GWJ Secret Stan 2017 Edition: Now With Fifty Percent More Wassel

I'm in! This will be my first time, but I love the idea.

This makes me think of a tradition that one of my friends started in grad school: Lootmas, set on a day after all the gift-giving had finished and we were back in town, that we could get together and show off the cool new stuff that we got, and maybe test out each other's games. I think the best one involved Wario Ware: Smooth Moves.

sometimesdee wrote:

I’m in. I was starting to wonder if September was too soon, but the wind of change is blowing...

In parts of the world, it's already October. I'm in for yet another Secret Santana featuring Rob Thomas.

In again too! Last year was great.

Came here to give gifts and chew gum...& I'm all outta gum....

There's a fun tip for whoever gets Hobear. He apparently needs gum.

trichy wrote:

There's a fun tip for whoever gets Hobear. He apparently needs gum.

This guy gets it! I would be remiss if I didn't call out it would make me a gummy Hobear.....

damn! A gummy Bear would have made another good alt-avatar. Didn't think of that.

Do we say we're in here (which I am) or in a new thread?

Yep. I'm in.

trichy merely announced the countdown to the new thread. He chummed the waters, which is enough to get this place all in a tizzy.

LouZiffer wrote:

trichy merely announced the countdown to the new thread. He chummed the waters, which is enough to get this place all in a tizzy.

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Hint for anyone who gets me.

Massdrop is a great place to haunt for fountain pen stuff.

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Paleocon wrote:

Hint for anyone who gets me.

Massdrop is a great place to haunt for fountain pen stuff.

Evil! My wallet is weeping because you and Absurd mentioned Massdrop. I have no idea how well those Crown fountain pens write, but they sure are purdy...

I got Robear one from a Maryland company that was made from petrified wood. Writes like a dream.

Dr.Incurable wrote:

I got Robear one from a Maryland company that was made from petrified wood. Writes like a dream.

PSA: Whoever gets Paleocon - this is also a good idea.

Spoiler:

Especially since Mrs. Paleocon said he can't buy any more pens.

Eleima wrote:
pyxistyx wrote:

yeah but i like to throw in local stuff and some arty bits, which generally complicates things!

Yeah, I know. I usually also send a little French care package, and boy do the shipping costs hurt. Usually the package that's as expensive as the rest put together!

Bubblefuzz wrote:

OR possibly*
*four, really?

Wait.... FOUR?!?!? o_O

As the Stanee last year, the local stuff was very much enjoyed!!