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SASO 2017 Icebreaker: Voice/Text Meme

IB - Voice/Text Meme


Interested in being a part of SASO, but don’t know anyone else who might be participating? Feel like making some new friends who love sports anime just as much as you do? If your answer to either of those questions was “yes,” then we’ve got a meme for you to play in!

To participate, answer any or all of the questions below, either by typing them out into a comment to this post, or by recording your answer and uploading it onto a website like Vocaroo or SoundCloud and then pasting it into a comment to this post. You’re free to answer questions in any way you like, however we ask that you keep your answers appropriate for all ages.

  1. What should we call you?
  2. What got you into sports anime?
  3. What do you love about your favorite sports anime?
  4. Which sports anime moment got you right in the feels?
  5. Have you found a relatable favorite in a sports anime? Who?
  6. What series do you find it difficult/easy to make content for? Why?
  7. Similarly, what series do you like to consume content from? Why?
  8. Lastly, let your fellow SASOers know where they can find you if they want to chat with you!


Once you’ve left a comment with your answers, go check out and reply to your fellow anime fans! Who knows, maybe you’ll find someone who gets just as emotional over that one episode of Haikyuu as you do? We sure hope you do, and we hope you’ll stay tuned throughout the next few weeks for more icebreaker games! (This round ends on May 5.)

sylphofkarkat: (Default)

yeehaw

[personal profile] sylphofkarkat 2017-05-01 12:54 pm (UTC)(link)
1. What should we call you?

hello, i'm sylphie! she/her

2. What got you into sports anime?

flashback to 2013, when all the hype was over swimming titans, and you've basically got past me. when the haikyuu anime came out, though, that sent me spiraling down the rabbit hole and i haven't been able to leave

3. What do you love about your favorite sports anime?

despite all i wrote above my favorite sports anime is yowamushi pedal! i just really love the concept - the otaku accidentally sucked into sports and while he does turn out to be quite good after practice, he's just there for a good time with friends - and then how it's executed is just wonderful. the characters are all well-developed and the friendships are heart-warming and ugh i could keep going but i don't have the words to properly express my love

4. Which sports anime moment got you right in the feels?

i live and breathe the irohazaka race; but also when chika realizes that aqours and μ's are different groups and they can do things their own way instead of always chasing after another group's footsteps; also the viktuuri kiss bc i'm basic

5. Have you found a relatable favorite in a sports anime? Who?
teshima fucking junta

6. What series do you find it difficult/easy to make content for? Why?

lemme say that it is difficult for me to make content for anything in general, but in my experience it's easier for me to write haikyuu; when i'm writing pedal i struggle trying to make sure they're characterized right and i end up sitting there for a long time in silence

7. Similarly, what series do you like to consume content from? Why?

before yuri on ice exploded i really liked scrolling through the ao3 archive bc i could pretty much always find something i liked; now it's harder bc it's so big so i haven't really looked through there lately. same applies with haikyuu. so rn i'm mainly inhabiting the pedal and love live archives (along with enstars and fire emblem but those aren't sports cries)

8.Lastly, let your fellow SASOers know where they can find you if they want to chat with you!

[twitter.com profile] narukamis_ i'm mostly active here on twitter buried deep in at least 3 types of idol hell (enstars, im@s cinderella girls, and love live at the moment)

[archiveofourown.org profile] sylphofkarkat i haven't uploaded anything since last saso rip but here's my ao3 if you wanna see my past work!
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[personal profile] luckycricket33 2017-05-01 10:40 pm (UTC)(link)
TESHIMA
FUCKING
JUNTA

(also hi hi im excited to see you around again!!)
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[personal profile] notallbees 2017-05-01 02:32 pm (UTC)(link)
What should we call you?
Bees!

What got you into sports anime?
Haikyuu did :3 specifically some spicy kurodai fanart, which finally convinced me to have a go watching this funny volleyball thing I'd been seeing around on my tumblr dash!

I also watched Free! and Yuri on Ice, although they don't especially give me fandom feels (not many things do)

What do you love about your favorite sports anime?
I'm not really that much of a sports anime person, but haikyuu just does something special for me. The character arcs, and the huge range of diverse characters, really gripped me. I think there's really something for everyone in this show, and the story just keeps growing and getting better as the main characters develop.

Which sports anime moment got you right in the feels?
SO many things. Especially in Haikyuu and YOI because the characters are so relatable. Pretty much all the big moments in haikyuu make me tear up, but the most embarrassing part was watching the start of s3 with my partner and crying when Karasuno were introduced :') my lil crows growing up!

Have you found a relatable favorite in a sports anime? Who?
Again, so many! Suga was my original favourite and although I have a million favourites now, he's still probably the closest to my heart. Also, Yaku. I really relate to his rage :'D

What series do you find it difficult/easy to make content for? Why?
Pretty much easy to make content for haikyuu, and difficult for anything else! But a big part of that is just that I caught the haikyuu bug first, and I'm generally pretty single-minded when it comes to fandoms. I tend to put all my focus into one thing at a time, so while I dabble a little in other fandoms it takes me a lot of effort and focus to start creating for something new.

Similarly, what series do you like to consume content from? Why?
I watch TONS of series but I haven't actually seen a lot of sports anime. Partly because I like to change up what I watch so it doesn't all start to feel the same, so a lot of sports anime are on my to-watch list because I'm mixing them up with other shows and other anime :D (I just finally watched MP100 and ohhhh my god)

Lastly, let your fellow SASOers know where they can find you if they want to chat with you!
I don't blog on DW really, but you can find my art etc on tumblr and twitter, and my fic on ao3!
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y'all mind if i wild out

[personal profile] garciraki 2017-05-01 04:27 pm (UTC)(link)

  1. What should we call you?
    Chris! I was still going by Christa during SASO last year so it’s okay to call me that too!

  2. What got you into sports anime?
    I started migrating from superhero comics to manga a couple years ago, wondered what in the darn heck this volleyball thing all over tumblr was, promptly binged Haikyuu!! in 24 hours and set myself on fire. Everything kind of went downhill from there.

  3. What do you love about your favorite sports anime?
    I could probably write a fifty page dissertation about what I love about pedal. It’s just so. Important to me. I find so many of the characters so endearing and it makes me so happy that we get to see them just hanging out with each other. Plus getting to see all of the graduates visit warms my heart so much. I just. Love how passionate they are about the sport, how much they all care about their teammates, their rivalries and friendships with opposing teams. And it’s just such a fun series to read and watch. I’ve had trouble dragging my friends down with me because of the art style, but I honestly love how many additional degrees of expression it allows the characters to express and it really helps every page feel so alive and buzzing with energy. God I just love pedal so much.

  4. Which sports anime moment got you right in the feels?
    I’m a Big Weenie and a sympathy crier so basically everything makes me emotional. You angsts about her friendship with Chika? Crying. Eijun gets the yips and beats them? Crying. Nozomi pulls off a vacuum butt cannon? Crying. Phichit smiles? Crying.

