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Title: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: on October 31, 2013, 06:17:55 PM
YOU KNEW IT WAS COMING

(http://i.imgur.com/g44FGAd.jpg)

IT'S TIME FOR THE ONE, THE ONLY,
(http://i.imgur.com/RnRlN2R.gif)(http://i.imgur.com/RnRlN2R.gif) DIRTY SANTA EXTRAVAGANZA.
(http://i.imgur.com/RnRlN2R.gif)(http://i.imgur.com/RnRlN2R.gif[/img/RnRlN2R.gif)

SAME AS LAST YEAR, AND THE YEAR BEFORE.
IN THE SPIRIT OF SAINT ARC, LET THE FESTIVITIES BEGIN!
(http://i.imgur.com/qsDJecF.jpg?1)

You sign up, in THIS THREAD. But then, what do you do Miss Lyrai?
After posting in this thread, send me a PM! Here is a Handy Dandy format with all the required info!

NAME:
FULL SHIPPING ADDRESS:
NATION OF ORIGIN & CAN YOU SHIP INTERNATIONALLY
IN ONCE OR IN TWICE?
WHAT DO YOU LIKE/ALREADY HAVE
WHAT DO YOU DISLIKE/DON'T WANT/ARE ALLERGIC TO

On BLACK FRIDAY - The day AFTER THANKSGIVING (Or thereabouts, factoring in family trips and shopping), our talented crew will take all of the names and mix & match them up! You're getting a gift, but you don't know who from!


And you know what you do by Christmas, once you get your names? You SEND THOSE BOXES OUT! Draw some dinos on them! Make a mail-friendly notation that this is from your BRONTO SANTA.

(http://i.imgur.com/zb6xy.jpg)
EVERY CHRISTMAS, YOU'RE THE STRONGEST
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: on October 31, 2013, 06:18:01 PM
Our Talented Crew, btw:
(http://i.imgur.com/LHzsa26.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/fy4SSSs.jpg)

Also, IN
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Ted Belmont on October 31, 2013, 09:49:54 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/jpkdcyp.jpg)

IN.
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: jsnlxndrlv on October 31, 2013, 11:39:47 PM
In this year.
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Beat Bandit on October 31, 2013, 11:44:48 PM
I must be a city in Ireland, because I'm Dubl-in.

also something something there's a river
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Brentai on November 01, 2013, 03:36:26 PM
In for one (1).
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Zaratustra on November 02, 2013, 10:35:29 AM
ok sure in
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Büge on November 02, 2013, 10:59:03 AM
Do I dare...?
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Mongrel on November 02, 2013, 11:06:35 AM
Do I dare...?

He who dares, wins.
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Kayma on November 02, 2013, 12:09:09 PM
I'm in.
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Stush on November 02, 2013, 03:43:10 PM
I'll do one!
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Zach on November 05, 2013, 09:03:04 AM
Yes yes yes.
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Dogstar on November 05, 2013, 09:19:59 PM
I'm in for 3 and hopefully this year I'll have a nice surprise to add to the batch!
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: on November 06, 2013, 05:43:07 AM
You're in for two.
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: MarsDragon on November 06, 2013, 11:25:48 AM
What the hell, why not.
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: on November 11, 2013, 09:20:19 PM
Still need a few people to send me their info.

Even if you've sent it in the past for previous Dirty Santas, send it again - having the PM's all clumped up makes it so much easier.
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: on November 15, 2013, 08:19:03 AM
Dogstar and Brentai, still need your infos.

Anyone else who wants to join, there's still time! Thanksgiving is the 28th.
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Beat Bandit on November 15, 2013, 12:27:14 PM
Everyone who doesn't join is literally ruining Christmas.
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Mongrel on November 15, 2013, 12:28:43 PM
Everyone who doesn't join is literally ruining Christmas.

::(:
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Stush on November 16, 2013, 11:28:56 AM
Christmas Status: Nearly Literally Ruined
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Mongrel on November 16, 2013, 12:49:09 PM
Ahhh, I just don't want to cram more junk into this place. I can Brontochristmas vicariously through Buge.
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Ted Belmont on November 16, 2013, 02:08:45 PM
But the whole point of Dirty Santa is to cram your junk into someone else's place, and get someone else's junk crammed into your place in return!
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Mongrel on November 16, 2013, 02:15:42 PM
Yeah, but I just give my extra stuff to Buge to send out with his pack.
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Büge on November 16, 2013, 02:25:33 PM
Okay, okay, I'm in.
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Royal☭ on November 16, 2013, 02:43:36 PM
Everyone who doesn't join is literally ruining Christmas.

