I'm going to cut past me some slack on his font choices in that first panel, mostly because he didn't have a lot to choose from, and the comic's in greyscale. Still, if one's gonna do a panel with dialogue that way, one really should distinguish one person's dialogue from the other better.
I remember looking for fonts back in the day, and gazing upon various CDs with various fonts and various strange licenses that probably would have allowed me to use them for the comic but I wasn't sure so they didn't get my various dollars of bills. I really did need more, though.
Nowadays, webcomic people are spoiled, because sites like Blambot exist. There are people ready and willing to provide such things and have them specifically be for comics. Granted, they might have existed back then, too? I dunno. I think I've mentioned this before in these classic commentaries already, so I should leave it at that.
As for what's actually happening in the comic, um... Sounds legit? It seems to be the case, anyway. Good deducing, Tedd-dude.
Comic commentary added Sep 17, 2014