, 2019, 12:27:16 pm
Howdy again. Yearly Pixelation post :>

Likes:
Cyberpunk, vaporwave, robotics, the cold, mountains, blue, white, pink.

Dislikes:
Cartoons, green, dogs (minus huskies/shepherds), smiling xd
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Re: Secret Santa 2019 Sign-Up

Reply #7 on: November 24, 2019, 12:57:47 pm
i want to participate

 ;D high tier likes: anime, foxes, animal girls, cute stuff

 :) low tier likes: heavy armored knights, fantasy, paladins, cool stuff

 >:( dislikes: gore, sexy stuff, makeup, most western cartoons, saturated colors, old anime
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Re: Secret Santa 2019 Sign-Up

Reply #8 on: November 24, 2019, 03:41:10 pm
LET ME IN! LET ME IIIIIIN!!!
Love:
  :y: Desert (not only of sand - rocky places, canyons etc. are welcome even more)
  :y: Spooky and scary staff like Silent Hill, Lovecraft, Darkest Dungeon (but not like Friday the 13th, zombies and so on)
  :y: Ocean staff (from sponges and corals to deep sea monsters)
  :y: Mushrooms and plants
  :y: Hueshifting
  :y: Jojolion, Nuclear Throne, Steel Ball Run, Thaumcraft
Loven't:
  :n: Cyberpunk and all that connected with technologies
  :n: Too many colors
  :n: Humans
  :n: Edg-32

Me ::) : instagram.com/vemigvan_pixel/ twitter.com/vemigvan
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Re: Secret Santa 2019 Sign-Up

Reply #9 on: November 24, 2019, 03:53:34 pm
:yay: hello yes i would like me one ticket for secret santa '19!!!! please

:y: Likes:
- bold, bright design (e.g. splatoon)
- JJBA (especially Steel Ball Run)
- Gyro Zeppeli :angel:
- Adventure Time
- DOOM 2016, Splatoon 2, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
- low color and pixel counts
- frogs
- grass
- experimental and unorthodox stuff
- those cozy and chill moments with favourite people that makes all the parties feel good, probably something like a couple of cups of hot chocolate and AT playing on a tv for everyone to watch or something like that you get the idea
- turquoise and #ff0000 red (but not together)
- cyberpunk, steampunk, dieselpunk

:n: Dislikes:
- gore
- violence
- excessive anti-aliasing (noting against it just keep it nice and clean)

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Re: Secret Santa 2019 Sign-Up

Reply #10 on: November 24, 2019, 05:07:51 pm
I'm in!

Likes - Isometric buildings/environments, landscapes, interesting architecture (buildings integrated with nature), norse mythology, eastern european folklore, original characters

Dislikes - Anime, mechs, cyberpunk

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Re: Secret Santa 2019 Sign-Up

Reply #11 on: November 25, 2019, 12:32:00 am
Local bat returns to do pixelly stuff after missing last year's. Probably not going to be attempting animation again though. :P

I hope this list is workable in that it's maybe a more cohesive than previous years'

Likes:

-Bats
-Insects, sea creatures...pretty much every single animal actually
-Happy and/or cute stuff
-Anthropomorphic anything
-Cold & aquatic environments, really everything that wouldn't be awfully hot and sweaty
-Serene things and spaces
-Cozy, kind and nice things
-Happy/Optimistic stuff

-Glass
-Art Nouveau, Baroque etc
-Needlessly over-complicated things
-Minoan and (the course of) ancient Greek art
-Those silly cross section things of buildings and vehicles with little peeps in them, doing all sorts of things. If you know what I mean.


Dislikes:

-Spiderwebs
-Pop culture references
-Not all that fond of the standard fantasy setting maybe, see below

Misc:

-I appreciate nude things (statues etc) and people if you want to, but don't feel obligated.
-I think if there's something I would like to get across it's that I appreciate people getting creative and inventing things. My issue with fantasy stuff is that the elves and ogres and goblins thing is a bit...easy to rely on the tropes I guess.
-That being said you don't have to invent an entire universe for this. Small fragments of strange worlds are cool too. :3
-I don't have a particular preference for setting or time period (In other word, sci-fi/spacey stuff is cool too. I just happened to only list old things.)
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Re: Secret Santa 2019 Sign-Up

Reply #12 on: November 25, 2019, 11:36:56 pm
I'm in! :y:

Likes: Romanticism, Victorian classicism, figurative artwork, landscapes (mountains, trees, valleys, castles, etc.), high fantasy, dark fantasy, horror, owls, realism, the Soulsborne series, Skyrim, dragons, Eldritch creatures, anything adventure-inspiring

[As usual, feel free to utilize this list for your gift, but I'm genuinely happy with any kind of gift as long as you enjoy making it!]

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Re: Secret Santa 2019 Sign-Up

Reply #13 on: November 26, 2019, 12:27:43 am
Best holiday tradition! Glad to take part again.

