Welcome to the first official /mlp/ Secret Santa 2021 registration thread! Tell Santa all your wildest wishes and come join us in sending cards, gifts, and cheer to your fellow Pony lovers! >How’s this thing work? Gifts are given Round Robin style (A gives to B gives to C who gives to A) while cards are exchanged traditionally (whomever you give a card to should send one back to you). You will be randomly assigned anons by email after the signups are over so please keep an eye out!Sign up at: https://horsemas.shitfuckery.com?Schedule of events and deadlines:Oct 12th: Signup doc goes live.Oct 31st at 11:59pm EST: Signups close. NO EXEPTIONS.Nov 3rd onwards: Assignments will be given out (pls be patient, we have autismo)Dec 1st - 10th is the latest suggested mailing period.FAQ here : https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NgFkPcw4h05eq3NMQ2ohKeRE27uRb6iud-1ymA4lOVA/edit?usp=sharingCoordinator email for comments/concerns/general inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.orgCard Ambassador and assistant dragon supreme : email@example.comPrevious thread: >>37650503
who's the sexiest /ss/ oc?
Everyone complaining about how Christmas stuff is overtaking Halloween stuff in stores already can shove a candy cane up their bum I'm excited as hell.
Big thanks to Amazon for partnering with /ss/ this year.https://u.smutty.horse/mdppewoklkr.mp3
>>37680464All of them.
>>37680475Bless u Jeff Bezos.
>>37680464This >>37680470(You) handsome devil, you.
>>37680475Sides have passed the heliopause and only continue accelerating
>>37680475It’s all fun and games until someone searches “Tiny Peanut Doll Gimp Suit.”
This is super cool and my first time seeing something like this. I'll definitely try to get something going for as many people as I can.
Hey, is Jake B from Cardiff here?
>>37680475We're so fortunate to have such amazing sponsors every year.
>>37680475Amazon Prime is excited to be delivering your purchases for your Santee, but only if you send extra holiday cheer once you get them from her.
>>37680564I'm trying to think about how one would do this.... should we storm Lord Daddy Beszos' impenetrable fortress?
Still don't know what to put on my wish list. I have a plushie in commission, so I don't really have a reason to ask for another one, especially since most people (like 99%) aren't able to afford one for this event anyways. Dang. At a legit loss for this one.
>>37680475I love it
>>37680790Google mlp merch on etsy and amazon, note down anything you find neat. Shirts, jackets, dakis, plushies, figurines, CDs, DVDs of the show, comics you missed, CCG, there are some MLP tabletop games, wall scrolls, blankets, pins, keychains, stickers, mousepads, flags, paintings, lunchboxes, etc.
Honestly all I asked for in the form is anything Trixie related, hell even something I already own. I just appreciate the gesture and like giving to anons.
https://u.smutty.horse/mdpqboputih.mp3Well It’s not even Halloween yet!Why’s this shit on the catalogue?I haven’t picked out my Spoopmas OutfitNow it’s Secret Santa time ho my god.I’m still carving Jack o lanternsI’m still eating Candy cornI’m still going to the pumpkin patchI’m still looking at Skellinore porn!Oh it’s not even Halloween yet!I haven’t even gone to octoberfest!The tristate fair only just wrapped upAnd now I’m sposed to worry bout a Horsemas list!I’m still wearing shorts and sandals and socksAnd going every day for a lunch break walkI can’t believe it’s time for the sign up dropAll this merry fucking Christmas can SUCK MY COCK!It’s not even Halloween yet!Reeeee!It’s not even Halloween yet!Reeeee!It’s not even Halloween yet!Reeeee!It’s not even Halloween yet!Reeeee!Oh! Santa Pone! On yourUnderwater throne!Eating cod and mackerel And the calendar for several months!Oh well don’t you know?That Horsemas starts in August Ends in May? I’m sorry if you disagreeBut the Crimmus seasons just begun!And I’m still waiting for the leaves to change!The temperature was 95 the other day!I haven’t even got a pumpkin spice la-tte Now I’m taking hay rides in a one horse Sleigh.And going apple picking in a Santa hatI’m gonna trick or treat as zombie Kiwifag So gimme gimme CardSlut in a werewolf mask How did all my preptime run away so fast?It’s not even Halloween yet!Reeeee!It’s not even Halloween yet!Reeeee!It’s not even Halloween yet!Reeeee!It’s not even Halloween yet!Reeeee!I need more time for set up!And I need a couple weeks!And I need more time to workshop this.And holy shit I need more time to sleep.It’s not even Halloween yet!Reeeee!It’s not even Halloween yet!Reeeee!It’s not even Halloween yet!Reeeee!It’s not even Halloween yet!And it’s not even Halloween!Big, big thanks to Chompy for the guitar track here. Don’t know what I’d do without you, friend.
>>37680888Checking those Trixie Trips.
>>37680894Aw hell yes, a song already and it's a banger to boot! It's so early I haven't carved my pumpkin or even started looking at Skellinore porn yet. This weekend is going to the first of the season to actually have Fall like weather, so I'm looking forward to that.
For once, I signed up early and not last minute.
>>37680888I got a 4de plushie last year that I cleaned and sleep with nightly.
>>37681009I’m not a big fan of the chill, but if it has to get cold I’m glad that autumn comes with so many perks. The scenery is so pretty and I do really enjoy a hot drink.
>GIVEAWAY TIMEReposting for new bread. Giveaway number one is just to get us warmed up while we wait for assignments. Since we don’t have names, all that’s required for an entry is to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you back a number that I will use to roll for a winner.>THE PRIZEA roll of quality pony wrapping paper sent straight to your door. This giveaway is going first so that hopefully it arrives in time for you to use it!>DEADLINEAt some point in the day on Friday the 22 I will roll to find a winner for one of these. At some point in the day on Friday the 29th I will roll to find the winner of the second one. Your entry automatically qualifies you for both drawings! (They’re just spaced a week apart for folks who come in a little later.)>ENTRY REQUIREMENTSSign up for /ss/. I’m taking your word for it.MERRY HORSEMAS, FRIENDS!
So who else is EXCITED AS FUCK
I should draw some Skellinore!
>>37681444NICE DRAW MORE SKELLINORE GOOD QUAD MAKE YOU A NICE SKULL
>>37681446The mood felt right.
Sleigh Bell Scree here. I got a job so I'm back in the fun! I'm looking forward to spreading autistic cheer with everyone.
>>37680894Oh man that's got some nostalgia vibes to it.
>>37681051That's honestly so fucking cute. I have a 4de Trixie plush I sleep with religiously and am currently waiting on a LS Trixie from Lana. I wish you nothing but comfy times with your 4de Trixie friend.
>>37681760Shit, realized this was the wrong thread. Posted it because they're showing "Best Gift Ever" now in the Anni.
So nervous bros, been browsing for 10 years but have never participated before. I signed up, but am very poor.5-10$ a week saved up (so like 50$ budget) will be plenty right? I will of course put love and care into it all.
>>37681825It's not a big commitment anon it's only got to be $20 + shipping. You can get together a cute care package for that nobody expects anything grand. It's more about taking some time for someone else than the monetary value.
>>37681825Welcome aboard! Prepare yourself for a generous helping of horse-based Christmas cheer!
>>37681825So long as you don't directly ship a Discord statue from amazon that doesn't even meet the $20 limit, you'll be good. Have fun with it and just let your Santee know that you care.
>>37681825Don't worry. If you're resourceful you can procure a great gift. Case in point: I had a poor college student as my santa one year and that person had only $20 to spare. That person got me a $20 comic, but asked the creator of said comic to personalize it for me. Turns out that the person who made the comic was FilmCow, the guy who made "Llamas with Hats"/"Charlie the Unicorn" and I got a personalized message, comic and trading card. Was a great fuckin' gift.Also, I've seen other people get sculptures made and painted by hand, hand drawn artbooks (one lucky faggot got a personalized artbook by imalou), stitched quilt made to look like the /mlp/ catalog and other things that are amazing but not expensive. As long as you put in effort, you'll be just fine.
>>37681825Get a job.
>>37681876Anon, lifes been so incredibly rough these past few months. I caught Covid, a hurricane destroyed my town completely, and I am going through extreme mental duresssI will try to get a job but I really dont want to work at mcdonalds>>37681875>>37681871>>37681832>>37681840Thanks anons, I appreciate it. I'm excited
>>37681825If I sent you $50, would you accept it?
>>37681162Man, I basically live for the colder weather. I love it, very comfy. You're spot on too, the aesthetics are hot beverages are top tier.>>37681355I'm beyond excited this year! I can't wait for all the fun we're going to have!
>>37681956You could always kys and never post again. That would give a lot of us some great joy.
>>37681956Also, remember that this is 4chins, so have a tough skin/take things with a grain of salt.
>>37681963Ok, im sorry. I knew it was all a ruse anyway I knew I wasn’t cut out for the secret Santa
>>37681963Well that's not very cash money of you, fampai
>>37681967Also, your best bet if you want things to be more "secure" for communication is having communication going through Santa Pone. However, remember that Santa Pone may not always be available to respond immediately so be patient.Remember to have fun, but also a thick skin since it is 4chan. It still is considered the taint of the internet.
>>37681949>>37681956Don't be embarrassed, bud. I don't mind at all. We all need help at some point in our lives. I really hope things get better for you soon.Sent. Should show up soon.
Mr W.P, I am retarded and can’t find a way to contact you, so I’ll just say it in the thread.Thank you very much, I swear i will use it to make a fantastic secret Santa package. Again, I cannot express my gratitude enough>>37681979Of course, it’s 3am and I’m drunk as shit from the stream so I get overly retarded and emotional.As to not shit up the thread any further, this will be my last post for tonight’s.Much appreciate to all anons who responded and were nice.>>37681963I unironically wish you well. We all go through periods of darkness.
>>37681987>Of course, it’s 3am and I’m drunk as shit from the stream so I get overly retarded and emotional.What a coincidence. Me too.
>>37681949>>37681956>>37681967Shit bro, were you the same guy in the anniversary chat talking about whether or not you should partake in this year's Secret Santa? You definitely should, it's ton of fun! I was also jobless during last year's Secret Santa, but I fortunately had enough saved to give some neat gifts. It meant a lot to me to have these threads during that time, it definitely helped keep me in a positive mood. Good luck on the job search and I hope you enjoy this year's festivities! >>37681982You're awesome Anon, seriously a god among men.>>37681987>>376819932AM, and I'm working on getting drunk
>>37681987>I unironically wish you well. We all go through periods of darkness.That's the spirit, anon. You're ready for the /ss/.
Paging mr. Brewster Barrels>if you feel up to the task email Santa Ponedone. I've also asked her for deets about your preferences, but you can also spill your spaghetti here.>>37676940>I still have those videos saved!DELET THAT SHIT
Finally an /ss/ I remember to partake in. I don't care if I'm broke. I love you anons.
any place to reliably acquire a horse-themed silicone device? If I happen to get an anon who asks for it they gonna get it. Problem is B-D is not currently accepting orders.
