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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!
yrindor: Head shot of Fuji Shuusuke with his eyes open (Fuji)

FILL: Team Imaizumi Shunsuke/Kinjou Shingo, G

[personal profile] yrindor 2017-05-30 06:12 am (UTC)(link)
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This was too cute a concept. I had to. Let us have cute GP with no angst for once.

***

Oishi wasn't sure what even compelled him to step into the cat cafe in the first place. Well, actually, he knew exactly what it was; it was a decision born out of pure desperation. Sunday was his one day of the week with no labs, classes, or rotations, which meant it was usually devoted to some quality time with his textbooks and stacks of flashcards.

The first couple of months of his first year of med school, he had tried to study in the library, but too many of his classmates did the same, and inevitably they ended up wanting to study with him. He had nothing against that idea in theory, but in practice, he inevitably spent most of his time sifting through the gaps in his classmates' notes and pointing them in the right direction, and when he finally made it back home in the evening, he'd be awake half the night finishing the studying he had intended to do during the day.

When it was clear that plan wasn't working, he had gone in search of a quiet cafe where he could study in peace. The coffee shops on campus were clearly out for the same reasons as the library, but after only a few false starts, he found a quiet cafe tucked away on a side street only a few blocks from his apartment. He had studied there for the next couple of years, but when he had arrived today, the normally bright cafe was dark, and the sign taped to the front door read, "Closed for emergency renovation. Estimated reopening in four months. We apologize for the inconvenience."

Oishi had sighed and set off in search of another place where he and his overly heavy backpack could study. The first cafe he found was too crowded, and the second was playing some truly terrible music at such a volume he couldn't drown it out even with his headphones. The third cafe seemed promising, but then he had caught sight of one Oshitari Yuushi sitting up on the second floor, and he had left before he lost the day to trying to study while his one true academic rival watched him infuriatingly with that smug smile that meant he had finished preparing for the upcoming practicum days ago.

Oishi's shoulder were protesting by the time he found a fifth cafe, and he was so desperate to finally settle down with his books, that he clearly failed to read the sign on the door closely enough. He ordered his coffee without a hitch, but when he went to set down his bag at an open table, he nearly set it down on a cat by mistake. He blinked and looked around, and he wondered how he had missed all of the signs earlier. Clearly he needed either more coffee or more sleep, or possibly both, because it should have been hard to miss the dozen cats wandering around the floor and perching on platforms on the walls.

He'd already paid for his coffee though, and the cafe did seem to meet his studying needs, so he settled in for the afternoon. If it turned out to be truly unbearable, he could always leave.

Several hours and three cups of coffee later, Oishi concluded that maybe this wasn't such a bad study spot after all. There was something oddly relaxing about the space. He reached over to absently pet the cat next to him again, but his hand rand into something decidedly less furry.

He looked up and quickly apologized to the barista who had come to take away his empty mug and offer him a fresh one, but the barista—Eiji, his nametag proudly proclaimed—brushed off his apology with a smile that definitely shouldn't have made Oishi's stomach flip-flop the way it did.

Three months later, Oishi still spent every Sunday at the cat cafe, except now he had a human cat on his lap as often as not, and if petting a cat was relaxing, petting Eiji's hair was a different level entirely. He had worried about taking Eiji away from his duties for too long, but as Eiji had pointed out, he was frequently the only one in the cafe, and Oishi hadn't bothered to argue too hard.
Edited 2017-05-30 06:13 (UTC)
marks: also still funny (buchou)

Re: FILL: Team Imaizumi Shunsuke/Kinjou Shingo, G

[personal profile] marks 2017-05-30 12:53 pm (UTC)(link)
this is adorable, and i'm especially fond of oshitari the doctor rival. oishi covered in cats is a charming mental image.
yrindor: Head shot of Ulquiorra Cifer on a black background (Default)

Re: FILL: Team Imaizumi Shunsuke/Kinjou Shingo, G

[personal profile] yrindor 2017-05-31 11:52 am (UTC)(link)
Aww, thank you. I love doctor Oishi, and doctor Oshitari, and especially the two former vice-captains butting heads in med school (when they aren't studying together). And Oishi can definitely always benefit by the addition of more cats.
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Re: FILL: Team Imaizumi Shunsuke/Kinjou Shingo, G

[personal profile] nobetterpicture 2017-05-31 05:12 am (UTC)(link)
I waited to read this so i could savior both fills full of good gp fluff and IT WAS WORTH IT.

I love petty Yuushi so much but the image of Oishi petting Eiji's hair while studying to relax is....a lot. I love it so much, thank you ;;
yrindor: Head shot of Fuji Shuusuke with his eyes open (Fuji)

Re: FILL: Team Imaizumi Shunsuke/Kinjou Shingo, G

[personal profile] yrindor 2017-05-31 11:59 am (UTC)(link)
Eiji's hair is very good stress relief for certain stressed out med students; it probably doesn't hurt that Eiji *really* likes having his hair played with and will come pretty close to actually purring sometimes.
Edited 2017-05-31 11:59 (UTC)
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Re: FILL: Team Imaizumi Shunsuke/Kinjou Shingo, G

[personal profile] beltenebra 2017-06-08 01:49 am (UTC)(link)
This is so cute!!

Poor frazzled Oishi. It's ok, Oishi, cats make everything better. <3 I enjoyed the Oshitari cameo. :D
yrindor: Head shot of Fuji Shuusuke with his eyes open (Fuji)

Re: FILL: Team Imaizumi Shunsuke/Kinjou Shingo, G

[personal profile] yrindor 2017-06-10 03:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you!

Cats, human or otherwise, are very good for poor frazzled Oishi. And I'm glad you liked the Oshitari cameo; I love him in general, but especially as another med student/doctor.