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Leyana
11-15-2015, 11:49 PM
https://i.imgur.com/XVnZZbv.jpg

Merry Christmas! I thought it'd be fun to organise a secret santa for the forums. For anyone that is interested, just PM me your name and address before 29 Nov. Once I get all the details, I'll run a randomiser and send out who you're supposed to send a gift to. For things to reach on Christmas, you'd want to send out your presents by 11 Dec.

Presents can be anything at all. You can make a post in this thread for a wishlist but let's keep the presents under $30. Also be sure to note if you want porn/lewds or not.

After you get your gift, feel free to post pictures in here on Christmas day.

Enjoy.

Edit 2015/11/17:
To clear up some things for people, here's some more details:
PM me your name and address - Names are there because some postal services require a name and I have no control over which santa gets which request
At the closing date, I will do a random draw to assign each participant a person to gift to.
I will not be giving out usernames, all the santa will receive is a name, address and gift preferences.
If you are worried about shipping costs, don't send the gift yourself. Just place an order at an online retailer.
If you are paranoid about having your username linked to your real name and address, don't post your gift preferences in this thread. Just send them to me in the PM. Also don't post pictures of the gift you've received. Just a thank you.
The $30 can include the cost of postage or not. It's up to you.

Xiei
11-16-2015, 12:14 AM
I wouldn't mind joining, but I assume even though you said "anything," is an R-18 gift (like a doujin or something) out of the question?

Leyana
11-16-2015, 12:17 AM
Xiei Anything goes depending on who you're buying the gift for.

Emerald Acid
11-16-2015, 12:28 AM
I hope enough do join to make it a recurring thing. I really like joining into these kinda things, but I don't have a source of income since I'm an unemployable bum. Hopefully next time though.

Tex
11-16-2015, 12:30 AM
sounds like fun let's do this

Leyana
11-16-2015, 12:44 AM
Just a reminder I'll need names and addresses otherwise the santa won't know who to send the presents to.

blasterion
11-16-2015, 01:27 AM
Sounds fun, let's do it

Schwyn
11-16-2015, 02:06 AM
I suppose i can join in

Leyana
11-16-2015, 02:26 AM
This isn't destroying my inbox as much as I thought it would. There has to be more of you interested in getting free things.

manacycler
11-16-2015, 04:12 AM
Leyana technically it's not free if you have to give something in return XP

But I am also in

Mignonette
11-16-2015, 04:17 AM
Sounds like a blast!

I guess everyone is putting their wishlists in PMs?

Tex
11-16-2015, 04:24 AM
Mignonette i think everyone is just waiting to post wishlist here until later

Leyana
11-16-2015, 04:25 AM
Mignonette Either here or PMs work. I'll be including a wishlist with the PMs I send out. If no wishlist I'll just go 'surprise them'.

Kalinsre
11-16-2015, 04:25 AM
Real name and addresses? That's kinda... kimoi.

Otherwise it sounds pretty fun~!

Leyana
11-16-2015, 04:28 AM
Kalinsre Small sacrifices must be made to receive merchandise.

S.Razelrink
11-16-2015, 12:45 PM
surely we can use forum names instead of real names? since the name shouldn't change the destination of the parcel?

unless maybe the recipient has roommates/parents who consistently intercept and unpackage every parcel/letter that
comes in -cough-

neour1
11-16-2015, 12:50 PM
S.Razelrink I figured that would be a problem. It actually depends on the country.
and the service too.

For example, i'm forced to show my ID to get a package that has been sent from outside the country. If they used a shipping with all the insurance that is.
And depending on the contents too.

If the name doesn't match, you are in for one hell of a headache

S.Razelrink
11-16-2015, 12:57 PM
S.Razelrink I figured that would be a problem. It actually depends on the country.
and the service too.

For example, i'm forced to show my ID to get a package that has been sent from outside the country. If they used a shipping with all the insurance that is.
And depending on the contents too.

If the name doesn't match, you are in for one hell of a headache

oooh, that's right; I completely forgot about european countries where customs may hold onto imported items and require you to pay tax/have an ID to collect
it prior to inspections etc etc etc. ehhhh that's such a pain q___q but then again I'm don't know how privacy-concerned himeuta users are since we all kind of
know each other pretty well! I personally agree with kalinsre and having to supply a real name is kind of ehhhhhh...

sutenai
11-16-2015, 01:01 PM
(...)but let's keep the presents under $30. Also be sure to note if you want porn/lewds or not.
Never mind the present, that's what the shipping cost for anything bigger than a postcard would be for me! :haruna_grin:
"Sorry, your gift is the shipping for this post-it note you're reading."

