Welcome to the first official /mlp/ Secret Santa 2015 registration thread! Tell Santa all your wildest wishes and come join us in sending cards, gifts, and cheer to your fellow Pony lovers!
>How’s this thing work?
If you would like to participate (whether you want to exchange just cards, a package, or both) fill out the form linked below. You will be randomly assigned both a gifter and a giftee after the signups are over. This is not a “begging” event, you’ll need to be okay with sending a gift to get one back.
We’re keeping things simple for our first year and allowing multiple greeting card exchanges per person, but only 1 gift exchange per person. Packages are expected to have a price range of $20-25. This is a MINIMUM and some generous anons may plan to go over that amount! It is not necessary for you to do that unless you want to, and if you decide to splurge you aren’t guaranteed that the person gifting you will do the same. If you only want to exchange cards you can do that as well.
>I live outside the US can I still participate?
The exchange is open to international participants.
>What if I never get my gift?
Unfortunately it’s possible your gifter may flake on you. People are dicks. In the event that happens we are taking names of those willing to donate extra gifts to participants. If you want to be on reserve to give gifts and don’t want any in return feel free to skip the google form and email Santa directly.
Schedule of events and deadlines:
November 5th 11:59 p.m. EST :
Sign ups close. (I’m sorry but late submissions will not be accepted!)
November 5th - 8th Gift assignments will be given out.
December 1st - 10th is the suggested mailing period.
Feel free to discuss, ask questions, etc!
To participate the form can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1gFwMWWUedhBPoEXDY011Y66ZwzMmgkfOiTzsD35cI_k/viewform
Coordinator email for comments/concerns/general inquiries: ]firstname.lastname@example.org
Please disregard the "]" in the email name. It's email@example.com
It's happening! I have to fill this out carefully.
If I'm able to buy another back up gift in case someone gets grinched, should I include that in the forum under "other" or should I send an email?
You'll be able to edit your submission until the deadline, so don't worry too much if you make a mistake! Also there's an option in the form to be added to the list of people willing to donate backup gifts so just select "yes" for that and you'll be contacted about it if it's needed.
Oh of course. How did I miss that?
Well, it's done. Here's to the holidays, Anons.
The hyp is real. So ready to make some anon's Hearthswarming.
Im down, real question is what I should give to a complete stranger....
Nothing I guess besides common human decency and me sincerely wanting to organize this. Also I feel like you guys would figure it out pretty quickly if everyone had the same address sent to them. Also I expect people to send me tracking so I can alert recipients considering all first class mail and above comes with it.
All done. Happy holidays anons
Sent! I hope it's not a problem for my Santee that I didn't really have anything specific in mind. But at least I'm not the anon who asked for a computer processor.
So long as you mentioned a few likes/dislikes it shouldn't be a problem if you don't ask for anything specific. I'm sure your anon will be able to find something fun for you!
Got about 8 people signed up so far and there's several days to go, I'm hype! Once the holiday gets closer and things start arriving there's going to be an unboxing thread and someone mentioned wanting to plan games/giveaways.
Wow, seemed like there would be more.
I really want this present though.
> not living in a temporary dorm room so the next fucker gets your monthly bad dragon subscription.
Its like you don't even edumacate.
Bumping for 'strailya Anons, and whoever the fuck else wakes up around now.
>tfw recently fired
>No money to spare while I hunt for a new job
Maybe next year, I guess.
> This just in
> Massive faggot OP gets several sweaty old manchildren to send him MLP toys to wack it to.
Anon, lets be real right now. If this is a scam, who is the real loser?
I'm in. I did one of these five years ago with /toy/ was rather fun.
I'M HYPE AS FUCK!
ARE YOU HYPE AS FUCK TOO?
>tfw you have a first name so unique Google returns no results when typed in
It's the thought that counts.
So long as you show an attempt was made, the anon should be happy.
Bumping for best holiday.
I know there's a lot going on now, Halloween, /his/, 4cc but let's not let this thread die.
Better than finding a box covered in semen
i wish for a NMM plush with a voice box that says "The night will last forever!" so I can cut out the voice box, wire it to my quadcopter, strap a dildo the the front, put the plush on top, fly into people's windows at night and rape them while playing it on loop.
