A "Secret Santa" is a Christmas ritual involving a group of people exchanging anonymous gifts. For Smack Jeeves community members, that means we do something nice for our fellow comic artists, usually by making a Christmas or fan-comic as a present. The Secret Santa gift exchange was started by Trebor in 2006 and is now being run by Charlie in 2007.
The rules are simple - any Smack Jeeves user can participate by posting in the forum by the 15th of December. On the 16th, every person will be assigned one other person on the list to make a Christmas gift for. This usually takes the form of a single picture or flash file. Sorry, but sprites and photos WILL NOT be accepted - anyone who signs up has to actually MAKE a gift. Participants turn in their submissions to Charlie by the 24th of December at the latest, and then it's posted here, on the web site. But be warned - anyone who signs up and then fails to fulfill their end of the bargain will face a severe public mocking as well as several ominous forum account repercussions. Late submissions will result in the punishment being lifted a day after being received. Finally, participants can reveal their gift-giving identities on the 25th of December.
This was a lot of fun last year, and hopefully it will be just as good or better this time around. So what are you waiting for? Sign up! Now! Do it!
... will come again next year for all those boys and girls who've been good! If you were scrooged this year and didn't get a gift, be sure to leave a comment or tell us about it. In keeping with the same fine tradition as last year's Secret Santa, if you scrooged someone else, you won't be eligible to participate in 2008's Secret Santa.
Also, a final, hearty big thanks to Charlie for all of the hard work he put into this project. Great job! We hope you all enjoyed the Smack Jeeves 2007 Secret Santa, and look forward to next Christmas!
The following people did not submit a gift on time. As such, they are Scrooges. If you are a Scrooge but still want to participate next year, submit a gift quick-smart. There will be no further punishment or mocking of Scrooges, by order.
thunderstrike (late submission)
Ness (already submitted a late gift)
If you believe you have been placed on this list wrongfully, PM me post haste.