I'll need to look into how feasible this would be first :)

Leyana
11-16-2015, 09:13 PM
S.Razelrink I will not be providing usernames to the santas. The only one with both the usernames and real name/address would be me. If you're uncomfortable with being linked, just don't post your gift preferences or pictures of the gift in the thread. Just include the gift preferences in the PM.

sutenai Placing an order with an online retailer instead of shipping the gift yourself can help offset that. Of course it's up to you to decide if you're going to spend $30 in your native currency or $30 USD.

Also added some details to the OP. Speak up if you have further questions.

AgentKiri
11-17-2015, 01:35 AM
Leyana, with the death of the GCT, not shocked it didn't blow up your PM box... nor is there many active people here that do look at everything.

Leyana
11-17-2015, 02:15 AM
AgentKiri Just needs someone to handle the night shift promoting in GCT.

But I did get quite a few participants. Enough for a nice little gift exchange. The more the merrier though.

Katze
11-17-2015, 05:02 AM
Yes, this is great. I've always wanted to be involved in one of these, but noooot really with 4chan, and MFC's starts so early that I'm not even thinking about it when it's starting to be arranged. I sent my PM from mobile so if something got messed up or it didn't send, please let me know

Leyana
11-17-2015, 05:05 AM
Katze Got your PM just fine.

Getting quite a few more PMs now. Picking up steam.

Katze
11-17-2015, 05:19 AM
Leyana good to know!

HaganeNoKaze
11-17-2015, 07:34 AM
I'm on it ! :kongou_happy:
Should i send you again my informations or do you still have it Leyana ?

Argho
11-17-2015, 09:23 AM
With enough participants you might consider separating people into groups like NA, Europe, SEA etc. to lower shipping costs and trouble with customs and whatnot for physical goods.

Leyana
11-17-2015, 09:26 PM
HaganeNoKaze Send it again, I deleted it after I sent the candy box.

Argho That is a good idea. I'm hoping for at least 10 participants from each region before doing that though.

Leyana
11-18-2015, 03:03 AM
A bump to bring this to the attention of all the lurkers coming out of the woodwork.

PsiDubs
11-18-2015, 03:17 AM
Lurk? I would never...


I hope enough do join to make it a recurring thing. I really like joining into these kinda things, but I don't have a source of income since I'm an unemployable bum. Hopefully next time though.

Likewise.

Leyana
11-18-2015, 07:12 AM
And now that all of you have so much free time and shipping seems to be a sticking point...

Give some gift ideas where shipping isn't an issue.

I'll start. Steam games.

HaganeNoKaze
11-19-2015, 05:03 AM
It could be an Humble Bundle ! (We can choose Gift link during payment !)

Personnaly, i'm not very annoyed by the shipping cost (Even if i can understand those with limited or with any income !) !

Marisa
11-19-2015, 08:18 AM
Would be interested in this. :)

Mignonette
11-19-2015, 08:19 AM
Maybe keep the package under a pound/2kgs if it can be managed?

Saya
11-19-2015, 09:56 AM
what if you want to buy stuff for someone but you don't really want to receive anything

HaganeNoKaze
11-19-2015, 11:40 AM
Saya very good point there ! I think it wouldn't be any problem if you say it there. I was thinking about the same, cause... well, i don't have any idea to what ask in wishlist so...

Leyana
11-19-2015, 09:32 PM
HaganeNoKaze That's why you depend on the santa to be creative.

Saya You could run another lottery. :p

HaganeNoKaze
11-19-2015, 10:09 PM
Leyana Maybe, we will see ! :kongou_happy:

Leyana
11-22-2015, 09:27 PM
Just a reminder to all of you that there are 7 more days to get your applications in!

Demios
11-22-2015, 09:41 PM
Guess i join in, i should be able to spare $30

Leyana
11-23-2015, 09:27 PM
I've now got over 20 participants.

Not bad for a first time.

Actually 5 more days to go.

afutureillusion
11-24-2015, 06:20 PM
Ehhh... Sure. Why not? Count me in.

Leyana
11-25-2015, 05:13 AM
Four more days!

Still looking for more participants.

kexom
11-25-2015, 05:19 AM
steam asians only pls (steam did this to prevent game smuggling)

JKSmithy
11-25-2015, 06:40 AM
I could participate, I've been wishing for the likes of doujins/artbooks etc but live in Australia which literally has nothing. The only gifts I can give though would have to be stuff bought online since there's no shops here which I hope would be okay?

Surted
11-25-2015, 10:04 AM
@Saya (http://www.himeuta.net/members/1-saya/) You could run another lottery. :p
just collect some operating costs :v

Leyana
11-25-2015, 09:39 PM
JKSmithy It's fine. I'm Australian too and I always intended for people to mostly place orders on online stores.

