Late Secret S/a/nta thread. Post late gifts and cards, anons! Also, pre-V/a/lentines discussion. Jebus said that he would take over V/a/lentines this year, so hopefully we'll see official threads popping up soon.
I got two cards recently. I'll post them later when my camera's battery is recharged.
Also how does the valentine stuff work out? It seems we don't have lots of time to send stuff out to be on time.
before all the ">tfw grinched" posts appear again, make sure you searched for your initials/state/country combo (some anons are quite creative in referencing to people, so try different combos) in the earlier threads:
I hope someone finally posts my postcards, they should have arrived before christmas
Thanks a lot of the card. Yours (so far) is the only one that's wacky. I should catch up on YYS2 soon.
The bad news is that it came a little bent. The good news is that it won't stop me from enjoying it. I like her little wing. Thanks a lot of for the neat card. I hope that you do enjoy S3. It wasn't amazing but it's was okay here and there.
I know you've got them.
You know you've got them.
Fucking post them.
Is it okay to send a surprise v/a/lentines card to the return address on a card you received?
>Jebus said that he would take over V/a/lentines this year
Too bad I filtered that little ass-licking bitch.
Oh well, I hope it turns out okay for you guys. I'll probably just send cards to my v/a/lentines from last year.
Thank you for the card
BlondeDude, got back yesterday. Really just try to be a bit nicer in threads, ok? I have no grudge against you since it's my first /ss/, but you really managed to antagonize 90% of the people here. Regardless, the card was nice and made me smile
I'll be setting up sign ups as soon as I can. Give me your spirit energy that I can pull this off since I've never done this before.
>b-but I filtered you!
That's your fault. I'm not going to miss your bitch ass.
It took half a second to filter you again. Stay mad, little bitch.
"S/a/nta" is perfectly legitimate. It's not like these threads last long either way.
>mfw still waiting for my last gift
just before christmas my santa told me that it'll be late, so i'm waiting ;_;
I keep getting false positive searches because my initials share letters with a popular file format.
I've done that but then I risk missing if someone has written "XY of". I do "XY[blankspace]" which usually works.
It only occasionally fucks up which is why I keep getting my hopes crushed.
I just take pictures of the shit I sent out with the first letters and numbers of their address showing.
Thank you very much
ASfrom Scotlandfor this great card! Nice layers reference there, took me a few seconds to figure out.
Unfortunately it arrived only after christmas, and I was away for a few days, so I couldn't post it earlier. I hope you still see this!
Also I watched the video you linked on the card, but please be reminded this is not an accurate depiction of my country, and the guy has a dialect from Austria anyway. Now that song is stuck in my head, dammit!
The envelope didn't have a postmark on the stamp, I wonder whether this is normal when sending from UK?
Got my last card a while after christmas, thanks stray/a/non.
I was actually thinking of a different watanabe, no idea why I didn't specify. I actually don't have any issues with akio, bu tI didn't like TWGOK enough to watch past season 1 tfw no word from my santa and all that might be from him is a bootleg 15$ daki shipped directly to me from china.
I got home from vacation yesterday and saw this 2 cards.
Thanks Santa in
Your card was really nice and I love the drawing.
I hope that girls shuts up about her tumblr BS
DMfrom CA. It made me laugh and it was so fluffy.
Also thanks to my Secret S/a/nta for my gift, in case they didn't see it. I love it.
reminder to check your email for santaloli messages if you haven't received anything
MKi saw KKmentioned somewhere earier, that's not me
Would you look at that...
MKfrom Polandbut I only signed up for late cards. Got two, but I didn't see mine posted.
One was very lewd Yuri
gagarinone. I should have made photos when I was done. Other was Madoka/Homura, Guts/Casca and BlackJack/Nonon
I'm having real trouble uploading pictures so I'll just show the final one. Thanks a ton
JMfrom NY! I didn't expect the mug at all, and it is seriously the coolest fucking thing I got this Christmas. The card was looked really good too, I don't know why you were so down on it. Anyway thanks again, and I hope your Christmas was a good one!
