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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, G

[personal profile] yrindor 2017-05-29 05:22 am (UTC)(link)
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: canon injury, light angst
Word Count: 743

***

Haru is up on the roof again. The cool ground is helping the ice on his shoulder draw out some of the ache a long cheer practice exacerbated. He's been trying to be careful, but he's afraid it's getting worse; the pain is a near-constant during practice now, and it never fully fades.

He hears Kazu come onto the roof behind him and sits up. His shoulder throbs in protest, but for once he almost welcomes the pain; it distracts him from the deeper ache in his heart.

He loves Kazu. He's loved Kazu for years, but he never said anything, and now it's too late. He can see Kazu's soul mark peeking out under the edge of his shirt, glowing against his collarbone. It's been there for almost a week, and it still feels like a punch in the gut every time he looks at it.

He'd come so close to telling Kazu his true feelings—feelings that had been growing since he first injured his shoulder. But he'd had no reason to believe Kazu felt the same way, and he hadn't wanted to risk losing his best friend, so he'd pushed all of those feelings aside. But eventually he hadn't been able to take it anymore, and he'd decided he'd finally admit his feelings when Kazu next joined him on the roof.

That night, Kazu had come to the roof with a brand new soulmark glowing on his skin, and Haru had promised himself he'd never whisper a word of his feelings to anyone.

Tonight, Kazu's soulmark seems to be glowing even more brightly than it had then.

"I wonder who it's waiting for," Kazu says. "It's not usually this bright."

"It must be someone nearby then," Haru says. "It knows it's close." He tries to keep his voice light even as his heart breaks.

Kazu smiles, but it's a sad smile, one Haru hasn't seen since the time he found Kazu out in the hospital gardern. "I hoped it would be you," Kazu whispers. "I hoped I'd come up here and find you with a soulmark of your own. Maybe it makes things awkward, but I wanted so badly to come up here and discover that we were meant to be together, that maybe the feelings that had been keeping me awake for months weren't just my imagination. I never breathed a word to anyone before, but I was talking to Takagi just before mine appeared, and the words slipped out and I realized just how hard I'd fallen."

Haru feels like he can't breathe. The pain is almost unbearable, but he's glad he's never said anything. As much as it hurts to imagine what could have been; it's even worse to consider Kazu's soulmark appearing in the middle of that. He stamps his feelings down even farther, even more determined than before to never let them see the light of day.

Or at least, that's what he means to do. Maybe it's the worsening ache in his shoulder that weakens his resolve, or maybe it's how hesitant Kazu looks now, but whatever the reason, he finds himself whispering, "I love you too."

His shoulder chooses that moment to spasm worse than it ever has before. He clutches at it and nearly falls, but Kazu catches him.

"What's wrong?" Kazu asks, but Haru can't do anything but shake his head. He doesn't know, but he doesn't think he wants to know either. He's already lost judo, and Kazu, and he's certain he's about to lose cheering as well.

"Let me see," Kazu orders, gently prying Haru's fingers off and pushing his shirt aside.

There's a silence that stretches on for far too long.

"Haru," Kazu finally says. It sounds like he's on the verge of tears, and Haru doesn't want to know.

"Haru, look."

Haru braces himself, but with the worst of the pain already passing, he risks a glance.

He's not sure what he was expecting, but he knows it wasn't this. There's a soulmark on his shoulder now, right where it meets his collarbone, and he recognizes the shape.

"Kazu," he whispers.

"Haru," Kazu replies.

They're both crying too hard for more words, but they don't need them, not when they can hold each other close and gently press their lips together. Haru's heart feels lighter than it has in weeks as they fall back onto the roof together, watching the stars with their fingers twined together.
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Re: FILL: Team Imaizumi Shunsuke/Kinjou Shingo, G

[personal profile] multilinear 2017-05-29 05:30 am (UTC)(link)
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH


I LOVE YOU TOO IM

SHDFDSLHF THANK YOU
yrindor: Head shot of Ulquiorra Cifer on a black background (Default)

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

[personal profile] yrindor 2017-05-30 02:26 am (UTC)(link)
I'm glad you liked it! I love these two, and I just want them to be happy together.
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Re: FILL: Team Imaizumi Shunsuke/Kinjou Shingo, G

[personal profile] nobetterpicture 2017-05-29 06:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Let me free fall off Haru's roof because this is so wonderful and KAZU'S SIMPLE CONFESSION WHILE HARU'S BEEN SILENTLY PINING....

I want to live in this fill and the picture of the two of them at the end, fingers interwined....ahh.....good cheer boys ;;;;;
yrindor: Head shot of Ulquiorra Cifer on a black background (Default)

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

[personal profile] yrindor 2017-05-30 02:30 am (UTC)(link)
I just want these two to be happy together, even if it takes them WAY TOO LONG to realize what's staring them in the face. Let them have their happy ending.