Daiya no Ace Act II  Chapter 72: Ban Lifted

When we read the title, we couldn’t help but wonder which ban exactly is lifted?

Oh, this one?

Oh, we should be worried now that Mima gets serious? (now the Saiyan flame is no longer exclusive to Seidou huh?)

N    O    P    E

It’s THIS one.


How could I forget that Eijun has that in his repertoire????

So I dig into the past chapters and find these panels.

It is the pitch that Eijun has wanted badly to practice with Miyuki but Furuya got him instead. The mention of number 11 and splitter are in different pages, so I didn’t make the connection that those are the same pitch. It also seems that it’s likely the pitch that cause a walk or a dead ball. It is only after @robottoranger pointed it out (thanks!) that I figure out the dead ball in on the picture is unlikely for splitter since the pitch only drops, it should be another pitch that does. Her guess is that the cutter, which is possible, but I think it can be any inside pitch to that particular spot that is too close to the body/head. No other spot could affect Eijun that badly. Eijun must’ve had a flashback to that one pitch, and yet he persevered.

The splitter is one of the later numbers. Pitches numbered above 7 are those Eijun’s struggling with. The first mention of splitter is far before the semifinal to Spring tournament and since then Eijun should have practiced intensively with Miyuki, especially with him starting in Hakuryuu’s match, and yet this pitch is banned. It could only mean that this pitch is so unstable and unreliable that Miyuki feels the need to ban it, probably :D. Either way this pitch is going to be tough for Eijun. If he manages to throw this pitch, enough to keep Mima down, it’ll be a boost to Eijun’s confidence and discontinued ban on the pitch so he can perfect it. If not, hopefully Eijun can pick himself up and keep pitching as well as he has (interestingly, the team he’s trying that pitch out is also known for its mobility, so… second time’s the charm?… or third?). Fingers crossed?

Other highlights in this chapter:

I’d never get bored for Eijun gaining the recognition (and wariness) he deserves. So far he manages to shut down the batting lineup with no runs and only five hits. That’s really, really amazing. He’s definitely no Furuya, Hakuryuu is aware of it but they give Eijun his due nonetheless. I’ve got the feeling this is gonna be the norm the more Eijun pitches in official matches.  ٩(๑˃̵ᴗ˂̵)و

I find it fascinating that we see more of Miyuki and Eijun’s consideration when they are pitching. Initially I thought that it’s because Eijun’s starting to use more of his head and making his own judgment, but then I realize it’s only part of the reason, it’s because now Miyuki has more pitches to work with. Before he only has one or two options in a certain situation, he now has more pitches to choose from. At the same time, it also serves to show well Eijun and Miyuki understand each other, not once Miyuki has to call for a time-out to talk with Eijun on the mound, which is an interesting contrast to Furuya who is in need of constant reminder.

… I feel like that in this particular match, Terajima-sensei keeps driving the point home that right now Eijun’s the better pitcher than Furuya. While I am happy for Eijun’s finally getting the spotlight, it feels rather excessive. But then again, we haven’t really seen the extent of Eijun’s numbers so… it is a showcase of Eijun’s skill and ability. After this match, we probably won’t see as much, and hopefully more on Furuya’s recovery. (I don’t want to see Furuya end like this. I want to see these two rivals to compete with each other at the top of their game dammit. Rivalry with other team is common, but rivalry within the team? Gimme that!)

My fave scenes from this chapter:

Kuramiyu, of course. And Harusawa. Eijun’s panicked face and declaration and Haruichi’s flabbergasted reaction. Honestly, Eijun… don’t change.

