Quite simply, it was this movie:
John n' Richie were the reason I picked myself up a copy of Flash. At the time, CS3 was brand new, so I saved some money by buying Flash 8. Yes, it was a legal transaction. Perfect Kirby presented the idea that many video game characters can come together under a single world, or story. The idea had been done before, but only in sprite form. I wanted in. My spiritual tribute to Perfect Kirby became "Nintendo Story and ran for four episodes until I lost interest. Actually, I started losing interest sometime after the second movie. It had gotten off to such a rough start that I couldn't bring myself to continue. Animators often delete their previous works that they're not proud of, but I kept mine. I'm not sure why.
But regardless, even though Pikanjo have seemingly quit Perfect Kirby altogether as a result of college and adult life, I continue to find reason to keep trying, even after my list of failures. I like Flash, I just need to realize that more often.