DIRTY SANTA 2016: WARRIORS OF GOOD CHEER

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Re: DIRTY SANTA 2016: WARRIORS OF GOOD CHEER

Postby Grath » Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:30 pm

The box was too large for even my hiking backpack, so I shipped it as soon as the UPS store near the train station opened and then just show up late-ish to work (but still before any of my coworkers...)

Should be arriving Tuesday.

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Postby TA » Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:47 pm

A box? A box! I got a box!
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What's in the box?
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A map of the Weird West!
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Some Johnny Quest valentines!
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With puzzles on the back!
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Underneath that ... a bunch of stuff to go through!
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Let's start with the plushes. A Prinny! Bearing a message!
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That message is ... an ad sticker for a t-shirt company.
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An octopus! If this is a particular octopus I am sorry I do not recognize them.
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Sanic!
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A Snorlax!
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Now, on to the book! First, a book of riddles!
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Second ... a children's adventure book?
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Yeah, looks like!
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Up next, some claptrap!
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From what I can tell, this is some convergence of philosophy and theoretical physics that I cannot tell what it is.
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And then, many comics! First, an extremely indie thing, possible college publication?
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Then, the Issues 0-23 and Annuals 1-2 of the New 52 printing of Animal Man! Dang!
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A Deadpool!
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Another Deadpool!
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And lastly, some miscellany! First, we got a McDonalds moon dude on a jetski.
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A Gengar!
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Wonder Woman!
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A Legend of Zelda bookmark!
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Ah, correction - a promotional Legend of Zelda bookmark!
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Aaaaand ... a League of Legends lanyard!
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That helpfully informs people I'm a top.
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Thank you: BeatBandito! This was a lot of stuff!

edit: forgot in the first posting, a CD!
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Checks out!
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のほも is such a good word?? the concept is kind of hard to fully get across in translation, but basically it means a feeling of pure, deep, platonic affection, and i think thats beautiful

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Postby beatbandito » Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:17 pm

Man, all laid out that is way more stuff from Zach 2 years ago. Especially the animal man run, which was fun and should be preserved as a set. Regifting! The octopus and maybe other stuffed animal is from Ted Belmo.

The indie zine features a Jerry Orbach mask by Brandon Bird that was cut out a decade ago. I thought more dumb books made it in. Those are the best kind.
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Postby Caithness » Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:40 am

TA, you've never read the Bruce Coville "My Teacher is an Alien" saga? I remember them being really fun.

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Postby TA » Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:43 am

Caithness wrote:TA, you've never read the Bruce Coville "My Teacher is an Alien" saga? I remember them being really fun.


I have, long ago, I think. Was this one of them?
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Postby Caithness » Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:33 pm

Looks like it's at least related. I don't know if I've read that particular one either.

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Postby Defenestration » Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:32 pm

Sent both. Tracking numbers will be sent to Lyrai.
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Postby Defenestration » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:20 pm

Also the boxes may not be equal in size but they are certainly equal in joy!
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Postby TA » Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:50 pm

Ugh, do I rush out to the fedex/kinko's and box this stuff up and pay for overnight shipping so this is there tomorrow? Or just wait until Monday when I don't have a headache and won't have to pay like probably $40 to meet a deadline?
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Postby Brentai » Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:26 pm

Late Christmas is the best Christmas.

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Postby Mothra » Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:44 pm

On the 23rd? There's no way in the seven hells that thing is arriving in time for Christmas.

Just send it off on Monday ┐('~`; )┌ w/e

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Postby Grath » Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:06 pm

TA wrote:Ugh, do I rush out to the fedex/kinko's and box this stuff up and pay for overnight shipping so this is there tomorrow? Or just wait until Monday when I don't have a headache and won't have to pay like probably $40 to meet a deadline?

If it's coming to me I'm already out of town until Wednesday. I'd say wait and don't stress.

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Postby Defenestration » Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:15 am

imo, Christmas is in our hearts, not on a specific day! Just don't be a Niku :V
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Postby Defenestration » Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:54 am

So I get home thinking to myself how much it will suck now that I've finished my book at work and I don't have another one yet... when right at the front door BAM!
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Wait, Sharkey was participating? I didn't know that. Must have been last minute... Well let's get to it! YEAH!

Oh man. This is going to be a good box. Very good. (I didn't get a picture of it, but that's the Activision direct to TV retro game controller upside down!)
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Graphic novels! Of things I love dearly and thigns I've never heard of! And a campaign poster!
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I don't think it was intended as such, but this book (that I am definately reading first!) and the post it note made me laugh aloud.
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A Simon! full sized!
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Star Wars Micro Machines! A Moses action figure! Pirate ducks? (I'm a terrible photographer, I know)
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Fuck!
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Fuck YES! Down with pirates! Fuck them all! Time to get a Gamegun from... somewhere...
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Even more reading material! and GAMEPRO! (lol)
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But wait... the hell is that? That isn't a magazine full of shilling for ancient games...

The fuck is THIS! (besides rad as hell)
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Also there was a stuffed Gizmo and Gremlin that are completely adorable and a FANTASTIC mold of a tiny Godzilla and Anguirus! And another pirate duck?
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Tons of win in shipment 1! Thanks so much Sharkey! I am so excited for #2!
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Postby Grath » Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:52 pm

Defenestration wrote:Tons of win in shipment 1! Thanks so much Sharkey! I am so excited for #2!

Spoilers: Mine isn't as awesome.

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Postby beatbandito » Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:54 am

As posted earlier, about a week ago I received my box that I just confirmed was from Kuriboh and not Koipond as I originally read on the box. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Anyway, this outsider seems to understand our customs beautifully, because this box is a mix of emotions.

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Right away Xenosaga and Oni seem like a dead horse head. Which may seem harsh because some people might like them but not normal people. So I guess they go next to Galerians, Echo Night and E.O.E in the "shut up, high school was a different time" pile. But they're covering up Folklore, which I never played but remember the name of, which is usually not a great sign, but the internet seems to regard it warmly. Seems like a more western fantasy SMT from the box.

Taiko Drummaster will go right next to Gitaroo Man, Rez and Frequency in the "did you mention guitar hero to me? I hope you weren't planning on enjoying the rest of your night talking to other people" collection. This begins the search for a drumtroller for it.

Then there's the Autobots 2-in-1 Asus tablet. This things seems like, way too nice to just send out. I haven't messed with it more than to check the model, but it seems snappy enough that it could be the host for my experiments to get a dedicated emulation tablet. At least for SNES if not ps1. 2 kewl.

Not shown is The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes. A collection of short stories that are about 30 pages long each,by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and not whoever has kept writing these things forever since. I never really got into Sherlock Holmes outside of They Might be Giants, but 30 pages at a time is the perfect length for me to take in stories of this nature, and it is in fact not in the picture because it's already sitting next to my bed for night reading access.
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Postby Mothra » Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:53 pm

Holy shit you got a TABLET??

I played the everloving fuck out of the Drummaster arcade game at Magfest last year. It is pure fun:

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Postby beatbandito » Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:41 pm

I am also now learning from friends that Oni is a way more loved game than I realized. I think PS1/2/Dreamcast generation third person action games harmed me in some way and now I'm racist towards them.
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Postby Mongrel » Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:02 pm

Oni was great, I enjoyed it a lot... a million years ago.
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Postby Defenestration » Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:26 pm

Folklore is a game I have been salivating to play ever since I first heard a retrospective review, but can't find. I think you might like it actually.
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