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  1. They all look amazing, and its such a nice thing you tried. I would like all participants to receive something for trying, so i am sponsoring an additional 2 gold to all 3 participants. Gold will be sent to kaya for distributing.
    6 points
  2. Well... I pushed him to make this quest, and god forbids me from not submitting an entry into a cooking quest! So I present: The Runny Chocolatey Brownie of Addiction! Ingredients: 8 Winderwild eggs (preferably the unfertilized unhatch-able chicken-like kind). Replace with Angien Eggs if you're filthy rich without a moral compass. Replace with Drachorn Eggs if you have a death wish. Just not Elemental Eggs *glares at Fyrd* Butter, two sticks. I have no idea how you'd even find them, perhaps Taurion might know where you can get some. Sugar, about 1.2 cups. Crushing some candy canes should do niceeely. Some flavorful herbs. I've heard they're called "vanilla". Maybe you can find them with a herb basket. Maybe you can't. Coffee extract. Or powder. Or Espresso if you're fancy. Popular with lab researchers. Perhaps you should visit the Golemus lab to find out more. Or not. I can't promise you won't be turned into an experiment. Flowers! Wait, no, flour! Go rob MaG, he collected a ton! Wait, no, that's still flower. Erm, perhaps the Golem Mill might have some? Anyway, you need 2 cups of this stuff. Salt. This shouldn't be hard to find. Could even bully someone and harvest their tears for their salt content! Or blood, blood is pretty salty too, right? CHOCOLATE! 1 bar (better be dark chocolate, 70%). Ask your date on Valentine. What, no date? Well, at least that would take care of your salt issues! Cocoa powder. 0.4 cup. Don't snort them. They may be addictive, but not THAT type of addictive. Utensils and an oven. A whip, mixing bowl, container bowls, a pot, spatula, measuring cups, baking tray, parchment paper. If you feel like this is a bit NSFW, you're thinking of the wrong type of whip. Steps Chop the chocolate. Doesn't matter how, they'll get melted later. Thin flakes makes it easier to melt, but not too thin, else it'll melt on the chopping board Put the butter into a small pot, and heat it slowly to a boil. Don't burn it. Crack 4 eggs into the mixing bowl. Separate the yolk from the remaining 4. Also put them into the bowl. Do whatever with the extra whites. Whip the eggs together, until harmonious. As harmonious as Ledah and MaG were when they schemed to kill Granos. Slowly pour the boiling butter over the egg, whipping vigorously to prevent the egg from cooking Put the chocolate into the hot mix, and whip some more. No, not BDSM style. Whip til the choco melts into a nice blend! Put in the vanilla, coffee extract, sugar crushed candy canes, cocoa powder, and salt, and continue mixing Put in the flour! Make sure to pick off the pedals... wait, no, that's flower again, urg! Make sure the flour don't clump, use your hand, a strainer, whatever. Now, get rid of the whip and use a spatula to fold the mixture together. The longer you mix, the chewier the final brownie will get Put your parchment paper over your baking tray. Some oil could be used to help it stick. Some trimming and folding can make things looks nice. Some social skill may help with that valentine chocolate. Just sayin :3 Pour the mixture into the tray. Put into oven. This is a very complicated step. No, really, it varies a LOT based on your equipment. Usually I'd say half an hour at around 220 Celsius. Or 493.15 for you weirdos with a Kelvin oven. Personally, I pour half. Bake for ~7 minutes. Pour remaining half. Bake for 8. Cover with foil. Bake for another 5-10 minutes. This is the result of repeatedly experimenting with my oven, which is technically not even an oven! You'll need to tinker a lot to get a just-right result to your liking. Including with ingredients. Take it out. Wait. Wait longer. Wait til it stop smoking, I don't care how good it smell damnit! Cut and enjoy. With tea. Or coffee. Depending on how "cultured" you are Why this makes me happy I've been using this recipe a lot. Tinkered with it, a lot. Changed multiple steps. Tried multiple techniques. Baked dozens. The thing is - I also barely ate any. This is a treat I make for family. Friends. Guests. I do like sweet, and I love what I made, but what makes me happy is to see others enjoys it (and choke on that sweet, sweet calories!). I'm still tweaking it batch-by-batch. The process of making, the experimentation, and most of all, the joys and appreciation, is what makes this dish special. So, while I'd love to have the MD community try it some day, the best I could do is to post pictures here These pics may have come from 3 different batches that I made in the past week - I recently tested the double baking process (that also changed a lot of the steps). It's just one improvement of, what I hope to be, many more in the future
    5 points
  3. Pipstickz

