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Mockery Nov 24th, 2007 06:46 PM


Originally Posted by saltshakermaniac (Post 512229)
I want to get in on this, sounds like fun. I'll have the picture up latter today the e-mail with my info will sent out latter as well.

You have to mail out a real letter too since you're a new user, and I haven't even received your PM yet so I can send you the mailing address. You'd better jump on that fast or you won't be able to make the deadline this year.


Originally Posted by Dauss (Post 512233)
Seems like I'll have to pull out this year. I can't arrange for a camera, and I'm moving next week, so I'll have no time. Sorry for being a nuisance, I'll come back next year with my own camera. Have a nice time playing this year guys. :D

No problemo, we'll see you next year for the event, and you can still enjoy all the posts that people make this year even if you're not an actual participant.


Originally Posted by Jixby Phillips (Post 512147)


saltshakermaniac Nov 24th, 2007 08:22 PM

Sorry i looked at the picture i had up and my name was not on it theres the new one, kinnda blurrie i know

Vila Nov 24th, 2007 09:33 PM

I put Rush on the RL letter and mailed it today so I hope it gets there on time. Out of my hands and it's now a part of 'the system'.

saltshakermaniac Nov 24th, 2007 10:29 PM

The letters in the mail now, if I'll send another one rush on monday when the post office opens. I might have better luck with that

AlliSabbah Nov 25th, 2007 02:02 AM

So far witht he new user with new user thing its not too hard to guess who Im going to end up with. :) Hopefully some more people will get confirmed soon so its actually a "secret" Santa. Hee hee hee.

JackSchmidtKnifeThrower Nov 25th, 2007 02:46 AM

FINALLY! Ill try to make it bigger...
[IMG/]http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z...g?t=1195977965[/IMG]See....Thats all it will do, Tiny, or Horrendously large.... DOES THIS WORK? Or does it have to be absoloutely perfect? By the way, Mockery, I have mailed my test letter, and sent my PM, posted the pic, Is there anything I am missing?

MarioRPG Nov 25th, 2007 09:29 AM

Is your finger a barbeque lighter?

Mockery Nov 25th, 2007 02:13 PM

JackSchmidtKnifeThrower, yeah those pics are fine. Thanks for posting 'em.

MarioRPG, no that's a Freddy glove.

JackSchmidtKnifeThrower Nov 25th, 2007 10:04 PM

Sweet. Glad you recognized it.

Oh and AWESOME avatar, MarioRPG.

Captain PirateFace Nov 26th, 2007 03:16 AM

My Picture Yo!
Here is my picture baby!


Originally Posted by Mockery (Post 511492)


It's that time of year again. Time for I-Mockery's 3rd annual Secret Santa Event! This is the commemorative holiday event in which Mockers leave their computers for a few minutes to send ZANY and HILARIOUS gifts to other Mockers at random, who then post the results of the exchange on the forums in this thread. Then the Mockers who sent out gifts will receive gifts of their own to post on the forums. What this holiday commemorates exactly is lost to history, but tradition is tradition, and if there's anything internet addicts hate, it's change. So are you ready to send gifts to and receive gifts from people who, in all likeliness, are complete strangers? You bet you are!

So here's how it works: You sign yourself up in this thread. On or around November 27th, you will be PMed with the name of the Mocker whom you will be SENDING A GIFT TO. You should NOT share this information with anyone else. You will then buy a present with this person in mind - if you don't know anything about this person, don't worry about it, just buy something you think would be fun for just about anybody to receive and post pictures of. Make this a good present, but don't spend too much on it (between $15 and $20 USD, not including shipping costs). Send them their present WITH YOUR FORUM NAME IN THERE SOMEWHERE by December 5th. Shortly thereafter, you will receive a present from your very own Secret Santa! Take pictures of your gifts, import or scan 'em in, upload them, and share them with us by posting them this thread by December 20th. Feel free to create a fun story about your gifts with the photos. During this time, you should also buckle yourself up for jingle bells of jubilation.

