I just got my laptop back! I figured that it wouldn't be worth it to have the thread fully brought back from the dead if I didn't have anything to show, so here is a little treat for everyone.
First, a bug update. I've crushed a few annoying ones that I could get out of the way given my time constraints. Download it in the OP!
But, more importantly, a glimpse into the possible future:
Some things you may notice:
Any thoughts you have on the sprites? Perhaps opinions of your own conflicting with mine? I'm all ears!