Hey guys, guess what time of the year it is? Time to start the 2nd annual Secret Santa, baby! For those of you who didn't see this last year, it's basically a normal secret-santa activity, but instead of little gag gifts you all make kickass songs for people. And why is this year going to be even more epic than the last?
Because this year I've incorporated TWO music communities into the fun! Not only are you NGers going to be making each other presents, but also the folks in The Audio Portal will be joining in. That's going to be a huge chain of incredibly talented gifters!
Here's the run-down if all goes smoothly:
To start off, you go to this page and follow the instructions to sign up. Since it'd be really hard to keep track of two communities on two different threads, we'll be operating mainly out of this little hub-blog I made just for the occasion. Make sure to keep this blog in your bookmarks, because it'll be very important between now and Christmas.
When the sign-up period is over, I will put all of the names in a random sequence generator and arrange them into a giant chain.
(For example, if three people join, Person A will do Person B, Person B will do Person C, and Person C will do Person A.)
Then, using that list, I will PM all of you and tell you who you are making a gift for. I'll tell you what the person likes in a song, and you will get cracking on an audio masterpiece that fits the description.
When you're done, you will all host your files online and send the links back to me; I'll keep them in a folder.
On Christmas Day, you will go back to the hub-blog where I will have all presents laid out nicely for you to claim. It will look something like this:
Person A: link (made by Person C)
Person B: link (made by Person A)
Person C: link (made by Person B)
Everybody will enjoy their presents and have a great Christmas!
Here are all of the dates involved: (Subject To Change!!)
-- Oct. 31: End of sign-up period. Shortly after that, you'll get the PM with your giftee.
-- Dec. 23: SONGS DUE. Host them online and PM the link to me. Don't miss this date!
-- Dec. 25: Christmas day, everyone goes to pick up their presents!
THERE IS NO TL;DR IN THIS THREAD. IF YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE, PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE POST. THIS ACTIVITY IS VERY DEPENDENT ON YOU AND YOUR ABILITY TO CARRY OUT THE STEPS ACCORDING TO THE DATES LISTED ABOVE.
One last thing. Remember how I said to host your songs on a hosting site and PM it to me? I AM NOT JOKING WHEN I SAY THAT. DO NOT PUT YOUR SONGS ON THE FOTHERMUCKING AUDIO PORTAL. Let's think about this for a minute. This is called -Secret- Santa, right? So if you post your songs on the Portal for all to see, BEFORE CHRISTMAS, doesn't that completely RUIN THE POINT OF THE WHOLE THING?
Durrr! Okay that's it, go sign-up and have fun!