Leyana
11-27-2015, 07:01 PM
Only a couple of days to the closing. Anyone interested, your chance is going fast.

Cinnabar
11-27-2015, 09:20 PM
This looks fun and I'm interested, but I'd have a hard time even ordering someone a gift right now.

Katze
11-28-2015, 01:35 AM
Whoever gets me should just buy me yuri doujins because I'm trash

Leyana
11-29-2015, 12:10 AM
Today is the last day of secret santa sign ups.

Anyone still on the fence, last chance.

Anyone that signed up, hope you got your gift ideas ready.

Leyana
11-29-2015, 09:44 PM
And applications are now closed.

PMs will be going out to all the Santas today.

Remember, you'll want to get your gift shipped out by the 11th of Dec to make absolutely sure it reaches your gift recipients in time.

You can keep posting in this thread gift idea discussions if you haven't figured out what to get yet.

Demios
11-30-2015, 01:46 AM
Picking a gift is hard...

Leyana
11-30-2015, 01:50 AM
Demios I know. I've tried Amazon JP, Amazon, Mandrake, Amiami, HLJ and Playmoya. Nothing. Anyone know other online stores for anime stuff?

Gonna try J-List when I get home.

Demios
11-30-2015, 01:54 AM
Leyana basiclly doing the same as me....

Greenie
11-30-2015, 06:09 AM
Many countries have locally-based online shops. I didn't find anything good for my part, but sometimes they have nice choices for reasonable price and low shipping fees.
Plus having less things you can choose from makes it waaayyy easier to find a gift sometimes.

There are also "middlemen" (like shopping mall japan) that allow you to purchase directly from japanese shops for a fee ; it might not be worth it for something of low value, though. Plus there might be some custom fees to pay on the receiving hand...
There's also ebay.

I don't expect to get what I wrote on the wish list, so I'm a bit thrilled. This is the first time i'm looking forward to a gift in years (partly because I haven't been expecting any for a while :yahagi_grin:).

Mignonette
11-30-2015, 07:13 AM
If you get a giftee from another country (a nearby one), you could put something ~cultural~ from your own into the mix as well, assuming you aren't ordering online-only.

Leyana
12-01-2015, 09:44 PM
Well my gift has been shipped out. Anyone receiving an unexpected package, please don't toss it out.

Demios
12-03-2015, 12:34 AM
Well mines sent. Also a little tip, for those who don't know some countrys tax packages coming into the country so if sending something your self declare it as a gift to get around it. ive never had a problem with it before but you never know.

Leyana
12-03-2015, 12:36 AM
The store I bought from didn't have options for making it a gift. =/

Demios
12-03-2015, 12:41 AM
@Leyana (http://www.himeuta.net/members/29-leyana/) online stores cant because they are selling a product. I know i few ebay sellers do it to get around the tax tho.

Leyana
12-03-2015, 12:43 AM
Demios That doesn't make sense. A sale is a sale. And I mean the store just assumes that you're buying stuff for yourself and not shipping it straight to the gift recipient.

Demios
12-03-2015, 12:50 AM
Leyana well how it works here is a gift is something you get without paying for it. so if its sent between two people that's fine but if you get something sent to you form like amazon the people checking the post are gonna have a hard time believing that amazon sent you something for free.

Leyana
12-03-2015, 12:52 AM
Demios Well I mean offer some way to add a little note or greeting to the shipment. Not avoid taxes.

Demios
12-03-2015, 12:55 AM
Leyana Oh, ive seen few online store do that around xmas before

Greenie
12-03-2015, 12:08 PM
Once the shop put a lower value on the package and even a "false" bill with a lower value for each item (I think it was shopping mall japan).
The package still got opened and I had to pay the fixed fee, but much lower VAT.

Another one (redwolf) only put a lower value on the package but with the bill inside (with real value). Didn't work...

Some people really like to do their job correctly:yahagi_grin:

(Edit: both had "gift" on the package, just saying that cheating doesn't always work)

Choque
12-08-2015, 05:37 PM
Aww man. I'm away that one time and miss a secret santa event. What a shame. Next year then I'll guess :)

Marisa
12-08-2015, 06:16 PM
Anyone received yet? :) :)

Leyana
12-08-2015, 09:46 PM
Marisa My store told me 12-14 days. Since I sent it on Dec 1 I don't think it'd arrive just yet.

I'm assuming all other Santas will be the same. Except those that sent digital goods.

Schwyn
12-09-2015, 12:02 AM
My package arrived at the persons place of residence. According to Amazing that is.

