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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 (Ulquiorra)

FILL: Team Imaizumi Shunsuke/Kinjou Shingo, T

[personal profile] yrindor 2017-06-10 08:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Major Tags: character death (pre-story)
Other Tags: Akashi being Akashi
Word Count: 484

***

For someone as logical as he is, Takao thinks, Midorima sure does seem to spend a lot of time on superstition. In the few years he's know him, Takao has never seen Midorima miss a single day of checking Oha Asa first thing when he wakes up, and then making sure he has his lucky item before he leaves the house (or, if he has to leave the house to procure it, looking around nervously as if calamity will befall him any second until his lucky item is safely in his possession).

The funny thing is, for all of Midorima's superstitions, he's never been afraid of the ghost that haunts his bedroom. He was a bit surprised the first time the first time Takao made his presence known, but he adjusted quickly to the lingering presence he could never quite see but that quickly took to following him around everywhere.

Takao has made it his goal to make Midorima smile. Midorima smiles a lot more now than he did when they first met, and Takao likes to think that that's at least in part because of the way he'll send a leaf dancing on the wind to flutter around Midorima's head, or play little pranks on him when he's least expecting them, or rattle the vending machine when one of Shin-chan's beloved cans of red bean soup gets stuck.

The day Shuutoku loses to Rakuzan, Midorima doesn't smile at all. Rakuzan's captain doesn't either, but he looks satisfied. His eyes glow unnaturally, one red and the other gold, and Takao is certain that he can see him far more clearly than Midorima has ever been able to. For once, Takao wishes he were a more terrifying ghost, some sort of bloody spectre with torn flesh and missing limbs and too many teeth. He's never wanted anything more than to wipe the smile off of the smug bastard's face.

That's beyond his power though, so he has to settle for what he can do, which is unfortunately far less than he would like. He follows Midorima home, pulls a blanket up over his shoulders, and rustles the curtains in Midorima's bedroom in what he hopes is sympathy.

It's not until later that night that he finally has the chance to express himself properly. Midorima has just finished showering and is tearing off strips of tape for his fingers. Takao focuses harder than he ever has before and lifts a piece of tape; it wobbles in the air as he slowly coaxes it to wrap around Midorima's finger. It comes out shaky and not nearly as neat as when Midorima does it himself, but the edges of Midorima's mouth turn up in a half-smile, and he lets out a quiet breath of laughter, and Takao considers his mission a success.

Even on the worst days, he wants nothing more than to make Midorima smile.