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Rin Kagamine

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CPSS: CLOSED! D:
« on: October 31, 2009, 04:24:38 PM »
There will be TWO Secret Santas running this year, a traditional gift exchange and a creative exchange.  What follows will be a Cliff's Notes of the rules, followed by the actual rules in the next post.

Brief rules
You can sign up for either one of the Secret Santas, or you can sign up for both.  To sign up, PM me using the formats explained in the next post.

Gift Exchange: The deadline to sign up is Friday, November 20th.  You will receive you partner on or before Monday, November 23rd.  Try to mail out your package during the first week of December.  If you use a shipper with a tracking number, PM it to me and I will forward it to your partner.  Gifts do not have to cost a lot of money, but please put some thought into your choices to make them appropriate to your partner.

Failure to send a package will result in a PERMABAN.

Creative Exchange: Deadline to sign up is Friday, November 20th.  Partners will be assigned starting on the 18th.  You are allowed to participate more than once.  You may request a new partner after you have completed a work for your current partner.  Anything is eligible to send to your partner, provided it demonstrates some degree of creativity and appropriateness for your partner.  Final works should be delivered to your partner in a way that does not expose who you are, preferably through a proxy.

In either exchange, gifts received will be posted in the appropriate threads.

See full rules below for further explanation.


If you have any questions at all you can:
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This should be a lot of fun this year guys, so be cool and participate.
« Last Edit: November 21, 2009, 08:35:49 AM by Vic Viper »

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Re: CPSS: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa thread
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2009, 04:24:52 PM »
Official Shrine Maiden Madiens Of The Kaleidoscope Cirno's Perfect Math Classroom Aya's Perfect Math Tutoring Session Secret Santa Rules

Hi guys, welcome to the OSMMOTKCPMCAPMTSSSR, glad you could join us.  I am, of course, the Last Hope for Internet Christmas, Vic Viper and I'll be running this little show this year.

First off, we will be running TWO different Secret Santas this year: A traditional gift exchange, and a newfangled ?Creative Exchange?.  You participate in either one or both if you like.

If you want to participate in the gift exchange, you need to PM me, Vic Viper, the following:

Subject line: CPSS Gift
Real name (first and last):
Home/mailing/real address:
Willing to ship international?
Willing to receive subjective material (porn Touhou H-doujins)?
*Phone number (Optional to me, required for international shipping)
*(If you ship internationally then you will need to give your phone number. The US Post Office has new requirements for international shipping and one of them is that a phone number is required. Feel free to make one up but don?t cry to me when your package doesn?t arrive/isn?t delivered.)

***If you don't post very much, or are worried because no one knows who you are, include some things that you're into with this PM (anime, cars, Kurt Vonnegut, w/e) and I will pass that information on to your partner.***

If you want to participate in the Creative Exchange, PM me the following:

Subject line: CPSS CE
Your real first name:
Your usual forum name/what people call you around here:
5 likes and 1-3 dislikes:

If you want to participate in both, PM me the following:

Subject line: CPSS COOL GUY
Real name (first and last)
Your usual forum name/what people call you around here
Home/mailing/real address
Willing to ship international?
Willing to receive subjective material?
5 likes and 1-3 dislikes:
*Phone number:


If you have questions at any point, PM, email or message me on AIM or MSN.

Rules for the Gift Exchange
DO NOT sign up unless you are TOTALLY committed to doing this.  Failure to send a package will result in a PERMABAN!  If something should happen in your life and you can't something out, PM me so we can work something out.

The deadline for signing up will be Friday, November 20th.  That's three weeks from now, no excuses for not signing up by then and trying to sign-up late.

I will PM you your partner's information on or before Monday, November 23rd. 

This will probably be a busy time for shipping packages, so try to ship out by the first week of December.  You can use whatever shipping company and method you want, but I suggest using one that gives you a tracking number.

If you get a tracking number for your gift you can PM it to me, along with the shipping company, and I can send that along to your partner.

On your gift, I suggest only putting down your last name for the return address.  Part of the appeal of the Secret Santa is the secret, so try not to spoil the surprise.

