Secret Santa 2018 - The Re-Santaning

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  1. Lone_Garurumon

    Lone_Garurumon Lone Wolf

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    Behold, after a year's absence, the Fun and Games Secret Santa event has officially made its return! If you've ever done any kind of Secret Santa before, then you've got a rough idea of how this is gonna go down. But here's the overview
    1. People who want to take part in the event express their interest in the thread, and if you want, you can answer some or all of the questions listed at the end of the OP to help your Secret Santa know what to give you. Sign ups will remain open until the 30th of November.
    2. Once sign-ups are done, each player will be randomly assigned to another, this will be the person you gift to. Remember that this is Secret Santa, so you won't know who got you, nobody will know who you've gotten. So shhhhhhh.
    3. Once you've been assigned your recipient, you'll have a few days to put together a theme (avatar, signature, usertitle, and optionally a location) for that player to use (The avatars and signatures do not need to be made by yourself, using pre-existing images is fine). Send the theme you've created to me and I'll forward them through to your recipient.
    4. Once you have your theme simply set it up on your account and use it throughout the holiday season.
    Now, while this is meant to be a fun game to play, we do have a few rules to keep in mind
    • Keep themes appropriate and friendly. You can make pretty much any kind of theme you want, but just remember to keep it within the forum rules, and don't go for anything too embarrassing or intentionally mean spirited.
    • Use the theme you're given. By signing up for the event you're agreeing to use the theme that your Santa has created for you, even if it's not what you expected or even a little bit embarrassing. That's just part of the fun. If you really aren't comfortable with the theme you've received though, let me know and I'll try to work something out.
    • Stay on time. Please try to create your theme in a timely manner. It's no fun if the player only gets their theme a few days before the month's end. If you don't think you're going to have time to put together the theme, then maybe you should pass this year. If something comes up to prevent you from making the theme during the prep period, then just let me know and I'll try to work something out. The intent is for all themes to be made and distributed by the 5th of December.
    • Make sure the avatars and signatures are within the forum limits. I will double check all of these before I forward them on to the recipient, but it'll just be easier on everyone if you make sure they're all within the limits and ready to go once you send them. The signature limits are as follows:
      The avatar limit is 50 kB. This has nothing to do with any forum rules, it's just the max size the forum will let you upload for avatars.
    • Do you have a favorite movie or genre of movie?
    • Video game? TV show? Book series? Song/Artist?
    • What is your favorite color?
    • Do you have any favorite celebrities or fictional characters?
    • What is your favorite Pokémon or Pokémon character?
    • Do you have any interests or hobbies you really enjoy that wasn't covered by the other questions?
    • Is anything completely off limits as a gift? (you can PM me personally if you'd like and I can let only your Secret Santa know if it's more personal)

    Naturally I'll be taking part also, but I'll choose not to answer any questions. Whoever gets me can just go nuts.

    Very interested to see the things people come up with. Have fun and Happy Holidays!

     
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  2. Rainbow Cloud

    Rainbow Cloud Rainbow Guardian

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    In :)

    Do you have a favorite movie or genre of movie?

    Favourite movie genre wouuld be science fiction.

    Video game? TV show? Book series? Song/Artist?
    Favourite video games series would be Sonic and Pokemon.
    Favourite TV shows; Red Dwarf, My Little Pony Friendship is Magic.
    Books series; Harry Potter series.
    Song/Artist; not really that into music.

    What is your favorite color?

    Rainbows or Green

    Do you have any favorite celebrities or fictional characters?
    Not really a fan of any celebrities.
    Fictional Characters; Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, Scootaloo, Luna (MLP:FiM), Tails, Rouge, Tikal, Chaos (Sonic)

    What is your favorite Pokémon or Pokémon character?
    My favourite pokemon is Mew, also a fan of Dragonite, Umbreon, Typhlosion, Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium, Ninetales, Ho-Oh, Grovyle, Lopunny, Ampharos.
    Favourite pokemon characters; Misty, Lance, Jasmine, Clair, Miror B.

