Non-active watchers are welcome to participate too! I know some people just delete my stuff from their inboxes considering I make a lot of annoying journals, but try to actually read this. The more participants, the better! It'll be ~*fun*~!
So since the holidays are coming up and things like these take time to plan, I was thinking that maybe all of my lovely watchers (because I have so many e_e) would possibly like to do a secret santa-y thing~? I will also be participating in this, so who knows? I might be your secret Santa! ;D
Here's how it would work:
Non-watchers who stumble across this journal are free to participate as well!
Everyone who wants to participate must be not only a gift receiver, but a gift giver!
I know not everyone that watches me is good at art. Some of my friends have talents that lay (lie?) in photography and writing.
If you want to participate, favorite this journal. This isn't for publicity! It's so I can assign a number to each of you, which will be how I assign who you will be a secret Santa for.
If I get enough people, I will make a separate journal. This is where you will comment with what you want done. It can be art of your ocs, or of characters from something you like, or maybe a short story or poem for those of you who aren't artistically inclined in that sense. Make sure this is all you put in your comment, or else you might accidentally give something away!!
I pretty much know all of my active watchers on a personal level, so I know who the artists and writers and photographers are.
After I have assigned the secret Santas to everyone (assuming this project of mine actually is set in motion) I will note you telling you who you will be doing something for. It will then be up to you to check my journal and see what they want.
If they requested a picture and you can't draw, I will note them and ask what kind of alternative they'd prefer. Communication between the giver and the receiver will be through me so that everything can remain anonymous.
If you don't think you can meet whatever deadline I decide to set, don't bother participating. This is just because I would feel really really bad if someone was left without a gift and then I'd take it upon myself to do it so everyone would be happy and to be honest I don't want to have to pick up anyone else's slack. :I
Also, some people don't celebrate Christmas, so maybe try to avoid a theme that is specifically Christmas and is instead more winter holiday themed? Or maybe not even holiday themed at all, just something awesome!
If you're asking for a picture of a specific character, you should definitely post links to a few references in your comment. There's a chance that there will be some inter-fandom things going on here, so don't be mad if your secret Santa is a writer and you want a fanfic and they don't know the fandom at all so they write a really crummy fanfic. Stuff happens. *shrug*
Uhhh... There's probably some more stuff I need to add that I can't think of at the moment. :I But yeah, if you want to participate, favorite this journal entry. If you have any suggestions or questions, please please please leave a comment! I'm really hoping this works out because I would love for it to become a kind of tradition, and things like these make the holidays great and can brighten someone's day. (: I think it would be fun, and if it goes well maybe it'll be a yearly tradition?? Or maybe it's just me and one of my stupid ideas that never actually go anywhere. :I
I think it would be great if we could all upload maybe the Saturday after Christmas, which is the 28th. If this project does happen, on the 28th I will make a journal. In that journal, there will be the name of the participant, the gift they have received, and the name of their secret Santa and then we can all leave nice comments for each other and be happy and make new friends and learn the true meaning of the holidays and all that junk.