I've gotten some nice feedback from various sources, so I've decided to make this a daily thing! I'll be posting these LPMYG vids until I finish the game. And I think I'm going to call this "Emerald City Commentary" from now on.
A bit of a followup. I have NO IDEA how the whole missing textbox thing happened. Every version I played on my computer had the textbox, but somehow the game shipped without it. I vaguely remember PlayFirst QA telling me that a lot of the description text wasn't voiced, and I vaguely remember replying that PlayFirst had told me to do it that way. They didn't mention that the textbox was missing, but if they never saw it in the first place, maybe they never knew it was supposed to be there?
Oh well. It'll remain a mystery. It happened, and it's a bit too late to fix it now.