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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, C2, T

[personal profile] cherrysalmon 2017-06-22 11:18 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Mayuzumi Chihiro/Akashi Seijuurou
Fandom: Kuroko no Basuke
Major Tags: sexual content (implied)
Other Tags: alcohol and drinking
Square: airports at 4 AM
Word Count: 1045

3/5 of these based on experience sfjksjdh...

***

1. the distant echo of luggage sliding off a rack

It’s three when Mayuzumi arrives at the airport, a preposterous time considering the flight is at six-twenty. He could’ve slept (read) a bit more, taken his sweet time to come, but Akashi had called ahead to tell him he expected Mayuzumi at the lounge early for a surprise.

(He’s never thought of Akashi as an exhibitionist, but honestly, what else could he have possibly meant?)

What he gets is emptiness and sounds amplified, each step he takes echoing too loudly in his ears. The sound of someone else’s check-in luggage rolling along the floor grinds in his ears until its owner has successfully heaved it up to the desk.

Mayuzumi never checks in anything.

In the distance there’s a dull thud, and the clamor of feet. Maybe someone had fallen down, or there’s an assassin on the loose, weaving through the chairs as airport personnel pursue them through the hallways, behind the waxy mannequins in their claustrophobic cells lining Shopping Area A-1 or through the smoke lounges, shoes leaving the slightest indents in the fading faux-leather seating.

He sees a luggage train overturned near the glass doors leading to customs. A trio of handyman stand in a half-circle around it, bending down as if paying their last respects. Mayuzumi goes into the gate without a second glance.

2. the harsh glare of fluorescent lamps on your skin

At this time of the night, three-thirty now, there’s not much still open to look at. He could hang around the cherry blossom exhibit (it’s the end of spring; somehow they’ve kept these trees alive either through sheer will or some freaky genetic engineering) or look at the fake-authentic Edo period buildings put there to please the tourists.

No matter how much the government spends on airport lighting, Mayuzumi decides as he passes by the only other people around, a middle-aged couple too busy making out next to the closed doors of a world-class sukiyaki restaurant to notice him, it still looks like shit. His skin looks sallow and washed out (not that he doesn’t look sickly pale all the time, he’s a very healthy young man, thank you very much.)

Not a good look, especially considering the color of his hair. When the couple finally breaks apart and notices him, they screams and run in the other direction, knocking over a lantern in the process.

Mayuzumi sighs. He’ll have to see if the JAL lounge can outdo this.

3. the constant drip of a broken drinking fountain

Akashi may have strung him along for the majority of their relationship (or as he would have it, taken the lead, including things like booking holiday tickets to Seoul last-minute), it doesn’t necessarily mean Mayuzumi is as passive as he looks. He’s the one who has to deal with fixing the leaks in their apartment, repairing Akashi’s laptop, preparing the meals—

(“Are you sure you’re not just his butler?” Higuchi had asked him after a few too many drinks this one time in Roppongi after a company night out. Mayuzumi doesn’t really keep in touch with anyone, but they’d ended up in the same company with him in IT and Higuchi in accounting. “Sounds like it to me, but if that’s what you like—“

“Shut the fuck up,” Mayuzumi had said, and well, he’d kind of blacked out after that.)

The point being, that dripping noise is driving him nuts.

Isn’t this supposed to be a world-class airport?

He stares at the drinking fountains as he passes each one, but none of them seem to be dripping erratically, or spitting error signs at him when he presses each button in turn. Everything in good order, down to the low rumble of electricity under his skin as he pulls away.

The lounge is up ahead. Mayuzumi walks faster, aware that the sound seems to be catching up to him.

4. the shitty wifi even inside the premium lounge

“You’re late,” Akashi says.

“Tell that to the fucking haunted fountains,” Mayuzumi says. He ignores Akashi’s semi-quizzical look as he dumps his bags unceremoniously on a mahogany chair. They’re the only ones in the VIP lounge; whether this is a truly unpopular time to be flying or if Akashi had bought out all the tickets so they could be alone is up for debate. He takes out his phone. “What’s the password?”

There is nobody at the sleek marble desk; the receptionist had gone off to use the restroom. Akashi gives him a Disapproving Look and places a hand on Mayuzumi’s forearm, brushing a thumb so softly across his wrist he feels goosebumps rise. “You can read your novels with the in-flight WiFi.”

“You know it sucks,” Mayuzumi says, then his breath hitches as Akashi smiles and leans forward. He’s wearing Mayuzumi’s favorite cologne. They’re sitting on some nice, soft reclining sofas, a far cry from the shitty seating reserved for the general populace, and Akashi’s hands have long since moved on to explore other areas of his body. “Akashi—“

“Trust me, it’s not any better here.”

5. his lips on your collarbone as the flight crew finally starts the morning broadcast

When Mayuzumi opens his eyes blearily at the intercom starting up again, he finds that he can’t get up.

Akashi’s hair tickles his nose as he turns around, realizing that Akashi is actually asleep, his chest rising and falling evenly next to Mayuzumi’s arm. There’s an arm over his left leg, Mayuzumi’s bags and Akashi’s briefcase (because of course he has to be working even on vacation) next to his right.

At least he looks at peace. Mayuzumi looks up to see traces of pink and orange in the horizon.

And when Mayuzumi looks down—he can see the outline of a bruise starting to form on his collarbone. Typical.

Akashi always gets what he wants, though this time it hadn’t been without a fight. He smiles to himself as he gently shakes Akashi awake, noting a similar marking beneath Akashi’s ear. His hair would hide it well, but knowing it’s there is enough for Mayuzumi to consider this trip already a success.
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Re: FILL: Team Himuro Tatsuya/Nijimura Shuuzou, C2, T

[personal profile] alphahelix 2017-06-24 09:25 pm (UTC)(link)
The atmosphere you created feels so vivid and I really enjoyed Akashi and Mayuzumi's dynamic here! This fill is so lovely, thank you so much!!!!