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Re: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa 5: A Good Day To Secret Hard
« Reply #780 on: January 29, 2014, 04:22:57 PM »
Overall, my assessment of the secret santa here is that it's kind of disjointed and doesn't quite work, but I'm also just sad about not having mine. :P
As someone who's done this for 4 years now and never had any problems either way, I think you simply drew the one short straw in a lot of about 150. Vic's asking for more help next year and this year has a disproportionally large number of packages sent/arrived late for various reasons in comparison to all the other years we've had it. The international thing was probly the biggest bear of them all. The theory is sound but could use some revamping/refining to make sure no one gets anything late.

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Re: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa 5: A Good Day To Secret Hard
« Reply #781 on: January 29, 2014, 05:10:41 PM »
Yeah, this is my second year doing this, in a country with almost extortionist toll services, and haven't had a problem, either. I think there was just a bit more people for one person to coordinate is all.

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Re: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa 5: A Good Day To Secret Hard
« Reply #782 on: January 29, 2014, 06:03:53 PM »
Every year there's more international participants/countries too which increases the chance of something going wrong by sheer numbers alone.

I think at one point I suggested to Vic splitting the list in half-ish and that way the people organizing can still participate with ~the element of surprise~ so something similar is probably what he had in mind for next year. 

And, uh, looking back to get the tracking number for Vic, there's a few complaints from that seller about undelivered goods...

I'm sorry. I messed up.
Have you gotten a hold of the seller?  They might be willing to send a replacement without much fuss, but failing that it's probably not too late for a credit card/Paypal/? chargeback.

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Re: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa 5: A Good Day To Secret Hard
« Reply #783 on: January 29, 2014, 06:11:29 PM »
>Paypal ever siding with the customer in a dispute
lol no

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Re: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa 5: A Good Day To Secret Hard
« Reply #784 on: January 29, 2014, 06:17:12 PM »
Incorrect!  I have gotten money back from bum sellers, and MJP won his case for not having to pay $30 to send back a $40 "free shipping" item that was broken because the seller couldn't spend 5 minutes to wrap something securely.
Though now that I look back, I think they only have a 30-45 day window so that might be gone :(

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Re: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa 5: A Good Day To Secret Hard
« Reply #785 on: January 29, 2014, 06:32:14 PM »

Overall, my assessment of the secret santa here is that it's kind of disjointed and doesn't quite work, but I'm also just sad about not having mine. :P

In all fairness some mishaps are inevitable, but this is the first time it has been this bad, as far as I am aware...

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Re: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa 5: A Good Day To Secret Hard
« Reply #786 on: January 29, 2014, 08:03:04 PM »
Another thing to remember was that several major shippers also underestimated demand (or rather, overestimated how far they could wring out their workforce), and that caused a lot of issues.

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Re: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa 5: A Good Day To Secret Hard
« Reply #787 on: January 29, 2014, 09:09:19 PM »
I wouldn't blame Vic or the system here, I have actual mail I sent out right before Christmas that is lost in the ether so yeahhhhhhh, shipping was REALLY BAD this year.


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Re: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa 5: A Good Day To Secret Hard
« Reply #788 on: January 31, 2014, 04:48:38 PM »
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My target was Heena. Glad you got the picture, Heena! Sorry it took so long. International shipping is hard, and I was hoping I got the address right because I've never done it before.


Overall, my assessment of the secret santa here is that it's kind of disjointed and doesn't quite work, but I'm also just sad about not having mine. :P

Thank you very much, Alcoraiden! Don't worry, this country's mail service sucks and it's their fault the package was so late :<. I'm really sorry to hear that you haven't gotten your present :ohdear:, and nobody is to blame here but that seller. I really hope something can be done about this!

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Re: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa 5: A Good Day To Secret Hard
« Reply #789 on: February 04, 2014, 01:44:22 PM »
I'm starting to get the feeling I'm never going to know who sent mine.

Thank you, whoever you are!

(where the flying fuck is vic)

Re: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa 5: A Good Day To Secret Hard
« Reply #790 on: February 04, 2014, 05:36:05 PM »
I'm starting to get the feeling I'm never going to know who sent mine.

Thank you, whoever you are!

(where the flying fuck is vic)

It was meeeeeeeee.

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Re: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa 5: A Good Day To Secret Hard
« Reply #791 on: February 04, 2014, 06:27:37 PM »
Ahahaha, how did I even miss that? Well played. And once again, thank you! It is excellent :D

Re: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa 5: A Good Day To Secret Hard
« Reply #792 on: February 05, 2014, 01:51:02 PM »
My gift was to Yuyukos! Now who sent mine?  :wat:

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Re: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa 5: A Good Day To Secret Hard
« Reply #793 on: February 10, 2014, 10:40:56 AM »
So, this weekend the second part of Drake's gift finally arrived.

