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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!
kuramochi: (SO FLUFFY)

FILL: team kominato ryousuke/kuramochi youichi, T

[personal profile] kuramochi 2017-05-31 10:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Major Tags: very mildly implied sexual content
Other Tags: implied violence, brief description of injuries, non-linear narrative
Word Count: 587

i basically just put a bunch of fairytale elements in a blender and i'm not really sorry.

***

sekizan's cape is heavy red, damp, hem soaked with dew, shoulders with sweat. the mountain is shuddering beneath his feet as he climbs, the distant screech of claws on glass pushing him to the greatest speed he can manage on the slippery-smooth terrain. his heart is a klaxon, a rising cacophony of alarm singing faster, faster, now now now. overhead, the sun is starting to sink, blue sky fading velvet soft. at sunset, it will be too late.

*

at nightfall, hachioji shrugs out of his bearskin, an ocean of dark fur falling to the floor. sekizan is always startled by how much bulk he loses, the gargantuan bear transmuted to more human proportions. he's still large and round and soft about the edges but he fits in sekizan's arms. there are brambles caught in his hair, bright red scratches blooming across his skin. sekizan touches them with carefully salved fingers, kisses the wince hachioji tries to hide, spreads his palms on the tender, uninjured expanse of skin at the small of hachioji's back when his ministrations shift from restorative to passionate. later, he'll help hachioji pluck thorns from the bearskin, wickedly sharp and as long as his hand.

the tower won today, the sky thick with lightning and green fire, the dark flash of wings. if sekizan closes his eyes he can still see hachioji's great bear shape rising up against the pale and sickly light, black vines lashing as they broke from his limbs. it was too close. sekizan's been through the cycle enough times to understand how it works, the circular dream logic that rules here, but it doesn't get easier.

hachioji takes his hand and sekizan starts, breathes, settles. it's going to be a long night, but they're alive, and together. it's enough.

*

the entire mountain rings, a bell struck with a sledgehammer. sekizan heaves himself over the lip of the last plateau and runs.

*

sekizan's never seen a bear in this part of the woods, much less one this like this, nearly as big as a house and so dark brown it's nearly black. its eyes are narrow and intelligent, vast paws almost delicate as it crosses the meadow. it's been following him for leagues. something is about to change. sekizan can feel it in the air, the faint electric current of fate or whatever wears her clothes crackling across his skin.

the bear sits down on its haunches when it reaches him, lifts one giant paw in grave and polite greeting. it's as big as his head, but sekizan accepts it solemnly and he could swear the bear smiles. something is changing, and sekizan watches the bear lift its face to the sky, muzzle trembling like it can smell it. the sun slides below the horizon, and the bear starts to change.

*

the light is half gone by the time sekizan reaches hachioji, splayed in the middle of a scorched and splintered patch of glass like a discarded toy, bearskin in tatters. it's the first time sekizan's seen the sun on his face. his breathing is fast, shallow but steady, and he lets sekizan prop him up, stills the half-formed apology on sekizan's lips with a touch of his hand. sekizan's crying, tears hot and bitter in their mouths but hachioji doesn't try to stop him, the crying or the kissing, the bruising grip on his battered flesh.

the bearskin will disintegrate at sunset, blow away like so much ash, but hachioji will remain, great heart beating in his human chest.
babster: (chinatsu)

Re: FILL: team kominato ryousuke/kuramochi youichi, T

[personal profile] babster 2017-06-01 01:26 am (UTC)(link)
oooh, i really like this! it's very atmospheric, and the non-linear narrative works really well. also! bear-shifter hachioji! i love it! thank you so much!
kuramochi: (Default)

Re: FILL: team kominato ryousuke/kuramochi youichi, T

[personal profile] kuramochi 2017-06-01 02:23 am (UTC)(link)
ahhh i'm glad it's ok!! i just really wanted bear prince hachioji and it just sort of went from there tbh