BTW, we haven’t seen the effect of the changed strategy for the offense. Next chapter?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

🎓👑 Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (عليه السلام)

. The Holy Prophet (ﷺ) said to Jabir ibn Abdullah al-Ansari (رحمه الله): ❝O Jabir! You will visit one of my progeny from the lineage of Hussain (عليه السلام), whose name is my own. He will discover sciences and explain facts. When you meet him, convey my greetings to him.❞

🔖  Al-Fusulul Muhimmah

. Ibn Abil Hadid said ❝Imam Baqir (عليه السلام) was the greatest jurisprudent in Hijaz. The people learned jurisprudence from him and his son Imam Sadiq (عليه السلام). He was titled ‘Baqirul ‘Ulum’ (the splitter of knowledge). When he was not yet born, the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) gave him this title and asked Jabir ibn Abdullah al-Ansari (رحمه الله) to convey his greetings upon him.❞

🔖 Al-Bidayah wan Nahayah


. Sheikh al-Mufid (رحمه الله) said ❝Some traditions are narrated from Imam Abu Ja’far (عليه السلام) about the beginning of the creation of the world, the history of the Prophets ( عليهم السلام), wars, conducts, traditions and Hajj rituals from the Prophet (ﷺ) as well as Qur’an exegesis by general and specific narrators. He had debates with some of the dissidents and deviant opinion makers. People have narrated various sciences from him.❞

🔖 Al-‘Irshad

. Abul Fida said ❝Abu-Ja’far Muhammad ibn Ali ibn Hussain ibn Ali ibn Abu Talib (عليه السلام) was the son of Imam Zainulabedin (عليه السلام) and the grandson of Imam Hussain (عليه السلام), who was martyred in Karbala. He was called al-Baqir because he split knowledge and deducted the rules. He was a humble and patient person from the Prophet’s (ﷺ) family. He was lofty and famous. He was aware of the dangers. He wept a lot (from fear of Allah) and avoided enmity and controversy.❞

🔖 Al-Bidayah wan Nahayah

. Imam Sadiq (عليه السلام) said ❝ My father, Imam Baqir (عليه السلام), was always praying to Allah (ﷻ) and on occasions when I walked with him I noticed that he prayed as he walked. He was constantly worshipping Allah, during meals, at services with people and he used to urge us to recite Qur’an.❞

🔖 Al-Anwar al-Bahiyah


. Imam Sadiq (عليه السلام) said ❝Whenever my father, Imam Baqir (عليه السلام) instructed his servants to do something, he would supervise them and if he saw they had difficulty in performing it, he tried to help them.❞

🔖 Al-Anwar al-Bahiyah

. . Abdullah ibn Ata said ❝ I never saw scholars and scientists honour and venerate anyone as much as they did with Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (عليه السلام). For example, whenever Hakam ibn Utaybah, who was one of the most prominent scholars of the time, met the Imam, he behaved so respectfully as if an elementary pupil behaves towards his teacher.❞

🔖  Al-Anwar al-Bahiyah

. Imam Sadiq (عليه السلام) said ❝ My father Imam Baqir (عليه السلام) wept when supplicating in the middle of the night and called Almighty Allah (ﷻ), “You ordered me, but I did not obey. You prohibited me, but I did not avoid. So I am Your servant before You and I have no excuse.❞

🔖 Kashful Ghummah


. Aflah, the servant of Imam Baqir (عليه السلام) said ❝ I went to Hajj with the Imam. When we entered Masjid al-Haram, he looked at the Kaabah and wept loudly. I told him ❝ May my parents be sacrificed for you! People are looking at you. I wish you wept more quietly. Then Imam replied ❝ Woe be on you! Why should I not weep? Perphaps Almighty Allah (ﷻ) will have mercy on me and save me in the Hereafter! Then he performed Tawaf and then prayed before standing in the place of Prophet Ibrahim (عليه السلام). When he raised his head after sajdah, the earth was wept beneath his forehead.❞

🔖 Kashful Ghummah


. Imam Baqir (عليه السلام) said to his companion Jabir: ❝O Jabir I am worried and upset.❞ Jabir said “Why are you worried and upset?❞ The Imam replied ❝O Jabir! When the religion is deeply placed in one’s heart, it engages him with Allah (ﷻ) and separates from anything other than the Almighty. O Jabir! This world is not as worthy as a horse you ride, a cloth you wear or a wife you meet in privacy. O Jabir! The believers do not trust the world and do not consider themselves away from death and the Hereafter. What they hear in the world does not distract them from Allah’s remembrance.

