This is actually the first episode with an actual button to advance the text, the other three episodes have text that moves forward automatically. I added the text advance button because I was actually getting complaints about my text moving too fast in previous installments.
There are actually two main reasons why I chose to place a delay between the appearance of new text and the appearance of the ring. The first was to encourage people to actually take their time to read the dialogue as if it were actually being voice acted instead of just "speed reading" through things and not really taking the time to relax and enjoy. Life isn't all about instant gratification, some of the best things in life can only be fully experienced when you slow down a notch.
Secondly, I wanted to make it "accidental double click" proof. I have noticed that sometimes in text based Flash animations, since the move forward button is always available, it can be quite easy to accidentally miss some dialogue if you accidentally click the mouse/space bar before you're actually ready to move on. Quite an inconvenience sometimes.
I guess you can't please everyone, though... And sorry, I'm not old Buttnik in disguise. I'm just a girl who prefers to stroll while the rest of the world goes power walking. Thanks for the compliments on the art and the story, though.