Motherfucking piece of shit phone
it was my first /ss/ so i decided to lurk early and signed up for 3 gifts in august, (sent them all, 2 of which were posted, got 2 gifts and 3rd one will be late i assume) and later for 3 cards. Cards were fun to make, but somehow i got 6(7?) cards back (?) (one of them was from a femanon from
so i guess i can call my first /ss/ a full success
>tfw scanned all threads
>only mention of me is a card
>still no gift at $75 bracket
>no cards yet
hopefully they won't get lost
Thank you! I received your gifts yesterday
Sorry for the shitty photos from my shitty camera, here's a close shot of the drawing, I absolutely love it!
a shame it got wrinkled though
JH from France?[/spoiler ]
Sorry that my part will be so late. I think it will make it this week though. Also thankfully it does not seem you will be getting duplicates based on the picture.
I'm glad you post your cards, because I get to save pictures of them to look at different pictures of Inaban. Is it a bad thing that sometimes I think of her and my eyes water with happiness?
Yes, don't worry I just saw your mail and was about to write you a reply after posting photos. Don't feel bad, being late for the presents, at least you are sending me somehting and I felt you are quite busy at the moment. Thank you for keeping me updated!
Sorry was posting from mobile. Here have a Kaga.
And the inside!
Thank you very much Anon!
I only received one of two cards
(RP-H from QC). Both of the cards that I sent out were sent out on the 24th (since that was the only time that I could pick up the finished cards and send them out.)
Reminder to check the photobucket album If you're wondering if your card/gift was posted.
Wow, some cool and creative stuff here.
Someone else here likes perler beads.
JM from Mexico
Thanks for your card! I didn't post earlier because I didn't get it until after the last thread shut down, was waiting until the v/a/lentines threads to post.
Your message means a lot, thank you.
Your renge (?) gives me chills, though
>so i'm waiting
So am I, anon, for yours -picture related- and mine, as just found a post in from in my 3rd Santa mentioning my gift is also late.
I've returned home so I'll post the things I received meanwhile.
MH-santa from Canadafor your card! I'm also not good at writing in them, but at least we ballin'.
I'm going to assume the mailman stole my cards, so here they are so anon can see.
JNfrom Mexico. Alice a cute.
This was first gift I recived back in early December. Nyanko-sensei is soft, fluffy and has the perfect size for hugging. It's been sitting on my lap for a while and I find this very comfortable. Thank you very much
A green box was waiting in the hall from
JSDfrom Spain, inside there was a lovely card, a custom mug and a bag of mantegados biscuits. I tried them, didn't like the texture much but the taste is alright and my favorite must be lemon or "rosco de vino". Many thanks s/a/nta!
Hey anon, another portuguese fag here. If customs is taking unreasonably long, remember to bitch to firstname.lastname@example.org and they'll speed things up. My shit was taking 3 weeks and a couple of days after I mailed them I got my stuff and a letter of apology for the situation.
JG[spoiler/] of CA[spoiler/] did you get my gifts?
PMfrom Peru. Not exactly /ss/ but dude showed up here and asked for a card.
Sorry for my cards apparently now showing up even though the /ss/ ones were sent with plenty of time.
Fuck my cock right down to my balls; I did not know this trick.
I'm in the same boat. My santa sent me one gift, and notified me through the organizers that the rest might be late. There was a post on December 19th saying that gifts were shipped by who I believe was my santa, but I still haven't received anything else. Could it still be stuck in transit two weeks later?
DAof CA, are you in here?
Vira here, I just got the message from santaloli.
I wondered why you never got back to me, just to read that message and realize that it was never sent, but in my drafts.
Needless to say, I'm embarrassed and your email is on its way.
>My /ss/ never posted a pic of their gift, or even confirmed they got it.
Oh shit, sorry about that anon ;_; Good thing I didn't draw any of Akio's designs. Read the mango of TWGOK instead if you haven't - the anime royally fucked up the pacing and comedy.
