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SASO Referees ([personal profile] referees) wrote in [community profile] sportsanime2017-06-11 06:56 pm
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Bonus Round 2: Tic-Tac-Toe



Tic-Tac-Toe


This round is CLOSED as of 7PM EDT on 24 June. Late comments are screened and will not receive points.


Get three in a row! That's the goal of this bonus round. Inspired by a fanwork event type called kink bingo, this round encourages you to create and fill out themed prompt cards.


Please read this whole post before commenting to ensure that your team gets the most points possible. There's a lot of text here, but if you read carefully and follow the instructions step by step, you will be okay.


RULES
Please refer to the first comment thread of this post for an example of how this round works.

PROMPTING

  1. Select a ship to create your prompt card about. Platonic relationships are indicated by an "&" between the names (e.g., Haruki & Kazuma). Non-platonic relationships use "/" (e.g., Haruki/Kazuma). Please don't say "Any pairing," either!

  2. Visit this card generator.
    • Here is a visual guide to using it.
    • The large text box is where you can list prompts if you have your own ideas. Please list at least 9 prompts; you can list more if you want. (The generator says you need at least 24, but it's lying.) Single words or short phrases are better than sentences.
    • Otherwise, you can use the dropdown menu found right below it. Note: some of these prompts lists are NSFW. (NSFW prompts are a-ok as long as you tag for it.) If you don't like some of the options that appear in a prompt list, you can delete them.
    • Text prompts only, please. Also, each card square must be unique—don't list the same prompt 9 times.
    • In "Configuration Options," make sure you select 3x3 and (Normal prompt). This is the most important step!
    • Leave the tic-tac-toe card with its default colors, so everyone can read it clearly.
    • Click the "Create a bingo card" button.
    • Scroll down to see the card that was created for you. If you don't like the prompts it picked, you can reroll by clicking "Create a bingo card" again.
    • When you're satisfied, scroll further down the page until you see a textarea box full of HTML.
  3. Copy and paste the HTML from the box and into the body of your prompt comment, then post!

FILLING

Fill prompts by selecting an individual square to create fanwork for, then leaving a responding comment to the prompt with your newly-created work. (Optional:) If you can fill three squares from a prompt in a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line, you get a tic-tac-toe (and an additional point bonus)! You can also just fill prompts as you please and get standard points.
  • Prompt squares are labeled as follows:
    A1 B1 C1
    A2 B2 C2
    A3 B3 C3
  • If you're trying for tic-tac-toe, you cannot combine squares into one fill. If your fill can satisfy multiple squares, pick the most relevant square: e.g., one square is sailing and another is pirates and you make a fill about pirates sailing, it's mostly pirates so put down the pirates square.
  • Each fill must stand alone as an individual piece, but all your fills can slot into a larger universe if you'd like.
  • You cannot fill a prompt square more than once, but you can fill every square on a tic tac toe card if you want to.
  • You cannot work with your teammates to get a tic-tac-toe. Only individually achieved tic-tac-toes get the bonus.
  • Multiple people can fill the same prompt square. You cannot "block" others from getting tic-tac-toe.
  • Remember to also follow the general bonus round rules, outlined here.
  • Here is a prompt/fill index for your convenience.


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/images)
  • 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], [SQUARE], [RATING]
  • Replace [SQUARE] with the specific square you're filling (e.g., B2). Click here to see a comment thread example of which square is which.
  • 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, [SQUARE], [RATING]
  • Replace [SQUARE] with the specific square you're filling (e.g., B2). Click here to see a comment thread example of which square is which.
  • 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 for each tic-tac-toe card (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
Tic-tac-toe Bonus: 2 points each for the first 12 achieved by your team

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!
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FILL: Team Himuro Tatsuya/Nijimura Shuuzou, B3, M

[personal profile] cherrysalmon 2017-06-14 11:27 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Mayuzumi Chihiro/Akashi Seijuurou
Fandom: Kuroko no Basuke
Major Tags: emotional manipulation, child abuse (implied), multiple character death, graphic depictions of violence/gore (mutilation, violence to hands and mouth)
Other Tags: angst, mind control (?), psychological horror, implied mayuniji subtext, supernatural elements
Square: Ringu
Word Count: 1437

i...uh...yeah.

