Well, I think I just did something hella awesome.
Remember that question about the lightning that got closed, as well as the sudden closing? (see Where are the Laplacian Lightning settings once the addon has been installed?, Blender closes when using the scroll wheel, https://blender.stackexchange.com/questions/33262/are-particle-emitters-a-good-starting-point-for-creating-lightning)
Well, Laplacian Lightning didn't work out one bit. Whenever I tried to use the scroll wheel on the mouse, Blender suddenly closed. I'll have to find another way... and I think I'm onto something.
I present to you, the nova: This was done solely by assigning a particle emmission system using Boids physics to have metaball particles.
It's not the snazziest, but it's pretty darn cool. However, it has given me an idea: what if I had the boids particles move in (relatively) as straight line?
Is there a way to do that?