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Haven't sent out your cards/gifts? Get to it.

I received all of my gifts weeks ago, but have been too lazy to send them out. Will be shipping them out come Monday.
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>mailman threw gift over my fence
>box is damaged
hopefully my anon isn't autistic about his figma boxes
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>>117929940
got both my presents last week, getting ready to send them out to both of my /ss/ fags.

also getting ready to send out xmass cards!
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How long does it take to send something from CA to NY?
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Sent out my cards today

And CR of MA it said you should have received you box, its okay to open it because everything is individually wrapped. But there are cookies in the tins, so you should open them and eat them so they don't go stale.
If you haven't received you box, please let me know.
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>>117930544
Those are a lot of cards OP. How did you even have the time to make all of those?
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>>117930883
Assuming you mean the two american states - probably a week or so. There's still plenty of time (but make sure you don't procrastinate)
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If I send somebody a picture of my dick with their name on it, could i get a Nendroid of my waifu?

I trust /a/ enough to give them my address.
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>>117931274
Nobody wants your gift.
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>Received my first card today
>Its really nice
Fuck I feel like all the cards I sent out are garbage and people will BlondeDude me for it now
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>>117931465
You can send me a picture and then I can report you to the mail policemen.
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>>117931564
pics?
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>>117931564
BlondeDude is a faggot because he ripped up his card and bragged about it. So if you get >>117931274 be sure to rip it up and brag about it.
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>>117931595
What's your name?
I hope it's short enough for my dick.
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>>117931625
Dick. Not even kidding. I am kidding.
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>>117931660
It's short enough to write on it while flacid.

Will you buy me a Nendroid?
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Just shipped all of mine today. Had to wait for Amazon to deliver the goods, so I can pack them. However...

>Gets assigned a guy who literally lives in the middle of nowhere.
>Use fastest shipping option, tracking, insurance.
>No time guarantee because assignment literally lives in the middle of fucking nowhere.

Welp.
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All ready sent all my cards and gifts yesterday.
I already received my gift!
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Sent my present on Tuesday, cards out today. I'm a little worried about the cards. I used a big envelope to hold both the card and the treats I packed in with it. It's not really clear which part the card is in, so I hope no one ends up ripping the card by accident opening it.
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Gift should be finished this weekend. Cards should be going out tomorrow. Feels pretty good.
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>>117931329
I work at home so it was no problem.
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>>117930544
thats a lot of cards.
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>>117931274
Im from MA i wish you were my /ss/ fag.
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>>117932564
Maybe next year.
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Just checking, do we update the organizers we shipped out by sending them tracking info or anything?
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>>117932621
No, the recipients email them if they get grinched. That way they get a lot less emails hopefully.
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So, UPS says status delivered, but it doesn't say the right town or even the address, but when I look up UPS locations, the town it was "delivered" to, is the closest UPS center to my /ss/.
Did it probably get to him?
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>>117932721
Sounds good to me then.I'd like to think that the fear-mongering is mostly in jest, it seems like most people wouldn't be that mean-spirited.
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>Haven't sent out your cards/gifts?

Ill do it tomorrow.
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A message to Large Envelope Card Anon, DO from TX here. I saw your post about getting your cards sent out sometime this week. Mind telling me what color of envelope to look out for? I live with a lot of people who receive a lot of mail and it might get lost in theirs.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni04_SF-HRQ
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Jokes on you anon, I'm getting you Kuroneko

You could've gotten bat, but you didn't list Monogatari as a favorite series. You only have yourself to blame.
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Just got back from work, and look what I just got!
Can't wait till Christmas to see what I got!
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>>117932786
I got grinched once out of 3 years. Not complaining though, that's pretty damn good.
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>>117931747
Arizona or Alaska anon?
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>>117932786
I made a P.O box just to a free gift this year.
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But I have exams so I'll mail it the day i'm finished.
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>>117932736
I have something similar happen with my town since my town doesn't have our own dedicated post office. Im 90% positive it got to him.

If your worried though, I would send the organizers a message and have them try to get in contact with your anon.
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>>117933096
>>117931747
Not him or the middle of nowhere anon but I remember this guy from last year who lives in northern Canada. Like really far north.
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I'll be able to send my shit early next week if I'm lucky, I was told that an artbook I ordered was shipped and then a week later I get a refund with "lol sorry, out of stock". Ordered a new one from another seller but lost some precious time. I'll at least use the fastest shipping possible.

Also, my recipient is going to get the biggest fucking AmiAmi box I've ever seen, I'm reusing it because their boxes are pretty good and come with "fragile" printed on them. I'll just add the other shit in when they arrive.

Anyone got MR from Finland?
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>>117933198
Maybe I should send him my list for Santa.
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>>117933225
I did the same thing with my gifts. The AmiAmi boxes are perfect.
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My gift came yesterday Thank You and I'm still working on cards. 3 more to go!

My assignment's gift has yet to arrive
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My three cards are ready to send on Monday. One of the envelopes is pretty stuffed with extras, I hope it's not a problem for the mailman.

The anon I'm gifting lives about half an hour's drive away so I'm thinking I'll wrap his things up nicely and drop them off at his front door myself rather than having to throw it all in a cardboard box and ship it.
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>>117931418
It might be a little less, I bought my giftee's item from someone in California and it arrived over here in five days. But as the month goes on the mail's probably going to start slowing down.
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Reminder to spend teh extra $2 for tracking on your package.

Tis the season for theft and mistreatment.
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>>117933393
Doesn't USPS offer tracking regardless?
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>>117933393
Tracking doesn't insure.
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>>117933431
Only if you use their priority boxes. Otherwise you have to ask and pay for it.

>>117933438

It does, up to $50
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>>117933393
>teh
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>>117933463
I'm using First Class mail and I have tracking. Didn't even use one of the priority boxes, just a regular cardboard box with a label.
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>>117933498
pretty sure that was a typo dude
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>>117933513
That's because you choose first class. With regular shipping you have to pay for the tracking.

>>117933498
Like you've never been dyslexic.
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>>117933498
Proving your retardation, one post at a time
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>>117933604
First Class is literally the cheapest option there is for USPS packages.
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>>117933463
I didn't see insurance included when I paid for my package, and I asked for tracking.
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>>117933631
No its not. Standard post is.
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Did anyone else feel overwhelmed because their recipient's wishlist was goddamn huge? Mine wasn't a simple anime pro, he's a goddamn anime god and there was so much to choose from I was afraid I couldn't get something that he'd find special.
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DG of GA, I just sent out your gift earlier today, it should be there in two or three days. I still have some cards to get done, I hope all of my receivers are ok with shitty traces of their waifu/characters from series they listed
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>>117933763
Standard post is like a $5.60 flat rate

First Class depending on the weight, can be cheaper.
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>>117933791
Think of it this way anon

>Surprise me ;)
or
>500+ anime titles
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>>117933680
It says it on the slip. Try looking again.
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>>117933791
A bit. I had one person I made a card for who basically only listed their MAL. It was a little hard to figure out what to draw, so I went with a popular character from a popular series.
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>>117933927
I'd prefer like, a dozen favorites to choose from. Also, when you literally have 500+ anime listed there's a shitload of titles in the top category no matter what.
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Fuck I still have like a card and a half to do. I got too absorbed playing Persona Q. At least I'm in the mood to draw Aigis for one of my anons now.
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>>117933871
I cant argue with that. However my package was only 3lbs, so it was cheaper standard.
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>>117934042
It happens. Use the time between hard ass dungeons to draw.
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>>117934039
Then just look at his list and pick your favorite anime, or at least one you're really familiar with to help with choosing a gift.

