How's everyone's Halloween? Good, eh?
We had a terrible thunderstorm in Dos Palos for a good while, and I even witnessed a crazy spin-out from a car making a hard left turn in the neighborhood.
Thank god no one was hurt, or even the trick-or-treaters, because that was just insane.
Anyways, the Secret Santa sign-ups begin, our third annual edition. If you're not familiar with the game, I suggest clicking this wikipedia link for the general idea: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secret_S…
Basically how it works is like this. After an even number of participants sign-up (minimum is eight), my friend will exchange notes between those who did and randomly select who will be giving gifts to whom. No one is to share who's giving gifts to whom, it's best to be surprised! Whatever kind of gift you want to give to that person can be anything at all, be it a drawing, a poem, a form of writing like a fan-fic or something, an animation, whichever you prefer. (if you don't want to do either of these things, you can probably even commission a gift to someone. While I don't encourage it, maybe it might welcome others to join, amongst good friends)
Before Christmas we all visit this journal and exchange our gifts by posting them here, which is around December 20th. You basically have a month and a half to come up with someone.
The real reason I did this is to allow others to make new friends by getting to know the people they're doing the gift for, especially if it's someone they don't know. You can see what they like and offer to get them something. It's a really pleasant thing to do and it makes the experience on deviantArt pretty unique.
That said, here are the sign-ups. I'm starting at ten for start, but will bump it down to eight if need be.