I guess they don’t have student loans in this world? Or maybe they’re just not available to fugees, I’m not sure. It seems like a pretty grievous oversight if you’re trying to run a society that won’t fall to revolution, imo.

Work has been keeping me away from my drawing desk for almost a month now, and while I’ve been working through a backlog of pages to keep the updates flowing I have now officially run out. So I guess I’ve got a hiatus coming up. One more month and things should lighten up for me a little? I hope? It’s frustrating, too, because here I am leaving you on a pretty significant cliffhanger. What is up with Tahmaseb?? You’ll find out when I can tell you.

In happier news, Phobos and Deimos has been added to Ink Shrines, a cool old-fashioned comics web-ring put together by Sloane Leong. Check it out! There are some great comics on this list.

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Panel 1: Maida: "There is no way I'm ever going to be a teacher." Tahmaseb: "Yeh, no, that's fine!"
Panel 2: Tahmaseb: "I just mean, there are lots of roles the shidafu play, and they're not all equally evil. But they all have a vote."
Panel 3: Maida: "Well. Even so. It doesn't matter. There's no way I can go to shidafu school."
Panel 4: Maida: "My aunt can't afford university! I got Papadum to run though dozens of scenarios."
Panel 5: Maida: "The best job I could get would take ten years to save enough money. I have twelve months."
Panel 6: Maida: "There's basically nothing I can do to get the money in time. Short of robbing a bank, ha ha." Tahmaseb looks away and sighs.
Panel 7: Tahmaseb: "Tingiz, I know where ya can get money. Though I'd hardly call it lyke good option."
Panel 8: Maida stares at Tahmaseb but he looks somewhere else. Maida: "Tahm, why are you... talking like that all of a sudden?" Tahmaseb: "Also it comes wit lyke big confession. Sorry."