So they are apparently making a live action movie based on Cruella De Vil from 101 Dalmatians. Not sure how they're making a puppy skinning villain redeemable enough to watch a full length movie on them... but definitely interested in finding out.
And then I figured out a way to doing a "regular animation" that's affected by PIXI particles. So now each frame of the animation gets particle effects. Soon my dreams of a world without QSprite will be realized.