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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, T

[personal profile] yrindor 2017-07-22 09:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kozume Kenma/Kuroo Tetsurou
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: nudity
Word Count: 501

***

For all that Kenma's eyes are usually hidden behind his bangs or behind the screen of one of his games, Kuroo would still describe them as "piercing." They don't bore into him the way many people mean when they use the word, but Kuroo feels it's applicable nonetheless. Kenma doesn't need to stare to work his magic, even a passing glance is enough for that brain of his.

Kuroo knows how Kenma's brain works, or at least roughly what makes it tick, even if he's long since given up on understanding what goes on inside Kenma's mind. All he knows is that one passing glance from Kenma is more than equal to a long stare from anyone else. It's as if Kenma takes a mental snapshot in that moment, and then retreats into himself to analyze it fully on his own time. It's almost overwhelming sometimes just how much Kenma pulls out of such a quick look.

At least, that what Kuroo thought before the first time he catches Kenma staring at him openly. It's just the two of them showering and changing after a casual practice together one day, and when Kuroo turns around to grab a clean shirt from his bag, he finds Kenma sitting on the bench next to him and staring.

Kuroo freezes. Kenma's cheeks turn pink, but he doesn't look away. "Is this okay?" he asks quietly.

Kuroo nods. "Yes," he says, the word catching unexpectedly in his throat.

There's something both terrifying and thrilling about the way Kenma's gaze slowly works it's way up his body from his ankles to the towel around his hips to his shoulders. He can almost hear the mental shutter snap as Kenma files away image after image for future study. Kuroo's heart pounds in his chest, caught in the knowledge that, in this moment, Kenma is even more aware of his body than he himself is. The intimacy of the moment presses in on him so heavily he finds it difficult to breathe.

Kenma's eyes continue their slow path upward until they finally meet his. The eye contact only lasts for a split second before Kenma breaks it, his eyes falling back to the game in his hands, but in that instant, Kuroo has the distinct impression that it's not just his body that Kenma has taken in. It's the feeling that Kenma has seen everything that lies under his skin as well, every hope, dream, and fear of his laid out for Kenma to see.

Kuroo's hands are shaking for reasons he can't explain as he finishes changing. Kenma pulls him down onto the bench next to him, settling into his usual spot curled up against Kuroo's side he fights whatever boss he's trying to beat in his game.

"Love you," Kenma says quietly.

Kuroo runs a hand through Kenma's hair, letting the familiar scent of Kenma's shampoo, and the familiar warmth of Kenma at his side ground him until he feels less shaky.

"I love you too."
earlgrey_milktea: akaashi eating 2 onigiri at the same time (akaashi keiji)

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

[personal profile] earlgrey_milktea 2017-07-22 09:47 pm (UTC)(link)
i'm?? so in love with this??
kuroken will always be my first and truest love and i hadn't known how terribly i missed them til i read this fill just now. the care in how you described kenma through kuroo's eyes, how enigmatic he is and how okay that is, and how bold kenma is in the quiet they share, and how easily kenma undoes kuroo without uttering a single word. i am SO weak for this dynamic and this stolen moment of intimacy. SO WEAK!!!!
i love the words you chose and how you put them together too and the "i love you"s at the end i'm so!!!!!! i'm going to be yelling about this all day thank you so so much for this i love it so much
yrindor: Head shot of Fuji Shuusuke with his eyes open (Fuji)

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

[personal profile] yrindor 2017-07-22 09:53 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm so glad! KuroKen is quite possibly my truest OTP. I love the way they work together, and the non-traditional intimacy that Kenma seems to bring with him.