''On the Fastrack'' is a comic strip by [[SafeHavens Bill]] [[KevinAndKell Holbrook]], launched by Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate in 1984. Its tech-centered humor is set in the offices of Fastrack, Inc, a company that stores all of the world's data. It stars Wendy Welding, the executive assistant of the CEO and the person who actually keeps things running.

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!!This comic contains examples of:

* AnthropomorphicPersonification: One way to see characters like Autocorrect.
* BadBoss: Rose Trellis, most of the time. And despite her business savvy, she sometimes veers to PointyHairedBoss.
* TheBechdelTest: Passed easily, with about half the cast and especially the focal characters being female.
* BreakoutCharacter: First Wendy Welding, then Dethany Dendrobia.
* CharacterBlog: Dethany tweets. Bud used to have a weekly blog.
* ChildProdigy: Every major kid in the comic.
* DeggansRule: Followed. Ada, Donald, and Samantha are all Black, and it never matters to the characters.
** Dethany's boyfriend, Guy. His ethnicity isn't even remarked upon.
* FloralThemeNaming: Rose Trellis and Thornton Saguaro.
** Bud Spore definitely counts, too.
* FreakyFashionMildMind: Dethany.
* GoodIsNotNice [=/=] WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: Percy and Thrip don't like to admit it, but they attack technology in order to inspire humans to make it better. They have occasionally attempted drastic measures like dropping a heavy computer on an engineer.]] Another example could be Fistula Breech.
* TheHecateSisters: Fastrack is run by the trio of CEO Rose Trellis (crone), her executive assistant Wendy Welding (the working mom) and (the maiden) Dethany Dendrobia.
* {{Immortality}}: The computer bugs.
* InsideAComputerSystem: The action often moves there.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: [[http://www.onthefastrack.com/?webcomic1=march-12-2014 Dethany illustrates the importance of positive feedback]] with the example of [[EnsembleDarkhorse a cartoonist learning how popular a minor character is]]. She doesn't know why she thought of it.
* LettingHerHairDown: Autocorrect has loosened up at Percy's encouragement.
* MayDecemberRomance: The marriage of Mark (younger) and Ada (older), to the initial consternation of Ada's children. The fact that [[BlackGalOnWhiteGuyDrama Ada is black and Mark is white]] doesn't even come up.
** Percy is tens of thousands of years old, while Autocorrect is, well, younger than many readers. Funnily enough, this may be less significant in their case.
* MeaningfulName: Everyone has at least one.
* MenaceDecay: Percy doesn't cause as much trouble as he used to.
* MillenniumBug: Percy was introduced as "The Year 2000 Bug," equipped with [[TheGrimReaper an hourglass and a scythe]]. After the TurnOfTheMillennium, he usually went by "the Bug," until he divulged that the ancients called him Perseus. (He initially objected to the nickname Percy, but it's grown on him.)
* {{Nerd}}: Bud Spore is the most glaring example.
* NoPeriodsPeriod: Averted. [[spoiler: Patina Welding]] gets her first one, much to her father's embarrassment.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: The Moat Monster is rarely even identified as a dragon, though she certainly has the key trappings of one. One difference is her ShapeShifting.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Thrip is now a data vampire.
* OutOfFocus: Bob Shirt, former protagonist. An intentional example: [[WordOfGod According to the creator]], the character "turned out to be so boring that the strip survived only by moving the spotlight away from him."
* PerkyGoth: Dethany Dendrobia.
* PerpetualFrowner: Fistula is determined to remain acid at all times.
* PetTheDog: Fistula despises the air Dethany breathes, but when she finds that Dethany's going to use tax preparation software, she voluntarily goes through and does Dethany's taxes, saving her a lot of money, and has to be persuaded to accept pay for the work she did.
* PutOnABus: Happens every so often, as we might expect from a comic that has run since 1984 ''without'' the rule of StatusQuoIsGod. One interesting example: Meg the Cyber Dog, who was getting old for software if not for a dog, got saved to a disk and hasn't been seen since.
* RightBehindMe: [[http://www.onthefastrack.com/?p=1575 A mild example.]]
* SharedUniverse: With ''SafeHavens''. ''Havens''' main character, Samantha, has a standing job offer from Rose (for whom Samantha's father works).
** Patina now attends the college that Samantha works at, staying in the dorm she's RA for.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Autocorrect, at least from the perspective of fellow software entities.
* StatusQuoIsGod: Averted, as in all Bill Holbrook comics.
* SuperheroesWearCapes: iPatina's cyber-superhero cape looks like a cursor.
* TookALevelInKindness: Rose isn't as bad as she used to be -- barely. This may be an example of PragmaticVillainy.
** See MenaceDecay above.
* {{Unicorn}}: Dethany's online avatar. Still goth.
* TheUnsmile: Fi breaks from her usual dour demeanor [[http://onthefastrack.com/comics/november-20-2014/ here]]. By ContrivedCoincidence, she and Dethany hear the sound of glass breaking at the same moment.
* VisualPun: Many. For example, Autocorrect has become a literal spelling bee.
* WretchedHive: The Malware Cafe is explicitly called a [[StarWars "wretched hive of scum and villainy."]]
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