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Phyllis
It's that time again, my darlings! If you sign up before the 25th of November, you will receive your very own Matazonian to shower with gifts costing around 5 (as of right now, that's about $8 US).

To sign up, simply fill out the form at the bottom of this post with your own information, post it in this thread, and then PM me your address.

Important note: You need to send me your address even if you think I already have it.

The only person who can ignore the above message is moop, since he lives with me. tongue.gif I can remember my own address, but the odds of me actually finding an address sent to me a year ago are slim to none. Every year, someone forgets, and I have to track them down and tell them to go cut me a switch. Don't be that guy. Don't make me whoop you.

Victims will be assigned soon after the sign-up deadline passes. The deadline for sending gifts will be the 10th of December, given that some will have to be sent internationally. There's some wiggle room on the deadline, but be sure to let your victim know if his/her gift will be late (you'll receive the sign-in info for the Secret Santa account when one of Santa's helpers PMs you with your victim's name and address, and you can post in this thread under that username to ask questions, etc.).

Please don't participate if you think you might not be able to follow through. Sometimes things beyond your control can come up, which is perfectly understandable, but if you're going to flake, for the love of Pete, let us know as far in advance as you can, okay? Okay. Also, when you receive your gift, let your Santa know that it has arrived. Please be gracious if you receive something you don't like. Thank your Santa, or one of the elves will keelhaul you (I think we all know which one).

When you sign up, you'll need to let us know the identities of your past three victims. If you don't remember who they were, you can find the threads here: 2012, 2011, and 2010.

I think that's everything! PM me if you have any questions/concerns/chocolate/praise that can't go in the thread.

And I'm serious about that switch, people. Don't test me and my evil elves.

So...

Name: Candice
Previous Victim(s): gothictheysay, Cath, and Froggy.
Likes/Dislikes: Ever since this started, I've just asked for something to amuse me, and it has yet to fail me. I hate anything banana or cherry flavoured, should Santa feel like sending me food. Oh, and I'm a vegetarian, though I don't know why you'd send me meat. Never hurts to be sure, though. I harbour fantasies about moving to some remote location to become a beekeeper/hermit. Right now I'm in the process of eliminating bulky possessions so moving house isn't such a pain in my bottom; things that don't take up an amazing amount of space would be appreciated. smile.gif
froggle-rock
Name: Frogg
Previous Victim(s): Snoo, Oni,
Likes: Nail polish and nail art related things. Frogs. 3D printing. Glitter. Ginger. Cider. Rum. I'm all up for things I can eat / drink/ art with. Feel free to bug people in IRC if you are unsure wink.gif
Dislikes: peas. I really hate peas. I don't consider myself as having a phobia any more. But they're still on my hate list.
Cath Sparrow
Name: Cath
Previous victims: Sarah, Oni and Cand
Likes/Dislikes: I like pirates, goth stuff, generally alternative stuff steam punk etc. Hedgehogs and Owls rock. Odd = good. I've a seriously bad sweet tooth, jewellery and shiney stuff is good to and generally anything silly, amusing or quirky. JUST GET ME SOMETHING FUN!
I'm not so good with spicy stuff and I hate banana anything, they are the spawn of satan!! I think that reasonably covers it.
mooooooooooopo
Name: moop
Previous Victim(s): Mata, gothictheysay, Cath
Likes: Aircraft, programming, making things, cute animals, owls, unconventionally cute animals like spiny lizards, sour things, parma violets, turkish delight, root beer, weird noises and unconventional musical instruments, mysterious objects.
Dislikes: Bananas, mushrooms, meat, things you (or someone else) killed something to make.
snooodlysnoosnoosnoodle
Name: snoo
Previous Victim(s): Cath, CrazyMat, Fuzzy
Likes: I like socks, penguins and fraggle rock. I like spots and stripes, cheese, chocolate, Sour Patch Kids (but not the stupid UK ones that they've ruined with gelatine). Green. The Northern Lights. Crafty things. Marmite. Labyrinth. Small fuzzy creatures with squiffy noses.
Dislikes: Anything with meat products, such as gelatine. Tomatoes, useless things. Red. Scary stuff, cephalopods, overly girly things, things in bad taste.
Rattgirl
Name: Rattgirl (admittedly, I haven't been active on the forums since 2002, but I still keep in touch via Facebook!)
Previous victims: n/a
Likes: plushies, mint-flavored things, yummy coffee, dyeing my hair odd colors, cooking cooking cooking and food - related things, porters and stouts, puns, Eccleston as The Doctor, giraffes, things that don't break easily as I have a toddler, cats, puggles, gremlins and gargoyles. Yarn because crocheting is totally the only hobby I can manage these days. Pretty much anything related to Neil Gaiman. LGG. Shiny things because I was a magpie/cat/rodent in a past life I swear. Things made by hand, up to and including macaroni pictures.


