Hm. "Healthier" colors than your usual palette, a neat direction because being familiar with your work makes this seem optimistic despite the other cues of the birbfaec and YOU DIED screen. I can see how this is a lofty idea but it'd have been cool to see a touch of other animations going on I guess? If you animated anything though the blink was the right thing to go for.
PS: I thought of you when playing through Hyper Light Drifter recently. Particularly in the North, obv. :>