(2016) Super Tuesday II

If only you could see ♪

That I’m the one ♫

Who understands ♪♪♪ –

So why can’t you see ♫

You should vote for me ♪

You should vote for me ♪

如果你什么时候能突然发现  ♪

我就是那个 ♫

那个可以理解你的人 ♪♪♪ –

你为什么不理解 ♪

你应该挑我  ♪

你应该选我 ♪

(这首歌的梗来源)



 

Hey folks. A few quick notes. While pretty much we finished conceptualizing the art design before Super Tuesday even managed to land, as we worked on the angle and the lighting and character arrangements, we ended up adding a little more to the picture.

大家好啊。仍然说几句话。我们虽然在超级周二前就已经设计好了这幅画的结构,但当司马开始挖细节的时候,我们发现有很多的东西 – 举个例子角度啊,灯光啊,以及人物等等,我们最后的细节比我们原来的想法要多的很多。

This is for Super Tuesday, but between now and a week ago, a few more elections have passed have passed. On the Republican side, four states – Kansas, Maine, Louisiana and Kentucky – voted on Saturday. Some people like to call it “Super Saturday” because again, it’s a diverse mix of states. On the democratic side Maine goes a little later, and there’s no Kentucky but Nebraska went instead.

这个自然是“超级周二”啦。超级周二是美国初选中比较重要的日子,因为这一天有很多的州(超过20%吧)会来投票。然而我们现在一个星期后贴出来的结果其实已经有好几个不同的日子过去了。共和党那边我们有个“超级星期六”的说法,因为上周六的四个州(北边的缅因,中部的坎萨斯,南部的肯德基,以及路易斯安那)也是代表美国不同风俗的地方。民主党那边也有类似的东西(不过州相对少一些)。

Then, just yesterday, another bunch of states voted in the Republican primary. They’re Michigan, Idaho, Mississippi, and Hawaii. The democrats have slightly less states (Idaho and Hawaii go later), but the “build-up” of both is the same. After this heavy front-loading period, the battle’s supposed to be over. These races are designed to get the party a nominee so they can start on their favorite past-time: slinging mud at each other and fight over the presidency.

昨天呢,共和党刚刚投完密西根,爱达荷,密西西比和夏威夷。民主党那边只有两个(没有爱达荷和夏威夷),不过用途其实很清楚啦。经过这激烈的这一段,理论上来说,这初选就已经应该结束了。理论上来说这一连串的各种州的目的是让党内马上挑出自己要的候选人,因为接下来的游戏(就是开始互相乱喷)才是更重要的。毕竟我们每四年都这样一次嘛。为了总统。你懂的。

Yeah, haha. No. That didn’t happen. Anyways, let’s get started!

不过,啊哈哈,得。这次美国政治完全乱了。来吧。我来慢慢讲。

First, yes. That’s Louisiana. Chibi-form of course. I love Louisiana. Great state. Wonderful people. We just couldn’t fit the entire primary schedule into our drawing schedule. So we’re making a nod to her here instead.

啊,对,那个是路易斯安娜。迷你的哦。我爱路易斯安娜。这个州不错。这里的人也不错(这里英文是特朗普的梗)。但我们没有足够的时间把她的那几个州的比赛也画上。所以我们就在这里顺便把她带上啦。

Now, for this piece? The idea’s pretty simple. It’s a concert. Of course Tennsy would be singing at a concert meant to get people fired up to vote. Bet you didn’t know the normally timid Okie could get on stage and perform, huh? Well. She’s full of surprises too. 😉

这个演唱会的梗我想大家也能看出来了。考虑到田希的性格,她搞这种活动肯定不会陌生啦。不过一般羞涩的奥姬也敢站出来唱这个,是不是很惊讶呢?嗯,她也能给你带来惊喜哦。

On the outfits: When Sima asked if we wanted to do something special with costumes, I jumped on it. In a very small part as a tribute to someone who to me represents a particular aspect of Tennessee (and  of course, of us women) and of America, I’m proud to see how she – and this piece – turned out.

关于服装:当司马问舰娘们这次穿什么的时候,我马上跳到了上面。如果上面的视频不够明显的话,其实这里的人设以及构图是我给某位我个人认为非常代表田纳西州(当然,包括我们美国妹子在内)以及美国的某种精神的一个赞颂梗。

(对,那个,台上扒衣服也是同样的梗。看看上面那个视频啦。)

Okay, now, onto the fairies. No significant changes barring a few with clothing upgrades. Mostly everyone knows to play nice at least for this part of the performance. Mostly everyone, anyways.

好,现在说到精灵了。上次已经讲了不少梗了,而这次理论上大家都应该在台上安安稳稳的嘛。理论上。大家大多数都会好好跟大家玩的。

Oh. Trump? He’s actually just kinda fun to draw because we can go wild with him. Trump doesn’t follow rules. Teflon Don is real, especially after seeing the blow-out that was yesterday’s results. He’s actually winning left and right, and right now, it’s looking like a battle between him and Cruz since Cruz is picking up states, too.