Dislikes: anything considered "pop music/fashion" after 1998. Liver. Lima beans. Scented candles (which I actually love but my child thinks they are edible), things made out of plastic, horror movies and torture porn.
gothictheysay
Name: Sarah
Previous Victims: Oni, Candice and snoo
Likes: books and words, animals, wallets and bags, writing utensils, arts and crafts, card games, cute things, chocolate, music, toys, things that will make me laugh. ALSO, we just got two kittens, so silly cat things for them.
Dislike: Ask me if it's food-related! I LOVE sweets and chocolate and have become less picky, but it doesn't hurt to be safe. Nickelback. Anything gory. I don't really use makeup-related things.
Oni Usagi
Name: Oni
Previous victims: Phyllis, Funked Out Love Frog, Evil Spoon
Likes: Bunnies, foxes and kitsune, birds (esp raptors, parrots, swallows) space, JRPGs, Eastern and European mythology, coding, making myself seem as geeky as possible.
Dislikes: Pastels, uno, sweets, losing, fruit, arachnids, horror, Nickelback, military.
EvilSpork
It's only been three years since I remembered to sign up... No biggy...

Name: Andrew
Previous victims: Ashbless, Candice, Mata..?
Likes: Birds (exotics and otherwise), old stuff, spicy things, bicycles, motorcycles, classic video games, irn bru, fun screen printed tees, seriously good coffee, tea, bananas, orange (the color), orange (the fruit), cookies, muffins, pies, chocolate, wool, high performance synthetics, hiking, socks,
Dislikes: Being impaled, Arizona, crummy beer, large amounts of sugar (it makes my teeth hurt), nursing homes, answering phones, walmart
Mata
Name: Mata
Previous Victim(s): Witless, Lolo, Hobbes, CheeseMoose, Ryn, and EvilSpoon. Why have I got so many people on my list? It's rather weird. I've just copied from what I wrote last year. Ho hum.
Likes/Dislikes: Well designed objects or 'urban toys', books of pictures, illustration things generally, savoury foods, spicy foods, arty stuff, steampunk, cyberpunk, punk, gothy things, quirky things... Books with vampires. Books of quirky language stuff. Umm... Stuff. That should do. I don't really have many dislikes in the world. I'm a happy chap.
Phyllis
QUOTE (Mata @ Nov 7 2013, 07:23 PM) *
Why have I got so many people on my list? It's rather weird.

Because you didn't follow the instructions? tongue.gif

QUOTE (Phyllis @ Nov 1 2013, 05:38 PM) *
When you sign up, you'll need to let us know the identities of your past three victims.


But it's okay; my evil elves won't punish you. The past three victims are listed, after all. You just provided a bit extra. biggrin.gif

Edit: I'm assuming those are in reverse chronological order? So your most recent three were Wittles, Lo, and Hobbes?
LoLo
Name: LoLo
Previous Victim(s): Snoo, Daria, Crazymat and I skipped last year

Likes: I love things that are odd and will make you laugh. I'm not adverse to toys that poop candy or things that are grossly funny in general. I love socks and I always wear odd ones that never match. I love design and typography. I think Harley Quinn from batman is fabulous. I also am obsessed with eyes, though I just got rid of a lot of my eye stuff. By no means does the person who draws my name have to get me the specific things listed, it's just a guide. I like to be surprised, so I wouldn't be disappointed with something that I have no idea about.

