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Secret Santa 09 - PMs SENT!!!!!!!!!

on: November 15, 2009, 03:54:07 pm
It's this season of the year again and this time I will do it, because Panda is busy.
Better be nice, you don't want to draw my wrath  >:(

The Secret Santa, for those who are not familiar with it, is an anonymous gift exchanging activity.
Basically, you will be making a present for someone and receiving another one.l
The catch is that you know who you are giving it to, but not who is giving it to you, which makes it a very enjoyable and thrilling activity.
In our case, since we are Pixelation and all, we will be dealing with "pixel gifts".

Only those who sign up in this thread will be able to take part in it.
If you intend to do so, read carefully this thread.

First of all, here are some things you should be aware of:

  • For signing up, you must reply to this thread with a post along the lines of "I sign up" or "Count me in".
    Any message without a clear response will be ignored.
  • Also, when signing up, please put a couple of facts about you. What you like or dislike, hobbies, or whatever you think that would help the gift making.
  • Please only sign up if you are 100% sure you will be able to make something for your partner.
    If you sign up and do not deliver anything by the due date, you will get a strike and won't be able to participate in the Secret Santa next year.
    Be considerate and think about your partner. How would you feel if you didn't get a gift yourself?
  • Rawsushi, Zolthorg, Ro83rt and PASSOUT can not sign up since they did not deliver presents last year. Tough cookie.

The sign up starts today (November 15th, 2009), and will be open until November 23rd.
You can sign up until I temporarily close the thread, so don't miss your chance.
Once closed, no more participants will be accepted.

Shortly after the sign up is over, you will receive a PM (Personal Message) with the name of the person you have to pixel for.
Then you will have until December 23rd to finish your gift.

Once you are done with yours, please PM me the gift and your partner's name, so I can organize the whole thing before Christmas.

So remember:
  • November 15th-23rd - Secret Santa Sign up
  • November 24th - PM Send out (You will receive your partner's name in your PM)[/s]
  • DEADLINE CHANGE!!! December 25th, 5:00pm GMT +1 - Last day to send in your gift

If you have any questions feel free to ask in this thread or PM me


What is a "Pixel Gift"?
A pixel gift is basically a pixel art piece you will be giving your partner. It can be anything, from an animation, to an avatar or a full fledged picture.
Whatever you want, as long as it is pixelled.

I will be away on December 23rd, Can I still participate?
Sure. You do not have to deliver the gift exactly ON December 23rd. You can send it in as soon as you are done (actually I would recommend everyone to do this).
So as long as you can deliver it on time, you are good to go.

How are you going to pick the partners?
First I will be assigning everyone a number according to the order you sign up.
Then I will be running this random sequence generator and everyone will get a new number.
After that I will re-run the generator once again to pick the order.

I couldn't finish my gift... Can I send in a WIP?
Yes, but you will still get a strike, and you must finish it as soon as you can. Or else!  >:(

Can I pixel a gift for someone that is not my partner?
Sure, feel free to make extra gifts, but before that focus on your partner's.


On the Secret Santa thread, all the gifts will be wrapped (hyperlinked) in one of these wrappers.
You can pick one for your partner (when doing so, address to them as A2 or B3 etc).
In case you don't choose one, a random one will be assigned.


