Weird positioning of her arm.
Not THAT alien queen.
Good question. We’re shown word balloons, not thought balloons, which indicates he’s talking out loud. Is he mumbling to himself?
If you had done it to them, you would have been raked over the coals for your toxic male aggressiveness.
Really and truly, I am Robin Hood!…………Never mind, say hello to Friar Duck.
That doesn’t reduce the balance on anything.
He’d rather ghoti.
Not buying into your description. What happened was that you and your colleagues simply had trouble interpreting what your senses told you. That does not mean there wasn’t some underlying objective reality. For example, people have seen what they thought was an object moving at “impossible” speed, but which turned out to be something else which they misinterpreted. The only way to know the difference is observation, experience, and the use of reason, not speculating on whether it was a “dream” (people do not share dreams as you described).
I think the whole “there is a higher, or true, or ultimate reality” concept is silly, unfruitful, and unproductive. Understanding and dealing with reality as it is has proven to be immeasurably more useful than chasing such a chimera.
Why would it fail in a dream, or more broadly, in the imagination? I’ve flown unassisted in dreams. IOW, people can do things in the imagination that are impossible in objective reality. This very strip is an example. I suggest that you focus your energy on understanding reality as it is, rather than doubting that it IS real (which always seems like it’s based on a desire to escape from reality based on distaste for it). This does not mean, of course that one can’t enjoy fantasy (all the time realizing that it is fantasy). I loved Ray Harryhausen movies growing up, and I still enjoy them, even though I now know how he made them.