That way you have an idea who is considered "best girl" or who is considered the most liked character in that show. I wish my anon had a big old list like that, would've been easier to choose a gift.
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So how many of you got your anon something not on their wishlist?
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>>117934160
That's pretty much what I did. My recipient is pretty awesome though, he even included a girl ranking list for some franchises.
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Ready to ship out! I have a couple of nice cards left over with no one to send them to, it seems a shame to waste them. Not that my artistic talent goes beyond tracing images anyway.
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I just need a suitable box for all my stuff, this is proving to be incredibly difficult though, sorry if this ends up ruining me, I tried to still one from work but they got mad
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>>117934272
I never get my anon something on their wishlist. I think it's better that way
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>>117933096
>>117933198

Yeah I have someone in the very far north in Canada... They will get their package eventually. I even sent the organizers an e-mail with the tracking in case he thinks he got grinched.

JW of Nunavut, if you see this, your package will arrive... soon(TM).

My mail that's being sent to another country is getting there faster than his.
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>>117934358
The post office, moving companies and office supply companies all sell boxes if you can't find one.
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>>117934358
the usps website let's you order shit for free I think.
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>>117934384
>Nunavut

>Total (2011) 31,906
>Density (2011) 0.02/km2 (0.052/sq mi)

Holy shit
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>>117934272
I got them puni kano to meet my limit, I thought it was just a doujin but it's like a tankoban
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>>117934272
I bought the item they specifically requested and then threw in a bunch of other stuff based off their interests, hopefully they don't already own any of it or get too weirded out.
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>>117934614
>specifically requesting an item
Those are literally the worst kind of people. The fuck is the point then?
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>>117934681
Maybe they already own all the merchandise of their waifu besides that one item
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I'm currently sick so I haven't wrapped the gifts I'm sending out but I already have everything written and set just to send.
I also got a card from an anon but I had to open it because lately AT&T has been sending me letters that look like Christmas cards but they are just normal spam mail.
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>>117934681
It was something that was difficult to get and I liked the challenge of trying to find it.
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>>117934358
>>117934434

Yeah, you can order free mailing stuff from USPS. However, it takes days to weeks for it to get to you, and then you'd have to ship out your gift and that also takes days/weeks in turn to get to your assignment.

Might as well buy that shit, or ask for some at your grocery store.
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Help /a/. I don't know if I'm looking at the right places but my local Hobby Lobby and Walmart don't have any envelopes big enough for my cards. My cards are just regular, folded, 5.5 x 8.5 cards. Staples and Office Max are too far out.
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>>117935412
go to the post office you dumb fuck
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>>117935412
Make your own envelope if obtaining one is impossible.
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>>117935412
Go to post office or try a pharmacy
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>>117934681
My anon was this kind of guy. I literally only got him that, because it irked me so much.
And then I gave him candy, because I felt bad.
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>>117935503
>>117935525
A USPS envelope seems impersonal, but I guess that will be my last resort.

>>117935512
I guess I will. I just hope I can make them secure enough to withstand the machines and the mishandling.
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>>117934681
I'll admit, it's pretty bad if you give a wishlist and nothing else. Worse if it's just one or two items. However, I think most anons who did list specific items were open to surprises too. I listed a half-dozen items I like, then a bunch of my favorite series and characters too. I think it also helps your santa get a picture of the kinds of things you like - do you like manga, BDs, statues, toys, etc.

>>117935412
Worst case scenario - get some paper large enough and just make your own.
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>>117935680
>A USPS envelope seems impersonal

I don't understand this, it's a fucking envelope.
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Reposting amazing this lovely card. Thank you anon, can't wait to see the treats. I was worries the post man got hungry on the way.
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>>117935730
my /ss/ just asked for madoka figure... thats it.
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>>117934785
Not me, he gave me links and everything, so he is getting what he asked for. Nothing more, nothing less.
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>>117935905
Well, at least that has endless possibilities. You have literally 102 figures to choose from, and that's not even counting Godoka figures.
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>>117935940
Your assignment sounds like a shitbag. You should have gotten him something completely different. I wouldn't have, I'm too much of a pussy bitch to do it. But you should have.
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>>117935905
That is hardly specific, what the fuck are you complaining about
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>>117935999
>>117935905
sorry I mean on his wish list it was jut the one madoka figure that was 100 bucks, in the 25 dollar gift bracket.
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>>117936052
Please be joking.
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>>117935940
>he gave me links and everything

What's the point? This seems like the one time of year where you'd want to be surprised and not know exactly what you're going to get. I'm glad I only listed franchises, I have no idea what's in my gifts.

>>117936052
Get him a bag of candy and a card that says "Fuck you"
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>spent double the price ranges maximum

I know I'm going to be making an anon happy but that was probably not the best idea for my wallet.
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>>117936104
>>117936103
I wish. Im getting him a figure that I hope will make him angry.

I hate it when people cant follow simple rules.
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I hope you guys are aware that a wishlist is nothing but just that, and you're not bound to give whatever is listed in it. It's not considered bad to give your assignment something different, provided that it's within reasonable limits and you're not giving something shitty out of spite.
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>Keychain
>Manga omnibus
>OVA dvd
>Mousemat with waifu image
>Disgusting local candy
>traditional japanese fan with some anime grills on it
>Artbook of his favorite anime
>Self made cd with Japanese music

75 dollar bracket, how did I do?
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>>117936227
He literally gave me links to the items he wanted, nothing else. I should have just bought him every volume of naruto.
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>>117936249
Sounds like you went out of your way to find the shittiest mish mash of items you could.
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Cards ready, time to fill up those envelopes!
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>>117936315
His own fault for not listing more than 1 anime and 1 character
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>>117936249
Sounds cool. Lots of variety.
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>>117936249
Artbooks are amazing. I got several last year and loved them.
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>>117936313
Different points of view, anon. What you view as shitty will be seen as convenient by another anon because then they won't have to think hard about what to get. It's not any different from a kid asking for a specific model of toy car and "Santa" giving him just that.

It's Christmas. Maybe forget all your displeasure and think about what would make your anon happy?

