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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 Ulquiorra Cifer on a black background (Default)

FILL: Team Imaizumi Shunsuke/Kinjou Shingo, T

[personal profile] yrindor 2017-06-08 04:25 am (UTC)(link)
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: minor injuries/violence, Inui's dubious culinary skills
Word Count: 1093

Why limit yourself to Snake Juice when you can have snamily instead?

***

"Break's over. Again," Inui ordered, urging Kaidou up off of the floor and back to the heavy bag in the corner of the gym. "You're still telegraphing your left crosses, and you're dropping your guard when you go in for an uppercut. You can't afford either of those next week. The probability that Kirihara has seen video of your fights is 100%, and he's going to be looking for those weaknesses."

"Yes, senpai," Kaidou said, dragging himself up. Inui had him training with weighted gloves again, and while he understood the rationale, the added weight was starting to wear on him, dragging down his guard and leaching from from his strikes.

"45 seconds on the heavy bag: cross-cross-uppercut-uppercut. Focus on those corrections. Then 90 seconds on the speed bag. Any pattern, but cut the time between strikes; I want no gaps. Finish with another 60 seconds on the heavy bag, jab-jab-cross; don't pull the first ones to get to the third. Ready? Go."

Kaidou's world narrowed to the targets in front of him and the steady rhythm of his fists pounding into them. The constant scratching of Inui's pen was a familiar background punctuated by Inui's terse corrections.

When the final timer rang, he collapsed to the ground, his shoulders burning almost as much as his lungs.

"Not done yet," Inui chided, nudging him up with a foot. "One more set."

He offered Kaidou a water bottle, flipping the top open so that Kaidou didn't have to wrestle with it with his gloves. Kaidou did his best to ignore the color, and the taste, as he gulped down whatever electrolyte concoction Inui had thrown together this time. He was grateful for the water bottle Inui offered after, even if it didn't fully wash away the taste.

"Final set," Inui announced as he put on a pair of target gloves. "Three, two-minute rounds. I show a target, you hit it; I come in for a strike, you block."

Kaidou nodded, and Inui began, throwing out targets so fast Kaidou could barely track them, and clipping him on the head every time his guard slipped down.

Looking at Inui with his notebooks and glasses, it was easy to forget that he had once been one of the favorites in the ring. He and his rival Yanagi had both been known for their analysis-heavy style, hanging back until they had picked apart their opponent's strengths and weaknesses, then striking with deadly accuracy. The match between them was touted as the match of the year, but Yanagi disappeared from the boxing world the day before it was scheduled to take place.

Inui had retired a few months later, and Kaidou still wasn't sure what had happened in the intervening years, but Inui had come back as a trainer, and a few months later, rumors had started surfacing that Yanagi had done the same.

Kaidou's next fight was against Yanagi's protege, and it was being touted as the fated match that had never happened.

It was also going to be Kaidou's last before he retired. He and Inui hadn't made the announcement publicly yet, but they were in the process of adopting a child, and they both wanted more time to spend with him. The bout with Kirihara was going to be Kaidou's last, and he was determined to make his senpai and his partner proud.

But first he had to survive another week of Inui's training. By the time the three rounds were over, every muscle in his body felt was shaking, and only the knowledge that he'd feel worse if he didn't managed to get him to drag himself into the shower and then back into the gym where Inui handed him another dubious recovery drink.

"Lie down," Inui ordered, and Kaidou did, hissing when the point of Inui's elbow dug into a knot in his shoulder.

"I thought you looked tense," Inui said. "You're still too stiff. Stay loose in your guard, and you'll move faster and stop seizing up after every round."

"Yes, senpai."

Kaidou knew that was going to make it into Inui's notes later. It was almost a little disconcerting just how much data Inui collected about him: his training regimen, everything he ate, how much he slept, everything that could possibly factor into a fight, and if here were being completely honest, probably a fair bit that did not. But Inui's methods worked, and Kaidou couldn't say he minded all that much.

"I was thinking," he said later when Inui had moved off of his shoulders and down onto his arms, "we still need a name."

"I made a list," Inui replied. "The top fifty names that are not too popular, but not unheard of either, don't require contortions to find on a phone or computer, and have no negative meanings associated with any of the kanji."

"It's a starting point," Kaidou said, "but a name is more than just data. I was thinking of some myself. What about Shougo?"

"Too common," Inui said immediately. "We don't want our son to be sharing a name with three other children in his class."

"Hm, what about Shouta?"

"How about Shingo?" Inui asked. "It was on my list."

"Shingo?" Kaidou took a minute to consider. "It fits."

"Shingo then?"

"Shingo," Kaidou agreed, and he couldn't help but smile. It was hard to believe it was all really happening. He had been so wrapped up in training for his bout against Kirihara that it hadn't really sunk in yet that he and Inui were soon to be parents.

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


A week later, Kirihara broke Kaidou's nose. Kaidou knocked him out with a clean hook to the jaw. Inui's phone rang just as he finished patching Kaidou up again, and Kaidou spent the car ride gingerly holding ice to his face and hoping the bruising didn't scare their son.

He needn't have worried. Their son took to them immediately, and in the first ten minutes, he had already tried chewing on Inui's pen, Inui's notebook, and Kaidou's bandanna. Inui wondered if it was a sign of a vitamin deficiency. Kaidou pointed out that Shingo was teething and thus liable to chew on anything he could get his hands on. Inui took more notes and promised not to feed Shingo anything of his own creation without running it past Kaidou first. By the time they left with their son in tow, they were both ecstatic and slightly terrified of what lay ahead, but they'd figure it out together.
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Re: FILL: Team Imaizumi Shunsuke/Kinjou Shingo, T

[personal profile] mother_herbivore 2017-06-08 07:15 pm (UTC)(link)
YRIIIIIN *CRIES ALL OVER YOU* I LOVE IT... u worked the kid thing in there so smoothly, it felt really natural and realistic :''') i love how you wrapped it up neatly but still made it feel open and optimistic, cuz there's so much more good to come for them... REALLY GOOD THANK YOU FOR FILLING
yrindor: Head shot of Fuji Shuusuke with his eyes open (Fuji)

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

[personal profile] yrindor 2017-06-10 03:42 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm glad you liked it! Originally I was planning on just making it InuKai training, but then they both kept wanting to talk about their kid, and who am I to argue with that?