Huh. Another reason to fear clowns... I think their sheepish grin, big eyes and white face-paint acts as a disguise to hide their true motives... WORLD DOMINATION!
As for the flash, this is really good stuff for a 1st-timer, you definetly got potencial .I do not see any immediate drawbacks, and you included a sense of humour. So it's a 10 from me.
Good job, and please, keep up the good work!