I'm glad it got to you safely! Happy holidays
>Oh shit, sorry about that anon ;_;
Not your fault but mine, no harm done though.
I might get around to TWGOK, I'm just not really into harems at all, so that's a bit of a turn off. I'm not even sure why I watched the first season
It was really cool. First card I ever got from here.
Next year, please post your cards and gifts here. I am still holding on desperately after a week hoping that at least someone will post either a card or the gift that I sent out. Getting grinched may have hurt, but this is hurting even worse.
I actually might not participate next year. It hurt a little more than expected.
I'm glad to know you're happy /a/non, and to know that it didn't arrive damaged! I washed the mug before and after the engraving, but I wasn't able to get the Sharpie mark off the bottom - I'm sorry about that. I wash by hand since I don't have a dishwasher here [and didn't want to use anything abrasive to try to get it off], but if you have access to one, I'd give it a shot and see if it comes off in there.
Yeah, that's half the fun gone really. It's like depositing a check into an ATM but the machine doesn't tell you that if it added the money.
I wouldn't call TWGOK a harem in the traditional sense. You'll probably enjoy it more if you treat it as a comedy first and foremost. Watch it for Keima, not the girls though all girls are best girls.
Two more cards arrived Wednesday and Thursday. Presenting winner of bonus hard mode points: a puffy pants Maki. With teeny tiny top hat. It's so frivolous.
You might not realise it Anon, but the frilly edge on her left leg is tantalisingly the right patterny shape for crinkly frills. Love that you posed her on the edge of a present too. Maybe a little far on the edge, but Maki's got a history of leaps so it makes a lot of sense.
It arrived! The one card I had plenty of notice for. I guess you really owned that error on the front; I would have freaked out and started over or something. Maybe it's a metaphor about 4chan.
I feel kind of guilty now that two people have mentioned trying YnM. To be honest the anime's only worthwhile if you enjoy laughing at a series without hating it. The manga is a whole lot of sidestories without clear direction, even though some key elements were dropped now and then a long time ago. I'd recommend the manga more easily, but scans are iffy.
I've always liked the characters and their work relationships (as unrealistic and shoujo they are), and spent hours theorising on grander backstory plots. Never known another fan to discuss with so I have no clue how batshit those theories are, whether anyone else is as interested. I hope at least you can laugh, and feel the camaraderie the guys have in death.
Happy new year, Santas.
Disregard the Yuru Yuri wall scroll and shit Crate head.
Thank you final santa for this mass of gifts (there's even a couple things I noticed I forgot to put on the "shrine"). It was really entertaining going through all the things, and learning about some stuff I wasn't aware existed. How neat. I hope my anons enjoyed my gifts/cards. Although I do feel as if I kind of pale in comparison to a lot of people here.
Take it easy, and I hope I can find where I placed all the return addresses.
I think you must be my Santa then.
Did you get an email today from S/a/nta Loli?
If not then let me tell you that your gift have arrived safely a few days ago, but I was away at the New Year's eve.
I came back yesterday and I have gone straight to bed.
I am in work now so I will unpack your gift at around 6:00 PM.
Wait warmly for photos.
KMhere. You just got it last week? Damn, I sent it out mid-December. I'm sorry it was late. I'll do better next year! I'm glad you liked your card! Maybe I'll watch/read and write back and see if your theories are insane or legit.
An hour later cute surprise awaited at my mail box.
Thanks Norge bro
Shorono? I think. So you can find it easier.
>bitching and complaining
>bitching and complaining
>bitching and complaining
Why would it be any different, I suppose.
How do I participate? I'd like to brighten someone's Valentine Day. I don't have to get anything back.
Just saw your message now, thank you for your patience! I really hope the cookies are all still tasty..
But I actually cook as a hobby...
They were delicious when I sent them,
but I was late so they took extra long to reach him due to holidays
I'm not sure if they STILL taste good
>MFW My cards will arrive in mass during January
We can dream, right?
