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SASO Referees ([personal profile] referees) wrote in [community profile] sportsanime2016-08-04 08:49 pm
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Bonus Round 7: Recs

Bonus Round 7: Recs

You've created so much during this event, so here's a round to celebrate each other's achievements!

This round is CLOSED as of 7PM on August 24 EDT. Late fills may be posted, but they will not receive points.

  • Recommend at least three fanworks from main or bonus rounds. Your recommendations don’t have to be connected in any way, and you do not need permission to recommend a work.
  • Don't rec your own work. You can recommend things created by your own team, but please spread the love to other teams too.
  • Each recommendation must include at least two sentences explaining why that fanwork is awesome. Please use the format specified below.
  • You may recommend as many works as you like, as long as they are posted separately in groups of at least three.
  • There will be no prompts for this round. Simply post each fill/recommendation list as a comment in response to this post.
  • Remember to follow the general bonus round rules, outlined here.

Bonus round shenanigans all happen in the comments below. Brand-new works only, please.

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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.

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[personal profile] catlarks 2016-08-23 04:21 am (UTC)(link)
Theme: Crossover Fics About Not Being Good Enough. :')

Title: Teshima and Mitani Deal With Being Ordinary
Creator(s): [personal profile] elucidatedlucy
Rating: G
Major Tags: none
Why is this work awesome?: I love the way Chess chose to come at this prompt, addressing what it means to be mediocre delicately, subtly. It's bittersweet seeing Mitani back to his old tricks playing Go in bars and making bets, but keeping hold of the things he's learned from Hikaru — adults are dangerous, and he's wary of them. That's why he chooses to play a game against Teshima, someone his own age who doesn't appear to be skilled, and that's something I really love, getting to see Teshima play Go, getting to see Teshima out of his element in yet another arena. I also love Akari's presence, and the painful little detail of her wanting to come with Mitani, but his not allowing it. This fic tells so much through what it doesn't say, and that's where it shines.

Title: Atobe Sends Teshima Tea
Creator(s): [personal profile] yrindor
Rating: G
Major Tags: none
Why is this work awesome?: This fill is really interesting as a Teshima character study that comes at who he is from the side, in only the most glancing of ways. I love fics that assume all sports series are taking place in the same universe, and I love the casual way this fic talks about Atobe's captaincy and Teshima's awareness of Hyoutei Gakuen. It's a contrast between one captain and another conveyed through the gift of a tea set, one that Teshima ultimately rejects (the tea set or the comparison? both, I'd say), and I really like that.

Title: Agon Challenges Gang Leader Aomine for his Turf
Creator(s): [personal profile] amisgurumis
Rating: T
Major Tags: violence
Why is this work awesome?: Come for the novelty of a cross-fandom AU, stay for the really snappy fight scenes. I love that this is set up with Aomine as the actual power behind his gang, but with Kise as the pretty, charismatic face of the gang, the one who can always get them out of a tight spot. Not so when Agon comes calling. Agon is as terrifying as he is in his own canon and with how much of a dick Aomine can be, it's pretty rewarding to watch him get trounced just when he thinks he has the win — while still leaving room to feel for him through his sympathetic portrayal.