    Do you have any interests or hobbies you really enjoy that wasn't covered by the other questions?
    No

    Is anything completely off limits as a gift? (you can PM me personally if you'd like and I can let only your Secret Santa know if it's more personal)
    No, you don't have to stick to these suggestions either, have fun :D
     
  3. IncineROAR

    IncineROAR Darth Ignis

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    Count me in.

    Do you have a favorite movie or genre of movie?


    I guess I like Star Wars and arthouse cinema.

    Video game? TV show? Book series? Song/Artist?

    Video Game - Call of Duty Black Ops 4, Pokemon BW/B2W2, Pokemon DPPt, Pokemon ORAS, Pokemon XY
    Favorite Book Series is Harry Potter
    Negative on song/artist

    What is your favorite color?

    Green

    Do you have any favorite celebrities or fictional characters?

    Incineroar, Lord Voldemort, Darth Vader, Greninja, Lucario

    I don't have any particular celebrity I am fond of

    What is your favorite Pokémon or Pokémon character?

    lol

    Do you have any interests or hobbies you really enjoy that wasn't covered by the other questions?

    Not really. I live in a bubble consisting of Pokemon, Star Wars, and Harry Potter

    Is anything completely off limits as a gift? (you can PM me personally if you'd like and I can let only your Secret Santa know if it's more personal)

    Surprise me.
     
  4. Rainami

    Rainami Sableye, eater of gems

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    I'll join

    • Do you have a favorite movie or genre of movie?
    I'm a fan of harry potter, shrek, 20,000 leagues under the sea, monty python and the holy grail, etc
    • Video game? TV show? Book series? Song/Artist?
    I really like zelda: skyward sword, xenoblade chronicles, pokemon sun/moon/ultra sun/ultra moon, luigi's mansion dark moon, and more. TV shows I like include south park, futurama, adventure time, rick and morty, steven universe, supernatural, the walking dead, gravity falls, etc.
    • What is your favorite color?
    Purple. I quite like pink, black, and blue too.
    • Do you have any favorite celebrities or fictional characters?
    ghirahim, terezi pyrope, remilia scarlet, satori komeiji, hanzō urushihara, porky minch, luigi, petey piranha, peridot, vivian (paper mario), bowser jr., yuno gasai, eric cartman, hisoka morow, etc.
    • What is your favorite Pokémon or Pokémon character?
    my favorite pokemon is sableye. I also really like sharpedo, mimikyu, guzzlord, stunfisk, gourgeist, swalot, furret, misdreavus, jigglypuff, lurantis, araquanid, omastar, hydreigon, tapu lele, minior, etc. Favorite characters include blue, miror b., grimsley, sabrina, acerola, nanu, etc.

    • Is anything completely off limits as a gift? (you can PM me personally if you'd like and I can let only your Secret Santa know if it's more personal)
    anything involving swimsuits makes me uncomfortable

    check out my profile if you want more info about me
     
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  5. Lone_Garurumon

    Lone_Garurumon Lone Wolf

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    Also, something that I've been asked about and should probably go in the OP next year because it's come up both years we've done this: You do not need to make the avatar or signature yourself, using pre-existing images for these is fine.
     
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  6. AussieEevee

    AussieEevee Frosty Eevee

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    You know what, I'll participate.

    I suppose if I had to choose a favourite movie, it'd be Stargate: Ark of Truth.

    Oh boy. In no particular order.

    World of Warcraft
    Stargate
    Star Trek (2005 and before)
    Star Wars (2014 and before)
    Mass Effect (including Andromeda)
    Pokemon
    Power Rangers
    Kamen Rider
    Super Sentai
    Slim Dusty (Music)

    Blue

    In no particular order:

    Jaina Proudmoore (Warcraft)
    Jaina Solo (Star Wars)
    Captain Ben Sisko (Star Trek)
    Captain John Archer (Star Trek)
    May (Pokemon)
    Dawn (Pokemon)
    Serena (pokemon)
    Ash (pokemon)
    Colonel Jack O'Neill (Stargate)
    Colonel John Shepard (Stargate)

    Growlithe and Eevee. Though I'm a fan of any cute dog/fox like pokemon.

    I'm a web developer.

    Anything related to Pokemon Go, Let's Go, Star Wars post-2014 or Star Trek post-2005.
     