AJ of PAgot their gift. I'm pretty sure I saw all the threads but I didn't see them post it. The gift went to a dorm though so I assume they were away when it arrived, which was maybe a couple weeks before Christmas.
Oh hey there.
Do not worry anon. Even if they are not as delicious as they were, I will just think about how much love you put in them.
Anyway, I remember that you mentioned something about a late card. Should I open the gift before reading that card or should I wait?
About 3.7ml of love if you know what I mean.
There is a message from me on one of the gifts so it's not entirely impersonal, the card probably hasn't reached you, so go ahead and open the present!
I just definitely wanted to have a well-made card for you, so I sent that afterwards since I didn't want to delay the gift even further
JJA of Germany, thank you for the amazing gift!
I've been wanting to watch Sora no Woto for some time now, I'll make sure to watch it as soon as possible.
I can't stand reading on the computer, you just can't beat holding a real book so those Yotsubato volumes are much appreciated
You even got 3 of my favorite flavor of those Lindt chocolates, did you read my mind?
But my favorite part was the game you made, really brightened my day that you put in so much effort despite being newshit
Posting closeup of best present
it's not my first year but the fact that you think that is probably not a good sign, I just watch pretty slowly
Also, thanks for keeping the bullying softcore
P.S. fuck shitty phone cam
I just unpacked your gift and you don't have any idea how euphoric I am feeling right now.
Your cookies are really well made and the figure is really cute and fantastic.
I already got this one, but the more the merrier. She will make a really nice addition to my collection so do not worry about it. My bad I didn't link my MFC profile.
I am now listening to your mixtape and the moment the "Morgen Nacht" started playing, I was so touched that I almost cried.
A lot of good and beautiful songs in there.
Thank you for everything.
And yes, I recovered those sweets from the box with the fig. Nice surprise.
Now I am just waiting for your card and then I will make a photo of everything I got this Christmas.
Happy new year everyone.
Oh, sorry that I got you a duplicate! I hope you didn't mind me butchering your waifu on the CD cover, I really tried my best.
Unfortunately it looks like the powder sugar disappeared, otherwise they would look far better, they are typical Austrian cookies.
The sweets are also classic Austrian stuff, I hid them in the box so they hopefully wouldn't crush the cookies flying around the parcel
I got my gifts from
I also had part of my finals today so it really brightened my day. Your cookies are tasty (I like the red ones a bit better). I can practically taste the love nectar out of them.
Thanks a lot, I really liked your presents even if they were a bit late.
Dem boobs of the Major.
It's alright, homo assignments went out pretty late, and international can be really unpredictable. The other card came from Germany and had a date on it that was only a day off the guaranteed post for Europe - it's baffling how it took those extra days after New Years to make it. The two cards I felt I did really good on and sent early Dec/same time as yours haven't been posted. ;__; Maybe I jinxed myself by making Santa all fiction.
Excuse me if I get too excitable. I'll start you off with one theory:
if you pair my husbando with the rape doctor, it is technically, by genetics at least, incest.
This year was pretty bad, this is the most I've seen people say they received nothing, or people say that they're stuff will be late.
I've never seen so many people say they haven't finish cards by Mid-December.
Usually people finish shopping/crafting by mid November, and finish their cards by the last week of November, and send every thing the first week of December at the latest.
Also, hardly anyone posted initials this year, it seems like it was the same 10-20 initials posted over and over this year.
Even worse is we signed up SUPER fucking early this year, though I guess it helped as I saw very little "Is it too late to sign up?" posted.
>Even worse is we signed up SUPER fucking early this year, though I guess it helped as I saw very little "Is it too late to sign up?" posted.
maybe that's why. We let all the retards in.
People that have succesfully participated at least once should be matched with each other next year. That way those people have a way lower chance of getting grinched and grinches will be more likely matched with grinches
It doesn't seem significantly different to previous years, it'd be pretty difficult to tell anyway just from reading threads anyway. When will the statistics guy post? I can't remember if it was santaloli or someone else that does the stats.
I'd make a survey myself but no reason to really if the regular person is still planning to do it.