***

1.

Maybe it was a mistake doing this, but well, he can’t do anything about that now. The video won’t disappear now that he has it sitting in a folder—he stares at the screen, the heat beneath his fingers never reaching his skin. Even considering his skills the video had been a bitch to find, hidden beneath layers and layers of encryption in a corner of the Internet he’d never even known existed.

(How had the kids found this then? He tries not to think about it as he double-clicks the file.)

The video fizzles into life, filling his screen. At first, he sees nothing.

(It’s so quiet, he realizes too late. So quiet.)

2.

“How many times have I said you shouldn’t do this kind of shit alone? Look—”

“Shut up,” Mayuzumi says, though even he can hear the tremble in his own voice and the whiteness of his knuckles. For a few moments the other side of the line is silent. “You don’t—you don’t know what it was like. You shouldn’t get into this.”

“Mayu—“

He throws the phone across his room, unable to look at it anymore.

3.

He has such pretty red hair.

Mayuzumi stares at the screen, entranced, at the young man—the milky paleness of his wrists as he brushes his hair with excruciating languidness. In the mirror his mismatched eyes almost seem to glow, and the slow smile that expands across his face at once inviting and hollow.

Come to me, the words float to the forefront of Mayuzumi’s mind, threatening to break through his skull, tear his skin apart in a flurry of blood and memories. He shuts the laptop so violently he’s almost sure he heard something broke.

He has such pretty red eyes.

(That night, he tries to forget the video was once in grainy black-and-white.)

4.

As selfish as he is, as much as he tries to shut himself off, it’s not like Mayuzumi wanted any of his friends—is that what you think of them now, only after they’re sitting on death row with you?—to have gotten caught up in any of this.

“Why did you do that?” He remembers saying. You still have a family to go back to dies in his throat as soon as he remembers, through the hysterics playing out in his mind, why both of them are here.

Nijimura had looked up from his laptop, pulling out Mayuzumi’s flash drive and placing it back on the desk. There is no color in his face, and it suits him even less than it suits Mayuzumi.

“I was the one who asked you to look into it, remember?”

5.

The yellowing photograph of Akashi Shiori stares at them serenely from across time and space, her long hair spilling across her shoulders, reaching the ornate sash around her waist. Sharing the news spread is a photograph of Mount Asama, its smoking top obscured by the volcanic discharge.

Her eyes are gentle, but Mayuzumi see something else in her face, an echo of the man in the video. He blinks, and her pupils sharpen.

“Hey, you okay?”

Mayuzumi shakes his head, and the photograph is back to normal. “Yeah, I…it’s nothing.”

“A psychic…” Nijimura murmurs, his voice too loud in Mayuzumi’s ears, in the confines of the tiny library. Someone’s hands are shaking—not just his. He closes a hand over Nijimura’s as they look on, listening to the distant waves outside.

Psychic or not, they’ve come too far now.

6.

“They were afraid of me,” Akashi says. I didn’t want to hurt anyone.

So why?

Mayuzumi reaches out only to find himself trapped, on the wrong side of the mirror. He watches Akashi walk towards him, sit, reach for the brush lying on the tatami.

When my father found out what I could do, his men took me in the middle of the night.

He starts to brush his hair, long and scarlet, much longer now than Mayuzumi remembered it being.

There were so many of them. I didn’t know where they were taking me, at first, but when I saw the well, I knew.

“Why couldn’t you kill them?” Mayuzumi whispers, but the moment the words leave his mouth he already knows the answer. Akashi smiles at him, forlorn, picking out the hairs in his brush.