Wha.. duh... this can't stand.

(http://www.barnorama.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/gift.jpg)

I volunteer as tribute
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Mongrel on November 16, 2013, 03:12:19 PM
Okay, okay, I'm in.

Wait, I thought you were in already?! :duhbuhhuh?:
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Mothra on November 17, 2013, 05:54:15 AM
I'm in.
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: on November 27, 2013, 01:34:45 PM
deadline extended to this  Sunday due to out of town issues
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: on December 01, 2013, 08:43:19 PM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_adQFJxToEyc/TQ8_FFR86bI/AAAAAAAABOM/B4pnolOKoNs/s1600/AniSanta_Kumom.jpg)

Addresses Deployed.
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Roger on December 02, 2013, 02:12:01 PM
Wario - Oh, I Missed (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuuGje9EdU8#)
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Kayma on December 04, 2013, 06:19:18 PM
Holy shit; I barely even realized I got my address PM when I find a packaged delivered gently by Arc and addressed to Kayma on my doorstep. Wowie zowie
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: on December 04, 2013, 08:30:33 PM
ARC LIVES.
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Büge on December 04, 2013, 11:30:40 PM
Pics or it didn't happen.
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Zaratustra on December 05, 2013, 11:25:44 AM
I'll try to ship mine tomorrow: I'm not sure how long UK-US takes so [PERSON] may have to wait a bit.
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Zach on December 08, 2013, 12:49:50 PM
(http://i41.tinypic.com/fpch2h.jpg)
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Kayma on December 08, 2013, 02:13:00 PM
that is amazinggggggggg
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Beat Bandit on December 09, 2013, 02:28:12 AM
Finally had a chance to pull out and sort junk for boxes.

Looks like I have next year covered, too.
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: MarsDragon on December 09, 2013, 10:52:23 AM
FISSION MAILED

And as a note to my Dirty Santa, I won't be around Dec 19th-Jan 1st. I have a hold on my mail so it's all right to send it, just make sure whatever you send can stand up to sitting around in a post office for a couple weeks.
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Mothra on December 10, 2013, 09:56:29 AM
Aaaand sent.
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Dogstar on December 11, 2013, 12:28:08 PM
Sent mine a couple days ago - brained out on mentioning it, though. Two very large boxes on their way across the country.
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: on December 11, 2013, 01:02:23 PM
Sent my box, checked the mail, received my box.
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Mothra on December 11, 2013, 01:33:19 PM
Oh, forgot to mention, yeah, I got mine in a few days ago, safe and sound.
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Zach on December 12, 2013, 04:48:08 PM
I moved. I told Lyrai. Maybe Lyrai told Santa.

I'll have a box full of post-move funtimes out sometime next week.

Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: on December 12, 2013, 07:26:33 PM
Santa has been informed and acknowledged that the package will be sent to the new address.
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Beat Bandit on December 17, 2013, 01:40:41 AM
Two packages out.

I only ended up sending about half of what I intended to when I limited myself to the large flat shipping boxes. If mine seem light compared to the rest of the crowd my matches may be getting valentine's follow-ups or something.

Also confirmation of my package arriving at my Christmas destination. Though my mom is a bit freaked out by the 'warning: contains ethel alcohol' markings.
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Zaratustra on December 17, 2013, 05:09:47 AM
I didn't send much on mine either because I have no attic and int'l shipping costs are a pain. Which ashames me since I just received Mothra's package and it's a lunker. Photos forthcoming.
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Mothra on December 17, 2013, 05:32:38 AM
Yeah I probably should've sent like, half of that, but I forgot about international shipping until I was at the post office, at which point the Christmas spirit flooded through my veins like a freshly-cooked batch of krokodil.

MERRY CHRISTMAS
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Brentai on December 17, 2013, 08:34:19 AM
And yet you could fit two of my package in a shoebox.

