Oldbroad, I'm so sorry I just noticed your question on the other page! For my first playthrough, I played a female lead with the actor backstory. I consider that my "canon" story, though I've just completed a second playthrough and started a third just to see the final origin. I think they were all handled well, but the actor is still my favorite. The bartender does have a great connection to the bestower, though, so I'm a bit torn.
Which origin are you playing?
Thorsgoats, that's an amazing character name!
I felt the same way you did at first about the "best" ending, but after having seen the other endings, I'm quite happy with it.
Glad you enjoyed the game.