  • 8bitty :santastic:
  • Akira :santastic:
  • alkaline :santastic:
  • Argyle :santastic:
  • Atnas :santastic:
  • Austa
  • Ben2theEdge
  • boojiboy :santastic:
  • CaKsTeR :santastic:
  • Carnivac :santastic:
  • Conceit
  • CrazyMLC :santastic:
  • Crow :santastic:
  • darchangel :santastic:
  • Dex :santastic:
  • Dokozai :santastic:
  • Doppleganger :santastic:
  • Dr D
  • eldiabolito :santastic:
  • Elk :santastic:
  • Emtch
  • EyeCraft :santastic:
  • Fry :santastic:
  • heyy13 :santastic:
  • huZba :santastic:
  • ilkke :santastic:
  • Indigo :santastic:
  • Jad :santastic:
  • Jeremy :santastic:
  • JJ Naas :santastic:
  • Joe :santastic:
  • junkboy :santastic:
  • Kcilc :santastic:
  • Kren :santastic:
  • Larwick :santastic:
  • Lizzrd :santastic:
  • lollige :santastic:
  • Maru :santastic:
  • Memo :santastic:
  • Mush :santastic:
  • ndchristie :santastic:
  • Olothontor :santastic:
  • Opacus :santastic:
  • Overkill :santastic:
  • Pawige :santastic:
  • pgil
  • Pixelized
  • Photocopier :santastic:
  • Quake :santastic:
  • Radiation-Gloves.Drugs :santastic:
  • Red_Mist :santastic:
  • Reo :santastic:
  • rikfuzz :santastic:
  • Rosse :santastic:
  • [Ryan_6666] :santastic:
  • Rydin :santastic:
  • Ryumaru :santastic:
  • Satsume :santastic:
  • Sherman Gill :santastic:
  • skamocore :santastic:
  • SolidIdea :santastic:
  • Stratto :santastic:
  • squishylive
  • .TakaM :santastic:
  • The B.O.B. :santastic:
  • ui :santastic:
  • Ultimaodin :santastic:
  • vierbit :santastic:
  • WayneMatthers
  • weaselpa :santastic:
  • Xamllew :santastic:
  • Xeno-Striker :santastic:
  • xhunterko :santastic:
  • Zccc :santastic:
  • Zoggles :santastic:
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Re: Secret Santa 09 Signup!

Reply #1 on: November 15, 2009, 10:29:15 pm

I like surrealism, vibrant colors, ridiculousness, or anything really. making sense is optional. I like an imagination, so go wild.

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Re: Secret Santa 09 Signup!

Reply #2 on: November 15, 2009, 10:35:31 pm
Count me in!(A3 please)
Pixelation secret Santa is definitely one of favorite christmas traditions! :y:
For my giftmaker:
I Like Batman,Cool monsters,Funky colors,robots and Mockups, (snow)!...but i also like originality,if you come up with something awesome, then do that!
(also if It's not too much to ask it would be really awesome if the gift came with a bit of poetry)
Sooo looking forward to this ;D

« Last Edit: November 23, 2009, 06:08:32 pm by Reo »

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Re: Secret Santa 09 Signup!

Reply #3 on: November 15, 2009, 10:53:38 pm
I'M IN! E4, por favor.

I like very big and very small.


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Re: Secret Santa 09 Signup!

Reply #4 on: November 15, 2009, 10:55:56 pm
Sign me up!

I like nature, weird animals, and retro palettes. I like beer. I like the Venture Bros. I like the Mighty Boosh. I like Kurt Vonnegut. I like low-budget sci-fi (more Dr. Who than Star Trek). I like birds. I like dogs. I like David Lynch. I like Sesame Street. I also like surprises.
« Last Edit: November 22, 2009, 11:50:36 pm by pgil »

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Re: Secret Santa 09 Signup!

Reply #5 on: November 15, 2009, 11:02:37 pm
I'm IN  ;D :crazy:
- I like steampunky/sci-fi stuff, mock-ups, grim realism (like bleak weather and stuff) and atmosphere.
- I dislike animé/manga
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Re: Secret Santa 09 Signup!

Reply #6 on: November 15, 2009, 11:42:35 pm
Oh go on then.. I'm feeling in a generous and giving mood - even though Christmas isn't celebrated here ;)

E5 looks like a nice shaped box.. doesn't need to be too big, pixel art is pretty small in size anyway.



Edit: Just to avoid confusion, this was indeed a 'count me in'


Edit again: (seeming as others are mentioning likes/dislikes)

  • Anything to do with little wizards or magic
  • isometric stuff
  • sci-fi
  • fantasy
  • twisted reality
  • satire
  • culture
  • wildlife
  • indie games
  • ...

