It's possible you may have messed up with the IDs of the exit tiles somehow, causing that transition. Consider linking them by going to Overworld > Link Star/Pipe/Exit Tiles Together.
Also, protip: avoid posting on threads that haven't gotten a response for more than a month, especially if the OP is no longer active. You might be better off creating a new thread instead or posting in the main sticky.
It's more meant to prevent people from, for example, taking Tile 100, the grass tile, and recoloring the dirt parts using the transparent color, so that they have grass ledges with no dirt. The only real use-case for merging tiles is to specifically take advantage of the fact the transparency in one or both tiles will allow for a new merged tile to be created.
Goodness no. When it comes to contests like this, there are always a number of levels that are absolute garbage to play and demotivate me. I'd rather watch a compilation playthrough video and play any levels that seemed enjoyable.
I have a lot of masks at home as well. I also have one from the pharmacy my girlfriend did her internship on.
I haven't been going outside too much recently, sans for important shit (my remote theoretical driving lessons just ended this week and I have to go downtown personally to set up a date for the first exam).
This crisis taught me a lot of valuable lessons, such as filtering out self-seeking friends from my life and looking for hobbies to focus on, which is... good. On a less refreshing side, I've gained weight (no motivation 🥺). Oh well.
It doesn't help that I tend to get paranoid about the smallest of symptoms - I have a tiny sensation of something in my throat and I keep wondering against the odds if I caught covid or not, despite knowing I can't really have gotten it from anywhere except maybe that one time in the crowded supermarket. welp
I too am not as worried, though I can catch a cold or high fever easily. However, since I was administered the vaccine for cold months ago, I have a lesser chance now. I swore I caught covid once due to headaches I feel every now and then, but thankfully it wasn't. Still though, taking care of yourself is never overkill.