Haikyuu!! Chapter 259: Push It Push It Bam Bam

I think it’s suitable to accompany the title with Karasuno’s lead cheerleader.

Yay, Saeko-nee!!

I’d like to shine the spotlight on our spikers.

First, our ace, Asahi!!

Asahi has truly grown comfortable in his role and position as an ace. Long time ago he would have rejected outright the suggestion and told whoever suggesting the impossibility of it. Instead, he looks thoughtful, and actually tries it. It’s shown a level of comfort and confidence that he can pull if off. Of course, another ace is able to pick on it. (or Hinata’s rubbing off on him)

Damn crows, indeed Bokuto. Looking at Bo happy making me happy too. 

Then, our birthday boy, our very sonshine, Hinata! He’s incredibly expressive in this chapter, which makes him extra adorable.

Honestly, there’s no one else more surprised by his growth than himself. No wonder Kageyama’s not convinced.

Hahaha, Kageyama might have the most trust in Hinata’s attacking ability, but not so much in his defensive ability. Be more supportive, Kageyama!

Finally, someone take notice of Hinata’s better receiving! (At least putting it into words) Too bad, it’s not your time to show off your new skill.

Another precious HinaYama moment.

OMG. The exchange is another proof to the friendship between Hinata and Yamaguchi. Yamaguchi won’t do that unless he is truly comfortable with Hinata. Seriously,  I thank Furudate-sensei to see more and more proof how well these two are getting on. Sorry Hinata, it’s Yamaguchi’s time to shine!

But uh-oh….

The pinch server is in a pinch. How will Yamaguchi get out of it????

At least, Tsukki’s on the court too? Maybe his presence will help?  What a cliffhanger! Furudate-sensei successfully keeps me on the edge of my seat once again.

On more a serious note, Fuki’s comments deserve attention.

His comments emphasizes the importance of Karasuno getting this set, because getting the next one will be difficult. Right now, Inarizaki’s still adjusting to Karasuno, they haven’t found their own pace and started their own initiative. Miya twins copying the oddball quick is more an attempt to intimidate and confuse than to launch their own attack.

However, somehow I find the question is not WHEN Karasuno will have exhausted all their projectiles, but WILL they exhaust all their projectiles?? 

Because they are, as Bokuto has pointed out, Karasuno’s main strength, they are CROWS. They keep on trying new things, they keep growing and learning. Hinata’s the most obvious example, then in this chapter, we’re shown that even Asahi is capable of it. Maybe there won’t be a new surprise as Karasuno as a team, but there’s gonna be new surprise from Karasuno from its individuals. I think it’s not only Ukai, everyone in the team unconsciously realizes this, the importance of keeping the opponent in their toes. It might be one of the reasons why Asahi made the attempt to try new things despite his comparably more careful and reserved nature than Hinata.

Not to mention.

Tanaka hasn’t gone full throttle. Right now, he’s just there

Not a weak point, but also not a strong point of the team. I’m kinda waiting for him to get his groove back. Karasuno has three powerful spikers, right now Inarizaki’s only dealing with two. I feel like Tanaka’s going to play an important role in the future, along with Hinata.

That said, am I the only one getting offended that Ukai is only mentioned as Coach Ukai’s grandson? I know he’s a relative unknown and inexperienced coach… Ukai will eventually be known more than Ukai’s grandson, I’m sure of it. 

This is part 1 in a series of translations of official Skater’s Parameter charts, uploaded by @doumekichikara! Other parts will be linked as I make them! Find the original posts here, here, and here!

(italics in brackets are me!)

Yuri Plisestky 

This skater’s quality is amazing at 15 years old. Due to his deplorable speech and delinquent (literally ‘yankee’) spirit, the lack of compatibility can’t be helped. 

The Chart

(starting at the far left)

言葉使い speech

スケーティング skating

ジャンプ jump

スピン spin

ステップ step

ヤンキー魂 delinquent (yankee) spirit 

Please, feel free to add things on, clarify, and correct me!

Starter Call

I’m beginning to run low on threads, fluff friday is coming up, and I have the weekend off. Like or reblog this if you want a fluffy thread with me. I’ll shoot you an IM when I get some free time. And don’t be shy if we haven’t interacted!


“Sometimes what you think is an end is only a beginning.“

Pre-Kerberos/Pre-Voltron photo manip set! It’s been far too long since I made these things.  c:

The only images that were not manipulated (short of some coloring adjustments) were the ship image and the last photo. I had to give poor Keith a hair trim, too.

For those of you waiting for requests from forever ago… Sorry it’s taken so long. I’m still gonna make attempt to get some of them done soon. ;;;

Click each image for better quality!

Other stuff I’ve made

I drew this pic for @maerynn-blog‘s birthday a few days ago and showed it to her, but forgot to post it here!  Whoops!  I asked her for ideas on what to draw (cuz I’m really great at surprising people lolol) and she proposed Chat-dad plus cute backpack baby on patrol (you gotta do what you gotta do when you can’t find a babysitter!).  X3

Baby’s Catbug outfit was 90% accidental; when someone on my Picarto stream pointed it out I changed the hat color to match the rest of the getup.  XD

tim believes in cryptids bc like?? “Listen. Jason, listen. My best friend is an alien. Half the Justice League are either aliens or magical beings. It’s not farfetched to believe that Nessie is alive and real. I’m pretty sure I’ve met Mothman. They are real and they are among us.”

“Remind me to never talk to you again Tim wtf”

you know what quote kills me?

what if i’ve gone bad?”

harry potter, who was left for years to deal with abuse and neglect, who’s constantly questioning how he’s supposed to feel, how he’s supposed to react to these insanely horrible situations, who has the capability to not let his hand fell the man who sold out his parents

who has had to watch friends and guardians and loved ones die for a cause he never asked to be in 

what if i’ve gone bad?”

there’s too much fear and worry in that question. and that after so much resilience and strength, harry questions this about himself - it goes to show how little support for mental health and trauma there is in the wizarding world, of how large an oversight it was for the adults to have left him to deal with the aftermath of all this by himself. at the very core he’s still a kid. capable, yes, extremely so. but emotionally taken care of?

he’s just a kid. just harry.