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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!
catlarks: (SASO: heart)


[personal profile] catlarks 2016-06-23 01:02 am (UTC)(link)
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Word Count: 609

"There's the Tanba I'm so familiar with!" Mei says, voice loud enough to rise above the stadium's ambient noise.

His shout pulls Tanba to a halt and for a single moment it feels as if they're alone, never mind the presence of their teammates all around them, moving past them, heading down the hall and out of the stadium. Tanba stops, and Mei draws up beside him, and the need to hurry away from the field all but vanishes.

"Mei," Tanba says, and gets no further. He doesn't have the words to ask, what is it Mei wanted?

Mei has no such difficulties. He claps Tanba on the shoulder, easy and familiar, and slides into place at his side. They keep moving, Tanba's feet restarting as if he's come alive at the touch. Mei doesn't remove his hand, just lets it slide down Tanba's arm to catch around his wrist, almost like they're holding hands.

"It feels like I haven't played against you in ages," Mei says, all too cheerfully. "Is that coach of yours not using you much? Someone else opened, the last time we played each other, who was it... Hmm... That new guy, the one with the beard? Him?"

Mei raises his free hand to his face, drawing thumb and forefinger down the sides of his jaw in illustration of the beard in question. He laughs, and leans in a little closer. "But you pitched today! I didn't even get a hit off of you. But I will next time, make no mistake! Even if your forkball is kind of scary, coming across the plate."

"We lost," Tanba points out.

He's himself at a loss, always left at loose ends for how to handle Mei. He's a force of nature, the sort of person who decides when he wants your company and once he has there's absolutely no getting out of it. Tanba thinks, maybe, that they've come to be friends.

"That doesn't matter," Mei says, waving one hand dismissively. The other is still around Tanba's wrist, thumb stroking soft circles into the sensitive skin of Tanba's arm. "You pitched well! The season isn't over. There's always the next game."

"I suppose that's true," Tanba says, agreeably enough.

"Of course it is," Mei says. "I'm the one who said it."

There comes that feeling again, like the bottom dropping out of Tanba's gut so gently he almost doesn't catch it. Mei keeps him in freefall, constantly surprised, always a little helpless. Mei drops his hand lower, and then he is holding Tanba's hand, hot little fingers closed all of the way around it.

"My teammates are getting together after the game," Tanba says, somewhat apologetically. "It's become something of a tradition, to drown a loss in drinking."

"Mine too," Mei laughs. "Though not for the same reason! I'll return you to your buddies, don't you worry."

Tanba's eyes drop to their joined hands, almost against his will. He could pull out of Mei's hold, even as secure as it is, palm pressed to Tanba's palm and fingers confidently squeezing. He simply isn't certain he wants to.

"We could meet up sometime," Mei says, following Tanba's gaze down before sliding his own back up, looking Tanba in the face as he leans in close. "You could come to one of our celebrations. Wouldn't that be nice?"

"Your teammates might not like that," Tanba points out. What he doesn't say is, no.

"They'll learn to like it," Mei insists. "Maybe not this time, but... Next time. Come have a drink with me."

"Maybe next time," Tanba says. "If you haven't reconsidered."

What he means to say is, yes.
princesssid: anime screencap of eijun looking scary with his baseball cap casting a shadow over his face (eijun)


[personal profile] princesssid 2016-06-23 01:25 am (UTC)(link)
oh boy, mei is a force to be reckoned with, poor tanba :') i loved the feeling of helplessness tanba has, especially the line about mei keeping him in freefall, how perfect! it's really nice to think of what a confusing and good time tanba will have when he eventually joins mei.

thank you for the fill!!!
catlarks: (SASO: Cards)

[personal profile] catlarks 2016-06-23 01:30 am (UTC)(link)
YOU'RE WELCOME, and also thank yooooou for prompting it, the tiny weird rarepair of my heart. I love Mei being unstoppable and Tanba being off-balance, this is the ship for me.