EDIT: SECRET SUPERMANS 2010 ARE NOW OVER!
Oh, hello there, friends. I was just thinking about one of my most beloved customs: gift-giving for the winter holidays. It's such a lovely tradition that even Batman approves:
Say, friends, shall we brighten our fellows' winter months with gifts given freely of our hearts? In keeping with an old Kryptonian tradition, we can assign gift givers and recipients through random chance, giving us an opportunity to learn more about each other, drawing us closer as a community.
We are, unfortunately, getting a late start. Some time ago, the avatar of evil, the god-being Darkseid manifested on Earth, and the dark density of his thoughtflesh pulled in on the edges of time, drawing it closer, denser. Moments compressed to the point where you could hold them in your hands. Several months of the calendar sped by faster than you could be aware of them, leaving us in this predicament - but we shall not let those dark days destroy our spirits or our holidays.SCHEDULE
Let those who wish to participate announce so in this thread - as well as send me, Secret Superman, private messages with their physical mail addresses and other delivery info - by December the 3rd. Remember also that, as we have worthy participants all around the globe, your Secret Superman may be in a different country than you. Please give your full, international address, the one that a sender from another country might use.
On or soon after December 3rd, I will feed the names of everyone participating (that has already entered their name) into my crystalline computer, now upgraded with the SecretSantaPRO module, and let everyone know - again, by private message - whom they are to bestow gifts upon.
Please make sure that if you are participating, you put up a post letting people know what comics you already have, so that you are not given something you already own. If you have any specific preferences, or perhaps comics that you never wish to receive under any circumstances, please include this info in the post as well.
All gifts must go out by January 30th. Even accounting for increased busyness during the holiday season, this gives us a month and a half to obtain and send out presents. Of course, the sooner you send yours out, the sooner you can make someone happy.
If any parts of this schedule present serious problems for you, do let me know.GIFT GUIDE
: There are no explicit rules, save that we shall endeavor to keep to the theme of this forum, and give each other comic book-related presents. It's fine if you want to throw an action figure or a t-shirt into the package, but the core of your present should be a trade paperback, or perhaps a number of singles. I think that it is fair to institute a "$10-minimum" limit on these gifts; a trade will cover that amount, and it makes it more likely that no one comes away with a poor gift.
Be warned: if you sign up, yet choose not to send out a present, we will know you for who you are. You will be barred from Secret Superman events of future years, and you will be shunned as the villain you so clearly are. Do not be that villain.
Oh, and don't worry about getting me a gift; I have everything.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I have some gifts to deliver.