Katze
12-09-2015, 12:35 AM
Sent mine out today but forgot to do the gift stuff Amazon has as an option. So if you get a surprise package from Amazon soon it's proooobably because I was your Santa and don't know how to do things correctly.

Leyana
12-09-2015, 12:38 AM
Some people will be receiving surprise packages from unknown senders.

Schwyn
12-09-2015, 01:12 AM
well i can say i sent mine as amazon gift. and it was suppose to say - From Himeuta Secret Santa. Figured ppl would take a pic of the gift and post it, then we'd reveal who sent it

Leyana
12-09-2015, 01:25 AM
Schwyn Posting pics and revealing the Santa are entirely up to the individual. Figured the paranoid wouldn't want to be connected to their account.

Schwyn
12-09-2015, 01:38 AM
Leyana well i guess that may be true........ shame

Marisa
12-09-2015, 09:10 PM
Leyana - I sent mine the same day I got my inbox message.

So i think soon enough people will receive the present :)

Mignonette
12-12-2015, 03:33 AM
My package was sent out today, but I didn't know how to do the gift option on Amazon because I was confused (and dumb). So the giftee might see my ~name~ and stuff.

manacycler
12-12-2015, 03:44 AM
Mailed my package. Sorry to the recipient, but it might take awhile. It has to go across an ocean.

Leyana
12-13-2015, 09:20 PM
I really should get around to tracking my package.

The anticipation is killing me.

Schwyn
12-13-2015, 11:02 PM
I'm a bit pissed no one said anyhing about what i sent them. It arrived a week ago or so...... But they could be at college and it was delivered to their home.

Mignonette
12-15-2015, 12:06 AM
Amazon is pretty damn quick with shipping. That's all I have to say.

Marisa
12-15-2015, 11:07 PM
@Schwyn (http://www.himeuta.net/members/8092-schwyn/) Haven't received anything myself. Looking forward to it. I'd like to think mine was pretty good. Spent like $40 dollars (if including shipping)

Mainly cuz I'd have bought it for myself if I could. lol

Mignonette
12-16-2015, 03:52 AM
I haven't gotten anything yet. If it's being sent from Japan via normal Airmail, I usually get stuff a week or so later. I assume some Santas here might've used a slower option to save on shipping.

HaganeNoKaze
12-16-2015, 04:47 AM
Well, that's weird, the package i sent leave the seller 2 weeks ago but it took already 1 whole week to leave japan, I hope it will arrive in time !

Katze
12-17-2015, 12:25 AM
Aww yee obtained gift today.

http://i.imgur.com/UNJjayW.jpg

AgentKiri
12-17-2015, 02:12 AM
So I didnt get my package yet.... And.... I went to say... My doorbell rang... and guess who it was...

Leyana
12-17-2015, 02:20 AM
AgentKiri Not even a picture.

AgentKiri
12-17-2015, 02:24 AM
@Leyana (http://www.himeuta.net/members/29-leyana/) Happy >.<
http://i.imgur.com/lRYiuoS.jpg
It be pretty good if i had a smart phone >.<

Leyana
12-17-2015, 02:26 AM
AgentKiri Interesting gift.

Schwyn
12-17-2015, 04:24 AM
Katze I see Bismarck.... but idk what the gift is though......


AgentKiri First world problems

Leyana
12-17-2015, 04:30 AM
Schwyn A pillow of some sort according to the GCT post.

Katze
12-17-2015, 04:35 AM
Schwyn it's a pillow and a pillow case. I haven't taken it out of the bag yet tho

Mignonette
12-17-2015, 04:37 AM
Katze It would go well with your dakimakuras. lol

Schwyn
12-17-2015, 04:43 AM
Katze Nice. Gratz. Now Biscuit will be in your face as your sleep

afutureillusion
12-17-2015, 12:46 PM
Aww yee obtained gift today.

http://i.imgur.com/UNJjayW.jpg


Well what'd you know... SNAP.
http://puu.sh/lZs3Q/65590fa768.JPG


Just received it today. A big thank you to whoever sent it! I'm also looking forward to seeing pictures of the gift I sent whenever they receive it. Hopefully it doesn't arrive late what with Australia Post and their unreliableness during the holiday season...

Schwyn
12-17-2015, 02:07 PM
afutureillusion the pic is broken for me

Tex
12-17-2015, 07:34 PM
And my gift is here thanks a lot! Desu~

http://i.imgur.com/6KWfJkv.jpg

Schwyn
12-17-2015, 07:52 PM
Tex Gratz.. Anticipation is killing me for whomever recieved my gift..

