@xoros - thank you for the example. I'll give it a shot.
@rexrainbow - I tried using your slg movement plugin, but I don't understand it at all and I haven't been able to figure out how to get it to work for me in my game. I'm actually working on 2 versions of my game; 1 with your plugins and 1 without. Whenever I get stuck, I switch to the other project to see if I can figure it out and then switch back to the other one. ...if that makes sense. lol