  5. Have you found a relatable favorite in a sports anime? Who?
    Kaburagi. He may be an orange goblin boy but… so am I.

  6. What series do you find it difficult/easy to make content for? Why?
    I find Haikyuu the easiest, probably just because I’ve been in the fandom the longest. I orphaned all of the pedal fics I’ve written out of embarrassment.

  7. Similarly, what series do you like to consume content from? Why?
    When it comes to art, honestly I’ll shovel anything into my mouth. For fic, I’m probably the most diverse when it comes to daiya since there’s no pairing I dislike in it so I always have a Good Time no matter what.

  8. Lastly, let your fellow SASOers know where they can find you if they want to chat with you!
    You can find me at [archiveofourown.org profile] shinhako, but I draw more often than I write. I'm super active on twitter [twitter.com profile] danchiku, but I regret to inform that despite my pedal @ I mostly tweet about idol games.

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HOLY SHIT I CANT BELIEVE YOURE THE ONE WHO MADE THE DJ RITSU EDIT I WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT IT YESTERDAY W MY FRIENDS

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Greetings and Salutations!

[personal profile] beltenebra 2017-05-01 08:01 pm (UTC)(link)
1. What should we call you? I am Beltenebra on DW, LJ, and AO3 but my name is Amy and pretty much everyone just goes with that. :3

2. What got you into sports anime? ::thinks back a million years ago:: Well, my first sports anime was Prince of Tennis. ...I think I liked the team camaraderie and all of the potential relationship dynamics and the ridiculously wholesome 'Let's do our best' aspects. Also... Golden Pair. I'm just saying.

3. What do you love about your favorite sports anime? That would mean CHOOSING a fav. sports anime. Ok, my current fav 3 are Prince of Tennis, Haikyuu, and Yuri on Ice and they all have just amazing characters. And they're exciting! I'm a real life sports fan too so I really get into the action. When are they going to make my ice hockey anime?!

4. Which sports anime moment got you right in the feels? Holy crap, Everything in Yuri on Ice? A lot of moments in Haikyuu too, the thing I really enjoy about those two specifically is how not cartoonishly evil the other teams and characters are. They're supportive! And often friends!

5. Have you found a relatable favorite in a sports anime? Who? I have far too many favorites, tbh. Um, I often relate to Kuroo being a smart ass and an instigator. For people's own good! <.<

6. What series do you find it difficult/easy to make content for? Why? It's hard for me to write for one of my old favs Hikaru no Go because I just love the writing so much already. And I find Hikaru and Akira's head space kind of difficult to get into.

7. Similarly, what series do you like to consume content from? Why? If I like a series, I'm reading fic and looking for art. There's nothing that I really enjoy watching that I don't want content for.

8. Lastly, let your fellow SASOers know where they can find you if they want to chat with you! Again, I'm Beltenebra here and on LJ and AO3. I'm: the_bel_tolls on twitter and that's probably the easiest place to find me. I check it multiple times a day. ^_^
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Re: Greetings and Salutations!

[personal profile] karahashi 2017-05-02 11:20 am (UTC)(link)
Ahh hello!!! The 'let's do our best' aspect of sports anime is always so uplifting! Also fellow ice hockey fan, yes!! Are you watching the playoffs atm? :D

Also added you on twitter if that's okay!

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(Tennis Intensifies)

[personal profile] nobetterpicture 2017-05-01 08:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Okay bc I had time to waste, I did both and HERE is me talking about sports anime for 12 whole minutes lmao

What should we call you?
Samy, like Sammy, but more hipster (jk), she/her!

What got you into sports anime?
A long long time ago, I once watched The Prince of Tennis dub when a writer in kpop I liked had written fic for it and only got through 8 episodes for giving up. Fast forward like...4 years to when Free! came out and 100% came for my lifetime-swimmer/swimming-loving ass and dragged me into the sports anime black pit and EVENTUALLY back too tennis and well, here I am.

What do you love about your favorite sports anime?
THE TEAM ASPECT!!!! Working together and through issues to achieve a common goal, while at the same time improving yourself and overcoming your own roadblocks...it's just really motivating and emotional and as someone who also did a lot of sports (and also had to deal with a sports injury), it's very relatable and just...(fight clench) I love it.

Which sports anime moment got you right in the feels?
WHERE DO I START....let me just make bullet points.

-The entire Golden Pair arc in Prince of Tennis
-Everything about (Atobe voice) TEZUUUKAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA Kunimitsu
-The ending of Prince of Tennis
-THE END OF HAIKYUU SEASON ONE
-Tsukki's arc
-The end of Yowamushi Pedal season 2
-Yowamushi Pedal chapter 330 (POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR CURRENT ANIME SEASON SO BEWARE)
-Every moment Teshima Junta appears
-EVERY SECOND OF FREE! BECAUSE I AM WEAK
-Pretty much every moment of Cheer Danshi!! too
-KNB TEIKO ARC DOESN'T EXIST, NOPE (AND I FORGOT TO MENTION THIS IN MY RECORDING)

Have you found a relatable favorite in a sports anime? Who?
Recently, as I am a swim coach as well, I relate hardcore to Kawasaki in Dansui! who is also a younger coach and for that reason, I felt the same way toward Ukai in Haikyuu!!...I also quit a sport, so I tend to compare myself to Ennoshita a lot too. Also anyone who encounters a sports injury, I end up projecting on to some degree but, because swimming and similar injuries...SOUSUKE....Also, any character that deals with anxiety in sports because s a m e

And Teshima Junta because I, too, continue to make myself suffer every day

What series do you find it difficult/easy to make content for? Why?
When tennis came for me, it came for me so hard. It consists of a huge cast of wonderful and unique characters and I love then all so much. I still struggle with certain ones, but it's a lot of fun to write tennis. The same can be said about pedals because I LOVE PEDALS but similarly, there are just certain characters I would love to write but can't get into their heads enough to feel comfortable.

SURPRISINGLY...I CAN'T REALLY WRITE FREE! which makes me sad, but I've been working to get over it and THANKS TO DANSUI! BEING A THING (please read Dansui! and love it. It's great and wondeful) I'm excited to like...try to write more swimming this summer. Same with Cheer Danshi!! and the soft lovely cheer boys.

Similarly, what series do you like to consume content from? Why?
I am always here to try new fandoms and content but like....my home...is Tennis. I am a full captive of tennis that expands into the Prince of Tennis musicals and beyond and it's just. TENNIS....IS....FUN....PLEASE LOVE TENNIS

Lastly, let your fellow SASOers know where they can find you if they want to chat with you!
You can mainly find me on twitter
@nobetterselca, which is locked and contains not only A LOT OF TENNIS but A LOT OF MUSICAL TENNIS AND GOLDEN PAIR AND GENERAL JAPANESE STAGE PLAY AND ACTOR SCREAMING but that's where all my SASO yelling will occur as well <3
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[personal profile] clearlykero 2017-05-01 08:58 pm (UTC)(link)
CAPTAIN O CAPTAIN. pls write fr! i look forward to seeing ur fr! in bonus rounds and also filling tennis together ♡

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[personal profile] tsunderekita 2017-05-01 08:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Ima do the thing!

