Yeah captain_duck I appreciate you will be wanting to have a good christmas and I wish you well with that!
I will say though you are on to a big winner with those tutorials, I am a complete newbie and have went through the first 3 and they are awesome! I plan to go though many more today but once uyou have done all the newbie ones maybe move onto how to handle end game fortresses and such. I realise the videos are alot of work but from my own newbie perspective they are just what I need and are great, really easy to follow.
I am starting to love DF and I havent even scratched the surface yet, thats thanks in no small part to the massive amount of help I have had on this forum + you video tutorials (I like with the ones I have seen how you try to explain everything thats happening and you are giving newbies a kickstart which will result in more people playing DF)
All the best for christmas & NY, Have fun!
One things fo sure you have got me petrified of carp haha
Actually one thing captain duck, are you using a graphics package for DF and if so exactly what version are you using? Its just I want to use the exact same setup as yourself until I get better and I can follow your guides top the letter, its kinda weird as my default Dwarf fortress , well the icons look subtly differant to yours and theres a graphics package one I also have but that still looks a bit differant, all this is one area I could use advice on?
Just to update thats me about to do tut5, I am enjoying these. Starting to be like Woah! in regards to DF and I will link this post in my newbie post in which I ask lots of help questions as this stuff answers them well. (The reason I am only onto tut5 is because I wanted to get an area and make it exactly like the tuts + make sure I understood everything)
Keep up the good work