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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 07:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Aoyagi Hajime/Teshima Junta
Fandom: Yowamushi Pedal
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none
Word Count: 454

***

Aoyagi has never been good with words. It's not that he doesn't know what he wants to say; it's just that he can't find the right words to express what he's feeling. His thoughts come to him as concepts, and colors, and shapes, and trying to force them into words cuts off so much that he can never find the words to fully express what he's feeling.

Take Teshima for example. There are so many things he could say about his partner. About how hard Teshima works, how much Teshima cares about their partnership, how much Teshima cares about the team as a whole. But Aoyagi has never been good at finding the words for that.

Luckily, he doesn't usually have to. They've worked together for so long that Teshima has learned to read between the lines, to take the few words Aoyagi says and silently fill in the rest of the thought that remains unspoken behind them. Sometimes, he doesn't even need to say the words in the first place. Sometimes, a gesture, or a look, or even a pointed thought is enough for Teshima to pick up on everything else. Aoyagi doesn't know how he was so lucky as to have someone like Teshima come into his life, but he knows that he never wants to lose the bond that they've created together.

But despite everything, sometimes words still aren't enough, even with as much as Teshima is able to fill in. Sometimes, like now, Aoyagi feels like he needs something more. He wants to tell Teshima just how much Teshima means to him, and he knows that there's no way he can possibly express it through words alone.

Luckily, Tadokoro is able to help. Like usual, their senpai and mentor has useful advice for him. "Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate," Tadokoro says, and Aoyagi doesn't look back. He wasn't much a cook, but he'd learn for Teshima's sake. He's lost track of how many recipes he's tried, and how many times he's tested his favorites until he perfects them. He isn't the type for anything overly fancy, but when he thinks back on his favorite foods his grandmother has cooked for him, he's reminded that something doesn't need to be fancy for it to mean the world to someone.

The meal he cooks for himself and Teshima isn't fancy, but every dish is something that relates back to the two of them together, whether it's their favorite snack after practice, or something they ate when they went out after the first race Aoyagi won for them.

When Teshima's eyes met his across the table, he knows he doesn't have to say anything more. Teshima understands just fine.
stariceling: (Default)

Re: FILL: Team Imaizumi Shunsuke/Kinjou Shingo, G

[personal profile] stariceling 2017-07-22 09:15 pm (UTC)(link)
I love everything about this, but especially how determined Aoyagi is to get his feelings through. Even knowing how much Teshima understands, he wants to express himself. And then how he focuses and practices until he's satisfied is so fitting for him! Thank you so much!