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Have you lost inspiration/motivation for Lackadaisy? Or are you busy? ( When can we expect a new page?~ or some sketchs and doodles?~ ovo ) Have you ever had to deal with lost inspiration/motivation?/How did you deal with it?
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I haven’t lost inspiration or motivation.  I’ve had a milestone deadline to contend with at work (just one in a series of them), so I have lost time and energy.  This is pretty routine in a game development job.  My existence has consisted of work-sleep-work-sleep-work-sleep for the past couple of weeks. I have to take a related business trip shortly that will continue keeping me away from comics.  I’m exhausted and immensely frustrated - Lackadaisy is my first love, but it has to be my second priority.  

I regret not having new things to share here.  I’ll remedy that as soon as I’m able.  (Apologies to anyone who’s sent me a note that hasn’t received a response lately too).

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Regarding 'Lackadaisy Interloper': is Mitzi the only person in the world who'd be *relieved* upon realising that the creepy man waiting in her car was Mordecai? (Besides his close relatives.) Even setting aside the fact that he's a hitman in the pay of her main rival, he just... doesn't seem the sort whose armed-and-uninvited presence would normally inspire the kind of mildly irritated trust she shows. (Um, this isn't a criticism! Just a blatant attempt to tease out more snippets of canon.)
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Just about the only person, yes.  Exchanged words aside, the entire encounter at lunch and in the car is intended to reveal a lot about the nature of their relationship, and how they’re both hung up on the same thing in different ways.

Asa brought Mordecai along expecting to intimidate Mitzi into relenting. Not anticipating that their relationship would be quite so familiar and perhaps not having Mordecai as figured out as he thinks he does, what he got instead was the two of them sniping at each other like sore siblings.
(Similarly, Mitzi brought Rocky and Freckle along to make a show of possessing some muscle, but that didn’t quite convey the message she intended either.)

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That’s interesting…and would have been useful to know.  Did anyone else receive that notice?  I sure didn’t.

That’s interesting…and would have been useful to know.  Did anyone else receive that notice?  I sure didn’t.

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I’m basing that on the variety of tech articles I’ve read that suggest changing your passwords (or using something like LastPass).Also, according to Yahoo, the vulnerability of its main sites - including Tumblr - has been addressed (CNet article here).  The Qualys SSL Server Test seems to confirm that is the case, so theoretically, it’s safe to change your password now.  As numerous accounts were clearly accessed by someone/something other than their owners, I’d go so far as to say it’s also wise to change it.

I’m basing that on the variety of tech articles I’ve read that suggest changing your passwords (or using something like LastPass).

Also, according to Yahoo, the vulnerability of its main sites - including Tumblr - has been addressed (CNet article here).  The Qualys SSL Server Test seems to confirm that is the case, so theoretically, it’s safe to change your password now.  
As numerous accounts were clearly accessed by someone/something other than their owners, I’d go so far as to say it’s also wise to change it.

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Um, may I ask? What was with the pineapple background that your tumblr was sporting the other day? Was it a joke? It was rather amusing. :)
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Well, in regard to the Heartbleed bug, tumblr was one of the vulnerable sites, but states that it doesn’t have any evidence that it was affected. Mysteriously, though, a multitude of users logged in the other day to find their blog themes changed, including me.  It’s probably fair to conclude that tumblr was indeed affected.

Change your passwords, everyone.

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prozdvoices:

VIKTOR WINS THE PRIZE

Everything about this comic is golden.

Original comic by Tracy J. Butler

http://www.lackadaisy.foxprints.com/

Voiced and edited by me

ProZD’s consummate vocal artistry adds so much to this egregiously stupid little comic, I’m writing him a check in crayon for all of the gratitude.

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Anonymous asked you:I know you are busy and stuff, but a very quick sketch (even if it’s at the tangled pasta level) of Zib will be awesome :D Pleassse ! It’s so cloudy where I live! I must have some sunlight sometimes! ————————————-Well, it’s not the sun, but a glimmer perhaps. =)

Anonymous asked you:
I know you are busy and stuff, but a very quick sketch (even if it’s at the tangled pasta level) of Zib will be awesome :D Pleassse ! It’s so cloudy where I live! I must have some sunlight sometimes! 
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Well, it’s not the sun, but a glimmer perhaps. =)

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heavywoodenbox:

I started reading Lackadaisy cats and so far it’s pretty damn good. also ivy is a cutie pie

Aww! =)

heavywoodenbox:

I started reading Lackadaisy cats and so far it’s pretty damn good. also ivy is a cutie pie

Aww! =)

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Out of curiosity! You draw the lackadaisy squad as hoomans fairly often - moreso in relatively recent years - so I'm wondering, as you worked through the comic, were there any points (narratively speaking) where you felt it would've benefited from a humanised cast instead? Are there any thoughts you have on how it might've affected the mood of the strip, or even your artistic direction? Thank you :D
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With human characters, I think the comic would come across with a much darker, grimmer aspect than has been my intent.  At the least, the characters probably wouldn’t be able to get away with all the mugging they do without looking downright creepy. Heh.  I am aware that the talking animal/anthro visuals are immediately off-putting to a lot of people too, though, and I suspect that has limited its reach to some extent.  That’s regrettable, but I don’t know that a perfect solution to style and representation exists.
I do know that the cat theme felt right to me at the outset and still does - I think it sustains a certain amount of levity and playfulness that I want the story to have.  That I have the option to draw the characters as humans when I feel like it is added bonus for me. Swapping between that and the cartoonier comic style resolves some of the creative confinement that goes along with all-consuming, long term projects like this, and gives me opportunity to exercise different types of artistic muscles.

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Bobby and Elsa, in response to:Anonymous asked you:Sorry if I’ve missed something, but for some reason I haven’t found any pictures of human Bobby, as well as all of the human Arbogasts all together. It’d be interesting to see anything of that sort, especially Bobby in his better days. Please. :3

Bobby and Elsa, in response to:

Anonymous asked you:
Sorry if I’ve missed something, but for some reason I haven’t found any pictures of human Bobby, as well as all of the human Arbogasts all together. It’d be interesting to see anything of that sort, especially Bobby in his better days. Please. :3