I'm on your side though. The best part of /ss/ is the surprise and people giving links to specific items is ruining the surprise for themselves..
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My anon listed a few favorite characters from a few anime, which made it pretty easy to pick gifts.
I only listed 1 favorite character and I feel shitty about that now.
Got them a nendo, and it came in today with the box like this
1/2
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>>117936786
2/2
Fortunately the box inside was fine, Manda wrappings protected it.
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>>117936786
>>117936841

I'm sure you're heart dropped for a few minutes before opening it, hu anon? Im glad all the contest were safe.
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>>117935730
>TFW, I literally got everything anon listed on his wishlist
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>>117936884
Oh man, the instant I saw it I was pissed. I already had a contingency plan in my head if anything had happened to the contents, but thankfully it wasn't needed.
I also made a wallscroll of their waifu, the tube it came in would be perfect to strip down and rewrap it, but it's too big to fit in even the largest flat rate boxes.
Should I just ship it in the tube separate from the rest of the gifts, or get a bigger box from office depot and ship everything together in that?
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>>117936968
>tumblr
Fuck off
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>>117936968
Yeah, I know the feeling: my anon only listed characters, and I managed to get him something for each one of them although that's counting my hand-drawn card with Riza from FMA on it, I just could not find any good merch for her.
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>>117937030
I also did a wallscroll, and I'm shipping it separately.
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>>117937030
I would ship separately. Its safest in the tube.
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>>117937123
>>117937198
That's what I figured, will do; thanks for the advice.
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>>117937248
No problem anon.
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>worried about because my gifts total is the very bottom of my bracket
>end up gifting another nendoroid and going over
Spirit of giving I guess. I hope he like Renge-chong
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>tfw smelling the cards I have so far
all these unique scents. I wonder how my house smells to others
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>>117937360
He won't get it and

Some black dude in Detroit will receive it and give it away to some kid cause he thought it was a mcdonald's toy
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I suddenly remembered I can't draw for shit, so all my card assignments are getting gifts instead.

Also I got my CD from Jebus of /a/ a few days ago.

Pic Related, it's as if they guy just snuck into my room while I was asleep, stuck his tongue into my ear, and delved all the info he needed to compile the list of songs for it.

Also dat fucking Christmas song.
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>>117937447
Should I put cologne on the ones I'm sending?
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>>117937642
Put your sweat on it
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>>117937447
Anon, you made me worry and I smelled the cards that I was just about to send out. They smell faintly like the shoes section of a department store. The pleasant combination of rubber and air conditioner.
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>>117937642
Stick it in your pants until you are ready to send it off.
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>>117937642
No because then it will smell like shit
Just let the natural scent of your home seep into the card
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>>117937642
I put some on mine, though it was just accidental transfer from my wrists.

I hope you faggots like apple.
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>>117937447
My house smells like kimchi, a bathroom with shitty plumbing that stinks up the place whenever you take a dump, and old clothing
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>>117937799
>DD of OH
Is that who I think it is?

Also you fucking retard what is the point of ruining the surprise? You are a fucking idiot kill yourself
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> Gifts are held up in customs.
> Still there.
> Been there for a week and a half.
> Might not get to anon-sama in time.

I'm hoping, but I'm not holding my breath. There's nothing I can do other than send the card alone and apologize profusely.

Fuck.
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>>117937799
Willingly being nice to that faggot. Don't worry, if he doesn't like it he'll just rip it and brag about it.
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>>117937749
>wrists
>apple
girl.
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>>117937749
>apple
Don't you mean "I hope you faggots like faggot"?
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DD of OH

This is only the first of the gifts to come. However, because one of the items will be late, I got you this to hold you over until then.

Expect a letter and a package soon and feel free to open it since more is on the way!

Remaking while spoilering the image because he's possibly a giant faggot. It's alright, I'll love you even if you don't love me.
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All gifts for my anon are finally here and I will be wrapping them up for shipping tomorrow.

So I bought a mug for my anon, but it turned out to be quite heavy. It adds like a pound to the package and pushes it to the next tier of shipping cost. The mug cost only $3.50 to get though. Should I exclude it from the gifts? I'm already over bracket and leaving the mug out doesn't cheapen the package of gifts much, if at all.
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>>117937981
You idiot the issue wasnt the fact that it wasnt spoilered. its the fact that there IS NO FUCKING REASON TO POST HIS INITIALS ALONG WITH THE GIFT YOU RETARD.

Also he is a faggot and doesnt deserve anything more than the bare minimum
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>>117937944
>>117937958

Yes.
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>>117938046
Have you considered a flat rate option?
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>>117938102
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>>117936227
I'm still confused by why someone gifted me a volume of Vagabond manga last year. It had absolutely nothing to do with anything on my wishlist or interests. I can only guess at this point that either my gifter really likes the series and thought I should try it, too, or the book was on sale or a regift.
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>>117938147
Did you at least like it?
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>>117938103
Yes, but the largest flat-rate box provided by USPS is still too small to hold everything I have. Splitting the goods into two packages means pretty much doubling the shipping cost and be even costlier.
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>>117937858
>>117938050
Why is everyone so mad at DD? Who is that?
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>>117937981
It's like you don't even know the meaning of "secret santa"
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>>117938050
Do you know the guy?
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MB of MA your stuff will be shipping out to your second address on Monday or Tuesday, should probably get there around the date you mentioned because I'm using standard shipping.

J of AZ and DH of OH your cards will go out around the same time.
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>>117938204
I skimmed through the first bit of it and found it be nothing I enjoy, unfortunately. The art, setting, characters, and plot were all turn-offs.
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>>117938215
>>117938241
Unless there are multiple DD's in OH, he is a piece of shit that should have been blacklisted for having no Christmas spirit
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>>117938215
>>117938241
I hope to fuck that you're new just to /ss/ and not /a/.
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>>117929940
I signed up for the cards bracket, but I've decided to order mousepads from artscow and make a simple card along with it.
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>>117938241
>>117938215
It's BlondeDude, the official Grinch of /ss/.
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>>117938241
Apparently that fag attention whored his trip by breaking the cards he received and posted it in here. Somehow it's still allowed for him to participate.
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Thank you anon from Australia for this novel card. The stack of santa Yui edits on the front had me giggling. Sadly, I can't show every single one of them but there was a whole bunch of classic edits in there. I'll like it everyday until Christmas.

1/2
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>>117938342
>>117938347
>>117938503
>>117938628
So why wasn't he blacklisted?
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>>117938732
And on the inside is an adorable Kana-chan drawing. Even though it came all the way from Autralia, this was the first card to reach me.

2/2
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>>117938746
Hopefully since everyone knows his initials. To bully him.
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>>117938788
>that cute drawing
>that cute handwriting
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>>117937981
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>>117938810
Obviously that didn't happen.
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>>117938503
>>117938628
Oh that was him?

Well shit.
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>>117938208
I know fedex has larger boxes. I think they start at $25 and go up to $35 depending on how far they go.
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>>117937981
You'll be sure to get a thank you card.
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How much did you write in your cards? I have everything set up but that's my biggest issue now.
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>>117938746
>>117938503
I got a ton of gifts from him. He isn't a grinch, just self-centered.
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>>117938732
>>117938788
Very cute anon!
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>>117939021
I wrote up my cards in notepad already, pretty short ~4 sentences and a little more for my giftees

What kind of paper are you using?
This is my problem,
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>>117937981
Give it to an anon deserving of a gift and give that faggot an empty box.
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>>117939021
Just a few sentences wishing them merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and then something about their waifu or favorite series.
I draw something in the card to take up space as well.
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>>117939021
Me too anon. I'm done with the cards except for the messages on the inside. I'd like to write in character, like it's their waifu talking to them, but I'm not witty enough.

How would Erio greet someone, even?
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Waiting on the last two parts of my gifts to arrive, I might just send out what I already have on Monday and then send the rest out once it gets here. I finally get a day off on Sunday so I will attempt to do a card or more likely a short letter if I am coherent after the 18 hour day I have tomorrow.