Dislikes: Pink, cooked vegetables, tomatoes, overly girly crap.
elphaba2
Name Elphaba
Previous victims (skipped the last two years) then moop, vic, daria
Likes arabic, poetry, knittin, folk music (playing and listening), blues music, coffee, old-lady jewelry, snow, colors!
Dislikes meat, the state, useless things
Witless
Name: Witless/Wittles
Previous victims: MrBrick
Likes: Geeky things (especially science, and sci-fi related geeky things), cups, computer game themed office supplies and clothes, space, hedgehogs, the planet saturn, telescopes, cameras, firefly, star trek, dr who, bums and boobs.
Dislikes: The Star Wars prequels, the colour pink, cabbage, brussel sprouts, things designed to make everything smell nice (not so much a dislike, but I have practically no sense of smell so they do nothing for me).
Ashbless
Name: Ashbless
Previous victims: Mata, Smiler, Moop, Speaker and Daria.
Likes: All sorts of stuffs. Lives in Canada so foodstuffs is a tricky send. Is a geeky person and biblioholic.
Dislikes: The colour pink, harlequin novels, (Harley Quinn comics on the other hand would be awesome) and Mike's workout ads. (Seriously I've had enough of that guy - handsome or not he has to shut up already about his magic pink drink)

Sorry I'm late to the party. Hope there's still room to sign up.
Cath Sparrow
MrB told me to sign him up. Cand you get the fun of poking him for his address I suggest the sedge hammer. tongue.gif

Name : MrBrick
Previous Victims : The Human race and syuu (I think)
Likes : Geeky stuff, retro games, outdoorsy things like knives and useful pouches and stuff. Sci-fi books.
Dislikes : Most of the things that Syuu likes. Twilight, Fifty Shades of anything. You.
Phyllis
QUOTE (Ashbless @ Nov 13 2013, 07:45 AM) *
Sorry I'm late to the party. Hope there's still room to sign up.

Not late at all! The cut off date is the 25th of November. smile.gif

And you're a lamb for sending your address right away. Which brings me to...

AHEM. YOU PEOPLE. YOU PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT LAMBS (YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE). YOU NEED TO SEND YOUR ADDRESSES TO ME.

If you don't, the Sledgehammer of Justice awaits. evil.gif
Smiler
Name: Matt / Smiler
Previous Victim(s): Dear Elves, spotted history, could you fill in the gaps, don't think we did it last year/ year before... or maybe year before - being rubbish sorry

Likes/Dislikes:
Likes: Smiling and laughing is kinda high up on the list wink.gif Childish and futile stuff that makes you smile/giggle basically. Now that I have a two year old I'm finding that the things that amuse her in life are strikingly similar to those that my own.
Boring list - Sci-fi/ fantasy in most forms, comics, LARP, steampunk, D&D, Tats, books, radio, music, comedy.
Dislikes: There's little in life I truly dislike - apart from salad, that stuff's evil, it'll rot your brain. Oh, and skulls/skeletons. Not my own you understand, that's kinda useful, but 'bone art', I'm just no really into it.
MrBrick
Name : MrBrick
Previous Victim : Syuuuuu

Likes : Nerdy stuff, booze, bosoms.

Dislikes : You and everything you stand for.

EDIT : Cath already did mine, awesome. Cheers cath!
Faerieryn
Name: Faerieryn/ Ryn

Previous victims: I think we had Val and possibly Syuu a few years ago- we sent a mad cow germ!- Haven't done this in years!
Likes: Doctor Who, geeky things that most girls don't like, mugs, chocolate (NOT white- see my comment on my hubby!), things I can wear that show off my geek status at work

Dislikes: Anything cringy, things actually gifted to my hubby because he's easier to buy for, things that I could wear to show off my geeky status if I weren't a teacher, poor grammar and spelling

We haven't been around in a while but if you are in the London area over xmas and fancy meeting the youngest ( I think) Matazonian please give us a shout- her mataname WILL be smilingfaerie!

smile.gif rolleyes.gif
Phyllis
Time's up!

You all* should get a PM with your victim's name and address soon. Please bear in mind that half of the victims are being sent out by an elf in the Pacific Time Zone, so those of you on her list will get a PM a bit later than those on my half.

One of us will post here when all of the victims have been sent out.


*Well, almost all of you. Unfortunately, there was one person who failed to send me an address. sad.gif Had to leave you out, sorry.
LoLo
Assuming Phyllis has sent out her victims (which I'm guessing she has because I have gotten mine), you should all have your victim.

