holy crap, so glad I found this on dA- now I can tell you how much I love this particular part! This is probably my favorite part of the story so far, and that panel of Viktor in the spreading blaze... that is my favorite panel from the entire comic so far.
The thing I've come to love most about Lackadaisy is the complete moral failure of everyone involved. Everyone loves Calvin because he's adorable, but he's a murderous psychopath. Ivy may act naïve, but she has demonstrated a much firmer grasp of things than she typically lets on, and she's anything but innocent. Even Rocky, motivated as he is by "love," is quick to enact petty and violent revenge when aroused. But despite it ALL, I still love them. All of them. In spite of all my better judgment, I find myself willing to forgive or overlook all of their shortcomings so I can keep rooting for them.
That's how you know this is some good writing. Despite their inherent villainy, you can't help but like these relatable, fallible, flawed, imperfect, and wonderfully human characters, as they struggle to survive in a cold, uncaring, and very real world.