>>117933198
>>117934384
That'd be me. NT is Northwest Territories, not Nunavut, but it should make it to the right place anyway because there is no overlap in town names or postal codes since they just split us down the middle to make Nunavut.
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>>117939190
I just used paper from a sketchbook. Thicker than printer paper, not as thick as construction paper/cardstock.

I feel like a shitter though because the first card I received was really well done on cardstock, so I hope I wasnt the only person to use a flimsy type of paper
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>>117939210
I was grinched last year.

So I rip one insult card from a /v/irgin, and forever more I deserve nothing despite all my cards making it to them before christmas, and never grinching anyone?

Fuck you.

Until I grinch someone I'm not gonna get black listed so fucking deal with it, all of you.
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>>117939210
>>117937981
Even better, keep it and sending to anons that get grinched.
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>>117939318
Were you the person who gifted a buttplug along with some other stuff?

That was hilarious.
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>>117939318
Take off your trip, way to ruin our threads with your attention whoring.
If you don't then shut up you worthless piece of shit, everyone hates you already and it isn't only because what you did.
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>>117939386
Why yes I was.
https://archive.moe/a/thread/76887834/#76913650
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I still never found out if all those tiny Yotsubas I mailed last year got to where they were supposed to go.

Got grinched the first year but was able to chat with my recipient when he did an unboxing thread. He seemed to like all the manga I got him, thank fuck for Amazon France.
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>>117939444
>Ruin the thread with attention whoring
My /ss/ post my initials and everyone loses their shit while I'm away doing a christmas puzzle.

I've barely been in the secret santa thread this year.
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>>117939190
I used opalina paper to print my cards, and now I'm planing on write the text on regular white paper and then paste that inside the cards.
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>>117939317
I'll try that.

I would buy cardstock but I really don't have enough funds set aside to buy more stuff after all the gifts+shipping and still get everything I need to for my family, I'll need to plan better next year.
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>Still have not been mentioned
Who living on the edge and enjoying the thrill here?
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>>117939558
and yet here you are.
Why are you tripping? That's right! It's only for attention whoring! And you love being vocal about it!
I wouldn't grinch a /v/fag, but I sincerely hope you get grinched every year until you go away.
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>>117939318
>I was grinched so I better act out like a child

Okay.
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got my anon a nendo, a pentako and a keychain.
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>>117939612
Me too anon, fortunately I did find my anon here and I am happy to know he lurks the threads I am gonna give him a box full of his waifu for xmas to spend it with.
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I can't draw, so I just traced some pictures onto my cards and coloured them in with some nice pencils I bought. Hopefully it's acceptable.
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I secretly wish my Santa anon is a cute girl or male and shows up at my doorstep and I give them my home made treats.
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>>117933513
Dont worry me and a friend used a 3M brand box and we got insurance up to 50 dollars for free from USPS
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>>117939318
lol I hope you get grinched again.
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C.K.K. from NV i received your package with my gift in it a couple of days ago. Should i leave it in its package until Christmas, Or did you wrap it up and it's safe to take out?

I has the host e-mail you this question on teh same day I got it, but you haven't responded to him.
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>>117939612
I haven't seen my initials but I really don't care. I had fun buying my present and doing my cards so it's already been worth it for me even in the unlikely event that I do get grinched.
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>>117939612
The suspense is killing me. I'm still waiting.

But at least I organized a Santa swap with an anon in a previous thread (who didn't get enough assignees) and got his card at least.
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>>117939757
Then that person will get black listed.
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>>117939612
Got my initials mentioned last year, nothing this year though. Don't really mind, but I won't start panicking until it's the 17th and I still don't have my package.
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>>117939716
Who's your anon?

I was somewhat lucky. My original intent was to not mentioned mine but he mentioned his initials and I couldn't avoid telling him I was here. I'm too soft-hearted.
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>>117939612
I have seen my initials only once.
But again I only posted my anon's initials once, I like to keep them trilled as well.
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>>117939612
Hey man at least you dont live in a 1/2 (e.g 1109 1/2). Mailmen around my area are lazy and leave the package in front of the house instead of coming in the back
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Hes an anon from upper CA and his waifu is Tohka.
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>>117939735
Are you in Canada? I was thinking about hand delivering my gift.
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>>117939811
Way to skip the post that doesn't suit you. How about replying >>117939649?
How about posting without your trip, you sub-human?
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>>117939888
Imagine how slow post would be if they went to the rear of all the houses.
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>>117939558
>barely
I see you on almost every /ss/ thread. You have 11 posts in this thread alone.

You call that "barely"?
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>>117939811
I grinched you last year and here I am now. Organizers just allow you to exist, they don't really give a fuck about you.
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>>117939888
I know that feel anon, thankfully my deck (on the front of my house) obscures the view of a package sitting there.
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>>117939908

Yeah, I'm from west coast Canada. But I doubt that I am your assignee though.
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>>117939888
Is that an America thing or something? I live on the fucking third world and my mail people can't leave until they give us the package on our hands because otherwise they will get offed from their work.
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>>117939612
Me.
I kind of prepared to be grinched when I signed up.

Honestly even if I am grinched I'd feel better about that than some crazy anon raping my sister or something.
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>>117939933
Fedex and UPS drop it off at my door
USPS doesnt... geee i wonder why dont dont have business
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>>117940016
Yeah, they tend to just leave shit lying around instead of delivering it.
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>>117940070
Usps also deals with regular mail and runs on a shoestring budget
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>it's been like a month since i ordered my anon's gifts
>I had to go with SAL

I'm really starting to freak out, if it really is lost he's going to think i grinched him and i don't have enough money left over or enough time to re-buy all of it, what do I do?
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>>117940016
Over here you are supposed to tip the mailman for each card, so they are happy to deliver them right into your hands.
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>>117940152
>I had to go with SAL
I hope it wasn't expensive
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>>117939985
>west coast Canada

This could have been the start of something beautiful, anon.
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>>117939913
It makes no fucking point whether I post with my trip in these threads or not.
I've posted without my trip a couple times in /ss/ threads this year.
And surprise, no one has a problem with my posts then.
But then I put on the trip again, posting the same exact way, and people lose their fucking mind.
It just shows people being hypocrites, that it has little to nothing with what I've said, its just because I have a trip.
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>>117940242
I just shed a tear for us.
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>>117940250
It means you're tolerable without your name on an anonymous image board retard.
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>>117940250
>It makes no fucking point whether I post with my trip in these threads or not.

So stop posting with it.
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>>117940152
With SAL you are allowed to worry only when you hit the 2 months mark. Just wait a little longer.
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So, did anyone get any lewd/ weird gift requests?
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>>117940318
>>117940310
Whatever dude, I haven't done anything wrong this year. You guys are the ones staring the arguments this year.
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>>117940444
>be a shit last year
>be identifiable
>expect to be treated nicely
Sasuga tripfag
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>>117940250
So you are actually retarded? Welp, let me explain it with apples for you, ok?
>misused trip = attention whore
It's that clear? Read it a few times until you understand it. Keep in mind we do not like attention whores on our threads.
>attention whore that acted like a scumbag.
>keep using the same trip so you can be identified as that one.
Gee, I wonder why people hate you. Ok, as anon to a retard, let me give you a sincere advice, stop posting with your trip here, stop attention whoring in here, we anons will reply to you normally if you do, works like magic!
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MN of TX expect a package within the next week or so. Gifts inside are in wrapping paper so you can open the box and place them around your tree if you want.
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>>117940444
Why did you do wrong any year?
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>>117940444
I hope you kill yourself. Merry Christmas faggot.
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>>117940250
Anons don't hate you because you post like a retard. They hate you because of what you did. Unfortunately for you, you have a trip and therefore an identity that they associate it with.

