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Asylum TOS-Guides-Current Events => ANNUAL COMMUNITY DRIVES => Topic started by: DarkAngel on November 01, 2019, 08:00:41 PM

Title: Christmas 2019 gift drive is starting up again!
Post by: DarkAngel on November 01, 2019, 08:00:41 PM
First and foremost.....a big THANK YOU to all that participated in our Halloween treats this year. We had 800+ visitors filling their goodie bags, how wonderful!


Deadline to get the gifts to me for the start of the pages:
Christmas: November 25 although I will take them all the way to Dec. 31 too!


Suggestions...tell your friends to be on the lookout for the event...which will start Dec.1, 2019. 

What can you give, ANYTHING you can create yourself, our gifts are not "themed" but it is always nice to have some for the season intended also.

   • Backgrounds of many kinds, for instance -- fractals, scenery, skies, water, fantasy, horror your imagination can run rampant..LOL

   • Textures for clothing, characters, props, toons  or for general use (adding textures to anything in the material room).

   • Poses and morphs for toons, creatures, characters

   • Tubes and such for adding to our existing backgrounds

   • If you can model, then anything you can make is grand.

   • Effects  like clouds, rain, sparks, fire, hope that gets you thinking.

   • They can be .obj also with/without textures so they can be imported into Poser/Daz or any program that accepts them.

The list is endless of items to make to give.

How to get them to me:

   1. Best way is email to meas an attachment.
   2. Upload them to where you usually upload your things and send me the link in a pm or email.
   4. If you need somewhere to upload them to then let me know in this post or a pm and I will send you information for uploading.

Everything must be zipped for use, the item and a read-me explaining your terms of use. I will need an image of what you are giving about 1000x1000px being the largest, no need for small images the system will re-size them.

Please let me know here if you will be able to participate.

We are going to have so much fun this year...there are so many more newbies that need to feed their runtimes.

Thank you in advance for the assist to make the gifts possible.



Participants
Aelin
Agent0013
CathyY
Dreamer
Llola Lane
Noshoba
OFW
earwenM
Summoner
Title: Re: Christmas 2019 gift drive is starting up again!
Post by: Dreamer on November 01, 2019, 10:16:17 PM
I have a good start on one for you and may attempt a second offering as well, will have to see how things go :)
Title: Re: Christmas 2019 gift drive is starting up again!
Post by: MilosGulan on November 02, 2019, 04:50:23 AM
Cool, I just need to wrap up my present. WIll try to do it this weekend  :havesum:
Title: Re: Christmas 2019 gift drive is starting up again!
Post by: Llola Lane on November 06, 2019, 02:31:32 PM
Working on mine... I too will try to get them to you this weekend.  I may make 2 things for Christmas... we shall see how it goes... Right now I have 4 sick cats/kittens :( 
Title: Re: Christmas 2019 gift drive is starting up again!
Post by: DarkAngel on November 06, 2019, 03:39:59 PM
Thanks all and sorry to hear about your kittens. After losing the one the rest "seem" to be doing well. Been giving them pumpkin (libbys canned non pie kind) that seems to have been helping purge them of worms so they be a lively group now...too lively I get tired watching them fight...LOL
Title: Re: Christmas 2019 gift drive is starting up again!
Post by: Llola Lane on November 06, 2019, 09:16:26 PM
Thanks all and sorry to hear about your kittens. After losing the one the rest "seem" to be doing well. Been giving them pumpkin (libbys canned non pie kind) that seems to have been helping purge them of worms so they be a lively group now...too lively I get tired watching them fight...LOL
I forgot I have some of that canned pumpkin in the freezer.. I may thaw it out and try.  I'd love to see a photo of yours DA ... do you have them posted anywhere?
Title: Re: Christmas 2019 gift drive is starting up again!
Post by: DarkAngel on November 06, 2019, 09:22:29 PM
This is a photo prior to losing one (Bastet). They are too lively to let me take another one of them...LOL They are about 6-7 weeks now....the five at the bottom, Orion and Ashen look the same as before.

Title: Re: Christmas 2019 gift drive is starting up again!
Post by: Llola Lane on November 07, 2019, 12:05:03 AM
Oh so precious DA... I also found you on FB... Hope you will accept my friendship :)  I'm off to b-bies... hugzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.. POOF
Title: Re: Christmas 2019 gift drive is starting up again!
Post by: CardinalBiggles on November 15, 2019, 01:52:06 PM
crap, I knew I'd miss a program to put on, need to go after winzip - will try to get a few backgrounds
Title: Re: Christmas 2019 gift drive is starting up again!
Post by: DarkAngel on November 15, 2019, 04:19:28 PM
LOL, been trying to get newer photoes of the heathens but they won't sit still.