Also, when you do post the pictures of the gifts you receive, we strongly encourage you to make a story/adventure out of it just like we've done in previous years. But at the very least, you should post photos of all the gifts you received along with your thoughts on them.

If you want to SIGN YOURSELF UP, you must do so by MAKING A POST IN THIS THREAD BY NOVEMBER 27th.

By signing, you agree to the following terms and conditions:
Signing represents a contract. If you fail to uphold your end of the contract, you will be permanently banned from the forums, and possibly tracked down and sodomized.

You MUST observe all deadlines and follow all of the instructions.

You MUST spend the required amount of $15 - $20 on the gift for your recipient. This amount does not include any shipping charges.

You MUST have a working camera (buy a disposable digital camera if you don't own a regular digital camera) and some means by which to transfer the images to your computer and upload them for others to see. We've been lenient about posting photos in the past, but there's no reason why anybody wouldn't have access to take a picture and post it on the web these days, so you will be banned if you fail to post your photos by the deadline unless you received your gifts late. If that happens, contact us and we'll work something out for you so you can post your photos a few days later.

If you want to be lame and make/build something, that's fine and dandy, but please keep the spending minimum in mind and throw some other goodies in there. If you think parents really like it when their kids give them a crayon drawing as a present, you're wrong. DEAD wrong. If you're making something, we strongly suggest sending it in addition to the $15 - $20 worth of gifts that you buy for the person. Your mailing address CANNOT be a P.O. Box. No gifts will be sent to P.O. boxes nor will anyone with a P.O box as a mailing address be allowed to participate in the Secret Santa event.


To prevent misuse, any member who has been registered and active with these forums for less than a year MUST do the following:

1. Provide a picture of themselves with a sign that says both "I-MOCKERY SECRET SANTA 2007" along with their message forum name/name in plain view.

2. Post this picture in this thread for all to see.

3. Send a PM to Mockery, who will then provide you with a mailing address for you to send a test/verification letter to. (the sooner you do this, the better)

4. Send a test letter to Mockery at the mailing address he provides you with. The letter needs to include your full name, return mailing address and your name here on the I-Mockery forums.

These steps are necessary to verify that you have a working camera and the motivation to get your ass to a post office.

The cutoff date for SIGNUPS is November 27th.

The cutoff date for SENDING GIFTS is December 5th.


You should probably observe federal law regarding what can and cannot be mailed.

You MUST send your gift via Priority mail or your country's equivalent to avoid delays in people receiving their gifts.

You MUST purchase a tracking number with your transaction. If your package is not received within a week, you will need this information to prove that it wasn't your fault.

Do NOT send a PM or email to the person who you are sending a gift to in an attempt to let them know that you're their Secret Santa. It's called "Secret" Santa for a reason, people.

You MUST take photos of all the items you receive and post them on them in this Secret Santa thread no later than December 20th, 2007.

You MUST post some comments so everybody knows what you thought about the gifts you received. Creating a fun holiday story with your photos is also recommend, but not a requirement.

If it's getting close to the posting deadline and you still haven't received your own Secret Santa gift package (say by roughly December 15th) please send a PM to Mockery so your Secret Santa gift sender can be contacted to see what the hold up is.


You can still participate in this event, but we will do our best to pair you up with somebody else who lives outsite of the U.S. as well. This is to avoid one person getting stuck with higher shipping charges. However, if we have an odd number of foreign participants, we'll obviously have one person who has to send his/her gifts out of the country. But hey, it's all part of the Secret Santa game and we expect everybody to live up to their end of the deal and not squabble over petty things like a few additional bux for shipping.

