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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, T

[personal profile] yrindor 2016-06-09 10:45 pm (UTC)(link)
violence, blood
806 words

No one who saw it would ever forget the day that the hawk's talons came out. It was an exhibition match after the Winter Cup, and it shouldn't have mattered, except Shuutoku had the misfortune to be matched against Kirisaki Daiichi, and the Winter Cup had only strengthened Hanamiya's animosity.

Shuutoku knew what had happened to Kiyoshi, and they knew Midorima would be their biggest target. He was their biggest scorer, but he was also a stickler for rules, and he was used to the battle for his shots being played by the basket, not next to him. Before the match even started, Ootsubo set out their strategy: when they weren't needed elsewhere, defense would concentrate on Midorima, forming a barrier between him and the opposing team; Takao would try to give them as much warning as possible of Hanamiya's tricks and try to counter Hanamiya's attempts to create blind spots on the refs.

It worked well at first. They scored less than usual, and Ootsubo and Kimura both took some hard shots from Kirisaki Daiichi's lineup, but they still had the lead, and no one was injured.

Everything fell apart at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Kirisaki Daiichi made a break for the basket, and Shuutoku's defense followed. Then, in a move no one expected, Hanamiya passed the ball back to Yamazaki. It was a weak pass, almost too sloppy to be accidental, and when Yamazaki barely made any effort to catch it, allowing Midorima to intercept it, Takao realized they had been tricked, and Hanamiya's entire trap fell into focus.

The rest of the team was still up by the basket, and Hanamiya was still acting as if he had the ball; his pass had gone largely unnoticed.

"Shin-chan! Don't!" Takao started to yell, but it was too late. The minute Midorima jumped for his shot, Yamazaki's elbow buried itself in his ribs. Everyone else's attention was held by the decoy until Midorima's head hit the ground with a sickening crack.

Takao was at Midorima's side almost immediately. "Shin-chan!" he yelled, horrified.

"I think I'm okay, Takao," Midorima replied weakly.

"No you're not. You're bleeding. Oh god, Shin-chan, you're bleeding!" Takao said hysterically as he watched the pool of blood spreading from the back of Midorima's head. Then Miyaji was pulling him away to led the paramedics through, and Takao couldn't do anything but watch helplessly as Midorima was loaded onto a stretched and wheeled off the court. That Midorima was conscious was a good sign, the paramedics said, but head injuries were tricky, and they wouldn't say anything more until Midorima had been seen at the hospital.

As Nakatani called together the remaining members of the team to regroup and rework their strategy, Takao caught sight of Hanamiya smirking at him.

Takao turned to Ootsubo. "Permission to crush the bastard, Captain?" he asked.

"Permission granted, but stay within the rules; we don't want to stoop to his level."

Takao smiled. It was a cold smile, devoid of any of his usual humor. "Trust me Captain, I will," he said, the hard edge to his voice matching the hard set of his eyes, the eyes of a hawk that had spotted its prey and was preparing to strike. The lethal intensity rolling off of Takao was enough to make his teammates shiver; it was a complete departure from his usual, laid-back self.

Having eliminated Shuutoku's best scorer and shaken the rest of the team, Kirisaki Daiichi clearly expected to have the advantage when the game resumed, but they failed to account for the effect hurting Midorima would have on Takao.

As soon as Hanamiya began weaving his web once more, Takao unleashed the full force of his Hawk Eye. No longer was he the passive observer watching the court from overhead; he was the hawk that had spotted its prey and was diving for the kill. And like the rabbit that stood frozen in fear as the hawk struck, the Kirisaki Daiichi players found themselves unable to move whenever they felt those deadly eyes turn to them. Time and time again, Hanamiya tried to weave together the strands of his trap, and time and time again, Takao tore them apart without a second thought; the spider barely even registering to the hawk.

The fourth quarter had begun with the two teams nearly tied. Even without their usual shooting guard, Shuutoku ended the game with a thirty-point lead, and between Takao's Hawk Eye and Ootsubo's defensive coordination, they had blocked Kirisaki Daiichi from scoring a single point.

With Midorima in the hospital, it was a hollow victory, but Takao still took some slight satisfaction in soundly crushing the spider and his team, and his satisfaction increased once he was able to talk to Midorima and reassure himself that his favorite tsundere would be okay.