I hate re-installing stuff back to an empty comp, I do the same thing and it is usually something that I use a lot the gets forgotten too. :thud:
Title: Re: Christmas 2019 gift drive is starting up again!
Post by: DarkAngel on November 16, 2019, 03:54:02 PM
OK, so far we have 7 days collected
Title: Re: Christmas 2019 gift drive is starting up again!
Post by: Llola Lane on November 16, 2019, 05:36:29 PM
yayyyyyyyyyyyy... I'm early for a change :)  lol
Title: Re: Christmas 2019 gift drive is starting up again!
Post by: Llola Lane on November 16, 2019, 06:58:29 PM
BTW... Is 800+ visitors....  a good number?  Seems a little low from last years Halloween tally.
Title: Re: Christmas 2019 gift drive is starting up again!
Post by: thelufias on November 16, 2019, 07:11:55 PM
In this day and age 800+ is a darn good number.   With so many changes going on in the 3D world we held our own.   
Title: Re: Christmas 2019 gift drive is starting up again!
Post by: Llola Lane on November 16, 2019, 10:22:34 PM
In this day and age 800+ is a darn good number.   With so many changes going on in the 3D world we held our own.   

That's good... seems to me I saw over 4,000 visitors for 2018 Halloween... But I can't see the count anymore... so maybe I'm remembering wrong.  Good to see "we're holding our own."  Maybe we can advertise on DeviantArt more during the month too?  Not sure if anyone has thought of that... and ShareCG?  Anywhere to get the word out.  May even be able to sneak a word in to the Daz forum Freebie thread.... (fingers crossed) 
Title: Re: Christmas 2019 gift drive is starting up again!
Post by: DarkAngel on November 16, 2019, 10:25:06 PM
yes 800+ is a wonderful number 50 would have been crappy. There were more last year but then last year  I had more forums to go shouting about it....many closed down.
Title: Re: Christmas 2019 gift drive is starting up again!
Post by: DarkAngel on November 16, 2019, 10:32:04 PM
That's good... seems to me I saw over 4,000 visitors for 2018 Halloween... But I can't see the count anymore... so maybe I'm remembering wrong.  Good to see "we're holding our own."  Maybe we can advertise on DeviantArt more during the month too?  Not sure if anyone has thought of that... and ShareCG?  Anywhere to get the word out.  May even be able to sneak a word in to the Daz forum Freebie thread.... (fingers crossed)

I have RO and Daz forums with posts about it when we are gathering (although now RO won't allow that just allows telling them when it is on). There used to be a lot of forums Illusions Designs now has store only with no forum, Thorne's forum is gone too unless they have it back again those are just 2 that I can think of right now.
I know it was over 1000 but then by the time it was over the counter pooped out, had to go with a different counter this year.
Title: Re: Christmas 2019 gift drive is starting up again!
Post by: Llola Lane on November 16, 2019, 10:59:43 PM
Such a shame many forums are gone.  I guess we gotta do everything we can to keep FA and PFDLives thriving.  I'm trying to do my part... good lord willing :) 

I posted my freebie backgrounds from last year on my DA page.  I'll post other places too... just to maybe get peeps looking ;)
Title: Re: Christmas 2019 gift drive is starting up again!
Post by: DarkAngel on November 16, 2019, 11:27:08 PM
Anywhere you can post images or fourms, remember to tell folks to spread the word, our Annual Christmas gift Page will start December 1. That gets the word out too
Title: Re: Christmas 2019 gift drive is starting up again!
Post by: Aelin on November 17, 2019, 07:09:13 AM
That's good... seems to me I saw over 4,000 visitors for 2018 Halloween... But I can't see the count anymore... so maybe I'm remembering wrong.  Good to see "we're holding our own."  Maybe we can advertise on DeviantArt more during the month too?  Not sure if anyone has thought of that... and ShareCG?  Anywhere to get the word out.  May even be able to sneak a word in to the Daz forum Freebie thread.... (fingers crossed)
I don't know what browser your are using, but with Firefox (and Waterfox) you can do right click, then select "view page info". Between the possibilities, goes in Media tab. And the image of moment representing the counter must be there. It's the only way for myself to see it too, but I guess it's because I haven't flash installed on comp.