Turn off your trip and you lose that identity, and anons won't have a way of knowing that it's you.
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>>117940218
I'm in the $50-$75 bracket, which makes me even more nervous that my anon won't get something

>>117940332
I ordered my sister a gift using SAL a day later, and it got here before the end of november, which is why I'm worried. Even if it did show up, it'd still be next month
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>>117940250
>I've posted without my trip a couple times in /ss/ threads this year.
>And surprise, no one has a problem with my posts then.
You solved the mystery. Now answer why you feel the need to use the trip
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>>117940444
If you haven't don't anything wrong and didn't grinch anyone, who cares. Anons are only giving you a hard time because you argue back and everyone is baiting each other.
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Can we talk about Christmas please?
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>>117939229
Itoko, itoko...
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>>117940850
We can after everyone gets their gifts
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>>117940850
Who would leave a reindeer alone?
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The wait is too much for me. I'm too excited! I hoped I don't get grinched. I literally can't sleep or eat or drink. I wonder what kind of secret I will receive!

>My body can't take it any more
My body was not ready for this.
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> My gift was only slightly more expensive as the shipping.
10-25 bracket is suffering.
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>>117940279
It's okay, an east coast anon will have to deal with the face to face gift.
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>>117940152
I ordered my gifts with USAL and the Nov. 9 order arrived on Nov. 26. The Nov. 20 order arrived yesterday, Dec. 4.
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Hasn't moved in about a week and i'm starting to worried.
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>>117937631
Glad you enjoyed it.

Also, CD update - some of the domestic CD's that were ordered will not be shipped until next week. Finals and shit have kept me busy but since I graduate next Saturday with nothing to do till then, we should be good to go.
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>>117940951
>Paid $42 between the gift and shipping here.
>Still have to ship it to my anon.
[10-25] bracket is magic anon.
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>>117941098

This CD is my new playlist while playing Mechwarrior Online.
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Hey, GW from ON.

Your gift might be a bit late but don't worry, it'll reach in due time. I'm sure you'll like it.
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>>117940850
I need help here. It's for my oneechan.

Typically we give each other one 'selfish' gift (something that we want the other person to play/read/etc. but they might not enjoy), and a couple of things that aren't necessarily from each other's 'wish lists', but they ought to enjoy.

She's just started delving into VNs, so I figured I'd get her Planetarian as my 'selfish' gift. I already have two physical presents that she's sure to enjoy, but I was looking for another digital gift. She's a bit of a tomboy, and hovers nervously on the border between pretentious geek and actual geek. I was thinking Legend of Grimrock 2, but I'm not sure, since she lost interest in the first one in 'spider hell', where she simply could not progress through the combat (without help). Still, she loved the Myst series, so I think that it's an apt fit, since the second one is an improvement on the first, and has at least a hundred or so unique puzzles and secrets. She also eked out some insane number of hours out of FTL, enjoyed all the Telltale games, plays L4D with friends routinely, and played both Dark Souls games to the end. I'm just stuck on this last item for her.

Help.
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>>117941128
My anon lives in the same city as me. I've been contemplating delivering it on his doorstep myself.

Obviously I wouldn't deign to knock. I'm just a Jew.
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>>117929940
All wrapped up and ready to go. Just trying to figure out what to do about the Japanese address. Where should I stick it on the box? Do I need to put a return address on it?
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>>117939318
I hate you.
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>>117941331
Top tier wrapping paper.
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>>117941317
I think that's up to you. I doubt that rate of local shipping would be expensive in any way.
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>>117941331
This >>117941391
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>>117941331
cute wrapping paper
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>>117941331
Always put a return address anon. Worst case scenario, the gift can be returned to you if it's undeliverable.

Look up the FAQ of your chosen parcel service. They usually have information there on where to put the address etc.
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>>117940250
>And surprise, no one has a problem with my posts then.

Well, no fucking shit. Why are tripshits so dumb?
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>>117941458
>return address
Are you guys putting a return address address on your gifts? How about the cards?
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>>117941526
Yes put it on everything. If something happens and it's undeliverable they need to know where to return it.
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>>117941507
I think he is just playing dumb to attract more attention and be able to keep triping. Something along the lines of "I'm being a retard and no one will be able to make me stop".
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>>117941526
Do you want your recipients to be able to send something back? Are you worrying about lost mail? If yes then address
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>>117940250
Why can't you be like Jebus and be useful?
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>>117940250
It is so simple.

If you post something dumb as anonymous, you am one of many. No one knows it's you. If you post something dumb with a trip, and then argue with people about how said thing isn't dumb every time they tell you its dumb, every one remembers and doesn't like you.

I don't like you. Fuck off.
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>acrylic sheets have finally arrived
TIME FOR LASER CUTTING
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I sent out my gift like two weeks ago in a box that was partly ripped, should I assume that it got to my anon safely?
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>>117941639
I love lasers. And I love cutting.
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>>117941579
If no one answered him, he'd go away.
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>>117941745
>in a box that was partly ripped
Why would you send it like that? You will have to way for Christmas to know.
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>>117941758
Let's see some teasers laserbro.
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>>117941802
I didn't have a box big enough for the gifts, and one of the gifts is meant to be a surprise so I didn't want to split it into two boxes.
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AL-G from MD I'm seeing that your gift should've gotten to you by now so if it did, hope your waifu brings you joy this season!

JS from Canada i'm not sure about your gift since i'm not seeing anything that confirms it got to you, but if not here's hoping it's soon!
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Guys please just stop responding to blondedude.
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I keep buying more things, but it never looks like enough.
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So I shipped my gift directly from the store to my recipient, and it arrived this week.

KK from NY I hope you received the package without problems, I'll try to send a card too.
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>>117941866
I see, in those cases I usually wrap the whole thing in brown wrapping tape. That said it will probably make it safe.
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>>117941758
I have to do like 18 cards this year...
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I want to take part in this one year and make something for someone.
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My packages finally arrived in the US. K3 in CA I will send your stuff out on the 15th once Uni stops raping my ass. Thank you rich people shipping.
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>>117942096
That looks amazing. Next year. Next fucking year.

Are those nanoblocks?
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>>117941331
It's wrapped in two layers of brown paper to protect it so hopefully it gets to Japan undamaged.

A.P from Japan, if you're reading this, sorry about the tape. It strengthens it but will make opening it without ripping the paper to shreds difficult.
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>>117942096
Are you that same guy who sells those at cons?
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>still haven't started cards
Buying gifts is just so much more entertaining.
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>>117942274
Perler beads

>>117942335
Never sold them before. I have given a few away as gifts to friends. Lots of people make them as they are simple to make and cheap. Just take lots of time.
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>>117942425
Those look amazing
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>>117942425
Do you have the capabilities to make lewd versions of those characters? They look damn amazing so far.
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>>117942425
Those are fantastic though. I'd hang them on my walls everywhere.