However, it seems the box picked up an Aspergillus oryzae infestation as soon as it arrived. No problem. As you can see, I had the necessary implement to both stave off the nosy microbes and open the package.

Upon opening the box, it turned out to have another box inside.

And what's worse, by this time the paparazzi arrived on the scene as well.


And inside the second package there was yet another box. And the crowd of curious onlookers kept growing...

But finally, the contents of this last box were found, amongst all the packing paper.

A rather big and stylish coffee mug, and a box of mint chocolates (aka, "best chocolate"). In other words, the perfect gifts to go with the coffee he had sent me earlier!
Thanks a lot Drake!
Now just to prevent the freeloading plushies from stealing it...

Re: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa 5: A Good Day To Secret Hard
« Reply #794 on: February 10, 2014, 02:16:02 PM »
YJ is lame and hasn't finished his Secret Santa post
now everyone thinks that I did just send chocolate and handwritten CDs
:colbert:

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Re: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa 5: A Good Day To Secret Hard
« Reply #795 on: February 10, 2014, 04:41:27 PM »
Still kinda wondering who sent mine, too, since I don't seem to recall seeing someone announce thety did.  Oh well, grateful for whoever did so yay!
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Re: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa 5: A Good Day To Secret Hard
« Reply #796 on: February 11, 2014, 12:09:37 AM »
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[20:45:39] Hakurei Reimu: ... because it shoots once and then you throw it out?
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Re: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa 5: A Good Day To Secret Hard
« Reply #797 on: February 11, 2014, 02:45:03 AM »
I still don't know who got me, but I guess I'll reveal that my target was Nicktendonick.

It was you man? Thank you so much man. I love my gifts.

Where in the world did you find a Megaman x playing card deck? I didn't even think one existed.

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Re: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa 5: A Good Day To Secret Hard
« Reply #798 on: February 11, 2014, 04:27:16 AM »
It was you man? Thank you so much man. I love my gifts.

Where in the world did you find a Megaman x playing card deck? I didn't even think one existed.
Quick search on Amazon/eBay, actually, just looking for X stuff in general.  I knew I HAD to get something X related when I saw your info blurb.  I was looking and that caught my eye so I figured I'd grab it.  Even if you didn't play with the cards it was basically a bunch of mini pictures instead which I figured would be just as well.

Oh right, since you seemed confussed about the Saber notebook, there WAS a reason for that, too, though I dunno if it's actually relevant, but...Since I noticed you write(saw you have a story in PSL) I figured "Writer?  Give him a place to write in before typing!" or something.  Either way, glad to know everything went as well as I'd hoped.  =)
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Re: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa 5: A Good Day To Secret Hard
« Reply #799 on: February 27, 2014, 11:50:54 PM »
VIC ;_;

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Re: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa 5: A Good Day To Secret Hard
« Reply #800 on: February 28, 2014, 01:03:09 AM »
Has everyone even got their gifts yet? :/

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Re: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa 5: A Good Day To Secret Hard
« Reply #801 on: February 28, 2014, 01:31:30 AM »
I gave to the many-angled one triangles :toot:.
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Re: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa 5: A Good Day To Secret Hard
« Reply #802 on: February 28, 2014, 02:26:25 AM »
Can anyone confirm that Vic is actually alive

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Re: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa 5: A Good Day To Secret Hard
« Reply #803 on: February 28, 2014, 02:28:07 AM »
>Last active: February 21, 2014, 09:12:24 pm

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Re: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa 5: A Good Day To Secret Hard
« Reply #804 on: February 28, 2014, 03:03:09 AM »
Still don't know who sent MJP's gift  :ohdear:

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Re: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa 5: A Good Day To Secret Hard
« Reply #805 on: March 01, 2014, 03:21:56 PM »
Has everyone even got their gifts yet? :/
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And to wrap it up, mandatory yearly kazoku picture:


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This was seriously awesome, thanks you two, you're bloody awesome!
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... and now that it's march, I guess we can wrap this Christmas up :V Vic where

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[20:45:19] Ciryano: come and behold why they call it the Panzerfaust
[20:45:39] Hakurei Reimu: ... because it shoots once and then you throw it out?
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Re: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa 5: A Good Day To Secret Hard
« Reply #806 on: March 01, 2014, 05:07:06 PM »
did i just get outplayed

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Re: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa 5: A Good Day To Secret Hard
« Reply #807 on: March 01, 2014, 08:53:01 PM »
I didn't know you liked Mai-HiME and Mai-Otome man, that's cool. I've been thinking of rewatching them sometime but oh god so much to watch. :V

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Re: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa 5: A Good Day To Secret Hard
« Reply #808 on: March 02, 2014, 02:25:34 AM »
Wow, I didn't even notice that page had a message from that political party/cult on it lol

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Re: Cirno's Perfect Secret Santa 5: A Good Day To Secret Hard
« Reply #809 on: March 02, 2014, 06:46:26 AM »
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