so very sorry for not checking in with you all! (I caught the flu, wasn't able to function for a few days)
is there anyone who didn't receive their gift? please let me know!
Sign ups closed! Please double check to make sure you are signed up in the sign up list at the bottom of the journal!
I will start assigning people in the next day or two!
The Seedrian Star Galaxy Secret Santa Sign ups are a GO! (try saying that 5 times fast, ha...)
I hope we get a lot of participants this year! <3
IF YOU ALREADY KNOW HOW THIS WORKS:
Your comment should look something like this:
“ Hi! I’d like to join (and/or)(I’d like to be a helper.)
I’d like my secret santa to draw either:
1. my character ****** (link)
2. anything out of this folder I organized: (link)
I have participated in this event before, and I have been assigned to: ********, *********, and ********* (profile links) in the past“
deadlines this year:
Signups: now - November 30th
Secret Santa posting: December 23rd - December 27th
Rules + details have not changed this year, but it wouldn't hurt to reread:
(COMMENT ON THIS JOURNAL SAYING YOU'D LIKE TO SIGN UP AND/OR SIGN UP TO BE MY HELPERS.
IF YOU ARE GOING TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT: ALONG WITH YOUR SIGN UP COMMENT PLEASE PUT IN 3 SUGGESTIONS OF WHAT YOU'D LIKE TO RECEIVE FROM YOUR SECRET SANTA TO HELP THEM GET AN IDEA OF WHAT THEY SHOULD DRAW FOR YOU.
ALSO!! IF YOU HAVE PARTICIPATED IN THIS EVENT BEFORE, PLEASE PLEASE INFORM ME WHO YOU WERE ASSIGNED TO ALL YEARS PRIOR TO THIS ONE.
ALTHOUGH PAIR-UPS ARE RANDOM, PEOPLE HAVE BEEN GIVING / RECEIVING GIFTS TO THE SAME PEOPLE FROM YEARS BEFORE, AND I HOPE TO NOT LET THAT REPEAT AGAIN, SO PLEASE LOOK UP ALL YOUR OLD SECRET SANTA GIFTS AND INFORM ME WHO YOU HAD BEEN ASSIGNED TO BEFORE SO WE CAN GET A BETTER MIX OF SURPRISES.
IF YOU HAVEN’T PARTICIPATED IN THE EVENT BEFORE, JUST SAY SO, AND YOU’RE ALL GOOD.)
Details and Rules:
Those who want to participate in this, please comment on this journal and say you're interested, and I'll sign you up!
1. Please do NOT tell ANYONE about who you will be sending a gift to!
2. Be nice, and make sure your drawing is a very nice gift, not something bloody, cruel.., or NSFW (unless their character is based off gruesome stuff like that and they’re okay with you drawing it that way)
3. Please get it done on time, and do not post your gift until I say so!! (Posting time will be December 23rd through December 27th)
***If you cannot get it done on time, or can't post it on time, please tell me ASAP! I'll work out with you when you can post it or whatever else.
(if you are a CORE member, you have the schedule option so you can pre-upload your picture on a timer, so you shouldn’t have to worry.)
4. When you get your picture, please do not give your Secret-Santa any negative comments. You should be thankful and kind; no fighting or extreme criticism.
5. GIFT-RECIEVERS/ANY ONE WHO SIGNS UP: tell me IN THE COMMENT SECTION BELOW ALONG WITH YOUR SIGN UP REQUEST 3 SUGGESTIONS FOR YOUR SECRET SANTA TO DRAW FOR YOU (WITH LINKS WOULD BE APPRECIATED!)
(some people straight up don't have OCs or an easy-look gallery, so this will hopefully get rid of any confusion)
6. If you have participated in this event before, please inform me in your comment who you drew pictures for in the years prior so I can assure people they’ll have different people giving and receiving gifts to and for this year.
7. Please do not draw your own character with only words like "merry christmas to you". Thats downright lazy. If you're going to draw your own characters too, draw your character with your Gift-reciever's character.
8. I WILL NOT ACCEPT LATE ENTERERS! (DEADLINE FOR SIGN UPS IS November 30th)
9. DO NOT POST THE PICTURE ON DEVIANTART UNTIL DECEMBER 23rd)
If you do not post your picture by the 27th, then I will check with you. If no answer, I'll have to figure out something for your gift-reciever. I hope to get everyone a gift before the end of the year.