I should try it. Something to do since I have an entire week when I'm doing fucking nothing.
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>>117942425
Ah, just wondering cause I always see this one guy with a bunch of those at his stand at various cons. Cool shit, I'd say pixel art is harder than drawing though.
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>>117942638
There's always some guys at fighting game events that make and sell these. The ones that they make a way way lazier than this /a/non's though.
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>>117942524
I have tons of them in my house. I always wanted to take part in the secret santa and make one for somebody.

Is there a gift exchange for Valentine's Day? Thought I remembered that happening.

>>117942638
It's not very hard. Often just line by line replication.
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>>117942425
Holy fuck do you comission these or something? Id want one of my waifu.
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>>117942096
Are you from CA?
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>>117942694
> Often just line by line replication.
Even still! Where do you get an adequate set of assorted colours?

I'd rather buy them in-store, but I live in filthy Canadaland of the no fun permitted.

I had never heard of these things before.
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>>117942742
BC Canada.

>>117942727
Give me a good enough sprite to work off and I can replicate it.

>>117942805
Choosing your pallet is often the most difficult part.

I also live in Canada.
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>>117942805
>I'd rather buy them in-store, but I live in filthy Canadaland of the no fun permitted.

>I had never heard of these things before.

I live in Canada and I've seen this shit all over the place.
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>>117939317
I did it out of my sketchbook too. There was no where that sold cardstock near me.
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>>117942855
Ah replicating a sprite is pretty easy I guess. Though you rendered them yourself.
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>>117942855
> Choosing your pallet is often the most difficult part.

True, but where do you get them? Can you see the selection beforehand?

I'm just absolutely fascinated. I feel likea kid again.
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>>117942855
Welp found one in google. However I only found the head of my waifu this is just something extra id ask for. So all in all id ask for 2.
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>>117943047
I started with mixed tubs and bought individual bags of colors I used lots of. But now I buy bags of almost all the colors I use. Sorting through mixed tubs is alot slower but can induce a zen like sate. You can look up tutoials. I remember reading lots of post on something like pixelgasam forums when I first started

>>117943049
That would be easy to make. What is the full name of the character and I will search around quick for other pictures.
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>>117943234
Is your cat wearing a hair band or something?
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>>117943234
Her name is Hi-sienko she is from Darkstalkers also the other character was Miyako from Hidamari sketch and I sort of found one for her but not really.
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I had been feeling really down recently and it is my first time participating in all of this so I just went in not really expecting much. I was surprised at how much just receiving this card cheered me up.

I really could not have asked for anything more. Thank you very much to the /a/non that sent this to me. I'll definitely write back.
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>>117943457
I found some other sprites of her. email me at [email protected] if you want. I can totally make something at least.

>>117943457
No, that's his tail.
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>>117943501
That's really cute
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>>117943501
Is that a really big card or are my eyes playing games on me?
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>>117943501
Can't tell if that's a Chaika, a Strike Witch, or something in-between
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>>117943844
It's a SW.
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>>117942057
When do you usually ship them out?
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>>117932909
I know I'm replying hours late, but the envelope's white. I'll draw a little star or christmas tree in the corner to make it stand out.
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>>117929940
I'm guessing it is too late to join?
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>>117943792
Ah, the shot was just taken at a strange angle.

>>117943844
Haha, I was actually going to joke that Eila was drawn like Chaika face, but it still looks cute as fuck to me. The effort is palpable and I love it.
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Is anyone else having trouble finding decent cardboard boxes for shipping?

The gifts are all different shapes and sizes.
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>>117943977
I just take boxes from work.
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I need help. I have no idea where to put the address on my package and my local post shop's site doesn't specify for parcels. Any Australians know where you need to put address details on parcels to ship internationally?
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I miss this every year, really wanted to participate this year too.
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>>117944147
It has to be clear and easily seen, readable.
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>>117943977
Not hard, just find one big box big enough to hold everything and then fill up the spaces with packing material like peanuts or packing paper.
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>>117944147
Where it's visible.
So, usually the top. I just tape a piece of A4 to the top and write it out in thick marker.
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>>117944147
Google mail format (where to write address) + country name.
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>>117943902
I-I'm still awake, santa. In that case, please address it to first two initials + complete surname instead of Anon, so anyone who gets picks it up knows that it's for me.

3Q
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>>117944156
So is it too late to get a secret /a/non? I guess there is next year.

Or you can focus on giving something to other loved ones.
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>Make nice cards-
>Ruin them with my horrible writing.
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>>117944204
>>117944147

Be careful anon. I don't know the case in Australia but in the US, the USPS advises against putting even clear tape on top of the address part. They say it makes it hard for the machine to scan it.
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>>117944209
Unfortunately every result is just about letter addressing and not parcel addressing. Maybe parcels are done manually.

>>117944204
Where do you put your return address? Just on one of the sides?
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>>117944264
I'm honestly not sure, I haven't been on /a/ in a bit. Just started coming back a day or two ago and saw all the threads about people sending out their gifts already so I kind of assumed it's all said and done.

Already got all that out of the way anon, maybe I'll surprise someone with something a little extra.
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>>117944308
I haven't seen the post shop's site mention anything about tape but will avoid it regardless, thanks.
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>>117944307
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>>117944224
Ok. I missed my initial deadline of sending it out today, but it(and my other cards) will definitly go out monday.
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>>117944344
>Where do you put your return address? Just on one of the sides?
Right. Make sure you clearly state that it's the return address, otherwise it could get confused.
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JL from MO

I stumbled upon some difficulties and as such, your present is being sent directly to your address. An overly decorated christmas card is coming afterwards to make up for lack of cheer.
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>>117944390
Ok then. Merry Christmas santa!
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>>117944308
>>117944376
Hold up, I never said put tape over the address.
Just tape the paper on all four sides, and write the address in the middle.
I've had zero issues in the past with this.
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>>117944344
Did you know that the format is the same for letters and packages? Also include the word parcel/package in your google search.
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>>117944308
I've been taping over the addresses with no issues...so far. I'm paranoid about rainwater getting on to the labels and messing it up.
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>>117944344
Just look at a letter and write it the same way on your box.
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>>117944498
That's exactly what I plan to do.

>>117944499
I have and get no results, still just letters. Perhaps I wasn't clear, the address format isn't a problem, it's where they want it written. Should the To address be on a particular side of the box? Should the return be on the opposite? Does it matter? Letters are easy because it only has two sides and there are specific locations for stamps, addresses, barcodes, etc. Parcels not so much.
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>>117944520
Ever sent anything to Japan like that? Australia Post doesn't mention tape so maybe they sort parcels manually but Japan might have issues with it due to machines sorting it if that's the case.
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>>117944569
> Does it matter?
No, so long as the 'to' address is the most visible, and the return address is clearly marked as such.
I suggest putting them on different sides of the box though.
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>>117944593
Parcels I received from japan come with plastic wrap over the address, so I imagine not.
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>>117944569
Japan and China are the only countries I know of where Return and To addresses are written on opposite sides. I assume Australia, US, most European nations, Canada, etc. all share similar formats where the Return address goes on the top left (in smaller font) and the To address is big and clear to the lower right or in the middle. I've mailed hundreds of packages in the past two years to those locations and nothing has gotten lost save for one to Philippines. Fuck Philippines.
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>>117944593
USPS only said DO NOT PUT TAPE OVER BARCODE and it appears to be the main thing they scan. The actual address is read by a human sorter when mail is delivered at the local post office.
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By next year I want to be good enough at stamp carving that I can make /a/nons hand carved stamps of their respective waifus.

