The pros and cons of being a Seeker 找球手的利弊

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The pros and cons of being a Seeker

找球手的利弊

译者:小初初

找球手可能会更多出现在聚光灯下,但一些棘手的问题可能会让你当找球手的愿望消失得比暴风雨中的金色飞贼还快...

Seekers might spend a lot of time in the limelight, but some of the trickier aspects of this Quidditch position might have your Seeker aspirations disappearing faster than a Snitch in a storm…

 

Pros

好处

Glory

荣誉

According to Quidditch Through the Ages, Seekers have ‘immense importance in the overall outcome of the match’, and often snatch ‘victory from the jaws of defeat’. Given that capturing the Snitch earns your team one hundred and fifty points, as well as ending the game, one of the pros of being a Seeker is that you are often the player who gets the most glory. Harry found this out during his time at Hogwarts, particularly when Gryffindor finally won the Quidditch Cup: ‘As a sobbing Wood passed Harry the Cup, as he lifted it into the air, Harry felt he could have produced the world’s best Patronus’.

根据魁地奇一贯的说法,“找球手对于比赛的结果有着极其重要的影响”,他们常常能反败为胜。考虑到抓到金色飞贼可以为你的球队赢得150分,同时也意味着比赛结束,作为一个找球手的好处之一就是你是获得荣誉最多的球员。哈利在霍格沃茨期间发现了这一点,特别是当格兰芬多最终赢得魁地奇杯时:“当喜极而泣的伍德从哈利身边经过,当他举起魁地奇杯的那一刻,哈利觉得自己可以召唤出世界上最好的守护神。”

 

Style

华丽

Traditionally ‘the best fliers on the pitch’ according to Quidditch Through the Ages, the position of Seeker can often be pretty glamorous. With flashy moves like the Wronski Feint and the Plumpton Pass – the latter being ‘a seemingly careless swerve that scoops the Snitch up one’s sleeve’ – the position of Seeker really allows a player to show off their own individual style and skill. This perhaps allows Seekers like Viktor Krum to become famous and celebrated, in a way that other players can only dream of, due to the individuality and style permitted by a Seeker’s particular role and position on a team.

根据魁地奇一贯的说法,作为理论上“球场最好的球员”,找球手的位置往往相当诱人。随着华丽的动作,如朗斯基假动作和普伦顿回抄术——后者是“一个看似不小心的转向,让飞贼进了袖子”找球手的位置真的允许球员展现自己的个人风格和技术。这也许能让像维克多·克鲁姆这样的成名,并获得褒奖,因为找球手在团队中的特殊地位所允许个性和风格,这是球员们梦寐以求的。

 

Independence

独立性

Protected by their team’s Beaters, Seekers get to soar above the gritty, and often violent brawl that the Chasers, Keepers and Beaters often engage in with the opposing team. No matter how poorly the game is going below them, a Seeker can ignore the score and search for the Snitch, independent of anything occurring below. To that end, a Seeker is both a team player and a lone flier, who is able to rely on their own skill, rather than their team mates, to carry out their objective of catching the Snitch, but also enjoy a team victory all the same.

在球队击球手的保护下,找球手们可以凌驾于球场之上,而且常常是追球手、守门员和击球手与对方团队经常发生身体摩擦。无论局势多么糟糕,找球手都可以忽略分数并继续寻找金色飞贼,而不受下面任何事情的影响。正因如此,找球手既是球队的一员,也是一个独立的球员,他们能够依靠自己的技术,而不是队友,来抓住金色飞贼,同时也能享受到团队的胜利。

 

Cons

坏处

Danger

危险

As Oliver Wood told Harry when he was introducing him to the game of Quidditch, Seekers get fouled A LOT. And Harry’s experience as Gryffindor Seeker definitely backed that up given the number of times he ended up in the hospital wing after a game. Quidditch Through the Ages mentions this con of being a Seeker too: ‘they are usually the players who receive the worst injuries'. ‘Take out the Seeker’ is the first rule in Brutus Scrimgeour’s The Beaters’ Bible. Eeeesh. And considering that apparently ‘Seven hundred Quidditch fouls are listed in the Department of Magical Games and Sports records,’ danger is certainly a big argument against trying out for Seeker.

当奥利弗.伍德向哈利介绍魁地奇比赛时,他告诉哈利,找球手经常被犯规。而哈利作为格兰芬多找球手的遭遇无疑证明了这一点,因为他在比赛后曾多次去往医院。久而久之的魁地奇也出现了找球手的坏处:他们通常是受伤最严重的球员。“除掉找球手”是布魯圖斯·昆爵《击球手的圣经》中的第一条规则,呃~考虑到英国魔法部魔法体育运动司记录了“七百种魁地奇犯规”,危险无疑是不想成为找球手的一大理由。

 

Pressure

压力

The flipside of glory in a Seeker’s Quidditch life, is certainly pressure and responsibility. The Snitch is worth one hundred and fifty points – that’s a lot of points to win or lose to the Seeker on the opposing team if you’re not quick enough. Not to mention, as Seeker, it is your responsibility to end the Quidditch match. This is highlighted in an entry in Quidditch Through the Ages: ‘There is a tale that a Golden Snitch evaded capture for six months on Bodmin Moor in 1884, both teams finally giving up in disgust at their Seekers’ poor performances’. What a nightmare!

找球手魁地奇生涯中荣耀的另一面,当然是压力和责任。金色飞贼价值一百五十分——如果你速度不够快的话,对于对方的找球手魁来说便可以决定胜负。更不用说,作为找球手,结束魁地奇比赛是你的责任。这一点在《神奇的魁地奇球》中的一篇文章得到了强调:“有一个故事说,1884年,一个金色飞贼在博德明摩尔躲避了六个月的追捕,两支队伍最终都对他们的找球手的糟糕表现感到厌恶而选择放弃。”真是个噩梦!

 

Isolation

孤立

The other side of the Galleon of being a somewhat independent flier on the Quidditch team, is that it can also leave you quite isolated and out of touch with what is happening in the game. It can’t always be fun to be soaring above the clouds, looking for that tiny glint of gold. There was a particular game in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, when Harry couldn’t even hear the commentary because the weather was so bad. We reckon that sometimes a Seeker would rather help out the Chasers, Beaters or Keeper in the game below, rather than stay aloft and out of touch.

作为魁地奇球队中的一名非常独立的球员,找球手在另一方面,它也会让你非常孤立,甚至与比赛中发生的事情失去联系。在云层上翱翔,寻找那一点点金光,并不总是一件有趣的事。《哈利波特与阿兹卡班的囚徒》里就有一场特殊的比赛,因为天气太差了,当时哈利甚至听不到评论的声音。我们认为有时候一个找球手宁愿在下面的游戏中帮助追球手、击球手或守门员,也不愿保持在高处和别的球员不接触。

 

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