What should we call you? Kris! They/them pronouns, please

What got you into sports anime? A friend got me watching Yowapeda, which led me to Twitter RP for the same, which led me to making friends with folks who were into All The Other Sports Anime, and now I'm here.

What do you love about your favorite sports anime? There's this Uncanny Valley effect with some characters where they feel just completely out of place in a given show, and I tend to be drawn to those. Arakita is a great example: when Onoda meets him, he's this big screeching monster completely out of proportion with everyone else Onoda has encountered up to that point, and I love it.

Which sports anime moment got you right in the feels? Karasuno's BIG CRUMBLY GHIBLI TEARS after their first major defeat, weh.

Have you found a relatable favorite in a sports anime? Who? *gestures at Arakita's everything*

What series do you find it difficult/easy to make content for? Why? Apart from series I'm not fully familiar with (I've only watched like two episodes of Free ever, for example), I guess the hardest for me would be... Daiya? I love a lot of the characters, but their complexity paralyzes me sometimes. I think SASO 2016 helped me get over that hurdle though!

Similarly, what series do you like to consume content from? Why? I'm not sure if "consume content" here means canon or fan creations? If the latter: anything that is weird and fucky. I'm sorry I'm this way.

Lastly, let your fellow SASOers know where they can find you if they want to chat with you! I'm mostly on Twitter @robotdere! My 18+ NSFW is @yuriapproved. Please come be trash with me.
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capsoumako: Art by bobachalatte (iwanyan)

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[personal profile] capsoumako 2017-05-01 09:19 pm (UTC)(link)
✦ What should we call you?
Cap/Claire, but most call me Cap! ✿ (she/her).
Ex: "CAP, WHY IS THIS HAPPENING. DUMPING THESE FEELS ON ME, WHAT DID I EVER DO TO YO-"

Moving on. ^^

✦ What got you into sports anime?
I didn't even know "sports" was a genre for anime when I watched them, but Free! and KnB were my first loves (I first joined SASO for/to represent Free!). I got hooked because aside from the competitive nature, that rivals the same kind of hype and adrenaline you get from a good battle scene, "friendship" is at the core of sports anime [our protags always seem to need friends, pls adopt and love them ( ; v ; ) ], both individual and group development & growth; -thumps fist on table- here, here, I am here for this emotional ride.

✦ What do you love about your favorite sports anime?
Most of the stuff stated above, but also the OST in sports anime is so good, we are blessed fam. -prayer hands- I don't think I've come upon an OP/ED from a sports anime that I didn't mind listening to, nor did I not look up the full version of. I also like those that have a bit of slice of life implemented in it. I looveee the animations, and I don't mind watching an anime about it vs the real thing (sad I know, the only irl sport I can watch/keep up with is volleyball or basketball)

✦ Which sports anime moment got you right in the feels?
- SPOILER.
- SPOILER.
- SPOILER.

Yeah, me too.

(Any time there is a group hug or huddle / someone giving a Team Speech, I am Done For. I mean-- my eyes are just sweating it's ok. this is fine.)

✦ Have you found a relatable favorite in a sports anime? Who?
Mihashi (Oofuri) & Kenma (Haikyuu)
... (*゚◇゚) hi.

✦ What series do you find it difficult/easy to make content for? Why?

Fandom:
Easy - Free! and Haikyuu!!
Difficult - Anything else. Rip. Lack of resources. ;___;

Media:
Easy - Graphics
Difficult - Writing. -sobs-

✦ Similarly, what series do you like to consume content from? Why?
Rare Pair Shipping & Small Fandoms Be Like:



I like my daily consumption of rare pair ships and seem to get into series late because I keep putting it off.
I've dug my grave and I must lie in it I know. (´ ^ `*)

ALSO. JUST GOING TO PUT THIS OUT THERE SINCE I AM A CONSUMER OF THIS TRAP, but Free! ("Dried Up Youthful Flame" my arse) - the eternal flame that keeps konoha me burning because they won't let us go. Those new updates...I tell myself that I could be over Free! and one update like that has me running back into the pool. SUMMER. IS. COMING.

make us free na splash

✦ Lastly, let your fellow SASOers know where they can find you if they want to chat with you!
I can be found dwelling over here (of the three, best way to contact is twitter):

ヽ( ・∇・)ノ ★ [personal profile] capsoumako | [tumblr.com profile] shizuuchans | [twitter.com profile] lostsuke
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[personal profile] karahashi 2017-05-02 11:22 am (UTC)(link)
ahhh hello!! I love that you mentioned the OSTs because they are! so amazing!!! And also rarepairs/small fandoms/getting into things at the wrong time THIS FEELING IS SO REAL

added you on twitter if you don't mind..!
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sliding in & sliding out

[personal profile] clearlykero 2017-05-01 09:40 pm (UTC)(link)
surfacing from work for 5 minutes because SASO IS UPON US

What should we call you?
k, ksan, kero, furachi, dude, bro, whatever you want any pronouns you like. k is probably the most common o/

What got you into sports anime?
a long time ago, like, almost 20 years ago, my brothers and i watched slam dunk together, and i LOVED slam dunk-- i read a bunch of adachi mitsuru too but i was a bit young for fandom at the time. then a couple of years later we saw the first episode of prince of tennis and i met my true love tezuka kunimitsu, and the rest is history...

What do you love about your favorite sports anime?
this is difficult because i can't pick a fav. slam dunk and tenipuri have definitely been around the longest, but i'm feeling fr! so unbelievably deeply right now that it's, u know, it's hard to say ;; although i don't really count fr! quite as a sports anime even though the high speed movie definitely fits the mould a bit more.

SO I GUESS TENIPURI IT IS, and what i love about it is how unashamedly ridiculous it is yet still manages to hit me in the feels like 200 times a second jesus

Which sports anime moment got you right in the feels?
so many? too many?? let me list the first one that comes to mind for some of my fav series
- Prince of Tennis: episodes 177~178 of the original tv series, y'all know why
- Slam Dunk: last match (manga) made me cry so hard my tablet couldn't detect my finger on the screen bc tears
- Free!: everything sousuke ever does
- Ookiku Furikabutte: when mihashi sees notes from the team about why they won the match
- Daiya no Ace: miyuki in That Yakushi Match, kataoka & the third years after That Yakushi Match
- Yuri!!! on ICE: JJ, oh boy, y'all know the part
- Inazuma Eleven: season 2, gouenji's return, gouenji's everything
- Kuroko no Basuke: a spoiler from the Last Game movie but THE LAST SCENE OKAY LOL. also teikou
- Rookies: ughh that wakana scene where he cries in the bathroom (or locker room i forget)
- One Outs: at the VERY END where ideguchi cries as he talks about tokuchi during the press conference

Have you found a relatable favorite in a sports anime? Who?
oh jesus, tsukishima kei for SURE. people who are close to me always laugh when they meet him bc they go "oh look k it's you" his poison mouth is so real i feel it.

