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YMMV / Krazy Kat

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  • Audience-Alienating Premise: A mouse repeatedly hits a cat of Ambiguous Gender in the head with thrown bricks and rocks, which the cat interprets as gestures of love and welcomes wholeheartedly, whilst a bulldog in love with the cat tries to keep the mouse in prison because of his brick-throwing ways. All of it done with surrealistic artwork and heavy Funetik Aksent dialogue. No wonder a lot of people panned it when it came out, and many still do to this day.
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  • Kargo Ship: Hints of Ignatz×Bricks are aktually quite apparent in a few strips. Which only makes the Triang Relations that much more komplikated and bizarre.
  • Fair for Its Day: Yes, the Mokk Dukk speaks with a stereotypical Chinese accent and has a stereotypical job. However, in an era when Yellow Peril was a kommon trope, he was an honest bird and a respekted citizen in the kommunity. In fakt, the Yellow Peril trope is subverted when Ignatz overhears the Mokk Dukk talking with other Chinese dukks, assumes they're up to no good, and wants in. Turns out it's all klean, honest, and above board.
  • Foe Yay: Quite a lot. One strip reveals that an ancestor of Ignatz was in love with Krazy's ancestor and showed his love by pelting her with bricks inscribed with romantic poetry. The kicker is when the narration explains: "And true to his trust he has been faithful -- faithful through the ages - through the tide of dusty years — and so today." The Cuckoolander Was Right.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In one strip, Ignatz refers to his family as the "House of Mouse".
    • The strip's consistent replacement of the letter "c" with the letter "k" would later become a trademark of a certain (in)famous video game franchise.
  • Ho Yay: As mentioned before, Krazy's gender seems to change at times. Pupp's and Ignatz's never do, so when Krazy is male, the love triangle is all-male.
  • MST3K Mantra: You just kannot analyze this komic.
  • Nightmare Fuel: This komic features Offisa Pup rescuing Krazy from drowning..or it seems to. Pup's and Ignatz's expressions, Krazy's silence, and the bottom panel imply that Krazy really did die. The kicker? This is the final strip.
  • True Art Is Inkomprehensible: Konsidering how alienating the strip is, and yet how art kritiks think this strip is one of the few to achieve an artistik aesthetik (others being Little Nemo, Peanuts, and Calvin and Hobbes).
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  • Vindikated By History: As noted above, the strip was not loved by the general publik. Today, it has gained a kult following and has been praised by intellektuals arguing that komiks can be serious art.


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