If anyone has not received a victim (that submitted an address) please PM Phyllis or myself so we can sort this out and face palm.
Rattgirl
Real quick question for those of us with overseas giftees: food is an ok, yes? The gifting thereof, I mean. We all know food is ok. Food is good for you. EET FOODZ OAR DIE spake the cook.
LoLo
QUOTE (Rattgirl @ Nov 25 2013, 07:19 PM) *
Real quick question for those of us with overseas giftees: food is an ok, yes? The gifting thereof, I mean. We all know food is ok. Food is good for you. EET FOODZ OAR DIE spake the cook.


Food can be done, just keep in mind that it takes around a week or more for a package to arrive depending on size.

The shipping also gets very expensive very quickly, so we often recommend ordering from amazon.co.uk or some place similar and having it shipped straight to the person to save on shipping.

Unfortunately that last part takes a bit of the fun of personalization of packaging and what not out, so depending on your budget and what you want to do, it's up to you.

I spent 60 once to send a very awesome personalized gift. laugh.gif
Secret Santa
Obnoxious Cutlery aka evilspoon
Could you forward your phone number to The Great Cand in The Sky as the jungle fairies are being a pain in the a$$.
Secret Santa
Dear nasty knife
Santa has a gift on its way, I would like to be with you next week to inform. Elf is doing away with the end of the hilt a jungle sprite into submission to do this so that they can be managed.

Your
P.I. Xie
p.a. to Santa
Secret Santa
Dearest Cath,

Three parcels are currently winging their way towards you, courtesy of a handsy postman who, if Santa is not mistaken, has a thing for tubby, bearded fellows. I feel I must warn you: Mrs Claus has been playing too much Monkey Island and fancies herself a northern version of the Voodoo Lady. She placed a curse on your parcels. Something horrible will happen unless you open all three at the same time. I'm not entirely sure what, mind, but it's probably best not to risk it. Mrs Claus has a devilish imagination and rather a lot of time on her hands. The last time Santa crossed her, he ended up installing a toilet in his sleigh late one Christmas Eve (don't ask).

Hoping your Christmas is merry and not at all full of curses,

S. Claus, Esq.
Ashbless
I thought I'd toss this in this thread even though it's not really Secret Santa.
If you fancy a christmas card could you please PM me your address?
I'm just curious if anyone will.

Merry Christmas / Seasonal Happiness to all.
Rattgirl
QUOTE (LoLo @ Nov 25 2013, 10:35 PM) *
Food can be done, just keep in mind that it takes around a week or more for a package to arrive depending on size.

The shipping also gets very expensive very quickly, so we often recommend ordering from amazon.co.uk or some place similar and having it shipped straight to the person to save on shipping.

Unfortunately that last part takes a bit of the fun of personalization of packaging and what not out, so depending on your budget and what you want to do, it's up to you.

I spent 60 once to send a very awesome personalized gift. laugh.gif


Rule-breaker!! *shaky fisty*
I suppose this is true. Overseas shipping of even tiny,light things quickly becomes prohibitively pricey. Off I go to troll the Amazon!
Secret Santa
Upon reviewing my (short) list of giftable amphibians, I noticed Frogg has been extra good this year.

Ho Ho ho, may your lily pad be merry and bright in the coming days! (One ho for each present).

NinjaClaus
froggle-rock
WOOHOOO!

I have been extra good this year. WOOP WOOP! *dances* OMG, is it a frog, an aquarium and a lilly? No, is it glitter? is it frog shaped glitter? is it glow in the dark frog shaped glitter? am I getting glitter herpes for Chimbo?
Secret Santa
Lololo!

*Ahem* I mean.... Hohoho! LoLo! As you know this time of the year is hectic for me! Your gift may arrive slightly late, but definitely before next year. The elves are working on relocating us to the South Pole... Something about ice caps melting and there not actually being any land mass up here.

xoxo

Santa
Secret Santa
Oni! You've been a good human. I shall reward this with a thing imminently. Possibly around the 6th.
Secret Santa
Ashbless!

