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 Post subject: Official Lackadaisy FAQ **Please read here before asking**
PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:25 pm GMT 
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A lot of questions have been repeated on the forums, and I'm sure people get tired on answering them. SO. Here's a handy FAQ of the Lackadaisy Universe. Feel free to correct me on anything, and I'll change it ASAP :D

Q: What--
A: WAIT. Before you do, I should also point you to the General FAQ, answered by Miss Butler herself. Read here to see if your question has been answered. If not, check here!

Q: Wait, If there already an FAQ then--
A: SO. Anyone have any questions?

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COMICS AND BOOKS

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Q: Is the comic called "Lackadaisy" or "Lackadaisy Cats"?
A: The name of the comic is just "Lackadaisy". The url is LackadaisyCats.com due to the fact that "Lackadaisy.com" was, as Tracy so bluntly put it, owned by one of those companies that buy batches of URLs and sits on them.

Q: Will Lackadaisy ever be published?
A: Book 1 (Consisting of every comic between The Introduction and Daybreak) can be purchased at 4th Dimension Entertainment.

Lackadaisy is also available in Italian, thanks to Renoir Comics

Q: Why is some of the artwork in the book different then on the site?
A: A few graphical changes were made for the book for a number of reasons, and the site now uses those updates as well. I could go into detail, but it would be faster to refer you to This post of Tracy's.

Q: Is there any way I can see the artwork before it was updated?
A: Luckily for you, in my obsessiveness, I have all the older versions saves on my hard drive! So hear ya go!

Lackadaisy Arithmophobia
Original - Current

The other two seem to still use the originals on site. In that case, I'll scan and upload the book versions soon.

Translations
Tracy sometimes uses other languages in Lackadaisy. So var, they have all been in a language called Slovakian. The rough translations are as follows:

    Lackadaisy Dotage
    • "Ahoj" - "Hello"
    • "Tečie mi umývadlo" - "My sink is leaking"
    • "Čo?" - "What?"
    • "Čo sa deje?" - "What is happening?"
    • "Voda vyteká z rúrok" - "Water is leaking from the pipes"
    • "Na poschodí je celá podlaha zaliata vodou" - The entire floor is covered with water!
    • "Si chorý? úbohý chlapec" - "Are you sick? Wretched boy. *Note 2
    • "Prinesiem ti niečo na jedenie" - "I'll bring you something to eat"

1*:"You piece of Ox" doesn't make much sense in the English language, but it's about the Slovakian equivalent of "You piece of sh**".
2*:"Wretched" is a direct translation and sounds like an insult. However her sympathy implies it means more along the lines of "Poor" then "Wretched."

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Characters

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General
Q: How old are the characters? What are their birthdays?
A: As of the current time frame of the comic, the characters are:

Atlas: Died at 42 years
Mitzi: Refuses to tell us her age (Though she swears her birth date date was 19??, honest!)
Rocky: 23 years
Calvin: 18 years
Viktor: 41 years
Ivy: 18 years
Wick: 32 years
Mordecai: 28 years
Nico: 27 years
Serafine: 25 years
Nina: 48 years

The other characters are of unknown age.

As for their birthdays, we only have the years to go by. The sole exception to this is Viktor, who's birthday is on April 16th, 1886

Q: How tall?
A: Please refer to the following Hight Chart

If you want to be more specific, Viktor is 6'6. That''s all we know.

Q: Do each character belong to a specific religion or belief?
A: Rocky's family is mainly Catholic, and Mordecai is Jewish. The other characters are up for grabs.

Rocky Rickaby
Q: In Lackadaisy Reciprocity, Nina says "Roark". Whats a Roark?
A: "Roark" Would be Rocky's real name. And yes, it's a real name, not just something you'd find in a bad video game. And as for it's pronunciation:

It's pronounced "Rork". Rhymes with "Dork" - Tracy

Q: Why does Rocky have a hole in his ear?
A: Apparently he's horrible with guns. So much so that he shot himself in the ear.

Calvin McMurray
Q: Why is Calvin called "Freckle"?
A: Because he has a freckle on his face.

Q: Wait, what? He's covered in fur! How can you tell that he has a--
A: Don't make me get the bat.
...*ahem* That won't do will it. Well, I suppose the better answer to this and the above question would be "because some of the cats in the story are based off of cats Tracy known in real life". Real life Calvin, for example, has a freckle on his lower lip.

