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November 10, 2012


24 (who?)

{adopt secret santa - closed -}

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 10, 2012, 2:26 AM


UPDATE THE SECOND : I'm allowing a week's extension (until the 2nd of January) since it's come to my attention many of you are really busy or have gone away.
After this time, i will release the list of secret santas, although from now on you may post them on deviantART.

UPDATE: Don't forget, you can upload your adopts ahead of time to the blog, but you must upload your gift adopts BY THE 25TH. You may only post them on deviantART on either the 24th or the 25th, however.
Please remember I will be releasing the list of who got who on the 25th, so it'll be obvious if you don't make a gift for your partner

WOAH HEY A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE TRIED OUT so upping the max member limit to 36
two things
1. PLEASE do not note me with examples!! comment on this journal only!!
2. unfortunately due to personal stress (and reasons IN THE JOURNAL READ THE JOURNAL) not everyone will be accepted!! i'm really sorry, but if i accepted everyone then i would have a ton more work to do.
(do not be discouraged if you aren't accepted - feel free to make your own adopt secret santa!! I really wish i could accept everyone, but it's not practical!)

hey everyone!! i realize this is a bit early, but i've decided to do an adopt secret santa!!
this will work like a normal secret santa, except you will essentially be making a custom adopt for your partner.
since there aren't THAT many adopt makers, there will be a limit of 36 participants.
unfortunately (fortunately?) i've had the experience of running several secret santas in the past, and nothing is as unpleasant as somebody complaining about their gift ( or recieving a really sub-par gift when they put tons of effort into theirs), so there will be a basic quality standard.

How will this work?
After being accepted, you will write up a journal with requests for your 'custom' adopt and link it to me, and it will be added to a list (which will be posted after all participants are confirmed) on the speciality blog, here -
Then I will use a random number generator to pair up participants (who will be number and anonymous), and i'll bully/bribe my sister/friend/relative into sending out the informing notes - i will have no idea who's paired up with who.

How long do we have?
Sign ups will close in 1 week, or earlier if all the spots are filled up.  You have until December the 24th to do your gift adopt, although you may submit it anonymously to the blog from the 14th onwards.  (Saying who it's for, of course)

Can I do more than one adopt for my partner?
Of course! You could submit adopts multiple times after submissions open if you wanted to! To prevent some people being spammed/others getting jealous, however, there will be a limit of five adopts per partner.

I have a lot of personal issues with _____, what if i get paired with them?
Based on past experience, this is a possibility, in which case you should note me and I will ensure that when their partner/your partner is being picked, you don't get each other.

Can I be paired with ________?
No, sorry. Pairs will be randomly selected. The only way you have some impact on who you get/who gets you is if you have a legitimate reason to not want to draw for them.

Help! My partner didn't give me enough information/I can't draw ______!
send an ask anonymously to the blog requesting more information, with your partner's name in the ask. I will then ask them, and post their reply as the ask reply.

Can I post the adopts I make on dA?
yes, but only after the 24th, as this would reveal your identity and sort of spoil the surprise, lmao.

If I don't like the adopt I got, can I sell it/swap it/give it away?
I can't give you a definite answer - this depends on who gave you your adopt/s, so it's best to ask them.
I personally do not approve of reselling, especially if the adopt was originally a freebie/gift, but people have differing views.

1. peachshark
2. Eeyrie
3. sockjuice
4. monobye
5. PucknPie
6. Seraphim-Art
7. nilmea
8. paigy-loli
9. Burscutum
10. InsignificantYeti
11. Kingdomkey
12. dinosuu
13. ArrangedShenanigans
14. Saygo-pohm
15. M1ssNautilus
16. Thami-Mixim
17. NadopT
18. BlaezinCherry
19. claire-face
20. acidicapple
21. Shinonomu
22. Torikii
23. amouu
24. BeesHoneypot
25. peacockaroo
26. isi-a
27. NorthernFeathers
28. kitchaaan
29. Scratchbite
30. Ms-Cake-Bandit
31. Gebakje
32.  okita17
33. Nahnum
34. ninety
35. costmary / teamary
36. IV3H
(will be added to once first slots fill up)

EVERYONE CHOSEN (well waiting on one person to come online and confirm), please don't try and guilty trip me if you didn't get in, i know it sucks - it's happened to me - but really, making me feel bad about it doesn't - and won't - change anything.

THOSE ACCEPTED; please make your secret santa journal within the next week or so, and link it to me ON THIS JOURNAL.
check the blog for updates and the final list.

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IV3H Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
so do i have to submit it to the blog and dA??
and am i allowd to say who im giving it too? //v\\\\
peachshark Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you can do either or both!! and yes you can uvu
IV3H Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
also. where do i link you to the adopts that i finished?? Q H Q
peachshark Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
here is fine!!
IV3H Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
oh ohkay goot [link]
IV3H Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
iqebvriqeur oki good. = q = thank
okita17 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
o A o ah, Im so sorry but I'm having trouble here!

I couldn't upload my SS gift and so it hasn't been uploaded on to tumblr yet and I also read just below, that you sent out notes ? I didn't receive any notes though! D:

Im so sorry if this is a bother, I just don't want my secret santa to miss out! >x<
peachshark Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nononono, i'll send out notes to anyone who is super late - i'm giving a week extension since people are busy !!
don't worry!
okita17 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Ahhh! okay >w< Thanks!
Ms-Cake-Bandit Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can submit to DA now right?
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