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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, A3, T

[personal profile] yrindor 2017-06-22 02:53 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Yukimura & Rikkai
Fandom: Prince of Tennis
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: medical issues (serious illness), angst, guilt, caretaker burnout
Square: analysis
Word Count: 593

***

For Yanagi, Yukimura's collapse hurts, but it's not unbearable the way it is for some of his teammates. He sees the way it weighs on Sanada especially, and Niou too, and he does what he can to help. He's never been good with feelings, but he can do numbers; he takes over managing the team's schedules and training routines so that all Sanada has to do is take the paper Yanagi hands him before each practice and follow what's set out on the page.

At first, the data Yanagi works with is strictly objective: match results, data on other teams, the results of his own teammates' training. But as the weeks wear on, other data begins creeping into his spreadsheets as well. He sees the way Sanada keeps forgetting to eat, or claims not to be hungry, and the way Niou sacrifices his lunch break to food into Sanada, sometimes even sacrificing his own lunch if Sanada has been to stressed or exhausted to remember his own.

Yanagi starts adding food breaks to Sanada's training schedule, knowing that Sanda will robotically follow what's on the page. Sometimes he even leaves a snack with the paper so that Sanada doesn't have to think at all.

He keeps trying to keep his spreadsheets as objective as possible, but he can't completely ignore the warning flags popping up at the back of his mind. He doesn't want to know, so he pushes them aside for as long as possible, but two months after Yukimura's collapse, late when night when there's no one around to disturb him, he finally breaks down and makes the spreadsheet he doesn't want to see.

The numbers are worse than he feared. If everything continues as it is, the probability the whole team makes it to the end of the month comes in at a mere 61%. He spends the next day wracking his brain trying to find any variable he could have missed. Yukimura's condition is the single biggest variable; if it were to change, everything else would change as well, but after weeks with minimal movement in either direction, he knows better than to count on that.

When he runs the numbers again that night, their chances have dropped to 58%.

He spends the next few of days testing every angle and tactic he can think of, but none generate better results; in most cases, their chances are far worse. And every night, he watches as even the best probability drops by a few more percentage points despite his best efforts to stall it.

The tipping point comes the day his spreadsheets come back with 46%. He feels vaguely ill looking at the numbers onscreen. He doesn't like any of his options, but he can't keep waiting any longer hoping he'll find the missing variable that will solve everything. Maybe there really isn't one.

He does his best to translate numbers into words and then takes them to Rikkai's coach and to Sanada's parents. He knows he's breaking Sanada's trust, but he sees no better option. He'll risk losing Sanada if it means everyone else won't lose him too.

Sanada misses a week of practice and their next game. Yanagi can't stop looking at his spreadsheets wondering if he moved too soon, if he could have found a better answer if only he had tried harder.

The next time Yanagi faces Inui, Inui comments that his Data Tennis is off. Yanagi isn't sure how to tell him that he's working just from his notes; he can't look at spreadsheets anymore.
fickle: (Default)

Re: FILL: Team Imaizumi Shunsuke/Kinjou Shingo, A3, T

[personal profile] fickle 2017-06-22 09:15 am (UTC)(link)

That last line is SO BRILLIANT. It just reflects so perfectly what Yanagi went through and how much it tortured him to see the results so clearly but be unable to do anything about it. The way you detailed Yanagi's slow descent into despair keeps pace with the team as well - there's this looming, crushing sense of dread that just weighs down the reader as well as Yanagi.

Thanks for such a great fill!

yrindor: Head shot of Uchiha Itachi (Itachi)

Re: FILL: Team Imaizumi Shunsuke/Kinjou Shingo, A3, T

[personal profile] yrindor 2017-06-24 05:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you. Since data/analysis is such a huge part of who Yanagi is, hopefully he'll be able to look at his spreadsheets again someday, but it's definitely going to take time. Yukimura's illness really takes its toll on the whole team, and they're all pretty powerless in their own ways.