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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 2017-06-23 05:39 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Akashi Seijuurou/Fuji Shuusuke, Fuji Yuuta/Mizuki Hajime
Fandom: Kuroko no Basuke, Prince of Tennis
Major Tags: abuse (implied emotional abuse/mind games)
Other Tags: slavery, power impalance
Square: sacrifice
Word Count: 825

Emperor-slave AU

***

It stings when Yuuta leaves, even if Fuji understands his reasons. He can sympathize with the feelings of living in another's shadow, so he does his best to put on a cheerful face as Yuuta rides off to join the Order of Saint Rudolph. They're one of the smaller Orders, not prone to overly ambitious, rash decisions like some, and they've just recently come under the leadership of a new High Commander. No one knows much about Mizuki Hajime, but Fuji's preliminary investigations suggest that he's a commander who values forethought and logic, and so Fuji doesn't push back too much, even if the warhorses and white tabards and shining lances of the Order are the antithesis of the wind and shadows and stealth in which Yuuta was raised.

But a few months after Yuuta leaves, Fuji begins to hear rumors about the Order—rumors that say their High Commander sees his men as nothing more than chess pieces, and will sacrifice them just as easily if it suits his aim. And other, darker rumors about the tricks he uses to ensure his subordinates' undying loyalty to him.

Fuji's blood run hot at the news, but he doesn't rush. He sends out his own informants to investigate, but he's ready, and he moves out the minute they come back with confirmation. He fades silently into the trees, his journey out to the Order's base going almost entirely unnoticed.

He arrives too late.

In a bid to strengthen his grasp on his territory, the emperor Akashi had been sending his armies out to crush any possible pockets of resistance. Unbeknownst to Fuji, Mizuki had postured one time too many, and had paid the price. Fuji emerges from the forest behind a pile of rubble that had once been Mizuki's stronghold. The dying embers of what had once been gardens are still smoldering, but Akashi's army is nowhere in sight.

Neither is anyone from the Order, and Fuji finds one of his informants and demands a report. Mizuki is believed to have perished in the destruction of his base, but no one has gone looking for his body yet. Most of the other members of the Order, Yuuta included, escaped.

It's not quite the vengeance Fuji had planned, but he's willing to accept it, and Akashi's destruction is far more thorough than what he could have managed alone. He sets out to find Yuuta with a certain grim satisfaction, but it's short-lived when he sees signs of a trap laid along the main trail leading from the stronghold, and then scuffed, bloodied dirt and trampled grass that read of an ambush. He follows the trail until it leads him to the edge of Akashi's camp. He doubts if even his skills will get him in unnoticed in broad daylight, but even from his distance he can see Yuuta chained together with other members of the Order in among Akashi's slaves.

He waits until nightfall before he picks his way through the shadows close to the slave pen.

"Yuuta," he hisses.

His brother wakes up quickly despite the bandage around his forehead, which Fuji takes as a reassuring sign, even if it's a small reassurance amidst many far larger concerns.

"I'll get you out," Fuji whispers. "Don't cross Akashi before then."

Yuuta glares at him. "I don't need your help," he spits. "I can solve this on my own. Go home." He turns away and refuses to respond to anything further. Fuji waits for as long as he can, but he knows he has to leave before the sentries do their final rounds before the shift change.

Maybe Yuuta can escape on his own. Maybe he can't. Fuji's not willing to take that gamble.

The next day, he puts on his full formal robes, presents himself at the entrance to Akashi's camp, and asks for an audience with the emperor. He's done his research, and he knows the sort of men Akashi chooses to surround himself with; a stealth specialist who's rumored to be the spymaster for at least one clan will be far more attractive to the emperor than a knight of a back-woods Order. He offers to trade himself for Yuuta, and exactly as predicted, Akashi agrees.

As he had expected, Akashi orders that he be brought to the slave pen and chained in Yuuta's place. Yuuta is surprised, and furious. Fuji is not, but he acts exactly as insulted as Akashi expects him too. He'll let Akashi think that he's won this first round, that this was a spur-of-the-moment sacrifice. Fuji would sacrifice himself for Yuuta in a heartbeat if it came to that, but he has no intention of sacrificing himself now. He waits, observes, and picks up every thread Akashi gives him and begins weaving it into his trap. It may take him months, or even years, but he will have his revenge on Akashi for hurting Yuuta.
Edited 2017-06-23 05:47 (UTC)
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Re: FILL: Team Imaizumi Shunsuke/Kinjou Shingo, A3, T

[personal profile] fickle 2017-06-23 08:04 am (UTC)(link)

Ahhh, that’s such an awesome fill! I’m a suck for family conflict so I love that you started it off with Shuusuke thinking about Yuuta’s leaving. The contrast between the ninjas and the Order of St. Rudolph is great (and I love that you called it the Order of St. Rudolph, it’s very Knight Templar!) as is the fact that Fuji did do preliminary investigations! Because he’s such a good brother, really.

other, darker rumors about the tricks he uses to ensure his subordinates' undying loyalty to him

delighted sounds I would read an entire fucking fill about Mizuki mindgaming/fucking Yuuta into obedience, no joke.

Also I love Fuji STILL not rushing and being so calculated about it. Also this bit! “Akashi's destruction is far more thorough than what he could have managed alone”

AHahahaha. DON’T POSTURE AT AN EMPEROR.

Yuuta refusing help and Fuji refusing to have his help be refused is PERFECT, as is Fuji pretending to be surprised he’s chained up as a slave instead of used as a trusted advisor. flailing motions Such a good fill, I can’t wait to read more of this verse!

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

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

[personal profile] yrindor 2017-06-24 05:10 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm glad you liked it!

Fuji is a good brother, and he's not going to let Yuuta run off somewhere that's a complete unknown. Unfortunately for Mizuki, possibly the only thing worse than drawing Fuji's anger is drawing Akashi's, because an emperor has a lot more firepower at his disposal than a lone ninja does (though Fuji would of course have come up with his own way to make sure Mizuki paid). The Akashi-Fuji mindgames are definitely fun to play with too, because neither of them have someone quite on their level to come up against in canon.