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Getting back into OoT Randomizer! Super fun; I'd love to do a multiworld seed with people in the future if there's interest there. :)

Live Event Scheduling / Re: Arty's streams
« on: August 05, 2019, 08:23:07 pm »
I've been thinking of doing a long stream in the future (potentially all-day). I added a poll to see what people would like to see me stream.

General Discussion / Re: Post some good recipes here!
« on: August 03, 2019, 03:24:39 pm »
I'm here to revive this thread, with my specialty dish: homemade calzone! This is surprisingly simple to make, and will astound your friends! Also, it's versatile, so you can add whatever filling you want.

Crust Ingredients:
  • 1 1/4 cups of lukewarm water
  • 2 1/4 tsp. dry active yeast
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups white flour
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 3 tbl. olive oil

Filling ingredients (feel free to experiment)
  • 2 cups finely chopped spinach
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Pepperoni slices
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Lightly whisk the water, yeast, and sugar together in a bowl, cover, and leave to rest for 30 minutes.

Mix the flour, salt, and olive oil into the rested dough. I recommend using a fork to initially mix, and then use your hands to knead the rest together. The dough should be slightly sticky, but not getting stuck on your hands a great deal. If the dough is too wet, add more flour. If the dough is too dry and cracking even after a lot of kneading, add a bit more oil or water. Once the dough is kneaded, cover for at least 2 or 3 hours.

Once risen, sprinkle some flour on a countertop and roll the dough out. The dough should be slightly longer than wide (roughly a 3:2 or 2:1 ratio) and not too thick. Once rolled out, add your toppings. I add three or four rows of pepperoni going lengthwise up the dough, making sure to leave a good 1-1.5 inch uncovered at the ends. Cover the pepperoni with cheese and cover the chesse with the chopped spinach. Sprinkle some salt and pepper on top. Next, fold the four uncovered sides over the toppings, starting with the wide sides, and then the narrow ends. Crimp the overlapping edges to prevent leaks in the over. Now, pick up the calzone, flip it upside-down and put it on a pan. Brush with olive oil and cover it with a towel for about 30 minutes.

Cook in the oven for roughly 30 minutes at 400 degrees F. It should be brown on the top. Put it on a rack and let it cool for 10 minutes. Slice with a serrated knife and enjoy! You can dip it in a sauce of your choice as well if you desire!

Live Event Scheduling / Re: Arty's streams
« on: August 01, 2019, 08:53:42 pm »
I've got the house to myself this weekend, so I'm planning two streams!

Friday at 7pm EST, I'll be streaming Crazy Taxi (since I only got to play for like 3 minutes last time I tried).

Saturday at 1pm EST, I'll be streaming more Paper Mario level zero run! Hope to see people there! :D

In Development / ArtLems (Cancelled)
« on: July 26, 2019, 01:20:31 am »
It is with a heavy heart that I announce that I am cancelling ArtLems for a variety of reasons.

1) The biggest reason by far is that I have not made ANY progress on this pack for well over a year now, nor do I have even the slightest interest of continuing. Making this pack feels like a chore rather than a fun project (which it did start as). One of the reasons for this is my very high standards for the levels (much higher than my contest levels). They have to look amazing, reflect the time period, have a music track that fits perfectly, and has a beautiful solution. Needless to say, such high standards mean making levels for it is nigh-on impossible, because I never have ideas that are good enough. I'll often have an idea for what a level should look like, but I cannot get a good solution to it. Rampant backroutes have also been a problem, and sealing them almost always makes the level look bad afterwards. The extremely high difficulty I wanted for the pack didn't help either. I tried toning down my standards for music, art, and difficulty, but none worked at all. :/

2) Because the pack heavily relies on classical music (being the main theme of the pack), and the fact that most classical music you can get online you cannot share due to royalties or copyrighting associated with the performance of the pieces (not the piece itself) means people won't be able to play on Youtube or Twitch or wherever, which is a bit of a bummer. Not to mention the pieces are long which make the download very large (and they don't loop well).

3) I feel like I rushed into this project without thinking about it. I started work on the pack shortly after SubLems was released initially on NeoLemmix and in reality, I just wanted to make more levels. I decided on this theme on a whim when taking an art/music history class and thought it was a cool idea. It was cool, but way too restrictive. 99% of the time when I had an idea for a level, it was one that couldn't work for this pack. I also like designing levels around music, and most music I listen to and get ideas for levels for are not classical music, again dampening my will to work on this pack. :(

This was not an easy decision, but it is one I do not intend to go back on. Please understand my reasons. Making Lemmings levels is something that should be fun, and this pack hasn't really been fun to work on for a few years now. I had a lot of fun at the beginning when I was hot off of the concept and actually had a few great ideas for levels, but those ideas really started to fizzle out after like the 35 level mark or so. :'(


It's not all bad news! Every level that I have made for this pack will be released to the public! A lot of them can be released in a different pack, and I may release a tiny pack with the heavily art-themed ones (such as the Ancient and Medieval ranks; those were actually really fun to work on, mainly because of their lower difficulty). SubLems will be getting a large update for the new formats release, and I may release a lot of these levels under a bonus rank or two there. Or I may make a new less-restrictive pack with these levels and more in the future. Not sure yet, but my hard work and your waiting won't be for naught! I will make sure of that!

Sorry for the downer news. I hope people aren't too upset about this. :)

General Discussion / Re: Cute :3
« on: July 19, 2019, 07:01:25 pm »
It is a crime that this thread doesn't have more posts. Let's fix that shall we?

Live Event Scheduling / Re: Ultimate Chicken Horse Multiplayer
« on: July 15, 2019, 08:53:06 pm »
I won't be able to join in on Sunday, but you all have fun without me! :)

Live Event Scheduling / Re: Arty's streams
« on: July 13, 2019, 01:33:53 pm »
I'm going to stream today at 1pm EST (3.5 hours from now). Probably DK64 because I want to finish that. It should be great fun!

Contests / Re: Lemmings Forums Level Contest #17 - Results
« on: July 10, 2019, 01:56:21 am »
Just because I didn't like the level doesn't mean it isn't good. ;)

Contests / Re: Lemmings Forums Level Contest #17 - Results
« on: July 08, 2019, 09:53:49 pm »
Congrats Crane and Nessy! There were some amazing levels this time; glad lots of people made submissions!

Live Event Scheduling / Re: Ultimate Chicken Horse Multiplayer
« on: July 07, 2019, 04:52:18 pm »
It should still be on. I think we're starting in about an hour.

Non-Lemmings Gaming / Super Mario Maker Level Sharing Thread
« on: July 05, 2019, 06:54:23 pm »
I just picked up Super Mario Maker 2 for the Switch and have been fiddling around with the editor. I thought I should start a thread where anyone who has the game can share their levels here to get feedback and have fun!

Here is the first level I made; I worked pretty hard on it over the last few days, and am very happy with how it turned out!

The Fort of the Pendulum Chomp

Live Event Scheduling / Re: Ultimate Chicken Horse Multiplayer
« on: July 03, 2019, 02:38:26 am »
I'm down for a Sunday game!

Live Event Scheduling / Re: Arty's streams
« on: June 29, 2019, 02:39:32 pm »
I'm going to stream Paper Mario today at 2:00pm EST (3 hours 20 minutes from the time of this posting). Looks like it's going to be a Paper Mario stream; I am very happy/excited about this! :D

Live Event Scheduling / Re: Arty's streams
« on: June 24, 2019, 02:22:52 am »
Heck yeah. All of these options are ones I want to stream at some point; it's really just a matter of what people are interested in right now. ;)

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