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SASO Referees ([personal profile] referees) wrote in [community profile] sportsanime2016-07-21 08:53 pm
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Bonus Round 5: Myth & Lore

Bonus Round 5: Myth & Lore


Summer's a time for swapping stories around the campfire. With that in mind, this round draws inspiration from the stories humanity have told each other over the centuries.

This round is CLOSED as of 7PM on August 4 EDT. Late fills may be posted, but they will not receive points.


RULES
  • This round does not have prompts. Instead, we ask you to draw inspiration from the wide pool of mythology, fantasy, folklore, and fable. An urban fantasy or supernatural AU? A re-imagining of your favorite folk tale? Characters swapping ghost stories or playing D&D? As long as your fill in some way incorporates the fantastical and/or supernatural, it's welcome here.
  • Your fill still has to be about a ship from one of our nominated fandoms. What ships you create work for is up to you, though.
  • To submit your fill, simply leave it as a comment as a reply to this post.
  • 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.

Remember, this is a NO-PROMPT round. Format your fill comment in one of the following ways:

If FILLING:If FILLING as a TEAM GRANDSTAND participant:
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)
  • If no major content tags are applicable, make sure to state this-- even if including other additional tags
  • 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
  • If no major content tags are applicable, make sure to state this-- even if including other additional tags
  • 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 fills as you want!

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!
catlarks: (SASO: lean)

FILL: TEAM MIYUKI KAZUYA/MIYUKI KAZUYA, G

[personal profile] catlarks 2016-08-04 10:00 am (UTC)(link)
tags: none; monster AU, human Hanayo, cat shapeshifter Rin
Ship: Hoshizora Rin/Koizumi Hanayo (love live)
Word Count: 627
I swear this is not even supposed to be the same continuity as the other fill I wrote with cat shapeshifter Rin, it's just. Rin is a fucking cat.


Hanayo screams, a shriek shrill enough to send birds flying from the canopy as she falls to the forest floor. She can see snippets of blue through the green of the leaves, tiny glimpses of a clear sky wheeling far, far overhead. Then a shadow falls over her, vision blocked by a body that's lean and muscular and much heavier than her own. The paws to either side of her head are as wide across as her face, wider.

Hanayo shrieks again, as the giant cat leans in, as large, luminous eyes loom before her face. The cat licks at her, with broad strokes across her cheeks, up over her chin, swiping across her nose. The cat licks her face and she screams and shrieks and squirms on the ground, laughs as she pushes at its head, at its face.

"Rin," she chokes out between giggles, gasping and short of breath. "Rin, stop, stop."

The cat ignores her protests, long, furry body pressed against her side and agile tongue licking up the length of her neck, tickling at her ear. Hanayo wriggles down into the underbrush, pushing at Rin's side, but as a cat Rin is far, far too great a weight for Hanayo to get anywhere with shoving. Finally Hanayo grows too tired to laugh or carry on, sucking in great breaths as she struggles to compose herself.

Beside her, Rin shifts all at once, to the tune of the cracking of her spine as it realigns itself to a more human shape, the shifting of her bones as they reform themselves into a different structure. Her fur recedes, melting into soft human skin, roughened and sun-tanned by her time in the forest. Even as a human girl she's all brown limbs and red hair and wild-eyed roughness, willing to run and tumble and stir up a mess.

"I caught you," Rin says, as she cuddles up beside Hanayo in the leaves. "I chased you down and I caught you."

Hanayo takes a breath in, one that sticks in her throat as one last giggle escapes past her lips, her hand reaching out to tangle her fingers with her girlfriend's. She can see the sky again, stretching far above them, something more distant than the trees they both call home. Rin is warm where their sides press together; shifting between girl and beast keeps her blood pumping hotter than would ever be safe for a human.

"I know," Hanayo says. "I wish I could run faster! It isn't fair, you have much longer legs."

Rin laughs herself, leaning in to kiss Hanayo's cheek. There's a flick of her tongue at the end of it, up against Hanayo's earlobe so that she shivers and squirms. "I know, but besides, you like it when I catch you. Don't you, Kayo-chin?"

Hanayo glances away, choking down nervous giggles even as her fingers clench tight around Rin's hand. Rin squeezes her back, supportive in this and all things.

"I guess maybe I do," Hanayo admits, as her cheeks turn pink and her eyes slide the other way.

Rin rolls over top of her, knees around Hanayo's waist and elbows braced to either side of her head. She blocks out the sky, blocks out the trees, dims the light until it's just her and Hanayo beneath her. Hanayo smiles up at her, shy but pleased. "I guess I understand that sometimes a cat just wants something to chase."

Rin grins, nodding her agreement. "Uh huh, uh huh, and you're the best one to chase, Kayo-chin! Becaaause..." And she trails off, drawing out the word with an excited flourish, leaning in and kissing Hanayo on the nose. "Because nobody loves me like Kayo-chin does, and I love having Kayo-chin all to myself!"