We have a lot of international users on this forum, so if you can ship internationally, please say you can.  You may not have to, but you can't change your partner once they have been assigned, so be sure you can ship internationally if you sign-up for it.

What should I send?
Anything you want.  The objective of this is to send things that your partner will especially appreciate instead of just generic presents.  You can send things from around the house, make things just for them, or go out and buy something if you want.  You don't need to spend a lot on gifts if you buy, around $10USD should be sufficient.  Creativity and thoughtfulness is the key here.  Part of the fun is trying to guess who sent your package based on what you received.  Senders can give hints, but please don't spoil who you are.

Mailing a picture of yourself, signed or otherwise, or a holiday card as your only gift is NOT sufficient; that's for the Creative Exchange.

Once you receive your package, you can wait until Christmas to open it if you like, but once you open it post what you received in the thread.  Pictures of the items are encouraged.

Direct any questions you have my way.

Creative Exchange rules
From here on referred to as CE, this is based not on sending material goods, but on creating something for your partner, be it a poem, a song, a short story, a picture, w/e.

The deadline for signing up for this is also Friday, November 20th.  No sign-ups will be accepted after the 20th, but in order to encourage repeated creativity, I will start sending out partners on Wednesday, November 18th.  You can participate as much as you want, but you must complete your current partner before you can take a new one.

Once I send you your partner, you can get started on your masterpiece creation.  There are no size restrictions on what you decide to do: you can write a single haiku (a dick move, but it's something) or you could write the Next Great American Novel as a Touhou fanfiction (I'll laugh at you, but send it along anyway).

Once you finish with whatever you decide to do, PM me to tell me what you did (just say song, poem, etc.) and that you've finished.  From here, you have several options to get your work to you partner.  You can either:
Send it along as an attachment to me through e-mail or PM, and I will forward it to your partner.  **Preferred**
Send it directly to them (spoils the surprise)
Mailing it to them.  Let me know in your PM that you want to do this; I will ask your partner for their address, but they may not give it to you.

Once your work has been sent to your partner, I will assign you a new partner if you would like one.  You can only have one partner at a time, and you cannot get a new partner until you finish your submission for the current partner.

Please post whatever you receive in the thread, so we can all bask in the collective brilliance of the forum.

Failure to send anything to your partner will result in a punishment, ranging from public humiliation to probation/unfunny.  Don't sign up if you aren't committed to participating.

I hope these rules are clear enough.  If you have any questions, ask me.

?FAQ?
I don't understand.  Why can't I send a signed photo of myself as my only gift for the gift exchange?
Because that's narcissistic and shows a lack of thoughtfulness.  That's an acceptable contribution for the CE, though we might all laugh at you for it.  If you have to send that, combine it with something else.

I drank too much ChiruMiru and I still don't understand.
Let me provide an example of what we're going for here.  Let's suppose I get Letty Whiterock as my partner.

If it was for the gift exchange then I might send him: a sock hat/toque, a small rock I spray-painted white, a snowglobe, a whole mess of paper snowflakes and/or the latest volume(s) of the Hayate manga.  I would do that because I know he likes Hayate, and all the other gifts are based around winter/Letty and I think he might appreciate it.

I could also be off the wall and send him: a new pack of socks, a highly inappropriate/ill-fitting T-shirt and my vinyl copy of Thriller.  He'd know it was me because only I would be that dumb.

If I got him for the CE, then I might: draw him a picture of Letty and Cirno, draw Letty and Nanael flying the Vic Viper, write a short story about Letty doing something, or mail him the afore-mentioned paper snowflakes.  Things don't have to be original; I could just as easily rewrite a scene from Pyramus and Thisby to be about Strike Witches.  The point is to make something for your partner, not just because you can.

.....
The point of the CE is to show some ?originality? and make something, from scratch or otherwise.  If you want to make a bunch of ?hilarious? lolcats for your partner, go nuts.  Just know that, unless it's super personal, it'll be posted in the thread so we can all see and we will probably make fun of you unless your lolcats are actually hilarious. 

