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SASO Referees ([personal profile] referees) wrote in [community profile] sportsanime2017-07-09 06:55 pm
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Bonus Round 4: Quotes

Quotes


This round is CLOSED as of 7PM EDT on 22 July. Late comments are screened and will not receive points.


An oldie but a goodie—in this round, we draw inspiration from famous words said by other people.


Please read this whole post before commenting to ensure that your team gets the most points possible.

RULES
  • Submit prompts by commenting to this post with a quote attributed to a specific person or character, along with any ship/ot3/etc. from one of our nominated fandoms.
    • Example: "That which does not kill us makes us stronger." -Friedrich Nietzsche
    • The quote can come from almost anything—famous people, poetry, songs, books, movies, etc.— but please don't quote personal conversations you've had or overheard.
    • Your prompt MUST include some kind of relationship. Platonic relationships are indicated by an "&" between the names (e.g., Natsuo & Yuzuko). Non-platonic relationships use "/" (e.g., Natsuo/Yuzuko). Please don't say "Any pairing," either!
  • Fill prompts by replying to the prompt with your quote-inspired fanwork.
  • Remember to 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)
  • 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.

FILL: TEAM [YOUR SHIP], [RATING]
  • 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, [RATING]
  • 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 each (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

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, G

[personal profile] yrindor 2017-07-22 04:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Fukutomi Juichi/Toudou Jinpachi
Fandom: Yowamushi Pedal
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none
Word Count: 431

***

Words had power; no one disputed that fact. There was disagreement, of course, but it all centered around the finer details. What, exactly, gave words their power in the hands of the mages, and how could they be used to greatest effect?

The former question was declared a concern primarily of the academics who spent their days locked in dusty archives. The mages who crafted with their words were, as a whole, less concerned with where their power came from than they were with how to best use it. And in answer to that second question, most of them had agreed that the key to power lay in quantity. They flung words rapidly and with little finesse, relying on buzzing swarms of hastily formed ideas, little more than verbal scribbles, to force their way to their objective.

There were, of course, those who diverged from that approach. Toudou was one such mage, and anyone looking at him would immediately see the way he carried his power. It was obvious in the way he moved―fluid and graceful like a dancer. His words followed suit as he crafted them into the arcing lines and looping flourishes of delicate calligraphy. He was verbose, as most mages were, but there was a deliberation and control to his art that most were lacking. His spells took longer to form, but when he finally set the sentences free, they twined around their goal in ways the hasty, buzzing swarms could never manage.

But Toudou wasn't the only mage to stray from the mold, and his partner was even less traditional than he. Upon meeting Fukutomi, most people assumed he was not a mage. Mages worked with words after all, and Fukutomi was downright reticent, choosing each word carefully as if he regretted letting it go.

That was the key to his power. The words that came from his mouth were deliberate and heavy, thick gothic minims that slashed through the air. He spoke in words or short phrases more often than not, but every sound practically hummed with barely-contained power. It was a different sort of calligraphy than Toudou's dramatic flourishes, but it was no less beautiful.

When they worked together, their words settled seamlessly into the empty spaces the other left. Toudou built barriers and bindings of curling leaves and flowering vines that set the stage for Fukutomi's solid defenses and crushing blows. The things they created were true works of art, their spells hanging shimmering in the air like a page from a manuscript before fading away to make room for the next.