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SASO Referees ([personal profile] referees) wrote in [community profile] sportsanime2017-05-28 06:52 pm
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Bonus Round 1: AUs

AUs

This round is CLOSED as of 7PM EDT on 10 June. Late comments are screened and will not receive points.


This popular round is back once again! To begin this year's SASO, we encourage you to let your mind run wild with alternate ideas and settings.


Please read this whole post before commenting to ensure that your team gets the most points possible. (There are changes from last year!)

RULES
  • Submit prompts by commenting to this post with an alternate universe idea, along with a ship from one of our nominated fandoms. There's a comment template below for your convenience.
    • 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., Izumi & Sakaeguchi). Non-platonic relationships use "/" (e.g., Izumi/Sakaeguchi). Please don't say "Any pairing," either!
  • An AU can be a canon divergence, e.g. "what if [character] was the Team Captain instead of the canon captain character?", or a completely different setting altogether, e.g., pop idol AU, coffee shop AU, superheroes AU, etc.
  • Fill prompts by leaving a responding comment to the prompt with your newly-created work.
  • 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. Any way you format it is fine.
  • Copy/paste/fill out the following form into your comment box. Delete the guidance text that's in parentheses. Make sure you use tags.

    Here is a BR Template Creator for your convenience if the textarea is confusing.

FILL: TEAM [YOUR SHIP], [RATING]
  • Replace [YOUR SHIP] with the name of the team you belong to. Any way you format it is fine.
  • Replace RATING with the rating of your fill (G - E)
  • Copy/paste/fill out the following form into your comment box. Delete the guidance text that's in parentheses. Make sure you use tags.

    Here is a BR Template Creator for your convenience if the textarea is confusing.

  • NSFW FILLS: Please cross-link these fills and tag them clearly. [community profile] saso_afterhours is open to all NSFW fills.
    • Written/text fills can be hosted on AO3 or [community profile] saso_afterhours ONLY.
    • Art/visual fills can be hosted anywhere; you may include a small safe-for-work thumbnail of the fill in your comment.
FILL: TEAM GRANDSTAND, [RATING]
  • Replace RATING with the rating of your fill (G - E)
  • Copy/paste/fill out the following form into your comment box. Delete the guidance text that's in parentheses. Make sure you use tags.

    Here is a BR Template Creator for your convenience if the textarea is confusing.

  • NSFW FILLS: Please cross-link these fills and tag them clearly. [community profile] saso_afterhours is open to all NSFW fills.
    • Written/text fills can be hosted on AO3 or [community profile] saso_afterhours ONLY.
    • Art/visual fills can be hosted anywhere; you may include a small safe-for-work thumbnail of the fill in your comment.


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.

If you see anyone breaking the code of conduct (e.g., causing drama, being rude) anywhere (not just DW), please contact the mods immediately.


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 4 fills by any member of your team: 20 points each
Fills 5-10: 15 points each
Fills 11-20: 5 points each
Fills 21-50: 2 points each
Fills 51+: 1 point 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 (see the line of links below this post).

Have a question? Check The FAQ first. If you still need help, feel free to contact the mods. Happy fanworking!
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FILL: Team Himuro Tatsuya/Nijimura Shuuzou, G

[personal profile] cherrysalmon 2017-05-29 08:29 pm (UTC)(link)
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Word Count: 695

fhsdkj i hope i did this justice,,

***


The steady drip of water outside his window is what wakes Taiga. It’s been a long time since he’s heard that sound—this winter has been too long, too harsh. Now, as he stretches his limbs—human limbs, he still reminds himself from time to time, fresh and strong and ready to be used—he should get out of bed and see that spring has come with his own eyes.

And with spring, a special guest.

There are four of them, four beings that span the heavenly coordinations, but Taiga had always been closest to Tatsuya, his counterpart, the east to his west. Though Tatsuya’s time has always been the spring, sometimes Taiga sees him more as winter—from the coolness of his scales and the chill that comes over his face when he is angry, to his name. But perhaps it is such great cold that gives him the ability for equal warmth in a time of new beginnings.

Taiga’s own time is autumn, when the leaves turn golden and the air is crisp, when the birds fly south to roost and prepare for the coming winter. And it was last autumn that he had finally managed to perfect the transformation that would let him walk the mortal world without attracting notice, well—supernatural notice, at least. There is no changing the how tall he looks in this form, or the scowl on his face that so easily scares away people he’d been meaning to impress. Perhaps there’s always some lingering facade of the tiger in him even when he walks on two feet, and it would be the same for the rest of his peers.

But all of that pales in front of the fact that he can now reach up out the window and pluck a cherry blossom from the wizened tree growing outside, watching its petals open and close in his fingers. Taiga smiles, closing his palm; he could smell something different in the wind already.

The stream outside his house is running freely, flowing through the heart of the village where he’s stayed all winter. People are nice to him here, and he tries his best to help them back, though it’s not a place to stay long in—in due time he’ll leave again, wander the land, until he is satisfied with the battles he can fight and the lessons he can learn.

Which is to say Taiga has no idea how long he will be here. His footsteps crunch through dewy grass and pebbles towards the stream to bring in water for washing and breakfast; it’s too early in the year for inquisitive insects, something he gives thanks for. In his other form the insects don’t bother him, being unable to get through his thick coat of fur, but humans are a different matter.

When he stands up again he realizes it is very still, the birdcalls having ceased sometime during his washing. Taiga turns around with the pail clutched firmly in his hand, but in the next moment he drops it entirely.

“Tatsuya?”

“I said I’d be here on the first day of spring, didn’t I?”

It is the first time Taiga has seen his human form, but it is unmistakably Tatsuya from his aura and demeanor—black hair falling over one eye, framing his face perfectly, a beauty mark under his other eye. His robes shimmer as he approaches, scalelike, and he’s wearing a smile that could only come after the deepest of winters.

There’s the same exhaustion in his eyes that Taiga knows all too well—the multiple failures before getting to where he is now, the shadows that lurk at the back of his mind. It’s not something they can get away from, any of them—their commitment to overseeing this world had not been asked of them, after all, but commanded.

But Taiga also remembers well his exhilaration at finally his first glance of himself as he is now in a mirror, and he can see the same reflected in Tatsuya’s eyes.

And it is all he can do to stop himself from tackling Tatsuya to the ground and running his fingers through his silky hair, letting spring take over once more.
winterstuck: (Default)

Re: FILL: Team Himuro Tatsuya/Nijimura Shuuzou, G

[personal profile] winterstuck 2017-05-29 09:12 pm (UTC)(link)
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

I LOVE THIS I LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

i pretty much read through this entire fic screaming inside b/c it is so beautiful, the imagery, the tone, just everything's so perfect???? you did this way more than mere justice, i loved every word ok

thank you so much this is everything i wanted and more, today has been such a blessing *________________* <3 <3 <3
cherrysalmon: (Default)

Re: FILL: Team Himuro Tatsuya/Nijimura Shuuzou, G

[personal profile] cherrysalmon 2017-05-30 05:14 am (UTC)(link)
omg sdfjshk thank you so much for this lovely comment! ;_; i'm really glad you liked it aaaaaa but also thank YOU for this prompt, it was rly fun to work with! <3