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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 10:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kozume Kenma/Kuroo Tetsurou
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none
Word Count: 473

***

"Books are mirrors," Kenma said one day. "You only see in them what you already have inside you."

"They tell a story, don't they?" Kuroo asked. "I've never seen a dragon before in my life, but if I read a story with a dragon in it, I can still see the dragon. That's not something that was already inside me."

Kenma shook his head. "It's not about the words, or the descriptions, or even what happens in the story," he said. "It's about how you read it, and how much of yourself you let bleed into the pages. Have you ever heard a storyteller tell a story?"

"Of course. Who didn't have someone read books to them before they could read? Or have a read-aloud in class?"

Kenma shook his head again. "Those aren't really storytelling. That's just reading the words on the page. When you hear them, the story you hear is whatever you create from the pages. It's a mirror in a way, but it's the mirror of the listener's ear. To use the story you brought up earlier, the dragon you saw in those stories is the dragon that you created. How many legs did it have? What did its body look like? What about its claws? Its wings? Did it breathe fire? Did it have scales? How many of those things were mentioned in the words on the page? So where did all of the other details come from? They came from you, and what you think a dragon should look like. Maybe you've never seen one before, but you've heard about them, and from them you've created your own mental image of what a dragon is like.

"A true storyteller will show you the mental image that they hold. Even if the words aren't on the page, they'll manage to paint them into being somehow, until you're caught in the world that they've built. If a master storyteller wanted, they could read you a fairy tale and make you side with the evil stepmother not through the words, but through how they used the words. You have to be careful around people like that; if there's evil in their hearts, you can see it reflected in the story that they see in a book, and like a mirror, they can reflect that twisted version of the story onto you. Books are mirrors, not just to your heart, but to everyone else's as well. The sooner you understand that, the better you can protect yourself against being caught in an echo chamber of infinitely reflecting mirrors."

With that, Kenma fell silent again, burying his nose back into his book and leaving Kuroo to think about his words. It was the longest speech Kuroo had ever heard Kenma give, and clearly about something Kenma had very strong feelings about.