>>37682054love you too bro, no homo>>37682056american-meat.com
>>37682021Yep, that was me in the stream :) I’m pretty excited this as now I don’t have to stress about it whatsoever. I can’t wait to get my form and see what I get to create as personalize for a lucky anon!>>37682042Yes! While I appreciate all my /mlp/ frens, some of them are nasty tricksters who might say rude things they don’t truly mean. I know I said I wouldn’t post again. my bad lol
>>37682056Etsy --> ErasexaThe shipping times from Russia can be enormous because of the """pandemic""", but their quality really makes up for the waiting.
>>37682060>american-meat.comkek, this is perfect. Have a (you) in exchange.
>>37682074glad to help, yes I did put the two hole pony toy on my wishlist ^:)
Time to pop my /ss/ cherry this year, so even as a broke collegefag I'm gonna start saving. love you fags
>>37682078Damn, now I kinda wanna put it on mine even though I originally asked for SWF because I live with my friend, who cares they might think it's funny and already know I genuinely love mares.Time to edit my spreadsheet.
I'm SO in. Brace yourself, santee.
>>37682092>spreadsheetGod i'm genuinely retarded and shouldn't post during insomnia fits, I mean't my form response.
Just remember, Anons - One small thing can be the biggest thing of all.
>>37680423Without a website this year?
>>37682056BD has inventory drops every weekday at I think 10 EST, and there's almost always some horsecocks available in there. Horse pussy is a bit rarer from them though, and a lot of the non-indie etsy makers have month+ long wait times for custom toys.
>>37682092>didn’t realize I could edit my spreadsheet so I sent an email clarifying shitGod I am a fucking KNUCKLE DRAGGING RETARD I sent him an apology emailI hope they won’t be mad at me
>>37682060>>37682074>american-meat.comwtf how did I not know about this, BD looks like shit compared to this
>>37682107>>37682127Don't worry about it, all my late night posts suck. Which is even worse considering I work nights. I'm sure Santa Pone or CardSlut are used to getting autism freakout emails every now and then.
>>37682079Love you too, fag. Hope you have a great event!
>>37681649>saved and excellent
>>37680790Nigga, just write down what fandom-niches do you like, which threads or memes dou you enjoy the most, what kind of stuff do you like to read, watch, listen to (doesn't have to be pony-related) or what kind of hobby do you have.Sometimes it can help more than a whislist, not to mention it will help your santee to make something really personal to you.
>>37682108That’s what they all say, but I’m still very self conscious.
>>37681649That's awesome, I love it
>>37682054Hell yeah see you out there!
>>37682054Yeah well I care if you're broke. Go fix yourself and let me know when (you) feel better :)
>>37682050The wish list Santa pone has is a a bit old but all the important things are up to date.The gifts I got for you are all things I also liked myself so hopefully that gives you an idea of my tastes.>DELET THAT SHITNah, I shall keep them for blackmail reminiscing purposes
Just signed up!>>37682304Adding threads I like and hobbies is a good tip. Thanks!
>>37680894day two and it’s a jam. this bodes well for the year
Ignore me, just testing my namefagging skills.
Speaking of namefagging skills, what’s the story on that group picture?
My years been shit so maybe I'll sign up for a gift card exchange. I'm guessing 99.9% of participants are in the USA and Canada?
>>37682813Nope! If it’s like previous years it’s about 40% outside of North America.And wooo! Cards!
>>37682110The website is 4chan
>>37681649What a phenomenal Bone Pone! This made my morning.
>>37682127>himhe doesn't know
Thanks to being employed, I actually have money to spend now. Time to splurge a bit - that is, unless I get a santee like last year who won't ever post or communicate in any way, shape, or form. In that case they'll get minimum effort. If only I knew what I want. Well, apart more time for myself and less of a clusterfuck between work and school. But that's something I can't get as a gift.
Requesting art of a big Carcharodon megalodon mommy shark Santa Pone with a bunch of smaller Anons either snuggling up against her or having autism fits.
Hey, anybody know if it would be necessary to create a new email just for signing up? I'd use my regular email but I don't know who's gonna see it, it's got my real name in it. But on the other hand if I use a new one I might forget to check and would end up pissing somebody off or missing out.
>>37683141I don't think anyone's gonna see your e-mail except those people who need your shipping details anyway. But if you want to there's no harm in creating an "anonymous" one except the risk of fucking things up yourself.
I tried drawing Skellinore but the body intimidated me
>>37683094It really be like that
>>37680894>Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas!
>>37681649>>37683163Also these are wonderful bone pone’s!
>>37683094Saved for much future shitposting.
>>37683163Well the portrait looks fantastic!
>>37683156Nvm, figured it out, I've got a backup one that I'll still get notifications from that doesn't have my real name attached to it. All's good. It's my first time signing up, and I'm fucking psyched.What would people think of me making a lil vidya game, and sending simply a link to said game in the package? How much would that count towards the $20-$25 goal? $5? $10?
For those of you who only lurk, a friendly reminder to post a simple "I got you famalam" to assure your assignment that you are alive. I also plan to send $20 worth of actual spaghetti to my assignment if they dont lurk/post.
>>37683237Jokes on you, $20 of spaghetti is my fetish.
>>37683237Wait, newbie here.I posted my info and wishlist to the site, did we already get our assignments?
>>37683237I'm doing what someone did last year. If I don't see them at least respond to a call out in thread, I'm sending them a card threatening them with actual spaghetti and sauce if they don't acknowledge and promise not to ghost or something.>>37683307https://fag.shitfuckery.com
>>37680894> Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas, Darling!
>>37683307Yes. Sounds like your entry got thrown out. Try again next year.
>>37683141Pretty sure only Santa and CardSlut get emails. Everybody who sends to you gets the other info you list like address, but email isn't one of the things passed on.
>>37683237>$20 of spaghettiInb4 Jake doesn't show up again
>>37683357Sounds good, thanks for the info.
>>37683171>>37683344HoHoHo! Merry Christmas, back at you, Horses!(I feel like there’s a message here that I’m missing, but I’m not a very clever pony.)
>>37683311knuckle dragging, drooling retard hereHow soon do we get assignments? I signed up last night and I read the whole website and don’t see any estimates, like “2-3 days after sign up” I just wanna make sure Im not missing it
>>37683518Traditionally, after Halloween to give people time to sign up. Usually first week of Nov or so.
>>37683526Alrighty, thanks for the straight forward answer
>>37683518Also, read the OP, you illiterate faggot. Rough schedule's there.
>>37683518Do you not read???? It literally tells you.
>>37683533>>37683541Listen here, I already told you I’m a knuckle dragging drooling retard, what more do you want? I live in the south, give me some slack
>>37683548I've seen the south. They have road signs. The implication is you can read.
>>37683601what do you want me to say anon? that I’ll kill myself? Jesus I’ve already admitted my mistakesI’m hard enough on myself as is.
>>37683548>>37683608you poor soul. I pity your blindness, allow me to assist you.
>>37683608Are you forgetting where you are? Remember, this is still 4chins, people will rag on you, just embrace it and let it go. Fighting it more will only encourage them.
>>37683608>>37683613He probably thinks it's one person who's being very determined as opposed to many people leaving random comments.
>>37683613I always forget, anon.>>37683612I am blind but now I see.
>>37683618Always remember, anon, always remember.
I've been looking forward to this all year!!
>>37683650And now the good times are here! Happy Horsemas!
>>376833071st time participant and this year’s sacrificial Oddsy. Sad, really, to be so unlucky.
>>37680608>>37683368I spent the last 30 minutes digging about for the wrapping paper I sent the spaghetti in, but I gotta give Jake B props,I recall him finally responding in thread once it arrived that he was making someone a cute lil Maud Pie plush, but he took the spaghoots like an absolute champ and said thanks for food
>>37683759I genuinely think some (a minority of) people don’t realize that there’s a whole event attached to the signup form. And that doesn’t make me upset with the tourists; honestly I love this event and I can’t begrudge anyone the chance to join. To me the event is too nice to muddy the waters with that kind of thinking. But it does make me upset with whoever is inviting people without being up front that there’s a thread attached. Ya gotta let your tourist buddies know that, guys. To me the main mitigating factor for being a /ss/ tourist is that seeing all these anons at their best and getting to know them is what might get someone to stay on as a legitimate newfag, and if they aren’t in the thread they’ll never even have that chance. Speaking of: if you’re here just for Secret Santa, hello! I hope you have a fantastic event. Go check out the catalogue. May I suggest the Drawthread as a nice entry point? Then find a thread about your waifu and lurk in it. Stick around; don’t just come for the season.
>>37683831no tourists get out reee
>>37683237>>37683311Yeah if you feel that you need confirmation that your santee is not a faggot, be sure to specifically request it in thread. I only post with my name if specifically asked a question by my santa and never use it otherwise, so if never asked it would look like I was a ghost (or maybe just a lurker).
>listing everything I own for Santa>wow I got to own at least 500$ of pony shit by now>also giving my addressI'm 100% gonna get robbed kek
>>37683898One nice thing with 4chan-x is adding in the ability to highlight certain text. Eg. adding in a filter like "/santa pone/i;boards:mlp;highlight" will highlight all text that matches the pattern without care of capitalization. Helps to see if you've been called out or if your santee has spoken up at all.
Signed up. Celestia help me.
>>37684071Don't threaten me with a good time unless you're gonna follow through
>>37684071what Santa wouldn't rape his Santee thats not even something you need to put on your wishlist, its goes without saying!
>>37683939>>37684071Try put it in your wishlist. Who knows maybe you'll get a generous anon
Second time Santa but first time in the card exchange, how many people will I be assigned to? If I'm going to make a card I might as well make 3 or 5.
>>37684153...I am retarded for not reading the next question in the questionnaire. Please ignore.
It is done. Can't fucken wait. Kinda hope I get the anon who wanted to send some horse pussy, though I just said in the wishlist part that I'd be down for anything.
>>37684180You heard it here first! If they said they'd be okay with anything and they're okay with lewd, send them horse pussy!!
>>37684180>we all slightly hinted that we wanted horse pussy for horsemas
>>37683898I call out my santee to let them know they're covered, same with cards. I don't have my name on for that usually. I do post at least once with my name so it shows up for anyone doing control-f so they know I exist. Best thing is to call out your santee and have them acknowledge.
>>37684259Wait.. you did too??!
>>37681987>>37682127>>37682778>>37683307>>37683518>>37684161These are the retards we are relying on to send shit out? I have a feeling at least half of them have never mailed anything in their life.Nows the time to lurk and research you retards. Read the FAQ. Post more when assignments are out.
>>37684537impressive, isn't it.I feel this realization happens every year.
>>37684537Meh, they'll learn if you teach. They're all excited about HORSEMAS and not thinking it through right now, but the cruel gravity of the real world inevitably draws near and they will understand anew. Even that stamp autist figured it out, so I hear.
>>37684564And here I was spending the last day and a half stressing out over the prospect of getting good gifts for my santee and ensuring they aren't left disappointed, as well as coordinating with them to handle any customs fees they might face. Never mind properly packing anything delicate and making sure anything I might order gets here on time for it.Having completely forgotten where I am and what the true calibre of many people here is, of course. And forgetting that this is meant to be fun, not something to chug harsh antacids over.
stop being so fucking negative it’s literally day two
>people already doomposting Get a grip.
>>37684918Don’t cry for me. I was born already grinched.
