Welcome to the 7th installment of DCTP SECRET SANTA, where the communities makes gifts for the community with the community for the community to receive gifts from the community! Traditionally, I would type about how this all started with a DCTP Lottery, but instead I'll just copypaste the whole post from previous years. While I do that, please sign up for this marvelous event and be part of our long-lasting, ever-caring, hype-filled community! How, you ask? Read below HOW IT WILL WORK!
Everyone that wishes to participate will be entered into the Secret Santa lottery. After the sign-up deadline passes, you will be given a name to prepare a gift for that you will send to the manager, Conia
(Yes, that's me!), anytime before Christmas Day. On Christmas Day, all of the gifts will gradually be posted in a different topic yet to be created (without the giver's name, of course). All assignments will be determined randomly, and the gift can be literally anything: a picture you drew yourself, a story you wrote, some image you found, quotes from the person in question or others... anything you'd like! Creativity is your best weapon!THE RULES!
— Everyone who posts in this topic will be considered signed up (unless they specifically post that they would like to opt out for whatever reason).
— The gifts may be images, text, a song, a link, or anything else appropriate. The gifts do not need to be elaborate or time-consuming if you do not wish, even just some in-joke would perfectly suffice for most people, I would imagine. (Except PMing pofa a pofa'd message, try to be a bit more creative for her!)
— Because this is meant to be anonymous, we encourage everyone to avoid revealing who they have been assigned and especially not to reveal who they've been assigned to their assignee. It is, of course, up to you, but if possible, attempt to ensure that your gift is not one that is immediately traceable to you by everyone else on the forums. If this is unavoidable, don't worry! This aspect isn't so important! It's more for the suspense than anything.
— Your assignments will be PMed to you by Conia, and your gifts also need to be sent back to him.
— If you sign up, you will receive a gift
. Even if one is not sent by the person assigned due to inactivity, a replacement will be ordered and it will be delivered. Similarly, if we end up with late sign-ups that are still confirmed and after all other assignments are already handed out, you will still receive a gift.SOME ADDITIONAL INFO!
A backup team will be created for ensuring that everyone gets a gift. If any signed up member has some difficulty to present a gift, the backup team will take action and will prepare a gift for the receiver assigned to that person. If anyone wants to be part of the backup team, be sure to PM Conia.
Also, if in the process of making or thinking a gift, you stumbled upon an extra one, you can submit it too as a backup gift just in case there are some missing! More help is always welcomed.THE DEADLINES!24th November: Sign-ups open
3rd December: Sign-ups end
3rd December: Gift assignments sent
December 24th: Gifts due
December 25th: Gifts revealed!(If you miss a deadline, please PM Conia and see if there's still time to participate! we'll try to get everyone involved if at all possible!)THE PARTICIPANTS SO FAR!
1- Iwamoto Yuri