YMMV / Lackadaisy

  • Alternative Character Interpretation:
    • Was Nina right to disown Rocky, who's bad influence on her already socially awkward son, or is she a manipulative Control Freak, and it's her fault Calvin is the way he is?
    • Is Rocky mereley infatuated with Mitzi, or is he completely obsessed with her? Does he even have romantic feelings for her at all?
    • Did Mitzi really love Atlas? or did she simply love the money and power that their relationship gave her? Likewise, we have her character in general, as noted on her entry for the character page, is a sweet but sexy widow whose fallen on hard times or is she manipulative seductress who would do anything to get what she wants? Some of her actions suggest that she genuinely loved Atlas (i.e keeping the pearls he gave her), yet others suggest she'd do anything to accomplish her goals (i.e stealing a check from Wick), either way, it makes it hard to tell what her character and motives are.
  • Awesome Art: Tracey has a mastery of perspective, human and animal anatomy, lighting, shading, backgrounds, realism, caricature and expression. This shows in her work even from the beginning, and it only gets more awesome from there. One can tell by her gallery of sketches that even when it's not polished up, her art is very high quality. Her several art tutorials display just as much understanding she has of her craft, to boot.
    • For specific art, this graphic for the back of Volume 2 is beautifully rendered in full color.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Lackadaisy Dirthyramb, which is just Rocky reciting an ode to the Mississippi River.
  • Crack Pairing: From the Lackadaisy Shipping War! thread, we have Moron. Mordecai and his iron.
    • In the same thread, Pancky (Rocky/pancakes) was mentioned, however, the current task at hand is taking down all Domzi (Dom/Mitzi) shippers.
  • Crazy Awesome: Rocky. One of his first exploits includes him trying to burn down a barn by launching a burning truck into it. The first one misses, so he drives the second one himself.
    Rocky: Are you questioning my logic?
  • Draco in Leather Pants: One forumgoer just about had a nervous breakdown when the Author said that Mordecai was pretty much incapable of love.
    • Lampshaded in an "author interview" with Mordecai. But of course she knew when she wrote the character that an obsessive-compulsive, well dressed sociopath who prides himself on lacking a personality and yet still has Adorkable awkward moments was the height of sex appeal.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Mordecai fit this trope all too well.
    • Zib has a lot of popularity, what with all the Zibzi shippers showing up.
    • By the time Dom Drago showed up in two comic pages, he already Lackadaisy Forumgoers declaring love.
    • Elsa the former nurse is also fairly popular with Forumgoers.
  • Evil Is Sexy:
    • Serafine Savoy is a pretty good candidate for this, especially with her various Voodoo lady outfits and pantsuits.
    • Mordecai, too, has a large sex appeal with the fans because of his sharply dressed, handsome, and too-serious manner.
    • Nicodeme Savoy is the ruggedly handsome type.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Zib/Mitzi, otherwise known as "Zibzi". Tracy's confirmed that Zib and Mitzi were together in the past, which helps, despite her and Wick's current mutual interest.
    • There's also a good number of fans who prefer Viktor/Ivy to the canon Calvin/Ivy.
  • Fanon: Some fan dubs give Mordecai a British accent despite the fact that he's a second-generation Jew from New York City who gives Yiddish holiday greetings, probably because of Evil Brit and related classy Brit tropes. (Word of God says that he doesn't have much of any accent, having deliberately killed his New York speech patterns.)
  • Foe Yay: Serafine and Mordecai, according to some.
  • Fridge Horror: The events taking place in the comic start in 1927. Most of the characters are in their 20s or 30s, meaning if they don't get killed due to their profession, they get to have some fun during The Great Depression. This is hinted at in a doodle of Wick with the caption "October 1929".
  • Jerk Ass Woobie: Rocky could be considered this to some readers. He has zero moral qualms about working for a criminal organization or tricking his cousin into joining said organization. He's childish, irresponsible, and an all around nuisance. However, he suffers from some sort of Ambiguous Disorder that makes it hard for him to relate to others, His aunt seems to have completely disowned him, and his letters to Calvin imply that his father is a complete deadbeat. He express fear of being replaced and states that he likes working at Lackadaisy because they "tolerate him". It's painfully clear that he's tried to find a place in society so many times, but it just keeps going wrong. He lives in his car, gets ran over with a fucking hearse of all things, and he was sent away for a family tragedy that likely wasn't even his fault. If the final pages of volume 2 are any indicators, he could snap at any moment.
  • Memetic Badass: According to the more hyperactive of forumgoers, Viktor Vasko is the new Chuck Norris.
  • Nightmare Face:
  • Ship-to-Ship Combat: A minor example...the "shipping war," for example, was basically created for a random battle thread in the forums (and the leading contender was Moron). There is the occasional spat between the assorted Mitzi and Ivy pairings, but it's usually all in good spirit, since Tracy's following is very devoted to her and to the story at large.
  • The Woobie: What we've been shown of Calvin so far. He's a good boy who's grown up under the very strict thumb of his devoutly religious mother, which has to an extent resulted in making him prone to violent outbursts and immediately regretting them after they happen. He also completely looks up to Rocky, who to an extent is just using him as a sidekick on his illegal exploits.
    • Zib. All he wanted was to be an innocuous member of a band with the girl that he loved, Mary Ellen or rather Mitzi. But he got wrangled into working for a speakeasy and stayed just because that same girl wanted to stay, until he was in so deep he couldn't leave. Especially as the Lackadaisy starts going under, he realizes he's going to go under with it. He rambles all of this as he's lying in a near comatose state on the sidewalk.
    • Viktor's had his fair share of bad luck in the comic and even before. What with the kneecapping and the shotgun wound. Ivy's also not particularly happy with him right now, which doesn't help Viktor much. We later find out that he also had a wife and kid, which he left behind so they wouldn't get involved in his criminal activities.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: Unless you think murdering bootlegging psycho kitties are a good role model for your children.
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