Most of the people who have dildos on their wishlist have included other items and interests, I'm sure whoever you get won't be that disappointed if you don't get them a sex toy. But if you want to include that request in your submission go for it.
For the anon who asked earlier (I've been lurking but I've only had my phone available so thank you guys for keeping this bumped) there's 26 submissions so far. A few out of states, so you international peeps aren't going to have any problems.
>tfw I want to participate
>tfw can't because I live at home because poorfag college student and my folks would probably kill me
>tfw no social life whatsoever and this board is the only place I ever really interact with anyone
Just another item to add to the list of things attributing to my depression. Have fun with the exchange, guys. Early holiday wishes to all. Hope you all enjoy your gifts.
This will be exciting, I do this with /a/ every year and now i get to this with my favorite board as well.
They'd fucking slaughter me.
Both of them know I'm into pone. Mom doesn't care, thankfully, but my father is a different story. He says he doesn't care, but I can clearly see the disappointment in his eyes. Hell, both of them are still overbearing with everything involving college, including what little social life I have. They're unbelievably overprotective, and if they find out I gave away their home address to a random stranger I met on an imageboard, they'd kick me out of the house. I guess they haven't gotten the memo that I'm an adult. I wish there was something I could do, but there's no way I can participate in this without something going haywire later down the line.
I don't know. Maybe it's just the depression getting to me again. No matter. Hopefully seeing other people get their gifts will be enough to cheer me up. Happy holidays, everyone.
> Be me.
> be back from college
> my parents don't know about my mulp addiction, but my 16-year-old brother does.
> he doesn't tell them i like it and i don't tell them hes an underage B& on /b/.
> Win win.
> We're all at the mall with my dad.
> walk by store that is autism ground zero.
> 75% discount plushies, all mlp characters.
> place is crawling with neckbeards.
> Like, seriously, 75% of the people there are older than 20.
> I put on a poker face as we walk by.
> bro gives me shit eating grin.
> ["dont-you-fucking-do-it"s internally]
> "geez that's a lot of bronies"
> YOU SHIT
> "yea" my mom responds. "I've got to wonder how that works."
> "What do you mean?"
> " I mean these people are obviously mentally unstable. I mean, wouldn't it suck to be a parent to one of those voice actors?"
> Bruh shuts up.
> I shut up.
> i head back to college the next day.
"All i want for Xmas is approximately 5 mL of vaginal discharge from a shitty bipedal human female."
Truly the spirit of the holidays senpai.
>thinking it comes from pee
>wants a whole tube of it like I'm some dairy cow
Maybe if your request wasn't dripping with autism I would have bought some pony panties for you but damn man, have a little sense.
Would I be able to change my address later? My living condition is very unstable right now so I'd have to put down a relatives address.
Alternatively could I just opt to not get a gift?
I think he said you'll be able to edit your form until the applications close (the 5th at 11:59).
If you don't want a gift, but still want to give one, I think it would probably be easiest to just sign up to send gifts to anons who get grinched. It couldn't hurt to have more of those.
>some pony panties for you.
For what?, the main idea of stealing pantsu is to sniffing it, those smell, and the stain on it.......
I asking a whole tube is because I can use it to lubricant, and even taste it.
Geez, you are truly pathetic.
I hate to be that guy, but you're the kind of person that makes me ashamed to be a male, kind of like SJWs for women.
Go gargle your own cum at pornhub or redtube or somewhere that doesn't respect women.
For masturbating in you idiot. You could taste it just fine then and it would have been a hell of a lot less creepy than you wanting a tube of it.
4/10 for making me waste my time with you.
Damn all those missing trips......
>For masturbating in you idiot. You could taste it just fine then and it would have been a hell of a lot less creepy than you wanting a tube of it.
•Bought a new panties.
(MFW pic related)
Yep, like >>25290956 said you can edit the form for a few days until submissions are closed. After that if you needed to change your address you could contact me by email, just make sure if you put your relative's address first that you could potentially pick it up there if your gifter sends your stuff out before you know the new address. Or you can always be on the list of people willing to donate to anyone who gets grinched.
Let's steer away from the lady-cum conversation just a bit. For those of you exchanging cards which do you prefer: Handmade, or store bought?
Still though it's generally a good policy to assume most people on here aren't being serious. Because if they aren't and you make a big deal over them then you just look like an idiot.