Leyana
12-17-2015, 09:25 PM
afutureillusion Pic be broke.

Tex New face!

afutureillusion
12-17-2015, 10:18 PM
@Schwyn (http://www.himeuta.net/members/8092-schwyn/) @Leyana (http://www.himeuta.net/members/29-leyana/) Dammit. Fixed.

http://puu.sh/lZs3Q/65590fa768.JPG

Leyana
12-17-2015, 10:21 PM
afutureillusion Now display it proudly and don't hide it when guests come over.

Mignonette
12-17-2015, 10:24 PM
Two identical Bismarck pillows? XD

The anticipation is killing me...

Marez
12-17-2015, 10:26 PM
inb4 everyone gets a Bismarck pillow.

afutureillusion
12-17-2015, 10:31 PM
@afutureillusion (http://www.himeuta.net/members/854-afutureillusion/) Now display it proudly and don't hide it when guests come over.

DAMN STRAIGHT. This thing ain't going nowhere.


inb4 everyone gets a Bismarck pillow.

http://cdn.meme.am/instances2/500x/3433439.jpg

chronomeister
12-17-2015, 10:31 PM
If everyone got a Bismarck pillow, then everyone's identity would still be unknown. Well maybe except for the one who didn't.

Leyana
12-17-2015, 10:35 PM
I hope I don't get a Kongou pillow. I gave my work address for shipping....

Marez
12-17-2015, 10:37 PM
Leyana

I can imagine much worse gifts to receive at work ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Leyana
12-17-2015, 10:39 PM
Marez It's OK, I was smart enough to ask for no porn.

Tex
12-17-2015, 10:43 PM
@chronomeister (http://www.himeuta.net/members/47-chronomeister/) unless they bought themselves one too

Schwyn
12-17-2015, 10:52 PM
idk if i would want a Bismarck pillow

afutureillusion
12-17-2015, 10:55 PM
Schwyn What are talking about? It's great!

JOIN US.

Leyana
12-17-2015, 10:58 PM
Schwyn A Ryuujou pillow would be too flat to be comfortable.

Tex
12-17-2015, 11:01 PM
Leyana idk i sleep better on flat pillows

Schwyn
12-17-2015, 11:09 PM
afutureillusion ..... i'll pass

Leyana I think it would be nice

AgentKiri
12-18-2015, 01:04 AM
I hope I don't get a Kongou pillow. I gave my work address for shipping....
O.o , Do your co-workers not know about your Kongouism... I mean isn't delivering to work like a death flag... considering it's from the internet XD (especially here).

Mignonette
12-18-2015, 01:46 AM
I think a ~mysterious~ package arriving at your office means for you to open it at home.

Seems like 2 people were on the same wave length with that Bismarck pillow, maybe they got it from the same seller. ~OoooOOoo Spooky!~

Katze
12-18-2015, 02:30 AM
Here's another shot now that I put the pillow inside the pillow case lol. Also as for Bismarck pillows, I can at least certify that I didn't send anyone a Bismarck pillow.

http://i.imgur.com/dsHH8s9.jpg

pic ft the back of my dog's head.

Tex
12-18-2015, 02:59 AM
1st ever secret santa? more like 1st ever bismarck pillow exchange amiright?

Katze
12-18-2015, 03:51 AM
I would be totally okay with everyone just giving each other Bismarck pillows every year.

Leyana
12-18-2015, 03:57 AM
AgentKiri Shhhh. I trust all of you. Whether or not I continue trusting depends on what gift gets shipped to my workplace.

Mignonette
12-18-2015, 04:03 AM
ã€œãƒ“ã‚¹æž•ã“ã‚Œã€œï¼¢ï ½‰ï½“ï½‹ï½ï¼°ï½‰ï½Œï½Œï½ ï½—Collect ion

Collect all 8!

Katze
12-18-2015, 05:41 AM
If anyone else gets this Bisko pillow I am going to die laughing tbh

Marisa
12-18-2015, 08:02 AM
Not seen anyone post what I sent, nor have I received mine... :/

AgentKiri
12-18-2015, 04:39 PM
@AgentKiri (http://www.himeuta.net/members/2874-agentkiri/) Shhhh. I trust all of you. Whether or not I continue trusting depends on what gift gets shipped to my workplace.
Doesn't work open stuff that comes in work? I dunno... but would you trust us enough to open it at work? XD

Katze
12-18-2015, 07:08 PM
Hoping whoever I sent mine to got it. :( I sent it a while ago and it definitely should've arrived by now but no one's posted about it.

Leyana
12-18-2015, 07:17 PM
AgentKiri Uhhhh no? What sort of Stasi places have you worked for? Tampering with mail that isn't addressed to you no matter the place is a crime and an asshole thing to do to boot.