CURRENT PARTICIPANTS: (all approved unless noted otherwise)

-AlliSabbah (confirmation letter received. user has been approved)
-Seven Force
-J. Tithonus Pednaud
-JackSchmidtKnifeThrower (photo posted, awaiting confirmation letter)
-aj2217 (confirmation letter received. user has been approved)
-HungryWantBiddy (awaiting photos, pm and confirmation letter)
-Thanos (awaiting photos, pm and confirmation letter)
-Captain PirateFace (awaiting photos, pm and confirmation letter)
-Jixby Phillips
-Vila (photo posted, awaiting confirmation letter)
-saltshakermaniac (photo posted, awaiting confirmation letter)

Once your name appears on the participants list above, please send an email to santa@i-mockery.com which includes the following information:

-Your Full Name
-Your Full Mailing Address
-Your Name/Alias here on the I-Mockery Message Forums
-Your Age

This information is ONLY being collected so we can assign somebody to send you your Secret Santa gifts. It will NOT be used to send you junk mail or add you to any mailing lists.

If you have any questions about the Secret Santa event, please post them here in this thread and one of the moderators will answer your question as soon as possible.

Zomboid Nov 26th, 2007 03:27 AM

Good thing you quoted that. I'd be lost had you not.

HungryWantBiddy Nov 26th, 2007 09:47 AM

ditto. reminds me of something I would do :)

Dr. Boogie Nov 26th, 2007 02:33 PM

Count me in.

noob3 Nov 26th, 2007 04:51 PM

hey draw a sidewalk wants to join, she'll send the email confirm for BOTH OF US (same address for both us just like last year)

she wants to be paired with a vet, and she wants a girl (if she can get one, she thinks it a girl will be easier to shop for as she was unpleased shopping for hickman last year :lol)

email coming soon (later tonight when she gets off work)

Mockery Nov 26th, 2007 05:07 PM


Originally Posted by noob3 (Post 512464)
hey draw a sidewalk wants to join, she'll send the email confirm for BOTH OF US (same address for both us just like last year)

she wants to be paired with a vet, and she wants a girl (if she can get one, she thinks it a girl will be easier to shop for as she was unpleased shopping for hickman last year :lol)

email coming soon (later tonight when she gets off work)

"Draw A Sidewalk" can join when she posts here herself. And you both need to send separate emails because that's how I'm keeping track of all this shit. Furthermore, she'll get paired with a vet (if she signs up in time) since she participated before, but I'm not taking any other requests as far as who gets paired up with who. This is a "secret" santa event after all. So if she can't deal with being paired up with a guy (which is more likely to happen) then she should prolly sit this one out.

MarioRPG Nov 26th, 2007 05:14 PM


Originally Posted by Mockery (Post 512465)
"Draw A Sidewalk" can join when she posts here herself.

I remember the exact same thing happened last year. It's almost the deadline! :domo

Mockery Nov 26th, 2007 05:15 PM

So do I. It's lame :domo

Fathom Zero Nov 26th, 2007 05:54 PM

Whoops, forgot to post here.

Anywho, I've got a camera this year. Hold up a bit for the photos, I've gotta find the damn thing.

draw a sidewalk Nov 26th, 2007 11:03 PM

shopping for hickman was fun, i want to be in again this year!

Mockery Nov 27th, 2007 02:21 AM

good, you made it :picklehat

love the avatar btw.

JackSchmidtKnifeThrower Nov 27th, 2007 03:53 PM

Off topic, but How did you get the 'Pickleman' smiley?

On topic, you said "but I'm not taking any other requests as far as who gets paired up with who. This is a "secret" santa event after all." but Would it be possible to not be paired with someone outside of the U.S.? The only reason I say that is, I would have trouble shipping it. Sorry.

MLE Nov 27th, 2007 05:49 PM

He already mentioned that he's trying to pair people up at least on the same continents.

Fathom Zero Nov 27th, 2007 10:33 PM

That's going to be quite a feat, considering there's like seven of them and stuff.

Vila Nov 28th, 2007 01:39 AM

Let me know if my RL letter dosent get there on time will ya?

AlliSabbah Nov 28th, 2007 12:22 PM

Just a sittin here waitin eagerly to go shopping. Well as soon asI figure out who or what Im buying for. :)

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