PAX SECRET BOBCATS 2015: BOBCAT RACE!!!
Alright y'all, you've got one more chance: the deadline to sign up has been extended to DECEMBER 20th!
This will also push back the date your gifts must be received by to January 20th. In addition, I still solemnly vow to send a nice card in the mail to anyone who signs up if the minimum threshold of 10 participants is not met. So get on it, folks!!! Last chance!
Who the hell are you?
Oh hai, I'm Kate. Since the indomitable SmallLady was not able to organize a gift exchange this year, I figured why not give it a whirl?
Um... you do know it's December already, right? It's so late!
I know, right?!?! Better hurry up then, slowpokes! This year is the BOBCAT RACE because there is very little time left to do this thing. Here are some of the basic rules for making this work:
1. YOU HAVE ONE MORE WEEK TO SIGN UP
No exceptions, no excuses. The sign up deadline is one week from tomorrow EXTENDED (since it's late in the day, I'll be kind), that's DECEMBER 12TH 2015 DECEMBER 20TH 2015. Your form must be submitted AND your letter posted to the forum by the stroke of midnight (EST) on December 12th December 20th or you will not be permitted to participate in this gift exchange. Sign up form is HERE, but please remember you MUST also post a letter of your greatest hopes and dreams here in this forum for your signup to be valid!!!
2. THERE WILL BE A MINIMUM THRESHOLD OF 10 PARTICIPANTS
This gift exchange will only proceed if we reach a minimum of 10 participants properly signed up by the December 12th December 20th deadline. If this number is not reached, I will send a very nice generic holiday card to those few who did sign up, then destroy their personal information.
3. GIFTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY JANUARY 10TH JANUARY 20TH
Giving a little extra leeway here because postal services are notoriously unreliable this time of year, NOT because you have a lot of time to laze about thinking of what you might like to send your giftee. This is not secret santa. THIS IS BOBCAT RACE. That means HURRY IT UP, BUB.
If you have not previously participated in a PAX Secret Bobcats gift exchange, please see the rules and procedures previously established by the most venerated SmallLady:
(text is stolen from her 2013 post, with dates and contact info updated)
It's that time of year again, when we all put our minds to community and gift giving.
Everyone who signs up will be randomly assigned another participant. You are then tasked to buy that person a gift. As a recipient, you will write a letter of things you like and do not like to The Great Cardboard Tube in the sky.
The theme this year is to add a touch of weirdness to everyone's lives..
(yes, the theme is exactly the same as last year, because IT WASN'T WEIRD ENOUGH LAST YEAR GUYS. DO BETTER)
Who can Sign up?
Anybody who has a forum account that was created on or before Aug 1st 2015 and has a minimum of 15 substantive posts. However, if you feel you should get special consideration outside of these rules, feel free to PM me (@tvethiopia)
. But the decision will be mine in the end.
•If you do not send a present. Your forum account will be banned.
- There is no exception for this. If you can’t afford to send somebody a present. Don’t sign up.
•Pairings will be Random. I’ll try to make sure people don’t get the same gifters/giftees as last year, but no promises.
•Recommended Gift Value is $20. Feel free to spend as much as you want, however, don’t be that jerk that sends somebody a $1 sheet of spider stickers........That's not cool
•No NSFW Gifts and NO TROLLING.
•This thread is FOR LETTERS TO TUBE AND PICTURES OF BOBCATS ONLY. (also acceptable is fan art of The Great Cardboard Tube in the sky)
•Screw your family, screw your friends, screw your significant other (not the good kind of screwing), and buy your gift for your Giftee FIRST, because you’re going to have to mail the fucking thing.
•Get your present to your Giftee BY Jan 10th. Anytime after that and your risking not being invited back to the gift exchange and/or me sending Moe after you.
•If your gift is going to be arriving after Jan 10th. PM me. Your excuse better be AMAZING.
•Don’t tell me your gift got lost. Pay for tracking.
•When your present arrives, you MUST post on the forums letting everyone know what you got and how amazing it is and thank your Gifter. Failure to comply will result in not being invited back next year.
•Pictures and thank you posts are MANDATORY.
•Open and post about your gift as soon as you receive it. Otherwise tracking you all gets far too difficult.
DEADLINE FOR SIGNING UP IS DECEMBER 12th DECEMBER 20TH!
HOW TO SIGN UP
Step 1: Write a letter to The Great Cardboard Tube in the sky, expressing all of your hopes and desires and things you really don't like.
If your letter sucks, or doesn't say much, your gift giver has my permission to get you a justin beiber toothbrush or a rubber poo.
Step 2: Clicky Here and fill out this form
. DO NOT PM ME THIS INFORMATION.
That’s it! You’re signed up!! HOWEVER, if you fail at either of these two steps, I will not add you to the spreadsheet and I won’t go chasing people down.
Ok, so this is totally unnecessary because none of you are going to be a deadbeat Gifter. However, If you would like to volunteer to be somebody who is willing to send a gift to somebody who got shafted, please PM me. If you sign up, you are 100% allowed to change your mind later and you don’t have to participate in the gift exchange to do it.
TO REITERATE: DEADBEAT GIFTERS WILL BE BANNED AND MOE/ZERZHUL WILL TAKE A GREAT AMOUNT OF PLEASURE IN DOING IT. DON'T FUCKING BE THAT GUY.
* I reserve the right to change the rules after I've posted them in case I've forgotten something important.