10. We mainly want you guys to be drawing seedrians here, but if they want sonic animal OCs or something else, that can be okay too. YOU MUST HAVE A RELIABLE GALLERY AND (DESIRED AND SOMEWHAT REQUIRED) SEEDRIAN PICTURE WITHIN YOUR GALLERY SO I CAN TRUST YOU TO PROPERLY PARTICIPATE. THERE ARE MANY EXCEPTIONS. BUT I WILL LET YOU KNOW IF I THINK YOU'RE NOT SUITABLE FOR RELIABILITY WITH THIS CONTEST (but that is a rare thing I've really never done yet)
11. THE ABSOLUTE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO CONSIDER:
The First year I did this, I had many people who quit last minute, and I really don't want that, so please be absolutely sure you are free in December and have time and equipment to draw and participate in this!!
(If you absolutely have to drop out, as long as you let me know a week or so before the deadline I will completely understand and that is fine, stuff happens. But please PLEASE let me know beforehand and not AFTER the deadline! That drives me crazy and messes with my and my helper's time! )
***There is now a folder for seedrian secret santa!!, so if your gift does have a seedrian and you'd like to put it in the group, go ahead and put it in the folder when the posting date comes along!
If you are going to be busy during the week of posting and will be offline and you need to post it early, come talk to me.
****some of you have the ability to schedule-time-post your pictures (so you can get them done early then queue them to post later) If you need help with that, go ahead and ask me~!
If you would also like to be my little helper, I would really appreciate it if a few of you would like to sign up to be back-up artists. Unfortunate events happen to everyone, and there is always someone who can't draw something for their gift-reciever. If someone would like to be a back-up artist, If I need your help to draw something for someone I'll come to you guys and hopefully you'll give them a gift incase their original gift-creator can't. :>
(Of course, if you think you can handle it, you can participate in this event AND be a back-up artist if you are really up for it.)
DATES, DEADLINES, ECT:
SIGN UPS: November 14th to November 30th!
Late sign-ups will not be accepted!
YOU WILL ALL GET A NOTE FROM ME SOMETIME FROM DECEMBER 1st TO DECEMBER 3rd
(I am visiting a relative this year mid-event. I will still have internet access, but I will be away from
IF BY DECEMBER 4th YOU NOTICE I DIDN'T NOTE YOU AND YOU SIGNED UP, PLEASE TELL ME!
as I said, I will be quite slow with getting the notes out this year!
Amount of time given to draw your picture for your gift receiver:
December 1st (technically) to the deadline : December 23rd
Summed up: 23 days to work on the picture.
so that's three weeks, and two days. You will have an extra 4 days after posting deadline to post the picture without consequence. (until December 27th)
Once the deadline gets here, I'll post a journal telling everyone to finally post their picture as a reminder!! <3
HOW THINGS WORK:
I will SORT OUT EVERYONE INTO A RANDOM NAME-CHOOSING GENERATOR ONLINE
(if the random generator assigns you to someone you’ve had before, I will redo it until it picks someone new.)
ALL SECRET SANTAS WILL GIVE, AND RECEIVE BACK.
IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE ANYTHING BACK, THEN PLEASE TELL ME. I WILL FIX IT.
basically, just sign up for it ,
you will be drawing a gift for someone, and you will get a gift back from someone else.
EVERYONE GIVES A GIFT,
EVERYONE GETS A GIFT.
I will note everyone when the time comes, and I will tell them who they have to give a gift to.
do not post the picture/gift until I say so.
Any other questions, please do ask me^^
Do NOT enter unless you're absolutely sure you're available during those times.
You must sign up by - November 30th
Do not post your picture until - December 23rd
Lets do this, guys!
Lets show 'em there’s plants who survive just fine in the winter,
Sign ups: AnimalCreation FirePrincess917 SimpleAzaleaFlower Spirit-creator-Katie Sam-NerdINC LillyTheSeedrianXvanniX entropys Apricotthevixen LeenaZenyo Remmis-AppleMaster katiethepandaDrytil Vagevurig CrimsonTagger Raspinbel2xXSpirit-The-DarkXxTheSinBubbleSofua