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That’s an interesting list you’ve got there. Nothing from Forgeworld?

嘛,你队伍里没啥重课金装备啊。

(注:Forgeworld是战锤这个坑钱桌游里有名的坑钱点。一辆塑料坦克几百刀的神奇逗逼店)

Nah. It just doesn’t fit the theme of the army that I’ve got in my head. Where’s the rest of yours?

啊,跟我脑洞中的部队设定不太一样呢。你剩下的模型呢?

Off the table, Mo. Not surprised that you don’t know anything about the meta.

桌子下面呢,莫莫。你对meta(主流套路)真的一点都不了解呢。

Mehwuh?

啥?

…Nevermind, hon. Don’t ever change, alright? 🙂

算啦,亲爱的。永远别变,你现在这样很萌哦。


 

Why a 40k game?

为啥这次用了战锤桌游呢?

Well, I’m gonna let you figure out about what the allegory here is. Florida the loaded power-gamer veteran who has every army ever casted, versus little Missouri on the other end who’s managed to cobble together the oddest little group of fellows and put all of them together in a list that’s uniquely “hers.”

想想吧。这到底是个什么寓言。左边是超重级别课金玩家佛罗里达小姐,手上拥有世界上的所有模型。右边呢?密苏里酱是靠自己的脑洞和爱好,慢慢拼出来了自己的阵营以及概念。你认为我这玩的是什么梗啊?

In other news, for this upcoming primary election, the GOP spent 88% of all of their attack ads (out of three states) in Florida, attacking the one man who they thought was a joke – until he wasn’t. Millions of dollars are being spent to attack someone running as the candidate to represent their own party, and it remains to be see whether or not the ads have any effects.

最近新闻中,共和党这几天88%的攻击新闻都砸到了佛罗里达州,目的就是为了干掉那个本来只是卖萌搞笑的那个突然变的不搞笑的挑战者。这次的这个自己打自己已经砸进去几百万了,到底有没有效果我还不太清楚。

A lot has happened in America just over the weekend.  Thursday. A debate that was civil happened over on the Republican side. Friday. There were riots and arrests in St. Louis, and Trump abruptly cancelled a rally in Chicago citing concerns about the safety of both his supporters and his protesters. Saturday, Rubio offered Kasich an alliance, in which Kasich – in an entirely predictable but at the same time, political – maneuver, flatly rejected. It also happened on the same day that a “peaceful protester” who once dragged a US flag through the ground in protest decided to bum-rush the Republican front-runner by leaping over a barrier (that’s putting it really gently). This is to say nothing of the alleged and/or questionably threatening content found on his social media, or the fact that a major TV network decided to give this man a spot on national TV despite the fact that, oh, I don’t know, what he did could obviously have been interpreted as trying to attack – or assassinate – a man currently running for president of the United States of America?

这个周末美国发生了太多的事情了。周四的共和党辩论意外的安静。周五圣路易斯就开始暴动(因为特朗普的降临),然后某金闪闪本来在芝加哥的活动被取消(因为对抗议者和支持者都有危险)。周六,水哥向州长伸出橄榄枝(因为俄亥俄和佛罗里达州是州长和水哥的大本营,所以理论上来说是有本地优势的) ,而州长这个精明的政治家很无情的落井下石,选择了否认他的联盟。

同样那日,一个曾经把美国国旗丢在地上拖地的“和平的抗议者”选择了飞跃障碍来袭击目前美国共和党总统候选人的领先者。咱不说他到底社会媒体上是不是有奇葩的自(提)游(出)冥(暗)主(杀)的(特)观(朗)点(普)的观点,但你知道美国干啥了吗?

美国最大的一家电视台既然把这家伙送上了国家级别的电视节目。我想吐槽说美国疯了吗?这家伙你看看视频的话,我要是保安我也肯定认为他是要攻击 – 或者直接暗杀 – 美国目前的总统候选人其一啊。

Recent events have made it incredibly hard for me to not inject my own personal feelings and emotions into the matter. I am doing my best to stay fair, but being fair doesn’t mean being neutral. At its core, these pieces are meant to be fun and educational – especially to the half of our audience that don’t speak English. When I first embarked on this journey, I was hoping to cover contemporary American politics in a lighthearted manner, where we could look, laugh, and learn a little about the great and the silly parts of my country and our unique idiosyncrasies.