You fucking braindead retards. I hope I don’t get any of you.
Update to Lobster Bisque:You are not forgotten. Heavy rain has limited the amount of workshop time this week but things will be ready to ship on Monday and I’m optimistic that even in the current circumstances an international delivery will not take two months.Yes or no on EqG? Double spoiler ONLY FOR LOBSTER BISQUE SO STOP READING IF YOU ARENT HIM I don’t mind it but I’m not a huge fan, but I got given some by a previous Santa that I’m trying to rehome so that it gets the amount of love that a nice gift deserves. God I hope I remember how to double spoiler correctly, I almost never do.
>>37685014HAHAHAHA I READ IT ANYWAYS! I'M NOT LOBSTER BISQUE, BUT NONE OTHER THAN INFAMOUS EVILDOER ANONYMOUS!
>>37683939>I'm 100% gonna get robbed kek>>37684071>>37684101>>37684118>Be Jam -packed Jamboree>On unsteady hooves, carry groceries up my stoop and into my flat>Hold the shopping bag close to my chest as I quickly enter, then turn to close the front door behind me>Press extra hard against the frame to make sure it is in place before I latch the dead-bolt>Turn the key in the lock for an extra measure before testing the knob twice to make sure it's locked tight>Sigh in relief at the added security as I happily trot over and pass the mail on the floor that was pushed through the slot and make my way to the kitchen>Set the bag of groceries onto the counter>Hum a catchy Hearth's Warming tune as I start to unload perishables>Make sure that all the frozen treats are in the ice box and the cold stuffs are in the fridge>Fold the empty bag up and continue to hum to myself as I trot back to the secure front door>Scoop up the mail from the floor with a fore-hoof and make my way to the living room>Consider lighting a scented candle as I settle down with the post:>Advertisement, Coupon, Coupon...>Pause on a plain envelope with no address and no postage>Pop open the envelope and empty the contents into my hoof>It's a small stack of Polaroid photographs>The first is a picture of me waiting at the bus stop>Then there is a picture, a few days later, standing at the train terminal>Next, there is a picture of me laughing while walking down the street and sipping an ice coffee next to a friend of mine>In the picture, she is turned to look at me and is laughing as well... but her eyes have been burned out of the photo with a lit cigarette pressed to surface of the photograph...>The melted plastic and burnt edges give her a pained and haunted expression.>The last is a picture of me carrying a bag of groceries... on unsteady hooves... into my flat...>I quickly check and confirm that the picture shows I am in the exact same shirt I am currently wearing>My blood runs cold as I look at the back of the picture>"You are my FAVORITE Santee. I am going to treat you so good. XOXO"
>>37685055Damn you! I’ve heard of your famous hacking on the news and clearly you’re too clever for my security system.
>>37685103Jam Packed Jamboree really has it rough. (Just how they like it.)
i'm scared that i'll have to give a gift to someone whose been mean to me on here :(
>>37685131That plothole be full
>>37685152I doubt that will happen. Also you smell bad and your fashion sense is atrocious.
I have severe autism and I don't want a gift but I'd like to give oneUnfortunately I also have severe autism so I'm creatively bankrupt and would not be able to pick out (let alone craft) any sort of above average gift to justify my pretentiousnessthanks for reading my blog
>>37685240We love all crafts even retarded craftsand if you don't want to receive a gift you really should it makes other anons happy to give it to someone just like (You) then you can just craft something and do a giveaway raffle!In 2017 I think there was a raffle that was just a drawing of a pony with google eyes stuck and everyone wanted it.or join just cards faggot, are you so bankrupt you can't afford a box of crayons a sheet of paper and a stamp?
>>37685240I have an answer for you. Sign up for /ss/. Accept a gift, because, just like you, most people here get their joy from gift giving, not receiving, so by wanting to give only you are cheating someone else of that cheer. Find your creativity in your Santee’s wishlist, there’s no inspiration like someone else counting on you. If you can’t think up any ideas, start with a tiny pony.https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DPaQwWUaVPZSwdbtXqxHlIRHaBDeLQSb85C9fr3Q9O8/editThey’re fun and take some effort but even I managed to make one that at least vaguely resembled the model and I have what futurama would call “stupid fingers,” so yours is gonna be way better. You don’t have to be above average, you just have to really mean it and try hard, and it sounds like you’re already in that headspace so you’ll do great.You got this, friend!
>>37685240Also obligatory pic related.
>>37685336How is it you're on copy of instead of the original? Lemme just give you a lazy ass URL for it rq.https://plush.smol.horse/
>>37685240>>37685336>>37685403Feel free to steal shit / ideas from here as well. It's not exactly standard hobbies but it may give you an idea or direction for something you want to do. https://github.com/TinyEquine/fiber
Really excited for this! I'll make sure to sign up before the open period is over, too busy to do it now
>>37685403I copied it because I don’t know how google drive works, and I didn’t know if it would link back to you, or if you wanted a public link to your drive if it did, so I copied it to mine.>>37685413Ooh. Thank!
>>37685488The link is in my public trello so no worries.
Loving all the memes and creations going on here. Don't worry I'll have last years group pic up soon once it stops eating all the RAM I have and I can save it >>37683759>there's another Redheartfag hereTop tier taste my friend
>>37685859Just download more RAM lmao
Comfy craft times ahead, friends
>>37685904Is that some bombass tea?
>>37685904dam should have put tea and a teacup on my wishlistcute cup anon
>>37685970You can edit them still
>>37685970Fucking mongoloid. See >>37684537>>37685977Honestly I don't even want to participate this year due to the influx of selfish fucking newfags.
We can send multiple packages to our recipients right? my gift idea kinda needs things from different places and if I order them here then send thjem out in one big box I have no idea if it will get to them in time as I need ot know who their waifu is before ordering stuff. Its kind of going to be like a DIY project for them,.
>>37686052Just put that as a note at the end of your form and also let Santa Pone know.
>>37685998I can’t tell if you’re baiting, but you’re coming across as a dude who needs to take some deep breaths and relax a little. People gonna people, it’s like this every year.
>>37685904Drink the zeeb
>>37685951Yes.>>37685970https://www.adagio.com/signature_blend/list.html?userId=262582BMI've done six of these and liked them all, though Filly and Zeeb are my favorites. Tea cup was a find at valentine's day a few years ago on an endcap at my local supermarket. Had a tiny plush Dash in it. Pic related.
>>37686056Ok will do.I might as well say what it is to get anons exited and to make sure I commit and dont puss out. One lucky anon is gonna get parts for a budget custom keyboard customised to their waifu that they will have to assemble. This will include the Board, switches, keycaps and colourted cable.
>>37686187o fuk that sounds sweet
>>37686187>Not taking the time to glue the caps on with your own semenAnon I don't think you're even trying.
>>37686187I would cream my goddamn pants, wishing you and your assignment all the luck anon! I'm so happy to see all of the festivities happening. Already have backup boxes incase of grinching.
>>37686187That's a good fuckin gift, jesus christ
>>37686187Remember to include horse themed instructions.Bonus points if it's Harshwhinny yelling at you for not following the instructions correctly
>>37686187Shit, that sounds rad, son.
Alright so I haven't participated in this before, what's with the Holiday ID's from last year? Is it just a way to identify which anon got what in the thread or was it for privacy reasons? Just want to know.
>>37686408At the moment: Mostly people just wearing them for fun. Plus the organizers and giveaway runners for identification. And Brewster Barrels and Lobster Bisque are getting called by last years names to sort out last year’s issues.You’ll get a codename during assignments, and you only need to wear it for communication purposes. Just pop it on a few times to say hi so your Santa can ctrl-F and see that your alive. But a lot of folks have fun making up autistic holiday themed OCs based on the Codenames they get. You’ll see some art and greens come November. Feel free to join in, just remember there’s a difference between drawing and writing autistic OC stuff and role play. But it’s pretty chill overall.
>>37686408A few Anons use them because they got something from last year to settle.Most use them because they love to namefag and hog attention.
Ok my form is filled out, there is no turning back now. Im actually getting excited.>>37686272It will have to be digital but that sounds fun to make. There are some more advanced things they can do to make it sound better. Namley lubing Oh My! the witches and other stuff. Ill include a kit with everything they need if they want to do it.
>>37686445>Most use them because they love to namefag and hog attention.Oh fuck off with this bullshit, yeah there are a couple that do but they're the exception to the rule. The other namefags are either content creators, contest holders, giving regular updates or replies, or are organizers. Fuck off with the namefag reee bullshit you cunt
>>37682110I HATE WEBSITE, WEBSITE BAD! I HATE IT! I HATE IT! I HATE IT!
>>37685014I don't hate EQG but I'm not really interested in merch, and I don't think I'd be able to give it the deserved love as you put it. So no but thanks for the offer though!
>>37686445Who remembers our absolutely-not-gay Tinsel Bow?
Is santaponecentral running this year?Because I would like to remind myself about correspondence.Anyway calling Plumberry Pie. The shipping took some time but I've finally managed to send it back to (You) in January. I'd love to hear from you.Also to Estonian Anon, I appreciate the package. The candies were great and I enjoy Chrysalis figure!>>37686764Any particular reason why it was bad?
>>37688641reee offsite ruining muh sekrit klub also security risks with a retard that didn't accept help when offered
>>37680475WTF I love amazon now!!!
Hark! The unwashed autists ree“What will I get my santee?”Give them memes, or play it straight?Wish that they had better taste.Mournful, hear their frantic criesPorn or wholesome, wanks or wives?Would they like a sugarstar?If it’s used, is that too far?Hark! The unwashed autists ree“What will I get my santee?”Caref’ly read their Horsemas list Planning crafts and buying gifts Hope the parcel won’t take longMonth late, screw you Amazon.Will it ship in time for cheer?Will it sit until next year,Stuck in customs, fully lost?What does two day shipping cost?Hark! The unwashed autists ree“What will I get my santee?”If I craft, will it be late?How long does a plushie take?Or a fruitcake mixed with cum,Mask the taste with extra rum.If I mail them anthrax sporesWill the feds kick down my door?Might just play it safe and pick,Thirteen pounds of rubber dick.Hark! The unwashed autists ree“What will I get my santee?”
>>37685103This is a good series.
>>37688844Checked.Bravo Anon, had a good laugh.
>>37688930That was quick!
>>37688844>>37688961It’s already begun
>>37688930Meant that second (you) for you.
>>37688641To not get too into the weeds:It was annoyingly slow for some, but nigh unusable for people with lots of cards. Mass mailers I seem to remember at least once instance of it taking an hour to even load up.Gaping security holes that got an "oh lmao my bad" response, though to the dev's credit I believe they did get fixed after it being pointed out to Santa.Information was passing through more hands, instead of just Santa and CardSlut.Literally nobody asked for it, it was some dude's passion project. It did look rather nice when it loaded, and props to the dev for building a mostly function web app, but I'm glad it's dead. I wouldn't've participated this year if we used it again after the aforementioned security risks last year.
Paging Dr. NeedlesThanks for the unexpected prescription spoopmas poner coloring book, fren!I do keep the PO Box open year round as the mailing never ends.The package notification confused me as I didn’t have anything on order but ponies are always the best medicine.Thanks so much!
