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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.

    Have a question? Check The FAQ first. If you still need help, feel free to contact the mods. Happy fanworking!
yrindor: Head shot of Ulquiorra Cifer on a black background (Default)

Fill: Team Grandstand, G

[personal profile] yrindor 2016-06-02 12:21 am (UTC)(link)
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632 words

Every day as he went out for his run, Kyousuke swore he saw an angel on the mountain. It was always subtle, always just out of the corner of his eye, but as he ran through the trails winding up the slopes, he swore he saw the flash of wings off in the distance.

It wasn't until one day, when he started late due to an unexpected call from his parents, that he finally saw the owner of the wings. It was sheer coincidence. He had been running up the trail like usual, and just as he burst through the trees where opened onto an overlook, he saw a cyclist up at the peak. And as he watched, the wind whipped through the trees, and wings sprouted from the cyclist's back.

He couldn't hear anything from where he was, but he could imagine the pure, clear laughter that probably accompanied them. In that moment, he knew he had met a kindred spirit. Someone else who spoke to the wind, and who listened as it answered.

After that, he intentionally left later in the morning, timing his runs so that he always made it to the overlook just as the cyclist came around the curve. Sometimes the wind was silent, or blowing in the wrong direction, and he didn't get to see the cyclist's wings, but most days, the wind was kind, and he found himself asking "Who are you?", his voice swept away by the wind as it gusted up the mountain.

It wasn't until late summer that he finally received his answer. He was out on his normal run, already looking up towards the peak as he broke through the treeline, and he nearly ran into the cyclist standing in middle of the trail.

"Who are you?" Kyousuke asked, and the cyclist laughed, the sound the exact, joyous tone Kyouske had imagined.

"Manami Sangaku, to finally answer your question. Though sometimes people call me the Angel of Hakone," he said. He must have seen Kyousuke's confused look, because he quickly added, "the wind's been carrying your question to me all summer."

"It speaks to you?"

Manami nodded. "It speaks to you too; I can feel it," he said, reaching out towards Kyousuke.

"Kuga Kyousuke, Stride runner," Kyousuke said, taking Manami's hand in his own, not a handshake but something more intimate, a mutual affirmation of kindred spirits. The wind whipped around them as their eyes met, and somehow, in that moment, they knew they had found another who understood them as no one before had.

"Let's race," Manami said when the wind finally died back down.

"What?"

"You're a runner, right? I see you out running every day. So we'll race back down to the foot of the mountain; the road is longer than the trail, but a bike is faster. We'll see who makes it to the bottom first."

"On your mark," Kyousuke said, already slipping into the tight focus of a race.

"Go!" Manami shouted, swinging his leg over his saddle and taking off down the road, Kyousuke sprinting back down the trail only a fraction of a second later.

As his feet pounded into the dirt, Kyousuke felt a lightheartedness he hadn't felt since his last race together with Tomoe, and he couldn't help but laugh with joy. It shouldn't have been possible, but he swore he heard Manami laughing in response.

Even as their legs burned and their breath grew strained, their spirits flew at finally having met another who understood them, and the wind carried the sound of their laughter back and forth as it danced between them until, finally, they met once more and collapsed exhausted into one another's arms, content simply to lie there and know that they would never be alone again.
miyukitty: (blush)

Re: Fill: Team Grandstand, G

[personal profile] miyukitty 2016-06-02 06:32 am (UTC)(link)
I love thisssss >w< You wrote them with such good chemistry, this is so cool~ thanks for filling this whim of mine so quickly!
yrindor: Head shot of Ulquiorra Cifer on a black background (Default)

Re: Fill: Team Grandstand, G

[personal profile] yrindor 2016-06-02 01:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you! I'm glad you liked it! There's not nearly enough Prince of Stride out there, so I was excited for the prompt too.
miyukitty: (Default)

Re: Fill: Team Grandstand, G

[personal profile] miyukitty 2016-06-02 07:19 pm (UTC)(link)
I have a few of your prinstride prompts saved, hopefully I can return the favor :)