你知道我现在已经快把持不住我的感受和思考了。我目前尽力的公平中,但公平不表示我没有观点,也不表示这个观点就是完全平衡的。最终我们美舰本做这个的目的是为了娱乐,同时也是有一点点的教育。当我们开始时,我本来希望给海外以及家里的朋友们解释解释美国政治,用轻松开心的方式来看看,学学,以及嘲笑下我们国内的优点,缺点,以及逗逼点。

But we’re at a point where I can’t just pretend to be neutral anymore. To do that would be ignorant and disrespectful. People should not blame everything on the left or the right. I sincerely encourage each and every one of you to consider the other side. There is no reason that you can’t read the New York Post and the New York Times at the same time. If you’re conservative, go read HuffPo or Politico. If you’re liberal, go check out Breitbart or the Federalist. If you’re used to getting all of your news from CNN or FOX news, go OFF the beaten path. We’ve got twitter and facebook now. Hear directly from the candidates themselves. See for yourself what they’re actually saying. Don’t let anyone tell you what the truth is. Find that out for yourself.

但你知道吗?目前问题已经到了一个必须要说点什么的阶段了。我如果再无视下去,这是对你们的不负责任以及不敬。我认为大家不应该完全怪左边或者右边。我真的,真心恳请你们每一个人都去考虑考虑另外那边的观点。纽约时代和纽约Post(一个是极左一个是极右的报纸)都是可以看的。如果你比较保守点的话,去看看Huffington Post或者Politico。你如果比较民主党的话,去看看右边的联邦者或者Breitbart。你如果只是从CNN或者FOX(这俩都是美国的大媒体,类似于中国的新华社的地位)得到新闻的话,去看看民间的信息散播。我们现在是有社交媒体啦。你可以直接去听听那些候选人,看看他们真正在说什么。

凭什么你要依赖别人来告诉你真理呢?真理难道不是应该你自己去找的吗?

Head over to r/the_Donald (EDIT: Someone emailed me and suggests r/askTrumpSupporters instead. This post has been up for like, ten minutes!) if you’re curious about Trump. Find those Facebook groups that genuinely support Madam Secretary and find out why these people are supporting her. I’m not even going to waste text telling people how to learn more about Bernie because, well, if you’re at all on the internet there’s no way you haven’t been approached by a friend wanting you to feel the Bern at this point, but start with Bernie Sander’s website. That’s a good place to begin.

真的。去Reddit上看看他们为什么支持特朗普。去脸书上那些支持希拉里的小组去看看为什么有很多人真的喜欢希拉里。我压根不准备说老头,因为你如果在网上的话你不可能没有人来跟你谈过桑德斯的事情。但如果你需要信息的话,去他网站看看嘛。肯定是个好开始的地方。

(注:Bernie Sanders的名字是Bernie嘛,Feel the Bern (burn)是美国文化梗。大概就是燃起来吧!本来是两个意思。我小学的时候这个意思是你被耍了。当我到大学的时候,变成了…燃烧吧,肌肉(主要在体育馆里面听到的)。现在一改,成了老爷子在年轻人里的口号。)

Ted Cruz. John Kasich. Marco Rubio. All of these candidates have their own people and their own presence online and offline, and I would strongly and seriously recommend that you give everyone a fair shot. Don’t hide away ideas that are unsettling or discomforting. Confront them. Because you know what? If your beliefs are worth it, then it deserves to be tested. The other day I learned from our Chinese friends a proverb, “That of which is true gold does not fear fire.”

