thanks clb... I was sure that I had set it to zero... that
seemed like the obvious thing..... It didn't work though... of
course only because I was dumb and copied and pasted it from within
my enter_frame function.
So when I tried setting it back it looked like this.
movie_clip_mc += 0;
Of course that didn't work... when you suggested that setting
it to zero should work that is when I took a closer look at my