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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, T

[personal profile] yrindor 2017-06-03 02:06 am (UTC)(link)
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: gods/religion, implied sexual content
Word Count: 518

I love writing god AUs, so I definitely had fun with this prompt.

***

They said that mid-day storms were the worst. Storms where the clouds boiled and turned the sky dark as night. But not true night, and that was the problem, for the storm god was never stronger nor more fearsome than when he waited impatiently for his lover.

They said you could judge the humor of the gods by the feel of the storms—the passing showers early in the morning as the god of night and the god of storms parted ways for the day. The rain that hung overhead all night as the two gods rendezvoused, the storm god too preoccupied to remember to send forth his thunder and lightning. The evening thunderstorms that rolled in suddenly as the storm god tried to hasten the end of the long midsummer days wit the dark of his clouds. The winter storms where long nights spent together softened the storm god's voice until only the occasional rumble of thunder escaped his lips. And the midday storms where the storm god pined at their forced separation with rolling thunder and boiling clouds that lashed the earth with rain and wind until the sun finally set.

They said that if you listened carefully enough, you could hear the storm god's call, "Kuroo, Kuroo," echoing through the clouds.

For as long as anyone could remember, the love affair of the two gods had played out across the sky, and for even longer, everyone had given their thanks that their relationship was strong and steady, for the legends still told of the last time the two gods had fought.

It was a legend that had been passed down through word of mouth long before the advent of writing, and it told of days when the land was battered by driving rain and hail as the storm god raged, the lightning so bright and constant it drowned out the dark of night, and the thunder that followed was deafening as it drowned out anything the night god may have tried to say. For his part, Kuroo wrapped himself in an angry darkness so deep that it blotted out even the light of the moon and stars.

Afraid, those two deities had gone to beg the sun for help, but so great was Kuroo's anger that it encroached even on the territory of the greatest of the sky siblings. Dark tendrils of shadow were visible snaking through the sky in the rare moments when they weren't blotted out by the storm god's roiling clouds.

Finally, the sun god could stand it no longer, and he called in a favor. The god of the sky, the greatest of the celestial gods, the one who was the breath that held the world together, the one who preferred to stay unseen and yet touch everyone in some way, heard the sun god's story and set out immediately. No one knew what words he spoke nor what magic he had wrought, but the sky slowly returned to its normal state and its normal cycles, and everyone rejoiced and hoped that such a time would never befall them again.
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Re: FILL: Team Imaizumi Shunsuke/Kinjou Shingo, T

[personal profile] rielity 2017-06-03 03:39 pm (UTC)(link)
I just.......... I don't have words, this was BEAUTIFUL. In so little words you built a whole universe and gave us not just characterisation but also backstory and even a little snippet of the chaos that could be happening... that has happened before. Thank you so much ;;
yrindor: Head shot of Fuji Shuusuke with his eyes open (Fuji)

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

[personal profile] yrindor 2017-06-03 10:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I love worldbuilding and mythology in general, so I had a lot of fun with this.