What series do you find it difficult/easy to make content for? Why?
the golden rule is that it's easy for me to write or draw things that i'm not invested in. once im invested in something i become a bit of a perfectionist and then it's really difficult to finish stuff. same goes for any series; i also have trouble writing stuff that i don't know very well which is why ill never write hikago bc wat even is go.

Similarly, what series do you like to consume content from? Why?
i like looking at fanart from any series, fic is difficult bc i'm picky and my favourite thing about sports series is the NAKAMA CONTENT and not actually shipping. but if it's a crossover i am immediately interested im terrible that way.

Lastly, let your fellow SASOers know where they can find you if they want to chat with you!
you can find me on twitter [twitter.com profile] clearlykero, but right now i'm temporarily swamped in work and RL and im not there often. when i'm back i'll probably be talking about mobage a lot i.e. A3! and tsukipara, so... yeah LOL
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SLAM DUNK TEARS

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finally crawls in here

[personal profile] kuramochi 2017-05-01 09:54 pm (UTC)(link)
What should we call you?
i'm mel! she/her


What got you into sports anime?
i don't really remember what started it tbh, i think it might actually have been free! after that i watched haikyuu!! and yowapeda and then slowly and irrevocably drove myself deep into baseball hell(s).


What do you love about your favorite sports anime?
PICKING FAVORITES IS HARD so i couldn't really tell you... but in general i'm an easy sell on themes of teamwork, perseverance, and loving something so much that the people you do that thing with become something like a family.


Which sports anime moment got you right in the feels?
the one i always come back to is from oofuri and it's not even a sports moment. mihashi, lying awake at night, thinking that maybe he isn't good enough until he remembers all of his teammates encouraging him and cheering for him and then he consciously rejects the idea. he is good enough!! me, i'm a pool of tears.


Have you found a relatable favorite in a sports anime? Who?
i tend to have a hard time relating to sports anime characters but maybe isashiki jun. someone else already mentioned kominato ryousuke, and i think maybe he is in some respects, for me... tho relatable or not, he's my favorite lmao.


What series do you find it difficult/easy to make content for? Why?
making anything is hard right now tbh, but the bulk of my fan work has been for daiya... there's a little yowapeda, oofuri, and chihayafuru sprinkled in too, so honestly depending on mood/prompt/etc any of those are doable.

i can't seem to write haikyuu for whatever reason, despite of how fond i am of the series.


Similarly, what series do you like to consume content from? Why?
daiya is still my main fandom i guess, it's such an outlier for me in general. otherwise i tend to go through phases with what i want to read, but finding content is always a struggle because i rarely like the Popular Ship(s) in basically any fandom, LOL

fandom: hey, how about this protag ship
me: ok, but how about this character that had like ten minutes of screentime


Lastly, let your fellow SASOers know where they can find you if they want to chat with you!
[twitter.com profile] fuckingmeganes (main/locked), [twitter.com profile] gaybaseballs (public), [tumblr.com profile] cheetahing, [archiveofourown.org profile] revolving
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[personal profile] seerofrage 2017-05-02 12:45 am (UTC)(link)
Newbie to SASO here! *wave wave*

What should we call you?
Seer works! They/them please ;u;

What got you into sports anime?
Sports really aren't my thing, but I was told that Free! was good, so I watched it a few years ago, not knowing what it was about. It was really good, so after that I've been more open about sports animanga!

Which sports anime moment got you right in the feels?
Y'know that moment near the end of season one of Free! where Iwatobi is in the stands as Rin is swimming, where he has trouble climbing out of the pool and Haru has the most heartbroken face ever and runs out of the stands to find him? Yeah that! It gets me every time ;u;
Also The Kiss from Yuri!!! On Ice, or rather, the few moments afterwards; both of them were filled with so much love and admiration and it was just the sweetest thing ever ;u;

What series do you like to consume content from? Why?
I don't read a lot of fic for the sports anime I've watched, either because the fanbase is tiny and there's not a lot out there or it's absolutely huge and I don't know where to start, ahah. Or just disinterested? I absolutely love looking at art though!! I think my favorite series to look at fanart from is Free!, because of all the AUs and color and I love all the characters very much, ahah! Sharp-toothed characters tend to be my favorites (I've also noticed a trend of them having longer and red/pink hair) so lots of Rin art and edits are very much enjoyed! (Also all the rinharu arts are a+++)
Also I love Yuri!!! On Ice art stuffs too, because the costumes and ice skating is just so pretty and there's so much great art out there of it ;u;

Lastly, let your fellow SASOers know where they can find you if they want to chat with you!
Here on DW is cool, and here on tumblr is cool too! I get a lil shy talking to new people privately though, especially if I'm not the one to message first, ahh;;
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[personal profile] putsch 2017-05-02 01:26 am (UTC)(link)
What should we call you?
kat, or pel, whatever is easier for u

What got you into sports anime?
my high school library had prince of tennis and that was it. rip me. sports anime have had me in their meaty grip ever since

What do you love about your favorite sports anime?
it's so refreshing, i think? everything manages to work out for characters you care about, which isn't something you see every day. you know where the gratification is, and the build up and blood sweat tears makes the conclusion so worth it. plus with so many colorful characters i mean idk, what's not to love?

Which sports anime moment got you right in the feels?
buddy what sports anime moment DIDN'T LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
no really
oofuri - the 3rd episode with the tears and handholding, then at the end of season two with [REDACTED SPOILERS] and mihashi's beautiful smile and abe going "oh shit im a big gay"
eyeshield 21 - the entire series because it's so good
haikyuu - when karasuno finally beats shiratorizawa and asadaisuga get a massive two page spread of them crying and i cried and it was beautiful
free - the end of season 1, i,
ywpdl - TOUMAKI'S RACE
the list goes on

Have you found a relatable favorite in a sports anime? Who?
i missed this question the first time i posted this because i didn't know what to put............................ then again i say this like im not a huge loser for sawamura daichi's specific brand of cunningness and mihashi ren's foolhearty greed

What series do you find it difficult/easy to make content for? Why?
i don't find any series particularly difficult, but eyeshield 21, oofuri, and haikyuu are definitely the easiest, if only because i've already made a ton of content for them and love them.

Similarly, what series do you like to consume content from? Why?
just sports anime? haikyuu, oofuri, eyeshield 21, yowapedal, free, all out, kuroko no basuke, yuri on ice, hajime no ippo, cheer danshi, chihayafuru.
why? because i know these series and they are good and i want more, always.

