(2016) Florida II: Judgment Day (佛罗里达 II:审判日)

I-now-understand-why-they-are-angry,—. Why-it-ended-this-way. Why-people-feel-left-behind.


—–, No! No no no! C’mon. Join me.


This-loss-too-is-something-I-can-now-understand. We abandoned them. Our failures must end here. It-ends-here.7


—–, look! The ticket! We –

—–, 看啊!看这张选票,我们 –



– – – – -!


How did that happen?




Mo, NOBODY in their right minds put their HQ out front like that! Why the hell would you put your commander under so much risk?


Risk and opportunity go hand in hand, Flora. What separates the winners from the losers is how they react to risk.


I had all the right strategies. The statistics. The money. The tactics. The –

但我的战术!我的统计!我的数据,我的钱,我的战略,我 –

Look. My guy is someone who leads from the front. It’s that simple. He fights for the little guys and everyone can see that. That’s why they follow him. That’s why he wins.


Hey, you know what, guys? We all saw this one coming a mile away.


At this point, the race is rapidly coalescing into shape. Trump is the undisputed frontrunner still, though at this point it seems that the establishment is coalescing around Cruz. But before we begin, let me comment a little on the democratic side.



Yes, it’s not subtle. Yes. Hillary and the other party elites have been calling on Sanders to drop out. I don’t know if Fairy!Hillary’s showing him news articles or polls or whatever, but you can see what we’re getting at, right?

这幅画其实并不隐晦。希拉里以及其他的民主党大佬几乎天天叫着总书记,让他退出来。我不知道精灵希拉里到底在给总书记看什么 – 新闻?还是选票比例?还是其他的?但你看出来我们的意思了吧?

Sanders, of course, is having none of it. One of the things that I have noticed consistently is how many news pieces are just outright condescending to him or ignoring him. For the record, while Bernie lost every single contest on March 15th, he managed to recover a bit yesterday, taking Idaho and Utah both at nearly 60 points higher than Hillary. He lost Arizona by about 20 points, but he is favored to win a number of the states coming up, and yes, it will take a miracle for him to come back and beat Clinton now, but this is no longer the age of man, or even the age of heroes. Given that this is a season that coincided with the rise of Trump, I’m not saying anything else other than it’s only over when Sanders chooses to make it over.




If you’re wondering about who the two ladies are in the Democratic side, here’s a hint. The one backing Sanders was the former vice chair of the DNC(Democratic National Committee). She resigned in protest in support of Sanders all the way back when Clinton was beating him in South Carolina. Since we unfortunately do not have shipgirls representing Hawaii, we thought we’d like to give a nod to her here, rather than not mention her at all.

如果你不认识那两位的话,我给点暗示吧。支持总书记那位,是民主党国家委员会的副主席(其一)。她选择了以抗议的方式, 辞职了副主席来挺老爷子。这位并且是在总书记在南卡被希拉里完全打爆的时候加入的。因为我们目前没有夏威夷的舰娘(而这位是夏威夷的),所以我们想让她在这里露脸。

The one backing Hillary happens to be a current representative from Florida. She was formerly part of Hillary’s campaign in 2008, and currently  serves as the chair of the DNC. Yup. No potential conflict of interest here. Nope. Not at all.


Sidenote: Sanders is fun to draw. Especially his eyebrows.


Ah, Rubio, Rubio, Rubio…


Isn’t it funny how it ended like this, huh?



Losing his home state by almost 20 points, his meteoric rise – and fall – will go down in American political history. Already I’m hearing my friends in that discipline use the word “Rubioesque,” used to describe a candidate who seemly had so much potential, yet ultimately, failed to meet those expectations.


He looked like he was about to cry when he was giving his Florida talk. I don’t blame him. If I were him I think I would have cried, to be honest.


His concessions speech was one of the best speeches I’ve heard from him to date, and partly what inspired us to well, draw his fairy as we did. Deep down inside, I’d like to believe that Rubio isn’t as bad as the media’s making it out to be. I think – if we were to ignore all the mudslinging for a second – that Rubio does genuinely have a positive side. If only he managed to stick to his positive campaign, rather than diving right into dirty politics (such as calling into question Trump’s mini-Trump, for instance), I couldn’t help but to wonder if he could have been, rather than what was.