I know the advertising was made several times on Deviantart on that page
https://www.deviantart.com/fantasiesrealmmarket
and the group too https://www.deviantart.com/thefantasyrealms
Myself I left a word for the monthly journal entry I do.
The word was said also on Daz, and Hivewire. I didn't look but I suspect it was said also on Rendo. (oups reading after that Mary's did it).

I think it was around 3000 we had for last Halloween.

What I do also when I have a freebie for Halloween or Christmas which is posted during a day of the event, is to put the render promo I made for the freebie in places like Deviantart or Twitter, and give the link toward the page where it's available. I try also to share the render in several groups, for more people see it on DA.

Anywhere you can post images or fourms, remember to tell folks to spread the word, our Annual Christmas gift Page will start December 1. That gets the word out too
I missed the link for the Christmas page. Can you give it here please Mary? :ty:
Title: Re: Christmas 2019 gift drive is starting up again!
Post by: thelufias on November 17, 2019, 10:17:49 AM
yes 800+ is a wonderful number 50 would have been crappy. There were more last year but then last year  I had more forums to go shouting about it....many closed down.

There were more but no 4,000 .......

We also send out Newsletters with all that is going on including our Drives and Freebie Announcements.  Those who don't subscribe, don't get the notice...their bad....not ours.....LOL
Title: Re: Christmas 2019 gift drive is starting up again!
Post by: Llola Lane on November 17, 2019, 12:41:07 PM
Oh .. I was looking at the 2018 Christmas page... we had 9862 on the counter... Maybe Christmas brings more peeps... Anyway... I'll keep posting where I can.  :) 
 :0704: Happy Holidays are upon us!!! :0704:
Title: Re: Christmas 2019 gift drive is starting up again!
Post by: DarkAngel on November 17, 2019, 12:59:44 PM
Oh .. I was looking at the 2018 Christmas page... we had 9862 on the counter... Maybe Christmas brings more peeps... Anyway... I'll keep posting where I can.  :) 
 :0704: Happy Holidays are upon us!!! :0704:


LOL or since the pages are there it might be newbies that have still been visiting to get goodies....


@Aelin (I think that is who wanted this) the link for 2018 Christmas is: http://www.thefantasiesattic.net/xmas/2018/index.html
Title: Re: Christmas 2019 gift drive is starting up again!
Post by: Llola Lane on November 17, 2019, 01:09:12 PM
Maybe DA... YAY to noobzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz... lol :viking:
Title: Re: Christmas 2019 gift drive is starting up again!
Post by: Aelin on November 17, 2019, 01:24:16 PM
Oh .. I was looking at the 2018 Christmas page... we had 9862 on the counter... Maybe Christmas brings more peeps... Anyway... I'll keep posting where I can.  :) 
 :0704: Happy Holidays are upon us!!! :0704:
Yep since last year we had probably new people checking  the page - or people who looked it during season who tried it again in hope of unexpected freebies :tearlaugh: But my guess is the search motors like Google of Bing must count like a visitor.


LOL or since the pages are there it might be newbies that have still been visiting to get goodies....


@Aelin (I think that is who wanted this) the link for 2018 Christmas is: http://www.thefantasiesattic.net/xmas/2018/index.html
In fact it was the link for 2019 (page under construct I suppose) that I hoped.
Title: Re: Christmas 2019 gift drive is starting up again!
Post by: DarkAngel on November 17, 2019, 01:27:39 PM
aha, that one is still blank...in my mind and page. but just change the 2018 to a 2019 and voila you have the link.
Title: Re: Christmas 2019 gift drive is starting up again!
Post by: Aelin on November 17, 2019, 01:40:13 PM
Follow your child spirit Mary, and you'll find a way to do the page :yes:
Title: Re: Christmas 2019 gift drive is starting up again!
Post by: DarkAngel on November 17, 2019, 01:45:08 PM
Follow your child spirit Mary, and you'll find a way to do the page :yes:

First I have to catch her, or wake her up, been sleeping a lot again and still sleepy...but once she gets corralled it will come through. Might not be the best but something right now all I can think of is hamburger, hamburger with fries and and diet coke...LOL alas the first is still far off.
Title: Re: Christmas 2019 gift drive is starting up again!
Post by: DarkAngel on November 17, 2019, 04:55:15 PM
we now have 13 gifts gathered. I added CardinalBiggles to the list in the box to the left