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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: (popsicle)

FILL: team kominato ryousuke/kuramochi youichi, T

[personal profile] kuramochi 2017-06-05 11:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Major Tags: referenced/implied animal death, referenced/implied character death, brief violence, mention of blood
Other Tags: spoops
Word Count: 753

well first i had to look up what a church grim was and then i was going to make ryousuke the grim, but well.

***

there's a black dog in church doorway. size alone marks it as unnatural, a vast swath of animated darkness, inky and indistinct at the edges. it moves with more than the animal grace of the shape it wears, smooth and soundless, yellow lantern eyes glaring from its amorphous bulk like a warning. there's a growl hanging in the air, less heard than felt, a subvocal rumble that starts at the soles of ryousuke's feet and races up his nerves, reaching for his heart. ryousuke doesn't falter.

he knows what it is, that looming shadow bleeding into the night, teeth and claws as insubstantial as moonlight until they close on someone's throat. haruichi's heavy on his back, dead asleep for the last six miles, ryousuke's legs are sore and tired, and that growl isn't for him. he shoulders past the dog without slowing down. technically the church should reject him, witchblood obvious in his features and his brother's, in the bright blush shade of their hair, but he means no harm and the grim outside likes him. it's not the first time he's had to seek asylum here.

ryousuke desposits haruichi on a pew, pillowing his little brother's head with his own jacket before simply collapsing on the floor, dirty floorboards cool against his sweaty cheek. he should clean up later, ryousuke thinks, somewhere beyond frenzied rhythm of his pulse pounding in his ears. he should do some maintenance, try to keep the church in good repair. it's abandoned, but the guardian spirit persists and ryousuke certainly owes it that much. outside, the growl intensifies into a snarl, then a baying roar. it's terrifying, and the most comforting thing ryousuke's heard all night.

there's shouting in the distance, close enough to make ryousuke haul himself upright and peer around the pew. the sliver of night visible through the doorway is dotted with the pinpoint flicker of at leat half a dozen torches, more than ryousuke was expecting. there is a bounty this time; perhaps he should have known. haruichi murmurs in his sleep but doesn't wake, exhausted by their long flight and his earlier attempt to tangle with untamed magic. he'll be fine, provided they don't both die tonight.

the grim howls again, the sound drawing an echo out of the church bell's dusty, disused throat high overhead. ryousuke should get up and get ready to fight but his limbs are heavy, head lolling on his neck. he closes his eyes for a moment and then hauls himself to his feet.

*

an hour later, it's over. the scent of blood lingers though there are no bodies on the ground, just a patch of scorched grass where a torch was dropped before ryousuke doused it. it was the only spell he'd cast at all, the hunting party scattering quickly once they'd realized what they were up against, the church grim's teeth sunk deep into their leader's shoulder. it won't heal with out a blessing.

ryousuke's slumped just inside the doorway now, and after a moment the grim moves to join him, suddenly a much more manageable size. the blood on its muzzle disappears as it crosses the threshold, dropping its head on ryousuke's knee for all the world like any dog asking for attention. ryousuke wonders if this is what it looked like before it'd been killed to serve as the church's protector. "good boy," he says, resting his hand on the grim's head, and he doesn't startle at all as the dog starts to shift.

a moment later there's a boy in a ragged black robe lying with his head in ryousuke's lap. ryousuke continues to stroke his hair, spiky and dark, coarse against ryousuke's calloused palm. the grim's eye are still wild and amber bright, even half-closed in contentment, and ryousuke is acutely aware that he's only able to touch him because the grim wants him to.

"it would be easier to hide if you did something about your hair," the grim says pressing his cheek against ryousuke's thigh in clear demand for continued petting. "you stick out too much."

"it won't take dye," ryousuke says, "i've tried."

"well then you'll just have to move back here," the grim concludes, as if it's the only possible solution. ryousuke laughs.

"maybe you're right," he says, eyes starting to close. the grim makes a noise clearly meaning of course i'm right but doesn't try to keep ryousuke awake, settled watchfully across the doorway. ryousuke will have to thank him properly in the morning.
chazyary: (Default)

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

[personal profile] chazyary 2017-06-06 12:56 am (UTC)(link)
gentle screaming

i am absolutely delighted with this whole thing i was hoping someone would fill this prompt aaaah and i'm so glad /you/ did!!

i love how you made the kominatos witches and threw a witch hunt in there??? how fitting ugh and you really nailed the atmosphere i read this super slowly to make sure i was taking everything in lmao "it's terrifying, and the most comforting thing ryousuke's heard all night." is one of my fave sentences in there it's very telling

i dont know what else to say except i would read entire books of this and thank you thank you for this amazing fill!!!
kuramochi: (Default)

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

[personal profile] kuramochi 2017-06-06 11:32 pm (UTC)(link)
I'M GLAD U LIKE IT and like how can i resist this kind of krry prompt tbh. i was gonna make ryousuke the church grim at first bc he's good at being spooky but then like... the thing about the black dogs. i was like well, shit. also i love witch kominatos so much ;;;;;
hailing: (mr announcer guy)

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

[personal profile] hailing 2017-06-06 03:17 am (UTC)(link)
i gotta echo a similar sentiment, but you really immersed us in the atmosphere, I love it.

even in different universes, these two and loyalty and giving and receiving it... ah
kuramochi: (Default)

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

[personal profile] kuramochi 2017-06-06 11:45 pm (UTC)(link)
TY HAYLEY... i just loved this idea of this guardian spirit that was probably supposed to kick ryousuke out of the church but he took a liking to him instead. probably babby ryousuke was tryin to find a place to hide and that's how they met...