First the bad news. I was eating some nachos when I started choking on them. I tried drinking some water but it wouldn't go down my esophagus. So I stuck my finger down my throat and a few coughs later, this red glob plopped in the toilet. I have no idea what it was. I don't remember eating something red whole. After that, I tried drinking a sip of water again. I could drink it. This is extremely weird because often when I choke on food, a huge red glob of something doesn't come out. Oh well.
Now the good news. I asked SpiceWare about the possibility of having the score be like the batari Basic games, made with player sprites instead of the playfield. He came through and did stuff for me. Not only that, he kept it @ 2k like I wanted. If I ever get this published, I'm going to want to give him a programming credit. I think the game looks a lot better.
One caveat though is that I can't flip the scissors sprite. I'll try again, but I don't think it's possible due to the way the score is using the sprites instead of the playfield now.