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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

[personal profile] yrindor 2016-06-23 08:20 pm (UTC)(link)
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792 words

"No, not Koto, Toudou. Toudou Jinpachi. We should have a reservation for two at 17:30….Canceled!? What do you mean it's been canceled?.....The entire restaurant? How does someone reserve the whole restaurant?.....No, 20:00 won't work; we're going to a show with a 19:30 curtain…..I understand. Thank you. Have a nice day."

Toudou snapped his phone shut and turned to Arakita. "They canceled our dinner reservation for tonight! Apparently some guy reserved the entire restaurant or something. Who even does something like that!? How am I supposed to find a good place for dinner that still has reservations open for a Saturday night?" Toudou asked, throwing his hands up dramatically.

"We could just get burgers," Arakita said, looking utterly unfazed by Toudou's outburst.

Toudou looked horrified. "Burgers? We are not having fast food for date night. Absolutely not," he said with a shudder.

"Who says it has to be fast food? There's a place I know that does damn good burgers. They even have some veggie ones if you really insisted."

"But it's our anniversary," Toudou complained, "and our fifth anniversary at that. Anniversaries are supposed to have roses and nice dinners."

Arakita rolled his eyes. "Says who? And since when have you fucking cared?" he asked. "Do you remember what you did for my birthday?"

Toudou flushed and looked away. "Okay. Point taken," he said. "Fine. Burgers it is."

As expected, Toudou mumbled complaints the entire way to the restaurant, but when they arrived, he was suitably impressed. "They have honest-to-god tablecloths," he hissed as they were seated, tugging on the linen in disbelief.

"It's an honest-to-god restaurant, what did you expect?" Arakita replied.

Despite his best arguments against it, Toudou insisted on ordering one of the veggie burgers, as Arakita had known he would. When they finished, it was only a short walk to the theatre, and Arakita swore they were the youngest couple in attendance by at least a couple of decades. Apparently opera was no the entertainment of choice for their demographic.

To be perfectly honest, it wasn't his entertainment of choice either, but Toudou had insisted. By the end of the first act, he was completely lost, even with the notes in the program. He had to give Toudou some credit for choosing a show with a wolf that seemed to feature prominently, and some well-done fight scenes, but Toudou had apparently forgotten that he didn't speak French or German or whatever-the-hell-they-were-speaking onstage, especially not when it was sung in its full operatic glory.

By the time the third act started, he was officially bored out of his mind. Even the wolf jumping around onstage couldn't hold his interest through ear-splitting arias and the overly long and disgustingly romantic love songs - even without knowing a word of the language, he had no trouble picking those out. He started entertaining himself by watching Toudou watching the stage, so enthralled by the performance that he didn't even notice when Arakita took his hand and started lacing their fingers together.

By the time the show finally ended, he was starting to be bored even of Toudou-watching. "So, you liked it?" he asked as they filed out of the theatre.

Toudou nodded enthusiastically. "It was great! This is the first weekend they've been running the new casting for the peasant leads. The tenor especially is something of a phenomenon right now, and now that I've heard him in person, I can say it's with good reason. Did you hear the way he was hitting those notes? It gave me goosebumps. He's really popular with the younger opera fans as well."

Arakita just nodded; he couldn't have picked out the actor in question if he had tried, and he had never had much of an ear for notes anyway.

"So what was your favorite part?"

"Huh?" Arakita raised an eyebrow at him and tried to remember something that had happened that wasn't Toudou's reactions to the performance. "Uh, it hasn't happened yet," he said.

"What do you—"

Without warning, Arakita dropped to his knee, holding out a small box. In front of the crowd of shocked opera patrons leaving around them, he asked, "Toudou Jinpachi, will you marry me?" It couldn't be a legal marriage, not yet anyway, but that didn't mean they couldn't celebrate it. He wasn't one for dramatic statements himself, but this was Toudou, and for Toudou he'd even brave the goddamn jewelry store to pick out the goddamn fancy ring for the occasion.

In a rare turn of events, Toudou seemed to be speechless, staring down at Arakita in disbelief. "Marry you?" he asked finally.

Arakita nodded.

"Hell yes."
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Re: Fill: Team Grandstand

[personal profile] soup 2016-06-23 08:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Ahhhhh this is so cute!! Arakita watching Toudou watching the opera jsjdjf ahhhh... And that ending, SO SMOOTH ARAKITA B) Thank you so much for this!!!
yrindor: Head shot of Ulquiorra Cifer on a black background (Default)

Re: Fill: Team Grandstand

[personal profile] yrindor 2016-06-23 09:25 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm glad you liked it! Arakita tries, he really does, but smooth/tactful just isn't really in his nature.