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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.


RULES
  • 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.


FORMAT
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:

If PROMPTING:If FILLING:If FILLING as a TEAM GRANDSTAND participant:
PROMPT: TEAM [YOUR SHIP]
  • 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
FILL: TEAM [YOUR SHIP], [RATING]
  • 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
FILL: TEAM GRANDSTAND, [RATING]
  • 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.



SCORING
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.


Etc.
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 2016-07-21 10:34 pm (UTC)(link)
supernatural elements
572 words

Long ago, when human civilization was just beginning and the gods still roamed the earth freely, every village and every tribe worshiped their own local gods. But there were some who were known by everyone. Though their names and appearances changed, the Hunter, the Mother, and the Grower were worshiped nearly universally.

In the cold regions in the far north, the Hunter was described as a tall warrior wrapped in thick furs. He was adorned with jewelry of iron and silver, and he carried a sturdy bow. A massive snow leopard always walked by his side.

In the jungles where the humid air hung thickly around the trees, he was described as being as agile as a monkey, carrying a short spear and dressed in cloth woven from the plants that carpeted the forest floor. A cheetah adorned with jewelry of bronze and gold always ran by his side as he ran through the trees.

In the deserts in the south where little grew amid the parched sand, he was described as having hair darker than the night sky. He dressed in loose robes that kept out the sun and the sand, and he carried a long spear. He was always seen with a lion at his side.

What no human knew was that the Hunter's cat was itself a god or an earlier generation. It was one of the old gods who had roamed the earth before mankind had even existed. But as time passed and the wheel of fate turned, the old gods had been pushed aside by the gods of the humans.

The Heavens didn't hold with such a hierarchy though, and when they weren't roaming the earth, the Hunter and the Great Cat sat side-by-side in their heavenly palace and passed their time talking and amusing themselves with games of the Great Cat's design. Around the time the human gods had come into ascendance, the Great Cat had followed the trend and adopted a human appearance in his heavenly form. He was small and lithe, with a cat's pointed ears and slit pupils, and despite his form, his mannerisms were decidedly those of a cat.

In the early years of human civilization, the Hunter was regularly called down by the humans, and the Great Cat always traveled by his side. But the wheel of fate continued to turn, and though it took centuries, the Hunter and his companions were eventually replaced in turn by a new set of gods. They were relegated to stories of days gone by and to sets of stars in the night sky as new gods came into existence to roam the earth.

The old gods were never truly forgotten though, and in times of great strife, the Hunter would still send his companion down to aid those he chose. It was a well-known fact that the stars making up the cat at the Hunter's side sometimes seemed to disappear for periods of months or years, but it was always ascribed to some trick of the atmosphere.

Up in the heavens, the Hunter watched as a future hero took in the abandoned kitten they found on their doorstep, and he waited for the day the Great Cat would return to his side once again.

The wheel of fate would never cease turning, but since the day he had come into being, he and the Great Cat had been side-by-side.
Edited 2016-07-21 22:34 (UTC)