无论你支持克鲁斯还是水哥还是州长还是谁,他们每一个人都有自己的组织,都有自己的人。我真心建议你们去看看每一个选项。不要把让你感觉不舒服的感受或者思想埋藏起来。站起来,好好的面对他。你知道为什么吗?因为你的信念如果值得你坚持的话,那你理所当然应该去好好的磨练磨练自己的观点。前几天中国的朋友教了我句成语。真金不怕火炼。

… Er, actually, interjecting a scientific comment, gold does kinda fear fire, I mean it, like, melts and has a low melting point and everything –

(那啥,不好意思,我感觉金还是蛮怕火炼的。熔点蛮低的嘛,然后 -)

You get the idea. My point is, we live in a digital age now. An age of information, where the internet is empowering you for the first time to honestly open your eyes up and decide for yourself who’s telling the truth and who isn’t.

好了,我说多了。你知道我的意思是什么。我们现在在一个数码世纪了。网络给了你世界上从来没有的权利,就是你历史上第一次有一个可以自己选自己观点的选择。睁开眼睛看看吧。你自己应该有判断到底谁在说实话谁在撒谎的能力。

Go look.


Okay, the actual artistic inspiration for this one. In no particular order:

好了,画里的梗。

Florida was a harder shipgirl to conceptualize than we had first realized. Trust me, once you get to see her in her full glory, you’ll definitely agree that she’s worthy of the nickname “Sunshine.” That being said, when Sima asked me what’s Florida known for, I instinctively answered, “Orange juice.”

佛罗里达难度其实比我想象的高。相信我吧,当你什么时候看到她立绘的时候,你就知道为什么这个妹子的外号是阳光了(注:阳光州是现实生活中佛罗里达州的外号)。不过,当司马跟我聊起来佛罗里达有名的东西的时候,我潜意识里答:橘汁。

Yeah… So she’s got orange hair now. Sorry. >_<

所以她头发就桔黄色啦~

The girl to her right is Missouri. This is not at all me trying to prod November to actually let us post her. She’s been drawn for like, five months now. xD Our overall design is actually a fairly sweet and innocent “midwestern” girl. She wears flowers in her hair because the Missouri Botanical Garden is one of the oldest botanical institutions in the country, and we wanted to give a nod to that.

右边那个是密苏里。Nov其实几个月前就画好了,但一直没贴出去。总的来讲她的设计是个甜甜的美国中部妹子。你知道我们每个舰娘梗都一大筐。她头发里插花的原因是因为密苏里州有美国最悠久的植物园其一,而我们想体现出来这个梗。

Now, fairies. First off, yes, that’s Hillary and Bernie duking it off in the back. Someone forgot to tell Ari that this is the 40k and not the Fantasy – I mean, AGE OF SIGMARINES table. We’re still looking for a better Hillary meme, so again, if you have ideas for an outfit upgrade, let us know. 🙂

然后轮到精灵了。后台是希拉里和老爷子在拼杀中。大家忘了告诉雅莉这桌是战锤40000而不是奇幻 – 好吧现在已经改成西格玛战士之锤了。我们目前仍然在寻找更好的希拉里梗,所以如果你们有主意的话,请尽管跟我讲。

(战锤这个桌游分成40000(40k)和奇幻(Fantasy)。但因为某公司为了赚钱,最近刚刚完全废掉了整个奇幻战锤大概25年左右的背景故事,模型,以及游戏规则。替代来的是某西格玛时代,基本上长的跟40k的科幻差不多…不过是奇幻。总之粉丝的反应(反面)蛮大的。)

Then, on the GOP side, we have Governor Kasich. Congrats to the gentlemen writing in from Ohio. Yes, it is a reference to Kasich’s home state. He’s got a bunch of tools in his apron because Ohio (to this NJer, anyways) is widely known for being a center of industry. Off the top of my head I can think of steel, automobiles, aircraft and defense matters, and other manufacturing (wiki says rubber, though I seriously also didn’t know that Ohio had a big agricultural component). Kasich has also been fairly low-key, and we wanted him to keep his suit-and-tie (at least for now) throughout our series. You can tell that a lot of people’s came a long way since.