I was thirteen.

Thirteen.

Why did they do that to me?

He suddenly looks into Mayuzumi’s eyes, two flashes of red—no, something else. Mayuzumi could only watch with growing discomfort as Akashi’s eyes grow helpless, then defiant, then—

Why?

Why?


Why?



The brush handle splinters, piercing the palm of his hand, driving blood into the mats. Mayuzumi feels his breath catch, his throat tighten, as he falls forward through the cracks of the mirror, feeling nothing.

Akashi looks down at him, leaning forward to tip Mayuzumi’s face towards him. There is something desperate about the way his voice tightens when he asks, again. “Do you know? Do you know how long I lived down there?”

It was only last year when I...

“It was wrong,” Mayuzumi says. He sees the tabloid headlines now from fifteen years ago, unsure if they are there because of his mind, or Akashi: Rumors drive family matriarch to suicide, Heir of Akashi Corp. disappears, mansion burns down, A family cursed with fame and fortune? “You didn’t do anything wrong.”

Akashi’s nails scrape against his skin as he lets Mayuzumi go, leaving a trail of wet blood across his chin. This is a dream: he knows this, objectively.

“You will help me, won’t you?” Akashi murmurs, his breath hot against Mayuzumi’s ear. His fingers brush against Mayuzumi’s face, and a shudder, not entirely of fear, runs up the length of his spine. “You’ve already done it once. Do it again.”

Mayuzumi wants to reach out, rip the tongue out of that mouth, but he does nothing but hold his breath.

7.

When they find the skull in the well with barely minutes to spare, Mayuzumi finally feels like breathing again.

8.

“This must be a mistake.”

The man on the other end of the line sighs. Mayuzumi could hear the distinct sounds of furniture moving about, a roll of tape being pulled in the background. “I know this must be difficult, Mayuzumi-san, but you must understand—“

“Heart attacks do not run in his family!” Mayuzumi almost screams into the phone, his voice ragged and out of breath as he sits down, slowly, on his bed. “I…I want to see his body. I want to make sure.”

Listen: the man’s voice grows distant, almost afraid. “I don’t think that would be be a good idea.”

When Mayuzumi breaks his second phone of the week, he catches a glimpse of something red in the reflection of his laptop.

You’ve already done it once.

And then he knows.

9.

Why?

Mayuzumi sits in front of the glowing screen at midnight, fingers hovering over the keyboard.

Why not?

Akashi sits across from him, on the edge of the old well, across millions of lines of binary code. Mayuzumi could close the laptop, throw it out the window, burn it to plastic ash, but it would not change a single thing about the situation. Akashi knows this, and knows the feeling other than fear pooling at the pit of his stomach.

Don’t you want me?

I want…

Mayuzumi looks at the title on his screen: The 30-Year Old Mystery of the Akashi Family Finally Revealed!

It’s been lonely in here. Don’t you think so? Don’t you think that’s wrong?

He mouses over to Publish, on the NHK YouTube channel.

Good, Akashi purrs, and there it is again: the chill in his back. The mouse is slippery under his hands as he shuts the laptop the moment it finishes running, throwing it aside.

The clattering of metal echoes through the room, but Akashi is still there, in the mirror across his bed.

He reaches out for Mayuzumi, but Mayuzumi cannot tell what it is in the mirror anymore.

Come with me.

10.

This time, Mayuzumi feels the glass slide beneath his skin as he slips through the cracks for the last time.
Edited 2017-06-14 14:42 (UTC)
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Re: FILL: Team Himuro Tatsuya/Nijimura Shuuzou, B3, M

[personal profile] mondegreened 2017-06-14 05:15 pm (UTC)(link)
ohhhhHHHHHHHH this is fucking DELECTABLY creepy, i keep trying to pick a favorite line but it all just knits together so beautifully. ♥ sadako akashi is just such a good #concept. AND NIJIMURA AS RYUUJI!! I LOVE.