First off, thank you so much for your kind comments! XD I'm glad you enjoyed it.
And no, you aren't crazy. The BL vibes are real. I tried to write the game so you could easily ship Vice with Alain or Jess. (And I might have been particularly partial to Alain since I am a BL fan. Haha...) I'm a sucker for romance options so they are something I am going to include in the larger version of the game which, you'll be happy to know, I am working on (albeit slowly). The larger version will also include mostly custom assets. And yes, I plan to give the villagers actual faces. That was more of a time thing than anything else, but I wholeheartedly agree with you. I imagine it'd also be far less obvious who to suspect if most people have portraits. ;)
Anyway, thanks again and I shall keep your comments in mind as I work on the bigger version of the game!