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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 2017-06-07 11:40 pm (UTC)(link)
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Other Tags: none
Word Count: 463

Roughly speaking, Reo is Riku, Daiki is Kairi, and Shuuhei is Sora.

***

Reo leaned back against the tree trunk as he surveyed the landscape. It was nothing he hadn't seen before; he had lived on Destiny Island his entire life, and it was small enough he now knew the topography like the back of his hand. The space he had claimed as his own was even smaller, a cross between a sandbar and a baby island that sat just offshore. It wasn't much bigger than the tree that stretched along it, but it was his, and that was what mattered.

His solitude was broken by Daiki and Shuuhei vaulting up alongside him.

"Don't you ever wonder what's out there?" Daiki asked, pointing out over the vast ocean that surrounded them on all sides.

"Let' explore it someday," Shuuhei said.

"Together?"

"Together," Shuuhei promised, stretching out his hand. Daiki put his hand on top of it, and they both looked to Reo.

"Together," he promised, adding his hand as well.

They worked on their raft for weeks, quietly gathering pieces when no one was looking. The rest of the islanders didn't share their sense of adventure, but the three of them had dreamed of this day since they were children. They were finally going to see what lay beyond their island.

They finished the last of their preparations late one afternoon, and they promised to meet at their secret cave just before dawn. That night, Reo dove into the ocean for one final swim. The water parted smoothly around him as he let his mind wander.

Lost in his own thoughts, he didn't notice the current picking up behind him.

When he finally turned back, Destiny Island was a small speck off in the distance. Afraid, he turned back, but the closer he came, the harder the current fought against him.

He swam harder than he ever had before, but he still couldn't make it back to the shore. Overhead, ominous clouds boiled over the island in an unnatural storm.

He battled the waves for as long as he could, but in the end, his strength gave out. "I'll be back someday," he promised, though he knew no one could hear him. "I'll find you again, Daiki, Shuuhei."

Then the waves carried him away, and he lost all sense of time and direction as he was tossed around by the current.

His feet hit solid ground again without warning, and he looked around in confusion. He was still in the middle of the open sea, and yet the surface underfoot was as smooth and solid as glass.

Then, even the ocean around him vanished, and he found himself standing on stained glass surrounded by nothingness. There was no one else in sight.

"Which do you choose?" a voice asked from nowhere.

"What?"

"Which do you choose?"