When I joined four years ago, I've got this neat sock with the following message:>this sock was given to me from my santa last year, I suggest you to re-gift it as well next year.So I filled the sock with a ton a candies, and passed it to my giftee the next year and included this message as well.Today I was wondering, does this wandering sock still being passed around?
>>37689545>Not putting half a brick in it
>>37689594>>37689545>not putting coal into it
>>37689594>>37689603I had my reasons for not doing that
>>37688844>>37688930>If I mail them anthrax spores>Will the feds kick down my door?Yes, lol. Good stuff all the same
In 2018 I sent a giveaway prize in a box that had contained confectioners sugar. Thinking to myself, “oh well it’s just woodwork, if there’s any residue they can just blow it off no problem.”Only after it had mailed did it occur to me that perhaps the recipient would not be entirely enthusiastic to receive something coated in fine white powder. (I was able to get a follow up message to them before it arrived.)I try not to do that anymore.
>>37689799„them“Fuck off, SJW.
I never did this. Do you guys get good gifts?
>>37690030Not him and no leftie, and tf is wrong with you, you actual snowflake? It's just a gender-neutral, and it's been used that way since the middle ages when the gender was unknown (such as here).
>>37690030Xir, please don’t bring your biases into my wholesome story about anthraxing internet strangers.I don’t remember if they were a boy or a girl, this was years ago, friend. Although I do think it’s a fine gender neutral term, so I guess your criticism stands.
>>37690033Never. Now please refrain from participating and go back to whatever board you came from.
>>37690114>Claims not to be a leftie> Unironically defends „gender neutral“ language.Ok Zoomer.
>>37690165Gendered language is fucking dumb. Latin a shit.
>>37690033I got the goodest gift in the world. I got to make friends.Yeah, you should do your best to give a good gift. Doesn’t have to be expensive, just thoughtful and meaningful and tailored to your santee. You’re gonna do great!
>>37690165If you don't know if the person you're talking about is a boy or a girl, what do you call him?(See how unnatural that is? It's, "If you don't know if the person you're talking about is a boy or a girl, what do you call them?" It's literally always been that way in English since Old English when it was spelled "þem", you imbecile.)
>>37690168*Laughs in german*Let me guess - you respect other people‘s pronouns as well?Choke on your basedmilk and die, faggot.
>>37690244>wordfiltered during a insultThat’s gotta hurt.
>reeee THEM reeeeeeeee THEY reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeThey did this in the last thread too. It's an odd hill to die on.Don't know why this fag decided to set up shop in /ss/ though.It's that special time of year I guess. When you get an influx of mostly polite newfags, it's not unreasonable that you'll also attract an offboard autist or two along with them.Anyway, resume festive cheer.
>>37690260Eh, I figure just don't go for the bait and they'll lose interest soon enough.
>>37690260That’s a cute ponker you got there.
>>37690125>>37690152I am genuinely asking. I am honestly from this board and I have always seen this thread, but I have never have participated in it.>>37690176That's pretty sweet,.
>>37690285If you really want to know, do your research and look into the archives. You'll see the whole range of stuff people have sent and received.
>>37690285So every year there are one or two anon‘s who are in the right place at the right time in their life to pull out all the stops and give a really fantastic high budget gift. You’ll see a couple of them in the threads getting oh well earned praise for making someone’s Christmas really fantastic, but you aren’t going to be expected to do the same. Unlike /toy/ a lot of the gifts during the event will probably be crafted at a variable level of skill, and generally if it’s obvious that they made a real effort the gifts will be more than just accepted but praised and cherished. If you have no desire to craft and a shoestring budget, just make sure that you have $35 to spend (Gift plus shipping) and spend that $20 on a something from the wishlist.Low effort gifts will definitely get called out, just like high effort gifts if that’s what you’re asking. Just communicate in thread and everything will work out fine.
>>37690285You could get a life size plushYou could get my semen baked goodsYou could get a sex to you never asked for, don't know how to use, but are going to find out.You are most likely to get a heartfelt package comprised of odds and ends your santa thinks you might like valued at around $20 USD and covered with or containing extra autism.
>>37690339>You could get my gooey baked goodsYou better be a trap. E-else t-that be gay Anon...
>>37690367Nigga, it's only gay if the balls touch. Everyone knows that.
>>37690244>Let me guess - you respect other people‘s pronouns as well?No, because someone else's preferences on my correct use of language aren't relevant, but the same goes for how the few remaining vestiges of gender in English grammar are shit. In a singular third-person context I always use the grammatically correct singular, third-person, ungendered pronoun, "he."
>>37690033>Do you guys get good gifts?
>>37690424Oh hey, 2018
My santee will be recieving gifts to turn himself into a trap. He probably will recieve pony themed gifts, secondary to the main trapification gift. Also going to be sending a sex toy and requesting a cum tribute on a piece of paper to their favorite pony.
>>37690592How do I request to get you specifically?
>>37690592I hope you're my Santa.
>>37690592Paging Tinsel Bow. Tinsel Bow? Your Santa has arrived.
>>37690592>My santee will be recieving gifts to turn himself into a trap.Good fucking luck.
What sorts of things are people putting on their wishlists? Most mlp merch doesn't really interest me, but custom stuff made for the love of pony does. Don't know how to list that concretely, though.
>>37690244>basedmilkokay election tourist
>>37690863>Don't know how to list that concretely, though.Try, “Most mlp merch doesn't really interest me, but custom stuff made for the love of pony does.”
>>37690902kek, aight that'd work lol
>>37690792Oh you poor sad sack of shit. You need this most of all. I don't think you understand the transformative properties of Secret Santa. It's all just jolly fun and games to start with. "Look at me! I sent a random person a horse dick in the mail!" That's just the start.It begins when your Santa says so. When he shows up at your door, the Chad that he is. He introduces you to your new Dietician, Therapist, and Personal Instructor.Is it rather abrasive at first as the Dietician immediately walks through your front door with a garbage bag and starts to fucking bin all of your food? Sure. Is it embarrassing when he starts to explain to you what you will be eating for the next six months without listening to any protests? Absolutely. That is until the Personal Instructor starts in.He doesn't even take the time to explain to you what you did wrong or what you are going to do. He just starts taking notes and calculating how he is going to decrease fat and increase tone. Not muscle. Tone. You are going to be flexible. You are going to be lean. You will be taking bare classes and yoga and spinning and you are not going to quit. You will be fucking LYTHE and TIGHT when he is done with you. Don't believe him? You will after the third 10 hour day.Last is the Therapist. She wants to know all about you. She is going to understand your past and background and hang-ups and demons. She is going to work you through some serious shit and figure out just where you went wrong... and boy does she know how to fix that. A steady dose of pills and suggestion will have you exactly where you need to be.At the end of that rainbow? Your Chad Santa. With a smile and a nod, he gets to make you into the perfect trap. You won't even know when you got to the point where taking a 10" horse dick made you instantly cum or when thinking about sucking a stallions' dick down to the ring made you hard... but there you are. The perfect version of you.Happy Horsemas.
>>37690958that's a lotta words probably about horse gay that I didn't even read and it's still making me feel uncomfortable
>>37690958Fuck you. More.
how soon before we get some drama? I need to laugh at someone else's inadequacies.
>>37691024I will make drama for you Anon, what is your preferred flavor?
>>37690958Saving this precious pasta I. Some Tupperware.
>>37691024Dude, is arguing about gender neutral pronouns not retarded enough for you? Because the only more retarded arguments I can think of involve "Namefags are on 4Chan to get famous" and "Glimmerfags get out reee!"Exactly how hard do you want to scrape the bottom of the dumpster before you realize that this is comfy cozy thread where we celebrate the fandom like actual fucking friends?
>>37691175Anon doesn't even mentions that>HURRR MUH GENDER
>>37691203I started reading that and had to take my stroke medicine. I still had a stroke. Good job, Anon.
>>37690958This is so oversexed I'm surprised Mud Puddle didn't already comment while leaving their name on.
>>37691024>>37691175Excuse me, please be more inclusive and either always use both "drama" and "dramo" or just use the gender-neutral neologism "dramx."This doing anything for you, dramanon?
>>37690030I bet you ree at people using the royal we and go REEE SCHIZO MULTIPLE PERSONALITIESChrist grow a thick skin you /pol/lack snowflake
>>37690781Sure we can rig it to happen
>>37691402>rigging itDrBorisG is that you?
https://u.smutty.horse/mdpqjefrvva.mp3You little queers better pull the dicks out of your ears long enough to hear about why you should grinch your santee and spend that money on a NEW DODGE SUPERCREW WITH HEMI because I don’t have enough tolerance in my body to say it twice.
>>37691441Thank you for making the sponsorship ad a lot more truthful, apparently the email I got was sent by Chevy to try to discredit Dodge. I appreciate the fact checking>verification not required
>>37691441>didn't leave in the "handle even the biggest loads with confidence" when it was clearly a cum joke7.3/10 needs more faggotry
>>37691467>shitting on Chevy
>>37691482But anon, that line was in there.
>>37691505He didn’t pull the dicks out of his ears.
>>37691441But, wait, does this mean that you don't have to be a Straight Stallion to get the new Dodge Supercrew With Hemi? I thought it was for straight stallions only, but you are saying that fags can buy it? (asking for a friend, I am 100% not Tinsel Bow)
How much do you guys pay for a P.O box? Is it big enough? I don't know if I should try to get one if there is one nearby. Also you guys haven't actually visited each other in person right? One last thing, how do you guys hide your power level while buying toys at a local Walmart or something?
>>37691628I pay about $134 a year. They'll supposedly hold some packages for you. I remember last year I had some AR mags shipped to my PO box from an online store and was able to pick up just fine.
>>37691628>how do you guys hide your power level while buying toys at a local Walmart or somethingThis shouldn't be a problem. Even if you would normally have any issue with it, in this case, you quite honestly are buying it as a Christmas gift for someone. Plenty of people buy toys to give to other people. In fact, most purchasers of MLP toys are not little kids but parents and siblings...
>>37691628>One last thing, how do you guys hide your power level while buying toys at a local Walmart or something?Just don't make a big deal of it. If you walk in confident, no one will bat an eye. When asked you can go a few routes:>I'm buying this for my child/niece/good friend's daughter.>I'm buying this as a gag gift for my bro>I'm buying this for myselfAgain, if you don't make a big deal about it, no one will care.
>>37691618We live in a world where I’m being confronted about the internal consistency of DODGE SUPERCREW WITH HEMI radio ads, and I can’t tell if this is the best or the worst timeline.>Also you guys haven't actually visited each other in person right?Not to drop off /ss/ gifts. Jokes aside that’s a bit far. But I’ve met some folks from previous years at meetups and cons; it’s good fun! >how do you guys hide your power level while buying toys at a local Walmart or something?If they’re lucky I switch the /ss/ OC ahegao mask for the Santa Pone facemask. That’s the best offer they’re going to get.
