Ravaging Times

October 23, 2009

Had No Choice and There Is Always A Reason

Filed under: Ravages of Time — Tags: — merc @ 5:55 pm

Translation request by reader lindaiyuzz

image

(I’m skipping over the middle “editorial comment” and some of the really small text that I cannot read)
====
Middle Column
—-
Ravages 4-Panel comic strips, celebrating chapter 240!
—-
====
Right Column
—-
Had No Choice
—-
{Tanxian . behind the hills that are outside the city}
(county of Tan)
{Liu Bei}
[Liu Bei]: Can you handle it?
{Zhao Yun}
{Xu Chu}
[Zhang Fei]: No sweat!
{Zhang Fei}

note: edits based on volume 11
—-
[ZF]: Get this boy to some place to rest, big brother. Leave the rest to me.
[Xu Chu]: Why, did you, stop?
[LB]: Ok. But why won’t you remove that scarf first before talking to me?
—-
[ZF]: I was in a rush this morning to go survey the staging grounds on the hills and also draw the maps…
[ZF]: It’s… I’m sorry to say…
—-
Only painted the mouth…
{pulls down}
[ZF]: I didn’t have enough time to put on the facepaint… So I had to cover it up with this piece of cloth…
[XC]: Why, are you (all), ignoring, me!
[LB]: Uh…
Maybe you should pull it back up…
—-
drawn by Nuo Lan
original writing by Jun Zhu Dian (one of the Tong Li Editors)
====
Left Column
—-
{have followed Lü Bu for a longer period of time}
{Zhang Liao}
???…
{Lü Bu}
courtesy name Feng Xian
KILL KILL KILL!!
{Dong Zhuo written on dummy}
{Chen Gong}
???…
[Chen Gong]: Wen Yuan… why does our Lord hate Dong Zhuo so much?
—-
{at a banquet a few years ago}
???…
???…???…
{Dong Zhuo}
Our Lord is drunk…
{wine}
[Dong Zhuo]: Little Feng Xian!!! Have a drink with me~~~~~
???…
???…
—-
…Everyone’s mental image
What did our Lord just say…?
???…
???…
???…
Little… Little Feng Xian…
Little Phoenix Fairy!!!
(unfortunately this is completely lost in translation; it’s a homonym wordplay)
???…
???…
—-
WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU ALL SAYING?!!
(bad language is mine XD)
{going berserk after being reminded of the past…}
[Chen Gong]: Is that right… The reason he revolted… ???… ???…
???…
Little… Little Phoenix Fairy!!!
—-
drawn by Nuo Lan
original writing by Jun Zhu Dian (one of the Tong Li Editors)
====

August 22, 2009

Eight Geniuses’ Bundle of Tricks and Don’t Blame Him

Filed under: Ravages of Time — Tags: — merc @ 9:14 pm

Saw a post wondering about this 4-panel mini. The image quality is poor, so I’m just going to translate the gist.

Left Column: Eight Geniuses’ Bundle of Tricks
(a pretty clever word-play that shall be lost in translation)

They say the Eight Geniuses can know what’s happening in the world without stepping outside their rooms.

But actually…

there is something to it.

That is, they have a bundle of tricks.
(“…they have tricks in their topknot“)
[?]: Go! Eight Genius Bamboo Dragonfly…
(referring to this toy, also popularized by Doraemon)

Writer: Jun Zhu Dian (one of the editors?)
Artist: Nuo Lan (?)

Right Column: Don’t Blame Him.

Master Water Mirror taught for over half of his lifetime, but… he could never distinguish between his students…
[WM]: Third, _______
[4th]: I’m Fourth.
[3rd]: Master, I am Third.

That’s because…
[WM]: Fourth, _______
[3rd]: I’m Third.
[4th]: Master, I am Fourth.

[WM]: Third, _______
[4th]: I’m Fourth.
[3rd]: Master, I am Third. _______

Ever since then Master Water Mirror decided to also wear a blindfold…
You can’t really blame him… because of all people in the world only the author can distinguish between the Eight Geniuses.

Writer: Jun Zhu Dian (one of the editors?)
Artist: Nuo Lan (?)

Older Posts »

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.