  7. ZinnLav

    ZinnLav Tag Team Twins

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    Sounds like fun, sign me up.

    Do you have a favourite movie or genre of movie?
    I'm not big on movies but games and books, I love a good mystery, fantasy is.... fantastical.
    Video game? TV show? Book series? Song/Artist?
    Oh boy.... That's quite the question... To name a few... Spyro, Ratchet & Clank, Dragon Age, Little King's Story, I just love open world games really, the exploration is fun.
    TV shows? I watch a fair amount of Netflix & anime. I love the French cartoon Wakfu and also enjoyed classic Cartoon Network such as Samurai Jack, Dexter's Laboratory and Kids Next Door. Some live action shows I enjoy are The Good Doctor, Downton Abbey, Blacklist & Gotham. I have a link to the anime I've seen and rated if you want to get an understanding of what I like:
    https://www.anime-planet.com/users/ZinnLav/anime/watched
    Usually anime with a mystery behind it or cute guys, to name a few: Assassination Classroom, Cells at Work, Code Geass, Psycho Pass & Future Diary
    I also love Steins;Gate, Danganronpa & the Zero Escape series which are visual novels by the developer Spike Chunsoft

    Loving a good mystery, my favourite author is Agatha Christie "The Queen of Crime" and thus I love all her novels. I'm big on manga too, I'm currently reading My Hero Academia & Black Butler. Lord of the Rings is a good book series I enjoy too.
    I'm not really big on music, but I enjoy classic rock, JPop & regular classical.
    What is your favourite colour?
    My favourite colour is Royal Purple, I also like Black & Dark Red (In case my avatar didn't make that clear enough)
    Do you have any favourite celebrities or fictional characters?
    Celebrities? pfft, not really. As for fictional characters, there are so many I love (see my loved characters on anime-planet to see what I mean) ones that stand out would include: Kokichi Oma, Grell Sutcliff, Lelouch Lamporege and Ciel Phantomhive
    What is your favourite Pokémon or Pokémon character?
    My favourite Pokémon is Gallade, my favourite type is Ghost, favourite gym leaders are Tate & Liza, my favourite E4 member is Lucian, my favourite champion is Cynthia & Ruby is my favourite Pokémon Special manga character.
    Do you have any interests or hobbies you really enjoy that wasn't covered by the other questions?
    Let's see... anime nerd... bookworm... gamer... That about covers it, for extra information to be gleaned from me see my post here:
    ~ Community Question of the Week ~ What is the dumbest way you’ve been injured?
    Is anything completely off limits as a gift? (you can PM me personally if you'd like and I can let only your Secret Santa know if it's more personal)
    Not that I can think of, but if something comes up I'll let Lone know so a replacement for it can be arranged.

    I might've went overboard but at least it gives whoever gets me plenty of options to pick from, so I won't be hearing any complaints about that!
    I'm not too fussy really and I love answering questions about myself because I'm just that vain.

    I can't wait to do this, it'll be fun!





     
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  8. MegaPod

    MegaPod Trial Captain Nanu

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    You know what? I’ll try this thing out this year!

    • Do you have a favorite movie or genre of movie?
    Well, I do tend to like comedy as well as sci-fi/fantasy movies. Some specific movies I enjoy include Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, WALL-E, The Brave Little Toaster, The Simpsons Movie, Groundhog Day, and Zoolander.

    • Video game? TV show? Book series? Song/Artist?
    Video games I like include Pokémon (naturally; I’ve played Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, White, and Ultra Sun versions, as well as Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia), and Mario games such as Super Mario Galaxy, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Mario Kart Wii, Super Mario Maker, Super Mario 3D World and Bowser’s Inside Story.

    TV shows I like include Phineas and Ferb, Heroes, Star Trek TNG (haven’t watched it all yet), Gravity Falls (also haven’t watched it all), and Doctor Who (see previous; I’ve mostly seen several episodes with the 9th Doctor, plus a few with the 1st).

    In the way of literature, I particularly like the Harry Potter books, the Hunger Games trilogy, and Les Misérables.

    My favorite musical artist is They Might Be Giants. I love their wide variety of fun, weird and quirky songs and music videos. I also enjoy listening to Modest Mouse and Jason Mraz.

