Satans sent, matches made... now we wait.... FOR SATAN CLAUS (or something).
(Mully continues the tradition of making awesome art for this, so thanks a million mully. !)
This is our second thread. If you're here for the signups, you're too late. Now watch and sob as other people trade gifts and you are forgotten... or, you know, wait for next year.
If you haven't made a post for things you like and/or made a wishlist... GET TO IT.
In the meantime, enjoy a picture of one of my adorable hedgehogs, who is judging you.
1. There is no minimum spending amount and no maximum spending amount. Just because you spend $500 on your person, doesn't mean you'll get the same amount spent on you. And some people make handmade shit because they're poor, talented, or some combination.
2. International people are allowed. If you have some super big problem with it, let me know in your sign up email, but I cannot 100% guarantee you will not get someone in Australia, New Zealand, or lesser Uranus. IF YOU CAN'T HANDLE THIS POSSIBILITY, DO NOT SIGN UP
. Note: Canada is NOT considered "international."
3. If nobody knows who you are, you probably will not be allowed to sign up. This is to cut down on the number of deadbeat Satans. If you have less than 500 posts and nobody else knows you, YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED (Exceptions are known significant others of folks, etc)
4. People who do not send gifts will be banned. Seriously. Not you "might" get banned, you 100% WILL get banned. Tube is tired of people whining about not getting shit, so if you sign up, you better fucking send something. Excuses are not accepted. I don't care if you are deployed to Afghanistan, lose your job, or are in love with Jesus; IF YOU SIGN UP AND DON'T SEND YOU WILL BE BANNED.
The deadline to receive gifts is JANUARY 30, 2010. If you send something late and it may not make it, get a tracking number. If you don't, nobody will show mercy. The gays are a cold, ruthless bunch and I will no doubt mock you as I destroy the sanctity of your marriage. Or, more likely, you will be forgotten
5. DO NOT BITCH ABOUT WHAT YOU GOT. CONVERSELY, TRY TO SEND PEOPLE THINGS YOU THINK THEY WILL LIKE BASED ON WHAT THEY POST.
6. Do NOT send NSFW gifts unless they specifically OK it in the info sent to you when you get your person.
How Do I Sign Up, Boss?
Send an email to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
THIS EMAIL MUST HAVE YOUR FORUM USERNAME AS A SUBJECT. DO NOT TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT, WE MIGHT HAVE A THREAD ABOUT THAT! IF WE DO NOT, THEN JUST LINK A WISHLIST IN YOUR SIG.
The email MUST CONTAIN:
Your full Address (including country)
Your Preference in Sending Internationally (YES / NO) - don't put reasons or exceptions. just a yes or no
If NSFW gifts are OK or NOT (I.e. NSFW YES or NO NSFW)
EXAMPLE EMAIL if you don't like reading
Subject of email: NEVILLE
Name: Neville Longbottom.
Address: 123 Example Street
Pensacola, New Barbswick 010101
NSFW: YES OH GOD YES
IF YOUR EMAIL DOES NOT HAVE YOUR FORUM USERNAME AS THE SUBJECT, I WILL THROW IT AWAY, AND I WILL NOT TELL YOU I HAVE DONE SO. IF YOUR NAME DOES NOT APPEAR ON THIS SIGN-UP LIST, ASSUME YOU HAVE FUCKED UP SOMEWHERE.
Signups in this thread WILL NOT BE COUNTED AND YOU WILL BE THOROUGHLY MOCKED.
Or ignored. Perhaps both.
THE SIGN UP DEADLINE IS 11:59 PM, PST, NOVEMBER 12TH. THERE WILL BE NO EXCUSES.
Keeping the tradition alive:
Framling's Fantastic FAQ For Foisting Freebies On Friendly Forumers!
Q: My person lives outside the country! What if shipping takes a long time?
A: Oh shit! Better plan ahead!
Q: I got evicted from my apartment! I can't afford a present right now.
A: Shouldn't have signed up, Poordilocks!
That Dave Fella
Marcus And His Band of Mysterious Disco Ravens
orikaeshigitae (King of awesome)
George Fornby Grill
The Lovely Bastard
LuvCherie (The Geek's wife)
I'd Fuck Chuck Liddell Up
Romanian My Escutcheon, Doxy
NEW as of Nov 22 - RULES d'ETIQUITTE
(Since apparently we need them, you goddamn jerkpiles):
1. THOU SHALT POST THANK YOUS (with or without photos) WHEN YOU GET YOUR GIFT(S).
THIS IS REQUIRED. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL INVALIDATE YOU FROM SIGNING UP NEXT YEAR.
2. THOU SHALT GET TRACKING ON THY PACKAGES.
If you don't and your gift "Gets lost" and you get banned, tough shit. Spend the extra $2 for tracking / delivery confirmation.
3. THOU SHALT MAKE A WISHLIST AND/OR "HERE ARE SOME THINGS I LIKE" POST.
This year it is HIGHLY suggested (I.e. Just do it); next year it will be a pre-requisite to signing up.
And fyi, this is also done to help keep WaM and my inboxes from being flooded. If you don't like any of the 3 rules: I. DON'T. CARE.
Do them anyway. This will keep us from bitching at you. And between a woman and a bitter gay who are running this, we can bitch a lot, so just help us out.
THANKS IN ADVANCE.