Regarding the different versions of the podfic:
I like both the file with music and the one without. If you find music in podfics a little intrusive, I'd definitely skip the music version; it actually plays during the ending scene because there are references in the text to Welcome to the Black Parade. The music-less file is more bare, more stark, and I love it for the exposed emotion at the end.
But I also like the music version because the text says Gerard's feelings well up in him like a song, and in many ways, TBP album and that song in particular, were his rl!artistic responses to coming back from a drugged life and embracing the free, creative life that came afterwards. I wanted to include it and I love how it sounds as a soundtrack to the character's drama in this podfic.
Also, the bloopers are really short; I did not include the full minute of me crying my eyes out. #yourewelcome
mp3 link, with music: here
mp3 link, no music: here
mp3 link to bloopers: here