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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.

Format your comment in the following way:

If FILLING (all teams):
  • Replace [YOUR SHIP] with the name of the team you belong to
  • Copy and paste the following form into a comment and fill it out. Delete things in brackets, and leave the HTML alone.

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 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.

If you're hunting through the prompts looking for what to fill, a good trick is to view top-level comments only.

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[personal profile] catlarks 2016-08-24 01:19 am (UTC)(link)
Theme: Oikage Fic Fills, Volume 13 (The Ones Where Something Ends)

Title: OiKage, Stop/Start
Creator(s): [personal profile] kitaiichis
Rating: G
Major Tags: none
Why is this work awesome?: This fic just has this really slow, certain note of pining, setting up a relationship between Oikawa and Kageyama as a thing of the past, something that's over, nothing to be upset about. It's best summed up by this line: Both of them chasing forward, both of them leaving behind. Both of them familiar with the shape of someone’s back as it rushes by them and past them, posing them as two people who could never quite exist in parallel. It hurts, but in a remarkably gentle way, and I love that Andrea is able to construct something with this very particular, resonant kind of mood.

Title: Punctured Volleyball, Punctured Dreams
Creator(s): [personal profile] catsbythegreat
Rating: G
Major Tags: none
Why is this work awesome?: The best part of this fic is definitely the dialogue, the way the banter between Oikawa and Kageyama just plays out so naturally. It's a premise where Oikawa sent Kageyama a punctured volleyball as a mocking challenge about his dreams and Kageyama throws it right back at him, if not without difficulty. I love it because Kageyama's pluck is so clear but Oikawa is still able to get one up on him, get him off balance, and that push-pull between them is the real delight.

Title: Oikawa's Career-Ending Injury
Creator(s): [personal profile] rosebrook
Rating: G
Major Tags: mention of knee injuries
Why is this work awesome?: This is a fic in which pro volleyball player Oikawa finally sustains an injury lasting enough to force him to retire. It's written in a very matter-of-fact, direct way, detailing the progression of Oikawa's playing, the progression of his medical care, the progression of people coming to visit him while he's at the hospital. The prose itself is as inexorable as what's happening, and it's not until Kageyama sends his gift and states outright, career ending injury that all those little factual pieces add up to something real, both for Oikawa and the reader. It's Kageyama who somehow understands the reality of what this means for Oikawa more than anyone else, and I really like that this is a facet of their relationship here.