Lastly, let your fellow SASOers know where they can find you if they want to chat with you!
either on this account or on my twitter!!
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god i definitely remember yelling about mihashi's greediness with you last year. I LOVE IT and i'm so happy to see you around again!

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[personal profile] harklights 2017-05-02 01:47 am (UTC)(link)
What should we call you?
ashes! ae/aer or she/her

What got you into sports anime?
oofuri! it's definitely my oldest and longest lasting sports anime that i always find myself coming back to and rewatching once every year or two during the summer. it's such a summer anime, even just listening to the osts... i didn't get involved in oof fandom stuff like fandom community/writing/drawing/etc until a few years ago, and i'm still not super involved outside of saso, but me and these kids go way back ;o;

What do you love about your favorite sports anime?
my fav might still be haikyuu!! i love it because of the fandom! i'm so lucky to have met so many people through roleplaying and fic writing

Which sports anime moment got you right in the feels?
that moment when ennoshita chikara talked (yes every moment) (you can count on me to cry during the entire wakunan match). oofuri has too many great moments to count but my haruna loving butt adores the entire musashino episode & everything related to haruna's journey during and after the seniors, and when akimaru started to try to Lead their battery (SCREAMS), and also everything related to kanou shuugo & mihoshi & just ohh mygod 'shuu-chan', and also whenever nishiura wins and you're supposed to be happy about that but instead you're crying over the opposing team (HERE'S LOOKING AT YOU TOSEI!!)

Have you found a relatable favorite in a sports anime? Who?
probably ennoshita chikara from haikyuu!! and also teshima juunta from ywpd. i'm a sucker for the "average" ones who are actually amazing and perfect

What series do you find it difficult/easy to make content for? Why?
haikyuu is the easiest! yoi is the hardest! yoi is one of those series that was so satisfying to watch that i've yet to read one fanfic of it, or even browse much fanart other than what crosses my tl, because the anime just really did it for me? so even though it'd be awesome to be able to write/consume some yoi content i'm not sure if i ever will! this saso i really want to push myself and make content for the small fandoms that i absolutely devoured and loved like chihayafuru, ping pong the animation, and baby steps!

Similarly, what series do you like to consume content from? Why?
i sound like a broken record but.... haikyuu. i love the next gen captains and fukurodani, always. i'd say oofuri too but that has always been a quiet fandom and all my favorite pairs are so very rare.


Lastly, let your fellow SASOers know where they can find you if they want to chat with you!
catch me on twitter [twitter.com profile] chantsings where i'm mostly either dying over school or dying over dragon age. my ao3 is [archiveofourown.org profile] harklights. grad school has kept me from ficcing for the entire year so there's nothing new since last saso :'D
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hi i just wanted to say i really liked your description of oofuri as a "summer anime" because that's exactly what i think of when i think of the series!!
and also every time ennoshita opens his mouth is just. gold.
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[personal profile] momoshiro 2017-05-02 03:09 am (UTC)(link)
What should we call you?
JJ, Kitten (she/her)

What got you into sports anime?
a broken record apparently but tenipuri for sure! i used to read the manga every week on the train to school in shounen jump. but i re-fell with kurobasu and oofuri, probably, since i hadn't watched any anime besides detective conan and natsume yuujinchou in years before oofuri and kurobasu were airing. i found my passion for it again. it was easier to lure me in with baseball than anything else bc i love baseball so much, haha, but something about those shiny bright boys in kurobasu was rly alluring.

What do you love about your favorite sports anime?
my favourite sports anime (pl) all have this element of complex interpersonal friendships, and that's what i love most about them. i'm a huge sports fan, tbh, but even if i weren't, the great interactions between the characters, and the spirit of personal development and growth that characterizes the majority of sports anime plots, is what rly sucks me in lol. im the biggest fan of found families and of people genuinely adoring what they do, so that's also a plus

Which sports anime moment got you right in the feels?
UGH OKAY WHEN SAI [REDACTED] IN HIKAGO, I CRIED FOR THREE DAYS ;;; on a less tragic front, whenever 3rd years die sports anime deaths i cry, or when characters get injured. miyuki's injury in daiya rly socked me in the feels tbh bc he kept playing, but tanba's was also pretty sad for me, i felt his thwarted regret. also mihashi getting his hand held in ep 3 of oofuri, w o w

Have you found a relatable favorite in a sports anime? Who?
i am basically mihashi from oofuri. i'm pretty sure if he were a tad more hyper we'd be exactly the same person, anxiety included, i'm even petty on the dl like he is. we both like nurses and abe, too ;)

in terms of goals and such, though, i think i relate the most to oikawa haha, his competitive spirit and unfailing bravado is so relatable.

What series do you find it difficult/easy to make content for? Why?
it's easy for me to make content for any show with a character i can identify with in some respect. my greatest challenges as a writer are working with characters that i can't find anything i relate to in. but in sports anime, there's often a large cast of characters with differing motivations so it's hard to not find at least one.

Similarly, what series do you like to consume content from? Why?
oh, i spend hours on pixiv looking at HQ!! art, i'm obsessed. im also rly into daiya no ace doujin and oofuri doujin. i still read prince of tennis fanfic because there's never too much fuji.

Lastly, let your fellow SASOers know where they can find you if they want to chat with you!
um, im on twitter [twitter.com profile] kittebasu and tumblr [tumblr.com profile] whyiskisehere and ao3 [archiveofourown.org profile] chanyeol (but more specifically for anime it's kittebasu). i'm sorry in advance for my switching dialects of english.
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> reads "WHEN SAI [REDACTED] IN HIKAGO"
> immediately needs to lie down

also tanba?! oofuri handholding?!?! [stays lying down]

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[personal profile] silentcs 2017-05-02 04:28 am (UTC)(link)
1. What should we call you?
silentcs or ff! (exclamation mark optional)

2. What got you into sports anime?
A long time ago in a galaxy far away I downloaded an episode of some anime about a board game. And the rest is history. My heart has never recovered from Hikaru no Go.

I also read a lot of manga by adachi mitsuru around the same time - Katsu! was a favorite.

I went through a period where I wasn't really watching anime or reading manga, but some little birds on twitter talked me into Chihayafuru last year and Yowamushi Pedal this year and the !!!! is back.

3. What do you love about your favorite sports anime?
What isn't there to love about Hikaru no Go? It's got it all. High highs, low lows, fashion choices from A to Z, ghosts, ETERNAL RIVALS, modern-day Cyrano de Bergerac-ing...

Oh and one of the most intense soundtracks ever put on a board game anime.

4. Which sports anime moment got you right in the feels?
I am easy for feelings, but this one's always a killer.

Also, that part where I cried profusely over Toudou Jinpachi's almost thwarted match with his beloved rival was unsurprising in retrospect.