The bigger it gets, the worse it'll get. It's just the nature of things like this. Larger numbers are the enemy of bureaucratic process and large groups are great camouflage for people that just want to be a part of something because everyone else is doing it, without any of the commitment, responsibility or motivation to do what's expected.
It's just something that the organizers should be mindful of as years go on. The more people you let in, the larger % will be grinched or receive their thing late, and the lower overall quality of the whole thing.
Glad you liked it! That drawing was a lot of fun to do, even if it took forever to get the proportions right,
I've got piles of trashed sketches because my pride didn't allow me to trace it. Also drawing hands is a nightmare..
In terms of participants, I think SantaLoli said it turned out to be close to the amount in 2014 (550) despite a small turnout during the initial sign up period. It was only during the last week or so that all the entries began pouring in.
The amount of posts talking about the numerous cards they had yet to complete just days before Christmas was astounding. I don't recall it ever being this prevalent. It's in part due to how many cards people signed up for. Maybe they thought they could handle it after previous years.
Don't be, I got really invested in making that card work. Trying to grasp a character like that makes these exchanges fun.
To be fair assignments for two of the card exchanges didn't go out until the 2nd and 4th December. I don't know about others but I had a bunch of series I had to read/watch before I could start - even so, they were out well before each postal deadline. I'd like to believe the vocal posters were like myself, posting in the last legs when they were beginning to burn out. I made about three or four trips to the post office throughout the month.
Initials will always be the same people over and over that you notice, there's many who don't want to ruin surprises, or are scared of seeming obnoxious if they post more than once. We have plenty examples of people making an arse of themselves in threads, it's probably offputting for shyer anons.
That's good to hear. Enjoy.
GMof GAhere. The post office finally decided to process the rest of my cards.
(Warmly waiting for that drawing.)
(You're supposed to let the glue dry before you put it in the envelope, you moeman)
In that case, I guess『I'm not sorry.』
Seriously, though, I loved opening that card and finding how much thought and customization you put into it. Plus that fantastic poem.
Several years ago I did a Valentine's exchange where someone actually came to my apartment and left a card with my doorman (with my permission). Guess it wasn't too unexpected since I was in NYC at the time and I know anons are thick on the ground out there.
This is why I'm afraid to do /ss/. I can understand New York but my area is just some off branch of Los Angeles.
I love looking at the threads though. It's so nice to see anons giving each other gifts.
I'll keep that theory in mind!
>The two cards I felt I did really good on and sent early Dec/same time as yours haven't been posted. ;__;
Were you the anon that sent me cute Killuas?
I did. I'm just wondering if we have to give the same amount as our ss bracket, or if it depends on how many people were grinched in each level.
Damn anon I'm jealous you had Polnareff as your Santa.
Not him, but are you by chance the homo who received an OLEV Killua card? I just got back from having no internet for the past few weeks and haven't gotten all the way through the archives yet.
Hi, I think you mean me the card and last little gift will be sent but I'm not heading home now until at least the 12th.
Also housemate has said nothing arrived yet, it was the only gift I bought from Jpn and is only a little thing if needs be I'll get you something else or will send a nicer valentines.
Apologies was also my first /ss/ and I seem to have fucked up the smallest bracket gift the most!
I received a few cards with cute Killuas on them, I'll re-post. Are any of these yours? They were all fantastic and made me happy.
Yes, I see mine on the bottom. Glad it made it, that at least brings me up to 2/4 confirmed recipients.
Now that I look at it, it's not all that festive. Maybe I should have saved the idea for Valentine's Day.
No way anon, your card was so adorable. It doesn't need to be strictly festive to make me happy. Those Killua poses warmed my heart, and you did a really good job of drawing them!
Yes, I sent you a little Killua dangling from a bar of chocolate. The first attempts at that are still lying on my desk. One may or may not have turned into a mamegoma.
>majority of mine had no addresses or names
>one arrives with an address
>can't read handwriting at the start
I tried to say as much as possible about each card when I posted them. It's silly but it feels insincere to just say thanks and nothing more.
