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SASO Referees ([personal profile] referees) wrote in [community profile] sportsanime2016-07-07 08:59 pm
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Bonus Round 4: Quotes

Bonus Round 4: Quotes

A shipping olympics favorite, this round uses quotes of all sorts to fuel your creative endeavors.

This round is CLOSED as of 7PM on July 21 EDT. Late fills may be posted, but they will not receive points.

  • Submit prompts by commenting to this post with a quote attributed to a specific person or character, along with any ship/ot3/etc. from one of our nominated fandoms.
    • Example: "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - M. Gandhi
    • The quote can come from anywhere. Famous people, poetry, songs, books, movies, your neighbor, etc.
    • Your prompt MUST include some kind of relationship. (This is not the sports anime gen olympics.) Platonic relationships are indicated by an "&" between the names (e.g., Makoto & Rin). Non-platonic relationships use "/" (e.g., Makoto/Rin). Please don't say "Any pairing," either!
  • Fill prompts by replying to the prompt with your quote-inspired fanwork.
  • 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!
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[personal profile] catlarks 2016-07-08 04:58 am (UTC)(link)
Ayase Eli/Sonoda Umi or Ayase Eli/Kousaka Honoka (love live)

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"It's nice to be nice. But if you want to get ahead in life, sometimes you have to be a bitch. I know you know how." — Patrick Jane, The Mentalist
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FILL: Team Kanzaki Miki/Tachibana Aya, T

[personal profile] luckycricket33 2016-07-09 06:31 pm (UTC)(link)
descriptions of violence, harsh mentoring and belittlement, requires a working knowledge of a certain strategy game
word count:
this got out of hand and i apologize for the characterization and also, like. everything.

Umi's foil bends against the rockbeast's shell, up, a loop in the shape of a horseshoe. Or, she recalls, the shape of a compact tight-drawn bow. The monster bites back, raw mouth scraping her unarmored arms and legs. A fencer's joints are unobstructed by heavy armor. She does not take hits. She is fast.

Umi is not a fencer. Well she is, but she shouldn't be. The rockbeast cracks her ankle and Umi goes down, kneeling in pain. "Senpai!" she chokes.

From behind her, magic blooms up, a small cold gust. It realigns her muscles, bones, and seals her scraped skin shut. Healing magic smells different to everybody. Umi thinks it smells like green tea.

"You are an embarrassment to the viera," Eli tells her, from an outcrop a few yards away. "Learn to dodge."

"I can dodge," Umi lets out hoarsely, "arrows-"

Eli ghosts up behind her and tells her, coldly, "No more hiding on mountaintops. Assassins work up close."

Umi poisons the rockbeast and it does more damage than her rapier.


Eli is very kind when they are off the battlefield, really. But she demands perfection in combat. Umi tries to appeal to her sense of efficiency.

"I could be a sniper right now," she says. "I could be doing real damage. Please, please, senpai, let me be useful to you."

Eli's eyes thin as she smiles. "I can deal enough damage on my own. You-" she cups Umi's cheek with one hand - "are an investment piece. You will make a fine assassin, and I trust you with it."

Umi leans into the hand sadly. It still smells like green tea, the faintly lingering scent of white magic that Eli keeps around. Eli heals more than she assassinates, when she is overlooking Umi's training. Umi would feel bad about dragging her senpai away from her true purpose, but sometimes, she sees Eli cup her own hands and inhale after casting a spell.


"You're doing quite well," Eli says from across the water, casting cura near Umi one more time. Umi's gotten the hang of swarmstrike, but she is being kept as a fencer until she can properly dodge. Umi has to learn to be fast, to finish an enemy off in as few turns as she can.

"Keep it up and you'll earn the right to use a bow again soon." Eli means as an assassin, of course. If Umi was a sniper she could use a bow right now, and be on the other side of the river next to Eli, too.

Umi is glad healing magic smells like green tea. White magic can realign her spine and mend her clavicle; can stop a bloody nose and reattach a broken nail. But magic does not heal the way her hands shake under Eli's scrutiny. Adrenaline, in whatever laws govern the domain of healing spells, is not malady enough to fix. Magic cannot calm a girl's frayed nerves, but hot tea sometimes does.


Today's monster is a lamia. It does not hit Umi this time. It is actually closer to Eli.

Even assassins take blows from behind sometimes.

The lamia is already near its defeat, slumped over on the curl of its own tail, when it slaps Eli with an ability she can't easily dodge. The wail she lets out is unfamiliar to Umi's long ears, as is the sight, when she turns around, of the assassin on her knees.

Umi cannot reach all the way; Eli likes to keep her distance from Umi on the battlefield, letting her draw most of the hits while staying just within healing range. White magic does not feel the effects of gravity the way Umi's legs do. The closest she can get is just in front of Eli, standing on a ledge below.

"Are you trying to help me," coughs Eli, through some blood. "If you think I can't handle myself, you have gone soft in the head. Go stand with your back to a rock so nothing can hit you like it hit me." Umi softly appreciates her senpai, trying to make a lesson out of this, as she disregards orders and draws her weapon out.

The flamberge is a weightier sword in Umi's hands, a gift from Nozomi-senpai to a girl who preferred to keep her distance from foes. It is still thin, but thick enough not to bend on impact.

"Senpai," Umi says, "what does white magic smell like to you?"

"Marzipan," Eli answers from the ground. "A candy my mother used to bring home."

Smiling, with her mouth but not her eyes, Umi says, "I'm terribly sorry about this," and thinks silently, I hope you'll be proud of me now.

Umi uses piercethrough.
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Re: FILL: Team Kanzaki Miki/Tachibana Aya, T

[personal profile] horchata 2016-07-16 01:17 pm (UTC)(link)
holy shit this was elegant and beautiful and well-developed and incredible and stunning