5. Have you found a relatable favorite in a sports anime? Who?
All that comes to mind is Chihaya's ice cream poem. "I feast upon a whirlwind of ice cream."

6. What series do you find it difficult/easy to make content for? Why?
ALL CONTENT IS HARD. But I love talking about stuff informally and can and will stay up late chatting fic ideas and bad jokes.

7. Similarly, what series do you like to consume content from? Why?
I most recently watched Yowamushi Pedal and Yuuri on Ice, and I've read a bunch of fic for the latter, but been too intimidated to read fic for the former. But I'll start now!! I have always consumed Hikaru no Go fic like it was going out of style. Shindou/Touya was my first OTP.

8. Lastly, let your fellow SASOers know where they can find you if they want to chat with you!
You can find me at [twitter.com profile] sharknovel :D

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[personal profile] princesssid 2017-05-02 04:44 am (UTC)(link)
WELCOME TO SASO, FF! the little birds are very happy :)

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[personal profile] toomo 2017-05-02 07:19 am (UTC)(link)
What should we call you?
- Tommo.

What got you into sports anime?
- Well, the hype. Secondly the characters. But mainly the feels, also the fact that it made me wanna do actual exercise.

What do you love about your favorite sports anime?
- THE ANIMATION!!! The dynamics between each character and team.

Which sports anime moment got you right in the feels?
- All the tsukki and akiteru moments.

Have you found a relatable favorite in a sports anime? Who?
- Probably Shou Tokugawa.

What series do you find it difficult/easy to make content for? Why?
- Its not too hard to create content for any of the shows. Even the ones i have no idea what are about. A good prompt can make me do my research. That and nagging friends.

Similarly, what series do you like to consume content from? Why?
- these last few months i was preeeetty dependent of YOI!! fics.

Lastly, let your fellow SASOers know where they can find you if they want to chat with you!
- Tumblr: littleball of space | Twitter: ironarchangel
I use twitter mostly tho. Tumblr too but more for posting art than talking.
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The fact that you relate to Shou Tokugawa makes me so happy because it means you watched Cheer Danshi and that YOU ARE A GOOD PERSON

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[personal profile] sotongsotong 2017-05-02 08:08 am (UTC)(link)
What should we call you?
Serena! (she/her)

What got you into sports anime?
I also honestly have no idea. One minute I'm watching teens racing around signing up for sports clubs or rallying in new members, then the next thing I know I'm on the ground with tears streaming down my face, heart in pieces everywhere.

What do you love about your favorite sports anime?
Character growth in general. It's amazing to see how much one person can change and break through their mold and also how one may falter in spite of things.

Which sports anime moment got you right in the feels?
Oikawa's worthless pride. Chihayafuru spoilers: Taichi and Suo's synchronisation, especially when the truck passed and they clapped their hands over their ears at the same time, SHINOBU BEING ABLE TO SEE THE LITTLE KARUTA CARD FIGURES AGAIN!!!! ;;; Tiny Miyuki, with his oversized cap and all, proudly proclaiming "I wanna be a catcher!"

Have you found a relatable favorite in a sports anime? Who?
coughs blood: Oikawa Tooru's glasses.

What series do you find it difficult/easy to make content for? Why?
I find titles I'm familiar with relatively easy but anything else is uhhh, kinda up in the air.

Similarly, what series do you like to consume content from? Why?
Anything and everything, really. I'll vore it all down because I'm easy like that.

Lastly, let your fellow SASOers know where they can find you if they want to chat with you!
SASO twit: @oimiyus143
AO3: Sotong_sotong
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[personal profile] aurum 2017-05-02 08:42 am (UTC)(link)
What should we call you?
Hi! I mostly go by Min, she/her.

What got you into sports anime?
Oh man, I think it was Prince of Tennis a hundred years ago? But in the meantime I had a long break from anime, and what got me back was a rewatch of Oofuri.

What do you love about your favorite sports anime?
Team feelssss, and my precious little bird Mihashi, if we're talking Oofuri. Also everything about YoI. Also re: Hajime no Ippo, it's hilarious and I didn't expect to have a lot of feelings about it but here I am. And generally sports anime is always very gay and I am here for this.

Which sports anime moment got you right in the feels?
Haru (Free!) struggling with figuring out his future made me really emotional, ngl. Also Yuuri and Victor reuniting at the airport, I ugly cried for hours. And Oofuri and HikaGo are great for feels too. Also I just have a lot of feelings about Miyata (Hajime no Ippo). Like, a lot.

Have you found a relatable favorite in a sports anime? Who?
I'm gonna say Phichit (YoI) because I too am the friend character living vicariously through my friends' relationships.

What series do you find it difficult/easy to make content for? Why?
I've written the most for YoI and Ippo so I guess those are the easiest! I'm not a very prolific writer, but I feel like I have a good grasp of the characters there and that def helps.

Similarly, what series do you like to consume content from? Why?
Pretty much everything I know the canon for. When I finish a series, I immediately go check out the fics, haha.

Lastly, let your fellow SASOers know where they can find you if they want to chat with you!
[twitter.com profile] minyoulater [tumblr.com profile] minyoulater [archiveofourown.org profile] Aurum Lately I mostly hang out on twitter.
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Hello!! Oofuri is a beautiful series I'm so glad it pulled you back into the endless pit of sports anime :D And that thing about finishing a series and immediately wanting...more... is so relatable, haha! Added you on twitter if you're fine with that!

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Introduction!

[personal profile] toondoon1010 2017-05-02 09:27 am (UTC)(link)
Hey!
My name is Aishwarya and I am from India! This is my first time participating in SASO and I am super excited plus nervous too!
All the best to all and very happy to meet you!
Good day! ^^
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Welcome to SASO! I hope you have a great summer. :)

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skipped some of the questions but figuring that's fine :x

What should we call you? Doxy or Doxian
What got you into sports anime? Free! was technically my first sports anime but Yowamushi Pedal is what dragged me into the pit
Have you found a relatable favorite in a sports anime? Who? a brief list: Makishima (Yowamushi Pedal), Ashikiba (Yowamushi Pedal), Akaashi (Haikyuu!!), Furuya (Daiya no Ace), Otabek (Yuri!!! on Ice), Haru (Free!)
What series do you find it difficult/easy to make content for? Why? i've written most for Haikyuu!! and Yowamushi Pedal, but i'm actually trying to divvy it up and get into/write for smaller fandoms, e.g. All Out!!, Welcome to Ballroom and Teppuu but we'll see!!
Lastly, let your fellow SASOers know where they can find you if they want to chat with you!
Twitter: therealdoxian

also did the friending meme over here!
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[personal profile] nyatsuuuu 2017-05-02 03:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Back for another year ( `・∀・´)ノヨロシク
I've never done one of these, but here goes!
This whole entry is going to contain a lot of Haikyuu, it's gonna be hella repetitive and kinda boring
Apologies in advance

What should we call you?