Q: Why is Freckle always seen with a Three of Clubs in his hat?
A: Rocky considers it Calvin's "Lucky Number". The "3" Refers to how many farmers Calvin took down in Book 1, and the Clubs are the symbol of the Lackadaisy Speakeasy.

Sedgewick "Wick" Sable
Q: What does Wick do for a living?
A: Wick owns a small company known as "Sable Stone and Quarry", which seems to be a mining company.

Mitzi May
Q:Why is Mitzi playing a ukulele in Lackadaisy Scrapbook?
A: Mitzi was part of Zibs band (Then known as "The Dixie Drifters Jazzing Orchestra") before she hooked up with Atlas. The photo itself was taken in 1921 (As you can see in the corner), so this was around six years before the comic.

Q: What is Mitzi's maiden name?
A: Mitzi Montgomery

Viktor Vasko
Q: How did Viktor lose his eye?
A: Some sort of freak, high velocity, ballistic, goose related accident!
...Serious Answer: We don't really know. However, it happened post-war, and is part of the reason Viktor joined Atlas's crew in the first place. It's been suggested that he lost it in a violent workers protest.

Q: What war was Viktor Fighting for, and on what side?
A: Victor is fighting for the U.S. in WWI.

To be Continued...


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 Post subject: Re: Official Lackadaisy FAQ **Please read here before asking**
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Sticky this please.


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 Post subject: Re: Official Lackadaisy FAQ **Please read here before asking**
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DSMeatte wrote:
Q: How did Viktor lose his eye?
A: Some sort of freak, high velocity ballistic goose related accident!
...Seriously though, we don't know. His losing his eye DOES have some connection to why he joined Atlas in the first place, however.


Just to add to this, in Scrapbook (http://lackadaisy.foxprints.com/art/scrapbook_1200.jpg) we see Viktor with a fresh patch over his eye in a 1920's mugshot. His record say that he was charged with multiple assaults (Viktor? Never!) and his case history says he had been involved with allot of strikes down at the docks. It is suggested by this that he lost his eye during a violent workers protest, probably before he started working for Atlas. But like DS says, we aren't certain.

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 Post subject: Re: Official Lackadaisy FAQ **Please read here before asking**
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Add plz:

Q: Is Mordecai jewish?

A: YES FOR GODSSAKE

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 Post subject: Re: Official Lackadaisy FAQ **Please read here before asking**
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@Curly: Added

@Faebee: Also added

@Tracy: Thank you. But I'm still hoping for an answer on the photo gallery thing XD.


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 Post subject: Re: Official Lackadaisy FAQ **Please read here before asking**
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You know, I'm sort of surprised this wasn't made into a sticky much sooner than this. Good work DS! For your moment of helpfulness, you get a cookie.

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 Post subject: Re: Official Lackadaisy FAQ **Please read here before asking**
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Cooooooooooookie.

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Also: Added info on the publishing.


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 Post subject: Re: Official Lackadaisy FAQ **Please read here before asking**
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Mordecai is 5'9" - 5'10" according to Scrapbook.


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 Post subject: Re: Official Lackadaisy FAQ **Please read here before asking**
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Once our things have been added should we delete the post or just leave it?

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 Post subject: Re: Official Lackadaisy FAQ **Please read here before asking**
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I say leave it, we can discuss stuff before they make it up to the FAQ post.

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curly wrote:
Once our things have been added should we delete the post or just leave it?


Leave it. Not everything we ask is gonna be put here, just the stuff that, over time, becomes common sense to those at Lackadaisy (e.g. Mordecai being Jewish, why Calvin is called Freckle). If it does get added, there's still room for discussion (e.g. Do you think Mordecai regularly practices his religion, why would Rocky shave Calvin's fur).

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 Post subject: Re: Official Lackadaisy FAQ **Please read here before asking**
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...why would Rocky shave Calvin's fur).


Just looked this up.

"Because he was too little to stop me." - Rocky

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Anyone else weirded out that Mordicai is younger than Wick?

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No, not really.

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Anyone else weirded out that Mordicai is younger than Wick?


Why would that weird you out?

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