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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 PRINCE OF TENNIS, M

[personal profile] fickle 2017-05-31 02:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Major Tags: Emotional Manipulation, emotional abuse, blood, cannibalism, gore
Other Tags: None
Word Count: 410 words

***

Everyone knows the golden apples of the gods confer immortality on those who feast on them.

Mizuki knows the apples only confer immortality when dipped in the blood of an immortal.

There is ichor in Yuuta’s veins, golden and glowing. Mizuki has spilled it with his blades, lain Yuuta upon an altar and carved his delicate heart from between his butterfly breastbones. He has lifted Yuuta’s heart free from his body, aorta and lungs dangling like an umbilical cord and afterbirth. He has seen Yuuta live without a heart and breathe without lungs.

Fuji, the family names itself, and Fuji apples have always been the sweetest.

The first fruit, Yuuta tells Mizuki, held cells of divinity within them. The first tree, Yuuta whispers against Mizuki’s mouth, grew its roots through the skeleton of their ancestor.

To taste a Fuji apple is to taste divine bliss but to earn immortality takes more than a few bites of clean, crisp apple-flesh.

Their line is weakened through breeding with humans. The ichor that is Yuuta’s blood is no longer enough to give the gift of immortality, no matter how much Mizuki drinks. Mizuki powders Yuuta’s bones and grills thin slivers of his flesh to eat on thinner crisps but Mizuki still bleeds red.

So an apple it must be from the very first Fuji orchard, from the very first Fuji tree.

Yuuta promises he will bring one back for Mizuki from their next family gathering and with that, Mizuki will have to be content. He cannot outrun the dryads that guard their trees and fruits most jealousy. He cannot manipulate creatures whose modes of thought are so different to those of humans.

Yuuta, though, Yuuta is more human than not and he is Mizuki’s disciple. He will help Mizuki ascend to the godhood that should be his.

Mizuki lets Yuuta go to his family gathering and makes only one mistake. Right before Yuuta leaves, he tells Yuuta, “Give my regards to your brother.”

The jealousy that flashes murder-bright in Yuuta’s dark eyes immediately alerts Mizuki to his misstep but Yuuta is in the car and gone before Mizuki can amend it.

Still he does not fear. Still he does not understand.

He has his eyes on the prize and when Yuuta returns with his brother, Mizuki is too smitten to remember the apple.

He thinks Shuusuke is a gift, a sacrifice.

He thinks that even as Shuusuke nibbles at his heart.