共和党这边,共和党队里有Kasich州长。俄亥俄的那位小伙子猜的不错。他的打扮就是州里面的梗。我印象中的俄亥俄州是个重工业地带,各种汽车啊,钢铁水泥塑料啊,飞机啊,武器啊等等。没给他特别闪亮的装备是因为目前州长本人的战术也是很低调的。所以我感觉给他留着西装革履也没啥不好。

You know why Rubio’s looking like he’s operating a Dreadnought? A Dreadnought, in 40k lore, is basically a giant robot housing a dying Space Marine so he can return to the battle once more. Look to Rubio’s campaign, now. Florida is going to be his last stand, and while miracles do happen – like in Michigan, I have an honest feeling that we’ll be saying farewell to him (at least in Pacific’s 2016 series) come March 15th. No idea whether or not he’ll be joining –

你知道为啥水哥这次在战斗机器人里吗?战锤梗里,如果星际战士(吐槽:我看你们翻译Space Marine怎么这么别扭啊)得到致命伤害后可以被装进这种铁壳里面来维持生命,靠战斗机器人来最后的为帝国付出。看看水哥现在众叛亲离的情况吧,佛罗里达基本上是这位的最后一战。虽然奇迹也许会发生,但我认为我们15号的时候,至少会在美舰本这个2016系列中,跟他说再见。我不知道他会不会遇见老 –

Yes, that is Jeb. Jeb has yet to endorse anyone at the time of us drawing this piece. At least, since the battle is ostensibly over Florida, he deserves a cameo.

是啊。那位就是小小灌木。他还没有支持任何一个候选人。但毕竟佛罗里达也是他的家乡,所以我感觉他应该出来露下脸。

Front-and-center is Ted Cruz. He presents himself as the “true conservative.” I mean, if we’re really going to go back to the conservative “roots,” might as well put him in something more period-appropriate.

前面那位是克鲁斯啦。这位自称最正宗的保守党自然要给他点符合时代的打扮,所以让我们来回归最保守最保守的时代吧。噗。

That’s more or less the visible folks that the GOP is fielding. The crowd in all black? That’s up to you to interpret what it is. Hopefully I’ve made the reference to that particular piece of cheese abundantly clear – I haven’t played 40k in years, but I remember well when our Spiritual Liege decided to break all semblance of balance with one of those codex updates…

那,那边就是目前老共和党的盟军啦。他们背后的黑衣无脸群众?你可以自己脑洞想想他们是什么。总之我希望这个梗是比较明显的。我已经多年没玩桌游版战锤了,但当我们的Spiritual Liege选择更新某书的时候…那一刻,就是打破本来没有平衡游戏的平衡中,我仍然记得。

(这个故事,很长,很长,这里就不讲了。基本上是战锤这个“文化”或者游戏中的内部分裂)

Now, the legions of the Man-Emperor of Mankind…

面对他们的,是全人类不朽皇的部队。

(战锤一般的玩笑是全人类不朽皇(God Emperor of Mankind)。这个梗有点太冷门,暂时就先不解释为啥叫这个了。)

Seriously, we flip between Gilgamesh and the Big E from 40k. He honestly works as both, and it works. Chris Christie you’ve already seen. The two guys that are new to this side are Dr. Carson, who just recently decided to endorse Trump, and a certain fabulous, fabulous man known to just speak his mind and isn’t afraid of anything.

Hey, if you still want to find out more, the internet’s right next to us. Don’t be shy. Dive in! Go! Read!

说句实话你知道我们设计他的时候是一半战锤的皇帝一半金闪闪。其实两个都蛮合适的。我家的胖州长你们以前也看过了。卡森医生的归来是因为他刚刚支持了特朗普。而最右面那位,是一个天不怕地不怕啥都敢说的哲♂学兄贵中的兄贵。

(注:这位英国小伙子是西方媒体中有名的反社会正确斗士,搅屎棍,记者。经常让各种无脑愤青或者极端女权主义者下不了台。他估计在国内的知名度应该基本上是0,但这部无论是正面还是反面,都指出他是个至少敢喷(并且敢承认错误)的记者。

名字我就不说了。M打头。四个字母。希腊人的姓。)

如果你还有点迷茫的话,网就在你旁边。还等什么?跳进去学习吧!


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