I know I said it on the podcast itself (and like, six times during the setup for it), but I’d just like to say - thanks again for having me on board for these last two Episodes, Aspi, especially this one. Being able to discuss Episode 7 with everyone (shout-outs to @mimsy and @Thehoennhippo, and Jokrono of course) in-depth was a blast, and getting to come back for this final farewell really, truly means a lot to me (I’m actually getting choked up just thinking about it - I’m a sap, what can I say?). Getting to come away from the podcast and reread with a new appreciation for Episode 8 was an added bonus.
While there are definitely things I feel like I could’ve done better (all of my fumbling for words and microphone peaking, oof!), this podcast was a lot of fun. To everyone else - I hope you guys enjoy listening to this as much as we enjoyed discussing it. I might be kinda quiet and spend most of my time on the Discord as opposed to the forums, but it’s been a blast. Jokrono says as much in the podcast itself, but the fact that there’s still so much room for discussion, theorycrafting, and reinterpretating Umineko almost eight years after its conclusion is a testament to Ryukishi’s storycrafting skills.
…I, uh, don’t really know how to end this post. It might be kinda trite, but let’s just go with this: I love y’all. Even if it was only for a relatively short while, getting to be a part of this community and being able to give back to it with the podcasts was really special. Thanks, everyone.