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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.

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 2016-08-24 04:20 am (UTC)(link)
Theme: Bittersweet Oofuri Fic Fills

Title: Mihashi & Kanou How Things Were
Creator(s): [personal profile] bingualien
Rating: G
Major Tags: none
Why is this work awesome?: There's a lot left unsaid between Mihashi and Kanou, and this fic gives them the opportunity to talk about it, about what could have been if Mihashi had made the decision to go to Mihoshi for high school, and about how things are in the present. I really appreciate how it shows Mihashi's growth, how he doesn't think about what-ifs about Mihoshi any more. And I love that it's Kanou who is lonely, and misses him, and is coming to terms with feelings that he has. I love that even without understanding this, Mihashi gives him a little something to keep warm: the fact that he does still think about Kanou and misses playing catch with him.

Title: Catching For Mihashi
Creator(s): [personal profile] putsch
Rating: T
Major Tags: minor injuries, vomit mention, implied abuse
Why is this work awesome?: I adore this fic for how much it manages to say — about Abe's past trauma, about Abe as a person — in such a small space. The execution is lovely for how it works in the numbers, all these little facts about the size and the weight and the speed of a ball, about the dimensions of a baseball field, because that's how Abe's brain works. This is a fic about a character who is a controlling analyst trying to let go of that, trying to just exist in the moment of catching while Mihashi is pitching. My favorite thing about it, though, is the line about Abe's father telling him that summer baseball is a time for getting some color in his skin, because the image of a summer tan versus purple and yellow bruises is really visually evocative and says so much about how Abe relates to baseball, and so succinctly.

Title: Abe & Haruna, Battery May Explode
Creator(s): [personal profile] kiyala
Rating: G
Major Tags: none
Why is this work awesome?: This fic hurts; Abe's building bitterness comes through in every line that Kii writes. It's an unflinching character study on Abe in middle school, on what it's like to deal with and catch for someone like Haruna. I also really appreciate it for the way it positions Abe going into high school; knowing what the reader knows about how different Mihashi is as a pitcher, the last line becomes a breath of air, just like Abe's brief gulp of air when he gets to catch for pitchers who aren't Haruna during the story.