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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 2017-06-06 02:20 am (UTC)(link)
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Word Count: 564

I chose to take the Atobe/Jirou route.

***

"Kabaji, check on the sentries," Atobe ordered. "Make sure there are no gaps in our defenses this time."

"Yes," his bodyguard replied.

Atobe waited until the tent was empty before he sank back into the cushions, fatigue creasing his face with lines that had not been there mere minutes before.

It was a face he would never show to his enemies, nor even to his general, but he was weary. The tensions between the warlords that had been simmering for years had finally erupted into an all-out war that was nearing the end of its fifth month. Atobe had been on the front lines the entire time.

He was weary, but the fighting did not stop for the weariness of one man, even a man so important as he. He may not have been a great daimyo or high-ranking nobility, but he was an onmyouji, and the shikigami he controlled made him worth noting, especially during the war.

Sighing, he summoned one of his favorite shikigami, who barely spared him a glance before curling up by his feet and appearing to fall asleep. Atobe ran a hand through the kitsune's thick fur and smiled. Jirou wasn't his first kitsune, nor was he the most powerful, but he was the one Atobe always turned to for companionship. Controlling any shikigami required a certain degree of strength, and weary as he was, Atobe didn't trust himself with the battle of wits and wills that always followed when he summoned Oshitari. Nor was he in the mood for the pranks and playful teasing that always followed Mukahi. Nor even the needle-like focus of Ohtori, who would inevitably stare silently in judgment until Atobe returned to working on tasks related to the war.

No, at the end of a long day at the end of a long month in the middle of a seemingly endless war, Atobe didn't want any of those things. He wanted to step back for an evening and forget that war raged around him.

And so he had summoned his favorite shikigami. It was easy to be fooled by Jirou's appearance. He never overtly fought for dominance the way some shikigami did, and it was easy to be pulled in by his constant sleepy appearance and frequent napping, but Atobe knew there was far more than that lurking below the surface. When presented with a true challenge or strong opponent, Jirou would go from apparent sleep to full alertness in the span of a second. He may have loved the simple things, but there was nothing simple about him.

"Would the master like anything?" Jirou mumbled into Atobe's hand.

"No," Atobe replied. "Other than to sit with me for awhile."

Jirou curled up closer to Atobe's side; his thick fur pressing right up to the onmyouji's thick robes. "Yes, Master."

He seemed to fall asleep again, but when Atobe murmured softly, "tomorrow will be interesting," he found himself suddenly looking down into a pair of eyes the color of molten gold.

"We like interesting," the kitsune said. "We will stay."

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


When Kabaji returned from his rounds a candlemark later, he found his master and his master's shikigami both asleep on the floor. He quietly extinguished the candles burning on Atobe's desk, pulled a blanket over them both, and took up his place guarding the entrance to the onmyouji's tent.
Edited 2017-06-06 02:22 (UTC)
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Re: FILL: Team Imaizumi Shunsuke/Kinjou Shingo, G

[personal profile] nullsleep 2017-06-07 05:16 am (UTC)(link)
ahhhhhhh sleepiest otp of my heart, thank you! I love that Jirou makes the most soothing company in his mostly-guileless way, but there is definitely more to him than meets the eye. HE'D BE MY FAVOURITE SHIKIGAMI TOO.

also, kabaji is such a good boy ♥
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 05:02 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm glad you enjoyed it! I absolutely love Atobe/Jirou (and Atobe/Kabaji/Jirou), so I had a lot of fun with this.