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  1. RPF Contest Coordinator RPF Premium Member Michael Bergeron's Avatar
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    Jan 24, 2018, 8:15 AM - Re: 2017 SECRET SANTA THREAD - Entry now CLOSED! #651

    Lol. Not working!
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    Jan 24, 2018, 9:04 AM - Re: 2017 SECRET SANTA THREAD - Entry now CLOSED! #652

    Ash only thinks ​it is the last gift going out. Little does he know...
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    Jan 25, 2018, 3:16 PM - Re: 2017 SECRET SANTA THREAD - Entry now CLOSED! #653

    Ok, so I'm 100% positive I'm the last person to receive their SS gift this year. However, it was definitely worth the wait. I went home over lunch today to find it sitting on my doorstep. A TON of very cool items were in the box. The items covered two of my favorite fandoms, Harry Potter and Star Wars. @Ash hand-crafted 2 of the Star Wars items and they look amazing.

    Unfortunately for you guys I'm leaving for vacation tomorrow, so I won't be able to post pictures of the stuff until I get back, so you guys are going to have to wait for the pictures of the final SS gift until February. To be sure, I will be posting pictures and more gratitude once I get back home though. Thanks again Ash for stepping up and sending something when you had no obligation to do so. Always a nice surprise to find gifts waiting on your doorstep. It's even more cool when it's evident that someone has poured a ton of creativity into what they are sending!
    MICHAEL, MARK ME AS 'R'!
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    Jan 25, 2018, 4:30 PM - Re: 2017 SECRET SANTA THREAD - Entry now CLOSED! #654

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    MICHAEL, MARK ME AS 'R'!
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    Jan 25, 2018, 8:25 PM - Re: 2017 SECRET SANTA THREAD - Entry now CLOSED! #655

    JoshVanRad- It was my pleasure man!

    I'm so relieved you seem to have liked what I sent him. The curse of people who create things is they tend to, more often than not, be their own toughest critics, and I am diffentally in that category.

    -Ash
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    Jan 25, 2018, 8:55 PM - Re: 2017 SECRET SANTA THREAD - Entry now CLOSED! #656

    Sooooo....do we start signing up next week for our next Secret Santa ? You know, so we can start building early?

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    Jan 26, 2018, 3:05 AM - Re: 2017 SECRET SANTA THREAD - Entry now CLOSED! #657

    I'M IN......
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    Jan 26, 2018, 3:30 AM - Re: 2017 SECRET SANTA THREAD - Entry now CLOSED! #658

    What Doppelganger said.
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    Jan 26, 2018, 4:31 AM - Re: 2017 SECRET SANTA THREAD - Entry now CLOSED! #659

    Me too, I genuinely would like an extra month (or two) next time at least. Then I could make something truly worthy...
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    Jan 26, 2018, 8:40 AM - Re: 2017 SECRET SANTA THREAD - Entry now CLOSED! #660

    Holy crap you guys are hard core!

    A few things regarding pushing up the start date on this:

    1. As it is I start early October. Many people, myself included, would be a little perturbed if I were to start a CHRISTMAS exchange in August or even September. It's just... Against the flow.

    2. Despite the fact that some people really go gangbusters (and I always love to see that) this is just a small $20 exchange at it's core. Currently some folks get intimidated by this exchange and I imagine giving them several months to come up with that perfect gift would both amp up the intimidation and the expectation on the other end.

    Who knows, maybe I'll make an early set of matches next year for those who are really keen.
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    Jan 26, 2018, 8:48 AM - Re: 2017 SECRET SANTA THREAD - Entry now CLOSED! #661

    Michael Bergeron said: View Post
    Holy crap you guys are hard core!

    A few things regarding pushing up the start date on this:

    1. As it is I start early October. Many people, myself included, would be a little perturbed if I were to start a CHRISTMAS exchange in August or even September. It's just... Against the flow.

    2. Despite the fact that some people really go gangbusters (and I always love to see that) this is just a small $20 exchange at it's core. Currently some folks get intimidated by this exchange and I imagine giving them several months to come up with that perfect gift would both amp up the intimidation and the expectation on the other end.

    Who knows, maybe I'll make an early set of matches next year for those who are really keen.
    Huh... .... Surely everyday should feel like Christmas day?

    Hmmmmm , I'll pondor on this some more and get back to you.











    I'm back.............


    Ok..... but you owe me, maybe some ideas for SSS (He's getting a little cranky.... personally I dont think he is quite wired right).
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    Jan 26, 2018, 10:01 AM - Re: 2017 SECRET SANTA THREAD - Entry now CLOSED! #662

    doppelganger said: View Post
    Huh... .... Surely everyday should feel like Christmas day?

    Hmmmmm , I'll pondor on this some more and get back to you.

    I'm back.............


    Ok..... but you owe me, maybe some ideas for SSS (He's getting a little cranky.... personally I dont think he is quite wired right).


    SSS? Super Secret Santa?
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    Jan 26, 2018, 3:33 PM - Re: 2017 SECRET SANTA THREAD - Entry now CLOSED! #663

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    SSS? Super Secret Santa?
    And so it begins.........lol.

    You've seen what I can do in 8 weeks...... imagine the truck backing up to your driveway if I have 8 months.....MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
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    Jan 26, 2018, 4:38 PM - Re: 2017 SECRET SANTA THREAD - Entry now CLOSED! #664

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    You've seen what I can do in 8 weeks...... imagine the truck backing up to your driveway if I have 8 months.....MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!




    Alright, I'll be expecting a full size R2 decked out with all the bells and whistles then! We'll work up to the Falcon.

