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2015 Secret Santa

#1 Post by Dreamgazer » Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:22 am

Hello, everyone! With Christmas just next month, who's interested in playing Secret Santa?
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Here's my idea. I'm sure some of you have a couple of character sprites from previous games or your current project. Or maybe you don't have any work done, but hey, you still have free things and your imagination. (The sky's the limit!)

Now, how about using your old game material (or free ones) to make a short visual novel as a gift for someone else? It doesn't even have to be a visual novel. Maybe you rather give them a short story, some fanart, a stick-figure hangman game - whatever your schedule will allow. The point is to make sure that everyone gets a gift that will bring them a smile on Christmas.

If you're interested, please let me know.

If, for any reason, you have to drop out of the game, just tell me. It doesn't matter even if it's last minute. I'll cover you and make sure your partner gets something. I don't want anyone to be empty-handed on Christmas.

If you don't have any time to play but just want to give your support, please do! Let's spread the holiday cheer.

Any questions?

EDIT:
Taking Caveat Lector's and Reikun's advice (thank you so much!), I'll be basing the rules off previous Secret Santas.

1) Submit your wishlist. (November 7 - November 30)
You can send me a PM or comment here. If you like, you can mention multiple items. Do you want a poem? Do you want a piece of art, fanfic, or music? Just say it!

If you don't have anything specific in mind, you can make it vague. Maybe there's a particular character you want to see or a genre you like. Whatever it is, mention it and see what happens. Dreams can come true.
Caveat Lector wrote:If the request is fandom-related, please at least provide a basic reference for the characters or source material.
To be exact, the deadline is December 1 at 12 AM PST.

2) Check in with Your Work! (December 1 - December 23/24)
I will PM everyone the name of their partner and their wishlist. Please try your best to complete your present before December 25! This will spare you the stress of rushing to finish and your partner the possibility of receiving nothing. Don't let that happen to you!
TsukiShima wrote: The present can be in any form (if your requester didn't specify them):
- Arts : Fanarts, comics, video, animations, wallpapers, etc.
- Writing : Fanfiction, short story, review, poems, etc.
- Musics : BGM, theme song, lyrics, etc.
- Programming : Short fangame, gui, etc.
- or anything else, get creative!
3) Get Your Present! (December 23 - 25)
It's time to play Santa! You're free to post it here or PM your partner personally. December 25 is the soft deadline. December 30 is the hard deadline. if any of you haven't received anything by December 30, PM me ASAP.

Mini-FAQ

Are you having trouble fulfilling your request? Just let me know. I will check in with your partner and ask whether they can tweak their wishlist. Don't forget to tell me what you're good at doing (i.e. writing, drawing, programming, and so on). If there's anything you're uncertain about (the requester's phrasing, perhaps), talk to me. I'll bring it up with your partner and see if we can't get the misunderstanding straightened out.

Expect a PM from me once a week, starting December 6. I'll ask about your Secret Santa progress every Sunday evening. But there's no pressure! I just want to hear if everything's going well or if you're in need of any help. But if I don't receive a reply, I'll have to give you another shout-out a few days later. If I don't get an answer after the third time, I'll have no choice but to assume you dropped out.

Do you want to be a back-up Secret Santa? You would have my unending gratitude. Just send me a PM.

You finished your present in time but can't get into the forums by December 25. No problem! Just send it to me. I'll hand it over to your partner for you.

If you want to let me know about your progress, just post here. I only ask that you don't edit one of your previous posts. Otherwise, you'll make it difficult for me to keep track of it. Then, I'll end up sending you a "How you doing?" PM on Sunday, and I'm sure you don't want that. Or do you?

Do you want to drop out? Send me a PM. Like I said, I don't want anyone going empty-handed on Christmas. I or a back-up Secret Santa will take care of it!

To summarize, do your best to finish in time! If you run into any troubles, send me a PM. Most importantly, enjoy yourself. Have yourselves a Merry Christmas!

WISHLIST

Anne:
"Wishlist: anything Shinsengumi-related, art, fiction, music, full game (who knows? 8)), anything goes, historical or for any existing series (Hakuoki, Peacemaker, Kaze Hikaru...)"

Caveat Lector:
"Okay, I've made my selection after spending sometime thinking about it: Either a short story (original or fanfic--preferable for the latter would be Higurashi) or art (again, original or fanart) based around one of the songs from this list (any song): https://www.fanfiction.net/topic/135028 ... -Challenge"

CSV:
"As for a wishlist...I guess I would like any art of my original characters? You can find a few of them here (I am still updating)."