>mfw finding out how much shipping might cost ~$24
That pretty worst case scenario to ship a fairly big box across the country, but shit.
You in the US? If that quote is based on weight you could try flat rate boxes. Otherwise see if they'll do it parcel post or something to make it cheaper. I've mailed a 2 foot tall plush before for like $10-12 just by talking to the postal worker about my options after they told me it was going to be closer to $40.
Here's a card.
You are loved
I used UPS' shipping calculator to ship from my home to NY, if I were to get someone who lives that far.
am from AZ.
I guess I should talk to the guy about what I could do, especially since I'm pretty familiar with the people there.
>Girls. they will always give me, fake hope and an empty promise.
Halloween is over, so next international holiday is Christmas.
You are an exemplary Anon.
This would be my reaction to getting grinched.
I have faith in you guys, plus there's a lot of people (myself included) signed up who've offered to send additional gifts to anyone who gets grinched.
Just shy of 40 now!
So... I really dont want to ruin the spirit, but are the gifts just randomly chosen? I mean, Im sending a plush and im working really hard on getting some good food from here plus a nice card, I really would like something worth my effort...
I know it's about being generous and giving not really expecting anything in return, just random stuff, but
It's 20€ from the 22 I have left every month. Uni life is hard
>are the gifts just randomly chosen?
You know how a secret santa works, right? The person setting this up isn't going to ask everyone what they're sending and match people up. Someone will get your address and info from the form and you'll get someone else's and everyone will send whatever they feel appropriate. There's no guarantee of satisfaction. The surprise is supposed to be part of the fun. You're better off buying something for yourself if you're not ok with that.
Yeah, sorry man but there's no way to guarantee you'll get something with as much effort as you put in. A lot of people seem hype so I expect most of the gifts to be pretty good but if you're not okay with taking a chance (SS is all about surprises) then maybe reconsider participating.
Yeah, I don't want to be him, but I really can't think of a whole lot I want, and if I only put like two things on there it removes a bit of surprise.
I'm overthinking this really badly.
eh I really dont care, Im just too greedy to freely participate in a secret santa. AS some of you said, everyone's preparing big stuff so I'll join the hype
Anybody ask for
a new pair of socks?
I love you too anon. Extra socks for you.
I allready sent you an email, not sure if you got it, my phone is probabally retarded. I might be able to send out 2-3 packages with candy, a plush, and local candies. I am warning those few anons who get my gifts, you might not want some of the candies I could by locally I am in N.M. and they do use chilli to make them, so I could make something myself because I moved from the south. All it is is an preference of spicy or sweet
I got it but I'm not sure if I responded yet. To discourage people from begging I'm only taking offers like that in case someone gets grinched, but if you wanted to do giveaways or something for people like >>25300318
feel free! I'm going to have my hands full with the exchange but if someone wanted to get a Christmas event running the OP of one of the planning threads mentioned games and giveaways. Might be cool for people who miss out and see all the swag in an unboxing thread or something.
Hope everyone likes hand-crafted cards and candy with their gift.
Hope you specified what kind of treats you liked.
I hope no one gets grinched, it's a terrible feeling.
Didn't get a response, you might want to try using my other email, ill send it to you tomorrow. I'll give some to people who were grinched, not the ones expecting handouts. Maybe we can do a 'lottery' on the next thread, whoever can manage quads or quads with a certain number will get a gift card to amazon or something along those lines, I can take care of that.
You guys have helped me through hell and back, and are some of my only friends. You kept me alive, so I'll do almost anything to repay my fellow horsefucker. Thanks for everything
>I hope no one gets grinched, it's a terrible feeling.
>Take part in Secret Santa on another site
>Thought they were my friends there
>Send my gift early
>Some people start posting they got theirs
>Mine's just running late probably
>The person who was my Santee never showed up online since.
Really made me feel like shit. Not about not getting a gift in the sense that I wanted a present, but in the sense that I wanted to felt like I was in a group, and not left out because someone wanted a free gift for themselves.
Just a reminder to double check your submissions! Also if your submission reads like a troll I'll consider it as such and remove it (I'm talking to you, guy who wrote "Pone" for every answer) so if you actually want to participate tone that shit down.