真的,我认为他那场演讲是我从他那里听到的最棒的一次。最后我们给他精灵版本画成这样也是同样原因。其实,我真心希望水哥并不是媒体说的那样狼心狗肺。我相信,如果我们能暂时无视媒体的各种黑化的话,路标(Lu bi ao,哈哈哈哈中文好有趣~)确实有潜力能亮出他阳光明媚的那一面的。当然,如果,如果,一切都是如果哦。如果他没有开始直接人身攻击(举个例子攻击特朗普的迷你特朗普大小的话),我只是好奇这个后果是否能改变。


Well, guess what? I guess Fairy!Jeb’s warnings came true. He’s endorsing Cruz now. As of today, Cruz is still in, and Rubio isn’t.


Now, some of the other folks here. First of all, Kasich. I have no idea what we’re going to do with this, but he remains a wild card at this point. Kasich won Ohio handily, but then the GOP establishment positively backstabbed him by immediately telling voters in Utah that a vote for him meant a vote for Trump.



I can see why they’re doing it. But man, I just … I just feel like that’s real low, you know. Sure, mathematically it’s hard for him to win (actually, as of now, impossible), but if the GOP is aiming for a brokered convention, why are they shooting him – the last establishment candidate – before the running’s even over?


Does Kasich know he’s just being a pawn? I mean, I don’t want to give the conspiracy theorists too much credit, but in all seriousness, they’ve GOT to be trying to paradrop in someone that they’d like. I find it incredibly unlikely that they’d take Cruz over Trump.


Anyone’s game, folks. All I have to say is that if the GOP IS going to resurrect a guy whose nickname starts with an M and rhymes with something you put on your hands to keep them warm …


Oy hoy yoi, actually you know what. He’ll be amazingly fun for us to draw, but yeah, on second thought, GOP plz self-stump. I can already see how absolutely and hilariously that’ll backfire now.




Now, Mr. Cruz. He is the only one left who can realistically challenge Trump. While he didn’t pick up any wins on Mega Tuesday, he did get all 40 of Utah’s delegates yesterday. So he’s definitely still in the running.


Er, about the guy? First of all, you guys may have see this.


I kid you not that’s a Ted Cruz coloring book. More than one, in fact. 


I am absolutely not joking. Yes. That is a real thing.


Anyways, without making any kind of statement on Mr. Cruz’s drawing ability, his strategy, or why we’ve even brought this up, the thing in his hand is the fabled unity ticket. Cruz-Rubio. An alliance to surpass all alliances. A trump card capable of stumping Trump. A –

我…不想吐槽克鲁斯先生的绘画能力(我看过这家伙的画,嘛,只能说…),他的战略,战术,以及我为什么正在吐槽这个。但你知道他手里攥的那东西是什么吗?那是传说中的合体选票。一个超越所有联盟的联盟,一个能打败特朗普(注:特朗普字义是打倒的意思)的王牌,一个 –

Yeah, never happened.


(Not saying that it won’t happen in the future – Rubio’s gotta be taking a side at some time, right? But as always, we’ll see!)


So, Trump won Florida. And Missouri. And Illinois. And the Northern Mariana Islands. And North Carolina. And Arizona as of yesterday. I’m pretty sure he’s still on track for the nomination.


I think we’re going to keep the color theme and go from there. Trump picks up the most hilariously colorful cast of characters going forward that I am at a loss as to who to include next, but honestly, it means that we’re almost never lacking for ideas.


No comment on what’s happening in Europe right now.


I’ve personally noticed an increased intensity in both people attacking Trump and people speaking up in defense of Trump. I’ve grown to appreciate how many organizations that I personally once considered fair are now willing to intentionally misrepresent, distort, magnify, or outright fabricate correlation and association to promote a particular viewpoint.


I’m not saying that Trump is necessarily the truth or the light. Far from it. Part of the fun doing this is really getting down to the bottoms of it all, and figuring out what are truths, half-truths, and lies for myself. Part of my research process is that I look at print media (yes! old fashioned newspapers! my university has plenty of subscriptions) first, then I scour the internet, occasionally listen to podcasts or commentary from a variety of networks, and of course, search social media. Sometimes this means diving headfirst into comment sections, though I can tell you now that I can more or less list, off the top of my head, all the common talking points used by both sides at this point.


Again, I don’t claim to be unbiased. I only try my best to be fair, and I encourage you to do the same. Think about what your opinions are. Ask yourself, why is that right?


“Because” doesn’t count.


If you have a reason, ask yourself again, why is that right?


If you still have a reason, then ask yourself again, why is THAT right?


Ask yourself if you really understand the arguments you’re presenting. Ask yourself if you really have given the matter the consideration it deserves. I’m asking yourself to ask yourself these questions not because I’m trying to convince you of anything. If I were, you would have seen me make my own positions very clear at this point. No. What I’m trying to do is out of respect for your own intellect.