Natsu. Nats.

What got you into sports anime?

If we're gonna dig back, then it's Prince of Tennis many many years ago. I used to be not so fond of Sports Anime because it just seemed so ridiculous that the main team is so strong. Somewhere along the way I got into Inazuma, and it was less about the story and more about the characters. Then, around 4 years ago or so, I started getting into Haikyuu!! and it was down hill from there. I've been in this fandom for far too long, and it's been my main for just as long.

What do you love about your favorite sports anime?

There are so many reasons why Haikyuu has become special too me. In terms of the story, I love all the characters and their interactions. Furudate Sensei make all the characters so likeable, even if he introduces them as an antagonist you end up liking them just as much. You feel the pain for all of the teams that don't make it, and cheer for those that do. I just love the way the series is set up more around the emotions, as opposed to game play.

On a personal level: Before Haikyuu I was actually more of "Admire from afar" kind of person. When I started Haikyuu, since the fandom was still small at the time I shared a lot more work online. From there, I've grown and developed as an artist. As well, I've met so many new people through Sport anime, and twitter.

Which sports anime moment got you right in the feels?

The one that comes off my head is when Daichi collided with Tanaka, and twitter was having a field day at the time.

Have you found a relatable favorite in a sports anime? Who?

I used to say I relate to Oikawa. In the sense that he strives to be perfect on the outside, but is crumbling on the inside. He has so many insecurities, about younger athletes that are much more talented then him and threaten his existence. There are so many levels to Oikawa, then just "the pretty one" that makes him quite different from other similar character tropes where they only focus on the fact.

What series do you find it difficult/easy to make content for? Why?

I usually don't draw for content I am not familiar with, series that I have not picked up. I say this, but I'm open to drawing anything. I enjoy the challenge. But if I simply just don't like the character I will struggle w

Similarly, what series do you like to consume content from? Why?

I'm still mainly a Haikyuu fan, so that's what my focus will be coming into this.


Lastly, let your fellow SASOers know where they can find you if they want to chat with you!

[twitter.com profile] nyatsuuuu is where I am most of the time. Currently I've sorta stepped out of the sports anime scene, but SASO always brings me back. Besides from sports anime, I am currently into IBO, Idol Games, FE:H

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[personal profile] leggylift 2017-05-02 04:33 pm (UTC)(link)
1) What should we call you?

I usually go by Alex, but some people call me Slex! I don't really can care either way. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

2) What got you into sports anime?

Some friends got me into Haikyuu and Free! a few years ago, but I didn't REALLY get into it until another friend got me into Yowamushi Pedal! It's been one of the best shows/fandoms I've ever been in. I'm looking to start a few more shows soon, so hmu if you have any recommendations.

3) What do you love about your favorite sports anime?

Yowamushi Pedal is by far my favorite! I love the unique characters and the way they interact with each other is really cute. Plus, the fandom has some amazing writers/artists that produce some of the coolest fanwork I've seen.

4) Which sports anime moment got you right in the feels?

The Broom Incident in Haikyuu always kills me. Makishima's backstory in YWPD really breaks my heart too.

5) Have you found a relatable favorite in a sports anime? Who?

Saeko from Haikyuu is really relatable tbh? I started out loving Yachi since I shared most of her shy/anxious attitude, but although my anxiety is still pretty bad, I've found myself becoming more and more of a big sister type as time went on lol

6) What series do you find it difficult/easy to make content for? Why?

I think it's hard to make content in the Haikyuu fandom since it seems like everything's been done. It's kinda hard to make original content when someone else has already done it, but at least that's even more content for the fans!

7) Similarly, what series do you like to consume content from? Why?

Both Haikyuu and Yowamushi Pedal both have amazing fans who make incredible content, but I guess I enjoy YWPD content more since I'm more into the characters there, despite there not being as many fan creators? Sure most of the content I see is front the same 8 or so people but they're so cool nonetheless.

8) Lastly, let your fellow SASOers know where they can find you if they want to chat with you!

You can message me on any of these sites! Hmu if you're still looking for team members esp for a YWPD team!

(Or if you just want to talk- I'm always up for that ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ )

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What should we call you?
Edison, they/them pronouns

What got you into sports anime?
My friend (and the captain who recruited me to Team UshiOi) got me into some sports anime. I don't remember what was first, but I know she's the one who got me into the genre in general. I was dragged into it reluctantly, via Oofuri, Chihayafuru, and Free!. We would watch things together when we would see each other and I tried to be open to new things. I'm still not into a lot of sports anime, especially the more...fantastical side, but I do love the ones I am into.

What do you love about your favorite sports anime?
That would be Haikyuu!! and my favorite thing about it.... I'm solidly torn between the animation and the character relationships. It has all this amazing interplay between teams, and within them. There's a lot of character depth and development all-around. And the animation is a style I just love, especially in the eyes.

Which sports anime moment got you right in the feels?
The end of literally every match in Haikyuu!! Tsuki having to sit out part of the match vs Shiratorizawa when he's finally finding his place on the court. Ushijima actually showing how emotional he is about volleyball when he cries.

Have you found a relatable favorite in a sports anime? Who?
Azumane Asahi! I feel like I have a lot in common with him. A slightly shy nature but also competitive. And he's just a Good Boy.

What series do you find it difficult/easy to make content for? Why?
I would find it harder to write for something like Free!. I don't feel as much connection to the characters, or in some cases as distinctive a voice. I might struggle a little writing for Haikyuu!! if I get too caught up in setting accuracy.

Similarly, what series do you like to consume content from? Why?
Wow big surprise from the rest of this post: Haikyuu!! stuff. Also Yuri on Ice!!! because that's A Thing and it's wonderful. But I'm the biggest fan of a lot of Haikyuu!! art and AU cosplays I see.

Lastly, let your fellow SASOers know where they can find you if they want to chat with you!
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DM for Discord.
Edited 2017-05-02 18:13 (UTC)
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Hello!!

[personal profile] telenovelas 2017-05-02 06:16 pm (UTC)(link)
What should we call you?
I'm Susie! I like she/her or they/them pronouns please!

What got you into sports anime?
Some friends of mine were watching Yowapeda and I liked the character designs so I thought hey, what's the worst that could happen? And here I am I guess

What do you love about your favorite sports anime?
I love how much positivity there is - it's always people doing something they're passionate about with people they care about and pushing themselves to be better, even if things are difficult or they face failure or rejection. I also love team sports but suck at them, so it's a nice way for me to live vicariously through characters, haha.

