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This is a train to celebrate my 2nd cakeday, and also my birthday. As some of you might know or remember from my train in May, the last 2 years have been quite rough for me, tho I'm recovering now and my "downs" are less frequent and less severe than my "ups". Thus here you have my usual extra-long post for a train.
2 years in SteamGifts that have been quite good, although I keep trying to give back to the community; even when sometimes it seems that half of the community are ungrateful people. But well, I still do it with my best intention. Today is my cakeday and it's when this train starts. And it'll run until my birthday, so enjoy the ride!
Every day a few more cars will unlock and you will be able to advance. I've decided to do it this way so you can put some points in the games you want while keeping a good amount for other daily giveaways from other users. They will unlock until October the 20th, when the last carts will unlock. Also, it will start with not-that-good games; as days go by, the games will be better, and every few days the level requirement to enter the new carts will increase from 1 up to level 5 for the best games; and the last carts will be for my whitelist only (level 1). There are 78 carts in total, for 75 different games, bundles or DLCs, all ready to unlock when their day comes.
Despite when a cart is going to be unlocked, all carts will end on my birthday, hobbit-style. I do like to make gifts on my birthday, but actually it has nothing to do with Tolkien. I've been doing it for many years, and why not this one? Past year I wasn't in a state where I could even make a giveaway when my birthday was around the corner; I hope this train will compensate past year's cakebirthday train absence. I don't really like celebrating my birthday and often I feel uncomfortable (but never ungrateful) when receiving gifts, I'm that weird. Maybe making the gifts myself on that day is a way to compensate that. I hope that starting this year, that uncomfortable feel will vanish and I'll be able to accept birthday gifts in a normal way; or at least not feeling as if I don't deserve anything.
Note: Due to being away that particular weekend, I'll not be able to send the keys to the winners until 24th, sunday night CET, or even monday noon. Please excuse me about the delay and be patient.
I'll also do some clean-up on my whitelist and blacklist to reduce them to more manageable size. I don't like blacklisting anyone, but people here are ungrateful and sometimes just too unpolite to ignore. And while I don't think I make any specially great whitelisted giveaways, I make them happily hoping that some people who I think deserve more will get another gift; but once again, only for the people who I think they do deserve that extra.
You can check if you're in my whitelist or blacklist using the giveaway links in my user page. And here's what I'll do with the lists in SG...
Try your luck, ask here; but don't bother if you don't have a positive CV ratio, or at least close to even, also with enough activity (having made 10 giveaways won't get you through the cut). Only one person is being to added to my whitelist without asking, and I do have my reasons to do so. The rest who ask, it'll be on my own discretion, and please don't be offended if I don't add you. Also don't bother if you're already in my blacklist.
The first one to guess what (almost) all my giveaways in these 2 years have in common, will be whitelisted.
If there are too many unworthy whitelisting requests, or when I've added too many people to my whitelist, I'll close the whitelist recruit.
Before my birthday and before the whitelisted carts are unlocked, I'll do a cleanup from my whitelist. I'll mainly remove people with very bad ratio or low activity. If you know you were in my whitelist and you find you can't enter the whitelisted carts because I just removed you, ask to reenter the whitelist here and I'll consider it. Once again, don't be offended if I don't readd you.
After my birthday I will remove several people from my blacklist on my own discretion, mainly based on good CV ratio and activity. You can also ask here, but I'll not remove you until the train has ended anyway. Once again again, if I don't remove you, don't be offended.
That's automatic when it's needed...
So, without further ado, here's the first cart to enter the train:
(Use the first character of each sentence to make the 5-char code for the giveaway and put it like https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/XXXXX/ and remember the last slash is important)
you don't understand why some people have fear of you
2 nasty teeth aren't the reason, nor you have 2 ears to hear a lullaby
8 candy legs you use to walk, hunt and draw beautiful designs
Elwyn wrote about you, talking about hearts that don't fit in their bodies
Hanna-Barbera made us watch you, but we still prefer the reading
About "happy cakebirthday" or generic thanks, here or in the giveaways, they're appreciated but not needed. Keep the cakeday ones for the beginning, and the birthday ones for the ending. Use a giveaway without any comment before using one with 100 comments already. Just know that if you win something from me and you don't act with minimal, minimal politeness, I'll consider it maximum rudeness.
I've also put a few more games here and there, if you find them. Enjoy the ride and let's hope I have some more stuff to make a post-new year train.
I'm so old! (Or rather should I say, I'm not that old, but I'm quite damaged due to lack of self-care. Lesson learned too late.)
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Do you like celebrating your birthdays?
Happy belated Cakeday and early B-Day, JMM72!
Happy late Cakeday and early Birthday.
I would love to enter your whitelist. I already wrote about the riddle which book it was, although I'm stumped about the song
I'm sorry, but your CV ratio is too bad. I'm sad because you're the first one I've had to say no.
About the song... Probably you need to have heard it. The book is easy to guess, but the song is not that clear. There is one clue about the title of the song, one clue from its lyrics, and no clue about the artist(s) who performed it. However while there are probably hundred songs named the same, only one fits right. I think the winner will have a combination of having heard the song, and then do some googling for the book (tho maybe you don't really need the googling).
can I bump and happy cake?
Here is friendly bump!
Happy very belated cakeday!
and to add something of my own, happy birthday (in advance) too!
Wish you more ups, and +10 to resistance to downs! :)
Thanks for a train :)
Happy birthday and cakeday.It was late sorry. Have a good day.
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Happy belated cakeday and birthday!
Even more bumpage!
Bump and thanks again for another opportunity JMM72 :)
Happy late cakeday and early birthday!
cake bump! =)
Happy cake day!!! :D
and many more good years