>>37691628>how do you guys hide your power level while buying toysSon, you are talking to a thread of people that have walked into a Post Office, stood in line with a dozen other people around us, and then laid a box with pictures of ponies wallpapered on the exterior. We have adorned boxes with so much 4Chan autism that it would make eyes bleed. We did this and stood out in public for countless minuets as we waited to ship this autism to someone who would be passed this through the hands of countless mail carriers.Shame is the first thing that dies in Secret Santa. The next is hope. Is it worth it? You bet your ass. I have had people laugh at me and I wouldn't trade it for anything. My pride doesn't matter. My Santee matters. My Santee is the ONLY thing that matters.You better get your shit squared away real quick if you want to be a proper Santa, newbie.
>>37691643>$134 USD annuallyThat's cheaper than what I could find, do you know the dimensions of your P.O box?>>37691663>>37691677How do you not get nervous when other people are around you? Also does this actually work in practice? How can you look at the other person directly in the face. What if they or someone else recognizes me
>>37691785>What if they or someone else recognizes me>”My Little Pony toys?”“Hell yeah. I’m in this online secret Santa event with like 200 people around the world, all mailing stuff to random internet strangers just to spread some cheer and it’s based off this my little pony forum. It’s actually got a surprisingly robust fandom. It’s pretty wild really. There’s drama and news and a big music and art scene, it’s a whole thing!”>”It’s a little girls show.”“Haha, yep. So it is. So it is. Fandoms be crazy. Anyway, I gotta check out, some dipshit in Poland needs his annual dose of Pink Horse and I ain’t the one to let him down. Catchya round!”
>>37691771I don't know if someone or a group of people were to laugh at me like that it would absolutely kill me. All respect to the horsefuckers who can make it work though
>>37691825What do I do if he then says "Oh that's cool can you show me?"
>>37691858Fucking this. You have spent so much time considering the worst possible thing that you forgot to consider the best possible thing.What if people in the post office start to cheer you for being so based? What if the mail clerk asks you what the best episode is? What if you are approached by a rando and they tell you that their wifu is Rarity?Stop looking at all the shit that can go wrong asd start looking for all the shit that can go right.
>>37691858You gasp and say yes emphatically before taking them back to your house and injecting their brain with horse.
>>37691858Laugh, pull out phone and open the thread.“Just heads up, brother, they can be a bit intense at times, but shit you’ve been on the internet, you know how fucked up people are, and these motherfuckers are up there with the best of them. Here, check out this sick Skeleton pony someone drew for the thread.”For real, just let it happen. I showed a nice old lady volunteer at work some pony stuff I was working on because this event came up in conversation and she wanted to know what it was about. The two weeks after when she came in she specifically wanted to know “how are ornaments going?” Because most people mostly care just enough to be interested in Your personal role in a hobby if you share with them but not nearly enough to care about the actual hobby enough to make it weird.And I mean, in a work environment yeah I probably wouldn’t have shown her the thread or if I had I would have prefaced it with like, “Just ignore everything everyone says; this place is like 95% Injokes and insults, but they mean well once you see past that.” But why not at least tell her the basic premise. I love it. You love it. You’re going to put time and effort into it. You don’t have to wear an IWTCIRD shirt in public, but if someone asks about it, it’s a holiday event on the internet based on a fandom. That’s pretty innocuous.
>>37691877its weird I leave the house with pony spaghetti out in the open no one but little girls say anything about it, not that I don't like talking to little girls.I leave the house with with anime spaghetti out in the open suddenly everyone and their mom wants to talk about anime with me? I'm only minoring in anime my major is horsefuckery! I know there are fellow horsefuckers out in the wild fucking come talk to me about pone!
>>37691931I promise I would brother.
>>37691877I can't just only think of the positives. Whenever I think of the good that could come from doing something like this I also think of an equal and opposite bad outcome that could arise. Call it Newton's hell if you will. I need to plan out everything including the exact time intervals, walk & bus routes, instructions for breathing, dialogue options, gift ideas with a list of requirements estimated time to completions. Otherwise I'll not sign up if I know I can't deliver>>37691922I'll have to think about this. All I need to do now is plan out all my actions ahead of time so that everything goes smoothly. What were some of the hiccups you guys had when you were making, mailing, or otherwise just starting out?
>>37682128I can confirm BD feels like shit compared to that, too.
>>37692038>I can't just only think of the positives. Whenever I think of the good that could come from doing something like this I also think of an equal and opposite bad outcome that could arise. Call it Newton's hell if you will. I need to plan out everything including the exact time intervals, walk & bus routes, instructions for breathing, dialogue options, gift ideas with a list of requirements estimated time to completions. Otherwise I'll not sign up if I know I can't deliverYo. Spergasaurous. Calm down. I think there was a thread like this in the past where someone needed to know the script for mailing a package. It don't be like that.This is the really-real world. Mail is a transaction. You give them the box, tell them that there is nothing hazardous in there, confirm where it is going, and then pay them your neet-bux. Don't bring your mental health hang-ups into this equation.For example, I am going to go out on a limb and guess that you are the 99% of autistic sweatpants wearing, 3XL t-shirt having ham loafs on this board. Welcome. I want you to cast that broken-ass crystal ball you call a memory back to, say, the first store you entered in the year 2018. What's that? You don't remember the people that were in that store or the name tag of the cashier there at that time? OF COURSE YOU FUCKING DON'T BECAUSE THEY DON'T REMEMBER YOU EITHER! You fucking self-centered mongoloid, nobody gives two tugs of a dead dog's dick about a person they happened upon years ago!"But Wait!" I can hear you fucking belch forth, "I am a super autismo-10,000 that happens to recall with perfect accuracy those types of events!" Congratu-fucking-lations. Welcome to the club of misery. The first store I went into in 2018 was a liquor store, the cashieer's name was Barb, and I bought a handle of vodka with my Visa card before going home, drinking, and crying. YOU. ARE. NOT. SPECIAL.Fuck, this is Secret Santa... fuck, I mean you ARE special, but not like that. I fucked this all up. Hang on.Look. This event. This thread. These people. We /are/ special. We are VERY special in a padded-room and "I bit the earlobe off an Orderly" kind of way... but for Once A Year we get to be that kind of special TOGETHER. We get to fucking Champion people who mail boxes of horse dick. We get to Praise people who celebrate the entire puzzle of horse autism. We Revel in the spectacle of spilling noodles from pockets as we work... to make ALL of our autism... worse. No! Better! We make our Autism Better! Or at least less worse?Whatever. You need to do what you are capable of. If you were to ask all the horse cock mailing, carol singing, green text writing, pony drawing, OC namefagging homos in this thread? We think you are capable of a lot. All of you.(You) can do it.(You) might not make it, but we are all here to not make it with (you). Have a happy Horsemas.
>>37691785>That's cheaper than what I could find, do you know the dimensions of your P.O box?It's a very tiny PO box. Only big enough for a few letters/a magazine or two.>How do you not get nervous when other people are around you? Also does this actually work in practice? How can you look at the other person directly in the face. What if they or someone else recognizes meFunny enough I have a small story about that. I actually had this happen to me a few years ago. Was an old college dorm-mate I hadn't seen in a long time who ran into me when I had an armful of pony wrapping paper for SS 2018, I think. We started to catch up and he eventually asked me about the paper. I went the bullshitting route and told him I was going to wrap up a friend's prius while he was at work as a joke. He really didn't push the issue and we just continued on with the conversation. Again, as long as you don't make a big deal about it, it really doesn't matter.
>>37690424Yep, I got amazing gifts that year. I hope that anon who I sent my gift to still enjoys them.
>>37692562Tell! What did you get and what have you done with it since??
>>37692600I got the egg with Twi and it still with me on my nightstand.
>>37692607>I got the egg with Twi and it still with me on my nightstand.This shit is going to haunt me.
>>37692038If you are so worried about having to potentially interact with people, there are plenty of ways to avoid it. I get being a social autist, I am one too and I like avoiding interactions with strangers as much as possible. In stores, wear headphones, most people won’t bother you, especially if they can visibly see them. If you are worried about people you know seeing you with pony merch, get the wrapping paper and such first, they will see the wrapping paper and will automatically assume it is a gift. If the store has a self-checkout, that makes it so you won’t have to interact with a cashier. If self-checkout isn’t an option, you can still use the headphones. I used to be a grocery store cashier and people came through with them on all the time and it never really bothered me. For the post office, when you go set up the P.O. Box, see if your post office has a self-serve kiosk, that way you can print and pay for the label yourself and won’t have to see anyone at all after setting up the P.O. Box. You might even be able to reserve and pay for a P.O. Box online as well, so that would make it even easier for you. Some post offices are open after hours, so there will be no one there and you can do everything alone. If you ship priority, you can even get the shipping box for fee and pack it there alone or go to the usps store online and have empty priority boxes delivered to you for free.I use usps’s click n ship to print postage out at home, I just pay for it online and print it out myself. Then I go to the post office after it closes and just dump it in the package bin without ever having to encounter another soul. Even if none of what I said is possible for you, I’m sure there are plenty of other ways to make it easier for you, you just need to try and not overthink it too much. I know with a little planning, you are capable of getting it done and it won’t be so bad.
>>37692626You gave me the perfect reason to post one of my favorite pictures of all time.
>>37692787Why is she doing this?!
>>37690424>Mlpol>Swastika and Iron Cross flag Good times... I miss when mlpol was my second home away from here. Lots of fun times and fun people before it degraded to everybody there going schizo, seemingly.
>>37692944>mlpolyou disgust me
>>37692952Why? What's wrong with cute horses and the best fucking aesthetics to ever come out of a country?
>>37692952found the glowie commie
>>37691402Secret Santa is never rigged except when I rigged it twice last year
>>37691628I have the smallest box USPS offers. If a package doesn't fit, they put it in a locker and leave the key in my PO Box. If for some reason it was so big it can't fit in a locker, they'd hold the package and leave notice in the box for me to come to the counter. Regarding your second question, absolutely no one gives a fuck what you buy at a Walmart. I have gone to the counter with pony toys, condoms, and lube. I have made eye contact and small talk with the cashier while doing so. These days you can use the self checkout and skip that shit but what's the fun if you don't make someone else a little uncomfortable? I have a lot of visible pony tattoos and I've yet to ever have someone start shit over it. Nothing but compliments, and that's assuming someone says anything at all. No one cares. If they aren't going to have awkward questions for me, you're probably safe.
>>37693247no one cares because you're probably a functional adult. Even with a covert horse pussy tat.
>>37693387I don't know if I am, but I pretend good enough to get by.
>>37693387>a covert horse pussy tat.What autism am I walking into here?
>>37692038How would you deal with going to a brick-and-mortar store to buy some toys for your young cousin's birthday? Would it still be so much of an issue for you?If you need to plan it out, the easiest thing to be able to do to be able to deflect anyone wanting to interact with you over you buying pony toys is this: Carry with you a paper list. Someone in the pony isle with a list that says>Rarity>Applejack>If Applejack, make sure it is a figure with her cowboy hatlooking over the toys and stickers to see if there is anything good will get no notice at all.
>>37693705The best kind.
>>37693705Trust me that's nothing
>>37691441I really love the sponsorship for our fine event every year, they always make me smile. Even more of a fan now since you posted one of the few decent images I've been able to produce, all in the name of the DODGE SUPERCREW WITH HEMI
Lows in the forties this week; really starting to feel like autumn finally.
>>37694154I didn’t even look too close at the thumbnail thats great
So I didn't get my cardee yet but I'm going to do an exchange with a friend in Malaysia. How many stamps will I need for watercolor paper?