Which sports anime moment got you right in the feels?
Definitely the final TouMaki race in Yowapeda, also Yamaguchi and Tsukishima's "what more reason do you need than pride?" in Haikyuu!, the airport scene in YoI, and just the entire of Ping Pong: The Animation honestly. I cried at the end of Love Live s2 don't @ me okay

Have you found a relatable favorite in a sports anime? Who?
Bokuto is super relatable (unfortunately). Also Makishima in Yowapeda, and a few others who aren't coming to mind right now oops

What series do you find it difficult/easy to make content for? Why?
I write a lot for Haikyuu! because I think the characters are very accessible and three-dimensional, even where they fill a trope? I'd love to be better at writing Daiya no Ace characters honestly, they're my nemesis and I can't work out why it's such a struggle.

Similarly, what series do you like to consume content from? Why?
I love anything with Datekou in it, to make up for them getting such minimal screentime in Haikyuu! itself T_T Basically I think anywhere art/fic/etc can fill gaps in canon it's satisfying for me? Whereas I don't consume a lot of fan-created content for like, Yuri on Ice for example, because canon provided everything I'd normally look to fic for, for me.

BUT having said that I always want to talk about sports anime I love, so here's a list!! Daiya no Ace, Haikyuu!, Yowamushi Pedal, Free, Stella C3bu, Oofuri, Taishou Baseball Girls, Ping Pong: The Animation, Chihayafuru, Yuri on Ice, Love Live!, Tsuritama (if you count it as sports), and bits and pieces of a few others. I really want to get into the TeniPuri musicals also, maybe this will be the summer I finally get round to that!!

Lastly, let your fellow SASOers know where they can find you if they want to chat with you!
I'm most active on twitter (@_greasepaint) - I generally keep my account locked for irl reasons, but follow requests are super welcome, I like talking to people a lot. I'm also on AO3 as Telenovela!

I'm looking forward to a really great summer with everyone!
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*flops onto comment thread*

[personal profile] dotrain 2017-05-02 06:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Eyy, I'm very new to this stuff, so I apologize if I'm awkward af. I hope to participate in SASO as one of the Grandstand members for the first time this year. I've it seen around in the past before and it's interested me,,


What should we call you?
Myi or Rain, feel free to take your pick. Rain's more of a display name though. Pronouns are she/any o/


What got you into sports anime?
I'm relatively new to sports as a genre, so I haven't seen that many anime in it, even though I have loads on my PTW list.

I blame my best friend for reccing Haikyuu!! to me last year and shoving me deeper into fandom hell once again.


What do you love about your favorite sports anime?
I am so emotionally invested it's ridiculous (please save me), they also make me feel really happy when watching them.


Which sports anime moment got you right in the feels?
I don't usually have particular moments that kill me with feels. If a series gets me even mildly emotionally invested,, it will be like a minefield of feels, or just a constant feel factor with everything that happens. It's both awful and awesome at the same time.


Have you found a relatable favorite in a sports anime? Who?
I relate a lot to Tsukishima Akiteru tbh,, uh, but pre much I relate to almost everyone, so it's hard for me to pick out the one's I relate to more than others.


What series do you find it difficult/easy to make content for? Why?
Haikyuu!! is one of my favourite shows of all time, and there's so much for me to work with—especially character wise—that it's hard not to find something to do.


Similarly, what series do you like to consume content from? Why?
Fan-Content: Anything from series I like. It's my fuel.

Original Content: I'm willing to give everything at least a small go! But atm it's mostly Haikyuu!!, Oofuri, BNHA and in the past (still now, just not as much) Naruto.

They all, ironically, have decent-sized fanfiction archives. ¬ ¬


Lastly, let your fellow SASOers know where they can find you if they want to chat with you!
Feel free to message me on Discord or Tumblr! I'm not very good at long self-intros, but I'm cool with chatting a little, if anyone's okay with open-ness in opinions.

Discord: I don't really want to share it in a public thread;; so if you're interested please DM me \o/ (most active)
Tumblr: myikka (mostly inactive, 80% HQ!!)
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*nsync voice* here we goooooooooooooo

[personal profile] lemon 2017-05-02 08:44 pm (UTC)(link)
What should we call you?
k8 is fine

What got you into sports anime?
i ended up getting into kurobasu in like 2013?? bc of my friend emi and it kicked my ass and tossed me into hell and now here i am with all these other sports in my arms

What do you love about your favorite sports anime?
the thing i love most is seeing everyone grow together. also my fave series tend to fall on the more realistic side where growth potential is concerned??? like u don't necessarily have to be great at the sport as long as u do ur best u will improve in ways u didn't think possible, u will always have something to contribute to ur team in some way, etc.

Which sports anime moment got you right in the feels?
ummm literally any and everything soft will make me cry bc i am a gentle lemon and get overwhelmed by strong feelings. u think this is an exaggeration but it's not. i cried when mihashi and abe held hands, i cried when tanaka smacked his legs begging them to keep pushing him forward during shiratorizawa match (actually i cry at like everything tanaka ryuunosuke does bc he is my son and i would blow up the earth to see him happy), i cried during all out!! when gion finally did the thing (which thing? go watch it u will Know Immediately), i cried throughout like every episode of DAYS at least once and i cried during cheer danshi when reunions and conflict resolutions happened bc my heart couldn't take any of it. ALSO??? WATCH MARCH COMES IN LIKE A LION???? i cried every single ep of that too bc rei is so relatable and his experiences struggling w/external pressures and balancing his career in shogi with battling his apathy and depression is so real it kills the lemon

Have you found a relatable favorite in a sports anime? Who?
tanaka from hq......i see so much of myself in him except i am much less of a loud, outgoing noodle.

What series do you find it difficult/easy to make content for? Why?
i'm very shy abt my writing so i have difficulty writing for any series. i'm worried always that my characterization isn't good enough. drawing is a lot easier for that reason bc it's easier for me to show than explain if that makes sense??? i'm the resident tananoya fricker so they're the easiest for me content-wise tho. i can draw them w my eyes closed at this point (which i have done and it was a hilarious shitpost of a time)

Similarly, what series do you like to consume content from? Why?
i'm that weirdo who doesn't rly actively consume content from anything...i rely on fic recs from friends mostly!! i trust their good judgment and that they will know what will appeal to my soul (and they always do). i follow a lot of artists on twitter for hq tho since it's still my main sports fandom rn...mostly the jp tananoya community bc they appeal to my brand specifically (shocking, i know) but there are also a couple all out artists who rip out my soul w/their beautiful drawings too

Lastly, let your fellow SASOers know where they can find you if they want to chat with you!
u can dm me here anytime, i am taking a break rn from twitter but it is @mokubah, i'm on tumblr as mokuba, and my tiny spot on AO3 is basslined!!
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Re: *nsync voice* here we goooooooooooooo

[personal profile] earlgrey_milktea 2017-05-02 10:26 pm (UTC)(link)
i was just going to say that i agree with crying every time abe and mihashi held hands (which is like.......... a lot) but also your points on sangatsu no lion (rei,, my son,, let us hug him) bUT ALSO!!!!!! TANAKA IS A GOOD!!!!!!

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