Love!!
+ original art
+ cheese pizza
+ sexy people of all genders (especially heavily stylized)
+ excess belts and zippers (testsuya nomura style)
+ Baten Kaitos

Likes:
+ Classic fantasy shit
+ Pikmin
+ Bomberman
+ cute things
+ mythology (eastern or western)
+ minimalism
+ combination of any of the above

dislikes
- sci-fi
- sports
- bugs
- blood/gore
- caricatures
- winter
- anything underwater
- abstract art
- negativity
- 8bit palette restrictions
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Re: Secret Santa 2019 Sign-Up

Reply #14 on: November 26, 2019, 02:05:11 pm
I'm in.  :)

I like:
- Wild west
- "Bonelli" Italian comics and characters
- Horror stories and games like Dead space, Silent Hill,
- Gravity falls
- Vampire Hunter D
- Post apocalyptic stuff

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Re: Secret Santa 2019 Sign-Up

Reply #15 on: November 27, 2019, 04:29:38 am
I wanna take part  ;D
Likes  ;):
  • These funky beats
  • Vibrant and fresh, wacky and weird designs
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
  • Lethal League (Blaze)
  • Jet Set Radio
  • Indie games like Minit, Hollow Knight, Baba is You etc.
  • Katamari Damacy
  • Egg
  • Frog
  • Robots and tech
  • Contrast
  • Unusual composition and perspective choices

Not-likes  :mean::
  • Dull stuff
  • Over-the-top edginess
  • Gore
  • Falling from my wall

Big thank!  ;D
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Re: Secret Santa 2019 Sign-Up

Reply #16 on: November 28, 2019, 10:40:47 am
I like:
- spooky and mystery things;
- birds;
- clusters;
- noire and retro aesthetics;
- saturated and contrasting colors

I don't like chibies

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Re: Secret Santa 2019 Sign-Up

Reply #17 on: November 28, 2019, 11:53:55 pm
I'm in.

Likes:
-dark science fantasy
-spaceships
-hopeful post apocalypses
-magic
-concept ship stuff
-could be a game if it wanted

Dislikes
-Heavy gore
-Nudity
-NSFW stuff

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Re: Secret Santa 2019 Sign-Up

Reply #18 on: November 29, 2019, 03:35:52 am
hello hello hope i'm not too late
i like
- Ace Attorney series, JJBA (especially part 4) and Persona 4, Splatoon games
- luigi
- arts with 5 or less colours, but not required
- weird designs and experimental stuff
- cute and lovely stuff
- stuff

i don't like:
- gore, violence, blood
that's all i guess

thank you goodbye
yes i mean it

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Re: Secret Santa 2019 Sign-Up

Reply #19 on: November 29, 2019, 08:16:03 am
Consider myself in. Don't treat the list below like a checklist, but let one or two points take your imagination to wherever it wants to go!

 :D Likes  :)
-Reflections (mirrors and otherwise)
-Fluid Dynamics
-RPG Heroic Archetypes (Chrono Chross, Xenogears, Baten Kaitos, etc)
-Classic anime styles (casting a big net here: 1960s-2005)
-Regal Jewelry
-Nature
-Idealized characters
-Antique (Greek, Roman) and Asian (Indian, Russian) architecture
-Neoclassical imagery
-Light and its properties (refracting, reflecting, etc)
-Robots and elaborate space technology
-Drama

 >:( Dislikes :mean:
-Western Superheroes
-Super gore (blood is OK)
-Sleek and overpolished sci-fi
-Grotesque, disgusting things

Here's to a good Pixelation Christmas.

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Re: Secret Santa 2019 Sign-Up

Reply #20 on: November 30, 2019, 04:23:46 pm
In.

 :y: various post-apocalyptic scenarios
 :y: retro-futurism
 :y: hard SciFi
 :y: classic cyberpunk
 :y: female warriors
 :y: the 80s & 90s anime

 :n: lazy work

...or check my PJ to get a feel of my tastes.

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Re: Secret Santa 2019 Sign-Up

Reply #21 on: December 02, 2019, 12:54:21 pm
Left signups open an extra day to in the hopes of gathering more people, will send PMs out today.

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Re: Secret Santa 2019 Sign-Up

Reply #22 on: December 02, 2019, 07:53:16 pm
I guess you could try a last-minute note on pixeljoint. I vaguely recall a bunch of peeps joining from there in some previous years.
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Re: Secret Santa 2019 Sign-Up

Reply #23 on: December 03, 2019, 03:02:34 am
I feel like Twitter and Reddit are where all the people are now?

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Re: Secret Santa 2019 Sign-Up - All PMs Sent!

Reply #24 on: December 03, 2019, 06:24:14 am
PM's sent! Next year we'll do a wider posting. We couldn't get the emails out this year, which usually alerts people.

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Re: Secret Santa 2019 Sign-Up - All PMs Sent!

Reply #25 on: December 23, 2019, 06:35:53 am
I have updated the list with who has sent something in or not and PM'd anyone who still needs to send something.

Also, if anyone is free to do a second gift, feel free to PM me and I'll tell you who will need one due to someone making a gift without having signed up, would be nice if they also got something.
« Last Edit: December 23, 2019, 06:58:52 am by Atnas »