I might have to sit out next year because for the past few years my package has been gradually shrinking and it's making me self-conscious.
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Zach on December 17, 2013, 12:27:25 PM
I could mail you a box of junk stuff comic books, Brentai. Then you'd have years of presents!

Also: package sent. There are no dinosaurs on the outside, but it should be obvious what it's about.
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Lady Duke on December 18, 2013, 05:18:42 AM
Extra dirty santa box is go.
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Ted Belmont on December 22, 2013, 06:03:15 AM
Sent mine yesterday. If it doesn't arrive in time, I'm sorry for ruining Christmas. :;_;:
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Beat Bandit on December 22, 2013, 04:57:22 PM
forgot to mention my second box arrived. both mine should be there tomorrow if not already.
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Zaratustra on December 23, 2013, 03:07:34 AM
I'm going to be off between 24 and 31, so I'm torn between doing the unwrapping now or in January.
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Mothra on December 23, 2013, 05:03:29 AM
Now
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Zaratustra on December 23, 2013, 07:58:15 AM
Well all right.

(http://i.imgur.com/koOLFSeh.jpg)

Goodness me, an incredibly heavy package from foreign lands. What could it be?

(http://i.imgur.com/K9Xdz4j.jpg)

It's an incredible CULTURAL CORNUCOPIA carefully tiled into a package that's what it is.

(http://i.imgur.com/Isn9y07h.jpg)

The note appears to be some sort of FAN FICTION that details the inner life of this "Mothra" person and their dreams for the distant future where comic superstars VENOM and AGENT X are but a distant memory.

(http://i.imgur.com/jXohCXth.jpg)

 :nyoro~n:

(http://i.imgur.com/TLS12ulh.jpg)

The full load of swag. It includes:


Now, any of these items could provide hours of entertainment, but they do not compare to the STAR TREK MULTIMEDIA EXPERIENCE also included:

(http://i.imgur.com/ZMsS7YKh.jpg)

That's right, a book, a comic AND a MANGA (japanese comic). I plan to read the three at the same time so as to fully immerse myself in the STAR TREK EXPERIENCE.

(http://i.imgur.com/1Q6XiAGh.jpg)

i have NO IDEA who this is. it is telling me that i must share no more secrets. i must go now.
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Mothra on December 23, 2013, 08:10:20 AM
That is a beaver Zara
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Mongrel on December 23, 2013, 08:13:33 AM
Oh man, I think that issue of Preacher "One man's war" used to be mine. :glee:
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Mothra on December 23, 2013, 08:14:49 AM
Oh man, I think that issue of Preacher "One man's war" used to be mine. :glee:

Yup! Both it and the Savage Sword of Conan are from Buge, a year or so back. Both are amazing.
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Niku on December 23, 2013, 09:46:25 AM
the postmortal is a fuckin rad book
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Ocksi on December 23, 2013, 03:16:44 PM
It really is one of the best books I've read in the last few years. I'm sad Mothra gave it away and didn't keep it to read whenever he feels down
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Mothra on December 23, 2013, 03:29:28 PM
the postmortal is a fuckin rad book
It really is one of the best books I've read in the last few years. I'm sad Mothra gave it away and didn't keep it to read whenever he feels down
(the joke is that I found it to be one of the most depressing goddamn books I've ever read)

I originally picked it up when Ocksi described the plot and gave it a rec. I mean, I loved it, but holy god it is sad.

I mentioned it to Zara in chat a month or so back, and he sounded interested. Apparently over there, in the UK, it's called "The End Specialist" and has this cover:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-yOelTzSRgts/Tk14Z1n3lUI/AAAAAAAADsQ/B8WNQ5hQxyE/s1600/End+Specialist.jpg)

So basically if I ever bought another copy, I'm buying the UK version.
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Niku on December 23, 2013, 04:47:39 PM
Oh yeah, it's bleak as hell, but it's told really smartly and extrapolates some super interesting stuff out of its premise.  Which is also why I really want to read This Is How You Die.  I thought Machine of Death was a clever enough anthology but a lot of the stories hit the same points; by all accounts, the sequel is wildly creative.

more books about interesting spins on future death prevention / prediction plz
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Büge on December 24, 2013, 02:35:37 AM
Yup! Both it and the Savage Sword of Conan are from Buge, a year or so back. Both are amazing.

