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Lackadaisy Arithmophobia by tracyjb Lackadaisy Arithmophobia by tracyjb
The noodle dialogue won't make any sense unless you've read the previous comic (Lackadaisy Spaghetti). Then and only then will it make...uh, marginally more sense. =P
Tune in for future comic installments when things happen. Yes, actual things! I promise you things. Things beyond just conversation, at least.

Mitzi and Rocky.

*EDIT*
The adding machine bit seems to be confusing some people. It you read the comic intro here in my gallery, or the comic entitled Lackadaisy Formaldehyde, it should -hopefully- be more apparent why she chucked it. (reading everything in chronological order might help too...check lackadaisycats.com for that)

Also, Mitzi's magical side-swapping whiskers seem to be just as annoying/confusing. That's a stylistic thing, really. Her whiskers overlapping her cheeks tend to detract from the soft look her face is supposed to have, so I usually draw them only where they don't interfere much with her face.
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:iconlunet12:
Lunet12 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Do you draw these on the computer of on paper???
I can't tell... O.o
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DaMushroom Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Damn adding machine! DIE ALREADY!
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MinnieLaLa Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
LOL i didnt notice the whiskers until you told me hahaha
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:iconredflowerblooming:
redflowerblooming Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate math too... :iconangerplz:
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:iconmad-and-mirthful:
mad-and-mirthful Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ah, if only more of us were like linguine.
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:iconrainbowtail101:
rainbowtail101 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Invincible adding machine :XD:
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:iconblackfireotter:
BlackFireOtter Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, linguine. thats awesome!
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:iconlucyha:
lucyha Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
Rocky's 'lenguine' face is perfect. :D
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:iconninjatrumpet:
NinjaTrumpet Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
I think Mitzi's Magical Whiskers are magical! Just like her and you! : D
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TakataRikuzen Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohgawd, your end panels are priceless...
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:icongwenyre:
gwenyre Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
the trouble is im the wrong type of noodle? ROFL! these are priceless :)
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:iconbrittaney-r:
Brittaney-R Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
LOL she just throws the adding machine back out the window NICE
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:iconpsychologicalsuicide:
You know, this particular page got me thinking: Where does Rocky live? I mean, is it really safe for him to live alone? Who would have possibly sold/rented him a house or apartment? It doesn't seem like he lives with Freckle and Aunt Nina, either, because if he was I don't think he'd be living at all. XD

I guess it's just hard to imagine his home life.
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werewolftrixie Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
Quite frankly She'd probab;y look just fine with no whiskers at all.
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:iconbeta-joovey:
beta-joovey Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I was just rereading this, and it occurred to me...where does Rocky live?
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sirbackup Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
I´ve got an picture that he´s like job addict, he doesnt have home, he does illegal business with that lackadaisy place, and whenever he aint helping the place to get on its feets again, he sleeps by the car or somewhere where ever he might be.
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Cupidcomet77 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Where can I get a can of cricket juice?

I'm in the mood for a little crazy.

Whoa, hold on, time out, stop the clock, hold the tomatoes AND the anchovies!

Miss M is actually MISSES M?

O_O

....................................................

Well, I guess it's true: you DO learn something new every day.

We have Misses M, but, what happened to Mister M?
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:iconhanada-chan:
Hanada-chan Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
Does Mitzi-san have something against that adding machine? (laugh)
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:icondifuoan:
Difuoan Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
I like linguine! ^^
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:iconbuzzybuzz:
BuzzyBuzz Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007  Student Interface Designer
I reread the intro, but I still dont get the trow the adding machine thing.
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:iconrikia:
Rikia Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2007   Photographer
She really doesnt like that adding machine does she? poor poor adding machine...
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yourlittleirs Featured By Owner May 31, 2007
no, no, not linguine, orzo! ORZO, YOU IDIOT, ORZO!
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Malevolent-Mayhem Featured By Owner May 3, 2007
Like ... linguini! Wonderful comic, m'dear. Aside from that delightful adding-machine bit, I really admire the use of shading here. I dont know, it just really popped out in this update, as well as how actions seem to flow from panel to panel.
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MsDevin92 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007
Except for his more...insane parts, Rocky, for some reason, makes me think of that guy from Cats Don't Dance :confused: Maybe it's his sheer goofiness :heart:
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:iconreshichan:
reshichan Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007
I wasn't aware she HAD whiskers till you mentioned it, though I believe they do make her look more masculine
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:iconloverofsherry:
LoverOfSherry Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007   Writer
The scenery is absolutely awesome, as to be expected! *grins*

