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SASO Referees ([personal profile] referees) wrote in [community profile] sportsanime2016-05-27 10:01 am
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Bonus Round 1: Memory

Bonus Round 1: Memory


Let's start our summer by looking at the past—things that happened in canon, or maybe in an AU, or maybe just as wishful thinking...


This round is CLOSED as of 7PM on June 9 EDT. Late fills may be posted, but they will not receive points.

Please read this whole post before commenting to ensure that your team gets the most points possible. (There are changes from last year!)



RULES
  • Submit prompts by commenting to this post! You prompt should consist of one scenario beginning with the phrase "Remember when", along with any ship/ot3/etc. from our list of nominated fandoms.
    • Your prompts can take the form of recalling canon facts/events ("Remember when Nozomi and Eli got parfaits after school?"), non-canon events ("Remember when Megumi and Jin met at the Tadokoro Family Reunion?"), or somewhere in-between ("Remember when Bokuto and Kenma first met?"). Headcanons and AUs are welcome!
    • Your prompt MUST include some kind of relationship. (This is not the sports anime gen olympics.) Platonic relationships are indicated by an "&" between the names (e.g., Rei & Nagisa). Non-platonic relationships use "/" (e.g., Rei/Nagisa). Please don't say "Any pairing," either!
  • Post fills by leaving a responding comment to a prompt with your newly-created work.
  • Remember to follow the general bonus round rules, outlined here.


  • 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, including Grandstand or Sports Teams
    • Place the prompt's relationship in the first bolded line of the comment. Including the canon isn't required, but it's nice.
    • Below that, place applicable major content tags (when applicable; otherwise write "no tags" or "none")
    • Visual example
    FILL: TEAM [YOUR SHIP], [RATING]
    • Replace [YOUR SHIP] with the name of the team you belong to
    • Replace RATING with the rating of your fill (G - E)
    • Place applicable major content tags and word count before your fill (when applicable; otherwise write "no tags" or "none")
    • NSFW FILLS: Please cross-link these fills and use clear tags in your comment. Written/text fills should be hosted at AO3 ONLY. Art/visual fills can be hosted anywhere. You may include a small safe-for-work preview of the fill in your comment.
    • To place an image in your comment, use this code: <img src="LINK TO YOUR IMAGE" alt="DESCRIPTION OF YOUR IMAGE"/>
    • Visual example
    FILL: TEAM GRANDSTAND, [RATING]
    • Replace RATING with the rating of your fill (G - E)
    • Place applicable major content tags and word count before the fill, where applicable
    • NSFW FILLS: Please cross-link these fills and use clear tags in your comment. Written/text fills should be hosted at AO3 ONLY. Art/visual fills can be hosted anywhere. You may include a small safe-for-work preview of your work in your comment.
    • To place an image in your comment, use this code: <img src="LINK TO YOUR IMAGE" />
    • Visual example


    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.


    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 3 fills by any member of your team: 20 points each
    Fills 4-10: 10 points each
    Fills 11-20: 5 points each
    Fills 21+: 2 points 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.

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yrindor: Head shot of Ulquiorra Cifer on a black background (Default)

Fill: Team Grandstand, G

[personal profile] yrindor 2016-05-30 02:31 am (UTC)(link)
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608 words

"Ready, Kenma?" Kuroo asked as he double-checked his bag one last time. He wasn't quite sure what had possessed him, but on a whim he had decided to take Kenma to the aquarium for their first date of the summer. He hadn't been there in years, but from what he remembered, he thought Kenma would like it.

"Ready," Kenma replied absently, not looking up from his game.

As they walked to the train station, Kuroo asked, "So what are you playing now?"

Kenma showed him the screen, and he couldn't help but laugh. "Finding Nemo?" he said. "I haven't seen you play that one in ages. Getting in the mood for today?"

Kenma nodded, continuing to play. Once they turned onto the busier roads in front of the station, he finally closed the game and slipped it into its usual pocket in Kuroo's bag. Then he slipped his hand into Kuroo's, giving him a little half-smile as they entered the train station.

It was a short ride to the aquarium, and it wasn't long before they were walking through its winding entrance and into the exhibits. Kenma froze and squeezed Kuroo's hand hard, looking wide-eyed at all of the fish swimming around them, and Kuroo knew he had chosen well.

"So, where should we go first?" he asked.

"The beginning," Kenma said matter-of-factly, dragging Kuroo over to the first tank. They made their way slowly through the exhibits as Kenma read all of the signs and shared the most interesting facts with Kuroo.

Eventually, the row of exhibits ended, and they found themselves looking out over a large pool full of rocks and penguins. "Look, Kuroo!" Kenma said, tugging on Kuroo's sleeve and pointing at a small macaroni penguin. "It's Karasuno's libero."

Kuroo followed Kenma's finger and laughed. "If that's Nishinoya, then that one must be Bokuto," he said, pointing at another penguin with long feathers sticking up on either side of its face.

"Then the bored-looking one next to him must be Akaashi."

"The tall one over there must be Lev," Kuroo added.

"And the one everyone's taking pictures of over there has to be Oikawa."

"Which one is Kenma then?"

Kenma snuggled closer to Kuroo's side. "None of them. Kenma's a cat, not a penguin."

Kuroo chuckled and ruffled a hand through Kenma's hair. "Is the Kenma-cat ready to keep going?" he asked, then followed Kenma to the next exhibit. They made slow but steady progress through the building until they entered a dimly lit room late in the morning. Kenma stopped dead.

"Kuroo," he whispered breathlessly as he walked up to the tank. "Kuroo, they're beautiful." He stared at the jellyfish as they drifted back and forth aimlessly. In the pale light of the exhibit, they seemed to glow. Kuroo kissed Kenma on the top of the head and settled on a nearby bench to wait. Given Kenma's love of repetitive patterns, he had a feeling they would be there for awhile.

An hour later, Kenma was still mesmerized, watching the jellyfish floating back and forth and looking calmer and more relaxed than Kuroo was used to, but his stomach was growling loudly, and Kuroo's was too. Kuroo groaned as he stood and stretched. "Kenma," he said softly as he tapped his boyfriend on the shoulder, "we should get food soon. We can always come back later."

Kenma blinked at him, as if coming out of a trance. "Promise?" he asked.

"I promise," Kuroo said, taking his hand and leading him towards the exit. Kenma kept looking back over his shoulder until the tank was out of sight.

Edit: I strongly headcanon an autistic Kenma, so that came through a bit here.
Edited 2016-05-30 03:15 (UTC)
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Re: Fill: Team Grandstand, G

[personal profile] nobetterpicture 2016-05-30 03:59 am (UTC)(link)
This is so sweet!!!!! Naming the penguins after their teammates and rivals is so adorable and I totally could see Kenma loving jellyfish.

I've actually heard of a headcanon like this before and it's very interesting because it could be true, if sports anime touched more into those sort of things.
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Re: Fill: Team Grandstand, G

[personal profile] yrindor 2016-05-30 10:15 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm glad you liked it!!! Coming up with penguins for the characters may have been my favorite part.

Autistic Kenma seems to be a not-uncommon Kenma headcanon from what I've seen; I wish sports anime did go more into things like this sometimes, because I would love a canon autistic Kenma.