    Pip's Pacifism Parade

    It took some convincing, but our judges (me) finally got off their lazy rear ends and produced a judgement. First place goes to Nepgear for exquisite marching and nailing the high notes - 20 Second place goes to Ungod for creative maneuvers with expressive movements - 18 Third place goes to Tamu for carrying the bass end of our songs - 13 Fourth place goes to Fang Archbane for highly energetic dance moves - 9 Thank you all for marching with us! Thank you too, our audience, for watching!
    4 points
  4. I always thought that it was a booby-trap, having the unbind squashed up against the select button. How much grief has this caused? Even more now with mobiles... How about switching the locations of the "View" and "Unbind" buttons - would make life much safer.
    3 points
  5. Aelis

    Archivist for a Day

    We have our final scores! To make things short, I'll report a the total score per judge here and send a detailed report with the judges scores and comments on each marking rubric to each player. If anyone else is interested in the detailed scoring, feel free to contact me and I'll gladly send them your way. Before making the entries public, I'll contact the authors to see if they would like to refine their entries. As soon as that is worked out and I get an okay from them, I'll post the final versions. So, without further ado: Entry #1 - Else on "Important Events in Necrovion" Scores Judge 1: 18/25 Judge 2: 20/25 Judge 3: 12/25 Total: 50/75 Entry #2 - Granos on "The Brotherhood (of Void Destinies)" Scores Judge 1: 16/25 Judge 2: 16/25 Judge 3: 14/25 Total: 46/75 Since Else also won in terms of "binary" judge victories (2 out of 3), I won't make any adjustments in terms of scoring bias. Therefore, that makes @Else our big winner, with @Granos as a close second! Congratulations to both and thank you again for participating! Unfortunately, we didn't have enough submissions to fulfill the WP requirement, but I hope you enjoy the other fine rewards. In the following days, I shall contact the winners with the codes.
    2 points
  6. And with the end of the 16th Anniversary I shall declare this contest closed. Results are in as follows: 1. Most votes in a single original post + 3. Most Untouchable - Chewett, with the following post; which had a single reply, with ten votes and an additional point for scoring more than its reply: 2. Most votes in a single reply post + 4. Most Savage - jakubhi, with the following post, scoring four votes and outscoring the post it did reply to, for a total of five points: Please post, in this thread, in order (Chewett/jakubhi/Chewett/jakubhi) as to the choice of creatures thou wouldst like to receive; from the four listed: Coloured Elemental, Coloured Winderwild, Coloured Priest, 16th Anniversary Elucubratie Notable mentions to Aelis and Ledah, scoring nine points each for these original memes: To Demonic God for posting sixteen times in this thread (MaGoHi had the second largest number of posts at eleven).
    2 points
  7. For the Scene makeover challenge we got three beautifully colored scenes. To decide the winner I want to ask everyone to vote for their favorite scene! I'd very much like to thank Ungod, Poppi Chullo and Demonic God for sending in their entries. You can find them here! Everyone who plays MD can vote once. No alts, no people from outside MD. The poll closes 1 week from now, the 8th of May at midnight. Good luck to the participants!
    1 point
  8. Aelis

    Archivist for a Day

    Yes. I'll just try to work on a final version before making entries public. However, if the authors are okay with it, I could forward them to you in advance.
    1 point
  9. I had a similar or same issue on a fresh alt on Gateway, no screenshot or anything though.
    1 point
  10. Kaya

    Those posts don't work...