You go, Rocky! Be linguine!
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:iconzurite:
Zurite Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2007
Ooh, how you just drew them! x3
Ha, the writing device is dumped again.
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glassedeyes Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2006
The last and fourth to the last... haha :D You sure have a sense of humor. :P

"Linguine".. hahaha :P
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:iconnatuk:
Natuk Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rocky is awesome =D Lackadaisy is so mint!
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x2creator Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2006  Professional Filmographer
tell me you have a comic book out there that i can buy.. PLEASE tell me you do because if SO i will buy them ALLLL

i love this so much
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PatchworkPrince Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2006
The ending wraps it up perfectly.
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bleedingrock Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
heart. smiley.
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:iconuchiha89:
Uchiha89 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006
OMG!!!! SO VERU BEAUTIFULLL!!!!! *[]*
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:iconjoan-kagami:
Joan-Kagami Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
other than she hated the low income
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:iconjoan-kagami:
Joan-Kagami Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
i still don't get why she is trowing out the calculator
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:iconazerane:
Azerane Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
More like linguine! LOL!! Wow, this is so awesome, I can't stop reading, I love the tone you use for it as well, it just adds to that 1920's feel, is it all hand drawn apart from the text, or is the colour added on the computer? I can't tell, sometimes it seems a bit of both.
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:iconbalade101:
Balade101 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006  Student Traditional Artist
Wonderfully done!! :aww:
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:iconclowve:
clowve Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2006
i :heart: this comic and i think the lines that you some up with are really catchy, but hey, emm, i kinda noticed on the first row, the scene where she dunks the adding machine outside, Mitzi's whiskers are on the right side of her face, but throughout other coloumns, her whiskers are on the left..^^;

other than that, i can't wait for the next installment! ^^v
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tracyjb Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2006
Um. Read the last paragraph in image description. =)
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XxDreamBigxX Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006
I just adore your lackadaisy comics. There are just too cute and too funny! I don't totally get this one, but I still love it!
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CrazySwedishGirl Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006
Yay! He got his hat back!! :D :boogie: He looks handsome in his hat. :nod: He looks handsome without it too, though. :XD:
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DJ-Leorina Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006
great comics you've got

maybe you should be a comic artist
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:iconladyhatter:
LadyHatter Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
mitzi's so cute!!
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:iconhealingblight:
HealingBlight Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
2 Questions:
1- Where do you come up with the titles?
2- How long do you think it will take before coming up with a title will take more effort than making the comic itself? :P

Lackadaisy Supercalifragilisticexpialidociousficati on?
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tracyjb Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
The titles? They're just weird words I've collected (in a sense) over the years.
Hehe. I don't think the titles will ever be as much work as the comic..=)
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:iconhealingblight:
HealingBlight Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006
Yeah, you put alot of work into the comics, probably the most I've seen (judging by the quality*), but the titles are always a nice touch, instead of a clinical number. :)
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Furious-Cat Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
Last panel cracked me up x3
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sharkyharpy Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
GODDAMN
I saw the title and just... had to break my wait-it-out-then-read-at-lackadaisycats.com vow, I laughed so much... I hope you don't mind my using that term, 'arithmophobia', among friends... I'd NEVER steal your copyright!!!
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jediiwakura Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006
Rocky has my love. No matter what noodle he is. X3
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Fuunsaiki89 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The ending is great!
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