Schwyn
12-18-2015, 07:32 PM
Hoping whoever I sent mine to got it. :( I sent it a while ago and it definitely should've arrived by now but no one's posted about it.

I'm in the same boat...........

Mignonette
12-18-2015, 09:07 PM
If the tracking is to be believed, my gift should've been safely delivered sometime this week. No one has posted it yet.

Schwyn
12-18-2015, 09:09 PM
Mignonette i just go and believe what Leyana said. People are scared to post IRL stuff...... or they away at college or somthing

Mignonette
12-18-2015, 09:14 PM
Schwyn Yeah, maybe so! If they are scared to post what they got, I think it would be polite to say something like "I have gotten my SS gift, thank you very much!" and leave it like that. That way, the Santa would have some ease that maybe their gift didn't get lost (if maybe that was theirs).

Always thank people for gifts. :3

Katze
12-18-2015, 09:43 PM
I'm a bit concerned because Amazon didn't accept the address when I first copied it in. I moved a thing down to the line below and it went through, but still...

manacycler
12-20-2015, 04:19 AM
Got my gift! Since I'm in love with cards, I love that it was all Kancolle stuff with a Kancolle Trial Deck. I actually never got a trial deck, so now I finally know how to play the game XD I think the Houshou thing is a placemat.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y80/mana55555/20151219_170900_zpsijml3xyz.jpg

kozu
12-21-2015, 01:08 AM
Thanks Santa.

http://puu.sh/m30Tf/4bbe3f7d8f.jpg

PreMedTTK
12-21-2015, 01:44 AM
Thanks Santa, now how to spend it?
http://i.imgur.com/tn1jtHD.jpg

Leyana
12-21-2015, 01:45 AM
I see some santas decided to go above and beyond.

PreMedTTK Porn.

Demios
12-21-2015, 01:50 AM
blasterion OMG i feel so bad, i meant to say thank you but got busy and complete forgot.
anyway, Thanks.

Havent seen anyone post a pic of my gift yet, i hope it arrived

PreMedTTK
12-21-2015, 02:10 AM
Leyana I looked up porn on Amazon, turns out they actually have porn!

Leyana
12-21-2015, 02:11 AM
PreMedTTK Everyone has porn.

Acrelle
12-21-2015, 02:20 AM
Do you even need to buy porn

Leyana
12-21-2015, 02:24 AM
Acrelle Only if you want quality.

Acrelle
12-21-2015, 02:26 AM
Leyana Touché

Mignonette
12-21-2015, 03:12 AM
@kozu (http://www.himeuta.net/members/20-kozu/) Lucky duck! XD

Edited out something that might be taken the wrong way. D: Sorry....

Schwyn
12-21-2015, 05:04 AM
PreMedTTK you buy a Nendoriod

HaganeNoKaze
12-21-2015, 03:36 PM
Well... my gift left the 3rd... and nothing so far... i feel a bit worried !

Next time, i'll become a real santa and bring it myself ! >.<

Mignonette
12-21-2015, 07:38 PM
HaganeNoKaze Did the package have tracking?

HaganeNoKaze
12-21-2015, 07:47 PM
Mignonette yup, this is why im a little worried ! 3 weeks have passed, and it seems it does not reach US yet... strange.

Schwyn
12-21-2015, 08:28 PM
HaganeNoKaze i believe it will appear on christmas

Greenie
12-21-2015, 09:24 PM
I see a lot of cool gifts here. That Bismarck pillow is pretty neat.

I went to pick up my package at the post office today during my lunch break (only time I can do it).
I was a bit worried as it was a bit endomaged and was ratling quite a bit, but everything turned out fine.
Sorry for the bad quality pictures, I only have my old phone to take them.

Anyway, here are my christmas gifts from a really nice fellow kancolle player!

http://i.imgur.com/As2XoBh.jpg
As I open the box, I'm welcomed by a card.
Star Wars... Koopas? They are stormkoopas! Neat.

http://i.imgur.com/q5UAGsT.jpg
"We wish you and the rebels a merry christmas and a happy new year... ...for now"
"From a Kancolle player in Texas"
Why thank you!
Then, in no particular order:

http://i.imgur.com/aMYeCF3.jpg
Plushies! A green batman, Kiso, Shimakaze ("Oh!" came to my mind when I first saw her, even though I didn't keep her in my sortie fleet), a triceratops and a Manmaru Nyanko (the hell is that?) in the middle.
I love the cat and the kancolle ones. I might put one on my bag.