Either that or I need to get work back at a machine shop in which case I can make thin machined plates of whatever they want.

Anything will be better than the drivel I churned out this year.
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>>117942296
I'll do my best to not damage such cute wrapping paper!
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Every /ss/ thread I get more and more tempted to post that tripshit's address but I really don't want mods to ban me.
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>the wrapping paper I used is so cheap and thin that you can read the writing on the present, and see exactly what it is.
Fuck.
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>>117944890
Better double-wrap it!
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>>117944890
Wrap it again.
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>>117944830
Do it. Be a hero.
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>>117944674
I'm the anon who said that thing about putting tape over the address. You're right, I just checked the FAQ again. I'm sorry for the mistake.
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>>117944915
That's okay anon, we'll forgive you.
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>>117938732
>>117938788
Aww shit anon glad you like it. Did you flip through all of the Yuis?
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>>117944902
>>117944907
I planned to ration out the roll for next year, but I guess you're right.
I'll save up for decent wrap next time.
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Just sent out my gift today, should take around a week along with my card at a later date. Still wish I could have gone alot more over my budget ;_; I still hope they like their gifts though!
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>>117945050
How about newspaper on the inside, before you wrap it with your actual gift wrap?
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>>117944830
You have a duty of figuring out someway to post it. Go to a McDonald's or something. Do it.
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>>117945179
That's a good idea, but it's too late.
Thanks, I'll keep it in mind for the future.
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>>117944830
>>117944914
>>117945181

He infuriates me as much as you guys but that over the line.
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>>117939781
Reno, NV? if so, the gift is wrapped inside the package you can open it.
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>>117945181
>>117944914
>>117944830
You guys know that the exact thing he wants is to be the biggest shitstorm for christmas?
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>>117945050
right after Christmas go out there and snatch them up during the massive holiday item discounts.
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>>117944830
Don't do it. Just ignore the kid.
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>>117934355
>QLD
Ausnon?
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Sending out my first card of the season tomorrow to MD of OH.
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>>117934355
>WA
Oh shi-
>61
Fuck.
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>>117945615
>it's not a 9
Same here bro
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>>117945392
I want to send some Aus anons a card and maybe a small gift, if it isn't too late. Is this possible at all?
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Friendly reminder that Monday, December 15 or so, is likely to be the busiest mailing day in the US in anticipation of Christmas. Post offices may have lines going out the wazoo and it is recommended to drop off your package with self-printed label or mailing a bit earlier than the 15th. For some slower domestic services, like USPS Standard Post or Media Mail, it may risk not arriving in time for Christmas already.
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>>117945311
You're right. we should simply reply "fuck off" to his every post.
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>>117946015
The best solution would be to ignore him. But then some anons find it to be the hardest thing.
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>>117944946
>Did you flip through all of the Yuis?
Of course. It kept getting better as I flipped through too. I'll be sure to fix the Cromartie issue over the Christmas break, thanks for pointing it out. I hope you too have a nice holidays anon.
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>>117945961
>Card
>gift
If mailed as a letter, it might still make it in time.
If it's a package, then you're gambling it.
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>>117946387
I guess I could draw something then.
Where would be a safe place to get addresses?
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>>117944830
Don't bother. Make him card but rip it apart before sending it.
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>>117946364
Not the anon you're talking to but good luck.

I fell asleep watching despite it being a ploy by a girl to get my D
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Just ordered some mousepads, hope they don't turn out blurry as shit. I made sure I used a high res picture too.
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>>117946364
The dub of Cromartie is pretty good and I heard that the LA movie is also really fun. Merry Christmas anon!
Here's the drawing if you wanted a copy
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>>117946510
Not him, but that's cute.
Saved.
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EF of MN I got the first package last week The temptation is real /a/non thanks
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Why do buy strangers presents?
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>>117946752
Fun things are fun.
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How do you join the /ss/ wagon? I want to send cute happy cards to good anons too
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>>117946799
Sign up in about 9 months.
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>>117946752
Because
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>>117946799
The wagon has sailed for this year. Tune in around October next year.
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>>117946510
Not a big fan of dubs but I'll give it a shot anyways. And thanks for the drawing in digital, I'll store it in my ss folder with care.
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>>117947084
I never watch series dubbed but I found the dub more engaging than the sub, then switched back to sub halfway through. Up to you though.
I'll send you another card next year if I've got time.
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>>117929940
NW in Switzerland. Your package will be send on Monday.

Cards are WIP, question for everyone - would you mind taking a little bit of extra time on them for something special included with them?
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>>117947247
>would you mind taking a little bit of extra time on them for something special included with them?
Are you kidding?
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>>117945305
I hope you like the gift and the card, i'm not the best of artists.
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>>117947289
Even if this increases the risk of the card being late since there is only 10 work days left until Santa-san arrives.
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>>117947643
If that was meant to be a question, then yes, I suppose.
I can't speak for anyone else though, let alone everyone else.
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>>117944147
Put address on the front, middle. Make it clear and legible. If the country has foreign characters, try to print it and put it below or next to it, same size.

Always remember to put the country name in caps as the last thing. Return address goes on the reverse of the letter/parcel.
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>>117947084
What does one keep in one's /ss/ folder?
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>>117929940
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Off to mail my stuff.
My cards ended up being quite heavy, I hope I don't get charged as package by them.
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>tfw forgot to take my typed out A4 page message to put in along with the present.
>only remembered about the fact i didnt have it when the woman at the post office was hurrying me up so i quickly ripped out a page from my notebook and wrote a quick message.
[Spoiler]Sorry SC from Glasgow I shall commit honourable seppuku if you wish me too[/Spoiler]
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>>117949124
I even fucked up the spoiler.
I should just kill myself right now
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Probably won't send out my gift till next week. I'll just use DHL.
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>>117949212
God bless rich people mail.
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>>117946779
>>117946816
But I am suffering!
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>>117946602
Oh man, I'm glad to hear that. Don't open it though, I have faith in you. I'm still waiting for the second one to arrive to my place still. I'm gonna stick a card in with the second package as well.
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Still wondering how to pack this.
I guess it'd be better to not send it since it'll most likely arrive smashed.
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Who late cards here?
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>>117949796
Wrap it in a thin layer of bubble wrap and put newspaper all around it.
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>>117949936
This. As long as the outside box is rigid enough there shouldn't be a problem.
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Get your shit together, DHL. I need my anon's gift.
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>>117949806
I haven't even thought about the cards I'm supposed to send yet.
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Sending mine on monday, still gotta buy wrapping paper, a package and some paper to try my hand (and fail) at doing a card
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>>117949936
>>117950173
I guess I'll try that. I'm just really worried about the rings since I used normal copy paper and they're really thin.
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Why would I send out my cards when they'd get there 2-3 weeks before Christmas?
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>>117950936
As far as cards go, that's the idea. Better before than after.
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>>117951768
What a dumb way of thinking, more like better before than on time by that logic.
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>>117951991
"On time" for cards for most people is being able to display them in the weeks leading up to Christmas.
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>>117952095
I don't really care, it's Christmas cards, I'm sending them so they arrive no more than ~5 days before.
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>>117952355
What an odd topic to take a holier than thou stance on.
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>Sent the cards on Nov 18th with their respective codes.
>All of them show the same message.
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>>117952988
You can track cards?
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>>117952988
nvm, Canada and Norway were delivered. I hope they liked their pics.