I think that you kinda deserved that. I mean, Secret Santa in general is such a crap idea based off of trust. I still wonder why people do it to this day. I was forced to, when I was young, and I got them shitty gifts because I DIDN'T CARE ABOUT THOSE PEOPLE.
And I still don't. Don't be stupid, guys.
>Secret Santa in general is such a crap idea based off of trust
Because god forbid anyone actually try to be nice to another human being, especially around the holidays.
>I still wonder why people do it to this day
Again, god forbid people try to do something nice. We can't all be miserable neckbeards 24/7.
> I got them shitty gifts because I DIDN'T CARE ABOUT THOSE PEOPLE.
Gee, you really sound like a great person to be friends with. You must be quite the popular fellow.
Yo buddy, let me send you a card or something even if you don't want to exchange gifts.
I'm participating in the gift exchange this year, I already sent in my thing. Oddly enough, I have more faith in the anons here that I won't get grinched. We're all faggots, but we're not all assholes.
Thats the spirit! We may call each other faggots and say to eachother that our waifu is worst pone but in the end we're all friends here.
or at least i consider you all my friends.
Good to be on the same page.
I would assume not. If you really don't want anything pony realted, you can probably just make that clear. Or do something interesting, like hide the pony in the package.
But in all seriousness, it doesn't HAVE to be pone related but you'll have to specify the alternatives. Though it's safe to assume most cards will be pone related.
Honestly, I chose not to put dildo on my list because it's an expensive item. I'd rather get a card, some candy, and a $5 plush you found at the grocery store than a toy.
That's coming from a gay man.
>It should just be assumed nobody wants a dildo.
I put it in the wishlist description as a kind if tongue-in-cheek joke about the community, but a surprising amount of people have them on their wishlist going so far as to specify which colors they like best. I don't really expect anyone to give or receive them but damn if most of you guys don't seriously want that fake horse cock.
A question for you Anons, do you guys prefer store bought cards or would a custom printed out card be more up your alley?
I love the custom ones. It makes me feel special that someone spent time to make me something.
That's why I'm going to custom make mine. Hopefully I can give someone else a warm fuzzy feeling.
I'm taking an illustration class and I've got a lot of leftover paper and ink so i hope you all like getting terrible handmade watercolor and ink scribbles.
Noted, thank you.
Glad I'm not the only one making
terriblehome made cards! They might end up a terrible mish mash on construction paper but hopefully my arts and crafts skills arn't as bad as i remember but in the end it's the thought that counts. Right?
Faggots, just deal with having your address visible to two people. Promise I won't stalk.
Almost at 50 submissions! This is going to be a very Pony Christmas.
I promise I'm not doing anything funny with your addresses though I might send cards out to a few extra people at random. Can't promise your gifter will be normal though, sorry. That is a real chance you take but I figure people are generally good.
You're free to use a PO box. I'm not sure about what >>25307049 said but it's good to make sure you're able to receive packages in them if you want to use one.
It seems alot of people doing this secret santa thing are normies afraid of giving out addresses
Not dissing anybody just saying I don't have much to lose when it comes to giving out information, and I keep seeing femanons saying they're afraid of giving out information because they are afraid of some fedora mc lardass coming to the their doorstep and assaulting them with bo. I just gotta say if they are too afraid to talk to woman outside they're not going to travel out of town to talk to you.
No matter how feminine your penis is
I don't care if it's just now November, I'm hype and started making cards already. I hope someone likes Maud.
It was just a joke ya schmuck... I feel personally insulted.
Imagine if she signed up for the exchange, all covert-like, in secret. Then on the day when gifts start arriving, some unbelievably lucky anon unboxes an original Faust sketch.
I'd be extremely jealous.
I'm trying not to get so damn hype for this shit Anon, and you're not helping! Hell, I think I'm looking forward to this more than Fallout 4.
Shhh, embrace it anon. Let the hype flow through you.
Same, I'm going to try to do at least 5-10 if I can. It's fun making them by considering how many people sign up I couldn't drop like $20-25 just in stamps or I would definitely try sending one to everybody.
Occasionally. What's up?
Most everyone who signed up is exchanging a package and I think a little over half wanted to do cards. Out of those wanting to do cards several have opted to exchange between 3-5 and a few went as high as 10. I'm on mobile so I didn't have actual numbers right now.