http://i.imgur.com/mdSHndU.jpg
Flat things. Sword Girls cards (Korean moonrunes on it, dunno what it is, pretty cool though), Fire Emblem cards (official Nintendo merchandise, yay!), an Iku card and a football anime thingamajigger that I saw hung in some dedicated places in shrines (or something).
I don't know if i'll open the card packs. Probably later when I'll feel like it. The Iku card is nice.

http://i.imgur.com/CuN6sts.jpg
A figure. No idea who that lady is. It's written on the base but I can't read kanjis (sorry no pic).
Her panties have the same colour as her skirt!

http://i.imgur.com/BQyxDWX.jpg
Keychains and strap things. Nagato, Aoba and Kinugasa, and four girls. Yeah I don't know them either (the flat one in the middle is quite nice)
Nagato is among my favorite ships, maybe I'll give her my keys to keep? I fear she might break if I do, though:yahagi_sad:

http://i.imgur.com/syJarJO.jpg
Badges! So we have a big Little Busters one, two dangan ronpa, and in a nice little bag a chibi Rei Ayanami, Suppi from Card Captor Sakura and two unicorns (Apple John and Porky Pie if I remember correctly :yahagi_grin:).
On my wishlist, I put "no ecchi things unless there are some in the original work". It's only bunny suits with a suggestive boobie docking, but it fits perfectly. Nailed it!
I should read the VN someday...

http://i.imgur.com/S9CQcQe.jpg
Oh this one will make some people jealous. It's a pocket-watch-looking locket (or key chain) with a picture of Kongou in it.
Good one!

http://i.imgur.com/dIWJjtB.jpg
A Kancolle pencil case. I'll put my Mont Blanc pens in it when I'll finish my studies (and buy Mont Blanc pens).
Will look daper in my office!

http://i.imgur.com/qfUag5T.jpg
Nanoha... Bookmarks? They're holographic too! Each character has her standard outfit, battle outfit, and transform sequence (in its Barbie nakedness glory).
Same as the little busters badge. Plus it's the first time I see a holographic picture with three variants. Maybe I'll get back to reading now!

http://i.imgur.com/klgaAb2.jpg
Group photo with the Zelda wallet "The legend of Greed" I also got. I'll put my money in it and never use it because it's my money and it's only mine to keep.
Plus it's green, which is always a good thing.
(Oh man is this photo horrid)

Thank you very much, fellow kancolle player in Texas. It put a real genuine smile on my face like I didn't have in quite some time.
It made me want to do the same, to make someone smile like I did (on a smaller level though because damn are these things costy!). The good thing is that my main gift hasn't been released yet, so I can still add a couple of other stuffs to the package.
And do the same thing next year!

Cheers!

Riepah
12-21-2015, 09:54 PM
Greenie

Money and/or cool gifts must grow on trees in Texas! That's enough stuff to cover your birthday and Easter as well!

Schwyn
12-21-2015, 09:56 PM
Greenie Wow. that seems like a lot of stuff. Gratz. Makes me feel like my gift was that great now :shimakaze_wat:

chronomeister
12-21-2015, 10:16 PM
Looks like one of those "$150 worth of items" $30 grab bags I pick up at anime cons.

So that's how I could get rid of all those bags I pick up....

Mignonette
12-21-2015, 10:58 PM
Greenie Nice stuff! The gray and pink figurine girl looks like someone from Gundam, but I could be wrong. The 3 non-flat keychains are the 3 sisters from an anime/manga called "Minami-ke!".

Leyana
12-21-2015, 11:15 PM
Greenie That picture pendant. Hnnnngh.

chronomeister
12-22-2015, 12:33 AM
OK I'll be social and dump pics of what came for me.

Used an amazon wishlist. Guess it didnt ship straight from amazon cause it didnt come to my actual home and there were handwritten parts.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4780827/pics/photos/20151221_175626.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4780827/pics/photos/20151221_175647edited.jpg
Secret santa will stay secret (unless they spoil the beans here)

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4780827/pics/photos/20151221_175802.jpg
Bit into it; not real gold. It appears I was sent nothing but lies.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4780827/pics/photos/20151221_180202.jpg
にゃんぱすーボタ㠃³ (http://nyanpass.com/)

That was it. I was hoping for two books if they went that route, but eh, not every one can be balla as me. I mean, I almost read through all of that before posting so I mean I'll take it.

Got what I wanted and I dont have to guilty throwing shit away I dont have room for.

Leyana
12-22-2015, 12:41 AM
chronomeister That Atago pillow. What are you? Valkirion?