The luxuries of the world do not distract them from seeing Allah’s light; they will be bestowed the reward of the good-doers. The pious people have the least expenses and are the best helpers for you. If you forget, they remind you of Allah. If you remember Allah, they help you. Their tongues utter the truth about Allah. They establish Allah’s orders. Their affection is purely for Allah; their hearts are full of His love.

In obeying their real Owner, they fear the world. And they consider such conduct as their duty. The pious see the world like a transient house that should be left soon, or like a property that is earned in dream, but does not exist in reality. Attempt in maintaining Allah’s religion and wisdom!❞

🔖 Kashful Ghummah


. Hasan ibn Kathir said ❝ I told Imam Baqir (عليه السلام) about my financial need and my two friends’ indifference about it. The Imam said ❝ How bad are the friends who attend to us when we are wealthy but leave us in need.❞ Then he ordered this servant to give me a bag of seven hundred dinars and said ❝ Spend this money and let me know whenever it is finished.❞

🔖 Bihar al Anwar


. Soliman ibn Qaram said ❝ Imam Abu Ja’far al-Baqir (عليه السلام) granted us five or six hundred or even sometimes one thousand dirhams and he never got tired of giving alms to the requesters and brothers.❞

🔖 Bihar al Anwar


. Salma, a female slave of Imam Baqir (عليه السلام) said ❝ Everyone who came to visit the Imam was fed and received clothes and money. Once I asked the Imam to help the requesters less but he said ❝ The best goodness in the world is charity one’s Muslim brothers.❞

🔖 Kashful Ghummah


. Muhammad ibn Munkadir said ❝ I did not think Ali ibn Hussain (عليه السلام) would have a successor just like himself until I saw his son Muhammad (عليه السلام). I was going to preach to him but he preached to me instead. He was asked ❝ How did he preach to you?❞ Muhammad ibn Munkadir replied ❝ I had gone to them outskirts of Medina during the hottest time of the day when I saw Muhammad ibn Ali – who was a corpulent man – leaning over his two servants. I thought it is a wonder what a nobleman from Quraish has come out in the hot weather for worldly desires. I am going to preach to him. I went towards him and his greeted me sweating and panting. I said to him ❝A Quraish nobleman has come out for worldly reasons in this hot hour? How would you answer Allah’s (ﷻ) reckoning if your death comes to you in such a state?❞ The Imam replied ❝By Allah that if my death comes in this state then I die obedient to Almighty Allah. I am working so that I am not dependent upon you and others. I should fear that my death comes while committing sins.❞ Muhammad ibn Munkadir said ❝May Allah bless you! I was going to preach to you, but you preached to me instead!❞

🔖 Bihar al Anwar


Getter - Head Splitter (Official Video)              

me, an anti sjw: hanh g on guys ive got. ive got a real good one. this is gonna be really funny. no one has done this before hang on. h. ok here it goes. get ready bc its a real side splitter. ok. ok- here goes. 

“im special snowflake kin”


When I was 4 my parents gave me a Spacehopper and it was the best present I ever got apart from a Game Boy Pocket. But when I jumped on it through the flat my parents told me to stop because it was making to much noise. When I took it outside they said I’m might jump on a glass splitter and break it. So 4 year old me running out of ideas stopped using the spacehopper alltogether and my parents probably complained about the money they wasted on a spacehopper I didn’t seem to want to use at all.

anonymous asked:

It's canon that Tsukishima uses headphones when he's in public. I headcanon him switching to earphones when he's alone with Yams so they can share music 💖💛💚

and sometimes they pull a lil too much so tsukki bought a splitter hell yea

~mod ao