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SHH Secret SANTA 2012!!!

POWdER-man

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The Holidays are coming up and everyone loves getting (and giving) presents.

For the older Hypesters you know exactly what this is all about as we use to do this every year (last time in 2008). For you younger group...GET OFF MY LAWN!!! But seriously, most people should know what a Secret Santa involves. If not, continue reading...if so, still continue reading...

You will be exchanging e-presents with your fellow SHH members. It's fun as long as everyone who signs up participates.

For those of you who don't know (get out from under the rock you're under), a Secret Santa involves giving a gift to someone randomly chosen for you. You may not even know them - that's the fun in it.

Sign up here if you're interested. When there are enough people (approx 20+), I'll send out the PMs telling you who to get your gift for.

This is usually done more sooner during the month but we are starting late this year because the idea just hit me. If it's a success I will host it next year and will do it much more earlier in the month. Considering we are tight in time I will have to put a deadline for sign-ups on Wednesday, December 19th at 9:00 p.m EST. I will pm your recipient's name shortly after and that will give you just under a week to make a present for your recipient.

The Rules:

1. There is no physical gift exchange. No money is to be spent, this is all about creativity. Create something visually exciting and AMAZING with your computer. Examples may include avatars, wallpaper, a photoshopped image, a song, a short story, a video...etc. The sky is the limits, and you are only limited by your imagination. If you are not good at photoshopping or graphics, there are plenty of websites out there that can help and there are plenty of other things you can do!

2. DO NOT REVEAL YOURSELF AS THE SECRET SANTA. Do not do so until Christmas Eve or Christmas Day (Dec. 24th or Dec 25th) when you post or pm your gift. If you will be away during this time please notify me by pm and we can make arrangements for you to either pm me the gift and I will post it on your behalf or you can post it early in the thread with my permission.

3. It has to be Hype appropriate and not break any rules (obviously).

4. You may post the gift in this thread (which is better) or pm your recipient directly. If you send them a pm, PLEASE notify us by posting in this thread you have done so, so we don't think you are a deadbeat.

5. You may not be familiar with the person you are assigned to at all. That's part of the fun! You have to investigate... interrogate their friends... read their profiles... become their creepy, gift creating stalker.

6. No re-gifting and no 'google searching the day of'. Try to put a little thought into it and do the homework.

7. After PM's are sent (I will send them around 10:00 pm Dec 19th) YOU CAN'T BACK OUT. Unless something absolutely horrible has happened to you, you're stuck doing it. Or you'll face my wrath and you will be blacklisted from any future gift exchanges.

I'll might step in and provide a gift for the left-out person if I have time available or if any of you are interested in providing a second gift for someone else please PM me and I will list you as a backup.

So just signup by posting in this thread and I will update the list as the names come in. So get off your ass and do something nice for the Holidays:

Participants:

POWdER-man
TheIrishAvenger
knowsbleed
Hawkingbird
JewishHobbit
Kane52630
bullets
E-man
Hopefuldreamer
Sensi
Spider-Fan
Gotham Knight
Parker Wayne
 
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Might as well.

Knowing me, I'll end up on the blacklist.
 
I remember this... someone sent me porn one time. It was glorious. Sign me up POWdErp.
 
Might as well.

Knowing me, I'll end up on the blacklist.

Heh, just as long as you try to do something you should be okay. Plus if something were to happen during the Holidays it is better late than never.

I remember this... someone sent me porn one time. It was glorious. Sign me up POWdErp.

So you are saying you are easy to shop for then? :o
 
Humbug...there is a lot of Scrooges out there. I thought there would be a better response than this. :csad:
 
...I'll do it then. Though what I'd do I have no clue :o
 
Sure, sign me up. This sounds fun. How I managed to not hear of previous Secret Santas is beyond me.
 
Sign me up, I think I am able to make something in time before I leave to New York. :up:
 
Humbug...there is a lot of Scrooges out there. I thought there would be a better response than this. :csad:

Sorry.....but I've been busy sending real presents to various Hypsters.
 
Sorry.....but I've been busy sending real presents to various Hypsters.

It's okay Lee you don't need to make excuses, we all know your great grand child helps you get on here and we can't expect you to understand all our fancy tech-talk.

Happy Holidays. :hrt:
 
I've already made my gift to that special someone, whoever it may be.. :)
 
I'm in. I don't have any programs on my computer to make gifs or art, but I've got a wide array of things I'm thinking of right now that makes people smile. :)
 
Yeah I'm not so good at the technology :')
 
Sure, sign me up. This sounds fun. How I managed to not hear of previous Secret Santas is beyond me.

Sign me up, I think I am able to make something in time before I leave to New York. :up:

Sign me up!

I'm in. I don't have any programs on my computer to make gifs or art, but I've got a wide array of things I'm thinking of right now that makes people smile. :)

Awesome guys! I have added you all to the list.
 
But... how is it Secret Santa... everyone will know exactly who gave them their gift...

Surely it'd make more sense to PM the organiser of the Secret Santa thread all your gifts, and then he/she could send all the gifts out so the creators remained anonymous...

But whatever, i'll play :)
 
But... how is it Secret Santa... everyone will know exactly who gave them their gift...

Surely it'd make more sense to PM the organiser of the Secret Santa thread all your gifts, and then he/she could send all the gifts out so the creators remained anonymous...

But whatever, i'll play :)

Well I did think about that but in the end I did it for two separate reasons...

The first, that is the way it was done in the past on the Hype. I didn't see an actual reason, probably because it would be easier for the host to orchestrate and that the gift giver would get some recognition for their work.

The second, the majority of the Secret Santa exchanges I have done in real life, the person was revealed once the gift had been given.

If a majority of you want to do it the anonymous way I am fine with changing it too, so I am good with whatever. :)

Btw, I added you to the list. ;)
 
Well I did think about that but in the end I did it for two separate reasons...

The first, that is the way it was done in the past on the Hype. I didn't see an actual reason, probably because it would be easier for the host to orchestrate and that the gift giver would get some recognition for their work.

The second, the majority of the Secret Santa exchanges I have done in real life, the person was revealed once the gift had been given.

If a majority of you want to do it the anonymous way I am fine with changing it too, so I am good with whatever. :)

Nah, i'm notoriously terrible at Secret Santas anyway... I usually find out who had who :hehe:
 
I have drawn everyone's names and will be sending out the pm's shortly.

:)
 
Okay, I haven't sent the pm's out, so I will redraw the names with your name included.
 
PM's have gone out to everyone, if for some reason you didn't get yours let me know.

There was a couple of late sign-ups so I have updated the list.
 

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