    **NOTE**

    'Cause you're just crazy enough to consider it, this is a JOKE my friend. Lol
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    Jan 26, 2018, 6:42 PM - Re: 2017 SECRET SANTA THREAD - Entry now CLOSED! #665

    Michael Bergeron said: View Post
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    Alright, I'll be expecting a full size R2 decked out with all the bells and whistles then! We'll work up to the Falcon.

    **NOTE**

    'Cause you're just crazy enough to consider it, this is a JOKE my friend. Lol
    Hmmmmm, ok well here is what I have so far.....

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    Just give me some time.......lol

    And yes.... that really is MY R2D2......HEHE!!
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    Jan 26, 2018, 10:00 PM - Re: 2017 SECRET SANTA THREAD - Entry now CLOSED! #666

    doppelganger said: View Post
    Hmmmmm, ok well here is what I have so far.....

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    Just give me some time.......lol

    And yes.... that really is MY R2D2......HEHE!!
    Ha! Its beautiful. Well done!

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    Feb 6, 2018, 5:52 AM - Re: 2017 SECRET SANTA THREAD - Entry now CLOSED! #667

    Man I really need to log on here more! Lol. I don't know if I'm too late but I would love that if you're still up for it? I wouldn't be any rush, that would just be really cool! 😊 If you're still up for it where do I send it?
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    Feb 21, 2018, 7:16 PM - Re: 2017 SECRET SANTA THREAD - Entry now CLOSED! #668

    I promised I'd post pictures of the absolutely insane gift I was sent by @Ash. As I was taking the pictures it was still mind boggling to me that he'd put as much effort into the gift as he did without any guarantee of getting something in return. He sent me to much cool HP swag that I've got to get a new shelf to display it all. As much as I love the Harry Potter franchise it is beyond me why I hadn't any props from the franchise. Ash solved that problem for me. I think I might get a case for all of it to be displayed in. Here check this out!

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    Ash was cool enough to make me some of the items that he sent. Really well crafted items, and really cool things to add to the man-cave. So Not only did he hit the HP franchise, but he sent items from Star Wars as well. One of the items from the Star Wars stuff was really cool and especially creative, and something he obviously poured some time into. Here check out the Star Wars stuff!


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    Ash put a lot of work into a handful of the items and that is always really appreciated. With all of that I'm really looking forward to getting in on the 2018 SS! In the mean-time I am working on a little compensation for Ash. The airbrushing will take me a while, but he deserves something...

    Thanks again Ash! You definitely made the wait worth it.


    *The photo upload went kind of weird, so hopefully all of the photos made it. If not, let me know and I'll re upload*
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    Feb 21, 2018, 9:09 PM - Re: 2017 SECRET SANTA THREAD - Entry now CLOSED! #669

    Hey not a problem Josh I'm glad you enjoy everything as much as I did coming up with what to give/make for you. By the way... the "Conjure Cocoa" has an actual "Instant Hot Beverage" inside in case you didn't look inside and in between the Quidditch World Cup brochure and the Fantastic Beasts Wanted Poster is the "Bigelow's Air Show flyer" from The Rocketeer. You mentioned in your original sign-up post you liked The Rocketeer so I thought I'd toss that in as I had it lying around.
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    Feb 22, 2018, 4:15 AM - Re: 2017 SECRET SANTA THREAD - Entry now CLOSED! #670

    Wow great swag.... I tip my hat to you @Ash .......AHHHHHHHHH Now see what you've gone and done....you've ignited the fires for the 2018 Secret Santa. Oh well only another 8 mon...8 MONTHS.......EIGHT BLOODY MONTHS ....... i mean, 8 months till we get going again.


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    Feb 22, 2018, 8:55 AM - Re: 2017 SECRET SANTA THREAD - Entry now CLOSED! #671

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    Hey not a problem Josh I'm glad you enjoy everything as much as I did coming up with what to give/make for you. By the way... the "Conjure Cocoa" has an actual "Instant Hot Beverage" inside in case you didn't look inside and in between the Quidditch World Cup brochure and the Fantastic Beasts Wanted Poster is the "Bigelow's Air Show flyer" from The Rocketeer. You mentioned in your original sign-up post you liked The Rocketeer so I thought I'd toss that in as I had it lying around.
    I didn't even catch the Bigelow's Air Show reference. That's awesome, and thanks for letting me know. I would have looked like an idiot displaying that with the HP stuff (none of my friends would have known because they don't care about my props at all). I saw it and couldn't pick out where it belonged. I thought it might have been a Fantastic Beasts prop, since it's been a while since I had seen Fantastic Beasts I thought it was just a background reference that I didn't notice before. It's a good thing you set me straight.
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    Feb 22, 2018, 9:10 AM - Re: 2017 SECRET SANTA THREAD - Entry now CLOSED! #672

    Awesome!!!
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    Feb 22, 2018, 3:30 PM - Re: 2017 SECRET SANTA THREAD - Entry now CLOSED! #673

    It's really no big deal. I mean, I believe that's what this community is all about. I joined the RPF 15 years ago, back in 2003. I couldn't tell you now what brought me here, but to imagine holding something in my hands that I had seen in a movie or on television, or better yet getting the assistance I needed from other members to actually make something myself I had seen was probably the reason and it keeps me coming back again and again.

    The talent and generosity here consistently blows my mind. Sure there are some members of the forum that complain that the RPF isn't what it use to be. That there's people that just take advantage of others and sure there are those who join, find posts like the "Free Paper Props", print out a bunch of someone else's hard work and than try to make a profit online and they're horrible people who will never experience the RPF like I do.

    I'm thankful I'm part of an online community where I can count myself among some of the most creative and inspiring artists one could hope to meet. So there's that.