referees: (saso 2016)
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.

  • 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.

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:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

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.

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!
catlarks: (SASO: heart)


[personal profile] catlarks 2016-06-17 02:04 pm (UTC)(link)
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Word Count: 538

"It must be a little like having their parents watching them, don't you think?" Ryousuke asks.

Tanba turns toward him, a question written across his face. Ryousuke only smiles when he sees it, nodding toward the field spread out beneath them. It's different to be seated in the stands, after spending the better part of three years playing for their high school's baseball team. Tanba had thought it might feel removed, empty.

But it doesn't, not really. They're surrounded by other spectators — some of them their yearmates — and the roar of the crowd's collective voice for any exceptional play, any hit, any run, is deafening in Tanba's ears. There's a different kind of excitement that comes with being lost in the crowd, a sense of being part of something, without the sharp-edged awareness of victory hung in the balance that comes with playing in a game.

Tanba looks down at the field, where Furuya is standing on the mound, poised as he watches the next batter step up to the plate. He wants Furuya to do well, to succeed.

"Is this really what it feels like to be parents?" Tanba asks.

"That I couldn't tell you," Ryousuke says. "Do I look like anyone's parent?"

Tanba snorts, lifting one fist up toward his mouth in a half-hearted attempt at disguising his laugh. Ryousuke hardly reacts, his expression as serene as always even as his eyebrows creep slowly up. Tanba coughs, but he's still smiling when he pulls his fist away.

"No," he says, just so they're clear. "You don't."

"Good," Ryousuke tells him.

There's a certain vehemence behind the word, a weight that smacks ever so slightly of threat, of a mistake that's only narrowly been avoided. It's a tone of voice that sends a slow shiver down Tanba's spine, though he no longer jumps quite so easily at Ryousuke's needling as he might have, once upon a time.

Somewhere over the course of three years, he may have even come to admire it.

"They aren't playing poorly," Tanba says, forcing his attention back to the game. "Though their batting is lacking."

"Funny for you to say that," Ryousuke says. "Tell me again where you sat, in last year's batting lineup?"

Tanba ducks his head, aware that he wasn't quick like Kuramochi, or as reliable as Yuuki, or as clever as Ryousuke. Batting was something he'd had to work at, even more diligently than he'd honed his pitching. He knows he isn't wrong, that Seidou's current line-up doesn't have the last year's explosive force, but he's... Embarrassed, until Ryousuke nudges him in the side, snapping him out of it.

"It's too late to lament anything you didn't do," Ryousuke says, proving he knows exactly where Tanba's thoughts have gone. "You did everything you could, and you were an ace we were proud of."

Ryousuke's knuckles brush the back of his hand, his fingers curling around Tanba's and giving a decisive little squeeze. He's still looking straight ahead, to all appearances nothing but focused on the game. Their arms are sandwiched in between them, invisible. Tanba appreciates the gesture anyway.

His palm feels warm, pressed against Ryousuke's palm. He doesn't let go for the rest of the game.
kazuyas: (miyuki)


[personal profile] kazuyas 2016-06-19 09:48 pm (UTC)(link)

ugh i love how their relationship is this lovely undercurrent to their entire conversation, i love that it's ryousuke that opens the conversation, i love that he reminds tanba that the team is proud of him, I LOVE THE HAND HOLDING (i'm not a sap but that it was ryousuke initiating that, too, makes me all wibbly).

so ugh yes thank you i love this endlessly. <3