Your brain deserves better than 140 characters and 20 second sound bytes. Your life, too, for that matter, deserves better.


Seriously. Get going. Move forward. Aim high. By the very virtue of you being human, you have the capability to soar. Don’t just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane and make it fly for you.


Change your attitude and you’ll gain attitude. Believe me, you’ll love it up here. 


< In the grim darkness of 2016 there is only … ◇ TIME LINECheese, please! >

(2016) Meet the Candidates (认识总统候选人)

We interrupt our regular Pacific updates to bring you a quick overview of the people running for president of the United States.


Traditionally, as told by Iowa in our first series, America’s politics is split into two distinctive parties. The democrats and republicans are both fighting over the nomination spot for their party, and the race is still currently on-going as of today.


Before we begin, I’d like to point out that I am an American. Our artist is Chinese (not Chinese-American, Chinese). Please note that the particular viewpoints presented below represent only impressions based on my reading of each particular candidate’s supporters.


The democratic contenders:


If you’ve kept an eye at all on current events, you should know Hillary Clinton. Former First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State. Clinton’s supporters view her as a sensible, experienced leader with plenty of experience in Washington, a legion of strategists, and a well-oiled network of supporters. This would be her second presidential run since ’08.


She is currently the undisputed frontrunner of the democratic race, building up a massive delegate over Bernie Sanders, shown below.


Against Clinton is Bernie Sanders, an independent senator from Vermont currently running for the democratic nomination. Sanders’ supporters are drawn to his authenticity and his consistent message of fighting against income inequality, wage stagnation, and other social injustices.


On the GOP side, everyone now knows that the party is currently undergoing a “fundamental transformation” (or civil war). The party is fractured between three individual forces, which are respectively the party establishment (represented currently by John Kasich), the “true conservative” (represented by Ted Cruz), and Trump.


(Note for our Chinese readers trying to learn English, Kasich is pronounced “Ka-sic” like “basic”)


First and foremost we have John Kasich, the last republican “insider” left in the race. Kasich is viewed by his supporters as a moderate, centrist candidate, and he is considered to have a proven track record of governance at every level of government. As the governor of Ohio, he just recently won his state’s primary.


We also have two establishment candidates who has suspended their campaigns in the Republican Primary. Both are from Florida – the former governor Jeb Bush, and the current Senator Marco Rubio. You can see our thoughts on the matter in these posts covering the before and aftermaths of the Nevada-South Carolina primaries.

其次就是这师徒二人,理论上也是党内大佬的。小小灌木和水哥(杰布 布什和马克奥 卢比奥(对不起我不知道为什么总打出路标二字…)。这二位的相爱相杀我已经吐槽过了。而下一个更新的图,会给这个故事带来一个结尾。

Running directly against Kasich is Ted Cruz.


Something of a firebrand, Ted Cruz is a senator from Texas. While outside of the conservative circle there are a lot of people who revile him for various things (shutting down the government, for instance), his supporters describe him as a principled conservative who is motivated by a strong sense for his conservative ideology and fights for smaller government and the Constitution.

克鲁斯在党内争论比较大。这位从德州来的议员是个炸药桶。基本上除了保守派外,大家都非常恨他(最常见的理由是把政府搞瘫痪了 – 这个以后可以讲),但他的支持者认为这是一位非常忠贞的保守斗士。他为自己的观点不惜烧掉一切,而他的动机基本上就是为了小政府,共和党(保守)意念,以及保护美国宪法。

Lastly, and currently leading the GOP field, is Mr. Trump.


Depending on who you ask, he is either the reincarnation of Hitler or a once-in-a-lifetime leader who can truly – to use words coming straight out of his campaign message –  Make America Great Again. Absolutely by far the most controversial candidate in American history, Donald J. Trump is a highly successful reality TV star/businessman best known previously for his “Art of the Deal” (and, if I am to interject a personal comment, his real estate projects – I’m from that one state down south where NY dumps their garbage, you know ;).

这家伙,看你问谁。回答他是希特勒重生的人不少,回答他是那位 – 用他自己话来说 – 能真正拯救美国”让美国再次强起来”的千古一帝也不少。这位绝对是美国历史上争论度最大的总统候选人。在选总统前,特朗普是一个非常成功的电视明星以及商人。主要出名是他的那本书(Art of the Deal)。


Running as a self-funded political outsider, Trump is seen by his supporters as a common sense candidate who puts America’s interests first, a deal-maker, and someone capable of stopping America’s slow decline over the past decades. Brash, unapologetically patriotic, and unafraid to start fights over any topic, Trump has repeatedly highlighted, often in less-than-politically-correct ways, issues that would have gone undiscussed in other elections.