啊,特朗普啊?他…其实画他本人就是蛮好玩的。因为其实这家伙你可以随便开心的脑洞。特朗普现在已经开始超越规则了。英文这边开玩笑管他叫Teflon Don(Teflon,特氟龙(?),一种防止粘贴的东西),因为无论大家怎么攻击他这家伙目前似乎仍然不会倒。考虑他最近这一连串如同开了无双一样的胜利,我估计可能最后就是他对克鲁斯(Cruz – 抱歉我看中国媒体好几个不同翻译他名字的方式,所以我挑了一个)啦。

As for Hillary? Hey, look. You guys have a better meme for me to go with her that’s not #WhichHillary, I’m all ears. You guys know how to get in touch. In all honestly she’s got a very large delegate lead, and she’s trying her very best now to shut Sanders out so she can move on to face the Republicans.

至于希拉里啊?嘿,各位,你们有比WhichHillary更好的梗,我洗耳恭听。你们知道怎么能联络到我嘛。并且说句实话,她现在遥遥领先老爷子,而她必须要尽快把老爷子给干掉,这样她才能去跟共和党来抗衡。

The actual Super Tuesday was pretty much as expected. Trump won seven states, Cruz won four, and Rubio won one. No matter how you wanted to spin it, Trump won, once again proving that nothing is what it seems in this election cycle. On the Democratic side, Sanders won four and Hillary took the rest, winning handily (as expected).

其实超级周二挺平凡的。特朗普赢了七个州,克鲁斯四个,水哥一个。不管共和党那帮人怎么洗地,这是一个不折不扣的特朗普胜利。民主党那边也一样。老爷子赢了四个州,希拉里清理剩下战场。一切都应该在预料之中。

Yet what happened between now and a week ago was nothing short of miraculous from the left and the right.

然而一个星期内,一连串的奇迹发生了。

On the left, Sanders made history by proving every single poll wrong with a victory in the Michigan primary. Professionals are left scratching their heads because most polls have him losing Michigan by up to twenty points. A stunning upset such as this? Especially when Hillary has been nuking him to the ground in places like Virginia or South Carolina? Buhbuhbut muh minority firewall???

左边老爷子爆发。他在密西根州的胜利表示每一个政治观察家的分析都错了。现在他们还在问,怎么可能他赢呢?希拉里不是领先他10-20多点吗?他怎么可能赢啊?希拉里在绝大多数希拉里应该赢的地方,都是在吊打他(南卡罗琳娜,以及同日的密西西比是个完美的例子。基本上理论上黑人多的地方应该是完全落入希拉里的口袋里面的)

He deserves his costume upgrade.

我感觉这次给老爷子升级服装是对的。

(PS. Thanks to the two of you that wrote in after reading in between the lines last update – yes, you were absolutely right 😉

(另外感谢那两位给我写信的读者。没错,上个帖子我就说到了。这次我感觉可以给老爷子换衣服啦)

On the right? After enduring the singularly largest concentrated attack ads (mostly from his own party) in American history for more than a week straight, Trump took three of the four states in play. Before that, Ted Cruz fought him to a draw on Super Saturday, taking Kansas and Maine.

右边呢?经过一个星期的反面新闻狂轰滥炸后(是美国历史上最高的反面新闻攻击,不过主要都是自己党内的),特朗普赢了四个州里面的三个。之前克鲁斯可是终于跟他斗了个基本平手,硬生生的赢了堪萨斯和缅因。

And then Trump wins states that the other three should be winning. Again.

然后特朗普赢了本来这三个家伙应该能赢的州。又赢了。

Yeah, Republican primary turnout has gone way up. Reddit has imploded. Even now the GOP is fighting amongst themselves in a civil war that hasn’t been seen in seventy or so years.

是啊。共和党的出动率,是近代历史最高的。社会媒体被刷爆了。而目前共和党内部正在经历70年来最严重的内部分裂。

Kasich… We’ll see if he lasts past Ohio. March 15th’s the date to keep an eye on, folks. Florida (Rubio’s home) and Ohio (Kasich territory) are both winner take all, which means all the delegates to the winners. Rubio’s star has faded. Winning Puerto Rico was small consolation for how badly he’s getting trounced. Ben Carson has already left gracefully, and I’ll miss him. I had the pleasure of hearing him speak once at my med school, and he honestly is, in my opinion, a very pleasant and capable man.

州长嘛,我们看看他能不能活过俄亥俄吧。反正三月15号这是个重点。佛罗里达(水哥的故乡)和俄亥俄(州长的地盘)都是winner-take-all(就是赢了全部赢,输了什么都没有的)州。然而水哥的星已经淡下来了。他赢了波多黎各,但他这一连串的失败,我用“打爆”这种词来描述他真的不错。

卡森医生也退了。我会想他哦。他来过我们医学院跟我们演讲过的。你知道我真的认为他是个好人,也是个好医生。

If it comes down to Trump vs. Cruz, then I think I already have some ideas in mind. Personally, I hope that this campaign’ll throw us a few more surprises. We’d love to keep making this series until the nomination contest ends. 🙂

如果共和党那边最后真的就是特朗普对克鲁斯,我也有些想法。说句实话,我真心希望这场初选能再次给我们一些乐点。我们做这个系列很开心哦,真想让他们拖到最后的结尾。


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