>>37693705Golly mister, did you really?
>>37694728You should be able to get a rough estimate on the USPS website, but when I plugged in the numbers for a document sized rigid envelope at 5oz (watercolor plus slab of rigid cardboard) it was holy shit like $40, and that seems way high. I was expecting more like $25, so I might have put something in wrong.Forever stamps are worth .58 and international are 1.20 so between 54 and 69 (nice) forever stamps or, like just use Pirate Ship, print off your own label and pay $15.(Still waiting for that sponsorship kickback, Pirate Ship.)
>>37694942Use a flat rate USPS envelope for this. The flat rate boxes are usually a bad deal except for the smallest and the cardboard envelope mailer...unless you're shipping 20+lb
>>37694994Yeah, that’s what I went for, but I must have done something wrong that I’m just not spotting.
>>37695023Holy shit. Rates may have gone a bit dumb.
Wow, we have so many sponsors this year! I know it's going to be a good one!
>>37695032Oh shit yeah I’m just being stupid; I just managed to scroll right past the first class listing at $15.25. Multiple times. I’ll go stand in the dumb corner for a minute.>>37694728That’d be 13 international stamps or 27 Forever stamps if my wild guestimate of weight and size is right.
>>37695089fuck I don't have that many stamps... where do you buy international stamps? Do they take Paypal?
>>37695224I’d genuinely recommend a pirateship.com account. Since tattooanon up there turned me onto it a couple years ago I’ve probably saved a good hundred bucks printing off my own labels. But it doesn’t look like they take PayPal. At a glance neither does stamps.com, but I don’t have experience with them.I generally buy my international just up at the desk at my local post office; it’s the easiest way for me personally.
Ok, I’m not going to make the same mistake that I made last year and wait to start posting this until far too late to finish. This here is a long form green and song lyrics that I might just pop a chapter up now and again when the thread gets slow. Plumberry Pie, you’re the sacrificial victim of this one.It IS a Neighborhood OC green, so it’s all gonna be up under the Autism nametag. Just like last year, this, and any other Neighborhood stuff I post will use the tag, so if you don’t enjoy that, you can just go right ahead and filter it to keep your thread clean. Now then:
>Be Plumberry Pie>Icicles sway and tinkle on the ropes as the brave clipper RMS Dressage bounds across the swell, the strong wind carrying her from crest to crest and with an almost continual shudder. The spray from the bow coats everything, and in the chill it’s only a matter of time before things start to freeze. Your tail, for instance.>Mares aboard ship couldn’t afford the luxury of elegantly flowing manes and tails. There are certainly days when you regret it, but now, as the crystals slowly creep up your sensibly cropped tail towards your dock, you can’t help but be grateful that you aren’t hauling around another two pounds of ice on your butt.>The mate calls out an adjustment to heading and you brace yourself against a mast as the deck pitches. Across the ship one of your crewmates is slower to react and, knees locked, slowly slides to the starboard gunwale across the wet and icing deck. She hits it with a bounce and for a precarious moment looks like she might go over before she manages to brace against it.>The deck remains at a slant for several minutes before, off the port beam, a mountain of ice rolls by. Your mainmast barely reaches a third of the way up to its peak, and you, not for the first time, feel dwarfed by the sheer size of the icebergs in the north sea.>With the danger avoided, the mate calls out a correction to course and the deck sways back to a relative flat. Usually the sway and swing of the deck wouldn’t have presented a problem for you or your salty crewmates, but in the persistent ice, it’s hard to accomplish much without losing traction. The boatswain has noticed as well and roars out, shoving a hoof in your direction and the direction of the previously sliding mare.
>>37695652>”You want to go ice skating do it in Manehattan; I hear they have a lovely rink in the park! But here on this ship, I want that ice scraped clear, you hear? Get out the shovels, mattocks if you need them, and get that bloody deck clear! CHIPS! CHIIIIIIIPS!”>A blue stallion hurries up to the boatswain, grabbing onto ropes and beams for balance as he crosses the deck.>”Aye?”>”Break open the sawdust barrels and lets get the deck covered. Another heave like that and we’re going to see cargo skidding on the ice right over the sides.”>”Aye, sir!”>”And restrew it every bell. It’s no use if it just freezes like everything else.”>”Aye, sir!”>”Sailor Pie, why in the name of the sun and moon isn’t there a shovel in your hooves right now?”“Aye, sir, on it!”>You scamper for the tools as a fresh breath of wind pushes the ship even faster across the waves. You catch up to your fellow ice scraper just as she fishes the shovels out of the hold.>”Oi, Plum, just our luck to be on deck duty for this, eh?”“You said it, Bowline. I don’t reckon he’s far off mark though. Another half degree of pitch and we’d have been hauling you out of the water right now. If you were lucky. And with the bergs coming up out of the fog like that we’re bound to make a few more dicey zigs like that.”“Aye. Let’s get to it then, before the next one.”>The hair raising sound of metal on ice starts up. You have trouble getting the shovel into a good angle between your hooves and teeth, but eventually you start to see some progress.
>>37695656>”Get your backs into it, lasses!” the boatswain hollers through the sound of the crashing bow wave and wind, “To me:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49FWp7WLYKw>”Oh the ice going by is as green as emerald,>And there’s frost in the sails, and the wind is bitter cold,>And the way that it howls you would swear it’s windigos >And we’ll all hang on behind.”>You can’t fault him for his choice in tune, and your shovel clicks and scrapes in rhythm to his voice as he bellows out the chorus. >”And we’ll roll the old chariot along.>We’ll roll the old chariot along.>We’ll roll the old chariot along.>And we’ll all hang on behind.”>You finish a strip of deck and turn back around to start a new one as he starts into the next verse.>”Now a bit of honest work wouldn’t do you any harm!”>Bowline takes her mouth from her shovel handle to interrupt with “And an extra tot of rum wouldn’t do us any harm!”>And you chime in with a laugh.“And a watch spent down below wouldn’t do us any harm!”>By which point the rest of the ponies on deck had caught the song>”And we’ll all hang on behind.”>”And we’ll roll...>You hear your lookout Crowsnest singing out from the rigging above, and you don’t envy her a climb in the icy ropes.>”Well the hold is full of mail, so we’d best be getting home,>Where the night is full of carols and the faces that we know.>There’s a lass in Neighborhood and she’s expecting me to show.>And we’ll all hang on behind.”
>>37695663>Your shovel screeches to the end of another row and you turn to see Woodchips laying sawdust in your wake. It’s not much, but it’s something to stick your hooves to, and at least it’s better than the meticulously polished planks of the deck. You join in again with the deck crew for the chorus.>”And we’ll roll the old chariot along...>It might just be a song, but the tune has you feeling warmer already and in the festive spirit, so you spit your shovel out to add in your own heartfelt wishes.“With a gift beneath the tree, and a fire in the hearth.”>Bowline gives you a wink and spits out her shovel to append, ”And with pleasant company and a song inside our hearts”>before the boatswain cuts back into the tune with his trademark subtlety,>”Well if you ever want to see it girls, you better bucking start.”>The crew can’t help but have a laugh at your expense as you both hastily resume your work, “And we’ll all hang on behind.”>”And we’ll roll the old chariot along.>We’ll roll the old chariot along.>We’ll roll the old chariot along.>And we’ll all hang on behi-”>Crowsnest cuts the song short with a shout, “Brightwork, sir, large flotsam two points afore and close!”>The mate’s head whips up and he’s calling out the turn before he’s even spotted the debris in the water. Crowsnest has sharp eyes for that sort of thing. A minute passes before, she calls out again.“Sir, it might be time to call up the Old Missus, that’s no flotsam, it’s a boat; and someone’s in it!”tbc
>>37695652>>37695656>>37695663>>37695672This is greatness. I love this and I will add to this with the power of combined autism. What a great story. I'm excited to be part of this!
>>37680894Can an art friend do us up a zombie Kiwi and CardSlut in a werewolf mask for Halloween fun.?
>>37692753I'll probably go the self checkout route but I might not get a P.O box since I might be too far away to be able to get it.>>37693708I might go and survey the Walmart nearby and see if I can find anything at all.
>>37696555Truly, an immortal moment in our history.
>>37696541Bonus points if the graveyard is full of tombstones with just Kiwi's name on them but with stupid reasons for dying like "drank the liquid in a snowglobe" or "drowned in a horrific homemade mare juice flood"I could keep coming up with stupid deaths if you want
Which address should I put them if I'm going to be somewhere else for the holiday? Should I use my current address or the address where I'll be staying for the holidays?
>>37697083Yeah, that’s a toughie, and really a great example of why it’s so important to have people actually lurking the thread and communicating, so that you can plan shipping around those dates. I’d say start off by using the address you’re going to be at during the holidays and make sure to write it in the notes to Santa Pone at the bottom of the form so she can pass that on ti your Santa and then if they end up mailing early just make sure that they communicate that in thread.
>>37697099Alright I'll write it out in the notes maybe tomorrow when l might fill out the form
Fuck it. I'm just going to ask for anything ass related. I love butts so much, so let's see how creative my Santa can get with them. Cause I can't think of anything else or specific to put down.
>>37697243What the fuck? How did that image get posted? I didn't attached an image...that I remember...
>>37697243>>37697249>comfy ass postCould be an image swap bug.
>>37697263That's not an image swap, as I hadn't intended to post any image at all.
>>37697243>anything ass related>poop in a box>wrap, ship, doneI'll have to eat at least 20 dollars worth of Digiornos to hit the minimum price threshold, but other than that, it sounds like an easy shopping season.
>>37697280Hmmm. Perhaps amending to include "nothing biological or otherwise biohazardous"
>>37697280That’s a very nice large Applejack plush!In New York, of all places.I guess it really is…>the big apple
>>37697312Don’t be a pussy, anon. Your generation is so ungrateful.
>>37697321t. U.S. Government and Military
>>37697312>Not wanting your Santa's DNAThe absolute state of these zoomers
>>37697324I'm not a geneticist. What would I do with their DNA?
>>37691628>how do you guys hide your power level while buying toys at a local Walmart or something?Just be super confident and don't care what other people who you'll probably never see or recognize (same goes for them) again. If you're really worried, just buy a birthday/Christmas card along with them. I used this truck a while ago when my autism flared up and the cashier didn't seem to catch on ("This will be a nice birthday gift.")
>>37697333Sell it to China?
>>37697396I don't want my own organs harvested by triad gangs.
Already buying some early supplies for santee and cardees. I'm getting so excited for this year
>>37697424What are you planning on making nonny?
>>37697399>doesn’t want free dna>doesn’t want to share his organs with the less fortunate God you’re insufferable.
>>37696943>told a mareschizo that they like stallions >got a papercut from packing cards>attempted auto-erotic asphyxiation using wrapping paper and strangled himself>tried shipping himself in a crate but starved to death due to shipping times>went to Equestria and Nurse Redheart rejected him and gave him horse anthrax instead>dehydration from licking too many stamps>stabbed with a sharped candy cane>spontaneous combustion due to being called Australian >had a mishap with packing twine and hogtied himself>got a CTE from literally bumping threads by slamming their skull on the post buttonBONUS HAPPY ENDING orgasmic overdose due to being with their horse waifu
>>37697469I really want to wow my cardees this year so they are getting something extra special. They are kind of easier to generalize for since it's all basically the same design just with slight changes for their favorite pony.Haven't thought of what I want to do for my santee yet, kind of waiting to get assigned and see what they want before going too deep on stuff for them.