这位自己掏钱选总统的人是一个谜团。特朗普的支持者认为他是一个有常识的,能妥协的,并且能把美国放在第一的人。口无遮拦的特朗普是个不折不扣的爱国者,没有什么他不敢捅的蜂窝,也没有什么他会避免的话题。这家伙可以说经常挖出来 (一般用非常政治不正确的方式)那些让媒体头疼的本来应该不讨论的话题。

He is currently under constant attack by, well, pretty much both sides of the media. Below we present the rest of Team Trump.


Chris Christie is currently the governor of New Jersey. Ben Carson is a renowned neurosurgeon. Both were formerly in the running for the republican nomination, but have since joined in with Trump. Milo is a journalist, but you can basically think of him as a one-man counterbalance/viewpoint against the typical “mainstream” left-leaning media. Jeff Sessions is a conservative senator, well-known for being consistent, who is one of the first politicians in DC to endorse Trump.

两个大家应该都比较熟 – 一个是我的州长(胖州长,爆掉水哥的那位)。另外一个是黑人医生。这两位都曾经是特朗普的对手,但现在成了他的盟友。下面的米洛我上一帖已经讲过了。最后的新面孔是国家的有名保守派议员塞申斯。这位元老级别的老政客以有原则(中文也许叫正气?)为名,(有人说他20年执政从来没支持过任何一个总统候选人)然而,他是第一个正式支持特朗普的议员。

From a personal perspective, Trump and friends are absolutely, hilariously fun to brainstorm and draw. We also find him fascinating, and it’s not purely because of the controversy he brings. In some senses, just as the GOP race has captured the media’s attention, it’s captured our attention as well. If you see how the series is going, you know that we’re doing our best to capture (in a fun way) the spirit of the election. That’s why we got into this thing the first place. I literally sat around chatting with the team about politics about how our girls would feel about the matter, and someone said, why don’t we draw something? It’ll be fun.

从一个个人角度来讲,特朗普和朋友们非常好玩。各种梗玩的画的飞起。我当然认为这个人很有趣,而这并不是因为他带来各种争论。如同各大媒体一样,我们也被他吸引到了。你如果观察下我们这个2016系列的演变就可以看出来 – 特朗普是如何一点点爬入画面中心的。 但同时,这也是抓住目前初选的灵魂的一种方式。我们搞这个真的是因为这个题材有趣,好玩。真的。有一次当我跟队伍里八卦我们舰娘的政治观点时,其中一朋友表示:咱画个图呗。一定很好玩啊。

Draw something we did. So that’s what you see today. At this moment, though, it is absolutely undeniable to me that Trump, perhaps more so than anyone else in the race with possibly the exception of Sanders, has fundamentally transformed what we know about American politics. There are issues in our country. You know that. I know that. What they’ve done is simply brought those issues out into the open, and yes, oftentimes, they’re ugly. But we need to confront the matter sooner or later, and I’m honestly glad that we are doing it now, before things get any worse.



The lore we have for Pacific, the “main” work where this entire 2016 series is basically that  exceptional or notable individuals can become fairies. The fairies and their super-powered human allies (the shipgirls in question – the young women in the pictures) are unequivocally fighting on humanity’s behalf against inter-dimensional sea monsters out to the devour the world.


When I say we’re trying to present everyone as the “good” guys here, I mean it. Seriously. The composition of each piece is meant to carefully reflect on our interpretation of the political situation at large. It’s true that a lot of times Hillary and Bernie are “fighting” off in the background and not the foreground, but isn’t that true given how TV, radio, and the internet’s covering this whole thing?


Look at all of our pieces to date. Even this one here. You will find that we really do strive to give every character as much attention and as much detail as we can given. You might see a lot of Trump, but it doesn’t mean that Cruz or Kasich or Sanders or Clinton are any less well drawn!


I said it in my last post. I try to be fair, not neutral. Neutral would mean that I have no opinion, which at this point is clearly not true. I’m doing my best to present things as “fair” as my personal values and opinions may be, and if my words and Sima’s art can’t convince you that we’re trying to give your favorite character fair treatment, then I’m sorry, that’s just the way things are.


Please understand that I value freedom of speech, not freedom from speech.

我支持自由言论,不是 –




(2016) In the grim darkness of 2016 there is only …

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



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


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




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



Why a 40k game?


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.”


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.


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。


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.


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。


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.


(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.”


… 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.


Go look.

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


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.”


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


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.


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。


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.


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.


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.


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。


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


(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!





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(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 ♪



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. 🙂


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