Yes, Flash 8 is required as it is with just about every other Flash these days. For the lazy, download at http://www.macromedia.co
This is what I made fiddling around with Flash 8 a little bit every day for about 2 or 3 weeks. It isn't just another idiotic guide to Newgrounds. In fact, it's the exact opposite of what you should do on Newgrounds.
So vote however you want. Yes, I did not ask for 5's. Stop looking at me that way. Is it necesary that every flash artist asks for a five? Really, stop looking at me that way! .... though a 5 would be nice.
And I apologize in advance for my proper grammar. It's a bad, bad, habit.
If you really have no life, try zooming in and reading the newspaper.