The error was mine. Next helped me not have to factor timed as much, as I can set events to happen a certain interval from each other, rather than having to set each individual thing to happen after a set period of time ((i.e., instead of <<timed 10s>> this happens, <</timed>><<timed 13s>> then this>><</timed>> I can instead put <<timed 10s>> this happens, <<next 3s>> then this<</timed>> which makes it a lot easier. I did not know about this, so thank you.
My error actually embarrasses me. None of the code worked since I used one set of arrows, <textgoeshere>, and not two sets, <<codeworkshere>>. A simple fix, yes, but one that I kept overlooking.
All the same, thank you very much for the help and for making my work a bit easier~