>>37697607How do you make your cards? What do you usually need? How much time do you think you spend on your cards?
>>37697514name on kiwifag
>>37697637So this is only my second year but I think I have an idea of how I'll do it this year. Last year I went and did the same step for each cardee before moving on which works well enough. Depending on how much time I have this year, I really want to see how much custom stuff I can shove in for each cardee. I will for sure be doing an electronic speaking component for each one and some origami but other than that I haven't fully planned it out.Last year I spent maybe about 5 hours per card for 5 total cards though a lot of that was learning stuff to make everything.
>>37697679A five hour card is pretty cool
Any of you fags going to Trotcon this December?
>>37698294Yes indeedy.Actually concerned that my santa's gift will be delivered while I am at Trotcon and I'll have a box covered in ahegao Twilights on the front porch for four days.
Signed up. Hope this years /ss/ going to be better than the last one.
>>37698383Gonna be a great one!
>>37698453GONNA BEGONNA BE GONNA BE
>>37698479Which reminds me: This >>37697243 needs a nightcap shopped on with the line “ And Anon in his 'kerchief, and I in my cap,Had just settled our brains for a long winter's nap”At the bottom in fancy Christmas script.
Rainberry from last year /ss/, are you there? I'm not sure if that's your name as as your santee I didn't suppose to know it and I don't remember that you interacted with me under that name in the thread. But as far as I remember that that was in the letter I got (can't find it now to recheck since my room is a mess right now). I owe you an apology for not posting stuff you've sent me. This year was an awful mess for me but it's not justifying me for missing last active threads that year. Your gift made my day when I got it! Thank you and again my apologies for not posting it before.
>>37698663o hey anon, glad you're still alive!no im not your ex santa or santee, just your 2018 cardee
>>37698663Shit that nightlight is so rad.
>>37698663Nice haul; gg Santa
>>37698663Also, awesome blanket that I barely was able to fit in the photo>>37698674Well... Screw me again. That's why I remember your name. I really need to dig my paper archives to find letter from my Santa then. Hope he still around and maybe recognize his gifts.>>37698683Yeah, it is! Although I had troubles with fitting it on my shelf (too tall for it) and getting right pink color from LED controller.
Sharing some spoopy /ss/ OCs because they were shared with me and that made me smile.
>>37698510>And Anon in his kerchief>And I in my cape>Had just settled down>To a long winter's >rape
Just signed up. Should there even be cross country gift giving this year? Aren't some areas still kind of fucked in that regard?
Any Malaysian anons signing up this year? or it's just me again.>>37698706it's alright, we did some foodstuff exchange (no homo) before, it was fun.>paper archivesgood luck anon
>>37680423Did the card exchange sign up change? I remember being able to just put how many cards you wanted to sign up for, now it's a range. So if I want to send five cards, do I just have to pick between 1-5 or 5-10 and see how many I get assigned?
>>37682621Ho ho ho, Brewster! I received your holiday info from Santa Pone, so I'm your grinch-rescue officially!Do you have a fave member from the divegrass team? I would really enjoy making something 4CC related stuff, but if you want, I can stick to your preference list and choose something from that.
>>37699340Heya!Click one of the options to let me know how many you’re wanting to exchange (1-5, etc) and in the “other” option, under the mass mail option, type how many you want to exchange, if you’d like to be more clear/specific about the final number.
>>37699259Some are, but it’d be kind of rough to cancel any international exchanges just because of the exceptions. I mean, say you’re the only sign up from Norway, but there are folks in Germany willing to send; why cancel that just because the Kiwis are on lockdown?
>>37698294Yep, I wonder if we'll have any gifts exchanged there.
>>37699707That’ll be a fun time
>>37683237this is absolutely the path im taking this year, if u want to lurk and dont acknowledge my call outs, fuck you you're getting the bare minimum
>>37690739> Ho ho ho, darling!
>>37699919So this seems to quickly becoming the popular approach. And I can see the appeal: Call out your santee in thread multiple times over multiple threads... if they never even respond with a simple post then fuck 'em. They get $20 minimum effort. If they respond? Fuck yeah! Let's go, boi! If they respond AND they are a content creator?! OH LAWD HORSEMAS IS CUMMING!Sound theory. Some Anon is going to get fucked over by this at some point. Some Anon that gets called away for business or an emergency or even a mental defect that doesn't let them type out the simplest of responses because they are literally brain-damaged. They legit won't be able to post to some Mongolian jar-filing forum once a week, and they will get a bottom-tier gift because of it.You are probably right! It's probably just somebody who signed up, forgot, and is going to grinch and never participate again. In which case fuck 'em. Serves 'em right.My take has always been the same. I only get one Santee every year. I have no idea what they are going through or what their problems are. They wanted a Hearth's Warming Gift, and for all I know they will only ever get the one from me... so I am going to make is special for them. If they don't respond to me in-thread that means I can't make is The Best by catering to their specific requests, but I still try damn hard every time. I have only had 1 of 4 gifts ever posted, and that does hurt considering how hard I worked for them. But I like to think that the people that got my gifts really REALLY enjoyed them and it meant a lot to them, but for whatever reason they were unable to share.A lot of Anons might not deserve that kind of effort that you put out there for gifts. But I kind of think this holiday isn't all about getting what you deserve. It's about giving the best you can, no matter what.That's an opinion, and it could very well be wrong.
>>37700186Maybe don't use your filter name for posts like this, friendo. I like the send a card method. Send them a fast card if they haven't replied, let them know the consequences, give them an alternative contact method like a burner email, and then send them something nice but maybe don't go all out on hand crafting for the void. To each their own.
>>37700186so this is my 5th year, always have sent great gifts. Last year i even sent someone their favorite pony's SILICON PUSSY and no reply other than an email from santa saying my giftee was shadow banned and couldnt post. COOL, get fucked i guess.. So yeah im over it, no involvement? $20 ez
>>37700486I hope I get you as my Santee! Then you I can get you something amazing to make up for it!
>>37700232Yeah I reckon I’ll sort of take a version of this, but I’m the guy who sent the reminder package last year and the longer I’ve sat on it, the less I like it. Now, it worked, and I think my Santee really didn’t know about the threads and needed to be told, but in retrospect I feel like it was a little pushy of me. This year I’ve got an “Open Immediately” package ready to go on day one, and regardless of whether my Santee responds in thread or not it’s going in the mail with some basic holiday cheer the same day I get their address, and there will just be a little card in there saying “I hope I’ve already talked to you in the thread, but if not, I’d be much obliged if you came and joined the fun. That way I feel less like I’m calling them out; they’re going to get this package of extra autism no matter what, and if they need the note then it’s just a good way to deliver it.>>37700186Yeah, I can sympathize with this. Ghosting doesn’t feel nice but ultimately it’s a gift, not a transaction. If the santee has to earn it, that’s kind of missing the point. That said there’s at least one thing that I do annually as a special gift usually only for one person, and if I didn’t hear from my santee I think they wouldn’t get it in their package because I want it to have meaning to whoever gets it.
How do you guys think of cool creative gifts? What to do if not an arts & craftan fag
>>37700548I usually just get them something from their list. Then add in a few things I always give out every year. Then I usually commission a content creator to draw them something nice. Been doing this since 2015 and still don't create any of my own content.
>>37700548Stickers. Lots of stickers.
>>37700575Screw it, this post gets a sticker:For triggering a trap, making me smile, spreading Horsemas merriment, or just for a quality post you qualify for a congratulatory sticker! Let me know who you are and where to send it at email@example.com and it will go in the mail tout suite!Thanks for the holiday cheer!
>>37700575Where do you get the stickers?
>>37700548Figure out what they would like outside of pony and then ponify that.Coffee or tea drinker? Custom blends and pony coffee mug./fit/fag? Buy a pair of black dress socks, print an iron on cutie mark, iron it onto one of them, then crush a bunch of sidewalk chalk in waifu colors, dump it in and tie a knot in the sock. Boom! Stealth waifu chalk bag for weight day. Or get an oversized mason jar, put their waifu in it and fill it with protein powder.Musician? Get that sumbitch pony guitar picks.Some sort of computer wizzard? Go to a pharmacy and get a bedpan, then cover it with pony stickers so that they can wallow in their basement in style! (Or like any of the high tech pony stuff that exists out there like a butt mousepad.)/o/utist? Car decals.Straight up gay dude? Glimmer merch.Kommando? I don’t know anything about guns, but I bet there’s something rad you can do with it. Buy a pair of pistol grips and woodburn them or something. Just find out what brings them joy and incorporate pony into it. And if they are just a 24/7 shitposter, just go ham on the memes. Gotta take a holistic approach, feel those vibes, y’know go treehugger on that shit.
>>37700607Etsy probably easiest.
I am not a G5 fag but hope I get a G5 fag for ss this year to bully them by making them a one of a kind little plush of their dog horse. I'd buy them one of the new G5 toys with the moving joint wings. I'd tell them how much better G4 is on their card plastered with drawing of chad hitch. I'd draw Izzy and Pinkie holding hoofs and tell them Harmony between G4 and G5 fags will never happen.
>>37700669I like the cut of your jib, anon.
>>37700607The board's own Neighsayer recently added a couple: http://neighsayerpatches.com/. Apart from that, your best bet is probably somewhere like Etsy for a wide selection, everyone's favourite Amarezon where you're more likely to find official stuff, and Redbubble are those I know of offhand.
>>37700607Also, don't be afraid to ask artists themselves and then have some made by somewhere like Stickeryou or Vistaprint.
>>37700698Heads up m8. Your site cert is expired and has been for almost a year. I'm getting warnings trying to access it.
>>37699565It's not just the Kiwis, it's also Aussies and a lot more too
>>37700548I like to create a comfy care package that's kind of themed after their favorite pony or ponies like, say they really like Apple Jack right? Spending just a few moments thinking about stuff I personally like, looking around online, and considering a budget of less than $100 I came up with this:>apple crisps ($4)>apple green tea drink ($5)>fall apple room spray ($8)>custom printed blanket with AJ looking snuggly on it ($40-60 but can lower that with Vistaprint coupons)>a nice card with a handwritten letter calling them a faggot for liking a dirty mudponyNow they can enjoy a comfy evening with Applejack keeping them warm while the smell of apples floats off the blanket as they snack and sip tea. After the snacks are gone they still have the blanket and plenty of the room spray to enjoy again later. Obviously if you want to keep more true to the $20-25 budget you can still put together something just as nice, just replace the blanket with maybe a pillowcase instead or a small plush and find some cheaper options for the other stuff as well.
>>37700548I'm not artistic at all. Instead, what I do is utilize tech to try to make something personalized for my santee. Pic related.
>>37700809North America can still send between US, Canada, and Mexico.Euro anons can still ship to one another.Sorry your dumb island is always the hardest most inconvenient and expensive place to ship anything anon that doesn't mean the rest of us shouldn't be allowed to have fun.
