Fringes work. Thats right, I got my fringes to calculate AND draw correctly. I had to search hi and low for a tutorial that would help some, and it came from russia. Its similiar to David Michael's tutorial, but 1 fact was different. David's article says that north should be the first bit (north, east, south, west, northwest, northeast, southeast, southwest), whereas the russian article was using west as the first bit and it works. I had to figure out the code for myself, since neither have any examples. The hard part was getting the corners to work right. But, it all works exellently, and when I get home from work today, I'll post screenshots with an explanation. Now I need to finish a small demo and then start on my game.
In other news, I'm getting a drawing tablet so that I can sketch concept art on the comp (plus, my artist/brother can do his artwork directly on the computer). Its going to be a Wacom 5x6.
I'm off to die now (Like normal, I have 2 to 3 hours before work, and I haven't slept yet. I guess I'm just practicing [wink].)
Edit: I wrote this before I went to bed and it wouldn't let me post it lol.
Also, I'd like to thank Comandore for trying to help.