    You only get the error when it gives an item, but every time I've gotten one I got the error.
    1 point
  11. Since now I don't have any decent creatures anymore, so I'm slowly trying to put them back together once again. I'd like to buy some aged, maxed, untokened basic creatures such as: 1. Bloodpact Archers. 2. LR Archers (coloured). 3. Angiens. 5. Santa. 6. Snow ball. 7. Other Xmas Edition. 8. Reindrach. 9. Colorless Drach. 10. Coloured Basic Crits (Any kind.) 11. Some Shades (Any kind). 12. Anniversary Edition. 13. Any other rare crits which I may not even know they exist. So, suppose any of you have an excess stock of them and intend to sell/trade them, please contact me through PM. Notes: Having me put so many on the list doesn't mean I' can afford them all, so be kind enough to give this poor lad a reasonable price (read: as cheap as possible). 😝
    1 point
  12. Some of these will be in the anni shop FYI
    1 point
  13. MrAlyon has 173 consequtive days. Can you go here: Then press check on the appropriate one:
    1 point
  14. Fang Archbane

    Perspective: Void

    An interesting request, and one I'm not about to shun. Well played, it's never easy to get me to comply but here goes. To me, the Void is simply a place, both free from all other existance, yet part of a larger mechanism all the same. The Void to me, is the peace I find in deep meditation, what I envision to lay beyond even the point of consciousness, possibly even beyond reality itself. It's a timeless encapsulation of raw perception, one that threatens to assimilate you once you feel you truly understand it. Truly, it is what I consider Zen. A place with nothing but you, your mind, and all the possibilities of an eternal, neverending multiverse. I have a bad habit of thinking we might just live in a Fenth. A small reality divided by a thin veil from the next. Whenever I slip into my subconscious meditative state, it's hard to come back with any memories, lucidity if you will, and thus it's difficult to retain on a conscious level the lessons you've learned there. Yet this is when I truly feel closest to the Void. A place full of infinite possibilities because nothing is there at the moment. A beautiful superposition of raw self. A place where journeys both begin and end, if such concepts are even accurate. The Void is One.
    1 point
  15. So the final tally of evenings won is as follows: Demonic God - FOUR Ungod - TWO Clair de Lune, Aelis, Dracoloth, Nepgear, klawdees, Chewett - ONE each Chewett will do the honors of awarding the nightly prizes. I am awarding a wish point to Demonic God for sweeping the series. Let's congratulate all our participants!
    1 point
  16. Lazarus

    Perspective: Void

    The classic understanding of the void have always been the representation of nothingness, emptiness, zero, void, and this is often associated with darkness. Since personal perspective is being asked of, I will define it based on my subjective experience of the concept of the void. The void is not darkness, emptiness, nothingness or any other similar concept people often associate it with, for one to recognize that it is empty or dark is to recognize that no-thing is making it evident, it acts as a container of the existence of the perceived "nothingness." This is very difficult to explain with just words since it is bordering on both philosophy and metaphysics, so I'm going to give an oversimplified example that may or may not be alien to most people: In Dzogchen teaching, there is a concept of groundness, a pristine awareness known as "Rigpa" - which is of no origin and primordially existent, the purest most fundamental form of consciousness. It transcends the boundaries of the mind and the perceived sense of self. It encapsulates everything in our own subjective experiences generated by our own senses. When our stream of consciousness stops for a brief moment, we are present and we truly become free, we call this our "flow state" where there is nothing else in our minds but the present moment, which gives birth to creativity and new ideas. While this only last from milliseconds to a few seconds, it's significant enough to make a difference. The mind rests on the consciousness and consciousness is recognized by the Rigpa. The Big Bang theory says the same thing about the void. Billions of years of chain reaction from no-thing guided by a deterministic universe have lead us to where we are now. Everything that we see, hear, care about, our history - all are offsprings of this concept. Emptiness, darkness, nothingness - sits on the very same ground and is contained in the void. The void itself is both the substrate (containment) and the observer (Rigpa). The void can contain nothing and something simultaneously. It can create and destroy things that can arise from its nothingness, for the void is of no origin and we humans are its creations.
    1 point
  17. I'm not too good at it, but here's my attempt I liked how peaceful wind sanctuary is, so I opted to go for some simple kites and balloons, which goes great in an open sky.
    1 point
  18. Special spot for me? Of course the "Gates of Ages". This is where I spent almost my entire day. I also lost my bathtub here, which should be next to the left post. It fell into the abyss. T_T
    1 point
  19. Not much decoration here, but I'm of the opinion you don't need much to get a party going. Just lay a blanket, open the picnic basket that contains wine and bacon and just enjoy...this is a chill place to wait (for years) for those MP3s to direct them to the spear&halberd rack, teach them to use the whetstone and everything.
    1 point
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