referees: (Default)
SASO Referees ([personal profile] referees) wrote in [community profile] sportsanime2017-07-09 06:55 pm
Entry tags:

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 10:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Aoyagi Hajime/Teshima Junta
Fandom: Yowamushi Pedal
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none
Word Count: 420

***

To anyone who saw them, Aoyagi knew he and Teshima had to look like an unlikely pair. After all, he was arguably the better rider of the two, and he knew there were those who wondered what he gained from his partnership with Teshima and who whispered that maybe he was holding himself back for Teshima's sake. He knew there were also those who took his own silence as a sign of stupidity or disinterest and wondered Teshima would choose to spend so much time around him.

Aoyagi had long ago decided that trying to correct them was more trouble than it was worth. After all, if those were the conclusions they were coming to, then anything he said might not be able to change them. Friendship wasn't about words, it was about everything that couldn't be expressed in words.

It was easy to say "I love you." Three words that could be said in a second. But it was much harder to truly mean those words. Aoyagi still had never managed to say those words the way that he wanted to; when he thought of how much Teshima meant to him, and how much he cared about him and wanted him to be happy, his throat closed up around the weight of the words, and he choked before he could force them out.

It was easier to express the meaning of those three words in other ways. Sometimes it was little things like having an extra water bottle for Teshima at the end of practice, or bringing him his favorite snack when he knew Teshima was stressed over exams. Other times, it was something bigger like a meal out to celebrate an important milestone together, or a box of chocolates of all Teshima's favorite flavors wrapped nicely for a holiday. But no matter the moment, Aoyagi hoped his meaning came across clearly enough. "I love you", he hoped his actions said. "I love you more than I can ever put into words, but I want you to know that you mean the world to me, and that I would give the world for you.

Sometimes, he wondered if it was wishful thinking that made him believe that Teshima understood what he was trying to say, but then they would ride together, and he would feel how close together they were, and how they moved with one body and one mind, and he would be reassured that Teshima understood, just as he understood Teshima.