HOW IT WORKS
Here's the run-down if all goes smoothly:
What you're reading right now is the Sign-Up Thread. Post in this thread with a BIG, BOLD, CLEAR message that YOU ARE JOINING, so there's no confusion. Then list a few things you like in a song. Bleepy chiptunes? Intense guitar riffs? Creepy death polka dubstep moombahton? This is very important, so the person making your gift knows exactly what you like.
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'll see a nice thread here in the forums 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!!)
-- Dec. 9: 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?
Good file-sending sites include:
Okay, that's all of it. Remember, your overall worth as a person is decided entirely by whether or not you can whip up a good Christmas present. This is a proven fact.