>>37700828>implying I'm Kiwifag
>>37700828AfghanistanGuadeloupeNew ZealandSyriaAustraliaLaosPapua New GuineaTajikistanBhutanLibyaReunion (Bourbon)Timor-LesteBruneiMartiniqueSaint Pierre and Miquelon (Miquelon)TurkmenistanCubaMayotteSamoaYemenFrench GuianaMongoliaSouth SudanEnjoy your lack of freedom if you're on this list anons
Numbers numbers numbers!We have 118 sign-ups so far, here's a fun little graph of responses from the form! I'm so incredibly excited to make up some new Holiday IDs this year!
>>37699565You know they go through the submissions one by one so pairings do work out right?
>>37700731not that anon but i always appreciate the plug >>37700698 also site cert looks good on my site, thanks for making me aware about a potential problem tho
>>37700838As far as I can recall we've never had anyone from any of those countries participate before except NZ and AUS. Most of the anons from New Zealand and Australia are well aware by now that shipping to and from their countries is usually very difficult to accommodate as much as I try, even without the current restrictions, and it's just bad luck. We usually have very few participants from those areas and considering that some of them don't want to ship outside the country themselves it is hard to not always be pairing the same people with each other and that sucks. I'm sorry if you're a kiwi or an aussie. There's no reason why you can't still participate but your options are definitely more limited.
>>37700891>BruneiHaha, get wrecked Brunei Anons.
>>37700811What do you do when they don't have a favorite?
>>37700901pick from their list at random. If no list, use your favorite. If nobody has a best pony use Anonfilly.
>>37700838Anon most of those places don't even have internet or any idea what My Little Pony is.
>>37700901Theme the stuff around spaghetti and board memes and anything with ponies on it I include a few of whoever they wrote down as liking. If they don't have a preference then they get the Mane 6, or something based on their Holiday ID turned into OC, or Derpy because I like her and how do you not?
>>37700811That's a really good gift idea. I've had some kinds of variations of that in the past, with a "main course" gift included as well. Make sure it's 'like a full gift basket kind of thing. That'd make for an excellent gift.
>>37700841>started my application last week>still haven't submitted it cause still deciding how to word it just soSorry.
>>37700973Oh wait does it save a draft of your responses?
>>37700974Yeah, of course. What are you, a stupid or something?
>boutta mail a candy cane, knowing that it will be powder upon arrivalThere’s probably some deep philosophical shit about the inevitability of entropy or something.
>>37700973>>37700974You can submit it and then go back and edit it as many times as you want.I hope editing them doesn't do anything on Santa Pone's side like notify every single time.
>>37700979I edited mine like twice so far so I hope so too
>>37700976>>37700979Forgive me I haven't started mine
>>37700977Probably a nice comfy story in there about a pony who mails a candy cane because they love candy canes more than anything and hoping her Santee gets such a great candy cane.And then the Santee opens it up wanting nothing more than candy cane power because it's just the best in hot chocolate or on top of gingerbread or has so many other great uses.
>>37700988That’d be nice.
>>37700816That’s goddamn slick.
>be strong independent stallion living alone in a quiet little seaside town>every fall the mayor props up a sign in the square for ponies to scribble down their names for a Hearthswarming gift exchange>it started small>you barely ever took notice of it but over the years little things began to stand out>the shops and homes all decorated more and more>pegasi began taking more care with the weather, crafting delicate snowflakes and bringing the perfect amount of powdery snowfall for fillies to play in and loving couples to stroll under>earth ponies set up a holiday market full of stalls selling the most fragrant baked goods>unicorns crafted magical light displays that turned the town into a picturesque wonderland>tourism grew>last year you're pretty sure you even saw a real kirin!>and had the mayor always visited the beach this much in winter? >every year your curiosity grew until finally, this year, you found yourself standing in the square looking up at that sign wondering if you were really going to go through with it this time>maybe it would be...fun>maybe you would make friends...What do you think? Do you want to join us?
>>37700841>>37700973I know that feel, anon.
>>37701172Maybe, but just not today maybe
>>37701172Imagine the feel when you don't participate and never receive your waifu in a jar.
>>37698294+1 for trotcon
>>37701172>>37701181>maybe, but just not today maybe. >six years living here and you barely spoke to anyone more than what was necessary>you didn't know any of these ponies, or these tourists, how could you expect any of them to care whether you joined or not>how could you expect any of them to get you a gift, especially when you barely had the means to give one yourself>you were content just watching it's what you were best at anyway>you turned away from the sign, your anxiety overcoming you"Oh! Stoic, right?>a feminine voice chimed out like a bell>frantically you looked around and there she was beside you, a tiny mare with a soft smile and shining eyes looking up at you>had she been there the whole time?>yes, Stoic. Stoic Saddleside. That was your name but... who was she?"Are you gonna do the gift exchange this year? It always looks so fun but I'm so busy with the cafe I never end up making time.">Oh. That's how you know her. >every Tuesday you like to get a carrot muffin at the corner cafe. They're half off on Tuesdays. >you think maybe she works the register?>you never really look at the staff. >"I'm not...I don't want to do it.""Oh.">her smile droops a little"Yeah I guess I don't really have time this year either.">your stomach starts to hurt. You feel awkward. >her mane looks too soft>her eyes are too big>she smells like the carrot muffins you like>you mumble a combination sorry and goodbye and start walking away>you get halfway out of the square and look back>the mare is still in the same spot, looking at the sign, but you don't dwell on it
>>37701274Thanks. I might write more another time if I can and if people enjoy it.
>>37701426Maybe a different town that Santa Pone visits but is less well known in since the mayor is the one organizing things, but they visit the beach often in winter so they probably talk and get help from / report to shark during the holiday when she passes through. I don't know the neighborhood stories very well to be honest.
>>37701462Well the cheer does go all around Equestria after all, hence the expansion
>>37700841WOOOOOOO! Let’s go bitches!
>>37701357 I don't understand why this is hurting more than it should. It's as if you've slipped a dagger between my ribs when I wasn't looking
>>37700841that's a nice number of newcomers.
>>37701593How many giftgivers were there last year? I heard the number 300 being thrown around, and if this ratio of newcomers to oldfags continues, that would mean we're up for around 450 purveyors of cheer this year.
>>37700973Awright, awright awright. It's in now finally. I hope my Santa does have a genuinely "fun" time procuring or creating my gift. I think they'll find that it's BUTT-er than usual.
>>37701601Honestly, I don't remember. Santa Pone would probably be a better target for that question.
>>37701601Nah it was like 250, bout the same as previous year.
>>37701563It's ok anon eat a carrot muffin and feel better
>>37698294>requiring vaccination for entryfucking gay and jewish
I'm both really excited and nervous about this secret santa. I've never been in one before, let alone sent a package out somewhere, but after lurking around everyone seems real nice ^:)I'm sure this'll be real fun
>>37701827You are a gay
>>37683237>I also plan to send $20 worth of actual spaghetti to my assignment if they dont lurk/post.Jokes on you faggot
I was a Grinch last year so I'm not going to sign up, but can I just buy someone something on Amazon if they get Grinched this year? I am remorseful.
>>37701880Why did you grinch?
>>37701931because he's a fagget anon
oh fuck bros I’m so nervous I’ve shipped things before so that’s not a worry I just don’t want to disappoint the person I get…I’d definitely put thought into it, I would draw some VERY shitty art because I’m a bad artist What about making a hand drawn animated .gif of their favorite pony along with buying them a custom made blanket? (Stole blanket idea from an anon earlier)That’s just an idea, trying to come up with some stuff I also wanna get like a stuffed pony and put a voice box in it with pre recorded phrases like “hallo horsefucker” or something idk I’m not funny at all
>>37702162Just calm down, wait until your assignment, and just give a heartfelt gift. I'm sure they'll like it as long as you put in effort.
>>37702169Thank you for the Trixie gifgod I love Trixie so much bros deep breaths…
>>37701880Talk to Santa. I think grinches actually are allowed to join the anti grinch squad as penance. Or I could be remembering wrong.
>>37702162A custom gif would be very cool. You’re going to do great, anon; don’t worry so much that it messes up your season.
Does Santa Pone have a kind of reliability ranking for participants? Like a scoring system ranking people who reliably send their gifts and communicate with their Santa and Santee, etc.
>>37702202>Yelp reviews for santees
>>37702202I can’t imagine that she does, tracking grinches already relies on self reporting; tracing success rates and communication across 200+anons year after would be full time work. I assume she just knows a few notable namefags if someone has been grinched in the past and needs “guaranteed” engagement, but even that’s probably a lot of extra time.
>>37702205>>37702207I just figure there would be at least a handful of names or emails that she recognizes from seeing multiple times over the years, and kind of categorizing them in a reliable or not reliable space, if not explicitly and written, then just subconsciously sorted.
>>377022020/5 everyone is a faggotwould not gift again
>>37702247>he doesn't know
>>37702268Hmm? What am I lacking in awareness, Anon?
>>37702279She's a beautiful sexy sharkIWTCISP
>>37702202>>37702207>>37702210There's actually a tracking system for richfags and craftfags and a set of secret phrases that you can add to the "additional information" box to get guaranteed assignments to different levels of santas.
>>37699414Wooo! I would love anything 4cc related. I'm bad at picking favorites but Crotchtits, Derpy Hooves, Choose Your Own Autism and >rape are definitely up there.I'm also an avid follower of the Friendship Association Games and particularly root for /csgu/ and /oc/. I like pretty much all of their rosters. Also checking my already have list is a bit out of date in terms of 4cc things. I have since acquired rest of the jerseys for /mlp/, the challenge coin as well as the patch of the 4cc logo and hi anon!
>>37702282>IWTCISPI Want To Cuddle, Intensely, Santa Pone
>>37702285Use promo code PEANUT20 at checkout to receive 20 Peanut Dolls.
>>37702376Any other teams you root for if /mlp/ isn't playing?
>>37702473/s4s/ /k/ and /i/ top 3 non mlp teams
>>37701172>>37701357Nice and comfy green. I can't wait to see where it goes.
>>37702393Jesus Christ why?
>>37702285What’s the code to get assigned a Santa who will send you their cum?
>>37702734Sorry, but you have to kindly ask your Santa in the thread...
>>37702734Most will do that anyway, so it's not a tracked category
>>37702180Used to be the road to redemption
>>37701880Who was your Santee that you grinched?
>>37702848))new theard wherg?
Santa is your PO Box alive yet?
New Bread>>37703223New Bread>>37703223New Bread>>37703223New Bread>>37703223(Missed Trips Edition)
>>37701880If you grinched you can still participate in cards (3 max) as a probationary period and you can certainly help send extra cheer to get back into good standing. Everybody deserves a second chance. Feel free to email me about it.>>37702202No. I recognize a lot of the names and info of participants especially after some of them have been participating for so long but it's more like as I see certain submissions come through I get a happy familiar feeling and think "Oh! ___ is back yay!" or "___ was so funny last year I'm glad they're here again" or "___ oh they got grinched last year I'm so glad it didn't make them quit". That kind of stuff. I don't rank people but there are a few people I have gotten to know fairly well through this who I talk to year round and I do rely on them more.>>37703182Yes I kept the same one from last year open.