>>117953219
If you buy the tracking code, yes.
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The last part of my anon's gift has finally arrived today. I will buy some wrapping paper now and send the package out on Monday.
I can't believe how excited I am for him to open his gift.
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JL of MD
DR of FL
AR of TX
Your cards have been mailed.
RZ of The Netherlands
I was unable to send out your package today, because I can't send internationally using the automated machine, and the teller doesn't open until later on the weekends. I'll have it out Monday morning.

MH of Chile
I wasn't satisfied with how the card for you turned out, so I'm reworking it over the weekend. Yours will be out on Monday as well.
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>>117954789
>I can't believe how excited I am for him to open his gift.
That's the spirit.
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>>117945305
>>117947441
Thanks for responding. and yes Reno. Guess I'll open it carefully just in case something came lose.
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Fuck. Where can I find obscure anime sprites? I want to make a perler bead sprite of my guy's waifu. Lookin' for Ayumu from HnG. He lives in the same city as I do anyway, so I've held off on sending his gift (also, I haven't done his card yet).
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I got this really cool card on Thursday. It features Akari drawn with "invisible ink." Anon even provided a UV flashlight so I could make her stand out more. It was fairly difficult to get a good picture of her with the light, but I managed to get a good one after messing with some camera settings. The inside has a drawing of Akagi with a Santa hat. Anon also made a neat little Haibane Renmei CFF keychain.

Anon, if you're in the thread, thank you very much for this awesome card and keychain.
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>>117956497
>Akari drawn with "invisible ink
Who? I afraid I don't see a drawing anon.
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>>117956570
Anon please. Too many layers.

>>117956497
That's cute. I imagine it must be a pain to draw in invisible ink.
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>>117956497
Pretty smart. Well-drawn too considering it was done in invisible ink.

Also, you now have a UV flashlight to be terrified as to all the dried semen on your walls and fapzone.
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>>117956497
Hey, glad to see it got to you okay, I was worried the flashlight would bend the card.
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>>117956497
>>117956834
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9KR2n_MFm4

Anon says it's invisible ink, but I think we all know what it really is.
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>>117942694
Yes., Valentines Day exchanges are a thing.
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Just sent out my cards to a bunch of UKfags. First class stamps are bloody expensive.

Waiting for someone to send one more gift then I can wrap them all together and send them on to my giftfag. Gonna be late though. Does putting more stamps on something mean it goes through faster?
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>>117957186
>Does putting more stamps on something mean it goes through faster?
No.
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>Initials still not posts
>Spent way above my bracket

I know it's about the giving, but damn, I really hope for a nice surprise. I live in fear that I'll get a lazy card and something non-anime related
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>>117957513
Anon, do it like me. I hold the firm belief in my heart that I will be mailed a box of literal shit - that way, I won't be disappointed even if I get nothing.

All I really want is that I don't miss it when my giftee posts in these threads after he got his presents, and that he will like them.
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>>117942425
Very nice! My significant other makes those as well.
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>Craft supplies I ordered last week still not here
Sorry JB from IE and DC from UK your cards may be late.
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>Packages delivered yesterday
>Still no post in the thread about it
I hope he's still at school and he just gave his parent's address like me, but the wait is true pain.
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>tfw sent my cards almost two weeks ago
>wtf still no posts
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>>117939487
Wow not enjoying a good joke. God damn you're scum.
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>>117943501
*doki doki*
Th-That's my card, /a/non!
I'm really glad you liked it at it and that it made you feel better. Knowing I made another /a/non happy feels great. Sorry if you're waifu Eila doesn't look the best, but I tried, eheh. (I took pictures and scans of all of the cards I sent out, just incase any of my anons never gets their cards, so this is proof enough I hope.) Actually it's my first time participating in this too.

Well, now that I know one of my fellow /a/non-kuns has their cards, I just wanted to let RI from Australia and MSBS from Malaysian know that their cards were also mailed out last Friday or o, and are on their way, if not there already! If they get lost in the mail I'd be happy to send the scans of them to you.

And DK from OH I know I was shortly in contact with you before, but the last part of your gift thankfully arrived a couple of days ago! I just have to make your card now and the package should be mailed out sometime this week~

I feel like I'm forgetting to say or add something but I hope all of you wonderful /a/nons have a good Christmas.


W-Will the /ss/ organizers ever come back and make a real thread though?
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>>117960250
Of course, only after making my post do I remember what I forgot to say/ask:

/a/non from GA, I got your card a couple weeks ago, but it felt much too early to open it then. The excitement is killing me though, when do you (or any other /a/nons) think I should open it? I can't decide wether waiting until Christmas day to open anything I get all together, or opening Christmas cards in the time before Christmas like some do is better in this case.
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I hope the anons who I sent advent calendars to are enjoying there chocolates!

Just sent out my gift aswell, but I still feel I didn't send good enough stuff, so i'm going to keep looking and maybe send more
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>>117937642
Put this.
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>>117942057
this time for sure
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Sweet soooooon
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Any reason /a/ doesnt just have a wishlist thread like /co/? Ive never done secret Santa on here, so I'm just wondering why you guys do it this way?
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>>117960250
You're cute, anon.
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>mfw my /ss/ from last year sent something and it's even larger than what they sent last year

To the anon that made sadpanda cards last year, thanks, man. I was thinking about doing the same, but I was worried about people moving and changing addresses. I'll open up the card next week, when it's a little closer to Christmas.
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>>117961680
Wishlists are no fun. It's more exciting to get a vague list, pick out things on your own and wonder if your anon will like it.
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>>117943539
Did anybody ever email this anon besides me? I sent 2 emails to him and he never replied back I was the guy trying to get Lei-Lei as a character done by him was gonna opt in to do a small /ss/ between us two but he just never replied. I really wanted this.
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>>117962016
I know how you feel. I emailed scarfanon when he opened requests a few weeks ago but never got a reply. ;_;
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>>117941616
>still didn't get the Jebus Christmas CD even after reminding him
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>>117962016
Sorry, I fell alseep. I will email you back. I found lots of good sprites to use.
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>>117952988
What kind of shipping did you use?
I just arrived of sending mines by correos I guess they are gonna arrive a tad late.
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>>117962669
Oh, really? Sorry I thought id lost you. Will wait then.
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MD of Windsor, ON
You better fucking hope that your address ends with avenue. If it gets lost in the mail and it never gets to you, it aint my problem because your dumbass didnt put down your address properly.
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