All the money went into the books and not into theg old.

chronomeister
12-22-2015, 01:14 AM
Leyana pillow? You are mistaken my friend. That is an atago bed cover I use to display all my goods. Think I picked it up at ACEN '14

manacycler
12-22-2015, 03:15 AM
Greenie Ah, I know the figure. It's Sakura (Boukenpink) from GoGo Sentai Boukenger, a super sentai show.

Mignonette
12-22-2015, 04:58 AM
Why is there a Nyanpass link under the last picture?

Leyana
12-22-2015, 05:12 AM
Mignonette Cause he got non non biyori loot?

Marisa
12-24-2015, 08:08 PM
:'( still haven't got confirmation that my person received his gift. it wasn't tracked because i paided for better shipping (i,e not a boat) believe it was airmail.

Some fantastic gifts you guys have got. Very jealous! :D Hopefully whoever receives mine liked it!

Demios
12-24-2015, 08:52 PM
Marisa im the same in the same boat as you

Mignonette
12-24-2015, 11:31 PM
Marisa Same. :< The tracking on my package said it arrived at its destination on the 15th/16th.
Leyana What's the "ratio" of who got stuff so far, if that is fine to ask? Eg. 12/20.

Lempika
12-24-2015, 11:32 PM
My gift just arrived!

http://i.imgur.com/yXFyAkb.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/5DUmYyi.jpg
That TF2 postcard my friend sent me was on the wall on its own for a while now, so thank you Secret Santa! Plus I found a new artist to follow on pixiv thanks to the ID listed on the bottom right. Thanks again! And merry christmas!

Marisa
12-25-2015, 01:24 AM
Lempika Sweet Sendai. :) nice SSanta.

Katze
12-25-2015, 02:39 AM
Lempika nice! That's so pretty

Also yeah I'm also on team no confirmation that my recipient got it. Amazon says it got there tho sooo

Mignonette
12-25-2015, 03:19 AM
Lempika Whoa, that's a really nice Sendai. Who's the artist/pixiv ID?

Lempika
12-25-2015, 03:26 AM
@Katze (http://www.himeuta.net/members/222-katze/) I'm on the same boat, but I'd imagine a decent number of participants are lurkers or would prefer to stay anonymous.

@Mignonette (http://www.himeuta.net/members/4727-mignonette/) The artist is named EK: 「EK」のプãƒ*フィー ル [pixiv] (http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?id=4295819)

Marisa
12-25-2015, 09:54 AM
Lempika I find that kinda sad. SS is surely about giving to your community?

Why lurk?

Mignonette
12-25-2015, 05:42 PM
Lempika Thank you, they have some nice stuff.
Marisa. That's what I thought. Why would you want to join in a community thing if you just lurk and/or never post? As for lurkers, the senders might think their present got lost and that's pretty worrying! At least say something to let us know it didn't get lost and it'll be polite to thank the sender ("Thanks Santa") at least.

Riepah
12-25-2015, 07:54 PM
Hmm, I guess it would be best for all Santas to assume that their gift arrived safely.

If that is not the case for anyone, they can just post here that their present has failed to arrive, and then Leyana can check whose gift it was supposed to be, right?

DoraGrailMon
12-25-2015, 09:37 PM
I got my gift way before xmas. Many thanks again to my Santa whose secret identity isn't so secret now. Also got confirmation that my gift arrived safely and in good hands so I'm happy. 10/10 would do this again.

Katze
12-25-2015, 10:44 PM
Okay since it's Christmas I'mma out myself and hope that the recipient got the thing. The person I had should have gotten a prize figure of BB Hime from me.

The reason I'm so concerned about this is because I had to slightly alter the address's format for Amazon to take it so I'm just paranoid that it went to the wrong place.

Mignonette
12-29-2015, 04:40 AM
http://i.imgur.com/kLC7oCu.jpg
Yay~! Thank you Santa. The store it came from put it in a big box, which I thought was funny. No I'm not sticking it on my family's refrigerator.

Katze
12-30-2015, 04:24 AM
Mignonette Nice! I got one of those of Bismarck for myself back in October. It is in fact on my fridge.

HaganeNoKaze
12-31-2015, 09:40 PM
I feared that the package would never arrive at its destination, i'm now at ease ! (God damnit... 4 weeks to reach its destination >.< !)

Leyana
01-04-2016, 06:51 AM
I finally got my Secret Santa gift. Better late than never.
https://i.imgur.com/Ou5kW2N.jpg
Thanks Santa. That actually looks like a pretty penny.

And no I don't know who my Santa is anymore, I deleted all the PMs.

Marisa
01-05-2016, 08:31 PM
Secret Santa Arrived.

http://i.imgur.com/U9wq6Ri.jpg

Can't show you whats behind the packaging. its lewd!