就在不久前老詹强烈建议我把以前画的牛乱海报投到blizzard去,因为他总去官网的fan art页面转悠,很少看见漫画风格的作品。于是我就把这幅陈年旧作email去啦。大概一个礼拜以后,发现竟然真的登在了fan art上,这里是链接:
http://www.blizzard.com/inblizz/fanart/ScreenShot.shtml

我happy一下也就忘啦,过了几天老詹像发现新大陆似的跑来告诉我" 快来看messycow的访问量!“ 牛乱不是很早就有英文站吗,不过因为懒得翻译所以更新了几次就荒废了,访问者也寥寥无几。我拿过电脑一看,平时的数字也就4,5个,8月23号也就是blizzard在fan art登出我的海报那一天一下子激增到1300多。我吓了一跳,没想到会有这么多人浏览fan art,而且愿意照画面上的网址自己打到地址栏去找到我的网站。去到网站一看,不少人在留言簿里留了言,美国,加拿大,意大利,南非……五大洲四大洋汇聚一堂阿,原因只有一个,大家都爱玩wow。

又过了两天,我收到一个email说在wowinsider看到了messycow所以来到了我的网站。我很少看英文网站,不过老詹经常上那看新闻。我去wowinsider一看,人家写了老长一篇文章介绍messycow,让我受宠若惊。
http://www.wowinsider.com/2007/08/27/world-wide-wow-welcome-to-messy-cow/

这是结尾的两段:
In addition, Messy Cow shows just how much of the WoW experience is the same, whether you are in the East or the West. Both sides of the world love this game, and deal with a lot of the same issues when entering into it for the first time. When people talk about WoW, anywhere in the world, it is a set of common experiences we share, a common culture that overlaps whatever differences there are between us.

It may seem too idealistic to some, but in an era when there are wars and rumors of wars on the lips of people all over the world, mounted on top of so much fear and misunderstanding between cultures who really ought to have nothing to fight about, it's encouraging to see more evidence of the World of Warcraft bridging the gap -- one of many forms of media and culture that build common ground all around the world. In Azeroth, we relish the war, but on earth WoW fosters peace and shared identity.

(牛乱七八糟让我们看到无论在东方西方,人们在wow的经验是一样的,地球两端的人们都热爱这个游戏,而且在第一次开始时会遇到同样的困难。在世界的任何角落,当人们说起wow,我们在分享相同的经历,一个同样的文化覆盖了各种各样不同的我们。

也许对某些人来说太理想化,但是在这个人人都在谈论战争或有关战争的谣言的时候,在实际上没有任何必要的各种文化相互误会的恐惧中,看到wow在拉近我们的距离是件鼓舞人心的事——一种传媒和文化正在让世界大同。在艾则拉斯,我们热爱战争,但是在现实世界中,wow建立和平和共同的经验。)

说wow在建筑世界和平好像有点过分了,不过从留言和与读者的交流看来,不同国家的玩家都能从漫画中感到共鸣,就算文化差异再大,说起wow就有了共同话题。

NND,什么时候中国能做一部这样的游戏啊?或者电影,电视,漫画,什么也好,让全世界的人们都来感受一下中国的文化该有多好。

啥也不说了,泪奔画画去。