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SASO Referees ([personal profile] referees) wrote in [community profile] sportsanime2016-06-09 08:58 pm
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Bonus Round 2: Images

Bonus Round 2: Images


Back by popular demand, this round uses official canon artwork as fodder for speculation and extrapolation.
Please read the rules carefully before posting!

This round is CLOSED as of 7PM on June 23 EDT. Late fills may be posted, but they will not receive points.


RULES
  • Submit prompts in the form of a canon screencap from one of our nominated fandoms along with a ship. Screencaps can be from the anime or manga, as well as any other kind of offshoot media, e.g. official art, drama CD covers, light novel illustrations, magazine covers, photos from stage plays, and/or caps from games.
    • Doujinshi, fan-made games or any other fan-created work should not be prompted, even if you receive permission. Only prompt official, canon artwork.
    • Keep your prompt concise. Don't prompt a whole manga chapter, for example.
    • Your prompt MUST include some kind of relationship. Platonic relationships are indicated by an "&" between the names (e.g., Abe & Tajima). Non-platonic relationships use "/" (e.g., Abe/Tajima). Please don't say "Any pairing," either!
    • Upload the cap somewhere (imgur works well) and post here with the images themselves or a link to them. Including a text-only summary of the image is encouraged.
  • Fill prompts by leaving a responding comment to the prompt with your newly-created work inspired by the cap.
    • Fills can be directly connected to the cap, e.g. panel redraws or writing fic that fleshes out the moment that was capped or that fleshes out what happened directly before/after, but fills can also be more indirectly linked. As long as the work is somehow inspired by the cap, it counts.
    • Fills that are too long to fit in a single comment should have the rest of the fill placed as replies to the original fill comment. The subjects of these extra comments should be something like "part 2 of X" or "continued."
  • 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)
  • NSFW FILLS: Please cross-link these fills and use clear tags in your comment. Written/text fills should be hosted at AO3 ONLY as a new, unchaptered work. 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, as explained in the rules
  • 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 as a new, unchaptered work. 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 2016-06-14 04:28 am (UTC)(link)
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607 words

"...Rin-senpai? Rin-senpai?"

A worried voice cuts through the haze clouding Rin's mind. "Ai?" he asks, not turning away from where he's crouched in the corner of their room.

"Are you okay? Were you having a nightmare?" Nitori asks quietly.

"No, just a memory."

There's a long pause before Nitori speaks again. "Memories can be nightmares too, Rin-senpai."

The silence that follows is broken only by the sound of Nitori shuffling back to the bed, and Rin hopes he stays there, but then the hesitant footsteps return. Nitori's leg bumps into his back, and then there's a blanket draped around his shoulders. It takes him a minute to recognize it in the dark; it's the blanket Nitori always keeps at the foot of his bed."

"Go back to bed, Ai," Rin says. "I didn't mean to wake you."

"You should go back to bed too, senpai, I…umm...I wouldn't want you to catch a chill."

"I'll be fine, but you should sleep."

He expects to hear Nitori shuffle back across the room, but he doesn't. Instead, Nitori speaks quietly from behind him. "My grandma made that blanket for me," he says. "'The dark is a scary place sometimes, isn't it, Aiichirou?' she'd say as she wrapped me up in it. But she also said it was less scary when there was someone there with you, so I, uh….I don't think she'd like it if I went back to bed right now and left you. You don't have to talk about it or anything if you don't want to, but...but I'm not leaving. Sorry. You're my senpai...and my teammate…"

Rin lets out a pained laugh. "Of course it comes back to swimming," he says bitterly. "It always comes back to swimming."

"That's not what I meant, senpai!" Nitori exclaims. "…I just mean that I care," he says, sounding hurt.

"I was thinking about my father," Rin says into the silence that follows. Somehow it's easier to talk about these things in the dark. "He wanted to be a swimmer, but he had to give that up to support us. I promised I'd follow that dream for him, but then he died, and now sometimes I feel trapped by that dream, and I wonder if I'd still be swimming if it weren't for that promise."

"I know the answer to that, senpai," Nitori says, draping himself across Rin's back and wrapping his arms around Rin's shoulders as he speaks. "You're not swimming for him. Or, well, not to say that you aren't doing it for him at all, but he's not the core of it. You do it to be with Nanase-senpai, and Tachibana-senpai, and sometimes even for the rest of us at Samezuka. Even if you can't see it yourself, everyone else can, and that's why we're here for you." The words leave Nitori in a rush, almost as if they're flowing outside of his control, and he has to fight to stop them.

"I mean, not that Rin-senpai's wrong for feeling that way, and of course you don't have to--" he stops as Rin turns and presses a finger to his lips.

"I know," Rin says. "I know, but sometimes the memories are just too damn loud."

"I'll be louder," Nitori promises, and Rin pulls him into a tight hug.

They don't intend to, but they end up falling asleep there, curled around one another, and they wake up stiff and cold from lying on the floor. Rin's willing to overlook that though, because it's the first time in weeks he hasn't woken up haunted by old memories.
phantomwised: (Default)

Re: Fill: Team Grandstand, G

[personal profile] phantomwised 2016-06-14 03:48 pm (UTC)(link)
aaaah thank you for filling this that was so cute! I'm so happy seeing Nitori being a solid, comforting presence for Rin in this.
yrindor: Head shot of Ulquiorra Cifer on a black background (Default)

Re: Fill: Team Grandstand, G

[personal profile] yrindor 2016-06-15 04:14 am (UTC)(link)
I'm glad you liked it! I love Nitori possibly a little too much.
karahashi: (Default)

Re: Fill: Team Grandstand, G

[personal profile] karahashi 2016-06-15 08:17 am (UTC)(link)
Ahhh Nitori is so pure <33 I really like the hushed tone, and how Nitori gently pushes through all of Rin's walls ;A;

"I know," Rin says. "I know, but sometimes the memories are just too damn loud."

"I'll be louder," Nitori promises, and Rin pulls him into a tight hug.

AND MMM THIS LINE I LIKE IT A LOT :DD
yrindor: Head shot of Ulquiorra Cifer on a black background (Default)

Re: Fill: Team Grandstand, G

[personal profile] yrindor 2016-06-16 12:55 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

That's one of my favorite lines from this as well.