    • What is your favorite color?
    I definitely love purple, but I also like red, blue, teal, and bright green a lot.

    • Do you have any favorite celebrities or fictional characters?
    Fictional characters outside of Pokémon I happen to like include Hiro Nakamura and Sylar (Heroes), the Daleks (Doctor Who), Radio (The Brave Little Toaster), Q (Star Trek TNG), Discord (MLP), Peter Pettigrew (Harry Potter), Gentleman Ghost (DC Comics), Fawful (Mario), and Rumpelstiltskin (Once Upon a Time).

    • What is your favorite Pokémon or Pokémon character?
    My very favorite Pokémon is Dhelmise, and I also love Xurkitree, Stakataka, Nihilego, Meltan, Metapod, Spewpa, Charjabug, Klefki, Snorunt, Glalie, Magnezone, Lampent, Chandelure, Primarina, Brionne, Braixen, Trevenant, Golisopod, Kyogre, Regice, Aegislash, Whirlipede, Scolipede, Wailord, Hitmonlee, Omanyte, Anorith, Archeops, Sigilyph, Crobat, Claydol, Stunfisk, Gliscor...okay, this list is getting pretty long and I’ve only dipped into my pool of favorites, lol.

    In the way of human Pokémon characters, my very favorite is Nanu. I also like Guzma, Molayne, Acerola, Hala, Olivia, Brock, Skyla, N, and Cyrus.

    • Do you have any interests or hobbies you really enjoy that wasn't covered by the other questions?
    I do enjoy photography and canoeing.

    • Is anything completely off limits as a gift?
    Animal products (meat, dairy, eggs, etc.) Aw, and you were so excited to have me theme Spam. I do not eat them, Sam-I-Am!


    Of course, if you think something else works as a theme for me, you’re not restricted to just what I’ve named in the list.
     
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  9. NMLewis

    NMLewis Santa's Canine Helper

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    I will sign up also!

    • Do you have a favorite movie or genre of movie?
    My favourite movies are (appropriately Christmas-y) Home Alone and Home Alone 2.
    • Video game?
    Pokemon, obv. (fave games are Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald, Platinum, Black/White/Black 2/White 2)
    Also Zork Nemesis. King's Quest, favourite one is VII. Space Quest, favourite one is IV. Peggle, Peggle Nights. The Incredible Machine 3. Rayman and Rayman 2 (but none of the others!). And Spider Solitaire, lol.
    • TV show?
    Just too many.
    The Thick of It is my absolute fave, I would say I quote it the most.
    • Song/Artist?
    Too many favourite songs, but a lot of them are by these artists:
    The Beatles
    Florence & the Machine
    Marina and the Diamonds
    Sara Bareilles
    Lily Allen
    Kesha
    • What is your favorite color?
    Dark Green, and maybe Sky Blue
    • Do you have any favorite celebrities or fictional characters?
    The comedy creation of Peter Serafinowicz that is Brian Butterfield could be a fave celebrity, lol.
    Fictional characters - Mostly NPCs in Pokemon. Hoenn Elite Four. Unova gym leaders. Oh, Gordon from Thomas the Tank Engine. And Rheneas. But not CGI animation Thomas era!!
    • What is your favorite Pokémon or Pokémon character?
    I basically have a top 8 - Meganium, Miltank, Flygon, Walrein, Salamence, Alomomola, Mandibuzz and Keldeo. It extends to their evolutionary relatives, too. And I love both Keldeo's forms.

    Whitney is my favourite gym leader. Glacia is my favourite Elite Four member. Arcade Star Dahlia is my favourite Frontier Brain.
    • Do you have any interests or hobbies you really enjoy that wasn't covered by the other questions?
    Dogs are awesome. Big dogs, specifically. Also birds of prey. Forests. Mountains. These are relevant... words.
     
