Hi my name is Mike Hanson, I don't feel like a newbie, but I am one to this Behemoth forum. I used to spend a large chunk of time at synj.net/forum with Gel, Sherbalex, and everyone else over there. We had a pretty tightly knit crew over there back in like 2005.
At the time I was in full swing with Flash, and I'd say the peak of my experience was working with NegativeONE, who collaborated with me on a game we made called Billy And Speedy: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/151746
NegativeONE subsequently went on to code the extremely amazing Johnny Rocketfingers 2 and Newgrounds Rumble. And I had started focussing primarily on my music career. I started creating music under the moniker "These Hands" (www.these-hands.com).
I toured across Canada to both sides of the coasts, performing at music festivals (I saw Burt Bacharach at a church in Montreal). I opened for a great Canadian songwriter named Patrick Watson. I made 3 albums (2 CD's, and 1 LP). I collaborated and jammed with so many independent musicians.
I've come back to bring my animation, graphic design exp, sound/song composition, and general art interest to this forum. I still hope there's some Weekly Animations! And I also hope there's some experienced actionscript programmers on here too.