Dreamgazer:
"Fanart or fanfic of the characters from my Death Room would be nice. I think you can tell Ambrosia's my favorite. Ambrosia/Dev or Ambrosia/Dominic (or even Dev/Ambrosia/Dominic) would be lovely.
I would also love fanart of my characters from my upcoming visual novel or a fanfic, guessing how the characters will act.
As for something unrelated to my projects, I would be very happy to receive a short original visual novel."


Enigma:
"What I want: Some fanfic or art of my current favorite ,Dia, from my WIP project Freedom from Silence"

Harliqueen:
"As for my wishlist...umm... Maybe some art of my characters from my game- http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewto ... 43&t=33018, or just some general Bleach fanart, or Christmas-inspired Bleach fanfic."

Hazel-Bun:
"I'd like anything related to one of my projects. You can find them using the links below, or and via cscribes.com!"
(Note: By 'links below,' she's referring to her signature, which you can find right here. Just scroll straight down to the bottom.)

Hijiri:
"As for ideas on what I could receive in return, I'd take anything on Death Rule, either lost code or Killing System."

ibukichan:
"What do I want... I'm not really picky, but something with a dark theme, or a mystery type thing would be really cool! Or some fanart of Ryoko and Rin, my favourite characters from my wip Jinsei no Mondai."

Katta:
"I want a space otome)) too much? then a handsome alien (humanoid)"

ludeshka:
"What I wish for: Fanart or fanfic (<3) for either Hierofanía, Hierofanía 2 (the first demo is here! ) or Rhyme or Reason."

Reikun:
"wishlist:
- anything related to Theo (thread: http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewto ... 16&t=24589 , chara refs: http://puu.sh/lEFL3/bccf107e96.jpg) or Ciikos Bridge (thread: http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewto ... 50&t=30761 , chara refs: http://puu.sh/lEG1k/42d01f24d5.jpg)"


Rinima:
"As for what I would like, either just some art of this cutie: http://sta.sh/043heu4bruy
Or a short story using this character. She doesn't have a name, or a personality ect ect, just do what you want with her, but something to do with Pirates would be cool."


Rozume:
"As for what I want, I'd like some fanart/fanfiction/fangame/fan-anything of my OTP Hayley/Aaron (both original characters):

Here are some RP threads between the two to spark ideas: [x][x][x][x][x] (there are other threads too; you can also dig around the site, just look for anything in 2015 starring either Hayley or Aaron)

Here are their RP profiles: [Aaron][Hayley]

and some pictures of them: [Hayley][Hayley again][More Hayley][Aaron] (there's only one doodle of Aaron orz)"


SilverHyena:
"As for what I'd want...
Anything related to one of my games, Sacred Sand (http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewto ... 43&t=16370) or Mira's Magical Mishap (http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewto ... cal+mishap), would be awesome.
Or if bxb or gxg games bother you: Do something related to Carver Hawke from Dragon Age II."


Watercress Studios:
"Just something fun they enjoyed making :)"

Yomuchan:
"Fanart of this girl.
http://i.imgur.com/YtwtpnX.jpg"


YuukiCrossPudding:
""Maybe something related with my old game project will be nice? (Even they're not finished and long forgotten ;; )

http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewto ... =37&t=8966
- Turnip in Love

http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewto ... =16&t=8845 - Blue Rose

Or if it's too difficult due to lack of references, something with "Angel" theme will be great c:"

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Re: Secret Santa

#2 Post by Caveat Lector » Sat Nov 07, 2015 1:48 pm

I'd love to participate in SS (though not as an organizer again! However, since I did this last year, if I have time, I think I can help out if need be). I probably could not make a short VN, but I would be up for a short story or fanfic.

As for our actual wishes ourselves...could we have a bit more time to think them over? I'll try to think of something within a few weeks.
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Re: Secret Santa

#3 Post by Rozume » Sat Nov 07, 2015 2:24 pm

I have 3049304930493034 things to do and a Secret Santa shouldn't be one of them...

BUT WHY NOT.

I CAN MAKE ANYTHING YOUR KOKORO DESIRES - VNS, FANART, CRAPPY RPGMAKER GAME, ANYTHING.

As for what I want, I'd like some fanart/fanfiction/fangame/fan-anything of my OTP Hayley/Aaron (both original characters):

Here are some RP threads between the two to spark ideas: [x][x][x][x][x] (there are other threads too; you can also dig around the site, just look for anything in 2015 starring either Hayley or Aaron)

Here are their RP profiles: [Aaron][Hayley]

and some pictures of them: [Hayley][Hayley again][More Hayley][Aaron] (there's only one doodle of Aaron orz)

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Re: Secret Santa

#4 Post by ibukichan » Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:34 pm

I'd love to participate again this year, so sign me up!
although i probably shouldnt with all my schoolwork and hectic work schedule but whatever

I will do my best to make whatever you want, I'd actually love to make someone a short vn :D.