JS from WAhere. I just got home to find two cute Shiori cards in the mail. Thanks M from UTand MS from NJ. Looks like the two of you read each others minds when picking out the holly border for the cards. Thanks again, I love your drawings, I was over here half expecting to get a Chihiro card.
Also I was happy to see that my present and the cards I sent out made it into Jebus' video.
I have your address already, dumbo. Your handwriting was plenty clear, though now I'm looking - you misspelt my street name as a body of water. Don't tell me, your envelope was the one where I did the same and tried to correct it with gel pen?
Just solved the handwriting mystery. I wasn't thinking in German.
Reposting because of how much I love the stickers. Will put the Saitama of Disapproval on my butt when I cosplay Tatsumaki later this year.
I'm putting together the Gouf I got from my /ss/. It's my first time doing one of these Gundam sets but it's kind of fun in an autistic way. I just wish I could snap some of the pieces out cleaner.
You can use cutters to remove the pieces off the racks more easily. Tweezers to apply stickers and sandpaper to smooth out any nubs that might be left behind.
There's specific markers for doing the linework on the Mobile Suits as well. There should be a plethora of information on how to best assemble gunpla online or on /m/ and /toy/. Gunpla is a lot of fun and if you end up getting into more of it, it's best to know the optimal methods and how to make it look best.
Your Santa has good taste.
This is hilarious. You actually make me feel better, anon. I'm in my bed, sick, bored and tired, but thank to the incompetence of that anon I'm feeling a little better now. Thank you very much~
Just received this cute card from Germany!
>just a massive amount of card grinching
If this is true, then that's pretty ironic. This was the first year I received the same amount of cards I signed up to send.
Just got back to the dotm and was met with all these cards.
Thanks guys, i love you.
>tfw still no gift
I've been had, haven't I?
So I just got home to find a notice from my local post office. I'm guessing this is my second from the two gifts that I took part of.
>tracking shows the parcel arrived at office on the 19th of Dec
>get notice on 4th of Jan
Sorry s/a/nta that had to send to the shithole that is
Thanks for the card,
I'm glad it finally arrived after being lost in the mail for 45 days.
That's not my name. Wait, does that mean he sent me the wrong card?
I didn't put Prison School on my wishlist either, but I thought he drew Hana because he thinks I have shit taste as he mentions in the card.
At least valentines is around the corner.
Finally, my gift arrived! Don't be so sorry anon, you are a wonderful /ss/ and I love your present, it matches with my previous year gift, a kurisu plush. I hope you enjoyed your first secret santa!
Seriously considering the totally ironic decision to whore myself to WWD for money to send people pictures of their waifu for free. Not that it'd work though.
>Didn't get anything back for the /ss/ event
>Still want to send something out for v/a/lentines'
I just hope I get someone with a character I like, because that will let me do a hell of a lot more for it.
I've checked all the threads and I can tell from the tracking that it was delivered to his doorstep.
Either someone stole it or he's decided not to post it. Oh well, I hope he enjoyed it at least. Probably the most fun I've had working on a gift and cards in the 4 years of doing this at least I have that.
I'm guessing most people who participate browse on the weekend. I'll be trying again then.
>implying I care if you filter me or not
I literally did forget to put my trip on it.
Some faggot posted in the buyfag thread complaining about getting about six floppy discs containing .pdf versions of a light novel or something. I thought it was pretty cute, but he seemed pissed he didn't get a "serious" gift.
Here is the card I made for MP of NM, to accompany the gift.
That's kind of a shitty gift, especially since many don't have a floppy drive in the first place. I mean, if it was just a supplementary thing alongside others I'd understand.
This kind of threads are so sweet and charming to see. It almost makes me feel think that I'm chatting with actual people, and not a bunch of weeaboos. God, I would love to be drunk right now.
Oohh, just got this one in the mail! I like them, and the letter was really nice too! Thank you anon!
I also got this one sorta recently, and I really love it <3