There are definitely times when I wish I was working on a project that had no connection to what’s happening in the world, and was just an excuse to draw weird locations and design some outfits. Phobos and Deimos was only ever meant to be loosely related to current events. I’ve been working on it since like 2007, if you want to go back to the initial idea. The real world has yet to stop being a disappointment. I don’t know what I expected.

I don’t have anything insightful to say in this comment box. Black lives matter. Killing people is never justified, and an institution that can’t keep from murdering people is one that needs to go. That’s all.

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Panel 1: Zaynab gets upset. Zaynab: "That's because Safia is a... a... tosser! It's not my fault we were losing matches. She's just a terrible team leader!"
Panel 2: Zaynab goes back to focusing on her food grumpily. Zaynab: "Apocalypse Ant is a bollocks game anyways." Toya takes a giant bite of her hamburger. Toya: "Ameen, sister!" Maida tries to reassure Zaynab. Maida: "Zaynab, if you want to come to the club, you can."
Panel 3: Maida: "You can meet Tahmaseb, finally!"
Panel 4: Zaynab takes Maida's hands. Zaynab: "Yes! Of course I want to meet him! Oh, also Maria wants to know if she can come along."
Panel 5: Toya nearly chokes on her food. Toya: "You told that ah-lian?! Good job keeping a secret club secret, Zaynab!"
Panel 6: Maida stuffs noodles in her mouth. Maida: "I don't think inviting Maria is a good idea." Zaynab: "Oh, please!"