Well, well, welly, well, well. You just Doki Dokied allll over me. Amazing job. Love the writing, love the jokes, love the art, love the music, love the scenes. 10 out of 10 I'll take that underhanded-ass jump scare any day as long as the content is quality. All the work that's been done is absolutely outstanding.
Now, enough dick sucking. Critique time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ok, ok. I really had to think about this one, what happened to the settings menu with the save/load and volume and "Exit to Menu" (without pressing esc)? Obviously, if you're going to have the event tree there, there is no reason to care about save/load system, but I do like to control volume. Immaaaa I'm a multitasker . . . . . Anyway, it's just that I think it would be convenient to have.
Hopefully, you haven't actually run out of ideas . . . wouldn't blame you if you did with you shot gunning all your metaphors like a nymphomaniac's addiction to . . . sex . . . meh, you used the word 'Lithe,' I'm sure you're aware of the fact that Hayley is nymphomaniac / cock-addict / a-dick-ted. I just find it funny how nymphomaniac is an actual word in dictionaries to describe full blown sex addicts. But anyway, I digress. This game is great. A couple option buttons at the bottom of the text box (maybe) would be great. Keep livin' your best life. I'm gonna go make the music my ring tone. "Which on?" ALL OF THEM