  10. KenderCharmeleon

    KenderCharmeleon Psycho Jester

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    =\ I wanna try it, but excuse me in advance for my poor artistical skills! :D

    • Do you have a favorite movie or genre of movie?
    I like fantastical and Sci-fi movie. I like movies that make you think or drama. I like funny movies too. Well I like all kind of movies. It's too difficult to just pick one.
    • Video game? TV show? Book series? Song/Artist?
    I'm a big fan of Video Game! My top 5 is probably :
    1) Okami
    2) Persona 4/5
    3) Shadow of the Collossus
    4) Chrono Trigger
    5) Elder Scrolls series
    6) Final Fantasy VI


    TV Show?
    Not a real fan of TV Show. I enjoyed Breaking Bad, Black Mirror.
    I'm more a fan of Anime! There is too much to tell. I like oldies and new ones alike. As long it's not focusing on fan-servicing.

    Book Series
    Not reading a lot of books lately. I was a big fans of AD&D, and Stephen King though.

    Song/Artist
    I love Video Game Music, and J-Pop. I'm a fan of Heavy Metal, Rock, Alternative, Grunge, etc.... I don't like Hip Hop or Rap so much. I'm not a fan of Pop music either.
    • What is your favorite color?
    BLUE! I like red too.
    • Do you have any favorite celebrities or fictional characters?
    Not really. I'm a fan of dragons in general.
    • What is your favorite Pokémon or Pokémon character?
    Charmeleon of course! I like all the Chars. For the trainers, I kinda like Alain and Lance. Oh, and Kiawe too.
    • Do you have any interests or hobbies you really enjoy that wasn't covered by the other questions?
    I enjoy boardgames and hiking. What I enjoy the most is passing time with my family and friends.
    • Is anything completely off limits as a gift? (you can PM me personally if you'd like and I can let only your Secret Santa know if it's more personal)
    I enjoy jokes with good taste, so anything within the rules is fine by me!
     
  11. Lone_Garurumon

    Lone_Garurumon Lone Wolf

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    Thanks to the magic of time zones, I'm aware that it's still November for some people, but that still makes this the last day to sign up! So if anyone was on the fence this is your last chance.
     
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  12. Lone_Garurumon

    Lone_Garurumon Lone Wolf

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    Lone_Garurumon Lone Wolf

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    All the pairings are done, so go nuts and have fun.
     
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  14. AussieEevee

    AussieEevee Frosty Eevee

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    I just want to quickly clarify this if I may.

    So, since I have no artistic talent, I am allowed to get the images from Google? I assume, as part of the overall forum rules, that you'd want the link to where I got it from if it's not official artwork for whatever franchise I am using? (If I use a franchise)
     
  15. Lone_Garurumon

    Lone_Garurumon Lone Wolf

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    Yes. So long as the artist gets credit, you can source the images from wherever you want.
     
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  16. Lone_Garurumon

    Lone_Garurumon Lone Wolf

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    All themes have been created and distributed. I wound up removing myself from the list, since I figured it kinda broke the spirit of the game if I knew who mine was.
    If anyone doesn't have their themes just let me know. You should all have them though.
    Also, it occurs to me that in the process of adding credits to the signatures, I kiiiiiiinda sorta totally gave away who made half of your themes. So uhh, I was gonna save this until after the holidays, but I figure there's no point in hiding them at this point. So, here's who did who:
    @KenderCharmeleon -> @NMLewis
    @Rainbow Cloud -> @ZinnLav
    @IncineROAR -> @Rainbow Cloud
    @Squid-chan -> @KenderCharmeleon
    @AussieEevee -> @MegaPod
    @ZinnLav -> @IncineROAR
    @MegaPod -> @AussieEevee
    @NMLewis -> @Squid-chan
     
  17. AussieEevee

    AussieEevee Frosty Eevee

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  18. AussieEevee

    AussieEevee Frosty Eevee

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    @Lone_Garurumon, this is yours.

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    Avatar credit goes to: here

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    Banner credit goes to AussieEevee with help from Digimon Adventures Wiki and Bulbapedia

    Title: Lone Wolf
     
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  19. KenderCharmeleon

    KenderCharmeleon Psycho Jester

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    Fire! Fire! Heh heh heh! Welcome to my Barbecue!

    (And Thank you @Squid-chan (y):D)
     
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  20. Lone_Garurumon

    Lone_Garurumon Lone Wolf

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    Yeah, it wound up with two 3 player cycles, and one straight trade. sometimes random doesn't really feel like it.

    You know what, I'mma take it.
     
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