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 ♪
那个可以理解你的人 ♪♪♪ –
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.
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.
Yeah, haha. No. That didn’t happen. Anyways, let’s get started!
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.
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. 😉
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.
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.
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.
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).
Yet what happened between now and a week ago was nothing short of miraculous from the left and the right.
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???
He deserves his costume upgrade.
(PS. Thanks to the two of you that wrote in after reading in between the lines last update – yes, you were absolutely right 😉
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.
And then Trump wins states that the other three should be winning. Again.
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.
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.
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. 🙂