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Post by Perhapsormaybe on Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:37 pm

So I know sometimes we all get too busy to finish things...or we have time but we don't have ideas. So this would just be a place for people to post any Hey Arnold stories they'd like to see and someone else could 'claim' it (or multiple people, doesn't really matter) and get those stories out there.

We could also use this as a gift area - if anyone would be up for a Secret Santa deal (this could also extend to fanart, for those inclined) I would be happy to run it but I think sign ups should be starting now and closing around Halloween to allow for enough time for people in case they get busy and have to stop and start. Let me know what you guys think!


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Post by Mony on Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:06 pm

I think the secret santa exchange would be fun Surprised And ya, if we do it it should start as soon as possible to have enough time to get it done by x-mas.
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Post by Jfgoofy on Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:45 pm

I don't know how this works but it sounds fun

EDIT: I didn't read the whole thing sorry, but still this sounds very fun!


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Post by sevensighs on Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:56 pm

I always love a good Secret Santa (though I'd be more inclined for a fanart one since my writing is so sporadic). If I ever get an itch for a fic I'd like to see I'll plop it here... after I catch up with what's on FF.Net tongue
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Post by Jfgoofy on Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:23 pm

So do we just send an idea here on this thread and then someone will (possibly secretly since we're talking about a secret santa thing) do it (is that how it works?)?
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Post by Mony on Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:29 pm

I thiiink, we have to like, make a list of people who want to be a part of the secret santa exchange. Each person has to say what they'd like to receive, what characters/ships they like, ideas they'd like to see realized, what they'd be willing to make for their gift recipient etc. Someone has to be in charge of the whole thing because they'll be the ones matching people up and assigning a secret santa to each person. That way everyone's guaranteed someone/something. At least, that's the gist of it that I've gotten from seeing past secret santas for other fandoms, so I may be a bit off.
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Post by Mony on Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:32 pm

Also people can offer/request fanart, or fanfic, some people may even give other creative type stuff. I think some people also mail things to each other if the recipient/giver are both ok with sending/receiving mail.
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Post by Jfgoofy on Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:41 pm

Thanks, I really want to participate in this!! So I just ask something on this thread for someone to do, right? I've never done a secret santa before, in both fandoms and real life. Also are you going to be in charge of assigning the people or is someone else going to be (also what will happen after the people assigned after they finished their thing? Do they show it off and say who it was for? I know I'm sounding a bit stupid, I guess I'm overthinking since I'm a bit confused)?
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Post by Mony on Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:51 pm

Ya, like I think we need to make up a template that whoever wants to participate can answer and post on here/a thread specifically for the secret santa exchange. That way when we get assigned our person we can just look for their post and see what they'd like. I think someone who has a better grasp of this should be in charge lol I wouldn't mind helping out though. I think there's like a date that's set where you have to complete your gift by and then you give it to your person? I'm not entirely sure on this part, sorry. I'm assuming that's what happens though yeah. And you're not sounding stupid, don't worry, I mean I'm not even 100% of how it works myself lol Just what I've seen done before. I'm sure Perhaps or Sevensighs can explain it better.
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Post by Jfgoofy on Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:02 pm

Mony wrote:Ya, like I think we need to make up a template that whoever wants to participate can answer and post on here/a thread specifically for the secret santa exchange. That way when we get assigned our person we can just look for their post and see what they'd like. I think someone who has a better grasp of this should be in charge lol I wouldn't mind helping out though. I think there's like a date that's set where you have to complete your gift by and then you give it to your person? I'm not entirely sure on this part, sorry. I'm assuming that's what happens though yeah. And you're not sounding stupid, don't worry, I mean I'm not even 100% of how it works myself lol Just what I've seen done before. I'm sure Perhaps or Sevensighs can explain it better.

Thank you!! So this is how it goes, right? First someone requests something, the assigner assigns a person to do that request, the person does it and finally the person shows it off and says who it was for(? I'm confused if you show it off and say who its for or if you give it to them privately).
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Post by Perhapsormaybe on Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:23 pm

Ok, so let's focus on the Secret Santa thing first. If you want to sign up, simply say so and then type what you would like to see for your 'gift' - just basically what you want to see. I'd suggest offering up to three things you'd like to offer your santa a bit more choice to make it a bit easier.

This is to make it easier on whomever gets you. If for any reason you have something that you can't write (ANY reason - you are not required to explain it to everyone, especially if it's personal) just let us know so I can make sure the match ups work well.

So an example of your signup would be:

"Signing up - Can do fanart or fanfiction; will not do smut or action fic.

Would like for a gift: 1. Stinky eating lemon pudding story/fanart" 2. Sid/Terminator cross over 3. Rhonda/Harold goodies"

I will close sign ups for this on Halloween and that evening I will message everyone who they got. No sharing until you give your person the gift.
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Post by Jfgoofy on Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:34 pm

Alright, thanks!! Very Happy I want to sign up (by the way do we get assigned a gift, from who manages the secret santa thing in private messages, or does something else happen instead?)!!
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Post by Perhapsormaybe on Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:35 pm

Jfgoofy wrote:Alright, thanks!! Very Happy I want to sign up (by the way do we get assigned a gift, from who manages the secret santa thing in private messages, or does something else happen instead?)!!

Absolutely - so I will send you a message on here with the name of the person you're responsible for. In return, someone else who signed up will receive your name. If you participate, you will get a gift.

I'm going to make a separate thread for Secret/Santa. I think that will be less confusing in the long run.
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Post by Jfgoofy on Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:41 pm

Thank you for telling us!! Very Happy

Also is using a tablet to take a picture of my drawing (which is done on paper) acceptable? This is pretty much how I upload my drawings (and the fact that I don't have a real paint program) so I'm just wondering if this method is acceptable.


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Post by Perhapsormaybe on Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:43 pm

Ok, made the separate thread - and that is absolutely acceptable!
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Post by Jfgoofy on Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:44 pm

Thanks yet again!!
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