Finished Rings of Ikiria. Will make a post after I’ve slept and relistened cataloguing the full analysis and range of feels. Initial rank? Fucking 10/10, man. That shit was flawless. But for now, have some quotations. Sweet sweet quotations. Cut for spoilers in case anyone cares, who knows:
But then, ‘home’ had never held much meaning for me. All my life I’d been moved from one institution to another: prep school to public school, public school to the army. Always part of the crowd, but never really fitting in, like a piece of a jigsaw that keeps getting put in the wrong box. It wasn’t until I was seconded to UNIT that I felt I belonged. Perhaps it was the unusual nature of the job, perhaps the discovery that there was more to the universe. But… I think, more than anything, it was the people. I felt supported. And for the first time, liked.
~”Rings of Ikiria” by Richard Dinnick
The new companion chronicle with Mike Yates is out, cut to me completely losing my shit.
I’ll just be here in the corner sifting through for any new scraps to add to the headcanon, all too ready to throw things on the NOPE NO DIDN’T HAPPEN WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT pile.
Oh god it’s already so amazing I can’t even I am so going to liveblog this, and by liveblog I mean keep a word doc with my feels and post it all in one so as not to clog dashes.
The plot summary for “The Rings of Ikiria” from the official Big Finish website:
UNIT is accustomed to dealing with visitors from space, but nothing has prepared them for Ikiria, an alien artist bearing gifts. Could Ikiria’s designs be something more than aesthetic?
As the Brigadier turns against him, Mike Yates goes on the run. Can he save the world? Or will he just learn an important lesson in betrayal?