Hey guys!! I am extending the sign-up deadline to December 12th. So please, consider!!!
So, Christmas time is coming up and i thought we do Secret Santa! Why the heck not?! It's fun and brings people together. Plus tis the season for giving! And I thought it would be fun to celebrate it with our first Secret Santa! So if you are interested, then sign-up.
Each member, that participates, will send a note to me, Evelyn at ~escribe-estudio with what they'd like as well as what they are capable of doing - just fill out the form below. Everyone will have till January 16th to prepare something for each other. Be sure to read the rules and have fun ;D
What is Secret Santa?
You ask, well, good. Secret Santa is the modern tradition of exchanging gifts, where the person receiving the gift doesn’t know who the giver is going to be and the giver gets to have fun going all out for the recipient.
I know we are writing group so the gifts are small little tales. There is no word count minimum or maximum, but does have to abide by the rules. If you think you don't have enough time, i will and can extend the date.
How it will work?
So, at the bottom is a little questionnaire. Please copy the questions and send your answers in a note to be ~escribe-estudio. DO NOT SEND YOUR QUESTIONARIE TO THE GROUP!! Title your note “Secret Santa Questionnaire”.
***EDIT*** I will note each participant their assigned partner. I will assign each person with someone reasonable. Like if you don't do this, of course i am not going to five you someone who wants that!
Do not leave your questionnaire in a comment either! That wouldn't be very secret.
Who May participate?
For now, members only can participate!
What happens if someone doesn’t complete their gift?
Well, first if a participant never made a gift, this makes the admins very unhappy elves. So here is the following:
If you pull out of Secret Santas before you have received your gift, no harm done. Your Santa will have the choice of still completing your gift or being reassigned to a swing position.
If you pull out of Secret Santas after having received your gift but before the 25th of December (which allows time for the Santa to be reassigned to a swing), you will go onto the "Coal List" on the journal, so everyone will know you mooched art off of someone without giving any in return.
If you pull out of Secret Santas after receiving your gift and after the 25th of December, you will forfeit any group credits you have earned to date and be added to the "Coal List".
If by the 7th of January you have not completed your gift but have received yours, you will not only forfeit your group credits and be added to the "Coal List", you forfeit your group membership and any art you have in our gallery will be removed. You will then be added to the group's blocked list for one year.
So in short - if you think that for any reason you may not be able to get a piece done by the 16th of January, do not sign up for this Project.
Info for our Santas: Dates and Requirements
1. Your gift must adhere to normal group rules: must be based on the Rules of Masterfully Told Story, and must be Male fiction and have a main focus of male/male interactions. All work must be your own.
2. Your gift is due to your recipient by January 16th. Post the deviation to your gallery and send me (~escribe-estudio) a note with the thumb or link. I will invite your gift into the Secret Santa folder at Seductive Ink Well.
3. If you find you are unable to complete your gift, please send me a note as soon as possible so I can reassign your recipient to one of our swings. I really do not want to add anyone to the blocked list.
4. I reserve the right to reject a gift. I will not ever reject a gift based on skill level, but if it's clear the deviation only took 15 minutes or other such shenanigans are going on I will be one unhappy reindeer.
5. As a recipient, if you feel that you have been given an inappropriate gift please note me personally. Remember skill level will not be a consideration - if it is clear your Santa put thought and effort into their gift it will be accepted by the group. If the gift is ultimately rejected by the group you will be assigned to one of our swings.
Does that sound good? Fun? Interested? Awesome!
Sign-Up Deadline is November 30th
Gift-Giving Deadline is January 16th
In filling out this Questionnaire and entering into the Secret Santa Project, I understand that I am expected to create a piece of art to the best of my ability and in a timely fashion for the person I am assigned, taking into consideration the information I receive in their Questionnaire. I understand that my Questionnaire may be assigned to someone with less artistic talent than myself; I will politely accept any art made for me no matter what the skill level of the artist. I understand that the art I receive may be in any medium and not in the medium I may most prefer. If for any reason I find I am unable to complete my gift, I will contact the group as soon as possible so my Santa may be reassigned.
Send this questionnaire in a note to ~escribe-estudio. Do not note the group. To keep questionnaires private they need to go to Santa's Head Elf.
1. First Name (not required):
2. Username (required):
What you Want: (anything)
if OC: Please include links to profiles and/or descriptions.
if Fanfic: Please list the fandom as well as any alternate names it may have.
What would you like to see in your gift?
What should not be seen in your gift?
Specific Genre You like: (choose all that apply)
 Science Fiction
 I like them all. I'm Not picky.
What You are willing to Write:
OC: Yes or No
Fanfic: Yes or No
Are there any Fandoms you absolutely won't write?
What are you comfortable writing about?
What aren't you comfrotable writing about?
Rating: Any you won't write?
Other: Anyhting Else we should know?
These will not be shown to secret santa. These are only for the head elf to know
I [can][cannot[ be a Swing Santa if someone should not complete their gift. (a swing is someone who can make a second gift in a short period of time, in case on of the secret santas cannot complete a gift)
Any comments or questions for the head elf?
Sign-Up Count = 2
Swing Count = 2
If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to Note me.