Wanna make an incredible new version of Klimt's ?The Kiss? with Alice and Marisa?  Go nuts.  Want to badly photoshop Flandre's head onto the Mona Lisa?  Have fun.  Please keep in mind that the goal is to create something for your partner.  If you want to just make something new and post it straight to the thread, that's totally fine, but don't neglect your partner.

I don't want to give out my address because I'm afraid you'll break into my house and repaint every room a horrible orange color!
For the gift exchange, the only two people who will ever see your address will be myself and your partner; no one else will know it.  If you still don't want to give out your home address, then I'll need an address that you check for mail daily.  Work addresses are fair game, as long as they're going directly to you.  PO boxes are also acceptable, so long as you're checking them every day.  Your neighbor's house, or your parent's house that you'll only visit once a month are not acceptable.  I'm trying to avoid packages being taken by someone else/sitting around for a week before you finally get around to picking it up.



Cool, let's have fun guys, and be sure to ask if you have any questions.
« Last Edit: November 10, 2009, 05:52:20 PM by Vic Viper »

Rin Kagamine

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Re: CPSS: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa thread
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2009, 08:34:45 PM »
Added brief rules in first post, and full rules in second post.

Letty Whiterock

Re: CPSS: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa thread
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2009, 09:16:40 PM »
I would think one of the bigger concerns for people that do this is gathering clues as to what their partner is interested in receiving.  :-
Welcome to every Secret Santa ever.

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Re: CPSS: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa thread
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2009, 09:33:01 PM »
Hmmm, I am very tempted to participate in the creative exchange~

Let me think about it for a while~ (which means I will participate no matter what)

This shameful piece of shit was made by a certain Anonymous-Fairy, but is now deleted- bawwwww.

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Re: CPSS: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa thread
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2009, 12:12:24 AM »
Don't know about the Creative Exchange but as I said before I'd be up for the regular one. I'll send in my info shortly.

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Re: CPSS: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa thread
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2009, 02:37:58 AM »
I would think one of the bigger concerns for people that do this is gathering clues as to what their partner is interested in receiving.  :-\
That's pretty much the point of a Secret Santa, to find out what you think will be appropriate, or deciding to just go with something random!  It tends to work pretty well on a smaller forum like this, because people tend to know everyone else better than on a larger forum (or outside of CPMC on this forum).  Some people just seem happy to any gift though.

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Re: CPSS: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa thread
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2009, 12:07:59 PM »
Keep this on the front page; sticky would be nice

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Re: CPSS: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa thread
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2009, 02:57:11 PM »
I've done these before on message boards, it's fun!
Though if I do this, I'm giving my work address not my house address.  I don't want you people knowing where I live -_-

Letty Whiterock

Re: CPSS: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa thread
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2009, 03:04:35 PM »
I've done these before on message boards, it's fun!
Though if I do this, I'm giving my work address not my house address.  I don't want you people knowing where I live -_-
It wouldn't be "you people," it'd be two people: Vic and the person sending you things.

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Re: CPSS: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa thread
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2009, 05:03:16 PM »
Can our secret santa gift be a danmakufu script?

:3
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ONCE.

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Re: CPSS: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa thread
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2009, 10:25:18 PM »
For CE, does it have to be a poem, or just a literary work?
If its the latter, I just had a marvelous idea.

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Re: CPSS: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa thread
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2009, 11:46:26 PM »
I've done these before on message boards, it's fun!
Though if I do this, I'm giving my work address not my house address.  I don't want you people knowing where I live -_-
I'll edit the rules with this, but the only people seeing your address would be myself and your partner, they will never leave the board.

If people are still uncomfortable with that for whatever reason, I'll need an address that you check the mail for daily.  Work is fine, a PO box you check Monday through Friday is also fine; the address for your parents house that you only go to once a month is not acceptable.

Can our secret santa gift be a danmakufu script?

:3
For the CE, I suppose it can.  Try to make it about your partner, or their favorite Touhou character I suppose.

For CE, does it have to be a poem, or just a literary work?
If its the latter, I just had a marvelous idea.
It can be whatever you want it to be.