We should coordinate via e-mail more about this buuuuuuut
If I drew up a card for as many anons as I can, getting personalized because I'd be knowing the person's fav pone, could you be my middle man in shipping?
That way everyone's not skeeved out about more people knowing their address
I'd be hyped as fuck if I got that card. Hot damn
Also, signed up for this shit. Let's see how it goes
So, I'm going to be sending hand made cards. Why don't you guys give me some ideas on what you'd like to see in a card?
a heartfelt message about the meaning of friendship, something so obvious and cheesy that we would all get diabetes just from reading it
Ponies in cute christmas sweaters doing cute wintery things like drinking hot chocolate and nibbling cookies. Honestly though anything would be lovely.
Yeah, it's a really good way to let the gifter know their package was received and to say thanks and react to the gifts. I can't exactly enforce it but I would love to see everyone enjoying themselves and showing off their swag.
Unrelated, but for any of you who DON'T want to exchange cards, how would you feel about receiving some anyway? You wouldn't be obligated to send any in return. An anon is going to try making as many as he can and I might make some extras beyond the ones I planned to exchange, so there very well may be some random ones floating around the participants or some of you who only wanted to exchange 1 may end up getting 2 in return. I don't know what it is with you people but the giving spirit is strong.
i like it cant wait to get the email i wonder what my anon wants
Depends on the size, weight, and destination. But from US to UK I've sent small bubble mailers that were like less than 5 ounces and it cost over $10 on their slowest cheapest method. So.... it's pretty expensive.
>For only £19.99 you can get a Snoop Dogg G Pen Vape
Don't send tobacco products in the mail you dingus
>For only £19.99 you can get a deluxe My Little Pony Plushie, AppleJack OR Twilight Sparkle
These are the same chinese knock-off plush that are everywhere on ebay and at anime/pony conventions. They're not "deluxe" and you're feeding bootleggers.
>AND for only £19.99 you can 6 WHOLE TENGA SEX TOY EGGS
Okay, so now I've realized all these products are being sold by the same seller. Get out of here with your shit.
ATTENTION ALL BRITS
No one wants your ebay shit.
I asked for god-tier candy
Reese's, and then sprinkled in stuff from there.
Just write whatever you want to possibly get. If you don't want a chance of getting it, don't write it. It won't hurt if you do, though.
I wrote my favorite characters in the spot that asked me what they were. Kind of obvious. For the wishlist I wrote general types of items I like, which kinds of figures I like plus I mentioned I like plush. I also told them what little I already have just in case even though I barely own any merch.
REMINDER: You are responsible for your registration. If there is a problem with your address I won’t be able to recognize that so take your time filling it out. If you answer “No” to the question “Would you like to exchange packages?” but fill out a wishlist I’ll email you to double check but otherwise I’ll assume you’re begging and disregard your registration. I've had about three of those. If you just write “any pony. any gift. thanks.” I’ll accept it but know you’re making things really hard for your gifter. Give it some personality and thought even if you really like every pony and don’t care what you get. You don't have to get detailed, but one-word answers for every question make me feel like you're just going to take free stuff and run.
Besides all that, have fun! There's a couple of days left to register and then I get the joy of assigning you all to one another!
bootleggers who rip patterns from actual plush artists. I like the bootleg plush if I can find them for super cheap at a convention or something and give them a look over in person (They commonly have defects and shoddy sewing) but typically I don't buy that stuff online. Especially from faggots who post their own ebay account.
I'm ok with pretty much anything, but to help narrow it down I put down my top 3 fav pones and also noted that, since I do electronics stuff, anything with a PCB in it would be fun to hack.
I already edited the text output on my 3d printer, and I really want to put a voice box on it.
I'm sad. I'm a poor fag so I have no place here...
Theres still air in there. Air is not nothing.
Can't wait for payday, and for us to finally get our assignments. I wanna start working on my Christmas cards.
Going to a con on the 21st (Bronyscot). Will be able to buy all sorts of cheap pony stuff for my giftee.
I hope you guys don't mind stocking fillers with your gift.
>going to cons
Mane 6 are pretty popular, Rarity has a lot of love. Most people have listed multiples. The only one I would call unexpected is Mane-iac since I never see her anywhere. Someone listed some non-Pony Disney characters but I think they went in to edit and delete their submission because I can no longer find it.
