GWJ Secret Stan 2019: The Trichy Claus Affair

raevenote wrote:

I want to sign up, but there is a non-zero chance that I'll be moving before the end of the year. How easy/difficult is it to update answers to the survey?

Just include that info in your survey, PM me if things change, and I'll keep whomever gets you in the loop. That's easy to manage.

Done! I am plotting so many things already, victim.

Oh hello. In. x

3or4monsters wrote:

Done! I am plotting so many things already, victim.

Have assignments already been made? How do we see who we got?

Wayfarer wrote:
3or4monsters wrote:

Done! I am plotting so many things already, victim.

Have assignments already been made? How do we see who we got?

Not yet. Some of us devious creative types come up with things before we ever know whom we're getting.

I will be sending out assignments on November 1st. Until then, just keep your plotting nonspecific and stalk everyone.

Wayfarer wrote:
3or4monsters wrote:

Done! I am plotting so many things already, victim.

Have assignments already been made? How do we see who we got?

There are those who look at the wish list(s) provided and try to figure out what they want.

Others choose what their victim will get based on their own twisted sense of "christmas cheer."

Be prepared for the mass following/friending on social media... since I don't know who my victim is yet, I'll carpet bomb the stalking!

List as of 10/9:

farley3k
Rainsmercy
Thrawn82
LouZiffer
Kiri
Rallick
Eleima
Bonus_Eruptus
Minotaar
Phades
Wayfarer
Skraut
Lunchbox12682
mudbunny
dejanzie
UpToIsomorphism
MaxShrek
sometimesdee
pyxistyx
Paleocon
3or4monsters
Bubblefuzz

Non-specific plotting engaged.

Note: since trichy asked for last year's assignment, I went in search of all my assigned people since I've been involved. Not sure if there were any more, but I found these:

  • 18: dejanzie
  • 17: Stilgar Black
  • 16: oilypenguin
  • 15: Dimmerswitch
  • 14: jucofett
  • 13: obirano
  • 12: WizKid
  • 11: Gorilla.800.lbs
  • 10: Mystic Violet
  • 9: Rexneron
  • 8: WiredAsylum

I think I missed the first year due to not being here yet...

Anyway, who will be next?

That's impressive. Here is my list:
2018 - WizKid
2017 - oilypenguin
2016 - manta173
2015 - Obirano
2014 - bennard
2013 - Didn't participate or the message got nuked
2012 - Tanglebones
2011 - Mystic Violet
2010 - stylez
2009 - Gorilla.800.lbs

I believe you guys have me beat for amount of years participating. I also never give away who I am when I'm the secret Santa so I won't make a list (even though last year it got out).

Anyways, I totally need to put a list together! I've participated at least the last 4-5 years and it's always amazing what I've received. Even if it's nothing like what I put on my wishlist, everyone has been extremely creative and I can tell that a lot of work has gone into the gift. Come to think of it, that goes for just about everyone here. I've seen some really amazing stuff. So for all of you who are hesitant or have never participated, it's not about how much you spend (if you are worried about that or on a budget). The thought that goes into it is what counts.

Looks like I missed out on 2009 and 2013, but otherwise every year. I got assigned bighoppa twice, not that he complained, lol.
year Stantee
2018 farley3k
2017 Growat
2016 bighoppa
2015 UpToIsomorphism
2014 bighoppa
2013 couldn't participate
2012 Paleocon
2011 trueheart78
2010 Animej

I'm in. It's my first time, so be gentle...

Kehama wrote:

I'm in. It's my first time, so be gentle...

FETCH THE PADDLE OF INITIATION.

18: Gorilla
17: McIrish
16: Maq
15: Chixor7
14: HipGamer
13: Paleocon

2018 Eleima (also spring 2020 for the record latest gift)
2017 mudbunny
2016 DanB
2015 Eleima
2014 DudleySmith
2013 RubbEd
2012 Demonbox
2011 Farley3K
2010 ThatGuy42

Looks like this is year 10 for me. I'm gonna make it a doozy.

trichy wrote:
raevenote wrote:

I want to sign up, but there is a non-zero chance that I'll be moving before the end of the year. How easy/difficult is it to update answers to the survey?

Just include that info in your survey, PM me if things change, and I'll keep whomever gets you in the loop. That's easy to manage.

Great! In that case, I'm in

This will only be my third year, but it has been a great experience both previous years and the gifts i got while not huge were both times very meaningful and much enjoyed. One of these days I will get around to scratching off my scratch off beer poster, and Tiny Thrawn and Planet Express Ship both hold places of high honor on my desk.

I would definitely reiterate for anyone on the face: go for it, it's not the price o the gift but the thought that matters.

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It was so awesome to hear the poem read on the GWJCC.

Oh fun, I haven't listed to that one yet. Something to look forward to!

I'm in again. I've had a great time with it over the last couple of years.

Thanks for running the show Trichy!

So I started late for... reasons

2014–DanB
2015–Squee9
2016–Eleima
2017–RedJen
2018–Stevintendo
2019– you?

Edit: Reasons=grad school. No time and abject poverty!

I was going to bump this with an image from the search "Christmas October." Google autofilled to "Christmas Octopus."

I am not disappointed.

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All right, Trichy. I took your goddam survey so let's get this thing done!