My name is Eric Smith. My username is usually "motionsmith" but I have no problem with my real name.
I am 23 years old, and "I make teh [flash] gamez" for Disney. I live and work in L.A., and work on flash games on the side. Like Brad, I am blessed to be able to do what I love for a living, and so I also do it when I come home.
I joined because I've always had respect for Brad's Fancy Pants games. I'm amazed at the frame rate he's been able to pull off in AS2, and I am equally amazed at the thoroughness and fluidity that his game(s) has. Sometimes I don't fall asleep at night wondering why he chooses the Flash IDE (and AS2) over a more code-based environment...then I remind myself "each to his own" and I fall asleep.
I'm currently working with a few others on a platform game engine known as "Citrus Engine," which, if completed, will ultimately allow average Joes to use an AIR app to create levels and build sprites. It's built off of AS3 and a physics engine (sorry Brad) called APE.