You will. But if you are on the fence about it or think you'll end up opting out I would rather you reconsider taking part than drop out later since someone will have to take your place. We have plenty of people willing to donate extra gifts though so it's your choice.
This is getting me so damn hyped. I'm going to go all out (or as far as I can go) on the Christmas cards.
Ah. I wasn't going to send cards originally because I hate my handwriting but I just changed my form so I'm sending them now.
(Pls no bully my handwriting guys. I'll try my best to make it look nice)
Mail to other anons.
It would be a waste of time and money to mail for everyone to mail their gifts to one person. Think about this:
>send gift to santa pone, paying for shipping
>Either you included money for santa pone to pay for shipping, or santa pone has to pay to ship 70 packages across the country or world
>Let's say you live in New Zealand and were matched with someone else who lives in New Zealand and Santa pone lives in America. You would be shipping the gift from New Zealand to America, then Santa pone would need to send it back to New Zealand.
>that would be very silly.
I just signed up! I'm planning on getting a lot of things so I can send any anon who got grinched something, and many cards as well. I'm so hype, I wanna go out looking for things right now.
Kinda hope my Secret Santa is not another kiwifag haha. I honestly do not mind who I get paired with, hope they enjoy foodstuff you can only find in New Zealand, pony, and a maori good luck pendant I helped find and carve.
I'd like to sign up, but all I'd be able to send are some mystery figures i dont want anymore and some of those old mcdonalds toys with the hair tails I'm sure most people already have those, or dont want them.
I can't decide between a fun gift or a troll gift.
I'd go with a fun gift, but if you want to mix it up a bit... do both.
shhh, do not fear it. instead, embrace with joy the very spirit of fellowship.
I hope we don't get each other, because buying shit from that con was my plan too. There was loads of great little cheap things there last year so I'm hoping it's the same this year.
I'll be watching for you at the stalls, Anon ^:)
Just send em out with some cards, Anon. It'd be a nice little surprise when someone opens their card and they see that cute lil pone.
Muh nigga, just hug us. Let the action do the speaking
Popping in to say we're almost at 70 participants! Are we going to make it all the way to 100?!
Thats 20 in the past 2 days, with only a day and a half left it might be a stretch.
Also, will you be matching gifters with giftees who live nearby? or with overseas bros to allow for cultural interchange?
I don't know, I think there's a shot we might make it. As for the matching I'll be dividing everyone into groups based on if they're willing to ship international or not and go from there, but it's going to be completely random so I won't intentionally be matching anyone with anyone unless they specified.
To elaborate I'm planning on using a random list generator to enter names and then assigning everyone to the person below them. Last name gets assigned to the first name so it goes in a circle. I'll be double checking the match-ups so they coincide with everyone's preferences but other than that I won't be personally selecting each person's gifter/giftee.
Same here. I'm going to try my best to draw something resembling ponies on the cards I'm going to send out. I'll get ideas for the package after getting the wish list of my gift-anon.
I think exchanging gifts is a nice idea, but I'm probably not the best guy to do it. Not very creative so what I send wouldn't be that special, and as far as getting anything back I'm already stressed by the excess of things I have and much more wouldn't be truly appreciated even if it was thoughtful.
I have a bunch of supplies to start crafting my xmas cards.
I was thinking about sending a gift-basket with the cards. Nothing big, probably just a cookie tin and maybe some homemade brownies or similar. Anyone else doin this?
I hope you all like them!
I've been toying around with the idea of cleaning out my old pony stuff for new pony things, mostly just sparkle edition mini figures from the original release, mcdonalds toys, and a couple collectors cards
I like to comb their tails would any anons be mad about receiving out of the package items that have sat on a shelf for 3 year? I dust them once a month
>would any anons be mad about receiving out of the package items that have sat on a shelf for 3 year?
Nah I don't have any problem with that. I buy stuff at secondhand stores if I see it so used items aren't a big deal to me (provided you never did anything naughty with them).
>But nobody put that on their wish list.
Can confirm. Please resist the urge to send one another cum jars.
Print out ponies and paste em on construction paper!
That's what im doing, as drawing was never my strong suit.
don't know this game, but thanks anon <3