Trolls' Introductory Handbook/巨魔入门手册

如果你正在读这篇文章,很可能是因为你已经表现出巨魔的立场。现在,让我们不要假装这不是什么事情:正如你所知,这份工作既不迷人也不受人尊敬。然而,它一个必要而重要的职业,在-许多情况-下,它定义了更为复杂的职业。你将继续做一个小的,但意义重大的对令人怀疑的怪物故事的贡献和对整个人类的想象。

在过去的几个世纪里,这种职业得到了极大的发展。巨魔曾经是一个完全在北方中部的东西,现在他们已经进入民俗学和意识更广泛的文化。因此,这项工作变得更为重要,而不仅仅是保持斯堪的纳维亚人的敌对情绪。并在这些国家保持田园诗般的和被鄙视的人类特征之间的分离状态。巨魔在孩子们的幻想中扮演着重要角色;事实上,你会发现你的很多作品都是从那里来的。

你将被设定为一个恶魔导师,你将学徒在一个不确定的时间逐步取代。你还会有一种威胁性的行为,并且皮肤腐朽,身体臃肿,脾气暴躁。日常时请始终佩戴这些属性。你的导师会告诉你哪些想法会影响你,并向你介绍你将得到的转变。

在未来,当有了正确的道德规范,你很可能会融入艺术缪斯的实质,淘气的精灵,自然的肉体,元素和我们集体自然所组成的所有其他东西。但在那之前,还有很多潜在的事情要做。只要记住,所有的想法都很重要,不管你角色扮演的角色有多小。

作为最后一点,反思一下这种动机哲学:

Fey是男人心目中的戏剧演员。这就是我们如此不稳定的原因:作为创作,我们必须按照哲学家、艺术家、作家、儿童、逃避现实者和其他各种角色的要求重新塑造自己。我们是心灵的作用。或者,头脑只是我们活动在更抽象层次上的反映。很难说个先后顺序。

–出自职业狂人Lewis Eykos-Anure的故事;从丹麦语大量翻译。

英文原文

If you’re reading this, it’s likely because you’ve manifested for the position of troll. Now, let’s not pretend this is anything it’s not: the job is not glamorous or well-respected, as you’re surely fully aware. However, it is a needed and important profession, and one that – in many cases – defines the fancier ones. You will go on to make a minor, but significant, contribution to the stories and monsters and unnerving suspicions of men, and to the imaginations of humanity as a whole.

In the last few centuries, the trade has spread immensely. Where trolls were once an exclusively mid-northern thing, they have now made their way into the folklore and consciousness of a much wider culture. As such, the job only becomes more vital – not just in maintaining the antagonism of Scandinavian romps. and preserving the separation between idyllic and despised human traits in those nations. Trolls play a massive part in the fancy of children and the like; and in fact, that's where you'll find a lot of your work comes from.

You will be assigned a haunt and a tutor, who you will apprentice under for an indeterminate period of time and gradually replace. You will also be given a threatening demeanour, decayed skin, supplementary fat and a grumpy personality. Please wear or have these attributes on your person at all times while on-duty. Your tutor will show you which minds to surface in and affect, and introduce you to the shifts you will be given.

In the future, with the right ethic, you will likely go on to assimilate into the substance of artistic muses, mischievous sprites, natural corporeals, elementals and all the other things that our collective nature makes up. But until then, there’s a good deal of lurking to get through. Just keep in mind that all ideas are important, no matter how small a role you play as one.

As a final note, reflect over this motivational philosophy:

Fey are very much the actors in the theatre of men’s minds. This is why we are as volatile as we are: as creations, we must re-form and reshape ourselves as the philosophers, artists, writers, children, escapists and all other sorts of characters demand. We are a function of the mind. Or perhaps the mind is simply a reflection of our activity on some more abstract tier. It’s hard to say which came first.

–From The Tales of Lewis Eykos-Anure, Professional Madman; translated liberally from Danish.

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