Hi guys, I'm Chrome! :D
First of all, Let me just say I don't use flash, but I do animate with other programs. So why am I on a Flash forum?
Well, The main reason is because flash is such a generic program, flash tutorials can be used to help people who don't even use flash! :O
So, what the heck am I using to animate, then? I use alot of programs, pivot being my usual software. I'll usually use pivot for close ups and dramatic angles, and often for the stickfigure itself. Recently however, I've discovered I can use a graphics program called GIMP to animate my stickfigures, and many special effects. (For everyone using flash, it's like using the brush tool) It takes alot of effort, and a great deal of time, but hey, it's all free.
PS: ILY INFLU! :C