  • anime/manga
  • dollz
  • sport
  • spiders
« Last Edit: November 16, 2009, 01:47:55 am by Zoggles »

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Re: Secret Santa 09 Signup!

Reply #7 on: November 15, 2009, 11:52:01 pm
Here I am being in!  Egads!

To the sap lucky person that gets paired to make me a picture, I like what you have going on, sir or ma'am.  I enjoy your mustard, and your nerve!  But besides that, a little more helpful pocket of information to go on could be compiled into a list as such too, I suppose; let me add that following this:

Needless robotics (a great example of this is how on Sonic the Hedgehog, you're constantly busting things open and tiny mechanical woodland critters scamper away.  What the heck, society?  What's the point of a mechanical squirrel?  Is there a mechanical walnut epidemic?  I approve)
3D Glasses
Dogs with leather pilot headgear and goggles sticking their heads out windows with floppy ears flying
The obligatory nostalgic NES theme
Adventure Games of yore
Spoofy mock-up de-makes
Comic books
Scientist babes

For my dislikes:
Anime, unless it is parodying itself on purpose (think Perfect Hair Forever in spirit)
Julia Roberts

I will like whatever I'm given, but as I am a person who lives in a lot of indecision I thought I would give some basis to work off of just in case the person that gets me is too.  Also, this will be my first secret santa since I discovered this place so I'm very excited!
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Re: Secret Santa 09 Signup!

Reply #8 on: November 15, 2009, 11:54:49 pm
Meh, screw it. COUNT ME IN!(D2)

I'm pretty anal, soooo...


Comics:(favorite is The Maxx,cause Sam Keith is awesome) The Maxx, Y-The Last Man, Preacher, Watchmen, Ex-Machina, Sandman, Fables, etc., Captain America is mah' boy...

Games: pretty much, any type of fighting game(Capcom fighters being my fav)
Sports: American Football, Carolina Panthers, Boxing
Food: anything Mexican(of course,  :P)

Movies: Sunshine, Adaptation, Children of Men, No Country for Old Men, Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Unforgiven, There will be Blood, most Pixar movies

Music: keep it heavy please...heavy METAL that is(mainly of the death metal variety): Dismember, Hypocrisy, Behemoth, Amon Amarth, Nile, Kataklysm, Gojira, Kalmah, Iron Maiden and others
other: LOVE animation, Enjoy silliness, masses and masses of it. Nature, animals, the bright side of darkness,comfortable silence, kindness, big booty women-folk(of the brunette variety, por favor), Randomness, intricate masks....seriously, I could go on...

Doesn't like:

Anime, Manga,Furries, anything dealing with with Pokemon,
Nothing too religious, not too fond of birds,cats, Final Fantasy, Chibi's, or Dolls, NPA, angry grumbling Batman's, Nolan-verse Joker clones...anything tweener bopper related...I'm sure there's more, but I don't want to seem like too much of a negative Nancy...

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Re: Secret Santa 09 Signup!

Reply #9 on: November 16, 2009, 12:02:42 am
Yay, I'm so excited!  :crazy: I wanted to do last year's, but missed it.

Sign me up!

To whoever, I likes:

Vibrant, colorful, maybe cute stuff over dark and grimy.
Maybe something that makes me think, mysterious.
Crazy/weird/silly/stupid/insane things, that don't really make sense.

If you want/need some specifics to work with, or for inspiration maybe, here you go:

<3 Supervillains(Venom, Joker) (Was going to put superheroes, but then I decided that I like those supervillains much more.) (Would totally love a venom or joker gift!)
Oh, definitely chicks!

Space/Futuristic themes (Unless it's something like... Animals mounted with lasers or some shit.. we all know that's f'n awesome.)

I won't be picky, though, if you can't do anything with those, then that's fine with me, I'll love whatever I'm given.  ;)

Btw - Love the banner.
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