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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.

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

Fill: Team Grandstand, G

[personal profile] yrindor 2016-06-18 08:04 am (UTC)(link)
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665 words

"Last set, Ai, you've got this," Sousuke said encouragingly. They were at the gym with the rest of the Samezuka team, and Nitori was exhausted. Almost done, he thought to himself. One more set of bench presses before he was done for the day, and then he could finally go back and take a well-earned shower. He listened to the sounds in the gym around him, and to his own ragged breathing, while he waited for Sousuke to finish adjusting the weights.

"Ready when you are," Sousuke said a few seconds later. "Seven reps and you're done."

Nitori reached up, fingers curling around the rough metal of the bar. He kept toying with the idea of getting a pair of gloves to protect his hands, but on some level he didn't feel like he'd earned that yet, not when he knew he wasn't lifting nearly as much as the rest of the team.

He cut off that train of thought; it wouldn't do him any good right now. Instead, he forced himself to focus on what he was doing, on the weight of the bar as Sousuke helped him get it into position, and then on the familiar burn in his muscles as he wrestled it down. And up. And down again.

The first four repetitions went smoothly, but on the fifth, he couldn't help but notice Rin's harsh exhalations as he finished a set of his own, three full reps already in the time it had taken Nitori to struggle through half of one of his own. And then the deep clang of a bar far heavier than Nitori would ever dare try setting back down on the rack.

His concentration faltered, and in that moment, his arms started wobbling dangerously. He tried and failed to regain control, but before he could call out, Sousuke grabbed hold, his large hands warm next to Nitori's as he helped guide the bar back to its place.

"I'll never be as strong as Rin-senpai," Nitori said quietly, the words escaping before he could catch himself.

Above him, Sousuke made a sad half-sound and squeezed his hands tightly.

"Senpai?" Nitori asked into the silence that followed. Then, more quietly when he received no reply, "Sousuke?"

"That's not what matters, Ai. It helps, but when it comes down to it, physical strength's not what's going to win a race. What really makes the difference is the strength you have here." He tapped Nitori on the chest over his heart. "I used to think physical strength was what mattered, and all that gained me was a ruined shoulder. In the end, it's the person who can find the strength in themselves to keep pushing for that last length even when they're exhausted and behind and don't think they can who wins, not the person who can do one more set at the gym…You already have that, Ai; I don't want you to make the same mistake I did…I don't want to see you get hurt," Sousuke said, still holding Nitori's hands.

"I'll try, senpai," Nitori promised

In the silence that followed, Nitori felt Sousuke's fingers drawing on the back of his hand, sketching out the same character they always did when Sousuke thought no one else would notice. Ai. Love. It was the beginning of his name, but more than that it was a declaration, a promise that he both loved and was loved. He loved Sousuke. He loved swimming. He loved the rest of the team.

He adjusted his grip on the bar. "I'm ready," he said.

"Three more," Sousuke said as he helped Nitori lift the bar into the proper position.

The bar was still heavy, but Nitori didn't think about that. He thought about Sousuke, and Rin, and the rest of the team, and how happy he was to be a part of that, and he wrestled the weight through his last three repetitions with a new sense of determination.

Note: I strongly headcanon Nitori being blind, but I tried to leave this open to being read either way.