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SASO Referees ([personal profile] referees) wrote in [community profile] sportsanime2016-07-07 08:59 pm
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Bonus Round 4: Quotes

Bonus Round 4: Quotes

A shipping olympics favorite, this round uses quotes of all sorts to fuel your creative endeavors.


This round is CLOSED as of 7PM on July 21 EDT. Late fills may be posted, but they will not receive points.


RULES
  • Submit prompts by commenting to this post with a quote attributed to a specific person or character, along with any ship/ot3/etc. from one of our nominated fandoms.
    • Example: "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - M. Gandhi
    • The quote can come from anywhere. Famous people, poetry, songs, books, movies, your neighbor, etc.
    • Your prompt MUST include some kind of relationship. (This is not the sports anime gen olympics.) Platonic relationships are indicated by an "&" between the names (e.g., Makoto & Rin). Non-platonic relationships use "/" (e.g., Makoto/Rin). Please don't say "Any pairing," either!
  • Fill prompts by replying to the prompt with your quote-inspired fanwork.
  • Remember to follow the general bonus round rules, outlined here.


FORMAT
Bonus round shenanigans all happen in the comments below. Brand-new works only, please.

Required Work Minimums:
  • 400 words (prose)
  • 400px by 400px (art)
  • 14 lines (poetry)
There is no max work cap.

Format your comment in one of the following ways:

If PROMPTING:If FILLING:If FILLING as a TEAM GRANDSTAND participant:
PROMPT: TEAM [YOUR SHIP]
  • Replace [YOUR SHIP] with the name of the team you belong to, including Grandstand or Sports Teams
  • Place the prompt's relationship in the first bolded line of the comment. Including the canon isn't required, but it's nice.
  • Below that, place applicable major content tags (when applicable; otherwise write "no tags" or "none")
  • Visual example
FILL: TEAM [YOUR SHIP], [RATING]
  • Replace [YOUR SHIP] with the name of the team you belong to
  • Replace RATING with the rating of your fill (G - E)
  • Place applicable major content tags and word count before your fill (when applicable)
  • NSFW FILLS: Please cross-link these fills and use clear tags in your comment. Written/text fills should be hosted at AO3 ONLY as a new, unchaptered work. Art/visual fills can be hosted anywhere. You may include a small safe-for-work preview of the fill in your comment.
  • To place an image in your comment, use this code: <img src="LINK TO YOUR IMAGE" alt="DESCRIPTION OF YOUR IMAGE"/>
  • Visual example
FILL: TEAM GRANDSTAND, [RATING]
  • Replace RATING with the rating of your fill, G - E, as explained in the rules
  • Place applicable major content tags and word count before the fill, where applicable
  • NSFW FILLS: Please cross-link these fills and use clear tags in your comment. Written/text fills should be hosted at AO3 ONLY as a new, unchaptered work. Art/visual fills can be hosted anywhere. You may include a small safe-for-work preview of your work in your comment.
  • To place an image in your comment, use this code: <img src="LINK TO YOUR IMAGE" />
  • Visual example


Posts not using this format will be understood to be unofficial discussion posts, regardless of what they contain. They, like all comments in this community, are subject to the code of conduct.



SCORING
These numbers apply to your team as a whole, not each individual teammate. Make as many prompts/fills as you want!

For prompts: 5 points each (maximum of 50 prompt points per team per round)

For fills:

First 3 fills by any member of your team: 20 points each
Fills 4-10: 10 points each
Fills 11-20: 5 points each
Fills 21+: 2 points each

All scored content must be created new for this round.


Etc.
If you're hunting through the prompts looking for what to fill, a good trick is to view top-level comments only.

Have a question? Check The FAQ first. If you still need help, feel free to contact the mods. Happy fanworking!
catlarks: (SASO: Cards)

FILL: TEAM MIYUKI KAZUYA/MIYUKI KAZUYA, G

[personal profile] catlarks 2016-07-21 06:26 am (UTC)(link)
major tags: none (nebulously some future AU)
Word Count: 652


"You keep very neat records," Miyuki says.

There's a sheaf of paper in his hands as thick as his thumb, clamped at the top with a sturdy binder clip when a staple just wouldn't suffice. Miyuki flips through it, paging through printouts that are covered in Chris' notes. When Miyuki says neat what he means is, thorough, very thorough, more so than anyone else would be.

"I like to be aware of all nuances within any given situation," comes Chris' only reply.

He doesn't look up to give it. His head is bowed above his own ledger, eyes scanning down a meticulous row of numbers and hand darting out only periodically to add a notation, or make a correction. There's another sheet to his right, filled with cramped notes that he's editing from. Miyuki takes no insult from his split attention.

"Are all of these numbers correct?" Miyuki asks. He's reading more slowly than Chris, once his flipping stops and he starts taking in what he's seeing, earnings and investments and withholdings, numbers that spool out like a meaningless tide until order is imposed on them by the mind. Miyuki has a brain for numbers. And he's spent enough time with Chris to have some context for his business.

Miyuki realizes, at some strange, impersonal distance, that he may have involved himself too much.

"Of course they're correct." This time, Chris looks up. He spears Miyuki with an even, pointed look, the sort whose edge is buried beneath the bland cast of his face and the steady set to his mouth. Miyuki knows better. "I wouldn't put down false information."

Miyuki bets he wouldn't. It's what all businesses do, once they're big enough to get away with it. Tuck a little away here, hide something else there, wind the cash flow around and around in knots and foreign holdings and incomprehensible investments until the trail of it becomes impossible to trace without a whole heap of afternoons spent searching. Chris stares mildly over at him, and Miyuki shrugs off the reproach.

He knows what sorts of business they're both dealing in. He knows nobody's hands are clean.

"Show me what to do," he says, coming to stand behind Chris seated at the desk. He drops the sheaf to Chris' left; the thump it makes is a soft one, but it sounds out in the quiet room. "I only understand some of this."

Ordinarily, that would be difficult to admit. Miyuki isn't someone who gets stuck, who asks for help. He prides himself in his appraisal of all situations, in his ability to work himself free from every jam — goes so far as jamming himself up on purpose, on occasion, just for the challenge of wriggling out once again.

But he's in this, for better or for worse. He knows something of what he's looking at, and that's what's alarming. His heart is a steel trap, clamping closed on whatever irrational feelings might beat in his chest as he spends long nights with Chris in his study or his sitting room, staying up while Chris works, making idle conversation, passing the time together as easily as he might alone. It's all just part of a progression he's allowed to march forward, but with it has come knowledge, an intimacy with Chris' livelihood that surpasses whatever intimacy comes along with a touch, with a glance, with a lingering quiet look.

"This is where my accountants are having trouble," Chris says, flipping to a specific place in the stack. "Take a look at that, and tell me what you think."

"Is this the beginning of a beautiful business relationship?" Miyuki jokes, even as he skims the page, then begins to read it more slowly.

"Don't say that," Chris tells him. "I'll begin to assume I can regularly put you to work."

What Miyuki doesn't say is, I might not bother to argue with that.