What do I want... I'm not really picky, but something with a dark theme, or a mystery type thing would be really cool! Or some fanart of Ryoko and Rin, my favourite characters from my wip Jinsei no Mondai.

Looking forward to it~

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#5 Post by Katta » Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:40 pm

I love Secret Santas, so I'm definitely in!
I want a space otome)) too much? then a handsome alien (humanoid)

What about the organizational moments? Like what's the last date to enter, when will we get info on what gift to make etc.? (I guess the last date for presenting the gifts is obvious)

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Re: Secret Santa

#6 Post by Dreamgazer » Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:58 pm

Caveat Lector wrote:I'd love to participate in SS (though not as an organizer again! However, since I did this last year, if I have time, I think I can help out if need be). I probably could not make a short VN, but I would be up for a short story or fanfic.

As for our actual wishes ourselves...could we have a bit more time to think them over? I'll try to think of something within a few weeks.
By all means! You'll have plenty of time to think it over.
Katta wrote:What about the organizational moments? Like what's the last date to enter, when will we get info on what gift to make etc.? (I guess the last date for presenting the gifts is obvious)
I edited the post to include a deadline for entering and when you'll receive the information.

I'm glad everyone's as excited as I am about this!

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#7 Post by Hijiri » Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:55 am

Eh, I've done this every year so why not this year too? I'm capable of writing and drawing. As for ideas on what I could receive in return, I'd take anything on Death Rule, either lost code or Killing System.
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#8 Post by Reikun » Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:36 am

We normally have the Secret Santa thread in General Discussion so maybe this should be moved?

Also, I'm in! I'll edit this post later with my wish. If you need any help organizing, Dreamgazer, don't hesitate to ask! For reference you can see the past secret santa threads here:
2014 - http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewto ... 13&t=29251
2013 - http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewto ... 13&t=24089
2011 - http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewto ... 13&t=12680
2010 - http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewto ... =13&t=8576

Also I'm happy to be a substitute santa in case somebody has to drop out in the middle ^o^
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#9 Post by Dreamgazer » Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:19 am

Reikun wrote:If you need any help organizing, Dreamgazer, don't hesitate to ask! For reference you can see the past secret santa threads here:
2014 - http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewto ... 13&t=29251
2013 - http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewto ... 13&t=24089
2011 - http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewto ... 13&t=12680
2010 - http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewto ... =13&t=8576

Also I'm happy to be a substitute santa in case somebody has to drop out in the middle ^o^
Thanks, Reikun! You and Caveat Lector have been a great help.

I've edited the rules in my original post. If anyone has any questions, let me hear them!

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#10 Post by Katta » Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:28 am

So will you be sending everyone the information on the gifts on the 1st December?

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#11 Post by Dreamgazer » Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:51 am

Katta wrote:So will you be sending everyone the information on the gifts on the 1st December?
Yes. On December 1, I will PM everyone the name of the person they will be a Secret Santa for and their wishlist. Just in case I wasn't being clear, I edited the post to include the time for the first deadline. (Specifically, it's 12 AM PST.)

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#12 Post by Harliqueen » Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:05 am

Oh, this sounds like an awesome idea :D I'm totally in! (I probably won't have time to make a short vn, but I can do art/writing).

As for my wishlist...umm... Maybe some art of my characters from my game- http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewto ... 43&t=33018, or fanart or a short fanfic of my Bleach OC and Urahara (will post some ref pics of OC character later, sorry!)

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Re: Secret Santa

#13 Post by Anne » Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:46 pm

I'm in :D

Wishlist: anything Shinsengumi-related, art, fiction, music, full game (who knows? 8)), anything goes, historical or for any existing series (Hakuoki, Peacemaker, Kaze Hikaru...)

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#14 Post by ludeshka » Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:25 pm

Ah, I've had a wonderful experience in the previous Secret Santa events, so I'm absolutely joining up for this one.

What I can offer: Art? Music? A bit of writing, maybe?

What I wish for: Fanart or fanfic (<3) for either Hierofanía, Hierofanía 2 (the first demo is here! ) or Rhyme or Reason.

Looking forward to this! :D

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Re: Secret Santa

#15 Post by Enigma » Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:24 pm

I'm really torn right now cause while I want to participate, I was REALLY messed up last year.

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