You shall soon be *blessed* (ho ho ho!) with two separate gifts! Santa went on a hunch, so he hopes he guessed correctly that you will enjoy these fine things. As always, though, the elves couldn't seem to get themselves together, so you may get one a ways before the other. Merry Christmas!
Cath Sparrow
At least their not cursed unlike mine. tongue.gif
Secret Santa
Ho Ho Ho and the like.

MrBrick your a lucky man with a parcel or possibly two with things is on the way.

Hopefully the elves leave the pub long enough to bring them to you or they run into you their.
froggle-rock
I never imagined I would have to do this, but I am not at all happy with being trolled for SS. Rattagirl decided to send me pea candles.

Cand, Lo, please don't ever give me her as a giftee, nor to receive SS presents from again. sleep.gif

Edit: Given it in to a charity shop.
Secret Santa
Ryn,

I'm making your present myself this year, as the elves aren't to be trusted. I'm doing my best to finish it before the last posting date for Christmas, but it may be a very close thing. I'll let you know if it's going to be terribly late!

Love,
Santa
Secret Santa
On the subject of manufacturing... Mata, the elves that aren't creating Ryn's gift have gone to fetch the components for your exotic present. Due to the awesomeness of this offering to you, the overlord, my elves are telling me that it might be a little late getting to you. Mainly because it's awesome. Or terrible. Or made of very, very flighty bees.
Secret Santa
Greetings to Rattgirl!

Your present is currently in the post using the Amazon elves. Due to the way these things work out you will be getting two packages. The first will be gift wrapped but the second won't be because postage elves are lame. One present might actually be for your little monkey but the second will most definitely be for you to play with. Happy Christmas!

xx
Santa
Faerieryn
Aargh!!! Santa I moved house last week! If you are sending things via the mail service things will be ok however if you have used a little man in a white van there may be issues. Also Matt moved with me!
Phyllis
QUOTE (Faerieryn @ Dec 6 2013, 10:40 PM) *
Aargh!!! Santa I moved house last week! If you are sending things via the mail service things will be ok however if you have used a little man in a white van there may be issues. Also Matt moved with me!


Both you and Matt sent me your new address when you signed up for Secret Santa! Matt also sent his work address as a backup. No need to worry. smile.gif
Rattgirl
QUOTE (froggle-rock @ Dec 4 2013, 11:30 AM) *
I never imagined I would have to do this, but I am not at all happy with being trolled for SS. Rattagirl decided to send me pea candles.

Cand, Lo, please don't ever give me her as a giftee, nor to receive SS presents from again. sleep.gif

Edit: Given it in to a charity shop.



I am quite terribly sorry. As it was not for consuming, but was in fact for destroying (by fire!), I had thought it would make for a funny gag gift. I honestly didn't think it would go over so badly. I apologize as fervently as possible through this admittedly poor medium.

I hope the practice nail art nails and frog mitt were less heinous gifts.

Ratt.
Mata
Cheers for the notice SS, I'll be patient smile.gif
Secret Santa
Dear Gothictheysay

My original plans for my present for you were left to an unreliable elf. I had to have him fired for his poor job. Since then I have come up with a second plan and a package should be on their way to you!

From Santa
Secret Santa
Dear Witless,

Rest assured that your gift is in transit, though it has been routed via the Santa Conglomerate's international shipping hub. All being well it will arrive with you on time.

Please check back into this information kiosk for updates.

Sincerely,
Santa,
CEO,
Santa Conglomerate of the World
MrBrick
Dearest Secret Oni,
Many thanks for my gifts. They're perfect. You are a gentleman and a scholar. May dusky women anoint you with sweet-smelling oils.
A PICTURE OF AWESOMENESS

I will enjoy staring at my creeper sticker in fear whilst eating fine cheeses and playing with an AT-ST.

Regards,

Brick
Secret Santa
Dear Snoo,

Rest assured that your gift is in transit, though it has been routed via the Santa Conglomerate's international shipping hub. All being well it will arrive with you on time.

Please check back into this information kiosk for updates.

Sincerely,
Santa,
CEO,
Santa Conglomerate of the World
Ashbless

biggrin.gif


A bevy of owls have come to help me keep my page in books! Thank you!
I'm sure they'll come in very handy.

Merry Holidays,

Ashbless


MrBrick
*Parliament.
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