A reticule will appear when you look at a journal entry and disappear afterwards (I'll add a setting at some point where you can just turn it on and off as desired / as necessary, but I'll have to get to that later)
As for the NPCs, I have them all using a collision box that you have to overlap before you can interact with them, but I'll see what I can do about using a line trace (the same as the journal entry) to interact with them instead, as that would be a way more tactile / smoother / more natural form of engaging the NPCs
I added music to the gallery
When you click the "End episode" button at the end of Episode 9, it is now possible to go back into the menu and end the game from there, rather than having to Alt + F4 or ⊞ Windows Key + X out of the game.
Also, I just now noticed Mini (the squirrel girl) has a bald spot on the back of her head, I'll get that in the next build
On to the myriad other issues