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Re: CPSS: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa thread
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2009, 07:13:44 PM »
Current sign-ups:

Gift Exchange: 3
Creative Exchange: 1

Would more people notice this if it wasn't stickied and I just kept it constantly bumped?  I wonder

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Re: CPSS: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa thread
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2009, 07:27:31 PM »
Too many people don't wanna spread the festive cheer?

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Re: CPSS: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa thread
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2009, 07:46:04 PM »
Too many people don't wanna spread the festive cheer?
Too many people are loooooooooooooooooooosers!

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Re: CPSS: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa thread
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2009, 08:00:38 PM »
Vic, through an amazingly random process, you should make triangles and I give gifts to each other.  I want to see what kind of H-doujin she'd want when she thinks I'm not watching.  >_>  <_<

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Re: CPSS: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa thread
« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2009, 11:13:43 PM »
I know what I'll be giving if I do participate, but it's part of a work in progress so I can't be certain it'll be totally done for the 20th. I'll definitely try to enter anyways, just saying I probably won't enter until like the 17th, if I will in fact enter.

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Re: CPSS: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa thread
« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2009, 11:20:50 PM »
As long as the person is in North America I think things should be okay. I'll probably just give the address I'm at right now as opposed to the permanent address.

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Re: CPSS: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa thread
« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2009, 11:31:05 PM »
I know what I'll be giving if I do participate, but it's part of a work in progress so I can't be certain it'll be totally done for the 20th. I'll definitely try to enter anyways, just saying I probably won't enter until like the 17th, if I will in fact enter.
You can send the package whenever you want, the 20th is just the deadline to sign-up for the exchange.  I suggested sending off the packages in the first week of December to give them a better chance of arriving before Christmas.

As long as the person is in North America I think things should be okay. I'll probably just give the address I'm at right now as opposed to the permanent address.
Then just say "no" to the "willing to ship internationally" on the application.  I'll be making two groups: those that don't want to ship internationally and everyone else.  As long as it's an address you check the mail at regularly (daily is nice) you can give whatever address you want.

Pesco

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Re: CPSS: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa thread
« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2009, 06:11:54 AM »
Can the people with a 4 week delivery time get their target early?

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Re: CPSS: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa thread
« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2009, 12:19:40 PM »
Can the people with a 4 week delivery time get their target early?
Yeah, I'll pull yours a week before everyone else.  That going to be enough time?

Pesco

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Re: CPSS: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa thread
« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2009, 12:36:28 PM »
Early as possible

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Re: CPSS: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa thread
« Reply #23 on: November 03, 2009, 03:45:28 PM »
Pesco, if you get me, I WANT AN AWB FLAG AND GOOD ROOIBOS

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Re: CPSS: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa thread
« Reply #24 on: November 03, 2009, 04:04:57 PM »
No, I'll give you a pair of socks.

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Re: CPSS: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa thread
« Reply #25 on: November 03, 2009, 06:17:56 PM »
As the person who does the bulk of the laundry and throws out all the socks with holes in them, I approve of that potential gift.

Pesco

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Re: CPSS: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa thread
« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2009, 06:26:09 PM »
I'll let my Tewi half handle it :3

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Re: CPSS: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa thread
« Reply #27 on: November 04, 2009, 02:07:36 PM »
Are more people going to wait until we get closer to the deadline before they sign-up?  The more people in the pool, the more fun we'll all have :<

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Re: CPSS: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa thread
« Reply #28 on: November 05, 2009, 12:10:34 AM »
Yeah, I'm kind of disappointed with the turn-out so far. There was another forum where we did a Secret Santa thing and even though there were less members in that forum than this one, almost everyone participated so it was a success. People are worried about far too much which is kind of surprising. It's supposed to be a fun thing.

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Re: CPSS: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa thread
« Reply #29 on: November 05, 2009, 12:14:24 AM »
OH NO TWO PEOPLE WILL KNOW MY REAL NAME AND THEY'LL KNOW WHERE I LIVE AND BECAUSE THEY'RE ON THE INTERNET THEY WILL PROBABLY RAPE ME

OH NOESSSSSS

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