And I.Q, you... moderator. :I
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: on December 24, 2013, 07:29:19 PM
POST 'EM (http://brontoforum.us/index.php?topic=6953.msg267707#msg267707)
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Brentai on December 25, 2013, 11:14:02 AM
I'm sure my recipient is already expecting this, but the package is at the local carrier's office; not being delivered because the carrier is watching what's going on out there and going NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Beat Bandit on December 26, 2013, 02:43:28 PM
Ted's package: get!

...

two hours after I left my mom's. Maybe pictures sometime next month?
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: on December 26, 2013, 03:15:29 PM
Buge -> Stush
Mothra -> Zara
Royal -> Dogstar
Beat Bandit -> Royal
Beat Bandit -> Ted Skelemont
Dogstar -> Kayma
Dogstar -> Mothra
Brentai -> Buge
Ted Skelemont -> Beat Bandit
Stush -> Brentai
Zach -> Beat Bandit
Marsdragon -> Lyrai
Kayma -> Marsdragon
Zara -> Newbie
jsnlxndrlv -> Dogstar
jsnlxndrlv -> Zach
Lyrai -> jsnlxndrlv
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Brentai on December 26, 2013, 03:55:45 PM
Proud to be a member of the Buge-Stush-Brentai Isosceles Lock.
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Lottel on December 26, 2013, 04:18:53 PM
Get t-shirts made and then take forever to ship them.
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Ocksi on December 26, 2013, 08:36:15 PM
Impossible. If you checked my tumblr, you'd know I already shipped it.
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Zaratustra on December 27, 2013, 10:06:53 AM
shit I shipped this EXPEDITE
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Dogstar on December 27, 2013, 10:44:41 PM
Yeah I haven't seen either of mine yet but I continue to have hope.
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Mothra on December 28, 2013, 02:14:19 AM
I got yours in, and I've got pics, I just haven't arranged them into a post yet.

SOON
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Ted Belmont on January 03, 2014, 02:58:51 PM
Thanks to the magic of Beat's package(:ohmy:), I have reunited with an old friend, damn near doubled my Genesis library(with a significant increase in overall quality), and learned Rikku's terrifying secret. Pics forthcoming as soon as I can find my camera(or give up and just use my cell phone).
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Brentai on January 03, 2014, 03:43:30 PM
:ohmy:

Rikku's terrifying secret
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Kayma on January 07, 2014, 04:16:49 PM
hi! I'm the worst. Still trying to hunt down Arc so I can stuff him in this USPS flat rate box.
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: jsnlxndrlv on January 07, 2014, 06:42:24 PM
OH SHIT THIS IS THE THREAD I SHOULD HAVE POSTED IN

Good evening, friends!

My Santa duties have gone somewhat neglected because, while I thought I'd assembled a worthy selection of gifts for my chaps, the remarkable contents of the two packages I received combined with the startling revelations contained within this thread made me begin to second-guess myself. I wound up scouring my residence for overlooked treasures, as well as the homes of a few overburdened friends. Tomorrow, I mail two packages to two neglected little brontoforumites, and then I shall post the great unveiling of the gifts which I have received from Zaratustra and someone who did a very good job of concealing their identity, as I couldn't find a note or name in the second package. So: thanks again, I'm sorry, and let's look forward to a happy Christmas post-script!
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Zaratustra on January 07, 2014, 09:33:59 PM
oh whew.
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: on January 07, 2014, 11:41:29 PM
(I am the identity hider. I posted the matchlist a few posts up)
Title: Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
Post by: Zach on January 08, 2014, 06:17:57 AM
Good evening, friends!

My Santa duties have gone somewhat neglected because, while I thought I'd assembled a worthy selection of gifts for my chaps, the remarkable contents of the two packages I received combined with the startling revelations contained within this thread made me begin to second-guess myself. I wound up scouring my residence for overlooked treasures, as well as the homes of a few overburdened friends. Tomorrow, I mail two packages to two neglected little brontoforumites, and then I shall post the great unveiling of the gifts which I have received from Zaratustra and someone who did a very good job of concealing their identity, as I couldn't find a note or name in the second package. So: thanks again, I'm sorry, and let's look forward to a happy Christmas post-script!

Ohboy! Christmas II!