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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!
yrindor: Head shot of Fuji Shuusuke with his eyes open (Fuji)

FILL: Team Imaizumi Shunsuke/Kinjou Shingo, B3, T

[personal profile] yrindor 2017-06-17 02:21 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Rikkai & Yukimura
Fandom: Prince of Tennis
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: medical issues (serious illness), angst, guilt, poor coping mechanisms, caretaker burnout
Square: ashes
Word Count: 585

***

When Yukimura falls ill, it's Sanada who holds the team together. As everyone else is still reeling from the shock, he digs deeper, grounds himself, and pulls Yanagi aside to create a skeleton of a training schedule that will hold the team through until they have the bandwidth to do a more thorough job.

Sanada is the first to visit Yukimura in the hospital, reporting back to the team every day until Yukimura is allowed more visitors. Niou is the second to visit; he goes with Sanada, and he's not sure which is worse: Yukimura trapped in his own body and unable even to speak, or Sanada staring blankly past him as he reports on the day in a carefully controlled monotone that nevertheless always sounds just on the verge of breaking.

Sanada has always been the grounding anchor of their team, but he can burn with a powerful fire when pushed. Niou sees that fire now, but sharp-edged and volatile as its anchor wavers. He pulls in Yanagi to help manage Akaya; their youngest regular butts heads with Sanada regularly, but Niou doesn't want to risk that now, not with Akaya's temper lashing out more than ever with Yukimura gone, and with Sanada not his normal self.

As the days stretch into weeks, the team settles into a tentative new sense of normality, but the weight of their captain's illness continues to weigh on them. It's Sanada who shoulders the brunt o f the weight, and Niou can see it slowly wearing away at him. Niou offers to share some of the burden, to handle more of the practice scheduling or take over some of the hospital visits, but Sanada refuses to give up what he sees as his duty.

Niou continues to watch, and worry, but it's not until nearly six weeks after Yukimura's collapse that he feels the first wave of true fear at the current state of things. Yagyuu pulls him aside after practice, not for a quick kiss in the shadows like normal, but to press a scrap of paper into his hand.

"Sanada dropped this," he says stiffly.

Niou glances at the page and understands Yagyuu's concern. Written in Sanada's familiar, tight hand is his schedule, and it's not a schedule Niou would want to keep for even one day; he's not sure how Sanada has been managing for as long as he has. Yagyuu meets his eyes, and he sees the same conclusion: they're running out of time.

Sometimes in the dead of night, when worry for Sanada and the rest of the team keeps him up, he finds himself wishing Yukimura would die if he's not going to recover. He feels guilty the minute he catches himself on that train of thought and shoves it far away, but even though he hates himself for even considering it, he can't help but think that if Yukimura were to die, then at least they would all be able to grieve together and start to move on. There's a part of him that he doesn't want to acknowledge that says even that would be better than the limbo they've been stuck in for weeks now with no end in sight.

Niou sees how dangerously low Sanada's reserves are burning, and everyone knows that even the strongest fire can only burn for so long before there is nothing left but ashes. If Yukimura's condition doesn't change soon, for better or for worse, then Rikkai is going to lose their vice-captain too.
fickle: (Default)

Re: FILL: Team Imaizumi Shunsuke/Kinjou Shingo, B3, T

[personal profile] fickle 2017-06-17 03:42 am (UTC)(link)

Wow. I really really love this! The burnout effect is so real when it comes to caretakers and Sanada punishing himself with a tough schedule is perfectly IC and perfect for the situation. It just rings so true and accurate.

The last line is killer too! And of course I love the mentions of fractious baby Kirihara <3

Sent from my iPhone

yrindor: Head shot of Fuji Shuusuke with his eyes open (Fuji)

Re: FILL: Team Imaizumi Shunsuke/Kinjou Shingo, B3, T

[personal profile] yrindor 2017-06-24 04:33 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm glad it rang true for you. I definitely had the sense that Sanada was starting to burn out when we first meet him in canon, so I wanted to explore that more. And I'm glad you liked Kirihara's cameo; I added him just for you =D